hubpages success stories

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    wendy87posted 12 years ago

    i saw success stories on hubpages home ..some are saying they are making $1000 or $1200 per month.just tell me they are making this amount just from hubpages or this amount is total money from google ads on hubpages+ their personal websites ?

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      Marye Audetposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      In my case it is just from blogs are monetized in other ways... but the amount is considerably less since the Google thing last month.

  2. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    I'm not a success story because I don't make anywhere near that from my 300-plus Hubs (some of which are good earners, many of which aren't AT ALL).  (I just thought my earning experience might serve as a "reading" to someone wondering about earnings potential.)  Even with that, though, I can see how $1000-plus can be done with enough of the right kind of Hubs.  My best months have been close to $500 - Ad Sense only, HubPages only.  I haven't seen any "best months" in the recent past, though.  I know that if I'd had a higher percentage of "nitty-gritty-useful"/informative Hubs than I've had until now, the earnings would have a been a whole lot better.

    I don't believe in putting all of one's eggs in any one basket, but the HubPages basket hasn't been a bad one to have some eggs in.

    Needless to say, with the recent changes, I've seen a big shift in earnings, as well as a drop.  With my particular mix of earners/non-earners, it's hard now to guess which ones are going to do better/worse than before.  Worst case, getting the earnings I had back may take writing some more Hubs. How many more I may need to write depends on what, if any, Ad Sense-only/HubPages-only earnings return to anywhere close to what they used to be.  Either way, I don't see getting the old earnings back all that hard.

    Ironically, and oddly enough, I'm now seeing that I may be better off forgetting about worrying about writing more "nitty-gritty useful" (like how-to's, for example) Hubs and writing more Hubs with an aim for substance, real-life stuff, and good writing, but not so much toward that "nitty-gritty-informative/useful" thing that once made my previous bigger earners do well.

    Even with this only being a spare-time thing for me, I've often seen my efforts here as a "big waste" (in terms of earnings potential), because I wasn't about to write anything according to "what Google likes" (other than aiming complying with TOS).  I settled for the lower earnings in favor of writing what I like.  What Google (or anyone/anything else) likes can change, as we've all seen.  What I like isn't going to change.  Worst case, and one way or another, I don't see getting back that few hundred a month for this few hundred Hubs as very difficult. Beyond that, what I do - I'll wait and see.

  3. Richieb799 profile image66
    Richieb799posted 12 years ago

    Ryan Kett & Misha make this amount from Hubpages and have other incomes as well

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      ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Lot's of people do, but I prefer to generally keep that quiet now, even if I do let slip occassionally wink

      OP: Please note that I have several accounts.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image60
        Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        So, do those with many accounts get to use the new HP Ad program on all of them?  If so, then instead of 500 test accounts there may be many times the number, correct?  And, of course, even those of us not allowed to participate still have those ads on our hubs during HP's time share.  Not good enough for us, but okay for HP?  lol  So counting all of those multiple accounts and HP's data on OUR hubs it seems as if there are more than 500 accounts being tested.  Or Am I mistaken in thinking this?

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          ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I don't really understand what you are trying to say, but this is the only account on which I have Hubpages Ad Program active.

          Have you ever heard the phrase "One carries a chip on one's shoulder"? Or perhaps "You cannot please everyone all of the time"?

          Or maybe even the one about a record skipping? My other Hubpages accounts are very small, and are untraceable. And that means using alternative affiliate codes.

          In other words, they only use Amazon, on which I can define a unique tracker. Using an AdSense code would enable people to identify my alternative accounts, they are hidden for good reason. HubAd requires an AdSense account.

          1. Randy Godwin profile image60
            Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks for the info as I didn't know if those with multiple accounts were allowed to use the program on all of them or not.

            "Have you ever heard the phrase "One carries a chip on one's shoulder"? Or perhaps "You cannot please everyone all of the time"?"

            No, I'm fairly ignorant about such popular adages, Ryan!  lol
            But I'll file it back with the "sour grapes," "green with envy," etc. profundities offered by those such as yourself who were not disallowed from the program.  Obviously, "my concern for the community well being" isn't being taken seriously by many.  It will be in the future though, if the past is any indication.  smile

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              ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

              I believe that each account would require a seperate invite. There would be no easy way of Hubpages knowing what accounts belong to me, although there would be if I had my AdSense account linked to each of them smile

              In fact, I doubt that any account with no AdSense ID linked would get an invite anyway.

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                wildernessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

                You are correct; each account will require a separate invite.  I asked that question as I have a second account as well.  From the answer I deduced that only one account per hubber was in the first invite, although I could be wrong there.

      2. DIYweddingplanner profile image81
        DIYweddingplannerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I've been meaning to hit those two up for a loan for awhile now! smile

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        wendy87posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        okay got that people here making thousands dollars with multiple accounts!!!!!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 12 years ago

    I am now a HubPages has been.

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      ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If that is the case Nelle then I can personally say that you have at least been fantastic.

      A has been fantastic, and we won't forget you. I would also appreciate it, if you do decide to remove the Nelle Hoxie account, if you would stay in touch at least occassionally. Either through email or through a new account on the forums which doesn't use your full real name. Nelle Smith or something.

    2. Aya Katz profile image82
      Aya Katzposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Why? Why not stay, even if you are putting in most of your efforts elsewhere?

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    ryankettposted 12 years ago

    I think that a lot of people would also appreciate, if you do leave the site, the opportunity so say a proper goodbye (as in, an "I'm leaving" thread or something) sad

  6. frogdropping profile image78
    frogdroppingposted 12 years ago

    I don't know that Nelle said she was going, rather that she may have been commenting in relation to the OP. As in she used to be a HP sucess story but no longer feels the same way.

    I could be wrong of course, just saying smile

    The fact that many are feeling blue is because the recent shake up has seen them lose hundreds (some even thousands) of dollars a month. They may well be moving their content elsewhere, leaving some here.

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      ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Nelle has said that she may stop using the name Nelle Hoxie on the site, I guess that I am just saying that if 'Nelle' dissapears, I hope we can welcome a 'Mel' or something wink

  7. frogdropping profile image78
    frogdroppingposted 12 years ago

    @ Ryan - Oh I see. Ok, didn't know that. Oh well. Lots more changes going on than just the algo. I guess until things settle many will hang back, waiting to see what happens. Meanwhile I have to go back to work smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 12 years ago

    Yes frogdropping won the understand Nelle lottery. I am no longer a success story.

    Ryan, If Nelle disappears, I shall come back as Ludowick Gideon Hoxie. That is the name I would have been given had I been born a boy. For those of you who are curious - Ludowick was the first Hoxie to come to the New World on the second voyage of the Mayflower. He had five sons, one was named Gideon. It's the Gideon genealogical line that I go back through. My dad thought L. Gideon Hoxie would be a superb name for a Supreme Court Justice. Gee Now that I've said this I hope no one takes the name. Perhaps I should create the identity just in case!

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      ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Quick, go grab it!!

    2. Aya Katz profile image82
      Aya Katzposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Nelle, the story of Ludowick Gideon Hoxie sounds like a novel waiting to be written!

    3. frogdropping profile image78
      frogdroppingposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      lol go me smile

      The ancestry sounds very interesting Nelle. I echo Aya - that's a great story waiting to be written.


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