Another update from me.
$342 via AdSense in July
Total since I started on HubPages (back in August 2006): $6,266.04
(in contrast, I've made $56 off my personal blog on about 1/4 of the number of page impressions...)
(meh...although I haven't put Amazon and eBay as much on newer Hubs)
So...a grand total of $7059 on 139 Hubs so far.
If I were to translate this into a per-hour basis, I would guess that I spent an average of 40 minutes per Hub, so about 93 hours Hubbing total.
So, I've earned $75.90/hour Hubbing.
I'm pretty happy about that. (I figure I would have to be either a lawyer or doctor to outdo that...)
Thank you for the "hope", I started writing Hubs as an artful expression, and as I have not been able to secure a job, I have been working like a maniac "Writing my way out of Here..." On Blogspot in 2 years, I earned 1.84 from adsense, in the past 3 weeks, it has jumped up to ....$6.00+, am I getting it? lol
It's a motivating me to do more.
Thanks for the info
That is fantastic, You not only uplift my own spirits but many who just happened to cross this thread.
Thank you! you have not just rekindled hope to the many but also inspired us all to keep chugging along up that hill of success.
Good for you livelonger. I see you have not included forum time in that estimate though.
I see forum participation as a fun (in small doses) but utterly worthless avocation when it comes to earnings. I try to stay out of the Political forum because it's not good for the heart.
Yes - I flipped a coin - religion or politics - religion won, so I pretty much keep away from politics. But - I spend all day on line and alone so it keeps me sane. I think. Still - no insane people really think they are insane do they?
Almost cracked $3,000 from hubpages last month myself, and am hoping for more after the summer season is over. Sowing seeds and all that. Mind you - if every seed I had sowed came to fruition I would be doing very well. Sometimes there seems no rhyme or reason to the ones that fail to germinate.
Almost $3,000 in a single month?! You're an inspiration to all of us!
Agreed that it's a matter of sowing the seeds and seeing which germinate. Every batch of hubs I publish is a bit of a new experiment, or an expansion of an earlier experiment. It's always interesting to see which pick up search engine traffic, and when. I've seen some lie dormant for over a year and then suddenly get this swift wind of traffic.
It has been slowly growing, A few sown seeds came up, and I am looking forward to a decent November/December. December was my best month last year so fingers crossed - I could see 5K if the same increases carry on through the rest of the year.
Did I mention I like hubpages a lot?
Fantastic. I am a newbie. Can I reach there?
That is very efficient hubbing if you spent only that amount of time.
YOU could be a millionaire by now.
Why are you not putting in another few weeks or months of time?
That's wonderful, LL! Really puts things in perspective the way you broke it down.
If I were you, I'd put in a few more hours.
Just imagine how rich you'd be if you did it 8 hours a day, 5 days a week or more!
Realizing how much you've earned (and continued to earn) writing Hubs is a strong incentive to keep doing it!
A few years ago, I thought traffic would diminish to my Hubs after peaking around the year mark or so, but those Hubs which caught on and started getting a stream of traffic continue to do so more than a year later.
I'm really glad it's paid off for you, and your message here is certainly motivating.
Do you know what made those particular Hubs catch on? It would be great if you could write more like them.
For the record my web pages I wrote in 2005 are getting 4x more traffic in 2010 than they did in 2005.
Hubs won't fade away, they'll earn for years!
Very cool way to think about it.
I just LOVE that earnings keep increasing every month without any additional tweaking, you seriously can't beat that! Even hubs that I never thought would end up producing occasionally do.
I can only hope that HP will continue to operate and earnings will continue to increase forever!
That's quite an accomplishment, you have your system worked out and it sounds like a good one!
I agree girly_girl09, it's amazing how HP income keeps increasing. We've barely heard a compaint here about the Mayday update, while at other boards affiliates have been wringing their hands over it and the loss of earnings.
Wow, great for you L.. That is assurance that you can really make money online with Hubpages and that it is possible with consistency and determination... Keep it up..
Actually, to be fair, I'd add in another 10 hrs (?) of comment moderating and responding, but I figure that's somewhat optional.
Thank you, everyone. It's been a great learning process. The Pareto Principle has definitely applied - about a dozen of my Hubs account for the lion's share of my revenue.
very impressive, LL. it' encouraging to hear. I was thinking yesterday how inspiring it is to see the HP staff publishing hubs along with the rest of us. thanks for sharing with us.
It good to know people are making good money on Hubpages. That means so can I!
I've only recently realised what an incredible platform Hubpages is, being new to internet writing/marketing.
Really, the power of the site is amazing. Write half-decent content and it rises in the google index mainly due to the placement of the site, and the rest is up to you.
Do your own backlinking/promotion etc, and good content really gets rewarded. I'm impressed
Just impressed - not rich or anything lol, at least not yet.
I wish i could figure out what this backlinking is that you talk about and how to do it.
Backlinking is simply putting your hub link on another site. There are other sites that welcome links, like snipsly, xomba, redgage or shetoldme. Even sending it to Twitter or Facebook could be considered backlinking.
Your hub, even if you never backlink,will eventually find its place in the search engines. Backlinking may bring that time closer, that's all, so don't sweat it.
Backlinking isn't that important - if you build good Hubs then they will eventually get their own backlinks.
I've never been into backlinking and I've got plenty of pages that have somehow got to 1000+ page views a month.
Congratulations and a big Thank You for sharing that with us as it gives us all a good reason to carry on and work hard !
Appreciate it very much!
That's quite nicely done. Do hope you have even more success going forward.
I personally am not a big fan of spending a lot of time backlinking. I do think the most important things are to focus on writing good evergreen niches, and titling Hubs shrewdly.
So, what I've learned:
Evergreen, niche topics
What I've learned is that if you Google a topic and don't find satisfactory results among the first few SERPs, that's a great candidate for writing a better hub. My hubs on making yogurt and transferring iTunes songs were sourced this way, and they're my highest-traffic hubs by far. They also have major staying power--traffic has only increased over the past couple of years to them.
I also got a few gems from questions in the Answers section. I laugh thinking that it took me about 5 minutes to bang out a quick hub on how to call London based on someone's question, and I've made over $214 off that Hub alone!
Keeping my titles very descriptive, short, and mirroring exactly what people search on in Google is key. In my official capacity, I remind people to do this all the time, but I think it's an important part of getting ever-increasing traffic from search engines. I really could not possibly stress this enough as a quick/"easy" way to boost the traffic potential of a solid hub.
There are a lot of hubs I see that are fantastic but the title is too florid or clever/funny and thus will probably never get good traffic from search engines.
Thanks for the great advice. I haven't written a Hub for a while now (pressures of work etc.), but you're giving me a couple of ideas ...
I've started home recording, and in my search for answers to questions on copyright, equipment, mixing and mastering services etc., well, the answers are often hard to find. I should be writing about the answers I've found, which I'm sure others are looking for.
Absolutely. If you write about something you truly know and care about, that authority comes out on the page.
You can always use the Google Keyword Tool to gauge approx how many searchers are out there searching on your proposed hub title.
Livelonger, I've been wondering about this for the last two days! Can you tell me, if you see a chance to get a good domain name for an existing site, is it worth changing?
I chose "shoes pointe" for my ballet website because I thought it was a good search term - but that was before I learned to use the "exact" match on Google Keywords. Now I realise it's not that good after all - and much better names are available.
The trouble is, of course, that I've done a fair bit of backlinking and all that would be wasted if I change the domain. I started the site in February - do you think it's worth making a switch?
And congrats on a great achievement!
That's a bit of a different matter, but from what I know about domains and their value in Google, it helps if the domain name itself mirrors a search (or includes search the search terms) for a few reasons:
- the keywords are boldfaced in the URL
- Google apparently gives a bit of a boost when a domain name includes the term
- there is a bit of type-in traffic among people who don't really know better (i.e. they type balletshoes, which directs to balletshoes.com, thinking that's a Google search)
But, then again, an "aged" domain is supposed be better than a new one, too.
But choosing domain names is not really my bailiwick, so take this with a grain of salt.
If I were to buy ballet shoes as a gift, I wouldn't search with the term 'shoes pointe', because I've never heard of it. My search words would be 'ballet shoes'.
'Shoes Pointe' sounds great, and most sophisticated, but a better name could be simply 'Ballet Shoes'.
Still, I understand why you chose the name you did - it gives a more professional feel ... hard decisions we have to make here on the web
Which are ballet shoes?
I meant it could be possible that many people who are looking for such items might not be dancers themselves, and therefore not know the proper term - like me. I think that was obvious.
Stick with that name then. I sent my kids to dance classes years ago, and ballet shoes were one thing, but pointe shoes (or whatever they are called), is another. Unfortunately my daughter grew up just as she learnt to do pointe stuff, and gave her dancing up for a lad.
Those with dedication know what they are looking for.
Thanks! You've confirmed what I had read elsewhere, the question is now, how much beneiit will I get?
Hmm, might post a new thread...
Camlo when kids are learning ballet, they use ballet shows which are juts soft sand-shoes if you like, the ballet shoe you see in loads of places that typify a ballet shoe.
Pointe shoes (I think, but don't know for certain), are the ones ballet dancer need to stand on their toe.
I'm going back to the back room just now because I am a little out of my depth.
You have a pretty interesting and inspiring experience in hubpages. Everyone would wish to earn the same or even half of what you have earned. It's definitely a plus factor (aside from using adsense and keyword density) that you know and love what you write about because you can surely create a lot of helpful hubpages out a single topic when you do it with passion. Great job you have there :-)
You are what statisticians call an "outlier." In any event, $7,000 in 3 years is better than nothing, but it's nothing to boast about with ill conceived computations that have you earning $75/hr.
Awesome job..... wish I could be doing the same right about now!
Mr Mark Knowles and livelonger, Congratulations! WOW!
My Adsense earnings have actually dropped over the last few years, even though my clicks have increased, damn recession
Looking forward to things improving again!
Well, what to say? It looks like you are doing the right thing here on Hubpages. I hope to get better too.
I'm new to writing for HubPages. Thank you for the inspiration!
Freaking Whoa ! ! Wow ! Totally awesome dude - if money is what your here for and you made it .........totally really congrats to you I'm all poor and stuff...but..... I really like the friends I have made here they mean so much more to me than money .... I really should get off it and make some more .... but ... well..... the friends mean more to me .so I kinda hang in the forums and chat but........ if money was your goal ...glad as hell to hear that ya hit it! Good man! or Woman? oooops Job well done and thanks for sharing:)
Thats Awesome! Congrats on a great achievement. Its inspiring for newly joined hubbers like me.
Congrats livelonger! I can vouch for the same-meaning I make more off hubpages than my blogger blogs.
Congrats. I don't have many hubs yet and haven't seen much traffic, but this is encouraging.
That is truly amazing and I wish I earned a fraction of that! Congratulations, livelonger, on knowing the secrets of how to get your hubs working for you! I am still learning but have a very long way to go to catch up!
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