ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Hubpages Review After a Thousand Views

Updated on May 8, 2014

Me At Lookout Point Oregon

 walking towards progress
walking towards progress | Source

Thousand Views is a Start

It could be you are a beginner and haven't reached a thousand views yet, and it could be that you are an experienced hubber that gets a thousand views per day. Either way, you have found yourself here to share in my small victory.

I want to thank Hubpages for being here and being understanding more than I even gave them credit for. This writing platform has been made great by individuals who write quality content because they take their writing seriously. There are many different places to write on the Internet, but Hubpages is one of the best.

I hit the thousand views mark today (4-25-14), after publishing my 11th hub. None of them are blockbusters, but some are consistently bringing in views and this adds up. A thousand views is a good start.

Have you reached a thousand views yet?

See results

Hubpages is a Great Opportunity

No matter what people say, Hubpages is a great opportunity to make money through writing. I don't know what the top earners are making, but I can guess they do it with a crafty system that includes affiliate marketing and plain experienced writing technique. After time, writing and writing, this stuff becomes more and more second nature.

The learning process is painful though and discouraging. Although I signed up 5 months ago, I didn't start writing seriously until a month ago. And because I have two blogs and a lawn care business to run, I haven't been able to knock out any big number of hubs. They are getting easier to make and practice is perfecting the craft to some degree.

I have just started to embrace the affiliate marketing with Amazon more and have been using it in my blogs and Hubpages more. This is very exciting as I expect this will elevate my earnings and possibilities to a new level. If a person can be a prolific writer, have unique ideas to market and topics to write about, then they can create for themselves an opportunity using Hubpages as a big tool in the process.

Hub pages is ranked 394 in the US and 589 globally in the Alexa rankings. Not a bad place to be and get some authority with back-links and even have the chance to catch fire and have a few popular hubs. This doesn't mean I will stray from what I'm comfortable with writing about, but still there may be a time when something I write becomes popular. Although the money we make from the Adprogram is a good rate and part of the incentive, the affiliate with Amazon and Ebay is really where the majority of the money can be made.

Harold Dog on Oregon Beach

running towards the goal
running towards the goal | Source

Every Writer Needs to Read Thoreau

Numbers and Letting Go

As writers, we like to sit and think a lot. This can turn into number crunching and planning to a degree that really boggles our minds. Writers used to be people who chose the wrong career, and were bound to be destitute long before they received a pittance of reward. Even I, at the young age of 35 was one of these sorts, not thinking writing was going to make me any money at all.

Things have changed somewhat, and I can now write online and have this possibility to make some money. It's a grand idea for me, and has given me hope that there is a way for me as a writer to make enough money to write full-time. I'm not saying only at Hubpages, but at many different places and avenues, the possibilities are there now.

So looking at the numbers here after my first thousand views, it looks like the Adprogram rate is about $4 per thousand. That isn't the exact to the penny amount, but very close. So, that gives me something to crunch, and you too. Although this number can change and isn't the same for everyone as far as I know.

It makes me think if I were to gather a thousand views a day, then I would make about $120/month from the Adprogram, and then whatever I could make from the affiliate links. Then all the money it helped me make through my other sites, like my blogs. After a little dreaming I could see this site alone making me what amounts to about $400/month in a matter of 6 months from now. Think I can do it?

Well, I do, but it won't happen if my head explodes cause I'm crunching numbers too much. It will happen if I get to work and put my ideas to practice. I learn more along the way and start hacking away at the large money tree which is the on-line success. Then I can make my lawn care business a part time job and writing can move up to full-time. What I'm saying is I have to let go of the numbers sometimes and hold on to the dream.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • AussieAdventure profile image

      Cassandra 

      3 years ago from Geelong VIC Australia

      You have some good ideas and I like your writing style. I hope that soon, one day, I will be able to make a bit of money from writing and sharing my stories. Cheers from Cassie

    • Lowdown0 profile imageAUTHOR

      Robbie Newport 

      4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Good advice I'm sure. Thanks for the kind words, it's really a blessing to be here on web pages and be able to express ourselves. I enjoy seeing the impact through numbers, but connecting with people like you is the real benefit.

    • sunilkunnoth2012 profile image

      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      It was an interesting read and I enjoyed it well. Keep on writing. Just forget about views earnings and concentrate only on writing. You will eventually succeed and gain it all. Well written hub. Best of luck.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)