Recurring Income (Possible on HubPages?)

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  1. RealityBomb profile image70
    RealityBombposted 8 years ago

    Hi, I'm fairly new here so you'll have to forgive me if my question appears somewhat naive. I was hoping someone could tell me, if a hubber reaches, lets say, 500 hubs, will these hubs continue to bring in an income even if the hubber stops writing for six months or more? (A never ending recurring income of sorts?)

    If the income does continue to come in, then I honestly can't see a single fault with Hubpages. This would basically mean a users income will always continue to grow and grow and there can't be a better incentive than that in my opinion.

    I'm going to be a bit cheeky and ask one quick final sub-question if thats okay, how many Hubs would you guess-timate someone would need for an avergae income of about $300 per week?

    I hope its okay me asking these questions, its just because I'm new I have more questions than answers in regards to earning potential. Shame I didn't discover Hubpages two years ago but at least I'm here now and I plan on staying 'well and truly' put.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry, but there is no set amount of hubs which will guarantee a certain amount of money here!  Often, a few well written, or highly searched for, hubs may do much better than a hundred run-of-the-mill articles!

      It all depends on the writer's subjects and ability to make the articles worth reading. IMHO!

    2. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Never say never, but I have pages I wrote in 2001 that still earn good money every month.

      Everything fades away eventually, of course.

    3. iamalegend profile image73
      iamalegendposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Time makes money,not money make time

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

      There is not set number which many say, "however", the average person will need 100s. Just make sure you write about what people would be searching for. I have written hubs that are completely irrelevant on the internet. Had a rant hub which gets no traffic.

      Write informational hubs. I would say 500 hubs for most people would make you income, but to what extent depends...

      Keep a variety of hubs, but try and focus on a niche that works well....

      You can also refer people to huppages....

  2. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 8 years ago

    There is a hubber on the site who earns several thousand from 20 hubs.

    There are other hubbers with hundreds of hubs who earn a few measly dollars each month.

    IF you are willing to learn about keywords and optimisation (basically, write what you love but talk about it in a way to match google searches) you can definitely make some nice $$$.

    Hubs can take 6-9 months to see serious earnings and traffic. I have about 270 hubs across several accounts and this month I'm set to earn over $100. But I can also see that my earnings each month (even months I've hardly written) has often doubled or trebled. So I'm expecting next month to be even better. smile

    You should check out Spacey Gracey. She decided from the start she needed to earn money and she's earning enough now to stay at home full time - after 8 months.  Here's her hub on the topic: … wn-Formula

    1. tritrain profile image82
      tritrainposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think that's a really good point.  So, if you want to see earnings, try to build a few months before the "season" of the hub.

    2. RealityBomb profile image70
      RealityBombposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Brilliant thanks for the tips everyone. I guess quantity is important but quality is the MOST important.

    3. profile image0
      TopUniverseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      "There is a hubber on the site who earns several thousand from 20 hubs."

      I think some typo error. Am i right?

      If not who is earning that much from just 20 hubs?

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this
        1. Pcunix profile image92
          Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          There's another way to look at it too.

          It's my top 20 pages that bring in the lions share of money.   After those few, monthly income falls to less than $10 per page and by the time it gets to the 100th one, we're down to the two dollar and change group.  Extend that out to 200 and it's under half a buck monthly, at 300 down to a dime, at 400 it is just a penny and around the 550 mark it disappears entirely.

          So, yeah, I make good money from just twenty pages and if I were smart enough to write just those twenty I could have saved myself some time smile

          No, in seriousness that's not true.  Often there are other reasons for those pages, but my point is that people who make good money but have a lot of pages are not necessarily making it from evenly distributed amounts.

          1. WryLilt profile image90
            WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Actually this is completely true, Pcunix. I currently have five hubs on my main account which have each earned me at least 10-15% of my total income on hubpages and then all my other hubs combined (over 250) have earnt me maybe 30% of the rest.

            Although I'm hoping some more start maturing soon!

    4. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That article currently is not published.

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        That post is 4 years old. Spacey Gracey was banned years ago, after Hubpages started its post-panda crackdowns on everything. She was unbanned but think she quit of her own accord at some stage.

        1. theraggededge profile image98
          theraggededgeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          The current responses were to iamking's posting a link to his own hub today. That post has been removed now.

          1. theraggededge profile image98
            theraggededgeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Replying to myself here. I know we keep saying that it shouldn't be possible to revive old forum posts but I wish HP would hurry up and do something to close off comments on these old threads.

  3. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 8 years ago

    Try making many, many quality hubs that are SEO'd well and hit good keywords and you'll make lots.

    Until this way of making money becomes obsolete, which it will, but hopefully not for a few years. Making your own websites is the same thing only better. smile

  4. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    Don't forget the power of referrals.

  5. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    A lot of residual income is related to your own writing skills and the topic you write on.  If you want a long term income then you need to look for evergreen topics which will be useful for people to read for years to come.  If you want a quick buck, write about a specific product or similar.

  6. Jason Menayan profile image61
    Jason Menayanposted 7 years ago

    RealityBomb: Take a look at a sampling of success stories we've compiled:

    These are by no means all the successful Hubbers on the site, nor are they typical (most people don't have the perseverance to continue to publish without an immediate reward), but they certainly demonstrate what is possible if you continue to write high-quality content.

    Many of them have said explicitly that they don't do keyword research or SEO work like backlinking, so those are not necessary. However, writing high-quality content seems to be the recurring theme.

    1. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Which reminds me of someone who recently said that they tried HP out, didn't make any money, gave up and forgot about it.  I forget whether they said they were surprised when a check from Google arrived many months later or they just happened to check their stats, but the lesson was that just leaving their stuff here actually made them money they did not expect.

      1. Jason Menayan profile image61
        Jason Menayanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, that's true! We've heard that quite a few times. smile

        We've also included the traffic trend graphs in the success stories section, to demonstrate that traffic continues to build over time. Most people assume that once the initial (mostly internal, HubPages-based) traffic subsides after a few days or weeks, that their Hubs will stop getting traffic, when, in fact, the traffic growth has just begun at that point.

    2. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I do use keyword and SEO techniques and believe they help, but I have mixed feelings about backlinking.  I had rather others do this for me if my article merits the compliment.  If not, too bad for me and I'll try to do better with the next hub!

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

      In my experience, if you write a quality hub that focuses on a "new" - "popular"
      BUT low competition topic, you can get an extreme surge of traffic.....They may not be very long term though...

  7. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    The CPC worth of the keyword, the quality of the writing and the competition you face from other writers (as well as a few other factors) play a part in deciding how much money a person can earn from Adsense.

    But rest assured, if you made X amount of good quality hubs and abandoned them for six months, you should continue to earn money from them provided you continued to get traffic.

  8. Dale Mazurek profile image68
    Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago

    Let me tell you how things have worked for me.

    I have done almost nothing in the last six months.  I havent written a hub, only a few comments, no articles and no backlinking but still six months later now that I am back I am earning more with Hubpages then I was 6 months ago.

    You can read this however you want but if you keep working your earnings will keep building.


  9. mistyhorizon2003 profile image94
    mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago

    From what I understand (according to a Hubpage Staff comment some months back) most hubs reach their optimal income potential after about 3 years of having been published, so don't be surprised if for a year or so you earn very little, and then it starts to take off as the various hubs hit their 'peak'.

    1. RedSturtz profile image69
      RedSturtzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I believe this to be true, but just to cheer up anyone who is a bit put off by a three year wait, some hubs take off right from the start (maybe 3%?) and some hubs reach good traffic within 6-9 months of publication.

      1. Ipeoney profile image82
        Ipeoneyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I would say if you have written that much Hub-500 -you probably learned a lot already the ins and outs, which means your Hubs will earn you lots of money already. at least 500 per month. just my opinion.

  10. FatFreddysCat profile image100
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    ^^ "make money from the jawhorse?" Hahahaha!!

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This is such an old thread. the contents of which I think are probably not relevant anymore.

    2. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      "Each will provide various other services/products and so are definitely not running to the lone purpose of jogging AdSense."

      And that is a featured hub?

      When other people who produce good content are having their hubs made invisible to search engines by the bucket-load?

      Good grief.

      Edit: at least I had the satisfaction of flagging it.

      1. Susana S profile image97
        Susana Sposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        It's not featured. None of his hubs are.

        1. NateB11 profile image94
          NateB11posted 3 years agoin reply to this


        2. FatFreddysCat profile image100
          FatFreddysCatposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          1. Susana S profile image97
            Susana Sposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Indeed there was lol big_smile

  11. Kimberleyclarke profile image84
    Kimberleyclarkeposted 3 years ago

    I agree @theraggededge - it is a bit confusing having such old threads coming up as 'live' on my feed!


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