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New Hubbers Ask...

I'm a beginner and I want to maximum my profits as a blogger Do you have any tips? How long are hubs?

This questions above asked by professional25 is pretty good, compared to some written to me about online income and freelance writing.

During the first month of 2011, I received a number of requests from new Hubbers (some of whom have written no Hubs yet) for me to tell them how to quickly earn a Hubber Score of 100, a Hub Score of 100, and a large immediate income from HubPages. Every month, emails ask how much money I earn at HubPages -- Someone would need to be naïve and careless in order to hand out financial information to a stranger with a nickname on a hotmail account. I am not that person. The stories about attempted Identity Theft upon this unworthy personage would fill several blog pages by themselves.

Making a living on HubPages takes time and work, although since HubPages Staff have added a cornucopia of new features over the last four years, that task is becoming easier. You can read in the Forums about milestones and income levels reached and it's all encouraging.

Consistent writing and publishing on close to a daily basis, employing a substantial amount of high quality content about topics of interest will increase Hubber Score and individual Hub Scores over time. Participation in HubPages Contests, HubMob, 30-Day and 60-Day Challenges, HubPages Answers, and new programs that emerge helps to drive traffic to your Hubs from a group working together within a larger group (HubPages). Using Live Feeds (rss) from these groups or even your own creation can further drive traffic your way and applies to blogging as well.

Follow the tips on HubPages and your blogs and Hubs will be much better than Plan Nine From Outer Space, the poorly written cult film.
Follow the tips on HubPages and your blogs and Hubs will be much better than Plan Nine From Outer Space, the poorly written cult film.

Blog With a Plan

Wil Wheaton writes a blog on typepad as a profession and I don't know how he makes income from it directly, since I see no ads on his blog as we have on HubPages.

However, he uses it as a platform to sell his own books on the sidebars, which is handy. He also offers podcasts, lists his tours and appearances, and provides other information. He has a news column in LA, so his blog is a good connector to his column and his acting and writing careers.

Hubber Marye Audet has an attractive and interesting blog calledThe Restless Chipotle. She's on Facebook and always has something fun or intriguing or real to say there.

Find delicious and easy dishes similar to this Quesos con Chile Chipotle on "The Restless Chipotle."
Find delicious and easy dishes similar to this Quesos con Chile Chipotle on "The Restless Chipotle." | Source

Blog With a Plan

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a website. Join the site as I did; it’s fun and offers opportunities for collaboration with other artists and writers. You might like the "Tiny Books" there, the videos, the T-shirts, or the music.

JGL also uses tmblr for blogging as hitRECordJoe and appears also on Twitter.

He's quite a character, all the way back to 3rd Rock From the Sun and I look forward to seeing him in the future inh all his work.

The Dark Knight Rises he is entertaining. He runs a production company (you can join that as well) and features several 'Tiny Films" on the website and tmblr. It is a concept that I love - animations and live action of 15, 30 seconds, a minute, 6 minutes.

Joe began producing his own feature-length films in what seems like no time.

If you have not yet seen him in 500 Days of Summer, his grand song-and-dance production number in the middle of the film is worth the price of the whole DVD. He was absolutely superb in the recent Inception.

You may remember that he was in 10 Things I Hate About You a modern high school take on The Taming of the Shrew . He has plenty of opportunity for making money from a blog, using it as part of his resume.

Joe's First Tweet

Joe Sings "Bad Romance"

William Shatner - Capt. Kirk, T.J. Hooker, Denny Crane

William Shatner and friends have produced a website for creative persons available for work, on MyOuterSpace.com. The website features its own site blog as well as a blogging feature for members to use for posting and social networking that includes Twitter postings.

No affiliate marketing is available, but writers, artists, directors - new and long-time professional are picking up a lot of work from the sites. Alan Dean Foster supervises the group I joined, He is the Governor of the planet Creatia.

Six "starship" groups pull in members when they are about to begin a film project or similar.

Lorna Barrett is a well-known author that wrtes a blog to accentuate her books. She also appears on Goodreads a book and social networking site that I enjoy.

Social networking is useful for driving traffic to your blog or Hub and these are the best for me:

  • LinkedIn - Live feed of my Hubs and Twitter posts runs here.
  • MyOuterSpace.com - William Shatner's site for all phases of media, entertainment, and arts. Join for the chance to connect and hire on to Hollywood productions.
  • GOODREADS - Book reviews by interesting people.
  • Twitter
  • FaceBook - Check out FaceBook for Blogging and other writing groups.
  • RedGage

HubPages - Personality, Content, and Promotion

But what about Hubbers - those who are not professional chefs and actors?

It is clear that to success you much develop an appealing personality in your writing, just as you would in any profession. See the embedded link for pointers. All of the bloggers an dHubbers mentioned above have done so.

If you have a blog, it is best to have it focus on a niche topic that is popular with the general public that reads and responds to blogs. The ads displayed on your blog should target the same topic and audience. If the topic you choose is not one that can generate higher-paying ad clicks, then the income generated will be lower than you might wish.

Amazon.com ads can feature several more options than only books. Look through the Amazon departments and see for yourself how many items may match or compliment your blogging and add income. When you choose books, choose a combination of hardback, paperback, audio book, Kindle or other eReader editions. Similarly, films and TV episodes are often offered in DVD, Blu-Ray, and sometimes VHS and full screen or widescreen versions. Music can be chosen in CD, CD single, or instant download (often at 99 cents). HubPages and Blogger both offer Amazon as an affiliate.

I don't know much about adding eBay to a blog, but on HubPages, you add an eBay capsule and choose up to 6 items based on key words or a particular seller's ID and keywords. Others that have blog experience with eBay might share it in the Comments below.

Kontera in-line ads program works very well on blogs. Another such program is Chitka, which you could also use on a blog.

AdSense has been useful on HubPages and may be incorporated into your blog as well.

As you continue to blog and read Internet materials, you may find additional affiliate programs for income producing on your blog.

HubPages and Blog Content

This HubPages Programs encourages new writers and Best Hubs are usually:

  • Somewhere in the range of 800-1500 words long. I look for 800+ words or a bit more. The majority of the general public does not enjoy reading 800+ words of straight text, so split it up into 2 or 3 text capsules.
  • Reading grade level of text -- Romance novels are written at grade 6, newspapers at grades 6 to 8. Write at least grades 8 to 12 (check this with Microsoft Word).
  • We look for at least one photo or other graphic image and/or one or two videos. I personally look for two or three photos or one photo and one video.
  • A Google Map capsule is great if it fits your topic.
  • Links - Add highly relevant links in a links capsule or as in-line text, which is better.
  • Amazon and eBay capsules - Don't overload a Hub with products, but the more you write, the more items you can fit in well. In addition, the pictures of the products add color to your Hub.

TOPICS

What topics are the hottest topics for blogs and Hubpages? Because of interest and controversy, politics and religion certainly draw a lot of comments and attention, but these may not be for you. Look at the HubPages Topic Bank for ideas. You can write on a variety of topics, but if you choose one or two to highlight, you will be ,more successful.

I chose one for beginning:

  • Business and Jobs; and after several Hubs about this, I used HubPages Programs to write several more in each of
  • Health and Medicine
  • American History and Native American Nations
  • Food Anthropology, cuisine, ingredients, and recipes
  • Politics and Social issues.

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mepperly 5 years ago from Vancouver,WA

great article.


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Darlene Sabella 5 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

This hub is so coollllllllllllll OMG I learned so much, I have been on now for 18 months and I am learning every second on what we can do with this awesome skill of writing, thank you and I rate you up up up love & peace darski


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Patty, what a wonderfully informative hub. I am bookmarking so I can look at it in detail later. Rated up and useful.


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

@mepperly - Thanks for reading and leaving a comment!

@Darlene - I'm glad you're excited about the possibilities! And there's a lot more around HubPages, with new projects every day. The 60Dc and 60DC2 are Hubber-driven and so is HubTrail. Search the Forums for more info!

@KoffeeKlatch Gals! - Always a big event to have you visit my Hub! Glad you liked this one. Congratulations on your HubNuggets roundup this week - awesome gardens!


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RandomLife 5 years ago from Nashville TN

Awesome hub!!! I just joined hubpages recently and I'm loving it so far. Thanks for all the wonderful information!


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tonymead60 5 years ago from Yorkshire

sound help and advice as usual Patty


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Patty thank you for all this great and valuable information, i always enjoying reading a hub more when i end up learning something i didn't know before, thanks !

Awesome hub and thumbs up !!!


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Ingenira 5 years ago

Very informative and useful. Appreciate that you share these with us.


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Earth Angel 5 years ago

Dearest Patty!

You, my dear, are just the BEST! If there was a Hubber and Hub Score of 1,000,000 it would be yours!

Thanks sooooooooooo much for sharing!

Blessings always, EarthAngel!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

This is very informative. We should learn again and again form expert like you, my friend. I love your idea about this topic. You have good experience here with 1441 hubs. This is great achievement for writer like you. Thank you very much. Vote up. Love and peace...

Prasetio


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

You are all so kind in your comments! I did not even mention SEO, keywords, Google Wonderwheel, even "purchasing" amounts of traffic, and other activities that some others on HubPages are using. I hope my information is a good startm, though; it's helped me a lot.

Best to each one of you always!


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2patricias 5 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

This is a well written and comprehensive Hub on making money online. Better than those attributes, it is honest. There are so many people publishing either here on HubPages or elsewhere on the web who claim that it is possible to 'get rich quick'. Our experience is that it is constant imaginative thought, research, writing and working on publicity that gets results. We are in awe of your rate of quality production!


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Smireles 5 years ago from Texas

Thank you. I always learn when I read your hubs.


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Princessa 5 years ago from France

Excellent advice Patty, I think good content and perseveration are the most important features to maximize your income in HubPages.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Superb hub, Patty, as usual. This is filled with info I am still learning about. I can't thank you enough for the wonderful information you provide.


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

I am kind of overwhelmed thatthis is so much help!

@2patricias - Thanks! I think that with all the new features, programs, and afilliates of the last couple years on HP, it is easier to gain cash, but still takes work and persistence, truly as you say.

@Smirles - Thanks so much for posting here!

@Princessa - It is your HubMob Program that has helped me a great percentage of the time to develop skills and find interesting hot topics. A+++ on HubMob.

@Genna East - I'm still learning as well, and am happy that my experience helps you!

Have a great weekend, Enverybody!


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cellphonesolution 5 years ago from Michigan

You really give a wealth of information which is very helpful!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

Dear Ms Patty English, MS. Thank you for sharing real and lasting information on Celebrity's and blogging. For those who want to succeed, it is good to look at what the successful are doing. Voted up!


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for the new comments! Hubber Marye Audet is doing well and many are encouraging her to enter culinary contests -- and perhaps even have her own cooking show in the future.


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

Very comprehensive, thank you. Unfortunately so many want to make the money without the work! Thanks for sharing all those links.


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

Hi Shalini! It's true as you say. Then so much advertising tells us we can get rich quick, but it doesn't work. That's bad,


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Thank you, Patty, for sharing your experiences which are a great help.


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

Bless you for commenting, Hello, hello!


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L.L. Woodard 5 years ago from Oklahoma City

I'm always finding useful information here from fellow hubbers, and this hub is no exception. I've bookmarked so I can read and re-read. Thanks for your insights and advice.


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

I am delighted you like this information, LL Woodward!


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stephhicks68 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Great tips - I too get many questions from new hubbers who want to make hundreds or more right off the bat. It takes time, practice and is significantly more involved than slapping up a few short 300-word hubs. :) Rated up Patty!


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

Your Hubs are always great and show the exquisite work you put into them, Steph! Thanks for the kind words.


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Ding.A.Ling123 5 years ago

Your unique title caught my eye and I had to read your hub. This is one of the best hubs I have read. I think you did a great job with this one. I like the way you take the hub a step further(in the right direction) and write further into the topic. Great job.


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

Thanks you, Ding.A.Ling123; I thought the info might be of use. And I'm particularly having a good time getting to know people through Twitter. Two years ago, I did not know what to do with the tweet-site. LOL


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Good information.I keep trying and hopefully I'll actually make some money.


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America Author

I hioe you do too, dahoglund. Best wishes!


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viking305 5 years ago from Ireland

A lot of great advice here for new writers on HubPages.

Yes I am finally making a good amount of money each week from my writing on hubPages after 10 months and 84 hubs.

It does take a lot of learning and time. It is well worth it though.


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Market-Watch 5 years ago

Great Tips Patty Inglish, Thanks for sharing this. Every new hubber should read this hub.


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Peter Owen 5 years ago from West Hempstead, NY

Nice overview of various sites. I think the most important quality is love of writing. This will produce quality hubs, which in turn will bring money eventually. If money is the driving force, then this seems to come thru when reading the hubs and they are not as high quality. Not with the very experienced writers but by the average hubber.


james_4 5 years ago

Interesting article. Really amazing content , I like it ... keep going ..........


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Tomygun 5 years ago from Vilnius

Great writing, Patty.

I am a hubber for almost 7 months and I have to agree that a quality content and backlinks (various types, but no spam) make up about 80 percent of the work. Besides I also have several blogs which are going up slowly to the tops in google. Fresh and good content, new bakclinks usually push your site higher.


James 5 years ago

Great hub, thanks for sharing the info, thumbs up :)


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besthubs 5 years ago

Excellent hub, I glad to follow you and learn a lot from you. I agree with you about content, this must be good and promotion is also important. Without promotion, your articles will not get much traffic. Thanks for your tips.

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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma

Thank you for the information and tips. This is very useful, especially for newbies like me. Although some of this information is outlined in the Hubpages learning center, it's even more constructive hearing it from an actual Hubber who has put the plan into action. Thanks for sharing your expert advice.


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Thanks for the great info... I appreciate it.


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jerrycorinadam 5 years ago from United State

attractive online income has caused numerous people to make a career in it. you have mentioned the tips that will prove useful for the beginners.


TattoGuy 5 years ago

This is a great hub, if I wasn't such a lazy bugger it would have inspired me but hey it inspired me enough to rate it awesome so there ya go !


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LouMacabasco 5 years ago from Philippines

this is very helpful. thanks for posting it! :)


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luckycharmz 5 years ago from Washington

Very informative hub. I'm new to hubpages, and will be taking some of your advice. Congratulations on your success with hubpages.


Triena 5 years ago

Thanks for the info, great hub.


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ostikay1234 5 years ago from LONDON

Great piece of article


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petertebin 4 years ago from Maryland

What an amazing hub! Voted up and thank you for all the great info!

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