I thought I'd open a thread here for anyone who wants to share how well, or how bad, their sales and progress on making money on the web has been this year.
For me, I've been working 100% off the web for around 4 years or so. I must say this year has been the best. In fact I've made more working off the web this year than at any job I've every had.
That is NOT saying that much. I consider myself in the lower to middle class while being single. However I am very happy with my progress.
It was only 6 months or so ago my adsense really took off after learning a few things this year.
Same goes for Amazon, I'm really sorry I did not push them harder sooner. I've learned a lot this year, which is something everyone has to keep doing no matter how good they think they are.
For 2011 I am opening my biggest website yet, a general electronics site so I can push everything under the sun about electronics.
So I'm happy, making more and ready to make even more in 2011. How about everyone else, what can you share, good or bad about this year?
this was my first year where i really pushed myself with hubpages,i started off the year making £5 a month:( but with some hard work and a few niche hubs my views increased to around 3000 a day and my ebay and adsense earnings were increasing month on month,november and dec have even seen an amazon increase for me where by i am selling over 10 items a month,i also hit my goal of 150 hubs and am looking to double that for 2011,good luck to everyone!!
My Hubpages earnings have been just ok for 2010. My website however, is doing fantastic! I'm extremely happy!
Thanks both of you, glad to hear things are going well. I'm sure we will all do better in 2011. However you need to really keep up with the new stuff going on today.
So much is changing so fast, tried and true methods will not always work with the new changes. Good luck all!
Bill - you appear to be under the misguided belief that you will have time to do your own work in 2011- when in reality you will be receiving billions on emails from me about my own website attempt .
2010 is the first time I have tried to make money online and in December I have earned more than any other month of my life including when I worked full-time as a Project Manager - that's only the Christmas effect but it's made me very happy.
I'm sure you will learn more faster than you think. The key is to not expect to learn everything in a day, or even a month.
Yes now that Christmas is over the sales will be slower. But just think what it will be like next year when you have had a full year to build everything up!
I am very pleased with this year - I write very few commercial hubs, yet I went from payout every other month last year, to payout every month by the end of the year, and this year, I have well-surpassed that.
Amazon has been steadily increasing - I made more on Amazon in Nov/Dec than the preceding eight months - am very pleased with that.
I am learning how to work smarter rather than just working harder, and plan to learn a lot more to improve my existing hubs.
Good for you! Yeah the old "work smarter not harder" is something I need to do. I no longer have any extra time to start new projects.
So I need to start working smarter and cut out all the time wasting things I do. Being on here does not count.
I went from earning pennies at the beginning of the year to having Adsense payouts for the last three consecutive months and have hit 7% commission on Amazon for the first time this December.It took time, but it has proved to be worth all the time and effort!
Good for you. Making money on the web takes time, no doubt about that. However most of what you make on the web continues to earn long after you finish it.
I still get checks in the mail from places I forgot I signed up for!
Well Bill I live off what I (now) earn online - simple as that. Up to April this year my income was steadily increasing - then I got some sound advice as the year wore on, took notice of it (though in all honesty I believe I coulda mushed a bit more despite the ups and downs) and haven't looked back.
I'm happy, surprised, chuffed, satisfied and am now looking at increasing my current income (more effort) by at least three times in the coming 12 month period.
Good times - and great thread Bill ... Happy New Year, Happy Increased Income
I've only used hubpages since september/october so for me my earnings are not good but I am always the optimist because although I have only made pennies and I am WAY off a payout, my little pennies are adding up (very slowly) and increasing. I understand that they need to mature and I don't have hardly any hubs compared to other hubbers on here, so 2011 will see me increase my hubs, revenue and reputation (hopefully) lol.
I've only been on HubPages for a year, but on Squidoo for almost 4 and 2010 has been my best year by far. I've earned almost as much as '07,'08,'09 combined.
My earnings have constantly been increasing since I started this game. However my earnings per 1000 visitors have been decreasing. as far as I can tell this is mostly down to the economic situation, rather than my own skills. 2010 was slightly better, but I fully expect to see a much healthier outlook in the next few years as the economy improves, more advertiser spending, wooo!
2010 has been great for me!! I write on a number of sites but my Hubpages earnings for December were a record for me as I have made almost $600 from here this month (thats counting adsense, amazon and kontera). This month alone I have surpassed $1000, another earning record. I can only imagine that if I take on board what I have learnt this year and work as hard next year my earnings will continue to grow. This excites me greatly.
Well done to you too and good luck for next year!!
Congrads to all, sounds like many are learning how to make that money and look forward to building up for next year.
It's nice to hear of so many doing well in the face of all the gloom and doom you hear everywhere else.
Just goes to show no matter how bad things are there is always a way to get ahead and even prosper in even the worst of times. You just have to think outside the box and work hard.
I too had the best year so far, by far. Happy and even more prosperous 2011 to everybody!
Wow, even the pros had the best year yet! We better not let this out or everyone will be in here wanting some!
I think HP overall has had their best year. I'm sure we can thank them for continuing to give us better tools to work with, and the site keeps climbing in the rankings. I've learned so much in the time I've been here. It really is a very helpful community.
I've reached targets I set and enjoy the challenge of reaching goals. I think some of the best advice I've received is to make what we have work, see how it's working and repeat it. Also to have groups of hubs written on the same topic in specific categories.
December was my best month ever for adsense and amazon. they're about equal in earnings, amazon being higher.
so thanks everyone! you never know when something you share helps someone, but it does. have a happy 2011, hubbers.
2010 has certainly been an incredible year here for me on Hubpages. I seem to learn something new everyday and seeing the sales and the adsense add up is such an amazing reward. Alot of my skills have come from taking the 60 day challenge and just want to take a second out to thank Sunforged. Should another 60dc start I recommend all to take the challenge, I for one will be there again!
I am new to hubpages, just a few weeks on here but I have already seen some money coming in from adsense. I also make my income full time from the web and 2010 was an OK year for me.
This has been an incredible year for me. In Oct and Nov I saw record-breaking months, hitting right at $400 for each month. I went over $700 for December. I'm well pleased. I have right at 30 hubs in the works and hope to publish at least another 100 this year.
May everyone experience health, wealth and happiness in 2011!
I love this thread, thanks for starting it Bill!
This year was my first full year with hubpages. I had a slow start at the beginning of the year, then took three to four months off then started writing a lot of hubs to make up for it. I made payout twice on adsense! whoohoo! My amazon sales were more than I thought I would make as compared to similar months last year. Very happy and all fired up for 2011.
Have a great new year everybody!
I had a good year, but I've had better. Economy or what I don't know. So I spent today learning a new way to create ebay-centric sites. The learning curve was steep and I'm a bit overwhelmed, but I believe that you have to keep learning. Tomorrow it will start to feel more familiar.
Nice to see more hubbers that had a great year! I think we all will have an even better year next year.
The more you work on the net the more you learn and make, at least that's been my observation. Bed time for me so nite nite everyone.
Wow, so many inspiring comments. I am so happy for all of you, I just started at HP about 6 weeks ago so my earnings are nothing to write home about. However I made my first amazon sale and made about three dollars or so on adsense. Hope next year will bring more income.
Wow, I'm glad everyone is doing so well. I've started earning about 2 cents a day through adsense and have at least 50 views or so a day. That sounds pretty sad. I'll get better, and more motivated soon. I hope.
This year has been great for me. I reached every single goal I set myself, and for me, it doesn't get better than that! My goals for the coming year are a lot steeper, but I'm pretty sure I can reach them, and hopefully surpass them
Congrads to those who made their goals this year. For the ones just starting, it may seem hard but in time all the hubs and work pays off.
The main thing is to get making those hubs, websites and whatever your working on and get them out there. You can't make anything if it's not on the web!
I wish to start my own website soon, I am looking for a niche which I like and at the same time earn some.
I earned USD 846.76 this month (14 hours more to go), both amazon and adsense. I am so glad, my first venture in earning online is successful. Thanks a lot to HP and everyone here. (This is much larger than what I earned when I was teaching college students in the Phils, back then)
HP is an amazing place to start and to continue whatever goals we set in ourselves...
Happy New Year to everyone!!
Hey ssaul I am sure many people are going to be after your recipes next year I like them!
I am new on Hubpages about six week, from what I see it looks promising I am getting ready to publish more hubs in 2011 and my be start my own website
Congratulation to everyone
I am still running around here with L plates on and have hit some goals and have near hit others. Also, haven't been here for a full year yet, so will be more interesting to ask of again in 12 months time.
For those of you still seeing the new year in around the time of this post (its 6pm NY's day here now), may your glass be full, your smiles plentiful, your family and friends healthy, and your 2011 the BEST ever on Hubpages.
Made a little over $900 in 2010. About $500 From Amazon and the rest from AdSense though I feel I still don't understand a thing.
2010 wasn't a bad year. My goal was to reach payout every month, and i'm happy i was able to achieve that. So i guess it was my best full year.
My goal for 2011 is to double my hubs, and try to triple my earnings. And with what i have learned from you wonderful hubbers, it can only get better.
(December was a downer for me. Traffic & earnings dismal)
Blessings to you all, and may 2011 bring us all joy, fulfilment, and God's grace.
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