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Hubpages - definitely pays!

Updated on April 21, 2015

Hubpages is not a SCAM!!!

This post will also try to answer commonly asked questions about Hubpages. Lastly, this post would be most beneficial for people who are not yet and still mulling to join Hubpages - needless to say, some members may already know many of the information contained herewith as many joined HP because of its monetary rewards.

What is Hubpages?

First off, Hubpages is a user generated site. This means that most (if not all) content found in Hubpages must be originally written and contributed by the members. Originally written because HP does not allow posts (referred to as "hubs") that are already posted somewhere else on the web. If a member would wish to publish an existing topic, he / she should put a personal spin on the hub.

Naturally, there are many online writing sites that claims to pay. Unfortunately, not all are what they claim to be - some are definitely bogus though there are some that started out legitimately but end up as scammers.

Why submit posts to Hubpages?

At this point, some readers are wondering why submit posts to Hubpages? Yours truly do it for the following reasons:

  • Monetary rewards
  • To promote my other sites (and hubs)
  • It is Google friendly
  • To meet new friends
  • To find great content

Please remember that each member may have their own reasons on why they post to Hubpages - some of which include the bullets above.

Why join Hubpages?

For obvious reasons, I joined Hubpages for the items listed on the preceding section. It is not a scam and definitely pays. The photo below is provided for informational purposes and as proof that the site does pay. However, please be advised that there are certain rules that prohibits members to discuss or openly share their earning or income on Hubpages.

Anyway, here are some important details to remember about the provided screenshot:

  • Hubpages minimum amount eligible for payout is $50. If a member reached this certain amount, whatever their outstanding balance even over $50 should be cashed out to them
  • The provided screenshot is an email from Paypal indicating that Hubpages have paid me the blacked-out amount. The Paypal email usually has a partner email from Hubpages informing the hubber he/she has reached out the Hubpages earnings program minimum cash out.

Can anyone join Hubpages?

As far as I know, there are no restrictions to join Hubpages and that joining is currently free.

Anyone can join but of course the definition of being successful or earning decently varies with each member. The only way for a person to earn a decent income on Hubpages is through hardwork and dedication. Just like any legitimate activity that pays, posting on Hubpages requires effort and time. However, Hubpages does offer the benefit of writing what you like – and that makes it a whole lot easier and enjoyable.

How does one make money on Hubpages?

In a nutshell, below are some tips on how a hub would seemingly generate revenue for the writer:

  • Hubs have ads. The more views a hubs have, the more income it would apparently generate
  • Hubpages are connected with eBay and Amazon. If the hubber put in such capsules and a sale is generated, it works like a commission for the author (an eBay and Amazon capsule is sampled on the right)

Please be advised that the two mentioned items are based on experience. I don't claim to be an expert and might be wrong. Please feel free to correct me in case I missed out something or may have inadvertently given out a wrong info

For example, toy collecting is my current vice. By writing an informative and engaging hub, complete with some eBay and Amazon links, and doing the required marketing, I can earn a couple of bucks on that particular hub (hopefully). Below are my two “Toy-Topic’d” hubs that generated the most revenue.

That’s just about it. Some members write about recipes, others about traveling tips, join Hubpages now while it is still free and have a great time! Below are some additional useful information regarding how to make money on the internet:


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      writerjj 18 months ago

      hi hannahwaguinao,

      Glad you find it useful. Enjoy hubbing :)

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      Hannah Guinao-wa 2 years ago from Rizal Philippines

      Great read! I'm new here in hubpages so this post is very much encouraging. Keep up the awesome work!

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      writerjj 4 years ago

      Hi Cbar77 and Penlady,

      Thank you for dropping by and for commenting :)

      Hubpages is definitely one of the best legitimate online writing sites around.

      Thanks again.

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      penlady 4 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      Great hub that's true to every word. Thanks for sharing.

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      cbar77 4 years ago

      Great and encouraging hub. I do believe HubPages is legitimate and its nice to see how it has been successful for others :)

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      writerjj 4 years ago

      Hi NateB11,

      Thank you for dropping by and for the comment :)

      Here's hoping that readers who are mulling to join HP would also find this hub motivational and informative.

      Thanks again.

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      Nathan Bernardo 4 years ago from California, United States of America

      It is always encouraging to learn of Hubbers getting paid. Thanks for sharing.

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      writerjj 4 years ago

      Hi Cluense!

      Thank you for visiting and for the compliment. Glad you like the hub :)


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      Katie Luense 4 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      Awesome Hub! Thank you for sharing!