ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to join Hubpages and start earning money online.

Updated on March 21, 2013

Some interesting facts:

Every day millions of people around the world are searching online for information. Have you ever stopped to think about who creates that information? In most cases, the answer is ordinary people like you and me.

A few years ago I joined Hubpages and write articles ("Hubs") in my spare time, on subjects that I am interested in, and they earn me money every single month.

How? Well, companies want to advertise on the internet and pay people like you and me for allowing them to display their advertisements on our articles ("Hubs").

Hubpages provides the facility for you to write articles and make money from advertisers and it is FREE to join.

Hubpages want you to be successful and earn money. When you earn, they earn. When your articles ("Hubs") earn you money, you keep 60% and Hubpages keep 40%.

Hubpages is a great way to earn Passive Income each month. Once you have written your Hub and allowed adverts to be placed on it, it can earn you money each and every month. That is passive income. The more people that read it, the more money you make.

What is Hubpages?

Hubpages is a company based in the USA, which provides ordinary people like you and me with the FREE opportunity to write information for the internet and earn money from them.

Hubpages has a community forum and learning centre where members can communicate with each other and learn.

From this article you will find out:

  • What Hubpages is
  • How much you can earn with Hubpages
  • What topics you can write about
  • Other ways to make money with Hubpages (You can sell Amazon and E-Bay Products too).
  • A free online Tool that you can use to find income producing topics to write about
  • At the very end, a link to join Hubpages

How much can you earn?

The amount you earn is based on the number of people who read your articles (Hubs). As a general rule of thumb, for every 1000 people who read your Hub, your Hub earns an average of between $3 to $8.

As an example, one of my articles gets 100 views a day - every day. So, every 10 days, it earns about $3-$8. Over a year that is at between $110 - $175. It is a popular article that should continue to earn that amount every year .

Hubpages is a great way to earn passive income each month. Once you have written your Hub, it can earn you money each and every month. That is passive income.

I joined Hubpages two years ago and like most new Hubpages members, earned very little to start with. However, I persisted and wrote Hubs in my spare time. I now have over 50, all earning me money every month. As I write more and more hubs I am earning more and more money each month. This year I made enough to pay for my overseas summer holiday and I aim to write more Hubs in the years ahead.

Some Hubbers have got to the point where they earn Hundreds even Thousands of US$ each month. They have usually built up their portfolio of Hubs over a few years. Some Hubbers have several hundred Hubs, others have over a thousand.

What can you write about?

You can write about almost anything you like*. Here are some ideas:

  • Do you have a hobby that you are knowledgeable about? For example, one of your hobbies could be fishing, so your first article (Hub) could be as simple and general as "How to start fishing" or more specialised such as "Salmon fishing in Scotland". If others share your hobby, you can bet that they are looking up information online about it.
  • An article about something you love, such as your favourite band, favourite restaurant, favourite place to go on holiday.
  • If you enjoy creative writing you can write a short story or poetry.
  • A product review - if you have recently bought a product, such as a new washing machine, you could write a product review about it.
  • Articles based on your life experiences which you think others may find useful, such as "10 Time Management Tips".

* Some subjects with adult content are not allowed.

What is the key to being successful on Hubpages?

The key is to write good quality Hubs on topics that people want to read about.

To help you find popular topics, I recommend using a free online tool called "Adsense Keyword tool". This tool has been created by Google and is free to use.

You can find it online by typing in Adsense Keyword Tool into a search engine.

When you have found it, you simply type in phrases such as "How to start fishing" and it shows you how many people are typing that phrase into the search engines each month. These phrases are also known as "Long Tail Keywords". You can type in as many phrases as you want.

The aim is to try to find a phrase with at least 3000 views a month (This is 100 views a day). When you have found a popular phrase, write a Hub around it.

Join Hubpages then take a look at Adsense Keyword Tool to give you some ideas on popular topics to write about.

Is it easy to earn money with Hubpages?

The hardest part is making the decision to join Hubpages.

If you don't join, you won't earn. If you do join, and start writing about subjects people want to read about, you will earn.

Hubpages makes it easy for you to earn.

  • They have a learning centre to help you get started
  • They have created an easy to use format.
  • There is a community of other Hubbers who are willing to help you.

Hubpages can be addictive - in a nice way. Once you start writing and start to realise that you can earn money this way, you naturally want to learn more, write more and earn more.

How else can you make money from Hubpages?

As well as making money by allowing adverts to be placed on your Hubs, there are other more advanced ways you can make money too:

  • By becoming an Amazon Affiliate and placing Amazon products on your hubs
  • By placing E-Bay products on your Hubs.

Hubpages makes it easy for you to do this and you make a percentage commission everytime one of your readers buys a product.

A final way is by encouraging other people to join Hubpages. You earn 10% of the amount their Hubs earn.

The benefits of joining Hubpages

It provides many opportunities:

  • A place for people who enjoy creative writing
  • A place to make money by writing articles that people want to read.
  • A place to meet other like minded people
  • A place to start to create a home based business. - Once you have joined Hubpages, you start to learn how the internet works and how to make money online. Many Hubpage members, myself included, have gone on to create income producing blogs and websites.

Interested? Join Hubpages Now

To start making money with Hubpages, follow these six easy steps:

I recommend writing them down so you know what to do.

  1. Join Hubpages, the link is below, then.....
  2. Activate the Hubpages Earnings Programme to allow adverts to be shown on your account.
  3. Set up a PayPal Account. Hubpages pay your earnings into this account. If you already have one, this can can be used.
  4. Decide on a subject for your first "Hub"
  5. Search for and use Adsense Keyword Tool (It is a free to use tool.) Type in a few key phrases related to the topic of your hub. Look for a phrase that is searched for at least 3000 times a month and include this phrase in the title and content of your hub.
  6. Write and publish your first "Hub".

Remember, it is FREE to join, so you have nothing to loose. If I can make money with Hubpages, along with thousands of other people around the world, so can you.

To join Hubpages and start making money Click Here Good Luck


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)