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First Payout Arrives!

  1. Michael Willis profile image79
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    It took a while to grasp the patience needed to wait for the first Google payout (lol), but it is worth the time invested once you receive the first payout. It took 13 months plus one day to reach so it took an additional month for the payment.

    The limit to reach is $100.00 so I expected that would be the amount, but since my payout amount was much higher by the time Google cut the check I received a higher payout! I was very surprised by this and excited. I am now also extremely close to another payout.

    I am mainly posting this so the new members to Hubpages and those who are anticipating their first payout will see that eventually you will reap the benefits of writing on HP. And like I have seen many others say that the second payout always comes much faster.

    My best advice to newer members.....Read, read and read Hubs from other members. Learn from their experience and take to heart the advice from those HP members who have been here a long time. And of course, have patience.

  2. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations on reaching such an awesome milestone! I'll catch you soon.... lol

    (I just missed out this month by $2.)

    1. Michael Willis profile image79
      Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I missed the first by .01 cent. lol, that is why it took another month to get the payout.

  3. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    That is brilliant Michael! I am so pleased for you. With only 26 hubs you have done really well smile

    1. Michael Willis profile image79
      Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. I finally started making money after hearing everything I was reading on HP and experimenting with keywords and tags.

  4. kirstenblog profile image75
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    Thats brilliant!

    In the UK the threshold is £60 and I have been waiting so long (after hitting £60) that by the time the check is cut it will probably be closer to £100. It is so true what you say, you gotta be patient. I suppose if I was bringing in a min of £60 a month easy then it wouldn't be so bad but hey I need to write more if I wanna do that big_smile

  5. MPG Narratives profile image60
    MPG Narrativesposted 7 years ago

    Well done Michael smile Hope it keeps getting better from now on.

  6. travelespresso profile image79
    travelespressoposted 7 years ago

    Nice post Michael.  Congrats on getting your first payout!

  7. CASE1WORKER profile image77
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    oh well done, nowhere near yet... but I have hopes

  8. europewalker profile image80
    europewalkerposted 7 years ago


  9. tonymac04 profile image88
    tonymac04posted 7 years ago

    Well done! Still waiting for mine, LOL!

  10. wilderness profile image93
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    Congrats, Michael!  Like so many others, I'm still waiting for my first payout, but it will come.

  11. Jen's Solitude profile image87
    Jen's Solitudeposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations on reaching your first pay out! I am glad you posted this as an encouragement to others wondering if it will every happen. smile

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    maddy757posted 7 years ago

    hey congrats..! smile smile

  13. emievil profile image79
    emievilposted 7 years ago


  14. Michael Willis profile image79
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    Thank you everyone. It was awesome to finally get the payout in hand!

  15. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    Congrats Michael!

  16. Starhub profile image53
    Starhubposted 7 years ago

    13 months and 1 day ? too much time. hope i do better, joined recently

  17. J@ps profile image79
    J@psposted 7 years ago

    Great news!
    Thanks for sharing to everyone!

  18. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations Michael! smile big_smile

  19. CYBERSUPE profile image59
    CYBERSUPEposted 7 years ago

    Wonderful and God Bless. Here's wishing you the very best.

  20. geargirl113 profile image60
    geargirl113posted 7 years ago


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    Rhysjcposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations smile I've been here at HubPages now for 2 months and I've only made about $8, but slowly does it I guess. I can't wait till I reach that amazing milestone smile again, well done!

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image78
      EmpressFelicityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's actually not bad going, believe it or not. 

      It does build up over time though.  I made payout in July, after 11 months.  Unless things go really pear shaped, I should make payout again at the end of this month, three months after the first time.

  22. PurpleOne profile image87
    PurpleOneposted 7 years ago

    That is amazing after only 26 hubs. Good for you!

  23. Diane Inside profile image81
    Diane Insideposted 7 years ago

    That's so great congrats, and very encouraging. Thanks.

  24. Dorsi profile image93
    Dorsiposted 7 years ago

    A big congrats!

  25. Mieka profile image78
    Miekaposted 7 years ago

    Congrats! On to the next pay-out? Anything fun or special planned for the money?

  26. nikipa profile image27
    nikipaposted 7 years ago

    Great News! Congrats!

  27. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years ago

    Congrats Michael, may your future payouts be in less than half the time or quicker, than your first smile

  28. Simone Smith profile image89
    Simone Smithposted 7 years ago

    Congrats! HubPages is all about patience and diligence.  I hope you enjoyed the process of writing as much as you're enjoying the payout!  I bet the next one shall come along much more quickly big_smile

    1. Michael Willis profile image79
      Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I appreciate everyone's responses.
      And I have come to really enjoy writing again since joining HP. Before I joined I had not written any type of "articles" such as we do here on HP since High School. lol around 30 years ago. Since HP I have regained the joy for writing I had way back then.

  29. reasonablyspeakng profile image59
    reasonablyspeakngposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations!  I am new on HP so it is exciting to hear when people reach that first payout.  Looking forward to mine.  Great job!