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My best month ever!

  1. Nicole Winter profile image60
    Nicole Winterposted 8 years ago

    Hi, guys!  I just wanted to tell everyone that this last month of March has been my best month ever at Hub Pages.  I almost ended the month with $30.  I know, it's not HUGE money, but I'm so happy and so proud.  I made my payout a couple of months ago, (whooo-hooooo!) and it's looking like I'm already more than half-way to my next pay-out.  Thanks you guys for being so encouraging and making Hub Pages such a wonderful community!

    --- NAW

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image79
      Chaotic Chicaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations!  Even thirty bucks is something!

    2. elayne001 profile image78
      elayne001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      that's great - I see you have been here two years so it does take a while, doesn't it. I look forward to my first payout - there is hope : )
      Have you done anything special to promote your hubs?

    3. Aya Katz profile image81
      Aya Katzposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, Nicole!

    4. profile image0
      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      smile congrats!

      1. calicoaster profile image80
        calicoasterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Wow..thats really great...Congrats!! big_smile

    5. Dorsi profile image93
      Dorsiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ah that's great! You are on a roll now - and it's just like a snowball that gains momentum!

  2. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    My best month, also!!

  3. Madison22 profile image62
    Madison22posted 8 years ago

    Hi Nicole, that is inspiring to know. Way to go!!

  4. Nicole Winter profile image60
    Nicole Winterposted 8 years ago

    Awesome, habee!  So happy to hear it.  It sounds to me like internet usage was up for the month of March, in general.  (More people buying off the internet, looking at sites, etc...) This is derived from what friends of mine in the biz have said about the month of March.

    elayne001: I post my links when I've published a new hub on my Facebook and Twitter account.  Also, towards the end of the month I got my approval for using a site called SheToldMe.com ... there are other hubbers on there, as well, from what I've seen.  I've *no* clue what I'm doing, SEO is something I'm just starting to learn / read about... (Go O'Reily Hawks!)  It took two years to get my first payment, yes, but I know that there are hubbers on here who did it in much less time.  They seem like they write / publish on a near constant basis, though, too.  You seem like you've done VERY well for yourself in the last seven months, (wow, 129 hubs!!!,) so I have NO doubt that you'll be getting that Google AdSense payment any time now.

    Thanks, Chaotic Chica!

    1. rmcrayne profile image98
      rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats Nicole.  I made payout for the first time 22 Mar.  I had a great March!  If those stats held, I'd make payout every other month, but I'm not counting on it. 

      Here are some helpful hubs by sunforged: 

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Writing-for-mon … nt-revenue

      http://hubpages.com/hub/One-Year-at-Hub … bPages-pay

      http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-use-SheT … -backlinks

      http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Ultimate-Wr … -backlinks

  5. Nicole Winter profile image60
    Nicole Winterposted 8 years ago

    Hey, Madison Parker, thanks to you, too!  I'm thinking if we all buckle down this month we can make April an even better month than March was!

    --- NAW

  6. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations! I too just had my best month. smile

  7. Haunty profile image83
    Hauntyposted 8 years ago

    Congrats to all best-monthers. smile

  8. yoshi97 profile image69
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    Yes ... March has been good to many of us. smile

  9. Nicole Winter profile image60
    Nicole Winterposted 8 years ago

    Hey, guys, thanks!  It does indeed look like March was a great Month for many of us.  Hopefully we can all keep this momentum going this month.  I had an interesting thought about broadcasting our hubs on Craig's List in the Rants 'n Raves forum, other people seem to be advertising their video, website, blog, etc... why not us?!?

    --- NAW

  10. CMHypno profile image95
    CMHypnoposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations Nicole! Strangely enough I had a better February than March, but then I always was peverse!  Hope your next payout comes real soon.

    1. Nicole Winter profile image60
      Nicole Winterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Aw, that stinks, CMHypno.  Weird, because everyone I've talked to at the end of Feb. was bemoaning what an awful month they'd had!  You must have tapped into the Feb. frame of mind... thanks, I appreciate your support.

      --- NAW

  11. nikipa profile image74
    nikipaposted 8 years ago

    March is the first day of spring so means its a new beginning for all of us!

  12. Lady_E profile image74
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    Nice one. smile

  13. fastfreta profile image79
    fastfretaposted 8 years ago

    Congrats, Nicole, I'm told it only gets better from here.  smile smile smile smile

  14. flread45 profile image80
    flread45posted 8 years ago

    Keep writing and the money will increase.smile

  15. shibashake profile image89
    shibashakeposted 8 years ago

    Congrats Nicole! I love your writing and you definitely deserve all this success and more.

    I will do a happy dance for you and drink some vodka big_smile

  16. dinkan53 profile image77
    dinkan53posted 8 years ago

    I got my payment too this month. Congratulations to all Hubbers who got their payment this month

  17. sagbee profile image56
    sagbeeposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations Nickol.. $30 is no less you see!!

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    houseazposted 8 years ago

    That is awesome and gives me such hope! Good luck!

  19. Nicole Winter profile image60
    Nicole Winterposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, guys!  I'm so happy to hear of so many people getting their first pay out this month...  But, again, I wonder what would happen if we started posting our new stories / hubs to Craig's List under rants and raves... has any one tried this?

    --- NAW

  20. Nicole Winter profile image60
    Nicole Winterposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, Dorsi!  So, I bit the bullet today, guys, and posted my pictorial, "... when it's okay to drop the "f" bomb..." up under this title: Trying to get over the hump day," Wednesday funnies... on the Craig's List Rants and Raves section...

    By nine AM I'd gotten up over 100 page views. 

    It's four-thirty now and I'm over 200.  Usually, on an average day I get around 115 page views and make anywhere from a penny to dollars...

    Until now, (4:30 PM,) I didn't make any money, but I just got three clicks and made 33 cents...

    Has anyone else tried this out?

    Basically you just put the link up with a little description of what it'll be, I'm going to try again tomorrow with another hub and see what happens, but it seems like a pretty good deal.

    --- NAW

  21. Nicole Winter profile image60
    Nicole Winterposted 8 years ago

    Oh.. shucks... I should clarify, I posted the link, not the hub itself.  That's cool, right?

    --- NAW

  22. Nicole Winter profile image60
    Nicole Winterposted 8 years ago

    Well, I've been posting links to Craig's List and a couple of other sites every day now for a few days.  I'm getting 2-3 times as many page impressions.  At first it didn't seem like I was making any more money, but now, it seems like it is paying off.  Either way, it's very interesting...

    --- NAW

    1. Dao Hoa profile image61
      Dao Hoaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats on your success. I did not look at Craig's List. Gotta check it out! Thanks.

  23. mythbuster profile image80
    mythbusterposted 8 years ago

    Congrats Nicole Winter!

    I haven't been posting to Craig's List...but since you've mentioned this, I'm going to figure that darned Craig's List TOS out this month and do the same.

    I'm not too good at promoting my hubs, so my earnings aren't what I'd like. I'm glad to hear you're making $30 a month now - hopefully your balance keeps going up and up now.

  24. Nicole Winter profile image60
    Nicole Winterposted 8 years ago

    Hey, guys... thanks, (much thanks,) to all who've responded.  It seems to me like the whole Craig's List thing is a bunch of looky-lou's...  They come, they look, they don't click.  So while my page impressions have increased almost triple-fold, I'm still seeing around a dollar a day, (maybe a little more,) for this month. 

    Still... not bad... and possibly worth taking a look at.

    --- NAW