First $500 month :)

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    ryankettposted 13 years ago

    Just whipped out the calculator, on about $550 for this month.... After reaching $496 two months ago, I have got there in the end smile

    1. Nell Rose profile image89
      Nell Roseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah! I gotta go write some more hubs now! I think I am a looong
      way from there! congrats!

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image56
      prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      my goodness Congrats, How can I do that i need more learnings from you, I only have 130 per month like that?

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        ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Mainly just good luck..... honestly.

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image56
          prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          must be the genius in you,

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            ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            I am publishing a hub on 1st July which will attempt to explain how I do things. Although, even I don't really know what it is going to say yet.... it might give people a tip or two, but the conclusion to that will be something like...

            "consider hubpages a free lottery, pick your numbers carefully, and get as many free lottery tickets as you can. Occassionally you will hit the jackpot"

            That is pretty much the best analogy that I can give... the more hubs that I write, the better chance of getting one which somehow makes me a lot of money. I didn't expect my highest earning hub to earn me a cent, sometimes it just works like that.

            I'm still crap at Amazon though, never reached $40 in a month on that.

            1. prettydarkhorse profile image56
              prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              ok, the more you write the more you will hit the jackpot -- well, comparing to me, your amazon is great, I started putting amazon in my hub two months ago and I only sold 9 pieces, thats good for me already, I am excited to read your hub,

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                ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

                I'm still only a quarter of the way to my target of $2000 too! So hopefully this is just a milestone!

                I'm looking forward to writing it...

                1. prettydarkhorse profile image56
                  prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

                  Hmm, you are my inspiration to write more, WOW 2,000, I know you will get there!

    3. SunSeven profile image66
      SunSevenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats Ryan. Welcome to the club! smile
      Best Regards

    4. content profile image61
      contentposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wow!  I looked and you have a lot of hubs which is why you are making some income on your hubs.  This is not something to sneeze at!

      I am interested to see what your strategy is for being able to generate a 3 figure income monthly on your hubs!

    5. liljen23 profile image77
      liljen23posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats Ryan, keep it up and keep hubbing.. Hopefully you'll reach a goal of $1,000 or more..

    6. Jeff Berndt profile image75
      Jeff Berndtposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Good for you!
      "I am publishing a hub on 1st July which will attempt to explain how I do things."

      I'm going to follow you to see what I can learn about optimization. I'm here mainly to build a non-technical portfolio, but income would be a nice bonus!


    7. calicoaster profile image81
      calicoasterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Woww....amazing...congrats!! big_smile

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    shazwellynposted 13 years ago

    Well done Ryan!  When I first started, I asked you to be my mentor, but you felt you weren't up to it... guess who was right?! Oh.. and it wasnt you! *wink* 

    Well done mate!  Congratulations big_smile

  3. katiem2 profile image60
    katiem2posted 13 years ago

    That's fantastic!  Congrats and here's to many many more success!  Peace smile

  4. frogdropping profile image79
    frogdroppingposted 13 years ago

    Bloody well done Ryan, fabulous news! you're still a way ahead of me but I'm working on it! The Amazon side of things is making a big difference - I've gone from $0 to over $100 since last month, which I can hardly call bad for 6 weeks concentrated effort.

    And yes - lottery hubs lol! A couple of mine that do great shouldn't (according to seo and all that) but they do great smile

    1. adrienne2 profile image69
      adrienne2posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Hey frogdropping,

      Cool from $0 to over $100 since last month!  I was totally surprised when I cashed out at $150 last month.  I hear you on the SEO thing some hubs do very well and shouldnt according to SEO standards.

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

    I'm so jealous, Ryan! That is fantastic!  Looks like I'm going to be a few dollars shy of payout this month.  *sigh* I've got about 20 hubs in the works though.  I like your really is a numbers game.  You never know what your big money maker will be.  My highest viewed hubs are not my big money makers, the money makers are ones I would never have suspected.  It really takes some getting into the minds of the "internet clicker" to know what they like to click on.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    Well there you go! Congratulations on $500. And uhmmm Ryan are you drinking in your avatar? (You really bring out my Mothering instinct, first gambling now drinking.) Well maybe it's organic lemonade and I shouldn't nag.

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

    LOL...well-observed, Nelle!  Ryan's just trying to keep up that "bad boy" image.  Wonder what he'll use next?  Will it be cigs or wild women?

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Hi KCC, I vote for the hottie in his lap. Cigs are just not good for you!

  8. adrienne2 profile image69
    adrienne2posted 13 years ago

    Congrats Ryan!! One thing is for sure I believe in the ability to earn here at hubpages, that is so awesome! It is so encouraging to hear, great job!

  9. Randy Godwin profile image60
    Randy Godwinposted 13 years ago

    Way to go, Ryan!  I suppose we all use different strategies for earning the bucks here.  Of my 67 articles only about a dozen earn substantial cash.  I just made my first $100+ for just this month having barely missed it in April.  A nice check next time!  I don't backlink other than a few on shetoldme or the quick posting on facebook when I publish a new hub.

    But then I haven't really worked at it and like to write stuff which I never expect to earn anything anyway.  I sold over $1200 of Amazon products in April which also helps a bit, but not doing so well this month.

    Different strokes, I suppose!

  10. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 13 years ago

    Congrats! You have to start somewhere, right? wink

  11. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

    Congrats from me too Ryan! That is very inspiring to the rest of us.I'm still trying to find 'the hub' that you are talking about - the one that gets clicks and earns money. Just gotta keep trying...some of the ones I have are doing OK and the Amazon money is beginning ot trickle in, but I'm a long way off making my living online which is a shame because I have no other way to do so must keep trying. Fortunately I love this way of life and wish I'd known about Hubpages sooner!

  12. SkippingThruLife profile image60
    SkippingThruLifeposted 13 years ago

    Awesome work!!!  If only my workplace would allow me to access this page from there, I'd have more time to write more hubs!! smile Congrats on your success.

  13. RedElf profile image88
    RedElfposted 13 years ago

    Congrats Ryan - that is awesome!

  14. Richieb799 profile image64
    Richieb799posted 13 years ago

    Well Done Ryan, thats inspiring, how much of that comes from your hubs? If you don't mind me asking smile

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      ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      This is my Hubpages earnings, $550 on Hubpages.

  15. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations, just a quick word of encoragement.

    Estimate for much higher earnings over christmas, especially on amazon and eBay, when you factor this in your actual annual earnigns will be a lot higher than you expect!

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      ryankettposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I am excited about that! Although my earnings have grown for every month but one, so I hope to be earning a fair bit more by then anyway! I am really looking forward to the Xmas period again!

  16. Origin profile image61
    Originposted 13 years ago

    Congrats on the accomplishment! big_smile

  17. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 13 years ago

    If your making 550 now with 300+ hubs you should be able to look at the data from your affiliate/adsense returns and double the money with only 10 or so more hubs(articles/sites)[assuming 10-20% of those hubs are your real earners]

    Once you identify terms that are earning for you - the next step is not to write tons more disparate hubs ..its to use the info you have learned to earn and capture more money traffic.

  18. blondepoet profile image65
    blondepoetposted 13 years ago

    Oh Ryan fair dinkum that is amazing.
    A huge grats from me........
    So what u getting us for Xmas LMAO. smile

  19. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 13 years ago

    15,000 daily! x 30 days is near half a million visitors monthly!

    With some tweaking you could add another digit to those returns.

    1. sunforged profile image72
      sunforgedposted 13 years ago

      oops, but congratulations! that is still awesome.. my mind just started running with future potentials breaking 500 is  an awesome milestone!

    2. itech profile image68
      itechposted 13 years ago

      Congratulations Ryankett...

    3. relache profile image73
      relacheposted 13 years ago

      Congrats, Ryan!  $500/month is a great goal to hit.

    4. earnestshub profile image84
      earnestshubposted 13 years ago

      Nice work Ryan. Congratulations! smile

    5. Mutiny92 profile image65
      Mutiny92posted 13 years ago

      that is wonderful!  I bet your next $500 per month will come faster.  I look forward to reading your July Hub!

    6. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 13 years ago

      That's awesome, Ryan! I just hit $300 with adsense for the month a couple of days ago, but I didn't do well with Amazon this month.

    7. viryabo profile image94
      viryaboposted 13 years ago

      That's wonderful Ryan. Congratulations and Well done.  Can't wait for the July hub. Know we'll learn tons from it wink

    8. sportyfunster profile image69
      sportyfunsterposted 13 years ago

      Ryan, congrats on your income.

    9. NaomiR profile image79
      NaomiRposted 13 years ago

      Congrats! I've been trying to write more hubs and this definitely inspires me to do so!

    10. Cagsil profile image75
      Cagsilposted 13 years ago

      Congrats Ryan! smile

    11. bloodrk profile image60
      bloodrkposted 13 years ago

      Congratulations Ryan! big_smile.. very inspiring.. Good luck and God bless

    12. CMHypno profile image86
      CMHypnoposted 13 years ago

      Congratulations Ryan, this is inspirational stuff and hopefully one day I will be earning the same and more.

    13. emievil profile image68
      emievilposted 13 years ago

      Wow! Congrats Ryan! Here's to a $1,000 month for you smile.

    14. andromida profile image59
      andromidaposted 13 years ago

      Congrats Ryan.It's a matter of time when you make another post like-"My first $1000 month".Well done!!!

    15. joaniemb profile image60
      joaniembposted 13 years ago

      Congrats on a great accomplishment.

      Keep writing, I will be sure to check out your June 1st article.

      Congrats again smile

    16. salt profile image60
      saltposted 13 years ago

      Congratulations, you deserve it, you give alot and hope it improves more...

    17. waynet profile image69
      waynetposted 13 years ago

      $550 is a good monthly amount! well done there mate!

      I know from my efforts I make a fair bit too with adsense, although there are some duds like anyone elses hubpages account, these may need a bit more back linking and promotion and other hubpages to link to.

      Now imagine that you were earning at least £2,000 each month now that's well above minimum wage, now that would be a goal to aim for!!

    18. optimus grimlock profile image61
      optimus grimlockposted 13 years ago

      hmmm i think my style hurts me a little bit from making that kind of money, but i like writing so its all good.If i write 5000000000 hubs I could make 500 a month lol.

    19. alexhd57 profile image75
      alexhd57posted 13 years ago

      Inspiring stuff, thanks for sharing!

    20. Derek D profile image60
      Derek Dposted 13 years ago

      Congrats ryankett,

      Look forward to you spilling the beans.

      Keep up the good work cool

    21. Anamika S profile image71
      Anamika Sposted 13 years ago

      That's great Ryan! Congrats...

    22. raisingme profile image80
      raisingmeposted 13 years ago

      Wonderful.  Congratulations that is a super win!

    23. Aiden Roberts profile image69
      Aiden Robertsposted 13 years ago

      Well done I really must follow your lead and make my first $1.

    24. jondav profile image73
      jondavposted 13 years ago

      Wowwwww, thats really good - i find it hard to imagine earning a couple of dollars ever, let alone 500 in one month!


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