Simple Instructions to Make Hubs that Earn Money: Monetized Hubbing for Idiots
I'm not an expert
I’m new to making websites on the internet for money. I found HubPages to be a fountain of knowledge about how to go about making the kind of hubs that provide actual income. Unfortunately there is SO much information about SEO, monetization, website publishing, and all those other intimidating things I knew were supposed to be important that the fountain of information was more like a fire hose aimed at my face. The numerous hubs and other sites give a very thorough analysis of every aspect of publishing hubs that pay real $. These hubs are invaluable and their creators should be canonized; these sites are long, in depth, and use lots of scary lingo. It became hard to get an overall picture of what to do and when to do it (I panic easily). I decided to go through the most recommended hubs and forum topics and make a very dumbed down list of steps from start to finish for a single SEO-ified money making hub. I used small words and short sentences. I’m out of my comfort zone, I have low self esteem, and I have wicked ADHD but this simple set of steps is basic enough that I can follow it without freaking out.
If the professional online writers’ hubs about monetized website creation and optimization are classic literature this is their sparknote pamphlet.
Note: this hub is not in any way optimized for income and was not created using these instructions. If you want an example of a good earning hub look at someone else’s.
A: I want money.
B: get paid for clicks.
C: On average 1 click for every 100 unique (non-hubber) page views.
Therefore: more page views=more money.
Therefore: I want as many unique page views as possible.
Use this process to create Hubs with high traffic:
1. Find a topic you like writing about/researching that isn’t super competitive.
A. Topic should still be interesting to some. (Google unimpressed turtle)
2. Write article (see step four)
A. Write an article people will want to read about something that might make readers end up buying something.
B. Break up long text boxes with pictures or something. (Having keywords in picture file name is supposed to help).
C. Google doesn’t like bad grammar and spelling.
D. Use keywords in the article in such a manner that people don’t notice anything odd. (If this is hard keywords might suck).
i. One keyword phrase in the beginning of the first paragraph then more spread out through the rest of the article. (I heard 3-5% of the total article from someone…)
3. Post Article
A. Make the title and url the same and contain your juiciest keywords (picture names too).
4. Google adwords keywords tool.
keywords that are searched frequently enough but aren’t too competitive
(Yoshi suggests 300 to 5,000 searches a month as a floor and a ceiling).
i. The tool conveniently gives a graph to indicate how competitive a keyword is.
B. Use keyword phrases with 3+ words.
C. “Shotgun:” in addition to the crap-load of relevant competitive keywords and misspellings you choose from the adwords tool suggestions include some keyword phrases of your own that seem like they would also fit.
5. Create backlinks
A. Social Networking
i. Post link to article on every social networking site known to man.
ii. The most effective are said to be: ask.com, blinklist.com, delicious.com, digg.com, diigo.com, facebook.com, mister-wong.com, mixx.com, myspace.com, reddit.com, tumblr.com, twitter.com, shetoldme, Redgage (redgage pays you money as well)
B. Download blog warrior/get links posted on relevant blogs and websites run by others (internet street cred).
i. Use a throw away email address for blog warrior as it apparently gives spam herpes.
6. Make sure to have relevant outbound links from article.
7. Repeat steps 1-6
8. Wait (3 months-ish)
11. Spay and neuter your pets.
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- Improve Page Rank On Your Articles
My personal favorite helper hub
- Does Hubpages Pay? Making thousands online through hard easy work
This is a page by Sunforged (a pretty swell guy) I found it helpful though it is not the typical make-money-hubbing how-to hub.
- Mark Knowles on HubPages
Mark Knowles knows more than God, head his words.