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HubPages Earnings: Second Payment Received July 2012

Updated on August 1, 2012
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Month 2012
New Hubs
Earnings
May
8
$29.01
June
1
$20.06

Details of My Second Payment on HubPages

My first HubPages payment took me a long time to earn. It is common knowledge that once you earn on a site once, you tend to earn your next payment a lot quicker. That's because you learn your way around the site, what works and what doesn't. To get a clear picture of what was working I kept stats on my monthly earnings. I wrote a hub my April 2012 HubPages earnings with accurate numbers regarding new published hubs, comments and followers. What did I learn? There are several things you can do on HubPages that will help you earn more money! More on that later.

Below on the right side of the page, you can see a screen shot of my July 2012 HubPages payment. It was for $50.29. It took me two months to reach the payout.

How did I reach the HubPages payout in two months?

In May I tried another 30 hubs in 30 days challenge and couldn't complete it. Why? Food poisoning, thanks to a raw food (veggies and fruit) diet. Then the kids had a string of school and extracurricular activities that kept me from the computer. I published 8 new hubs. Did that increase my earnings? Yes.

In June, I only added one new hub. Since I didn't have time to write any hubs I decided to test a theory I had by running an experiment. Could you earn on HubPages just by leaving comments? The answer is yes! It's good to know that there is something that you can do to continue earning money.

Screen shot of my second payment from hubpages.
Screen shot of my second payment from hubpages.

Ebay, Amazon and Google Earnings

My ebay earnings have increased. I have made three sales through my hubs, which is irrelevant because they pay per click. In May I earned $2.77. In June ebay earnings were $1.86.

My Amazon earnings are harder to determine because I also earn through Squidoo, my blogs and other sites. I can tell you that I have earned through sales of items I recommend only through hubpages. Those sales have increased as well.

Although I have earned from Google Adsense, it hasn't been much. I don't mind because the commissions from Amazon have improved.

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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      dinkan53 4 years ago from India

      Congratulations, got my first payment out on June. Have to go a long journey for the second. Still getting only clicks from ebay. Hope to get a few sales in the future. Keep writing and good luck.

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @dinkan53 Don't worry about ebay sales, you only earn from clicks anyway. Concentrate on Amazon products because that's where the money is. Thanks for participating in the conversation. Good luck here on HubPages.

      :)

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      onlinecashdigest 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      You are amazing supermom_in_ny, you have only 45 hubs and you already achieved payout.

      I would be studying your methods.

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @onlinecashdigest You know, I have to thank you for pointing that out. I hadn't realized that I only had a few hubs, compared to others. I think that search engine traffic is what helps me earn quickly. I also believe that interlinking my hubs within the content increases page views. Thanks for your comment! ;)

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Interesting hub. Well done on your first payout and here's to another one next month! I look forward to your hub about your 'one hub in a month' theory. I keep thinking about doing the 30 in 30 days but the most hubs I have managed in a month so far is only 16 (last September). However, I'm not working any more so maybe I may take the plunge :o)

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Food poisoning, how awful. Will you reapply for the apprentice program?

      Thanks for writing this and congratulations on another payment.

      I'm sharing this.

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      Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi supermom,

      Yet another useful hub; very encouraging, thank you. I think I posted a response on your first payout hub three or four days ago and I have since earned a dollar through the HP Ad program. Am very excited about my progress and am more determined to work harder.

      Sharing it as always as this hub will inspire and motivate other hubbers too. Cheers, Rema.

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @Jools99 Testing out another theory I have today. Stay tuned because I will be posting a series of hubs to run an experiment, followed by a hub explaining the results. Go ahead and write more hubs, but be sure to write them on similar topics so that you can interlink them. I tested that theory and the few hubs I wrote that don't have similar hubs linked to them have ceased receiving traffic. Thanks for reading my hub and for leaving a comment. Good luck! ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @wetnosedogs Yes, the food poisoning was really bad. Fortunately, my oldest son had just arrived from Rhode Island on his way to move to Philly (he's in the Navy). He was a great help getting the other 6 in line, picking up some food for them, etc. I haven't applied for the apprentice program. Have you? I was going to and then decided not to. It's a good thing too! That's when I got sick.

      Thanks for the comment and the share! ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @Rema Thanks for your kind words, your share and the encouragement. I'm glad to hear that your earnings have increased. Don't forget to add your work to social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, etc.

      Good luck! ;)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Great information, supermom! Very interesting and I will be following your progress and your upcoming hubs to learn more about your theories. :) Hoping the next month is even more profitable for you. :)

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @TToombs08 Thanks! I'm writing the hubs right now. Trying to finish before my two youngest wake up. LOL! Much success to you too! ;)

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      Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thank you supermom for your suggestion of social bookmarking my hubs. Yes, I am doing it on all the sites you mentioned plus on redgage which gets a lot of page views. Thanks again, you are very helpful. Cheers, Rema.

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @Rema Great! You are making it happen. ;)

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      Lohrainne Janell 4 years ago from Fairfield, IA

      another inspiring Hub to keep going! Thanks for sharing.

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @Lohrainne Janell You are very welcome! ;)

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      I wondered where you disappeared to. Glad to have you back. I enjoy and learn from all your hubs. If you think about it $20 for only publishing 1 hub this month is really good. That tells me, you have some good organic traffic going to some evergreen hubs. You inspire us hubbers just starting.

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @Lipnancy Thanks for making my day with your encouragement. Had some bad news come my way. Anyway, yes I have search engine traffic on a regular basis. However, the page views came from the other experiment I ran in May. Couldn't finish that hub yet. My youngest son woke up and I have to run some errands. Will be back and will reveal what maintained the traffic - somewhat. I also have another several hubs to publish to test my other theory. I hope that everyone will stick with me, since publishing all those hubs will be an important experiment. Not trying to jam up everyone's inbox with hubs. ;)

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Congratulations, keep it up.

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @girishpuri Thanks! I love the motto on your profile. It's so true!

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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

      That's awesome, supermom! Congratulations on the progress. I'm looking forward to learning what your little experiment was all about.

      I'm doing a little experimenting of my own...hehe...but it will be a while before I'll have anything to say about it =(

      Aloha!

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @chrisinhawaii Thanks! I just published the results of the experiment. Now I am in the middle of another experiment. Wonder how this one is going to turn out. Can't wait to read yours! ;)

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      Lovelovemeloveme 4 years ago from Cindee's Land

      Hi supermom. As advised I checked this out. It's cool for passive income. Let's keep at it! ;D

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @Lovelovemeloveme I'm not earning much through the HubPages Ad Program yet, but I make sales almost everyday through Amazon. I agree. I love passive income! ;)

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      Patrick Kamau 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      supermom_in_ny, congratulations are in order for your HP payout. Very soon you will be receiving a payout every month like I am doing and ooh it is so good, so rewarding. Thanks for sharing this, you are encouraging others and showing them the way to go.

      Waiting to see more of hubs. By the way, what tricks and tips can you give me concerning amazon?

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      Lovelovemeloveme 4 years ago from Cindee's Land

      It's more so a hobby too. I enjoy engaging in convos and meeting ppl social media style. Lol so convenient. Heloooooo community .

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @Lovelovemeloveme It really is convenient. I can write any day or time I want! ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @Patkay I would love to see your stats! I wrote a hub about making money with Amazon. Here it is: https://hubpages.com/business/Amazon-Affiliate-Pro... ;)

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      Jakub Dubec 4 years ago from Europe

      I love to follow You by now supermom! :-)

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @neophonic Thank you. I hope my hubs are helping you make money online! ;)

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      mismazda 4 years ago from a southern georgia peach

      Good article....voted up and useful....will be incorporating these tips...

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @mismazda Following you to cheer you on! ;)

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      mismazda 4 years ago from a southern georgia peach

      Thanks so much..

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      It is a very informative hub especially the' earning through comment' point is a news for me. Thanks for writing. Sharing it

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @shampa sadhya It's good to know that one can continue earning, even you don't have time to publish a hub! Thanks for taking the time to vote and comment! ;)

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      Benz B 4 years ago

      I have been on Hubpages for 3 years and have published over 100 with 200k views on hubs and counting, some of which I have made a mistake of deleting over the months do to under performance. I have to say that of all of the hubs that are helpful for fellow hubbers when it comes to making money yours are far superior to 90% of them. I think all new hubbers should start here at your hubs and learn the right way from the beginning. Keep up the excellent work I am about half way done with reading all of your hubs and you have taught me a few good tricks. Thanks.

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @Benz B I'm honored by your words. I always try to help others because I remember how difficult it was to learn how to make money. There are so many people out there preying on newbies. Believe it or not, I have helped people in the past. Then they turned around and tried to sell me something! The world is full of wolves in sheep's clothing. I like to inspire, encourage and edify others. It always comes back on hundred fold. ;)

      Thanks.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Hi supermom, first of all I am sorry you were down with food poisoning. This is real good hub and informative too. One thing I can not understand is how do hubpages make payments. Do they do it like adsense ie if someone clicks their ads or the number of pageviews you get on your hubs?

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      e.a gonzales 4 years ago from Philippines

      You are really a supermom!I've learn a lot from your hubs. Every tiime I read them I got new ideas on how hubpages really works.keep up the good work:)

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      marie17183 4 years ago

      Congratulations on your payout! With regard to Amazon earnings have you set up a separate Amazon hubpages tracking ID? It makes tracking sales through hubpages a lot easier especially since people who arrive at Amazon through hubpages sometimes go on to buy completely separate products from the ones you are promoting.

      Anyway keep hubbing and here's to future payouts!

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @Indian Chef The HubPages Ad Program pays per page views. ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @e.a gonzales Thanks! I will be sharing how I make money on other sites too. It's important to diversify.

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @marie17183 I haven't setup a tracking ID yet. Do you know if all the tracking IDs are combined into one to make the payout? I have a lot of Amazon links on Squidoo, my blogs and other sites.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Stephanie Launiu 4 years ago from Hawai'i

      Thanks so much for your hub! I'm following you and learning so much from your experiences. Voted up, useful, interesting.

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @Hawaiian Scribe I'm here to help others with the lessons I have learned. Thanks for the votes. Wishing you much success! ;)

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      marie17183 4 years ago

      Regarding the Amazon tracking ID, you can set up separate tracking ID's for each 'channel' such as hubpages on your main account. All sales are combined, it just makes it a lot easier to track how many sales are coming from a particular channel.

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @marie17183 Are you sure it's combined? That's why I haven't done it. I don't want to have 4% on one tracking ID and 6.5% on the other.

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      marie17183 4 years ago

      Yep, i'm pretty sure its combined. I have about six tracking ID's under my main account. This is some of the wording from the Amazon Associates website under the heading "Tracking ID":

      "Tracking IDs remain associated with your main Associates ID and do not constitute separate accounts."

      https://affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk/gp/associat...

      All I can say is that from my experience having separate tracking ID's does not affect the referral rate, but it does make it a hell of a lot easier to track where the sales are coming from.

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      Mandy M S 4 years ago

      I started a hub about my earnings week by week. I was making about $2.00 a week by the end of the first month, and the amount I earn increases every week. Thanks for this inspiring hub! I look forward to making my first payout!

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @marie17183 Thanks for your help! I took your advice and created tracking IDs for different Squidoo accounts and it worked. However, as time went on and I created more lenses I moved them to different accounts and the tracking IDS don't make sense anymore. LOL! It doesn't matter. They are generating income and that is the important part. I have seen several sales from the products I have written about on HubPages, so I know my hubs are working for me too.

      Again, thanks for the help! ;)

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      JNedele 4 years ago from Culp Creek, OR

      I have earned two... count them... two pennies. lol I'll keep at it, though, because I still do not know what I'm doing. Thank you so much for your suggestions.

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Payout in 2 months is pretty impressive!! I'll be making it next month by the looks of it! need to clear $14 this month! fingers crossed. that'll be 7 months

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      ryanjhoe 4 years ago from Somewhere over the rainbow

      Nice hub you have! Thanks for sharing the proof about how you can reach your earnings and got payments. :)

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @Mandy M S Great work! I'm sure it will continue to increase. I just got my third payment from HubPages last month. :)

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @JNedele Don't give up. Anyone can make money online! I have made a lot of money. Don't think I will return to a 9-5 any time soon. ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @daisydayz I don't know why, but it always take longer to earn the first payout. After that, it gets easier and easier. Good luck and thanks for sharing!

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @ryanjhoe You are very welcome! Hope it helps you make some money here. ;)

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