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How To Generate Money With The HubPages Earnings Program

Updated on May 23, 2012

Why focus on HubPages Earning Program and not Adsense?

I know you guys are going to ask me this sooner or later. For the record, I also asked myself for sometime on this matter. Why HubPages earnings program and less focus on Google Adsense? First thing about Google Adsense for me is it is purely luck. Of course, we are talking about 500 or less traffic a day. Anything more than 500, will mean good chance of getting at least one click a day.

What you required to have HubPages Earnings Program running?

  • Google Adsense account (compulsory)
  • Good hubs with moderate to high quality keywords
  • HubPages account (no-brainer right? :D )

Can HubPages Earnings Program make you rich?

HubPages Earnings Program is not a get-rich-fast scheme. In fact, you should actually consider it as an addon to your HubPages earning daily or monthly. You are not looking at a big amount here daily and at times, a single Google Adsense click could easily overtake your daily HubPages Earnings program multiple times.

Before you jump the gun, think again on how often do you actually get a click on your Google Adsense ads? For me, I rarely get a click on Google Adsense for Content but I do get a few through feeds etc. Comparing between both Adsense and HubPages earnings program, Hubpages is offering a small but stable income daily while Google Adsense is offering a high but 50-50 chance of generating revenue.

HubPages earnings program is a great way to start earning money online
HubPages earnings program is a great way to start earning money online

So which do you choose?

I will choose HubPages Earnings Program anytime of the day compared to Adsense honestly. I am more towards a stable income gainer instead of a high but once in a while earning. I experienced before that (on daily basis) my website has a constant 50+ traffic, blog has about 20+ traffic, and HubPages has about 120+ traffic and yet, I am not getting any clicks on my ads. Call it luck or quality keywords is definitely your choice but I feel that for those newcomers and low to moderate traffic gainers, you are much more 'guaranteed' for payment with HubPages earnings program. Am I saying that HubPages earning program is better than Adsense? No! I am just saying that we could focus more on HubPages programs compared to others.

So how much can you get using HubPages Earnings Program?

Let me be completely honest and open to you all. No one actually know how the calculation are done here and I am just writing from my experience. I believe earning is done differently when it comes to topic and thus, my calculation will be based on th topics I write most which are:

With the said 5 topics above, I am getting at an average of $ 3.80 per 1,000 views. Not bad considering that these articles will be visible forever until HubPages decided to bring them down. There is always possibilities that you might just earn lower or even higher than what I am earning to be frank.

How to improve my earning then?

Well, of course, you start with writing good stuff first. For starters, I really recommend writing something that you have experience with. Of course, you could take the challenge and even write topics that you have no idea on as long as you have an idea of what you are doing. Make sure you have the right content and even graphics to attract your visitors for more. Do not underestimate how much picture, video and table images can attract your visitors.

Once you are done with that, always find ways to increase your traffic. When you write articles for example, make sure you stick to the 400 or more words rule to get indexed by Google and other search engines. Language and grammar checkings are vital to get yourself more chance of returning visitors.

Last but not least, you can improve your traffic to hubs simply by communication with your commentors. Always appreciate their feedback and reply as they are the one who are giving you traffic. When you communicate with them, you are projecting yourself as an interactive writer who cares of the readers and visitors all along.


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    ignugent17 5 years ago

    Interesting and useful hub. :-)

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    Darren Bridges 5 years ago from United Kingdom

    My HubPages earnings on Adsense are always at zero and i have no idea why!

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    Mellonyy 5 years ago

    Yes, it means that Adsense account always should be "ON".Thank you!

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    Reginald Chan 5 years ago from Malaysia

    First of all, you need to have Adsense in order to get Hubpages Earning Program. So don't turned it off.

    Make sure the Adsense account is the same so that it will work out well :)

    Therefore, hope this clears your question and good luck!

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    Mellonyy 5 years ago

    Dear nicregi, I have read your article but it’s not clear to me, should I turn off my Google adsense account in order to generate earnings only from HP Earning Program. What to choose on my dashboard? ...” Do you already have a Google AdSense account?” - yes, or no?

    Long before joining HP I had an adsesnse account, so what to do? To turn it off , or no? And if , yes, how to turn it off, because there is a notice which says:…” It appears that you already have an approved Google AdSense Account associated with HubPages….” , ..” If you would like to change the account that is associated with HubPages instead, please select yes above….”Must I change it to generate earnings only from HP Earning Program? By the way I am your follower now and shared your hub. Best regards!

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    maxstyle 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

    Wow great hub. Very informative. Hopefully I'll be able to put your advice to good use.

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    Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

    This is indeed a great hub. So informative. I've just activated my Hubpages Earnings Program, and I have no clue how to generate inflow from it. This one gave me what I need to understand how it works. :)

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    Danny C 5 years ago from Seattle

    great hub I find first hand experience the best kind of advice to read.

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    Worldofwow1992 5 years ago from Michigan

    Great hub! Very useful. Thanks.

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    rob_allen 5 years ago from MNL, PH

    I have been in Hubpages for quite some time now and this is the only time that I am grasping how the earning program works. Thank you for coming up with this very informative and useful article. Now, I am somehow equipped in how I can utilize my love for writing in terms of money making. I think it is not that complicated at all. :)

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi travelman 1971,

    No worries. Good hub are meant to be commented :) (and shared of course).

    Thanks again buddy!

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    Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

    Good setup and well-explained hub.

    Thanks for leaving a positive comment on my hub, too.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi molometer,

    THank you so much for your generous comment. Actually I am heading towards changing the way I am writing my hub. If you see my last few articles, they are more interactive (I hope) to bring the fun out of reading.

    Anyway, more to come and thank you again buddy!

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    molometer 6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thanks nicregi, I am doing this along side teaching modules on e-commerce and the info will form a series of lesson plans for high school kids so everything I learn will be passed on that way too. All input is welcome and you have produced great hubs on online work, which I will refer too. Thanks again.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi molometer,

    I am pretty sure I read the right data. However, I do understand that depending on type of topic we write, CPM will be different. Since I am more towards writing topics and how to earn money online, guess that is way too much competition don't you think?

    However, a big and huge thank you and WOW to you for the great earning. Keep it up and good luck!

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    molometer 6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Hello nicregi,

    Another interesting hub but I find that your earnings for adsense seem very low?

    I like to think I write good quality hubs and really do not bother with all this keywords business to be honest and yet I am earning over 9 times more that what you mentioned. Are you sure you are reading the data right? Just a suggestion check Google analytical data for more accurate earnings potential. Hope this helps.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi Claudia Tello,

    Thank you for comment. Just a quick one, have updated my earnings per CPM. Actually, what HP is paying to us are about the same price with what Triond etc are paying. I see great potential in this and if comparing with our top hubbers, this small figures will turn into big one due to traffic. Of course, if you want fast money, you can go for freelancing where each article is about $1 - $3 and could be more too.

    Patience is a virtue and good luck!

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    Claudia Tello 6 years ago from Mexico

    mmmm….. these figures sound very discouraging to me, I just hope luck stays on my side because I do have high quality content and well edited hubs that are hopefully going to be found by people interested in my topics.

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia


    Thank you for your comment. I would love adsense but at times, I just felt something is better than nothing. Haha!

    Thanks for dropping by!

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    L M Reid 6 years ago from Ireland

    Very informative hub about which earning way to go.

    I personally have turned off the Hubpages earning program because I find my Adsense earnings are higher.

    But I know other hubbers much prefer to use the earning program for the reasons you have stated

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    Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

    Hi litsabd,

    Thank you and certainly it is my pleasure to help and share with you guys (I am also learning) the information I have.

    Hi GoGreenTips,

    Adsense is the clicks you get on your hubs. For example, there are ads on your hubs and visitors click it, you get the Adsense revenue (Adsense for Content).

    HubPages earnings program is more towards traffic in some way. Again, we have no idea how it is calculated but it is said to be per number of view etc.

    Hope this clears a little for you.

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    Greg Johnson 6 years ago from Indianapolis

    Always good to get some advice on how to earn money. Still don't understand the difference between hubpages earnings and adsense?

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    litsabd 6 years ago

    Very interesting hub especially for new comers like my self! thanks!