The Highest-Paid Hubbers Make $650 to $3,800 per Month: Learning from their Stats - Part 1, Big Money


© 2012 by Aurelio Locsin.

Like many of you, I joined HubPages to make money from my writing. If the best hubbers have scores of 100, then they must make the highest amounts, right? So I studied their efforts and followed their examples, only to discover my earnings didn’t improve all that much.

Further investigation revealed a sad truth. The magic number 100 had nothing to do with financial success. If you don’t believe me, just compare the names on the best list with the names under success stories. With one exception, habee, there are no names on both lists.

All information comes directly from or is derived from figures at HubPages Success Stories.

Successful Hubbers

So I set out to study the stats of the top earners to see what lessons they offered. Let me preface this by saying that I don’t know any of these folks, though would welcome any of their comments on this hub. I’m not even following any of them, though that’s going to change. Also, the definition of success varies by hubber and is subjective. In this case, success equals high monthly income, which is a simple and objective number.

The following lists the highest earning hubbers, arranged by monthly income.

(click column header to sort results)
Monthly Income  
Marye Audet
Kathryn Vercillo
John D. Lee
Blake Flannery
Susana S

Quick Bios

The backgrounds of the top five hubbers are as different as their monthly amounts:

  • Mary Audet, who earns $3,800 month, is a divorced mom of eight who makes all her income from HubPages. She home-schools her kids, raises Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goats, and loves roses, chocolates and bath products. She is mostly known as a food writer and emphasizes learning the craft of writing.
  • Kathryn Vercillo, who makes $1,500 a month, has ten years experience as a freelance writer and blogger. She loves doing the research for her technology, relationship, personal finance and business hubs, and spends 10 hours a week writing and promoting her efforts. She estimates her part-time earnings at $30 per hour.
  • Habee, who gets $1,300, is a grandmother and a retired teacher of British and American Literature and writing. She judges writing and speech contests at local to regional levels and is currently a successful freelance writer on education, cooking, parenting and the elderly. Her husband helps with building and repair hubs.
  • JimmyTheJock, who makes the same amount as Habbee, boasts that his hub on World War 1 - Trench Warfare gets at least 13,000 hits and pays $35 per month. He advises not giving up too soon because it took him about nine months to reach his first payment threshhold.
  • StephHicks68, who makes $1,280, started with 15 years as an environmental/land use lawyer. She specializes in “how to” articles and on the delights of her Central Oregon locale. Her expertise covers such subjects as gardening, recipes and family.

Common Elements

These moneymaking stars share the following elements:

  • No rookies. They’ve been with HubPages an average of 3.8 years, with the newest members joining over two years ago. Age doesn’t correlate with earnings. Both the top and bottom earners have been around the longest while habee, who joined only two years ago is in the top three.
  • Hubscore of 90+. While only habee has a Hubscore of 100, the rest have scores of at least 90. Keep in mind that these numbers can fluctuate constantly by plus-or-minus three points, so one or two more may have flirted with the top number. The score does not necessarily correlate with income.
  • Lots of followers. With two exceptions, all these hubbers have followers in the thousands. It’s no surprise that if more people visit your hubs, the more income you receive. The top two also have the most followers. But thousands of followers are not always necessary as shown by Blake Flannery, who has only 623 followers.
  • Lots of views. Each hubber gets at least 4,000 page views per day, with the highest number belonging to Blake Flannery, who lands in the middle for earnings. Kathryn Vercillo, who ranks second for earnings, has 24,000 views and top-rated Mary Audet has the third –highest number at 12,000.

Please see Part 2, Conclusions, of this series to discover how you can use these stats to your advantage.

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Rob Bell 4 years ago from London

I think it would be interesting to look at what subjects they write about.

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American View 4 years ago from Plano, Texas

I have always not been a believer in what some say they made and of course they are not on the list. I believe this is the same list HP post out this month. So since this is traffic driven, why is it the person with the most views only make 1/3 the money the top earner gets and the top earner had less than 1/2 the views? Not to mention the monthly dollars does not seem in line for what they claim their lifetime earnings are. There are many inconsistencies in what HP does for us writers.

This was a good hub with good advice. Vote up and more.

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bizwin 4 years ago from England, UK

Great research. You have done a great job on this. Voted up and useful.

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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

Very interesting information. How were you able to attain the income and views per day information? The other stats I see as public info but I'm curious about the last two. I have always believed that this is a process and that like any other "business", it would take 3-5 years to make a good income. Off to read part two!

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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma

Interesting information. I don't always believe what a person says they make because many of them are indeed salesmen. I also see a few of them whining about not making enough money on facebook so if they are rolling in the dough there shouldn't be any whining. Just my opinion.

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Trsmd 4 years ago from India

Other fails ok regarding hubber score, age, followers. From where did you got the earning and daily page views? I think this is not openly published so there is no confirmed data I think. Thanks for SHARING this and will attract many hubbers..

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robie2 4 years ago from Central New Jersey

very interesting-- I'm on my way over to part two to get the end of the story-- voting up and interesting

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Hey folks, I'll respond to your comments later, but I noticed an error in the link on my hub to the information, which I've since corrected. I also explicitly stated in a separate sentence where the info comes from, since it was originally buried in a paragraph.

But the data for the earnings and daily page views are listed here:

And yes, this is a public page. Feel free to browse it yourself, which my hub also encourages. Sorry for the confusion.

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lin8t 4 years ago from United Kingdom

This is a very interesting hub and observation. Thanks for sharing!

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MosLadder 4 years ago from Irvine, CA

This was awesome man! I wonder what it is about Mary Audet's hubs that does it for her? She has a lot of very useful information in them, I know that. Voted up, up, up!

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anglnwu 4 years ago

Came here from reading part II. Again, I could definitely use this useful information. Thanks.

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pedrn44 4 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin

Thanks for writing this hub, alocsin. In terms of the number of followers, I thought I read that you cannot/should not click on the ads of people you follow. So, if that is true, is the income coming from those that are not followers but those that google the subject matter? It would be nice to receive that kind of income. They must be great writers that write on very popular sujects. I will have to check them out!

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I think it depends a lot on what the source of the traffic is, which unfortunately isn't listed in the stats. All things being equal a person would make far more if their views came from Google than if it they all came from HubPages.

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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Thanks Alocsin! Another great hub with great information! It shows me that patience and persistence are what is needed. Thanks for SHARING! Votes and shares!!

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I actually had the links to the data in the text, but they weren't working. I've fixed them now, plus explicitly stated in a separate sentence in the intro where the info comes from. It's all public info.

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giocatore 4 years ago

American View: income shouldn't be a linear function of traffic. It's going to depend on the rate of clicks for you and your niche, and also on dollars per click. For some types of ads the dollars are very slim. Other ads can bring in several dollars per click.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I corrected the link in the article from where I got the information. It's public information on the HubPages Success page.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I don't know enough about the process to answer that, I'm afraid. But I thought visits by followers counted when calculating hub income. Even if it didn't, the more followers you have, then the more they can publicize your efforts. Just some guesses on my part.

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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

When I read the success stories, I was impressed, of course, but I still have questions on the math. The site says they 'average' so many dollars a month, but they've all been here for quite a while, and the overall total they earned doesn't average out that way. In other words, how many months were factored in for someone 'averaging' $1,200 a month, or whatever.

I enjoyed the hub - thanks for posting, and thank for analyzing some of their info, such as years on the site and the number of followers. Voted up and useful.

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princesswithapen 4 years ago

The information that you have compiled and researched is awesome. I've read part 2 of this hub and I must say, both these stellar posts make for a nice little motivational read. Nicely done!


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Haha...I really value these hubs that give us something to measure with - I mean, I would like to be where these hubbers are, so I'm thinking, okay, write more hubs and market them! Thanks for compiling this hub. Voted up, useful and SHARING.

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tammyfrost 4 years ago from Oregon

This is great information. Thanks for your research.

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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica

I think I might be the first rookie to make a thousand per month. I am getting There. Thanks for the evaluation and the motivation. Respect

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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

That is the list of some of the high earners on HubPages, not all. There are many more high earners who are not happy disclosing their income publicly as far as I know. Anyway, Congrats to those who have dared to announce their revenue from HubPages.

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

thanks for sharing Aurelio...I am wondering too on how to move my income a notch...I haven't received that elusive dollar yet...

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

Aurelio, this is awesome information and a big motivation to see that hubbers who stick around & keep writing hubs, make money finally. I know it will take time but I would certainly want to be in this bracket.

Thanks for a very motivational hub. Off to read the concluding part.

Voted up, awesome and wish there was a motivational button as well.

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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada


So the lack of my inclusion on the, rather exalted, list above certainly correlates with my bank account. Great analysis! If part two is only a fraction of the awesomeness...that is part one...I commend you in advance my friend!


PS...sharing, voting, Up'ing...all that...

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Such an interesting and useful hub; which will benefit me greatly.

Thanks for sharing and a vote up due here.

Take care and enjoy your day.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

I have studied the success page, but how wonderful that you created a chart so we could make an easy comparison. Voting up and moving on to the next hub...

Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Great hub! I do think success comes with time and hard work Thank you for a great chart and giving us tips to succeed Take care,


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JKenny 4 years ago from Birmingham, England

Thanks for presenting this information in a simple and thorough way. Its clear, that if you want to be successful on here, then it takes time and a lot of hard work.

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tsmog 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

Thank you SO much alocsin for this valuable information, which help determine worth. Realizing the many hours and thought processes behind it I not only thank you, but Appreciate this work. Awesome. The puzzle continues.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Check out the link, Marcy. There's quite a bit more information there than I put in the hub. They list the total earnings, so perhaps you can do some calculating to answer your question. I didn't put that in because I wanted to cover current monthly earnings only.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Well, don't just leave me hanging with that comment, Rasta1. A $1,000 a month is an achievement for any hubber, rookie or vet. How do you do it? Do you have a hub where you explain your techniques?

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loveofnight 4 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

Thanks for sharing, you have put me on a new path of Hubbing.Be well and thanks again.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I suspected as much, Anamika. Thanks for pointing it out though.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

We'll both keep trying, Thomas, and maybe we'll be on the list someday.

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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for taking the time to do this analysis, alocsin. The information is very useful. I'm going to read Part Two now.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks all for stopping by. I'm glad you found this information as eye-opening as I did.

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Jessi10 4 years ago from Lancaster, CA

YUP! It is possible to make money. And the hubscore really has very little to do with making the money that You want or NEED. This is an eye opening, and straight to the point HUb! Voted UP AND Useful!

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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

I really love your articles on Hubpages. It is always great to get some key advice. The stats were awesome. Votes up and across.

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smiileyfacexo 4 years ago from New Zealand

This is so encouraging. It makes me want to write more. I read both part 1 and 2 and you made some excellent points.

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rls8994 4 years ago from Mississippi

This is a great article. It makes me want to get to work and do this better. Thanks for sharing this encouraging information! :)

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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

You observation is very interesting. I'm going to read the second part.

Thanks for sharing.

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rasta1 4 years ago from Jamaica

I havn't done it as yet, But I am following this technique that has worked with other projects in the past.

I hope to do it by the end of march. We should challenge each other. I have some ideas, stay in touch.

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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Aurelio, I really love the way you have compiled all these facts in an easy to understand and compare format. I have included this hub (and the next one) in this week's favorite list.

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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, its all down to hard work, and of course choosing the right category to write about. I, like others have made the mistake in the past of writing about what I feel like, funny etc, and not really taking notice of what actually gets read. I am trying to turn it around now, but good luck to them, that's what we are here for and hopefully we can strive to be the same. the more hubs you write, and good ones, the more money you will earn, thanks for sharing!

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molometer 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire, England

Great analysis of this conflicting and sometimes confusing data.

When I have looked at the hubs, that some of these long term hubbers write about. Is is even more astounding.

It really shows that we can write on just about any topic and it will find an audience.

The internet is so vast and I think sometimes we forget this simple fact. We are dropping our content into a pool containing hundreds of millions of readers.

There is room for everyone's content as long as it is useful, interesting, funny etc.

This is a great hub as is part 2.

Voted up and SHARING

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barryrutherford 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

Not sure I learn anything but that fact a list of top earners. Voted Down

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I would challenge you, rasta1, but first I have to break $150 a month. I'm nowhere near that yet. Good luck. Let me know how it goes.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I saw those and commented. Thank you so much.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

All a learning process, Nell. Thanks for visiting.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I appreciate the honesty, Barry. I think you'll find the lessons in Part 2. This part was just the intro.

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StephanieBCrosby 4 years ago from New Jersey

This is a really cool hub. I will be reading part 2 very soon. I am so glad you gathered research and shared it with us all. Thanks. I definitely bookmarked this hub!

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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Great hub, alocsin. I'm curious as to how you got all the page views and pays and such. Did they share that with you? It's interesting how ones with fewer years make more, or fewer followers, etc...I wonder if they all have hubs on the secrets to their success...? Lots of votes on this one. Very inspiring. Bookmarking and going to Part 2!

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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

Great researched hub! Voted up!

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Keri Summers 4 years ago from West of England

Up, useful and interesting. I don't expect to ever have the hours to put in to earn loads on HubPages, but it's stimulating to know that such money can be made for those who persevere and work hard.

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oliviaharrisbrown 4 years ago

Very interesting data. Thanks for keeping things in perspective.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

This is all available on the Hubpages Success pages -- I put links to it twice in the Intro section, but people still seem to miss it. Anyway, it's all public information that you can view yourself. If you can't find the link, let me know.

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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan

alocsin, thank you so much for sharing your research with us. This was very helpful! Up and Useful!



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formosangirl 4 years ago from Los Angeles

Alocsin, great research! Voted up and awesome.

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Dancing Water 4 years ago

Thank you for helping your fellow Hubbers!

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primpo 4 years ago from Ocean County New Jersey

Can you make money without a bank account and just a visa check card?

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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

interesting, aurelio. I'll have to check out part two

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Yes, primpo, you can get paid via PayPal through a debit card. I left a link on your other comment to one of my hubs.

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blaise25 4 years ago from close to you...

This is so inspiring and encouraging. Hubpages has been doing really great. Excellent hub!

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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I have returned to this hub several times and have shared it with others. I really appreciate the way you've compiled this information and wish you as much success on HP!

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I appreciate that, vespawoolf. I hope you've also had a chance to see Part 2 of this series.

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Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

Oh, I have needed this hub. #1 reason-- occasionally I visit the testimonies of the top earners for encouragement. Now I can see them side by side! Yippee! Someday I will be one of them, encouraging the next guy. Thanks, alocsin. Voted up and VERY useful.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Reading their hubs, Sinea, also gives one a good idea of how to write for HP.

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donnaisabella 4 years ago from Fort Myers

Thanks Alocsin, you are very practical. Where others speculate, you go digging and bring back results. I love that very much. It is just the kind of thing I would do if I had enough time. Thanks for doing it and for being so selfless in sharing.

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Enlydia Listener 4 years ago from trailer in the country

Very interesting breakdown of information...thanks for doing the homework.

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BarryCross 4 years ago from York, UK

Great Hub! Love the breakdown spreadsheet, it inspires us to keep writing to one day reach our own personal goals. Cheers, Barry :)

babithababa 4 years ago

alocsin , I found time to read this article and a few more . Your language is perfect . Then to say the information is much needed for me , a new hubber . Plus I am in low moods for Adsense disabled my account for no reason at all. So I am going to read your articles one by one .Thanks a lot .

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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

That is amazing information. Shows me how far I have to go. Very well researched and well done! Thanks for compiling this!

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savanahl 4 years ago

Your hubs are so informative. I can't wait for part 2.

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Felixedet2000 4 years ago from The Universe

Wow, nice job dude. I am coming all the way too.

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CookwareBliss 4 years ago from Winneconne, WI

Great information, and thanks for taking the time to study and present your findings!

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chelseacharleston 4 years ago

Great useful hub!

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Hope you found part 2 already, savanahl. It's in the link list at the end of the hub.

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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut

Very interesting, and it helps to keep me trying because I was beginning to get a bit flustered. Thanks, can't wait for the sequel. :)

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William Gerace 4 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Aloc this is a great Hub and a fantastic resource for all us writers here at HubPages. I am getting a bit discouraged too but thanks for your helpful Hub here I will read on to part 2 and learn more and maybe improve. I check my stats daily so maybe I can apply the techniques in part 2. Thanks again man. Great Hub. Voting up useful and interesting and sharing. Great work.

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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Awesome information given here, thanks! I am going to check out part 2 as well and follow you :)

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Lisas-thoughts101 4 years ago from Northeast Texas

alocsin, very inspiring article, thank you. It was a relief to have it reiterated that the hubber score has very little to do with income, other than hubber scores are going to reflect how serious we are about our hubs and promoting that is. I am off to read the rest of the story :) Another great hub!

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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland

Thanks for this great information about how writers on HubPages are earning money. I like the background information too of the successful hubbers because it gave me an idea of each person who is doing well.

Thanks for SHARING. Up and Awesome

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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

I would like to make BIG money because I have BIG bills haha. Such inspiration to keep on going. I didn't know all this information was made public, so thanks for bringing it all to light. You are awesome.

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

It certainly gives me hope. Up, useful and interesting.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Hang in there, truthfornow. Keep learning and writing and the money will slowly come.

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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India

Great Hub, very useful for new as well as other Hubbers. Voted up and shared.

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Dee aka Nonna 4 years ago

There is hope and it is alive. I look forward to the day I can say I am earning....big...I'm serious...earning BIG...LOL. Thank you for sharing.

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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I've come to the conclusion that in order to make money on HubPages: write a lot of good quality Hubs over a long period to time (maybe 2-3 years). It will just take time and effort I think. Thanks for all the info. I voted this Hub UP, etc. Now I'm off to read Part II.

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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

My hubscore is usually high but I don't know what it means. Certainly not high traffic or earnings

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Rock_nj 4 years ago from New Jersey

Good advice regarding learning from the best Hubbers. I remember when I was growing up, a friend became a top notch skier. I asked him how he did it, and he said he just followed the best skiers on the slopes and observed what they did. It seems to me that to be really good at making money on HubPages, you need to be able to commit a lot of time to it.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and interesting. Keeping this article and number two around. I think it will take a while to sink in. Plus I want to see what the big winners are writing about. You can congratulate me - to date I have made 0.35 cents - lol This means on to hub 2. Thanks for doing all this work and sharing and of course for providing hope.

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CR Rookwood 4 years ago from Moonlight Maine

That's cool that a few people here make a decent income just off HP. I freeze up if I focus on that too much though. I kind of want to write longer things, and use this as one platform for building an audience.

Thinking about money freaks me out, but hooray for all these folks! More power too 'em.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Maybe it just means you're a good writer, dahoglund ;)

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NicktheNurse 4 years ago from Huntington Beach, CA

Voted up. Very inspiring. This has encouraged me to write more hubs. I enjoy writing, and look forward to making some money, too.

mikeydcarroll67 4 years ago

Interesting! Very informative as well!

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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

There is hope for me, if I can figure out myself. Thanks for the great part 1 & 2.

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

this was so motivating, alocsin.

i have been now with HP for over 2 years and still make ~50cents a

i shall wait and watch :)

voted up as motivating and useful and interesting. Sharing it across.

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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

Do you blog as I haven't tried that yet? Is is esential?

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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Hello Alocsin, I'm not sure why I haven't seen this until now, but you rock. This is so good to see the analysis of hubbers who are earning really decent incomes from their writing here. Thank you so much! Voted up, up, up!

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Still interesting!!

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tipstoretireearly 4 years ago from New York

Interesting to read the backgrounds of top hubbers. They are good role models.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I have a few websites, Angela, but no blog.

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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

I might try the blogging I will let you know how that turns out!

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Dancing Water 4 years ago

Great hub, alocsin! You are using your gifts to help us writers! Thank you! Voted UP!

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shin_rocka04 4 years ago from Maryland

Slowly but surely trying to get to the 100 dollar a month mark. I gotta keep posting useful content. This is a great motivator. Thanks!

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Bard of Ely 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

I just found this brilliant hub when looking to answer the question someone gave me on a forum elsewhere asking how much it was possible to make at HubPages. If I could be one of the high-earners all my problems in life would be sorted out but I am nowhere near any of those figures! Thank you for sharing this. I have tagged as Useful and voted up!

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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Voted up and interesting. Sometimes I think trying to learn how to make money on hub pages is like trying to find out the secret ingredient in a's not that others don't want to help, it's just that you've got to find your spot.

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Bard of Ely 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

I have been trying to find "my spot" not just at HubPages but in the world at large for most of my life and I am 59 and still looking! lol

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EuroNinila 4 years ago from NYC BABY

AAwesome hub! You really did your research and it is great to write a hub that can help us fellow hubbers out. Thanks for sharing! Voted up and more!

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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Very interesting! You have really done a good research. Voted up. Now, I´m going to your part 2 of this hub. Thanks for sharing.

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Esrom Art 4 years ago from Indonesia

I love this great hub study. You done it perfect brother. This is really open my mind about how a hub and income has relevant connection. I read your hub carefully because you wrote data and good insight. I have write around 80 hub now and started 2 years ago. I did not got as much as the great hubber did. I will analyzing my hub content and make several change based on your advice. Bravo and well done.

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Msmillar 4 years ago from Valley Springs

Great information! Writing hubs is sorta of addicting in a good way. I can see myself hubbing for a few years if not more! Thanks alocsin!

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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Really great and useful info...voted UUI& for part 2...cheers

JThomp42 4 years ago

Awesome information. I suppose what it all boils down to is Traffic, traffic, and more traffic.

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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Wow!! Stunning figures!

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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India

Great Hub with useful and inspiring information, thank you for sharing it. Voted up and shared with followers.

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varshamaniar 4 years ago from Mumbai, India

Excellent article that provided insightful analysis of how much a person can expect to earn from Hub Pages. It is possible to make decent income from Hub Pages provided content is useful to readers.

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bankscottage 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Wow! Great hub. I'm still waiting for my AdSense account approval and think I'm doing good when I have a 50 pageviews per day. I guess I keep at it and it will pay off eventually.

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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi Alocsin.

Thanks for the great help you have rendered through this hub. A very thorough research. Sharing it with my followers. Thank you. Cheers, Rema.

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BuffyGirl 4 years ago

Shouldn't the newest comments be at the top? Or have I missed a setting somewhere to arrange them that way?

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

As far as I know, the arrangement of comments aren't under our control, Buffygirl.

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precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego

This hub is just great! Love it :) Reading and seeing this is inspiring. Voted up and shared! ^-^'

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

This is very impressive. I know some of these names well. Others I will read so I can learn something else new.

It certainly gives me something to seek to attain. Not because I need to make money but because it would be nice. Writing is a passion of mine and has been all of my life. Being here in a world of writers have have so much opportunity to learn and grow.

You really keep us on top of things . I am glad that I have found your writings. Sending Angels your way. :) ps

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Learning in Life 3 years ago from SW Florida

Is this the top earnings in all of hubpages of just those willing to share their stats?

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Hunbbel Meer 3 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

Hi there. A very impressive hub!

Actually I was looking for my next target to aim (in terms of page views) so I could earn the amount of money I'm in need of, and believe me, these results I found are astonishing.

However, I am a bit confused about views-per-earning thing. As I'm pretty much close to views per day - when compared to some of the accomplished hubbers mentioned here - but I'm nowhere close in terms of money. I guess I'll have to write with more commercial aspect from now on.

Thanks for an eye-opener! :)

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Very interesting. Congrats to those who are doing so well and thank you for sharing this. The information you have provided is being bookmarked so that I can reference the other links you have given. Voted up ++++

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billd01603 3 years ago from Worcester

Good informative HUB! I'm off to Part 2. Thanks

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Tricia Ward 3 years ago from Scotland

A very interesting start , must go to part two. Mind you there a few others to read now too. Well done.

omar21 3 years ago

Wow, that's amazing your hub is really great one , it's fantastic i am really happy now, thank you for your good effort

las41986 3 years ago

Hi i have a hub with some polls that would help me choose what i want to hub about lol... if anyone has the time please go to my hub and vote :) all votes are greatly welcomed ^^ have an awesome day :P

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maalarue 3 years ago from Texas

Awesome information. Thanks.

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Carl8033 3 years ago

In short the trend is that you have to have at least 100 hubs, stick around hubpages for at least a year and have a couple of followers and also be patient in order to make it big. Not bad at all, thanks for sharing, wonderful hub, voted up and useful and interesting :)

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isaacasante 2 years ago from Accra, Ghana

Great hub! I'm definitely fired up to keep on my HubPages adventure!

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Mabalani 10 months ago from London

Thank you for a very interesting Hub, 3 years later and comments still coming in, that what you call an evergreen hub.

May I ask how you did your research on these hubbers, I very much like to see who are the current top 10 HP earners.

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