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How to check earnings

  1. libra profile image57
    libraposted 10 years ago

    I am a fairly new to hubpages (in fact fairly new altogether to writing blogs or articles).

    I wrote a couple of short articles for another site I will call T - much poorer quality stuff than my hubs - with 14 views they have given me $0.04.

    On hubpages I've got just over 450 views (not much, I know!) for which I don't know what the overall earnings are and so far I don't see any reflection of this in my adsense account. But I do see that on the URL trackers page for 142 views the earnings estimate is $0.09.

    It seems I'm getting almost $0.003 per view on T, and $0.0006 on hubpages.

    I understand there are many variables, and I'm just talking miniscule amounts but nonetheless the differential seems to be by a factor of 5.  T operates on similiar principles to hubpages - 50% share.

    And on yet another site where you can just type in a few sentences of nonsense, which I did, I got $0.22 for altogether maybe 1 hour of my time - including fidgeting around with silly things on the site (the actual writing probably took 20 minutes in all).

    I like hubpages, and my fellow hubbers are great and the hubs' quality is a cut above the rest. But it would be nice to know what exactly (well, it doesn't have to be too exact) the hubs are generating. And where does one find out what the overall income is. Otherwise one seems to be operating in the dark the whole time.

    Can some of you guys shed some light on this?

    Happy new year to all.

  2. Lissie profile image81
    Lissieposted 10 years ago

    You don't get paid on HubPages because someone has viewed your hub - you only get paid if 1 or more of the following happens:
    they click on an Adsense ad - check your google adsense account
    they buy from ebay - check your cj account
    they buy from amazon check your amazon account

    Have you got your correct ID set up for adsense/google/ebay -  if not you won't get anything!
    Also remember the people who tend to click are the ones with a problem to solve which involves buying - you are likely to earn more from a hub reviewing a widget than one on the Magna Carta - though I did enjoy that one - just saying that some hubs are more commercial than others

  3. darkside profile image82
    darksideposted 10 years ago

    Don't go by what it says on HubPages URL trackers page because that's just a guess. If it says $0.00 in your Adsense account then that's what it is.

    HubPages can make you money, no doubt about that. Don't try to hard to find trends in statistics that are only in the hundreds. If you can get it to grow into the thousands on a regular basis you'll be able to see it far more clearer.

  4. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    I don't think you can tell from a few 100 visits. After several months, you get a sense of what you can earn, but there are MASSIVE variations in click through rates and values depending on the subject/traffic/traffic source.

    Paul suggested that some where between $1.00 and $5.00 per 1000 views was around the average. There are a few threads in the forums about it. I can't remember the exact one this is quoted from.

    1. Jerrico Usher profile image56
      Jerrico Usherposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      this thread takes me back a month when I got started.. or is it 3 weeks? lol... I feel evolved finally to a comprehension on this stuff.. at first its incredibly overwhelming when you know nothing.. if it werent for this forum and other hubs though I'd still be lost.. so thanx everyone for helping me.. new years resolution #1 gratitude, show it as much as possible for the little things we often forget about.. or dont take a moment to thank someone.. smile


  5. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 10 years ago

    The views on the URL trackers page are only tied to people clicking on a link that has your tracker in it and 1) viewing a hub (any hub), or 2) signing up and creating a hub.  As Darkside said the earnings listed on the URL Trackers page are only an estimate (actual earnings will appear in you adsense, amazon, or ebay affiliate accounts).

    As Mark mentions, over the long run you can expect to make from about $1 to $5 for every thousand times your hubs are viewed.   But earnings ultimately depend on who the viewer is and whether they click on an ad or not -- there are no guarantees.

  6. trakker14 profile image55
    trakker14posted 10 years ago

    I wasn't aware it was going to cost so much to  have ads on my  hub. I earned1.98 for a month and had to pay out nearly 100.00.so where is the money coming in from, when it does?
    I am on SSDI and have little income coming in so I thought this would help a little, but so far it just eats up my bank account.

    1. darkside profile image82
      darksideposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Paid out?

      For what?

    2. Lissie profile image81
      Lissieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hubpages is free and you certainly shouldnt be paying for adwords unless you really know what you are doing - the only other cost is your internet connection - and you could always use a cafe if that worked out cheaper than having it at home ?