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First Hubpages Payment

Updated on February 6, 2013

Finally, after three months of hubbing and fighting off my laziness, I finally reached the minimum payout by the month of April. By April, I earned more than $50 on Hubpages ad program.

I tried to post about one hub a day but I can't keep up with it as there are days that I have work at night too so all the time I have would be to take some sleep so I can be ready for my another night shift job. But still, whenever I have time I would still visit Hubpages, comment back, and stroll around even if I can't hub. Or, I would start a draft and just finish and publish it later on, just for me to at least had something started.

I had slowed down on hubbing for the month of April and this month, May. Last April was because I had done night shift for about two weeks aside from my day job and also because of writers block. I just can't think of what else to write about.

But for the month of May, still the same reason and I would say my laziness got into me when I saw that my traffic went down significantly, and that is getting about 30 to 50 visitors a day from having about almost 500 visitors in a day which had affected my earnings. With the almost 500 visitors, I am earning $1 a day and some lucky days I earn more than that but with the visitors I'm having as of now, I can barely earn .50/day.

Anyway, I decided to go log in to my Paypal account the other night as I was expecting some money coming in from Hubpages, and I was just so happy to see it was there already. With my Paypal having $10 and some cents, now it was $62.97 in total.


There's the $52.71 money from hubbing. Now this inspires me to make more hub and just continue on hubbing!


What did I do with the money?

Since my Paypal balance wasn't enough for the water pump I wanted from Ebay, and it would take few more days before my bank transfer goes through, I had used some of the money to purchased the water pump so I can start our home made bamboo fountain working.

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And for the record of my past three months, here's how my earnings went.

And like as I had mentioned in one of my hubs before, I had been a Hubpages member for 2 years but I was inactive and decided to make some hub and give it a try, January of this year. And since I got back to Hubpages 28th of January, the month was almost finish, I only earned .72 cents.

January, 2012: .72 cents

February: $6.15

March: 21.29

April: $24.53

May: 18.37

As tonight while writing this hub, I have $18.37 earnings, so I could say for the month my total earning would be almost $19 as like I said, my traffic had decreased significantly.

It was far for what I am aiming for the month, like reaching the $2 a day, but since I hasn't been active, I'd say this is what I get.

And with hubbing, I would just stick into creating hubs and learn more ways on how to improve Hubpages earnings. There's other hubbers here that serves as inspirations and they share tips and ways they use to improve their Hubpages earning experience.


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    • precy anza profile imageAUTHOR

      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      Maybe be more persistent emailing them? So far I hadn't got any problem with Paypal since I made an account. Or maybe try call them if they wouldn't help within the email, but if you were in the Philippines, making that call would cost you huh?! Anyway kuya, have you tried and make another Paypal account? I did some search just now to try and see if more than one account is allowed and so far I came across Paypal Help Center stating that having multiple account is allowed with the combinations of: having one personal and 1 premier, 1 personal and 1 business, and 1 premier and 1 business account. But in case you wanted to make another account, you have to use another email address and another bank account to link with it.

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      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I'm here again, Precy. I did an error when I tried a transaction, but that was years ago. A already emailed the PayPal staff regarding my issue but to no avail. :(

    • precy anza profile imageAUTHOR

      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      Thanks travel_man! :) Sorry to hear about that. What seems to be the trouble with your account on Paypal? And yes, maybe I, or some hubbers can suggest something about the problem. :)

    • travel_man1971 profile image

      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Congrats, Precy! I can't get the payments of HP Ad Program due to some issues on my PayPal account.

      Maybe you can please suggest some tips on how to remove it.

      Thank you in advance.

    • precy anza profile imageAUTHOR

      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      Thank you! (Salamat) ^-^' Working on my second one as I haven't been that active this past few months! But still, receiving the first payment was inspiring. :)

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      6 years ago from City of Catbalogan, W, Samar, Philippines

      Congratulations for the ad program adsense payout you've received thus far. Keep up writing and posting original pieces for additional trickle of on-line money. Mabuhay!

    • precy anza profile imageAUTHOR

      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      @ jpcmc: Yes! It was exciting :) And I probably be having my 2nd one in three months since earnings slowed down for me.

      @ Claudia: Thank you! :) And hope you get yours too. But I have to put a lot of work as well. It slowed down for me last month and this month.

      @Modern Lady: Thank you! I feel better with your comment as I thought 3 months was already a long waiting for a 1st payment ^-^'

      @ onlinecashdigest: Lol. Those where the months I was able to fight off my laziness to post. And it sure did paid off! :)

    • onlinecashdigest profile image


      6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      The time you are able to post one hub a day did it for you! Congratulations, I hope I can master enough energy to obtain the same results as you did in a single month. Like in the month of March and April.

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      Modern Lady 

      6 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Congratulations! You've gotten a lot done in a very short amount of time. You should be proud. I wish you lots more success!

    • Claudia Tello profile image

      Claudia Tello 

      6 years ago from Mexico

      Congratulations!!!! You have done very well, I am still working on getting my first payment after 56 Hubs, 196 followers and 17 months in Hubpages (although really 8 months of being actually involved in commenting and following other authors and doing SEO and keyword research).

      You have done very well! Thanks for the honest sharing of your HP earnings. Voted up, useful and interesting.

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      JP Carlos 

      6 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Congratulations percy. I'm sure it was exciting. I'm sure you'll see more of that in the coming days.

    • precy anza profile imageAUTHOR

      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      @Yougotme: Thank you! Glad that it inspires my fellow hubbers. ^-^'

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 

      6 years ago from Manila

      Galing! Thanks for this! It's pretty much inspiring! :)

    • precy anza profile imageAUTHOR

      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      @ Angelme566: Welcome to Hubpages then Angel! ^-^' Just continue on hubbing and stick around, you would be having your first payment too. :)

    • Angelme566 profile image


      6 years ago

      A very inspiring story since i am also new in this site , haven't also received any yet but willing to wait.

    • precy anza profile imageAUTHOR

      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      Thank you all! ^-^' And yes, this will add to the motivation! ^-^'

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      6 years ago from UK

      Congratulations! I hope it is the first of many.

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      Lisa McKnight 

      6 years ago from London

      Congrats and keep going.

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      Kim Lam 

      6 years ago from California

      Congratulations! I hope this lit some fire to motivate ya! ;-)

    • gchisnall profile image


      6 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      That's awesome! :D

    • dhannyya profile image


      6 years ago

      great job.inspiring article

    • onlinecashdigest profile image


      6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Congrats! More power to your hubbing!


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