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1st Payout Received!!

  1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
    Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago

    I am so excited!!  After reading the posts here I decided to look at my bank account, YES!!!  I received my Google Adsense payment!!  I knew I had reached my threshold at the end of December but thought I had to wait to be notified...

    Now dealing with the bank is going to be another story.... Sometime ago apparently they have changed policies and are now charging a monthly maintenance fee of $5...  My earnings could be eaten up quickly with that!! 

    Might just go with a credit union...  Trying to keep my HubPages earnings separate from my regular income, for tax purposes...

    But I got paid!!  YAY!!

    1. Mercredi profile image61
      Mercrediposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations! How long did it take you to make it to the $100 payout?

      1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
        Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It took just a little over 5 months to reach the $100 goal.  But I also had over 100 Hubs by that time.

        Thanks!

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          ssaulposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          wow congrats, it take a lot more months for many people to reach a payout! smile

          1. itech profile image53
            itechposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            You changed your profile Picture, You Seem,s to be Real Now.

        2. Kekemapa profile image60
          Kekemapaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Congrats! I can't wait to reach that goal.

          1. Pcunix profile image90
            Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It took me 8 months. But I am not sweet like Susie G. smile

    2. ImChemist profile image60
      ImChemistposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      congratulation!! , keep working and you get more .

      1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
        Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks!  Trying for sure!!

    3. tectonic profile image60
      tectonicposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely fantastic. Keep it up, yo

      1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
        Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks!!

    4. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I hate banks.

      My bank hits me with a $16 fee every time I drop below $5,000.00 - even if it was just for an hour or two and the average daily balance is two or three times that!  I get so angry when that happens because they make a lot of money when my balance is high (as it often is).

      I would switch if all the ACH stuff wasn't such a pain to redo.

      Congrats on your payout!

      1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
        Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks!! 

        I wish I could say for sure when the next payout was going to be, they said they wouldn't charge me a fee if I had a monthly deposit....  So... still not sure what I'm going to do...

        Yes, I hate banks too!!  But it seems ya gotta have 'em..

    5. iamalegend profile image74
      iamalegendposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      congrats. smile

    6. Alhamora profile image52
      Alhamoraposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      congratulations. More will come soon. smile

      1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
        Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank You!  Working on continuing to earn!

    7. lanealanea profile image60
      lanealaneaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good for you!that's neat.:-)

      1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
        Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks!

  2. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations Susie!

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks!  Now to work on the 2nd payout!!  LOL

  3. itech profile image53
    itechposted 5 years ago

    YuHoo... Congratulationsss!!! Way to go.

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks!!

  4. melpor profile image88
    melporposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations Sweetsusieg. Still waiting for my first payout. I am almost there.

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks!  You'll get there!!

  5. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Hey friend!
    I am so excited for you! Thanks for sharing your success, as it helps all of us know HP works if you work it! And you do!
    Keep up the awesome hubbing. MM

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks MM!!  I was hoping that one day I'd get paid for my words!  LOL  At least now I know that it isn't wasted breath... In my case wasted carpel tunnel!!  LOL

  6. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Way to go, Susie!  You have done very well to earn payout this early.  It's a great feeling isn't it?  This online thing actually works! smile

    Even better, what everyone says about the second payout is true; it comes faster.  I've earned my second payout in December (the check was made yesterday) after earning the first in October at about 5 months.

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sweet!!  It's good to know that!  Keeping my fingers crossed!!

      Thanks for the words of encouragement!

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No need to cross fingers.  Anyone that writes as many quality hubs as you have has the drive to do it.

  7. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    Congratulations,that is ever so quick, well done smile

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Misty!  BTW, your words yesterday in my e-mail made me feel SO good!!  Thank you!

  8. CASE1WORKER profile image84
    CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

    well done. I am hoping to get there in the next few weeks

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      WTG!!  You will get there!!  Keep on writing!!

  9. Gypsy48 profile image75
    Gypsy48posted 5 years ago

    Congrats! Well done.

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Gypsy!

  10. KristenGrace profile image61
    KristenGraceposted 5 years ago

    Woohoo! Congratulations.  Certainly well deserved - You've been working so hard at HP!!

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank You Kristen!  My family thought I was nuts for writing so much... Now... Well they aren't saying anything other than "Whatcha gonna buy me?"  LOL

      1. KristenGrace profile image61
        KristenGraceposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Haha.  Same here.  My mom still doesn't believe people can make money off writing online...

  11. Dusty Snoke profile image87
    Dusty Snokeposted 5 years ago

    Sweetsusieg, yeah for you. I was excited  because I made .4 today. That is the highest amount I have made in one day, but it has only been 7 weeks. I am now more excited for you. Keep writing those great hubs.

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Dusty, YAY!!  every penny adds up!  It's all a matter of time now!  Keep on writing!!

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    Travis_S_Musicposted 5 years ago

    That's great! (: I have yet to earn a thing on here haha, of course I barely started. And sadly it may not last much longer for me, when I start college in the summer and have a job and all that fun stuff to start learning how to deal with! Maybe someday though tongue

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That is where the 'residual' part comes in.  Make lots of good quality Hubs, that people like to read.  The web crawlers will pick them up and you will make income while you are at college!  That's the beauty of HubPages, once you get started it keeps working for you!

  13. kannanwrites profile image82
    kannanwritesposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations Sweetsusieg, it is still a distant dream for me.

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It will come, it just takes time.  I turned it into a 'full time' job, I not only write but also promote my work on facebook, twitter, myspace I have a couple blog sites that I promote my work on also. 

      Its sort of the same as writing a Novel or book of any sort.  You write a hard copy, then comes the hard part, getting people to read it.  First you would have to get an agent, then have the agent convince the publishers that it is worthy of being read, then comes the marketing.  It might be fun to go on tour of book stores, get people to buy your book, then sign your work...  BUT you aren't writing while doing this.

      Just my take on how it all works!!

      Thanks... You'll get there!!

      1. kannanwrites profile image82
        kannanwritesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You made it crystal clear for me. Hearty thanks for your your reply.

        1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
          Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Not a problem!

  14. Ellarose92 profile image61
    Ellarose92posted 5 years ago

    Congrats!!

    1. Barbara Kay profile image83
      Barbara Kayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations! Keep it up.

      1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
        Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Barbara!!  Working on doing just that!

    2. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Ella!!

  15. Rastamermaid profile image72
    Rastamermaidposted 5 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4511896_f248.jpg


    Good for you and keep up the good work!

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks!!  Love the pic too!!

  16. Richieb799 profile image63
    Richieb799posted 5 years ago

    6 months! took me 8-9!

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Is that bad??

  17. JD Barlow profile image60
    JD Barlowposted 5 years ago

    congratulations Sweetsusieg! I'm still working towards my first payout.

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks!!  It will come!!  Just a little time is all that is needed!!

  18. sofs profile image87
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    Congrats Susie!! way to go!!

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks!!

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    TopUniverseposted 5 years ago

    Congrats Sweetsusieg. I am wishing you for getting regular payout.

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Me top TopUniverse!  From you lips to God's ears!!

  20. Kidgas profile image78
    Kidgasposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations.  The second one truly will occur more quickly.

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Kidgas, I surely hope so!  Some days are better than others on Google.

  21. figment profile image71
    figmentposted 5 years ago

    http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRq694Kdb3NJcWe3Ze5uKLKKHr2U7IerIw8On6iZfjwtMsbyXfZOw&t=1

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the picture!!  I feel like I got an award now!!

  22. Ultimate Hubber profile image78
    Ultimate Hubberposted 5 years ago

    Well done! you made it before many others! smile

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks.  I feel very fortunate about this, since most of my Hubs are common sense, or about some issue rather than sales Hubs.

  23. Karanda profile image84
    Karandaposted 5 years ago

    Fantastic achievement in such a short time. Well done! smile

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Karanda!!

      1. janey_may79 profile image60
        janey_may79posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Any recommendations, I hear alot of talk about big payouts and I would love to see results in my bank account.  I have been stuck at 5.00 forever and would love to see it go to hundreds!

        1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
          Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          LOL, no not a clue as to what has been paying and what hasn't.  I've tired to figure it out and can't seem to do so.  I have many Hub's on many different subjects.  My 'sales' type Hubs don't seem to do well at all.  I just finished one that I thought 'might' have a few $$$ signs in the stats... but no, only 1 $ sign.  So I have given up trying to write for the $$$ and just write what I have on my mind and hope it does well.

          1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
            Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I see you have 3 Hubs and have been here for just 2 weeks... If you have $5 you are doing VERY well.  It took me almost a month just to get $1.

            During this time I was writing at least 1 Hub per day!  Sometimes more.  By the end of my first 30 days I had 45 Hubs.

          2. Pcunix profile image90
            Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Enable Analytics.  That will show you exactly what has been working and what has not.  The $$$ stuff is just a guess - pretty much meaningless.

            1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
              Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Oh, I did.. It's kind of confusing though.  I does show what has been viewed etc...  I thought the $$$ meant the ads that are placed, and if they are good paying ads...  Oh well, I think it's supposed to be confusing so we get paid what they want to pay us and we can't complain!

              I have noticed a decline in pay from one of what I though was a higher paying Hub.  My 1st Mystery dinner hub, I'd get clicks on that when it was googled,, I noticed one particular pay was $1.67 being repeated (not sure which ad etc...) but since the 1st of the year, have been having loads visitors on that Hub yet max is .22 cents... I have thought that was odd...

              1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Kudos to you for your success! smile

                You should make the next payout in half the time or less, depending on your hubs.

  24. emievil profile image83
    emievilposted 5 years ago

    Congrats!

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks!

  25. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 5 years ago

    Congratz Susie - here's to many more big $ payouts, and monthly ones too smile

    1. Sweetsusieg profile image83
      Sweetsusiegposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Whoo-hooo!!  Thanks!!  Love them cheers!!

  26. janey_may79 profile image60
    janey_may79posted 5 years ago

    Thank you, the 5.00 is from my other blog on bloggers.  Before I came across the wonderful hubpages I was using blogger with adsense.  Now I am kinda doing your idea of writing multiple hubs to see if that will bring a broader revenue of money.  I know that people make alot of money using adsense and I would love to see a great turn around.  So I guess I will keep tapping the keys on my keyboard and hoping!  :-0
    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4445702_f248.jpg

    That is what I would like to see in my living room wouldn't you?  A big stack of money from Adsense,kontera, google and other affiliates!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      As almost any of us who make monthly payout will tell you, it is a snowball effect. smile

      1. janey_may79 profile image60
        janey_may79posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        thank you for the info!  smile

 
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