Do you want to make money writing?
Many write ebooks or freelance to make money from their writing. Another option is paying to host your blog, but there are start-up fees associated with that, and it will take a lot of time and effort to see any profit from it.
Most people don’t realize there is an in-between option, a way to write online and make money that isn’t a blog. That’s writing for Hubpages.
What is Hubpages?
Hubpages is a massive blogging website and community. The platform is a cross between blogging on free platforms and hosting yourself. There’s also a social aspect to it. If you find writers that you enjoy, you can follow them on Hubpages, and their latest articles (or Hubs, as they are called) appear on your feed. It’s all very well organized!
How Can I Make Money Writing for Hubpages?
Hubpages is affiliated with two major programs that allow you to make money writing: Google Adsense and Amazon Affiliates. Everyone flocks to these programs because they are the most well-known and easy to set up. Google Adsense and Amazon Affiliates are also two of the only programs that don’t have pageview restrictions and accept most new bloggers.
Hubpages also has its own ad program, which is easier to set up than anything else. The Hubpages ad program is where I’ve made the bulk of my (paltry, to be fair) earnings on Hubpages.
How Much Money Can I Make Writing for Hubpages?
The amount of money you can earn writing for Hubpages varies like anything else. Some people can make a full-time income on it (though that’s rarer than Hubpages would like you to think). Many people make a few hundred bucks a month on it, which is not bad for a side hustle.
I haven’t written anything for Hubpages in more than five years, and I still make about one dollar per month on the website. I’ve made over $200 on it, which is more than I made in my first two years of blogging. It’s one of my most profitable side hustles (the first being flipping things with eBay).
I think it’s pretty cool that I still make passive income with Hubpages, even though I haven’t written anything for it in such a long time. I’m going to go back to writing for them soon, though. Maybe after I write 50 more articles, I’ll make two dollars per month!
Writing for Hubpages is just like any other side hustle, though. You get what you put into it. You can’t write one or two (or fifty) articles and expect to be able to quit your day job. If you want to make a decent amount of money writing on Hubpages, you have to write tons of articles and promote them (just like regular blogging!). But with Hubpages having its own ad network, you make more money per view. As I said, I don’t do anything with Hubpages, and I haven’t in a long time, but I still make a few cents per day with the platform. Imagine what an active user could do!
Why Write for Hubpages and Blog?
Okay, so do you think it’s weird that I write for Hubpages and blog? It’s not. This blog is pretty niche-specific – I only write about passion fire topics. As you know, that can cover a massive amount of content, but some things just won’t fit.
I don’t write about anything that might be considered off-putting for a general audience on this blog. Hubpages allows me to write about those things more anonymously.
I also feel like I can write about a broader range of topics with Hubpages. I joke that my blog is a lifestyle blog, but I do still try to relate all of my posts to finance in one way or another. Sometimes that way is very convoluted (like how Buffy is related to finance!), but it gets there. I write about a much more comprehensive range of topics on Hubpages. I write about music, bad relationships, and other completely unrelated things. Sometimes I write about utterly ridiculous stuff like conspiracy theories too! It’s fun to be completely anonymous and write about absolutely anything I want. Hubpages is more like a hobby while I’m trying to grow this blog into a business.
Another Bonus of Hubpages
One other bonus of writing for Hubpages for bloggers is that you can get a juicy backlink. However, the platform has a lot of rules about external linking. Bloggers can’t expect to pop over to the forum, write one post, and get a backlink.
Platform users have to maintain a high “hub score” for any external links to be followed, and can only add one external link to a specific website in any given hub.
How Do You Get Paid?
If you choose to configure Amazon Associates and Google Adsense with Hubpages, you get paid directly through those programs. Hubpages’ in-house ad program is very similar in that it pays you out only after you earn $50. If you make more than $50, it will pay you at the end of each month via Paypal.
What Are You Waiting For?
If you’re ready to get paid for your writing but not prepared to start a blog, Join Hubpages now and start getting paid to write!
Melanie Allen is an American journalist and happiness expert. She has bylines on MSN, the AP News Wire, Wealth of Geeks, Media Decision, and numerous media outlets across the nation. She covers a wide range of topics centered around self-actualization and the quest for a fulfilling life.