How to Earn $1000 a Month Writing at Hubpages

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Initially I started writing at Hubpages for fun, but we all can use more money. Now I am focusing on that. I don’t think it would be hard for anyone to make a $1000 a month at Hubpages, as long as they put in the time and effort, plus have the patience needed.

In an average month you can earn about $1.00 per hub with the Hubpage Ad program,, eBay, and Google Adsense. You'll find certain hubs earn more money than others. A rule of thumb that I've heard is to plan on 20% of your articles will earn 80% of the money. So this amount is doable.Many hubbers earn much more than this per hub.

How to Do It

I’ve read about one man that earns $3000 a month with around 250 articles and another that only earns $60 for the same number. What you will earn depends on how much time you put into your content and how well you choose your topics. Topics need to be specific. For instance, I wrote an article “How to Grow Lilies.“ It didn’t do well on Google. Once I changed it to “How to Grow Asiatic Lilies”, it gets more traffic.

Choosing the right niche to write about and the right keywords may be the most important part of writing for money. Some of my hubs earn nothing and one earns $30 a month. Many say they earn much more for some of their hubs. You can cut your work down if you choose the right keywords.

If your hubs are at least 8 months old and you are not earning at least an average of $1 a month per hub, you need to take a hard look at what you are writing about and learn some SEO (search engine optimization.) It can take a year of experimenting to find which topics get good traffic. This is where the patience comes in. As hubs age, they also rank better with Google and earn more money. If you aren't writing about the right niche though, you may not earn anything. Many say the formula is 20% of their hubs earn 80% of the money. I have hubs that get little traffic too.

Using simple arithmetic, you would need 1,000 hubs then to earn $1000. Many will do much better than this. If you can write 3 hubs a day for a year, you would have about that many at the end of a year. You may have a head start already, so it will give you days that you can have off. My bet is that you will end up earning more than the $1000 when you are finished.

I don’t have the time to write 3 articles in a day, but I can write 1 a day if I keep at it. After 3 years, I would have the 1000 hubs completed. Since my hubs will keep aging during that time, I would expect to make more than $1000.

I don’t know about you, but $1000 would go a long way towards retirement. If you follow the plan for 3 years and you complete 3 hubs a day, you may be able to quit that day job. I would spend some of that time on other writing sites though, so your eggs aren’t all in one basket. Creating your own websites is good too. Stashing money away in a bank account wouldn’t be a bad idea either.


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PaulGoodman67 4 years ago from Florida USA

I would agree with you that for most people (including myself) the best approach is to gradually build earnings over time. It took me 3 months on here, before I began to appreciate that.


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland

Very interesting hub. I am already halfway there to those earnings from Adsense. I do not use the Hubpages Ad Program though because I tried it three times and each time it cut my Adsense earning by about 80% a day and I was only getting an average of $2 to $3 a day from the Ad Program.

But I have read that many hubbers make lots of money from it.

Your advice is spot on. It took me well over a year to finally learn enough about writing for the internet and SEO to get a decent payout every month.

Like you say though once you have worked out just what does work then it is a matter of writing as many articles as you can when time allows.

Voted up and awesome


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Paul, Thanks for commenting. I agree, at first it takes some patience.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

viking, You make me wonder if I shouldn't try switching to just Adsense for awhile. You are doing really well for the number of hubs you've written. Thanks for voting up.


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arusho 4 years ago from University Place, Wa.

Good advice, I had the same idea of trying to make $1000/month.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Barbara, I am with you all the way. I am not earning much but as mu hubs age my earnings go up. I see Google traffic picking up and I want HP to be my primary source of income. I currently freelance so it doesn't give me time to work on my novels, so if HP is my source of income I could relax a little more, concentrate on my hubs and finishing my novels.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

arusho, We should compare notes as we go since we have the same goals. Good luck on your endeavor. Thanks for visiting the hub.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

I am with you on this. It sounds like a very doable plan. Wishing you the best of luck!


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nigflte 4 years ago

Very informative hub. I think the more exposed your articles are, the more money you will get.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Good advice. I wish I could know how to write productive hubs. I'm nowhere near earning $1 per hub per month, and I have over 150 hubs. Keep trying I guess. Voting this Up and Useful.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

homesteadbound and nigfite, Thanks for visiting and the best of luck to both of you too.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

alocsin, Just keep at it and you'll find the right niche. Thanks for visiting and voting up.


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lucybell21 4 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

Great hub! I am not making anything so far. I can't even figure out where the few cents each month that I made went to as a whole total in general.


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sunforged 4 years ago from Sunforged.com

Hi Barbara, this article is to help you judge how you can reach that goal and even perhaps expand it just a bit higher. I wont be offended if you don't publish the comment. But take a quick look at the math/data on the page. I just didn't feel like copying any of the numbers over.

The article is from pre-panda hubpages - but the traffic to earnings ratios should still hold mostly true.

http://hubsacademy.com/28/featured/make-100-dollar...

I see that you are judging that you average $1 day per hub, but if you dig in and find which articles are earning you several dollars compared to those that earn you very little and try to repeat the successful topics/layouts/terms you can quickly start to increase that earnings amount and the time frame in which you can achieve them! It really is very possible.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

lucybell, You just need to write more articles to see more earnings. You only have 16 at this point and when I had that many, I didn't see any real earnings either.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

sunforged, Thanks for pointing that out. I meant $1 per month per hub. It was a typo error. I changed it. I only wish I could earn the $1 a day per hub, but I haven't come across any subjects that earn that kind of money yet.

1000 hubs @ $1 a month each would earn me that money though. I only wish I could find subjects that paid me more.


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John J Gulley 4 years ago from Wisconsin

Thanks so much for the inspiration. I seem to be in a slump right now as I can't seem to generate good ideas to write about however as you pointed out, patience is the key.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

John, Thanks for your comments. You are right. Patience is the key. Just think about what you do everyday. I'm sure you have something to share.


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Rhelena 4 years ago

Thank you for this information. I only have a few hubs, which average over a dollar a month each. I thought that was bad, but now I can look at it from a more positive perspective. Thank you!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Rhelena, If you figure that you are earning this money every month, it isn't that bad. You are in a good topic too.


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Hi Barbara Kay,

I like people who plan ahead, and I tried to teach this to my 6 nephews. And I hope some of it landed in their memory banks. I voted it up and useful, and very good for everyone to think ahead---as we never know what tomorrow will bring.

Thanks,

Bobbi


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

PurvisBobbi44, Thanks for visiting the hub. I agree that it is important to have goals and making yourself responsible by telling someone else helps. That's why I wrote my hub, plus to help others see it is possible. Thanks for voting it up.


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RNMSN 4 years ago from Tucson, Az

wonderful information here Barbara!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

RNMSN, Thanks.


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North Wind 4 years ago from The World (for now)

Barbara Kay, this is quite a motivational hub. I am at the stage where I would be joyful to see a hundred dollars a month. If I saw one thousand the ambulance might just have to be called. I understand that niches have a lot to do with it but I have not found one that interests me as yet. Also time is a big factor. I find that I have less and less time to research. I am trying to do the three hubs a week thing. Your words have motivated me.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

North Wind, 3 hubs a week will get you there, it will just take longer and you just might find a niche that will earn some good money where you don't need to write so many. Thanks for commenting and best of luck with your writing.


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Lauryallan 4 years ago

Hi Barbara I love this Hub, and I have found it very helpful. I don't make anywhere near the kind of money you are talking about earning from Hubpages but it's great to hear it's achievable. I know that the more you write the more you can earn. I am trying to write at leasst 3 Hubs a week too and so far so good.

Hope to be able to write about making $1k from HubPages at some point in the future.

Voted up and useful, thanx again.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Lauryallan, Thanks for visiting and voting up.


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

Hi Barbara,

What an Inspiring Hub!Loved it. Voted up and useful!

Great job!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

urmilashukla23, Thanks for reading and voting it up. Best of luck with your earnings.


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freelanceauthor 4 years ago

Nice tips thanks. I haven't reached $1000 per month yet in Hubpage, not even $100 per month. But it will come to that someday. Cheers


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

freelanceauthor, Thanks for reading the hub. Someday you'll find a niche that gets super traffic and it will just take off for you. Good luck!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Hi BK, sounds like a great plan and I could only hope that I would be anywhere near that a year from now. But I remember when I started 10 months ago, constantly being told not to give up. Keep pushing, keep learning . . . and I am still here :)

Sharyn


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Sharyn, Thanks for commenting. That's what it takes, just keep at it.


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Kiela Starcatcher 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

Thanks for the encouragement, Barbara. Rated up.

Right this second, I'm just happy I can put on my resume that I'm a "professional freelance author" because I made $3.00! ROFL! I can't imagine getting 3 articles up each day - I wish! LOL One step at a time though, right? Gotta learn the ropes before you can swing from them... (^_^)


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Keila, Thanks for visiting the hub and I am happy to hear that it encouraged you. You are right though, you need to learn the rounds first.


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Trsmd 4 years ago from India

What I observed is that earnings not by number of pages you created..but it varies with the traffic..if traffic increases, earning also.if traffic decreases, earning also decreases..


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rebeccalee3 4 years ago from N.C. USA

Great Hub and enjoyed reading all the comments so far. This is the kind of honest information I am looking for. I just wrote & published my 1st Hub a couple of days ago..so I'm a BIG-OL-Newbie! Not new to writing, but new to hubs. Anyway, I've learned quite a bit in a short time about this process. I think one of the main keys to attracting traffic IS to write about what OTHERS may be searching around the internet for on a day-to-day basis! Write what YOU know, but also learn other things/ideas and write about what OTHERS want to know and learn about. Wishing everyone good luck! Thx for the Hub & great comments; very encouraging!!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

rebeccalee3, Thanks for reading the hub and I hope it gave you the incentive to write more.


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GDiBiase 4 years ago from Portland, ME

Hi Barbara,

Thank you for another great hub, I am trying to soak all the wonderful information up like a sponge, so I can put it into practice.

Thanks

Gail


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Gail, It will all become second nature. Thanks for reading my hubs.


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snigdha.s 4 years ago from India,mumbai

I hope this Hub motivates me to write more. When I joined Hubpages I wrote 9 hubs consistently but then lost interest midway. I was lucky that i started earning in my next month only but maybe i became complacent or plain lazy and stopped writing. But of late have been encouraged to write once again.Thanks for writing this Hub.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

snigdha.s, I think we all go through periods when we want to write and others when we just aren't motivated. Having a goal is important.


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kittyjj 4 years ago from San Jose, California

Two weeks ago, my husband told me about people make money on Hubpages.com. I was skeptical at first but I trusted my husband and gave it a try. Your hub just confirmed what my husband had told me. I think I should keep on trying. Hopefully I will see some earning in the future. Thank you for sharing.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

kittjj, Thanks for reading the hub. It does take a little patience. Just keep at it.


mikeydcarroll67 4 years ago

It takes a little bit of time and promotion. For me, I aim to try to take some of my hubs now and promote them on other sites so that there are more eyeballs looking at them. Doesn't mean they'll stay but they'll see and perhaps share or like. It depends on how you approach the promotion as well as the content that you create.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

mikeydcarroll67, Thanks for reading the hub. I agree that promotion helps and is needed.


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

I came across hubpages accidentally and started writing for fun. Your advice is very helful to newcomers, but writing three hubs a day may not be possible for me.

Hope my income will slowly increase.

Thanks for SHARING:)


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

It is good to have goals and a plan. As they say, "Plan your work and work your plan." My plan is for a minimum of 3 hubs a week. I see my income only going up about $1. a month right now. I have only been here 4 months, so I know that will start to improve. I have never been a patient person, but to make up for that I am VERY stubborn and do not give up easily. We learn as we go and I plan to keep on going too. Good luck and God's speed! :)


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starstream 4 years ago from Northern California

I have an important question. If you wrote those 1000 hubs at the rate of 1-3 hubs/day. Would your traffic maintain itself at any pace after that if you quit writing hubs altogether? Just curious... thanks so much for your hub!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

thumi7, I can't write that many myself, but I am still working towards it. I hope we both make it someday. Thanks for commenting.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

sgbrown, Thanks for reading the hub. I can't write 3 hubs a day either, but I know if I stick at it someday I will. Best of luck.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

starstream, Your hubs should keep rising in Google as they age. Mine keep getting traffic in Google. Using the right keywords and topics and having good content is important. Certain times of the year aren't as good as others. For February I'm not earning as good of money as I did in January, because advertisers aren't paying as much. Thanks for commenting and good luck.


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poowool5 4 years ago from here in my house

Good info, Barbara. I am finding it overwhelming trying to get a handle on all this hubology (early days for me still!) and this kind of hub is very useful. Voted up, thanks!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

poowool5, Be sure to read the Hubpages Learning Center topics and you'll be on your way in no time. I'm happy to hear that you found this useful. Thanks for reading, commenting and voting up.


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dexixy 4 years ago from Kampala

Been over a year hear but earning peanuts. Your hubs has raised my expectations. Thanks for sharing


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

dexixy, It still boils down to writing about using the right keywords and topics, but it can be done. Good luck.


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alexadry 4 years ago from USA

This is if no killer Pandas make their way changing the algorithms and hard work!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

alexadry, I agree. It doesn't even seem fair, does it?


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poowool5 4 years ago from here in my house

OK, killer Pandas...I didn't see that in the learning center! Is that a techy word for some hubbing pitfall we newbies should know about?!!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

The Panda is something Google is using to determine which pages should rate best in their search engine. They love Hubpages one minute and then the next they don't like us anymore. Now that each hubber has their own subdomain, Google likes some hubbers and some it doesn't. Panda can change at anytime and your traffic will suddenly go down to nothing. It can be depressing.


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

This is so incouraging!!! Thank you so much & bless you!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Angela, Just keep at it. Thanks for reading.


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afriqnet 4 years ago from Nairobi Kenya

I would say that your advice is great. I am earning significant amount from the Hub Ad program that Makes me happy and I am pretty sure that in a Years time or 2 I will have to completely quit my Job to write full time. Its worth :)


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

Opps I can't spell suddenly "Encouraging" LOL & thank you!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

afriqnet, Thanks for reading. Just be sure to not have all of your income in one place.


chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

Hi Barbara, a very encouraging hub, for sure.

I'm also gunning for that 1000 hub mark (it is WAY out there). I had a slow start my first month and a half, but added 7 hubs in the past week or so. Just keep hubbin, right?

Voted up and useful, and now following. You've got a bunch of hubs that I can't wait to read!

Aloha!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

chrisinhawaii, Thanks for reading and good luck.


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michememe 4 years ago

Great Hub, new folks like myself need this type of motivation.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

michememe, Just keep at it and eventually you'll get there. Be sure to learn how to use the right titles and keywords though. There are a lot of hubs about it on here. Thanks for visiting.


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michememe 4 years ago

Thanks, I am trying to get an understanding of keywords and titles now.


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jojo29 4 years ago from CA

very useful article. Thanks for this.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

jojo29, I'm happy I could help. Hopefully some of the ideas are successful for you. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Doodlehead 4 years ago from Northern California

A lot of substance in this hub.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Doodlehead, Thanks for reading and commenting.


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maheshpatwal 4 years ago from MUMBAI

Barabara.. your hub is a morale booster for hubbers like me who gave up hopes of earning any penny through hubpages... great hub..Will stick to the path shown by you.


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Sound advice .. the key is perseverance and networking. Having online friends helps a lot, but can never get you as much traffic as quality, keyword optimized and niche content can. It takes work and time, but is definitely possible!

Up, useful, shared, pinned and tweeted.


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Hunbbel Meer 4 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

That's quite a logical hub. Though, it may seem a bit of a fantasy, if we only judge it by the title. However, you explained it thoroughly and justified your claim. It is, certainly, possible :)

P.S: Can you please clarify your statement where you mentioned how much money your hubs (individually) earning? I do not know how to find that information. It would be kind of you to explain it.

Thanks!


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

Very interesting hub Barbara. I hope I could average out 1 $ per hub. You mention that one of your hubs is making 30$ a month while some are not making anything. Is it possible to check how much a hub makes on a monthly basis? How do I check mine?

Voting this hub up, useful and interesting. Sharing it.


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GoGreenTips 4 years ago from Indianapolis

Excellent hub! Keeps me inspired to write more hubs.

I wish I had the time to write one a day. But I feel I'm doing pretty good. I'm making about a dollar a day for my 37 hubs. And your 20-80 rule seems to be the case for not only money, but for traffic. I get about 500 views per day for all my sites and it seems that around five of those get the vast majority.


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DeviousOne 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Simple tips but sounds like you nailed it on the head. Good hub.


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Emma Harvey 4 years ago from Berkshire, UK

Really inspiring to read this. I love success stories on HP as they make me push myself, knowing I can make more money in the long run.

My earnings have increased over time and I focus on writing quality content, well researched topics and titles and going back over old hubs to update them.

Thanks for this - keep up the great work.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

I have written more than 200 hubs, but have nothing near a dollar a hub. I am now learning more about SEO and writing articles that have more potential to make money. But you are right, volume is important as well.


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healthylife2 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

Great advice with a practical approach. 1000 hubs seems like a good goal. When you change a title on HP does it change on google eventually? voted up!


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Your Cousins 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

As a writer with just 4 hubs, I find this article very encouraging. I appreciate the tips and I'll be working harder to make my writing work for me!


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TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

Obviously I am missing something as I don't earn anywhere near the amount per hub that you are suggesting, and I have 105 hubs right now. I keep going back and refining titles, etc...but I'm not sure I really understand how to use the keyword tool. And just when I started making about $30 a month, my earnings and views dropped by more than half...and I don't know why other than that Google hit me again.

I'm glad you are doing so well, but I haven't been that fortunate. It all sounds good, but people like me don't really understand some of what people like you say, so it's a hit and miss thing. I have three hubs that account for almost 1/3 of my views, which I think is totally insane.

It gets depressing, sometimes!


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livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Good one! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

maheshpatwal, Thanks for reading and I am happy to hear the hub was encouraging to you. Half the battle is finding a niche that works. Just keep experimenting and you'll find it.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Brett, Thanks for reading and your advice is good, Thanks for voting up and sharing.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Hunbbel, I am giving just an average of how much my individual hubs earn. You can figure you own by looking at your total traffic and how much you earned and dividing it. Then look at each individual hub and see how much traffic that one got.

It isn't a fantasy at all. For me the fantasy would be writing enough hubs. I just don't always have the time or inspiration to keep writing. The main neccesessity is finding a niche that is right. You need to do your keyword search and learn which works best by trial and error.

Thanks for reading.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Rajan Jolly, I am just doing the math to find out how much my hubs earn. I figure if a hub can get 10 visits every day outside of hubpages, it earns $1 a month. That would be 300 views a month. The earnings vary everyday for how much the Hubpage Ad program pays, so it isn't entirely accurate, but just an estimate.

Not every one of my hubs earn their keep, but many earn much more and make up for the ones that lag behind. Keyword search and experimentation with different niches is the key to success. Titles are important too. Always use topic and titles that people search for and make sure your hub is better than the competition's.


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MarieAlice 4 years ago from Peru

Very interesting hub.... I will try to follow your tips so I can improve my earnings


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

GoGreenTips, It sounds like you are on your way. With just 37 hubs most people don't do that well. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

DeviousOne, Thanks for reading the hub and commenting.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Emma, I'm happy to hear that the hub inspired you. It sounds like you are doing everything right.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Millionaire Tips, I think it has everything to do with what you are writing about. So many topics have millions of articles written about it. You need to look for a different slant than they have. Look over your 200 articles and see which ones are getting good traffic. Write some more articles about that niche. Good luck in the future.

Thanks for your comments.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

healthylife2, I've noticed that they still pickup the title in the url. Maybe it changes eventually, but this has been my experience. Thanks for commenting and voting it up.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Your Cousins, Thanks for commenting on the hub. I'm happy this hub gave you some encouragement.

Time Traveller2, This page shows you how to use the Keyword Tool. http://hubpages.com/business/How-to-Rate-Better-in... It really does have a lot to do with choosing topics that people search for and then using the title that they would search. Just keep plugging away and you'll find a niche that earns money.

Marie Alice, Thanks for reading and commenting. Best of luck.


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

A hub that everyone wants to read. Good advice and I am bookmarking for daily encouragement. Thanks for sharing.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Carol7777, Thanks for reading and commenting.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

I have been writing for HubPages for over a year now and I have to agree that your advice is quite sound. I am constantly amazed at how statistics are so true. About 20% of my hubs really are generating 80% of my earnings. Thank you for sharing your experience and excellent advice.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

MarleneB, Thanks for reading the hub and commenting. It sounds like you are on your way. Best of luck.


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dianetrotter 4 years ago from Fontana

I like the strategy. I need to put it to work.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

How do you find out what each hub makes with Hubpage Ad program. I have no idea what hub is earning more than another.

Enjoyed reading your hub good information. Vote uP!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

dianetrotter, Thanks for reading and commenting. Best of luck.

moonlake, You can get a good average on how much each hub earns by the traffic it gets. If you get $4 for 1000 views, then 100 views would be earning $.40. If you hub is getting 10 views per day, then it is getting about 300 per month, which would mean it earns $1.20 per month. This is all approximate since different days the rate is different.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Deborah, I'm happy to hear you found it useful. I kept it short, since I have other hubs that give you the info that you need. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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glorgeousmom 4 years ago from Philippines

I can see that your idea is doable and I am inspired to walk your talk:). Find this not only informative but also inspiring and so I voted up.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

glorgeousmom, Thanks for reading and I am happy to hear it has inspired you. Good luck on your plan. Thanks for your comments.


shivanchirakkal10 4 years ago

Hi Barbara Kay,

Very helpful and encouraging hub specially to new hub writers.I written only five hubs and earning yet to start. I planed to write one hub a day. After reading your hub I think to make it three. Nice and vote up.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

shivanchirakkal10, Best of luck with your hubs. I am happy to hear I have encouraged you. Thanks for reading and voting it up.


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Your Deja Vu 4 years ago from St Petersburg

I will certainly agree with you that it is possible to earn that kind of money here. It does make a difference what topics you write about. Some do better with Hubpages ads while some prefer adense only for higher click amounts.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Your Deja Vu, I agree with you that besides good content, the topic you choose is everything. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

This is an excellent hub with great advice, broken down so that it is easy to follow advice.

When I say easy to follow, I mean easy to understand the actual writing of three hubs a day is beyond me as I find putting a hub together takes me ages. I think it is my age lol...

Plus, once I get started, I find that I check out my facts and that often leads me on a rabbit chase, it is so easy to get distracted.

I found this very useful; I like the idea of having a plan something to aim at so thank you very much for posting this.

Voting up and hitting some buttons on my way out


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

maggs224, I'm a little older too and I can't write 3 a day either. I've found that 1 a day is even unreasonable for me at times, but the hubs I have, have gained a lot of traffic since I wrote this hub and I may eventually reach my goal without writing 1000.

Thanks for reading the hub and voting it up.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

maggs224, I'm a little older too and I can't write 3 a day either. I've found that 1 a day is even unreasonable for me at times, but the hubs I have, have gained a lot of traffic since I wrote this hub and I may eventually reach my goal without writing 1000.

Thanks for reading the hub and voting it up.


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SoundNFury 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Great motivation! I agree that it will take patience, persistence, and passion to write enough quality hubs, but it can be done and is being done by many! :)


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litsabd 4 years ago

Useful hub that I can surely say! I really believe that when you are devoted to a goal and do something the right way spending time and effort, it will eventually pay you off. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful :)


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

SoundNFury, Thanks for reading the hub. Yes, it takes a lot of patience. Thanks for your comments.


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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Interesting and very useful hub. Great motivational hub to write more and keep on hubbing. Something to keep in mind. I like the way it was presented, sound so positive.

Thanks for sharing. Voting up and all plus sharing.


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tobint44 4 years ago from North Carolina

Very Useful information. I hope that one day all motivated "hubbers" will reach this thresh hold. Great Quality Hub! I look forward to more and an update when you reach your $1,000.


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Nicole S 4 years ago from Minnesota

Great hub! I'm still a long ways from that goal, but it's a nice thing to work towards :)


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

litsabd, Thanks for reading the hub. I am accomplishing this a little slower than I planned, but the income keeps going up, so I should get there some day. My goal is 2 years from now at this point.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Cris Sp, I am happy to hear you think it is motivational. I sound positive, because I am, since Hubpages is a great way to earn money. Thanks for reading and sharing.


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teresamg 4 years ago from Portugal

I too feel motivated by your hub. I'm new here but I read a lot before joining and though I heard it was possible to make a nice amount of money from Hubpages, it's nice to actually hear someone say it. So thank you, it gives me hope for the future!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

tobin, I hope to see everyone be able to reach that amount also. I'll update when I do reach that amount. Thanks for commenting and for the compliment.


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daisydayz 4 years ago from Cardiff

It sounds like a pretty reasonable plan to me! I don't relly have time to even write 1 a day sadly, but I think the slowely building your number fo hubs plan will still work, might just take me a littl elonger! lol! I'm nowhere near earning $1 per hub a month yet, but I think it is a reasonable estimation when you have hundreds of hubs written and they are all well established. I have 59 hubs in total I think, and 2 of them bring in 1/3 of my traffic so I think I need to do some more along the same line as them! If I can just break the payout every month threshold that would be an awesome start! I'd like to just pay off 1 bill a month from my hubs, it would be a great start and a great help! Its all about slowely building quality hubs I think. thanks for a great, inspiring hub. Voted up and shared


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RunningDeer 4 years ago from Iowa

To make $1000 would be amazing. Good, inspiring hub! Voted up and sharing!


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Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

I have a theory that the best way to make money on HubPages is to write hubs about how to make money on HubPages. But this one was very good, with practical information and not just the usual vague "Oh just write high quality hubs." Sure - I'll get right on it.

Hope you hit $1K a month soon!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Kathleen, The theory doesn't work, because my hubs about that aren't making much money. Too many people are writing about the same thing and I don't think when traffic is counted for the Hubpage Ad Program that visitors from Hubpages count. Just a small amount of the income I earn comes from Google Adsense.

Thanks for reading the hub and commenting.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Nicole S and teresamg, Thanks to both of you for commenting. Yes it is possible, but you need to learn how to use keywords and the right titles. You need to find the right subjects to write about too. You'll learn from experience what are the best topics to write about. Always do the best job you can.

Best of luck.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Nicole S, Thanks for reading and commenting on the hub. Good luck with your goals.

daisydayz, Writing on the topics you know have worked is a good idea. That is what I am doing. Yes it does take patience and building up quality hubs. Thanks for reading, commenting and voting up.

Running Dear, I'm happy to hear that I could give you some inspiration. Thanks for commenting, voting up and sharing.


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UMHiram 4 years ago from Midwest

Great Hub and excellent advice ... voted up.


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gail641 4 years ago from Mason City

Your hub is very interesting and informative. It does take a lot of patinece, and time to write a lot of hubs, but its probably worth it. It would help a lot to have extra money, especially when its needed. Great hub, I voted up.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

UmHiram and gail641, Thanks for reading the hub and voting it up.


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neeti911 4 years ago

Great hub , Barbara! I am inspired by your work. Just wondering if the title is as important as the tags we assign to each hub. I like my titles to be a bit innovative and uncommon. A little worried that it might not get the traffic.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

neeti911, The titles are important. They should be something that people would search for on the search engines. Be sure to include your keywords in the title. I started out with catchy titles too, but on the internet it just doesn't work. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Tersco 4 years ago from Ohio/Florida

Thanks for the informative hub. I am new to Hubpages and have only written one so far. It did receive a good score though no reader action but that's ok as I had to start somewhere. As I read more and more articles from experienced Hubbers like you I hope to get in a groove and be able to write interesting articles. Extra $$ is always helpful and I appreciate your sharing your helpful tips. Voted Up and Useful!


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Missy Mac 4 years ago from Illinois

Encouraging article. I am setting goals and looking forward to achieving them. Thanks


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Maximizer 4 years ago from San Jose, Costa Rica

Very true. The hardest part is keeping up with it, because as many have already said, those first few months will barely earn anything. It's a cumulative effect


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Tersco, Use titles that people would use to search. Use the Google Keyword tool and use keywords that people search. Read all of the good hubs about how to earn money here and you'll be on your way. Good content is most important. Good luck. I hope to see your hubs here. Thanks for commenting.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Missy , I'm happy to hear that I have encouraged you. Stick to your goals and you'll get there. Thanks for commenting.

Maximizer, Yes, it is sticking to it. It took me awhile to earn decent money. Thanks for commenting.


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Missy Mac 4 years ago from Illinois

Thank you and I will stick to it.


Casimiro 4 years ago

My goal is 5 hubs per week. I tried 1 per day but some days I just don't have my muse or other things are going on. I try to do a little SEO especially on the title, but most of my hubs are very recent so I can't see real results yet. I did ditch Amazon for eBay as Amazon ads (on my blogs, too) don't seem to convert well.


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RhondaHumphreys1 4 years ago from Michigan

Barbara Kay, This is a great hub. thank you for sharing. When you break it down the way you have it is very attainable. Can't wait to start writing. lol. Voted up and useful


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Casimiro, Best of luck on the goals you have. I have weeks where I write quite a few and then I have weeks that I don't accomplish much and I feel like I'm not sticking to my plan. My earnings keep going up, so I'm still hoping to reach this goal. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Rhonda, Thanks and it is attainable if you stick to it and learn SEO etc. I hope to see you in the top earners one day. Thanks for reading and voting it up.


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talfonso 4 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

Thanks for the advice, but I'm not aiming for $1000 in Hub revenue. I'm making enough so I can save for vacations. Besides, I started an at-home business last year and am in the process of getting a job (not just to gain more business partners and customers).

But anyway, that's really sound advice for a sound Hub.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

talfonso, I guess writing this much isn't for everyone. I thought of starting another business too, but for right now I am doing well on Hubpages. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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missionfashion1 4 years ago from Toronto

Thanks for this article! As a newcomer, it was nice to hear get some advice from a seasoned expert, and it's very encouraging to hear that financial success can be achieved from doing something that you genuinely enjoy! Best of luck to you :)


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

missionfashion1, It can be accomplished with some research and determination. Thanks for commenting.


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Rfordin 4 years ago from Florida

I would love to earn 1k a month but for now Im focusing on a much smaller goal to not get discouraged. I tend to be one of those set goals to high, get discouaged and stop all together people. So for me $100.00 per month is my short term goal. Although I aspire to be so much more here at Hubpages. Good article.

Thanks for sharing.

~Becky


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Becky, My short term goals are set at $100 increments too. This is my long term goal. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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dilipchandra12 3 years ago from India

Good article, well written with lots of info. Thanks for sharing the above Inspiring Hub. VOTED UP


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

dilipchandra12, I'm happy you liked it. Thanks for commenting and voting up.


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Kasman 3 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

I'm loving the information. I'm still new to the hub game and I'm working with what time I have to write quality content. Reading great posts like this really keeps me encouraged to keep going and not give up on it. Thanks for taking the time out to speak life into this venture! Voting up and useful!


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JimTxMiller 3 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

Clear, concise and to the points; anyone ever tell you that you write like a woman? ;0)


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Kasman, Welcome to Hubpages. The main ingredients to success are hard work and patience.You should also study about keywords and titles. Thanks for reading.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Jim, I hope writing like a woman is a compliment. Thanks for reading the hub.


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Taleb80 3 years ago

Thank you for encouraging us to do our best.

Useful hub.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Tale80, You are welcome. I'm happy to hear that it encouraged you. Thanks for reading.


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countrymen 3 years ago from India

I am really motivated by the article, thanks for the valuable information. I am a new hubber here, please help me to begin my journey


elderadvisor 3 years ago from Connecticut

Thank you for your insight. It takes time to grow here and you provided the community with a good goal and a way to achieve it. I look forward to reaching the $1000 threshold. Voted up useful.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

countrymen, Thanks for reading the article and welcome to Hubpages. The best advice you can get is by going to the Learning Center. Read everything there and then just write and write and you'll be on your way. It does take patience at first.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

elderadvisor, Thanks for reading. I'll let everyone know when I hit it. Things just keep improving.


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hoov45 3 years ago from Denham Springs, Louisiana

Hello Barbara. I've been around here for a while but would like to crank it up a notch. More hubs that are really good is likely the answer. It is a bummer to see what I thought was a great article I wrote never really get any traffic for the most part. I'm going to keep at it and try to build up my hub volume as best I can.


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Hendrika 3 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

You have a good point. I know my biggest problem is writing consistently. I let long periods slip by without writing a thing and it sure shows in my earnings.


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Neinahpets 3 years ago from Greater Toronto Area, Canada

I have 21 hubs and have been here for a week and would love to have some profits from what I have done (I am within 20 views of 1000 page views).

All of my hubs are featured except the one I just wrote that is still pending; 90% of them having a Hubscore over 70-75, and the rest in the upper 60's.

That said, I think I could be successful at it... maybe. Everyone has told me my stuff is looking to be really nice but I have been rejected many times by Google Adsense despite that and until I get there I can't earn anything.

Great article though, it gives me insight into what I can obtain if I get approved. Voted up.


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Que Scout 3 years ago from Sydney Australia

Let's not forget about Adsense's 6 month wait before you can apply and start earning money.. Do take that into account on the 1st year of earnings.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

hoov45, I've had some hubs like that too. They've got great content and pics and they just sit there. The saying goes that 20% of your hubs will earn 80% of the money. You've got to hit some good topics to make up for the poor traffic ones. Mine are doing a little better than the 20/80. Watch the topic that do well and write more about them. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Que Scout, There is a way around that. I already had my own website and had signed up for Google already with that. I haven't heard anything about a six month wait, but you could try starting your own website or blog. Once you've got it built up to a decent number of pages, try applying for Google that way. Thanks for reading my article.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Hendrika, I admit that I can go a month at a time without writing anything. Then I have months that I am extra motivated and write lots of them. Best of luck in your endeavors.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Neinahpets, Welcome to Hubpages. It sounds like you are headed in the right direction and can make it. Best of luck and thanks for commenting.


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mibixmind 3 years ago

Thanks for the advise. I'm just getting started, and I'm at $0 still. So I really needed some motivation to keep writing. So if you have time check my page. I would appreciate any suggestion you have. My best regards :)


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

mibixmind, Thanks for reading the page. I hope you start doing better. I'll look at your pages per your request and see if I can help.I'll send you an email if I find some suggestions.


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mibixmind 3 years ago

I would appreciate that. Thank you so much


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

mibixmind, Look at your email and you'll find my advice. Thanks.


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brethodge 3 years ago from USA

Cool hub. Reading it made me want to post more hubs. Thanks!


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

brethodge, I'm happy to hear it motivated you. Thank you for reading.


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Neinahpets 3 years ago from Greater Toronto Area, Canada

I hope at some point I am able to reach this... or anything for that matter. I am not sure why Google Adsense wants nothing to do with my hubpage. I have 1100+ hubviews and 22 featured hubs (all of them). It's rather disheartening. My account information is American so it's not like I'm bound to a 6 month dealy. I've made $0 from any other source that I could make money from and I am not even sure if I could at this stage. Ahh one day I will reach this, I hope. Great hub Barbara!


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tebo 3 years ago from New Zealand

It is always good to read hubs about the ability to earn reasonable money from Hubpages. I have set myself a goal of achieving 100 hubs by the end of this year - nowhere near the number you suggest, however the amount I am trying to earn is less than a$1000.00 per month. I do agree though that you need to write the right hubs. I published one hub - a movie review that has never received a view. When I first published it I did not include a photo and I think that stopped it from being forwarded to my followers.


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

This is an extremely educational hub, filled with useful and good information. Thanks Barbara.


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adrienne2 3 years ago from Atlanta

This hub is straight to the point. I really like your strategy its simple and easy to follow. According to your math making $1.00 a day on hubs is interesting. This tells me there is a huge problem with my hubs. I have over 200 hubs which in 7 days collectively earn $17. Thank you for sharing ....ok...now I have a lot of work to do. I never go back and refine hubs that are just sitting this is where I could really get the kinks out of poor performing hubs. Voted up and useful.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Neinahpets, I made the suggestion to Hubpages that they let the new hubbers be in the Hubpage Ad program. I hope they listened, because I know it is discouraging. Maybe you should try your own blog or website to get approved. That is the way I did it and then I could use it here on Hubpages. Hubpages is well worthwhile, because you can earn really good money.


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Li Galo 3 years ago from Mainly the USA but Sometimes Abroad

I didn't see you mention backlinks. I recently learned about backlinks. I try to spend 4 days writing and the 5th day on backlinks each week. I noticed my earnings doubled last month, after starting that strategy. I'm expecting them to triple from the original amount by the end of this month. I also use the 5th day to edit old hubs for better SEO. I'm still learning about SEO but it's all starting to pay off. I also plan to move all my non-travel related hubs to a new hub site. That will also improve my google rankings - to keep one hub site per niche. Thanks for your info. I enjoyed reading your article! It helps to carry on for the long-haul when you know others are "in it with you" so to speak :)


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Neinahpets 3 years ago from Greater Toronto Area, Canada

Oh that would be great! I'm signed up for the Ad program but it's incomplete due to Adsense. I thought about joining the apprenticeship program, but I am not sure since I don't have the Adsense. I may have to shift over to doing my recipes on a blog to get that going. I wonder how much I'd have to do on my blog before that could be approved. I actually can't even put a new URL for Adsense when I try to go to the Adsense homepage... it automatically takes me to the resubmit application page for http://hubpages.com/@neinahpets :(


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

tebo, Some here do really well with that many. My hub visits continue to increase over time. All it takes are just the right titles and some good content. Thanks for commenting.


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livewirez 3 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Sea

Thanks for the wonderful advice. I'm hoping that sooner or later I can already join the earning program of hubpages since I am new here.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

gmwilliams, You are welcome. I'm happy to hear you found it so useful. Best of luck with your writing.


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ArielAhhhh 3 years ago from China

I am a newbie here and this article is my first one to read and i have to say thank you so much for you help me have a clear clue about how to earn extra money here and take a long investment in it


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

adrienne2, Thanks for reading. Best of luck at earning more money.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Li Galo, I agree with you that you need to promote your hubs. I think I have another hub about that. I spent a week just promoting my hubs and found that I earned more money for my time doing that. Thanks for sharing your experience.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

livewirez, Welcome to Hubpages. Read everything in the learning center and you'll be on your way to earning some money here. Thanks for reading the article and best of luck.


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busillis22 3 years ago

Very helpful guidelines! Thanks for sharing your experiences!


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

ArieAhhhh, Thanks for reading the article. I hope it helps you.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

busillis22, Thanks for reading. I'm happy to hear that you found it helpful.


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AbFreak101 3 years ago from USA

Very nice Article what i would do with $1000?I could have some very nice stuff lol


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NicoleMessenger 3 years ago from Illinois

well put, thanks for this insight..will put it to use .


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

AbFreak101, Yes an extra $1000 would come in handy. All you have to do is write enough hubs on the right subjects. Thanks for reading the article.


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ignugent17 3 years ago

Very inspiring and encouraging. Thanks for sharing. I do hope I will get enough time to write 3 hubs a day! :-)


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

I have to say I earn very little from ads, most of what I earn comes from HP. That being said, after 23 months I have yet to find my niche (I am nowhere near $1000 per month but I have seen my earnings gradually increase since I have been here, giving validity to you theory about more hubs. I occasionally write book reviews and believe it or noy my hub about the third Fifty Shades of Gray books has over 100,000 views!

Good advice, voted up and useful.


welive 3 years ago

Simple yet resourceful thank you very much for the info. Since i am a first time hubber, everyone was new here at some point of time isn't it ? i have a question ,i would be really thankful if you please answer it. what is the mode of payment that hubpages employs to pay its hubbers. do i need to have a paypal account and own a credit card ?


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Alecia Murphy 3 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

Definitely helpful! An extra 1000 a month goes along way. I'm going to try to improve my lesser performing hubs and be more specific with my titles. Great hub!


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

ignugent17, I'm happy to hear that I encouraged you. Thanks for reading the article and best of luck with 3 hubs a day.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

tillsontitan, It sounds like you are doing great so far. Thanks for voting the article up.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

It's not going to happen for me. I have 400 hubs and make $50 per month. Oh well! :) Good suggestions....for others. LOL


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nnjiru 3 years ago

cool


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

welive, Welcome to hubpages. Yes you do need a Paypal account to earn money here and that is where your earnings will be sent. Thanks for reading the hub.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Alecia, Thanks for commenting. Using the right titles is important and that should help.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

billybuc, I'm am surprised you don't earn more. I saw in December you were in the top 100 for views on Hubpages. It must be from Hubpage followers.Your writing is excellent. .


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

nnjiru, Thanks for reading and thanks for the compliment.


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Engr 3 years ago

this will super helpful to me thank you......


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Engr, Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Learning in Life 3 years ago from SW Florida

This would be great if I actually made $1 per hub per month but I'm not even close. I calculated mine out and I make like $0.25 per hub per month. So, I would need around 4000 hubs to make $1000 per month. : (


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justateacher 3 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

I am still not making that much writing for Hubpages... more like 3 or 4 dollars a month... and I'm happy with that.... although I would be happier with 1000 dollars a month!! so maybe I will try your ideas... sure couldn't hurt!


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lisasuniquevoice 3 years ago from Michigan

Thanks for writing this inspirational article. Voted up and interesting.

Lisa


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Learning in Life, 4000 sounds like an almost impossible goal. I've been hearing similar stories from others. You need to find a good niche to write about. Thanks for commenting.


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Learning in Life 3 years ago from SW Florida

I have a problem with niches lol I have too many interests


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

justateacher, Being just a teacher is a big thing. With teaching you help people over a lifetime! Thanks for reading the hub and best of luck with getting that hub income up. The real trick is writing about the right subjects. Thanks for commenting.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Lisa, Thanks for reading it and I'm happy it inspired you. Thanks for voting up.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Learning in Life, I do too and it is hard finding just the right thing to write about, if you do want to earn money. I went through a spell where I just wrote about anything. Those are the hubs that lost the Featured status when they started that. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Edward Corrigan 3 years ago from Great Yarmouth

I am also new to hubpages. Your hub was very interesting and informative. Its made me want to get stuck into writing more now. Thanks for your inspiration.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Edward, Thanks for reading and commenting. Since you say "stuck into writing", it doesn't sound like you like it that much. Try to have fun. I'm happy to hear that I inspired you.


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Edward Corrigan 3 years ago from Great Yarmouth

Hello Barbera. I love writing. Maybe my choice of words didn't sound very positive but i've always had a love for writing about various topics. The beauty of hubpages is we can write about anything and share it with like minded people. I'm going to have lots of fun and once again, thank you for your inspiration.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Edward, I'm happy to hear that. Have fun.


Vickiw 3 years ago

Hi Barbara, today is the first day I have actually started to explore the whole business of making money on Hubs, and I found your article very useful, encouraging and interesting. Now I must look at SEO and try to understand more about that. Thanks for this great Hub. Things are a bit overwhelming for a new writer.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Vickiw, If I were you, I'd just start writing. You can always go back and make the SEO changes once you learn everything. Welcome to Hubpages and enjoy yourself. Thanks for reading the article.


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carozy 3 years ago from San Francisco

This is a very helpful and sensible hub. Thanks for inspiring us.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

carozy, Thank you and I'm happy to hear it inspired you. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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supermom_in_ny 3 years ago from NY

This is great advice! Writing one hub a day is a lot easier than 3 or even 10 a day. Slow and steady gets things accomplished! I have had more success on my own blogs and Squidoo then I have here. Don't get me wrong. I make sales and payments, but nothing close to the $1000. a month I earned at Squidoo. I'm back again to try something new. Why? I agree with you that $1000. extra dollars a month can go a long way towards retirement (or in my case a better lifestyle in the near future). Gave you a thumbs up! ;)


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

supermom-in-ny, I've tried Squidoo, but never put much effort into it. I wrote about 5 lenses. Out of the 5, only one does well. Here, I do better than that. Eventually, I need to put more effort elsewhere so all my eggs aren't in one basket. Thanks for commenting.


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Rich W2K 3 years ago from Gold Coast

I think the idea of earning $1000 from 1000 hubs was one of the major reasons that I started on HP. Could it have been this article that I found on Google? Even if it wasn't, this hub is still amazing. I tried to read as many comments as I could because the HP community provides so many excellent tips within the comments but there's just so many. Thanks for the info.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Rich W2K, I'm happy that I wrote it and you found it so useful. Good luck and I've found that if you write the right hub, you can do much, much better than the $1 per article. I'm never going to get the 1000 hubs written myself, but you can earn good money here if you work at it. Thanks for commenting.


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Sandra Harriette 3 years ago from Maryland

Man...I'm so boggled by all the opportunity. I am eager to see what a few more well-researched and highly optimized articles could earn.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

Sandra, It takes patience. Your articles don't usually start earning right away. Best of luck. Barb


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Hackslap 2 years ago from Sydney, Australia

What an inspiring article Barbara .. I've just joined HP around 8 months ago and have 54 articles ..(averaging a buck to $1.50 per day ...and that's cumulative earnings ...not per hub) .. sometimes I get a bit disheartened about it but am determined to earn AT LEAST $2k a month ... and I know that's not entirely unachievable... ...once again..Great hub!


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Barbara Kay 2 years ago from USA Author

Hackslap, That hub was written a few years ago before Hubpages got slapped by Google. I don't earn that much now. There are writers here that earn good money per hub, but you need to be knowledgeable about the right topics. My expertise has to do with women's topics and they just don't do as well as some others.

Your income should increase as your articles age, but sadly most writers aren't earning what they once were. You are going to need double the work to earn that much. I wish great success for you. Thanks so much for commenting and reading my hubs.


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Danext 2 years ago from Tanzania

This article is very useful, especially for beginners like me....great work in motivating us, thanks a lot...voted up and interesting..!!


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Barbara Kay 2 years ago from USA Author

Danext, Thanks for reading. I'm happy it motivated you.


Larry Wall 21 months ago

I commend you for your success. My hubs are on political issues, such as faith, justice, gun rights, political parties, oil and gas issues and a few about personal issues. I do not make any significant money. Adsense disappered and I have to check on that, Amazon produced no funds and I wanted no part of e-bay.

I guess I will continue to be a "poor" writer.

I write for two content mills where I make about $200 per month and my political columns has attracted the attention of a person who wants to do a separate site and is taking the right steps.


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Barbara Kay 21 months ago from USA Author

Larry, Mine earnings aren't doing as well as they once were. Google quit liking Hubpages as well and my earnings went down. Since then, I spend most of my time writing for my website instead.

I know what you mean about political articles. I've written a few and ended up deleting them after a year, because they got almost no traffic. Congratulations on the political columns. Thanks for reading.


Larry Wall 21 months ago

Thank you for your reply. Almost everything on the Internet is dependent upon Google. It is hard to make money this way. But we all keep trying.

Take care,

Larry

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