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Updated on September 3, 2012

Earn While Writing!

I have been writing online for about 3 years now, I have stepped into some great websites and have fallen into not so great websites. After much research, a lot of headaches, backaches and of course, writing aches, I have figured out a few things here and there.  I am giving you my experiences and what has helped me over the years and where I have seen the most profit.  However, you need to find our what works for you and helps you the most during your journey of writing online.

Writing on Hubpages and making money!

Write and Earn!

What I do know is that not all of these tips will work for you. This information I am giving you is a “guide” and it will help you start or enhance your writing career but you will have to find your own voice when it comes to writing. I can give you my secrets and all the glorious tips but truly, you have to find your own path to making the profit, and we all know, we each have our path to finding our career. If you do implement my tips then I suggest you continue forth with developing your style and websites that work best for your writing career. Just start your writing career and continue to improve all the time (my best tip of the day).

However, I think I can help you with some of the work in learning to write online. Better yet, to help you fast forward through some of the bullsh$t and plow through to the other side, the sweet spot of earning money via websites, blogging, internet, etc. With all of this, keep in mind that you have to work HARD, it doesn’t come easy. So if you think by applying all my tips you will instantly make money, then you are severely wrong. Be logical, my friend, not everything comes to us so easy (if it did, I would be a millionaire by now).

First, sign up here on Hubpages, easiest way to make money online (in my opinion). Trust me; write your articles (aka hubs), your thoughts and start hubbing. At first, I was afraid too but you will find friends and learn what works, you will start finding your style. In addition, you will make money (sign up for Google AdSense immediately). The biggest key to Hubpages is writing, learning and making sure you have your Google Adsense account (pay per click) Amazon and EBay accounts are so important, making money with all three companies. Don’t forget to follow the Hubpages FAQ’s to learn the process of Hubpages. The community is open and friendly, get on the forums, ask your questions and read other questions. It’s all about learning, my friend, so hop to it!

Second, set up a blog, I recommend blogger (by Google) because I can tie my Hubpages google account to the same account as my blog, thus, the same Google AdSense code for both programs. Viola, it’s a match made in heaven, trust me. I love blogging, it can be long, short, emotional or highlighting sports, music or anything that you love. Blogging is an outlet that I get pleasure from and I am making money on the side, try it, you will find the release of these emotions is a good thing. I have researched other “free” blogs to set up and although all add a different twist, blogger is free and very easy to use.

Third, click here and sign up for shetoldme this is a website where you can advertise your articles and your blog. Other bloggers, writers, authors, readers and many others visit this website. Not to mention, you can browse and find out anything you need to know on life. All these resources I am giving you work and shetoldme, along with Hubpages are a combination of human power with an abundance of information that is helpful to all species. By the way, this website is also connected to the Google AdSense too, so you can use your same Google AdSense account on this site as well. PS, it’s a win-win for you and Google.

Finally, write, write and then write some more, then start making money. It is about networking, so start networking and help find your voice. These are very simple tips to start your writing career; however, you will have to add your own flare to each of the above steps. Find your voice, improve your voice and continue to get louder with your voice. It is worth it, it helped me to just start writing, to find the time to write and I found the love for writing. I am sure there are more insightful websites that you can do but my goal is to give you a little jump start, a little push so you will start writing, make money and never give up writing. More importantly, I love to read and learn, so I hope by reading this you have picked up a few new tips that will help you develop your voice, your career boost your writing life and make you some money too. Good luck!

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    • Reginald Boswell profile image

      Reginald Boswell 

      9 years ago from Huntsville, Alabama

      Good article you are a very good writer, thank you for writing this hub (article).

    • Betty Reid profile image

      Betty Reid 

      10 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for the tips!

    • DavePrice profile image


      10 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

      I'm just getting started writing online, but I have already found out enough to know your advice is right on target. Thanks for confirming my own trial and error, plus giving me a new idea to follow up - it helped my confident level.

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      Linda Rogers 

      10 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks Ladybird33, aka twin. I have met you on my hubs and I am so glad to follow another twin. It's nice for me to meet other twins here that get the twin thing. Thanks for a really great and informative hub and I will be surely bookmarking this to help me out. Bye twinner. :)

    • eurekabud profile image


      11 years ago from Sanford, NC

      You've got some great tips in here, Ladybird, especially for us newbies. I really appreciated reading all the tips you've posted in here and plan on using your tips.

      Thanks a bunch for the help!

    • Ladybird33 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Fabulous USA

      David Wise, how are you? Thanks for reading and hope it helps!

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      David Wise 

      11 years ago from Queensland, Australia

      Great info for those of us that are new hubbers. Very pleased I read it. Thank you.

    • Ladybird33 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Fabulous USA

      James, thank you for reading and I hope it helps.

      Cheeky Girl, I am going to try LULU and see what that is about, appreciate the tip.

      Which4u, I hope it helps, thanks so much for responding (and reading!)

    • Which4u profile image


      11 years ago from Leicester, UK

      Great to read about you interesting experiences. Some extremely encouraging stuff here! Keep it up :)

    • Cheeky Girl profile image

      Cassandra Mantis 

      11 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Great advice here! I just published an article on LULU. Any aspiring writer should check them out! Writing can be so rewarding and fulfilling! Excellent Hub!

    • James McV Sailor profile image

      James J Mills 

      11 years ago from Northern California

      Thanks for the insight..... my fan base definitely needs help

    • Ladybird33 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Fabulous USA

      frogyfish, thank you for checking out my writings and I hope it helps!

      myownworld, thanks for reading and commenting. you can advertise your hubs through shetoldme, trust me, it helps and you are allowed to do it. Thanks again

    • myownworld profile image


      11 years ago from uk

      very useful...and to the point. thank you for explaining in a way that novices like me can actually understand! Am going to register with She told me asap; i was somehow always under the misconception that if u publish the same hub on it as on hubpages, google might pick it up as 'duplicate' material, when it's your own work on both sites. anyway, will just read up more...cheers!

    • frogyfish profile image


      11 years ago from Central United States of America

      Good tips here, and always needed. Will have to check some of your links. Thank you!

    • Ladybird33 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Duchess OBlunt, thank you for the compliment and for reading! I do appreciate you taking the time!

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      Duchess OBlunt 

      11 years ago

      Good Job, and a few good tips I will work with.

    • Ladybird33 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Fabulous USA

      thank you Carmen, much appeciated!

    • Carmen Borthwick profile image

      Carmen Borthwick 

      11 years ago from Maple Ridge, B.C.

      Some great tips Ladybird, I'll bookmark this to my hub tab for easy access.

    • Ladybird33 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Cabin Girl, xoxo, always a fan.

      darkside, thank you so much for helping me! I publish this so others know how much this community does help out the writers. I think I got it fixed, truly, thank you!

    • darkside profile image


      11 years ago from Australia

      Ladybird, where you've got "First, sign up here on Hubpages" you don't have the link URL tracker set up right.

      Instead of it should be

      Feel free to delete this comment once you've sorted it out.

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      11 years ago from Southern California

      As I am a novice, these tips will come in handy. This was a great hub, I'm looking forward to reading more.

    • theguru-reports profile image


      11 years ago from Montana

      Still after it in writing. Up to $2.30!! Ya-hoo..Oops...not appropriate huh

    • Ladybird33 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Rob Dee, I will check out Helium too, thanks for the tips!

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      Rob Dee 

      11 years ago from Florida

      i'll have to check out shetoldme - i already have several blogs, and i use Helium as a bit of a measuring stick to see how good i stand up to good writers....

    • Ladybird33 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Thank you Ken, don't give up!

    • Ken R. Abell profile image

      Ken R. Abell 

      11 years ago from ON THE ROAD

      Thanks for sharing your insights & experience. Some very helpful encouragement here.


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