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Can you live off your earnings from adsense?

  1. ponx profile image83
    ponxposted 7 years ago

    I was wondering if people can live on their earnings from Adsense...or is it mostly a hobby based earning?

    1. Traqqer profile image66
      Traqqerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. JacquiD profile image57
        JacquiDposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Do you write articles for eHow or do they have an adsense type thing?  I get $15/article I write for them through demandstudios.

        1. Traqqer profile image66
          Traqqerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I no longer write revenue share articles (adsense) with eHow. I don't like demandstudios' review system.

    2. warchild75 profile image78
      warchild75posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. emievil profile image79
      emievilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nope. Still a long way to go. But at the moment, it pays for my one month Internet bill big_smile.

      Edit: Oooppps, I mean my monthly Internet bill smile

    4. JacquiD profile image57
      JacquiDposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh man, my dream job lol.  Adsense off of Hubbing.  Someday!

  2. Flightkeeper profile image73
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    I know that one of the top hubbers pay their rent with HubPages.  As for me, I'm able to pay a utility bill each month with HubPages.

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Flightkeeper....paying your utility bill is also great! Hopefully I will be able to do that someday!

      1. Flightkeeper profile image73
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It's a very small bill ponx, don't be too impressed. smile

        1. ponx profile image83
          ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          ok :-)....but an extra income is always worthwhile I'm sure....

  3. kmackey32 profile image63
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    i could of payed a bill once this year....lol

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I did not get you kmackey32.Did you mean that you did pay bills this year?

  4. KCC Big Country profile image89
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Guess it depends on much your living expenses are.  Some hubbers make thousands a month...and when I grow up I want to be just like them.  smile

    Right now, I easily pay several bills a month with mine.

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thousands a month is quite a long way off for me as of now! :-) But hope to make at least a double digit earning.

      1. KCC Big Country profile image89
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I make the monthly payout threshold and I'm in the triple digits......I just need make some improvements and some concentrated efforts.

  5. geargirl113 profile image60
    geargirl113posted 7 years ago

    Not yet... but I am planning on being able to.

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ya me too!

  6. MauKat profile image61
    MauKatposted 7 years ago

    I can't live off of my Adsense earnings, but I do make enough to pay for my hosting and my domain addiction!  smile

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's nice to hear!Good going :-)

  7. Benjimester profile image95
    Benjimesterposted 7 years ago

    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 smile

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ya that sounds reasonable. And hope you reach your "rent" milestone soon!

  8. MPG Narratives profile image60
    MPG Narrativesposted 7 years ago

    Slowly getting better each month. Wasn't even paying for a coffee when I first started. So glad its getting better smile

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nice to hear that!

  9. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I do smile

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image84
      schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      wow, Misha, that's awesome!

    2. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      WOW!That is really awesome.You are going to be an inspiration to many Hubbers I'm sure.

      1. pisean282311 profile image60
        pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        he is super star on hub...he at times makes in one day what people like me take an year to make...

        1. schoolgirlforreal profile image84
          schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          that's hard to believe now that I saw his profile thou.
          Not a lot of hubs etc
          How is that possible? I thought the most you could earn is 15,000 a month

          1. ponx profile image83
            ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            15,000 a month! smile....i'm not even close to 5 bucks a month!

    3. saleheensblog profile image60
      saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      that great, do you have another profile or your 21 hub was enough for it? i read few of your hubs. that were great.but is it enough?

    4. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ... and loving it! as Maxwell would say. smile

  10. pisean282311 profile image60
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    i manage to pay half of my internet bill lol

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good Good pisean282311!Your next milestone should be to try and pay the whole of it big_smile

  11. Anna Marie Bowman profile image89
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 7 years ago

    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!!!

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile...and all the best to you too!

  12. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 7 years ago

    Live off my Adsense? No.

    Off Adsense plus Chitika plus affiliate sales plus book sales plus other sales that come directly from web activity, almost.  Off all that plus a very little bit of other work, very definitely.

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So it's mostly the web Pcunix smile. That's good.

      1. Pcunix profile image91
        Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It is complicated.

        I can definitely say that a third of my income is directly from my websites.  The rest is harder to pin down.

        Example:

        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.

  13. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    It depends how much work you put in to it.

    You can make full time earnings off adsense, if you put the work in to it.  Using a mix of incomes is a better way to go though!

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes thisisoli I agree with that...

  14. kmackey32 profile image63
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    I am praying one day I will beable too!!!!!

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Me too smile

  15. Kidgas profile image80
    Kidgasposted 7 years ago

    Maybe in a decade or two.

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Kidgas, Maybe not live off it but I am sure you will enough to pay your bills smile, like a lot of the others.

  16. Dorsi profile image93
    Dorsiposted 7 years ago

    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!!

    1. Misha profile image76
      Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Aww, thanks Dorsi, love ya too smile

      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. smile

    2. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Misha I think I have to read much of hubs now smile.

  17. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    Just adsense no. But combined with my affiliate income,yes and quite well.

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nelle....That's great!

  18. Lissie profile image80
    Lissieposted 7 years ago

    I make a full-time living online. If it was just Adsenes - I could live off it if I moved to a cheaper Asian country. Adsense plus affiliates - Im making about the avg wage of my country.

    Its just hubpages though and I have multiple accounts here as well - oh and its not random. Learn how to pick keywords- write a lot of hubs, learn how to do backlinks - rinse and repeat.


    Its not that difficult but most people quit before they have made enough effort to succeed

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Lissie that does give me inspiration.I agree that its difficult to just make everything off just HP.

      1. Lissie profile image80
        Lissieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Its not even desirable ponx - you want to diversify your online income as much as possible :-)

  19. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    I'm getting there, got my first Adsense cheque and am working towards the next

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good to hear that cindyvine.And best of luck for your next one!

  20. CMHypno profile image96
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Its beginning to pick up - enough to pay a utility bill every couple of months.  Hope it keeps improving for all of us!

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your wishes CMHypno!

  21. profile image0
    Rookie70posted 7 years ago

    Guess it depends on much your living expenses are.  Some hubbers make thousands a month...and when I grow up I want to be just like them

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I am a very very long way off from 1000's a month but I hope to make at least 50 a month for now.

      1. xixi12 profile image72
        xixi12posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        how do you do it. I have not even made anything since i started. I didnt even know you could make something. lol

  22. Mrvoodoo profile image60
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    Yes.

    Although if I was a normal type person with wife, kids, mortgage, car payments, etc. probably not.  But it pays for my rent, food, beer, smoke, and the occasional holiday.

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good to hear that and all the best for more earnings to come!

  23. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    I can certainly see the snowballing of earnings happening. And I'm hoping to earn enough to stay home full time as a mum.

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's nice to hear Wrylit!All the best for more!

  24. Evan Hutchinson profile image77
    Evan Hutchinsonposted 7 years ago

    I can pay my car payment with it, but my main career by far provides the meat of my income.

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well as of now my main income provides everything smile but hope so HP can help me earn the extra income!

  25. Sunny Robinson profile image72
    Sunny Robinsonposted 7 years ago

    Ahh it would be nice to pay some bills with adsense, especially as I stay at home a lot.

    Maybe even pay a vet cost for one of my dogs who needs to get his eye checked.

    Yep, sure would be nice.  Lol.

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      smile

  26. Dale Nelson profile image43
    Dale Nelsonposted 7 years ago

    We are planning a holiday for mid next year and so every time we near the thresh hold, we move it a bit further away.

    Keeps me motivated to chase a threshhold. We could probably pay a few bills, but this way works for us. Its more fun.

    I wonder if any other hubbers are doing this. It also takes away the disappointment every time you check your earnings to see what youve done so far.

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Chasing a threshold is a good thing to keep you motivated I think.All the best Dale!

  27. MissE profile image81
    MissEposted 7 years ago

    Hmmmmm..... in a card board box maybe.....

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      smile

  28. Singular Investor profile image80
    Singular Investorposted 7 years ago

    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 !

    1. ponx profile image83
      ponxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well then it seems like its a long way off for me!

 
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