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Feeling Bummed Out

  1. Pico Triano profile image84
    Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago

    I shouldn't complain. Considering my time constraints I do get a lot done. I just feel spread pretty thin.

    I have 8 hubs and yesterday I got a grand total of one page view on all of them combined. Today I got another one.  I'm having a little trouble being inspired to write my ninth. Better than zero.

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hang in there. As long as there's a tomorrow, there's always hope of something new and surprising. smile

      1. Pico Triano profile image84
        Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        smile

        1. Barbara Kay profile image84
          Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Your writing is excellent. Try using more exact keywords in your titles. Hubs do need to age to get decent traffic. Give it awhile.

          1. Pico Triano profile image84
            Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you. I'm aware that Hub articles and accounts need time to mature. I knew that when I started here. Just been a very eventful last couple weeks and I'm tired.

            1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
              TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Pico:

              When I first started here, more than 2 1/2 years ago, I can remember having the same exact experience you are having.

              Tonight I am at 188,000 views and counting and am making payout every month.  However, the good views and money only started about 5 months ago...so just keep at it, like I did, and it will all work out OK!

              Good luck here!

              1. Pico Triano profile image84
                Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks for the pep talk.

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

      You've been here only a few weeks.  HubPages is not like Bubblews - you don't get instant gratification.   Most of your readers will come from people searching on Google and Bing, and you'll have to wait till your articles move up the rankings enough to be seen by searchers. 

      In the meantime you can get some motivation by being active in the community - posting on the forums, and reading and commenting on other Hubs.  Hubbers will then become aware of you and follow you, and then every time you publish a Hub you will get some traffic from that source.  Not enough to make any significant contribution, but enough to keep you motivated!

      1. Pico Triano profile image84
        Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I do need to be more active here interacting with other writers and going to their hubs. Need to go to bed though now. Gotta work in the morning.

    3. Brie Hoffman profile image81
      Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      When I first stated  I posted about 6 articles and just left them for about 8 months.  After I saw $7.00 in my account I was thrilled and started writing like crazy.  I was doing pretty well for a couple of years and then came the panda slaps.  I stopped writing for about a year and have only recently started writing again but now I have over 200 articles and am doing better than I ever have.  Slow and steady wins the race!!

      1. Pico Triano profile image84
        Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I will keep plugging away. Thanks for the encouragement.

    4. SpaceShanty profile image92
      SpaceShantyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      It took me about 1 year to get 10,000 views, now I am getting 13,000 a month.

      Write about what you know, do some keyword research. High monthly searches (1000-30,000) with few results in google (less than 2 million).

      Try and work those relevant keywords into current and new Hubs.

      Self promote, visit the forums daily to learn, things will improve!

      1. Pico Triano profile image84
        Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the useful advice and encouraging words.

  2. OldRoses profile image85
    OldRosesposted 2 years ago

    Be sure that you are sharing your hubs on social media to attract readers.  Use Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, etc.

    1. Pico Triano profile image84
      Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I do but I don't think I'm doing it very effectively.

  3. LeslieAdrienne profile image80
    LeslieAdrienneposted 2 years ago

    The road to success is paved with a lot of un-fun stuff.... Keep on writing quality hubs and the will  pan out for you over time......

    1. Pico Triano profile image84
      Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Ty smile

  4. Greg Dean profile image88
    Greg Deanposted 2 years ago

    Heya pick. I read a great book called the compound effect. One thing I have learned is that just even writing a sentence a day is forward motion. The more you write the better your writing skills get. The greater the skills the more insights you will have on your topics . I read some success stories of a few people earning $3500 per month and making over $45000 within 5 years. But they stuck it out, just like you will, just like I will. I have been on hubpages for a around two months and have made  about a dollar total. Remember, it is supposed to be passive. So at some point, the money will come even if you don't write, provided people are reading your older articles. And remember, there are so many places to promoted your hub, not just Pinterest or Facebook .

    1. Pico Triano profile image84
      Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like you and I  are running pretty parallel. Been here about the same length of time with similar performance.

  5. NanahoChan profile image80
    NanahoChanposted 2 years ago

    Hey there, I'm new too with two hubs (both featured) and 85 views! I like to get myself to write one good quality hub a day. That way if they get featured, it'll be easier for other users to find them, and I just got 3 views from google haha you won't believe the satisfaction you'll feel. Just write about stuff that interests you and write from personal experience. And don't stress out too much at this point. The both of us are new here and we should write to have fun as well as making money on the side. I hope my two cents can help you!

    1. Pico Triano profile image84
      Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Good plan. smile

  6. SmartAndFun profile image91
    SmartAndFunposted 2 years ago

    Once I built my account up to about 50 hubs, it seemed like Google started givin' me more love.

    1. Pico Triano profile image84
      Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I'll keep that in mind. It'll take me awhile to produce that many. A little at a time.

      1. SmartAndFun profile image91
        SmartAndFunposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        It took me a good while. I wrote 10 or 12 and then got discouraged, just like you are now. I logged out and didn't log in for about a year or so, and when I returned I noticed I had made a little money. It encouraged me to start up again.

        I think someone already told a similar story, so I'm sorry to repeat it. I think it happens that way for a good number of Hubbers, though.

        1. Pico Triano profile image84
          Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I will keep working at it. Thank you.

  7. ChrisGibson profile image86
    ChrisGibsonposted 2 years ago

    Hey Pico, I know you've got all your pep talks already but just thought I'd throw my hat in the ring.
    I joined about 5 months ago and wrote out a couple hubs, then came back a month or two later and saw that I had a couple thousand views on two of my hubs. Also that I'd set up my payment system wrong and lost out on a lot when those two really hit their popularity. So now that I have everything set up right, have tweaked a few things here and there and I get around 90 views a day and between 10 and 20 cents a day. It's fun to sit on analytics and watch it all happen and compare information, see where the traffic is coming from, test out a new social share etc...
    But the point is, don't worry about the revenue. It will come with time. For now just focus on pumping out that high quality stuff and research how to use keywords and you'll be doing fine.
    Good luck friend.

    1. KnowWhatImean profile image83
      KnowWhatImeanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      How did you setup your payment system wrong to capitalize on the increased viewers on your hubs?

      1. ChrisGibson profile image86
        ChrisGibsonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        It just wasn't running the adprogram somehow. Once I got my paypal all set up right and everything it started going. But it started from the moment I set it up, it didn't retroactively go back and feed me for all the previous months of views.

    2. Pico Triano profile image84
      Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      The pep talks have been appreciated. Been through a couple of weeks of hell and I reached a pretty low spot there. Things are getting better. I'm here for the long haul. I make quick money on Bubblews but I don't like putting my serious writing there amoung the garbage.

  8. KnowWhatImean profile image83
    KnowWhatImeanposted 2 years ago

    Just like others have said, it takes time.  And its clearly not a get rich quick scheme.  I have a completely separate blog that I maintain for many other topics.  I have been at it for like 3 months now, and have made 14 dollars from adsense.  Not going to be running anywhere to cash that in anytime soon.  From a daily rate, my hub pages are making more, though get less views - so yeah.. slow and steady  smile

    1. Pico Triano profile image84
      Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks. I'll take the time. Just have a whole new schedule to sort out. My best writing times are not coming when I expect them.

  9. Relationshipc profile image89
    Relationshipcposted 2 years ago

    I really feel like it takes a lot longer to get some view than it used to. Before, publishing a hub or article elsewhere, with the right keywords, almost guaranteed you to get up in the search engines. Now, there is a lot of competition out there, and with Google's algorithms, it can be hard to get noticed. You have to build your site up a bit before the search engines seem to give it credit, and that can take awhile. Most of my 3 to 4 year articles are the ones that get the majority of views.

    1. Suzanne Day profile image96
      Suzanne Dayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Before Panda, you could write a terrible hub on whatever took your fancy, without keywords and it would rise to the top garnering lots of views. Today, you need to work for it. But I think the benchmark changed with the amount of pages needed on a domain to get better traffic. One of my friends making a living on Etsy confirmed that 100 pages (or products) was needed to get it really going. Before Panda, maybe there was only a small benchmark or wasn't one. I reckon in 10 years, we'll all need 500 pages as our benchmark, so time to get cracking on it now, while it's still 100 hubs!

      *Please note, that the 100 mark has been agreed with with quite a number of hubbers on here. I'm only on 66 hubs and can see quite a difference from say, 48 hubs. I expect traffic at 100 hubs to be pretty optimal!

      1. Brie Hoffman profile image81
        Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        My traffic is pretty good and I have over 200.

      2. Pico Triano profile image84
        Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I'm a long way from a hundred hubs.sad

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

        You are right about the number of pages.   One of the changes they announced with Panda was a strong preference for "authority" sites.  That didn't necessarily mean sites by experts - it meant sites offering a worthwhile quantity of good quality information.  Google isn't specific about how many pages is enough, but obviously the smaller the site, the less likely it is to be regarded as an authority.

        On a blog, you need not just a good number of pages, they also need to be specialised in one subject.  On HubPages, it seems you can write about anything - because whatever you choose, there's likely to be a large body of other articles on the same topic on HP to "support" it.

  10. LeslieAdrienne profile image80
    LeslieAdrienneposted 2 years ago

    I agree, I have 60+mpleted and 20+ in the incomplete zone. The more quality and varied hubs, the  greater exposure... slow and steady wins the race!

 
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