How to Make Money Online at Home in 2020 (With Hubpages)

Updated on March 14, 2020
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I have been using computers since 1984. HubPages helps me keep up with Internet evolution, be widely heard and make my work lucrative.

With its easy to use interface of simply inserting relevant "capsules" for text, images, videos, polls, tables etc, anyone with a decent mastery of the English language can create in-depth attractive, well laid out and superbly illustrated articles.

This article explains how to:

  • Construct a title for best search results
  • Make the content interesting, useful and ever green
  • Use power keywords
  • Draft your article in Word/Pages
  • Create great presentation and lay-out

How to Construct a Title for Best Search Results

OK, so you have an idea for a new article. Don’t even think about writing it yet. Before even beginning to draft your new master piece, you need to find a title that will have a chance of ranking high in Google. This may be achieved by your choice of keywords. The core of your title should consist of a short (2 to 3 words) keyword phrase which is likely to be part of what someone may search for on Google. The Question is, which keywords are the most searched for? That is where Google Trends Compare comes in handy.

Google Trends Compare

Say I want to write an article about back ache but I'm not sure whether to use the words "back ache" or "back pain". Which of the two options are most searched for? Well, I open Google Trends Explore, type in the 2 options and bingo, I'm served the results shown on the next picture.

The result clearly show that searches about "back pain" (the red line) by far prevail over those about "back ache" (the blue line) so that is the word to use. You can type in up to 5 comparisons. Next we'll use another article I wrote to explain how full titles are constructed.

How to Construct a Title for Best Search Results

Answer the Public

When I wrote the article Hanging Upside Down I didn’t yet know about keywords, medium-tail titles, so the URL is simply: (b.t.w. you cannot change a URL but you can change a title).

Much later, when I realized that the term "Hanging Upside Down" was just a core medium title that wouldn't generate many views, I expanded it to:

"Why Hanging Upside Down (Gravity Inversion) Is Good for You". I arrived at the longer title by consulting a very useful free online tool called Answer the Public. Just type in the main key words, in this case "hangng upside down" and a whole chart appears full of questions from the public about that topic.

Capitalize My Title

Notice which words are in Caps in the title. Do NOT capitalize every word in your title. You can check title and headline (subtitles) capitalization online with Capitalize My Title with a couple of clicks.

So what were the results of the expanded title?

The Result

By adding "Gravity Inversion", I increased the chance of this article being searched for by more key phrases than just “Hanging Upside Down".

For my new title, the following additional keywords were used:

  • “Why” (a power keyword)
  • “Gravity Inversion” (a second medium-tail keyword)
  • “Good for You” (a power keyword)

Brackets and Numbers

According to Google "Rankbrain:The Definitive Guide" it helps robots better understand your content and it is nowadays considered good SEO practice (search engine optimization) to add brackets and numbers to titles when ever possible. That is why I have put the phrase "Gravity Inversion" between brackets.

Now you know how to construct a title for best search result let us look at using LSI and power key words for the content of your article.

Length of Title and Description

The Google SERP tool (Search Engine Results Pages) checks the length of your title and description so they don't get truncated in search results.

Use Power Keywords

Power keywords are used to trigger a psychological or emotional response. They are so enticing that people simply can't resist being influenced by them! So in addition to your LSI keywords try to add a couple of "power keywords" to attract the public's curiosity and make your article more emotional.

Below is a list of no less than 80 power keywords that are most frequently typed in to Google by people who are searching for answers to their queries.

Of course there are many more power keywords, depending on your subject matter but including some of power keywords in your article will help you create targeted key phrases that will attract more attention from the public and, more importantly, from advertisers which will increase your CPM or Cost per Mille. Mille means one thousand in Latin based languages like French. Spanish and Italian. The term CPM is used in marketing and advertising to determine how much companies are prepared to pay for the cost of one thousand views or clicks of an advertisement.

How to Make the Content Interesting, Useful and Ever Green

HubPages is not a blog. It doesn't work very well for poetry, auto biographies (unless you are Brad Pit) or stories about your grandma's funny habits, or how your baby spoke his first words and other such personal stories. Find something that is interesting to the general public, not just your family and friends.

HubPages is more suited for those who have a great passion and a lot of experience and knowledge about a topic that they want to share with others interested in similar issues. The most successful articles on HubPages are those that are both interesting and useful. Such articles answer a particular question or query coming from Google searches. One way to test these searches is to type in a phrase into the Google search bar and down pops several different phrases that people are already looking for.


An evergreen article remains relevant for a long time. Such an article will always be in demand and will never get dated or superseded. Evergreen articles are the best content for generating a passive income on HubPages for many years to come.

How to Draft your Article in Word or Pages

For me, publishing a new article should take place in one single online session as I don’t believe it does my Hubscore much good to store unpublished hubs in my account. That is why I think it’s a good idea to draft most of the contents for a new article at my leisure offline in Word. Then the headed paragraphs are all ready to turn into text capsules, with correct spelling and nicely set out. But I am not publishing yet. First I have to collect and edit all the visuals like photos and videos.

Content Length (How Many Words?)

How long should and article be? How many words? The recommend number of words according to the "Need Some Goals" widget at the top right of a page in edit mode is 1200 words. However, in terms of "dwell time", or in other words the amount of time readers actually stick around on your page, SEO experts recommend a minimum of 2000 words. That doesn't mean that you should put in extra meaningless padding. If your title demands fewer than 2000 words, so be it. However, it is well worth checking that you have covered all aspects of your title to give the reader as much useful information as possible and at the same time to keep them on your page for as long as possible. Video and poll capsules can also help to lengthen dwell time.

Images, Photos and Videos

Collect all the images/photos, edit them for size and layout format if necessary with Photoshop. If you cannot afford Photoshop, use a free program called, which is easy to use and perfectly adequate. Save them with a name that also contains some variation of the main keyword phrase. Most images end up in the Google Images pot. When those are clicked, relevant names can serve as backlinks to your article. Always have good, catching, images and videos that people would want to share on Facebook, and tweet, pin on Pinterest or favor on YouTube.

Make the First Image Square

Make the first image square because that is the image that will appear as thumbnail on your profile page and if it is a MFP image its text won't get cut off in the thumbnail

What is a MFP Image?

A MFP (Made for Pinterest) image is an image with text on it usually containing the title of your article. Such an image will attract many more viewers on Pinterest and elsewhere than a plain image. I suggest always making the first image MFP and as many others throughout the article as you fancy. Each image can be shared on Pinterest, all of them linking back to your article.

You see, the whole idea is to appear on as many other sites as possible for backlinks. Now a network can begin to grow from your well-optimized page.

How to Generate Traffic Using Made For Pinterest (MFP) Images
How to Generate Traffic Using Made For Pinterest (MFP) Images | Source


Find the URL links to videos needed from YouTube and type them into the draft text in Word where they belong in the article, so you’ll know where to insert which video capsule when it comes to publishing (Always give credit where credit due). HubPages used to have the facility to upload videos from your computer but that feature has been discontinued for lack of use. If you create your own videos you must first upload them to your YouTube channel to obtain their links.


Finally all the text, pictures, links, and references, (URLs) to videos are ready offline in the Word document. You are almost ready to publish but not quite yet. Do not copy and paste directly from Word into HubPages. Copy and paste the entire page into notepad to get rid of any unwanted hidden codes that the Word program contains. Now it’s just a question of copying and pasting every paragraph from notepad into a HubPages text capsule, alternating these with uploading an image into a photo or a video capsule and any other capsules you want to use (Amazon, poll, quiz, map, table, recipes etc.) where required. Remember that all the links have to be inserted.

How to Produce Great Presentation and Lay-Out

By breaking up your text into multiple text capsules, you will be able to insert additional capsules throughout your article, which will result in a more even and attractive presentation. Use a minimum of three relevant, high-resolution, ideally your own, if not, properly-attributed full width photos . What size? I always use photos or images that are no less than 600 pixels wide. Use at least one video plus a poll, quiz, map or table capsule where appropriate in your article.


My favorite is the poll capsule as it gives me the most feedback. For example, one of my articles tells me from its poll that from 3000 participants in the poll 60 %the population has chronic neck pain!

Finishing Touches

Write the summary/description (in editing mode, just under the title) so that it is immediately clear what the article is about. Then chose which of your short biographies to use for this article.

Where Are My Short Bios?

To find or create your short biographies go to your Stats Page and click on "About the Author". Short biographies appear on your published article under your name, next to your avatar. They are intended to show your expertise / experience in the particular subject matter you are writing about and add reader's trust to your work. You can have as many as 100 short bios in total. Talking of trust, it is a good idea to make available plenty of backup research material at the bottom of each article.

Ready To Publish

That’s it, press the Publish button. If your articles contains well written, interesting, useful, original, well presented evergreen content, and you followed all the guidelines here on How To Make Money Online at Home in 2020 (With HubPages) you will succeed.

Must Have Links and Recap

To help you on an ongoing basis I recommend you bookmark all the links below in a folder named HubPages where you can also keep links to your accounts page, your earnings, and if you like, the forum.

  • Google Trends to help you decide which synonym in a title gets better search results.
  • Answer the Public for SEO friendly long-tail titles
  • Capitalize My Title I recommend keeping this link open in another window while you are drafting your article as you will continuously use it to check capitalization of subtitles.
  • Google SERP tool checks the length of title and description.

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Any comments or questions? Put them in the discussion below and I or another colleague will respond to the best of our knowledge.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Questions & Answers

  • How much time do you need to spend on a Hub to make sure that it is successful?

    How much time you spend on an article to make it successful varies tremendously. Some articles take a couple of hours to write; others may take a couple of weeks. It depends how much research needs to be done and how much time you can devote to it in one session. I draft all my articles off-line and only publish when I am happy with the finished copy.

    Having said that, even when an article is published it still needs tweaking and improving. As the comments come in additions are often made to give readers a richer experience. And with changing trends on the Internet changes are often made to fit the latest SEO trends. So to keep an article evergreen and alive you have to update it regularly.

    Considering all these factors, you could say that some articles are never finished. But that is the beauty of the growing nature of the Internet as opposed to hard copy publications that are quickly outdated.

  • I do not have a Paypal account. Actually, I live in Pakistan. Here, Paypal is not available. Is there any other way to earn without Paypal?

    No, there is no way to receive funds aside from PayPal.


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      4 months ago

      thanks for this info - it's very helpful

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      John Dove 

      9 months ago

      Hi Juliette--

      Your Hub has great tips for organizing one's writing tasks. Thanks for the help.

      All the best!


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      Farrah Young 

      9 months ago from Lagos, Nigeria

      I will store these tips to be used for subsequent posts.

      Thanks for the information.

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      Juliette Jones 

      17 months ago from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

      Thanks for the information. I am still in writer bootcamp but look forward to evolving and earning on hubpages.

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      Leiah Watkins 

      17 months ago

      Thanks for all the great info!

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      Shaloo Walia 

      18 months ago from India

      helpful hub!

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      gyanendra mocktan 

      20 months ago

      This is a very practical hub. In fact, it is a guide for the newcomers in Hubpages. Thank you

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      Kathy Burton 

      20 months ago from Florida

      Lots of information in this article that I will have to try. I have 10 article but have not monetized yet as I’m still finding my way. I also appreciate you time and detailed responses in comment section. As I learned as much in comments as off to read some of your other articles

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      Lovelli Fuad 

      21 months ago from Southeast Asia and the Pacific

      Very useful hub! Very like. Thank you... I came across your hub as I was doing a research on how to do keyword research on HubPages, and I read the entire thing. It answers a large portion of my questions (what is semantic keywords? how to do semantic keywords search for your article?), and as I am now aware of what I've been missing out on when I write the things, I am realizing that my titles could use more work.

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      Mohamed abbas 

      2 years ago

      really great article juliette . thanks

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      2 years ago from Barbados.

      Great hub! Lots of good tips, especially for optimizing your articles.

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      Butterfly Soul Whispers 

      2 years ago from QLD, Australia

      Thank you for your excellent hub. I'm a newbie here and will definitely be using your suggestions. Awesome work!

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      John Dove 

      2 years ago

      Thanks Juliet-- for all your great tips. I like the way you first wrote your Hub in Word, then Notes, and finally to Hub modules. Also, your SEO suggestions are very helpful.

    • Happymommy2520 profile image


      3 years ago from East Coast

      Hi Sue, I can't speak for other people but I make a steady payout each month on hubpages with 21 hubs published. Quality and not quantity in a must. Thanks for the beautiful hub.

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      4 years ago from Andalusia

      Hi kitkat1141,

      Yes, longtail titles to maximise keywords is a good idea. However, if titles are too long, they will be cut off when appearing in Google searches. To make sure your entire title fits in the Google search results, you can check the length of your titles for free on this website.

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      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great hub. I also don't make much from EBay. I have recently been earning from Amazon about once per week. I make payout every other month, but am hoping to reach every month. I think I have to learn more about long tail keywords.

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      Puneet Kralia 

      4 years ago from Jalandhar

      Adsense and its policies make it hard to earn a substantial amount until you have invested your time considerably building backlinks and until you have made an SEO and adsense optimized site. Content is the king but still it cant rule alone these days..

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      Bill De Giulio 

      4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Sue, I've been here on HP for over four years and this is the best hub that I have read on how to be successful here. You have laid out in a very easy to understand way just what it takes to give our hubs the best chance to be successful and draw traffic. Every new hubber should read this before they start publishing here. Great job.

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      Shelly-Ann Smalling 

      4 years ago from Jamaica

      Thank you for this great post Sue. I'm a new Hubber and has one hub under my belt. I especially liked the tip about doing my draft off line. Have a nice day.

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      Ashley Cogdill 

      4 years ago from Indiana/Chicagoland

      Very useful tips. If only you had written this 9 months ago... LoL ;) Happy Hubbing!

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      Daniel Grant 

      4 years ago from Port Washington, NY

      Great advice Juliette. Thank you.

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      4 years ago

      Great overview thank you! I am very new to hubpages and only have published 2 articles. I've been looking for advice to make my hubs better so I can begin to earn money and this is just what I needed.

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      Kristen Howe 

      5 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Thanks for sharing your tips, Sue. I'm still new to HP and learning the ropes in HP. I've been making money alone with Adsense. But I want to expand with Amazon, (separate from my AA account for my book review blog, which made very little), and ebay. I'll be using your hub for future reference.

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      5 years ago from Andalusia

      Hi misslog123

      I don't do much else than what I wrote in my hubs on this subject plus the occasional social media sharing (facebook, twitter and pinterest). Plus making sure my articles are "fresh". That means regular tweaking to meet changin HP rules.

      You may also like to read my article on Google Trends to keep your titles Google friendly.

      Good luck and have fun.

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      Courtney Rhodes 

      5 years ago

      Up until recently I had only 1 hub and it does well. It's very encouraging to know people are still making money and just goes to show you that original, well written hubs and finding a niche are the most important to attract readers. I had no idea that writing in word and then copying it to notepad removed the back junk..I didn't know word produced any.

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      Michele Kelsey 

      5 years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma


      I would like to look into the Keyword Academy you talk about, and maybe I missed something, but do you have a link or some key words I can search for in Google in order to find said Keyword Academy?

      I took very detailed notes on this hub and would like to try to implement them. I have done this before, but this is sort of my learning method. lol. I think I will read about the Market Samarai tool too (your other hub about SEO), although I'm not sure that that is free. I will soon find out.

      Another question that came about which is also why I spent a couple days (believe it or not) studying this hub is: You said you make a three figure income from hubpages/paypal (maybe Amazon too) per month with 59 hubs. That is pretty impressive! I believe you, but I am wondering how you maintain that steady income. I'm sure you can't give away too many secrets, but, well, do you do a steady amount of SEO or something? Do you have a schedule of things you do to maintain this income (i.e. getting backlinks, posting on FB, contributing x amount to the hubpages community, or whatever)? This would really help me out if I understood it a bit better. I just haven't figured out how to make the amount of money I'd like to on Hubpages.

      Thank you so much in advance for your time! Also, thank you for the great article with all of the great advice!!

      Regards, Michele Kelsey (misslong123)

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      5 years ago

      I am new to the site so I am looking for info like this. Thanks.

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      Amie Butchko 

      5 years ago from Warwick, NY

      Interesting and useful hub that keeps me in the know regarding best rules of practice for writing good hubs. I didn't know we were required to write descriptions in Amazon capsules, so thanks for that!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      Great job, Sue! Lots of good useful information here. I'm heading to Keyword Academy to take a look at the free SEO tool!

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      5 years ago from Andalusia

      Yes Calvin, write at least 20 hubs before monetizing. Followers are nice but have no effect on earnings.

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      Calvin Gunter 

      5 years ago from Brookneal, Virginia

      So I can make good money with a small amount of hubs? I got 2 right now but can't sign up for Google AdSense until I write more. Do I need more followers? I only got four for now..

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      5 years ago from Andalusia

      Hi Calvin,

      I can't speak for others but I use the HubPages ad program and make 3 figs monthly payouts now with 59 hubs. I recommend quality rather than quantity.

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      Calvin Gunter 

      5 years ago from Brookneal, Virginia

      Great article, but how much can you make on Google AdSense every time someone clicks on your hub's ads?

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      5 years ago from Andalusia

      Welcome to HubPages and good luck jerzimom.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      5 years ago from Mondovi, WI

      Good tips to know for this newbie who is just starting out here.

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      6 years ago from UK

      A really useful hub with lots of great tips. Will try out some of these tips and hopefully increase my traffic! Thanks for sharing your expertise.

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      6 years ago from Andalusia

      Glad to be of help. I too learned everything I know from other friendly hubbers.

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      Shasta Matova 

      6 years ago from USA

      This is really helpful. I really do need to figure out how to get those titles spruced up.

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      The Examiner-1 

      6 years ago


      Open two 'Text' capsules, click the arrow to enter one into the other so that they are side-by-side. Edit the one on the right and it should have white/grey/blue boxes on left (I forget order).

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      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks Sue, I can't seem to see it! It is not just for Amazon capsules, I often see it where a small amount of text is in a blue box on the right, usually a summary, maybe my browser is blocking it?

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      6 years ago from Andalusia

      In Editing mode, Shanty, insert an Amazon capsule, then at the top left corner of the editing box for that capsule, you can chose to have it white or blue. Click on the blue color.

      I believe it only works if the capsule is set to 1/2 width, i.e. aligned to the right with a text capsule on its left. Try to make the text capsule the same length / size as the Amazon ad capsule. The text capsule should contain a title and the minimum required 50 words per ad.

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      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Another excellent Hub, thank you. I have never been able to find out how to add one of the blue boxes that you put Amazon items in, can you tell me how to do it. Thanks

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      6 years ago from Andalusia

      I never had any problems with paypal.

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      The Examiner-1 

      6 years ago


      I wanted to use HP Ad Program but I am leery of PayPal.


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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      6 years ago from Andalusia

      Hi The Examiner, I do hope you also use the HubaPages Ad Program. In my case it makes me a lot more money than my AdSense account.

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      The Examiner-1 

      6 years ago

      I found this Hub very interesting Sue. Right now I have AdSense and I do not need a lot of money but a little more than I get now. I will read this again as I take this in slowly but I have given this a thumbs up.

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      6 years ago from Andalusia

      Glad to be of help Pssionate77, that is how I learned, from reading hubs. Good luck here with you HP career.

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      6 years ago

      thank you sooo much sue dear for sharing such a great information and great tips and helpful ideas with all the fellow hubbers that made us learnt a lot about the success factor at hubpages following all these great guide lines. i am just enjoying a lot and learning so much going all through your hubs and just bookmarking them all for learning from further reading, million thanks and blessings a s well.

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      6 years ago from Andalusia

      You are welcome misslong, Hope to see you again soon.

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      Michele Kelsey 

      6 years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma

      Thank you for the awesome advice. I have taken many notes from this hubpage, and I have searched through some of your others that I look forward to reading more thoroughly soon. Thanks for the help! ~Michele

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      7 years ago from Andalusia

      You are welcome Mrs Brown. We all learn new things every day, mostly from other hubbers. That's the greatest attraction of being a part of this community. Good luck with your Hubbing career.

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      7 years ago

      Helpful, thank you! Totally new to me were the Long-Tail titles and that unpublished hubs might reflect poorly...and the rest of the info is great for a new writer like me too.

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      7 years ago from Andalusia

      Hi younghopes,

      The RSS capsule has actually been phased out since this Hub was written, so thank you for bringing this up. I have updated the paragraph "Finishing Touches" to include tips on the "Summary" and on "Groups" instead. You can still use the "Links" feature to link to your other Hubs but we are only allowed up to 2 links to the same domain on any Hub.

      It is actually a very sad story about the phasing out of the RSS capsule. HP staff suddenly decided that it had to make room for a very unpopular new feature: the sliding so called "Related Search" advertisements which, as many hubbers do not know, are links leading to entire pages of spammy, unrelated ads, for which we do NOT get a share of revenue. Many of us feel that this

      1.) discredits our reputation as authors

      2.) it lures readers away from our content, and also

      3.) that it breaks the agreement of our 60 / 40 share of HubPages income from advertising.

      Just click on "related Searches" and you will see what I mean. Everyone reading this, to find out more about the scandal of the "Related Search" adverts, PLEASE join in the protest by joining this forum thread:

      With more of us knowing the truth about the deceptive "Related Searches", hopefully we will be able to convince staff that we do not want them on our domains.

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      Shadaan Alam 

      7 years ago from India

      this was an excellent hub, but i just wanted to ask you one thing Sue, you have written about RSS "Add an Rss feed related to the same group as the current Hub." sorry but couldn't understand where to put this, and how to do this and what will be the benefit of this, can you please explain this a bit, thanks

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      7 years ago from Andalusia

      Thank you for the read livelifeworryfree. I'm glad you learned something from it . I'm so fussed with lay-out that I even started a forum thread on trying to make it possible to improve left/right column alignment on a forum thread months ago. The issue is almost, but not entirely resolved. Have a look:

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      Princess Clark 

      7 years ago from The DMV

      Great tips on how to earn money with hub pages. Your hub is beautiful. I like the way you line the picture up with the text. I will definitely try many of these tips in my hubs. Thanks so much for the awesome tips.

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      7 years ago from Canada

      Great hub, it's just what I've been looking for.

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      7 years ago from Andalusia

      I'm glad it may help you younghopes . Welcome and good luck on HubPages.

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      Shadaan Alam 

      7 years ago from India

      good hub Sue, very informative for a newbie like me, i will surely look up to read more such hubs from you in future too

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      7 years ago from Andalusia

      Yes I was wondering ... that's a mighty cheap wedding. :)

      Then I realised you must have meant $12k. To make 6 grand in 14 months is very ambitious but some people make more than that on HP (not me, my hubs aren't commercial enough).

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      7 years ago from Canada

      Hi Sue, thanks for the response! That's a great tip that I will keep in mind with future hubs. (And I actually meant to say $12k, not $12; I'm not sure if you caught that little typo.)

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      7 years ago from Andalusia

      Welcome to HubPages Neinahpets. I had a look at your profile and hubs. Keep up the good work. You might meet your target, depending on how often you publish.

      Here is one more tip: Use the "groups" feature, to be found in edit mode in the side bar next to "summary". When you have more hubs, put them into "groups", like for example, if you have many recipe hubs, you could have group headings like "starters", "main courses", "deserts" etc. and also group any other hubs by their joined categories, then 2 of your related hubs will appear as "previous" or "next" at the bottom of every hub for further reading.

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      7 years ago from Canada

      Sue, thank you for publishing this. I'm going to begin some research. I just joined yesterday and have published an article and recipe, but I'm not sure if I'll be successful or not. I am hoping to pay half (roughly $12 in 14 months) the costs (or more if I'm lucky!) of a wedding with this. Is that even possible for a new writer on Hubpages? Thanks for the great article!!

    • Sue Adams profile imageAUTHOR

      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      7 years ago from Andalusia

      Hi Cruncher. anxietygoaway and literatelibran,

      You are very welcome. I too got to where I am now with help from other hubbers. That is what makes HubPages such a great platform to publish on.

    • literatelibran profile image


      7 years ago from Williamsburg, Virginia

      Lots of great advice. Thank you!

    • anxietygoaway profile image


      8 years ago

      Thankyou very much that was a fantastic hub,the information i found really helpful

    • Cruncher profile image


      8 years ago from UK

      Good tips. Particularly about images which I hadn't thought of.

    • Sue Adams profile imageAUTHOR

      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      8 years ago from Andalusia

      Hello Kathleen,

      I use my own pictures and videos or Wikimedia Commons for copyright free illustrations.

      I don't know why I don't like keeping unpublished hubs in my account. I prefer to keep drafts in my computer until they are ready for publication.

    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 

      8 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Always have at least five photos to qualify for the slide-show feature on each Hub, which again, increases your page views and Hub Score.

      Do you use public domain photos and videos or your own?

      You also made a comment about keeping unpublished hubs in your account. How does that matter? Thanks!

    • Sue Adams profile imageAUTHOR

      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      8 years ago from Andalusia

      Lady_E, thanks for reading.

      Prasetio, glad you enjoyed he hub.

      SuperDomains, Did you and the commenter above you really read the hub or are you posting mass comments to get a higher commenter score? Just wondering...

    • SuperDomains profile image


      8 years ago from - - Atlanta, GA

      This was a great hub with lots of useful information for anyone. Thanks again for taking the time to publish this one.

    • prasetio30 profile image


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      This was awesome hub. I learn many things from you related with hubpages monetize. Thanks for share with us. Rated up!

    • Lady_E profile image


      8 years ago from London, UK

      Great Hub and I like the Illustrations. I have always typed in MS Word, then copied it into capsules when I am ready.

      This is a useful read for Hubbers.

    • Sue Adams profile imageAUTHOR

      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      8 years ago from Andalusia

      Hi guys and gals,

      It's really rewarding to get your positive feedback. Gives me great job satisfaction.



    • mariazeyn profile image


      8 years ago from Ontario

      It was a really helpful hub Sue Adams!

      I am new on hubpages and was totally lost on how to promote my hubs. Thanks for all your wonderful tips!

      Bookmarked, voted up and awesome :)

    • generic-drugs profile image


      8 years ago from US

      I am new for hubs , so i am looking for information how to create a good hubs that can generates user friendly presence and some money too.

      Thanks for sharing this information.

    • sriparna profile image


      9 years ago from New Delhi

      Excellent and informative hub, I am not really a newbie, have joined a year ago but honestly could not spend much time on it. I have just published my 24th hub and got a Google Adsense number recently, don't really know how to implement it in a fruitful manner (money generating), so this hub really inspired me! Bookmarked and voted up!

    • Sue Adams profile imageAUTHOR

      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      9 years ago from Andalusia

      You're welcome chelangat. I learned most of what I know from other Hubbers too. If you have any further questions I shall be glad to give an answer if I can.

    • chelangat profile image


      9 years ago from Nairobi,kenya

      thank you for enlightening new hubbers like me

      good job Sue

    • Sue Adams profile imageAUTHOR

      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      9 years ago from Andalusia

      Thank you both for dropping by mkrandhawa and RTalloni.

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      Good stuff to learn from. Thanks.

    • mkrandhawa profile image


      9 years ago from India

      great hub

    • Sue Adams profile imageAUTHOR

      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      9 years ago from Andalusia

      Hi Majjhima,

      I never have written hubs directly online and saved them as unpublished so I couldn't tell you which is the best method. From my experience the hubscore does increase from an initial 58 or so rapidly to above 75 in a day or two and often keeps going up in time, sometimes to over 90. But don't worry too much about hubscores as long as they are over 75 you must be doing pretty well.

    • MAJJHIMA profile image


      9 years ago

      Sue, thanks for taking the effort to come out with such us good hubs. On my previous hubs, i did all the writing on words document and published only after i have competed writing. And i did differently for my latest hub by doing it online and saved as unpublished hub before submission. I notice the latter one allow the hub score to increase (i don't quite understand why?), with quite a good initial score when it's submitted. Could you advise the pro and con for the two methods base on your experience?

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      JP Carlos 

      9 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Ths hub is useful whether you want to earn or not. It adds a little more professionalism to published hub. I learned a lot here especially with the format and layout of my hubs. Many nay thanks!

    • Sue Adams profile imageAUTHOR

      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      9 years ago from Andalusia

      Thank you Cheeky Girl. Nice comment coming from someone as experienced as you seem to be. However, with all the changes now here on HubPages, having been forced to remove affiliate links, this Hub is not going to help my kitty very much. Still, as long as other Hubbers can enjoy the benefits of my knowledge, I am happy in terms of job satisfaction if nothing else.

    • Cheeky Girl profile image

      Cassandra Mantis 

      9 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Great hub and full of sound advice for hubbers everywhere! Excellent! Rating up!

    • Sue Adams profile imageAUTHOR

      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      9 years ago from Andalusia

      Hi Christine,

      Thanks for dropping by. All the above tips have helped me along tremendously. All the above tips have helped me along tremendously. Good luck with your money making ventures

    • ChristineVianello profile image


      9 years ago from Philadelphia

      Great advice

    • Sue Adams profile imageAUTHOR

      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      9 years ago from Andalusia

      Nice to see you Bethany. Glad to be of help.

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      Bethany Culpepper 

      9 years ago

      I should have started here! I'm going to have to check out your other hubs. Thanks for the information.

    • Sue Adams profile imageAUTHOR

      Juliette Kando FI Chor 

      9 years ago from Andalusia

      Great Caribqueen, that was the whole point of the exercise, to make people think again about what they can do to increase earnings here on HubPages.

    • CARIBQUEEN profile image


      9 years ago from Trinidad & Tobago

      Sue: You have a lot of good tips and advice. I was also referring to some of your other hubs with just as good information. You have set me thinking which means I will do a little more reading and research. Thank you kindly.


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