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Why Having Many Loyal Followers on HubPages Increases Your Earnings

Updated on August 1, 2012
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You Can't Make Money Online on Your Own!

If there is one thing that I learned from dozens of Google algorithm updates is that you can't make money online ethically by being a lonely island. The reason I say ethically is because I have come across countless affiliate marketers that make small fortunes online, but they use questionable strategies. I know you want more info, right? Well, here's one case. A guy would use sites like Craigslist, redgage, twitter, any heavily used site and post a picture of a pretty girl. He would pose as this girl and get countless men to sign up on dating sites to contact him. He earned a lot of commissions. Then there were internet marketers that used black hat seo to game the serps. Meanwhile, their sites were garbage. I can go on and on.

How can I make money online the honest way?

If your goal is to be a blogging or affiliate marketing mogul you need loyal followers. You need an audience that will be loyal to you, even if Google betrays you. This is exactly what happened to John Chow several years ago. Google buried his page in the serps, but he earned tens of thousands of dollars that month by selling advertising on his blog. How was he able to achieve those type of sales? Advertisers were attracted to his loyal followers! Advertisers got their money's worth when they advertised on his site. How? His readers blogged about him, opened his email, read his feeds, bought products he recommended and retweeted his tweets. He still earns thousands of dollars a month through get paid to blog sites and paid tweets on twitter because of his large following!

Why does anyone need loyal followers?

Let me explain it like this. If a show doesn't have enough of an audience, it's canceled. Advertisers will not pay big bucks to promote products when no one is watching. If a radio show isn't popular, it's replaced. If a newspaper doesn't have readers and sell papers, they go out of business. See, everyone needs loyal readers or visitors or they will not succeed. Those same principles are at work at HubPages too. Yes, you can get traffic from search engines, but you may not get adsense clicks. Your fellow hubbers will help you increase your HubPages Ad Program earnings just by visiting your content. You need traffic from HubPages and search engines to make money!

Do you have proof that more followers on HubPages means increased earnings?

Glad that you asked. Below I created a chart using the statistics found on the success stories section of the HubPages blog. If you look at the chart, you will find 10 hubbers. Each one is earning a nice amount of monthly income. They also have a large following on HubPages.

What are the benefits of having a large audience?

There are several benefits to having loyal readers. Here are just a few perks:

  • you will always have many views immediately after publishing a quality hub (example-you have 1000 followers, 10% visit your hub after you publish = 100 views)
  • your readers will know you and trust your recommendations to buy products or join services (this is why internet marketers with large email lists earns $1000s in hours)
  • your readers will share your quality content using social media and email
  • your readers will blog about you
  • you will attract more readers because success attracts success
  • you will become an expert in your field
  • you will earn more money
  • advertisers will seek you out

How can I gain more readers?

If you want to gain more readers you should do the following:

  • write quality hubs
  • comment on other's hubs
  • follow other hubbers that publish great hubs
  • participate in the forums and help others
  • share great hubs by other hubbers on your favorite social media / bookmarking site
  • submit your own hubs to social bookmarking sites

Catching the attention of a successful person by appreciating their work is a great way to network. You know the truth about "reaping what you sow". If you plant roses, you will get a rose bush-not dandelions.

I hope that you found this information helpful. Enjoyed it? Share it by email, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or your favorite social media site. Don't forget to subscribe to get more tips on how to make money on hubpages.

Hubbers Featured on Success Stories

Est. Monthly Income
Marye Audet
Kathryn Vercillo
Jimmy the Jock
blake flannery
Susana S
John D Lee

Do More Followers on HubPages Equal More Earnings?

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @MomsTreasureChest You are very welcome! Thanks for reading my hubs. ;)

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      MomsTreasureChest 5 years ago

      Terrific hub with lots of useful information, thanks!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Bobski606 I think it's important to show proof of the stats I'm using to determine certain things. There are a lot of people out there writing fluff, which I totally despise. It's a waste of time for the reader. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. and for the vote! ;)

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      Bobby 5 years ago from U.K

      Great hub! I've just started to build up my following and have noticed an increase in earnings every time I get some new ones. I loved your stats info too. Voted up!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @zsobig I agree. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! ;)

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      Sophie 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great hub, I loved your statistics. I would add the fact that you need followers that provide you quality comments, ideas and insights, so you don't have to go for quantity. Personally, I prefer a small amount of followers who really read /run through my hubs and try to help me with their comments and share it if they like it on a large amount of followers, who just follow me in the hope that I will follow them back - even if they don't have content that I am interested in.

      Voted up!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @flashmakeit Thank you for comment. I have a few hubs I am finishing up including one on my latest payment. Stay tuned!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @ib radmasters Not really. There are many hubbers that earn several hundreds of dollars a month and more with no active participation on their part. I hadn't written hubs here for years and was still earning money for two reasons: page views (traffic from search engines) and sales (from affiliate links). It's hard to earn much money without having product hubs. I know this, but many don't get it.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      Exceptional hub and a coherent plan to improve Hub earning. Some times I follow people and they do not follow back so I do not try to follow people often. I found this article so useful I am going to follow you.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @laptopfinger As a mom to 7 kids, I'm always in teaching mode. I believe that this is how I write. I like to use analogies that help people picture things in the simplest way possible. Thanks for the follow. In the process of writing some hubs you may enjoy. Stay tuned! :)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @Wendell Patterson Thank you very much! :)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @aw1219 Thank you for your comment and your vote! Happy to hear you found this information useful! ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @bridalletter This same principle applies to email lists, home parties for business or a brick and mortar business. Your followers will help you build your business. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Good luck with your blog!

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      ib radmasters 5 years ago from Southern California

      Sorry, but even the est amounts that you listed are chump change for the number of hours that are involved.

      The only people here making real money are hp and google.

      I suspect that the average hubber is only making a hundred dollars a month.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @rajan jolly Well thank you for the vote and the share! I am in the process of writing a few more that I think many hubbers will enjoy so stay tuned!

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @ignugent17 I agree with you! The community here is very helpful and inclusive. Most hubbers are very quick to share their stats, earnings and methods. The only way you won't earn money here, is if you don't take any action. Thanks for stopping by! ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @daisydayz Gaining more followers on HubPages will definitely boost your HubPages Ad Program earnings because more page views equals an increase in earnings. I think it's great that they added this earnings program to the site because it doesn't depend on Google's Adsense clicks. Thanks for sharing, voting and for leaving a comment. ;)

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      Christiano Odhiambo 5 years ago from Nairobi

      Its the audience, and followers are a richer one than just one-time hits. Very useful information for newbies. I like your writing voice and of course you now have a new follower.

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      Wendell Patterson 5 years ago from Alabama

      Great hub, that was real valuable information.

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      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      You helped me tremendously. I just completed blogging for business in July. The main point was developing a community of followers subscribing to your blog, I forget to apply the same theories to hubpages

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

      Supermom an awesome and interesting hub ! One that will be useful to all writers.

      Voted up as such and shared.

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Very useful and informative too. I will try my best to visit my followers and read one of their hubs and leave comments too. This is really a nice community because the members help each other. Thank you very much supermom in ny :-)

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

      Great hub, followers are obviously majorly important. I am a blogger, but for personal reasons rather than to make money (I make the odd sponsored post sale or side bar ad, but dont use affiliate marketing) But I still understand the followers importance. I will still get around 250 hits a day even when i take a small break from blogger, as my regular readers check by regularly. I have 770 odd followers on my blog and they are so important to me, and I love them all! lol! I am noticing that gaining followers her is helping my regular views too. Thanks shared and voted up!

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      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago from NY

      @topaz blue Thanks for the kind words! ;)

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      topaz blue 6 years ago


      Great informative hub! I'll drop by more often

      Many thanks

      Topaz Blue

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      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago from NY

      @Lipnancy Leaving comments is beneficial to both you and your fellow hubber. Analyzed some data and am putting a hub together to explain why. So, keep leaving those comments! Thanks for stopping by. ;)

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      Nancy Yager 6 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Thanks, I know how to get many fiends on Facebook, that is easy, but I was not sure if all the time I spend reading other peoples hubs was worth it.

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      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago from NY

      @dmcgaw I encourage you to write it, especially if you have more points I didn't cover. ;)

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      Danielle McGaw 6 years ago from Manitoba, Canada

      Hey - this is awesome. I was actually thinking of doing a Hub on this but you've done it for me! :)

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      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago from NY

      @hoov45 Funny, huh? I didn't realize it either until I started analyzing the top hubbers. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

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      Terry Hoover 6 years ago from Denham Springs, Louisiana

      Great tips here.. I haven't really thought about how important it is to have followers but it makes sense. Thanks!

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      SKCandles 6 years ago from Canada

      I find that if you follow people, they tend to follow you back. I know that if someone follows me, I likely will follow them back. Win, win!

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      floydconsutlancy 6 years ago

      Cool hub. Lets follow each other.

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      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago from NY

      @Jenny Calender Can you tell that I love stats? LOL! I like to analyze stats and plan my actions to get to my destination. I am a mom to 7 kids, don't like to waste time. ;) Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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      Jenny Calender 6 years ago

      Reads like a case study, thanks!

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      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago from NY

      @Barbara Kay You're right! That's why pro bloggers like ShoeMoney, John Chow and Darren Rowse never have to spend time building backlinks. Their readers do it for them!

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      Barbara Badder 6 years ago from USA

      More followers also mean more tweets, more posting on Pinterest and more shares on Facebook. At least hopefully that happens.

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      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago from NY

      @Dr Pooja Thank you very much!

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      Dr Pooja 6 years ago

      Great piece of information for a new person like me.Voted up

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      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago from NY

      @wetnosedogs You made my day again. LOL! I just hope that the info is helping you make some money too.

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      wetnosedogs 6 years ago from Alabama

      Great hub and wow to the chart. By the way, count me as one of your loyal ones.

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      kelleyward 6 years ago

      Yeah! Me 2!

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      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago from NY

      @toptenfacts Welcome to HubPages! It is a great community with an easy way to make money. The easiest way to gain more followers to to write great hubs and participate on the site. No one can follow you if they don't know you exist. Thanks for stopping by! ;)

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      supermom_in_ny 6 years ago from NY

      @kelleyward Thanks for the comment and vote! I agree. I can't imagine having 5000 followers. I'm going to keep sharing the best strategy I learn by analyzing stats I find on the site. Hopefully some day I'll get there. ;)

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      toptenfacts 6 years ago

      wow! amazing . I'm new at hubpages. i hope i get followers too :) !! great hub !!

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      kelleyward 6 years ago

      Great hub! I couldn't imagine having 5,000 followers! Wow that would be amazing. You sold your point with me! Happy hubbing. Voted up and Shared! Take care, Kelley


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