So it seems it is still literally impossible for me to get a job right now. As such, I've spent more time on HP, skimming through forums and questions and hubs. I've posted more hubs than I thought I would already. This has been a pretty entertaining site so far! If anyone has an idea for a source of income while looking for jobs, I'd love to hear what you have to say (:
Keep writing articles on HP and other adsense share revenue sites and it will make up. Apply for amazon and ebay, it works well when you put in the work.
Truth is, you probably need money now, and HP won't help you. However, I will say this: my hubs didn't start paying till they "matured" is the word the aggressive people around here use.
My point: If you have down time, keep cranking out hubs. No, they won't pay your rent right now. However, in a year from now, if you wrote 100 or so hubs while you were unemployed, you will have a check showing up from Google every month that you will appreciate.
Well, money now would be nice, though it's not necessarily needed yet. I'm just trying to save up some money before I get out in the world! I have a lot of down time, so I've been researching more things that I work on, trying to publish better hubs. Even if it's a year from now, every little bit helps, so hopefully! (:
If you write them, you will earn. There's not much "hopefully" about it. Trust me. I don't even write anything seriously. It's all goofball humor and stuff, with just a handful of non-humor things, and I get money from Google--proving that you can make money by accident here. lol.
It sounds like you're actually putting in effort, so you have zero chance of not making money. You do the work, you get paid. Not a fortune, mind you, but a residual that requires no further effort once you hit publish. It is very cool.
Have you tried going to a local temp agency?
Apparently they are having trouble finding enough computer literate staff for nearly every job opening in nearly every city in America right now.
Hey Travis I just want to say I feel your pain.
I literally fax, email, mail, drop off about 12 resumes a day. Make follow up calls, write new cover letters for every job, etc etc etc
And the response is mediocre at best. Even Starbucks didn't want me.
I have a pretty good job history and skills, I dunno. Everyone keeps saying how people aren't taking the jobs that are there because they are on unemployment or whatever and I am wondering what jobs they are talking about?
I am not on unemployment though. I am one of the uncounted.
Lol funny I had this account for a year and just started writing myself since I needed to write something other than a cover letter each day.
Anyway just wanted to say you are not alone.
Yeah it's no fun haha. I honestly don't have previous work experience, as I just graduated last year, live out on a military post the opposite side of the mountains from the nearest town, have one vehicle that my dad uses to take to work every day, and every time I apply to a job on post they are conveniantly on a "hiring freeze." I don't understand really. All the army wives are getting the jobs. A friend of mine's wife got a job at the youth center, she's only a year older than me, and we both applied at the same time. I got told they were on a hiring freeze, but the next day she got a call for an interview. I went as far as to apply to the sacker position at the post commissary. The manager said he'd call in two to three weeks. I checked back often, I was the only one on the list, and he never called. I even put up flyers to start giving guitar lessons. No one's taken to that yet. So I'm pretty much stuck in my own little prison trying to find some source of income before I move out in the summer.
I find it helps to know people of which I know none. What's the saying "it's who you know not what you know"
Yeah that's very true. Course out here on base, it doesn't have to do with who you know now. It has to do with you being an army wife or not haha
check out fiverr, elance and so on if you need reasonably quick money. Hubpages can make some money, but it takes time.
Travis, if you still have some money, may be you should move into a more "crowded" place to live? The only reason I am living in Toronto is because I have a job(actually two) here. In a smaller town I would not stand a chance!
by fishskinfreak2008 7 years ago
Web-site/URL: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Firsttime … 8.html?x=0Obviously, this is yet another sign that we are NOT fully on the way to recovery yet.
by eculligan 8 years ago
I can see contextual advertising being a source of income but wouldn't think that hubs would be making a lot of revenue from ebay and amazon. If people are really making money then perhaps I'll give it a try.
by Steve Andrews 6 years ago
I am still trying to make some decent money here because my monthly earnings are still down and dropping. So I thought I would ask for suggestions here for subjects that are known as good moneymakers. I want to see if I can write good enough hubs to generate the money. I don't care about what the...
by apeksha 9 years ago
Is that possible to earn money from hubs?
by 02SmithA 10 years ago
I wanted to hear from some of the more experienced hubbers and see if the amazon and ebay affiliate programs make very much for them? I assume that they end up being very little of your overall earnings, but I wondered if they are worthwhile. Thanks!
by joel_berry925 10 years ago
I have posted 2 general hubs thus far and i am confused as to what i need to do to get the ball rolling on the money side. I see alot of random flowery advice hubs. Do you have to post certain ones to make money? how is the money sent to you? etc So yeah i just needed a lamence explanation...
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