I am publishing a hub on 1st July which will attempt to explain how I do things. Although, even I don't really know what it is going to say yet.... it might give people a tip or two, but the conclusion to that will be something like...
"consider hubpages a free lottery, pick your numbers carefully, and get as many free lottery tickets as you can. Occassionally you will hit the jackpot"
That is pretty much the best analogy that I can give... the more hubs that I write, the better chance of getting one which somehow makes me a lot of money. I didn't expect my highest earning hub to earn me a cent, sometimes it just works like that.
I'm still crap at Amazon though, never reached $40 in a month on that.
ok, the more you write the more you will hit the jackpot -- well, comparing to me, your amazon is great, I started putting amazon in my hub two months ago and I only sold 9 pieces, thats good for me already, I am excited to read your hub,
Bloody well done Ryan, fabulous news! you're still a way ahead of me but I'm working on it! The Amazon side of things is making a big difference - I've gone from $0 to over $100 since last month, which I can hardly call bad for 6 weeks concentrated effort.
And yes - lottery hubs lol! A couple of mine that do great shouldn't (according to seo and all that) but they do great
I'm so jealous, Ryan! That is fantastic! Looks like I'm going to be a few dollars shy of payout this month. *sigh* I've got about 20 hubs in the works though. I like your analogy...it really is a numbers game. You never know what your big money maker will be. My highest viewed hubs are not my big money makers, the money makers are ones I would never have suspected. It really takes some getting into the minds of the "internet clicker" to know what they like to click on.
Well there you go! Congratulations on $500. And uhmmm Ryan are you drinking in your avatar? (You really bring out my Mothering instinct, first gambling now drinking.) Well maybe it's organic lemonade and I shouldn't nag.
Way to go, Ryan! I suppose we all use different strategies for earning the bucks here. Of my 67 articles only about a dozen earn substantial cash. I just made my first $100+ for just this month having barely missed it in April. A nice check next time! I don't backlink other than a few on shetoldme or the quick posting on facebook when I publish a new hub.
But then I haven't really worked at it and like to write stuff which I never expect to earn anything anyway. I sold over $1200 of Amazon products in April which also helps a bit, but not doing so well this month.
Congrats from me too Ryan! That is very inspiring to the rest of us.I'm still trying to find 'the hub' that you are talking about - the one that gets clicks and earns money. Just gotta keep trying...some of the ones I have are doing OK and the Amazon money is beginning ot trickle in, but I'm a long way off making my living online which is a shame because I have no other way to do so must keep trying. Fortunately I love this way of life and wish I'd known about Hubpages sooner!
If your making 550 now with 300+ hubs you should be able to look at the data from your affiliate/adsense returns and double the money with only 10 or so more hubs(articles/sites)[assuming 10-20% of those hubs are your real earners]
Once you identify terms that are earning for you - the next step is not to write tons more disparate hubs ..its to use the info you have learned to earn and capture more money traffic.
$550 is a good monthly amount! well done there mate!
I know from my efforts I make a fair bit too with adsense, although there are some duds like anyone elses hubpages account, these may need a bit more back linking and promotion and other hubpages to link to.
Now imagine that you were earning at least £2,000 each month now that's well above minimum wage, now that would be a goal to aim for!!
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