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Help! Technotard First Class here

  1. Veronica Bright profile image61
    Veronica Brightposted 8 years ago

    Okay, well, I'm learning anyway.  The problem is, I now have 4 blogs (including hubpages) and I have a website (my own dot com) which I am thinking of revamping.  I do travel itineraries, but the competition has much more advanced technology than I.  I was thinking of just blogging about what there is to do and see in Nebraska, and hope Nebraska Businesses would want to advertise there?  Make sense?  Is that a good move?  I see on hubpages my Nebraska stories have more hits than any of them.

    I am slowly learning about stumble upon and Alexa....but I can't add them to some of my blogs such as on PNN.

    I spend an average of 16 hours a day writing and working on sites.  This can't continue!  Please tell me in your opinion, which sites are best on which to blog and add stumbleupon and the others too? 

    I've been reading a lot of the hubs on here, and some of you are just so much more advanced and in the "know" about money through advertising.  The thing is, I also really enjoy writing, and I've even been published.  Help me to do both, please! 

    I'll continue to read the forums and figure out things on my own, but any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance


  2. Mark Bennett profile image60
    Mark Bennettposted 8 years ago


    Don't worry, this is the hardest part for writers to learn. A blog can be a profit centre by itself, but you need to take a business approach to it.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Top-9-Ways-To-M … m-Blogging
    http://hubpages.com/hub/100-Things-To-D … d-Bloggers

    If you want to know about Adsense:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Understanding-Y … nt-Reports
    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-run-Goog … our-blog_3

    And alternatives to Adsense:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Recycle-Your-Ar … for-Profit

    Good luck with it!

  3. seohowto profile image61
    seohowtoposted 8 years ago

    Hi, Veronica

    I have recently posted some tips on how to monetize a blog, plz take a look


    and I also wanted to add that 1) you will invest your time before you see results and it's ok 2) your profit will depend on your traffic, which is why more traffic you have more money you make.

  4. Marisa Wright profile image92
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago


    It may help if you stop thinking of HubPages as a blogging site. What really works here is magazine-style, informative articles.  That's probably why your Nebraska Hubs do well - they have more solid information.  Quite a few of your articles would benefit from a re-work to make them sound more professional.

    I'm not saying you don't write well - just that you've used a style which is more chat and less substance, very appropriate for a blog but less so for HP.  Most of your readers on HP are people who've typed something into a search engine looking for information, not a reverie!

    Looks like you're already splitting your text up into several capsules, to allow Adsense ads in between, so that's good.   Look at floating your eBay or Amazon capsules over to the right and mixing them into the middle of your Hub, instead of at the bottom where people can ignore them!   

    Personally, I prefer my photos small and floated to the right, too - when I come across a large pic cutting across the middle of the article, there's always a chance I will stop reading right there and not scroll on down.  Always have a photo at the top right hand corner.

    Don't worry about being a techno-ignoramus - I've lost count of the number of times I've had to revise my Hubs as I've learned more about things!

    Are you sure you've pasted all your codes into the Affiliate section of your account, and do you know how to check your earnings?

  5. Veronica Bright profile image61
    Veronica Brightposted 8 years ago

    Thank you all...I am taking notes, keep those tips coming!