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Can You Make Money on Hubpages? I Review My Thoughts After Publishing 100 Hubs

Updated on December 29, 2012

Like some other hubbers who have tracked their progress here on hubpages, I had meant to write a hub to commemorate my one year anniversary on Hubpages, but it didn’t materialize. 3 months passed, and I finally published my 100th hub. I thought this hub would then be a great opportunity to post some of my reflections about my time over here in Hubpages.

My original reason for signing up for Hubpages was because I wanted to find a way to earn some pocket money to finance my studies. Money wise, I have to confess that I am still figuring out how to best make money on this site. I did get my first payout a few months back, but the rate at which I am accruing my cents and dollars is still rather slow - you'll see my earnings below.


Interesting 101 Hub Facts

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Total no. of hub views  
33 608  
No. of hubpages ad program payouts
No. of followers
Average daily earnings
30-50 cents
Amount earned on google adsense
< $50
Total no. of comments
Average daily views

I think many people would agree that one of their main motivations to sign up for a Hubpages account was financial related. Thus I am going to share some of my observations here, and I would love to hear from other hubbers if they share the same views.

Financial observations

  • My views go up when I publish a new hub.

Whenever I publish a new hub, I find that I seem to get a small surge in views, from the Hubpages community. It takes a while before google traffic kicks in and all. Depending on my topic, I get an average of 10 views or so when I publish an article.

My article that had a most interesting spike in views was the hub in which I chronicled my first sixth months here on hubpages. However, that spike in views did not last long, although I found many kind hubbers who were in the same boat as I was, and many others also who were willing to give me tips to improve.

After I reached about 80 articles or so, I found that I earned about 30 to 40 cents each day.

This was my residual income largely from google traffic, not Hubpages. At that time, I was extremely busy at school so I didn’t write much (if at all), and didn’t comment much either. I found that my views plateaued to about slightly more than 100 each day, and dipped down to below 80 on the weekends. This was after the panda saga was over and things were much more stable.

  • My views go up if I leave comments on the people’s hubs.

This is interesting as I find my profile views actually increase especially if I leave a comment on a hub that many people are commenting on.

After joining the Hubpages Ad program, my google adsense account has not seen many clicks. This is probably because my hubs aren't that easily monetized since I like to write about topics such as psychology.

Now this statement cannot be taken as the truth, as my hubs are not always the sort that attract viewers to click on the ads, as the ads are probably not linked to the hub content. However, this statement has been made by many who are much more informed about how these ad programs work. And I have observed this change for myself too. I am not complaining, and I don’t advice you take my personal observation and apply it to yourself as you might be writing more product reviews.

After writing 100 hubs on Hubpages, I feel quite a sense of achievement, although I know that I had planned to reach my 100 hubs much earlier than this. That said, I have more than anything, enjoyed the community here. Some of the hubbers here are one of the sweetest that I have ever met.

Here are some of the hubbers that I do love to follow! You should check them out too!

  • Vocalcoach writes very inspiring hubs about music and food, well-being.... all sorts of things! She also leaves the sweetest comments on my hubs. She has tons of followers, and so I know there are many who love her heart.
  • Hyphenbird has extremely insightful hubs about all sorts of things. She has a gift with words and my favorite series of hubs that she has written is about female characters in the Bible - those that we would have totally missed if we were reading through the Bible.
  • I enjoy A.A. Zavala’s psychology hubs the best, as they are detailed and insightful. He also has other hubs about his life experiences and tributes to other hubbers.
  • Emichael has a very delightful way of tellig stories, and I enjoy reading his hubs, especially his short stories.
  • Denise Handlon writes inspiring hubs about all sorts of topics. But I find them really inspiring. She also leaves great comments, and I learned a lot about the art of commenting from the way she left hers.
  • Prasetio30 writes about really interesting topics. You’ll never know what to expect next. If you enjoy discovery channel, and if you just like to be fascinated, you should read his hubs!
  • Justateacher writes very precious hubs that give us a glimpse into her calling to work with special needs children. Reading her hubs always fill me with warmth.

I daresay the best part about Hubpages is still the community, and being able to share some of my writing with others. I'm going to keep writing, and being part of this community!


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    • rohanfelix profile image

      Rohan Rinaldo Felix 

      4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Interesting info from an experienced hubber! Thank you very much! Voted up and useful!

    • CarNoobz profile image


      5 years ago from USA

      So, now that you're coming up on 2 years, how's it going (congrats on the 100 milestone, by the way). I've been on HP almost a year, but I still have a long way to go to reach 100 hubs.

    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Hi precy anza!

      I'm glad you found some similarities here! When I get to earn 90cents a day i'll be jumping for joy, and I'll probably write another hub to celebrate!

    • precy anza profile image

      precy anza 

      6 years ago from USA

      Found some similarities here. Like I do get much views too every time I publish a new hub, or I comment. With the earnings, I do get less than 90 cents/day with Hubpages Ad program. This was a helpful hub you did with your observations and experienced reaching your 100th. :)

    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Hey Mekenzie,

      Thank you for your encouragement! I do hope to increase the number of hubs that I have, although sometimes that is much easier said than done.

      I hope you like some of my favorite hubbers too!

    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Dear Anglnwu,

      So nice to see you here! Yes, I wouldn't be here if not for the people - I enjoy reading your hubs, they have a unique cultural flavor and also you have a lot of wisdom to share!

    • Mekenzie profile image

      Susan Ream 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Congrats to you on publishing your 100th hub .. you are an ambitious and inspiring young lady! I've been writing on the hubs a little over two years and only published 60 give me motivation to get busy. :)

      It is wonderful of you to share about those hubbers that are special to you. I am going to check some of them out based on what you had to say about them. :)

      Great Hub! Voted Up and Awesome.


    • anglnwu profile image


      6 years ago

      Congrats on publishing your 100th hub. Good observations. I agree that the community is one of the perks of writing here on hubpages. Since I don't write on popular subjects or write with the intent to sell, my earnings are more brownie money than anything. Thanks for sharing.

    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Hey Teresa,

      Appreciate you dropping by and leaving a comment! I hope to grow the number of hubs I have here. And I'll write another hub if anything cool happens.

    • Teresa Schultz profile image

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Congrats on publishing 100 hubs, and it was interesting to read your thoughts on what's been happening for you on HubPages. Your observations are interesting, and helpful.

    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Thank you so much Bill! I get really excited when I learn that people enjoy reading what I write!

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      Bill Aldrich 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Congratulations on your 100th hub, I have really enjoyed reading over this and your previous hubs this morning. Thanks

    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Hey AnnaStephens!

      Yes do publish more regularly, as I discovered when I did, I suddenly had more views.

      Regarding your number of views, I find that so strange as they ought to climb up instead of drop. I did have funny days where my views dropped suddenly but after I hit 80 hubs or so, things more or less stabilized for me. Perhaps you could ask this question in the forums?

      All the best with your studies! =)

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      6 years ago

      Hi, I really enjoyed reading this hub - I complete my studies in June and would like (after a suitable period of relaxation) to publish hubs more regularly.

      What I've found really strange is that not long ago I was getting around 40 hub views a day, but then I published two book review hubs in fairly quick succession, and I'm now getting about 6 views per day. I really don't understand what more hubs is, for me, equalling less views.

      Any ideas?


    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Hey Angie!

      I'm glad I'm not the only one who's kinda trudging along. Now we are both going to aim high - we'll reach that 1000 one hub at a time. I don't know how those hubbers who reach 1000 do it - quite amazing!

      Thank you for your encouragement! =)

    • Angie Jardine profile image

      Angie Jardine 

      6 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      Good points made here, Charlotte ... I had the same aims ... 100 hubs in a year.

      Like you I haven't quite made it either ... rats! I've got another 5 to write and I've already been here 14 months ... but I'm in it for the long haul so I guess I'll just keep at it.

      Congrats on the 100 ... now for a 1000 eh?

    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Hey teaches12345,

      Thank you for your visit! There are just so many great writers here that I learn so much from! Hopefully one day I can be like them.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Congratulations, Charlotte! I appreciate your thoughts and reflections of your experience. I follow many of the same hubbers, and they are all terrific writers and great support. Thanks for sharing.

    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Hey humbly mom!

      Thank you for your vote! I couldn't have reached 100 without the support from everyone here. When I see how hubbers encourage each other to write and appreciate each others writing, I can't help but feel challenged to write more. =)

    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Hi Misty,

      thank you for your link and comment! Appreciate the visit!

    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Dear LilaDaley,

      Welcome to hubpages! I think you'll like it very much, as I have. It feels really special to be part of such a welcoming community. =) Keep going, and I read a lot about the hubpages ad program too before I finally understood what it was all about. The FAQs and the learning centre are really helpful!

    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Hey BuyaBiz,

      Yes it does feel like such a hill to climb! But it feels great now that I finally reach the top! That said, I plan to expand the number of hubs that I have. Thank you for dropping by and for leaving your encouraging comment!

    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Hey justateacher,

      Thank you for your comment! I too think that the community here is what makes this place so special! You know, I am going to add you in my list of hubbers whose writing I enjoy reading - you write about such precious topics!

      I will share your joy when you reach your first payout! It took a long time for me. =)

    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Hey workathomemums!

      Thank you for dropping by! Keep at it! I must admit I never dared to try any of the hub challenges as I didn't want to give myself any pressure. All the best with your challenge. I hope you can share with us your observations when you reach hub 100 too - it'll be interesting cause I took over a year to achieve what you're planning to do in a few months. =)

    • Charlotte B Plum profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte B Plum 

      6 years ago

      Hey Kelleyward!

      Thank you for dropping by! I too enjoy reading the experiences of other hubbers so I can learn what works for them and what doesn't. So I guess that's why I decided to write my 6th month review, and this 100th hub review too. =) I'll keep working at this!

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      Humbly Mum 

      6 years ago from Maine

      Impressive and commendable! I voted awesome because, well, that's what I think! Thank you for sharing!

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      6 years ago

      I know how you feel about being a little disappointed with how much you are earning. Check out this wordpress blog that will show you how to get direction and pick the topics and places that will actually earn you money, REAL money that will help pay bills. its for SAHM but it'll work for college kids too. its at

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      Lila Daley 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Wow! 100 hubs posted. Congrats! I only signed up to HubPages a few weeks ago. I am still trying to navigate the Ad pay out programs.

      Good luck to another 100 hubs posted!

    • BizVT34 profile image


      6 years ago from USA

      Wow,100 Hubs seems like a big hill to climb! Congratulations and thanks for your interesting thoughts.

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      LaDena Campbell 

      6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      First of all, congrats on making it to 100! Secondly, I could have written this hub myself! Only I still haven't reached a payout yet..At this point the money is secondary to the community of HubPages...the people here are worth more money than I could ever be paid!

    • WorkAtHomeMums profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      Interesting hub and interesting observations to read. I am on a personal challenge to write 100 hubs in 100 days. Never done anything like this before. Just published #38 and I am 31 days in. I think you have done well considering your studies. Keep it up. :)

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your experiences here at Hubpages. I always find it helpful to hear firsthand from what other Hubbers have experienced. Congrats!


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