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Internet Writing - A Message of Hope!

Updated on December 5, 2011

As a new author on the Internet I have been religiously reading all the Hub Tutorials, Hubs on Hubs, and even posted a few questions to clarify my misunderstanding of certain things. I signed up for affiliate programs and spent some time reading the hubs about how to get traffic to my particular hubs.

So now after only a couple of weeks as an official “author” I earned a staggering 12 cents from HubPages. Now, don’t get me wrong, this is not an article about disappointment rather it is about encouragement. Quite frankly I did not expect to see any money in the first month or two. An added bonus was when I checked my AdSense account and saw an amazing $1.00 for the month!

It should be noted that I have no delusions of becoming a millionaire from writing articles. Actually it is more for the fun of it. Quite honestly I do not know if I consider myself a blogger, short story writer or just a frustrated author.

I also realize that there are hundreds of hubs about hubs! So why would anyone want to read yet another one? The reason I wrote this article was two-fold. First, to let all the newbie hubbers know it will work. It will be a very slow and tedious process but it will work! Make sure you write something interesting or informative! Second, I thought it would be kind of cool to look back at this article several years from now and see how I progressed. Did I stick with it? Am I still making only $1.00 a month?

Only time will tell, but I do see quite a number of successful hubbers that have been on HubPages for several years. They must be doing something right!



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    • Michele Travis profile image

      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you for this hub. This is a hub that is going to help me learn how to start making money. Even if it is only a dollar, lol. That is ok. Hub hopping is a great idea. Now, I can start doing that! Thanks again!

    • KevinC9998 profile image

      KevinC9998 6 years ago

      Victoria: Hello! Actually from what I have been reading that is not too bad to start off with. Just keep writing quality hubs and your traffic and revenue will grow. Best of luck and keep hubbing!!! Kevin

    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Kevin--I came across your hub again. I made less than 3 dollars my first month. I have 28 hubs in 7 weeks--about the same amount of time as you have been here. Most of that 3 bucks is from hubpages. Only 41 cents from Adsense. What do you think I'm doing wrong? I've submitted some links to a few sites. Any advice? maybe I need to look at the types of topics I'm submitting...?

    • Phil Plasma profile image

      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      You are doing better than I am in terms of revenue, that's a great start!

    • KevinC9998 profile image

      KevinC9998 6 years ago

      Thanks Victoria! I appreciate the feedback. Good luck!

    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thank you for the encouragement! I've written only one hub and am still trying to figure out how to link, get traffic, etc.... I don't have an adsense account approved yet, so no money possibilities yet. Thanks for the message of hope! I'm going to follow you and watch your progress and perhaps take my inspiration from it.

      --Victoria Lynn