ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Writing Hubs for Charity

Updated on June 10, 2013

Giving Away My Hub Earnings

I started writing on hubpages about four and a half years ago. I do not recall how I found hubpages, but I am glad I did.

I was going through a period of fear, financial disaster and knew writing in a public forum was needed. I had to let the World know about fraudulent loan modification companies, unscrupulous attorneys and crappy banks who fooled most of us Americans into faulty loans and debt we could never pay off. Misery does love company. Even today my first hub is one of more successful ones. I still get people stopping by and posting.

Have I earned money? Yes. Have I earned fame? No. I would not consider myself one of the "star" hubbers. In fact the majority of my hubs are totally ignored, but then again, I do not write these hubs with any intention of gaining fame or fortune. To the contrary, it is the purging and peace gained by writing that is worth more than any accolades of fame or money-although, money enough to live on and quit my day job would be nice!

Over the last four plus years, I have earned about $150.00 dollars. 85% of the money has been donated, mostly to animal rescue organizations local to my community. I did, however, once donated to an US soldier who had all his gear stolen from a car while on leave. I had no idea our soldiers are required to pay out of pocket for their uniforms, boots and other necessary equipment. He lost about $800 worth of stuff. My $50.00 was not much but if it helped, I am happy to give.

Money made on hubpages is "passive" income from ads placed on my hub. These ads sometimes are related to the topic of my hub, but more often have nothing to do with content of my hub. Either way, I am grateful for the pennies collected from the ads which add up to dollars over a period of about 90 days.

There was only one time I spent the money made from my hubs on myself (and my husband too). We were at a local winery attending a concert. My mad hub money bought us a very nice bottle of wine and some appetizers. As we sat under the stars among the vineyard on that balmy night listening to the live music, I thought this was the most perfect way to enjoy money that I really did not have to labor long and hard to earn.

Giving away the money I earn from google ads posted to my Hubs seems like the right thing to do. The money was earned without much labor and given away to help small animals. It's not much but I hope it helps.

What do you do with your earnings?

view quiz statistics


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)