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How to Earn $100 from HubPages each Month | A Guide

Updated on January 13, 2013
Make Money on HubPages
Make Money on HubPages

It is not very tough to earn $100 from HubPages each month. Some of you, especially new writes form USA, may not like the idea of earning only $100 from writing here. You may be dreaming of making $3K to $4K per month. Sorry buddies! This is close to impossible. Try to make your goal realistic to achieve. Don’t forget, $100 per month is equal to $1200 a year, not bad at all.

Let us come to the point. Read this Hub carefully and follow the methods to earn $100 per month.

How Much Traffic is Necessary ?

All of you know that it is all about traffic. The more view your hubs get, the more you earn. Actually, there is no fixed relationship between the traffic and earning in HubPages. There is no fixed rate as $X/1000 views.

H.P. takes 40% of the views and you got paid for the rest 60%. You can earn anywhere between $4 and $1 for 1000 page views including the HP share. If your hub topics are more commercial like insurance, lawyers, medicines and medical sciences, Yoga and weight loss etc then you shall get more per visitor. But, if you write about movies, music, sports, video games, computers or social-political topics then do not expect to be paid much per 1000 visitors.

In my experience, if you write about diverse things and draw a little traffic, then your average income per 1000 views will be around $2. We shall do our calculations by using this rate.

So, 1000 views = $2

If you can get 1500 views daily, then you shall earn 1500/1000*2=$3 per day, which is equivalent to $90 per month.

You can earn $0.5 from eBay affiliates per 1000 viewers. That means you may earn $0.75 from 1500 views, which equals to 30*0.75=$22.5.

So, your total income per month will be $90+ $22.5= $112.5.

How Many Hubs do You Need?

I know what you are thinking now. How many hubs needed to draw 1500 page views daily?

If you can get average 30 views daily per hub then 50 hubs will suffice. The simple arithmetic will tell you that you shall need more or less according to your average views per hub.

What to Write?

Now, it is the trickiest part of the equation. You need to select your topics and write quality articles to draw 20 to 100 viewers daily. You may select a topic and write similar hubs or can write on diverse themes.

My advice is that to choose three or four topics and write about them. You need to learn basic SEO to bring good search engine traffic.

You may follow these rules:-

1) Select a good keyword with decent search volume and low completion.

2) Check if any article is already written on HubPages using the same keyword. If it is already used by another hubber, it would be extremely difficult for you to get good Google ranking, because Google do not likes to rank pages from a single website domain with same keywords.

3) Write a decent quality article of 500 to 1000 words length.

4) Use some relevant images and videos.

5) Make your article SEO optimized

High Paying Keywords vs Low Paying Ones

You have known that high paying keywords like insurance, lawyer related keywords are high paying. Then you may wonder why anyone would be interested to write on the topics like religion, science, movies etc. It is because the high paying keywords are extremely competitive. You shall get much less competition if select a popular low paying topic/keyword.

How to Get Traffic
How to Get Traffic

Promote Your Hubs

You need to promote your hubs to get good traffic. Use Facebook and Twitter for promoting your hubs. You shall have to use other social sites like MySpace, Digg, StumbleUpon etc to get some viewers.

For backlinking and getting traffic, you may use blog comments. Find out blogs with relevant topics and if they support backlinking then write a relevant, meaningful comment with your hubs backlinks. Use forums and other mediums to give each and every hub backlinks.

There are many useful hubs written by great hubbers about getting backlinks and promoting your hubs.

How Much Time is Required?

If you start from the scratch I can give you a time frame to make this project successful. Write 4 hubs each week and use 3 days to promote and reedit your hubs. So, in this rate you shall produce 13x4= 52 hubs in 13 weeks. Write a hub and promote it as much as possible. I hope after 4 months you shall be able to get some growth in your account balance. After that, within one or two months more, you can get $100 per month from HubPages.

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      Seraph 2 years ago from Canada

      Thank-you for taking the time to write this, I am learning more everyday. I would very much like to earn a meager income that is passive as it will reduce the stress in life and will for anyone!

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      Writer Fox 4 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      Enjoyed this review and congratulations on your success. I do hope that you can sign up for Amazon. I didn't know that it might be a problem outside of the U. S. (I don't live in the U.S. either, but I'm signed up.)

      Voted up!

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      David Angulo 4 years ago from Philippines

      This is so great, I really did read it from the start to the end. With my current status this is somehow still impossible but maybe in the future this will be possible for me if I will pursue harder. It's so inspiring that I want to write more hubs but not just to earn money but to enjoy the readers. ;)

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      CarNoobz 4 years ago from USA

      Awesome hub. I think I read it before, but it feels good to read it again. So inspiring. You've certainly found a great niche here, and you know how to work it to get the traffic.

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Lisa Stover 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Great advice, I need to remember to add more videos to my hubs.

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      Karthik Kashyap 4 years ago from India

      HP is my source of additional income. I have another dedicated blog, which I soon intend to monetize. It deals with certain attitudes and skills required in life as well as building a business.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      You are absolutely write @karthikkash. Online writing is not a regular full time job for most. It is a hobby with income potentials.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Cents will surely be converted into dollars @georgescifo

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      What kind of blog you are writing to make money @karthikkash?

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Actually, it is not a job but a type of hobby + business @ ib radmasters

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you @jainismus

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Welcome to HubPages @VivaLaVina

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Yes, you can try all these to get results @manofmystery

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      Karthik Kashyap 4 years ago from India

      ib radmasters : The real secret of making money online is different. When it comes to writing, one thing I realized is this. The initial months/years are difficult. You have to regular and you have to use all the SEO techniques to bring it to the top. Once your initial momentum is built and is stable, you can actually slow down and you still won't be affected much. It is not like a regular job.

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      ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

      And people think that child labor is being exploited by companies in other countries.

      How many hours to make a dollar?

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      Karthik Kashyap 4 years ago from India

      Nice hub for people who want to earn from hubpages :) I have made my $100 quite a few times within the first 8 months (it took so long because I am in India and adsense has certain restriction on certain countries). So, it effectively took me about 3-4 months to draw decent traffic on my hubs with less than 30 hubs.. I still make on an average $ 70-80 easily a month. My page views per day range anywhere between 1400 - 1600. So yes. I can expect decent earnings. I do plan to take it a notch higher this year along with my own personal blog.

      On a side note, I didn't know what kinds of blogs give me more earnings. Now, I got clear about what subjects I need to focus on so that I can earn more from HP.

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      georgescifo 4 years ago from India

      THanks for this inspirational hub. I have just started making cents from Hubpages. Maybe I can take a leaf out of this hub..

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      Cindy A. Johnson 4 years ago from Sevierville, TN

      Thanks for this info. It took me 2 years to get my first $50 and I'm almost to my next $50. I have vowed to write more in 2013.

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      manofmystery24 4 years ago

      Nice guide pinappu! I shall apply this to my current method. Voted up and shared.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Yes, I think making $100 per month is a very much doable target @ChristinaS

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      If it seems useful to you then I'll be most glad @web923

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you very much for bookmarking this hub @Gypsy Rose Lee

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you very much batzmaru

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      Bill Blackburn 4 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

      Very interesting and useful article! Thank you Sir

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and useful. Thanks for this informative hub. Great advice. Bookmarking and passing this on.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      I have tried to be practical @tipstoretireearly

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 4 years ago from Pune, India

      Nice idea.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you for your kind comment @Sarra Garrett

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      I am grateful to you for voting this hub up @KA Pederson

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      VivaLaVina 4 years ago

      I am very new to this site. Glad that I pass by this useful article of yours.

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      Heather May 4 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks!! I made my first "money" today! I finally got my earnings turned on! Only a few cents....but that was just in 1 day! Thanks again for the advice!

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      I wish best of luck to all the new hubbers like you @Mommymay

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you for sharing KDeus.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      I have tried to be logical @botipton. Thank you for your encouragement.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you very much for your kind comments.

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      Christin Sander 4 years ago from Midwest

      Good hub, practical and doable. I like that you are realistic about earnings here and the actual amount of work it takes to achieve those kinds of earnings. Voted up!

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      batzmaru 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Great article. Some useful info on here.

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      tipstoretireearly 4 years ago from New York

      Good article! Sound logic, and reasonable expectations. Thanks for the information!

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      Sarra Garrett 4 years ago

      Voted up and informative. Great hub.

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      Kim Anne 4 years ago from Texas

      I am a new hubber and trying to get all this to sink in.... Thanks for the tips! Voted up for useful!

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      Heather May 4 years ago from Ohio

      Great tips especially for a new hubber like myself!! Voted up!

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      Keely Deuschle 4 years ago from Florida

      A very informative article with lots of information! I have shared and bookmarked.

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      Bo Tipton 4 years ago from Cecilia, KY

      Very good logical, supported by facts, advise. Well done! Do the numbers you get the results.