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Help wanted:After six months on Hubpages no sales and not even a dollar a month

  1. maddot profile image79
    maddotposted 6 years ago

    Help wanted:After six months on Hubpages no sales and not even a dollar a month through Hubpages!

    Okay, I've published 39 hubs,  have been active on Huppages for about six months, do  keyword and back links but I nothing has sold on Amazon  and I am lucky to make a dollar a month from Hubpages. What do I need to do to make this work?  Please have a look at some of my stories, amazon ads etc and let me know what I need to do!

  2. cheatlierepeat profile image84
    cheatlierepeatposted 6 years ago

    Are you sure you have activated all earnings programs? Also, I see you have had over 1000 viewers so I'm not sure why it's that low. I'm actually quite stumped. I'm going to add you and take a look at your content. I am interested to reading more answers to this question. I'm new here and didn't even activate earning till after 5 weeks joining so I'm a little uneducated in the earning process. Best of luck finding answers.

  3. msshandriaball profile image45
    msshandriaballposted 6 years ago

    wow i just started hubpages 5 weeks ago.I have made about $7.OO from hubpages .I was hoping to be close to $50 dollars by my 6th month.I haven't made anything on amazon yet but i am still figuring out hubpages. .I wish you luck

  4. Blond Logic profile image98
    Blond Logicposted 6 years ago

    I am in the same boat as you. I have yet to sell anything either, not on Hubpages anyway. I have been at this even longer than you have.  This is my first month to go over a $1.00. I think stick with it, give it time and keep writing.

    I had a look at the hub about blogging. I thought it was well written and had helpful information in it. I also thought the amount of ads to text was positive and relative to the topic.

    I think you could follow more people, and they may follow you, comment on other hubs and they are likely to do the same.

    I wish you luck, just stay the course. Most of the people who are doing really well have been around quite awhile.

  5. Kris Heeter profile image79
    Kris Heeterposted 6 years ago

    I would agree with what @cheatlierepeat asked - are you sure you have everything set up correctly for activating all earnings programs?  (I wouldn't be too surprised about not selling anything thru Amazon yet.).  And it will depend upon how much traffic you are getting to each hub per day.

  6. Howard S. profile image87
    Howard S.posted 6 years ago

    I'm not surprised about Amazon; it takes rather targeting selling for that and is sporadic. You should definitely be earning from HubPages. Is it possible that you haven't activated the settings and done everything required on the Earnings tab? (hah! same thing the last person posted while I was typing)

    I read your linguistics hubs (since I are one) and also find it intriguing that we've both spent much time in Asia.

  7. freecampingaussie profile image60
    freecampingaussieposted 6 years ago

    I went and had a couple of your hubs which I enjoyed , one thing I learnt is to have writing at the top of the hub then a photo so you can have adverts at the top right section which is an important spot .
    Are you getting lots of viewers from google ?

  8. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 6 years ago

    Well: Dog food.  Amazon products are slow cookers and dog toys.  You need dog food products, natural dog food, and maybe dog food dish, recipe book for making dog food or dog treats

    Jello:  Go for molds that are interesting, and jello recipe book.  Get rid of Smoothies.

    Products and links should relate to content of hub.

  9. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    It's my feeling that many of the topics you've chosen are not the sort of things that draw strong audiences of readers and don't encourage lots of ad clicks or sales.  Many of your Hubs have a strong personal angle and that doesn't perform as strongly when compared to a writing style that is more informational and instructional.  And you're going to need a LOT more traffic.

  10. whoisbid profile image73
    whoisbidposted 6 years ago

    I recommend that you don't put all your eggs into one basket. Make a website too and start doing the same thing to the website that you did to your hubs except your website should be over 200 pages and contain pics and videos. Wait for 9 months after you start your website because there is a google sandbox that won't be lifted before then.

  11. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    i've been on here almost 2 years and i make nothing . if money is why you are here, i think you might want to rethink your priorities.

  12. danielleantosz profile image72
    danielleantoszposted 6 years ago

    I agree with relache.  A have a couple of instructional hubs that do pretty well.  I have far less hubs than you do, and am at about $1.35 for the month.  Try to write "evergreen" articles and look into SEO, which will drive traffic from search engines to your articles.

  13. maddot profile image79
    maddotposted 6 years ago

    Thank you all for your help.

    I take the point made about many of my stories have a personal angle that may not attract return traffic. But these are the ones that do get the most return  traffic eg anything about India and English language.

    i have done a variety of stories in an effort to find what works best for me. unfortunately I'm not a craft or do it yourself kinda girl..so the how-to-do stories are not likely to happen.

    I have revisited stories and changed amazone ads gone in at times and changed to see if that would make a difference..but no.

    The traffic is slowly slowiy increasing but i figure there is something I am not doing.

    thank you all for your help..much appreciated

  14. Rain Defence profile image93
    Rain Defenceposted 6 years ago

    The titles of your hubs are not titles that people search through google to find. Have you done any keyword research? If not then you need to. Have you built any backlinks? Are your positions in google improving? Do you know where any of your hubs are in google?
    Just writing isn't enough, you need to make sure your stuff is seen. Of course that's the tough part about the internet. If you don't know about keywords/density/backlinks etc then you need to start reading up on all of it. There's a lot out there, but google is your friend.