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How to make big money while using the Hub Pages.

Updated on November 17, 2015

Cold Hard Cash

You will hear all kinds of wild stories about how much money someone has made in the past here on the hub pages. There are all kinds of cash figures being tossed around about just how much someone has actually made here on the hub pages, by simply typing a few words onto a keypad. However the truth be known those figures are mostly just a little bit inflated. In some cases they are highly inflated. For the most part individuals are making $3.99, $1.87, or $12.52, if at all a single solitary cent. Sure there are exceptions, however these folks won't be retiring anytime soon to a tropical island.

So I decided one day to sit right on down, and write a little hub on how to maximize your income while using the hub pages. I've given this topic some thought, and after I did some thinking, I came up with a sure fire way that everybody can make money while enjoying their time here on the hub pages, because fun is what the hub pages is really all about anyway.

I'll give you all the steps and information you need right here. It's as easy as one, two, three, four, and you will soon see just how easy it truly can be to make good money while using the hub pages. To begin with after you finish reading this hub, take your computer mouse and click on the start button of your computer. Now click on "Shut Down" icon. Now your wondrous journey to riches is about to begin.

Just follow these four easy step by step instructions..............

1. Get up out of bed, and walk out the door. You can use the front door, side door, back door, or any door that will lead you outside. When you are outside, you will notice things that may appear a little bit strange at first. But don't get upset, what you are seeing now is the real world.

2. Now that you are outside, take any mode of transportation that you wish, like a car, bus, train, or even just simply walk. Your destination is a future employer, and you can find them listed in the newspaper, on the internet (that you just logged off of), and sometimes inside of a door with a help wanted sign hanging on it.

3. Once you are at your future employer, asked for a job application. After successfully filling it out, there will most likely be an interview. After successfully completing these two tasks, a physical and a drug test may even follow. Before taking the drug test as with any test, a hard night of studying will help ensure a good passing grade.

4. If all of this goes well, you will find yourself now gainfully employed. Usually after about one to two weeks you will receive your first of many paychecks. After you get your paychecks and cash them, go on back home and log onto your computer. Surf on over to the hub pages, and enjoy all of the creative writing that awaits you after a hard day at work. This is a guaranteed sure fire way to make good money WHILE using the hub pages. Trust me it won't fail, and you will make the most money this way. Good Luck!

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    • rdsparrowriter profile image

      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      16 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Hi interesting article :) I ofcourse don't earn money from hubpages, I just showcase my poetry and have some fun reading others work :) Have a wonderful christmas season :)

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      Danson Wachira 

      8 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Goody5,

      Lol, I didn't expect that but i will take it. Hard work pays and so long as you do some hard work here one doesn't expect to be paid, in fact there is only one place where success comes before work, and that is in the dictionary. Goody5 you've made my day. Voted up.

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      8 years ago

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      Melvin Porter 

      8 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Great Hub. Goody5, I completed all those steps many years ago and now I am retire. I worked as a chemist for 35 years. I now spend some of my free time writing on Hubpages after joining it about three years ago. I am now receiving payout just about every month. You will make money if you are persistent and put in a lot of effort in it. It was slow at the beginning but now the money is coming in steadily on a monthly basis as passive income. I am enjoying the extra money to spend along with my pension.

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      Marc Hubs 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great hub, voted both funny and useful. I've actually already carried out the 1st 3 steps over and over again, I'm hoping to hear by next week.

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      8 years ago

      Interesting and very funny. I am still laughing now ! Thanks for making it so real. Voted up!

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      8 years ago from a southern georgia peach

      Ha ha ah...Too shay too are exactly right....NUFF SAID and point taken..:)Funny and voted up:)

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      8 years ago

      Funny and clever article! I actually have been unemployed for one year now....I lost my job when I had a knee injury & was out on State disability.

      So, I'm still looking! ........thanks for the laughs!

    • Goody5 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living

      I truly appreciate every single comment that you all have taken the time to make here on this hub. Thank you Rose, and everybody else for picking up on the sense humor here. I'm glad I could bring a smile to some of your faces.

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      8 years ago

      Goody5 ... I totally love your sense of humour, you almost had me!

      We all need to be grateful for any money-making opportunity that comes our way whether it be online, at home or in a workplace setting.

      This is one hub that is definitely worthy of sharing. Job well done mate!

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      8 years ago from Varna, Bulgaria

      Excellent and really amusing hub ! It s very important not to have too high expectations and to keep up the good work on the regular job you have, which also can bring you some fun.

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      8 years ago from San Francisco

      Love this hub, you have to be realistic with your writings and earnings. Voted Funny. :)

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      9 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Brilliant hub, love your sarcastic humorous approach =) I joined hubpages for the sake of fun and entertainment, at first I had no idea there is any ad-stuff going on. Well, I have a daytime job so no time for bs games and searching for the topics that are profitable for ads... Besides, I have friends here and it's a good way to communicate on topics that we like and it's a free read poetry and prose that I'm normally paying money for =) I find it a fun place not some extra curriculum earning device, though some people can multitask, good on them then =)

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      9 years ago from Manitoba, Canada

      Hi Goody5, nice to meet you. Your hub generated a great deal of conversation... all seems good. You have a lovely sense of humor and you're obviously practical. I need to figure out how to set myself up here to MAKE some money, even if it's just a little. :) I love the community and networking! Voting up,useful and interesting. Oh... and of course... funny!

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      Judah's Daughter 

      9 years ago from Roseville, CA

      I like your style :-) I actually started writing on HubPages while I was unemployed (kept me sane), until I DID get a full-time job (thank God). I wrote more for mental and spiritual stimulation than expecting I'd actually make money.

      Should we share what we're actually receiving? I think so! People need to know. Sure, I read about a hubber that made $40,000 in one year (if that be true), but should I be less thankful for receiving an average of $150 a year my first two years? Considering $5K in a 'high-yield bank account' pays a whopping $15 p/year, HubPages' return is awesome! lol

      This year, it looks like my earnings have doubled...not sure why, but I remain very thankful. My advice to the unemployed, under-employed and employed is to write hubs when you can invest some free time. Your hubs will work alongside you, better than your bank will.

      And yes! Definitely, make time to shut off your computer and go live life!! Then, come back and write about it!! lol

    • BizVT34 profile image


      9 years ago from USA

      I bet you made some money on this very what? :-)

    • skye2day profile image


      9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Goody Great fun hub. Money can be made at hubs but it takes allot of time and hard work. The ones that earn 1/3 of their income so on have been at it along time. It is not a get rich scheme that is for sure. It took 2.5 years to make my first $50 at hubs. 2 years to make my first $100 with google. May take as long again to get another payout. It will come around if I keep at it.

      Money is not my object, it was at first. I had a heart change through writing. Best gift I ever had. A revelation. Writing can do that to one. For me it is about sharing the good news of Jesus and encouraging others in these latter days we live. In giving of ourself the treasures have eternal value. Not a bad payout. We reap what we sow and God pays well He is the source. He owns it all anyway.

      Getting a job is not easy these days at all. It is a sad truth. Very few business' take apps any longer. You can not walk in and apply. Most everyone says go on line and apply and the apps are very time consuming. It is a long process to get on. Trust in GOD all you seeking work. He will lead. God can open the doors no man can.

      Be Blessed Goody I have joined your rank of fans honored to meet you sister. Hugs Galore. Keep them hubs coming my friend.

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      9 years ago from New York

      Using HP, You can earn money online through two ways either apply for Google ad-sense account and take the benefit of HP Earning Program and other ways join affiliate on Ebay or Amazon program.

      If story is good then could be select for hub of the Day so always write good and award will automatically come with you.

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      Jo Anne Meekins 

      9 years ago from Queens, NY

      Very funny! I like the community of hubpages and the ability to see how many reads my hubs gets. The comments to my hubs remind me of why I write (to inspire) and seeing any amount of earnings is an incentive since I am going to write anyway. When I got more intentional about my writing and being a presence, I noticed an increase in everything. I love hubpages!

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      9 years ago from New York City, NY

      I kept looking for the punch line, but you've hidden it.

      Clever, humorous hub.

      I haven't been contributing to my hubs for a while, because of trying to make money on my website, which is also somewhat meager in its earnings.

      I keep wondering if I should have kept working beyond retirement age, but I was not having fun anymore, so I stopped.

      Happy is the person who has fun at a job and makes money for the twice-yearly vacation trip.

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      Beth J 

      9 years ago from India've definitely given a different slant to the topic:)But I think over time, one could make some extra cash on hubpages.

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      DREAM ON 

      9 years ago

      You have caught my curiosity and at the same time caught my paw in the yarn.I pull and struggle to break free.Now I am tangled from head to toe.I will be going nowhere soon.I picked the wrong pile to play in.The money pile is over there.I will try again.That is when I get this darn yarn off my paws.I like the way you suggest go to work and earn a living and at the same time have fun with the HubPages.I am having fun and have been working a long time.See what the future brings.Maybe both worlds can become one.Thanks for a good read and I put more effort to make some $$$ here.In the meantime I meet so many other people I never would of met and sharing thoughts and ideas is the way I struck it rich.I think I hit the mother lode.I couldn't be happier.Have a great day.Rated up.

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 

      9 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      LOL. Nicely done :)

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      9 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Yes, with bit of luck, you should make some money on the outside. Big money, that’s a bit more complicated. But I like your style.

    • marshacanada profile image


      9 years ago from Vancouver BC

      I like your hub Goody5. I always wondered why I was the only one making so little money on hubpages! When I started wood carving and my relatives saw how long it took me to complete a carving they said "Don't give up your day job!"

      Now I am retired so I can enjoy writing for hubpages and making about $2-3 per month.

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      Justin W Price 

      9 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      very funny stuff. While I'm not making "BIG MONEY" on hubpages, my income has gone up every month that I've been a member... and that's a sign that I'm doing something right, I s'pose.

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      9 years ago from India

      Very well written post. Voted up.

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      9 years ago from Thailand

      With this title, the hub is bound to attract lots of traffic. But, the number of comments clearly shows that readers left disappointed. What you said is very true. Hubpages is not meant for those looking for sackful of money from the first month. May be even after a couple of years, you may not earn much. Here, hubbers who survive are those who write for the love of it. To do this, you should have a regular income from another source. Voted up, funny and interesting.

    • catgypsy profile image


      9 years ago from the South

      mary, I just read your story and it's very sad, but I think an important story. You need to put a comments section in, so people can respond...then you'll know they are reading it. Sharing our experiences is indeed therapeutic. Keep writing.

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      9 years ago from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

      I am not sure if I should be writing my story on here. Do people actually read my kind of stuff?

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      9 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very funny hub. I personally couldn't work online if I didn't have an offline job as well. The job gets me out of the house and meeting real people. I have real conversations with them and get some pretty good ideas about what to write about next.

      The online writing is relaxing as well as educational so I feel I'm in a win-win situation.

      Voted Up useful and funny.

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      9 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Loved this humourous read. I joined thinking maybe a little extra money wouldn't be so bad... but no I enjoy writing and reading just for the fun value.

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      9 years ago from Shenzhen, China

      Well it depends on what you write about, if you're writing on generic topics you won't make much money. If you use google adwords tool and check the 'cost per click' of Google's adverts you can see which keywords/topics pay the most... picking something like 'printer cartridges' (for example) is going to pay much better than generic hubs. Then creating hubs with long tail keywords (like... 'finding the cheapest replacement hp printer cartridges') to actually stand a chance for getting ranked on google (head keywords like printer cartridges are significantly more competitive) and then building a support structure and learning about the topic etcetera is the best thing to do - there's no point bullshiting either you should know what you're talking about. We all have built in bullshit detectors and can usually tell by the text and layout when someone is providing thin or useless information and when you recognize that you're onto a winner who can actually provide useful info - it's probably why you've read this far.. right? haha.

      One last piece of advice, don't believe half the stuff you read on hubpages about making money online, it's mostly just bullshit. Trying searching for 'leo dimilo' his stuff is old but useful if you're interested for earning cash.

    • Goody5 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living

      Humor was the intention here, however the truth can be a bitter pill for some to swallow. I originally set the comment section up so that I could weed the "Bad" comments out myself, however out of all twelve comments to date, the responses have been awesome. I myself have no intention on quitting my day job. I've had it for over 17 years now, but anything can happen. The company where I work seems to have a BIG problem replacing workers who have retired, died, or been fired. To date there are probably close to 60 job vacancies, however management would rather force 70 & 80 hour weeks on us, so they can save the expense of hiring those out there who desperately need a job to support their family. They should be ashamed of themselves. That's just the way this world has evolved. So when I finally do get out of that old factory, the first thing I do when I get home is surf around on the hub pages for relaxation. It really works for me, and I am totally here just for relaxation and fun. Thank you Hub Pages!!!

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      9 years ago

      Hmmm, Read the hub and the comments but I am going to take it with the sense of humor I assume you meant it to be.

      If you are looking for a 'get rich quick scheme' then no hubpages is not for you, however I notice that you took the time to submit another hub so you can't be too disillusioned with hub after all.

      I love writing here and feeling a part of the great community that hub offers and all the wonderful people I've conversed with online.

      Awaiting your next hub....over to you!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      9 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I love hubpages and was hoping to also make a little money as well as having fun, but I'm beginning to see that it doesn't work that way. Pity! Thank you for your fun and useful hub.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      9 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I see you are not optimistic about HubPages, however I am starting to see my passive revenue pick up. I believe it does depend on the quality of the hubs written.

    • catgypsy profile image


      9 years ago from the South

      Very good advice. I love HubPages, but it does seem impossible to make any significant money here or on any of these sites. It can be very discouraging.

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      9 years ago

      Ha, clever way to get people to read your hub! I like the community aspect of hub pages and am setting up different online sites for the $ rewards. I also have a full time job:-)

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      Helen Murphy Howell 

      9 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Brilliant hub and one of the most funny and sensible I've read for a while. I'm making a little money with Hub Pages and I'm really happy! I don't do marketing, SEO or try to produce 10+ crappy hubs in one day just to try and make money - it doesn't work! I'm here, because as you rightly say, it is fun and I can write what I dam well please - well provided it's not too rude or whatever!

      Really enjoyed this + voted up!

    • glmclendon profile image


      9 years ago

      You wrote a piece that gives a different slant on hubs. One must decide what they want to accomplish, and then go for it. It makes little matter if it takes one day or one year.

      Stay Well

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      9 years ago from Shenzhen, China

      Gosh well if you can't see how anyone makes money on here then no one must be...

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      9 years ago from UK

      But the whole point is that I don't want to work out in the real world. I like working from home. Currently, the bulk of my income comes from selling articles, but my own content on hubpages is steadily building up a passive income. I think I'll keep at it a while longer.

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      Healing Herbalist 

      9 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

      I agree. I would say most are highly inflated. I don't see how anyone makes money on here. I am just here for fun, and a little...very little extra cash.

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      9 years ago from Shenzhen, China

      Meh, don't be such a cynic, if you know what you're doing you can make a fair bit of money quickly. Oh and of course it takes some hard work... writing 50 hubs (which will take around 50 x 20 (minutes) - 1000/60 - essentially 2 full working days and then expecting some massive income isn't feasible in my opinion.

      Of course it's far better to make your own website than rely on parasitic hosts like hubpages or squidoo - but there's benefit nevertheless by leveraging the authority of such a massive website like hubpages to obtain rankings for both hubs and websites.

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      9 years ago

      Very funny stuff. I'm planning to continue learning and enjoying writing no matter how right you may be. :)


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