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Make More Money From Hubpages

Updated on May 30, 2013

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How To Make More Money From Hubpages

I recently published the Hub How To Make Money From Hubpages that went into detail about the 6 different ways that you can earn money from writing on the Hubpages platform and the best methods to use for each of the advertising affiliates.

Since publishing that Hub I have received a ton of emails from people who have recently joined Hubpages asking various questions regarding where the money I earn comes from, which type of hubs make the most money, and the most asked question of all why are my hubs not making money?

I write this article in response to the emails because if I were to answer each one individually it would take me a very long time and I would be repeating myself over and over again.

Jimmy's Payments from Google Adsense

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Q1. How Much Does Jimmy Earn on Hubpages

A popular question I get from new Hubbers is How Much do you earn?

I am the first to admit that I am not amongst the top earners on Hubpages but I do recieve a regular monthly income from my writing on the site.

At the time of writing I am earning between $300-$400 every month from Hubpages and their affiliates.

Google is my top earner every month sending me out a check for approximately $200.

Ebay is next in line and my paypal account recieves around $50-$60 each month.

Amazon earns me approx $30-$40 a month

Kontera earns around $20-$30 each month

URL Trackers account for almost 30% of my total earnings from Hubpages.

Of course some months are better than others but the above are my average earnings from Hubpages.

Over the past couple of months I have not been very active on Hubpages and because of this I expected my earnings from the site to drop, to my surprise my earnings have remained approximateley at the same levels from each of the affiliated advertisers.

Writing For Money

If I Want To Earn What Should I Write About?

The Million Dollar Question is: What should I write about to make money?

There are a million topics to choose from and millions of websites out there on each topic, finding a niche topic to write about gets more and more difficult every day.

Instead of asking yourself What should I write about that will make me money?you should be asking, What do I know that I can write about?

It doesn't really matter which topic you choose to write about, it is the content of your article or hub that is most important, for example, if you decide to write an article about how to make money on the Internet, you will find millions of articles on the same topic on an internet search, if you click on a few of them you will find that most of them contain similar information worded slightly differently.

Unique Content

Writing the same information as everyone else has on a topic will get you nowhere fast, you have to try and look at your chosen subject from a different perspective, you have to write an article that stands out from the crowd, an article that is unique well written and well researched.

Earning a Regular Income From Hubpages

To earn a regular income from your writing on Hubpages rather than a quick Buck or two you have to think about people and their Internet surfing habits, at Christmas time, for example, people around the world search the Internet for topics related to the time of the year, therefore if you write mainly Christmas themed hubs your earnings from visitors will rise sharply but fall away after the festive season is over.

If you write a story about a hot item in the News, then you will maybe earn a few dollars for a few days until that story becomes a thing of the past as a new hot News Item takes precidence over yours.

The secret of writing success is finding a topic that people search for on a daily basis, for example, Topics such as pregnancy, money, sport, relationships, birthdays, clothes, how to guides, health, beauty and many other topics are always hot on the search engine top search lists.

Where is my Money?

Why Are My Hubs Not Making Any Money?

 I get this question almost on a daily basis from Hubbers who joined recently and the simple answer is Patience, to make money from your hubs you need to get visitors, to get visitors you need to get a good search engine ranking, to get a good search engine ranking you need to build up a reputation for good quality writing with Hubpages and the search engines, The more quality well written original Hubs that you write the more your reputation goes up and your hubs will get listed quicker on the search engines, I have seen some of my recent hubs at the top of Google search within 20 minutes of hitting the publish now button.

It can take a few months before you earn enough from your Hubs to recieve a payment from the advertisers 9 months is about average for regular Hubbers to recieve their first Google cheque.

When I joined Hubpages it took almost 3 months to get my first click on a Google ad, and I earned a grand total of 11 cents from that one click, after that first click I started getting clicks every day, and after a further 6 months I recieved my first cheque from adsense for $103.20 it took another 3 months till my next cheque to arrive for $122.48, every month since that second cheque I have recieved  a cheque from Google.

A little patience and writing hubs on a regular basis and you should soon see the money.


Keyword research and finding out which keywords are worth the most can be a complete waste of time and effort, Mesotheliomia is one of the highest paid keywords on the Internet, but because of this everyone and their grandpa's are writing useless information on the subject and the Internet is flooded with articles related to the topic, getting listed on the search engines for the term Mesotheliomia is almost impossible.

To make the most of Keywords you should write your article and then research keywords that are relevant to it.


The methods above work for me and I make a good regular income from Hubpages using them, this does not guarantee that the same methods will work for you.


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      Bhavesh Sondagar 

      6 years ago from India

      Congratulation for your earning!!

      Keep it up!

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      K Kiss 

      6 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      It was great reading about your method and also the amount of money you earn but I would really like to know how much you earn now that it's been 5 years!! Please update. Thanks

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      6 years ago

      Thank you!I was very useful information.

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      Annette R. Smith 

      7 years ago from Grand Island, Florida

      I just received my first Google AdSense payment, and I'm thrilled! It took about eight months of writing on HubPages to reach that payout, and I'm looking forward to the next one. Thank you for the useful information and encouragement!

    • pinkish profile image


      7 years ago

      This is a great hub and useful information on making money from hubpages, thank you for sharing this.

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      Skylar Spring 

      7 years ago from New York

      Great hub! Very useful. I'm a new hubber and this hub definitely boosted my confidence.

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      7 years ago

      Very practical and useful. Thanks

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      Clifford Beaver 

      7 years ago from Murfreesboro, TN USA

      Pretty good sir. Pretty good. I thank you for giving away some good information. The timeline is a real stress reliever. I'm glad that you mentioned patience also. Many new writers forget about this. It goes for hubpages as with blogs and websites.

      Great article.

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      Heather Hill 

      7 years ago from Glasgow, Scotland

      Another great piece of advice jimmy - I follow you on Twitter too - glad to support a fellow Scot :-)

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      Barbara Badder 

      7 years ago from USA

      Interesting hub. Thanks for the info.

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      7 years ago

      Good advice for the newbies but I heard in the forum that keyword research is essential for getting lot of search engine traffics. That means some sort of keyword research is needed to get success.

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      Sheila Craan 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Thank You for your advice Jimmy. It helped me to better understand how URL trackers and keywords work.

    • infomanic profile image


      8 years ago

      very informative Hub, Jimmy

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      Terry Hoover 

      8 years ago from Denham Springs, Louisiana

      Good advice here Jimmy. I enjoy reading your work.

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      8 years ago from san mateo

      Wow Jimmy, I gotta relook at my hubs and try to get them to make more money like yours seem to be doing.

    • justinskier profile image


      8 years ago

      TYhanks! I sure could use some help here. Any advice is welcomed! thanks Justin.

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      8 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Another excellent Hub! Thanks Jimmy. Up-rated.

    • davidkhoirul profile image


      8 years ago from East Java, Indonesia

      Thanks Jimmy for this nice info. I only get $4 this month. I think I need to write more and more. :(

    • dfager profile image


      8 years ago from Federal Way, Washington

      Good tips!

    • efeguy profile image


      9 years ago

      thanks jimmy,learning from it

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      9 years ago from Cyber Space

      excellent info Jimmy :)

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      Shawne Jackson 

      9 years ago from Detroit

      Thanks alot for posting this. It's very informational.

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for the interesting statistics. Do you remember approximately how many hubs you have written before you got your first $100 AdSense check?

    • tedifa profile image


      9 years ago

      thanks for sharing jim

    • coyjay profile image


      9 years ago


      I have been writing hubs for two months and have not earned any money,yet. It is good to hear that others have had to wait patiently. Thanks for your advice.

    • AllMomNeeds2know profile image


      9 years ago

      Thanks Jimmythejock. I will take this great info and run with it!

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      9 years ago

      really useful information for me.. thanks

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      words cocktail 

      9 years ago from Australia

      Hey Jimmy,

      A very informative and friendly Hub that is written so well, as if it is addressed individually for new beginners like me!

      I haven't done a good job but published one hub just to see what it is like...still struggling with how to go about the advertising stuff though, I think, I should be writing some good hubs rather than getting lost in here..from this info to that info...!

    • JohnMichaelPix profile image


      9 years ago from Washington DC - Alexandria VA

      Thanks for the insights and suggestions... this should be fun

      John Michael - Photographer from Alexandria, VA USA

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      9 years ago from INDIA

      thanks dear.. i like it very much

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      Charm Baker 

      9 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Hey Jim - What can I say that hasn't been said already? GREAT HUB! I was so frustrated with Hubs, I was about to go over to the darkside! Thank you Obewonkanobi - You were my only hope!!!!!!

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      9 years ago from Manila

      A very great wealth of information. Thank you for sharing this.

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      9 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      All good sense. I've been here two months and made a bit more than a dollar. Nothing from Amazon and Ebay. Not sure if I have the right niche but my writing here seems popular. One day I will fold my hubs into a book or three and seek a publisher or self publish.

      But yeah, it has to be a long haul thing. Once my writing makes enough to fund me and my research, the research will inspire my writing and I will get a virtuous loop.

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      9 years ago from Montreal

      Thanks Jimmy,

      The time frames you mentionI think are quite important. Many write a few hubs - wait a few weeks and...nothing. So they quite. If you are consistent - patient and original then things should work out.

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      Athlyn Green 

      9 years ago from West Kootenays

      Hi Jimmy,

      A wonderful, informative Hub that is sure to encourage others. You've truly blazed a trail with your Hubs and helped others to see that hard work and effort pay off.

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      9 years ago

      i get what i need.

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      9 years ago

      I like your article because this is realistic.

    • hamil331 profile image


      9 years ago

      I will implement these ideas...thanks

    • Rudra profile image


      9 years ago

      I agree, quality content with good back links is the key. Some of my hubs are pretty consistent but some dont even get visitors ever. A unique article is the way to go.

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      9 years ago from India

      Hey Jimmy,can u check out my hubs??could u find the problems with it??

      i'm not earning much from it!!

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      9 years ago from Northern Ontario

      Great hub, it shows the diversity of hubbers and how they achieve success. I personally always do keyword research first and then find a topic that is related. If I advertize for Ebay or Amazon, I find products to fit my content. I like to see what the searchers are hungry for first, then I feed them with the right information. I do wish I had more time to devote to hubpages, but I do try to add at least one hub per month. I am a slow writer but it does pay off in the end. Good luck to all new hubbers and success to you.

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      Christine Mulberry 

      9 years ago

      Nice hub. It's always good to see how others are doing, so that you can set up your own expectations...realistic ones!

    • Netters profile image


      9 years ago from Land of Enchantment - NM

      Thank you so much. I needed to know that. Great info!

    • prabhat786 profile image


      9 years ago

      Extremely inspiring hub. I get to learn a few tricks. I do make 50$+ from adsense on hub pages.

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      Melody Lagrimas 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks, Jimmy, this is very informative, helpful and interesting, especially for a new hubber lke me.

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      9 years ago from MEQUON, WI.

      I just wanted to drop a line, and tell you that especially being new to hub pages, I found this hub extremely helpful. Keep up the good work, looking forward to reading more that you to offer.

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      9 years ago from mt vernon

      great information as always thanks jimmy

    • powerspike profile image


      9 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      some very use information, thanks! it has given me alot to think about

    • Hery Yansen profile image


      9 years ago

      Thanks ... Great hub ...

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      9 years ago from manila

      thank you for the helps..

    • LyrialZander profile image


      9 years ago

      Great advice!

      Thanks Jimmy. ^_^


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      Dana Gore 

      9 years ago

      Thank-you from Hubpages newbie!

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      9 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I have learned a lot with this hub. Hopefully my cash will start flowing in!

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      9 years ago

      usefull information

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      9 years ago

      What a great Hub will follow your advise and hopfully will be able to make some money, will check out your other Hubs

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      9 years ago

      I have just joined and found your article really helpful, I hope I can be as successful.

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      Anthony James Barnett - author 

      9 years ago

      An interesting article.

      I tried a few hubs, but had no earnings so took my 14 years of writing experience elsewhere. Even though one of my hubs still draws thirty hits a day from Google search, there were never any 'clicks'. It is obviously to do with content, not number of hub-hits.

      You've found the right niche. Good luck with it.

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      9 years ago from Smallville Kansas

      I am just a few days into this and your post was exactly what I needed. Having all the information summed up in a compact easy to understand post was perfect! Thank you so much, I really do appriciate it!

    • HikeGuy profile image


      9 years ago from Northern California Coast

      Thanks for the well-written, informative article. This is the first time I've seen anyone be specific about their online earnings. I appreciate it.

      How much time are you putting in per week on hubpages?

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for the info Jimmy


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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      9 years ago from USA

      This is an excellent hub that really helps people see what to expect with earnings. Thanks Jimmy. -Journey*

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      9 years ago from Miami, Florida, USA

      Jimmy, thanks for the great information. I am new to Hubpages and this is good info to learn a little about making money with your writing. Nice job on the monthly income, every little bit helps.

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      9 years ago

      Thanks Jimmy - as someone who is new to Hubpages it is great to get these tips - thanks very much

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      Indian lady 

      9 years ago from India

      Hi Jimmythejock,

      Info about keyword is unique. Thumbs up.

      Indian Lady

    • shamelabboush profile image


      9 years ago

      Informative really. It rang a bell in my mind! Thanks

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      9 years ago

      I wanna write some articles about software. How should i do?

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your earnings. I really appreciate your open ness in this regard. Thanks for the advice.

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      9 years ago

      Good article and informative too.


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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 

      9 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks Jimmy for the info. Nice hub.

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      9 years ago from Lithuania

      Excellent hub, everything covered nicely.

      The forum contains a bunch of threads started by hubbers with a mere ONE hub asking "why I'm not earning hundreds $$$?" I'd say it takes several months of dedicated hubbing (mastering to compile nice hubs, think of headings, subtitles, etc) and SE promotion to see tangible results.

      But when the money starts rolling in, it's a pleasure to look at stats that seem to be independent of what I'm currently doing. Even if I don't log in to Hubpages for a week, it doesn't affect my earnings ;-)

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      Frieda Babbley 

      9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Thanks for sharing your info with all of us. And thanks for sharing how much time it can take and talking about the patience it takes.

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      Jamie Havican 

      9 years ago from Englewood Florida

      I make way more money writing for ehow then I have here.When I first signed up here I tried for months,but did not make much,now I make more in one month doing nothing then all the money I made here put together.I think I just don't know how to use adsense right.

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      Rik Ravado 

      9 years ago from England


      Thisd is excellent. Simple, practical advice. Not too technical. There is no big secret to earning - just patience, good content and common sense!

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for a very good article. Answer some of my questions.

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      Steve Andrews 

      9 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      I agree that patience is very important as it has taken me a year to be getting my first Google payment! Excellent advice in this hub, Jimmy!

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      Bryan Eaddy 

      9 years ago

      Thanks for the useful information. I really appreciate how open you are about your earnings.

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      April Scarlett 

      9 years ago

      I just signed up last night, haven't even written my first hub yet. This was helpful to a newbie like me. Thanks.

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      ginger braemar 

      9 years ago from St.Simons Island, Georgia

      New to hubpages and thank you for sharing valuable information us.

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      9 years ago

      I am new to hubpages and this is very good tips.

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      9 years ago

      Thanks I will do it

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      9 years ago

      Great hub, great tips, thanks for sharing with us :)

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      9 years ago

      Very well written step by step guide. I agree with you that it takes a lot of patience before things start working. Thanks for sharing.

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      9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      Very informative indeed. I really enjoyed this article and learned from it. Keep them coming!

    • shrikrishna profile image


      9 years ago

      good article ,

      i think you can earn

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      9 years ago from USA

      I always read your make money hugs with interest. Can you take a look at parternshipinparenting - my site just went down to 0 from the google gods and I have no clue as to why. If you have an idea...feel free to email me.

      Good hub and thanks for the tips!!!

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      9 years ago from California

      Very interesting hub with great information. Two months in and I just earned my first $.05. Also my CPM just went up to $3.89. I think that's a good thing.

    • R.Kala profile image


      9 years ago

      excellent and useful information

    • viryabo profile image


      9 years ago

      Thanks Jimmy. This hub is so informative. Im glad about the keyword advice. Writing first, then search for the appropriate keywords.

      But im lost about URL's. I will lookout in your other hubs to see if i can get info on this.


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      9 years ago from Australia

      Important points you've raised: Patience, Unique Content and unlike Misha, I endorse your viewpoint on Keywords.

    • mecandylove profile image


      9 years ago

      Nice one. I love reading your hubs. keep it up!

    • shrikrishna profile image


      9 years ago

      good ,

      ilearn lot from this

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      9 years ago

      Thanks Jimmy, It's nice to know how a little hard work can put money in your pocket. This is a very well written article that gets to the point. Have a great week!

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      Anna Marie Bowman 

      9 years ago from Florida

      More good advice, jimmy!!! I think I will still have to wait a while for that first check, but then, I was kind of absent for about three of the nine months I have been here. That might have something to do with it.

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      adrien hernandez 

      9 years ago

      Very good, i have learned to mush. your article is real informative, clear, and thank you for share with us. this is a great article for any hubbers

    • C.S.Alexis profile image


      9 years ago from NW Indiana

      Good share, helpful and informative as usual!

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      9 years ago from Maryland

      This was very helpful information, especially for a newbie to Hubpages. I find that when you write about something you're passionate about it just flows. Thank you again for this great article. Although, I still don't know anything about URL trackers?!?

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      9 years ago from Iceland

      great information jimmy thanks , its always good to learn more and i am also new here :)

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      9 years ago

      great hubs jimmy. i will make some dollars too

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      9 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      Interesting article. I'm just here having fun practicing my writing. My sentiments are with the guy that says he works full-time and has a family. I don't have as much time as I would like to write, but some very useful info here for perhaps future endeavors. Thank you.

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      9 years ago

      Thanks Jimmy for super info! excellent hub


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