Receiving my First Payment from Hubpages

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  1. yougotme profile image90
    yougotmeposted 11 years ago

    Hello there fellow Hubbers!

    I am just so happy that I decided to share my joy with you! I recently received my first payment from Hubpages (after 9 months of trying to reach the $50 threshold). I know it sounds a bit lame since it took me that long just to get that much. But I already felt really glad about it, particularly because it was my first time to get paid by writing online.

    Now, I feel a lot more motivated because my effort finally paid off. Although monetary compensation is not my primary motivation, it really helped in giving me a burst too in writing.

    There! So with that, I also want to know how you felt when you first received your payment from Hubpages.


    1. profile image0
      mts1098posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      congrats and well done...

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      jonnycomelatelyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I am worried that the thought of being paid for what I write could influence what I write.

    3. Jamie Brock profile image91
      Jamie Brockposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations to you smile  I know you must be super excited....   When I hit mine the first time, it was a great feeling of achievement. It was hard to believe I had just gotten paid just for writing about things I love.  Can't beat that!

    4. dwachira profile image77
      dwachiraposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats! and i wish you more of this. It feels good to write and get rewarded.

    5. bingskee profile image59
      bingskeeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Super duper excited! big_smile  I went to lengths of treating my hubby and kids to dinner.

      Monetary awards are always a plus.

  2. wqaindia profile image36
    wqaindiaposted 11 years ago

    Congratulations.  Hub Tree has gown to bear

  3. Thelma Alberts profile image90
    Thelma Albertsposted 11 years ago

    Congratulation! I felt happy just like you, but the money did not motivates me to write. What motivates me were and still are the comments and feedbacks of my readers.

    1. yougotme profile image90
      yougotmeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Thelma!

      Of course comments and feedback give the most motivation, but personally I won't deny that the rewards also add up to the motivation. smile

  4. writing2day2 profile image60
    writing2day2posted 11 years ago


  5. dilipchandra12 profile image64
    dilipchandra12posted 11 years ago

    Congrats my friend!

  6. Simone Smith profile image86
    Simone Smithposted 11 years ago

    Nicely done, yougotme! It definitely takes a while before one begins to earn anything significant on HubPages, but isn't it great once those earnings hit the payout threshold??? Enjoy!

    1. yougotme profile image90
      yougotmeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It surely is! And the best part is I get to enjoy the great community here while I write and earn at the same time. smile

  7. Silva Hayes profile image75
    Silva Hayesposted 11 years ago

    Congratulations, yougotme!  I remember when I got my first payment; it was exciting.  What happened next for me was that I figured out approximately how much my earnings were per day and I watched that figure slowly grow.  For example, when you are earning about one dollar a day, and eventually you see your earnings exceed $30 before the end of the month, that's another milestone.

  8. Bobski606 profile image81
    Bobski606posted 11 years ago

    Congratulations! I'm so close to reaching the payout too and I'm a little envious that you got there before me, but really, great job!

  9. grand old lady profile image83
    grand old ladyposted 11 years ago

    Congratulations! It's so nice to hear that you have gotten your first payment, and personally, quite encouraging, too. Nine months is not bad. Maybe I should set a target for myself and learn from you:)

    1. yougotme profile image90
      yougotmeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much grand old lady! Yes, when I first started here, I didn't actually believe that I'll reach the payout. But, with a great community that encourages you, I finally realized I could make it. smile

  10. Zelkiiro profile image86
    Zelkiiroposted 11 years ago

    You kiddin'? Earning $50 in 9 months sounds like a dream to me. I've been writing Hubs for nearly 8 months, and all I've earned so far (according to the site) is $5.17.

  11. Vacation Trip profile image72
    Vacation Tripposted 11 years ago

    Congrats yougotme.

  12. kellyteam profile image60
    kellyteamposted 11 years ago

    Congratulations! I hope to get there one day! Keep up the good work!

  13. mistyhorizon2003 profile image87
    mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years ago

    Well done, it is truly a fabulous feeling to hit payout for the first time. When I began Hubbing I never used to check my current earnings (the HP Ad program didn't exist then and Adsense was the main program). I seem to recall it took me about 12 months plus to hit the first payout which was $100 (or about £60 GBP). I was delighted when it finally happened, and I only checked my earnings for the first time a matter of weeks before it did. After this (and over time) I noticed my payments got closer and closer together until they got to 3 months apart, then 2, and finally every month. Shortly after this the payments per month began to increase, and of course this naturally inspired me to write more. HP Ads introduction boosted my income significantly (although naturally Adsense income had to drop drastically once I changed over to HP Ads due to the reduction of Adsense Ads on my Hubs). Now I make payout many times over each month, and although Panda, Penguin and various debatable HP changes have reduced the amount I used to make by about 50% (roughly), I still make payout a number of times over each month. I am sure you too will soon find you can achieve the same, just keep writing quality content (here and elsewhere) and start to consider ebooks, your own websites etc (never ever put all your eggs in this one basket).

    Good Luck and keep up the great work.

    1. yougotme profile image90
      yougotmeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for sharing this, and also for the great piece of advice! smile

      As of now, I just write here in Hubpages and in my blog, but I will consider other alternatives as soon as I reach a number of hubs here first. smile

      Again, thank you for sharing!


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