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My First Hubpages Payment

Updated on May 29, 2012


After two months of working hard to create new articles for Hubpages, and promoting my work as much as I can when I find the time from everything else in my life, I have finally received my first payment from Hubpages. While I have earned money through Google Adsense from my hubs, I have finally reached the $50.00 minimum payout through the Hubpages ad program. Really, I made most of this money in the past 2 months, and have seen steadier earnings as time goes on. I have a few goals for the future, but the most prominent and hopefully most achievable one is to reach the minimum payment every month. Check out my payment proof below!

My April Payment!
My April Payment!

While I am extremely happy to have received my first payment, I know that I should not celebrate too much; I have a lot more work to do if I want to continue my success on Hubpages. I have written quite a bit for various online sites in the past, but Hubpages had not been on my radar until after Google's infamous Panda update. I know that I will have to continue writing and earning on Hubpages if I want to have any sort of success, and I have decided to give myself a few goals in order to motivate myself to continue my work on Hubpages.

  • Publish 180 hubs by September 3rd.
  • Earn $500 in the summer months.
  • Continue asking and answering questions on Hubpages.
  • Reach 1500 daily pageviews by September 3rd.
  • Have 250 followers by September 3rd

Have you reached payout yet?

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    • KenDeanAgudo profile image

      Kenneth C Agudo 

      5 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Wow, very inspiring I hope I could cash out soon. Since I am still earning and it seems that hubpages is really not so high income generating site I hope i could make a living out of my dedication here.

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      5 years ago

      great news... congratulations

    • David Trujillo profile image

      David Trujillo Uribe 

      5 years ago from Medellin, Colombia

      I´m about to receive my first payment, or I hope so. But man, just two months?? It took me almost a year for my first $50 dollar goal. I haven´t been that active really, but I´m gonna check more about your hubs to see what the secret is.

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      Kenneth C Agudo 

      5 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      congratulations ;-)

    • ivanmarginal profile image


      6 years ago from Jakarta

      Congratz! It inspires me.

    • D22314 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Canada

      While my earnings on HP are not the greatest, I do spend a lot of time on other sites. When I still wrote for Demand Studios, I could make around $105-$145 a day depending on how much time I had. With Knoji, I can make around $13 an hour if I really put my mind to it. While it does take effort, as long as you are dedicated you can make money. With that said, writing is notoriously known for being next to impossible to earn a proper living with. Writing online will only be a full time career for those that work long hours and create high quality and unique articles and pieces. To me, writing online allows me to make some cash on the side, which I can use to pay a few of my bills or save up some money for a vacation. As a professional writer, I can say that the only site that seems to have real world weight to it would be Suite101, and even then only if you create articles that are nominated for awards on that site.

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      6 years ago

      I am wondering about this. Do you think that months of work is a lot to ask for only $57? I am not knocking your progress at HubPages, but I can't help feel like the pay scale for these content sites is peanuts. I want to make a professional living by writing and doing it this way doesn't seem to add up for me. No one can live on $0.01 per page click. How do you feel knowing that you may be writing for pennies on the dollar (and working hard might I add) for way less than you deserve? I have written for Suite101, Demand Studios, Ehow and Examiner and I realized it was not meeting my lucrative goals. Does anyone else feel this way? Do you only see this as a side hobby rather than a professional pursuit? Just wondering. Some people I know say they won't "pick up the pen" so to speak for more than $100 a pop. Where is that work online?! I fear it doesn't exist. How do you feel about all this?

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      6 years ago from USA

      That's wonderful!

      Write on!

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      Madeleine Salin 

      6 years ago from Finland

      Congratulations and good luck! :)

    • NZUNG SERAPHINE profile image


      6 years ago

      Am happy for you.all the best in the future

    • hhelen profile image


      6 years ago

      Congrats. Nice to see another hubber receiving their first payment. I've written extensively on how to increase your earning please see my last hub.

      Good luck and hope you continue to increase your earnings.

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      Penny Lulich 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      I think that's very exciting, and I can't wait to join the ranks of those who have seen a paycheck from Hubpages. Congrats!

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      6 years ago

      Congratulations. Good luck with your goals.

    • Talullah profile image


      6 years ago from SW France

      Well done, and good luck!

    • wikidoll profile image


      6 years ago

      great dear..keep up the goood work

    • wetnosedogs profile image


      6 years ago from Alabama

      Congratulations. Best of luck on your goals.

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      6 years ago

      Congrats on your first payout! Thanks for sharing! Take care, Kelley

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      Shasta Matova 

      6 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on your first payment. I wish you well with your goals.


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