97 hubs and never a penny

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  1. mslizzee profile image65
    mslizzeeposted 11 years ago

    I've written almost l00 hubs but I've never made one penny. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image91
      Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      There are several possible reasons.

      One is time.  Most new Hubbers find it takes several months for their Hubs to start earning anything.  At 3 months, I'd made less than a dollar with 55 Hubs.  At 6 months, I'd made about $5.  At 12 months, I'd made 100 dollars - still with only 55 Hubs.  Hubs earn more, the older they get.

      The other reason is subjects.  You can't expect to write about just anything and make money. 

      You make money from the ads showing on your Hubs.  When you get an idea for a Hub, ask yourself, "what kind of ads will appear on this Hub?  Will my Hub make people want to click on those ads?"

      If you can't answer that question in a positive way, the Hub is unlikely to ever make you any money.

      1. mslizzee profile image65
        mslizzeeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        thank you. I have noticed that when I write about wedding flowers I get repeated readers, but I pretty much hammer on Islam and that probably is not such a good subject. Thanks for your information.

        1. Howard S. profile image88
          Howard S.posted 11 years agoin reply to this

          lol Cracks me up! My wife writes on one of those niches as well--and you follow her--and that will never make a lot of money. But your real problem lies elsewhere. You don't have Adsense and HubPages connected right. I'll let someone who knows more about that help solve it; I'm simply affirming that niche and traffic are not the problems.

    2. profile image52
      Medical-Attorneyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe you are not getting enough views per hub or the placement of Ads is faulty.

    3. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      is your adsense connected?

  2. SunSeven profile image63
    SunSevenposted 11 years ago

    Its not your fault, only, there do not seem to be any traffic to your hubs.

    Best Regards

  3. leahlefler profile image94
    leahleflerposted 11 years ago

    Time is always a big factor. I'm pretty new, also, but I am earning some money (not much, but it is possible to earn something)! I would really defer to the experts here (through the learning center and through the most successful hubbers).

    There are a few other things to think about:

    Competition: you might be writing on a frequently searched topic, but if there are a gazillion other webpages on the same topic, your article will be at the bottom of the search results (because it is new). A topic might be "hot," but if there is too much competition, you may never see the traffic.

    Article topics that get ad clicks: an article might be well written and well researched, but some topics just don't seem to draw ad clicks. Write on a variety of topics to see what draws clicks - this might be hard to do if you are currently getting NO ad clicks.

    I really hope an expert chimes in with some more advice!

    1. mslizzee profile image65
      mslizzeeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. I'm beginning to think its my strident political views smile

  4. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 11 years ago

    Under "my account", "hubs", "traffic" what is the figure for google.com, ever?  If not at least several hundred this could be a problem - no organic traffic - and could be even at 2 or 3000.

    Are you positive you have correctly signed up for adsense?  Does adsense show impressions, just no clicks?  If no impressions, there is a problem there.

    Have you signed up for the HP ad program?  Does it show impressions?

    I see Amazon ads - does Amazon show clicks?  If not, are you sure you have signed up correctly?

    After 3 months and 100 hubs, you really should have at least a few cents (or at least some adsense impressions and/or Amazon clicks) - if you are totally at zero I would suspect one of the above things.

  5. mslizzee profile image65
    mslizzeeposted 11 years ago

    thank  you for your information. I went to statistics and I have 2005 Ever for HUB and 1000 for google. I don't know about Ad sense, I can't seem to figure it out.

    1. Fineprint profile image68
      Fineprintposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I bet there is a problem.  I have made a penny off my blog (yeah I know a lot huh) just from impressions.  I would double check your adsense.

      1. mslizzee profile image65
        mslizzeeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, I'll do that.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image91
      Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      If you don't have Adsense set up, you can't possibly make any money. 

      HubPages never pays you anything direct.  You earn all your income through Adsense and Amazon. 

      You earn from Adsense when someone clicks on your ads. You only earn from Amazon if someone actually buys something. If you're writing about Islam, it's hard to see what kind of ads you're getting and why anyone would ever be interested in clicking on them!

    3. darkside profile image73
      darksideposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Have you signed up and been accepted onto the Adsense program?

  6. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 11 years ago

    Keyword Researc
    SEO Research

    Thats what you need to look at to find out what you are doing wrong.

  7. profile image0
    B A N K A I guyposted 11 years ago

    On my second day I started earning and haven't got 0 money from a day since then smile

    1. Annasea profile image58
      Annaseaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'm New and I didn't want to mess with your official hub, but I read the one on Bernie Maddoff and I hope I'm not being too forward in pointing out I found 2 possible errors in your story (I only read this from one source, but it's not my story...LOL..) There was a 3rd suicide, while you report 2, and his son did not throw himself out a window, as you described, but hanged himself.
      ' Mark Madoff's hanging is the third suicide linked to the scandal. A French fund manager, Thierry de la Villehuchet, took his own life after discovering he had lost $1bn of his clients' money by lodging it with Madoff. William Foxton, a former soldier from Hampshire who lost his family's life savings in Madoff's empire, shot himself last year.' UK, The Observer, Sunday 12 December 2010
      Not trying to be a newbie smartarse, just trying to help.

      1. profile image0
        B A N K A I guyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Just made the changes to it smile
        Tnx for helping!

  8. Rosie2010 profile image67
    Rosie2010posted 11 years ago

    Hi, mislizzee.  Welcome to Hubpages!  Wow! You've written almost a hundred hubs in three months.  Amazing!  Sorry to hear you have not seen a penny.  The others are right.  You should confirm your Adsense account as the problem may be from your account.  You should also sign up with the Hubpages Ad program as it pays by impressions meanings no clicks involved, just views. 

    And I want to add that on my first month here, I also didn't earn a cent on Adsense and ditto on Amazon.  I  had 30 hubs then.  I did the 30hubs in 30days challenge, so I remember exactly how many hubs I had on my first month.  The second month, I earned $3.99.  So maybe, it's just taking a little bit more time for you to see some earnings.

    Best wishes to you here in Hubpages.

    1. mslizzee profile image65
      mslizzeeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      thank you Rosie for the information. Maybe I just need to be more patient, I see that Hub Pages today says I've earned a few cents.

  9. mdlawyer profile image45
    mdlawyerposted 11 years ago

    It is necessary to write with the earning potential in mind. Take all the preparations needed to earn through the multiple channels.


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