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Why Most Hubbers Fails to Make Money

Updated on August 22, 2011

After being at Hubpages for two years with three months of active hubbing (Writing articles) here at Hubpages with different accounts, I have come to conclusion why many people do not realize success writing. If you are new to Hubpages and just getting started you better read and re read this hub and you will be able to know why you might not make it. Below are my observation that will greatly help new comers and many hubbers who do not make money here at Hubpages

1.      Learn the System (Hubpages)

When you joined Hubpages for the first time as a newbie, take your time and learn how Hubpages Work, many people sign in and immediately start writing articles hoping that they will make money immediately. Learn everything you need to know about Hubpages, this will help you build a strong foundation on how Hubpages work and help you start in the right path, getting started in the right way will take you little time to adjust and make things works. What you need to learn about Hubpages

·         Hubpages Affiliate Programs – This is the most lucrative part of Hubpages for anybody who wants to make money writing here at Hubpages. With few hubs (articles) and many referrals you make good money here at Hubpages. The secret is to get as many people to join with your referral tracker code (NB: If you want to make money, this the only way to do it with few hubs)

·         Helping Others – Hubpages is a wonderful site that you can get rewarded if you help others by driving traffic to their Hubs, not only will you earn through these hubs but you have a chance to get new sign up through other peoples hubs. How to do this is by display other people’s hubs in your most visited hub, use your tracker id when linking to these hubs, and is like kind of a bonus. There are so many ways that you can help others other than this, comment on hubs that interest you, if you become generous the world will open ups for you and you will receive everything you want

·         Hubpages Ranking – learn all the factors that will contribute to your high ranking while writing here at Hubpages, the higher your rank is the possibility of you being featured on the Hubpages main page, the benefit of being featured is just awesome, always work for this as you learn the system. (NB: your ranking is mostly based on the number of traffic each hub get, the more pages views the higher your ranking will be)

2.      Forget Making Money in Year 1

This is the sole reason why people fail here at Hubpages, they get into Hubpages charged with making money and if this does not happen they become uncharged and the consequences everybody knows. Keep in mind that money is an output from your input, and is measurable by what you plough in. grow the money and it will mature with time

3.      The Law Of Average

If you want to make money here at Hubpages, then use the law of average that suggest that in every 10 hubs you write, only one will be earning you $1a month, with this calculate the number of hubs you have to write to earn money $100 monthly here at Hubpages. With this profile I have about 100 hubs and with the law of Average I have only 10 hubs in two years

4.      Why are You Writing

You should be clear from the word go why you are writing, if for passion you will not make money as you won’t learn what’s its take to make money. If you are writing to make money then refer to (1, 2, 3 above)

5.      Find a Hub Mentor

One thing which hubbers do not talk about is getting a mentor to help you here at Hubpages, you can decide to silently follow these people or interact with them through mails for support and other things you may need that will help you. After getting a mentor be a stamp and stick on the envelope (mentor) until your destination

6.      Be Consistent

Your consistency will pay at long last, do it until you get what you want, the problem many people quit before achieving any great result, just by quitting doesn’t mean it does not work, quitting means that you have failed yourself

7.      Lock Out Negative Comments From Failures

Take note that this will bring you down in the first three months, if you are writing and no result is coming, you will simply come into an agreement with what those who have tried and fail are saying, if you want great result keep away from such sentiment

8.      10, 000 hubs

Write 10, 000 hubs, if your mind tells you it impossible, then making money at Hubpages will not be possible for you, free your mind from bondage, and you will achieve everything you want in life, with the law of average 10,000 hubs is just 1,000 performing hubs

With those few words, I wish you the best and make more money here at Hubpages with 10,000 hubs, or 1000 active Hubbers referred by you


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    • ishwaryaa22 profile image

      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      7 years ago from Chennai, India

      Extremely Useful Hub!

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      Sheila Brown 

      7 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Excellent hub! Very good information, thank you!

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      7 years ago from Abu Dhabi, UAE

      Excellent. I saved the page for reading it again and again. Thank you very much.

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      Donna Wallace 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you for the very helpful hub. This is great advice on how to make money by being patient and working hard. Great!

    • Boomer60 profile image


      8 years ago

      Wow! This is very informative oderog. I never knew any of this information about Hubpages. Now I need to go and update a few hubs to add my referral link. Thanks for sharing and I am definitely giving a thumbs-up on this.

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      Ultimate Hubber 

      8 years ago

      Although I don't agree with your law of average, but still it is a helpful hub my friend. I hope you reach the 10,000 hubs mark soon!

    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Nairobi

      Thanks for the rating and your comments on why most hubbers fails to make money

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      8 years ago

      I have to say I agree with you on this one. Being active in Hubpages certainly takes patience, dedication and lots of trial and error as well. Nothing comes easy, but it's not hard either. Great hub, positive rating for you.

    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Nairobi

      Thanks embitca, hubpages is not a get rich quick scheme but requires time, determination and learning

    • embitca profile image


      8 years ago from Boston

      Great advice, Oderog. Too many people expect Hubpages to be a huge success for them overnight, but it really does take time and perseverance.

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      8 years ago

      nice information about making money .

    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Nairobi

      Thanks tonymac04

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Patience and the law of averages, hey! 10000 Hubs - wow, that's a lot of writing. Hope I can get there!

      Thanks for sharing

      Love and peace


    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Nairobi

      Michael Shane am grateful for your comment and happy to know that this hub is helpful to many hubbers

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      Michael Shane 

      8 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      You did an outstanding job with this hub! Well done!

    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Nairobi

      simpleprocedure - I agree with, more researched work will earn you money on hubpages eventually

      Thanks Kerry43 that you found this hub helpful, making money is not as easy as many people would like you to believe

      @Amez Great compliments from you, there are so many experienced hubbers with very helpful hubs

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      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thank so much for writing this Hub, it really makes you see the simple side of creating some good hubs, and slow build yourself some strong traffic. I'm learning allot from those of you who really understand how it all works. You have allot of Hubs, so I have allot to learn. Thank You again. Ed

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      8 years ago

      Great tips, Thanks...and just so you know it's working for you, I found this link on

      Have a fun weekend:)


    • simpleprocedure profile image


      8 years ago

      Nice Hub the more you produce...the results will long as good SEO is used, keywording, linking and promotion, and, well written articles that appeal to the masses.

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      8 years ago from Somewhere on the highway....

      Thank you very much oderog for an inspiring hub for a newbie

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      bonetta hartig 

      8 years ago from outback queensland

      thanks forthe encouragement oderog, iam trying to take it all in, but as I said the internet is very confusing - rule no1 don't be impatient.

    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Nairobi

      Thanks bonny2010, welcome to hubpages and hope you will make money and learn a lot here

    • bonny2010 profile image

      bonetta hartig 

      8 years ago from outback queensland

      Iam new to the world ofthe internet so Ifigure it will takeme a long time tofind my way around,but in the meantime I will keep writing - your hub is a great intriduction to all the things I have yet to learn so thank you

    • Katarina2 profile image


      9 years ago

      Thanks for the info - I will bookmark this!

    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Nairobi

      Bast hubby welcome to hubpages, hope you will find

      success writing here at hubpages

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      best hubby 

      9 years ago

      Great helpful hub.

      I only joined yesterday, and I am getting into it slowly.

      All advise from experienced people like yourself is very much appreciated.Keep it up.

    • shazwellyn profile image


      9 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you for this hub. As a newbie it was very useful. I am enjoying the experience of hubpages x

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      cell phones 4 u 

      9 years ago

      Great hub! You are totally right about everything.

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      9 years ago from Abuja, Nigeria

      I disagree with you oderog on the law of averages (1 in 10) but all the other points you made make a lot of sense.

      Well thought out article but for grammar

    • EllenGraeger profile image


      9 years ago from Madrid

      ONe always can learn. Thank you.

    • TonieTate profile image


      9 years ago from Metro-Atlanta

      I am very interested in making money writing hubs. I am going to take your advice and invest more time in learning how hub pages actually work versus just writing hubs. Thanks for sharing this information

    • forlan profile image


      9 years ago

      I want to make 20,000 hubs, if hubpages allow me. Anyone who want to become my mentor? please contact me

    • jayb23 profile image


      9 years ago from India

      Awesome oderog. Practical advices and a must read for everyone at HP

    • Philipo profile image


      9 years ago from Nigeria

      Very informative. The main reason why people join hubpages is actually to make more money. Though people may think otherwise.

    • gmcks.jaganp profile image


      9 years ago from INDIA

      hey thanx for lotttt of information

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      Sandra Mireles 

      9 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for this wonderfully helpful hub. Great advice and informative.

    • rebekahELLE profile image


      9 years ago from Tampa Bay

      I love reading your hubs! There are many good writers here, but you are certainly more than a good writer, you are a truly good person and I respect that about you! I have much to learn as I'm still new here, so I love the mentor idea!

      If anyone here would enjoy mentoring me, let me know. I will accept some honest critique and suggestions. Excellent hub, thank you for writing!

    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Nairobi

      @kev8 - Thanks that you got this information so helpful

      about what it takes to make money at Hubpages. Just ask

      yourself why you are writing, and if you want to make

      money here at hubpages, then learn how hubpages affiliate

      program work

      @fastfreta - This hope you will be able to implement the

      last part of it, do 10,000 hubs to make good money writing

      here, if you do it as a hobby you will never make any money

      @sarovai- quick fix is never their anyway, there is no free

      lunch, to make money you have to work for it, learn the

      Hubpages system and use it to your advantage

      @creativeone59 - there are a lot to learn about making money

      here at Hubpages. Learn from everybody that have something


      @emievil - Thanks for getting these points helpful, after realizing why you are writing here at Hubpages, this question as you said will guide you through your journey to money making online

    • emievil profile image


      9 years ago from Philippines

      I wholeheartedly agree with your points here oderog, especially the why you are writing part. The why will basically get you to the how - how you can earn, how you can write, how can you make friends. Thanks for a great hub.

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Great hub, I want tolearn all thatI can to move forward and advance in every area. thanks for sharing. creativeone59

    • sarovai profile image


      9 years ago

      Yes oderog, most of them like quick-fixes.This hub will explain must about the right way of working. Thank u.

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      9 years ago from Southern California

      You are right oderog, this is a hub that I must read over and over again. I will bookmark it to reread it at my leisure. Thanks.

    • kev8 profile image


      9 years ago

      Great article oderog, really good advice for a newbie like myself.Thanks

    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Nairobi

      @Hmrjmr1 - Yes the law of average will work for you if you really want to make money here writing

      @dohn121 - Yes get somebody to guiding so that you do not make a lot of mistake, a mentor is somebody who will guide you following the right path, thanks donh121 that you found this hub why people fail to make money at hubpages

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      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I enjoyed reading this, oderog. I especially liked the part about finding a mentor within the community. With what little I do know, I've helped several people already. Thank you for helping me.

    • Hmrjmr1 profile image


      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Oderag- great hub! and so true the law of averages is as certain as the law of gravity, and patience is a virtue.


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