Joshua is a graduate student at the USF. He has interests in business technology, analytics, finance, and lean six sigma.
Graphing HubPages Earnings Data in a PivotTable
Generally speaking, a PivotTable is great for looking at data in different dimensions. PivotTables are usually more worth wild when there are lots of attributes involved, but it's a nice quick way to turn HubPages earning data into a table with a corresponding bar graph.
The first step to creating this PivotTable for HubPages data is to gather the needed data. The earnings data can be found by clicking earnings in the sidebar on the HubPages site or by clicking the earnings reports tab under the earning section. Either method will take you to the correct page.
In this next screen, you will need to find the word filter on the page. Click this filter option so you can receive access to a downloadable earnings report.
Next, click the first drop-down shown below and choose all programs. Click in the next drop down below and select all time. These two settings will allow us to receive all data relevant to daily sales amounts. Click the export as .csv button to download the report.
Immediately after the report is downloaded, it needs to be saved as an Excel workbook because the .csv file format has some reporting limitations. To save the file go to save as, choose a place on your computer to save it, save it as an Excel workbook, and click the OK button. Each step can be found in the illustration below.
When you open the file, click on one of the cells and press Ctrl + End. This will take you to the last row. To clean the data, delete the last totals row. Next, select the last row of data and press Ctrl + Shift + ↑. This will select all of your data.
Clean the Data
At this point, all the data should be highlighted. Select the insert tab, and click on the PivotTable button that is located in the chart section. You will have two options. Choose the option PivotChart & PivotTable.
A create PivotTable window will appear. Click on the bubble for the existing worksheet and then click in a cell where you want the PivotTable to appear. The location of the cell chosen will show up in the box below that is labeled with the number 2. Finally, click OK to generate a PivotTable and graph.
A blank PivotTable chart and field list will appear. If the field list does not appear, go ahead and click on the button labeled field list.
With the left button on the mouse held down, drag the date word from top of the PivotTables fields area to the categories box. Additionally, drag ad program down to the values box.
I'd like to break these years into quarters to have a better understanding of how my earning have increased incrementally. By clicking on the boxes with the plus signs on the left side of the PivotTable, the PivotTable and graph will drill down into quarters.
It hard to properly analyse the graph without the totals for each bar. Unfortunately, the numeric data needs to be blurred. It is obvious that I made earnings in each quarter since I started writing articles. This can be seen by the incline in bar heights for each quarter.
Each quarter's earnings grew except for in the 4th quarter of 2019 because I still had a month's worth of earnings to collect before the new year. The low 2019 4th quarter may also be attributed to the fact that my article views are normally the lowest at this time of year.
In the example used above, ad program revenue was used by dropping that text into the values box in the pivot chart fields section. The revenue shown in the graph can be easily changed to show Amazon revenue or total revenue. This can be completed by right-clicking on the arrow to the right of sum of ad program and selecting remove field. Next, one of the other revenue variables can be dropped into the values section.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2019 Joshua Crowder
Joshua Crowder (author) from Tampa, FL on December 15, 2019:
Thanks! I think everyone should see how they have improved or set a benchmark for improvement.
Sanjay Sharma from Mandi (HP) India on December 14, 2019:
Nice idea. Thanks for sharing the information.