As you know, I recently started writing for HubPages. Although I signed up quite some time ago, I only wrote my first article a month ago on July 20, 2009.
Understanding the nature of residual writing, I know for a fact that the first month of any online residual writing site is usually an exercise in faith. You keep writing because you know things will work out in the long run. Well, my exercise in faith has created stronger HubPage faith muscles.
My 30 Day HubPage Update
Thirty days after placing my first hub, I now have 17 hubs. I should really have more hubs than that because I signed up for the 30 day challenge, but was unable to finish it. My website hacker diverted my attention from writing and things got a bit backed up.
Anyway, back to HubPages… I have 17 hubs and have earned a little over $12 so far. I earned a .68 with Kontera and the rest with Google AdSense. I haven’t quite gotten the hang of eBay (sad to admit) and I didn’t earn anything with Amazon as yet.
A HubPage Revelation
It wasn’t until I wrote one particular hub for HubPages that I realized HubPages’ value. After writing the article I realized that it made sense to keep them in my arsenal. I won’t re-write the entire article here, but if I have at least 5 reputable online content sites where I post my work regularly (at least one time per week); I believe within 5 years, if not much sooner, I should be set for life (this doesn’t include my blogs and niche sites).
A Little Comparison
Some folks earn more and some less with HubPages. I couldn’t help but compare my first month with HubPages against my first month with eHow and with Suite 101. Since I’m contractually prohibited from sharing my Suite 101 numbers, see if you can read between the lines:
|Site||# of Articles
Written in first
|Suite 101||6||More than HubPages but
Less than eHow
(Closer to eHow than
Now that the numbers have spoken for themselves, I think you should check out my post on working smarter and enjoying Google’s favor . It’s tempting to put all of my efforts into Suite 101, but that would not be a wise move.