Yes indeed. We should have been told this morning. I use that money for bills and now I worry it won't be there. When you get paid should be written in stone and should never be changed for any reason. If it was going to be changed we should be given plenty of notice. Why the vague a day or two. That worries me too. You could never tell people at MacDonald's on Friday sorry but were going to pay you on Saturday or maybe Sunday.
Thanks for providing this information on the forum since there was no announcement on the account earnings screen. Wouldn't it be nice if the HP staff let members know in advance when payments will be late? Even those of us who don't make a huge amount of money from HP (perhaps I should say 'especially those of us') may depend on those usually-regular payments. As a freelancer with multiple sources of revenue to supplement my retirement budget, it's helpful to know when my payments will be received. HP is usually right on time, so not seeing the expected payment in my PayPal account yesterday or today was disturbing. And...since HP has no member support email address or phone number, there's no direct contact unless a staffer happens to respond to a forum question. The inability to make contact is frustrating for this member, and I'm apt to 'reach out' to any staff member who's sent me an email in the past.
If this comes across as a complaint--sorry, that's not the way I mean it. I'm offering suggestions for ways to support HP member writers whose work, after all, is the collective source of revenue for the site. Thanks. JAYE
Wow! I didn't imagine my question would post such a "fire storm". I transferred from Squidoo where the monthly payment as a rule came within a three day period. I am more upset about the lack of concern over how Hubpags keep stats. My page views have not worked for over a month now. It baffles me how HP keeps track of my earnings? I guess I should be glad I see some daily earnings posted. However it would be nice to see what articles are having visitors, and making revenue. I hope all gets straightened in the near future. This is a frustrating way to do business.
Linda, Do they combine the figures? Sept. and Oct. or do you have to have the set amount each month? I don't see any place where there is a total figure. I see a submit tab but on "My Earnings Settings" but have no idea what it means.
This is incorrect. You have to meet payout by the end of the previous month, not by the 28th of the previous month. You will get paid today, October, 28, so long as your account balance was $50 or greater by September, 30.
And next month, you will get paid November, 28 so long as your account balance was $50 or more by October, 31.
There is a caveat with Amazon sales. Today you will be paid for HP ad program earnings accumulated through September 30th. You will be paid for Amazon sales that accrued through August 31st. amazon waits an extra month in case they have returns during that period.
If you go to my earnings, balance history, you will see what has accrued under Amazon, Ebay and HP and what will be on your next payout.
So I understand that they said payment will be around the 28th of the month, but for two years I've never not received payment on the 28th. It would be nice if they could address the reason for why it has been working like clockwork for years and now it's not. Just give us loyal hubbers a heads up of what may be causing the payments to be paid a little later than what's been the norm. Communication is key.
The last time I was paid on the 29th was April of 2012. It is always the 28th. As long as I'm getting paid, I don't mind a day or two later. Hubapges does a great job on payments. And I thank Hubpages for always paying their writers. For that, I'm thankful.
This should have been announced earlier instead of having us wait all day. I don't mind waiting so long as I know beforehand. No boss of mine could ever wait until payday to tell me that I won't be getting paid for two days. I don't see why HP has waited all day to say something...tsk...tsk.
I have always been paid on time also. And I'm working hard on my unfeatured Hubs to get them featured. But we should have been told what was going on. We should always be told ahead of time. Especially if it has to do with our money.
What with returns, lost orders, disputes, fraud, and the inevitable dork sellers and dork buyers; retail sales have always been a royal mess. You could be right, but where the biggest messes are is always where I would suspect first.
Not happy about this at all! I'm okay with the payment coming a day or two late, but it would have been nice if we were informed of this before today. My mom's birthday is on Halloween, and I had planned on giving her the money.
I suspect it's technical but I was surprised by Paul's candidness in his post when he actually said something to the effect of "not being able to pay all the bills" if they tried some of the ad options to present to Google. That statement stuck out for me. Anyhey, I believe he was referring to future ventures. I trust all hubbers who are due a payout will receive them . . . eventually.
You are correct, PhoenixV. I read it again, refers to removing too many ads in order to please Google, and thus, be unable to pay bills. Still an interesting figure of speech and commentary on how dependent we (HP) really are on Google.
Wow!!! So much whining! Looks like you guys have nothing better to do than check your paypal account! If it says "around the 28th" - BE FLEXIBLE! It's not like a website (squidoo) just merged with HP or anything. Do something constructive and take a deep breath!
From someone with one hub who has no idea what it means to reach payout. Apparently you aren't dependent on the pennies here like some of us. This is a part of my monthly income so I do expect it and I will check. Do something constructive you say? How rude!
Sometimes a different perspective can seem harsh. I have a payout from my awful one hub that's pending, so don't be so quick to judge. I'm just saying that they are fully within their given timeframe and several gunners on here are losing the it. HP is not a job, it's a mutually beneficial agreement to use their services to make both parties some money. Cheers!
"Don't be so quick to judge," you say. Yet you proceeded to imply that we were idle people. Your comment was condescending and you scolded us as if we were your naughty grandkids. This might not be a "job" but we have every right to find out what's happening. It is our hard work that created this income. We don't expect HP to take this matter lightly.
Oh, and congrats on your earnings....good for you.
I hope you have a wonderful day Cardisa and I hope that you get paid today! Also, I wasn't bragging about earnings, I just wanted to let you know that it effects me too. So my words aren't coming from someone who doesn't have any "skin" in the game.
Save your apologies, Cardisa. Out of curiosity, I clicked on 'Irie and Bella' to see this member's profile page only to see NO hubs and this sentence: "Sorry, but this user has been banned from HubPages."
That is very interesting. The one post about his two boxers was there this AM and heavy with Amazon ads. I found it amazing that it could have generated $1800 in Amazon sales in one month. So I am not sure if the ban is for disclosing income or for deliberately misleading the forum.
I'd like to note that I was hopeful that one post could bring in $1800.00 a month!
Where did you get the $1800 figure? He didn't mention the amount of his 'pending payout' in his forum post. Did he announce somewhere else that his single hub earned that much in only two months? That doesn't seem possible, even if every person searching Google for information about boxers clicked on it.
Never mind. I read another post where Adam (Irie and Bella) said he'd edited the posted amount. Too late, since trumpeting an amount on the forum (whether it was actual or wishful thinking) ran afoul of HP Admin. and got him busted! Banned from the site.
Jaye, I have $49.65 in earnngs from August-October, plus $10 and some change in October. By HP's explanation, I will have to earn 35 Cents in this time from now untl the next pay period which will be Nov. 28 or Dec. 28. Honestly, and with their explanation, it is tough having "some" earnings in reach and it not in your hand.
Whoa! This was fast. I doubt it's the disclosure of money that got the hubber banned. Usually they would warn a hubber about that first. I think this hubber did something really bad. I never really believed for one minute that a 2 month old hub would suddenly generate that kind of income selling dog items. I'm sorry he got banned, I was more worried about staff banning me for being hard on him.
Nate, I am with you. One hub and two months and got paid? Hmmm. Blurry photo here. And if HP bans anyone for asking a truthful question, then I am in trouble. I cannot go into detial for you know that HP monitors this forum and my communications with them are confidential.
I thought the same thing Nate when I first clicked on his profile. That particular comment was rude, and I almost replied to it last night, but decided it wasn't even worth it. I personally don't consider it "whining", when people are concerned about expecting money that they've earned. Just my opinion.
We try and get payments out on the 28th, but we state in the FAQ they will be around the 28th to give us a little flexibility if we have a technical issue, or as in this case, a transfer is taking a bit longer.
Absolutely Cardisa! I remember Squidoo writers freaking out when that little blue page with earnings was late showing up! Of course, the last couple of payouts had them flipping when they were late showing up and being received. How quickly some forget!
It is frustrating when we see one snag after another, one delay after another, bugs on top of bugs. When is it going to end? Is it ever going to end?
Sure takes away the incentive to continue writing here!
For some, maybe many, the income from here, and other sites, it any, is their job. The income they receive pays their bills, keeps a roof over their head, feeds their family. So those use to getting payouts since the beginning, on the 28th, this is a hardship for some.
There are those homebound, disabled who use writing on this site as a supplement to their income.
We have those retired who use HP as additional income.
I would hate to be the parent who was counting on being paid on the 28th, as we usually are, to have to tell a child that they won't get the new pair of shoes they need, or the coat they need, or their painful tooth fixed because the money needed and was to pay for those things has not arrived.
Not a job??? Well, if this is not a job, why do we fill out tax information here at HP. Why do we have to report our earnings, depending on the state we live in, and of course Federal is Federal.
There are those who do work at home, never enter a physical building or office, yet get paid for what they do. They are called Independent Contractors.
I completely agree. When I said not a job it was from the standpoint of HP agreement with all of the Hubbers that use their service. I have been wholly inspired by the people who treat HP like a job and create wonderful hubs and get paid like it is their full time job. Just remember, HupPages isn't your employer, so it's not a job. HupPages offers a service that we can utilize to create job-like financial income.
What is even worse is that there was no notice from HP about even a remote possibility in delay of payments for this month.
Those who did inquire, got condescending responses at best.
Unless those who inquired about payment individually, or the forum posts began, I don't think we would have gotten one word from HP. What has happened to HP, other than they bit off more they can chew with the merger, not being ready ahead of time?
No wonder writers are beginning to look at other avenues for their content, which I have not seen in awhile. A couple of years ago, a lot of writers jumped ship, or left some of what they had here, move some, but never added new content to HP. Maybe we are going to see this happen again.
I don't make payout that often, but I feel for those who count on this income as a source of income, or to pay for the extras they need.
When people expect to get paid on Friday, they don't want to be told that they will have to wait until Tuesday to get paid.
You acknowledge and agree that You will not publicly disclose Your payments or Earned Balance (including any subcomponents thereof) from the HubPages Earnings Program without prior written consent of HubPages.
Contractors, subcontractors, writers for clients of companies get paid through the company but the company is paid by the client and the writer is not a direct employee of the company per say. Do the work is their job.
Those who sell Avon are not direct employees of Avon, but the selling of products is their job.
Thank you Linda, I edited that post and removed the amount of my payout. Thank you for letting me know I was violating the agreement.
I think you may have taken the job part too seriously, as I wasn't attempting to prove anything. Personally, I see a lot of whining and that is what I wanted to point out and offer encouragement to relax. We all have stories. We all need more money. We all have problems.
HP should have alerted writers that their may be a delay in payments this month. You don't do it the same way, month after month, for 7-8 years then suddenly, nothing happens for whatever reason. This is called common courtesy!!!!
If there wasn't anyone to publish their content here, there wouldn't be a Hub Pages.
Evidently this was all my fault. I told someone I would get paid on the 28th and they asked, "Are you sure?" I said, "Yeah, HP ALWAYS pays on the 28th without fail! It will be here!" So obviously I jinxed everything. I apologize. I will keep my mouth shut from now on.
Is there still no update? Are we going to be kept in the dark on this one? Can anyone explain why we are not being updated as to progress, expected timeline, anything? I understand pay is "around" the 28th, but that is not an excuse to keep us in the dark. Friendly reminder HP, without us you would not exist. We all deserve to be kept up to speed as to progress in getting the issue resolved. Crap happens, communication should follow that crap!
"You acknowledge and agree that You will not publicly disclose Your payments or Earned Balance (including any subcomponents thereof) from the HubPages Earnings Program without prior written consent of HubPages."
It looks as if the payment arrived in my Paypal account, according to an email I just received. It's not the money I was concerned with, it's the long-term financial health of the site that I'm more focused on. This helps to restore confidence and traffic was up yesterday, according to Quantcast.
That they may pay us, but if a time comes where they can't they will likely ignore us, not communicate issues with us, and wait until things are resolved before saying anything? I'm grateful to be paid, but the lack of REAL communication on this lets us all know that if SHTF with this website, we likely will get told nothing!
peeples, I had an "interesting" email chat with a member of HP about why I was not paid yesterday, the 28th, although My current balance is 35 cents shy of the pay-out, and my current earnings for This Month is over $10. And I grew so confused that I just gave up. I was told that I was not going to LOSE my balance. Sometimes I wish I would NOT even wake up.
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