Living Off Online Earnings

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  1. sid_candid profile image58
    sid_candidposted 12 years ago

    How many of you live just from your online earnings. I mean your online earnings take care of all your expenses. Is it only from hubpages or other sites too?

    1. warchild75 profile image50
      warchild75posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Not yet,i reckon 3 more years of hard work and i will be able to make what i make from my full time job!!

      1. Sir Frobisher profile image60
        Sir Frobisherposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        How long have you been online?

        1. warchild75 profile image50
          warchild75posted 12 years agoin reply to this

          just under 3 years although i wasted the first 2 by not coming here enough,spent the last year working hard and now get a payout every month,now for a year of even harder work!!

  2. Flightkeeper profile image67
    Flightkeeperposted 12 years ago

    I would say that my online earnings -- and it's only hubpages -- can pay for two utility bills each month.

    1. KristenGrace profile image60
      KristenGraceposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I'll be thrilled when I can say this statement!! lol

  3. thisisoli profile image74
    thisisoliposted 12 years ago

    Things became a whole lot more expensive for me with a US immigration, so had to pick up a few clients sad

  4. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 12 years ago

    Me. Other sites first smile

  5. Shadesbreath profile image82
    Shadesbreathposted 12 years ago

    HP pays for roughly 15% of my annual beer purchases.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
      Rochelle Frankposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You must be making a fortune! smile

  6. Mark Knowles profile image58
    Mark Knowlesposted 12 years ago

    Yup - have done for several years now. Hubpages is a good part of it as well, but I usually earn more outside.

  7. Peter Hoggan profile image69
    Peter Hogganposted 12 years ago

    I do, and have done so for aroung 11 years. HubPages is a very small part of it.

    1. LeeWalls profile image61
      LeeWallsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I've read that many people say they make very little off Hubs. I wonder if it's worth writing for them or if it's just a pasttime. Comments welcomed.

      1. Misha profile image63
        Mishaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Peter did not say he makes little off hubs. He said HP is a small part of his online earnings. There is a difference smile

        1. LeeWalls profile image61
          LeeWallsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          He didn't say that but many people have said they make very little from Hubs.

          1. Peter Hoggan profile image69
            Peter Hogganposted 12 years agoin reply to this


            I don't write hubs to earn cash from Adsense clicks, if I did I would be writing about other topics entirely. For me it’s about getting traffic to my main site and making high value conversions there.

            So, although my Adsense earnings might be small, as a referrer HubPages is responsible for a steady stream of traffic to my site that converts well. Misha´s comment referred to income from hubs not from HubPages.

            1. LeeWalls profile image61
              LeeWallsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

              Does the number you have on the corner have to do with traffic? Sorry for the questions but I'm new to this so if you could be kind enough to answer.

              1. Peter Hoggan profile image69
                Peter Hogganposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                Perhaps traffic plays some part although I am not sure. My understanding is that it is based on how you interact with HubPages. The more often you post a hub or comment on others, how often you ask or answer questions, how often you take part in the forums and how many thumbs up your articles receive all count I believe. There are probably other factors as well but it’s not really that important.

                I doubt if Hub Score affects or reflects earnings. Finding a profitable niche to write about is what you should be thinking about if your long term strategy is to make a worthwhile income from HubPages.

  8. vicki simms profile image70
    vicki simmsposted 12 years ago

    Im pleased to say that Hubpages can now contribute to my caffine habit and buys me approx 1 costa coffee a month! I do hope to increase this to at least 2 or 3 a month though big_smile

  9. profile image0
    TopUniverseposted 12 years ago

    Normally no one has been good enough in short time. Look at the success stories, they are here for nearly 2 years or more.

  10. Megavitamin profile image73
    Megavitaminposted 12 years ago

    I've been on here for 2 years and I couldn't pay even one bill from HP earnings.  I'm happy for those who can!

    1. LeeWalls profile image61
      LeeWallsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You're another one that's backing what I said. And I too am happy for those that write here, post and get paid their work's worth.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 12 years ago

    I have made a living working online for over 10 years. It took me two months to establish my revenue stream that was sufficient to pay the bills. It's a HubPages myth that success takes forever. But you do have to be nimble, have lots of different online revenue sources, and work mind-numbing hours.

    I have hundreds of websites, in dozens and dozens of niches, and work with over 1,000 merchants.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image89
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Nelle, I don't think it is a "HubPages myth" that success takes forever.  For most new Hubbers, who've never worked online before, there's a learning curve to writing online.  Of course, people with previous experience can hit the ground running.

      I don't make a living online but I make enough to pay my supermarket credit card bill each month. 

      I know several people who do make a living online, but they worked silly hours for two or three years to get to that point.

  12. tritrain profile image70
    tritrainposted 12 years ago

    You might want to read and comment on this post -

    I am striving to be financially independent via internet income, and move to another nearby state.  The Modern Nexus bills/laws are what is worrying me.

  13. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 12 years ago

    I am a member of the Performance Marketing Association I worry about internet taxes and policies every day.

    That's why I've increased my adsense and ebay income. Neither of those programs gives affiliates in nexus states the boot. I've also been educating my state reps about the impact of such a bill

    You also can work with companies like K-mart, Office Max, Sears, and Wal-Mart that have a physical presence in the states. That way, they would have to close down their physical stores as well as fire their affiliates to get rid of the local nexus.

    I would not want to leave Massachusetts, because I depend on our health care law to guarantee my access to decent health care. It's NOT subsidized health care but it's available and at $872/month a good buy. It's a great place to live for lots of other reasons too. So I'm trying to learn how to fight the laws. It's been defeated in many states when the state reps learn the true impact and it's been the PMA effort that did the most help.

  14. RedElf profile image88
    RedElfposted 12 years ago

    I earn about 1/4 of my income from HubPages big_smile mind you, my income is not so high right now big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

  15. tritrain profile image70
    tritrainposted 12 years ago

    I'm on my way to that goal.

    One of my projects to build many Amazon affiliate stores by using an awesome Amazon store script.

    The big thing is just finding enough time between having a full time job still and a girlfriend.  smile

  16. ktowers profile image60
    ktowersposted 12 years ago

    Could maybe pay one bill a month but hopefully this will increase to two wink

    1. Julie2 profile image61
      Julie2posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      that is great.

  17. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 12 years ago

    I'm well on my way, but I'm not there yet.

    1. netlexis profile image62
      netlexisposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Me, too. I've been writing for content sites for almost two years now. I've seen my income move up with the more I write. This is the year I'm determined to write even more and develop my own sites, as well.

      For the hubber who started the thread, it's possible to earn a living , but not just from HubPages. That should me one part of a whole strategy.

  18. Uninvited Writer profile image77
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    My online earnings for last year were probably 3 weeks pay at my full time job. I have a ways to go smile

  19. divacratus profile image91
    divacratusposted 12 years ago

    Could pay a bill or two. Not just from hubs - but I earn a good income from Squidoo as well. Hoping to increase it further this year.

  20. suziecat7 profile image86
    suziecat7posted 12 years ago

    Pays a utility bill.

  21. profile image0
    cookingdivaposted 12 years ago

    I am barely making money for one regular coffee right now, but things looks promising and I am seeing increase in earned income enough to buy me McD lunch! :-)

  22. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 12 years ago

    I paid for all the Christmas gifts this year with my earnings smile  I could not have said that last year!!!  Its very fun!  Not all of my earnings are from Hubpages.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image89
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I just realized I did too.  All my eBay earnings are paid into Paypal, and I used my Paypal account to buy all my Christmas gifts online this year (all my family are overseas).

      Gee that makes me feel good!


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