My Turn to say "Thank You Hubpages", for finally receiving my first payment; and my few personal tips for newcomers

I started slow

So I wish my story will give hope to those who think they don't get enough traffic or not expecting to reach this far.... But nothing is impossible especially if your priority is writing before getting paid. That's the attitude I am applying here at Hubpages. The Important thing for me is to document everything that my heart desires, and look at it as a beautiful compilation of my masterpiece. I maybe the slowest here getting my first payment after more than two years, but like I said in my other hubs or networking site, I love writing at Hubpages and to earn from doing what you love is really a bliss. My First $1 was already a Joy to me and it serves as additional inspirations for me especially when it started to increase everyday.

I reached my first $ 53.73 on May

But as explained almost everywhere here in Hubpages, if we reached our first $50, it will be paid to us on 20th or up of the following month. On June 29 Friday, I received an email from Paypal, something like this:

HUBPAGES, Inc. sent you $53.73 USD.

Dear Maria Cecilia Arrogante,

Just a thought you'd like to know Hubpages, Inc sent you $53.73 .

Note from sender, Hubpages, Inc:

Hi Maria Cecilia , Hubpages has issue you a Hubpages Earnings Program Payout of $53.73 Keep up the Good work, and keep writing great hubs!.

It was indeed a good news, and next thing I did was to click on the details and the steps to get my payment´╗┐

For first timers who don't have Credit cards or Debit card

For those who are not new in the process of getting paid on line. Receiving payments from Hubpages is easy. It is actually easy but I guess easier if you have credit cards or debit card. I didn't have both, I thought it was not necessary because, paypal showed me options on how would I want to get my payments. One option is through my personal account. I obviously chose that option, because it is more convenient and it mentioned only a P50.00 charge. But as I go to the process, I saw a reminder that my account has "Withdrawal Limits" and when I looked at the chart, I can only withdraw the amount of $10.00 USD.

Clicking the guide more, I realized that I need to be verified first and I can remove my withdrawal limits by confirming my credit card or debit card, which I did not have.

What I did to solve the problem

I asked opinion from a cousin working in a bank, and told her my situation, she told me to open an EON account at Union bank, it has VISA logo as required by paypal and it is really a paypal friendly card. EON card has many uses for your convenience and has no maintaining balance but an annual fee of P350.00 only. Thinkng positively I guess getting a debit account is practical, especially if we are thinking that it is in our spirits to write about everything, so as long as we love to write in Hubpages, the possibility of getting paid every month is always possible.

Unlike a regular savings account, EON Cyber account lets you apply on line and once approved you can go to the bank to claim your card. The story will not end with you getting a card, you still need to go back to paypal and get verified by enrolling your debit card/ again you will need to wait because paypal will send you a 4 digit code which will complete your verification.

To get the code go to www.unionbankph.com and click the EON Cyber Account, there you can enroll your EON card, you will be asked to complete a form with your chosen Username. Once accepted, a note will tell you that after two days you can log in to your EON Cyber Account, and from there you can get the 4 digit code that you will need to complete your verification.

Once you get the code you can go back to Paypal website and verified your card. once verified even your withdrawl limits will be removed, and everything will be alright.



It's like accomplishing too many challenges

It looks tough at first, but you will only encounter these activities in your first payment, that is if you are like me who does not have a credit card or debit card (now I have). In my next payment I know everything will work more smoothly.

I just enrolled my Card yesterday so as of this moment I haven't received my code yet. But I am very positive about it. At least am I more credible now as far as on line transaction is concerned.


My Inspirations

Peso and PM
Peso and PM
Ha Jiwon Credit this Photo to Secret Garden BTS and SBS
Ha Jiwon Credit this Photo to Secret Garden BTS and SBS

My turn to say Thank You HUBPAGES!

Thank You Hubpages for the opportunity, I have learned to practise flexibility because I tried and still trying to comply with your standards, and now you are paying me.. and still encouraging me to write more for higher profit.

Thank you Dear Readers and followers I will always owe it all to you..

Thank you my dogs Mario Peso and PM for Inspiration, Thanks to Ms. Ha Jiwon too, I don't think it's enough to just watch your drama and movies, so I write about you. You and Peso brought so much readers in my hubs too.

Thanks to my love ones and friends especially my SEGA Family

And Thank You Lord for the wisdom and inspiration too...

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Austan Kas 4 years ago from San Diego, Calif.

Congrats. I am just starting on here, so it's encouraging to see some success stories.


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Austan Kas Thank you, just don't stop writing


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r jayanthi 4 years ago from india

Congratulations Maria, hope I can start to earn some day too. Glad to see your success story .Keep it up!!

jayanthi


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CyberShelley 4 years ago

Well done, I am looking forward to my first payment, but I am still a long way off! Voted up and Useful!


Janhorner 4 years ago

Hi,What a fantastic hub! I am like you it's nice to see a few cents here and a few there but the point is to write! I had to smile when you said two years; which means I'm going to be waiting until May 2014 before I get my pay out; will be worth the wait because I'm having a grand time here!

Thanks for your enthusiasm for Hubpages and I hope it will encourage other writers to just keep going!

Voted up,

Jan


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

r jayanthi thanks, just keep on writing and you can never go wrong... I am looking forward to see you actively posting your hubs.


Janhorner 4 years ago

Hi Maria,

I forgot to mention I like your inspirations! So cute!

Jan


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

CyberShelley, I encourage you to write and write more then you will be surprised how your earnings increase everyday, hope to see your success story too


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Jan, thanks for the time to comment, I think it's just me, you don't need to wait for two years just wait and see your hub will mature in time and will earn dolllars. I really started very slow, but I really did not mind because I am after my collection of hubs...it was a joy to be paid when you don't work at all but simply doing your passion. Yes my inspirations are cute, my two little rascals and pretty Jiwon. thanks again


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drmiddlebrook 4 years ago from Texas, USA

Congratulations Maria Cecilia. Thanks for allowing us to share in your joy. Keep up good work!


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

drmiddlebrook thanks I just want to share so that newcomers will know that nothing is impossible if you have the will. when I started with hubpages I thought getting paid is next to impossible, because I cannot believe that I can be rewarded just by doing what I really love... well we just don't think of doing our passion as work right?


juliet castanares 4 years ago

Great Job, Cel!!!


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks Yet..hope this will continue until my retirement age...LOL


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Iamsam 4 years ago

Congratulations....


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

thanks Iamsam...nice to see you again


SusieQ42 4 years ago

Thanks for the information, Maria. This hub should be useful to many of your readers. I will pin this for you on my pin board. God bless you in your writing!!


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Susie thank a lot for your comments and appreciation...I can see that I have so much to learn from you....just saw all your hubs and they are all very helpful...nice meeting you....


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

Congratulations! I hope this is the first of many payouts to you from HubPages. God Bless You!


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks James, I really hope it too, I started to earn again and looks like I will have it faster this time...I guess the only thing I need to improve now is how to make my earnings bigger or how to earn it faster.


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Wonderful hub. Glad you are enjoying the beginning of you're earnings. You're hubs are priceless. GBY Precious friend.


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks stars439, it's true that after your first payment, you won't wait long for the second one, we just need to learn how to make our earnings bigger so we can receive our payments at least every month wish I can learn how to do it..


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toknowinfo 4 years ago

Congratulations on your payout and to many more! You gave a lot of valuable tips that are useful to so many.


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks toknowinfo, I am on my way to my second payout... it's true that once you received your first, you wont wait long for the next..


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ivanmarginal 4 years ago from Jakarta

Congratz Maria, happy writing and earning!


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks ivanmarginal, wish the same for you


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Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks ivanmarginal, wish the same for you


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Maria Cecilia 3 years ago from Philippines Author

I just received my 2nd payment this March, and I received the first one July last year, though it took 8 months before I got my 2nd, still I am thankful and hoping to find way to improve my earning... still I feel happy to earn from doing what I love...

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