Okay, so I have been here about 2 weeks and written only about10 hubs. I have read a ton of information on how you wont see results from all your work until about 5 or 6 months later. I have been dismayed at the fact that I have only made 3 cents in this ammount of time due to how hard I worked on those 3 hubs. I'm considering just to stop writing until I know that it will eventually pay off. But I'm afraid that if ti does I'll regret only have 10 hubs as oppossed to 50 which I could have written.
So pretty much I'm just asking for help from those people who have been where I am.
If you're in it for the money, you'll have a long wait. If you stop writing, you won't get the money. So don't get discouraged, keep writing...unless you hate to write then there are better ways to make money.
I've been here for four years as of today, and my advice is that if earnings are your goal, then not only do you have to write Hubs, you have to write Hubs that play to that goal.
For example, "how to save money on gas," - why would anyone looking to save money click on an advertisement or buy something from this Hub? Not a good topic for earning.
"What does the word good actually mean?" - this is just a short opinion piece, more like a blog entry. Not a good reader draw, even less optimal for earning.
Take the time now, when you are just starting out, to learn how this site works and what strategies help you get your goals.
It may feel early on in the game to become easily discouraged. Don't. I made about 0.17 cents in my first 4 weeks, my second 4 weeks, I made another $2-3.00 now in my next four weeks I am on target to make my first $10.00 (in total on HubPages for 3 months) in AdSense earnings.
Not much more to add here for additional help as Relache has suggested it beautifully.
I remember this feeling really well. It can be frustrating because of the wait, and it is easy to give up at this early stage. Writing is just part of the process needed to write money. The first is the one that most people either don't do or skimp on and that is research.
When I talk about research that is not just about having enough background on the topic, but also researching on what words people are using online to find that topic, whether or not it is commercial (are people going to buy, or click on your ads) and how many other competing pages are there? When I look at these keywords on Google are there a lot of ads?)
Then write! I've heard that you need at least 100 articles to really start earning. I'd agree with that. Once I worked out what worked for me with experimentation, I went on to writing more (under another username) and I'm just starting to see the benefits of that. I wish I hadn't waited so long. I'm in the throes of doing more research to add to this number. I'd like to get 500 up, but I have to find ways to cut down my writing time or organise my available time better, but that's a whole different story.
Then there's the third tier: promotion. Mostly this is done via backlinking. There are some excellent articles on Hubpages of places and ways to do this. I hadn't been doing this, but I've seen the benefits now that I've started.
You'll get it, but remember it is a steep learning curve, and eventually everything will click, so to speak, and you'll find yourself earning a decent amount. I really do think experimenting is the key. Use this early stage to find a system within this basic framework which works best for you. It is different for everyone, but it can be fun to work it out! Know that the work you do now may not give you instant gratification but will continue to reward you for years in the future. Not a bad incentive in itself. :-)
10 hubs in that short of time is darn good. Every month will be better than previous month. You will do fine!
It sounds like you're doing fine. My first month netted 2 cents, with the second month growing by a factor of 150+. It just takes time for the hubs to "get out into the world" so to speak.
Be patient, and pay attention to Relache's post - it's certainly pertinent to earnings.
Keep writing and good luck to you - you've got a good start.
Welcome to Hubpages Brammrie. Yes it does take time to earn the money but if you love writing it is a bonus. I love writing but also need to earn money from it. I am willing to be patient though because eventually I know I will earn a decent return for my time.
Listen to the experts on earning adsense revenue. Misha has some great hubs on the subject. And as relache says if your only goal is to earn money then you should be writing the hubs on certain subjects.
I do both. I have commercial hubs which are on subjects that will eventaully bring in the big bucks and my Irish history hubs which I write for the pure joy of it.
But the best advice is to keep writing hubs no matter what the subject because you will only teach yourself the art of writing better articles by writing. Good luck
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