I've learned a lot this year about being a good writer as well as marketing to internet users. My earnings increased as I applied what I learned! Thanks to many helpful hubbers out there with valuable advice galore (you know who you are).
Just checked my earnings for my next paycheck and I'm already 1/4 of the way to 100 again. Wow! And I haven't even written much in the past two months that this has come in!
Thanks! Yes, it took me a long time to earn my first cent, and then even longer to reach my first dollar. But every now and then you'll hit on an article that does really well, you'll learn from it, and in no time your business will build on itself!
rebekahELLE, you've had a lot of experience! Where are you in your earnings?
I also just got my first check, finally! It is a great feeling to finally pass that milestone and I couldn't have done it either without support from Hubbers with advice when it was needed. Thanks to all who supported me!
It's always great to hear a success story When you work in the right direction applying acquired knowledge, results start coming in like on their own. After the first $100 check its successors will knock on your door more frequently
Way to go Jane. It is encouraging for a new hubber like me to read about how hubbers who've been here for a while are doing. I'll use this as motivation to keep working on my goal of a hub every other day. I didn't do one the last two days, so I'd better get cracking tomorrow.
"Hang in there" is the best advice I can give a new hubber when first starting out. It's tough to keep one's expectations up when the money merely trickles in the first months of your membership here. But for many of us it is worth it as the payout comes quicker until we make it every month!
You will certainly make monthly payout very soon Jane! Congrats!
You are certainly right, Randy! I'm expecting another payout in about a month or so-- it certainly continues to build on itself even when I'm not putting a lot into it! Thanks for your encouragement. I'm glad I stuck with it and produced a stock pile of valuable hubs!
I just got my first payout last month - and it was very rewarding to see that I had done something and actually earned money doing it! I love the writing and was convinced I would never see any money in the account but that was a lovely surprise! Congratulations to you as well!!!
i don't think i'll be setting up an affiliate account because i am afraid if i do then i will compromise my writing after all i just read that they have new programs that will turn off your advertising if it detects certain words and phrases no i think if i want to make money advertising i can just get a job doing that and not have to worry but its nice to know someone made a little money here they way the hp ads are written you'd think everyone gets rich here and that is not the case from what i have heard/read here good for you
It certainly hasn't compromised my writing, as I've been more motivated to write on HubPages because I actually am getting paid to write, and good writing does better on here. You're right, it's not a get rich quick scheme. It's hard work, pursuit for excellence, marketing AND good writing, and diligence. I had not heard of those new detection programs. What category of words and phrases could turn off advertising? I wouldn't worry about it if you're writing good content that won't offend the innocent.
anything that isn't rated g will basically set off the software from what i am told mind you, hp doesn't pay you for the QUALITY of your writing. they don't actually pay you at all you get money as an advertising affiliate other sites will give you a check or pay your pay=pal account for writing an article money made here is made from the advertising you don't need to know how to write well here you just need to have traffic therein lies my concern. i don't have to write well i just need traffic to make a little bit of money plus if i worry about advertising then everything i write has to be g-rated and sometimes my material is at least pg that is why i don't have an affiliate account that's why i just write here for fun and go elsewhere to actually be paid specifically for writing quality articles and not just for filling a page so that someone can advertise around and throughtout it
I know it's the affiliate account. I just received a paycheck from Google, not HubPages, didn't I? Think about it, though. All writing for journals, newspapers, magazines, gets most of their money through the advertising that accompanies GOOD writing. True, you can get an eye to catch your ad even if you don't write well. But most people are fired from the newspaper staff if they don't write well, because bad writing brings fewer readers which means less people to see advertisements, which in the long run means less advertisers pay to appear in the newspaper. It's the same with HubPages, only the connection between advertiser and writer is a little more direct. People don't spend a long time on a page that is hard to read because it's poorly written. Hence, you have less chance that they'll click on an ad.
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