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Making Money On Hubpages. My 100th Hub. Tips For Writing Hubs.

Updated on February 8, 2015

Hello everyone!

This is my 100th hub! Time has gone by fast! It was really exciting celebrating my 50th hub! Now, that I'm in this "game" I realize I need to write 100-200 more!! But let me start telling you everything I've learned, for this is a tradition of 100th hubs.

I love all my fans and friends on here, I've met some really cool people, and I'm praying I make some substantial money soon. Last time I checked about a week ago, I was up to almost $14. One thing I learned here is that it takes time to make money, time for hubs to mature and start to really attract google searches, and time to really take off. That is why I'm being patient and realizing that quality hubs and the keyword tool are the two most important aspects to Hubpages. There are those who don't need or care about making money, but most of us, and I'm one! want to earn money to help pay the bills or even better pay our rent, etc.


Some of the Avatars I've used

currently me
currently me
Veronica Lake
Veronica Lake
Me a year or two ago
Me a year or two ago
Me age 2 :-)
Me age 2 :-)

Hubpages

The longer I am here, the more I learn. Learning is inevitable. It's true that some grow stagnant, but in most cases, I think people tend to seek help and turn things around. How does one learn? Many ways, friend. I will show you what I've learned so far in 5 months and 100 hubs!

  1. Reading hubs about hubs-many writers on hubpages write great hubs on how to write good hubs (like this one)
  2. Participating in the forums -asking questions and reading the many posts on "how to do this" and "how to do that". When you go to the Need Help? Ask Here forum.

Some of the most valuable advice I got was in the forums.

The Keyword tool

When you go to the keyword tool, (do a google search for "keyword tool", type in the url of your hub and then click exact (lower left) and choose keywords- these are the top search words entered into google search, and enter them onto your hub page where you put keywords (right bottom).

A Very Valualbe Keyword tool Tip!

It takes less effort to use fewer keywords, have you noticed all the "greats" use like 10 keywords? Why? Well for one it takes less time. But as you do keywords you should be advised, it's best to accept the best ones. Keywords that have 3,000 monthly global searches or more next to them are the best to use. Instead of using 50 "useless keywords" use 10 or more really good ones.

Also:

  1. Read and follow tips at the Hubpages Learning Center
  2. Read all the Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Go to the NEED HELP ASK HERE Forum



me age 19
me age 19
Katy Perry singer
Katy Perry singer

Hubpages~ is it Complicated?

Yes! and No.

It is complicated to learn some things over time, such as SEO [search engine optimazation] this is actually a fancy word to describe the Keyword Tool and some other things.

It's time consuming to read the rules, watch the helpful videos, and learn. It takes patience and time- don't try to learn it all in one day..........you head will explode !!!! :-(

At Hubpages, the creators have made it simple to just type in, or copy and paste, one of your original stories, poems, etc and then watch it grow.

Practically everyone is very helpful in the forums and many are very friendly too :)

The easiest and most enjoyable part for me is writing good, quality hubs. This is my goal, and the surest way to keep visitors on your page longer and interested, is by writing good, quality hubs and they should be 500-800 minimum words, preferably 900-1200. The longer your hub, the more interesting, the more good information, the more useful, the more videos, and photos, and capsules you use, to make it a vision for the eyes, and intellect for the brain, the better success you will have.

Writing hubs

Writing hubs is easy for many, when they have a natural flow of ideas, but it is often necessary to back up those ideas with facts [and research] however little or big you do, as long as your story is sound, etc. Just relax and let your thoughts, emotions, and creativity flow! This is a place to vent and you may treat it like a journal-though you obviously need to edit it first!! If you have trouble coming up with ideas, go to the Idea bank, which is under your account and there on the list.

You will also need to explore hubpages, and try clicking on everything--this is good for beginners or the computer challenged---to see how everything works and where it leads to. Honestly it took me a long time to figure out there was an idea bank or that there was a special awesome keyword tool, so if you're a beginner, and you're reading this hub, bookmark it and reread it, for it's very very important to pay attention to all I'm telling you. And yes, I would appreciate all comments, voting up, and clicking useful, funny, beautiful, or awesome!!! Thankyou!!


Is writing hard?

It often can be. We don't always feel inspired or get ideas easily. Writing hubs can be like writing an essay or "term" paper for school. It takes thought, action, and research, but it can be fun. Most of the time I love it. Other than the keyword tool, or "work" I need to do, I just love writing, venting, and letting things out. I love sharing my experiences to help others.

People like to read/hear what's from your heart and what you've experienced more so than some term paper on facts. You can do historical and educational pieces but putting in a little of "you" helps !

Is Making Money Important?

To most, yes. Once we learn all the "stuff" or most of it, we can focus on optimizing our performance and quality, etc. Some making money tips are:

  • USE THE KEYWORD TOOL AFTER EVERY HUB
  • WRITING GOOD QUALITY HUBS
  • BACKLINKING

WHAT IS BACKLINKING?

In simple terms, it is giving your url of your hub to another place to Link to Hubpages, to your hub. There are many such places. When you publish a hub, above the Comments section , there's a button in gray called Share. Click on this and you can share with many places quickly like facebook, twitter, etc (but you must join and have accounts there.) So, if you already have an account on facebook, go ahead and share your hubs every time you publish a new one. Also, you (should) join some new places; some which work well for me are shetoldme.com and reddit.com. (See my profile for the links.)

The Very Most Important Thing to Do When you Join

Go to "my account" and click on Affiliate Settings. Follow all the instructions and give them your tax info. This will enable you to start earning money on Google, and Amazon. You will NOT earn anything if you don't do this!!!! The way your Google ads work is: Hubpages will display your ads 60% of the time, this give you a 60% chance to allow people (visitors) to click on your ads--even if they don't purchase. The more clicks (traffic) you get the more $$ you make. To learn more, visit the forums, or read some valuable hub about these items. Some wriiters I recommend are RebeccaE, WryLilt, and MarkKnowles.

Being a writer of Hubpages:

  • My writing skills have improved
  • I've met supportive hubbers who leave wonderful comments
  • I've met cool people
  • I've learned my hubs have made a difference for others
  • I learn everyday about all kinds of things by reading other's hubs

Hubpages is my favorite website next to Facebook.

I hope it becomes one of yours too!



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    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Maria,

      sorry for not responding sooner! It's okay you have a lot to learn, lol, I think I still do too!

      Have fun!

      stars439,

      thank you stars. I need to check you out, I have a feeling you have good hubs:)

      Vrjdag Pages..........

      whew! what a mouthful- the first word

      LOL!

      Thank you . :-)

      Yes........I love that picture. Thanks;)

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      Vrijdag Pages 

      6 years ago

      Well done on the 100th hub. You can certainly see yourself in the picture of you aged 2. Cute.

    • stars439 profile image

      stars439 

      6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Interesting hub. God Bless You.

    • Maria Cecilia profile image

      Maria Cecilia 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      oh I have so much to learn really... I just post my stories but I am not too conscious about SEO....thanks for this.. all I need is to learn to internalize also...LOL

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      6 years ago

      Thank you jm72writes

      Lately I've lost interest in my hubwriting and not even sure I'm a good writer, or if I'm just "journaling about my problems" but people tell me, that I have a unique way of being able to describe things and put them in simple words for people to understand; that I can explain the complex processes of the brain to people and they can understand.

      I'm trying to save the money to get a book of mine edited so I can put it on amazon.com

      Many people tell me, and I write mostly about bipolar depression, that my work is boring or depressing- not people here- but I think that if I've been thru this for 20 years and found ways to be successful by coping and other things, then I'm doing damn good, and should probably share my strenth and endurance and skills in a book.

      Thankyou for commenting:) Glad you enjoyed the hub!

    • jm72writes profile image

      jm72writes 

      6 years ago from Missouri

      This was a great hub and had a lot of useful information. I plan to read more of your hubs and learn all I can about this business.

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      Thankyou for your positive feedback, much appreciated!

    • carm203 profile image

      carm203 

      7 years ago from adelaide

      Hi, I have only been a hubber for 7 days and needed a bit of guidance on a few matters, which this hub has done. thank you

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      Hi iron doors, I just found your comment now...hmm hp did not give me an alert, who new? lol thankyou

      Hi johnny, I responded to your email but it didn't work, anyway, I'm sorry I have no idea, but you can def find that answer in the forums, under ask, or in the hubpages learning center (bottom of this page and every page.) good luck!

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      johnny 

      7 years ago

      Hi,

      I have implemented the tracking code and setup Google Analytics and have everything in place..

      I have 467 people signed up through my hubpage tracker link and in total these hubbers have published 901 hubs.

      My question is, how do I find out how much I am earning from my referral trackers?

      Thanks.

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      iron doors 

      7 years ago

      congratulations.

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      Hey Powerpoe1 :-)!!

      You just made my night ;) Thanks!!

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      Powerpoe1 

      7 years ago

      Congratulations!...keep writing, inspiring, & creating and the earnings will follow! Happy Hubbing~

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      That's funny:)

      Thankyou so much!!

    • Harlan Colt profile image

      Harlan Colt 

      7 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

      Grats on 100th!

      I am glad to have stumbled onto your hubs.

      I can't promise to read all 100 but I'll try.

      - Best Wishes

      - Harlan

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      Hi jake7330, welcome!

      honestly it almost feels like yesterday when I started. Glad this helped. :) I certainly will!!

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      jake7330 

      7 years ago from Palm Coast, Florida

      This was a great article and very helpful I am brand new to this and I need all the help I can get, I only have two so very new lol I hope you get a chance to check me out when you get a chance. Thank you for this again.

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      2005Fleet,

      !!Thankyou:)

      Always nice to hear postive feedback.

      Take care. Checking you out now.

    • 2005Fleet profile image

      2005Fleet 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Great hub! Seriously great!

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      Thankyou very much, I appreciate it :)

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      Marie Giunta 

      7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Congratulations and well done. Have enjoyed many of your hubs and look forward to more.

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      Thanks, I am pretty good :)

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      mtsi1098 

      7 years ago

      No major complaints...BJ is doing well and so is his music..Hope all is well...

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      mtsi1098

      Hey, how are you? Things have been happening here so fast! lol Thankyou, I look forward to our friendship here too. How's that Billy Joel? I look forward to sharing more of my favorite music. take care

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      mtsi1098 

      7 years ago

      congrats on reaching an HP milestone and I am looking forward to reading many more...thanks

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      angel115707,

      Hi! Thankyou!

      K9,

      Thankyou :) It's good to hear from you, hope all is well and continues to be.

      Thanks, I am humbled by your kindness. Love SG

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      India Arnold 

      7 years ago from Northern, California

      I am so proud of you SchoolGirlforreal! 100 hubs, this is quite an accomplishment. I have been reading your work over the past few months, and the growth you show is outstanding. The way in which you share your life and your struggles with your reader should be recognized. I am honored to be a fan.

      K9

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      Angel Ward 

      7 years ago from Galveston, TX

      good work, Hun, hope ya keep climbing!!!

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      PierrePierre

      Thankyou so much. And thanks for visiting. Schoolgirl

      kashmir56

      Thankyou! It's so nice to have you as a friend here :)

      Dave Mathews,

      Thankyou! Good to see you :)

      lorlie6,

      Hey lorlie! It's great to see you and I'm honored by that compliment!

      Thankyou all, I really appreciate it :D

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      Laurel Rogers 

      7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      You are a wonderful example of a successful hubber who has jumped into this site with abandon and joy-it's catching! Thanks so much!

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      Dave Mathews 

      7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Way to go girl! 100 Hubs in 5 months and 179 followers too. Quite an accomplishment Congrats on a hundred! I'm impressed!

      Brother Dave.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Congrats on your 100th hub!!!

      You rock!!!

    • PierrePierre profile image

      PierrePierre 

      7 years ago

      Congratulations on your 100th hubs. Keep up ...

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