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Earnings questions

  1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image84
    R.S. Hutchinsonposted 6 years ago

    I read through the help questions and didn't see the answers:

    1. What is the minimum requirement for pay for hubpages ads program?

    2. How does Hub pages pay me? ( I don't remeber giving them a bank account for deposit

    3. Are the earnings given each month or do they start over once you get paid. In other words I'm up to .30 cents (woot woot!), am I guranteed that .30 cents forever OR once I get paid the $20 (or whatever the minimum is) I lose that money? So for example if I earned $20 from May- July (and the min. was $20) and I got paid in July, would I keep receiving $20 every month thereafter or do I have to build back up to that $20 starting in August?

  2. psycheskinner profile image85
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    As far as I can tell:

    $50.

    Probably paypal.

    The earnings stay unless you turn the program off and don't use it for over 6 months.

    1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image84
      R.S. Hutchinsonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      ok so on the third one.. if I get up to $50 a month I can expect a payment for $50 for ..ever?

      1. Aficionada profile image89
        Aficionadaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I thought that $50 was the minimum, but above that you would be paid the exact amount that you had earned in that pay period.  Then it resets to $0. After you have earned another $50 or more - however long it takes you to earn that - you get paid whatever exact amount you have earned from the time it reset to $0, up through that pay period.  At least, that's the way I have understood it.

        1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image84
          R.S. Hutchinsonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          So then basically you would be working your way up to $50 over and over again which could take you 3 months, or 10 months or 5 months (etc)  at a time?

          1. Aficionada profile image89
            Aficionadaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            That's the way I have understood it.  And you actually could receive more than $50 at a time, if that is what your Hubs have brought in from the time you last received a payment up until the then-current pay period is over.

          2. psycheskinner profile image85
            psycheskinnerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Yes.  You accrue whatever money you have earned.  When you pass $50 you get paid whatever amount you have earned ($50 or more) in the next pay period, and start again.

            1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image84
              R.S. Hutchinsonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              So if it takes you a year to earn your first $50, then theoretically it will take you another year to earn your next $50? (and that whole time you wont receive anything?)

              1. Aficionada profile image89
                Aficionadaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Not necessarily, no.  Some Hubbers have commented on a snowball effect with Adsense.  That is, the checks came more frequently after the first payout was achieved. 

                The HP ad program has said the earnings would likely be more evenly spaced than Adsense would be.  But even so there would probably be seasonal fluctuations to some degree.  Plus, if traffic increases over time, as everyone hopes will happen, then the earnings probably would too.

                1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image84
                  R.S. Hutchinsonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  I havent made anything with Adsense. Is that normal? I'm up to .30 cents on HP. I figure in a year I'll be up to $30 woot woot!

                  1. Aficionada profile image89
                    Aficionadaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Normal?  Absolutely!!

                    So much depends on the SEO and marketing knowledge that one possesses when they start out with HP.  But, having said that, a lot of very successful Hubbers don't make their Adsense payout until they have been writing here for many months, even a year or more.  Many factors are involved, and there is no one pattern that fits every Hubber.

                    Search and read some of the forum topics comparing Adsense and the HP Ads program.  They will help you more than I can.

                  2. wilderness profile image99
                    wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Few hubbers make the $100 minimum payout from adsense in much under a year.  As Aficionada says, it is very definitely a snowball effect, and the second payout typically comes much quicker. 

                    I and many others have written hubs about our first few months experience, both traffic and earnings.  My own hub is pre-panda, so those figures may not mean a whole lot now, but the concept behind it is still quite valid. 

                    If you're looking for an idea of what you might expect, you might check out some of these kinds of hubs.

        2. ChristyWrites profile image81
          ChristyWritesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Thank-you so much for explaining this information. I didn't understand how I would get paid using the HubPages Ad program and now see there is a $50 minimum I have to work towards. You have been helpful.

      2. Traqqer profile image68
        Traqqerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It would be nice to have passive income that keeps coming in month after month, but there is nothing keeping the owners of Hubpages from doing to its writers what eHow did to theirs. So, it's a nice dream, but dreams can end very quickly.

  3. PaulGoodman67 profile image98
    PaulGoodman67posted 6 years ago

    I'm certainly not anti-poetry, but it's traditionally a poor earner in HP, so don't expect to reach payout quickly.  Earning at a rate of 30 cents over 2 weeks, you would reach payout after about 6 years at that rate.

    Consider writing about other topics, if you want to earn.  If you want to just write poetry on here, don't expect to earn much.  That's probably the brutal truth.

  4. psycheskinner profile image85
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    What did eHow do?

    Personally I am happy with Hubads, it pays the best of any content site I have tried so far (that being ... 6 places I think, one of which folded).

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image98
      PaulGoodman67posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ehow suddenly told everyone that they could either take their articles away, or sell them to ehow, apparently.  They bought everyone out and made it no longer a site for contributors from public.

      Traqqer is right that there is no security.  Hubpages might decide to be a social networking site, for instance, if the latest experiment fails and there wouldn't be much we could do!

  5. psycheskinner profile image85
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    That said Hubpages is one of the oldest and most stable content sites around.  It is a good basket to have some of your eggs in.

 
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