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The Exponential Pull to $10 a Month on Hubpages

Updated on July 2, 2012


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Activity and Time Begets Money

Just a few months ago I wrote about my experience Breaking $1 a Month on Hubpages. Well I am already back with happy tidings and good news. With not much more "work" I have seen an exponential growth in my earnings. Yes, that is right, last month I made nearly 10 times what I made just in January. I concluded the month with $9.40, which is my highest earnings ever. I am hoping to hit and break $10 for this month.

In this hub I'm going to look at the statistics because I know everyone is always curious to know what is needed to increase and create earnings through Hubpages. Obviously, I am not an expert but still learning. However I believe correct action and patience has created my little bits of side income. Let's examine what this correct action entails.


My favorite hub I wrote from January to June is:

How to Befriend a Cat.

My favorite hub that I've come across in my readings recently is:

"La vie en rose" A Look at the Life of the Famous French Singer Edith Piaf.

Writing and Socializing

Writing and socializing seems to me to be key to making money with Hubpages. Writing useful or interesting content is what it's all about. After I wrote about breaking $1 a month on Hubpages, I intended to start writing up a storm. However, life very much got in the way as I found myself committed to a long rehearsal process for a play. Not that I minded, I love acting and being part of creative projects. I also was lucky enough to be part of some short films. So I did continue writing, however my quantity was not as high as it could have been had my time been more freed up.

A Look at the Numbers...

To break $1 a month, I wrote 17 hubs in 9 months and began commenting on articles I liked and following other Hubbers I liked, leaving fan mail and generally getting a little more involved in Hubpages. But as I mention in the article, I didn't start socializing for quite some time.

From January until now (mid June), I added 11 more hubs, many in just the past few weeks and days. Surprisingly, I am not having a hard time coming up with topics or interests to write about. It seems the more I write, the more ideas I have. I now think I have the opposite problem ~ not enough time to write hubs! There's a long list of ideas, notes, and outlines in my email account for more hubs to write. I'm just too busy having other fun in life with my free time to get to all of my ideas.

I've also been reading more hubs and leaving some comments, following others and leaving fan mail. I answered a question or two occasionally. I've also shared some articles that I thought were really good or might be interesting to someone or a group I know.

It felt pretty easy and fun. Especially when the earnings amount increased so much. I'm not sure what happened to increase my earnings other than time and just keeping with the whole process.

Checking Out Google Analytics

Honestly, I could not make heads or tails of it. There was so much information and not enough definitions about what all the terms meant. I did my best fiddling with graphs and do feel I (might have) gleaned some information about my traffic and where it's coming from. Overall I feel I learned that I need more of it!

However I think it is a handy feature and recommend you check yours out. You simply check out the Earnings section of your Hubpages portal and then start clicking around. It's amazing how much information is tracked and kept waiting for you to look at.

Even though I don't understand all of it just yet, I do find it enlightening. I suppose I will be reading up some more on that side of things too in the future.

Memorizing Fun

Learn more about The School of Phenomenal Memory at How to Memorize Quickly and Easily.

Plans for the Future

I intend to do more writing and more browsing on Hubpages. I'm not in a hurry and am actually excited that pretty soon ~ in just two days actually ~ I'll be starting a 60-day memory challenge with The School of Phenomenal Memory. I know from my past experience that this will be pretty intensive and time consuming, but I am looking forward to it. So I know my time on Hubpages and the amount of writing I'm doing currently is going to slow down for a while, but I do intend to come back and get right back into writing as soon as the course challenge is finished.

Just thought I'd write some encouragement to others since I went for quite a while with spare-change earnings and have finally reached the dollars. It can happen for you also, just keep writing! Best wishes to you and happy writing.


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      6 years ago

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    • carozy profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from San Francisco

      By socializing I meant reading other hubs and commenting, following and leaving fan mail on occasion, and answering questions. I don't spend much time in the forums although when my time frees up some I may do that.

      As for earnings, I haven't reached $20 a month but I have received my first pay out. I'm at about $15 a month with steady increases. Many of my new hubs are fiction and poetry which tend to get less reads. This month is doing well and may reach the late teens. And I'm heading toward my 50th hub soon.

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      6 years ago from Birmingham, UK

      What do you mean by 'socializing'? Is that being active on the forums? I haven't been to the forums yet. Must do soon.

      Seems you have got almost twice the number of hubs now as when you wrote this. So are your earnings over $20 per month now?

    • carozy profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you StephSev108. I wish you good luck with your earnings and hubs!

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      Stephanie Marie Severson 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Congratulations on your earnings! Your hubs inspire me!

    • carozy profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from San Francisco

      I'm glad it helped you and I enjoy your writing, so I do hope you write more also! Good luck with it, you have the right attitude, "just keep on keeping on."

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      6 years ago from Jumbled Brain, USA

      Great hub. I've definitely learned that the more active you are here, the more earnings you get. I just recently hit the $0.01 mark LOL, but my activity on Hubpages is about more than money so I try not to even pay attention to earnings. Try being the key word LOL. It seems that you are writing at least two hubs a month and it is benefiting you. I will make that my goal! Thanks for the informative article!

    • carozy profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thanks patchofearth! I definitely will. Good luck to you as well. :)

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      Rebecca Long 

      6 years ago from somewhere in the appalachian foothills

      This is pretty exciting. Keep us informed.

    • carozy profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you! Good luck with your earnings and have fun writing!

    • AtHomeHeather profile image


      6 years ago from PA

      I am happy to hear that you are earning money! It gives me hope that I may earn a bit while having fun writing! Up you go!

    • carozy profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from San Francisco

      I know, I had a hard time at first, I think because I was too self-conscious. Got over that. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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      6 years ago

      Great hub for the beginners. There is lot to learn from Hubpages. I also get inspiration from other hubbers,how they manage to write many articles.

    • carozy profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Hey thanks for stopping by. I find constant inspiration from other hubbers and am always on the lookout for more good articles. :)

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      6 years ago from Bangkok

      A lot of hubbers are getting me pumped to earning my earnings too! Thanks for inspiring me.

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      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Cha Ching, Lol! Good hub. I wish I could write as much as I love to but as you said, there are other things we are also obliged to do. I love hopping though and reading what other hubbers are posting and that's when I stumbled upon this hub of yours. Very informative. Thanks for sharing. From a hopeful hubber~

    • carozy profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thanks for stopping by Karre!

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      Karre Schaefer 

      6 years ago from Eskridge, Kansas

      Great, congrats and thanks -- gives me hope. :-) Karre.

    • carozy profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you! Wish you luck with your which I'm about to check out. :)

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      6 years ago

      Congratulations. Its quite encouraging to read your hubs.


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