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?
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
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.
So that people can ask them to send some share of income to others..
some can get advice about how is it possible?
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 )
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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