Hello, my name is John and I have been a member of hubpages about 4 weeks. Ive written 8 hubs, but have made all of 3 cents! Is this common? When will I start making money?
It is VERY common.
This is kind of like marriage. You have to LOVE it first.
The payoffs come much later-- and they might not always meet your early expectations.
Look around at the other posts on this subject and also the FAQ's in "help".
So can you give me an approx time on when i will start making money?
No, I can't. It depends on a lot of variable factors: How much you work at it, how much you understand SEO, how much you understand the use of all the various ways to optimize your "stuff'.
I don't understand a fraction of it.
I am learning much more than I am earning.
If earnings are your main focus-- I'd say "don't quit your day job", but do search the hubs.
Ok great, thank you for the help! Any advice? You seem to be an expert.
And, what is SEO?
Given that you only have eight Hubs, those three cents is probably more than most people would have earned in the same time.
Earning with HubPages takes time and effort, more time than 4 weeks and more effort than eight Hubs. You need to create a good-sized bunch (think dozens, or more) of well-written Hubs on topics that people want to read about, you need to promote your Hubs to make sure they get quality traffic and if you really want to make money, it helps to make Hubs that incorporate retail items.
According to the poll on http://hubpages.com/hub/Improve-Your-Hub-Earnings , over 50% of Hub authors earn less than $10 per month. You're welcome to read that Hub to get advice on earning btw. From my own experience, I didn't start seeing any earnings I considered to be of note until about a year had gone by and I'd written 100 hubs.
Hey John I'd say just relax and enjoy yourself here. It takes time for content to translate into earnings like Rochelle said. And it does vary. As far as search engine stuff, I'm into that! So if you want to filter through some of my hubs you should definitely be able to pick up a few tips to both accelerate and maximize your earning$. But again don't focus on the money too much. HubPages is definitely not a get-rich-quick gig.
I agree totally, relache.
I am going on 11 months. with 80 hubs... far from an actual "expert".(even if the hub designation says so).
I have earned less than $100... but the growth is encouraging. More important, I enjoy the interaction and the learning.
Multimastery has a lot of good advice in his hubs -- if I really studied these suggestions, I should be doing much better.... someday.
The best way to make money on hubpages is probably not through Adsense, but through affiliate offers.
If you write an interesting article, and then in the end you can provide a link for "further reading" or something, which leads to an affiliate offer (that is valuable to your reader of course) you can make anything between $20 and $80 just from one sale.
Thats better than scraping for adsense cents in my opinion.
Of course the content of your hub needs to be tightly related to the offer you promote, or it will just be "spam" and your reader won't like it (and you won't make money).
Personally, I make way more money via AdSense than any other option on HubPages.
And remember, outgoing links come with limits per Hub, and if a lot of your Hubs contain one or two links to all the same places, that too can bring down HubScores.
Ok , thanks for all the great advice. I will be sure to look at all of your hubs on some more advice. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my question!
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