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How to Make an Awesome Passive Income on HubPages

Updated on March 19, 2019
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Susana has been an Author of HubPages for 9 years and consistently makes over $1500 per month in passive income.

Are you Missing out on this easy SIDE HUSTLE for Bloggers? Learn how I earn over $1500 every month from articles I wrote 8 years ago. My lifetime earnings are well over $60,000. Start now and you could be earning similar amounts very soon...
Are you Missing out on this easy SIDE HUSTLE for Bloggers? Learn how I earn over $1500 every month from articles I wrote 8 years ago. My lifetime earnings are well over $60,000. Start now and you could be earning similar amounts very soon...

Updated for 2018

Are you a blogger looking for a decent side hustle that won't take up too much of your time?

If that's you, welcome!

Hubpages is just the place to earn extra money while you build your blog up. The advantage is that the articles you write here can consistently put money into your bank account for many years to come.

You can build a truly passive income.

I started publishing once a week on Hubpages back in 2008 and so far I've earned in excess of $60,000 with just 60 articles.

My monthly passive income is currently over $1500 per month and has been consistently over $1000 per month for the last 12 months.

All this income for articles I wrote 8 or 9 years ago.

It still amazes me.

I occasionally tweak my articles to make them better, but for the most part it's completely hands off income which allows me to work on my other projects.

About HubPages

HubPages is a eleven year old multi-user content site that has gone from strength to strength in the last few years.

Search traffic and earnings are excellent if you can get your articles on to a network site and I'd recommend the site to any blogger who wants to build up their passive income.

If you are not already a member of HubPages you can SIGN UP HERE.

Is it Really Possible to Earn Decent Money on HubPages?


If you've been blogging a while then your experience of writing online will put you ahead of the game. In my experience, earning $100 a month by your fourth month is a reasonable goal for most. Achieving several hundred to a thousand per month in your first year is very doable especially if you're good at picking topics.

A few hubbers are earning over $10,000 per month on a consistent monthly basis.

Amazing huh?

12. Advantages of Writing on HubPages

  1. Write once earn for years. When you choose the right topics your hubs can continue to earn money for years to come. It truly is passive.
  2. Publish as often or as little as you want. No need for a regular schedule.
  3. No need to constantly promote your work.
  4. No need to network.
  5. Free editing. Hubs that are moved over to network sites will be edited for grammar and spelling.
  6. Hubs that are doing well will receive premium editing to increase their traffic and income. (Some of my best hub's traffic has doubled after going through this.)
  7. The structure of the network sites are arranged in such a way as to maximize search engine rankings.
  8. Your hubs get indexed quickly by search engines.
  9. Your hubs can get onto the first page of Google search a lot more quickly than other web pages can.
  10. Ads on your hubs are optimized for maximum earnings.
  11. No need to worry about all the back end stuff like security, plugin conflicts etc.
  12. Very easy and intuitive user interface.

Now you know why you should write on HubPages I'm going to tell you how to go about it for maximum success.

A Hub is Not a Blog

The first thing to point out is that HubPages is not a blogging website.

You will have to change your normal writing format a bit for HubPages but it shouldn't be much of a leap if you've been blogging for a while.

HubPages is essentially an article writing site and your articles can be on whatever subject you choose to write on.

Two important things to remember are:

1. Each hub or article you write is a stand alone web page. Think of it like a magazine article.

2. It should be the most comprehensive page on the web for that topic.

The beauty of HubPages is that you can mix and match topics. One day you can write about the best days out in your town. The next you can share a homemade recipe. The topic possibilities are endless.

A Guide to HubPages for Bloggers

If you've been blogging a while you'll probably know a lot of the following information but even so it's a good refresher.

In addition, some aspects of writing on Hubpages are different to writing for a blog so it's important you know about them.

Making a long term passive income with HubPages requires a bit of learning.

So where should you actually start?

Here are the things I believe are most important for success on HubPages.

It All Starts with Content

Content simply means the written text in your article. Below you can read all about how to get ideas for what to write on, how much to write and how to write a quality hub.

Evergreen Topics

You need to choose evergreen topics for your hubs.

An evergreen topic is one that people will still be searching for in years to come.

So an example of a topic that is not evergreen would be a commentary on the latest local election results. This topic will be short lived and relevant for only a short period of time.

But something like how to pack for a holiday with a baby is an evergreen topic - people will want to know how to do that for years to come.

Topics to Write About Could Include:

  • Skills you've learnt in your day job and jobs you've held in the past
  • Special interests you have and hobbies
  • Topics you've researched previously for other reasons
  • Places you've lived in or holidayed in
  • Health problems you or someone you know has had
  • Problems or issues that you have overcome
  • Products you use and could write a useful review on

Choosing What Topics to Write About

To start with I'd say choose what most interests and excites you! Learn your craft and develop your voice through these first few articles.

Then once you've learnt all about keyword research, look back over your list of ideas and find out which subjects and subtopics have the most value and the least competition or in other words - find your niche or niches.

There's no need to stick to one topic unless you really want to. In fact, I'd suggest trying out quite a few topics - you may be surprised at what does well and what doesn't.

How to Create the Perfect HubPage

The guidelines for the perfect HubPage have changed little over the last 10 years. The main things to keep in mind are to keep quality high and make sure the article is comprehensive.

Here are a few other guidelines:

  • Create the best web page on the topic
  • Write a minimum of 1500 words
  • Add a video if it will help your reader
  • Add at a couple of high quality images
  • Create a Pinterest Image
  • Add links to high quality sources
  • Short, clear sentences
  • Plenty of subheadings
  • Bulleted lists for skim readers
  • Create a page where the information flows logically

This is what I began with and it's what I have attempted to stick with. The areas on this list of prerequisites that I have stuck with are to: try and write the definitive guide on the particular area I am writing on. I always try to add at least 2 highly relevant links and I make sure that my page structure is pleasing to the eye and easily readable.

An area I have not been 100% strict with is word count.

While most of my hubs are well over 1500 words, some are shorter. I still make sure I write a very minimum of 800 words though. This gives search engines enough content to crawl through and enough for readers to feel you are giving them something valuable.

Keywords and Long Tail Keyphrases

Earning a passive income on HubPages hinges on you understanding keywords and keyphrases. You need to know how to find them and then how to use them effectively.

Without understanding this fundamental area of knowledge your pages may struggle to draw search engine traffic. If you don't get visitors from search engines such as Google you will not get revenue from the ads on your pages and you will not earn from Amazon - it's that simple.

So before you start writing hubs make sure you know what keyphrases are and how to search for them.

Google's keyword planner is the most popular free keyword research tool. There are other options for keyword research, but I suggest getting the hang of this one first and then moving onto other options.

Make Your URL Search Friendly

A URL is a web pages' address. Each web page has it's own URL or address, just like houses in a street.

URL's are also more than just a webpage address - they also go a long way in terms of telling search engines what your page is about. So when you start writing your hubs, carefully choosing the url of the page is really important. I suggest choosing url's that are:

  • around 5 words in length (I wouldn't go anymore that 8 normally)
  • use your main keyphrase in the url

You Can't Escape it - SEO is Important

As a blogger you will have come across the term SEO (search engine optimization). As the phrase suggests, search engine optimization is about making sure that your pages are search engine friendly.

When search engine bots search through web pages, they are looking for certain elements that tell them how to index the page and where to place it on the search engine results pages (SERP's).

To make sure your pages do well in search they need to be search engine friendly.

Affiliates and Affiliate Marketing

An affiliate is someone who sells a product or service on behalf of another company and gets a percentage of what the sale is worth.

The main affiliate program used on Hubpages is Amazon which is part of Hubpages Earning Program.

You can also sign up for other affiliate programs outside of HubPages and add them to your articles but unless you already have experience with affiliates I would strongly suggest waiting before you do this.

Hubpages is very stringent about the use of affiliate links (including amazon links) so make sure you acquaint yourself with the rules before putting them in.

Not all affiliate networks are allowed here and there is not a definitive list of what is and isn't allowed so you will have to use trial and error to discover which ones are permissible.


To earn income from your hubs you need traffic. Traffic or visitors can come internally - from within HubPages, or externally - from search engines and other websites.

Traffic from external websites, such as search engines, is far more important than internal traffic from HubPage members.

HubPage members will not buy your products or click on the ads on your pages, so while it is nice to get recognition of your work from within the HubPages community, it is not an essential requirement of earning a passive income on HubPages.

The best way to get traffic to your pages is by making sure they are on the first page of Google's search results. You will have substantially increased the likelihood of getting good search positions if you have followed my previous tips.

Social Media Marketing

Marketing on social media is not a prerequisite for doing well on HubPages (I rarely market my hubs on social media). But if you're already proficient with Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and have readers who may be interested in your hubs, then you may as well share your work with them.


Once you've decided to make a go of writing online it won't be long before you hear about backlinks.

Backlinking means creating hyper links to your pages from other websites. These are an important element of search engine marketing, but it is not as important as getting your page structure right.

So concentrate on making your pages search engine friendly before thinking about backlinking.

Google Analytics

While HubPages provides hub statistics such as numbers of page views and numbers of comments it does not provide any in depth analysis.

Google analytics will give you more information than you probably know what to do with but it is very, very useful in tracking the performance of your individual hubs.

And finally....

Phew - we're at the end.....for now anyway.

I'm looking forward to hearing what else you would like explained to help you learn how to supplement your blogging income and start making a passive income on HubPages.

Did you forget to sign up to HubPages? SIGN UP NOW and start earning!

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      bilal aftab 

      3 weeks ago from bagh azad

      informative ! thanks

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      Farrah Young 

      8 weeks ago from Nigeria

      This is a really important piece for new, struggling bloggers trying to earn an income here.

      So well written; covers every challenge new hubbers are likely to face.

      Thanks for this piece.

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      Susana Serer 

      3 months ago from UK


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      John Ake 

      3 months ago

      From "Is it Really Possible to Earn Decent Money on HubPages?"

      Typo: "...if you're good a picking topics."

      You're welcome.

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      Charissa @ thewildwest3 

      9 months ago

      This is really interesting because I'd never heard of HubPages (and I didn't even realize something like this existed). Thanks for all the information!

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      Linda Bryen 

      15 months ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Susana, great and helpful tips for all new or old hubbers.

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      Shirley Urso-Farmer 

      16 months ago from Michigan

      Great article with good info, thank y0u!

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      Billie Raucci 

      16 months ago from Illinois

      Great tips! Well worth the read. Thank you.

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      Sarafina Writes 

      17 months ago

      Just joined HubPages last night. This hub had so much information, I'll have to keep coming back a few times before I can digest it all. Thank you so much for the awesome tips.

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      Vishwanath Nayak 

      17 months ago from India

      This article motivated me a lot. thank you.

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      Joyette Fabien 

      3 years ago from Dominica

      Great Hub! Really useful information. I now need to go read your other hubs.

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      3 years ago

      I have learned a lot.

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      Chuck Fasst 

      4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      I've been on Hubpages over a month and have posted 10 chapters of my book that is related to a movie that is making the rounds in theatres in the US now. I have earned ZERO so far. I have read the apology for the latest Panda reset by Google which seems to have screwed all of Hubpages in its entirety. So we will see.

      I am not surprised. As a You Tube partner I have seen this happen every year. I don't make half of what I made in 2012! And my content and views are way, WAY up. It is very clear in the charts. Something is going on. I think the riches are going to the top just the same as things are done in big business in this country. IMHO

      Oh, and you have a couple of typos in 1. and 2.

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      Mark Johann 

      4 years ago from Italy

      I got few tips from you though. I stopped writing when my interest to write just vanished without reason. Now, as I read your step by step for hubpages, I guess I have to write again more.

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      Megan Van Sipe 

      4 years ago from Michigan

      I've only just begun. Thank you for the tips and the inspiration!

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      Krzysztof Willman 

      4 years ago from Parlin, New Jersey

      Very useful hub with excellent explanation on each specific topic and category. Making $100 within four months of being on Hubpages does seem like a stretch, but I guess it is possible if you know what you're doing. I'll try to follow your advice and see for myself. Thank you voted up.

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      4 years ago

      I'll be back again and again to totally grasp all of the information presented here. Many of the terms are familiar, but some never defined. A lot to learn. My goal has not necessarily been to earn money with HubPages because I have so few articles, and probably never many at any given time, but more to promote my art. Writing is not my end game, so to speak, and probably going at this all backward. A very helpful article. Thank you for sharing!

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      Grant Handford 

      4 years ago from Canada

      This is a solid informative hub. Also a classic EVERGREEN hub. Even though I have been here for years as well I enjoyed and learned a bit.

      Sharing tweeting etc etc :)

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      4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      great tips, i must try using long tails keyword

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      4 years ago

      Very very helpful! Thanks.

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      Ilsa Lamboy 

      4 years ago from US

      I just published my first hub page today, Hoorah! I am glad to have found your article, I have a lot of homeword to do. Up voted for sure.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Very interesting and helpful article. One point you may have to update though is that eBay are again accepting hubbers. Thanks for sharing our expertise.

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      5 years ago from Areacode , Kerala, India

      I am not a new comer but read this again as I took a long break from here.Thanks for this helpful article.

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      Susana Serer 

      5 years ago from UK

      Welcome back phoebe :)

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      5 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you for sharing this. I started in HP last 2009. I haven't earned much like the over hubbers out there. I stopped writing and I just made a recent come I guess I missed all the fun here. voted up!

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      5 years ago

      Thank you so much for sharing! I really enjoyed reading your hub!

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      Musu Bangura 

      5 years ago from Nation's Capital

      This is one of the best hub's I've read so far. As a newcomer this article was very encouraging for me! I added it to stumbleupon and voted up!

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      Susana Serer 

      5 years ago from UK

      This is a bit out of date Lwhip. If you want any more up to date tips feel free to join me on facebook :)

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      5 years ago

      Helpful tips thanks Susana.

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      Ritesh Nishar 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for these tips. Great hub. Keep up the good work.

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      Audrey Selig 

      5 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Susana. Thanks for sharing your expertise with this hub. I know tags are out, but the rest of the material seems relevant. I have been on the site for three years and want to learn as much information as I can about SEO. I know you are one of the experts. Thanks again for sharing.

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      Sadika Alloush 

      5 years ago

      Lol, it is still very informative still! Thank you Susana

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      Susana Serer 

      5 years ago from UK

      Hi Sadika - the tags are no longer. They were removed ages ago. This hubs needs updating!

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      Sadika Alloush 

      5 years ago

      Hi Susana could you tell me where I can find tags? thank you

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      6 years ago

      thank u very much Susana, I am finding like this post. thanx again its really very helpful for me.

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      6 years ago


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      6 years ago

      This is great...I really look forward to reading this in its entirety :)

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      Your Cousins 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Interesting and helpful Susana. It's very challenging but I'm remaining optimistic and will keep working toward my goal.

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      Suzy sparks 

      6 years ago

      So far I've read the first half of this article but I will keep coming back for more details as I continue building my hub page. Many thanks for 'translating' the tech savvy terms to clear and understandable information.

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      His princesz 

      6 years ago

      Hello Susana-s, can i ask a question? Are the tips of this hub still applicable today with the Google Panda and the Hubpage Ad Program? Thank u! Such an informative hub tips I've read so far... :)

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      6 years ago from New York

      This is such a great article! Well written - easy to read - and packed full of info!

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      6 years ago from Canada

      Great hub, full of useful information that every one of us can use. Thank you. :)

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      6 years ago from Michigan

      Well written hub Susana S. You have really added to my knowledge base. I will be following your advice. There is so much to learn here. Thanks so much!

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      6 years ago

      This is very interesting, I have been writing for hubpages for 2 years, have about 100 followers, always score in the 80 - 90s and it took me 2 years to earn 56.00 what am I doing wrong

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      6 years ago

      So much to learn. So much valuable information. Thanks

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      6 years ago Bookmarked! =)

      I dunno if you're still on here or check these comments, but THANK YOU for such an informative, detailed hub! Voted up useful awesome!


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      7 years ago from Maldives- The Paradise on Earth

      very interesting and very informative. I enjoyed reading your hub. Thanks for sharing you knowledge.

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      Karre Schaefer 

      7 years ago from Eskridge, Kansas

      I'm new to Hubpages. Great information. Thanks!

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      Susana Serer 

      7 years ago from UK

      Good luck with achieving your goals!

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      Carrie L Cronkite 

      7 years ago from Maine

      Very helpful information, thank you very much. There is so much to learn about writing online, but I am determined to master it.

      My time is limited as to how many hours I can write a week since I work full time as a registered nurse and operate a part-time home sewing business. My goal is to slowly transition from working full-time as a nurse to working full-time at home with my sewing business and writing. This hub will definitely help me with this transition. Vote up!

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      TCurtis Moore 

      7 years ago

      Very informative thanks for sharing your knowledge of the internet. Thanks.

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      7 years ago from In th'Clouds

      Two years out, & this hub content is still useful & relevant! This is a great hub!

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      7 years ago from Indonesia

      Thanks you for sharing this information. As a newbie, this is certainly a very useful information to note. I will be returning back for more informative writing... Thanks a lot!

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      7 years ago from India

      a very great hub thanks for sharing

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      7 years ago from Singapore

      Fantastic piece of information shared. For me, the only way is google adsense through which I make some decent amount of money with my hubs. Voted up!! Cheerzz

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Susana, thanks for the great info. Very very useful article.

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      7 years ago from Mobile, AL

      Thank you for writing a comprehensive article ... I look forward to referring back to this and articles like it many times!

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      7 years ago from New Zealand

      I found this very informative and will be checking out more to help with my hub journey. Thank you so much!

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      Tams R 

      7 years ago from Missouri

      Wow! I've searched 100's of websites and found several articles that touched on the things you have here. I'm sure a few of them have great content but the issue they have and I have with them is, I can't stand to read their work. Thank you for an intelligible and well-written article.

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      Susana Serer 

      7 years ago from UK

      You can write 100's of quality hubs but if no one is searching for those topics they won't get much traffic and therefore won't earn much. It's traffic that pays. The formula for earning online is well written, quality articles, on topics that have moderate to high search volume, in niches that aren't over-saturated.

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      7 years ago from New Zealand

      Good question Ms Kejci! I didn't know that making $300 is possible in terms of traffic. I thought it was more on writing quantity and quality hubs. Thanks for that.

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      Susana Serer 

      7 years ago from UK

      Hi MsKejci, you need to think in terms of traffic rather than number of hubs. To earn $300 on HP ads per month you'd need in the region of 3000 visitors per day. That's possible with any number of hubs.

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      7 years ago

      Very informative... Thank You

    • smiileyfacexo profile image


      7 years ago from New Zealand

      I'll be taking your advice on board. It's excellent! =)

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      7 years ago from near Frankfurt/M., Germany

      Great hub and soooo many comments!!! It's all said. Thanks!

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      Peter Mesu 

      7 years ago from Ghana

      you make so many great points here that I read your article a couple of times. Your views are in accordance with my own for the most part. This is great content for your readers.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      7 years ago from USA

      I've been on HubPages 3 years and I still find this very helpful. It is good for both beginners and people who have been here a while. Thank you very much.

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      7 years ago from Ontario Canada


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      7 years ago from San Diego

      Thanks so much for this super informative piece! I'll be returning again and again to check off each of your suggestions as I go through my hubs. Cheers!

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      7 years ago

      Well thank you for making this transition a lot easier, I was always confused as to what order to do these steps in. It's a lot of work but at least I now have a guide to follow. Great Work!

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      Ruchi Urvashi 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Great advice for beginners. Thanks.

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      7 years ago

      Awesome, I'll be coming back to this over and over again, great help, everything in one place, thanks for the tips!

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      7 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you. I am new to Hubpages, and have so much to learn! I have bookmarked this hub, because it all sounds good, but I can't absorb it all at once!

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      7 years ago

      If I may, how many articles did you had to write to get your first check?

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      7 years ago

      A beautiful and comprehensive guide thanks for sharing....

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      Avory Shell 

      7 years ago

      This is BY FAR the most helpful hub I have ever read!

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      Farmer Ted 

      8 years ago from US

      THANKS for this hub. I've gotten more out of the hub experience because of those like you who help us newbies.

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      Babbling Diva 

      8 years ago from U.S.A

      This was well needed for everyone to read! Thanks Rated up!

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      Susana Serer 

      8 years ago from UK

      Hubpages is a good platform if you don't want to get into developing your own website/s or want a starting point, but don't make the mistake I did and put all your eggs in one basket (especially one you have no control over). I used to make over $1000 per month here - since the Google changes (Panda) it's considerably less and now I'm working hard on building more of my own websites.

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      8 years ago

      Really like this Susana, very helpful. How do you rate Hubpages compared with your own site? (which I have just looked at and is coming along well)


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      8 years ago

      Thank you Susana S. Very transparent clear information.

      Do you do SEO work?

      - Duddy.

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      Susana Serer 

      8 years ago from UK

      Hi Duddy, I honestly think Market Samurai is worth the money. It has had some problems since Panda (which they are adapting to), but it just makes life much easier and quicker when you want to assess competing pages and check your own serps progress. Yes, all that can be done manually but it is time consuming.

      The keyword generator just uses google's keyword tool so I've never had a false positive as such. If you only search for broad match rather than exact match then you can get less accurate data about search volume.

      I haven't written anything for hubpages since Panda(my traffic is down from around 6,000 views per day to 2,000) but I am still using MS for keyword research on clients websites.

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      8 years ago from Slovenia

      thanks a lot for this useful and very informal hub! I will really use some of your tips listed here with my hubs :)

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      8 years ago

      Susan. Any chance you can write a detailed Hub on Market Samurai? Is it really worth the money? What difference does it make right now in your page views after the panda Google changes? How often does it bring up false-positives/leads(a real problem these days)for strong SEO key words?

      Thank you again,

      - Duddy.

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      8 years ago from Melbourne

      This was very informative so thank you for sharing :)

    • Susana S profile imageAUTHOR

      Susana Serer 

      8 years ago from UK

      Hi Duddy, Writing on one or two niches is good as you can build up an authority on a topic, both in the eyes of readers and search engines. Volume of page reads comes down to keyword research, no matter what the niche. Before you write a hub you need to find a phrase which matches what you want to write about, gets plenty of searches per month (over 3,000) and has low competition from other pages on the web.

      Also when writing in one niche pay extra attention to the tags you use. I recommend using 2 or 3 generic phrases on each hub within a niche e.g. parenting, childrens behavior; plus as many hub specific ones as the hubpages system will allow (around 20).

      Have fun!

    • ThunderKeys profile image


      8 years ago

      I'm a marriage counselor and behavioral parent train expert. Is it possible to build such a volume of page reads as yours with in these 2 writing niches, in contrast to someone who is more topic flexible? If so what are your suggestions for writing inside of my field of expertise?


      - Duddy.

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      8 years ago

      This is the most informative hub I have read. You answered every question in my mind on writing hubs.

      Thank you for your help.

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      8 years ago

      hey Susana, I have just arrived and very new here. Its so overwhelming On first arrival I felt unsure of where to start.

      After reading your hub, giving step by step advice the mist is clearing, I feel more confident. Thank You.

      defo a vote up!

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      Granny's House 

      8 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Great hub and advice. Bookmarked and voted up

      Thank you!

    • mindyjgirl profile image

      Mindy Bench 

      8 years ago from Oregon

      Awesome Thank you!

    • Susana S profile imageAUTHOR

      Susana Serer 

      8 years ago from UK

      @ chasemillis - you just need to add your analytics ID in at this page:

      It will then be put automatically into all your hubs.

      Not sure what you mean about the domains?

    • emilybee profile image


      8 years ago

      Bookmarking this for future reference - thanks for the great info in this hub.

    • chasemillis profile image


      8 years ago

      Thank you for this it was extremely helpful!! The only question I have is about Google analytics. I have my tracking code, but how do I paste it onto my site? Do I have to put it onto all of my hubs or do I put it on just my main site..? And how many domains should I do it with?

    • HikeGuy profile image


      8 years ago from Northern California Coast

      Thanks for the motivating information.

    • Susana S profile imageAUTHOR

      Susana Serer 

      8 years ago from UK

      I think interlinking pages is a good thing to do in moderation (the search engines like it a lot, which is why Hubpages encourages it) but I will always prioritise linking to my own pages first and foremost. Occasionally I will link to other people's hubs if I feel it will benefit the reader, though only to ones that are very relevant and are high quality. If I'm linking to someone else's hub I'll usually put my referral tracker in too.

      I certainly wouldn't recommend linking to someone else's hub in the first few paragraphs or in other words before the main ad blocks, as that could cause a loss of revenue.

    • The Red Baron profile image

      The Red Baron 

      8 years ago from Australia

      Does using the ability that hubpages encourages you to use to link to other hubpages really benefit you or does it mostly just benefit hubpages? does 'hub karma' really make any difference at all? Or do you think its a bad idea because all it does is send people away from your own hubs.

    • Susana S profile imageAUTHOR

      Susana Serer 

      8 years ago from UK

      Thanks saintodd - glad it was useful information for you!

    • saintodd profile image


      8 years ago from Suffolk, VA

      I appreciate the thought and time that went into this hub. At first I thought it was going to be a "skimming" hub that I would quickly read through and gain some relevant information on backlinks. I was pleasantly surprised that I found a "how to manual" on the whole spectrum of making money online. I book marked it and rated it up. I'll be reading the linked hubs and resources for days. Thanks for giving me a quality hub that has already challenged me. Well done.

    • Mark Reinert profile image

      Mark Reinert 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for such a comprehensive article. It's a great one for me to give a friend to help him explore if writing on Hubpages would work for him.


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