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My Earnings from Hubpages - Answer to question "How much do you earn from Hubpages every month?"

Updated on June 14, 2012
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I joined Hubpages to see if I could earn money writing online. I'm happy to report that I can. Considering that I had been blogging for three years before joining Hubpages and earned nothing, earning a few dollars from my writings here on Hubpages, is truly exciting to me.

By Hubpages' standards, I am by no means a success story. Nor am I an excellent hubber for that matter. Just check out my hubber score. When most hubbers, who have been here for as long as I have, are enjoying a hubber score in mid 90's to 100, my hubber score has remained in the 80's. And to add insult to injury, there are hubbers who have been here just a few weeks (a few weeks!) and already been blessed with a perfect "100" hubber score. Excuse me, but that's quite disconcerting.

That said, and although I had lost the burning passion that I had during my first six months here on Hubpages, my earnings on Hubpages have continued to grow.

Here's My Story

When I joined Hubpages on November 10, 2010, there was no Hubpages Ad Program at the time. The only sources of income were Google Adsense, Amazon and eBay. I had Adsense and Amazon accounts, but no eBay.

First Month Earnings

On my first month, I had taken the "30 hubs in 30 days" challenge, and successfully finished it. But even with 30 hubs, I earned zero on my first month.

My Earnings from Hubpages - image  by Rosie2010, derived from clipart by OCAL from
My Earnings from Hubpages - image by Rosie2010, derived from clipart by OCAL from

Second Month Earnings

On my second month, with approximately 40 hubs, I was so thrilled to have earned $3.99 on Adsense. And listen to this... I had also earned my very first Amazon referral fee, a whopping 40 cents. For me, that was phenomenal!

My Earnings from Hubpages - image  by Rosie2010, derived from clipart by OCAL from
My Earnings from Hubpages - image by Rosie2010, derived from clipart by OCAL from

Continued Growth in Earnings

When Hubpages introduced the Hubpages Ad Program, not everyone was happy. There were a lot of discontent and negativity in the forums. A good number of hubbers were saying that the Hubpages Ad Program was killing their Adsense earnings. There was an option, of course, of turning off the HPAds program. I never did. My Adsense earnings continued to grow and combined with the new HPAds program, my earnings here on Hubpages were higher than ever. I shared my experience in my hub "Is Hubpages Ad Program killing Adsense Earnings?"

My Earnings from Hubpages - image by Rosie2010, derived from clipart by OCAL from
My Earnings from Hubpages - image by Rosie2010, derived from clipart by OCAL from

Changes in Hubpages Ad Layout

There were changes in Hubpages Ad layout that affected Google Adsense earnings. The one that concerned me and other hubbers the most, was the latest Hubpages Ad layout change implemented five months ago. Check out this forum thread "New Ad Layout Launching today" and read the concerns brought up by the Hubpages community, including myself.

The following images show the changes in the Hubpages Ad layout.

  • Orange - Hubpages ads
  • Blue - Google ads

Changes in Hubpages Ad Layout

Hubpages Ad Layout change implemented in March 2011
Hubpages Ad Layout change implemented in March 2011
Latest Hubpages Ad Layout
Latest Hubpages Ad Layout

The change in Hubpages Ad layout in March 2011, brought in a slight decrease in my overall earnings for March, but bounced back stronger in April 2011. However, the new layout with higher CPM boosted my HPAds earnings, and my combined Adsense and HPAds earnings in October 2011, had almost doubled. So, thank you Hubpages!

Monthly Earnings on Hubpages

So, to answer the question "How much do you earn from Hubpages every month?" - here are my monthly combined earnings from Google Adsense, Hubpages Ad Program, and Amazon, from November 10, 2010 to March 31, 2012:

Monthly Earnings from Hubpages


Please note:

  • May I repeat that the above monthly earnings from Hubpages, are the combined earnings from Adsense, Hubpages Ad Program, and Amazon, for November 2010 up to March 31, 2012.
  • The big jump in earnings in November and December 2011, was mainly due to holiday season referral fees from Amazon.
  • Most of my 100+ hubs were written during my first six months. I had only written 8 hubs, including this hub, from June 2011 to March 31, 2012.

Although there are many writers here on Hubpages who are earning so much more than I do, I am proud of my earning an extra $300+ a month from my writings here on Hubpages.

Not bad for a writer whose hubber score is 86, eh? I say, not bad... not bad at all.

Did you know? by Rosie2010

Did you know you can create your own HubPage?

Did you know you can be part of a great community, make friends and, share your knowledge and experience, and EARN MONEY through Adsense and other Affiliate programs?



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  • Barbara Kay profile image

    Barbara Badder 

    7 years ago from USA

    I enjoyed seeing how you are doing. I didn't reach my 1 million views until I had been here for three years. My income is similar to yours, but I've been here a little longer. You are writing great hubs. Please update the earnings chart. We'd all like to see it.

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    Jennifer Arnett 

    7 years ago from California

    That's crazy how your earning exponentially increased in the month of December. It must be all of the people looking for gifts. Thank you for showing us this info. We all wonder how much work it will take to start really making money on HubPages.

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    Rasna Aisha 

    8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

    Hi Rosie,

    Just curious, you are averaging from 2000 to 3000 views per day and your HP earnings is in between 150 dollars to 200? That would be 5-7 dollars per day. Am I wrong? Gee, looking forward for your answer. Thanks for inspiring others. I hope you get more traffic!

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    Billionaire Brains 

    8 years ago from Washington, DC

    Looks like December 2012 was an awesome month for you! I'm impressed. I'm beginning to realize that anything is possible on hubpages.

  • Boisegal profile image


    8 years ago from Boise, ID

    Thanks for the seem like a pretty great hubber to me! Loved that you included your stats, I'm always reading up on if it's really possible to make money here.

  • escapethealarm profile image


    8 years ago

    This is a great post, really appreciate the transparency.

    I'm still very fresh to Hub Pages but looking forward to writing some good content and hopefully gaining some traction over the next few months.

  • mizjo profile image


    8 years ago from New York City, NY

    Rosie, this is very heartening. What I gather is that you must keep writing and increasing your hubs in order to earn an income. Never mind your hub score. I'll keep trying even though life seems to keep putting boulders in the way. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    8 years ago

    Interesting hub, Rosie, and thanks for sharing the stats with us. I don't know what I would do without the HP ad program because Google earnings are not worth mentioning anymore. Plus, the HP program is far more generous than I ever recall Google being, for me at least. I am not too concerned with the whole Google issue so long as my account is in good standing I tend to ignore it and keep doing what I have been doing. It is what it is...

    Happy Hump Day!

    Kerry :)

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    Vespa Woolf 

    8 years ago from Peru, South America

    Wow, this is very inspirational and I'd say you've definitely found success on HubPages! It's interesting to read about the changes in format, etc. and how that affected yur earnings. Congratulations on a successful career in online writing!

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    8 years ago

    Congratulations! This is really awesome! Keep up the good work.

  • beingwell profile image


    8 years ago from Bangkok

    Where do you get those drawings! Super fun! Voted up!

  • ivanmarginal profile image


    8 years ago from Jakarta

    Very interesting hub. And inspiring! Thanks for sharing this.

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    Sondra Rochelle 

    8 years ago from USA

    You're doing a ton better than I am, and I've been here 9 months already! I have higher hubber scores than you, but only 29,000 views on 108 hubs (and this is after I dumped 25 hubs!). I took a bad hit from Google a few months back and still have not recovered...and I was just starting to do a buck a day when that happened. So...that's MY money tree...pitiful compared to yours, for sure...but I'm always happy to see another hubber do well here and I keep hoping I will, also...sooner or later!

  • IOwn profile image


    8 years ago from My laptop in the UK

    Nice work, especially December 2011!!!

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    Audrey Hunt 

    8 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    So glad to have come across your hub Rosie. Gives me hope :) You're doing a great job. Appreciate your willingness to share those numbers!

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    Mr Archer 

    8 years ago from Missouri

    Very informative hub. Great job at the graphics.

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    Pete Fanning 

    8 years ago from Virginia

    I was so excited to get my first payout, I cannot fathom numbers like these...great job Rosie!

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    8 years ago from PNG

    Rosie, your hub is very inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

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    Fotinoula Gypsyy 

    8 years ago from NYC BABY

    Great article! I found it very helpful and encouraging. I joined hubpages for fun, but why not make extra money while being here if you can!! thanks for sharing, I'm sure it will help many fellow hubbers!!

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    Danson Wachira 

    8 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

    Hi Rosie2010, I came here from a link in your hub [My Traffic on Hubpages - Countdown to One Million Views], i just had to and am telling you your figures really encourage me. Thanks for sharing.

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    8 years ago from Bradford, Wy, UK

    Great article. New hubber here. I'm still you have to sign up to Google ad-sense to earn of do you just magically start earning after several dozen hubs?

  • maheshpatwal profile image


    8 years ago from MUMBAI

    Rosie.... your hub is an inspiration for lots of people like me go gave up early after writing few hubs in HP...... I've learnt from your hub that perseverance is what matters here in HP... you have ignite the fire in me.... will start writing again in HP thanks for sharing your experience. Voted up.

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    Chantele Cross-Jones 

    8 years ago from Cardiff

    That was a really interesting and informative hub, i hope to get to that situation one day. Even if my writing just starts covering the odd bill I would be happy! Sadly I dont have a huge amount of time to write at the moment, but hope that just plugging away at it slowely when I can will build up a decent base of hubs. good luck to you and congrats

  • beingwell profile image


    8 years ago from Bangkok

    You inspire me. Truly., thanks! Looking forward to more hubs!

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    LJ Scott 

    8 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

    Great stuff, because of it's honesty, and the willingness to share the reality of your personal hub experience. I am encouraged to keep on hubbin'.

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 

    8 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

    Rosie, this is a very inspiring hub. I appreciate the details provided by you. This is surely going to motivate a lot of people, me included.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • drspaniel profile image


    9 years ago from Somewhere, where the sun shines once a year...

    I am hugely appreciative of the time and effort put into the creation of this article, and the fact that you've also given accurate and truthful factors is also a nice change from the usual curtains authors put over their readers eyes...

    I am also inspired by this Hub ad it shows me that I can eventually make some decent money with this website! Thanks!

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    Melvin Porter 

    9 years ago from New Jersey, USA

    Great hub. I have also see substantial increases in my earnings since I have been on Hubpages but your earnings are much better. I hope to get to that level of earnings soon. Keep up the good work.

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    Renz Kristofer Cheng 

    9 years ago from Manila

    This is practically awesome! I got a little more inspired after viewing this hub! :)

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    Kacper Zylka 

    9 years ago from Warsaw, Poland

    Informative and motivating. Can you make a graph showing how revenue per number of hubs rises over time?

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    9 years ago from Norway

    Voted up; thanks a lot for sharing this helpful hub

  • Bianu profile image


    9 years ago from Africa

    This is one of my favorite hubs. Please post your April earnings.This is where I come to when I get discouraged about my earnings.

    I experienced a dip in April, May seems set to be a better month.

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    The Reminder 

    9 years ago from Canada

    Thanks for sharing your revenues. It gives hope!

  • Bianu profile image


    9 years ago from Africa

    Once again, this is one of the most realistic hubs on HP earnings.

    I will come back every month to watch you rise.

    Hope to see you on the front page as one of the success stories soon.

  • gclitty profile image


    9 years ago

    Voted up. I actually like the way you write. Your concise and to the point. Also, it was refreshing to read a success story that included some real numbers! Will read more of your hubs for sure.


    oh and just a p.s. I'm still working on my first ya, your my hero right now

  • supermom_in_ny profile image


    9 years ago from NY

    Great advice! Love all the details. ;)

  • RolyRetro profile image


    9 years ago from Brentwood, Essex, UK

    Been at it two weeks, only got 4 hubs and closing in on my first dollar! Thanks for the insight, and looking forward to writing my own update when I get my first paycheck.



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    9 years ago from Home Sweet Home

    Wow!! You did better than me hundreds of times ! I guess hubscore doesn't prove that you can earn much. How do you go about the Amazon referral fees? I still don't get it.

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    9 years ago from SW France


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    Lissa Mirror 

    9 years ago

    Wow, you are an inspiring example. Good luck in future! We will try to do our best too

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    Vasanthan R Menon 

    9 years ago from India

    Very encouraging words from you for new/ reluctant hubbers like me...thanks a ton

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    John Coviello 

    9 years ago from New Jersey

    Impressive accomplishments Rosie! Congrats! Thanks for the inspiration to the rest of the HubPages community.

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    9 years ago from Florida, United States

    Very encouraging stuff. Thanks for illustrating how hub earnings can grow with some hard work and dedication! Very cool. Voted up, awesome, and shared.

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    Sharilee Swaity 

    9 years ago from Canada

    Rosie, this hub is so well done! You have done so well with your earnings and I am inspired by your hub. My goal is to make a few hundred a month, but I have not reached that goal yet. You are showing that it can be done. Good for you!

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    Brian E Ramsey 

    9 years ago from Arkansas

    Thank You for this hub it has given me faith that with hard work I may be able to make a little off this to help around the house with the bills!

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    Mark Ewbie 

    9 years ago from UK

    Not bad at all. We joined about the same time. I have a higher score and have written more pages. My income last month was forty dollars.

    Rosie - I take my hat off to you, very well done indeed.

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    Oyewole Folarin 

    9 years ago from Lagos

    This informative hub will surely inspires new hubbers that hardwork, time, and persistent will pay later.

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    9 years ago from Australia

    Really enjoyed this. I am new here. Just 2 weeks old. I decided to challenge myself to write 100 hubs in 100 days. I'm up to about 20. With a toddler and baby it's often hard to get time to do anything let alone write. I'm here for the long run and hope to enjoy successes like you have. Thankyou for being willing to share.

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    Danette Watt 

    9 years ago from Illinois

    Hi Rosie, Unfortunately I'm not able to earn anything from Amazon because I live in IL (My sister, fellow hubber Denise Handlon also can't earn from Amazon because she lives in NC). I think this has really hurt my earnings and I sure do wish that could be changed.

    Having said that though, I still don't have a solid understanding about the Google and HP ad programs and suspect I'm missing out on some earnings because of that. (sigh)

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    9 years ago from I go back in forth between the Philippines and the U.A.E.

    Thanks for this! It's really inspiring but also realistic.

  • Bianu profile image


    9 years ago from Africa

    This an eye opener. I have 50% of the number of hubs you have but only 10% of your income. And we have been at HP for approx the same lenght of time.

    This is encouraging though. Maybe I'll try the 30 day challenge.

    is there any way of knowing which hubs have the highest adsense revenue?

  • elle64 profile image


    9 years ago from Scandinavia

    Well done Rosie- You need to write more hubs then you will make even more money.

  • GDiBiase profile image


    9 years ago from Portland, ME

    Hi Rosie,

    Thanks for the inspiring hub, it give me hope. I have been on hub pages for about 14 months ago. I wrote for the first 4 months, then got busy with life, started writing again 1/2012, am starting to see money, your hub is inspiring!

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    Tricia Mason 

    9 years ago from The English Midlands

    Hi, Thank you.

    It is very interesting to see what people actually earn ~ but it's a bit rude to ask.

    My author score tends to remain in the lower 90s and I tend to get reasonably good responses to my hubs.

    But my monthly earning are only around the £30 dollar mark.

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    Demas W Jasper 

    9 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

    That is enough inspiration for me to go back and examine your Hubs for comparison with mine. If we all do that, I am sure your earnings will continue to escalate. Then I will need to do a Hub on what I have learned from you and hope that mine might, too ;o)

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    Chin chin 

    9 years ago from Philippines

    Thanks Rosie for sharing your income progress here in HubPages. It's very encouraging. I will try to work on writing more hubs. Voted up!

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    9 years ago from Beijing,China

    Thanks so much for disclosing your earnings on hubpages and I have inspired a lot from your story. I think I will keep writing. Recently, hubpage is strict with content quality and I've got rejected a few times, that makes me a little bit discouraged.

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    9 years ago from USA

    Thanks for being so open, I sincerely appreciate it. Voted up.

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    Bill Holland 

    9 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Wow! This was a fascinating hub in that you did us all a favor and detailed your earnings. I keep telling myself that patience is the key. I just hit $24.00 after two months and this hub is very encouraging. Thank you!

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    Shasta Matova 

    9 years ago from USA

    This is really helpful to know Rosie. Thanks for providing this information. Patience seems to be the key. Are you planning on writing more to grow even more here?

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    9 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this information, Rosie. It's inspiring for a newbie like me when you can see other peoples success stories.

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    Bill De Giulio 

    9 years ago from Massachusetts

    Great Hub. I have been waiting for something like this to show us new Hubbers what can happen if we stick with it. The earnings growth for you has been tremendous. Thanks for sharing.

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    Bldg an Architect 

    9 years ago

    Very helpful and encouraging. Thanks for sharing your earnings and experiences with the community. Its really great to see what it takes to be successful here.

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    Audrey Hunt 

    9 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    I really appreciate your posting your earnings. I'm more motivated to write more hubs now. There is still much that I don't understand about adsense earnings and such.

    voting up!


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