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How Did I Make Money Writing On HubPages? The First $100

Updated on January 16, 2012

You Really Can Make Money On HubPages!


Today I reached my biggest goal to date on HubPages:

I reached my first $100 Google Adsense payout!


This put me in a reflective mood, so I decided to take a look back and see just how I managed to accomplish this task.

Just what did I "do right" to hit that mark?

Was it great backlinking? Masterful SEO? Brilliant writing skills? Dumb luck?

I hit the $100 Google Adsense threshold exactly 5 months and 5 days after publishing my first hub, and I’ve been using Google Analytics from day one, so it should be pretty easy to figure out what works and what doesn’t.

It wasn’t until 2 months into Hubbing that I realized that I could tie my Google Adsense account to my Analytics account, so there is no Analytics earnings data for the early part of my HubPages experience. I do have the Adsense “raw” data going all the way back to the beginning, so I can at least find out how I earned money over those five months, right?

Turns out it wasn’t that easy to figure it out...


$100 - Woohoo!!
$100 - Woohoo!!

The First 3 Months

For my first three months on HubPages, here are my stats:

  • 50 Hubs
  • 9,800 Page Views
  • $30 in AdSense Earnings

My Stats, Month 3
My Stats, Month 3

Month 4

Around month four, I participated in a “60 Day Challenge” - it was an unofficial HubPages challenge devised by Sunforged.

The general idea was to gather a group of Hubbers to write 30 hubs in 30 days, and then to spend the next 30 days promoting those hubs. There was a lot for me to learn, and the participants ranged from newbies to established Hubbers. I felt I was somewhere in the middle ground - kind of new, but kind of knowledgeable and pretty successful given my limited amount of experience. Six months prior, I had never even heard of the term “SEO”!

Together, we all learned and shared knowledge, and by the end of the 60 days, these were my stats:

  • 75 Hubs
  • 18,000 Page Views
  • $60 In AdSense Earnings

My Stats, Month 4
My Stats, Month 4

Month 5

So that 50% increase in my number of hubs was accompanied by a doubling of my earnings, and almost a doubling of my page views…

And in the 4 weeks since the end of the challenge, my cumulative stats look like this:

  • 84 Hubs
  • 35,000 Page Views
  • $102 in AdSense Earnings

My Stats, Month 5
My Stats, Month 5

Today

So that’s a dramatic change! After the challenge had ended, I added just 9 more hubs, but my traffic nearly doubled again, and my earnings rose by two-thirds to break the $100 mark...

Something about that 60 Day Challenge must have worked, but I’ll be damned if I can point my finger to exactly what it was!

UPDATE! January 2011

After One Year at HubPages, I have seen incredible growth in every measurable category! I have been receiving Adsense pay-out every month for the last several months, and my Amazon sales have finally begun to grow - the Christmas season brough almost $100 in sales commissions from Amazon, and the New Year has been promising, with almost $60 in commissions during January 2011!

You Can Make Money Online - Those Pennies Really Add Up!
You Can Make Money Online - Those Pennies Really Add Up!

Breaking Down Stats Is Hard To Do

Here are the things that I think should have worked in my favor:

  1. Writing more hubs, and doing my keyword research in advance
  2. Promoting my new hubs with the other 60 Day Challengers
  3. Writing groups of hubs around the same topic

More Hubs = More Traffic = More Money, Right?

The first aspect, writing more and better-focused hubs, was something I had done before, but not as well or as consistently. Right after I joined HubPages, I set the “30 in 30” challenge as a personal goal, and I accomplished that goal. But I was so “green” in all things related to writing online that I rushed through the "30 in 30" challenge with no plan of attack.

The hubs I wrote back then were unrelated to one another, and I usually did my keyword research after the hubs were published. I thought I was doing the right thing by “tweaking” my hubs to improve them, when in reality I probably never should have bothered writing a good many of them. The topics were not ones that had a lot of search traffic, and the keywords associated with them were low-paying.

In fact, the keywords and topics I chose to write about early on seem to fall into three categories:

  1. Over-saturated topics
  2. Infrequently searched keywords/topics
  3. Low paying keywords

Sometimes I hit all three of these categories in one hub! For example, I was writing recipes (over saturated topic) about foods that no one was looking for (infrequently searched) and that only paid five cents or less per click (low paying keywords).

Once in a while, I did accidentally manage to stumble across topics and/or keywords that were successful, and that’s how I managed to grind out that first $30 in 3 months.

Right from the start, I was getting more than 80% of my traffic from Search Engines and other external sources. So at least I can look into my Analytics and see what keywords were bringing that traffic, right?

Unfortunately, when I look in Google Analytics to find out what search phrases brought people to my hubs, more than half of the time the phrase being searched for doesn’t match my content! So someone searches for “telugu actress mms video” or “team national” ends up on my Windows Vista Tips hub!

So I can’t even take full advantage of my Analytics data to figure out what works and what doesn’t...

Was Promotion The Key?

The first phase of the 60 Day Challenge was when I first saw the most dramatic increases (from a percentage point of view). I was writing one or two hubs every day or two, but my traffic was doubling every few days.

So it must have been from the promotional techniques, right?

“Probably” is the best I can say! During the early phase of the challenge, when we were all writing our 30 hubs but not yet vigorously promoting them, I still saw gains. The promotional efforts at that point only involved an RSS feed that we all shared, and it only listed the “best” or “hot” hubs, so I didn’t find my hubs on those until a few weeks into the challenge (if at all).

So maybe I was writing on more popular topics, with more high paying keywords? That’s possible, but alas, among my top ten highest-paying hubs, only 2 are hubs I wrote for the 60 Day Challenge (and they are ranked #4 and #6 on that list).

Is There Strength In Numbers?

So - if it wasn’t the quality of the hubs or the promotional techniques, then it must have been the approach of writing hubs in themed groups!

One of the initial suggestions for the writing phase of the challenge was to pick five or six topics and then write 5 or 6 hubs in each topic, along with one hub that tied them all together (a “capstone” hub). This is a long-standing technique for generating backlinks internally, as well as for holding a reader’s attention by keeping them in a “loop” of your own related hubs, rather than leaving to view someone else’s content.

Some of the groups that I chose to do this with were Recipes, Animals and Travel. I wrote a capstone hub for my recipe and animal hubs, but not for the travel ones. The animal hubs did well, the recipes did okay, and the travel hubs did nothing!

I also grouped Computer-themed new hubs with older hubs on that topic, but without a capstone. I added links in my new and old computer-themed hubs, pointing them all to each other. They did very well. Same thing for some Movie hubs I wrote.

I also wrote a group of Fiction hubs that did have a capstone to tie them all together. They were my least successful of all!

So grouping hubs can have a beneficial effect, but again it isn’t the “magic bullet” I’ve been searching for...

Writing is a JOB, Online and Off!
Writing is a JOB, Online and Off!

So What’s The Answer?

Why was I able to reach my $100 Google AdSense threshold in just 5 months? I’m still not sure!

Self Promotion

From early on in my HubPages experience, I’ve followed a basic backlink promotion pattern for every hub I’ve ever written:

  • RedGage, SheToldMe and StumbleUpon for external links
  • RSS feeds in every hub to showcase either my “latest” hubs, or a custom RSS feed to promote other hubs of mine
  • I used to use Facebook, but closed my account a few weeks ago. Now I use Twitter to send a link as soon as I publish a hub, but I don’t see either of them as a “real” source of traffic or backlinks

Of my top 20 hubs (the ones that have made more than $1.00 each) only 8 were written for the 60 Day Challenge, but several of the older hubs were in topics that are directly related to those 8 newer hubs. The interlinking between old and new within a topic certainly seemed to help, and the promotion of the Challenge hubs most likely benefited those older, related hubs.

Group Promotion

For the 60 Day Challenge, the main difference was having my hubs occasionally appear on the RSS feeds of other peoples’ hubs - I say “occasionally” because the list of hubs on the “best” and “hot” RSS feeds changes all the time, and any hub with a score of less than 80, or that gets few visitors, will never make it onto either of those feeds.

Some of the RSS feeds for the challenge were also promoted outside of HubPages, but the same rule applies - mostly the “hot” and “best” hubs were actively promoted. Many of us did submit the “latest” RSS feeds to external sites, but that helped everyone equally, and it’s effects would have worn off once the first phase ended.

And just to confuse matters further, some of my new post-challenge hubs see great external traffic within a day or two of publishing - with little or no promotion by me - while others get ignored all together!

But That Wasn’t An Answer!

So now I find myself with no concrete idea of what I did right! I scratched my head for a while and tried to think “outside the box” for a clue…

Eventually, I came across an interesting post on Google’s official blog that might shed some light. According to Google, 70% of search results returned are based on synonyms, and not on exact keyword matches! Plus, there a major change to the Google algorithms in May, known as the "May Day Change", that affected many pages all over the Internet...

In their ongoing efforts to weed out the crap and serve up the best and most useful content to searchers, Google has been rapidly and dramatically changing the “rules” about Search Engine Optimization. And they don’t always tell us content publishers just what they’re doing!

Don’t believe any of the “experts” out there who claim to know how to make Google work for you. Their techniques might work well in the short term, but Google is just as aware of these techniques as you and those “experts” are. If those techniques lead to “false positive” search results (i.e. the top search results are not quality content) then Google can simply change the rules and weed out those results. So as far as SEO goes, all of us writers trying to make money writing online are chasing a moving target.

In the end, I guess the lesson I’ve learned is a simple one that it shouldn’t even need to be said.

I’ll say it anyway, though: “Write good content about stuff that people are looking for, and you can succeed.”

Value of Quality, from Google's Matt Cutts

The Wrap Up!

Naturally, just writing great content is not all there is to it!

A bit of self-promotion will always be necessary.

Writing online is a business, and no business can survive without some amount of self-promotional advertising. You wouldn’t expect someone to open a new restaurant and not do some promotion to get things rolling! But once people are attracted to the restaurant, if it’s a good one, then advertising becomes less important - word of mouth and continued quality will keep the customers coming back, and they'll tell their friends to come, too.

So, with all of this in mind, I think the single greatest factor to my success so far is HubPages, itself. Just by publishing here, as opposed to on a blog or other site, I know that at the very least my work will be indexed quickly by Google. In addition to that, HubPages content seems to be highly regarded by Google’s algorithms just because it’s on HubPages.

Combining quality content with a great venue like HubPages, and then using reasonable on-page SEO and self-promotion, seems to have been the key.

And if the Google trend towards highlighting quality continues, then I think I will continue to benefit by doing just what I’ve tried to do all along -

Write useful, quality hubs about topics people are interested in!

Take the Poll !

Do you think YOU can make money on HubPages with Quality Content?

See results

The Future Of SEO, from Google's Matt Cutts

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    Kidgas 5 years ago from Indianapolis

    I almost wonder if it is quantity and the immediate exposure that brings the initial added interest before that interest is then picked up by the search engines.

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    teutophile 5 years ago

    This is an extremely useful hub. Thanks for your insights.

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    Shasta Matova 6 years ago from USA

    Congrats on your first $100, although I am sure you have made more since then. This is a great hub, very encouraging and helpful. I have been seeing my pennies inch up, and am thinking of strategies to make them collect faster. Thanks for your ideas!

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    icciev 6 years ago from Kuwait

    thanks Edweirdo for this useful and encouraging hub. voted up

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    Techbook 6 years ago from India

    Frankly you're article has opened my eyes. I just joined last week and posted my first hub. I'm a techie and specialised in Microsoft Excel therefore posting the best examples as hubs. You will be my inspiration... let me extend my congratulations to you on your success MANTRA.

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    BethanRose 6 years ago from South Wales

    Just what I needed to know! Thankyou!!

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    CapstoneTrends 6 years ago from Outside Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    This is SO AWESOME! and at this point in time... exactly what I was looking for! You ROCK!

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    melodyandes 6 years ago

    Wow! Impressive achievements. Congratulations, Edweirdo.

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    Patti Riggs Hale 6 years ago from Burdette, Arkansas

    Interesting! Want to start following your hubs!

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    Carolyn Dahl 6 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario

    Your hubs are very informative because you go into specifics and make it easy for people to follow your advice on how to do something, which is very helpful for us Hubbers who are still learning! Great work!

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    your cybersister 6 years ago from Just relocated from Florida to the mountains of North Carolina

    As someone quite new to Hubpages, I am very appreciative of the information in your hub. I have been wondering what would be effective ways of bringing more traffic to my hubs. You even answered questions I hadn't had yet. Thanks!

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    vrint 6 years ago from Mumbai

    Thanks for sharing your experience.Its really replete with useful information.This article will serve as a motivating factor for a new hubber like me.Keep writing ...

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    Edweirdo 6 years ago from United States

    #rorymullen - Good luck with your 30 in 30 challenge! Speaking from my own experience, it is a great motivator and a terrific way to get into the habit or writing on a regular basis!

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    rorymullen 6 years ago from Maine

    Nice information given. Understanding that the 30/30 will help me is why I am starting this part tomorrow. I will keep progress and show you how you have helped me. Keep up the stellar work.

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    Yanniz 6 years ago from Manchester

    great hub, just made my first one, have many things to learn:)

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    Justin Aptaker 6 years ago from United States

    Thank you, Edweirdo, for this very useful hub. I read this hub because I've been trying to figure out to what extent I should start trying to get more backlinks. Right now, I just use a few social bookmarking sites, and that is the full extent of my backlinking efforts. I was worried that this might not be enough, but your post set some of my fears to rest, reassuring me of what I hoped was true: quality content trumps hunting all day for backlinks. This is good news for me, as I rather enjoy writing, and do not at all enjoy looking for places to spread backlinks. So thank you very much!

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    IN2Deep 6 years ago

    Excellent Hub-I'm in my 2nd month-still trying to figure it all out-trying one thing at a time- though-Im glad to say for now- I am trying to stay focused on the writing more than the money and hoping over time to become another Hubexpert.I have to go read more of your hubs.Glad I found you.Great Information

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    Kamran 6 years ago from Pakistan

    That was really a detailed hub about your experience here on hubpages and it's a motivation for new hubbers thankyou keep on updating plz

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    Edweirdo 6 years ago from United States

    @jacques.gim - You should read my newest hub! It has suggestions for making successful, money-making hubs!

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    jacques.gim 6 years ago from Lancashire

    How do you make effective hub pages is it the contents, or the links?

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    mecheshier 6 years ago

    Nice stats!!! A great article with very useful suggestions. Thank you for such a great Hub!

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    Shawn Scarborough 6 years ago from The Lone Star State

    Congrats on making your first $100! Thanks for sharing your experience on HubPages.

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    Edweirdo 6 years ago from United States

    @Rebecca E. - I can't go telling all of the secrets behind the 60 day challenge ;)

    I can say that RSS feed submission is a significant part of my own promotion, and it's super easy to do. It's basically automatic backlinking that's done for you in the background, and sunforged has a great hub with RSS submission sites that I highly recommend:

    https://hubpages.com/business/RSS-Submission-Sites

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    Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

    I have to ask, and this is only because my poor mind is weak on this front, but from your 60- day challenge what is the main thing you think you did that makes your hubs get more traffic? or hav you got got your finger on that yet? I noticed (for my own hubs) teh moment my backlinking expanded to more than one or two domains, I saw an increase in traffic, but I have to work on keywords!

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    AKdude 6 years ago from Alaska

    Great hub! I initially threw up a few hubs for backlinking purposes and left again. A few weeks later I suddenly started to see upward movement on my Adsense balance on a daily basis! Now I'm back and getting serious about Hubpages! (and I'm tired of only making 26 cents a month on squidoo)

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    Mulnivasi 6 years ago from India

    Very useful Hub and very well writter!

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    multimastery 6 years ago

    Just what I was thinking and knowing:

    "In addition to that, HubPages content seems to be highly regarded by Google’s algorithms just because it’s on HubPages."

    Great Hub ~ Well Written!

    (Voted UP & Useful)

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    saesha 6 years ago

    thanks for the genuine information.

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    Gordon F. 6 years ago from New York City

    Nice to see it works for you ! Very nice analysis of the traffic and revenue here.

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    LuisGabriel2 6 years ago

    Great Hub. Thanks for the information.

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    SydFletcher 6 years ago from Slovenia

    Great hub! Thanks for useful info and tips!

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    harrison8bal 6 years ago from Shanghai

    Great hub, thank you for teaching me all these things about hubpages, now i get the point that keywords and SEO is very important. xD

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Thanks so much, and congratulations! I appreciate you sharing with us. I will implement some important things you said.

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    sensu0s 6 years ago

    nice hub. really good information.

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    onlinecashdigest 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

    This is the best hub on Adsense earning journey I have read. Thanks!

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    Martyv25 6 years ago

    Thanks for that very informative. I think I still have a lot to learn.

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    Mary Gaines 6 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

    Great and very helpful information....I love hubpages but see I have a long way to go. I think the trip will be a fun one.....thanks and cheers.

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    Sophia Angelique 6 years ago

    Interesting. Yesterday, for the first time, I had over a 1000 hits for the day. My money figure is not even close to yours! So, obviously, I'm doing something wrong... I'll go check that out now.Thanks for a good article.

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    bruzzbuzz 6 years ago from Texas , USA

    Great hub. Yes, content that unique and original will always be the constant with Google. Hubpages is the best.

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    hubba-hubba 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

    Wow, really great info, I like the approach of showing your month by month and then moving to the bigger picture! Really gets me motivated and ready to write for Hubpages! Thanks!

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    Jenny Calender 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your stats and images of them, wow! Encouraging :)

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    Annie May 6 years ago

    Great info I've just found you and think I'm going to learn a great deal from your hubs

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    charlemont 6 years ago from Lithuania

    I read this in one breath. Looking back and analyzing what was done is by far the best way to succeed.

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    bigocean 7 years ago

    It's great when someone writes useful information about any topic. This was very helpful to me for my online writing projects. Many thanks

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    Suzanne Day 7 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Thanks for this hub, I find all of your information about "SEO" or other methods very useful. You've just saved me about six months worth of research. I have 9 hubs and 25 cents revenue after 12 days, but lots of traffic (800 page views). Looks like I need higher paying keywords in my articles...

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    Mike Teddleton 7 years ago from Midwest USA

    Thanks for the pep talk, I plan to take your advise to heart.

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    fresh2def05 7 years ago from Louisville, Ky

    Great hub Edweirdo. It has been bookmarked for future reference.

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    simeonvisser 7 years ago

    Nice to see what HubPages has in store for us if you work hard at it. I'm in the stage of writing hubs at the moment, I'll learn more about promoting them as I go along.

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    kmurdy 7 years ago from Maryland, USA

    Thanks for the info-I'm just starting out and can use all the help I can get!!

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    ocbill 7 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

    adsense is great!! some days you make boatloads and others very little. So, I look at the avgs. & feel a lot better.

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    waystodos 7 years ago

    really good info for us newbies.thank you agian

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    Infoswell 7 years ago from Murrieta, CA

    Thanks a lot for laying all this out. Very helpful.

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    pisethz 7 years ago

    that is fantastic! like the way it works

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    Autumn Lynn 7 years ago from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Thanks for writing this hub. I am new and trying to learn all I can. You broke things down nicely and I loved the videos you included. Thanks for the help in newbie education process.

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    KLeichester 7 years ago

    Very interesting! I like it and will definitely learn from it. Thanks!

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    dosburros 7 years ago

    really good info for us newbies. I'll defintately be bookmarking this one and hoping to read an update in the future! Thanks

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    quuenieproac 7 years ago from Malaysia

    Thanks so much , am trying to digest all this .

    You are good and I will learn from you. Awesome!

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    shape_shifter 7 years ago from The Free Waters of Planet Earth

    Excellent info for a noob like me. I especially appreciate the video with the 20 pg pdf on SEO... This is the information, giftwrapped with a nice, shiny bow, that I was looking for in the first place, I just didn't realize it yet. Thank you. You also inspired me to publish my new novel via hubpages... It will commence on my birthday, November 16th and go chapter to chapter, one week apeice. Tune in for an exciting, futuristic romp! Thanks for all the great info. You have a new fan!

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    rui paiva 7 years ago from Somewhere in the world

    Excellent article. It is hard to find someone to write so frankly about the monetization of content online. I'll stay tuned to your hubs. Thanks. :)

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    Les Trois Chenes 7 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

    I like your rather biassed Poll. Thanks for this Hub, it gives hope as well as telling me what I already know - be business-like and do the homework. I just can't face doing the key word research et al. Just like the fancy writing stuff!

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    lyjo 7 years ago

    Congratulations, very useful information, I can see why you are starting to make money, I'm new at this and still have much to learn, but am really enjoying the interaction, Hub Pages is awesome, thanks, take good care,

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    agusfanani 7 years ago from Indonesia

    Thank you. I learn a lot from this hub.

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    Cemil 7 years ago from Land Down Under

    Cool, this is something to look forward too. Hubs to date - 3, earnings = $0. So at least this is a little inspiration to stick with it.

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    Tyrillis 7 years ago

    Thanks man this is full of very useful info. Following

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    Edweirdo 7 years ago from United States

    @Sweetsusieg - If you want to know where your visitors are coming from, go to the "my account" link at the top of this page, then click "Traffic Sources" in the left-most column of options.

    For visitor sources for a particular hub, visit that hub while you are signed on to HubPages and click the "stats" button (inside the black bar at the top of the hub). That will list where they come from, and clicking "Keywords" under that new tab will show what keywords your visitors used to find you!

    Good luck (and FYI, I am still making money from AdSense - I made $130 between July and August!)

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    Sweetsusieg 7 years ago from Michigan

    Awesome Hub! It gives me hope that one day I can say, YAY!! I made money with my words. I've seen an increase in my views lately, more and more everyday. A lot from outside sources, not sure where how they're getting here, don't care either as long as they come.

    Trying to figure out the Analytics, I can read it and see the jumps, but that's about all I understand. Hope you're still making $$$

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    DkSkoch 7 years ago

    thanks

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    tasksgirl 7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

    Great! Thanks for the tips! Bookmarked :)

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    IndikaT 7 years ago from Kandy,Sri Lanka

    Useful Information, Thanks

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    Tammy Frost 7 years ago from Oregon

    It is definetly work to make money with adsense. Thanks for sharing this hub and Congratulations on the success!

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    Lena Kovadlo 7 years ago from Staten Island, NY

    Congrats! I've yet to make my first $100. Hopefully I'll get there someday soon.

    Lena

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    Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

    Thank You! I am always greatful for the help more experiencesd Hubbers give to the Newbies...I am working It...I have jumped from 1.84 in adsense earned over 2 years at Blogspot, to .24 cents per day as of yesterday...It may not seem like much, but it is exponential increases that give me hope. I love writing, and that is my primary goal, to Write On! Thank You!

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    stazstaz 7 years ago from Canada

    Way to go and congrats on breaking your first $100! Lots of useful tips here, I hope I can break my first $100 sometime soon too!

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    ocoonocoon 7 years ago

    Thanks for the great hub. I've been on hubpages for way more than 5 months but haven't got as much traffic as you. Partly it is because I have been so lazy about writing hubs! Consistent writing of good articles with interesting content must be the key to traffic!

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    Write and Earn a Living 7 years ago

    One of the things that helped me to earn more from my HubPages was reading about Flagship Hubs. Using those suggestions helped me to see an immediate upswing in earnings.

    When you write your Hubs, it helps to realize that your page may be competing against numerous pages written around the same topic. If you can offer the reader more, making your page one of the best resources, it will stand out.

    I agree with your insights about feeds. These work away in the background for you.

    An easy method to grab a feed URL is to simply click on the feed and then copy the URL that comes up in your browser bar.

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    MIchelle 7 years ago

    Thank you for the tips and advice as I am very new to hub pages. I love to write but I am so lost of how to promote my pages. Thanks again.

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    Megavitamin 7 years ago

    That's a lot of information! I really appreciate you sharing your success story.

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    Alison Graham 7 years ago from UK

    Great article, thanks for all the info - it is really encouraging to hear from someone further along the journey to making good money from HubPages articles that it really can be done. I really tied myself in knots when I started, trying to learn everything all at once but now that I am just trying to write the best content I can and pick up tips here and there, things are starting to fall into place. I just wish I could find better paying keywords but I think it is better to write about subjects that I am really interested in.

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    hubpageswriter 7 years ago

    This is certainly useful information. Earning through Hubpages is fun, and at the same time, this is a great writing portal for writers of all backgrounds. Hub up, keep it up.

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    J.P. Gardie 7 years ago from Europe

    Thank you very much for this hub. And congratulations.

    It´s really nice of you to share all of these experiences.

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    burning bush 7 years ago

    Good information and well written.

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    happyexplorer 7 years ago from Mostly USA, sometimes elsewhere

    Thanks for being so open, and sharing your experiences and insights. It's really very helpful to those of us with a lot less hubs out there, wondering the best way to proceed.

    Thanks!!

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    prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

    This hub good as an information for us and for newbie who want to get income from Adsense. Thank you very much.

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    harrist 7 years ago from on the Net

    nice post and very informative

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    kev8 7 years ago

    Good article and good advice. I think its hard to put a finger on one exact thing that makes a hub work. I think its a mix of things and as you said its a moving target. My policy is to try keep on doing the right things like keyword research,backlinking,writing good content etc,etc while keeping in mind that sometimes hubs work and sometimes they dont.

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    Rudy Herdyantio 7 years ago from Indonesia

    great post! thanks for sharing this information

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    kims3003 7 years ago

    excellent hub - nice writing style. a job well done

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    manoharnagaraju 7 years ago

    Good one

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    Ms. Stephanie 7 years ago from North Dakota

    Hey Thanks! I really appreciated the information your provided. I found it to be quite useful as I am a newbie to this whole thing.

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    JamesCanton 7 years ago from St. Louis MO

    Congratulations. Thanks for providing the stats - that makes the information more useful.

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    MarlonFulo 7 years ago

    Congrats pal, way to gooooo. Perhaps youre right, hubpages are not only for writing per se, its about analysis, its about how you maximize the existing resources and techniques already embedded on the hub itself. Ur a genius!

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    bobskeyboardz 7 years ago from California

    thanks alot for sharing this!

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    doodlebugs 7 years ago from Southwest

    Great advice on keywords. I've been fairly successful on Hubpages by following niche topics and would recommend that strategy to anyone.

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    frankdekelli 7 years ago

    Wow! These tips are awesome! I can't wait to start making money!

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    katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

    Great bit of information, thanks for the insights as to your experiences, "How did I make money writing on hubpages"

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    jeanie.stecher 7 years ago from Seattle

    You did?=) well that is nice to know. Not all who are good in the web do good in using google adsense. Well, there are certain strategies though. Kind of difficult yet it could somehow pay off.

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    Desmond Yee 7 years ago

    Congrats on your success and a fantastic sharing. I enjoyed reading efforts you have put in to analyze your resources. Keep-up the wonderful job.

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    Nera Woods 7 years ago

    Congrats again. What a great analysis. Learned a lot.

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    Jenn 7 years ago from Florida

    Thank you for the useful info. I am pretty new here and trying to figure this all out. You have cleared some things up for me!

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    LeonJane 7 years ago from Australia

    Congrats on $100 in 5 mths, well written and informative hub.