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Newbies - Kick Start to Success on Hubpages

Updated on January 25, 2012

(Written November 2009, Updated January 2012)

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Welcome to Hubpages

I have only been on HP for 6 months, but have learnt so much in that short period of time, which has been of great benefit to me. I believe if you have the tools to do a job, you’ll be able to do it more effectively and get good results quicker.

A lot of new Hubbers, post questions, so I thought it would be a good idea to write a simple short Guide to give people a Kick Start.

** P/s note, text in light blue are links. Double click on them.

HHelp – Never hesitate to ask for Help if you are not clear on anything and when you publish your first Hub, you can post it in Forums where people will welcome you and give you good feedback on your Hub. For help with your new Hub – post it under Extreme Hub Makeover. See an Example below:

New Hubber looking for Helpful Feedback

UUndertake Challenges – There are Hub Challenges that run in HP. E.g 30 day Challenge – where Hubbers write a Hub a day, for 30 days. You can start when you want. From experience, this increases traffic to your Hubs, increases your earnings. You also get a lot of feedback, so you can evaluate your writing. No need to panic - If you can’t complete 30 days, there is no penalty. It’s just good motivation. The most recent challenge is The November Challenge. If you do take part, when you publish your Hubs, post them here: November Hub Challenge

BBuddies or Fans. Don’t isolate yourself. Read other people’s Hubs and write comments. (remember to rate the Hub). If you like their articles or Profile, you could even fan them. They most likely will return the compliment by checking out a few of your Hubs etc . Also, Visit Forums and you’ll get to know other Hubbers through interactivity - that way more people will get to know you. Apart from Fans, you might even develop some good friendships. I have met some really lovely people in HP, who I am also in contact with outside HP.

Adsense Pay

PPay – Join Affiliates programs, particularly Google and Amazon.

AArticles – Write articles of good content. Make them interesting. Give them good titles and put in a lot of Tags. If you don’t know what to write about, visit the Ideabank – there are hundreds of ideas.

GGoogle Key word tool – Google keyword tool gives you new keyword ideas. It also helps you know how popular a word or phrase is. See example below; I typed in "drinking" and it's given me ideas on topics to write about as well as indicating how popular the word is.

Google Keyword Tool

EEnjoy it - People are more productive, when they enjoy what they are doing. Things to enjoy include:

** Reading Forums Posts. Examples:

http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/24863

http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/26789

** Reading and Contributing to Q & A – Examples - Question about Divorce and Living Debt Free

Ps. You can also use Q & A in preparation for a Hub. Post any question under the sun. (well, within reason)

** Interactivity (otherwise called Hubtivity)

** Learn new things, useful Tips, read, fiction stories etc If you read a Hub and really liked it , you can Bookmark it. (Bookmark is just under your Avatar)

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SStatistics – If used wisely could help a lot. If you click on My Account at the top of your page, it will show you your Statistics (if it doesn’t, click on Statistics) All your Hubs are displayed giving you details of how many times they have been viewed and their performances over certain periods etc . This info. helps you know which Hub is doing well or if there is the need to tweak certain Hubs etc For a more detailed breakdwown - sign up with Google Analytics. (For more info on Google Analytics, refer to my Hub below - Making Money from my Hobby)

You can also view your Statistics in a graph. On your profile page, click on View Stats. A graph will appear.

There is so much more to learn and you will in good time. Meanwhile, I hope the Tips I have shared with you get you off to a very good start. Good Luck and feel free to email me any questions. Ready, steady, gooooooooooooo.....

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Update January 2012

Also join the Hubpages Ad Program

It is an additional way of earning money. More details here: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/earnings-program



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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Jgefm - I'm glad you found it useful. Good luck.

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      jgefm 5 years ago

      Thank you Lady E! It's nice to have so much information in one place. Saves a lot of time.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Xanzacow. Good to see you.

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      Cynthia 5 years ago from North Myrtle Beach, SC

      Thank you for the info. Rated up!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Angie and good luck with the Adsense Application.:-)

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      Angie D 5 years ago from Cebu, PH

      This is a nice hub! I'll check back here once I finally get my Adsense application approved, I still haven't applied since I'm just starting out. In a month's time I probably will. Thanks! ;-)

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hello gmaoli - welcome to Hubpages.

      I am glad you found this article useful and hope you enjoy writing and interacting on site.

      Good Luck.

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      Gianandrea Maoli 5 years ago from South Carolina

      I'm pretty new to HubPages, so this certainly serves as a good reference. I'll certainly try the Forums at some point too. I've actually noticed that when I've posted Questions and made various comments, it's helped my traffic a little bit and gets me a few followers. Thanks a bunch!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks a lot, easylearningweb.

      I really appreciate you stopping by. :)

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      Amelia Griggs 5 years ago

      Helpful hub with great tips, and I liked how you formatted it and spelled out Hubpages. Cool...thanks!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hello CoachCatherine

      I'm glad you found it useful and hope you enjoy writing here. Best Wishes, Elena.

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      CoachCatherine 5 years ago from Altamonte Springs, FL

      Thanks for a great hub. I found it very informative, especially since I am new to HubPages.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks The North Star.

      Good Luck with writing/Publishing online.

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      The North Star 6 years ago from Ursa Minor

      It can be done.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks Mitschell - Lovely of you to stop by.

      ** Cheers Luvs2Write - Nice of you to comment.

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      luvs2write 6 years ago from Cincinnati, Ohio

      very good hub. thank you for the great info

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      mitshell 6 years ago from worlwide

      Lady_E doing what she does best great,useful and informative article there.I like that

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Spotlight

      I am glad you found it useful and wish you success writing online. Most of all, I hope you enjoy it. :)

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      Jennifer Pena 6 years ago from California

      Thank-you for the advice article im a new hub member I barely joined and I will use this article as a reference thanks for the help!

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Marian. Good luck with Writing Online.

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      Marian Cates 6 years ago from Stevenson, WA

      Thanks for the tips!

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Brother Lemmy, I appreciate you stopping by. :)

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      Ben 6 years ago from UK

      Great stuff!Thanks for the time to share your thoughts. Well done

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Revmjm - glad you found it useful.

      Best Wishes. :)

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      Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Thanks so much for the excellent tips. I am a newbie and this was helpful advice.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Bloomchand

      I'm glad you found it useful and wish you success on HP. :)

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      bloomchand1 6 years ago

      Hai lady_E..

      I have joined hub a one month back,now only i read your hub its very useful new bee like me.greatful and thank you for ur hubs.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Jay, there are options to insert Keywords as you create your Hub. These are words that people can search on to get to your article. Example: from the comment you posted, if I were to select keywords from it.... They would be: Tips, learning, hubs.

      Good luck.

      ** Hello Treasuresofheaven - Glad you found it useful. Best Wishes

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      Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

      I can use this hub LadyE, thanks so much.

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      jaylazmama 7 years ago

      I joined hubpages a few weeks ago and im still learning. you wrote some useful tips. I still cant figure out the thing about keywords. How do you add keywords to your hubs?

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Katie - Good to see you again. :)

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Very Good and Proven Tips for newbies to kick start to success on HubPages. I wish I had such a great resource when I first started. This is exactly what newbies need. Thanks and Great Job!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Amorea - Glad you found it useful and Best wishes for writing on Hubpages. :)

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      amorea13 7 years ago

      Lady E thanks - for all that advice so generously given - to be honest I came to HP just to write when I had something to say so things like 'keywords' etc are at the moment way beyond me - however, I can now see the sense in working on them and your advice is so helpful and clearly arranged - may have to come back sometime for more advice! Many thanks again LE

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Darren - Wishing you good luck on HP.

      Nice Avatar.

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      Darren_J.A 7 years ago from ENGLAND

      great hub. still learning so hubs like this really help.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Flowerpick - glad you found it useful.

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      flowerpick 7 years ago from PHILIPPINES

      thanks for the info... Great article!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks The Taco - Welcome to Hubpages.

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      Jim Jimbo 7 years ago

      Thank you for the guide! I recently joined HP and have three hubs. I'm glad there are so many people on this site that can give out some very useful information.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Entourage - The fact that you have started writing Hubs already means you are getting more momentum because people are reading them daily.

      (keep them coming though)

      Thanks for your comments. I really wish you well. :)

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      Stuart 7 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      I cant wait until I start to get more momentum with google adsense. You have some impressive earnings along with a very impressive fan base. Great Article

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Etherealenigma - thanks for stopping.

      You don't have to write on Redgage or Xomba. You simply post/upload the links to your Hubs which brings more traffic (people to ur articles). It just means your articles will be seen in many places - increasing your adsense. Best Wishes. :)

      ** Hi Mdscoggins - My Hubscore like everyone else's goes up and down. It's all to do with traffic. If the traffic goes down a bit, my score will drop to the 90s. Wishing you well on Redgage and Xomba. :)

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      Michelle Scoggins 7 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Lady E, thank you for the advice and hopefully I see some traffic as I just joined Redgage and Xomba. I just like seeing everyone's layouts to see how I can spice my hubs up some as they range from a high score to low? How long did it take you before your profile was at 100?

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      Sandra M. Urquhart 7 years ago from Florida

      Great hub. Curious though; you said you can post links on redgage and xomba, but when I looked at them, it looked like simply an article site like hubpages, and I don't want to spread myself too thin here, because I have to have time to write. I've already got three sites I'm posting in on a variety of topics, but I haven't figured the adsense thing out very well yet, and don't seem to be having any luck with amazon.com. Advice?

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks so much for your kind comments, QueenStars. I'm glad you found it useful. Drop me an email if I can be of any help.

      Best Wishes.

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      QueenStars 7 years ago from England

      You are a very nice person, thanks for sharing your knowledge with the world.

      Your advice is great; very helpful and I thank you.;)

      xxx

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks so much for visiting Entourage. Best Wishes.

      ** Cheers Hubpageswriter - I hope you enjoy writing online and wish you success with it.

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      hubpageswriter 7 years ago

      Certainly very helpful and you are not selfish in your knowledge at all. I love to read hub guides for beginners and such because of the numerous knowledge which could be gained and renewed. Hub up. :)

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      Stuart 7 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      Very impressive hub, thank you for all the information!!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Christine - Just enjoy writing for now.

      Take it easy. :)

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      Christine Elliott 7 years ago

      Most interesting & helpful.

      But- very scary. I/m just putting in my big toe to test the waters.

      I'm a little overwhelmed everyone is so good at this.

      I'll have todo much more reading of the sites before i venture futher.

      Thanks for putting so much into this, & for the info

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers kai777 - glad you stopped by.

      Thanks and Best Wishes.

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      kai777 7 years ago from Chicago

      Wow! this was really useful. Just what I was looking for. Thanks!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks Donna - I'm glad you found it helpful and wish you lots of luck with the Challenge. I did it months ago and it made a positive difference. Regards. :)

      ** Welcome Debra - That's the best way. It gives you a feel of the site and gets you organised. Best Wishes

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      debrahemphill 7 years ago

      Thanks for the newbies info, Lady_E. I just signed up a few minutes ago. May not be on here much starting out, but I will continue to read and take in all the info until I am set to write something myself. Gotta get in a routine first. Lol

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      Donna Wallace 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Lady_E, what great advice! You answered so many of my questions, and now I'm not nervous about the 30 day challenge. I hadn't joined because I wasn't sure if I could write that much. Thank you!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Steve - Good Luck. :)

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      wsteveg 7 years ago

      Just got here. Lucky to read you stuff!

      Thanks

      Steve

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      True Kennynext - I'm still learning about life itself.

      Thanks for stopping.

      Best Wishes.

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      kennynext 7 years ago from Everywhere

      thanks for a great article. You are right about so much to learn. That includes life itself.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Glad you found it useful John.

      I wish you all the Best on HP. :)

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      John B Badd 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Great advice. I am new and learing the statistical part will help me anilize my hubs.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      I totally agree with you Suny. Hope you find it useful and best wishes on HP. Regards.

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      suny51 7 years ago

      Its a great lesson Lady_E,I am book marking this for detailed studies,but one thing is for sure this is a good place to learn if nothing else.Thank you very much.awesome.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers platinumowl.

      I really wish you well on Hubpages.

      Regards.

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      platinumOwl4 7 years ago

      Yesterday, I made a firm decision, My head is filled with information. I will empty it of all that is useful.The remainder will go into the basket. Thanks for this page.

      keep me in mind.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Hi SupportMed,

      I'm glad you found it helpful. The more Traffic you get to your Hubs, hopefully, the more clicks and bigger Adsense cheques. lol.

      Best Wishes. :)

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      Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

      Helpful advice not only for a newbie. I'm seeing I must spend more time enriching traffic to my hubs. Peace/rated up!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks ceholmes

      Glad you found it useful and wish you success on HP. :)

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      ceholmes 7 years ago from Chicago

      Great, insightful advice Lady_E. This is very helpful esp. the contests/challenges and hub feedback!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Philly.

      Best Wishes.:)

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      Phillyfreeze69 7 years ago

      Hi Lady_E

      Thanks your comment on Angie's photos...the shots were taken last August in Puerto Vallarta, MX using available light. I surely will read some of your hubs, I like the one on Computer Passwords.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Stoni

      Wishing you success with it.

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      stoni taylor 7 years ago from atlanta

      incredibly helpful.let me get started.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks 07Angel01

      Welcome to Hubpages; For now it's best writing some Hubs, give it sometime and your Adsense will definitely start building. Best Wishes. :)

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      Diane Marie 7 years ago from Broomall, PA

      Thank you for this information! Great hub, I really like the format. I have only been a member of hubpages for 10 days now, and I am not making ANY money, so I appreciate the tips. Can't wait to read more:)

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Journey - I'm glad you found it useful. Best Wishes.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 7 years ago from USA

      Hi Lady_E, I'm not that new to HubPages anymore but can always use good advice and you've got it here! Thanks for the article.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Blognation. I wish you well with Blogging to the Nations. :)

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      blognation 7 years ago from Australia

      Thanks Lady_E, great advice for newbies like myself!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Lamme,

      Wishing you success on HP.

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      Lamme 7 years ago

      Thanks for the great advice.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Rismayanti,

      Wishing you success on HP. Let me know if you have any questions. Regards.

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      Rismayanti 7 years ago from Tropical Island

      hi lady_e exellent information and tips for newhub like me. thanks. I will follow you

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Stehphen - if you are with Hubpages, that's a start to earning adsense.Once you sign up, your affiliate code is automatically put on your profile. Sign up at google.com/adsense. Having a website is just extra adsense.

      Good luck.

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      Stephen 7 years ago

      Hi Lady_ E !

      Am a new hubber... Just getting started. I quite agree with you that one would really need all the materials to get it right ! Thanks 4 the tips. My problem is that I don't really have a personal web-site 2 get affiliated with Google Adsense or Amazon which is one of the requirements... Am lost in getting one I can really manage... Pls hw do I get this right, so I'll get paid 4 my work (hub) ? Thanx.. Lots of luv !

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Kims,

      I'm glad you found it useful.

      Wishing you success on HP. :)

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      kims3003 7 years ago

      Nicely done. Very helpful and useful information. Very kind of you to share this information with others. A+!!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Sorry to hear this Ngria. You've been on HP for a long time. Register here: www.google.com/Adsense. The Code is automatically generated and appears in your Affiliates Tab.

      Then, Google will verify your address and telephone number and the process should be complete. You will then receive payment any time your reach $100. Good Luck.

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      NGRIA Bassett 7 years ago from Bermuda

      Thanks LadyE I still have not gotten the adsense benifits as yet. Must re read this hub and follow the instructions carefully.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Susan. Glad you found it useful and wish you success on HP. Feel free to visit my profile anytime to read more hubs. :)

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      Susan Carter 7 years ago

      Thanks for providing such good tips for us newbies. I'm going to take your advice and use them. Can you tell me how to become a fan of yours? I'd like to read more of your bugs.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks Unchained Grace - wishing you success on HP.

      ** Wlecome to HP Edweirdo - thanks for your comments. Best wishes.

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      Edweirdo 7 years ago from United States

      Great advice Lady_E - yet another helpful hubber out there who gives their time to help us newbies!

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      Unchained Grace 7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Lady_E, I consider myself a Newbie here as I've only been around for like three months. I really enjoy the topic I write upon and this is pretty much where I'll stay. I do need to punch things up a bit though. Thanks for the help!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Swiftly - Hoping a big Adsense cheque comes your way soon. :)

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      SwiftlyClean 7 years ago from Texas

      Great hub and info thanks Lady_E

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Rob. Wishing you Success on HP. Regards.

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      Rob Banks 7 years ago

      Hey LadyE...Good advice for a newbie like me. Thank you