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Since Google AdSense hasn't approved me, my hubs aren't earning anything from anywhere. I've been told that ads show up on my page but that they belong to hubpages and I won't get paid for those. I guess hubpages is earning money off my hubs but I am not. Is this the case? I have other hubs I would like to share but I want my account problems to be resolved first so that I get paid for every click on it. I know that the money isn't much, but it's the principle, and I could really use any cent I can make.
With only five hubs, you are highly unlikely to be approved by Google. The guideline given to most people at present is a minimum of ten good hubs.
If you don't want to give away 100% ad earnings to the administration here, then you need to set up your own web site, populate it with a good quantity of quality content and use that as the basis for renewed applications to Google.
Honey, unfortunately it's not that simple. Google Adsense won't approve a writer with no track record. Until you've created a portfolio, you've got no track record, so you won't get approved.
If you really object to the principle of HubPages taking all the income for the next month or two, then you have an alternative: start a blog and write, say, 20 or 30 posts, then use that to apply to Adsense. Once you've got an Adsense account, you can use it anywhere you like (including HubPages) without asking Google's permission.
However, it's not as big a deal as you think. Bear in mind, you can expect to make between $2 and $5 per 1,000 views. How many thousands of views are you likely to have over the next few months?
HoneyBB dont give up yet. I was right where you are, not wanting to waste a good hub if adsense wasn't straightened out. I had to let go of that thinking and just kept writing. It took time but I did get approved after about 3wks and 10+ hubs. But be careful what you wish for. I'm only making pennies. My
understanding is that it will take even longer before I make enough to see a payout (6 months maybe?).
You have to post more hubs to get approved...I had about 10 hubs before I was approved.
As I said in your other thread, if you are applying through hubpages, with just 5 hubs, the odds are you will never get approved. They are looking for substantial content, so 10 hubs or more is a safer bet for getting approval.
Keep writing HoneyBB don't give up so easily. Let your creative juices flow.
It takes a long time to make money here, especially if you don't have an AdSense account when you start and have to get one through HubPages. Patience is the name of the game.
And so is learning.
I took a look at your hubs, and although your topics are interesting and you have a good command of the language, you have a long way to go to take advantage of the tools HubPages has that will let you publish hubs that engage readers and eventually make you some money.
Read everything in the HP Learning Center. Read, read, read the hubs of those whom you admire. Watch how they structure their hubs, how they integrate words and images, how they use the video, table, and poll capsules.
Work hard to build a fan base. I see that people are starting to follow you, but you are not replying to their comments in your hubs. Address every one of those comments, even if it's with a simple "thank you." Those people are going to be promoting you in the future, if you show your appreciation for their effort.
You've been here for 7 days? See how you think about this in 7 months. It took me a year to start pulling in consistent money, and a good part of that first year was learning the ropes around here.
Take a big shot of Go-Go juice and you'll get 5 more hubs written in a jif.
Where do I get it? LOL! Thanks for the tip! I was just laid off and getting a little anxious for some kind of income even it is just pennies. I keep getting rejections and Google Adsense was just one more. I think, I write a hub about it...lol!
In that case, I should inject a note of reality here. Writing online is a long-term investment: what you write today, may not earn you much money until next year. That's true whether you're writing here or on your own blog. Some people achieve an income earlier than that, but they're either very lucky, or already experienced in SEO.
I guess what I'm saying is, if you need an income right now, don't think this is the answer - you'd be better off looking around the house for stuff to sell on eBay, or investigate writing articles for sale. However, if you think you may be unemployed long-term, then you also need to build income longer-term, and that's where sites like HubPages come in.
If you're not working, it would be an ideal time to sign up for a free trial of the Keyword Academy (Google it). You don't have to stay with it after your free trial expires, but the trial will give you a taste of how much you've got to learn and give you some good tools to start with.
Thanks Marisa, I realized that HubPages wasn't going put a gallon of milk on my table this month, or next, or the one after that. I was feeling anxious and wanted Google's approval just to make me feel better. That was excellent advise and great tips on what I could do from here. I will definitely look into the things you suggested. I really appreciate the time you took to let me know about them. I feel much better now.
If you need immediate money I would suggest looking into paid forum posting while you build up your hubs. That was the only way I found to come up with shorter term cash.
Thanks! I will definitely look into the paid forum postings. Is that something that Hubpages offers or should I google Paid Forum Postings? I'm not really sure how to get involved in that.
When it comes to paid to post forums, let me remind that there are plenty of them. You may make an average $0.04 - $0.10 per post, and you may be able to make some $5-$10 depending on the hours you out. It wont be article writing, and certainly shall be time consuming.
If you can create quality content, you may want to look at PostLoop
I have become pretty content here for now. I spend a lot of time working on this site. I appreciate the advice and when I'm feeling a need to branch out again, I will look into that. I appreciate your response!
Glad to be of help!
Have you got approval from Adsense ?
Yes, I've made $1.78 so far! I'm so proud!! LOL!
Great work! Keep doing it and you shall be easily making thousands each month! :-)
Knowing SEO is an added advantage when it comes to earning on Hub pages, especially Keyword Research, and contrary to what people say, its not just tools.
I don't even know what SEO stands for....lol.
Search Engine Optimization!
Where do you get the traffic for your hubs? From Hubpages itself?
But when you do SEO you shall be earning a lot from organic visitors, visitors from organic results in Google and other search engines, and more traffic means more revenue for you!
There are plenty of resources available in the web. Try learning some when you can!
Is SEO something I can learn about in HubPages learning center?
Learning Center? Don't think so. Its not possible to list out everything into it. But you may find the basics of it in some of the hubs here. You can get started with that.
I certainly shall be posting plenty of hubs related to this field in the coming weeks. Hope that shall help some!
Did I advise you to sign up for the free trial of Keyword Academy? You'll find out what SEO is there. And you really, really, really need to know, if you want to make any money at all online, anywhere, including HubPages. Trust me on this.
You say on your profile that you enjoy taking care of children. Might that not be an avenue for you to explore, either providing day-time or after-school care in your own home or looking after children of working parents in their own homes?
Another line might be to look at various affiliate schemes which have you going round pre-school groups selling books and educational toys.
Just a thought.
Thanks! I have already signed up for a nanny job site and I have been trying to find babysitting positions near me. However, I live in a rural area so finding those positions take a little time. What is going on with my employee is more complicated than me just being laid off but I can't get into that right now. I appreciate your suggestions. It's refreshing to have people who take the time to try to help you out. Thanks again! :>)
Another avenue might be to explore whether you could offer anything on http://fiverr.com/
Dig around the categories, there are all sorts of things being offered. I know the less that $5 per job after the site takes its cut is not a lot. However, you may be able to hit on something wantable and fairly original (less competition), which does not require an excessive amount of time in relation to the earnings obtained.
There are also a number of freelance sites, where you might be able to sell a service if you can write, proofread, edit, translate, design web sites, etc. etc.
Ebay selling could be extended outside of things in your home for only a little investment if you trawl charity shops (are those what US people mean when they talk about thrift stores?), garage sales etc. You could even experiment with buying up things on ebay itself that have been poorly advertised and given wrong or mispelled descriptions, fuzzy photos, set with the sale ending at an awkward time and then resell them at a higher price.
Wow! Those are all great suggestions and I will look into all of them. By the way, I would say "charity shops" and "thrift stores" are one and the same. Hugs to you!
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