Some Stats and Thoughts on Hitting My 2 Year Anniversary on HubPages
Woke Up this Morning to My 2 Year Anniversary email from HubPages
I think I'm perhaps still half asleep, and didn't really feel excited when I saw my 2 year anniversary email from HubPages, but being still half asleep could be the main reason not to feel like celebrating. I mean a two year anniversary, or any anniversary, for that matter, is reason to celebrate, isn't it?
Perhaps I'll wake up more as I work myself further into this hub. Writing does that. Wakes one up. And I have coffee in front of me now too. Tony brought me coffee. Bless him. It's my second cup of coffee this morning, actually. Hm, wonder how many cups it will take to get me wide awake? Perhaps the writing will wake me up more.
Tony and I were up until after midnight last night, at the computers, working mostly. We were waiting for the boys to go to sleep. We didn't really want to go to sleep before them, for fear that they would stay up all night playing their computer games. Can't be good for them. They had a friend over for the afternoon and night, who'd brought his computer with him. They'd set themselves up at the diningroom table, I fed them, gave them snacks, and made sure they stayed hydrated, and off they went, playing computer games left right and centre. It's school vacation now, they did well at school last term, and they had a friend over, so I allowed it. I do think it's better than running around the streets looking for trouble, too. The three of them are 13, 14, and 14.
My boys' friend's father woke us this morning, by ringing the doorbell. He wasn't early; we were just still asleep, in bed. My folks were already up (we live in a part of their house, paying them rent) and of course the boys were up too, at their computers.
Ten minutes after my boys' friend left, my boys left too, with their father, for two nights. I'm divorced. And waking up a bit now. And finding my place.
Then it was log onto our computers, and find my 2 year anniversary email from HubPages.
So, shall we dive into the stats then? My coffee's finished.
This is my 68th hub, but it will seem like it's only my 65th hub, because I very recently removed 3 hubs from HubPages.
I was not invited to join the HubPages ad program when some other hubbers were, so joined it when we were all able to. I can't even remember when that was, or how soon after we were all able to join the HubPages ad program, that I did join it. Let me go and look quickly and see if I can see (when I joined it.)
Yes, I can see. By going to your "my account" and then "earnings" and then "earnings reports" and then selecting "all time" and submitting (beneath "choose report type and date") you can see when you first joined the HubPages ad program, and how much it has earned you in total. (scroll to the bottom of the list.)
I first joined the HubPages ad program on the 10th of May 2011, it even tells me it was a Tuesday. That was 14 months ago.
In those 14 months the HubPages ad program has earned me just under $80. Yes I had a payout and received a payout when I reached $50 in earnings. Well, about a month and a bit later.
Prior to 10 May 2011 I was using only the Adsense part of earning on HubPages, sometimes also adding some Amazon ads to my hubs. I haven't done much with Amazon, yet, so haven't really earned much from Amazon, or when I have earned something ($1 or so some months) I'm not sure if it's from HubPages or from my own sites.
So what are my Adsense earnings in two years?
Before joining the HubPages ad program: about $38 (in about ten months)
After joining the HubPages ad program: about $19 (in about 14 months)
Why do I say "about?" Is that where I put the question mark when using inverted commas? I'm not sure. I say "about" (ha ha no question mark there) because (oh gosh, it doesn't need a comma does it? Then where do I put the comma in "about?") Aaargh, another question mark!
I say "about" because I'm using a currency converter to see what the dollar amount is, because I get my money from Google Adsense in South African rands - and the currency converter tool I used today says this is what the dollar amount is today, but the currency exchange rate constantly changes, so if you read this in a month's time, the conversion may not be exactly the same, but close enough anyway to call it "about."
So what are my total HubPages earnings in 2 years?
About $80, plus about $38, plus about $19 = eish (South African slang for "yikes!"), where is the coffee or calculater now?
= about $137
Still on Stats but the previous Capsule was getting a bit long
The earnings part of my stats is pretty much done, so what else is there, when it comes to stats?
The number of hubs I have on HubPages (this is the 65th). Not many, and I know without a doubt that my HubPages earnings would have been more if:
- I'd added more hubs;
- I'd linked to them more, from each other and from outside sites;
- I'd commented on other hubs more;
- I'd paid a little more attention to SEO;
- I'd shared other hubbers hubs more, both internally and from outside sites;
- I'd referred more readers to HubPages (using my referral link);
- I'd referred more new users to HubPages (using my referral link)
So why didn't I do more of the above?
The money I've earned on HubPages is just a bonus for being addicted to the site and its community, and for spending time on HubPages, and for being active on HubPages. It's too far off into the future for me to make a substantial amount on HubPages, as this will take much harder work and tons of time. I don't yet have that time.
Although I make more money from Adsense on some of my own sites, and more money from freelance work Tony and I do after having started doing freelance work working from home in early 2008 after Tony couldn't find a job (after a humiliating more than 100 job applications), we're still not making enough money to get our own car, our own place, get the kids into their own bedroom each, eat out more than 6 times a year, go away for a weekend, etc etc. Time spent on HubPages leaves less time for working on what already makes us more money, as we strive towards our goals.
A little over 31 000 views so far
My most viewed hub, first published about 23 months ago. has received nearly 10 000 views. Out of my current 64 hubs (this one is no. 65) it's no. 32 on a list of which hubs have received the most comments.
My second most viewed hub, first published about 23 months ago, has received about 2 500 views.
My most commented on hub has received 91 comments (some of them mine), was published in mid April this year, 2012 (less than 3 months ago), and has received nearly 400 pageviews.
So far, I've had 55 people sign up and join HubPages after having gotten to the site by using my referral link. Together they have produced 73 hubs, which have received about 17 000 pageviews. I get the feeling some quit, while just a few produced a reasonable amount of hubs.
I've sent a little over 14 000 pageviews to HubPages, of any hub (not just my own), after people clicked my referral tracker.
So far this month, (6 and a half days) a link on my HubPages profile has sent 17 pageviews to my most profitable (from Adsense) own site. Last month (June 2012) that link on my HubPages profile sent 40 pageviews to this same site of mine, and it also received 18 pageviews from elsewhere on HubPages where I have a link to it. That site received a little over 27 000 pageviews in the month of June.
Do not be discouraged
My HubPages stats are only not so great because I haven't spent that much time on HubPages in the past two years. Many hubbers are doing really well on HubPages.
For now, for me, it's back to work. The day started out sunny (the bit I could see through sleepy eyes as I saw off my sons' friend, and then ten minutes later too, as I saw off my sons,) but while writing this, it turned overcast, and now it's raining.
I should feel more awake now, but instead I feel like crawling back into bed. I can't though, as work means money. Tony? Coffee please!