We have some pretty good earners these days. There was an issue where PayPal has a max limit of $10,000 per payment to authors from the mass payment API. When an author went over $10K, we had to issue a second payment manually.
We anticipate more authors going over this threshold, so now we've upgraded and automated the process to handle payments over $10K automatically. It looks like this in your balance history.
Thanks for depressing the rest of us, Paul, who thought we were doing well here! I never dreamed that anybody could make that much money in one month. I have almost two million views and am not even close! What am I doing wrong?????
Some topics just have more traffic than the rest. I'm currently trying to get a hub of mine to the first page (it's on the second page). If I get it to the first page it has over 59k monthly searches for the exact term. I have quite a few first spot rankings and some 0 rank too. But the search volumes are a few thousand a month.
Well, I do have a limited number of people who read hubs like mine as well as lots of competition from people who write online for my topic. However, it's what I know, and there's no getting around that. Lately I've been adding more details to my hubs where possible and no have a few in the 2000 to 2500 word range. 3,000? I don't think I'll ever make that one without adding fillers!
If I knew about topics such as gaming, fishing, motorcycling and the like, I'd probably do better...but, that ain't me!
For the few hubs you've written your views are amazing, and I applaud you.
Yeah, I would like to know the highest per hub income here on HP Mid April I should hit my 1M. But with tomato season approaching I think it should be sooner. I need to get working on those damn hubs lol. I want to make them all stellar and some need to move to the niche sites. Time time time.
But alexadrys hubs have always been amazing. I remember once there was a contest for people to ask questions and hubbers write hubs to answer them. Alexadry was the one who wrote a hub on my only question there.
You would need to at least get over 1 million ad impressions a month! This is assuming a CPM of $10. I have no idea how many actual views that would translate into being. But no I would not feel bad. Some stand alone websites can't make this kind of traffic.
What you see on keyword tools are usually CPC (cost per click that you would probably pay for advertising for that keyword on the Google search results page) and not cost per million that the website would earn. What you see on the HP Ad program report and your Googe Adsesne report is the CPM.
Is it so? I have been assuming that is the earning rate for content creating websites. CPMs on Google Adsense are very low showing less than 2 Dollars per CPM and in most cases, it is only One per CPM.
Doyou know how to look for your CPM? Go to your account page, then earnings, then select earning reports, then move down that page and select "ad program" under the "choose report type". When you click on "submit" it will tell you the number of impressions and the CPM for the period you have selected.
I'm not the expert here. But I would think that the base CPM is based on the category your hub falls under and I would think that the country of your traffic plays a role too. It just makes sense. Someone on the staff would be the best for this.
Also, I have a feeling your personal CPM does in part depend on the actual ad clicks your hubs generate. This is unlikely, but it could be a factor.
To me, the most amazing part of that screenshot is that almost all of the earnings came from the ad program (almost nothing from Amazon). This writer has to get several million readers per month, or at least did for this past December.
Paul, you didn't ask me if I was okay with you sharing a screenshot of my balance page.
On a serious note, that's amazing. I thought I was doing a decent job. Obviously nowhere close to the best, but you say many are expected to hit that threshold implies many are close. This is great news indeed.
Here's the key, and it's not a secret. The vast majority of big earners write in-depth evergreen articles. They cover a niche. They either have deep knowledge of the area and/or excellent research skills.
If I were going to just focus on maximizing my earnings: 1. Pick a topic area I know well (hobby or vocation) 2. Create a list of evergreen titles that aren't covered extensively online 3. Original writing and imagery with a target of 3,000 words that is nicely organized with subtitles and supporting content.
It's not a get rich quick plan, but it will produce sustainable long-term earnings.
Here is an example of an article by an author, I'd encourage folks to check out the writing style (bite-sized chunks), her focus, depth, and consistency.
This hub by Adrienne Farricelli is a great example. But it's causing me to have to do something I never even thought of before. I've been working for some time on a dog-related hub (my second). With everybody's attention having been drawn to Adrienne's corpus, and because it's a subject outside of what I normally do, I was afraid it would seem that I decided to try to hop on the dog gravy train. I just wanted to get it on the record that that is not the case.
Adrienne Janet Farricelli has been on HubPages for 10 years and has 1,278 articles published. She sticks to her niche (Dogs) which is and always will be a subject that is very much in demand. Her layout and construction of the content are clear and concise. She uses several explanatory videos. She is also highly qualified in her subject and does a LOT of research. There are no less than 10 links to sources at the bottom of the article Paul put up as an example.
That's the way to go.
Thank you Paul for showing us the light at the end of the tunnel.
It is unfortunate that people prefer to come here to play games instead of writing. This forum contains some vital information, yet when I tried to find it I found that it was buried under qoutes and games.
I use keep by google to bookmark things - you can save a link directly to a forum and even leave yourself a note about what it is and why you want to come back to it etc. It's highly unlikely HP is going to separate the HP/Writing only boards from the off topic boards, so that's an alternative for you.
Funny, I just stumbled across a thread from 4 years ago. Dr. Mark asking if anyone was writing 40 hours a week on HP and making a living at it. Everyone said "No, that is insane. It could all be gone in a minute." Any job can be gone in a minute. I wish I had 1200 articles right now lol.
Haha yeah. But you can earn very well with 49 too I'm sure. If they are getting traffic find out what you are ranking for, improve and add more content on those sections of the hub and it counts for more than writing a new hub.
lobobrandon´s comment about adding more keywords to the articles you already have is very important. I am using a keyword tool and plan on going through all of my hubs in the coming months and optimizing them so that they answer more questions and are more useful to the people that are typing into their search engine. I am also trying to follow Paul´s advice and making more of my articles 2000 or more words. Not sure if I will ever earn as much here as the person that Paul is referring to, but I do intend on seeing all of my hubs in the top three on the appropriate Google search. And yeah, having 1200 articles would be nice.
Thanks for that advice but you are incorrect. The longer article is more likely to be moved up in the search engine rankings. If it does have better page rank, it will get more views. If you have more people viewing the hub, they can pick and choose what is useful to them. Not reading through an entire article does not indicate laziness. Writing a very short article that does not provide necessary information is.
No, it is not a secret. I have used several to compare. I used the Google keyword tool earlier but that is not available as it was. I also used sem.rush on another advice and it was very helpful. They have a free trial but it runs out quickly. I have also downloaded a keyword tool from WordZe and that is the one I am using at the moment. It seems to be working fine but I am still waiting for more results to come in. I would appreciate hearing about any other programs that others have used.
No, not that I have been able to find. It seems pretty weak when compared to the sem.rush spreadsheet, but it does provide some keywords that I may have missed and the average monthly searches for that keyword. It may be a case of "get what you pay for".