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How Many Page Views Did it Take to Reach My First Hubpages $50 Payout?
How Many Views Does it Take to Start Earning?
I joined Hubpages in November, 2011 after leaving the wonderful world of full time employment. As a new stay at home mom to my daughter, it seemed like a great way to make some extra cash and make new friends while keeping my writing skills current. I have had some failures and successes in my four months of writing for Hubpages. While nothing worthwhile happens overnight, I have finally reached my $50.00 pay out point. So how many hubs, months, and views did it take to reach this milestone?
In my first four months, I originally published 65 hubs. My first novice articles were personal poems and short articles which did not succeed on Hubpages or google. I deleted 24 Hubs that were not performing well and had a score lower than 55. (Hubpages also removed one of my hubs that had 300 views due to "duplicate material"). This helped my overall hub score improve slightly. I currently have 41 published hubs. I reached the $50.03 payout mark March 1st after receiving 25,611 views. Results may vary by user, but this equates to $.002 per view on Hubpages. (These amounts do not include Google Ad Sense Earnings, Amazon Associate Earnings, or EBay Sales).
Break Down of Views
Number of Views
Hubpages.com (including my own views)
Google.com (all sources)
Other sites/ Email/ Individuals
Great Sites for Getting Extra Views:
Increase Views to Increase Earnings
When I first joined Hubpages, I had much to learn about back links, SEO, and RSS Feeds. I read hub after hub about these items to learn how to better market my hubs. I learned to get more views, I needed to use popular sites like Reddit to draw in viewers outside of Hubpages. Sites providing back links and extra views have specific audiences. For instance, Reddit is a site popular with 20 somethings. Hubs that appeal to this age group will always get more views and more shares.
How I Increased My Views on Hubpages
As a new hubber who did not understand the benefits of back links, keywords, and RSS feeds I struggled to get more than 100 views per day on my Hubs. I soon realized that making $.20 per week was not going to support my shoe habit.
Instead of writing poetry and personal articles, I began using the Google AdWords Keyword Tool to see what sorts of articles people were actually searching for. Not only does this technique help a writer estimate traffic on a given subject, it also provides many hub ideas that may not have been considered otherwise. This tool is available under the google sign in under tools.
In addition to using the sites above for back links, I read hubs on how to use RSS Feeds to increase views. Nothing has provided me with more traffic in my four months on Hubpages. The attached hubs explain in expert detail how to add your RSS Feeds to directories. Not only does this trick increase traffic to hubs, it is user friendly. By inserting the RSS Feed URL to popular directories, each directory is automatically updated each time you publish a new hub.
By doing these techniques, I gave myself a Hubpages raise. My earnings went from $.50 per month to $12.50 a month. Progress is progress!
My Hubs With 1000+ Views:
- What Are Air Sex Competitions?
- Writing Prompts: 25 Google AdWords Trends With One Million or More Searches Per Month
25 Writing Prompts from Google AdSense Keywords all with at least one million global hits per month. Article includes a tutorial on how to use Google Adsense Tools.
- The Sexiest Man of the Year... Ghost Hunters International's- Barry Fitzgerald.. And His Re
An exclusive interview on the celebrity's nomination for the Sexiest Man of the Year. Review of Barry Fitzgerald's paranormal book "The Influence", photos of Barry Fitzgerald, and an introduction to the photography of this Renaissance Man.
- 100 Great Things You Can Buy for A Dollar
A comprehensive list of items that can be purchased for $1.00 or less. Lists Ebay, The Dollar Tree, Wendy's, Sally's, and Amazon as places to purchase these items.
- Can Planetary Alignments Make Brooms Stand By Themselves?
Disproving the myth that brooms will stand upright during a planetary alignment due to changes in Earth's gravitational pull.