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  1. Sadie14 profile image95
    Sadie14posted 21 months ago

    I am curious how much others are making in 2022. Most income reports that I find are from years ago. I'm earning from articles I wrote years ago and am considering jumping back in but wanted to motivate myself/see if it's still working for others.

    Just wondering if others are willing to share? I'm averaging just under $125 for the payouts from January on this year. That is from 27 articles (one of which was just published a few days ago).

    That's okay if this is too private of a conversation for some. I really get motivated by hearing others' success stories and thought it might be cool to see where people are at here.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image92
      Kenna McHughposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      HP is what you make it. If you put the time and work into your articles, you'll benefit. I write for clients, and I don't have the dedicated time to work on my HP articles. When I have the time, I edit or update my articles, and I notice an increase in income. I consider it a passive income.
      Some writers may gripe about writing for HP, but you'll find that in any profession or group. I am not discounting their complaints because some are valid. And, we have a right to request recourse if something happens. Lately, HP seems to be more responsive and posts in the forums.

      1. Sadie14 profile image95
        Sadie14posted 21 months agoin reply to this

        That's great. I plan on going back to my older articles as well. I started about ten years ago and wasn't aware of the SEO strategies I use today. I would be doing so on the side of my own websites and other writing ventures as well. I'm glad to know it has been a source of passive income for others.

    2. Amara Hassan profile image90
      Amara Hassanposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      My earnings are much lesser now, takes 4 to 5 months to get a payment :-(

  2. TessSchlesinger profile image60
    TessSchlesingerposted 21 months ago

    I'm earning next to nothing - about $35 per month. I also, however, started removing articles many months ago, and I'm just too busy to remove the rest. I will close my account when I have time. For me, it's too much work for too little reward, and I've had a gutful of the constant attacks by a particular group of people here.

    1. Sadie14 profile image95
      Sadie14posted 21 months agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry to hear that. There have been a few negative remarks about the community here. Are you able to repurpose your articles elsewhere?

  3. EricDockett profile image96
    EricDockettposted 21 months ago

    I'm certainly not going to say exactly what I earn here. I will tell you that, in my opinion, someone who has a good grasp of content writing can break out of the hundreds and into the thousands if they put in the work.

    That is my opinion. Nobody can know for sure what is going to happen to HP from here. If I were you, I'd divide my time between writing new content and fixing up your existing articles so you can submit them to niche sites. Just getting them moved to niche sites will mean a nice boost in earnings.

    I also suggest you take any negativity you read in these forums with a grain of salt. Many of us have a vested interest in calling out HP's issues and seeing them rectified. On the other hand, there are those who don't even write here anymore but like to pop in every few months apparently just to tell us all how terrible HubPages is. So, consider the source.

    1. tsmog profile image85
      tsmogposted 21 months agoin reply to this


    2. Sadie14 profile image95
      Sadie14posted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your input! I am planning on revising my older articles this month to see what happens. I've learned a lot over the years and the quality of my publishing here is very poor compared to what I produce now. It sounds like staying off of the forums is the best practice for the most part. I'm glad to learn there are still some helpful people here.

  4. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
    PaulGoodman67posted 21 months ago

    My earnings dropped last May and then again in December, and overall, have been relatively stagnant ever since.

    By historical standards, this is a bad period, but like Eric D says, I still believe it's very possible to earn four figures each month if you know what you're doing,

    While it does take hard work at times, HP is a difficult place to beat when it comes to passive income. As long as you keep doing some editing and updating, the earnings will generally keep coming.

    The world of content writing has become way more competitive, though, over the years. You have to pick your topics and titles carefully, as well as understand and keep up with the latest SEO strategies to survive and thrive.

    The success of new content was always hit and miss, but nowadays it's harder.

    1. Sadie14 profile image95
      Sadie14posted 21 months agoin reply to this

      I have been using some SEO tools for my own websites that I plan on using here to see how they do. Sounds like it will definitely be worth it for the articles that just don't fit on my niche sites. Thanks!

  5. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 21 months ago

    There are quite a few people here that do earn well but I doubt any of them are going to comment on their exact earnings. (Much more likely to get negative comments from those who do not earn well.)
    You have done well here considering that you have such a small number of articles and I suspect that the earnings have only been from a few. As Eric points out, you need to go back and review your older articles that have not been moved to niche sites and see if you can make changes that would get them moved so that they can start earning for you.
    Writing new articles is certainly going to help if you can do so well enough to have them ranked by Google. Do not expect to see much earnings from them in the short term though. Even if you are willing to work at it you are unlikely to see significant income until next year. (There are exceptions to this, however, so I hope you can prove me wrong.)
    Best of luck.

    1. Sadie14 profile image95
      Sadie14posted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for responding! I am seeing most of my earnings from only a few articles. I'm hoping that using better SEO strategies will change that because you never know when those articles will drop off in popularity. I will be going back and revising my older content.

  6. revmjm profile image88
    revmjmposted 21 months ago

    I make enough each month to pay my bills. I set a goal to get more each month than the previous month, and it has worked for me. Instead of complaining, I use that time to update old articles while writing new ones. I write mostly evergreen articles, and I am getting paid for articles I wrote 11 years ago.

    1. Sadie14 profile image95
      Sadie14posted 21 months agoin reply to this

      That is very inspiring to hear! I was here about 10 years ago and really wish I had stuck with it like you have.


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