So as my first official article, it seems only reasonable, that I start with the first side hustle I ever had. Writing articles on
What Is Hubpages?
So let’s start with what is Hubpages?. Hubpages is a Revenue sharing website whereby the user writes articles based on whatever they like. These articles are then published and have ads placed onto them. When these ads are clicked on by your readers then Hubpages gives you a share of any revenue generated.
So why go with Hubpages if you have to share the revenue with them?. Well for a lot of people, they dont want the hassle of setting up a blog or website. This way they sign up, and within a few minutes, they are writing that article about pet grooming and sharing it with other users.
There is a great active forum on the site. This has lots of
In 2011 all revenue sharing sites were hit hard by a major change in the
Hubpages brought up the last remaining large competitor Squidoo and have since changed the way their site works. They now have lots of multiple sites
So what you are probably wondering is how much money can you make on Hubpages. Well like any question such as that there is no straightforward answer. To begin
Before the google (panda) algorithm update some Hubpages users were earning up to £2000 a month. This was very well established writers with 200 or more really good articles. Most of these ranking very high in Google with lots of well-researched keywords. Earning that much now is highly unlikely.
I feel that if you were to sign up and start writing good,
My Case Study
It took me around 3 months to see any kind of income. I had written about 15 Hubs by that point mainly based around a specific video game I was very
I started to learn how to link new articles to my older ones to gain more readers. I also learned how to create my own header images and titles. This all helped my articles achieve a better look. A year or so into my Hubpages journey I had over 100 hubs. Some of my video game articles were ranked on the 1st pages of google for the keywords I had used. This was earning me anywhere between £100-250 a month and was a great passive side hustle.
If you are thinking about starting a blog but are a little unsure whether you have the skills then perhaps Hubpages is for you. It gives you the chance to write about what you love but has the backing of a big company to help boost your posts. If you enjoy it and do well then it will give you the confidence to strike out on your own and create your own blog or website.
As you can see from the above picture it was some time ago that I was earning on this site. As mentioned before it was my first side hustle. You can see I made over $60 in 2 weeks, although this doesn’t go back before 2011 so doesn’t show my earnings when my pages were ranked well. It also doesn’t show eBay earnings. eBay affiliation is enabled on Hubpages too. You can also see my username in the
In summing up, earning a side income from Hubpages is possible, although can take time but once up and running and earning money it is a great passive income.