How is earning potential calculated?

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  1. ruanz3 profile image65
    ruanz3posted 8 years ago

    A hub that i recently made has only 2 dollar signs next to it. How is this determined? I thought it was a pretty decent hub. The only thing i didnt do was put a lot of my keywords in my text, because i didnt know about it at the time. Could that be the reason? How is it determined?

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Actually I'd like to know that too! One hub I wrote started off with 5 stars until I added the tags, thn it dropped? And they were all good keywords that I'd used in the text. So I took the tags off again and it rose. I've just left it to see what happens.

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    pinkyleeposted 8 years ago

    hun try not worrying so much about $$ signs and focus more on writing and getting more followers... also i recommend reading the help forums and the terms of service you can learn a lot from other hubbers who have already asked these same questions you keep asking ... there are hubs on the questions as well.

    hope this helps

    1. ruanz3 profile image65
      ruanz3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, just one more thing then, cos i cant seem to find this anywhere. How much can people actually earn with hubpages?

      1. skyfire profile image71
        skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Nelle is earning 1k per month and there are some other members who are earning 100$ -500$/month.

        1. IzzyM profile image89
          IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I thought February's figures put her up to 2k a month?

          1. skyfire profile image71
            skyfireposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Well she is breaking her own records, i missed reading that one.

            1. ruanz3 profile image65
              ruanz3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Is that he person who is earning the most? How many hubs is she making?

        2. ruanz3 profile image65
          ruanz3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          So from this it looks pretty tough to make money on hubpages. I wonder what the average person is making.

          1. IzzyM profile image89
            IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Not a lot in the first year with the exception of Nelle, I suspect.

            1. ruanz3 profile image65
              ruanz3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I find that hard to believe. If you get a hub there on the front page of google, surely it can make you some decent money already.

          2. blondepoet profile image66
            blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            It is not tough at all lol. I only have 38 hubs and am doing great.

            1. ruanz3 profile image65
              ruanz3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              How long have you been here and how much are you making, if you dont mind me asking?

          3. relache profile image87
            relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I have a poll up on my Hub about earnings.  Of course, only those who visit and choose to vote are represented.

            1. ruanz3 profile image65
              ruanz3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Ok thanks for this i appreciate it.

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    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    It's really all in what you put into learning about the site and how it works. I suggest you read other hubbers like Darkside, Nelle Hoxie, Yoshi, Mark Knowles and any others that have hubs that pertain to writing on hubpages. It is how we all got started, I'm still learning but I'm old so my learning curve is a bit slow, lol

  4. profile image0
    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    Here is a good source from Relache. She touches on the metrics in this hub http://hubpages.com/hub/Boosting-HubScores

  5. girly_girl09 profile image73
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    Earning potential is just an estimate. Not sure how it is calculated (probably just from keywords used) but I have some hubs that have $$$$$ and some that have just one $. Usually the ones with lower dollar signs end up making more money because they get more traffic. It depends on so many variables.

    In order to really figure out how much money you can make, you should use Google Keyword's tool and do research for the keywords you use.

    And yes, people can make money on HP. Last month was my best with $250ish. HP is great because once you write it (and do research for keywords and traffic) you can just sit back and get a nice residual income for no additional work!

    1. ruanz3 profile image65
      ruanz3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ok thanks for that info smile

  6. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    Some figures that have come up in my research into online publishing platforms.

    DS revenue share users can expect 1.29 per month per article, its a similar model.

    read the payout chronicles -

    http://blog.hubpages.com/2009/08/anothe … h-23-hubs/

    he achieved 2 per month per article...

    Im pretty sure I read a post by ryan Hupfer that put the average sitewide ecPm at 3-5 USD.

    and those are the returns for people who dont do keyword research and promotion

    Personally, i think you should go write at least 50 hubs before even asking a question about how much you could or should be making

    1. ruanz3 profile image65
      ruanz3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just out of curiosity, why do you think you should ask that question only after 50 hubs? Because you should do it more for the love of it than for money?

      1. sunforged profile image73
        sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I say you should write 50 hubs so you can learn in a trial by fire, all the answers you get for your questions this early in the game will only lead to more questions...youll spend all your time asking and not enough time creating.

        Build your web properties, along the way you will gain a lot of skills and have some perspective to work from. Your older hubs that were created when you had less knowledge can always be tweaked and edited and modified as your vision changes

        1. wyanjen profile image81
          wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yes.
          And in the meantime you will be writing instead of studying and researching things.

          This is great advice, I wish I had heard it... when there was still time...
          lol

          I managed only half a hub this weekend. tsk tsk tsk.

  7. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    I wouldn't worry too much about the dollar signs, they can give you a vague idea, however personal experience on hubpages leaves it as only a rough guide as to possible earnings.

 
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