Making Money with Hubpages after 50 Hubs

I have been on hubpages for little over a year. The experience has been magnificent. I have made some very important connections. The friends that I have made on this web 2.0 property have turned out to be a positive motivating factor in my life. The poems, articles, videos and controversial hubs published have been most entertaining so far. Logging into hubpages has given me the ability to gain insight and information regarding different cultures and belief systems.

Hubpages provides an avenue to share your thoughts, get social support, make friends and learn something new. The social community on this platform may be the largest of its kind. It is very easy for someone to reach out to others who share similar ideologies. I do not think there is any other writing platform that provides such a large interactive community of strong writers.

Random Friends on Hubpages

The person who encouraged me to continue Hubpages when I just started is Cardisa. She is a big deal within the writers social community. She has helped to develop my writing skills and even helped with some of my hubs.The fact that she is Jamaican like myself is also a big bonus.

I have only met one hubber, Rastamermaid in person in Montego Bay. This is her version of the meeting: Interview with a Rasta. This is my version of the encounter: Rasta1 Interviews RastaMermaid in Montego Bay

The followers on hubpages are also very loyal. The social community will bookmark and help to promote your hubs for nothing in return. Therefore, it is very possible to make money with hubpages by the traffic generated by its social community alone. Furthermore, once your hub becomes popular amongst your followers and friends, Google follows through with more traffic.

I have written 50 Hubs, Now What? I am Going to Write More

After 50 hubs, I am pleased with the amount of money I have made with hubpages. It is nice to wake up and see money in my Google adsense account. My earnings seem to rise steadily over time. For the first half of this year, my average earning per month with hubpages is $12.68. My earnings for the month of January 2012 are more than all the money I made in 2011 (less than a dollar). I am pretty sure that my earnings for January 2013 will be more than all the money that will be made in 2012.

I have only used Facebook and Twitter to promote my hubs recently. I have little or no backlinks but it will come naturally. The best strategy is to have followers on other social platforms and then bookmark there. Those followers will in turn share and bookmark the hub. It is obvious that Google responds to social signals. However, strong content is king. Over 85% of my traffic comes from Google. Below is a table showing my Hubpage earnings for the first half of 2012.

First Half of 2012 Hubpages Earnings through Adsense

 
Total Hubs
Hubs Wriiten
Money Made
Monthly Traffic
January
23
4
$3.69
1,500
February
34
11
$4.05
3,800
March
42
8
$3.88
4,900
April
45
3
$9.50
6,100
May
47
2
$25.38
11,600
June
49
2
$29.59
14,600

It is obvious that I complete approximately one hub per week. This indicates that I have not been putting in the necessary input that I had planned earlier in 2012. After much procrastination, I am still being awarded for my limited input.

Improving My 50 Hubs and Moving Forward

Before moving forward with publishing more hubs, there is some little house cleaning that needs to be done. I really did start writing as a hobby. My previous hubs need to be optimised. Below are all the changes that will help me to become more professional. There is strong evidence to indicate that these are the changes that will bring more traffic and help to make more money on hubpages.

1. Change Pictures

Some of the pictures that are presently on my hubs do not belong to me. I have no idea of the sources. Therefore, one of the 50 hubs milestone tasks is cleaning up my picture gallery. I will try to use only creative commons or my own personal photos. One of my friends who is twelve years old was browsing my hubs asked me about my pictures. I told him I got them from all over the place. The kid then said, “It would be a lot cooler, if you had taken all the pictures”. At that point I realized I had missed out on a great opportunity to share my personal pictures.

To better understand creative commons, fair use and picture copyrights, consult the hub video Understanding Copyright Infringement & Using Creative Commons on your Hubs

Given the introduction of Pinterest, it is even more important to use creative commons or photos that are not intended for commercial use. The first photo on your hub should be optimised for sharing and distribution (re-pinning). In order to properly setup my pictures for general social picture sharing, I have consulted the hub How to Generate Traffic Using Made For Pinterest (MFP) Images.

My first graphic design for Hubpages (smile)
My first graphic design for Hubpages (smile) | Source

2. Spell check

I am from a background of mathematics, programming and electronics. I have always been a strong reader but not a strong writer. English literature is a new art to be mastered. The only option is to do some online grammar courses to sharpen up my word skills. All 50 hubs will be re-evaluated for grammatical and punctuation mistakes.

3. Inter-Linking Hubs

It is embarrassing to say that not all of my hubs are properly interlinked (blogroll). Google loves when you have multiple hubs targeting similar keywords or hubs that refer to similar topics. This will also increase the views of other weaker hubs that are related to your best hubs.

It is best to use the “group” option in hubpages to group similar hubs. This enables your viewer to easily browse your hubs. Placing hub links in or at the end of your article is also ok. There is also the option of creating a hub that is a directory containing links to all niche related hubs.

4. Seo keywording

Search engine optimization is the bread and butter of making money with hubpages. Learn to use the Google keyword tool. This is basically setting up your hub using a format that the search engine loves. This format includes using the keywords that people will use to search for the information that you are offering. It is also best to use low competition keywords. The keywords that have the highest CPC (cost per click) are the best for earning money with hubpages. Only 20 of my hubs are keyword optimized.

5. Backlinks and sharing all

In addition to Facebook and twitter, I will be adding several other social bookmarking sites. These social bookmarking websites only work if you are actively promoting and reading other random works. I try to stay away from automated or paid backlinking schemes. The only way to get feedback from social sites is by being social. It is important not to spam your followers.

Guest blogging is the best option for providing solid natural backlinks. However, I will not be able to use this option in the best interest of time. Using social or micro blogging platforms for backlinks are just as effective as guest blogging. Getting backlinks from comments and forums will not be effective unless you are an active member of that platform.

6. Monetizing (amazon)

My best hub did not have an Amazon capsule. It is ridiculous, how much money I missed out on. Google Adsense is dynamic and automatically targets prospective customers. Amazon targeting has to be done manually. Everyone knows that it is best to sell products from Amazon that is related to your hub. It is also nice to actually have a climax point near or around an Amazon ad. I may have to spice up the punch lines of my recent articles right before an Amazon ad.

7. Find more topics from within previous articles

Before you can start fishing for high paying keywords, the topic has to be determined first. These topics may be just some bullet points from your best hub. It is beneficial to write a full hub about a topic that you only touched on in your previous hub.

It is important to use a keyword to refine your topic into a Title. Therefore, some of my best titles are already in my previous hubs. This gives an opportunity to expand the scope of your niche while staying on point. This is also a solid method to interlink similar hubs.

8. Google Analytics (look for keywords)

There are a lot of ways to use Google analytics in non-traditional ways. One way of doing this is by tracking the keywords that are used to find your articles. Some of these keywords are used so often to find your article that it makes sense to do a separate hub targeting that keyword.

For example, I did an article about theThe Uses of Aloe Vera in Jamaica. Then it became obvious that most of the people that came to my site were really using keywords containing aloe and acne. I then wrote an article about Does Aloe Vera Help Acne?. It turned out to be my most popular hub.

9. Copyrights and Disclaimers

I have never checked to see if my hubs ever got stolen. I really didn't until now. I have heard rumours of people stealing my hubs, but never took the time to investigate (That will change). Moving forward, all hubs will be authorized by Google. Refer to How To Claim Your Authorship With Google to claim ownership of content.

I will also be adding the necessary disclaimers for each article. Content that provides medical and nutritional information will have disclaimers referring the readers to medical doctors for professional consultation.

10. Updating Content for Relevancy, Broken Links and Wrong URLs

This is one of the most important tasks that has to be done continuously. It is also the hardest, especially for those with a lot of hubs. Checking hubs is time consuming but necessary in order to ensure the strongest content is there. The readers will appreciate this.

I have even found that I have an article under the wrong URL to my surprise. My hub "How to Spot Teenage Depression" is under the wrong URL: http://rasta1.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Cure-Depression-without-Medicine

11. References

Using references is important in order to establish credibility regarding your work. It gives some sense of relief to the reader that you did not just make up stuff. It also shows that extensive time and energy was placed in the article that was written.

It is best to reference other websites that are already popular and have a high PR ranking. Referring to .GOV, .EDU or Wikipedia is great. Referencing books or research materials are also good.

Update List

 
Updated
Notes
1. Change pictures
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2. Spell check
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3. Seo keywording
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4. Inter-Linking
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5. Backlinks (sharing all)
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This one has to be done last
6. Monetizing (Amazon)
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7. Find More Topics (Titles) from within Previous Articles
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8. Google Analytics (look for keywords)
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9. Copyrights and Disclaimers
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10. Updating Content for Relevancy, Broken Links and Wrong URLs
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This table will be updated whenever I am able to accomplish these tasks.

Become a Hubpage writer

I am willing help any new prospective hubbers with their first 50 hubs once they become my affiliate. This way, new hubbers do not have to go through the trial and errors that I went through. They can start making money with hubpages in the first month. I Will be able to offer guidance on choosing a niche, identifying keywords, grammar checks and Seo.

1. Sign up under my hubpage link: http://hubpages.com/_3o2hu2iss1grz/user/new/

2. Email me your sub-domain name and user name for verification. (socialrasta@yahoo.com)

3. Then I'll help you choose your niche, keywords and the first couple of titles

I will also provide writing platforms that provide upfront pay while building your Hubpages revenue. This will help to pay the bills before you start making big money with hubpages. (email me).

Copyright © 2012 Rasta1

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Natashalh profile image

Natashalh 4 years ago from Hawaii

Nice! Congradulations on your sucess and thanks for sharing your advice. You've been here a few months longer than I have and you have a lot more traffic than I do. It shows in your earnings!


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Rasta1 - this hub is soo cool! It's also inspirational. I've been here a little over 7 months and I'm seeing earnings. :) That's great that you're doing this. As a side note, be careful with revealing your AdSense earnings - check Alocsin's Hub on AdSense earnings. I just say that cuz this is so freaking awesome and I want to see all that continue.

As for the copyrighted stuff...I know that if your work is original and that someone copies it, it won't show up ranked higher in Google results than your original article will. The bummer, though, is when those copycats take away your pageviews. I just had to file two complaints this morning. Ugh.

This hub is profoundly inspirational, though. I can't wait to be here long enough to see it all happen. :)


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ar.colton 4 years ago from Vancouver, B.C.

Definitely inspirational. I'm at 52 now and am starting a few similar tasks! Good luck and congrats!


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jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

Great tips! I'm not quite there yet, but I will follow your advice. Voted up and more!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Well done Rasta! Not only with your progress on HP, but with your tips to other hubbers. Your information is easy to follow and will be helpful to many. Keep on hubbing!


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Natashalh, Thanks for the motivation. I will try my best to follow through on this project as I said. Wish you the best on your apprenticeship.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect cclitgirl, thanks for the flattery. I did read Alocsin's hub about adsense earnings. It is safe to show the traffic and the earnings. I think the CPC and CTR should remain a secret.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Ar.Colton, I am glad that we are on par in terms of hubs. I need all the company I can get for the Hubpages journey.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Jennzie, I hope following this advice will help you in making more money. Feel free to keep in touch.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hi Sunshine. Finally some progress. All I need is a little glimmer of hope and I will try to make the best of this situation.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

You are doing well my friend; good to see that your projections are for a big jump in earnings. Well done and wishing you continued success.


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Marc8 4 years ago from Arizona

Great information, Rasta! Especially appreciate the actual figures you shared. There was a two month period that showed remarkable growth - from Feb to April, you went from under $4, to over $25. You only added couple Hubs during this period, so I'm assuming this was the result of moving up in the search results on Google? Was it better SEO with keywords, or just waiting for it to season?

Would certainly appreciate any thoughts you have on what caused the 600-700% jump! Thanks in advance - voted up and you just gained a follower!


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dinkan53 4 years ago from India

This is really an inspirational hub with nice advices. I think the new hubbers will be benefited from your writing. I will appreciate if you continue this type of inspirational and useful articles in future. Keep writing and good luck.

Rated up and useful.


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

Great information, Rasta! Definitely very informative. Yes, it is highly imperative, for online writers, to interlink their work so it has more of a chance to be read. I think it is also very important to link other hubbers on your page that fall in the same catagory of what you are writing about so you can help other hubbers get views as well (also giving your reader another writer's voice and information)

I have to say, this is very helpful information!


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Marc8, I love your question.

1. The later hubs are always better than the previous ones.

2. I find I get a strong response from 1 out of 5 hubs.

3. Google likes when you continue on the same topics

4. Sometimes hubs just go viral just by coincidence even months after getting almost no traffic.

5. The principles stated in this hub was only attempted in the last 10 hubs and was successful without intense effort.

Hope this helps. I hope to invest more time into hubpages and increase my earnings seriously.

Reading other hubbers share their experience was priceless.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Greetings Billybuc, The projections are a mental challenge for me. Based on my calculated projections. The numbers are modest and I hope to surpass them urgently.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Dinkan53. It is a privilege to have any young hubber follow me. Given that if they earn more, I will also earn more. Thank you for the energy.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect KDuBarry03. Interlinking is a must. Whenever you refer to popular articles that are beneficial to the user, your page rank also increases.


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sandrabusby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Good going. Keep up the good work.


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jellygator 4 years ago from USA

Congratulations! If you can, apply for the Apprenticeship Program, too. If you're accepted, you'll learn a lot, make new friends, and earn quite a bit more by implementing the techniques that are taught.


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fresh2def05 4 years ago from Louisville, Ky

This hub is awesom! Very informative and inspiring. Congratulations on your success. Voted up! And you have gained a new follower.


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Hi Rasta, I have a lt to learn and your hub here is a good place to start. Thank you for an informative article. Voting and sharing.


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

This is a very informative, interesting and useful hub. You have covered most of the points needed to spuce up a hub to extract the maximum out of it. Ueful both to novices and experienced hubbers.

thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas. Voted up all the way and shared.


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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Awesome voted up the points are most helpful


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Great work. Thanks for sharing your observations and knowledge about earning at Hubpages. You wrote in understandable, well thought out terms. Anyone who starts out at Hubpages could read your article and have a good launch. Well done.


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T4an 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

Great hub, very informative. I have not made much since joing adsense last month. I have only made just over $5.00. I need to work on increasing my hub traffic. Thank you for the information. Voted up!


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

What a great resource! I especially appreciate your checklist for updating hubs. I will share this and use it to improve my own hubs. Thanks.


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debbiepinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

Thanks for the great advice and help. As you said, you're not only trying to increase your traffic and income from Hubpages, but you're also part of this great community where we are all helping each other.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Hey my Rasta brother. I am so proud of you! You are doing so well and I really hope you stick with your plan this time around. I know it can be hard finding original things to write about but there are so many things in our beautiful island that are only indigenous to us. Keep up the good work and I know you will make it.


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m0rd0r 4 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

I wish you good luck Rasta :) I am making less with 80 hubs.

And I was planning to do 100/30 this year, but seeing what I actually can spare as free time - it is a chimera.

Probably I am not putting my heart into it.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

@ Sandrabusby. Thanks for the encouragement.

@ Jellygator. The apprenticeship program is only for Americans. I wish I could, but I have my hubbers to help me.

@ fresh2def05. I am glad it inspired you. I hope to do more.

@ Fennelseed, This hub does contain principles that I had to learn the hard way. The intention is to make life easier.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

@ Rajan Jolly. I am happy that veteran hubbers can also benefit from this hub. Respect.

@ DDE, Thanks for the vote and energy. I really appreciate this.

@ Cyndi10. I tried to keep it as simple as possible. Thanks for noticing. Respect.

@ T4an. I never had that level of earning so early. Your in a good position.

@DeborahNeyens. I am elated that you found the information useful. Thanks for the energy.

@ Debbiepinkston, The hubbing community is what keeps me around even when I am not writing any hubs. I like browsing Hubpages.


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T4an 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

Thank you for the encouragement rasta1! I will keep on writing and hope for the best. :)


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

@ Cardisa. I will be working full time on hubpages soon. I have finally unlocked some time. However, the festivities have taken its toll. I will try my best.

@ Mordor. I have seen hubbers who make a living with only 50 hubs. I guess they do a lot more marketing.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Rasta1, great hub and you certainly sound like 'a man with a plan', good luck to you - I got my first pay out last month and expect another one next month ,I won't quite make it this month :o(

I am also planning to write more hubs per month, I'm a bit up and down at the moment and I need to focus more. Well Done though - good luck for the future.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

This is a very helpful hub. For me, the most important lesson is #9. I will start checking into that immediately. Thank you for a well-written and informative hub.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Jools99. I have a plan. I just hope I am not over my head. Looking to get my first payout in August.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect MarleneB, I do not like the idea of policing my hubs. However, I'll have to spend some time on that.


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Rastamermaid 4 years ago from Universe

Bravo Brethren! This hub is hot!!!

This is an awsome,informative hub with golden content. Truly great info for all to read,comprehend and use!

Rasta1 we have much too talk about!

Voted up,useful,awesome,interesting and beautiful

Soon Come!


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Rasta, I will reveal some in depth secrets to you. (Lol). Remember I was telling you about implementing this plan.


SusieQ42 4 years ago

Great tips, rasta! I have found this hub to be very informative. There are many ideas that I've not even thought about, so I'll have to book mark it for more info. Thanks for sharing.


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

Aha! A Year later and here you are. The answer to many of my questions! So many new hubbers have been so willing to teach me and others how to go between the lines and write for a living like we have always wanted to. Thank you so much! Thumbs up and shared for sure!


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

@SusieQ42. That's a nice gesture. Hope the information really helps.

@Ruby, It is unfortunate it took me a year to figure stuff out. I just had to share it.


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Rfordin 4 years ago from Florida

Cool info Rasta deifnitly bookmarking this one as it has a lot of good info that I NEED to come back to. Thanks for taking the time to write it all out for us newbies.

Oh and BTW your English grammar is not bad at all!!! TRUST ME!

~Becky


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Rfordin. Thanks for the assurance and the compliment. I am trying my best not to mess up the grammar. Thanks again Becky.


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daisydayz 4 years ago from Cardiff

Well done on your success so far and hope you manage to make all the changes you want in the future. Voted up, good luck


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Daisydayz, it is a lot more work than I thought. Thanks for the encouragement.


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nanderson500 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

Very interesting article! Lots of useful information. I will remember this one!


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Nanderson500, I am happy you found it useful.


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Emayordomo 4 years ago from San Francisco, CA

This is an amazing article! Thank you for taking out the time to share your information with all of us hubbers!


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Emayordomo. I want every hubber to be successful.


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healthwealthmusic 4 years ago from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York

Thank you for sharing your personal thoughts, feelings, weaknesses, and ambitions, rasta1!

I have not been using Hubpages nearly as much as I wish to or need to in order to start making more money.

I have recently been working on changing that - the results are actually seen quite fast - makes for a great motivator! Keep up the great work!


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hi healthwealthmusic. I am glad to have given you a motivator. It is a lot of works but when done correctly.


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LauraVerderber 4 years ago from Mobile, AL

Great hub, very complete. The link about claiming your content with Google is particularly helpful.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hey LauraVerderber. Obtaining Google authorship should have been the first thing to do.


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

Awesome!


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thanks again lrc7815. I know you liked it.


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peachpower 4 years ago from Florida

This was so cool. I was wondering, though, if you are going to update your 2012 table anytime soon? I'm quite anxious to revisit this Hub and see if you're on track. Voted up and awesome, because it IS. Way to go! :)


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Peachpower. I will updating soon. I am working on building other people's website for money. I hope to hit my targets for October.


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Glenn Stok 4 years ago from Long Island, NY

Your title of this hub caught my attention because I remember when I reached 50 hubs the money started becoming more consistent. So I was curious to see what you said about it. I found this to be a good list of very useful information.

You listed many important points that everyone should consider doing. The thing that I found stood out the most was how you said we should continue to do housekeeping. This is something that I do with my old hubs and I found it to be a very worthwhile endeavor. I find it helps a great deal to keep hubs up-to-date. But I even go back and make modifications when I learn new methods of writing.

And now, I'm leaving for the last, a big wholehearted thank you to you because I noticed how you made reference to my hub on Google Authorship. Thanks.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Glenn. That piece you did about Google authorship has helped me a lot. I have read it about 5 times and others should too if they take web content serious. It saved me a lot of research time.


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Glenn Stok 4 years ago from Long Island, NY

Well I actually feel the same about your 10 points that you listed here, others who are serious should read that. So I had tweeted your hub.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

I saw it on twitter, I shall not forget such a nice gesture. Respect Glenn.


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B. Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Up, Useful, Interesting, and shared with followers. All excellent ideas and suggestions. Thanks.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Leekley. I wanted to make it easier for the new hubbers. Thanks again.


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

Useful information rasta. Your projections are quite positive. I hope you update them soon for benefit. Thanks for sharing.


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daisydayz 4 years ago from Cardiff

Just wondering how this challenge is actuallt going? you havent updated it in a while, wondering if you are on track. Its interesting to see how your earnings and views are growing over time through, especially if your not doing 100's of backlinks


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Jolly. I am so behind. I will do it soon though.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect DaisyDayz. Backlinks are so over rated, they really do come naturally.


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SkeetyD 4 years ago from Barbados

This hub has so much useful information and is very detailed. Excellent work! I think I may need some help cleaning up my hubs. Voted up and shared.


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Go for it SkeetyD. You are a great writer.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Congratulations on your successes. You are on your way. I must agree with you that Cardissa is a friend to all hubbers. She has been so helpful to me from day one. Great hub and advice that will help many!


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Tammy, I am not there yet, but close. Thanks for stopping by.


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Very inspiring. I am glad I was able to read this. Thanks for sharing. :-)


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect ignugent17. thanks for the energy. I hope it is beneficial to you.


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tipstoretireearly 4 years ago from New York

Google analytics is an awesome tool. Thanks for the great suggestions!


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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica Author

No problem tipstoretireearly . It is my pleasure.


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wilderness 3 years ago from Boise, Idaho

Well done - you've got some great tips and help for newcomers.

The only thing I would disagree with is using the same keywords in multiple hubs. Google will very seldom list more than 2 of your hubs on page one for the same keywords. While multiple hubs on one topic makes you an "expert", using the same keywords multiple times makes you a gamer, attempting to lock in the first page by playing games with Google.


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Wilderness. My most popular keyword is "Rastafari". It would be impossible to write my articles about Rastafari without the word Rastafari. Google sends the most traffic to my Rastafarian articles. If I write mostly about Rastafari, that would not make me a gamer.

If what you say is true, I have already decided to make a website/blog about Rastafari in order not to go down with hubpages if other people are using keywords with the wrong objective in mind.


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Thank you for sharing,this information. Very helpful.


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Vellur, thanks for stopping by.


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younghopes 3 years ago from India

great hub, very useful for beginners like me. it really motivates me to see that you made a good amount from your adsense. keep up the work


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Younghopes. A lot more can be achieved with some hard work. Thank you for stopping by.


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DeborahNeyens 3 years ago from Iowa

Congratulations on your success here, Rasta. Your checklist would be very useful for any hubber. Thanks for sharing it!


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect DeborahNeyens. It is a check list that I find very useful for other online projects.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

I've lost my Google Adsense account due to a mistake on THEIR side re my email-account. Problem is: Google is a machine not willing to explain its unfair, autocratic actions.

After almost 3 years I still have no clue how and where to get my hubpage's link for people to sign up under my name. I guess I should study the instructions in the Learning Centre.

Excellent guidelines about making money with HubPages, thank you, Rasta :)


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Send google an e-mail explaining the mistake. They are forgiving (even though its not your fault). To get referrals, The link can be found at the bottom of the page at "link to this page".

You seem to be doing great on hubpages. I am a great fan of your hubs.


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Kimberly Vaughn 3 years ago from Midwest

Great suggestions! I am working on adding additional pics to my older hubs and back-linking now.


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thanks Vaughn. These are some suggestions that worked for me. I am glad you liked it.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Rasta, could you recommend the right address to the right official at Google Adsense. I've tried a few without any success.


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect MartieCoetser. You can make an appeal at https://support.google.com/adsense/bin/request.py?...

You will have to explain yourself very well and show them it was a mistake. It is worth a try. Another method is to apply as a business entity.


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livewirez 3 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Sea

Looking at your earnings, it do increased every month.. That's great.. Congratulations...


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Livewirez. Thanks for passing through.


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Valene 3 years ago from Missouri

Great hub with very useful info. I need to hang on to this because I have no idea how all this traffic stuff works! I am more from a writing, literature background so all this technical stuff is over my head and really hard for me.


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academylight 3 years ago from Athens-Greece

Very interesting hub...congrats!


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

@Valene. As Google becomes more strict, there will be less need for technicalities. Strong content will automatically market itself with a little nudge.

@academylight. Thank you very much for the energy.


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academylight 3 years ago from Athens-Greece

You are welcome :)


Stellar Phoenix 3 years ago

This design is incredible! You most certainly know how to keep a reader involved. Between your wit and your awesome content, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost..aha) Fantastic job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool! Stellar Phoenix


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prairieprincess 3 years ago from Canada

Rasta, you have done very well here on Hubpages, and your views are very commendable! I like your ideas for improving your hubs. It all takes time and it's awesome that you have such good goals. Nice hub!


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Stellar. I am flattered that you found it entertaining. Thank you for enjoying the hub. Go ahead and start your blog, it will be fun.


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Prairieprincess. I have benefited from ideas from other hubbers. Therefore, I am just giving back to the community.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

Lots of interesting advice here for newbies and veteran hubbers alike.

I just passed my second anniversary here a few days ago. I have never written a hub on any anniversary like many hubbers do, but maybe I should . . .


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Au fait. As time passes, we become more aware. As your fan, I would really like to hear your side of the story. Thanks for passing through.


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susi10 2 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

Hi rasta!

This was a very interesting and informative hub, well done on your earnings and achievements! You have shared some informative advice and I am glad I stumbled across this hub. I have written 50 hubs too, and I wrote two hubs regarding my experiences like you, I loved writing those hubs! Well done again, and you have gained another follower!


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rasta1 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Susi10. Glad to hear from someone that travelled a similar path. I hope you experience much greater success.


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searchinsany 2 years ago from UK

A wonderful Hub that is packed with great advice, inspiration, and encouragement.


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rasta1 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Searchinsany. I am trying to give back to the community.


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Sunardi 2 years ago from Indonesia

Your story inspire me to write as many as I can. I am new is this great platform. Good luck, Friend.


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rasta1 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Sunardi. It can lucrative if you publish and back link everyday. After three months you will make some money.

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