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.
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.
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.
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
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"!!
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:)
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
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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