3 Unusual Ways to Make Money at HubPages

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Ways to Make Money at HubPages

When I joined HubPages, I felt overwhelmed by the amount of work involved in creating a hub. While I do enjoy writing, I struggled to understand the "capsules" and how to organize the text into a cohesive unit called a "hub". When I initially joined, I created my profile and then it sat idle for two months.

After encouragement to return to HubPages (return? I hadn't written one word yet!), I created my first hub. Thank-you PoshCoffeeCo and Marc Babineau for your encouragement for me to contribute to the HP community! This is my one hundredth hub and I am proud to reach this goal!

There are many ways to earn money at HubPages. While it is primarily a writing website, there are other ways to generate income on the site. I outline three ways here and tag them as "unusual" because they are unique to the website.

Learning Center

Read the Referral Trackers hub created by peoplepower73:

Referral Trackers, What are they and how are they used to earn money?

Invite New People to Join

Yes, you can make money at HubPages by referring new people to join the website!

Invite people into the supportive community at HP by sending out invitations by social media or by direct email. How does HubPages know to credit you as the referrer? Use a referral tracker, which is your unique identification code.

Your referral tracker is found by visiting My Account > Earnings > Referral Trackers. Your tracker is the "tracking token" or unique code in blue. Add the code into your URL when you send out electronic invites for new people to join the website.

For example, I can add my tracking token to the URL for the HubPages signup page, and share the link to get people to join the site. The default URL for the signup page is http://hubpages.com/user/new. Here are the steps:

1. You find your token is 2densagor9X2 (example!).

2. You add the token to the sign-in URL by inserting backslash and underscore symbols. Here is what you get: http://hubpages.com/_2densagor9X2/user/new/

3. You send the invite to anyone interested in joining or share via social media networks and forums. Twitter is a great place to reach many people when you have several followers.

If someone signs up for HubPages within 30 days of referral, you will receive 10% of their hubs impressions. No time limit on the impressions! You can make money without even writing a hub. You just need your referral tracker, which was created when you first signed up for HP.

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Share Hubs of Other Hubbers

Another unusual way to make money is by sharing hubs written by OTHER writers. While you likely already post your own hubs on other websites, you are encouraged by HubPages to also share other hubbers' works.

When you share a link to a hub that contains your referral tracker, you make money if that link gets clicked within a limited time period. You also earn money if that person continues to read other hubs within that time.

You make money without writing a hub. Wow, now this is even more incentive to share the quality hubs that you read regularly! To get your unique code:

  • Users need to scroll down to the bottom of the hub, the very bottom.
  • Click "link to this page" to obtain the referral tracker; the code is embedded within a link.
  • Copy and paste the link to share the hub.

As well, if you enjoy a hub you read, press the "Share with followers" button at the right-hand side of the hub. Hubbers who see you share are likely to return the favour with your own hubs. In turn, your own hubs will likely receive more reads and generate more income for you. Here is another unusual way to make money at HubPages!

Like to Cook?

Make money by posting recipe hubs at HubPages
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Post Recipes to Make Money

While I have not personally tried this method, there are several writers that share recipes as hubs. Recently, HubPages created Special Layout Options to add to hubs.

By adding these additional capsules, you are able to improve the success of your hub at standing out within search engine results. The capsules allow people searching for recipes that contain specific ingredients to find your hub easier.

If you love to cook and share recipes, the option of posting recipes is a great, unusual way to earn money!

The HubPages recipe-oriented capsules are:

  • Cook Time
  • Instructions
  • Ratings
  • Ingredients
  • Nutrition

Videos can now be added to hubs as well.

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Comments About Unique Ways To Make Money At HubPages 304 comments

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writingmom 2 years ago from USA

I would love to share this article but I don't see the link.


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Blond Logic 2 years ago from Brazil

Great tips. As you say, when you began it was overwhelming and this will help many newbies. It is a good reminder for those who have been around awhile too.

Thanks to Grand Ol Lady for sharing this hub.

I'll be sharing as well.


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cmoneyspinner1tf 2 years ago from Austin, Texas

#3 is where I'm hung up. I often think of sharing recipes but I don't have pictures. Without the images to capture a person's attention, the HUB would be no good, I fear. But I do #1 and #2.


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jowins 2 years ago

That was an awesome article.. :)


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quantumthots 2 years ago from THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN

Nice informative article


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ChristyWrites 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Really nice to see you, Victoria, and it's always good to check in and make sure we are on track :) Take care!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I read this five months ago! I thought I'd visit again to see what I've learned over time. I do use referral trackers, even making different ones to track specific sources. It's nice to know that I can learn things over time. LOl! :-)


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ChristyWrites 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

So glad this article is helpful for you all - and Nell that's such a compliment you came back for a re-read!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

Came back for another read, and everything you say is still very relevant, we do get a bit lazy in the way we write and not promote enough, so its something we should all read again over and over! lol!


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Interesting and very useful.

Thanks for sharing.

Eddy.


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Detailed and succinct info here. thanks Christy!


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Easy Exercise 2 years ago from United States

This is my 2014 New Year's Resolution to use the referral tracker properly. Thank you for encouraging me and reminding me I need to make this a priority. Great post! Voted up!


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electronician 2 years ago from Birmingham, England

Very informative and useful! I knew you could refer people but I did not realize you could earn by sending traffic to other people's hubs.


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Made 2 years ago from Finland

I didn't know about the linking. I'll start doing that. I have used the referral tracker a few times. I don't have many recipes, but those I have always seem to be in the top ten of my hubs. This i s a very useful hub that will help many hubbers. Thanks for sharing these tips!


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carter06 2 years ago from Cronulla NSW

That referral thing still evades me Christy but thanks for these great ideas..

Will share & tweet so others can know..Cheers


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WriterJanis 2 years ago from California

I'm new here, so this was very helpful.


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Kathryn Stratford 2 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

I have been here since January, and have never quite understood the whole referral tracker deal. I'll have to do that sometime.

Thanks for writing this useful hub, and congrats on writing so many articles!

Have a great day.

~ Kathryn


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Learn Things Web 2 years ago from California

I can't believe I never knew about the "link to this page" feature. I actually have links to other people's hubs as well. Thanks for the info.


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WiccanSage 2 years ago

Very cool, I did not know much of these things. I'm going to have to give it a try. Congrats on 100 hubs-- I am trying to reach that goal myself by the end of the year.


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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Thank you so much for all your tips on how to earn from hubpages. I'm still new at all this and now I try to add my appreciation by adding fan mail, but I have not yet figured out how that works. xxx


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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Wow, you are truly a wonderful person to share such excellent information to do with earnings. I started with hubs not even knowing that you could earn from it, and now I followed up your advise. Each day I'm earning more and more. Does it ever stop?


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia

Nice information, why I didn't know about " Referral Trackers. Thanks for sharing with us. Voted up :-)

Prasetio


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TycoonSam 2 years ago from Washington, MI

Congratulations on your 100th Hub! This one was very informative. I look forward to reading more of your work!

Voted up!


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Alphadogg16 2 years ago from Texas

I tried using the referral tracker when I first started, but was unsuccessful using it correctly. This explains exactly how it works, so I'll give it another shot.


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Hackslap 2 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Hey thanks for the tips! ..I'm a relatively new hubber and have almost reached the $50 threshold ..but I din't know sharing someone else's hubs using the referral tracker can help with earnings...voted up!


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quicksand 2 years ago

OOPS! Having read this I hit the "HubPagesFollowers" button on the right and immediately the text changed to "Shared With Followers." Sorry! I guess it would have been too early to 'share' as someone had already shared this just a while back. No sabotage intended. My apologies, :)


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DzyMsLizzy 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

Excellent information: thanks for the refresher course! I do a lot more sharing than I used to, and this article has reminded me to do more.

I share both here and on my page on FaceBook (I created a special page to feature my own Hubs as a way of promoting them, but I also share others' Hubs there as well.)

I have recently joined Pinterest, and have been also sharing via that site.

The one thing that remains to do, is to really learn how to use the "sign up and write" feature--I think HP recently made some changes there, so (as I understand from a few forum posts), it's no longer as easy or even possibly frowned upon, to post such a link at the bottom of your own hubs.... as far as e-mail; I don't know anyone else who writes, save 2, and they already have a presence here....

Voted up, interesting, useful and shared!


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Admiral_Joraxx 2 years ago from Philippines

Thanks for sharing christywrites. I know that we can refer people into the community, what I'm not aware of is about the 10% from the impressions of their hubs. Thanks again. =)


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

Great advice and something I need to go back and relearn, I tend to just take hubs for granted but of course we all need a refresher occasionally, thanks!


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Relationshipc 3 years ago from Alberta, Canada

I didn't know that sharing with the 'link to this page' earned you money like that. I thought it was simply a matter of people signing up through that link in order to earn money. Very interesting! I know this article was written a while ago, so is it still valid today or do you know?


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passionate77 3 years ago

excellent and so informative hub, really liked the ideas and ways you mentioned here, haven't tried them yet but would love to try, thanks for sharing, blessings!


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poetryman6969 3 years ago

Interesting advice. Not everything applies to everyone which makes it good if each of us takes a different byte of the apple.


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fivesenses 3 years ago from new delhi

pretty helpful tips especially for newbies like me.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Great hub! Did you ever try posting a recipe hub? I have a lot of them, and most do very well! :-)


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Schoolmom24 3 years ago from Oregon

Hi, I found this article by seeing your reply on another hub I had commented on...thank you for this great info! I just joined last week and have written two hubs so far, but am hoping to get to the point of actually making a little income so this was very helpful!

Voted up and (now with the extra info- sharing!) :)


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cmoneyspinner1tf 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

I know all these ways to make money. Only I can't do recipes. I don't have a phone like my sons' phones. So I can't upload pictures.


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epbooks 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

Glad I read this. All interesting information that I did not know! Thank you! And sharing!


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Availiasvision 3 years ago from California

I had no idea that you can get paid for referring people to Hubs from other people. You learn something new everyday. I still haven't mastered this HubPages thing, but I sure am enjoying it.


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Rusticliving 3 years ago from California

Congrats on your 100th Christy! You are so motivating and encouraging for writers like myself. Sometimes I feel I don't have what it takes, but then remember that it takes time and a lot of hard work. I think one of my favorite parts in writing hubs is doing the research and learning so much about the topic I'm writing about. Knowledge is everything! Thanks for this hub! Great info and very very encouraging! Voted up and ... yes.. shared (with my tracker#) *wink*♥


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nanderson500 3 years ago from Seattle, WA

Wow, this hub has a ton of comments! I can see why, because it has lots of useful info. Nice work! I will have to try these, although I don't think I could do the recipe one. My cooking skills are nil. Voted up and interesting.


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krbalram 3 years ago from Bangalore

christywrites,i am not using referral tracker in my hubs but by using your hub i will certainly try.Voting up and sharing.


Linda0011 3 years ago

excellent and wonderful hub !!!! thanx for u r sharing it.


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suzzycue 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Congrats on a hundred hubs and this is great advice if I can understand it. I will work at learning this. Thank you.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Everyone's always looking to make more money and you've outlined some good suggestions. Thanks for the heads up.

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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Deepak Chaturvedi 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

You hub is more informative with to do list.Thanks for your narrative make to understand style.


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bonworld 3 years ago

Thanks for the info. I'm pretty much a virgin to hubpage. I'll lose my virginity soon


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franksg384 3 years ago from Anderson, SC

Wow, this is all new news to me. I'm glad that I found this, and thanks for the info!


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

Thanks! Looks like I need to start using my Referral Tracker!


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Hideki-ryuga 3 years ago

well done! And congratulation for your 100 hub. There are good ideas here. I will try them out soon and see which one will be working for me .


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maab30 3 years ago from News And Art From The Left

Thanks for the tips I will try a few of them in the near future. 100 hundred? 84 more than me at this point.

Take care


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Glenn Stok 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

I do use referral trackers when I share someone's hub in Twitter. Every so often I find a hub someone wrote that I know will be useful for friend. I use the referral tracker whenever I send the URL of someone else's hub in an email. I do this for the same reason that you mentioned in your hub. We actually make 10% of the ad revenue for any clicks. But that does not diminish 60% that the other Hubber is getting. The 10% comes from HP.

I enjoyed reading your hub as I found it to be an excellent review of other ways to make money here. Voted up.


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devisree 3 years ago from India

Thanks for sharing this informative Hub.


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Annie Miller 3 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

Thanks so much for the information! I, too, voted Up, Useful, Awesome, and Interesting ... I will be following!


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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

Voted up - well explained ways to make additional revenue on HubPages, really appreciate your sharing this


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Rock_nj 3 years ago from New Jersey

Good ideas for making money on HubPages. Just wondering why you originally called this 5 Unusual Ways to Make Money at HubPages (per the hub name in the link above), but you decided to reduce it to 3 Unusual Ways to Make Money at HubPages? What happened to the other two?


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viveresperando 3 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

This is great information.... so glad I stumbled on it. I have been tweeting other people's hubs but not with the tracker thing... lol...


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daisydayz 3 years ago from Cardiff

Very useful hub for all hubbers, helpful to know that you can make money posting other peoples hubs, this one is going out into the world now!


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Thundermama 3 years ago from Canada

Awesome hub with useful tips. I've never ventured into writing recipe hubs, but might give it a try now. Voted up and sharing.


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onegreenparachute 3 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

Wow! I'm very glad I stumbled apon this hub. It contains an amazing amount of information for us newbies! Thank you very much!!


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sherrituck 3 years ago from Virginia

I found this hub to be helpful. Many of my hubs are Christian devotionals and my original poetry. I have been on HP for about a 5 months. I didn't join for the money, but I am enjoying feedback from other writers and the sense of community.


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twig22bend 3 years ago

Thank you so much for these valuable tips.


alexastock 3 years ago

This is great news, I need to add some recipes.


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B. Leekley 3 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Thanks, Christy, for this helpful hub. Up, Useful, Interesting, and shared with followers. Am bookmarking it for closer study. I may not be using my tracking code correctly, and I want to double check that.


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frozenink 3 years ago

Very useful! Thanks for sharing. Voted up!


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Dancilla 3 years ago from El Paso

This hub was very useful and gave me some ideas. Voted up, great hub!


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Jayson Mirasol 3 years ago from Kota Kinabalu

Awesome i didnt know about sharing other peoples hub, thanks for the info.


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lrc7815 3 years ago from Central Virginia

Christy, thank you. This hub represents what I like most about hubpages and that is that writers try to help newbies. I'm only six months in and still have so much to learn. This was great.


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moronkee 4 years ago

Thanks for the insight. I just joined HP.


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bryanbb 4 years ago from malaysia

As with many other hubbers,i didn;t know that referring is another way to earn,thanks for the tip. now i have to figure out about ebay and amazon acs. in my hub pages ac.and how to earn from that


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raincitygirl 4 years ago from Vancouver

Really interesting - as someone new to Hubpages I definitely get the confusion aspect. Will def give these a try once (if ever) my AdSense application gets approved!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank-you everyone for your support of this hub. I am pleased that many of you learn about the referral trackers - the new users are excited to join and we can support them too :)


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krbalram 4 years ago from Bangalore

First tip of using your referral link is very good .I have also tried this in my hubs.Very nice hub christywrites


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

So interesting and very useful; here I award my Up up and away and share also. Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Joseph Muendo 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Thanks . Now I know to use the trackers


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shai77 4 years ago

Wow, totally interesting and great advice. It's easy to overlook the benefits of simply referring people or sharing hubs, but you're right; totally worth it. Thanks for sharing, great job, appreciate the sage advice. VU & Useful.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

I'm a little late to this party but what matters more is that you're going strong! Again, a late congrats on your 100th hub and a congrats on your choice of topics. Well done! I am sharing because it is a hub that is useful and by sharing it might reach someone who needs this info.

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Thank you again for reminding me about the referral tracker--I really need to add one!


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wjack2010 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I didn't even know there was a referral system here. Thanks for the information.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks DDE and David! Comments such as yours keep me motivated to write here at HubPages!


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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Best of luck in writing you have done an awesome job wriitng


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David Warren 4 years ago from Nevada

CONGRATULATIONS on the one-hundred mark! Have read several of your hubs this morning, correction afternoon (I often lose sense of time while here on Hubpages). Anyway, great hubs, tips, and information. Thank you!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Glad to help Thundermama and wishing you success here at HubPages!


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Thundermama 4 years ago from Canada

Wow! 100 hubs, you are an inspiration and full of great information. First I stumbled across your hub about making money writing about chocolate and now this one. Great info!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks Lupita and wishing you HubPages success!


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LupitaRonquillo 4 years ago from Colorado

Very verrry useful hub! Thanks :D


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thank-you homesweethomebiz and glad you enjoy the hub!


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homesweethomebiz 4 years ago from Columbus, Ga

Excellent information! Thank you!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

What great responses from you all! So pleased that the advice in this hub will help each of you in your HubPages journeys. Thank-you for the wonderful comments.


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FSlovenec 4 years ago from San Francisco, CA

Thank you for the insight into making more out of HubPages...I will be using your advice.


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homesweethomebiz 4 years ago from Columbus, Ga

This was helpful information. Thanks so much.


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Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Great advice and we can always learn something new as you have shown in the excellent article. Congratulations!


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2patricias 4 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

Read this because I could not sleep. What a great hub and so glad I found it.

I am very interested in Recipe Hubs, and will come back to try to better understand your advice.

http://hubpages.com/community/5-unusual-ways-to-ma... The information on linking hubs is brilliant - so I am sharing this.


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Paul Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

Hi Christy!

Thanks for your tips and congrats on reaching 100 hubs. I haven't used the referral tracker but I will start doing it now. Voted up and sharing.


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point2make 4 years ago

Congratulations on reaching such an impressive milestone. Good for you. Thanks for the "tips" as well. I'm afraid that I am one of those that has not used,and really did not understand, referral trackers. Your hub has helped and I will investigate further. Thanks again.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Christy,

I have been here much longer than you and just tumbled on to using the referral tracker when sharing hubs. You have offered people (old & new) some valuable information here. Thanks! Up votes and sharing! :)


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

So glad to help you flash! Enjoy your weekend :)


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

I so glad I stop by and read this hub because now I know that you can make money by sharing other peoples hubs. I will return to this useful hub again. Vote up and sharing!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Hey Kimberlie, thanks for the great feedback! Wishing you much success here.


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kimberlie33 4 years ago from Brooklyn, NY

Great tips! Thank you so much! Its amazing all of the ways you can make money on this site.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks everyone for the great feedback! I am pleased that you all have learned new information from the read and wishing you success here at HP.


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Relationshipc 4 years ago from Alberta, Canada

Never noticed the 'link to this page' before. Thanks for sharing that.


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manthy 4 years ago from Alabama,USA

voted up & useful & you gained a fan in me.

Keep up the good work, I really appreciate the good advice


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GDRshop 4 years ago

wow , nice tips. Thanks for sharing this monetization techniques


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prospectboy 4 years ago from Texas

This is definitely an informative and useful hub. I definitely didn't know about the second option you mentioned. That's a pretty good way to earn without having to write anything. I voted this one up, plus useful, and shared. Great job, and thanks for the information.


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wilderness 4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

Congrats on the 100 hubs as well, although I'm sure you have that milestone in the dust by this time.

I'm not a chef and have very few recipes (although I've written a couple of them) and I don't use referral trackers a lot. Nevertheless I've earned some from both and your advice is sound. Well done.


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Thanks Christy, for the tips...so important! Will set up my referral tracker properly. A very useful write for those who share hubs! Sharing.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Glad to help you Steph!


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StephSev108 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Thank you! I didn't know there was a referral tracker. LOL! Voted up!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks everyone for the awesome comments and votes! Love reading how the advice helps you and that many of you now know how to use the referral tracker. Let's make the most of our HP time!


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j-matlock 4 years ago from Somewhere.

Wow. I think I'm a little late to the party.

Great hub! I had no idea that you could get income by linking to someone elses hub. I bet you're getting lots of links and shares with this hub!

Thanks, voted up, and useful!


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Thanks, ChristyWrites. What an awesome share. Your Hubs are always so helpful for...well, Hubbing. Thanks!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Thanks for sharing this useful information.

Voted up, useful and interesting.


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Hunbbel Meer 4 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

Great Hub!

I really didn't know some of the methods mentioned above. You have a keen eye, I must say! :)


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I have just figured out the referral tracker thing--wow --I am hoping that it makes a difference!


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

i don't usually read hubs about how to make money at the hub because that's not my goal, but - i am very impressed with both your knowledge and the clear and uncomplicated way you share it! Congratulations on 100 hubs! Very impressive considering your slow start(which i totally empathize with..lol).

Here's to 100 more!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

Thanks for sharing your advice on making money on HubPages. I often forget to refer people and I need to remember to do that more. Great hub and voted up!


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

I thought I had already commented on this hub but I do not see the comment.....so either this is my first comment or a duplicate one and I apologize in advance for that. Awesome hub with some great suggestions to follow....HubPages is awesome but earning a little extra cash only makes it better. Voted up and across the board...job well ....keep up the outstanding useful work.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Absolutely James, glad to share!


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

It is kind of you to share these excellent ideas with us. I think we all could use a bit more revenue. Well done!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks everyone and sounds like you all learned from reading this hub! Glad to share and hear feedback like this!


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writingfrosh 4 years ago from Philippines

Hi christywrites! great tips you have here, thanks for sharing. I do like to cook, I should be doing as you have said. Thanks!


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nenytridiana 4 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

Great experiences! Thank you for sharing. Vote up.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Phew...This is too much like deep sea diving. Wow.. so this is where they all came, how did I miss this little gem? ... better late than never. Seriously, just awesome.

Thank you for this very useful information, of course I'm sharing.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Glad to hear it @maheshtcr1, and thanks for the comment as well.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

Thanks everyone for the feedback! Great that you will be taking these ideas and using them.

Curiad, you are quite right about the bio section for the new format at HP. I will revise the hub today to reflect the changes.


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mperrottet 4 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

Helpful hub, Christy - and congratulations on 100 hubs. I didn't realize that you made money by sharing hubs on social media - pretty cool. Voted up, useful and interesting!


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goosegreen 4 years ago

A good hub. It's important that newbies no the basics and more experienced hubbers don't forget.


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

Hi Christy, correct me if I am wrong but HP did away with the referral program and the new profile page does not allow links in the Bio.


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mismazda 4 years ago from a southern georgia peach

Even more great tips that I did not know about..umm I will be using these tips...Great hub...voted up and useful and Im sharing...:)


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I saw this pop up and I thought I would visit again. I like the first two; not sure if I'll ever do a serious recipe.....I kind of think it would be a disaster!

Again, great suggestions!


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nanderson500 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

Great hub, I never even noticed the "link to this page" thing until I read this.


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naeemebrahimjee 4 years ago from London

What a superb hub!

Can I just add, that i'm just discovering the wonders of creating Photo Hubs. This i feel also helps if you can't think of much to write about. You can get away with a fairly small word count (maybe 500) if your focus of the hub is to look at a set of photos. Only problem is you have to go out and take the photos!

But for photographers like me this is easy and awesome!


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Gamerelated 4 years ago from California

Great work ChristyWrites, I love these types of Hubs that teach people how to make more money. I'm going to share this Hub right now using my referral token. Also, I would like to say congratulations on writing over 100 Hubs.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@kellyteam & @movielardatadare, glad you both learned form the tips here! The referral tracker is a great way to earn from sharing hubs and bringing new hubbers on board. I use both!


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movielardatadare 4 years ago from Texas

Great hub, Christy! Guess I'm going to need to write a response article to this one because I'm going to have to implement your great tips. The referral tracker one is really neat.


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kellyteam 4 years ago from Michigan

Congratulations on your 100th hub. This hub has good tips. Thanks.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@vespawoolf, awesome! Glad that method worked for you!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

Christy, I finally did it! I wouldn't have been able to figure it out without your help. Thanks so much!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@petertebin, glad to help you learn about the referral process.

@vespawoolf, You need to include your referral tracker in the link on your profile page as well. I explain in the hub how to create the link; I have mine in my profile page and it opens to the HP sign-up page I believe. If you want an easy way to mimic my link, copy the link from my profile onto a word document and then adjust the link for your own user name and referral tracker. We each have a unique tracker number so this is how HP determines you get credit for the new sign-up.


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

Christy, I have a question about referral trackers. On my profile page I provide the link to sign up with HubPages. If someone joins through my profile page, does HubPages know I referred them? If so, is the tracking token only necessary when sending referrals out on email or social networks? Thanks in advance for your help.


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petertebin 4 years ago from Maryland

Great Hub! Gives me a new insight to the sight about sharing hubs and referring people to the site!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Bill, thanks for visiting this hub. I am so grateful for all of the comments, reads, and friendships with writers such as yourself xx


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I don't know if I've ever visited a hub with this many comments....remarkable and you deserve them all.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Audrey and @vespawoolf, I really am pleased you both find this hub so useful! Thanks for the shares and hope you both have a great day!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Another great reason for sharing hubs! Congrats! Ans sharing!!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

This is the best explanation of referral trackers that I've read. Now I think I can manage it...thanks so much! I plan on looking into this immediately. Voted up and shared.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Nikki, glad to help you with this information!

@RetailRich, Excellent! Let's get writing and sharing :)


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nikkiraeink 4 years ago from So. Cal.

Awesome! I've used the referral link but never thought I could still get paid for using another hubbers hub. I love it!


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RetailRich 4 years ago

Excellent! Even I can understand what to do. Thanks for making things simple!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@beccabit, glad find the hub useful in your efforts here at HubPages!


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beccabit 4 years ago from Utah

Great advice!! Thank you


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@maheshpatwal, I hope you find the ideas here useful. Thanks for the comment and read.

@Expressionista, Thank-you! I like that you are excited to learn and hope your journey here is a great one!


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maheshpatwal 4 years ago from MUMBAI

Some very simple yet very effective ways of making money from others hubpages and making the hubpages & the community to grow..


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Expressionista 4 years ago from Iowa

So my feet are wet and there is so much to learn! This hub and all of the associated comments are so helpful to us newbies. Thanks for composing such an insightful perspective on HP and congrats on 100 HUBS!!!


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talfonso 4 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

OK, sharing Hubs isn't really an unusual way to make money on HubPages (been doing that for a long while), but it's pretty useful. I don't write much Hubs here (because a huge majority of it is completely evergreen content), but this is advice to take.


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That Grrl 4 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

I don't see the share this link here at all. I see those for Twitter and Pinterest but not one which seems to add a referral link for me.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@How-to-crafts, thank for the thoughtful response. HubPages does offer many tools for making money and I want us to be effective in using them. Nice of you to vote up and share! Feel free to connect on Twitter too; I am @christybis.

@Collisa, Glad this hub helps you!

@Denmarkguy, I just wrote a hub that goes more in depth about sharing hubs here on HP as well. I'm pleased that you enjoy the hub and appreciate the bookmark too.


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How-to-crafts 4 years ago from Ireland

There are some good ways to make money writing online here with HubPages. You have highlighted them all in this excellent hub.

A great resource for new writers

Shared on Twitter and voted op


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Collisa 4 years ago from California

Thanks for the helpful information!


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Denmarkguy 4 years ago from Port Townsend

A good reference, well worth keeping around (so I bookmarked it!) as a reminder. Even though I've been here for a while, I did NOT know you could earn from sharing other people's hubs.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@NateB11, thank-you for the compliments on the hub. The pie chart is an option for the poll; when you create one you can show the results as either a bar chart or a pie chart. Give it a try and let me know.


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NateB11 4 years ago from California, United States of America

Well organized and useful Hub, excellent as a reference and also very well-written. I also love that pie chart that appears after you vote in the poll: Is that automatically part of the poll or do you have to add it?


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Rocklin, Yes HubPages offers us the choices if we use them right. I wish you success with these 3 ways to earn money.

@Highvoltagewriter, thank-you. I am glad you find the information useful for you.

@namishika, And thank-YOU for taking time to read and comment.

@pstraubie48, Reading is a great way to learn new information and the hubs here are no exception. Best of luck to you!

@LPogue, I am pleased by the positive feedback from hubbers such as you! Thanks for commenting and glad you are able to use the information here.


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Rocklin 4 years ago from Lublin, Poland

Good hub. Many ways to earn extra income.

Thanks for sharing...


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Highvoltagewriter 4 years ago from Savannah GA.

Great stuff here...voted up!


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

So glad you shared this information. I learn new things often as I read and many times reread articles about how HubPages works. The more insight I have from fellow hubbers like you the better equipped I am to navigate through and hopefully come out knowing how to proceed. Thank you.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@amg0216, welcome to HubPages. Keep motivated and you will get there :)


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LPogue 4 years ago from Missouri

Wow! Congrats on 100 hubs, but also congrats on so many, many comments! I learned some important information reading this hub. Thanks!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@ConvservativeLady, Awe I am glad you are leaving this hub with such a positive attitude :)

@forlanda, I am glad the instructions are clear; the process is straight-forward and a great way to earn extra income.

@sen.sush23, What a wonderful comment. I really appreciate the kind words and thank you as well.

@Tina, Glad to hear that you learned more about the referral tracker. I'm pleased for the new connection too!

@Mekenzie, Glad to help others, especially a kind friend such as you.

@ahmed.b, I like that, thanks.

@sholland10, Good luck on Twitter and see you there :)

@barbergirl28, yes sharing can help supplement the income. I hope you have a great summer with your family!


amg0216 4 years ago

Great advice and congrats on your 100th Hub, it's a great one with some excellent tips! I'm just strating out and hope to be where you are soon! All my very best to you!


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Conservative Lady 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

This is a fabulous Hub - Congrats on your 100th! I can't wait to get all my friends to register for HubPages thanks to your tips.


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forlanda 4 years ago from US of A

I've read similar information on other hub postings; however, I like the way you've put it all together here. The instruction you provided on how to setup a referral link is probably one of the easiest one to follow.

Thanks!

Marked as useful.


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sen.sush23 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

Christy, you chose a subject that is evergreen. It has been written about numerous times, but you succeeded in maintaining a component of interest by adding something different- particularly about the quite new recipe capsules. Nice work. Voted up and shared.


Tina Truelove 4 years ago

Thank you for the information. I knew about the referral tracker but I didn't know you could earn revenue by sharing articles from other Hubpage writers. Good to know. I just shared this article with a link, with the referral tracker, on my personal blog. I look forward to reading more of your work.


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan

Hi Christy, I congratulate you on your 100th hub. You taught me more about making money on hubpages. I was not aware of some of the ways.

Thanks for helping hubbers. Voted Up and Useful!

Mekenzie


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ahmed.b 4 years ago from Sweden

While others have said too much I think I am just left with to say "Wow and Thank you very much" for such nice information and ideas.


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Great tips! I need to try the Twitter posting to gain referrals. :-)

Votes and shared!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I had to come over here because I wanted to know the "unusual" ways to make money! This is great and I am happy to say that I already do this, but I wasn't really sure the exact details on how this made me money. Funny though, I have been very busy with the summer and kids home and I can really tell the difference in the income generated. One reason, I haven't been sharing as much as I normally do! Great hub!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@onlinecashdigest, great work! That is a good way to get links and views that help earn you extra money.


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onlinecashdigest 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Good advice on promoting hubs of others. I also do promote the hubs of other writers from my WordPress blog. Using a tracker, I have found out that I have close to 1,000 page views coming from my WordPress blog going to Hubpages.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@thecrazzykylex, That is too bad that you can't get PayPal. Here in Canada we don't get the Amazon stuff. Well, there are limits but luckily so many other ways at HP to earn money. Every little bit counts.


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thecrazzykylex 4 years ago from Incredible India!

There's no way I can use referral tracker as it requires Paypal to sign up for this program which in turn requires Pan card to register. I wish Adsense and Amazon prove enough to survive my journey.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@nmdoners, welcome to the community! I am pleased you find this hub helpful. I also have a hub about reading comments of other hubbers that you may find useful. Have a great weekend.

@joaniebaby, There is a lot to know, and I am happy to share the parts I am familiar with. We are always learning here, aren't we!

@Penelopesweet, awesome! I'm pleased that you felt inspired to write further after reading this hub. Best of luck with your hubs!


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Tony Wilkerson 4 years ago from Evans, Georgia

Thanks, Christy for the good information. It is very helpful to a new "hubber" like me. Very encouraging.


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nmdonders 4 years ago

Great hub. Didn't know about all that with the referral tracker. Thanks for the info.


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joaniebaby 4 years ago

Voted up, useful and interesting. Just like all the other comments, I have to say "Wow." So much good information in one small Hub. Thank you so much for the great ideas. It seems every day I read a Hub that helps me immensely. Maybe someday I will "know it all!" But doubt that.


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Penelopesweet 4 years ago

Reading this just gave me a killer idea. I do movie reviews because that's what I know but I was thinking maybe do recipes inspired by certain movies as well. Like the boondock saints for instance in about two Irish brothers and I have this kicken recipe for Irish stew my grandma taught me... anyhow im rambling but inspired thank you.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@writerjj, I am smiling as I realize my hub has helped you :)

@Keeley, Awesome and I just read your pizza hub - it's a good one!

@KrazyKaty, Welcome to HubPages and glad you learned from this hub.

@Jamesrk, I am pleased you find the hub useful. Thanks for stopping by.

@Trish, Now you will be able to earn from those referrals. Start today and I wish you much success here at HP.


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writerjj 4 years ago

nice hub. didn't know that I could share the work of other hubbers :)


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Keeley Shea 4 years ago from Norwich, CT

Really great advice! Excellent article! I didn't realize I could share other's hubs and love recipe articles!


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KrazyKaty 4 years ago from College Station, TX

The hubs about hubs are genius, especially for us new comers! Thanks for the good info!


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jamesrk 4 years ago from Salem, Oregon

Kudos, Christy. Thanks for sharing your tips with us. Its always great to come across a Hub that is as informative as you made this one.


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Hi :)

Very useful!

I share a lot of hubs on Twitter, but had never added my referral code! : (


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@glorgeousmom, I am pleased to be able to help others; giving is such an important part of life. Nice to see you!


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glorgeousmom 4 years ago from Philippines

Wow, thanks for laying down these very valuable information which can truly help a lot of hubbers like me. Voted up!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@mrquice, welcome to HubPages! I am pleased you are learning from my hub :)


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mrqice 4 years ago

Very useful. I'll definitely use my trackers here in Hubpages. I'm just starting out and reading all these blogs gives me a lot of insight on what to do.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@boundarybathrooms, Ensure that you do add the referral tracker in when you share hubs in order to get those extra financial bonuses. Glad you find this hub helpful!

@oceansider, Thanks! I was determined to get there. You will as well, all good things do come with time. I appreciate the votes and comment.

@dghbrh, Hehe thanks for the shares of this hub and glad you find it useful for you :)

@harinarayan, Nice of you to stop by to read and vote too, you keep up the smiles as well :)

@geraldhakks, Variety is here at the website! I am happy to share my findings and the nice feedback is great to have too.

@Thelma, Best of luck to you here and I hope this hub helps you achieve even more success.


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boundarybathrooms 4 years ago from Colne, Lancashire, UK

Thanks for the tips!

I didn't know until now that sharing hubs gave you a referral tracker, I thought that was just if a person signed up through you.


oceansider 4 years ago

Christy, thanks for this great article on unusual ways to make money on H.P.....and congratulations on writing 100 hubs!....I have been here two months now & have only had time to write 14 so far....

I have voted this up and interesting and useful too.


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dghbrh 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

many Congratulations on 100th hubs Christywrites......very useful and voted up and clickd as many buttons as i could ....:-)

..sure gonna share....


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harinarayan 4 years ago from Kerala, India

Congrats dear. Very informative. Thanks for sharing ur findings. keep smiling. voted up and useful


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geraldhakks 4 years ago

Now this makes Hubpages more interesting to use. Thanks for these great tips. I wouldn't have known them without this hub.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Congratulations on your 100 hubs. This is a very useful article. I have not use refferal tracker or google account, yet. I´m still concentrating on writing. Still, I need a lot of useful information about making money here in HP. I´ll do it next month. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful;-)


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Lohrainne, I'm so glad you found this hub. I hope you get referrals and have much success here!

@zanaworld, Great comment and I am pleased you like the hub.

@Jlava73, Perhaps with time you will be able to explore all of the possibilities of HubPages. Thanks for the comment.

@unknownspy, Glad to share! Thanks for stopping by to read.

@Swetankraj, I don't think you can change the URL once your hub is created. Thanks for the support and comment.

@urmilashukla23, Your kindness is great to receive :)

@Jen, Glad to share these opportunities and the feedback is wonderful. Thanks to YOU as well for stopping by to read and comment.

@DreamerMeg, Excellent!

@samsons1, Thank-you, I am excited for the next 100 :) Nice to connect with you.

@whittwrites, Best of luck to you at HubPages, keep writing!

@Jasontoheal, I am happy to share what I have learned here. Take care.

@Michael, Yes the hub layout has changed now. I am still learning the ins and outs; when the format is finalized by HubPages I will be able to provide updates. For now, the share button is on the right-hand side of the hubs, below the Twitter and Facebook buttons.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@ashish04joshi, Not that you have 5 hubs you should be able to apply for Ad Sense. Under your "account", click "earnings". The application is there for you. Good luck to you at HP!

@mandarmk9, Much appreciated.

@Jean, I do try to point out new information rather than rehashing content. I am glad you enjoy the hub, thank-you.

@SiameseRobot, I appreciate that.

@kennynext, Quality of content is key! Thanks Kenny.


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Lohrainne Janell 4 years ago from Fairfield, IA

Great info here. I had put in a referral tracker for joining Hubpages, but I don't think I did it correctly. I just corrected it, thanks to your information. There is a lot to learn on Hubpages, but it seems to be worth it. Voted up and useful!


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zanaworld 4 years ago from Bangalore

wow! what a hub... lot of useful information and very practical. Love the hub and marking it up.


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Jlava73 4 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

Hi Christy,

So far I have really just focused on writing and sharing. I have not spent a lot of time or effort on the referral and honestly I probably won't post recipes as I do not have many originals. Thanks for the reminder that there are more ways to earn than the traditional.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Wow, this is one useful hub! I didnt know about these earnings on referrals.. thank you so much!


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Swetankraj 4 years ago from India

First of all congrats for completing 100 hubs! Yeah i really loved the 3 unusual ways! But why is your link showing "5 unusual ways". Just add 2 more ways but don't think of changing url it may affect your rankings!


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

Congratulations on your 100th Hub. Very impressive. Keep it up. Voted up and shared.


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jentaylorsc 4 years ago

This is very helpful as I am still fairly new to writing on HubPages. It gives me some good ideas on different ways I can earn from HubPages besides of course my Hubs. Thanks!


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DreamerMeg 4 years ago from Northern Ireland

Wow! Thanks for this information. I am going to bookmark this hub right away!


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samsons1 4 years ago from Tennessee

now you've got my interest. Make money! That's all it takes. I always knew Referral Tracker was there, I just never pursued it. Voted up and useful. Thanks for the insight and congrats on your 100th hub...


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whittwrites 4 years ago from the Philly area

100 Hubs, congrats. Thanks for such great advice.


jasontoheal 4 years ago

cool thanks for sharing


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MichaelOlsen 4 years ago from Michigan

Good job on reaching 100 hubs! And thanks for the advice here, I am going to implement these strategies immediately! One question though- I can't seem to find a "Share" button on any hubs that I read? Did the Hub layout change recently?


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ashish04joshi 4 years ago from India

100 hubs???? congratulations...

I'm just at 5...no ad sense approval yet...no idea what to do.

this was very useful though!


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mandarmk9 4 years ago from Ratlam, India

Thanks for the info, and congrats for your 100th hub.

The article was very useful.......


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Jean Rogers 4 years ago

I enjoyed reading this article because you came from a different angle when it comes to earning money here on HubPages. Very interesting. Congrats on your 100th article!


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SiameseRobot 4 years ago from Boise, ID

Thanks so much for the info and thanks


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kennynext 4 years ago from Everywhere

Earning money is why most try HubPages, with the more and better you write, earnings should continue to rise.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@T4an, Glad to hear you will using these tips! I like being able to help others. Best of luck to you :)

@Remaniki, Excellent! I am now following you and will cheer you on with your future hubs.

@Beachlife, Thank-you very much.

@John, To clarify, yes I did mean "referral impressions" - the impressions of the articles that are read using your referral link. You get 10% of these. I hope this helps to clarify.

@Jane, Hello my friend! Yes HubPages has many earnings opportunities. Thanks for the congrats, I am glad I made my goal :)

@Herndrika, I am glad you learned from the hub. Glad to hear!

@p10kabhijita, Keep sharing and reading. Thank-you.

@anuch60, it is well worth taking time to research the website in order to maximize your earnings on your hard work. I am pleased you enjoy the hub.

@editorsupremo, your name is great! Awesome about the recipe hubs, best of luck with your future hubs.


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T4an 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

This is a great hub! Thank you so much for sharing. I will definitely be using your ideas.


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi Christy,

Great hub. Extremely useful to every hubber who wants to make an extra income. Congratulations on your hundredth hub. Wonderful!! Good luck. I feel inspired to make more hubs now. Thanks.

Cheers

Rema


Beachlife 4 years ago

congrats on number 100, thanks for sharing such useful information


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johnsmitht 4 years ago

These are great additional methods on how to earn with HubPages. One question though: What did you mean when you mentioned "You can earn 10% of your referrals impressions?"

Did you happen to mean referral earnings or referral impressions aka page views?


Jane Carroll 4 years ago

100 hubs...that's great! It's good to know that there are so many ways that it pays to Hub! Thanks for sharing them with us.


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Hendrika 4 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

Thanks for the info. I did not know about the trackers and I will start using them now.


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p10kabhijita 4 years ago from India

This is great to know. I was always wondering, why Hubpages has not incentivized sharing of other Hubs. People work on incentives and rewards according to popular economic theory. I will now gladly share good, useful articles written by others. Thanks a lot :)


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anuch60 4 years ago from Vasai East

Your hub has been an eye opener. I joined Hubpages 3 years ago, but have started giving it a lot of attention only recently. your hub will certainly help.


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editorsupremo 4 years ago from London, England

Good hub and congrats on reaching 100 hubs! I shall definitely be using your tip about recipes, as I love to cook and bake would like to share recipes of my caribbean cuisine!

Voted up and shared.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@DRG, Glad to hear you find this hub useful. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment.


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DRG Da Real Grinc 4 years ago from All over the USA

Nice. I finally got a tip I never thought of or learned about.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@whittwrites, thank-you so much. I just read some of your poetry and also like your work. Your words help encourage me to keep writing and sharing.

@nakmeister, it feels great to have met my 100 hub goal. Glad you have learned more about the site and best of luck with your writing.

@Brit, Be patient and with time you will see both your followers and earnings grow. Welcome to HP!

@Posh, Awe how sweet of you to stop by and comment. I appreciate it, given how buy you are. Take care my friend and I wish you so much success with your hubs too.


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whittwrites 4 years ago from the Philly area

I love HUBs like yours they teach me something new I didn't know. Please keep up the great work


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nakmeister 4 years ago from Lancaster, UK

Congratulations on getting to 100 hubs. I, like most people have learned something from this hub, thank you.


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BritInTexas 4 years ago from San Antonio, Texas

Glad I came across this! I'm relatively new to Hub, and was starting to feel a bit perturbed about my lack of earnings. Hopefully I can implement your advice, and start seeing an increase in revenue! Good job, very informative.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Christy,

100 hubs down, well done girl. I am so proud of your achievement. Thanks for the e-mail and the mention in this hub. Nice article for your 100th and is a great reminder to all who participate just how versatile working at HP is. Good luck for the next 100.

All my votes go to you.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@MrMaranatha, thanks for the tip regarding the referral tracker and Facebook. I personally do not share the tracker on FB but others may do so. Your help is great!

@Kalmiya, Best of luck with the recipe contest! Let me know when you post your hub and I will help support. Thanks for your nice comment.

@tgoldberg, I'm happy to share what I have learned here. I appreciate the kindness.

@CassyLu, Now you will have a little bonus for sharing those hubs :) Thanks for the votes, share, and smiles too!

@Cathleena, Awesome comment! Thanks for helping keep me motivated to continue contributing here. Keep up your great writing as well! Your information about the recipe hubs is useful for me too.

@DanaTeresa, Making the most of the opportunities here is important. Are you sharing your hubs on social media sites? That does help create more hub traffic. I will stop by your hubs shortly!

@anusujith, Thank-you!

@Trinity, Nice to see you. Thanks for the vote and comment. Best of luck to you here at HP :)


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Vinaya, I agree that "HubPages rocks" and I add in an exclamation point :)

@Rajan Jolly, You have such a good grasp on hubs and I am happy for all of your success! Thank-you for your wonderful comments, they are so thoughtful. Thanks too for the votes and shares.

@naimishika, Glad you find this hub to be useful for you. Best of luck.

@prasonline, Thank-you! I appreciate the votes too.

@Eric, There are lots of opportunities here at HP and I'm glad you are learning. Great positive comment, thanks!


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MrMaranatha 4 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

Warning: Heads up!!! If you make that link and try to share it on Facebook... Warning.. warning...

Facebook will automatically EDIT YOUR TRACKER OUT of the link it posts!!! So then you will have advertised to your best writing friends and not received a thing for it.

To combat this: Click the little X that deletes the thumbnail type link that facebook tries to add.. and just leave the link you typed as the only was of accessing Hubpages...


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Kalmiya 4 years ago from North America

You are an inspiration; my goal is to get to 100 hubs! Thanks for your tips and I'm trying the recipe hub contest this month too. Best continued success.


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tgoldberg 4 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

Congratulations Christy! Awesome and inspiring story. I also did not know about the tracker option. Thanks for teaching me something new. Great motivational hub.


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CassyLu1981 4 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

Very cool tips :) I didn't know I could make money off of sharing other peoples hubs. I do this quite often :) Great hub. Voted up and useful and shared :)


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Cathleena Beams 4 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

Wow - Great job, Christy. You have published 101 hubs in 8 months. That is awesome. This is another excellent one. I have done a few recipe ones. I find them a little more difficult to do than the regular hubs, but they generally don't take as much time to create. My experience with them is that I don't usually have the nutritional information so I have to leave that capsule out of mine. Fantastic job as usual for you! Keep them coming!!!


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

These are great tips. I make next to no money on hubpages (10 cents a day). I am here more to get some writng experience as a new writer. Making a little money is always a nice bonus. Thanks!


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anusujith 4 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

Well written hub. Shared it...


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Trinity M 4 years ago

Great hub, thanks for the advice and congratulations on your 100th hub. Voted up, etc... :)


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

There are many ways to make money on hubpages that's why hubpages rocks.

happy Hubbing!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Hi Christy. Congrats on your 100 th hub. This is a very useful hub for all of us as all of us need traffic. While we are also reading good hubs it makes sense to achieve this by sharing good hubs so that others can share our good hubs as well.

I like the idea of including referral trackers while sharing. Apart from increasing traffic, one has a chance to earn from the referral too.

Wonderful tips. Voted up, useful and interesting. Shared too.


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prasonline 4 years ago from Sri lanka

Congratulations on your 100 hub and great information and tips. Voting this Up and Useful


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Eric Calderwood 4 years ago from USA

Thank you, Christy! I am going to be doing some regular inviting and sharing after reading this hub. HubPages really is unique to other online writing sites. I enjoy my time here more and more. Congratulations on publishing your 100th Hub!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@sgbrown, Why thank-you! Your kindness here is so nice.

@Angelo, Thanks! I am pleased you are already making the most of the referral trackers.

@Mary, Pinterest is a great way to get views. I use it as well. I'm glad I was able to point out the steps for inserting the referral trackers. Best of luck to you here at HP.

@cclitgirl, Awesome and I appreciate the share about asking questions too.

@justateacher, I'm glad you find this hub useful for you!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Kelley, Questions are a great way to earn too and improve the hub score. Thanks for your comment and vote!

@Express, I'm glad you learned new information reading this hub.

@Millionaire, I appreciate the congrats and great comment. I am pleased to reach the goal!

@Tammy, Good for you for writing a recipe hub. Glad you could identify with my early experiences :)

@Angela, Thanks!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Angela, no worries hon! I deleted the other comment. You are a busy gal :)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Great information! Congratulations on your 100th hub! Voted up, useful and interesting! Have a great day! :)


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Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

Great hub and congrats on reaching the magic hundred mark. I use the referral tracker when I post someone else's article to my social sites outside of Facebook.


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

I so meant that last comment for another hub! I had open two windows.. Don't I sound silly?


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

This is a very informative Hub. Congrats, BTW on your 100th. Hub. I read a lot of advice on referral trackers, but no one give a detailed explanation on how to do insert the tracker code into your profile page. I just quit trying! I use Pinerest to get more views; I like them.


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Congrats on your 100 hubs. That's a milestone for sure! I love the other tips and tricks you've put in here. I remember one more way to make money on HP without a hub: asking questions. That's new, though. In any case, great information and tips. I will have to share!


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

Great information. I was not aware of all of this!


kelleyward 4 years ago

There are so many ways to earn money here. I also write questions to earn money and learn

unusual facts. Voted up! Take care, Kelley


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Express10 4 years ago from East Coast

This is a useful hub, I didn't know that sharing recipes and hubs of other hubbers could increase your earnings.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Congratulations on 100 hubs, Christy, that is quite the achievement. And it is evident that you have spent your time here learning about how to use the site to its fullest advantage. These are great tips that will help every hubber get off to a great start.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Great hub Christy. This should help lots of new people. When I first started I was overwhelmed too. I had no idea what SEO even meant. I just wrote my first recipe hub. They are so much more detailed and time consuming than I would have imagined. Thanks for writing this.


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

How did you learn all this? Amazing I had no idea! You rock! :)


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Bill, I'm glad to provide information that I have learned over the past months. Happy you found me, please let me know if you don't get future notifications and we will see if it is a glitch somewhere.

@lovedoctor, Awe, thanks back!

@WDCurry, Wow a centurion. It does sound so official. I wonder if the hubs use these features as they do not require HTML coding and are easily accessible for us? Thanks for your viewpoint.

@Alocsin, Thank-you and nice to see you today. The vote up is appreciated!

@Docmo, Thanks for the positive comment, support and vote! Enjoy your day.

@Keith, Thanks my friend. I appreciate your support and kindness. Glad you learned a tip or two here too!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@PhillyDreamer, great to hear this hub is useful for you.

@Jools, Thanks! I am told I hit the "100" mark with a bang! :)

@Jaspals, What a nice comment, thank-you.

@traslochimiliano, Thanks, I am excited for reaching my goal. Happy to share the tips with you.

@moiz17, There is a lot to learn here. Thanks for the follow and great comment too.

@Bobbi, I can tell by your hubs how much you love to write. I'm glad to be connected!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@Teaches, thank-you for your continued support. I think it is good to help the community and I am glad people find the hub useful.

@Victoria Lynn, thanks for your compliments and for stopping by to read!

@Phil, You are the writer of the group. Stand proud!

@Suzette, Thanks for the congrats and I am honoured that you will bookmark the hub too. Glad to share what I have learned here at HubPages.

@Sunshine, Thanks hon!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I'm sorry Christy; I'm not getting notified when you write...I apologize. Great hub; I didn't know you could make money inviting people to HubPages???? Thanks for the tip!


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

Congratulations Christy! This is very useful information. Thank you.


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

Everyone's experience is differernt. As a graphic artist, I find the old iron curtain graphics capsules to be underdeveloped (good visual programs use tools for text editing or placing photos, etc). I often wonder why so many publising sites don't use the good stuff.

Oh well, one thing is not diminished at all. The exceptional quality of most of the writers who are enjoying the gig! You are a centurian.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Good advice here, especially about the tracking codes, which is a big mystery to many hubbers. Voting this Up and Useful.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Congrats on the 100th hub- useful, informative and interesting as always . A great way to share insights and help fellow hubbers. Voted up and shared of course!


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

I have shared hubs by other hubbers; however, I did not know you can refer other people onto the site and make money. I'm gonna start doing that now. I do also have quite a few recipes I wish to share. Thank you for this great information, Christi! This will definitely be put to great use. Congrats on 100 hubs!

-KD


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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

I'll be sure to put this info to good use.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Christy, Happy 100th Hub! And what great hub to celebrate it with :o), very useful info for anyone on hubpages to follow.

Voted up and shared.


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Jaspals 4 years ago from India / Australia

Congratulations on 100 hubs Christy. You have written excellent hub.


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traslochimilano 4 years ago from USA

First of all congrats to you for published 100 hubs. This 100th hub is awesome and provide the great tips for earning money here. Votes UP


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moiz17 4 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

Haha, I have been on Hubpages for the past few months and I didn't even know that we can earn through referrals. Thanks, you laid it out pretty clearly!


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Christy,

Congrats on reaching an important goal. And for sharing this information with us.

None of my friends like to write nor, does anyone in my family, but me. I am the lonely odd one---and I love it.

Thanks,

Your Hub friend,

Bobbi


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teaches12345 4 years ago

All great suggestions for taking advantage of what hubpages has to offer. Good write up on this topic.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Congrats on your 100th hub! You're a quality writer! All great tips here. I need to use those referral trackers to share others' hubs. Great hub here!


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Phil Plasma 4 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

I haven't been too successful in getting others to hub, it seems I am the only writer among my peers.


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Really nice article. Very interesting and informative. I will bookmark this. Some of this I knew, but I learned some new things too. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge in this area. And, Congrats on 100 hubs! That is quite a milestone.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@jelevan, Yes there are ways to earn money here at HubPages, other than writing. Best of luck to you!

@Marc, Thank-you! I really value your comments. I'm glad you learned from this and hope you get even more income now!

@RandomCreative, thanks it was exciting to get the 100 hub email from HP shortly after I published the hub! Thanks for stopping by to read.

@hhelen, Great comment, thanks! I am excited for #100 and plan to keep contributing. I'm glad you enjoy the hub.

@wynnestudios, Yes, I try to both write and use other methods to make money here. I wish you all the best, keep writing!

@Emily, thanks hon! If you do post a video, let me know and I will come support.

@Stush, Thank-you very much for your comment.

@supermom, I'm glad you know about the various methods. I appreciate that you stopped by here, take care.

@ASchwartz, Glad to share! I hope you have success here at HP.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Excellent hub! Important information regarding the referral tracker! I'm glad you are a fellow hubber!:)


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada Author

@BuyaBiz, thank-you very much!

@bdegiulio, I am glad you were able to follow the instructions for the referral trackers on hubs. Yes, you have it right! I am glad to share what I have learned and wish you success on HubPages.

@ASchwartz, thanks! I am excited for #100, it has been hard work. Glad you found the tips useful.

@Olde Cashmere, Thank-you for your great remark! You are a wonderful support here on HubPages. I appreciate it.


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jelevan 4 years ago

Never thought of making money with this site,but now i think im greatly considering it rofl!


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Marc Babineau 4 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

How quickly the student becomes the teacher! Thanks, never knew about that! Great hub, one of your best yet!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Congrats on your 100th hub milestone! These are excellent tips for all hubbers.


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hhelen 4 years ago

Wow, congrats on reaching your 100th hubpages. In fact, you arrived at this milestone with a bang. Nice hub you've got today :)


ivade 4 years ago

Very nice, awesome and interesting hub, I learned quite a few things here. I am still a newbie here and your hub really did help me a lot. Thanks.


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wynnestudios 4 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

I wonder if you could make more money just promoting other people's hubs. I enjoy writing, so I don't think I would give that up but I can imagine there are ways to just share others and get paid.


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googleadvice 4 years ago

Very nice hubs christy!

Your tips are really going to be appreciated im sure.

:D


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emilybee 4 years ago

Awesome 100th hub, Christy, congrats! I need to start inviting people to join HP. Perhaps I will use the video function to add a video to a hub, too. Thanks for the suggestions!


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Stush 4 years ago

Excellent hub. Thanks for the info on sharing.


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

Haven't used the recipe layout yet. I may just give it a try before the contest is over. I used the referral trackers in the beginning and have quite a few referrals. Great hub! Overall, I make most of my money writing hubs. Voted up and useful! ;)


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BizVT34 4 years ago from USA

@christywrites Nice, easy, simple. Good work. Voted up.


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bdegiulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Christy, First of all congratulations on 100 Hubs, well done. This Hub is wonderful, I've been here on HubPages for about 4 months and I learned something new from your Hub. I did not realize that if I hit the share button on your article, then click on "Link to this page", and copy the URl and paste is to wherever, twitter, FB, etc, that my tracking number goes along for the ride. I tried it out with this article and twitted it and sure enough it took your article with my tracking number. How great is this? I hope I have this right? If so a big thank you.


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ASchwartz 4 years ago from Kentucky

Congrats on 100 hubs! I wasn't aware we could share other hubs like you described. Thanks.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

Congratulations on 100 hubs Christy, wonderful work! You laid out some excellent advice for us and I appreciate you sharing your knowledge and tips. Great article, voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting :)

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