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Why does it seem like not very many people earn much here?

  1. amurbach profile image83
    amurbachposted 6 years ago

    Why does it seem like not very many people earn much here?

  2. BukowskiBabe profile image84
    BukowskiBabeposted 6 years ago

    I don't know. I'm still fairly new, and attempting to learn the ropes. Perhaps it takes a certain amount of motivation and follow up to get that that juncture. I'm not sure yet, but I haven't quit my day job, and don't plan on doing so.

  3. Ultimate Hubber profile image62
    Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago

    Because it is not as easy to make money online as it seems.

  4. Jason Oleinik profile image70
    Jason Oleinikposted 6 years ago

    Because it's true. This is because of the fact that most people do not actually spend enough time here to learn and continue posting over time, and to a smaller extent because Panda has reduced traffic to Hubpages in general.

    While traffic may return with the subdomain change, people who don't spend much time on Hubpages both writing, learning more and involving themselves in the community a bit, will not earn a lot.

  5. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 6 years ago

    Because they don't and after writing hundreds of hubs and only making a dime I took myself off adsense and just write for fun or causes. It really isn't right but no one has given them a run for their money so they get by with it. Many are leaving though. There are people with wonderful hubs that get nothing hardly.

  6. row777 profile image60
    row777posted 6 years ago

    I'm fairly sure that it seems that way because it is that way. Other than a few of the best hubbers, I have not run across anybody besides those select few that really make any good money.

  7. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    they don't. i doubt that almost anyone on here makes any real money though some probably make a few dollars a month.

  8. sanathara profile image60
    sanatharaposted 6 years ago

    Because it takes time like other business.It's not easy to make money online.But don't lose hope.

  9. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 6 years ago

    Because, as it seems, only those that have been here for a while who have written a few hundred hubs earn any thing substantial. They have been featuring a certain hubber earning $1500 per month with $1000 of that from Adsense, I wonder how true that is.

  10. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    Probably because this is HARD WORK.  In fact, earning a living online is probably MUCH HARDER WORK than just. . . .working somewhere in a day job.

    It also TAKES A LOT OF TIME for web articles to mature, and become favorable to search engines, and it's even more time consuming to learn how to create a really good article.

    There is no easy money in this world - and it's especially not easy online.  I'm afraid that too many people think that they can just throw some hub together in an hour and make money that way - it's much more complicated than that, and that is as it should be.

  11. Bretsuki profile image76
    Bretsukiposted 6 years ago

    I would agree with many of the other answers here. It takes hard work and time. Of the many people I have seen come to HubPages over my couple of years here, there are very few still posting.

    Many come on post for a few weeks or months, then leave.

    As with many things in life it takes a certain strength of will to learn, gain the skills, practice and make it work. Online writing was and is put up as easy money. But in the present economic climate advertising money is still tight and there are lots of people trying to take that revenue for their own.

  12. J.S.Matthew profile image82
    J.S.Matthewposted 6 years ago

    The reason why most people don't make a lot of money on HubPages is because they don't write articles that will be ranked high in search engines. There are people who make a decent amount: http://hubpages.com/success/ These are real stories certified true by HubPages.

    What most people lack in their Hubs are:

    Evergreen Content: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Ever … tent-Value

    Creating a Niche and choosing the best title:

    Doing proper research on topics to write about:

    People that follow these guidelines tend to make more money!

    I hope this helps!


  13. Ken Barton profile image57
    Ken Bartonposted 6 years ago

    For myself, I spent anywhere for 3 to 8 hours a day, more the 8 hr days than less, but suffice it to say, lots and lots of time, learning how to do back links, links to my other blogs, links to other sites I began writing for, posting advertising to join me on Hubpages on Free Advertising Sites, applying Key Word SEO techniques, and developing some Niche(s), all resulting in growing my Adsense account up to $50 in just 6 months.  Learning takes time, effort, and perseverance; I was aware of this from the get-go.  It took me 5 years before I was a confident machinist; so, I understand that to become great at anything takes time. 

    My only regret with HubPages is that after all this work Google's Adsense people deemed I posed a risk to their advertisers and they deactivated my account.  "Boom", just like that they took back the $50 I had just reached and they put me out of business so to speak on HubPages.  See with HP's, your Hub Ads don't work unless you have an Adsense account and the Amazon Ads never did bring in any money, so I was done.  When I checked my Hubs I saw Google, who said I posed a risk to their Advertisers, still was posting those same Ads along side my Hubs, so I changed all my Hubs to non-commercial type Hubs, and turned OFF the Ad feature in the Settings section.  Bottom-line, making money on HP's seems to be really unprofitable given the thousands of hours it takes to develop even a minimal amount of money as compared to any other "Job."

    I recommend, if you are a confident writer, to develop a relationship with various Magazines and Newspapers you enjoy and writing directly for them.  Most are looking for stories they can use for fillers and many are interested in finding new talent.  There are no free lunches in life and putting ones hopes in a company like HP's works only for a certain few.  I've read more stories of failures than I have of stories involving great success.  Though I seem to be one of those on the failure side, but I've learned a lot during this time and I am already writing for 6 other online sites and am making connections with our local paper and a few other papers I am familiar with.  One Editor as me to send her some samples of my writing for fillers and has offered to pay me for using them.  So, if your dream is to become a Freelance Writer, don't be discouraged by seemingly poor success, use what you have learned and keep pushing forward and upward!  I wish you great success in all your endeavors!

  14. wychic profile image89
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    I have to agree with many of the other responders here -- it's because the vast majority of people don't put the time and effort into it that's needed, or don't bother to research what's actually in demand, don't market their material, or don't have a strategy to monetize beyond Hubpages. I DID quit my day job and now write full-time (as the sole provider in a family of four), but it's not all on Hubpages and it was anything but easy to do.

  15. Jennie Demario profile image41
    Jennie Demarioposted 6 years ago

    Yeah, you are right.   I do not think many people on here are raking in any dough.   Do it if you enjoy writing, and if you are successful the money should start to flow as a secondary benefit to your success.

  16. Sunshine625 profile image93
    Sunshine625posted 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this great advice!! Wishing you good luck smile

  17. amurbach profile image83
    amurbachposted 5 years ago

    I'm averaging around $7-8 dollars per month in earnings but I am not working as hard as I should be.