I have started writing on Hubpages few months ago, but till now I have only earned $0.01 so far. I know that I have to be patient with adsense. But I am really keen to know if you did anything made you successful here? as I have nearly gave up at some period of time. Please answer my question
Thank you very much for your nice advice but when you know that there are people who make thousands of dollars each month that makes you feel that there's like a recipe out there of making money from writing hubs
Thank you very much for your nice advice Barbara. I have heard it's all about how much traffic. Is that true please? I am currently getting around 10 viewers everyday. Is that sounds good enough though?
Mariasha, Yes, traffic earns the money. You're going to have to write many more hubs to earn anything more than pennies. To be honest, if money is what you are interested in, there are better ways to earn it.
If you want to make a living online, the best way is to write freelance - you get paid a lot more for your writing if you can find clients who will pay you to write articles. However it is not easy to get those clients. You need to sign up for freelance writing sites and you may have to write for very small amounts at first, until you can build up a reputation.
Another alternative is to run your own websites or blogs. To be successful with that, you need to learn many skills - not just the technical aspects of creating and maintaining sites, but also how to do your own marketing, how to run mailing lists, how to manage your own advertising - and be prepared for the fact that you'll spend about 10% of your time writing, and 90% of your time doing all that other, boring, stuff.
Oh,and if you want to earn a living wage from either of the above, it's a full-time job. Six or seven years ago, people wrote books like "The Four Hour Work Week" because it was possible to create a website, then sit back and let it collect the money while you relaxed on the beach. It doesn't work like that any more. Most bloggers and freelance writers I know, are working 40 to 50 hours a week to pay the bills.
Wow, thank you very much for your accointable suggestions.building my own website is a good idea. I would consider all these ideas in the near future. I think that anything you start doing in the beginning needs a lot of time and patience until you gain its fruits.
in 2010, I knew lots of people making over $2,000 a month on HubPages. Then, in early 2011, Google changed the way its search engine worked, and announced that it was "declaring war" on "content farms" - i.e. sites full of articles on a variety of subjects, contributed by amateur writers.
Readership on HubPages was slashed by well over half - and of course, earnings were similarly reduced. HubPages spent the next nine months desperately trying to recover the traffic and eventually succeeded - partially - by making some structural changes. But the income has never got back to 2010 levels. I don't know of anyone making even close to $1,000 a month today.
Other article sites have had the same problem - that's why most of them (like Squidoo, Associated Content/Yahoo! Voices, Suite101, Helium, Zujava, Xomba, Bubblews, and many more) have closed down since 2011.
HubPages today is a place to network with other writers, enjoy writing on whatever subject you like, learn the craft of online writing, and earn some handy pin-money - sometimes quite generous pin-money - doing what you love. It's not a place to write for a living.
Marisa, There is a man that says he does. I can't remember his name, but as soon as I run across him again I'll let you know who he is. He has tons of sites and promotes his hubs through his sites. Google loves his sites, so it gives him good link juice. He is the only writer here that I've ever heard do that well.
I agree with you though, that this is not a good way to earn money anymore.
You are thinking of Thomas Byers - Crazyhorsesghost. He has over 10 million views here and was planning on earning $1000 a day at HP, last time he chimed in on the Forums. He has not been active here or anywhere online that I can tell since early 2015.
I am concerned about him. Has anyone heard from him in the last 6 months?
Yes, he posted a response to one of my forums, so he's still around. He's not the only one here who has had that many views, but most of them were earned before Google tightened the reins on HP. One writer here had a hub go viral last year. It got about 2 1/2 million views almost overnight. So, sometimes you get lucky!
Furthermore, he's been here 8 years, so probably enjoyed a great deal of success before Google got ugly. He puts far more work into marketing than any other writer I'm aware of, so he's earning every penny.
You are not looking at the whole picture. He has a huge background that was built over an 8 year period, so he has been able to take advantage of all that he learned over those years and build up a backlog of articles. In addition, he writes well and knows how to market his work. So, if you've got 8 years to spend working day and night to build the skills and number of articles he has and are willing to do this to take the chance that you will have the same success, go for it.
Personally, I know a lot of ways you can earn that much without going to all that trouble, and that would be my first choice. But of course, each person has his own abilities and goals, so if you think you can do it, go for it...and let us know how things turned out for you. Good Luck.
The person I was thinking of was somebody else entirely. There are 2 people earning that kind of money then. The clue seems to be to have other successful websites that point to hubs here and to have the experience to know what you are doing..
I've always admired CrazyHorseGhost too. I hope everything is alright there.
I think what's more meaningful is to talk about earnings per Hub rather than monthly totals. As I said, Crazyhorsesghost's earnings sound great, until you realise he has over 1,000 Hubs. So if he is indeed earning $1,000 a month, that is still an average of only $1 a Hub - a figure which is good but not remarkable. What's remarkable is achieving 1,000 Hubs and keeping them all Featured!
Before Panda - I believe he was earning $1000.00 a day. LOL He expected that he could achieve that again, and was focusing on making his own videos to achieve the goal, along with a myriad of websites pointing back to HP. He was also putting up signs on busy street corners advertising his websites with easy to remember addresses.
He has a 37 videos under knobbylives, one of which has 2.4 million views. Dale Hyde said Youtube was very good to him as well.
I'm pretty new and so far I've made 7¢. In terms of time, I make much more writing and editing for clients. But I didn't come here for that; this is a place where you can focus on creating content and not worry about the platform. It's also a place where you can experiment and become part of a community of like-minded people. All that makes it worth it. The money is just for fun. I hope to earn enough to buy a bottle of wine someday.
You're off to a good start with 5 hubs posted in only 2 weeks and a Hubber score of 85. By the way, it is against the TOS for people to say what their earnings are here. You can be banned for doing that.
On the brighter side, keep up the good work. Continue to produce quality work and the money will come.
I doubt they'll bother you about it because you are so new, but they can be quite serious about people following this rule. Lots of newbies make the same mistake (and some old timers, too). I think you're going to do really well here.
It's been as high as 100, but those scores change regularly. I ignore them and just try to write the best articles I can. It's a lot less stressful. By the way, a score of 85 for a newbie is really a good one.
I don't make tons of money, but in my experience you have to invest quite a bit of time writing stellar hubs before you can see anything over a few cents. I think I reached monthly payout when I had about 60 hubs. At about 90 hubs I slowed down with the writing and mainly updated them regularly. The reason why I kind of stopped writing is that my content was stolen and replicated all over the web. Huge bummer. And filing complaints is time consuming and usually totally useless. Anyway, once you get to $1-2 a day you get paid every month and it's nice.
Good question - I have read about this also and it seems as though you have to write a lot of hubs and hopefully one of them will take off and be your money maker I am still trying to figure this out as well...
It helps when you can drive income from multiple sources within HP and different properties outside of HP.
Prior to my involvement on HP, the previous platform that I was swimming in (no longer exists), I had more income from sales commissions than I had from the ads category. There's certainly a balance of writing vs. selling, and from my point of view, both need to be part to allow HP authors to pursue the financial aspects of writing. At the moment, the selling side has received a lot of flack and has been scaled back, I think the pendulum will swing back towards loosening the sales side at some point.
Excellent summary by Marisa. I think every new hubber who's curious about financial success and making money by writing needs to read that little excerpt. It may not be the most optimistic but it's factual and people need to understand that.
With only 9 hubs it is highly unlikely that you will make much money here. Usually 50 to 100 hubs that are well written and on searchable topics is what you need. Don't complain about money if you are not willing to make enough of an effort to earn it. Writing online is a competitive, hard business and it takes a lot of work to do even reasonably well here.
The person spoken about earlier who has been so successful? He has over 1000 hubs. How do your 9 stack up to that??
Guys, I am very thankful to all you responses and I appreciate all your advices. You have made things clear for me here in HP, but I still have a question and it would be very appreciative it if you can answer it for me too. Thanks God currently I am earning $0.01 every day. I am very appreciative to this one cent per day but is there anyway I can increase this amount by ad program?
Mariasha, this might be a good place to start and to earn a little. But most of the people earning a living have their own sites. I use my HP income to pay for hosting, a paid keyword tool and other things I need for my own sites. You can increase what you earn by writing more articles and driving more traffic. Eventually, though, if you want to earn money, you'll probably need your own site or sites. It's not as difficult as it sounds. If I can do it anyone can.
Mariasha, I don't feel comfortable sharing exact figures in this forum. But it's safe to say I'm now making a lot more on my own sites than I'm making here. It's happened in much less time as well. The key was good training, and good support. I think it would be very difficult to just jump in and do it on your own. Be careful of these Internet marketing gurus. There are a lot of scam artists who will promise you the world, and then cut you loose after taking your money. Weebly is a mistake I made along the way. I ended up moving that site to Wordpress after a short period of time.
Hi Mariasha, sorry it took so long to respond. I don't check in here as frequently as I used to. I am trying to use very good keywords, as well as social media promotion. The biggest thing though is content. People have to be interested and searching for what you're writing about.
It's alright, you can take your time answering questions. I am very grateful that you are sharing your experience with us. Can I ask you how you choose your keywords please? I have heard that people are using adwords, is that a good way for searching good keywords for your hubs? Please tell us more
I could never figure out how to use the free Google keyword planner, which I think is a blessing. Instead, I use a paid keyword tool. If you don't want to use a paid keyword tool, I know some people are using Ubersuggest and the Google keyword tool together. Ubersuggest gives you some really good keyword ideas, but you don't know how competitive they are. For someone new, it would be very difficult to rank in the search engines if you're going up against many well-established sites. You need to look for low-competition keywords and use them.
I'm also in a Mommy blogger-type support group. Hundreds of minds working together are much better than just one. I've been publishing online for about 3 and a half years, and I still have a lot to learn. So I need the support of more experienced people. I've had to pay for some of this training, but it's been well worth it. I look at it as the cost of doing business.
Social media is more important than ever. Make sure to share everything you write on various platforms. If you are just starting out, Hub Pages is okay. But if you want to make more money you'll probably need your own site or sites. That's what you need to be working toward.
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