I Make Money on HubPages

I make money on HubPages. In fact I have been making money on hubpages from the very first week I joined up.

I previously had an Adsense account so sorting that was a doddle. Amazon was quick and easy to set up too. eBay was more complicated. I am still unsure as to whether it is working at its best.

In spite of making money on HubPages it was not the reason for joining up. I joined HubPages because I had something to say. I found that Hub construction was quick and easy and it allowed me to point people to answers to questions I was asked. It was generally zoo related because that was where my specialty lay.

As I am a traveler I wrote about other things too. I am interested in so very many things. I enjoy research and I like people watching. My head is full of a hundred ideas at any time. I may decide to write about one thing and yet when I sit down I write about something completely different.

Hubpages earn money
Hubpages earn money

In the 15 months I have been writing on HubPages I have completed 225 Hubs, have 63 in various stages of being written, 2 being edited and 1 removed while I think about it. The one removed was published but when I first posted it a year or so ago it generated a rush of comment and email within an hour or so, so I quickly pulled it. Nothing too special about it but an opinion that seems to differ with the rest of humanity.

As a homeless traveler I write wherever and whenever. Mainly based in Asia I usually use Starbucks as my first port of call. Starbucks gives me my coffee hit to start the day as well as a comfortable place to lie up and work. I will normally work on my Blog and my Hubs from ten to twelve hours every day, seven days a week. Just answering my mail in the morning can easily eat up two to three hours.

That coffee though is important. When I first started to make money on HubPages my thoughts were...'well as long as I earn enough to buy a coffee every day then I will be happy'. In truth I do usually. Enough to buy a coffee. Sometimes I don't make enough to purchase from Starbucks so I go to the 7/11 instead.

Starbucks and HubPages work well together
Starbucks and HubPages work well together

I have been on the road a long time now: Things have changed. Money has become more important to me. I need to make more money to survive. I am not greedy. I don't want a house or car. I need enough to get by and ideally in a modicum of comfort. My needs are less than many.

Right now I continue to make enough to purchase a cup of coffee every day. When I think about it, it is such a small amount but...There was a girl I met in Vietnam (and I have met several like her) who supported herself and her family on a dollar a day. I couldn't do that even with my spartan lifestyle. I need money for buses and beer. I need to pay internet connections. I need to fork out for visas. Then of course there is food, rent, water, electric. It is impossible to escape the necessities of life.

So after much thought I need to aim towards something in the region of $40.00 a day. I feel relatively sure I could manage quite well on something like that. More of course would be a bonus. It gives me something to aim towards.

Make money with HubPages
Make money with HubPages

I am inspired by other Hubbers: Reading what other people are managing to pull in from from Google Adsense is nothing short of amazing.

I know where I have gone wrong, well partially. I do backlink....but obviously not enough. I do do keyword searches...but clearly not as well as I should. I really need to work harder at generating a passive income because I actually need it to live.

One thing I will not do is run down HubPages. They do exactly what they say. They provide an excellent medium for you to say exactly what you want to say. They don't charge you (other than their cut of Adsense). HubPages give you the opportunity to make money. I know it works because I do.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

This is so great to hear, Peter. You really aren't asking for much in my opinion. My aims are very much similar. To be able to pay off my college loans within 3 years is my goal (rather than let's say 20 or so). I wish you good luck, my friend.

Dohn


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thanks Dohn - It helps that I enjoy what I am doing and if I can make money on HubPages as well...brilliant!


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jim10 6 years ago from ma

I am impressed by how many great Hubs you have made. I have little free time but, in about 2 years or so I have only made about 30 or so Hubs. I actually even have a set location to use the internet at home. I have made some money. But, am hoping to make more so my wife can work less hours at her job working nights as a nurse. Good luck.


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Ralph Deeds 6 years ago

Sounds as if you lead an interesting life. I was glad to read your favorable comments about HubPages because I'm the very proud father of one of the founders. From what I've seen the people at HubPages are among the most honest and ethical business people around.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

jim10 - Thank you. You are right time is all important. I am a very slow typist too so I need more than most.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Ralph Deeds - I can understand your pride. It is an accomplishment to create something different which works so well.

I do have an interesting life. Long may it continue.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for your insight of your life. I also appreciate Hubpages I made so many great people here and call them my friend, I didn't think they exists anymore. It gave me an uplift in believing in humans again (only some) and also encouraged me such lot in my writing. I am so grateful for everything. I hope you will achieve you goal and wish you all the best. I am onto the same goal. So I will meet you there.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Hello hello - Thank you. Too true, I have made some good friends as well. People I will never meet...but who knows? In my travels I have found that 99% of people are great and mainly honest (even though they may have big problems). That 1% are bad and some truly evil BUT on a one to one basis you can even find a ground of goodness that it is possible to share.


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Peter - thanks for this interesting Hub. I obviously need to do something differently. My 200 Hubs have earned me a total to date of SARands 384! That's somewhere around US$70, I think!

But I've really enjoyed writing here. I started out just wanting to earn at least my ISP subscription each month, but I have still a long, long way to go to get there!

Thanks for the thought-provoking Hub.

Love and peace

Tony


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thanks Tony - It is always interesting to learn how others are doing. I do think the enjoyment is worth a few dollars in its own right. Keeps me out of trouble.


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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

In a time when greed and material things have become so important to many, you are refreshing. Best Wishes to you and I pray that you will always have enough.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

lovelypaper - thank you for your kind words.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California

Peter you are an inspiration to me, I live vicariously through you. You are living my life, I actually have the wanderlust, but I can't do anything about it except read others adventures. So keep 'em coming. I don't come back often enough, but I must step it up. I'll see you soon.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

fastfreta - thank you. I too read others adventures. I think we all need a wanderlust kick now and again even if it is just in our dreams.


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hiphopconsul 6 years ago

I really enjoyed this hub. I have to be honest and say I envy your lifestyle a bit, I would give anything to be a homeless traveler.


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Origin 6 years ago from Minneapolis

I'm brand new to hubpages, I just finished my first one a day ago (It's a simple little one, but it's a good start). I've been using Squidoo for a long time and made some nice money with it, but.. I don't like how they are doing some things there. So I'm giving this a shot. I hope it works out, even with an extra $5 to help out with groceries during this period is helpful, especially since I was laid off.

Nice page you have here Peter, it was a nice read.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

hiphopconsul - Not being tied to a particular spot or object (house, car etc) is liberating and frees you from many worries but it does give you a whole set of new ones. None as big as the conventional though which is refreshing.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Origin - thank you for stopping by. I too have a few lenses but HubPages is more like home.


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nearbuystore.com 6 years ago from Somewhere on the highway....

Thank you Peter you are an inspiration to me and hope you do well on your quest...humble people seem to do alot better on anything they set there mind to


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gravitywebsources 6 years ago from Hyderabad

I didn't signup in hubpages for making money. If I can make moeny using my useful hubs...its ok. What can i do for getting more visitors?


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

nearbuystore.com - thank you for your kind words and for stopping by.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

gravitywebsources - Best do a hub search for 'Traffic'...I am sure you will find dozens of articles. Read thirty of them and nore down the multitude of ways to increase traffic.


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janiek13 6 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

Your life must be exciting, if not a little scary. Great hub.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

janiek13 - Life is good, sometimes exciting, very rarely scary. Thank you for reading my hub.


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H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

You way of life and way of increasing income is an encouragement to me. Thanks.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

H P Roychoudhury - Happy to help. Thank you for visiting.


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Hendrika 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

You make me feel so BAD! I am so slow at building Hubs and after two years I have not even reached the goal I had for the first year I started. I will have to start getting myself into gear! Thanks for the inspiration.


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franciaonline 6 years ago from Philippines

Hi Peter,

This hub of yours is very inspiring. I've been at hubpages two years ago but had not earned even $15. I have a full-time job so that's an excuse. But I try to learn the techniques to earn online even though how slow I go.

My motivation for wanting to make money online is to have some savings when age overtakes me five years from now. By then I will be a retired employee.

I continue to visit your hub as they are a source of learning and inspiration! Thanks for sharing your ideas here at hubpages.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Hendrika - Glad to be of help. Thanks for stopping by.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

franciaonline - thank you. I am just stating a fact really. I have a long way to go to meet my target. We can all learn from each other.


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mulberry1 6 years ago

Good luck on your income goals, it sounds attainable. I agree with you about Hubpages. I feel they and other sites such as Squidoo give us the basic tools we need. But it's up to us to do the work. If we aren't getting there, it's probably something we aren't doing. Best of luck!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

mulberry1 - It is definitely something I am not doing. I just need more hours in a day to devote to hubpages. I made a list of all the things I must do before writing a hub, to do whilst writing it and to do after writing it. It really does take work. No easy task. Thanks for commenting.


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ginabuss 6 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

Peter,

You should definitely be confident that you will meet your goals - you are putting out such great content and hubs that in time you will get there.

I'll have to go and check out your Zoo News blog. I'm a biologist myself so I'm sure I'll find it very interesting.

Take care!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thank you ginabuss. I hope you find the blog interesting too.


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nikipa 6 years ago from Eastern Europe

I came across Hubpages more then year ago, while I was searching some information for my work. I just bookmarked it, was so busy at that moment. I even forgot about it. This year I came across it by chance again and I thought to myself: Let's give it a try! So, I am here combining my work in real (it's boring but it gives me real money at the moment) and writing and posting some hubs from time to time.

I am happy I signed up here. Its a great community and you can read a lot of quality work!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thank you nikipa. I hope you manage to make some money writing. At the same time it is a lot of fun.


twisted fate 6 years ago

I am also happy that I have also joined. I also enjoyed your article. I am actually needing help on my hub page, I just started and dont know how to get or make money and advertise. If you can shed some light on how this is sucessfully done, please do so.... also I invite you to read my hub, which is called the The Obstacles and Crisis in my Life.... Did someone say strong or wise? Thank you. Twisted Fate


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Piglitza 6 years ago from South Africa

Hi Peter,

Thats really awesome. I wish I could just travel around and write. Man, that must be the best ever. I enjoy writing alot, I have a couple of blogs up, but only started on hubpages yesterday. There is so much to learn, but its tonnes of fun! keep it up, deffo going to follow your updates and read more!

keep well! Cheers.


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Kelley Eidem 6 years ago from Panama City, FL

I've written a mere 9 (nine) articles. For at least a year, I didn't monetize. But then one day in about two minutes, it was all done, since I had already signed up for Adwords previously.

My first check - which turned out to be my biggest - was for several hundred dollars! I could kick myself for not signing up sooner.

One advantage is that I have a mailing list that has grown to 1,700 readers along with over 300 Hubpage fans. That helps tremendously. Sometimes I'll direct my email list to my blog which is then linked to here. On occasion I'll send them directly to my hub page.

Since my articles are all on health, readers will often visit one of my other articles once they are here. They also come back. Some come back many times to see what the latest comment and response is.

All in all, my nine articles have drawn over 270,000 page views. A large part of that is the nature of my pages. I spend a good amount of time answering questions for my readers.

So it works best to pick an area where you have some knowledge where you can assist the readers. At least that is my approach.

The best to you.

Kelley

Together we can cure cancer - one person at a time!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

twisted fate - thank you for visiting. There are many out there who make a lot more money than I. Do a search in the box at the top right of this page along the lines of "making money on hubpages". Spend two days reading and making notes on the advice. Then write your hub and monetise it. After that it will depend on promoting traffic and how well you have written. Good luck.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Piglitza - thank you for visiting. Early days for you. Don't be discouraged if nothing happens quickly but you will get there in the end. I am sure.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Wow Kelley - that is something of a success story. Well done. Long may it continue. Good Luck.


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Missi Darnell 6 years ago from Southern California

I've just started "hubbing" at first thinking it may supplement something.... anything. I've found it more enjoyable just doing it. I haven't checked my earnings lately so not sure what has been made or not. I am realizing as I learn from more experienced hubbers that there is more to it than I think to actually earning money. Thank you for sharing your adventures, I wish you well.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Missi Darnell - Thank you for commenting. I am glad you are enjoying hubbing. That really is most of the battle won. We all want and need to be happy. If you earn a dollar or two along the way it is a bonus.


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TrudyVan 6 years ago from South Africa

Thanks for the motivation. I love hubpages. They allow me to write on all topics and read what the other hubbers are creating.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thanks TrudyVan. There are some exceptionally good writers here. The reading can be very distracting from the writing.


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MyWebs 6 years ago from Sheridan, WY

It takes really big ones to sell everything and follow your dream like you have. Its great your having fun and doing what you love.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

MyWebs - Thanks for the comment. It can be really tough at times. Really really really tough. But then I enjoy the good days even more.


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spacebull 6 years ago from Space

Hey, thanks for this Hub! Some really simple and honest writing is pure win.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thank you spacebull. I try to please.


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kea 6 years ago

Thanks for this hub, Peter. I'm envious of your lifestyle and travels! A cup of Starbucks a day is pretty good. I barely make enough for a cup a month! Looking forward to more hubs from you. Cheers.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

kea - thank you for stopping by. Hopefully I will have enough to treat you to a cup one day.


ajbarnett 6 years ago

An impressive article. You seem to have it cracked the money making side. Congratulations.


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Moesky 6 years ago from Amsterdam

Greatly inspiring Hub Peter - especially for me. You are living the lifestyle I'm planning for myself within the next few years (when my son is all grown up - he's 17, so not long now). Then it's a life of travel and writing for me. And I'm certain that Hubpages is going to be one of my major publishing platforms. Only just started here, and not making anything yet - but I'm an optimist... and you are the proof. Thanks!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

ajbarnett & Moesky - thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope you fulfill your dreams.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Hy Peter, it's interesting reading of your exploits as you travel around Asia. The dollar goes further there so you could get a good standard of living there. It's a great place to visit, so many cultures and places to visit. Hubbing your way around Asia sounds very enticing. There are plenty of resources on hub pages that explain how to get your earnings and rating up. I loved this hub. Best of luck to you!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thank you for stopping by Cheeky Girl. You are right about Asia, I am very happy wandering about. I have been to most countries and some several times. Never got as far as Korea yet, but maybe one day.

I continue to try and boost my daily 'hub money' up to an amount that will pay my daily bills.


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Ralph Deeds 6 years ago

For me a problem with making money on HubPages is that the topics I'm interested in writing about aren't necessarily the kind that generate enough traffic to make much money. I've made a bit of money, but my hourly pay rate is quite low. And some hubs that I've spent a lot of time on don't produce much traffic.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

I know just what you mean Ralph. I daresay most of mine are about subjects I like to write upon. I have never worked out an hourly pay rate...I would be frightened to.


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bihar 6 years ago from Patna

thank you for the inspiration.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

bihar - Pleased to help. Good luck.


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borge_009 6 years ago from Philippines

Wow....This hub is so inspiring....thanks Peter for sharing...


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Glad to have helped in a small way borge_009.


aswin 6 years ago

it was so inspiring


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Aswin - Thank you for reading.


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travel_man1971 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

I started writing hubs because I also "have something to say." I had to wait for Google AdSense to approve my application for three months due to accidental problem that I clicked one of the AdSense commercials or ads. I still don't have my first check but I continue to write because I enjoy sharing information. Thanks for this hub, Sir Pete.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thanks travelman...live long and prosper.


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katyzzz 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

WOW, you certainly generated a lot of interest here, Peter.

Well done, and so inspiring.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thanks for stopping by katyzzz. It also got me a few emails too. Only to pleased to help in any small way.


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Nivals 6 years ago

Good read especially for a beginner like me.

I find your lifestyle very intriguing and I look forward to reading more of your hubs.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thanks for visiting Nivals. I am trying to live the dream. It is difficult at times but the nothing is perfect and I am mostly happy.


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Bard of Ely 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

I see a lot of similarities in our lives even though they are of course very different. What I mean by that, Peter, is I enjoy hubpages as a place to share my writings, and I too am not looking to buy a house or a car but I do need enough to live on, and in my case, pay my rent. Like you I am a slow typist and I am still learning how to make money on here. It has recently become more of a necessity in my case because I have lost my sources of income otherwise and what savings I have will run out in the next few months so it will be find a way to pull in enough online or I am in a mess! With that in mind I have been listening to advice from fellow hubbers and I have also started a second hubpage account called Tenerife Islander.

Great hub and good luck with all of yours!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thanks for visiting Bard of Ely. Seems we are very similar. All I can say is good luck. I hope that both you and I can tap enough to live on.


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cindyvine 6 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Hey Peter, I write on here for the enjoyment and only managed to get on adsense the end of last year. They wouldn't let me join when I lived in China. But I've made 50 pounds since November, so it's not fast money, but steadily growing. Alas, I have to wait until the youngest has finished school before I can travel around and write.


TJeany1970 6 years ago

Funny! I leteratly thought "googlesense is a zoo, I bet!" heheheeh funny one. I love animals! Most zoos I have been to are just icky.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Your attitude is ispiring; Peter. I also do earn from HP - it works. In addition to Adsense, I do marketing for my own services and products.

I wish you all the best, success and money - you certainly deserve it.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Tatjana-Mihaela - Thank you. Good luck. I hope you make a fortune.


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angela_michelle 6 years ago from United States

I think hubpages is awesome! I too joined because I wanted to write. I love getting connected to other hubbers and find it very rewarding! Monetarily, I"m not totally getting compensated, but I do see little amounts here and there. But honestly, I could care less about that part! I'm just having fun!


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moondive 6 years ago from Modena,Italy

Very inspirative hub.Thanks for it:)


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

angela_michelle and moondive - Thank you both for visiting and commenting. Enjoying writing is so important if you want to make a little money. Why do something you don't like if you don't have to?


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland

Enjoyed reading your hub. Very interesting. I am only here a few days but really finding it a great community of writers.

I love that we can interact with each other and chat. I do want to make money.... lots of money... because I need it... but I love writing so there is joy in that too.

Getting feedback on my articles is also so interesting.

So all in all I am having a great time since I joined

Thanks for sharing your story


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

viking305 - Thanks for commenting. I note you are enjoying yourself and that means the battle is half won. I hope you get a lot out of hubpages and the community.


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the pink umbrella 6 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

id reeally like to read the hub you removed. so funny what gets people so quick to react.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

the pink umbrella - Thanks for reading. I will likely republish that hub. The thing about it is, is that the story is really continuing and so will need adding to and adjusting sensitively.


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kat_thurston 6 years ago

Great information, Ihave thought about adding amazon and ebay too right now I am soley using google adsense I do ok but it would be nice to do a little more. I am a stay at home with 5 beautiful kids. I don't care about getting rich or anything like that I would just like to make enough to equal what I would make if I went out and worked somewhere. If I could do that with writing and be able to continue to stay home with my babies that would be such a blessing to me. Amazon seems likes it's easier to use I am still confused myself about ebay.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

kat_thurston - thank you. If I earned as much writing as I could from working somewhere I would be in dreamland.


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Gary A Bowles 6 years ago from Los Angeles Area

Wow Peter,

You are truly and inspiration. Great Hub.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thanks Gary - I hope you become wealthy.


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Lamme 6 years ago

Great Hub. I'm looking forward to reading more of your stuff.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Lamme - Thank you for stopping by and commenting.


Matt 6 years ago

Hey Peter sounds like a pretty adventurous life style. I think you're doing what many people dream about doing, myself included. Are you using other websites that give you money as well? I know this website called associatedcontent.com pays you upfront for articles you write as well as giving you performance payments.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Matt - like is good most of the time but can be unbelieveably difficult at others. I do write in other places as well including that you mention. I do like Hubpages though. I just find there are not enough hours in a day to do all the writing and research I need to do. I hope you fulfill your dream.


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penningl 6 years ago from U.S.

Great hub Peter. I love clicking on a hub on the front page and occasionally being lucky enough to learn about such an interesting person. A lot of respect should be given to someone with such a spartan lifestyle(took your line). Hope you start making your goal profits soon. I will be following:)


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

penningl - Thank you for stopping by and for the kind comments.


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WritingWorldwide 6 years ago from Denmark

Hi Peter,

I'm very curious to know what you're doing right, and what I am doing wrong. I've only written 8 hubs so far, but I haven't made any money whatsoever.

Thomas


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

WritingWorldwide - Hi Thomas. Stick with it. It is early days yet. I suppose you are doing all the basics for making money? Check out http://hubpages.com/community/How-To-HubPage... Good luck.


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earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Hi Peter, I have followed you for a while now, and appreciate your simple way of life. I hope you continue to enjoy your travel, and continue to grow your income, you seem to have an honest outlook on hubpages. I think it is the best!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

earnestshub - Thank you for visiting. I too hope it grows. Yesterday was very poor. The previous day much better (I could have bought three coffees). Today, who knows?


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JustColl 6 years ago from Durban, South Africa

Hi Peter, I am interested to read the Hub which was so controversial that you removed it. Perhaps it was not everyone's kettle of fish but I think it is good to keep an open mind about the opinions of others. Great Hub, and I hope that I will also be fortunate enough to eventually make money from my Hub page!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

JustColl - Thank you for stopping by. I really will have to get back to that hub again one day. Though I have never been narrow minded my views, thoughts, tolerances and more have been greatly expanded through travel.


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Billap 6 years ago

How did we get from making a living on hubpages to volanoes?


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Billap - Sorry...you have lost me.


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mikenin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

Peter,

It is refreshing to see someone who simply wants enough to get by. Most people who try to make a living online are looking to get rich, or at the very least, they want to make as much money as possible. You (and I) simply enjoy this type of thing and only ask that we could get by. Its great. Thanks for the hub.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

mikenin - Thank you for reading. To be rich would be nice. I need very little for myself but I would like to be able to help others.


Joshua 6 years ago

Great hub thanks for the knowledge


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Joshua - Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading.


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rebu 6 years ago from Coorg,India

hii peter...

ur hubs are really nice...keep ur good work goin...


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

rebu - thank you and thanks for stopping by.


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barryrutherford 6 years ago from Queensland Australia

look forward to more of your posts !


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thanks Barry


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liswilliams 6 years ago from South Africa

true inspiration you are, Peter. I love travel. Sounds like a good life


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thank you liswilliams. Life is good most of the time. I take each day as it comes.


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econsurvivalist 6 years ago

Great post. Very exciting lifestyle. How much money are you bringing in each month off Hubpages? If you'd like to send me a private message that is great too. I'm really trying to get a good feel of what's possible income-wise on Hubpages. Thank you so much!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

econsurvivalist - Thanks for reading. There appears to be an unwritten rule on HubPages telling people how much money you earn and I am not about to break it. As I said in my article I do earn enough each day to buy a cup of coffee. Sometimes more. In my working life I never told how much I earned...it isn't done to ask UK side. Funnily enough it is amongst the first questions asked of me in India and Asia. I must have some sort of hang up because I remain uncomfortable answering. Good luck.


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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Hello, Nice to know you. You seem have such an interesting life ^_^. It is quite interesting to think that we able to set a goal in our Adsense income. I really want to know did you made it? Well, I guess you will never tell us all. Right? lol. Thank you.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Freya Cesare - I will be quite honest Freya....no, I have not met my goal yet. There have been the odd days when I have been very close to it. I then punch the air and shout "Yes!" imagining that my latest tactic is the one that is a winner. Most days I still just get that coffee...and it counts for a lot.


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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Ah, thank you for your honesty. I thought, even only enough to pay a cup of coffee everyday, it is already good because we doing something we love without strict schedule and limitation. It still sound like bless for me. Thank you for sharing you experience.


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

Peter-- just keep on writing your wonderful hubs and you'll do whatever your heart wants, bravo excellent hub!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thank you Rebecca.


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travel_man1971 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

THanks for this hub, Sir Pete. I waited three months after before Google AdSense approved my application for the 2nd time. My first threshold will be on November 2010. Meanwhile, eBay activation is very tricky (I gave up for the nth time but still trying). And the Kontera, too.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thanks travel_man1971 I have never gone with Kontera as most of the advice I read was to steer clear.

I am earning a little more than when I wrote this. Mostly however it does not come from the hubs. I really need to stretch my time but I am already burning the candle at both ends.


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upal19 5 years ago from Dhaka

Peter, is there any hub on your personal life? I'm eager to know. Please tell me.


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Peter Dickinson 5 years ago from South East Asia Author

upal19 - My personal life creeps into several of my hubs and there are two or three specific to it.


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daisydayz 4 years ago from Cardiff

Well I can see this hub is a year old, but i still think it is very interesting, hope the last year went well adn you reached your target! I like the idea that hubpages is almost passive once you have put in the initial work, makes it seem more important to work hard at it to make a really good hub. Then leave it (almost) to its on devises for a while. i am slowly building my hubs (29 so far - 3 months in) and hope that it will one day just make enough a month to pay my car insurance or another household bill. Like you I dont want a lot I would just like to make life a little easier

Voted up!


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Peter Dickinson 4 years ago from South East Asia Author

daisydayz - These past six months I have been working full time and not giving my hubs the attention they need. All the time they are earning me money though. I get a cheque from Google every month and HubPages pays me directly into the bank. It all helps. Still not enough to pay all the bills each day....but maybe one day.


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Peter Dickinson 4 years ago from South East Asia Author

daisydayz - These past six months I have been working full time and not giving my hubs the attention they need. All the time they are earning me money though. I get a cheque from Google every month and HubPages pays me directly into the bank. It all helps. Still not enough to pay all the bills each day....but maybe one day.

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