The simple answer as to how to make money on Hubpages is to actually have something to say. Some value to add. Some information to provide. It’s important to understand how to use keywords, but don’t take it too far.
Don’t become obsessed with SEO linking schemes and don’t stuff keywords where they don’t belong. In short, don’t overdo it. Provide good information and do it consistently.
Yes, I said consistently. The people who publish hubs on Hubpages consistently are the people who make the most money.
If you consistently write about a certain subject (which you certainly don’t need to do) it will help you establish a niche. More importantly, you will be able to more effectively link between your hubs. Write 10 or so hubs on the same topic and interlink them all. It’s always helpful to provide links to more pertinent and useful information.
If you write about honeybees (wow–that’s random), write another hub all about the nutritional value of honey and another about the American honey industry and another about how bees actually make honey and another about how honey farmers (are they called farmers?) operate the honey collection process.
Don’t know if there are any honey-hounds out there, but hey, it’s just an example. You get the point. This kind of coverage will help bounce traffic around between your hubs, will establish some authority, and will build trust from readers and even will help you earn links from other websites.
Notice how I wrote “earn” links. It’s important to understand that a natural organic link from someone who genuinely finds value in your work and thus wants to share it with his or her readers is priceless. It’s the name of the game. It’s how you succeed with content online. And, yes, it’s how you make money too. One natural link is worth 100 forced links.
Making money on hubpages also requires that you do a little bit of promotion. Well, you’re not required to do anything, but it will really help you gain exposure for your hubs if you build a few links to them.
One of the best ways to get more traffic to your hubs other than understanding how to write for a specific audience and doing a little bit of keyword research, is to create links from article directories. Ezine Articles is the most well-known and consistently is at the top of Google search results pages for thousands of different niches.
You are allowed to include two footer links at the end of your articles, which you can point to your work at Hubpages. Use keyword-rich anchor text to promote your hubs. Using the honey example, you could write a basic article about the health benefits and the downsides of honey. Make it 400 words long and make it worthwhile–the Ezine Articles staff has to approve it, so you have to meet their certain standards which can be a little difficult in the beginning. Build at least one link to each of your Hubpage hubs.
Write another hub titled something like “My Honey Hubs” or “All You Ever Wanted to Know about Honey” and include links to all of your Honey hubs. This link post will help people see all of your content organized and is another way to build links.
Another way to promote your hubs is by building a Blogger blog or WordPress blog (for free) and linking to each of your published hubs with a short description of what it’s about. This may help widen your search footprint and drive more traffic to your hubs.
See how each link-building exercise is also providing value at the same time? This is what will work for you over time. If you’re not selfish and consistently think about your audience and providing great information, you will succeed in making money online–with any website.
So go get started making money on Hubpages. If you sign up through this link, let me know because I have a little bonus to give to everyone who signs up through my site!