The author has been writing for HubPages since 2008 and likes to thank his fellow Hubbers by showing him how to make more money.
This is part 2 of a series. Please read Part 1, Big Money, so you can understand this information thoroughly. Otherwise, much of it may not make sense.
One of the big differences among the top hubbers is the number of hubs they’ve written. Susana S has only 96 hubs and yet earns $850 a month from them. Kathryn Vercillo boasts the greatest number of hubs at 1,123 and is the second highest earner at $1,500. Marye Audent, the most successful hubber with $3,800 a month, has 742 hubs. Clearly, you can succeed with a lot of hubs or just a few
I’ve performed a few calculations to show some interesting information about the hubs. The following names are arranged in alphabetical order by first letter to make hubbers
|Name||Hubs||Monthly Income||$ per Hub||Views per Day||Views per Hub||$ per View|
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Views per Hub
Dividing the number of views per day by the number of hubs produces the Views per Hub (per Day) column. This shows how much traffic each of a hubber’s articles attracts.
- Blake Flannery boasts hubs that attract more than four times the traffic of the next closest writter. Each of his hubs gets an average of 209 views per day. His total monthly income is slightly less than average for this group.
- Relache is next with 45 views per hub per day. Her total income is near the bottom.
- Susana S has 42 views per hub per day. Her total income is equal to that of Relache.
Earnings per View
Another way to measure earning power is to divide the monthly income to get the earnings per day, and then divide that result to produce the $ per View (per Day) column.
- Top hubber Marye Audet makes the most earnings at $0.01 per view.
- Habee, our only 100 HubScore hubber, is next at $0.008 per view.
- Susan S, who also gets one of the highest earnings per hub, gets $0.007 per view.
Earnings per Hub
Dividing the monthly income by the number of hubs produces the $ per Hub column, which I think measures the earning power of each hub.
- Blake Flannery rises to the top of the list with each of his hubs worth an average of $9.55 per month. He has to do the least amount of writing to earn the most money.
- With fewer hubs than Blake, Susana S made her hubs the second most valuable at $8.85 each per month.
- Biggest income earner Marye Audet does slightly better than the average $4.02 per hub. She earns $5.12 for each of her hubs.
Types of Hubs
The types of subjects these top hubbers write about cover a wide range. Presumably, they only write about things they enjoy and have some knowledge about. The following list includes links to the hubbers’ profile pages, so you can find out for yourself what specialties cover.
- Mary Audet focuses on home restoration and homesteading. Her page includes indexes to her thousands of hubs. She also writes hubs that do nothing but organize her other hubs. This makes it easy for her fans to find their favorite topics.
- Kathryn Vercillo writes on business, computers and alternative medicine. Many of her hubs appeal more to men, who are the main users of the Internet. In contrast, Mary Audet’s efforts focus on the interests of women, who are the main users of hubpages. For more information on audience types, read my hub entitled Who Reads HubPages? Audience Stats to Increase Your Traffic and Maximize Your Hubs.
- Blake Flannery concentrates on jobs, employment and music. He also has a series of hubs about birthday wishes at different ages. I suspect this unique niche gets searched for a lot on Google.
- Susana S has the fewest hubs and says she writes on a variety of subjects. Her consistent earnings are all the more remarkable considering that with one exception, she wrote all her articles over a year ago. Many of her writings are product-related with a strong marketing slant. I suspect much of her income comes from sales at Amazon. If you’re interested in making your money that way, you need to read her hubs to discover what excellent SEO writing for sales is all about.
So, how can we apply all these statistics, plus looking at the to increasing our earnings.
- Get a ton of followers. Having at least 2,000 is a good start.
- Increase your total page views to at least 4,000 per day. Until you reach that threshold, you won’t be making much.
- The number of hubs don’t matter. You can have about 100 hubs that you market well, or you can go for quantity with at least 700 hubs that you don’t market as well. If you want some information on marketing your hubs, check out my links below.
- Find a profitable niche. There’s no one subject that makes money. Find something profitable that you enjoy writing about and then spin that knowledge into many different articles.
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Tammy Winters from Oregon on September 01, 2020:
I absolutely love reading hubs like this. I saw somewhere that we aren't allowed to share our earnings anymore.... True? I believe it is motivational to see the earning potential here on hubpages. Plus when I logout of hubpages, I see hubs that say people over the years have made $30.000-$70,000. Thanks so much for sharing this information. I haven't made much here but seriously plan too improve my hubs and then fingers crossed.
Liliane Najm from Toronto, Canada on June 08, 2020:
very useful information especially for newbies. Thank you.
Dingy on March 28, 2020:
Great job! You saved me a lot of work, lol. I’ve been trying to figure out how to get my stats up, been on hubpages off and on for 11 years. Total earnings so far a little over $2,000 mostly from hubs I wrote 11 years ago and never did anything else, but I just started getting back into it and reviewing and updating my hubs. I’m hoping to earn a lot more!
Kelly Ann Christensen from Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas on December 29, 2019:
It looks like Mary Audet even left Hubpages. When I originally joined she was on the welcome page as the top earner on Hubpages. I see something in the comments about her having sexual ads or displaying on her articles on homesteading, living off the grid, etc. Mary will be missed.
Thanks for the interesting article.
John Coviello from New Jersey on October 02, 2019:
Cheryl, It's a bit of a guessing game. others have said, the articles that do well are not always the ones you expect to do well. Just keep writing about topics that interest people and that people search for. If you can find one that doesn't have a lot of Google competition (use Google Adwords to figure that out), then that increases your chances for organic views from searches. Also, go onto forums and social media and post links to your article, when appropriate, to drive traffic to them.
Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on October 02, 2019:
I had one story to get close to 2,000 views but most average about 20. Still not sure what to do but thanks or this article.
Micha ELa from Philippines on September 28, 2019:
I believe you will be joining their ranks soon :)
MG Singh emge from Singapore on September 18, 2019:
Generally the hub pages site is not a earning site where you make money. This is more than the rule. I have a fair amount of experience on this site having written for more than 10 years. I just do not have the key how a miniscule band of writers is able to make any money.
John Coviello from New Jersey on September 18, 2019:
Those monthly earnings are on the high end for this site. There may be a handful of writers making that kind of money, but as one who's been around this platform for a while, I know it's not the norm. You need a niche that gets a lot of views and need very good articles.
Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on September 18, 2019:
These figures are really inspiring. Just goes to show you can make money if you're hardworking and consistent.
Gupi on June 09, 2019:
Thanks for sharing all that interesting data :)
Mariya Thomas from Calicut, India on March 13, 2019:
Shaloo Walia from India on October 27, 2018:
These stats are amazing!!!
Janisa from Earth on July 09, 2018:
I have such a long way to go...
Indra from India on March 23, 2018:
I want to earn $ 1 per day as first aim and $ 10 per day as next aim. Recently a small earnings started to earn. I will try to progress every day. But my request is not to decrease hub and hubber score every day. You start these score at 1 and increase as per activities and quality. My hubber score was 75. When I started to work, it is started to decreasing every day. It is strange really.
Tammy Winters from Oregon on December 03, 2016:
Hi alocsin... once again, your hubs are amazing. It has been a long time since I have been on Hubpages and I can certainly tell the difference in pay. Can you message me and let me know how you are doing here on Hubpages.... I am not sure how to get my views up again. Thanks.
Amy from East Coast on November 06, 2016:
This is probably the best Hub I have read so far on Hubpages. I am truly inspired. Your work is awesome, have a great day!
Eword Media Unit from Nairobi, Kenya on September 05, 2016:
This is my most precious hubs on Hubpages. I keep coming back to it like a reference book. Thank you for the well researched insight.
Mystery of Reiki Healing - Pure Reiki Healing Discount on March 22, 2016:
Hi your site sometimes times-out - I figured you would like to know.
Rui Carreira from Torres Novas on January 05, 2016:
WOW! These are the top earners? :D
I'm pretty close then! Thanks for the awesome hub, it really motivates me to keep going and I'll definitely analyze their profiles to try and take some of their magic for me.
John Coviello from New Jersey on October 27, 2015:
Interesting analysis. But, I'm not sure why Blake Flannery makes so much more per Hub in a month than the other top 10? He must be selling products on eBay or Amazon, because all things being equal the HubPages ad program pays out at the same rate more or less for everyone as far as I know. Or, is it that his Hubs have ads that pay more?
Chris Montgomery from Irvine, CA on March 28, 2015:
Hey Alocsin! I'm surprised you never put Patty Inglish on one of these lists, I'd be very curious to hear more about her success story. (And if you have and I missed it, OOPS.) It's funny, I loved these hubs when you first published them and I still look back once in a while for inspiration or reference. Cheers!
Ashley Vailu'u from Central Texas on March 18, 2015:
I'm addicted to your hubs. GG!
Shane from Korea on October 13, 2014:
congrats to all the successful hubbers and thank you for sharing. This just gave me the push I need spend more time writing.
Joe from north miami FL on May 30, 2014:
This hub keep me going probably the single greatest hub I've read for motivation.
Abigail from Dallas, TX on February 12, 2014:
This hub really got me to thinking that I could do 1k+ a month. So have have listed a new hub everyday for the last 5 days, going to do 100 hubs to get started.
Thank you so much!
Satendra Saini from India on January 16, 2014:
Thanks a lot for providing so valuable information about highest earners of hub pages.
David from Birmingham, UK on October 10, 2013:
Are these figures still pretty much the same or have they all collapsed due to panda/penguin etc.?
Do you think it is more important to have followers than to be ranked in Google? I have focused on the later, but my views dropped down to less than a quarter of what they were, which is what has caused me to be inactive on here recently.
Nitin Pillai from Mumbai, Maharastra, India on August 31, 2013:
thanks alocsin for such in-depth in information. These earnings reports are of great help to new hubbers.
Linda0011 on April 28, 2013:
:O really !!! i can't imagine , how it possible. I want earn money like this.
Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 04, 2013:
Just needed to read this once again, Aurelio. I'll be checking out Susana's hubs to see what strategy she employs to make such income from such few hubs. One thing is for sure, she knows how to exploit her niche to full advantage.
Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on January 05, 2013:
Great info, alocsin. Thank you for breaking down the reality of what it takes to make money here at hp. You are knowledgeable, please check out one or two of my hubs and give feedback about my potential :-) Thanks, up and useful.
Matt from Lansing, Michigan on January 04, 2013:
Wow, I thought all the top earners would all have 1000+ hubs, $850 a month on 96 Hubs is crazy cool. I'm going there right now to see what she's doing! Thanks for putting this together.
vinayak1000 from Minneapolis on January 04, 2013:
Whoever thought something like HubPages would be such a goldmine!
Ruminta Sari from Sleman on January 04, 2013:
Impressive results. Maybe things are different right now due to various reasons, but still impressive.
Aurelio Locsin (author) from Orange County, CA on January 03, 2013:
I wish I could tell you, Pool of Thoughts. It was a couple of years before I started showing any earnings. Maybe you can post your question in the forums.
timtalkstech on January 02, 2013:
I've been wanting to read a hub like this - thank you for sharing this information. I found your tips and information to be very helpful. Voted up!
Sumi on January 02, 2013:
David Steffy from Southern Ohio on December 31, 2012:
You seem really knowledgeable about hubpages. At risk of showing my ignorance, I'd like to ask you a question. Do I have to be on here for 6 months before I can earn anything? You have to have Adsense before you can have any of the other programs that earn you money on here and I have an Adsense account but it keeps popping up in red that my account is less than 6 months old when I try to link it. I hope I'm missing something here... Any help anyone could offer would be great!!!
Qudsia Q on December 30, 2012:
A very interesting, motivational and helpful hub.
Blurter of Indiscretions from Clinton CT on December 29, 2012:
I loved this hub. Thank you for all the information. :)
Cardia from Barbados. on December 28, 2012:
A very interesting and helpful Hub.
Thanks for the insight - it is actually pretty inspirational. Definitely makes me want to work even harder on my hubs and also market/promote them.
Raj Lally Batala from Chicago ,USA on December 27, 2012:
well done !!
Donna Hilbrandt from Upstate New York on December 27, 2012:
Thanks for doing the work to put this info together. I think having some insight into how to be successful on HP is going to be inspiring for a lot of writers on this site who want to make some extra cash. Great job on this. Voted up and sharing.
pinkhawk from Pearl of the Orient on December 27, 2012:
wow! this is really interesting and helpful... no wonder why this hub is flooded with comments.. ^_^... thanks for sharing!
omar21 on December 26, 2012:
Your hub is so useful, it provided me with great pieces of information,thank you
Jeff Duff from Southwest Wisconsin on December 25, 2012:
Alocsin, you seem to have a talent for this sort of thing! Perhaps you could interview (by e-mail or phone) a few of the top-earning and most popular hubbers? I think we would all be interested to hear their best piece of advice for increasing readership (or income, or higher hub scores, or something similar)!
billd01603 from Worcester on December 25, 2012:
Great Hubs (Part 1 and 2)Bottom line it takes a lot of work and time to develop significant monthly income.
Chantele Cross-Jones from Cardiff on December 24, 2012:
This is a great helpful and insightful hub, I have shared with my readers. Than you
Russ Moran - The Write Stuff from Long Island, New York on November 15, 2012:
I just came across this hub alocsin. A typically amazing job of research. You published this hub a month before I joined. I wish I had read it then.
MG Singh from UAE on October 20, 2012:
Awesome information. Very well researched, but the fact remains exceptions don't make the rule. I wonder if you could work out these awesome earners as a percentage to total number of hubbers
Aurelio Locsin (author) from Orange County, CA on October 20, 2012:
Sorry, mpropp, but I have no idea how traffic is currently for these earners.
Melissa Propp from Minnesota on October 16, 2012:
alocsin, Ihave read so many comments and forums lately talking about how traffic has "dried up" for people on hub pages. Do you know if these top earners are also being hit hard? Maybe it is just temporary, but I would love to hear if this is happening to them as well. I'm so new that I wouldn't know if my traffic dropped or not! But, I'm sure successful hubbers like these listed and yourself would know if the Panda or whatever else might be getting blamed for the decline, was also affecting them.
Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on September 29, 2012:
This is amazing - the details and the analysis. So many people don't understand this revenue source - and it is truly fun too! Excellent motivator - thank you! I will return time and time again.
Billy Haynes from Paragould, AR on September 07, 2012:
Wow, I have read a few hubs on this now and the views per day the top earners get is just, wow!
Kalux from Canada on August 12, 2012:
Great motivation for the rest of us! :)
J Forlanda from US of A on August 10, 2012:
I think everyone has pretty much said how well of a job you've done at opening our eyes to the possibilities at HP. Thanks for the motivation. HP will probably see a sudden surge of posts as a result. Good job.
MG Singh from UAE on August 10, 2012:
Very interesting, but it wont be easy
BizVT34 from USA on August 10, 2012:
Making money on Hubpages is the same as the real world, you need good product (Hubs) and steady hard work. Good Hub!
Mark Shulkosky from Pennsylvania on August 10, 2012:
Very interesting and informative, just like Part 1. Quality work, many followers, a niche, and most importantly time, seem to be the secrets to financial success on HubPages.
ignugent17 on August 10, 2012:
Very interesting information and thanks for sharing.
Mary from Cronulla NSW on August 10, 2012:
This all helps, it really does, so that we all hopefully increase our earnings...thanks for sharing this & for doing such a lot of research into it...well done...lots of votes...cheers
Esrom Aritonang from Indonesia on August 03, 2012:
I have read the part I and the part II is great too. I like write your hub because you made it clear for me, especially English is not my first language. Keep writing tips based on research. Bravo!
Lovelovemeloveme from Cindee's Land on August 01, 2012:
This was really nicely illustrated and well written. I hope your name is up there!
Joe Njenga from Nairobi Kenya on August 01, 2012:
Your Hub has boosted my Morale to write more and more Hubs. I am immensely encouraged thank you
Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on July 31, 2012:
Very interesting read! It will take time to have that amount of followers, readers and money. For now, I´ll just do my best as I can without any hectic. Thanks for sharing this awesome and useful hub Alocsin.
Chantele Cross-Jones from Cardiff on July 14, 2012:
It is really interesting to see it broken down like that. Helpful hub! I would love to reach that kind of money one day! For now I shall toodle along as best I can, till I have time to dedicate to writing and marketing. Thanks
Aurelio Locsin (author) from Orange County, CA on July 13, 2012:
To answer your quesiton, I'm special, hawaiianodysseus!
This is not private information, just not easy to find. I put a link to the information source in the first section of Part I. Feel free to check out the information yourself.
Hawaiian Odysseus from Southeast Washington state on July 12, 2012:
Thanks, alocsin! Not wanting to parrot any of the other commenters, I still want to congratulate you on a fascinating job with this 2-part Hub endeavor. I have one really nagging question, and you may or may not want to answer it. How was it that you were privy to the financially confidential data of the leading Hubbers? I was not aware that there might exist a public forum where this kind of information could be viewed...unless, of course, it's on the home page where their success stories are kept. Anyway, looks like you're on your way to being right up there with the premier Hubbers. Thank you for sharing your awesome knowledge with us!
Mary Craig from New York on July 10, 2012:
If only! Voted up and interesting. My hubs have increased, my followers have increased and my income has increased....now if I could just get my income to an astonishing level ;)
Nathan Bernardo from California, United States of America on June 29, 2012:
Useful, informative, and well-organized and researched hub!
Aurelio Locsin (author) from Orange County, CA on June 25, 2012:
I wish I knew too, NC4Life078.
Nicoli Clause from United States of America on June 25, 2012:
I would like to know how these writers are marketing their hubs, and what methods are bringing in their revenue (adsense, helium...). Most predominantly if their "followers" actually read all of their stuff.
I mean sure I could add all of these people commenting and they all could add me, but let us be frank; what are the chances they will read my material and vice versa? That number would only be 50, let alone 2,000.
Aurelio Locsin (author) from Orange County, CA on June 24, 2012:
These change constantly, Teresa. I could probably write a new one of these, but then HP would mark it as plagiarism.
StrictlyQuotes from Australia on June 24, 2012:
Really interesting to see these stats. I have been earning within this income bracket since having about 90 hubs so I agree with you that the number of Hubs doesn't matter much. I am almost at 4 million page views. I tend to always stick to the same topics when writing Hubs though.
Teresa Schultz from East London, in South Africa on June 24, 2012:
I think I saw in a forum thread that these stats have generally changed - I THINK it was Marye Audet who said (in the forum thread) that her earnings have nearly halved - after panda (or was it after penguin?) Still trying to wake up, sorry - need another coffee! But, bottom line, interesting hub, and definitely inspiring. It's not just gaining a lot of followers that can help bring more traffic - sharing other people's hubs plays a big part in the process too. Sharing this hub to my HubPages followers.
Angela Brummer from Lincoln, Nebraska on May 30, 2012:
Oh well this is great! I think we need to talk to the last commenter and see how she is getting traffic!
Aurelio Locsin (author) from Orange County, CA on May 07, 2012:
That is fantastic, hhelen. But how do you do it? How do you make that much money with only 10 hubs? Maybe you should write a hub about that.
hhelen on May 07, 2012:
Thanks for this nice hub. Like you have already discussed above, you don't need tons of hubpages to make decent money. What you need however is quality and traffic.
I have just 10 pages and consistently make around $70+ monthly. That is sure to go up if I spend more time writing a few more.
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 01, 2012:
Thank you again for sharing. A job well done. I will try to learn from this. Can't have everything overnight. Voted up and interesting.
Dee aka Nonna on May 01, 2012:
Well, I guess I have to get my rear in to gear...I have a lot of work to do. Thanks again for sharing this. Voted up and useful.
Adventure Colorad from Denver,CO on April 23, 2012:
Great article. I've noticed after writing here for a year that my views have steadily increased, but I still have a long way to go to catch the top writers.
Aurelio Locsin (author) from Orange County, CA on April 23, 2012:
Writer Fox, these are only the ones who've chosen to publicize their earnings. Quite a few have decided not to.
Writer Fox from the wadi near the little river on April 22, 2012:
This is what I don't get: Out of over 200,000 published Hubbers, only 6 are making more than $1,000 a month writing on HubPages? I suspect (hope) that there are more $1,000-a-month-writers than your list indicates. Anamikas, sunseven, pattyinglishms, soni2006 – just to name a few – each have about 1% of total HubPages traffic.
Daisy Fabelo from Orlando Florida on April 15, 2012:
GREAT HUB Alocsin. I took notes I tweeted and I book marked this hub, very very informative.... I have learned a whole lot. Thank you...
Aurelio Locsin (author) from Orange County, CA on April 15, 2012:
chaturrajneesh, I think this is solely from HubPages.
Aurelio Locsin (author) from Orange County, CA on April 15, 2012:
We'll need to find him, mary615 ;)
Rajneesh Chaturvedi from India on April 14, 2012:
It's a great information here. I think a lot also depends on the way one promote his hubs. But are these incomes purely from Hubpages? or it is sum total of other sites of hubbers as well.
Mary Hyatt from Florida on April 14, 2012:
Hi, alocsin, I'll email you that info. OK?
Aurelio Locsin (author) from Orange County, CA on April 14, 2012:
That's amazing, mary615. Do you mind sharing the name of that hubber?
Aurelio Locsin (author) from Orange County, CA on April 14, 2012:
Glad to hear you're making some money, CasyLu1981. If you keep writing, the earnings should go up.
Mary Hyatt from Florida on April 13, 2012:
Great Hub. I stumbled upon a Hubber who been here for two years, has written two Hubs, and received a Hubber award for 100,000 views! Wonder how much he earns? Is not on your list.
CassyLu1981 from Spring Lake, NC on April 13, 2012:
Lots of information and great facts on the top Hubbers :) I'm still quite new for this (6 months old) and I think I've done quite well with keeping myself in the 90 hub score range and making a few dollars (at least) every month. Maybe in 2+ years I can be at the top with them! Thanks for the info and Sharing :) Voted up and interesting
Marie Hurt from New Orleans, LA on April 13, 2012:
4000 views seems like a ton. I am glad to know that people do get there and that it takes time.
L M Reid from Ireland on April 13, 2012:
This is encouraging information for those who have not started to earn a decent monthly income on HubPages yet.
I agree with you totally that organic traffic is the aim if you want to earn money writing online.
And that it is not the number of hubs that count but the quality of the writing and the SEO of these articles that count.
Very useful hub. Thanks for SHARING. Up, useful and interesting
Penelope Hart from Rome, Italy on April 09, 2012:
Great lessons in how to make money from writing Hub Pages; using successful HP stats is essential. Until I see and can absorb the facts (precisely views per day etc.) at my own pace, I can't absorb the usefulness of the information properly. But this Hub lit a light bulb in my head! Many thanks.
Sharilee Swaity from Canada on April 07, 2012:
Alocsin, more interesting information. It's amazing how well they are doing! Thanks for your excellent analysis.
Lisas-thoughts101 from Northeast Texas on April 01, 2012:
alocsin, the rest of the story was just as interesting. I am going to continue to read your hubs on similar subjects when I have time. There is so much to learn about hubbing. I am slowly but surely getting there in tiny bites :)
Aurelio Locsin (author) from Orange County, CA on March 30, 2012:
Thanks William. I'm glad this has helped you.
Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on March 30, 2012:
I will work at getting more followers after reading this hub. Thank-you for all of your assistance!