I'm amazed at the immense earnings on hubpages. if they can squeeze off a penny to give ya for page views. why in a few years you would have enough for a payout!
ya'll know I'm kinda joking, but really?
Yeah, it's harder now. Ten years ago when I first joined, it took me over a year to see payout, but that's because I was posting poetry. Poetry isn't something that lends itself to organic search. Once I started widening my creative horizons, I began to enjoy passive income. Passive being the key word.
I still enjoy passive income despite the fact that I haven't posted but a couple of articles in the past couple of years. That said, thank goodness for my day job or I'd be homeless right now!
It takes a lot of work, but some writers do well. I am passive with HP and do fairly well.
If you are writing on HP to earn money, then you will need to spend some time trying to get your existing articles on one of the HP Network sites (other than LetterPile, which is typically low-earning). This is the only way that I have been able to reach payout monthly, sometimes hitting four figures in the right season. Good luck to you!
I agree. Both LetterPile and Discover are low earners. Neither site attracts organic searchers.
In the last few weeks, I've received a lot of organic traffic to my articles on LetterPile. Discover also drives a lot of organic traffic to a number of my articles.
LetterPile is no longer just for creative writing; there are now many educational articles available there as well (like philosophical and religious articles). I believe there are many high-quality articles that are still on discover and aren't being moved to network sites due to the negligence of editors.
Blessings to all!!
Good points! I have high ranking Discover. Twice, niche site turned it down. One time they said my word count was below 800. Not true, it's over 1500. I emailed the team and never heard a peep. Second time, they it wasn't evergreen. Not true.
Six of my articles have been placed in the editors' queue for about 8 months now, and they are still there. I emailed them three times and never received a response. Too often, I submit my articles and do not receive a response, and they do not even respond to my emails. I no longer submit my articles; instead, if they are in a good mood, they move the article to the network site themselves. They are far too busy!
I don't agree entirely. Though editors can be busy, they can be shy in owning up their mistakes. That said, persist in reminding them. They'll own up and open up. Cheers!
kenns I did write a sprite short evergreen article recently and they plopped in into a niche site promptly without my asking.. but it really said nothing about nothing, as it was a test article. subject Earth. try that.
My top earners, according to GA, are on DenGarden and Delishably. I do have a few LetterPile stories that seem to have consistent traffic, also earning me a few pennies. That said, organic traffic seems to come from the niche sites outside of Discover and LetterPile.
Thank you, Kenna. Got it.
How is the payment calculated? I seem to remember it being about $3.00 per thousand views when I joined 4 years ago. How are they doing it now?
You can check the CPM rate for daily by following these steps:
You can check your total balance in balance history.
I hope it helps
I'm wondering if my adsense isn't working. I mean gosh with all the featured articles and length of time and niche site articles, and I still can't get more than .05 monthly. I mean I said its a joke didn't I? I have original, high quality, multi subjects, but they just aren't reaching nirvana.
Income is really low here. My first payout ($52) was after a year of being here. The more you have articles on HubPages Network Sites the more is income. But it takes several years to make money!
Most people don't earn much on here, but a minority (under 5%?) reach the payout, even earn three or four figures each month.
As bravewarror wrote, you really have to deliberately gear your writing towards earning to stand any chance.
There's usually only a limited amount of overlap between writing to earn, and writing purely for fun or self-expression.
Advertisers only seem to want to pay a pittance for ads. And I guess the less views network sites and their articles get because of downgrading in rankings, the less they bid and pay in an auction when automatically serving ads to webpages.
Yes, we're passed the Feb midpoint now and CPMs are still dismal.
That said, I suspect that the vast majority of writers on here wouldn't make payout even if CPMs doubled...
Misbah, I have the 1st & 3rd of the photos you shared, but I can't find the 2nd one. If you have time, please share the link to that screen.
Here it is : https://hubpages.com/my/earnings/reports
The second and third photos are from the same page. You have to choose the ‘filters’ option on the earning reports page.
When Washington Post, New York Times, etc. want folks to sign up to pay for news - HP should be in a good position to make money with so many contributors. Hey, after all, don't those big guys believe in free enterprise?
I have seen recent earnings going up, all praise to the econometric folks who push our articles to the mataverse. Wow. That is such a new word the spell checkers don't even know of its existence.
Neither do the dictionary.
lol I agree
I would love to see a niche site ranking. Just to know which of them are higher earners and attract more readers.
I only have one article on holidappy and one on tatring, and both of them brings me the most traffic.
Yes. Knowing the ranking of each niche site would benefit us. TatRing and AxleAddict are the highest ranking in general, I think.
That would be good information to have.
It seems my traffic escalates tremendously on the weekends, but that makes sense. People have more time to spend searching on Saturday and Sunday than thru the week, unless they're retired and don't have side jobs.
Whose ever think. AdSense' still on hubpages is a complete novice. AdSense gone some three years ago. But one can still leverage it on websites or blogs.
i don;t really have adsense,, its says "ad program, and I have amazon program/ you have any suggestion of any to ad, how to add them?
Formerly, they're three: AdSense, amazon, and the ad program. The first AdSense has already been taken away by Google due to much spam invading the hubpages' site. This left behind the last two. I have no suggestion of any other earning program to add to Hubpages...it's not practical. I'm not the sole-administrator of HubPages. But its proper that you configure the earning program on your behave. Log in into your account, and the system will walk you through.
really , gosh, thanks! that's the thing I forever forget to do, Not that I don't know how, but to do so is so eternally necessary.
I don't see this post till today...seems there's something wrong on my endside or hubpages? Yes, you're welcmed.
In the early 2010s, I was making three figures per month on Hubpages. I wrote over 200 articles on another account, had several articles go (kinda) viral, CPM was high, and had an extremely popular article that was number 1 in Google which got 5000 views a day and eventually half a million total. The way things were going, I was about to break into the 4 figure per month territory. I was on cloud 9 back then. I never imagined that I would defy the odds even if the success was short-lived.
It's definitely possible to make money being a content writer, but the landscape of the internet and Hubpages has changed dramatically. Algorithms are different and some niches do not do as well on vertical sites. I never had much success with Google Adsense. The HP earning program is what changed everything for me back then! Of course, adsense is no longer a thing on Hubpages now.
Additionally, it was much easier to get published quicker back then. While I think having editors is good, it slows down the process dramatically. Back in 2011, I'd have some articles get over 1000 views within a 48 hour period because they'd move up the search engines. That is no longer possible now.
Despite basically being a failure on here now (and in life), I have not lost all hope. Sometimes people can beat the odds with either good luck, conscious effort, intellect, or extreme consistency -- or all of those combined.
Many writers (I've noticed) tend to not understand how challenging it is to succeed as a content writer. You generally have to write a lot of articles and move high up on the search engines. You also have to have a good command of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and spelling. Lastly, content needs to be organized well and information should be useful to the readers.
Some writers have amazing content with good page rankings, but the content they write about is too obscure. Conversely, their content may be what readers want, but the writer is competing in a topic that is very saturated online.
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