Making Money on HubPages
How did I come to HubPages?
To be honest I don't remember how I came to HubPages! I started fulltime on the web, trying to earn an income, in September 07 and within a month I found HubPages. At the same time I revamped my existing blog, started a new blog and also later on added a blog to an existing website!
I find now that I struggle to keep my own blogs going - mainly because I keep on coming back to hubpages.
So what is the appeal of HubPages?
Getting Paid to Write
The thing that really got me hooked with hubpages is the Flagship Hub program. Yes you have to sign a contract and give up your copyright, but in return you get promptly paid (US$25) but possibly more importantly you know that the topics chosen probably aren't random! To date my 6 flagship hubs are also my hubs with the most visitors and the hubs with the most search engine traffic. And slowly my earnings from Adsense and EBay are starting to increase (well let's face it zero is a figure hard to get below! )
Good Ranking with Google and Other Search Engines
I am finding that some of my hubs make it to the first or second page of Google and I am in generally getting a lot bigger percentage of my visitors from search engines on hubpages than any other site I have. I think its getting to the point now that there are so many bad/poor sites out there that a lot of sites just never seem to make it big it google at all. I notice that most of the hits on the first few pages are from sites such as about.com and hubpages. Even Squidoo doesn't seem to do as well.
Other Positives with HubPages
- It's a nice community - there are number of real world writers here and it doesn't seem so dominated by the make money with SEO brigade which I am getting a bit bored with. In fact there are even poets and fiction writers here!
- The tools are nice to use, though not perfect, but make it pretty easy to add pictures, videos and nice looking links and feeds to your blog. I find now that sites such as Helium which are all text a bit boring really
- The revenue sharing is transparent and you are paid directly by the 3rd party (Amazon, Adsense, CJ (for EBay)) which is nice and clean
- The comment feature is nice and allows a blogger type interaction - minus all the comment spam in the real world!
Where to from here:
Well if it wasn't for the principal of eggs and baskets I would probably give up my other sites and concentrate on this one - as it is I think I may close down one blog and try to re-use the content here.
I want to try and write more on the topics that are doing well and create some more related hubs around them.
Lis Sowerbutts has been traveling since age 7, and has so far,visited over 55 countries. She firmly believes that traveling is too good to be left to the young and you are never too late to start traveling A New Zealander, Lis currently lives in Perth, Australia.