How Can I Make Money Writing at HubPages?

How I Get a Check from Google Every Month

Yeah yeah...ya gotta admit - the title got you here: Who could resist the title "How Can I Make Money Writing at HubPages?" (and actually I was quite shocked that title was still available) Really though, all you gotta do is send me $19.95 plus a self addressed stamped envelope and I will share all my hubbing secrets with you. Money back if you don't make at least .01 in your first year...oops I meant to say guaranteed results! Or better yet, make your first $100,000 online. No secrets, no start-up costs, no work! Just sit back and watch the money ROLL IN.

NOT.

What I can honestly share with you is my little exodus here on HubPages, how it's been working for me, some of the things I do and how I made over $400 in one month last year (and get a check from Google every month now) Now that folks is the real deal - I honest to goodness get a check every month now. It's not going to pay my mortgage but it is a blessed beginning. And we all have to start somewhere!

There Is No Such Thing as a "Get Rich Quick" Scheme

So let's get down to brass tacks here - I know you all really just wanna know "How did I make $400 on HubPages last year in one month?" And admit it, you want the secrets to my success. You want to start cranking out those hubs so you can pull in some big bucks. OK then. I'm not going to talk to you about SEO, CPM, or any of those other techie terms here - I'm just gonna talk to you about some basic 101 writing stuff. Hubbers thoughts straight from a hubber that actually makes a little bit of money doing what she loves...

First of all, I'm not a techie. I am pretty good on the internet so that helps alot. Being able to take my own photos and video is a nice addition to my writing. Being a social butterfly has also helped me to market - market and market my work (you notice that emphasis on marketing)

Market my work you ask? How the heck do I do that? Well you need to start by becoming a social butterfly. For more on how to network check out my hub here. It has lots of good tips about social networking.

Also, most importantly - WRITE! Whether it's in the bathroom, the motor home collecting dust out in your front yard or at the library...get those words down on paper. I have written over 100 hubs now, and have more to say about that here.

Don't be a Bad Spelller!!

And when you write, make sure that you use the spell checker! There is nothing that will discredit your writing more than poorly put together sentences and words with spelling errors. To understand how to use the HubPages spell checker take a look at my hub here on how to use the spell check feature. Very importunt! (did you catch that?)

It is also very important to engage with your fellow hubbers. It is good for you and good for them to get to know each another. The forums are a good place to start, and reading others hubs and commenting is a great way to get to know some terrific people here on HubPages. It also doesn't hurt to write a hub about sexy hubbers. (I got to know many of my fellow hubbers this way. Just remember I'm gonna write another hot sexy hubbers hub so don't steal my idea, K?)

Don't Be Afraid To Toot Your Own Horn - Just Not Too Loudly

It's also OK to brag a little (just don't let it go to your head!) If you reach a milestone write about it! Or post it in the forum. Other hubbers are rooting for you and the encouragement is contagious. I can't tell you how many times I've hit a block for a bit and other hubbers have been there to encourage me to keep on keeping on. We are here to help one another.

And speaking of encouragement, if you have tips and advice to share, then share them. "What goes around comes around", like the old adage says. If we can't help support one another, then "Houston we have a problem!". I am not saying to give all your secrets away (you can if you want, BTW my email address is on my profile - just email them all to me..hehee)

Seriously though, HubPages is like a big writers think tank. The more we share the better this site will be and the better we will be as people and as writers.

Poll on Hubbers Experiences

Did you come to HubPages expecting quick money?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I thought I would do better than I have
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I Made over $40 on Google Adsense One Day

OK so you notice I've had you hanging on the edge waiting for that first bit of advice - on "How can I make money on Hubpages?" and how did I make over $400 in one month last year and most importantly, how do I get a check every month now from Google Adsense? If you got this far then my writing style is working because...

Keeping readers interested is very important. Start with a catchy relevant title, carry your message throughout the body of your hub and conclude (like an essay) in your wrap-up. Good hubs engage, give vital information, and communicate something important to the reader. Engage your reader in your story so they can relate to you. That's one of the beauties of HubPages - we get to engage in our creative writing skills! We don't just have to write a boring product review - we can write a fun one with examples of our own experience with the product (see there's one of my secrets, you just got a free one there)

So how did I have that one marvelous $400 dollar month last year?

By writing a hub about a hot topic that won't go away anytime soon - the $700 Billion Dollar Bailout Bill. I'm not fully clear what happened with this hub but I can tell you that it sailed to the top page of Google News, RANKING NUMBER 1 ON PAGE 1 - and was there for quite some time last year. Unfortunately I don't have that screen shot because I had a computer crash and didn't have a backup, but I will tell you that was one fun ride! One day I made over $40 on Adsense and I almost fell out! How exciting was that!

And how long did it take me to start getting a monthly check from Google AdSense? It took about 10 months into my HubPages journey, and since then I think there has been only been one month that I did not get a check. Yes my days fluctuate but I know that with perseverance I will one day be making a full time living on the Internet as a writer. Publishing on the internet is not for the faint of heart - you need to make a commitment to being serious about your writing if you really want to make money at it, but it is possible. I am proof positive of that - and this is how I made money writing here at HubPages.

Follow my advice in some of my other hubs and links that I have posted here, engage and learn from other great hubbers like Darkside, Lissie, Marisa Wright, Mark Knowles, Relache, Robie2, PGrundy, Shirley Anderson, Chris A,Habee and Misha who have been there and done that (forgive me any hubbers that I left out - just can't name you all) Read their hubs and other great writers here about how to make money on Hubpages and start writing down that yellow brick road. Good luck and see you around the Hub!

(Oh yes and BTW - here are my REAL SECRETS to my hubbing success)

And last but not least, if you want to give your best shot at writing...go here to sign up for HubPages. Good luck and have fun writing!

Second Ranking on Google Page 1

This one of my better performing hubs - Cash Your Check at Walmart. It rides high in Google rankings and has lots of interesting comments.
This one of my better performing hubs - Cash Your Check at Walmart. It rides high in Google rankings and has lots of interesting comments. | Source

Dorsi at 100 on HubPages - I Strive to Do my Best

I strive to be a good writer. It's not about reaching 100 but 100 sure is nice! Patting yourself on the back is OK.
I strive to be a good writer. It's not about reaching 100 but 100 sure is nice! Patting yourself on the back is OK. | Source

Dorsi - 2 Years On HubPages as a Writer

It's hard to believe that I've been here for 2 years writing at HubPages. Perseverance is paying off and I have a virtual medal to show for it!
It's hard to believe that I've been here for 2 years writing at HubPages. Perseverance is paying off and I have a virtual medal to show for it! | Source

My Dog Got Hit by a Car - Number 1 Page 1 Google

This is a hub near and dear to my heart - about my beloved Karma getting hit by a car. I decided to write about the symptoms of shock in a dog and it has helped alot of people. Peoples whose dogs get hit by cars come to my hub to grieve and talk.
This is a hub near and dear to my heart - about my beloved Karma getting hit by a car. I decided to write about the symptoms of shock in a dog and it has helped alot of people. Peoples whose dogs get hit by cars come to my hub to grieve and talk. | Source

How to Vaccinate a Puppy - Google Page 1 Ranked 2

An informative hub about how to give your puppies shots (vaccinations) This hub has helped people learn how to do this themselves. Not for the faint of heart but doable!
An informative hub about how to give your puppies shots (vaccinations) This hub has helped people learn how to do this themselves. Not for the faint of heart but doable! | Source

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LeonJane 6 years ago from Australia

Great hub here Dorsi, with heaps of information. You're sure to do well with this one, and with an attractive title like that who could resist? Good one to bookmark, thanks.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Great hub. I would like to make $400 a month on Google.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you very much for all your information and help.


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Successful Living 6 years ago from Prague, Czech Republic

It's great you could share your secrets to success on Hubpages, Dorsi. So many come to HubPages expecting they can make money online with not much work. But HubPages or any other online enterprise definitely takes a lot of work in order to earn money. This is not a get-rich quick scheme.

This hub and others you've written all speak about the need to be passionate about what you write, enjoy people and helping others. That's what it's really all about!


sooz 6 years ago

So where does one get the "hot" ideas to write about from? And who or what is the judge of what's "hot"? Do you simply start writing about something you know something about or do you take a topic, do some research, write about it and hope for the best? It's all still a bit of a blur... albeit getting clearer little by little.


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shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

Well talent and great marketing ability always wins through in the end! Nice one Dorsi! x


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

Leon Jane)Thanks for bookmarking! And stopping by!

Sandyspider) You can! Perseverance will pay off!

Hellohello) Thanks!

Successfulliving) Yes, the successful pursuit of anything requires time and patience, which some people think they can "skip that part" and get right to the money. Thanks for the comment!

Sooz) Write about things that you are passionate about, know alot about or like to do research on. Or write about your own personal experiences. Any of those make good writing material.

Shazwellyn) Thank-you!


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teja99 6 years ago from World

Nice info, thanks.


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Ign Andy 6 years ago from Green Home Office

Great, it is very useful for me a new huber. I never serious about adsense. After reading your hub, now I see something new.


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

Thanks teja99 and yw)

Glad it helped Ign Andy!


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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Thank you Dorsi for your information and knowledge! It was you the one that I seen on Hubpages that started me to write here!!! Hey, when you get a chance, come visit me! Blessings!!!


123camelia 6 years ago

Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love reading more on this topic. If possible, as you gain knowledge, would you mind updating your blog with extra information? It is extremely useful for me.


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

DrPastorCarlotta) Thanks for stopping by and reading. I am blessed that you came here to Hubpages through me, and am excited about all the blessings your hubs have reaped. I will stop by and see you!!

123cameilia) I certainly will update with any new advice and tips I have for hubbing!


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

Dorsi-- lveo this hub, it gives me hope, I've cracked that magic $100 mark but $400 seems to be a bit far away,s till this hub is bookmarked and rated up. and stumbled upon of coruse, excellent information, worth several reads.


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

Rebecca E) Thanks and I'm sure you will "crack" that next milestone. I've found that it's like a snowball that gains momentum as time goes on...the more we write, the more it grows...and grows....


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IzzyM 6 years ago from UK

Just read this hub (all of it) and have all your links ready open in tabs to read next!

You've done a great job of engaging the reader from start to finish. I love to hear success stories like yours :)


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

Thank-you IzzyM!


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ParadiseForever 6 years ago from Chennai, India.

Nice Hub Dorsi. Now I understood how you got the 96 hubscore so easily and also top positioned several times in google

front pages. While I appreciate, I envy you very much. Great attractive writing skill. Keep writing. God Bless you.


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

Dorsi, I don't know how I missed you. Forgive a newbie. =:) I like your style and promise to read as many of your articles as I can. Thank you for the affirmation that professionalism, courtesy, participation and a love of writing (talent helps) are the key components to success on Hubpages.


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

ParadiseForever) Thank you for the very kind comments. God bless you too.

Winsome) Thanks for fanning me. There are so many good writers here.It's always good to hear from fellow hubbers/writers... We can inspire one another!


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traderx 6 years ago from Las Vegas

The key to making some extra money is to not go about it like that. Create hubs you enjoy writing about, participate in the community and success will come. If you want to speed it up, work on getting outside traffic to your hubs also.


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

traderx) I think that is probably one of the most important things - write about your passions and/or experiences. It works well for me. And outside traffic = very important.


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robie2 6 years ago from Central New Jersey

Hi Dorsi and thanks for this informative and meaty hub which gives the real true story of what writing for the internet in general and hubpages in particular is like-- as always an interesting read and a good professional job. I've been more on my personal blogs and writing for www.eyeonlifemag.com lately, but have been missing Hubpages -- I miss the community and the special atmosphere here. It seemed to have disappeared for awhile, but now it is back and so am I :-) Great work as always. Thumbs up


lyricsingray 6 years ago

Amazingly helpful wow and must have taken a great deal of work. Thank You, helped me and I hope many others read this, great idea to post on FB, where I found the link. Awesome Girl!

Cheers

Kimberly


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

Robie) Nice to see you. I was out of the loop for awhile here too. I think it's pretty normal for us writers who seem to juggle many things! I love HubPages, I think it has been the best thing that could have happened for my writing career. Thanks for stopping by and reading!!

lyricsingray) Thank-you very much and glad it helped. I hope that it gives other writers encouragement to see that their stories do matter. And if they want to make an income at it, IT IS possible!!


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AlanSwenson 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

That screen shot says you are #1 for "My dog got HOT by a car" and not hit. I think you need a new screen shot.


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

Alan) Wow that's too funny. Guess the key words work for the word "hot" too...lol


mike 6 years ago

you need to integrate adsense or any other revnue generation program.


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

mike) Yes Adsense is important!


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unbeatablekid 6 years ago from Michigan

thanks!


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

unbeatablekid) YW!!


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Neil Ashworth 6 years ago from United Kingdom

I like this hub. Good info and well put together.


hubpageswriter 6 years ago

A very well put hub. Good efforts will prove results. Thanks for this hub.


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

Thanks Neil and hubpageswriter for coming by. Yes results happen when you remain steady!


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Bloget 6 years ago from Minnesota

Awesome! Thank you for sharing your persistance...Your efforts prove it ! ;-)


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

Bloget) Thanks and your welcome!


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joax 6 years ago

Nice. I was wondering if it was at all possible to make money on this site, now I realize it is. I'll follow some of these methods.


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

Joax) Thanks for coming by and glad the hub on making money here encouraged you!


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PurpleOne 6 years ago from Canada

Dorsi, you wrote this a while ago so you must be doing even better now! I love reading success stories like this one. Congrats! :)


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

PurpleOne) It's been about 8 months ago that I wrote this, and my adsense income is clipping along, netting at least $200 a month now and heading for 3. Slowly but surely is the key! Thanks for reading and commenting. (and as my hubs age, they are doing better and better- at least particular ones are)


Hemendra Kumar Saini 5 years ago

Yeah really great hub about making money with Google adsense, it is really an art to engage your article readers with what you have done. otherwise they kick you out from the league. Also checkout my blog about making money with google adsense tips http://www.answersfm.com/2011/06/top-101-google-ad...


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Dorsi 5 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

@Hemendra) Good tips about Goggle Adsense. Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to link to my hub here too.


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myfacelikemirror 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing these useful tool.


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Dorsi 5 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

@myfacelikemirror) YW!


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Mala Srivastava 4 years ago from India

very informative hub


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ignugent17 4 years ago

I am almost one year in hubpages and I am still learning how to do things. Thank you very much for this useful hub Dorsi.


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Dorsi 4 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

ignugent17) Congrats on your 1st year milestone. Thanks for coming by and glad the hub helped!


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

I've been here for just over a year and am starting to see some real returns. It was helpful to read about your experience, so thank you.


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Dorsi 2 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

Flourish, glad to see you are seeing some results. I now get a nice residual income every month from HP. :-) Hope this happens for you too.

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