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2009 Ended With My Second Google Adsense Check

Updated on January 10, 2010

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I have been writing here for almost 2 years now, and until June 09 my work here at Hubpages were somehow scattered, to put plainly I didn’t know what I was doing here although I joined to write and make money, but there was no money coming from Google Adsense which was my main reasons of joining hubpages. It took 18 months to get my first check from Google, but for the second Check it has only taken four months to realized that

What I have learned

Being frustrated and not earning for almost 1 year I did quit for sometime before coming, my main reason of coming back was very simple, I wanted to earn some passive income and after doing some online research it seemed that Hubpages was enjoying writer’s approval and the kind of money people were making just by writing here

Lesson1: Treat it like a Business and not just like any Business

For me to make money and more money hear at hubpages, I have to treat it as a business and not just as any business but as e-commerce business, working with the power of leverage from those who have knowledge about hubpages

Lesson 2: Learn from my competitors rather than competing with them

Competing with hubbers here will force you to copy their writing styles which might not be easy, you will get distracted because keeping with the same pace will not be possible.

Lesson 3: Time is Money

The more quality and productive time I spend here at hubpages the more money I will be able to make. Spending most of the time here reading about SEO tricks and apply nothing from the lesson would not help me or any one. I realized I should spend more time doing article writing and learning from my articles, I will know which format is more effective and which is wasteful, what bringing me traffic and why that article is doing so well. Some of the SEO tricks here may not help you at all, but will consume your precious time implementing

Lesson 4: A reason of being here will keep you going

Having a compelling reason for being at hubpages will keep going even if others have left, but without any compelling reason, you chance of making money from any of the three affiliates here is minimal, if you here to try then you do not have a good reason that will see you get even your first check from Google or Amazon or even eBay

My main focus in 2010 is to double my 2009 effort and even earn more. Am here to make money and friends and I need to see my passive income comes reality by the end of 2010



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      Teresa Schultz 7 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Thanks, oderog.

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      oderog 7 years ago from Nairobi

      evolveasite great and patience is the key here, learning is the method and doing it is the vehicle to reach earning and makes some payout.

      Teresa Schultz It is also great to here your story here at hubapges and how you are progressing with your earning.

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      Teresa Schultz 7 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Good luck with reaching your goals by the end of 2010. Give yourself a pat on the back for hanging in there, and not giving up, when it took 18 months before you earned your first Google Adsense cheque. Many people give up trying. 12 months for me seemed so long, but 18 months is even longer. Like it was 4 months to your second cheque, mine was similar at 3 months later, and just recently I have received my third (also three months later.) I too hope to see a big improvement in my online earnings by the end of 2010.

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      evolveasite 7 years ago from United States

      I though Lesson 3 was helpful and couldn't agree more with you on that. I really like the hub a good encouraging hub to help me not give up. I am yet to earn my first check. You know how you will spend it I just made a hub on that check it out some time.

    • profile image 8 years ago from Somewhere on the highway....

      Work work work.....that's the only thing you have to it a day a month a year even years.....everyone seeks better days the only way you can do it is by working harder nice hub very inspirational

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      hubpageswriter 8 years ago

      I'm very inspired by this hub on Adsense especially.

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      kev8 8 years ago

      Great hub oderog. Your hubs about your success on hubpages have been a real sources of inspiration to me!Thanks!!Best of luck for 2010!

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      oderog 8 years ago from Nairobi

      Thanks The Specialist for leaving your comments, some earning money from Hubpages takes time with the affiliate like Google Adsense

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      The Specialist 8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your experience and tips. I like when hubbers share its journey about making money with hubpages it encourages me to keep writting here.

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      oderog 8 years ago from Nairobi

      creativeone59 - Thanks for your comment, I just wanted to let

      others know that it is possible to earn from Google Adsense

      even if it will take you three years or two years so long as

      you are consistent, it took me 18 months to get my first check from Google Adsense, but there are those who have made it within a short time

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      benny Faye Douglass 8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thanks for a great hub and valuable infromation. Godspeed. Creativeone59

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      oderog 8 years ago from Nairobi

      @fastfreta - Hope you get your first Google Adsense Check faster than I did, as part of writing am here to make money and improve on my writing skills and to learn and meet people from different places

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you, oderog for the encouragement to hang in there. I am a few dollars away from my first check, but that still might take a few months, at the rate I'm going. However at this point, the money is secondary to my reason for being here, although it started as the first reason, along the way I learned to love writing, so now I don't try so hard for the money. Anyway very good hub.

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      oderog 8 years ago from Nairobi

      suziecat7, with determination and persistence you will make it, First Google Adsense Check sometimes take quite long and it does varies, yours might take a shorter time than mine. But just keep writing quality hubs the rest will follow, as you mey know Google Adsense Checks are just by products of your raw materials in this case your quality hubs

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      suziecat7 8 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Ah, there is hope for me after all - thanks and congrats on your success.

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      oderog 8 years ago from Nairobi

      Thanks sarovai am just getting started and learning how to earn much from Google Adsense

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      sarovai 8 years ago

      Congrats oderog.You shown the way for others. Thank u.

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      oderog 8 years ago from Nairobi

      Thanks hafeezrm for your compliment, Am learning and implementing all the lessons acquired and I hope to make 2010 my break through year at hubpages and earn online. I also wish you success

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      hafeezrm 8 years ago from Pakistan

      Thanks for the tips. Seeing is believing. I can see your progress as I am following you since the day I joined Hubpages.

      Keeping going, I wish you good luck.