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So, I def made some $

  1. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
    schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago

    I checked my google adsense
    and I know I made:

    Totals $5.80
    average .06

    From Feb-today

    close to 2,000 impressions

    IS THIS GOOD? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO EARN $100??

    btw, what do:
    CTR
    CPM
    CSV
    AND CPC stand for?

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      cosetteposted 6 years ago in reply to this




      i had my first Google adsense revenue > $100 payout ($152.11) 01/27/10, and i wrote my first hub 07/08/09, so as you can see, it can vary, so ...patience, Grasshopper wink

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
        schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        yes, dear smile I guess because this is my only job I get consumed!

  2. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    Anything averaging at $1 per thousand views and above is good.

    CTR - Click through rate. What % of visitors click your adverts. It's against ToS to reveal this to anyone.
    CPM - Estimate of how much you earn per 1000 views on that site (or hub if you have channels set up.) Obviously this goes up and down on good or bad days.
    CSV - A report you can download of your earnings.
    CPC - Cost per click. Basically some adverts may pay you 10c, others may pay you $2. Obviously if you're targeting high CPC keywords you have a greater chance of earning more money.

    Earning $100 can depend on your views and subjects of course but for most people it takes an average of 6-9 months to get their first $100. Then after that the payments get closer and closer.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
      schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      very useful, Wry-may I call you Wry? smile
      Thanks so much for a great answer!

      1. WryLilt profile image88
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome.

        Wry is fine, it's better than WryLit a common misspelling I seem to get on the forums!

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          Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          May I call you WryLilt?

          1. WryLilt profile image88
            WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            tongue

        2. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
          schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          wink

    2. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is a pretty broad statement. The hubpages average is between $3-5 per thousand and I know several people who make considerably higher than this. So the OP is under the low end of the average here.

      I am eagerly awaiting her next hub explaining how all this works for newbies to learn from. sad

      And in answer to the OP's unanswered question - at her current rate of earnings  it will take 17 months, 13 days, 2 hours, 48 minutes to make the $100 payout minimum. Give or take. wink

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It is always nice to have something to look forward to, however distant.

      2. WryLilt profile image88
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        To add on to Mark's answer...

        Your 2000 views probably have a lot of hubpages internal views so it's still fairly good and;

        the older your hubs get and the more you write, the more money you will earn each month. My first few months only earnt me a few cents but this month I've almost cleared $40 (adsense) and nearly $7 (amazon).

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You should read the OP's hub entitled "Essential Tips to Make Money on Hubpages For Newbies" - She is somewhat of an expert on how to make money here - despite not having made any. lol lol

          1. WryLilt profile image88
            WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Am I the only person on hubpages who didn't write a make-money-online hub as a newbie??

            I'm sure you didn't mark, too crass for your style. It's what kangaroo_jase calls Hub Moneycus Monotonous.

            1. darkside profile image80
              darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Sadly it happens all too often. A classic case of the blind leading the blind.

              Even More Off-Topic: Whereabouts in Australia are you?

              1. WryLilt profile image88
                WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Sent you a message on FB. Rather not reveal locations in a public forum. smile

                1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
                  Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Folks it seems are even starting to remember the term of description I have given the name of for that type of hubbing (the noun). Hmmmm, need a term for the adjective version.

              2. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
                schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Again, this hub is about keyword tool.
                I didn't write anything I didn't know (like Seo)

                1. IzzyM profile image86
                  IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  The keyword tool is there for advertisers, not for publishers. However, it can be used by publishers if they know anything about SEO, so the two are interlinked.

            2. EmpressFelicity profile image83
              EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              No.  Some of us here have this weird attitude: we'd rather write hubs on stuff we actually know something about...

            3. Mark Knowles profile image60
              Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              No - I sensibly waiting until such a time as I had actually made some money and knew what I was talking about. But - I am not extremely religious - as she is.

              I genuinely don't know why they bother - this is one of the most competitive subjects you can go for - and the garbage she regurgitated makes almost no sense.

              While that may result in quite a good adsense CTR as the reader is so frustrated - it is not a long term strategy I choose to employ. My ethical standards do not allow it. "Moneycus Monotonous" sounds about right - there must be huindreds of such garbage on hubpages. sad

              Plus attracting traffic to that subject is quite hard. Do a google search for "how to make money blogging" or "making money online" and you will probably find me. But - I know what I am doing. wink

              1. Andrew0208 profile image61
                Andrew0208posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Mark, truly your hub titled "making money online" is on the first page of google even from my local google geographical search; that's great.

                So funny that many people writing about making money online with the associated hypes on the Internet are not truly making the money...  smile

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              ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I waited for a year before having a go at one of those... even then I firmly stated that I am no expert wink I backed it up with my earnings statistics though, for the avoidance of any doubt...

            5. Dale Mazurek profile image56
              Dale Mazurekposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              The problem is that so many of these make money over night programs have recognized Hubpages as a great way to get traffic that they teach their affiliates to use Hubpages as a place to spam their products.

              Dale

        2. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
          schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          That's cool, Wry smile
          I agree on time and writing.
          As they say for a good laugh, you need disaster + time = funny
          And for hubpages you need good writing + time!
          we must remeber that.
          Mark, is just a meanie sad

          1. WryLilt profile image88
            WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Actually I agree with Mark on 90% of the things he writes in the forums.

            I just don't bother writing those things because no matter how wrong someone is, telling them so will only entrench them deeper in their incorrect beliefs.

      3. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Mark is right and correct on that time frame, most likely 'it will take 17 months, 13 days, 2 hours, 48 minutes' is horribly not that far from the most likely scenario.

        1. WryLilt profile image88
          WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Unless you never shut up like me, and have an opinion on everything. big_smile

          1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
            Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol lol lol

  3. TamCor profile image78
    TamCorposted 6 years ago

    lol--My husband and I have a shared Google Adsense account, both of us on here for over a year, and we STILL haven't had our first payout...

    Patience is definitely OUR virtue, haha... lol

  4. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    I haven't tackled that particular subject either, and have no intention of doing so until I really know what I am talking about. I'm maybe half-way there...but that's nowhere near good enough to make it a subject I would write about. OK my hublog for the 60 day challenge mentions something along those terms, but it's not a how-to tutorial. I'm amazed at the number of newbies who think they can possibly rank for those terms.
    And yes Mark Knowles's Making Money Online hub is indeed making money! (Check google.com) Well done Mark!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    Mark she might just have thought that's what a newbie who doesn't know anything is supposed to do. I can't count the number of new (and/or unsuccessful) hubbers who come to the forum, ask a question about making money, and then write a hub based on the answers - and put it forth as their own knowledge.

    And then so many other hubbers comment and thank them for a wonderful hub.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh - no doubt. It just seems dishonest I guess, and we had a run in on the religion forum - she is very religious. There is so much garbage here already, and it doesn't take much common sense to realise that writing about something like "making money on hubpages" and then asking obvious newbie questions and showing that you are not actually making any money is - hate to say it - but - "wrong" on so many levels.

      I guess I am pissed off at religious people who claim to love and be honest and blah, blah, blah - then write misleading lies which just add to the crap here. I mean - I told her I hate liars who do this and she responds by telling me she hates atheists.

      And I realize there is so much crap out there telling you what to do that it could easily be mistakenly thought of as a good thing - but, really. I spend a lot of time doing research on those subjects I want to write about as they may be profitable - and there are some things you cannot write about with honesty until you have actually done it. I am not going to try and teach you how to fold and pack a parachute until I have folded and packed my own.

      I don't know what the answer is - but I do know I wasted an awful lot of time listening to people who write this sort of stuff when I first started out and am also pissed off at people who set themselves up as being qualified to write about this - and then it turns out they are regurgitating the same nonsense. Because - as a newbie - it is hard to sort the wheat from the chaff and the only way to find out which is which is to try it.

      So - I guess this one was the "perfect storm" as far as I am concerned. I usually ignore them. Oh well. sad

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image83
        EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think though that it's wise for newbies to adopt a "consider the source" approach and thus weed out some of the more obvious crap. It's not 100% foolproof, but it will help.   

        So for example it makes sense for a new HP member to listen to someone like yourself, who has written a lot of hubs and has an established Internet presence outside HP, rather than to someone who only joined HP two weeks ago and has just a few hubs to their name. 

        I joined HP when Ryan Hupfer was still on HP's staff so when someone posted a link to his YouTube video on keyword research, it seemed like a sensible move to check it out.  My thinking was "he actually works for HP, so he should have a vague idea of what he's talking about."

      2. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
        schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        whatever, mark, go pick on people in the religious forum like you do. I don't need your insults

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    I completely understand Mark, that's why I'm so leery of listening to "How to make Money Online" gurus. Hard to tell who's legitimate. Plus, the world changes so quickly, what worked yesterday, might not work today. Better to learn how to teach yourself.

    As far as the religious forums, your own your own.....

  7. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I still consider myself pretty much a newbie when it comes to making money, it is coming along and I'm 10.00 short of my first google payout But what bothers me about people writing on the subject is the massive amount of saying exactly the same thing in every article they write. I read an article this morning about the fast way to make $ with google and was very disappointed. why does a seasoned writer give that kind of title when it is clearly not a fast process? the content was the same thing. it seems to me that there are methods that must be used, but the bottom line is writing about what people are searching for.  I don't see how that many articles can be written on one subject. hmm

    EDIT: I just checked google. I'm now $4.47 short of first payout.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image83
      EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yay!  My first one has just gone into my account and reduced my overdraft by the princely sum of £64 lol lol

  8. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Let us go back to the original question.

    2,00 page views over 70 hubs in 6 months is not very good, no.  You will need to bump that up quite a bit to have much chance if seeing any money.

    But of course we do not know the timing or distribution.  If a hub you wrote this week has 2,000 views and the rest have nothing, you are doing fine - with that hub, anyway.

    Assuming somewhat even distribution, each hub got about 30 views.  Because some were written earlier and some later (I assume), we might guess that averages to 10 views a month each?  That is not good.

    If it is all on the increase, don't worry too much.  If nothing much has changed, you need to be doing something very different.

 
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