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Updated on January 23, 2011

On the 12th of February 2009 I decided, finally, that publishing articles at HubPages would be far more profitable for me than publishing them elsewhere. It was never a question of me finding the time or the inspiration to write, it was about where I would publish them, what would make me the most money.

This hunch has paid off. I don't need to say by how much, I know you all believe it when I say that it's worth the effort. And I don't have to work harder, just smarter, to make the money increase. I know given the time I invest, that I'll be making more next month than I did this month.

And one of the reasons, I believe, that makes HubPages a great place to be, is that the competition is healthy. We are not competing with each other for a piece of the revenue pie. My ad impressions are my ad impressions. Visitors click during those impressions are 100% attributed to my account. It's not being redistributed to others who happen to be performing better because the community are voting for their article. I don't need to be part of the "in crowd" or be admitted into the exclusive clubs or participate in some clique. There is no cap or limit to how much my hub can make with Adsense. The only limit it that which is determined by its quality on the world stage and how much traffic I can get. Be it by promoting it through back links and/or how well it can rank in Search Engines. I much prefer organic traffic anyway.

Since the 12th of February up until today I have (under other accounts in addition to my primary account) published 365 hubs. This is significant to me because if I were to stop publishing right now for the rest of the year I would have averaged one hub a day for the entire year. But of course I won't be stopping at 365. I've got almost 3 months before the year runs out, and that's worth another 100 hubs to be added to my tally at the rate I'm going.

But it's not about the quantity. It's always about the quality. Though if a person can ever find the time to be able to do both (and it is achievable) I highly recommend it.


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    • darkside profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Unfortunately Shreevie, I have no idea what the problem is. I've never encountered anything like that before. Email and outline your problem (copy and paste what you've written here). Also let them know what type of computer you're using and web browser.

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      8 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      I have tried 11 times to publish my first Hub! No such luck. Most failures have been like this: while I am filling in the required information, the page disappears and all the boxes reappear ..... blank. So I start from scratch.Other times I get as far as the Capcha bit and all activity ceases! The suggestion is that I should 'enable cookies on your browser. Click here for help.' I do this.It takes me to the general learning section where I can find no reference to 'cookies.' I type in 'enable cookies' in the help box and I get 25 recipes for "Girl Scout cookies.' I consider writing a Hub on the frustrations of writing a Hub but I know I am not going to get past Item 5. Please tell me I am not stoopid! Please tell me what I am doing wrong.

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      9 years ago from Chandler, AZ

      I am always impressed when people are able to get hubs up so quickly. Glad to know that dedication can pay off. Congrats!

    • darkside profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      I ended up publishing 699 hubs in total for 2009.

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      Natural Medicine 

      10 years ago from Midwest USA

      Excellent personal info Glen, and I share your motivations. Boy I sure need to get busy writing lots of hubs, but for right now, I'm trying to read all the topics that interest me.

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      10 years ago

      You've certainly got me drawn into this with your hub here. Good writing, definitely. I'm totally in awe.. will keep active in Hubpages, will make it a point. I tell myself that each time.

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      10 years ago from Canada

      Hey, darkside, slow down a little there! We older chaps (and chapettes) need a little time to catch our breath!

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      Tesa Adams 

      10 years ago from Austin, Texas

      What an inspiration you always are. I now need to step up my writing. Thank you!

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      10 years ago from California

      I always enjoy your contributions, both the hubs and the forum posts!

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      Litany Notch 

      10 years ago from South UK

      I have also been jumping around publishing stuff all over but I am trying to cut down and stick to the 3 places that make the most money. Hubpages is one!

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      10 years ago from Philippines

      Congrats DS on the 365 hubs. You're an inspiration for hubbers here who want to earn money (dare I say lots of it?) in Hubpages. Hope you continue to share your experiences with us.

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      Jon Sterling 

      10 years ago from Houston Texas - United States

      Wow - You have made quite an accomplishment - am only at 35 hubs right now and wanted to do 100 in days - but work, getting caught up in over thinking about niche articles has slowed me down... Thanks for the inspiration...

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      Dame Scribe 

      10 years ago from Canada

      I agree on your points DS, :) and you have some fantastic informative Hubs. Keep up the great work!

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      10 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Wow, you are prolific writer! I am embarassingly slow when it comes to churning out hubs. You gave me an idea to perhaps open another account and really focus on the writing. I often don't write about certain topics which I would love to touch on, and share personal details now and then (for psychological topics) but since I have family and personal friends check on my hubs now and then, I feel inhibited.

      You are one of the hubbers that I found very decent and helpful when I first joined hubpages, so thank you for that!

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      Paula Atwell 

      10 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      This is a great hub. I have enjoyed writing here as well, and I like being able to see the increase and progress on Adsense. 365 hubs since February. Wow. My speed is not near as fast as yours. :)

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      10 years ago from Australia

      rebekahELLE , if it's around 1500 words you could keep it as one hub. If it's much more than that consider the best way to break it into seperate articles. Think of how it'd best suit you from the readers perspective.

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      10 years ago from Windermere, FL

      I read this with great interest. You are writing from experience and I believe that's he best kind of knowledge to transfer. Thanks for this Hub, it was very useful.

      Don White

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      charanjeet kaur 

      10 years ago from Delhi

      Wow another insightful hub, Love the conclusion stick with quality and the money will just follow. Im so glad i stuck with Hubpages, this is just the right thing for me in my life today.

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      Nancy's Niche 

      10 years ago

      Thanks for your encouragement with this article. I have found Hubpages, and their readers, to be the easiest and most responsive blog site to use. Hubpages is a one size fits all size expectations. Let’s not forget that their design team and internal support is #1 which helps us all to succeed!

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      10 years ago

      Thank you, your hubs about hubpages have been very useful readingfor me.

      I've read them if I'm not sure I've understood something correctly maybe that I've read earlier. So I look forward to reading the back links one when it is complete.

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      10 years ago from Tampa Bay

      Thanks for sharing. I'm currently working on a hub about a film score composer and have found so much info, I may have to make two hubs or one rather comprehensive hub or decide what I think most searchers would want to read. Any suggestions? btw, love the Roman Emperor/Greek hubs!

    • darkside profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Australia

      I have a few, though they're for publishing and not for socialising (I'm not into sockpuppet shows). I do write them myself though it depends on the subject matter. Sometimes I can write from what I know, if I've had plenty of experience. Other times if it's a topic that interests me and it's very heavy on information, I'll research it. I'll use various sources, and try and avoid reference material that can be readily found online. My Roman Emperor and Greek Philosopher hubs had me hitting the books. My Muscle Fitness ones was a combination of old magazines coupled with things I had learned from when I was younger. And then of course there's my collection of How To Hub hubs, they're written from scratch.

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      10 years ago from Tampa Bay

      ds, you are inspiring and have certainly been part of my learning process, if I have a question, I go to one of your hubs and read it again. I have so many subjects I want to write about, it's exciting to be here. do you write all of your own hubs? you mention you have more than one account.

      always love to read you. thank you!

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      Nelle Hoxie 

      10 years ago

      Fabulous hub. Hubpages is one fantastic platform for making money. I also prefer the way revenues are generated and paid here.

    • darkside profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Australia

      Laurel, I started writing a reply but I think to do it justice I'll need to make it into a hub! Stay tuned, I'll finish it off in the next few days.

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      10 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Great Hub! Confirms my estimates, based on the traffic graphs etc, appreciate it!

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      Laurel Oakes 

      10 years ago

      A very uplifting Hub,being new to this once again I need to ask and may already know but, what is a backlink? One day I will look back at my questions and feel very foolish but, I was taught a long time ago if you don't know ask.

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      Laura du Toit 

      10 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you very much for this hub. This is just the confirmation I needed. I feel exactly as you did in February!

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      Brian Stephens 

      10 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

      I am becoming more convinced every day that this is a great way to earn reasonable income. Spread your self too thin and your efforts are diluted, a fact of life I learned the hard way at the beginning of my Internet marketing exploits.


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