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Zero Earnings from Hubs

  1. nick071438 profile image55
    nick071438posted 7 years ago

    I joined hubpages some 8 months ago and have already published 37 hubs but up to this writing, I haven't earned a single centavo.  I am old.  I am a normal human being like you.  I need money too like you.  Whenever I read and hear a hubber shouting to the world he already earned 100 dollars, my emotion is carried and I envy him, hence my airing this view. What can and what will I do?  Do help me fellow hubbers.  Share with me your ideas, tips and techniques. etc which will help me as guide so I can even only earn a little from my hubs to make my remaining days happy.  I earnestly invite you to even glance at my hubs st:

    nick071438 on hubpages

    Thank you.

    1. stuff4you profile image43
      stuff4youposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Don't expect to make a living off of Hub Pages. I think its good for traffic to your other sites, blogs, etc rather than for making money directly off of it.

  2. Ronaldos profile image80
    Ronaldosposted 7 years ago

    Do you have a adsense account? Did you copy your publisher ID to your Hubpage account? Sounds really impossible to me, unless you haven't pasted your id. Surely your impressions houldve generated a few cents by now. Go check that out and let me know.

    1. nick071438 profile image55
      nick071438posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ANS.:  I'll have my reply perhaps in a matter of days.  I'll still have to study and learn what adsense account you're talking about.  Thank you for your concern.  Do tell me more for my hubs to earn money fast.

      1. futurenetads profile image59
        futurenetadsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        How many visitors getting u daily

  3. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    full of problems today aren't you... first it is your penis now this,,,,,, i will look at your hubs

    1. Ronaldos profile image80
      Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL Whooooooooooooooooo Brenda ina bad moooood

    2. Cranoo profile image61
      Cranooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Brenda's got a baby but Brenda's barely got a brain
      Damn the girl can hardly spell her name
      That's not our problem that's up to Brenda's fami-ly
      Well let me tell you how it affects our whole community!

      LOLOL

      Tell me who sings that song, it's a famous rapper who died years ago. It's about a 12 year old girl who got raped by her uncle and had a baby in the toilet and put the new baby in the bin. (True story)

    3. profile image0
      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      His penis? WTF?

      1. Helen Cater profile image71
        Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ha ha Brenda has a wicked sense of humour.

  4. Ronaldos profile image80
    Ronaldosposted 7 years ago

    Play nice now Brenda !

  5. nick071438 profile image55
    nick071438posted 7 years ago

    Come on, Brenda, do take a look at my hubs and tell me what's wrong with them.  I'll be waiting for your succor night and day.

  6. Ronaldos profile image80
    Ronaldosposted 7 years ago

    So i take it you dont have an adsense account then? That way youwill NOT make anything. No matter how much you write. Wait for your reply, get your publisher ID and paste it into your Hubpage account. There you go. That's the only way !

  7. Cranoo profile image61
    Cranooposted 7 years ago

    Also, make sure you write your own stuff. Don't copy&paste.

    It takes a while to start earning but if you stick at it - it can really work out for you.

    Sorry for double post

    - Cranoo

  8. Mrvoodoo profile image61
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    Click on 'my account' at the top of HP, then click on 'affiliate settings' option under the title 'your account'.  If the boxes that say 'affiliate code' next to each of the options there are empty (especially the Google one) that'll be why you're not making any money, because you haven't signed up to any of the money making programs.

    Click on the blue links under the title 'check your earnings' and try signing up to some programs.

  9. lrohner profile image86
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    What they said -- if you didn't sign up for an AdSense account, you're not going to make a centavo.

    Second, the topics you're writing on aren't helping. They're pretty much just recaps of news stories. Take a look at the ads being shown. If I'm reading a news story about a confessed female rape organizer, I doubt I'm going to want to click on ads about hot sexy Indian actresses.

    1. Ronaldos profile image80
      Ronaldosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL

    2. Hoop-A-Joo profile image60
      Hoop-A-Jooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Instead of just reporting facts about the news, write what you thought of that event or topic in your own word.  I read couple of your hub but it is just dry fact reporting.  And what is Courtesy of the Internet? If you got source from certain page, or site use quote then write about what you think, or opinion about that event, etc.  Just my 2 cent.

      1. nick071438 profile image55
        nick071438posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think your assessment is quite sound,  I'll try to follow it.  Thank you, Hoop-A-Joo.

  10. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    nick071438, HubPages doesn't pay any of us any money.

    We all earn money by signing up for Adsense. If you haven't signed up for Adsense and pasted your Adsense code into Hubpages, it's impossible to earn anything.

    So you need to learn how to do that first.  All the information is here on HubPages, in the Help information and numerous Hubs.

    1. nick071438 profile image55
      nick071438posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This is to inform you that you've helped increase my level of understanding about adsense and how to earn money in hubpages.  Marisa, thank you.

  11. rumbling profile image26
    rumblingposted 7 years ago

    Well if you haven't added your Adsense publisher id then you want be earning anything at all and even if you do enter your id I don't think you will earn much because most of your hubs are just news stories

    1. nick071438 profile image55
      nick071438posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Re Adsense publisher ID, I've already implemented it and so with other requirements.  Thankv you, rumbling.

  12. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    nick, there are a lot of Hubbers on here who are "over a certain age".  smile   I took a quick look at some of your Hubs, and some of them look like they have the kind of titles someone may search for, but some (like some of mine) have titles that may not necessarily be what people will first think of if they search. 

    Based on what I saw of the few Hubs I looked at, though, I can't imagine you would not  have earned even a cent in eight months with them.  Like others on here, I'm wondering if you either have not signed up with Google Ad Sense (for content) and/or if you haven't entered your code where it needs to be entered.

    1. nick071438 profile image55
      nick071438posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Don't you worry, Lisa HW , I'm now okay and have implemented requirements pertinent to earning online money through adsense.  Thank you for taking a look at some of my hubs.

  13. wrenfrost56 profile image81
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    I thought it sounded a little odd, being a hubber for 8 months and 36 hubs and not making any money? But if you haven't got an active adsence account then thats why. Good luck  big_smile

    1. nick071438 profile image55
      nick071438posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I wish to thank you ALL for taking sincere and genuine concern in this particular issue of mine.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I'm now proud to tell you that I've considered your comments and suggestions which have prodded me to work harder.  Now my estimated adsense total earnings is  $82.61,  I'm happy.

      1. KristenGrace profile image60
        KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Congratulations on those earnings!  I'm new here compared to you, and I can't wait to receive my first payout, too smile

        1. nick071438 profile image55
          nick071438posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Welcome to hubpages, KristenGrace.  I know you've the gift.  Just add more focus, patience, determination and you'll have your share of the pie.  Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

          1. KristenGrace profile image60
            KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks for the welcome!

  14. nick071438 profile image55
    nick071438posted 6 years ago

    At this point in time, I wish once more to say thank you to all who participated and offered useful insights regarding the problem I've posted at the start of this issue.

    After joining hubpages for over 2 years now, I'm proud to let fellow hubbers and hubpages readers and visitors know that I've received my first check in the amount of $US 100.93 for my earnings as part of the Google Adsense Program last Monday, May 16, about 11.30 a.m through our local post office.  That- without their wholehearted support and help- I would not realize the said payment.  Thank you.

    My happiness knows no bound in the sense that I was able to break hubpages despite the limited knowledge I learned as I go on signing on and off the computer year in year out.

    Hubpages to me is too strict.  I realized their policy is good.
    They want hubbers to follow their guidelines for the good of the website and for the hubbers as well.  One particular example I can cite is they don't want pixelated pictures or videos with watermark to go with our hubs.  They'll demand that you either delete or change them.   

    I hope and pray to live up to their standards.

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
      Mrvoodooposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations.  It's nice to hear of a genuinely nice outcome.

      Best wishes for your continued success.

      1. nick071438 profile image55
        nick071438posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Mrvoodoo for the compliment.  Best regards.

  15. Mikeydoes profile image79
    Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago

    Congrats. Glad you are happy. Remember there is plenty more money out there to be made!

    1. nick071438 profile image55
      nick071438posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree there's plenty of money out there for all of us if we persevere.  Thank you Mikey...for the compliments.

  16. Rosie2010 profile image84
    Rosie2010posted 6 years ago

    Congratulations, Nick!!!  I'm very happy for you.  I was not here 2 years ago, but I'm glad you persevered and now you got your first cheque.. that's awesome!  I just crossed the payout threshold on Adsense, so I will be getting my first cheque from Adsense, too.  I'm sure I will be as happy as you.  Well, I'm ecstatic now.  Again, congrats and I wish you more paycheques in the future here in Hubpages.

    1. nick071438 profile image55
      nick071438posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations, too, Rosie2010 for reaching the Adsense payout threshold.  I'm pretty sure, its arrival will make so happy to know that it's a well-earned money.

  17. Richieb799 profile image61
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    I was getting a nice payment from Adsense into my bank account every month except last month after Panda hit, but earnings and traffic have resumed this week and I am on course for a nice payout end of June. However it is a little slow today because of the weekend

    1. nick071438 profile image55
      nick071438posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am all praise for you.  What I understand is that you've got super-quality hubs the earned you monthly payouts.  I hope fellow hubbers can achieve same blessings you've enjoyed.  Thanks Richieb799 for sharing your success.

  18. QuackQuackWriter profile image59
    QuackQuackWriterposted 6 years ago

    Hope, you continue to recieve  payments.

    1. nick071438 profile image55
      nick071438posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm very hopeful, Quack...especially the hubpages ad program.

  19. quotations profile image91
    quotationsposted 6 years ago

    Hi nick071438,

    I took a look at your hubs and I was impressed by the wide range of topics you write about. You obviously have an inquisitive mind.

    I can think of a few reasons why you might not have earned anything. First, as others have said - make sure that you actually have your adsense code added to your account. Just because you see adsense ads on your hub does not mean that your account is properly set up. If you do not have your adsense account set up properly, hubpages will display its own code.

    Once you eliminate that possibility, are you getting decent traffic? You earn money from Adsense only when someone clicks on an ad, and only a small percentage of total visitors will click. You need to have a fairly high amount of traffic in order to get a few clicks.

    Also, I noticed that many of your hubs focus on issues relevant to Filipinos. Nothing wrong with that, but do most Filipinos search the web in English or do they use Tagalog or Spanish? If so, perhaps your hubs are not reaching your target audience. For better revenues, you may want to publish hubs of greater interest to people in the USA or Canada since ads targeted at people in these countries attract the best rates.

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nick said that after implementing the suggestions from this thread he's now earned over $100 from Adsense.

      1. nick071438 profile image55
        nick071438posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, that's true, WryLilt, but I earned it for more than a couple of years.  The help from you and the community are inspiring.

    2. nick071438 profile image55
      nick071438posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I read your post through and through and have considered all points beneficial.  I"ll try to be guided by them so I can increase my harvest of $.  Best regards and thank you quotations.

  20. Sarah ashely profile image60
    Sarah ashelyposted 6 years ago

    best of luck.next time try.hope so u will earn

    1. nick071438 profile image55
      nick071438posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the visit Sarah and for leaving a nice compliment.

  21. downpourofwords profile image60
    downpourofwordsposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations. When i read the beginning of this thread, I was shocked to see that you hadn't earned a penny from 8 months out of 34 hubs. that's crazy. I am 12 days old into hubpages and i made my first cent 4 days back. Good to see you earning more now. Good luck in future too.

    1. psf profile image80
      psfposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      when nick071438 was at "8 months and 34 hubs", I think he was not enabled any hubpages ads or AdSense program, hence could not make a cent.

      Sharing this kind of experiences is really good for new hubbers like me, and also a good lesson that before jumping to write and publish, what are all the things we should be aware of.

      Between, congrats nick

      1. nick071438 profile image55
        nick071438posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, psf, look before you leap.  I mean If you want to earn a little from your writings, do what my helpers have advised.  They're gospel truth..  In short, accomplish requirements 100% then write topics that are allowed by hubpages.  They're quite strict.  But I consider their policies good and constructive.  You'll not get lost.  Helps and instructions are complete Just look them up.  Thanks for commenting, psf.

    2. nick071438 profile image55
      nick071438posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you.  Let's hope there will be huge downpour of adsense money for all of us in the near future.

  22. TheOnlineBlogger profile image59
    TheOnlineBloggerposted 6 years ago

    congrats nick! pray for me to receive my first check too wink

  23. nick071438 profile image55
    nick071438posted 6 years ago

    Dear God:  Please hasten release of TheOnlineBlogger first payout.  Let's make him happy like I do.

  24. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    Earnings from hubs more and more becoming a subject to praying...

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image80
      IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree.  Thought you were leaving. So you decided to stay or are you still leaving?

      1. Misha profile image76
        Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, I am gone - or almost gone. I removed everything on all my accounts, except for pure backlinking hubs and those that still make some money, and stopped promoting all my hubs. As soon as they stop performing I will remove them, too. This place as we knew it is over. smile

        1. lexindica profile image60
          lexindicaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Remember this, only a place like Hubpages that can allow you so much liberty. And, I would like to ask you to visit this place again about six months later. I am going to astonish you with the number of views that I am going to get here and associated adsense earing. LEAVE MISHA, you are now one of the worst irritations here.

    2. lexindica profile image60
      lexindicaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Today, I devoted so much time on Hubpages. Blogs, newsletters, forums, and related hubs. I also read one of your interviews, Mr. Misha, where the interviewer from the Hubpages added something more and advised readers to don't attempt the mud of 'black hat SEOs' as you were advising. You always did the same Misha. It is people like you because of whom the Hubpages has lost its potential. I am not a prolific writer, and just last December I added an adsense account here, but my articles visits have been skyrocketed since Panda Update even though I know how poorly I can write. Though not authoritatively written, but better than what other website has to offer in my niche areas, my articles on education have got lots of views after Panda. People like Misha has ruined Hubpages.

      P.S. I would ask suggestion about adding images of my comparative page views after Panda Update and before Panda update to show the facts in figures.

      1. Susana S profile image92
        Susana Sposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think you have things a bit muddled. For one Misha doesn't do black hat, he gets links to his pages, which anyone who earns online will tell you is necessary to rank for anything moderately competitive. Hubpages has not been harmed but helped by people like Misha because all of those backlinks help everyone else's rankings too.

        The harm has come from the thousands of spam, spun and duplicate articles on here and the failure of HubPages to stop that successfully. You are pointing your finger in the wrong direction.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Misha uses paid backlinking services extensively to get thousands of links, which some people would call black hat.   

          I do agree, though, that it's not harming HubPages.   I've tried paid backlinking networks and never been able to stick with them, because the sight of thousands of garbage blogs makes me puke.  But the sad fact is, those splogs have page rank,which just shows how useless Google's "quality measures" are.  And if Google gives them page rank, it clearly isn't going to regard the links as bad either.

  25. IntimatEvolution profile image80
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    Yep!  It makes sad.  I don't see it changing until the replace some of the help/staff.

    1. Misha profile image76
      Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Fish rots from the head down, doesn't it? smile

      1. earnestshub profile image89
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Good observation Misha. If a company has troubles it starts at the top, which is why CEOs get paid so well. They are liable for a companies activities. smile

        1. Misha profile image76
          Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          True dat Ernest smile

  26. waynet profile image48
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    Get used to it Nicko....the very idea of earning from hubpages just seems a distant thought right now what with everything going on in the world of Goggle eyed search engines.

    Maybe tomorrow I wanna settle down, until tomorrow, just keep movin on.........

  27. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    It's sad that quality hubs get less views than poorly written ones.

    1. lexindica profile image60
      lexindicaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Dude, quality is subjective. Only thing that matters is your competitors. If you are writing better than them then certainly you are adding quality to the internet. I read two of your hubs, and honestly, you are a genius. Keep it up. If you have got hit by Panda then your resentment is OK. But, if Misha, whose articles are really fake other than propagating 'black hat SEO techniques, is complaining about this Panda then that hurts. PEACE.

  28. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    I do not feel any resentment...

    And...I'm not a dude...

  29. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    Wishing the best to you (and continued earnings), Nick.  Nice to see another "long-term Hubber" (couple of years or more on here) still on HubPages.  smile

    1. nick071438 profile image55
      nick071438posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Lisa HW, for your sincere and prompt reply, all I can say is:  "Thank you!"  Wish you happiness, too.

  30. GmaGoldie profile image87
    GmaGoldieposted 5 years ago

    Nick071438,

    Great work - the ones who persevere are the winners. It took me several valleys before my payouts were decent. Just March 20th I somehow was blessed by Google and my daily earnings have quadrupled. I am praying that this sudden rise doesn't become a sudden fall.

    I love this forum and enjoy the challenge of making each hub the best. I just wish my learning curve were shorter - oh, my goodness, did I take the long course - adding capsules, deleting capsules and finally I think I have the SEO working and I might even know what I am doing!

    So glad you are here and congratulations on your hard work and hanging in here with us.

 
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