I finally reached payout!

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  1. PurpleOne profile image87
    PurpleOneposted 7 years ago

    I've been a member for two years but wrote the majority of my hubs over the last two months after I finally got motivated to do so. $100 is not very much to be honest but it just goes to show that making money online is possible when I really didn't believe it at the beginning! Now I "just" have to try to figure out how to reach payout and beyond every month.

    Thanks to everyone on here for their advice and motivation to continue, even if it wasn't directed towards me. If I hadn't kept reading about other people's success stories, there's no way I would have made it!

    To those who are still trying to reach their first payout, keep going! If I can do it, you can too!

    1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
      ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations PurpleOne.  I've got a long way to go, but I'm not very focused on it either, so I have no complaints.  Best wishes for continued success.

      1. PurpleOne profile image87
        PurpleOneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Good luck and thanks! You will reach payout eventually too!

    2. David 470 profile image83
      David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I should be reaching payout quite soon. My earnings doubled last month. Hopefully this month will increase further. I have 3 basic goals for revenue

      1) reach payout monthly

      2) make 200-600$ monthly

      3) final long term goal is to make 1000+

      I have created quite a lot of hubs since June 2010 and want to make up to 500+
      I think if your the average person who is not an expert you need 500+ to make 100s of dollars monthly and possibly 1000+

      1. PurpleOne profile image87
        PurpleOneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I agree that even though quality is important, sometimes it just comes down to quantity too. Good luck!

    3. L.C. Smith profile image58
      L.C. Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the inspirational advice.  I currently have only two hubs published, so I have a long road ahead.  It's good to think of getting a little money as a bonus for doing something I enjoy.

      1. PurpleOne profile image87
        PurpleOneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I agree, good luck! We all have to start somewhere as they say and I'm only now at the point where I feel that making decent money online is actually possible but I am not there yet. I look at people with hundreds or even thousands of hubs and am envious!

    4. Stevennix2001 profile image90
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      congratulations purple one! great job.  here's to the first of hopefully many more to you.  cheers. smile

      1. Diane Inside profile image76
        Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        smile

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image90
          Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          hi diane, hows it going?  its nice to see you again. smile

          1. Diane Inside profile image76
            Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Hi Steven, it going okay, its nice to see you too. smile
            how are you?

            1. Stevennix2001 profile image90
              Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              pretty good thanks.  how about yourself?  what have you been up to lately?

              1. Diane Inside profile image76
                Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Oh not much, can't wait till tonight I have a very special date lined up.
                Which I think will be fun.    But otherwise nothing much else is going on.

                1. Stevennix2001 profile image90
                  Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  that's cool.  well i hope you have fun then tonight. im sure the lucky guy is looking forward to it as much as you. wink

                  1. Diane Inside profile image76
                    Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Well I know I am looking forward to it , it will be fun just getting to spend time with him, that's all that matters.

    5. Julie2 profile image59
      Julie2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That is so good to hear. It gives me hope and keeps me motivated as well.

    6. profile image51
      ShantiRposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Purple One,
      Congratulations! Well done.

      I'm new to all this, so I have a lot of reading and learning to do yet. It's good to know that eventually it can start paying off.

      I joined this Hub thing from a Facebook ad that said "Get paid for your writing." But the reality is, it looks like one has to put in a lot of effort with no assurance of pay on Hubs.

      I've spent a lot of hours here already, answering questions, writing Hubs and thinking about how to keep traffic rising - in fact, I do this when I should be doing other work (like now!).

      So thanks for the feedback and once again, congrats. I hope this is the start of something big for you!

      1. PurpleOne profile image87
        PurpleOneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, there is definitely a lot of effort one has to put in here in order to see results - way more than I would have imagined. I just keep trying to write more hubs, learn more and do some experimenting. I really really want to be able to make a decent amount of money on here in the future but we'll see. Good luck to you!

    7. tiffany delite profile image75
      tiffany deliteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      this is great to hear! i am new to hubpages and still trying to get it all figured out, but there is so much great information on this site that i'm sure before long i will get it all figured out. congratulations on reaching payout! blessings!

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Congrats! smile

    1. PurpleOne profile image87
      PurpleOneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!

  3. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations, PurpleOne!
    Yours is yet another success story that hints to me of the importance of a web presence, even if you haven't done very much.
    Thinking of RyanKett and his phenonemol success in very little time after he too joined early but didn't do much for his first year or so.
    I would be interested to know whether you learned about SEO before or after you wrote your new hubs.
    Learning SEO has undoubtedly been instrumental in my own success, but I love the idea that simply having a web presence for a length of time would push well-written articles up in the eyes of the search engines.

    1. PurpleOne profile image87
      PurpleOneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe you are right about the web presence thing - something I haven't really thought about but it makes sense!

      I would say that I starting learning about SEO before and during the writing of the bulk of my new hubs around two months ago. I became obsessed with learning things and now I can see that I have a ton more to learn. I have hit a wall again though and am finding it hard to churn out new material. My brain hurts! I don't know how some people on here can produce multiple hubs daily. I'm envious!

      Thanks!

  4. europewalker profile image76
    europewalkerposted 7 years ago

    Congrats!

    1. PurpleOne profile image87
      PurpleOneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!

  5. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations! A monthly payout was my original goal.  I've been doing that for over a year now.  Now, my goal is to increase those earnings.  Last month was my highest ever.  Gotta get to writin'!

    1. PurpleOne profile image87
      PurpleOneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You are obviously doing very well and I hope to get to your level some day. Congrats to you too and thanks!

  6. Diane Inside profile image76
    Diane Insideposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations, I struggle with motivation sometimes my self, sometimes I really think it is ourselves who hold us back.

    Glad to see you maid payout, I'm sure this is a great motivator.

    1. PurpleOne profile image87
      PurpleOneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that it is sometimes ourselves that holds us back the most! I find it hard to not censor myself too much and to just write whatever comes to mind. I'm getting better at just letting it flow I think! Thanks!

  7. lakeerieartists profile image75
    lakeerieartistsposted 7 years ago

    Congrats.  Getting that first payout is so very validating, and as you continue to do better, you will be even happier.  smile

  8. Aya Katz profile image82
    Aya Katzposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations, Purple One!

  9. waynet profile image70
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Well done! The world is your lobster now! or even oyester!

  10. MPG Narratives profile image60
    MPG Narrativesposted 7 years ago

    Well done Purple One, its good to know you can go away and then come back and still make things work for you. One of my hubs hit a score of 98 today, my personal best on a hub. That for me is a great feeling.

    As far as payout, not really focused on that but hope to one day. Best wishes for more payouts to you. smile

  11. Lady_E profile image66
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    Well Done, wishing you many more. smile

  12. Money Glitch profile image76
    Money Glitchposted 7 years ago

    Congrats to you! smile big_smile
    http://i25.tinypic.com/29ql636.jpg

  13. Jen's Solitude profile image84
    Jen's Solitudeposted 7 years ago

    The first payout is the sweetest so congratulations! smile

  14. emievil profile image77
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    Congrats! smile

  15. CarolineChicago profile image82
    CarolineChicagoposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations!!

  16. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    Congrats!

  17. CYBERSUPE profile image62
    CYBERSUPEposted 7 years ago

    Congrats and God Bless!

  18. CYBERSUPE profile image62
    CYBERSUPEposted 7 years ago

    Congrats and God Bless!

  19. CYBERSUPE profile image62
    CYBERSUPEposted 7 years ago

    Congrats and God Bless!

  20. CYBERSUPE profile image62
    CYBERSUPEposted 7 years ago

    OPPS!!  Did something wrong. Sorry

  21. suziecat7 profile image89
    suziecat7posted 7 years ago

    Congrats! That first one feels good.

  22. Stevennix2001 profile image90
    Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago

    lol. okay. i'll meet you there. smile

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
      schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi smile

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image90
        Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        hi schoolgirl, hows it going?

        1. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
          schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          ok smile

          1. Stevennix2001 profile image90
            Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            that's cool.  so what have you been up to schoolgirl?  smile

  23. profile image0
    TopUniverseposted 7 years ago

    Congrats and wishing you for making regular payout. You done it in very short time.

    Did you work hard on backlink to your hubs?

    Your answer may help and motivate new hubbers.

    1. PurpleOne profile image87
      PurpleOneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you! I kept reading about how important backlinking is and made a bit of an effort a few months ago but I don't do it anymore mostly because I haven't been able to figure out where to submit my backlinks. I'm not even convinced that it makes that big of a difference anyway but what do I know?

  24. RedElf profile image88
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations, Purple One - so glad you made payout! Exciting, isn't it?! big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

  25. TheWatchman profile image87
    TheWatchmanposted 7 years ago

    I made a dollar this month with my 5 hubs! its not much, but im remotivated to start hubbing, and cant wait to watch that dollar grow into the triple digits smile

    1. tmbridgeland profile image82
      tmbridgelandposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have about 30 Hubs and have 'made' $2.16 in the last month. Most of the hubs were written without much research into SEO, though I did try to make some of the titles attractive. It is weird which ones attract the most hits.

  26. PurpleOne profile image87
    PurpleOneposted 7 years ago

    Thank you to everyone who said congrats. I was not expecting so many! Good luck to everyone!

 
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