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I've been an HP member for six weeks. How do I increase my income...

  1. EmpressFelicity profile image76
    EmpressFelicityposted 8 years ago

    ...from a grand total of £0.00 so far?  Any suggestions gratefully received!

    1. MoneyMaker-Tips profile image56
      MoneyMaker-Tipsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, just came across your request so thought we would direct you to our recent hubpost  ...

      http://hubpages.com/hub/MAKE-MONEY-ONLI … DEO-COURSE

      Not directly linked to making money on HubPages but might be of interest in the general "Getting Started Making Money Online" area so do have a look ?

      Good luck with everything.


    2. futurenetads profile image67
      futurenetadsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Write quality hubs and participate in forums

  2. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 8 years ago

    Keep writing good quality Hubs, make sure that you are correctly signed up for the affiliate programmes and that your id is accurately entered, and read all the excellent Hubs and Forum posts on SEO, keywords, best ways to make money etc.

    Also add a large dollop of patience - it takes a lot of time and hard work.

  3. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    Ok there are people here better able to advise you but I will have a go anyway smile

    My grand total is £1.02 so even if you are not the internet guru you can make something here. I would suggest you have a good day or so dedicated to reading up on keywords and google ranking and traffic generation. There are some amazing hub pages here about this stuff. Pages that deal with one step like keywords to over views on building profitable pages. With just 9 hubs so far it would be amazing if you were getting loads of traffic and loads of clicks, I guess possible for those net guru's who already have an internet following and just expanding into hub pages.

    My suggestion is be patient, read as much as you can on each step of making a profitable page, and write write write! I do think that by having as many articles as possible (good content is the goal with each even if what is good is a matter of perspective) will eventually get some clicks just because it seems that hoping for 1 click in a 1000 views is reasonable to expect from these pages. The key seems to be in bringing in that kind of traffic for one page instead of over all of your pages.

    Some of the people here with great pages are Helen Carter, kephrira, Mark Knowles, charm_baker and these are just the folks who wrote something that made sense to me and that I have kept open for a re-read smile.  I would say its a good idea to do some searches here as there will be writers whos style is just right for you to learn from. Even reading an article on something I have already learned can help as it gives me the info in a different way from how I learned it the first time and this can help me to have a more in depth understanding of the topic.

    All the best!

  4. EmpressFelicity profile image76
    EmpressFelicityposted 8 years ago

    Thanks to all of you who've posted a reply so far!  It seems from reading the forums and experts' hubs that it takes time to generate traffic. A couple of things I've gleaned so far are (a) use the Google Adwords keyword tool to generate tags and (b) amend each hub's summary text (Edit, Summary Text) so that rather than just reproduce a bit of the first paragraph, it actually contains suitable keywords.  Obviously not the whole story by any means but it's a start.

    1. Princessa profile image85
      Princessaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Joining the HubMob is a good way to generate traffic and get more fans within HubPages

      1. emievil profile image80
        emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I definitely agree on this smile.

        1. EmpressFelicity profile image76
          EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I was vaguely aware of the existence of the HubMob, but hadn't investigated it.  Now I will.  Thanks.

      2. WeddingConsultant profile image68
        WeddingConsultantposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Princessa is right- that's a great way to generate more traffic and get more fans.

        One of the two hubs I created for a hubmob contest has done quite well for me...

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    If your purpose of writing hubs is to make money. Then before you write a hub think about what a person is coming to your hub for and specifically what would they be coming to purchase. Then slant your hub in that direction.

    There are buying stuff hubs, how to hubs, and informational hubs and well as purely fun and zany hubs. And I think that they all monetize in a slightly different way. It is possible to make money with any of them. But you have to think about that as you design them.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image76
      EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!  I've got another question that vaguely relates to this: in the stats/hub metrics section of a hub, there's a bit that shows your hub's earning potential; I gather this ranges from "$" to "$$$$$".  How does Hub Pages calculate this score: is it solely based on the subject matter of the hub, or are there other factors such as traffic so far received, source of this traffic, how many advertising capsules you've put in and what you've put in them?

      1. sunforged profile image78
        sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The fine print says:

        # Revenue potential is a very rough prediction of earning per page view based on the subject matter of the hub.

        I would guess it just does a keyword analysis , nothing more, something akin to what you see when you use the adwords tool

        1. futurenetads profile image67
          futurenetadsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Your right

          1. EmpressFelicity profile image76
            EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks.  BTW, I looked at my Google Adsense account today, just for fun.  My earnings are now up to £0.03!

  6. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    I've found that if you want to increase your earnings, you need to purposely write to that end.


    1. EmpressFelicity profile image76
      EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I really enjoyed reading this - it was refreshingly jargon-free.  I see what you mean about choosing the right keywords.

  7. lindagoffigan profile image60
    lindagoffiganposted 8 years ago

    Communicate with the forum for useful advice.  You will find that teaching yourself by reading other hubpages and the help modules on hubpages will help you as well.

    It is great that you are asking for advice after six or more weeks but you need to contribute daily and consistently  start new hubs.  Quality and relevant content along with researching for keywords on the Google Keyword Tool  will help you monetize. 

    Do not concentrate on the revenue but on building your hubpage webpage with useful, informative, and helpful articles.  Find out what your niche is and only you know your interests, knowledges and experiences, Write relevant articles to your reading audience using the Keyword Tool to help monetize the site.

      It will take about three to four months before you get a payoff and you must contribute daily to hubpages.  After the initial payoff, your monthly pay will remain (considering that you produce consistently original quality articles) the same but will increase if you optimize more and write more.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't agree with this. There's no need to "contribute daily" to HubPages.  I wrote 55 Hubs in my first few weeks here, because I wasn't working. After that, I wrote only one or two Hubs per month. I still started to see earnings in the third month.

      This isn't quite right either.  My "initial payoff" was about $5.  The following month (even though I'd written only a couple of extra Hubs), it was $10.  The next month (ditto) it was $15. And so it has continued, to the point where I'm reaching payout almost monthly and I haven't even doubled the number of Hubs I started with.  So in fact, your payoff continues to grow even if you just stick with your existing Hubs*.

      *Always assuming that you wrote good Hubs to begin with.

  8. Bard of Ely profile image85
    Bard of Elyposted 8 years ago

    Patience and advertise your hubs on other forums and sites like Facebook.