ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Make Money Blogging With HubPages

Updated on December 10, 2013

Getting Started With HubPages

Do you have a passion for writing? Perhaps you even run your own website or blog where you express your thoughts and ideas on a daily basis? Whether you do, or if you´re completely new to the concept of blogging, you will certainly enjoy HubPages.

HubPages is a free meeting place for aspiring writers wanting to express anything and everything. You can write about almost any topic or interest - as long as you can provide unique and quality content. Not only will you be published, but you will also have the opportunity to share advertising revenue with HubPages. But more on this later.

To get an idea of how it all works and learn more about HubPages in general, please click here, or take the HubPages universal tour.


Before Joining HubPages

Before joining HubPages you may want to consider different strategies on how you would like to use the site in the nearest future - and what you would like to write about.

For instance, If you are an expert in a certain niche like "dog training" for example, you may want to choose a username close to this topic when signing up.

Why? Well, this is because you will actually receive a personal subdomain on the HubPages main website domain. By choosing a username or keyword close to your expert niche, you can start building trust and authority around your niche blog posts, (or "hubs" as they are called at HubPages). When using this blogging strategy, you will notice that search engines like Google will find and rank your hubs both quicker and higher (when you have created a couple of them within your particular niche).

A different approach is the social networking strategy. Why not sign up with the purpose of promoting you as a skilled writer or freelancer? This will be especially useful if you want to show off your broad writing skills, or if you cover and master many different topics. In this case, your profile page at HubPages can act as an online business card when approaching new clients, and you can also fully interact with other members ("hubbers") at HubPages for networking purposes.

These are just some ideas on how you can position yourself (and your intentions) on HubPages before you even have written your first hub.

Stay Unique!

  • Never copy the work of someone else
  • Try a unique approach when writing about a common topic
  • Don´t recycle already published content

Blogging for HubPages

When it comes to writing, HubPages have several advantages over publishing tools like Wordpress for instance. The blogging tool is very user friendly - and you don´t need any technical skills to insert images, links or media into your article. You just need to focus on your writing, the way it should be.

When composing a new hub, there are a few important things to think about. The number one important rule is to always stay unique! What this means is that you always must provide unique and unpublished content when writing blog posts for HubPages. This is in fact a golden key to all internet marketing success since search engines like Google will reward unique content only in their organic search results.

A second rule is to keep it long and informative! What does this mean? Well, it is a well known fact that long articles consisting of approximately 1250 words or more tend to perform well in search engines. Most likely this is due to the fact that an article consisting of 1500 words on a specific topic probably contains more valuable information than an article with 500 words. At least in the eyes of the search engines. There are always exceptions of course, but this is a general rule of thumb.

A third rule is to add some images, video or other media to your article. Even search engines understand that no matter how informative your long article is, it can get tiresome for readers to simply read paragraph after paragraph of text. Especially Google is known for highlighting content that is easily read and accessible for all users.

Earn Money With HubPages


A really fun and exciting part of HubPages is the opportunity to actually earn money from your own content! Once you have written some hubs you will quickly notice that your articles start to earn a couple of cents each, perhaps even dollars, in your member account earnings area.

Note that this is residual income as you will keep earning money from your hubs as long as they are being visited by other hubbers, or visitors from the internet.You can even promote your own hubs yourself to increase traffic even further.

There are several income streams to choose from when blogging for HubPages: Google Adsense, affiliate income from Ebay or Amazon, and the HubPages exclusive ad program. You can choose all of them, or simply choose to go with one or two etc.

It is however highly recommended that you opt in for the HubPages own ad Program for several reasons. This ad program is optimized for both generous advertising space and for increasing the overall advertising revenue. You can read about the pros and cons for each income stream in this informative hub.

Payments are sent conveniently to your PayPal account on a monthly basis as long as you have reached the minimum payout requirements.


Strategies for earning money

A good strategy for earning money when blogging is to actually write about something that truly interests you. There are plenty of bloggers out there that have started blogs around topics that attract high paying keywords, (like "insurance" for instance), only to find out how boring it can be to actually write about it.

Instead, try to focus on an ideal topic that both interests you and can generate at least some income. In the example above, perhaps the "dog training" blog won´t contain the highest paying keywords available, however, if you have the interest, you can certainly write many blog posts around the topic.

When blogging for HubPages, please remember that the amount of earnings you make is a numbers game consisting of both how many quality hubs you have written - and how old they are. Many newbie hubbers are initially disappointed how little their first "killer hubs" are making, so let's explain what really happens when a hub is published.

First off, your hub will most likely be visited by a few (or many) hubbers which is a good thing for creating some initial traffic. Perhaps more importantly though is the fast indexing of your article performed by search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing. Since HubPages is such a large and popular site, indexing can be made as fast as in a couple of hours, while it may would have taken days or weeks to have your article indexed when published on your personal blog.

If your hub is of top quality, other internet users will slowly mention it in other places on the web - or perhaps link to it - over the course of the next couple of months. This will slowly improve the ranking of your hub in the eyes of the search engines, thus increasing page views and advertisement clicks. By creating hubs with evergreen content, your hub can earn money for years to come.

The Numbers Game


We have concluded that you need quality hubs to perform well when it comes to earnings. This does not only mean that you have to be a good writer, writing about the things you like - you must also find a way to monetize your writing.

In HubPages, this is done automatically for you with all of the advertisements that are spread out surrounding your article. By choosing fairly popular keywords when writing your text, you may in fact be able to increase revenue from these ads. "Dog training" for instance is a fairly popular keyword with approximately 60.000 worldwide searches in Google per month, while "Dogs" accounts for over +1 million searches!

So, while your first hubs may seem to produce very little earnings at first, please know that it takes time for your hubs to build trust and authority amongst both readers and search engines. The more quality hubs you write and publish - the more you will eventually earn in the long run.


More Reading

For more reading on some general make money blogging tips, please visit our blog.

Self Promotion?

Is there anything you can do to speed up the process of earning more money from your hubs? Well, of course you have the possibility to promote the URL for your hub elsewhere on the web, as long as you do it wisely.

Possible places to do so could be in forums, discussion boards and social bookmarking sites. One great way to promote your hubs is to link to them from popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest.

However, many hubbers have noted that the best self promotion there is... is in fact writing more quality hubs - building trust and authority, as well as a name for yourself. Good luck!


What is your favorite blog platform?

See results

© 2013 getpaidtoblog


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image

      Poh Tiong Ho 

      4 years ago

      If you know of any template which may be used for posting articles to site using e-readers, please tell me. For example, if a smart guy can write a program, which the user just have to paste the photo, fill in his author name and the book title and then, the job for the book cover is completed, his program would be worth many hundred thousand dollars.

      By the same method, if a guy can provide a template, which we can fill in our stories, the name of the site we want to publish on, and just click send, and the story can appear on the target site, his program will be selling like hot cakes ! Isn't that wonderful? Just name a price for that template. They are many writers who will buy that, especially if your program is acceptable to online sellers like Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Baker & Taylor, Odilo, etc.

    • S M Shain Alam profile image

      S M Shain Alam 

      4 years ago from Jessore

      Very usefull hub, Thanks for your hub.

    • profile image


      5 years ago


    • profile image


      5 years ago

      Voted up on this and found it helpful. Guess I got approved by Adsence so got to keep up the good articles.

    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 

      5 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great hub. I'll be mentioning this to my writing group real soon and will writing about it in my group's Facebook page. Voted up.

    • Royce S profile image


      5 years ago

      Much appreciated :)

    • Street-Wear-Buff profile image


      6 years ago

      Good stuff!

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      very useful + just what I was looking for-thank you!

    • misterhollywood profile image

      John Hollywood 

      6 years ago from Hollywood, CA

      Nice hub- thanks for all the tips!

    • misty103 profile image

      Sefina Hawke 

      6 years ago

      I found this hub to have some great info on how to extra make money on hubpages without writing.

    • profile image

      abdul hadie 

      6 years ago

      all people here,i have a question how can i start earn money and i really don't now how can i start... can u help me

    • profile image

      massive money 

      6 years ago

      nice article. many of will be benifitted by it

    • joedolphin88 profile image


      6 years ago from north miami FL

      Great hub was an excellent read and this keeps me motivated. Thank you for the motivational hub.

    • profile image

      Josh Miller 

      6 years ago

      Really nice post...

      I also run a "make money online" blog :

      Perhaps you'd like to check it out too !

    • Susan Hambidge profile image

      Susan Hambidge 

      6 years ago from Kent, England

      Thanks - this was really helpful for a newbie like me - some good tips to get me going in the right direction.

    • KenDeanAgudo profile image

      Kenneth C Agudo 

      6 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Great information. I really love hubpages because of its very neat and clear site and at the same time, it has a great help in producing more traffic on my blogs through backlinking and blogroll

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Good review

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      insecticide permethrin side effects in cats ecddkgdaeddd

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Money from writing ….. More and more companies open their doors and gives us the opportunity to work at home, and to fulfill our ” dream ” of making money from the internet, read more

    • markmorgangenius profile image

      Mark Morgan 

      6 years ago

      How is it that you have added more than 2 links in your hub?

    • profile image

      Webmaster Sun 

      6 years ago

      Great post !

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Earn money online from idle cpu time :

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Earn money online from idle cpu time

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Great info! Thanks, I'm new to earning money online. Very useful.

    • profile image

      jobs work home 

      6 years ago

      If you're looking for Internet Job you have come to the right place. Just Register at Ejobsjunction for online part time job, online home jobs, work from home jobs & earn a good amount of money from home. Just you need is a basic computer knowledge & an internet connection.

    • profile image

      Inbox Blue Print 

      6 years ago

      Hey Guys

      Recently discovered a brand-new developing market products that really surprised me and i would like to share with you. I am exploring on-line market and looking into a blueprint for inbox marketing.

      But how does it work actually?

      Check here for more info this system is not out yet :

    • profile image

      C.W. Janowski 

      6 years ago

      Check Out - The Referral Duty

      Complete a small task. It takes just 30 seconds to complete and you earn $10.00 per task. Plus a $25.00 sign up bonus to get you started!

    • profile image

      clifford john amestad 

      6 years ago

      hi all can you please help me because my mother canser in neck pls help me i want mother's surgery thank you im from philippines this is my emialadd

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      The only real online money making method is to become a freelancer. If you want to learn more please visit

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      hey guys..!!! check dis out,, easy way to earn money...

      jus go to the link below..

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Hey guys,

      This video is really Great. You can check out this blog http://theunderdogcoach(dot)com. He will show you how to make money your business, and how to advertise free online. CLICK HERE http://theunderdogcoach(dot)com

    • peachpurple profile image


      6 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i like being at hubpages but that was before. Now, it is hard to make a decent income here. Nevetheless, I will not give up on hubpages. I love the community.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Very detailed and informative article. Most of the times I write for my blogs and one them is- and I also write on Squidoo.

      Here I am new and hope to have success too.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      The best ONLINE EAREN MNY SITE...TRY IT...


      ++++++++ ++++++++


    • lorettacounty profile image


      6 years ago from Lisbon Maine

      Enjoyed how informative this was, thank you for taking the time to share this information. :)

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      who are struggling for a suitable business idea, we opened a new door through our free business idea portal lucky idea bd. This is free idea portal where there are 350 business ideas in 11 segments to choose from

    • WriterJanis profile image


      6 years ago from California

      As a newbie here, I appreciate the tips.

    • Pro-Hubber profile image


      6 years ago from Florida

      If your intention is to make money from hub pages you can't write a quality hub or a good contents. Just make it as your hobby and write for pleasure, Naturally you will get followers. The more followers you get the more visits you will get. That means you will find enough customers (visitors) to buy the products from amazon and ebay within hubpages community and more click for adsense. By the way, this is an informative and interesting hub. Thank you :)

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Thank you for your tutorial. It was of great help. It was truly an inspirational one. I am interested in Blogging HP.

    • Mel Carriere profile image

      Mel Carriere 

      6 years ago from San Diego California

      I love hub pages, but I haven't made much money here yet. It requires a lot of time and effort, two commodities I do not have. But I persevere, and hope for eventual success.

    • CrisSp profile image


      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Good hub, however, I'd say that HP is more like a writers/publishing community site rather than a blog site. One thing for sure, you get paid depending on the effort you put in order to create a quality hub. It also requires hard doesn't come overnight.

      Welcome to HP!

    • liesl5858 profile image

      Linda Bryen 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you for this interesting hub. Well done and keep up the good work.

    • getpaidtoblog profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Yes, that too, Nishil! HubPages is perfect for training writing skills! :-)

    • profile image

      Nishil Krotra 

      6 years ago

      Sorry! but i am not agree with you. You can use, ''hubpages'' can be use to

      increase your writing skills and information as well as iq.

    • getpaidtoblog profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you Electronican. You´re right, not a blogging platform per se, but can be used as one as you own your content and can easily re-publish your work on your own blog or website :-)

    • getpaidtoblog profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      That´s great DarlyEDunn! Keep it up and you will write great full length articles in no time! :-)

    • electronician profile image

      Dean Walsh 

      6 years ago from Birmingham, England

      I don't really think of hubpages as a blogging platform, although it may well be one, I think of it more as a community publishing site. Anyway, nice hub.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Thanks for the help..

      Now I have an idea of making a brief and simple context of an article.

      I still review it and read again to master the skills of writing articles.

      practice is the best way to be skilled.

      Thank You

    • getpaidtoblog profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thanks! :-)

    • flyygirl2010 profile image

      Stephanie Alicea 

      6 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Great info. This is truly motivating!

    • crayon88 profile image


      6 years ago from Earth

      Thank you for this tutorial


    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)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)