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Is anyone earning on Hubpages via just adsense

  1. K Kiss profile image74
    K Kissposted 7 months ago

    I really do miss the old success stories.. they were the ones that gave us all hope. Even after 6 years of being here at hubpages it is all a mystery to me. I am still loyal to only Adsense and didn't opt for hubpages ad program. My question is...is there anyone here earning over 500 dollars per month from adsense alone? Is that dream still viable?

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image82
      Jesse Drzalposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      500 what!! Lol. No, but some other members are reporting back using straight Adsence with good results.

      1. K Kiss profile image74
        K Kissposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        I know that 500 seems a lot but I feel it is still possible. I hit the payout roughly in every 2 to 2.5 months so I do wonder whether doubling the quantity would double the payment but there is never any guarantee or sure shot with adsense. Even after 6 years I am as confused as I was during my first few months. There used to be members who used to earn over a 1000 with adsense and they used to give me the motivation needed. Now it's all gloom down here.

  2. Rafiq23 profile image85
    Rafiq23posted 7 months ago

    I am earning but not so much as you said. However, it's far better than HP AD Program.

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image94
      FatFreddysCatposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      I'm the exact opposite. If it weren't for the HP Ads program I'd never get any payments at all. I joined Google AdSense when I first started on HP almost five years ago, and even after all that time I have yet to hit their mythical $100 payment threshold. Glaciers move faster than my AdSense totals. I stopped checking on them a long time ago because it was too depressing. If and when I ever get a payment from Google I'll take it as a miraculous gift from a generous nowhere.

  3. SmartAndFun profile image90
    SmartAndFunposted 7 months ago

    Hi, K Kiss,

    I think you should consider giving the HubPages ad program a try. From what I've read on the forums over the last few years, people prefer it because they tend to earn more with it. I know I do. As I understand it, the HP ad program pays for impressions (views). This means you can earn money even if no one actually clicks on your ads.

    I don't know about the $500 figure you're looking for -- there are probably a few people left who earn that. Honestly, I don't know. They likely would have a large number of hubs, or perhaps a few very popular ones.

    Anyway, I suggest you try the HP ad program for several months and see if perhaps your earnings accumulate a little more quickly. The payout is $50 for HP, as opposed to $100 for AdSense. That, coupled with paying for impressions rather than clicks, makes the HP ad program more worthwhile than AdSense for many Hubbers.

    Switch over for a good 3-6 months and give it an honest try. If you don't see improved earnings, you can always switch back to straight AdSense. (Of course, if your AdSense earnings total is close to hitting $100, stick it out on AdSense until you reach payout, then try HP.)

    1. K Kiss profile image74
      K Kissposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      I did give it a try when HP ad program first hit off but it affected my Adsense so much that I immediately switched back. I could give it a try again. The idea of HP ad program is good.. especially for me as I have a lot of visitors but they do not convert into clicks so I suppose impression wise my account should do good.

  4. ePetNation profile image81
    ePetNationposted 7 months ago

    I am not earning on Hubpages. I earn something like 90 cents for the month. I realize that if I wrote more hubs I may actually earn more. I keep seeing posts of folks earning large amounts, or complaining about how adsense has started to take their earnings.
    I have no idea since I never have earned anything worthwhile.
    I had my adsense revoked several years ago due to unknown circumstances and just recently they were nice enough to grant me the opportunity to start again.
    I also wonder if there is any truth about the amounts that people say they are earning or have earned.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image95
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 months ago in reply to this

      There's no way to really tell, but I do know some people personally here who have done well...but they definitely are in the minority.  I think the best most people can hope for is to make payout each month,, but anything beyond that only some here can hope for.

      This is not the place where you should try to earn a lot of money.  If that's why you are here, you're wasting your time.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
        Kathryn L Hillposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        In response to what you posted elsewhere, what I keyboarded was a joke to the OP, just to let you know. I was responding in a similar/humorous way and then I pushed the report button.

      2. K Kiss profile image74
        K Kissposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        I suppose that's true. After being here for 6 years I would know that but having and maintaining a website of my own is also a lot of work which is the main reason why I stuck around here at hubpages. I personally had some very good years in terms of adsense payment and then of course Panda happened and even post panda I recovered somewhat and end of 2015 to present seems to be going well but well is not good enough. I needed hope for better.

  5. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 7 months ago

    I am trying an experiment and removed my ebay and amazon ads on many of my hubs to see if I have better earnings.
    I'll be checking my stats weekly.

  6. ePetNation profile image81
    ePetNationposted 7 months ago

    Stacie, Thanks for the experiment, Please do give updates!!