My September earnings on HP amounted to more than $1,300. That includes Adsense, HPads, and Amazon sales. IF (notice - big if) this continues, hubby will be able to retire soon, which has been my goal all along.
Last November and December, I think I made around $1,200 for each of those months, due mainly to a lot of Christmas sales on Amazon. Of course, the scary thing is that I never know when my traffic/earnings might disappear overnight. I'm not under any illusions that this couldn't very well happen.
I don't do much with Amazon, and I don't have HP ads on; but September was an all-time high for me too. October is super-young, but it's looking awfully good to me right now and so far. (It looks to me as if I could hit an October total of $50 by the end of today. I've turned into a kind of OCD-type with my watching to see what's happening with it from hour to hour. It's kind of fun for now anyway.)
The "disappearing-overnight thing" looms for me as well. In the meantime, I'm pretty encouraged. Congratulations on getting close to that retirement you folks must be looking forward to.
Congrats Habee! Posts like this are very encouraging. I've been writing online for a couple years now and the most money I've made has come from Helium and Triond.
Helium always bothered me with their revenue-sharing ransom tied with rating articles, but the old system of upfront payments was nice before it changed and getting a content sale bonus was really cool when it happened. Triond has only paid off for a few very specific articles.
That said, I've been getting really excited about HubPages lately, even though I've been a member for three years now. It's actually kind of odd, this excitement started when the site was still suffering from the Panda changes. I've since encouraged my wife to start writing some hubs centered around her expansive knowledge about gluten free cooking she's developed as a result of her thyroid issues.
Anyway, long story short... congratulations, and it's good for the community to see that there is success on HubPages and that results can be achieved with a bit of hard work and dedication.
Hollie I'm definitely rootin' for you. That would be fantastic if your husband could retire. I know you write on some other sites too. Do you have any eBooks yet? I'd like to try that, but don't have time to research right now.
I've thought about ebooks and print books. In fact, I've been working on a novel, but I got sidetracked when I began making money on Helium, HP, and by writing for others. Perhaps if/when my residual income stabilizes, I can get back to my novel! lol
That's wonderful, Habee - isn't it great when your hard work pays off?
There has an awful lot of the "blues" on HP for the past months and I think it's time to let some of the good news out as well.
I'm not in the league that you and Lisa are, but last month was the best I've ever seen as well. Without actually adding it all up, I've probably earned around $1200 on HP since I started in June '10 and very nearly $500 of that was last month. It was more than last Nov. and Dec. combined and those were spectacular months for a newbie.
Yes, the threat of a plunge and loss of that kind of income lies ahead of us, and I truly wish those that have suffered that plunge could celebrate as well, but for now it really IS possible to make money on HubPages!
I was gonna say there's kilometers of smiles here for you Hollie - yet you folk in the US still use that Imperial measurements type stuff - So I say there's a mile of smiles
Im not a religious sort - but I do have faith or at least a very positive attitude that the site was going to turn around and we were all going to see improvements again. Then we were going to see some results in the positive, at least at the level of, or near like it was for us all 12 months back.
It helps to never have all of ones eggs in one basket and having the 'love' spread around is always a good thing.
I am always gladdened by hearing about how sites like HubPages are helping people in a financial way. For you Hollie - your husband may indeed have a chance to retire, that's awesome and incredible.
Some may say Magic Happens - Well I just reckon all good things come to those who wait - and write a few hundred hubs and promote them a little and have other blogs and use other income sharing open platforms and sell stuff on eBay.......
Congrats Habee, that really is fantastic. Shows what is possible with a little hard work and determination. I also had my best ever month here on Hubpages, for the first time I actually made some decent money on Amazon, I should reach my first payout this month. I also did very well on Adsense. Only joined Hubpages last christmas so this will be my first time seeing a seaonal rise, or hoping to see one anyway. Can't wait.
That is fantastic! You are such a great example of one who really knows how to use your life experiences including your teaching background to produce informative, useful hubs! Thumbs up, Habee! Congrats!
That is marvelous Habee, you so deserve it. I have never hit that much yet, and my best is only about $300 in a month. Mind you, I see you put a load more hours in than I do purely based on the amount of Hubs you have published. As you know I moved or deleted over 70 of mine after Panda! Those hubs I moved will take time to recover in the SERPS in their new homes.
Congrats!!!! I hope to someday earn a fraction of what you earn a month. I am finally getting to the point where I earn regularly every month. It isn't a lot yet, but I am having the best month ever, so far this month. I am excited, and hope it continues. Best wishes to all this month, and in the future!!
I am not in your league yet Habee but recently Hubpages is coming up trumps. Three months ago I was not earning $1 a month. In September I was on $2, and October is running at 10c a day, or $3 a month. You have ten times as many hubs as me, so if I had that number of hubs I would be looking at $30 a month.
Your hubs are clearly better income generators than mine, so before I rush to write another 700 hubs I am going to spend some time looking at why your hubs are so successful.
Charles, I honestly think part of it is luck (and maybe prayer!). I do very little backlinking, and you'll find I have a good many hubs that were written just for fun. I never know which of my hubs are going to be earners. lol
Best month for me as well. good to see you doing so well, habee. But I guess that's what happens for someone who works as hard as you, producing the kinds of hubs that people really want to read. I was so bummed out after the 1st panda plunge. So glad things are looking up. You are a real inspiration. Must write more hubs.
Congratulations! I hope it continues growing at a good rate so you achieve your goal of your husband's retirement in the near future.
This was such good news to read today. I was especially encouraged when I read your comment about little backlinking and writing many of them just for fun.
I was getting so fried on writing for clients, coming back to HubPages has given me a place to play a bit. I've been working my next hub -- I'm two days into it, absorbed, happy, having more fun writing than I have in a long time -- writing about the expanding universe. So, thanks for giving me hope that this may work out somewhere down the line... and that maybe I won't have to spend too much time on the promoting end of it... Makes me so happy.
Well done indeed, with the great articles you write and pimp, there is no reason why anybody else as talented as you can't make a decent income at the Hubs, it's there for those who really want it. Congratulations, you are deserving of it.
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