Theoretically, if it takes an average hubber several months just to reach threshold payout, does that mean it will be several more months before you hit payout again?
It usually takes longest to reach your first payout. Over time once your Hubs get established, payouts should become closer together. Also, the more Hubs you write, the more likely you are to reach payout more quickly. HubPages is definitely a long-term writing investment, but many find it worthwhile over time. Hang in there!
It can take a year or more to reach any payout- some never reach it!
Each person's situation is different. Much depends on your ability to write good online content on subjects for which people search.
Another point that many people miss, is that those who do best here are the ones who have taken the time to learn SEO (search engine optimization) techniques because these help the Google bots to find and rank your work.
I know one person like this who hit 800,000 views in his first 6 months, but he is an expert at SEO who does this for a living.
It's very tricky to get all of the pieces of the puzzle right because while you are learning, things are changing and competition is fierce.
My advice to you is to find a subject you know a lot about and have personal experience with, then check Google Search to see how many others are writing about it. Those with 2 million or less views are the best to go for.
As far as payouts are concerned, the only people who get them are those who do the things I just mentioned and really work hard at their craft.
Once they start, they will come more regularly. It took me more than two years to get ongoing monthly payments, and even with that, once in awhile there is a month or two where I don't quite earn enough.
Since I don't do this for a living, it's OK. I never came here to get rich. If you think you will get rich here, then you most likely will be disappointed.
Once in awhile someone hits it right out of the park, but those times happen rarely.
OK...that's my two cents. Good luck!
Good advice from TIMETRAVELER2, Farawaytree. I did not get payout until 9 months in, then mostly every other month. After 3 years, I think I've received payout twice in a row only 2 times. Due to a combination of my slowed activity and changes with Google and HP, I now get payout every 2 to 3 months. So, it is a very individual thing, impacted by several factors.
My encouraging words to you are to enjoy writing on HP and always strive to put out quality work. The earnings will come eventually, most likely in spurts. I would also encourage you to find joy in something else outside of HP that will make you a substantial living. I admire those who do this for a living. I use my articles to supplement my business. The earnings make good gas money and pocket change.
by eculligan 8 years ago
Does creating more hubs really work and increase you adsense revenue? I have been promoting the heck out of my ten hubs and only made 20 cents.
by BennyTheWriter 7 years ago
Is there any value in linking to your own hubs within OTHER hubs and your profile page, in terms of search engine page ranking? Any advantage at all? I've seen a lot of people do this.If this is a silly question, please forgive me; I'm still relatively new here. Thanks.
by ShailaSheshadri 17 months ago
I am writing articles for this website since past 3 months. At present, I have 38 featured and published hubs. I have joined for Amazon and google Adsense program. Past two months I earned like very less amount, less than 1/2 dollar. If I continue writing and publishing at the rate of one article...
by Natalie Frank 4 weeks ago
Try sending an email to HubPages staff direcently and explain your frustrations. I have found in the past they at least respond even if they don't give the results you wish for.The help wizard is how you do it.
by M. Toni 3 years ago
I've been on here for a few years, and I guess I never really understood the point of these scores. They don't seem to provide any real value to the user and I can't convince myself that they add value because they fluctuate so much.What's the point? Am I supposed to use these scores to tell me...
by mochirajackson 4 years ago
Hi all,I've been here a month now and have 20 hubs, but when I read some of the forum posts I am worried that my traffic is low. I have had around 680 views total for all of my 20 hubs which averages about 6 per day for most of them, on average. I know it takes time to build up traffic and I am...
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