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How to Make A Consistent, Healthy Income At Hubpages

Updated on April 27, 2014

In the last eighteen months I have received a number of emails from hubbers asking me questions like “how much money do you make”, “how much money can I make,” “how long will it be before I make money” and “how can I increase traffic to my hubs”? If you are interested in making money writing articles at HubPages or you are a hubber who would like to make more money then this hub is for you.

(Updated 12/18/2011) There are several ways to make money at HubPages which include the HubPages Earning Program, Google AdSense, Amazon and Ebay. My earnings have been a combination of the first three with the majority coming from the HubPages earning program in the last couple of months.

How To And How Not To Make Money Online

There have been many articles on the internet as well as hubs published at HubPages about how to make money writing articles online. I have had the opportunity to read many of these articles and hubs. Some of them have great ideas. Others have not so great ideas and others have ideas which will get you in trouble with the search engines. It is important to test everything you read by learning what methods of search engine promotion are acceptable. Read the quality guidelines section on the Google webmaster page for details.

The Slight Edge

To become a successful hubber takes time and a concentrated effort. It took me about a year before I made my first check over one hundred dollars. Like any venture, the hubber seeking to make money as a HubPage author should have a two to five year plan. This is the amount of time needed to make most business ventures profitable. Have a goal to publish at least one hundred, original, high quality, targeted hubs per year. The more high quality hubs, the greater the income potential.

Quality Content Alone Will Not Make You Money

In order to potentially make a long term income from each hub, quality content alone is not enough. Evergreen content is necessary. If you are committed to writing long term and to producing evergreen, quality hubs, how many hubs could you write in 5 years? How about 10 years? Imagine being the author of more than 1000 hubs. Some of the best HubPages authors have well over 1000 hubs and were able to accomplish this in less than 5 years.

The most important component that makes a hub successful is quality content. Quality content give the consumer the information needed to make an intelligent buying decision. Providing quality content requires research even if you are an expert in your field. Research should be collected from a minimum of three qualified sources in order to provide accurate material.

Part of quality content is being able to write effectively. If this is not a strength you possess consider taking a writing course at your local community college. Personally, I focus all my energy on quality content. I have never promoted my hubs through one way link building or at relevant forums and blogging sites.

Original, Targeted, Quality Content

A successful HubPage author is one who creates hubs with original, targeted, quality content which meets the needs of the consumer. How is this accomplished? The best way to reach your target audience is to have the title of your hub match as many words as possible that consumers are typing into the search engines. Using the Google keyword tool can give you helpful suggestions but these suggestions should not be used as your title if you want to receive the maximum amount of traffic possible.

Typing keywords into a search engine search box will bring up a list of popular keyword phrases which will also help to put together an effective title. After using these tools to give you ideas for an appropriate title put yourself in the shoes of the consumer and try to imagine what he or she would type into the search engine box. Don't be afraid of long titles.

Long titles allow you to include more key words and target a greater number of consumers. HubPages recently incorporated a highly effective tool called title tuner into each hubs stats keyword page. This tool can be used several days to several weeks after your hub has been published to add keywords that consumers are using in their search but are not found in your title. It can also be used to improve older hub titles. Just go to your "my account" page and click on the title tuner beta link. It will bring up a list of all hubs that are missing keywords in the title that are being used by the consumer. All of these hub titles can be fixed quickly and easily on this page.

Residual Income

The most interesting aspect of making money at HubPages is that money earned is like residual income. Once you have written a large number of hubs you accumulate income without doing any work to produce the income. The only work you do is creating new hubs and updating existing hubs. Update (2/29/12) - Updating existing sites (for HubPage authors updating older hubs) in Google's eyes is a huge part of providing quality content. They have recently introduced a freshness algorithm which gives higher ranking to sites with fresh content.

How to Get High Quality Links

Providing quality content will compel many quality sites to link to your hub over time. There is nothing wrong with promoting your hub at relevant blogging sites but I would rather use the time to create more quality content. I believe this is quickest way to increase long-term earning potential.

HubPages has a feature on the stats hub metrics page that allows hubbers to know if they have many or few incoming links using a one to five star system. One star meaning few links and five stars meaning many links. Many of my older hubs as well as some of my newer hubs have five stars without any form of promotion.

One to Five Stars for Incoming Links

Niche Writing

Niche writing is another effective way to increase traffic to your hubs which will increase income. Some of the top hubbers at HubPages often write within their field of expertise and become known by consumers as an expert in that field which keeps bringing them back for more.

If you are in hurry to make lots of money in the next few months, HubPages isn't the right place for you. If you consider yourself an author who plans to be around for a long time, and you are willing to work hard and smart, your earning potential will be great and eventually all your hard work will pay off.

If you are not a HubPages author but would like more information about becoming one, you can go to my main page and read my profile by clicking here.


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    • Babbyii profile image

      Barb Johnson 

      3 years ago from Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

      Very useful information Steve. All of your points are still relevant today. I find that even after several years I'm still learning new things on HP. Thanks!

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      John Fisher 

      3 years ago from Easton, Pennsylvania

      Very educational and informative. I've been around for awhile, and write relatively sporadically; however, I earn a small income every month. I am looking to expand my writing, as this is a way that I can supplement my income from anywhere in the world at my leisure. Not too many jobs can offer that.

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      Team Wiseman 

      3 years ago

      Very well written and easy to understand. Thumbs up and Useful plus Sharing.

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      John Fisher 

      4 years ago from Easton, Pennsylvania

      Very informative. How do you feel about the many Hub authors that are complaining that Google's new updates are cutting into their traffic and income? What would you suggest to them to improve their results?

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      Pamela Sarzana 

      4 years ago from northern Indiana

      I like the way you write Steve, I have moved around so much in the last 2 years I am lucky to even find a place to get online muchless write a Hub, maybe I should write some hubs on homelessness.

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      Dennis Hoyman 

      4 years ago from Southwestern, Pennsylvania

      Thank You SteveMark. The information in this hub is very helpful. great job of writing. Thank You again! Gardener Den.

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      4 years ago from Tumkur

      A beautiful hub. AS you have received many comments, I need not say anything more. All points mentioned here are proper. I too have written a hub on how I increased my earnings on Hubpages. Refreshing the content every now and then, renewing the submission to search engines, using good keywords, etc are some of the techniques.

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      Sondra Rochelle 

      4 years ago from USA

      This is the first time I have ever heard quality content described as being information people can use to help them make purchases! If that is what we are supposed to be doing, then all we are doing is becoming advertising gimmicks. Sorry, but I thought quality writing meant just that: writing well researched and well written articles that attract people's attention and makes them want to read it. Obviously, an article should provide information of some sort, but I think that goes far beyond information that helps them to make purchases.

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      Audrey Selig 

      4 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Steve It is great recycling articles as long as it is full of such good ideas. Evergreen, good content, what people type while searching. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Many new hubbers, in addition to others, will find these tips helpful. Blessings. Audrey. Pinning

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      Jaye Denman 

      4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I'm glad to see this one recycled. Your advice is right on the mark. Thanks (again), Steve! Happy New Year 2014!


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      4 years ago from USA

      Wow great information, I completely agree, articles need to be evergreen. I try not to write about trends. I am also trying to increase my word count which helps with keywords.

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      Janey Hood 

      4 years ago from UK

      Great article, the Stats button is very useful, thanks for pointing that one out!

      I just can't find the title tuner, can you enlighten me as to where it is? I must be having a senior moment!

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      5 years ago

      You are spot on. Quality writing, evergren content and niche topics seems to be the magic formula. I am determined to up my act in 2013. Voted up and useful.

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      6 years ago from New York, NY

      Steve, thank you for writing a very generous article. You offered very sound advice and it leaves me wanting to write for HubPages even more. Looking forward to reading more of your articles. Lastly, thank you for following me!

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      6 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      This Hub just refreshes my memory as a HubPages writer. I don't usually write that much Hubs, because I mostly have quality and evergreen content, but I don't hesitate to take this advice to heart.

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      Sandra Busby 

      6 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      Thanks for this sound advice. I am certainly hoping it works.

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      Catherine Taylor 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Fabulous hub! Well written and informative. Should be required reading for all new hubbers!

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      Laura Izett 

      6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      I didn't know about the "freshness" algorythm. Intersting article. I know you as my first follower here on hubpages about 3 yrs ago. And yes, I agree quality content and time is the key.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      You are right on with this information! Very practical. I agree that quality content is the best thing to focus on. Great hub! Many votes!

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      Jaye Denman 

      6 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Steve....You definitely "practice what you preach!" You have some of the most well-written hubs with quality content on HubPages. Voted UP and USEFUL. Will share because anyone interested in making money by publishing on HP should find this article useful.


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      6 years ago from America

      Steve, Great hub. I will never be the hubber you are but I don't care I keep putting hubs on anyway. Good advice and really enjoyed reading this hub. Voted Up and shared.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Steve,

      Like you, it took me over a year to get that first $100 check from Google. I write mostly evergreen content. At first I knew nothing about keywords or SEO. I'm still learning about how to fine tune my writing and hubs. But like you said, the income does build over time and the fact of it being residual is really nice. I would never have thought to unpublish a hub...wait a while and republish it with a different title. How long did you wait before republishing? Weren't the title tuner effects enough of a change? Thanks for all of your excellent tips. Voted useful and will share.

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      6 years ago

      This is a fantastic article all hubbers should read. I'm bookmarking this one. Thanks for sharing this. I often wonder how long it should take to get recognized by Google and other search engines and after reading your hub I think I am being unrealistic. My goal is long-term writing so I want to remember these points you have included here. Voted up and shared!!! Thanks Kelley

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 

      6 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting! While I found value in the entirety of your article, the third to last and second to last paragraphs of your Hub were significantly useful to me.

      I realized from the beginning when I saw the success stories on HP's home page that attaining the level these premier Hubbers had achieved would require a long term commitment. So I like the fact that you included that in your article--it was simultaneously a concise reminder to me as well as a reinforcement of my long term HP business plan. Your Hub had such great information in it that I'm sharing it with my followers as well.

      Congratulations on your great work here on HubPages, and thanks for the wonderful advice.

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      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      This is a great hub full of useful information. Thanks for explaining the title tuner. I never had really fully understood that, but am on my way to using it right now! Voted up and useful.

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      6 years ago from st louis,mo

      Thanks for the "freshness algorithm" - I didn't know that and am planning to add new content to several of my articles. Thanks! Informative and voted up!

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      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      This is a great Hub! I love the rich information from it! I am about to celebrate my first year on Hubpages, and I am going to follow a lot of tips to continue making money on HP. Thank you for writing this!

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      6 years ago

      Great hub, I look forward to the day when I am actually making money from my hubs. I appreciate your suggestions.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      Thank You!

    • stevemark122000 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks for your comment ImKarn23 and welcome to HubPages! Just head to the forum to get all of your technical questions and any other type of questions you might have answered.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      Hi! I'm brand spankin' new here, and have written exactly ONE whole hub! lol I am coming from another site where i have written close to 100 articles, but, it has come time to move on and hopefully - up! I was on their hot content list constantly and in 6 months became one of their top writers. I went from zero views (seriously...for to close to 900 yesterday - and for that site - that's a ton! The thought of moving here (or anywhere) was almost overwhelming, but, i'm what might be called in some circles a 'stubborn bitch' lol..I have just a couple technical questions. Where best to ask them? Thanks for the informative article!

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      Destiny taylor 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the information. I am a newbie myself and love to write. I'm doing this because it's mines. With kids and a home to take care of I feel at times I need something for myself and always loved to write.

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      6 years ago

      I appreciate the useful information. I am new at using Hubs pages and this give me hope. Thanks, Voted up.

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      6 years ago

      "..It took me about a year before I made my first check over one hundred dollars.." What you said here is highly appreciated and I hope all the readers make note of this. The unfortunate part of writing online to make money is that there are many so-called experts out there who promise the world and a lot more to new comers. But we all know that HubPages, and other forms of writing online require time, effort and a lot of patience.


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      6 years ago from philadelphia, pa and corolla, nc

      Excellent clear advice and motivation. I'm going to check out the keyword tool again. Thanks. Voted up and useful!

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      Don Simkovich 

      6 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      Steve, thanks so much for taking time with your reply. Wow, you're talking 10 word titles? Yes, many of my business Hubs have a high dollar amt for the clicks.

      I'm going to change some of my titles as you suggested. I do use the Adwords keyword tool from time to time. But I probably should use it more. Thanks, again, Steve.

    • stevemark122000 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks everyone for your comments!

      Don, this is a great question!

      I think the niche you chose has the potential to bring high volume traffic to your hubs and that's what you need to get the amount of clicks needed to make good money. As far as the click value between small business and health, they are not so different that is would make a huge difference. I never have received high value clicks. They usually range from .10 to .60 cents.

      When I started out writing at HubPages I really wasn't thinking about whether health articles would be a good niche for making money. I wrote about what interested me. It didn't take me long to discover that health is highly competitive. But that is true of any niche that is popular. After writing a number of hubs that never ranked in the search engines I realized how important the title is for getting good placement in Google. I also realized that there were titles that would never get me there because the competition for those keywords in the title was too strong. The key was to have keywords in my title that were not being used by others which I knew would outrank me. The best indicator for this was articles from other sites or youtube videos on the first page or close to the first page.

      I began to experiment with long titles(1st 10 words are the important ones if the title is longer that this) that contained a combination of popular keyword according to the Google AdWords keyword tool (This tool is much better than the regular external Google keyword tool). I would look for popular keyword phrases and then check the first page competition for that keyword phrase. This is not difficult to do. It just takes a little practice. I have taken hubs that never ranked in Google, unpublished them until the original article was not longer listed in Google, then republished them with a new title and watched them eventually do very well in Google ranking.

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      6 years ago from India

      beautifully explained and quite infomative for a new hubber like me.

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      Don Simkovich 

      6 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      Glad to read this and I always appreciate your Hubs. I noticed early on that you wrote lots of health articles. Are there topics you feel earn more than others? I've written lots of articles on small business -- quality, too -- but I'm not earning like I believe I should -- even $50 or $60 per month. I do know that small business is a highly competitive niche. However, I'm surprised I'm not earning like I think I should be. Any input from readers is appreciated.

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      6 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thanks for sharing this. I've read many Hubs and articles similar to this subject matter, but I have to say yours was easy to follow and very well-written.

      You provide useful information so readers can make an informed decision. To me, that speaks volumes.

      Great article!

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      Bradrick H. 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Very useful and helpful information. It seems that just like anything else in life, we have to pay our dues on Hubpages through time in order to be successful. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

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

      Very helpful hub. I have resolved to work hard and stay here. It takes time and hard work to succeed in anything one does. Thanks for such useful tips.

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      Stephanie Bradberry 

      6 years ago from New Jersey

      This is a great hub for beginning hubbers. Thanks for the detailed overview.

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This was very helpful. Thanks!

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      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i haven't been earning that much, up to no a few cents here...yet i still look forward to earn that elusive first since my earning is on peso...yet, nothing can compensate the joy of having found true people earning is just a bonus for this is a great training ground especially for newbies...

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      L.L. Woodard 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma City

      I've not caught on to back-linking and some of the other promotional tools with which many people find much success. It's heartening to learn that hubbers such as yourself are able to make money without the use of these tools. Quality content is king.

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      Jessica Rangel 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      You know, when I first joined Hubpages, I was sort of expecting to start earning money right away.. I didnt and this made me want to give up writing here, however, I didnt stop because I just love to write. Reading this HUb made me see that I am in the right path towards earning big.

      Since I joined, I have made a considerable amount of money. Even though I am not quite where I would love to be, I am slowly getting there. This Hub was very informative! Thank you!

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      6 years ago

      Hi Steve

      i have no words to express my gratitude to you for helping me put regarding few things! you're right it takes time and patience to earn money especially at hubpages and i sure will embrace both!

      thanks alot for sharing such a usefullll hub which i am bookmarking.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Steve - thank you very much for writing this. You have a very helpful hub here and I appreciate the work and the thoughts you have shared. Bookmarking as a continued reference and as a source of inspiration.

      Best wishes on your continued success

      Voted up and sharing

    • stevemark122000 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks for your comment molometer!

      Wow, $0.04, I didn't make that much in my first month. Great Job! Keep on hubbing!

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      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      A well thought out and concise introduction, to the requirements of writing quality content, and the half dozen other things that have to work to make hubs appealing.

      I made $0.04 in my first month and I jumped for joy. It's not about the money, It was just nice to see it I guess.

      I just love writing and it's great to get the feedback from our peers.

      Voted up.

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      Kathleen Cochran 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      This hub was a great shot in the arm! I've wrestled for years with the idea that I had to be another Steinbeck or Lawrence. HP has helped me find my own voice and the response I've gotten has told me, I may not be everyone's cup of tea, but there are those who like "my voice." Thanks for the encouragement.

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      Nancy Owens 

      6 years ago from USA

      Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I am a new Hubber, and haven't yet developed a knowledge base for online writing. I look forward to reading more of your work. Voted Up and Useful.

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      Robin Kemp 

      6 years ago

      I appreciate your honesty. You give simple insight to what can be accomplished within the Hubpages platform.

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      6 years ago from Lansdowne, PA

      You've given me some realistic parameters for my goals. That's a little better than feeling like I need to just write until I start to see some kind of result. Thanks.

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      6 years ago from Newcastle, New South Wales

      Your hub was a GREAT read, thank you so much for sharing, really appreciated!

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      6 years ago from the outer reaches of reality

      Thank you for sharing these great ideas. As a new writer on hub pages it is important to understand the mechanisms available to us.

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      6 years ago

      Than you for sharing this great information, I appreciated it.

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      6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Nice Hub! Thanks for writing !

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      7 years ago

      i will follow procedures, i will take instructions from people like you. i like your commendations, i am a new hubber and i will improve over time. thanks for your advice

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Wow. This was a really informative Hub. Should be required reading if you are planning to stick with writing and would like to earn a bit, too. Imagine, 1000 hubs. Hadn't thought about such quantity. Definitely doable over time. I like your writing.

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      7 years ago from A Place of Success :)

      Very informative article, thanks for posting it. :))

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      Lea Williams 

      7 years ago

      A nice and useful article for newbie hubbers like myself! Much appreciated!

    • stevemark122000 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Southern California

      Just click on stats at the top of any of your hubs and you will see hub metrics on the right side.

    • Debhsmomof4 profile image


      7 years ago from New York, New York

      I hate to ask a dumb question, but where are these "Hub Metrics"? Are they gone or am I just being blind?

    • Dianemae profile image


      8 years ago

      Great information. I am still learning how to use the Hub. It takes me awhile, but I'm getting there.

    • stevemark122000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks LaurieDawn! Look forward to reading your hubs.

    • LaurieDawn profile image


      8 years ago

      Greetings Steve,

      I enjoyed reading this hub, and found it informative and insightful for me, a new hubber! It is a pleasure to read your writings and thank you for being so honest and blunt! It sure worked for a newbie like me.



    • stevemark122000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Southern California

      Glad to hear it Robin! I look forward to your next hub.

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      Robin Whiting 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Stevemark, as a new hubber I'm really impressed by the amount of hubs you have produced & real quality content too.I'm now inspired to read & write a lot more. Great work

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      Rose West 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you for reminding us all that success takes a great deal of time. Real writing isn't a get-rich-quick scheme. Great hub!

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      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      stevemark, I agree, Amen and Yes Indeed content and the quality of the content is KING! Your how to make money writing at HubPages is both insightful and spot on. Well Done, a pleasurable read. Thank You!

    • lyjo profile image


      8 years ago

      I had no idea about the Hub metrics....and certainly need help with linking...but I haven't wanted to bother anyone....this article has been very helpful...thank you so much Steve! Take really good care!

    • kathachilo profile image


      8 years ago

      I have just started writing in Hubpages. Thanks for your well researched information. I like it and will try to use it.


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      Gail Sobotkin 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      I'm so glad I read this informative hub. It confirmed what my instincts have been telling me- to keep writing about topics I'm passionate about for the pure joy of sharing my knowledge and experiences and the hope that others will find my hubs useful and touching. In the 2 weeks since joining Hub Pages I have been amazed by how supportive other hubbers are and by how much I enjoy and learn from reading their hubs.

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      8 years ago

      Great pointers! Thank you!

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      Joanne Lombardo 

      8 years ago from Prescott AZ

      I loved reading this as a newbie, it is extremely helpful and thank you for the follow. I too am from Southern California prior to moving to North Carolina.

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      8 years ago from Chicago

      Hey Stevemark! Thanks for the follow. Great article!

    • stevemark122000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks for your comment viking305! You said it well.

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      L M Reid 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      Very informative hub. Yes I am here at Hubpages for 7 months now and will make my first payout cheque of €100 this month.

      It does take work and patience to earn money writing online at Hubpages, but do you know what! I love writing and to be able to earn money online from my articles is a fantastic bonus.

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      Abdinasir Aden 

      8 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Thank you Steve for you information to make money writing hubs. You are right we have to be patient and those big buildings were not done over a night but they took long time to be done. Thank you for sharing again.

    • stevemark122000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks for your comment Ms Dee! Good here that you found the information useful. look forward to more of your hubs!

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      Deidre Shelden 

      8 years ago from Texas, USA

      This is about the best guidelines I've seen that make sense to me; one who doesn't want to spend time on the niche strategy. This is great to know/hear steve and sure encourages me to do what I like best, writing quality hubs. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • stevemark122000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks everyone for your comments!

      onegoodwoman, if you write at least one hub a week that is great practice. Be really focused on what you want to say and how you want to say it. Let it come straight from the heart.

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      Daniela Daljac 

      8 years ago from AUSTRALIA

      This is awesome, useful best hub I read I did know to earn money you need time and a lot's of effort! But what I love about this HubaPages is that you can actually write everything what's on your mind! Learn in the same time and pass your knowledge to others! Find grate people and write great hubs!!!

      Thanks stevemark122000

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      8 years ago from A small southern town

      This is a fantastic hub and well presented. You have obviously mastered that!

      Do you have anything for those of us , not interested in making money here, but rather, "practicing" and honing our craft, building our confidence as writers? That audience may be smaller ( or maybe not), but I would read hubs geared to that.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      8 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Very helpful information. Thank you for these tips.

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      8 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      great advice! It will certainly help new hubbers who aren't quite sure about subject matter and optimized titles. Rate up/useful!

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      8 years ago from Boston, MA

      Stevemark, thank you for introducing me to the idea of "evergreen content". Seems like commonsense now that it's been pointed out, but I wasn't focusing on that before. Good article!

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      8 years ago from USA

      Excellent hub as always. Very good information. Thanks for sharing.

    • GusTheRedneck profile image

      Gustave Kilthau 

      8 years ago from USA

      Steve - Good advice written nicely into a fine article.

      Gus :-)))

    • Megavitamin profile image


      8 years ago

      Thanks for the great info!

    • stevemark122000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks everyone for your comments!

      Ray, don't let your lack of time discourage you. Keep writing when you can. Providing quality content that benefits others is even more important than making extra money.

    • FGual profile image


      8 years ago from USA

      This is a very helpful list of ideas, still have a lot to learn and memorize the evergreen idea. I usually just write whatever comes to mind without any research.

    • Spider Girl profile image

      Spider Girl 

      8 years ago from the Web

      Great helpful, and quite insightful hub for newbies :)

    • BrianS profile image

      Brian Stephens 

      8 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

      I can't believe after all this time I had never spotted that stats button at the top of a hub. I looked for this a few times but always looked in the my account menu. Just goes to show you live and learn. Thanks for the info.

      Better telling you this when I am signed in as well.

    • MythiliK profile image


      8 years ago from India --> Switzerland

      Useful. You have clearly told the newbies that writing an article today and expecting a paycheck tomorrow is not going to help. Patience is the key to success.

    • Ray Thoughts profile image

      Ray Thoughts 

      8 years ago from The East Coast

      Steve, you always do a great job on your articles. I'm sure most of your followers have a great respect for your writing ability. I wish I had more time to research and write but with six kids, homeschooling, sports activities and working a full time job, I write when I can. Keep up the good work!

    • TraveLapland profile image

      Work in Sweden 

      8 years ago from Murjek Sweden

      Great article. Came at a great time and really helped me clarify the way forward for some plans I am making at the moment.

    • SteveoMc profile image


      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Good overview of the "Big Picture." Always happy to read on this subject.


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