What does it take to earn $200 to $400 a month on hubpages?
I am just curious.
People are gonna tell you that all you need are "high quality engaging content on interesting topics," but I'm not gonna bullsh*t you. To make an insane amount like that every month, you'd need a ton of Hubs and Uber-Ninja-level SEO skills.
Not tryin' to piss in your Cheerios, just sayin'.
So you just need to know what topics are hot & stick with them?
No, I'm sayin' you probably shouldn't set your sights quite so high...
Habee was making a hundred bucks a day recently....she's got well over a thousand EXTREMELY well written, long, and researched articles.
Wow, I was just thinking about asking that question, so you have to pretty much make writing on hubpages like a full time job?
If you want full time job pay from writing on hubpages...you need to put in full time job effort.
A moderate number of hubs with lots of traffic, or lots of hubs with a moderate amount of traffic. The cost per 1000 impressions (CPM) isn't very high on Hubpages, so you need eyeballs, eyeballs, and more eyeballs on your articles. Like Freddy said, some search engine optimization (SEO) wizards know how to pick topics that get views, others just kind of stab in the dark hoping they hit on a winner. I find that heavily interlinking my articles helps generate more views. It also helps that they're all within the same general subject.
Assuming you're just talking about the HubPages ad program, here are some rough estimates.
Let's say you make $5 CPM, which is more or less average. After accounting for the fact that you get credit for 60% of the views (the other 40% belong to HubPages), you have an effective CPM of $3.
So every 1,000 views, you get $3. If you want $300, you'll need to get 100,000 views.
Am amazing hub could get 10,000+ views in a month, but these are few and far between. A good hub will bring in 1,000+ views, while an ok hub will bring in a few hundred.
You'd need dozens or hundreds of successful hubs (depending on how successful they are) to reach that goal.
I also appreciate this. My hubs are not for mainstream traffic and I made a decision recently to turn off Ads on all my hubs and slightly adjust my motives for being on HP. Not saying it is what anyone else should do. Feels right for me.
Loved your question as I would also like to know how to earn this much on HubPages. I love writing for HubPages and have only been doing it since January, so my commissions are very, VERY little right now. I am in the Apprenticeship program which helps a bit because I do get paid a Bonus for every hub I write. This will last for 12 months, and then I will go on commissions only. I should have about 100 hubs by then, and I hope to see my earnings soar as well. You can also earn through Amazon and Ebay listings too. Unfortunately, many states have forbidden Amazon Affiliates. Mine (North Carolina) is one of them. Therefore, I cannot earn from the Amazon capsules, though I still use it for my own published book and other items if I believe they are useful to the reader. I was just approved to earn from Ebay, so I'm hoping that will help with my earnings as well.
If you haven't been a part of the Apprenticeship program, I would highly recommend it. You will learn so much on how to make your hubs spectacular which increases traffic. I don't know whether this is a good number or not, but I'll share with you. I have only written 20 hubs since mid January (2 months), and I have nearly 2,000 page views.
I do believe that putting forth effort helps in receiving those views. I advertise my hubs across social media and have syndicated the summaries on my website's blog. Some of those social media sites include my Facebook Pages and group, Pinterest, and Google +1 groups. I am a member of approximately 20 Google +1 groups, and much of my traffic comes from there. It does take time to post my hubs there. I spend about 30 minutes doing this twice per week. I also never post the same hub in all groups on the same day. I post a different one on each group. I believe this keeps traffic flowing in all my hubs.
SEO and the knowledge thereof. Without it, one can have 800 hubs and make mere pennies.
Me personally - I've only ever made $200/month in the holiday season. If I want more I'll just have to work hard and produce very well written very well researched content about topics people are interested in reading online.
There is a lot of competition out there. You have to think when you publish something "Is this the best page on the web about this topic?" If it isn't...you've probably wasted your time making the page.
I am curious about this too and asides from the other great comments, set up a strong network. You can do this on HP by getting followers. But I also would use Twitter and Facebook. I myself use Twitter. Before I joined HP I wrote for another site. I have not been active on it lately and I still take in $12-14 a month.
12-14$ per month is better then nothing I'm getting 2$ per month and I'm hoping to reach your 12$ And then I'll focus on 20$ per month and then 40$....
Now am making $30 a month. Found out that the majority of performance is coming from Home Remedy articles I wrote so am writing in that area only. Figure about 1200 articles will get me about $600/month.
In between 75 and 100 hubs will give you much traffic and which will ultimately turn to revenue. But you should apply SEO techniques to boost up your traffic and quality of your text should be decent enough to invite the readers. Then feel free it will happen surely. Patience pays, so be patient. Same time don't forget to put hardword like daily engagement like participating in answering questions, asking questions, take part in forum, etc.
Thanks for asking the question, I would like to know too. I am still new to hub pages and some of these answers are a big help.
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