You don't have to sell anything to make money on your hub. You can earn revenue from the ads that are placed by HubPages.
I have looked at your hub, and was trying to think of what types of products you could sell, and really couldn't think of any. Were you thinking of a Disney movie? I'm not sure that would relate very well.
Also, you didn't ask, but I am confused with the hub. You mention tigers, but the images are all of lions and so is the Disney movie.
Changing your pictures from lions (irrelevant) to tigers (topic of hub) is hardly "messing with" it, one would think.
I confess to being more than a little confused about how writing about one animal while showing photos of a totally different animal is helpful to your readers and/or your reputation as someone who knows a lot about tigers... Especially as you hope to work for National Geographic one day, according to your bio?
Unless a product is very closely related to the topic of the hub & of clear benefit to readers, adding a product for the sole purpose "to make more money" is a fast route to unfeatured. See http://blog.hubpages.com/2015/01/07/an- … -capsules/ on the HP blog for help on how to use product capsules in line with HP quality standards.
This Hub should not have any products. It is an informational page about tigers or lions and will likely not see any sales for products and could be defeatured for spammy elements.
I highly recommend updating this Hub. I believe your Hub is giving facts about lions, so you should change all mention of tigers to lions, e.g., wild tigers are found in Asia not Africa and don't have manes. Updating your Hub for accuracy will not cause it to become unfeatured. You are more likely to become unfeatured for engagement because inaccuracies in your Hub will be noticed by search engines and your Hub will not see much traffic. I highly recommend fact checking, adding more information, videos, etc. If you take some time, this Hub could be really good and informative. Good luck!
Oh my!! I did have a good giggle Quote from the hub "Another little known fact about tigers is that the female does all the hunting and cooking and child raising" didn't know tigers/lions could cook????
If you want to add Amazon product, simply make them relevant to your hub. I didn't look at the hub, but if it's about tigers (or lions?) then maybe a product like an educational video, a national geographic video, a poster like the others mentioned...Only add one or two, and only add products that you would buy, or you think a reader would be interested in. Put some though into it
Haha, this is hilarious! I feel duped though, since I tend to first give people the benefit of the doubt. I wonder who the real writer is -- a current or ex-hubber trying to rile us up?
The writing itself is not as bad as the "Exoctic Animals" author -- s/he even said s/he'd taken creative writing classes before joining Hubpages, while the "Exoctic Animals" person was just thinking of taking a creative writing class (hey, didn't she write something about tigers too???)
But there are many more published and featured (!) articles like this on the site written by people who aren't trolling and making a public scene. Why doesn't the QAP catch these hubs? Why does it take a 'performance' to get such hubs off the site?
You'd be amazed at the number of Hubs we do catch! These Hubs would not have been featured for long. If you do see low-quality Hubs, you are welcome to flag them and they will be assessed again. We are constantly working to make the QAP better, but it's not perfect. It takes the community to help us sometimes. Thanks!
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