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Hub Earnings Progress

Updated on September 1, 2012

When I first started writing on HubPages, I did it because I was bored and was looking for something that could fill my time and earn a small side income. I came across a few articles that discussed how much people earned on Hubpages and it was interesting to see the range.

For the experienced internet marketers and writers, they could make up to quite a couple of hundred buckaroos per month from the Ad program, Ebay, Amazon sales. For the not so experienced ones, it was way way less. As this is more of a hobby for me, so any cash is really a bonus to me. After around 6 months in the program, I was pleasantly surprised by how my monthly earnings have been doing as the articles mature.

I'll be sharing with everyone the numbers in this hub just to chart my progress.

Disclaimer: The numbers are really small, but I really do like how it seems to be growing slow and steadily each month.

Hubs Published

Month
No. of Hubs
Jan 2012
14
Feb 2012
3
Mar 2012
1
Apr 2012
0
May 2012
3
Jun 2012
0
Jul 2012
0
Aug 2012
0
Total No. of hubs
21
Updated 6 Jul 2012

No. of hubs published

This is the number of hubs published per month till date. (As you can see I was really enthused at the beginning but as my day job picked up, I started to have less time to work on this.)

The interesting thing is that while I stopped vigorously writing for some time, the income was still coming in as seen in the table below.

Income from HubPage Ad Program

Month
Earnings
Jan 2012
$0.32
Feb 2012
$0.32
Mar 2012
$0.53
Apr 2012
$1.30
May 2012
$2.73
Jun 2012
$3.34
Jul 2012
$1.82
Aug 2012
$1.66
Total Earnings
$12.09
Updated 31 Aug 2012

Income Table from start till now

This is the progress of my hub earnings from start till now. I am only on the Hubpage Ad program. I went for this in the beginning for convenience sake. I do have Amazon and Ebay set up but have made 0 sales on it.

Like I mentioned above, while I stopped writing for some time, the income still streamed in and furthermore seem to have increased each month which really surprised me.

My thoughts

There seems to be an upward trend in terms of earnings per month. I should be able to tell if this trend is persistent after observing for a little bit more time. What I really like is that even though I couldn't put in as much as effort as I did in January, my slow months still brought in income passively. It's a very good feeling!

I've also read somewhere that if I can get to 100 pretty good quality hubs in total, I am looking at US$50 per month in revenue. Sounds pretty nice for a hobby.

Hence, 2 goals that I am going to work towards in the upcoming months:

  1. Achieve 100 hub entries.
  2. Aim to write at least 1 hub a week.

Hope I can achieve these goals and see how this whole thing pans out!

If you hope to try out Hubspot, you can signup via this link.

Til my next hub!

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      migbra 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Hi! very nice hub! keep going i hope that you reach your goals!

      A very warm hug to Singapore, my favourite place on earth!

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      dcaz 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hey thanks for dropping by. A warm hug back to you from Singapore! :)

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Hey great hub its nice to see how new hubbers are doing, especially ones that dont seem to have plenty of time on their hands and are publishing loads of hubs fast, as you are in the same boat as me! I saw a few hubbers who after 4 or 5 months have almost 100 hubs - sadly i dont have the time for this many as I work a lot, but hubbing is a hobby for me and seeing that people are having a steady increase with only a few hubs is promising for me! I have only been here about 2 months and have 15 published hubs and 2/3 that i am working on. My income has steadily increased over the weeks so I hope I will be able to carry this on. If it would simply pay one bill a month I would be happy!

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      dcaz 4 years ago from Singapore

      @daisydayz hey thanks for dropping by. Slowly but surely, we will get there! :)

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      Esther Zheng 4 years ago

      This is great information for starters like me! However, I still am not sure how to customise the settings for me to earn income. Ain't having much time now but maybe after August!

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      aa lite 4 years ago from London

      It's nice to see earning reports from people who are just starting out rather than well established people earning hundreds. It's also a nice demostration of the passive nature of the income, even if you don't publish new hubs, the old ones still get views and earn money. I hope you can stick to your plans and you will update when you get your 100 hubs.

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      dcaz 4 years ago from Singapore

      @aa_lite thanks for your comment :) yeah, the income may be small but at least we know something's coming in despite the lack of activity. I will strive to work harder and get to my 100 hubs!

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      precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego

      Good luck on aiming for the 1oo hubs! You'll get there ^-^' Share it with us. :) I got over 100 hubs but hadn't gotten yet on the $50 a month, maybe someday. :)

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      Doodlehead 4 years ago from Northern California

      Please keep us updated each month. We all have our own charts too and it is nice to be able to compare. I had only one hub for about 8 months and then I wrote some more and low and behold it started to work.

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