How are people making money?

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  1. Traci Ruffner profile image60
    Traci Ruffnerposted 8 years ago

    I have 4 featured hubs now and I tried to sign up for adsense and was denied.  I believe the message giving the reasons for denial was a form letter and didn't seem to apply to my situation, I don't have my own blog site, so what needs to be done before I am approved?  Also, I tried to sign up for the Amazon ad program and was not eligible because I live in NC.  Thanks a lot NC.  How else can I make money doing this?

    1. KDeus profile image91
      KDeusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Traci,

      I remember the frustrations of getting approved, too. It seems that having around 15-20 hubs is what gets people approved. I don't recall how long it took me, but it was several weeks, all with having featured hubs. I had submitted several times and finally got approved with around 15 hubs. Don't give up. Just keep writing quality hubs and you will get there. Most everyone here goes through the same.

      Here is a page that may explain more:

      Also, if you do a search here on HB for Adsense approval, you'll get a lot of responses that echo the 15-20 hubs for approval.

      Hope this helps!

      1. Traci Ruffner profile image60
        Traci Ruffnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It does.  Thank you.  I was afraid I was doing something wrong with my hubs even though they were featured.  smile

    2. mickeymug profile image65
      mickeymugposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I ended up signing up for adsense via youtube.  This was really easy. Was accepted first time and I only have one video with 100ish views.  I think adsense seems a bit hit and miss based on what I've heard/experienced. So keep trying!

    3. erinshelby profile image74
      erinshelbyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Traci,
      I waited until I had done the recommended 10 featured articles and was approved for the earnings programs. In the meantime, you can build up traffic and loyal followers. Good luck!

    4. relache profile image73
      relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      AdSense doesn't think you are going to make them any money, as you've only been here three weeks and only have four Hubs.  Invest in producing about ten times that much content and you'll be approved.

    5. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would recommend waiting until you have 30 Hubs before you apply.  I know that sounds like a lot, but realistically, your Hubs wouldn't make much money in the first few months anyway, so you'll only have missed out on a few dollars.

      Oops, edit - I see you've got approved via Youtube.  That's the mad things about Adsense - you'd think they were worried about quality, but I've always suspected longevity has a lot more to do with it.  So in fact it's not the fact someone has 20 Hubs, but the fact that their account is (say) 3 months old instead of 1 month old that's done the trick.

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    Beth37posted 8 years ago

    "How are ppl making money?"

    Well I work at a grocery store... that's where my riches come from.

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image95
      FatFreddysCatposted 8 years agoin reply to this


    2. Traci Ruffner profile image60
      Traci Ruffnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lol.  This will never be my main source of income and I really just love writing, but would still like a little kick back.  I am a paralegal student getting ready to graduate and will then be working in a law firm somewhere.  I will still write though.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image95
        DrMark1961posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        As a paralegal/paralegal student you will probably have a lot of great advice to give people if you can write a lot of hubs. Many of them may not get views, a few might end up doing really well. The best advice is to write a lot, every single day, and eventually a few might take off.
        As far as making money, I had an Adsense account when I came here (from a blog) but if you write a lot and apply again they will eventually approve you.

    3. NateB11 profile image89
      NateB11posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol I'm going to have to try that.

    4. Kangaroo_Jase profile image79
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So you mean, you don't get paid in groceries Beth?????

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        Beth37posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Actually, I barely get paid in currency.

  3. MoonByTheSea profile image87
    MoonByTheSeaposted 8 years ago

    Hi Traci,
    You should apply again after you have more hubs and after a longer period of time. There's no magic number, but most people seem to need at least 10-20 hubs that have been up for at least a few months before getting approved. It's definitely frustrating when you're just starting out and eager to get started with adsense, but I'm sure you'll get approved eventually. Keep writing, and good luck! smile

    1. Traci Ruffner profile image60
      Traci Ruffnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is what I will do then.  Thanks a bunch! smile

  4. Will Apse profile image88
    Will Apseposted 8 years ago

    I produced a five page site on my home town with Weebly (free).

    Everything was original, photos, info etc. Nobody in the real world was much interested but I got adsense almost immediately.

  5. Traci Ruffner profile image60
    Traci Ruffnerposted 8 years ago

    Thanks smile  I have always found your replies to be very helpful.

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      Beth37posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      She's the smart one of the group.

  6. blueheron profile image91
    blueheronposted 8 years ago

    I applied for adsense three or four times before I was approved. The reason for the rejection was always "insufficient content," and I had 25-30 featured hubs before I got adsense approval. I think there may be a time requirement (like a month or two), as well as a content requirement, since I kept hearing stories of others being approved with only ten hubs.

    As so many others here have said, it appears to me that you make money here by writing LOTS of hubs--on things that people are interested in, while also providing keywords that will enable people to find the subject matter.

    Here's the best thing I ever did (so far) to drive traffic: In each hub, put in links to your related hubs. Got five hubs on family relationships? Add links to the other four to each hub. There is a good chance that one click will turn into five clicks.

  7. blueheron profile image91
    blueheronposted 8 years ago

    For those who didn't know: You can self-publish your book for free at While my experience is that you won't sell a lot of books--or even a lot of 99-cent Kindle downloads--you will make a few (very few) bucks. And if the subject matter of your hub is related material to your book, you could link your book to your hub and maybe drive some sales. I'm planning to do that, once I get done adding links. I guess it's okay. (Not "overly promotional.")


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