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How to Increase HubPage Income by Cultivating Your Hubs

Updated on July 3, 2012

Yes, You Can Make Money on HubPages

April 16, 2009

One of the major attractions of HubPages is the opportunity to make money by writing and publishing articles on HubPages.

Many writers who are new to HubPages as well as some not so new ones often get discouraged when their Google AdSense and other affiliate earnings remain low. Frequent questions that one sees in the Forums, in comments on Hubs, in Hubs by newbies and even in emails sent to some of us who publish frequently are

Can a person really make money on HubPages? and,

How can a person make money on HubPages?

The answer to the first question is Yes. I will also point out that, while there are others who make considerably more than me, that I have received a deposit to my checking account from Google every month except for one from January 2007 to the present.

My Earnings Experience

I began writing for HubPages in late September 2006 and by the end December 2006 had surpassed the magic $100 point which Google requires before disbursing funds.

Since my AdSense earnings for August 2007 came to $99 and seventy some cents, I missed the $100 mark by a few cents that month and had to wait until October 2007 when my combined August and September earnings came to a little over $200 and Google paid me.

In 2008 I managed to push my average AdSense earnings to over $200 per month and in March of 2009 hit $300 per month in earnings.

As to the second question, the three, very broad, answers are:

1 Write and publish regularly - the more Hubs you have the more opportunities people have to click on your ads.

2 Write things people want to read

3 Look upon your HubPage writing as a business from which you expect to make a profit. By all means write about things that interest you and which you are passionate about but, at the same time monitor the comments, the number of visitors, ad revenue generated and other statistics provided by HubPages and Google to determine which types of articles generate the most revenue and write more articles of those types.

A Good Hub Can Generate Revenue for a Long Time

One of the great things about writing is that, once written, a piece of work has the potential to continue generating revenue for you well into the future. Of course at least two things are needed to achieve this:

1 You must retain the intellectual property rights to the piece.

2 Second, it must both be available to the public to read/view as well as be of interest to people beyond the present.

I was first attracted to HubPages because they not only let all of their authors keep the intellectual property rights in their work but also allowed their authors work to remain available on HubPages for the public to read/view as long as the author wants to keep the article on the site.

However, keeping the rights and keeping the article available to the public does not guarantee that it will make money as the public tends to be attracted to works that are relevant and interesting. With that in mind, I have made an effort to craft all of my Hubs in a manner that will keep them relevant and interesting long after I have written them. My friend and fellow Hubber, Jimmy the Jock, has commented in some of his Hubs that Hubs written on a hot current events topic generate a lot of immediate traffic but that traffic drops quickly to near zero after a few days.

While I have a couple of Hubs, Yahoo Time Capsule Update and Search Continues for Madeleine McCann, that were strictly current events, I have tried in most of my other current events Hubs to make the Hub's content broader than the topic at hand. Thus, in my Hub, written in response to the request, What Do You Think of the Head of the IRS being Someone Who Hasn't Paid His Taxes? I kept then Obama Administration Treasury Secretary Designate Timothy Geitner and his tax problems as the central focus but broadened the theme to include a discussion of the larger and ongoing problem of tax and other laws that are so extensive and complex that even the person nominated to oversee the enforcement of the tax laws could make mistakes.

Manage Your Hubs Like a Vineyard and Keep them Producing Revenue Year in and Year out


Create Evergreen Content

Paul Edmonson's Hub entitled Evergreen Content - Make Content that Lasts provides excellent advice on how to select topics and craft your Hubs so that they will have long lasting appeal. By writing on topics that have lasting appeal or crafting other topics in a way that gives them lasting appeal, I have been quite successful despite the fact that I have only published 389 Hubs in the 31 months that have elapsed since I joined HubPages in September of 2006.

In addition to publishing what Paul Edmonson refers to as Evergreen Content, I have discovered that I can boost my earnings by continually tweaking my previously published Hubs. This, of course is not a substitute for writing and publishing new Hubs but, like the owner of a vineyard who keeps increasing his output by a combination of continually pruning and caring for the existing vines as well as expanding his acreage with new vines, I can continue to work the existing content for revenue growth as well as producing new content.

HubPages is not only one of the few sites of this nature that allows its writers to continually refresh their existing content (this alone is reason enough to join and write for HubPages) but they also continually provide new tools for our pages. This means that we can upgrade previously published Hubs simply by adding new tools as they come out without ever having to change content.

Make Use of New Hub Tools

However, adding new tools, such as News, Polls, RSS feeds, video, Categories and Slideshows (except for Categories and Slideshows which are relatively new as of this writing, the other items cited, while standard for a long time, are new since I first joined in 2006) as they come out. As I understand it, updates to existing Hubs, tend to attract new interest by search engines which causes them to move up in the listings. And moving up in the listings can attract new traffic, which causes a further upward bump in the listings and if some of the new traffic leaves new comments this action, again, pushes the article up further in the listings. Here are a few tips I have gleaned from using these tools:

Categories - Categories were added earlier this year and are a new tool to help classify Hubs by topic and sub-topic (the sub-topics can be three or four deep). As I understand it, people visiting HubPages looking for specific topics will be able to find your Hubs on those topics if you have your Hubs categorized properly. I think categories will also help Google target ads better thus increasing the chances that people will click on the ads for us.

Slideshows - Slideshows are another feature that was added earlier this year. If you have five or more photos on a Hub you can opt to allow the reader to click on a button on the first photo and view all of your photos in a slide show format. This allows the viewer to view each photo individually and in consecutive order without having to scroll through the entire Hub. Ads appear next to each photo in the slide show so you do not lose revenue opportunities. Shailini in her Hub entitled How to get 150,000 visitors in 150 days or less: 10 Easy-to-follow Hubpages Tricks makes the observation that people like photographs and will visit sites with lots of pictures. The slide show feature makes it easy for people who are mainly interested in the pictures to view them easily. You can add a slide show by first making sure you have 5 or more photos (add more if you need to get the number up) and then clicking on the Edit button and clicking and adding a check mark in the box next to the line that reads

Photos Link to a slideshow of the photos in this hub?

(on new Hubs this box is checked by default). I have added this feature to many of my older hubs (sometimes adding additional photos as well) and, from my HubPage statistics numbers, it seems to be quite popular.

News - News capsules allow you to provide relevant key words in the news capsule that will cause it to find current news articles on the same topic as your Hub and provide a summary and link to the article thereby providing your reader with additional information. The news capsule will update the article list as new relevant articles appear and these automatic updates to your News capsule have the same effect on search engines as you updating your Hub.

Polls - Polls allow your readers to interact with your Hub. Polls can be used to encourage the reader to stay and read through your Hub, can encourage them to leave comments by asking them to explain why they voted a certain way and also encourage them to return to that Hub again to see how other people have voted. Premsingh in her Hub entitled How to take maximum advantage of the poll capsule offers a number of ideas for using polls.

While I have taken the opportunity to add Categories, Slideshows, News and Polls to older Hubs written before these tools were available, I have also found myself adding them to some of my newer Hubs in which I, for one reason or another, did not include these tools when I originally wrote the Hub.

Sometimes I have written Hubs, such as contests or HubMob, which have to be published by a deadline and there just wasn't time to add these extra features. Other times I haven't seen a use for them at the time of writing but then come up with ideas for their use in a particular Hub at a later date. In the case of photos (a feature that has always been available in HubPages) I may not have had relevant photos at the time of writing but have since taken photos that can be used (since starting to write for HubPages I have been aggressively taking pictures with my digital camera and cell phone camera of anything that I think I can either add to an existing Hub or use in some future Hub and have built up a library of close to 5,000 photos).

Finally, Read and Learn from Fellow Hubbers

Reading other writer's Hubs is a great way to get ideas for how to use the tools provided by HubPages or other ideas for changes that can add to revenue. Numerous Hubs have been published dealing with how to improve earnings with HubPages and these, of course, are a great source of new ideas for increasing revenue.

But just reading the Hubs of others in general can also give you ideas and insights into ways to generate more revenue. Among other things you can see what topics or subjects tend to generate the most comments or highest Hub scores (while high scores are important I have noticed that high scores do not necessarily correlate with high earnings when you compare the Hub scores of articles with the Google AdSense revenue generated by those same Hubs), learn new ways of using various tools, the effect of different layouts and formatting, etc. In addition to improving you writing business, reading Hubs by others can be both enjoyable and educational as well.

While there are a number of professional writers on HubPages, most of us are not writing professionals. However, HubPages can be a great place to learn the business of writing because not only is there no charge for reading, writing and publishing on HubPages we also get immediate feedback in the form of reader comments, Hub scores and, when we do a good job, cold, hard cash.


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    • Vledoc profile image


      8 years ago

      Thanks for all the info in this hub. I don't think I have seen this much information on generating hub revenue in one place before lol. Definitely going to follow!

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      Stephanie Bradberry 

      8 years ago from New Jersey

      Great information and hub. Everything you say is absolutely true. Like any business, you have to do work in order to get something out of it. While I definitely see the potential in earning money with hubpages, but do not have the time to write all the articles that are on paper somewhere in my folders or in my head.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Chuck this has been one of the finest reads by me. Very authoritative and well explained. You have laid down the different ways of cultivating hubs to draw maximum cash returns from them.

      I only wish I had read this hub when I started actively writing almost 10 months ago. But it's never too late.

      Bookmarked this hub. Voted up, useful and awesome. Shared this so that many more can benefit.

    • maheshpatwal profile image


      8 years ago from MUMBAI

      Great hub with detailed information for novice hubbers like me on how to keep oneself motivated and keep on sowing the seeds which will generate good returns...

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      9 years ago from upstate, NY

      Great information chuck! Thanks for sharing the fine points of moving traffic up. Learning the value of pictures and Hub tools was of interest to me. Rated up and awesome!- WBA

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      9 years ago

      Great information for a new Hubber. Thanks!

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      Ibrahim Kamrul Shafin 

      9 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh & Washington DC, USA

      I am new Hubber, trying to write around 300 Hubs in a year. But I do not know how to do the Keyword Research, can you please write a hub on Keyword Research, Chuck? I like your writing style very much and you're the person whom I followed first with my this HubPages account.

    • Chuck profile imageAUTHOR

      Chuck Nugent 

      9 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      CJamesIII - I have a couple of ideas for books but haven't had time to get to work on them.

      Thanks for the comment and compliment.

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      9 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Chuck, I enjoy reading your work. The language flows rather easily. Do you have any actual books in print? You should, your writing skill is well above average.

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      Kitty Fields 

      9 years ago from Summerland

      voted up and useful! i will definitely keep in mind to write about topics that won't fall out of trend after a few days...very good point there. i have a tendency to pick topics that are hot topics but then tend to fall off the map in a month or so. thanks so much!

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      9 years ago from Glasgow, UK

      Thanks, I'm just getting started here and many of the other guides have seemed a little overwhelming but this one is accessible and encouraging.

    • dwar profile image


      9 years ago

      Thanks for the hub insight. I'm gonna use them to to drive traffic and hopefully earn. Cheers!

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      Helen Bolam 

      9 years ago

      Information noted. Really useful Hub.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      9 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      An accomplished hub! One of the most useful I have run across. Three cheers! Full of information for generating traffic to hubs. I have learned so much valuable suggestions. Rating up!

    • pisethz profile image


      10 years ago

      Today I learn a lot of thing from your hub. very useful. thanks

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      Sharilee Swaity 

      10 years ago from Canada

      This is excellent information and I am bookmarking this for future reference. I love the fact that Hubpages allows us to edit, too. It really makes it such a ongoing process. Thanks!

    • BillWest165 profile image


      10 years ago

      Excellent resource and advice, Thanks.

    • gr82bme profile image


      10 years ago from USA

      Grate advice. I will bookmark and rate up. Thanks

    • voiceofpraise71 profile image


      10 years ago from Georgia

      Good read and lots of advice. Thanks!

    • Chuck profile imageAUTHOR

      Chuck Nugent 

      10 years ago from Tucson, Arizona - I have experimented from the beginning with some of my Hubs but all of them seem to be holding up. I just checked my states and I have 5 Hubs with a HubScore of 100 each - two were written a couple of months after I joined HubPages in the Fall of 2006, one was written in 2008 and the other two last year.

      My lowest scoring Hub at the moment is at 53 and was written in early 2007.

      With all of them I have tried to write things that I feel people want to read. I try to keep promoting them and I often make adjustments and updates which keeps them fresh.

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      10 years ago from Somewhere on the highway....

      thanks for the info when starting out how many hubs did you have trial and error with ?

    • Mystique1957 profile image


      10 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      Hey Chuck...

      This has been a heck of a hub! It´s opened my eyes much more and certainly there are very useful tips!

      Thanks for sharing friend!

      warmest regards and blessings,


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      Jan Charles 

      10 years ago from East Tennessee

      Yay! I just read your article and am heading over to work on my existing hubs.Thank you!

    • ntweisen profile image


      10 years ago

      Great advice!

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      Dolores Monet 

      10 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Chuck, I've been here for about a year. It took me about 10 months to hit that first $100.00. But I was sloppy about it. You really have to do some work to get this whole hub thing going. My next $100.00 came only 2 months later. You made an important point when you said that we need to write what people want to read. That seems so simple, but is often ignored. I still keep forgetting that, haha.

    • Securityace profile image


      10 years ago from United States

      This is a great hub. It will live forever!

    • asalkhankm profile image


      10 years ago

      hai ,

      I read yr great ideas , I feel it will increase my visitors

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      10 years ago from Italy

      Thank you so very much for sharing your experience with us.

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      Diane Ziomek 

      10 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      Hi Chuck! Thank you for a very informative Hub! I am quite new here...less than a month...and welcome any information on boosting my income. I am currently contracting bookkeeping work, but am more the creative type. I prefer to be sewing, writing or gardening as opposed to doing books...and your Hubs will make adding to my own more interesting and productive. Thanks again!

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      online scam check 

      10 years ago from United Kingdom

      This hub is loaded with good info. Thanks

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      10 years ago

      hi how are u

    • Mamelody profile image


      10 years ago

      hi Chuck I must say this hub is awesome! As a newbie here I've learnt a great deal from this. Keep it up!

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      Bryan Eaddy 

      10 years ago

      Nice! I'm bookmarking this one.

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      10 years ago from Utopia, Ontario Canada

      oowah, that was informative. I love to write about what I know on Hubs. I will be checking out those extra tools available


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      10 years ago

      Since google changes the algo frequently, it's good that many writers and bloggers share the experience to help newbies make money.

    • travelespresso profile image


      11 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.

      This is a great read, packed full of excellent information. I like your analogies too. Thanks for sharing it.

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      Benson Yeung 

      11 years ago from Hong Kong

      great tips. Now I know how (but probably still do my own thing).

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      11 years ago from The hot, humid South

      Great info, thanks a bunch!

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      Loralie Lyndon 

      11 years ago from USA

      Such an amazingly valuable hub! I'm bookmarking this for future reference. Thanks so much for sharing and helping others with your knowledge.

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      create a page 

      11 years ago from Maryland, USA

      Chuck I am so impressed with the quality of this hub and the quantity of tips you have shared. I have used some of these, but not enough to make sufficient money. I will definitely start working on the things I have omitted in the hubs I write in the future. Thank you so much for sharing.

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      11 years ago from Texas

      Hello Chuck,I'm so glad to read from experiences and looking forward to more of your great info.I'm very new I gess you can say 30days new and I need all the info to push forward any advice I is good but well infromative info is better.Thanks for being here on hubpages.


    • Playathome2 profile image


      11 years ago

      This was a very nice HUB. Very informative. I am new to HUBPages, still trying to work my way through this learning process. Thanks for the info.

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      Carolyn Blacknall 

      11 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Another amazing hub from Chuck. - Carol

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      11 years ago from hubpages

      excellent and very clear tutorial as usual, thank you for the effort.

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      Rebecca E. 

      11 years ago from Canada

      I am so glad i found this hub. thanks so much for it.

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      11 years ago from The Netherlands

      wow damn, thats a lot of comments xD

      hey mate, thanx for the info (have to confess i did not read all... sorry)

      i hope i will produce some cash soon, cause at this moment, with my 7 hubs i produced 0 cents on amazone, google ads and kontera (working on adding ebay, but i have some problems with that xD)

      i hope, youll contact me and tell me what you think of my hubs:D (you dont have to read everything either (A))


      Arco Dielhof

    • mecheshier profile image


      11 years ago

      What a list of comments! Thanks for the great info. I am new to HubPages and articles like your are quite helpful.


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      Anamika S Jain 

      11 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Yes, That makes sense. Thanks for this information packed Hub.

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      11 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Thank you so much for this fully-packed hub...great info for a newbie like me...

    • btureaud profile image


      11 years ago

      Thank you for this Hub! I just joined Hubpages about a week ago and have been searching for information on how to increase traffic and write great Hubs.

      This is a goldmine for! Amazing tips and links.

      Thanks again!

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      11 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Your hub is exactly what you recommend - something that people will want to look up again and again.

      Thanks a lot - a new fan here in New York City!

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      11 years ago from memphis tn

      thanks chuck for the information on making money off your hub.

    • Chuck profile imageAUTHOR

      Chuck Nugent 

      11 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Peacefulparadox - thanks for visiting my Hub.

      In answer to your question, you might be able to make more money with your own free blog from Wordpress, Google's Blogger, etc. However, unless you found a niche that drew a large amount of traffic you would more than likely make very little.

      The great thing about HubPages in my opinion is that the HubPage team does a great job of marketing and making HubPages known which attracts a lot of viewers. In addition, there are many great writers who write regularly and they help to draw traffic which often stays and surfs the site after reading the article they came for. I think that many of these writers have large followings who visit their Hubs regularly with many staying and browsing around other Hubs for a few minutes.

      For me, I feel that I can make a lot more, even though I share the revenue with HubPages, writing for HubPages than I could going solo and getting to keep 100% of Google AdSense Revenue.

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      11 years ago

      My question is... How would the Google Adsense income compare if you had your own (say Wordpress blog) instead of writing for Hub Pages. On the one hand, you would get an increase due to the fact that you are not sharing part of the income with HubPages. But on the other hand, you might get a decrease due to the fact that you lose the connectivity and traffic that HubPages bring to your articles.

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      11 years ago from Peterborough, Ontario

      Great advice , thank you !

    • Volty profile image


      11 years ago

      Great information in here for a newbie too. Thanks Chuck!

    • kmackey32 profile image


      11 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Good hub with great information!

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      11 years ago from @nuriramadhan

      amazing you have 400 hubs within 3 years,that is challenging to me,and I like to try my self that ,I need to have my own 400 post soon

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      11 years ago from Karachi

      very nice hub. i liked.

    • caredy profile image


      11 years ago

      Thanks for letting me read your hub chuck. It makes me encourage to make more hub as a new beginner.

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      11 years ago from

      great hub filled with great tips! thanks!

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      Chuck Nugent 

      11 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      premsingh - thank you for the nice compliment. 

      As to your Hub on the use of polls, this is one that i have bookmarked and refer to for ideas and guidance periodically when I feel that a poll could be used effectively in an existing or new Hub.  I should also point out that readers can also benefit from your Hub on the use of polls by clicking on one of the many links you have to other Hubs you have written on other ways Hubbers can improve the revenue generation capabilities of their Hubs. 

      It is no secret that an article published on HubPages will generally generate considerably more revenue here than if it were published on another site and that is because the wealth of good authors and good content here that attracts more viewers and we all benefit from this as they surf around the site. 

      Further, I assume that if I write good articles that are interesting and useful to readers, that I will increase my base of readers who return regularly to view my Hubs.  Providing links to good articles on the same topic by other Hubbers simply saves my readers the time and trouble of having to search for these additional articles, thereby giving them more reason to return to my Hubs regularly.  As I see it this is win-win-win for all - I build loyalty from readers, fellow Hubbers get more traffic and readers get more information faster.

      Thanks again for your comments.


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      11 years ago

      I feel honored finding a reference/link to one of my hubs by a great author like "chuck'. Popularity of this hub doesn't need any endorsement as no other criteria can be as effecient as the number of comments. Hundreds of comments show that justice has been done with the topic. Thumbs up.

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      Chuck Nugent 

      11 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      monkey2610 - I see that you are new so welcome to HubPages.

      For most of us HubPages is about both a desire to write as well as an opportunity to make money from that writing. Of course, HubPages is also about meeting new people and getting to know them through both the Hubs they write as well as from their comments on other people's Hubs and comments in the Forums.

      I wrote this particular Hub with two objectives in mind. The first being that I wanted to discuss ways in which writers could periodically update their previously published Hubs to keep generating revenue from them. The second was to share some of the numerous other Hubs written by myself and others describing other ways to increase their income from the HubPages they wrote. The ones I shared were Hubs by others which I had found particularly useful in my writing. But in doing so I also wanted to give new Hubbers, like yourself, and existing ones as well an idea as to the amount of help that is available on HubPages to enable people to increase their HubPages income.

      Again, welcome to HubPages I look forward to seeing you first Hub.


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      11 years ago from EVERY WHERE

      wots this all about ??

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      11 years ago from North Carolina

      Professor Chuck, I'm new to writing for HubPages, but I've developed a pretty clear idea of what Hubs look like that merit great scores. This Hub is definitely a perfect 100. Between studying this Hub and several others by Mark Knowles, Shalini, and Paul Edmonson, I have fashioned a formula that I feel great about for the format of my Hubs. Thanks for being willing to share what you've learned during your tenure.


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      11 years ago

      nice one, thanks for sharing..

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      11 years ago from Texas

      Man, what a great Hub! I'd never given this much thought. You certainly gave us all some food for thought, not to mention inspiration!

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      J. Kumm 

      11 years ago from Washington

      It's nice to read a little encouragement from the pros. Thank you for sharing.

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      11 years ago

      thank you so much for the infos

      great hub :)

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      Sandra Mireles 

      11 years ago from Texas

      Great hub and great community discussion. I learned a lot from you and the discussion that resulted. Thanks to all!

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      Charia Samher 

      11 years ago

      This is one of the first hubs I've read when I first visted this site and this had helped me a lot. Now I'm already one of the new hubbers here. Thanks for the details.

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      Annette Gagliardi 

      11 years ago from Minneapolis

      thanks for all the info. It's worth reading more than once.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      11 years ago from USA

      This is great information. Very helpful for all of us. Thanks Chuck.-Journey*

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      UK Magazines 

      11 years ago

      Thanks for sharing all this. I am really thinking to follow this all from now.

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      Becki Rizzuti 

      11 years ago from Indiana, USA

      It's work, Chuck. I've been writing more than cultivating in the last week, but then I'm answering a request that is requiring multiple parts in order to do so!

      The boost last week was incredible though. I've got blue triangles again so I need to get back to work!

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      Chuck Nugent 

      11 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Everyday Miracles - thanks for the comment. I have found that I can get a 1 - 2 day boost in revenue by simply updating two or three of my older Hubs. Of course, publishing new Hubs is still probably the best way to boost traffic and revenue and, I believe it was Paul Edmonson who once commented someplace that publishing at least three articles a week is what is needed to retain and increase readership on HubPages or any other individual blog. Of course, the more Hubs one has, the more Hubs you have that can be updated.

      Thanks again

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      11 years ago from Ireland

      Its a new method to find our resource and potentiality.Best wishes to you.

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      11 years ago

      Very interesting.Thank you!

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      Becki Rizzuti 

      11 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Seriously Chuck, I credit you and this hub for helping me to double my traffic in about two days! This really does work!

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      Chuck Nugent 

      11 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      badcompany99 - thanks for your comments and I am glad to hear that this Hub was helpful and is working for you. Good luck with your Hubs.

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      11 years ago from California, United States

      Thanks, this is very inspirational for all of us hubbers.

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      11 years ago from Missouri

      Very insightfull hub, thanks

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      Jules Wright 

      11 years ago from Portland, OR

      Thank you for this very informative hub. Your steady adsense earnings is an inspiration.

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      11 years ago from -Oceania


      lots of information ,thankyou

      dont be offended but do ya think you could do a snack like version( for us newbies or maybe writers)


      p.s Had trouble linking my Facebook account? any help be greatly appreciated

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      11 years ago

      Great hub. very informative

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      11 years ago from Western Washington

      Fantasitic hub. Congrats on being at $300 a month!

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      Joanna McKenna 

      11 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Just the nudge I needed to rework my oldest (and therefore worst) hubs! Thanks!

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      11 years ago

      Great hub. Thank you for the information Chuck.

    • yoli profile image


      11 years ago from New England

      Thanks for sharing the excellent info!

    • hglick profile image


      11 years ago from Ronkonkoma, NY

      Great Hub Chuck. I've found that the "evergreen" method does indeed work very nicely. Another important item is to make sure that you build your hub around several highly optimized "key phrases" . This will move your hub up in google very quickly.

    • Ding.A.Ling123 profile image


      11 years ago

      Great Hub! A lot of very useful information.


    • flread45 profile image


      11 years ago from Montana

      As I publish more hubs and join into forums I have noticed I am making monet without anyone clicking on an Item...

    • ecoggins profile image


      11 years ago from Corona, California

      This article is very well researched and written. You have been very thorough and you have used your space to promote other spaces on hubpages. This has been very helpful.

    • Tracker Frost profile image

      Tracker Frost 

      11 years ago from Wyoming

      I loved your article, and the many links to other references I'll be off to read. I noticed I made my first penny today! It won't make me rich, but that's ok, its just neat that it happened, and its one penny more than my writing had ever made before! :)

    • Chuck profile imageAUTHOR

      Chuck Nugent 

      11 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      HHO2U - as you publish more Hubs your monthly revenue should, other things being equal, go up. However, what ultimately determines your income is the number of clicks you get.

      As my friend Jimmy the Jock has pointed out, writing on current hot news topics generates a lot of traffic for those Hubs but the traffic dies off after a few days or weeks when interest in the topic drops - this is why the so called "evergreen" topics are better. But even evergreen topics can vary if they are seasonal (holiday articles, travel articles, recipies & food articles dealing with seasonal food, etc). These can be good in that each year they will tend to draw traffic during their season and then lose traffic until the next season.

      Also, from my studies of my traffic it seems that certain topics tend to attract people who search mainly by clicking on ads for the topic while other topics attract people who use the search bar - those who search by clicking ads generate revenue while those who use the search bar don't tend to generate as much revenue.

      In my opinion, the best way to make money is to keep writing Hubs which will increase your base and help to ensure a fairly steady income. Also, I think that new Hubs help to push you up in the search engines which brings more traffic to your Hubs.

    • Chuck profile imageAUTHOR

      Chuck Nugent 

      11 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Kelsey Tallis -For the Amazon ads I use key words and generally leave the product line as "All" although if I know it is strictly a book or movie will then limit product to "Books", "DVD", etc. As for two copies of the book coming up with different prices, Amazon randomly posts whatever meets my product specification so if I give a subject and limit views to "Books" it will put up whatever books it finds whose titles are similar the product title I give. You can use the Amazon ID number to get a specific book or other product, but I usually don't post with that number.

    • HHO2U profile image


      11 years ago from Mojave California

      Awesome advice, should not the monthly amount keep climbing the more hubs you have out there ?

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      11 years ago

      Great article! I am still new and I really appreciate this detailed article to help me put more in my pockets using some of these techniques. Thank you


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