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Paypal is linked to AdSense, Yet I'm Never Paid

  1. BaizBlogger profile image93
    BaizBloggerposted 2 years ago

    I'm getting tired of seeing that I've earned a little money (okay, very little money) every month, being told that I do have an Adsense account AND my Hubpages posts are linked to Paypal, yet I don't get any deposits.

    I thought for sure I'd find an answer to this issue in the forums, but I haven't spotted it. If that's the case, I am preemptively embarrassed.  Again, I have a Hubpages blog, I have an Adsense Account, I have a Paypal account AND the Hubpages settings says it's linked, yet I have NO deposits. Ever.

    Why is this?


    1. Marisa Wright profile image91
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Your Paypal account isn't linked to your Adsense account.  They are separate.   For the HP Earnings program, you're paid via Paypal.  For Adsense, you're paid via whatever method you set up with Adsense (assuming you received your PIN and entered it on your Adsense account).   

      As others have said, you're not paid monthly - you have to reach minimum thresholds.

    2. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Having just 16 Hubs written in two years, you don't have much of an earnings base.  Nine of those Hubs haven't been updated in the last 18 months, so chance are Google is sending traffic to something it feels has been updated.  If earnings are your goal here, it's going to take more work to get them.

      1. BaizBlogger profile image93
        BaizBloggerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Good point...this is not really an earnings stream for me; it's just fun, and it's a tad frustrating, having seen earnings listed months ago, and then to see zero earnings for months and months. I was still getting hits and clicks, but my account must have gone dormant or something, and because I'm super-busy, I didn't really care enough to complain.

        Now that I understand I'll have to get $100 in earnings to merit payment via Paypal, it makes sense--as long as, suddenly, I don't find out I'm getting zeroed out again.

        After I close my bricks & mortar store at Christmas, I'll have more time to play around with HubPages, etc. I wanted to get my ducks in a row before then. Thanks for all the helpful answers!

        1. Marisa Wright profile image91
          Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Just to repeat my earlier reply - do you understand that Adsense and Paypal are completely separate?

          It's Adsense that has a $100 minimum payout threshold.  If you're signed up for the HP Earnings Program (which you should be), you will earn little or nothing from Adsense, because the HP Ads are shown instead.

          The HP Earnings Program pays via Paypal and the minimum payout for that is $50.   That account can't go dormant - it will go on earning as long as you have Featured Hubs.

          Your Adsense account can go dormant, if you didn't get your PIN number by snail mail and enter it on your account.  If you didn't, then you'll have to request a new PIN.

  2. AngelaRM profile image89
    AngelaRMposted 2 years ago

    Did you earn less than $50? If so, you won't get paid until you earn $50 or more according to the forums.

  3. lady rain profile image86
    lady rainposted 2 years ago

    The payout threshold for Google AdSense account is $100. Google will deposit the amount when your adsense earnings exceeds $100.

    Hubpages will pay you when you have reached $50 through the hubpages earning program.

  4. MarieLB profile image87
    MarieLBposted 2 years ago

    Aha. . .I am still not in the position of earning money through my writing, so I cannot help you, but I would like to say that you deserve congratulating if you know you have earned money.  One suggestion - maybe the payments are made, say once a month?

  5. br1wfh profile image87
    br1wfhposted 2 years ago

    It states in the fine print  a minimum of 50.00 must be made before payment is made.  If your earning report shows more than I don't know

  6. bernard.sinai profile image83
    bernard.sinaiposted 2 years ago

    I have the same issue despite reaching more than the minimum $50 threshold.

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image90
      Millionaire Tipsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      HubPages pays on the 28th of each month. If you reached $50 by July 31, you will get paid August 28. If it was after July 31, then September 28.

      1. BaizBlogger profile image93
        BaizBloggerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Ah ha...Hubpages plays the float...

  7. Mom In Gods Hands profile image82
    Mom In Gods Handsposted 2 years ago

    I had given up on HubPages because I was only earning a few cents per month.  Out of the blue, I checked my paypal account and had $70+ in it, this Monday, from HubPages.  I logged into my account for the first time in 6 months, to discover that my articles were suddenly getting bigger hits.

    As soon as I discovered this, I got back to cracking on my writing.  My advice would be to keep writing! The more you write and follow HubPages suggestions for making your article(s) promotional, the more attention you will draw and the more money you will earn.

    I am still not earning a TON of money.  So far, this month I've earned $11.  But I have noticed that the more I write, the more than number increases even if by just a little.

    Be patient.  The payout will take a month, if not more, to transfer to your paypal account.  It mainly depends on how quickly you are earning up to $50.

    1. MarieLB profile image87
      MarieLBposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Great news.  Congrats. . .

  8. lovebuglena profile image91
    lovebuglenaposted 2 years ago

    You have to earn a minimum of $50 before HubPages can pay you! If you haven't reached $50 yet that is why you are not getting paid.

  9. firstday profile image79
    firstdayposted 2 years ago


    Wow this is the first time I have heard about a pin number by snail mail.  I thought we did everything online if we already had a paypal acct and ad sense.  Thanks for sharing.  So do we request the original pin number or they mail that one automatically.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image91
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Firstday, the PIN number is for Adsense.   Once you've got a certain amount in your Adsense account, they will send you a PIN number (to your street address).  You must enter that PIN into your Adsense account, or it will stop earning.

      The reason is simple - to make sure you're a real person.   


  10. BaizBlogger profile image93
    BaizBloggerposted 2 years ago

    Thanks for the thoughtful replies from the members of the HubPages community. I'm a 'lurker' and I'm pleasantly surprised that vested participants took the time to help me.

    Since I re-activated my earnings in early July, I'm showing earnings of just over $42; that means that when I reach the minimum threshold for AdSense, they should contact me with my pin.

    I remembered during this fracas that, when I received a pin years ago, I could never finish signing up--there was a problem that kept telling me I was on a 'mobile device' even when I was on my office or home PC. Hopefully THAT won't happen again.

    Once I prove to Google that I am a person-slash-corporation (sorry for the political dig), I will enter the maze and hopefully THIS TIME I will find the cheese. It's not a big slice of cheese, but like I said, I do this for fun, and it's just frustrating to see pin money (sic) go 'poof.' I managed to upgrade my AdSense analytics this evening on my own. Progress.

    1. MarieLB profile image87
      MarieLBposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi BaizBlogger,

      I agree that it is great that some people take the trouble to help others.  It is fantastic, and this is where I think of Karma.  Let us hope that good Karma will dog their footsteps.

      I have no wisdom to impart here, but I had to say thanks for your explanation.  I felt  the same kind of frustration that I have to go through at times.  It is not the first time that one of these automated systems - more and more of them around - give you the runaround, and then when you write, some sweet little thing will advise you to go to FAQ etc.. . . .

      One either pulls one's hair out, or one pours one's self a good stiff drink . . . .!!

      Cheers, , , , ,