First Google Check

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  1. Kidgas profile image63
    Kidgasposted 14 years ago

    Despite my HubPages traffic declining over the past several months, my AdSense impressions are pretty decent thanks to my blog and Xomba.  As a result, I picked up my first AdSense check yesterday for $105. 

    This was five months after starting here on HubPages and was an exciting event.  I can't complain too loudly about anything.

    1. Lily Rose profile image87
      Lily Roseposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I joined Xomba a couple of weeks ago after learning about it from you (I joined under your referral link) and I've been submitting xomblurbs of all my hubs, several a day - I have about 20 to go yet.

      The last couple of days I'm finally seeing traffic and clicks from Xomba - actually, today I've made more adsense $ from Xomba clicks than hub clicks!  Thanks, Kidgas!

      1. Kidgas profile image63
        Kidgasposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        You are welcome.  I saw that you did that and have been watching some of your posts.  I am getting a fair amount of my income from Xomba as well.  So I will actually try to do more there to see if I can increase my income the next couple of months.

        Anybody else can join under my link by checking out my article about my second month on Xomba.

    2. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Well done! Congrats!  Keep up the great work!

    3. prettydarkhorse profile image55
      prettydarkhorseposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      congratulations, Maita

    4. oderog profile image48
      oderogposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      You did it quite pretty first, it took me 18 months to get my first Google Check.

      1. Kidgas profile image63
        Kidgasposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, but I think you are doing well now from what I have read.

    5. kmackey32 profile image64
      kmackey32posted 14 years agoin reply to this


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    ryankettposted 14 years ago

    Do you post articles on xomba or those xombyte things?

    1. Kidgas profile image63
      Kidgasposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I have been doing both.  I have been writing some articles and posting links to my other work as well as links to interesting stuff I run across.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    Congratulations, well done.

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 14 years ago


  5. snappromotions profile image56
    snappromotionsposted 14 years ago

    Just recently signed up for AdSense and added to my blogs. Haven't gotten a check yet. I'm waiting for my first $105!

  6. Richieb799 profile image77
    Richieb799posted 14 years ago

    Can you copy your hubpages articles to sites such as xomba, im where do you place links to hubpage articles? I dont tink i like, I havent found it that easy to navigate and not getting many views on there

    1. Kidgas profile image63
      Kidgasposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, on Xomba you simply create links to your Hubs.  You have to provide a 50 word summary which only takes about 3 minutes.  I have gotten about 100 views to my Hubs from Xomba itself.  Plus AdSense is placed by all your links.  I have been earning about $10 per month on Xomba also.

      Thanks all for the well wishes.

      1. Himitsu Shugisha profile image74
        Himitsu Shugishaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Great sharing of information. Thanks and congrats on your first check!!

      2. Madison22 profile image61
        Madison22posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Congratulations Kidgas,way to go!!

  7. Jen's Solitude profile image86
    Jen's Solitudeposted 14 years ago

    Yes, congrats on your first check!

  8. Dale Mazurek profile image62
    Dale Mazurekposted 14 years ago

    The first check is always the best one.

    A big congrats goes out to you and I hope your success continues to grow.

    Great job my friend.

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    lynnechandlerposted 14 years ago

    Way to go! Woot! Woot! Xomba is on my list to check out after the first of the year.

  10. RedElf profile image88
    RedElfposted 14 years ago

    Congratulations, Kidgas! The first one is always the best one!

    Sounds like Xomba is similar to SheToldMe - where you just post links to your stuff. Someone mentioned to me that SheToldMe might be in trouble because it goes against AdSense TOS - have you heard anything about it?

    1. sunforged profile image72
      sunforgedposted 14 years agoin reply to this would have to figure who that someone was.

      A few months ago I started a thread that pointed out that shetoldme had a significant level of traffic from sources disallowed by adsense, the site owner came on the thread explained that the traffic did not go to any adsense pages and he blocked those sources from visiting as a precaution

      Unfortunately, many people didnt read the whole thread to see the positive conclusion...I still use it now and get good returns from my chitika ads/ not so much from adsense..but a little

      Maybe there is new news?... i would be curious

      As for Xomba - I def suggest jumping on that train- very profitable if you remember to use your keyword tool to hit the big paying ads - i hit over 40usd last week in xomba earnings - and have only been an active member for 3-4 weeks!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 14 years ago

    That's fantastic Kidgas. With all of your work and investment, I'm sure the second check will happen much more quickly.

  12. Kidgas profile image63
    Kidgasposted 14 years ago

    Thanks.  That means a lot to me coming from an internet entrepreneur such as yourself.

    @lynne--I think you will find it worth the effort.

    @RedElf--Thanks.  It is similar.  I am not sure as to the AdSense TOS and shetoldme.  I am signed up there as well but earn little so have spent less time at shetoldme.

    @Nelle--Thanks to you also.  You are right; the initial pace would indicate 3 months this time.

  13. Casper021 profile image60
    Casper021posted 14 years ago

    congrats, well done

  14. Dr23 profile image60
    Dr23posted 14 years ago

    Great job! Awesome to hear.

    I just checked out Xomba and I think I'll explore it some.

  15. cloudy days profile image60
    cloudy daysposted 14 years ago

    Congratulations - that first $100+ check is always the best! smile

  16. Jeffrey Neal profile image71
    Jeffrey Nealposted 14 years ago

    Congrats Kidgas!

  17. Anamika S profile image68
    Anamika Sposted 14 years ago

    Congratulations Kidgas!

    I joined Xomba over a year back. But started posting xomblubs only from last month. I hope that it would be rewarding.

  18. Trsmd profile image58
    Trsmdposted 14 years ago

    congrats for earning your physical money from hubpages..

  19. europewalker profile image80
    europewalkerposted 14 years ago

    Congrats! Good job

  20. itcoll profile image59
    itcollposted 14 years ago

    that is great job mate.i never knew xomba was good for making money.i will try it.

  21. Kidgas profile image63
    Kidgasposted 14 years ago

    That is impressive to hit $40 in a week like that.  You are truly a professional.  I have read some of your stuff.

    1. sunforged profile image72
      sunforgedposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      On Xomba, its all about keywords, you can very easily control the ads that appear...I use only xombytes across two accounts, after backlinking ALL my hubs than all of my referrals hubs! and then some of my web pages...and seeing quick earnings, I started submitting links and unique summaries for high paying as far as xomba goes, dont waste your time reading any of my work! just use your keyword research tools its an awesome way to test a keyword out..if it i can spend two minutes setting up a xomblurb and it performs well than I have motivation to post a hub, if that performs well, than i might make a site

      this week because of weird lows in hub based adsense earnings, xomba is actually teh bigger earner...but if i also took in account ebay, amazon and my other aff networks- hubs blows xomba away

  22. Ladybird33 profile image68
    Ladybird33posted 14 years ago

    Congrats, that is awesome!  Thanks for the tips too, much appreciated.

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    dnrkrishnan25posted 14 years ago

    All the best...

  24. emievil profile image68
    emievilposted 14 years ago

    Congrats Kidgas.

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    mtsi1098posted 14 years ago

    congrats on your check...

  26. Ultimate Hubber profile image65
    Ultimate Hubberposted 14 years ago

    Congratz Kidgas. You deserved a bigger check though.

    I am sure the next one will come in less time and with a bigger amount.

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    Teeseybabeposted 14 years ago

    Congratulations on getting your first cheque. I hope you spend it on something good.
    I have been surprised at how few clicks I have had - i know no one can ask people to click but I would have thought hubbers would know how best to show there appreciation of a hub they have read I always try to after I have enjoyed a hub.
    I shall take a look at xomba
    Thanks again

    1. Lily Rose profile image87
      Lily Roseposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      So you're saying that you know no one can ask hubbers to click, but you're basically asking them to??  In my opinion, not a good way to get fans here.

    2. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      What you're "asking" people to do is unethical and potentially incredibly harmful at the very least.  You don't ever click on another hubber's ads. It is an attempt to cheat the system and you will get someone shut down by Adsense.  You're not doing ANYONE any favors by doing that.

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        Teeseybabeposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Sorry I have no wish to be unethical or harmful. Maybe just my being new has meant a lack of understanding. But if you are saying no hubber uses the ads that appear - who does? Are you saying that if I read a hub and see an ad which is interesting I mustn't click on it? I thought it was just ads on my own hubs that I couldnt click on.

        1. sunforged profile image72
          sunforgedposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          because of the various ways our adsense ids are shared around the site..its safer to just not click ads, and certainly never use an adclick as a "thank you"... that being said, I click an ad if it fills me with curiosity ( i dont even notice im doing it)and I dont request that hub users avoid my own ads. many users feel safer not having to worry about google messing up their accounts because another hub user behaved suspiciously. I know who my referrals are and would not click an ad on their pages.

          But until you understand how adsense works, know the TOS and the strict way they are enforced and realize how ids are shared across the site...its better to just avoid adsense ads.

  28. Lily Rose profile image87
    Lily Roseposted 14 years ago

    I just checked and I've earned $2.11 so far for December from Xomba, compared to just $0.85 last month, but I signed up in late November.  So far, not too bad, I think - hope it keeps up!

    1. Kidgas profile image63
      Kidgasposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      And there is still lots of month left.  I, too, am doing well so far in just the first few days of the month at Xomba.

  29. alexandriaruthk profile image62
    alexandriaruthkposted 14 years ago

    thats great,

  30. Passport Guide profile image60
    Passport Guideposted 14 years ago

    Congrats! Just proof that it can be done.

  31. Kidgas profile image63
    Kidgasposted 14 years ago

    Thanks so much everyone.

    @alexandria---you are off to a quick start with 7 hubs in four days.  Keep it up.

  32. kmackey32 profile image64
    kmackey32posted 14 years ago

    I have made it to 44$ is all. smile

    1. Kidgas profile image63
      Kidgasposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.  I have almost 3 times as many hubs.  Plus some of my money has come from other sites.

  33. PurpleOne profile image78
    PurpleOneposted 14 years ago

    Excellent job! So far I have made just $4 after writing for about a month but I hope to some day reach payout like you. smile

    1. Kidgas profile image63
      Kidgasposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I earned $4.15 my first month.  I am far from an expert also.  There are many who have done much better and more quickly.

  34. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 14 years ago

    Teeseybabe, I know you're new.  I know you're learning.  If I wasn't trying to help I could have just kept on going and not said a word.  You're not the only one who thinks they're helping by doing it.  I don't want that kind of help.  I enjoy having my Adsense account.

    In my opinion, if you're writing at HubPages to make money (versus just for fun, or for creative reasons), you shouldn't be trying to make money off other hubbers clicking around on your articles.

    I realize we're all consumers too, but I will not risk anyone losing their accounts because I clicked on their ads.  It has happened to people.

    Your goal should be to reach outsiders via search engine traffic.  THEY are the ones you want to click on your ads. They are the ones you want buying your Amazon products.

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      Teeseybabeposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Okay I understand - dont click on ads no matter what- they are just for outsiders from search engines - I really hadnt read that anywhere before.I really wasnt suggesting we all spend all day clicking on each others ads just saying that if I found it interesting then I would click the hubbers ad i really didnt think i was breaching ad code and am sorry if that is how it came accross.
      It does Seem a shame as most people viewing our hubs are in all probability hubbers themselves.Yes I am writing for enjoyment.But part of that is to see if I can earn any money - isnt that what this thread is celebrating?

  35. shanekruger profile image60
    shanekrugerposted 14 years ago

    Well Done Buddy, Keep it UP!

  36. travelespresso profile image69
    travelespressoposted 14 years ago

    Congrats on your success to date.

  37. Kidgas profile image63
    Kidgasposted 14 years ago

    Thanks everyone.


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