This is my entry to Techie She’s Lucky Blogger Weekly Giveaways Week 18. This week’s prize is $10 paypal credits from WAHWM of Work at Home Wife and Mother.
Make Money from Home with HubPages where I share one of the ways I earn money online. I have already written about 30 hubs or articles by that time in HubPages and was really happy when my earnings for the months of December and January 2011 were more than enough to cash out at the Google Adsense program. I promised myself that I would write more hubs.
Then came February 2011 and the Google Panda. HubPages was hit hard and traffic to my hubs suffered. I was already getting about 300+ page views everyday prior to that update and it was cut into 1/3 afterwards. Not only was the traffic affected, so was the income my hubs generate (cut down in the same ratio). It was really sad and after that I had never really written as much hubs (of course, I became busy also with online freelancing.)
But HubPages did something about the Google Panda. They cleaned the site of many spam hubs so that only the best and original hubs are published. Then, they also made changes to the way pages of authors are created. Now, I have my own subdomain at HubPages which really improved the Hub Score of many of my hubs. Also, last April they launched their own ad program which pays authors via Paypal when earnings reach $50. So, that is in addition to the earnings authors can make via Google Adsense, Amazon or Ebay. I just received my first payment of $65 last September. It's awesome because that was a completely passive income. I didn't write a single hub from the time the ad program was implemented.
Because of these changes, Google rewarded HubPages. I read in WebProNews that in the latest Google Panda update last week, HubPages was able to make the make the winners list this time around. Now, my hubs are back to getting about 300+ views per day and I'm more motivated to write again.