However, a small amount of promotion at the beginning can help.
The main thing to remember when promoting your website is to be a good Net Citizen.
Follow the rules and guidelines of the sites to which you post.
Also, if you only share your own work, it will raise red flags.
Think about how you would like someone to share their work and go by those guidelines.
You may also share your Hubs with family, friends, and co-workers, but do so with caution.
Don't ever have friends or family members click on your ads and don't ever click on your own ads or those of people you know.
This will quickly get you banned from Google's Ad Sense and it's very difficult to be reinstated. Hitting a website with too many links to the same domain, or sending out too many emails inviting people to read your Hubs is considered spamming and can result in being banned from a community or ignored by your friends.
A great way to gain readership is to become a strong member of the Hub Pages Community.
Follow other Hubbers and leave insightful comments on their Hubs and they might follow you back and read your work!
Being set up with Hub Pages affiliate and earnings programs does not mean that you will be guaranteed earnings.
Your income from Hub Pages is contingent on your success as a Hubber- specifically your success in driving traffic to your Hubs.