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First Payout from Hubpages $111.40 : How I've Earned My First Payout

Updated on November 15, 2012

After more than four month’s hubbing I have succeeded to get my first payout of $111.40. I am so much excited! It is true now and though I learned long ago that I shall be paid closely the actual payment on PayPal is a thrilling thing! I shall be much happier when PayPal will transfer it to my Bank Account. According to the rules of our country I shall not use this money online straight through PayPal. Though $111.40 is not a lot of money but I think it is great as a first time payment, what do you think folks?

Let us discuss how I earned it.

My Balance History

I am writing with HubPages from 16th of January. At that time I was a novice and knew nothing about writing appropriate hubs to bring traffic.

At the end of January my balance was only $1.32. Most of it came from HP Ad program ($1.26). Rest, $0.06 came from eBay.

February saw few more hubs from me and the money grew a little bit. It was $5.70 from HP and $0.11 from eBay.

March is notable for significant earning boost: HP $32.97 and eBay $2.52

April is better: HP Ads $61.74 and eBay $7.04.

I am so scared! I am not sure that it is allowed to publicize my balance history or not! If it is kind of breaking of rules then please drop a comment and I shall edit this Hub.

My Highest Paying Days

According to my reports my highest paying day in HP was 24rd May, 2012. I got a total of $8.11 on that day. They 2nd highest paying day was 23rd May, 2012. It was $7.64.

My! I am losing money! After that my income has dropped to $5.50 to $6 a day!

My lowest income on a day here is $0.04 and I have succeeded to get to this distinguished mark in more than single times.

What about Google Adsense?

I am a total flop here. The amount earned here is so little that it is unwise to tale here. At first, I thought it may be my fault. But after searching in HubPages I have come to know that after enabling HP Ad Program Adsense dries up. It is a common experience.

What is your experience?

eBay Revenue:

My experience with eBay affiliate sales program is mixed. I got a regular CPC income from them. A total sale of 40 is in my credit. But, as far as my knowledge I shall get no commission.

I have no account with Amazon affiliate sales and do not know they accept non-US either. Anybody who knows please inform me about Amazon: is it better than eBay?

My Future Targets:

Future is what which cannot be foretold easily. But though everybody has some future plans. I do have a future plan about my HubPages income.

I want to earn $200+/ month on HubPages within September. I am now close to $150/month. I know it is a tough job to do. I shall have to write more hubs and make them popular.

I have less than 50 hubs till now and shall have to increase it manifolds to earn a decent amount of money.

I want to add another 100 hubs this year.

Source

Future of HubPages:

I like and love HP very much but am a bit worried about its health. I know it is a bit sick now. The big G with all those Pandas and Penguins has ravaged the beautiful garden of this site. I have known from the musings of the older hubbers about those golden pre-panda days! I might have been earned more!

I think the sub-domain system is very good to prevent Panda damage. But, this system shall definitely bring total traffic down. It is because; individual sub-domains will have much lesser authority than the main HP site. Our hubs will be considered separate web sites not as a part of HP. So, getting top position on SERPs will be tougher.

Despite of that I hope that HubPages will remain there and will be stronger in the future.

If you notice the Alexa report graph you shall see that after much up down and big sliding the traffic to HP is now a bit steady.

HubPages vs Squidoo

Which among these you like most?

See results

What about Other Platforms?

I started as a blogger on BlogSpot. Now, I am a hubber. Where shall I go to diversify?

I have a Squidoo account but not very comfortable there.

What about buying a domain to open my own website? What do you think about it?

I am a bit backed to do it by thinking that it will be much tougher than HP to bring any significant traffic to my own brand new site. I think I also should have to learn the basics of web languages like Ajax, Java or CSS to create a good website.

Please give me your advice.

Join HubPages

If you are a guest not a member of this website then I shall advice you to join HubPages.

From my experience I am assuring you that you can make money here.

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      jhendor 4 years ago

      I am a bit surprised to learn that you are making some good money from hubpages more than adsense. I have not enrolled for the hubpages program and i think i should right away. Thanks for the info

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Yes, jhendor you should enable HP Ad Program.

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      Christabel Evans 4 years ago from England, UK

      Congratulations!!! Four months and you are earning this amount of money. Very encouraging. I just received my first payout too, but compared to the number of hubs that you have. You can set up your own website or blog without knowing html, java or any of the programming languages. You can compose any article on blogspot, or try free google site before you register a domain name with them. All you have to do in free google site is to replace the information there with your own content. Instructions on how to set it up is there. I wish you all the best.

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      Vrijdag Pages 4 years ago

      Can I ask, what is your secret?

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      Milli 4 years ago from USA

      Wow! Congratulations on your success.

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Congratulations. You sound very knowledgeable in this hub. Good luck on future ventures.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Do you think it is much tougher to run an website by my own and get it on a good position on SERP? @bizwin?

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      The secret is nothing but writing hubs and waiting...lol...@Vrijdag

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you very much for encouraging me @livingpah

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      I am very much obliged @wetnosedogs

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      gamesnepal 4 years ago from Kathmandu, Nepal

      You did a great job at hubpages.

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      tipstoretireearly 4 years ago from New York

      You're off to an excellent start! Congratulations.

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      RichardPac 4 years ago from Sunny Florida!

      I tried my own domains with a Wordpress blog, but traffic was next to bill.. :(

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Wow, you really did a great job!

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you unknown spy

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Congratulations on your ongoing success my friend and I wish you loads more...

      Way to go :)

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      Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines

      congrats to you, your fast..... I am extra slow...

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Rahul0324 and Maria Cecilia thank you both for stopping by and encouraging me.

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      Heather Jacobs 4 years ago

      Congratulations on your first payout! It gives us newbies some hope!

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      Steve Mitchell 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      I am encouraged to hear you are doing so well, if not slightly shocked. I have been here 10 months and have written 103 hubs, but I am not making a great deal of money. In fact if I was earning what you are I would be highly delighted. I shall be studying your work carefully as I am interested to know what it is you are doing and the way you are doing it. Thanks for sharing your information with us.

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      kumar24894 4 years ago from Fuck of HUBPAGES

      What is HP ad program ?

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      littlepiggy 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Thanks for posting this -- as a new hubber, it's very grounding to read, and informative.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you littlepiggy for commenting here

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Making money with HubPages is not very easy but it is possible @poshcoffeeco.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you very much Heather Jacobs.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Interesting hub pinappu. I think lots of people would find it so, and I plan to share it with my followers. You seem to be very knowledgable about this site. Good work and congratulations!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Whatever you're doing pinappu, keep doing it! Voted up.

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      Doodlehead 4 years ago from Northern California

      I have some hubs that are content related. If someone stops by for one hub, it seems they stay and read another as my theme is financial things.

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      Bobby 4 years ago from U.K

      Even if you are not in the USA you can apply for an Amazon.com affiliate to put in Hubpages - I only just found out about that the other day. If you head on over there, fill out the form you then get the code to put in hubpages and then you're done. Just gotta wait for the Amazon sales to roll in.

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      Doodlehead 4 years ago from Northern California

      Thanks. I just obtained the Amazon code from Amazon. Do I need to give that to Hubpages? I see Amazon ads already on my website. Does that mean I will get paid or do I still have to do somehthing else?

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      Bobby 4 years ago from U.K

      You need to go into the payment settings where the adsense and ebay ones are and then when you make a sale on amazon you get a commission :-)

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      diplorging 4 years ago from Serbia

      Well done! I can't believe you did it in just four months. I think that we all want to be like you:)

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 4 years ago from NYC BABY

      Congratulations on your first payout! How exciting!! Voted up useful and awesome!! :)

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      tthudium 4 years ago

      This is a Great hub! My goal is a dollar a day. Please keep up the great work. I love seeing others' success!

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Is Amazon worth trying?

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you diplorging for your kind remarks.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thanks EuroNinila.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      I was happy too after getting my first payout @naimshika.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      I think you can do it quickly @tthudium

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      Elizabeth Rayen 4 years ago from California

      ok.. now I'm a little bit jealous, but very motivated! LOL Great job! and thank you for the encouragement! Lisa

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      You are pretty fast to get such a big amount in the first 4 months and with just about 50 hubs. As posh coffeeco says, I'm also going to go over to study your hubs and the method to it.

      Anyways, a big congrats to you and wish you consistent payments from HP.

      By the way, you can sign up for Amazon even if you are from India. I did.

      Voted up, useful and awesome. Shared this as a motivation for the newbies out here.

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      KatrineDM 4 years ago

      This is great! To achieve that is wonderful. It proves that it pays to write good engaging hubs. Well done and keep writing.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Congratulations pinappu! You have done so well here in 4 months, give yourself a pat on the back! After reading a number of hubs on incomes received in certain times, traffic etc ,you have done extremely well to hit over $100 in this time span. I am nowhere near that but I need to write more! I have been delighted with the comments and follows however so I will be following your hubs to see where I can improve! Keep up the great work!

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      A very interesting and encouraging hub pinappu, thank you! I will also be following you and reading your hubs to learn the secret of your success! :-) Voted up and all sorts, Jen

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Very interesting and of course give total hope to a relative newbie like me. Thanks for sharing your experience and have voted up and shared too.

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      Dancing Water 4 years ago

      There is hope and encouragement! Thank you!

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      susiebrown48 4 years ago from Clearwater, FL

      Well done! I am inspired to write more just from reading your hub!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Great stats pinappu and congrats, yep! it is possible to get Amazon Id for non-US because i already have it. Voted up and useful.

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      Redberry Sky 4 years ago

      Wow, Pinappu, that is fantastic earnings, and in such a short space of time! I know you published this Hub a few weeks ago, but I just caught up with it when it was shared. Well done for working hard, I hope your success continues and grows :)

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      Shelley Watson 4 years ago

      You did a wonderful job of earning after such a short period. I wish you well! Up and useful.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Yes, hubpages definitely pays and pays well @ KatrineDM

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      I want that everybody would get success on hubpages @jennifer

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Hubpages is the best @ Janine Huldie

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      I am too happy to know Dancing Water

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Write more and you shall definitely get success @susiebrown

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      I think it would be better to get an Amazon id @dwachira

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      I am happy to get the encouragements from the great souls like you @ Redberry Sky

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      I am glad to get your good wishes @ Cyber

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      fresh2def05 4 years ago from Louisville, Ky

      This hub was a great read and very inspiring! I am about to recieve my first payout as well. $178 from google adsense and $60 from hp ad program. It was great to hear about your earnings and I look to reading your other hubs.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      You have done it superbly @fresh2def05

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      fresh2def05 4 years ago from Louisville, Ky

      Thank you and would you mind me using a similar format to post my earnings?

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      You are most welcome @fresh2def05

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      Mary Strain 4 years ago from The Shire

      Congratulations! I'm off to see what kind of hubs you've been publishing!! Wow!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Wow you have done pretty well, in a small amount of time! I have 30 odd hubs and been here 3 months and have only made about $6 in total! I need to know your secret obviously! Thanks for the info! Voted up!

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      aallard23 4 years ago from USA

      Congratulations! I have to start writing more to keep up with you. :)

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      mismazda 4 years ago from a southern georgia peach

      Congrats..I will check out your Hubs to see what your secrets are....

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      Jessica 4 years ago from Dallas, TX

      Wow, congrats on your achievement! It took me a whole year to earn my first payout...but then I only had about 15 hubs for most of that time. I have recently seen that publishing new hubs regularly really does make a huge difference, and reading stories like yours encourages me to keep setting my goals higher and higher! Thanks so much for sharing and keep up the good work!

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      I think patience will pay you in the long run @daisydayz

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you @mollymeadows.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Yes publishing hubs regularly do help in gaining traffic @jezebellamina

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      SO do it. :) @aallard23

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      snigdha.s 4 years ago from India,mumbai

      Congratulations. I began writing on hubpages in January 2011. The first 3-4 months i wrote 4 to 5 hubs and got a good start. In fact i earned .69 $ from google adsense in my 2nd month which encouraged me to write more.I added 3 more hubs and then lost interest thereafter.After 6 months on hubpages adsense added 10$ more but I was still away from my first payout.From february 2012 I started writing again and joined hubpages ad program. My adsense earnings dropped but hubpages compensated it very well. On hubpages one needs to keep writing . The problem with me is I don't stay motivated long enough to keep writing continously. I hope your hub inspires me . Thanks for sharing and wish you luck once again.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Snigdha my luck is not very good with the Ad sense but the HP Ad program is very effective to me. Wishing your luck for future successes.

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      Maria Janta-Cooper 4 years ago from UK

      Thank you for sharing with us your experiences on HubPages. Informative and inspiring hub, voted up.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      This my hub about hubpages payout is for the new hubbers to show them it is possible to earn some money from here, thank you jantamaya for your kind comment.

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      Aswin Rajeev 4 years ago from Cochin, India

      Great hub! pinappu. This has inspired me a lot. I will surely continue writing on hubpages. Can you please give an advice on how to improve my profile and get more traffic? It would be of great use to me. I am striving hard to get around 300 views per day.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your inspiring hub. :-)

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      I think your topics are good @brajeev. Technology is your main niche and technology tends to attract visitors. But the problem is the competition is hard. Are you promoting your hubs and doing some backlinkings? These will help a lot.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you ignugent17 for inspiring me.

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      Dale B. Goodrich Sr. 4 years ago from Gonzales, LA

      I got turned down by Ad sense. I have no idea why, but am having trouble reapplying. Any advice?

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      2 hubs are not enough to get the approval. Write some more (8 to 10 would be better) hubs with original content and reapply. Best of luck to you.

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      Dale B. Goodrich Sr. 4 years ago from Gonzales, LA

      Ahhh, thank you!

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      pinkhawk 4 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

      Wow! Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration...^_^!

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      Dil Vil 4 years ago from India

      Good hub, thanks for sharing the information. What is the traffic and revenue you are getting now?

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