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Hitting A Dead End

  1. michael1mars profile image61
    michael1marsposted 7 years ago

    I've been trying Adsense for a while and I don't really have any results.My issue is I need a domain and web hosting but it coasts 10$ from a credit card which I do not have.Besides backlinks,commenting on forums,linking blogs is it possible to succeed in Adsense without owning a domain or hosting it.I have like 3 blogs which isn't bringing me any results.I know I have to find an original niche I did but it's not the type to drive a lot of traffic.Any other ideas I came up with there's way too much competition.I tried Adsense to get away from all theses other scams(pyramids like ACN worst 500$ ever waisted).I think I'm hitting a dead end,I don't want to quit but all this effort is bringing me nowhere( only made like 3$).I know all the tricks driving traffic,backlinks blah blah but nothing is working I look at all thoses videos of those who succeeded in Adsense but still nothing.What am I to do?If anyone has some advice I'd like to hear it...thanks in advance

    1. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have my own domain (11 years now) and I make a few hundred times more per month off AdSense with my Hubs than my site.

  2. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    Hey michael - I see you have only posted a few hubs, and quantity can really help you. I am told it takes time and persistence, and writing good quality Hubs.

    There's lots of good info here if you cruise around the forums - check out Extreme Hub Makeover, Need Help and the Knowledge Exchange. There's lots of good help and advice available.


  3. michael1mars profile image61
    michael1marsposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the tip but the thing is I have 2 different hubs and 3 blogs so it's not just a concern of Hubpages but I get what you mean.I checked and found out hub brings you up in google really quick it might be usefull

  4. KCC Big Country profile image83
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Hey Michael....I did the ACN $500 thing too, years ago...I saw it work for lots of people, I just wasn't one of them.

    I had a website I was trying to salvage from another project my husband started and lost interest in, so it was on shaky ground from the get-go, but I stayed with it for a year to satisfy all the contractual parts of the deal.  I made zilch on the website, but here, I'm making a monthly income now after only being here just over a year.  I get to write about whatever I want.   Seriously, if you give HubPages a chance and publish a solid 30 quality, well-researched hubs, you'll start to see some results.

  5. spease profile image84
    speaseposted 7 years ago

    I agree. I don't have as many as the others that posted here.  I have just started to see more now.  I have had more in the last week than the rest of the time I have been here. Set a long term goal and go for it.  Mine is to be making decent money in a year and have over 100 hubs.  I think it's more likely here than anywhere else I've seen.

  6. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Michael, it can take a lot longer than 3 months - so don't quit yet.  And it can take more than a few Hubs (unless you hit on one that's particularly popular search-wise) - so keep writing Hubs.  If you don't want to/can't wait months for earnings that seem worthwhile to show up, you may want to look at other ways to earn more immediate money; but continuing to write and spend a little time on HubPages (which doesn't have to take much time each day) can be worth it in the long-run.  If you know the tricks and techniques when it comes to SEO, keywords, promoting, etc. you're ahead of the game.  Many people on here will tell you that they're glad they didn't get discouraged at three months.

    When I first signed up I didn't quite know what HubPages "was about", but I enjoy writing; so I just wrote.  I didn't know if I'd earn anything or not, but since I enjoy writing I figured, "No skin off my nose" to write when I felt like writing.   The first few months of earnings were "piggy bank money" (and a five-year-old's piggy bank at that).  Earnings picked up between three months and (I think) eight months, and I've been paid monthly since then (only writing Hubs when I'm in the mood to).  A lot of people have similar experiences.  Some, who put in the right kind of effort, earn faster.

  7. KevCC profile image39
    KevCCposted 7 years ago

    Hi Michael,
    as the others say don't give up. I know you say your not a beginner but if you want some sound advice from a guy who earns a fortune with free blogs check this out http://makemoneyforbeginners.blogspot.com/ The guys called Grizzly  and he's well respected.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Grizzly knows his stuff alright, but it may take a while to learn how to stuff keywords and get away with it like Grizzly does. smile

      1. cally2 profile image60
        cally2posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        yeah I struggle with stuffing the keywords the way he does. But he does know his niches and apparently makes good money at it.

  8. michael1mars profile image61
    michael1marsposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the tips

  9. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    Michael, I can confirm it takes time to get started earning a decent amount with Adsense - or any other method of monetizing a blog. 

    Most people find they earn little or nothing in their first two or three months on HubPages, regardless of how much they write (there are a few notable exceptions who have either lucked into great niches, or have done a lot of hard work in a short time on SEO etc, or both).  Patience is the key.

    Same goes for blogs - a good niche will get you so far, but Google also rewards age, and there's not much you can do about that except wait.  I have a flamenco blog and was seriously considering not renewing the domain name when it came up.  Lo and behold, just two weeks before expiry, it suddenly started getting traffic.  Now it's getting as much readership as my belly dance site. 

    However I'm guessing you also have a lot to learn about making money online. For instance, I notice you haven't done some elementary things like writing your HubPages profile and including links to your blogs.