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I received my first payout! So chuffed!

  1. Susan Hambidge profile image97
    Susan Hambidgeposted 19 months ago

    It has taken 2 years, but I just got an email letting me know I had been paid from HubPages. I gazed at that email with pride for ages, even stroked the screen a couple of times with affection!

    I am pretty sure it will only take 4 months now to the next payout, thanks to the niche sites. Of course, the ultimate target is payout even month.

    My first few hubs attracted little traffic, but I have learned a lot since then. Being the master of English grammar is one thing, but writing something that people are searching for is another. To make some cash, it seems it's not about writing for my pleasure, it is about writing to fill someone else's needs. But there is pleasure in that!

    Now I'm off to see what else I can write a hub about, I am officially hooked!

    1. rajeshcpandey profile image82
      rajeshcpandeyposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Congrats! I feel so happy for you. I have been a regular receiver of pay-outs. Some time in the middle I didn't contribute much to my account and still my hubs continued earning. Now I'm back again with full vigour. BTW I also received a payment today.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image97
        Jean Bakulaposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        That's great Susan!
        Usually once you hit the target, it inspires you to write more. I think now is a great time to write new hubs, since we have a whole bunch of new niches to give us ideas, and I'm sure the administration wants material for them. Take care.

    2. TessSchlesinger profile image96
      TessSchlesingerposted 16 months agoin reply to this


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    felishiyafiammaposted 19 months ago

    Wow..!! Hearty Congratulations to you.Great News. smile

  3. Glenis Rix profile image98
    Glenis Rixposted 19 months ago

    Congratulations! I can well imagine your elation. Celebrate!

  4. Susan Hambidge profile image97
    Susan Hambidgeposted 19 months ago

    Thank you Fleshly and Glenis. It feels good!

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Well done!   It will probably get easier from now onwards.

  5. NateB11 profile image94
    NateB11posted 19 months ago

    I was excited when I got my first payout too, and I think it took me two years to get it too. Congratulations!

  6. iwrite100 profile image66
    iwrite100posted 19 months ago

    Congratulations! How I wish  that I will feel how it feels too.

    I did not visit my hubs for more than a year and now, I have to edit all of them thus, I think that I am far from my first pay out. Still hopeful though

  7. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 17 months ago

    Congratulations!  From your comments, I can see that you have the basic idea nailed.  Keep up the enthusiasm you feel now, and things should keep going up.

  8. Janellegems profile image66
    Janellegemsposted 17 months ago

    Congratulations!!!  I am very happy that you got your first payout.  Keep on writing more interesting hubs.

  9. Chriswillman90 profile image97
    Chriswillman90posted 17 months ago

    Good for you, I remember how exciting that first payout was and how long it took to get there. Soon you'll be seeing hundreds every month from all your hard work.

  10. Prince Amad profile image59
    Prince Amadposted 17 months ago

    Can anyone help me how can i work on the Hubpages ?

    1. theraggededge profile image100
      theraggededgeposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, spend a lot of time here: https://hubpageshelp.com

      Everything you need to know is there in the Learning Center.

      Good luck!

  11. AF CHIEF profile image79
    AF CHIEFposted 17 months ago

    Congratulations, I remember my first payout and it was after I had stopped writing hubs for a couple years. I had become disillusioned a few years back right before Google changed their ranking for "content farms".  Prior to this change many hubbers had taken the approach that the content wasnt important just the SEO actions.  But a couple weeks ago I looked at my hub account and saw that my few hubs were still making a trickle of money, only a few cents a day but I hadnt done anything in probably 3 years.  I looked around hubpage and saw that today's content is so much better than before so I'm starting back up and think I'll will be at another payout very soon.
    Congrats and I agree that it's finding the right type of hubs to write.  I have one hub that is responsible for over half of my total views.
    Keep hubbing and experimenting until you find that sweet spot.  I know I am.

  12. chef-de-jour profile image97
    chef-de-jourposted 17 months ago

    Great news. Keep working hard and the rewards will come.

  13. jamesmpanga profile image61
    jamesmpangaposted 16 months ago

    Go woman Go! feels good to read pieces like this on the first day in