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First money earned...

  1. Leah Whitehorse profile image71
    Leah Whitehorseposted 7 years ago

    Okay so I'm very new here but not new to the net or to writing.

    I run two websites, both of which have an Amazon store (one has been running for 4 years) and neither store has ever gained me single cent.

    After a couple of weeks on hubpages and only a few hubs made I just checked my Amazon account and I've made $2.02! I checked and it was my Hubpages ID :-)

    Ok, so it's not an earth-shattering amount but it's a start and having done a lot of reading, I am beginning to see why my websites have never converted!

    Oh, and I made my first 3 cents on adsense from hubpages (that usually does ok on my website but looking to improve that this year as well with everything I'm learning here).

    So thanks to all for the tips and advice offered here and through the hubs. It just goes to show that if you follow the advice of those who have walked their talk, it can be done!

    Here's to the next dollar :-)

    1. kschang profile image91
      kschangposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Amazon is much harder to earn things on, unless you make a habit of reviewing things or offering how-to tips and linking to the things and materials.

      Google Adsense is much easier, once you got it started. Write about the things you know and love, esp. how-to or reviews, and you will eventually see a paycheck.

      I've cashed two checks from Adsense, but it took me well over a year to get there. First check took 8 months. Second check took 4. Hopefully next one will take only two. big_smile

    2. warchild75 profile image81
      warchild75posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thats pretty good,its better than i did in my first two weeks!!Well done smile

    3. ChuckHuckaby profile image42
      ChuckHuckabyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That is great. I think lots of people who perhaps didn't do so well with their own websites start making money with Hubpages, learn from the experience and then go back and do better with their webpages... !

    4. Dorsi profile image92
      Dorsiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats! HubPages is a great way to get your writing noticed...and make money.
      Glad to see it's happening now for you!

  2. CASE1WORKER profile image71
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    well done, you are on a roll, keep on writing and the money should start trickling in

  3. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations, looks like you are on the right track smile

  4. She-rah profile image76
    She-rahposted 7 years ago

    That's fantastic! Amazon is one of my streamline incomes, a pretty good one so just keep at it. IL just passed new income tax laws increasing taxes 66% so now Amazon has dropped all IL affiliates I believe. Anyone else running into this??? Am I supposed to remove all my amazon capsules from my hubs now??? If so, I will be so upset, it can turn into a descent income!

    1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image73
      Wayne Orvisburgposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I hope someone answers you, because I'm in the same boat.

      1. She-rah profile image76
        She-rahposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ME TOO! I'm so upset over this sad I'm moving before the whole stinkin state is BK, lol!

    2. memoreton profile image57
      memoretonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi She-rah, I've not long joined hubs. I didn't appear to have any problems signeing up to amazon for my hubs, I recived my number, but I've not earned anything yet. Hope what you've heard is not true, I also hope I've done everything right as I'm still figureing all this out. Please keep me posted. Thanks.

      1. memoreton profile image57
        memoretonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        OOPS, She-rah, I'm very sorry, I made a mistake, it was Google I had sucsess with. SORRY.

        1. She-rah profile image76
          She-rahposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          That's OK, lol smile Are you from IL as well?! I will let you know if I here anything further about IL residents and amazon. I'm so irritated over this!!!

        2. She-rah profile image76
          She-rahposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Just checked out your profile, Nope, your not from IL, lol. I don't think you'll have any problems.

  5. ssimmons profile image57
    ssimmonsposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations. I remember the first $.05 (nickel) I earned and how most people thought I was crazy for being so excited over a nickel. But it made earning money on the internet real for me. Stay in the spirit of learning.

  6. Ign Andy profile image57
    Ign Andyposted 7 years ago

    Hi Leah congratulation, although you take a very long journey to get your first adsense money but I'm sure you're on the right direction now.
    Keep on writing and learning smile

  7. andyoz profile image89
    andyozposted 7 years ago

    Congrats, that is very good.  I have had 330 Amazon click and not one sale since I started. Depressing!!

    1. Rosie2010 profile image74
      Rosie2010posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hiya andy, don't be. Just be a little patient.  It will come and when it does.. your Amazon earnings will easily outdone your Adsense earnings since we earn more on one Amazon sale.

  8. Ultimate Hubber profile image62
    Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago

    Well done Leah! smile

    1. JD Barlow profile image60
      JD Barlowposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's a great feeling to earn your first cent. I still jump for joy everytime I see more money in the till. Good job!

      By the way, no money from Amazon yet either.

  9. Gypsy48 profile image72
    Gypsy48posted 7 years ago

    Congrats! Best of luck.

  10. Rosie2010 profile image74
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    Congratulations, Leah!  I didn't earn a cent during my first month but when I saw my first 14 cents earnings the first day of my second month, I was so thrilled I also announced it here!  I'm now on my second month and my Adsense earning is going up steadily and my Amazon sales is outgrowing my Adsense, since we get more money in Amazon.  Congrats again and keep on hubbing.

    Have a nice day,

  11. profile image58
    rieomposted 7 years ago

    Congrats. I know how you feel because I just made my first dollar last week.

  12. profile image0
    TopUniverseposted 7 years ago

    Congrats:) First money whether it is adsense or amazon is a happy movement. Keep it up.

  13. Leah Whitehorse profile image71
    Leah Whitehorseposted 7 years ago

    Thanks everyone for celebrating with me :-)