I have been a chef for the last 10 years but I enjoy writing as a hobby. I really enjoy writing for Hubpages because it is fun!
Making money on Hubpages
How much money can you make on Hubpages?
I shall answer this question with another question. How long is a piece of string?
The amount of money that you can make using Hubpages depends greatly on the amount of time and effort that you put into creating your Hubpages. The way to think about it is like this, every article that you write is a single soldier in your article army. The larger your army the greater the effect your writing will have on the world.But you must write high quality and original articles for your Hubs as the search engines and Hubpages do not like duplicate content. You may not be the greatest writer in the world but as long as the article is original and unique it will do OK and will rank well in the search engines.
Let us look at a small example. You have written a Hubpage and it earns you about $1 per month. If you write 100 articles of a similar quality you could earn $100 a month from them as a total. The thing is this is a very simplistic view and does not take into account all of the variables. Whilst it is true that generally speaking the higher the number of articles you have published the more money you are likely to earn you consider the number of people who visit your Hubpages. You will not make a lot of money if you have 100 Hubpages that only get 1 visit per week. So, as well as having lots of Hubpages you also need to have lots of people visiting those Hubpages to make money.
What else will affect the amount of money I earn?
We have covered traffic as a factor that affects the amount of money you can earn from Hubpages but there are many other factors that can affect it.
The topic of your Hubpages will affect the amount of money that your Hubpages earn. If you choose a topic that has a lot of competition then you may make less money as the millions of other pages that are on the internet that are about your chosen topic will get the front pages of the search engines, whilst your Hubpage may be stuck on the 20th page therefore your traffic will be lower. Choosing a topic that has lower competition will help get your Hubpage more exposure and therefore will get you more cash.
The keywords that you choose will also affect the money that you earn. When you choose your keywords try to choose ones that will earn you a higher earning per click. All of the Adsense ads are made up of keywords that an advertiser has bid on. Generally speaking the higher the bid the more money a publisher can earn per click. So when you choose your keywords and your topic try to choose ones that will earn you more money everytime someone clicks on them.
If your Hubpage has products on it that people can buy it is a good idea to choose the products that have something to do with the articles topic and keywords. If you have written a review of the Harry Potter books there would be no point placing a product on that Hubpage that has nothing to do with Harry Potter. No-one will buy a pair of shoes from a Hubpage about Harry Potter (unless they were Harry Potter themed shoes).
Basically, the amount of money you can earn on Hubpages depends on how much time you spend writing high quality Hubpages that people want to read and will buy things from. Your Hubpages must be original and well written and you must do a lot of keyword research to earn any money from them. To be honest with Hubpages you can earn anywhere from 50c per month to $1000+ per month it all depends on how much effort you put into it.
shuck72 from Seattle on December 23, 2011:
Thanks for the advice. I am still trying to figure out how to make that first cent. I will keep trying to learn and plug away till I do.
Bradrick H. from Texas on December 01, 2011:
I like how you explained this topic in a way that is understandable. Very useful article.
dinkan53 from India on December 01, 2011:
simple way of explaining the fact traffic means money, more hubs = more traffic = more money.like your article, voted up!