Pay Day from Google
My First Check
It Arrived in Six Days
THERE IT IS! My first pay check from Google arrived on the last day of January, 2011. After twenty one months of writing and 154 hubs, I was able to celebrate my first $100.00 payment. It is a breakthrough for me.
I seriously began writing hubs in the late Fall of 2009, after determining that I could be passionate about my writing and enjoy it. After reading and gathering information, I applied to Amazon and signed up with Google. It has been fun to see their ads on my page and the enhancement they provide to my hubs!
My reader following has grown and so have the Google clicks that are so important to the writer. In the beginning, my readers were mainly from Hubpages. They were not responding to the Google ads. As I continued to write, the number of Google readers increased and so did my clicks.
With only a few ad clicks each month in the beginning, I was not making much money. In fact, I was making less than ten dollars a month. Gradually the dollar amount per month has increased. I continue to see small increases in my monthly totals on a regular basis.
Google notified me that they were disbursing the check on January 24th and it was received within the week. Good job Google!
My purpose here is to unveil some of the mystery surrounding Google and their payments. I believe that there are a lot of new Hubbers out there who want to know in detail about making money with Google. My advice is to write and keep on writing.
I used to cover my hubs with Amazon ads and leave little room for Google to advertise. My theory has changed. Google is going to pay me. I have had no Amazon sales since I began, even with appealing merchandise at great prices. If my readers are ordering, they are not ordering through my website. I will continue to use Amazon ads to enhance my hubs and keep my fingers crossed that one day Amazon sales will add to my earnings!
I am hoping that with time and more published hubs, Google will increase my ratings and the amount they pay per ad on my page. One click can provide cents on the dollar or several dollars, with higher ratings. This increase in rating can raise my revenue totals more quickly.
I'm looking forward to the next payment from Google! My records show an increased total for the month of January. If that pattern continues, my next check should be issued around May, though I won't spend it before I get it!
I continue to remember the reason that I first began writing. It is exciting to write on various topics of interest and to network with other hub authors. May I encourage you today to keep writing and sharing your life and interests. As a fellow writer, I love reading your hubs! Thanks for sharing!