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Where's the Money?

  1. discovery2020 profile image89
    discovery2020posted 4 years ago

    Okay, Hubbers, I have been at it now for fourteen months.  I am getting 1,000 hits weekly.  I have written 98 articles, some of which have been on top of the charts.  I have made $100 this year!!!!

    What am I missing?  If you do not truly know the answer, please do not respond to this question.  If, on the other hand, you are bringing in a decent income from your Hubs, please tell me what else I can do.

    1. MountainManJake profile image88
      MountainManJakeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You need more traffic.  That's really what it comes down to.  I get about 3000 views weekly with only 15 hubs.  Try social bookmarking.  Use sites like Reddit, Stumbleupon and Digg to help backlink your hubs.  Being more active on HubPages can also help being in direct traffic from HubPages itself.  Comment, Answer and Question more on this website!

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wry is right about your titles.  Writing on the internet is not the same as writing offline - catchy titles don't work.  You need to learn that in order to attract readers, you need to please Google first - because if Google doesn't rate your articles, then they might as well be invisible, because virtually no one can find them.

      You need to tell Google what your articles are about, and that means a title that's not cutesy or clever, but one that describes what the Hub is about. 

      I wrote a Hub on how to optimise your Hubs which would be right down your alley, you'll find it on the slider on my profile.

  2. discovery2020 profile image89
    discovery2020posted 4 years ago

    Thanks, Mountain Man.  Wow!  3,000 weekly views with only 15 Hubs.  That is incredible.  I thought it was about number of Hubs.  I can see I was wrong.  Thanks, so much.

    1. MountainManJake profile image88
      MountainManJakeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just keep up the hard work!  I'm moving close to 3500 with this week to come if my numbers stay consistent.

  3. GeneralHowitzer profile image65
    GeneralHowitzerposted 4 years ago

    Quantity and quality will do the trick with more quality hubs I am sure you will able to earn well in the coming days... Keep in mind that will take some time before successful hubs would have substantial page views...

    Link your related hubs with each other then bookmark them and promote them to gain link juice. This will help too...

    Keep in mind that content is the king and it is of essence to sprinkle your write-ups with not saturated keywords and key phrases too...

    1. discovery2020 profile image89
      discovery2020posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, General.

  4. Bill Yovino profile image90
    Bill Yovinoposted 4 years ago

    If you want to make money, get a job at McDonalds. At a hundred dollars a year, I'll bet you're doing far better than most Hubbers. If you came here to write, then write and don't worry about it. Very few, if any,  earn a living here.

    1. discovery2020 profile image89
      discovery2020posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with the part about making more than most, but from listening to WryLilt below and her 84,000 hits in a month, I would have to disagree with you on the possibilities of some decent income.  Thanks, Bill

  5. Rebecca Furtado profile image75
    Rebecca Furtadoposted 4 years ago

    I have 10,000 hits , about 100 hubs, most are featured , one blog here is four years old  and I have not even made ten dollars. All I can say is keep on trying.

    1. discovery2020 profile image89
      discovery2020posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Rebecca.

  6. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 4 years ago

    I have 84,000 hits over the last 30 days.

    You need more traffic. Generally you'll earn $1-$5 per 1,000 views.

    If hubs aren't getting traffic, don't waste time on them. Work on optimising the hubs that DO work.

    Use made for pinterest 'teaser' images.

    You may also want to work on your titles. Many of them don't grab attention at all.

    -Golfers - Listen for the Swish! (Is this a poem about the swish? A story? Tell me why I should click!)
    -Do You Feel Safer, Yet? (From what? From who?)
    -The Good, The Bad and The Bypass (Is this about a highway? Be specific.)

    Learn about SEO. Internet content is not about "teasing" it's about stating exactly what people are going to find in the quickest and easiest skim format possible.

    1. discovery2020 profile image89
      discovery2020posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Now, that's what I'm talking about!  Okay, I thought I had hit the big time with 1,000 hits a week.  You blow me away and it all comes together now.  I thought my titles were very clever and catchy.........it is all about Google and key words as you say.  Glad to hear what earnings can be, finally from someone who really knows.  Thanks for the great reply!

      1. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome smile

        I wouldn't even class myself as highly successful - maybe on the low end of successful hubbers. I know there are some hubbers who have had over 10,000,000 views to their hubs and many who've broken anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 a month. However that takes some serious learning about how the internet works and maximising your content (or a hub where you accidentally pick a good niche or that goes EXTREMELY viral)!

        1. discovery2020 profile image89
          discovery2020posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Now, you have my interest.  Thanks, again WryLilt.  Good luck to you.

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Some of us wish that we made $100 in a year here. (HEAVY SIGH)

    1. discovery2020 profile image89
      discovery2020posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I hear that, FatCat

  8. kaiyan717 profile image82
    kaiyan717posted 4 years ago

    To reach your pay-out each month, I have to hit about 750-1000 hits a day with average Cpm.  Pinterest is a great site to get some views for Hub Pages Ad, it pulls in five times as much traffic than Google for me.  Still haven't reached pay out from Google after over two years, so I don't have that answer, however I consistently get my Hub Ad payout.  So just keep writing, the money will get better, maybe not great but every little bit counts.

    1. discovery2020 profile image89
      discovery2020posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Kaiyan.  What are you referring to when you say, "Payout"?

      1. kaiyan717 profile image82
        kaiyan717posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        By payout I mean the minimum to get paid, 50 dollars for Hubpages Ad and 100 dollars for google.  You must make this much by the end of the month period to get paid, or accumulative over several months.

        1. discovery2020 profile image89
          discovery2020posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, I knew that.  How stupid of me?  Thanks, K

    2. aparkhurst7 profile image84
      aparkhurst7posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      How exactly do you use Pinterest to get views though? I put my hugpages url on my pinterest profile. Is that it?

      1. kaiyan717 profile image82
        kaiyan717posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Pin your new hubs on your boards.  They will be seen on the main page for a bit, as well as your friends.  The beauty is when, like on Facebook, someone likes or repinns (shares) your hub, all of that person's friends will see it and so on.  I have a recipe that has been repined over 200,000 times, I went and looked at traffic overall and in just 3-4 months using pinterest has generated 10 times as many views as Google.

        1. aparkhurst7 profile image84
          aparkhurst7posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Oh that's cool! I already had a Pinterest account and didn't even think of using it.

      2. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Or you could use a method that doesn't even require you to have a Pinterest account. Use Made For Pinterest images and your traffic will pin it for you.

        http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/111570

  9. kaiyan717 profile image82
    kaiyan717posted 4 years ago

    Great point WryLilt!

  10. VVanNess profile image90
    VVanNessposted 4 years ago

    I had these same questions. I have around 100 Hubs and I'm getting about 200 views a day, which I thought was pretty good, but I only earn about 20 cents a day or so. Reading through everyone's comments has answered many questions for me. Thank you so much.

    I can't wait until I'm to the point that I am making $2000-$5000 a month! Hopefully I can figure this out and get there sooner rather than later! Thank you again everyone!

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'd say less than .00001% of hubbers earn that much. However it's a good starting point to get into your own content, membership, eBook and other websites and know how to earn from them.

  11. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    The advice in this thread is great.  I agree with WryLilt's pointers about your titles - that alone can give you more visibility with Google.  One point about Pinterest - there have been issues of spamming or abuse by some writers who post their work continually.  Pinterest likes to see people pin things from a variety of sources and be active on the site in other ways.

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I may be wrong but I *think* that's related more to people pinning low quality or copyright photos or images that get reported as abuse.

      Pinterest has "business accounts" JUST for people who want to promote themselves.

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I hadn't heard about the 'business' accounts - I'll have to check that out. I do know they've suspended people for pinning only from HP (good quality content, by the way).  And remember a while back when they pretty much put a moratorium on all of HP? Paul E. and the staff ironed it out for us.

        1. WryLilt profile image86
          WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Hmmmm. True. I think it's a grey area.

  12. Becca's Blog profile image60
    Becca's Blogposted 4 years ago

    I pin articles I read from hub pages on Pininterest. I think we should be about being positve for each other on the site. Anyway, my goal is to get about $600 dollars a month off of hub pages. I write every day to produce one or two at least 8oo word hubs. I am now getting rid of the one's I can not get featured. Most of it is because they are too short. I try to revamp them first. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I have two hub page accounts. An old one that I tried to hub 4years ago and a new one . I did not know the old one was still her. I have I think about 100 hubs between the two. Should I try to combine them in to one account. I am not sure it makes much of a difference.

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Removing hubs from one account means their age resets to zero PLUS you have to wait for Google to remove them from index (or they'll be duplicate content.)

      1. Becca's Blog profile image60
        Becca's Blogposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for telling me.

        1. Rebecca Furtado profile image75
          Rebecca Furtadoposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Well , I am revamping old hubs and hoping they do better.

 
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