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Can I write a hub for promoting someones business?

  1. rumanasaiyed profile image78
    rumanasaiyedposted 4 years ago

    Can I write a hub for  promoting someones business?

    One of my friend is having  a huge business of ladies had bags and shoes. He is exporting it to various countries.
    And he wants me to promote his business online. So I thought of writing a hub for it.
    But I am not sure if it is allowed to write such hubs or not.

  2. brianrock profile image88
    brianrockposted 4 years ago

    If the purpose of the hub is strictly to promote the business, then no. That will most likely be flagged as overly promotional.

    But you could certainly write hubs about ladies hand bags and shoes and then include links that promote the business in it.

    For example, write a hub about "How to Pair Lady's Bags and Shoes: Three Examples." Then talk about the process of mixing and matching bags and shoes, include a few photos of examples, and include a link either in the photo attribution or in the text at the end.

    A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself, does the hub provide useful information to the reader? Or is it simply an advertisement? If it's useful information, then it's good to go. If it reads like an advertisement, then I would consider that "overly promotional."

    1. barbat79 profile image72
      barbat79posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The answer you provided is more thorough and helpful.  I didnt see it until after I wrote my response.  Thumbs up here!

    2. brianrock profile image88
      brianrockposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!

    3. rumanasaiyed profile image78
      rumanasaiyedposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Very briefly explained brianrock. I really appreciate your response smile. Thanks

  3. barbat79 profile image72
    barbat79posted 4 years ago

    A review of the business may be fine, but not for the purpose of promoting a business.

    1. rumanasaiyed profile image78
      rumanasaiyedposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your reply barbat79

    2. barbat79 profile image72
      barbat79posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Best wishes to you and your friend...say what is the site...handbags eh?  lol...but I will look for it.  I would love to read it when you are done!

    3. rumanasaiyed profile image78
      rumanasaiyedposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      sure barbat79

  4. Billie Kelpin profile image87
    Billie Kelpinposted 4 years ago

    I'm always confused about "overly promotional" here.  I think many people are so we tend to be "under promotional," not even clicking on an ad that might be pertinent to our own lives!  That being said, I never link to a business more than once in a hub.  If you were talking about this person's experience developing his company, i.e. chossing the name, getting inventory, deciding on suppliers, etc. and then had one link there, I would think that's ok.  However, I found that writing to one of the staff involved in hubpages always results in a clarifying response.  It takes awhile to find out one of their email addresses, but if you go to the help pages, etc. you will be able to.

    It seems to me that it might be safer and more flexible for you to start a blog at blogspot.com (blogger.com) with google. The templates are easy and it seems as if promotion is not an issue.  My friend, a psychologist who just released a book used Wordpress.  Even if you have only one article, it might be helpful for your friend.  Google will pick up the keywords. THEN if you write a GENERAL article about business or shoes, etc.  you can always link to that article on blogger AND always link blogger to hubpages.

    How nice that you should do this.  I wish I had friends and family who would be willing.  Somehow people seems reticent to do that.  That best things you can do for your friend are to mention his business in tweets on facebook and often. Also,  buy one of his handbags and wear them, that's the BEST advertising.  Be sure you have his card with you so you can tell your friend. If every friend I have would buy just ONE product from me I could get a little bit of money which would help me make more.
    Let me tell you the story of a friend of mine who is a watercolor artist.  I could never afford her paintings, but always wanted one.  I was just starting my company creating a children's card game based on a game I had played when little.  The decks were something like $5.95.  One day, I was admiring her lilac water color and knew I couldn't afford it.  She said, "Billie, I'll give it to you."  I told her I couldn't do that, so she said, "Ok, I'll buy 40 decks of cards." "Marija, what in the world will you do with 40 decks of children's playing cards?"  "I have friends, I have family, there are Christmases and birthdays," she replied.  That was 25 years ago.  Will I ever forget her kindness and support?  Never!

    1. rumanasaiyed profile image78
      rumanasaiyedposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Very briefly explained Bellie Kelpin. I really appreciate your reply smile!!

 
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