Hura, we’re back. Long time no see :-). Do you miss us? And how have you been making money ?
Sorry for the delay. You know, school start and the process of moving web hosting was kinda difficult and we recently took on a few projects with some clients, yay !
Let’s get a new start with another way to make money online for teenagers – HubPages.
1. What is HubPages ?
From their own About Page:
HubPages is an open community of passionate people—writers, explorers, knowledge seekers, conversation starters. Interacting and informing. Sharing words, pictures and videos. Asking questions. Finding answers. It’s a rich and rewarding experience with a unique set of tools and resources to help Hubbers find and build an audience, easily create articles, and earn all sorts of rewards, from accolades to ad revenue. Over 29 million people explore HubPages every month.
And here’s their own introduction video:
The video already did a great job introducing how the site works but I’ll throw in some more.
HubPages, in a nutshell, help people ( called Hubbers ) make money online with ads place on their own Hubs, which are articles that you can write. It works great for teens because they accept PayPal as payment, also make setting up ads and well, designing your Hub really easy. Think of HubPages as a blog that you don’t have to do anything else beside writing. They do need you to submit your tax information but fear not, we’ll show you how to breeze through it.
And here’s some really impressive numbers:
HubPages looks real good with such an amount of traffic and they are very reputable also. Let’s dive in and make yourself part of the community, shall we?
2. Getting Started with HubPages
2.1. Signing up
First, go to HubPages at this link
Then choose Write for HubPages. After that, either fill in your info normally or Sign In using Facebook. Just normal process here, nothing fancy.
2.2. Setting things up
First, get a few info filled in. Hover above your name and choose the following:
2.2.1. Your Profile
Moving on. Nothing special here 🙂
2.2.2. Earning Setting
Configure each in the below table. Note that each different affiliate program needs their own associated account. That’s why, I recommend just filling in PayPal and anything you have first. I’ll make more posts about the various different program later.
Now that that’s out of the way, Let’s get to the fun part: Starting A Hub !
2.3. Starting a Hub
You’re about to set your teenage spirit free and let it make you some money.
Choose Start A Hub on the menu bar.
Then it comes the usual profile setting, similar to how you set up Fiverr vendor in some ways.
The better you describe your Hub, the easier visitors will be able to find your Hub. Not surprise, in return, it makes you more money. It’s also a great way to practise in case later when you create you own real blog to earn money online, it will truly show your creative teenager’s mind
2.4. Publishing your Hub
This is a default Hub when you first see it :
Just remove everything. Rebuild from scratch your desire “blog design”.
Here’s HubPages video about the different capsules which you can use to make your Hub unique :
You can go minimalist with only text and videos or go fancy and try anything you want. Only remember the most important thing is to make your Hub easy to consume by visitors. Just like how HubPages outlined here:
When you’re done, just click Publish or Save Unpublished to save it as draft for later editing. Only you can see it when it’s not published so don’t worry if it’s still a mess, you can always turn it into a masterpiece later ( we teens usually do that 😆 ).
Well, tax is not good since we are underage for it but you can always ask your parents for their tax info, the best course of action right now. Or wait until you’ve earned some money before asking.
HubPages has a great forum and Help Page that you can always check out if something is not working or you need some help.
5. Wrap up
So, let’s go over HubPages again shall we:
- Easy to sign up ( with Facebook sign in )
- Use Paypal.
- Easy to set up.
- Great way to get familiar with blogging.
- All technical related things got taken care of.
- Flexible Hub builder.
- Great support and community.
- A good place to find articles.
- Need tax information.
- Need other Affiliate Programs Accounts to set up.
- Multiple Ads Program might confuse new user.
- Not guaranteed to make you money as it depends on your Hub quality
HubPages is a great way to earn you some money if you are fond of writing and sharing through articles, videos, images and the like.
Give HubPages a try and see for yourself !
What do you think is better ? A full – fledged blog or a Hub ?
We’d love to be hearing from you ! Share your ideas and even your own Hubs with others !
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