How many hubbers give up?

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  1. LarasMama profile image61
    LarasMamaposted 13 years ago

    I see so many hubbers who post every new hub on the forums in hopes of getting someone to view them, don't use grammar and leave out tons of information on the given topic. I also see hubbers like these asking why they don't have more views - when they only have 3 hubs.

    What percentage of hubbers do you think quit before making more than $1?
    And do you think that if some of these lower quality hubbers continued to hub till they had say, 200 hubs, they might make money, or do you think the quality would effect their google rank and click rate?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image89
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      There are many Hubbers who have given up, and not just people who write low quality Hubs.  You see it time and again - people coming on the forums and asking when they're going to start earning.  There are so many lies about how easy it is to make money online, people arrive with a completely unrealistic idea of earnings potential.

      In my experience, HubPages pays better than any other revenue-sharing site, but it's certainly not instant money - it takes several months before the search engines rank your Hubs well enough to make money, and most people are too impatient to wait that long.

    2. Ms Chievous profile image67
      Ms Chievousposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Look at the latest hubbers under the hubbers tab.  That will give you a good idea!

  2. earnestshub profile image84
    earnestshubposted 13 years ago

    Some good observations here LarasMama. I don't think low quality hubs get enough Google juice to earn any money even if one had 100's of them. smile

  3. Origin profile image60
    Originposted 13 years ago

    I think some people suffer from the "making money online now" syndrome. They want it, now. Period. When they see they are not making it, they give up, and rather quickly too. I have been actually guilty of that with some of my .com's that I made about a decade ago, I made money from them but it was never enough. With my current sites I was more patient, which I totally ignored the money aspects in favor of only concentrating on traffic, pure and simple traffic. After all, traffic = money!.

    Before I started doing Hubpages I was stuck talking about only things that are in relation to my niches which my .com's covered, I couldn't talk about anything else because I run the risk of contaminating my content with unrelated content, which could hurt ranking/seo. It's one reason why I love a site like this, I can talk about anything!

  4. Will Apse profile image88
    Will Apseposted 13 years ago

    There is a big element of luck when it comes to making money on Hubpages. Even a good writer needs to find the right keywords and it is hard to tell which are good and which are not.

    1. Origin profile image60
      Originposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Google Analytics is a good tool for that, for anyone experienced and not experienced.

  5. Shil1978 profile image88
    Shil1978posted 13 years ago

    As they say, there are no shortcuts to success. You need to put in a lot of effort and you need to be patient.

    I agree with the "making money online now" syndrome. A lot of folks do join with that expectation.

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      But without any writing talent whatsoever...

    2. LarasMama profile image61
      LarasMamaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I suffer from the "making money online now" syndrome. But every time I see I'm not making as much money as I want... it's motivation to write a new hub on a completely different topic!

  6. Falsor Wing profile image61
    Falsor Wingposted 13 years ago

    My thinking swings back and forth between, "this is a big stupid waste of time." and "Yay for investment in my future!"

    I guess I get nervous when I have never done this before and see little or no evidence of future earning potential. Honestly I'm kind of surprised and proud of myself for having hung on this long, I may be over the hump but I might not.

    1. CMHypno profile image85
      CMHypnoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Come on Falsor Wing - you have only been here for 4 weeks.  Keep writing and give it at least a year.  I have been writing on HubPages for nearly a year, and it is only now really starting to come together.

    2. Susana S profile image94
      Susana Sposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Keep at it Falsor Wing - it really does take 4-6 months to see any reasonable earnings and to learn the basics of making money online. It's not quick on HP, but it's pretty consistent once you've found what works. At that point it's just a case of rinse and repeat and watch as you build up a steady residual income. Keep going through the low moments - it's worth it!

  7. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    These stats say a lot.  Out of the 1,092,214 users only 147,679 have hubs published.  Of the 147,679 published hubbers, there are only 786,277 hubs published right now.

    I know there are hubbers that join and never write a single hub and there are hubbers who join and end up deleting their hubs.  I think it all depends on why one comes to HubPages in the first place and how well it lives up to those expectations and then how adaptable the person is when things don't necessarily live up to those expectations.

    I came here to write and make money.  If making money had been my only reason, then I may have given up because the money does take a while.  But, now that I'm "established", the money comes much easier.  I still have to work at it, but I know a bit more about what I'm doing than when I first got here.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image84
      KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

      by the way.....the stats come from:

    2. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 13 years ago

      I think it was Paul Deeds who posted on here recently that hubbers can expect $2 - $5 per 1000 views. I thought that was interesting because going by my current stats, my earnings are around the $2 per 1000 views.
      This all comes down to keywords, and how much advertisers pay for keywords. Those who choose to write about high paying keywords earn more, simple as.
      I've been learning about SEO and have got one or two hubs now that I'm hopeful will reap rewads in the future, though most of my hubs are about things I wanted to write about.
      My traffic stats are at last gaining momentum, just as all the experienced hubbers said they would.
      So hang in there, newbies. This does work!

      1. Marisa Wright profile image89
        Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Izzy, good to hear you're already at the $2 per 1000 views.  I'm now at the upper end of the range but it's taken a while!  However, like you, I just write about things I like to write about.

        1. IzzyM profile image88
          IzzyMposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Marissa. I really do believe now this is going to work - I had my doubts for a long time, despite the success of other hubbers.
          Good to hear your earnings per 1000 views are going up!
          Just got to hang in there and keep producing quality hubs smile

      2. Falsor Wing profile image61
        Falsor Wingposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I'm makeing less than 50 cents per 1000 views but I guess that's pretty good considering the vast majority of my pageviews are hubbers.

    3. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 13 years ago

      True, 4 weeks really isn't long enough to test the waters, so to speak!

    4. CASE1WORKER profile image64
      CASE1WORKERposted 13 years ago

      thank you for the morale boost- keep on trying must be the motto!


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