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My first month on HubPages - Views and Earnings Report

Updated on August 23, 2016

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HubPages first month report: Views and earnings
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Are you on HubPages yet?

If you've never tried HubPages, I would definitely recommend it. If you've any hobbies, interests expertise or unique background that you'd like to share with the rest of the world, then HubPages is the platform for you. You can even earn a fair bit of money from writing on the site too, due to the revenue sharing model that HubPages utilises.

Basically, the more readers you get, the more likely they are to click an Ad on one of your Hubs. The more ad clicks you get, the more money you make from your Hubs! It's incredibly simple and very easy to get started. You can sign up to HubPages here (and you'll also help me out by using my referral link!) Feel free to send me a direct message for any help on signing up and getting started.

My first month writing on HubPages

My first month of writing on HubPages has been an enjoyable one, that's for certain. I've loved actively sharing with others in the HubPages community. I've appreciated all feedback I've received on all of my Hubs. I've enjoyed reflecting on, writing and sharing my ideas and interests with others.

It's been great to find other people in the HubPages community who share my interests. Sometimes, I feel unable to share my interests in person for whatever reason. On HubPages, I feel free to express myself. I love the concept of connecting with people from all over the world, and the fact that I'm earning money from it - albeit not a lot at the moment - just makes the whole experience that bit better.

In what follows, I'll share with you my experience on HubPages so far in terms of views and earnings. I'll discuss the successes and failures I've had, and I'll let you know how many of my Hubs have actually had a lot of views, and how many have fallen by the wayside and been cast in to HubPages oblivion, never to be seen (by anyone but me) again.

Below is a table showing my views over the first (ish) 30 days I've had here on HubPages. You can check out all of the following stats:

  • Hubs (numbered for ease)
  • Date published
  • Views over 1 day
  • Views over 7 days
  • Views over 30 days

You can check out my thoughts and conclusions about the data in the capsule following the table. Some interesting stuff to think about! Hopefully it will help all other people that are new to HubPages to dissect where they may be going wrong (or right!) with their views and earnings.

My first month of views on HubPages:

Hub
Date published
1 day views
7 day views
30 day views
1
18 Dec 2015
89
706
2755
2
14 Jan 2016
6
86
157
3
4 Jan 2016
3
79
215
4
7 Jan 2016
5
68
188
5
19 Jan 2016
2
32
36
6
23 Jan 2016
12
26
26
7
11 Jan 2016
5
18
81
8
19 Jan 2016
0
16
21
9
10 Jan 2016
2
12
70
10
23 Jan 2016
2
12
12
11
19 Jan 2016
0
10
12
12
19 Jan 2016
0
7
12
13
3 Jan 2016
0
5
28
14
3 Jan 2016
0
4
18
15
15 Dec 2015
0
3
83
16
4 Jan 2016
0
3
7
17
21 Dec 2015
2
2
5
18
19 Jan 2016
0
2
2
19
22 Dec 2015
0
0
1
20
6 Jan 2016
0
0
11
21
13 Jan 2016
0
0
5

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HubPages first month views review

As you can see, there are a lot of my Hubs that simply don't gain any traction at all. At the same time, there are a number that do gain some amount of traction. Also take note that my best performing Hub is surpassing all others by far. In fact, the total views of all my other Hubs do not come anywhere close to those of my best performing Hub. Additionally, the best performing Hub is also my first ever Hub to have been published. Is there a link here? Does HubPages give your first ever Hub a boost? If so, why? Does it do it so you're more likely to stick around and write some more? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

I can also see a clear winner in terms of the topics I write about. Most of my best performing Hubs are all on one topic: Star Wars. The next best group of Hubs are on the topic of healthy eating/drinking - specifically, blending fruits and protein shakes. Fitness is clearly of interest, as is Star Wars. This got me thinking... These hubs may perform better because they are supported by my other Hubs in the same topic/group. The worst performing Hubs are stand-alone Hubs, in that they have no linked/supporting Hubs also written by myself.

From these results, I would advise all other HubPages newbies to write at least one Hub on one topic. I would advise you to support any Hub you write, with another Hub in the same topic, and to group them together.

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First month HubPages earnings

My total HubPages earnings over the first month I spent on HubPages are shown in the image below. It's evident that as I publish more and more Hubs, I earn more and more from the HubPages Ad Program. My aim is to be earning $0.50 a day consistently by June. I think this is a very achievable target considering I'm already earning a consistent $0.14 per day. By publishing a total of 70 Hubs by June, I should surpass $0.50. However I need to be careful that I only spend time on creating interesting, informative Hubs - as a lot of the already-published ones have been brushed under the carpet, or so it seems.

Here are a few key stats from my first month of earnings on HubPages that you'll probably be interested to hear:

  • Highest earnings in one day: $0.23
  • Lowest earnings in one day: $0.02
  • December 6 - December 10 I experimented with turning off the HupPages Ad Program
  • No Amazon or eBay affiliate sales

The their point above is a vital one for any HubPages newbie! I tried experimenting with the earnings on my Hubs. I read somewhere that if you turn of the HubPages Ad Program, you'll likely earn more money via Google AdSense. The reasoning behind this was that by opting out of HubPages Ad Program, there is more ad space for AdSense to use. Clearly... it didn't work. After reading a couple other Hubbers' experiences from doing the same test, and doing it myself, I would advise against turning off HubPages Ad Program. It's basically lost opportunity - instead of earning $0.09 - £0.013 per day, I earned $0.02 and $0.03 - pretty pointless.

Also note the complete lack of Amazon and eBay sales. I have started using Amazon/eBay capsules a lot more in my Hubs now, but am still yet to reap any rewards. Any pointers/tips would be much apprecited.

First month HubPages earnings

My HubPages first month earnings December 2015 and January 2016.
My HubPages first month earnings December 2015 and January 2016.

HubPages Ad Program VS Google AdSense

Drop in earnings after turning off HubPages Ad Program in favour or more Google AdSense ads
Drop in earnings after turning off HubPages Ad Program in favour or more Google AdSense ads

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First month on HubPages summary

In summary, it hasn't made me a millionaire. It hasn't made be anywhere close. I'm yet to hit $5. But hey, I'm really enjoying writing on HubPages and sharing with the community. If you're here to make money, then perhaps you should look elsewhere.

Is HubPages a fun hobby? Yes. Absolutely. I would completely encourage you to join HubPages if you're looking for somewhere to share your thoughts / reviews / opinions / creative writing. Essentially, if you want to write, do it on here. You'll benefit from joining an amazing writing community and you'll also earn a few dollars whilst you're at it!

I hope you've enjoyed the read and that my stats and conclusions have provided you some insight in to how you can work smart on HubPages, instead of working hard. If you think HubPages might be something you'd like to get in to, then sign up here.

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    • Kierstin Gunsberg profile image

      Kierstin Gunsberg 3 weeks ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Hey Peter, how are things going with your earnings now? When I first started on HubPages my earnings looked a lot like yours but now I'm earning quite a bit each month (enough to pay some bills!!)

      One thing I'd suggest for the Amazon capsules is to only have one and only use them on Hubs where the Amazon product is relevant to the article. It should also be a product that you personally have tried. I make more from HubPage's earnings program, but I do make a few Amazon sales each month with these tactics : )

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      Ganesh Prasad 4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      I hope you have reached your threshold amount by now :)

      This is normal, initially hubs gain less traffic but with time they get the speed. Good luck.

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      Jas 6 months ago from United Kingdom

      Hi!

      Very interrrresting read to say the least!

      Thanks for sharing!

      I have only just started on HP.

      I am here to share my actual stocks and shares dealing (daily trade listing on HP)!

      Feel free to have a peep?

      Thanks again for the share - I have learnt a bit more about HP!

      Best Regards.

      Jas

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      Peter 15 months ago from England, UK

      Thank you, Suraj. Unfortunately my time and efforts have been directed towards learning web and mobile app development so I haven't had time to write nearly as much as I did at the start of the year. I'm very close to my first payout though!

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      suraj punjabi 15 months ago from jakarta

      Wow! those are some really great stats! I have not earned nearly as much as your have. your earnings really grew fast there. great hub and keep up the great work!

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      Joseph Kaiba 17 months ago

      At the time am writing this, I have already published 5 hubs. I have not yet applied for Absense account. Therefore, I do not yet have any earning history yet. However, I have followed keenly your journey in HubPages. I can say it is quite commendable for a start. You can still do more.

      I am looking forward to hear your progress on HP after June.

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      Donna Brown 20 months ago from Alton, Missouri

      A belated welcome to Hubpages! I have enjoyed reading this one! I have seen trending topics do well for a while and then fizzle out. I have had several articles that have weathered the test of time that have been giving me consistent traffic for YEARS. I wish I had more of them. I could retire! I have had occasional sales from Amazon. I haven't really done anything with e-bay. I guess perhaps I should. I have recently been updating hubs with more attention to SEO. I hope this brings even more traffic.

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      Peter 20 months ago from England, UK

      MsDora, that's very uplifting - I hope I see the same happen with some of my Hubs. I understand it takes a while for them to rank in Google... I should look in to SEO a bit more.

      Mackyi, no problem, I figured it amy help other new Hubbers like myself to see what (not) to do!

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      I.W. McFarlane 20 months ago from Philadelphia

      It's absolutely nice of you to share this bit of stats! It's definitely a challenge for many, including myself. However, keep on trying my brother. Best of luck!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Peter, your first month's earnings are way better than mine were, and some hubs earn more as they age. My two best earning hubs were almost static for months before they rose to the top. Glad that you like it on HP and looking forward to more on nutrition--my preference over Star Wars, but I'll read on any topic. Best to you, going forward!

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      RTalloni 20 months ago from the short journey

      Thanks for sharing your initial experience with HP. An interesting read.