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Make Money Writing on HubPages

Updated on April 20, 2016

There are all kinds of ways to make money online, but for me the most satisfying is when I make money writing about things that interest me. I've been a writer for years and even have my own website content company and web development firm, but it wasn't until I discovered blogging that the writer in me truly merged with the entrepreneur. Sure, I was able to make money writing for clients. But that's not the same as being able to generate income with no clients in sight and only your creativity and some simple Internet tools.

That's why I was intrigued when I first came to HubPages. I was a relatively new blogger, so I didn't know a lot about how to make money writing unless a client was paying me. HubPages offered the opportunity to make money with no money needed -- just talent -- so that seemed like something I would like to pursue. Armed with virtually no knowledge of search engine optimization, I earnestly set about writing for money on HubPages. Lo and behold, it didn't work.

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Free Publications
These free publications will help you learn more about the Web and Internet marketing:
* Website Magazine
* EContent Magazine

Free Image Resources
StockXchange has a great selection of free photos you can use on your hubs. Please honor the terms and give credit and/or a link for each photographer.

I have my own extensive collection of free clip art resources, called the Free Clip Art Sourcebook. A link would be appreciated if you use the images.


I also highly recommend the following resources written by Darkside, GamerGirl and long-time FoG Lissie:

* How HubPages Works
* How to Hub
* An Introduction to HubPages Referrals
* How Hubscores Work

Why I Couldn't Make Money Writing on HubPages at the Beginning

Don't get me wrong, it wasn't HubPages' fault that I couldn't make money. It was my fault, even though I didn't know that at the time. Eventually, after a long time of making no money, I all but forgot about the hubs I had built and went off to do other things.

It wasn't until I met Grizzly Brears (there used to be a link to his blog here but apparently Grizzly has moved to offline pursuits and his blog has been removed) that I got an inkling there was actually a way I could make money writing outside of my consulting business. Not that I got it right away, mind you. I was stubborn. But for no reason other than kindness, Grizzly encouraged me to pursue optimizing my blogs to get search engine traffic. I remember how difficult it was for me to understand some of the principles he was trying to teach. What he said seemed counter-intuitive to everything I understood from years of writing for online marketing projects. It wasn't just about persuading human beings anymore, it was also about making copy friendly enough for search engine spiders. They might as well have been spiders from Mars for all the sense that made to me.

How I Learned to Make Money Writing on HubPages

Okay, that's enough about how I couldn't make money. I'm only sharing my own experience -- and revealing a good bit of my own ignorance and stubbornness -- to let you know that if you have been wanting to learn how to make money from home and had a similar reaction to search engine optimization and using seo software, you're not alone. I also want to tell you that if you want to learn how to make money writing on HubPages, keep reading. This hub is filled with tips and resources to move you well down the road toward making money online by using nothing but your talent and a great free resource. Although some of the following information pertains to ways you can earn money blogging or implementing other forms of Internet marketing, most of the advice is geared toward HubPages.

One final note before I go through my step-by-step approach that will help you make money writing on HubPages: If you already have hubs that aren't earning a cent, don't despair. With only a few exceptions, all the tips below can be applied to older hubs too. One of the first things Grizzly taught me was that it's never too late to turn a page into a revenue source by making it more search engine friendly!

STEP 1: Keyword Research

Keyword research is the most critical aspect if you want to make money writing online or in any form of Internet marketing. In a nutshell, keyword research will tell you which keywords (they're called that but they're usually actually "key phrases") people are searching for in Google. Other search engines use keywords as well but Google is where most of the traffic comes from.

There are many keyword tools out there. A good free one is AddMe's keyword suggestion tool. To use it, enter a term that fits the subject of your hub. When you click on the "Search" button, you'll be given a list of keywords that are variations on that theme, along with the approximate number of recent searches. These numbers may not be accurate but they will give you an idea of how one stacks up against another.

Choose one of the keywords that have a decent number of searches, and then enter it into a search engine to see how many sites are competing for that term. Many times it's actually better to choose a keyword with fewer searches if there are also significantly fewer competing sites.

Here's an example of why you need to check the competition: Let's say you're going after the keywords "work from home" or "payday loans." The searches and ad revenue are probably off the charts for those terms -- but so is the competition. Do you really want to spend years trying to get them to number one in Google when you could easily choose other keywords that are easier to rank and could make you even more?

The explanation above is just a brief summary of the keyword selection process. I strongly suggest you learn more about how to choose the right keywords and implement them properly.

STEP 2: Incorporate Your Keywords and Categories into Your Hub Content

Once you've decided on one or more keywords you want to use, you'll want to incorporate them into your hub. Some people prefer to "keyword snipe" and just use one keyword, but you can also use multiple, related keywords.

2a. Write your title

The first place you'll want to place your main keyword in your hub title. Doing so will automatically place whatever words you enter in that field into your hub URL. If you enter your keyword in the title field but the HubPages system says it's already taken, alter the text a little (without altering your keyword phrase) until you find a name that it will accept. Initially use all lowercase when you create your title. You'll have the chance to change it to initial capitals later. You want to use all lowercase at first because that's how it will appear in the URL HubPages will create for you. It's a minor point but it looks neater and more professional to have it in all lowercase.

2b. Choose relevant categories

Once you're happy with the URL, you'll want to choose one or more categories. In fact, the system will force you to choose categories and a few tags. I discuss tags further down the page, so for now just enter a few keyword phrases or choose some of the HubPages suggested tags so you can meet this initial requirement. You'll focus in more on this area later.

To choose a category, begin by pulling down the menu, which will reveal the major categories. When you've chosen a major category, another pull-down menu will appear. Look through this to see if there are any subcategories that accurately describe your hub. If not, you can just leave the hub categorized under the major category. If you see a subcategory that works, though, choose it. That will cause another subcategory pull-down menu to appear, so look through that as well. In some cases, there will even be a fourth pull-down menu. No matter how many menus appear, the only one you're obligated to choose is the major category. If you can find relevant subcategories, however, you should. That will help even more people find your hub. Here's a screenshot of the category pull-down menu before any categories have been chosen:

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2c. Pick a starting layout

Next, you'll want to pick a starting layout. If you want to make money with AdSense, I recommend the option indicated with the red border around it below. That will give you a text box at the top, which is appropriate if you want AdSense to appear at the top of the page. This will be explained below under the AdSense section.

You'll see that this layout also has a photo capsule. You don't have to use it (any unused capsule in a layout won't appear in the live version of the page) but there is some advantage to having at least one image in your hub. HubPages lists hubs under categories, on the By Topic page, on your profile page and in other places, and there's an image next to every listing in each location. Those images are pulled from the first image in every hub. If there isn't an image, your profile image will be used. If you don't have a profile image, the image area will be blank next to every hub listing. Since most hubs have images associated with them, your page will be more competitive when people search HubPages if you have a relevant image associated with it. It's just human nature that people like to see what they're going to get before they click, so having an image that illustrates your hub topic can only help. There is one caveat though. You won't want that image to conflict with the AdSense display. Read below under the AdSense section to learn how to position the text and photo boxes for maximum effect. And if you need free image resources, see the Valuable Resources sidebar.

Afterthought: In this hub I violated one of my own rules about images. The image that appears next to listings for this hub is a chopped-up version of the "Valuable Resources" image above the blue sidebar box. Truthfully, it doesn't do much to show people what this hub is about. But I had limited room because of the hub layout, so I opted for my top image to be one that serves readers when they're on the page, as opposed to one that draws them in. So the bottom line is that you should do as I say, not as I do! ;-)

4-16-2010 update: Over time the layout of this hub changed, so I was able to add the orange graphic that I think will entice readers when they see it as an icon in the HubPages navigation.

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When the hub has been categorized and has a few tags, click the "Continue" button to actually create the hub.

2d. Edit your title

Once the new hub editing interface appears, you'll want to make your title compelling for both search engines (Google specifically) and human readers. So you'll want to keep the keywords in for the search engine spiders to see and then write a title around them that humans will also find compelling. For example, on this hub my main keyword is "make money writing." But that isn't the whole story. Because this hub is about making money writing on HubPages specifically, I incorporated that into the title. "Make money writing on HubPages" is also a minor keyword that would provide dribbles of traffic, so it didn't hurt to include it for that reason too. If you're struggling with your title because you're not sure which way your hub content is going to go until you write it, you can always write the title later, right before you publish the hub. You can also change the title any time after publishing, as you can do with any of the text.

2e. Write your hub

Now you'll want to get down to writing your hub. Until you get used to working with hubs, you should write in a text document, as opposed to writing directly in the HubPages editing interface. You can also write in Word or another word processing program, but be sure to paste your copy into a text document before you paste it into your hub. This will keep out the strange formatting that word processing programs usually insert. As you write, incorporate your keywords into your text a two or three times each, as naturally as you can; you don't want to make your text hard to read just to get your keywords in. If you write a long enough hub, it will be easy to get them in multiple times without it seeming strange.

2f. Link to your other Web properties

You might also want to use your hubs to link out to your Web site(s) or blog(s) so people can visit them. Just don't use more than two links to any one domain (URL) other than HubPages. If you do, your hub will be flagged. If it is, just remove any extra links and the flag will be removed. If you don't fix this, however, the hub may have to be reviewed by the HubPages community manager before it can go live.

There are two exceptions, however, to the "two links" rule:

  1. Links that come from an RSS capsule are exempt, so this is a great way to get up to eight links to one or more of your blogs. Just insert an RSS capsule and add your feed address to get these links to appear. Updated 8-24-2011: HubPages now prefers that you only have links to other relevant hubs, so you should implement custom RSS feeds. This hub by Edweirdo will explain how to do that.
  2. You may have as many links you want to your other hubs, within reason, and as long as the topics are related to each other.

There should never be more than 100 outgoing links from any hub. This includes links to Amazon, eBay, RSS feed, videos, blogs, hubs and any other sites.

Also, be sure your HubScore is above 74 at all times, because any links you put in the hub will be "no followed" (ignored by Google) if it isn't. How do you keep your score above 74? Write consistently quality hubs and make some of them at least 1,000 words. It helps to throw in polls, RSS feeds, quizzes, images and videos too. The more diverse your hub content, the higher your score will be.

To learn how to insert text into the HubPages editing interface, visit ultra-Hubber Darkside's extensive HubPages capsules tutorial. HubPages and Darkside also have other HubPages-related tutorials, which are in the resources area in the sidebar. This hub will go on forever if I try to cover everything, so I suggest that you access those other hubs to learn some of the basics.

STEP 3: Insert HubPages Tags

3a. Use your keywords to create tags

As I mentioned above, this step is slightly out of place, because you'll have already been asked to enter some tags when you made the hub. But those will be just to get you started. Once the hub has been created you'll want to add more tags in the gray bar on the far right of the page, as shown in this screenshot:

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You'll definitely want each of your researched keyword phrases to be included. You can also include terms people are searching for currently on HubPages. To do so, see the Topics page. You can then enter any topic tags you see on that page that are relevant.

HubPages also provides Suggested tags, which are based on your content and appear underneath the tags you've already chosen. If any of those seem appropriate, just click to add them. But don't go too crazy adding these; many times the suggested tags aren't relevant.

3b. Add summary text

The Summary Text box is the place that you describe your hub so people who use search engines or browse through HubPages will know what your content is about. Make sure your main keyword is in the description, as well as any others you can fit into one to three sentences. But don't just "keyword stuff"; that won't do you any good. You want your keywords there for the search engines to see but you also want the description to be compelling for human beings to read. It's important to find a balance between the two. If you just don't want to be bothered, there's a check box at the top of the box that when selected will cause the first few lines of your hub to fill this field. That may be fine if you have your keywords within the first sentence and that sentence presents a compelling argument for clicking through to your hub. But if that's not the case, I recommend that you write your own description.

Here's a screenshot of the description I wrote for this hub:

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STEP 4: Monetize Your Hub

4a. How you make money on HubPages

Now we get down to the good part. It's time to configure your hub to make money. There are four official forms of monetization on HubPages:

  • Google AdSense
  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • HubPages ad program

If you create a hub that's considered commercial -- meaning that it has at least one link to a commercial Web site or blog -- AdSense ads will be run by default. So you might as well get your share of the revenue by applying to be an AdSense affiliate!

You can also include links to any affiliate program, which adds another layer of potential revenue. No matter what the program (unless of course it's one of the four above), you get 100 percent of any sales made through that link. See the Vintagerio ad in my Victorian flowers and vintage fruit hub for an example of how I implement affiliate programs. I create graphic ads but you don't have to; you can just use text links instead.

4b. Understanding the four official monetization methods

The four official monetization methods are split with HubPages as such: On a random basis, you get the revenue generated from 60 percent of the visitors who come to your hub. This means that 60 percent of the time that someone is on your hub and clicks on an AdSense or HubPages ad, or buys something from eBay or Amazon, you will get 100 percent of that revenue. Some people think that HubPages gives a 60/40 split of every ad click or sale, but that's not the case. The impressions are split, not the revenue.

So if you have to give up 40 percent of the revenue, why should you use HubPages? There are many reasons:

  • If you have limited experience, HubPages will allow you to implement up to five forms of monetization easily.
  • Hubs are easy to make once you get used to them.
  • You don't have to put out any money for hosting.
  • Hubs automatically get an initial lift in Google because the HubPages domain is so powerful.
  • It's often easier to achieve a high ranking for a hub in Google than it is for a blog or Web page with similar content.
  • You have the potential to generate sales for affiliate programs that will benefit you 100 percent.
  • Additional traffic comes from HubPages itself, which is actually search traffic that is exploring the domain.
  • There is the potential for earning revenue from people who sign up under you or who click on other hubber’s ads if they click through from one of your URL trackers.
  • My experience is that people will click on AdSense ads or buy from Amazon or eBay more readily through a hub than on a similar blog.

To share in revenue on HubPages, you have to be approved for each affiliate program. You can use the following links to apply to each:

Once you're approved for whichever programs you want to implement, these tips will help you get the most money from your hub:


HubPages places AdSense ads at the top of the page by default. You have no control over that but you wouldn't necessarily want to. The next possible position for AdSense ads you do control: if you position your text capsule properly, the ad block will appear at the top right of the page. See the top of the page for an example of this in action. This positioning gives people who come in from search engines the widest choices of ads to click on and therefore is your best chance to garner AdSense revenue.

To make the ads appear in that position, either have just one text capsule for the entire hub or make sure the first text capsule contains enough text so that an AdSense ad block will fit next to it. This generally means you need to have two to four paragraphs in the first text capsule, but you'll have to experiment with your particular text to get it right. If you save your capsule and there isn't a green or gray box next to it like you see below, add more text:

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This is an Example of an Amazon Capsule Using the Keyword "Search Engine Optimization for Dummies"

AdSense can be tricky, so it's best to understand it as much as possible before implementing it. I suggest you read about AdSense Smart Pricing and also spend some time on Grizzly's blog, which is linked at both the bottom of this hub.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT click the AdSense ads on your own hubs or blogs, or incorporate ads or other text that encourages people to click on them. Also, don't ask your friends or family to click on your ads. This is called click fraud and it's stealing -- not just from Google, but also from the advertisers who placed the ads. If you're caught, your AdSense account will be banned for life. To better understand the AdSense rules, please read the AdSense Terms and Conditions.

eBay and Amazon

10-12-09 update: I've discovered the folks at eBay can be unfair, so I'm in the process of removing their capsules from all my hubs. I've included a sample eBay capsule in the right column for your reference though. Even so, I would advise that you use eBay at your own risk.

1-4-10 update: eBay made nice with me after I called them on treating me poorly. To their credit, they acknowledged that they could do much better when it comes to communicating with partners. I'm still not using them, but I have greater respect for them now than I had before receiving their e-mail today.

The eBay and Amazon capsules work similarly, so the strategy is pretty much the same for both. Enter a keyword into the capsule that you think would best describe a product that would fit. (See the sidebar if you need more info about how to use capsules.) For example, in this hub I thought new Hubbers might be confused about search engine optimization, so I entered the keyword "search engine optimization" into an eBay capsule and "search engine optimization for dummies" in an Amazon capsule. The results are the two product displays you see in the right column.

Both capsules automatically fill with products that the respective site's software has chosen as the most appropriate, based on the keyword you entered. You might disagree, however, so you should adjust the keyword until you find a product mix you like. For example, if the products that come up for the keyword "search engine optimization" isn't acceptable, alter the keyword to read "search engines," "search engine marketing" or anything else that will give you a product mix you like. There's also a way to choose individual products, but that's for more advanced users.

The strategy behind choosing products is to get the product mix as close as you can to your content's subject. If possible, you'll also want to choose products that have a certain wow factor. I'll give you an example. I have many vintage art hubs and for a long time I filled eBay and Amazon capsules on those pages with vintage items or books about vintage art. They didn't sell very well. One day it struck me that because I give away free images, people are there because they're interested in clip art. (Yeah, I know. I'm a little slow.) So I started selling electronic vintage clip art and sales picked up quite a bit.

Amazon pays between 4 and 8.5 percent, depending on your monthly sales volume. That means that each month you start again at 4 percent and work your way up. You can see how many products it takes to reach each commission level here.

HubPages Ad Program (Information added 8-24-2011)

To be honest, I don't have a lot of experience with this. I tried it when it was first offered and found my AdSense revenues were gutted and not replaced by the HubPages revenue. So I pulled it off pretty quickly. But that may have been because the program was so new. You can experiment with it yourself and see what kind of results you get. You might also try searching the HubPages forum to see what other Hubbers are experiencing with it. A word of caution about the forums, though, there can sometimes be a lot of negativity there. For whatever reason, there are Hubbers who are antagonistic, so be forewarned. Also, many of them have absolutely no idea what they're talking about when it comes to monetization. As a general rule, it's a good idea to not take advice on how to make money on HubPages from anyone who isn't actually making significant amounts themselves.

Kontera -- no longer available on HubPages (I'm leaving their information intact, in case you want to use Kontera on your blogs and sites.)

Kontera is an interesting money-making option, because it's so unpredictable. In case you've never heard of it, Kontera ads are linked from within the text automatically. I can't point them out in this hub because they move around based on the advertisers at any given time, but if you see double-underlined text, hover over it and an ad pops up, that's Kontera. It can be applied to all hubs by default in the Affiliate Settings area or in each capsule individually by selecting the Kontera checkbox at the top of the page when you’re in edit mode.

What makes Kontera so unpredictable is that unlike AdSense, which gives a relatively stable click price based on a keyword, Kontera click prices jump all over the place. According to Kontera support, this is because the ads are aggregated remainders of other advertising programs. I was told by a Kontera support person that publishers should see it as an adjunct, not as a primary advertising method. That's a good way to look at it, so you won't be disappointed on the days when the click prices are low. For over a month before writing this hub, my Kontera click prices were very low, then in the last week I made between $6 and $20 per day with just the Kontera ads on my hubs.

Update 1-20-10: I averaged 10,000 hits a day to my hubs in December 2009, which resulted in over $600 in Kontera revenue for the month. I've seen a direct correlation between traffic increases and increases in my Kontera income. I can't say that quite as definitively about the other three HubPages monetization forms.

If you use Kontera on your hubs before you have significant traffic, you may have low earnings. A great way to beef them up is to put Kontera on your blogs and sites. That way you can pick up little bits of revenue from each one while you wait for your hub traffic to increase. I actually use Kontera on blogs that I use to drive traffic to my hubs. Those blogs don't have AdSense on them, because I want people to focus on the ads for my hubs. So Kontera gives me an additional way to monetize them that's low maintenance.

Update 11-29-10: I've just posted a Kontera review that offers a lot more information about how Kontera works.

Step 5: Earn Affiliate Income

Although it's related, I didn't incorporate this step into the Monetize Your Hub section because it requires a little concentration. So you may want to hold off on this until you get comfortable with creating hubs. In a nutshell, HubPages give you the opportunity to earn extra revenue by referring authors using trackers.You can earn money in these ways:

  • If someone signs up for a HubPages account using your tracker, you get 10 percent of the impressions for the life of their hubs.
  • If you refer other people's hubs (combine your tracker with their hub URL), you get 9 percent of the impressions if they have been referred to HubPages before by another author or 12 percent if there is no prior referral involved.

I'll send you to DarkSide once again to learn how to take advantage of HubPages referrals and use HubPages trackers to make money.

Step 6: Promote Your Hubs

6a. Why links are important

Traffic (getting visitors to your hubs) is the key to making money writing on HubPages. You could say that traffic is the lifeblood through which money flows and links are the veins and arteries that carry it. Why? Because Google is a bit of a vampire and loves links. They place so much emphasis on how many links you have pointing to your hub because the number of links you have determines how popular your page appears to the Google "bots" that crawl the Internet and make massive, intricate maps of who is linking to whom.

But just having links isn't enough. Links are much more effective if they're relevant. A "relevant" link has your keywords in it or at least some variation of your keywords. If you can get a relevant link from a page with good PageRank, you'll have the best type of link available. (PageRank is a scale established by Google that ranks Web pages from 0-10. It's based on a number of factors. To learn about it, read this detailed PageRank explanation.)

An important note about using keywords in links: While it's critical that most of your links have your keywords in the anchor text, not all of them should. You always want the links that point to your site to look natural. So having random links with text such as "click here," "this site" or your name or site name are necessary too. No one gets perfect anchor text all the time, so it doesn't look natural if every link pointing to your site has keywords.

6b. Using social media sites to get links

So how do you get links? One easy way is to submit your hubs to social networking sites, such as Digg or Reddit. I'm not advocating that you spend a lot of time on these sites because that's not going to make you any money. But if you submit your hubs to them, they will give you links.

If you have photography or other images in your hubs, you might want to try, which allows you to post links to your hubs. Be sure to post or "repin" other people's pages, too, though, so you won't be branded a spammer. You can see how I use the site by visiting my Pinterest page. Feel free to follow me there and I will follow you back. If I don't automatically do that for some reason, send me a message through HubPages with your Pinterest page so I can follow it.

Updated July 19, 2009: I tried to avoid Twitter for a long time but eventually I succumbed. I finally gave in because a Hubber told me he found me on Twitter -- and I hadn't even posted anything to my Twitter account at that point. I had established the account to follow a news story I read online but had never used it. So when he found me, it occurred to me that Twitter might be even more productive if I actually posted to it.

Even after I made that decision, though, I wasn't really sure how to begin. Then I noticed that HubPages displays a message when a hub is published that allows you to "tweet" that hub (post it to Twitter). Twitter has a 140-character limit, so if you click the link in the message, HubPages will provide a shortened URL and post it right into your Twitter account. You can also do this after the fact by clicking the "Share It!" button at the bottom of any hub. The hub title is also included but I like to change the message to something that invites people to click on the link. If you look at my Twitter account, you'll see what I mean.

August 4, 2009 update: I've been using TweetAdder to automate the process of getting Twitter followers and am very pleased with the results. The TweetAdder software allows you to search for followers in your niche, either by searching their profile info or their actual Twitter posts (AKA "tweets"). Once it finds a list of suitable potential followers, you can set the software to "follow" them automatically. Since these people will be interested in your niche, many will follow you back. Over time the software will help you develop a large list of followers. When you post tweets of interest to them, they'll click through, bringing you traffic. TweetAdder will even allow you to schedule tweets in advance and take care of "unfollowing" people you no longer want to follow. If you're serious about using Twitter, it will totally automate the process of getting traffic. After using the free demo, I felt it was worth the investment. (7/4/2015 NOTE: TweetAdder is no longer available)

January 20, 2010 update: I don't recommend pursuing Twitter in a big way until you've built solid links to your hubs. Although Google is paying more attention to it now, I see it as an adjunct, not a primary source of traffic. But Google is now testing a program that allows users to link all their social media accounts and have them appear in search results, so if that has legs then Twitter will have more importance in the future. You'll have to decide for yourself whether you want to invest in the future and pursue Twitter. If you do, then the TweetAdder software I mentioned above will make it much easier to maintain your account without having to spend a lot of time on it.

February 4, 2010: The Google program mentioned in the update above is now live. This makes Twitter and other social media interaction much more viable than ever before. To participate, set up a Google profile and add all your blogs and social media profile pages -- including HubPages!

6c. Using article marketing to get links

March 5, 2013 update: Be very careful mass with article marketing, because it doesn't work like it used to. I have personally shifted toward using social media and getting my work highlighted by other bloggers to get traffic, because it focuses on building an audience. Since the Google Panda and Penguin updates, it's harder to rank in the search engines, So I've found that building a real audience that enjoys my work was a more sustainable way to go. For those who still want to use article marketing, though, I will leave my original advice intact below:

Another way to get links is to use article marketing. It can catapult your efforts to the next level. There are a variety of different programs you can use to automate the process and I've tried some of them. But I settled on I use Article Marketing Robot. I don't use it to blast out hundreds or thousands of articles at a time like some people. I just use it to locate good article directories and blogs to submit my articles. I then use spun articles (they have been coded in HTML to have many different versions, so there's no duplicate content) and send them out to about 10 article directories at a time. I do this over a long period of time so I slowly get links.

Many people create junky, barely readable articles to get links and quite frankly, that has been known to work. But I've found that the higher the article quality and more helpful it is for readers, the better chance it has of quality blogs and directories picking it up and posting it. My policy is that I try to never put out an article marketing article that I would be embarrassed to have someone know I wrote. I know there are probably legions of people who disagree with me but I can't help believe that being proud of your work and creating articles with substance will be beneficial in the end, especially now that Google is cracking down on some categories of easy-to-get links.

6d. How to create a link

If you've never created an HTML link before, here's a template you can copy:

<a href="">your keyword</a>

Simply replace the "" with your hub URL and "your keyword" with the keyword you want to be displayed. Note: The bold is only there to highlight the sections to replace; you won't actually use bold.

And here's the code if you want the link to open in a new browser window:

<a href="" target="_blank">your keyword</a>

You'll usually want to use this second option, so your page will come up separate from the page that link was on.

Here's a real-world example using one of my hubs and the keyword "fitness tips":

<a href="">fitness tips</a>

Here's how the code above looks when linked: fitness tips

6e. How to put a link in a capsule

There are two ways to put a link into a capsule:

1. Open a capsule to put it in editing mode, and then highlight the text you want to link. With the text still highlighted, click the button at the top of the capsule that looks like the link of a chain. (As of this writing, it's the fourth button from the right.) Clicking that button will open a small window that has a space to paste a URL. Paste your URL in place (DO NOT use the full code shown in 5e, just paste the URL itself.) When you're done, click the "Insert" button.

2. Click the "HTML" button on the far left of a capsule when it's in editing mode. Once the new interface opens, paste the HTML code from 5e (replacing the bold areas with your information) where you want it to fall within your copy. If it's too hard to tell where it falls because the HTML code confuses you, just paste it anywhere. When your link code is pasted in place, click the "update to editor" button and select to clean up the HTML code if prompted. This will paste the link into the text. If you don't like the location, you can copy it, delete it and then paste it anywhere else you want in the capsule, without having to go back into HTML mode.

Step 7: Protect Your HubPages Content

In case you're not aware, there are all kinds of people who have no qualms about taking your content and displaying it as their own. From spammers who take bits and pieces of content from a lot of places and mash them together to just get keyword-related content on a page (even if it doesn't make any sense) to people who will take entire pages or sites and copy them, and everything in between.

There are two ways you can combat this:

7a. Place a link at the top of each hub

Place a link to your hub at the very top of the page, preferably from a keyword. (See the link in the first sentence on this page for an example.) This will help when automated bots called scrapers "scrape" your content and paste it into sites without humans reviewing it. The link will remain intact, which will automatically give you another link to your hub. This won't help if a human sees the link, because they'll remove it. But you'd be surprised at how many non-reviewed scraped sites there are out there.

7b. Check the Internet for content stolen from your hubs

It's not only galling to have your copy stolen; it can also harm your ability to get traffic. If a site that is older and has more links than your hub takes your content,they might rank for those keywords instead of you. So you need to make sure your content isn't being displayed anywhere else.

If you only have one or two hubs, you can periodically take a unique sentence from each and do a search for it in Google. That will tell you if anyone has copied that exact passage. But that has to be repeated periodically and won't tell you if other portions of your content were taken, so you're better off using a service that can monitor the Web for you. You can also use Copyscape to scan the Web for duplicates.

8-24-2011 update: HubPages now automatically implements the rel=author tag on all hubs, which indicates who the original author of the page is to the search engines. This helps a lot when hubs have been copied by someone else, because as long as your copy was genuinely written first, Google and the other engines will recognize that. This has become a real selling point for creating hubs, because the tag isn't that easy to implement on regular sites and blogs. That may change over time, but it's the case at the time of this writing. so to have it automatically placed on every hub is a real time-saver.


The suggestions on this page should keep you busy for a while. :-)

Best of luck with your efforts to make money writing on HubPages!

Here are my hub traffic stats:

  • I had 1 million hits between December 7, 2007 and August 18, 2009
  • I reached the 2 million hits milestone on February 3, 2010
  • I reached the 3 million hits milestone on July 30, 2010
  • I reached the 4 million hits milestone on December 4, 2010
  • I reached the 5 million hits milestone on March 28, 2011
  • I reached the 6 million hits milestone on September 27, 2011
  • I reached the 7 million hits milestone on January 3, 2012
  • I reached the 8 million hits milestone on September 25, 2012
  • I reached the 9 million hits milestone on July 12, 2014 (It took a long time to get 1 million hits this time, thanks to various search engine updates that slashed traffic to my hubs.)

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© 2009 Carla Chadwick


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  • AshleyVictoria profile image

    AshleyVictoria 8 years ago from Los Angeles

    Bookmarked. Thanks for the advice!!

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, AshleyVictoria. I hope you find the info useful. :-)

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    eovery 8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Keep on Hubbing!

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    You're welcome, eovery. :-)

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    Sandra James 8 years ago from Chennai

    This is the best one that I have read and you definitely have a good play with the words.

    This has definitely given me insight into how to write good hubs and make some money.

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    Dink96 8 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

    Can I make money writing about dead blues/jazz greats? LOL!! Interesting hub. Love your stuff.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, Sandra and Dink96!

    Dink96, if your keyword research says there's money in dead blues/jazz greats, then there is. There may be money even in live ones. ;-)

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    lindagoffigan 8 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

    Read 2/3rd will come back later. Good information and I have met Grizzly as well. I felt that I was competing with the Google Spiders so I had to take a breather and get back to my 100 hubs in 30 days challenge. You're listed under topics so I know where to find the article. I do remember reading about every article needing an image. I was told for optimization of Google Ads to never put the image at the top though people do like to look at what they are reading about before they read the article. PaulDeeds said that more Google Ads are being used so I will keep the top of the article clear for the additional ads. I'll be back later to complete reading.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi, Linda. Thanks for your comment. I agree about not putting the image at the top, unless you're trying to sell Amazon or eBay products or get people to click an affiliate link. You might not have read the part I wrote yet that explains the two different approaches I personally use.

    I hope you find this content useful!

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    flit 8 years ago from Ontario

    great information, thanks

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    You're welcome, flit. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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    Victoria Virgo 8 years ago from London, UK

    Wow - that certainly was a long hub. it is 1am in London and I thought that I would look at just one more hubpage before I signed off for the night!!!!!

    Glad I read this to the end though. Very helpful info that I will be able to use as I continue to learn how to create money making hubs and niche websites.

    Many thanks and goodnight.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    You think it was long to read! Writing it was pretty intense. I'm delighted I finally finished it. :-)

    Thanks so much for your kind words, Tiptopcat, and I hope this info helps you make lots of money.

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    jayb23 8 years ago from India

    Excellent hub and v informative. Bookmarked

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, jayb23! :-)

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    Mr Awesome 8 years ago

    Great hub. I figured you were a dudette from how you explained the 3D stickers. Now I know how to put a picture next to the text. Much easier than I thought. I'll have to see how you did that blue box resource section.

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    anthonyronnie 8 years ago from

    i will definitely take not one this, it is very informative

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Mr. Awesome: Thanks for the compliment. Yeah, guys definitely aren't into the 3d stickers like us girls. :-)

    Making a blue text box is easy. Just use a regular text box and select the blue background option, indicated by a small blue box at the top of the capsule. There's also a gray option.

    anthonyronnie: Thanks for your comment!

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    efa_09 8 years ago from United Kingdom

    I'm impressed! A must read for a beginner like me.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks for your kind words, efa_09. Good luck on HubPages!

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    Nancy Hinchliff 8 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

    Thanks for all the good information. I've been working on utilizing the right keywords and tags. Your hub makes it easier to understand, with a good rationale as to why it's important.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    You're welcome, alekhouse, and thank you for the compliments. I'm glad you find the info useful.

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    cym 8 years ago from Europe

    Wow, you take a lot of time to answer to each comment posted on your hub. That is really very nice!

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi, cym. I really appreciate when people take the time to comment on something I wrote, so I like to acknowledge each one.

    So thanks for your comment! :-)

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    BristolBoy 8 years ago from Bristol

    This is a very useful page, which I will come back to later. Have bookmarked it. Thanks.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, BristolBoy. I'm glad you found the info useful.

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    fayans 8 years ago from hubsphere

    I say this is the best hub I've ever read on the subject of how to make money writing on hubpages (I'll give you another keyword plug...;).

    What else can I say? You have said it all. I have a hard time trying to nitpick any missing puzzle but you're too perfect and too detailed.


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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi, Yan. Thanks both for your kind words and for mentioning the keyword make money writing on HubPages again.

    Anyone reading these comments: Yan brought up a good point. By including my keyword in his comment, he has effectively added it one more time to this page. That's a nice gift you can give someone. Or if you're struggling to get your keyword into your hub, try answering a comment with your keyword in it, as I have here. Please don't do it if it can't be fit in naturally though. You don't want to look like you're spamming your own comment field!

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    fayans 8 years ago from hubsphere

    You're most welcome, WordPlay. Look forward to more *awesome* hubs from you.


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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks again, Yan! ::blush::

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    Rudra 8 years ago

    good stuff to read and learn.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, Rudra!

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    prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

    nice information, thanks for share.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    You're welcome, prasetio30. I hope the info helps you.

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    hsofyan 8 years ago from Indonesia

    Thank you WordPlay. Thanks for sharing. Useful info for me.

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    guidebaba 8 years ago from India

    Great Job.

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    \Brenda Scully 8 years ago

    very useful information. Something I will come back to again and again, in my learning process...

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    Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

    Great information. I really needed some advice on the use of tags and you've explained that well. Thanks.

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    MSmithHub 8 years ago

    Very detailed explanation. Great information.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks to everyone who left comments overnight. I appreciate your kind words!

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    deepakreddyy 8 years ago

    hey its really superb!.. i think u hav spent lot of time on researching about this?..

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, deepakreddyy. Actually, I've spent more time doing than researching. That's the best way to learn.

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    Singular Investor 8 years ago from Oxford

    Excellent advice but what I would really like to know is how much people make on Hubpages from Adsense ? Any ideas?

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    That's dependent on the niche and the number of hubs. But maybe this post by Court Tuttle will give you an idea:

    But as they say in car ads, though, your mileage may vary.

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    Elisabeth Sowerbutts 8 years ago from New Zealand

    Do I qualify for FOG status to? Where do I get the badge? I think that a lot of new people on hubpages at the moment seem confused - they want more fans, a better author score, a pretty medal - they would be better served by reading this hub and learning kw research!

    Great hub!

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Yes, Lissie, I'll definitely list you as a fog! LOL You're probably one of the original FoGs.

    Thanks for your kind words. :-)

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    Wallpaper Queen 8 years ago from Malaysia

    woah, tons of information, thanks buddy! I never know so many stuff involved in making money writing.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    You're welcome, Wallpaper Queen.

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    Qui Films 8 years ago from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

    Awesome Information! You Rock!

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    Casperkisses 8 years ago from Ferndale Michigan

    Thank you this really helps.

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    earnestshub 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

    Nice hub with plenty of good information on how to make money with hubpages, thank you

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    HealthCare Basics 8 years ago from San Diego, California

    I have also bookmarked your hub. I am new to Hubpages and still trying to learn how to increase traffic and possibly earn revenue in the future.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks to all of you who commented recently! It makes me happy to know this info has helped you.

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    Uriah Fable 8 years ago from Rhode Island, USA

    Being new to HubPages I've done alot of reading and hub-hopping,(trying to learn my way around a bit) I think your 'How to Make Money Writing on HubPages' is the best explanation for a newcomer I've come across yet! The Valuable Resources are truly inspirational!!! Many thanks for the work you've done here

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    Marisa Wright 8 years ago from Sydney

    Gee, you could have saved me a lot of time if you'd written this Hub two years ago (when I started)! Excellent Hub, summarising all the things I've learned about making money with HubPages since then. Thanks!

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks so much to all of you! I'm overwhelmed with the response to this hub. I wanted to help people cut down the HubPages learning curve and if I've done that, I'm truly glad.

    And thanks again to those who use keywords in their comments. :-)

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    badcompany99 8 years ago

    A hub of pure genius and the first hub I have bookmarked, this is going to help me revamp my older hubs to become earners. Smart lil thing, aren't ya ; )

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    D Cortez 8 years ago from California

    Excellent hub, Wordplay and extremely informative and helpful. I read it twice already, but I'm going to reread and study it further. Thanks for such a great hub.

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    nms 8 years ago from Cochin

    Well explained and easy to understand...good one...

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, badcompany99, D Cortez and nms.

    I think you're going to be pleasantly surprised by what will happen when you optimize your old hubs, badcompany99. It's like finding buried treasure.

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    George Poe 8 years ago from United Kingdom

    New to hub pages so thanks for the advice. Just a question on the article marketing campaign - are you suggesting to link back to your hub from within the articles or from the author box?

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi, Neil. It depends on where you're doing the article marketing. If you use a service that posts to article directories, you'll have to use the author box because they require it. If you use a service that posts to blogs and Web sites, you should link from within the article text. It's generally preferable to have in-text links rather than author box links, because in-text links look more natural to search engines. You can still get a lot of value from author box links though. I'm not saying they shouldn't be used; only that IMHO in-text links are preferable.

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    charanjeet kaur 8 years ago from Delhi

    Wow jus wow, splendid i really wanted some one to tell me in detail about the keyword tool and oh boy have you done a gr8 job. Love the detail and indepth view towards the subject. Consider another new fan in your huge fan base right away.

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    Lgali 8 years ago

    Well explained and easy to understand excellent hub

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks so much for the kind words, charanjeet and Lgali. :-)

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    Army Infantry Mom 8 years ago

    This has really been helpful, I too am just begining so this was right on time for me,...LOL

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, Army Infantry Mom. I'm glad you find the info helpful. Good luck on HubPages!

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    custodio 8 years ago from Portugal

    Wow! You put a lot of effort into this hub. Good luck!

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, custodio. Yes I did put a lot of effort into this one. In fact, I'm still a little amazed that I finished it.

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    icewave5 8 years ago from Australia

    nice hub, i can see the hard work.

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    Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

    Thank you so much, I am a beginner and bookmarked your hub, but learned so much!

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, icewave5 and Ladybird33. :-)

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    employeralliance 8 years ago from Florida

    Great Hub, full of awesome tips and advice. I put up a similar hub on Making money with Twitter, but haven't had this much attention yet, lol.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, employeralliance. I'm going to check out your Twitter hub. I've been resisting Twitter but I've finally decided I need to get on the bandwagon.

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    wordscribe41 8 years ago

    Very helpful hub. I made a few tweaks on my hubs as a result. I appreciate the recommendation of a summary capsule, it makes a lot of sense and something I have not been doing. Excellent information that I've bookmarked. Thank you.

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    ttagpine 8 years ago

    Thanks WordPlay. You've given me the courage to write about "My wife's possessed car". It's my first hub &amp; may not make any money, but you have my heading in the right direction.

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    MOBMANI 8 years ago

    This is the best one that I have read. thanks for it. hope you will write more on it.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, wordscribe41, ttagpine and MOBMANI. I'm glad you found the info helpful.

    To ttagpine: I read your first hub and it was great. I encourage you to write some more! Once you get used to the writing process, incorporate some keywords and do some promotion as I've described. If you keep doing that, over time your hubs will make money.

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    Adrienne F Manson 8 years ago from Atlanta

    Whoooa!! This is one serious hub, very easy to follow, and easy to understand. This is one of the best hubs I have read regarding making money writing. Thank you for all your hard work you put into writing this hub.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, adrienne2, both for your kind words and for putting my keywords into your comment! :-)

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    Adrienne F Manson 8 years ago from Atlanta

    LOL you are welcome!

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    Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

    Hi Wordplay, I've boomarked this hub as I want to really understand more on how to make more money by writing on hubpages. :-) There are things I already know and other things I am happy to know. I will read this hub over and over again untiI get it right. Thanks for writing this hub.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, ripplemaker. I appreciate the comment and the keywords. :-)

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    Cdejarnatt 8 years ago from NE Florida

    Excellent hub! I also follow Griz's directions and find it confusing at times but I think you must have figured it all out.

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    MadCowWritings 8 years ago from South of Eureka

    Now I know how to make some money through hubpages. Thank you moooolah much for the brilliant tips!

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi Cdejarnatt: Griz is completely brilliant at what he does, which results in him sometime delivering so much info at once that it blows a few circuits. The key is to keep chipping away at it. Any bits of his advice that you can implement will move you forward. Don't worry if you can't do all of it at once. Truthfully, if you can master keyword research and linking, you'll have most of what you need. The rest is great but not as important as those first two things (in my humble opinion, anyway).

    Hi MadCowWritings: Thanks for your comment. I wish you great success making money with hubs!

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    Jenn Flynn-Shon 8 years ago from Phoenix

    So very helpful, bookmarking this one thanks WordPlay!

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks for leaving a comment, jennshon4! I'm glad you found the info helpful.

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    My Inner Jew 8 years ago

    wow this is great! All the information i have been wanting and I could understand it!!!!! yay! Thanks

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    Mike Lickteig 8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

    I am new to blogs, hubs, tweets and all the rest, but I wish to integrate myself into cyberspace communities and, if I'm lucky, make a dollar or two. I have bookmarked your page and will refer to it frequently as I learn and grow. Thanks for sharing!

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, Jason and Mike. Thanks to you, too, My Inner Jew. You get the prize for the day's best user name. ;-)

    Best of luck to all of you on HubPages. I hope you make a lot of money with your hubs.

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    CelinaMac 8 years ago from Philippines

    I loved the way you explained it! Thanks.

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    Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

    Thank you WordPlay, I am such a computer idiot. I bookmarked your hub to refer to it time and time again. I also think that I should print it out to carry around with me. Honestly most of the things you wrote about sounded like a foreign language, that's why I need to read it time and time again. All this talk about links and things makes my head swim, that's why I will have to read it over and over again. I've only written two hubs, so that process is new, but now trying to get use to making money with them is even more novel.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, CelinaMac. There's no higher praise for a writer!

    Don't worry, fastfreta. I had a similar reaction when I started. Just be patient with yourself, take baby steps and don't be put off by feeling confused. Just push through it and it will all become second nature after a while. Best of luck! :-) 

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    Dr.Kulsum Mehmood 8 years ago from Nagpur, India

    Very detailed and informative hub WordPlay. Thanks.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, Kulsum! :-)

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    RACHITHA CABRAL 8 years ago from Mangalore

    I think this must be one of the most useful articles i've ever come across. Most of the other articles i came across were so vague, monotonous and uninteresting compared to this. Thank You.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    You're welcome, rachitha. I really appreciate your kind words. :-)

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    Ms._Info 8 years ago from New Jersey

    Great hub. Thanks for the tips on using capsules such as the news capsule. Lots of detailed information in one place, and lots of graphics as well made it easy to follow along.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    You're welcome, Ms._Info. I'm so glad you found the info helpful and easy to follow. :-)

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    Robert Bridge 8 years ago from London

    Excellent Hub thanks for all these great tips, again thank you kindly.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    You're welcome, Barb and robbwindow. :-)

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    annvans 8 years ago

    Great hub, thanks for sharing this information.

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    Millifan 8 years ago from UK

    Great information, so much I need to do, thank you, I've bookmarked this for future reference.

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    toutat 8 years ago

    To bookmarked. you are good

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    Michael J Green 8 years ago

    Thanks for your tips. Great job!

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks so much, annvans, Millifan, toutat and Michael. You're all too kind! I hope you guys make lots of money on HubPages.

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    westernangel 8 years ago from Canada

    Thank you so much for the very informative and helpful hub. I'm a new Hubber and I appreciate all the advice and tips.

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    projectbuilder 8 years ago

    Thanks for the solid information, I really learned a lot that I didn't know. Just an all around excellent hub!

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    tmojnks 8 years ago

    lots of info thanks im new!

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks for your kind words, westernangel, projectbuilder and tmojnks!

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    Indika 8 years ago

    The best make money writing hub page that i read...!. Thank you very much for the valuable information. Bookmarked for future reference.

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    payalnik 8 years ago

    Nice topic

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    Telemann 8 years ago from Boston

    just joined and a bit lost but that has helped me with most of the basic stuff thanks

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    MakinBacon 8 years ago

    Like you say, with all other things being prepared right, it's all in the backlinks and properly worded anchor text.

    Even after blogging for a living online for years, I still find myself getting that temptation to write content, while not spending enough time on what's important: building backlinks.

    Great hub!

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    John M. Wesley 8 years ago



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    multimastery 8 years ago

    Wow! This is one Fantabulous hub! I read it all and it was well worth it. We autually think a lot alike - and you'll find that out if you ever read any of my hubs. And I surely agree, the use of good solid keywords in a hub can definitely boost earnings. I like the Google adwords keyword tool and I use a few as well in combination that. Somehow I always forget to click that 'exact match' so Thanks for reminding me. Oh yeah speaking of exact match, when you searching at a search engine it's good to put quotes around the keyword, otherwise it will just give you a broad match which is not really you true competition.Thanks again for this long informative hub and I'll definitely be back again.

    By the way here's a hub that I wrote for our fellow hubbers as well concerning traffic building, seems like it goes well with your hub:)

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks to all of you who commented recently!

    MakingBacon: I know what you mean about wanting to develop content instead of working on backlinks. Since I make most of my money on HubPages, I have to make time to do both. If I were just using blogs, I wouldn't have to create as much content. But I find the income diversification that comes from having multiple hubs is too hard to resist! Some yield more AdSense revenue, some more Amazon or eBay sales or Kontera clicks. So it's hard to resist creating as many as I can.

    multimastery: You're right; that hub is a good adjunct to this one. I recommend that people read it. And using quotes around a search term is a good idea. It saves time.

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    hampak 8 years ago from worldwide

    very informative thanks

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    You're welcome, hampak!

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    KStyle 8 years ago

    WOW! Thankyou, being a newbie I'm glad you put it in layman's terms for all of us to have a better understanding of how things work.

    link exchanges and Kontera are my next " adventures" punn intended!

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi KStyle. I'm glad you found this info helpful. :-)

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    Janies World 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York

    thanks for the tips! i'm new here and was looking for some simple to understand tips;o) you got yourself a new fan!

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    Don Simkovich 8 years ago from Pasadena, CA

    I couldn't sleep and I got up to read Grizzly's blog and came across this when I first signed into Hubpages. I do appreciate his information and i can see you've learned from him due to the length of the Hub. Well written information. I'll come back to read it. I've not used Kontera at all. Can Kontera and Adsense be used on the same Hub?

    I also wasn;t aware you could use affiliate programs with your Hubs.

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    marlenebr 8 years ago from Florida

    I have devoured this article, being a newbie it is helping tremendously. It should be rated a 125 at least, AAAA++++ and as a retired teacher I didn't give out too many of those.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, JaniesWorld!

    Don: You can definitely use Kontera and AdSense together and I recommend that you do as soon as you get a decent amount of traffic to your hubs. As far as affiliate programs go, as long as you have a URL that has your affiliate code in it, you can use it on HubPages. I use a graphic ad because my affiliate program is for a vintage art site subscription and potential customers for that site respond to images. But you can also incorporate affiliate URLs into your copy.

    marlenebr: You made my morning. I got an AAAA++++ from the teacher! Thanks for your kind words. I'm always happy to read that people find this info helpful. :-)

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    Nancy's Niche 8 years ago

    Excellent, excellent resource!! The best I have read so far on making money with hubpages...Well written!

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, Nancy! :-)

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    seamist 8 years ago from Northern Minnesota

    This is one of the best hubs I've read on making money writing hubs! Excellent article! Thank you.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, seamist! I hope it helps you make money. :-)

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    lesterd2009 8 years ago from Beaches Of Florida

    Wow im new to hubpages and I must say I learned alot thank you very much Im your fan

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, lesterd2009. I hope you experience great success on HubPages.

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    Kmadhav 8 years ago from New delhi

    I bookmarked this hub .............simply interesting and useful info...........

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, Kmadhav. I'm glad you found the info useful.

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    Watch Tower 8 years ago from New Zealand

    thanks so much for showing me ( and all the others) how to do things, I am on a super low income, and so any exrta income I can get, would be of a huge benefit, So thank you for helping a person in need.

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    You're welcome, Watch Tower. I wish you the best of luck making money on HubPages!

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    DisneyFan09 8 years ago

    I was just reading Court's 100 hubs in 30 day challenge and stumbled across your comment which led me here. Just wanted to say thanks for the time and effort that went into compiling this. i have taken notes and will be referring to them as I attempt to complete my own 30 day challenge!

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks for the kind words, DisneyFan09! I hope you make a lot of money with your hubs. :-)

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    Laura Spector 8 years ago from Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Thanks so much for this info. I'm still figuring it all out and will for sure be bookmarking this page!

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    Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    You're welcome, Laura. :-)

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    hsofyan 8 years ago from Indonesia

    Thanks for sharing...

    To guide me..hahaha!

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    nms 8 years ago from Cochin

    book marked

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    Anamika S 8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Great Hub! I just forwarded this hub to a newly joined referral.

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    pinkhawk 7 years ago

    Thank you very much..this is really a great help for a beginner like me... :)

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    ttagpine 7 years ago

    I can now say I Make Money Writing on HubPages. OK, it's only 4 cents so far, but that's a beginning.

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    Gin Delloway 7 years ago

    great hub! and information is very useful!! thanks!

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    Mixed Media 7 years ago from Southfield, Mi

    I am new to HubPgaes and your article has lots of useful information. I have one hub up and all I have is Google AdSense on it but I have not made one penny! Am I doing something wrong?

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Mixed Media: Have you done keyword analysis for the hub and gotten links to it based on those keywords? If not, that's the problem. If you've done the keyword analysis/linking and you're still not making any money, it could be that you just have to wait longer. (It takes a while for the links to "register" with Google, Yahoo and the other engines.) It also could be that you've chosen keywords that require *many* links and you could have a long haul ahead of you. I would advise going through my hub again and making sure you've done everything I've mentioned.

    Addendum: I just went to your hub and found the reason you're not making any money. You chose one of the most competitive keywords out there, so you're competing with people who have more experience and a *lot* more links. My advice would be to do some new hubs based on less competitive keywords.

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    Mixed Media 7 years ago from Southfield, Mi

    No, I have not done keyword analysis for the hub or links to it. Thank you for your help.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Mixed Media: Try to find a less competitive keyword to use for your existing hub. If you can't, I would suggest moving on from it and investing your time doing keyword analysis and then creating more hubs. Also, you might want to invest in The Keyword Academy. They can help you if you're serious about making money writing.

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    LRobbins 7 years ago from Germany

    Great hub! Thanks for all the great info, now I've got to get to work. I've bookmarked this hub.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    LRobbins @ You bring up a good point: it is a lot of work! But you'll find it's worth it when the money comes in month after month. :-)

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    hubpageswriter 7 years ago

    Awesome hub..

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    twill4jc 7 years ago

    Thank alot!

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    Bibowen 7 years ago

    Great information and well-explained

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    bahman_vip 7 years ago from earth

    nice info.thanks

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    Gary Eby 7 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

    Met you on Twitter. Pretty cool hub. Hope you will read a few of mine. Best wishes for your success. Feel free to stay in touch. I am qlcoach on Twitter.

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    TonieTate 7 years ago from Metro-Atlanta

    Hi. I am new to hub pages so I appreciate all the help that I can get especially about how to make money on a hub. I am going to bookmark this page for further reference. thanks,

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    Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Great hub on how to make money with no money.

    Wordplay, this is extraordinary! It must've taken a ton of hours, not to mention a lot of hard work. Bravo!

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    Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

    How to make Money Writing on Hubpages is a goal most of us have. I have been writing hubs and keeping my overall score in the 90's but it looks like a long time off before I receive my first adsense check. I always put my image at the apparent "no-no." Intend to study this hub and learn from your freely offered advice. Thank you so much!

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    kmackey32 7 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

    This is some great advice. Thanks alot. :)

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    fayans 7 years ago from hubsphere

    I just thought I should give you a friendly heads up that I make a reference to your *awesome* hub in one of my post - for the benefits of those who need it most.


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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks so much for the mention! I like your article. I think it will really help people. :-)

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    laswi 7 years ago from Sri Lanka

    This is the greatest hub I have ever seen on hub pages. You have shared your experience in "Making Money Writing" with all of us. Your writing is neet and clear. I got lot of information and I bookmarked this hub. Thanks Wordplay.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, laswi. I appreciate your kind words and that you used my keywords. :-)

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    harren maben 7 years ago

    this is a nice article, totally and fully explaination of everything. thank you very very much.

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    online money 7 years ago

    excellent and nice tips laswi

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    cherrymeekins 7 years ago

    Im a newbie to hubpages so this is definitely very very infromational and helpful..Thank you!

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    outdoorguy38 7 years ago from Brookings,Oregon

    This is amazing...the comments for the article "how to make money writing on hubpages" are longer than the article itself, how often do you see that? Great advice for the beginner and the experienced alike, I just wish I could go back and optemize my guess I could make them longer for a better score though. After reading this article I am seriously thinking about adding Kontera and Ebay, but I heard that hp is no longer going to have ebay as an affiliate, have you heard anything about this? Thanks for the terrific work and keep it up.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks for your comment, outdoorguy. No, I hadn't heard that HubPages was going to get rid of eBay. But when I read your comment I checked the forums and found this post by Paul Deeds: Apparently there was some talk of removing eBay but that has been resolved.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks for your comment, outdoorguy38!

    There was a temporary problem with eBay but that has now been resolved, according to a forum post by Paul Deeds:

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    outdoorguy38 7 years ago from Brookings,Oregon

    Thankyou for looking into that Wordplay, looks like I better hurry to see if I can get approved. Keep up the great work.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    You're welcome. I find eBay is a nice money-maker during the holidays, so I would definitely advise getting approved quickly.

    Good luck! :-)

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    caulfli 7 years ago

    this is a keeper

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    jonty 7 years ago

    this is really a wonderful hub....

    very informative .... very nicely explained ....

    keep the good work up .... god bless you .....

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    ajparker 7 years ago from North Carolina

    Very good - Grizzly has FANTASTIC advice! Very good writeup on applying these ideas to Hubpages.


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    HHanson 7 years ago from Spokane, WA

    Great hub and very informative. Im wanting to start making money off of this so thanks for the info!

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    Paul Marshall 7 years ago from Australia

    WOW ! I have learn so much. I've been wodering what I've been doing wrong & you have answered most of my questions. Even more amazing, I learn even more reading the comments down here at the bottom. I've also decided that the twitter adder has just got to be a great idea, because after keyword research, traffic is the key.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks for your comment, Paul.

    I like Tweet Adder because it allows targeting of certain keywords. The key for me has been to do one keyword group at a time and send a benefit-oriented direct message once someone follows me. By benefit-oriented, I mean I point out that I give away free clip art and scrapbook images and invite the recipient to help themselves. That method has produced the most traffic for me.

    Also, don't be surprised if it takes a little while to build traffic with Tweet Adder. You shouldn't add too many followers a day (Twitter allows 1,000 but I keep it under 300) and not everyone you add will follow you back. But if you're patient with it, Tweet Adder will give you targeted traffic, which is the key.

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    Acquilles 7 years ago from Lucknow

    The info was more than useful!!

    Actually its excellent writing skills you got and I must compliment you for that too..


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    Win2Win 7 years ago from Wales

    Well written and informative. I've been doing this kind of thing for years but handn't come across TweetAdder before, so something else to make life easier. Ta.

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    James Wikman 7 years ago from California

    Wow! A Hubscore of 92 for that! That's a 100 point hub if I ever saw one. Good Work!

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    kotoh 7 years ago from Chicago

    Bookmarked and this is really really awesome hub! Keep up the good work.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, Acquilles, Win2Win, James and kotoh. :-)

    James, this hub was scored at 100 when it first launched but it has bounced around and gone as low as 85 since then. That's why you can't pay attention too much to HubScores. As long as you meet the mandatory score of 74 to have your links followed, that's really all that matters!

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    Tesa Adams 7 years ago from Austin, Texas

    I had read this several months ago when I was starting out and found it very informative for a beginner such as myself. I just referred back to it via Griz, printed it out, and reread it again. Learned something again that I had not been doing. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing what you know.

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    David 7 years ago

    How do you put links to your other Web properties? Maybe it's a dumb question but I don't know how to put a link to another website. Exemple: a world is underlined and when you click on it, it is linked to another website.

    Thank you very much for helping me

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    belief713 7 years ago from NJ

    wow, you put a lot of work into this, great job! I was going to do something like this a while back, and kinda started... but never finished. Another great hub worth bookmarking. I can imagine how long this took as I know some of my longer hubs took me a little while to do! I actually found one of your hubs a while back (might have even been this one) and I swore it was Court in disguise because of the "if you've found this info useful...please link back with k/w..." box or blurb, but then I looked at the hubs and figured he couldn't possibly write that much about scrapbooking! :-)

    I don't know if anyone else pointed it out because I didn't read through all the comments, but your RSS feed at the end to your other hubs isn't working... I did a hub a while back on using HubPages RSS feeds that might help you out.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    And thank you, Tesa, for your kind words. It makes me happy to know that this info helped you. :-)

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    David, linking used to drive me nuts, too, so I've included instructions above for making links that open on the same page and in a new window. See section 5e. "How to create a link."

    Thanks, Belief713, for comparing me to Court and for catching the RSS feed. You can tell Court and I apart because he makes a lot more money than I do (at least for now), and as far as I know, he isn't into scrapbooking. ;-) As for the RSS feed, I actually mentioned that in this hub. Sometimes the HubPages RSS feeds work and sometimes they don't, so I left the capsule there in case it decides to resurrect itself at some point.

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    belief713 7 years ago from NJ

    LOL, I know what you mean about Court making a lot more, but at least you're giving it a shot! Well, I just gave you a link from one of my hubs :-)

    Yes, I noticed that about the RSS feed in the Hub that's why I pointed out that it's not still working. But it's been about, what... 3 months since you published this? It should be working... the only time I've noticed they don't work is when I've done the link wrong so you might be doing the link wrong. It took me a little tweaking and experimenting to figure them out...but you can do a lot with them once you do!

    Happy hubbing ;-)

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi again, Belief713. Thanks so much for the link! It's much appreciated.

    I use the exact same RSS link for every hub; I keep it in a text file to ensure it never changes. On some hubs it works when I preview it in edit mode but then craps out when the hub is either saved or published. On others it works perfectly from minute one and stays that way.

    I wrote to support about this a long time ago and they said they didn't know why that was happening. I never followed up but I should because it's a great way to get internal links.

    Oh well, at least it's working on a bunch of my hubs. That's the advantage of being prolific. :-)

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    belief713 7 years ago from NJ

    Try this one if you want it to show your HOT hubs tagged with HUBPAGES:

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks again, belief713.

    I just tried the address you gave me and it produced an error. Ironically, when I clicked out without saving and the capsule reverted back to the old RSS address, I saw the feed just fine in edit mode. But as you can see, when I published it -- poof, gone. Annoying!

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    I forgot to add this, belief713: I appreciate your taking the time to dig up an alternate RSS address. It's certainly not your fault it didn't work! :-)

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    PpcJen 7 years ago

    Hey there Word Play - Thanks for the awesome information! I am going to refer back to this hub again and again, I'm sure!

    Thank you!

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    Ashley Joy 7 years ago

    This is a very thorough and indepth look into making a hubpage and hopefully making some money. Very nicely done.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, PpcJen and Ashley Joy! I appreciate your comments.

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    creativeMind 7 years ago from Cochin

    excellent information..

    took some time to read it

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    deerinheadlights 7 years ago from deep in the heart of Texas

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm new to hub pages. I love to write but am definitely not "optimizing" as you described it. I've been checking my scores and they are low, so I keep saying how will I ever get traffic being so new...I'm going to try your tips and do some editing. I feel like I have a lot of hubs inside me and I can't wait to start writing. Thanks again for this valuable info.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, creativeMind and deerinheadlights.

    creativeMind, I'll bet this did take a long time to read. It certainly took a long time to write!

    deerinheadlights, I'm glad you found out about optimization early in the game. You won't have to tweak a lot of existing hubs, which is what I had to do. Best of luck.

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    Scott.Life 7 years ago

    Thanks so much for all your great advice I will put it to effect have another fan.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, Scott. :-)

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    funwithtrains 7 years ago from USA

    Just discovered this hub and think it is really great!

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, funwithtrains. I hope you find the info useful.

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    Emma 7 years ago from Boston

    Just followed Grizzly's link to see what you're up to here. Great hub! I think anyone who is new to Hubpages would get a lot out of this if they followed it as you've written. Also, your lay-out is great. Very readable.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks so much, embitca. Nice to meet another friend of Griz.

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    Griz 7 years ago

    Geez - too bad - such a great post and hardly any comments!


    Carla - got your last comment(unpublished)and will email you as soon as I have a minute. Been out all day but wanted you to know I got it.

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    USAPoolToy 7 years ago from Florida

    Great Hub with good info...


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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks for the heads-up, Griz.

    And thanks to you, too, USAPoolToy, for your kind words.

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    Acquilles 7 years ago from Lucknow

    I took a visit again 2 chek the linking back section..

    bookmarked your hub..

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, Acquilles. :-)

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    guitarra bueno 7 years ago from Spain

    Excellent info. Thanks

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks for stopping by, guitarra bueno.

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    luis 7 years ago

    Not only beginners must read this, but everyone.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks so much, Luis.

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    prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

    Thanks for share. it give me spirit to write more great content on hubpages. I like hub[ages very much.

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    Louidam1 7 years ago

    Wow what a great hub with full of information! Great job!

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    salee 7 years ago

    i want to make money online. i will try it.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    @prasetio30 and Louidam1: I'm glad you found this hub helpful. I appreciate your kind words.

    @salee: Good luck on HubPages!

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    wordbluesunlimited 7 years ago

    If this is as effective as its informative what more do we need? It had to be bookmarked. I´ll be on the page again and again. Thanks for sharing.

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    Helen Cater 7 years ago from UK

    Great hub thanks from a noob.

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    lelanew55 7 years ago

    The best hub I have read so far on how to make money on hubpages. I am new and I was having a hard time on how to drive traffic to my hubs. You have made it much clearer. It is a lot of info though. I am half way through it. I am going to implement some of your suggestions so far and then I will read some more. Thanks a bunch. I am definitely bookmarking this.

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    Geronimo 7 years ago

    Very informative article, I plan to start writing here at HubPages. Making money I guess is easier said than done and I know it takes a lot of work. I'll be playing around, it takes time to get used to a new place; hope I could find a manual in using HubPages the easy way (lol). Again thanks!

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    ciidoctor 7 years ago

    thank you very very much

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    @wordbluesunlimited: You're welcome. You bring up a good point when you ask "what more do we need?" (although I know you meant it as a compliment). There are all kinds of subtleties that people will discover as they travel along the HubPages trail. I invite people to share them in these comments so everyone can learn from them.

    @Helen: You're welcome, although I hate to see people refer to themselves as "noobs." Just my own personal bugaboo, but I find that term so unkind. Some high mucky-muck Internet marketers starting calling people that derisively and now it's become universal. I prefer to think of you and others who are just learning as people brave enough to try something new. :-)

    @lelanew55: Yes, it is a lot to take in! You're definitely right about that. Do it one step at a time and you'll get there eventually.

    @Geronimo: Welcome to HubPages. Have fun and good luck!

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    crayonbrains 7 years ago from The World Is Mine !

    Very informative, very helpful Thanks a lot for sharing !

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    Legitimate Work From Home Jobs 7 years ago

    I completely neglected the "Summary Text" for my Hub pages!!! Thanks for writing about this.

    You covered a great deal of info, which I know for fact many people will benefit from.

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    Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

    Add my thanks for some great info...

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    marshall92 7 years ago

    Great advice. Your hub has really helped me in writing my own hubs. Thank you.

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    uakoko 7 years ago

    I'm SO excited! I read this hub, took copious notes, and when I wrote my first (and,so far, only) Hub I tried to follow all your good advice. Then, because I wanted to get a picture to put on the Hub, I Googled "Honda Civic Hybrid". I couldn't believe my eyes..." The Hub I wrote is the second from the top on the first page! This has never ever happened to me before! I owe it all to you and this great Hub. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks for your comments, crayonbrains, Legitimate Work From Home Jobs, Hmrjmr1 and marshall92!

    @Legitimate Work From Home Jobs: It's important to also have junky anchor text, such as your name, URL, "this site," "click here," etc. So you might want to use just your name in a comment in community settings and save the perfect anchor text for within the text of hubs, blog posts and other locations where it won't be perceived as spam. That will increase your comments' chance of acceptance and also give you link diversity that Google likes to see. :-)

    That's so exciting, uakoko! Congratulations. I remember the first time I saw one of my pages on the first page of Google; I almost fell off my chair. :-) A heads-up: Don't be surprised if the hub falls from the first page at some point. Google gives hubs with good SEO (and even some without it) a lift at first because of the power of the HubPages domain. If there's a lot of competition for a keyword, the listing may drop down until you get some links for the page. If that happens, just keep link-building until it climbs up to the top again. If it got there once, it can do it again.

    BTW, because there are so many comments on this hub, I'm grouping their acceptance and my responses. So if you leave a comment and it doesn't appear right away, it will eventually. I definitely appreciate every comment, so the delay is just a practical move on my part.

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    Nanashi 7 years ago from Georgia

    This is an awesome hub! I'm taking this to heart when I start with my next few hubs!

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    Muhammad Ilyas 7 years ago

    Great job dear!!!!

    It was a long read from top to bottom I do read all the comments, as I think these can also teach you a lot) but I am glad I made it to the end.

    I have recently stepped in blogging and now I am thinking to make some money :) I will definitely give Hubpages a try. You know I just today thought to understand this thing called search engine optimization and luckily fell at Griz's blog...You guyz are doing great....making it so easy..

    I hope I would be able to implement your ideas, and yeah I really liked that you do reply to each and every commenter..... I am not running a blog of the related niche, else I would have put your link there...but just for a little payback for this great artile...I would sign up under you.. Now you had better pray for my success... ;)

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks so much for your comments, Nanashi and Muhammad, and best of luck.

    Muhammad, I will be hoping for your success. You deserve it after getting through the entire hub and all the comments! Thanks also for signing up under me. :-)

    A note about future comments:

    Because there are so many comments on this hub, I'm grouping their acceptance and my responses. So if you leave a comment and it doesn't appear right away, it will eventually. I definitely appreciate every comment, so the delay is just a practical move on my part.

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    mack h 7 years ago

    Great info indeed. Very clear too. Very much appreciated. May I ask a question? I would like to know if I refer someone to hub pages, 10% of the adsense ads on that new hubber's hubpages will carry my code you said, is it irrespective of the number of hubs he writes? This applies only to adsense or will it apply to amazon ads as well?

    Thank you very much indeed for reading this question, and thanks in advance for answering.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi, Mack. Your code will be displayed 10% of the time on *all* hubs created by the people who sign up under you, regardless of the number. The 10% applies to Google, Kontera, eBay and Amazon, so it's worth your time to implement all of them.

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    biahaas 7 years ago

    Thank you for all the information shared!

    Very helpful

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    Rubes 7 years ago from Somwhere up high

    Great hub filled with great advice. I am new to hubposts and will be testing out what has been written in this hub. From what I have read else where, the information here seems to be consistent.

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    John Cowburn 7 years ago

    Excellent Hub! Knew a bit but learnt a lot more. I had always thought that Squidoo was the way to go, but this makes me see things differently.

    Do you think it may be a good idea to build a quick Squidoo Lens and link to your money making Hub from it?

    With regard to the problems with the RSS feeds for Author Hub Pages, would it be a good idea to take the URL and make your own feed with say RSSBot which I use to submit RSS Feeds and to Ping them.

    It also has the ability to create a feed from an URL. RSSbot is dirt cheap and is a brilliant tool - it's one of Big Mike's BOTS, quite often they are for sale for around $7 to $12, especially if he has been on a bender that weekend.

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    jits 7 years ago

    hey worldplay howmuch we get income from adsense if we do partnership with hubpages ? and do we have to share now or google give them directly ?

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, biahaas and Rubes.

    Great suggestions, John! Thanks. I'll go and see if Mike has been on a bender. ;-)

    jits, I assume you're asking what percentage you'll get of the AdSense revenue if you partner with HubPages. Please see 4b in this hub for a detailed explanation of this.

    As for how you're paid, your AdSense revenue goes directly into your Google account and the HubPages share goes directly into theirs. You never even see how much HubPages makes.

    A note about future comments:

    Because there are so many comments on this hub, I'm grouping their acceptance and my responses. So if you leave a comment and it doesn't appear right away, it will eventually. I definitely appreciate every comment, so the delay is just a practical move on my part.

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    wangshanying 7 years ago from china

    Is very meticulous, great, thank you

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    nms 7 years ago from Cochin

    wow! I can call this a complete HUB!

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, wangshanying, nms and incastresures. :-)

    @nms, it's funny that you mention that the hub is complete. I actually have a few more things I'm going to add when I get time!

    A note about future comments:

    Because there are so many comments, I'm grouping their acceptance and my responses. So if you leave a comment and it doesn't appear right away, it will eventually. I definitely appreciate every comment, so the delay is just a practical move on my part.

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    Renee Hanlon 7 years ago from Michigan

    Excellent hub! I've bookmarked this - now I need to revamp my hubs :)

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    cledin 7 years ago

    very good job!

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    greatersuccess101 7 years ago

    I just signed up an account with Hubpages yesterday. I'm glad I found this hubpage of yours. Very impressive! You must have taken a lot of time and effort in completing it.

    Good job!

    I have bookmarked it and will be looking out for your other hubpages too!


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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, Song-Bird, cledin, ahmad_hania and greatersuccess101!

    Ahmad, I don't usually approve comments with links but that article could potentially be helpful to people. So thanks for posting it.

    * A note about future comments *

    Because there are so many comments on this hub, I'm grouping their acceptance. So if you leave a comment and it doesn't appear right away, it will eventually. I definitely appreciate every comment. The delay is just a practical move on my part.

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    dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

    This is one of the most (if not the most) informative and through hub I've ever read on making money on Hubpages. I'm bookmarking this hub and becoming your fan! Thank you so much, WordPlay. I enjoyed reading this and must employ your advice. One million hits to me is like walking barefooted to the southern tip of Chile! I wonder how many hits you average a day? Thank you so much!

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    PWalker281 7 years ago

    Looks like a GREAT hub with LOTS of good info. I printed it out to read carefully later. Thanks!

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    Daan_vdB 7 years ago from The Netherlands

    Thnx man. Appreciate this post. Some things I knew already, but I never heard of Grizzly's site. So his info plus the other info in your post are gonna make me a succesfull blogger! ;) thnx!



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    angelfrmcanada 7 years ago from Canada

    Thanks for all the great tips you put here! This has answered alot of questions I had about making money on Hub Pages. I wish you success here. :)

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks dohn121, PWalker281, Daan_vdB, angelfrmcanada!

    To answer your question, dohn121, right now I'm getting a little under 6,000 hits per day. But you can't go by that, because many of my hubs are seasonal. That number should be much higher by the end of the month, because I have a lot of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas hubs. If all my hubs were of interest year-round, the number of daily hits would be different. I chose to focus on holidays, because they can be lucrative. So I built those hubs first and am now in the process of building more with year-round appeal.

    * A note about future comments *

    Because there are so many comments on this hub, I'm grouping their acceptance. So if you leave a comment and it doesn't appear right away, it will eventually. I definitely appreciate every comment. The delay is just a practical move on my part.

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    travelespresso 7 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.

    Hello Wordplay

    Wow! As a newbie to hubpages, your beautifully written article "Make Money Writing" is the very best how to I have read so far. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Awesome job. I'm off to rework some of my hubs to incorporate your suggestions.

    On another note 1 million hits is an amazing achievement. Well done. I'm looking forward to my first 500! Then......

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    Pat 7 years ago

    Hi Wordplay,

    Thanks for the awesome information. I'm just starting out on HubPages, after learning about it from Squidoo actually, so this definitely comes in handy.

    Just curious, and you don't need to tell me, but approximately how much can you earn on hub pages? How much has the highest earner earned in one month, for example?

    Thanks for your time. Best of luck to you!

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    Ivorytrain 7 years ago

    thanks ever so much for this useful information !I love the way you broke it down and described each step for a layman like me.I am a 'if I don't know how or what I will research it to death till I do' kind of person .And your hub gave it to me all in one page!TY very much,I enjoyed the reading (and taking notes )

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, travelespresso, Pat and Ivorytrain!

    @Pat: I don't know how much the highest earner has earned but I do know there's potential to earn as much as you want. It depends entirely on how hard you're willing to work and whether the subjects you write about are well chosen. Time is also a factor. This isn't a get-rich-quick scheme, although that doesn't mean you can't earn money right away if you know what you're doing.

    @ Ivorytrain I'm an 'if I don't know how or what I will research it to death till I do' person too. And because I've written Web instructions for my consulting business, I felt this subject was crying out for a good tutorial. It took me years to learn this stuff, so I wanted to help others cut to the chase.

    * A note about future comments *

    Because there are so many comments on this hub, I'm grouping their acceptance. So if you leave a comment and it doesn't appear right away, it will eventually. I definitely appreciate every comment. The delay is just a practical move on my part.

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    Christine Tierney 7 years ago from Fernley, Nevada

    I can't even begin to tell you how this hub has helped me. Not just for Hub pages...but for my blog and my shop on Etsy. They started all this SEO and keyword stuff. I have tried and tried and TRIED to understand it all. I have had 2 brain surgeries and I think the Doctor took out something I need lol. I can't seem to grasp it. Until now. I just printed this out. I am going to try to utilize this info on my shops pages. If you don't mind...since you seem to be a Master at this...could you take a look at my shop and tell me what I am doing wrong? I am working on my listings one by one. So they aren't ALL fixed yet. But the announcement and stuff has been. The link is Typically I probably wouldn't care how I had my keywords and meta keywords and H1 and blahh blahhh blahh....but now that I have had the brain surgeries and the surgeons and doctors all have told me I can never work again....we really need the money.(I worked in the medical field...I used to be very intelligent lol...made amazing money) So I have taught myself to make everything on that site. I am trying to teach myself a few more help the site.

    They are getting ready to send me to UC Davis in the next month. I would love to have my shop in prime condition. I would appreciate any feedback from you if you do have the time to just take a look at it. I know I need to change the banner...but I can't remember how I did that. Another after effect...short term memory

    Thank you for this amazing HUB....I am off to read your others now!!


    p.s. I think the reason I understand yours so well is the way you have it written...thank you again!

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi Christine. I'll send you an e-mail. :-)

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    Jason 7 years ago

    Excellent hub. Must of took you forever to write it. Great information thanks for sharing.

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    Erin Bower 7 years ago from Georgia

    Thanks so much for the advice and tips...I will read this whole article one day when I have time lol. It's awesome though!

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    Chandan 7 years ago

    Really very nice and informative article. Thank you lot.

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    Mack H 7 years ago

    Thanks a lot for responding to my question. Good luck to you too!

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, Jason, Ebower and Chandan! And you're welcome, Mack. Glad I could help.

    * A note about future comments *

    Because there are so many comments on this hub, I'm grouping their acceptance. So if you leave a comment and it doesn't appear right away, it will eventually. I definitely appreciate every comment. The delay is just a practical move on my part.

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    SYLK2B 7 years ago from San Diego

    This is the Third hub I've read on this subject, and this was by far the most comprehensive, thank you...

    I'm Still confused about a few things, being so new, I guess: Do I understand it...that if you sign up with Adsense directly, that's one split, but if you sign up thru HP, HP gets a split of my split? I got confused between the terms of HP splitting "impressions" and payment of a commission on a click, I guess (Either that or I'm just totally and helplessly confused at this point!)

    Perhaps, I also missed this, too. How did the "related hubs" appear on the right of your Hub? Are those considered direct links done by HP, or did you specifically select to put them there?

    Again, thanx for the great amount of time you certainly put in to impart this info on those of us just starting out.


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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi Joanne. If you sign up for AdSense and use it anywhere including HubPages, you will be splitting the ad revenue with Google. But just ignore that, because it's unimportant. All you need to to worry about is your share, which is what is shown when you look at your AdSense account.

    If you use AdSense on HubPages, Google will get the same share as if you were using it anywhere else and HubPages will get ALL the AdSense revenue from 40% of the people who visit your hubs. Those visits are called impressions.

    For example, if 100 people visit one of your hubs (100 impressions), 40 of them (40%) will be on the page when the HubPages AdSense code is in effect and 60 (60%) will be on the page when your AdSense code is in effect. If any of those 40 people click an AdSense ad, 100% of the revenue from that ad will be credited to HubPages. If any of those 60 people click an ad while your code is in effect, you will get 100% of that revenue.

    As for the related hubs, you have no control over them. HubPages chooses those.

    I hope that helps.

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    Jessica 7 years ago from USA

    Many thanks, WordPlay. Your writing is so natural and easy. You are obviously in the right field. Best of luck, Jess

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    pinkdaisy 7 years ago from Canada

    Thanks for the tips...hopefully I will get more traffic now :)

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    Pacquiao VS Cotto Live Stream 7 years ago

    This post is very helpful. I am so interested in making money online and I discovered Hubpages as a new source.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks for your comments, Jessay, pinkdaisy and Live Stream. I appreciate your stopping by.

    * A note about future comments *

    Because there are so many comments on this hub, I'm grouping their acceptance. So if you leave a comment and it doesn't appear right away, it will eventually. I definitely appreciate every comment. The delay is just a practical move on my part.

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    stashthatcash 7 years ago from Benue State,Nigeria

    I know you must have heard enough of this but i just have to say it all the same,"thank you"-it is a great hub

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    I can never hear "thank you" too much! Thanks for saying it. :-)

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    tonyhubb 7 years ago

    Good information! It is very helpful!

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    Fr FtBll Fnz 7 years ago

    I just started here on hubpages just a few days ago, so coming across this will hopefully help. You have really simplified the process and answered many of the questions I have been asking myself. I am a college student looking for a way to make a little cash on the side. Someone mentioned this website to me so I decided to jump on board. From what I've heard from most people, it takes several months until you really start making much of anything. Is there anything I can do personally to speed up this process? For an example, write more hubs or something along that line?

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, TonyHubb!

    @FrFtBll Fnz: Building more hubs will definitely help you earn faster, because any small amounts you initially earn from each will be multiplied. But there's a caveat. You have to do the keyword research first to make sure you're going after terms that will make you money. If you don't you'll be wasting your time. If you need help understanding keywords, visit The Keyword Academy and/or Grizzly links above.

    * A note about future comments *

    Because there are so many comments on this hub, I'm grouping their acceptance. So if you leave a comment and it doesn't appear right away, it will eventually. I definitely appreciate every comment. The delay is just a practical move on my part.

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    floating mind 7 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

    So this is how you do it. Great Information. I'm going to put your advice into practice. Thank you.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Best of luck, floating mind! Be sure to pay attention to the end part about linking and visit Grizzly's site. It will make a world of difference in your earnings.

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    Miguel Gigante 7 years ago from Born in Portugal/Living in UK

    What a great hub. Full of great information. Thanks a lot for all your work preparing this hub. Hope you are doing very deserve it.

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    wow cheats 7 years ago

    thank you so much for this amazing review! Definitely material for my blog and reader. Best of luck.


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    xboxps3wow 7 years ago from chicago

    Thanks for all this info! This is great and should help me out a little

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    greensnob 7 years ago

    Oh, relief at last. Just found you. Now I have to go find Grizzly too. This is very encouraging. Agree about content being chief concern, however, am recognizing that commercial topics are probably the earning hubs. I see hubbers writing on serious topics and then switching to a 'how to' topic. thnx

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    scottys thoughts 7 years ago

    Thank you, I'm just begining and really needed some help from someone who really did it!!

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    winter slumber 7 years ago

    Thanks a lot,that is quite a lot of useful information you got there.Thank you,I hope I can learn more about hubpages.

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    amethyst-rose 7 years ago from Washington

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge! I was lucky enough to find your hub before I published my first one -- just a few minutes ago, as a matter of fact. I have bookmarked this to keep it for reference and will also visit DarkSide and Grizzly. By the way,I too love vintage art -- being a country girl at heart myself. Thanks again for your help!

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    cosmopinkice 7 years ago from Kentucky

    This information has been a true blessing. Thanks so much!

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    hubpageswriter 7 years ago

    I find your hub truly valuable. Thanks for being kind in sharing all these knowledge.

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    Katarina2 7 years ago

    The information in your hub is helpful - thanks! I have bookmarked it and return to it often.

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    missmaudie 7 years ago

    Wow, what a helpful hub for a newbie to hubpages like me. Thanks for all the useful information and being so willing to share it.

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    Wife Who Saves 7 years ago

    This is a very informative hub -- and very nicely presented. Thanks.

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    MarygrauSheila 7 years ago

    Hello! This was the most interesting hubs i have read so far. Very helpful too. I am new on hubpages and i was travelling almost the whole of december last so did not have much time to go though other hubbers hubs. Maybe you can have a look at my hubs and let me know what poor writing is in the there..I look forward for your help.Thanks

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    Renee S 7 years ago from Virginia

    I'm blown away with your excellent advice. My head is spinning!

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    TattoGuy 7 years ago

    I am going to hit 10,000 views tonight which is in only 6 weeks and it's all due to this hub, I owe you a lot my friend !

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Congratulations! I'm delighted for you. Please come back and tell me when you hit 100,000 and 1,000,000 hits. I'm sure that will happen very soon. :-)

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    TattoGuy 7 years ago

    Oh fear not you will know because as my traffic rises I am sending them here, yer link will always remain on my page, enjoy yer night Wordplay ; )

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    daisyjae 7 years ago from Canada

    This all seems so complicated! I'll be bookmarking this one for future use for sure.

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    Cassidella 7 years ago

    Wow! This is like a "Hubber's Handbook." Congrats on your milestone WordPlay! It's obvious from this great hub how you got there!

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    Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

    Thanks for directing me here. There is so much to learn. If I took all this in, I could spend weeks before creating another Hub. This will be bookmarked to keep coming back to.

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    entertianmentplus 7 years ago from United States

    Thanks this has been very helpful

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    Bizz 7 years ago from East Coast

    This is an amazing Hub. I found it by clicking on the link you provided at Court's site (The link with your name as anchor text). It's gonna take awhile to read, but I just had to post this now.

    This will be very helpful as I move forward. I too was feeling a bit bush-league by spending all my time working on Hubs instead of my Wordpress sites, but think this could be a viable way to make some extra $$.

    Thanks for posting such a helpful Hub. I've only been a member for a couple weeks, but this may very well be the most informative Hub I've come across.

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks for your kind words, daisyjae, Casidella, Sandyspider, entertainmentplus and Canklefish.

    And hang in there, Canklefish. As the revenues from your hubs start to build, the motivation to work even harder on them will automatically be there. If you choose your keywords well and do the required work, the money will definitely follow. Best of luck to you. :-)

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    nikipa 7 years ago from Eastern Europe

    Very useful and easy to follow! Thank you for sharing!

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    kea 7 years ago

    Thanks for all the great tips! Very thorough! Cheers.

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    subra 7 years ago

    Thanks for the great tips

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    Sherry Vacik 7 years ago from Prague, Czech Republic

    Your hub is so helpful and filled with great tips. This is definitely a place for new hubbers to visit.

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    willrodgers 7 years ago from Deerfield Beach, Florida

    will this thing really produce money?

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi Will. Yes, HubPages can be a great revenue source if you're willing to work at it. It's not a get-rich-quick scheme but it does work if you follow the instructions on this page.

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    DustinsMom 7 years ago from USA

    Great information! I am a newbie here, this was very helpful.

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    Patrick Collins 7 years ago

    Hi , I'm a complete noob to this so thanks for the great advice.

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    Eddy2106 7 years ago from Chicago Suburb, IL

    you have a lot of comments, but anyways great info for new hubbers, and hubbers with questions.

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    Stew 7 years ago

    Well where did the last half hour go ? Oh yeah reading some of your comments, and not finished yet. Perhaps I should bookmark and get another coffee, could be a long read, and returning many times.

    Me heads spinning now ! all the information, too much in one go for agrumpy old man like me.

    Thanks and catch oyu again soon.


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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi, Stew. It's too much for anyone in go -- grumpy or not. ;-)

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    BeBrown 7 years ago

    Hi, I just started today - been writing on Triond for a bit but fancied a change. Thanks for this guide - it is spot on.

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    Jordy 7 years ago

    Excellent article, I bookmarked you.

    After reading all of your suggestions, my question is are you making any money with Hub Pages?

    I forget how it works with Adsense...Do we keep 100% of the actual click revenue and Hub Pages gets the ad impressions revenue?

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi, Jordy. Yes, I make a lot of money on HubPages. It takes work but it's definitely doable for anyone.

    As to your AdSense question, please see section 4b on this page for an explanation.

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    Boomer60 7 years ago

    Super explanation of how to make money on HubPages. As someone that is fairly new here, I am thrilled that I read this hub.


    You have given a lot of hope here.

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    Andrea29 7 years ago

    Hi, thank you for this informative hub. I am in the process of optimising hubs to rank well in google. I wrote some hubs and yesterday, they were ranking on the first page. However, I went to check today and I couldn't find them ranking anywhere. Can you tell me if there is a reason this occurred?

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, Boomer60 and Calvin. Best of luck to you!

    Hi, Andrea. It's quite common for Google to give new hubs a lift in the rankings and then sink them. The HubPages domain is trusted by Google, so that trust is sometimes initially passed on to new hubs. And Google prefers fresh information in general, so your hub got some extra credit for being newly launched. Those factors won't keep your hub ranking though. You need backlinks for that, and usually a bit of time. How much time depends on the keywords in your hub and how aggressively you pursue getting links. See this hub for linking resources; they'll help speed the process. Hang in there and good luck!

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    Eric 7 years ago

    wow this is great! Very helpful information that I will be able to use as I continue to learn how to create money making hubs and niche websites.

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    Electric 7 years ago

    I want to express my admiration of your writing skill and ability to make

    reader to read the while thing to the end. I would like to read more of

    your blogs and to share my thoughts with you. I will be your frequent visitor, that’s for sure.

    Thanks a lot..

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks so much for your kind words, Eric and Electric!

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    Eric 7 years ago

    Your most welcome, but thanks to you for sharing this article..

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    Night Blues 7 years ago

    hi, first of all thank you very much for publishing this useful post. I've visited your site "b2bcontentsolutions" it's a simplest and very nice site. I like the most of BLOG section. Its great to read "Grammar Myth".

    Its really very useful, thanks once again.....

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    DiscuExp 7 years ago

    I want to thank you for this superb read!! I certainly enjoyed every little bit of it.

    I have bookmarked your site to check out the latest stuff you post.

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    EmmaMedu 7 years ago

    Thumbs up!!

    Very informative and extremly usefull. I love having all information in one place.

    I bookmarked this hub, as I will definitely read it many more times.


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    SuperB 7 years ago

    Thanks for generously sharing so many useful tips.

    I am about to begin a blog and this will help me tremendously.

    Of course it has given me many things to consider as I update my website too.

    I appreciate it

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    liswilliams 7 years ago from South Africa

    great info on keywords here, thank you

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    lifepk 7 years ago

    thanks alot for sharing this wonderfull article with us..

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    milokatz 7 years ago from Roseburg, OR

    Bookmarked. Wow! So much infor for a brand new hubber. thanks so much.

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    George Poe 7 years ago from United Kingdom

    Very good piece of writing.

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    acai optimum 7 years ago

    hey good information and excellent hub

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    Don Simkovich 7 years ago from Pasadena, CA

    This is a wonderfully detailed Hub that's worth reviewing time and again.

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    pakpub 7 years ago from Ohio

    Wow, this is great information here. Thanks for sharing!

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    editorsupremo 7 years ago from London, England

    Brilliant Hub with super information that anyone can implement. Thanks for sharing.

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    Alex McPhie 7 years ago

    Bravo! Well written hub!

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    Salman Aslam 7 years ago

    Thanks a lot .. A very detailed resource indeed , highly appreciate it :)

    Unfortunately squidoo has some IP's ban and e How has closed new member subscription so yeah Hub pages provide a great deal of opportunity for quality writers to get some passive income going

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    ExpandYourMind 7 years ago from Midwest USA

    Wow. Great resource for new hubbers such as myself. Very detailed and informative. Thanks for being willing to share!

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    Dawn Michael 7 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

    great hub, I guess it's about the amount and quality of the hubs.

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    Jessica H. 7 years ago from CA

    I just joined HubPages and this article is just what I needed to get started. Thank you for putting in so much attention and detail to the topic. Best of luck in your future writings! I will definitely be following.

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    wilsonusman 7 years ago from Sylvania, OH

    Knowledge isn't power...the sharing of knowledge thanks so much...You really know what you're talking about here.

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    OnlineHub 7 years ago from Fresno, CA, USA

    Excellent information on how to Make Money Writing on HubPages. I like reading your article and thanks for sharing it. 5* plus recommendation!

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    acossairt21 7 years ago from Indiana

    excellent tips! i just joined hubpages and started writing and am always looking to learn more about how this site works. thank you!!!

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    Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks to all who have left comments! I truly appreciate each and every one.

    Please feel free to vote for this hub and choose a name to describe it. (You'll find the voting button and words right above the comments.) Your positive votes will help this page to be found in category navigation. Thanks! :-)

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    arjun 7 years ago

    datz juz gr8

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    bytecoders 7 years ago from Spain

    Very helpful. This is a must-read hub, and pretty up-to-date. I've found specially interesting your twitter explanation as I don't have any activity on my twitter acount.

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    Shreyaansh 7 years ago from India

    This is the best hub I've read since I joined the HubPages. I'm going to apply some of the tips illustrtaed in this hub. Really a great Hub Mr./Mrs. WordPlay.

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    Jenn 7 years ago from Florida

    Thank you for the useful info. I will be using a lot of it!

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    goutam 7 years ago

    Very helpful information on how to make money writing hub. Thank you for sharing so many useful tips.

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    JoshuaBlack 7 years ago from Michigan, USA

    You really took some time into creating this hub. I can see how solid content can bring you a lot of eyeballs just by how many comments you have on here.

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    bm11100 6 years ago

    This is a great post. There are several sites like Hubpages to make money. There is, Xomba, Snipsly

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    Carla Chadwick 6 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks for mentioning the other sites. I'm certainly all for diversifying, but I think people would have a hard time finding a group blogging site better than HubPages in terms of reputation with Google -- a very important point when it comes to ranking content.

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    Joni Douglas 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for the information in this hub. Even after 3 months, I sometimes feel like I don't know what I'm doing. I love to write but the monetizing is all new to me. The terminology is like a foreign language at times. You explained it very well and I will be checking all of your links for more info.

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    megsshere 6 years ago from California

    Hello Wordplay...

    Thanks for a wonderful post. It has been a huge help in me deciding to join Your article is very extensively researched, so I'm still grasping the concepts; but I did make a start by joining Hubpages and posting one article here. I'll keep visiting your article for guidance as and when I proceed in my understanding of the money making tactics of this site.

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    Senadheera Jayakody 6 years ago from Gampaha, Sri Lanka

    Great hub to read, thank you very much

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    bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

    Still learning(new here). This will help. Thanks!

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    Paulo Santos 6 years ago from London

    excellent hub, currently checking all the links in it.

    Thank you very much!!!

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    Roy Miller 6 years ago from California

    Thanks a lot for the useful information.

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    Michelle Day 6 years ago from CA

    Hats off to you! Bookmarking this one for sure. Thanks!

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    onlinecashdigest 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

    Thanks to you! I picked a lot of valuable insights here!

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    bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

    I am new to hubpages. This is a much needed hub. I applaud all of your efforts to make this hub easy to read and follow!

    THANKS! I have bookmarked this,of course.

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    vickymom64 6 years ago from Westmorland Ca

    Awesome! You explained in detail now lets hope i can follow the details. Thanx so very much!

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    Deidre Shelden 6 years ago from Texas, USA

    Wow! I'm a hubpages newbee at this and I've learned a lot from your detailed explanations and guide. Thanks sooo much!

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    Dawn Michael 6 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

    great hub learned alot and you have a ton of valuable information in this hub!!

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    Tina Truelove 6 years ago

    I'm another "neewbie" and this has been most informative. I have been writing for Hubpages for two months and you have now confirmed to me that I am doing MOST things correctly. Hopefully, revenue will begin to increase soon. Thank you so much for helping us "new kids" out.

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    mcstir 6 years ago

    Thanks for taking the time to explain all of this important info!

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    Bladesoul 6 years ago

    I'm using this hub as a case study into the hubbernation and forwarded it to my niece as well, 2 more newbies following up on your great advices and tips. Will bookmark for sure.

    Thanks much.

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    Sunnyglitter 6 years ago from Cyberspace

    This is excellent. I will continue to refer to it in the future.

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    ocoonocoon 6 years ago

    Very useful information! Still trying to figure out the little tricks you need to know!

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    Shanekaht 6 years ago

    As a new hubber, this is good useful information for me.

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    william_ridgeway 6 years ago

    Been to your passive income site before and really like this hubpage. Thanks for the insightful information.

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    Bloget 6 years ago

    Thank you for your awesome information! I enjoyed reading .... ;-)

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    joseph 6 years ago

    ahh man understanding and getting used to this is difficult.. i thought hubpages was just writing guess not

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    Carla Chadwick 6 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    I felt the same way at first, but now it's second nature. With time and a little study/experience, it will get a lot easier.

    Hang in there! :-)

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    Sherry Vacik 6 years ago from Prague, Czech Republic

    Very helpful information and given in great detail. It's not so easy, but I can see the benefits of applying this information. Thanks for writing this information to help the rest of us! :)

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    lilypjmom2122 6 years ago from Minnesota

    WOW! Very useful information to help me here on Hubpages. You broke it all down in very easy terms. Thanks so much!

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    Lena Kovadlo 6 years ago from Staten Island, NY

    This is a very detailed hub and I think other hubbers will find it very useful. Thanks for sharing this.


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    chrysstil 6 years ago

    excellent hub for the newbis. thanks.

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    Boo McCourt 6 years ago from Washington MI

    It is always nice to learn here on hubpages. Great article packed with excellent information.

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    Loves To Read 6 years ago

    Thank you for all the information you have written about hubs. I'm sure many will be helped greatly by this page. Good points to keep in mind

    God Bless

  • profile image 6 years ago

    Thank you very much my friend, you are very kind in sharing this useful information with? others....

    The details were such a blessing, thanks.

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    Mr Wine 6 years ago from Great Wine Country

    Good advice here. Being new to Hubpages, I am still working on increasing my score above 75.

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    Shari 6 years ago from New York, NY

    Word - if it weren't for you, chances are I would not still be here, You mentored me during my first few months and I will always be thankful for that, This Hub just is the tip of all that you have to offer, I need to come by you a whole lot more, Rated upwards, useful and oh so awesome!


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    fely 6 years ago

    This is very informative.Very helpful guide and hints for beginners like me. I have started a hub page but did not make any effort to optimize it. Now i am learning. I earn 2$ from adsense and have motivated me. Thanks a lot for your informative hub.

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    TopUniverse 6 years ago

    Thanks for the informative and detailed hub about making money on hubpages.

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    hdotty 6 years ago

    i just made my first hub and i am so hyper to learn more. i am promoting my product site build it. and believe that every new beginner and advanced website maker should start it due to the tools it comes with. with this hub it will even help me get more traffic on my site

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    eculligan 6 years ago

    That was really good information. I am glad to see you are making money with adsense, ebay and Amazon on here. Very informative.

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    REIMillions 6 years ago

    this was extremely informative and useful. Tons of information. I wanted to go straight to Grizzly's page before leaving but your hub was so informative that I must first vote u up and follow u. Great job my friend!

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    gaspeer 6 years ago from Springfield, Missouri

    Outstanding! I've had a HubPages account a couple of years and only now decided to start creating some hubs. This presentation was incredibly helpful and detailed. I now have an excellent starting point to get with it!

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    editorsupremo 6 years ago from London, England

    Excellent hub with extremely useful information.


    DeAnna Dubois

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    HubberHead 6 years ago

    I'm a new Hubber. This is great information for me. Thanks!

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    reemhmam 6 years ago

    Although I have shared here since more than 9 months

    However, this article advised me very much, thank you

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    archbishop1 6 years ago

    Oh my. I read this and decided to test it out on my existing 4 hubs as they have fallen off the radar quickly. Anyway, I spent about 10 minutes on them total, and then checked the stats a half hour later. I have multiple views on every one of them. This article has just transformed my world!

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    Mac 6 years ago

    wonderful post

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    wjames 6 years ago

    This is some great information that I plan on incorporating into my hubpages from now on. Thanks for the tips.

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    sparky456 6 years ago

    What I like about this article is that it doesn't just tell you what to do, it shows you what to do by example. Everything she recommends in this article is executed by the article itself.

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    lanix13 6 years ago from

    This was helpful, thanks!

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     6 years ago

    Great !! I've bookmarked this for further viewing..

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    mirage erin 6 years ago

    all very clear and impressive advice. i will be coming back, and back. and back.

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    Katherine Olga Tsoukalas 6 years ago from New Hampshire

    I've had a hubpages account for a while but just started to take it seriously yesterday. I found your hub to be very helpful! Thanks for posting about your information and experience.

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    richmediadp 6 years ago from Orange County, CA -USA

    Thorough and comprehensive advice for newbie hubbers.

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    Annette R. Smith 6 years ago from Grand Island, Florida

    Great advice for a newcomer like me. Thanks for sharing.

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    Karen Wilton 6 years ago from Australia

    After 9 months on HubPages I still struggle with traffic. I have read this before and applied some of your suggestions. I'm so glad I bookmarked for later reference because I sure need to get serious about applying the rest of your ideas.

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    Tammy Frost 6 years ago from Oregon

    Great Hub. I didn't know about the summary capsule. Thanks.

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    Spankboy 6 years ago from United States

    Thanks so much!

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    Germaine Reilly 6 years ago

    thanks very much for such a detailed how to. So valuable when you're just starting off.

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    Ronshea Thomas 6 years ago

    If the money i s real and it involves writing this is something i wouldn't mine doing

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    enigma1987 6 years ago

    Excellent hub!!! For writers out there Emperor Publishing is also another good way to earn money writing. I earn a lot from there. They pay a minimum of $10 per article. It has to be a good article though. Anyway thanks for the information on making money with hubpages

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    Juiceyme 6 years ago

    Excellent Hub, Great information. I was excited on the part you said you had millions of hits. WOW!!! I get excited to just every now and then get 20 or so. Golly!!! I hope one day I will achieve and master internet marketing like you. Thank you for your helpful information.

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    Suzanne Day 6 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Very useful information for a new hubber, especially about the summary text and more use of the keywords in certain places. Thank you so much!

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    Joseph Noble 6 years ago from Nigeria

    You are an authority on the subject of making money online.

    before. It is a priceless piece of information. Thanks a lot.

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    TomC35 6 years ago from Georgia

    Glad to know why Mixx was giving me an error message. Thanks.

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    mtalbot2987 6 years ago from Lampang, Thailand

    Nice advice, had no idea there was so much to know for getting noticed on hubpages. Keep up the great writing.

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    Goonoo Muhammad Munawwar Muazzam 6 years ago from TRIOLET, MAURITIUS

    I am going to punish all the morons who copied my original content!!! LOL

    by the way it is a nice hub and I'm definitely going to follow you for all your other hubs!

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    craftybegonia 6 years ago from Southwestern, United States

    Thanks for the hub, nice tips and good explanations for beginners!

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    UrsulaRose 6 years ago

    A well-written easy-to-understand Hubpage that any Newbie can follow and more importantly implement what you have suggested. Thanking you. :-)

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    Paula Atwell 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

    Excellent hub. Just found it when I was doing some keyword research. :)

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    A La Dora 6 years ago

    I like how step by step your article is, it's really useful for me now that I am just starting out here. Thank you.

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    Sarah 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

    Great information, thanks for this :)

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    Pete from Food processor reviews 6 years ago

    I must say I didn't realize creating Hubpages could be such a profitable hobby. I have to agree with you on keyword research. This is the part that 9/10 people make a mistake on and as a result never get anywhere in the search engine rankings. It's very easy to overlook, but will cost you big time.

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    Johnny Parker 6 years ago from Birkenhead, Wirral, North West England

    As a new Hubber I found that article the best I've read for explaining everything clearly and systematically. I'll be putting your advice into action.

    Thank you.

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    sarclair 6 years ago

    I bookmarked it. This is full of useful information, thank you.

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    gajanis786 6 years ago

    Excellent hub....detailed information....very useful tips.Thanks.

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    Tammy Favata 6 years ago

    This was a very informative article. I have only written 3 hubs so far and all this seem overwhelming. If you have any beginners tips for me or advise, good or bad I'll take it!

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    LyndaD 6 years ago

    Terrific hub. I found it to be very thorough. I bookmarked it as I am sure I will refer to it every now and again.

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    Pam Kellogg 6 years ago

    Awesome! and so informative and helpful! I'm bookmarking this one! Thank you very much for taking the time to write this out. Must have been a very time consuming article on your part but you have helped so many. Thank you! Pam

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Excellent! Glad to see you are doing so well! Thanks for your knowledge and wisdom.

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    jblogys 6 years ago

    Great hub with great information thanks!

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    Chris Alta 6 years ago

    Hey great post man. Lot of great information on here. I was wondering how much money you can actually make writing for hubpages? I've been writing for HubPages for about 2-3 months now and I've only made $5.48. Not the biggest penny but some money nonetheless. Keep the hubs coming, not everyday we see thought out hubs on the site..cheers!


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    Carla Chadwick 6 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi, Chris. Earnings vary widely depending on the niches you cover, how many hubs you have and how much you promote them, but I can tell you that I support myself with my HubPages earnings. Like any other online venture, it's all about the right keywords and how hard you're willing to work. It also helps to become proficient in all the ways you can earn on HubPages, including using URL trackers to have people sign up under you.

    Best of luck. :-)

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    Tammy Favata 6 years ago

    This Hub has helped me so much. Thank you!

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    Fabrizio Martellucci 6 years ago from London, United Kingdom

    Thank you, I picked up so many great tips. Very thorough and useful hub.

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    Bobby Crain 6 years ago

    Thanks for posting this information. It has helped me in ways I didn't think of and since I am new to writing I really appreciate the help. I have the page bookmarked so that I can review it as I need to. Thanks again.

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    AngelaKaelin 6 years ago from New York

    This is the best article about making money on hubpages I've seen yet! Great job and thank you!

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    Kasey N 6 years ago

    This hub deserves to score more than 88!

    One of the best articles Ive read on hubpages, thank you!

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    Jaime Solis 6 years ago

    Great Hub

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    speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

    Very informative and detailed hub, I like the way you have laid out the plan to start from scratch and write quality hubs that can eventually earn you some passive income. Keyword research is very important as it tells you which keywords are really paying well with adsense. It really pays to learn a little bit of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) when writing hubs.

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    iamageniuster 6 years ago

    Great post. I bookmarked it and will follow your advice.

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    Gerald Weiss 6 years ago

    hmm that post looks really helpful to me! Actually you get success by hard work it's not a game to play !

    nice article :)



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    Bercton 6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Very informative and well researched article.Will like to understand more about URL tracker.As a way of saying Thanks, I will follow your hubs.

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    valentin251 6 years ago from los angeles

    Great tips. Time to implement. I also link my hub to major blogs that I create to form a link building relationship that is proving to work really well with certain keywords.

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    Fluffy77 6 years ago from Enterprise, OR

    All very good sound advise, I have used most of it already, and what I have done has helped. Other things I am still working on, I tend to do all my writing first and publish then think about money making second later on. The writing always comes first for me, that's for sure. Thanks for the great advise and tips here, I will get around to checking them out I'm sure.

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    bluesmaster 6 years ago

    great advice for a newcomer like me, thanks

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    Ibrahim Kamrul Shafin 6 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh & Washington DC, USA

    Those who once get banned, can't they apply again? Clicks can be out of mistakes sometime...?

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    Carla Chadwick 6 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi, Ibrahim. You can appeal a ban but I guess it depends on the circumstances whether they'll respond. You can certainly always try.

    If you click an ad on one of your pages occasionally because you forgot you shouldn't or your mouse slips; don't worry. They know that happens. They even talk about that in their documentation. Bans result from organized clicking schemes from the same IP address or group of addresses or from some other pattern of clicking that looks obvious.

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    Bingo Babe 6 years ago

    Really great advice for a newbie like me. Hopefully ill implement some of this and get some adsense revenue coming in soon.

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    dotty1 6 years ago from In my world

    Fantastic and so full of information that I shall be refering back to again and again. :)

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    Pooja Jhamnani 6 years ago

    Thanks a lot for this step by step info on creating hubs. I was googling for online writing tips and resources since past few weeks but could'n get any idea as to how go about it, but I think this one will really help me in starting my writing career. Thanks a lot once again.

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    vickymom64 5 years ago from Westmorland Ca

    AMAZING! I think that was the best hub i have ever read.

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    Cardia 5 years ago from Barbados.

    A great Hub! This will definitely help me, and I'll keep all of your wonderful tips in mind when I'm writing my own hubs!

    Thank you!

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    shana yasmin 5 years ago from El Dorado!

    a fantastic hub!!! thanks for your great advices.i think it is best for me to follow you.all of my doubts about hubbing had gone now.thanks again.

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    motarjemjibi 5 years ago from uae

    thanks nice great its usefull information


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    froch 5 years ago from Tychy

    Huh, amazing! Just amazing!

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    stephen kalu 5 years ago from Nigeria

    Wow.good,educative,informative and wonderful hub.keep it up sir and i wish you to help me out with to active my google adsence and hubpages ad program

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    Carla Chadwick 5 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi Stephen. Thanks for your comment, although I'm not a sir. :-)

    You'll find detailed instructions for implementing those ad programs at these URLs:

    I found that using the HubPages ad program significantly lowered my Adsense revenue and didn't replace it, so I don't use it. But that was when they first started the program, so maybe it's more lucrative now.

    Best of luck.

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    Joey Adachi 5 years ago

    Thanks to you i joined Hubpages!

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    Carla Chadwick 5 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    That's great, Joey! Best of luck to you. :-)

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    HomesbytheBeach 5 years ago from Redondo Beach, California

    Excellent information. Very motivated to monetize my hubs. You are a wealth of info, and I greatly appreciate your organization of thought and helpful links to other resources. Thanks.

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    froch 5 years ago from Tychy

    I post a comment here some time ago, but I must write it again.

    It is one of the best hubs I ever seen. Thank you and vote up!

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    Carla Chadwick 5 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks, Froch! I'm so glad you found the information helpful.

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    ty-j2 5 years ago from Philadelphia

    Great article. Just curious if most of it is still relevant?

    Also, HubDefender has gone down, citing loss of revenue since the Panda update.

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    Remy Francis 5 years ago from Creative Zone Dubai

    Hi there

    I have not enough words to express how useful this hub was to me.

    I join many others here in saying This is the best hub I have ever read so far.

    Your writing is perfect! details are perfect!

    I am going to bookmark this treasure of information!

    Thanks and congrats!

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    stephen kalu 5 years ago from Nigeria

    That's true but my own problem is that, i have not started getting the money. I don't know how to go about it because i heard about hubpages from a greedy source. Am from Nigeria and i don't know how to go about my affiliate settings and i wish you could help me out though i have written some hubs.

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    Carla Chadwick 5 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Hi, Stephen. I looked at your hubs and see that the topics aren't very commercial. It's important that you write about what people are searching for if you want to display ads that make money. I advise that you reread the part about keyword research above before you write any more hubs. If you find commercial topics and follow all the rest of the advice above, you should make money. But be forewarned; it takes a lot of work. It took quite a while and a lot of hubs before I started making significant money.

    Best of luck to you!

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    Carla Chadwick 5 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    ty-j2: I just did a major update, so the page more accurately reflects current factors affecting making money with hubs.

    And thanks to everyone else who commented. I can't reply to each, because I've been blessed with so many comments. But please know that I read each one and your kind words are much appreciated!

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    Wendy Golden 5 years ago from New York

    I am new to the hub world and to freelance writing. I'm interesting in publishing content and making some money from it on the side. This is one of the most comprehensive, informative hubs I've ever seen on creating and monetizing hubpages. I will be referring to this a lot as I get ready to put up my own hubpages. Thanks for such a great hub!

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    Kraytar 5 years ago

    I'm also new to Hub Pages. I've done some work in the past with SEO for websites so I definitely get what you are suggesting! Thanks for the info!

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    hcg plan 5 years ago

    wow great i have read many articles about this topic and everytime i learn something new i dont think it will ever stop always new info , Thanks for all of your hard work! Hcg plan

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    jponline 5 years ago

    Great article. Very thorough. But keywords mean nothing without backlinks. It's all about backlinking, and providing quality content!

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    Patti Riggs Hale 5 years ago from Burdette, Arkansas

    Thanks for this! Really helped!

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    lyns 5 years ago from USA

    This is a well written article that I'm sure I have to read over and over again to understand it all, thanks so much I will definitely continue to visit until I understand it totally, thanks again.


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    MaxFueled 5 years ago from , Fort Worth, Texas

    Outstanding Hub on how to make money! The fact that it was created two years ago and still has recent comments and activity is proof that you have written a steller hub! Thank you for the much valued content WordPlay!

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    dui 5 years ago from FL, USA

    great information, this is the one of the most beautiful topic when it comes to money making business. Thank u for sharing and i wish someday, I could earn a lot money too through hub :)

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    lawyer marketing 5 years ago

    First off I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question that I'd like to ask if you don't mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind before writing. I have had a difficult time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out. I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or hints? Thanks! Lawyer Marketing

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    Carla Chadwick 5 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Thanks for your kind words.

    To answer your question, I address any potential lack of focus by only writing when I feel like it and am genuinely inspired. There are people who advocate forcing yourself to write every day but that has never worked for me.

    If it's not practical to wait for inspiration because you have a schedule to stick to, try doing some focused breathing for a few minutes and really relax before you begin.

    Best of luck!

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    smcopywrite 5 years ago from all over the web

    you know a hub is good when years later its still relevant and informative information that a hubber can use. thank you so much for sharing. many great hubbers have their hints, tips and techniques that they keep close to the vest and resist sharing.

    great hub

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    Mrs McK 5 years ago from Scotland

    really informative and helpful hub. Thanks for your efforts in pulling this together. Will definitely take your points on board for the hubs I've created.

    Thanks again!

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    lisakilinc 5 years ago from Sandy Springs, GA

    great hub. I am new to writing hubpages and am looking for quality information and you porvided just that.

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    Melissa McClain 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

    Thanks for writing this hub. I also appreciate the fact that you've updated this hub periodically to make it relevant. I've learned a lot from this and can't wait to put that information to good use!

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    SilkThimble 5 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Excellent hub - you packed in a ton of good information. Thanks!

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    Stephen Crowley 5 years ago from Wales, UK

    great stuff. like anything, success requires action. Keep at the passive revenues till it can comfortably replace your job (if you hate your job, about 98% of us....)

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    Dr. Gary L. Sidley 5 years ago from Lancashire, England

    Just about to submit my first hub. I found much of your information really helpful. You clearly are at the opposite end of the spectrum from me as far as hubbing is concerned - I'm a complete novice, you are a seasoned expert. I have included your hub in my favourites section and will no doubt re-visit it many time.

    Thank you.

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    Ron Titus 5 years ago from Innisfil, Ontario Canada

    Wow, great stuff, and to think I only found it because someone got called out in the forums for stealing it and trying to publish is as his own.

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    purewater26 5 years ago

    With Google Panda hits some websites and some changes on its algorithms,are there any changes we should make to our hubs? Or those tip above are all still relevant?

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    Carla Chadwick 5 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    For the most part, the tips above still apply. HubPages made a variety of changes to its format after Panda (chief among them being the move to a subdomain structure), and that has done a lot to make it come back into Google's good graces. If you stay focused on quality and create hubs that are compliant with the new HubPages rules, your hubs should fair well.

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    swb64 5 years ago from Addingham, UK.

    Wow, I have been here 12 months although I have just started again after taking 10 months away, starting writing hubs again but also decided to keep going back and trying to upgrade old hubs, hub range is about 60 to 85, getting above that seems hard work. Sti a little confusing but pushing on...

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    Lisas-thoughts101 5 years ago from Northeast Texas

    Thanks for all the useful information!!

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    seekingpeace91 5 years ago

    This is such great information, thanks! The HubPages community is so diverse, and it seems that many folks write about many different topics- is this something you recommend, or do people still do well making money on HubPages when they narrow their topics to just a few? Thanks again- bookmarked, voted up and useful.

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    Shawn The Baker 5 years ago from The Sunshine State

    Awesome info! Thanks alot!

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    MissAshleyK 5 years ago

    FINALLY! Someone who answered this question correctly!! Thanks for the links on how to become an affiliate. This is perfect. Bookmarked and following.

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    Power Ball Pythons 5 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Thank you so much for this detailed and informative page. I've always loved writing and I am so excited to have finally found a website where I could write about whatever I wanted. It was so frustrating having to split up my work all over different websites. I really hope that I can make AdSense work. To get paid for my writing will be a dream come true!

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    Adrian Smith 5 years ago from UK

    Thanks for this informative and useful hub. I am fairly new here so it's great to learn more about how to maximise my earnings.

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    NidoNyte 5 years ago from The Lone Star State

    There's so much info to take in, but all of it is relevant and useful. Thanks for a quality hub.

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    lynda bailey 5 years ago

    this sounds interesting would like to try this but have no experience and am overwhelmed with all the info If you were to tell how to begin for someone who is still trying to learn how to sell on craigslist and just learning about email. would you suggest a certain type of class one could take for hands on learning 0n this type of thing thanks so much and God Bless

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    Carla Chadwick 5 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Sorry, I'm not aware of a simple beginner's tutorial. I studied quite a bit when I started out and that's how I learned. Even if you do find a simple tutorial, you're probably going to have to resign yourself to a huge learning curve. Making money online is not an easy thing. I don't mean to be negative; I'm just being realistic.

    Best of luck.

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    Vlad 5 years ago from USA

    I'd say promotion and quality are very important two factors for making money with your hubs :)

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    rpcoolrahul73 5 years ago

    Man...... i read this 5 times...... "awesomely" written...... great job..!!

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    Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

    Good info -- thank you for the work you put into this and for sharing with us.

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    Keith Kong 5 years ago from Hong Kong

    Great one!

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    Melanie Chisnall 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

    Your hubs are well worth the millions of hits they receive...well done!! I can't believe I didn't read this hub earlier, your tips are so helpful, and easy to read. Thanks for writing this, I'm going to start implementing some of these as of today. Fantastic writing and article! Voted up!!

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    SA Shameel 4 years ago from Bangalore

    It is very long hubpage. But very informative and in-depth. Great hub always need applauds. My appaluds and I follow...

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