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How To Write Content Online

Updated on February 10, 2013
Copyright IndiaDee 2011
Copyright IndiaDee 2011

Monetizing Hubs in the Begnning

First, I love HubPages.

I can, and do write for hours at a time for the sheer joy of writing. However I found myself struggling with aspects other than the writing when I first began writing on the HubPages site. Things like HubPages Earning Program, AdSense, Google, eBay and other means to monetize my account were very intimidating. Maybe I just wasn't getting it? How the heck does a Hubber gain all of the information and angles needed to get paid? I personally was more apt to spend my time finger dancing across my keyboard then I was searching for information regarding the 'how to' of making a buck writing online.

Making Money Online
Making Money Online | Source

Am I lazy or just an artist?

I asked myself , "Am I lazy or just an artist?" Or are these synonyms for each other? Looking at things like I did, my brain wanted to go to one page that had a checklist of options to check or not to check. I was willing to fill in information windows and the likes, but it really was way to intimidating when I had to go from page to page, linking to this and to that, enter the URL information and all of the things I had no understanding for. It just seemed that if someone had very limited computer skills and needed to write, but also wanted to make a few shekels while doing so, that a check list would be available? I simply wanted to fill in 'yes' or 'no' and when done, KAZAM!! I would have monetize my account and all would have been good in online writing land.

What I found was this; it takes a little more then good writing to make a few dollars writing online articles.

Why Good Original Content is King

If your true goal is to make a few bucks by writing on HubPages or anywhere online, your first step is to remember: Good Original Content is King! Do your research, read everything you can, and write only from your own mind.

Researching For Content

10 Things To Consider When Researching An Online Article

1. You have to know what you're writing about, research it before writing it!

2. Write it in good form

3. Check spelling, facts, and grammar

You have the power to write good content online!
You have the power to write good content online! | Source

Read Everything

Reading Everything Will Make You a Better Writer

4. Read articles by top hubbers to learn successful topics, word count, keywords, and flow.

5. To be a good writer you have to read what has been written.

6. By reading online works, you will learn the best way to get your facts into play, and whichpresentation styles work best.

Because Original Content is King;

7. Write only what is yours.

8. Original content, original content, original content.

9. Write the things you don't see others writing about, you must find your niche within the world of online articles.

10. Write honestly.

How To Earn Money While Writing Online Articles

Here is the thing, I work hard.

I keep my Hub Karma at a helpful score and my Hub score high enough to feel good about my day. So....correct me if I am wrong, but it is Hub Karma, right? So where is my good karma for my hub Karma? Know this: No one is going to find any Hub money laying around on a bad HubPages article no matter how high your HubKarma may be. And forget entering the contests here on HubPages, they won't render a single accolade, or an honorary mention if the article doesn't have the right stuff. Making money with online writing is a task designed to work only when you have the right formula and know-how. Using the right keywords, SEO, and above all good quality content, is just the tip of the online article writing iceberg.

The HubPages Success Formula Emerges!

The HubPages Golden Standard: Elements of a Stellar Hub

In January of 2012, the HubPages team released information regarding a true formula for making the most successful online articles. It is clear and direct on just how to create something that will most likely serve to increase your income. It is all but a checklist for online article success! I recommend reading it and absorbing the techniques and criteria for writing a stellar hub immediately!

About the Writing Ideas Video Below

I have no affiliation with the video maker. The video presented below speaks of several writing ideas. My recommendation for online writing is the writing community. In my opinion the HubPages site offers a great ad share program and TOS agreement, while maintaining a very supportive writing community. I find the top seated writers on the HubPages site to be at the top of the online writing quality content heap. The video was chosen because it does have some really good tips for those writers looking to improve their online writing skills. Try reading some of the hubs on writing, done by the high quality content writers here on HubPages before you try anything else!

Writing Help and Ideas Video

Online Writers

Get Down To Some Real Facts

The truth is that true writers are artistic. We have a kind of "in our heads" approach to the world. We exude intellect (in most cases) and share needed data with the masses. Online writers:

  • research so others don't have to
  • tell stories so readers can imagine
  • they reach inside themselves to recall deep-felt experiences so others can also feel

It is in our make-up and is usually what the writer does best. Why not make a little money at it, or even loads? Online writers deserve the reward for creating good quality work.


Easiest way to monetize your Hub Pages?

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Spectacular Hubs

Some Hubs have made me laugh, tear-up, and a few have even made me angry. All this emotion brought out by reading good quality content within many of the articles online. I have been truly amazed by this HubPages writer's community. This is truly the top of the heap when it comes to talented people compared to some other factory style writing sites. Many of the great writers here on HubPages deserve to get paid for their words; because theirs are the articles that will pay-off in the long run—or more accurately, the long tail—for the HubPages site. They have more to offer the company as a whole and thus, should make money for their online writing.

Tips For The New Online Writer

For those who are new, or struggle to make a little jingle writing online, it is imperative that you reach out to these proven authors by reading the outstanding hubs that pertain to the subject of making money with HubPages Ads, AdSense, Amazon, and the likes. These are the articles that will help you the most. But they have to be read, bookmarked, and understood in order for you to improve your own placement within the online writing community. By reading really good content articles you will see how important "good original content" truly is—for the lack of a better term—"content" is in fact, king!

Write first because you can, then write because 'baby needs new shoes'— if you will.

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  • daxamite profile image

    James Livingood 

    5 years ago from Seattle, WA

    One thing I liked about this article is that it talks about how great hubbers read hubs. I like that sense of passion in the product.

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    Andrew Spacey 

    8 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

    Steady progress has to be maintained, content kept fresh and of high quality.

    Thanks for the info - as a newbie any good tips are always of lasting value.

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    India Arnold 

    8 years ago from Northern, California

    Dolores Monet~ I love this comment! You are so right and I appreciate that you shared your thoughts. Researching keywords and long tail topics really makes a huge difference! Thanks for making it by!



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    Dolores Monet 

    9 years ago from East Coast, United States

    Knowing is not enough. You have to stick to what you learn in order to make money. My problem is that I get all off on some subject and even if I write the hub well, research, and all, I keep forgetting that you have to write stuff that people will want to read and click those ads! It's not all about entertaining myself. Or is it?

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    India Arnold 

    10 years ago from Northern, California

    Shiela~ I really appreciate your input. Knowing that it takes a little time and ambition to make a real 'go' at this internet writing eases my frustration. Thank you for your important advice on a possible direction to run in!

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    Sheila Wilson 

    10 years ago from Pennsylvania

    Well, K9, I can empathize with your frustration. You've read and commented on many of my hubs and I surely appreciate it. You might have noticed that I won $50 on HubPages from a Hubalicious daily drawing. I've been here for awhile, have over 50 hubs, and have made a grand total of, well, $50. LOL Yes, I made a little more than that which is sitting in my Google Adsense account until I hit their $100 minimum pay out again. (The last time I got paid by Google was before I was a hubber.) I use SEO to the best of my ability and I am in the top 5 Google results for some of my targeted keywords. However, I have started doing more with affiliate marketing in addition to Google AdSense. I am hoping to increase the income from my websites. I own several WordPress websites, and a couple talk about the very things you mention in your hub. I just wanted you to know it is a common frustration and it takes time to generate true income from freelance writing on the Internet.

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    India Arnold 

    10 years ago from Northern, California

    wviera~ You rock! This is so encouraging for me and I'm betting, many other new hubbers as well! SEO is the way as I am finding out. I really appreciate your comments as it brings hope to my attemps here on hub pages!

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    10 years ago from Collinsville

    Funny as this might sound but that last time a made a statement on here I stated that I only made .04 cents from AdSense in the whole 7 months that I have been on hub pages. However I starting writing more aggressively this months not for the money but becouse I enjoy it.

    I have learned alto from other hubbers on monetizing my hubs such as SEO, and using the right and strong keywords that match up with the content.I have took what I have been learning her from hubbers and I am seeing dramatic changes For example my first hub I had written 7 moths ago only had 36 hit for the whole 7 moths. after I did some SEO work and backlinking I have more then doubled that in 7 days. and made over $3.00 from AdSense. so yea you can change your success with hub pages even if the hub is nearly a year old.SEO people Learn it, Apply it, and cash on it.

    Hope this will uplift you all and put a little hope in your writings.

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    India Arnold 

    10 years ago from Northern, California

    Billy~ I am starting to understand my computer limitaions as I attempt to backlink...maybe you can include something on this should you decide to write on the topic? Finding the writers who truly 'get' the idea around hubpages has been a joy. Nellieanne, MPG, SG, & of course Cosette have all given superior input and advise thick with wisdom. All of which I cherish.

    I intend on adding you to that list what with the great hub you offered most recently 'Touching from a distance, Ian Curtis...' His lyrics are truly a trip to the 70's.

    Thank you for stopping by Billy, I enjoy all that you bring!

    ~Always choose love~

  • K9keystrokes profile imageAUTHOR

    India Arnold 

    10 years ago from Northern, California

    WVierra~So glad you found some inspiration to write within my rant! I have resolved as well that to write is to write and to make money is to make money... If at some point one increases the other, I will cheer! If not, I always have the solice of the keyboard! I will look for your new hub my friend!

    Thanks for stopping by I really appreciate it!

    ~Always choose love~

  • wvierra profile image


    10 years ago from Collinsville

    Well this has inspired me to write a hub on this topic, not that I am making any money here even thou I have made a total of 4 sense with AdSense from hub pages, but other places I am starting to make money and I have only been with them for nearly 2 months now. I also notice this community doesn't comment as much as some other places I write at and this and in my case almost never get a comment.

    However I do hope that at some point and time there will be a slow increase in profits from the hubs I write however I stopped using it at a goal to accomplish and instead focus more on the enjoyment of writing. If the money comes great if not oh well I'll just keep writing to satisfy my own enjoyment that comes with it.

    don't get me wrong I still monetize my hubs with Amazon, AdSense, and affiliate links but I never to expect anything from it but their in place just in case a passerby sees something of interest and helps me out along the way.

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    10 years ago

    K9 you have great thoughts and ideas through your hubs. Nellieanna and Micky hit the nail on the head you - it is all about content and enjoying it. That is all I focus on. I joined up adsense and amazon and have sought to make keywords in there and have joined a few backlink sites and created a blog. I found I get pretty wrapped up in my hubs and have developed a few online friends like Nellieanna and Micky amongst others. We tend to read and rate each others work and learn from that. Then guess what I checked my account. My traffic is way up and I am getting hits from all over - sites I had never heard of linked back to me. Checked adsense and Amazon - wow I thought getting a few bucks there to.

    This was with minimal effort outside my writing. This is important if I wanted this to take over and be my job then there is much social networking, marketing and all that but I don't do this to be a job. I think if you did it would be pretty low paying and easy to break the spirit. However all of a sudden there is a bit of income - so a balance on the circumstances is certainly possible. I guess I should write a hub on it. Whatever you choose you can achieve it that is the point. :)

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    India Arnold 

    10 years ago from Northern, California

    MPG~You are my new best friend! Thank you for reading the hub and for commenting. It helps that you veterans understand the frustration and find it within you to encourage us newwbees. It means the world. I look forward to more coffee with you all!

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    Maria Giunta 

    10 years ago from Sydney, Australia

    K9, firstly welcome to Hubpages. You are so right in saying that we all love to write, especially in this lovely community called Hubpages, but some money would be nice. I write here as a hobby so if I do receive some money then its a bonus.

    I really relate to your frustrations with how we have to monetize our sites, I felt exactly the same when I first started. Be patient, it will happen. In the meantime let's keep enjoying our coffees together.

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    India Arnold 

    10 years ago from Northern, California

    SG~ I have and do read RebbeccaE and you're right about the timing. I am glad it is not just me who has fought the demond dollar in question as to its where-abouts! I do need to beging using the social networks and such. When I really think about it, Hub Pages provides such a cool little society to run and play with. Information highway, art gallery and a place to simply hang around and chat over coffee. I suppose this is where the true value is when it all comes down to it.

    Thank you and Nellieanne for such wonderful comments and I look forward to more from both! Always a pleasure girls!

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    India Arnold 

    10 years ago from Northern, California

    Nellieanna~ I absolutely understand your meaning. The concept of selling out or seeing 'bobbles' hocked next to works from deep within does certainly bring with it the awakening you mention. Buying in to the commercial aspect can become more important than the actual work if we allow it. Fortunely I have remained more intrigued by the writing than the money.

    I think ths is the important thing, staying focused on the work, pen to paper (cyberly speaking) pouring out what is within. Creating the things that keep us breathing and keep us fed emotionally. With patience I am sure the rest will show itself in good time. After all, it is all about the words!

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    Nellieanna Hay 

    10 years ago from TEXAS

    Well I havn't yet caught the CQS (commercial quest syndrome) about writing or about any of the other somewhat creative things I do. I'm still marveling that there's actuall an online place to write to my heart's content (and to my brain's extent of content) without causing someone who can't string a sentence together to conclude I'm "showing off" - as is a rule in many random-membership groups online. But I can see your point, K9. It is supposed to offer the writeris a chance to make $$ in the process. I haven't really investigated that but my impression seems to be it is not by writing and/or being published but by allowing ads on one's site which may pay $$ based on the traffic generated by the writing. I suppose that's a kind of payoff, but if I have reservations about "selling my soul" in selling what I've done for money, it's even more dubious an honor to get paid for having visitors to my soul who end up perhaps buying Cheerios or ankle bracelets advertised on the right-hand side next to my writ. I dunno. Am I way off-base, do you think? I'm serious. Tell me how that grabs you.

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    10 years ago

    Hey k9! i SEE you've been on here for 4weeks! Just one week shy of me I think! And I haven't made a dime either! Rebecca E, I believe keeps saying it takes 4-8 months to make $$ and then you have to keep at it. She also says you have to do the social networks like (a good one :) and write ezines.....

    Same feeling here, but be patient and have faith--I think were both gonna do really well hahah! seriously :)


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