So, how long did it take you to get the courage to start using the ad thing.
I'll be honest. I signed up for google and amazon. Both approved. Google seemed to say that they would do the work. Amazon said I must. So, being me, I was more than happy to be friends with google as there was no effort on my part. I could just write.
However, with Amazon, I, um, have just left it.
I didn't sign up for ebay or the one that starts with a K because I didn't want to be overloaded.
Besides, I thought I'd get up some hubs first, learn about writing well on Hub Pages, and when I had that under my belt, I'd focus on the making money part through ads.
Okay, the real reason is I'm just too scared to try to use it. The words and technology frighten me. I'm being cowardly.
So, how long does it take people on average to learn that stuff and start using it?
Ironically, it seems deceptively simple once you take the time to read the instructions. Without a serious commitment, chances are that you will never see any real revenue; that is the scary part. Many hubbers have been here several months before they come around to understanding that having the capsules in place doesn't equate to income. Others put their mind to it and succeed within one year.
Not long at all! Hubpages makes it so easy for you to just jump right in. You might find it a bit challenging if the only writing you are use to is offline print. Writing online content that is both user friendly and search engine friendly takes a bit of work and planning.
Just do some searches here for "SEO" "Search Engine Optimization" "Writing for Adsense" "Writing for Amazon" and you will find all the information you need to build a decent foundation for you online writing.
True, Google will place ads for you but you have to optimize the content to get relevant ads.
Using the Amazon module, you can choose keywords and product will be chosen for you too, but you want to write for a specific product or line of products and not just throw in an Amazon module.
I, and several others here earn several hundreds of dollars each month just from Amazon so it is a very viable source of income here at HP.
The sad truth is, not all writing here is suited to earn any money at all. To earn real money you have to write what people are searching for, but that doesn't mean you have to give up writing just for the pleasure of it.
Richard, thank you. Yes, of course, I'm going to be putting the time in to learn it.
And, yes, you've guessed right. I've written for print most of my life. Still, I've been on the net since inception (there were 3048 sites when I went on the net). I was working for a publisher at the time and the internet was all new. )
Still, I haven't actually been focusing too much on this side of things and I need to learn.
I love hub. It allows me to 'hub' my writing together.
The nice thing about HubPages is that it basically does all the work for you. Once you have everything set up, it's as easy as point and click. Ok, maybe you have to search around a bit for good products, but that's about the most work there is to it.
I started using Amazon within the first week. Most of my hubs are informational, so I didn't expect to get a lot of sales through Amazon, but I have gotten enough to make it worth it. There's some excellent tutorials here that explain how it all works in plain English, so no worries there.
I haven't messed around a lot with eBay, but there are some people here that's had great success with it. I just find Amazon to be a lot easier to use.
As for Kontera, don't even bother. I haven't found anyone yet that's actually made a good amount of money with them.
..and Google? Once you have your trackers set up, it's extremely simple to implement here. Now, I usually get good results from it, but it takes time. I don't think I really saw any income from it for at least five months, but since then it's been pretty steady.
Don't be afraid to try things out for yourself. The only way to learn is by doing.
What I've found is that Hubpages does a lot of the SEO for you; I find that if I create a well written Hub with some decent terms that people will search for, it gets pretty highly ranked - and I do tend to get a lot of Google Adsense clicks as well as Amazon sales without having to do much additional work aside from creating the Hub.
Why not try and add one Amazon item to a hub and see how it goes - nothing ventured nothing gained!
Yes - the SEO benefits of Hubpages are amazing. Worth their 40% cut right there.
It's also piece of mind your content is hosted by a team of professionals using the best solutions rather than a cheap 3 euro / month shared hosting package most of us would buy.
I had a Google account and an Amazon account long before I joined HubPages so there was no problem at all
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