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Help! I'm Losing Money on HubPages!

  1. Pratonix profile image82
    Pratonixposted 7 years ago

    I've been on HubPages for the last two months or so. I have put up almost 90 hubs and have got 11,000 hits. My HubScore is 90 now, but keeps moving up and down.

    I haven't yet applied for Google AdSense or any other program. Because, frankly, I don't know how to go about it.

    Do you think it is high-time I started making some money on HubPages? Is 11,000 hits in two months okay? Does it establish you as a writer on HubPages?

    Can anyone tell me what I should do next? Can I have a few simple suggestions? Say, upto five?

    Help, please!

    1. SubmissionWork profile image37
      SubmissionWorkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My friend ...

      You are leaving money on table.

      You should start monetizing it when you crossed the figure of 10 hubs.

      Immediately add Adsense and amazon and start earning.

    2. saleheensblog profile image62
      saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this
    3. Ultimate Hubber profile image60
      Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yup, apply for it. 11,000 hits in 2 months isn't bad at all especially when you are new to IM.

      The income can vary a lot depending on the topics and traffic sources.

  2. Pearldiver profile image79
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Monetise your hubs and get your analytics setup as well, so that you can evaluate your traffic. But before you do any of that click on the help and learn from what you read. It's not hard but don't take shortcuts. Sign onto the Hub Bootcamp also.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    Sign up for adsense! smile

    Note: If you are still living somewhere in Asia, there might be a 6 month waiting period, not sure. If so, it will give you a lot more time to think about it while you are waiting.smile

  4. Pratonix profile image82
    Pratonixposted 7 years ago

    Thanks,friends, for your suggestions. I have the U.S. address of my daughter. Can I give that?

    Whatever I get from HubPages can go to her.

    Is that okay?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Deceit invariably backfires…, even if perceived as ethical.

      This is just a philosophical opinion. smile

    2. alternate poet profile image65
      alternate poetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Of course it is ok - if you use an Asian address you will have to wait, although you have done the work etc already.  Don't even think of doing anything else -  use your daughters address!!

  5. Online Earning profile image76
    Online Earningposted 7 years ago

    Good job...
    You can join clickbank for free...And start earning money by promoting some of there 10,000 plus products...

  6. Starfishfelix profile image59
    Starfishfelixposted 7 years ago

    You definitely need to sign up for Adsense, Amazon, etc.  My understanding is that Hubpages uses their own IDs on the ads until you enter yours (then your ads are displayed 60% of the time, theirs 40%).  Without that, no money would come in.

    You may be thinking of how Squidoo does it - I believe that they pool their Adsense income and then redistribute it according to a page's popularity.  Amazon they use their own account, but you get a cut.

    Your poetry pages are nice and well designed, but the visitors are less likely to click an Adsense link or buy something from Amazon than a page on "Energy Efficient Refrigerators" or something else that is not terribly exciting, but designed towards people interested in buying something.

    If you really want to make some money, I'd try setting some up with a more mercantile focus.  If its not that important, I'd continue to do what you find interesting and fun and not worry about the money.

    With 11,000 views, once you set up your Adsense, etc. you will definitely see at least some income coming through on your existing pages, just not as much as on "selling" pages.

  7. kephrira profile image57
    kephriraposted 7 years ago

    If you got 11,000 in your first two months I'd say it is well worth signing up for adsense and amazon. You won't earn a fortune at first, but you'll get enough for it to be worth doing, and if you keep going like you have been you should have quite a nice extra income after 6 or 12 months.

  8. Mieka profile image68
    Miekaposted 7 years ago

    Definitely sign up. Now hubpages takes all the adsense income from your hubs, and if you sign up, you get 60 per cent of the views.

    Plus I think 11,000 views is quite good. I've been here 10 months and I only have 6,500 views so far...

    Good luck!!

  9. sid_candid profile image61
    sid_candidposted 7 years ago

    I think you have done an excellent job so far at hubpages. 11,000 hits in 2 months is exceptional. It is high time you start monetizing your hubs. Sign up for advertising affiliate programs like adsense, amazon, kontera etc. I am sure that you should start earning good money once you have these into your hubs. All the Best.smile

  10. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    losing time on hubpages - hmmmmmm. . . I've been doing that but I don't really mind, because I learn in the process even when I'm messing around in the forums.  But I can't say I've actually lost any money because I signed on for adsense and amazon and analytics as soon as I could - it was easy enough for me to figure out without a tutor so it must be really easy!  good luck to you and you're doing spectacular with that many views already.  might as well get paid.

  11. profile image0
    Sandra's Blogposted 7 years ago

    Yes, My advice is sign for AdSense..it is not much but... If you have 11.000 hits just in 2 months..you might made bit more than some of us!

  12. liljen23 profile image74
    liljen23posted 7 years ago

    You should have been signed up for Adsense and Amazon long time ago, you are missing out. 11,000 views in two months is great. Use the keyword tool and tracking tool for all of your hubs and you will be fine from now on because now you can make some money!!

  13. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I stopped by this forum thread and actually had mixed feelings about posting to it, simply because it made no sense.

    "Help, I'm Losing Money on HubPages!"

    You cannot possibly be losing money, since it is free to write. You can be missing out on earning money, because you've failed to sign up for the affiliate positions and get a publisher's ID.

    But, you cannot be losing money, since you are not spending money on HubPages. hmm