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Am I doing something wrong?

  1. wild4alaska profile image80
    wild4alaskaposted 17 months ago

    The last 3 hubs I have created all were featured. Thats great. But I have only generated 3 cents in ad revenue. What should I do about this. I mostly write about camping and outdoor things. Do top ten lists fail. What kind of articles are doing good. Should I do camping recipes and try to incorporate high end yeti coolers into the mix for sale thru amazon. Don't get me wrong I generally write because I like it but I would like to earn $1000 a month in residual income from my hubs. I know it might take me a while to get there but Im looking for whatever input I can get. Also do I show up better in search if I Have more pages?

    1. SouradipSinha profile image85
      SouradipSinhaposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      You are 3 Hubs old and have been approved by AdSense? yikes yikes How?

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 17 months ago in reply to this

      It can take years to get to the point you are trying to reach, and competition is stiff in your niche.  Most people don't even reach payout until they have been writing here for from 6 to 8 months, some take much longer.

      If it is money you want, HP is not the place to get it.  You would do better by starting your own website and sharing your info there.  That, too, will take time, but financially you are likely to do much better.

      Good luck.

  2. janshares profile image88
    jansharesposted 17 months ago

    Hi Ben. You hit the nail on the head with your last sentence. You need more hubs. You certainly have the experience with outdoor sports to write more. I looked at your hubs and your enthusiasm shows. In your pack rafting hub, I love the first pic and your bio at the end. They show authenticity which readers like. As to what you're doing wrong, take some time to re-read your 3 hubs slowly and go for consistency in your punctuation and sentence structure. You write well, catch the little things that add up and chip away at quality. The adsense pennies will add up later. $1000 a month? Maybe not but earnings will add up slowly but surely. Good luck. smile

  3. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 17 months ago

    Ben, HubPages is not going to let you make hubs which are nothing but sales pages.  Those days are gone.

    You need a few hundred hubs drawing thousands of visitors as a known and established camping author or gear reviewer on an authority topical site if you want to make $1000 per month passive income.

  4. virusfree profile image61
    virusfreeposted 17 months ago

    1000$ a month is a big goal but not impossible, i know hubbers who earns more than that from HubPages Adprogram and Amazon, you can earn about 500$ alone from the Adprogram. But i don't recommend camping and outdoor things because they are pretty common and therefore competitive in nature.

    You need to concentrate on topics with less competition , what you need to do first is select a topic and go to Google's keyword planner to find the competition and search volume of the keyword and find if it has search volume above 3000 minimum and it has low competition. You can also look for related topics using the tool and include topics based on those those which will boost your search volume. It will take approximately 2 months to get your hub in the first page of Google and start receive good traffic and good amount of money.

    Tutorials are generally less competitive in nature and there is a good chance of it being shared by other users which will result in faster Google rankings. But don't go for topics that you have no idea or no interest , it will not get you good results.

  5. tosha11 profile image52
    tosha11posted 17 months ago

    I try and cover numerous topics. If you want multiple viewers you are going to have to have a fairly big genre of writing to attract more people. As for steady income I have no advice because I just write for the fun of it while I am bored at home as a hobby.

  6. melbel profile image92
    melbelposted 17 months ago

    You write well. However, I would break up your hubs so that there are more images and in-depth explanations about some of the different elements of camping. And I think you could do it.

    I recommend removing the products for now. Focus on making one DAMN sexy looking hub and then add the ONE product you think most people who come to your hub would need... and place it sort of where you talk about it.

    Like I said, you're a fab writer, keep that up. Just do a little more organization on your hubs to make them REALLY pop and cut most, if not all the products.

    Keep writing, too. Fix those hubs up and get more going. It's a lofty goal, but I think you have the writing skills to do well here.

    Also, get rid of the "about the author" section on the packrafting hub. Expand the hub title to explain more about the topic... and then expand the hub. Tell me EVERYTHING there is to know about your aspect. A well-rounded, thoughtful hub should be ~1200 words or even more. If telling me EVERYTHING there is to know about packrafting would make a 50,000 word hub, then consider breaking it up into hubs with more specific topics: How to buy the best pack raft, how to repair a packraft on the trail, what NOT to bring when packrafting, 10 Packrafting Must-haves.