Just a question for the people who have been here for a while. Do you guys who have a few hundred hubs make really good money from google adsence. If so, is it enough money to make this a full time job? And how do you drive traffic to your hubs so they are making you the big bucks?
I pull 2,3 grand a week.. no big deal...
just kidding... actually most people don't but I'm finding that its not due to it not being easy or possible, its because most people simply are not following the format. It doesn't take hundreds of hubs to generate 2,000 a month in income, infact some are doing it with as few as 40. Its how you do it. I'm trying to build a site that breaks the code but its a work in progress.
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probably SEVERAL months in the making.. I'm building it in my spare time (yea like I have any of that...) but don't give up... it takes time, for most about a year to get to the point where they can make this sustainable.. although they aren't doing it right most of the time so they still don't.
What do you define as good money? What do you define as a full-time living? Most of the world lives on around $1/day - so on that basis yes I make a full-time living on the interent - bu as I live in Australia - the answer is no I don't !
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HP alone, probably not enough for a full time job, but enough for a decent chuck of change. But decent is nothing more than an opinion that will vary per person. For example, $500 a month may be decent for me but not nearly enough for you to claim it to be decent. I'd say give it a try. Write high quality and original hubs. What's the worst that could happen? I mean maybe you make a few bucks but not enough to support yourself as a career, but you still made a few extra bucks that you didn't have before.
I will say it typically takes a minute before you start seeing any revenue, but once you do, it does start rolling in. Of course all depending on what you write and what niche you choose. I'd stick with evergreen topics versus current news because evergreen is searched year-round whereas current news typically falls out of searches as fast as it came up.
If you want to make a sole living on the internet, you'll need to explore a number of different options at the same time, and not just limit yourself to one website. You want to learn SEO techniques, trafficking, and web marking tips.
If you want to make this a career, you can't just hub passively. You have to put in the leg work and learn the hell out of SEO, and once you've spent about 5 months learning on page strategies, practicing them and so forth the real work begins with OFF page optomization like back linking, book marking etc... its not an easy road but it is very possible to make 2,3,4 grand a month here... although you may find by then there are better ways to generate that kind of income without having to share your revenue with a second party *wink*
I'm not saying that you can't make online writing and work a career. I'm saying HP alone would be rather hard but not impossible. I realize it takes serious marketing and whatnot, but that's not what I'm here for so I just don't do it. I make what I make from pure search engines and no extra work besides links on my own blogs, and for me that's good enough. If I wanted to make a career I would spend more time trafficking and marketing and learning the "secrets", but I don't want to so I don't. ;-)
I just want to write, and writing with little extra work plus money is good enough for me.
If you want a career from online writing, it is hard work and passively hubbing and blogging is not the way to go. You have to be serious about it and you have to really work.
And, like you said, there are means of keeping all of your revenue, you just have to find them. My suggestion is that if you don't want to share, start your own site, or find one who allows you to keep everything you make. I've done both, but again in terms of my own site, I don't do any extra marketing or SEO trafficking. I probably will with my next endeavor though, just until the ranking and traffic builds up, then I'll probably quit. I just have too much on my plate to extend that work. I mean I do have a regular full time job plus my hobby of breeding reptiles, and a very small social life to uphold. ha
So, righton, if you think that you want to do this, you really do need to put in the work. It's easier if you write about what you know, but like Jerrico said, if you really want the money and want to make a career out of it, you'll need to do a little web marketing research and then a LOT of work.
Righton, I suggest you read some of Lissie's Hubs on making money online. She's been through the same process of trying to make a living at it! You'll find her Hubs cut through a lot of the bull$(*t.
I'm one of those who went down that path for a while and have decided it's not worth the hassle. Making money online is just as much a full-time job as any other, at least for the first few years. If you have a long-term horizon and are happy to make very little in the first year, then it's worth a try. BTW I make $25 to $35 a month on HP, but for the first 3 months I earned nothing at all - it takes time to get started.
FYI, Jerrico/Samur has been a member at HP for a while but is not, as far as I know, one of the big earners on HubPages by any means - though I know he does well as an article writer in another sphere.
by sam2435421 months ago
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