Why Am I Not Getting Paid, Yet My Hubs Are Seeing Significant Traffic?
The question was asked, "1 Year of HubPages, over 2000 visits and 0 cents in earnings. Is it normal?"
No, this is not normal. It sounds to me like your payment methods are not completely set up.
Go to your HubPages account, click on the Earnings link, and then on Settings.
Look under HubPages Earnings Program Settings. Here you have the option of participating in the HubPages Ad Program and/or the eBay Program. You will want to participate in the Ad Program at a minimum. If you see "get started" to the left of either of those, you are not participating, and you will need to click on it to get it set up. If you see "configure" to the left of the program but "Not Active" under the status column, click "configure" to finish setting it up. You will need to link a paypal account with the Ad Program in order to get paid by the Ad Program. When you see "Active" in the status column, it is set up.
Next, look just below the HubPages Earnings Program to the External Affiliate Settings. You will definitely want to configure Google AdSense. The HubPages Ad Program uses Google Ads in addition to Premium and other ad sources, so to benefit from them, you need to also configure AdSense! To do this you will need to have a Google AdSense account to link here. Again, you will click on get started or configure and follow the instructions to make it active. One important note about Google AdSense: Your earnings from Google AdSense are not displayed by HubPages Earnings Program. To view those earnings, you will have to log on to Google AdSense. You will also need to make sure you have a payment method set up with Google AdSense. I have AdSense configured to deposit directly into my bank account. Note that Adsense will only make payments to your account when the earnings accrue a minimum of $100. You will need to log in to AdSense to see how much you have accrued there.
At the very bottom of the screen, configure your payment settings. If your payment settings are configured, and you have an active status in the Ad Program and Google AdSense, Then you should be getting paid.
Please see the screenshot of my earnings settings, included below with personal information altered, for your reference.
My Earnings Settings - Personal Information Altered
You could also take advantage of the eBay and/or Amazon programs for additional earnings opportunities, though as you can see, I do not.
Check Your Settings.
While editing your hub, look to the right of your screen and look for the settings tab, as shown to the right. Click on it, and make sure that you have, "Ads On" Selected.
How to Get Paid Through the HubPages Earnings Program
HubPages makes monthly payments via PayPal, usually around the end of the month, once you've reached a $50 payout threshold. In order to get paid, you must have associated a PayPal account and submitted your tax information to HubPages.
An Adsense Account is also required to benefit from the Hubpages Ad Program, and also the eBay program. Additionally the eBay program requires phone verification.
For more information on the HubPages Earnings program, click here: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/earnings-program.
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