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Indulge me. How's it possible that earnings increase a few months out?

  1. girly_girl09 profile image78
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    I have read time and time again that earnings increase with a snowball effect after 3,4,5,6+ months on here. I sort of get that, but after taking my own experiences into consideration, I'm left with a few questions.

    I've read folks comments such as "it takes 6 month's for google to index and therefore you won't see much income until then."

    Well, almost all of my hubs come up in google within 24 hours; they are indexed. I'm get traffic of around 20-40+ hits per day on my top earning hubs. I am making money and should reach payout by next month. I am obviously *very* thankful for this, but I want to continue to build on my success. This income will be really useful to me next semester when I won't have time to work anymore but will still need money! wink

    I'm not sure if it's luck or what, but at the end of the day, the '6 months theory' escapes me and I'd like to know why it's thought to take 6 months to occur.

    What will happen to my already earning hubs over the next few months? Will it be possible for the earnings to snowball even more on these hubs?

    I know I'll be earning more as a whole 6 months from now, since I'll continue to write. But, my ultimate question is: what would happen if I let my already earning hubs sit here; would their earnings continue to double? Or have they already reached their full potential?

  2. profile image43
    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    No they will contiinue to grow and pay you more. But you have good hubs for example if you were to do a hub about a news item that was current and popular that would peak then fade away but stuff like your bath bombs will still be googled 10 years from now. You have done well my friend and your earnings will deff only increase, well played !

  3. icewave5 profile image54
    icewave5posted 8 years ago

    How do you write so many hubs girly_girl?, your a writing monster.... Being here the same time as you but can;t seem to write the hubs quick enough.

  4. cindyvine profile image85
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    I have seen more outside traffic the last couple of weeks but I don't get the kind of traffic you guys get.

    1. mandybeau profile image56
      mandybeauposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Apparently I got too much traffic hence the ban.

  5. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    I got my first check before 6 months, but I'd say 9-12 months is average from what I've seen here. The more you write, and the longer your hubs are in searches, the more you'll make, which to me is why over time your payout frequency is more. Plus, like you said the longer you do so, the more you learn and the better you get. Just make sure that evergreen and unique content is what you're composing, as that will be a better earner for you.

  6. MotherHubber profile image60
    MotherHubberposted 8 years ago

    Whitney, thanks for posting that.  I was wondering what the average amount of time was for most new Hubbers to receive payout check #1.  Also good tip about the evergreen material.

  7. girly_girl09 profile image78
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    Thanks, guys, for all the responses. If my earnings do continue to increase on what I've done so far, that is truly awesome. When I first found Hubpages, I was like "this is way too good to be true!". It has been a great time so far and I'm really encouraged by my results.

    Well, I'm off to write for the Hub Challenge! smile

    Thanks again for your responses.

  8. Lissie profile image78
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    Girly girl very few new hubbers write 62 hubs in 3 weeks and even fewer write them on focussed on topics that people actually search for! You are well ahead of the ball on both points.

    What you may find though is a dip - your new hubs will dip back down the search engine rankings (SERPS) after they are not new anymore - they will probably bounce back - but if you want to be sure spend some time building backlinks to them -particularly if one was earning drops down - they will come back but it might take a week or a month.

    You're doing great and seem a lot more focused on writing than most new hubbers

    1. girly_girl09 profile image78
      girly_girl09posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the advice. I remember a few weeks ago that some of my hubs completely dropped out of google. They are back now, but I'm not sure why. lol That would obviously be a major stumbling block to me if it happened again, but I'm prepared for it because of your advice. If it does happen, I'll spend more time building quality backlinks. Right now, I have only done a few on Yahoo answers.

      I figure, the more quality content I can get out now the better, and when I reach writer's block (which I'd imagine would be soon! lol), I'll work on backlinks.

      1. Lissie profile image78
        Lissieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sounds good - you only need about 10% of a brain to build back links :-)

  9. LennyP profile image84
    LennyPposted 8 years ago

    It does not take six months to get indexed but that is about how long it takes to start really ranking well in search results. New content is not as trusted as older content so once it has time to age it ranks better.

    1. Lissie profile image78
      Lissieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Not necessarily - its entirely niche dependent - I was on a page 1 with a new hub within 12 hours - but there is little competition for the exact title of my hub. It will however bounce around a bit with a new hub though not as much on hubpages as it would with a new site

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        badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Lissie you are one smart lady and no wonder you are laughing : )

  10. LennyP profile image84
    LennyPposted 8 years ago

    I was not saying that it is always the case. That is just why people say it takes that long to really start earning. Even so, the most lucrative keywords are also the most competitive. These are the ones it takes time to rank well for.

  11. cindyvine profile image85
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    i think I need backlinks lessons as I'm not sure what to do what they are or how to make them

    1. mandybeau profile image56
      mandybeauposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just keep writing good Hubs, back links and all that stuff is really time consuming, and is only for those hoping to attract traffic. If you choose the right Keywords, and link the Hubs to a Really good site that is specific on that subject. Let the old stuff go. I also rename them this makes a bit of a difference for a few months. I found  that rather than muck around with links, and googleadsense, which chopped me anyway lol. That the money is real when you deal with freelance companies, and stop what is effectively spam still Hubs just to get traffic.