I have read time and time again that earnings increase with a snowball effect after 3,4,5,6+ months on here. I sort of get that, but after taking my own experiences into consideration, I'm left with a few questions.
I've read folks comments such as "it takes 6 month's for google to index and therefore you won't see much income until then."
Well, almost all of my hubs come up in google within 24 hours; they are indexed. I'm get traffic of around 20-40+ hits per day on my top earning hubs. I am making money and should reach payout by next month. I am obviously *very* thankful for this, but I want to continue to build on my success. This income will be really useful to me next semester when I won't have time to work anymore but will still need money!
I'm not sure if it's luck or what, but at the end of the day, the '6 months theory' escapes me and I'd like to know why it's thought to take 6 months to occur.
What will happen to my already earning hubs over the next few months? Will it be possible for the earnings to snowball even more on these hubs?
I know I'll be earning more as a whole 6 months from now, since I'll continue to write. But, my ultimate question is: what would happen if I let my already earning hubs sit here; would their earnings continue to double? Or have they already reached their full potential?
No they will contiinue to grow and pay you more. But you have good hubs for example if you were to do a hub about a news item that was current and popular that would peak then fade away but stuff like your bath bombs will still be googled 10 years from now. You have done well my friend and your earnings will deff only increase, well played !
How do you write so many hubs girly_girl?, your a writing monster.... Being here the same time as you but can;t seem to write the hubs quick enough.
I have seen more outside traffic the last couple of weeks but I don't get the kind of traffic you guys get.
I got my first check before 6 months, but I'd say 9-12 months is average from what I've seen here. The more you write, and the longer your hubs are in searches, the more you'll make, which to me is why over time your payout frequency is more. Plus, like you said the longer you do so, the more you learn and the better you get. Just make sure that evergreen and unique content is what you're composing, as that will be a better earner for you.
Whitney, thanks for posting that. I was wondering what the average amount of time was for most new Hubbers to receive payout check #1. Also good tip about the evergreen material.
Thanks, guys, for all the responses. If my earnings do continue to increase on what I've done so far, that is truly awesome. When I first found Hubpages, I was like "this is way too good to be true!". It has been a great time so far and I'm really encouraged by my results.
Well, I'm off to write for the Hub Challenge!
Thanks again for your responses.
Girly girl very few new hubbers write 62 hubs in 3 weeks and even fewer write them on focussed on topics that people actually search for! You are well ahead of the ball on both points.
What you may find though is a dip - your new hubs will dip back down the search engine rankings (SERPS) after they are not new anymore - they will probably bounce back - but if you want to be sure spend some time building backlinks to them -particularly if one was earning drops down - they will come back but it might take a week or a month.
You're doing great and seem a lot more focused on writing than most new hubbers
Thanks for the advice. I remember a few weeks ago that some of my hubs completely dropped out of google. They are back now, but I'm not sure why. lol That would obviously be a major stumbling block to me if it happened again, but I'm prepared for it because of your advice. If it does happen, I'll spend more time building quality backlinks. Right now, I have only done a few on Yahoo answers.
I figure, the more quality content I can get out now the better, and when I reach writer's block (which I'd imagine would be soon! lol), I'll work on backlinks.
It does not take six months to get indexed but that is about how long it takes to start really ranking well in search results. New content is not as trusted as older content so once it has time to age it ranks better.
Not necessarily - its entirely niche dependent - I was on a page 1 with a new hub within 12 hours - but there is little competition for the exact title of my hub. It will however bounce around a bit with a new hub though not as much on hubpages as it would with a new site
I was not saying that it is always the case. That is just why people say it takes that long to really start earning. Even so, the most lucrative keywords are also the most competitive. These are the ones it takes time to rank well for.
i think I need backlinks lessons as I'm not sure what to do what they are or how to make them
Just keep writing good Hubs, back links and all that stuff is really time consuming, and is only for those hoping to attract traffic. If you choose the right Keywords, and link the Hubs to a Really good site that is specific on that subject. Let the old stuff go. I also rename them this makes a bit of a difference for a few months. I found that rather than muck around with links, and googleadsense, which chopped me anyway lol. That the money is real when you deal with freelance companies, and stop what is effectively spam still Hubs just to get traffic.
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