In your experience, which affiliate program is most profitable on hubpages?

According to my experience, I have found HP Ad Program to be the most profitable at Hubpages. HP rolled out this affiliate program in March--April 2011 and since then I have experienced two- to three-fold increase in my overall earnings. HP ad program has been able to produce more juice from the traffic we are getting on our hubs.

Here are some points why Hubpages Ad Program has been most profitable:

First Hubbers Meet in New Delhi -  soni2006 and Rajan Singh Jolly (at Hubpages) got together to discuss HP ad program and adsense issues.
First Hubbers Meet in New Delhi - soni2006 and Rajan Singh Jolly (at Hubpages) got together to discuss HP ad program and adsense issues. | Source
Rajan Singh Jolly discussing how to increase traffic with backlinks to his hubs.
Rajan Singh Jolly discussing how to increase traffic with backlinks to his hubs. | Source
  1. Hubpages ad program not only includes google adsense as their affiliate partner but also includes several advertising platforms like Microsoft Ad Center, Yahoo Advertising Solutions, and other big players. So whenever a page is loaded, one of the most profitable ad or highest bid ad is displayed around our hubs so hubpages makes more money and distributes a good part of that money via its advertising program. This is a win-win situation for everyone, hubpages as a site and also for hubbers. Before HP ad program, adsense was the only platform whose ads were displayed on HP so there was very little scope of filtering and displaying ads with maximum bids on every page load. This thing makes a huge difference and is the most important point why HP is sharing more profits with hubbers.
  2. Frankly speaking, I was making pennies in my ebay account prior to HP ad program roll out but after inclusion of ebay in HP ad program, I am earning in dollars. Thanks HP.
  3. HP ad program pays on the basis of page impressions. There is no need to wait for any clicks to happen on your account like you have to wait in your google adsense account.
  4. Increase your overall traffic and increase earnings. It’s all in your hands now. You don’t have to depend on your fortune that someone will click on your ads or not.
  5. Decrease in click fraud rates as there is no benefit of clicking on ads so no one will do that. The flat pay system works well for everyone.
  6. Minimum payout is 50 dollars as compared to google adsense where minimum payout is 100 dollars so new hubbers with less traffic can also get their money early from HP than google adsense.
  7. After meeting minimum payout, there is no need to wait for checks and deposit them in your account and then wait for the money to come like you have to do with your google checks. HP ad program pays directly in your paypal account from where you can withdraw the money to your local bank account on the same day. Current date is 28th of every month. It’s so easy. No paper work involved.
  8. Most hubbers enrolled in HP ad program have experienced at least 50% increase in earnings.
  9. HP is planning to include Amazon in HP ad program. I am sure this will also increase the overall payout we are receiving from the program. Some hubbers are against this as they are making more money from their Amazon hubs and I absolutely agree with this so one suggestion to HP is that Ebay and Amazon should not be made mandatory to be included in HP ad program.
  10. The most profitable thing about HP ad program is that while you make 80% money with HP ad program, you also keep on receiving money via your google adsense account which is around 20% of your overall earnings.

So according to me, there is nothing better than HP ad program at hubpages. If you have any questions or concerns or would like to discuss something on this, please use the comment section below to do that.

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sen.sush23 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

I have a question though. If I do not have a google adsense I do not get the benefit of the HP Ad program, is that not so? I have an issue with my Google Adsense, as I had applied before my site was well equipped and got refused, and as I had applied for Business type account, now I need to cancel and resubmit. But I am not sure if cancellation permanent would allow me to reopen my submission against the same email id. Anyway, so my current HubPage is not earning anything. Do you know of a solution?


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sen.sush23 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

Came back to say, voted up and useful.


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soni2006 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hello sen.sush. I think you are based in India. Unfortunately, adsense is not approving adsense accounts for Indians now as they did 3 to 4 years ago. Time has changed and it takes at least 6 months before you can apply for adsense account, else it will be rejected by google. That means you must hold an account at HP or blogger or your own site and you must have written some good quality articles before you apply for adsense. Also, the bad news from my side regarding adsense approval is that three of my office colleagues applied for adsense account and got rejected even after holding an account at HP for 8 months, at blogger for 1 year, and more. Sorry, I don't have a solution right now as I can only guide you on how to apply for adsense but approval is in their hands. Plus it is very true that if you want to enroll yourself in HP ads program you must have an adsense account or else you cannot apply. I think HP needs to consider this issue as there are several hubbers who are having issue with applying for adsense. It would be really beneficial for them if they can enroll in HP ads program without adsense account but then every Tom, Dick, and Harry will enroll in HP ads program and mess up with the program making it an unsuccessful and rubbish program.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Very informative hub on affiliate programs on HubPages. I'm sure this will be very useful for new hubbers wanting to know about the programs.

Up and Useful!


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jashmiw 4 years ago from Mumbai

Hi Soni, Can you tell me how do we get started with HP ad program?


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diamondadvice 4 years ago

Hi Soni, just wanted to say that this hub is useful for newbies to hp, like me. voted up.


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Ruchi Urvashi 4 years ago from Singapore

Interesting and informative hub. Good pictures and great points. Voted up.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Interesting - and informative! I love writing on HP too:)


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soni2006 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks a lot for your visit and comment JAS.

@Jashmiw, go to your my account page, and click on earnings, then click on configure Ad program but remember you can only do this if you have a google adsense account and if you don't have one and you are in India, then you need write and maintain a good standing account at hubpages for at least six months and then apply for adsense. After adsense is approved, then apply for HP ad program. More information is available in the help section. Just visit the top most part in your HP account and click on "help". I hope this helps.

@diamondadvice, yes it is really useful new hubbers. Thanks.

@Ruchi, thanks for your comment dear.

@realhousewife, I am addicted to hubpages just like you dear. Enjoy a lot writing here.


deepak 4 years ago

soni. i am a newbie in content writing. in fact i started with boddunan following your affiliate link.but i ma not active these days there.

i have sttarted wrint with some article sites like wikinut, factoidz and hubpages. but the problem is all these sites pays you to your paypal account.is paypal baned in India? i read many articles stating that indians cannot recieve payment from pap pal as per the new RBI regulations. is there any solution to this.

please help me out.


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AnnaCia 4 years ago

Thank you for the information.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Soni, this is a very useful and interesting hub. You have explained the working of HP Ads beautifully. I feel HP should consider the plight of serious quality writers who do not get their Adsense account approved by Google because of some factors beyond the control of these writers.

Maybe, HP could come out with a system which filters out the chaff writers from the serious ones to help them.

Thanks for including the pics.

Voted up, useful and awesome


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Sonali Singh 3 years ago

Nice hub, your statement which says I am earning dollars instead of pennies from ebay after rollout of hubpages ad program. Can u tell me whether ebay ads are included in hubpages ad program?


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soni2006 3 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yes Sonali eBay is now included in HP Ad Program and believe me the income is far better than before.

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