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Starting a Hub for Beginners

Updated on September 22, 2011

10 Steps for a Successful Hub

1. Start a hub. Don’t mind your Adsense account application status. Google will surely approve your Adsense account after you built more than two hubs. Impress Google with how you made more hubs in a couple of days. Besides they approve accounts after a week or so.

New to Hubpages? Sign up here

Ready to get started? I recommend reading How to Make the Best Hubs in Hubpages

2. Make your hubscore step up each day.

Click How To Increase Your Author Hubscore

Generate traffic with your hubs. Invite people and promote your hubs. The more people viewing and clicking your hubs, the more chance your hubscore will increase.

Interact with other hubbers here in HP, join forums, answer some questions or comment for the useful hubs you've read.

3. Make a goal like making one hub a day. Then maybe two or more the following days. Indeed, Practice makes perfect.

More hubs=more tags/keywords=more ads=more google impressions=more earnings=more hubscore=more fame=more clicks=more hubs and so on.

Being a hubber is a cycle.

4. Ask a question. Don’t leave a question in your mind unanswered. That is why there is a Q&A in Hubpages. Remember being here is a cycle. You can’t move on if you left something in your mind unanswered. I mean you can…but you’ll regret you did. Reading and understanding the HubPages FAQ helps a lot to proceed.

5. Expand your network. Add your affiliate. Don’t focus on adsense alone. Register with Amazon.

Once approved, they’ll give you a code together with your username. Paste that code to your affiliate settings. (Click My Account, then Affiliate Settings, then you’ll see the boxes below having your affiliate codes)

6. Start using Amazon links, widgets and banners in your following hubs or on your former hubs. Just add an amazon capsule. It will guide you through.

Amazon Capsule looks like the one below.

7. Now that you know that trick, start your ebay affiliate. Register in ebay partner network. Wait for their approval for few days. Follow this guide. Click this link

It will lead you step by step.

8. Now that your affiliates are working with you, it’s a sign that you’re now ready for a new challenge. Like the : 60 hubs in 60 days

9. Continue reading related hubs that’ll answer and add answers to your questions. Answer some questions and join forums too to add more interactions and be in the cycle. Link to other’s hubs. If you like other’s hub and think it would generate more traffic, link to it and you’ll generate a percentage of that hub’s traffic. See referral trackers. I recommend these guides:

I recommend, reading the two 'cause  I have gained and earned more through URL trackers. Remember, don't be in a hurry. Understand each guide properly and it will work for you.

Good luck! Comment me for any questions.

10. Share what you’ve learned. Happy hubbing! ;p


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    • bumblehub profile image


      6 years ago from Philippines

      thanks for the information, as being new hubpages its very helpful.

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      6 years ago from close to you...

      Pleasure :) Thank you too!

    • michememe profile image

      Miche Wro 

      6 years ago

      Very informative! Thanks lady for the encouragment and steps to take.

    • Cardia profile image


      7 years ago from Barbados.

      Thank you! Very good information here, especially for a new Hubber like myself.

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...

      Eventually you will learn everything. In case you wanna ask bout these things, feel free to ask me :) Though I've been here for a year, I'm happy to share what I learned :) Thank you Teresa

    • eventsyoudesign profile image


      8 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

      I like what you say about interacting with other hubbers on this site. I find the people that I have encountered so far to be very friendly. I have not signed up for Ad Sense or any other programs yet. I am still trying to understand how I can make them work for me. I also need pictures and video on my pages. Thanks for sharing. This article is easy to read and understand. Teresa

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      9 years ago from close to you...

      you're welcome Tamarind :)

      everyone passes on that phase don't worry..just write and write and discover..

      thanks! ;p

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for the info and links. I'm still trying to figure this whole thing out. Thanks for the hub.

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      9 years ago from close to you...

      thanks Dink ;p

      good luck...

    • Dink96 profile image


      9 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      Lots of great info here! I've just been blogging aimlessly, but this finally makes sense! Thanks!

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      9 years ago from close to you...

      thanks kenneth! ;p

      hope it'll help.

      glad to help if you still have questions ;p

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      F. Kenneth Taylor 

      9 years ago

      Very good info! Do you have one that gives more detail about how to earn as well?

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      9 years ago from close to you...


      where are you kitty? what happened? I hope you'll come back


      are you talkin bout the profile pic? just go to "my profile" and find "edit profile" everything is there. upload your pic and that's it. and oh, jpeg pics will do ;p

    • linda-patriot profile image


      9 years ago

      I have a major question i've put pictures on jpeg windows in vista, don't know how to get my pictures on hub pages. I have a good one for the top where peole have pictures of themselves but I don't know how to get my pictures on hub pages. I am new at doing any of this any advise you can give me will be so appreciated

    • Waren E profile image

      Waren E 

      9 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

      Brilliant advice there blaise25!

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      9 years ago from close to you...

      you're welcome beth811 ;p

      welcome in HP! can't wait for your hubs

    • beth811 profile image


      9 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas

      Thanks for the helpful information.

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      9 years ago from close to you...

      thanks jim ;p

      hey, i read your hubs. i must say, they're unusual ;p

    • jimcain207 profile image

      James Cain 

      9 years ago from HUMPHREY, ARKANSAS

      Being new to hubpages, I believe your information will be very helpful. Thanks.

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      9 years ago from close to you...

      thank you for your nice comment ;p

      it would be nice to help the way others had helped me

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      \Brenda Scully 

      9 years ago

      very informative.... this will help a lot of people


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