Easy Ways To Make Money Online with HubPages

Up until a few months ago I never realised the power of HubPages and how easy it is to make money with them.  Sure I had built a few odd hubs over the past year or so, but it wasn't until I created a random hub about Elizabeth Hasselbeck's new book and started getting some substantial traffic that I realised what I was dealing with.

So I experimented with a few ways of making money with them (I am an internet marketer after all) and found out that this wasn't a one off - in fact, set up correctly, you can rank really well with your hub and make some serious cash.

So in this hub I'll go over some of the easy ways to make money online that I've discovered using HubPages. 

So where does the cash come from?

There are actually four different ways that I've been making money with my hubs.

1. Adsense
2. Amazon
3. eBay, and
4. Promoting either my own or other people's products.

Let's go over these in a bit more detail.


I'm sure you've heard all about people making thousands a month just by adding Google Adsense to their webpages, and while I'm nowhere near that with my hubs, I do make a consistent $50 to $60 per month from adsense revenue.  Not much you say?  While that's true, adsense isn't my biggest earner as my hubs grow in age and if I build more links to them that figure is likely to increase over time, not to mention the fact that I'm likely to earn more and more every time I add more hubs to my portfolio.


By far the most money that I make is via the Amazon affiliate program. This month is going to be my best so far and I've already earned over $700 in commissions just from my hubs. That's all free traffic to hubs that rank really well in the search engines. To be fair, I'm already pretty accomplished in that area of internet marketing and made over $10,000 last Christmas with Amazon through many of my websites.

The key to making money with Amazon is to target actual product names rather than just write a random hub and stick an Amazon module on it. That way you are getting people at the end of the buying cycle and will more likely make a sale.


 I've not much made money from eBay on my hubs (only $25 this month), but that is probably because I don't really target it much.  But if you ARE interested in earning money from the eBay affiliate program then check out what people are buying at eBay pulse and again, target product names or product categories, eg. starwars toothbrushes to be successful.

and finally,

My own products and affiliate sales

While hubs are not really designed for making traditional sales pages or blatantly spamming a page full of affiliate links (yes I've tried - I am an internet marketer after all), it is still quite easy to make sales through your hubs.  (I make a good $100 to $200 using this method).

Think of your hub similar to article marketing.  Write a good piece of content and add your links in the resource box (or in this case, anywhere on the page that you like).  Personally I like to add one link at the top right of the page, and again at the bottom of the article I've written.  You can see the layout I mean with this hub.  And yes, I know you are smart enough to realise that as well as providing good info for you, I'm also promoting a guide on how to make money with hubpages as well below. 

But it is a really good guide - otherwise I wouldn't have gone to all this trouble.  So (get ready for my pitch), if you want to learn all the easy ways to make money online using HubPages then this is a great little guide (link below) with some good video's on setting up your pages. 

It's targeted more towards beginners, so if you are already an experienced hubber you won't need it, but if you've never made any money with your hubs and want to learn more about it then you can't beat the price.

So there you go.  My next goal is to ready $1,000 per month strictly from my hubs.  I've pretty confident that I'll get there too.  Catch you later.

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KwameG 7 years ago from MS

Nice tips, very forthright and inspiring..Thanks

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traceye 7 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks! Glad you liked them.

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traceye 7 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks CabinGirl! Yes, I'm not a very active member of the forums simply because I think it's a huge timewaster and I only have limited time online to do my work. Thanks for dropping by! Tracey

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LRobbins 7 years ago from Germany

Great suggestions, I can't wait to try them. Thanks!

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uakoko 7 years ago

Hi, Tracy! I read the post you did at Grizzly's site and I am working on a Hub that I am trying to pattern after yours about Elizabeth H.' book. Did you have Adsense ads there. It seems you didn't, but I don't know how you turn them off, or even if you can? My Hub is about Susan Boyle and I wanted to sell her debut album. I signed up at Amazon as an affiliate, but I'm having a little trouble there also. I can't highlight the Amazon link for the CD so I can copy and paste it onto my Hub. Everything else can get highlighted, but not the link. It only gets light blue and doesn't copy. Is it me? Or my computer? I bought the book you are offering and I read it and watched the videos, all of which were very good and I'm very glad I bought it. Thank you for any advice you could (or would!) give me...

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traceye 7 years ago from Australia Author

Hi uakoko,

The adsense ads come up automatically on hubs - you just need to put your adsense id in the section under 'my account' - 'affiliate settings' and then you'll get credit for it.

To get your amazon link just copy and paste the code into notepad or something and then grab just the link that you need. Hope that helps!

Take care,


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Sunga 6 years ago from Lilongwe, Malawi

Great. I now know I am on the right track.

Very helpful hub.

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jomedia 6 years ago

interesting :)

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jerseys4kids.com 5 years ago from Vancouver / Bangkok

Did you reach your goal yet ???

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Joe Bricky 5 years ago from Modesto CA

Very nice information. I clicked on your ebook, but it sent me to a generic parking page. You might want to find out whats up with that.

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traceye 5 years ago from Australia Author

Hi Joe, I took the book down because it contained outdated information. Thanks for the reminder to delete the link! Tracey

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