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What Kind Of Hubs Make Money?

Updated on September 30, 2014

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Is there such a thing as a secret to earning money on Hubpages?

If there is no one has told me what it is, maybe I came across it by accident or just by pure luck, but if there is a secret I seem to have cracked it and I make a nice monthly income from writing here on Hubpages.

I am lucky and proud to be included on the Hubpages Homepage as one of the Hubpages success stories and although I am not by a long shot the highest earning Hubber on the site I do earn enough to get me and my family through each month financially especially when you put into consideration the fact that in early December last year I was made unemployed when I lost my Job.

I have been a member on Hubpages for over 5 years now but with family commitments and work commitments I have hardly written a thing on the site or really even been very active for the last 2 and a half years.

Even with my inactivity and lack of writing my already published Hubs have gone from strength to strength and my earnings have steadily increased year after year.

My Profile Page

1 Icon stating over 500 hubs 2 Actual Published Hubs 3 Over 11000 hits per day
1 Icon stating over 500 hubs 2 Actual Published Hubs 3 Over 11000 hits per day

Google Panda

If you take a close look at my Hubpages profile page you will notice that there is a contradiction on it, there is an icon that states that I have published over 500 Hubs, but on my picture it states that I have only 495 Hubs, This is a result of the Google Panda algorithm that hit the site so hard last year and I unpublished a few hundred of my earlier Hubs that were below standard. I was one of those Hub publishers that was hit hard and fast by Panda and my earnings dropped like a stone in 24 hours.

I always had faith in The Hubpages team and knew in my heart that they would find a way through it for me and most of the other hubbers hit by Panda after all if we the writers were not making money then Hubpages was losing out too.

On the advice of The Hubpages team, I deleted over 300 Hubs and I have to admit that as I read through them all even I realised that they were substandard and not worth the Internet space that they were using up.

After following The advice from Hubpages my earnings and visitor counts began to rise again and at one point I was getting over 11000 Visitors a day to my Hubs.

The first piece of advice I offer in this Hub is to ensure your Hubs are worth publishing, High quality original material, well researched and well written, if you are not proud of the hub that you have created then re work it until you are.


Making Money

Education Matters

What Types of Hubs Make Me Money

I would love to tell you that every single Hub that I have written makes me money, and I am sure that everyone who writes on Hubpages is the same some Hubs make money and some don't, as a matter of fact only around 25% of my hubs make money on a regular basis with a further 10% making money just once in a while.

Back to School

I discovered early in my Hubpages career that Education matters, I don't mean that we all need to go back to school and learn how to write, but writing on educational topics gets visitors and visitors mean clicks and clicks means money in your pocket or for that matter my pocket, I have A teenage son and a teenage daughter and I have a son who is 10.

I learn a lot from them from helping with their School projects and homework, English,Maths, History, Science and so on.

They sometimes use the Internet to help them in their projects and get stuck because there is so little of the information out there that they find useful or that every website they find has the same information.

I have found that with a little research I can add the information that they couldn't find on the Internet via Hubpages and the visitors just keep coming.

Educational Hubs account for around 40% of my visitors to Hubpages and although the earnings per click is quite low I make a good income from them because so many people visit them.

Check your kids Homework you could find your self with a successful Hub after all their homework is the same homework that children all over the world are doing.

My educational Hubs proved to be successful even through my inactivity on the site.

Teens = money

Problems Problems

Teenagers have so many problems that it is unreal, from acne, to dating they have not got a clue on how to deal with things, when teenagers have a problem the first thing that they do is search online for advice, this is where the entrepreneurial Hubber comes along and makes a killing.

I have a few Hubs on teen dating and I have a few skin care Hubs which offer advice for teens and they are quite successful and even more so after Panda struck the Internet. again they make up for around 40% of my visitors and income.

A teenager only cares about one person, themselves and writing an article that seems to talk to that single person will reap you the rewards.

Christmas trees(example)

Products

Product reviews or comparisons are big business and the Hubs that I have written reviewing or comparing products account for the last 20% of my visitors and I make a good few dollars on Amazon from them too. I have a formula with product comparison Hubs which works rather well, I chose a product for example Christmas trees, and then I would write about 2 expensive trees , 2 moderately priced trees and 2 cheap trees. you may not make much money from the cheap trees but the people who buy them will probably stay on amazon to find decorations for them, the money does build up.

Of course there are literally millions of Products to choose from so you would never run out of material to write about.


Find your Success Secret

The secret of Hubpages success is up to you, you have to find the right thing for you to write about, I can only tell you what works for me and hope that you will find the niche that you have been looking for, if you find a subject or topic that starts getting you visitors and earning you a dollar or 2 a day then maybe you should specialise in that topic I and other successful hubbers have used this method and that is the true secret, find your niche and write it to death.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      This is great. T%hanks for the tips. It encourages me to keep plugging away.

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      Judith Hancock 5 years ago from UK

      Great hub, very inspirational as well as useful. Glad to hear that you have cracked it, I'm not even close, but one day perhaps the penny will drop!

      Voted up etc.

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Wow, awesome and well done, 11,000 views that some going. Keep up the good work :)

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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      Thank you for sharing what works for you. It is a fact that there are certain niches that works really well even though their cpc is low. Thanks once more for sharing.

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      Many great tips here and it seems like content is the most important. I am impressed that you have improved all your older hubs, what a task! I have difficulty to find time to improve my hubs and I don't have many compared to you:) Like you, I have confidence in the Hubpages staff and try to follow their tips. Your experience with educational hubs makes so much sense, I have a teenage daughter and she uses Internet for everything.

      Thanks for sharing your knowledge

      Tina

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      Robie Benve 5 years ago from Ohio

      Great hub, Loved to read about your experience, it helps a lot. Thanks for sharing.

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      Marie McKeown 5 years ago from Ireland

      Good solid advice - thanks for sharing!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for writing this. I know I need to go back to many of my hubs and have a look at them to see how I can improve on them. Thanks for sharing with this all of us.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, so simple yet so effective, I will go and delete a few I think, as you said, they pull you down, great info, thanks!

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      Wendy Finn 5 years ago from UK

      From a fellow UK hubber I want to say thanks for this great advice. Am I being dumb, but how can you tell which hubs are making you money? I see the total earnings, I see the page views, but am not sure how to tell which articles I'm writing are the ones that are earning.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks for this hub. It is really useful and encouraging. I had no idea that education hubs would do so well. It’s great to know that something other than hubs on making money get traffic! And your advice for product hubs in great too.

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      Ghaelach 5 years ago

      Evening Jimmy.

      Great hub and thanks for all the info.

      110000 clicks, man thats a lot of visitors. I checked my visitors, noon yesterday to noon today I had a screaming 23.

      Don't know what I'm doing wrong as I consider the majority of my hubs to be good at least going by other hubbers comments.

      I suppose back links could be one of the problems. I just don't seem to be able to grasp the idea of how they work.

      Ah well! I'll just have to keep plodding on.

      Q. Did you ever hit that magical 100??

      Take care Jimmy.

      LOL Ghaelach (Jimmy)

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      Chuck Nugent 5 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Jimmy - another great Hub and nice to see you writing again.

      I got hit hard by Panda also last year and ended up spending considerable time making changes and improvements (many just to get into compliance with the new rules) to existing Hubs and didn't spend much time writing new ones last year. But it was worth it as my income seemed to recover by late summer.

      One recent change I noticed is that the HubPage team has added an additional column at the far right side of the My Hub Statistics page that shows the last time the Hub has been updated. This plus the earlier addition of a grey 'A' to signify that the Hub lacks a summary (the addition of which helps to drive traffic to the Hub) the right of the Hub title in the first column has been a help to me in my updating. I no longer have to spend time maintaining a spreadsheet to track updates no take time to review Hubs individually to find the ones that I either neglected to include a Summary (something I often overlook when I am trying to finish and publish before I have to run off to work) or which were written before the Summary feature was added (or at least before I was aware of the Summary and its importance).

      Thanks again for the great advice.

      Chuck

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      James Paterson 5 years ago from Scotland

      Thanks for your comments guys, i really appreciate your kind words.....jimmy

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      Jennifer Essary 5 years ago from Idaho

      Thank you for your wise tips. I'll just keep plugging away. I'm looking forward to a residual income. Voted up and useful.

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      Lauryallan 5 years ago

      Glad to see a fellow Scot doing well on Hubpages. I'm no where near the income levels that you discuss but I hope to continue to improve. Thank you for the great pointers and I will have to incorporate these tips into my writing.

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      NightFlower 5 years ago

      Any subject in the way of improvement of sorts seem to be educational especially when it involves money so this is very educational jimmy. thank you

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Up/Awesome/Useful! Thank you for sharing the tips with others!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Sadly, I am a poet and poets never make money anywhere--or very little--yet I do it --Actually, I am relatively new here--Thank you for so much great information!!

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      LearnFromMe 5 years ago

      These are great tips! I really have to get working on my educational hubs again. Heaven knows I know an entire list of 8th grade level research topics I know students will be looking for! Thanks for the ideas. :)

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      X-Con 5 years ago from The Free World!

      I found this hub by hub hopping. Very good information. My niche is my experience with my life of drugs, crime and prison. I have several hubs that deal with this and how it has affected my life. I was a drug dealer and criminal and ended up serving 8 years in federal prison as a result. I write to educate my readers about this kind of lifestyle and where it leads. I hope readers find this interesting. What do you think about that?

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Excellent hub and I like the example of the Christmas trees. Since you're one of the top earners, I figure you know what you're talking about. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      This is such a motivational Hub! I am ready to go out and find my secret :) thank you for sharing more of your success story. I remember starting HubPages three years ago and I was VERY impressed with you even then. Glad to see you writing again!

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      Wow, you have done amazing here on HubPages, and it is very encouraging to see, so we can all aim after that prize. Thank you so much for sharing these tips - it is very useful information.

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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      woh! you are a savior...an assert hubpges cant miss...Printing it to store on my folder for further reading and studying..

      Thanks for sharing. Hope you have time to enjoy my hubs as well.

      Regards

      Ian

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks for the good pointers on Hubbing. I am still a hopeful newbie and I think I may be on the verge of finding my niche(s).This was very helpful.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      This is so helpful! I wasn't sure how product reviews ranked, and I was interested to see your take on that. Thanks for posting this info! Voted up, useful and interesting. And bookmarked.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago from Western NC

      Yes! I love it when I come across hubs like these. I love the idea of freelance writing and you are proof that it can be done. Thank you so much for sharing. We ALL appreciate it. Voted up, across and SHARING.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Very encouraging Hub as well as your profile. Being somewhat new to HubPages, I love it when I can find inspirational and useful Hubs that will help me in my endeavor to be a better writer!

      Thank you! Voted up and useful!

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      Swetank Raj 5 years ago from India

      Really great and very very informative hub! As i liked it very much the content has the right standards to qualify as a best hub and also a great learning content for every users from beginner to experts!

      Great hub! voted up... really thanks for sharing!!

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      Cathy 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Excellent hub. I gave you thumbs up because it was well understood what you are communicating. The change with Google is both annoying and challenging. Your advice to write about educational subjects is good. Thank you.

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      James Paterson 5 years ago from Scotland

      Hi Guys, I am flattered by the kind comments in this hub and I thank you all for visiting, I hope it helps.....jimmy

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      You have a very nice success story. Thanks for sharing your tips!

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      mooboomoo 5 years ago from London

      Thanks for the advice, food, recipes and party organising seem to be my winners at the moment. I also went back over all my hubs over Christmas and edited and tightened them up and then saw my traffic rise considerably. I always wonder if the folks on the front page are real, glad to know you are!

      Voted up and shared, Nic

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      mljdgulley354 5 years ago

      This was a great inspirational hub for us who have not been on hubpages long enough to know what we are doing and how we should be doing it. Thank you for sharing this hub.

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      charleslacuna 5 years ago from Philippines

      This is always true. Content is king, quality and relevant content attracts true visitors that has high click through rate (CTR) and usually converts.

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      Dr.Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Glad for your success story, and thanks for sharing.

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      Maximizer 5 years ago from San Jose, Costa Rica

      I wonder why you can't share directly to Blogger anymore from the share buttons? Anyway, I found this really interesting Jimmy and I'll be following some of your advice in my own hubs. I gave this hub a mention on my blog as well.

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      Sam 5 years ago from Tennessee

      So happy to hear of your success. You are one of the first people I followed when I came here two years ago and I still receive encouragement and meaning from what you say. Voted up, useful and beautiful for the way your words seem to just flow from a heart that cares...

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      mymoonlog 5 years ago from Bosnia-Hercegovina

      merci beaucoup pour le cadeau de 500,000 pounds

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      Dawn Conklin 5 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Great advice for all of us to follow Jimmy! Thank you for sharing this. I honestly would not have thought about the education hubs from a parent. I think I was afraid to do educational as I am not a teacher (I need to think out of the box more often.) I have been learning new things with helping the kids do their homework. They have new techniques to learn some of their math, techniques that I had to learn recently just to help them!! I am sure other parents are not sure about some of these new things too.

      Voted up and useful, keep up the great work :)

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      James Paterson 5 years ago from Scotland

      you are very welcome lol but I want a share of that gift mymoonlog.....JIMMY

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      ayliss08 5 years ago from Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

      Thanks for sharing this with us. I appreciate reading your informative hub. And I learned a lot about how to earn more money from hubpages. Voting this up!

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      Sarita Harbour 5 years ago from Canada

      Sound, sensible advice, especially about writing hubs based on research you are doing anyways (ie. when helping teenagers with homework.) Come to think of it, I could write a whole series on Grade 10 Mathematics as I have been through the curriculum four times already - once for myself and three more times for my kids! Voted up and thanks for the motivation.

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      Elayne 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Learned a lot from this hub. I need to go over my hubs and tighten them up or delete them. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences. You are very inspirational. Aloha!

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      Purple Perl 5 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Hey Jimmy, you are an inspiration! Thanks for the tips. I always enjoyed reading your hubs.

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      Joanie Ruppel 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for sharing your successes!

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      myawn 5 years ago from Florida

      I think educational hubs and health hubs are great. Thanks for the help Nice Hub!

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      Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      This is great advice. Thanks for sharing! I thought I was the only one with hubs sitting there that earn nothing at all. I feel better now. :-)

      Voted up and useful!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for these tips. You are generous in sharing information. I think the teen thing really gives me insight into why some of my hubs have succeeded unexpectledly.. Hmmm.. This is wonderful. I am sharing this with all my friends. :)

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      Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Jimmy, what a great hub. Thank you very much. That pretty much establishes what I'm going to do next with regards to writing hubs. I appreciate you sharing. :)

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      This is a very useful and informative hub with plenty of solid advice. I completely agree that everyone needs to find their own writing style and subject to specialize in, there is no such thing as 1-fit-all. Some topics are more successful than others. It pays to do some good keyword research before publishing new articles to see the interest in the subject. It is a very good strategy to concentrate on 1 niche and like you said 'write it to death'.

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      daisynicolas 5 years ago from Alaska

      I still have to see for myself when my hub sees a hundred views in a day. Every hubber that writes about making money and getting over thousands of traffic in a day makes me want to jump over a cliff. I've been following the advices and still can't get these number of views.

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      greatparenting 5 years ago from philadelphia, pa and corolla, nc

      Superb ideas and so very helpful. Thanks from pretty new hubber to a veteran!

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      Mary Wickison 5 years ago from Brazil

      After reading this, I have some more ideas. I am glad you mentioned to stick with it. It can be so discouraging seeing just a few views or none at all one some of the hubs.

      I am glad you are doing so well at it and have chosen to share your experiences with us.

      Look forward to reading more hubs by you.

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      James Paterson 5 years ago from Scotland

      Hi Guys thanks for your comments, I do not consider myself to be a great writer and if I can make money from it anyone can.....jimmy

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      ronaldoh 5 years ago from England

      Congratulations on your success Jimmy, a great inspirational hub,we should know better. It really is all about hard work , and thanks for the reminder!

      Do you think you can draw a line at the hubs that you delete by their hub score?

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      sunasia22 5 years ago from Philippines

      This hub motivates me more to write more articles. Bookmarked, shared, marked useful and voted up! Thanks Jimmy!

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      James Paterson 5 years ago from Scotland

      Again thank you for the comments, I really hope this hub helps.....jimmy

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      Kay B. 5 years ago from Tampa, FL

      Very true about the teen portion in your Hub -- as one myself, the first thing we actually do IS search for answers to our problems! :P

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      IzzyM 5 years ago from UK

      Well done Jimmy, and that is some great advice you have offered, so thanks :)

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      Sandra Busby 5 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      Very helpful comments. Thanks. Sandra Busby

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      bmukherjii 5 years ago

      Great article. Really useful

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      Stephanie Hicks 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Well done, Jimmy! I too unpublished a bunch of hubs recently. Interesting about teens. Two of my most successful hubs are gift ideas for 13 year old boys and best teen movies. Here's to your continued success! Cheers, Steph

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      thatcdnguy69 5 years ago from Ontario Canada

      good hub dude thanks for sharing your secret

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      tinigenie 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Thx a lot. Makes so much sense!

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Useful Hub, voted up.

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      Don A. Hoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I am still looking for that niche.

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      James Paterson 5 years ago from Scotland

      Hey guys thanks again for your comments, it does take time but i am sure you will get there .....jimmy

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      editorsupremo 5 years ago from London, England

      Thanks for sharing what makes money for you. Education is definitely a good topic to write on. I make money on another directory writing information on law subjects for university undergraduates. So writing on what you know about can be lucrative.

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      trimar7 5 years ago from New York

      Great tips. I think that you are correct when you state that you do not need to delete your old hubs but rework them. I have found when I take the time to do so that my scores go up.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Great article! I like the idea of teenager`s problem since I have 2 teenage daughters. Voted up and usueful!

      Keep it up!

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      miakouna 5 years ago

      Great Hub!

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      nikipa 5 years ago from Eastern Europe

      Some valuable points to take into consideration.

      Thank you very much!

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      Robert Burroughs 5 years ago

      This is a great hub. I for one will heed your advice and try to find a niche. I have great ideas, some of them are even original.

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      sidds123450 5 years ago

      Great hub, thanks a lot.!

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      RetailRich 5 years ago

      Thanks for the advice. I have a problem with back-links as well. Don't seem to know where to go, what to do or how to do it. It would be nice to have some average stats on how many articles produce a certain readership and even income. I understand that there are a lot of variables that make a big difference, but it helps you know if you are ahead of the game or behind the game or on track.

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      jenntyl99 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Great advice from a seasoned pro. As an educator and one who likes to write, I have a great deal of content that I have yet to publish. Over the course of my career, I wrote just to write and now I am able to put this to use. Thanks for sharing!

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      MojoDawg 5 years ago from Fort Worth Texas

      Great hub and extra useful information, I am glad of your success on Hub Pages. Cute Kid....Voting up!

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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Jimmy, I have always enjoyed reading your hubs because you have an interesting way of writing that is easy to read and understand. I wish you financial abundance! Blessings always. :)

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      sfshine 5 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you for the ideas. It really takes sometime to make good money with hubpages. But, I was surprised to earn few cents so quickly as compared to websites.

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Excellent advice all the way around, Jimmy!

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Great hub! I've learned a lot thanks

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      FireFish 5 years ago from Tuz / Sol

      Great hub,tnx!

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Jimmy, you were one of the first hubbers whose sites I visited in my early days of hubbing. You offer great advice and prove to all of us that you don't really have to have a narrow niche in order to make a little money. I was never really here for the money but a few coppers isn't bad. Your hubs cover a lot of subjects and are well written and useful, this one too! Excellent advice.

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      Perpeptua 5 years ago

      To think I could make money from this ... AMAZING!

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      Mmargie1966 5 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      Awesome! Thanks for the information!

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      noddylibrarian 5 years ago

      Very helpful info! You've inspired me!

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      Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

      this is great advice, and like you panda was hard, but it really made me look at what was working and what wasn't... especially with my shorter hubs-- and like you I deleted some and moved them elsewhere.

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Great hub! I needed that boost about now. I have not had much luck with the three product hubs I have written, but I think I am going to try another one. Maybe I will do a better job of it this time. Great information here, as always! Voted up and useful! :)

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      Geraldnduru 5 years ago from Kenya

      I really like this.thumbs up

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      yana91 5 years ago

      You are a genious! I'll try this out, thank you!

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      Dina Blaszczak 5 years ago from Poland

      Excellent hub full of useful information. Voted up, useful and interesting. Thanks a lot for sharing these tips!

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      TIMETRAVELER2 5 years ago

      This is one of the best hubs I've read, and I am so happy you published it. I have been here for 8 weeks, have 45 hubs, have won 3 hub nuggets awards, but my page views are horrible and my earnings are zilch. I just don't understand why! I have written a few education hubs, but they are in the same boat as my other hubs. I keep hearing that time will fix this, and I hope everybody is right...but your advice will help. I notice you have no ebay or amazon ads on this hub. I have been using them on every ad and also am signed up for the hub rewards. Do you think this is causing my page view problems? Please let me know and thanks again for the info. Voted up, interesting, useful and awesome.

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      kmaskreations 5 years ago

      Great hub! Your advice is encouraging and much needed. Thanks for sharing. Voted up, interesting, useful.

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      vapourlock 5 years ago

      Making money off hubbing seems to be hard work indeed. Who said it was easy?

      I am mainly a small business, technology, and Internet writer. If I published great hubs based on these apart from a few other niches like dating, health, etc, what chances do I have?

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      ktaatdotcom 5 years ago

      hard work,and learn other people!

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      jhunpaler 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for the heads up, im kinda new to hubpages, but this article could give me a boost. thx again.

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      Carol 5 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

      Thanks Jimmy - I'm brand spanking new here and I need all the help I can get!

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      Christopher J Wood 5 years ago from Florida, USA

      This was a very informative Hub that offers some good advice that many of us ca use. Keep up the good work.

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      Gracenduta 5 years ago from Kenya

      Thanks Jimmy, I am new in hubpages and really needed this

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      melodylewis80 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for the tips, I hope to someday make a few bucks from my hubs. I need to take these tips and write a lot more though!

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      Vanderleelie 5 years ago from New Brunswick, Canada

      Very good advice. I like the one related to school and homework. Thanks!

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      drspaniel 5 years ago from Somewhere, where the sun shines once a year...

      Very useful information! I think that what it all really comes down to on HubPages, is the topic you're writing on, as well as how much potential you have to make money with that topic.

      Also if you wish to make money with the Amazon Affiliates program, it's best to only suggest items that you'd buy yourself, and that's you've already tried. Then you'll be able to give genuine feedback on the product, and give the best advice for use...

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      klayne 5 years ago from Wilmington, Nc

      Thanks for that advice! I just signed up for hubpages today and wrote my first hubs, I too an unemployed and hoping to make anything really from my interests.

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      Misty Young-Smith 5 years ago from York, PA

      Very informative for the new hubber, gives you a lot of information to ponder over while writing. Thank you!

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      winbo 5 years ago

      very very informative.. Votes nd shares

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      Daxman 5 years ago from The Netherlands

      Great post and really appreciated by yours truly. Makes me think that in some cases it actually does pay off to research and deliver quality content even though it can be time consuming.

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      Slaven Cvijetic 5 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      Thanks for the interesting hub. As a new hubber I can say that such hubs are very encouraging that one day one can make money out of it. I especially loved your last sentence "write it to death". Yes I laughed at this, but you are so right with that. Keep writing is what I use to say to other hubbers. Thanks for your hub.

      Voted Up and Useful + shared!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for sharing. You've given me some more good ideas. It was nice to see someone share that has your experience.

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      Subhas 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Really a post which will do wonder if adhered to.

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      Sandy Frost 5 years ago from India

      As mentioned in this hub, product review or comparison of two or more products is a good key for hubbers which may greatly affect in an increase in numbers of user hits. As we see millions of users come up on internet and search throughout the space for the product they chose to buy or to compare it with other related products. They analyze the data to get specification details and other satisfactory answers related to that particular product before finalizing their buying decision. This hub raises a significant issue and really an outstanding hub. Thank you for such information.

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      K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

      OMG your hubs are great!! glad to have stumbled upon you Jimmy

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      teutophile 4 years ago

      This is an excellent Hub. So many times we hear that writing Hubs can make you money but rarely do we hear what to write about. Nice job.

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      Jim Burns 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, England

      Great straightforward advice from one who knows. Great stuff, Jimmy.

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      T4an 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Great advice. Thank you so much for sharing.

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      Christine Miranda 4 years ago from My office.

      Thank you for taking the time to encourage others while also giving them a realistic view on the time it takes to start earning money. I think many go into it thinking they will be quitting their day job soon. :)

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      munzine 4 years ago from New York

      Thank you! Many of these make money on hubs articles are all pretty confusing to me. But this one makes sense. You need to write what folks are searching for. As a new hubber it's great to read this!

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      Anne 4 years ago from Spain

      Hi Jimmy. You have just made me feel a whole lot better as I was beginning to think I am wasting my time writting for money on HP. This is great advice and I´m going to keep on plugging away. Thank you so much :)

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      James Paterson 2 years ago from Scotland

      good luck everyone hope that this Hub rang a few bells and helps you on the road to success.....jimmy

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