Online Business Opportunities - Earn Money for FREE with HubPages

Before I found Internet Marketing I must admit I dabbled into some other ways to make money from home such as direct sales and doing 'survey's online but found that none of them really suited me (or made me much money).  I wanted a home based business that you could do from your own computer, set your own hours, was easy and earned a good income.  Luckily I stumbled into Internet marketing and I haven't looked back.

If you too are looking for great online business opportunities then I would suggest you ignore all the hyped up get rich quick schemes and read on because all the info on this page won't cost you a cent.

Having an online business

One of the great things about the internet is that you can start a business with virtually no cost.  All you need is a computer and internet access and you can make money.

Sure many people will tell you that you need to have your own website and hosting accounts and of course an autoresponder so you can market to people by email, but the truth of it is that when you are starting out you don't need any of that stuff because there are wonderful free resources where you can build pages such as squidoo.com, blogger.com and yes of course hubpages.com (which is currently my favourite of all three) .

For the rest of this article I'll focus mainly on using hubpages because:

  • It's free
  • It's super easy to get started and build a hub
  • Google ranks hubs very well in the search engines

And you can use hubs (and lenses and blogs too) in a number of ways:

  • Make money from affiliate sales (either directly or via hubpages capsules)
  • Make money from adsense
  • Drive visitors to your own websites
  • Get top rankings in Google
  • Explore thousands of different topics and niches.

So are you ready to get started?

HubPages Tutorial

Building your Hub

Obviously the first thing you will need is an account with HubPages if you don't have one already. Next it's time to find yourself a niche.

A niche is just a topic that you've chosen to write about.

If you are just starting out then I suggest that you stick with a topic that you know a bit about because it will be easier to write for.

Your beginning tasks is to do a bit of research on different keywords to find out how many searches are for the term you want to write about and also the number of competing sites.

I use the Google Adwords Keyword Tool for finding keywords and look for phrases of three or more words that have over 1000 searches per month (although the more the better).

To search for competition there are many ways to do this, but one of the most common is to search for your keywords in Google (without quotes). You can also use with quotes and even intitle:"your keywords" to find your true competition.

You also want to make sure that you can get your keyword phrase in your hub title. If it is unavailable then just try adding a word or two at the start or end.

For example if you were going after "dog training tips" and there was already a hub with that title (when you start your new hub it will tell you if there are any other hubs with the same title), then you could try for "dog training tips for puppies" or "easy dog training tips". They would still have your key phrase in them so it is fine.

Next it's time to write your hub. You can add or move around any capsules you like. I tend to stick mainly with text capsules, but I'll also add links and photo capsules to make my hub look more appealing. If there is a relevant video then feel free to add that as well (for some reason my hubs that have a video included seem to get a better hubscore - not sure why that is).

Try and write at least 500 words. My best hubs have around 800 words or more in them. Remember you can always write a few hundred words and then come back the next day or even next week and add some more text - it doesn't have to be done all at the one time.

Finally when you are happy with your hub it's time to press Publish. Now your hub will be live for the world to see!

Now go build hubs and start earning money and building your online business empire. There is no limit to how many hubs you can have and the more you build the more opportunities you have for earning money.

If you need more help, you can read my hub about easy ways to make money online by using Hubpages.

Make Money with HubPages

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