Make Money Writing on Hubpages

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When I joined Hubpages, I was fairly new to online marketing. It's taken me quite a while to develop a working understanding of how to generate a supplement to my income here. Note that I use the word "supplement." If you're expecting to scribble-off a few pages then lie back lazily while the gold coins come rolling in, you're in for disapointment.

To develop a strong collection of Hubs which attract a steady flow of traffic - and therefore some income - takes time, planning, research, effort, promotion and perseverance.

Instant success may be your dream, but if you study the posts in the Hubber's Hangout in the forums, you will quickly realise just how much effort goes into the most successful Hubs. Many Hubbers claim their pages here took two years before a worthwhile income began to be regularly generated.

This Hubpage offers a crash course in how to create successful Hubpages. Apply the information found below, and your income from Adsense etc. (assuming you have set up your affiliations properly) will improve accordingly.

Getting Started with Hubpages

Hubpages is free to join. It offers a way of supplementing your income. Exactly how much you earn will depend on how much time you dedicate to creating well-written, informative and popular pages. A member is totally welcome to publish pages which have little or no commercial appeal also, but which perhaps reflect the author's own tastes.

Creating new Hubpages is very easy.

The short video below will guide you take you through the simple process of how to make a Hubpage.

How to Make a Hubpage

Keywords and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Keywords are single words - sometimes called tags - or short phrases which sum up the subject of a document or image. Search engines trawl for keywords with published texts and then catalogue documents in according to which keywords have been used.

Keywords are then used to retrieve documents during a search. When someone uses any search engine and types in, for eg., "Cornish holiday cottages", these three keywords will effect the list of website links offered.

The most popularly used keywords place a document nearer the top of a search response. Popular keywords will attract more traffic, as a greater percentage of people use certain words to look for things on the web.  Making sure your Hubpages carry the more useful keywords, which will help secure search engine rankings and therefore result in more traffic, and consequently more money for you, is know as search engine optimisation, or SEO.

Before you publish your Hubpage, give some thought to the keywords you list on the page itself, in the box allocated for this.  You can use the same keywords which you placed inthe main text, and for similar reasons.

Google Keywords Explained

Topics for Hubpages

A Hubpage can be about almost anything. There are a few simple no-nos, such as no spam, no porn, no Copyright violations - see Hubpage's Terms of Service for full details. Other than these few simple rules, the subject matter is up to you.

Some people write about hobbies or a subject they know a great deal about. Others deliberately design the Hubpages solely to attract traffic and income, by creating 'products to buy' pages.  Linking your Hubpages by creating subject groups can help to build traffic, as a browser is then offered further reading by following links to similar pages.

The short video below explains more about targetting your Hubpages at specific paying markets.

Choosing a Hubpage Topic to Supplement Your Income

Increasing Traffic with Backlinking

Once you have created a Hubpage, you will need to promote it.

Using the 'Share' option is a very easy and fast way of doing this. But first you will need to have a number of social networking sites set up, such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or your own blogging site.

Many of these sites are free to join, and using them can help you build up a network of people who are interested in your writing. Write articles or blogs which capture the attention of both regular readers and passing web-browsers, and place links to encourage people to visit your Hubpages which are on a related topic.  These are known as backlinks.

The short video below explains how to make money be generating web traffic.

Generating Income from Hubpages

© 2010 Adele Cosgrove-Bray

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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

great find and thanks for sharing!!

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AdeleCosgroveBray 6 years ago from Wirral, Cheshire, England. Author

You're most welcome, Elayne.

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anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York

That was good piece of advice, especially for newbies.:)

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AdeleCosgroveBray 6 years ago from Wirral, Cheshire, England. Author

Thank you. I aimed the information at new members of Hubpages, as getting to grips with how this system works can take a while.

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AdeleCosgroveBray 5 years ago from Wirral, Cheshire, England. Author

I've just updated this Hub with some improved information.

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ctbrown7 5 years ago

Great advice and well-written. Thanks!

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AdeleCosgroveBray 5 years ago from Wirral, Cheshire, England. Author

You're welcome.

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