It seems like you have to be involved into every writing for content scheme there is to make money off of your words. Is this a misconception that I have?
Are you all into Hubbing or multiple blogging for revenue activities?
I think it can be done with just hubbing -- LOTS of hubbing.
I haven't been here long enough to know for myself, but that is my aim.
My one concern is, what if the site closes -- which is the reason to have a diverse portfolio -- but it sure seems strong to me.
Right now, I am putting all of my writing time into HubPages. I hope it pays off big.
If you want to make "riches" - yes, you will have to work hard, and actually writing is only a small part of what you need to do.
You can write your heart out on HubPages or blogs or wherever, but if no one can find it, you won't make any money at it - so most of your time should be devoted to promoting what you've written rather than writing more. If you're attracted to an online life because you want to write, that can be a discouraging thing to discover.
Read PGrundy's Hub on writing:
http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Make-Mon … Strategies
Now read Lissie's Hubs including this one:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Make-Money-Onli … Depression
Thanks allot those links seem very helpful. This seems encouraging yet difficult at the same time.
Yes, that's true. There is a huge learning curve. It's one of the reasons I've gone back to working in the real world (I'm fortunate to have that option). I realised that making money online is possible, but it would take a couple of years of working harder than I have a mind to!
I'm not getting rich yet, but I write on hub pages and blog on a number of sites. I do copy and paste my work from my word doc. so I have my own copy if any sites go down!
Do you really want to know :-)
I am a paid blogger at 2 blogs: Luxury Destinations
International Property Investment
Both 3 times a week posting
I write content on a freelance on-going basis for an agency.
I write articles for Constant Content
I write my own blog occasionally - link on profile
I get paid a $1/post for these two blogs and try to post daily Australia News and Travel for the Over 30s
I am aiming for 100 hubs on hubpages in the next few weeks.
I have about another 60 odd domains most of which I haven't developed - the few I have are starting to make me money.
I make money from affiliate sales and Adsense on those other sites and here
Its taken since Sept 07 to get this far and I work part-time 2 days a week.
How much do I make a week doing all this and remembering that I have only JUST got to this amount, mainly because of work I did 6 months ago - around US$160 /week
Lucky for me the A$ has gone WAY down against the US$!
If you are in this for quick cash - as Marisa says- get a job.
If you want to build an online business - its possible but make sure you have savings for 8 months of no income and another year or 2 of unemployment level income.
The good news is the actual costs of setting up business are very,very low!
And yes for my own sites I spend more time link building than writing - in fact I often buy the content in.
I am really just looking for some sort of supplemental income. My goals are realistic at the moment and I have attempted blogging and AdSense over a three month span. My blog has only received 56 visits and has earned no money whatsoever.
Yet, I am still at it. I know nothing comes overnight or even overmonth with regards to blogging but I find it interesting and I enjoy writing.
Lissie your post is very helpful and I see you are from Perth! Perth was my favorite travel experience in life. I especially miss Cottlesloe Beach.
I made my first nickle from Google last night. Cha-ching.
Doesn't sound like much but given its only been 48 hours; this seems promising.
Thanks for all your help.
Relache is right, quality over quantity. Rather than writing tons of content, I try and write well-focused quality content and I do a lot of keyword research so I get the most bang for the buck for what I write. If I don't think a particular niche will generate easy traffic, I won't waste my time with it because I don't want to have to spend 8 hours a day struggling for pageviews.
I am not always successful at nailing a good niche, so when I am not, I cut my losses early and move on. There's a bit of trial and error.
I try and spread out the different things I do so if one thing falls into the crapper, I have some fallbacks. For example, I make money from Adsense and 3-4 different affiiliate programs. So if anything goes wrong, I don't lose 100% of my income.
Right now, I spend an hour or two per day working on my own sites and only a couple of those are blogs. I make money from my websites through affiliate programs and generally don't bother with Adsense at all on them.
I also write 1-2 articles at least five days a week (for article directories) to promote my sites and while I don't make any money from those directly, they provide traffic to both my own sites and to some of my hubs... which makes me money.
And then, when I have time, I make some hubs, primarily for the Adsense income. I like to publish at least 2-3 hubs per week, but sometimes it is less and sometimes more.
I make a full-time income from what I do online on about 4-5 hours of work per day, but it fluctuates wildly. Over the summer I was making twice as much as I am making now. If you are going to rely on money made online I think it is important to have a significant emergency fund to help survive income fluctuations.
JDH, if your blog has only had 56 visits in three months, there might be more to this than just having patience. What do you do to drive traffic to your blog? Have you done keyword research? Did you research the niche you are writing about beforehand to get an idea of how much traffic it might generate?
I blog occasionally but it's on Tumblr.com so I just post funny pictures I find on the internet, or just rant about things!
I post videos from parties me and my mates have had recently and videos from when I went to Leeds Festival this year via Vimeo too.
Paid blogging just seems like too much effort for me unfortunately
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