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Excellent Ways to Use your HubPages Earnings

Updated on March 6, 2013

Internet Bill

It is almost poetic how fitting it is to use the money you earn with internet access to pay for the internet access itself.

A New Computer

This follows in the same thread as the internet bill. It can be very satisfying to think of your computer as something that pays for itself.


I personally am an avid book collector. My bedroom quickly became my own personal library while growing up. Although I am already predisposed to appreciate books, I also consider books crucial to my success here on HubPages. I believe being well-read is key to being a good writer both technically and as far as content is concerned. My topics and content are very often inspired by what I read; be it informative or creative. My foreign language dictionaries and grammar books are also indispensible resources for my hubs on language learning. I doubt it would be too much a generalization to say that most HubPages beneficiaries are also self-proclaimed bookworms.

Magazines and Newspapers

These are excellent ways to stay abreast of the latest news and trends in various different fields. While being a good writer requires you to be an avid reader as well, reading a wide variety of magazines and newspapers will inspire you to continue writing more attractive, modern, and topical online articles

eBay Items

Since HubPages deposits your earnings directly into your PayPal account, it is a very convenient way to pay for purchases on eBay. If you are into reviewing clothing, accessories, and other goods, then shopping in general is a great investment as it will ultimately increase your writing profile, and thus, your earnings through advertisement revenue.

Ingredients and Craft Materials

If you are a hubber who is keen on writing recipes or tutorials for arts and crafts projects, then using your earnings to continue buying ingredients and materials for your recipes and crafts is an obvious investment opportunity.

Student Loans

This one is particularly important to me personally. I am currently studying on exchange and will be graduating in a few short months. It is an immense relief to know that I will be able to pay my student loans no matter what I do or wherever I end up in my further travels. It is just a matter of going online to deposit my earnings into my bank account from which my student loans will be withdrawn every month. I also like to consider my HubPages success a good reason for having gone to university in the first place. I give full credit to my academic career for getting me started as a successful online writer.


This one requires a pretty lucrative HubPages account, but it is nonetheless a noble way to spend your earnings. What better than to see the world without worry of financial woe. This is a reality for me as I seek temporary employment in various countries. If I move somewhere and my position falls through, it is nice to know that I have a financial safety net. Travel is also a good way to increase your earnings as you fill up your profile with high demand travel writing.

Your Own Website

Starting up your own website is an excellent way to invest your hubpages earnings once they become substantial enough to allow you the time to develop your website and afford the necessary hardware. If successful, this will ultimately augment your earnings through Hubpages or any other revenue sharing websites you might be involved with.


Setting up a savings account where you directly deposit all of your HubPages earnings is a great way to build up a pretty substantial nest egg. Even if your writing is not particularly lucrative, at least you will be able to increase it by earning interest from your savings account.


If your passive HubPages earnings are not necessary to supplement your general income, then donating it to charity is a great way to use your earnings. I generally advise donating locally to avoid scams.


You have worked really hard if you have earned enough to take off somewhere warm and luxurious for a much needed vacation.


Having a steady flow of passive income is the best way to achieve financial security after retirement.


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    • Spongy0llama profile imageAUTHOR

      Jake Brannen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      Indeed. The point of this hub was to point out what hubpages earnings in particular are especially appropriate for.

    • MarieAlana1 profile image

      Marie Alana 

      5 years ago from Ohio

      There are some great ideas here. You can do anything with money.

    • Spongy0llama profile imageAUTHOR

      Jake Brannen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      Doesn't everybody? Don't fret, I find mine increasing at least a little with every hub. Just keep writing because you never know when your next hub will go viral. I'm sure there are no end to the hubs on the topic of increasing your earnings (that's why I've never bothered to write one). The key, unless you are exceptionally lucky, seems to be patience and persistence.

    • carozy profile image


      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Many good ideas here. I only wish my earnings were more.

    • Spongy0llama profile imageAUTHOR

      Jake Brannen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      Thank you. I'm sure somebody else has already written on this topic, but I've been thinking so much about what uses my recent HubPages success would be good for, that I had enough to write a hub about it.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      5 years ago from Wales

      Some great tips indeed so I vote up and share.


    • CroftRoan profile image

      Kate Rolands 

      5 years ago

      These are some very good uses.


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