How to Make Money Online at Home in 2018 (With Hubpages)

Updated on March 26, 2018
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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 method 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 LSI and power keywords
  • Draft your article in Word
  • Create great presentation and lay-out

How to Construct a Title for Best Search Results

OK, so you have an idea for a new Hub. Don’t even think about writing it yet. Before even beginning to draft your new hub, 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 (Medium-Tail 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.

For example when I wrote the article Hanging Upside Down I didn’t yet know about medium-tail titles, so the URL is: https://healdove.com/disease-illness/hanging-upside-down.

Much later, when I realized that the term "Hanging Upside Down" was just a core medium title that didn't generate many views, I expanded it to:
Why Hanging Upside Down (Gravity Inversion) Is Good for You.

By the way, 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)

Additionally

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.

Note: You cannot change the URL of an article but you can always change the title to meet Google's ever changing search algorithms.

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.

LSI Keywords

How to Use LSI and Power Keywords

LSI Keywords

The above picture has been generated with help from LSIGraph which has given me a choice of valuable additional keywords to use. Some of those now appear in the content of my article on hanging upside down, adding much-needed search juice.

What Does LSI stand for?

LSI stands for Latent Semantic Indexing. LSI keywords are keywords that are semantically linked to a main keyword. In other words, LSI keywords are keywords that are related to a main keyword. For example, 'Apple' is a LSI keyword for 'iPhone'.

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.

How Do You Find out What People Searching For?

The simplest way is to type in your main medium-tail search phrase into the Google search bar and down pops several different phrases that people are already looking for. A more sophisticated method is to use an online keyword generator like LSIGraph.

Evergreen

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

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 Paint.net, 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

Videos

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.

Notepad

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.

Polls

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 (in editing mode, just under the title) so that it is immediately clear what the article is about, and check that the summary contains your main keywords from your title. 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 25 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. In this article for example I am providing 2 links to the sources where much of the information I have gathered here comes from.

Sources and Links

GOOGLE RANKBRAIN (no link allowed but you can type it in search engine)

LSIGraph (LIS = Latent Semantic Indexing)

Must Have Links

Capitalize My Title

I recommend keeping the above link open in another window while you are writing your article on HubPages as you will continuously use them to check capitalization of subtitles.

Test Tooll Title & Meta Description useful for drafting Title and Description.

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 218 (With HubPages) you will succeed.

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        Mohamed abbas 

        2 months ago

        really great article juliette . thanks

      • Cardia profile image

        Cardia 

        2 months ago from Barbados.

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

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        Butterfly Soul Whispers 

        3 months 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 

        10 months 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.

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        Amy 

        18 months 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 

        2 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.

        https://moz.com/blog/new-title-tag-guidelines-prev...

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        kitkat1141 

        2 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 

        2 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 

        2 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 

        2 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 

        2 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 

        2 years ago from Port Washington, NY

        Great advice Juliette. Thank you.

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        TheNaturalRoze 

        2 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 

        3 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.

      • Sue Adams profile imageAUTHOR

        Juliette Kando FI Chor 

        3 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 

        3 years ago from Houston, Texas U.S.A.

        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 

        3 years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma

        Sue,

        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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        Blackspaniel1 

        3 years ago

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

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        Amie Butchko 

        3 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 

        3 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 

        3 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 

        3 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 

        3 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 

        3 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 

        4 years ago from Andalusia

        Welcome to HubPages and good luck jerzimom.

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        Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

        4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

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

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        Maggie.L 

        4 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 

        4 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 

        4 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 

        4 years ago

        SpaceShanty,

        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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        SpaceShanty 

        4 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 

        4 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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        SpaceShanty 

        4 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 

        4 years ago from Andalusia

        I never had any problems with paypal.

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        The Examiner-1 

        4 years ago

        Sue,

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

        Kevin

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        Juliette Kando FI Chor 

        4 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 

        4 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 

        4 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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        passionate77 

        4 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 

        4 years ago from Andalusia

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

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        Michele Kelsey 

        4 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 

        5 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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        Lurana Brown 

        5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

        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 

        5 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:

        https://hubpages.com/forum/topic/111781

        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 

        5 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 

        5 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:

        https://hubpages.com/forum/topic/108795?page=2#pos...

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        Princess Clark 

        5 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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        Melissa 

        5 years ago from Canada

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

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        Juliette Kando FI Chor 

        5 years ago from Andalusia

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

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        Shadaan Alam 

        5 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 

        5 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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        Stephanie 

        5 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 

        5 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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        Stephanie 

        5 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!!

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        Juliette Kando FI Chor 

        5 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.

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        literatelibran 

        5 years ago from Williamsburg, Virginia

        Lots of great advice. Thank you!

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        anxietygoaway 

        6 years ago

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

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        Cruncher 

        6 years ago from UK

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

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        Juliette Kando FI Chor 

        6 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.

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        Kathleen Cochran 

        6 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!

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        Juliette Kando FI Chor 

        6 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...

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        SuperDomains 

        6 years ago from SuperDomains.com - www.SuperDomains.com - Atlanta, GA

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

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        prasetio30 

        6 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!

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        Elena 

        6 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.

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        Juliette Kando FI Chor 

        6 years ago from Andalusia

        Hi guys and gals,

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

        Thanks

        Sue

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        mariazeyn 

        6 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 :)

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        generic-drugs 

        6 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.

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        Sriparna 

        7 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 

        7 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.

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        chelangat 

        7 years ago from Nairobi,kenya

        thank you for enlightening new hubbers like me

        good job Sue

      • Sue Adams profile imageAUTHOR

        Juliette Kando FI Chor 

        7 years ago from Andalusia

        Thank you both for dropping by mkrandhawa and RTalloni.

      • RTalloni profile image

        RTalloni 

        7 years ago from the short journey

        Good stuff to learn from. Thanks.

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        mkrandhawa 

        7 years ago from India

        great hub

      • Sue Adams profile imageAUTHOR

        Juliette Kando FI Chor 

        7 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.

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        MAJJHIMA 

        7 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 

        7 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 

        7 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.

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        Cassandra Mantis 

        7 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 

        7 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

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        ChristineVianello 

        7 years ago from Philadelphia

        Great advice

      • Sue Adams profile imageAUTHOR

        Juliette Kando FI Chor 

        7 years ago from Andalusia

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

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        Bethany Culpepper 

        7 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 

        7 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.

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        CARIBQUEEN 

        7 years ago

        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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