My suggestion is to use referral links to the pages of other writers and share this with friends on social media that would like them or share with Yahoo groups that like the subject. This will help Hubpages, the other writer and yourself. Don't forget that you get 10% of the income earned. With the holidays coming up, some of your friends might like some spooky Halloween stories, recipes for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, craft ideas for gifts and Christmas stories in December.
If you are new here or came over from Squidoo, you just get the link with your referral code by going to the bottom of the page and clicking on "link to this page." A box will come up where you can just copy and paste the link.
Some sites like Pinterest won't allow the referral links, but I've used them at Facebook and Yahoo groups. Give it a try. It will help your earnings if they are low right now.
Thanks for pointing out that link at the bottom of the page! I'd been using the buttons.
Ohh. So don't use these little social media buttons then? That's what I've been doing this whole time!
Those are good, but you won't earn anything using them. If you share on Bubblews with those, they are good though, since Bubblews won't let you use a referral link.
Good idea. I do share others' Hubs with the referral link periodically, but I think I'll make a point of it now.
Great idea, Barbara. Actually, I published a Hub yesterday that specifically dealt with copyright law and issues that a close friend of mine had experienced online recently. I pasted a link into both Facebook and LinkedIn, and my friend also put a link on her blog. Stat reporting was lagging yesterday, but by this morning, I had better results than usual for the first 24-hour period on a Hub. Additionally, the traffic sources for most of those hits are undefined, which means they are coming from bloggers or other referrals not tracked by HubPages. I'll be interested to learn tomorrow whether this is translating to any additional income or not.
All my best,
That's not the way I read the note associated with that link. This hub explains the link http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/referral-program
This is what it says re. referral pages if you click the link (Except I can't now get this explanation to pop up.)
Referrals earn rewards.
Part 1 of 4
There is another way to generate revenue through HubPages.
get other people to sign up
It's our HubPages Referral Program, and we will walk you through the process of setting it up.
The Referral Program allows you generate ongoing revenue when you refer new writers to HubPages. By referring new users, you will be invested in their long-term success.
How does it work? You'll earn 10% of the ad impressions of the Hubs published by people you've referred to HubPages using your unique referral tracker (and that 10% comes out of our share, not theirs).
The more, high-quality writers you refer in, the greater your earning potential.
It's a revenue stream that can keep on growing. And here's how to make it start.
Good suggestions, Barbara. Also, Linkedin has a lot of groups people can join, and forums too where hubpage links with "related" info can be shared.
I joined Linked In and then didn't do anything with it. I'll have to look it over. Thanks.
Barbara, how does this work? I didn't know we could earn if we shared the work of other writers.
Just use the link at the very bottom of the hubpage you are reading.(I think it says "link to this page) Once you click on it a popup will come up. Copy the url in the popup. It already has your personal tracker in it. Paste it wherever you want to share it. You will receive 10% of the earnings that the traffic you send receives.
You will be able to view the traffic, but the earnings are just thrown in with your other earnings. To see the traffic, go to the earnings page and on the second line at the top it says Referral Trackers. Click on that and it will tell you. There are pages here that tell you how to use referral links, if I didn't explain it good enough.
Thanks for this! I had no clue. In anycase I posted your brownie recipe to FB and Twitter.. hope it helps
Linda, that sounds like a plan. I didn't know about this.
Thanks Barbara, I figured it out and posted your plantain article on Pinterest and I'll do it again on Google+. We'll see what happens.
Thanks.I'll look yours over and see if I can find something some of my friends would be interested in.
I just posted the one on How to Tell if Someone is Lying.
I used my referral links on pinterest and they work just fine.
I didn't know that link was there. Thanks for the information!
A question, when we pin an article that uses a photo from flickr, etc, do we need to include the original photo owner's link in the pin description? Or is the link in the hub itself enough?
I think it's probably the first, but I wanted to double check.
by Emma 12 years ago
Okay, I'm trying to figure this out. Is it advantageous to use a referral link in your own hubs when linking to other hubs of your own? I notice some people use them, but most don't. I mostly haven't, but I'm wondering if I should implement it since I'm planning on doing some more cross-linking...
by 02SmithA 11 years ago
I just started hubbing and I was wondering if those who had been here a while could let me know what kind of results they have had with the referral program? Has anyone tried running advertisements with their hubpage url anywhere? What kind of results did that get? Thanks!
by ProCW 4 years ago
If I refer someone to an article using one of my referral codes to a hub on TatRing, for example, do the same percentages and such apply currently and/or will they in the future? I don't see a "Link to this Page" link on the bottom on that site.
by Marina 4 years ago
As part of our ongoing efforts to improve site structure, we are removing HubPages referral links from published Hubs by deleting their tracker IDs. HubPages referral links were always intended for use outside of HubPages, and because they redirect, they may cause some page rank to be lost. ...
by manspaugh 9 years ago
Hope this might help some people.My method for drawing traffic to my Hubs (these are referral links so if you don't desire to sign up in that way just fix the links) <all links snipped by admin - no affiliate links in the forums, please>:1. Write a Hub2. Join InfoBarrel3. Write an article on...
by GwennyOh 6 years ago
I want to know if I can put referral links in my HubPages articles. If I can, is there any benefit to doing so? I understand how they work, but i don't know if it works differently if we use them on our HubPages articles as opposed to external blog articles. Enlighten me if...
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