Starting With HubPages The Right Way
HubPages are user generated content that lets the writer earn a share of earnings from them. It’s a social content community where writers, known as Hubbers, are given their own free sub-domain. On these domains they can post articles or Hubs. Hubbers can embed videos, external links, surveys images, and comments on their HubPage.
HubPages isn’t just a place to write content, though. It’s where you can interact with videos and images. You can share on the forums, ask questions, or provide answers for others. HubPages is a fully interactive site where contributors have tools and resources available to help them build their audience and earn rewards including revenue.
Revenue and Rewards
Every time you add content to your HubPages, you have the opportunity to earn money through online advertising or from affiliate referrals to Amazon or eBay. You need to activate the HubPages Earnings Program to receive payment directly from their Ad or eBay earnings. You earn for referring other writers to HubPages through their affiliate program as well.
The rising stars rewards winners are featured in the HubPages newsletter and receive a special Accolade that raises your reputation in the Hub community.
The Hub Challenge is designed to motivate you to publish a certain number of Hubs in a set number of days.
Setting up a HubPage
Setting up a HubPage is fairly simple. Begin by creating a free account on the HubPage site by filling out the information with your email address, desired username, and password. Fill out the Captcha code and click the sign up button
Log-in to your account to create a hub. Click on the start a hub tab and fill out your information including your Hub title and topic as well as the format. You can change the format later if it’s not what looks best for your article.
The Hub Tool is the area you are taken after you create your title, URL and format for your page. It’s where you can add and edit content, videos, photos, polls, and all the features of your page.
It’s best to break your content into multiple capsules. Mix in photo, poll and other capsules relevant to your topic.
Capsules are what make up your Hub. You can add specific capsules that best display your content. To make a quality, informative Hub, it’s recommended you have several different capsules. Your content should be at least 1,150 words of well-written, useful and informative content. Be sure to include three high-resolution images that you have properly credited or use your own. Try to use at least one video of your own. Include One Map or Table capsule, one poll or one quiz capsule as well. Make sure your summary is concise and interesting and the formatting attractive.
There are several capsules you can use to add special forms of content. The default capsules are the Text Capsule, the Photo Capsule, and the Comments Capsule. Other capsules available include:
- The Video Capsule gives more detailed information or shows examples of what you are talking about.
- The Map Capsule is excellent for travel guides or restaurant reviews.
- The Table Capsule can be used for comparing and compiling prices, sharing timetables or summarizing data.
- The Amazon Capsule
- The eBay Capsule
- The Poll Capsule is great for getting your readers opinions.
- The Quiz Capsule lets you test your readers. Readers can share your quiz on external sites. Every time the quiz is embedded somewhere else, your Hub earns a natural backlink.
- The Recipe and Ratings Capsules include options like the cook time, instructions, ingredients, ratings, and nutrition capsules for making a recipe hub attractive and reader search friendly.
- The Links Capsule
- The Code Capsule
To add capsules click on the one you want to add. Each capsule appears under the capsules already in your Hub and in the Organize your content box on the right.