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How many writers here on Hubpages are making a living writing here?

  1. GlendaGoodWitch profile image86
    GlendaGoodWitchposted 3 years ago

    If you still have a day job, is Hubpages providing substantial support?

    1. Suzanne Day profile image97
      Suzanne Dayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No. But I have yet to write the other 300 hubs. At present, it can best be described as a little pocket money.

    2. robhampton profile image92
      robhamptonposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Starting to pick up now, as my hubs are seasonal (pool stuff). this week last year I was making about a dollar fifty per day. but this week it has been over 3 dollar per day. last year in June and July I was making about $12 per day. I expect that to at least double this year. not too bad for only 33 hubs.

      1. yougotme profile image89
        yougotmeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Wow that's pretty fantastic! Those are great figures.

  2. LeanMan profile image83
    LeanManposted 3 years ago

    I make a living writing online.... But not all here on HP.....

    HP is a great place to start and is the first place that I really started to earn (and still do) but if you want to make a living you will need your own sites. HP has its limitations but in my mind it is still the best revenue sharing site you can use (Please just add the bonus payment to the usual paypal address thanks HP.)

    Trying to use just one site like HP will leave you very vulnerable to the whims of Google, I am earning maybe 25% of what I was earning here 2 years ago. But my own sites are going from strength to strength..

    1. Solaras profile image93
      Solarasposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      How do you monetize your own sites, and are those blogs?

  3. WryLilt profile image83
    WryLiltposted 3 years ago

    None. However a few cover their bills or rent.

    I'd hazard a guess that top earners on the site gross less than $15,000 a year right now.

    Once upon a time, before all the pandas and penguins, I know some people were earning up to 3-4,000 a month. However those days are gone. You need lots of income sources now.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. You need your eggs in lots of baskets now.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed.

    3. kaiyan717 profile image80
      kaiyan717posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, diversify.  However, as one of my streams of income, I have been doing alright.  This year started with a bang and a couple million views, so I feel a bit happier with my decision a few years ago to sign-up.  Hubpages adsense has been a life saver, love the program.  Finally got Google to pay off for a few hundred, after three years lol.  Write what you love, if others love it, off it goes on social media.  Happy Hubbing guys!

  4. lorddraven2000 profile image88
    lorddraven2000posted 3 years ago

    I make a little cash here but I am not as active as I couold be on increasing that earning potential.

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image91
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    Whatever HP money I earn goes to my "CDs and beer" fund. If I were depending on it for a living, I'd be in a cardboard box down by the river by now.

    1. literal profile image68
      literalposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Haha

  6. akhildev143 profile image79
    akhildev143posted 3 years ago

    Well.. I think around 600-700$ monthly will be enough to live here in India.. Many are making this amount from HP.. with 500 hubs and some sales bringing in from them, we can also get there.. if you spend at least 5 hours daily, you can reach 500 hubs in a year..(based on my rough calculations.. )

  7. janshares profile image92
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    No. I knew going in that earnings would not be substantial. My earnings are meant to supplement what I make during the day with my business. My goal is to get monthly payout to fill my premium gas tank. I would be very happy with that. smile

  8. Kathleen Odenthal profile image93
    Kathleen Odenthalposted 3 years ago

    If $10 is a living, then yes!

  9. robhampton profile image92
    robhamptonposted 3 years ago

    I need to write a hub about it because so many people wonder how. Briefly though, CONTENT for sure. I've found that trade industry articles do well. (Electritions are expensive as are plumbers, auto mechanics,and sometimes pool service. People search on how they can save money. TITLES. If you look at the titles of some of my hubs, some of them might seem a little garbled but for a reason. I've used the title tuner as well as google analytics to find out what keywords were most recently used to find my sight. Included as many as possible in my titles without sounding totally stupid. Combination of hubs are averaging around 3000 hits/week

  10. robhampton profile image92
    robhamptonposted 3 years ago

    Correction: Most frequently used, that is, not "recently"

  11. brimancandy profile image81
    brimancandyposted 3 years ago

    I have yet to reach a single payout. But not holding my breath for it either. You almost have to have hundreds of hubs to earn anything here.

    1. WryLilt profile image83
      WryLiltposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have 63 and hit payout monthly wink

      1. Marisa Wright profile image95
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Me too

    2. robhampton profile image92
      robhamptonposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      @brimancandy... 33 hubs, payout every month

  12. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    Earning from Internet writing has never been what is was before Google yanked the rug out from under it two years ago.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, another party I was late to. Story of my life.

    2. robhampton profile image92
      robhamptonposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The last major update killed me, but it has come back strong.  Still getting first page on google with very general keyword searches

  13. misslong123 profile image90
    misslong123posted 3 years ago

    I must say I've been disappointed with my earnings. When I started I was pleased with $1/day. Then I buckled down in hopes of making more than that - focusing on keywords, original pictures, better layout, following the advice of experts and the learning center and instead of seeing growth I saw a major decline! I used to whip out whatever when I started. Now I carefully spend a week making a quality hub but my earnings are well less than $20/month. I don't understand why.

  14. brimancandy profile image81
    brimancandyposted 18 months ago

    I have been here for over three years, and I have yet to earn $100.00

    1. kaiyan717 profile image80
      kaiyan717posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      You really have to build a base of articles first. 12 isn't going to cut it. Though one article may go viral, chances are low. Even good articles can only bring in so much. Average your views monthly by rate and add a zero. Then you start making more. It quantity on these sites, for me anyways.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image86
        Barbara Kayposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        It is also about knowing what to write about. Write an article about every subject that interests you. Then sit back and see which ones get the most traffic. Start writing as many hubs as you can think to write about the subject that gets  the most.

        1. Barbara Kay profile image86
          Barbara Kayposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          I forgot to add. Learn as much as you can about using keywords and then don't overdo it.

        2. Chriswillman90 profile image94
          Chriswillman90posted 18 months agoin reply to this

          Agreed it's a long arduous trial and error process that can take months if not years to figure out. You have to find that perfect balance of writing what you enjoy, what will bring in traffic, and how it'll progress into the future.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Your profile is showing only 12 Hubs. I'm sure you have many more than that, so that means your other Hubs are all "unFeatured", which means they're invisible to Google, which means they are not able to attract readers and earn money.   You need to get working on those.

 
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