Earlier I wrote a few posts on HubPages. One was when I first started writing for them and was happy with the experience , and another was when I was wondering what was going on over there (an income nosedive can make a gal wonder).
HubPages on the Rise?
Over the past few weeks I have noticed that HubPages has been adding a few sheckels to my AdSense account. Not much money, but just enough to catch my attention. The first time it happened, I thought it was a fluke so I didn’t investigate, but when I earned a little over $6 in one day I decided to look at my HubPages earnings.
My first full month at HubPages (August, 2009) I earned over $16. Then it went downhill from there. It fluctuated between $2 and $7 per month. Granted, I only have 19 hubs but when I started out with $16 the first month, I thought the income would go up from there.
Last month my earnings increased to $11. From what I can glean, my traffic has remained pretty consistent (or should I say non existent), but I guess the occasional ad placement was lucrative which resulted in a couple of high paying clicks.
HubPages Going Forward
I’m going to give HubPages another whirl. After reviewing my first quarter earnings for 2010 and evaluated my income distribution, I realized that I’ve got to spread my efforts around a little more. Too much of my residual income is coming from one source. That’s not a good thing.
Personally, I like it when my income sources are pretty much on an even keel. My eHow earnings seem to have taken off and are now 48% of my residual income. It’s time for me to spend a little more time building up my other revenue sources.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that my eHow income (a truly passive income source) is growing, but if eHow decides to pull the plug, I don’t want to be caught with my knickers down. In the insurance industry we teach our clients to spread the risk. The same holds true when it comes to freelance writing. So, in addition to finding other qualified writing venues for risk spreading, I guess I’ll be adding a few new Hubs here and there.