How To Generate Money On Hubpages

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In this article I will be very blunt and to the point. You can make money on hubpages but it will take a great deal of time, effort and dedication. When you start on hubpages you will not make much, possibly for months. You must be diligent and put up hubs everyday. You must be involved in the hubpage community and answer questions, view others hubs and keep coming back with a lot of activity.

They always say for writers to write what they know and on hubpages it is as true as with stories, novels, etc. Find your niche, the subjects that interest you can make great articles if you really work on it. Take something you truly enjoy and make it into something others can enjoy as well.

In my experience I have found that people respond to things they can relate to. Writing a hub about an injustice and what you feel about it can gain a lot of comments and opinions but primarily help you build a following that often agree with what you are doing. Charing a common problem like recurring headaches or the lose of a loved one can also garner a lot of readership. People want to be made to feel that they are not alone in this life and that they are not the only ones feeling and dealing with these types of things.

Comments I can say about hubpages system are as follows: You Hubber number and the number on your hubs is key to success on Hubpages. Things that will increase your hubber number are: Writing hubs everyday, commenting on others hubs, replying to comments on your hubs, hopping hubs and writing hubs that interest many people. The hub number on each hub depends on the popularity of your subject and what they general population on hubpages think of your article. Write it professionally and chose something you know people want to read by thinking about what you want to read.

Also combine your interests if you have a youtube channel where you make a specific type of video, a website that showcases your art, have a job that is of interest write a hub on it. If the hub has some genuine appeal to it and is written well it can help you gain traffic to your videos or draw more attention to your art.

Steer clear of one time subjects as much as possible. A lot of people will write reviews on film or albums that have just been released of are about to be. Even I have done it. This can give you a lot of views initially but once the the album or film loses steam so does your hub. The idea with hubpages is to create a following over time where even months after writing a hub you still have at least a few views a day on each hub. This won't happen with hubs about subject matter that is no longer relevant after a given time.

Sometimes you may feel like writing a rant or politically, socially or otherwise charged hub. This is OK but don't make it every hub. Remain neutral in your replies to someone leaving a comment. If others have strong opinions that are in opposition of yours let them know that even if you don't agree with them that you respect their opinion and still want to hear it. The comments section of the hub is meant to be a discussion and shouldn't just be one sided. If you don't want to hear opposing views you should remove the comments section from your hub.

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mljdgulley354 profile image

mljdgulley354 4 years ago

This was a very informative hub. Thank you for sharing. I love to write but am not all that diversified in my writing. I do hope my hubs will touch those who read them and be of encouragement. But I will probably not make a lot of money on them


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

mljdgulley354 - You can make money if you write hubs that many people can identify with or find interesting. I'm sure if you write from your heart you have a good chance :)


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

Great hub and some really insightful tips on evergreen versus seasonal hubs. Sometimes it is really hard to resist writing about the holidays or a fantastic movie, but you are right about the real money being in those subjects that endure.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

DonnaCosmato - I agree it can be fun to sometimes write a hub that is up to the minute I would just make these the rarer variety. But it isn't so bad sometimes.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

This is a great hub--honest and I appreciate that


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Travel Blogs 4 years ago from The world

Great tips! Now working on my hubber score!


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

AudreyHowitt - I figured I would get right to the heart of the matter and share what I've learned on how to best make money on hubpages. I am still learning, but maybe what I've found out so far can help others. Thanks for reading!


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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

Lots of sensible tips and suggestions here. Both new hubbers and seasoned ones should read this.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

Travel Blogs - I included some things I think will help hubber score at least from what I have experienced, hope it helps you.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

jpcmc - We did our best I hope that our tips on making money on hubpages will help seasoned hubbers as well as new hubbers. We are not the ultimate experts but think the ideas should help.


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qamarjaved 4 years ago from usa

Very nice hub and tips


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mvaivata 4 years ago

Really great article. You actually inspired me, and gave me some really good ideas. Thank you!


Kieran Gracie 4 years ago

I think that the term 'making money' is relative. A newcomer to HubPages would probably think it means hundreds of dollars a day, whereas the reality is more like hundreds of cents a day (if you are lucky!). Most people write Hubs either for pleasure or for links to their real income sites, or both.


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avan989 4 years ago from maryland

good tips


SusieQ42 4 years ago

I agree with you about one time subjects, including holiday stories, of which I do have some. It does take time to make money, but with determination it can be done.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

qamarjaved - thank you I hope the tips help you make money on hubpages, they have worked for me!


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

mvaivata - glad I inspired and helped, making money online can be a challenge so if I learn something new about how to do it on hubpages I will pass it on and update this hub as I go.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

Kieran Gracie - at first it can be more like hundreds of cents yes but if you do it diligently and for a long time sooner or later it does add up, there are hubbers that have been here for over 5 years and I've seen hubbers that are coming up on 2000 hubs. Connecting your hubs to other sources is a great thing to do though. Everything works together.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

Thanks, hope it helps you make money on hubpages, these are our methods :)


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Great informative hub,i wish a lot of people would read this hub. I think some people think when they come on Hubpages they will just write a few hubs and the money will start rolling in.If it was that easy everyone would want to do it. Thanks for writing this much need hub information it will help all those hubbers who are wondering if this is worth the effort .

Vote up !!!


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sabrani44 4 years ago

Great hub, lots of good info here. Thanks for sharing.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

SusieQ42 - you can make some money from one time hubs but unfortunately the views can die out after attention to the subject subsides.


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elements8user 4 years ago from New Zealand

Thanks for an informative hub. I am new here so this has helped me to gain some much needed insight. This is also my first comment which in all honesty I probably would of skipped if it wasn't for your awesome advice. Now I will make it a regular habit... Thanks :)


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suzzycue 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great tips. I am reading and soaking up all the hubs I can about how to make money on Hubpages. This is very clear to understand.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

sabrani44 - Happy to share hope it helps :)


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

elements8user - Glad to meet you and welcome to hubpages, glad it helped and wish you all the best on making money on hubpages.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

suzzycue - tried to make it as straight forward as possible, I still have a lot to learn but it is what I know so far from making money on hubpages.


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Anil and Honey 4 years ago from Kerala

Good, i was wating for this


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

No matter how long we're on HubPages we're all still learning. Each of us learns a different aspect and passes it along as you have done..eventually I hope to be brilliant thanks to hubbers like you ;) Seriously, nicely done with some good info. Voted up. Thanks for Sharing.


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pedrn44 4 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin

Thanks for sharing this info. It makes sense and is easy to understand. The hubber score still baffles me. Mine seems to change on its own whether I'm active or not. Voted useful:)


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debbie roberts 4 years ago from Greece

An honest and well written hub, it takes time to learn the ins and outs of hubbing and your hub explains it well. Nice one, thank you.


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dreamera 4 years ago

Thanks for the tips they were very clear. And as a newcomer on HubPages I am hoping to make some money with the advice you shared.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

Anil and Honey - well your wait is over :) I hope these ways will make you a lot of money on hubpages, I am certain they can help for sure, thay work for me.


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Marla Neogra 4 years ago from Parkersburg, West Virginia

Thank you, this was a very concise hub with very helpful tips.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

tillsontitan - well I thank you for your comments :)


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

pedrn44 - they are simple steps for sure but can help, hubber score can be tricky for sure but one can master it.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

debbie roberts - Just passing on what I know so far, if I come across more tips I will update this hub :)


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

dreamera - making money on hubpages is possible for those who really work for it :)


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

Marla Neogra - hope the tips help you, we'll share anything else we come across. Thanks for commenting!


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strkngfang 4 years ago

Excellent hub & tips. I appreciate the advice!


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athena2011 4 years ago from Beachfront - In My Dreams:)

So is quantity of hubs more important than quality?


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

strkngfang - thanks for the vote of confidence :)


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

athena2011 - I think they go hand in hand overall in terms of making money more hubs is better but if you make a load of really bad hubs you'll seem to be spinning your tires. I often think of something I know either I or others would want to read and then I go for it and write. I do this everyday :)


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Credence2 4 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

Hi, terrektwo, I like to write, but to put something out every day appears disengenious. I certainly want to emphaize quality over quantity.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

Credence2 - I understand what you mean, when I first started writing articles I would try and put out 2 - 3 articles a day, I had a host of ideas from brainstorming previously but I found after a little while I was just so tired of writing by the time I finished the third hub a day that I just was losing the spark. That's when I scaledd it back to one a day. I enjoy it again now usually I finish my day job early afternoon come home and rest and unwind by writing a hub. It works well for me but everyone should go at their own pace and create a balance between getting material out and still writing hubs that are worth reading.


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GClark 4 years ago from United States

Very informative and well-written hub with lots of useful advice. Voted Up. I also have found that I mainly write about diverse topics that are important to me and love receiving feedback from others which lets me know I have hit on something that is important to them also. GClark


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

GClark - for sure, I enjoy that aspect as well, I think it is possible to make money and take great pleasure in readership, just need the right balance :)


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theclevercat 4 years ago from Massachusetts

I would love to write three hubs daily, but I doubt I have that much patience (especially with ones that would be vastly improved with photographs.) But I am trying to work up to writing one daily, using unique topics and keeping evergreen info in mind. Voted up and useful.


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

theclevercat - yes I would say 3 hubs a day is too much, not just for me but it doesn't give much time for followers to comment on a hub and for me to respond. A hub a day works for me :)

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