I know we're not supposed to discuss specific earnings, but for those who have been around a while, which ad program seems to earn more, the HP Ad Program or Adsense? I'm still undecided as to which one to use.
I am so lost...... When I go to my earnings page, the top part is marked red. So, I am guessing that I am still not able to even attempt at making any money with my hubs. They suggest a min of 10 hubs before activating the rest of the adsense and such, but can I still make money while I wait to do that?
You will only start earning from Adsense once you have a decent number of views so don't worry about not being accepted. I suggest you spend your time creating high quality Hubs while you wait to be accepted. You can still earn from the Amazon program, as long as the products are relevant or useful to the reader.
You can make a little money from the strategies LindaSmith suggests, but I wouldn't bother. Your Hubs will get hardly any traffic in their first few months anyway, so it's hardly worth it. Just get on with writing about 20 good quality Hubs, wait a month, then apply to Adsense. Once you're approved, sign up for the HP Earnings Program.
Autumn: Use your own Amazon Associates ID, any affiliate programs such as Viglink, Commission Junction, etc. No Clickbank. With your Amazon Associate ID you can use capsules. As for the rest you need to use text links, 2 per same domain. No Ebay unless you are part of HP Earnings program which requires Adsense Account.
Right, I added the Hubpages site to my adsense. What I am concerned about is that I dont have everything setup properly. Someone said you can only use one or the other, but I seem to be getting impressions and clicks through both.
If you have the HP Ad Program activated, your Hubs will show mostly HP Ad Program ads, as well as one of your own Adsense ads on each Hub that you have ads enabled on. So, you will still show impressions for your Adsense and earnings from the HP Ad Program.
As Linda says, the limit is one capsule per 50 words. So if you have a 400 word Hub you can have 8 capsules. However, be careful - your Amazon products MUST be closely related to the subject of your Hub, and I mean very closely related. In practice, that means you often won't be able to find 8 products for a 400 word Hub!
However, I wonder why you want to wait to apply for Adsense? You've been here two months and have over 30 Hubs, you should get approved easily.
Marissa, Thank you for the clarification. I am having difficulties clearing Google adsense because of an old email address from 5 years ago. It has become a technical nightmare for me. Until I have another person try to undo the technical mess, I thought I would just do Amazon. To me, Google has gotten so complicated. Also in the HP knowledge it also says to wait 6 months, unless I misunderstood the sentence.
If you're in the US, you don't have to wait 6 months. A month to six weeks is more than long enough.
Your email issue is a much bigger concern. Problems with Adsense are extremely difficult to resolve because they're virtually impossible to contact directly - the best you can do is ask on their forums. I strongly suggest you concentrate on sorting it out before you write too much more on HubPages.
The reason I say that is, to be brutally frank, that there's no point writing on HubPages if you can't get an Adsense account. The great benefit of HubPages (compared to running your own blog) is that you get access to the HubPages Earnings Program. You need an Adsense account to participate in that program.
Without the Earnings Program, your earning capacity would be severely limited - Amazon alone is just not enough, and you're very restricted on what other affiliate programs you can use.
Thank you. I will sharpen my knowledge and work with Amazon while I am in this twilight zone of qualifying for Adsense. The comments which I have been reading regarding Adsense do not sound very favorable.
I have found HP works best for me-- especially for increasing revenue from Amazon. It may be an individual thing, and it may work best after you are established for a while, but most people seem to like HP.
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