After how much time you got your first payment from HubPages?

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  1. bhattuc profile image84
    bhattucposted 15 months ago

    There are a large number of writers contributing in hubpages. Depending upon the  quality and popularity of their work they must be receiving the payments from hubpages.
    I want to know how much time it took for your first payment?  If you share this information it will be a good guideline for the writers who are still waiting for their first payment inspite of so many featured articles to their credit.

    1. bravewarrior profile image87
      bravewarriorposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I joined in November 2011 but didn't receive my first payout until August 2013. Since then, I make payout every two to three months. Considering I haven't posted anything new in over two years, I'm okay with the residual passive income, especially since I'm still working full time in the field of accounting and bring home a hefty paycheck each week.

      1. bhattuc profile image84
        bhattucposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Oh! Remarkable. Have a good day.

    2. Amara Hassan profile image88
      Amara Hassanposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I made my first payout after nine months. Now I get after 2 to 3 months. I have noticed some niche sites like reelrundown ad program is not working very properly. I get most of my views from there but earning is way less than the impressions i get daily, just because I guess there ad program is not working properly.

  2. MsDora profile image94
    MsDoraposted 15 months ago

    I received my first payout in my 13th month. After that, there were a few months here and there when I didn't make it. Since June 2018, I've been paid every month. This January has been the most difficult month since then, but I'll still make payout, thank God.

  3. bhattuc profile image84
    bhattucposted 15 months ago

    Dora, I feel you are doing quite good. You have 359 articles publishes. That is a big number. All the best.

  4. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 15 months ago

    I was a member at HubPages for two years before I even joined the Ad program, then after I joined that it took me a year before I reached the $50 first payout.

    1. bhattuc profile image84
      bhattucposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      So practically it was 3 years.
      Anyway, it is remarkable that you got first payment in 1 year after joining the Ad program.

  5. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 15 months ago

    Yes, three years.

  6. ravirajan01 profile image95
    ravirajan01posted 15 months ago

    It takes time, Umesh. I took me 14 months for the 1st payout. I think the time taken is relative. Some authors make it faster; some take more than 2-3 years. Ultimately it all boils down to a handful of articles that do well, resulting in the payout.

    1. bhattuc profile image84
      bhattucposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Well said.

    2. janshares profile image92
      jansharesposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Very true, Ravi. Only a handful of my articles are generating earnings for payouts.

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      yourrandombrotherposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I agree it takes time to get your first payout and it depends on many factors as the whole game is to rank your article on google's page, the time it takes to make it to that level is relative.

  7. ChitrangadaSharan profile image91
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 15 months ago

    Hello Umesh ji,
    I will complete 11 years on HubPages in April 2023.
    When I had joined HubPages, we were required to register for the Ad sense program, to get payments. And, for the Asian country’s applicants, it took at least 6 months and 25 featured articles, to get approved in the Adsense program.
    As far as I remember, my Adsense was approved in the 8th or 9th month after joining, and I had published more than 40 articles, by then.
    I received my first payment in the 16th month, after joining .
    So, as others have mentioned, it takes time, and many other factors determine, when we start receiving payments.

    1. bhattuc profile image84
      bhattucposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Nice.

  8. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
    PaulGoodman67posted 15 months ago

    The ad program didn't exist when I joined. It was all about Adsense and Amazon, which had their own systems.

    When they did introduce the Hub Ads, I believe it took me around 5 months to get the first payout.

    1. bhattuc profile image84
      bhattucposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Great.

  9. Rupert Taylor profile image95
    Rupert Taylorposted 15 months ago

    To make money here you need to get most of your articles onto niche sites. Featured articles on Discover don't earn much and Letterpile seems to generate very little income. I see that your articles are mostly on Discover and Letterpile, So, it's going to take a while.

    1. bhattuc profile image84
      bhattucposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the valuable information. Appreciate much.

  10. Eurofile profile image98
    Eurofileposted 15 months ago

    It seems like I have the unenviable record of over 30 months. Any tips on how to speed up earnings would be much appreciated.

    1. Misbah786 profile image84
      Misbah786posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Not sure if you are using Pinterest to promote your articles, but I used to do it before, and it sometimes drives traffic to articles. I guess in your case it will be pretty helpful as you mostly write about travel. I guess it will help, and you can try it if you haven't yet! smile
      Much Love and Blessings!

      1. Eurofile profile image98
        Eurofileposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Misbah. On the advice of another hubber I started using Pinterest around 2-3 years ago. I think it has helped a little.

        1. Misbah786 profile image84
          Misbah786posted 15 months agoin reply to this

          No problem! smile
          Best wishes!

    2. Brenda Arledge profile image80
      Brenda Arledgeposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Liz. .
      Go to Facebook and research writing groups.
      Many of them will let you share your work.

      This group here is from our own Margaret Minnicks
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/1837956 … tid=NSMWBT

      Hubpages Gain more traffic
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/2922746 … tid=NSMWBT

      I just found this one.. not sure what it is but it might be for you.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/1482406 … tid=NSMWBT

      1. Eurofile profile image98
        Eurofileposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you very much. That's really helpful. I think I am going to have to admit defeat with my Facebook resistance and sign up.

    3. bhattuc profile image84
      bhattucposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Seeing the plight of many other writers, 30 months is not much. Please keep up your good work.

  11. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 15 months ago

    It took me somewhere between a year and a half to 2 years to get my first payout.

    Then the next payout was months apart...probably 6 or so.
    Right now, it still takes about 5 months.

    Most of my work is poetry and featured in LetterPile, so it's slow going.

    Perhaps it also has alot to do with how many followers you have and if your topic gets the attention of google.

    1. bhattuc profile image84
      bhattucposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Brenda, you are doing a good job. Your weekly word challenge is quite popular. I always get inspired by that. Have a good day.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
        Brenda Arledgeposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you Umesh

  12. Misbah786 profile image84
    Misbah786posted 15 months ago

    I am not writing on HubPages for quite a few months now; I guess if I had stayed consistent in producing content on HubPages, I would have made it about 6 months ago; however, I will be making my first payout next month; I reached the threshold this month after 2 years. smile
    I wish you the best of luck!
    Blessings always!

    1. Eurofile profile image98
      Eurofileposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations. It takes a while. I hope future payouts come quicker for you.

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        savvydatingposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Is “The Arena Platform” an entity used to make PayPal payments through Hubpages?

    2. bhattuc profile image84
      bhattucposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Great. Keep going. Blessings.

  13. janshares profile image92
    jansharesposted 15 months ago

    I joined HP in August of 2012, it took me 9 months to get my first payout. I was writing 2 to 3 articles a month at first, then slowed down maybe in January/February. My payouts were coming every other month until 2017 when I received monthly payments through 2018 and most of 2019 and 2020. Then payments slowed back down mid to late 2020 to every other month. Since 2021, if has gotten progressively worse where every other month or every 2 months became the norm. 2022 was very sporadic. I did not receive a payout for Dec 2022 or for this month.

    I write quality, evergreen articles and have over 100, so I don't think that's the problem. It's out of my control. Of course, I could write more but it doesn't seem worth it because CPM and daily earnings are at an all-time low for me. And Google does whatever it wants. I'm at a point where I'm deciding which poem articles to take down and add to my poetry book I'm working on. I'm only writing the occasional poem article here as part of the wonderful community with Brenda's prompts.

    1. bhattuc profile image84
      bhattucposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      You have come a long way. Interesting journey. Good work. Stay blessed.

    2. Brenda Arledge profile image80
      Brenda Arledgeposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Janis...
      I'm happy to be a part of it.

      Goodluck with your book.

  14. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 15 months ago

    I think it took me ten months to receive my first Adsense payout (back before the Hubpages program). For awhile, I was earing $800 a month, but these days I usually just make payout on two accounts.

    1. bhattuc profile image84
      bhattucposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      That is great.

    2. Amara Hassan profile image88
      Amara Hassanposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      800$ a month is really remarkable.

  15. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 15 months ago

    The Arena Group is now the owner of HubPages, and has been for some time.

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      savvydatingposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Lol. I guess it would make sense for me to read the monthly HP news.

      I don’t recall getting any notification about payment. Do you get notification.

      1. bravewarrior profile image87
        bravewarriorposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        You get an email from PayPal when payment has been submitted.

        1. profile image0
          savvydatingposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          Thank you. I’ll check my spam. That being said, I do gloss over emails.

          1. bravewarrior profile image87
            bravewarriorposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            Payouts are distributed on the 28th of each month, provided you've met the $50 threshold by the prior month. Check your email on the 28th.

            1. profile image0
              savvydatingposted 15 months agoin reply to this

              Thanks so much. Never knew.

  16. bhattuc profile image84
    bhattucposted 15 months ago

    Thanks to all for providing relevant information.

 
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