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How do you market your HubPages hubs?

Updated on September 16, 2013

 This hub answers the question asked by Hubber ChristopherMorgan.

Using Facebook to market HubPages

This is an excellent question and I think we can all learn from each other. I would be happy to hear others' suggestions in the comment section.

Your profile and hubs on HubPages can be marketed in various ways.

1. For example, it is now well known that there are over 500 million users on Facebook! It is an internationally popular networking site and it is quite phenomenal to grasp the concept that such a large percentage of the world population are Facebook users. Remember, we must subtract the babies and children who are too young to read and write and use Facebook, the elderly most of whom are not interested in the network, the illiterate and computer illiterate and more. The large majority of the remaining people who are actually capable of using Facebook do use it.....

but I do not. This might be terrible marketing technique, I know. I used to be a member and might rejoin at a later time but I doubt it. I prefer the one on one in person interaction with friends wherever possible and I like to chat on the phone a lot. It did not fit my lifestyle to maintain a Facebook page with so much of an impersonal way to socially interact while having so much personal information and photos on the page. Therefore, I quit Facebook and stayed in touch with my true friends. That said, I still love the concept of social networking, obviously since I am on HubPages. Yet, on HubPages I prefer this anonymity of being able to use a pen name and my teddy bear avatar. I also love that I am getting paid for all my effort with posting digital photos and maintaining my profile and hubs. I love to write and HubPages is a better fit for me. Personally, because I want to meet writing goals and increased revenue here, I do not have extra time to hang out a lot on Facebook. That said, everyone makes a personal choice. If you are a Facebook member and are enjoying the experience of it, then I would most definitely recommend that you market your hubs there. HubPages has a terrific tool where as soon as you publish a hub, you can Facebook it. You can alert all your friends on Facebook that you have written a new hub. When I was on Facebook, I had hundreds of "friends". You will find that there, you can reconnect with practically everyone you have ever known - in elementary school, high school, college, grad school, various jobs and volunteer situations, etc. Imagine being able to alert everyone you know and have ever known that you have written a new hub! I say take advantage of this tool and use it if it suits you. Keep in mind that you will use your real name on Facebook and you'll be attached to your alias/ pen name on HubPages. Some individuals will find great freedom in this. Others might be shy or like me will continue to enjoy writing anonymously for the time being. They might find even greater freedom in this. Many writers on HubPages are very politically or religiously outspoken or just plain outspoken in other ways. They perhaps would not want their past, present and future workplace contacts to even read their writing. Their writing on HubPages is their personal hobby with an emphasis on personal because they sometimes consider this venue to be a safe place to vent. Do keep in mind that a prospective or current employer might google you and/or look at your Facebook page and its associated links. No one is immune to or exempt from this measure and many individuals have found themselves in hot water because of it. Most newsworthy have been teachers it seems.

Myspace , Twitter ( Do you tweet ? ) and increasing HubPages followers

There are things to consider here but in general it is a wise business strategy to join Facebook whenever someone is looking for recognition, customers and/or revenue.

In fact, I just heard today that Time Warner will begin providing movies to watch right on Facebook because it makes good business sense to reach such a huge audience.

Consider your potential to earn revenue on HubPages and the fact that you do need 'customers' or readers.

2. MySpace and Twitter are other social networking sites that you can use. Twitter is becoming more and more popular daily.

3. You can keep your same HubPages pen name and start a blog on Blogger if you would like to. That is something that I did do at moviesfashionmusic.com. I have had over 2700 visitors at that site and hopefully some of them were led to my linked hubs on HubPages as well. I continue to use my pen name and I am very happy with the choice.

4. Additionally, I loyally support other writers on HubPages. I do not hesitate to follow them and read their work. I certainly try to follow those who follow me and I frequently reach out and follow others before they follow me. Kind reciprocation when others support you is important. You can market your hubs as you build followers who will be alerted each time you write something new and you can also join forum discussions to become a more well known and recognized hubber.

5. Pinterest

A fun virtual pinning board where you can 'pin' (imagine with a thumbtack on a bulletin board) various things that you like from inspirational quotes to beautiful photos. In moderation, you can even pin some of your own work from HubPages that you are most proud of and want to share with others. Remember moderation because too much self promotion is considered spam.

6. LinkedIn

This is a professional networking site. Don't think hobbies here. Think as much professionalism as possible. Nevertheless, if writing is what you do professionally or what you aspire to do, then you might consider sharing a link to your HubPages profile on LinkedIn.

  • If you have taken your writing at HubPages seriously and written great articles, this might be good for you.
  • If you are seeking freelance writing work and want to transparently allow others to see samples of your writing, I say why not?
  • But what do you think?
  • Everyone will have to weigh their options with the pros and cons of that and then make a personal choice.

7. For lucky number 7, consider lots of offline marketing including word of mouth to lots of friends and family, writing the name of your HubPages profile on pieces of paper for them or giving them little business cards. You can also send all the friends in your cell phone contact list a quick and easy text message that is not bothersome to them or you. It can be something to the effect of:

"Hi you guys. Hope all is well. I want to share with you that I have been writing online articles for some time now. I write on lots of different topics including delicious recipes. Please check it out! Find me here: journey.hubpages.com. Thanks."



I hope these ideas on how to market your HubPages have helped you. Fellow Hubbers, cheers and good luck with your writing on HubPages!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 4 years ago from USA

      Hi agaglia, GiftedGrandma, and John MacNab, thanks for your comments. An update I can share is that after a five year absence, I did decide to re-join Facebook recently but I haven't been marketing there yet. I suppose I will soon. On Pinterest, I have pinned a couple of my hubs such as the one about spinach smoothies. Pinning our own work has to be done in great moderation.

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      John MacNab 5 years ago from the banks of the St. Lawrence

      An excellent and informative hub, journey*. Thank you for posting it.

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      GiftedGrandma 5 years ago from USA

      Very interesting. I've a personal page and 2 pages.

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      agaglia 5 years ago

      Interesting Hub. I do know about and use Facebook when I publish a new Hub.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 5 years ago from USA

      Hi Jace,

      Thanks so much for commenting. Those are very good ideas and I will definitely consider writing some more about this topic and adding links.

      Thanks again.

      Best,

      Journey *

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      Jace 5 years ago

      I like your hub but have you thought about adding more detail to your hub or even linking each number to it's own hub where you explain "how to" market a hub through each of these sources?

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 6 years ago from USA

      obamaskills and Hello, hello, thank you very much!

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for such good and honest advice.

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      obamaskills 6 years ago from India

      Great Hub!

      As I am very new here,I have found some good ideas from your informative Hub.Thanks and keep on writing nice hubs.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 6 years ago from USA

      crystolite, Seeker7, and ddkrharris,

      You're welcome. I love to share and I am learning a lot from others too. Everyone at HubPages is so generous with information. We can learn many things here. Thanks so much for posting comments. I appreciate it!

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      ddkrharris 6 years ago from Cincinnati, Ohio

      Thank you much!

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Really interesting hub and great information. Many thanks for sharing.

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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Good article that i really learn t a lot from,thanks for sharing.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 6 years ago from USA

      Nancy's Niche, Cogerson, Delany Knows, vocalcoach and GiftedGrandma, I'm so happy for all the comments you've posted and ratings up. Thanks a lot. I'm glad you like this hub.

      Best,

      - Journey *

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      GiftedGrandma 6 years ago from USA

      Thank you for the excellent information and sharing.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      This is excellent information for marketing hubpage articles. Thanks and rated up!

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      Delaney Knows 6 years ago from Midwest

      Thank you so much for thisinformation. I also enjoy using a pen name and want to keep this separate from my personal social life for now (which does not include Facebook.) And I am looking for ways to backlink but want to keep it on a more professional level. Voted up :)

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      Cogerson 6 years ago from Virginia

      Awesome advice...and your support of other hub writers is greatly appreciated. voted up

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      Nancy's Niche 6 years ago

      Great hub with great advice; thanks for sharing... :o)

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 6 years ago from USA

      Hi Eiddwen, Peter Owen and Granny's House. Thanks so much you guys!

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      Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Great hub. I have bookmarked and voted up

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      Peter Owen 6 years ago from West Hempstead, NY

      very good hub

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Hi journey,

      A great hub to bookmark !! Thanks for sharing.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks so much toknowinfo.

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      toknowinfo 6 years ago

      Very well done hub. Thanks for the great tips. I am always learning and appreciate you sharing your knowledge. Rated up and useful.