After 9 months on HP, I got that email we all anxiously wait for: I made my first payout and it was sent to Paypal. Woohoo!! Yesss! After a lot of stress, hard work, 43 hubs, and 30,300+ views, I can breathe a sigh of relief. Yes, I have a ways to go but this milestone calls for a celebration. Thank you to all hubbers and staff who helped me get this far, especially those who were supportive from day one and have continued to be.
I urge any and all newbies who are frustrated, tired, and ready to give up to stay the course. Set your goals and it will happen. I look forward to receiving payouts regularly if I hang in there and keep learning. There is sooo much to learn.
My advice: 1) Searchable titles 2) Evergreen topics 3) Obsession with grammar, spelling, and sentence structure 4) Stay focused about why you're here - to write. 5) Since it's not much anyway, think of money as icing on the cake; it will multiply on its own.
Congrats, Jan! It's great. I look forward to reaching that milestone. I am patient, as I know it usually takes a while to attain. Good luck reaching other milestones and payouts, and thanks for the advice.
Thanks, guys. It means a lot for you to celebrate with me and wish me well, especially you Simone. I'm so glad to reach this under your watch. The support from the community is awesome. I don't know if I would have gotten this far without the help and support.
Congratulations, Jan, and thanks for your inspiring post. I'm new here but not frustrated in the least just yet. I'll remember this if the time comes that I do get a little down. Thanks for including specifics, like how long it took, how many posts and views. I'm sure it's different for everyone, but nice to have something tangible to work toward.
Again, congrats and best wishes for continued success.
Congratulations . This is such wonderful news and a great achievement. And it can also serve us inspiration to all the newbies here, like me, that someday we can also hope to get a payout. You're right that we shouldn't give up. Thanks for the tips and advice.
Wow, well done janshares! I am very impressed and I have to say, you are an inspiration to all the new writers here on HubPages. I think I will read this thread whenever I need a little motivation to keep writing!
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