When I first came here a few months ago, I really didn't know what to expect. I have wrote online for a few years, but I never found a site that I felt comfortable with. I won't list all the sites I have wrote on, but there are quite a few. I did constant research on the internet. I was new to being online and in all honesty, I wanted to see if I could make money. So I did research on writing sites, taking surveys, answering questions, writing articles, and many other things. In my first year, I found one site and I made $1,500 for the first year answering questions. But, I put a lot of time in on that site and I probably averaged $4 an hour. The site has now changed and it is very hard to make money on now.

While I was doing more research online, I finally came across Hubpages. I began writing articles and poems, as much as I could write. I am currently in that same process. Many people come here to make money and I see nothing wrong with that. We all want to be rewarded for are hard work. And out of all the writing sites online, Hubpagesis the most profitable site online. Now, I am not saying that people haven't made more money on those other writing sites. That is not my point. In an overall setting, Hubpages gives you more opportunity to make a steady income.


On Hubpages, you can sign up for the Google AdSense program or link your account with Hubpages and earn money from add clicks. Hubpages offers easy to follow instructions to set up your account or link your current account to the site. This is a great way to earn extra income and it can be very beneficial. Google will pay you for advertising their adds on your articles or as we call them here, your hubs. If you don't already have a Google account, you will need to set one up. Make sure you have an up to date email so you can validate your email and account.

Hubpages has now added the Hubpage Ad Program where you can also earn money from them for views to your articles. This is a new feature for the site and it has been a great addition. It shows how much that the Hubpage staff cares for their writers. Compared to any other site online, they are far above any other management team.


Hubpages also gives you the option to earn money from affiliate programs such as Ebay and Amazon. You will need an account set up for both Ebay and Amazon. Once you set up the account, you will be able to list speciic items in your hubs. Amazon will give you a percentage of everything you sell. You will then sign up through their affiliate program and the two accounts will be linked.

Basically, all you have to do is go to your account page and click "Earnings" on the account page. You will then see a box appear in the center of the page. This is everything that you have access too. Here, you can sign up for AdSense, Amazon, Ebay, Hubpages Ad program, and also Google Analytics. All you have to do is hit the configure button and Hubpages has detailed instructions to follow. As long as you follow them through, you should have no problem. When you are linked to another site, there will be more instructions to follow to properly set up your accounts. Once again, if you follow them, you will be just fine.


Out of all the different writing sites online, Hubpages has one of the best settings for your article. They offer a variety of capsules to maximize your articles potential. This is very important because you want your article to be presentable. This also gives you the ability to create the best article you can. You can add up to 20 pictures per article. You have your Amazon capsule, Ebay capsule, link capsules, rss feed capsule, quiz capsule, video capsule, poll capsule, table capsule, code capsule, and the map capsule. With all these available resources, your article has no boundaries. You will also have a comment capsule at the end of every article. This is very beneficial because you can leave feedback on articles and your readers can comment on your hub also.

Hubpages gives you the perfect foundation to maximize your article. You won't find that at many other sites. At Hubpages, they stress the importance of original content. It is very important. They want to provide their readers the best available content online. Due to this fact, they are ranked much higher in the search engine then most writing sites. See, it helps us all. This gives your article a better chance of finding a reader looking for an article similar to yours. As most of us already know, search engine position is a key opponent to an articles success. I don't believe many of us go to the 8th or 9th page on an engine search. Another reason is they do not want anything that is copied on the site. It will not be accepted. You will need to make sure you read the terms and rules before you begin writing. Just keep it original.


This is my favorite part about Hubpages. It is the people that write and read here daily. If I can promise you one thing, you will find many great people here from writers to poets, to moms and dads. You will meet people from all around the world. When you are new here, don't worry. They will eventually find you and they will help you along. Out of any site that I have been on, nobody's community compares to Hubpages. Nobody! The people here really care about you. From the Hub Elite down to all of the writers, they are very respectful and they will treat you as you treat them. There are thousands of good people here and for that, I thank you all.

I love coming here, I love writing here, and I love meeting all the wonderful people here. I have met so many wonderful friends so far in the three months that I have been here and the experience has been great. I look forward to building all of my current relationships here and looking forward to meeting many more. I love writing and Hubpages gives me every tool to be able to do that. I promise, if you goin here, you won't regret it. You can get your work out to the world. I am a writer and just knowing that, it is a promising feeling. There are all kinds of walks of life here. It is a deep community of people that are very respectful and we all learn from one another. If you haven't joined, don't miss out on this chance of a life time. The sky is the limit here. You can go as far as you want to.

I want to thank the entire community for our your special comments and for making a person feel so welcome. I have never experienced a community quite like this before. I am the lucky one. To every person that has come by and spent your time reading my work, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you. I wrote this for you. I appreciate you. You all are such wonderful people with big hearts. Your all great writers and you care about everyone. You don't find that in the world today, you really don't. Hubpages is a great example of how the world should be. Think about it. Why can't everyone outside our community treat each other with respect as we do here? In closing, it has been a great three months. I try my best to return every comment because that is only fair. You spent time reading my work so I can do the same for you. This is why Hubpages is the best writing site.

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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

TLW, you share a lot of knowledge about how Hubpages works! As for your comment in the last paragraph about HP being "a great example of how the world should be", obviously you haven't been to the Religion or Politics forums! (My advice: stay out of both unless you're a fan of verbal mortal combat...) ;D

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

JamaGenee, thanks for the advice. I haven't been there before. Thinking about it now, it makes sense. I would say it does get ugly in there.

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epigramman 5 years ago

...I think it's the best writing site because it has the epigramman - lol lol lol lol

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epigramman 5 years ago

...and oh yeah, the fabulous THE LYRIC WRITER, too.

Yes I love your open mind and world class attitude here and yes you're also such a hubtastic writer - as for me I have not made a cent here, don't give a hoot in heck about hub scores but I do enjoy and respect my artistic freedom and most of all, interacting and commenting back and forth with incredible people like yourself or as epi would say ' esteemed colleagues'

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Epigramman, you are too kind my friend. I haven't made anything yet, but I am trying. I am on your side, just meeting who I have, such as yourself, it has been a great experience. I do most certainly enjoy it. I hope I will get noticed and hopefully my writing is good enough to write my book one day. Maybe.

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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

I have the same idea with you about HubPages as the best writing site. I never find something good like this site out there. I found many people and new friend. My biggest adsense's income from HubPages as well. I hope we can do the best here....amen.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Prasetio, thanks for the comment pal. I agree. This site gives you the best foundation. Take care.

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gmwilliams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Of course, HubPages is the best writing site in the world. I love writing for HubPages. Amen. The people here are so nice and supportive.

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Gmwilliams, most cerainly. The people are here are great. No other site has a community such as this. Thanks for coming by.

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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi thelyricwriter, I think you have summed it up with the words, 'Hubpages is a great example of how the world should be. What a great community this is!

Thank you for sharing a terrific hub, Best wishes MM

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey MM. It really is a great place. It is amazing how nice everyone is. Seems like everyone is very respectful. Thanks a lot and be good.

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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Thanks for your impressions. It is good to know other persons experiences.Voted up and interesting.

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SusieQ42 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing. I, like you and many others on HP, love it, especially the great people who write. I've met some great, interesting writers.

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Dahooglund, thank you as well. People like yourself and the others make this such a special site. I appreciate the visit and your time. Take care.

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey SusieQ42. Thank you. I like you as well. You are a great writer yourself. There are many great writers on the site.

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WannaB Writer 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

I almost did a double take when I saw your hub title, since I wrote a hub with almost the same title five months ago, but I'm happy to see we have each emphasized different facets of the hubbing experience. i'm glad you are also enjoying HubPages

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

WB WRITER, thanks for coming by. That we have indeed. It has been great so far and I look forward to the future here. It really has been well worth while. I have met some great people here.

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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi thelyricwriter, I totally agree with you 100%! The positive community spirit here on HubPages is amazing. If it wasn't for hubbers like yourself then I know I would have given up by now, you are a great person and I'm so blessed to have met you here. I am happy that you have enjoyed your first 3 months so far. Here's so much, much more hub-sharing in the future!

Voting this hub Up, Up, Up!

Your friend, Cloverleaf

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey there Cloverleaf. I feel the same, I really do. You have always been respectful and I thank you for all your time you have spent reading and commenting on my work. I try my best to keep up with everyone so I hope I haven't let anyone down. I have been trying to find a job everyday so I am not at home as much. You are a good friend and you should be recognized for all your commenting. I believe I will begin working on that. It will be a great present, a recognition for everyone that has been so kind to me and others as yourself.

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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I definitely agree with you about the HubPages community and the general format for Hubs. I write for a few other sites now, and this is by far my favorite. I'm not going anywhere any time soon! I'm glad that you've had such a good experience here so far, too.

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

RC, thanks for commenting and reading. Same here. It is good to feel needed in the community.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

I agree. I feel very comfortable writing for this site and I greatly appreciate the comments I get from everyone especially since by now I recognize their names and I feel like friends I've never actually met personally have come to visit and read my hub.

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hello Gypsy. Thanks for coming by. It is a great place. People are missing out if they don't join. It is a perfect place for feedback. I agree with ya. See you soon.

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anusha15 5 years ago from Delhi, India

Along with community and forums, I'm simply in love with the great UI that hubPages provide to their authors. And on the top of that I can integrate with Google Analytics - which gives me great insight into the traffic sources and keywords that really helps a lot.

Cool hub.

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Anusha15, thanks for coming by and taking the time to read over this article. I agree. As a writer, you have every advantage that is needed here. The community is an added bonus. The community here is strong and very supportive.

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DREAM ON 5 years ago

Have you made any money yet?I heard there has been alot of changes with the HubPages recently?Do you think you could explain the changes in a future hub.I love the people and still are learning how to make money.I am first trying to improve my writing skills by writing and more writing.Then ofcourse reading and reading so many other talented hubbers stories and learning from them.Thanx again.

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Dream On, thanks for coming by and that is a good question. I am making a little money, but not much, The good news is it is more and more with each passing month. In all honesty, you have to write for your audience more then yourself. That is the key to making money I think. It doesn't mean you have to write on other topics, but many people personalize their articles and a wide range doesn't want to view them. Money articles and self help seem to do good. You just have to think of what people get on the internet to read. Breaking news, ect. Quality is very important also. Make your articles useful and entertaining as much as possible. It takes years to make good money, just depends on how much you write. Some people here get thousands and tens of thousands of views a day. Just experiment with different topics and see which ones do the best.

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Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

You are right on, lyricwriter! I hadn't visited you in a while, so I thought I would...and stumbled on this hub. You covered all the major reasons HP is so great. Voted up, interesting, useful, and awesome!

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Victoria, thanks for stopping by and adding your vote and comment. Hubpages is a great site, full of great people and writers. There are so many advantages here.

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

You are so very right;HubPages has given me more than money ever could.

I without a doubt award this one an up up and away.

Take care and have agreat day.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Eddy, thank you so much for taking the time to drop by. It is a great site of great people, writers, and friends. It is always a pleasure dear friend. Take care.

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Atyq 4 years ago


I think that it is easiest to get visitors on Hubpages than on Squidoo. Furthermore, I earn two times more on Hubpages :).

Anyway, this is a great article, thank you Eddy.

Best regards, Atyq

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