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How to make money from hub pages : my one year experience

Updated on September 2, 2015

Making Money from Hubpages

Making Money from Hubpages
Making Money from Hubpages | Source

Introduction to hubpages

Most of my friends on hubpages, ask me personally, if I'm getting any earning from hubpages. And this hub is the answer for all such questions. how to make money from hubpages- my personal experience.

Hubpages is one of the best online community site, where in we could share our knowledge and experience on a handful of areas of our interest. Along with sharing and acquiring knowledge, it provides a platform to earn on our writing.

I got introduced to hubpages, while I was going through one of the best financial magazine in Malayalam - "SAMPADHYAM", where in there was an article, in which it was explaining- how we could earn online, via writing...

I was really impressed and since the magazine was a very reputed one, I was sure that this wont be fake, as of then, I had tried many online writing websites, but all of them asked money first.

Anyway, I thought to give it a try.. After going through some of the hubs, I thought , I will start with a recipe hub, and I published, my first hub on MARBLE CAKE ...

Friends on Hubpages

Get as much as possible followers and follow others and their hubs... Become popular among the community by reading possible hubs and get inspired from those hubs... I have got a good deal of friends over here in the hubpage communities, who often visit my hubs and encourage me... it is really a gift to have such friends to promote us and that too from every nook and corner of this world!!!

How to start on hubpages ? How I started?

Once I published, the first hub, I started on how I could get earning from hubpages.. I just wandered through the learning centres of hubpages, the perfect area to find answers to your doubts on hubpages and found out that I need to register for the google adsense.

I got ad sense account from one of my blog spot only. I was owning the same and applied for ad sense around 2 years back and they rejected. But once I started hub pages I just again applied with the hub - abortion-my view, which was published in the blog spot for the first time and within a week I got approved.

Later after 2 months I joined Hubpages and I could complete the processes so easily and also I applied for ebay and amazon programs..

later I completed my tax info in hubpages and configured my paypal account, and then with in two- three weeks i could find that there was some earnings!!!! seemed like .01$ in first week itself... Since I noticed that there is income coming, I got encouraged and started working for my further hubs....

Published Vs Views

One of my top viewed hub statistics
One of my top viewed hub statistics | Source

How to Earn and what types of Hub helped me to earn?

I get most of my earning from the stitching hubs - How to stitch churidar, cute frock etc and also on the traditional kerala recipe hubs like, palappam, idiyappam, kadala curry etc and on the info regarding - income tax, passport, mutual fund, pan card, online bill payements of water, mobile bills etc

Placing relevant ebay capsule will help you much, I don't find any earning from Amazon, so I'm just using ebay in my Hubs...

Please see my views and hits of the hubpages to understand, how it works.

What Should your Hubs Contain or Cover ?

Now a days, we could find which all hubs are featured or not. Try making your hubs featured, then rest will be taken care by hubpages.. Now from my experience, the hubs that earns me more is one that readers love to read, and search more often.

Not much people are interested in our family or personal stuffs. Hubpages is a platform , where we should share those information that you are familiar and others may search for ... Say for example, I get the most hit on my Hub - How to stitch a Churidar...

On an average, I get around 60 hits for this hub, daily!!!, isn't good enough to earn?? Thus please note that, those stuffs, that most of the people aren't aware and search for - needs to be written. Hubpages wont bring you earning , if u write what is concerned about you only..

what people are interested, that needs to written. While personally thinking, I had searched google many times, on stitching a churidar and those technical stuffs really bothered me.. so Once I got enough knowledge in churidar making, I just shared and it worked!!!

So if you are having some special knowledge, that will be useful to others, then go on make hub for it..

Attaching portion of my Hubpages Views & graph as of March 2013

Hub pages Views report; This view is not available now in latest version. This was available during 2013.
Hub pages Views report; This view is not available now in latest version. This was available during 2013. | Source

How to make your hubs featured ?

Now featured hubs, will bring traffic in its own. you need to do some keyword search, Title searches etc before writing a hub. Like, what keywords are usually used by people to search for something that you are going to write - include those keywords in first paragraphs of your hub and also in the titles...

The images included should follow image policy of hubpages, try including images of your own. Also use Title tuning tool to make your title search friendly. try using the capsules effectively to bring in more hits..

Average Hubpage Earning and Hubs Published - Month wise

Month and Year
Average Earning Summary
Hubs Written


Make sure that you write your own content.. It should not be copied from anywhere... Also try to accommodate photos of your own or give them credits.. Quality is all what is needed.

While creating a hub, think whether this will attract readers or not - Or else what is the use of publishing it ?

How much I'm earning now?

On the average , now I'm earning 15$ per month ( as of MARCH 2013) , without writing much for last month.. On the day a hub is published, there is a rise in the traffic. Again i could say that if you write a Good hub, it will earn for you for years!!!.

I know that once I publish more featured hubs, my average of 15$ will go up for a month and I'm on my way to improve the same...

Feel free to contact me if you need any further assistance...

Happy Hubbing!!!!

update on 02-Sep-2015

My average earning was $20-$25 up to few months back and I failed to update any hubs and write any new hubs, now the monthly earning is declining and has reached $5 per month.

So what I need to say is that you must regularly maintain your hubs and update yourself with new information and share them with the hub community. At least one hub per month would have made me in track.

I failed and now I am starting again on the same. Hope I can get back to track in 1 months’ time. Yes there is much more tools made available by the hub pages, we need to utilize the same at the full extent.


  • Complete Adsense and other Ebay program registration and configure your paypal
  • Do Keyword search for what you are about to write.
  • Write one hub per day or try atleast two hubs in a week
  • Include atleast one ebay capsule, that suits to your hub
  • Make sure that what you write should be useful to others and try to make it featured
  • Go through learning center and try improve your hubs based on the same.

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    • rohanfelix profile image

      Rohan Rinaldo Felix 11 months ago from Chennai, India

      Useful information written in an unassuming manner. My best wishes to you!

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      Shaloo Walia 19 months ago

      Quite helpful and encouraging hub!

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      Molly Layton 2 years ago from Alberta

      Thank you for this nifty article.

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      DEEPA JOHN 3 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      Thanks glassvisage , for going through my experience and good to know that this is really informative for the coming up hubbers..

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      glassvisage 3 years ago from Northern California

      This is such a great Hub! Thank you for sharing this. The graphs and the testimony is so helpful for people who aren't on HubPages yet :) Good luck for your future years on HP!

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      DEEPA JOHN 4 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      Thanks younghopes for the comment

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      Useful hub, voted up. What i really liked is the fact that you are earning from ebay..this is something i havent heard from most of the hubbers here. Good work

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      DEEPA JOHN 4 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      great to know about new publishing platforms and good to know that u are earning from hubpages...

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      cosmomed 4 years ago from Sarawak. Malaysia

      Thanks for your inspiring hub! Your hub motivates me to do more with my hubs! Currently, I can earn about US$ 7 per month. Much better than other websites such as Triond. Currently, I am testing if bubblews is an alternative publishing platform as compared to hubpages.

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      DEEPA JOHN 4 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      Thanks Anoop for the comment

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      K.N.Anoop 4 years ago from Kerala

      Really your hub feels like a learning center for me.

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      DEEPA JOHN 4 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      Thank You Tarun for your visit...

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      Tarun Saha 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

      really useful hub. keep it going

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      DEEPA JOHN 4 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      Thanks tamarawilhite for the visit and encouraging words..

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      Tamara Wilhite 4 years ago from Fort Worth, Texas

      Fascinating article. I've found that hubs containing short stories I've written do well to promote my books.

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      REENA VARGHESE 4 years ago from ERNAKULAM

      I am from ernakulam, kerala.Please tell me more about the adsense program..

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      DEEPA JOHN 4 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      paulvar, yes Now when I checked , I could see such criteria in the Google adsense page

      I had a blogspot before and tried for adsense around 1year back before joining hubpages, but got rejected...; that was due to content quality..

      But then when I created Hubpages, and applied for the adsense, I got it approved within 2-3 weeks ...

      Let me check the letter and will reply you back..

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      REENA VARGHESE 4 years ago from ERNAKULAM

      Hey I read Indians should own their site 6 months before applying for adsense.Then how you get approved fastly??Will you please tell me.

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      DEEPA JOHN 4 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      Thanks passionate77 for stopping here... You are always welcome at anytime for your doubts..

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      passionate77 4 years ago

      nice hub deepateraesa, i'm newbie here and just published my first hub about simple meditation as a natural way of releasing stress and tension, i used to read many hubs weekly at hubpages about a lot of different topics coming my way through googling for the past few years and it attracted me a lot and urged me to join this community as well. it would be my pleasure seeking your guidance through out this new journey of hubbing. nice tips u gave. voted up.

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      DEEPA JOHN 4 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      Thanks Mhatter99 and my cook book for your encouraging comments... I hope this hub is very much like an encouragement to new hubbers...

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      Dil Vil 4 years ago from India

      Excellent and inspiring hub. Well written hub :)

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. Hubpages is an excellent community site.

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      DEEPA JOHN 4 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      Thanks Sunil,

      I had mailed you regarding your doubts on keywords and title.. please do check and feel free to contact me , if you need any further assistance...

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Truly inspirational and informative. I hope you could achieve more success in the near future. Will you please clarify me a little more about keywords and title tuner. It is not seen there while publishing a hub now a days. In earlier times they asked for this and we gave tags, keywords, etc. Also please enlighten me about providing tax information details. I am thankful to you for publishing such a nice hub.

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      DEEPA JOHN 4 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      Oh poshcoffeeco, I was not aware of this!!!, thanks for the advice....

      thanks kellyteam & lesliebyars for your comments

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      Buster Johnson 4 years ago from Alabama

      This was a very useful hub my friend. I will be referencing it for future use. Voted up and useful.

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      Steve Mitchell 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      My advice to you would be very careful showing your actual earnings as this is against AdSense and HP policy. It is, however interesting to see how well you do with this one particular hub and you have good success with ebay. Keep up the great work and thanks for this article.

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      Willette 4 years ago from Michigan

      Very helpful and inspiring. I find my biggest problem is time. Thank you for sharing this information. Keep on hubbing!