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So how many daily views are needed to make a bit of cash?

  1. Rain Defence profile image93
    Rain Defenceposted 5 years ago

    I have read that 200 hubs will start to being in a reasonable amount of views and earnings. I just wondered how many daily views that equates to approximately? 2000?

    1. Greekgeek profile image91
      Greekgeekposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I find that earnings are more closely tied to number of visitors than number of hubs, and unfortunately, lots of hubs are no guarantee that you'll get lots of traffic.

      If you're really trying to earn income online, you have to learn what kinds of things you write about that people tend to search for. That means trial and error, seeing which pages get traffic and which don't, and writing more hubs like the ones that worked for you.

      Prior to Hubpages' recent traffic hit, I was getting about 500 visitors a day with about 100 hubs, but some hubs were getting lots of visitors, whereas others got none. Those ~500 visits a day were earning me about $2 a day, which was a goal I'd set, since Hubpages only pays you once your hubs have earned at least $50. (I like making payout threshold every month.) On September 27, Hubpages took a sitewide hit to its traffic, and my own traffic dropped to 300-400 a day. My earnings took a proportional hit, so I'm going to be reaching payout threshold only every other month until traffic recovers.

      In fact, even the same number of visitors can generate a different amount of income, because some visitors are more liable to click on ads than others.

      Consider these two pages:

      -- A page of pictures of cute dogs and cats. The page might get lots of visitors, but those visitors just taking a brain break, not clicking ads or buying things.
      -- A funny personal review of a great B&B in London for under $100 a night. Chances are, the ads that appear on that page will be for cheap London hotel listings and/or London hotel reviews, because advertisers try to match their ads to page content. Chances are also good that anyone searching for a page about a London B&B might be looking to book a room. Wirh the ads right there, you'll probably get some ad clicks and earn money from them!

      The second example page might get fewer visitors than the "cute pictures of cats and dogs" page, but it gets what is called "targeted traffic" -- visitors that are more likely to click ads or buy products.

      1. Ericdierker profile image54
        Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks so much for this response. I think I kindof get it.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      200 Hubs does not equate to anything. 

      You could write 200 Hubs on non-searched topics, and get 2 views a day.  On the other hand, you could write 10 Hubs on highly searched topics, and get 500 views a day.

      Look at me.  I have 150 Hubs and over 1.6 million views (over 5 years).  I know another Hubber with nearly 500 Hubs who's been here 3 years. You might deduce that his views would be around 3 million - but in fact, they're closer to 300,000.

      Concentrate on quality not quantity.

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    It depends partly on the hubber.  You already have 44 hubs so if you assume your future hubs are of similar quality to your existing ones, you can do the math.

  3. Novel Treasure profile image90
    Novel Treasureposted 5 years ago

    It also depends on your definition of reasonable amount of traffic.  I know some hubbers that received their first payout with only maybe 30 hubs in just a matter of months. It's because those hubs were high $ content and well written and well searched.

    I know other hubbers who get the same amount of traffic but have 100's of hubs. I think there are too many variables to have a generic formula that x # of hubs = X # of views = X # of $'s.

  4. Rain Defence profile image93
    Rain Defenceposted 5 years ago

    Hmm I was getting 6-700 views a day from 40 or so hubs before google update. It's now down to 500 or so. Reasonable income is $15-20 a day IMO, if I was getting that I'd be feeling it, but that isn't close at the moment.

  5. Rain Defence profile image93
    Rain Defenceposted 5 years ago

    Yeah you're right. I was just curious really about what constitutes decent/reasonable views per day. I know there are too many variables to really say how many articles need to be written and that views per day doesnt equate to clicks either.

    1. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "Decent" isn't really an objective thing. My goal is to make pay out every month and my number of hubs has been enough to do it.

  6. tmbridgeland profile image82
    tmbridgelandposted 5 years ago

    For my Hubs, 300 visits/day is worth about a dollar a day, or a bit more. I have currently 100 Hubs, of which about half are fiction, and get almost no traffic, so no earnings. Of the other half, most get one or two visits/day. Nearly half my traffic is from one Hub, and three or four other Hubs bring in most of the other half. Earnings depend on the Hubs and the traffic they generate, not on the number of Hubs.
    Find a niche that brings in decent traffic and concentrate on that niche for a while. See how that works.

  7. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    80% of your views are going to come from about 20% of your Hubs.  That's Pareto's Principle and it holds true across most human efforts.