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10 Great Hub Ideas For HubPages -- Writing For HubPages
Creating A Quality Hub
HubPages can be a great place to share your ideas and make money, but often the hardest part of writing is getting started. I find this to especially be the case with HubPages, where I try to come up with ideas that are relevant and SEO friendly.
Since HubPages allows you to create hubs on almost any topic, authors are afforded a lot of freedom -- which is much appreciated. I love that I can write a travel piece one day and then share a recipe the next. You're not tied to any particular niche, which is wonderful if you have a variety of interests and expertise.
However, having so much freedom can be overwhelming and there are times when I just don't know what to write about. A million topics are on the tip of my tongue, but I just can't seem to put something together that's worthwhile and that I haven't done before.
Fortunately, it's pretty easy to deal with writer's block when I sit down and brainstorm about topics that I like. And once I get going with a couple of hubs, the ideas form even more quickly.
If you're having trouble getting started and need some ideas for quality hubs, here are some great hub topics worth trying out.
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Writing For HubPages: Hub Ideas
Here are ten hub ideas. I've kept them very general so you'll, of course, have to get into the specifics when you write your own hubs. Still, these should at least help you get started.
1. Travel: I love traveling and have written many travel hubs sharing my experiences. People are always seeking travel advice, both general and for a specific place. These days, most people turn to the Internet rather than guide books because the information online is so readily available. I've had pretty good success when it comes to making money from travel hubs. Though I don't have a terribly high readership on some hubs relating to travel, the ad clicks are worth it when I get them. Meanwhile, I have other travel hubs that get more views with a lower click rate, so it evens out. I've learned that very general travel hubs don't do as well as the more specific ones, i.e. "Fun In New York" gets lost in the shuffle, whereas "Fun In Manhattan's Midtown" is more likely to do well. I've also had success with travel advice hubs, but the trick is to write a very detailed, informative piece -- and to not copy advice from a guidebook.
2. Medical Hubs: Again, people love advice and love to hear how others have overcome health issues. I am not a doctor so my "medical" hubs don't tell people what to do when dealing with a certain illness or health problem. In fact, I stress that I'm not a doctor. Instead, I share medical experiences that *I've* been through and how I've dealt with them, such as my How To Cope With A Broken Leg hub. When my leg was broken, I read people's blogs about their injuries because it helped me know what to expect as I recovered from mine. It made me more aware and feel less alone. This is what I offer on my medically inspired hubs. Of course, if you are a doctor, you may have valuable advice from that end.
3. Instructional Hobby Hubs: Do you knit, paint, sing, make scrapbooks, etc.? If you do, chances are many others engage in this hobby or want to get started -- and are looking for tips and project ideas. I've had many readers check out my hubs on jewelry making. However, in this case, you really need to be skilled in your hobby and show your expertise. Hobby hubs are also great because you can spin other topics from them, for instance, how to market said hobby. It's a fun way to share something that you enjoy doing.
4. Instructional Skills Hubs: These types of hubs are more about informing someone how to get or use a particular skill. For instance, if you're a teacher, you could perhaps write a hub on how to control kids in the classroom or how to get a teaching job overseas. If you're a doctor, you could perhaps write a hub about what a student could expect in med school. The possibilities are endless.
5. DIY Project Hubs: I personally am a klutz when it comes to fixing things around the house, but if you're skilled at installing a shower or fixing a car, write about it! Again, people are probably searching for such things online and thanks to HGTV and the DIY network, doing home projects has become popular. the trick with this type of hub is to go step by step and include plenty of photos.
6. Recipe Hubs: These don't get the most money, but they tend to be popular and the little bit of money they do net, adds up. There is no such thing as too many delicious recipes, particularly if you do a twist on an old favorite. Just be clear on instructions and ingredient amounts, and have some photos of the finished product.
7. Parenting Hubs: I don't have kids so I don't write these, but all of the parents I know are seeking advice. Are you a mom or dad who has great tips for getting your kid to sleep or getting your child toilet trained, etc? This could be the makings of a popular article. The trick is to make it somewhat personal and to share your experiences. Otherwise you'll probably be just repeating information that can be found in any parenting magazine.
8. Review Hubs: Have you used a product that you loved or hated? Write about it! Even better, turn it into an Amazon product hub. Just make sure that you have enough text to support your Amazon products so that your hub isn't too commercial.
9. Holiday Ideas Hubs: Do you love throwing Christmas parties or have great ideas for Mother's Day cards? Holidays are always popular. You can share party ideas, recipes, create an Amazon hub featuring holiday products ... the list is endless. Just make sure to write these hubs at least a month before said holiday so that the hubs have time to mature in Google and be seasonal.
10. HubPages Hubs: Yes, hubs about writing for HubPages tend to do well if they're informative and share new information. Hubs abour other online money making opportunities do well, too. Chances are, if someone is on HubPages either as a reader or author, he or she is interested in doing some online work, so instructional hubs on this topic can be very useful.