How to generate more income on HubPages through its affiliates

We should really work hard in order to earn monetization with our articles on HubPages. Affiliates that are helping achieve our goals are eBay, Amazon and Google AdSense, aside from the new HubPages Ad Program.

Affiliates of this online writing site are updating its program, aside from referrals of products. To understand how it works, let us review the policies and programs of each affiliate and maximize its earning potential.

Some hubbers claim to earn more than $1,000 dollars monthly. That's what I've read at the live feed of this site. My own experience may not even live up to that bracket or earning status where I'll just be expecting my third payout on September, since my inclusion at this writing community way back September 2009.

So, aside from hubbing or submitting articles everyday, let's take a deeper look as to why others are making this site as source of passive income.

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Google AdSense and its Panda ranking algorithm

Denial was the first that I encountered with Google AdSense. This affiliate cautioned me to review my hubs so that it may not be rated as substandard or inferior. It's not only expounding on a simple facts, but a hub should also abide with the policies of this monetizing account.

Google's advertising network AdSense is responsible in placing text ads to HubPages and other non-Google sites. HP gives 60% of the ad revenue to each unique user.

AdSense products are:

  • AdSense for Content
  • AdSense for Domain
  • AdSense for Search
  • AdSense for Mobile Content
  • AdSense for Feeds

For each AdSense product, you can customize the titles of your hubs or your blog site apart from HubPages. New custom channels for each hub will breakdown and saturate search results; thereby competing with other writers who have similar titles.

If you're just starting adding customized titles of your hubs on each product, you can prioritize the latest, the hottest, the best of your hubs and a lot more. I am concentrating on Search because online users usually write phrases or exact words where my hubs can surface at the first page of the results. More often than not, they'll open your article or even linger on it, if it has all the details they want to know.

Meanwhile, an update was made last February, 2011. It is called Google's Panda ranking algorithm that can detect original contents from copied and modified ones

What the HubPages CEO Paul Edmonson did in order to combat the sudden plunking of traffic at the site. He offered every user free subdomain in order to optimize small sites or accounts of registered hubbers. The strategy is similar to other publishing sites that have subdomains like Wordpress, Tumblr and Blogger (blogspot of Google).

Meanwhile, YouTube which is also affiliated with Google doesn't require subdomain.

Once you opened a Google Account, your username and password will also apply in your AdSense, YouTube, Blogger and Analytics accounts.


eBay and Amazon

eBay, the world's largest auction and selling site encourages online users to participate in its activities. Opportunities, like auctioning, selling or even becoming an agent are out in the box.

Activating your eBay account with HubPages is not as easy as you may think. You have to get an eBay sub-domain that you should activate.

Like Amazon, you can earn from a third party referral. The clicks that have been accumulated on the products you've linked on your hubs will be converted into cash.

These two online shipping sites are in competition with each other. It's up to us, hubbers to recommend related items with your hubs that will aid for the promotion of such items, whether it's a book, CD or DVD movies, household items or memorabilia.

Updating your online shopping sites will include your shopping or wish list, your personal recommendation and your acquired or sold items. You can promote your personalized online stores, through HubPages, your blog site and social media (Facebook,Twitter, Tumblr, Orkut, MySpace or even Tagged).

There's a lot of opportunities that will be opened for you, once you activate your account on this two online shopping sites. You can publish you e-books at Amazon, be an auctioneer at eBay and lots of options that will come your way.

Webinars, etc.

There are webinars that are conducted by Google AdSense in order to know the basics on how all the terminologies in earning online work.

You can subscribe to it, even if you miss one segment or session. Your e-mail account will be updated from time to time regarding about the function of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Google Adwords and more.

You may say, having an affiliate is a lot of ticks and tacks or punches on your computer's keyboard. Yes, I will agree with you. It's so tiring. With just a wrong click, you may end up receiving 'denial advisory' from the affiliate.

But if you really want to customize your earnings on this site, you must be updated with all the goings-on in this virtual writing community.


Remember: It's a No-No to click your own Google ads or even click you own eBay and Amazon referrals. Making a wrong click may even risk your hub of being rejected or deleted.

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chamilj 5 years ago from Sri Lanka

Thanks for valuable tips and advises. Voted up!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@chamilj: You're welcome. It's nice of you to hub-visit. I hope this could help others who are just starting to get acquainted with the intricacies of writing online and how to make money from it.


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Influentialdesire 5 years ago from New York City

Thank for the advice appreciate it im new to HubPages myself and am very interested in making income from my writing appreciate it. Voted up!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@Influentialdesire: I'm still learning the ropes of those affiliates. As much as I can, I will still share, part and parcel, what I've learned on it.

Thanks for dropping by. :D


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HennieN 5 years ago from South Africa

Great hub. Very easy to see form you hub that you have been here for a while! Thanks for the great advice.


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thesailor 5 years ago from Seven Seas

Such an inspiring hub to live up to the challenge of the affiliates. Thanks for the tips, travel man!


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

You ve done well with this hub. I am grateful.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

Yes, there are some kernels of gold in this hub. Thanks for sharing it. I have to look into the ebay and amazon affiliate programs to see how I can take advantage of them.


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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin

Thanks for the advice. I'm still learning and spend most of my time confused about what exactly I am supposed to be doing to get more views and make more money. You wrote this hub in terms I can understand!


masmasika 5 years ago

thank you for sharing. Just like pedrn44, I am also very confused about what's going on online. I have been writing online for more than three years and I write for a few writing sites but when it comes to the new technology I am always lost. thanks for sharing this great hub. voted up


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stefanwirawan1 5 years ago from Malaysia

thank you for the information


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blairtracy 5 years ago from Canada

Thank-you. Any advice is greatly appreciated.


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truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Pretty good breakdown on all the affiliates. Thanks for the advice.


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d-richie93 5 years ago

I remeber asking you a question on this topice recently. So thank you for answering it. Your information is well appreciated. Hubpages has given me income through the share something another contest for which I am really greatful.Thank you for your encouragement travelman1971 and I hope that you will earn enough money to the point where you can retire early- well that is my aim. The truth is that alot of persons think that the ineternet has get rich quick schemes. in my experience this is not true. Anyone who is adverstising them are trying to get rich quick from scamming people trying to get rich quick. And for those on hubpages yes you can make some extra cash from hubpages. but the truth is it is very unlikely for you to make a lot from just one hub. I only have ten and income is only trickling in cent by cent. But if I had 50 times that amount of hubs that would be what ever amout times 50. Also you have to note that you cant just write your hub leave and then expect to make money...it is almost like a job...you have to pay attention to it. Again my friend I am very thankful for something like this especially because I was one of those who requested it from you..I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@HennieN: Thanks for noticing that I've been here for a while. I've learned all the lessons on how to make better hubs. I'm thankful that there are many helpful writers here and the accommodating staff.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@thesailor: It's a hit-and-miss thing regarding strategies of having affiliates. I've been working to get and know more tricks to fully utilize it to generate more scales on readership and monetization as well.

Thanks for dropping by.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@ubanichijioke: You're welcome! I feel it's important to share genuine nuggets of ideas that will benefit this writing community, especially about HP affiliates.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@ubanichijioke: You're welcome! I feel it's important to share genuine nuggets of ideas that will benefit this writing community, especially about HP affiliates.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@joelrq08: Thanks for the hub-visit. Many hubbers will advise you the best possible ways to earn a passive income here on HubPages. Good luck on your writing.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@Phil Plasma: I agree with you, Phil. It's up to us, hubbers to fill our pockets with those kernels. It will take time but it's worth the wait.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@pedrn44: Learning about affiliates is a continuing process for me. I made errors at first; still trying to maximize its potentials and from time to time, I update whatever tips the management is freely giving us.

Thanks and happy hubbing!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@masmasika: There's a lot to discover when using such affiliates. Each of us should discover it by ourselves and we can also receive lots of perks or freebies. Good luck!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@stefanwirawan1: You're vey much welcome. Feel free to serach for the most useful hubs here. Fellow hubbers are all helpful to newbies. Happy writing!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@stefanwirawan1: Thanks for gracing this hub. I hope it helps you start wisely on HubPages.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@blairtracy: Thank you so much for having the time reading my hub. Much appreciate, too!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@truthfornow: Thanks for the hub-visit. I really have to give emphasis on HP's affiliates because they're the ones making clicks and impressions into a passive income of a hubber.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@d-richie93: Yes. Thanks for remembering. A lot of attention should be done when hubbing.

It takes a lot of caring to see the result and harvest the fruits of your hubs in the future.

Just be patient. You'll surely have it.


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carolp 5 years ago from Switzerland

Thanks for this useful information. As of now i really don't have any income in HP, maybe a few USD. Well i hope it will be getting better, and i enjoy to be in HP.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@carolp: It will come in time. Just be patient and you'll receive your initial payout.

As for me, I'm on my third payment sometime on October. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for it.

Thanks for dropping by.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@carolp: It will come in time. Just be patient and you'll receive your initial payout.

As for me, I'm on my third payment sometime on October. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for it.

Thanks for dropping by.

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