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Top Earners On Hubpages

  1. Fitter profile image74
    Fitterposted 7 years ago

    I think it would be great to make some kind of TOP 10 earners list on Hubpages.
    Make this list refresh once a day, and make an option "show in top" for each account.
    Also, make an option to show a nickname(not real profile name) or "anonymous".

    This step will be great(in my opinion, of course) because:
    - it motivates you to work harder
    - you can see how much more you can make with Hubpages
    - new Hubbers get immediatly proof that they can earn real money here
    - this will probably encourage more people to sign up and start making great hubs
    - the more good Hubs being promoted - the better trust from Google we all have

    Hubbers, what dou you think?

    1. rockinjoe profile image87
      rockinjoeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think you work for the IRS

      1. SweetiePie profile image83
        SweetiePieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It makes me leery also.

      2. compu-smart profile image79
        compu-smartposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol i don't like this idea....

        Curiosity killed the cat big_smile

    2. ASHWINSPGA profile image60
      ASHWINSPGAposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What about the cons?
      In this complex internet not all will get motivated. A good percentage will have the green eyes which can lead to alot of negative reactions like silently bycotting top earning hubbers hubs, petty flagging etc
      When we are new its a known fact it takes time to establish oneself. Patiently building your hubs and once in a while read a success story in the forums can motivate someone but seeing the earnings of top hubbers everyday and get constantly reminded of the difference make even the most patient and optimistic lose hope.
      I think its a bad idea and would prefer to keep my Hubpages earning within analatyics

      1. Fitter profile image74
        Fitterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That's why we need an ability to be anonymous. If you can choose a separate nickname without any connection between your real hubs, it's totally safe.

        You see, I used to manage few affiliate programs with 3000+ partners, and TOP10 always perform well.

        1. rockinjoe profile image87
          rockinjoeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          If you posted anonymously about your earnings, you could be making up your figures. I don't see the point.

    3. Trsmd profile image61
      Trsmdposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So that people can ask them to send some share of income to others..


      some can get advice about how is it possible?

  2. Fitter profile image74
    Fitterposted 7 years ago

    Nope )

    Using TOP10 is a usual practice for affiliate programs to stimulate their members. Hubpages is a kind of affiliate or revenue share program too.

    IRS do their job when you recieve a check )

  3. Ashley Tyler profile image73
    Ashley Tylerposted 7 years ago

    I think it is a good idea. I always wonder what others are making here and where my earnings are compared to them. I also think it would encourage others to write better hubs more often.

  4. Princessa profile image87
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

    I think it is commom -vulgar- talking about how much you or any other person earns.  I hate when people ask that question.  If   anything, it only encourages jealousy.

  5. Whitney05 profile image68
    Whitney05posted 7 years ago

    Where it may motivate some people, it would probably make others hopeful and after a month of making maybe $10 get frustrated and leave because they're not making what the top 10 are making.

    If you want to display the top 10 earners, why would you then decide to make it anonymous? What would be the point in that? I can sit here right now and type up 10 random names and 10 random numbers and say that's what the top 10 earners are making, and in a way that would do the same thing as to what you're proposing... I dunno...

    I wouldn't like the idea... I think if the real s/n are used, that it would encourage people to copy their content and repost it somewhere because of the sentiment "well, what he's writing must be top dollar, so I'll use it and make what he's making."

  6. gamergirl profile image62
    gamergirlposted 7 years ago

    No.  No top 10's.  All a top 10 list does is divert more traffic and attention to people who've learned how to tweak for top dollar, while pushing the gems and awesome finds that may not make any money at all on Hubpages to the bottom shelf.


  7. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    Abolutely not! It's no one's business.

  8. Prince Maak profile image81
    Prince Maakposted 7 years ago

    This isn`t a good idea at all to disclose the earnings of hubbers, It is better to keep one`s earnings confidential. What if only a handful are able to make good and the rest not. This idea may affect the hubbers who produce good quality hubs and doesn`t make much.

    Think about it.

    Pr. M.A.A.K

  9. coolprince profile image60
    coolprinceposted 7 years ago

    no. thanks. (not that you'd see my name up there).

  10. Sufidreamer profile image81
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    Don't like it - some of us are here to write, rather than just make money (although most of us do have adsense!). This will cause a dilution of quality, like the article and ezine sites, where poorly written but keyword rich articles monopolize the rankings.

  11. Benson Yeung profile image80
    Benson Yeungposted 7 years ago

    Oh, no. This might turn into the top 100 and top 1000 earners in time. How embarassing should that happen and I'm still not on the list.

  12. Research Analyst profile image80
    Research Analystposted 7 years ago

    Well according to this ad for Topical Writers on Hubpages,

    Quote: "How much money can I make writing on HubPages? Obviously this is a very common question that we get a lot and the best way to answer it is that it depends upon the quality of content that you write and it also depends upon whether or not you stick with it for longer than a week. We have a few authors making over $2,000/month, but we have literally hundreds of writers making anywhere from $25-$100/month - it all just depends what you can dedicate to it." http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/wri/954068263.html

    So with the range being $100 dollars a month to $2,000 dollars a month, this should keep you motivated.

  13. mdvaldosta profile image60
    mdvaldostaposted 7 years ago

    Since HubPages rotates your own affiliate / earning codes - they have no way of knowing exactly what you earn (only what they earn from your hubs). Traffic.. sure they could track that - but not precise earnings unless they took the full 100% cut and sent you your payment on their word (like Squidoo)... but I'd rather keep things the way they are.