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Yes it works. But you have to work - to make it work :)

  1. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Having only joining this two days ago, all I can say is ... it works.

    I'm too tired to work out the whys etc, I just know that it does. My traffic has already doubled (more than) and that is, I presume, the point.

    I never was a hubber that had a thousand views per day but perhaps that's achievable now. Hopefully, a year or two down the line, between writing here, and elsewhere to strengthen the authority of what I write, I can finally have a home again.

    My impetus for doing this. Not that I'm assuming I'll gain enough to buy a mansion. But something to put towards renting a (very) small apartment and start again would be very nice smile

    So - although this may be a pain in the arse for many, due to the increased hub output, I'm sure that many of us have very valid reasons for typing 'til our eyes bleed/blur/go blind.

    And if you're simply doing this because you want to - I still take my hat off to you. It's an awful lot of graft.

    Still - as I said at the beginning of my whitterings, the purpose for the 30 day doodah works. I'm more than pleasantly surprised smile smile

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Just keep chipping away. I'm still doing about one hub per day (though on secondary account/s) and once I sort out a few things I'm working on (offline projects) I'll be throwing myself into another 30 Day Hub Challenge.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    You bet it works. Writing one hub a day, more than that if you can, really does bring in the money. Yesterday I had orders for 18 items on Amazon. And that's not my biggest day. And all the little days are starting to add up too.

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      dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      but, you have really good sellable info.
      ebay and amazon dont want me. I just complain.  sad

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        Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The limited affiliate options is one of the real weak spots of Hubpages. Have to admit that I'm working on other non-hubs projects everyday, because of that.

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          dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          all Im saying is, you work hard, and know your stuff, and thats good that you are getting results.  smile

    2. valeriebelew profile image82
      valeriebelewposted 7 years ago in reply to this
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    dennisemattposted 7 years ago

    start again?
    'sup?
    you got money from 30 hubs?
    GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Aqua profile image81
    Aquaposted 7 years ago

    You seem to do very well on Amazon Nelle - Congrats! I think you are the exception rather than the rule.

  5. Aqua profile image81
    Aquaposted 7 years ago

    Oh, and Congrats Frog - it's nice to read about your success!

  6. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Nelle - one thing I've never done is the Amazon stuff. I must look into that. And the hows and whys of it.

    Good to know that you've got it pegged though!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    Frogdropping, good luck on your new apartment. My hubs earnings are going towards a new car. (New car for me is about 50,000 miles and several years old.)

    1. frogdropping profile image85
      frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nelle I had to read that twice! I thought you'd said your new car was 50k. My jaw dropped. As in 'oh my goodness she earns that much?!' yikes

      And thankyou - same to you. New home, new wheels. We'll get there!

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    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    You 2 girls have inspired me again because my earnings have just nosedived despite my keyword research and picking medical hubs, in the last week I have made only about 3 dollars.

    Now I know a lot of the older hubbers as in here over 2 years are doing well but hubbers like you 2 ladies joined about the same time as me so if I am not being rude is anyone around the 4-6 month mark as a member earning enough to cash out each month, thanks !

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes I've gotten a Google payout monthly from hubs since my second month. Amazon has been totally amazing!!!!! The medical category is really competitive - especially cancer. I just pick out high volume words and products. I target products not adsense.

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        badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Jeeez well done, deff gonna rethink my tactics again. Oh btw I am actually changing my car on Wed to exactly a 7 year old car as the one I have now has lasted me 7 years. Deff the way to go plus its much cheaper, cheers for yer reply !

  9. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    BC - I didn't earn a bean April/May. Then June came round and I made some.

    July I made the same. Then I hit the amount I'd made in the whole of July yesterday, ten days still left in the month, plus factor in that for 10 days of August it was a big fat zero.

    However, I saw others having the same problem and realised that holiday season had kicked in. So this month has only been across 9 days.

    Anyway, I reckoned maybe October or so for me. Then I discovered that what I'd earned in June has gone. I don't know where, just that it's vanished. Just my luck big_smile

    And so, the short version of my waffling is: writing hubs pays if you do the typing bit wink

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think June spoiled me as I made just over 90 dollars in that one month but all from one hub and then it just nosedived. I gotta admit i have been lazy and I think starting from tomorrow I need to start writing again. Am glad you are doing well, you deff put the work in !

      1. frogdropping profile image85
        frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That's a shame BC, about 'since June'. No idea why but I guess it happens. And I do have a very big motivator ... not having a place to call home helps wink

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          badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I may not have a home myself moi friend shortly, I am as you know well into a seperation so moi house could have a " For Sale " sign banged up anytime !

          1. frogdropping profile image85
            frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Unlucky sad

            My husband kept all. It was a lot of 'all' too. I simply walked away. It was the safest thing to do.

            Though my solitor went bald/grey/nuclear. But he wasn't having to run away smile

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              badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I don't really care though as there is good equity on the house but hey she actually decided to break up 4 months after I had the heart attack, nice timing doncha think. See thats the thing about a website, people see the guy who acts the fool, they dont see the fool behind the mask but hey we all have our problems and mine are nothing compared to others. And that I promise you is the last time I put my private life on the site smile

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                pgrundyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                OMG I'm sorry you are going through that. So that is where you get your big heart. Broken ones are always bigger.

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                  badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Its the just waiting that is the worst, every month I wait for that solicitors letter but I think because of the recession and fall of house prices in the UK she is waiting until the house prices rise again. Meanwhile i live in a home were I cant do improvements or anything because I may not be in it in 3 years from now. But I will never lose my sense of humor ever !

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    I am tearing up for the two of you.

    But frogdropping, I get you. Safety before all else.

    1. frogdropping profile image85
      frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nelle - thankyou but I'm fine and well. Honest, no regrets, I'm happy, I'm getting 'there' smile



      Thankyou - I am and I will. I'll possibly just carry on regardless. Perhaps I can shift the backlog I've got anyway, plus a few extra I've been writing since Wednesday, will add up to ... a lot.

      @BC - hey no one's a fool. I think you're quite the character and far from being a fool. Just an irish laddie that gets in his cup then shares his cup with ... us. You're doing fine. And I won't tell ye mammie wink

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    pgrundyposted 7 years ago

    My partner Bill and I went through similar horrendous divorces--me at 48 and him at 53. We both lost everything, and not just that, we got stuck with HORRENDOUS debt run up by abusive spouses. We're going into six years together now and we haven't got a pot to piss in but we are so happy. Honestly, it will get better for you. Something better will come in its place. I've seen it happen too many times to doubt it.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Me and my wife started with nothing.

      And we're still got most of it left.

      1. frogdropping profile image85
        frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ah, that's good to hear darkside. I have a whole lot of nothing.

        How blessed am I wink

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          badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          In my fav Movie " Cool Hand Luke " Luke came out with that great saying after winning a card game with a nothing hand " Sometimes nothing is a real cool hand ", so true.

          Goodnight folks !

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        pgrundyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL! I love that. big_smile

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Money is nothing without someone to share it, you have deff made me feel a lot better tonight and I have been thinking of getting out and hopefully meeting someone that will care and just be happy. I am happy things turned out good for you and if I was happy with someone the house could be hers. See I told you that yer pic made yer readers relate to you didnt I, and I thank you for your kind words, they are appreciated and they helped. I think tomorrow I am going to put my real pic up and be myself. Life deff is strange, the Moody Blues sure had that worked out smile

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        Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        (The recent one your daughter took?) And I think that will be a great beginning to a new life and new success. Wishing you well.

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          badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah that one, jeeez methinks I have ruined my pirate image tonight but sure such is life. Thanks Nelle and you PG, I am off to bed, you hub ladies are deff the best !

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        pgrundyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You should! Johnny Depp's got nothing on you. smile

  12. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Have a good one BC smile And thanks guys. I feel fine. I have ... lots of nada tongue

  13. Plants and Oils profile image96
    Plants and Oilsposted 7 years ago

    Good for you, frog!

    1. RedElf profile image85
      RedElfposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I came hear to learn about making money, and instead got a lot of hearts and flowers! wink ...and it did my heart good, I must say. Right now I am trying to sort out my new life, and the boxes of stuff I brought from the old one - left the house too, LOL. Grand to know that others have made it through - doesn't feel probable some days!
      smile

  14. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Hey Red Elf smile

    You another that fell foul of love and life? If so - me too. Though I'm not through it. I'm still paddling big_smile

  15. valeriebelew profile image82
    valeriebelewposted 7 years ago

    I have only been doing this for six days, and I can see how it could add up, as my posts are increasing daily in readers.  What I am confused about, is when do you start seeing at least a little bit, like cents even, of money.  My earnings continue to show 0, and while it may take a while, I want to make sure I have done everything right to get paid.  The affiliate thing says my googlesense is active, but not even one cent is showing for earnings.  Do earnings not show at all until you reach $10 or what.  I wouldn't expect to have made much with only six hubs and six days doing this, but a few cents would at least allow me to feel secure that I have done everything right and that it is just a matter of time.  Any assistence with info would be greatly appreciated, as I don't want to waste time not earning anything because of some computer thing I was supposed to do and didn't know to do.  Help!  Please.  Valerie

  16. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Valerie - the adsense stuff differs. Some appear to be here a week or so and start seeing a little money, others months.

    It's part luck, part hard work and a whole bunch of other stuff. Unique and/or original content. Finding a good topic to write about. Presenting your articles in a reader friendly and attractive layout.

    Mostly, you just need to write and be patient. It will come, sooner or later - in the meantime - write. And there's lots of info kicking around the site. Many hubbers have written articles about how to write hubs and how it works and why.

    Go read some of the top hubbers stuff, look at how they present their hubs and so on. It's a learning process and it gets easier as you go along smile

    and welcome to hubpages by the way big_smile

 
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