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Do you want to make money writing? Trick question – we all do, don’t we?? You do have a few options for making money with your writing. You could blog for free with blogger or WordPress, but you are very limited on making money that way. Another option is paying to host your own blog, but there are start-up fees associated with that, and it will probably take a lot of time and effort to see any profit from it. Or, you could do something that’s sort of in between and write for Hubpages.
What is Hubpages?
Hubpages is a massive blogging website and community. Its a cross between blogging on those other 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. The two Rock Stars of making money online, am I right? Everyone flocks to these programs because they are the most well known and pretty easy to set up.
But Hubpages also has its own ad program, which is even 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. It was easy to set up too, just a few clicks!
How Much Money Can I Make Writing for Hubpages?
The amount of money you can make writing for Hubpages is like anything else – it varies. Some people can make a full-time income on it (though that’s more rare than Hubpages would like you to think). A lot of 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. In total, I’ve made over $200 on it, which is more than I’ve made blogging. It’s actually been my second most profitable side hustle (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 definitely going to go back to writing for them soon though. Maybe after I write 50 more articles, I’ll make a whopping 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 you have to promote them (just like regular blogging!). But with Hubpages having its own ad network, you make more money per view. Like I said, I don’t do anything with Hubpages and I haven’t in a really 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?
Ok, so are you thinking that it’s weird that I write for Hubpages and also blog? It’s really not. This blog is pretty niche specific – I only write about finance, lifestyle, and anything that can be related to those two topics (which is basically everything). But there are some topics that I avoid writing about on my main blog. I don’t write about anything that might be considered off-putting for a general audience on this blog. Hubpages gives me the opportunity to write about those things more anonymously.
I also feel like I can write about a wider 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 wider range of topics on Hubpages. I write about travel, music, bad relationships, and all sorts of other completely unrelated things. Sometimes I write about completely ridiculous stuff like conspiracy theories too! It’s kind of 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.
How Do You Get Paid?
If you chose 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 are earning more than $50, it will pay you at the end of each month via Paypal.
What Are You Waiting For?
Join Hubpages now and start getting paid to write!
Melanie launched Partners in Fire in 2017 to document her quest for financial independence with a mix of finance, fun, and solving the world’s problems. She’s self educated in personal finance and passionate about fighting systematic problems that prevent others from achieving their own financial goals. She also loves travel, anthropology, gaming and her cats.