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You Can Earn by Writing Articles on Hubpages: My First Hubpages Payout

Danson Wachira is a certified Trainer in Computer Science, Information Technology and related studies.

After five months of writing on Hubpages, I have finally received my first Hubpages payout in my PayPal account. It has not been easy but seeing that Hubpages reward writers and publishers in more than one way is encouraging.

It is motivating to know that you can gain monetary reward by writing about what you like. I would like to encourage new hubbers that it is possible to write articles online about what you like on Hubpages and get paid.

When i started writing on Hubpages, i did not expect the first payout to come so soon especially because I had read that it can take anywhere between 9 and 15 months to get the first payout on Hubpages. I must say I was surprised when I checked in my inbox and got a mail from PayPal about payment from Hubpages of $84.27 as the August, 2012 payment. This being my first ever payout from Hubpages, am very humbled and delighted to receive it.

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What it takes to earn $50 on Hubpages

By the time I was reaching $50.00 as the minimum Hubpages payout amount, I had 27,544 page views and that was in mid-August, 2012. I had written 52 hubs by this time and my duration on Hubpages was about 4 months.

The earnings kind of went into a dive in early September due to a drop in traffic but started rising again in mid-September, 2012. I did mention all the stats and details in my hub about reaching 50,000 views.

By the end of August, 2012 I had reached total earnings of $84.27 for the Ad program but the total earnings at the time of publishing this hub (29/09/2012) is roughly $108. For those who would like to know why am receiving payment in September for earnings that were made in August it is because Hubpages disburse payments around 28th of the month for the previous month's earnings.

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Hubpages first ever payout

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The other earning channels have been a hard nut to crack for me. Either I am not lucky with affiliate referrals; Amazon and eBay or there is something I am not doing to attract more clicks. I learnt that Amazon won’t pay even for clicks until purchase is made on their products so I dropped Amazon capsules from my Hubs.

I have been using eBay capsules in my hubs and the total earning from eBay is about $4 while that of AdSense is at about $5. If you are reading this and you would like to give a few tips on how to improve earnings on eBay or AdSense please do so in the comments section. I would really appreciate your contribution.

A lot of effort is needed to write hubs regularly and to attract readers to the hubs. I have relied on social media to promote my hubs and through my quest to increase traffic I have written a number of hubs explaining how to promote your articles on social media sites such as Delicious, Chime and Flipora.

Writing evergreen articles is another way in which one can attract long lasting traffic. Of late, I have been learning how best to use keywords in my hubs and although it is not easy, am willing to give it a try as I have realized use of keywords in hubs can really increase traffic and value of such traffic in CPC.

I would like to let the would-be hubbers and new hubbers to know that Hubpages is legit and you can make money by writing and publishing articles online. You can join Hubpages today and start writing but it takes hard work, patience and dedication. Certainly you won’t become rich overnight but the more you write quality articles the more you shall increase your earning potential and experience in online writing. I wish you the best.

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Comments

John Paolo B.Magdaluyo from Philippine on March 16, 2013:

Very nice. How motivating.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on February 28, 2013:

Hi Wendy L Young,

It feels good to write and get rewarded, i think Hubpages is one amazing website. Thanks for the visit and comment.

Wendy L Young from Tennessee on February 28, 2013:

Thank you for sharing this. It's great to see a realistic picture and encouragement at the same time. Good luck!

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on February 15, 2013:

Hi Renny,

It is true and happening, thanks for the visit and comment.

Renny on February 15, 2013:

This articles gives me hope that one can really work and earn online. Congrats and keep up!

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on February 14, 2013:

Hi DREAM ON,

Thanks for visiting and commenting, it is very sad that you had to lose your account. I believe there are means you can use to get your account back but they all start by re-applying. I hope you will find fulfillment in other ways. I wish you the best of luck.

DREAM ON on February 14, 2013:

I love your hub.Inspiring and educating other hubbers to do what we all love to do.Enjoy writing and making money because of our efforts.I will read your hub again to pick out some great tips.I haven't made any money yet do to a problem with illegal ad clicking.I was not responsible for.I am sure I am not the only one that can't figure out how to get back on the adsense program.After reading the rules on HubPages I understood that I could lose my account if I tried to fix my account and if they didn't accept me.To much time and energy trying to make friends and my stories pay off.I am open to any suggestions?My views have recently only hit 41,000 after three years. With your great skills in writing in an easy to understand manner I am sure you could make a wonderful hub and get lots of hub traffic.I always love to help others who have helped me.Looking forward to sharing a long time of hub stories and success.Congratulations on your wonderful achievements.Keep up the great work.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on February 14, 2013:

Hi travel_man1971,

You must have a lot of experience working online and i won't mind some tips :-) Thanks for the visit and comment.

Ireno Alcala from Bicol, Philippines on February 13, 2013:

I've been in your situation, too, although it took almost half-a-year-before I saw my first payout on Google AdSense, no HubPages Ad Policy program yet during the early months of 2010.

Kodus to you and continue sharing your thoughts here at HP. :)

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on November 21, 2012:

Hi beingwell,

Thanks for the visit and comment, am glad to know you got inspired.

beingwell from Bangkok on November 21, 2012:

Voted up and shared your hub. Aren't you just inspiring! I'm hoping to make my second payout faster. It took me a looooong while before I reached my first cut. hahahaha!!

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on November 11, 2012:

Hi lovedoctor926,

Thanks for the visit and comment

lovedoctor926 on November 10, 2012:

Congratulations on a job well-done!

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on November 10, 2012:

Thanks for the visit and comment, it was awesome to receive the first payout.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on November 10, 2012:

Congrats on getting your first payout in just four months. I believe it took me at least two years before earning mine. Voting this Up and Interesting.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 29, 2012:

Hi abbaelijah,

Thanks for the visit and comment.

elijagod from Abuja - Nigeria on October 28, 2012:

Thanks for the info!

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 23, 2012:

Hi Missy Mac,

Thank for the visit here and visiting my blog. Am also in education and i think your choice will work great. Thanks.

Missy Mac from Illinois on October 22, 2012:

Hi dwachira:

I have visited your Blog: Great work. I have never created a Blog and needed a visual. I have several topic ideas in education. If you have any suggestions please send them. Thanks again!

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 21, 2012:

Hi ChristyWrites,

Thanks for the visit, comment and compliment. It is true reading other hubbers' work kind of motivate oneself and myself i have see the benefit of doing so. Wow! can't wait to receive the payout yet again!

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on October 21, 2012:

Congrats on your first payout! Your hub gives new hubbers motivation to keep going. My first one took about 6 months. Your hub also reminds me that there will be a payout soon as we near the end of the month :)

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 19, 2012:

Hi prospectboy,

Congrats too on reaching your first payout. Reading other hubbers articles gives me motivation and i learn a lot from them. I wish you all the best on HP. Thank for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day.

Bradrick H. from Texas on October 18, 2012:

Hello dwachira. Excellent excellent hub. I received my first payment in August just like you. Your earnings were really good for a first payment. Glad to hear from other hubbers that are earning. Reading articles like this motivate me even more. Great job brother. Voted up, shared, and shared on Facebook.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 18, 2012:

Hi ComfortB,

Thanks for visiting and commenting, i hope your words up there will come to happen but will keep on trying. Have a nice day!

Comfort Babatola from Bonaire, GA, USA on October 17, 2012:

Hello dwachira - I missed this one. Congrats! this is just the beginning, there's more to come. Keep writing.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 08, 2012:

Hi u-earn-money,

Thanks for the visit and comment, am glad you found this article to be useful. Enjoy your day.

u-earn-money on October 08, 2012:

Congratulations - and thanks. I will do the same for me to receive my 1st payout writing quality, evergreen and interesting articles.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 08, 2012:

Hi lupandiomo,

It is good to see you here, thanks for the visit and comment.

lupandiomo from nairobi,kenya. on October 07, 2012:

Hongera dwachira! you deserve the fruits of your labor at last.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 05, 2012:

Hi Nell Rose,

Thanks for visiting my hubs and commenting, am glad to know that my article is a motivator. Enjoy your day.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 04, 2012:

Hi teaches12345,

Thanks for your encouragement and kind words, it feels good to have a faithful follower. I appreciate you stopping here and commenting. Enjoy your day.

Dianna Mendez on October 04, 2012:

Always enjoy your posts and congratulations on your earnings. I am sure you will reap much more as you continue to share your posts.

Nell Rose from England on October 04, 2012:

Great motivation for others just starting! this is great, and congrats!

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 04, 2012:

Hi unknown spy,

Thanks for the kind words, i do appreciate the visit and comment.

Life Under Construction from Neverland on October 04, 2012:

Yahoo yahooo!! congrats Dwachira! Way to go!

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 03, 2012:

Hi dinkan53,

I thank you for stopping here and commenting, I do appreciate the kind words and support. I too wish you the best on Hubpages.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 03, 2012:

Hi TripletsMomma,

Welcome to Hubpages, it is a wonderful platform for online writers and I wish you all the best. Thank for stopping by and commenting.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 03, 2012:

Hi saitam,

I appreciate you visiting my hubs and commenting, Am glad that you found this article to be useful.

TripletsMomma from Ohio on October 03, 2012:

Great Hub! Thanks for all the great information! I am just starting out with HubPages. Your hug has been an inspiration! Congrats on your success and much more to come!

MPanta from Lisbon on October 03, 2012:

Congrats

Continue the good earning hubs and keep posting to motivate people.

dinkan53 from India on October 02, 2012:

Congratulations dwachira, happy to hear about your first payout. Really from heart i wish you a lot more payouts. Keep writing and good luck my friend. SHARED!

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 01, 2012:

Hi mpropp,

Do not give it up, keep trying and you shall get there. I was at your profile and you have great potential in writing useful articles, so i know you can make it. Thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day.

Melissa Propp from Minnesota on October 01, 2012:

Congrats on your success! I'm a newbie and I haven't been able to even get accepted by adsense yet...I also don't have nearly as many hubs as you do, but I still find it very inspiring to see your success. Thanks for sharing your stats!

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 01, 2012:

Hi Rajan,

I also like reading other hubbers stats because they help in measuring ones progress. Am glad you found this article to be useful. Thanks for the visit and comment. I do appreciate all the support from you. Enjoy your day.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 01, 2012:

Hi Ruchira,

How nice of you paying a visit to my hubs, thanks for kind words and i wish you all the best on Hubpages.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 01, 2012:

Hi shabushaj,

Thanks for stopping here and commenting, am glad you found this article to be useful.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on October 01, 2012:

Hi Rosalinem,

Thanks for visiting my hubs this morning, i do appreciate the kind words. Enjoy your day

Rosalinem from Nairobi, Kenya on September 30, 2012:

Thanks dwachira for writing this hub as it has gives hope that it is possible with hard work to get a payout. Much appreciated.

shabushaj from india on September 30, 2012:

worth inspiing...great

Ruchira from United States on September 30, 2012:

Congratulaitons, dwachira.

That's great news. Wishing you many more payouts from HP...cheers!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 30, 2012:

Hi Danson,

Congrats on your first payout. It is always interesting and motivating to read hubs like yours to help keep the motivation up. Hard work does pay.

Voting up, useful and sharing the motivation.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 30, 2012:

Hi DrMark1961,

When I discovered Flipora, there were few topics to post feeds on so I selected “Cool random things” most the times. Although I would like to edit and change the category for most of my feeds there, Flipora does not have a function to do so, I guess I will just let them stay. Thanks for the visit once again.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 30, 2012:

Hi girishpuri,

Thanks for finding time to stop here and commenting. Am glad you found this article to be useful.

Dr Mark from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on September 30, 2012:

Thanks for the response I will keep checking chime everyweek and see if I can get on. I notice most of your hubs at "random cool things" at Flipora. Does that work better for you than a specific category? (It looks like I had a lot of hits under humor, few under pets.)

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 30, 2012:

Hi tammyswallow,

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, it is encouraging to know that am on the right path. Thanks also for the advice about the eBay capsules, am going to check that straight away. Do enjoy your day.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 30, 2012:

Hi DrMark1961,

Hubpages is the most interesting online writing platform I have ever come across. Beside writing what you like and getting paid for it, you meet new people and make new friends. Am glad that you joined Flipora and I wish you success. Of late, I have also found Delious.com not being very successful ever since they dropped stacks for tags. My traffic from this site has also dropped. I don’t think Chime.in is not working because you are from Brazil, it worked for me and I am still a member there, may be some technical problems on their end so keep on checking. Thanks for the visit and comment. I really appreciate it, do enjoy your day.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 30, 2012:

Hi wetnosedogs,

Thanks for stopping here and commenting, I feel humbled to have a new follower as well, am going to follow you too.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 30, 2012:

Hi healthylife2,

How nice of you paying my hubs a visit, I really appreciate that. I like reading about other hubbers stats and writing about my own too. Am glad you found this article to be useful.

Girish puri from NCR , INDIA on September 30, 2012:

Congratulations, your hub is very much inspiring an motivating for all other hubbers.

Dr Mark from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on September 29, 2012:

My first thought on getting the payment was "Wow, what a lot of work for that amount", my second thought was "Wow, they actually sent me money for doing what I want to do, at my own home"

I have only earned a few dollars from the Amazon program so I went back and changed a lot of my hubs, added Ebay capsules since they pay for viewers that click.

Still trying to put stuff on Flipora. I appreciate the tip. Delicious has almost no one interested in my subject matter. Chime looks interesting too but it will not allow me on the site, even though I have twitter. Do you think it is because I am in Brazil? Did the site work okay from Kenya or do you use a proxy?

Thanks again for the continued info!!!

wetnosedogs from Alabama on September 29, 2012:

Great news on your first pay out. Congratulations.

healthylife2 on September 29, 2012:

Congratulations on your first payout! Thanks so much for sharing so openly your stats so others know how many views are required and what a reasonable time frame is to receive a payout. Voted up useful!

Tammy from North Carolina on September 29, 2012:

Hooray for you! You are off to a strong start. Your statistics are almost identical to mine at that stage. You mentioned you are not making as much from Amazon and Ebay. I noticed your ads on this page and one item is $104,000. I haven't made any thing from Amazon, but I list inexpensive (under $40.00) items from Ebay. I usually earn about $20 from Ebay a week. If you find an appropriate item to go with a hub, you should get some Ebay sales. Think of your hobbies and affordable Christmas items. Keep it up! I am happy for you.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 29, 2012:

Hi kashmir56,

How nice of you paying a visit to my hubs, thanks for stopping by and commenting. I too wish you the best on Hubpages.

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on September 29, 2012:

Congrats on your first pay out my friend . Awesome ! Keep up the good work !

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 29, 2012:

Hi chrisinhawaii,

You are not alone, i too like to read articles about stats. They provide me with valuable information and i can get to evaluate myself. Am glad you found this article to be useful. Thanks for the visit and comment.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 29, 2012:

Hi Missy Mac,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Social media is a great tool and us hubbers we can use it for its gainful values. Enjoy your day.

chrisinhawaii on September 29, 2012:

Great job getting that first of many payouts! It sounds like payout #2 is just around the corner too! Voting up and I will definitely share with my followers. I know there are plenty of other hubbers who find stories like yours encouraging. I know I do!

Aloha!

Missy Mac from Illinois on September 29, 2012:

Another great hub and congratulations. Your articles encouraged me to sign up for social networks and I will be looking into the ones mentioned.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 29, 2012:

Hi Shawnte87,

Soon you shall get there and i wish you all the best in Hubpages. Thanks for stopping here and commenting.

Shawnte on September 29, 2012:

Congratz on reaching payout! I can't wait to finally reach payout. :3

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 29, 2012:

Hi bizwin,

I agree with you, the trick is to keep on writing high quality hubs and then give them a push by promoting them. Thanks for the visit and comment.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 29, 2012:

Hi remaniki,

I do appreciate the kind words and good wishes in your comment. I wish you the best on Hubpages as well. Thanks for stopping here and commenting.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 29, 2012:

Hi shin_rocka04,

I rarely have enough time as I would like on Hubpages. Running your own blogs means you have a lot of experience in online writing and I know you can gain a lot on Hubpages. Thanks for the visit and comment, am glad this hub was useful to you.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 29, 2012:

@ ignugent17, how nice of you finding time to stop here and commenting, thanks so much.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 29, 2012:

Hi LindaSmith1,

I feel your disappointment but keep trying you might realize benefits sooner than later. I am going to check this Lensroll site straight away. Thanks for the visit and comment.

Christabel Evans from England, UK on September 29, 2012:

Well done dwachira, that's the way to go. Very encouraging to new hubbers. Keep up the good work. As you mentioned, anyone can earn on hubpages, all one need is keep writing hubs of value and promoting them as much as possible.

Rema T V from Chennai, India on September 29, 2012:

Hi dwachira,

Very glad to hear about your first HP payout. I wish you many more payouts in future. Hard work always pays and hard working people like you ought to succeed online. I wish you good luck! Sharing the hub for others to be encouraged by this hub.

Cheers, Rema.

shin_rocka04 from Maryland on September 29, 2012:

Very nice! Very inspiring, too. If I didn't run a few blogs and a couple other things, I would definitely be a lot more active on here. Good work.

ignugent17 on September 29, 2012:

Congratulations dwachira! Your hub is really encouraging.

Have a nice day!

LindaSmith1 from USA on September 29, 2012:

Congrats. I have not rec'd a penny yet, very disappointing, after about 2 years. Here is another site to promote hubs, it is called Lensroll.

Danson Wachira (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on September 29, 2012:

Thanks ElleBee for the visit and comment, i wish you all the best in Hubpages. Enjoy your day.

ElleBee on September 29, 2012:

Great job on reaching yor first payout! That is awesome that you did it so quickly. I need to up the ante on the number of articles I have so that I can reach a payout soon. Good work, and good tips.