Happy Realities About HubPages and Making Money: What the FAQs Don't Tell You.
© 2012 by Aurelio Locsin.
I joined HubPages in July 2008, but left my three hubs made zilch. I return in May 2011, with the hope of making money after having learned a few online writing techniques. Since that time I’ve discovered some happy realities about the site that have prompted me to stick around. Note that if making money on HubPages isn’t one of your goals, you can ignore this information, since it won’t apply to you.
Anything you write will find an audience.
It doesn’t matter if you like to write recipes, poetry, short stories, how-to articles, product lists or other essays. The Internet boasts a worldwide audience of billions, with different users looking for different things. As long as you tell the right audience how to find your writing by publicizing it through social media, blogs or email, you’ll get readers. They can then increase your page impressions and income.
You’ll discover great writing to emulate.
You can easily find examples of excellent writing on any topic that uses the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques needed to generate higher income. If you’re curious about how the author weaves her magic, you can easily contact her for information. She will be more-than-likely give you more information than you can handle.
Followers are fun.
Followers are hubbers who want automatic notification of your hub postings. You can also follow others whose work you admire. You can rate each other’s efforts and leave comments. The reciprocation increases your page impressions and income. Many will continue to dutifully read and comment your every writing, even if you don’t return the favor. They’ll offer advice, encouragement or just lend an ear, if you want to get something off your chest.
It doesn’t matter how tentative you are with your writing, or whether you think it doesn’t measure up. Hubbers generally bend over backwards to offer encouragement and support. Whatever criticisms they have will be offered as gently as possible, or in private messages. If you follow their advice, your efforts will improve.
Whatever you need, you’ll find a hub to supply it.
Do you need to know how to improve your writing? Implement SEO techniques? Earn more cash? Or bake a good pie? You can often find the answer by simply searching for a related hub. If you’re still not finding a solution, you can post your request in one of the built-in member forums, where a flood of replies can address your concerns.
You can easily start affiliate marketing with no upfront investment.
HubPages allows you to incorporate Amazon sales and eBay auctions with the click of a mouse. You have no upfront investment, do not have to worry about processing and shipping orders, and can choose and change inventory at whim. Any products that you sell through your hubs grant you a commission. If you sell more items, your commission percentage goes up.
You will make some money.
The built-in HubPages community as well as the site’s previous reputation ensures that your hubs rank higher on Google than if you’d published them alone in a new blog. This means more readers, higher page impressions and better income. The better news is the longer you stay on the site and the more articles you write, the more money comes in.
But WAIT, there’s more!
Feeling like you’re on a cloud? Seeing dollar signs in front of your eyes? Think this is too optimistic? Come back down to earth by reading Evil Truths About HubPages and Making Money: What the FAQs Don’t Tell You. It shows you the other side of this Pollyanna view. In the meantime, put your thoughts and critiques in the Comment field below.
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