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My Hubpage Earnings

Updated on February 3, 2011

My husband has encouraged me to partake in Hubpages. I did open an account and publish one lens last year, but didn't do much with it until recently. I do have a separate Adsense account and I must admit, I didn't check on it all that much. To be honest, I could go months without checking. I got the account after numerous attempts at doing websites, applying and getting rejected. It wasn't until I did a blogger blog that I finally got accepted onto the program. But my earnings for that little endeavour still amounts to a big fat zero. I'm not sure if the blog is still up. I've forgotten where it is. I don't think I could remember the password if I tried. No great loss.

Around May last year I published my first lens. And it was lonely for many many months. I did zero promotion. I have no intention actually to promote or 'build backlinks' to anything I publish. It will sink or swim by its own merits. Even if I write about something I love and it has an audience of none its not going to bother me. My husband is an active hubber he gets into it a lot more than I ever can. And admittedly hes good at it. My earnings won't rival his but it could be an excellent guide for other newbies who want to gentlely dip their toes into making money online without having a mental breakdown in the meantime.

Between Tuesday, 13 May 2008 to Wednesday, 31 December 2008 I made $0.00 in earnings. And that's zero in Australian dollars so given the exchange rate the zero will be even less in USD.

January didn't do any better, but then something happened. I think it's because I made an effort to have more than one hub! I'll post the months and corresponding amounts in the table capsule, which my husband thinks is the best invention since sliced bread.

2009 Adsense Earnings

Month
Earnings
January
$0.00
February
$1.03
March
$0.71
April
$3.94
May
$4.08
June
$5.17
July
$5.66
August
$11.61
September
$10.35
October
$18.34
November
$26.54
December
$21.72
2009 Earnings
$110.74
These amounts are in Australian dollars.
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My traffic stats as of 30th November 2009. You can see where I published my second (third, fourth, etc) hubs and there was visitor growth.My traffic stats as of 31st December 2009. You can see the second spike where things took a nice turn upwards. I didn't really do anything, maybe my previous hubs were being found by search engines. But see that big drop? That was right on the week oMy traffic stats as of 31st January 2010. After the Christmas slump its recovered.
My traffic stats as of 30th November 2009. You can see where I published my second (third, fourth, etc) hubs and there was visitor growth.
My traffic stats as of 30th November 2009. You can see where I published my second (third, fourth, etc) hubs and there was visitor growth.
My traffic stats as of 31st December 2009. You can see the second spike where things took a nice turn upwards. I didn't really do anything, maybe my previous hubs were being found by search engines. But see that big drop? That was right on the week o
My traffic stats as of 31st December 2009. You can see the second spike where things took a nice turn upwards. I didn't really do anything, maybe my previous hubs were being found by search engines. But see that big drop? That was right on the week o
My traffic stats as of 31st January 2010. After the Christmas slump its recovered.
My traffic stats as of 31st January 2010. After the Christmas slump its recovered.

2010 Adsense Earnings

Month
Earnings
January
$19.17
February
$19.95
March
$37.60
April
$65.12
May
$100.55
June
$62.50
July
$81.95
August
$78.73
September
$107.37
October
$109.24
November
$92.17
December
$93.62
2010 Earnings
$867.97
All Time
$977.13
All amounts in Australian dollars.

2011 Adsense Earnings

Month
Earnings
January
$69.81
2011 Earnings
$69.81
All Time
$1046.94
All amounts in Australian dollars.

Updated

So thats my progress so far. I'll update this as I go along, it will be interesting to see if it continues to increase on a month by month basis.

If you want to sign up to Hubpages and make a little money on the side you can do so here.

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    • Earthy Mother profile image

      Nicole Forman 

      6 years ago from South East England

      Well this is encouraging to read...I do find with Hubpages, the more I participate with other's hubs the more success I have...however, my monthly earnings are only in the 0.17 range! However, to see your charts of earnings is encouraging! How are you doing lately?

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      Destrier 

      8 years ago from Rural Australia

      A marked drop in earnings for June. But still slightly more than the previous high point for the year.

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      Destrier 

      8 years ago from Rural Australia

      Thank you Ritu. By the sounds of it we are approaching it the same way.

      And for the month of May I managed to cross over the $100 milestone!

    • Ritu Khabia profile image

      Ritu Khabia 

      8 years ago from India

      Hey...this hub is inspiring...I've got a similar approach so far...I'm not so much into promoting my hubs n writing hubs abt only topics that I really am into...but eventually lets see how things shape up...,maybe all is not lost for folks like us. :-)

    • Destrier profile imageAUTHOR

      Destrier 

      8 years ago from Rural Australia

      9 days into this month and I've already earned more than my highest month in 2009. Hopefully by the end of 2010 I'm getting a payout on a monthly basis (in Australia the minimum threshold is $150 to qualify for payout).

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      Destrier 

      8 years ago from Rural Australia

      April, best month so far!

      Looks like May is on the way to beating it.

    • Destrier profile imageAUTHOR

      Destrier 

      8 years ago from Rural Australia

      The blogger blog I relaunched is mentioned in my intro as the one that I had forgotten where it was! I found it! The last post made was December 6, 2006!

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      Destrier 

      8 years ago from Rural Australia

      I've just relaunched my blogger blog but I won't be putting the revenue figures in these charts.

      I've got my own Amazon Associates account now, previously I had been using my husbands. It might mean a drop in his Amazon earnings! Oh well! :D But it will give me a better idea of how my own hubs are performing as there is no way to track where a sale comes from exactly.

    • Destrier profile imageAUTHOR

      Destrier 

      8 years ago from Rural Australia

      You can see near christmas my traffic really dropped. But still, I haven't published any hubs in two months (I've been busy with other things) and I haven't made any effort what so ever to get visitors to my hubs. Yet 50+ people a day are currently finding my hubs.

    • Destrier profile imageAUTHOR

      Destrier 

      8 years ago from Rural Australia

      Half way through the month and I've made $10.88 so far!

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      Destrier 

      9 years ago from Rural Australia

      Thanks, I think it's the Australian way of life. Most of us are fairly laid back. :)

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      docadvocate 

      9 years ago

      nice hub,u seem easy to go kinda person

    • Destrier profile imageAUTHOR

      Destrier 

      9 years ago from Rural Australia

      He's got 150+ hubs and doing exceptionally well. Well I think its exceptional. He says more effort willreap even more rewards.

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      Catherine R 

      9 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Thanks for that. I have only just started hubbing. I am not doing it for the money as quite frankly I am sure I could earn a lot more doing any number of things - but I have been curious about how much I might make. Even if it is enough to buy a good book every now and then that will be OK. How much does your husband make and how many hubs does he have? Is he doing a lot better?

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