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Is Redgage a Hobby?

Updated on April 13, 2015

What is RedGage?

A hobby is an activity or interest that is undertaken for pleasure, relaxation, or enjoyment. A hobby can make a nice income.

I have a great interest in writing. Having I more than 1,000 articles online that can validate that. I love to add photos and designs for places like Zazzle. I'm happy when I'm with my online friends. ( only friends.) Making money is an additional bonus to this hobby.

Nice site that is a bookmarking, social website that pays you for the content you have already created. Upload your blogs, photos, videos, documents or links from media sites. Start making money every time someone views, rates or comments on your content. You also score points for viewing, rating and commenting on someone's content. Become one of the featured members and earn a bonus. Earn a referral income. Take part in the daily contest to make an additional income. This site is fun, easy, enjoyable and often relaxing. My question to you is this...Is RedGage a Hobby?

See for yourself and Join RedGage Make sure you add me, sandyspider as your friend after you join.

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Like any site, the more active you are, the more beneficial it will be for you. I joined Redgage sometime in August of 2009. One of my photos was featured right away, which gave me a bonus of $4.50. Shortly after that, I became too busy with other online writing sites. Though I was still making money without even being on Redgage. Once I put a few hours (maybe not even that much) of effort during a week in Jan. 2010., it paid out with an additional $25 bonus won in their raffle. On Jan. 11, 2010, I received my visa card that I could use on anything that I wanted to just like money. After this all future earnings will be added to the card.

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Redgage Importing Tool

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Redgage Import Tool

Tools Tab

When you first sign up with Redgage, click on the "Tools" tab and choose the Import tool. Redgage will automatically upload your content from YouTube, Blogger, Flickr, Facebook, Wordpress and Twitter, no need to manually upload everything. I was surprise how much content Redgage uploaded for me. Afterwards, every time you create an article, blog, a new Zazzle product, another HubPages addiction hub, simply upload it by clicking on the "Upload" button on your dashboard.

Using the Upload Tab

Once you hit the "Upload" tab you will see something like this. Fill in the blanks with Title, Description, Tags and click on what type on content to upload. Is this case, I will be uploading a picture taken of my daughter wearing her diversity mask as part of an assignment in her diversity class.

Once it is uploaded the picture is instantly displayed This is placed in my "Profile" under "Content" and is automatically placed in the "Default Collection". To view this click on the "Collections" link on your profile page.

How to Customize Your Collection Group

Default Collection

Once you have finished uploading your content it is placed in the "Default Collection." The Default Collection is the default grouping of all the content that has not been placed into a custom Collection. To make a custom collection, click on the "Create" tab. Once there fill in the Title, Tags and Description. Then upload an image that best suits your custom collection.

Under your "Collections" tab, you have the option to Edit or Remove it. Hit the "Edit" button and you can then transfer your content into that group. Once you are in there, you will notice that you can move your content to a different group as well.

My picture which I uploaded was moved out of the "Default Collection" into my "Photo Images of Everything" .

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Tutorial Help from Redgage

Join Redgage today

Redgage use to bring me money. This would be cash out on the a Redgage Visa card. It is harder to make money there. Though I am sure many people still are. It is like any other type of social network site, you have to be active to make it work.

Redgage is still good for backlinking, adding photos, videos and blogging.

Do you have a business or online store?

I have been writing articles since 2008 and would be happy to help you in your business adventures with writing or promoting for you. Please contact me for more information.

© 2010 Sandy Mertens

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    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      4 years ago from Wisconsin

      GrandmaMarilyn As with everything it is not the same. But still has a purpose.

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      Marilyn K. Southmayd 

      4 years ago from Alice, TX

      I really need to start working on my account. Don't remember the last time I posted anything.

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      5 years ago

      Sign up has been a bit troublesome. When I hit the sign up button it won't direct to a sign-up page, it just stays on the home page. Slow and clunky but I'll keep trying. I definitely want to post some pictures on there and will be sure to connect with you sandyspider. Thanks for the post

    • Spiderlily321 profile image


      6 years ago

      Great lens. I've tried to become a member of redgage and for some reason I was unable to. I tried contacting them and never got a response. Don't know why.

      Thanks for sharing.

    • ReviewsfromSandy profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandy Mertens 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin

      @ChrisHugh LM: Sometimes Redgage is slow. I think it has to do with the traffic and their server.

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      6 years ago

      I keep telling myself I'm going to be more active over at redgage but it hasn't happened. Squidoo does take up most of my time now....really working at making the squidoo hobby into an actual income!

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      ChrisHugh LM 

      6 years ago

      I want to use Redgrage, but it is so slow. Am I doing something wrong? I'm using a Mac.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for this great lens. I just started on Red Gage and I enjoy seeing my tally grow day by day. It is a bit addictive so I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who enjoys it so much! ( I just friend requested you as sarahhappens.) Cheers!

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I just received my first Redgage visa card today. It is worth $75.00 but because I am Canadian it says that there will be additional charges. I am thinking that I will go shopping and use it up in one go for that reason. Free is free and I love any freebies I receive.

    • Brandi Bush profile image


      6 years ago from Maryland

      I signed up for RedGage last year but never went back to use it. I think I'll have to go look into it more! :)

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I've received 2 RedGage cards so far. The last one was handy for Christmas gifts! I love RedGage!

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      6 years ago

      I started using RedGage a few days ago. I uploaded some photos and links to my other online articles (Lenses and Hubs). I have earned $0.12 in 3 days and have gained a dozen friends. I noticed a boost in traffic to my other articles almost instantly.

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      Titia Geertman 

      6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Ah it's been a while since someone visited your lens about Redgage. Stumbled upon it when I was looking for Redgage. It gives me a lot of trouble each time I sign up. It won't let me change pages, well a few and then it's over. Only when I log in from the browser again, can I do something or upload something.Irritating little bugger. LOL

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      Sandy Mertens 

      6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      @Titia: Sorry you are having problems with it. Hope it starts to work out.

    • Grandma-Marilyn profile image


      7 years ago

      This article was very helpful. Thank you

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      LikinTrikin LM 

      7 years ago

      Great lens featuring Redgage...its definitely another site that's addicting. I started 2 months ago and uploaded some photos. To my surprise and delight one of my photos became "featured" and I was given a $5.00 bonus. Not bad :) Redgage is definitely a favorite of mine.

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      Diana Grant 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      This was a good find just when I was trying to find out about Redgage, so here's some Angel Blessings and thanks. I joined in January. It's now April and I didn't upload anything, so now feel more confident to do so.

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      Wendy Henderson 

      7 years ago from PA

      I love Redgage, and am finding it almost as addictive as Squidoo!

    • RaintreeAnnie profile image


      7 years ago from UK

      I just joined Redgage so need to learn a bit more about it and this is very helpful. Adding your page to my faves.

      Love the photo of your dog:)

    • lilymom24 profile image


      7 years ago

      I've only made 10 cents with Redgage so far but I've only been there for about 3 weeks and have not been able to spend a whole lot of time there yet. It does look like a lot of fun and if I make any $, it will be a bonus. =)

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      8 years ago

      can you contact me please and tell me how you added the feedburner to follow by email? I would love to have it in my lenses too....and now I am following you in email!

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      8 years ago

      I am on a referral, which netted me to win the $25 daily prize, which was cool.

      I don't take the time to go in there near as often as I's so much harder to keep up with connections there than other places.

      I have more photos to share there, and over half of my squidoo lenses to get linked in there yet as well.

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      Genesis Davies 

      8 years ago from Guatemala

      I like RedGage. I have to admit, I haven't done a lot there, but they have a way to set auto uploads from your Flickr account and blogs, etc, so I did that when I joined. Imagine my surprise when I logged in a few months later to find that I'd earned something like $15 without even being there! Since then, I've put in a bit more work and am thisclose to getting my card.

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      Brookelorren LM 

      8 years ago

      Hello! I saw you over on Redgage... of course we're also both Rocketmoms... good job.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      8 years ago from Canada

      We definitely travel in the same circles......quite amazing how tiny the World Wide Web actually is when you are busy dashing around it throughout your day. So nice to run into you during it :)

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      Laraine Sims 

      8 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I haven't been actively promoting my lenses - this lens is helping to get me motivated. Thank you for your help.

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      Holley Web 

      8 years ago

      Wow! I had joined Redgage at the urging of another friend a while back but never did anything with it due to jot really having the time to sit down and try to understand it. You did a great job of not only explaining it but getting me motivated! Thanks!

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      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      I use Redgage to promote my eHow articles, get readers for my blog and show off my Squidoo lenses. I've made over $40 there, but money isn't a big part of that site, it's the opportunity to promote your work.

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      8 years ago

      Wonderful lens 5* and a Fave!

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      BW Duerr 

      8 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      "I became too busy with other sites, (mainly Squidoo... OK pretty much Squidoo)" That is most definitely me. I need to get back into there, too. I think I'm a few quarters away from my first visa card. :D

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      @anonymous: Glad to help out.

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      8 years ago

      I'm new on redgage. Your tutorial just helped me figure out collections. Thank you.

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      Lee Hansen 

      8 years ago from Vermont

      Redgage is still at hobby level for me. I'm stretched trying to remain active on all the best communities and keep my blogs and web sites fresh. Thanks for an interesting profile and tutorial about Redgage.

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      8 years ago

      Nice guide to RedGage. I did get a feature and it can be fun. I always love making a little money with little or no effort!

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      Salvatore LM 

      8 years ago

      Excellent lens! Simply for showing your content on Redgage you get paid! That's great!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      This is a wonderful hobby lens! I love it! Angel Blessed and I am going to add it to my Squid Angel Mouse Tracks lens. If it is okay with you, I am going to feature it under the SEO and Marketing category there. Get hobby and marketing idea lens. I believe you had a choice of categories:)

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      stacy mcdaniel 

      8 years ago

      Great lens! I've never seen Redgage before. It sounds good. I think I'll give it a try.

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      sukkran trichy 

      8 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      one more interesting concept from you sandy. 5*

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      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Sandy, you are amazing! I don't know how you find time to do so much and to do it well! Thanks for sharing this new information with me. I'll go over via your referral and see if I can figure it out. Thanks!

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      8 years ago

      I have a lot on my plate but I try to find time to visit my RedGage account every couple of days. It's a great way to get backlinks and it's a place to show off my photos. I'm not an expert with the camera but every now and then I end up with a picture I want to share.

      Great lens and yes, RedGage is a hobby. At least it is for me.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Interesting concept. I'm still thinking about it...just too much on my plate right now.

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      Kylyssa Shay 

      8 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      There's a fine line between addiction and hobby when it comes to social bookmarking/networking sites. Great lens!

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      Rhonda Albom 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      Yes, redgage is a hobby! Of course, I consider Squidoo to be hobby. Nicely done. It may be time for me to join Redgage, as soon as I can find an extra hour in the day!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      @Sensitive Fern: Need any more information, I will add it here. Internet addiction is my middle names.

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      Sensitive Fern 

      8 years ago

      I'm still trying to figure out how Redgage works, really, but you have some helpful info here. 5*

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      Linda Hoxie 

      8 years ago from Idaho

      I love RedGage, great lens!

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      sukkran trichy 

      8 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      very interesting promotional lens.5*

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      8 years ago

      Hi I originally heard about Red Gage from you, logged on uploaded a few things and forgot about it, LOL so after seeing this lens I went back on and earned 40 cents...wonder what I will make if I actually get consistent and log on more and update. Love your lens what a great idea! I am in need of more friends so any one else can add me Love it! 5*'s!!

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      Jimmie Quick 

      8 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      This is a really good introduction to Redgage, Sandy. It shows that it's easy to start up quickly and make a few bucks.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 

      8 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      I would say it is YOUR hobby. ;-) Thanks for sharing about it. I had not heard about it at all before.

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      8 years ago

      Very interesting lens!

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      8 years ago

      Useful introduction to RedGage. I have had a few prizes for my photos on RedGage, which are always nice to receive.

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      8 years ago

      I'd say hobby. Interesting lens!

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      8 years ago

      Nice, Sandy, I'm going to sign up and see what it's all about. ~claudia

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      Heather Burns 

      8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      does addiction count as a hobby? LOL good job!

    • seashell2 profile image


      8 years ago

      Good informational lens about Redgage... 5*s!

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      8 years ago

      Nice lens about RedGage!

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      clouda9 lm 

      8 years ago

      Great overview all about RedGage Sandy. Congrats on the raffle win, I got mine a couple of days after you ;)

      PS Make sure to add this to RedGage as a link to them...shout if you do not know where that is.


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