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How To Make Money From Hubpages

Updated on July 2, 2012

What is Hubpages

I am writing this article on Hubpages, which is a free site where you can publish any article about any subject that you like and make some extra money for your efforts. there are six ways at the moment that you can make money writing on hubpages and the site owners are working on other ways to make money from your articles in the future.

The most frequent question asked by new Authors to Hubpages is, How do I make money from my Hubs (articles)?

The easy answer would be to say write good quality original hubs, do not copy work from other sources, and remember to join the affiliates or you will not make a single cent.

Joining the affiliates is a great start in your money making efforts but it is how you use the affiliates in your hubs that will make the difference between making a few cents in revenue and making some real money.

 

 

 

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Hubpages do not pay any Authors Direct

There is only one way to be paid directly from hubpages and that is by taking part in the Capstone Hubs programme which has a strict set of rules if you plan to participate in it.

The Money that you earn from hubpages comes from 6 different sources

Capstone hubs, Google Adsense, Ebay, Amazon, Kontera, URL Trackers.

All work in different ways and making money from each takes a little know how and common sense.

 

The 60/40 Split

Before telling you about the various ways of earning from your articles you should note that you will receive 60% of the money generated from the advertisements on your articles and Hubpages gets the other 40%.

This does not mean though that for every Dollar that you make you get 60 Cents and Hubpages gets 40 Cents.

The way it works is simple you have an advertising ID for each affiliate and Hubpages have their Affiliate ID too, for every 100 readers of your hub your Advertising ID will be on the ads 60 times and The Hubpages ID will be on the ads 40 times if an ad is clicked when your ID is on the page you will receive the money for it and if Hubpages ID is on the page when an ad is clicked they will get the money.

URL trackers give you a chance to earn an extra 10% of ad money but that will be explained more in the next segment.

Capstone Hubs Program

Capstone Hubs And URL Trackers

Capstone Hubs

Are the only way that hubpages will pay you directly but there is a very strict criteria to qualify for payment clicking the link it will take you to the rules of Capstone Hubs and tell you how to qualify for payment you can receive an extra payment depending on the amount of visitors that you receive in your Capstone series. you will also receive your normal advertising affiliate payments from your hubs in the Capstone Hubs Program.

URL Trackers

URL Trackers give you the chance to earn 10% of any new authors revenue that sign up through a special link that you can add to your blog or website if you have one you can add links to face book chatrooms that you use frequently or anywhere on the Internet where you are a member.

The new Author whom signs up to hubpages will still earn the 60% of their advertising revenue, the 10% comes out of the Hubpages share of readers.

If a new author signs using your tracker

60% of the ads will contain their ID.

30% of the ads will contain Hubpages ID.

10% of the ads will contain your ID.

The links on this page contain one of my URL Trackers which are very easy to set up and if you sign up for hubpages you will find a link to URL trackers on your account page.

URL Trackers are considered the best chance to make a lot of money through Hubpages, because the amount of people that sign up using your tracker can be unlimited.

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Google Adsense

One of Hubpages affiliate advertisers is Google Adsense, probably the best known and most popularly used advertiser on the Internet.

Google adsense works on the pay per click method which means that if someone clicks on one of the Google advertisment links on your article then you receive a commission for it the pay out can vary from one cent a click to a few dollars for a click depending on the subject matter and key words used in your article.

Google Adsense is for most Hubpages Authors the best way to make money from advertising on the site, the more page views that your article receives the more chance that one of those viewers will click on the ads on that page.

Please remember that it can take up to 72 hours for Google to put ads relevant to your topic on your articles.

Making the Most of Adsense

There are millions of people out there who claim to be experts on Google Adsense offering advice and opinions on how to get more money from the clicks on your ads, what works best for me though is to go straight to the source, Google Adsense gives a lot of useful advice and tips on how best to use their services they even provide a service on which are the best keywords to use for the article that you write.

Remember that Google Adsense will give the best advice simply because they want to make money too.

Amazon Affiliate

Ebay Affiliates

Advertising With Ebay and Amazon

Ebay and Amazon both work in a similar way they have products to sell and if someone buys one of those products from the advertising on your articles you will receive a commission.

The difference though with Amazon and Ebay ads on your articles is that you get to choose where they are shown on the page, and you can get to choose which products to advertise too if you so prefer.

Making the Most of your Ebay and Amazon Capsules

The best way by far to make money from Ebay and Amazon is to target a product that they both sell and write an article about that product, once you have written your article you should visit both Ebay and Amazon and choose products that compliment your article to add to the relevant capsule.

You can choose to put a keyword in your capsules but that only gives you a general list of ads related to your article.

If you write an article on Singer sewing machines, people are visiting your page because they have an interest in Singer sewing machines targeting your Ebay and Amazon ads by placing Singer sewing machines on them, rather than general ads showing other brands of sewing machines, which can damage the earning capabilities of your article.

 

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Kontera Affiliate

Kontera like Google is a pay per click Advertiser, you get paid a commisssion when someone clicks on on of the ads in your Article, they payout though is a good deal less that Google but it is still a good source to make a few extra dollars every month.

Kontera ads appear on your articles on certain keywords of Kontera's choosing double underlined and when you move your mouse arrow over the words a relevant advertisment is displayed if the reader clicks on that ad, then you will receive a small commission.

Making the Most of Kontera

Targeting your article for maximum Kontera revenue is difficult because of the fact that they select which keywords from your articles are relevant to their advertisers, Kontera would do better if they shared some of that information with their affiliates.

Like Google Adsense the more readers your articles receive, the more clicks you will recieve.

 With all of my Affiliates combined last month my earnings from Hubpages were over $350.00 using all of the methods above.

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      mikeydcarroll67 2 years ago

      I think it's important just to keep at it. There are a lot of ways to compound what you earn on the site, it just takes a lot of time to get it going.

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      Elizabeth Parker 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Good advice. Going to be using this as a guideline. Thank you!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Gold Coast

      Excellent Hub. A ton of useful info on here for a newbie like myself. Thanks for sharing your earnings too. $350 a month sounds pretty good to me from using these sources.

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      Linda0011 4 years ago

      really well explained by this hubs.Its very helpful for ours and beginners

      and jobless persons . thanx for ur hubs.

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      Enda McLarnon 4 years ago from Belfast

      Maybe worth pointing out that Capstone has been withdrawn if you click on the link. Some good advice nonetheless

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      Aga 4 years ago

      I have a question" Is there a minimum that has to be earned, before we can cash it? I have paypal, but I don't see a button anywhere on HubPages, that would say "cash it"...

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      rafat 5 years ago

      this site is good fate of a person.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      I like the fact that you are "giving back" to the HubPages community just as, once upon a time when you yourself were a newbie, others gave back to you. Voted up, interesting, and awesome!

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      But Now all Authors are eligible for hubpages program

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      adt719 6 years ago from Richardson TX

      That's what I thought until I read the details for the Capstone Hubs program. "AS in the case with Flagship Hubs, your series Hubs and accompanying Capstone Hub become the property of HubPages once you've been paid for them. You may not reprint or resell this content elsewhere. You may publish a short excerpt/teaser (a maximum of 3 sentences) on another site/blog with a link to the full Hub, as a way of promoting it." Jimmy, am I reading too much into this. I don't want someone else owning my original content! Thanks for the response. Alan

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      James Paterson 6 years ago from Scotland

      Hi adt719, all works that you submit to hubpages are yours you can remove or edit them at any time.....jimmy

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      adt719 6 years ago from Richardson TX

      Very sobering to read the details of the Capstone Hubs program. Beware - you lose ownership of your materials. I'm not about to give up ownership of my creative writing and be limited from publishing in other places. Please advise if I misread.

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      Margie's art 6 years ago

      Wonderful information and I hope I get to make some money while writing about the things I like.

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      alphagirl 6 years ago from USA

      New to making money on hubs. Wow! Hope to get a grip on it. Thanks.

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      TiffanySprouts 6 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

      Very informative and thank you for taking the time to share this knowledge.

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      CJamesIII 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      I enjoyed reading your hub. What I am finding is that these "commission sharing" programs are designed to be confusing and for the companies to keep the bulk of the money. Who designed the 1000 per-per-click model? Probably google. Should be 100 per-click-model. Revenue sharing would be more fair. I just have not been impressed with ANY site yet.

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      rajan jolly 6 years ago

      hi, i,m new here and looking to learn all about hubbing.u have a great post here jimmy for the likes of me.will be following u regularly....thanks keep up the good work .best wishes.

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      boxxies 6 years ago

      Thanks so much for the excellent explanation.

      Marie

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      Stacey M Hollis 6 years ago from Washington DC

      okay, so i know you wrote this forever ago but it sure seems to be helping people. thanks, it really does make a difference!

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      plkshooter 6 years ago

      great hub, is there a way to personally choose the ads amazon would put up?

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      writer83 6 years ago from Cyber Space

      Just flicked back to reread this !

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      Helen Bolam 6 years ago from South Shields

      Really useful information, notes taken. Great Hub.

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      deepakkumaarr 6 years ago

      This is interesting

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks so much I have learned yet more about hubpages from your article. I had never heard of capstone before. I do have a question for you though. Can you use both google and Kontera or do have have to stick to one? Right now I only use google. If you can use both can you use both on one hubpage article?

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      odihost 6 years ago from odihost.com

      Why should we make hub, while we can create our own site. Adsense on your own site should have higher earning than Adsense on Hubpage?

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      smartlaw 6 years ago from Nigeria

      Nice and very useful Hub, but my problem is the issue of the PayPal because I am from Nigeria and there is no way one can register for PayPal legitimately from here.

      Hoping to hear more from you

      Thanks

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      waystodos 6 years ago

      good hubs ,thank you a lot

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      TechTrendy 6 years ago

      Jimmy, Thanks for the info on the URL trackers. I think it's time to get that little feature implemented right away!

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      loka93210 7 years ago

      very nice thanks a lot

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      Ken Moncrieff 7 years ago

      To day I got lucky, I found your site. I was seriously considering giving hubpages the bums rush because of all the complicated information out there. It tells one so much and then leaves one floundering in the dark! Your articles on the other hand are clear - concise and make good sense and encouraging reading. I have decided to carry on! Thank you. And may your lumb reek.

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      triosol 7 years ago

      Great Tips. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

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      patbess 7 years ago

      Thanks for clarifying the secret on how to make money with hubapges. I am following your tips and hopefully start to see some revenue soon!

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      belliott 7 years ago

      Great wealth of information. There is a lot I need to learn. Thanks.

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      Amie Warren 7 years ago

      Is this still the way they do the split, with their ads showing sometimes, and yours showing sometimes? I thought I read that had changed. Your hubs are very helpful to a new hubber. Thanks! I'm following you, hoping to learn more.

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      hubpageswriter 7 years ago

      I read your profile and I'm impressed. This hub will be bookmarked, thanks for sharing this with us hubbers.

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      FB Siphon 7 years ago

      wow great info. I am really looking to start working with hubpages and you have provided great information which will help me a lot.

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      hoov45 7 years ago from Denham Springs, Louisiana

      Thanks for the info Jimmy. I am trying to step it up a bit and am encouraged by your success.

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      gooadam 7 years ago from san mateo

      The scale of pay from the advertisers varies greatly with the hub's content. The amazon shopping links work very well in product reviews but aren't going to have the same impact in non-retail diatribes.

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      JonBoy0311 7 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Thanks for being clear about some of the things I was confused about. Being new I appreciate the info.

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      andkarena 7 years ago from Edberg Alberta

      Great Info! Thanks.

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      TnFlash 7 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Great Hub! Like several others here, I did not know about Capstone Hubs. I'm working to start getting extra money from Hubpages. This is excellent information. Uprated and bookmarked.

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      jerrydel44 8 years ago

      I would love to know how you get the amazon ads on your pages.

      Great article though thanks.

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      scheng1 8 years ago

      Hopefully I can make a single cent from Amazon soon.

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      kmackey32 8 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Thank you, this hub was very interesting, I too have never heard of the capstone hubs and I have been here 3 months...

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      James S. Thornton 8 years ago from California

      I didn't know about the URL trackers yet. Glad I read this hub!

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      eways 8 years ago from London U.K

      Hi Jimmy, I am a newbie at this but your articles are inspiring, specially this one, so thanks for the gr8 info

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      Matt Biggar 8 years ago from Calgary

      Thanks for the helpful information!

      Matt

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      bogleg20 8 years ago

      Inspiring hub Jimmy. So far I haven't made much from my 20 hubs yet, but hopefully I will start to after following some of your advice.

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      homes88m 8 years ago from North Adams, MA

      very informative thanks

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      fayans 8 years ago from hubsphere

      Yet another great tips, Jimmy. I'm yet to turn on Kontera on my hubs. Probably I'll wait till I get decent amount of traffic to new hubs.

      Yan

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      Avare 8 years ago

      Thanks. Will look closer for capstone hubs!

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      Roselyn Mendoza 8 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you! I've been looking for information about capstone hubs for a long time. I'm glad I found your page.

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Hi Jimmy, I joined hubpages more to make my online portfolio as a freelance writer than to earn money directly from it. Its taken me some time to realise that I might be making money here if I paid a little more attention to just what is going on. That's where your hub came in very handy. I'm gonna come back to it again.

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      Andrew0208 8 years ago from Zion

      Thanks for sharing. Excellent, I will read it again. Bookmarked.

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      chouchou 8 years ago

      Thanks for the advice. Thanks again

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      Gripe 8 years ago from Canada

      Exceptional piece. I am new to this and have found this to be quite helpful. Thank-you.

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      Easy money 8 years ago

      WOW great hub loads of information very informative looking forward to more great hubs from you

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      forlan 8 years ago

      nice hubs i am interesting with making money

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      JPSO138 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      short but very informative.

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      Tracker Frost 8 years ago from Wyoming

      Great Hub, you made a fan! I'll be reading more of your stuff, keep up the great work!

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      really excellent hub

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      Herald Daily 8 years ago from A Beach Online

      This is great advice. Thanks for spelling it out in detail.

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      webwin 8 years ago from Honkow

      Thank you for writing this hub.

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      jtpratt 8 years ago from MI, USA

      Jimmy - you make no mention of how much money you make from your 711 hubs? I'd be interested in how much you get a month for all that effort.

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      OceanZealot 8 years ago from Florida

      Thank you so very much for posting this article. I'm still new to hubpages, but I feel that your advice this might not be too difficult. Keep up the hubbing, I look forward to reading more.

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      danjutsu 8 years ago from UK

      Thats a lot of hubbing your doing Jimmy. Great article. Thanks.

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      linjingjing 8 years ago

      How To Make Money From Hubpages

      Funny article

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      edwinseow 8 years ago from Singapore

      Hi, i am new to hubpages and this page is great information for me. thanks a lot

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      colon-cleanse 8 years ago

      Nice lens,very informative,keep it up!

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      spleswar 8 years ago

      Very motive hub. I am new to hub pages. The first hub which I saw is yours. There is quality in your posts. Great work.

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      Deanoman777 8 years ago

      Was just wondering if you have to have a paypal account to be paid.

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      SFD2009 8 years ago from UK

      Cheers for the info. There is loads more to hubs than I first realised. I've been a member on Squidoo for a while and only recently heard about hubpages. It seems just as good, if not better

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      SEM Pro 8 years ago from North America

      Appreciate your hub Jimmy! Very informative and well written!

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      Secured Homeowner Loan 8 years ago

      nice post... i like this informative information of .... more post please... i enjoy reading this...Thanks dude...More money for us...

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      issues veritas 8 years ago

      Talk is cheap and writing is apparently cheaper than talking.

      Good deal for the promoters and not the writers.

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      denisewrtr37 8 years ago from Philadelphia

      Great article. I still have not been able to get signed up with Google Adsense, Ebay or Kontura.

      Thanks,

      Denise

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      Ashxyz 8 years ago from In Corrupt Illinois haha

      Very interesting ..thanks! Wow you have many hubs!

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      Valerie C 8 years ago

      Thanks for all the great tips!

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      Ben Glovere 8 years ago from Michigan

      Hello this is good what you are doing you really helped me out a lot thanks and MAY GOD Be With "YOU

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      Singular Investor 8 years ago from Oxford

      I don't understand why people use Kontera - don't forget their famous Clause 4.2 i.e. Catch 4.2 - if you make $5 or less in a monththey hepp it for themselves.

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      ubaidrehman706 8 years ago

      Really impresive broo keep it up!!

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      ihunter 8 years ago

      Great article Jimmy, it is very cool you could make money from your hubpage while posting, I had applied some technique. Thank you.

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      ihunter 8 years ago

      Great article Jimmy, it is very cool you could make money from your hubpage while posting, I had applied some technique. Thank you.

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      JLPeterson 8 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      Thanks, Jimmy, I am still trying to figure out how to make money in here. Did you have any problems getting eBay set up? I am having a heck of a time!

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      Billsnetwork 8 years ago

      Wow! Quite a tutorial on Hubs! I'm new to Hubbing and a recnet addition to the Network Marketing wolrd online. Hubbing is one of the great ways to start getting the "word" out and driving traffic to your business websites. Great job!

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      victor123456 8 years ago

      good information here

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      ryan0257 8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thanx jimmy helped me with my understandings of this topic, great post.

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      outdoorsman 8 years ago

      hey thanks dud. good hub good info.

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      Phil 8 years ago

      Really interesting Hub and one that has inspired my to sign up and have a go myself.

      Phil

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      ThePartyAnimal 8 years ago

      Thanks for all the great info

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      barit 8 years ago from Russia

      Thanks for the information! I the second year try though that that to earn in the Internet, but alas, while only one trifle. But I do not despond, I hope and I wait for the hour... It is ready to cooperation, at me a little thematic blogs....

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      mayhmong 8 years ago from North Carolina

      (Jaw drops)

      Wow, that's more than enough info to get started on hub!? Thank you so much for pointing us out in such great details!

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      emma_xp 8 years ago

      I am looking for ways to generate a little extra cash.thanks for great hub

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      ER 8 years ago

      Great hub. Very useful information for newbies!

      I was wondering though... does hubpages allow you to post up personal website url in the article. I recently created a website and I want to advertise my websites through bookmarking.

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      loan modifications guy 8 years ago

      thanks for this very informative post... very useful and i will give this a try!!!

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      mc hearing aid 8 years ago

      hello my name is donald and i am new at this, i would like to start writing articles but i do not know where to go to sign up for the capstone hubs program that you talk about in your article, could you please direct me where to go ,thank you very much

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      mc hearing aid 8 years ago

      hi i am new at this hub stuff, i would like to sign up for the capstone program that you mentioned in your article,could you please tell me what links orn web sights do i have to go to to make this happen thank you

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      newsworthy 8 years ago

      This hub far outweighs the site thats charging $37 to learn how to hub. Thanks for the free advice.

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      jailergirl 8 years ago from Louisiana

      I'm new here. I used to write on Themestream back in the day, then moved over to epinions. Somehow my account got deleted and I had to start new. I haven't done this for a very long time; however, found the ad for hubpages on myspace and decided to give it a try - I joined and had no clue what to expect from this site and you have given me a lot of motivation here - Thanks for such an informative article.

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      kiba 8 years ago

      Good Hup I am interesting your content.