I've been writing hubs for over 2-4 years now and haven't made a dollar let alone a dime in a month. I keep hearing about how people make $100 a month but haven't explained all of the details on how they did that. I've had "how to" informative articles that are high ranking with tons of traffic but no sales. I suppose it's because i'm not promoting niche products high in demand but i'm just a beginner. I'd be glad if someone were to tell me what i'm doing wrong and critique my hubs.
Are you signed up for Adsense and the HubPages ad program? If you are, and you really have "tons of traffic," you should be making more than a dollar or a dime. Maybe not $100 a month.
I'm not asking to be rich, just make a decent amount to get by.
IMHO Sherry Hewins is asking the right questions. Are you signed up for AdSense and/or HubPages ad program? You will not make any money if you have do not have AdSense, unless you are trying to rely solely on Amazon. AdSense and the HubPages ad program combined with Amazon is the best way to go, IMHO. In my experience, I sell an Amazon item only now and then, but I earn a little bit every day with the HP Ad program.
My hunch is that your articles are not getting enough views -- I say this because I see you have earned the 1,000 views accolade but not the 10,000 views accolade. With almost 60 articles and having been here for several years, I expected that you would have long passed the 10,000 mark.
Don't worry about followers -- they won't bring you more than a handful of views here and there. What you want is search engine traffic or social media traffic. Personally, I do not promote at all or use social media for views -- I go for search engine traffic.
See if you can figure out why your articles are not getting more views. Do you need to work on the titles, to make them more searchable (what people type into a search engine when looking up an answer)? Do you need to write on topics which are of interest to more people? Do you need to write on topics which are less saturated and have less competition? Do you need to use keywords which are searched more often?
Which of your topics are getting the most views? Identify those and write more on those topics. Another option is to write about new topics and see if any of those happen to take off. Often it is just luck -- you write an article that happens to touch a nerve (and so it gets lots of views), or you happen to be very knowledgeable on a subject and can offer advice that no one else is giving.
I would think that you should be making a few cents a day -- but you are making nothing? I'm wondering if your AdSense was never approved or set up?
Great advice and yea my AdSense is running but i think one of the probs i'm doing is not writing enough useful information and promoting products that would help out.
Also, are you using the HP ad program? Most people have better luck with the HP ad program, because it pays for views, while AdSense pays for clicks. It is much easier to get views than clicks.
If you are getting tons of traffic you should be at least making some money. I mean even just $20 a month would be expected with decent traffic. I suspect you do not have your Adsense and HP Ad Program activated. Or, possibly, your subjects attract very low paying advertisers; even then, I think you'd make some money.
Hi Isaias, I just took a look at your work, for starters you should really have a photo of yourself on your profile by now, nobody likes to chat to someone who they can't see! Even if you put a coloured photo there its something ya know? Second, you have five followers! after all these years surely you would comment and follow at least a few hundred?
And of course you have to promote your own stuff, nobody else will do it for you. Apart from the obvious thing which is make sure your hubs are about interesting stuff and facts that others want to read.
I don't know what yours are about, I will have to go look. But hope this helps.
Nell makes some excellent points.
I have just had a look at your hub on heavy metal. I think some of the ads could go. For example the one for the electric guitar. If a person is reading to be convinced or introduced to this type of music, I don't think they are in the market for a guitar. (just my opinion).
The one for the stereo system could have a description about why a great sound system is necessary to appreciate heavy metal music.
As Nell says, a profile photo helps and just keep writing, sharing on social media, commenting and the views will come.
Also, think about what other people want to know. For example, what are your friends talking about? What type of information are they searching for? Answer that question and get writing a hub about it.
Hope this helps.
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