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can writing poems to make money be successful on here?

  1. mismazda profile image61
    mismazdaposted 4 years ago

    Can you make money by writing poems on Hubpages....this is what I am trying to do.

    1. profile image0
      i4uposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Poems on out thoughts rarely give us much traffic without any kind of SEO like many of us know that.
      Writing poems on the keyword based subjects definitely can work out.
      I tried writing poems too but they don't generate much traffic like the other usual topic oriented hubs.
      Good luck to your experiments.

      1. mismazda profile image61
        mismazdaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks...

  2. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 4 years ago

    No.


    You get views from search engines based on what people are Googling. Unless you find a very specific keyword poetry niche ("Poem About Fresh Bread") or something that people are Googling, poetry will not make you money.

    1. mismazda profile image61
      mismazdaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, I will do some adjusting to my poetry titles...thanks again.

      1. Redberry Sky profile image92
        Redberry Skyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        A successful Hubber and poet called Cardisa just wrote a Hub on how to get traffic to poems.  I think links in forums are frowned on but the name of her Hub is "SEO Tips For Poetry Websites: Attract Organic Traffic" - Googling the title should get you to the Hub smile

        1. WryLilt profile image86
          WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          You can link as much as you want, as long as it's not to your own work smile

          http://cardisa.hubpages.com/hub/How-To- … or-traffic

          1. Redberry Sky profile image92
            Redberry Skyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Cheers WryLilt, good to know that smile

        2. mismazda profile image61
          mismazdaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Redberry..I will check the HUB out.

    2. Horatio Plot profile image84
      Horatio Plotposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Gosh! Poems about Fresh Bread!
      I'm always searching for poems about fresh bread. I never found one, so in the end I had to write one.

      Lovely crispy fresh-baked bread,
      Your crusty ways fair turned my head,
      I've searched for you all my life,
      My fragrant darling, be my wife.

      You started life just flour and water,
      The wheat sheaf's younger, poorer daughter,
      Then the baker added salt and yeast,
      And made you the beauty to my beast.

      I want to pull you all apart,
      Oh my love how you have baked my heart,
      I want to smother you in creamy butter,
      For you have set my heart a flutter.

      What's that you say? This thing is done?
      You no longer want to be my bun?
      You cannot be my French Baguette?
      But you promise that you won't forget?

      Why! You stupid little ball of dough,
      You are not fit to be my beau!
      I will not make you my Panini,
      You shrivelled, mixed up floury meany.

      I'll move on then you mouldy strumpet,
      You are not fit to be my crumpet,
      I'll leave behind your cruel rebuffing,
      And find myself an English Muffin.

      1. Redberry Sky profile image92
        Redberry Skyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Love it!  You have the soul of a true romantic, Mr Plot. Or bread-o-phile.  Not sure which smile

        1. Horatio Plot profile image84
          Horatio Plotposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Careful, Ms. Sky. My relationship with bread is entirely healthy and above board. However, show me a Mango, a Strawberry or a Pomegranate and it's a different story....

  3. Greekgeek profile image97
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    There's another way to get traffic to creative writing pages that doesn't involve search engines or keywords, although it depends on your ability to touch readers with your words.

    Search engines are a tool to help people find things in a hurry. People use Google to look up answers, products, and information. "Where's the nearest florist?" or "why was Pluto demoted to a dwarf planet?" or "when is Queen Elizabeth's birthday?" Poems don't give answers. They give food for thought. So search engines don't often turn up poetry pages in search results.

    On the other hand, people often stumble across great reads shared by their friends on social networks. If you can attract some visitors to your poems, and they really enjoy what you've written, they'll follow you and (hopefully) share your work with others. Through word-of-mouth, you can build up a following.

    So, how do you attract those first few eyeballs to your work?

    On Facebook, share the link, the poem's title, and (maybe) ask your friends to share the poem if they like it! On Twitter, again, include the link and the poem's title, and use the hashtag #poem. I see that many people are using the #poem hashtag, so hopefully some Twitter users are also searching for it. (You might include the #hubpages hashtag as well, if there's room. Separate hashtags with spaces.)

    If you love writing poetry, great! It's easier to build up a following if you post regularly: not every day, but at least once every week or so.

  4. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 4 years ago

    I doubt you can ever make much money from poetry..... On or off hubpages, but i would hate to be in a world without it.


                   love to be in a world without money tho,

  5. mismazda profile image61
    mismazdaposted 4 years ago

    Thanks everyone for the helpful points...smile

  6. Astra Nomik profile image81
    Astra Nomikposted 4 years ago

    Hubs on poetry can earn you income ... they earn income for me, though it is small... but a blog can earn you more... and Amazon book placements on poetry and perhaps the odd link can help, as can the occasional referral...

    Bottom line... yes, Hub pages does work and can earn you income. Use it carefully and honestly and see how it goes. Poems have to be well liked too...they should inspire... and yes even entertain... they can be almost as good as other hubs... so write with passion and you can't go wrong.

  7. mismazda profile image61
    mismazdaposted 4 years ago

    Thanks Astra..I am new to the site, so I am taking all tips into consideration. I will not give up so easily, I will continue to strive to write poetry to entertain others as well as keep me busy.

  8. mismazda profile image61
    mismazdaposted 4 years ago

    By the way great poem Horatio Plot..lol...I love it..smile

    1. Horatio Plot profile image84
      Horatio Plotposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Why thank you, dear lady. Welcome to HubPages.

      1. mismazda profile image61
        mismazdaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        why thank u..smile

 
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