You will have to put some serious work to make it a living but there is money to be made. You have to make sure its properly setup before you can start earning, including having the required information.
Scroll down about halfway, and on the right you will see a heading called "Affiliate Settings." There are quite a few articles there explaining the different ways of making money and how to get them set up.
Another way to find the learning center is to hover your mouse over your screen name in the black bar at the top of the screen. A gray drop-down menu box will pop up and you'll see an option for the learning center there.
I've seen several people profiled as HP success stories who are making more than $1000 per month. Thus, I do believe that $5000/month is possible, but it will probably take a massive amount of work to get to that level.
As to the question itself, although it seems to have given some people heartburn I don't have a problem with it. I see nothing wrong with someone trying to gauge the potential of the site and determine how much of their time and effort to devote to it.
I'd be doing nothing but firing shots in the dark.
I'd think that Sunforged made a ton with both - and he is certainly a huge amazon.com guy.
I don't see how he COULDN'T be a huge adsense guy too!
There is a profile here for a woman called "Isabella Snow" or something like that, and before she changed her profile to hide her accolades she had a traffic accolade for THIRTEEN MILLION PAGE VIEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'd guess she's the absolute QUEEN of this entire website - but of course that is speculation.
I no of nobody with better traffic stats - she's probably at twenty million page views now.
Nelle Hoxie comes to mind. She commented that before Panda and HP changes destroyed her here on HP she had met her goal of topping $5000 each month. Of course that was almost exclusively Amazon - Nelle never did truly learn the Adsense end of it, but no one was better than she was at Amazon sales.
I'm actually dead excited. A whole new life really. I am not happy about the reasons, but at this stage, hopeful that things are not as bad as I was told. If things are as bad, I will deal with it; that is my Mum and she stood by me when things were tough in my life.
I will forever be there in her life. Even when she doesn't know me. Even when she hates me, if she reaches that stage.
My Mum will never go into a home, not while she has me.
I never doubted you would do any less, Izzy. I wish your mom well. Mine's still wide open and driving these old dirt roads like a veteran, even though she's in her nineties! Her motto is "Better to wear out than rust out"!
It's never been my business to ask what other people earn, but considering that Hubpages is just one possible income stream online, no I'm pretty sure Nelle never saw a $5000 month with just HP either.
Most of these guys, Sunforged included, have a wide portfolio.
They may well earn a lot more than this, but not through HP alone.
No I would stick my neck out on this one, and say definitely not on HP alone.
BUT, HP may have given them good backlinks to other places and the combined income may well have exceeded this amount.
Because the people you are talking about were good writers too - what a combo, good writers AND SEO experts.
Nelle gave a lot of reasons for taking down her pages. One was that she had used her real name and was embarrassed to have her sales hubs online when her new venture- a Cape Cod info site- would also bear her real name.
She had other accounts on Hubpages which she said that she would keep.
I don't think Nelle's pages would have survived Panda after the sub domain shift. They were almost all ultra commercial of the kind that spells problems these days.
I guess for me personally, it seems like $5000 is impossible, but maybe there are some hubbers who earn that much. Nothing is impossible. It certainly doesn't hurt to shoot for $5000. After basically giving up and letting my first few sit for over a year and making maybe 50 cents a month, I have been working on adding hubs and it I'm appears I'm on target for $50 next month. After that I guess I could shoot for $500, and then why not $5000? It's a roller coaster, so who knows?
Enjoy?!! You've got be kidding!!! That's like officiating youth sports for the fun of it!!! Oh, wait, there should be enjoyment to it, too. Yes, you better enjoy writing here before expecting any monetary gain.
I've been here a bit under a month, posted 5 hubs and been answering and asking questions. I've only made $0.20 in that time. So I'm totally jealous of whoever is making $5000 a month or more! hope I can get there eventually
Since Google likes me again, I am now making enough each day to feed my family.... assuming that they would be willing to exist on two packs of ramen noodles a day... bought in the value pack...at the dollar store.
.... I did delete most of my Nelle hubs. It was just time for them to go. I have started a new website using my real name - which is Nelle Hoxie and it is about Cape Cod travel, culture and arts. I also want to write these kinds of hubs under my name as well. It just didn't seem like a good idea to me, to have people come here to read about Cape Cod and then see that I sell pressure cookers on the side. So the only hubs left are those relating to Cape Cod travel and the arts.
Well those Nelle hubs didn't stand the test of time. And no lrohner they weren't the ones I just edited. I've had it in the back of my mind for a while. So when the rules changed I worked on other identities first. When I saw how much work I have to do to make them first class hubs, I couldn't let them stay on my flagship identity.
Will, one thing she didn't want was her real name used in the forums as she was wanting to let it die off, and not front the search engines. Could you edit your post where you quoted Nelle? Nelle ***** should confuse Google.
As I said here my adsense earnings is not great as I don't know how to promotehttp://hubpages.com/forum/topic/1398But if you are good at promoting webpages you will do better than me and I will offer 100% of all adsense...