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How much money can you really make from writing on HubPages?

  1. Baraccuza profile image60
    Baraccuzaposted 5 years ago

    Many people writing different things. But I and I'm sure that many other people would like to know the potential of hubpages.
    Thanks for answers.

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      After over 2 years and 500+ hubs I am up to a dollar a day with Adsense now smile

    2. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this
      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Whose that cool person 9th one down?

  2. MakinBacon profile image85
    MakinBaconposted 5 years ago

    For me, I've been on Hubpages for a little over two years, and make, on average, between $700.00 to $800.00 a month.

    Having said that, over that time I've probably only written for a total of three months, as it's not close to my online writing priority, as I make my big money elsewhere.

    Another factor is I use Hubpages to do a lot of experimenting for things I want to learn about for other blogs or websites of mine.

    I mean to encourage you by that, as anyone that's willing to be flexible in their writing and write things people want to know about or are interested in, should do very well on Hubpages.

    So many people gripe here that they don't get traffic, but say they aren't going to change anything about the way or topics they write about. They will always struggle no matter what platform they write for, or if they write on their own blog or website.

    Forget about trying to be Hemingway, a A-lister or rabble rouser, if you want to make money.

    Once you get some traffic and generate some revenue, then you can do some of thing writing you want to do for your personal pleasure, or whatever other reason.

    To make money though, stick with what people are interested in or need answers to. That will result in significant revenue if you stick with it over time.

    1. rabbit75 profile image85
      rabbit75posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I write mostly on here for pleasure. I'm quite new to hubpages, but I do know internet marketing principles and a few techniques. Writing a hub or any article or blog post is just one step. Promoting your writing is a huge part of getting traffic as well as keyword research.

      Finding what people are searching for a lot with low competition is a big part, but promoting it also helps to get traffic as well as search engine rankings.

      However, as for hubpages, I write what I know about and love pretty much.

    2. Anhedonia profile image80
      Anhedoniaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      WOW. I know this is 2 months late But I really need to know, how many hubs have you published? It seems you make quite a great deal of income. I want a solid figure, so I can motivate myself in getting myself to at least a fraction of what you are.

      1. Susana S profile image91
        Susana Sposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Not two months late...two years late.

        This is an old thread.

        1. Writer Fox profile image79
          Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Actually, this thread is three years old. (Pre-Panda 2011!)

        2. Anhedonia profile image80
          Anhedoniaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Well I apologize for grave digging, however this matter is the utmost importance to me. If so, could you provide me an answer?

          1. psycheskinner profile image81
            psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Start a new thread on it so people can give answers that relate to how things are now.

          2. Millionaire Tips profile image88
            Millionaire Tipsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            We are not permitted to discuss our earnings, so you are not likely to get very much information anymore.

            1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
              Marcy Goodfleischposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              This is true.  Years ago, the site published success stories that showed 'average' earnings of a few Hubbers, but that information changed dramatically.  Overall, the site doesn't permit discussing those things.  This is good, because it protects Hubbers who do well from being mimicked by those who simply want quick money.

              1. Anhedonia profile image80
                Anhedoniaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                I'm not looking for specific income. I"m looking for X(number) of hubs made. But thanks.

                1. Marisa Wright profile image92
                  Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  That's an impossible question to answer, because (as others have said) Hubs vary in how much money they make.  I have one Hub which has made about $500 in its lifetime, and another, of a similar age, that's made about $50. 

                  The thing is, no matter how much keyword research you do, the science is imprecise:  sometimes a subject you expect to soar will do nothing, and a Hub you wrote for fun will go viral.    The 80/20 rule applies:  you'll earn 80% of your income from 20% of your Hubs - but until you've written them, you don't know which 20%.

                  That means you may have to write 100 Hubs to produce 20 that earn well.  Or you may create the "right " 20 Hubs first.   There's no way to know.

                  1. NateB11 profile image94
                    NateB11posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    This is right on, and some experimenting reveals it to be true. I have to keep in mind that 80/20 rule.

                2. psycheskinner profile image81
                  psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  That sounds like a statement of income to me.

                3. Millionaire Tips profile image88
                  Millionaire Tipsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  That information would be unlikely to be helpful to you, since we don't get paid by the hub.  We get paid by traffic.  So someone could have written only one hub and made a lot of money, while someone else could have written a lot of hubs and still not make payout every month or even every year.

              2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
                Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                -- Can you cite  TOS reference about discussing earnings?  I tried to tell someone that, but they said something like "sez-who?". I couldn't find it in the learning center.

                1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
                  Marcy Goodfleischposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Rochelle - I don't know exactly where it's located, but maybe one of the others here can cite it.  It's my understanding that we can't discuss specifics related to ad revenues, etc. - but general examples might be okay.

                2. Barbara Kay profile image88
                  Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  I think that rumor started with the fact that you can't share what you earn per click from Adsense. I have never seen an actual rule that you can't share your earnings. If I'm wrong, please let me know and where Hubpages states it.

                  1. NateB11 profile image94
                    NateB11posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    It is definitely a rule, I've seen it referred to many times on the forums, including by staff. In the TOU, about half-way through it, under Payment, last paragraph says:

                    "You acknowledge and agree that You will not publicly disclose Your payments or Earned Balance (including any subcomponents thereof) from the HubPages Earnings Program without prior written consent of HubPages."

                    However, I've always wanted clarification and specifics about the rule.

                  2. Marisa Wright profile image92
                    Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    You probably recall that we used to discuss our earnings all the time - the only thing we weren't allowed to discuss were precise details about Adsense.   The rule about not discussing earnings is one of those that was "snuck in" without being announced, so I'm not sure when it was introduced -- I became aware of it when staff started referring to it in the forums.

          3. Susana S profile image91
            Susana Sposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            It's not got much to do with numbers of hubs.

            There are hubbers that get many thousands of views per day. If you average $5 per 1000, then that would give you some indication.

            Most hubbers don't get anywhere near that kind of traffic though.

  3. Garrett Mickley profile image78
    Garrett Mickleyposted 5 years ago

    I make enough for it to be worth sticking around.

  4. incomeguru profile image92
    incomeguruposted 5 years ago

    To know the potential of hubpages, click the link posted by relache above. 1000 page views/day can make on average $3.00

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hmm, if my CPM was that low I doubt I would continue.  CPM will vary based on material. Until recently mine was double that.

  5. D22314 profile image82
    D22314posted 5 years ago

    It depends on how many hubs you have, the traffic that you get, and the programs that you use. I don't use eBay on Hubpages, but I'm sure I could make a few extra bucks each month if I did. Adsense on this site is brutal, I've barely earned a dollar from them. However, since the new Ad program has been introduced, I've been earning at least $5 a month from old hubs. I'm going to start writing again and see what happens.

  6. Java Programs profile image60
    Java Programsposted 5 years ago

    I am new to hubpages and quite excited to know this that people are making a lot of money here...

  7. ssaffery profile image78
    ssafferyposted 5 years ago

    It depends what Wall Street feels like dishing out for that specific day and consumer market. At least that's how I look at it. You can write a lot of hubs and get a million readers or a million different IP addresses to click on the ads in your articles and it still won't matter. At least that's what I've experienced. So far, I generate between $100.00 to $150.00 every 3 to 4 months with AdSense but it would be great to generate ten or twenty times that amount. I'm sure there are some hubbers who earn more than $1000.00 a month.

  8. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 2 years ago

    This likely popped up in the helpful list at the bottom of forum threads that has 'related' discussions.  Some are much older than two years.  The information in them is outdated - especially anything related to revenue.

    1. NateB11 profile image94
      NateB11posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly. There's another old thread that got bumped and people on the thread were advising people to bold-face keywords in their articles, which I'm pretty sure is a no-no these days. Funny thing is, one guy in the thread prophetically said that the bold-facing thing would get abused soon too.

  9. Amanda Severn profile image89
    Amanda Severnposted 2 years ago

    Realistically, there are far easier ways to earn money quickly, but if you're prepared to stick around for the steady trickle that keeps coming long after the hubs are written, then yes, it's worth it.

  10. SmartAndFun profile image92
    SmartAndFunposted 2 years ago

    As Susana S stated, one popular hub can earn much more than 100 of them which no one cares to read.

    If you'd like to see how many hubs MakinBacon has, simply go back to his (her?) post in this thread, click on his screen name and it will take you to his profile, which lists how many hubs he has. Currently that number is 394; there is no way to know how many hubs he had two or three years ago unless he  responds to your question. I haven't seen this hubber active in the forums in quite some time You could also try sending him an email through the fanmail link on his profile.

  11. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    I have moved my hubs.  I left 2 remaining to see what would happen to earnings, and then left one hub.  I had 70 hubs but the one hub was the one I learned from process of elimination, was the money maker as far as HP Earnings program goes.  People, namely new hubbers, have posted that they just made first payout, and have had only 10 hubs.  There is simply no way of knowing.  The one hub that was my money hub, also had the most traffic. No sales from that one which was not my intentions when I wrote it to begin with even though I had a couple of products on it. I don't mind showing my cards, that hub was a Military hub about Marine Boot Camp. I have not written anymore military hubs because I had no desire to do so.   Feb is Black History Month, lots of ideas there.  I did a few articles a few months ahead and published them rather than wait until the holiday was here.  It took 3 years for me to make my first payout, then suddenly I was getting a payout every month or two and making sales. You simply never know what will work, or when things will suddenly take off like a rocket.

  12. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    You acknowledge and agree that You will not publicly disclose Your payments or Earned Balance (including any subcomponents thereof) from the HubPages Earnings Program without prior written consent of HubPages.
    http://hubpages.com/help/user_agreement

    1. Barbara Kay profile image88
      Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Ok. Now I know that I can't do that. I haven't for a long while since someone on the forums mentioned that you can't.

  13. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    9. Confidentiality
    You agree not to disclose Google Confidential Information without our prior written consent. "Google Confidential Information" includes: (a) all Google software, technology and documentation relating to the Services; (b) click-through rates or other statistics relating to Property performance as pertaining to the Services;
    ...
    Notwithstanding this Section 9, you may accurately disclose the amount of Google's gross payments resulting from your use of the Services.

    https://www.google.com/adsense/localized-terms

  14. Kristen Howe profile image88
    Kristen Howeposted 2 years ago

    It takes time to make money on HP, especially with Adsense, Amazon and ebay products. Within time, you can make up to $50  before payout. And that's if you've been here for six months or so. I've been here for around four months, and still have ways to go. I make a little bit of money each day.  I promote my hubs on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and started doing Pinterest last month. It had helped a little in the long run.

  15. Wavie profile image81
    Wavieposted 2 years ago

    Okay I don't get why people ask how many hubs they've made. click on their name and you will be directed to their profile where the number of hubs they have made will be displayed. Simple.

    1. passionatelearnr profile image88
      passionatelearnrposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      yes,but that doesn't tell about the money they made.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
        Rochelle Frankposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        ... because it is against the terms of use, as has already been stated and repeated. I'll repeat it again: "You acknowledge and agree that You will not publicly disclose Your payments or Earned Balance (including any subcomponents thereof) from the HubPages Earnings Program without prior written consent of HubPages."

  16. Sherry Hewins profile image94
    Sherry Hewinsposted 22 months ago

    HP used to brag about how much money their high earners made. They don't do that anymore.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Yes, you'll notice on old threads (four or five years old) that we are all disclosing our earnings left, right and centre - when things were going well, HubPages was happy for us to brag how much we were making, and the HubPages' own blog had several posts featuring the highest-earning Hubbers and their earnings.

      After the bottom fell out of earnings after Panda in 2011, suddenly it became against the rules to discuss how much we earned.

      1. makingamark profile image72
        makingamarkposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the explanation.

        I was puzzled when I became a member during the great squidoo transfer last year as I was sure I'd read threads within the HubPages Forum at some point in the past as to earnings. I couldn't reconcile my memory with the rules - but you have supplied the answer re the disconnect!

  17. JvicIndia profile image76
    JvicIndiaposted 3 weeks ago

    I used to make around $300 to $400 per month four years ago but my earnings have now reduced drastically due to low traffic. in 2012-13, I used to get 250 visitors to my top hub but now i hardly get 30 visitors to my top hub. I presume this is due to google's stringent SEO guidelines vis-a-vis Panda update

    1. theraggededge profile image94
      theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      This is another old thread. Please just read them, but don't respond. They are out of date and probably irrelevant.

      It's also against ToS to disclose your earnings.

 
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