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Why You Will Never Make Money on HubPages

Updated on July 28, 2013
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I’ve got my red velvety slip-ons up on the table, staring at the clear blue waters ahead. I’m in my very own little beach bungalow on a beautiful private tropical island just south of Maldives. Next to me is the most expensive bottle of wine as I sip away carefree knowing that these expenses will quickly be recovered. The caviar has never tasted better.

How did I get here? From my online writing of course. I’m getting millions of hits daily. My paypal is being credited even as I type.

The only sad part is: it’s happening in another dimension.

If writing for hub pages could make you a millionaire in this dimension, this is exactly where I’d be. As for now I’m crouched over my desk in my crabby crammed apartment writing this hub as a cautionary tale for all those who dream big but don’t work hard enough to make it happen. Wake up and smell the tuna that you will be eating alone over the sink with those stale crackers.

So from the trenches, here is a list of reasons why you will never make any money on HubPages:

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Reason 1. You are actually on HubPages to make money. You think HubPages is a get rich quick scheme. You spend most of your time reading hubs titled “How to make money with HubPages” or “Free Online Money Making Tips.” They seem to pop up every second on your timeline. Yes, you know those hubs, the ones with those library images of wads of cash (see example), like bate for a hungry fish. In that case, who’s writing your hubs? Every time you read this junk, you are throwing your hard earned pennies into that writer’s jar. So stop biting and start writing.

Reason 2. You spend all day checking your earnings instead of writing more hubs. This gives you a false satisfaction that you are actually doing something productive. It’s like an addiction. You can’t wait for that time of the day when the earnings are updated and you go into a funk if they are delayed. How can you write a hub when you keep obsessing about how many pennies you made yesterday?

Reason 3 You spend all day complaining and cribbing about HubPages on the forums section about the new layout or the latest panda or penguin update instead of writing more hubs. Aha! The support group that feed your sense of being short-changed of the millions you are suppose to make on HubPages. Trust me, they are like a drug that will suck you down the dark alley of unproductively. Stop complaining, start writing.

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Reason 4. You think SEO will make you millions. You spend most of your time trying to trick Google instead of writing more hubs. You try to get your way around 'panda' or 'penguin.' And on the odd occasion you do write a hub, it’s not based on your passion or expertise. Instead, you come up with a topic that according to Google keywords is highly searched and has low competition.

Reason 5. You think asking and answering questions on HubPages will make you rich. Let’s face it. Even if your question ranks high on Google search, writing questions is not a substitute for writing hubs. If you want to make money on HubPages: write high quality hubs.

Reason 6. You don’t pay any attention to your grammar and spellings. You spell ‘going there’ as ‘going their’ and ‘their hub’ as ‘there hub.’ (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, take a grammar class and then sign up with HubPages with another username).

Reason 7. You don’t read or comment on other writers’ hubs. Let’s not live in a hubble bubble (i.e. a bubble in the world of HubPages). There’s a reason why it’s called a hub community. Read other high quality hubs. Support other writers of high quality hubs. This will help you write high quality hubs and this will encourage others to read your work.

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Reason 8. Your hubs look like a big blob of text. Pictures? What pictures? A company’s annual review would look more lively. With attention spans shrinking you can’t expect to keep eyeballs glued to words. Make your hubs aesthetically pleasing with high quality pictures or appropriate videos, links and opinion polls.

Reason 9. You think you will attract readers if your profile picture is that of a celebrity. Oh ya? Because readers believe that Brad Pitt or Michel Obama are active members of HubPages? This is one form of attention grabbing trickery that won’t work.

Reason 10. You think social media will make you rich. Like everything else, social media makes you want to believe. Believe that you can make a change. Why go out there and volunteer when you can simply sign a petition on facebook? Unfortunately, even this type of thinking is very early 2000s! People don’t read junk on social media and they filter it out. So if you want your writing read, spend more time on writing high quality hubs and less on putting a link on each and every social media sight you can lay your hands on. Cuz if it ain’t good, no one’s gonna read it.

Reason 11. You think back links will save the day. There is this misconception that if your hubs have about a million back links it will get more views, improve search ranking, and make you more money. Even if this is true, the worst thing you can do is focus on getting back links to your sub standard hubs. You don’t want to be like the girl in high school who tried too hard to be cool. Readers usually see through this. The irony is, if you write high quality hubs, readers will post links to your hub and you will get millions of back links without wasting time creating them yourself.

Reason 12. You think sleaze sells. What sells is entertainment and information people are searching for. Sleaze for the sake of sleaze is a movement that, well hasn’t quite picked up yet. Yes, I’m talking to you, you know who you are, with your hub score of 10, no profile pic, and hubs titles: ‘Sexy Girls from South India.’ You are on the wrong site dude.

So, as you may already have guessed by now, if you want to make money on HubPages, there is only one thing you need to do: Spend most of your time writing more quality hubs.

And yes, don’t stop believing. Who knows, you might be able to afford your own private island resort very soon, in this very dimension.

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    • Deepak Chaturvedi profile image

      Deepak Chaturvedi 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      God knows

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      Asif 4 years ago from Lahore

      really a great hub... well done!!

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      sweetzara

      You are so right, it so easy to be caught up with stats, forums and commenting that we very easily lose sight of the task in hand - which is to write passionately about the things we love writing about.

      This is like a breath of fresh air - voted up and pinned.

      Thank you

      Sally

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      Kimberly Goodwin 4 years ago from Concord, NH

      I am new to Hubpages so I wasn't sure what to expect. This is helpful, and informative.

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      Rick Astley 4 years ago

      Awesome hub! I recently joined HubPages and was really in need of tips to actually start up my hub. I do hope in the future that my I would make a name for myself after making tons of quality Hubs and if possible, making actual money from this site.

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      ologsinquito 4 years ago from USA

      Great article Sweetzara and excellent advice to all of us who waste too much time. Thank you for writing this.

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      Martin Allan 4 years ago from Sunny Scotland

      What a great hub! A lot of home truths in there too.

      I need to keep at it and get to 100 hubs published, and then make it 200 and so on.

      Nice writing Sweetzara

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      martin dennis 4 years ago

      ive not been on here for a bit

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      SpaceShanty 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very informative Hub.

      Thank you.

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      DEEPA JOHN 4 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      Enjoyed reading your hub and really some of them was pointing to me !!!

      Great work... Keep it up

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      Sushmita 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Zara that is an intelligently written hub, by all standards. While I can definitely say that you did try the hub friendly topic, and used those keywords too, but at the same time your advice is what you do, and good for new writers. In that case, the choosy, will read the title as 'How to be a successful online writer'. Bingo! Girl you had my thanks for, you know why. Now you also have my salute. Voted up and sharing.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      That is fantastic! It was amusing reading this hub! I hope people will realize that they won't be making millions, or "getting rich quick", and that making some money takes hard work.

      Thanks for sharing this with us.

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      Marie Alana 4 years ago from Ohio

      so true... so true. Great hub!

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      I enjoyed the irony - however I think that many of us are here purely for the writing and hoping to earn as we hone and develop our skills. There is a tendancy for questions and hubs aimed at bringing in traffic from other hubber - as yours has proven - I don't think they improve the quality of hub pages and I am not sure I see the point.

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      jimagain 4 years ago from Hattiesburg, Mississippi

      I woke up, I smelled the tuna...blech! and then I cancelled my cruise and returned the yacht. Sigh. It's back to the 7-11 for me. Thank you for finally opening my eyes. You're right. It is an addiction. I recently joined a rehab group for destitute Hubbers. Oh, the lies, the lies, when will they stop?!!

      Never mind that my really Hubs suck...

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      Very informative...thanks for sharing...now if you'll excuse me, I have some hubbing to do.

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      T.B Whitt 5 years ago from the Philly area

      Great Hub, both humorous and informative.

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      martin dennis 5 years ago from sidcup kent england

      yes i do tend to agree that if you are here to make money its not a quick rich thing if you enjoy writing and sending your bloggs that really all that matters

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      pommefritte 5 years ago from Northern Virginia

      Good writing - a clever way to get your point across

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Yes, that does seem to be the case. But one must also write because one enjoys writing and not necessarily just for the returns.

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      martin dennis 5 years ago from sidcup kent england

      no it doesnt matter how good your blog is, the hardest thing is getting A to B a is your product and b is your customer first thing first there are too many people doing the same thing, thats why you dont get many clicks its the same as online marketing it take a long time for people to get to know you so if B doesnt want to read a blog he wont thats why its difficult to make money online

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      CPM is cost per thousand impressions... It is what they use to calculate how much money you get every time someone views the ad on your page. if your cost per thousand impression is $1000 then you get $1 for every view. A CPM of $1 will get you $0.01 for every view/impression. Hopethis helps!

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      martin dennis 5 years ago from sidcup kent england

      what is the cpm not to sure what that means i new to this

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Megan, I constantly check my earnings to! only thing it doesn't change too often :) thanks for reading!

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Cathy! thansk for reading the hub! Looking forward to reading your hubs!

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Dogtwon77 I really hope that the CPM rates of the adds increase!

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      Megan Sisko 5 years ago from SW Florida

      I couldn't help but laugh as you described me and my constant checking of my earnings. I'm not doing it just for money but I do check it often. Great Hub!

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      Ms. Immortal 5 years ago from NJ

      Loved this Hub. Everything is so true. Very informative and a very fun read.

      Thanks so much.

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      martin dennis 5 years ago from sidcup kent england

      true but why do they advertise if no one is making money its google its the same with all mlm the company makes the money

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Not easy for sure! :) But best is to keep writing.

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      martin dennis 5 years ago from sidcup kent england

      so its hard to make money on here

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Dogtown, from what I hear in the forums etc. writers use to be able to make money here on hubpages earlier but things are just not the same anymore. I write for the sake of writing and because I enjoy it.... Making money while I do so would be nice, but soo far I have not been lucky in that department! Welcome to hubpages

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      martin dennis 5 years ago from sidcup kent england

      i am new to this so signed up with a hope to make some money but is it difficult to make money ive posted about 10 hubs all on diffient topic so am is it a waste of time spending time writing hubs if there is no reward at the end of it

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      ivanmarginal 5 years ago from Jakarta

      Honest reminder. Remind us that HP is not a place to get rich quickly. Good job.

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      Bernard J. Toulgoat 5 years ago from Treasure Coast, Florida

      Someone had to let the cat out of the bag and you did it masterfully. I'm afraid though that the people this piece is mostly intended for will not believe you, they know better! Thanks for a funny, interesting and eye opening moment

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Greekgeek, you should do what works for you. I have written what I found works for me. Thanks for the read and good luck

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      Ellen 5 years ago from California

      Sorry, that last comment was too abrasive. By all means delete it, if you think it inappropriate.

      Let me rephrase: A few of the things you deprecate are exactly what pays my bills, and are exactly the things that have helped many online writers I know make the transition from "earning a little fun money on the side" to "earning a living wage." So I guess the same techniques don't work for everybody, eh?

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Charlyn, the best way to improve at writing is to keep writing.

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      Ellen 5 years ago from California

      If responsible (not sleazy) SEO and an understanding of how search engine algorithms work are really a barrier to earning on Hubpages, I guess it's a good thing I write on sites NOT hit by Panda where I earn twenty times as much.

      The reason I talk about Google algorithms is that I know that while HP has been hit hard, other comparable revenue-sharing sites have not been. So if we can figure out what HP is getting penalized for and fix it, we can ALL benefit by having traffic and earnings increase.

      But you say that's a waste of time?

      Personally, I think one of the reasons that the earnings per article here is so low is that there's not much education about how to match your content and knowledge to what people are actually searching for. No, you don't go chasing after popular keywords to make a fast buck, but you do need to learn how to make sure the readers interested in what you've written will actually find it. And you could meet the web halfway by writing not just for yourself, but for readers. You'll get more traffic if you can figure out and write on the things you know and love which web users are really looking for.

      Oops, sorry, I'm preaching that nasty SEO! I'll stop.

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      Charlyn June 5 years ago from Philippines

      sure, thanks.. I am also hoping for some coaching there, : ).. I am not so good in writing.. I just wanna try.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Charlyn, thanks for reading my hub and welcome to hubpages. I look forward to reading your writing.

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      Charlyn June 5 years ago from Philippines

      Wow! That was a nice hub for a newbie like me to read..

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Nathan, thanks for reading my hub. You are right about writers promoting their blogs and developing better income streams. I am only just beginning to learn about all of it. Cheers.

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      Nathan Conner 5 years ago from Noblesville, Indiana

      This was a good article, but also an entertaining article. Web 2.0 sites I think are good places to start for beginners. But once people really want to make money, bloggers and writers are better off with developing better income streams, and promoting their blog.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Thanks for reading rogerfortune. Welcome to hubpages.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi SkeetyD, thanks for reading the hub! I try to keep it real! totally agree about the awesome hub community. Look forward to reading your hubs.

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      Roger Williams 5 years ago from Hubpages

      Yes. I love this hub. Some people are more concerned about keyword stuffing and SEO than they are about the quality of their content.

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      SkeetyD 5 years ago from Barbados

      Great hub. You keep it real! I almost fell into the habit of checking my few pennies every couple of hours but I wrestled with my self-control and won! You're right, most hubbers won't make a fortune but the community is full of great, friendly people and that's a great aspect.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Thanks Duchess. Initially I started writing hubs thinking there was money to me made. But now I'm just enjoying the little writing that I manage to do. You are right, hubpages is an awesome place to meet great people. Thanks again for the read.

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      Duchess OBlunt 5 years ago

      One thing I can say for certain is that I don't write here for the money. I know there are some who do, and are successful. I also have read one too many hubs where people are complaining. But people will won't they? :) I like your common sense approach.

      I will say this...I have met some truly great people here when I started out, and most of them I keep in touch with across the net. Even those who no longer write here.

      Good hub.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      HI hsojjosh82, don't stop writing articles... Keep writing. Thanks for the read.

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      hsojjosh82 5 years ago

      Unfortunately this article hit too close to home. Not sure if I should stop writing articles or stop reading other articles

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi EBlank90 thanks for reading the hub! I guess it's okay to read the comments since you have already written a hub. Looking forward to reading more hubs from you. Welcome to hubPages.

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      EBlank90 5 years ago from MIchigan

      Is it ok to read all the wonderful comments you received- it's well past my bedtime. You chose an excellent title and followed with excellent advice. And earlier this evening I did write my second Hub.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Devout! thanks for reading.

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      Devout Maven 5 years ago

      Nice hub! you have made it very clear that there is no substitute for hard work.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi watergeek. You are right, the time spend writing quality hubs is totally worth it. Thanks for the read.

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      watergeek 5 years ago from Pasadena CA

      I can verify that writing high quality hubs works. I'm not making much yet, but did win a couple of surprise Hubs of the Day that generated a lot of traffic and some income. And the rankings for some of my hubs on Google are in the top 50. I'd been getting down on myself for taking a lot of time to do it, but it seems the time is being validated.

      Nowadays, more than making money, I figure I'm developing a portfolio here for use in applying for writing jobs elsewhere.

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      So sorry, this was suppose to say good hub, not husband Lol.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      HI sgbrown, so totally agree with you. Now I just need to write some more. :) Thanks for reading!

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      HI suzettenaples, you mean great hub right (not hubsand)? I'm still single and hope to get a great husband some day! Lol! Thanks for reading. :)

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      HI bac2basics, thanks for reading! It's time we all when back to the basics of writing hubs... When is to put the focus back on the writing. :)

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      HI James, thanks for reading the hub and the vote up. Totally agree with you, keyword research and backlinking is overrated at times!

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Your points are spot on. You need to enjoy writing to be here. I actually came to HubPages to get back links to a website. Once I started writing, I realized how much I enjoyed it. I have to say the people here are what kept me coming back. Everyone here is so nice and helpful. This place has become almost like a family. The monthly income is nice too, but I wouldn't stay here just for that.

      You point of focus on good writing and the money will follow is very true. If you want to make money here, it can be done, but you have to write good quality hubs to do it. Voted this up and useful! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      Great husband great information. Youwriteavery realistic article . Well done!

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      Anne 5 years ago from Spain

      Hi Sweetzara. Love this hub. I am quite new to hubbing and I must say did go through a period of feeling down at the lack of earnings after a lot of hard work. But you are absolutely correct in what you are saying " Loud and Clear" the only way to earn is to work at it and work hard. I have read quite a few hubs on the earning potential of HP, some have sunk me to the depths of despair whilst others have given false hope. This hub is realistic, no bull, straightforward, great advice..Good job I love Tuna LOL. Thanks for making me feel better and pushing me onwards and upwards. :)

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      James Kenny 5 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Great article Sweet Zara! I like the way you think, I don't do much backlinking either, as it doesn't seem to make a lot of difference to me. My two best performing hubs are ones where I've done absolutely no keyword research or backlinking. They're just good (I think hehehe). Thanks for writing this. Voted up etc.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Austinhealy, in a way I agree with you. I was making the same point: "one writes because she or he like to write." Overall, my point is: just focus on the writing and the money will eventually follow. Thanks for the read!

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      Bernard J. Toulgoat 5 years ago from Treasure Coast, Florida

      Very interesting hub, but if I may say so without offending you, you are putting the cart in front of the horse. In my opinion, one writes because she or he likes to write. If your primary objective is to make money out of your writings, you either have to be very good at it or very interesting. Some books don't have much of a story or a plot in them, but the quality of the writing make them enjoyable to read. On the other hand, some books are not very well written but the interest of the story won't let you put them down. I don't see any hub by Stephen King or Janet Evanovitch on Hubpages, which tells me that maybe this is not the best way to make a living out of writing, and in this, I do agree with you. In the end, I would tend to think that this website is more aimed at amateur writers like myself. Best of luck.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Thank you shivanchirakkal10. I'm looking forward to reading your first hub here on hubpages

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      shivanchirakkal10 5 years ago

      dear sweetzara,

      You name is sweet and reading your hub is very very sweet,specially for new hub writers like me. Your 12 commends is like key words. Congratulation for your great work.

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      Hitesh Bubbar 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      My Pleasure Zara :)

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Hitesh. Thanks you for your kinds words and welcome to hubapges. Looking forward to reading your hubs. thanks for the read.

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      Hitesh Bubbar 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I am awed with the sight of pile of comments on this Hub already, the only one of you that I've read until. Wondering how other ones have fared...

      Nevertheless, leave earnings behind; this one has literally cajoled me press the 'Follow' button. You rock !

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Christy! Thanks for the read! Lol! Don't we all want to be in that "other" dimension! Love reading your writing!

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      thanks sjwalsh. I totally agree with you. Thanks for the read.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Nothing like new writers who want a 'get rich quick' route here! Your hub will help bring people back down to earth. I want to live in that other dimension where we make more money too!

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      Stephen Walsh 5 years ago from Brookline, MA

      I think this is a GREAT HUB! In this day and age people are looking for the largest return with as little effort as possible. Hard work, a constant desire to improve and determination will always pay off. It just takes time. Thank you for this post!

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Thank you Rob.

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      Rob Winters 5 years ago

      Nodded my agreeing head the whole way through.Sage advice.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Meldz, thanks for the read!

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading your hub sweetzara. Thanks for this useful information and you are very honest. Have a good day!

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      HI Chantele. Thanks for the read!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

      Great hub, very true on all those points! Writing more quality hubs will always be the key.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Thanks you Jponiato

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Tiffany, Same here. I joined hubpages as a way to make money. But now it has turned into much more. I enjoy the writing and the interacting with fellow writers. Thanks for the read and the vote up!

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Mperrottet, Thanks for the read and the vote up. Happy writting!

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Stephanie, You are so right. I have been guilty of procrastinating myself doing all of those things you mentions... otherwise I would have had at least a few more hubs published by now. Thanks for the read.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi FreezeFrame34, I couldn't agree with you more or put it better myself. There's just no point in complaining. What a way to kill productivity!

      Although I have been guilty of making typos from time to time.... what matters most is that one keeps improving. Thanks for your kind words and thanks for the read.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      HI Mio Cid, thanks for the read. I do agree, Hubpages is a good platform to exchange ideas and opinions. Looking forward to reading our opinions.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Frank. Are you sure about that? If you have over 20K, you should be making at least a few hundred bucks!

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi forlanda, thanks for reading! it will take a life time of effort, focus and passion for me to be able to afford that tropical island! :)

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Billd01603! Thanks for reading my hub and glad you liked it. Looking forward to reading you writing.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Alecia, Passion and commitment! You nailed it. Thanks for the read.

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      jponiato 5 years ago from Mid-Michigan

      Excellent advice.

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      Tiffany 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Great Hub! The title really grabbed my attention. At first I cam to Hubpages thinking it would help with money, but later I realized that I enjoy writing and don't care if I make money. Voted up & Funny!

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Au fait, It takes a lot of time and practice to get good at anything. The 10,000 hour principle professes that to be an expert in any field, one has to put in at last 10,000 hours of hard work and deep practice. For some reason, many believe that writing should come naturally to one and all. I totally agree with you and wish you luck with your writing. Thanks for reading and thanks for the share.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Thank you NateB11

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Natashalh. I have to say I fully agree with you. Hubpages is a great place to meet and interact with other writers and read such a diverse body of writing. A lot of people seem to believe that all they have to do is crank out a few hubs and the money will start flowing.

      Thanks for the read.

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      Zara Rasul 5 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Hi Donnah75! thanks for the vote up!