I love typing the articles.....but why am I not making any money???

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  1. 07Angel01 profile image60
    07Angel01posted 14 years ago

    I have been a member for about 10 days now, and I can not figure out how to get more traffic to my pages.  So far I made 4 hubs.  I would appreciate if you would take a look at them, and let me know anything you know about how to make money on hubpages because so far I made 000000000.00000000!  Thank you so much!

    1. barryrutherford profile image75
      barryrutherfordposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      expect it to take at least six months no matter how much effort you put in !

    2. luvintkandtj profile image66
      luvintkandtjposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I have noticed that earning an income with hubs take time. you need to develope a good traffic flow. Also you need quality hubs that grab a persons attention. You may be receiving traffic to your hubs but are your hubs driving a reader to click on ads or purchase from amazon? I'm not a expert by far. I took me forever to earn my first hundred but now I have noticed that I have daily earnings of about $2.I'm not sure if that is even a good pace. None the less, from my experience it takes time. And if you want to earn a n income you must treat it like a job verses a hobby. I'm not saying writing hubs cant be fun or at your own pace. But your hubs should be well written and you should put in just as much effort in your hubs as your would a job/career. I'm sure there are more experienced people that can give you much better advice.

      1. thisisoli profile image70
        thisisoliposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        $2 a day is better than $0 a day!

        1. luvintkandtj profile image66
          luvintkandtjposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          so so true.. I'm just up here for fun. i'm not a writer. In fact I suck at it. but i love participating in the forums, reading hubs and writing hubs. The funds are just a bonus.

    3. Ben Evans profile image63
      Ben Evansposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I dont think many people make much money online.  There are a few people who are exceptions to the rule but just write to share.

      If you make money, well that is great if not you have had a chance to share something with others.

  2. TheGlassSpider profile image64
    TheGlassSpiderposted 14 years ago

    Okay. These things take time. I suggest looking through the hubs and finding the following people (in no particular order):

    Sunforged, Darkside, Peter Hoggan, Relache, Nelle Hoxie...ryankett...

    There are plenty of others, but these people have Hubs all about driving traffic, choosing keywords, and making money.

    The first thing any of them will tell you is that you're going to have to be patient and keep working.

    Welcome to HubPages and Best of luck!!

    ETA: BTW, I hope when you say "typing" you mean "writing" and not copying other people's articles......

  3. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 14 years ago

    It is simply too early to tell. Clicks and affiliate sales do not come from within HubPages, they come from the search engines. It can take quite some time before people start coming from there, and only then can you see whether you are doing things in the optimal way.

    I looked at all of the four hubs. It is understandable that you are a bit impatient, obviously you put much effort into this. They look good, all four, especially the three longer ones look very professional. So keep on writing, give it time, what else can you do?

  4. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 14 years ago

    It's not at all unusual for it to take quite awhile for traffic and/or earnings to pick up.  Some particularly SEO-knowledgeable people (who write just the right kind of Hub) may get quicker results, but a good part of the time it takes quite a bit of time.

    Double-check to make sure you're affiliate/Ad Sense codes are entered into your account.  Do a search on here about promoting your writing too.

  5. CMHypno profile image82
    CMHypnoposted 14 years ago

    You need a lot more patience - you have only been here 2 weeks and have only 4 hubs.  Keep writing good, original material, participate positively in the forums, and read and comment on other Hubbers Hubs and money will start to come in.

    Have you signed up for the affiliate programmes and added your code?

    Read Hubs on SEO by the likes of Darkside, Mark Knowles, Ryankett and others and learn how to promote your Hubs.

    But accept that unless you are a bit of a prodigy, it is likely to take months rather than weeks to make siginificant money.

    Welcome to HubPages and good luck!

  6. relache profile image73
    relacheposted 14 years ago

    Expecting to see earnings after just 10 days is unrealistic.  Your Hubs will have barely been crawled by search engines, if at all, and your traffic levels can't possibly be what is required to generate steady or substantial interaction.

    You're also going to need more Hubs (50-100 is a "good start").  It will also help if you diversify your content (why no videos, good resource links or retail modules?) and work in a retail angle.

  7. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 14 years ago

    Yeah, earnings take time and effort, you have a long way to go, but it is worth it!

  8. earnestshub profile image80
    earnestshubposted 14 years ago

    Welcome to hubpages! Your hubs look fine, but are in need of more capsules. As others have said it takes a bit of time. You will do well if you continue to write good hubs, you just need more of them and some time. You will get scraped more often when you have been around a bit longer. Google is slower looking at new hubbers hubs than when you are established. I usually get crawled by Google now within a day, and sometimes in a few minutes. When I first started my first hub was not seen by Google for weeks!

    1. habee profile image89
      habeeposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, Ernesto!

      1. earnestshub profile image80
        earnestshubposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Hi habee, I see you are still helping out wherever you can. smile

  9. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 14 years ago
  10. whooops profile image57
    whooopsposted 14 years ago

    Don't worry, I'm thinking all new hubbers have felt the same way.
    My advise, listen to the veteran hubbers, familiarize yourself and study as much as you can about what drives traffic into your hubs, keep on writing & keep on dreamin.

    I've been here a few weeks and I've earned a big fat 0000.5000 cents.


    I know I should write a lot more hubs.

    Welcome to the club.

  11. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
    GeneriqueMediaposted 14 years ago

    Ah, again, going to go with the flow here and reiterate the fact it does take time. Generally speaking.

    But other Hubbers listed earlier offer you a good example on how to start towards some sort of monetary gain. You might also check out frogdropping and Haunty, too.

    Good luck--and don't give up hope!

  12. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 14 years ago

    I haven't made a dime but I'm sure having a good time not making that dime.  I have no plans to quit whether I make a buck or not.

    1. profile image0
      Home Girlposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      You couldn't say better!

  13. elayne001 profile image76
    elayne001posted 14 years ago

    You gotta start with pennies, then nickles, then dimes, you get it - it will come in time. Don't give up yet. Share on other sites or blogs to get more traffic.


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