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How Many Articles/Posts to Write to Earn as Much in Hubpages

Updated on February 22, 2013
Hubpages Estimation and Analysis Tool
Hubpages Estimation and Analysis Tool

Creation of the Hubpages Tool

To mark my 40th hub here in Hubpages, I decided to make an interesting tool that will help us hubbers know our current progress and performance in the community, and be able to project future performance (i.e. impressions and earnings) from where we are.

Sounds fun, and useful at the same time right? Well, yes it is!

I've housed the file in my blog, here's the link where you may download this special tool I've crafted for us: Hubpages Estimation and Analysis Tool

Tool Preview

Preview of the Hubpages Estimation and Analysis Tool
Preview of the Hubpages Estimation and Analysis Tool

Options for the Values to be Inputted in the Average CPM

  1. You may go to the earnings tab of "my account" page, and click on the earnings report. Select Ad Program and All Time from the two drop down lists. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and pick up the CPM there. It's the total average.
  2. You may pick up your recent average CPM, which is the current month's CPM. This may possibly be more reflective of your future earnings.
  3. You may pick up your last month's average CPM. This may be more stable than the 2nd option.

How to Use the Tool

User Input

Everything here must be provided by you. And actually, it's really so easy to fill up.

  • No. of Current Hubs - all you need to do is to pick up the number of your published hub. And input the data here.
  • Average CPM - you may have a few options on how you could pick up some value for this. Check out the options on your right
  • Avg. Monthly Views - for this you may just choose the value from your recent statistics (collective views of all hubs for 30 days)
  • Target Monthly Earnings - this amount is arbitrary and depends upon your discretion (e.g. goal setting)

Sample Analysis of Input

This is just a sample result generated from a random set of input.
This is just a sample result generated from a random set of input.

Analysis of Input

For this part, you no longer need to input anything. The values that will be shown here are automatically computed based on the data you've typed in under "User Input". Take note that all these values generated are just pure estimates, and will not be 100% accurate.

  • Est. Average Monthly Impressions - this is just an estimate of the number of impressions you'll get based on the "60%" sharing policy of Hubpages.
  • Est. Average Monthly Earnings - this value represents the estimated earnings you will receive by the end of each month given your current status/performance.
  • Est. Average Monthly Earnings per Hub - this value gives you an insight of how much each of your hub earns in the average. This would often aid you in understanding the current performance and earning potential of your hubs.
  • Cash Out Intervals - this is an estimate of the number of months it will take before you can actually cash out (taking into consideration the $50.00 threshold).

Sample Estimation and Projections

This is a sample result based on a target monthly earnings of $10.00.
This is a sample result based on a target monthly earnings of $10.00.

Estimation and Projections

This is the portion where you can analyze your future actions to attain your financial goal in Hubpages.

  • Additional Hubs Needed - this will let you know how many additional hubs you need to write in order to achieve the goal you have set. Plus, this can be your motivation to further pour efforts in writing.
  • Monthly Views Needed to Achieve - this will tell you how many monthly views you need to get in order to achieve your targeted monthly earnings. Of course, with a higher target, you need to be getting higher views on your hubs. This may also be an indicator that, perhaps, you need to employ some backlinking strategies in order to increase your earnings.
  • Projected Cash Out Intervals - this indicates how many months it will take you before you can cash out, with the assumption that you are hitting your targeted monthly earnings.

Enjoy using the Tool!

Okay, that's it! You now know how to use this special tool! Be sure to grab a copy of this file, in order to help you in your goal setting! Now, don't be shy, it's FREE!

Oh, and another tip: You may update the figures (the inputs) once in a while to give you a clearer and possibly more accurate analysis and projections of your performance here in this awesome community!

What can you say about the tool?

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      Sima Ballinger 3 years ago from Michigan

      I will have to check out this tool - looks amazing! Thanks a lot.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Hackslap! I hope you'll find it intuitive and helpful for you!

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      Harry 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      This is amazing mate! ..The moment I get home from work I'll try this out!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      Thanks xmags! This is just an estimate, but things can get better depending on a lot of factors. Happy Hubbing!

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      Xeng 3 years ago from Philippines

      Great hub! Now I need about a hundred hubs more. LOL. Thanks for sharing and keep it up! Voted up and shared!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Ken! I've worked on this a few months back. I'm glad you still got to stumble upon this. Let me know what you think of this tool!

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Wow awesome hub and the graphics is pretty neat (HD Photos are incredible). I've been here for a year now but this was the first time i have seen this tool on hubpages. Never know this before. better to check this out. Thanks for an impressive hub!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      Thanks DDE! I hope you'll find this really useful. Although it may not be that accurate, it may provide some insights. :)

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting and informative on writing on HP. I like the idea of the use of the tool will have to check it out.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      @NateB11 Thanks for appreciating this tool I created. Hopefully, this will be of great help for you! In my case, this tool gives me a clue on where I am. :)

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      Nathan Bernardo 4 years ago from California, United States of America

      This is a very creative and innovative thing you've done here. I've been trying to figure out certain things about my average earnings per Hub and things like that, but I'm not good at math so I've never figured it out. This tool seems handy. Thanks for sharing.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      Thanks! I know this is not highly reliable, but at least we can come up with figures and slight estimates. Happy hubbing!

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      thesingernurse 4 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      This is genius, Bro! Thanks for sharing... :)

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      No worries Careermommy! Let me know what you think about the tool! And thanks for sharing!

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      yougotme, thank you for this great information. Ill be downloading the tool. Definitely sharing this hub.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      Thank you so much gags3480! I sure hope you'll find this tool useful. And if you have suggestions, feel free to contact me, or comment here. :)

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Downloaded the tool. Really innovative hub.

      Voted up & shared.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      Thanks suziecat7! I hope you'll find this simple tool useful and intuitive. :)

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      suziecat7 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

      I'm going to try this - thanks.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      Thanks kellyteam! I hope you'll find this tool useful! :)

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      Willette 4 years ago from Michigan

      Hi yougotme. Will be giving it a try. thanks for sharing.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      No worries TNSabrina! I hope you will find this excel tool useful. :)

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      TNSabrina 5 years ago

      Awesome! I just opened it in Excel, and I am going to try it out. Thanks bunches in advance!

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      A much recommended tool, kabayan, Two thumbs up for you for being so innovative.

      Congrats!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thank you very much Marie-Renee for those kind words! :)

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      Renee 5 years ago

      Thanks Renz, pretty innovative...have to second Chris that you are a hubbing genius. And so thoughtful (and unselfish) of you to share it with all of us. Voted up and across, shared and tweeted.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      No problem shuck72! Yup, sometimes traffic and earnings are a bit difficult to analyze and project because of the ever changing search engine algorithm change. But, that is only applicable when you are getting most of your traffic in Google.

      Thanks again for dropping by shuck72!

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      shuck72 5 years ago from Seattle

      cool, thanks for building this. I found it accurate when I put my stats in. The problem I am having recently is my traffic has been dropping since the end of August due to a Panda release I think. Therefore past stats are not currently a good indicator of future performance. Once things settle down a bit traffic wise I will check it out again.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thanks unknown spy! Let me know what you think of the tool as soon as you try it. :)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Thanks for this yougotme!! you are incredible! downloaded it and will sure try this!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thanks for dropping by pinkhub! You know what's great about this tool? It's just an estimation. It means there's still a possibility for us to be surprised one day and see a huge jump in our daily or even monthly views.

      And I know, with hard work, that will come true. :)

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      pinkhub 5 years ago

      Thanks for making this, it really puts things into perspective. I found out that my expectations of earning money here are a bit unrealistic. lol

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      @Anishpat Thanks! Yup, mine says that I need to write about 35 more hubs to earn at about $10.00 a month. So, I guess it's pretty much hard work. But, I believe it will be all worth it eventually.

      @YadiraE Thank you! I was able to come out with this hub all because of my love for MS Excel. :)

      @professionalhub I hope this tool will be useful for you. Thanks for the comment! :)

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      professionalhub 5 years ago from Pakistan

      very interesting ,I will try it

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      YadiraE 5 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Absolutely love this!!! I am a big fan of Microsoft Excel and I used it for everything!!! This is super helpful and it looks like I have a lot of work to do to reach my goal!!

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      Anish Patel 5 years ago from San Francisco + Mumbai

      Hi Renz,

      Your tool is amazing. I just downloaded it from your blog and tried it... I need to write a crazy number of hubs to reach my goal! :) great job. voted useful and awesome!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thanks neophonic! I really appreciate the comment.

      If there are problems or you want to suggest something about the tool, feel free to do so. :)

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      Jakub Dubec 5 years ago from Europe

      Wow, very valuable tool i appreciate it! Great stuff. Clap my hands.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Brainy Bunny! And wow, your method of projecting earnings sounds interesting too. :)

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      Brainy Bunny 5 years ago from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

      This is a great tool! Thank you for sharing your work with us. I've been working on some projections as well, and this is another angle to look at the numbers from.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Cyndi10! Me too. I'm using the projected number of hubs needed to motivate me to write more hubs.

      I actually have my list of topics with me, all I need is some free time. :)

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      This looks interesting and very useful! I will try the formula. It will be a good motivator to increase my writing here.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Hello guys! So, how was it? Were you able to try this special tool for your goal setting? :)

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thanks daisydayz! I hope you'll enjoy using the tool. :)

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

      Wow this looks interesting, i will have to download it and try when I get home from work.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Amber522! Oh, and if you have some feedback (i.e. improvements for the tool), it will be much appreciated.

      Let's make this tool super awesome! :)

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      Amber522 5 years ago

      Sounds awesome. I will definitely check it out, and share this so that other hubbers can find this tool and use it to their advantage as well. Thanks for sharing this. I am sure it will help a lot of people!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thanks chrisinhawaii! Hopefully this will be of great help to us. :)

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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      You are a hubbing genius! =)