ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How many Hubs do you need to make a living from Hubpages?

Updated on March 14, 2012

How many Hubs do you need to write a day? A week?

Every writer on Hubpages wants the same thing: To make money writing online. However, few will actually make enough money to say that they are successful at this business.

I constantly keep asking myself this question, and answering this question for other fellow hubbers: when did I start making enough money from Hubpages to not worry about money in general, and How many hubs did it take for me to get there?

Well, I'm going to answer these questions and MORE on this hub!

How do you make a living from Hubpages?

Although I have yet to find the "magical" way of making money online, other than simply by writing, and sharing my work with other writers, I can honestly say that between the beginning of LAST year, and beginning of THIS year, I have gotten a little bit more lucky in a sense.

Do not get me wrong, I have been working almost every single day since I started my freelance business. The word: "Vacation" has completely lost its meaning to me, since i haven't had one since the day I had my son!

What I mean from "lucky" is simply this: Since I have been working more, I've noticed a spike on traffic from ALL of my hubs combined, NOT to mention, the immediate traffic that I achieve when I publish MULTIPLE hubs at a time!

When I publish more than one Hub a day, my traffic usually increases between 50 views to a healthy 100 or more. This means that if I were to publish 3 hubs today, I would get more than 400 views. Taking in mind i'm also earning from the Hubpages Earnings program, This means between 3 or 4 dollars a day.

Yes, it may not seem like much to hubbers, and it may seem like a poor excuse for making a living on hubpages, however, I'm ALSO making money from PREVIOUS hubs I've published in the past. This means that for every 10 hubs I've published in the past, I've made over $10 every week.

*Keep in mind, I have more than 90 hubs published. (Not including THIS hub)

So, if we were all paying attention, I didn't start earning money by publishing ONE hub and then moving on to other writing websites. I published hubs about topics that I knew, and made sure I had SEVERAL hubs on each topic!

Answering the question of the day: How many Hubs do you need to make a living from Hubpages?

So, how many do you need?

100? 200? 300?

I've seen Hubbers that have more than 1000 hubs published on Hubpages, however, their names are not mentioned on the "Success stories" section of this Website.

I honestly do not think that there is a certain amount of Hubs that you need to have in order to make money from Hubpages. It doesn't hurt to have more than 100 Hubs to make a great living on here. What DOES matter is the QUALITY of the hubs that you are publishing.

I've made the mistake of thinking that I could publish HUNDREDS of hubs at a time, and watch my income spiral out of control!

Needless to say, it didn't happen.

You need Quality Hubs to start making money on Hubpages. This means that your hubs have to have the kind of Information that readers want to read about, and can understand. You have to cover all of your bases in each Hub.

For example:

If you are writing a "How to" Article, answer every question that your readers could ask on your Hub.

What, Who, when, where and why? If you answer any and all questions on your hubs, then your readers will BOOKMARK your hubs, and come back to read MORE of your articles.

Having Loyal readers is a GREAT way to start making more money on Hubpages.

You need to write Hubs that are filled with useful information to keep readers coming back your work!

Q: So, How many hubs do you need to make money from Hubpages?

A: As many Hubs as you can write with plenty of information to help readers!

It may sound simple, but a lot of Hubbers still experience a lot of problems when they want to increase their income online.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Millionaire Tips profile image

      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      This is great information Jess. The hubs do work together, and as you gain credibility and can show your expertise, the worth of all of your hubs go up. A lot of people tell you not to put all your eggs in one basket, and publish lots of places, but I'm not sure how you can gain the credibility, expertise and momentum that way.

    • Rusticliving profile image

      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Jessi for yet another fabulous tutorial. Your Hubs have certainly helped me learn so much since I joined HubPages. Keep'm coming! Voted up!


    • TIMETRAVELER2 profile image

      TIMETRAVELER2 5 years ago

      Excellent info. Thank you!

    • barbergirl28 profile image

      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Unfortunately making money on Hubpages has a lot to do with SEO, as well as having good quality content. If your stuff isn't found... it won't make you a dime. Although I will admit when I published a hub a day, I did see a rise in my traffic. However, the rise in traffic for me didn't always correlate in earnings. I think it is one of those mysteries that you can have a theory, but not anything concrete... almost like a hubscore.

      Well thought out hub and very useful information for someone hoping to earn a few bucks here and there!

    • cclitgirl profile image

      Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago from Western NC

      Brilliant! Great tips, ideas and thank you for sharing your personal story on your journey to making some income. It gives hope for the lot of us! :)

    • Author Cheryl profile image

      Cheryl 5 years ago

      Yes this may be true but the real fact is if you can't get a google ad sense account your can't make money. So tell me why google adsense has had my application on hold for three months and there is no way to contact them. Tell how you make money without google adsense because I just don't see it happening.

    • tillsontitan profile image

      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Good advice and information Jessi. I guess we have to just keep writing!

    • emilybee profile image

      emilybee 5 years ago

      Great information! Voted up.

    • Sidewinder6661 profile image

      Leese Wright 5 years ago from Manchester, UK

      Great information and advice. Thank you for the tips and fr sharing your experience so far.

    • Authordent profile image

      Authordent 5 years ago from Kent, UK

      I`ve just started, and this has been a solid piece of advice and reading. Thankyou! I`ll keep following.

    • zmalenurse profile image

      zmalenurse 5 years ago from Sydney

      Many have believed in a rare probability, making a living from online income, that has lots of ingredients to come to be true. Most hubbers are not getting anything (Wise guess) and some just succeeded through time. Nice hub and thanks for discussing the issue.

    • DAWNEMARS profile image

      DAWNEMARS 5 years ago from The Edge of a Forest in Europe

      This is a really interesting discussion here. Thanks for the information.

    • CZCZCZ profile image

      CZCZCZ 5 years ago from Oregon

      Great hub, and was interesting to read your perspective on making money from hubpages. Congrats on your successes so far and into the future.

    • brsmom68 profile image

      Diane Ziomek 5 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      Great Hub! I agree with the quality versus quantity theory. Articles that have some value to them will earn more than those that are basically a bunch of gibberish. I have been here over two years and am now just seeing an increase in earnings; and I must note this increase is in the HubPages Ad Program as opposed to Google Adsense.

      I will check my stats on a regular basis, and I only have a few articles that are being read consistently. My total articles at this point is 45, but less than 10 are getting regular views. I attribute this to the fact those particular articles have information others want to learn. The others are more about my life and things I have done and let's face it, nobody cares. I can respect that as a writer, although it was disheartening at first. I have learned a lot in my two years of freelancing and now am more careful about the content I provide.

      Your Hub is filled with information all beginner Hubbers should read and follow. Once again, great hub!

      Voted up and useful!

    • moonlake profile image

      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      So much good information. I've been here 4 years but my hubs are not money makers. You have quality hubs. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jessi10 profile image

      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      I can honestly say, I didn't expect this reaction from this hub! I'm very flattered! Hopefully, I can reply every single comment!

    • Riverfish24 profile image

      Riverfish24 5 years ago from United States

      Thank you, this is great advice and points to follow for newbies like me.

    • KT Banks profile image

      KT Banks 5 years ago from Texas

      I don't write hubs to make money directly from them. I write about what I think is interesting, or when I want to share information with people.

      Initially I was hoping to drive traffic to my website and hopefully sell more books, and that does happen. But mostly I just enjoy the community of writers here, and I've made some interesting friends.

      I'm happy that you are making money here, if that is why you're here though. Good for you!

    • X-Con profile image

      X-Con 5 years ago from The Free World!

      Short, sweet, and to the point. I agree with you about having quality hubs. I strive for quality in my hubs about my previous life of crime and imprisonment of eight years, and I have been seeing a steady increase in my daily earnings as my audience has been growing. It's only pennies now. However, I'm already earning 40 times more on a daily basis than when I started. I see potential here. I have a You Tube account that gets quite a bit of traffic which adds to it, too.

    • Jessi10 profile image

      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thank you everyone for commenting!

      Millionaire Tips: You're comment makes a lot of sense! You can certainly publish articles in more than one website, but you also have be able to keep up with them and work on getting traffic to them. It's a lot of hard work.

      Rustic Living: I am so glad that my Hubs are helping you achieve your goals! I am flattered, and glad that I am able to help you in any way. If you have questions, do let me know how I can help you!

      Time traveler2: Thank you for reading and commenting!

      barber girl28: You're right! Sometimes even when we have GREAT traffic to our Hubs, we do not GREAT earnings. This is mostly because our Traffic views, and our actual impressions are different. Its also different with Adsense. I'm writing a hub about this topic soon. Hope it helps you!

      Cclitgirl: Thank you so much for your comment! I'm so glad that I am able to help you out as much as I can!

      Author Cheryl: I honestly have never had a problem with Google Adsense, or Google in general.. I couldn't tell you why you are having issues with them. The only piece of advice I can give you is this: try to contact them, if you can't or they wont respond to you, then close your account, and start again.. Or read their rules and regulations and see what you can do to move things along, because it sounds to me, like they should tell you what is wrong with your account.

    • Jessi10 profile image

      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Tillsontitan: Keeping up with your writing is the best way to make money online.

      emilybee: Thank you for your comment! I'm glad you enjoyed the Hub!

      Sidewinder6661: I'm glad you enjoyed this piece of information!

      Authordent: Thank you for following, and thank you for reading my Hubs!

      zmalenurse: Making money online is NOT going to be easy. The cold hard truth is that those that ARE making money online are doing so because they have put in the hours, and the work. You can make money from Hubpages, it is just all about working towards your goal. Trial and error, and just trying different ways to get your career where you want it.

      DAWNEMARS: Thank you for reading my Hub. I appreciate you taking the time to read it!

      CZCZCZ: Thank you so much for your words! My success is nothing but a reflection of my hard work. Nothing less.. Anyone can have this success..

      brsmom68: Sounds to me like you are doing great on HUbpages. When I first started writing on this website, I had A LOT of trouble understanding how so many writers were making the money that I couldn't.. Then I started to REALLY work at it. Writing on Hubpages is great because you can work as much as you want, and really talk to other writers that are making a living on here. You can't really do that with other websites. My best piece of advice, is simply this: work hard, and do your research. Make sure you give your readers the best information that there is!

      Moonlake: Thank you for commenting! I'm glad you liked this hub! Keep a look out for my future Hubs!

      Riverfish24: I'm really glad you liked this hub! Thank you for stopping by!

      KT Banks: Thank you for stopping by. I am happy with my results. There are times when I do not believe I am making the money that I am, but I have very important reasons to keep going with my work! Thank you for your words!

      X-Con: I am really glad you found this Hub interesting. I am sure your Hubs will make money too. Thank you for stopping by. I am looking forward to reading your Hubs!

    • mrpudgy profile image

      Clifford Beaver 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Manitoba

      Great article. Others should keep in mind that if you are hubbing about a particular niche, interlink your articles so that readers follow and read your other articles instead of just the one they found on Google or something.

      Anchor links are amazing tools that a lot of people often overlook, and they can be used in hubpages also. I recommend doing this.

    • X-Con profile image

      X-Con 5 years ago from The Free World!

      mrpudzy - Good advice. I've been doing that on my "Road to Ruin" series, and it has generated good results.

    • mary615 profile image

      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I can't imagine writing 2 or 3 Hubs a day! This is an excellent Hub, loaded with good advice.

    • dmop profile image

      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      The more I write the better I get, and the better readership I get. I'm not really making any money from my writing yet, but I can see my audience grow day by day. Voted up and useful.

    • Jessi10 profile image

      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      mrpudgy; Thank you so much for your comment, and thank you for adding that piece of advice! I will have to write in soon!

      Mary615: Thank you for stopping by, and taking the time to comment on my Hub! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

      Dmop: If you keep working towards your goal, I can guarantee you, you will make the money that you want! Thank you for your comment!

    • dilipchandra12 profile image

      Dilip Chandra 5 years ago from India

      Great hub Jessi, very informative and useful. Well written, i appreciate your effort for focusing on the issue, Quality is important but not the quantity :)

    • Jessi10 profile image

      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      dilipchandra12: thank you for your kind comment! I'm glad you were able to take something from this Hub! Keep a lookout for future hubs on this subject, and related!

    • Reves-diary profile image

      Reve 5 years ago from Dhaka

      Whenever I check these success stories on HubPages, I just keep on wondering on how these people did manage to write thousands of hubs within this short period of time. I personally found it really difficult to write a single in each day! Its not going to be possible for me :/

      Anyway well done Jessi. Your hub will surely help some newcomers like me. Btw you can also check out one of my hubs where I have told a story of mine :)

    • Author Cheryl profile image

      Cheryl 5 years ago

      But the truth is if you can't get a google adsense account your not going to make any money period. That's just the way it is. How many people on here actually have been successful in obtaining a google adsense account? That is my question because I don't think its that easy to get one. I applied and was denied, applied again my application has been on hold for three months. There is no way to contact them. I don't see making any money from hub pages unless you can obtain a google account

    • brsmom68 profile image

      Diane Ziomek 5 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      @Author Cheryl - I have had an AdSense account for over 2 years, and had no trouble getting one. I have not earned enough however to even get my first cheque from them. I am earning consistenly with the HubPages Ad Program however. Once again, not enough to receive a cheque yet but my earning are consistently growing now that I have more articles submitted. I am not 100% sure if you need an AdSense account to participate in the HubPages Ad Program - you may wish to check the FAQ regarding that.

    • alocsin profile image

      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I think also beyond the quality writing, you have to apply marketing techniques such as search engine optimization and backlinking. These build traffic for your hub, so you can increase income. Voting this Up and Useful.

    • Jessi10 profile image

      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Reves-Diary: Thank you so much for stopping by, and reading my hub!

      You can be the next success story with patience. If you check the success stories, some of these people have been writing for YEARS on Hubpages. It didn't happen overnight. Being a writer means being able to write as much as we want..

      Simply keep writing, focus on growing your traffic and see the difference that, that makes!

      AuthorCheryl: I honestly do not know why you can't get approve for your adsense account. I didn't have a problem getting my account. If you can't get a hold of them, then try to apply again. It makes no sense to me why they would put you on hold..

      Alocsin: Those are valuable points. I'm adding a second piece to this Hub about those points. Thank you for Voting!

    • Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image

      Jo_Goldsmith11 5 years ago

      Hello. Lots of great info here. I have two months to go to reach one year here on HP. I like money, don't get me wrong. I am here to receive feedback from others more than money. The wonderful feedback a writer receives is more than all the gold in the world. I voted up and shared. Way to go! I wish you much luck. :)

    • daisyf1305 profile image

      Daisy Fabelo 5 years ago from miami beach

      I love your hub,,, very informative, I had to share it because the bloggers on my FB would really enjoy your hub... Also will add you to my work from home muse blog...great hub...

    • the-remedy profile image

      the-remedy 5 years ago from Houston

      Appreciate the strait to the point approach. Will take this information and apply it in the future.

    • profile image

      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Good information. I'm new here and trying to figure some of it out as I go. I've learned so much! Thanks for sharing.!

    • tarajeyaram profile image

      tarajeyaram 5 years ago from Wonderland

      This is a great hub. Thank you for the information. You have to work at it everyday. It is like having a job. I am pretty sure it will pay off. Useful and voting up and up.

    • MelChi profile image

      Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Excellent advice, thank you! Look forward to reading more of your hubs :)

    • birdslover profile image

      birdslover 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I completely agree with you. It doesn't matter how many hubs you have, what matters is the quality of your hubs. thanks!!

    • KimberlyLake profile image

      Kimberly Lake 5 years ago from California

      Good information. An honest assessment of the road to earnings on HP. Voted up and shared.

    • Nambahu profile image

      Nambahu 5 years ago from Cape Town

      I've also come to realise that its not the quantity of the hubs but the quality that matters.

      If the hubs content is really good, readers will keep coming back for more.

    • profile image

      mikeydcarroll67 5 years ago

      Its important to be able to provide content that readers enjoy and are willing to share/comment on. Doing so can help them provide a chance to get more of what you want.

    • cookies4breakfast profile image

      cookies4breakfast 5 years ago from coastal North Carolina

      Voted up. You've given us some great information, and I thank you for taking the time to share! I'm going to review every Hub I've written and try to improve. Wish me luck!

    • taw2012 profile image

      taw2012 5 years ago from India

      you have answered the questions which i was looking at for an answer. Than you.

    • prasetio30 profile image

      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Based on my experience, I need more than one hundred hubs. At least we get regularly reader and usually it took one years for good standing income from HubPages. Very inspiring hub. Thanks for writing and share with us. Success for you!


    • Scottye Davis profile image

      Scottye Davis 5 years ago

      This was very informative, Thanks For the info!

    • rahul0324 profile image

      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      very useful information indeed... Nice informative hub you have here!! voted up! thanks for the share

    • Pannonica profile image

      Pannonica 5 years ago

      Hi Jessi, Many thanks for a very informative hub. I have written 14 now but keep seeking out hubs like yours in order to learn. Obviously we all hope that in time payment will follow, but we still need this learning curve. Thank you and voted up.

    • CookwareBliss profile image

      CookwareBliss 5 years ago from Winneconne, WI

      Hello Jessi, I am have been a hubber for a couple of months now and want to say thanks for such a well written hub. The information you provided was great and motivated me to write more. Thanks!

    • Jessi10 profile image

      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      I really wish I could respond to EVERY single one of my comments.. Time doesn't really allow me to say THANK YOU to every single person who took the time to read this HUB. But, I will try!

    • Jessi10 profile image

      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Jo_Goldsmith11: Hubpages is a great place for any writer to expand their writing skills, and even start making money from their work. I hope you continue to write for Hubpages in the future, and make money.

      daisyf1305: Thank you so much for your support and heart warming comment! I really appreciate that! I'm going to be launching a new blog soon, which will be a collection of popular hubs, and some blog posts that are popular online. Make sure you check them out!

      the-remedy: Thank you for reading my Hub, and for your support!

      kelleyward: I'm so glad my hub was able to help you in some way. If you need more help, be sure to check out my other work, or check out my blogs!

      tarajeyaram: Thank you for your comment. Writing for Hubpages IS like having a job. That's a great way to think about it. The more you write, and interact with others, the more you earn. Its amazing. Thank you for reading!

      MelChi: Thank you for reading my work! I'll be looking forward to Reading some of your work!

      birdslover: Your comment is very true! Quality is much more important than quality! Thank you for stopping by!

      KimberlyLake: Thank you for your vote, and for sharing. I appreciate the support. I hope you meet your own goals here on HP.

      Nambahu: Your comment is very true. If you want loyal readers, you have to create great content, and be able to provide your readers with information worth coming back for.

      mikeydcarroll67: You are very right. Many writers do not realize the power that Content can have for their profiles on HP.

      cookies4breakfast: I hope you are able to improve your Hubs, and create great content for your readers!

      taw2012: thank you for reading. I am Really glad that I was able to help you out.

      prasetio30: Thank you for sharing your experience here on HP with me. It does take a good amount of Hubs to make money on HP. I've gotten lucky enough to make money with less than 100 hubs. Thank you for stopping by.

      Scottye Davis: Thank you for reading! Keep a look out for future Hubs.

      rahul0324: Thank you for your vote, and for sharing!

      Pannonica: I hope you find the information that you need on HP. I'm glad my hub was able to help you.

      CookwareBliss: I'm glad my hub was able to help you and motivate you. Keep working on HP and I hope you meet your goal and earn! Thank you for stopping by!

    • healthnutchef profile image

      healthnutchef 5 years ago from Evansville, Indiana

      Thanks for the information Jessi. This is my first week on Hubpages. Your insight was timely for me.

    • archgirl1985 profile image

      archgirl1985 5 years ago from Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

      Thank you! This was very helpful. I am new here, and have been slowly figuring it out. You were very straight forward about it, and I can appreciate that.

    • EuroCafeAuLait profile image

      Anastasia Kingsley 5 years ago from Croatia, Europe

      Hi Jess,

      Great hub, you confirmed my suspicions. Get a topic you love and take it to the limit, like I do with all things Croatia (my new home since 1999). I also have about 90 hubs and just recently have seen my earnings go from 1 or 2 cents a day til today - 24cents. That's a far cry from your $10 a day, but I see how earnings can be exponential - they quadruple. I'm writing more, with time constraints, and revisiting old hubs to see how they can be improved upon, now that I have finally gotten a handle on what it takes to create a great hub. Bookmarked, voted up and awesome. My goal is a $500 month payout - that would be fine with me :)

    • Kiwi Max profile image

      Max Zvyagintsev 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Hi Jess,

      I found your hub very useful since I'm just starting out in hubpages myself.

    • knowthefact profile image

      knowthefact 5 years ago

      really nice hub just wondered when i read your full hub...outstanding..!!!

      from my opinion, your are an excellent writer, however, if you have more than 200 hubs then you can make somehow $5 per day easily without applying any SEO...

    • Jessi10 profile image

      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thank you so much for all of your comments everyone! I am going to try to respond to every one shortly!

    • mycudjoe profile image

      mycudjoe 5 years ago

      a great piece of advice there. Thank You.

    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Great hub! Awesome, useful, interesting, and voted up! You've done very well. Gives inspiration to keep on going! Thanks!

    • Duchessoflilac1 profile image

      Rebecka Vigus 5 years ago from Johns Island, SC

      Thanks because I wondered how often I should be creating hubs. My first was yesterday. Now that I know I should be doing more per day I'll get busy.

    • anusujith profile image

      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Good Information. Hope I would get inspiration from this. thank you very much

    • rhondakate profile image

      rhondakate 5 years ago from California

      I'm an aspiring journalist and joined HubPages literally a few minutes ago. This article answered a bunch of my questions; thanks so much.

    • nihar2 profile image

      nihar2 5 years ago

      this hub is something i was looking for since i joined.

      Thanks a lot Jessi. Nice Hubbing. Up it goes.

    • The Marker profile image

      The Marker 5 years ago

      This hub is very helpful! It actually answered my question since I learned that earning is possible in HP. Voted up and shared!


    • Hippie-Girl profile image

      Janelle 5 years ago from Oklahoma, USA

      Hey, thanks. I just started writing for Hubpages and this was helpful information.

    • Dina Blaszczak profile image

      Dina Blaszczak 5 years ago from Poland

      Good summary of information especially useful for beginners. And your style of writing is clear and has a nice structure, I like it. Voted up and useful.

    • mljdgulley354 profile image

      mljdgulley354 5 years ago

      Great hub. It gives hope as well as help to all of us on hubpages.

    • ThePracticalMommy profile image

      Marissa 5 years ago from United States

      I'm really glad you emphasized quality vs. quantity with hubs. I hope a lot of the new hubbers on the site take note of that!

      I also agree with what many of the other hubbers said above: being wise with marketing strategies and keywords, SEO, etc is essential when trying to get more traffic to the hubs. If people can't find the hubs, how are they going to read them and potentially bring you more money?

      Great hub! Voted up, useful and sharing!

    • Dahlia Flower profile image

      Dahlia Flower 5 years ago from Canada

      I enjoyed your hub. I only write when the urge strikes, but I can see you have some good advice for people who want to earn money. Hubpages is certainly the most state-of-the-art writing site around. Voting up and interesting.

    • Pamela N Red profile image

      Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

      Quality is always better than quantity. You can have hundreds of bad articles and not make any money or you can have a handful of great pieces that get a lot of valuable traffic.

      Writing more helps improve your work but that doesn't mean you should post everything you create.

    • editorsupremo profile image

      editorsupremo 5 years ago from London, England

      Great information Jess. I also notice traffic coming through from hubs that I wrote at the beginning of my membership. Writing 2 to 3 hubs a day, say at 450 words each, that has been researched for keyword traffic, and optimized using keywords, will enable anyone to make a living on hubapges.

      Voted up!

    • JamesPoppell profile image

      JamesPoppell 5 years ago

      Excellent hub Jess. I like your informative style. This was an uplifting and motivating hub. Vote up and a tweet.

    • Bethany Lynn profile image

      Bethany Lynn 5 years ago

      Awesome hub! Thank you so much for sharing your hard learned lessons. Looking forward to learning more from you!

    • profile image

      Hubert Williams 5 years ago

      Very good information, written in an interesting way. Thank you

    • greatstuff profile image

      Mazlan 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Very good and informative. Just wondering how traffic can increase when you publish multiple hubs a day? I live in Asia and I noticed that the time of day of posting your hub is crucial (I need to coincide with the US time) to catch the initial traffic. I get less traffic (initially) if I publish during your sleeping hours. Not sure if anyone else has similar problem.

    • WE5 profile image

      WE5 5 years ago

      hi there,

      I read this Hub out of curiosity knowing full well that the answer to the question is a moving target! The magic of Hubs is that it connects you to individuals world wide who are willing to engage! This expansion of communication offers the opportunity to make money, or to grow intellectually, or to find an association with people who feel like yourself. It's not about the money, and the sooner one realizes that, there's a good chance that the money will come! Odd stuff that.

    • profile image

      cashtips 5 years ago from Africa

      your hub info on success is really inspiring, i would love to learn more from your hubs cause writing is not really to easy and i want persons that are really inspiring like you, to educate me more on writing and any other way to succeed online, thanks i would check out your old hubs and pray i learn something new about writing there.

    • creativelycc profile image

      Carrie L. Cronkite 5 years ago from Maine

      Good solid information, thank you. Writing quality hubs is the key to success for freelancing. This hub was very encouraging.

    • Jessi10 profile image

      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thank you TO EVERYONE that has commented on this HUB! I appreciate you guys taking the time to read my work, and comment on it! I really wish I had the time to comment back to EVERYONE but because of SO much work, and the AMOUNT of responses, I simply can't.

      If anyone has more questions or wants to talk to me more privately, please feel free to email me!

      Thank you!


    • Jessi10 profile image

      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thank you EVERYONE for commenting. I appreciate all of you guys taking time to read my work.

      If anyone has more questions, or comments, or want more advice, feel free to e-mail me! I love talking to other fellow writers!

      Thank you

      ~ Blessings!

    • profile image

      amelianotbedelia 5 years ago

      I love writing and freelance used to scare me a little bit because the lack of an organized schedule, but your hub was very helpful and well-written.

      You give me hope that a career as a freelancer can be do-able.

      Do you find it fulfilling as well?


    • cangetthere profile image

      Paula 5 years ago from New Zealand


      Thankyou for writing this hub.I have not written a hub for a while as I have been blogging flat out but you may have inspired me to put more effort into my hubpages.It is so easy to get side tracked online and go off the path.Time has also become a big issue for me.

      You have given me hope.Thankyou.Would love to be able to go full time with online work.

    • jacqui2011 profile image

      jacqui2011 5 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

      What a very interesting and informative hub, full of facts and tips. I haven't been able to dedicate as much time on HP as I would like due to my work, but I would love to work from home and write all day long. Need to get a lot more hubs on and build traffic. Thank you for sharing this invaluable information. Voted up - useful/interesting.

    • thost profile image

      thost 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Great Hub. I need to write good Hubs with good information. Better put my thinking cap on. Thanks and vote up.

    • AboutInvesting profile image

      AboutInvesting 5 years ago from United States

      I think it is more about quality than quantity. Ad views are what will ultimately ring the register so I would imagine a few great articles that get great traffic could easily be better than hundreds that just get one or two visits each day.

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      i always learn a lot from your hubs, Jessi. this one is no exception. Voted up and sharing.

    • anglnwu profile image

      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Good useful information. Now, to keep writing quality hubs.

    • Debby Bruck profile image

      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Dear Jess ~ I wonder how many actually make a living on Hubpages. I mean on Hubpages alone ~ really, anyone who brings in some funds must have a whole web of connected resources to earn enough to pay the bills. Blessings, Debby

    • Vegas Elias profile image

      Vegas Elias 5 years ago from Mumbai


      Very helpful article. I can be a profuse writer because I think and keep thinking a lot. I can start putting all my thoughts on hubpages.

      Thanks again for the valuable hints.


    • jpcmc profile image

      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Getting hubbers to read your work is one thing, but getting non-hubbers to visit and read as well is anther. It pays to get the as much readers as you can. Writing about the right topics, observing proper writing styles and techniques and most importantly writing consistently will definitely help. I never thought i'd make money in hubpages. But the once little trickles is getting a little more motivating. LOL

    • arpitme profile image

      arpitme 5 years ago from Raipur (C.G.) India

      I like your hub I have one query. I am new in hubpages, for generating money i need a paypal account. Is paypal charge for annual maintenance like credit cards and also is it safe for use.

    • smartincome profile image

      Lor M 5 years ago from Philippines

      Voted up! Great hub! Very useful information. Indeed, quality matters most than quantity. :)

    • christollesseb profile image

      christollesseb 5 years ago from UK ME ASIA


      A great help to many hubbers new and old. The responses show that you hit the nail on the head for sure. Quality content, informative and evergreen seem to be the keys to longevity. These are the hubs that keep getting read. Like this one! Well done! Voted up. Cheers Christo.

    • deepateresa profile image

      DEEPA JOHN 5 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      Very useful info for the beginners..

      Thanks for sharing ...

    • sjwigglywoo profile image

      sjwigglywoo 5 years ago from UK

      Glad I found your hub, lots of useful information. I have only just started on hub and published 2 so far, but I'm working on increasing my hubs. As you say quality not quantity is the key.

    • HawaiiHeart profile image

      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for providing such great info. It's always enlightening to read everyone's experiences.

    • alamch profile image

      alamch 5 years ago

      nice information thanks

    • jaybos profile image

      jaybos 5 years ago from Utah

      This was a very interesting hub. I, like so many others, am still learning about how to really make money from Hubpages. Your thoughts and experiences here are very helpful. Thanks!

    • Jessi10 profile image

      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thank you so much to EVERYONE who has commented on my Hub! It feels more than Amazing to know that my work is helping writers achieve more on hubpages.

      I am So busy keeping up with Every Hub of mine, and other blogs, that It may take me a little while to respond to every comment! But I promise, slowly i will respond.

      once again, thank you so much to everyone who has commented on this HUb. You guys do not know just how much I appreciate it!


    • Kebennett1 profile image

      Kebennett1 5 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

      Thank you for the information. It is nice to hear that there really are people who are able to thrive in the hub writing "business". I enjoy writing and do it to relax but the money is a great side benefit!

    • annieooi profile image

      annieooi 5 years ago

      Good sharing. Thanks for the tips.

    • chef-de-jour profile image

      Andrew Spacey 5 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      Many thanks for the tips and information. As in all walks of life the message is : work hard,learn from those who know then share your knowledge. If things work out and you earn some cash then great. If you're a beginner and not earning a dime don't despair. Keep at it.Build up momentum. Thanks again.

    • seo4site profile image

      seo4site 5 years ago

      very useful information! thanks for saring

    • Sparklea profile image

      Sparklea 5 years ago from Upstate New York

      Jessi10, this is such a great hub that I printed it out, and I am studying it and re-reading it! THANK YOU! Blessings, Sparklea :)

    • skinsman82000 profile image

      skinsman82000 5 years ago from Frederick Maryland

      Thanks for writing this, it's very useful. I'm slowly seeing my traffic and money rise from SEO techniques and from reading qualities articles.

    • SeekingMJ profile image

      SeekingMJ 5 years ago from Bryan, Texas

      As someone brand new to HubPages, I appreciate this post. It makes perfect sense. I look forward to reading more on this topic and others.

    • Ruby H Rose profile image

      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      It's the best exercise for your brain ever! Keeps me organizing my stuff, so I can find it faster. Keeps me reading and writing all over the place to answer the questions I find interesting on here. I have learned so much from your hubs in just 3 months. Whew! Time to take a breather. Thank you!

    • anusujith profile image

      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      jessi thank u.interesting

    • ChristyWrites profile image

      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Great tips. The quality of the hubs really are the most important point.

    • ebookshack profile image

      Melanie Bremner 5 years ago from Canada

      wow. a lot of comments here. You write useful and informative hubs that are both interesting and easy to read and absorb so I can see why so many people enjoy them.

      I too would like to say thank you. While I have been a member for 4 years here, I never really started doing anything until last November. Now I am trying to get in the habit of posting at least 2 articles a week although I really do want to get used to a hub a day(think I will join the next 30 hubs in 30 days challenge).

      I am off to read some of your other hubs and see what other useful tidbits of info I can start applying to increase my revenue. thanks again! Happy hubbing!

    • Ms Zilla profile image

      Ms Zilla 5 years ago from New England

      Thanks for the hub! As a new hubber, I know income does not happen over night- but your hub will keep me going when I'm down and out.

    • Carlos Coto profile image

      Carlos Coto 5 years ago from El Salvador, Central America

      Wow very nice hub! It is a question every huber asks at one time or another...thank you.

    • JessicaSmetz profile image

      Just Ask Jess 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      This is a great hub. Very useful for us newbies !

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i am not good at words. Can't write 2 hubs a day. Will try. Very informative. Great job ! thanks for sharing.

    • Adventure Colorad profile image

      Adventure Colorad 5 years ago from Denver,CO

      Great hub, time is also your friend when it comes to writing online. The longer your materiel is available, the more traffic it will get through search engines.

    • rmcleve profile image

      Rachael Cleveland 5 years ago from Woodbridge, VA

      Thanks for sharing your information! It is very helpful to set reasonable expectations, but many people are hesitant to share their earnings, etc.

      I'll be back! I also voted up and marked useful. :)

    • gregoriom profile image

      Deninson Mota 5 years ago from East Elmhurst, NY


      Many of us make the same mistake thinking that the more hubs we write the more money we'll earn. HUGE mistake. Quality, good information and the desire to help other will bring you more at no cost.

      Great Job and voted up interesting.

    • MikeNV profile image

      MikeNV 5 years ago from Henderson, NV

      You are not going to make a living writing for Hubpages. That's just a fact. It's pocket money and if you do it right it's a decent amount you can use to buy things you like, but the numbers are simply not there. And you must consider what happens if all your hubs disappear overnight. What did you accomplish?

      If you have a talent and skill for communicating and you do not have an aptitude for tech (creating your own sites) I would suggest a more profitable method of earning money is YouTube. But not everyone can do that either... but the money is much better.

      Good luck.

      FYI: The money you make from Hubpages comes from non-members, people who find you through search. So focus on solving their problems.

    • JolsGazzette profile image

      JolsGazzette 5 years ago from Pennsylvannia

      Being a new writer here on Hub pages, I appreciate the information you have provided. Will look for more articles from you, thanks again:)

    • profile image

      nikashi_designs 5 years ago

      Thank You for a very useful and very encouraging hub. Has been several months since my last article submission and agree that quality is the key. Since my temporary leave from HubPages my ranking has increased and page views has increased. Have been earning about 3-4 dollars a day just with my twenty hubs. Thinking about the 30/30 challenge to boost my numbers up.

    • Cyndi10 profile image

      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Jess, good info that obviously a lot of us are looking for. Great that you shared the insights with us. I do agree with Alocsin about the marketing piece of your hubs, but that's another article, isn't it? Thanks for writing this.

    • swb78 profile image

      Scott Biddulph 5 years ago from Gainesville Georgia

      I really enjoyed your Hub. I have been a member for about 1.5 years and I didn`t start making any money until I decided to learn more about SEO. I have to admit that I don`t like technical writing or product profiles; however, these Hubs are necessary to drive traffic. I mix my personal stuff: poetry, short stories, etc., in between the SEO stuff. This combination has worked well and I am now--finally--beginning to see some real income here. Thanks for the great Hub. WP

    • Peter Geekie profile image

      Peter Geekie 5 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Thank you for the info - I obviously need to write more quickly or find the subject that appeals to half the worlds population.

    • AKqueencrab profile image

      AKqueencrab 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska, USA

      Congratulations on your success! Thank you so much for the advice. I was so excited to find Hubpages and have only written one hub so far. You have motivated me to keep going.

    • bridalletter profile image

      Brenda Kyle 5 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Truly one of the most honest and useful hubs for hubpages

    • Jessi10 profile image

      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      Thank you everyone for reading my work! I'm really glad that it is either helping you, inspiring you, or you simply get ideas to make your own money on HP.

      Please, I encourage anyone that wants to ask me questions, or help to e-mail me personally. I always welcome e-mails from my followers and readers!

    • joaniebaby profile image

      joaniebaby 5 years ago

      Yes, this was a useful Hub. Anything that helps us to figure out how to get more traffic, more money, etc. is always helpful. Thanks so much.

    • flacoinohio profile image

      flacoinohio 5 years ago from Ohio

      Loved this hub, it is great that you reiterated that quality and content is more important in a few well drafted hubs than hundreds of poorly written hubs that do not attract readers. I have tried to develop my writing skills to create quality hubs that readers find useful and interesting. Thanks to you and other talented writers, I am becoming a better writer. Thanks!

    • poppi profile image

      poppi 5 years ago

      Hi Jessi

      Thank you for this information.

      Honestly I joined Hub pages months ago but I feel I join something that I did not understand. I opened a door to Hub Pages each time I was lost and could not find the light switch in the room.

      Thank you for the information

    • velvet53 profile image

      velvet53 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Thank you for such great information. It has helped me in many ways.

    • Jessi10 profile image

      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      velvet53: thank you for commenting. I'm glad my hub has helped you!

    • Jessi10 profile image

      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      velvet53: thank you for commenting. I'm glad my hub has helped you!

    • anusujith profile image

      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Great hub.Thanks for this information. Your hub is a guide for a beginner.

    • RichardPac profile image

      RichardPac 5 years ago from Sunny Florida!

      Thank you kindly for the useful information. I have been carefull to write quality articles and it certainly helps traffic. Seo techniques help as well. Thanks for the insights!

    • ElizaDoole profile image

      Lisa McKnight 5 years ago from London

      Great hub and an awesome amount of comments. Well done Jesse the information is very useful and encouraging.

    • mwilliams66 profile image

      mwilliams66 5 years ago from Left Coast, USA

      Interesting and informative.

    • rafeeqq profile image

      rafeeqq 5 years ago from Mandeville, Jamaica

      This is really quality information

    • poppi profile image

      poppi 5 years ago


    • oyonboyon profile image

      oyonboyon 5 years ago

      Great hub.:)

    • vox vocis profile image

      Jasmine 5 years ago

      My goal at the moment is to reach a 100 hubs on Hubpages. I was distracted with keyword research and overwhelming information about SEO in the past, and although I understand the theoretical part perfectly, I'm stuck with turning theory into practice. It's not easy to attract substantial traffic to one's webpages. Anyway, I went through my hubs and concluded that I didn't even like them - it seems they're going to undergo extreme makeovers, and we'll see what happens :) Great hub!

    • aubree 12 profile image

      aubree 12 5 years ago

      I have some hub's on other writter page and nobody come's there for reading? So i looking further till i find one where people read others hub's.

      This one is really great.

    • handymanbill profile image

      Bill 5 years ago from western pennsylvania

      Great hub. Great information. It is right on information. My traffic keeps getting better all the time

    • bizwin profile image

      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      Excellent hub. The best way to earn in hubpages is to keep writing and publishing more hubs, i mean quality content that people can read and benefit from. Voted across and shared.

    • momaoak profile image

      momaoak 5 years ago from Greenwood, AR

      Thank you for the information. I have been wondering this exact question, and I am still waiting to earn my first dollar. I wish now that someone would publish on adscense. I have an account, but have not made a penny so I am unsure if I have done everything right.

    • reagu profile image

      reagu 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      I lost a lot of traffic when the Panda update was rolled out last year. Prior to that, my few hubs would pull in an extra $200-$300 a month. Now I'm lucky to make $10 a month.

    • homesteadbound profile image

      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      I enjoyed this one once again, Jessi, and I look forward to reading more of the ones mentioned in this hub. See you again soon!

    • Thoughts of Ally profile image

      Thoughts of Ally 5 years ago from Boston, MA

      Great Hub!

    • Claudia Tello profile image

      Claudia Tello 5 years ago from Mexico

      I see that you are a sensible woman giving sensible advice. One of the few that doesn´t exaggerate or blow up reality to have an effect. I commend you for that.

      I couldn´t see the numbers of the paycheck, unfortunately they are too small. I would have really liked to see them to have a reference for myself.

    • maggs224 profile image

      maggs224 5 years ago from Sunny Spain

      A really excellent hub informative, interesting and useful it hits all the buttons as far as I am concerned and so I will hit some of yours (interesting & useful)on my way out and vote you up.

    • pconoly profile image

      Pamela K Conoly 5 years ago from Fort Worth,Tx.

      This is very informative and interesting! Thanks for such a great article!

    • Anne Losch profile image

      Anne Losch 5 years ago from Illinois

      I like what you said about the traffic you receive when posting multiple hubs at a time. I'm new to hub pages and would like to earn some extra spending cash. I have ideas for hubs and may work on multiple ideas at once so I can publish them the same time. I have one hub published already and received a comment right away but do not expect much more traffic. There are so many people working on hubs.

    • messy marshella profile image

      messy marshella 5 years ago from Philippines

      very useful hub! I'm new in hubpages and this hub will surely help me a lot!

    • jsovermyer profile image

      jsovermyer 5 years ago from Hitchcock, TX

      Great hub! I am a new hubber and I appreciate your helpful advice. I hope that I can be as successful as you.

    • cabmgmnt profile image

      Corey 5 years ago from Northfield, MA

      Thanks for this information. I have been trying to figure out the magical number as well and the echo in my brain says....use your keywords...find the niche...keep it evergreen...quality is king! The magical number will be different for each of us!

    • Akarime31 profile image

      Akarime31 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Great advice for a beginner like me! Thank you.

    • profile image

      Kross93 5 years ago

      Great advice! This is the first hub I've read!

    • mecheshier profile image

      mecheshier 5 years ago

      Nice Hub, great info

    • profile image

      girltalksshop 5 years ago

      I guess I am one who is guilty of just writing, for the love of it. I do not get paid for my writings here. It is just a way for me to share and vent. But I found your hub to be enlightening and helpful, if I were to go that way. Thanks for sharing the tips. Voted up and interesting. : )

    • rex michaels profile image

      rex michaels 5 years ago

      Great info, thanks for sharing!

    • MarleneB profile image

      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Excellent explanation. When I first came to HubPages I thought I would be able to write hub after hub, get lots of traffic, and make lots of money. Well, things didn't progress as fast as I thought, but I am a happy hubber, nevertheless because I finally found my personal best formula for making money here. Mostly, I'm just following your tips. I'm progressing at a slower rate than originally anticipated, but the thing I am excited about is that I am publishing hubs, gaining readership, and earning at a projectable rate.

    • Suzie HQ profile image

      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Super hub Jessi10, as a newbie hubber i am still finding my way and your hub is great inspiration.Thanks so much for sharing here and look forward to reading more of your insightful hubs!!

    • Bill Akleh profile image

      Bill Akleh 5 years ago from Vancouver

      Great Hub! It has always been my dream to have a nice source of income supplement from writing online or freelance. Maybe if I follow your steps I will achieve some of your success!

    • fullboz profile image

      fullboz 5 years ago

      Thanks jamie for sharing your experience with everyone.

    • GeekyMistress profile image

      GeekyMistress 5 years ago

      Great HUb. I am just starting using hubpages and articles like there would help me a lot. Thanks Jessi

    • Jessi10 profile image

      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO COMMENT ON THIS HUB! Its hard to believe that this hub made such a big impression on everyone. I am so glad I wrote it!

      Due to a very large amount of comments that I've received, I do not have the time to answer each individual comment, however, if anyone is looking for help in receiving traffic, or making money online, please feel free to E-mail me!

    • talfonso profile image

      talfonso 5 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      Thus I agree with you that you don't need 100+ Hubs to make a living. It's the quality that counts, not quantity - if you follow grammar, spelling, and SEO mechanics, you'll get healthy views even when you have 50-80 Hubs.

    • leigh anns page profile image

      leigh anns page 5 years ago from New Jersey

      I am fairly new to hubpages and this article is most informative and very well put together. Voted up.

    • TeacherCaro profile image

      TeacherCaro 5 years ago from Venado Tuerto,Sta Fe, Argentina

      Interesting!!!! Thanks for sharing.

    • pandula77 profile image

      pandula77 5 years ago from Norway

      Great hub and thanks for sharing this valuable info. voted up!

    • ladyfountain1 profile image

      ladyfountain1 5 years ago

      Thanks Jessi10, this is very informative information for a new person such as my self. I look forward to more advice.

    • jaybird22 profile image

      jaybird22 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks for the advice. I am still somewhat new to Hubpages and so this definitely helps. I have been a member for only four months now and have published only 17 hubs. I want my hubs to be informative and to help people and so I really take my time to answer the who, what, where, when, and how. Because of this, and working a full-time job, I have been creating aproximately 1 hub a week. I think this is a good rate for me as I am striving for quality instead of quantity. Thanks again. Voted up!

    • LadyMacabre profile image

      LadyMacabre 5 years ago from New York

      This is actually very interesting. I better get writing!

    • alphagirl profile image

      alphagirl 4 years ago from USA

      Quite enlightening. I am a hobbyist and have another job, so Hubpages for me is a sounding board. If I make money at it, great. I like to write but do not love to write, so maybe that is what it takes. I would love more traffic, but then i do not have the time to even think about commenting on other blogs etc..I have just enough time to check emails, check my HPage acct and comments, do my volunteer work, raise my kids, cook, clean and etc. Thanks for such an indepth hub.

    • Ronna Pennington profile image

      Ronna Pennington 4 years ago from Arkansas

      Thank you for the information. You answered all my questions!

    • drsohel profile image

      drsohel 4 years ago from Dhaka, BD

      Thanks for the info. I totally agree with you. By profession I'm a doctor. I don't have enough time to spend here. Even though I wrote few hubs last year. Few days back, I just came here and saw I have earnings. I have visitor to one of my hub among the five hub I published.... now just that one hub is producing $3 per week. So I think, it's not at all numbers game. Again thanks for this good informative post.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and useful. This is great information. I don't know how many hubs I can get out but lately I've been trying for at least one per day. However for right now I've only been submitting poetry. Other kind of things I have in mind and will consider writing. You have inspired me to keep up the hard work.

    • handymanbill profile image

      Bill 4 years ago from western pennsylvania

      I Started writing a hub Almost 2 years ago. I made 4 cent in 3 months. So i Quit writing. Then I Got bored one day and added some of the jobs I had been working on. I do handyman work. All of a sudden I was making More . So I have kept adding over the last few months and I can't say that it is a living but it has been getting better every month. All I can say is keep working on it. I have tried to add 2 or 3 hubs a week.

    • afriqnet profile image

      Joe Njenga 4 years ago from Nairobi Kenya

      The number of the Hubs does not really matter as far as income is concern. I believe the ability to increase your organic search Traffic is the only way you can make a descent income from the HPs, I have about 40 hubs at the moment and only 3 are responsible for my impressive income. I did a good Keyword research for the three and I have realized the results. I don't want to repeat what I have been said a million times here, but I would just say, only two factors determine your success:

      Keyword Research and writing a Topic that you are an authority. I hope this helps.

    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      This answers questions I have had. So glad I found this. I recently posted that I had more views per day when i published more hubs. Immediately after I did so an individual came on and said that the number of hubs I published had nothing to do with my traffic. Oh my. So I am glad you published this. I guess I was not imagining things. Thanks again for this clear concise writing.

    • iefox5 profile image

      iefox5 4 years ago

      Hubpages is a good source for some extra money, but it is not so easy to make a living from Hubpages.

    • kittyjj profile image

      Ann Leung 4 years ago from San Jose, California

      I agreed with alocsin that backlinking also helps with traffic.

      Great hub! Voted up.

    • Bishopdown profile image

      Bishopdown 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      First off, let me say that It took me like 10mins just to get down to the submit a comment box. I couldn't stop reading all the great comments from your awesome hub. I'm new here and so far, I love it. Even though I haven't seen any income yet, I know that this will come in time. I'm just very excited to be writing and learning about all the possible ways to express one's self through the ability to write. This was a most informing yet inspirational hub. It's given me hope to continue on with my goals, dreams, and aspirations.

      Thanks so much!

    • pennylu profile image

      pennylu 4 years ago from Georgia

      I am a total "newbee" in Hubland so I really appreciate the hubs that give good common sense about hubbing. I'm really glad you mentioned the quality over quantity issue because I wondered about that. I'm taking way too long to write, I think, but on the other hand, I'm enjoying it. I think I'll keep on writing!

    • Angela Brummer profile image

      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Thank you sounds like I have few to go in that I only have seven! LOL Hundreds in my head but only seven on Hubpages!

    • mandarmk9 profile image

      Mandar Karandikar 4 years ago from Ratlam, India

      Thanks for the hub. I am a newbie, and the information inspires me to produce good hubs.

    • anxietygoaway profile image

      anxietygoaway 4 years ago

      wow fantastic i love your information ,and how you are so great commenting back to every one well done i think your amazing keep up the good work . i look forard to reading more

    • Karen Banes profile image

      Karen Banes 4 years ago from Canada

      Great info. There's no one answer to the question of course. One high-quality, high-traffic hub will earn a lot more than 50 poor quality, spammy ones. Something not everyone on Hubpages seems to get :( Thanks for the great hub, though. Voted up and useful.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you

    • slappywalker profile image

      Kieron Walker 4 years ago from Saratoga Springs, NY

      I just wanted to say good job with the hub! You gave great info for people that are new to Hubpages as well as those who have been here for a while. It was also good to see people offering suggestions rather than arguing over the best way to be successful.

      My path has been pretty similar to everyone else. I started here just because I like to write. The possibility of making money was an added bonus. In the beginning, I really didn't make anything but still had fun producing things that other people could read. One day I made a random seasonal hub, and my traffic took off. It was cool to see my own work show up in Google results.

      So definitely write for the enjoyment of writing, use SEO if you really want to be found online, and put time and effort into your work. You never know who else might be reading it.

    • dwachira profile image

      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Jessi10,

      I agree with you, the quality of a hub matters a lot. This is supported by the fact that some hubbers will reach the HP payout faster with less hubs compared to others with more hubs. Voted up.

    • Barbara Kay profile image

      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      I don't think all of the top earners are listed. The reason I say that is that I ran across a man with almost 3000 hubs and he said he was earning about $3000 a month here and his name isn't listed. It must be that some people opt out of having their name listed. I agree that it is possible to earn $1 a hub and more. It takes good content and keyword research. Many people earn much more than that. This is a good hub, by the way. I hope it encourages people.

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Jessi, you undeline the most important fact that regular writing of hubs is a must. Many new hubbers make the mistake of writing too few hubs and then fretting they haven't made a dime. This hub is a great lesson to them that writing regularly is very important and yes quality is very important.

      Some great ideas and suggestions in this hub. Thanks for sharing.

      Voting this up, useful and interesting .

      Sharing this too.

    • Learn Things Web profile image

      Learn Things Web 4 years ago from California

      I think writing regularly and staying with Hubpages is the key to success. I don't think making money within the first year will be realistic for most people. It wasn't for me.

    • carozy profile image

      carozy 4 years ago from San Francisco

      This is something that I've wondered about as well. I think you have some good ideas. Quality is important but so is quantity. However quantity without quality will not equal great earnings.

    • prospectboy profile image

      Bradrick H. 4 years ago from Texas

      Great information. I think that quality beats out quantity in the end. You have provided some great insight in this hub. Voted up, and rated interesting.

    • josiejossy profile image

      josiejossy 4 years ago from Nairobi Kenya

      Nice and great information you have shared with us..quality is the key point...and also a number of hubs is also a thing to consider..thanx for sharing .cheers

    • HoneyBB profile image

      Honey Halley 4 years ago from Illinois

      That was very useful info. It will help me out in my future hubs. Thanks for sharing. Voted up ++

    • allelsematters profile image

      Lady Jen Palven 4 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you for this useful information. I need to make more hubs that are useful, but can we earn when we ask questions in the q & a?

    • ElizaDoole profile image

      Lisa McKnight 4 years ago from London

      Thanks for a useful hub it is always great to read success stories.

    • Glenn Stok profile image

      Glenn Stok 4 years ago from Long Island, NY

      This is very good information that you discussed and I have found that you are absolutely right about the quantity versus quality issue. I have constantly been deleting hubs that are not successful. And I found that this helps improve my other hubs with more traffic. The lower quality hubs seem to pull down the ranking on the better ones.

      Reading your hub is very encouraging as you have confirmed my findings. Voted up.

    • Linzred profile image

      Linzred 4 years ago from Belfast- Northern Ireland

      Interesting information. Thanks.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Glenn Stoks' comments seems like a reasonable conclusion. But do you mean deleting them as in no history of them ever existing or just storing them unpublished?

    • umakeit profile image

      umakeit 4 years ago

      Good info to know. Thanks for sharing.

    • tebo profile image

      tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

      I enjoyed reading your hub and all the information provided here. I have also taken a quick look at one of the other hubs you mentioned and will get back to those. Thanks for the information.

    • Puspanjalee profile image

      Puspanjalee Das Dutta 4 years ago from India

      Liked it so much. Thank you so much

    • DougL07 profile image

      Doug 4 years ago from Maryland

      A good read for someone like me who is just getting started. Thanks!

    • tiffany delite profile image

      tiffany delite 4 years ago from united states

      thanks for this hub...i am still learning hubpages and haven't had a ton of time to devote to it, but i seriously do get excited when i see those pennies adding something about the potential that is here and knowing it is all up to me! blessings!

    • faithbuilder23 profile image

      faithbuilder23 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for the great info!!!! Keep writing!!!

    • LauraD093 profile image

      Laura Tykarski 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Thanks for the great information...I write in spurts since joining the hub community but I am trying to up my input.

    • ssjarkin profile image

      Shawn Jarvis 4 years ago from Virginia

      You just crushed my dreams of early retirement :) great hub!

    • billd01603 profile image

      billd01603 4 years ago from Worcester

      Thanks for the Hub Voted up and useful

    • owhorspecial profile image

      owhorspecial 4 years ago from Nigeria.

      Hey, Jessi, Thanks for the information. Voted Up!

    • Missy Mac profile image

      Missy Mac 4 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks for the informative article. I am learning much about writing quality articles for Hubs.

    • CloudExplorer profile image

      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      I think quality is highly important when it comes to publishing anything onto the web, and especially at hubpages. You nailed it with this hub, and pointed out various reasons why it really doesn't matter the number of articles one writes, and so thanks for writing the facts as they truly are.

      Some writers online are purely just good writers, and have no idea how a web page should function for their readers, or how one should appear to them to keep them on the page, or for them to even share it socially.

      There's so many hidden elements involved behind the making of a fully optimized hub article, and besides the basic grammar requirements, as well as the new SEO regulations of both Hubpages and Google today.

      So its becoming even much more harder to understand as time goes by, and things on the web continue to evolve and including here on hubpages as they continue to ramp up the requirements of per say the hub hopper, and all.

      So this style hub article you've written for others to think, and to use as a sort of way of acknowledging such facts as to needing to improve quality over quantity is crucial indeed, and thanks for sharing your take on it all for all of us.

      Overall fantastic hub, thumbs up and getting shared for sure Jessi.

    • abbykorinnelee profile image

      Abigayle Malchow 4 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

      I thought I was doing well lately writing more but total in one year I have made twenty dollars!

    • SkeetyD profile image

      SkeetyD 4 years ago from Barbados

      Quality is certainly more important than quantity. But it isn't just about that either. As you said you need a loyal readership who will read your hubs steadily and share them with their followers and on the process goes. Also, as with all things there is ebb and flow and when the ebb times are on, it can be hard to call yourself a writer, you feel so defeated. All we hubbers can do is persevere and keep connecting with each other.

    • profile image

      Tina Truelove 4 years ago

      Thank you for this great information. I followed a few of your links to your other hubs and found helpful information. I have a question though. I previously linked my blog to each of my hubs which brought a lot of traffic to my blog; however, I learned Google had again changed it's algorithm which meant that, at least the way I understood it, my hubs would be ranked lower by Google because I had over 200 links via HubPages to my blog - one link per hub. Can you explain to me how this works and whether or not I should add the links back? I removed them and my Hub score went from 95 to 99 overnight. I don't know what is best.

      Voted up and sharing. Thank you!

    • profile image

      thechronicler 4 years ago

      Solid advice Jessi; thank you for sharing. I think quality is a big deciding factor for HubPages success. What I do is look through my published hubs on a regular basis and determine how I can improve those that aren't getting traffic. Whether it's breaking the text up into smaller sections with headers, adding another relevant image or including a video, curating hubs like this doesn't take that much time. Those I have improved move from idle to featured in a relatively short time.

      As far as quantity, I set small goals. I want to get to 50 hubs by the end of this year, and I'm close--44! It also helps to make lists of possible hub topics as I'm doing other day-to-day things. Some writers use a pen and notebook; I use the notepad on my iPhone so my Hub list is always within reach.

    • abbykorinnelee profile image

      Abigayle Malchow 4 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

      I don't publish anything that I think is poor quality. I just was spacing them really far apart because of other obligations in my life, I got a lot more things written and other topics too...just don't know what else I should do. Am I not doing something or adding something to the hub to make them more accessible or something?

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I really do think that there is a massive truth to Quanitity. Quality does not tell people it is quality. I think you need about 800 or a shameless social media following.

    • TNSabrina profile image

      TNSabrina 4 years ago

      Interesting hub! I'm fairly new, so I was curious as to how many hubs I'd need to start making a substantial about of profit. Thanks!

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

      What hubs are you making money with?

    • ajayshah2005 profile image

      ajayshah2005 4 years ago from Mid Asia

      Great Hub. Shared with followers.

    • ajayshah2005 profile image

      ajayshah2005 4 years ago from Mid Asia

      Great Hub. Shared with followers.

    • mdcarattini profile image

      Michael Carattini 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thanks for the great information.

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

      What hubs are you making money with?

    • Dan Barfield profile image

      Dan Barfield 4 years ago from Gloucestershire, England, UK

      This is a fabulously useful hub! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I have been wondering whether I could ever make my hubpages a financially successful past time. I would continue even were it not... but the idea is appealing for obvious reasons. Shared. Voted up.

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

      What hubs are you making money with?

    • Kimberly Vaughn profile image

      Kimberly Vaughn 4 years ago from Midwest

      You definitely need quality hubs to be successful on HubPages and this is one of those hubs. Voted up!

    • gail641 profile image

      Gail Louise Stevenson 4 years ago from Mason City

      I think its hard to make money online. It does take good quality hubs. It sure takes time, too. Very interesting information and I voted up.

    • profile image

      mayank786 4 years ago

      Very well written and very informative hub thanks to you.

    • Hezekiah profile image

      Hezekiah 4 years ago from Japan

      Excellent hub there, I was thinking of a similar thing however it is good to have the information reinforced like this.

    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The more you write the more you earn, a well advised Hub on earning on HP thanks

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

      What hubs are you making money with?

    • Annette Hendley profile image

      Annette Hendley 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Thanks Jessi, interesting and useful information. It takes time and effort that is true. I shared your article on Twitter.

    • DaffodilSky profile image

      Helen Lush 4 years ago from Cardiff, Wales, UK

      Thank you Jessi, this is very helpful and informative. I'm fairly new to all this so need all the help I can get! Voted up :)

    • liesl5858 profile image

      Linda Bryen 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a great hub Jess10, helps me a lot as I am still a newbie on this site. It's enlightening, thank you very much.

    • Thomas Swan profile image

      Thomas Swan 4 years ago from New Zealand

      I started making more money when I took a break from hubpages actually. During the few months away, many of my hubs "matured" and gained a lot of traffic. It makes me wonder whether I should do this again!

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

      What hubs are you making money with?

    • passionate77 profile image

      passionate77 3 years ago

      so nice article jessi , i really enjoyed it a lot, now going to read more of your hubs. blessings!

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      What hubs are you making money with?

    • fcmosher profile image

      fcmosher 3 years ago from Here to Eternity

      I agree with nicomp and would really like to know which hubs are working for you.

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      At the moment, it looks like only 24 out of your 106 Hubs are featured. If they ain't featured, the no-index tag will be slapped on 'em like a 'kick me' sign on your back. What I've noticed over the years when dealing with the "make money online" concept, is that a lot of people that are not making very much money or getting very much traffic, spend loads of time writing articles about making money and getting traffic. Now how senseless and counter-productive is that? The wanna-be SEO Gurus are the worst...

      By the way, there is no certain number of Hubs to have that will automatically enter you into the kingdom of gold. No matter what site you are on, if you hit the right topic at the right time, you may have traffic explosions from time to time, whether it be one article or several ridiculous ones like this Hub. Good luck with your quest for a streaming online income. My platinum mining business is currently under construction; ha!

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Insane: Did you look at the HTML for all 106 hubs? How did you get that number?

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      @Nicomp: No, I just counted the ones listed; if she has it set to show non-featured hubs, then all 106 would have been listed. It ain't monkey physics...

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Insane: Listed where?

      PS: I took Monkey Physics in grad school... challenging course.

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      @Nicomp: On her profile; where else would I have looked, in a magic hat?

      P.S. Yeah, but not as hard as Chimpanzee Calculus, and about the same as Baboon Trigonometry...

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @insane: They didn't cover this stuff in Chimpanzee Calculus: I went to public school.

      I didn't know that a profile only listed the hubs without NOINDEX. It's good that you know that and you are so willing to share.

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      @Nicomp: If you go to edit your profile, you can change that setting so it shows ALL of your hubs - whether they have been backlashed with a no-index tag or not - that way you can still look cool and all published and stuff. LOL! In your case, you have so many Hubs, your profile is going to look like you're from Coolville, regardless.

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Insane: I am not from Coolville, as my epic episodic saga of Coolville hubs explains very explicitly.

      How do you know if someone has elected to display all their hubs or not? Did you count all her hubs one-by-one?

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      @Nicomp: By using deductive reasoning, if the amount of hubs listed on their profile is less than the numerical amount shown, it is fair to say that they have been Hubslapped with some No-index tags.

      Oh, and counting to 24 wasn't that hard. I graduated Gorilla School!

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Insane: I have all mine displayed. Surely you could have counted to 900 but I saved you a few minutes.

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      @Nicomp: What do I look like, the designated Hub Counter for HubPages?

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Insane: I don't know what you look like. You have been anointed as the Official Hub Counter by me and UninvitedWriter. And Mark Ewbie.

      Keep up the good work.

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      @Nicomp: Is that the committee? That Mark Ewbie Boobie character is the one that recently deleted one of my comments on his boobless bubble promoting Hub. Some people just didn't get enough attention as a child, I suppose.

      Well anyway, thank you, I guess?

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      @Nicomp: I see that you have joined the crowd and also wrote a Hub about Dang, that particular micro-blogging site has really caused a stir around here of late. I was going to comment on yours a few moments ago, but figured I'd just comment on my own Bubble Hub since everyone seems to have one nowadays... Ha!

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Insane: I need yer comments!

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      @Nicomp: We could always use this 'free parking' space too, no? Oh, wait a minute... Neither one of us is getting advert impressions here... How about you comment on my Bubble Hub and I'll comment on yours. By the way, that is the philosophy of that site; if you read my Hub you'll know these things, as I didn't sugar-coat mine like a lot of the other ones I've read thus far.

    • fcmosher profile image

      fcmosher 3 years ago from Here to Eternity

      I STILL don't know how many hubs it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Sister and brothers you must write 1 billion hugs (not hubs) to get to where we all want to me. Hug heaven

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Insane: We STILL don't know what hubs are working for Jessi10.

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      @Nicomp: Well, if you factor in that only 22.6415% of Jessi's Hubs are currently featured with the majority of those being about saturated subjects like making money online, and you add in the fact that she seems to never show up to her own Hubs or this site, for that matter, I'd say that she would need about 3,336 Hubs and to take an educational course on how to write more convincingly. Ha!

      Oh, by the way Nicomp, you never showed up to my Bubble Hub!

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Insane: Just did. Nyah.

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      @Nicomp: Nyah? Ain't that some Japanese Anime slang term? I think it signifies some type of excitement?

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @insane: yes. Nyah is a lesser-known Pokemon character. See for more info.

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      @Nicomp: Since her Hub is about making millions on HubPages with 24 featured articles, I must ask you: Do you find more money in going with all AdSense adverts or do you, like most people, find the HubPages Ad Program to be the best option?

      P.S. You've been spotted at

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Insane: I've not used the HubPages Ad Program. I'm a Google AdSense person. Somehow I have a $.06 balance on the HubPages Ad Program account but how I got it is a mystery.

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      @Nicomp: That's why I asked because your adverts look more like AdSense. If you get a lot of page views and not many clicks, you'd probably make more with HubPages Ad Program 'cause their pay-per-impression is much higher.

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Insane: I don't get a lot of page views any more on HubPages. It's been trending downward for a year at least and now it's to the point where I don't care any more.

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      @Nicomp: Gottcha! Well, you sure got a lot of hubs (900+) to not be getting very many page views. Then again, your low may be another person's high. Well, you could always just start posting a bunch of short posts at and get a few payouts while they are still paying. I connected with you on your profile over there, a few moments ago.

    • La Verne Amigo profile image

      La Verne Amigo 3 years ago from Philippines's a matter of quality than quantity. However if these two will be combined, then there's no doubt in making big amount of money. Nice inspiration:)

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      Yeah, if only it were that simple...

    • profile image

      Still wanna know 3 years ago

      What hubs are you making money with?

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      @Still wanna know: Is that you, Nicomp? LOL!

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      me? I do wanna know, but others do, also.

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 3 years ago from Earth

      Well, you better hurry because it is about to be erased (or however long it takes to delete Hub activity). If you check out her activity status, it involves a publishing of a non-published Hub entitled "The reason why I am not writing on HubPages anymore." There, you will find that she is going to spend time writing on her Blogspot Blog from instead of Hubpages, so I think that it pretty much answers itself! LOL!

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

      This is quality content. :)

    • profile image

      mikeydcarroll67 23 months ago

      I think it is also important to spend a fair amount of time also marketing and engaging in relevant conversation with a lot of the other hubbers.

    • Insane Mundane profile image

      Insane Mundane 23 months ago from Earth

      Deleting old articles while regurgitating 'em back into reformatted/spun hogwash is also considered a good use of time in certain blogging regions of the world... It is also good to engage in real-life scenarios offline from time to time or else you might end up like some of those people that constantly type about making money online that they sure-as-hell ain't making... LOL!

    Click to Rate This Article