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You can earn by writing articles on Hubpages: My first Hubpages payout
After five months of writing on Hubpages, I have finally received my first Hubpages payout in my PayPal account. It has not been easy but seeing that Hubpages reward writers and publishers in more than one way is encouraging.
It is motivating to know that you can gain monetary reward by writing about what you like. I would like to encourage new hubbers that it is possible to write articles online about what you like on Hubpages and get paid.
When i started writing on Hubpages, i did not expect the first payout to come so soon especially because I had read that it can take anywhere between 9 and 15 months to get the first payout on Hubpages. I must say I was surprised when I checked in my inbox and got a mail from PayPal about payment from Hubpages of $84.27 as the August, 2012 payment. This being my first ever payout from Hubpages, am very humbled and delighted to receive it.
What it takes to earn $50 on Hubpages
By the time I was reaching $50.00 as the minimum Hubpages payout amount, I had 27,544 page views and that was in mid-August, 2012. I had written 52 hubs by this time and my duration on Hubpages was about 4 months.
The earnings kind of went into a dive in early September due to a drop in traffic but started rising again in mid-September, 2012. I did mention all the stats and details in my hub about reaching 50,000 views.
By the end of August, 2012 I had reached total earnings of $84.27 for the Ad program but the total earnings at the time of publishing this hub (29/09/2012) is roughly $108. For those who would like to know why am receiving payment in September for earnings that were made in August it is because Hubpages disburse payments around 28th of the month for the previous month's earnings.
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The other earning channels have been a hard nut to crack for me. Either I am not lucky with affiliate referrals; Amazon and eBay or there is something I am not doing to attract more clicks. I learnt that Amazon won’t pay even for clicks until purchase is made on their products so I dropped Amazon capsules from my Hubs.
I have been using eBay capsules in my hubs and the total earning from eBay is about $4 while that of AdSense is at about $5. If you are reading this and you would like to give a few tips on how to improve earnings on eBay or AdSense please do so in the comments section. I would really appreciate your contribution.
A lot of effort is needed to write hubs regularly and to attract readers to the hubs. I have relied on social media to promote my hubs and through my quest to increase traffic I have written a number of hubs explaining how to promote your articles on social media sites such as Delicious, Chime and Flipora.
Writing evergreen articles is another way in which one can attract long lasting traffic. Of late, I have been learning how best to use keywords in my hubs and although it is not easy, am willing to give it a try as I have realized use of keywords in hubs can really increase traffic and value of such traffic in CPC.
I would like to let the would-be hubbers and new hubbers to know that Hubpages is legit and you can make money by writing and publishing articles online. You can join Hubpages today and start writing but it takes hard work, patience and dedication. Certainly you won’t become rich overnight but the more you write quality articles the more you shall increase your earning potential and experience in online writing. I wish you the best.
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