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I earned my first $0.01! What were your milestones when you started?

  1. Galaxy-Gal profile image89
    Galaxy-Galposted 14 months ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'm a newbie, and I didn't come here expecting to make big bucks. But I'm excited about earning my first penny here after six days, five hubs, and 61 views.

    Many seasoned hubbers have advised newbies not to stress about views, hubber scores, and other metrics. But I wonder, what earnings milestones did you pay attention to when you first started out?

    My next milestone is a dime.

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Congratulations! 5 Hubs in only 6 days-- you're off to a great start!

      1. Galaxy-Gal profile image89
        Galaxy-Galposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks Christy! It's not as impressive as it sounds...I had most of the material on hand; it only needed some refreshing. But it was fun and I'm excited about going forward.

    2. aesta1 profile image90
      aesta1posted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Congrats. That always give the most joy - the first payment even if it is small. Keep going. A dime is good. Traffic, engagement, shares can be milestones to look at next.

      1. Galaxy-Gal profile image89
        Galaxy-Galposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks Aesta. I don't think I've ever experienced so much joy from a penny. I wish every penny I earned could do the same.

        1. Diana Abrahamson profile image79
          Diana Abrahamsonposted 13 months ago in reply to this

          I have also have a few pennies but look forward to greater things!

    3. Majimarie89 profile image75
      Majimarie89posted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Imagine what you can make in two weeks! keep going !! I am new to this website as well check out my hubs if you will !
      thank you

  2. Chriswillman90 profile image93
    Chriswillman90posted 14 months ago

    It's the smallest milestones that help people stay motivated and that's a terrific start. I like to write a chart of minor goals and mark down every milestone reached; it's nice when you're having an off day or week.

    Good luck to you!

    1. Galaxy-Gal profile image89
      Galaxy-Galposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks Chris!

    2. Diana Abrahamson profile image79
      Diana Abrahamsonposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Every small step is a step towards your goal!

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 14 months ago

    Congratulations.  Yes that first cent felt pretty special.  Here's my list coz you have to have lists.

    Cents.
    Views. 
    Comments.
    Praise.
    Awards.
    Dollars.
    Sales.

    Those were the milestones over five years of writing.  Recently my biggest milestone has been selling tees with my pictures on.  That feels very special, more so than anything else in my writing 'career'.

    1. Galaxy-Gal profile image89
      Galaxy-Galposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      This is a great list. Thanks Mark!

    2. Diana Abrahamson profile image79
      Diana Abrahamsonposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks for your list..great help in the right direction.

  4. Ebony Mitchell profile image71
    Ebony Mitchellposted 14 months ago

    Congrats! I'm also a newbie here, I signed up today so, so far my only milestone is getting a follower and some comments! Congrats again!

    1. Galaxy-Gal profile image89
      Galaxy-Galposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Now you have a second follower!

      1. Ebony Mitchell profile image71
        Ebony Mitchellposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks!

  5. Jasmeetk profile image75
    Jasmeetkposted 14 months ago

    I think I made approx 3$ in a month when I started.

    1. Galaxy-Gal profile image89
      Galaxy-Galposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      If I make that much in my first month, I'll be thrilled!

      1. Jasmeetk profile image75
        Jasmeetkposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        u will...smile

    2. Diana Abrahamson profile image79
      Diana Abrahamsonposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Hope to reach this too..thanks.

  6. Jodah profile image86
    Jodahposted 14 months ago

    Congratulations Galaxy-Gal. We all have to start at the bottom and work up. You are off to a good start and every millionaire had to start with the first cent/penny. The more hubs you write the more you will eventually make. My first milestone/goal income wise was to make $5.00 per month which I achieved at the end of my first year having AdSense. You'll be there before you know it.

    1. Galaxy-Gal profile image89
      Galaxy-Galposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you Jodah. My earnings have already doubled -- I now stand at $0.02! Funny how much joy you can extract from 2 cents.

    2. Diana Abrahamson profile image79
      Diana Abrahamsonposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Good start you had at five dollars!

  7. Chriswillman90 profile image93
    Chriswillman90posted 13 months ago

    Current goal is to hit 100 hubs but definitely the initial goal was getting accepted by adsense as well as passing boot camp with the first 5 hubs.

 
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