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Article Writing Advice: Writing for HubPages vs Writing For Clients.

Updated on March 29, 2013

How much are you making writing articles?

Article writing has been around for a long time now, and for many it has been their sanctuary for being able to make money doing something that they love. However, there are some who not only find making money online trough article writing difficult, but also a chore to do. It may be that the writer is simply using a form of making money that does not suit them, or potentially the writer would prefer to see their name next to everything that they write.

Either way, if you are not content with how writing online is going for your so far, you should take a look at where you are right now. How much do you make? This is often a question that many of us dread to hear, as more often than not despite our efforts, we are being paid very little amounts for what we do. There are however some users of content sites such as HubPages, Triond, Bukisa and Wizzley who are making a substantial amount of money, and in comparison with how much work they have done, they are reaching a rather high level of success.

Although, there is of course another side to the story, where people are not writing for themselves, but rather for other companies and website who need content for their own needs. Whilst the process of actually finding work can be tough considering the amount of competition, in the end it is more than worth it, with the average professional article going for around $25.

Writing For HubPages.

As you already may know, there are literally hundreds if not thousands off writers on HubPages, whom are all striving to make as much money as they can by writing content on a regular basis. Whilst many users of HubPages seem to give up before they truly reach the success levels that they desire, it is important to remember that not only do HubPages members get to write about whatever they want (within reason) they also have the freedom to write whenever they want. All of this is also without the tedious process of having to find clients and companies that are willing to pay you a decent sum for your content.

The only true downside to writing for HubPages is the uncertainty of being able to make a good amount of revenue on the articles, and the fact that you have to do a fair bit of research on what people are searching for online. Even then, you need to write a lot of content around the topic to be able to rank well with it, and for many, it may take up to a year for them to make a measly $5 with one of their articles. Although, there are of course many articles that do very well on HubPages, and continuously make the user income as they are kept online. In the case of writing articles for clients, you make your money once, and then the content seizes to be yours any more.

Although, one particularly good aspect regarding writing for HubPages, is the fact that not only can you make money through their advertisement system, but you can make a substantial amount through their Amazon affiliate scheme and their Ebay scheme too. These schemes make it possible for you as a writer to advertise many different products within your articles to make a small commission per sale. This is where the real money is to be made with HubPages, as realistically just writing for the advertisement system, will not prove to be an effective way on making money. (Not a reliable or substantial amount anyway.)

Writing for Clients.

The other main way that people make money through article writing, is through writing for clients who are willing to pay a fixed upfront price. This price is usually dictated by the amount of words used, quality and the uniqueness of the article. This type of writing also requires that you are able to write a large amount of content within a small time frame, as not only is the pay per article at a standard level minute, but to make it worthwhile you will have to take on several projects at once.

Needless to say, you will need a lot of time to be able to get all of these articles done within the designated deadline, but for the most part this method of making money writing articles can be very profitable when you reach a high level. Also, there is no reason for you to actually write any of the articles yourself. There are many online freelancing websites that can outsource almost any job you need doing, and this of course includes article writing. All you really need to do to make money here, is to find high paying clients who need a large amount of content, and then hire a lot of writers to do this content at a cheaper rate.

For example, you could quite easily find a client who is willing to pay $25 per 500 word article, and then hire a freelance writer to do the same content at just $5 or $10. Of course, by doing this you are only receiving a margin of the total amount for the article, but remember, you are literally doing no work. All you are doing to hiring other people to do the work for you, which barely takes any effort what-so-ever.

Which one will you choose?

You are now faced with a question that will define both how much money you will make through article writing, how much work you are going to have to go through to make a decent amount through article writing, and whether you prefer having the freedom of writing whenever you want, or prefer to be under a deadline. Of course this is all going to come down to your own personal preferences, as well as whatever else you may consider to be significant in your choice of direction. However, as a personal recommendation, I would say that the best writers will always experiment with both before making their final decision.

Four years back, I wrote for a website called "Triond". Triond was a good article writing website at the time, which not only paid you a good amount per 1000 views you received, but it also had a great community of writers that were wiling to talk and help whenever possible. However this all died rather recently, and had it not, I possibly would have never found HubPages, or the potential to make money through writing for clients. But in my time of writing on Triond, I have learnt a significant amount about writing online, and in just four years I have managed to write a total of 600-700 articles. All of these are completely unique, and a progressive development to my article writing career.

I believe that once you have spent a considerable amount of time doing one thing, you begin to make some finalised decisions as to how you want your career to pan out. For me, I found the idea of having my own team of writers and clients to be far more practical in regards to making money, but there is no doubt that I still love the aspect of writing on HubPages as a simple hobby. A hobby that happens to make me a bit of money on the side.

I hope that you will now have a clearer idea of where you want to go with your article writing career. Remember that whilst article writing for clients is profitable, if it stops being fun you should more than likely stop doing it. There are much greater things in life to strive for, and if you do not enjoy them, then they are most certainly not worth doing.


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