I beat my record number of impressions by about 600, I beat my AdSense record by about 75 cents, meaning that my AdSense record now stands at approximately $47.45..... and I shipped 8 Amazon items for $35.17 commissions. Whilst that Amazon day is nowhere near a record, it is still heading in the right direction.
Roll on Christmas! This is all mightily important to me of course, having just quit my job to do this online stuff full time
Yes, my average is over $30 now.
You should perhaps bear in mind that I have approximately 43 times the number of hubs as you, use trackers regularly, and have about 150 referrals... I am still way off the top dogs on here (that was an unintentional pun, just to clarify... that dog in the avatar IS the top dog, or top bitch to be precise )
I wasn't comparing us by any means. I've only been around for like 2 weeks.... just pumped to see ANYONE making that kind of Adsense income on Hubpages!
There are plenty of hubbers that make 3 times more than me, it is my goal to stand alongside them. In reality, the day that I had yesterday is the day that I will need to have most days now that I have resigned from my real job.
Do you want one piece of advice? Xmas is the biggest time of the year, get publishing those product hubs now if you want to cash in!
I'll probably stick to what I know best (college related info)...although I'm sure Christmas will bring in a lot of money for product related Hubs! Hubpages gives me something to do while our website/blog gets a makeover...been a long process so I figured I'd spend my time productively instead of sitting around waiting it out!
Good luck to you!
Well done ryankett, nothing like "having" to make a full time income online to use as motivation. Geez, with 470 hubs, won't be long till you hit 500 and making $100 a day. I also noticed you are leading referrals on shetoldme as well. Great stuff mate.
SheToldMe turned out to be a complete waste of time in all honesty, I still have days on there without making a single cent. Although it has to be the first time that I have ever managed to top a referral table, so all good experience
That's a shame, and surprising. I recently joined shetoldme because a lot of Hubbers here seemed to recommend joining there. If you're not able to squeeze a buck out of them I don't think I'll have much of a chance.
I still use them for the easy 'DoFollow' backlink, and my hubs which are backlinked there perform better than the ones which are not. So for that reason, continue using the site. I never signed up for the revenue, just expected the revenue to be better. The quick and easy backlink (for SEO purposes) is still worth the effort. Same with Snipsly, thats probably the better site (and easier too).
So are you paying taxes on your hubpages ?
Yes, I am registered as self-employed. This means a yearly tax return, I retain a proportion of my earnings in a savings account which will be used to pay my tax bill following next April 1st. I am dreading the form.
I actually registered as self-employed on June 1st, when I realised that my earnings were about to take off. Why do you ask?
Ryan you are on the ball!! Having 150 referrals is amazing. You are a very hard worker. I have started using sniply for backlinks, and noticed you over there as well. Is sniply one of the sites you have found to be a favor for you?
It doesn't make me much money, or win me much traffic, at least not directly.
If you see my post above about SheToldMe, the same applies really. I use it solely for the 'DoFollow' backlink. I backlink my hubs on numerous sites, of which Snipsly is one. All I know is that the hubs which I backlink end up much further up the search engines than the ones which I don't...
Whether or not Snipsly plays a part in that I do not know, but I will give it the benefit of the doubt and continue to backlink there
Another thing about Amazon, if you were to do some video reviews of actual products, these could be products you own or lend from the library (I do it all the time....the librarians look at me funny when I lend different stuff out each fortnight!!!) I've found that if you have a youtube account that has a goal of reviewing products on video you can share these out on related hubpages or other webpages that you have control of.....this is one thing that has boosted my Amazon earnings in the last year and a half.
It might take a while to experiment with different formats of videos and it certainly took me awhile with over 12 Youtube accounts....but since you have no dull job now to drag you down, then I suggest you do try this route of earning from your videos....I've just started some Ebay video reviews which seem to be picking up some pace.
Very nice, it feels good to be working for yourself doesn't it! I've been there for two years and it's great, however I get most of my income from other sponsors than here.
I'm trying to get up there with adsense, still averaging only 10 to 15 bucks a day. I'm also opening a full store with Amazon products in all my websites.
One word of advice however, if your now doing this full time and dependent on your web work for all your income,,,,,
I can't stress that enough. I have over a dozen different ways of making money online, with over 60 different sponsors, ad revenue streams and so on.
With so much changing all the time and things rough all over for everyone, you never know when one of your revenue streams will suddenly croak.
Get your own sites going, spread yourself out and cover all your bases. Having said that Hubpages is a wonderful way to make money, as your doing. Congrads.
Bill, I now have time to develop my new niche website, remember I bought that Wordpress hosting I might get cracking on that today.
I am actually going to stay clear of AdSense on that one. I will be using Amazon affiliate, but finding the best alternative to serve ads.... in order to (hopefully) create a third major revenue stream. Any recommendations?
Well, who you use for sponsors depends on what the niche is about. Amazon covers everything pretty well. But other big boys are:
If you dig enough you can find individual ones also. You also can sell items yourself if you find good, REAL wholesalers. I sell leather jackets using Paypal as my merchant account.
Don't forget selling advertising on your own sites also. I just made 75 bucks for 3 simple text links on my sites, and make a few hundred a year off banners in my sidebars.
Feel free to email me any questions you have, being on your own is both liberating and scary at the same time!
Many thanks for your kind offer Bill, its good to have a few offers of help... it means that I can ask each kind volunteer a couple of questions each, rather than unfairly bombarding the same person a thousand questions a day I just need to dig up that old Wordpress thread, there were 3 people on there offering help, I will hold each person to their offers though! I never turn down an offer of free knowledge!
Would you please sell you dog to me? She is just what I need and want for a companion. If I gave you 10% of my HP earnings I could pay about $3.88 for her!
Well done Ry, I beat a few records recently..I just need a few more hubs to take off the way one has. I managed to get 1400 views to my best hub last weekend, I hope I can keep the position it has as 3rd on Google first page.
I wish I could quit my day job, you say you got $47 dollars in a day, but your from the UK aren't you? so that's about £25 a day? that awesome! I was getting £10 a day over the weekend, wish I could keep it at that.
Thanks again for keeping us informed!
Well with the current exchange rate it actually works out at £31.60 (well my AdSense is displayed in £ and thats what it said).
So my total earnings yesterday of $82.62 equate to £55.08. If I can make that on a daily basis, considering the 7 day residual week, then that is £20k per year.
My average day at current is about £30 across AdSense and Amazon. Which isn't quite sufficient, I will get there though. To think that I am earning £210 a week from Hubpages now is astonishing, but I want to double that. Remember that there is tax and national insurance to pay! Bastards!
Wow tats astonishing! Do you think I will ever get there? I find it hard to apply all the techniques you use because I have cook and clean when I finish work at 2pm each day..lol I am trying though and put hours in each day
I'm aiming for £300 a month at the moment.. that will help because I want to move out of shared accommodation. My dad said there is a minimum amunt before you have to pay tax?
I'm not sure what the minimum amount is now exactly for paying tax in the UK. Read your tax code, if it says something like 245L, that mean you have to earn £2,450 per annum before you start to pay tax. When you are employed by someone else, the taxman divides your annual allowance by 52 and deducts that weekly allowance from your pay packet before charging you the percentage they take.
If you earn on here on top of wages you may be earning, you have to declare them and will likely get taxed at the full rate. If at the end of the year, your earnings are less than your tax code allowance, you will get a rebate.
When you are self-employed, like Ryan, you will be able to claim back expenses like a portion of the electricity bill used to run the computer, and quite possibly all of the money you pay to get internet access. Doubt if they'll foot the coffee bill, but worth a try! Also anything you have to pay out money for, like web hosting, will be tax deductable.
It is £6475, as they got rid of the 10% bracket.
You can earn over £100 a week in the UK without being liable for tax now?
Wow! That is some difference from just a few years ago.
I didn't see much difference. Although I am not too sure how far you are going back!
The 2003-2004 tax threshold was:
Personal Allowance: £4,615
10% Tax Threshold: £1,960
Basic Rate (22%): £1,960 - £30,500
Somebody on £20k would deduct £4,615, so thats £15,385. Then deduct £1960 (£196 tax paid) = £13425
22% on £13425 = £2953.50
Total tax paid = £2953.50.
The 2010/2011 tax threshold is:
Personal Allowance: £6,475
No 10% Threshold
Basic Rate (20%): £0 - £37500
Somebody on £20k would now pay £2,650 income tax. Of course, that fails to take into consideration the MASSIVE fuel and food inflation.
So that saves £303.50 per year for somebody earning that amount without a single pay rise (which isnt unusual now in this climate, if you can find a job!).
I would bet that most peoples Council Tax bills have risen by that in the past 6 years. Nobody is better off IzzyM, everybody is much worse off in reality! That threshold may have risen in monetary terms, but in real terms? The rise in threshold is very slight, inflation was ludicrious for a few years, you would get a shock in a British supermarket!
I left the UK in 2003 but was self-employed for 20 years before that.
If you think your supermarket prices are high you should visit the continent.
I've been saying it for a few years now, and am heartened to hear others say it too now, that walking into a UK supermarket is like walking into a sweetie shop.
You may not appreciate it, but the choice and prices you have there are fabulous compared to other places in the EC.
As to council tax, I left a house in the UK that cost me £1,500 a year in council tax (Scotland was always much more expensive than England after Maggie Thatcher insisted we got an extra 'review' that England never suffered) to a house here in Spain that initially cost well less than £100 a year in council tax. That has now risen by over 400%, the shops prices by God knows what percent, but they are much dearer now than the UK. Petrol is also well up, never really came down after the oil crisis. The ONLY things cheaper here now are cigarettes and booze and they are catching up rapidly...do Tesco still sell a litre of Smirnoff for £10? Well the same here costs €14.
Only difference is we can buy an unknown name or brand that we have never heard of for approx, €4.
Taxes here are a lot higher than 20%, and there is no social security when unemployed.
There is a plane leaving tomorrow from Alicante...think I'll be on it!
My understanding is that all income has to be declared.
There is a tax threshold in the UK of £6,475. You only pay tax (20%) on the amount above that.
I am assuming that your PAYE job already swallows that £6475 per year, so technically you need to pay 20% on everything that you earn on hubpages. Plus a different class of NI contribution, £2.40 per week I believe for your 'self-employment' whilst also being 'employed'.
I only registered as self-employed after my earnings exceeded £200, when I decided that the risk was not worth taking.
Nice job! I have a long ways to go, but my unique amazon visitors are going up pretty well although sales are not as good as last month.
Keep up the great work. You are an inspiration.
If only I could reach the same sort of amounts of money as you! Maybe I could with twice as many hubs.
Congratulations though and it is good to hear success stories!
Great work, Ryan - good to see that your effort is paying off.
I have been self-employed for about three years, and it is full of ups and downs. We hit a low when the economic crisis struck and practically resorted to looking down the back of the sofa for enough change to pay the bills. Now we are doing OK and I can start working on the house.
It sure beats the hell out of working in a shop, though!
If you need any advice or you just want to vent about the taxman, feel free to mail anytime
PS: I hope that your good adsense week translates into a bad football weekend - we need those points
Congrats on your winfall, continue moving forward. Godspeed.creativeone59
Just stopping to add my congrats and then I'm going to re-read, from top to bottom, this particular forum. Your sharing your news has also resulted in a wealth of information. Well done and I'm glad you posted your news!
It's taken a while for me but finally my google views are far outnumbering my hupages views. Initially, I wrote for other hubbers. But now I'm more aware of amazon and adsense when I write a hub. Sometimes, I do still write hubs just for fun. But I definitely need to jump on the Christmas hubs!
Way to go, Ryan! Yesterday was a great day for me, too with both AdSense (~$12) and Amazon (sold 12 items)- followed by a terrible day so far today (with AdSense, anyway!)
Go figure! Go with the flow, actually!
I admit most of my hubs have no Amazon links. I've never had one single sale with them, on here or my sites.
But since I'm going to start a store in my website using Amazon products I suppose I should start putting them back in my hubs.
I take my hat off to your persistence in your earnings and it shows its paying off.
Congrats on becoming a full time internet entrepeneur.
Wish I could say the same. Still have a long way to go before quiting the day job. Nearly at my first 1000 adsense clicks though and had a record 6 amazon sales this weekend.Things are snowballing slowly.
Way to go, Ryan. That's great that you can be self employed in this kind of work, though I can't imagine how you did it while holding a regular job at the same time. Great work!
If you have not already done so take advantage of the free courses that HMRC run which will help you understand how to keep records and your tax liabilities. There are all sorts of rules and regs that look daunting, but actually after the sessions they are not so daunting.
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