Thursday, March 29, 2012

HubPages Income Update

It's been some time since I posted about my HubPages income.  That's probably because my adsense income was so exciting that I didn't pay much attention to anything else.  Now, I did earn some Adsense from my hubs.  However, it wasn't much.  I earned more from my Amazon sales through my hubs.  I haven't earned as much as I have using Squidoo, but every bit counts.  I'm not complaining.

There was a change on HubPages last year, which effected my earnings and turned me off for awhile.  Thanks to the Google Panda update, HubPages lost a lot of traffic.  So, they decided to have all the members change their urls to a username of their choice.  The point of this was to not clump all the content together.  They believed it would help weed out the bad content that was bringing the site down.  Did it work?  I don't know.  What I did notice was that all the link building I had done seem to disappear... and my traffic with it.  I was so tired of the same type of thing happening over and over again, thanks to Google's updates that I decided to not be bothered.  So for months my hubs just sat there getting a trickle of traffic.  

What got me back on track?  I read that they added a HubPages program and ebay was now available as an income source, but you got a larger commission.  Well, I earn great commissions on ebay through Squidoo.  I decided to join both programs and give it a try.  Unfortunately, I still hadn't built some links so the traffic was pretty much stagnant.  

Last month, I started reading some great hubs with excellent Hub advice.  I learned some great things and started implementing them.  So far, my traffic has increased and I should reach my first payout next month.  I haven't had any ebay sales , but I have earned money through clicks.  Why I am expecting ebay sales, I don't know.  I haven't added ebay modules on some of my hubs or optimized them either.  I guess I just thought I would earn some from my original work.

The past two days have been spent building links to my hubs and lenses, as well as blogging.  I plan to get enough traffic to get monthly payouts.  It's not that hard.  You just need to direct targeted traffic to your money sites.  Don't know how?  Check out the tutorials below.

Don't have a HubPages account?  Why not?  It's free to join and you can make some money without ever leaving your home!  

HubPages Tutorials
Here are several hubs that will help you get traffic, increase your adsense earnings and improve your SERPs.
Read This if You Get Lots of Visitors and No Adsense Clicks!
Social Bookmarking Strategy to Get Targeted Traffic
How to Create Backlinks to Help Search Engines Find Your HubPages
Five Reasons Why You Are Not Making Money on HubPages
Easy Steps to Better Search Engine Rankings

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