What is the threshold number of hubs to really start seeing some income?

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  1. sethpowers profile image64
    sethpowersposted 6 years ago

    What is the threshold number of hubs to really start seeing some income?

    Please don't respond with cliched answers like "your hubs are what you make them, just write for yourself." I get it, we all write because we like it, but we also wouldn't be on HubPages if we didn't want to make a little bit of money. I'm asking for a benchmark, from experience, how many Hubs did you have to write before you saw your earnings begin to climb considerably? I have heard the number is somewhere around 100, but all of the success stories are closer to 1000.

  2. ithabise profile image81
    ithabiseposted 6 years ago

    I'm not sure it's the number (because I'm only in the 70s right now). I think it is writing great content and learning the rules of attracting (Google) to your site. After that, it is allowing the time for this to happen. Once I learned just this little bit, my earnings doubled. Now I just need to write more.

    1. sethpowers profile image64
      sethpowersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Specifically, what were the things you learned to cause your earnings to double?

    2. ithabise profile image81
      ithabiseposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Titling is everything; good topics; to use Google Keyword Tool; write a high-quality 600+ word article; use the capsules with keywords, etc.

    3. sethpowers profile image64
      sethpowersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Where can I find this keyword tool?

    4. nochance profile image91
      nochanceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      adwords.google.com

    5. sethpowers profile image64
      sethpowersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      got it, thanks!

  3. nochance profile image91
    nochanceposted 6 years ago

    You should start seeing some income from the hubpages ad program at around 50 hubs provided they are all articles and not poetry or short stories.

    As ithabise mentioned titles are very important. Use the google keyword tool. Just changing the wording of your title can get you a ton more views.

    Personally I find that I make a lot more money on days that I have published hubs, answer a bunch of questions in the answers section, or commented on several hubs.

    I make about $30 a month with 60+ hubs, but about 1/4 of those are poetry or short stories.

    1. sethpowers profile image64
      sethpowersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You have also been on the site for 3 years so that may play into your earnings. My goal is to get a check every month (so 50+ dollars). It seems that around 50 hubs is the mark afterall!

    2. nochance profile image91
      nochanceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have been a registered member for 3 years but I wasn't really active on the site until a few months ago when I started publishing hubs that weren't poetry.

    3. sethpowers profile image64
      sethpowersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My earnings are low now, but they are growing every day. I'll let you know where I'm at when I hit 50 hubs!

  4. relache profile image84
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    It's not the quantity, it's the quality.  But you also have to factor in effort.  The people who make the most here don't write Hubs casually, they approach it like it's a job.

    One thing is for sure, over the years on this site, what it takes to be successful has changed.  It takes more Hubs now than it did three years ago.

    1. sethpowers profile image64
      sethpowersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like getting into the game early proved more fruitful. Especially after the recent Penguin fiasco, I wonder if the glory days of earning on HubPages are over.

  5. memphisT profile image40
    memphisTposted 6 years ago

    luckily I am full of it.  I have been told hubs were coming out of my ears before hubs existed so I guess 1000 days is the magic number. thanks

 
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