Hi, I'm fairly new here so you'll have to forgive me if my question appears somewhat naive. I was hoping someone could tell me, if a hubber reaches, lets say, 500 hubs, will these hubs continue to bring in an income even if the hubber stops writing for six months or more? (A never ending recurring income of sorts?)
If the income does continue to come in, then I honestly can't see a single fault with Hubpages. This would basically mean a users income will always continue to grow and grow and there can't be a better incentive than that in my opinion.
I'm going to be a bit cheeky and ask one quick final sub-question if thats okay, how many Hubs would you guess-timate someone would need for an avergae income of about $300 per week?
I hope its okay me asking these questions, its just because I'm new I have more questions than answers in regards to earning potential. Shame I didn't discover Hubpages two years ago but at least I'm here now and I plan on staying 'well and truly' put.
I'm sorry, but there is no set amount of hubs which will guarantee a certain amount of money here! Often, a few well written, or highly searched for, hubs may do much better than a hundred run-of-the-mill articles!
It all depends on the writer's subjects and ability to make the articles worth reading. IMHO!
Never say never, but I have pages I wrote in 2001 that still earn good money every month.
Everything fades away eventually, of course.
There is not set number which many say, "however", the average person will need 100s. Just make sure you write about what people would be searching for. I have written hubs that are completely irrelevant on the internet. Had a rant hub which gets no traffic.
Write informational hubs. I would say 500 hubs for most people would make you income, but to what extent depends...
Keep a variety of hubs, but try and focus on a niche that works well....
You can also refer people to huppages....
There is a hubber on the site who earns several thousand from 20 hubs.
There are other hubbers with hundreds of hubs who earn a few measly dollars each month.
IF you are willing to learn about keywords and optimisation (basically, write what you love but talk about it in a way to match google searches) you can definitely make some nice $$$.
Hubs can take 6-9 months to see serious earnings and traffic. I have about 270 hubs across several accounts and this month I'm set to earn over $100. But I can also see that my earnings each month (even months I've hardly written) has often doubled or trebled. So I'm expecting next month to be even better.
You should check out Spacey Gracey. She decided from the start she needed to earn money and she's earning enough now to stay at home full time - after 8 months. Here's her hub on the topic: http://hubpages.com/hub/Make-Money-On-H … wn-Formula
I think that's a really good point. So, if you want to see earnings, try to build a few months before the "season" of the hub.
Brilliant thanks for the tips everyone. I guess quantity is important but quality is the MOST important.
"There is a hubber on the site who earns several thousand from 20 hubs."
I think some typo error. Am i right?
If not who is earning that much from just 20 hubs?
There's another way to look at it too.
It's my top 20 pages that bring in the lions share of money. After those few, monthly income falls to less than $10 per page and by the time it gets to the 100th one, we're down to the two dollar and change group. Extend that out to 200 and it's under half a buck monthly, at 300 down to a dime, at 400 it is just a penny and around the 550 mark it disappears entirely.
So, yeah, I make good money from just twenty pages and if I were smart enough to write just those twenty I could have saved myself some time
No, in seriousness that's not true. Often there are other reasons for those pages, but my point is that people who make good money but have a lot of pages are not necessarily making it from evenly distributed amounts.
Actually this is completely true, Pcunix. I currently have five hubs on my main account which have each earned me at least 10-15% of my total income on hubpages and then all my other hubs combined (over 250) have earnt me maybe 30% of the rest.
Although I'm hoping some more start maturing soon!
That article currently is not published.
That post is 4 years old. Spacey Gracey was banned years ago, after Hubpages started its post-panda crackdowns on everything. She was unbanned but think she quit of her own accord at some stage.
The current responses were to iamking's posting a link to his own hub today. That post has been removed now.
Try making many, many quality hubs that are SEO'd well and hit good keywords and you'll make lots.
Until this way of making money becomes obsolete, which it will, but hopefully not for a few years. Making your own websites is the same thing only better.
A lot of residual income is related to your own writing skills and the topic you write on. If you want a long term income then you need to look for evergreen topics which will be useful for people to read for years to come. If you want a quick buck, write about a specific product or similar.
RealityBomb: Take a look at a sampling of success stories we've compiled:
These are by no means all the successful Hubbers on the site, nor are they typical (most people don't have the perseverance to continue to publish without an immediate reward), but they certainly demonstrate what is possible if you continue to write high-quality content.
Many of them have said explicitly that they don't do keyword research or SEO work like backlinking, so those are not necessary. However, writing high-quality content seems to be the recurring theme.
Which reminds me of someone who recently said that they tried HP out, didn't make any money, gave up and forgot about it. I forget whether they said they were surprised when a check from Google arrived many months later or they just happened to check their stats, but the lesson was that just leaving their stuff here actually made them money they did not expect.
Yes, that's true! We've heard that quite a few times.
We've also included the traffic trend graphs in the success stories section, to demonstrate that traffic continues to build over time. Most people assume that once the initial (mostly internal, HubPages-based) traffic subsides after a few days or weeks, that their Hubs will stop getting traffic, when, in fact, the traffic growth has just begun at that point.
I do use keyword and SEO techniques and believe they help, but I have mixed feelings about backlinking. I had rather others do this for me if my article merits the compliment. If not, too bad for me and I'll try to do better with the next hub!
In my experience, if you write a quality hub that focuses on a "new" - "popular"
BUT low competition topic, you can get an extreme surge of traffic.....They may not be very long term though...
The CPC worth of the keyword, the quality of the writing and the competition you face from other writers (as well as a few other factors) play a part in deciding how much money a person can earn from Adsense.
But rest assured, if you made X amount of good quality hubs and abandoned them for six months, you should continue to earn money from them provided you continued to get traffic.
Let me tell you how things have worked for me.
I have done almost nothing in the last six months. I havent written a hub, only a few comments, no articles and no backlinking but still six months later now that I am back I am earning more with Hubpages then I was 6 months ago.
You can read this however you want but if you keep working your earnings will keep building.
From what I understand (according to a Hubpage Staff comment some months back) most hubs reach their optimal income potential after about 3 years of having been published, so don't be surprised if for a year or so you earn very little, and then it starts to take off as the various hubs hit their 'peak'.
I believe this to be true, but just to cheer up anyone who is a bit put off by a three year wait, some hubs take off right from the start (maybe 3%?) and some hubs reach good traffic within 6-9 months of publication.
This is such an old thread. the contents of which I think are probably not relevant anymore.
"Each will provide various other services/products and so are definitely not running to the lone purpose of jogging AdSense."
And that is a featured hub?
When other people who produce good content are having their hubs made invisible to search engines by the bucket-load?
Edit: at least I had the satisfaction of flagging it.
I agree @theraggededge - it is a bit confusing having such old threads coming up as 'live' on my feed!
by Steve Andrews4 years ago
When it was first introduced I was annoyed by it but made an effort to tweak my hubs to get them out of Idle status. Now, a whole load have got zzs against them again and many of them are hubs that at one point were...
by sam2435416 months ago
I have just started, so I dont expect it in the near future, but how many hubs, or how many months before you start making money? How much traffic is considered to be good traffic? Right now I am getting...
by alternativeto2 years ago
Hey guys, i think HubPages is losing it's rank on Google, i have multiple accounts here and all are experiencing decreased traffic by 50% !!! . Anyone experiencing similar problems? Or did Google introduce any new...
by DJ Funktual8 years ago
I will teach anyone, anything they want to know on how to make the best hubs if they can just expain to me what i'm doing wrong that they don't make any money. I'm betting that this is purely a computer knowledge...
by Paul Maplesden4 years ago
This is a long post, and I'd certainly appreciate you reading it, but for those adverse to large chunks of text and opinion, the TL;DR summary is:- HP thinks and acts as a business with a bottom line- They are making...
by badcompany997 years ago
Just curious on how long it takes to make a profit on the site.
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.