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I Made My First Payout!

  1. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 3 years ago

    I just received an email from Paypal saying I had received a payment from Hub Pages. I have been in AdSense for 10 months and finally reached my first payout...happy days! Now, I am looking forward to my next and see if I can make it happen sooner.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image57
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! Congratulations and it is so well deserved. I remember the feeling, when I received my first payout. All the best for future as well.

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Chitrangada, It seemed a long time coming but now it has it is a nice incentive to try even harder.

    2. CrisSp profile image86
      CrisSpposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yay! Congrats Jodah! Isn't that very motivational to keep on writing? Good job! Happy for you!smile

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thankyou Cris, I sure will.

    3. Wednesday-Elf profile image83
      Wednesday-Elfposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats @Jodah - always a good feeling of accomplishment. smile+

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Wednesday-Elf, it is an extra incentive. Nice.

    4. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      How awesome and ironic ...I saw an email pop in just last night saying I received my first payout too! I did not join to earn the first year and decided the next year to join since I was on here so much at the time and now, finally, one came in! Yes, let's hope they come more often now. Blessings

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Congratulations to you too Faith. What a coincidence.

        1. Faith Reaper profile image88
          Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, that is what I was thinking too.  It is about time for both of us for sure!  Wonder why my profile photo is not showing up here. I just signed in from my phone, I guess.  Well, sign in now on computer.  Here's to many more payouts to come!

      2. MsDora profile image96
        MsDoraposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Congratulations!  Here's wishing you many more payouts!

        1. Jodah profile image90
          Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Hey MsDora, working on my second payout now smile

      3. AudreyHowitt profile image85
        AudreyHowittposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Congrats to you as well Faith Reaper!!!

        1. Jodah profile image90
          Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you Audrey.

    5. bravewarrior profile image94
      bravewarriorposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, John. That first payout is always exciting. It took me 2 years to reach my first. Sheesh!

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Shauna, yes it certainly doesn't happen over night.

    6. handymanbill profile image80
      handymanbillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations on the first payout it is always exciting it take a while to get one.

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Bill, they say after you get the first they begin to come around quicker. Well see.

    7. The Examiner-1 profile image77
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats John! I have been here 17 and still nothing, and that is with AdSense, HP ads (and Amazon recently).

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Kevin, just hang in there. I have never made a cent from Amazon yet and about $8 from eBay, the rest from HP and AdSense.

        1. The Examiner-1 profile image77
          The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I made more from HP than AdSense and maybe I will try eBay next. Thanks John and congratulations again on your earnings. :-)

    8. MsDora profile image96
      MsDoraposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations to you, Jodah!  Many more payouts to you, too.

    9. MelRootsNWrites profile image90
      MelRootsNWritesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations!  It is well deserved.

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Mel, much appreciated.

    10. Dave Lynch profile image80
      Dave Lynchposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats!

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Dave.

    11. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, Jodah, and here's to many more! smile

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Christie, I enjoy writing here at HP so this is just a bonus.

    12. lambservant profile image95
      lambservantposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Always a thrill to get a payment. Congrats Jodah! May you receive many, many more.

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Lambservant, yes it is a nice encouragement.

    13. WestelCS profile image59
      WestelCSposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations to you Jodah on your first payout! I know how exciting is to receive the first payout. Wish you with many more payouts to you, too.

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you WestelC S, I really appreciate the congratulations coming from Hubbers I haven't even met yet. It's why I like this place.

    14. FlourishAnyway profile image100
      FlourishAnywayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations to you both, Jodah and FaithReaper.  I wish you many happy years of Hubbing ahead!

    15. Dana Tate profile image87
      Dana Tateposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That's funny I also just got a message from hubpages. I also received my first payout...and you are right happy days are here again! Although it seems like my most viewed hub has went down drastically in views. I don't understand it! But hey I don't want to be a kill joy so...congratulations my friend I'm happy for you and may I add myself too!

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Wow Dana, that's great. A big congratulations to you also.

    16. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, you have more than earned every penny.

      Shyron

    17. newjerusalem profile image75
      newjerusalemposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Great. I have been here for a long time without making it. I wish I get reach the pay out point at the earliest.

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Just hang in there newjerusalem. It takes time but you'll get there if you are patient.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image99
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        You are writing on religious topics which may not get a lot of traffic.  Also 17 Hubs is a very small number.   

        You can expect to earn between $2 and $5 per thousand views.

    18. Barbara Kay profile image89
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations!

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks.

  2. LongTimeMother profile image97
    LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago

    Good news, Jodah. Congratulations.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you LTM.

  3. Phyllis Doyle profile image98
    Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago

    Woo hooooo !!!  Congrats, Jodah.  Good job.  Keep writing those awesome hubs and getting more payouts.  So happy for you.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Phyllis, I knew I'd make it eventually.

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image98
        Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I knew you would, too, Jodah. Your poems and stories are so very good. You are such a dedicated writer and well-loved community member, a true gift to HubPages and all of us.

  4. SAQIB6608 profile image73
    SAQIB6608posted 3 years ago

    Its constant effort. All hails to you. High 5's. I have joined just about a week ago and i know its a consistent effort. Keep it Up. Keep following me also (Kidding)

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you SAQIB, you be patient and you will get there.

  5. Lissa Ree profile image60
    Lissa Reeposted 3 years ago

    Congrats (: Thats really awesome!

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Much appreciaed Lissa. Thanks.

    2. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Lissa

  6. chef-de-jour profile image98
    chef-de-jourposted 3 years ago

    Well done, mate. Keep the articles and poetry flowing and the rewards hopefully will reflect the hard yakka you put in!

  7. Wendy L Henderson profile image68
    Wendy L Hendersonposted 3 years ago

    Way to good! I feels good doesn't it?

  8. ologsinquito profile image92
    ologsinquitoposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations!

  9. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 3 years ago

    Cool beans! - Congratulations, Jodah.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you btrbell, colorfulone, ologsinquito, Wendy, chef-de-jour.
      It isn't much but it is some incentive and it does feel good.

  10. btrbell profile image91
    btrbellposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations! A little validation is always nice! :-)

  11. jemuelO profile image91
    jemuelOposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations to you, Jodah. This is really inspiring!

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks jemuelO, At the start I was making like $1.00 per month and thought I would never get to payout but it came quicker than I expected.

  12. Haj09 profile image74
    Haj09posted 3 years ago

    Congratulations! I've been approved some days ago to the adsense prog so it looks like I'm gonna be paid next year big_smile

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That's probably right Haj09, just write as many hubs as you can and be patient. It will happen.

  13. AliciaC profile image100
    AliciaCposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations, Jodah! I hope you receive many more payouts.

    1. sallybea profile image99
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Well done Johah, here's to many more - have a productive week.
      Best wishes,
      Sallybea

  14. Tobi Ayeni profile image59
    Tobi Ayeniposted 3 years ago

    wow, I'm seriously looking forward to the day that I'll  receive my first payout, I'm new to this game and finding it a bit difficult to grasp the entire concept but I'll definitely get there someday. congratulations and much success in the future bro.

  15. My Bell profile image99
    My Bellposted 3 years ago

    Yay! Congrats to you. Still waiting for my first one too.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hang in there My Bell, I'm sure it's not far away.

  16. susi10 profile image97
    susi10posted 3 years ago

    Wow! big_smile
    Well done to you, Jodah! A first payout is always thrilling and the great news is that, you'll be getting them a lot more often. Here's to many more big payouts!

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      So they say Susi10, thanks for the encouragement.

  17. taiwokareem profile image76
    taiwokareemposted 3 years ago

    Congrats Jodah

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you taiwokareem.

  18. Suzanne Day profile image97
    Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations Jodah and may many more payouts arrive in your inbox!

    Well done especially on making the topic of poetry pay. That would have been a hard mountain to climb. You'll find payouts get more and more frequent over time - the first one is always the hardest one to get.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes Suzanne, poetry doesn't get a lot of traffic but it shoes if you persist you can get there. Thank you.

  19. ThisisMissyMiss profile image78
    ThisisMissyMissposted 3 years ago

    Congrats, Jodah!  The first payment is always so exciting!

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks MissyMiss. Yes it is exciting.

  20. janshares profile image98
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    Jodah! So happy for you, congrats! You produce excellent work and deserve to be paid. You're an asset to HP, both as a poet and good hubber.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What a nice thing to say. Thanks Jan.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image99
        Jean Bakulaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        That's great Jodah,
        I've come back to HP after a time away, and it's really the only site that pays you. Even if there is a slow month, soon you would get paid every other month if you couldn't get your numbers up to the payout. But now that the summer is over (at least in the U.S.) usually the traffic picks up.

        I never got an Amazon payment, my topics aren't easy to use with products. Don't worry about that so much, there are so many rules against promotional hubs anyway. It feels good, doesn't it?

        1. Jodah profile image90
          Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Welcome back Jean, yes it does feel good. Thanks.

  21. ocfireflies profile image80
    ocfirefliesposted 3 years ago

    Jodah and Faith,

    Congratulations.  Could not happen to two nicer people.  Winning awards.  Getting payout.  I am just proud to say, "Hey!  I know these folks." 

    Big Smiles,

    Kim

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Kim, and we are proud to say we know you.

    2. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You are a doll, Kim!

  22. vocalcoach profile image98
    vocalcoachposted 3 years ago

    Fantastic Jodah!  You certainly deserve this after all you're hard work and magnificent poetry.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for all your support Audrey.

  23. Kathleen Odenthal profile image95
    Kathleen Odenthalposted 3 years ago

    congrats jodah! i thought i made it this month, but i just missed the cut off. hope this is the first of many for you!

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Kathleen, sorry you missed the cut but you know you'll get paid next month for sure.

  24. cheeluarv profile image84
    cheeluarvposted 3 years ago

    Wow!congrats.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you cheeluarv, it is exciting.

  25. arobbertse0242 profile image60
    arobbertse0242posted 3 years ago

    Congrats!!!

  26. arobbertse0242 profile image60
    arobbertse0242posted 3 years ago

    Congrats!!!

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, thank you arobbertse0242.

  27. tillsontitan profile image89
    tillsontitanposted 3 years ago

    I'm sure the first of many!  Your great writing can only lead to great fortune wink

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      A great fortune Mary? I hope so, Thanks.

  28. CMHypno profile image95
    CMHypnoposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations Jodah and hope it is the first of many!

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you CMHpeno I hope so.

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    Eugene9184posted 3 years ago

    Congrats! I just reach 11 cents ...LOL

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hey that's a start Eugene, well done. It seems very slow at first.

  30. AudreyHowitt profile image85
    AudreyHowittposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations John! So very happy for you!!

  31. tirelesstraveler profile image80
    tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations, keep up the good work:)

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Much appreciated tirelesstraveler.

  32. swilliams profile image84
    swilliamsposted 3 years ago

    Congrats! Very rewarding!

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sure is swilliams. Thanks for the congrats.

  33. Arachnea profile image77
    Arachneaposted 3 years ago

    Congrats! I wonder if it wouldn't be sooner since I suspect you have more hubs now than when you first got your adsense acct attached to HP.

  34. ShirleyJCJohnson profile image81
    ShirleyJCJohnsonposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations!  I'm very excited for you.  I'm also awaiting my first payout.  That will be great for sure.  Keep on keeping on.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Shirley. Patience is the key word here. It is a slow process at first but was starting to pick up..although this current month income figures seem to have slowed again, so who knows.

  35. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    newjerusalem  You need to write more hubs. Maybe pick some different topics that you can also use with Amazon products.  It took me 3 years to make first payout.

  36. Vellur profile image93
    Vellurposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! Wishing you many more payouts!!

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Much appreciated Vellur.

  37. Adam Lee Andersen profile image81
    Adam Lee Andersenposted 3 years ago

    Good job! I'll be reaching mine hopefully this month or the next.  I didn't realize endangered species had that kind of affect on people.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Adam, wow I just checked your profile and may I say you are doing very well to be close to payout already. You only have a handful of hubs and followers, but your hubs are certainly high quality especially the 5 most endangered species hub and I can see how they would be popular to outside traffic. I am impressed.

      1. Adam Lee Andersen profile image81
        Adam Lee Andersenposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the encouraging words.  I usually don't publish a hub unless I know it's good quality based on the hub score. I know that there's a lot of duplicate work out there and that's what I try to avoid by letting my writing style set my hubs apart. Writing articles is one thing,  but writing one that draws masses in is wholenother, ball game

  38. dhimanreena profile image74
    dhimanreenaposted 3 years ago

    Oh dats great congrats

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.

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    Manasi4posted 3 years ago

    congrats buddy.. i just joined 4 days back and i am working hard here for having a payout soon too

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Work hard, you'll get there.

  40. Pollyanna Jones profile image98
    Pollyanna Jonesposted 3 years ago

    Well done! It's an exciting bonus as part of this community, isn't it? :-) I've been a member since August, so no payouts just yet. But I am crossing my fingers that I might meet the threshold this month.

    1. Jodah profile image90
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It sure is exciting Pollyanna. I just checked out your hubs, and they are so unique and amazing that it won't take you long to reach payout at all. Thank you.

 
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