If you like to write and be productive at it then stick with HubPages. It will take a lot of time for a return but it's worth it if you enjoy what you are doing.
Scale down. Let them take your home and vehicle. Get rid of your internet. It's another bill you do not need right now. Use the public library computers for now. Usually they are free. Although I would never advocate it but filing bankruptcy may be a final option for you.
I agree, stay away from MLM and the get rich quick schemes. They are trash and are designed for people in desperate situations.
you simply need more than 7 hubs and a little bit of patience .....jimmy
If you can write well then what you need to do is get paid for your actual articles, not fool with hoping someone clicks your ads.
There are many places that pay you for each article, flat out. Hell I myself pay someone $250.00 bucks a week to write blog post for me.
Many sites pay you to write an article and then pay you upfront for it. Thousands of bloggers are looking for writers to write articles for them as they don't have the time to do it.
I don't think you can post links here. So click on my profile pic and read my hub called "getting paid for writing blog post and reviews". I have good links in there to places that pay you for articles.
Some make up to 800 bucks a week doing that, and it's every week, not a gamble. BTW I have adult sites and do very well with them, it takes time. Good luck!
I know you said no one would hire you because of your condition, but I'm sure there are some jobs that wouldn't mind hiring you. Working at macdonals is always an option.
Stay away from PPC and such sites, they're just not worth it.
I'm no expert in money making (not enough time in a day) but I do know plenty of people who've made money and here's what I've learned:
1. The best way to make money online is from affiliates. Pepperjam or Commission Junction are two great networks. Find good products and make hubs, lenses, articles about them. Amazon is also good if you want to make content about more typical products.
2. Stay away from using ebay's affiliate program. They like to take advantage. However, using ebay to sell products is a great idea. Dropshipping items, or visiting local garage sales and store deals and reselling your findings.
3. If you want to write for money, textbroker (usa only) is a great idea. Associated Content also pays 3.5+ per unique article, just make sure there aren't already many articles on the site about your topic.
4. Learn as much as you can about marketing.
5. If you're really desperate you could bid for jobs on elance or getafreelancer, however the pay (at least for writing) is usually pretty bad and there is a lot of competition.
6. Make a blog. You'll have to wait about 6 months to get good traffic and revenue, but once you're there you can participate in paid posting websites and earn 5-10 + per post.
7. Do keyword research. Let's say you're doing a hub about hand sanitizer, use google adwords keywords tool to find out which keywords are popular. Then google them yourself to see how much competition there is. Don't just pick the most popular keywords right away. Ideally you want keywords with less than 50 million pages, but sometimes you may have to settle for higher. Using wordtracker's question tool is also a good idea.
You should check out captain squid, he's a squidoo guy with a blog who makes like 1000$ a month. The majority of his advice can be applied to hubpages as well.
Also there are a lot of hubs that cover money making. Just use that search function.
Hi, well life seems to have hit you pretty hard but Suicide is never the answer. Never give up, never ever ever... find a dream and work towards it one step at a time. Start again.
First step is to breath deeply and consider alternatives. The most important thing is do you have enough to eat? Food stamps are the way to go there. Find the department of social services in your state. Then go there and apply for food stamps. That is your basic necessity covered.
Then think about a roof over your head. Make a two year plan. Rent a room from someone. It is not fun, but it will be cheap and if you think of it in terms of... i will be doing this for two years .. (or one year or five years depending on your plan) and then i can look at moving on, it will be okay. Need furnishings? Check Craigslist for free items. Very nice stuff is often there simply for pickup.
The next step is to look at other good options for making money. I was in a very similar situation to yours and i am pulling myself out of it. The way i did it, was to learn bartending. There are online schools that will certificate you and assist you with job placement. Tips are amazing if you are good at what you do. I have also started selling on ebay. I started by selling everything I absolutely didn't need, then moved to drop shipping.
Research research research is the clue. You do not have to pay anything for knowledge. Tip; anyone wanting money upfront is to be avoided. Anyone wanting you to pay them to sell their products is as a rule to be avoided.
Forget how it was, how you had your own home, husband etc. Start again from scratch and think only of the home you will get again one day. Find a company that will advise you on how to deal with your debt. They will assist you in coming up with very reasonable monthly payments to clear that up and get creditors off your back. Again look for a company that does not require a fee from you. They are out there you just have to search for them.
The thing to remember about suicide is you are dead for a very long time, forever in fact. It is the most selfish thing anyone can do. It is also a defeatist attitude. Get your life into perspective, read about other people who have had it harder than you... much much harder and kept going.
So sit down, breath deeply and get to work on the step by step plan that will lead you to your dreams.
I wish you all the best, show all of us here who have taken the time to talk to you that you can get your life back on track. Think of us as you welcome in 2011 and the better life you have created for yourself.
don't kill your self.
just a little patient.follow the instruction of follow hubbers
there are great brains here,so you are at the right place
Quite a few things don't add up when you read it all, but I generally don't point it out, I sit back and watch and let it begin to reveal itself.
I never know how to react to a suicide threat - even one that seems contrived.
If you are dealing with cancer, consider applying for SSI or SS, depending on the stage and level of debilitation. Contact the American Cancer Society - they know of programs to help get meds for free, and help while you battle.
Good Luck to you, Holly
That is the best advice of the day Nice idea and nice of you to share it , makes total sense , made me remember , I once had a lump removed by the american cancer society , well not by them , but they paid for it contact them also you may be able to get some things paid for
YEs - the American Cancer Society is a great resource. From dealing with a diagnosis to survivorship and everything in between. Also look for "Wellness Centers" - they are new and offer many free helps.
One thing I wanted to mention, and I mean this with all the love I can offer, is about mental health when dealing with cancer. If you have had surgeries - know the anesthesia takes 30 days to purge from your body, and it affects thinking. Chemotherapy drugs are hell on everything - body and mind included. Chemo brain is real - read up on it from MD Anderson. The whole "attack" of having and fighting cancer is wicked.
I found a therapist through the AMerican Cancer Society, and she has helped me cope. Cope with the losses, the change in body image, and even helped me find peace when my cancer progressed.
Social security has helped some financially, but mostly with the medical expenses for treatment and monitoring. The medicare and supplement ins has helped me the most.
If you want to email me - please do. I can be a great friend.
And thank you for the good luck Starme
You need to keep writing and follow advise from hubbers who have success on hubpages.It takes somewhere between 7 months and 2 years to make money from writing.You will not make a cent by setting at your computer grieving over not making money as adsense doesn't give free money away.
Read nelle-hoxie hubs and follow her way of writing and posting ads.
here are some adsense money making tips. i hope it helps you. good luck!!! http://hubpages.com/hub/adsensetipsformoney
If you really have colon cancer, making money online is the least of your problems. I have to agree with some, it doesn't ring true. Yet, I have been wrong before, not often, but once or twice. If you have cancer, call the American Cancer Society, or look them up online. In this country, it is rare to find someone who will not treat cancer, since it is a death sentence if untreated. Take care of your health problems first, no one here is going to give you a magic formula, or write your hubs for you. I personally average at least 20-25 hours a week online and I am sure there others who spend more time than that, it takes perseverence, dedication, and a can-do attitude. Just in case you are sincere, suicide is a primarily selfish act and a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
I going to follow you, you make sense and well said
Losing a home is right up there with illness. The home is important.
Is cancer temporary? We never know the physical and emotional pain someone is going through. What if it isn't a hoax?
It may or may not be a hoax, but if not, she has received quite a bit of good advice, if so, it is very low to get people upset like that. If you needed help, is that how you would ask? Would you want to get these good hearted people feeling so bad, or is there perhaps, another way to go about it. It might all be true, but some of the comments lead me to believe it is a pitch. Trust your instincts and do what you feel is right. I am.
Losing a home sucks, but it is not the end of the world. Ditto with the losing the relationship, and yes cancer is devastating, but it can be treated if dealt with early enough. As I said, that is the first thing she needs to deal with, and if untreated, it can be a death sentence.
There are a lot of government aid programs out there that can help you, like Food Stamps.
Also, if you're applying for a job and the illness you have isn't contagious, don't tell them about it until AFTER you are hired.
Marketing is NOT about you. It's ALWAYS about the customer/visitor.
People who never figure this out NEVER make any real money.
Sorry about your situation.
Start with eBay. I've had pretty good success with that when I wanted to make a bit of cash. You won't get rich off it unless you're selling lots of expensive items like computers, ipods, etc. but whatever you have in your hose to sell can add up.
If you're willing to get paid to write some articles for money, anywhere from $3 and article to $25 an article, then you can take up content writing. Look for a blog called http://freelancehomewriter.blogspot.com. The author is a Willow Sidhe. She's got an extensive review about which sites are worth writing for pay.
I wrote for Personal Money Store briefly. It's a pay day loan store, but they'll take topics that are money or finance related.
Look at the bottom link that says Freelance writing. They'll pay you every week in PayPal. I warn you that the eidot is strict. Just do what he tells you and make the corrections, and they will pay you. Read the instructions carefully on the topic and do what they say.
You have to fax in your tax sheet first BEFORE you can submit articles. Email them for the correct fax number. I don't know if they've updated it yet or not. I know they had one ont here that wasn't working in the beginning.
For frugal living, try out a site called Wisebread. You might be able to write for them, or else gleen some tips from them.
I left my job to pursue a more creative life, and while I don't make the money I do any more, I'm happier for it. That doesn't mean I haven't stopped pursuing my fortune. I've had to re-think my entire mindset around money, and now it makes much more sense to me.
Look at money as a means to do things, not as a status symbol, then you won't feel so bad about it. Look to helping others and solve each obstacle one bit at a time, then life won't feel so insurmountable.
Ok, Incomenews, someone made a post elsewhere which made me think. I'm still doubtful - but I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt, and a serious answer.
You have an immediate money problem - blogging and HubPages are no use to you. They make what's called "passive income", and it's long-term. It takes a year or two, putting in several hours a day, before you can expect your blog and Hubs to earn more than pocket money. To put it bluntly, you may be dead by then, so what's the point?
You need ACTIVE income. Sufidreamer is a freelance writer and has some good advice here:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Freelance-Writi … ive-Income
Also, take a look around your home. I made over $6,000 on eBay just by selling stuff I had around the house - old stamp collections, clothes and shoes, board games, crockery, vases, even pots and pans. I would've said I'm not a hoarder, but I still found plenty to sell, once I got started - and the most unlikely junk got the highest prices.
Finally, why not sell the house and rent?
Incomenews, this was quite a dramatic post. I see you have been largely MIA from this, your own thread. Likewise from your I’m Not a Fake thread, while you were quite active on your Guy Between Your Legs thread.
At any rate, regarding the seriousness of this thread post. Contact a mental health professional immediately and tell them you have had suicidal thoughts. If legitimate, your issues go well beyond a writing forum. If people here offer you support and encouragement, wonderful. But seek professional help. You won’t get turned away if you tell them you were thinking about hurting yourself.
I find myself in the same situation dealing with a terminal illness alone and quite actully stumbbled onto Hubpages. My initial game was to make money and as yet have not but I have met some very nice people and am enjoying myself immensley so I don't worry about the money right now. It will come.
debtors be damned
concentrate on building niche websites.they do great with adsense on them.
Marissa, I just visited her blog and there's just her picture. I couldn't find any posts. Did I do something wrong?
I was interested because some Stage IV colon cancer drugs are incredibly expensive and many insurance companies won't pay for them, because they still consider them experimental.
(Colon cancer runs in my family and I try to stay on top of advances, in case I ever have the bad luck to need to know these things.)
As a Brit, she wouldn't have health insurance anyway, unless she's pretty wealthy or in a high-powered job - so that's not really relevant. She had one long post on her blog the first day - today when I checked it was replaced by the "Tuesday" post rmcrayne referred to.
Interesting. There was a lengthy "Tuesday" post earlier today on the blog. Wonder if deleting the blog had to do with people scrutinizing and remarking in this thread on perceived discrepancies between the blog and her forum posts. Interestingly, she has a couple hubs that are dublications of other internet articles. One of the duplicated articles includes quite a personal example. I suppose she could be the author of all of them.
This whole ordeal was strange from the get-go. Lots of discrepancies/inconsistencies. Hope all is well just the same.
Hey KCC - What's up?
Btw- I've not receive an email from you for my Hub? Just checking in?
Hi Cagsil......don't I have until Feb 1? LOL
I know, I know, you're just dying for that real pic of me, right? LOL
Not really. I'm completing the Hub as I get the stuff. I've not made an effort to place pictures in any kind of order, like alphabetical. I've not gotten to that yet.
I have already put in place the decorations I've planned on using and have photo and text capsules to plug in the stuff. There really isn't a hurry. I'm just checking in, because I know people get wrapped up in their daily life and can forget.
Example: I mentioned something to Frogdropping earlier on another thread. Apparently Frogdropping forgot, but wasn't a problem.
BTW, I put in a capsule with some of your Texas Travel hubs to my LBJ/Hill Country hub.
Oh my! Aren't you a dear?! Thank you! I just visited that hub and left a comment and have put a link back to your hub on my top-viewed Texas hub about the Top 10 weird off-beat places to visit in Texas.
Thougths of suicide are usually a sign that something needs to change. That you either have to change your outlook, or try looking at something differently.
So, if you ever feel this way, see it as a positive. It is part of you telling you to expand your thinking... ((()))
Life can challenge sometimes and you will get through this and discover how strong you are - you may also learn if you sense suicidal feelings, you could be psychically sensitive and you can learn to sooth those feelings - it can be a gift. If you ever feel that way,.. think how would you comfort a friend who felt bad? How would you gauge if they needed help or comfort.
When your walking through difficult energy of any kind, swimming or bathing in salt water or hugging a tree are wonderful ways to release what your carrying. Whether it be financial stress or other .. (())
Love and light
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