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I am NOT smarter than a 5th grader

  1. Art West profile image80
    Art Westposted 6 years ago

    In this case I am NOT smarter than a 5th grader and I may not even be as smart as a 1st grader. If anyone gives me advice please keep it extremely simple and make it step by step. 

    I am having trouble making money on HubPages.  I have averaged about $5.00 per month.  I would like to at least double that and if I could get up to $20-$30 per month I would be dancing in the street.

    Here are my stats.  I have consistently had a rating in the mid 80's, sometimes dropping to the low 80's and occasionally sneaking into the low 90's.  I have written 69 Hubs and have been a member of HubPages for about 2 years.

    Most of the Hubs I write are on subjects that I have some knowledge about and enjoy, however I have written a few Hubs to attempt to make money.  After writing a Hub, I link to one of my other Hubs.  I also write for Helium so I link to one of my Helium articles.  I then include a link to an outside source such as Wikipedia, Yahoo Finance or another high traffic source.  I also occasionally link to another Hubber.

    Next I promote my article through Shetoldme, IMautomator, Bing, Google and Yahoo.  Recently I have also included a brief description of my Hub and assigned it to a group on HubPages.  I have also recently tried promoting my Hubs through RedGage as well as FaceBook...with no success.

    So what am I doing wrong?  Any help would be appreciated and please keep it simple, remember I may not even be as smart as a 1st grader.

    Thank you.

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I skimmed through many  and found them to be too short...they need to be increased with the photo under the first 100 - 150 words. The first text capsule should be alone then the second text capsule can have a photo capsule next to it.
      The Amazon products cannot be in the first text capsule and you should have 1 product to each 50 words of text. check the learning center on the bottom of the page for more tips.
      Also try writing product reviews on Amazon products.

      1. Art West profile image80
        Art Westposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Stacie.  I look in to that.

    2. John Juneau profile image71
      John Juneauposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am impressed that you are making $5.  In my 3+ years here I have earned $0.  I long ago decided that my activity here will have to be just for fun.

      I am no longer adding modules for products, as the Hub people deactivated my most popular hub.  I am not sure why, but I think it may have been that I promoted a particular book.  The hub is about friendship, and the book is about how family and friends aided during a man's terminal illness.

  2. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    I didn't see any mention of keyword research, SEO or on page SEO.  You might do some research on these things and incorporate them into your hubs.

    If you are linking to Helium in every hub you will run afoul of HPs rules on over-promotion.

    The only stats you need to worry about are that your hubber score (on your avatar) is above 75 and each hub is above 40.

    Outgoing links are of very limited value, except between your own hubs.  I typically include several links to other hubs of mine that are pertinent to the subject.  Traffic sources show that I am getting 50-100 visits from within my own subdomain each day; the obvious conclusion is that readers are using these links to look at other work of mine (along with the ads on that work).

    1. Art West profile image80
      Art Westposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks wilderness.

      I have done some keyword research but I apparently don't fully understand what I am doing.

      I don't have a clue when it comes to SEO stuff.  I have read some articles on it but it has not sunk in.

  3. tobey100 profile image61
    tobey100posted 6 years ago

    You're asking me?  I'm not even smarter than a 3rd grader!