Which Factors Affect Earnings?

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  1. Ben716 profile image90
    Ben716posted 8 weeks ago

    I have been reading discussion topics about earnings but I am still not making sense of the earnings trend starting late last year. 
    Starting this year, I am earning a few dollars which is depressing. Looking at the traffic, I'm getting an average of 1000 views daily which was the case last year. Thus, I don't understand why  earnings is different when the views haven't reduced.
    Are there any other factors that determine the rate of earning apart from views?

    1. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

      Yes. Earnings fluctuate because advertisers may increase or reduce the amount of advertising they place on HubPages. They also vary the amount they will pay for such advertising.

      So before Christmas, 1k views per day may be worth around $5, but after Christmas, the advertisers' budgets change... and so do your earnings.

      1. Ben716 profile image90
        Ben716posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        Thank you, theraggededge for providing the insight.

    2. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

      Earnings as far as I know are affected by the CPM value and also the use of AdBlockers so you can have increased views but not get proportionate earnings.

      1. Ben716 profile image90
        Ben716posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        Thank you, chef-de-jour. It makes sense.

    3. promisem profile image97
      promisemposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

      The amount of online content worldwide is growing faster than the amount of online advertising. So there is more competition for the money.

      Also, big websites like Google, Facebook and Amazon are grabbing a larger share of the advertising.

      1. Ben716 profile image90
        Ben716posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        It's true there are more contents than advertisement and the large share of advertisement owned by Google, Amazon and Facebook.
        Thank you, promisem

  2. Titia profile image92
    Titiaposted 8 weeks ago

    CPM's are rather low in comparison to same period last year. At least in my case.

    1. Ben716 profile image90
      Ben716posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      I have witnessed too. The value is so slow compared to last year.

    2. CYong74 profile image96
      CYong74posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Mine has been almost halved too.

      1. Ben716 profile image90
        Ben716posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        That is a sad reality. Mine is more than halved.

 
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