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Is your traffic NOT reflecting on your earnings? The correlation between quality and quantity.

Updated on March 15, 2012

Is your work not earning enough money?

If you are attracting the amount of traffic that you want, BUT you are not making as much money as you thought you would be, there is a reason why. After doing a lot of research, I've found several reasons why many writers are NOT making the money that they should be, even if they are attracting the amount of traffic that they are working so hard for.

Day after day, I've found myself almost obsessing over the traffic that both of my blogs receive and looking over the statistics from two of the three websites that I write for. Overall I can say that I am happy, seeing as how my traffic from all 4 websites combined brings me to just over 10, 000 views per week. Looking over my Adsense earnings, I can see just where I am making the most money, and which websites I need to work harder.

On average, I say I make around $100 to $200 a week from Adsense writing online. This is not always guaranteed, which is why I make sure I keep my content fresh, up to date, and constant. However great this may seem, not every writer has had this type of luck, or at all through out the year. There is a reason why so many writer opt to work for websites such as this one: Hubpages, Triond, or Helium, and it is because these websites help writers get the traffic that they need in order to make money.

Just because we write for several websites, or constantly keep up with our blogs, it doesn't mean that we will earn the money that we want. This is the part that many freelancers struggle with, and many are constantly wondering what they can do to increase their earnings, not just their traffic.

Where can you receive the most traffic, and earn the most?

I see many freelancers writing about how to increase their traffic to earn more, but they struggle to find the topic that will help them achieve the money that they want from Adsense. In reality, just because we receive high amounts of traffic, it does not mean that we will earn a whole lot. There's a reason for that! Everyone can get traffic to their blogs. Even if it is just a few hundred views a day. But, how do we make those hundred views a day be worth a hundred dollars? That's the question that many freelancers want to know!

Making money online to many writers is simple: they write, promote, and watch the earnings add up. This however, doesn't happen to many writers. In fact, many of them think that by writing hundreds of articles a week, it will add up to $100 dollars in revenue share a month. In reality, even if we can write that many articles a week, we still need to make sure that our work is worth that much money. Not every article is worth $100, and even if the article does bring you in the traffic that you need, its not guaranteed that you will receive over $100 a week!

On Hubpages, on average, I get paid .60 cents for every 100 views that I receive. This means, that if I receive 1000 views a week, I get about $6 or a bit more, all depending on where I'm marketing my hubs. This is the part where many freelance writers often get lost. Its not HOW MANY articles you write, it is the QUALITY OF THE ARTICLES that matters!

You have to know WHERE to promote your work, to make sure you earn what it is worth! This is the very trick that many writers struggle to figure out.

Do all bookmarking sites give you the proper attention?

Not all social bookmarking sites will help you earn the money that you want from each article. Think about it this way:

If you write about medicine, then you will want to get your article published in a magazine that is related to your topic. These magazines will probably pay you up to $50 or MORE all depending on your topic, and how detailed it is. If you choose to publish that article on a different niche related magazine, they will pay you, just not the amount of money that you wanted.

Writing online, even if it is for websites such as Hubpages, is similar. You have to know where to publish your work. You can publish different types of articles in every social bookmarking sites you can think of, but it wont do much for your earnings!

How can you earn $20 per click on Adsense?

This seems to be the question of the year! Something that every freelance writer wants to know. Can you ever earn more than a single $1 per click on Adsense? Yes! But you have to know how to properly SEO your articles, and help promote them on the proper forums, social bookmarking sites, and so on..

When your article is next to several articles related to the niche you are writing about, and in the right social bookmarking site for that specific niche, then Google automatically bumps it up higher on the article chain, and sees it as important, and worth more online. This is the type of earnings that you want for your work.

Some of the articles that I've written that make the most money include:

Ten Habits of highly successful writers- Promoted in: Linkedin, DIgg, Paper.Li, Google, Bing, and Yahoo

Simple Techniques to increase your writing Productivity- Promoted on: My blog, paper.LI, Helium- business section and Linkedin.

Increase your Hubpages Rankings: Be findable and earn more- Promoted on: Linkedin, paper. LI, Stumble upon, Digg, and Google.

Find GOLD writing in your Niche: How can this help you be a better writer?- Promoted on: Stumble Upon, Linkedin, Paper.Li, Helium- business section, Facebook, Google, and Bing.

5 reasons why freelancers fail during their first year of freelancing.- Promoted on: Digg, Google, Social Monkey, Stumble upon, Yahoo, My own blog, Redgage and Linkedin

These articles bring me between $2 to $10 per week on Hubpages Ad program alone. On Adsense I earn $5 to $10 every 1000 to 1500 page views. Earnings on Adsense is all about connecting the type of articles that you write, with the places where those articles will be appreciated the most.

How the use of proper SEO increases REVENUE SHARE for the Hubpages AD program?

When writing your articles, you need to take a closer look at SEO and how this can help your articles. On average, I've seen my traffic improve whenever I pay more attention to the use of SEO and keyword density. These two, I like to call my "magic tricks" because whenever I pay close attention to them, on average, I earn between .50 cents more every 1000 views on the hubpages Ad program.

Whats your traffic worth?

On average, my articles are worth approximately $1 to $3 on a good day. When I take my time, and write as much as I need to. Sometimes, my earnings drop as low as .60 cents to .80 cents per article. Most writers struggle to find the balance between getting more traffic, and earning more. Most of the time, it is not just about getting traffic, but making sure that the few articles you write make you the MONEY that you need.


100 views= .60cents, 1000 views= $6 or $7 dollars.

If you want to earn like this, then try the following.

Try this: Research, write, and publish an article. The next day, take a look at the amount of traffic it got, and how much money that article made you. Examine the ADS that are on you hub. Do they match the theme or the topic of your article? If your article is about family, are the ads similar?

If the answer is NO, then change the keywords on your article. As in make sure you use keywords related to your article as much as possible. Make sure you mention certain keywords between 10 to 15 times every other paragraph. This is called keyword density. Later on, check on your article again. Do the ADS NOW match your article. If its better, then your ads are now worth MORE than they were before.

This means that when someone reads your article, you are more likely to earn more from your work than before!

Feeling excited? you should be! Your work is worth more, which means more money for you THIS MONTH!


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    • passionate77 profile image


      5 years ago

      wow again so much interesting read that i had going all through the article from top to end. thanks jessi for sharing great info dear. blessings !

    • ShaamCA profile image


      6 years ago from India

      Well said there is lot of difference between Quality and Quantity , Quality is more important than Quantity, only quality speaks about your work and that makes you to bring more quantity

    • novascotiamiss profile image


      6 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      Very useful information. I had no idea how this works. Thanks for sharing.

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 

      6 years ago from Clinton CT

      Thanks for this article. I voted up and shared!

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      kalmiya: Thank you for your comment. I'm glad that I was able to help you with information about how to make money online. This can be a difficult job, but it is not impossible. Keep working at it!

    • Kalmiya profile image


      6 years ago from North America

      There is so much to learn when starting writing online! Thanks for your clear explanations about using keyword density. It's hard to keep marketing strategies top of the mind while trying to write an engaging article but I've made notes from your hub. Voted up!

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      I think you can still use SEO in your poetry. I don't see why not. I have many poems on writing websites and they do just fine.

      Try and use highly searched words at least once in your poetry. There is no reason why this shouldn't work!

      Thank you for reading!

    • AudreyHowitt profile image

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      As a poet, I always struggle with this issue. I have other articles on other sites that are note poetry--but I love writing poetry--I just don't see how poetry can be SEO sensitive--or am I wrong?

    • AnnaCia profile image


      6 years ago

      Thanks for the information. Very useful

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      dmop: researching your article, includes researching the most popular keywords. I'm glad you know all about that! That is going to help you achieve a lot of success in writing!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      LVidoni5: Thank you for stopping by! I'm glad this hub helped you!

      sandrabusby: I'm glad that my hub was able to help you!

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      Sandra Busby 

      6 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      I have seen some of what you are saying over and over, and now it is beginning to sink in. My task for the next few days is to actually try it. I appreciate that your writing is clear and easy to follow. Thanks. Sandra Busby

    • LVidoni5 profile image

      Brian Loewer 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks! Got it bookmarked with my other favorite 'make money' hubs.

    • dmop profile image


      6 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      Pretty good article, it is also helpful to research keywords and make sure you are using the most popular ones at that time, as they relate to your theme. If you use keywords properly but no one is searching them, it does little good. Voted up and useful.

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Brett.Tesol: Thank you for reading! Yes, I've told my readers to be careful with keywords, keyword density and even SEO this can harm your chances of getting indexed by Google too!

      Glad this was useful to you!

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Asia

      Useful information. Although you need to be careful with keyword density with the new Google updates, it can make a huge difference to traffic!

      Thanks for SHARING.

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thank you Thumbi7!

      The keywords work the same. You just have to make sure you keep repeating them in the article.

    • thumbi7 profile image

      JR Krishna 

      6 years ago from India

      Very useful article!

      Do the key words in subtitles and those in the paragraphs have different effects?

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      rasta1: Thank you for the comment! I hope that this Hub can help you earn more money this month!

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      Marvin Parke 

      6 years ago from Jamaica

      You are doing good, Hope to join you soon.

    • Jessi10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      No problem! thanks for reading! I'm glad it helped you!

    • Edgar Arkham profile image

      Edgar Arkham 

      6 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Thank you for sharing this. It really helps those of us who are wondering how to increase our earnings from writing.

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      Sally Hayes 

      6 years ago

      I have so much to learn about social bookmarking, but thanks for at least setting me off in the right direction! - Sarah


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