Some Advantages of Writing on HubPages
One thing I have learned from doing online article writing is that some article writing sites are better than others. However, I have also been a firm believer that you don't put all of your writing eggs in one basket. After all, if you only do it on one website and that website goes out of business, you lose everything. So it's a good idea to diversify.
Each site has its own advantages as well as disadvantages but I don't think it's right to cover the negative aspects of a site by putting it in an article to be posted on that site. It seems, at least to me, that it would be lacking in gratitude since HubPages is at least giving writers the opportunity to publish something online while making money doing it.
I have seen a number of writing websites go out of business and shut down. I've seen them because I have written for a lot of them over the years. I've made a few bucks here and there doing so. At least while those sites were doing well.
To be honest, I have only been writing on HubPages for just a couple of weeks now. Some of you might be wondering what exactly, then, would be qualifying me as an expert on HubPages. Well, for starters, I don't claim to be an expert on the subject of writing on HubPages but I do have experience writing on a good number of websites and I can compare HubPages to those sites and highlight HubPages' advantages as far as I can see them at this point.
One of the things that I like about HubPages is how it will make a determination regarding the quality of your articles and if they are deemed to be regarded as high-quality articles, they will have special advantages like a good search engine ranking.
At the time I am writing this article, I have published ten articles on HubPages. Every one of them, at this point, is currently categorized as being a high-quality article. So, out of curiosity, I ran a search in Google for articles with titles similar to the ones I had for my published HubPages articles. Well, some of my articles had a very high ranking in Google.
I was completely blown away by that fact. But first let me tell you, as a webmaster, I have had pages on my various websites that have had a high search engine ranking. But the thing is that my articles on HubPages were just posted and were already showing a pretty good search engine ranking. We are talking within a few days here. I don't know about you, but that seriously impresses me.
The reason it impresses me is because it is so important to have a good search engine ranking. This is because you will get a lot of traffic to your articles through the search engines. Simply put, that means that you will get a lot of article views. And since you stand a better chance of making more money when you get more article views, this is a really good thing.
If you were to try to publish your articles on your own website, you would very most likely not have a good search engine ranking for them. That means that you would not be getting a lot of article views and that you would not be making any money on your articles. HubPages gives you a better chance at getting more article views as well as making more money from your articles, plain and simple.
Another good thing about HubPages is that you can get your name out there as a writer or whatever else it is that you do as well. Since your profile page has information about you, it affords you the opportunity to introduce yourself as well as other things you may be associated with. In my case, I am a webmaster, musician, 3D artist and so forth. So, by having high profile articles, I basically promote those things as well, should someone, out of curiosity, go to my profile page.
I have sold articles before on other sites. On one site, I sold the total rights to my articles. This meant that the purchaser had full rights and ownership of the article and did not even have to list my name or credit me with it at all. In other words they didn't even have to list my name as the author. So, somewhere out there, someone is using my articles and nobody knows it was me who had written them. They could even put their own name on it as the author. So basically, I was just writing for the money and the money alone.
Now, I did make some pretty good money on those sites but, like I said, I never got credit for writing any of them. I just got the money. HubPages offers you the opportunity to make money from your articles while still being credited for having written them. That promotes you as a writer as well as the other things you do that are listed on your profile page.
The key to the whole thing, though, is to find subjects to write about that are in demand. The more they are in demand, the better you will do. I am still in the process of making that determination. Once I find that niche, I should do fairly well, especially if I am able to get a good search engine ranking for the articles. That would get me a lot of article views and allow me to make a good amount of money from them.
So, even though I have been here for a short period of time, I can already see some of the advantages. Maybe you will too after reading this.