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How Do I Get Started On HubPages? Guidelines To Get Noticed by Writing and Publishing Evergreen SEO Hub Page Articles

Updated on August 7, 2017

Meet The Author!

Freelance Writer and Published Author on HubPages.com
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If You Can Write than You Can Be Successful!

Anyone with a background in English writing can become a successful online blogger and writer. Learn what is takes and you can be where you want to be in a very short time.
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What is HubPages?

So you came across HubPages and think that you are a good fit for the Community...Awesome!

Welcome to HubPages!

HubPages is a place where you can Create and Publish Original Articles:

Videos, Poems, Guides, How-to Articles and so much more!

As long as you follow the HubPages Guidelines, you can write about whatever you want!

You Own the Rights to What You Write and Publish! This makes you a Published Author!

What do you like to write about?

Do you enjoy Music, Video Games, or Poetry? Maybe you want to share some of your Home-Made Recipes?

Maybe you want to Write Reviews about Books or Movies you have recently read or watched.

Are you a Sports Addict?

Maybe you like to write and share your Religious Faith.

Maybe you want to tell the world why you have no faith.

Maybe its Autos you're into, or Family and Parenting ideas. Perhaps you are a Fashionable dresser and want to share your style with the world!! There are unlimited topics that you can write about on HubPages!

That's what's great about being a member of the HubPages community! You can write about whatever you want as long as you follow the HubPages Guidelines and be respectful to other writers. It's that easy!


Write Down Your Goals!

Chalkboards do well for holding yourself accountable to Daily Goals!
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HubCamp Boston 2011
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What Should I do To Get Started?

Allow me to share my own Experience.

I started writing Hubs 2 years ago. I have always loved to write. I began writing down poems as young as 10 years old. My mother is a writer; I guess it is in my blood.

Anyway, I was working at a window manufacturing factory and was laid off when the company closed it's doors.

I came across HubPages while I was searching online for information about Freelance Writing. I had a lot of time on my hands, it was early summer here in New England, and I had nothing else to do!

And so I joined Hubpages.

At first I did some Movie Reviews.

I love watching movies, particularly horror and comedy. I figured, why not write down my opinions about them?

I started slow, a few Hubs here and there. A few months went by and I didn't do much. I was still searching for writing sites to join.

Then I'd publish a Hub and try to see if I was making money. Guess what? I wasn't!

That's when I decided to get a bit more serious with this writing thing. I did some Research on success on HubPages and started reading a lot of other people's Hubs, and Commenting as well.

You know what happened? I started getting followers and comments! People seemed to like what I was publishing! I found some really awesome writers here on HubPages! Some people start on fire and never stop burning! Others like myself are a little bit slower. It really doesn't matter.

The thing that counts is quality and eventually, quantity

Something that I started doing to keep track of my productivity on HubPages was to create a Personal Productivity Sheet. On my productivity sheets I have categories such as My Questions , My Answers , My Comments (I have left on other people's Hubs), My Hub Comments , New Followers , and number of New Hubs Published.

I set a daily goal and try to keep track of my activity. My goals were to ask 3 questions a day, answer at least 5 questions and try to get at least 5 new followers each day. I also try to comment on other people's Hubs at least 5 times per day. I immediately noticed an increase in my traffic.

One of the best things that you can do if you are able to, is to attend a HubCamp. HubCamps will give you the information that you need to create money-making Hubs. You will learn about Google AdSense and how to choose a perfect title that will be noticed in search engines.

I was lucky enough to attend HubCamp Boston on May 15, 2011 at the prestigious Back Bay Hotel.

I met a few cool Hubbers including thranax and Carolyn2008, who had a lot of experience to share themselves.

We had the opportunity to be educated by Awesome HubPages' Staff Members Robin Edmondson and Simone Smith.

Can You Make Money On HubPages?

Short answer; Yes. But it isn't guaranteed and it definitely doesn't happen overnight!

For some, including myself, it can take more than a year. How do you make money? By Creating Original, Search-Friendly Content.

To be monetarily successful on HubPages you need to do a lot of things. First, as mentioned above, you need to create Quality Content in Your Hubs.

Second, you need to get followers. I find that the best way to get people to follow you is to read their Hubs and comment on them. You have to be genuine; don't be superficial leaving comments on Hubs you haven't read or that you didn't enjoy reading.

When you like a Hub Rate It: "Up" and select an Appropriate Reason Why You Liked It.

Was the Article Useful, Beautiful, Funny or Interesting ?

Ratings help increase Hub score and lets the author know what people think about what they wrote. When you do this, you are showing other Hubbers that you like their work and are willing to read more from them. If you don't like a particular topic, don't explore it just to get Hub activity.

Will you be a millionaire? Probably not. In fact, most likely you will earn moderate income from HubPages. Some people are making some pretty decent money out here. Many have been able to use HubPages income from adsense revenue to quit there day job and become full time writers. Many of these writers also publish their work on other sites as well. The point is that the more quality work you have with great exposure, then you have a great potential to make a decent earning from your efforts.

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Elements of A Successful Article

There are certain things to consider if you want to reach the best search engine results from your articles. Probably the most important thing that will make your article stand out from all the others (on the entire web) is what you choose to write about. Here is the "Golden Rule":

  • Do a Google Search of a Topic you wish to write about. Open the first 3 links in the search results and look at the content in each result. Then you need to ask yourself: "Can I Do Better Than This?" You need to be honest with yourself when answering this question. If the answer is No, Don't Bother! You'll Be Wasting Your Time! If your answer is Yes, then Get Writing!



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What Elements Make an Article Stand Out in Search Engines?

HubPages has been around for more than 5 years now and they have learned a lot as a company as to what types of content are successful, through trial and error. The HubPages Team monitors trends site-wide and recently released a list of the things that successful Hubs have in them.

HubPages hosted a program called "Flagship Hubs" which was a program designed to follow several Hubs over a long period of time (starting in 2007) and the statistics showed that certain common elements within those Hubs made them stand out. Here are the results:

Each Hub Contained All of the Following Successful Elements:

  • Contained at least 1,500 Words: No "Fluff", just awesome, original content
  • Contained at least 5 Original Photos. These photos have to be High Resolution and Used Legally with proper attributes. Personal Photos Work Best! (photos you take yourself)
  • These Hubs Contained at least 1 High Quality Video (from multiple sources; your own will do best) The best videos teach "How To Do" something.
  • Contained at least 1 Map
  • Had a Table Embedded in the Article
  • Included at least 1 Poll and, or Quiz properly placed in the article
  • Included a minimum of 10 relevant Tags and included a variation of multiple spellings (Ex. HubPages, Hub Pages---Southeast, Southeast)
  • A Brief Summary (150 words or less, generally 2-3 sentences) that explains the purpose of your Hub.
  • An Easy to Read and Aesthetically Pleasing Format. Paragraphs in the article are broken up within several Text Capsules, Ads (Amazon and eBay) are Strategically Placed as well are Tables, Quizzes, Photos, Videos and Polls.


Additional Tips for Making Your Hub Stand Out

Although there are a lot of tips within this Hub, don't get overwhelmed! You may want to Bookmark this Hub for future reference. I did not write this entire Hub in one sitting! I have edited, re-edited and I am constantly adding information as I learn about what makes successful articles.

The HubPages Learning Center has become my best friend, and there are many experienced Hubbers out there that offer excellent information; you should take advantage of both! Here are some additional tips that I have learned over time:

  • Break parts of your article into Several Text Capsules. This increases the overall look of your Hub, makes it easier to read and allows for better Ad Placement.
  • Use Bullets (just as I am doing here with the little "dots" to the left of each point. Using Bullets in your articles presents the information in a list form. You can also use Numbers when you feel it will help get your point across or if you are listing specifically ordered steps on how to do something (ex. Recipe, How To Hubs...)
  • NEVER use "All Caps" (did you see that?) for more than a few words here and there to stress an important point. It's loud, rude and will turn away readers.
  • Constant Underlining is also something that you should avoid as it makes the article very busy and hard to read.
  • Never use stolen, copied or unauthorized photos. That is a violation of the HubPages Terms of Use and Google doesn't like it. You may be subject to legal action against you as this is a form of plagiarism, and your reputation as an Author will be tainted. Any photos you post should be your own or used with permission from the owner. You must site your source!

View Your Individual Hub Statistics! Here's How: (click on photos below to enlarge image)

Click "Stats" to Access Your Individual Hub's Statistics. Once you do, the Menu Shown Below will allow you to Break Down your Hub Stats.
Click "Stats" to Access Your Individual Hub's Statistics. Once you do, the Menu Shown Below will allow you to Break Down your Hub Stats.
Click on the Tabs in this Menu to review Specific Statistical Data for Your Hub.
Click on the Tabs in this Menu to review Specific Statistical Data for Your Hub.

Regularly Come Back to your Hubs and Reevaluate Them To See What Changes Can Be Made:

  • Make sure you didn't miss any Spelling or Grammar Errors.
  • When possible, Add Additional Content and make sure your Information is Up To Date!
  • Check up on Keywords by using the "Analyze Stats Tool". You can see what keywords are being used in search but not included in your articles
  1. Go to "My Account"
  2. Click on the Hub that you want to analyze (don't click "edit", just click on the Hub's link)
  3. On the top left, click "Stats"
  4. You can Analyze your Individual Hubs with these tabs.
  • Daily Stats
  • Weekly Stats
  • Monthly Stats
  • Total Stats
  • Keywords
  • Hub Metrics
  • eBay Stats

Checking these statistics regularly and using the Free Tools available will help you improve your Hubs and you will increase your knowledge on how to Optimize your Articles. You should get in the habit of doing this on a regular basis and if you accumulate many articles, you may want to record your update frequency so that no Hub gets left behind!


What Should I Do Next?

The best thing you can do is understand that writing on HubPages is a journey and you will not learn everything all at once. Over time you will learn some tricks to the trade and you will create some wonderful friendships with awesome writers in the community.

Get out there and Learn, Read, Comment, Share and above all else...Write! Jump in and don't be afraid to ask questions. You can e-mail the HubGreeters or Staff Members with questions about HubPages and you can also check out the forums and post your questions there.

I hope that you have found this guide useful and I would love to hear your comments. Remember, don't get overwhelmed and go at your own pace. Most Hubbers don't find instant success right away, but over time with a lot of effort, you will succeed! Best of Success!



Follow the Links below To Learn More About Writing on HubPages

The following links contain useful and specific information on a variety of topics on HubPages. Many of these Hub Articles where written as responses to Question asked on HubPages.

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      JS Matthew 12 days ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Darcia Douglass. The reason you are seeing links to other people's articles with lines through them is because they are "dead links". They have either been removed by their author or by the HubPages editing staff. This article hasn't been edited in a while as I as I am in school and have been on a lengthy hiatus. Thank you for your observation. This Hub article will be updated in the near future.

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      Darcia Douglass 12 days ago from Kennewick, WA

      I'm wondering why so many of your words in this article are "struck out," or have lines through them. Are they mistakes, editing notes, or some kind of an internet publishing oddity?

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      Arleen Roja 6 weeks ago from Philippines

      Thank you for this! I am also starting out and yes it is true, earnings does not come overnight but I'm very patient. It's good that I have my target market and I know where to find them. I'm just hoping that this views will be consistent. I'm grabbing your tips like have at least a map or poll in my hubs. Thanks again!

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      Shelly-Ann Smalling 18 months ago from Jamaica

      Thank you so much for this awesome post. I'm a new Hubber and you have inspired me to keep at it. I took notes :-). Have a great day.

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      JS Matthew 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @misslong123: Hello again Michele! I am glad that you found great info on this Hub! Thanks for the editing suggestions it's always appreciated! I really appreciate your constructive suggestions and your honest comments! Thank you!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Bulls Capital Markets: I appreciate your comment! Thanks for stopping by and for bookmarking this page!

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      Michele Kelsey 2 years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma

      Of course, I found lots of great info here. I'm most certainly going to review my notes to include your advice. Just thought if point out a couple things: quit THEIR day jobs (wrong use of that word, might check last sentence in that paragraph, and eBay I'm pretty sure but not positive is no longer available. Sorry, wonderful article - you know I think that! - but I'd want to know those things if someone caught them in mine, which I'm sure anyone could as most of mine have never been edited! Lol. Later gator and again, super awesome article that I love reading over and over again. Can't get enough! Michele Kelsey

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      Bulls Capital Markets 2 years ago

      Hi there. Very cool website!! Man .. Beautiful .. Wonderful .. I will bookmark your site and take the feeds also…I’m happy to locate a lot of useful information right here within the post. Thank you for sharing.

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      JS Matthew 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @emi sue : Hello and Welcome to HubPages! I am so very glad that this Hub was helpful to you. You have come to the right site as a beginning online writer!

      There is the Learning Center (http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/contents), the Help Forums (http://hubpages.com/forum/category/2879) and there are many Hubs and Hubbers who are more than willing to help new Hubbers!

      So welcome to the community and have a great time writing and meeting new and interesting people! Best of success!

      JSMatthew~

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      Emily Lantry 2 years ago from Tennessee

      Thank you. I thought this post was very helpful. I am new to hubpages and I am actually new to writing articles entirely. At this moment, I am just kind of writing on a few here or there topics trying to get a feel for everything. I plan to improve the quality of my content very soon, but I appreciate any feedback that anyone could give me. I have been exploring other hubs and I would love to explore yours. Thank you in advance fellow hubbers! ;)

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      JS Matthew 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @lyns : That's great! I am glad that you came back for a refresher and I appreciate you mentioning that. Thanks for stopping by again!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @stbrians : Sorry, I have been away for a little while. I am so happy that this was useful to you and that you found it "...the most interesting and most information I have ever received since joining Hubpages." Thank you and best of success!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      You are most welcome Alexandre! Glad this helps.

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      Alexandre Vidinha 3 years ago

      Thank you for your hub. Come again with more tips. Best regards

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      lyns 3 years ago from USA

      Came to get a refresher on this hub, I read many times and as always I see more each time I read it. Thanks again for sharing voted up and plus 7142142p lyns

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      Meshack Bwoyele Keya 3 years ago from Vihiga County,Western Kenya

      This is the most interesting and most information I have ever received since joining Hubpages.THANKS

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      JS Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Michele misslong123! I hope you are enjoying the New Year. I really appreciate you linking this Hub to yours. I am honored and humbled by your gratitude. I read your Hub (and will soon comment!) and I think it is really awesome! Especially about how to "Create a Hubpages Statistics Spreadsheet and Tracker" (#5). That really is awesome and I want to start doing it soon. You wrote a really awesome Hub with some great ideas. I could keep going but I need to save some words for when I comment on your Hub! I am so happy to be an inspiration to people and you totally made my day (week). Thanks again and best of success in 2014.

      JSMatthew~

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      Michele Kelsey 3 years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma

      I still love this article and study it quite a bit. I included a link to it on this hub:

      https://hubpages.com/community/Tweaking-Measuring-...

      If that is a problem in any way, let me know! Just want to benefit my readers to help them start out by writing excellent hubs by following your advice.

      Keep up the great writing! You are an inspiration to me!

      ~Michele

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      JS Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @kenoung: Hi there. I found that when I used a productivity sheet I was more productive. It is a great tool to keep one motivated. Nice to meet you on HubPages. Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      Ken 3 years ago

      Think I will start using a productivity spreadsheet of my own to track my hubpages interactions. Thanks for the useful information!

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      JS Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello misslong123! Sorry for the delayed response but I have been away from my computer for the better of this past week. I am always so happy to hear that my Hubs can help people. That you took notes makes me smile ear to ear! If you ever have any questions you can always contact me. Happy Hubbing and best of success to you.

      JSMatthew~

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      Michele Kelsey 3 years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma

      JS Matthew - I found this hub to be very helpful, useful, and it gave me lots to study. I took a couple weeks off of writing to do some studying. I have found that your hubs and those that you recommend are excellent! I have a notebook full of notes! I am still learning, but feel you have quite a bit of expertise to offer! I truly appreciate you sharing what you have learned and how you have grown as a writer with those of use who are just blooming! I look forward to taking your advice, studying more, reading more of your hubs, and following you. ~Michele

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      JS Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello misslong123. I am grateful that this was useful to you. It really does take a while to learn about HubPages and the site is always updating and evolving. The key to making money on HubPages is patience, research and writing a lot! Glad I could help! Thanks for your awesome comment!

      JSMatthew~

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      Michele Kelsey 3 years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma

      This was a very helpful hub for me. I spent many hours today reading it over and again and taking notes to improve my hubs. I feel like I am such a newbie, although I have been doing this a while. I am making very little money even though I'm writing consistently so I'm trying to take the time to find hubpages like this and LEARN MORE! You provided a mountain of useful information and gave me a full day of homework!! :) Thank you so much! ~Michele (misslong123)

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Fiona Jean Mckay! Glad this is another helpful Hub! Having and keeping goals is a must for any type of business to be successful. Thanks for reading and commenting and I wish you the best of success!

      JSMatthew~

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      Fiona 4 years ago from South Africa

      Another helpful hub - will be stopping by more hubs to comment - that is my goal for this week. I will also definately be setting up a goal sheet similar to yours.

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thanks blacklion2277! I'm glad this was useful to you. Feel free to check out my other "How To HubPages" articles in my profile. I appreciate your comment. Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      Warren Arcega 4 years ago from Las Pinas City, Philippines

      Thank you JS Matthew for these tips. I also love writing but sometimes the ideas tend to be all over the place. I'll read this hub from time to time to get some more ideas and help me get started. Looking forward to read more hubs from you :)

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      HubPages is the best online community Frangipanni! You will meet a lot of awesome and helpful people on here. Glad your are part of the Hubbing Community!

      JS~

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      Frangipanni 4 years ago

      Thank you again. I have just updated my profile too due to all the great Hubber's offering their wealth of information. What a great community to be a part of!

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Glad to help Frangipanni! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about HubPages. Happy Hubbing!

      JSMatthew~

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      Frangipanni 4 years ago

      Oh thanks for that. No I didn't realise about the comment capsule. Thanks loads!

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Frangipanni: So happy this can be helpful for you! I checked out one of your recipe Hubs and I wanted to leave a comment but there was no comments capsule. If you did that on purpose you can ignore this but if you need to learn about adding capsules check out this link from the Learning Center: https://hubpages.com/community/Learning-Center-com... Best of success and thanks for your comment!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @JMHolmes: I am glad this is useful for you! It can be overwhelming so I always tell people to set goals and monitor your progress. This should be fun not stressful! Thanks for stopping by and best of success to you!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @loseraspie: I didn't get paid my first year because I wasn't very active. Once I started publishing Hubs regularly I started getting monthly payouts. Don't expect to make millions! This takes time, research, effort and patience! Best of luck!

      JSMatthew~

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Felipe717: Hi there! Sorry for the delayed response. I recently moved and also my computer crashed. I am happy that this was helpful for you. Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      Frangipanni 4 years ago

      Great advice. So helpful to newbies.

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      Jennifer M Holmes 4 years ago from Canada

      Great article and so helpful - you are right that getting started can be overwhelming! I'll have to pace myself :)

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      loseraspie 4 years ago

      These are good tips. I'm new to HubPages. How long did it take you to get paid? I was expecting to make money right away. Be safe during Thanksgiving.

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      Felipe717 4 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      This is beyond awesome! I definitely had to bookmark this one. I didn't know about the Flagship Hubs so I'm glad you pointed them out. I'm sure this would have been one of them if they were still accepting new Hubs.

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello again Soumen! I am happy to hear that this is good advice! Thanks for the comment and share.

      JSMatthew~

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      sid76 4 years ago

      Thanks a lot for your great advice Matthew. Voted up+share!

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Hanna104! Glad the link helped to clear up your questions. You can always contact me if you have any questions. Happy Hubbing!

      JSMatthew~

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      Hanna104 4 years ago from Little Rock, Arkansas

      Thanks JS Matthew! That clears everything up. Thanks for the link, that really informs me better. Cheers! :) Heidi

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Hanna104! You can use all the programs mentioned here on your Hubs. It is a great way to spread out your earnings potential via a variety of Ad programs. Check out this Hub that explains each program in great detail: http://hub.me/acBUd If you have any other questions you can feel free to contact me! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      Hanna104 5 years ago from Little Rock, Arkansas

      Im confused as to who to choose to "get paid"? Can I sign up for all the recommended sites, or am I only allowed to choose one? Blogs have said to choose from programs of my choice, but I dont know any of them, who to choose? choose just one? Any advice on that? Can their be more than one?

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello kjrzeek1 and welcome to HubPages! I am so glad that this was useful to you. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about HubPages. I appreciate your comment!

      JSMatthew~

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      kjrzeek1 5 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Awesome hub, so much information. Thank you. As a new hubber I am always looking for help.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello egummer012 and Welcome to HubPages! Choosing the right title can be very important for driving traffic to your Hubs. Do your research! I am so happy that you loved this Hub! I hope it is a useful and informative resource for you and you can contact me if you have any questions! Best of success!

      JSMatthew~

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      egummer012 5 years ago from Pakistan

      I loved this hub. I am new to hub-pages so this article served as a great resource specially the choosing title section. Thanks for the info.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello mismazda! Welcome to HubPages! I am glad that this helps. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Thanks for commenting and voting!

      JSMatthew~

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      mismazda 5 years ago from a southern georgia peach

      Thanks for these tips.....as a newbie, I have a lot to learn.voted up.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Hanna104! I am happy that this inspires you! Welcome to HubPages! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Happy Hubbing!

      JSMatthew~

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      Hanna104 5 years ago from Little Rock, Arkansas

      Im just beginning, and your article was so informative. I am inspired. Thank you.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thanks Jasnav! I am happy this gives you a fresh lease on hope! Thanks for stopping by! Best of success!

      JSMatthew~

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      Jasnav 5 years ago

      Very useful information. Though I've been around for a couple of years on hubpages now, I didn't seem to be getting very much anywhere. Your tips give me a fresh lease of hope!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @DonnaSchim: Thanks for understanding! I am happy you came back and commented. Have a great week!

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      DonnaSchim 5 years ago from New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA

      JS Matthew,

      No problem on the delay of the response. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

      Have a beautiful day!

      Donna

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @JackyDragon: Come back and read it as much as you need to! I am happy this helps! Thanks for another great comment!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @DonnaSchim: Hello! Sorry for the delayed response but for some reason I didn't get a notification of your comment. I am very happy that this is helpful for you and I really appreciate your comment and all the votes! Thank you!

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      JackyDragon 5 years ago

      It is slowly starting to sink in. Read it enough times and I will get it.. Thanks again.

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      DonnaSchim 5 years ago from New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA

      Wow! This has so much information. I appreciate that you shared personal experiences. It motivates me to work at this because I know it took you a long time and a lot of writing. It helps me understand what it takes to move forward on HubPages. Thank-you for posting what makes a hub successful; that is very useful information. I'm glad I'm not limited to only one rating, since this post is useful, awesome, and interesting. Thanks J.S. Matthew!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thanks for the comment and follow kumar24894 ! Welcome to HubPages! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

      Happy Hubbing!

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      kumar24894 5 years ago from Fuck of HUBPAGES

      Thanks Sir. I'm new in hubpages. I will follow you .

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I am happy this helps new Hubbers like you mrqice, who are just getting started! That's what I am trying to do! I have learned a lot (going on 3 years next month) and I would love to see all new Hubbers start off with a great start. It took me years to learn what it takes to move forward, but now that I got it (still learning every day!) I will share what works for me and what has proven to work for others. It's all about experience and patience. Thanks for stopping by and I wish you the best of success!

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      mrqice 5 years ago

      Really great hub. Thanks for writing hubs like these. It is helpful for starters like me

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thanks you thelyricwriter! That's exactly what I was trying to do! I appreciate your comment and support!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      This is a very useful article that any writer can find value in. This honestly explains everything that you need to get the best out of your hub. Very well done. Valuable information and well written! Thanks.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you dotty1! I am happy this helps! Thanks for stopping by!

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      dotty1 5 years ago from In my world

      A Brilliant and informative hub thank you so much

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Ruby H Rose! I love Hubbing too! It can become quite addictive. I am so happy this helps you and good luck updating your Hubs! I appreciate your comment!

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Wow, this is wonderful! I am in the process of fixing up some of my hubs and found this very helpful one of yours! Hubbing is the best idea ever. Thanks for all your hard work and wonderful insight.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      You're welcome Msmillar! I really do wish you the best of success with the program. I know a few Hubbers who were part of the program when it was in beta a few months ago and they all found it very helpful and successful. I hope you have fun with it, learn a lot and make some money!

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      Joanna 5 years ago from Valley Springs

      Thank you JSMatthew! That's exactly what I was curious about. I know the Apprentice program is going to be tough, but I think I'm up to it. I absolutely love the English language and words!

      I do hope you are accepted when you reapply! It would have been fun to have you on my team, but I know you'll get a good team when you get your opportunity because all the teams on Hubpages are Great!! Good Luck!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Msmillar! First of all, congratulations on being accepted into the Apprenticeship Program! You are one of just a few lucky people to be selected! I applied and was rejected...I will reapply after the 6 months is over!

      With that said, I think you are very lucky and I urge you to make the most of your experience! Here is my answer to your question:

      HubCamps are a fun and educational way to meet other Hubbers and some of the HubPages Staff. If you ever get a chance to attend one, don't pass it up! As far as the HubPages Apprenticeship Program, there are thousands of people who applied and there are only a few that are accepted at any given time (I believe 30 people for each program).

      From what I understand, the program is in-depth and since it lasts half a year, you really can learn (and potentially earn) a lot!

      There is no way to teach a 6 month program (with support) in just a few hours at a HubCamp. I suggest you take your opportunity and run with it! I hope that someday I can be accepted into the program as well. I do know a lot about publishing online but there is a lot I could learn and benefit from. I learn something every day!

      As for my "Calm and Relaxed Manner", well that is a mix of my social personality and experience over almost 3 years on the site!

      I wish you the best of luck and success with the program and I hope that you recognize just how lucky you are! Thanks for stopping by!

      JSMatthew~

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      Joanna 5 years ago from Valley Springs

      Hi JSMatthew! I have a question for you. You sound like a well seasoned hubber who may know: Do you know if the Affiliate Program is as informative as the Hub Camp you suggest in this hub? I've been accepted into the Affiiate program, yeah me! lol, and I was just wondering. I really enjoy writing AND reading the hubs on hubpages. I'm really excited to become as comfortable and relaxed as you sound in your hubs.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Jenn8377! Welcome to HubPages! I am happy this answered all your questions and I suggest that you check out my other articles that explain HubPages and how to attract audiences and earnings. I appreciate you stopping by and I wish you the best!

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      Jenn8377 5 years ago from Saskatchewan

      This information was very useful. I am new here and have found this hub quite helpful. It answered all my questions :)

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thanks wetnosedogs! I am glad that you found this Hub Article too! I appreciate you leaving a comment!

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

      This is bookmarked. I am glad I found this since I really need this. Thanks for taking the time on this hub.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @napetv: Thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @gmmurgirl: You are most welcome! It is my pleasure to help! I appreciate you stopping by!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Shawn May Scott: What a great comment! I am happy that this is useful to you! I appreciate your comments and shares!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Angela Brummer: You're welcome! I wish I had come across guides like this when I first started but HubPages has changed about 80% of the site since then with a ton of improvements! This stuff is up to date!

      I always try to help others by sharing what I know and by also sharing their Hubs. We all benefit from sharing. I have had an increase in views and comments since I interacted on your Hub Alert so I thank you! I appreciate your enthusiasm and efforts. You are a great Hubber! Thanks for Sharing!

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      Gei Moore 5 years ago from Pilipinas

      Thank you very much! This is highly valuable content for Hub writers. It is indeed very helpful.

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      Shawn May Scott 5 years ago

      Wow and Awesome!!! This is my Hubpages bible. I have often wondered how others do it on the site but now I know. A greast summary and informational article about how to use Hubpages. Thank for sharing!!! Voted up, shared with twitter, pinned and followed.

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Thank you for always sharing what you know with all of us. I learn so much reading your article I have to reread them just to take it all in! Thanks for all your help with hubbers alert that has been quite sucessful. I will be sharing this on twitter, facebook, google+, stumble upon, and with my hub following.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @supermom_in_ny: Wow, Gold! Personally I didn't do much the first year plus I was here. There have been so many changes with Google Search that maybe your lack of productivity is a blessing in disguise! I am happy that you decided to get serious now! Good luck! Setting goals is the best thing you can do. Thanks for the comment and vote!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @camira23: I am happy to answer any questions you may have! Happy this helps! Thanks for stopping by!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @help101: You're welcome! I am glad this was helpful to you. Thanks for stopping by!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      Wow! Thanks was a long article full of GOLD! Awesome advice. I've been here since the beginning, but haven't gotten serious until April 2012. Getting a payout this month. Setting my goals to reach monthly payouts. ;) Love it here!

      Voted up because this info is very useful..

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      camira23 5 years ago from Boston, Mass

      very useful , I am new on Hugpages and this hub definitly answered to my many question.thank you!

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      help101 5 years ago

      This hub was informative. I have found some answers to several questions to getting traffic on my hubs. Thank you. :-)

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Msmillar! I am happy that this had a lot of information that answers any questions you might have had! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Joanna 5 years ago from Valley Springs

      If I ever had a question, you have certainly answered it. Thank you for the informative hub!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello ebookshack!

      I was like you. I joined HubPages but really didn't do anything until I was here for over a year. I am happy that you find my Hubs useful! I have had the opportunity to attend a HubCamp last year in Boston where I met Simone Smith, Robin Edmondson and some really cool Hubbers. I learned a lot about Hubbing that day and ever since then I have been active.

      Everything I have posted here is compiled from personal experience, Learning Center Articles, reading HubPages blogs and announcements, tips tricks and etc. As a HubGreeter, I feel that I have a responsibility to help other Hubbers and offer advice and guidance along their journey. And that is why I share what I have learned!

      I appreciate your insightful comment and for the follow. I wish you the best of luck on your HubPages journey and I am glad that we had the chance to meet! Happy Hubbing!

      JSMatthew~

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      Melanie Bremner 5 years ago from Canada

      WOW!!! My head is spinning! There is indeed a wealth of information here to be read and absorbed. I definitely had to bookmark this hub as I have had to bookmark a few of your other ones too. I can see why you have been finding success. You certainly sound like you know what you are doing and judging from your hubs, I see you do it well.

      I have been on this site for 4 years although until last November, I was almost here in name only(I think I had 2 or 3 hubs.lol) I have recently just picked up the torch for this as I would like to crack the code and get making a decent amount of money that I can actually talk about instead of something that makes me almost embarrassed.

      I am going to spend some time following your steps, researching and creating more hubs. I am also interested in seeing if I can be accepted into that new Apprenticeship program. Do you know anyone who did it, if so, what were their comments or thoughts?

      Anyways, this comment is getting a little long so I will stop. I just wanted to thank you and tell you to keep on posting because I will be waiting for the next little gen that you create.

      take care now and see ya round!!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @loued51: Hi there! I am happy that this is useful for you! Thanks for stopping by!

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      loued51 5 years ago

      Just awesome info that I need to come back to, for guidance, time and time again!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      @Simplehugs: Hello again! I am happy that this can help you! Thank you for stopping by again and for voting!

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