How to Earn $1000 a Month Writing at Hubpages
Initially I started writing at Hubpages for fun, but we all can use more money. Now I am focusing on that. I don’t think it would be hard for anyone to make a $1000 a month at Hubpages, as long as they put in the time and effort, plus have the patience needed.
In an average month you can earn about $1.00 per hub with the Hubpage Ad program,, eBay, and Google Adsense. You'll find certain hubs earn more money than others. A rule of thumb that I've heard is to plan on 20% of your articles will earn 80% of the money. So this amount is doable.Many hubbers earn much more than this per hub.
How to Do It
I’ve read about one man that earns $3000 a month with around 250 articles and another that only earns $60 for the same number. What you will earn depends on how much time you put into your content and how well you choose your topics. Topics need to be specific. For instance, I wrote an article “How to Grow Lilies.“ It didn’t do well on Google. Once I changed it to “How to Grow Asiatic Lilies”, it gets more traffic.
Choosing the right niche to write about and the right keywords may be the most important part of writing for money. Some of my hubs earn nothing and one earns $30 a month. Many say they earn much more for some of their hubs. You can cut your work down if you choose the right keywords.
If your hubs are at least 8 months old and you are not earning at least an average of $1 a month per hub, you need to take a hard look at what you are writing about and learn some SEO (search engine optimization.) It can take a year of experimenting to find which topics get good traffic. This is where the patience comes in. As hubs age, they also rank better with Google and earn more money. If you aren't writing about the right niche though, you may not earn anything. Many say the formula is 20% of their hubs earn 80% of the money. I have hubs that get little traffic too.
Using simple arithmetic, you would need 1,000 hubs then to earn $1000. Many will do much better than this. If you can write 3 hubs a day for a year, you would have about that many at the end of a year. You may have a head start already, so it will give you days that you can have off. My bet is that you will end up earning more than the $1000 when you are finished.
I don’t have the time to write 3 articles in a day, but I can write 1 a day if I keep at it. After 3 years, I would have the 1000 hubs completed. Since my hubs will keep aging during that time, I would expect to make more than $1000.
I don’t know about you, but $1000 would go a long way towards retirement. If you follow the plan for 3 years and you complete 3 hubs a day, you may be able to quit that day job. I would spend some of that time on other writing sites though, so your eggs aren’t all in one basket. Creating your own websites is good too. Stashing money away in a bank account wouldn’t be a bad idea either.