Hello everyone! I'm a newbie in HP and am wondering what I should do. I am from the Philippines and apparently we're included in the 6 months ownership requirement by AdSense. I've tried writing 10 hubs, all of them are featured (and I even won the Rising Star award twice! Yay!), but I keep on being denied. I was wondering whether I should continue writing or should I just simply wait 6 months. What do you guys think?
Hi and welcome to HubPages! I'd recommend to keep writing. When the six-month time period passes, you'll have a lot more than 10 hubs which once AdSense is approved, you'll have more articles to generate revenue. Use this time to research effective keywords and write articles that will be "evergreen" meaning they'll be searched for throughout the year.
Congratulations on Rising Star, too! With accolades like that, you're on the right track!
you should continue writing kababayan. I got denied many times till now. And I am still waiting for my 6 month process. Remember patience will kick off. Congratulation though.
You can consider doing half your writing at Wizzley which provides Chitika as an alternative. It also has a compensation program that is not dependent on having an adsense account. That way you can start making money while you want for your adsense account. It's good not to have all of your writing in one place anyway.
True. Have you heard of Squidoo? Apparently, you don't need AdSense to get paid there too, but I'm not too sure. I'm curious tho, why is it not good to have all my writings here?
Well if you want to write for six months with no chance to make any money except for Amazon go ahead. There is actually no guarantee you'll get accepted either, even if you wait. The fact that you'll be able to use Amazon AND viglink (which gives you acces to thousands of merchants) on Wizzley is a huge difference. Any of these platforms can crash in a second. I think Wizzley has more opportunities right now than Squidoo. But I write there as well.
There is nothing to say that you have to write at only one place. They're all free to join. I'd start by writing at a place that would pay me more sooner and then branch out to the ones that say you have to have adsense.
To be honest you are unlikely to lose a lot by waiting the 6 months, most people do not earn very much at all in their first several months of writing and often take far longer than that to achieve payout.
Continue your writing and build up a nice portfolio of hubs and pages on other sites too and when you do get approved you will have a good running start at beginning to earn money online.
Do not expect that you will be earning thousands of pesos in a few weeks, it takes time and effort to get a decent level of income; but it does come! I earn enough online to survive very happily in the Philippines with my wife and children and I have been doing so for the last few years here.
Hey man, same here. I'm from the Philippines too. Here's what I can suggest that you do. Write as many hubs as you can within the 6 month lockout period. This will give your hubs time to gain popularity/traffic. The more visitors you have the more chances of getting adsense clicks. When the time comes that you get approved by adsense, you already have well-established hubs that COULD earn you money in just a short period of time. Just keep writing and for sure your hard work will eventually pay off.
Another suggestion that I can give to you is that use your hubs for affiliate marketing. Find products that are hot and valuable. Write about them or subtly recommend them within your hub. Affiliate marketing can be quite challenging. And it doesn't pay off that instantly. Also, it may take several months before you can have your first sale. But it sure is worth a try especially with the fact that you're still within the 6 month lockout period.
One way or another you will definitely need closer to 15-20 hubs (of good quality and featured) to ever get approved for Adsense these days. Gone are the days when 10 was enough, so like others here have said, write as many as possible of good quality and wait the six months before applying again. It is unlikely you would earn much in your first 6 months here anyway (even with Adsense). It took me over a year to hit payout for the first time, although now (5 years later) I hit it multiple times each month.
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