I have been here for about 4 weeks, set up the google goods and amazon and such, published about 20 hubs. I am curious to know from some experienced hubbers what kind of time is average for money to start coming in, how patient should I be. My traffic is good from inside hubpages but near nothing from the outside, what could I be missing in terms of "linking" and such?
I have read some of your hubs earlier, looked great. I think you have some knowledge on choosing keywords also, if not you should learn the basics of keyword research. Linking is helpful but not the key. I hope you will start earning quickly. Without linking but with proper tagging you may need few more months to earn considerably.
It takes time to for Hubs to mature/age. I would say you could see results at any time, however, it will be a trickle effect.
Quality content will rise above below average content. Good keywords/tags will help draw traffic from search engines.
So, I have to defer to your title- time and patience.
I've heard it took some people six months or more to earn their first $100 with AdSense.
I'm new here too.. I made my first hub on October 19. So far I've had only a few clicks on AdSense and nothing on Amazon. I'm sure money will start pouring in one of these days so long as we keep making quality hubs.
There are scads of people here on HP recommending that you "throw stuff up against the wall to see what sticks" and "quality will rise to the top."
I only somewhat agree.
Quality WILL rise to the top -- but to the top of what? If people are not searching for your keyword (not your topic necessarily -- your keyword), well, your work has gone to waste. If you want to write a hub about tea, for instance, and you choose "how to make tea" instead of "best tea bags" (hypothetically), you could be losing out big time. The single most important thing you need to learn is how to research keywords. Full stop.
Backlinking and all of that is good I guess, but even that won't get you far if you have not chosen keywords that people are actually searching for.
As for just writing about whatever you want and hoping for the best, I suppose that's fine. Some people just prefer to work smarter instead of harder I guess.
I guess I'm developing my own method of doing some keyword researched articles for hopeful profit, and some hubs that just plain are fun for me to write,and about subjects I love and maybe not enough others to up the $s.
I'm trying to be patient as well and listen to the ones here that have been at it for a long time.
Change of subject...
Not worth a new thread (yet/ maybe).
Anybody tried creating a new hub in the last half-hour?
I just published one roughly 30 minutes ago. Why? Problems? Mine sailed through just fine -- I think.
I don't really have much to add, just thought I'd say that I agree with the advise you've received above. Keyword research is key, I think, in addition to time for your hubs to mature - I also think there's some luck involved in the mix somewhere. I reached minimum AdSense payout at 3 months and it's only gotten better and better.
Don't give up because I am only one out of so many here who are absolute proof that you can make good money here at hubpages - perseverance works!
I've almost been here a month, and I had a hub that made $8 the other day. I think what you write about has a lot to do with whether something makes money or not.
Like, as nice as your hub about wishing others a nice Christmas is, I don't think it's going to earn much money for you. I've read a lot of hubs on the site that are people's opinions about stuff and while they make for a nice read, I don't think those are going to earn a lot.
I'm starting to really think about what makes me click on an ad when I'm on a web page, especially since I don't do it that much, and it seems like I decide to go shopping before I even start web surfing or I've decided I'm not. But it's clear that if I'm just reading for fun or noodling around, most likely I'm not going to click anything.
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