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First month on Hubpages - 0.58p

  1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    Just in case anyone else, like me, feels inadequate - that's what I made in my first month.  Ok, it's in English currency so that equates to rather more in dollar terms.

    A very small and quiet - woo hoo.

    1. warchild75 profile image45
      warchild75posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thats how i started out buddy,at one stage i was earning £4 a month every month for about 6 months and wondered what i was doing,now im earning 3 figures,keep at it buddy!!

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
        Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks friend.  It's interesting to hear a variety of experiences. Plus some hope for the future.

    2. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Made 91 cents my first month. 27 cents the second. smile

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
        Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Lol.  Excellent work there Mark!  Something to aim for, and an inspiration.

    3. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There will be more..There will be more..Congrats it is the start of many $$$$ sign

    4. kirstenblog profile image77
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think I made less with more hubs over a longer period hmm

      There is no where to go from here but up big_smile

      They say if you can make a penny online you can make £, if you can make a £ you can make 10 or 10,000, just rinse and repeat. Over time you will hit on big topics to write on and such smile

    5. profile image0
      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Imagine how good your statement makes us feel! That means if we don't make any money when we first join up (I have), then we don't feel so alone!

      Actually, it takes the pressure off, knowing I can just figure out how this works for six months without feeling bad that I'm not earning! smile

  2. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    the important thing is you have earned something. congrats smile

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks.  It has been the most enjoyable 58p I have ever earned.

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

        You earnt more than I did in my first month. And second month too I believe!

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
          Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Blimey!  Thanks WryLilt.  I'm a bit smug now.  58p.  In your face.

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

            I earnt over $190 in November. You were saying? tongue big_smile

            1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
              Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Whoops! A bit of a brash young newbie mistake there.  I am suitably squashed.

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

                I was waiting for the comeback of "Well by the time I get where you are, I should be earning double then, right?"

                1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
                  Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  No, I'm still new here.  The biting stuff doesn't get going until about six months in.  About the time I usually get banned.

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

                    Ah. Well don't get banned, we'll have to start calling you Mark Knowles then. And we'll only have Shadesbreath left to amuse us!

      2. ThomasE profile image82
        ThomasEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I started about the same time as you, and in my first month I earned 46p only, but it would have helped if I got round to putting affiliates on my account sooner. I just assumed with next to no traffic I wouldn't get any clicks.

        Apparently, my work is so horrendous; people click anything blue just to get off my hubs.

        Cool wink

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
          Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Nice theory ThomasE. You've been very busy in 4 weeks.

          1. ThomasE profile image82
            ThomasEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, Mark; to be honest I think I have only worked medium hard so far. I didn’t publish much for two weeks; I was just working out a plan, and reading the forum. I could have done a lot more.

        2. Pcunix profile image89
          Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If only HP would let us use flashing red headlines, perhaps we all could affect our readers in this way.

          I don't think insulting them works - they just leave without clicking anything.  The idea is to make them nauseous and perhaps dizzy so that they accidentally buy something on their way out.

          On the serious side - I have seen Adsense increase every month I have been here.  Amazon seems to be picking up a very tiny bit also although I still have months where I don't meet their measly $10 transfer requirement.

          I am very interested to read of people doing well with Amazon. It is something that has never done much for me at my main site, so it hasn't really been on my radar.  I need to start looking at that more seriously.

          1. ThomasE profile image82
            ThomasEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I guess it is how you look at things, PCUnix. I didn't say that I wanted my work to be horrendous, but it is nowhere near as good as I want it to be. I look on sales hubs as a useful service: you are trying to find good products that you would use yourself, and then find people who need the thing you are selling.

            Most of the people who make good money here on sales hubs add some kind of value to the internet.

            But, this is my first month doing this kind of writing... my purpose is to get very good at this particular form of writing. That doesn't mean I'm there yet, and it would be supremely arrogant of me to assume anything else.

            I had no intention to write for adsense, and it surprises me when anyone clicks adsense on my hubs.

            1. Pcunix profile image89
              Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I am wondering if you misunderstood?  I was not being serious in the first two paragraphs.

              I wouldn't worry much about writing for Adsense.  There are rare cases where Adsense will misinterpret your content, but usually they will not.  If they do, it may or may not be possible to fix: I did a page that mentioned string theory and got guitar ads smile

    2. profile image0
      TopUniverseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Excellent point, I got $1 in the first month that is a real booster to anyone.

  3. evvy_09 profile image81
    evvy_09posted 6 years ago

    tongue I'm at $2 now for the past 3 monthes so you got me beat

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks evvy, we can start a competition.  $5 by Xmas 2011.

      1. evvy_09 profile image81
        evvy_09posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I see your $5 and raise you $6 haha

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
          Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I have reported your comment.  TOS states no reference to gambling.

          Of course not.  It was a joke.  Sort of.  Now I have explained the fun out of it.

  4. Karanda profile image85
    Karandaposted 6 years ago

    Woo hoo to you Mark, you deserve it, well you deserve more actually, but I'm sure it will only get better for you. Always a good read and a laugh on your hubs.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Karanda. Most (would be) comedians die broke and depressed.  One out of two ain't bad.

  5. CASE1WORKER profile image84
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    just keep up the good work

    My cynical husband laughed at my pences and then this month it was a  lot better and he became interested!
    with "so really if you left it there and did nothing, it would still earn?"
    ME.."YEAH"
    HIM " That's ok then"!!

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I too have an audience of home cynics.  Anyway good luck to you - let's show them!

  6. CMHypno profile image89
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    Also more than I made in my first month!  Keep at it and in a couple of months you can buy me a glass of wine with your earnings to celebrate! smile

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks CMHypno - I'm glad I shared!   It's nice to know that others had the same experience.  Keep the faith and all that.

  7. profile image0
    Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago

    Well done! In the five months since I first came to HP and discovered adsense, I have made $0.61 Australian.
    That equates to about 34p.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's fabulous Toby!  I feel a certain competitive element entering this thread.  Anyone less than 34p in five months?

      Edit:  You did mean five months not weeks?  I checked your profile?  No cheating on this matter now, it's important.

      1. profile image0
        Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No, months. I closed my original account so I could write here as myself.

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
          Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          That's cool, and I apologise for implying you were a charlatan and a vagabond on a public forum.

          1. profile image0
            Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hey, not a problem! I have seen a lot worse posted about people in the forums. smile

  8. cre8tive profile image80
    cre8tiveposted 6 years ago

    I made a whopping £1.59 in my first year on Hubpages ~ I know ~ go me .... however ...that was with one hub which wasn't optimised at all (hadn't even heard the word keyword when I wrote it).

    A year later when I came back (August this year) I started looking at it more seriously, thought there was something in it, started writing 'proper like' in Sept and made Adsense payout in Novemeber (well I hope so, just waiting for it to be verified).

    Be very proud of your 58p, as it'll soon be much more:)

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks... and well done to you.  I can see the work you have put in.

  9. Kangaroo_Jase profile image83
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    0.08 cents 1st month and 0.27 cents 2nd month. So don't become discouraged.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Kangaroo Man.  It's been great sharing the starting points from others on this thread, kind of uplifting.

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image83
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Mark,

        If you feel you can write for this site and wanna earn a few biscuits along the way, just hang around long enough to reap what you sow.

        All those cents kind of start to come a little quicker and more often as time goes by. Which yes, is nice and kinda uplifting too.

  10. Diffugere_nives profile image79
    Diffugere_nivesposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations! I started writing hubs 5 weeks ago and so far adsense gives me estimated earnings of £1.69 so suddenly feeling quite pleased with myself! smile shows we can all do it let's keep going!

  11. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    Well, Mark, I've done a little digging over at Amazon and found that with your HP earnings so far, you can buy a whole bunch of very useful things:

    - disposable earplugs are only $.45
    - Cover Girl lip tint is going for $.01 (always useful)
    - an 11"x17" copy of the Desiderata poem on parchment for your office
    - Disney Princess rubber band bracelets -- what fun!
    - a 3M lint roller

    You're welcome! smile

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Excellent Irohner!  I lolled, and then was captivated.  What a great selection. You've ticked all my boxes with that stuff.

      However, having had a sarcastic email from Amazon this morning saying something about not selling anything on my affiliate and do I need help - I am not planning on a visit at the mo'.

      1. lrohner profile image85
        lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's "L"rohner to you, Mark. smile

        Let me suggest an appropriate reply to Amazon:

        Dear Amazon,

        Thank you for your kind email. I would love to take you up on your offer of assistance.

        Please select the ten best-selling items on Amazon that pay out the highest commissions. Then encode my affiliate ID into each of those products on your site so that I can maximize my earnings.

        Thanks much and have a great day!

        Mr. Ewbie

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
          Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for pointing if the "L" thing.

          It's a good letter, but I think I'll just hope they don't cross me off their affiliates list.

          Or see what I have done with some of their products.

          1. CMHypno profile image89
            CMHypnoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Are you going to share about what you have done with some of Amazon's products?  All ears!!

            1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
              Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I wish.  But I can't promote my own hubs.  That message you get about self promotion freaks me out every time I think about posting. 

              Let's say that in certain pieces I have used the Amazon advert as an addition to the 'humour' rather than an honest (is there an honest?) way to sell something.

              It also means I can have appropriate pictures to stretch the meagre text without copyright issues. 

              And of course you never know, someone might buy something one day.

              1. CMHypno profile image89
                CMHypnoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I thought that it was going to be more scandalous than that! LOL smile

  12. Ultimate Hubber profile image81
    Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago

    This might give you some inspiration. smile

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes indeed.  It was that that prompted this thread - an alternative view.

      But wow, a thousand dollars a month - that would be nice.  A lot of hard work and learning lays ahead.

      1. Ultimate Hubber profile image81
        Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You are rite. I am nowhere near that even after 17 months on HP. But I do make some money elsewhere on the web also.

  13. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 6 years ago

    I just checked: my first month here I made $.74 and the month after that 5.50.

    Not every month was a growth month, but overtime it has been 1000 times better.

  14. Hestia DeVoto profile image60
    Hestia DeVotoposted 6 years ago

    I just got through my first month here and made $8.46!  I don't quite know what I'm doing right (since it was all AdSense) but I hope I can keep doing it.

  15. waynet profile image49
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    Made a few cents in my first year, a few dollars in my second year and then I took it seriously and focused on stuff for my 3rd and nearly 4th year and still trying to make something out of them earlier experimental hubs. Now I'm making money off these hubpages and my other blogs combined making a part time income that is live-able!

 
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