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Slowly but surely you will make money on Hubpages.

Updated on April 19, 2012

"Do not give up on your dream of being a writer"

These are words that have helped me immensely when it comes to keeping up with my writing career.

Up until two years ago, I began to make money as a freelance writer. Given the fact that the money that I made in the very beginning didn't even help me buy groceries, I am proud to say that I have now surpassed my initial goal of what I wanted to make every month, and now I want to take my freelance writing career to a whole new level.

Getting to this point has NOT been easy. I have been critiqued because I decided to stick part-time with Content mills, and then there is Hubpages. There are so many venues through which writers can express themselves and make the money that they want.

I have found Hubpages to be one of those websites where writers are really free to write as much as they like. For me, writing on Hubpages definitely helps me develop my writing skills, and in several occasions it has also helped me attract new customers..

Can you really make money on Hubpages?

That is the question that gets asked the most around here. Out of 100 e-mails that I get on a daily basis, almost 30 of them are from writers, blogger, and even GUEST bloggers that I've had in the past, asking me how I'm making money on Hubpages, and what advice I can give them to help them achieve success as well.

My "success" has not been easy to achieve. In fact, I still do not believe I have been completely successful, since I still have A LOT of goals that I want to achieve in the future. So far, I've been able to:

  • expand my freelance services
  • make a new: blog-beyond words-jessi
  • Attract three new high-paying clients, and
  • Be able to create a THIRD form of income.

As great as this is, there is still SO MUCH that I want to do, not only for myself, but for my son.

For those that are constantly wondering, you can make money on Hubpages. It took me a good 3 months to see a turn around on my earnings. From .50 a day, to dollars at a time. There are many writers that also ask me:

"Where do you make most of your money? Hub Ad program, or Adsense"?

I say: BOTH.

The Hub Ad Program is all about generating traffic to your Hubs, and earning a sufficient amount of money from there. This can be GREAT if writers took the time to learn all about high paying Keywords, AND learned how to promote their hubs. Adsense is all about your readers clicking on your Ads, which any writer knows that sometimes that can be HARD.

Both of these programs can HELP writers make the money that they are looking for. It takes time because writers need to grow both their traffic, readership. and create more Hubs that others will read. This however, does not have to be difficult, it can be fun, and it can actually make hubbers work a little bit harder when it comes to their writing, and learning how to write about any subject.


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    • Jordan Hake profile image

      Jordan Hake 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri, USA

      Karen Hellier,

      Thanks for the advice. I'd considered the E-bay Affiliate program, being part of the Amazon program I'd thought it be a little redundant. Do you recommend both?

      So far as I understand, the Hub Pages ads program works through Google Adsense. Is that correct?

      Thank you for your time, I really appreciate the help.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia


      Just jumping in here and wondering if you are an Ebay affiliate here with Hub Pages, or are you in the Hub Page ads program? You can go to the hub Page learning center to find out about both.

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      Jordan Hake 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri, USA

      Google Adsense isn't an option for me, as I am currently bording with another established writer and Google won't allow two accounts in the same dwelling.

      I've already signed up for the Amazon Affiliate Program. Do you know of any other money-making methods?

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      Icyents 5 years ago from Michigan

      keep up the good work....

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Good advice Jessi. i was initially frustrated with hubpages. i wrote, and people didn't come. What? My site wasn't one of the trillions people were visiting everyday? Now, while I don't make a living at it, I do see consistent income that is slowly increasing. Networking and writing quality content are the key... and patience. Making a living as a writer isn't easy, but it's satisfying!

      Like you said, it does lead to other opportunities. I've gotten several ghost writing jobs (one ongoing) through folks reading my hubs.

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      Joy56 5 years ago

      always good to read a success story

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Your hub has helped me stay positive and motivated. The initial earnings aren't much but I will keep going at it by publishing hubs regularly.

      Voted Up all the way.

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      Lohrainne Janell 5 years ago from Fairfield, IA

      This was very helpful and encouraging. Thanks for writing this hub!

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      Angela Joseph 5 years ago from Florida

      Congratulations to you, Jessi10. One day I'll be like you.

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      I am all agree with you Jessi10, me too...can see my earning grows...especially this month, not easy, but like what those words that keep you up..."don't give up on your dream of being a writer"...I do believe that with persistence and consistency, everyone of us could be there...thanks for the sharing jessi10, be blessed and take care...

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      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      olde Cashmere: Thank you so much for such kinds words! I am so happy you stopped by! All I've ever wanted to do is Help other writers make money doing what they love to do the most. I'm glad that this hub has helped you in some way!

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago

      Your articles are full of passionate writing with the intention of helping others. I appreciate your work and am happy for you. Keep up the excellent topics, many writers are finding their way a little more every time they read your hubs. Voted up, useful, and awesome. Thank you (:

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      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      mizjo: I couldn't agree with you more! No one ever said that writing for money would be easy. It certainly has not been easy for me. But Im still hanging in there, and I'm still trying to make more money each passing month, and so far, its working.

      so, keep working, and earning money!


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      mizjo 5 years ago from New York City, NY

      Hi, Jessi, you make it sound so simple, and maybe it could be so if one would buckle down to WRITE. That must ultimately be the secret: keep writing, push the grey cells, produce great reading material, and the money will come. Whoever said it was easy?

      But think of the satisfaction of being read, and of being paid in the bargain.

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      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      billybuc: thank you for your kind words. This is good advice for those new writers that are trying to make a name for themselves.

      JKenny: Thank you for stopping by, and reading!

      KarenHEllier: Making money on Hubpages is hard. It took me a good 3 months to see a HUGE improvement on my work. But there are ways to speed up this process, and I've been doing research for an upcoming hub that, I hope, will help all of the struggling Hubbers on here.

      Thank you for reading! If you want to learn how to make more money on Hubpages, e-mail me for information on my coaching services!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for the encouragement. I think I am doing fairly well, and I love it when I log into Hub Pages and go to my account and see that my amount earned has gone up...even by just a few pennies. But some day, just those few pennies can be frustrating, so it's great to read your encouraging words. Thanks, and voted up!

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      James Kenny 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Great work Jessi, a very encouraging hub for those who wish to write for a living. Voted up etc.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Good words of advice for those out there struggling. Good job and congratulations on your success to date.

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      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thank you very much!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Encouraging! and congrats to you on your success... I wish you move further towards your goals