OMG! My first $1,000 month on Hubpages

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  1. Lily Rose profile image86
    Lily Roseposted 10 years ago

    You're my hero, Nelle!  Congratulations - I hope someday I'll be at that level, but for now I'd even take a couple hundred a month!

  2. gracenotes profile image88
    gracenotesposted 10 years ago

    Great news, Nelle!  May you exceed your best hopes here at HP.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 10 years ago

    Hi Again, Thanks for all the congrats and well wishes. Had a great lunch, went shopping with friends, and as part of my celebration I bought a nook - the Barnes & Noble e-reader.

    1. oderog profile image44
      oderogposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Great achievement just within one year Nelle, actual hardwork does pay even though it is difficult to keep doing samething everyday when you get started without seeing any tangible result. Congrat

  4. jumpman profile image59
    jumpmanposted 10 years ago

    Share some with us. (joking!) Congrats and hope someday I can earn that much.

  5. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 10 years ago

    Your post gives me goosebumps, Nelle! That is so incredible! I'm so tickled for you.  You deserve every bit of it.  You are an inspiration to us all. 

    PS.  I completed the 30 hubs tonight for the Nov Hub Challenge.

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you KCC I just saw your post about your successful hubchallenge, that was a tour de force, I fell a few short but was still pleased to get close. I started so many other websites, that I got a bit scattered. Have to get better organized for December.

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        Leta Sposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        You are my new inspiration, Nelle, if I ever decide to get serious here (I work full time, too). smile

        May I ask what your click through rate is for Adsense?  I mean, what should one aim for?  And just plainly, so I get it--backlinks are essentially 'marketing' your articles elsewhere so that they are ranked well by Google and people also follow those links?  Yeah?

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          Nelle Hoxieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Lita backlinks are just links from my blogs to my hubs, that google sees and gives importance to in it's Search Engine Results Page. It's for google and other search engines - not people. Although if done right, I guess they serve both purposes.

          With Google adsense I shoot for money targets, I couldn't tell you my click through rate.

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            Leta Sposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            smile Thank you.  I actually started my job in marketing the same time I started Hubpages, so, lol, I'm crossing my domains!  And since I kinda use the writing on here as a bit of stress relief and write, oh, poetry, its been a bit of a learning curve.

            I'm glad to hear if someone really works at it, $$ can be had!

  6. Tga profile image59
    Tgaposted 10 years ago

    It is really pretty good for u, congratulations. ^^

  7. travelespresso profile image75
    travelespressoposted 10 years ago

    Excellent news Nellie.  Not only do your share your wonderful news and the "how I did it..." but you are such an active hubpages participant.  You really are an inspiration. Enjoy your success and onwards to another zero or two added to the number!  Heck why stop at another two......

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    Ghost32posted 10 years ago

    You go, Nelle!  big_smile

  9. emievil profile image73
    emievilposted 10 years ago

    Wooottt! Congrats Nelle! You really deserve that $1,000. smile

  10. Laura du Toit profile image82
    Laura du Toitposted 10 years ago

    Congratulations Nelie - you have worked hard and deserve it! smile

  11. bojanglesk8 profile image59
    bojanglesk8posted 10 years ago

    Holy shit that is awesome! I've only made 8 dollars so far... *tears*

  12. viryabo profile image94
    viryaboposted 10 years ago

    This is a great day for me too Nelle because i'm so happy for you. You really deserve this. But its so good for me too because this is a great inspiration for me. I know its real to make money online here at HP (and i've tried to pull my weight as much as i can), but i never knew one could hit the 4 figure within a year as you have done.
    I know there are others as well who hit it effortlessly, but i follow you closely here on HP and i'm glad i do.
    Great work Nelle and this is to the 5 figures soon in 2010.
    GodBless. smile

  13. Betty Reid profile image60
    Betty Reidposted 10 years ago

    Congratulations, and thanks for the tips!

  14. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 10 years ago

    Nelle, you are to be congratulated, that is a tidy sum to help with the bills. You do your job well, they are very clever hubs!

  15. Monsa profile image59
    Monsaposted 10 years ago

    hi great to know it can be done. I have only been a hubber for two weeks and it is a huge learning curve. Stupid question probably but do we have to paste HTML codes on to our hubs. lol Monsa

  16. soni2006 profile image69
    soni2006posted 10 years ago

    Wow....... I am really happy for you Nellie. You deserved the best and you have got the best. Congratulations and celebrations.....

  17. wrenfrost56 profile image80
    wrenfrost56posted 10 years ago

    Way to go nelle! Glad all your hard work is paying off and heres to many more successful months smile

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    shinujohn2008posted 10 years ago


  19. Madurai profile image57
    Maduraiposted 10 years ago

    congrats Hoxie for your achievements..

  20. jerrydel44 profile image60
    jerrydel44posted 10 years ago

    Yikes!! That is outstanding!!  Congrats.

  21. Trsmd profile image56
    Trsmdposted 10 years ago

    How is it possible.. you are travelling so fast...Congrats...

  22. articleposter profile image59
    articleposterposted 10 years ago


    Party time hey smile

  23. vpolisi profile image59
    vpolisiposted 10 years ago

    That is great!  Congrats!

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    poetlorraineposted 10 years ago

    well i wanna say congrats, and o.k i will congrats, but i am just pure jealous

  25. bojanglesk8 profile image59
    bojanglesk8posted 10 years ago

    Hopefully, one day I can be as financially successful as you writing articles.

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    Denno66posted 10 years ago

    Good flippin' show! big_smile

  27. wannabwestern profile image89
    wannabwesternposted 10 years ago

    That truly is impressive. Congratulations! You worked very hard for it. Success like that doesn't just happen. You have inspired a lot of people today! I hope you have a frivolous thing in mind to spend all your HP earnings on!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 10 years ago

    Thank you all again. Just remember that I had all the same tools that everyone has. It isn't magic, just keep doing hubs until you find your sales voice. Everyone has one, and everyone's is a little different. But all the pieces are there, it's just a matter of putting them together your way.

    1. Neil Ashworth profile image42
      Neil Ashworthposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That would be the "Marketing Muse" nelle - a sales writers voice I guess? Well done with this achievement - I was looking at your hubs and have to say I'm impressed by how you've structured them as well as the content - do you use a set hub style?

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        Nelle Hoxieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I sort of have a basic one. But I'm playing with the general format a bit. You might notice sometimes there's a lead-in paragraph with adsense only; sometimes there's a lead-in paragraph with ebay and adsense; sometimes there's a lead-in paragraph with both ebay, amazon and adsense. And sometimes there is no lead-in paragraph. Sometimes in place of the lead-in paragraph I've put two columns of products - (very controversial with some hubbers). Sometimes there is nothing leading in. The hubs vary in length from 350 to 1600 words.

        And there is a lot more varients. Sometimes I'll put a double column of products in the center a couple of times.

        I've written 250 Amazon hubs and about 100 Ebay hubs (They aren't all written under Nelle) in the past 9 months trying to find the best way to monetize two very difficult affiliate programs. And I'm not really satisfied yet.

        I do have a lot of affiliate marketing experience, and that has helped me, because once I saw the Google traffic Hubpages gets, I knew there was potential

  29. arunjain profile image57
    arunjainposted 10 years ago

    Congratulation nelle..

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    assemberposted 10 years ago

    Hi Nellie, Can you say how long it took you to get up to 1000 visitors per 7 days from Google ?

    And very well done with the sales

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know about 1,000 google visitors per 7 days. I don't really keep track of stuff like that. I just know how much traffic I want, and I keep pushing and writing stuff until I reach it. I try not to fixate on anything really but money in the bank - so I don't get sidetracked with data paralysis. Which I could very easily.

  31. Lisa HW profile image59
    Lisa HWposted 10 years ago

    Nelle, congratulations.  It's not even a little bragging.  It's nice to let people know they can earn if they do what it takes to earn.  smile  A lot of people don't believe that earning much is possible here.  I know of a few people for whom $1000 a month is the goal.  I'm one of them, but I have some more work to do.  smile

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Lisa, I was afraid that it would be seen as bragging, and that really wasn't my intent. But I have found that I always enjoy the success topics so much myself, that I thought I would start one.

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    assemberposted 10 years ago

    You're right , I have to fight that data fixation thing

    I must say your pages are very solid content wise, do you prefer to complete or at least really fill a page with content before moving on?

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I write one hub and then I write another. I have no pending drafts.

  33. Len Cannon profile image86
    Len Cannonposted 10 years ago

    Well, I think its great and it certainly makes me want to get back to work after the Holidays.  Of course, I had an all time high of $250 myself.  If I hadn't earned anything, I'd probably be nothing but sour grapes.

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Why are you waiting until after the holidays? This is the time to write for Valentines Day, St. Patricks Day, the Olympics, winter sports, March Madness and I'm already starting on Mother's Day. Don't forget graduation, Father's Day and all those year round ideas as well.

      1. Len Cannon profile image86
        Len Cannonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        The holidays themselves are expensive.  I'm picking up extra freelance work to make sure everyone can actually get presents this year.

  34. itcoll profile image58
    itcollposted 10 years ago

    wow....that is inspiring and very much impressive.

  35. successfulblogger profile image55
    successfulbloggerposted 10 years ago

    Congrats Nellie!

  36. Len Cannon profile image86
    Len Cannonposted 10 years ago

    Also judging by how things have gone, I might have to make an even heavier push for Amazon in the future.  $1400 sold in two days this December? I can get used to that.

  37. CarpetDiem profile image70
    CarpetDiemposted 10 years ago

    hi Nelle,
    Congrats! That is especially impressive because you've "only" been a hubber for 9 months. I think you just inspired a lot of us, and more importantly, you've shared what WORKS. Thank you!

  38. Chloe Comfort profile image58
    Chloe Comfortposted 10 years ago

    Congratulations! Keep rockin' it girl!

  39. xriotdotbiz profile image61
    xriotdotbizposted 10 years ago

    I enjoy reading about your success.  Gives me hope.  So much better than reading the so called making money online gurus.

  40. Bard of Ely profile image85
    Bard of Elyposted 10 years ago

    WOW! That is truly amazing! Congrats!

  41. Healthyminds profile image59
    Healthymindsposted 10 years ago

    congratulations for you nelle

  42. Ladybird33 profile image69
    Ladybird33posted 10 years ago

    As hard as you work, you deserve, I am so very happy for you!!!

  43. enjoithis profile image60
    enjoithisposted 10 years ago

    Glad to see the positive results here, im just starting and this is a great incentive to see that real people have real results. Congrats and good luck in the future!

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    hubbyadrianposted 10 years ago

    Wow this seems interesting, all I have to say is great job. I just started and this inspired me smile

  45. Casper021 profile image58
    Casper021posted 10 years ago

    well done, keep it up

  46. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 10 years ago

    That's great, Nelle! You have worked really hard-- and you are smart. Obviously a winning combination.

  47. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 10 years ago

    Well done Nelle, you are definitely doing something right and deserve the rewards smile

  48. Lissie profile image73
    Lissieposted 10 years ago

    Congrats Nelle - amazing what a lot of hardwork and some knowledge of the right Keywords can do!

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Lissie. When I found Hubpages, you were so helpful and enthusiastic, it was one of the reasons I stayed.

  49. supermom_in_ny profile image74
    supermom_in_nyposted 10 years ago


    This serves as a great motivation to myself and many hubbers.  Thanks for the great tips.  It gave me a few ideas...


  50. Georgina_writes profile image89
    Georgina_writesposted 10 years ago

    Congrats - good for you.  Interesting that you didn't do keyword research for your big hits.  I find that some of the stuff I write from the heart/instinct or whatever, does as well as some that I've spent ages doing keyword reseach on.  i think a mix of both is good, though I do target alot of stuf towards keywords and adsense.

    Let us know when you jump to $10,000!


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