How to earn money on Hubpages

Hey Carol us fellow hubbers will try to help you get the word out


It takes time, patience, and perseverance to achieve

Hi Carol, I read your hub here and I must say that writing 90 hubs in just 2 months is something to be proud of, and an achievement in itself. "My Two Month anniversary at HubPages" (Her awesome hub she recently wrote, for a 2 month hubpages anniversary)

As for earnings is concerned on hubpages I been here for exactly a year and have earned in total about $110, and at this time I currently have another pay out pending, that will actually be close to that amount. So try to think progressively when it comes to hub views, and pay, also never slow down your pace in my honest opinion, if you expect to earn huge.

The key to hubpages is high quality written hub articles over quantity, but if all of your hubs are generated as top notch quality, as you seem to be doing here judging by your work ethic, editing, etc... as you explained there in your hub, then all it takes is time, a bit of networking with others, and I tend to do a little praying as well (Hehe!).

So, this hub quality thing, which I'm sure you know by now actually pertains to use of white space, positioning content counts a great deal, grammar, spelling, backlinks, relevant links, keyword references, use of great relevant imagery, videos, and capsules placements, consistent use of the video hubs option, and loads more that all spells good SEO or search engine optimization.

Useful Tips for New Hubbers & Seasoned ones as well

  • There's 10 hot hub article links provided below towards the end of this hub, to help anyone with much more detailed info on how much of this is done. (Those links are an example of a how your hubs can be used as a hub resource to relevant articles on hubpages, you've written and from fellow hubbers as well)
  • You may see a good flow of revenue in return on such an investment of your hard working efforts digitally soon, but try not to relate such web success to a time set schedule of pay, because hubpages isn't based on time of stay, hourly pay, or any of those parameters, its primarily based on your overall hubs performance, and other payouts for advertising revenue as well. (Hubpages pay cycles are once a month at the end of each month on the 28th via paypal, if and when you reach the $50 payout threshold or better each time.)
  • Remember this if anything, if and when you manage to write yet a single hub that happens to strike it huge with the online communities, and on the search engines pretty much, well the viral zone! is where it may be headed, and can potentially rake in millions of views for you. (Use Googles Adwords keyword tool to maximize your keywords, when creating hub titles, and subtitles)
  • Oh and don't forget about hub summaries, writing them can be done using the hub capsule area, towards the right of the hub editor, just look for the summary link there (click the summary link and write a good summary up to 2 sentences).
  • Group your hubs - place hubs into specific groupings on your my account section (Click edit group), and especially if you write hubs in the same subject, this helps for your hubs being located on hubpages together with one another, making it a even further hub resource.
  • Use the hubpages learning center often to learn more, and read the terms of use.
  • Make sure when you title hubs at the hub creation process, that it pertains to the relevance of your hubs written contents, and isn't a deceptive title.
  • If you have low performing hubs try the title tuner if you've already edited it a great deal.

Carol777 is a pretty intense hub writer looking to earn it big

Come help support Carol's intense writing efforts, she's already put up 92 hubs in her very first 2 months on hubpages, and that's a highly commendable achievement indeed, lets help her out if we can, and help her achieve success today
Come help support Carol's intense writing efforts, she's already put up 92 hubs in her very first 2 months on hubpages, and that's a highly commendable achievement indeed, lets help her out if we can, and help her achieve success today | Source

More Useful Tips

Master your keywords, as well as inbound hubpages links you will need to create, just use the link capsule. (create a hubpages resources using your hubs and fellow hubbers hubs, to make your hubs easy to navigate - Satisfying the Hubkarma scoring requirement) , watch the trends on yahoo, news sites, social media sites.

Networking scores huge for folks - Meet people get to know them, & share

Learn how to network your hubs both socially, and also on professional networks like Linkedin, Viadeo, Branchout, and many more to potentially catch a viral wave, that's what I managed to do with a few articles here on hubpages, and they're both flourishing here today with high stats.

So try to remember, that there's many ways to get to the top of the search engines, just never quit at trying to master this craft of being a powerful hubber (active communicator), article writer, and hub web editor.

The Hubpages Team


RSS Feeds & Backlinks

Use your hubs RSS Feeds, if you can on your existing blog sites, and or websites, to provide the backlinks for your hubs, besides attempting to create your very own linking archives there.

I'll use an example from my web development website known as FPC-Virtual (its a web designers social network), what I did there was combine the RSS Feeds of multiple hubpages authors onto my official business website, using this link in the RSS category of latest hubs of each hubber (I asked them first of course), here's an example of my RSS Feed "". As long as you manage to create a relevant page that goes with the flow of your content on your website or blog it should work out fine.

I also used a website known as Web RSS, in order to convert these feeds into html codes, for reconfiguration into unique layouts of color, and detailing display. Then I embedded these codes into my website after fully customizing the way I wanted them to appear.

There's all kinds of RSS feed websites that accept our hub feeds, so research will be needed to determine what works best for your articles, here's one though that works wonders as a news feed web location known as the Paper-li website (It uses multiple RSS feeds from external websites to automatically create a website of news feeds, all you need to do is cut the copy and paste the feeds into it), and many more sharing bookmarking avenues such as Stumbleupon, Digg, Delicious, Reddit, Pearltrees, and a great deal more, where you can also share your articles at to gain even more of a following, but be mindful to share with folks on many of these networks as well.

Pearltrees (social curation tool/website) however is one site though that is truly powerful, and may not require your sharing other peoples stuff much, but rather your organizing or curation skills of gathering useful web content others are in search for to be shared.


Stay far away from being overly promotional on hubpages, or overly personal (Hubpages isn't a blogging platform, hubs are professional articles), it gets people booted from the program here, and isn't worth it at all.

This means if you share outbound links or also referred to as backlinks to external websites be advised to never send more then 2 to a single web location in your hubs by means of creating links on such a hub using any linking mechanism via the hub editor (hub violations will end your account if not corrected), unless its to Wikipedia, for link reference purposes in many research articles or as informational resources.

(Backlinking to images generally don't get counted into this equation, as they're meant to provide attribution back to the originator of such images you may have chosen to utilize to protect you from copyright infringement, but hubpages may flag them down as well so be advised, not to use that area incorrectly as well, and be sure to provide the correct attribution if at all applicable.)

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Island Tropical 4 years ago

There is no way to earn 'BIG MONEY' no matter in hubpages or anywhere else online unless we can meet a rich person who is willing to donate money to us.

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

I can see why you stated such a thing, you haven't done much writing here Island Tropical, and so how can you state such a thing, if you haven't yet put in enough effort to give it your all.

Come one bro at least play fair here, we all know that people have earned much more then 10 million views here on hubpages, and that equates to huge earning for sure, you can't fool me. @Island Tropical

My earnings are beginning to get pretty good as well, so I have no clue what your thinking, you might want to rethink things, and try to write more or something.

Earning Big for some people on the web, may very well mean $1000 a month passive income or a little better.

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MaoZedong 4 years ago from Europe

Haha :b

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Hey Mao, that dude is quite funny indeed if that's why you laughed, LOL

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Amen Mike! This is a program for the patient....if one expects to make money after a couple months, one will be greatly disappointed. All of your suggestions are good ones buddy; I still don't do RSS feeds, but I'll get on it this week thanks to this hub. Thank you brother!

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MaoZedong 4 years ago from Europe

The thing is, most people in here are looking for the recipe to find a living online, hence there is such a big interest in the 'Make Money With Hubpages'... cause people truly want to know the answer.. However- the best advice I can give you through thousands of hours of browsing is to write about what interests you and what you have knowledge about, then eventually you will build up an audience who sees you as an autority, and to earn big bucks, you must include some affiliate marketing, since the ad program barely pays for anything ;-)

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

My dear friend @Billybuc, you are a wise man indeed, yes much of this is very well known, that good ole patience part however many folks seem to totally miss out on learning, and go apes banana's like an out of control race horse at first, then they get disillusioned feeling they have failed, even if they manage to submit 1000 hubs to hubpages in the first year or so.

I may have struck a chord here with folks, who feel that disillusionment process, but I know what I am doing on the web today, and I see my performance ratings, stats, and all.

So words in disagreement with my hub here will only be more fuel to keep on doing what I'm doing you know.

Thanks bro for the support as you do so selflessly for me, I owe you one once again bro.

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@MaoZedong, that is an awesome comment bro, I sense your words of wisdom, and they are very productive at that, rather then counter productive as a few others have written earlier.

You seem to have your mind right on how hubbing works for you, ummm I think the only true secrets to hubbing lies there in the 'hubpages learning center', and I hope more hubbers can learn to apply much of the learning there, before they run off into tangents and get lost here.

So many hubbers have done this hubbing without a clue thing, and it shows when you get to their hubs, and realize they haven't applied any of the useful tips, and necessary things it takes to generate a high quality hub in the first place.

Owning a niche is one, and the other is understanding the hidden functions of how the web works period, I know much of it myself, and it cannot be sensed simply by reading a hub I wrote, that part is natural instinct I do believe, because some of us are technical experts at heart and mind, some unfortunate other are simply not today. That is the plain old truth, point blank. (Knowledge of image editing, video creation, and video implementation as well as usage is huge in this department)

Thanks for pointing out aspects of affiliate marketing, but I did indeed satisfy that condition in this hub as well, with the affiliate ad's portion.

There's so much involved with it all, it may take a college course to learn it all, but people who are very determined to break the codes here, are the one who learn to simply take a step by step approach to understanding how to hub effectively.

They also are the ones who will be the ones who shine, and especially if they are already a professional in some sort of field, prior to becoming a hubpages author, they may have already owned a niche prior to becoming a hubbers, and may have 10's of 1000's of high quality articles to publish here and move completely from other locations, so you never know.

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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

I learned something new after reading this article. The title turner which I had a little fun using this tool and now I hope it works. This article was useful for me.

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philliden 4 years ago

Earning big here takes a lot of patience. And you really need to follow the guidelines set by Admin to sustain. I have a friend who has got his account closed because of repeated violation. He had reached a 500 pageviews per day, until it was closed. Good thing that Hubpages paid him for his total earnings. This is a great hub! And I will be one of the few who will be supporting carol.

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@Flashmakeit, thanks you for showing your supportive kind words here, yes the title tuner is ignored mostly I do believe, and its set out to help adjust them keywords we use so that they become more search engine friendly for sure.

I'm so happy you found my hub here of use to you, see you soon in yours.

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@philliden, Yes it does take a great of patience, it also takes some pretty intense hub creating techniques as well, which I learned from many hubber simply by studying how the place their content onto the screen here, mostly.

As for the hub violations, oh yes indeed I seen many hubber get removed from this network, and mainly because they haven't took the time to research into what they should or shouldn't be doing here on hubpages, and so it is imperative to learn of the rules here, such as in the terms of use, which I also supplied the relevant info, and link to it here for people who seem to skip that aspect of being a hubber.

I do indeed appreciate your productive and positive insight here, and it's definitely something people may also learn from, thanks, and its nice to meet you digitally today.

Oh and thanks for giving Carol some hubloving support, we all need a digital lift up from time to time, you know. I just met her recently, but she supports me today as well, and so paying it forward is what I do best on hubpages.

Cheers to a powerful united hubpages community today, many of us are here for one another, that's one thing for sure, and you are one of them, so is Bill, and also Flashmakeit. Go super hubbers!

Lloyd Thompson 4 years ago

I appreciate your time and work, but in all honesty $110.00 a year in very insubstantial. If it were per week it might be something one could actually use.

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Yes indeed @Lloyd it surely is very low, but thinking progressively, as the stats I'm accumulating here continues to pile up, what do you think that will equate to in 3 years from now, 10 years from now, and so on and so fourth. Especially after I reach 10,000 high quality articles (hubs) written which is a goal I do have, and will reach if the lord permits.

There really is no telling, but if you ever took statistics in school, college or what have you, you would also know that viral status, and all can literally take such a number into the infinite zone of potential of unlimited earnings today.

The digital sky is the limit here today, we have so many ways to make it, it's imperative to write like a mad man in my book, because you never know when, and how that single article may simply take off into the stratosphere or that of the digital cosmos, and one of mine has already, its actually close to 10,000 views on its own, and it just got going on the web.

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Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

Voted Up, Interesting, Useful and Shared!!! Regardless of what some of the comments state, your Hub is honest and helpful to those that read through.

I knew this wasn't a get rich quick scheme and it does take patience and dedication. From some of the questions and comments on HubPages there are some that have the impression that they write one Hub and will become think that is very unrealistic.

HubPages to me is for people who enjoy writing and have a message that they want to share with others. If money is earned than that is just a bonus and every little bit counts (at least in my life it

Quality is the most important. There are days that I don't post anything because I don't think the quality is there.

Wishing you the very best and continued success!!! Awesome Job!!!

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wendi_w 4 years ago from Midwest

Very useful hub, I understand the frustrations of many new hubbers who are looking for a full time income from writing hub pages, I felt the same way when I joined, all full of hope and dreams. As time has went by though I realized the real value in hub pages is in improving my writing or giving me a forum. I have personally been here 3 years and write sporadically, I am also a student and mother of 3 teens though. I look at hub pages as a tool in which I can practice and improve my writing in a more enjoyable and less critical way then my college writing while learning the ropes. I enjoy reading articles about how to make money on hubs though for that day when I devote myself to writing. I also want to comment on your productivity 90 hubs in 2 months is nothing short of flat out amazing!

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks @Patty Kenyon, nope hubbing to earn a passive income takes true dedication I must agree with you, and no matter if its a single hub written that attracts millions of viewers, or 100 to 200 hubs written that attracts less then 10,000 views.

It all takes hard work digitally that is, knowledge, skills, expertise in any craft, hobby, career, or anything that interest us today, and so much more, which this hub definitely has covered, and guides folks to with all the useful hub resources, I wrote over my 1st year here.

Nice comment, and thanks for sharing with me, oh and I pay them negative folks no mind, and let them fuel my worded fires to write more anyhow, lol.

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

The person who was responsible for the 90 hubs in 2 months, was Carol777, I was inspired to help her and to respond to her hub with this one pretty much.

Thanks for your insight here it was well accepted, and respected as well.

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Island Tropical 4 years ago

1000 is very hard...

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prospectboy 4 years ago from Texas

This is a very informative hub. I definitely learned some new tricks while reading it. The hubber that has written 90 hubs in 2 months sounds extremely dedicated. I'm going to have to check out her hub on this. Great information again. Voted up, useful, and shared.

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

i, for one, most definitely appreciate your efforts! Thank you! i am a slow learner and need to be told more than often avoid these types of articles - as, quite honestly - i am intimidated by all the techie jargon - i just write and i don't care if i make money - i just want people to laugh, love, learn... - but, YOURS - i find most readable and helpful..

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Whidbeywriter 4 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

Great information, I love writing on hubpages - it's fun and if there is money to be had....well that's even better. Thanks - voted up and interesting.

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@Island Tropical, oh yes indeed it is and was, not sure what your referring to exactly though, but I must comment back anyhow, hehe!

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@prospectboy, I'm glad you found my hub to be of help to you, I did my best to explain, and make visible all the unseen hidden stuff most new hubbers have no clue about, and also a great deal of seasoned ones as well.

Enjoy! and thanks for giving my hub a good read, and for sharing with me.

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@ImKarn23, That's cool if you care not for the money, I don't either after all I'm only earning about $30 a month on average at the moment, and that won't even pay for 2 folks at the movies with some popcorn or sodad, LOL.

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@Whidbeywriter, I'm happy you liked my hub here, and your very much welcome. Thank you for the vote, and for sharing my hub with me.

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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I agree with billybuc that this isn't for everyone and that above all you need to be a good writer. Since this is a community of writers, you have to realize not everyone will follow you simply because they like one hub of yours. You have to engage the reader which in effect is a step of relationship building. Great tips will only count so much if you're going to continuously negate the help that's been given to you. I appreciate your tips and have recently found title tuner a good help for me. Thanks so much for sharing!

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

I couldn't have said it better myself Alecia, thanks for the awesome insight here, and for sharing with me on my hub.

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nightnight 4 years ago from UK

Appreciate the article.... I also enjoyed reading through the comments. Subscribed :)

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks @Nightnight hey you have a pretty unique screen name, I like it, oh and its nice to have met you here on hubpages.

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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

As always, a good hub with good tips. Effort has a lot to do with writing hubs, quality is also behind how you treat your followers, they can keep your hubs going.

I'm dealing with some issues HP doesn't like right now with one of my hubs, but I'm baffled as to what's wrong. Oh well, c'est la vie.

Voted up and interesting.

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@tillsontitan, than you for your insight here, we all are dealing with hubpages raising the regulations here and all, and I feel for what your going through, good luck on it all.

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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

As a follow up I had to add I have gotten two very nice emails from the HP team and think I may have solved my problem.

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

It's always good to here of good news as you have just been informed Tillsontitan, and I know such news shall help you continue on your positive successful pathway on hubpages and beyond.

Good luck on it all and more power to you, thanks again for responding and following up here.

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gfcampbell 4 years ago

Thank you for the heads up. Your hub is quite informative. I just started and am no quite sure as to which road to take. There are three things out of all the info that remains with me (1) master your keywords (2) network your hubs and (3) master the craft.

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@gfcampbell, your very much welcome, I didn't know much of this stuff from when I first joined it here on hubpages, and wish I had know it, but along the way I found hubs written by some cool hubbers that helped me as well, and I'm simply repaying the favor that was given to me.

Good luck, and thanks for sharing with me, and giving my hub a good read.

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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I kind of feel bad for those people who join HubPages thinking they are going to be making big bucks in a short period of time. I started HP as a hobby, more or less, then after I started making a little money, and I suddenly like my hobby more!

I don't think the Title Tuner is working anymore. I used to use it , but now I get the message that there are NO suggestions.

I don't use RSS because I'm not smart enough to figure it out!

Thanks for taking the time and effort to pass along these tips for us.

I voted this UP, etc.

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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Yes Mary you are right, it truly takes the love of your craft and once we all figure out our niche, our editing process enhances itself, and once we publish a single article it has unlimited potential to take off.

So yeah I understand that many people get frustrated, and so that's why i try my hardest to help all those from getting discouraged, and do what I can to share fairly for folks to get noticed here besides my own digital works.

Thanks for the comment and for sharing with me lately, that was truly awesome of you to do, and I will surely repay the favor in due time.

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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

I haven't been writing on here for very long, but I am enjoying it so far. Your article was both informative and also very helpful. Thankyou.

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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

yw @Anna Haven, glad you felt that this hub came to some use to you. It's a fun place to learn about writing online for sure, and I love it here.

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SkySlave 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Your positivity goes a long way. An inspiring article encouraging us all to push forward in the hubpages community. Thanks for the insight! - Skyler

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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@SkySlave, Thank you for the cool comment and for sharing with me. Yup! hubbing for a more positive outcome is imperative today, and anything else is otherwise in my most humble and honest opinion. So I shall keep on keeping on :)

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