Don't share your online income very OPENLY. It breaks T&Cs mainly with Google Adsense and also gives easy access to your hard work to spammers who are looking for content of high earning people with their writing. They just copy, edit and publish spoiling all your hard work.
I am quite careful when it comes to my internet earnings. to be honest other than a few dollars on adsense here my affiliate earnings do not come from here and it would be greatly difficult for anyone to pick up my actual trail as my partner and I are very careful to not give away what our main source of income really is.
Maybe she did or didn't but either way I was just trying to show Hubbers who feel like they are hitting dead ends that there really is a true income to be made on the internet. I normally wouldnt talk about my earnings but went out on a limb.
Im reading Hubpages TOS to find out where I broke the rules but so far cant find it. If someone can help please direct me.
I was under the impression people could talk in generalities about their online earnings, but that Google prohibits talking about "proprietary" information (like the data that shows up on your Google reports).
I was also under the impression people could be free to state their earnings, as long as they didn't add detail beyond that.
Am I wrong? (Of course, to be safe it can be a good idea just to not talk about it.)
Was busy reading hubs from the hub challenge and fans lol ...yeah...tis a no no talkn bout earnings with G but apologies to you Dale didn't realize you were talkin bout *other* income streams. That is up to you but jus wanted caution with the *G* accounts and thank you for the kind words. goin go blush in the closet, k lol
If you don't trust me then read Google TOS.... They prohibit sharing adsense income and there is no harm in sharing overall revenues and earnings and people earn from a number of affiliates other than Adsense like ebay, amazon etc.
So lets carry on with the thread... Share your income
And you Dame Scribe... I want to know your income in particular
Hi, I am new (about two weeks), have so many questions and I read that the more mature members, experienced I mean, are available to help get us started. Would this be the forum to ask questions about things like how to get set up with the list of affiliates I found on my home page? I wondered if there is a way to follow that is more direct without heading out in too many directions at once, but tie the affiliates all together to my work somehow?
Dale, I'm entirely guessing at this, but aside from Google's rules (which of course we violate at our considerable peril), I can see why we might not want to post earnings per se. Bear with me; let's see if I can get it into words that make sense from both perspectives (Google's and "us Hubbers):
1. Google may not want it done because quite simply knowledge is power and giving away knowledge is giving away power. Huh? Well, let's suppose there was a direct competitor for advertising revenue out there by the imaginary name of Microhoo. One Hubber (it would only require one) is able to provide his or her bosses with detailed earnings info on just how well AdSense is doing for writers.
Microhoo then goes to advertisers with a pitch like, "Hey, you know that Google over there is paying these dumb writers X amount of dollars, and that's money out of YOUR pockets; let us show you a better deal." Or something like that. Trade secrets are more precious than gold in a highly competitive environment, and there is no more competitive envirionment than the Internet when it comes to the almighty dollar.
2. When it comes to us field-grubbing keyboard hacks, it's a little different:
A. If you (for example) post and I'm making about the same, no big. I figure, hey, Dale is a good ol' boy, gives me a warm fuzzy knowing we're running neck and neck. (One possibility.)
B. If you're making a million bucks a minute and I'm making zilch, now the manure hits the whirly-giggy thing. It MAY inspire me to write like mad, because you're a shining example that it can be done. But it MAY just as likely irritate me irrationally (why is HE getting favored?) or crush me (I've written more stuff than him and I'm still making zip, guess I'm a loser, shut down, go jump off a bridge.)
C. If I'm making MORE than you but not enough to make me happy even so, then I MAY think, hey, he's struggling, it's probably going to downturn on me, too.
Part of it's logical, part of it's vicious, part of it's the pure vulnerability of the human psyche.
Doesnt seem like earnings is relevant in this post,but after reading lingali's 100th hub got some great advice and started trying it. about a third of my traffic now comes from yahoo search and bring good hits.realised though that you dont need to spam your content with keywords.Just list a few longtail keywords in your hub and they will find you easily.ads are then specific to your content and helps searchers find exactly what they looking for wether your hub is commercila or not.
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