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Earning Money online from my Hobby – 50 Tips (Pt 1)

Updated on February 5, 2013

Writing is one of my Hobbies. This is my 50th Hub on HP, with tips particularly useful for Newbies. As for those who have been Writing for years, I am looking forward to learning more from you.

I have enjoyed writing and interacting and would like to share 50 Tips I have learnt on my Journey so far…. (30 in this Hub).


  • Register with Google Adsense. A free program that earns you money from displaying Google Ads on your website.
  • Register with Amazon Affiliates - another earning Program.
  • Also, you can register with Ebay.

(you don’t have to register with all, but the potential is there for you to earn from them).

  • Kontera – You can earn money with them, but if you don’t reach the benchmark in a month, they don’t carry the money over and you lose earnings. Its best to use it when you have lots and lots of Traffic.
  • £$ Millions. Don’t expect to be a Millionaire in the first few months. Put in the time now and it will definitely start paying off later. Read this for inspiration 8 – Bloggers who are now Millionaires – but it started with small steps. Hubpages also have very successful bloggers, but I’ll let you do the research. For now, I'm just aiming for the Hundreds, maybe later, the thousands and then some.
  • Free websites. Take advantage and write on maybe a particular hobby/thing that interests you. You can put Adsense on these sites and earn money. I have two.


Hublife in Hubpages

  • Take an interest. Read other people’s hubs. – in most cases they will return the compliment. If you have lots of fans, still find the time to comment on their Hubs, especially the one’s who have just signed up to HP. I’m grateful for the people who did this for me when I was a HP baby. (not saying I’m an oldie now. Lol). It was very encouraging.
  • Don’t spend all the time Hubbing – find more ways to get traffic and improve content.
  • Composing. Split paragraph’s, so its easy to read – not one long block.
  • Hubchallenges. Participate – I found this very rewarding and have since seen an increase in traffic and earnings.
  • Forums. Visit from time to time. It’s interactive. Amongst interesting/funny topics, you can find out and share useful information.
  • Help? Post your question in Forums and you’ll get an answer.


Mmmh. What's the First Lady writing?


  • Researchyour Topic.
  • Choose a good Title.
  • Insert lots of tagsthat relate to the content.
  • Don’t copyfrom text books or other websites.
  • Adwords - Google Key word Tools.Sometimes useful, to see how popular keywords are.
  • Ideas . Read magazines or visit the Idea Bank on HP.
  • Check the latest Google Trends.(I would advise you to copy this link as it updates itself) If you click on it, in a months time, it will bring up trends for that month.
  • Write for other websites. Redgage,, Squidoo, Ezine, Ehow etc etc.
  • Copied content. If you have time check other websites to ensure your work isn’t copied there – so Google don’t flag you. This is becoming very rampant now. See example below. It also has ideas on how to deal with the problem.

Forum Post on a copied content.

  • Work in Progress- have a notebook for potential hubs. You could write a topic on a page. Jot down a few notes. Come back to it in a few days, jot more and after a while, it will all fit in together - ready for publishing. Alternatively, save it as a Word doc.
  • Grammar- Read and read again for grammar and spelling before publishing.
  • Photo's– Take photo’s of everything and anything – especially when you travel. You never know which ones will come in handy for articles. This reduces using photo’s from the internet. You might even capture a special moment for a News Channel or Newspaper - wonders will never cease.
  • Controversial Articles - Don't be hesitant to write them. If you’ve written it, then it must have been from the heart. I was nervous when I published Women and Naked Photos and Will you keep the Baby? but that was then.
  • Twin Hubs – Sometimes split a topic into two. You do more justice to the topic and people can follow the link to the second part. Remember to put the links in. Example. A few of mine:

** Weddings – before you say I do / Weddings – Money Saving Ideas.

** Moving to London – Practical Guide / Moving to London – British Slangs.

** Teenage Files – Let’s talk about Sex / Teenage Files – A – Z Teen Guide.

** or Part 1 and Part 2.


  • Search Engines – Submit your websites to various engines.
  • Add your profile URL’s at the bottom of your auto signature in emails.
  • Backlinks - Post your links on any other websites you have. If you don’t have any, post them on Redgage for free and earn. You can also write for Redgage. They are good. Also try,
  • Where is the traffic coming from? Check progress of your Articles. Which articles are being read and which ones aren’t. Maybe tweak them. HP statistics helps. However, Google Analytics breaks it down more. It gives a more detailed report of your Traffic. Example below.

Google Analytics

You can find out a lot of information e.g Referral sites are further broken down into the actual name of websites and also the Countries (see above, in dark green/light green) who are viewing your Hubs. The report above is for one day - in which people from America, Europe and some from Africa and Australia have viewed my Hubs.

I will publish the remaining 20 Tips in Part 2, otherwise this Hub will be too long and you'll be reading until the cows come home - as we say in London. It will also include a Cheque from Google and more things that I have learnt since writing this Hub.

Apart from writing on HP, I have also met many lovely people. Some are very encouraging, some supportive, some really tickle me, some I am in contact with outside HP and some unknowing to them, are Mentors to me. I’m glad my paths crossed with such people, I’m so tempted to write names, but you know who you are (except the Mentors) and I appreciate you, Thank you. Also, not forgetting Hubpages - Thanks for the opportunity.

** Want Increased Earnings?

Join me at TRIOND  and earn more on Adsense and Page impressions (Articles can be as little as 100 Words) or just post Photos.•*♡✰


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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Aaaawh Thanks so much DrPastorCarlotta.

      God bless you too.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Your always trying to help others, I just love you for this! Lady_E you'll always be a light that shines to others! God Bless you! Much Love....

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers WookieWonderfuls - Glad you found it useful.

      Best Wishes.

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      WookieWonderfuls 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for the brilliant hub :) gave me a few ideas.

      Very informative. Thanks again :)

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK


      Glad you found it useful. Thanks

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      EnjoyYourLife 7 years ago from New York

      Excellent, informative hub. Can't wait for part 2!



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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Acaetnna - Glad you found it useful.

      Hope all is well with you.

      Best Wishes. :)

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      I'm glad I found this hub of yours Lady_E - it is a brilliant help. Thanks.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Kaite. Glad you enjoyed it and I really wish you well with Writing. Hope you enjoy it, as well as making a reasonable amount.

      Best Wishes. :)

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Thanks for the helpful reminders to keep us focused on earning money online from writing. It is often the smallest of details we over look or never get that make all the difference in making money online. I especially liked the lolcat. Big fan of them! Peace:)

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Jeffrey - Glad you found it useful. Regards.

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      Jeffrey Tymczak 7 years ago from Amelia Island

      Great collection of information and tips. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to your next hub, I will definitely be rating this USEFUL hub UP!!! ;)

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks Betty and welcome to HP. If I can be of any further help, hollar at me. Best Wishes

      ** Thanks Sunnyglitter. Regards.

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      Sunnyglitter 7 years ago from Cyberspace

      Great tips. Thanks.

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      bettyjeanbell 7 years ago

      Thanks for the great articles. I'm new to blogging and Hubpages. Your articles are magnetic and easy to digest. I'm enjoying them!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Dawn.

      All the Best. :)

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      Dawn Michael 7 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

      great information on your hub, I like the part about spliting it in two parts I am going to try that one!

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers nadp. Wishing you success on HP. :)

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      nadp 8 years ago from WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

      Thanks for the answer to my question about the preview page. There's so much to learn! But hubs like this one make that easier and easier to do. Great job!

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks Gyan group.

      ** I'm still learning too FGual. lol.

      ** Wishing you goodluck with it Smashking.

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      SMASHKING 8 years ago

      nice thoughts, def will use your advice

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      FGual 8 years ago from USA

      Enjoyed reading this great Hub. Still learning Hubpages.

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      gyangroup 8 years ago

      I am even more impressed with this article.

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Ilovehubs. You are welcome.

      Best Wishes. :)

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      ilovehubs 8 years ago from North America

      Hi Lady_E,

      I like the way you put this info step by step and explained in a manner that anyone can understand. Thanks for viewing my hubs and leaving comments.

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Dinkan

      Wishing you good luck with it.

      Thanks for your comments, I have a habit of reading at least one Hub of every one who fans me and also like to keep up with other Hubbers. So many Hubs to catch up on.... lol.


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      dinkan53 8 years ago from India

      nice tips and I'm bookmarking this page. You know, you are one among the most active hubbers. Keep it up and good luck

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Hi RTalloni - There's a lot to take in when you start, but I'm positive you'll figure it out as you go. My advice would be to pop into HP Forums once in a while or often. If you don't want to interact - at least read the info Hubbers post. It helps a lot. E,g people asking Q's about Hubbing could be the same Q you have been asking yourself. There are a lot of helpful tips there.

      Good Luck :)

      ** Hi Bluesky, welcome to HP. I read on Forums that Ebay are cutting down on taking people, but Amazon is pretty good. Kontera is good if you have a lof of traffic (people) viewing your Hubs and also if you don't make a certain amount in a month, you can't carry the money over (like Adsense and Amazon, you lose it. So your okay so far.

      Best of Luck. :)

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      Olalekan Abiola 8 years ago from Abuja

      Oh i love this... I'm a Nigerian and started blogging in November, I already joined Amazon Associate but I don't know how and kontera works. If I'm eligible to participate or not.

      Thanks for the tips and keep up the good work.

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      RTalloni 8 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks! I needed this. Am still trying to figure it all out. This will be helpful!

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      fishtiger58 8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      I love Redgage, thanks Lady E

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Fishtiger for your comments. It was nice to see you on Redgage.

      Best Wishes.

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      fishtiger58 8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Thanks for the tips. Great article.

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hola Hypnodude,

      thanks for your kind comments.

      Brava persona. :)

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      Andrew 8 years ago from Italy

      Great hub, very enlightening. I don't want to repeat myself so I won't say that I like your style of writing. Oh, well, I did it anyway. :)

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      ** MPurcell, I'm glad you found it useful. Thanks.

      ** Helloooooooo Skye2day, I hope it helps you and I hope those Adsense cheques roll in to you, every month.

      Many thanks. :)

      ** Thanks for your comments CharlesGold. Thx for the link.

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      CharlesGold 8 years ago

      Thanks!!! This is great. I saw an article that I like very much. Left you the link here. Take a look.

      I apreciatte your advice.

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      skye2day 8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Lady_E Hey you, This is an awesome hub. I bookmarked. I am into simplicity on tech skills. Perfet hub for all walks on hub pages. A big thums up. I know this was one of your first 50? Thanks for Blessing me.I just voted for you in the HP globes. You have worked so hard. You have shared a wealth of info. You have Blessed and touched any hearts, souls and minds with your God given talents. I am so PROUD of my hp angel You are a sweetie, I am grateful our paths have crossed. Love ya, Hugs + + +

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      mpurcell10 8 years ago from Arkansas

      Love it! Thank you from a newbee

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Lightwalker

      I hope you enjoy writing on HP and wish you success.

      Best Wishes, E.

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      Lightwalker 8 years ago

      Thank you. As a newbie, I will definitely be following this advice. I'm looking forward to reading, learning, and sharing.

      Blessings of peace, joy, love and all the good stuff.

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      raj 8 years ago

      Its a nice article

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      emievil 8 years ago from Philippines

      Hey Lady_E. I didn't get to congratulate you on your 50th hub or the fact that you're nearing 300 fans. My bad! Congratulations! This is a great hub. Short, simple tips that are very easy to follow. Thanks!

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      Philip Cooper 8 years ago from Olney

      Nice informative hub. Thanks

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      lashanrenee 8 years ago

      Oh, my what great info, i love your hubs!!

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      Chen 8 years ago

      Hello :-)

      Great hub,really!

      I will check Redgage never heard of them.

      Read your comment,Thank you so much by the way,it is very big help for new guy like me :-)

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      Jane@CM 8 years ago

      Good information, I've bookmarked it to keep me focused :)

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      syras mamun 8 years ago

      Lady_E lots of useful information.Surely I am gonna follow your tips.looking forward to your next part of this hub.Congrats on publishing your 50 hubs!!

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks again - June. :)

      James, Thanks for your comments. Nice of you to drop by again. :)

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      james 8 years ago

      Thank you for this gift. Waiting for the other 20.

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      june688 8 years ago

      Very useful. Thanks for sharing.

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Nancy's Niche and Trimar. :)

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      trimar7 8 years ago from New York

      Great advice for newcomers!

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      Nancy's Niche 8 years ago

      Great collection of information for making money on line…Thanks for sharing the “wealth”… :-)

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks you lovely people for dropping by with encouraging comments. Much appreciated. :)

      Thank you Pete, learnt a few of them from you. :)

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      loveofnight 8 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      good info thx 4 share

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      Pete Maida 8 years ago

      These are great tips. If I ever expect get serious about writing I need to do these things.

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      Philipo 8 years ago from Nigeria

      Great tips. Very informative and detailed. I will definitely put them into practice. Thanks for sharing.

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      Waren E 8 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

      Great tips on making a good hub that earns!

      Thanks for sharing Lady_E!: )

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      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I love tips - they serve as a pep talk for me.! Thanks for all of them and I look forward to the next pep talk - part 2 - and you are so right about breaking up paragraphs - and even a hub if it is too long!

      Thanks again!

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      Duchess OBlunt 8 years ago

      Great collection of information and tips. I look forward to Part 2.


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