Fun with Math

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  1. dougwest1 profile image94
    dougwest1posted 3 years ago

    My goal is to make $400 per month off my Hubs. This will make my car payment. The question is how many Hubs will I need to make $400 per month? Lets do the math. I currently have 28 Hubs that have generated $0.71 so far this month. So each Hub generates $0.09509 per month. To make $400 dollars each month I will need 4206 Hubs. That is a bunch of Hubs. Since I already have 28 Hubs I only need 4178 more to reach my goal. I write on average one Hub per week. So it will take me 80.3 years to complete the task. I better live to be a very old man! Another small problem, with a three percent inflation rate per year (if you can believe the governments numbers) in 80.3 years my $400 car payment will be $4256 per month. Isn't math fun!

  2. Millionaire Tips profile image91
    Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years ago

    That is the trouble with math. It is a bearer of bad news. Unfortunately, there is even more bad news.  Most of the views you already had on your hubs are probably from Hubbers, and once the initial newness of the hub is gone, you will probably lose some or all of that traffic. Many of my hubs are duds and get very few views.  So your big bucks you are making now will be gone.

    Welcome to HubPages!

    There is a bright side though.  You are new and Google has not found  you.  It takes a lot of time (months / years) to come up higher on the search engines listings.  And as you write your 4206 (yes this still includes the ones you already wrote), you will find a small percentage that do really well.  It is those hubs that will make you the car payment.  Some of them might eventually lose traffic, but others will keep gaining momentum.

    1. dougwest1 profile image94
      dougwest1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I was hoping the traffic would slowly increase with time. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

  3. Sed-me profile image82
    Sed-meposted 3 years ago

    I wish you the best of luck, Doug. I am however worried about the oxymoron in the title of this thread. I'm sure it will be ok.

  4. Phyllis Doyle profile image97
    Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago

    Forgive me to disagree
    Math is no fun for me

    To reveal one's pay
    not allowed any day

    Against TOS of HP
    to talk of pay you see

    Good luck on the $400/month goal.

    1. dougwest1 profile image94
      dougwest1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry you don't like math. It has always been fun for me. BTW, I didn't realize I was violating the TOS of HP. I'll do better.

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image97
        Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Doug - it is not that I don't like math, I was just never good at it no matter how hard I struggled in school with it.  Funny, though - both my kids excelled in math.  I just wanted to alert you to the disclosing of pay, so you you won't have any problems with the TOS.

        Welcome to HubPages.  smile

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    No like math. Make brain hurt.

  6. LongTimeMother profile image94
    LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago

    Hi Doug.  I might be wrong, but I suspect if you divided your hubs in half and doubled your number of accounts, you'd probably greatly increase your potential earnings.

    In other words, why not have one account dedicated to astronomy ... and a second account where you write about coin collecting? That would enable you to be more of an 'authority figure' in each niche. smile

    Good luck.

  7. dougwest1 profile image94
    dougwest1posted 3 years ago

    I may look into two accounts. Not sure how much work it would be to transfer articles to a second Hub account.

  8. DrMark1961 profile image98
    DrMark1961posted 3 years ago

    You do not need 4000 hubs, but you do need to post more carefully to make that car payment. Set up another account, like LongTime Mother suggests, and go ahead and delete all of your astronomy hubs (after you have saved them, of course). Set up another account with just astronomy hubs.
    When I first started here several years ago some of the older hubbers told me you can write whatever you want on HP. Yes, you can, but if you choose to write all over the place none of the articles you do write will be rated very high with the search engines. I ended up deleting a bunch of Brazilian recipes, info about Brazilian holidays, and still want to delete a few more that have nothing to do with dogs and do not get many views anyway.
    Also read the SEO article by Writer Fox and try to make your titles as search friendly as possible.
    You can choose to keep all of these hubs on one account. Eventually your earnings will probably even catch up with inflation--and maybe you will make that car payment.
    Good luck either way!

    1. dougwest1 profile image94
      dougwest1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I think I will set up a separate Hubpages account for my astronomy articles and one for the coin related articles. I just need to work a little smarter instead of a little harder. Thanks.

  9. LongTimeMother profile image94
    LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago

    Doug, it does seem like a lot of work. You could do it slowly. Either leave the topic that is attracting the most traffic where it is, or leave the one with the most hubs, photos etc.

    Anyone who decides to move hubs should copy short excerpts from each hub and paste each one between inverted commas (eg "a sentence or two") in google to make sure the hub hasn't been stolen. You don't want to lose your original publishing date if you need to file a DMCA against them.

    I'm thinking you could leave the hubs all featured while you create your new account ... and wait for as long as it takes to be ready before hitting 'publish now' in your new account and removing them from their current home. (Do the google search again immediately before publishing.)

    Of course you could just leave them where they are. I wish you good luck either way. smile

 
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