I've been a member for two years but wrote the majority of my hubs over the last two months after I finally got motivated to do so. $100 is not very much to be honest but it just goes to show that making money online is possible when I really didn't believe it at the beginning! Now I "just" have to try to figure out how to reach payout and beyond every month.
Thanks to everyone on here for their advice and motivation to continue, even if it wasn't directed towards me. If I hadn't kept reading about other people's success stories, there's no way I would have made it!
To those who are still trying to reach their first payout, keep going! If I can do it, you can too!
I agree, good luck! We all have to start somewhere as they say and I'm only now at the point where I feel that making decent money online is actually possible but I am not there yet. I look at people with hundreds or even thousands of hubs and am envious!
Yes, there is definitely a lot of effort one has to put in here in order to see results - way more than I would have imagined. I just keep trying to write more hubs, learn more and do some experimenting. I really really want to be able to make a decent amount of money on here in the future but we'll see. Good luck to you!
this is great to hear! i am new to hubpages and still trying to get it all figured out, but there is so much great information on this site that i'm sure before long i will get it all figured out. congratulations on reaching payout! blessings!
Congratulations, PurpleOne! Yours is yet another success story that hints to me of the importance of a web presence, even if you haven't done very much. Thinking of RyanKett and his phenonemol success in very little time after he too joined early but didn't do much for his first year or so. I would be interested to know whether you learned about SEO before or after you wrote your new hubs. Learning SEO has undoubtedly been instrumental in my own success, but I love the idea that simply having a web presence for a length of time would push well-written articles up in the eyes of the search engines.
Maybe you are right about the web presence thing - something I haven't really thought about but it makes sense!
I would say that I starting learning about SEO before and during the writing of the bulk of my new hubs around two months ago. I became obsessed with learning things and now I can see that I have a ton more to learn. I have hit a wall again though and am finding it hard to churn out new material. My brain hurts! I don't know how some people on here can produce multiple hubs daily. I'm envious!
I agree that it is sometimes ourselves that holds us back the most! I find it hard to not censor myself too much and to just write whatever comes to mind. I'm getting better at just letting it flow I think! Thanks!
Well done Purple One, its good to know you can go away and then come back and still make things work for you. One of my hubs hit a score of 98 today, my personal best on a hub. That for me is a great feeling.
As far as payout, not really focused on that but hope to one day. Best wishes for more payouts to you.
Thank you! I kept reading about how important backlinking is and made a bit of an effort a few months ago but I don't do it anymore mostly because I haven't been able to figure out where to submit my backlinks. I'm not even convinced that it makes that big of a difference anyway but what do I know?
I have about 30 Hubs and have 'made' $2.16 in the last month. Most of the hubs were written without much research into SEO, though I did try to make some of the titles attractive. It is weird which ones attract the most hits.
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