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How Did You Celebrate Your First HubPages Payout?

  1. Rangoon House profile image85
    Rangoon Houseposted 2 years ago

    Woohoo! Great celebration here! My first HubPages payout came through when I wasn't even expecting it. I'm so excited to be part of this community. Going shopping. Thank you.

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats! I always feel good about payout because I know I'm being paid for what I wrote, created, my writing. Something about that is just awesome.

      1. NateB11 profile image93
        NateB11posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, how did I celebrate my first payout...I'm pretty sure I went out to dinner. That would be just like me, I love to eat.

        1. Rangoon House profile image85
          Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Ditto. But I want a pair of shoes as well smile It's nice to be able to choose.

      2. Rangoon House profile image85
        Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Nate. It's a great feeling!

    2. peachpurple profile image74
      peachpurpleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      congrats, happy that you are able to shop with your hard earn money

      1. Rangoon House profile image85
        Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you very much Peachy. It certainly won't be a big spree, but it's a great start.

    3. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Well done, RH! Here's hoping for many more to come. smile

      1. Rangoon House profile image85
        Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you so much Christy smile I hope so!

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago

    Congratulations! A lot of people, including me, waited at least twice that long.

    1. Rangoon House profile image85
      Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Oh wow Rochelle. You've made me feel even more grateful. Thank you.

  3. tirelesstraveler profile image85
    tirelesstravelerposted 2 years ago

    Congratulations!!!! Good work. 
    I donated my first payout to a group that needed it more than I did.

    1. Rangoon House profile image85
      Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That's very generous. I admire your philanthropy.

  4. Jason Marovich profile image87
    Jason Marovichposted 2 years ago

    When I've made payout, I've used the money to pay my internet bill.  Seems like the proper thing to do with it.  big_smile

    1. Rangoon House profile image85
      Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Great business sense Jason. I'm not sure my payout would pay my internet bill yet!

      1. chuckandus6 profile image51
        chuckandus6posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        my first one got spent on Google app store yup all of it

        1. Rangoon House profile image85
          Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          You make it sound like you had a lot to spend Chuck - good for you!

          1. chuckandus6 profile image51
            chuckandus6posted 2 years agoin reply to this

            congrats to you too, yes way too much for app store but my husband used some too

            1. Rangoon House profile image85
              Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Wow! You're inspirational.

  5. Sherry Hewins profile image97
    Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years ago

    I just let them accumulate. It's my little savings account.

    1. Rangoon House profile image85
      Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That's a great idea Sherry! Thank you for sharing.

    2. Pollyanna Jones profile image99
      Pollyanna Jonesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I do this too. It's a nice way to keep track of earnings, and if I'm a bit short one month I can always dip into these funds to help get by.

      1. Rangoon House profile image85
        Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I love to hear what everybody has done and continues to do. That's great financial management Pollyanna smile

  6. Chriswillman90 profile image93
    Chriswillman90posted 2 years ago

    Great job and congrats. All that hard work finally paid off (literally). It's going to be a long time before I see my first payout, and I'm sure many on here are in that same boat.

    1. Rangoon House profile image85
      Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. I really wasn't focussed on a payout at all, hence my excitement and surprise. I hope the same happens to you!

  7. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image86
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 2 years ago

    Congratulations and good luck for many more payouts.

    1. Rangoon House profile image85
      Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much Sanjay.

  8. The Examiner-1 profile image76
    The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago

    When I receive one I wll let you know.

    1. Rangoon House profile image85
      Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Please do - I'm sure I'll hear from you soon. All the best.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image76
        The Examiner-1posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I sure hope that it is soon because I really need it. It has been about 2 years and I have maybe 1/3 of it.

        1. Rangoon House profile image85
          Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          They say patience is a virtue, but you have to wonder sometimes. Good luck.

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image76
            The Examiner-1posted 2 years agoin reply to this

            I have been patient but the last few weeks I am getting deserate. Needing has nothing to do with HP but it seems the only way.

            1. Rangoon House profile image85
              Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Hang in there smile

              1. The Examiner-1 profile image76
                The Examiner-1posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                Thanks. smile

                1. Rangoon House profile image85
                  Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  A pleasure. I look forward to hearing how you go. Enjoy your weekend.

                  1. The Examiner-1 profile image76
                    The Examiner-1posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    For beginners I thought that I was getting no comments from outsiders. I just found out on a recent Hub what "unfeatured (or unfavored) comments" means. Iwent through all of my Hubs and found out that I had them from months ago. We will see whether this helps.

  9. colorfulone profile image89
    colorfuloneposted 2 years ago

    I donated my first payout from HubPages to help a relative in need.

    Congratulations!

    1. Rangoon House profile image85
      Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You have a very generous heart Susie.

  10. Muttface profile image90
    Muttfaceposted 2 years ago

    I treated myself to some second-hand books. Drool...

    1. Rangoon House profile image85
      Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      What a special treat and indulgence Amie. I hope you've been able to repeat it many times.

  11. FatFreddysCat profile image90
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    I spent it on a bunch of cheap CDs

    1. Rangoon House profile image85
      Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'm guessing that was the best treat for you Keith. Well done.

      1. FatFreddysCat profile image90
        FatFreddysCatposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        It's what I've spent all my HubPages payments since then on as well. HP's become my Cheap CD Fund. big_smile

        1. Rangoon House profile image85
          Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          That's fantastic - a dedicated goal and fund each month. I live in hope smile

          1. FatFreddysCat profile image90
            FatFreddysCatposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            I wish it happened every month...hahaha

            1. Rangoon House profile image85
              Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              smile

  12. clivewilliams profile image72
    clivewilliamsposted 2 years ago

    ok..when i get my first payout probably in year 2020, i will probably donate it

    1. Rangoon House profile image85
      Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Ha ha! I'm sure that won't be the case. You're so generous.

  13. Rafiq23 profile image86
    Rafiq23posted 2 years ago

    Congrats!

    1. Rangoon House profile image85
      Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much Rafiq.

  14. LongTimeMother profile image98
    LongTimeMotherposted 2 years ago

    Hey Rangoon House, I just noticed you're another Aussie! I'm off to comment on your hub about Queenslanders. (What I miss most since leaving mine is the weather. lol.)

    Now that you've cracked the first payout, they'll start coming regularly. Congratulations. smile

    1. Rangoon House profile image85
      Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Long Time Mother. Lovely to hear from you. And you're absolutely right about the swimming pool - I'll have to add that! I hope you're right about everything else too smile

      1. LongTimeMother profile image98
        LongTimeMotherposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        lol. Keep writing hubs, Rangoon. The first pay is always the tough one. wink

        1. Rangoon House profile image85
          Rangoon Houseposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you so much for your encouragement.

 
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