HubPages has worked out an agreement with Google, amazon, eBay and Kontera that allows HubPages users to plug in their affiliate ID's into HubPages and then HubPages applies those ID's to the ads and so that you can be attributed any income generated from your articles.
However for letting you use their site strength HubPages takes 40% of the impressions as payment.
Now this may seem like a lot when compared to the 100% you can get from your own site but the thing is HubPages has a very strong website and each article reviewed and published on their site has a lot of inherent strength immediately.
Often times you can rank for a keyword within a few hours if the competition isn't particularly fierce.
In this way you can build a portfolio of HubPages that consistently pays you money from affiliate programs.
Imagine if you could make $1 per day from every Hubpage you wrote.
If you wrote just 30 hubs you could be making $900 a month.
That definitely will pay some bills Now imagine if you wrote 100 hubs.
At $300/day you could be making $9000 per month.
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There are some things you need to know before you start pumping out your hubs.
Not all hubs are created equal.
Some hubs will convert more click than other and some hubs will be about subjects that command higher payouts per click.
The trick is to write hubs that get both a high number of clicks and a high payout per click.