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Whoo hoo!! I've hit payout time again!!

  1. Dorsi profile image92
    Dorsiposted 8 years ago

    I got my first payout in Dec, and now I've hit google payout again! I'm stoked! The first payout took me 10 months, this one less than 3 months, so it's true that it starts accumulating faster.
    I'm loving it, so all you hubbers that haven't got there yet hang in there!

    1. hubber-2009 profile image60
      hubber-2009posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats Dorsi for your Fast Earnings..

    2. Ryan Hupfer profile image80
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That is awesome!!

      I wonder how long it will take before you get one every month?

    3. packerpack profile image59
      packerpackposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Do you mean to say the payout for the earning on adsense from hubpages alone? If it is then it is really great! Congrats!

    4. Ryan Hupfer profile image80
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome news, Dorsi! Looks like your prediction came true -- you'll be getting a payout every month in no time. smile

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      SirDentposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations!!! big_smile My sewcond check is on its way also. Mine took a little longer than yours, but that's Ok with me.

      1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Congratulations to both of you!

        Beat the recession with Hub Pages smile

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          SirDentposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I recieved my check earlier today after I posted my first comment here. big_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smile

    6. mandybeau profile image59
      mandybeauposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Not the best at maths but that means you have gone from $2.50 per week to about $6.00 a week, is that right. I thin Boo Hoo rather than woo hoo might be appropriate.

      1. BristolBoy profile image83
        BristolBoyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        If my my memory serves me correctly this would be $100 divided by 13 weeks so $7.69 a week.  That is more than I am currently getting (last week I earned exactly $1).

        1. mandybeau profile image59
          mandybeauposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry to be so negative but would any of us really work for this sort of pay. Everyone says the like writing, and I clearly do, as I am struck off. But I can't believe people get excited about $7. whatever a week, its terrible remuneration.

          1. BristolBoy profile image83
            BristolBoyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            I don't think she was excited as such about the rate of earnings as I'm sure Dorsi could earn more elsewhere.  However, it is still $100 which she wouldn't have had if it weren't for hubpages, and I would celebrate getting an extra $100 as I'm sure you would (and before you say it I know it's not all about money).  Plus with her increases in earnings this is now over $100 dollar a month, which at a minimum is almost $25 a week.

          2. Maddie Ruud profile image83
            Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            How many hobbies do you have that actually pay you, even $7/week... even just 1 cent a week?  Most hobbies I can think of cost money.

          3. pauldeeds profile image
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            pauldeedsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            If you do it right, you can build yourself a nice passive income stream.   There are many authors that are no longer very active on HubPages, but are still making an extra $25, $50, $100, $300, or even a $1000 a month from the hubs they've already written (with minimal maintenance).  Your hourly rate may seem rather pitiful as you progress through to the first couple of checks -- but with each evergreen hub you write, you are making an investment that can easily pay dividends over the course of several years, or longer ...  and hopefully you have fun and learn a thing or two along the way.

          4. Dorsi profile image92
            Dorsiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            This is the way I look at it: I love to write, and I am able to be in the awesome position of not only doing what I love to do but I am also learning while I'm earning. Learning while I'm earning has always paid off for me. Maybe I'm not making enough money here to make the mortgage payment but that's not the point. One day I will be able to do that, I have no doubt.
            Slow and steady is the way.
            There are no get rich quick schemes, and everything I am doing here is leading to a great passive income flow. Sort of set it and forget it (not quite because you still need to maintain what you have done)
            Between my activities here and some other projects I am working on I will have a very comfortable income, in about a year I am guessing. I don't want to be back in the corporate grind again, maybe part-time but I'm off that full-time over-time crazy treadmill!!
            .

          5. Marisa Wright profile image94
            Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, of course it is - but the point is, it's passive income.  I've been here 2 years and have only earned about $400 in all that time.  Clearly, $16 a month sounds pathetic.

            However, that income comes from 70 Hubs - which means that so far, each Hub has earned around $5.  Again, I'd expect to be paid more for each article if I sold them on a freelance site - but the point is, they're going to go on earning as long as the site exists, and at a higher rate every month.  So ultimately, I should hope to earn more per article than if I had sold them elsewhere.   

            On top of that is my other income - the income that I get because I'm able to promote myself and my other sites in my Hubs.  The links mean my other sites get more exposure which means they are more successful. And if (if!) I ever finish my novel, I already have an identity on the internet (try Googling my name), which will make promotion easier.

            1. mandybeau profile image59
              mandybeauposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              I get what you are saying will read your Hubs, I just question the point that we write because we enjoy it and a big Corp creams off the taking, Like I saide to Maudie Rudd, no artist would undersell a painting, Hubs are often works of Art, so they should not be undersold either. I fully understand that people are getting something from this, but think the rewards should be way better.

              1. Marisa Wright profile image94
                Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                I agree, I wouldn't accept peanuts just because I enjoy it.  I stopped writing at Helium.com for that exact reason. 

                I write at HubPages because I feel that over time, I will get a fair return for my work.  Maybe I should have clarified that although each Hub has earned around $5, that money isn't being earned evenly month after month.  For the first three months I earned almost nothing.  Then gradually, the daily income started to build.  These days I'm earning $30 a month, and I've only written two new Hubs in six months.

              2. Dorsi profile image92
                Dorsiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                As a former small business owner though I can appreciate the fact that Hubpages is a business too. They provide a fantastic set-up for us writers, provide training and learning through the forums, and they need to make money too. I am perfectly happy to share in my earning with HubPages for that reason. As far as I can see Hubpages is the best writing platform for us writers to do what we do- and earn and learn at the same time.
                I didn't like the platform at Helium and don't write there because I don't see any real earning potential, I don't like the way the site is set up and I don't like their system.
                So I am happy with Hubpages and know that the money they make is going to pay salaries, costs, leases and all the other things that businesses have to pay for.
                Running a business is very costly.

                1. Lissie profile image87
                  Lissieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  HubPages kept me on the net when I really was going to give up on the whole online making money thing. It was the only place I was making any money, albeit how small, and the only place that I actually got any feedback at all. Rather than being someone who considered themselves a writer it taught me that I could actually write - which was news to me!

                  It also taught me, via the flagship hub program, what a keyword was, or in fact that such a thing existed and was important. Hubpages also taught me what ever green content was, I got paid today for hubs I last edited about a year ago.

                  The response from fellow writers here made me start my own blog again - and miraculously people actually even read it!

                  Hubpage is a business, and earning money on the internet is about being in business -a point quite a lot of people seem to miss! No one owes you an income here - you have to work, you have to provide content that other people want to read.

                  Hubpages has the most transparent and ethical revenue sharing program on the Internet bar  none. They also have the most open and uncontrolled forum compared to similar sites that I have seen. 

                  Perhaps people who are worried about earning only a few pennies should try to find another business which will pay you to learn - most learning institutions charge you in my experience ...

                  BTW in the first 2 days of April I made the same in Adsense as I made for the whole of Feb 08...

                  1. earnestshub profile image88
                    earnestshubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    Well said lissie. You are a legend on hubpages, I have learnt so much from your generous advice.

                2. mandybeau profile image59
                  mandybeauposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  Ditto, Hub pages are great, and as you said they lend a great platform for our little creative minds lol. I just feel that in a way,  the whole thing could work for everyone, I mean clicking ads, doesn't make sense from my marketing background, as people click for a variety of reasons, and then the n don't click on your own ads, well agn someone might just be interested the point of all advertising is that it gets you noticed. So charging a rate for advertising is most pragmatic I feel. The whole click thing is subject to click theft, and I believe that since we all know that this is occurring, it is surely a bigger threat to these affiliate programmes than a few people clicking on their own, or their friends ads, We seem to be defeating the purpose abit an ad is mean to be seen. If there was some way to  measure the useful ads, and charge more for success , then rewards would be greater.for all parties.

    7. Shil1978 profile image87
      Shil1978posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats Dorsi - you are on your way to monthly payouts.

  2. Whitney05 profile image64
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    Congrats Dorsi! The frequency of payout gets shorter and shorter each round. Soon you'll be getting paid monthly.

  3. bhoge profile image57
    bhogeposted 8 years ago

    Congrtulations Dorsi! big_smile

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Lucky you, I'm only half way smile

  5. charlemont profile image84
    charlemontposted 8 years ago

    Congrats, Dorsi!
    Monthly payouts will get you additional stimulus to hub more big_smile

  6. ilovehubbing profile image59
    ilovehubbingposted 8 years ago

    Congrtulations

  7. LondonGirl profile image91
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    Nice one, Dorsi! Here's to the next payout (-:

  8. WeddingConsultant profile image80
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    Dorsi, you rock! You've earned every bit of it, too.

  9. Shirley Anderson profile image83
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    Congrats, Dorsi!  smile

  10. f1b0n4cc1 profile image60
    f1b0n4cc1posted 8 years ago

    good news ,congratz , i hope google adsense also accept me  , so i can start earning money too.By the way i can earn from other ways from internet , but i also want to use adsense. wink

  11. Dorsi profile image92
    Dorsiposted 8 years ago

    Hey and I've noticed since I hit my second payout that I've had my best 2 days on adsense! I wonder if there is any correlation between the 2?

    1. Dorsi profile image92
      Dorsiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks everybody and I've noticed since I hit my second payout that I've had my best 2 days on adsense! I wonder if there is any correlation between the 2?

      1. Lissie profile image87
        Lissieposted 8 years ago in reply to this



        Not causal - but I had the same thing - basically  your hubs have got old and that's a good think for the SERPS rankings. It took 12 months for my first payout 3 months for the next, 3 months for the next and the next, now Ive getting paid every second month for last 4 months - so hopefully soon Ill hit that once a month thingy!

        1. LondonGirl profile image91
          LondonGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Lissie - sorry to be thick, but could you explain what you mean?

  12. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I have noticed adsense seems to pay better as you go along. Congrats on the pay days!

  13. ripplemaker profile image90
    ripplemakerposted 8 years ago

    Dorsi, congratulations!
    http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e141/Resqsquad911/ER/SMILEYS/Excited_smiley.gif

  14. KCC Big Country profile image83
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations, Dorsi!

  15. f1b0n4cc1 profile image60
    f1b0n4cc1posted 8 years ago

    dear friends i wonder that in how many days google accepted you to adsense program.? it really take too much time from Turkiye.for example  1-2 months

  16. Anna Marie Bowman profile image90
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 8 years ago

    Congrats, Dorsi!!!!  Still waiting on my first...slow going...

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    Nancy's Nicheposted 8 years ago

    Congrads Dorsi--you've proved "it can be done!" Perseverance is the name of the game...

  18. BristolBoy profile image83
    BristolBoyposted 8 years ago

    Well done.  I have started on this site realtively recently and am only just starting to get the hang of things, but even myself I realise that the traffic, and therefore payment increases as time passes.

  19. lawretta profile image78
    lawrettaposted 8 years ago

    Congrats Doris, i hope to get my 1st pay too.

  20. AEvans profile image69
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations!!!! big_smile

  21. Journey * profile image87
    Journey *posted 8 years ago

    Congratulations Dorsi. That's great news! -Journey*

  22. Triplet Mom profile image82
    Triplet Momposted 8 years ago

    Congrats Dorsi and thanks for sharing!! It really helps me to know what might happen for me soon!

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    TheSandmanposted 8 years ago

    Dorsi,  You give me hope I keep thinking that I'm, doing something wrong with how I have my adds set up or something. I seem to get a lot of page impressions but not much money still haven't hit a payday and your the first person that has said they did though intellectually I knew others must have you have given me tangible hope and  I say to you  CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  AND DOUBLE WHOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile smile smile It's a smiley parade for Dorsi

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      It took her 9 months to get to the first pay out, me too. Of course, half of mine came from another site.

  24. Dorsi profile image92
    Dorsiposted 8 years ago

    Thanks everybody! I should be getting my check from Google anyday- close to $200. And I hit payout again this month so that means I'll get another check next month. So 10 months,then 2 and it looks like every month now.
    It works guys!!

  25. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    That is awesome Dorsi! congrats! smile can I borrow some money? tongue lol wink jk

    1. Dorsi profile image92
      Dorsiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      lol...I think it's already spent - bills!! sigh.........

  26. vinita ghulghule profile image61
    vinita ghulghuleposted 8 years ago

    hey
    how are u ?

    i am mukund from india

  27. bgpappa profile image85
    bgpappaposted 8 years ago

    Congrats Doris.

  28. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations, Dorsi! That is brilliant! You prove it can be done! I am still waiting for my first!

  29. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    Congrats Dorsi !
    I honestly believe that this money earned here on hubpages is worth more then just mere dollar value. I will be at my second payout too soon. As like with everyone the first one took forever (13 months) but this second one will probably be less then four months.

    I still think hubpages is the best place to belong to...
    regards Zsuzsy

    1. Dorsi profile image92
      Dorsiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      BTW Zsuzsy I've been meaning to tell you congrats on winning that $200 for the hub you wrote on the carbon advice group contest. It was a great hub!! Great going!!

      1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
        Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Dorsi. That's the first time I ever won anything.

        1. WeddingConsultant profile image80
          WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Wow, yes congrats, what an awesome thing. Did I miss the announcement for the $200 hub reward? smile

  30. thranax profile image49
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    I wish it was my payout time sad

    ~thranax~

    1. Dorsi profile image92
      Dorsiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Be patient - it will happen!! It will!!

  31. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    It's not just about the money possibility either hmm what about your reputation big_smile now that's a invaluable prize n a half I think! smile

    1. Dorsi profile image92
      Dorsiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly! It's a great way to put who you are out there in cyber world, and make a difference in other peoples lives! My counselor said that if you can hit that intersection- where you are working on your passion, making money doing it and helping other people you are in the top 3% of people who are actually doing what they should be doing and having fun doing it!
      Works for me.

  32. DonnaCSmith profile image84
    DonnaCSmithposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations! And thanks for the encouragement.

  33. mandybeau profile image59
    mandybeauposted 8 years ago

    My friend has just told me that she has a hobby making coats for dogs, she makes $20.00 US per coat, so i guess it depends on what hobby, you indulge in.

  34. LondonGirl profile image91
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    coats? for dogs?

    the mind boggles. Surely they come with a ready-made one of their own?

    1. mandybeau profile image59
      mandybeauposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You are sharp, I can see that you would make one hell of a barrister, I didn't see that one coming lol
      Mandy

  35. Dorsi profile image92
    Dorsiposted 8 years ago

    Yup I got my check, and I did hit payout for last month too. So fingers crossed this will be monthly now.
    Exciting stuff and thanks everybody!

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Could not happen to a nicer girl! Congratulations and may you continue to prosper.

  36. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I wonder how much is made monthly by the big hitters here on hubpages, but I doubt those making real money will say much about it. Jimmiethejock is pulling down about #300 a month, but I have seen no big figures although logic would suggest that if you have 500 hubs, the income should be more substantial.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I've seen a few of the big hitters admit to $1,000 a month.

  37. Dorsi profile image92
    Dorsiposted 8 years ago

    YOU GUYS, I can't believe this. I've had the best 2 days on Adsense ever!!! If this keeps up I won't have to get a stable job.I'm halfway to payout already and it's only April 3rd. Whoaa!
    YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!

  38. LondonGirl profile image91
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    congrats to you both!

  39. composed profile image81
    composedposted 8 years ago

    this is a great thread... no doubt.  thanks to all.

    and finally, i am starting to see some Adsense clicks!  i think i can build on them!!

 
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