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How to Make Money Writing a Blog on HubPages: Earn Money Online With Creative Articles and Affiliate Advertising

Updated on January 20, 2017
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Can You Really Make Money by Publishing Articles on HubPages?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions by New Hubbers and people who are considering Joining HubPages.

This Hub Article will discuss the several Affiliate Programs offered on HubPages and how to set them up to make money.

We will discuss the HubPages Earnings Program, eBay and Amazon Affiliate Programs and Google Adsense and how to Effectively Use each program to your benefit.

Please keep in mind that HubPages is not a "Get Rich Quick Scheme!" Making money happens with experience over time. A lot of research and effort must be made before most people start making any money. Save yourself some time and effort by doing your research!


Money Making Check List:

  • Have I signed up for and been accepted in the various Earnings Programs?
  • Do I Write Quality Content?
  • Do I Share My Work Socially?

Who are the Monetization Partners on HubPages?

The Monetization Partners on HubPages are the companies that HubPages has made agreements with to allow ads to appear on our site in exchange for revenue.

The way it works is that Hubbers create individual Hub Articles and Ads are placed on the Hubs. When people click on the Ads in our Hub Articles, we get a share of the cost paid by the Advertiser. It may seem complicated at first, but it really isn't!


**Read This Important Message!**

Never Click On Your Own Ads!

Doing so is considered "Ad Fraud" and is a violation of HubPages' Terms of Use and also violates Google and the other Affiliate Program rules. If you click on your own ads you risk being Banned from HubPages and Google AdSense for Life! The same rule applies for clicking on other Hubbers' Hub Ads indiscriminately, or having people outside of HubPages go to your Hubs and click on your ads repetitively. Your IP Address is associated with each ad that you click. Be A Responsible Advertiser!


You Can Make Money On HubPages Through Advertisements!

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Let's take a look at HubPages' Advertising Partners:

  • HubPages Earnings Program
  • Amazon Affiliates Program
  • eBay Program
  • Google Adsense


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The HubPages Earnings Program

The HubPages Earnings Program is a combination of several Advertising programs combined into one. This program is fairly new and many Hubbers have experienced great monetary results. Having all these programs in one place is great because it allows for faster earnings and one Single Payout.

  • The Earnings Threshold for the HubPages Earnings Program is $50.00 (USD) meaning that you have to earn at least that amount during a pay period to get paid.
  • Payments are sent on the 28th of each month via PayPal.

It can be a little confusing to understand the HubPages Earnings Program because there are actually 2 Amazon and 2 eBay programs that are currently running. The Amazon Associates Program is the older of the two Amazon Ad Programs and at one time stood alone as it's own entity. It is worthy to note that sometime in the future this program will be added to the HubPages Earnings Program and will no longer stand as a separate program.

eBay is now part of the HubPages Earnings Program as well. This is great for Hubbers because about 3 years ago eBay stopped accepting applications to it's Affiliate Advertising Program. Now Hubbers who are enrolled in the HubPages Earnings Program can benefit from having eBay Ads in their Hub Articles!

Any Hubber that has been successfully accepted into the HubPages Earnings Program can now earn from both eBay and Amazon without signing up for additional affiliation.


Making Money With Amazon

Using Amazon For Targeted Advertising

Amazon offers an Affiliate Program that Hubbers can use to pinpoint ads to what they are describing in their Hubs. Although the Amazon Affiliate Program is scheduled to be phased out of HubPages as it's own entity, Hub Authors can still earn through Amazon Ads as they are included as part of the HubPages Earnings Program.

Amazon Ads can be strategically placed within your Hub Articles. When you are writing about a specific product such as a book, you can place an Ad next to the text. Chances are that if someone from a search engine query read your article, they may be looking for the product you are writing about, and they can purchase the item right through your page.


The eBay Program: Utilize "Real Time Bidding"!

The eBay Program is a great way to utilize "RTB" or "Real Time Bidding" where users can bid for items right off of your page!

"RTB" is a relatively new concept and is growing in popularity fast! Imagine that you are searching for information on a product...say, an iPhone. You go to Google, Bing or one of the giant search engines and you click on a link from the results.

You happened to click on a HubPage Article that gives a great review of the iPhone model you are interested in buying. You read the review and then you notice something on the page. You can Bid right there, right now for a brand new (or used if you prefer) iPhone and have the opportunity at getting a great deal.


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Google AdSense

Google AdSense is a program that places Ads on your page automatically, based on the content of your Hub Article.

Google AdSense has a variety of tools available so that the average user can figure out the technical details and how to configure settings. If a user wants to track statistics from their pages they can sign-up and use Google Analytics.


Common AdSense Advertising Terms and Definitions

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What It Means
Ad Code
The HTML that is placed on any page of an approved site by the publisher who owns the site, allowing ads to be shown on that page in a specific ad layout format.
CTR (Click Through Rate)
For standard ads, your ad clickthrough rate (CTR) is the number of ad clicks divided by the number of individual ad impressions.
Ad Impressions
An ad impression is reported whenever an individual ad is displayed on your website.
RPM (Revenue Per Mil)
Ad revenue per thousand impressions (RPM) is calculated by dividing your estimated earnings by the number of ad impressions you received, then multiplying by 1000.
Ad Unit
A set of ads displayed as a result of one piece of the AdSense ad code. You can create and customize an ad unit in your AdSense account. You can name your ad units and manage their settings in your account.
CPC (Cost-Per-Click)
The cost-per-click (CPC) is the amount you earn each time a user clicks on your ad.
Crawler (aka "Spider" or "Bot")
A crawler, also known as a spider or a bot, is the software Google uses to process and index the content of webpages.
Revenue Share
Each AdSense publisher receives a percentage of the cost an advertiser pays for user clicks or impressions on their ad.

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How We Make Money on HubPages Using The Ad Programs

Now that we understand the basics of each Ad Program let's look at how the Ads make us money.

We get paid when people click on the Ads in our Hubs. If you haven't already, read the "Important Message" above regarding Ad Fraud. Remember, you should never click on your own Ads!

For Ads to be effective we should focus on properly placing Ads from the multiple programs available. For the record, AdSense and HubPages Ads are placed by HubPages and we can not change their position on the page. We can however place Amazon and eBay Ads wherever we like!

Now that we are talking specifically about Amazon and eBay Ads, let's explore how to place them and use them effectively in our Hub articles. When writing an article you should supply relevant Ads within the context of the article. Using random or irrelevant ads will not get many clicks.

For example, if you are writing a Recipe Hub consider placing Ads related to food, cookbooks, cookware, etc. If you are writing "How To" Hub Articles, you might want to add Ads to books or tools that will be needed to get the job done.

Whatever you write about be sure to make the Ads in your Hub relate to the context of the Article. If someone finds your Hub Article when they are searching on a Search Engine like Google then chances are they are looking for a product. Why not advertise related products so they can make a purchase right from your page?

Here Are A Few Things To Consider:

  • Remember to never click your Ads!
  • Make Sure Your Ads Look Clean
  • Don't use too many Ads or your article may look like Spam!
  • Associate the Ads with the Topic of your Article

To break it down think like this:

  1. We write Articles and Place Ads in them.
  2. We get paid when people click on our Ads.
  3. The Better the Quality of our Articles, the more Traffic we get.
  4. The more traffic we get, the more Ad Clicks we receive, we make more money!

The bottom line to making any money on HubPages is having Patience! You need to write Quality Hubs on topics that people are searching for on Search Engines. You need to write consistently, and over time you will start to see the rewards of your hard work.

This is an online business and like all businesses there are risks and rewards. If you do your research, pay attention to quality, and keep producing Hubs that get traffic, you will be earning in no time!

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      Peter 22 months ago from England, UK

      Probably the best hub I have read this week. And the engagement on it is crazy! Certainly underlines the importance of quality content. Well done!

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      JS Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello again misslong123! I am so happy this is helpful to so many Hubbers. I happened to attend a HubCamp in Boston a few years back and I learned a lot from some of the HP staff. I further did my research to find out what types of Hubs do well and which ones don't.

      I put these guides together to help other Hubbers, new and old, to fast track their content and avoid making mistakes. I have received a lot of great feedback and I always continue to share what I learn. We are not competitors; we are friends helping each other get to where we are trying to go! That's the best part about the HubPages community.

      NEVER, EVER CLICK ON YOUR OWN ADS!!!!! If Google sees this, you can get flagged and permanently banned for "Fraudulent" activity. With that said, I did ask around and it is ok to Occasionally click on an ad if you are serious about purchasing the goods, but I still don't recommend it. I'd hate to lose my AdSense account after all these years of hard work and earning.

      I'm glad this was helpful to you. I really appreciate your comments. Best of success and Happy Hubbing!

      JSMatthew~

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      Michele Kelsey 3 years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma

      This is a great article full of information that is very useful. Another classic. Keep them coming as some of us do not know this information - like me! I had no idea that you couldn't click on your own ads, for example. Great job! Michele

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @JPSO138: Thank you for your kind words! I appreciate you stopping by and I hope all is well where you are in Cebu. Happy Hubbing!

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      JPSO138 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      This is indeed a perfect guide for all of those who are here in hubpage and for those who wish to join and earn. Very informative, step by step guide but never boring. No wonder it has earned a lot of comments. thumbs up for this one and more success to come!

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      Grigory 4 years ago

      Glad I stumbled upon your site and found your PINTEREST pages today. As a six-year cenacr survivor and five years post a stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor, I feed upon positivity, gratitude, and thankfulness like this. No greater medicine in the world!

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi CC!

      Nice to see you on the Hub! What's funny about this is that this Hub was my best performing Hub at one point and then it was no longer a Featured Hub. I kid you not; this was in the number 1 spot of all Hubs in early 2012 (for a few weeks/days?) Funny how things work!

      I am happy to hear from a veteran Hubber like yourself with testimony that the process does work. Slow and steady wins the race... Thanks for stopping by and keep up the great work on your blog: http://pictimilitude.com/ (Yea, that's a plug!)

      JSMatthew~

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 4 years ago from Western NC

      Came across this hub. Cool. The fact that it's 15 months old (or older) and still completely relevant and this is so true to my own experience on HP. Good stuff. :)

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      KEAD Consulting Group 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      absolutely. Looking forward to reading your next hub!

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Wow, KEAD! That is an awesome compliment. I am so glad to hear that this Hub answered all your questions. I agree that making money writing is great but the best thrill is that we write because we love to and we enjoy the interaction with other writers. I really appreciate your comment! Thank you!

      JSMatthew~

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      KEAD Consulting Group 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      J.S. - That is without a doubt the most thorough and informative hub I have read on HubPages for any topic. It answered essentially every question I had regarding the various earnings programs and how they interact with one another, what to do, what not to do, as well as tactic and strategy in utilizing these programs. All this incredibly helpful information in one hub (it was a one stop shop.) Making a few dollars is always nice but the enjoyment to just write (about anything) is what brought me to HubPages. Thanks for the well constructed hub and the value it's brought to this writing community.

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello ologsinquito! Thank you very much! I am happy to help new Hubbers. Thanks for your comment!

      JSMatthew~

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      ologsinquito 5 years ago from USA

      Hi J.S. You have a great set of hubs. Thanks for helping out the newcomers.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you Eiddwen! I appreciate your lovely comment. You too have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Another well informed hub for me to save and follow!!!

      Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Glad this was helpful Soumen! Thanks for reading, voting and sharing!

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      sid76 5 years ago

      Thanks for your advice I will follow it up! voted up and share!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I am glad this helps FSlovenec! I wish you the best of financial success. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Frank Slovenec 5 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Well done! The explanations for the various ways to make money on Hubpages is simple enough for the novice (me) to understand work. I will use your information to develop a revenue stream from Hubpages. Thank you

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Hannahr and Welcome to HubPages! I am happy that this can help you and I suggest that you keep reading and learning about HubPages. There is a lot of info out there but if you take your time and use your discretion, you will soon be creating great content and making some money doing what you love to do! I appreciate your comment and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

      JSMatthew~

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      Hannahr 5 years ago from Crowley, TX

      Thank you for writing this! I am new to HubPages and am trying to figure out how everything works with the earnings programs and getting more traffic and such. There is a lot of useful information in this Hub that I will definitely be using! Thanks again!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      You're welcome george looney! I am glad this helps. Welcome to HubPages and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

      Happy Hubbing!

      JSMatthew~

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      george looney 5 years ago

      Very Informative and very valuable to all newbies who want to make the most of their writing. Thank you very much.

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      jmicchael1a 5 years ago from Springfield Illinois

      Will do. Keep it neat. Got it.

      Thanks

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      You can add as many links as you want but you don't want to look spammy with too many links. The links you add have to be related to the title and the content of your Hub. Definitely don't link more than 2.

      Check out this article from the Learning Center about Linking: https://hubpages.com/community/Learning-Center-lin

      Hope this helps.

      JSMatthew~

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      jmicchael1a 5 years ago from Springfield Illinois

      Thanks. Link no more than twice to a specific site. Does that mean a writer could link to more than one site and do it at least twice for each, or only two hyper links allowed for the entire hub? I also understand that the linked website must be relevant to the subject of the hub. Please advise and thanks again. jmw

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      No problem jmicchael1a! I am glad that you found the answer. Be sure not to post a link to the same site more than twice in any Hub or you will be flagged for being "Over Promotional". If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      jmicchael1a 5 years ago from Springfield Illinois

      Sorry, I found the answer. Thanks anyway.

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      jmicchael1a 5 years ago from Springfield Illinois

      Hi

      Are you allowed to hyperlink to external websites from within the hub posts you author and submit?

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @seotechnology: Hi there and welcome to HubPages! I appreciate your comment and follow! Thanks for stopping by!

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      seotechnology 5 years ago from India

      Hi,

      This is a great hub. A good resource for newbies to understand the concept of earning money on hubpages. Having the right approach is the key to success of any online business.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @CJWood71: Hello there! I was like you. I started on HubPages but didn't do very much for the first year or so. I went to HubCamp Boston in 2011 and I haven't sopped since! It was a great experience and I have been making steady earnings once I learned the basics. Now I want to share what I have learned with others so that they don't get discouraged and can start earning right away. I am glad that this gave you something to think about. Thanks for your comment!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @devisree: You are most welcome!

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      Christopher J Wood 5 years ago from Florida, USA

      Very informative hub! I have been on hubpages for just over a year now, only really active the last few months and I am still trying to learn all the ins and outs. You have given us some things to think about in our own hubs.

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      devisree 5 years ago from India

      Thank you for your valuable advice.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @devisree : Welcome to HubPages! I noticed that you write about Indian recipes. I love a spicy curry! It takes some time to explore everything you can do on HubPages but if you keep writing and reading Hubs you'll get into the swing of things comfortably. My advice is to take your time and go at your own pace. Set some personal goals and never stop learning!

      Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comment and for bookmarking. Best of success to you.

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @foysal8990: I'm glad this is helpful to you! Thanks for stopping by! Welcome to HubPages!

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      devisree 5 years ago from India

      I am a starter in hub pages.Gradually i am understanding about hub pages. Thanks for your valuable information.Very much enjoyed.

      I'm bookmarking this and will be reading your other hubs too

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      foysal8990 5 years ago

      Great hub. It is really helpful article. I like it.................

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello WhydThatHappen! It may take some time to be rolling in the dough, but if you have the creativity, time and effort, you will be making lots of bread! Consistency, learning and research are the keys to making money anywhere online, and there is no better place than HubPages! Welcome to the best self publishing site online! Thanks for stopping by!

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      WhydThatHappen 5 years ago

      I can't wait to be rolling in dough! Thanks for sharing this with me Angela

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you Angela Brummer! I am glad this is useful and I appreciate you sharing it on your networks! Thanks!

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This is an amazing resourse for all us you created another great hub. I will be sharing this on twitter, google+, facebook, stumble upon and with my hub followers.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Making money is great, reagu! It's even better when the money comes in on a residual basis from things you did a long time ago! That's why I love the HubPages Earnings System. I am getting paid from things I wrote a few years ago. Thanks for stopping by!

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      reagu 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      I see nothing wrong with making money. Thanks for the tips.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you wendodesigns! I have been here for almost 3 years now and I have learned a lot. Now it's time to share what I have learned so people can start making money and finding success early on. I didn't know any of the things I shared here until about a year and a half into Hubbing! I am glad I decided to stick around because now I am earning regular daily earnings and all the work I put in is starting to pay off. You will have to be patient as it takes some time to learn and apply everything. I am happy to help so feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Thanks for your awesome comment! Best of success to you!

      JSMatthew~

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      wendodesigns 5 years ago from Barbourville, Kentucky

      You greeted me and now I am going to follow you because I am needing to learn all I can and you seem to be the man with the answers. Thank you for your hubs. I am going to keep reading and watching my "little plant grow".

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Suzie HQ! I am so happy that this is easy to understand and beneficial to you! I hope that you are feeling better and can get into the groove! For the record, I am Scotch-Irish (and French and Portuguese, too!) I appreciate your comment and votes! Check out some of my articles-they are based on what I have learned from failing first! Thank you for such a great comment!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Great article J.S Matthews, love your writing style and your explanation of what is a minefield for us newbies!!

      Only on a month and illness kept me away for the past 2 wks so still learning . . .Will be reading more of your articles, voted up, interesting, useful awesome.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello mecheshier! Glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by!

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      mecheshier 5 years ago

      Hi JS Matthew... Nice Hub, great detail and info. Thank you

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @rajan jolly: Hello Rajan! Always nice to see you! I appreciate your comment, votes and for sharing! Thank you my friend!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @KDuBarry03: Hello! I am glad that this is a good source of information for you! I wish you the best of success and I thank you for you comment!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Eric Calderwood: I am happy this helps and I am glad this was easy to understand. I have a lot of trouble deciphering the Google language used in their help articles. I tried to break it down in non-tech language so that people like me can understand it! I use all the programs and make money from all of them. Some make more than others but they all work! I am happy this was useful for you! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @ignugent17: Hello! I apologize for the delayed response. I hope that by now you have been approved for Google AdSense. Sometimes it can take a while and sometimes they want you to publish a minimum amount of Hubs before they grant access to the program. Please let me know if you have been approved. Like all things writing, everything takes time! I hope you have resolved your problem! Thanks for stopping by!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @luciano63: Happy to hear that! Thank you very much!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @am301986: Glad this was helpful! Thanks for the comment!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Holmes999: Hello there! This one took me a few days to research, create and edit. I really appreciate the backlink outside of HubPages! Thank you very much!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      J.S. this hub is so very useful for new hubbers and for those who have been here for sometime the links to other hubs of yours are very useful too.

      I'm bookmarking this and will be reading your other hubs too as time permits.

      Voted this hub up, useful and shared too.

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      Great Hub! I am still new to the site, so I'm still learning. This Hub is definitely a good source of information that I will be returning to read. Thank you very much!

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      Eric Calderwood 5 years ago from USA

      You make things easy to understand. I had been holding off on signing up for the ebay program, but from what you have explained it looks as easy to use as the Amazon one. I think I will sign up for it today! Great hub, and thanks for all the links to additional information!

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Thanks J.S.Matthew for the information. I applied for google adsense but until now my application is not yet approved so I just enjoyed myself in writing articles that I like but it would be nice if I will earn something. Thanks again for this great hub.

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      Luciano Bove 5 years ago from Paris

      Great Hub, bravo! I am always searching for good quality hubs here about making money and yours is one of the best I read.

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      am301986 5 years ago from New Delhi

      Great Hubs. Nicely explained and informative too. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

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      Holmes999 5 years ago from India

      Hi,

      very good information, I wonder how much time you worked on this subject to gather this much information. I have added a link to your hub in my website under the subject make money online from home see my website at www.linkmefree.weebly.com

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you all for your comments! I appreciate you taking the time to read and leave a comment. I am happy that this can be helpful to some of you. Best of luck!

      JSMatthew~

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      Douglas Reid 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Good article! And quite a body of related information.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Frank Hobson 5 years ago from Dumaguete City

      voted you up buddy and amazing Hub...Awesome. So much information. You really did lots of work on this. I just created my very first Hubpage at https://hubpages.com/business/Online-Reputations-M... and I used some of your advice in doing it.

      thanks so much!

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      Gloria 5 years ago from France

      This is a great hub J.S and have added it to my favourites to read a bit at a time. My earnings are not growing as I thought but hey Rome was not built in day.

      Thanks for sharing these tips.

      Voted up.

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      Robert Erich 5 years ago from California

      You have provided some great insight into how HubPages works and the money making aspects of it. Thanks for writing and I will certainly check out some of your other articles. Voted up and shared.

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Loved this article! Thanks for your tips. Voted up and sharing. Take care, Kelley

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Rockvale: Absolutely! I find that the more research for title and keywords and the more articles produced is really the only way to get earnings to increase. Generally, no one article is a "million dollar article" and sometimes we are surprised at how well one article does and how some articles don't do as well as we thought they would.

      The more quality Hub articles you publish, the more your earnings should increase. My first year here I hardly made anything (I only had a few Hubs). The more I learned and the more I published, the more I earned! Many of the top earners on HubPages have hundreds or even thousands of Hubs.

      I am not sure what you mean by "blasting" HubPages with good content. If you mean write great stuff often, then yes. If you mean just publishing a bunch of Hubs real fast, unless they are well researched for keywords and related I doubt they will do well and Google make think you are a spammer. Hope that answers your question!

      Thanks for asking!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @latishea84: That is a great question! I am not really sure of the answer so this is something I would like to know too! I don't sell on eBay so I have never thought of this before. I suggest that you post a question on HubPages and see what others have to say: (https://hubpages.com/question/hot/)

      Please come back and share what you learn! Thanks for asking!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I would like to thank you all for reading and commenting and thanks for voting up and sharing! I am happy that this is useful to so many people! Thanks and best of success to you all!

      JSMatthew~

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      Rockvale 5 years ago from Loveland

      Do you find that the more pages you create, the more money coming in? Would you recommend blasting hubpages with good content?

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      johnakc 5 years ago from New Delhi

      WONDERFUL INFORMATION. Your hub is really helpful for those who are willing to earn through hub pages.

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      hvacunits 5 years ago from Longview, TeXas

      Awesome Hub. I think I am going to start and advertise like most Hubbers.

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      oceansider 5 years ago

      Hello, thanks so much for your excellent page. It's been a great help to me. Well done!

      Helen

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 5 years ago from Maine

      Excellent hub! You thoroughly covered the basics of monetizing hubs! Great hub for newbies and a refresher for us oldies!!

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      latishea84 5 years ago

      Thanks for the great info, but I have a question can Hubbers use their own products from eBay with or without the affiliate program?

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Wow, I'm impressed by how much you've learned in your two years with HubPages. The fact that you can take a subject that's been written about time after time after time and still hold your readers captivated speaks to your ability to hold your readers' attention and interest. I'm honored to have read your hub.

      Voted up, useful, interesting, and awesome!

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      Kommadant 5 years ago

      Very informative article! Thank you for posting, hopefully it will help the new individuals out. Myself included.

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      Gladys Familaran 5 years ago

      very interesting hub. I shared it to my facebook page to let my friends know that they too can earn money through writing on hubpages. Great article.

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Hi Mathews..I am a beginner in hub pages, thank you for this kind information.

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      dslrtipsandtricks 5 years ago

      This is a great hub. You know you'd make a lot more with your own domain with hosting. I didn't read all the comments here so i'm not sure if someone has mentioned that already

      These are still great tips thank you

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @tnjman: Hello there! Although we do get paid when people click our ads, it is Not good practice to click on our own as this is considered "Ad Fraud". You can lose your Google AdSense account for life and risk being barred from HubPages. You really shouldn't be clicking other's Ads unless you are genuinely interested in what the ads features. Check out what Google has to say about this: http://www.google.com/ads/adtrafficquality/index.h...

      Always be careful when clicking Ads! It would be a shame if we get kicked off for doing something so trivial!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Rebecca E.: Hello! HubPages is definitely not a get rich quick scheme! It takes time, patience and a lot of research, as you know! I always appreciate your comments! Thank you!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @SiliconeWatches: Glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      tnjman 5 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

      Very nicely done! And don't forget "click on the ads!"

      That is an integral part. Most times, you actually will find some interesting ads, and you end up getting the products advertised - if not now, then later. I have been a member for quite some time, but must get a good start on publishing more Hubs, and your article gives some outstanding revenue-centric tips! Many thanks! Please follow me, and let's click the related Hub ads!

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      Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

      all this advice is timeless and so true... and the best? it's not a get rich quick scheme, but rather some good old honest work. Once again another great hub!

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      SiliconeWatches 5 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Great article! Thanks for the insight

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello there joaniebaby! You are welcome for the explanation. The key to driving traffic from social networking is to find a targeted audience. I have to tell you that I rarely get traffic from my family and close friends. All the traffic I get from these sharing and social sites is by finding like-minded people who like to read and share. Many Hubbers are on these sites and it is great to connect and share with them. There are even Private Groups created by members where only Hubbers can join. Usually you can find people on social networking sites that are interesting to read and if you follow them they may follow you back. Think of it as an extension of HubPages! Thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you in a social network!

      JSMatthew~

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      joaniebaby 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for explaining the social network sites and "sharing." I'm never certain if I want to use them, but you make it sound profitable.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello wardahg and Welcome to HubPages! I am glad that this helps you! I wish you the best of success and I appreciate your comment!

      JSMatthew~

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      wardahg 5 years ago

      hello..nice hub i just joined and your article has helped me understand the basic dynamics

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you all for your great comments! I appreciate you!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @farru: Hello! I am not familiar with how Google deals with other countries and I know a lot of Hubbers have discussed this in the forums and I have heard that in some countries you have to write a minimum amount of Hubs and be on the site for a minimum amount of time.

      I suggest you post your question to the Help Forum where someone with more information and that has dealt with this can help you: http://hubpages.com/forum/2

      I hope this helps! Good luck!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @usedbuckettrucks: Hi! No, I haven't had any trouble and have been using Google AdSense for almost 3 years now. One thing that is important is that you can't click your own ads. If you do you will be barred from using AdSense. As long as you follow their rules and guidelines you should be all set. Hope this helps!

      JSMatthew~

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      Unleashed Freedom 5 years ago from star dust, planet Gaia.

      Hey Matthew, very insightful and informative :) super stuff.

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 5 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      Thanks for all of the tips J.S. To do everything correctly, it appears that hubbing is a fulltime commitment. Social networking has definitely helped my hub score and earnings increase. An excellent hub which I voted up.