I do, do you?
I'm just trying to get an idea, for a hub I'm writing.
Do you feel the need to own your own website?
Has it been beneficial?
Do you get a lot of traffic?
How do you promote it?
I use Hubpages to promote them. I am thinking about abandoning Hubpages to concentrate on blogs and my websites. Hubpages is not carrying its 40% load.
I tried to email you some helpful information, but I don't see how I can. Not to shameless self promote, but I just wrote an article that might be helpful. I don't want you to give up on hubpages. However, hubpages is not the right way to drive traffic to your website. It just not built that way. However, there is one such website that is free and is designed as a self marketing tool to increase your traffic, to your website.
Why do you say that? I'm sure you've heard of "article marketing", which means writing articles which include links to your websites. HubPages is a great place to do that, because you can promote your websites AND earn money on the articles at the same time. The links are do follow,too.
I like the fact that Hubs get ranked well without having to do too much promotion.
I feel the need to a website so you can have control of earning money in a way. You can't rely too much from one source, Hubpages for example, because what if this site closes down or one day decides to stop revenue sharing program.
You need one or more sites of your own to have total control.
I try to make one small niche blog per week, and do a few backlink building to push it to first page of Google. It might not hit number one spot, but as long as it is on first page, I'll move on to the next small niche blog. The profit continues to rise gradually.
1) I own several sites and a blog.
2) I own my own sites for various reasons - some monetary, and some just for fun.
3) Yes, in many ways: therapeutic, income enhancing, getting to know new people ...
4) Some sites yes - some sites no. Not all were designed with the intent of gathering traffic
5) Google adwords, social bookmarking, etc.
I have my own site for my business. But I don't promote it on HP other than noting it in my profile. I also have a site for promoting two books I published. I write articles related to my business on my business site and I use HP to write about everything else (mostly personal inspirations about life).
I just started a blog, but would never leave hubpages, although it's slow, I think I must stick it out , only been here 2 months
I am slowly in the process of making one for myself...I havent' started but my husband kinda sorta strated it for me. but I need to go back and add my own twist to it..it's going to be for my writing.
I have probably 40 or 50 or so, I haven't counted in a while. They are all affiliate marketing sites combination of blogs and static pages. I've been building websites for AM since 12/01.
I am working on one but I honestly have one already done as well.
I recently started a blog, and am trying to figure out which direction I'm going with it. I've just started hubpages, but I really enjoy it and like the "community" feel.
I have a few of my own. Started building websites in 2006. Some get good traffic, some don't.
If you have read any of my hubs you will see that I promote my own websites and everything else I can get my hands on. You need a website to sell affiliate products as well as generate an income with advertisement clicks.
I have become so heavily involved in my own sites I have purchased software to automate the whole process. It has been a very good choice for me as I save tons of time now and seem to be getting some very good results for little effort.
I think your own site is a must. I know there is a market for sites because I wrote a hub on me building a wordpress site for anyone who wants one. The response was quite overwhelming. It seems everyone wants their own site.
And for those wondering ... making money on your site entails finding a niche that not too many others are writing about (and is profitable) and kicking out many articles while keeping them entertaining and full of information.
SEO also plays a big roll in all of this as you can't hope to profit from your own site unless you are promoting something others take an interest in.
I own quite a few sites which receive a fair amount of traffic :p
Yep you can promote your websites using social bookmarking sites easily. I too have few good website. if the article is related our website then we can proceed promoting that. Nothing wrong in that
I am looking at getting a website next thing. There seems to be tons of info - too much really, I am left with the same questions I started with!
1. Do I need to pay for domain etc - or can I get it free and is this ok for commercial site?
2. Do I need to buy web making software to make a good site?
Any advice with specific places to go would be welcome
china man: You might want to take a look at my hub which addresses your questions: http://hubpages.com/hub/Choosing-a-Webs … ustHostcom
It tells you how I went about asking / answering the same questions, generally.
I've looked at the free sites of various friends, and I don't like them. Pop up ads are annoying, etc. But the price of a paid-for site is relatively low, depending. All of the paid-for sites have instant site builders for you to use that is SUPPOSED to make the process easy. For me, it hasn't been a no-brainer, but I can't call it "really hard," either.
Hi China man
Wordpress.org it's free and all the information you need is there.
Best thing to do is to have your own website and use hubpages as a promotional tool for your website, since it has a very active community it makes it the best place to write and article marketing..
just my 2 cents
Yep I own quite a few. I don't promote them here though.
I have 4 websites. If they had the same clickthrough rates as hubpages I'd do pretty well. But they are set up to sell my products so advertising not so important.
I reckon the key to good traffic, in other words people who buy your products or service, is adwords.
Thanks for help with my question - sorry IE didn't mean to hijack it well I did actually but trying to be polite you know
I have a few sites, and its always fun to be able to write what you wish. However with a blog it takes time to build up a community and with hubpages you get one ready made
I've got a blog...but I haven't been promoting it at all to be honest...it's more of an online diary about my attempt to write and hopefully get a novel published.
Yes I do! Its fun, its exciting to own your own little piece of internet property I do not promote through my articles, yet.
I was going to set up a web site called "Taking it early Taking it often" to educate people about the merits of education, but I just find it hard to get the time to do all that I would like..
No. It's a page within a site -- and that site is not YOUR site; it belongs to HubPages.
Your OWN site is something that will be set up in the DOMAIN name of your choice (as available). You are its master. Here on HP, we are just pawns in the HP game (which should not be read as a negative). HP has the control, etc. but they DO rely on us to keep their site relevant and profitable.
most of my work is computer based so I can jump in and out here, but the writing takes a long time
I own over a dozen sites, half of which are blogs, one is an article directory. 5 of my sites are affiliate sites which I promote using PPC campaigns (not something a beginner should try because it can be very costly)which usually return me a profit.
I have a couple but then I am a total newbie at all this. Well, I suppose if starting back in October counts me as a newbie, but did my first hubpages tonight.
i do,a forex blog
main reasons is to give information.
promoting thru hub page n other site
I am working on starting my own blog. I've got a quite a few articles written already. I'm looking into hosting (paid vs free) and wordpress and all that now.
I'm on the road though, so don't always have good internet connections or time to go online. I don't know if I would be able to keep regular posting up. Think I might wait a couple more months, until I'm settled down in one place, in my own apartment again...
Ow, and I have another question. Isn't there a limit to how many times you are allowed to link to one domain from hubpages? I think I read that somewhere, but i couldn't find where it wasm when I looked for it the other day.
So would that mean you can write onlyy 2 hubs to link to your site?
I have 2. One is an online boutique for women's fashions. The other is a trend/news update site.
So there is quite a few of us who have websites. I do promote HubPages on my website. I hope I can drive traffic from my site to my hp profile. I also backlink alot to my many different hubs. Any other advice someone could share with us?
Creating hubs on Hubpages is a great way to market test topics and targets. By studying the hub traffic statistics and Google Analytics statistics of hubs that begin to earn money (and the ways in which traffic is being driven) you can determine which would be profitable as their own sites.
Converting the topic to a free blog at that point has a couple of benefits:
1. It allows you to retain 100% of the monetization on the blog
2. You can backlink to the blog from your hub to help blog rank
3. Both the hub and the blog have ongoing earning potential
It looks like just about everybody owns their own site and many own multiple. I fall under that category as well.
I own four websites of my own and am a web designer too, so designed a lot more for clients...
Currently, I have three websites-one is for my business(offline) and the rest are for my hobbies .
I have at least one that I know of . . . at one point between my boss and a friend I had three. I have not done much with my current website yet because of HP-lol! THAT is going to change! I also have a column of my own on another website which I need to get back to doing as well.
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