I've been on here only about a week more than you have and from what I can tell, there is definitely a potential for high earnings, but will take a lot of work. You really need 100+ hubs before you start seeing some noticeable ad-based income flowing in......and that may just be a few dollars to begin with. From what I've seen the last few years of having been on a site like eHow, it also takes time for your articles to percolate through the web and increase in the search rankings.
My monthly income from eHow ranges anywhere from $100 to $200 with about 250 articles. Here, I've earned about $3 my first month with about 40 hubs.
No cant live off of it just yet,but hoping to within the next 5years,at the moment it pays my car insurance,mobile phone bill and buys me maybe one xbox game per month.I do have a couple of blogs but havent monetised them yet as they just dont have the traffic yet.
I like to get to milestones. My first one was making $1 a day. I think everyone looks for that milestone. Next I wanted HP to pay for my gas. I spent about $40 a week in gas. After that comes the rent. Definitely not there yet, but on my way
Not even close to being able to live off my earnings, but I have been away for a long time, haven't written anything (until recently) in over a year. Haven't been doing the things I need to to earn good money here, but starting to pick up the pace again. Getting back into the swing of things, and seeing results little by little. It is a lot of work, but the best work I could ever imagine doing!!!
I can understand that Anna....This does require a lot of commitment and time and patience I think....and I have to try and find time b/w my job and writing on HP...But I will keep trying ...and all the best to you too!
I can definitely say that a third of my income is directly from my websites. The rest is harder to pin down.
A long time customer was referred to me by someone else, but thought my rates were too high. I did not hear from him again for months, but then he called me out of the blue. He told me he kept finding my web pages when he was searching Google for answers to problems and that he now did want to contract with me. In the ensuing years, I have invoiced over $60,000 to his company for support services.
How do I credit that? Other customers might have still given me that business if I just had a "business card" website, but they might not have. How about referral business from someone who has been a regular reader for years?
A lot of new opportunity comes through that site, It is just hard to attribute it absolutely.
I can pay some bills every month with what I get from Adsense here, and am planning on making a livable income with HubPages. I go through learning spurts and am working on learning more about backlinks now. BTW Misha- you are my HubPages hero!!
Saleheen, it is not all from hubpages. In fact hubpages is a small part of it. What I make on HP is enough for a decent living in most parts of the world, I just happen to live in a place that is many times more expensive.
My earnings pay the rent but not the rest yet. It's all Adsense and 90% comes from blogs only around 10% from my 65 hubpages - I still find the click-through rates on my hubpages very low and getting 700 backlinks to one hubpage like one person does is very difficult if you are doing it all by hand !
Can you remember what it was like when you first started to write Hubs?Before you read this rambly post - please know that I am not a newbie trying to suck you dry for information without doing any of the work myself....
I have an idea for Hubpages to look into and implement if does not involve complications. More and more adsense publisher accounts are being disabled and top hubbers are being targetted. HP may come out of it...
A few days ago, I noticed that a lot of people were talking about changing from HP Ad Program to Google AdSense. I had tried that a few years ago, but switched back pretty quickly because I earned better with HP....