The annual earnings poll update

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  1. relache profile image74
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    Yes, it's that time of the year again... I've archived and updated the informal earnings poll that I've got running on my Hub on that topic.

    I took a picture of the last year's poll to have a better info record before I updated the poll options, plus I added a second question that I think will make more clear the types of results people are reporting.

    From 2009-2010, there were 358 people who took the poll, and 66% of them reported earnings of $10 or less per month. At the other end of the data, 7% of respondents said they made over $300 per month.   

    HubPages doesn't do any data reporting of this type so if you'd like to participate in this unofficial study, you are welcome to take the poll.

  2. Cagsil profile image73
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Hey Relache,

    I voted in both your polls. smile big_smile

  3. kmackey32 profile image61
    kmackey32posted 13 years ago

    Me too... smile

  4. relache profile image74
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    Thanks, Cagsil! 

    As the first person after me to vote, you're the one who got to see my answers.  Nobody else got a glimpse at that unadulterated data...

    1. kmackey32 profile image61
      kmackey32posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I saw the answers.....

    2. Cagsil profile image73
      Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      That's okay Relache. I wasn't interested in what you make for earnings, so I simply paid attention to the question and choices available. wink

      So, I actually do not know anything about your answers. lol

      Edit: You're welcome. smile

  5. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    I voted in both polls as well.  smile

  6. relache profile image74
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    It's true, a few more people may have gotten a peek...

    What was really interesting was that last year, the poll showed some very different data than the first two years, and then over time and with more respondents, the data patterns changed to match the spread of the first results.

    I'm really curious now that we have the picture of last year to see if this year turns out similarly or differently.

  7. Cagsil profile image73
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Last year, I was here only three months out of the year and made less than $10 on average.

    So far this year, I'm average $50+ per month, with a couple of months over $100. smile

  8. profile image0
    Uma07posted 13 years ago

    I just voted in both polls relache.Before that I went thru your amazing write-up.What struck me most was your helpful attitude and sharing "how to do it".Thanks a ton!
    PS. I bookmarked it coz I know I'll have to keep coming back to it for motivation.

  9. lakeerieartists profile image64
    lakeerieartistsposted 13 years ago

    My answer is very different from last year.  big_smile

  10. relache profile image74
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    Mine was too...

  11. brettb profile image62
    brettbposted 13 years ago

    My income has surged this month - if my Hubs earn the same over the next 5 years I'll be very happy indeed!

  12. Kangaroo_Jase profile image77
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 13 years ago

    Have read through the entire Hub once again (read it for the first time about one month back) have voted in both polls and appreciate an additional portion of info I did not realize on first read. First is using videos for addtional income (revver I think you mention) and secondly about fine tuning the ads that appear on Hubs through using our AdSense accounts.

    Thanks for mentioning both Relache, I can now do some work for my own Hubs with these two additional resources.

  13. relache profile image74
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    Thanks to everyone who's been voting in the polls!  The results are really interesting, and in the end, I think it helps all those folks who post wondering how long it takes to earn any money to see the realistic projections.

  14. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    I answered the poll as well.

    Thank you again Relache. Somehow I feel we should elect you to a position, or somehow recognize the valuable and unique role you have here at HP.

    And you've changed your avatar! I like.

    1. relache profile image74
      relacheposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'm good with the t-shirt and mug, and the thank you note for reporting so much spam and low-quality material, really. 

      I'm glad you like the pic, Nelle.  Would you believe it's a self-portrait I took one evening in my tent on one of my festival camping adventures?

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Probably shouldn't share the details of the rest of the adventure. big_smile

        I voted also - you might want to add a larger number for the hard hitters like Nelle here........

        1. profile image0
          Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          hey Mark and like yourself. (I noticed that post about almost $3,000 and hoping for $5,000 at December.) I can't wait for that month's thread!

          1. Mark Knowles profile image60
            Mark Knowlesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Fingers crossed. August is my deadline for getting Christmas stuff out there. I am hoping my major page that failed last year will hit the spot this year. Number 9 for my keyword now - only took a year longer than I was hoping, but its a biggie. big_smile

        2. relache profile image74
          relacheposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Last year's top slot was "over $300" so I think having "over $1000" is just fine for this year's poll cap.

          1. Mark Knowles profile image60
            Mark Knowlesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Just a thought. Both last years and this years top numbers are quite considerably lower than what some people make, and it might be interesting to see how many "hard hitters" would answer the poll.

            1. relache profile image74
              relacheposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              I'm not going to change the parameters for a year now, but I'll keep that in mind for next year.  Based on last year's stats, only 7% of the respondents said they were making over $300 per month, which accounts for about 25 people who took the poll out of over 300. 

              Part of what I'm really curious about myself is the past two year's two-thirds majority who have reported less than $10 per month.  I've sort of been assuming they are mostly newbies, so that's part of why the second question came into play this year.  So far the stats are showing more of those folks have been here longer than I would have imagined, but then again, so far the reporting sample is still pretty small.

  15. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    I moved up a notch on your poll.  nearing first payout.. so close.

    I checked amazon last night and I already made half of what I made for all of July, which isn't a huge sum, but it's very nice to see progress.

    and I agree, love your new avatar!

  16. Randy Godwin profile image60
    Randy Godwinposted 13 years ago

    Voted too!  A year ago I couldn't imagine my hubs doing as well as they have in the last few months.  Thanks for the poll!

  17. rmr profile image68
    rmrposted 13 years ago

    I voted too! As usual, the jackalope gets bupkus. I do have an experimental account that I'm using to combine fiction with keyword research, as well as a purely commercial one. While Evilpants makes nothing, the other accounts are growing each month.

  18. pb3847 profile image61
    pb3847posted 13 years ago

    Well, I just joined a few short weeks ago, but I voted.  I'm sure I'll vote differently in a year too lol.

  19. Adult Content profile image58
    Adult Contentposted 13 years ago

    I am here for the fun.  Still, I would take the poll if I knew my  earnings information.   My trouble is I cannot even set up a new account because they have my e-mail address on an old account.
    I cannot recall what zip code or password were used and I do not know how to contact them to ask them to fix the problem. 
    While i really don't care about the money I AM curious as to how much if anything I earned but I cannot access my account and I do not know how to contact them directly.  Any ideas?

    1. profile image0
      Norah Caseyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Adult Content,

      If you are referring to Google AdSense, you are not permitted to have more than one AdSense account. If you would like to change the email address on your AdSense account, please go to this form: … oter_login

      1. Adult Content profile image58
        Adult Contentposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks.  That is possibly going to be some help.  I don't want to change my e-mail address though I simply want to know what my password is and what zip code was used when the account was opened for me.  The person who opened it for me does not recall.  So if I can reach a human being at that link then you have helped me greatly!

  20. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    I voted too.  I hope next year if you do this, my vote will change for the better!! smile

  21. Greek One profile image63
    Greek Oneposted 13 years ago

    Can you modify your poll for those of us who make less than 0$ a month... ie when we have to spend money to replace computers that are damaged each time we whack our %@%^^ monitors when Adsense shows:

    Today's estimated earnings: $0.00

  22. Teresa Schultz profile image67
    Teresa Schultzposted 13 years ago

    I just read through that hub of yours with the poll - and voted and checked the voting results - interesting as well as inspiring.  Thanks. It's good to know you've been here 4 years already, and that it's worth the effort. It inspires others not to give up or not spend too much time elsewhere when that time could be better spent here!

  23. Adult Content profile image58
    Adult Contentposted 13 years ago

    OK.  Here is a question.  My boss might never have finished setting up an adsense account for me.  Mind you, I expect nothing in terms of making money here BUT i would like to know the process so I can see what it is my boss did or did not do.  I find this whole thing interesting.  So once you have a Google account then what?  All it says by Adsense is "nothing new here" . . . whatever the **** that means, LOL!
    I would guess "over $1000" is a good poll cap, too.  From what I have heard from others I would imagine even a lower figure would work.

  24. relache profile image74
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    It took a bit of digging, but I found the thread from last year when the earnings poll was reset.

    Last year, at the 100 person mark, here's what the stats showed,

    This year, at the 100 person mark, 32% are reporting less than $10 per month, with 26% able to earn between $10-$50 per month, 18% able to earn between $100-$300/month, and 8% are earning between $300-$500. 

    That's comparing the first 80% who responded last year to the first 84% who responded to the poll this year.

  25. Kidgas profile image62
    Kidgasposted 13 years ago

    I voted in your poll.  Have been here just over a year and am running about $30 per month.  That compares to $7 in June and July of last year.  Can't wait to see the progress in another year.

  26. Whitney05 profile image85
    Whitney05posted 13 years ago

    Mine hasn't changed since the first poll you set up... Well, I take that back, it may have, but it hasn't changed since the last one.

    I still think leaving the previous poll, and adding another to show 1 year later, is still a good idea, having dated the month/year of each poll. It would show the difference.

  27. Dale Nelson profile image38
    Dale Nelsonposted 13 years ago

    Hi Relache,

    I participated in both polls and read the article again with interest. Its nice what you are doing for us. Thanks.


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