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When will you begin making money with your HubPages?

Updated on June 15, 2011

the WHEN and the HOW

It happened! I checked my account statistics, and there it was, plain as day:

HubPages Ad Program Earnings: <$0.01 so far this month.

If I can make $0.01, I can make $1,000. The game is on.

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So, how do you make money on HubPages?

Well, I don't know how you will make money on HubPages, but here is how I made my first cent, and expect many more to follow...

The boring stuff: I spent a few tedious hours figuring how to work with AdSense and HubPages Ad Program. Signing up, configuring, reading FAQ, until I saw "ACTIVE" across the AdSense and HubPages Ad settings.

The exciting stuff: In between configuring the boring stuff, I wrote articles on a subject I am passionate about: Rottweilers, owning a working breed, raising and training a pup; I read other Hubs, searched for the ones that relate to my topic, left a few comments, began to follow a few Hubbers.

Low and behold, the WHEN question can be answered...

It took me:

  • 2 Days
  • 6 Hubs
  • 4 Followers
  • 110 Visits
  • 7 Comments and 7 Feedbacks

... for that first cent to be credited to my name.

Now, in the name of math, I can break it down for myself...

If I want to make $1,000 a month, that means I will have to make 100,000 cents each month. I can't imagine (yet) just one article attracting enough visitors to make that much money for me.

Let's now imagine I have 100 Hubs. Can I expect to make 1,000 cents on each Hub each month? I think so. It will mean I need to attract considerably more visitors than I do now, but I suspect it happens naturally if you continue to write quality content. It's only about 30-40 cents a day per article. Sounds very reasonable to me. I can do that.

When can I finish 100 Hubs? I am aiming to average 3 articles per day. At that rate, I should have 100 articles finished within 1.5 months. Does that mean I'll reach my goal of $1000 per month? Probably not, since I'm still learning how to attract readers.

The moral of the story? $0.01 is a sign of many good things to come.

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    • Bukarella profile imageAUTHOR

      Lyudmyla Hoffman 

      6 years ago from United States

      With pleasure. I did not keep up with my resolution to write 3 hubs per day, but I did manage to complete 59 hubs in this time, as you can see. I've been averaging about $4 a month since March, and I can definitely see the amount increasing every month, little by little. I'm ending June with $5.70 made in this past month, with $25.00 total. My most popular hub is about crepes (blini!), it's amazing to see something so simple to be my most successful article up to date.

      In any case, I am more realistic in the time-frame sense. I recognize that things will not be happening as quickly, as I would like for them to happen. At the same time, if the trend continues, I don't doubt that in a year or two the HubPages can bring a few hundred dollars a year into my account. I expect to get my first paycheck of $50 before this year is out, and even if nothing improves, but simply stays the same I expect to get another one before I celebrate my second year on HubPages.

    • Pavlo Badovskyy profile image

      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      6 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Great logic! The hub was written 1 year ago. Can you make a summary of what happened since that time?

    • Brett Winn profile image

      Brett Winn 

      6 years ago from US

      I like your logic!

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      Suramya.K 

      7 years ago

      You're really welcome Bukerella. I'm looking forward to it. All the best!

    • Bukarella profile imageAUTHOR

      Lyudmyla Hoffman 

      7 years ago from United States

      Thank you for the advice, Suramya. I think I'll be spending this weekend implementing all the good advice I'm getting on this topic.

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      Suramya.K 

      7 years ago

      Join SheToldMe and Redgage to attract more followers and more search engine traffic. They provide do-follow links (crawlable by the search engines) and will rank your hubs high on search engines.

    • Bukarella profile imageAUTHOR

      Lyudmyla Hoffman 

      7 years ago from United States

      I just need to get better at promoting my hubs. That's my next step. :)

    • rihamah profile image

      rihamah 

      7 years ago

      your right quality large number of hubs lead to success

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