What can you do online if you have to make money? HubPages is a fun way to earn some extra cash online, and, as Bud Gallant found out, it is quite a money maker, too. He started receiving payments from advertisements after writing just 2 articles.
Not only is the site completely free to sign up for and use, but it actually pays you to use it. Sounds incredible, right? On HubPages, you become a creator of “hubs”, and take advantage of the revenue sharing program. Creating hubs is easy and fun and it provides an excellent opportunity to promote yourself, learn new things and interact with a vibrant community. Plus you’ll be making money and that’s nice too!
You receive the full payment from any advertisements or affiliate links in your hub on 60% of all of it’s traffic. In return for offering you the hosting, tools, resources and encouragement, HubPages retains 40% of the traffic.
What is a hub? It’s a sort of hybrid between an article and a website. Bud recently created a hub about passive income that will provide an example to make things more clear: Passive Income: Ways To Make Money And Get Rich Online
Anyone who is looking for a no-cost, very simple and fun way to get started making money online should go ahead and give HubPages a try. Here’s a quick rundown of the pros and cons:
- Fast and simple sign-up
- No money required or fees added
- Make extra cash from home
- Earn passive income
- Choose your own topics
- Very stable site with a good reputation
- Excellent community eager to help
- Great tools that make creating hubs fast
- Works with Google Analytics
- Excellent referral system
- HubPages takes the revenue on 30-40% of your traffic
- Often takes time to start seeing higher income
- Can be difficult to stay motivated during initial “dry spell”
Overall, HubPages is a very solid place to post some content, get some backlinks, and make some money. It’s also nice being able to write about what ever you want, although naturally some topics will be more popular than others so your traffic does, to a large extent, depend upon an interested audience. The 40% cut does seem a bit steep, but the help from the community and the opportunity to learn make it a fair trade, especially for anyone who want to test the waters with no risk to themselves.
With all the scams that are around online, and the various “technically not scams” that don’t pay or barely pay, HubPages is in a select group of easily accessible ways for anyone to get some extra money online in their spare time. If you’ve wondered about whether or not you really can make money online or if HubPages is a scam, you can take the word of thousands of users who have made money with the site, including some who routinely make several hundred or even over a thousand dollars a month of largely residual income. How’s that for a money maker?
To hear from real people on HubPages who are making a nice extra income, check out these success stories. If you’re ready now to start yourself off in the right direction and make some money by writing online, join HubPages now. If you’d like to see Bud’s hubs, check out Bud Gallant on HubPages.