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Hubs Grow Money, A Detailed Story of My Journey on Hubpages

Updated on December 9, 2016

My Love Of Hubpages

I am not the greatest writer. I don't understand anything about keyword research. So why I am so drawn to Hubpages?

Some people meditate. Some people shop. Heck, some people drink alcohol to release stress. Me, I write here on Hubpages. Ever since I was a little girl I loved to write. Writing is therapeutic and takes my worries away.

There is nothing like a fresh notebook and a newly sharpened pencil. My notebook and pencil keep me company everywhere I go. Writing fits into the pockets of my life. Waiting for girl scouts to be over, sitting in the doctor's office, I take advantage of any spare moment in my life to write. My day consists of working, taking care of my family, and writing. I couldn't be happier!

My Desk - Inspired By Hubpages

How It All Started

My husband had a great job. Our bank account was abundant and our mortgage was quickly getting paid down. While most other mom's were working, I was outside taking my babies for a walk in the fresh air. I couldn't be a luckier and more content mother.

During my lustful days as a stay at home mom I used play around on Hubpages just for kicks. I made a few dollars here and there. Every once in a while I would day dream about how I was technically a "paid" freelance writer.

Things changed.

My husband lost his job. He had to take one for much lower pay. Things were tight, we were barely making it paycheck to paycheck.

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Hubpages - It Came to the Rescue During Dark Times

Times were lean. We were fortunate to have enough to pay our necessities every month. Luxuries? Forget about them.

There I was, taking care of the kids, unsuccessfully trying to find work, and managing the house. At that time I had two hubs that became increasingly popular. I was coming close to making a payout each month.

A few months passed by and I started writing some more articles on Hubpages. I just simply loved doing it. The voice inside of me telling me kept telling me that I could make more money on Hubpages.

Good News - The Voice Was Right

As I continued on with my obsession, I started making a payoff each and every month. It was at that point that I was hooked. I was so proud of myself! A payout might not seem like much to those who haven't experienced living on a shoestring to survive. For those of us that have, we know it could go a long way.

One single payout a month transformed my family from feeling desperate to hopeful. My payout made me smile, things weren't so bad after all.

Here are some things that my Hubpages earnings have helped me afford during a tough times. They have truly made a difference in my family's lives from one month to the next.

Hubpages Has Helped Me Afford

Contributing To My Kids College Accounts
A Garden For Our Family To Grow In The Summer
Flowers For My Uncle's Funeral
A Well Deserved Birthday Gift For My Husband
A Custom Made Birthday Cake For My Son
Cooking Classes For My Daughter
Dinner Out For The Four Of Us
Oil Changes Needed For Our CarsTo Run Properly
Haircuts For Our Family
Halloween Costumes
School Pictures
Gas & Tolls Needed For Us To Visit My Parents

My Son's Birthday Cake - Purchased With My Hubpages $

Priceless Support I Have Received From The Hubpages Community

Hubpages has not only helped my family stay afloat financially, it has also helped me deal with everyday issues in my life.

I no longer go to Google first to find out needed information. I look things up on Hubpages. Nine times out of ten I find more personalized and helpful information.

Examples of how my cherished Hubpages community has helped me through life's trials and tribulations -

  • A small business owner read one of my product review hubs. He was impressed and asked me to do one for him. I have been freelancing for him ever since. I make $200 a month at this job!
  • One summer we couldn't afford to take my daughter on vacation. I read a hub about a woman transforming her daughter's bedroom for $200. I copied the woman's idea step by step. Instead of giving my daughter a vacation that summer, I blessed her with a beautiful bedroom to grow up in.
  • After publishing one of my coupon Hubs, a fellow hubber reached out to me for some tips. We instantly hit it off and spent the rest of the summer sharing the deals we discovered. We still not only help each other save money but remain good friends.
  • Last year I found out I needed surgery on my parathyroid. Soon after, I located a Hub about a women who already went through the surgery. I commented on the Hub and the author reached out to me within minutes. She told me out easy it was and how much better she felt. I felt blessed and at ease with her words.

Hubpages Success Stories

I am not the only writer that has shared a Hubpages success story. In fact, there are many. Some author's have found emotional solace while writing Hubpages. One in particular wrote a few hubs about the passing of her sister. In return she was blessed with endless kind words and support from the Hubpages community. She even stated that writing on Hubpages helped her through her grief and speeded up the healing process.

Rumor has it that the most successful Hubpages writers earn from $650 to $3800. It takes a lot of time and diligence but nothing is impossible. The passive income you can create through Hubpages may be either big or small. No matter what your income it is, it's more stable than a paycheck in this economy.

I have written some hubs that have received very little traffic. I also have written some Hubs that receive over 400 views per day. Don't give up, it is possible to make good income on this site!

Top Five Tips From The Best Writer's On Hubpages

Take your time and write quality hubs

Read other hubs and give respectful feedback

Write about things you are passionate about

Promote your hubs on social media

Share your hubs in the Hubpages forums

Your Hubpages Income Can Be Inherited

Wouldn't be awesome if hubs could be passed down to our loved ones? One week ago I got curious and decided to e-mail Hubpages and find out the answer to my question. Here's what the outcome was -

My Question -

Hi Hubpages Customer Service,

I was just wondering - What happens if I pass away? Can my hubs still make money for my children or would they have to close the account.

I just wanted to know if they would have the rights to my hubs. Will they be able to earn money from them still.

I love Hubpages, it has changed my life for the better!


Answer From Hubpages -

Hi Amy,

You will absolutely be able to pass your account on to your loved ones. In fact, HP considers writing a very beautiful and important legacy and we fully support passing accounts on to family or friends at the time of your passing. Here's what you'll need to make sure the intended beneficiary has:

  1. Your HubPages username and password
  2. Access to the email account you have associated with HubPages
  3. The answers to your security questions

Should you be discussing this issue with your loved ones, you should also let them know that in the event of your passing, they will need to remove your PayPal account from the HubPages account and associate their own instead. As long as they have the 3 things listed above, they are welcome to email us for help with this step and we will be able to help them associate a new PayPal account in order to continue earning from your work. Please let us know if you have any other questions or if there's anything else we can help with.
Team HubPages

Pretty awesome right? Both your hubs and your hubpages earnings can be passed on to your children or loved ones. Even if you pass, your kids can be blessed with this passive income every month.

My Final Words

Hubpages has helped make my life happier in many different ways. I am never giving up on it. I pray that Hubpages will be around for a long time, especially with the niche sites now in tact.

It has been hard for me to find full time work after being a stay at home mom for eight years. In the end, part time suited me best. The good news? Hubpages makes it possible for me to work part time. On the days I am not working, I write my hubs.

Hubpages has given me more control over my life. In the summer when my kids are home from school, I wake up extra early to squeeze in my writing. It also gives me the flexibility I need to visit my dad in the nursing home more often.

My earnings are growing and growing each month. They might not be as impressive as many other's but they are contributing to a brighter financial future for my family.

Every minute I spend writing my hubs is worth the time and effort. Let's face it, Hubpages is fun. Why not take advantage of this great resource?

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    • American_Choices profile image

      Ken Kline 

      4 months ago from USA

      I have been away for years and yet my PayPal account continues to see regular income. 2 years ago you stopped by one of my hubs. I am back now and could not agree with you more. I love the community, I appreciate the income and I respect being able to share my ideas. Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to following you. Your hub reiterates my need to return after so many years. And like a good friend who has been gone, this community is always here with open arms. Great hub.

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      Patricia Scott 

      24 months ago from North Central Florida

      Good for you--so happy this turned into a very helpful source of income for you. It is wonderful when a passion can turn into dollars. I wish wish wish that I had time to pursue writing on here more than I do but so much is going on with my family that I just do not get on here except in spurts. And yes I have made friends on here. Best wishes for continued success Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      24 months ago from USA

      Thank you for sharing your journey with HubPages. Like you, HubPages has been a place that is a valuable part of my life. I have met people who will become lifelong friends. HubFriends have helped me through so much in my life, I can't thank them enough.

      My earnings are increasing each month and I am very happy about that, still, I find treasures here that are more valuable than money. I like coming here first for answers. I call it Hubbing. When my husband asks me a question I don't know, I'll say, "I don't know, let me hub it." If a hubber doesn't have the answer, then I'll Google it.

      I am glad I discovered you here. I wish you a long journey with this fabulous community of writers and people who care about you.

    • Gurpinder Vir Singh Rai profile image


      2 years ago

      Very interesting hub to read, thanks for sharing.

    • Happymommy2520 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from East Coast

      Thank you Lynn!

    • momwantswhat profile image

      Lynn H Johnson 

      2 years ago from New York

      Very inspiring hub and makes me look forward to writing more!

    • swalia profile image

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      Great to know how HP has helped you during challenging times... interesting hub!

    • Erudite Scholar profile image

      Jeff Zod 

      2 years ago from Nairobi

      I love your article.thanks for the priceless wisdom.

    • kiddiecreations profile image

      Nicole K 

      2 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading this hub! I'm glad your writing gives you the ability to help your family financially. That's what I'm doing also. I get a payout every three months or so, but I'm hoping my hubs will continue to bring in more revenue. It's also neat to see that we have the ability to form friendships in this community and help each other! Thank you for sharing your experiences. It's really encouraging to me!

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      Raul Sierra Jr 

      4 years ago from El Paso, Texas

      Inspiring! Exactly what I needed to read. I've struggled to write anything worth posting, what with work, life and family. This Hub inspires me to do just that. Thank you

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      Robert Sacchi 

      4 years ago

      Thank you.

    • Happymommy2520 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from East Coast

      Yes, Robert. The hubs about saving money which have been transfered to Tough Nickel have made me the most.

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      Robert Sacchi 

      4 years ago

      Congratulations on your good fortune with HubPages. Have you found any pattern to the Hubs that make good money for you and those that don't get so many hits?

    • Happymommy2520 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from East Coast

      God bless you too Chin Chin. Keep working on it! Enjoy being home with your kids as well, it's important!

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      Chin chin 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Love to read stories like this, Amy. It inspires me, a stay at home mom like you, to write more on HubPages when I have the time. It's also great to know about being able to pass on the HubPages account to loved ones in the future. God bless you more.

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      4 years ago

      What a neat read. Thank you for sharing some of your journey on HP with us.

    • Happymommy2520 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from East Coast

      Thanks NYbride! That is an awesome story! I am so happy for you. Not only did you make money, you also touched people's lives with your writing. I wish you lots of luck with your book & future projects!

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      Lisa Kroulik 

      4 years ago from North Dakota

      I actually signed up for Hub Pages almost 6 years ago! It's what got me writing again after a long absence and pushed me towards a new career as freelance copywriter. I removed several of the articles and turned them into an eBook that made me $25K over 3 1/2 years! That is on the downside now so I think I will come back and play here. :)

      Thank you for sharing your story.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      I am thrilled for you! Thank you for sharing this. Your story is inspirational

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Your story is inspirational and informative!

      I don't make a monthly payout but I enjoy my time here. I love the community and have made many friends who are very supportive.

      Thanks for sharing your personal and motivating experience with HubPages!

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      Brian Leekley 

      4 years ago from Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

      Amy, I've been neglecting HubPages. This hub inspires me to get back to writing hubs. I intend to study yours to see how writing money-making hubs is done. I see that, for starters, productivity is a factor. A hub waiting to be written as no chance of making money or of entertaining and edifying anyone.

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      Kristen Howe 

      4 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Amy, I will try someday. I did one time, but it was declined. Maybe next month. It would be good to see you at Mylot and give Upwork a try. I hope to post a bunch of hubs next month and see if I can make money with niche sites. I'm all for new ideas for writing hubs.

    • Happymommy2520 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from East Coast

      Bless you too Ashish! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Ashish Dadgaa profile image


      4 years ago

      Hello Amy,

      This is a wonderful journey of HubPages I have ever read. Thank you so much for sharing it in public and made it as a Hub. It is giving inspiration and motivation to the freshers Hubbers like me.

      Your writing is so clear and straightforward. Your words are very well connected with your heart. I can easily judge that you have written this hub from your heart not from your mind.

      You are great :)

      Bless you.

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      Patricia Scott 

      4 years ago from North Central Florida

      Great information...hoping for you continued successes. This is a wonderful community, period.

      Hoping all is well with you. Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

    • Happymommy2520 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from East Coast

      I am glad you are moving up in pay. I have been lucky with my pay vs. the amount of I put in. The niche sites really helped. Let's keeps our fingers crossed for 2017

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I've had a weird ride with HP as far as money goes. I had my first payout my second month on the site, and the amount increased for about two years. Then the bottom fell out of it and I hardly made a payout for a year. Now I'm heading back upwards in pay....but still, the main reason I'm here is the community and my friends, so it's all good.

    • Happymommy2520 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from East Coast

      Good to hear from you Kristen! I did mention you in this article. My couponing friend. You should try submitting your hubs to the niche sites. They are really good. I will check in on MyLot one of these days. Yes, mom's should be mom's and not feel pressure. Maybe I will check out Upwork soon. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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      Kristen Howe 

      4 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Amy, so good to see you over here. I miss you over at Mylot. Thanks for sharing your story on how you're making money over here at HP. I know I won't be able to make payout every month with my hubs, when I barely make a 1.00 and sometimes a little bit more. One nitpick: mom's should be moms. I do make profitable money with Upwork lately and will try hubbing any where I can. Keep in touch.

    • Happymommy2520 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from East Coast

      Thanks letstalkabouteduc! Yes, Hubpages is a great place for stay at home mom's. It helps bridge the gap from working and being productive. I wouldn't bother with the other sites, they are a waste of time. Lots of luck to you!

    • Happymommy2520 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from East Coast

      Thanks MsDora! I wish you the best of luck as well!

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      McKenna Meyers 

      4 years ago

      What a positive read! I'm so happy for you, finding success emotionally and financially from Hubpages. As moms it's great to have a place that's intellectually stimulating for us among doing all our household chores and driving kids here and there. Some sites have such foul comments that it makes me lose all faith in humanity. Here, for the most part, people are kind, helpful, and intelligent.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      What a super positive tribute to HubPages. Congratulations on your success and best to you going forward.

    • Happymommy2520 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from East Coast

      Thanks Blond Logic! I am glad you liked my hub. Thanks for stopping by! Hubpages is worth the time you put in to it. Have a great weekend!

    • Happymommy2520 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from East Coast

      Thanks DreamerMeg, Thank you for stopping by! Your kids can benefit from your hubs for years to come. There will always be a need for information and a writing platform out there to publish on. Have a blessed day!

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      Mary Wickison 

      4 years ago from Brazil

      What a lovely honest hub. I think these type of encouraging hubs help not just newbies but also those of us who think of throwing in the towel.

      I am pleased it has worked out so well for you.

    • DreamerMeg profile image


      4 years ago from Northern Ireland

      That's fantastic. And I especially like the idea of your kids inheriting your hubs. It had never even crossed my mind. Thank you.

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      Susan Hambidge 

      4 years ago from Kent, England

      What a lovely and positive hub to read. The photos and images really add to it too. Keep going onwards and up.

    • Happymommy2520 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from East Coast

      Thank you Flourish Anyway! I think your hubs are great as well. Hubpages gives people freedom both creatively and financially. I wish you blessings with you hubs!

    • Happymommy2520 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from East Coast

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Sallybea! I enjoy your Hubs as well. I wish you lots of luck with your hubs! My favorite is the one about the felt covered soaps! Have a good weekend!

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      4 years ago from USA

      Good for you! Glad to hear of both your love of writing and your success here on HP. I enjoy it for some of the same reasons. Glad to also learn of that in writing issue.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 

      4 years ago from Norfolk

      What a great story to wake up to this morning. I feel exactly like you. I started writing here for the reasons you stated above and I am grateful to say that I don't think it will be long before I am in a similar situation to yourself.

      The niche sites have made a big difference.

      HubPages is a great platform to begin writing and it is definitely a showcase for my wrriting. It recently brought me one really well paid assignment and it is my hope that more external writing will come about from it.

      Thanks so much for sharing your story. It has been really inspiring.


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