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not making money

  1. kennynext profile image74
    kennynextposted 7 years ago

    How many of you are happy just to write and have never made and money? How long have you been writing here?

    1. WryLilt profile image93
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Unless you write low quality OR just plain creative writing (stories, poetry) it's possible to make money. Just don't expect to make it for the first 6-12 months. I've been here just over 7 months all up and am just starting to see my hard work pay off with more clicks and traffic.

      1. bgamall profile image82
        bgamallposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        He isn't asking about clicks and traffic. He is asking about money. And since when is creative writing not valuable? I mean, it is content isn't it? And it is the most creative content isn't it?

        I have come to believe it is all in the marketing. And you have to pay a pretty penny to market effectively. But we will see.

      2. Windsweptplains profile image73
        Windsweptplainsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, this post was encouraging for me. smile

    2. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've been on HubPages for a little over 9 months going on 10 months and have reached payout two out of the last three months.

      It does take time and effort. Time- mature of hubs and Effort- write quality style articles people want to read or see. wink

    3. warchild75 profile image80
      warchild75posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I started out wanting to earn money but after a couple of months i pretty much gave up and left the site for 6months,then came back and got stuck in and just wrote because i enjoyed the things i was writing about,then low and behold along came the money,once i learned about backlinking and other such tasks i saw the cash come rolling in,i now make a good second income,so now i suppose i have reverted to writing for the cash.

      1. bgamall profile image82
        bgamallposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        What secrets can you share as to exactly how you backlink and exactly how much you pay?

    4. Misha profile image77
      Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Actually I came here just for backlinks, no plans for making money. But then I saw it is possible here, so I am making them now. smile

  2. lovebuglena profile image89
    lovebuglenaposted 7 years ago

    I've been a member of this site since November of 2009. I have joined Amazon and AdSense. Have made nothing with Amazon so far and only a few dollars with AdSense. I love writing hubs and receiving feedback from readers and interacting with other people here at hubpages. So, even if I don't make much money that is ok. Of course, I would love to make some money. That is always a good thing. smile


  3. Ohma profile image75
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    I have recently started to see an increase in traffic and google clicks but I have not reached a payout yet.
    I enjoy the community and honestly do not put the time into promotion and stuff like many others do.

    1. Paradise7 profile image84
      Paradise7posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't do very well at profitizing my hubs, either.  I think that'd spoil the fun, a bit.  So it depends on what you want--money or an avocation.

  4. Paradise7 profile image84
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    I haven't reached payout yet on Adsense, either, and have written quite a few hubs.  (Payout is $100.00).  That's ok with me.  I have seen it get better just lately.  I've been a contributing member since October 2009.

    1. bgamall profile image82
      bgamallposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      99 hubber score. No payout? Well, actually, I average about 60 to 120 but not just with Hubpages. Yet I am a bit discouraged that it is all about backlinking and spinning. Yet even those are slow to materialize.

      1. IzzyM profile image90
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm slowly learning. Yes its about backlinking if you have the time or the money, but there are some here who don't bother backlinking and still make money.
        It's about writing for the search engines. You need to learn SEO and write accordingly.
        Now as a writer that does not compromise you, the most important thing is to have your URL and title optimised, then use your keyword(s) naturally a couple of times in the body of the text.
        If it is a highly searched item, you will get traffic, and traffic brings clicks and money (or sales if you have Amazon capsules related to the text).
        My trouble is finding highly searched items that are worth writing about. Nearly all the highly searched items have been done to death by  the millions of other writers out there. You can only hope then that the content of your article is better than theirs.
        I reached my first payout last month, and am already almost halfway towards my second.

      2. brettb profile image71
        brettbposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Paradise7 has some good Hubs, but I guess they are the most anti-commercial you could think of.

        IzzyM - there are loads of good niches with practically no competition. Keep searching!

  5. Lisa HW profile image77
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    It's pretty common for people to get their first payment at around eight or nine months.  I've been here since around October 07 and started being paid monthly at eight months (I think).  The earnings have mostly increased each month (with the exception of a few months here or there).

  6. profile image53
    MaxSerafinaposted 7 years ago

    It's all about keywords and backlinking. If you are going to write about a subject, there are certain words or phrases that are searched more than others. If you take a little time to find these out before you write your hubs you will be a lot better off. Then, when the hub is published you write articles for other sites and aim links to your hubs using those phrases. This doesn't mean you have to be a marketer first and a write second, it just means that you be aware of those keywords and try to incorporate them in a seamless way into your hubs.

  7. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    I make a fair amount on both Adsense and Amazon, it's alll good!

    1. brettb profile image71
      brettbposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm on cloud 9 this morning - I've sold a plushie on Amazon! Ha ha ha, it is possible to sell plushies via your hubs!

  8. starme77 profile image76
    starme77posted 7 years ago

    been here a little over a year and - well I never really thought about not making money - I think the deal is people that don't make money don't take the time to set things up right , read about how to make money and take the proper steps to - its not like a done deal simply because you write a few hubs - there are no get rich quick things - people simply need to do the home work - study - learn - and then they will make the money

  9. BRIAN SLATER profile image87
    BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years ago

    I started here 3 months ago and thought i wouldn't make any money but so far have made £22 from adsense and sold 4 items on Amazon so I think that is ok.

  10. brettb profile image71
    brettbposted 7 years ago

    I've posted a new Hub with some of my earnings information, I know people are always interested in this.

    I've excluded this morning's plushie sale revenue!