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Just received first $100 paycheck!

  1. Jane Grey profile image94
    Jane Greyposted 7 years ago

    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 for all your encouragement, everybody!

    1. profile image60
      Martha Castilloposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Great how do you earn money?

      1. Jane Grey profile image94
        Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Learn about high-profit key words,  use them frequently in you article (assuming you already write a lot and write well).

        1. snagerries profile image75
          snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Congratulations and keep up the great work..

    2. pisean282311 profile image58
      pisean282311posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      congrats

      1. Jane Grey profile image94
        Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        thanks!

    3. dinkan53 profile image76
      dinkan53posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      congrats Jane Grey, its really a great memorable moment. Still waiting to get my payment. keep working to get better results. good luck

      1. Jane Grey profile image94
        Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You're right-- very memorable. I'm encouraged to keep working and keep writing.

    4. Mama Sez profile image80
      Mama Sezposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations Jane! More to come for sure smile

      1. Jane Grey profile image94
        Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, definitely more to come! This is really a business enterprise that continues to bring in profit when you aren't able to work at it as much.

    5. creativelycc profile image85
      creativelyccposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations!

    6. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome!

      So is Jane Grey your pen name?

    7. Kimberly Bunch profile image60
      Kimberly Bunchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome!! Keep up the good work!

      big_smile

    8. Kimberly Bunch profile image60
      Kimberly Bunchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I wonder if it is about average to make one-hundred dollars the first year off of your couple hundred hubs?

      I averaged out about the same. Anyone else out there even out about that much too?

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      Medkh9posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      tell me how long did it take you to earn that 100 dollars , ?

  2. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations Jane! May you have many more smile

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you! Same to you (many more).

  3. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations! smile

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you! You all are so so sweet and encouraging. smile

  4. travelespresso profile image81
    travelespressoposted 7 years ago

    That's wonderful news Jane Grey.  Your writing is fantastic too.  Congratulations! smile smile smile

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks travelespresso! You've been a big encouragement to me, as well as one of my most faithful readers. Thank you so much!

  5. Flightkeeper profile image77
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Fabulous! Well done!

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks! I'm excited.

  6. europewalker profile image82
    europewalkerposted 7 years ago

    Congrats!

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you!

  7. revortay1 profile image78
    revortay1posted 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I'm currently working on my first cent! You have given me hope:] may you have many more:]

    1. rebekahELLE profile image89
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I remember those days! you'll get there.

      congrats Jane!!

    2. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      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?

  8. annmeadows profile image58
    annmeadowsposted 7 years ago

    Hooray! You should be proud of yourself for all the hard work.

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks! Proud of my creator who gave me a creative mind and a will to work-- yes. I don't get any credit!

  9. Origin profile image61
    Originposted 7 years ago

    Congrats!!! smile

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks!

  10. rmcrayne profile image94
    rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

    Wooooooo Hoooooooo!!! Well done!

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you! That came from a HubPages staff, so your praise means something to me.!smile

  11. Derek D profile image59
    Derek Dposted 7 years ago

    Way to go Jane.............Congrats cool

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, sunglasses dude!

  12. emievil profile image84
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    Congrats!

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      gracias!

  13. Pamela99 profile image84
    Pamela99posted 7 years ago

    Congratulations Jane! 

    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!

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Pamela! Congratulations, yourself! Very well done. We're in this together! I agree-- other hubbers have been so encouraging.

  14. salt profile image66
    saltposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations.

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks!

  15. charlemont profile image82
    charlemontposted 7 years ago

    It's always great to hear a success story smile
    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 wink

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm realizing that already! The first 50 articles I wrote are now consistently bringing in profit. Thanks for your encouragement!

  16. Gypsy48 profile image80
    Gypsy48posted 7 years ago

    Congrats!

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Gypsy!

  17. mendoan anget profile image61
    mendoan angetposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations Jane! smile

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for your encouragement!

  18. W. Christopher profile image73
    W. Christopherposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations!

    May your future be just as (if not more) rewarding! smile

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why thank you very much! You're so sweet.

  19. surf traveler profile image88
    surf travelerposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's a great goal, surfer! You can also learn from the successful hubs you've done in the past and do more like it. That helped me a lot.

  20. elayne001 profile image53
    elayne001posted 6 years ago

    You rock Jane! You give me hope in a future payout. I'm almost there too. Kudos for sticking to it.

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good work, yourself! Sticking with it and consistent, diligent work is certainly paying off.

  21. Richieb799 profile image63
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    Well Done Jane, I hope you continue the success, I am current 8 pounds away from payout!

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Only 8 pounds, that's great! Good work. smile

  22. shazwellyn profile image84
    shazwellynposted 6 years ago

    Well done Jane..  I cant help think that you might have reached payout sooner if the tag situation at hubpages werent broken.  Oh well.. three cheers to your success!

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Really? It was broken? I didn't even notice. Thanks.

  23. Money Glitch profile image87
    Money Glitchposted 6 years ago

    Woo Hoo! Way to go Jane! http://i44.tinypic.com/10wl7cz.jpg

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks! Those little guys are so cute and happy. smile

  24. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    "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!

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      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!

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It gets even better when you make the payout a good while before the end of the month.  Mine is made already for this month and the rest is just coasting money!  LOL!

  25. amagdy profile image65
    amagdyposted 6 years ago

    congrates big_smile Did you make this money from Hubpages alone?

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes I did; it was only HubPages, and only Google adsense. Thanks! big_smile

  26. akirchner profile image94
    akirchnerposted 6 years ago

    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!!!

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      congratulations akirchner! Good work!

  27. jaymelee23 profile image65
    jaymelee23posted 6 years ago

    Congrats!!!!!!!

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks! big_smile

  28. bojanglesk8 profile image60
    bojanglesk8posted 6 years ago

    Good job.

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you!

  29. TheQuestion profile image59
    TheQuestionposted 6 years ago

    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

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. TheQuestion profile image59
        TheQuestionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        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

        1. Jane Grey profile image94
          Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I know it's the affiliate account.  I just received a paycheck from Google, not HubPages, didn't I? smile 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.

  30. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations, Jane! smile

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you!

  31. wildorangeflower profile image57
    wildorangeflowerposted 6 years ago

    congrats Mam,

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Gracias! It's been an adventure. smile

  32. MissE profile image79
    MissEposted 6 years ago

    That's awesome!  Congrats!

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you thank you!

  33. Info Bucket profile image76
    Info Bucketposted 6 years ago

    Hope i also can reach on your stage, Congrats.

    1. Jane Grey profile image94
      Jane Greyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hope so too! Keep at it-- building your HubPages repertoire is definitely building a business.

 
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