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Celebrating One Year of Earning Money From Hubpages

Updated on May 27, 2018
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I got my interest in writing while in primary school. I enjoy creating stories that can be read by people. And I am the first to read them.

Making Money Money on Hubpages

I have some good news and bad news for you. Which ones do you want to hear first? Well, I will start with the good news. Who hates good news? I am celebrating 1 year of writing articles at HubPages. I found Hubpages by chance as I was fooling around the internet looking for sites that could help me earn online.

I have been active for that whole year and let me say I have been faring not too bad. Hubpages is a good place to be. You learn to utilize your writing talent among others. You learn a lot of new things altogether. You enjoy the support you get from an overwhelmingly friendly community of fellow writers. You meet and make friends with many of the writers from all over the world. So the benefits of being on Hubpages are numerous.

However, Hubpages is not a quick get rich site. Thus for those who would think they can make all the money they want overnight, they must think twice. It takes time to start earning something decent and again it will depend on your article quality.

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Categories That I Have Some Articles

Since joining HP, I have written a number of articles. I have dwelt with the following categories:

a) Computer and software

b) Books and novels (fiction)

c) Commercial and creative writing

d) Politics and social issues

e) Communications

Creative Writing

Creative Writing
Creative Writing

Hubpages Is Not A Scam Site

I can assure you I have enjoyed being here and I will keep on writing so as to continue honing my skills. Up to now, I have published 38 hubs. These hubs have generated over 40,000 views across the world as of the time I was posting this hub (not much if you are a veteran). So you can bet that at the time of reading this, that number of views has increased. I have also noted a considerable increase in the number of views as time goes. Hubpages is for real. It is not a scam site.

My Top Performing Hubs

These are some of my top performing hubs:- KRA Pin Application, The Major Motherboard Components and their Functions, Computer Bus Architecture Types. Over that period of time, I have received numerous feedback from you and others, thanks a lot. When you see people reading and commenting on your hubs, you get the urge to go on; more adrenaline is pumped into your system. So keep on reading and commenting.

So, as I celebrate my 1 year at Hubpages, I am also celebrating the fact that I have reached a payout. That is the other good news. I joined the HP ad program the moment it was made available to all writers. Actually, in my case, it is doing better than the Google one. Reasons, I don’t know. I also did join the e-bay program though I can not judge its performance at the moment, definitely, it's giving me something as compared to the Amazon program.

Paypal Issue

Now, the bad news. HP pays using PayPal. Am in Kenya and here, PayPal only allows sending and receiving, but you can not withdraw your money to any local bank. That is the bad news.

So my question is to you, is there another legal way I can be able to access my money? I need suggestions from you so that I can be able to withdraw my hard earned money and enjoy my Christmas.

To PayPal, I wish they could enable us to withdraw our money to a local bank. In Kenya, dozens of people are joining the online market by day, so it remains as an untapped potential. They can also collaborate with the mobile companies because they run very efficient ways of transferring money e.g. Mpesa services.

To my hub fans, a big thank you for your support and I am looking forward to your continued support. Big up to the many African writers who are towing the line with the technology.

Update, August 24, 2012

We now have a safe, easy and convenient way of accessing money from PayPal account, thanks to the introduction of Equity Bank PayPal Money Transfer Services in Kenya. It now possible to withdraw our PayPal money with ease.

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© 2011 Patrick Kamau

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    • Patkay profile imageAUTHOR

      Patrick Kamau 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Kariuki, they say better late than never. I understand the hustles and bustles of a writer. Well, at least now we have the Nationhela which we can use to withdraw our money.

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      Emmanuel Kariuki 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi patkay,

      congratulations (about nine months late) and pole for the convoluted paying method. The adrenaline should remain fired for more writing.

    • Patkay profile imageAUTHOR

      Patrick Kamau 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      You are welcome dwachira.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Patkay, at least now i know.

    • Patkay profile imageAUTHOR

      Patrick Kamau 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @dwachira, what I got is an alternative route. I used the help of a friend in the UK. I sent the money to him and he routed it to me using equity bank. I wish paypal would allow us to withdraw money locally. Thanks for asking.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi PatKay, i came across this and being in Kenya i got curious. Did you finally get a solution to withdraw the payout?

    • Patkay profile imageAUTHOR

      Patrick Kamau 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Rehana Stormme for your concern. I am sure I will find a way out.

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      Rehana Stormme 

      6 years ago

      Wow, that's tough! You've earned your money but you can't withdraw it - must be frustrating. May be you can contact other hubbers in Nairobi who have withdrawn their earning and find out how they did it? I'll definitely inform you if I come across a solution. Best of luck to you, Patkay!

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      Patrick Kamau 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Well that is a good question. I have been searching for ways and I have found some people saying you can use services like paypesa and others though I don't know if the are for real. The charges are also said to be very high. I can also find someone with a US bank account, send him/her the money and then it is sent back to me. Confusing???

      I have also learnt that if I can get a master card, I can be able to use it and withdraw it locally (here in Nairobi). This sight offers master cards once you reach 20 usd, http://www.sfi4.com/11557494/FREE so I am just checking how it works.

      And then I am waiting for other peoples ideas, including yours Rehana.

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      Rehana Stormme 

      6 years ago

      Interesting...but I'm still curious, how are you planning to withdraw your money? You're not just going to wait until it becomes possible...

    • Patkay profile imageAUTHOR

      Patrick Kamau 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Rehana Stormme for reading and commenting. It is good to hear that you too are earning something from HP.

      It is not possible for us to withdraw money from paypal to a local bank. But I hope soon we will be able to.

      Thanks again.

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      Rehana Stormme 

      6 years ago

      I think I'm also doing better with the Hubpages ad program as compared to the Google Adsense. So for peeps like us, the way to go is to get views! Congratulations on reaching your 1st anniversary with HP!!

      So you have a paypal account, but you can't withdraw your earnings?

    • Patkay profile imageAUTHOR

      Patrick Kamau 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks josiejossy. Hubpages is a nice place to be. There is much to learn and do.

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      josiejossy 

      6 years ago from Nairobi Kenya

      Congracs, it's a gud pace u goin wth. Hopes you get the solution to your prblm very soon, keep on writing.

    • Patkay profile imageAUTHOR

      Patrick Kamau 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Dr. Kavita for taking time to check my hubs. I am happy to be here at hubpages.

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      Dr Kavita Shaikh 

      6 years ago from MUSCAT

      Hi,

      Its wonderful to see that you are already a seasoned hubber.Way to go!

      Dr.Kavita

    • Patkay profile imageAUTHOR

      Patrick Kamau 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Betty for stopping by and getting interested with hubpages. It is true you can earn here at hubpages. To join hubpages you can use this link http://hubpages.com/ on the right at the top of your computer, look for the option to join hubpages on the right hand side written sign up now.

      Once you become a member, everything else will so easy and you will be on your way to making passive income even at the comfort of your home. There are many tutorials that you will use as a guide.

      Thanks I hope to seeing you here at hubpages. Thanks a lot.

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      Betty 

      6 years ago

      How will its start am interested

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      Patrick Kamau 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Lady_E for stopping by and commenting. I can say it has been a good year for me and I am sure I will continue being here at hubpages.Thanks for your advice I will check and see what I can do.

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      Elena 

      6 years ago from London, UK

      Congrats Patkay and another Congrats for the first pay out. Regarding your question - you can transfer money from your paypal account to your bank account. Regards.

    • Patkay profile imageAUTHOR

      Patrick Kamau 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @Betty babiez, it is good to have you visiting my hubs. Thanks a lot for reading and for your support.

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      Betty babiez 

      6 years ago

      That wow,

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      Patrick Kamau 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @lucy patrick, thanks, let us hope one day we will be able withdraw the money from a local bank.

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      lucy patrick 

      6 years ago

      They should come up with a better solution to pay you

    • Patkay profile imageAUTHOR

      Patrick Kamau 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks a lot PDXKaraokeGuy. Yes. I feel that I have achieved something and have really learnt a lot over the past one year.

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Hey. Congratulations!

    • Patkay profile imageAUTHOR

      Patrick Kamau 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks a lot nenytridiana. I too hope Paypal will collaborate with one of the banks and allow us to withdraw from a local bank.

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      nenytridiana 

      6 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

      Happy 1st anniversary. and I hope you'll find the way to solve the bad news with paypal. I heard that Western Union is available on paypal, but I have no experience yet due my earning is less then $100. Good luck and Thank you!

    • Patkay profile imageAUTHOR

      Patrick Kamau 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks M.Joseph. I have enjoyed myself here at hubpages.

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      M.Joseph 

      6 years ago

      Wishing you a happy 1st anniversary!

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