Can you really earn a good amount of money on HubPages?

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  1. Foolise profile image81
    Fooliseposted 7 weeks ago

    I've seen a lot of people say no, but I've also seen people saying they are making money through HubPages. So which is it?

    1. Jeremy Gill profile image93
      Jeremy Gillposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      In my experience, the answer is yes--but it takes time and effort. The initial stages are the hardest, since you have to be accepted into the Ad program before you start earning. And once you're in, your starting pay will probably amount to pocket change.

      But if you dedicate yourself and produce high-traffic articles, you should eventually see consistent pay--some hubbers make four-digit figures each month.

      1. Madeleine Clays profile image96
        Madeleine Claysposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        Great feedback for all of us--thank you.

    2. chef-de-jour profile image97
      chef-de-jourposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      You can earn good money on HP but it takes time and effort. Create good quality articles, get them moved to a niche site and eventually you'll reach payout. Instructional and how to articles seem to work best. Visitors are after the best information so make each capsule count. The trick is to take it step by step, learning as you go along, and not to get too disheartened if things don't go your way. Successful writers here stay the course. Find the subject that excites you, write write write, have them transferred to a niche site (the only realistic way to make money here on HP) and keep producing fine articles.

    3. robhampton profile image93
      robhamptonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Depends on what you write about. I have 28 articles and cashed out for june at over $750.00. This month (July) Payout looks like it will be right at $1,264.00 So...Yes. People make money here

      1. EricFarmer8x profile image95
        EricFarmer8xposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Sounds great! I would consider that good money myself.

      2. DrMark1961 profile image96
        DrMark1961posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        It doesnt seem to matter how well I do here, as all of my income goes to the HPFP (Hubpages feeding program). Hubpages supports my horses, sheep, parrots, exotic animals, and poultry by paying for salt, grain, and medicine.


        https://hubstatic.com/14589925_f1024.jpg

        This little guy joined the feeding program last week.

        1. theraggededge profile image98
          theraggededgeposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Aw...

          It's a bit like that here, though not quite as many as you have smile

          By the way, do you have a cheap remedy for fleas? We've done many head-to-tail soapy baths, combing with dish soap, diatomaceous earth, but they are resistant. It's not a massive infestation at the moment, I'm only finding three or four on each dog, but... ugh.

          I've given in and bought Advantage, but I really hate using stuff that could affect the dogs.

  2. Foolise profile image81
    Fooliseposted 7 weeks ago

    Wow, I just looked at your page and you have over 800 articles. Good effort. Thanks for the reply smile

  3. poppyr profile image93
    poppyrposted 7 weeks ago

    As Jeremy said, it's hard to begin with. It took me about a year and a half to start making payout. Many people write a few articles and then give up without giving it to time to find their niche and get used to HubPages' standards.
    Jeremy and I write about video games. Some users write about music, fashion, makeup, movies, travel... if you have a good understanding on a certain topic, you can write unique, in-depth, photo-rich articles about them. If they have high SEO (search engine optimization, i.e., ranking highly on Google and other search engines), you can start making good money.
    It takes time and hard work, but if you really love writing and you're willing to make the effort, you can succeed!

  4. CYong74 profile image96
    CYong74posted 7 weeks ago

    Over the years, I've read several third-party reviews about HubPages. Most state that it's too difficult, if not impossible, to make real money here. Practically all declare it's more profitable in the long run to manage your own blog, build your own brand, etc.

    Quite honestly, I find these reviews shabby. The reviewers tend to do no more than publish a few mediocre hubs on saturated topics, and base their conclusions on the reception for those. All such reviews also do not mention the golden key to making money here i.e. get transferred to niche sites. Frankly, I doubt these reviewers even know about niche sites. Or took the effort to really understand HubPages.

    As for myself, I started making regular payouts about a year and a half. This happened after I devoted time to understanding and mastering the various items Poppyr highlighted.

    One more thing. The whole "building your own blog/brand" advice. I manage my own blog too and let me just say the parade of things to learn, to attend to there is twice that of HubPages. Not to mention the niche sites on HP give you an authority boost and some degree of editorial help.

  5. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 7 weeks ago

    Foolise, you've received some excellent feedback from some of the best. I wouldn't add anything except to say "earning a good amount of money" is relative to each hubber. It depends on your goal, whether you have another job, and if you are dependent on the earnings from HP. I make payout monthly, however, it's not hundreds per month. Good money for me means it's consistent, it increases every year, and it's enough to put toward essentials, i.e., gas and groceries.
    Fyi, it took 9 months before I received first payout; it's only been the past 2 years that payout starting coming monthly. It takes time and work, but it's worth it depending on your purpose for writing and financial goals.

  6. Rupert Taylor profile image97
    Rupert Taylorposted 7 weeks ago

    I have a couple of observations to add. Your profile says you have written 23 articles in two weeks. That's a phenomenally high output, which makes me question quality. Only about a third of your articles are on niche sites, and that suggests that HubPages editors have a similar concern.

    I skipped through several of your articles and they appear quite bloggy. HP is not a blogging platform, it's a place to publish well-researched, magazine-style articles with unique content; information people are looking for rather than personal experiences.

    I hope that helps.

    1. Foolise profile image81
      Fooliseposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Oh thanks, that helps. I really enjoy blogging more than writing articles. I thought that is what HP was about but maybe not. Oops. Perhaps I should try a different website?

  7. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 7 weeks ago

    I agree with all the comments. I've been with HP since it's inception. My articles stayed, and I left for other writing gigs. But, money still flowed from HP when my articles just sat here. Not a lot, but now that I am intent on writing and building up the impressions. I am happy with the payouts. All you have to do is follow the guidelines, pick a topic you like to write about, and write by their standards.

  8. Kenna McHugh profile image91
    Kenna McHughposted 7 weeks ago

    You are right. HP is about articles, not blogs.

  9. Rupert Taylor profile image97
    Rupert Taylorposted 6 weeks ago

    We had a black cocker spaniel, so finding fleas while grooming was a challenge. A friend told us to put a little yeast in her food. No more fleas and she lived to be 12 so it didn't affect her health.

  10. Shawindi Silva profile image63
    Shawindi Silvaposted 6 weeks ago

    Actually I don't think about earning money because this is one of my hobbies and I write to improve my skills in language. As I'm a school student earning money is not in need for me but in the future, I will be earning.

 
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