I've been writing on Hubpages for over 4 year's now and have discovered over time that Hubpages can be a great side line for making money online.
What is Hubpages
Hubpages is a website that allows it's writer's to publish content/articles on their website.
Your content can be any length, this means that each Hub (their jargon for article) can be about any topic you choose, from writing about the "Second World War" to your "Ten Best Fitness Tips".
Being a great writer isn't essential, by any means, I've seen some pretty awful writer's do well on there. You just need the ability to write a little about something. You never know this could be your first step to making money from a blog.
Making Money with Your Hubpages
The most straight forward and effective way is by using Google Adsense. You can join Adsense and add your ID to Hubpages then you'll start sharing the revenue with Hubpages for your Hubs. If visitor's click on this advertising you will receive 60% of the revenue.
Getting Started with Hubpages
- Sign up on Hubpages.
- Start your first Hub.
- Start up an Adsense Account. If you don't have one already it may take a few days for approval.
- Connect your Adsense ID to Hubpages. After your've logged in click the "My Account" button, then "Affiliate Settings" link. Insert your Adsense ID.
- Your Done. Once you've installed your Adsense ID you can start making money on hubpages.
Linking from your other blog's and websites is a good idea. Joining bookmarking websites and social media is helpful. Linking or grouping your Hubs together is also a good idea.
Content is King
The more you have to say in each Hub the better. My rule is usually 500 to 1,000 words per Hub. If you can get close to the 1,000 mark or over it's even better. You can include as many capsules as you like, things like poll's for your reader's, or even a Youtube video is a good to.
Stick With It
You'll notice not every hub is popular, I'm in the process of editing and creating new Hubs, it always surprises me what is popular from one day to the next.
Hubpages Referral Program
You refer new writer's to Hubpages if they become writer's within 30 day's, you receive 10% of their Hubs lifetime impressions.
The 10% doesn't come from the new Hubber but through Hubpages, meaning you still receiving 60% of impression's, Hubpages then takes 30% (instead of their usual 40%) and you get the remaining 10%.