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How To Research Information On-line To Write A High Quality Hub

Updated on August 29, 2012
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You may have landed here because you wanted to know how you can do on-line research and produce quality hubs. Producing a Quality hub is definitely the major goal of those who wish to write and earn money on Hubpages. Authors have come up with different ways of driving traffic to hubpages which which is good. However, a single idea that has stood test of time and rates above others is "High quality hubs drive more more traffic to hubpages' and that is when your earnings jump.

So how do you produce quality hubs?

I will concisely and practically answer that question in this hub.

The best information I can give you when it comes to writing online for income is this. Please write high quality, relevant hubs and promote your hubs at the right place. That is about all. Now to do that, honors is on you to start with proper research. online or offline, the skills are just the same.

Quality plus quantity equals income here in hub pages or elsewhere.

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I said to make this hub concise and practical didn't I? That's exactly what I'm going to do. I have done on-line and off-line research for more than four years as an environmentalist and written several academic papers for publication. In all my four (plus) years in environmental research and documentation, one single procedure has stood out amongst the rest.

***Note Taking***

Importance of Note Taking

Let me quickly run through with you the importance of note taking when it comes to doing research on and off-line to produce very high quality hubs that can earn you a decent monthly income.

Note taking is important for three most important reasons

1. You capture main points to be used in your discussions or in our case, your hubs.

Now this is what happens if you dont take notes from the sites you visit. Believe me you will be tempted to cut and paste the articles, fair enough. But how do you feel when your well written hub is moderated? You get cranky don't you? To avoid this, you only take notes from the sites you visit. Let the information sink in and then write the whole thing in your own words.

2. It helps you remember things in the wrong run. It improves your memory and thus boasts your mental capacity. The more you do it, the more sharp your mind becomes.

3. it helps you synthesis the information, structure it and then present in a appreciable and logical order.

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Logically structuring the article | Source

Remember, you not only take notes on the sites you visit but you also reference the sites you visit. Hubpages normally required hubbers for the URLs of the photos and other copyrighted materials used. So its important to take this down as your notes to.

What you need for Note Taking

So you are on-line now with millions of search results glaring at you. You need the following basic materials to ensure your research is enjoyable.

a. A notebook

b. Pencil

C. Eraser

d. Some extra A4 papers to write on

e. Your Compact Diskette or pen drive to

You are set to roll. But wait! One more thing. If you want to do quality research on-line, I suggest you find a place with less noise so you can give you full concentration.

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Thinking and analysing | Source

Note Taking Procedures

Here's how I do my note taking. Theres no definite way of doing it but you can take mine as your guide.

1. Choose a strong storage method (Notebook, exercise book or writing pad). Jot down the site URL, author of the article and the main ideas presented. Look for key words and phrases that can assist you locate the main points of the article presented.

2. Leave wide margins and plenty of space for your additional notes

3. Keep your notes brief and specific. Dont write every thing (cut & paste)

4. Write your notes in your own words. Use abbreviations if your are good at it.

5. Keep your notes neat so that you can understand it later if you come back to use the same notes

6. Structure your note using headings, subhedings, indentation to show subtopics and subdivisions

7. Arrange the idea in chronological order

8. Number the points, underline, use block capitals to stress importance

This sounds more like taking notes for an academic research but I have used this in my hubs so I assure you It will do wonders to the quality of your hubs.


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    • Ian Dabasori Hetr profile image

      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Never forget to use SEO techniques when you put together your hubs if you wish to make money here.

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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Never forget to use SEO techniques when you put together your hubs if you wish to make money here.

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      Ian D Hetri 6 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Genesis. I personally thank you for finding my hub useful Thanks for saying its excellent. Gives me more motivation to write more. I will definitely cross over and read your hubs. Thanks again for always dropping by and commenting on my hubs. You are more than a writer. You are a great friend.

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      Genesis 6 years ago from Canada

      These are all excellent tips, and very useful. I believe it really improves the quality of writing when there are notes to refer to.

      Thank you for sharing this advice!

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      Ian D Hetri 6 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      webguyca. I am glad you found this hub useful. Hope many do so. Because we aren't not all internet gurus. We do all we can to teach each other and enjoy our stay with HP. thanks for the tweet bit.

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      webguyca 6 years ago from Toronto Ontario Canada

      I also found this very useful and well help me out a lot.

      Thank You

      I gave this a tweet

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      Ian D Hetri 6 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      You are welcome Nancy. I am glad you found my hub useful. This is the procedure I use for note taking. As I was writing this hub I was also putting together some notes for my thesis of masters of philosophy i agriculture. Again this is straight forward. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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      Nancy Owens 6 years ago from USA

      I found this Hub very useful. As a full time college student and a new Hubber, I plan to use your advice regularly. Thanks for sharing this.