Finally . . . . Payout!

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  1. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 10 years ago

    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.

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations!!! This is a huge milestone and certainly cause for celebration.

      Also, thanks for getting Vince Guaraldi music in my head. Yay Snoopy!

    2. Kathryn Stratford profile image91
      Kathryn Stratfordposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. AMFredenburg profile image76
      AMFredenburgposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      A well-deserved result of all your hard work; congratulations!

    4. profile image0
      Beth37posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I am so happy for you! Congratulations Jan!

      1. janshares profile image94
        jansharesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Beth. smile

  2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image88
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 10 years ago

    Congratulations, Jan!!  You deserve to do the Happy Dance!

    (Love the Snoopy graphic!)

    1. Faith Reaper profile image82
      Faith Reaperposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats, Jan!!!  Woo hooo  (((HUGS)))  smile

  3. Rob Winters profile image78
    Rob Wintersposted 10 years ago

    Well done Jan.Always good to hear about success.Inspiring post.Keep it up & GL getting to your next payout even faster..

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image89
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      What a great feeling!  I know it, and also know what you've been through to get there.  Big congrats and best wishes for continued success.

  4. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 10 years ago

    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.

    1. profile image57
      rhodabaltazarposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi janshares,
      I'm happy for you. God Bless,


    2. profile image0
      Jennifer Sucheyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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. smile

      1. janshares profile image94
        jansharesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Rhoda and Jennifer. smile

  5. Gcrhoads64 profile image92
    Gcrhoads64posted 10 years ago

    Awesome, Janshares! You are an inspiration to us newbies!

  6. Codebreak profile image70
    Codebreakposted 10 years ago

    So happy for you!!! Thanks for given me some hope to getting a payout!!

  7. agilitymach profile image94
    agilitymachposted 10 years ago

    Congrats!!!  Pay out is fun. smile

    1. janshares profile image94
      jansharesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Gchroads64, Codebreak, and agilitymach. smile

  8. L.L. Woodard profile image68
    L.L. Woodardposted 10 years ago

    Congratulations to you! Perseverance and great writing skills paid off for a dedicated hubber -- that is inspiring to us all.

  9. Ceres Schwarz profile image39
    Ceres Schwarzposted 10 years ago

    Congratulations smile. 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.

  10. earner profile image82
    earnerposted 10 years ago

    Well done, I had a payout from the ad program this month - wasn't even looking for it/expecting it so it was a complete surprise.

    I have to live off my income completely ..... so [5] is a bit more important to me smile

    1. janshares profile image94
      jansharesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, L.L., Ceres, and earner. smile

  11. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 10 years ago

    1. janshares profile image94
      jansharesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Meeeow too! Thanks, paradigm.

  12. susi10 profile image96
    susi10posted 9 years ago

    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!

    1. janshares profile image94
      jansharesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, susi10, very kind of you.


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