My Monthly HubPages Ad Program Earnings for the Past 6 Months

Pleased that my HubPages Ad Program Earnings are Increasing

It's nearly the end of April 2012 now, and I'm pleased to see an increase in my HubPages Ad Program earnings over the past 4 months. Even when I added no new hubs during January and February, my earnings still increased - I don't remember being very active on HubPages during those two months either (being active on HubPages without adding any new hubs can still help increase your earnings.)

I think it was because of this recent growth that I saw in my HubPages Ad Program earnings that I decided to try find the time to try and add a few new hubs to HubPages, and also try to be a little more active on HubPages.

For the table below, my starting point at the start of October 2011 was that I had 47 hubs on HubPages and had already been a member at HubPages for 15 months.

Also, by the start of October 2011, I'd been using the HubPages Ad Program for nearly 5 months.

My Monthly HubPages Ad Program Earnings and Hubs Added

Month
Earnings that month
Hubs added during that month
October 2011
$6.09
0
November 2011
$4.43
2
December 2011
$3.02
2
January 2012
$5.55
0
February 2012
$8.91
0
March 2012
$11.77
0
1 to 25 April 2012
earnings 1 to 25 April: $12.22
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My HubPages Ad Program earnings and amount of hubs added during those months

Observations

I'm not sure why my HubPages Ad Program earnings went down in November and December, especially since I added 2 new hubs during November and another 2 during December.

I'm pleased my HubPages Ad Program earnings went up in January, February and March even though I didn't add any new hubs then. I wasn't very active on HubPages then (commenting or asking or answering questions) but perhaps my older hubs were starting to get more traffic on their own.

Since April isn't even over yet, I don't think I would have earned less in April than about the same that I did in March ($11.77) even if I had not added 6 new hubs by the 25th of April. I'm glad I have added another 6 hubs in April (this one being the 7th) as expect to see this work pay off soon - it already seems to be since I have earned $12.22 in April so far. Another 5 days' earnings still need to be added to that for the total for April. I expect my HubPages Ad Program April earnings to be over $14.

Other than being a little confused about November and December's amounts, it should be clear to everyone that the more one writes and adds new hubs to HubPages, and the more one is active on HubPages, and even sometimes the more a hub ages, the more one can earn through the HubPages Ad Program.

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barryrutherford 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

Your progressing very well. I feel sure you'll continue to have success by steadily posting new hubs.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Interesting info and I agree that this is a longevity thing; you need to keep writing and eventually the sum total of all you have done with start to pay off AND then continue to grow months and even years after you have written some of it.


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Jessi10 4 years ago from Lancaster, CA

I have similar earnings, the only difference is that my earnings go up in a period of weeks.. To make the most of your hubs, I would suggest searching for your hubs online by your pen name. Do not make the mistake of clicking on your own hubs, the views wont count, however, it does hurt Helping your Hubs get indexed by searching them manually. This might help you increase your earnings!

Good luck!


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

@ barryrutherford - thanks, I am certainly going to try to steadily post new hubs.


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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

Hi Teresa: Talk about much ado about nothing...I'm the same. When I was a reporter I never earned less than 10p US a word! A 1000 word article was $100, and I published one 5 or 6 days per week! Now I have about 350 1000 word articles on HP and it brings in about 12 to 15 pounds a month!

I wonder how long these articles will continue to bring in money? Maybe years I suppose, or until Google goes under or pulls the ads.

Bob


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

@billybuc - thank you; that sounds good - effort almost always certainly pays off, whether it be quite soon after the effort, or much later - people need to be patient and just keep trying.


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dhannyya 4 years ago

you will surely succeed dear.its all hardwork


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

@Jessi10 - thanks for the tip about searching for my hubs online - I'd forgotten about that! I don't really visit my own hubs other than when editing them or replying to comments. I'm also seeing a weekly increase in my HubPages Ad Program earnings - last 7 days: $3.83, the week before that roughly the same at $3.84 but the week before was $2.74 and the week before that $2.51


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

@ diogenes - $100 for a 1 000 word article was a great pay; I'm sure you miss that a lot - I'm only managing to get about $30 for a 1 000 word article (freelance work; SEO'd articles for websites) - the thing I like about passive income, though, is that over time I can earn considerably more than $30 from one article - some of my individual (own sites) pages have earned more than $100 over time - the unfortunate thing is that it doesn't happen overnight.


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

@dhannyya - thanks for your best wishes, and I'll keep working hard.


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sonykkid 4 years ago

Thank for writing this it really puts into perspective how much you can earn, especially with little/no activity.


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

@ sonykkid - glad you liked it - yes, it's good to see that even with little or no activity, as long as you already have a few hubs on HubPages, you can earn at least something - and it's exciting to think about what plenty of hubs and lots of steady activity might do to ones earnings.


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Paul Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

Teresa, your hubpages ad program earnings for this year are very similar to mine. My earnings have only started to take off a little since I've gotten more views on my hubs in the past few months. I have, however, been putting in a lot more time lately writing, commenting on other hubs, and answering questions.


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

@ Paul - hopefully both your and my HubPages Ad Program earnings will increase with the added effort we're now putting in.


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LauraGT 4 years ago from MA

Thanks for sharing Teresa. Do you have any hubs that you published a while ago that are earning passively, without any work on your end? Can you talk about those, numbers of hits you've seen on them, etc?


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

Hi LauraGT - I would suspect my hubs with the most pageviews are earning me the most, and those were published some time ago, and still receive visitors - so yes, work I did some time back is still paying off. Since comments are not for promoting hubs, I don't think I can mention which ones they are, but perhaps without linking to anything I can at least hint that you'll perhaps find my 5 most visited listed on my profile. My most visited hub was published 20 months ago - over 8 000 views since then, about 4 times more than my second most visited hub (which was published the same month.) The hub is still receiving the most pageviews - in the last 7 days it still received more visits than any of my other hubs. Bottom line: work done ages ago, without further work on it, can still pay off much later, yes. I got lucky with that particular hub - just wrote it, and only discovered afterwards that some words and phrases in it had good search volume, by checking on the Google Adwords Keyword Tool. I plan to write a similar one soon - it's a tip/idea I keep neglecting that I (and everyone) should pay more attention to: write a few more hubs that are similar hubs to your ones that are getting the most traffic.


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Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

Do you make more with your other writings not at Hp? I don't write for pay so just wondered. It just seems that like another place not having to share the benefits would be more profitable. You seemed to get busy so quickly after coming here I am surprised really you don't make more. I think it was Cardisa who says she makes about $31,000 American dollars writing online if I am not mistaking....but she writes for others. I knew this one girl said she wrote up like ads for products in other countries and made as much as $1000 at a time, but started out around $300 til she proved herself. Well I wish you the best of luck. I just do what I enjoy, I did away with most of my hubs, after doing the 30 in 30 month after month until I had over 500 hubs. One of mine has almost 8000 views. I enjoy life more now. Good luck whatever you do.

Polly


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

Hi Polly, thanks for the good luck wishes. Yes, I definitely make more from my writing off HubPages (and on my own sites) than on HubPages. I still use HubPages though - it's more enjoyable than hanging around on Facebook (and earns me a little bit of money when people read my stuff, whereas on Facebook I don't earn anything whenever people read the little things I write there); I enjoy the community of HubPages, and it gives exposure to my own sites or what I earn an income from away from HubPages. I prefer trying to increase my passive income from writing than selling an article once off, but while I'm still working at getting my passive income up to a level I'll be happy with, I don't mind doing freelance wrting too - mostly web content related, writing Search Engine Optimized articles for clients, after doing keyword research etc - not earning anywhere near $300 an article though, yet :) Only one of my 59 hubs so far has over 8 000 views - but although it would be nice to get my income up here, I use HubPages mostly for the other reasons mentioned further above in this comment, so I'm not too worried about pageviews.


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snlee 4 years ago from Asia Pacific Regions

Hi Teresa,

From your HubPages Ad Program earnings, do you know how they pay for page view. I have more than 20 hubs and hardly get any click for Adsense ads, so I am considering whether I should also switch over to HubPages Ad Program. We can't have earnings for both Adsense ads click and HubPages Ad Program, right?


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

@snlee - hi - you certainly can! (Have earnings for both Adsense ad clicks and HubPages Ad Program) - I do, and so do many others on HubPages. It's just that your Adsense earnings often drop a little if you switch over to using the HubPages Ad Program too - but I found it was worth it that I did - more earnings from the HubPages Ad Program - for me, anyway - than from using Adsense alone. I don't know how much they pay per pageview - it's not much, but because my Adsense (alone) earnings were not much at all (on HubPages), it encouraged me to switch over - and perhaps it is something you should consider trying too - also, don't forget, you also have to work at getting lots of traffic to your hubs if you hope to earn anything decent from either Adsense or the HubPages Ad Program.


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snlee 4 years ago from Asia Pacific Regions

Teresa, thanks for your advice. By the way, what is the estimate volume of your traffic.


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

@snlee - a little over 28 000 pageviews in 23 months


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Modern Lady 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

Thank you for sharing your progress. It's very helpful to see how others are doing. I wish you lots of continued success!


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

Thanks, Modern Lady - yesterday I received my first payment to PayPal from HubPages, for $61 for the HubPages Ad Program :)


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snlee 4 years ago from Asia Pacific Regions

Teresa, your information is very helpful and I know the directions better now. I really appreciate it. Thanks


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Dbro 4 years ago from Texas, USA

I've only been on Hub Pages for about 3 months. I have no idea what to expect in terms of earnings. So far it has been pretty laughable. I'm hoping that over time, if I keep posting I will actually earn a small amount to supplement my income. At this point it hasn't been worth all the effort I put into my hubs - at least not from a monetary standpoint. I have enjoyed the community and the writing, so I guess I'm ahead of the game from that perspective. Thanks for the view into your experience with Hub Pages.


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

@Dbro - thanks for the comment, and just keep going - especially if you're really enjoying the community and spending time here, the earnings can be viewed as just a bonus to that - also, you may notice that your earnings increase over time, just from being active on the site, even when you're not adding new hubs.

What I like about HubPages, is that the earnings are passive - so that hard work you put into your hubs doesn't really seem such a waste of time afterall - imagine selling an article for say $20 - that's just once-off, done - but with passive income that same article can end up earning you more, even if only after a long time. Now multiply one article by many. Good luck with your adventures on HubPages :)


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snlee 4 years ago from Asia Pacific Regions

Teresa, I am beginning to see some results after activating hub earnings program and look forward to the day when I can receive my first pay check from hubpages. Thank you so much.


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

@snlee - It's good to hear that you are beginning to see some results from the HubPages ad Program, and I'm pleased I could be of some help.


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woothie 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I've only done a dozen or so hubs so far, but I've promised myself to get more done. I certainly see the potential.


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

@ woothie - On HubPages there is definitely the potential to make a fairly decent extra income - but like most things, earning money doesn't happen on its own - good luck with getting more done on HubPages.


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jose7polanco 4 years ago from Los Angeles

I have to reach $25 to request a payment, but if i make $10 one month, $10 the next one, and $5 the next one will i be abel to request the $25 paycheck? or all earnings go back to $0 every month?


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jose7polanco 4 years ago from Los Angeles

I just started 2 months ago, i know i have to make $25 to requesta a paycheck, but i wonder if i make $10 oen month, $10 the next one, and $5 the next oen will i be able to request the $25 paycheck or all earnings go back to $0 every month?


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

Hi Josezpolanco - no, your earnings do not go back to $0 each month - your earnings just keep adding up until you reach payout - I'm not sure where you get the figure of $25 from - I had to earn $50 before I was paid for the first time.

Also, you don't get paid immediately - for eg I reached $50 quite early in one month, but received no payment - by the end of the month I had earned $61, and I received that payment into my PayPal account only one month later. (But in the meantime I was already earning towards my next payout - after reaching $61, it reverted back to $0 and I started building up my earnings again.) I have not yet reached my second payout, but the earnings keep building until I do - they definitely do not revert back to $0 each month if you do not reach the payout amount in one month.

I expect to reach my next $50 only during December, meaning I will receive my payment into my PayPal account only during the first week of February next year.


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Doodlehead 4 years ago from Northern California

Well, this is informative and inspirational; but it sure does take awhile, doesn't it? I mean to see profits.

I was spoiled a while back as a newbie when one of my hubs appears to have earned me 0.95 in one day. (That was BIG MONEY for me)

Now that hub has gone down.

The thing is it's amazing to watch hubs "ebb and flow". I wrote one on day-tripping and it just soared in August....then I learned August is the biggest vacation month of the year. So....guess I will write a few more of those.....

Your writing style is very clear and much appreciated.


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

Thanks for the comment Doodlehead, and the compliment on my clear writing style. I'm feeling a little despondent about my earnings on HubPages lately - they have not continued to grow even when I don't add new articles, like they used to a while ago. I'm also not too excited about the new profile changes - only being able to link to one of my own sites - but I continue to enjoy the community on HubPages and it's a great place to spend some free time and earn some extra income just for "hanging around" on HubPages (as long as one is a little active, as in posting comments, sharing others' hubs, asking questions, answering questions etc.) I need to spend more time focussing on my own sites, where there is more money to be made for myself, which I need.


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Doodlehead 4 years ago from Northern California

Teresa---I agree it is very hard to get money on Hubpages. However, I recently had to write an article about Digg. I think Digg can help us Hubbers get traffic. How it works is you go out to cyberspace and find "stories" of interest to you. By hooking your site to the Digg site and if the hooked story becomes "popular" on Digg then you get traffic hits on your site too.

As I understand it a lot of bloggers use it for their sites. Just an idea. It's also kind of fun to do.


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

Thanks for the Digg tips, Doodlehead - I tried Digg some time back, I think even before joining HubPages, and it didn't bring me (my own sites) any traffic - but I hardly used it, so perhaps I'll have another look at it.


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

@Appsthatpayyou - thanks. Yes, aware that cross-linking hubs helps increase traffic, thanks for the reminder - I do sometimes use the "suggest links" feature and then anchor link some of my own hubs within the content - I just don't put all that much effort into HubPages - I enjoy HubPages, but put my time to more use elsewhere. Two of the things that has worked quite well for me on HubPages is sharing other people's hubs with my HubPages followers, and linking to hubs from outside HubPages with a link that contains my referral link - even linking to hubs not my own, with that referral link in it.


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jose7polanco 4 years ago from Los Angeles

I have cross linked my hubs, have gotten publicity on facebook and have a account on twitter that increased my traffic views but the earnings had not increased that much.


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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

Hi jose7polanco - yes, I'm feeling quite depressed about money - it's hard work to increase traffic to a site or website page, and when one doesn't even have the energy to apply themselves when they are feeling depressed and need money urgently rather than only after some hard work and time, it becomes a vicious circle. My Adsense earnings (from my own sites) and my HubPages earnings were not too many months ago increasing nicely each month, now they have both dropped off tremendously. It's depressing. Previous hard work done was paying off for me before, but lately, it's not.


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fzfaizal 3 years ago

Thank you for your post. I think hubpages is really like any other business venture. efforts had to be put in. I'm giving myself 2 years of continuous application to see some results.


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Teresa Schultz 3 years ago from East London, in South Africa Author

@ fzfaizal - thanks for the comment, and good luck with your efforts at HubPages. Yes, any business needs effort to see any success; more effort = more success.

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