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HubPages Ad Program: Getting My First Payment May 2012

Updated on July 31, 2012

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Finally, I earned enough on HubPages to get a payment on May 2012. It's funny, that it always takes one longer to earn the first time around. That happens because you are learning and testing methods to increase earnings. Once you learn how to do it, you tweak your methods to rinse and repeat at a much faster pace. So, since I am sure you want to learn all the details of my journey, I will get started!

How long did it take you to get your first HubPages payout?

This question is complicated to answer. When you look at my profile, you will see I joined HubPages in 2007. However, I didn't create my first hub until 11/30/09. For two years, I only had a profile visible. Doing some research for a post I was writing on one of my sites, I came across a hubber that earned several hundred dollars by creating niche hubs and linking them together. I decided to give it a try. I wrote 10 hubs in 24 days. I earned money through Kontera and adsense, but it wasn't enough to get me here full time. The following year, I gave it another shot. This time I wrote 16 hubs in 9 months. Once again, I earned from adsense. The interesting thing was I started generating Amazon sales. I still didn't give it a full effort because I was earning steadily from adsense, advertising and blogging from my other sites. The passive income from HubPages continued to trickle in. Ebay was what lured me back. I started earning nice commissions from Squidoo, but was hesitant to join the ebay publisher program using any of my personal sites. I read that HubPages had a new ebay partners program, so I joined. Unfortunately, other internet endeavors took my attention again. When I came back, I read about the new HubPages Ad Program and decided to test it out. I earned a few dollars a month, even without adding content. Almost every month, my earnings increased. Logically, I made the commitment to get my payout. So, I started out with 24 hubs that were written from 2009-2010. April 2012 is the first time I am active on this site since writing my last hub on Sep. 27, 2010. So you can either say it took me 1 month to make my payout (since I wrote 4 hubs this month) or 9 months since I joined the HubPages Ad Program (while earning passive income).

Where did the majority of your HubPages Ad Program income come from?

I started earning pennies a day since I joined the Ad Program on July 6,2011. I was accepted into the ebay partners program on December 2011. Since most of my hubs didn't have ebay capsules the majority of my income came from hub views. In April 2012, I added ebay capsules to some of my hubs (where appropriate). My earnings increased from ebay click earnings, but I still haven't made any sales yet.

Did you do anything special to help you reach the payout quicker?

Here are a few things I did to increase my page views in a few weeks:

  • I published 5 hubs in 11 days.
  • I updated 26 out of 28 lenses.
  • I voted up some great hubs by fellow hubbers.
  • I left meaningful comments on hubs that I found interesting.
  • I built backlinks to my hubs.

How much is the most you have earned in a month on HubPages?

The answer is April 2012. Today is April 21, 2012 and so far I have earned $13.00. The month isn't over yet, so I will earn more. I noticed that I earned more money on the days that I published new hubs. So, I will be publishing content regularly. Be sure to subscribe because I will be sharing all the sites I use to make money online. So far, hubbers have loved reading about how I get paid to blog by Blogsvertise. I have also received positive feedback on Amazon Affiliate Program: How I Made 93 Sales in One Day. Check out some of my hubs and let me know what you think. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

There are two ways you can reach your $50.00 payout quickly.

  1. You can increase page views by either getting more traffic to your current hubs or publishing new ones.
  2. In order to earn the payout even faster, I am going to publish hubs about products and monetize them with ebay capsules.

Seriously, I can't stand having money sitting in an account because I have to reach a minimum amount for payout. That is the ultimate motivation for me. I have 7 kids. There are things I can use that money for, so I just had to get to that payout. LOL! There is no secret trick to getting your HubPages Ad Program payout. All you need to do is take action. Now go write some hubs and make some money!

I hope that I encouraged you to continue creating hubs and earning money. Please, take the time to share this with your followers by email, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook or other social bookmarking site. Don't forget to leave any comments or questions below. Thanks for reading!

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      Cecilia Karanja 3 years ago from Nairobi

      Very interesting hub.

      I am new here and still learning.

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      neentech 3 years ago

      Great Hub.. found very good tips ..

      Thanks

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @daisydayz Forgot to answer one of your questions. Yes, I have more than one account. I did it to test out a theory. However, I don't think it makes a difference whether you have one account or many. I do try to make several lenses on a similar topic so that I can link them together.

      Now that I know exactly how to make money on Squidoo, I am going to start building other sites too. Need to get multiple payments on a monthly basis. I have seven children . I'm helping one through college, the other will start this fall. My youngest is autistic. Lots of expenses...

      ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @daisydayz I wrote two hubs about my squidoo income challenge. I have two more I haven't published yet. The one I plan to publish today only needs my screen shots to be added. It explains what I tools I use, how many lenses I have added and more. I have been helping a hubber follow my method. It works because she made sales. It just takes effort and the right tools. Without the right tools, it's like throwing darts at a dartbaord... while blindfolded. Stay tuned. Will try to get that hub published today. In the meantime, I have given a lot of great resources in the comments of my other hubs. Check them out. ;)

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Wow that much with Squidoo! I clearly need to give it a second chance. You have more than one account though don't you? Has that helped do you think? Do you niche them or not? Sorry to ask lots of questions but you are clearly doing something right! lol! I have the issue that by June next year I could be moving anywhere in the country with my hubbys job and I will have to leave mine, not that I mind as writing is what I want to be doing anyway, but I am working now to build at least a small passive income so when we do move we will be able to cope whilst I look for a new job really, or to give me the option of not getting one straight away and work at just continuing to build my online income

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @daisydayz Congratulations on your earnings! Doesn't it feel great? I love building my passive income sources because it means eventually I won't have to worry about making money to pay bills! I am not going to stop building lenses, hubs and other web 2.0 sites until I earn a nice chunk of change on autopilot! I'm already eearning between $600-700. amonth using Squidoo. Can't wait break the $1000.00 a month mark! ;)

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      I was just re reading your hub and thought I would say I have finally made the threshold of $50! yay! 8 month in, working when i had a bit of spare time. i now have 99 hubs and am taking a little break before I write a nice recap one for number 100. Earnings have steadily increased over the 8 months and this month (december) they took a big jump! I earnt as much in 10 days as I did all of last month! Mad! Sadly I know that will disappear after christmas (my seasonal hubs gave me the boost!) but I am happy that I am starting to earn real money from my writing. I havent written anything in 16 days and yet my earnings grow! I like that part! Pasive income is definitely the way forward!

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @IntroduceCroatia You are very welcome! Hope it helps you make money here. Thanks for taking the time to join the conversation! ;)

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      Ante Rajic 5 years ago from Croatia

      Nice and motivational, it really inspires me, thanks :)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Bob Bamberg You're welcome!

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      Bob Bamberg 5 years ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

      I'll be on your other hubs like bees on honey. Thanks again for all the help.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Bob Bamberg You made my day! If you need help understanding SEO, keywords and backlinking you can check out my other hubs. I try to explain things in a way that "non techy" people can understand. I also have many posts that explain SEO a lot more on this site: http://www.alvamartell.com

      Good luck! I'll be following your progress.

      ;)

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      Bob Bamberg 5 years ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

      Supermom, you're also a super cyber friend! Thanks for publishing such helpful hubs. I'm grappling with the technology and the fine print, but am focusing on publishing hubs first. I've been a member for just over a couple of weeks and have published 16 hubs.

      I have a son who is a software engineer and who's going to have to give up a Sunday afternoon to give Dad some techy. You, of all people, understand the sacrifices we make for our kids, so I'm about to call in an I.O.U. from my personal IT dept. :)

      It's amazing that a mother to 7 can be so helpful outside of what is surely a busy household. Thank you so much! You go, girl!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @remaniki Thank you for your kind words and for sharing my hub. I am sure your hard work will pay off. ;)

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Great hub supermom. Very happy that your earnings are increasing steadily. I too joined HP 3 years ago but did not do much initially. Now I have become active once again after a long break. I am making about $2 per month but am confident that I will be able to make a good income by continuing to write regularly. This is one inspiring hub and thanks to you for the encouragement. Sharing the hub loaded with useful content with the hub community. Cheers, Rema.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @T4an Great! Adding more great content is a sure way to increase your earnings using any site. Will be sharing my latest earnings some time this week. Stay tuned! Oh and thanks for the vote. ;)

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      T4an 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      This is a great hub. I love reading hubs like this that encourage me to continue to write and not give up. I have been a member since November but only was accepted for Adsense last month. So far, I have earned just over $3.00 in total. I am trying to write a minimum of 5 hubs a week. Thank you for the great information. I really appreciate it. voted up!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Jools99 Congrats on your payment. You're already on the right path. With a few tweaks here and there and some steady traffic, you may be able to get monthly payments. I love to teach others what I have learned. There is no need for greed. Plenty of room for everyone to make money on the internet.

      Good luck! :)

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      I got my first payout this month - $60 which I was very happy with since I never really came here for money. That said, I quite liked getting paid for writing so I feel like I want to know more about it now to make my hubs get a little bit more money.

      You are very generous to share your skills with the rest of us :o)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @nenytridiana Well, I'm glad to hear that the info helped. Don't forget to come back and share your results - or write a hub about it! Good luck!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @yoginijoy Don't worry about Adsense. You will probably earn more through the HubPages Ad Program anyway. Publish hubs and create backlinks. The money will follow... ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @bankscottage Thanks! Don't wait to get approved to pump out hubs. You will probably earn more from the HubPages Ad Program anyway. Publish hubs now and earn now, Google Adsense will probably increase your earnings by a couple of dollars anyway. Good luck! :)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Paul Kuehn We all make mistakes. I didn't really start publishing hubs or participating on the site until March 2012 and I joined when they first opened. If I would have taken the time to publish a lot of hubs, I would have had a large passive income stream right now. At least we learned from our mistakes! You joined Google and eBay, I am writing more hubs. Little steady steps got the turtle to the finish line first. LOL! Good luck. ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Angela Brummer Thank you! I love to share everything I learn about HubPages. I hope the info will increase your earnings. Good luck! ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Wilbart26 Thanks! I'm glad that I could help with some tips. Hope that it improves your earnings! ;)

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      nenytridiana 5 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

      I am working on it. This hub's just giving me an idea how to get my first payment sooner. Thank you supermom_in_ny!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @unknown spy Thanks! I shared my experience because I wanted to inspire others to persevere. Putting time into writing hubs now will payoff later. I love passive income! Good luck on HubPages! ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @rajan jolly I am glad that you enjoyed the hub. I hope it helps you earn some more money here. Good luck! :)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @TheLastBabyBoomer Thank you for visiting my hubs. You have really great hubs. You may want to get some backlinks and concentrate on keywords and tags to increase your income. Those three should improve your traffic which increases your income. Good luck!

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      yoginijoy 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic, USA

      You are an inspiration! I am fairly new and learning a lot. I erred big time by signing up for Adsense too early and have been denied. Oh, well. I will try again at some point. Thanks for all the ideas--you are so helpful.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @daisydayz Don't give up! As long as you continue publishing hubs, you will get to a payout. Thanks for stopping by. Good luck! ;)

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      bankscottage 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Congratulations on your payout. I am one of those Hubbers waiting for Google to approve my adsense account (if they ever will). I'll check out more of your hubs so that I'll be ready when approved.

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 5 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      Supermom,

      I enjoyed reading your hub and you do have some good tips and advice. I should be getting my first payout from the Adpages Program later this month. My Adsense earnings are miniscule and like a fool I didn't open up Google and E-bay affiliate accounts until two months ago. Voted up and sharing.

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Great hub... I am going to read some more of your hubs, I am betting the will be just as helpful!

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      Wilbart26 5 years ago

      Congratulations on your first earnings! Thank you for sharing these information, I need these kind of stuffs to improve my knowledge here on hubpages as well as for me to stay here longer.

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

      hello supermom! Congratulations! and thanks for the tips :) Glad you've shared it with us.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      supermom, I also try and write hubs regularly, about 10 a month. I'm happy you got your first payment. Congrats.

      Thanks for sharing some wonderfully useful information.

      Voted up and useful and am sharing this hub.

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      Deborah Turner 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona

      Dear Supermom,

      This hub was packed full of useful, wonderful information. I have been on HP for about 9 months, with 40 hubs and no payout :( I am addicted though, I love writing and getting on and seeing the wonderful advice and comments from my fellow hubbers. I thank you for all this info and I will definitely be a follower. Happy hubbing!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

      Great Hub, I am slowly increasing my Hubs and my income is gradually building although very slowely as I dont have a lot of time to write sadly. But fingers crossed I will get there some day!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Joyette Fabien Thanks for taking the time to read, comment and vote on my work. I also find writing rewarding. I write a lot of how to articles because I love to help people. Making money by doing this is a pig PLUS! Thanks for stopping by. ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @jerfeb2oo9 Yes it is! I shared my strategy on the hub titled "5 Things I do After Publishing a Hub". Check out my other hubs for all the info you need on backlinks and social bookmarking. :)

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      Joyette Fabien 5 years ago from Dominica

      Very useful information here. Voted up. Congratulations on your earnings and on your ability to keep writing along with looking after your kids and writing on other sites. I love to see my earnings climbing, but apart from that I simply enjoy the writing and sharing.

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      jerfeb2oo9 5 years ago from Philippines

      It is possible to share your link to other social sites

      to get more traffic?.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @tipstoretireearly Thanks! That money was spent before it hit my account. LOL! Had to get my daughter's prom shoes and accessories. It's scheduled for this Friday. :)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Modern Lady Oh, I'm sure it will pay off. I am currently doing the 30 hubs in 30 days. I haven't been able to publish one everyday, but I have the outlines on paper. Just have to type them up and publish them. I believe I will start earning at least $100.00 a month by July. I am going to add 30 hubs a month on a consistent basis to create a passive income stream here before the year's over. How is it going for you on HubPages? Any advice or tips you'd like to share? Love to here about fellow hubber's experiences. ;)

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      tipstoretireearly 5 years ago from New York

      Nice to hear a hub success story from a very busy person--and having 7 kids definitely qualified you! Congratulations.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Modern Lady Yes, it does pay to consistently publish new hubs. I hope to earn several hundreds in a couple of months. (I've been writing my hubs on paper when I am able to steal some minutes. It's hard to work when the kids are home.) Hopefully, I'll be able to transfer them here soon. That will bring me to my 30 in 30. ;)

      Good luck and keep hubbing!

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      Modern Lady 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Congratulations on your first payout! I'm still working on mine, but I love hearing about others success. Keep up the hard work and it will pay off.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @blessed365 The majority of my Adsense income comes from my websites. You can earn a good amount with Adsense. I've earned over $350. in one month, just from passive income. Keep working at HubPages. It takes persistence and good content. Good luck!

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      Vicky C. 5 years ago from New England

      Congratulations. Still working on my first payment, but I am making a little bit every day and that is encouraging to me. Since I joined the Hub Pages Ad program I have made money, not so much with Adsense though. I have been stuck on around $47.00 on Adsense for a long time, and that was before I joined Hubpages.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @iefox5 Thanks! Persistence and quality content are key to making money on HubPages. It's a great way to make money without an upfront investment. Good luck!

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      iefox5 5 years ago

      Congratulations, I just began my hubpages journey last month and hope I will make money from here like you soon.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @prasetio30 Congratulations to you too! Isn't HubPages great? I regret waiting so long to publish hubs. I could have had lots of hubs by now. Now I have to make up for lost time...

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Congratulations for you. It gave me new spirit in doing the best by writing in HP. I get paid every month through HP ad program. Thanks for share with us. Keep on writing. Voted up!

      Prasetio

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @BJC Thanks! I'm glad that you found it helpful. Seriously, I have to write EVERYTHING down. There are times I walk from one room to another to get an object and forget what I went to get! I tell everyone that my brain was fried from giving birth soo many times. LOL! Good luck on hubpages!

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      BJC 5 years ago from Florida

      What a great article. Planning on recording my thoughts so when I sit down to write I acutally remember what my great ideas were LOL.

      thanks for all the useful info.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Media Piston That sounds promising! Remember, product hubs increase earnings with the help of Amazon and eBay. They contribute to your residual income.

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      Lisa Kroulik 5 years ago from Minnesota

      First payout took 9 months, second one 3 months, third one paid out in June will be 2 months, and at this rate I will reach payout monthly after that. Still not much more than pocket change, though. However, today is my highest page views ever so I can always hope for more.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @zichii Thanks for taking the time to comment. In my opinion, Amazon makes me more money in the long run. The commissions are higher. The good thing is you can use both on one hub.

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      zichii 5 years ago from Philippines

      Hi. I was wondering what I'll choose between eBay or Amazon. I'm using Amazon right now to sell some products but I saw at the comments above people who totally recommends eBay. Where do you think should I go to? Amazon or eBay?

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Lohrainne Janell I wrote a couple of hubs regarding how to create backlinks and where to get them. You can find them by visiting my profile. Hope it helps. ;)

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      Lohrainne Janell 5 years ago from Fairfield, IA

      Thanks for the wonderful info and tips for making money on Hubpages. It is also inspiring to see how, if you have patience, it can pay off. I am not sure what a backlink is and how you create them. Would you please explain? Thanks.

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      Donna Wallace 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Great hub on making money with the HubPage Ad Program. I'm started to write again, and just leared about the new ad program!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Millionaire Tips Thanks!

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on your first payout. I hope you get many more.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @poshcoffeeco Thanks. I hope it helps you make money here! ;)

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      Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      supermom_in_ny

      you really are a super aciever as well as a supermom. 7 kids, awesome and you find time to write. Never shall I complain about finding time to write in future. This is such a great article. I am going to follow your advice.

      vote up and all the rest.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @VirginiaLynne You are absolutely right! The other problem is that some write a few hubs and expect to cash in right away, without building backlinks which brings targeted traffic. Thanks for sharing.

      ;)

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      Virginia Kearney 5 years ago from United States

      Glad to see that you give some specific ideas for people to go towards payout. I think a lot of people get discouraged too soon. Looking at the "success stories" at Hubpages, I noticed that all of them seemed to have stuck it out for a while before getting regular payout. I am not quite a year on Hubpages but started getting $100 or more a month in December (after about 7 months of Hubbing--9 months from joining). Voted up and useful.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @GDiBiase Thanks for the positive feedback.

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      GDiBiase 5 years ago from Portland, ME

      Hi Supermom,

      Great hub full of great information. So true it is all about trying to see what works. Voted up!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @TurtleDog Excellent point! Hadn't thought of that angle. Thanks for the clarification and for participating in the conversation.

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      TurtleDog 5 years ago

      @charmmike4, I think you haven't received payment it could simply be because of timing. If you have everything set up OK as Supermom suggested (her wonderful tips are always appreciated) you should typically see payment sometime around the 28th of each month. You won't see any loot sooner if you hit the $50 threshold earlier. My Feb and March payments, for example were on the 29th and 28th respectively even though I hit the $50 minimum much earlier than those dates. Hope that helps! (PS,,,Thanks again for the post Supermom_in_NY)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @wetnosedogs Thank you! That is very sweet. I always try to explain things as simply as possible. Being a mom to 7 kids, I spent a lot of time teaching and explaining - everything. I believe this is why I write this way. Crazy, huh? LOL!

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

      Congratulations! And I always enjoy how you write your hubs.You have a true knack for this.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Wesman Todd Shaw

      Sales tend to be less during those months, but Adsense usually picks up especially if you write about ways to make money online. (That's because most people overspent during the holidays and are looking for a quick way to earn some bucks. LOL!)

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      It'll increase for you steadily if you keep publishing good hubs, but the months of January and February will always be slow ...for the obvious reason that most folks have spent their money during the Holidays.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @leenamartha I'm glad that I returned. I know that I figured it out. I can't wait to start writing hubs will bring me a lot of passive income. ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @M A Williams Congratulations to you too! Isn't it great to know you found a way to supplement your income. ;)

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      Leena Martha 5 years ago from USA

      It's amazing how similar our Hubpage journeys have been. I also signed up, wrote a few hubs and then left it at that.

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      Mike 5 years ago from New Hampshire

      Congratulations! I believe I have just passed the threshold for the first time too. Only took two years and 50 hubs :)

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      Ruth McCollum 5 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

      I too, am working on my first payout.I have learned alot and am still learning! Thankyou

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      leros003 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I can't wait for my first payment either! Counting the days!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @CrazyWolfy Write about things you know about using the appropriate keywords. Next, get some backlinks to your hubs and you'll be on your way.

      ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Amy Gillie Good luck with your earnings. Thanks for the positive feedback!

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      Amy Gillie 5 years ago from Indiana

      This is excellent information! I'm working toward my first payout now! Voted up.

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      CrazyWolfy 5 years ago from Pirot

      Congrats @supermom_in_ny i have just started using hubpages and hope to earn some money in future! You have give me hope! Thank you.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @justateacher I'm glad to hear that you're going to give it a try. Remember, take your favorite product and write about it as if you were telling your friend about it. Don't forget to use the product name in the title. You must use keywords appropriately. Let me know how it works out!

      Thanks for the feedback.

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      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      I haven't had a payout yet, but expect one soon...this month I am doing the 30 poems in 30 days for the National Poetry Month and I have seen a great increase in traffic...I think I will give one of your suggestions a try - highlight a product and put amazon link with it...great info! Voted up and SHARING!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Wesman Todd Shaw I'm definitely going to weigh my options. At this point, I'm going to look at where of my traffic comes from. Then I will make an informed decision.

      Thanks for all the info. It is very helpful to know all those stats! Gives a better perspective.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      When I switched from Adsense to the HP ad program...I had no idea what to expect, and I didn't feel like I had anything to lose.

      With Adsense I would make as much as $15/day...and then absolutely NOTHING for maybe a week. It was maddening to me.

      With the HP Ad program...I started off, I believe, at seventeen cents the first day.

      Now....I'm getting closer to averaging three dollars a day - it is a slow increase, but I think I prefer the steady income.

      I can write for Adsense on a lot of other sites, and I do!

      I'm with the HP Ad program, and I can't help but be very very excited about the potential with Hubpages Ebay program as well.

      If you aren't doing the HP Ebay thing - then I surely do suggest it to you and to everyone!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Lauryallan I'll definitely write a hub about it. I just looked over my adsense stats for my hubs and I earned more using adsense. However, my traffic came from search engines. I think I may just write a hub in a few minutes about the topic. Well, either today or tomorrow. Still have to do the keyword research...

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Paul Edmondson Thank you for creating such a great site! It's a perfect fit for someone like me - a busy mom to 7 kids.

      ;)

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      Lauryallan 5 years ago

      Hey that's a great idea. Maybe you can tell us how that works out for you. I would love to know!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @dmcgaw I started a 30 day challenge, but didn't finish. I didn't see enough results to continue writing. I have other web properties that produce more, so I postponed it. That was before I knew how to write product hubs and lenses, so they wouldn't have been profitable. I may just write 30 hubs in a month. You need to have a couple of hubs in the same topic to link together. I already wrote 5 in 11, so I only need 25 more-LOL! Good luck on your challenge! ;)

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      Paul Edmondson 5 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      Congrats!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Lauryallan When I wrote this about two hours ago, I was thinking the same thing. Now I think I'm going to take the payout and turn the adsense back on. I was making pretty good money from the clicks. I'm going to analyze my traffic and see which will be more profitable in the end.

      Thanks for leaving a comment!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @viking305 This is crazy! I just drove back from town. That's when I do my best thinking. LOL! I decided that it made more sense for me to get my payout and then shut off the HubPages Ad Program because I make more money from the adsense! Now I sign on and see your comment. I don't believe in coincidences. I have to look up what happens to your ebay commissions if you don't have the ad program on. ;)

      Thanks for your feedback and your vote!

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      Danielle McGaw 5 years ago from Manitoba, Canada

      Congrats supermom! I'm no where near mine yet but I'm hoping doing the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge will help. :) Have you ever done one?

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      Lauryallan 5 years ago

      It's amazing how similar our Hubpage journeys have been. I also signed up, wrote a few hubs and then left it at that. I only came back at the beginning of 2012 and wrote a few more hubs. I reached my first payout in February and hope to continue receiving payouts regularly.