How much did you earn in your first month on HubPages?

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  1. jesimpki profile image92
    jesimpkiposted 11 years ago

    I'm just curious to see what the average is for newcomers to earn in their first month.  I know that the more hubs you have, the more impressions you'll have and potential clicks, but I'm really interested in hearing from some of the top earners, maybe to help inspire newcomers who aren't earning much when they first join and get discouraged.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It took me over a year to earn a penny, and then it escalated as my hubs must have crept up in the Google SERPS. Now I make a good part time income here smile

    2. MoiraCrochets profile image90
      MoiraCrochetsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I earned $24 on my first month.
      It must be whether your hubs reach your target audience. You must know who you are writing for and you must find them and let them know your amazing hubs exist for their enjoyment!
      But if you don't know where they are, you can try the flagship program formula. I tried that and that hub of mine is my strongest hub up to this point.
      -At least 1500 words
      -At least five original (or at least properly attributed) and high quality photos
      -At least one video (bonus points if it's your own video)
      -At least one Map or Table Capsule
      -At least one Poll or Quiz Capsule
      -Ten relevant tags
      -A well-written and short custom summary
      -Attractive formatting

      Good luck jesimki!

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        jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I am writing this equation down and revamping my hubs, got 50 might as well make them count right?
        Awesome thanks for this, I need to tattoo it to my forehead.

      2. urmilashukla23 profile image65
        urmilashukla23posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Very well said. Thanks.

      3. urmilashukla23 profile image65
        urmilashukla23posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Very well said. Thanks.

      4. RolyRetro profile image74
        RolyRetroposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Just reading through this now, and checking off my first hub against this list, I'm just missing a video and a poll... best get cracking.  Many thanks for providing this.

    3. Trsmd profile image58
      Trsmdposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It was in April 2008.. I started here in Hubpages and I earned only $5.41 during that month..

    4. profile image0
      Stevennix2001posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      When i first sign up, there was no "hubpages ad program" back then, and I only earned...(plays one note on a guitar)...NOTHING that first month through adsense.  tongue  lol

    5. oderog profile image46
      oderogposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't earn anything in my first month, actually it took me a year to earn my first check from Hubpages.

  2. Ms Dee profile image87
    Ms Deeposted 11 years ago

    In my first month, earnings through AdSense (there were no HubPages Ads then) were zero. In the second month I started getting some earnings. It was even longer before I got any earnings.

  3. relache profile image73
    relacheposted 11 years ago

    When I first started in the summer of 2006, HubPages was still in the beta test period and so there weren't any earnings for anyone.

  4. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 11 years ago

    Sweet F A! lol

  5. Garrett Mickley profile image68
    Garrett Mickleyposted 11 years ago

    I made zero my first month.  I only had 1 hub.

    I didn't make any notable amounts of money until the HP ads program started.  Before that I made a few dollars on Adsense and a few dollars on Amazon.

  6. profile image0
    zEric7xposted 11 years ago

    I made 8 cents.

  7. jesimpki profile image92
    jesimpkiposted 11 years ago

    Wow, I had no idea that HubPages had changed so much over the past few years. I joined at the tail end of December and have 21 hubs so far now.  I was very surprised to get even a penny in December and so far I'm just shy of $2.20 from the HP ads but Google Adsense has maybe brought in a penny, haha.  Still, money is money.

  8. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 11 years ago

    Six cents.

  9. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 11 years ago

    Whoops!  I'm not a top earner, but that's what I started with.

    1. profile image0
      cr00059nposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing.  I'm resolving to write at least one hub a day. Even though it may be little money in 30 days, it eventually adds up. Great Posting. You're an inspiration.

  10. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 11 years ago

    About two hundred dollars.

    My tips for success are available on a fridge magnet, cost to you of only seventeeen dollars.

    1. lucka profile image39
      luckaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      With how much hubs?

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        Website Examinerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        That was supposed to be a joke.

  11. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 11 years ago

    2.67 (that was in 2007)

  12. profile image0
    klanguedocposted 11 years ago

    a few cents...but It's a numbers game. The more quality hubs, the more traffic

  13. Rosie2010 profile image67
    Rosie2010posted 11 years ago

    I joined Hubpages in November 2010.  There was no HP Ads Program then.  I earned zero on my first month with 30 hubs.. I know this for sure because I did the 30hubs in 30days challenge.  So there, I earned zero, zip, nada on my first month here on Hubpages. sad

  14. jesimpki profile image92
    jesimpkiposted 11 years ago

    Arlene, you're ok, haha.  Looks like a lot of variety here so far.

  15. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 11 years ago

    Something new people shouldn't do is what I did:  "Oh.. $2 a month.  At this rate I'll earn $50 in 25 months."  That's not how it works.  It's different for everyone and every Hub but in general it can be more like $2 first month/$4 next month/$12 month after/$35 month after that but maybe $33 $40 or $49 the next month.

    (Sorry - my comma key seems to be dead.  "Great."   mad  )

    1. jesimpki profile image92
      jesimpkiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly, I'm not shocked that my earnings aren't in the dollar range per day.  I enjoy plotting my earnings out in a spreadsheet and watching the change in the trend-line, haha.  Its fun to watch the rise in traffic push the trend higher and bump up my daily average.  I was ecstatic to see my first traffic coming from search engines rather than just traffic from hubpages.

    2. Millionaire Tips profile image90
      Millionaire Tipsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Unfortunately, that exponential growth hasn't happened for me.  I did pretty well the first month, since I started the 30 hubs in 30 challenge from day one (I just didn't know about it until a few days into it). 

      Then my pennies doubled in the second month when I did the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge.  I am hitting three month now, and my views are about midway what it was between the first and second months.  They dipped during the holidays, and are coming up now.  I am hoping for exponential growth next month.

    3. Java Programs profile image60
      Java Programsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes .... am getting quite optimist now ....

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        Website Examinerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Optimistic? You may want to work on your spelling. I noticed on another thread also. I hope - for your sake - that your hubs are better than your posts. When you post to the forum, people tend to check out your hubs.

  16. Axaflaxar profile image40
    Axaflaxarposted 11 years ago

    I just started with Hubpages Dec.15. Made 1.34 in Dec. So far this month 1.75. I have 23 hubs.

  17. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image82
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 years ago

    Probably a few pennies.

    Two years in and with nearly three hundred hubs - two hundred of which are surely "very good hubs," - it's growing steadily. 

    It'll be tough to make more this month than I did last month, but that's my goal anyway.

    Hubs take time to "mature" in the eyes of search engines, and very few people come here knowing what they're doing already.

    I damn sure had to learn by publishing some seriously crappy hubs.  I've still got some crappy hubs, but the last two hundred at least, I'm proud enough of.

    Still, as I go on, I realize more and more that can be done to make the existing hubs better, much better, than they were.

    I'm not one of the big earners here - but I'm starting to be VERY pleased with my number one hobby's income!

  18. profile image0
    cr00059nposted 11 years ago

    I haven't finished my first month on HubPages.  But, I have completed 10 days here, and my earnings are just over two and a half dollars.  Are you guys enjoying your hubbing experience?  Its kind of different for all hubbers, since some topics  are worth more on a per thousand view basis. Its a fair process.

    1. Daniel Deepak profile image61
      Daniel Deepakposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You have no hub.. Still you are earning.. How is that ?? Oops..

  19. hecate-horus profile image65
    hecate-horusposted 11 years ago

    Uh, cr00059n can I say WOW.  That's amazing! I've been here almost 3 months and only earned about $3 total.   I'm jealous smile

  20. livelonger profile image89
    livelongerposted 11 years ago

    I had 10 Hubs published during my first month (August 2006).

    I had a total of 105 views, and no clicks. Earnings: $0.00. lol

    My earnings went up to $0.90 in September, but this was still before HubPages started getting Google traffic.

  21. Gordon Hamilton profile image94
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 11 years ago

    When I first joined in 2007, I didn't know about the tracking facility on Google Adsense, which means that I have no way of knowing which income came from my Hubs and which from my Blogger blogs. It couldn't have been much, however - probably pennies a month, if that. As far as Amazon income goes, I first became an affiliate probably late 2006/early 2007 and it was 2010 before I started getting decent levels of income and a payout every month.

  22. anonimuzz profile image61
    anonimuzzposted 11 years ago

    Oh, lol. It was zero for more than a year. I didn't activate the earnings program until a week ago or something, and I've been here since 2010.

  23. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 11 years ago

    I don't play the numbers like a lot of people do because I was never good with numbers.  But I did notice during my second 30/30, the money improved as long as I kept cranking out the Hubs.  Interesting.  I think I wrote one thing this month, so maybe a total of $2 this month?  Trying to figure out what you'll be making is like throwing the dice in Tahoe to me.  I do enjoy writing and the people, though.  I wish I could meet some of them for coffee or dinner.  I've been in seven months.

  24. OutsideYourWorld profile image82
    OutsideYourWorldposted 11 years ago

    In my first month .48 cents.
    I am now nearly half way through my second month, and I have .90 cents this month. This is mostly from ebay sales I do believe. I try and put out a hub every two or three days... and They're usually text and picture heavy.

  25. jesimpki profile image92
    jesimpkiposted 11 years ago

    I'm starting to really get the niche topic suggestion.  The best niche is one that many people will be searching for and you can write in great detail with great passion about.  Of course, its even better if its a topic people will be interested in over time, something that's evergreen or deciduous in the case of seasonal topics.

  26. homesteadbound profile image83
    homesteadboundposted 11 years ago

    The first month I made just a little over $7.00 with all revenue streams, but then the second month, I earned only just over $4.00. Since then, I have been doing better and have just reached payout last month on hubpages.

  27. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 11 years ago

    Not much, I joined at the end of a month in 2009.
    There were no HP ads at that time either which make it easier to bring in more than pennies.

  28. That Grrl profile image74
    That Grrlposted 11 years ago

    I made nothing my first month. I didn't post anything, or come back to the site much, until 3 years later.

    In the meantime I was writing for other sites, producing my own blogs and generally getting established online. I've taken part in assorted projects and social media like web directories. topical networks, and content curation sites since 1998. Now, when I'm actually posting to HubPages I find my posts get picked up quite well. However, it's not a lucky accident.

    I post my links (once only) to Twitter, and From there I've got links on my blogs to the feed - so anything of mine will show up on the feed on my blog (as well as the other content I curate). I also have conversations on Twitter, I make sure to keep it social... it is SOCIAL media, not a junk mail feed.

    I really think you have to spend at least as much time promoting yourself and your content as you do writing it. It's part of being a web writer versus a print writer. Though publishers are expecting their print writers to work on getting a good presence online too. So either way you can't just publish content and forget about it. That just won't get you too far, especially if you want to make money from your published work.

  29. kgala0405 profile image67
    kgala0405posted 11 years ago

    I have been on HubPages for 10 days and have made $0.83 with 8 hubs published.  I had no idea if that was good, but based on what others are saying about their first month I think I'm on the right track.  I hope its not beginners luck.

    1. kgala0405 profile image67
      kgala0405posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, so I have finished my first month now.  My total was $4.62.

  30. THEHuG5 profile image60
    THEHuG5posted 11 years ago

    I earned 5 bucks and some change my 1st month with 30 hubs published.

  31. Pearldiver profile image67
    Pearldiverposted 11 years ago

    A Hubber called Nosey Parker earned the most on record in his first month here, but suffocated shortly afterwards!  Butt on closer inspection he was diagnosed with a major brown-nose disorder!  sad

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      yikes tongue lol

  32. cheek0o profile image71
    cheek0oposted 11 years ago

    I had joined hubpages 3 months back,in the fist month i made 0.02 lol cant help laughing at the figure.

  33. cheek0o profile image71
    cheek0oposted 11 years ago

    Sorry guyx something went wrong so these repitive posts
    Sorry once again

  34. H Montealegre profile image57
    H Montealegreposted 11 years ago

    That's easy!  My first month I made nothing, nada, zilch! : )  It seems as though this new hubsense ad program seems to be paying me more though!

    1. profile image0
      jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      oh, don't start that...just got off a forum on whether to keep HP ads or not, I am thoroughly confused and now think I should turn them off.  I see more numbers with HP at the moment but my views are rising....Oh back to the coin

  35. andsoforth profile image61
    andsoforthposted 11 years ago

    $2.14...and every penny counts! Hey, that's 1/2 gallon of gas  = )

    1. andsoforth profile image61
      andsoforthposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      oops...i lied. only 1.12...don't know what i was counting. lol. okay, so just over 1/4 gallon of gas.

  36. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 11 years ago

    Pennies for the first few months but soon picked up to a few dollars and was making payout on a regular basis after six months...... This was at the time the only place that i wrote, since then I have diversified but HP still continues to be one of my better sources of revenue.

  37. Mark Johann profile image61
    Mark Johannposted 11 years ago

    I am on my first month yet but looking on our posts here, I am so excited to earn like you guys. I hope hubpages will continue this good love given by the company. Thank Hubpages!

  38. daisynicolas profile image77
    daisynicolasposted 11 years ago

    Seven months 25 hubs and haven't earned a dollar yet.

  39. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 11 years ago

    Funny thing, I'm the only hubber in history to have actually had to PAY HP to maintain my content for the first month...  wink

  40. Frank Atanacio profile image76
    Frank Atanacioposted 11 years ago

    I've been here a year  over 7500 views and I haven't made a penny..  yet.. but im looking for that penny.. has anyone seen it?  I'll be here another year until I make a penny..  just a penny..

    1. brittanytodd profile image90
      brittanytoddposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Your ad programs must be disabled because this doesn't sound right.

  41. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 11 years ago

    Cr0555   How does somebody earn over 2 bucks in 10 days without one hub or even a profile.

    1. SmartAndFun profile image95
      SmartAndFunposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That's what I was wondering. Do you think they took them down so no one would copy their keywords? Or maybe Cr0555 has a second account? Please let know, Cr0555.

    2. Sadie14 profile image96
      Sadie14posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That's what I was wondering!

  42. ktrapp profile image92
    ktrappposted 11 years ago

    I'm not a top earner here by any stretch of the imagination (been here about 6 months) but my first full month I earned $4.19 on 19 hubs. That amount has  increased, doubling or more, almost each month. I basically only earn through the Hub Ads program since we can't do Amazon in IL. To date I have 51 hubs. If I would write more I would earn a lot more.

    I have done absolutely NO backlinking (well a tweet or two but I think that's pretty useless), just pretty solid SEO. I cannot stress the importance of a good URL, title, and content. (I've got a few SEO hubs if you're interested.) That being said, I need to make some improvements on my earlier hubs and get busy writing new ones.

    1. jesimpki profile image92
      jesimpkiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That's awesome!  Since I've been on break between semesters, I've been trying to write as many hubs as I can on subjects I'm passionate about and its awesome to see the slow yet steady increase in revenue from the HP Ad program.  I don't expect to make much from Adsense, so I'm happy with the HP Ads for now.

  43. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 11 years ago

    I am beginning to wonder if these earnings listed are for Adsense and not the HP program itself. I know it is difficult to earn here, but since August I started and did not publish much until about November when I had over 20 hubs not doing much, and then unpublished and posted on another site where earnings are better.  But, I just checked my total earnings here and it is over 13 right now, but then again, I don't rely on HP.  I use other sites where I earn more and if a hub stops getting traffic and earnings stink, I delete it and move it.

  44. Kris Heeter profile image73
    Kris Heeterposted 11 years ago

    About $2.50 and by the end of that first month, 10 hubs.

  45. viryabo profile image94
    viryaboposted 11 years ago

    £0.00 ....1st month
    £0.00.....2nd month
    £0.20.....3rd month
    When it finally dawned on me that its in the numbers, i joined a series of Hubchallenges, then it started to grow, and grow, and grow.

  46. GAbaptist profile image68
    GAbaptistposted 11 years ago

    I joined about 3 months before the Panda fiasco. My first month, I think I made a couple of dollars and my Adsense started picking up nicely. Then the big G started messing things up and everything tanked big-time. I stopped publishing hubs at #20 and my earnings were just pennies through the summer. I started publishing again in October and my earnings have been doubling every month since, and I have also seen a steady increase in traffic. I kick myself every day for not continuing to publish during all the Panda controversy!

  47. profile image0
    Sophia Angeliqueposted 11 years ago

    I don't remember the first month. However, it if wasn't for Panda, I would have made my first Google payout in three months. As a consequence of Panda, it was six months. By that I mean that within the first two months I was on something like $60 or $70. Can't remember exactly.

    I do think that it really depends when you joined and how fast you learned. Things are constantly changing and what works today won't work tomorrow.

  48. ryokowaren profile image59
    ryokowarenposted 11 years ago

    A few cents....maybe 10 cents.

  49. profile image0
    KatrineDalMonteposted 11 years ago

    I've been here only 12 days, it is now $1.19.

    1. dumindu89 profile image63
      dumindu89posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You are doing well than me. big_smile

  50. profile image0
    The Writers Dogposted 11 years ago

    Total earnings for my first month at HubPages:

    Money: $0.00

    Experience: Invaluable.

    1. savanahl profile image68
      savanahlposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I just joined the first week of Jan. and made $0.71 for Jan and am at $0.05 for Feb. Still I love it here!


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