It's been a great day!

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  1. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 8 years ago

    It sure has, too.  I crossed 100 followers today, and found as well that my Amazon has reached payout (at least the $10 level) for the first time since writing my first serious hub on June 6th.  I didn't even need the $.20 I made last month!

    So c'mon all the rest of you other newbies; get busy, write some hubs and join me on the bandwagon!  It's moving slow, but it's moving sure.

  2. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations! I'm waiting for $200 on amazon to get my payout (coz I live in Australia.) sad Only up to about $20 lol.

    Good job! Adsense next...

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.

      Wow - $200 for payout!  I'd die of old age first, I think.  But your sales hub effort should help considerably, if I know you.

      And yep, adsense is slowly growing as well, at a little over $10 also.  Another 30 or 60 days and I expect I'll get that as well even though I've had to really slow down on new hubs (though one more today).

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well the great thing is once adsense takes off... it certainly takes off.  July tripled my best adsense month in earnings and August looks like it's set to beat July.

        And all the money I'm getting on adsense now is coming from hubs I wrote 3-4 months ago. Won't be long for you, I'm sure!

        1. wilderness profile image98
          wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I think you're right - it's a steep growth curve.  .02 my first month, then $3, and $8 so far this month.  At this rate of increase I'll retire in less than a year and in 3 years rival Bill Gates big_smile

  3. Kidgas profile image77
    Kidgasposted 8 years ago

    Congrats on making the Amazon payout.  I have yet to make payout, but I am within a dollar.

    I have been having better luck with AdSense, though.  Still need to improve traffic and could do a lot better I would suspect.

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Way to go!  It'll happen - just give it time (and work, unfortunately).  It's a start, and like Wrylilt says will keep increasing.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It will indeed, Wilderness!  I should have my first $200+ Adsense month and should receive my first $100+ Amazon payout also!  I hope things keep moving this way!

        1. wilderness profile image98
          wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          All right Randy!  You give us newbies hope for the future.  But if you rest on your laurels we'll catch you....  Best keep writing! big_smile

          1. Randy Godwin profile image93
            Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Ah, but quantity doesn't guarantee success, Wilderness.  I know this by the posts from some who have many times the number of hubs I have posted here.  But there is safety in numbers I suppose!

            I spend no time on back linking either so perhaps you will breeze right past me!  LOL!  Just toot your horn and wave at me, I'll understand!

            1. wilderness profile image98
              wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I am positive you're right about quantity vs quality.  But both at once, on the other hand.....

              Plus I suppose that the safety in numbers is valid.  More (good) hubs means more places to take up slack from one that didn't do well this particular month.

              I don't back link either - just some RSS feeds to places on Sunforgeds hub.

              As far as tooting my horn - nah, I don't think so!  Reach out, grab ya and drag you kicking and screaming along is more like it.  I like company big_smile

              1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Me too, Wilderness!  Like Cags, I want other newbies (still consider myself as one) to not get discouraged by all of the talk about having to work one's butt off to make a few bucks here.

                Sure, it depends on the individual, but it is possible to write about what you enjoy and still make money in the process.  It needn't be a chore which you dread to do!  It can be lots of fun!  I speak only for myself, of course!

                1. wilderness profile image98
                  wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  No, you don't speak only for yourself - you speak for me as well.

                  If I didn't enjoy the writing I wouldn't do it at all.  It is a chore only when I feel that I really need to produce something and don't really want to, but those times are rare - while I currently don't have the time to do as much as I want I just adjust my weekly or monthly goals down to match what I can do and still enjoy it.

                  While it can be work to study technique, SEO and such the writing is the thing and it's fun.  I enjoy learning new things - even boring things like SEO.

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                    Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Yes, I do seo research on most hubs.  I do believe in using this tool!  And learning new things is always interesting!

  4. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Wilderness,

    Congratulations! smile

    I'm glad things are moving forward for you. big_smile

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Cags.  It's fun times to see even little things happening.

      But I didn't quite count you as a newbie lol  It'd be quite a downgrade for you to match my earnings!

      1. Cagsil profile image80
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well, that's true, but I wanted to Congratulate you on your success. Grant it, I am not a newbie, but still hmm

        1. Sunshiney31 profile image67
          Sunshiney31posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Congratulations:)

        2. wilderness profile image98
          wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Understand.  And that's at least half the reason for the OP, too.  Just a little boost to other newbies that it really can be done and that others are in the same place, fighting to learn how and feeling that nothing is happening.  A little encouragement never hurts.

 
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