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do people make money by blogging?

  1. JIN1128 profile image80
    JIN1128posted 5 years ago

    HI everyone:  Just wondering if anyone makes money through their blogs.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, many hubbers do. smile

      1. wheelinallover profile image81
        wheelinalloverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I have a friend who actually makes more money from a blog than they do from hub pages. This person is in what I consider a unique situation, the niche they have is information which is in demand.
        The information provided is both timeless and currently in high demand. They are on the spot and sending information as new things are tried.

        Like so many others this is being scaled back at a time when its just short of making a full time living.

        The lesson here is good quality content especially timeless and something which is in high demand will make money. I personally would add video if possible. These things will help your bottom line in a big way if you continue to provide them.

        All of this has been done since I met this person about three and a half months ago.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Actually, that's not unusual.  I have a total of five blogs and together, they earn more than my 155 Hubs - and I'm hoping their income will continue to rise, whereas HubPages has stalled.

          The big mistake most people make is they think they can blog about anything and make money.  Instead, you must pick one subject and stick to it.

          To earn money, you must persuade Google, Bing etc to feature your blog in their search results.  The search engines use robots to scan your blog and decide whether it's relevant - and if your blog is just a collection of random articles, they can't decide.  So picking one theme and sticking to it is the first lesson.

          Next, you need to use words in your articles which match what people are typing into search engines.

          You can get far more sophisticated than that, by using keyword research, SEO, promoting your blog, etc. - but personally, I started by picking subjects I loved and writing about them.  That may not make me big money but the good thing is, it doesn't feel like work!

    2. Green Van Lines profile image62
      Green Van Linesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If you believe that you can write good blogs then you could make money.

    3. dreamdairy profile image61
      dreamdairyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, of course they do.

  2. JIN1128 profile image80
    JIN1128posted 5 years ago

    feel like it's difficult to earn on hubpages, but even harder with your own blog.

    1. wheelinallover profile image81
      wheelinalloverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My advice is challenge yourself or put challenges in hub pages to write a 400 word hub and have it published within say 45 minutes. I am sure there are hubbers who would also take up this challenge which would help you feel your not doing it alone. When you can do this daily you will learn its not as hard as you think.

      Once you get a following on a blog you can have guest writers which reduces your time involvement.

  3. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 5 years ago

    I know a few bloggers who have made millions of dollars too, such as Steve Pavlina, who has been teaching others how to do the same since he started his blog about 4 years ago.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think the time for making millions out of a blog is long gone!  A few years ago there was less competition so it was a different ballgame.  Plus, as you mention, some people have made big money teaching others their 'secret' - in fact they're probably making more money conning poor suckers than they ever did with their original blog...

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It's still there for those who can attract a decent list Marisa. smile

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I know your daughter does well, but doesn't she have an actual product to sell?  That's a whole different story.

          1. earnestshub profile image87
            earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, she has her ebook to sell. smile

  4. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 5 years ago

    JIN1128,

    I make many, many times more money from my top blog than I do from Hub Pages. I am not going to share the details of the blog with you, or push it in any way (that would be inappropriate) - but I am going to tell you how that blog came in to existence.

    I can't remember exactly when but it was roughly February or March 2009. I performed what I thought would be a very common Google search one night, with countless millions of answers, for information which I obviously wanted. Although I got the countless millions of answers, I found very few in the top several pages that even began to answer my question. I had played with blogging before with little success but decided to start a blog on that search criteria. I've never looked back.

    I think Jason (HP staff) recently posted somewhere on the blog or forums about the value of creating content in this way and I certainly fully agree.

    Note, however, the importance of posting regularly and well to your blog and all the other required criteria. The great idea is only the first link in the chain.

    Good luck! smile

  5. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I really just fiddle around online.  I make about %500 a year directly from blog (maybe $50 at most from hubs).  The better blogs are also mainly, albeit indirectly, aimed at promoting my ebooks which make a lot more.

  6. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image94
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    Well. . . .Mom got that hundred and five dollar check that Google sent me, and she'll get the fifty buck payout from Hubpages here soon too.

  7. moneymarketing profile image60
    moneymarketingposted 5 years ago

    I just post a hub concerning this subject, because many people are starting to blog and create websites, but do not yet have any kind of She has worked, so I tried to edit an article that can be very helpful to beginners.

  8. gabby0506 profile image61
    gabby0506posted 5 years ago

    I was a blogger too. But it takes enormous amount of time and energy to earn through your blogs. Because you have to strive until your blog is showcased in the first few pages of search engines.
    but comparatively Hub pages is better. You can reduce half of your burden. Your Hubs will automatically be featured on search engines and by nice ad programs like Google ad sense integration, your earnings will be pretty satisfactory

  9. joshuanoerr profile image61
    joshuanoerrposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely, I do, and I know several others that do as well

  10. JIN1128 profile image80
    JIN1128posted 5 years ago

    Thanks everyone.  I am going to start one blog soon.  Not about making lots of extra income (great if it can do that) but more about having fun in the process.

  11. tmheffernan profile image64
    tmheffernanposted 5 years ago

    As far as i can say yes there is money being made from blog pages. There are also many other ways to make money online. I have wrote a little about this in some of my hubs. I am looking for the same as you. I find hubpages very good for help and support and enjoy writing but the income is slow.

  12. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I make about $500 directly a year from my blog advertising.

  13. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    thats good news psychskinner..
    my blogs bring me traffic but not much money

  14. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Most comes from one direct advertiser who approached me, rather than services like adsense.  It really helps when that happens.

  15. MarloByDesign profile image84
    MarloByDesignposted 5 years ago

    If you work hard on HubPages posting good quality Hubs, yes, you can make money here.

  16. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I'm suspecting that a few days ago, google officially buried "all" blogs to PR's 1's and 0's. In other words, what used to be may not be anymore. I could be wrong...

    1. QuestionMaster profile image88
      QuestionMasterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Where'd you get that info?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        When news about the recent algo change came out, people started reporting the same thing that IzzyM just now reported. Extrapolation then ensued... big_smile As I said, I could be wrong.

    2. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You are right - I just checked - both my highranking Blogger blog and my website have been reduced to a PR 1, and,correct me if I'm wrong, but HP is now 5 instead of 6?

      Hey what is going on?

  17. LucidDreams profile image81
    LucidDreamsposted 5 years ago

    I still make money blogging and in the last few days have had even more visitors then before. I guess it may depend on the type of blog you have. Having a custom domain is also very important.

    1. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My traffic is increasing to my blogs, as the link I have just posted says, it has nothing to do with traffic.

      But will do when Google search decides to factor it in again, I suppose.

  18. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    Google, for all their fancy Panda updates and their much heralded 'freshness update', doesn't work too well.

    I typed in "bloggers losing pr november 2011" in search and got a page about publics relations or  nutritional bars or some such. Nothing that I can see on Page 1 for what I was looking for.

    Number 1 for the same search term on DuckDuckGo, brings me this:

    http://techwalls.com/blogging/google-pa … mber-2011/

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good link.

  19. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    You will not believe this!

    Remember the hub I said had been copied a zillion times, and that I can't even find in search under its exact title below all the copies?

    Written in August?

    Its now a PR2.

    How do they work that out when they have never sent a single visitor to it (at least not since August 10th)?

  20. NuAra profile image60
    NuAraposted 5 years ago

    I'm new at blogging and hubpages, so i guess i'll just focus on one page for blogging about something specific as well as writing on hubpages.  any advice on the best techniques i should take as far as financial success in blogging?

    1. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Have a search of my hubs. I wrote one called How to Optimize a Blogger Blog. There is quite a bit of work involved but don't let that put you off.

      Once you have done the optimization, all you need to do it keep posting.

      The one blog I bothered doing all that to is currently #1 in Google for its keywords, and I only started it a few months ago.

 
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