I was pretty excited about my HubPages earnings when I first signed up. I wrote about 20 Hubs (well actually 19) to test the waters.
Initially, I started out with a bang. I earned about $17 and was real excited. I left those 19 articles to sit and marinade for a while. I occasionally linked to one or two when appropriate, but didn’t do any real article promotion. I used the same promotional tactics at HubPages as I do with Suite 101, eHow or any other site I write for. I place an occasional link here or there, but no real promotion.
After two months I decided to analyze my progress. Once I took a look, I realized something wasn’t right.
Here are my numbers:
My page views and revenue seem to be working backwards here. I realize that I haven’t spent any time on HubPages since posting my first 19 Hubs, but for my numbers to drop by about 70% is a little weird.
19 Hubs is not enough to make a huge difference when it comes to residual earnings, but I tend to monitor my progress when I write for a new site to see if I should continue spending my time and effort populating the site with more content.
Is it Just Me?
Not wanting to take my own numbers as the be all and end all, I did a little research to see if anyone else was undergoing the same traffic/revenue drop as I experienced. I came across this thread. It seems that I’m not alone.
From the looks of things, I don’t think I’ll be spending anymore of my time writing Hubs. I have a few more lucrative sites that have a better page view/revenue reward.
Always Something to Learn
Oh well, the only way to know if something works is to try it, monitor it and re-evaluate. If I continue to earn a few dollars a month off of my 19 articles, that’s great, but I don’t think I’ll add anything else there.