I know its all about free enterprise,and all that rah te rah,
but the way I see it , no matter how much I make considering I do the research,create the content etc , the per centage authors (me n you ) is very low.
Ok Im probably going to get shot down , and hear things like well you dont have to write here ,or you couldnt do this without this and that ,and youre right ,but I still say its unfair, and Im sure Im not the only one who thinks that way.
Hubpages doesn't receive a percentage of what you make, but rather a percentage of your views, and if their views get clicks they make the money.
Google is another story. I don't think anyone knows the percentage but I would imagine it is pretty big.
Amazon pays 4% of a sale. You 4%, them 96%. I would imagine that google is about the same or even worse for writers.
Then again, Hubpages provides a place to publish for free, and for me, any money is just gravy. So yes, you could write somewhere else, but after everything I have read, Hubpages provides the best split and opportunity to make real money (after time)
Probably something like 0.5% of maybe 40 or 50% of the actual figure.
Probably. I'm not actually sure. Guessing. I suppose it's like being employed. The ones doing the work always make the least. The company owners are the guys reaping in the big bucks.
And I agree with you Eagle. In the context that we do the leg work. No issue with supporting Hubpages. A site this big simply couldn't self-support. It needs a revenue.
But why those that work more can't make more is beyond me. That's life huh? *shrugs*
Hey EK, I feel your pain, lol, I guess we'd all like more money.
I'll have a go at answering your question to the best of my knowledge, although I can't guarantee it to be entirely correct.
(1) Nobody knows exactly how much Google take as their share of the ad revenue, this is just another one of their many well kept secrets, but yes, chances are it's substantially more than you/we make per click.
(2) Hubpages take 40% (to your 60%) of the ad impressions rather than 40% of the ad revenue, meaning that essentially they make (per click) the same as you do per click from your hubs, 60% of the time you get the money, 40% of the time they do, depending on whether yours or HP's ads are showing at the time of the click.
In fairness to the whole HP model building a website can be a whole lot of work and sacrificing that 40% to be able to concentrate on pure writing (for me) actually isn't too bad a trade off, although if you do have the skills and the time to be able to develop and market a successful website/blog then it can be worth the time to go for the 100%. I make more elsewhere, but then I spent a hell of a lot more time elsewhere, and my thinking is that had I spent all that time just writing pure articles here, I'd probably be making more.
Just my thoughts on this.
Amazon get 96 %.........farrrrrrrrk!!
Google ,probably similar
Damn thats so exploitive.
Hubpages is a great place to learn and publish ,I agree,but there just must be another way to make a better buck..
I understand some write for enjoyment ,I did once ,then relised wait ,if such n such hub has the earning potetial of say $85, something aint right ( for me ) here...
Thanks for your thoughts guys n frogettes...
That's not a 96% profit margin though, they actually have to buy the products, ship them, maintain their store/website, pay staff wages, etc. etc.
Not that I'm defending them, nah, hand over the money Amazon, stingy scumbags!
That is correct. Though not about the shipping bit, that's added on at the end of the sale.
But it's something to remember, an Associate gets around 4% (or more depending on how many items they've sold in that month) but it's of the product price, we don't factor in the cost of delivery.
Adsense would be far more than 4%, but it would be less than 50%.
Fair point, Amazon takes on all the overhead, as does Hubpages.
Ok thanks guys, and perfect hearing it in plain language
Ive calmed down considerably now,
And when I grow up I definately want my own website
Oh Im sure it is hard work ,but one day maybe
Just another challenge,before dementia sets in
Nothings harder than childbirth , is it
Cept this challenge ya can change your mind,lol
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