How to make money online writing articles
My online money making career
I have been in online money making business for about three years now and I can say that I am an average earner my monthly income varies from $1200 to $1800. This includes earning from 9 different locations. For example triond, Amazon, eBay, click bank, my blog, elance, odesk and adsense. First years of my “make money online” experience was basically an experiment I tried almost every available platform out there. It all started with an ebook that I downloaded from some where, it was on how to make money online from home. Although now I realize that most ebooks are basically affiliate link jungle but as starter you do get some information. I found hubpages through a similar ebook and I am just addicted to it now.
So here is my experience of how can you make money writing articles and promoting different products. Before sharing the legitimate money making options I would like to point out some typical “make money online” scams that new writers can avoid just by following simple rules.
Golden Rules Of Money Making:
All paid to click add sites are scam; they appear time to time make a big entry and disappear without making any payments.
Do not waste you time on paid survey sites. It’s a complete waste of your energy; instead spend your time researching hot and current topics for your article. Research is key to good content and like they say “Content is King”.
Do not waste your money on scams like “make $1000 daily” believe me they are fraud.
There are no short cut in online money making business, its all hard work and dedication. First payout can take as long as 5 months. Don’t worry about payouts; just concentrate on getting every thing right.
Get advice from socially active sites like hubpages and squidoo. Only follow the community approved writers.
Make money online using Triond
So getting to the comparison part Hubpage Vs Squidoo Vs Triond.
Triond was the first website that I joined and to be honest I am not satisfied with it. Triond is not a scam and that’s for sure but it’s not a great article publishing platform. Secondly interacting with triond community is also very hard. I have hardly made 15 followers and that no where near enough. Triond shares its revenue with contributors and it’s a good feature. Recently triond was also able to integrate adsense at 50:50 rates. This means that you share 50% of your adsense revenue with triond. Plus there is royalty sharing, so adding up every thing you should be getting a reasonable amount. But this isn’t happening and recently I was able to figure out the problem. Triond has a page rank of 5 which is pretty reasonable but article you submit to them don’t get published on triond they get published on other websites. Triond community websites have page rank of 3 or max 4. Only traffic source is the search engine which means that your article is not going to get quality visitors. You’ll hardly get any comments and there is a very small chance of getting any recognition.
So you can forget about getting into top search engine results. Personally I would not recommend triond to any one but there are people who claim to be making money out of it so it’s totally up to you. I forgot to mention that publishing content on triond is lot easier than hubpages and squidoo but you can make way better article on these two websites. Triond was my first make money online platform and I just desecrated it, that’s really bad but truth is truth no matter how unpleasant.
Hubpages and Squidoo
Hubpaes and Squidoo are the two top article publishing platforms that any one can join. Both of these sites offer remarkable features and enormous community. You need both of them to make an impact on search engines. Content quality recognition techniques used by search engines for a website and single pages article are bit different. As we are only talking about articles so ill discuss only articles. Comments or community participation on your article play vital role in getting your content recognized immediately. You may notice that successful writers here on hubpages and on squidoo have huge fan following which gives them two advantages. First advantage is obviously the instant wave of traffic that their each post gets and the second advantage is large number comments. Both of these factors get your content a higher PR value.
Hubpages community is way better than any other community. It’s very hard to make reasonable fan following on squidoo, because squidoo writers have this overly professional attitude that really annoys me. I have found hubpages to be very fascinating and enjoyable place to work and make money writing articles.
Let’s get to some more technical aspects.
Squidoo homepage gets 4,273,505 daily page views.
Hubpages homepage gets 4,807,693 daily page views.
So hubpages is ahead in visitor count and getting featured on hubpage’s homepage is much easier than squidoo homepage.
Squidoo Page Rank is 8 and hubpage Page Rank is 6. You may probably know that PR is quite an important factor in getting good traffic and I can’t figure out why hubpage rank is lower than squidoo. I would still prefer hubpages on squidoo and the reason remains the same, hubpage has better caring community. Here is what I do; normally I write 2 article one for hubpage and other one for squidoo. In that way I get a quality backlink from squidoo to my hub on hubpages.
Hubpage Alexa Rank is 208 and squidoo rank is 234. We can clearly see that alexa thinks that hubpages is better.
Now let’s look at the earning potential, squidoo earnings are in form of royalties you can either write for charity or write for money. If you want money you need a paypal account, earning from different sources like infolinks, amazon, eBay, CafePress and adsense are transferred to your paypal account. Revenue is transferred in following ratios. Squidoo gets 45%, 5% goes to charity and 50% is yours. Squidoo uses their affiliate link on every product or add so you don’t have to sign up any where.
Hubpages on other hand is all about smart programming. Hubpages don’t share your revenue what you earn is yours to have. What hubpage do share is impression; hubpages share a portion of your impression. It’s a complex idea, just read the hubpage information page. You’re in more control of your earnings. I read a hub once and it was about whether to publish on your own blog or hubpages. Writer of the hub did a serious detailed comparison between hubpages and blog. He wrote in his hub that on blogs you get traffic from search engines but on hubpages you’re not only getting traffic from search engines but also from hubpage’s own huge community. Your hub traffic is normally two times your blog traffic, so it doesn’t matter if hubpages is charging you impressions.
So here is my priority for online publishing sites, at number one I would choose hubpages and at as a second option I would recommend squidoo. Other than these two there are sites like ehow, Xomba etc
Hub editing module has arrows somewhat looking like this <= and =>. These arrows are used to adjust tab to left or right side of your hub. When you’re composing your hub try to put every thing in layers, avoid using these arrows. Do not put videos and product ads on left or right sides of your text. Your text module should be prominent, by doing so your content gets index much quicker.
Learn from top hubbers, notice how some hubbers use page break picture to make their content more prominent.
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