I honestly can't believe it. But I've checked my spreadsheet half a dozen times. Yes, I just hit the $1,000 threshold for November. (There could be an Amazon return or two tommorrow which will ruin the fun, but for now I'm enjoying the digits.)
I'm only running, Amazon, Ebay, and Adsense on hubs now, so I'm pretty sure that this is just HP income. For my level of traffic this is amazing. I'm just over 15,000 google visitors for the last 30 days. (I don't count anything else.)
How? I guessed right on some Holiday trends. And I didn't use a keyword analyzer to find it. I read magazines and listened to people talk at parties - tried to figure out what people wanted this year. Spent a lot of time in Wal-Mart looking at their displays.
Alot of hubs, most of them - old and new contributed to the effort. But the Christmas ebay hubs have played a bigger role.
I also got lucky, some very large purchases ended up on my impression and not Hubpages'. Some purchases were not even related to products on my hubs. And my adsense just took off. (Makes me think I should pay more attention to it.)
And I've written a ton of hubs (some you know about - some you don't) all geared toward attracting people ready to buy. I honestly think that's the biggest part. And I backlink to hubs ALOT like everyday ALOT.
This isn't really to brag - well maybe alittle. But to tell you guys you can make real $$$ here in a relatively short amount of time.
Anyways there really isn't alot more to spill. But here's to a better December for all of us.
Any advice for someone just starting out and struggling to figure this all out? I have hundreds of topic ideas, but haven't had much time to write on only a few so far. That and being a single mom doesn't leave me much time to do all the research I need to do. I try to read an article or two on topics revolving around this every day, but honestly it is not enough! My goal initially was to just get as many articles published as I could and figured the rest would work itself out, but I am a stickler for content, I write on subjects I know, but will double and triple check the facts....and then I read, and re-read over and over again for typo's and grammatical errors and to just simplify to ensure my articles are easily read and easily understood....anyway...I am getting side-tracked...
I was wonder if there were a few good tips you could give someone who is just starting to help them along before they get discouraged?
If you want to make money on hubpages, then you need to write hubs about things that people will buy, or you need to write hubs about things that are related to adsense ads that people will click on. There are lots of great hubs written about making money on HubPages.
This is great! But I'm curious to know that if you figured out what you made per hour of work invested in the hubs? That's the rub for me. I love doing this, but I couold make more money waiting tables or cleaning houses!
I agree Whitney, I don't want to clean houses or wait tables. And if I didn't do this I would go back to the consulting career that I once had. Hubpages is a SMALL part of my affiliate marketing income. And I expect my Hubpages monthly income to double shortly and to continue to increase.
Understandable on an hourly basis, but it builds. The number of hubs built and the SEO knowledge gets better and better. That $1,000 a month could be long lasting, where when you stop waiting tables you are not making money.
I actually should thank Maddie Ruud for the inspiration to work hard here. When I first was considering Hubpages, I read her story and that she had reached $1,000 a month with in a year, and that as the deciding factor that made me try Hubpages.
congrats, Nelle, I hope you celebrate today in some special way!! in such a short time to reach that level is remarkable. that's great news for all of us here to see it can be done. It's obvious you follow the plan/do/review method of business!
you can bet you will find increased traffic coming from HP cuz we're going to check out your hubs!
Wow that's awesome! Great job! Please help me figure out what the heck I'm doing wrong. I mean of course I've only been on hubpages for three weeks so I definitely have to put some work in, but I'm still confused at how to make money. I've only made one cent so far. Anyway, keep up the good work!!
Thank you. I just want people to know that I didn't do anything that we all can't do. HubPages gives us the most awesome tools and traffic. Thank you to Paul, and Larry and Maddie and everyone else for this fantastic ready-made platform.
I have a series of about 20 blogger blogs that I use to create backlinks directly to hubpages. I also have started placing my Hubpages widgets on my "Nelle" websites as I have them grouped in my mind. If you want to see those go to my profile.
I also have lots of other websites, and when appropriate I'll link to my hubs from them. I don't bother other people with my hubs. But I do exchange links with other people and my other websites.
I don't do article marketing, but after reading Dale Mazurek's hubs on them, I'm seriously considering it.
Actually I mispoke a little. My traffic is more like 22,000 google visitors per 30 days. (I have a few alter egos that sell as well.) Don't worry they never come to the forums. And their hubs don't start with "Buy and end with Online", so don't bother looking for them! (They might even use pictures.) I really do diversify and experiment like crazy.
I'm not so sure, don't know what January will look like. I was so nervous abut the economy and the new credit card rules and health care reform, and tax increases at the local level, that I wasn't sure how much disposable income people would have.
So I really blew the last 3 months work on Christmas exclusively. Decided money in the bank was better than a long term strategy. So now I'm hustling like crazy on winter hubs (is snow shoes one word or two?) and Valentine's day. Oh and don't forget Mother's Day.
Your Christmas stuff will still be here next year, so there is no excuse for not making $2000 on hubpages next November! And for goodness sake Nelle, look at the positives here, THERE ARE STILL 25 DAYS UNTIL XMAS!!!!!
Nelle writes quality hubs. Her backlinks are provided by way of blogs that she has and if you look back through her thread she says how and where she places them.
As for traffic - click on 'my account' - top right, and look on the mid upper-left of the screen ... click on 'traffic sources' and that's how Nelle, you, I and everyone else knows where their traffic is coming from.
Before you do the above, if you scroll down the page, you'll see how much traffic you're receiving by day, week, month and overall.
The traffic comes as you add to your portfolio of hubs. The more SEO you apply, the more traffic will come from external sources i.e. search engines
Ok fair enough, but there is still 25 days until Xmas! Seriously though, you are going to have a lot of very mature hubs by next Christmas.... and I bet some of them dont die completely between now and then.... people are adopting stranger and stranger xmas habits..... some people do their xmas shopping in June!
So many others Jimmy the Jock, Mark Knowles, Maddie Ruud, have inspired me by talking about their earnings and such. For the first two months on Hubs I kept saying to myself - "If Maddie could do it, I can too."
This is actually the first time I've really particpated in a forum. Usually I just sit on my couch in absolute isolation - and try to explain to my husband how I make money.
Mark convinced me to take some time off, so I'm going to meet friends for lunch and play a little. So if I'm not replying that's why. All electronic communication devices will be off for the afternoon. I like to do that once in a while to convince myself I still can.
Nellie, I'm so proud of you! I don't think you realize how much YOU impact many of us, as Maddie has impacted you. You are a great role model all the way around (in writing & on the forums). You deserve it!
I just want to say I'm totally jealous of Nelle! i think when you admit it to the person's face, that makes it acceptable and I don't come off as such a hater:) It's amazing what you have accomplished and I know you have just given hope to a lot of us.
To some of the new Hubbers (new as in a few weeks old), not to worry. There are plenty of folks who get off to a really slow start. I would like to mention to everyone who thinks it's all JUST about what you write, or JUST about your keywords, or JUST about the backlinks. The reality is, it's not JUST about any ONE, or even two things. Its' about taking all the good juicy stuff we learn here from one another and making it work for YOU. But by NO means can we overlook the painful, boring, semi technical stuff.
Gotta go now - I have $999.99 to go so I can catch up with Nelle:) Seriously guys. Hard work pays off - eventually.
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