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Updated on May 27, 2014

Writing On-line System

Do you have a writing system you employ in your on-line efforts? Maybe it goes further than on-line, there is a world outside the Internet I've heard. Well, even if you don't know you have a system you likely do if you are writing anywhere or anything at all. So, refining this system to maximize your efforts through organization will accelerate your success.

The system that I have constructed has changed over the 6 months I've been making this writing on-line effort. It has improved and I have noticed some positive results from the system I'm now working. There is no scam involved here, just a systematic approach to garnering the best results from our efforts.

When refining this system if you are a blogger and work at revenue sharing sites like Hubpages, then you will likely come to this question. What platform do we make our center for our writing on-line efforts? I had to explore this thought some to come to a conclusion, so maybe you would like to join.


The Merits of Both

Hubpages and sites like it (Wizzley, Seekyt, Writedge) are quality places to write and they get their own traffic from being ranked high in the search engines. Hubpages especially is one of the premier destinations for article writing revenue sharing sites. I have embraced HP and made a good effort here with 18 hubs so far.

With HP we can make money per view, and through affiliate marketing with Amazon and Ebay. This means there is a solid amount you will make with every view here. With a blog monetized with Adsense, this isn't as sure. You just don't know how much you'll make when relying on Adsense alone. Basically though we can assume that there will be an average amount made every thousand views either way.

Blogging provides more freedom and control over our writings. It is a platform that we can design and create to our liking. It is also a place where people can connect with us on many different platforms across the Internet. This makes blogging appealing to many people who like to be creative and see their creation take root and grow.

Yet, blogs are harder to get traffic to, especially at first they hardly get any traffic at all. A blogger really has to work hard promoting and learning methods to get traffic back to their blog and eventually give it authority in the search engines to get organic search engine traffic. This can be the stumbling block for many people trying to blog. The learning process does take effort and time and has little to do with writing itself.

A place like Hubpages allows writers to not worry about the creation of the site and learning the ropes around managing a blog. Although, in the long run, learning how to create and manage a blog may result in more traffic and money than HP can bring. So, the potential for blogging is likely greater than HP is in terms of growth.

Both platforms have their merits and both should be included in our writing efforts, but as for me I lean towards making my blogs the center of my writing on-line system.


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Why I Choose My Blogs As My Center

In the end, after a careful analysis, I had to conclude that my blogs is where I want to make my on-line writing center. The benefits of having more freedom and control over my writings, and the potential to make more money in the long run helped me make this choice.

Of course I'm going to still write on HP and Wizzley for as long as I can, and I will try to provide quality unique articles in the process. These revenue sharing sites are quality platforms that benefit my writing efforts in many ways. Also, they are just enjoyable to use and interact with. They also provide good back-links and a separate extra income to add to what I make with my blogs.

Although my two blogs as of now don't get a ton of traffic, I do have hopes that they will continue to grow and I will continue to learn new methods to apply, making them better. As of now the system I'm using is working to gain a good amount of traffic, and the prospects seem to only be improving as my platforms grow. It's an holistic effort that takes a leap of faith to rely on, but when it comes down to it, blogging is where my heart is.

This may not be the right choice for you, as we all have different systems we are using to make our writing efforts have the impact and growth we desire. I just though I would share these thoughts with you, and hopefully this may have helped you refine your on-line writing system.

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    • Lowdown0 profile image

      Robbie Newport 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      That's what it comes down to is loving what your doing, and eventually finding away to make it work better and better, we'll see.

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      Jean Bakula 3 years ago from New Jersey

      I will, since I do it because I love it.

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      Robbie Newport 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Interesting, sorry it's went this way for you. I think it is discouraging at times for sure. I know the difference between visitors and views though are much different. My blogger dashboard will say I have 100 visitors when Adsense computes about 30, so many views, few visitors. When we start getting a 1,000 visitors and 2,000 views a day, this has a better potential. The numbers needed are staggering, but there are many people on-line, the potential is there. Keep trying.

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      Jean Bakula 3 years ago from New Jersey

      I worked my fingers to the bone, and even though I still get at least 200 visitors a day to my blog, never made a penny. I still write on it because I do astrology and tarot readings, but that's the only reason. Of course, on HP our work is continually stolen, and online writing in general is getting harder. You don't make money anymore.

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      Robbie Newport 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Thanks Michael, so be it, let us begin to write and see where it goes. It's a great time trying, and the potential is there. Hubpages is a great site, maybe I like my blogs better, but still this is a quality place where there are some quality people too, for sure.

      Thanks for the comment, blessings.

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      Michael-Milec 3 years ago

      Hi lowdown0.

      Useful and interesting.

      Your energetic attempt to succeed in writing is my struggle too; your mastery will become my mastery. Here on HP we are a family, many has told me so though my presence is at "warm up" stage.

      Have a blessed day.