How Long Does It Take To Make Decent Money On Hubpages

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  1. profile image47
    badcompany99posted 13 years ago

    Hubpages is great for traffic but finding the right traffic is the thing. It's all down to having a good niche but surely if you have a good niche you are better off having your own website. Ok perhaps you have but with hubpages tight rules on duplication that means you basically have to write the same post twice. I wrote one for a website and totally changed it but hubpages still flagged it as a duplicate, ideas on that anyone ?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image91
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes and no.  Your Hubs on HubPages will attract some traffic even if you don't try, because of HP's profile.  Whereas no one will read your website unless you get out there and do a lot of work promoting it - and not everyone knows how to do that or has the time.  I started out writing blogs and no one came - then I posted similar material on HP and got traffic immediately.  Since learning the ropes at HP, I've branched out and now have a couple of websites - but my experience on HP was invaluable in making those work.

      Odd. Have you tried comparing the two articles on a word processing program and seeing how genuinely different they are?  Maybe you just haven't changed enough - or maybe the first few lines are identical? 

      Anyway, the reason HubPages discourages duplicate content is because Google doesn't like it - so you would be wasting your time posting the same thing in two places anyway.

  2. k8th profile image38
    k8thposted 13 years ago

    I'm just started like you. But you started early than me. And my question also the same with you. People start make money here as hubpages seems easy to get traffic.

    My goal in here is to make money at least $100 a month. But it's not easy. If you want to make money faster, I think you should not be here. Might be you need to build website and submit it to many directories which is need to be pay. And then you may advertise you site. All this things need to be paid.

    But since hubpages free to join, means you don't have to worry about the cost. Just get done by writing articles. But how much your articles can reach to the readers?

    It's simple. Starting with no cost at all but you need to invest a lot of your energy to write anything you want as long your writing give the reader value to read. When your reader love your writing, they will always come back and visit your the next articles.

    It is doesn't matter on time consuming whether can make decent money on hubpages or not. The more valuable your writing, the more faster you can attract readers. And the more faster you can make money. By the way, I like your articles

    Have a nice day!

  3. Kudlit profile image63
    Kudlitposted 13 years ago

    I've been dabbling with Internet Marketing for a few months now and have heard of Hubpages. I heard it's good for link building and generating traffic. The idea is to funnel traffic from hubpages to your own sites.

    Now that I tried it, I'm seeing that it would be easier to use hubpages as a money site instead of building my own niche websites to drive traffic to. I only started last week (Wednesday) and got a couple of clicks the next day. 3 out of my 6 hubs are on the first page of Yahoo for the keyword phrases that I'm targeting, one is even number two.

    is number two in yahoo. … s-Revealed

    is number 11 in Google and number 4 in Yahoo last time I checked. I only built that hubpage last Wednesday.

    So I'm doing a little experiment now. Instead of building niche websites, I'm building hubs with relatively high demand and relatively low competition.

    That's the secret of getting your sites ranked in the first two pages of the search engines fast.

    So you don't have to wait months to see results. You just have to make sure that you research the keywords you should target before creating a hub.

    I'm sure I'll be seeing "useful income" before I hit 100 hubs.

  4. profile image47
    badcompany99posted 13 years ago

    Good luck and cheers for sharing that.

  5. BristolBoy profile image64
    BristolBoyposted 13 years ago

    It took me about three months and 18 hubs to reach about $20.  However, it then went crazy (see this page) and I managed to reach the $100 yesterday.  So whilst it generally can take a while to earn a decent amount, if you are fortunate eneough to strike it lucky by having a link from a popular website, money can come in a lot quicker!

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      badcompany99posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Cheers for that mate.

  6. Rik Ravado profile image88
    Rik Ravadoposted 13 years ago

    BristolBoy - It took me nearly a year to make my first $100 so well done!  My 2nd payout came in much quicker - My income is now steadily increasing without me adding significant nunmbers of new hubs.  I'm fairly confident that if I needed to (say I lost my day job, for example) I could multiply my Hub count by 10 and see a massive increase in earnings.  Also I can't say I've seen any negative impact from the recession either.  All in all HubPages is great!

  7. profile image47
    badcompany99posted 13 years ago

    How long exactly did it take for the 2nd payment, just curious ?

    1. Lissie profile image65
      Lissieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      it took over a year for my first payout about a year ago - then the next was in 3 months - for a few, then it was every 2nd month, now its monthly - it seems a common pattern but I am hoping the current challenge should double my income from HP again in a month or 2

    2. Rik Ravado profile image88
      Rik Ravadoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      My second payment, about $120, (in the pipeline now) came after 4 months.

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    pgrundyposted 13 years ago

    I just signed up for that 100 in 30 day challenge. At first I thought, oh god. Why? But then I realized I write more than that each day for OTHER people, so what is the worst that could happen if I try doing it for myself? The worst that can happen is nothing, and I can live with that.

    It took me 10 months to hit my first payout, about five to hit my second and a few days over 1 month to hit the latest (I missed the Google date so I have to wait until June for it.

    I'm going to try and do these next 100 'right'--you know, evergreen content, good search-able titles, blah, blah, blah--just like I'd do for a client--and see if that boosts my Google revenue. smile

    1. earnestshub profile image85
      earnestshubposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The very best of good luck to you! I hope you prosper, you deserve it.

    2. profile image47
      badcompany99posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Cheers for the dates on your cheques although writing 100 hubs in 30 days is impossible for me, I will try for the 30 but even that will be difficult, I'm a lazy sod !

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    badcompany99posted 13 years ago

    And I would be interested in your help so feel free to mail me.

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    badcompany99posted 13 years ago

    Jeeez $500 is pretty neat, well done Whitney and as you have written 500 or so hubs the theory that a hub longterm pays a dollar a month is pretty close on your case. You are indeed proof that a 2 year plan can work, hat off to you !

  11. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 13 years ago

    Yea.. I teetered at high $400s for a many months, but hit $500 last month, and I'm well on my way again this month. Just write whatever I want to and keep a steady pace. I try at least 15-20 a month. But, when the HubLove contest last year, I bumped up most of my hub numbers then. And with this contest I'm trying 30 for 30 and I've done over 30 this month, although a good handful of the hubs I've posted this month were published before the challenge was mentioned.

    If I properly marketed my hubs, I could probably easily make more each month, but I'd rather just write, and people find them on their own will. I only put links for relevant hubs on my blogs and my twitterfeed posts them on twitter.

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    girly_girl09posted 13 years ago

    $500 is VERY inspirational! smile That'd cover my car payment and my credit card monthly payments. How cool would that be?! I think I'll be at payout soon, which is very helpful for me right now.

    Here is some further inspiration for the newbies!

    I've been really encouraged the last few days...if I keep earning what I've been earning the last week or so, I will go above and beyond payout for sure by the end of next month. I'm already over 1/3 of the way there and that's all been earned in the last month (18 days). I signed up on April 22nd, but only earned about 10 cents in April. May has been great, thus far.

    I still am in shock how much fun I'm having and that I'm actually earning from it...crazy!

  13. Princess Kari profile image60
    Princess Kariposted 13 years ago

    i am just really distracted by the fact that you look like johnny depp

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      badcompany99posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I am distracted by that lil sexy smile of yours, jeeez I nearly steered my ship onto the rocks smile

  14. Kudlit profile image63
    Kudlitposted 13 years ago

    Looks like Cabin Girl has some competition.

  15. illminatus profile image68
    illminatusposted 13 years ago

    Great thread guys.. Keep it coming!

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    recipes4mysonposted 13 years ago

    I would welcome any advice you have for how to bring traffic to my hub and how to write more rich content hubs.  I am open to any constructive criticism.

    1. Lisa HW profile image62
      Lisa HWposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I just took a quick look, and it looks to me (for what it's worth) as if your Hubs, themselves, are fine.  There's information on this site (somewhere, if you search) about how to think up a solid title.  One of your Hubs has a title that people may not necessarily be searching for.  (That's a big problem I have with a bunch of mine, because when I was new I just answered requests (questions) because it was challenging; and I never thought up searchable titles instead of the strange wording of some of the requests.)

      I'm sure others may offer other tips.  One thing, though, is that it usually can take a little time for Hubs to get picked up by search engines.

  17. Realistics profile image69
    Realisticsposted 3 years ago

    It depends on the effort you put into writting quality hubs


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