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Use Google AdSense to Make Money Online With Your Websites
Internet, Google AdSense, Hubpages and Making Money
Most people ask: Can I make money on hubpages? The better question to ask is: Have you made money on hubpages with your fine hubs? Can you make money on hubpages-- if you have a great hub then yes, but what is a great hub? Should I write like a billion hubs to make money on hubpages? Or, I think that hubpages will not make me money but I will still think in terms of making money...
These are the most common questions when dealing with new hub writers, they all want to do well and to make money on hubpages, or make money fast but it is not. In fact time if a big factor in making your work successful. Remember this is a revenue sharing site, and you are working with an affiliate program-- or all three offered here.
Links, content, and time for your hubs are what makes them successful or not. If you make money in this business you can be pretty certain you are doing something right. This is your online business, and you have to mind your business to be making money.
Hubpages is a business and often people seem to expect that they are the exception to the rules that most people take for granted when making money online, or even in any business. This is not true anywhere, hard work and improving what you publish is vital to more success.
Making Money Online: It Isn't the Little Engine that could.
I want to make money... that should be easy right?:Yes it is easy to make money... but not if you don't pay the price. That price is time and energy and COMMITMENT. Yes there is a bit of luck in the beginning, and often now that I have a bit of success here on hubpages I look back to what I once did, and what i have to do now.
When I first began I looked around and decided that my price was sitting and writing the best hubs I could. I also decided that no matter what I would continue to write and publish my work. So what price did I pay? Time, a lot of it. If I wasn't writing I was learning about linking and marketing hubs.
I was reading how to monetize my hubs for Google. I was learning what my strengths and weaknesses were. This is important for the foundation I wanted to see. Yes, I did have a business plan and I still follow it. The point is I didn't just talk or think about building my traffic or improving my hubs, I did it.
Now I am pleased to say that my price that I pay to keep this thing going is still there but it doesn't involve as much reading and mistakes as it once did. My foundation is there
Making Money, Google And Doing IT your Way
So.. you've paid a price to make money with Google, but really if it works for you can i copy it?: In a way yes you can copy what I've done, in fact I have told you how I have made money with Google, but really it is personal matter of wanting to pay the price to see success. This is a business and some don't want to pay that price to make money.
Again it is a law of averages at work here, but I believe there is something more, a law of persistence and dedication to a craft that is often very unforgiving to those who simply are here to make money. Hubpages helps you grow your business, and helps you make money, but again there is no easy way to making money any faster than the other guy.
Here are, what I believe, to be the four things needed to make money with Google AdSense and other affiliate programs: Links to your hubs, and interactivity and commenting back, traffic and of course luck. Most of all quality content that people can relate to and find useful and enjoyable.
Fine, that seems easy, but why links? What does that do for me? Links are needed they are the lifeblood to traffic, and if you even know a bit about SEO, you know that links are important, in a hub, in social networking site and on your own blogs and websites. For a quick review this is what I like to do with my own hubs:
1) Write and leave it unpublished so I can look at it a bit more, making sure the message is good. Quality in the content is vital!
2) Publish the hub, then go to share it and begin to add links to the social networking sites there. It is important to do this as links are vital.
3) Next I add a link to a blog of mine or somewhere that works for it, such as a link on an ezine article I have written.
At this point I will have about 5 or 6 links to this particular hub. Of course I usually go one step more. (In fact I do three more things)
4) I try to write an e-zine article based upon the hub, adding a link to the e-zine article. REMINDER: never never "cut and paste" to an e-zine article use your hub for the basis of an article. Duplicate content is a bad thing, and not only that it becomes harder to prove copied content.
5) I make sure that if I am going to have a link on my email for a couple of days, so that people who I email a lot will get that link.
6) I go back to my older hubs and find one that works well with the new hub and ADD a link on that hub to the new one.
Now to do all of this, it normally takes me about 1 hour for each hub I am fixing up, but these are vital. These will get you traffic to your hub. This does not mean money... as yet.
I Plan to Make Money Online In....
So I did the links, and I am getting comments what should I do?: Comment back to the comments, now the impression is everything. When you comment back you are telling the person you actually care about what they have written. In fact as they say the commenter is always right.
I often get a few comments saying how bad my hubs are, the big thing here is that these people have their views, and they are welcome to have them. I can see if they have validity ( which often in some way they do) and I also leave these comment ON that hub, unless of course it is listed as spam where there are links to various sites they might have.
Commenting may not make money but it gives the impression you care and are reading and responding back to people. Often if readers return you will find they also bring others, and that is where the money comes from.
Above all DO NOT ever unapproved a comment that tells you that they have answered a question that you asked them to answer, but have also made a comment on your hub to either say thanks. I've seen it before, and it makes people not want to interact with you. it also looks bad on your hub when you see say ten comments looking like a conversation or something but really it is you unapproved question or whatever.
So respond to comment, nicely politely and with humor and good grace it will get you more traffic in the end.
Interactivity Getting Paid and Bounce Rate
Interactivity is a key. Put polls or quizzes in your hubs, This is a way to have traffic do something other than read a hub. It's great to have people read, but what about doing something and discussing it (good for business and money!)?
I have put polls in my hubs since I find this leads to the most comments about what people have voted on and what they think about the votes. Often I notice that this will increase the "value" of time spent on a hub.
Time is a key the longer they are on a hub the more likely there is a chance that the reader will become a "customer" and buy something on your hub. Do not design your hub in such a way that makes people think you want money, but have it so that people know that there is something else for them.
Make the opening space long enough to gain the maximum exposure for Google AdSense. I would say about 200 words in three paragraphs gets me that big rectangular box of Google AdSense ads beside the top bit of writing.
The idea here is that if you want to make money with your published works, you need to think of the time peope spend on your websites. If you want to get paid by Google, you need to lower that bounce rate. The reader needs to do something, say read and comment on that fine hub of yours for your bounce rate to lower.
My Montly Money Goal is This:
One last word-- If you want to make money on hubpages using Google AdSense or other affiliate programs this takes time and fixing up. You need to pay the price, this means reading books and learning about affiliate programs and how they work and how they can make you money.
I still spend about 10 hours or so on each hub I publish trying to make it read-able to others, and I am still working with keywords and writing. I also am still following a business plan that success is a long term business. It is also about quality content and that will be the one which never will change.
Still if you have a plan and are willing to spend a lot of time investing in your business of writing on hubpages to make money, there is no reason you will not succeed. It takes a lot of time, and there are bumps along the way but keep up the good work in linking and other small steps and money will come.
It is important to make money online, and everyone needs to plan for this, but it is also importantto have a plan for how much you will make over time. It is a learning process when the more you learn from books and from others the sooner you will make money online.
To your success.