The Highest-Paid Hubbers Make $650 to $3,800 per Month: Learning from their Stats - Part 2, Conclusions


© 2012 by Aurelio Locsin.

This is part 2 of a series. Please read Part 1, Big Money, so you can understand this information thoroughly. Otherwise, much of it may not make sense.


One of the big differences among the top hubbers is the number of hubs they’ve written. Susana S has only 96 hubs and yet earns $850 a month from them. Kathryn Vercillo boasts the greatest number of hubs at 1,123 and is the second highest earner at $1,500. Marye Audent, the most successful hubber with $3,800 a month, has 742 hubs. Clearly, you can succeed with a lot of hubs or just a few

I’ve performed a few calculations to show some interesting information about the hubs. The following names are arranged in alphabetical order by first letter to make hubbers

Monthly Income
$ per Hub
Views per Day
Views per Hub
$ per View
Blake Flannery
John D. Lee
Kathryn Vercillo
Marye Audet
Susana S

Views per Hub

Dividing the number of views per day by the number of hubs produces the Views per Hub (per Day) column. This shows how much traffic each of a hubber’s articles attracts.

  1. Blake Flannery boasts hubs that attract more than four times the traffic of the next closest writter. Each of his hubs gets an average of 209 views per day. His total monthly income is slightly less than average for this group.
  2. Relache is next with 45 views per hub per day. Her total income is near the bottom.
  3. Susana S has 42 views per hub per day. Her total income is equal to that of Relache.

Earnings per View

Another way to measure earning power is to divide the monthly income to get the earnings per day, and then divide that result to produce the $ per View (per Day) column.

  1. Top hubber Marye Audet makes the most earnings at $0.01 per view.
  2. Habee, our only 100 HubScore hubber, is next at $0.008 per view.
  3. Susan S, who also gets one of the highest earnings per hub, gets $0.007 per view.

Earnings per Hub

Dividing the monthly income by the number of hubs produces the $ per Hub column, which I think measures the earning power of each hub.

  1. Blake Flannery rises to the top of the list with each of his hubs worth an average of $9.55 per month. He has to do the least amount of writing to earn the most money.
  2. With fewer hubs than Blake, Susana S made her hubs the second most valuable at $8.85 each per month.
  3. Biggest income earner Marye Audet does slightly better than the average $4.02 per hub. She earns $5.12 for each of her hubs.

Types of Hubs

The types of subjects these top hubbers write about cover a wide range. Presumably, they only write about things they enjoy and have some knowledge about. The following list includes links to the hubbers’ profile pages, so you can find out for yourself what specialties cover.

  • Mary Audet focuses on home restoration and homesteading. Her page includes indexes to her thousands of hubs. She also writes hubs that do nothing but organize her other hubs. This makes it easy for her fans to find their favorite topics.
  • Kathryn Vercillo writes on business, computers and alternative medicine. Many of her hubs appeal more to men, who are the main users of the Internet. In contrast, Mary Audet’s efforts focus on the interests of women, who are the main users of hubpages. For more information on audience types, read my hub entitled Who Reads HubPages? Audience Stats to Increase Your Traffic and Maximize Your Hubs.
  • Blake Flannery concentrates on jobs, employment and music. He also has a series of hubs about birthday wishes at different ages. I suspect this unique niche gets searched for a lot on Google.
  • Susana S has the fewest hubs and says she writes on a variety of subjects. Her consistent earnings are all the more remarkable considering that with one exception, she wrote all her articles over a year ago. Many of her writings are product-related with a strong marketing slant. I suspect much of her income comes from sales at Amazon. If you’re interested in making your money that way, you need to read her hubs to discover what excellent SEO writing for sales is all about.


So, how can we apply all these statistics, plus looking at the to increasing our earnings.

  • Get a ton of followers. Having at least 2,000 is a good start.
  • Increase your total page views to at least 4,000 per day. Until you reach that threshold, you won’t be making much.
  • The number of hubs don’t matter. You can have about 100 hubs that you market well, or you can go for quantity with at least 700 hubs that you don’t market as well. If you want some information on marketing your hubs, check out my links below.
  • Find a profitable niche. There’s no one subject that makes money. Find something profitable that you enjoy writing about and then spin that knowledge into many different articles.

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Rob Bell 4 years ago from London

If you can't beat em, follow em.

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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

I agree that the number of followers that you have makes a difference. Even though they won't all read your hubs every time that you publish one, it is obvious that there is more potential for others to view them, especially until google indexes them.

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I cannot imagine that many views a day--wow!

susanm23b 4 years ago

Very interesting reading--especially for someone new to HP as I am. Voted up. I read part 1 also. Great job compiling all of this info!

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Kidgas 4 years ago from Indianapolis

I looked over this information myself and came to the same conclusions. Time and traffic is what will earn you some decent income.

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Kris Heeter 4 years ago from Indiana

Very interesting statistics! You've done quite a bit of "homework" here - thanks for sharing all of this with us!

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Trsmd 4 years ago from India

If you compare the data of the average hubber, it will be helpful to the regular hubber and new hubbers, who are thinking how to earn and see their capacity.if you compare with top earning people,later they get disappointed. Thanks for SHARING :)

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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

Very interesting set of hubs. I guess I need to put more work into generating traffic, and then just let time do the rest! Thanks for the information.

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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

Very good guide for new hubbers.

It is nice to know that people really make attractive level of income from hubpages


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anglnwu 4 years ago

Interesting observations. I'm still trying to figure this thing out and hopefully, I will get it soon. Thanks for sharing.

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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Very insightful and interesting to a fairly newbie as I am. Oh, I made it back on reddit last weekend! I had gotten banned. You helped with advice in your Hub on reddit! Thanks!

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davenstan 4 years ago

This is why I joined hubpages, to make money writing my own articles. The breakdown og earnings helps me a lot. I do pretty well as a newbie, but know I can do better. It is harder for me to a lot of backlinking and marketing my articles with two little ones at home, but this information gives me hope to continue.

Thanks for SHARING your wisdom with us all! Voted up and useful.

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freelanceauthor 4 years ago

Thanks a lot for sharing this. This hub is truly awesome and very useful.

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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

More great info! Thanks for SHARING! Votes and shares!

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giocatore 4 years ago

I'm sure that one could do well in other areas, but if you jot down what everyone says they write about, you see a lot of this: food, cooking, home. This tells me that although I most enjoy writing humor, that might not bring home the bacon. Of course, four years from now I could be the one that makes a lot of money from humor stories. But it's more likely that I'll do well with the aforementioned topics. this is a nice analysis, Aurelio. Thanks for doing the heavy lifting.

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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

Excellent analysis & information! Thanks for publishing this! Voted up and useful, and bookmarked.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thank you all for stopping by. I appreciate your comments and that you found this useful.

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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Yep - so you CAN make a living at this. Okay...back to typing, typing, editing, marketing, sharing...YES! Thanks alocsin for publishing this - it's inspirational! Voted up and across and SHARED.

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tammyfrost 4 years ago from Oregon

Smart idea on making a part 2.

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molometer 4 years ago

Great work getting these stats together. A fine job well executed. I too noticed that a few hubbers only have around 100 hubs and seem to earn a decent income.

Voted up useful and very interesting.

SHARING is caring.

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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Thanks for giving us incentive and something to shoot for by way of earnings. Voted up and SHARED!

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hoteltravel 4 years ago from Thailand

The statistics reveal the true potential of Hubpages. But, it is a fact that for every successful hubber there are hundreds or thousands of unsuccessful and disappointed ones. Not everyone can crack the code. With this hub, you remind beginners like me that it can be done. Voted up and useful.

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ap.publish 4 years ago from India

very helpful, interesting and inspiring hub. Hope I can pick up a thing or two from the top earners...

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Chin chin 4 years ago from Philippines

This is an interesting hub. I am just wondering why you didn't include your stats or maybe you have made an exclusive hub for that already...

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onlinecashdigest 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Great hub you have here! Its interesting to analyze the type of hubs that Marye Audet writes because she has the highest earnings in terms of $ per view.

I suggest we all benchmark on her topics and style of writing.

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

Aurelio, you have analysed the whole issue of earnings very thoroughly. I think it can be said safely that though the number of hubs do make a difference to the earnings it is probably the niche that counts a lot looking at the earnings of hubber Blake Flannery. His income per hub is extremely high. I think his niche maybe, is what people are searching for everywhere and this is gaining him super high views which are resulting in more clicks.

It is very true that marketing of hubs is extremely important to get more readers and eventually make money.

Thanks for this wonderful hub. I am bookmarking both parts of this hub for further study.

Thanks for SHARING.

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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Thailand

Awesome hub Alocsin. I think the key is time for many. I heard a while ago that it can take 6-12 months for a hub to reach its maximum search engine traffic, as it gets respect for age and interest. However, your facts also backup something I believe to be true, that you don't really start earning well until you exceed 100 hubs. This amount of content is then LOVED by search engines and your 'authority' increases a lot!

SOCIALLY SHARED, up, interesting and awesome!

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CZCZCZ 4 years ago from Oregon

Great hub enjoyed the analysis about each of the others successes. Thanks for putting this together!

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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Maybe you could make another hub on where you found all this information? This is really helpful, I'd like to see how many fall into the medium and lower percentiles.

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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada


I'm not going to lie. When I read 4,000/day views, a small trickle of blood came out of my left nostril. That is a lot of views. Well...I guess I'm off to read your "3,000 views in 8-Hours" hub.

It is good to have goals.


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GoGreenTips 4 years ago from Indianapolis

Another great hub of many I've read here on hubpages that directs me in the right direction. Thanks.

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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho

Interesting and useful hub series. Thank you for all of your research and calculations. Voted up, interesting, useful, and shared.

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vasantha T k 4 years ago from Bangalore

Thanks for sharing. This hub gives an idea about earnings/hub, page views ,income .Voted up useful. Best wishes.

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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Yeah, that 4,000 views per day is making me sweat. I was really impressed when my daily views went into three digits!

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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK

Well done! Interesting hub for all of us. The bottom line is that you need to produce lots of great content on well-targeted keywords and the money will follow. Must amend my policy of writing few hubs on a haphazard array of subjects!

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elikat02 4 years ago from North Carolina

Very informative - thanks for posting!

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JKenny 4 years ago from Birmingham, England

A very interesting analysis, definitely food for thought, for old and new hubbers alike.

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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

This was a very interesting read with what seemed like surprising conclusions but the explanation you gave for your conclusions made sense.

Thanks for sharing this information. Voted up, useful and interesting. It's inspiring to know some hubbers are making good money through their efforts and informative to learn the reasons why.

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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

Very Interesting facts Alocsin. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. Sure gave me another reason to keep writing.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Actually, I have quite a few about my own stats. Here's the latest:

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I mention the source as well as have links to it in Part 1. Check it out.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I've actually managed to get over 4,000 page view in a day for one hub, twice. But the trick is doing that consistently to make the big money.

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Thanks for this..fairly new here (5 weeks) and really enjoying the community! I left a site where i left over 90 'hubs', and, while i can never go back - i do miss my babies..sigh..

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loveofnight 4 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

Awesome Hub, you have answered a lot of my lingering questions and part one is a definite read.I had no idea that followers had such a great impact.Thanks so much for this informative I am on my way to part one.

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Jessi10 4 years ago from Lancaster, CA

oh wow! I was just thinking about this the other day! That's amazing! What you said, its true: You have to write, and then market your hubs like crazy! I loved this hub. So much information about how to make good money on Hubpages AND HOW to get there!

Amazing! I'm bookmarking both hubs! Thank you for writing them! You have a gift for giving information!


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thank you for another very useful hub, alocsin. I appreciate your analysis and conclusions. You've given me a lot to think about.

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Stacie L 4 years ago

well I don't know how you got this information,but if its true it does open my eyes.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Check out Part I for the link to where this information is from.

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

very, very, very, inneresting!

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biancaalice 4 years ago from Southern California

I really enjoyed both part 1 & 2 of your hub. Great information!

Voted up & shared.

Tina Truelove 4 years ago

I have been looking for this information since I joined Hubpages almost 2 years ago but I didn't know how to research it. Though I use my computer daily and make money online in various ways, I still consider myself somewhat computer illiterate. I read part one and part two. Thank you for compiling this information. These two hubs are probably the most informative I've read so far concerning how to make money or how to improve our Hubpages experience. Great Job! Voted Up!!

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thost 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Great Hub. vote up

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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

You have done a brilliant job here. I will try to work out your conclusion.

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teaches12345 4 years ago

Another great hub topic! I appreciate your advice and sharing on this topic. One can only prosper from this article. Voted up.

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rmcrayne 4 years ago from San Antonio Texas

I really enjoyed reading your Part I and Part II. I liked comparing the stats. But I think relache's stats for earnings are for more than just her "relache" account, and I'd guess the same would be true for some of the others. So the hub counts would be more than reflected.

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Pcunix 4 years ago from SE MA

I think there is a big difference between "getting" a bunch of followers and having a bunch of followers.

The first implies that you might offer some incentive like following back. Those followers will do nothing for you even if you had millions.

A high percentage of unsolicited followers are useless for similar reasons - they may follow in hopes that you will follow them, for example. But some percentage will be readers, so the more you acquire, the more chance of real visits.

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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

As always, this hub is well researched and informative. I hope someday to be able to use the information to my advantage! : )

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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

So how do you respond in the comment section to all those views that leave comments? Sounds like a plan to try to achieve though.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

The numbers constantly change. Also, I don't think they include income from Amazon and Ebay sales.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Absolutely right, Pcunix.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I don't leave a response for every comment, just those that ask questions. I do also try to leave a general comment every once in a while to acknowledge everybody who has visited.

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Tonu1973 4 years ago from the outer reaches of reality

Thanks for doing the number crunching and SHARING your findings with the rest of us. If I could consistently hit 25 views a day I would be happy ;)

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Give it time and writing. You're relatively new and even those of us who've been here awhile have a lot to learn. Thanks for stopping by.

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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

This Part 2 answers my questions from Part 1. Thanks and great job! Bookmarking this to check out some of the other helpful hubs later. :-)

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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

What an eye opening hub! Well done! Voted up!

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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA

I've noticed a couple of things from my own observations. Most of these hubbers have been on Hubpages for a long time, except Habee and she is an excellent writer. Possibly it helps to have really aged hubs. Relach wrote in the forums that if she has hubs that don't preform well, she deletes them. I wish I were getting 4000 views everyday!!

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I wish I was getting that number too. But if we stick with it, it's bound to happen. Thanks for stopping by.

markbennis 4 years ago

This is great alocsin what a fantastic Hub and so refreshing to read, it certainly gets me excited to see the success stories and the ultimate reward?

The monthly payout, ah yes how I will strive to be up there with the best of them, I better get writing more Hubs then.

Voted up multiple times, good stuff!

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Very interesting and useful

Take care and enjoy your day.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Another great learning article Alocsin. You have really went into some great detail with all these stats. A very useful article my friend.

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Green Lotus 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

What a wonderful review our top performers. I love the way you outlined everything. Alocsin, you are so prolific, I predict you will be up there with the best of them before too long!

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skinsman82000 4 years ago from Frederick Maryland

I'll be using some of these tips for sure.

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TasticAdvisor 4 years ago from Rochester

Thanks for taking the time to break down the earnings for the top hubbers. This breakdown shows that writing quality hubs and selecting the topics is just as important as quality.

Thanks Again.

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Michael Belk 4 years ago from West Memphis

Great information, thanks. plan to be on a list soon.

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Nedwhite 4 years ago from USA,Georgia,Deluth

I can imagine that we can that amount of money from our hubs

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Nedwhite 4 years ago from USA,Georgia,Deluth

i mean to say i can't imagine

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dslrtips 4 years ago from Evergreen Manison

wow, that's really something. Thanks for the heads-up

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Good luck. Perhaps I will join you there!

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I am nowhere near those amounts myself. But we can always dream.

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aisha91 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

wow, inspirational...

Thank you, I will study their techniques too...

useful and voted up.

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kayyluh 4 years ago

I would love to read more hubs like this. I found this hub so interesting and inspirational! I will definitely be going back to this hub more thanks for sharing I know everyone appreciates you are a great hubber!

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks kayyluh. I've actually indexed all my related hubs here:

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TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

I'd like to know how you got the info you talk about here. I love your articles and do wish I knew what YOU know! I've been here 7 weeks, have won 2 hubnuggets awards and have been nominated for a third...yet my page views remain low. It gets depressing, but I just soldier on. Maybe one day I'll be on your big earners list...if not, well...I'm enjoying Hubpages immensely. Thanks so much for this article.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Be here a few years and your page views will go up ;) Honestly, I think you're doing quite well. You've even won awards, which has not happened to me. Just hang in there and your views will hopefully pick up.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

This is all public information. It's on the success page, which I link to in the intro on Part I of this series. Hang in there -- you're very new. Give it time and you're views will go up.

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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I read this earlier but didn't comment. I think the compilation you've done is just overwhelming! I have a long way to go, but it gives me goals. I'm happy to see a recipe hubber is one of the top earners, as well. : )

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks vespawolf. I wish I were part of this upper echelon myself. But if we keep at it, we'll probably get there.

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MosLadder 4 years ago from Irvine, CA

I like that you have addressed the questions the way you did. Personally, I often run over these very questions every time I check out my account. What works, what doesn't? Is one subject better than another? Should I concentrate on writing more or marketing more, etc. Great job. I'll bet this was a good subject for increasing your traffic, eh?

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donnaisabella 4 years ago from Fort Myers

Thanks for doing the hard work and sharing with us. I hope your traffic increases too and that you make just as much money and if not more. I know you will. Thanks.

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emilybee 4 years ago

Wow is this hub informative! Thanks for compiling all this info. Very inspiring to read! Keep up the great work! Voted up.

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Felixedet2000 4 years ago from The Universe

Thanks for the conclusion. Already bookmarked for sure.

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chelseacharleston 4 years ago

Excellent hub! Love the arrangement and the series tip!

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William Gerace 4 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Aloc fantastic Hub. I have read a few of your others as well. I will definitely be following you. You along with Tammy Swallow really give inspirational tips to all us new and here awhile on HubPages. I will be voting this up and sharing. You guys really look out for us. Fantastic job Aloc. Thanks again. If anything this is a great inspiration for writing here on Hub Pages. Great work.

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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I will work at getting more followers after reading this hub. Thank-you for all of your assistance!

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks William. I'm glad this has helped you.

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Lisas-thoughts101 4 years ago from Northeast Texas

alocsin, the rest of the story was just as interesting. I am going to continue to read your hubs on similar subjects when I have time. There is so much to learn about hubbing. I am slowly but surely getting there in tiny bites :)

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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada

Alocsin, more interesting information. It's amazing how well they are doing! Thanks for your excellent analysis.

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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

Great lessons in how to make money from writing Hub Pages; using successful HP stats is essential. Until I see and can absorb the facts (precisely views per day etc.) at my own pace, I can't absorb the usefulness of the information properly. But this Hub lit a light bulb in my head! Many thanks.

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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland

This is encouraging information for those who have not started to earn a decent monthly income on HubPages yet.

I agree with you totally that organic traffic is the aim if you want to earn money writing online.

And that it is not the number of hubs that count but the quality of the writing and the SEO of these articles that count.

Very useful hub. Thanks for SHARING. Up, useful and interesting

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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

4000 views seems like a ton. I am glad to know that people do get there and that it takes time.

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CassyLu1981 4 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

Lots of information and great facts on the top Hubbers :) I'm still quite new for this (6 months old) and I think I've done quite well with keeping myself in the 90 hub score range and making a few dollars (at least) every month. Maybe in 2+ years I can be at the top with them! Thanks for the info and Sharing :) Voted up and interesting

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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Great Hub. I stumbled upon a Hubber who been here for two years, has written two Hubs, and received a Hubber award for 100,000 views! Wonder how much he earns? Is not on your list.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Glad to hear you're making some money, CasyLu1981. If you keep writing, the earnings should go up.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

That's amazing, mary615. Do you mind sharing the name of that hubber?

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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Hi, alocsin, I'll email you that info. OK?

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chaturrajneesh 4 years ago from India

It's a great information here. I think a lot also depends on the way one promote his hubs. But are these incomes purely from Hubpages? or it is sum total of other sites of hubbers as well.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

We'll need to find him, mary615 ;)

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

chaturrajneesh, I think this is solely from HubPages.

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daisyf1305 4 years ago from miami beach

GREAT HUB Alocsin. I took notes I tweeted and I book marked this hub, very very informative.... I have learned a whole lot. Thank you...

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Writer Fox 4 years ago from the wadi near the little river

This is what I don't get: Out of over 200,000 published Hubbers, only 6 are making more than $1,000 a month writing on HubPages? I suspect (hope) that there are more $1,000-a-month-writers than your list indicates. Anamikas, sunseven, pattyinglishms, soni2006 – just to name a few – each have about 1% of total HubPages traffic.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Writer Fox, these are only the ones who've chosen to publicize their earnings. Quite a few have decided not to.

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Adventure Colorad 4 years ago from Denver,CO

Great article. I've noticed after writing here for a year that my views have steadily increased, but I still have a long way to go to catch the top writers.

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Dee aka Nonna 4 years ago

Well, I guess I have to get my rear in to gear...I have a lot of work to do. Thanks again for sharing this. Voted up and useful.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Thank you again for sharing. A job well done. I will try to learn from this. Can't have everything overnight. Voted up and interesting.

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hhelen 4 years ago

Thanks for this nice hub. Like you have already discussed above, you don't need tons of hubpages to make decent money. What you need however is quality and traffic.

I have just 10 pages and consistently make around $70+ monthly. That is sure to go up if I spend more time writing a few more.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

That is fantastic, hhelen. But how do you do it? How do you make that much money with only 10 hubs? Maybe you should write a hub about that.

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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

Oh well this is great! I think we need to talk to the last commenter and see how she is getting traffic!

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Teresa Schultz 4 years ago from East London, in South Africa

I think I saw in a forum thread that these stats have generally changed - I THINK it was Marye Audet who said (in the forum thread) that her earnings have nearly halved - after panda (or was it after penguin?) Still trying to wake up, sorry - need another coffee! But, bottom line, interesting hub, and definitely inspiring. It's not just gaining a lot of followers that can help bring more traffic - sharing other people's hubs plays a big part in the process too. Sharing this hub to my HubPages followers.

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stricktlydating 4 years ago from Australia

Really interesting to see these stats. I have been earning within this income bracket since having about 90 hubs so I agree with you that the number of Hubs doesn't matter much. I am almost at 4 million page views. I tend to always stick to the same topics when writing Hubs though.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

These change constantly, Teresa. I could probably write a new one of these, but then HP would mark it as plagiarism.

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NC4Life078 4 years ago from United States of America

I would like to know how these writers are marketing their hubs, and what methods are bringing in their revenue (adsense, helium...). Most predominantly if their "followers" actually read all of their stuff.

I mean sure I could add all of these people commenting and they all could add me, but let us be frank; what are the chances they will read my material and vice versa? That number would only be 50, let alone 2,000.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I wish I knew too, NC4Life078.

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NateB11 4 years ago from California, United States of America

Useful, informative, and well-organized and researched hub!

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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

If only! Voted up and interesting. My hubs have increased, my followers have increased and my income has if I could just get my income to an astonishing level ;)

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hawaiianodysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

Thanks, alocsin! Not wanting to parrot any of the other commenters, I still want to congratulate you on a fascinating job with this 2-part Hub endeavor. I have one really nagging question, and you may or may not want to answer it. How was it that you were privy to the financially confidential data of the leading Hubbers? I was not aware that there might exist a public forum where this kind of information could be viewed...unless, of course, it's on the home page where their success stories are kept. Anyway, looks like you're on your way to being right up there with the premier Hubbers. Thank you for sharing your awesome knowledge with us!

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

To answer your quesiton, I'm special, hawaiianodysseus!

This is not private information, just not easy to find. I put a link to the information source in the first section of Part I. Feel free to check out the information yourself.

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daisydayz 4 years ago from Cardiff

It is really interesting to see it broken down like that. Helpful hub! I would love to reach that kind of money one day! For now I shall toodle along as best I can, till I have time to dedicate to writing and marketing. Thanks

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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Very interesting read! It will take time to have that amount of followers, readers and money. For now, I´ll just do my best as I can without any hectic. Thanks for sharing this awesome and useful hub Alocsin.

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afriqnet 4 years ago from Nairobi Kenya

Your Hub has boosted my Morale to write more and more Hubs. I am immensely encouraged thank you

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Lovelovemeloveme 4 years ago from Cindee's Land

This was really nicely illustrated and well written. I hope your name is up there!

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Esrom Art 4 years ago from Indonesia

I have read the part I and the part II is great too. I like write your hub because you made it clear for me, especially English is not my first language. Keep writing tips based on research. Bravo!

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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

This all helps, it really does, so that we all hopefully increase our earnings...thanks for sharing this & for doing such a lot of research into it...well done...lots of votes...cheers

ignugent17 4 years ago

Very interesting information and thanks for sharing.

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bankscottage 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Very interesting and informative, just like Part 1. Quality work, many followers, a niche, and most importantly time, seem to be the secrets to financial success on HubPages.

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BizVT34 4 years ago from USA

Making money on Hubpages is the same as the real world, you need good product (Hubs) and steady hard work. Good Hub!

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MG Singh 4 years ago from Singapore

Very interesting, but it wont be easy

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forlanda 4 years ago from US of A

I think everyone has pretty much said how well of a job you've done at opening our eyes to the possibilities at HP. Thanks for the motivation. HP will probably see a sudden surge of posts as a result. Good job.

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Kalux 4 years ago from Canada

Great motivation for the rest of us! :)

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Bills Place 4 years ago from Paragould, AR

Wow, I have read a few hubs on this now and the views per day the top earners get is just, wow!

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GmaGoldie 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

This is amazing - the details and the analysis. So many people don't understand this revenue source - and it is truly fun too! Excellent motivator - thank you! I will return time and time again.

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mpropp 4 years ago from Minnesota

alocsin, Ihave read so many comments and forums lately talking about how traffic has "dried up" for people on hub pages. Do you know if these top earners are also being hit hard? Maybe it is just temporary, but I would love to hear if this is happening to them as well. I'm so new that I wouldn't know if my traffic dropped or not! But, I'm sure successful hubbers like these listed and yourself would know if the Panda or whatever else might be getting blamed for the decline, was also affecting them.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Sorry, mpropp, but I have no idea how traffic is currently for these earners.

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MG Singh 4 years ago from Singapore

Awesome information. Very well researched, but the fact remains exceptions don't make the rule. I wonder if you could work out these awesome earners as a percentage to total number of hubbers

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rfmoran 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

I just came across this hub alocsin. A typically amazing job of research. You published this hub a month before I joined. I wish I had read it then.

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daisydayz 4 years ago from Cardiff

This is a great helpful and insightful hub, I have shared with my readers. Than you

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billd01603 4 years ago from Worcester

Great Hubs (Part 1 and 2)Bottom line it takes a lot of work and time to develop significant monthly income.

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jeffduff 4 years ago from Southwest Wisconsin

Alocsin, you seem to have a talent for this sort of thing! Perhaps you could interview (by e-mail or phone) a few of the top-earning and most popular hubbers? I think we would all be interested to hear their best piece of advice for increasing readership (or income, or higher hub scores, or something similar)!

omar21 4 years ago

Your hub is so useful, it provided me with great pieces of information,thank you

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pinkhawk 4 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

wow! this is really interesting and helpful... no wonder why this hub is flooded with comments.. ^_^... thanks for sharing!

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donnah75 4 years ago from Upstate New York

Thanks for doing the work to put this info together. I think having some insight into how to be successful on HP is going to be inspiring for a lot of writers on this site who want to make some extra cash. Great job on this. Voted up and sharing.

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chicagoguy 4 years ago from Chicago ,USA

well done !!

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Cardia 4 years ago from Barbados.

A very interesting and helpful Hub.

Thanks for the insight - it is actually pretty inspirational. Definitely makes me want to work even harder on my hubs and also market/promote them.

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Julie DeNeen 4 years ago from Clinton CT

I loved this hub. Thank you for all the information. :)

Qudsia Q 4 years ago

A very interesting, motivational and helpful hub.

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Pool Of Thoughts 4 years ago from Southern Ohio

You seem really knowledgeable about hubpages. At risk of showing my ignorance, I'd like to ask you a question. Do I have to be on here for 6 months before I can earn anything? You have to have Adsense before you can have any of the other programs that earn you money on here and I have an Adsense account but it keeps popping up in red that my account is less than 6 months old when I try to link it. I hope I'm missing something here... Any help anyone could offer would be great!!!

Sumi 4 years ago

Not Bad!

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timtalkstech 4 years ago

I've been wanting to read a hub like this - thank you for sharing this information. I found your tips and information to be very helpful. Voted up!

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

I wish I could tell you, Pool of Thoughts. It was a couple of years before I started showing any earnings. Maybe you can post your question in the forums.

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rumintasari 4 years ago from Sleman

Impressive results. Maybe things are different right now due to various reasons, but still impressive.

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vinayak1000 4 years ago from Minneapolis

Whoever thought something like HubPages would be such a goldmine!

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Mattknowsthat 4 years ago from Lansing, Michigan

Wow, I thought all the top earners would all have 1000+ hubs, $850 a month on 96 Hubs is crazy cool. I'm going there right now to see what she's doing! Thanks for putting this together.

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janshares 4 years ago from Washington, DC

Great info, alocsin. Thank you for breaking down the reality of what it takes to make money here at hp. You are knowledgeable, please check out one or two of my hubs and give feedback about my potential :-) Thanks, up and useful.

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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Just needed to read this once again, Aurelio. I'll be checking out Susana's hubs to see what strategy she employs to make such income from such few hubs. One thing is for sure, she knows how to exploit her niche to full advantage.

Linda0011 3 years ago

:O really !!! i can't imagine , how it possible. I want earn money like this.

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Nitin Pillai 3 years ago from Mumbai, Maharastra, India

thanks alocsin for such in-depth in information. These earnings reports are of great help to new hubbers.

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dwelburn 3 years ago from Chesterfield, UK

Are these figures still pretty much the same or have they all collapsed due to panda/penguin etc.?

Do you think it is more important to have followers than to be ranked in Google? I have focused on the later, but my views dropped down to less than a quarter of what they were, which is what has caused me to be inactive on here recently.

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SatendraSaini 3 years ago from India

Thanks a lot for providing so valuable information about highest earners of hub pages.

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abigail33 2 years ago from Dallas, TX

This hub really got me to thinking that I could do 1k+ a month. So have have listed a new hub everyday for the last 5 days, going to do 100 hubs to get started.

Thank you so much!

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joedolphin88 2 years ago from north miami FL

This hub keep me going probably the single greatest hub I've read for motivation.

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csashane 2 years ago from Korea

congrats to all the successful hubbers and thank you for sharing. This just gave me the push I need spend more time writing.

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AVailuu 22 months ago from Augusta, Ga

I'm addicted to your hubs. GG!

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MosLadder 22 months ago from Irvine, CA

Hey Alocsin! I'm surprised you never put Patty Inglish on one of these lists, I'd be very curious to hear more about her success story. (And if you have and I missed it, OOPS.) It's funny, I loved these hubs when you first published them and I still look back once in a while for inspiration or reference. Cheers!

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Rock_nj 15 months ago from New Jersey

Interesting analysis. But, I'm not sure why Blake Flannery makes so much more per Hub in a month than the other top 10? He must be selling products on eBay or Amazon, because all things being equal the HubPages ad program pays out at the same rate more or less for everyone as far as I know. Or, is it that his Hubs have ads that pay more?

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Rui Carreira 12 months ago from Torres Novas

WOW! These are the top earners? :D

I'm pretty close then! Thanks for the awesome hub, it really motivates me to keep going and I'll definitely analyze their profiles to try and take some of their magic for me.

Thanks again

Mystery of Reiki Healing - Pure Reiki Healing Discount 10 months ago

Hi your site sometimes times-out - I figured you would like to know.

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kenyanXstian 4 months ago from Nairobi, Kenya

This is my most precious hubs on Hubpages. I keep coming back to it like a reference book. Thank you for the well researched insight.

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Happymommy2520 2 months ago from East Coast

This is probably the best Hub I have read so far on Hubpages. I am truly inspired. Your work is awesome, have a great day!

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tammyfrost 6 weeks ago from Oregon

Hi alocsin... once again, your hubs are amazing. It has been a long time since I have been on Hubpages and I can certainly tell the difference in pay. Can you message me and let me know how you are doing here on Hubpages.... I am not sure how to get my views up again. Thanks.

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