How Much Do You Earn?

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  1. Blue and Gray profile image81
    Blue and Grayposted 11 months ago

    Hello Everyone!

    I am curious as to how much you earn for the articles that you publish here in Hub Pages. I am a new "hubber" and I want to know everything that I need to know in this ecosystem. Thanks smile

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hi there, welcome.

      It's against HubPages rules to share how much we earn in the forum. However, I can tell you that a few people earn over $10k per month.

      If you want to learn more about HubPages, spend some time at the Learning Center:

      https://hubpageshelp.com/

      You'll see a tab at the top of the page labelled, 'Making Money'.

      1. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Actually it's not against the rules to tell how much you earn. That was clarified in another forum thread. What is against the rules is telling what your CPMs are.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          That is correct, however, it still shows as a TOS issue.  I have asked the team to get rid of that statement if they are not going to enforce it because it's unfair to writers to make them think it's against the TOS when the team is choosing to ignore it when someone shares earnings.  Also, you cannot share CPC OR CPM numbers.

      2. Blue and Gray profile image81
        Blue and Grayposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you so much for the link. Great help.

      3. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
        Matt Wellsposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Hubbers are allowed to disclose their earnings, but it is against TOS to reveal CPM and CPC.

        1. EricFarmer8x profile image96
          EricFarmer8xposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          I made about $22 last month and this has been my best month so far. I will earn enough money to cash out for the first time this month. I know this is pretty small compared to some people but I am happy so far. My goal is to get to my first month where I earn over $50 and I can cash out every month. I have calculated that I would need to double my current amount of views for this to happen. I think I can get this done by the end of the year as long as I pick good topics.

          1. lobobrandon profile image88
            lobobrandonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            You'll get there. Just need to repeat what you are already doing.

          2. NateB11 profile image92
            NateB11posted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Yeah, Brandon's right. You're doing well considering you've been here about a year and a half and have 18 articles.

            1. EricFarmer8x profile image96
              EricFarmer8xposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Really only five months actually. I made my account a year ago but I didn't do anything with it and just let it stagnant. I only really started to use my account in November last year.

              I had an account years ago but I wasn't very motivated to write as I didn't really know what I was doing. I found it recently and deleted it. I didn't really have anything noteworthy from that time anyways and everything was unpublished.

              1. NateB11 profile image92
                NateB11posted 11 months agoin reply to this

                Well, then you're doing really well. It took me a couple years to even reach payout on this account. But after that I started writing on another account and used what I'd learned about writing online over the years and was able to make payout within months. And that account has considerably less articles on it.

    2. robhampton profile image93
      robhamptonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I saw on a post not long ago from a staff member (it was in yellow) that it's ok to post our earnings. They said just don't post cpm amounts. I don't trust that and will take no chances violating the TOS. I can say that I can now easily see how people are breaking that 10k mark. I'm not there yet, but don't see any reason why I can't be eventually. I am a "seasonal" writer (swimming pools) last year during peak (May-Sept) traffic was between 3,000 - 5,000 impressions/day and equalled decent money. But that's when the CPM was much lower. My traffic has already increased and I expect during peak season this year, I will make a VERY substantial monthly payout for several months. I've added a few more articles since last year so it helps traffic. Between the increase in CPM and increase in traffic, I could easily quit my day job, unfortunately my traffic is extremely seasonal. I'm now seeing a massive global increase in traffic, meaning that my pool articles are getting popular in other countries "summer" that is starting to make up for the lack of traffic on the US winter. Not even close to what's coming, but here's a screen shot of yesterday's difference from last year
      https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13979309.png

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        I saw that same post which is what prompted me to email the team.  This is where I found out that the team currently is not enforcing the TOS statement about not sharing earnings or their derivatives, which also made me nervous.  If you're going to have a rule, either enforce it or dump it.

      2. Blue and Gray profile image81
        Blue and Grayposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        this is a great insight for a new Hubber like me. Thanks smile

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 11 months ago

    This is the wrong day to ask. lol

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Ha ha... I'm just waiting to take our Easter Sunday roast dinner out of the oven big_smile

  3. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image97
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 11 months ago

    Enough that it's the same as if I had a part time job, except I don't have to find child care - whoohooo!

    Theraggededge gave you a good link, read up there smile

    1. Blue and Gray profile image81
      Blue and Grayposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      That is good to hear. I like to write, but at the same I am also looking for passive income. Thanks for your comment.

      1. theraggededge profile image98
        theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        You'll have to write a lot before you can generate passive income. I think I had around 70 hubs during my non HP writing period.

  4. blueheron profile image94
    blueheronposted 11 months ago

    I make enough that I get a payout every month--and sometimes it's quite a few buck over the $50 minimum payout. It took time to get to that point, and I made few contributions for two or three years after I first launched with a large number of initial contributions.

    I think there are several factors for reaching decent earnings. The first one would be to write subject matter that is of interest to a known and large audience.The second is to write it well and with knowledge and expertise. Other factors are some skill in SEO, and some ability as far as promoting your hubs.

    I'm not good at promoting my hubs. I post them to Pintrest and to Facebook groups that are interested in my subject matter. There are probably many other ways I don't know about.

    I would actually appreciate some enlightenment on that last issue.

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Apart from Pinterest, I never promote mine. Other people do though big_smile Some get picked up and shared on Facebook and Stumbleupon. I'd rather write than faff about with social media.

      1. JanisaChatte profile image93
        JanisaChatteposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        How does promoting on pinterest work? I assume it has something to do with linking to your articles using images, but I still don't fully understand.

        1. robhampton profile image93
          robhamptonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          I'm not sure. I still get traffic from Pinterest, but haven't been on there for years. I think it's just a matter of how well something circulates on there

          1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 11 months agoin reply to this

            If  you check Google Analytics and go to the overview of social networks you can see how many Pinterest views you get.  Some people do extremely well there.

        2. DrMark1961 profile image97
          DrMark1961posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Here is a recent forum posted from Eric that has a lot of relevant info:
          https://hubpages.com/community/forum/33 … -pinterest
          It is worth spending your time on if you are just starting out. Boa sorte.

        3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          It's very simple, really,  all you do is click on  the P under one of your article photos and a screen opens up giving you the choice of creating a "board" or adding it to a board you already have, either of which you have to label.   If people click on your photo it takes them back to your article which creates a page view for you.

        4. Jean Bakula profile image95
          Jean Bakulaposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          You can make a pinterest board about a subject you write about here. Then post pictures from each hub and it will bring people directly to the hub, and hopefully they will read it.

          But don't just go on Pinterest to do that, or they get annoyed. Make sure you post other people's work too, so they don't feel used by you. It's a good way to find people interested in your subjects. Just spread the love around, make a few boards and collect some pictures that aren't to promote your own work. I recently was surprised how much of my traffic comes from there. Good luck.

    2. Blue and Gray profile image81
      Blue and Grayposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      yeah, I realized that it needs quite some time before I establish myself in this ecosystem. Nevertheless, it's still a good avenue to write. Thanks a lot!

  5. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 11 months ago

    I make three figures. Would be nice if I could make that jump up to four. Might happen with this new Maven thing. Or I could start writing more articles.


    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13979317.jpg

    1. robhampton profile image93
      robhamptonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Your dog should be on a diet lol. What a cute dog!

      1. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Lol

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      For the first time since  I've been here, my March figures made the jump to four from three.  Pretty happy about this and am hoping it continues.

  6. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 months ago

    You earn commissions. There is no set amount earned for publishing anything. The amount could be from zero to infinity.

    Ignore persons who immediately imagine you are asking questions about CPMs, etc, which you obviously did not ask.

    1. Blue and Gray profile image81
      Blue and Grayposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the direct answer smile I didn't actually get what CPMs are or what they do, but I think it's something that I should learn over the next days.

      1. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        CPM is how much you earn per thousand views.

        1. NateB11 profile image92
          NateB11posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          To find it on your earnings reports page, click on the drop-down/filter and click on "ad program" and it will give you stats just for the ad program and will show your CPMs.

  7. Chriswillman90 profile image97
    Chriswillman90posted 11 months ago

    The next few months should be interesting. The boost has been great, just turned March from a bottom earner last year to one of my highest earning months this year.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      March was my all time best month. I am looking forward to April.

      1. Solaras profile image96
        Solarasposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Mine too. Encouraging me to write new articles here!  An algorithm change seems to have boosted HP and damaged my little bolg.

  8. ValKaras profile image85
    ValKarasposted 11 months ago

    Let me guess---you are not likely to get any straight answers, simply because people don't like revealing their earnings, whether from HP or otherwise.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      +1

    2. Ben716 profile image88
      Ben716posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      You are right. It's not easy.

  9. Ben716 profile image88
    Ben716posted 11 months ago

    Currently, I am earning better than the last six years. Getting views of over 500 people is quite encouraging unlike the past years I used to get less than one hundred views in a month. However, I am confident a person can become a full-time writer at HP, or earning on HP will act as supplement income. It's worth it considering the position HP is in Alexa rank.

  10. blueheron profile image94
    blueheronposted 11 months ago

    I started writing for Hubpages about the time I retired. It makes a nice supplement to a retirement income--and if I'd started sooner, it would be a lot more. I often suggest hubbing to older people (which is just about the only people I know).

    Assuming Hubpages will be around over the long haul, there are many young people who could just about retire on Hubpages earnings, if they devoted time to it over the years and gradually built up a large number of hubs. While I probably won't live that long, lots of other people will.

  11. huntnfish profile image97
    huntnfishposted 11 months ago

    To answer the original question, MUCH more than I ever thought I would. Just find your niche, consider your audience, and provide top quality content.

    The easiest way to quickly get consistent, targeted traffic is to effectively answer a question that the internet currently cannot provide an answer for. Ask yourself what you know that the internet doesn't, and share that.

 
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