Can you earn a living with hubpages?

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  1. profile image52
    masterartsposted 12 years ago

    hello guys this is my first thread over this forum i just wanted to know if anyone earns his living with hubpages.Certainly driving traffic to hub i feel quite difficult.Can people suggest simple methods to start with?

    1. Thriller profile image61
      Thrillerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think none. Although quite a few make some good money here. It's your best bet as far as passive income is concerned. But if you want to make a living writing online then widen your basket to include an independent blog/site, some freelance writing stuff as well

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        masterartsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thanx thriller. But on an average 10$ is it possible?

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image57
      prettydarkhorseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi masterarts. A living you mean large amount of money, it depends what is large in your perspective. But you can possibly earn through different earning platforms.

      I am paid by google adsense every month now since my fifth month and my amazon earning is increasing as well. It pays some of my basic bills. I just checked my amazon and I had six sales yesterday (not yet delivered just ordered items) and with adsense I am averaging 7 to 10 USD. It is not consistent but it increases a bit every month.

      Some learning links for you, … -hubpages/ … s-adsense/


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        masterartsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        tnx pretty! Your info seemed pretty useful!

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          masterartsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I did post one hub now let me see how it fares!

        2. prettydarkhorse profile image57
          prettydarkhorseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          You're welcome! And just write some hubs which are well written, while doing that --  try keywords research -- … earch.none

          TKA and market samurai.

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            masterartsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Yea i would get keyword research done ! Tnx a Lot!

    3. David 470 profile image82
      David 470posted 12 years agoin reply to this
    4. David 470 profile image82
      David 470posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      In all honesty, I think we need at least 500 hubs under the average person circumstances, to make a decent amount (part time).

      Some people produce 100 hubs and make 500+ monthly.

      I think of it this way, even if your not successful as others when you reach certain amount of hubs, making even half of what they did is still good, plus you can just keep writing more hubs over time.

      Oh, and depending on your CTR and PPC can be a HUGE variable on how much you make month-month...

  2. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 12 years ago

    Depends on where you live. smile

    As for how - do keyword research, write a hub based on the research results, build backlinks based on the research results. Rinse and repeat.


  3. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 12 years ago

    Note that these people are not representative of the common or average experience here, but rather what is possible.

    1. camlo profile image86
      camloposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Wow - thanks for that, Relache! Really inspiring.

  4. brettb profile image62
    brettbposted 12 years ago

    It is possible. It only takes one thing - hard work.

    However, hardly anyone is capable of the hard work it requires.

  5. geoffbrecker profile image60
    geoffbreckerposted 12 years ago

    Persistence is the key to everything. Just make sure you're operating out what what you want and not what you don't want.

  6. tritrain profile image69
    tritrainposted 12 years ago

    I make several hundred per month, but not exclusively via Hub Pages.

    My intention is ultimately to quit my "job" and earn a living via the internet, including to remote IT support and training.

    You will need to spread yourself out more and write more. Also, even though my Hubs lack much content at the moment, having more content helps greatly.

    Darkside is one has done quite well via Squidoo and Hub Pages.  I also like to learn from Janet21 and Christine as well.

  7. LindaJM profile image85
    LindaJMposted 12 years ago

    Most people will have a long wait to get to the point where they're earning decent money (like over $100 per month) so the only thing to do is to keep building hubs and trusting that eventually there will be a sustained payout.

    It is difficult at first when you don't see the money rolling in. Build 300+ quality hubs and a year from now you'll have an income from this.

    1. tritrain profile image69
      tritrainposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Naaah, I made over $100 in a month, once I began actively taking part in Hub Pages.

      It was from Amazon.

      It's definitely doable.

  8. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 12 years ago

    Pick your target earnings then extrapolate your average conversions based on traffic.

    My guess is that the average web writer/master

    sees a 1-4% CTR for adsense  actual earning rates are hard to extrapolate but I would hope most average at least .20 per click.

    a 2% conversion rate for amazon/ebay (varies greatly based on price of product) and a 6-10% commission rate on gross sales.

    these averages are just my own notes after reading lots of forum posts and earnings blogs around the net.

    So, a Hubpage user would need

    500 daily clicks to see $100 in adsense alone daily.

    Which would require 25000 daily impressions to their id.

    So around 50k daily views at HP for 100 in adsense daily, or at least 1250 in gross sales or some combo of both.

    maths not my strong suit, but I think im in the ballpark here.

    The point?

    It has nothing to do with number of hubs, but rather the amount of hubs required to hit certain levels of conversion. With some knowledge and attention to details you could consider a .20 epc to be very low and require a much lower traffic level also with attention to formatting and style a 1-2% CTR can become a 4-6% CTR.

    For some it may require 100s of hubs to find the working forumlas for themselves and get the required traffic levels or the perfect target audience. Sometimes, you may never figure out what is relaible and just will get lucky after 100's of tries. There are some hub authors that can write under 30 hubs and reach a $100 daily goal.

    I had one lucky trendy hub make $1000 USD in about a weeks time and then die (forever) .. nothing about the hubs success had anything to do with keyword research/promotion etc. ...just got lucky, it happens, the more you produce, the more data you will have to play with and either write smarter or get lucky more.

    1. tritrain profile image69
      tritrainposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Nice job!  Especially for math not being your strongsuit.  smile


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