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How to Earn Money with HubPages

Updated on December 7, 2017
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Jamie is an expert with online marketing. Jamie has been using HubPages for over 1 year and has experience with writing quality articles.

How Earning Money On HubPages Works

It can be really fun to earn money on Hubpages, but not everybody will enjoy it. Especially not those without an adsense account, since adsense is one of the ways we use HubPages to make money. Don’t worry though, having a HubPages account is one of the easiest and most effective ways to get a hosted adsense account. A hosted adsense account means that you will be enrolled in the adsense program through a hosted account, meaning that you will only be able to use it with HubPages and other Google Partners.

We will go over the steps to getting an adsense account later in the article. For now, let’s go over the steps to get you started with HubPages so that you can start earning money.

Another Way to Make Money with HubPages

Another way you can start earning more money online right away with HubPages is to go ahead and sign up for the Amazon referral program.
Another way you can start earning more money online right away with HubPages is to go ahead and sign up for the Amazon referral program.

Step 1: Get Signed Up

The first think you need to do, is sign up for HubPages, this is quite honestly the easiest step. It is completely free and you will never be charged any fees. Once you are signed up with HubPages, you will want to set up your profile. Begin by adding a background and profile image. Make sure you add your Paypal information, this is the only way that HubPages will pay you.

Step 2: Begin Writing Content

Now that you have gotten your profile set up, we can get to the best part of HubPages, writing the articles. Your articles should be as unique as possible, never plagiarized. If you plagiarize or steal somebody else’s content, you will not be published and you can potentially be banned.

You may already have articles in mind or even drafted. You might even have an idea of which niche you would like to write about. Even if you haven’t planned ahead, that’s okay, because HubPages does not require you to stick to any specific topics, you can write about as many different things as you would like.

The greatest advice you will receive about writing content is to create “evergreen articles”. What this means is that your content will be relatable and popular for months or years to come. For instance, if you create an article about something that is trending now, it may lose it’s popularity and traffic over time as people lose interest in the topic.

An “evergreen article” is an article that never gets old and never goes out of style. It will be searched for months and years to come. This is a must to creating long term money from HubPages.

Step 3: Understand Content Isn't Everything

Although you’ve written a beautiful evergreen article, that may not be quite enough to pull in the traffic. You will need to do keyword research as well. It is very important to write articles about things that people care about and search for.

Step 4: Doing Keyword Research

There are tons of sites and ways to do keyword research and we won’t be going into all of that detail in this article, however we will be talking about one particular way to choose your keywords and how to use them.

The tool that we will discuss is called Google Keyword Planner. It is a free tool and you can use it by searching for “google keyword planner”. You simply type in your subject and the keyword planner show you relevant search terms and the amount of traffic searching those terms.

Unlike a lot of site that have a spot for you to add certain keyword tags for search engines to find, HubPages does not do that. You will need to put your Keywords in the title of the article and also in the Hyperlink of your article.

Step 5: Keep Creating Content

By now you can understand that just one article won’t be enough to earn much on HubPages. You need to write as many articles as you can, the more you create, the more chances you have of gathering readers. Google also likes to see more articles attached to your main hub, as this makes you more “trustworthy” to Google.

This is obviously a numbers and quality game. You must create evergreen articles, but evergreen articles take time to complete. You also need to make as many articles as possible. Keep this in mind as you’re making articles though, 10 evergreen articles will make you more money than 10 articles that are substandard and will fade with time.

Creating evergreen content is worth the time put into them.

Step 6: Share, Share, Share

Sharing your articles is a very important thing to do. Not only will it bring you more traffic from the share, but Google will also see the linking between sites and will possible rank you higher on the search engine.

Imagine the possibilities of sharing your article with 10,000 people on Instagram or 10,000 people on Twitter or Facebook.

HubPages only has direct linking for Pinterest, Flipboard and Facebook, but you can always grab your article link and share it on your own through whichever other social sites yous prefer. I recommend Tumblr, Reddit, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter to maximize your traffic.

Step 7: Keep it Up

Now you will just keep repeating steps 4 through 6 to keep writing as many articles as you can. Don’t get disparaged, it will take time. Keep it up and make those evergreen articles! HubPages provides a goals section at the top right of your article as suggestions on things to do for your article, we highly recommend following those goals and trying to hit them as often as possible.

This goal list is at the top right of the article while you are in edit mode.
This goal list is at the top right of the article while you are in edit mode.

How to Register for Monetization of Your Article

In order to register for adsense through HubPages, you either need an active adsense account of your own already ready, or you can register for one after you’ve gotten started with HubPages. There are some steps that will help you get approved for adsense through HubPages:

- Have at least 20 evergreen articles published.
- Each article should be at least 1,000 words.
- Have traffic going to each article.
- Complete your profile.

Once you’ve taken those 4 steps, you can apply for adsense through HubPages in the earnings tab. Approval from adsense, could take a few weeks, so be prepared to wait.

Google adsense will contact you via email to let you know of your approval, or disapproval. If you get rejected, write another article or two and resubmit an application, follow that process until you get approved. Sometimes, depending on what country you are in, Google may expect your page to be at least 6 months old. If you are in one of those countries, you will get rejected until you reach the 6 month time frame.

Thank you for reading and good luck with your HubPages. If you have anything to add to this article feel free to message me or leave a comment below.

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    • Reginald Thomas profile image

      Reginald Thomas 

      8 months ago from Connecticut

      Thank you for writing a very good article. The information is a nice review for me. Unfortunately, I am finding little in the way of earning money as I have 30 articles and some traffic but see 30 cents a month. Any suggestions?


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