ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

HubPages, Making Money on it and My Personal Tips

Updated on February 13, 2013

Hi everyone! A few days ago I got a new, silver colored medal and that's when I realized that I've been the member of HubPages for one whole year now. To celebrate this anniversary, I thought I'll write a promotion hub of HubPages nowhere else but on HubPages! I think that's a great opportunity to show the ones who haven't heard about the site that how great it is and to help the ones who just got started and want some tips on how to make the most out of their hubs in order to earn money. So let's get started!

What is HubPages?

For the ones who just got there somehow by surfing on the Internet, let me make you clear where your surfboard landed. HubPages is a site where you write articles about anything you love, decorate them with pictures, videos, make them interactive by adding polls to them then sharing your masterpiece with the whole world. After that, your job only job is to sit back and watch the unsuspecting surfers (the ones like you) flowing into your page reading, loving and sharing your Hub. We just call them traffic...and with great traffic comes not only great responsibility but great money as well! Yes, HubPages is a place where you can actually make a nice passive income, but that's not the main purpose here. The most important thing is to have fun Hubbing, the money is just a bonus.

How to make money on HubPages?
How to make money on HubPages? | Source

How can you earn money on it?

"How can Hubbing make me money?" you may ask. Well it's really simple. Next to your published Hubs you will see Google advertisements. Those are usually related to your hub so it has a nice chance that people who read your Hub will click on them. If this happens, you get money from Google. Well, actually you only get the money in 60% of the time and in the remaining 40% the revenue goes to HubPages. I think that's a fair share as long as HubPages gives as maximum support and a great platform where we can play with our creativity.

For the ones who are in a mood for writing reviews, there's an option to add Amazon and Ebay products to your hubs. If someone buys the product you get a commission from Amazon/Ebay. This is also a great way to maximize your income and to separate big walls of text in order to get a more beautiful hub.

Write about what you love!
Write about what you love! | Source

What should you write about?

It's simple: you should write about the things you love. It can be anything as long as it's original. For example, I wrote many articles about endangered animals because I felt like I had to write them. It's true that they don't make me a lot of money because there are a very few people who care about those animals, but I did it because I wanted so. I could say that write about things that make you the most money, but I won't. That's just only my personal advice, but if you would like to go on the "less human more moneymaker" way then you can do that as well.

Length, Decoration and the Paths

About the length of an article, I usually write them between 400 and 1000 words, but that's just a rough approximate of how long they should be. I like to fill them with pictures and polls so it will be less boring to read them (I hope they are not boring, but I'm paranoid so I need those pictures and polls!!). There are five paths you can follow (unless you're super creative and you find your own path). That means your hub will be one of those, probably more of those at once:

  • Interesting
  • Awesome
  • Useful
  • Beautiful
  • Funny

My Tips On Paths

I usually write my hubs to be interesting, so the ones who read my hub are people who are just bored. It's one of the easiest roads to follow, as there are a lot of interesting things out there to write about. The Interesting path is also a good combo with Amazon books, so they have a great earning potential. Every now and then you will get an idea of an Awesome type of Hub. If this happens, grab the chance and build that Hub up immediately before you forget the idea! Those Awesome type of Hubs are the rare manifestations of the human brain, and they can be a traffic magnet if built well. The 'useful' articles are even better to earn money, they are usually how-to guides, reviews or recipes. The best kind of traffic is the one looking for useful information, they buy everything, they click on every advertisement, it's madness! (Well at least I am like this when i'm surfing for info). The Beautiful is like the woman version of the Awesome Hubs, and I think I don't have to explain the Funny one (or maybe I'm out of ideas). I don't have any suggestions here, pick the one that fits your style than go for it!

Source

Choose your path!

Which type of Hubs do you usually write (or plan on writing)?

See results

Tips For The Money Makers

If you want to join the site mostly because of it's earning potential then you will have some strict rules to follow in order to achieve your goal. You must understand that you need time and dedication to set up your Hubpire! Here are a few tips to start:

  • Write regularly! If you can write three hubs a week then write three hubs, if you can write five then write five, just don't stop!
  • Quality before quantity! Don't write hubs just for the sake of writing more hubs! Always write quality articles with original content, and take your time to make them look professional!
  • Activate yourself! Be a part of the community, follow others,comment on their hubs and answer their questions, you will not only drive traffic to your profile with this, you will also meet people who can help if you're stuck!
  • Be patient! This is not a method were you get rich in just a few days. You must be proud of every cent you make, and work hard to achieve your final goal: to have a stable passive income!

Books for Hubbers

Sign up and Hub!

I hope i covered everything you should know about this awesome site. If it got you interested then don't hesitate, sign up and write a hub. Happy Hubbing everyone!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Gil Silva profile image

      Gil Silva 

      5 years ago from Porto, Portugal

      Thanks for this Hub! It's very useful!

    • dearmommy profile image

      dearmommy 

      5 years ago

      Useful... I am a new hubber and still haven't qualified for adsense. I apprecaite feeling like I might eventually!! :)

    • kellyteam profile image

      Willette 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      Very useful hub. Thanks for sharing the information. Thumbs up and useful.

    • Missin Behavin profile image

      Melissa 

      5 years ago from Canada

      Nice helpful hub for beginners

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com 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: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    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 googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    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)
    Marketing
    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.
    Statistics
    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)