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The Benefits of Sharing Hubs on HubPages

Updated on July 3, 2014

Sharing Hubs

HubPages is more than writing words and pressing the Publish button.

As an online writer, you need to share your work on social media networks and interact with the HubPages (HP) community to increase your visibility.

When you share your recently published works, as well of other hubbers' works, you are strengthening your path to success at HP.

Set Up RSS Feeds

  • How To Set Up RSS Feeds On Hubpages – Step By Step Guide

Another Way to Earn Money

Boost earnings by adding in RSS feeds.
Boost earnings by adding in RSS feeds. | Source


Yes, one benefit of sharing hubs on HubPages is that this is another way to earn money on the website. This point refers to sharing your own hubs.

You have likely heard of RSS feeds. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. You are able to add RSS links to your hubs. Read the article at the side for step-by-step instructions on how to set up an RSS feed.

When readers, whether HubPages writers or not, click one of the links in your RSS feed of your hub, they are easily taken to your most recently published hubs. You can display between one link and eight links on the feed.

The RSS feed feature is a useful HubPages tool. You boost your earnings as you provide easy, ready-to-go links for readers who want to read other content you have written. Your recently published hubs will see a spike in reads.

As well, Google notes that you have new content, which is a good thing! Make it easier for readers to find your newer hubs and encourage them to continue reading with the ease of the RSS feed!

How to Share Hubs on the HP Feed

  • Press the HubPages Followers button on the right-side of the page.
  • Automatically adds the published work to the feed of your Followers.

Quality Work

Another benefit of sharing hubs is that you are able to share quality work written by your peers.

You may want to spread a topic of interest to your Followers and therefore share a related hub that you read. You may learn an important fact during another read and want to educate your Followers. Sharing work within the HubPages community allows you these benefits.

Share Work That Is Well-Written

Promote excellent work that you read.
Promote excellent work that you read. | Source

When you share the written works on the website's electronic stream, you help a hub to reach a larger audience. Your Followers will likely appreciate when you share high-quality work that includes useful tips, especially if you do it sparingly. Remember that sometimes less really is more.

Be careful not to over-share within the HP Feed. If you share lower-quality hubs or share too many of them (several shares within a minute, for example) then you may annoy your Followers.

Those people will find their feed inundated with your shares, and if they are not all stellar hubs then they are not likely to be impressed! They may stop reading your own work or even Unfollow you.

Reach More Readers

Reciprocal sharing helps you and me.
Reciprocal sharing helps you and me. | Source

Reciprocal Sharing

You may have encountered the funny situation at HP when you look at the Feed and actually see one of your own hubs shared by another writer.

For me, it is a great feeling to see my work being promoted in this way. When I see a hubber share one of my works, I often do the same in return when I enjoy a hub.

I call this method "reciprocal sharing". You are more likely to share a quality hub of a writer who does the same for you. This connection gives you both more reads as your hubs reach a larger audience (not only your own Followers). More reads has the added benefit of more income based on higher page views.

As well, you may get new Followers who come across your hub in the electronic stream and want to read your hub. If they like what they read, they may just hit the Follow button! The bonus is receiving Fan Mail!

The Benefits

There are many benefits to sharing hubs. While your main source of income at HubPages likely comes from hitting the Publish button, you can also earn money from sharing hubs with your Followers. Remember to be wise as to what you share and the number of hubs too.

Sharing work also creates a reciprocal connection with other writers and helps give more visibility to quality writing. Let's help each other be read and improve the visibility of written work, one share at a time!

©2014 Christy Birmingham

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    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks Rolly for you continuous support. Your confidence in my writing abilities is great to read today.

    • Rolly A Chabot profile image

      Rolly A Chabot 

      5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning Christy... what a great hub... tell it as it is. We are so fortunate here in Canada to have the privilege of sharing. You are a lady of great wisdom as shown here in your writing...

      Hugs from Alberta

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @mmsu, thank-you!

      @James, Glad you learned about this subjects here!

    • mmsu profile image


      5 years ago from Pakistan

      Great hub!Nice tips.

    • James Vernon profile image

      James Vernon 

      5 years ago from UK

      Really good info in here. Good tips about sharing and also RSS feeds. Voted up and shared.

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @ajayshah2005, thank-you for the positive words and share!

    • ajayshah2005 profile image


      6 years ago from Mid Asia

      Awesome article. Shared.

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @midget38, absolutely, glad to share! Your comments have been very motivating for me and it's so nice to connect!

      @ellebyam, How nice! I am pleased that you took away more information about HubPages after reading this one and that you are eager to learn! That really is half the battle. Keep smiling and writing; I'm here to help!

    • midget38 profile image

      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Christy, thanks for telling us about sharing and doing so discriminately. It's a really important and noteworthy piece of advice indeed! Thanks so much for the useful, awesome nugget of wisdom!

    • ellebyam profile image


      6 years ago from North and South Poles

      Learned 2 important elements of hubbing from this very informative hub - RSS and the possibility of earning. As a newbie, I guess I will have to wait for 6 months before I qualify to earn $$$. What I do look forward to just yet is to gain more knowledge in how to create quality hubs and I am happy I found you. I am doing some catching up on reading your great hubs and hope to polish my craft with your hub guides before my 6th monthsary. Thank you very much for sharing and more power!

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Teaches, I really like the community spirit and support at HubPages. I am happy to share what I learn and pleased with the positive feedback.

      @prasetico30, Agreed! I hope your journey here is a great one.

      @Trinity, It is a balance between sharing and overwhelming our connections. Thank-you for the votes, share, and support too :)

      @forall & @diplorging, I appreciate your feedback!

      @samsons1, Yes sharing is caring! Thanks for stopping by to read.

      @Thelma, Moderation is good in so many areas of life, isn't it... Thanks for the read, vote and share!

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Vinaya, I just modified the section about the 10%; my readers were kind enough to let me know the specifics and I did more research. I have now revised the article to reflect the data in the earnings section. Thanks for the comment and the share as well.

      @Maria, great analogy. We do learn from others and if we all were the same, well, life could get stale pretty fast! Thanks for the comment.

      @dghbrh, @shalycriston, ssiddhanta & Lot Rillera, Thank-you all for your positive feedback!

      @Rose, I modified the earnings section of the hub after hubbers notified me of the specifics. I hope you will take a look. Thank-you for your read and comment.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Great information to share, Christy. I am sure many did not know this fact and it will only help to increase their interest and other's.

    • prasetio30 profile image


      6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring hub. I got many benefits become a hubpages member. I love your tips and I hope we can success together here. Voted up and shared. Cheers, Prasetio

    • Trinity M profile image

      Trinity M 

      6 years ago

      Great advice Christy. I have seen a few people overdoing the sharing recently, however, at the same time I think a good hub deserves to be shared. Great job as always. Up, useful and shared. :)

    • forall profile image


      6 years ago

      Great Hub! I didn't know about this before.

    • diplorging profile image


      6 years ago from Serbia

      Thanks for this information, I had no idea about this. You have great hubs, I will certainly share some of them:D

    • samsons1 profile image


      6 years ago from Tennessee

      Another 'knock-out' hub and excellently portrayed. A great life-lesson I remember from childhood, "It's always good to share." Voted up, useful and of course, shared...

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      6 years ago from Germany

      Great advice Christy. I only share when I think the article is of good quality, informative and interesting, but I share in moderation. Just like this one. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared!

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Christy, I did not know we get 10% of the revenue earned from page views of the hubs we share. Thanks for letting me know.

      By the way when I read and comment on the hubs, I share hubs on social media.

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      Maria Cecilia 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      yes this is good. I said this before, "writing is also about loving to read the write ups of others, not to criticize but to appreciate how diffirent writers are in style in hearts and expression, and we too learn from's like cooking, a good cook, does not only appreciate his own recipe or food, but loves to eat food cooked by his fellow cooks.

    • dghbrh profile image


      6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      nice tips dear ChristyWrites....

      voted up and shared :-)

    • shalycriston profile image

      Shaly Criston 

      6 years ago from USA

      I agree! and appreciate your informative hub. Thanks to share these tips :)

    • Lot Rillera profile image

      Lot Rillera 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      this is so informative. thanks for this ! voted up and shared too !

    • randomcreative profile image

      Rose Clearfield 

      6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great tips, Christy! I didn't know that you could make money from sharing hubs.

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Teresa & @jellygator, interesting and thanks to you both for pointing out about the sharing here and referral links. I will try to get some answers and modify the hub if needed. Appreciate the feedback and comments for help. Teresa, your shares are awesome and much appreciated; I followed you back as well :)

      @Mellonyy, thanks for connecting and the compliments too. I believe it is 3 hours however I can't find the page where I read that previously. Hope that helps!

      @chamilj, Glad to hear it!

      @Rajan Jolly, I appreciate the shares and your thoughtful comments. I admire your writing so this means a lot to me my friend.

      @chrisinhawaii & @cprice75, thank-you both for the positivity and shares!

      @Sunshine, Less is more in the sharing world :) Keep on smilin'!

      @mary615 & bdegiulio, Thanks for the feedback. I do agree that being stringent with what is shared is important. Sharing quality reflects better on the sharer and improves the site as a whole.

      @Rebecca, I gave the link in another hub comment; the title begins Beautiful Artwork Victoria,BC, awe thanks for coming by~

      @hawaiianodysseus, Yes a well-balanced approach is easier to do and better received. Great that you added this point to the hub, thanks!

      @Josh, thanks buddy I appreciate that!

      @Bill, once again your support humbles me.

      @TomRY, the question is a good one and I appreciate the inspiration behind the hub. Take care.

    • jellygator profile image


      6 years ago from USA

      I'm under the same understanding as Teresa. So far, I haven't had any referral earnings attributed to me.

    • Mellonyy profile image


      6 years ago

      Hi Christy! I didn’t know that I get 10% of the revenue earned from page views of the hubs I share.

      What does it mean for a limited time period?

      Shared again! I am your real fan, now. Well written hub.

    • chamilj profile image


      6 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Great. I always share quality Hubs.

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      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Great sharing tips (and their benefits) Christy. With the earnings part, though, I don't think one gets 10% of the views the hub one shared gets, unless you had your referral link in the share - just clicking the "share" on somebody's hub does send that share to the homepage feed of all your followers, and that certainly has benefits, but, to include your referral link, the sharing is best done on outside sites. The "link to this page" to include your referral link in a link you post on outside sites is at the very bottom of every page. There are still many benefits to sharing another hubber's hub, even without your referral link in that share, as you point out so well in your hub. A great hub, so I'm sharing this to my HubPages followers (by clicking the share button, but it doesn't have my referral link in it) and also sharing it on my Facebook wall (after first getting my referral link at the bottom of this page.)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Christy, this is a fine hub. You very rightly points out the pros of sharing and cons of sharing indiscriminately. With so many fine and excellently written hubs, I find it exceedingly difficult to decide between sharing one and not sharing the other.

      Still I agree sharing good hubs is a must and is a trust of a reader in the writer's work. Balancing this is a fine art which I believe comes as we age as a writer and reader as well.

      Voted up, useful and interesting.

      I'm sharing this as well as you have tackled the entire issue of sharing hubs from all angles.

    • cprice75 profile image


      6 years ago from USA

      This is great advice. I rarely share hubs with my followers, but I will definitely share this one that shows the benefits of sharing. Voted up.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for another great hub, Christy. Sharing is fun!

      And thanks also to the commenters for addressing the importance of only sharing high-quality hubs that we actually like, and how indescriminate sharing just irritates our followers.

      You have been shared. =) Aloha!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Great advice Christy. There's sharing and excessive sharing. No one likes a pest. Just like Bill and Mary said in the comments... share in moderation :)

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      Bill De Giulio 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Excellent advice Christy. Every new Hubber should read this. Well done as usual. Will share and vote up.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      I agree, but as you probably know by now, I don't encourage sharing just for the sake of sharing in order to obtain followers. I resent it when my feed is clogged up with shares that I know the Hubber who shared did not even read the Hub.

      When I read a Hub that has merit, well written, informative, etc. I share that one.

      I voted this Hub UP, and I WILL share.

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I share some and I need to share more. Thanks for the reminder! BTW Christy, I am still looking for the murals of your home town Hub. Can you share that again? Thanks!

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 

      6 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Christy, I shy away from the "hard sell" approach, so your Hub was very enjoyable in light of its well-balanced presentation. I learned quite a bit from it and am thus grateful that you shared your time, thoughts, and diligent effort with the rest of us. What truly helps people succeed here on HubPages is their willingness not to hide their trade secrets under a bushel...but, rather, to embrace the notion that sharing information and helping others to succeed facilitate each author's long term success! Good for you for doing just that! Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Awesome tips Christy, I love your creativity! I know I say that all the time, and the poor horse is getting beaten up, but I am just being honest :) Great job Christy, keep up the great work! :)

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great tips as always Christy! It's a balancing act on Facebook, trying to share without annoying your FB friends with too much.

      Very practical suggestions! A new Hubber would do well to read your helpful hub.

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      6 years ago from USA

      Thank you for making a Hub about the topic.

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks wetnosedogs! I actually searched the site for more information after this topic came up in a Q&A. I couldn't find more information and thought it would be a useful one to write. I appreciate the feedback!

    • wetnosedogs profile image


      6 years ago from Alabama

      Fantastic work. I didn't know all the ins and outs of sharing.

      And I shared this hub!


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