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Time and patience!

  1. Jeremey profile image59
    Jeremeyposted 5 years ago

    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?

    1. saleheensblog profile image61
      saleheensblogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Jeremey profile image59
        Jeremeyposted 5 years ago in reply to this


  2. Cagsil profile image83
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    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. smile

    1. view profile image79
      viewposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I also feel that good quality contents and hub maturing/aging process work in long run.

    2. Jeremey profile image59
      Jeremeyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      makes sense. Thanks

  3. LindaJM profile image82
    LindaJMposted 5 years ago

    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.

  4. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Jeremey profile image59
      Jeremeyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      thanks, sound advise

  5. kmackey32 profile image81
    kmackey32posted 5 years ago

    Ive alway been one to work harder I guess....

  6. lindajot profile image81
    lindajotposted 5 years ago

    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.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Change of subject...

    Not worth a new thread (yet/ maybe).

    Anybody tried creating a new hub in the last half-hour?

    1. lrohner profile image84
      lrohnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I just published one roughly 30 minutes ago. Why? Problems? Mine sailed through just fine -- I think. smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Alas, I'm not so lucky. I've started an "official" thread on it; so discontinued here.smile

  8. Lily Rose profile image85
    Lily Roseposted 5 years ago

    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!

  9. Hestia DeVoto profile image62
    Hestia DeVotoposted 5 years ago

    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.