Do People Really Make Money On Here?

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  1. Isivwe Muobo profile image83
    Isivwe Muoboposted 4 months ago

    I know I don't. I check my account daily and don't see anything (or anything to be encouraged about).

    Is there something I'm not doing right? Could someone help out, please.

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Have you set up your account to enable earnings? … y-HubPages

      1. Isivwe Muobo profile image83
        Isivwe Muoboposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Hi. Yes, I have. I did that when I had 10 articles.

    2. greenmind profile image96
      greenmindposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      I read your article "How to Avoid Being Scammed" and it was interesting. You should think about submitting it to a niche site, maybe ToughNickel. I can tell you, though, that earning money on HP is a long-term proposition. Keep writing and getting better at meeting the site's specific (some say picky) requirements, and keep offering people something they can use, and you'll wind up a couple of years down the road with some meaningful monthly income.

  2. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 4 months ago

    I assume you already have Google AdSense and you have it active in your account. Besides that. . .

    We don’t make much money on HubPages’ home site. I see you have 21 hubs and only 2 are on Letterpile. You need to get all your hubs moved to the appropriate niche sites. That’s where we earn good revenue. 

    In addition, you need to follow all the rules to get your hubs moved. For example, you need to include attribution on your images. You haven’t done that. The images you use need to be free for commercial use and not protected by someone else’s copyright.

    Also, make sure you have your author bio in each hub. You missed a few.

    Keep up the good work, and write more quality hubs. 21 is not many. After a while you'll see what topics work best for you and then you can start concentrating on those niches.

    1. Isivwe Muobo profile image83
      Isivwe Muoboposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Hi, thanks for the detailed response. Yes, I didn't attribute the images I used, although they are all free from pixabay and freepik.

      I'll look into attributing all and will also add the author bio to those I missed (thanks for pointing that out).

      1. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        And don't forget to get them moved. You can submit one every 14 days to a niche site.

        1. Isivwe Muobo profile image83
          Isivwe Muoboposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, I'll edit them and then request for the move. Thanks, Glenn.

  3. DrMark1961 profile image99
    DrMark1961posted 4 months ago

    Do you have an adesense account? Have you entered the adsense number on your account page?
    How many views are you getting, or have you ever had since you started?

    1. Isivwe Muobo profile image83
      Isivwe Muoboposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, I've done that and truthfully, I get very little views. Hoping that will change over time though.

      1. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Without views, you won't make any money. Research a topic in depth, become an expert. Find out what questions people are asking about that subject and then set out to answer them.

        Writing about interesting things, however well-written, won't garner readers unless you do your market research first.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 months ago

    AdSense sucks. Sign up for the HP Ads Program instead. It's where the action is.

    1. Isivwe Muobo profile image83
      Isivwe Muoboposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      I've already done that: did that the first week I when I had 10 articles, but I still don't make more than a cent every few days.

  5. Rupert Taylor profile image97
    Rupert Taylorposted 4 months ago

    FFC says AdSense sucks. I beg to differ. I made 0.03 cents yesterday on Adsense and another 0.03 cents today. So payout will be reached towards the end of 2028. Perhaps, the nurse will bring me a small glass of gin to celebrate before she changes my diaper.

  6. ZxRed profile image93
    ZxRedposted 2 months ago

    I already got paid $200 dollars from Hubpages. $100 from Adsense. This was from my 2 high quality articles and I guess some of it from 5 low quality ones. That's in a span of 3 to 4 years. After my 4th payout I was convinced that hubpages is real. All it takes is patience. I thought that if only I had invested into quality articles the first time I joined, I would racking dollars per month. Now, I'm really into. I committed to write a high quality article at least once a week. I consider hubpages like a bank. You're not depositing money in it but it gives you the interest. Invest in high quality articles and after a year, you'll reap the harvest.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 2 months ago

    Not self promotion. It's not on my profile and you will never find it. big_smile

  8. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 2 months ago

    The HP Ad Program is perking right along. So that's good.


    First, you have to get past the editor/curator barricade.

    Then you have to get past the Google algorithm barricade.

    And then there are also all sorts of other obstructions and outright sabotage thrown in your path.

    And as time progresses, it's only going to get worse. In fact, I'm seeing one thing Google is now doing that equates to a nuclear detonation as far as many of our articles are concerned; been going on for awhile. I'm sure others have also noticed what that is. I'm not going to elaborate; let someone else serve up that particular bit of information.

  9. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 2 months ago

    Took a lot of time and a ton of work, but my little account is becoming more and more a winner.

    If I had any sort of drive and focus at all, I'd be making twice what I'm making, but I'm a very lazy person. I just like to write, and am apparently decent enough at it, and paid enough attention to what was going on to figure out some basic ideas to steadily put into motion.

  10. scarlettsmith694 profile image60
    scarlettsmith694posted 2 months ago

    I did not write yet but I have heard from one of my friend that If people likes the article then you can earn the money from this platform.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Well yeah, there's no guarantee a thing will make money. It has to be good.

      1. scarlettsmith694 profile image60
        scarlettsmith694posted 2 months agoin reply to this

        Yeah you have to engage people for the article or thread or try another there are so many methods which you can try to earn money.

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          I don't try to engage people at all. I used to do that, but I didn't make much money. I try to provide pure information and insights into that information which other people may not have.

          I'm not trying to socialize. I'm trying to provide education, I guess, for persons interested in my subjects. It would be best If I did both, but I guess i'm not to that level yet.

          1. scarlettsmith694 profile image60
            scarlettsmith694posted 2 months agoin reply to this

            That's really good that you provide pure information but with complete information you have to socialize also.
            That's just my suggestion
            And yeah its true without correct information you can not educate others. that is a good thing that you doing.

            1. DrMark1961 profile image99
              DrMark1961posted 2 months agoin reply to this

              People are not going to spend the time to read your article just to socialize. You should answer all of their questions and then if they still need help they can leave a comment and ask for other info.
              I am with Wesman on this. My time is limited and I do not want to use this as a social media site.

  11. Savio Dawson profile image95
    Savio Dawsonposted 2 months ago

    I am earning now. The frequency of payout has improved. Almost every two months, I am witnessing a payout. In fact, I am on track right now to have payouts every month. So, yes, hubpages works.

    Just work on your hubs and try submitting them to niche sites. I think none of your articles are on niche sites at the moment. Try doing that.

    Also, one other thing I witnessed was when I wrote about varied topics, the site views weren't that great. So, I removed articles about business and positive mind (although there are still a few) and just left the hubs with "fastest" tags. It worked, and the views increased. Now, I presume that is because of being specific. I am not an expert in this area, but you may check that as well.

  12. Valeant profile image97
    Valeantposted 2 months ago

    One of the ways I promote some of my articles, is to find a niche group on facebook.  For example, I hike the Adirondacks and write up a trip report after each hike to help the next hiker looking for information on the hike I just took.  I submit my article to the appropriate subpage here (skyaboveus).  There's a facebook group of around 17,000 people who hike the Adirondacks that I then post the link to.  It brings in traffic to my hubs. 

    It also helps to write quality hubs with easily searchable titles.  When I do a search for my stuff, most of the stuff that's making money is on the first page with a google search now.

    But like everyone says, it's a process.  I make a few bucks and add some new content every year.  Some is therapeutic, some is aimed at making profit.

  13. BenjiRoss profile image72
    BenjiRossposted 2 months ago

    I've just started here at hubpages and am facing the usual indecisions about what to write and the frustrations of perceived article quality. As expected, my first few random articles have only a handful of views. I've earned less than a cent as per the stats page.
    No worries though, as most people advice exploring and then finding your comfort zone over a few months before articles start getting good enough for enough views and earnings.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Sometimes an article will sit around and do nothing much for six months to a year, then all of a sudden, Google decides the article is great, and it starts getting lots and lots of traffic.

      You've got to have a ton of patience to do this gig, and besides that, you have to enjoy the learning how and what works, and then the process of it all too.

      1. CMHypno profile image94
        CMHypnoposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        One of the joys of having been around a long time is that I have been through all the ups and downs.  I used to get upset and anxious, but now it doesn't bother me, I just ride it out.  Patience is the key.  Also a love of writing for it's own sake. Also you can't always predict what hubs will pull in the traffic, so write about what interests you and what you know about.

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          I definitely can't predict. I really should do that whole keyword research thing, I'm just too stubborn. I want to write whatever I'm thinking about at the time.

          I sometimes think something is fantastic, and the editors here just don't think so. Other times I think something is merely okay, and the editors, and then the internet audience at large, seem to think it is pretty good.

          Definitely an adventure. I'm still adventuring. You have to enjoy it to begin with, and I still enjoy it.

  14. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 2 months ago

    You can expect to earn between $3-7 per 1,000 organic views on average. Right now, you have less than 10,000 views, and many of those are likely internal (from other hubbers after you published).

    To really earn, you need to create content that ranks in Google or is organically shared on Social Media.

    Yes, people do earn here. I've earned thousands over the years. It goes up and down based on a variety of factors, but you can earn.

    Read the help centre guides, get your articles onto niche sites, learn about SEO and google titles and choosing non-competitive topics. Create Made for Pinterest images. Share to Flipboard. There are lots of options out there smile all the best!

    1. DrMark1961 profile image99
      DrMark1961posted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Do you know if Flipboard has "blackballed" all of the HP niche sites? I used to get traffic there and see articles from the niche sites. I no longer see HP sites listed there, and usually get no traffic from Flipboard.

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        I'm not especially smart or anything, but that Flipboard thing just seemed off to me. Kinda like that whole phase where people were doing that Bubble ews thing? I never touched that either. That's twice in my life I've been right. Heh.

        Facebook was my big promotion place. I've been permanently banned from Facebook for having traditional values. Guess I'll stay out of the promotion game, and just write stuff.

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Over 9 years ago when I was attempting to get into this stuff, this WryLit person was already a friggin' expert here.

      So basically I'm just stating that though I've increased my level of success several hundred times, WryLit is the sort of person who's advice one should really be paying attention to.


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