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.
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
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.
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.
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." )
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Scoop.it and Snip.it. From there I've got links on my blogs to the Scoop.it 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.
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.
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 flip...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I honestly can't believe it. But I've checked my spreadsheet half a dozen times. Yes, I just hit the $1,000 threshold for November. (There could be an Amazon return or two tommorrow which will ruin the fun, but for now...
Considering what has transpired with some of my hubs in the past few weeks (and months)... I see how making $1500-3000 dollars a month is possible. I have less than 10 hubs gathering 66% of my traffic - only at the...