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Reflecting on My Success with HubPages

Updated on July 17, 2012

My Experience on HubPages

November 9, 2010 (updated Jan 16, 2011)

As one of the long time writers on HubPages I have recently had the honor of being interviewed by the HubPages marketing team as well as by a couple of outside publications regarding my experiences on HubPages.

I have also had the honor of being included along with some other great Hubbers and friends with a short article about me on their new HubPages Success Stories page.

In addition to this recent experience I have also had this pending request from new Hubber J Llera-Johnson as well as inquiries from my brother-in-law, who is about to take early retirement and is looking for an additional source of income, both of whom are looking for advice on writing for HubPages.

How I Came to Write for HubPages

The result of receiving these inquiries has been some reflection on what I have experienced on HubPages as well as what I have tried to do with HubPages and how that has worked or not worked for me

In addition to reflection and review of some of my earlier Hubs, I have also reviewed the tracking and income reports available from HubPages, Amazon and Google to see how my income has increased during the four years I have been writing for HubPages.

My Earnings from HubPages

A first question asked by many is how much am I earning from my HubPage writing. This is understandable as the opportunity to generate a second income (or even a primary income in the case of some Hubbers) is what attracts most people, including me, to HubPages.

A decade or more ago, having seen the explosive growth of the Internet, I concluded first, that this growth would result in a growing demand for content and, second, in that growing demand, lay opportunity.

Prior to my discovering HubPages I had located and begun writing for some sites. I had (and still have) two blogs which, in the two years before joining HubPages, generated a total of about $4 in Google AdSense earnings.

A couple of months before I discovered HubPages, I joined another start-up that had the same 50/50 AdSense earnings split as HubPages had at that time (HubPages now splits 60/40 with Hubbers receiving 60% and HubPages 40%) and, from the time of my joining in late July of 2006 until December 31, 2006 I managed to generate about $30 in Google AdSense earnings from that site.

I should point out that HubPages and other sites that split the Google AdSense earnings don't split the money itself but, instead, rotate the appearance of ads with users codes and ads with the site's codes.

In the case of HubPages, Google ads with the Hubber's codes appear 60% of the time on the writer's Hubs and Google ads with HupPages' codes appear 40% of the time (I believe that this is also true of the Amazon, eBay and Kontera ads). If HubPages split the money earned from the ads rather than the appearance of the ads themselves then HubPages, rather than Google, Amazon, etc. would pay us and report our income to the tax authorities.

While I continued to write for that site into 2007, it became apparent that this site lacked the dynamic leadership of the HubPages team. As result there were no regular enhancements to that site and no marketing of the site as a whole to either attract readers or attract good writers. That site basically stagnated and its lack of robust traffic was reflected in my Google AdSense earnings.

I discovered HubPages in mid-September 2006 and began writing and publishing multiple Hubs daily. In the roughly three months from September 22, 2006 to December 31st of that year I published a total of 163 Hubs and earned $73.46 from these Hubs in Google AdSense. I also won about $300 from HubPages for Hubs written for the contest they ran in November and December of 2006.

My HubPage Earnings Summary

Note:  the $7,761.16 for 2010 is cash received from Google AdSense through September 2010 and represents earnings through August.  September earnings wont be paid until the end of October 2010 and October earnings wont be paid until the end of Nove
Note: the $7,761.16 for 2010 is cash received from Google AdSense through September 2010 and represents earnings through August. September earnings wont be paid until the end of October 2010 and October earnings wont be paid until the end of Nove

Strategies for Earning Money with HubPages

I have learned a lot about writing and earning money from GoogleAdsense on HubPages and the web. From this, I have concluded that there appear to be three major strategies to choose from for earning GoogleAdsense income.

The first strategy is quantity (of course these have to be high quality as well). This basically involves producing a large number of Hubs in which each one averages $1 to $5 or more per month. For this to work one should write evergreen type Hubs which involve topics that remain relevant to readers over time and thus attract readers and generate AdSense income on an ongoing basis.

This quantity approach has been my main strategy although more by default and ignorance than design. As you can see from the table above my annual and monthly income from Google Adsense has risen steadily from $73.46 beginning in the last quarter of 2006 during which 163 Hubs were published to the first three quarters of 2010 during which my monthly income has averaged $816 and 555 Hubs generating that income.

The second approach would be to find a niche topic and write for the loyal audience interested in that topic. Early in my HubPage writing I saw a comment on a Hub by someone else by HubPage founder and CEO, Paul Edmonson in which he not only discussed the benefits of finding and writing for a niche but added that one Hubber, whom he did not identify, at that time (about 2007) was averaging about $1,500 per month in AdSense revenue (I don’t know if this was net or gross) with a mere 50 Hubs writing for a niche.

I haven’t used this approach mainly because I haven’t found a niche.

The third way is the keyword approach. Popular keywords are words used frequently in searches by people looking for content and Google directs these searches to articles and sites that have the same words in their content. Most Hubbers, including me, try to use words that will attract search traffic.

However, there is a science to this and one has to spend hours studying this topic and more hours researching the right keywords for a Hub. Fellow Hubber Misha, who has been writing on HubPages for three years, is a master at this. He has been writing almost as long as I have but has far fewer Hubs.

In a recent interview Misha indicated that his HubPage income averages about $80 per day and attributes his success to a combination of extensive keyword research and aggressive marketing of his Hubs. Misha is one of the many Hubbers whose Hubs about successful writing I look to to learn from.

Marketing you your Hubs is also an important element required for all three of these approaches and, as I have improved my skills in this area, my income has grown. I have also started doing more keyword research this year as well.

How Long it Took Before I Received My First AdSense Payout

As I mentioned above I had a couple of blogs with AdSense on them which I had been writing for two or three years prior to joining HubPages. As I recall, by September 22, 2006 when I published my first Hub, Holidays - Celebrate the Web on September 22nd with OneWebDay I had accrued four dollars and some cents from these two blogs.

I had also, in August of 2006, discovered and started writing for another site which had a 50/50 AdSense ad split the same as HubPages offered at that time (HubPages has now increase our portion to 60/40) and I began earning money on that site which amounted to about $30 between August and December.

However, it soon became clear that HubPages was attracting more traffic and more good writers than the other site. It also quickly became clear that, unlike every other site I had checked, HubPages was a community of great people.

In addition to making money from writing we interacted and shared with each other and with the team that owned and ran HubPages. HubPages was, and still is, a place where you can interact with others, share and learn from each other as well as ask and receive help from both the HubPage team and the Hubbers themselves.

In a way it is difficult to say whether the greatest attraction of HubPages is the superior money making opportunities offered by HubPages or the people associated with HubPages. Difficult, because, certainly in my case, and I am sure for others, my income from the site is higher and keeps growing in part because of what I have learned from others on HubPages to say noting of the continual improvements being made by the HubPage team and often in response to questions, suggestions and requests made by those of us doing the writing.

Bottom line is the atmosphere of the site is fun.

That being said, it did take me three months from mid-September to the end of December 2006 to earn enough to qualify for my first AdSense payout from Google in January 2007. Actually, my earnings from HubPages for that three month period totaled $73.46 which was not enough by itself for a January 2007 payout as Google only pays when a person’s total accrued earnings at the end of the previous month (December 31, 2006 in my case) is $100 or more.

However, in addition to the $73.46 I had accrued from HubPages by December 31, 2006 I also had about $4 accrued over the past two years from my two blogs and about $30 from the other site I began writing for in July 2006. When these two sources were combined with the much larger HubPage earnings for the last 3 months of 2006 my total due from Google exceed $100 and I received my first time ever check from Google in January 2007.

In January 2007 my Hubs generated a little over $100 themselves which meant that I would be paid again in February. While my non-HubPage writing has continued to produce two or three dollars per month, HubPages alone has always, with one exception, not only produced over $100 per month but has also kept increasing to the point where this year I have begun averaging between eight and nine hundred per month from HubPages.

As I noted above, I have been receiving monthly payments from Google every month except one since Juanuary 2007 as a result of my HubPage earnings. The one month that I did not receive a check was September 2007 and that was due to the fact that my total AdSense earnings for August 2007 (remember, Google pays a month after the income is earned) which came to $99 and eighty or ninety-some cents. I missed the $100 minimum amount for payment by twenty-cents or less. Instead of receiving my August 2007 earnings in September 2007, they were combined with my September 2007 earnings and received from Google in October 2007.

Amount of Time I Spend on HubPages

HubPages is not a place to get rich quick. While there may be an exception or two, the hours one spends working on HubPages yields very little in terms of income for that month. This is especially true in the beginning.

I began writing for HubPages on September 22, 2006 and wrote and published one or more Hubs each day through December 31, 2006 and estimate I averaged 3 - 4 hours a day working on HubPages during that period.

During those first three plus months on HubPages I published 163 Hubs and earned about $76 in Google AdSense from my HubPage writing which worked out to about thirty-one cents an hour or about what a nineteenth century child laborer in a Charles Dickens' novel earned.

At first glance, at thirty-one cents an hour, writing for HubPages does not make any sense at all. However, writing for HubPages (and other online activities that rely on Google AdSense or other advertising sources for income) is not a traditional job at an hourly wage where an individual is paid once for each hour worked.

With HubPages (and similar online work) one earns a residual rather than hourly income. Each Hub one publishes (assuming it is of good quality and evergreen) has the potential to continue producing income long after it has been published. For instance, a couple of my Hubs, How to Become a Fighter Pilot and How to Become a Commercial Pilot, both of which were written in November or December of 2006, began generating a couple of dollars a month initially but after the first two or three months the income from them has consistently averaged five to ten dollars or more a month.

Over the course of the four years between November-December of 2006 and today, Each of these two Hubs has probably earned me close to $400 per month ($800 for the two of them). Assuming I spent 4 hours on each or 8 hours total, my return on those 8 hours comes to $80 per hour and this average will only increase as, based on experience to date, I can expect each of them to continue to generate five to ten dollars or more every month for the forseeable future.

While eight hundred dollars in four years is not spectacular, I have continued to write and now have over 550 Hubs with most of them producing an average of a few cents to ten dollars or more per month. In the four years since I began writing for HubPages I have earned a total of $17,885.59 - the chart above displays my earnings for each year and the average payments I have received from Google AdSense each month of those years.

This isn’t bad for a job where you can work as much as you want, when you want and from where you want (while I usually write from home, this particular Hub is being written and published from the Holiday Inn in Barcelona, Spain where my wife and I are vacationing at the moment).

You can also take time off and still get paid. If I were to decide one morning to head to Canada, Europe or some other place in the world for the next month rather than going to my regular job and not bother to let my boss know that I was taking this impromptu vacation, let alone ask for the time off, I not only wouldn’t get paid for that time, I would get fired!

With HubPages I would not only be able to resume writing whenever I wanted, but also continue to get paid while away.

My youngest son, who writes as GreyFox on HubPages, is a perfect example of the benefits of residual income.

Seeing me win prize money from the contest HubPages sponsored in the Fall of 2006, he joined HubPages shortly after I did and wrote about 100 Hubs on topics for the contest. He did about as well as I did on the contest and then stopped writing after the contest ended in December 2006.

After a couple of months he began receiving about $101 or $102 every two to three months from Google. Despite his not continuing to write, he continued to receive the earnings every two to three months until this summer when he again began writing again on HubPages. With his renewed writing effort his income from writing has now risen to $100 or so every two months.

What other job can one simply walk away, unannounced, for a nearly 4 yeara and continue to get paid after three months of work? This is the beauty of residual income or income that keeps being generated from a past investment of time or money.

What My HubPage Earnings Have Allowed Me to Do

HubPages has been a source of additional income for me. I have tried to keep it separate from our other household income and use it for extras. Much of it has been used for business purposes, as I consider my HubPage and other writing a business. As such it has been used to purchase a laptop and a netbook computer as well as other equipment I use for my writing activities and for my online teaching.

I have also invested some for retirement and used some to make extra payments on bills, thereby paying them off faster. It has also come in handy to make up the difference between what we have needed for a major vacation, such as the European vacation my wife and I are enjoying to as I write this, and what we have been able to save out of the income from my wife's and my regular jobs.

Other Rewards I Have Enjoyed While Writing for HubPages

There is both a feeling of community as well as a feeling of being a part of an innovative and growing organization. Even though all of us Hubbers are freelance writers who don’t even get paid by HubPages (our income comes from Google, Amazon, eBay and Kontera) we are connected to a growing and dynamic organization that values us and makes us feel a part of their community.

Also, while I have never met them in person, there are many Hubbers who I consider to be friends because of our interactions on the site. I still remember signing on to HubPages early one Sunday morning in 2006 and receiving a message saying in effect URL not found.

After a few more unsuccessful tries I gave up and concluded that, like other Internet start-ups, HubPages had simply gone out of business over night. While I had had high hopes for making money on the site my initial feeling was one of loss as I felt like I had suddenly lost all contact with people I had been interacting with daily for the past three months. It was like leaving a job and moving to another city leaving co-workers behind.

Fortunately, the HubPages team was simply using that Sunday morning to go off line and make some upgrades and they were back on line within the hour. So, while HubPages is a great place to make money there is the people dimension which makes it different from other sites I have checked out or even written for.

Writing for HubPages has also been a great learning experience. I have learned much from Hubs by others that I have read. I have also learned much from the research I have done for my articles both about the topics I have written about as well as other, often unrelated, topics I have stumbled across while doing that research. My writing has broadened as I have branched out into new areas that I never would have imagined before joining HubPages.

Finally, the experience of writing for HubPages has taught me a lot about publishing and marketing on the Internet. This knowledge, plus the income stream generated by my Hubs, has enabled me to get together with my sons and brothers and sisters to plan a publishing venture in which we hope to publish the journal my Father wrote during World War II as well as other materials he wrote and saved during that period while serving in the Army in the Pacific during that war.

One of my sons (Sith Penguin on HubPages) and I recently completed a little pilot project trying our hand at digital publishing by publishing a calendar featuring our dog Chika, who I previously featured as my supposed assistant when I joined fellow Hubber Darlene Sabella in a challenge to write 30 Hubs in 30 Days. That calendar is now available on our store on

Where we are spending our two week vacation.

Holiday Inn Express in Barcelona, Spain from where this Hub was published.
Holiday Inn Express in Barcelona, Spain from where this Hub was published. | Source
The cruise ship MSC Splendida on which we cruised the Western Mediterranean for 7 days last week before spending this week in Barcelona, Spain.
The cruise ship MSC Splendida on which we cruised the Western Mediterranean for 7 days last week before spending this week in Barcelona, Spain. | Source
Desk in hotel room where I edited and published this before dawn in Barcelona while my wife slept a few feet away.
Desk in hotel room where I edited and published this before dawn in Barcelona while my wife slept a few feet away. | Source

My Second HubPage First article

This Hub was written, offline, while on a trans Atlantic flight from the U.S. to Spain a week and a half ago while en-route to a two week vacation in Europe (which, as I mentioned above, was paid for in part from my HubPage earnings).

We spent the first week on a seven day cruise in the Western Mediterranean and are currently half way through the second week visiting Barcelona, Spain.

Yesterday (Nov 9, 2010) I finished loading the pictures and publishing my Hub Remembering Veterans Day While Traveling in Europe, which I had written and uploaded the text for on November 7th while at sea. I then had to wait until yesterday to upload the pictures because the Internet on the ship was too slow.

Today (Nov 10th) I got up early and edited and uploaded the text and photos for this article. While my watch, which is on European time, said 6:30 a.m., my computer (which is still on Tucson time) read 10:30 (Nov 9th). I thus had the distinction of publishing this Hub the day before I actually hit the Publish button.

Some Great AdSense Advice from Fellow Hubber MikeNV

On January 13, 2011 fellow Hubber, MikeNV added the following advice in the comment section of this Hub.  Because the advice so good and relevant to this Hub, I have copied the comment in its entirety and added it to the body of this Hub so it wouldn’t be overlooked.  

If you are interested in making money by publishing on the web, you might want to check out Mike’s Hubs and links to his other sites.

Mike's Jan 13, 2011 Comment:
Enjoyed this read. One very simple thing people should do BEFORE they write a hub if they are targeting Adsense as their monetization method is this:

Find the 3 most popular keyword phrases (2 words or more) and check them in the Google Keyword Tool to make sure there are at least 5,000 Global searches for each phrase. I won't go into how and where to put them in your Article other than it is extremely important to get them worked into your title.

Then (AND THIS IS CRITICAL)... type each phrase into Google and look at the ads on the right hand side of the page. If there is less than 4 Advertisers you should probably pick a different set of keywords or niche entirely. A low volume of advertisers means there is not a lot of money being spent and you run the risk of getting Public Service Ads.

Google has a new tool that lets you check how many times relevant ads are displayed. With General Hubs that are not researched and targeted to keywords it's not uncommon to get a large percentage of what I call "Empty" ads... that is ads that are not targeted enough to make you any money.

While I'm not interested in people copying my Hubs based on Topic... I can tell you that it's not uncommon to have a large percentage of Adsense Clicks paying out in excess of $1.00 per click! And I do have days where I have clicks in excess of $3.00 per click in certain niches (Happy Guessing!). I've been with Adsense since it started in the Summer of 2003 and there is a ton of money to be made!

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      Chuck Nugent 2 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      linfcor - Welcome to HubPages!

      Thanks for your kind comments and I am glad that my Hub was of help to you in understanding the HubPage process better.

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      Linda F Correa 2 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

      Thanks for this very informative article. As a former Squidoo contributor and giant, the question has been , for me if the transition would make my income lose ground. You have helped me understand the hub process better, and I appreciate the information

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      Chuck Nugent 3 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      sallybea - thank you for visiting my Hub and for leaving your gracious comments.

      Basically, what I discussed in the Hub, especially the quantity angle, is still very relevant. I would also add that, to be successful, one has to remain active by continuing to produce new, good quality, Hubs, as well as regularly reviewing and updating existing Hubs (or deleting those which are no longer relevant or attractive to readers). It also helps to read and comment on Hubs by others and to post questions on the Q&A (these now help to generate ad revenue directly like Hubs) as well as answer questions posted by others. These activities are a way to advertise your presence on HubPages as readers of your comments, questions and answers can easily see more of your activity b clicking on your username or photo.

      My income from HubPages has declined in the past year. While I continue to hold down a full time job as well as having a part-time position teaching on line in addition to my HubPage writing, I have also begun working as a part-time contract writer for a virtual company that produces web pages for veterinarians and this has taken time away from my HubPage writing with the result that my HubPage revenues have dropped (although the other writing job made up last year for what I lost in HubPage income).

      This year I have also had to divert attention away from both writing jobs due to both having to learn a new course management system for the class I teach as well as spending time learning how to publish eBooks and produce videos both of which I expect will eventually begin producing income.

      The other thing that I have learned is that the online business environment, including writing, is subject to change and one has to change and adapt to remain successful. This, as many other Hubbers can probably attest to having been through Google's big Panda change, can also result in short term drops in income. However, by being open to adopting to change, one can usually survive and bring the earnings back up.

      At the moment, I am in the process of re-focusing efforts on HubPages and expect to begin increasing my income from that writing.

      As I stated in the Hub above, the beauty of HubPage writing is the fact that you can produce a residual income as your Hubs keep on producing revenue even though you take a break from publishing on the site. Despite a big decline in my Hub production last year and an even bigger one to date this year, there have only been two months since January of 2007 that I have not received a monthly payment from either the HubPage ad program or the Google AdSense program. The amount I have received has declined but the payments themselves so far have not.

      Good luck with your Hubbing.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      I find this Hub very interesting Chuck and would love to know how relevant it is to your writing today! I was searching for some help on Hubpages and discovered this Hub which was clearly written some time ago.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed this Hub and hope it helps your in your Hubbing.

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      L M Reid 4 years ago from Ireland

      A very interesting article that explained exactly how we writers earn money here at HubPages.

      Shared on Twitter and voted up

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      Modern Lady 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Thank you so much for sharing this. It is very helpful to see how others have gained success on HubPages.

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      Power Ball Pythons 5 years ago from Mobile, AL

      Thank you for this article. Seeing the yearly break down of your earnings helped me know what to expect from earnings and how long it will take. I love to write anyways so I plan on publishing a lot of hubs. Hopefully one day my progress will look similar to yours!

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      Chuck Nugent 5 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Karen Hellier - a belated welcome to HubPages. I am glad you found this Hub of help to you and, yes, the cruise was great!

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      Michelle Orelup 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Yes, thanks for the journey! I've read several 'How To' articles, but this is has the most depth and breadth. I am continually amazed at the generosity of HP writers.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      This hub was published a long time ago, but I just found it and read it and it's still relevant for a newbie like me, even 16 months later! Gotta love Hub Pages! And your writing! Great information...I love cruising too. I hope you enjoyed your cruise?

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      Chuck Nugent 5 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Enlydia Listener - thanks for your comments. I am considering e-publishing and have a couple of projects on the shelf. I just need time to finish them and publish them.

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      Chuck Nugent 5 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Enlydia Listener - thanks for your comments and, yes, I am looking into e-publishing. I have a couple projects on the shelf, I just need to find time to work on them.

      Thanks again.

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      Enlydia Listener 5 years ago from trailer in the country

      I love reading real life stories of how things are done...I really enjoyed and appreciated this. Have you checked out e-publishing yet?

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      David Hunt 5 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

      Chuck, you are proof that working harder and smarter pays off. I doubt if I'll ever be as prolific as you but even just plugging away has its merits. There's no get-rich-quick here but there's a lot of satisfaction. It takes time, perseverance, lots of research and lots of writing. I enjoy the research almost as much as the writing. Thanks for the info.

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      steryker 5 years ago from long island new york

      A great hub,it will be very useful for a newbie like me. It is nice to see that with a little work hubpages will pay off in the long run.

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      Chuck Nugent 5 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Rain Defence - This Hub was originally published in the fall of 2010 before the HubPage Ad Program and updated in Jan 2011 which was also before the HubPage Ad Program was released to everyone (and I was not among those who were testing it) so, as of the last update, the HubPage ad program was not yet available which is why I didn't mention it.

      As soon as the HubPage ad program was made available, I signed up and my earnings from that program have steadily increased. My earnings were down significantly in the early months of 2011 but, thanks in large part to the HubPage Ad Program, I have turned them around and they are now back to where they were when I first wrote this Hub and are continuing to increase.

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      Rain Defence 5 years ago from UK

      I noticed that you talk about your earnings from adsense and amazon. What about your hubpages ad earnings? I haven't had a bean from adsense or amazon, but I've had a small amount from hubpages.

      When you said that your traffic was down 50% and the same with your earnings, is that still the case, or have things improved? I'm not sure that I want to write 600 hubs, if that amount only earn $400 per month.

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      MarloByDesign 5 years ago from United States

      Chuck, great to hear HubPages is working out so well for you, and thank you for the well-written Hub.

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      danielleantosz 5 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for some much needed advice for a newcomer!

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      spirit929 5 years ago from Upstate NY somewhere over the rainbow

      Hi Chuck! Thanks for posting this article it will come in handy. I am a newbie and love writing in Hub pages. I am learning everyday so excuse my ignorance I still dont understand a lot about Ad sense . Which exactly are the ad sense ads? I feel dumb in asking but it seems that's the way to generate. All info is greatly appreciated!

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      Just a hubber 5 years ago from Arkansas

      Great hub. I can't believe you've published so many. It's motivating.

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      darntoothysam 5 years ago from Burnsville, MN

      I'm getting back into writing here, but not to try and earn money from Hubpages. I think it's better to use Hubpages for minor residual income but more for the links you can get to your own website instead.

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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Thanks for sharing this, it has motivated me to continue, you've earned a vote-up and useful from me.

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      myi4u 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wow... good for you. I will be receiving my first Google Adsense cheque next month, hopefully. Well, it's actally nothing to be happy about coz I first joined Google Adsense like three years ago. All these years, I am only relying on my blog without any external source like Hubpages. Soon enough, I got bored of it as I don't see any improvement in my earnings.

      I almost gave up and thought that I should just carry on writing my blog without thinking too much about money making. But then I start to use hubpages again and realise the potential of it. So now, I am actively hubbing as well as blogging. I have just joined HP Ad and first impression is that it should work better for me compared to Google Adsense.

      Great hub and thanks for sharing!

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      Marian L 5 years ago from UK

      Great info thanks Chuck and also good to know that I am not the only person who is working for the wages of a 'nineteenth century child laborer in a Charles Dickens' novel'. Found this after publishing my own hub questioning whether I should still write but I know that I will as I can't seem to stop! It's just a shame that earnings have dropped so much post panda :(

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      Alexander Silvius 5 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

      Thank you for such a honest and comprehensive answer, that's a pretty tough pill to swallow. I signed up for the HP ad program and I am making more than I did with Adsense, but it does seem harder to build revenue. I have read other blogs that agree that traffic at writing sites generally everywhere has gone down. I'm guessing the answer is exactly what you're doing - regroup, study and write more. Thanks so much for the hub and your answer to my question.

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      Chuck Nugent 5 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Alexander Mark - In answer to your question about the effect of Google's Panda change, my income from Google AdSense is down by close to 70% to 80%.

      This drop has been partially offset by the new HubPages Ad Program which went into effect for me in March.

      Some Hubbers were beta testing the new HubPage Ad Program in January 2011 or possibly earlier and I believe it was phased in for the rest of us starting in late February or March. I received an email early in March inviting me to join and I signed up immediately.

      My February Google AdSense was down some in February but I think this was due to the fact that wasn't released until the middle or late February. In March my AdSense earnings dropped noticeably but the HubPage Ad Program made up for some of this and, since March my overall monthly earnings are down around 50% from where they were before. My traffic is also down (and from what I have been reading so is traffic to HubPages overall).

      My strategy to recover at the moment is to learn whatever I can about how to survive and grow in the new post Panda environment and this includes spending more time studying SEO and AdWord strategies, tips for improving writing, marketing my Hubs better, etc. This, of course takes time away from writing as did all the hours I spent in late February and March making adjustments to my existing Hubs to bring them into compliance with the new HupPage rules (I understand that even Paul Edmondson, the CEO and co-founder of HubPages, had to make changes to his Hubs as well. Now I am trying to increase my writing to publish 2 - 3 new Hubs per week.

      Good luck with your niche strategy.

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      Alexander Silvius 5 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

      Awesome hub, you laid it out well. I like your break dwown of the 3 methods one can use to make money writing. I am starting to realize that niche writing is for me and I may be creating additional hub accounts toward this end, or blogs online. I have a question you may or may not be able to answer. As far the Hubpages Success Stories, do you know how those hubbers' (including yourself) incomes have taken a hit since Panda earlier this year from their reported monthly earnings?

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      netbizman 6 years ago

      Great Hub - it's reigniting my fire for publishing hubs!

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      Katherine Olga Tsoukalas 6 years ago from New Hampshire

      You gave some valuable information! Thank you for sharing your insights. What I like is that you portray things very realistically. I have this idea that I want to increase my income using hubpages, but am still searching for ways I will do that. After reading hubs like yours, I realize I need to just "do" and figure things out as I go along.

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      Im so glad I stumbled across this, great hub!

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      smanty 6 years ago

      This is one of the most inspirational hubs about Hubpages that I have ever read. I definitely want to begin writing a lot more on this site, but I just do not have the time anymore... I am hoping to be able to spend a couple of hours every weekend for the next couple of weeks on Hubpages. I want to be able to have written about 50 or so hubs by the end of the summer months.

      I am currently a college student, and trying to earn money during the year is very hard. I want a constant monthly income stream, even if it is just $100 a month.

      Your advice really does help, thanks a lot! I doubt I will reach the $5000 a year club anytime soon, but I have hope. The new Hubpages ad program will hopefully help out.

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      ameliejan 6 years ago from Alicante, Spain

      Thank you for your experiences. I love Barcelona too!

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      laral 6 years ago from England

      Thank you Chuck! I am somehow new to hubpages. I discovered the site 20 months ago, I subscribed to it and didn't write anything, completely forgot it and than re-discovered again. Now I am determined to write regularly, in 3 months I wrote 12 hubs but I want to improve and I will try to write at least 10 articles a month to start with. The lesson I learned here is that if I think about Hubpages as a serious business, it is going to pay me off one day. I love to write for Hubpages and I agree with you that it's a great article website, the best I found on the internet so far. Thank you, have a great day

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      GracieLake 6 years ago from Arizona

      This hub peels back the cover from a mysterious process that I'm still learning about. I'm a new hubber but having fun writing about things that are fun. As I go along, I will try to implement some of these tips to be more successful. Thank you very much for the information!

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      siddhu333 6 years ago

      sir,i am a new hubber i published 3 hubs out of which for 1 hub i got 10,000 views but google adsense status shows that my account is disabled by google for violation of tos......what should i do now plzzz help me so that i will be carefull next time

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      missymoo 6 years ago from Kent, UK

      Brilliant, brilliant hub. It's always nice to learn from others who are already at the top of the tree. Thanks for the information!

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      wizetech 6 years ago from Indonesia

      Thanks Chuck, I learn a lot from you as well as other Masters of Hubpages...

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      emilybee 6 years ago

      Lots of info here. Great hub. Thanks.

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      hossainnoa 6 years ago from Bangladesh

      It's a great article.thank you article make me inspire.

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      beccas90 6 years ago from New York

      Your story is a strong inspiration Chuck. It sounds like you love to write hubs and willing to forgo more lucrative residual income opportunities through your writings. This is a great how to hub for those trying to monetize their hubs.

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      MikeNV 6 years ago from Henderson, NV

      How in the world did this drop to 94? This is one of the best hubs I've ever read. Who in the world would vote it down? Well I'm voting it back up... AGAIN. Come on people this is good information!

      Knowing what other hubbers are doing to be successful will only help you be successful!

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      Donna Wallace 6 years ago from North Carolina

      What an inspiring hub. Thank you for offering your tips for success on HubPages. You have given great advice on writing, finding keywords, and paying attention to the ads. I thank you very much for all of your advice.

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      ForkArtJunkie 6 years ago from USA

      I love your writing style, and it probably contributes a lot to your success. You explain everything so well, so simply, reading this hub feels like getting advice from a friend. :)

      You're definitely an inspiration for me.

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      Inese 6 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Thank you for sharing. I must admit that I have not earned a single $ neither from Google AdSense, nor Amazon or Ebay here on HubPages. At this point I prefer Squidoo who sends me my earnings montly.

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      Google Sniper 2.0 6 years ago

      That's pretty cool income by only doing hubs...

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      rahul.wp 6 years ago

      I was looking to many successful hubbers. You are also good hubber.

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      Lisa HW 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      With all the emphasis on the "science of keywords" that so many of so often see, I'm always glad to see other Hubbers point out that they have earned well through approaches that don't necessarily focus only on keywords. It's also good to see Hubbers write about the fact aiming to produce Hubs that have quality to them results in earnings.

      This Hub (and there's one by Mark Knowles about the different approaches) are two that I think new Hubbers (or those not seeing much in terms of earnings) ought to read.

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      iQwest 6 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Thank you for all of the great information in this Hub, Chuck! It's definitely a grind in the beginning trying to get everything figured out and patiently working towards generating some passive online income. You provide a great testament as to what can be done when it is done well with an ongoing dedicated effort!

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      This is the stuff inspiration comes from! Thank you Chuck for sharing you experience in such vivid details with all of us.

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      Charby 6 years ago from Edinburgh/Newcastle, United Kingdom

      Thanks for the info - really interesting and helpful! I have just joined the site and am not really sure what I'm doing yet so this was very useful and informative.

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      harel.nadav2 6 years ago

      Great tour. Thank you for the information.

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      Tylluan 6 years ago from Canada

      You nailed it..thanks!

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      mydubaistay 6 years ago from Dubai

      Wow now that's some insight. Seriously I think we all need t thank you the way you have described it all and you truly deserve the success that you enjoy.

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      Mark Upshaw 6 years ago from Long Beach, CA

      A Big Thanks for being candid about your experience and especially earnings. Showing that you don't make a lot of money at first drives away the spammers but attracts those that have something to say. Great hub.

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      jacques.gim 6 years ago from Lancashire

      Good infos after that i better go i have got a lot to imlement. Thanks for that

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      Christine 6 years ago from Dublin

      Really enjoyed that Chuck, thanks for sharing it with me.

      I learned a lot from it and I also picked up some more interesting hubbers to follow.

      Appreciate it and keep up the good work. Hope to catch you again along the road...

      Garlic Angel :-)

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      Abhaque Supanjang 6 years ago from Kumango - Batusangkar - Sumatera Barat - Indonesia

      I hope, I will be able to make my hubs accepted after several days ( or maybe weeks or months) I join this community.

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      Abhaque Supanjang 6 years ago from Kumango - Batusangkar - Sumatera Barat - Indonesia

      Your writing is realistic and make me ralize that I have to write numerous hubs to be posted to make my hubs acceptable and can make money for me, and there are still many things that I have to learn dealing with writing, especially for hubpages.Thank you..!

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      Riob 6 years ago from United States

      Thanks for your advice

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      Peter 6 years ago from Australia

      Certainly an inspiration to all of us here on HubPages who are looking to earn passive income.

      Great Hub Thanks for the hints!

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      wsupaul88 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      This is an awesome story, thank you for writing it!

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       6 years ago

      Thanks, Chuck, for your realistic and honest review of HubPages--and your experience with them.

      When I started one hub came out in the first year, and I thought HP was like so many sites...not so busy.

      Your lesson of patience and persistence is the reality for most writers and perhaps the best lesson one can learn from a veteran like yourself.

      Thanks for sharing your story and visiting us with a wonderful dose of pleasant reality and possibility.

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      Christine 6 years ago from Dublin

      Bookmarked for reading more. Lots to learn. Thanks for sharing.

      Garlic Angel :-)

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      NinaHuggar 6 years ago from Illinois

      This was an inspiration for someone like me who is just starting out. Thanks for sharing!

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      Adrienne.Miss 6 years ago from New York State

      Thanks Chuck! This is a great story about your success on HP and I'm looking up to you as I write more hubs :)

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      Spanos Christakis 6 years ago from Cyprus

      Thank you . I am new hubber and i want to try some tips

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      dsmythe 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. I'm a new hubber so I need all the tips I can get.

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      srockafellow 6 years ago

      Thank you for the insight and tips - very helpful. I'm just getting started and hope to see as much success as you have. Have a great one!

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      LucidiTea 6 years ago from New York

      Fantastic Article with some great advice!! Thanks for sharing, from a noobie.

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      Painter Penfield 6 years ago from Tampa Bay area Florida

      Hey Chuck thanks for this fantastic hub! I am a hubber newbie and want to generate income on the side to help subsidize my very expensive art supplies for my art career. I recently spent $550 on a full colored pencil set from Switzerland and my watercolor pages run $15 apiece. That can add up fast! I have found motivation to continue as well as inspiration to write a hub from something that you said. Thanks for that. You have another loyal following fan ;)


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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland


      Being a relatively new hubber I can't say how wonderful and helpful this hub is. Magic!!

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      Xishan Ansari 6 years ago from Pakistan

      woww its really very impressive hub i just love it cheers

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      tebo 6 years ago from New Zealand

      This is a great story to read to keep newcomers like me motivated to keep on keeping on. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mrs. J. B. 6 years ago from Southern California

      Wow your story and success is amazing. I just joined so I am still wet behind the ears. I hope one day that I can achieve what you have.

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      jimi hendrix 6 years ago

      Very informative hub! Thank you!

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      JadedRose 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York

      I came across your hub as I was beginning my new journey on Hubpages. I found it to be very informative and I thank you for insight and to kick my journey off just right !!!

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      Mike 6 years ago from New Hampshire

      Quite an inspirational hub - thank you for posting.

      There are a lot of people writing about making money on hubs, but not a lot of detail as to who much is actually getting made. Thank you for the detail!

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      Mandrake_1975 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thank you Chuck. I just started writing here (published my first hub about two or three days ago) and I am looking to learn from others.

      I found your article very useful and I intend to research the primary points of your article to get some more ideas for tweaking my own hubs.

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      shziglar 6 years ago from Andalusia, Alabama

      I really appreciated this article, as I am breaking new ground here and I am not sure where to begin. I feel that articles like yours will ad to the confidence I need to hang in there.

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      NnekaO 6 years ago from california

      Thanks for the insight. This is my first day signing up. Still getting a feel for hubpages. So far, i'm liking what i read.

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      The Generalist 6 years ago

      you have done a great job by writing for hubpages and it is paying you as well.

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      Rastamermaid 6 years ago from Universe

      Awesome,awesome hub Chuck,full of great info that I'll be using.

      Thanks for sharing!


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      Chuck Nugent 6 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Pamela - I don't know what the problem is that is preventing you from uploading your photos. Here are some suggestions:

      You can go to the bottom of any page on the site and, in the gray area to the right of the word "HubPages" you will see the words "learning center" click on this for the HubPage Learning Center. Or you can just click this link to go directly to the learning center photo instructions.

      2 go to the top of any page on the site and, in the black area at the top click on the word "Answers". On the page you are taken to is a box at the right where you can ask this question and one or more Hubbers may answer it with advice for you.

      3 Finally, try the Forums as others may be having this problem and may have started a discussion about it. I have sometimes found answers to problems in this area.

      Good Luck


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      tebo 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Great hub. I am also new to Hubpages and have found this information very helpful and encouraging. Thanks again

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      mazzastick 6 years ago

      Earning money online writing content is a get rich slow process initially. But it is residual which means you keep earning while you sleep, take a break, or go on vacation. Great article, I feel renewed and inspired and again.

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      bawiggins 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for the information. I am a fairly new hubber and I appreciate all of the help I can get to make my hubs successful and prosperous. Again, thanks for sharing!

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      Pamela Bogwald 6 years ago from Oak Ridge, NJ

      This is Pamela again. My hubpage did not show in my last comment.

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      Pamela 6 years ago

      I am new to Hubpages and appreciate this insight. I love it when things start falling in place in my mind. I have been writing and pouring my heart and sole out, pretty much clueless on the topics you have presented here. This hub puts a new twist on things and I am truly grateful. Looking forward to following you. By the way, do you have any idea why my hubpage won't let me upload pictures anymore? I don't think it is my computer's problem as I am able to upload pictures to my computer. Is there a place I can go to rectify this annoying problem?

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      qamarqwtrerysfdh 6 years ago

      think it is very hard to judge your own writing. Everyone has their own style of writing and we are used to writing in our own particular way, and it is therefore difficult to view it objectively. I think the responses of others to our writing is more important than what we think about it ourselves, if we are hoping to write professionally, especially when most people are saying similar things about our work.

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      qamarcghikjyi 6 years ago

      I never hit 'publish' unless I like what I've written. The doubts come in when the comments don't immediately start flowing, but then they finally come and I'm strengthened to do it again. Any time you put yourself out there for public consumption, there is bound to be some amount of fear involved. That's true of all of the arts and most occupations....Great hub btw

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      lindatymensky 6 years ago

      I am new to Hubpages. Thanks for all the wisdom. I'm going to follow you! Linda

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      pete_m 6 years ago from London

      Thank you, Chuck for the informative account of your publishing experience.

      The notion of evergreen, niche and keyword-driven approaches is very helpful.

      It strikes me that these insights may apply more broadly -

      whatever the motivation for the effort invested, people authoring content for the Web could well use these ideas to enhance their own and their users' experiences. .

      The prospect of residual income is attractive, something I have not had the benefit of in previous work.

      I'm a newcomer to this aspect of the Web, having heretofore been involved as a developer. Since I first got an AdSense key ages back - over 6yrs it has earned me 31 Engliish pence. So now onward and upward, off to write my first Hubpage.

      This will be a newcomer's take on this fascinating stuff . .

      Thereafter expect me to explore niches with good evergreen potential with a keyword angle on the particular story

      My Homepage

      & Blogs ;

      My interests lie in the use of APIs to generate rich content, and advertising/ affiliations to help provide revenue for the development of not-for-profit projects. I expect I'll be able to make good use of those tips from Mike NV you linked to...

      Thanks again.

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      leahlefler 6 years ago from Western New York

      This post is great: I'm really trying to optimize my keywords, and the addendum on verifying the number of ads when the search phrase is entered into Google is excellent. I have to reconfigure many of my tags!

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      Genna East 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Great post! Very informative and helpful. Thank you.

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      sukritha 6 years ago from Cochin


      I feel my self lucky to read your hub which is simple but really really helpful. Now I am realizing the drawbacks of my hubs.

      Once again thank you very much for writing such an inspirational hub

      With Love and Regards

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      jblogys 6 years ago

      Awesome hub! Thanks so much for sharing. I've written 14 hubs in about ten days. 1000 views,Projected earnings about .80cents. After reading your hub I think I'll keep on trying. Any suggestions?

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      Dianemae 6 years ago

      You have done very well. Thanks for the advice.

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      victor3 6 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thanks a lot for sharing these informations with us

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      cceerpp 6 years ago from Ghana

      Hello Chuck, this is one of the most inspiring authentic money making write up I've come across on the Internet. I'm striving to follow your foot steps by writing both quality and quantitative hubs that are Search Engine and Reader friendly. Thanks.

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      L-speth 6 years ago from Texas

      What a great article! Thank you; it's nice for a newbie like me to hear a real down-to-earth account of a veteran hubber's experiences. I'm afraid I haven't made the bang-up start that you and many others have; I joined a few days ago and am still working on my first hub, but I hope that when I get the finishing touches on it it will be worth publishing. Your story is very encouraging; thank you for putting it out there!

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      Jean Meriam 6 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for a very encouraging article. I appreciated seeing your earnings and how they have increased as the content ages and you stick with the writing.

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      Hugh Williamson 6 years ago from Northeast USA

      Wow! This is packed with incredibly good information. Thanks for sharing this.

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      iverhunt04 6 years ago from USA

      Thank you for taking the time to reflect on the process you have gone through writing for Hub Pages. Wow....enjoy that vacation and all the other blessings that come through your efforts. I hope to just unleash my own creativity as I write, and to participate in a great community of others doing the same. If I find financial means through it that is that much more wonderful. I am now a loyal follower of your work!

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      Multiman 6 years ago

      Gret job! Very interesting and though provoking for a new hubber like myself.

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      LyndaD 6 years ago

      Chuck, fantastic hub. Very new here so I have lots to learn. You are an inspiration, I know it's going to be a long road to success but reading hubs like yours at least gives me hope. Thank you!

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      David78 6 years ago from Mill Creek, WA

      Great stuff!! Thanks.

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      gypsumgirl 6 years ago from Vail Valley, Colorado

      Hi Chuck.

      Thank you for your hub! I was happy to hear that hubbers can still be successful without a narrow niche. I, too, am finding a hard time with that because the things that inspire me to write are not necessarily tied to one topic. I have a blog that attracts a very specific niche, but I'm finding, as you have described, that hubpages brings me more views...people tend to read more of my hubs than my blog.

      Again, thank you so much for your reflections on this hub. Congratulations on your success!

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      nwwebservices 6 years ago

      That was an enlightening read, congrats on your success. I'm looking forward to implementing a few of your strategies. Thanks for the great info...

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      eMiLy 6 years ago


      Your Hubs have been very helpful, thank you.

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      Krishna 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Start to end... Every point leads to Normalization and then leads Success... Not Overly Promotional and full of Honesty...

      Good Read.

      Thanks Sir... I can't say 'How Longer will I work Continuously' But I will fool myself, If any thoughts will try to stop me.

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      Bronson_Hub 6 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      I clicked funny and then clicked an ad on your hub. You're welcome :P

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      JRBanks 6 years ago

      I like hubpages for link building and adding useful content, but I spend a lot of time building my own websites. I feel better if I actually own the web property. I feel if all my content was on another site that anything could happen to it! Good job with the earnings though.

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      gvannorman150 6 years ago from Newark, New York

      I just started with hubpages about 3 weeks ago. Right now I have 25 published hubs and want to continue to grow. You are an inspiration to those of us who follow.

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      AnkushKohli 6 years ago from India


      It's inspirational article but hubpages revenue sharing percentage is 50-50%, not the 60-40%.

      Adsense is not easy to get rich quickly scheme but it's worthwhile to spend your time & share your life experience including practical tips.

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      NewEndStudio 6 years ago

      Continued success and thanks for sharing your experience!

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      harrison8bal 6 years ago from Shanghai

      This is awesome :D I enjoyed reading it from the beginning to the end xD

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      dosburros 6 years ago

      brilliantly encouraging hub. I was 'surfing' hubpages avoiding writing my next hub when I came across this. Its served as the kick up the backside I needed to get my 40th hub out there....

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      Chuck Nugent 6 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      MikeNV - Thanks for your very informative comment above. Because the information was so good, I duplicated it in a text capsule at the end of my Hub so that others would be sure to read and benefit from your advice.

      Thanks again.


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      Sue 6 years ago

      Thank you for the wealth of information.

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      Vcize 6 years ago from United States

      I'm jealous! I hope to have the same kind of success over the next few years.

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      jewelsofawe 6 years ago from Oregon

      I need to write more hubs!

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      fucsia 6 years ago

      Very compliments for your work, and thanks for tips. I write always without thinking about the keywords...I will pay more attention to this!

      Anyway, you are right: Hup Pages is not a place when you can earn quickly, the secret is have fun to work here, or do not worth to spend all this time in this pages!

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      robertbradley 6 years ago from Arlington County, VA, Pentagon Office 2B225 (ip encrypted)

      Great post. Thanks for including the earning summary, that was a nice touch.

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      Jack Salathe 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Thanks for the awesome hub! I just got started on Hubpages yesterday and stories like yours will help inspire me to keep writing. Thank you!

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      Trinsick 6 years ago from Cali

      Very inspiring thanks for sharing this, most people would hesitate, but i believe in abundance.

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      htodd 6 years ago from United States

      great Best of luck to your hubs

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      Michaelle Alonge 6 years ago

      You have a lot of god information here. I am working hard to continue to create original content, make a little money right now but hope to be as successful as you in the future.

      I listed my most popular hub.

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      leahlefler 6 years ago from Western New York

      I'm new to hubpages, so I'm trying to learn the ropes. I really appreciate these articles: hopefully one day I'll be successful, too!

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      Melanie Shebel 6 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

      Very interesting story! It's fantastic to hear a story such as yours. I have been publishing more and more hubs lately and I hope to someday have a success story to share on hubpages. I am doing better and better each day. Here's to your continued success!

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      EBAY_SOURCERER 6 years ago

      We first wrote on hubpages over two years ago simply as a means to share some information; we have now come back wanting to not only share quality info on subjects that are important to us but also in hopes of generating some extra cash. Your article puts things in grand perspective for us. Cheers

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      Michael Durden 6 years ago

      Looks like you've had great success here on HubPages. I am just starting to concentrate on my hub more, and I am finding increased traffic. Thanks for the inspiration.

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      kaoskakimu 6 years ago

      real life story... love it!

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      sergs_pogi 6 years ago

      Wow, what a brilliant feat! I wish I could be like you someday. I just need lots of information and techniques. You have provided many of them, encapsulated in three ways. Thank you so much. Congratulations.

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 6 years ago from Maine

      Extremely encouraging! A great wealth of inspiring information!

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      iphone 4 cases 6 years ago

      Congratulations on your success! Great tips and lots of stuff to learn here, especially for newbies

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      JapanGulu 6 years ago

      Excellent and inspirational - as a newbie here it's nice to see that it does actually work

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      kev8 6 years ago

      Chuck,I really enjoyed reading about your experiences here at hubpages. I have enjoyed my time here as well. Best of luck in the future!

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      JohnBarret 6 years ago

      Good information, its nice that you shared this information. Thanks.

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      DNemesis 6 years ago

      Very detailed and to the point. Thanks!

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      samironwebtrack 6 years ago

      very intersting hub, i can learn lot from this hub, thank you for sharing this usefull information with us.

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      KingJabs 6 years ago from Niagara, Canada

      great article!

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      Singular Investor 6 years ago from Oxford

      Excellent hub Chuck - thanks for all the useful information

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      PSG 6 years ago from San Gerardo, Costa Rica

      Great article Chuck!!I wish you continued success!

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      MikeNV 6 years ago from Henderson, NV

      Enjoyed this read. One very simple thing people should do BEFORE they write a hub if they are targeting Adsense as their monetization method is this:

      Find the 3 most popular keyword phrases (2 words or more) and check them in the Google Keyword Tool to make sure there are at least 5,000 Global searches for each phrase. I won't go into how and where to put them in your Article other than it is extremely important to get them worked into your title.

      Then (AND THIS IS CRITICAL)... type each phrase into Google and look at the ads on the right hand side of the page. If there is less than 4 Advertisers you should probably pick a different set of keywords or niche entirely. A low volume of advertisers means there is not a lot of money being spent and you run the risk of getting Public Service Ads.

      Google has a new tool that lets you check how many times relevant ads are displayed. With General Hubs that are not researched and targeted to keywords it's not uncommon to get a large percentage of what I call "Empty" ads... that is ads that are not targeted enough to make you any money.

      While I'm not interested in people copying my Hubs based on Topic... I can tell you that it's not uncommon to have a large percentage of Adsense Clicks paying out in excess of $1.00 per click! And I do have days where I have clicks in excess of $3.00 per click in certain niches (Happy Guessing!). I've been with Adsense since it started in the Summer of 2003 and there is a ton of money to be made!

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      Beverly Johnson 6 years ago

      I'm so happy for you!

      I've been a member of Hubpages for awhile but am just now starting to create Hubs.

      After reading your article, I'm so very excited about the process and can't wait to start writing her full time.

      I feel giddy and excited! I know this is the right direction after reading about your success.

      I haven't been so excited about writing in ages.

      I feel renewed.

      Thanks for the good dose of encouragement.

      With hard work and dedication to writing Hubs on this site, I am sure that I will find happiness and success here too.

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      Edoka Writes 6 years ago

      Thank you for this informative hub.

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      Hezekiah 6 years ago from Japan

      Wicked! Makes me wanna just get my head down, and start hubbing for real.

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      moonhafen 6 years ago

      nice hubpages experience sharing,thanks a lot!

      keep walking

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      Scott_Grigg 6 years ago from Midwest USA-Southeast

      Chuck, great info on hubpages, what new people can expect, etc. Am going to send a link to my friends who want to blog. Thanks for a great read!

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      gachapoz 6 years ago

      Very informative, i'll put your tips to good use! :)

      Thanks Chuck.

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      G.M.Duclos 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks Chuck. Great insight, just published my first hub today, but you gave some ideas I can use to improve the next ones that I do.

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      Iontach 6 years ago

      I think I should start thinking 'evergreen' if i want to succeed. Well done by the way, you must be very proud!

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      mackwpayne 6 years ago from Lake Placid, Florida

      Thanks for the straight scoop on Hubs and how to make money with them. Now I don't have to spend $37 for a secret guru program that tells me how to get rich with Hubs.

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      jsimms38 6 years ago

      Riveting article Chuck especially for us newbees thanks for painting a realistic picture of the journey ahead.

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      Sagitaria 6 years ago

      A fascinating insight into earning on HubPages. It just goes to show that patience is truly a virtue.

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      dpatullo741 6 years ago from UK

      From many times, I am looking for how much I can earn from hub pages. Thanks for sharing your personal experiences.

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      perfectperception 6 years ago from USA

      Lots of food for thought. Thanks!

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      mecheil 6 years ago

      Great hub Chuck. More than being informative, you did a very encouraging article here.

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      Jimmy 6 years ago from Midwest

      Chuck, just want to say way to go and it sounds like you are really enjoying writing your hubs. You motivated me to join and I just pushlished my first hub. If it helps one person out then it will be worth it. Again thanks for the motivation.

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      Cindy A. Johnson 6 years ago from Sevierville, TN

      I learned a lot from this article. It was also very encouraging.

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      hubadubadub 6 years ago

      A very informative read, thanks.

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      Step1234567 6 years ago

      Thank your for the eye opening article.

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      ICollier 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for writing this. It answers so many questions that new hubbers such as myself may have.

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      customenvelopes 6 years ago

      Great to get under the skin of Hubpages. Few people online ever give away details such as earnings, which tends to mean that all anyone has to work from are the huge claims of massive wealth over night. Your story is a tonic to that, and shows that real work is involved, whatever you do to achieve success. Thanks.

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      mkmaran 6 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Chuck!

      You have provided very useful information. Most of us wish to earn extra money including me.

      Your article is motivated us to writing article in hubpages.

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      MarieOaks 6 years ago from Mexico

      Thanks so much for the interesting hub - full of great advice!

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      Writerly Yours 6 years ago

      Great advice. Thank you very much. Very inspiring and motivating!

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      tonzofkids 6 years ago

      This is great information. I'm new to Hubpages and needed this. I am greatly encouraged after reading it.

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      thewayeyeseeit 6 years ago from Woodstock, GA

      This truly is an inspiring Hub, Chuck. I have wondered whether the few cents per hour I generate was worthy of my time. I do enjoy it and hope there is some income to supplement retirement which is only a couple of years away. You have renewed my hope.

      Thanks so much!

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      iamalegend 6 years ago from EARTH

      Success stories are always inspiration to me.

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      rhondabuff 6 years ago

      Awesome & inspiring. Thanks!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, Chuck. What an inspiring hub! This is such great and useful information that you have shared. Congratulations to you!

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      tamsing4him 6 years ago from TN

      Great and interesting Hub...which only goes to prove if you really put forth an effort, in the long-run it will pay off.

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      cmaree 6 years ago

      Nice article. Congratulations on your success with HubPages, and thanks for sharing your story.

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      Kate 6 years ago from England

      very inspiring read..

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      Bilaltahir4 6 years ago

      Nice article , learned a lot from it.


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      gramarye 6 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

      Chuck, I always like your advice, and this hub is a great insight into the future I will have.

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      jayjay40 6 years ago from Bristol England

      Thanks for writing this hub, it explained things so clearly. Very inspiring.

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      M. T. Dremer 6 years ago from United States

      It makes me feel good to hear success stories like yours. I'm in a situation right now where the income from my job does not fully cover all of the bills rolling in. I have somehow managed to survive with things like tax return money, wedding money and months where I get a third paycheck instead of two. But I've been living on borrowed time, hoping that HubPages would be able to supplement that little bit of income I'm not getting. So far I've been with HubPages for about 14 months and I'm just now barely in range of my first payout. I'm annoyed that it has taken this long, but at the same time, I don't publish with the frequency of other hubbers and I've only just recently started seriously self advertising. But knowing that it is possible give me hope.

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      TattoGuy 6 years ago

      Awesome advice as always Chuck, I like the yearly graph as it gives inspiration for long term planning, I hope you enjoyed Barcelona, tis my fav place ; )

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      JodyC 6 years ago from Adelaide

      Hi Chuck, I'm new to hubpages and your story is one of inspiration! Thank you for sharing it (^_^)''

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      Sranunta Lamduan 6 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Thanks for sharing great experience with us!! You cool!!

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      hitender mohan 6 years ago from Washington(USA)

      Thanks ! I learn a lot from your hub. But I have a question, I have written three hubs. about 300 people watch them. But still I didn't receive a single penny. I wants to know why so happen with me?

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      bugslady8949 6 years ago from The Bahamas

      I hope, one day I am successful just like you. You do good jobs your hubs.

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      phoenix482010 6 years ago from Cobourg Ontario Canada

      Great hub ,thanks for sharing it with the rest of us, specially new hubbers on here that are skeptical ,it was very enlighting to say the least ...

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      Chuck Nugent 6 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      topstuff - thanks for visiting and commenting. And thanks for pointing out my error. When writing this I focused on showing how HubPages, with their greater ability to attract traffic, produced more income and neglected to point out that HubPages also eventually went a step further and increased the payout division as well to 60/40 from the original 50/50.

      I have proofread this again and gave changed the each of my references to the 50/50 division to 60/40.

      Thanks again for catching this and alerting me.


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      CollB 6 years ago

      An extremely motivating article. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on using Hubpages!

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      Barry Rutherford 6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      A very tight and detailed personal description of your progress on Hubpages. Congratulations on your thoughtful and sustained effort & analysis. :)

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      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago from NY

      Thanks for this encouraging and informative hub! Got a vote up from me. :)

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      Charles James 6 years ago from Yorkshire, UK

      Thankyou Chuck.

      HubPages is certainly not get rich quick, but it is a potential earner if you enjoy writing and WORK at it.

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      Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

      A very useful, informative and inspiring Hub. I have been writing here for just over two years and will get my first Google check sometime soon! Wish I could boast of earnings like yours but I guess that will come.

      Thanks for sharing and motivating me again.

      Love and peace


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      Chuck Nugent 6 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      barryrutherford - thanks for your comments.

      I always thought in terms of evergreen articles even before I read Paul Edmondson's Hub on evergreen articles and saw the term "evergreen" applied to writing for the first time.

      However, I am still surprised by some of my Hubs. I originally published my "How Many Quarts in a Gallon?" ( )Hub as an entry in the 2006 Hub contest.

      That Hub is so simple and there are so many measurement converters on the web that I had to struggle some to come up with a story angle for it. I think that Hub was the only entry in that day's contest and I was happy to win $25 for it and figured that was it for that Hub in terms of earnings.

      However, it became and has remained one of my more popular Hubs in terms of earnings and search rankings.

      Whenever I mentioned writing for HubPages and people asked me what I wrote about I always felt like Bob Newhart in his 1980s sitcom the Newhart Show in which he and his wife had a bed and breakfast in Vermont which she managed while he wrote "How To" books.

      Whenever, he mentioned to a guest that he was an author and they would ask him what he wrote he would say something like "my latest best seller is '50 Ways to Prune a Rosebush' or you may have seen my 'How to Stain a Deck in 3 Easy Steps'" at which point the guest would give him a quizzical look and walk away.

      I always felt this way until, after 5 years of marriage to my new wife - 5 years during which she had assumed full control over the kitchen (she's a great cook) and I found myself one night having to cook something while she was away at work.

      Having forgotten measurements and other cooking knowledge I had known by heart as a single parent for 10 years,I found myself going to HubPages and looking up my Hub!

      At that moment I understood why that simplistic Hub ia so popular.

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      topstuff 6 years ago

      Such successful stories are not less than a great motivation for all others.I have bookmarked this hub to read it many times.Oh one thing i guess,if im not wrong, hubpages share revenue 60/40 but not fifty fifty as mentioned.Thanks

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      maheshpatwal 6 years ago from MUMBAI

      Great Hub chuck. You are like an inspiration for most of novice hubbers like me. Thanks for giving so much details about how to write good hubs and what are the ingredients of good hub. Thanks for sharing yr experience with us.

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      Smile Sure 6 years ago from India

      A very good article that provides lot of insights to newbies like me. Thanks a lot, Chuck.

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      Barry Rutherford 6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great read Chuck. As you say evergreen hubs are the most valuable. It is interesting some of my hubs i would never have picked as being evergreen when i started out-even now I need to think hard why/ Well done hopefully you will be ablw to go on another cruise with your earnings in a year or so !

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      Andrew Orrell 6 years ago from UK

      A very inspiring read. I joined about three weeks ago and am really enjoying it here. I have accepted the fact that I will get off to a slow start but after recently publishing a hub that is getting over 500 views a day I am really seeing the potential of the site. Thanks for this write up, it's been very helpful.

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      Leah Whitehorse 6 years ago

      I only joined today so I'm just finding my way around. Thank you so much for the wealth of information, guidence and support in this hub - not to mention inspiration!

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      Grant W 6 years ago

      Thank you for a very informative hub!

      Great writing organization!

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      Mohan Kumar 6 years ago from UK

      Truly inspiring. It shows that hard work and inspiration pays off but it is nice to see objective evidence of your endeavours. Really appreciate this. Thank you!

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      Gina 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks for publishing this. It is very informative and really answered a lot of questions I have had about Hubs. I tried to get adsense and google but they declined. I guess my traffic is still way to low. I could use a mentor if you would be kind enough to take a look at my hubs and let me know your thoughts and any suggestions would be appreciated. Please pass my hubs a long if you have others who you may feel can help me get my writing and activity up to par.

      Thanks again!

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      deblipp 6 years ago

      Your hub will inspire others including me. You really did a great job.

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      oderog 6 years ago from Nairobi

      This is very inspiring for new and old writers, at first when getting started with Hubpages you feel like quiting as things just don't work your way. I just realized that it took me 18 months to get my first payment from Google Adsense, I had not written many hubs and only realized how I have lost an opportunity in the beginning by not activity's getting involved with Hubpages, but since then I have never look back and has continue to write hubs and just hoping for the best

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      kickinit 6 years ago from california

      thank you Chuck for writing this article. I will continue to try and improve my articles here on HubPages.

      do well

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      Jason 6 years ago from Jamestown TN

      an amazing hub...I truely enjoyed the information and look forward to reading your other hubs.

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      Tina Boomerina 6 years ago from Seattle (and the world)

      Yeah, good to know that you can make a bit of cash for doing something that you like to do. That's extremely encouraging!

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      Andrew0208 6 years ago from Zion

      @Chuck, very inspiring and well detailed. Truly, I stumbled into HubPages in Feb 12th 2008 while searching for where I could write and share my driving passions online. Good enough I got to know I could also make some few bucks doing that on HubPages.

      To cap it all; initially my adsense earnings were less than 40 cents for my hubs,blog and website daily. With patience, learning from Hubbers [Misha, SunSeven, Mark Knowles, Lisse, SunForge, others] and putting to work what learnt, it improved to pay my 2011 house rent in Lagos today 30th of December 2010. So glad and grateful to God, HubPages community and Google Adsense program. Beside writing for money, I love the awesome community of resourceful Hubbers.

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      Chuck Nugent 6 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Ijspain - Glad you enjoyed this Hub and Welcome to HubPages.


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      ljspain 6 years ago

      I was trying to decide whether or not to join Hubpages. Your hub has made my decision. I became excited to join after reading. I look forward to reading more by you. Thanks.

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      Juliet Christie Murray 6 years ago from Sandy Bay Jamaica

      You are a great writer and this article is very inspirational.I feel a bit down sometimes when I look at my earnings but I am going to try implementing the strategies uou suggest

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      TravelinAsia 6 years ago from Thailand/Southeast Asia


      Congrats on your success at hubpages. I hope I can catch up to you soon! My goal is to publish at least 20 hubs per month, focusing on the topic of travel in Asia. Unforntately I have had some problems with some hubs having ads disabled because of sexual content in my hubs. It seems rather hypocritical since I can see google ads for dating websites and massage parlors plastered all over my articles about temples in Thailand. Let me know if you have any pointers!


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      skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Chuck I believe it was divine intervention I landed here. I am so grateful I did. I have read much on earning income at the hubs. For me this has been the most simple, heartfelt hub to understand and follow. I have been Blessed with your information and I thank you for taking the time to share your personnel jouney of earnings at hub pages. I enjoyed the read, big times. I believe I can benefit from the tips you have included. I chuckled at the 31 cents per hour. Yes that is so true but as you said in the long haul over time the dollars add up.

      Merry Christmas Chuck to you and yours It is an honor to meet you at the hubs of love. Your hub gives me hope that earning is likely and possible.From the comments many others were given some hope as well.U rock. We do reap what we sow.Great job brother.

      FYI Amazon will not pay anyone from colo. to sell thier merchandise. Thanks to our state Government who would not comply to the tax increase request from amazon. We are the only state in usa that did not comply. The Colorado people had no vote or say so in the issue. I have tried to contact a couple of gov. groups to no avail. SO if anyone sold from amazon on their hubs or sites or blogs and are from Colo. amazon pockets all of the money. We get nada, cent. It has been a year plus since Amazon booted Colorado. One day I went to my amazon site and it said something to the effect 'Banned from Amazon earnings' I emailed Amazon and was sent a generated e-mail explaining why.

      God is my source and he always provides. He is the only guarantee. SO hubbers and amazon marketers count your blessings that amazon is available for you to earn a few extra bucks.

      Thank You again Chuck. Up and awesome. You mentioned Darlene. I just love her.She is a precious gem. She reads most of my hubs. Do come over for a read when you get a minute.Read 'window washer' you will get a kick out of it. ( - ;

      Love n Peace

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      American_Choices 6 years ago from USA


      I concur - the Hub Pages leadership is dynamic and the people here are truly special.

      I enjoy reading the reality of being a writer. The hype and misguidance is sad. Giving false hope is wrong. Giving straight advise and sound reasoning is the gem you have given us here.

      As a new Hubber and learning, this was immensely helpful to me personally. Thank you!

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      simeonvisser 6 years ago

      That's great - very inspiring story! I've joined a month ago and I must say I don't know exactly what I'm doing. I'm writing hubs and the HubScores do go up but I need to do a lot more learning before I'll start earning money. It's a learning curve but if you're willing to work hard at it, you can indeed earn money as you've shown!

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      JustMike 6 years ago

      very nice hub inspiring to this newbie to see what can be accomplished.

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      IndikaT 6 years ago from Kandy,Sri Lanka

      Very inspiring hub. I am your follower now and definitely will read your other hubs. Thank you for sharing the experience...

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      twobmad 6 years ago from Myanmar(Burma)

      You have inspired me to write more and look forward. I have learnt from you that I have to have endurance and patience in hub writing. I know every of my hub might not attract readers but I have a hope to make it. Thanks Dude Chuck

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      Martha Giffen 6 years ago from Alabama

      Thanks so much for this wonderful hub. I am a new hubber and use many other avenues for generating income online. I'm happy to see that you are receiving income from writing. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      studentworld99 6 years ago

      I have make a link on my site so please you also backlink my site is

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      Lydia McCarter 6 years ago from The Murder Mitten

      Wonderful. Congratulations on your success! As a new hubber I hope to one day be lucky enough to experience something like this.

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      dmilesut 6 years ago

      Great hub and definitely a motivation to take action!

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      Chuck Nugent 6 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      brandonakelly - thanks for your comment and advice. And I am trying to study up on SEO as I am beginning to see the value in it. Thanks again.

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      brandonakelly 6 years ago from Wilmington, NC

      Hi Chuck, I'm new to hub pages, in the since of this being my first account but have been reading about it for a while. A lot of what you talked about, the three points on how to earn income from Google is really tied into Search Engine Optimization(SEO) which teaches you how to gain traffic. I would HIGHLY recommend someone of your stature looking into this to earn much more from your Hubs.. keep up the good work man.

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      Karrak 6 years ago from Michigan

      Love reading your story and seeing how your dedication to writing on HubPages is paying off.

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      AutumnLockwood 6 years ago from Northern California

      This hub is awesome. Very interesting.

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      cyberwriter 6 years ago from Beijing,China

      I think it is one of the most realistic hubpage earnings hub I've ever read, I read a lot but your steady earning growth is really based on your hard work.

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      Roffi Grandiosa 6 years ago from Bandung, Indonesia

      Inspirational Hub! Congratulations and I hope this hub will keep motivating writers out there to continually produce high quality articles.

      Thanks for reading my comment.

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      fresh2def05 6 years ago from Louisville, Ky

      This is a great hub. Very informative and inspirational. Congratulations on your hubpages success. One day, I'll be up there too, just watch.

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      cyy822 6 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for the wonderful article - you're an inspiration to us all!

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      J Sunhawk 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Your perseverance as a hubber shines through. Thanks for sharing.

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      Kimberly Bunch 6 years ago from EAST WENATCHEE

      Perfect info. Something everybody wants to know more about. Thanks for sharing it with us. When need to know!!


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      Mokibobolink 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks so much for sharing your story. I have been on Hubpages for a few months now and have been writing hubs based purely on what I like, not really concentrating on the income aspect of it. Stupid, I admit, but I truly hadn't realized how much someone could earn with it. By reading stories like yours, I'm educating myself on what can be done on this site and like you, I am enjoying the vibe up here. It's fun and everyone is very supportive. I hope to have a success story like yours to tell someday, so thanks again for sharing it.

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      seanorjohn 6 years ago

      Thanks for this Chuck. I think you have demonstrated that the sheer quantity of hubs published must increase the chances of success.

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      Mark Greenley 6 years ago from UK

      Hi Chuck. Thanks for posting this article, as a new hubber it's good to read some no nonsense information from a seasoned user.

      It's great to know that quality is rewarded over time and that with even posting only sporadically you can grow a readership and income.

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      Laura Deibel 6 years ago from Aurora

      Thanks, Chuck. I do like your writing, esp. "Economic Consequences of Divorce" which brings your expertise to the table.

      I also enjoy the friendliness of HubPages, but my interest waned a bit after "Amazon Law" passed in Colorado.

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      boblet42 6 years ago from Widnes England

      I am a cynical scouse newbie, who has been flagged. having read your work and the subsequent comments I get the urge to reach for a bucket. Will I be flagged again?

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      lil momma 2008 6 years ago

      wicked story and thanks for sharing your success!

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      Glo L Bernadas 6 years ago from Philippines

      Congratulations to your success and thank you so much for sharing your success story. Very valuable information for newbies like me. Wishing you more success.

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      danielpolly 6 years ago from New York

      You have great achievements for sure! Congrats!

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      Chuck Nugent 6 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Moonmaiden - nice to hear from you again. I remember discovering your Hubs during the first month or two after I joined back in 2006.

      I don't know exactly when HubPages started but recall seeing some references on HubPages to the start of HubPages and I think the site was launched sometime during the summer of 2006. I think Paul Edmondson had a Hub or blog post on the start of the site and I remember running across a Hub by someone else dealing with the history of HubPages.

      While the history of HubPages is interesting what is really exciting to me is the future. In the November 12, 2010 article about the interview Stephannie Hicks (stephhicks68) and I had with the San Francisco Business Times ( ), Paul Edmondson commented that HubPages has the possibility of becoming one of the top 25 websites in the world and that he and his team are working to make that a reality. Having this kind of leadership at the top makes it very exciting to be a one of the many writers on HubPages.

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      Chuck Nugent 6 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments. I am glad everyone is enjoying this Hub and finding it useful in their own Hubbing.

      However, I must confess that I am not the only one sharing what has worked for me on HubPages as I have benefited from the numerous tips and advice others have shared in their Hubs. This sharing and teamwork is part of what makes HubPages such a great site to write for.

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      CookieB 6 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

      Wow this is inspiring! I didn't know hubpages had so much earning potential. I spend the same amount of effort and time on my blogs, so why not on hubpages? Thanks for making this detailed hub :) More good fortune on your writing!

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      TattoGuy 6 years ago

      You are an inspiration to newbies Chuck and I know I found your hubs really helpful when I first joined, good luck in your future writing !

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      Fayme Zelena Harper 6 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

      I'm so glad you are still here. I wonder how many of us have been here 4 years. How old is Hubpages anyway? Are there people that have been here 5 years or more? I'm so glad your sons write here as well. I wish my daughters would but they are not really into writing.

      Wishing you much success. Thanks for sharing your story.

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      Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

      Hi Chuck, I am so glad to finally meet you. Thanks for sharing all your Hub information. I will have to bookmark this, and is the info. is too numerous to take in all at once. I do like the idea about writing for a niche market, I think I have one. Wonderful Hub!

      Thanks so much!

      Sima, Treasuresofheaven

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      Caroline Paulison Andrew 6 years ago from Chicago, IL

      This was a great hub. I joined HubPages about 6 weeks ago and love the team spirit here. I blog at wordpress, typepad and run a few ad-driven sites of my own. This is the most profitable so far--and the most fun!

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      Jackie Paulson 6 years ago from USA IL

      Chuck, this is great because I have just joined Hub and now I have an Inside from reading your article. Thanks so much.

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      nicomp really 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Congratulations on your continuing success. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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      PurpleOne 6 years ago from Canada

      Wow, this is so inspiring! My ultimate goal is to be able to take vacations like you while writing on the side. Sometimes I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of this and the money starts rolling in but then it stops again! So keeping my motivation up is a challenge. Thanks for the motivation! :) Good luck - not that you need it now! :)

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      warrioRR 6 years ago from Rawalpindi Pakistan

      Fantastic information and I am thinking to use adsense and all other sevices and hope for the best

      good work CHUCK

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      Bel Marshall 6 years ago from Michigan

      This is great information and inspiring since I just posted my first hub last night. Honestly, I am a little hesitant to put in too much time and be disappointed as so many other sites have been a flop.

      This gives me hope that Hubpages will be as good as it claims to be.

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      andygiffy 6 years ago from England

      very informative and a good guide for those who are new at this and also experienced hubbers as well :D

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      simeonvisser 6 years ago

      That's a great hub I must say! I just joined while traveling through New Zealand and I expect to become more active when I have regular internet access. It's great to learn from well-established Hubbers :)

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      transmission line 6 years ago

      Great advice. It will surely help. Especially my site :)

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      It is great of you to share this inside information with your fellow Hubbers. Everybody looks up to you. Thank you! I learned a lot form your article.

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      LoganG 6 years ago from Florida

      Coming from someone new to hubpages, thank you for reinforcing my decision to join.

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      pakpub 6 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for sharing all this valuable information about being a dedicated hubber!

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      Susan Ungrey 6 years ago from Grand Rapids, Michigan

      Very informative hub! Thank you!

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 6 years ago from Maine

      Valuable information in this hub, thank you.

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      carlmikael 6 years ago from Sweden

      Great inspiration!

      Thanks a billion Chuck, my hat off for you.


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      BioMedGirl 6 years ago from Corpus Christi, Tx

      Wonderful hub! Like most of the other comments here, I'm just starting out and your story has definitely motivated me to keep at it. Who knows, maybe 4 years from now people will be reading my success story while I'm on a wonderful European vacation!

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      dablufox 6 years ago from Australia

      A truly excellent hub, Chuck! Will check out some more of your articles, you have inspired me to ramp up as well as improve and fine tune my hubbing.

      All the best to you!

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      Rismayanti 6 years ago from Tropical Island

      fantastic.. wish can follow your way. thanks for share

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      thismamaworksit 6 years ago

      This was a great article. I enjoyed reading it very much. Very inspirational for a newbie hubber such as myself.

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      Trinsick 6 years ago from Cali

      Chuck thanks for taking the time to put this on paper so to speak. Congrats on your success!

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      MM Del Rosario 6 years ago from NSW, Australia

      Congratulations on your success at Hubpages....and thank you for sharing and giving advice to your readers, i am one of those who have benefited from following your advice and your style of hubbing.... All the best


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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for the detailed information and statistics. The description of your experiences and your advice are a big help to new HubPages writers like me.

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      The Rising Glory 6 years ago from California

      Interesting and informative!

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      gramarye 6 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

      Hi Chuck, this is a great hub - the type that needs to be bookmarked and read every week to reinforce good writing, attitude and approach to hub writing. This should become a classic hub!

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      Skewd 6 years ago

      Interesting! Great job.

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      bobmnu 6 years ago from Cumberland

      Very interesting. Thanks for sharing your tips and suggestions to make more money on Hub Pages. Often people will not share because they fear that you might make money. Your hubs are always very interesting and well written. Keep up the writing. I am also one of your success stories as I became a hubber because of your interest. Thanks.

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      ocbill 6 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      Excellent breakdown of what works to not only help readers but yourself for years to come.


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      sheila b. 6 years ago

      This is the best review of a hubpages experience I've read.

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      John Dove 6 years ago

      Hi Chuck -- I really appreciate all the detail you provided in your great hub. I like your style, and the avatar of you lounging in your chair contemplating your next hub. You mentioned that your sons now are hub writers of a sort. What discussions have you had with them? What advice did you give them?

      Best regards --

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      Stephanie Hicks 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Great hub Chuck - this is really interesting and I'm sure helpful for newbies to HubPages (and maybe a few of us old-timers). I was interviewed too, and you've inspired me to write a similar hub. Need to figure out how to get those AdSense figures for the past 3 years like you did! Cheers and congratulations! Steph

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Chuck, thank you a million for your sharing. I love what you wrote. It's blessing to have you on Hubpages.

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      Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      You are definitely an example of perseverence and loyalty to Hubpages. I plan to keep on writing and hopefully after four years have a positive story to tell like yours. I have enjoyed the experience and if you put a value on the education I have gained in writing for Hubpages - it is immeasurable. I have learned so much from the experience and reading other hubbers articles. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Aloha.

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      WebDesignDoctor 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Chuck, this is an AMAZING article! I am now inspired to make this one of my goals in life, to earn an ever-growing residual income on HubPages. I have only been spending maybe an hour a day on here and have only published 4 hubs (Granted I spent a lot of time researching and making these great hubs!) so far. I am going to amp up my efforts and try to knock out 1 or 2 hubs a day and use my marketing skills to promote my hubs! Thanks Chuck, I am now following you and I have a feeling I will learn a LOT from you!

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      LeonJane 6 years ago from Australia

      Wow, such an informative and inspiring hub, well done!

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      Chuck Nugent 6 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments. I am glad that this is of help to you.

      Peacefulparadox - in answer to your question, I average about 4 - 5 hours per Hub for the writing, researching, editing, proof reading, layout and publishing. I also spend time reading and responding to comments as well as reading Hubs by others. Additional time is spent marketing my Hubs and reviewing traffic reports provided by HubPages and Google. My wife would also include the time she has to spend on trips waiting for me while I take pictures which may be used in future Hubs.

      funride - thanks for the offer but I will have to take a rain check this time as our plans were to stay in Barcelona until this coming Saturday and then fly home. But I will be back this way and will let you know when I plan to visit Portugal.


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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Congratulations on your success. I hope I eventually learn to do as well.

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      Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Thanks, Chucks. This is an inspiring lens for newbies like me. I'm now a fan. Congratulations on your success.

      Have a wonderful day!


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      Ricardo Nunes 6 years ago from Portugal

      Working with Hubpages has been a great experience for me too. Not only the income but mainly because of the relaxed and friendly style that people share in their work.

      I have dreams about me and my family traveling around the world... and Hubpages it´s always present.

      Btw, are you going to visit Portugal this time? If you do please remember to drop me a message, I´ll love to meet you and show you around ;)

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      Nan 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing how to consentrate, write and make some money.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I am so very grateful to you for this very informative and much needed hub. I am visiting every link on your hub. Reading through this valuable information makes me trust you completely. How I wish I could sit down and talk to you. :-) Thank you, dear man for being willing to share your expertise with us. So glad to have found you!

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Hi Chuck,

      Thank you so much for sharing this hub. I am now in the middle of the process of soting my accounts out so that I may hopefully earn some money while doing something I also enjoy.

      I am pretty much a newbee when it comes to the computer and hubs such as this one are priceless.It reinforces the fact that it is possible to earn money while writing on HP. I do need to come back and read it properly so I am bookmarking it so it's on hand when I need to refer back to it. From what I have read I think it's just what I need to get me on my way. So a vote up and useful here also.

      Take care Chuck.

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      peacefulparadox 6 years ago

      I have read many hubs about this topic, and by far this hub is one of the most detailed and open hub about this topic that I've seen. Thanks for the detailed stats. One stats that I was curious about is "how many hours it takes you on average to write one hub?"

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      SteveoMc 6 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Great details and lots of information. Stuff like this gets me motivated again. Thanks for sharing all this information and helping some of us get some fresh perspective going.

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      Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Hello my dear friend, I am so happy to read your awesome fantastic, excellent hub. And oh you are so right on about everything you have said. I love hubpages and my friends are like family. I hope you find time to check in with me from time to time. Rate this hub up and say hi to the family for me...Warmest Regards, darski

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      Karen Wilton 6 years ago from Australia

      Thank you for sharing your journey on HubPages. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and have been given renewed enthusiasm to pursue my dream of making money from writing even if it is only pocket money for the extras.

      Cruising is my very favourite form of travel. The MSC Splendida looks most impressive. Lucky you!

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      Mulnivasi 6 years ago from India

      Awesome Hub Chuck. New and old timers can gain a lot from your insights and advice. Thanks.

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