I have posted 9 Hubs but not showing any money coming in, what am I missing?
It seems like I'm jumping through hoops. When I think I'm done then I have to take another jump before I start making money only to find the jumping is a continues battle. I feel like this is more of a hobby than a job and right now in my life, I don't have time for hobbies. When I try to find the answers, it's like calling 411 and not getting a real person with time wasted. Thank you for your help.
You are missing nothing but only one thing that is luck!
time, patience and persistence. If it was easy everyone would be doing it and making tons of money. The fact of the matter is if you want to be a freelancer for a living - hubs alone is not going to do it. HP is a great addition - you can use hubs to polish your writing skills, show to potential clients, and even for residual income, but it isn't for replacing your day job with alone.
It is going to take some time. How many views are you getting? You can increase your views by being involved in the Hubpages community, and by other means like advertising your articles on the web. Many new authors here don't realize you are going to need thousands of hits to make a little bit of money. Hope this helps, keep on writing.
Unless you advertise your existing hubs like crazy, you probably won't see much in the way of returns from 9 hubs. If you had 90, you would probably be earning change each day with the potential to get one payout from google each year. Not much, but it is a bonus when you enjoy writing.
Sorry, when I said 'advertise your existing hubs' I meant back linking through social networking sites and websites with similar subject matter. It can be done entirely for free, but it is exhausting.
This sounds so familiar. I felt this way many times during my first 6 months or so and questioned whether or not it was worth it. It will definitely take more than 2 months and 9 hubs before you can see any real money, maybe a year. It depends on what your goals (long term and short term) and purpose for being here are when determining if it's worth the time and effort. It almost feels like being tricked and trapped after you see what it really takes to reap the benefits and how many hoops there really are. I cannot give advice on what you should do but I encourage you to be patient and hang in there IF writing is something you love and do well.
You are definitely not missing anything. Here in HubPages, you need more than nine hubs to make money. It will take you a year or more to make money here. It took me nearly a year before I got my first payout and you know what, I am happy with it, it could be better. But all the advises that I got when I was new here were helpful in writing my articles. I will carry on writing here but if you want quick payments, there is another website called Webanswers you could have a look at. I found Webanswers by accident and believe me the pay out is good especially if you are good at giving good quality answers to questions and get awarded.
If you write well, publish good quality hubs and sustain your output eventually you'll start earning money, no doubt. But as for when that income starts - that's an unknown. How much money you make is also dependent on number, quality and popularity of your hubs.
To make regular money on HP think half marathon (even marathon!) not sprint.
Persist. Keep writing and publishing and aim for featured hubs. Learn everything you can from HP Learning Center.
I wish you well!
I went to your profile section and found your hubs interesting, diverse and well written. I am sure that if you keep writing more AND self-promote more you will start to see money. I would recommend that you take a lot at sites like Google+ and join the groups that share you interests. For example a food site. Often these groups have thousands of folowers. Each time you write a new hub, post the link to your hub. This will increase traffic. Next, every 6 months to a year, revise or update some of your older hubs and re-post them as well.
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