I am trying to build an online residual income and want to ask people here if they make money. Any reply would be helpful.
Jin, if you want to build an online income through writing online, then I think HubPages is an excellent place to start. You have a lot to learn and it can take a couple of years before you start earning serious money. Ultimately you will probably do best by having your own website, but there's no point in starting there - best to do your apprenticeship on HubPages so you learn what works and doesn't work, both by trying things out and by talking to experienced Hubbers.
Good luck and welcome!
Yes, I and we all earn here, some a good few dollars a month and other thousands...Hubpages is less than 3 years old and is getting better all the time to help make even more money for us all.
As Mathi mentioned too, you will and can learn so much here to earn much more, like i have which is priceless.
It's a good environment but you just have to be patient and don't expext to earn thousands in the near future like next week.
Marisa Wright already told , this place for learning . Not good earning . Here for lot talented persons and sharing new ideas .
Learn and earn much .
I joined Hubpages less than a month ago and have so far earned a penny! Ha! As the other responders have told you, this is a terrific community of people who share ideas and I am still learning the best ways to go about posting and promoting my sites. Start out writing about things you enjoy and then start learning from others... There is much to learn!
If you keep at it, HubPages can be a great source of supplemental income, but maybe not a 100% income source. It will take time, but if you use HubPages, as well as other online sources, you can make a sole earning on the internet, but in general you don't want to quit your day job yet. Give time...
Excellent advice from everybody. Consider yourself a student right now- and if you can earn a little while you learn then fantastic! There is definitely a learning curve but this is a fantastic community to do your "internship"!
Excellent advice Whitney
HP is a great platform for starting. With minimum efforts needed to create hubs it's easy to concentrate on writing content. Besides, Hubs can serve the purpose of planting 'juicy' backlinks that can be used for promoting other websites/blogs.
Also, HP doesn't allow for the (word that must not be spoken) S** topic which makes for a fantastic site! As all things and business endeavours go, it will take time but you will have fun.
It took me 10 months to hit the $100 minimum Adsense payout. But I should hit the next one in three or four months. So it kind of builds up over time, but it isn't anything I'd be able to live on. I'm not anywhere close to a payout on Kontera or Amazon--after a year I'm still far, far away on those, but I know some people here do well with Amazon by writing about specific products.
I write for Hub Pages because it's fun and I get to write whatever I want and care about. I don't do it for residual income, that's just a nice bonus.
This past year most of the writing money I made was from freelancing at Elance, but it still was only about $5K or maybe $6K for the whole year. I didn't exactly bust my butt doing it though, so I feel like that was OK for my first year.
I want to try some new things in 2009. I'm looking into starting a website or two and I want to write a book and either find a publisher or self-publish it a Lulu.
You can make money writing online but it isn't easy. It's labor intensive and it's a constant learning process. If you don't love to write so much that you'd do it for nothing if you had to, you probably won't like how much work it is.
Hub Pages rocks though. I love it here.
I have only been here a couple or maybe three weeks now, and I haven't made anything yet. I just love writing. I post on a couple of sites that all I get are the comments. On Triond.com I have begun getting a little money but not enough to get paid yet. It is just building in my account. Like I said I love writing and would do it for free as long as I can get comments telling me what I am doing right or wrong and how people like what they are reading. I hope to make money in the future, but that will just be a nice bonus.
I hope that you either begin making the money you want or find what you want on some other site. I am off now to check for another hub from you.
It seems like a friendly and supportive community. Thanks everyone for the reply!!
Hubpages is a great place to start, but you got to think big. I rather make enough money to quit my job than be worried about pennies or small dollars you can earn on Adsense. Dream big! That's all I got to say
Thanks to all .
GOOGLE ADSENSE is Top of ALL
Currently they are approve for at least 6 months active blog/ site only .
I agree hubbers are great. It's like an addiction. On this site the fingers on the keyboard are almost touchable. Welcome.
Yes I do Make money. Has it been easy? It hasnt been easy in the least but it sure is fun.
I see people commenting that they have been around for 3 weeks and such and havent made anything. Well, welcome to the world of internet marketing.
If you come to the internet to make money you need to be willing to put in a ton of time and effort. If you are not willing to do this then just stick around and have fun because there is nothing wrong with that either.
I make decent money by third world standards, awful money by UK standards
BUT.... I wrote my first hub just over 2 months ago, and my earnings are only going up.... so if you want to work very hard, and are willing to learn as you, then there is potentially a decent income there for you.
People on here are saying that you cannot make a living off of hubpages, but I guess you have to take into consideration just what a living is in your country.
Would $4000 a year be enough to live on in your country? If so, it is possible to earn a living from hubpages if you work hard and work out the game.
In the UK, I need $25000 a year just to go about my basic day to day life - so for me, achieving $4000 per year would just be "money for my pension", alongside a full time job.
Yep, I still consider myself to be a newbie to this game, but I made a respectable $196 right here from HubPages last month, plus more earned elsewhere.
I consider that a pretty decent residual income made from time I would have otherwise spent watching the television.
You must be working hard? This is the reason which is to take your job seriously.
Harder than some and nowhere near as hard as others. As many hubbers have said in other threads it's better to work 'smart' than 'hard'. Build your own web within the web and catch those tasty flies.
One thing would bear in mind is that this is a relatively new business model so would be a bit wary of the residual aspect of it. We seem to pretty much rely on the authority that Google is giving hubpages.com at the moment and that could easily change.
If you are focused on making money, it is more than possible at hubpages. But you must treat it as a business and not an interesting hobby.
I started making money my first week here.
No referral links allowed in forum. You have had 3 months to learn the rules of this website.
Wow. That was close. No wonder it's such hard work to promote. Well I'll do it the long way by writing a hub. I just joined them but felt it prudent to refer through link. Will do a short hub and return.
BTW Even $500 a month residual income would be great to begin. I am learning more and more about social bookmarking but sometimes it feels like spamming. My earnings are small, not yet at payout, but growing with the marketing.
I link my hubs to twitter and facebook. There is another site I just found but I want to point you guys there through my referral tracker, not being selfish, just practical. So look out for my hub on it later today.
For future reference, you are able to put the referral link in your profile and invite people to find it. Just not copy and paste the actual URL into a forum thread.
Thanks. Done it. Also wrote a hub on it:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Join-ShetoldMec … acklinking
I think making $8000 per year will be enough for me. But this takes a lot of effort. Don't know i am not making any significant money.
I'm just here to read what other writers post, learn something in the process and do a little writing of my own when the spirit moves me. For money, thankfully, I still have a full time job. But wouldn't it be great to get paid good money to be a writer? A dream of many of us, I am sure!
I would also be happy to get paid for my writings from google but sadly they are not approving my adsense account.Hopefully i might earn after six months.
The best thing that you can do is build up your hub portfolio in the meantime, 'age' them, backlink them...... this will not only give you a better chance of adsense approval in 6 months but will also mean that you are earning good money immediately.
While working without seeing any quick results may be frustrating, but imagine how you create a bunch of well-written hubs with high SE traffic, and then get approved by AdSense.
Then you insert your ID into Affiliate Settings box, and earn $$$ overnight!
I hope there is some angel sitting on your tongue and everything turns out to be true.I am desperately waiting as it would solve most of my problems.
:lol - sorry, but where I am from.... an "Angel sitting on your tongue" probably doesnt suggest the same thing as it does where you live.
I've got a friend called 'Angela' who might be game!
I am so sorry if it conveys something which i dont mean.And Ryan you mean that i should start my own blog,post about my hubs over there and create a link to hubpages right.I am sorry if you find the question dumb but I am very new to all this and your help would be really appreciated.
Dont worry, just tickled me
About the blog, no. I mean start your own blog, find a subject that you enjoy and write on it. Also write hubs on hubpages.
If you are approved by adsense, then you can use the adsense ID on both your hubpages and your blog.
But if you are rejected for adsense, then your time may not be completely wasted - as there are other advertising networks available for you to use on private blogs.
Adsense is king, so wait for that. But at least if you have your blog, which you have built up alongside your hubpages account, you can still have a healthy income in 6 months time even if your adsense account is rejected.
Do you understand? I would hate for you to write 200 hubs and then get adsense rejected.
If on the other hand you write 100 hubs and 200 shorter blog posts.... you have only wasted half of your effort. Your blog posts can still earn you money, from certain other companies.
But yes, by all means you can link your blog to your hubpages, but just do not duplicate the content - as this will get neither of your projects anywhere.
Hope that helps, have to go.
thank you so much ryan.I will do exactly as you say.Though I am very new to the term backlinks but I am sure there would be some good hubs to help me about it.
What I would ACTUALLY do in your situation, is divide my efforts between hubpages and a private blog for that 6 months. So say, for every hub do a couple of blog posts (find a niche or something).
That way, if you still cannot get adsense, you have the opportunity to pursue other advertising networks on your blog - which is not possible on hubpages. This would perhaps avoid serious dissappointment. With the global economy how it is, I guess we have no clue as to googles intentions.
Yes I make money, it takes time and patience my recommendation is to read other hubs, ask questions and learn keywords do not become to obsessed with making millions right now just work on gaining knowledge and always listen to advise. Find your niche and do not copy anyone's work with perserverance it will come.
When i initially started on HP, i never visited the forums, and didnt know how to get to the other hubs . However the day i discovered the forums and started reading other hubs, everything started to fall in place. There were tips and advices galore, and i learnt in a couple of weeks what took me months to try to figure out. And i was able to figure out how to find niches.
You cant beat HP community when it comes to finding help and ways to go!
Keeping close to forums and reading others hub is the best way to learn and forge ahead.
The earnings will then start to trickle in.
Patience & Perserverance surely pays off in the long run.
definitely there is money here but you'll work hard for it... make hubs that are informative, attractive, original as much as possible, and enduring as much as possible. goodluck...
by lindashockley 5 years ago
It seems hard to see that anyone actually makes any money here. Can someone provide me a hub that I can look up on the internet outside of hubpages & see it? Before I commit any more time to this, I want to know if it will be worth my while. Thanks.
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