11 hubs in 6 days and not a penny earned

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  1. singleaple profile image67
    singleapleposted 12 years ago

    Even though I have signed up to Google Adsense and Amazon I have not earned a single penny from any of my hubs.

    Am I doing something wrong?.
    Have I set things up incorrectly ?
    Is the problem something else ?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image85
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If you're expecting to make money in less than a week, you have unrealistic expectations and you have a lot to learn about earning an income online.

      To earn money, you need a large audience - you're only going to earn between $2 and $5 per 1,000 visitors.  You're not going to get those numbers from within the HubPages community, so you're not going to earn much until Google, Bing and Yahoo notice your Hubs exist.  Even then, if they place your Hub on page 100-and-umpteenth page of the search results, you won't get much traffic - and even more so, if you pick a subject nobody is searching for.

      Be patient, do some study on how to make money online, and you'll get there - but it takes time and effort, just like any other job.

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 12 years ago

    Did you enter your Adsense code (top right when you sign into Adsense) in your hubpages profile?

    1. singleaple profile image67
      singleapleposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Not sure - but my External Affiliate Settings both have a status of active

      Thanks for replying

      1. singleaple profile image67
        singleapleposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        However the ad program and ebay program are not active - does that make a difference ?

        External Affiliate Settings are for the adsense and amazon

  3. LeanMan profile image78
    LeanManposted 12 years ago

    Having written 11 hubs over a six day period you will need for them to be indexed by Google and for them to send you some traffic if they deem your hubs worthy and if you have written using keywords that are searched for. Most people take a few months before they earn anything.. and only if the have done their SEO correctly.

    1. singleaple profile image67
      singleapleposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the info leanman

      Does anyone know if i can still earn money from adsense(which is active)even though the ad programis not active?

      1. LeanMan profile image78
        LeanManposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, you can use adsense without the ad program, however most people have reported they earn better with the HP ad program. Turning on the hp ads will mean you earn a smaller amount through adsense as this will only account for one block of ads, but the HP ads should replace or better what you lost. (Although you can only improve on zero!)

  4. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 12 years ago

    How much traffic have you had?

    1. singleaple profile image67
      singleapleposted 12 years agoin reply to this


  5. profile image0
    Sophia Angeliqueposted 12 years ago

    Hi singleaple,

    It's not that simple. In fact, most of us would say it takes a lot of patience, a lot of learning, and a lot of writing! In order to earn, you need traffic from Google. If you go to your Stats on top of your hub, you can see how much traffic is coming from Google, aol, bing, yahoo, etc. Ignore the traffic that is coming from Hubpages as that is not what is earning you any money.

    If your hubs are not getting any traffic from the search engines, then you won't earn. And you need quite a lot of it!

    Many of us have written hubs on how to keywords and how to attract google traffic.  I'm sure that some of them will help you.

    Also, when I joined I was told it took about six months for a payout. I'm not sure what it is now, but I'm pretty sure that most people don't start earning anything more than a few pennies until about the first month. I may be wrong on that, though.

    Good luck.

    1. singleaple profile image67
      singleapleposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Sophia - Yep all the traffic is coming from hubpages

  6. sofs profile image77
    sofsposted 12 years ago

    Are you impatient! Sophia is right.. earning is not that simple and patience is a great virtue often tested with online writing... You will start earning soon..keep writing and best wishes to you!

  7. Richieb799 profile image74
    Richieb799posted 12 years ago

    You also have to write hubs which have earning potentially, check the $$$ in your hub metrics and you will soon learn which earn and which don't.

  8. Kangaroo_Jase profile image75
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years ago

    I earned 4 cents in my first 5 weeks on HubPages.

    Needless to say its a little more these days. Be patient and it will come.

  9. talin401 profile image56
    talin401posted 12 years ago

    Is Adsense a real way to make money? or what? whats your opinions?

    1. relache profile image73
      relacheposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      With zero Hubs, it doesn't matter what program is recommended, there's not going to be any money made.

  10. davenstan profile image60
    davenstanposted 12 years ago

    I have been here 5 weeks and have made a few dollars. I have had over 1,500 viewers. From what I understand is that it takes patience. I read in between writing to get a greater understanding of keywords and backlinks, content and niche. It will take all of that and consistently promoting on social networking sites. I am on the right track it seems. Keep going and learn while you hub.

  11. melbel profile image94
    melbelposted 12 years ago

    You've only been here six days. Make sure you check out the learning center and see what you can do to make your hubs more likely to perform well in search engines like Google.

    It takes a while for any content on the Internet to be "ripe" for Google traffic. With many of my hubs it'll take 3-6 months to appear on the first page of Google. To get the top spots, sometimes it even takes a year. Just keep at it and keep checking the Learning Center to get tips on getting traffic.


    Also, you said you haven't earned a penny. Are you part of the HubAds program? If not, I recommend getting in. I've found that it's better earnings than AdSense alone.

    Best of luck!

    1. profile image0
      HubTubposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You just started a forum thread for the sole purpose of asking people to visit your blog, after recently joining HubPages and having written no hubs to contribute to HubPages.  Most people frown up this.  It is called spamming!

      1. profile image0
        HubTubposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        To clarify, my post was directed to talin401.

  12. singleaple profile image67
    singleapleposted 12 years ago

    Views 485

    Thanks for all the info guys


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