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Make Money With HubPages - Getting Started Real Quick

Updated on September 5, 2014


I was asked by one of my e-friend who frequently visits and comments on my blogs. She was asking me if someone could really make money writing short articles with HubPages. She wanted to know if I have personally earned money from it.

I told her that I was earning about $30 a month by that time. And just like what I've always told others, don't take my word for it. You have to try it. Spend some time with it. There's nothing to lose but a few of your precious time.

The next question: how do we start writing at HubPages?

This article or hub is a quick guide, a dummy's guide, or an idiot's guide, whatever you may call it, on how to get started earning money with HubPages. HubPages has its own official help guides and its forum contains tons of guides besides the stickied guides that you can refer to later.

What is a Hub?

A hub is an article about almost anything that you could think of and could write about. HubPages is not a Writer's Guild. Although being a professional writer is definitely a mammoth of an advantage, or knowing the art of writing is surely going to be an edge, HubPages is also for those who simply want to spend some of their time writing. It is a not a secret that there are "terrible" writers in HubPages who get the taste of success, if success means earning money with HubPages.

It is suggested that hubs contain at least 500 words and 800-1000 words are optimal. Do not write too short a hub as HubPages has a system of flagging hubs that are insufficient in content and automatically de-publishes them. There is nothing wrong with a very long hub but it is better to section it into several hubs and write a summary hub pointing to each separate hubs.

How is a Hub Created?

A hub is created by integrating text modules, photo or video modules, link modules, and other kinds modules. When you create a new hub, there will be a default text module and a default photo module. As a bare minimum hub, write about the topic you intend to publish into the text module. Use the photo module to upload a picture related to the topic. The picture could either be residing in your computer or you may search the internet if you do not have one readily available. When you are finished with it, click the "Publish Now" button.

Steps for Creating a Hub

Log in to your account, or sign up for one if you haven't done so. After logging in, click the "start a hub" button at the top right of the screen and the HubTool will appear.

Type in a title for your hub, select a category, select a hub template, and then click the "continue" button. Take note that there is a contextual help on the right side of the HubTool that gives suggestion on the selection of a hub title, category, and template.

Type in a summary not exceeding 170 characters of what the hub is all about. This summary is very important because when your hub eventually gets published and featured in HubPages, the search engines will index your hub for inclusion in search pages results. The hub summary is listed along with your hub title and a link to your hub in the search pages results.

Hover the mouse over the text module below the summary and click the "edit" button and start typing your introductory sentences. You may then add additional text capsules by clicking the text capsule on the right side of the HubTool. To upload a photo, do the same as with the text capsule, hover the mouse over the photo capsule and click the "edit" button. You may then upload a photo for your hub.

Add additional text capsules and photo capsules as needed. You may also want to include a video capsule, a poll capsule, and a map capsule to make your hub media-rich.

And when your done do a preview to see how your hub looks and make the necessary changes before publishing your hub.

Hit the "Publish" button!

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    • jarreauquasimedia profile image

      jarreauquasimedia 8 years ago

      It's refreshing to see someone imparting their experience and advice for those not familiar with the potential of Hubpages.

      PLEASE let us know when you're ready to do likewise with online dating.

      It's for my friend.....I swear.....really.....

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      kaloomba 8 years ago

      You have no idea how important HubPages is to some who could never otherwise make much money in the country that they live in.. Thank you for helping the 'newbies'.

      I hope you also stop in to their Hubs from time to time to see how they are getting along...

      Here's one guy in particular that I hope all of you help out:

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      faster 8 years ago

      thank you brother

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      DREAM ON 8 years ago

      I am new and have been learning trial and error.I can't wait to read more of your hubs.I haven't learned how to use pictures and videos from the internet yet but I would love any suggestions you can give me at any time.Happy Holidays to you and a LIFETIME OF GOOD CHEER!

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      Carolyn Blacknall 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      A very good resource.

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      Florela Flowers 8 years ago

      Superb info!

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      thedayafter2010 8 years ago from Cape Town & Durban,South Africa

      Published my first hub yesterday i think for now i'll just do it because i enjoy it , if money comes later im not complaining !:)

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      mpurcell10 8 years ago from Arkansas

      Thanks for sharing. Great information.

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      wsx123 8 years ago from Indonesia

      noone will clicking your ads lah :(

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      ShirleyWright 8 years ago

      Hello and thanks for the welcome. As a newbie, I really like your Hubs. Thanks again.

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      cajunhank 8 years ago from in my own mind

      and away we go!

    • sensu0s profile image

      sensu0s 8 years ago

      You are my first viewer and fan for my very first hub. So you are kind of special for me. Thanx for your encouragement and ....over 1000 fans from juz 9 hubs!!! thats amazing!

    • kevin1877uk profile image

      kevin1877uk 8 years ago

      hiya, thanks for your hub, makes more sense about how to make money out of this lol, ok thanks again take care


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      mustangluvr 8 years ago from Florida

      These are really helpful tips thanks!

    • Cosmo Freebird profile image

      Cosmo Freebird 8 years ago

      Thanks for the helpful hints! I 'm just getting started and this advice really helps.

      Cosmo Freebird

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      erikarenee 8 years ago

      good to know...thats rly cool and i guess id fall under the catagory of "terrible writers" lol

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      deepakeapen 8 years ago

      Thanks for the comment Angel.

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      Dad2401x1 8 years ago from California

      Thank you for the tips!

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      gogonzgo77 8 years ago

      Hey chica! I feel truly blessed that you were one of the first people to view my first HUB. You held my hand through this process and you didn't even know it! :) Thanks again and please keep posting!!

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      lecarnathangollih 8 years ago

      Thanks for the info! I am new to this as well.

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      Tai09 8 years ago

      cheers for the info, is a lifesaver!

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      veggarden 8 years ago

      Thank you for the info.

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      ediggity 8 years ago

      Thanks for the info!

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      Rebecca E. 8 years ago from Canada

      thanks for this awesome hub, great to learn the basics again and again. =)

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      talksex2230 8 years ago

      thanks for the comment

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      Angel Of Love 8 years ago

      divinemerylover1, you are welcome and thank you too for the same encouragement. God bless.

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      divinemercylover1 8 years ago

      Thanks Angel for your article. Always nice to hear from you and your encourgement for all of us writers, after all, it is our passion to be creative and to share as well as embracing a divine close to someone bigger than all of us. Kindest Regards,

      John, also known as SP.

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      Ask Tess 8 years ago from Europe

      Thanks, just joined and I love it.

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      Angel Of Love 8 years ago

      MsSimple, you're very welcome.

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      Angel Of Love 8 years ago

      Be_Calm, great, enjoy hubbing.

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      MsSimple 8 years ago from Redmond

      Thanks for that quick start guide

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      Be_Calm 8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I recently published my first Hub Page. It's EZ