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  1. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 7 days ago

    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.


    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13908309.png

    1. Bedbugabscond profile image99
      Bedbugabscondposted 7 days agoin reply to this

      Interesting issue. Oh happy day, though! Thanks for sharing.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 days agoin reply to this

      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?????

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 7 days agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 days agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 7 days agoin reply to this

            Yeah, I would like to know the highest per hub income here on HP smile 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.

        2. EricFarmer8x profile image97
          EricFarmer8xposted 7 days agoin reply to this

          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.

        3. Venkatachari M profile image57
          Venkatachari Mposted 7 days agoin reply to this

          But, I never think that anybody can make $10,000 in a month. It requires ten million views in a month to reach that much payment.

          1. Susana S profile image97
            Susana Sposted 6 days agoin reply to this

            I'd say more like 2-3 million views per month but it could be less if Amazon sales are good.

            1. Venkatachari M profile image57
              Venkatachari Mposted 6 days agoin reply to this

              I think One Dollar makes one thousand views. So, one thousand dollars need one million views without any Amazon products.

              1. Susana S profile image97
                Susana Sposted 6 days agoin reply to this

                That's a very low cpm. $5-10 is more common, especially lately.

                1. Venkatachari M profile image57
                  Venkatachari Mposted 6 days agoin reply to this

                  Thanks for enlightening me. But, I don't have any such idea. Even though some show up while searching on the Keyword Tool.

                  1. lobobrandon profile image90
                    lobobrandonposted 6 days agoin reply to this

                    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.

                  2. DrMark1961 profile image99
                    DrMark1961posted 6 days agoin reply to this

                    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.

            2. lobobrandon profile image90
              lobobrandonposted 6 days agoin reply to this

              Yeah that's the thing, 2-3 sounds about right. But that's a huge chunk of the HP views right, considering Maven says HP brings in 40M unique monthly visitors.

              1. Susana S profile image97
                Susana Sposted 6 days agoin reply to this

                Yep it is. Would love to know which account it is!

                1. lobobrandon profile image90
                  lobobrandonposted 6 days agoin reply to this

                  I'm pretty sure Alexadry is one of them. The one Paul liked out to. She's got quality and numbers, both.

    3. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 7 days agoin reply to this

      Wow!

    4. clivewilliams profile image83
      clivewilliamsposted 6 days agoin reply to this

      Thanks fpr letting out my secret.

    5. Thelma Alberts profile image89
      Thelma Albertsposted 34 hours agoin reply to this

      OMG! Awesome! I never thought someone earns that much here.

    6. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 16 hours agoin reply to this

      How much of that is collecting off the work of others from the referral program?

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 14 hours agoin reply to this

        If someone was collecting a lot from referrals, I'm sure the highest earner would be the person who was referred to right?

        1. Solaras profile image100
          Solarasposted 14 hours agoin reply to this

          I think that program is dead now and no one is earning referral funds, but I could be wrong.

      2. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 14 hours agoin reply to this

        Update.

        I understand the others' attempts at protectiveness, distraction, and obfuscation; but I really need to know. An email is fine.

        10%? 50%? 90%?

        Paul?

  2. theraggededge profile image99
    theraggededgeposted 7 days ago

    My word, I can't wait to hit $10K. In One month? Amazing.

  3. EricDockett profile image98
    EricDockettposted 7 days ago

    Wow!

    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.

    Very inspiring.

  4. sallybea profile image98
    sallybeaposted 7 days ago

    That is incredible and very inspiring.

  5. Kenna McHugh profile image85
    Kenna McHughposted 7 days ago

    Awesome. Congratulations to whoever you are!!!

  6. Chriswillman90 profile image96
    Chriswillman90posted 7 days ago

    I thought that was just a sample, I can't believe someone actually made that much in one month!

    That's a huge motivator.

  7. FlourishAnyway profile image99
    FlourishAnywayposted 7 days ago

    Well that just floors me!  Congratulations to our mystery Hubber extraordinare!

  8. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 7 days ago

    I thought I was doing well lately. Not quite that well though. Better get writing for big wins in the future!

  9. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 7 days ago

    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.

  10. janshares profile image97
    jansharesposted 7 days ago

    yikes You had me at ". . . when an author went over 10K . . ." big_smile

  11. Kristen Howe profile image89
    Kristen Howeposted 7 days ago

    Wow! I'm a long way from there. I was glad to reach my first ever payout not too long ago.  What's the secret to that success?

  12. MelRootsNWrites profile image91
    MelRootsNWritesposted 7 days ago

    And, I thought I was doing good because for once I might make two payouts in a couple of months.  Sure feel lacking now.

    1. EricFarmer8x profile image97
      EricFarmer8xposted 7 days agoin reply to this

      This still sounds good! I am still working towards getting my first payout.

  13. Coffeequeeen profile image83
    Coffeequeeenposted 7 days ago

    Goodness, that is serious money.  I hope one day I will be able to make money like this!

  14. artsofthetimes profile image91
    artsofthetimesposted 7 days ago

    10k?
    Goodness! I can’t breathe!!

  15. Chriswillman90 profile image96
    Chriswillman90posted 7 days ago

    I wish we could get some broad stats on what made this person so successful, maybe things like average word count or what kind of topics they focus on.

    Nothing too detailed or specific, but something that could benefit all of us.

  16. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 7 days ago

    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.

    https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Dog-Health- … What-to-Do

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image99
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 days agoin reply to this

      Roger that. 10-4.

    2. RonElFran profile image99
      RonElFranposted 7 days agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 7 days agoin reply to this

      +1

    4. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 7 days agoin reply to this

      Thanks for those 3 guidelines to achieving success, Paul,  and the great example article. It definitely is about following that basic formula and striving for mastery of it.

  17. Sue Adams profile image99
    Sue Adamsposted 7 days ago

    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.

    1. Titia profile image93
      Titiaposted 7 days ago

      OMG now I'm all depressed sad and have to cry myself in sleep lol

    2. cfjots profile image92
      cfjotsposted 7 days ago

      I am slowly inching towards my first paycheck. It is good to know the pay can be large with hard work and honing skills. I probably will never come anywhere near that, but I will have fun trying

    3. srirad0675 profile image84
      srirad0675posted 6 days ago

      Thank you DrMark1961. Now I know where to look for impressions and CPM.

    4. srirad0675 profile image84
      srirad0675posted 6 days ago

      Thank you Paul.

    5. clivewilliams profile image83
      clivewilliamsposted 6 days ago

      Thanks, now everyone knows my secret!!

    6. Butterfly67 profile image90
      Butterfly67posted 6 days ago

      Wow, I never realised anyone made that much! Thanks for the example Paul and for spurring us all on!

    7. Shirl Urso-Farmer profile image88
      Shirl Urso-Farmerposted 5 days ago

      Wow, very motivational, thank you for sharing! smile

    8. DrMark1961 profile image99
      DrMark1961posted 2 days ago

      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.

      1. ChristinS profile image96
        ChristinSposted 35 hours agoin reply to this

          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.

        1. DrMark1961 profile image99
          DrMark1961posted 35 hours agoin reply to this

          Thanks Christin!

    9. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image83
      SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 28 hours ago

      Can we know the names of such hubbers and titles of their hubs which fetch them such payments, so that we may know what they write or how they write? Earlier there was a page for such high earners.

      1. ChristinS profile image96
        ChristinSposted 20 hours agoin reply to this

           Not a good idea, would encourage people to steal ideas or copycat.  I'd be very upset if I was a top earner in that bracket and someone revealed me.

        1. viryabo profile image86
          viryaboposted 19 hours agoin reply to this

          +1

    10. Solaras profile image100
      Solarasposted 14 hours ago

      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.

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 14 hours agoin reply to this

        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.

      2. DrMark1961 profile image99
        DrMark1961posted 12 hours agoin reply to this

        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.

    11. Miebakagh57 profile image52
      Miebakagh57posted 10 hours ago

      Okay. But try 1500 words. Cos, lazy readers are always around.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image99
        DrMark1961posted 10 hours agoin reply to this

        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.

    12. Miebakagh57 profile image52
      Miebakagh57posted 10 hours ago

      What keyword tool are you using? Is it secret to you alone? Can't fellow hubbers use it? The forum is for sharing.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image99
        DrMark1961posted 10 hours agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 9 hours agoin reply to this

          Does WordZe give you the current terms you are ranking for so that you can improve upon them?

          1. DrMark1961 profile image99
            DrMark1961posted 9 hours agoin reply to this

            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".

            1. lobobrandon profile image90
              lobobrandonposted 9 hours agoin reply to this

              Okay, thanks for the info.

    13. Miebakagh57 profile image52
      Miebakagh57posted 10 hours ago

      I like the idea. Other hubbers can learn the ropes well here. Thanks for the good suggestion.

    14. Miebakagh57 profile image52
      Miebakagh57posted 10 hours ago

      Okay. Enjoy converting and writing the information into a good story. Good luck!

     
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