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Earnings?

  1. LauraD093 profile image85
    LauraD093posted 9 months ago

    I have a question-(if there is a feature for this let me know.) I was wondering what percentage of writers here get pay-outs monthly? I have been here for four years and have never made any money. I've been close several months but never quite hit the mark. That's fine as I have a full-time job and mainly got on hub to learn skills for on-line writing from the best sources which are fellow writers. I understand that some don't like to share this information but just stating yes or no may help newer people to the site to get a general idea of earning potential here.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      You need more than 14 hubs to earn money. Try writing more and see what happens. Then again it still might be more worthwhile to put your efforts into something else. It is hard to earn money here right now.

      1. LauraD093 profile image85
        LauraD093posted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the information Barbara I had well over 14 at one time but pulled many for editing.

    2. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 9 months ago in reply to this

      I'll say this much; if you have a fairly big volume of Hubs or you know your SEO, you can make payout every month here. When I say a fairly big volume of Hubs, it depends, but it at least has to be in the neighborhood of a hundred, probably more. If you know SEO, you'd have to have around 50 Hubs, more or less; if you're pretty good, maybe 30 Hubs.

      1. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Haha speak for yourself lol. There was a time when I was surpassing it with just my 10 hubs. Not too distant past either.

        1. Barbara Kay profile image85
          Barbara Kayposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          lobobrandon, I looked at your hubs and they aren't far off from some of mine. You need to write a hub and share your knowledge and secrets with us.

          1. lobobrandon profile image82
            lobobrandonposted 9 months ago in reply to this

            I did write hubs in batches on different topics I had either good knowledge in or stuff I wanted to research about and assumed others would want to learn about some day too. From every batch I had around 1 that did considerably well, interlinked them etc. Others that did well but didnt drive traffic to the related articles, I just deleted. In total I may have written nearly 70 - 80 hubs

        2. NateB11 profile image92
          NateB11posted 9 months ago in reply to this

          I believe you. I know some people are savvy and can get very good traffic with not that many Hubs. You have a background that I think gives you an advantage in that regard. It's not really my forte, so what I said applies to people like me who've had to learn this SEO stuff after the fact. I just wanted to write and had knowledge of certain subjects; that's the kind of person my info applies to.

          1. NateB11 profile image92
            NateB11posted 9 months ago in reply to this

            I should add, my main area of expertise gets very little traffic on the Net. So, I wasted loads of time on that before I wised up.

            1. NateB11 profile image92
              NateB11posted 9 months ago in reply to this

              In other words, my main area of expertise is not how to tie a tie or where to find a mesothelioma lawyer. Oh, well, my interests are not that of the masses, what can I say. Kind of proud of that, actually.

              1. NateB11 profile image92
                NateB11posted 9 months ago in reply to this

                And even though SEO, to me, is B O R I N G, I study it a little bit to help me out. But if I had to make it something to study thoroughly, I might have to end my life eventually out of sheer boredom.

    3. deecoleworld profile image84
      deecoleworldposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      @LauraD093: Ok to answer your question. I have a theory on why some people don't have earnings or achieve payout on HubPages. It involves two points. First about timing and second about the specific content you put out. Timing in terms social media rise in popularity and quality of content. I actually was inspired to write a hub about this topic after looking at your question. I just finished my hub, if you are interested you can read it, its called Can't Reach Payout? Your Timing & Content May Be to Blame, link: <link snipped>

  2. Jesse Drzal profile image83
    Jesse Drzalposted 9 months ago

    From what I understand, Hubbers are not allowed to talk shop about earnings in the forums.

    1. LauraD093 profile image85
      LauraD093posted 9 months ago in reply to this

      I wasn't asking for specifics just a general yes or no would have been what I was looking for-and for the record I did not know as I have seen numerous forum topics of people whining about earnings or lack thereof  I was just curious. Thanks for the information.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image85
        Barbara Kayposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        We can talk about it as long as we don't share actual numbers.

        1. psycheskinner profile image80
          psycheskinnerposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Technically "I get paid monthly" would be disclosing something about your payments.

    2. Adam Harkus profile image60
      Adam Harkusposted 9 months ago

      Oh go on......

    3. LauraD093 profile image85
      LauraD093posted 9 months ago

      Sorry I thought in free-form you could post about anything. I was just curious I guess this time it "killed my cat!)

    4. Adam Harkus profile image60
      Adam Harkusposted 9 months ago

      Is there anything in the T&Cs that mentions that you can't discuss earnings?

      1. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        "You acknowledge and agree that You will not publicly disclose Your payments or Earned Balance (including any subcomponents thereof) from the HubPages Earnings Program without prior written consent of HubPages."

        1. Adam Harkus profile image60
          Adam Harkusposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Well. There you go. Zip it everyone!!!

          1. Jesse Drzal profile image83
            Jesse Drzalposted 9 months ago in reply to this

            There's your answer. I've seen you ask this a few times. I was wondering too. Good to know.

      2. LauraD093 profile image85
        LauraD093posted 9 months ago in reply to this

        I have never seen anything which is why I asked if there was a place out here covering it. Some folk just get real twitchy about discussing money. Understandable I suppose I just wanted a general idea. Let me know if you see anything in the tutorials.

    5. Jesse Drzal profile image83
      Jesse Drzalposted 9 months ago

      It would be nice to get proper clarification as far as discussing earnings. I've just seen various members saying don't do it, you can be banned.

    6. Jodah profile image86
      Jodahposted 9 months ago

      I make payout about twice a year. That's not much but I don't particularly write here for the money.

      1. Adam Harkus profile image60
        Adam Harkusposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

    7. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 9 months ago

      I get paid most months. Everyone's earnings are WAY down at present and on the average.  See how I did that? I didn't discuss numbers while answering the question.

      My advice is only attempt articles about the things you truly truly care about - that way, your article will likely be good, and you'll put real effort into it to ensure that it is good.

      1. Jesse Drzal profile image83
        Jesse Drzalposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Well played, sir. Well played indeed.

    8. calculus-geometry profile image85
      calculus-geometryposted 9 months ago

      Hi Laura, according to your profile page your total views are between 1,000 and 9,999.

      http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12886116.png

      With less than 10,000 views in four years it's not surprising that you haven't seen a payout yet.  Without talking specifics, you need a lot more traffic, that's all.

      Are you signed up with the HP Ads program or is your account running Google Adsense only?  The former pays better for most people.

    9. agilitymach profile image100
      agilitymachposted 9 months ago

      My earnings have remained stable over the last few years.  What I like is that I do the hard work on a Hub, and then it sits and makes money for me without me having to do anything.  Every few years, I go in and do an edit for new features (like the increase in mobile devices), SEO changes or new editing features added to HP.  Otherwise, it just sits and earns me money.

      Over the years, my best Hubs have earned far more than I could get writing for my sport's national magazine, which I have done.  So...writing here works for me.

      I am hopeful the new niche sites will increase that income somewhat.

    10. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 9 months ago

      Laura,

      Within the last week or so, HubPages admin mentioned that they have edited 3000 Hubs with their HubPro service, and those Hubs account for 41% of the search engine traffic.  Those 3000 Hubs represent just under one half of one percent of the total content on he site,

      Very few people are earning anything at this time, but the bulk of whatever it is comes from that small pool of Hubs.

      1. agilitymach profile image100
        agilitymachposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Wowza.  Interesting stats.

    11. Paul Kuehn profile image89
      Paul Kuehnposted 9 months ago

      Since December of 2015, my earnings have been going to south and decreasing more month by month.  I have been on HP for just about five years and never have received a payout for just one month.  For the record, I have 167 hubs.

      1. kmackey32 profile image81
        kmackey32posted 9 months ago in reply to this

        That's odd with so many hubs. I do most months...

        1. Jodah profile image86
          Jodahposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Wow, with only five featured hubs I find it amazing that you make payout most months. I have 249 featured hubs and have never received payout more than twice in a year. I'm in the same boat as Paul I'm afraid.

          1. kmackey32 profile image81
            kmackey32posted 9 months ago in reply to this

            Wow, I cant believe that.....Although some of my hubs are not featured I receive lots of traffic from places like pinterest. Winter months - every month. Summer - not so much...

            1. Jodah profile image86
              Jodahposted 9 months ago in reply to this

              I'll have to check your hubs knackey32, and maybe get some tips smile

              1. kmackey32 profile image81
                kmackey32posted 9 months ago in reply to this

                No I'm not that good...Just a couple lucky ones lol... I need to go through some of these old ones that have been sitting there for years. I probably wrote them when I used to drink...haha

            2. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 9 months ago in reply to this

              It's completely believable, kmackey.  How many Hubs you have isn't relevant (especially now we don't have sub-domains).   It's what you write about that matters - and even then you can go wrong, if you don't know how to choose the right titles.

              I wrote a Hub about how to optimize your Hubs which would be relevant to Paul, I wrote it for someone else who had the same problem.

              1. sallybea profile image97
                sallybeaposted 9 months ago in reply to this

                Getting the titles does seem to me to be all important.
                I have altered several recently and their views have increased quite dramatically.
                When I looked at them, I wondered why I had tried to be  'clever or smart' instead of just saying what the hub was about.

              2. kmackey32 profile image81
                kmackey32posted 9 months ago in reply to this

                I went and edited some of the titles on the old ones that used to get tons of traffic and now get none. I remember when hubpages used to recommend titles for more traffic.. I must of had title tardness or something. Ha

                1. Marisa Wright profile image93
                  Marisa Wrightposted 9 months ago in reply to this

                  The question is, what did you base your title changes on?   Did you make them more descriptive, or di did you make them more "catchy"?   Did you change the wording dramatically or just slightly?

                  If you changed the titles and they lost traffic then the sensible thing is to change them back again.

      2. FatFreddysCat profile image92
        FatFreddysCatposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Sounds like we're in the same boat. I will be here five years in April 2016, I have roughly the same amount of Hubs as you do, and if I'm lucky I get a payout twice a year.



        Pretty much, yup. Unfortunately I have absolutely no SEO skills whatsoever.

        I tried to learn/play the SEO game when I first started writing here, but eventually I had to accept that I sucked at it...so I stopped giving a @#$% about it (haha).

        Now I write stuff, throw it out there, and if the Internet likes it, great. If not, then I write another piece and try again.

        It may not be the most profitable way to do things 'round here but it's a whole lot less stressful.

    12. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 9 months ago

      One thing I can tell you: Using proper grammar and being a good writer has nothing to do with it. Some of the worst writers on the Net are claiming to be getting loads of traffic and making money. It's purely a matter of SEO and sales tricks.

      1. Jodah profile image86
        Jodahposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        This is so true.

    13. Kylyssa profile image92
      Kylyssaposted 9 months ago

      I have yet to miss one.

    14. kmackey32 profile image81
      kmackey32posted 9 months ago

      Well I can say my titles where loong, had way to many words. I don't remember the titles I originally gave them years ago but I do know they needed changed with no traffic in years..

    15. Layerform profile image70
      Layerformposted 9 months ago

      To be honest Im not really sure.

    16. Allain Christmas profile image67
      Allain Christmasposted 9 months ago

      I made thousands of dollars when my pages were on Squidoo and I also made good money back in the day when eHow had a Writer's Compensation Program. Now, on Hubpages, I don't always make monthly pay-out. I don't think the site is really geared to solid earnings.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image85
        Barbara Kayposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        I've made those kind of earning over the 5 years I've been here. Earnings seem to get worse every year and I now don't earn a lot. I'm hoping that their new niche sites work out.

    17. Marla Neogra profile image86
      Marla Neograposted 9 months ago

      I used to get payouts every couple months but have not been very active lately. Payouts have not been huge, usually about $50 every 2 or 3 months at my most active time. Do a hub a day for 30 days and shoot for being previewed on at least 20-25 of those. Follow the guidelines at right side for best results.

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      Bronwyn Joy Ellioposted 9 months ago

      Pay out?

      1. Jodah profile image86
        Jodahposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        You reach pay-out when your account accumulates $50.00 Bronwyn. Then it automatically goes into your Paypal account.

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          Bronwyn Joy Ellioposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          smile

    19. kmackey32 profile image81
      kmackey32posted 9 months ago

      Does anyone else have a hub that is not featured and has a low score yet gets alot of traffic?

     
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