I currently use triond, and was wondering, am I getting ripped off there compared to what I'd earn with hubpages? I recently recieved 2,800 views on an article I posted there, the income? Less than $2.00. Had I recieved that many views on a hubpage would the earnings have surpassed that of triond? For those of you unfamiliar with triond it's a pay per view, not a pay per click. They pay me for the views on the sites whether or not the ads get clicked. How much would you guys expect to earn with an article getting 2,800 views?
Advertising earnings are not the same on all topics. Two different hubs with identical pageviews would earn differently.
why not use both services? why limit yourself?
It's better to focus on something you know have probability for growth and so bringing more visitors. For example last month I made 38.5$. This month I made 60$ (though not all from hubpages but many from there - in fact one of the reason is I moved some niche posts elsewhere but mostly the increase in earnings is due to hubpages growth). That's 50% growth of my earnings and to tell the truth I didn't even make effort to make new posts in December: truly great passive income this month at least.
I don't use hubpages for niche where I know I really dominate so that even with low traffic I get money. I confess that I would do much more if my hubs were not of low quality unlike some great hubpagers here. When I will have time I may upgrade the content to be better but not before months as I have other more lucrative projects but the learning process at blogging at hubpages will also serve for these later projects.
If I had began my experience on blogger for example, I'm pretty sure I would have given up after a few weeks because there's little chance you would get enough traffic on your own. Same for triond I suppose: a few dollars is really not worth, a few dozen dollars with potential growth better motivates me.
I actually think it's better to find one site that works for you and concentrate your efforts. That has really worked out well for me here at HubPages. If I were spreading my material out over several sites, I don't think it would have had the same result, since many people will find a single hub of yours and then browse the rest.
I think if ANYONE is making a couple grand on this hubpages (they say in the intro that some do and more) then ANYONE can potenitally do it. Its not so much about is the service good as are you studying. Hubpages is an incredible infrastructure because it has ample opportunities open with the revenue sharing at 60% (not 50) and the many ways and potential ways to integrate more (through affiliate links in your ads too, the revenue sharing of others hubs by linking to them and so on) this site has the most potential out there (that I know of).. Hubpages has given you the tools and the opportunity, the rest is up to you, you have to study and start getting things like link backs going, write quality content and so forth, in the end the difference between you and the guys/girls who make 2G+ a month is in how hard yor trying as opposed to them, if they can do it you certainly can..
"How much would you guys expect to earn with an article getting 2,800 views?"
There is no way to estimate. It completely depends on the topic and the value of the ads being displayed. If you get 2,800 views on an article that happens to be about something that really doesn't have good ads, then you will earn very little. That same 2,800 views could earn you quite a bit if the topic produces high-value ads.
I've gotten clicks worth 2 cents, and clicks worth almost a dollar. Ads can have vastly different values attached to them.
As others have said, it depends. I'm on Helium, which uses an undisclosed method of calculating income but it is more to do with views than clicks. There, it's taken me a year to make $50 with 170 articles. Here, I've already earned $14 in three months with a fraction of that number (and of course, they haven't all been there for three months).
There's also the potential for additional earnings through eBay and Amazon where you have direct control over what they advertise - though the sales are infrequent, they're worth it when they happen.
Personally, I love HubPages because I enjoy the extra dimension of being able to determine the layout, enhance the article with photos etc. That has more to do with my preference than the money.
As I read their FAQ they say 50% of "NET" revenue which means not 50% of total adsense revenue (they deduct charges you don't control).
In hubpages you put your own adsense ID so it's totally transparent. Of course hubpages could cheat by not putting your adsense ID 50% of the time but that you could control too since you can lookup the page source code and read the adsense code.
So I would switch to hubpages if I were you.
Last but not least the hubpages platform is much more sophisticated than triond
I have written for Helium.com not for the money, but to learn more about writing methods. Of course, money would be nice, but think of say, Edgar Allen Poe. I'm glad he wrote for practically nothing.
I'm new here, and I don't have many computer friends, so having to have emails limits me to fans I could have. That sounds important.
I also could not get a picture up, but will get some help with that.
I'm liking Hub Pages! I'm Betty Jo
You have potential to earn much more money with Hubpages than you do with Triond. Stick with Hubpages it will be worth it for you.
60% (not 50) revenue sharing ? Huh then I learnt something today
Why not do both - I have found hubpages to be good for me and here's my hub about it! http://hubpages.com/_ehs/hub/Making-money-on-HubPages
In the sense that its a good idea to get one site up and running and working for you 1st Maddie you're right. The problem is what if hubpages disappeared tomorrow - how would that affect your income - and it could disappear - its only a 3 man company I think - it could get bought out and then either shut down or changed drastically from what it is now - that might be bad or good for authors - the point is that it's all entirely outside our control. So its a good idea to have more than 1 income stream - as usual!
I think they won't disappear in any case: they would just be bought up in case they have financial difficulties and that could come as stock market may have approached its top, economics plunge six month after, big and above small companies suffer. But if they have no huge debts they could pass the crisis without too much worry.
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