I Guess I Can't Make Any Money Here :(

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  1. Alessia Amnesia profile image55
    Alessia Amnesiaposted 8 years ago

    Since Google AdSense makes absolutely no sense to me and putting links/coupon codes for my website in a hub is apparently prohibited, how am I supposed to use HubPages to make money?

    I'm not trying to complain or sound whiny, but I put a lot of work into a hub about Wiccan Starter Kits. I didn't tell anyone they HAD to buy the products from me, but I did offer a coupon code near the end if they wanted to order from me and save $5.00.

    I was told that a hub was allowed to have up to two links in it. I didn't violate that rule. I was also told that putting a coupon code in my hub was okay.

    To say the least, I am 100% confused.

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 8 years ago

      You earn by driving traffic to your hub.

      If your hub is selling a product, then you can make sales for whatever products you sell. PLUS, you can earn from Adsense because of the ads on your hubs.

      To make adsense work for you, all you have to do is sign up for GOOGLE Adsense and get an account.

      Once you do that, you take the account ID they give you, then enter it into the affiliate section, on your statistics page.

      Look up, above your statistics and you'll see "affiliate section", it's a link to another page, where you will fill in your account ID in the small box labeled Adsense.

      You will have to click edit, in order to enter your ID.

      Hope that helped. smile

      1. moanalisa profile image54
        moanalisaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Perhaps your draw is such a niche field as well, for that I wouldn't expect bucks rolling in. That is not meant offensively, but more infromatively.

      2. profile image0
        TheVerbalAxiomposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Now that was helpful.

        Props.

        1. Cagsil profile image82
          Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you. smile

    2. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 8 years ago

      Care to explain that to me? hmm

    3. Alessia Amnesia profile image55
      Alessia Amnesiaposted 8 years ago

      Okay... let me rephrase this.

      I'm not interested in Google AdSense, Amazon, or any other pay-per-click site.

      I am interested in writing for the site that I already work for and driving traffic to THEM.

      I was told that links were okay, up to two per hub. I was also told that providing coupon codes was okay. So I didn't break any rules, yet my hub was prohibited for these reasons.

      Is anyone understanding what I'm trying to say?

      1. moanalisa profile image54
        moanalisaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ok, yes, that sounds like an entirely different scenario to me. I don't know why, but now it sounds your hub was denied...was it copy-pasted from another site you have?

        1. Alessia Amnesia profile image55
          Alessia Amnesiaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          No, it was completely original content.

          1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
            pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            If you are referring to your hub "You Don't Need a Lot of Fancy Tools! (Wiccan Starter Kit)", then no, it isn't original content.   It is substantially similar to a page on about.com and there is a clear message at the top of the hub indicating that.   Hubs that contain duplicate content are not allowed to have any self serving outgoing links.

            1. Alessia Amnesia profile image55
              Alessia Amnesiaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I've never even heard of about.com?

              I suppose I'll have to look at it. I'm so confused right now.

              1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
                pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Perhaps the lists and descriptions both came from some third common source, but the similarities are substantial never the less.  The order is also the same.

                From your hub:

                Cliched as it may sound, the wand is one of the most popular magical tools in Wicca, as well as in some ceremonial magic traditions. It has a number of magical purposes. A wand is used for the directing of energy during a ritual. Because it's a phallic symbol it is used to represent male energy, power, and virility. Representative of the element of Air (although in a few traditions it symbolizes Fire), the wand can be used to consecrate a sacred space, or invoke deity

                From: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/wiccaan … _Tools.htm

                As cliched as it may sound, the wand is one of the most popular magickal tools in Wicca.  It has a number of magickal purposes, including: directing energy during a ritual, consecrating a sacred place, and invoking a deity. The wand represents the element of air and, because it is a phallic symbol, also represents male energy, power, and virility.

                and it continues...

                1. blondepoet profile image72
                  blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  LMAO

          2. Misha profile image71
            Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Amnesia probably lol

            1. blondepoet profile image72
              blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              smile

              1. Cagsil profile image82
                Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                roll

      2. Misha profile image71
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Since nobody can see your hub except for HP staff, your best bet is to work with them. Mikel did and things got solved for him. smile

      3. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Actually, it sounds like you work for one place and you write here. However, HubPages only allows "Original" content. It cannot be duplicated somewhere else on the Internet.

        If so, then the Hub won't be allowed to publish.

        If you are not commercializing your hubs, then you must stipulate that, by the settings in the large box, located inside the Hub, at the top.

        There is a setting that has to be changed to non-commercial hubs. It means that you are not making money from the Hub yourself.

        If this isn't either of the cases, then I'm absolutely lost something in translation? lol lol

        But, with me, that wouldn't be a big surprise. smile tongue big_smile

    4. moanalisa profile image54
      moanalisaposted 8 years ago

      Then I'd recommend reviewing carefully the TOS here and then if that isn't clear, contact the staff and ask why your hub was denied publication.

      1. Alessia Amnesia profile image55
        Alessia Amnesiaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I was careful to review the Terms of Service, FAQ's, etc. before I even began writing the article. I also asked a question in the forums concerning coupon codes and was given the go ahead.

        I am beginning to think that HP just isn't for me. sad

    5. profile image0
      lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

      You need a blog my dear. A separate entity from hubpages. Once you have created said blog then post the link in your profile page.

      HubPages is for making money from adsense, ebay, kontera, amazon and the like and they like to have people stick around not be directed out of the site.

      You can sell here but it really has to be in a discreet way. Not a blatant advertisement for this other site. (I didn't see the article in question just guessing here).

      Just a word of warning: don't put all your eggs in one basket. Diversify and learn to use the tools here to get some money building up from these affiliates as well as the one you are trying to promote.

    6. blondepoet profile image72
      blondepoetposted 8 years ago

      Just by signing up to Adsense, I have sold no Amazon products I am making money, I just had another cheque sent out to me. Here in Australia we have to make 150 before cheques are sent out.
      So yes Hubpages does make money for us and I only have 30+ hubs.
      Plus this is the only website I have so I think Hubpages is A1

    7. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 8 years ago

      Thank you PaulDeeds. Much appreciated. I was at my wits end. smile

    8. Mamelody profile image59
      Mamelodyposted 8 years ago

      I have the same problem with you hun. I don't usually put any links to my hubs but when I just put one it flags me for copied content. Sometimes I get so annoyed as I work so hard on my hubs, I never copy anybody's work and it still says duplicate content. Maybe for some people they make tons of money here but so far it's not making me much.

      Best to start your blog and promote your coupons there

      1. Misha profile image71
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this
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          TheVerbalAxiomposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Lmao

          Exposed!

        2. wyanjen profile image82
          wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          yikes!

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            lynnechandlerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Ditto!

    9. Ivorwen profile image70
      Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

      Writing original content is not that difficult.  I just wrote four articles on one subject, and placed them different places online, as part of an experiment.  The information is also available by many others, yet none of my articles are in any way considered duplicate content (at least not that I am aware of).  With a bit of thinking, I could probably write two or three more on the same subject, with out duplicating myself or anyone else. 

      Just stop and think of an original way to say things.  It is not difficult, unless you really do not understand the information yourself.  If you have a firm grasp of what you are writing about, you should be able to come up with 3-5 ways to word each paragraph.  Give it a try.  Let your creativity and voice flow.  You can do it.

    10. Alessia Amnesia profile image55
      Alessia Amnesiaposted 8 years ago

      I'm sorry, Misha, what exactly do you think you're exposing? Do you really think I would be so stupid as to make a big fuss about this in a public forum if I had copied someone else's work?

      I have no need to copy someone else's work as I have words and a mind of my own. Thank you very much.

      I will admit that the writing in the article HP staff is referring to is quite similar to my writing style. However, it is by no means a duplicate work. My article was much more detailed and all of my research came from books and life experience, not internet articles.

      I suppose I will reword a few capsules and add even MORE detail, which will most likely take a few days so I can try, yet again, to publish this hub.

      1. Misha profile image71
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I know Paul for more than two years, and during this time he never lied. I know you for less than a month, and during this time you already tried to trick others on the neighbor thread. http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/34085#post755310 Whom I am going to believe, go figure. smile

    11. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 8 years ago

      Alessia,

      If your intent here is to promote a sole website, then no, you can't earn here as that's not the point of HubPages.

      In the month you've been here, have you ever read the FAQ?  It explains clearly what sort of content and linking practices are allowed and which are not.

      http://hubpages.com/faq/

     
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