Make Money On Hubpages!

Make Money On Hubpages
Make Money On Hubpages

This article is all about how to make money on Hubpages. So if you're reading this than you're probably wondering if it is possible to make money on Hubpages. The answer is yes, you can. If you are willing to put in a lot of work and time, than it's totally doable.

I've been writing for Hubpages for over 3 years, although I've only got serious about writing with this site about 6 months ago. And yes, I do make money on Hubpages. It's not enough to pay my rent, but it's nice to have some play money.

If you do not already have a Hubpages account I suggest you set one up so you can start as well.

I am going to share my experiences with this site with you so that you too can make money on Hubpages.

Evergreen Topics-Make Money On Hubpages
Evergreen Topics-Make Money On Hubpages

What Does And Doesn't Work On Hubpages

I started out on Hubpages writing poetry. I love poetry and I was excited to finally have somewhere to publish it. I also like writing short stories, and I published a few of those as well. The Hubpages community is great and I received many wonderful comments from fellow Hubbers. But, I learned pretty early on that poetry and short stories do not make money on Hubpages.

What does make money on Hubpages are things that people will always be searching for, called evergreen topics. Topics that are considered evergreen would be things such as health, pregnancy, and cooking related articles.

Make Money On Hubpages
Make Money On Hubpages

Great Content

Once you find a topic, research your competition. If you're writing a hub about 'how to make your own laundry soap' then search for that on Google. Read the first couple of pages of Google's search results, these are the articles you have to beat out for the number one spot. If you don't think you can write a better article than what's already there, than don't. Your article must be concise, entertaining, and contain good grammar. Also the longer it is the better of a chance you have of it entering the coveted number one spot. Just be careful to fill it with good quality writing, not a bunch of garbage because Google won't be fooled. This is a good way to ensure that you'll make money with Hubpages.

Make Money On Hubpages
Make Money On Hubpages

Learn How To Use Keywords

Many writers here on Hubpages are great writers but they aren't making any money. This is because they don't understand how to use keywords. Keywords are words or phrases that someone searches for online. If someone was searching for 'how to hand-wash clothes' Google would than pull up articles that had those keywords. You want to use good keywords, and use them often in your articles. That is a biggie when it comes to how to make money on Hubpages, because you never will if you can't be found in search engines. For more information on SEO and Keywords read this hub which goes into more detail.

Add Good Pictures

To make money on Hubpages you need to take advantage of all the tools the site provides you. Use as many good pictures as you can that are related to your content, and remember to add captions to them that go with your topic. Always make sure you list the source of your photos.

E-Bay And Amazon Capsules

This is another way to make money on Hubpages. You can add one or both of the capsules and if someone buys one of the products you listed, than you make money from it. Make sure that the items you are listing are relevant to your topic. If someone came to your page to read about guinea pigs they probably aren't interested in buying hot rollers, but they probably would be interested in buying guinea pig toys.

Make Money On Hubpages
Make Money On Hubpages

Add A Poll

If you can you should definitely add a poll. Even if you just ask a question such as "Did you find this article helpful?", you should always have one.

Make Money On Hubpages

Making money on Hupbages is not an over-night thing. It will take some time and as you can see a lot of hard work and research. But, if you are serious about making a living writing it is possible. If you follow my tips and write great hubs you should be able to make money on Hubpages without a problem.

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Single Shot 3 years ago

Very nice hub! :D Good job!


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Thanks, I hope it was helpful!


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Annette Hendley 3 years ago from London, United Kingdom

Very interesting Lisa. How many hubs did you write before you set up your ad sense account? I applied when I had about 9 but got declined so I haven't tried again.


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Oh my, I can't even remember now it's been so long. I don't remember there being a specific number of hubs that you had to have back when I signed up, but like I said I can't really remember.


Single Shot 3 years ago

Adsense mentioned ..well what I read yesterday was that you probably should have maybe ten or more hubs before trying to sign up, because you may be declined if you have less then ten. That is what I got from their information yesterday..


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Thanks for the information Single Shot, hopefully that'll help her out.


Single Shot 3 years ago

Yeah, you're welcome.. I believe they said go into my account(your own account basically) and then under settings click on earnings or something like that. :)


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Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

Very interesting hub. Would love to hear more detail on how long it took before you started making money, how many articles you currently have, which of your articles are making the most money or getting the most views, etc. Voted up.


Single Shot 3 years ago

Karen, right now I'm not making any money, I'm hoping soon though that I will be. I know others on Hub pages have been making money.. like Lisa for example. I write hubs that I'm interested in hobby wise or that I think can help others..like my most recent hub about Betta fish(I own one) and thought I'd share some things about them and how to take care of them..if you go to my page you'll see the hub..and see what I mean.


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MaeMG 3 years ago

Good article! Lol no wonder why I haven't got approved! ;)

It takes a lot to write an informative hub with high quality content as you've displayed here with this hub. I'm going to share this hub on FB.


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Well I've had an account for 3 years, but I didn't start doing much with it until the past 6 months or so. I have about 51 hubs, and my pregnancy hubs do the best. Perhaps I could write a hub on this, thanks for the idea Karen.


Single Shot 3 years ago

Good idea Mae, yes Lisa is a very good hub/article writer and I appreciate her stuff. Very informative, and helpful.


Single Shot 3 years ago

Oh there you go Lisa that is a good idea for helping those who are expecting. I don't know much about things like that though ha ha, not really sure if I want kids myself, plus I am only 26. :)


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

I'm 26, almost the dreaded 27 EKKK lol. I'd suggest just writing on things that you love and following the suggestions in this hub and you should be fine.


Single Shot 3 years ago

Cool! and Thank you. If you visit my page you'll see that is exactly what I've been doing...though starting to wonder if they are topics people want to learn about...


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Single Shot we have a group on Facebook on how to increase traffic to our hubs, we'd be happy to have you if you want to join. The link is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/292274610899840/


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

We have a group on Facebook that deals with increasing our traffic and giving suggestions and pointers to each other, it'd be nice for you to join: the link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/292274610899840/


Single Shot 3 years ago

Thank you very much, I will look into it right away.


Single Shot 3 years ago

I've sent a request to join. :) I'll also join on my other FB account(don't ask long story..in a nutshell originol facebook account got hacked..finally got it back)


Single Shot 3 years ago

please send a request for me to join to https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100003927446291 when I search for you, it says there is no query found. :) Thanks.


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Got it done :)


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Interesting.Thank you for this.


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Your welcome, hope you enjoyed it.


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Nikk0 3 years ago

Great advice - still working on the whole keyword thing.


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LauraD093 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

Thanks Lisa-Marie I have been feeling pretty discouraged the last several months but this helped. I also really appreciate you opening up the Facebook link it has proved helpful. members of this writing community such as yourself are why I keep hanging in there:)


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Thanks for the positive feedback. It does take some time and research but it is very possible to excel on Hubpages. And, we all are learning new things everyday no matter how long we have been on here.


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Careermommy 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

This was very helpful LisaMarie724. I've vacillated with using the polls, but have not used them yet, but you say, and I've read other people say to use them. Do polls actually increase one's traffic?


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

It adds more information to your hub, which both Google and Hubpages like.


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Careermommy 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Ok, got it. Thanks for the explanation!


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Your welcome careermommy! Thanks for reading.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

When I first started on HP, I wrote poetry and short stories. When I realized I wasn't getting anywhere with that method, I switched and now I try to write Evergreen articles.

It does take time and patience to earn money here. It is not a "get rich" site. It is discouraging for newbies that expect to start making big bucks, but they will soon learn: it takes work and dedication.

Voted UP, and will share.


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web923 3 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

Lisa this article was excellent, and it makes it obvious why you are so successful on Hubpages. Thanks for a most interesting and informative read. Awesome and up!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and interesting. Great suggestions on how to make money on HubPages. I'm still at the stage where I'm mostly into poetry but will try to consider other things I can write about. Basically I love being a part of this community and love the friends I've made. I don't expect to become rich but making some money would be great. Passing this on.


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Thank you for the comments and shares, I really appreciate it. Hubpages does have a wonderful community and people are willing to help each other out. If you're new don't give up, keep at it and you will become successful.


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Sweet Epistles 3 years ago from From the Heart of God

Good advice! Thanks a lot for sharing.


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Your welcome, thanks for reading.


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uzma shaheen 3 years ago from Lahore,Pakistan

interesting and motivating hub.sharing it.


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Thanks Uzma, glad you enjoyed it.


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pisces4ever 3 years ago from Pakistan

Nice Article


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Thanks.


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sonykuddi 3 years ago from Bhubaneswar

This is a really nice hub which inspire me although I was frustrated with the strict rule of hubpage but now I can understand that hard always perform in hubpages.


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Thanks for reading sonykuddi, I'm happy it was helpful to you.


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ajwrites57 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

LisaMarie724 thanks for the tips. I still need to master SEO and pick some evergreen content. Enjoy your writing! :o)


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Thanks for reading, SEO isn't easy to master but it'll get easier with time.


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA Author

Thanks for reading "Make Money On Hubpages".

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