I have only been a member of HubPages for 5 weeks, and already I have made close to $1,000. I know that this is not exceptional for some Hubbers, except I only have 13 hubs, I am not an internet marketing guru, and my hubs are not that exceptional or keyword optimized. In fact, the only thing that I do with my keywords is use the suggested tags (EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM) that HubPages gives me. Furthermore, my total hub views in the last 30 days is only around 700. That averages more than $1 for every person who has ever seen my hub, which obviously is not possible. The way I made my money was by maximizing my content exposure through other mediums. Keep reading...
I really believe that I have figured out a legitimate way to make substantial sums of money with HubPages with a little work and ingenuity.
Originally, I thought about writing some kind of ebook on how to do exactly what I did, but in the spirit of HubPages, I think I will just write a series of Hubs on how to replicate my success. However, there aren't many people that read my hubs on a daily basis, and I want everyone to be able to have the success that I have. Therefore, I would like to start a new 30 day challenge that I call the minimalist approach, and show everyone how to maximize 10 or so hubs to earn as much money as possible. I just don't know how to make the challenge official or anything like that.
Does anyone have any advice on how I can start a HubPages challenge/seminar and maximize the number of people who can participate? I have never used the forums before, but I'll admit that I do troll them from time to time, and I like the community participation. I would really like it if I either had fans or a featured hub to tell the world about how to replicate my success - I'm just not sure how to get there yet. Thanks, and I hope this interests a few of you!
I'd love to learn how to do this, I'm exceptional at writing, and I'm pretty knowledgeable. I enjoy writing articles just for the sole purpose of informing people, I love to contribute. But it would be VERY nice to make money off of doing this.
exceptional... Id like to learn how to optimize a few hubs... I have been plodding away.
I don't believe you. You made that much off of those few words? Ha-ha-ha-ha! Welcome to the fantasy of forums...fun-fun!
What does that last sentence mean, in plain English?
I think he/she meant that these feign claims should be picked up by the community and spread on the homepage, so he/she can actually have a chance at making money as opposed to resorting to fake actualities in the self-fabricated "fantasy forum section" that falsely speaks about his/her imaginary monetary gains.
LOL. And there's me thinking it was some sort of pyramid selling thingy.
LOL! This thread is a joke via OP, nonetheless. Ha-ha! To think this individual actually fooled some of these people; how sad...
Include me in those who are "fooled."
I do believe it.
I have seen a similar method work exactly like this. Articles can be spun properly, and the web exposure sure does bring in paying traffic.
Try not to be too cynical. My daughter built a subscriber list of 27,000 subscribers in 4 months, that has now just topped 47,000.
She was called a liar by an associate too until he saw the payments in her account. Different deal to this, but just sayin it can be done, and I for one would like to know how in this case.
I know spam tactics often work temporarily, or longer - if dedicated & relentless, that is, if you like lowering yourself to such levels. Even if it is true, the "guru" didn't make that money off of hubs and/or via HubPages in that short amount of time and with that low amount of page views.
If the "guru" is out spinning crap all over the web and has devoted the time and effort for black hat SEO, I hope he/she is making more than that!
I guess it depends on if you have a fetish for combatting BS with BS. On this particular claim, even though I haven't seen the e-book promo yet, I'm still skeptical. Plus, outside of making money, do you enjoy reading the ad-infested hogwash that is often found on the web by so-called "money making gurus?"
Com'on Earnest, make us some damned money, ya?
To the OP: Apply sunscreen, when ya go outside - ya know, since it has been awhile. Ha-ha!
Love the comment on gurus! I got so mad about them I wrote a ditty about their lies as a hub!
Interestingly my daughter has some of the best unsolicited testimonials I have seen on the Internet, so her money is earned with good writing (something I wish I could do!) and integrity.
She over delivers and understates.
Another point is despite all the guru Bullsh*t on the net, she bought 3 pdf files (like ebooks) for about $150 dollars, followed the instructions to the letter and hey presto! 2.5k a week off one product within weeks!
The problem with advice is the same as for gold prospecting. Too much dirt in the mix! You really do have to be cynical.
The OP does not use article spinner software, he does it the honest old fashioned way, putting related snippets up over a broad range of vehicles. I reckon it should work.
I understand your bias towards your daughter's success, but the OP's manual spin is still hogwash, no? If not, what, if anything, has been brought out in an original format? Personally, I find the whole thing sickening, just like corporate America!
Okay, chiming in here . . . I read the Hubs of howtoguru and one of his approaches was spending 40 hrs per week linking on sites like Red Gage and She Told Me . . . I have 2 Hubs that generate from $ 2.00 to $ 3.30 per click. They're business Hubs and it's a competitive field. So if I promoted them like crazy . . . dramatically increasing the page views . . . then I could do well on just a small set of Hubs.
Do you mean 1000.00 or 1.00?
Are you dead serious?
Hi, I'm going to assume you're serious here...
I think you should wait and get some feedback from folks to make sure all goes well for you before you go all out with that.
Have you gotten a payment from AdSense yet? When you reach payout with AdSense the first time, you may get a manual review. Some people don't pass that.
You mention you don't have much marketing experience. There is the chance that your marketing technique is frowned on by Google.
It may be fine. But judging by forum threads like this one:
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/A … &hl=en
and pages like this one:
http://www.google.com/support/webmaster … swer=66359
bad things can happen (such as smart pricing, de-indexing, even banning) if Google doesn't consider it all on the up-and-up.
I'm not saying you're doing anything not good. I have no idea.
But I think you should start marketing your "system" only once you're fairly sure there won't be a fallout because of - possibly - low-quality backlinks, similar articles, and such. If the content you're producing isn't high quality and valuable, it may have only a short lifespan. That is, it may "fool" Google until the pages get vetted by human reviewers.
Good luck with your endeavors and welcome to HubPages.
I would like to add that I have seen on my own web sites in the server logs web pages that are admin access controlled on google.com that I have got hits from that bviously a real human reviewer was using.
If you hit top ten on Google someone just may come to take a look and manually tweak your SERP listing. Everything is not always automated at Google.
Or maybe they were reviewing my web pages because I do use AdSense on them? I'm not sure about this. I do know they do occasionally review web pages though, although it is very rare.
you said-"my total hub views in the last 30 days is only around 700"-why the rest of the traffic stats are not shown,when one gets a referral traffic from other social networking/bookmarking sites,it must be shown in the total hub stats-and the reflection should be on your hubsscore as well as hub profile score
You can count me in on the challenge as I would love to know how to be successful here. I don't even know what the google ads thing is about so am very happy to learn if you are willing to teach. I am brand new here and am going to be writing daily.
Sunday for me is to have humour! Thank you for the humour!
evening all just started on hub pages and want to make some money has anyone got any tips for me please
I'm very new to HubPages and I don't know, but I will try your suggestion because I want to make money fast through HubPages, Squidoo, Blogger, Ezine Articles, and whatever else I can get my hands on quick. Please include me in your contest if you're still having one! I'm not posting this link just for advertising - I don't know how communication works between hubbers. My hubpage is: www.hubpages.com/hub/skaggsrv.
"I have never used the forums before, but I'll admit that I do troll them from time to time"
Are you trolling us right now?
Or did you misuse the word "troll"?
Well done howtiguru. An eCPM of $1480 must be a record or something. If I could manage that I would be rich.
When the hubpages staff have assesed and checked your earnings I am certain they will be happy to set up an official hubchallenge for you to run. And - you can count me in.
I just hope it's not another "97$ or 47$ buy my report to make money" thing.
Fantastic, very well done indeed. Look forward to reading your hubs on the subject.
I am certainly intrigued .... been here 8 months and I have 161 hubs and not making anywhere near what you claim....definitely interested in your secrets!
Thats so good I just don't believe it. Maybe I'm just a cynic, but you said yourself that over $1 per hubview just isn't possible, and I don't see how you could possibly 'maximize your content exposure' without that translating into hubviews.
Well, what all of you are saying is exactly right. I am not making over $1400 for 1000 page views, I am not setting records, and I am not nearly popular enough to be making that much money on HubPages alone. Furthermore, I am not planning on charging money or any bs like that (pardon the expression). What I am doing is legal, does not violate any TOS of any website or program, cost me no money, and is not official through HubPages alone. It would probably take me 3 hubs to explain exactly what I did, but it's a combination of social bookmarking, article spinning, etc. I have just done it in a different way than most people do using a few other revenue sharing sites (which is why I made the amount of money I did). Using my hub pages content, I have generated nearly 100,000 page views (not just the 700 here on HubPages)across several platforms. I write and publicize the content here, then try expose it in as many ways possible through social bookmarking. I don't own a blog or website either. The main thing, though, is that it took me more than 80 hours this month (about 20 per week) to maximize my content (and that is only with 12 of my 13 hubs). I can't imagine trying to maximize 100 hubs per month like the other 30 day challenges. Although I would be rich if I had that kind of time and patience. Basically, using a mathematical formula (a permutation/combination mix) I have turned my 13 original hubs into over 1,000 different unique articles that spin a great big circle around the internet, all pointing back and forth toward one another. In the next couple of weeks, I will write the how-to and see how it goes I suppose!
I am sorry. I agree with kephrira. Although I could be wrong, doesn't the individual hubscore reflect traffic and how well a hub is doing to some extent. Approximately half of your hubscores are in the 60's and half are in the 70's. I usually stay silent when I see these kinds of claims. However, if they are not true, they hurt the other Hubbers in the community because they wonder why they don't do as well, and it's disheartening and discouraging for them. On a final not, I hope you really are doing as well as you say, but I don't see how it is possible.
However, there aren't many people that read my hubs on a daily basis,
The statement of $100 earned today with AdSense along with this statement - I have to agree with you seamist.
I appreciate your criticism as well as your disbelief. Again, I did not receive all of my traffic here on HubPages. Rather, I used my HubPages account as if it were my own website, and set up multiple channels to receive income. Most of my Hubs, here, have only received maybe 20-30 views, with my best hub directly receive around 200-300 views. I'm going to write a hub or three (or more) explain what I did. I am no great author, or internet marketing whiz or anything like that, I just set myself up in a certain way to put my content on around 1,000 different pages, rather than just the 13 here on hubpages. I would be skeptical myself, and you don't have to read my hubs on how I did it if you are not interested or don't want to try. I only want to help others who had a goal to make some money on HubPages, and I'm not trying to sell anything. In fact, the only self-promotional link I may include in my hubs is one to join hubpages as my referral, which I've noticed many people do. Keep in mind, I could have made much more than 1,000 for 80 hours of work in a month if I weren't unemployed - this does not replace a day job if I had one, and I'm not getting rich - but it's certainly helping with the bills while I'm trying to balance paying off student loan debt without a 9-5 job.
Don't be sorry for having an opinion and agreeing with a skeptic, because it shows you have seen and heard it all before. I'm not trying to self promote or anything like that, I was just wondering if anyone was interested. Thanks again.
I'm not sorry for being skeptical - it's kept me out of trouble more than once! lol
The problem is with your opening statements:
I have only been a member of HubPages for 5 weeks, and already I have made close to $1,000. I know that this is not exceptional for some Hubbers, except I only have 13 hubs, I am not an internet marketing guru, and my hubs are not that exceptional or keyword optimized.
It sounds like a get rich quick scheme and those never work.
If you write the articles ... I will read them. I am curious how you get it out to 1,000 sources. :0) Go for it!
Thank You for saying this, many of mine are in the 60s and 70s, and I'm certainly not making this, yet I am new. But I do know enough about how things work to feel this would be hard to do. If it IS true, then I am definitely doing something wrong.
Ah....so some dreams DO really come true on HP....! Or is that me dreaming again.... ?
Don't get too caught up in the dreams, remember: real hubbing takes work!
noooo you don't say!! And just for a moment I thought.........
Sorry to burst your bubble....but somebody had to!!
hey! Wait a minute!!
guess I'll have to wait until next time.....
Just ask 'howtospam'...oops, I meant the OP ''howtoguru' as he/she may be able to help you with your marketing tactics. LOL!
Oh, you're just here to heckle? Hey, the 'assment' of the term 'harassment' stays, so...welcome to the land of the under-paid donkeys! Ha-ha!
Thank you for taking my post so well as it is not my intent to hurt your feelings or poke fun. If you publish the how to articles, I will certainly read them. There is always something new to learn in this business. Had I known how difficult it is to make money with article writing in the beginning, I probably would have never started, but I am in too deep now to just give up.
Ok, as soon as you mentioned Article Spinning skepticism is kicking in big time. Hope this isn’t about hyping some crap spinning software that you are affiliated to.
When he mentioned Article Spinning that was an immediate turn off for me. While it may work and be generating nice money across several web sites the final result is crappy articles reworded to appear unique.
Spun articles only pollute the internet with garbage and I won't add to the pollution in search of more money.
Well said MyWebs. As much as I could use the money, it would not be in me to do such as thing.
That said, I'm curious and will probably follow this. If we're just talking 10-12 articles, I'd "spin" them myself, up to a point.
Still hear my dad though: "If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is."
Hello everyone. I used no software, I used free services like triond, shetoldme, redgage, dofollowdigg, etc. My income is NOT JUST FROM HUBPAGES. I have maybe earned $3-4 from hubpages alone. If you multiply that across 1,000 pages, I'm earning more on HubPages than any other single source since I only made around a grand, but I did this using only my hubpages content, which I slightly worded differently each time I submitted it. I have no software, nor do I have any idea how most internet marketing works, but I just think I might have figured out a way to make some money. You know the saying put up or shut up? I'm trying to figure out how I can take a screen shot and then edit out my email address to prove my earnings. Today alone I have 33,000+ pages views, and $97.27 earnings. Again, I don't own a website, and I only have maybe 100+ views total today for any single hub. I am not a hub pages expert, and writing does take time and effort. I spent an entire month getting only 10 or so of my hubs read - I just linked everything in such a way that I was able to earn money from my hubs on many different websites. When I figure out how to blur out my email address (I know practically nothing about computers or image software, and I use a mac) on my screen shot, I will post a link to a picture somewhere and maybe that will end some of the skepticism? I'm not really sure how I'm supposed to prove this short of giving out my adsense information - which obviously I would never do.
Oh I thought you meant from Hubpages alone.
You could always use the fake adsense generator, paste a picture, and then encourage everybody to sign up to Shetoldme, Xomba, etc. through your referral links.
It just might work.
This is great. NOT! I read your hub, and did what you said, about the social bookmarking site. I submitted one hub and was redirected to join propeller, I sumitted the article, and now Propellor says it is banned for spam! Thanks for the info! My hub has now been banned for SPAM! I am flying high now, thank you for wasting my Saturday.
Faybe, man that sucks. Can you change anything? I'm lost with this area. I feel so bad for you.
I am too busy having an anxiety attack. I don't spam, I don't know what to do. I can't find a job and I need to make a few dollars I am devastated that I would lose as I write from my heart and this guy makes $1000, flaunts that and then says he's gonna show us how, I am just hurt. I am too naive for this stuff.
Faybe Bay, you mention that you can't find a job and need to make a few dollars. I suggest going over to Demand Studios. You can make a good part-time or full-time income there. They offer freelance writing, editing, QA, categorizing and other online media jobs. You have to take a test for the jobs first and there can be a waiting period, but it's worth it. I took the test in August, got the job in October, realized the money-making potential (it's actual real work unlike the subject here), got another job in addition to the one I had in March, and now I'm making enough to spend four months in a resort this winter. I also do transcription and academic surveys through Mechanical Turk (yes, most of their jobs pay low, but the transcription and academic studies pay well - in the few bucks zone anyway). Also, if you like to write for money, try Textbroker (I'm not one to write for others which is why I'm here on HubPages as I only like to write for myself.) And I'm not trying to butt into your business. You mentioned it and I just wanted to spread the info. Good luck! Kind Regards
Chill out. Propeller banned hubpages ages ago for spam. Along with a bunch of other sites..
This guy is a lying sack of doodoo in any case. He never made $1000 in a few days.
Thank you, I guess I can stop crying then. I thought I did something that would hurt all of us. I was feeling mighty stupid.
No - don't worry about it. Just remember - if it seems too good to be true.....
It is, I know,I was just trying to learn, I guess I did. I have to go back to what I know, it takes time and Rome wasn't built in a day.
No magic bullets here. Ignore anyone who says there is. You can trust - Misha, sunforged, Lissie, darkside and a few others about this stuff, but not a newbie who makes it seem easy.
Thanks Mark. I know I can trust you. I just thought my knowledge is so flawed. It looked like a time saver, but it was a time waster. What worries me is all these sites OP is supposedly submitting to, What if Hub Pages gets banned for his doing this. Is what he's doing considered Spamming?
If it is - nothing you or I can do will stop him. Read sunforged and darkside, and don't worry too much what other people are doing.
Thanks Faybe for the heads up, I don't want to be banned for being SPAM. I hate SPAM! Kind Regards
Faybe, Oh and sorry that happened to you. Kind Regards
psst: it would help if people avoided the 'reply' option here; all these looong posts are turning my money dream into a nightmare...! Besides, I'm finding it harder to rummage for those dollar bills in there....
I agree with Ryan although he won't take me to Vegas!!!!
what better way to gain views and make money than to tell others that you are making money?
that was good...
This is intriguing but sounds too good to be true. I have 58 hubs have been here 4 months and put my hubs on about 10 sites as back links, I have a website and a blog, and I havent even made enough to buy someone a cup of coffee at starbucks so for someone to only have 13 hubs and made that much money just doesnt sound right or even legal. It almost sounds like they are manipulating the system somehow and that can't be good. Im not trying to insult anyone but just sound impossible.
Ooh it sounds too good to be true. And it probably is but I'll read your how tos. Don't think I'll be leaving by clicking on your adsenses until I see if it works though. I remain sceptically open minded
I guess the screen shot is out of the picture, and I didn't know you could fake that. I haven't got much traffic from this forum post - maybe an extra 20 views today though. On the other hand, one of my Hubs was selected to be nominated as a Hub Nugget a couple hours ago, which I am honored to have been nominated for. I could really care less if I get a few extra views on HubPages from this forum post, since I think I am doing pretty well without the increased traffic. I just thought some people might like my idea more than writing 100 hubs in 30 days or one of the other challenges.
You might not like my content, but I worked pretty hard on most of my Hubs and I thought they were good, and I certainly believe that I deserve all of the money I have received from them. Again, I spent 80 hours promoting only 13 hubs.
I stated before that I would not even include referral links to websites except for my HubPages referral for non HubPages members. I thought that might be a nice perk, and I don't have any referrals on ANY of the sites I am a member of.
Thanks to those who have expressed an interest, and especially the couple of members who started to follow me. I will write my how-to hubs over the next few days on this subject, and I hope I can teach at least some people something new and help them maximize their content earnings. I will let my hubs speak for themselves from now on, and just wait UNTIL I have EARNED a little respect from my fellow hubbers and make a few friends before I attempt to start a challenge or something along those lines.
I'm not sure how to close this thread (or if that's possible).
howtoguru, Thanks for defending yourself. All across HubPages, everyone seems to be pretty nice, amazingly nice, actually. But for some reason, in the forums, I've seen more of the critical side of folks come out. And sometimes in comments too.
I am curious though how did you avoid being called SPAM on Propeller?
Personally, I think you sound sincere. That's not saying I believe you, yet, but you don't sound like a typical spammer. Still, you MAY be spamming and not realize it. If that's the case, you ARE violating TOS's all over the place.
What bothers me is that you've written several long posts here and have yet to shed any light on HOW you've made this money other than to say you are spinning your original content and posting it on the typical sites like Digg, Shetoldme, etc.
To say that you've only made, what, $3-4 on HP thru adsense in whatever time period you said is STILL more than most people make in the same time period here. Even that small amount is ... high. How? Did someone purchase a high priced product? I "sold" something thru adsense that earned me .17 cents, and it was a mid priced item. So, $3 bucks means big ticket sales.
I find it hard to believe that it would take you 3 hubs to explain HOW you've earned this much money. Just spell it out, here, now. THEN fill in the details later in a hub if you want.
You opened a door, and to close it now would be rude. You don't need your own special challenge, etc. You simply need to provide the information. At most, start a new thread titled "How I made $1000 with 13 Hubs" and put the info in you OP. It's GUARANTEED to draw in a lot of hubbers who will participate, critique, and question. That's the nature of the forums.
We're waiting. I do so respectfully, but with reasonable doubt.
Instead of talking about writing these hubs and writing long replies here, just get started on the hubs!
I'm very skeptical as well, but also curious to read those hubs. And I think writing those hubs and have other people succeed with the same tactics is the only way you could ever prove what you are saying.
Also, what does OP mean? I've seen this abbreviation been used on the forums several times now, and I have no idea what people are talking about...
Health wealth and love. You posted about wealth and their is a lot of interest. Shows just how health wealth and love can make $$$$/.
Congrats and definitely cool news worth celebrating. And what a great end to the week! All the best!
I think i'll adopt a 'wait & see' approach for now. I don't want to say anything until i read the much expected hubs you SHOULD write on this.
I'll read anything that's gonna make me that kind of cash.
I'm very anxious to see how this is done as well, been watching this forum for a few days. I'm with shetoldme, digg, RG, etc. I've been here 2 months, have 11 hubs and have made over $5 with google adsense over $3 with Amazon but have made over $100 altogether with other things that I'm doing. Plus, I've been able to help lots of people in the process, which is fantastic. I've been pretty proud of myself for just the above, so I'm anxiously waiting for your series of hubs. I did make $3 on just 1 google ad click of mine, wish that happened everyday. Lucky that day I suppose because most of my clicks are only for a few cents but that particular click was for a very high paying ad due to my keyword content. Please do publish your series of hubs, I'm very intrigued!
'I have only been a member of HubPages for 5 weeks, and already I have made close to $1,000'.
I wanna see the proof, dude.
Seems to me this guy could be getting a lot of hubbers in a lot of trouble.
Not what bedtime stories are made of.
Shame, shame, shame.
He even convinced many hubbers-just like a false messiah
Well, he didn't convince me.
Do you think they'll all turn into spammers?
Yep. No more hubbers on hubpages. It's spammers on spampages from now on.
Well, I have started to write my hubs if anyone is interested. I have an introduction published, and will be adding more and more to them over the next couple of weeks.
As for Faybe, I never instructed you to submit anything to propeller, I just suggested it as a social bookmarking site to join, so I'm real sorry your account was banned, but I don't see how that is somehow my fault.
I would find it really lame to come to a forum and start making up a story, for any reason, and honestly, judging from some of the hubs I've read about people making a serious living on hubpages, I didn't think my information would be such a stretch.
I've also tried to explain that less than 10% of my earnings were direct clicks from hubpages.
And by the way, I'm up to $1,076.38 now So as I've said before, I'm just writing hubs on the subject, it is going to take a minimum of four more hubs (one instructional hub for each week of the month) etc.
And please, if anyone else joins my fan club to send me harassing fan mail, then leaves my fan club, don't waste your time. Especially those of you who are very established and respected hubbers. I don't appreciate it, and I thought people with over 200 hubs and 500 friends would be a little more mature and respectful. I don't need to put up with threats, name-calling, or any other immaturity.
'... and I thought people with over 200 hubs and 500 friends ...'
So it's not me you mean?
@howtoguru, your comment to faybe bay:
One question: are you still submitting your hubs on propeller account and they're getting approved ?
Will check your answer later, have to go to sleep.
No, I don't submit hubs. Actually, if I remember correctly, you're not allowed to submit hubs, and I thought it wouldn't even let you do that. I use propeller to link to other sources, which then may point to my hub later on.
My first thought is "hmmm" followed by "yeah right". Not that I am any expert, but if you’re fair dinkies about this maybe I won’t need to be either LOL. In any case, I think I read where you said it'd take you about three hubs to describe what you've done, and more importantly, how you've done it, so I am utterly confuzzled as to why you'd spend time much time in here having to defend yourself when you have written sufficient posts to make those three hubs.
I will take a look at a couple of your hubs to see if I missed something because heaven knows I need the dosh..…and I'll try anything (legal) once. But, I am left wondering how your Adsense earnings have jumped yet another $75 today while you're in here and not out doing…..whatever that is you say you’re doing. After all, those three new hubs alone could really put a sparkle in your undies if what you're saying is correct. So, right now, I am just thinking it is walking like a duck, and quacking like one too, and most of your page views will only be because you've posted the same bunkum elsewhere in other forums.
On that note, I will be the first to thank you and eat my own hat if you can show me how in the world to make that much money in that amount of time...legitimately.
Over & out.
I think my number of hubs has changed to four (not including the introduction I have already written). My extra earnings are substantially passive, and I keep coming into this forum because when I check back to my HubPages account it says there is a new message in the forum. I guess I could just ignore that, but truth be told, I wanted to close this thread about 50 posts ago. Anyway, my earnings are starting to substantially drop off. By the end of yesterday, I had made $118, and today it looks like I might be around $40 short of that. Like anything else, traffic boosts are very short lived, so honestly I think I will have to write a bunch more hubs and publicize to repeat this success this month.
I hope some of you will have success with this strategy and maybe I'll stop looking like such an ass Other than that, I will stop coming to this forum, because I just figured out that it keeps boosting this to the top of the forum home page, and now it's making me look like I'm spamming even worse I'm sure. If you want to ask me any questions, just send me a comment or message or something to my account and I'll be happy to answer.
u made that $118 only from hubpages or your other website?
Hmmm...No Comments instead I will based my answer around facts.
1. with 700 total views, there is no way you could spin enough an article to make it worth.
2. Using the suggested tags from Hp tells me there is not much knowledge in keywords or keyword research.
3. Your articles are not SEO optimized enough to be rank high on the search engines.
4.I think you just made an attempt to get more fans, readers and attention to your account which is the purpose of this thread..
Prove me wrong with screenshots and actual results and i will remove my answer..
Meh, the story is unlikely, but possible.
The bookmarking sites he listed provide low quality backlinks and traffic, so are less than likely to earn the amount he stated, plus his hubs themselves are not in exeptionally profitable niches.
Despite this, I have seen some of my most unexpected website/hubs take off for reasons unknown to me, especially in my early years as a webmaster, os this could be possible.
If all his traffic amounts to over 100,000 views then a $1k income is not particularly unreasonable. It seems like Hubpages is a pretty minor part of the equation here though.
I appreciate your comment, even though it's not my thread, lol. I consider you to be a pro at this so it's nice to have someone whom I consider to have credibility input on the topic. I do believe I've read lots of success stories about what "howtoguru" is talking about. Isn't the strategy where you use your hubs kind of like your own website and just keep linking, linking, and more linking to the same sources (your hubpages) using other sources that are also paid adsense click sites??? I think it's called streamline income and/or streamlining, not sure, but that's kind of what I've been doing. Hope to be on "autopilot" in a year or two with lots of hard work. I've not written a lot and I'm pretty new but I just keep linking and linking a few of my more "quality" hubs and I'm already on the 1st page- 1st- 4th place with a google search on about 5 or 6 of my hubs. My keywords are not high paying, highly searched, or fantastic but the hubs that I do this with are important to me to promote and are making me the most money. Just not money from hubpages alone. I completely agree that hubpages is just part of the equation but also believe that it is possible which is why I'm so interested in the topic. My "series" can revolve around several different versatile keywords ranging from allergies to female hormone balance and I can "blog" "post" or whatever about each specific different keyword on a wide range of different kinds of paying sites. Different keywords, different topics, but same hubs getting all the traffic. Hope I'm making sense?! I spend WAAAAAY more time linking, posting, blogging, and interacting, than I do writing hubs. I make what I would consider, descent money from doing this considering the amount of time I've been doing it, how much time I have to "intertwine" my linking, and the learning process. If I had more time to spend doing this, who knows how much I could make with just my 5 or 6 hubs?!
What else could he be recieving money from though? I am way too lazy to read all 100 posts so could you fill me in please? How could he have made $1,000.00 from adsense with getting very minimal profits from hubpages.
Why should others read it all for you? That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever read on this forum. Pathetic.
Let's put it this way: If you are lazy, you have no chance of reaching this guy's earning potential. Give it up.
If you cannot be bothered to read 100 posts on how to make money online then you probably wont do the work required to earn money online.
When it comes to using 100+ social bookmarking tools, he is talking about using no-tollow tools, which means little increase in organic traffic, and profit only from No-follow traffic.
Just to put this in perspective, a few months back one of my technology sites hit the Digg effect (This time around I think it was from slashdot).
It received over a million hits in 5 hours before my host shut my site down for a day.
Out of that million hits, my Google Adsense earnings came to about $50.
Most of my other Digg effect situations have had similar results.
The benefit of this was that I generated about 30 organic backlinks which helped solidify my sites ranking positions.
Actual social bookmarking traffic is simply very poor conversion traffic. While you can pull in a lot of traffic from social bookmarking tools, all my experiences have been that it converts extremely poorly.
Social bookmarking on no follow sites still has plenty of benefits, but I simply cannot believe the earnings stated here So Far from what has been written.
Unless I see some spark in the upcoming articles I very much doubt that some of the advice he is givnig out will be particularly effective.
For the record it would be hard to prove his earnings, they are easy to forge, and msot teh adsense screenshots you see online are forged, as are the clickbank screenies and so forth.
It is more than possible that this guy is making so much, all it takes is for one page to get to the top of Google on a high traffic keyword.
However judging by what he has done, the earnings are more luck than strategy.
As I mentioned earlier, sometimes you just get lucky, but it probably wont last too long unless he does some real research in to some of the more technical aspects of SEO.
Amazing (you all know i love that word, don't you?)!!!
Everyone's reply to Howtoguru's OP made for some intensive reading for me! It was better than reading any hub i have ever read on HP, apart from some of Dohn121's stories of course!
Fantastic! I enjoyed reading everyone's reply but i think people should give him a break and wait for the 3 hubs to prove it, then people can scrutinise and critise his claim.
Thanks everyone for a classic read!
(Have a read yourself from the beginning, you will go through many emotions, this guy and everyone who replied is a genius!!!)
I just want to add that though I still fall into the "seriously skeptical" category, the OP DOES have a hub that provided me with NEW info on SEO, some stuff I hadn't read about here before, and, really, I've read nearly everything!
He's using a technique that has proven (for me) to be valuable, and it's something I wish I'd known much sooner. It will definitely go on my "top 5" for "how-to" increase revenue. And it's so dang easy, it makes your head spin.
Why am I not telling you what it is? Cause I think this guy deserves the traffic.
Having said that, I'll end with this: We're still waiting! Your "introduction" hub is less than inspiring for those of us waiting for your secret! LOL. (Though, I can see its benefit for others who are less informed, etc.)
Hi Lynda; I know the hub you're referring to and I agree wholeheartedly. I tried it myself and I noticed a spike in my Google account, although nothing tthat has made me a check, yet. I will wait for the rest of the info though. I hope it's something else ridiculously simple I had overlooked. Not being so hot with SEO or promotion myself just yet, that's entirely possible.
Have a great day folks.
The second hub on ‘How I made $1,000 with 13 hubs in a month’ has been published. It is very good, interesting to follow and requires one to put a lot of work because he is using manual ‘spinning’. But we are anxiously waiting to find where the catch is.
Hi, I read it this morning, thanks. How come you have a different username.?Is that allowed on here? Perhaps so, it wasn't something I had needed to ask about.
OMG, slap me now. I have had coffee this morning and I knew that was a mistake. I thought you were the guy from the OP...LOL.
Hi Kerry. You can have two user names here. But I am not 'HowtoGuru'. I just happen to be one of his readers just like you.
I don't believe it for even a second. If he had 700 page views, even if he had an amazing CTR of 20% on those views; he would have to be averaging over $7 per click in Adsense revenue to make $1000. Sorry people but the numbers just don't add up....
if this is really true,it is such a great infor you know.i am actually a newbie to hub,and will like reading up your teaching exposing your works soo far
Yes I would agree with ThisisOli, its probably luck more than startegy, Most pro's Ive been watching prefer Blogger over Hubpages, I use both
Well, I have to be honest:
Reading your claims is like reading those mail fliers for miracle cures.
"See page 21", "see page 58", ... spin, spin, spin, tantalize, tease, promise,... superficial flair, ...
I don't believe you either.
Show me the money. Why are you spending all this time in the hooplah of bragging about the fact that you did it? Why not just tell how? .... unless you are using the superficiality of your tantalizing claims to draw more and more and more traffic to your hubs that make maybe $3.10 total in the five weeks of their existence.
Yeah, I'm a bit of a cynic too, on this one.
It is an interesting situation and one that will have to take further consideration to really know for sure if this is really the case and how actually the manual implications will show itself to be.
To be honest, I have read teh forum, and I have read his articles on how he made $1000 a month, and all I can say is either this guy got very lucky somewhere along the line, or it's bull****.
The advice he is giving is not only basic, but in some cases wrong. I can safely say that you will not get 10,000 do follow backlinks from submitting to 100 social bookmarking sites.
I kept an open mind on this one, but after reading what he has put together for us, I don't see enough quality in his writing for sales, or information that would lead to earning $1000 in the space of a month.
His latest hub, 'How I made $1,000 with 13 hubs in a month: Week 2' is now published. Still I can not find where the catch is on how I will make $1000 in one month. I will have to wait for two or three more weeks.
to do a screenshot on a mac do 'command+shift+4'. let's see what you got.
Well I have been working on writing these hubs, and I have already received at least 10 actual emails from people thanking me for the information, telling me that they have either met or exceeded the goals that I have laid out. However, week 3 is going to be the week where the real payoff begins, and it may have to do partly with luck to be honest, but if my instructions were literally followed in the previous few weeks, it should be pretty easy to accomplish, or at least within grasp. Then week 4 is going to be all about maintenance and follow through.
I want to thank all the people who are following these hubs, and I appreciate the feedback and encouragement I have received.
By the way, I believe that in my introduction (and even the other weeks) I should have stated that the information might seem basic to some experienced hubbers, but that I hope everyone at least learned one thing new that they weren't doing before. If you did not learn something new, that's ok and I hope you can write some articles of your own to teach others something I haven't covered. And if something I stated was wrong or incorrect - I don't see how that's possible. Again, the information I am putting forward is based on very simple principles (i.e. establishing connections and back linking, etc). Everything I stated in week 1 was what I did in my first week learning about all of this stuff, and it made me $10. Week 2 ended with around $100. Week 3 and 4 will set goals of earning $300-$500 and involve a little bit of patience and perhaps luck - and might require some skill as well. So, if nothing else, I know I have personally helped at least 3 people earn their first AdSense check (they told me so themselves), and several more have seen their first AdSense clicks in months - and that has made it worthwhile for me to continue writing my strategy.
I can't really guarantee it will work for everyone, and really might depend somewhat on the quality of your hubs and your ability to spend a lot of time at it, but I'm glad I was able to peak the interest of at least 80 people who started following to read these hubs, and so far I have only received favorable feedback in both comments, fan mail, and messages since the first hub was published. So, thanks everyone - week 3 will be posted Sunday evening.
Ahhh blast, I'm missing out! I've been working 3 jobs and just trying to at least get an hour a day on the computer keeping up with other things. Not working out so well for me as far as time. I can't wait to get to your other hubs and get started on your strategy. I'm getting frustrated with not being able to do everything that I want. Maybe over the weekend. I do believe in what you're doing and definitely want to learn more.
How are your earnings now? Are you still making over $100 in Adsense every day?
Hopefully, this coming week 3, we shall benefit from the real payoff.
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