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I finally met the Google payout threshold today!

  1. Lily Rose profile image88
    Lily Roseposted 8 years ago

    It took three months, I guess that's not bad!  Now if I could just meet that threshold every month I'd be thrilled.

    Today's my wedding anniversary, so this is a nice "gift"!

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

      First payout within three months is excellent!  It's funny, because more established Hubbers seem to be reporting a decline in traffic, yet you're the second new Hubber who's reached an early payout recently (Helen Cater is the other).  Most of us took at least six months to get to that point, and 9 or 10 months was more usual.

    2. Artin2010 profile image77
      Artin2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations on both! May you have happiness today and everyday hereforth! Remember the vows, they are important in an institution such as marriage. Love, Honor, Courage, Comittment!
      One favor to ask? Can you bring me fans too? Help

    3. soni2006 profile image82
      soni2006posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      First of all congrats for your wedding anniversary.

      Secondly, it is really great Lily to meet the payment threshold in three months. It took me six months or more when I started writing blogs at blogger and then when I joined Hubpages, payments kept on coming monthly.

    4. viryabo profile image86
      viryaboposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's wonderful LilyRose. Double Congratulations smile

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hooray!!! i'm like 46 cents shy of the mark.

      soon, young skywalker...soon... wink


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        Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Cosette it's good to see you so close to a payout in only your 3rd month as well. Looks like you'll be a shoe-in for a payout.

      2. Lily Rose profile image88
        Lily Roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I know how you're feeling - once I was within a couple of dollars from payout I kept checking and suddenly traffic dropped and one day I made a dollar, the next 7 cents...it's like Google was teasing me!

    6. Aya Katz profile image83
      Aya Katzposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, Lily Rose! And happy anniversary!

  2. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    Well congrats and Happy Anniversary! May you see many more Google payouts and anniversaries! smile

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    Poppa Bluesposted 8 years ago


  4. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    Great job, 3 months thats amazeing! Keep working those hubs and heres to many more to come wink

  5. Lily Rose profile image88
    Lily Roseposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, all!

  6. NaomiR profile image86
    NaomiRposted 8 years ago

    Great job! I can't believe you've found the time to write so many hubs in such a short span!

    1. Lily Rose profile image88
      Lily Roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's not been easy!  My poor kids have been a little neglected (not in an unsafe way), but they have each other at least!  I'm hoping a few months of sacrifice will reap decent rewards...

  7. LViddamoy profile image61
    LViddamoyposted 8 years ago

    Congrats Lily Rose, its great to see people succeeding in here, hope you have a nice day!

  8. bgpappa profile image83
    bgpappaposted 8 years ago

    Congrats, well done

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    woohoo!!! way to go!! smile

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    Louidam1posted 8 years ago


  11. rmcrayne profile image94
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    Wow LR.  Three months, that's impressive!  I'm encouraged.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Fantastic news!

  13. Flightkeeper profile image74
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    Wow, your news keeps me going. Congratulations!

  14. mediamonster profile image60
    mediamonsterposted 8 years ago

    Happy Anniversary! And CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!  Posts like yours are inspirational! smile  Keep up the great work!

  15. flread45 profile image81
    flread45posted 8 years ago

    In three months that's great smile

  16. Lori J Mitchell profile image58
    Lori J Mitchellposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations, but I must warn you not to count on getting it because I had a previous blog and just as I reached the threshold I was told I would not be receiving a payout for breaking their rules...I emailed and asked what it was that I had supposedly done (I never clicked on an ad on my own page at all) but there was no response, so I've been banned from adsense and I have no clue why.

  17. Aya Katz profile image83
    Aya Katzposted 8 years ago


  18. broussardleslie profile image83
    broussardleslieposted 8 years ago

    YAY!!! That's awesome! Keep it up!

  19. earner profile image86
    earnerposted 8 years ago

    Well done. I joined HP  in the early days - and I was confused as to what the point really was - and most of the time the technology they used wouldn't work in my browser (even now it's iffy if I forget and use IE).

    So I never did much with it.  I just looked at my hub earnings right from day 1 (in April 2007) and it would have taken me nearly 18 months to get my first payout if I'd only had HP as an income.

    Well done!

    Edit: I just looked back and I've done that much this time in the last 10 weeks, so it does get a lot faster once you sit down and do it.

  20. Lily Rose profile image88
    Lily Roseposted 8 years ago

    Thank you everyone for the great comments - I'm glad my experience can actually be an inspiration for others! 

    I'm also happy to hear from experienced hubbers that a payout after 3 months is good - I have never done this before and had no idea what is good and what's not.  Now I, too, am inspired and encouraged!

    @Lori Mitchell - thanks for the downer!  Anyone else concur?  She's basically saying that Google will try and screw me and not pay me...

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lily Rose I have received every cent ever owed me by Google Adsense. Their payments are on time as well. I have been with adsense since the very first day that you could sign up and never had a problem.

    2. Lori J Mitchell profile image58
      Lori J Mitchellposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I'm sorry.  I didn't mean to say that they would try to screw you and not pay you.  I was just sharing what is becoming more and more of a common experience, which I found out after researching it... I just meant, don't count your chickens before they hatch and I know A LOT of people who have great luck with adsense and make decent money, but on the other hand I know just as many who had the same thing happen to them that happened to me, and the frustrating part is that we have no idea what happened or why.  I'm sorry that I offended or implied anything negative toward you.  I've read your hubs and you deserve to earn money.  You do a great job.  Again, sorry for being a downer, that was not my intention, it was more of trying to give you a heads up, just in case.

  21. Choke Frantic profile image82
    Choke Franticposted 8 years ago

    Congrats, Lily Rose!

  22. emievil profile image79
    emievilposted 8 years ago

    Congrats Lily Rose - for the payout and your wedding anniversary. That's a two-for-one celebration smile.

  23. Wendi M profile image80
    Wendi Mposted 8 years ago


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    Francis911posted 8 years ago



  25. Catherine R profile image60
    Catherine Rposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations Hooray!  You deserve it as you work very hard at your hubs.  Happy Anniversary too!

  26. charanjeet kaur profile image59
    charanjeet kaurposted 8 years ago

    Wow that was damn fast... Enjoy your Wedding Anniversary and Frist paycheck. Cheers for many more!!!!

  27. Helen Cater profile image78
    Helen Caterposted 8 years ago

    Congrats on your good fortune it is great knowing that us new writers can earn the money and fast. All of mine has been through AdSense as I have not gone down any other road yet. I don't want to cash my $100 as I like to see it in there. Have put off using my pin but think I will find the place where you can let it build up. You are a true star.

  28. chenmikehk profile image37
    chenmikehkposted 8 years ago

    Well done and indeed the anniversary gift comes just in time. Congratulations! Cheers all round.

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    ryankettposted 8 years ago

    Well done, took me about the same length of time (published me first hub less than 3 months ago). The great thing is, that I am already half way towards another payout..... so looks like almost a monthly payout for me.

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      poetlorraineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Some folks get all the luck

  30. Lily Rose profile image88
    Lily Roseposted 8 years ago

    Wow, I didn't expect to get so much feedback - thank you all for the wonderful words of encouragement - I'll keep on truckin', whatever that means!

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    omgsh thank you smile

    (fingers crossed)

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Great job Lily!

    Oh and Happy Anniversary chica! smile

  33. Anamika S profile image44
    Anamika Sposted 8 years ago

    Wow! Payout in 3 Months. That's great news considering It took me almost 7 months for my first payout and 3 months for my second and now i get paid every month. This sure is a nice gift for you.Advance Wishes for your Wedding Anniversary.

  34. Kidgas profile image80
    Kidgasposted 8 years ago

    Yes, congratulations.  Three months is very good from what I have read in the past for HubPages.  I am getting closer and might make it here in this, my 5th month.

  35. Rehma Jamshed profile image60
    Rehma Jamshedposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations! Great Work!

  36. Lily Rose profile image88
    Lily Roseposted 8 years ago

    Six weeks after hitting my first $100, I finally got paid today!!  That felt like it took forever!  Took 3 months to hit the first payout threshold, looks like next payout may take two months and I really hope I'll be at a monthly payout soon.

    I need to get back in gear and start putting out more hubs - I've been uninspired lately and haven't been able to write anything!

    1. rmcrayne profile image94
      rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I keep a MS Word doc, "Hub Ideas".  Any time I get an idea, strong or vague, I open that document and type in the idea.  When I'm in a slump, I read through the ideas to see which would take the least energy, and write on that.

      1. Lily Rose profile image88
        Lily Roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's a great idea, RM!  When I first started I had a notebook that I did the same in, but I haven't picked it up in a while.  Probably would be better to have it on the computer since I can type out my thoughts a lot faster than writing them down.

        Habee - congrats to you, too!

        Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

  37. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I got my first check today, also. Congrats!!

  38. prettydarkhorse profile image66
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    congrats Lily and habee

  39. unclesam profile image52
    unclesamposted 8 years ago

    congrats dude!