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The Real Reason to Write on Hubpages
The Realty of Hubbing
In November 2010, I stumbled upon Hubpages through some research I was doing on Penny Auction Sites. The concept of writing articles and perhaps making a small amount of money kind of intrigued me. So, I wrote a total of 23 articles on various topics I knew and recent travels I made just to see whether earning a bit of income is possible. To really test it out, I left Hubpages alone for two and a half years to allow the test of time to make a judgement call. This Hub summarizes lessons learned through the gift of time. The Lessons learned are:
1. Don’t expect to get rich from writing Hubs. Write to share on what you are passionate about.
Hubpages is a nice way to earn a bit of money here and there. My greatest success has been with Google Adsense. To date, I have received a $100.00 check and are half way to building the other hundred. In short, one writes because they love to share their experiences with others. The small bit of revenue received is simply a thank you from the readers in return.
2. Good Articles crafted with love are read for years to come.
The articles I wrote that have stood the test of time were the travels I made in Hawaii. It seems people like the midst of scandals as well. My research on Penny Auctions gained some attention and assisted in providing "caveat empter" to some. Also, sharing my experiences on how to quickly market my articles were well received. All these articles still receive hits, increase followers and positive responses to this day. Having that impact is rewarding enough for me.
The learning here is that your first priority is to base your writing on the experiences you have and the memories you relish. Your passion will shine through and the results will be well-received and long lasting.
3. Good Articles build a reader base naturally over time.
I remember an old saying, "If you build it, they will come." Naturally, the building must have a solid foundation and good building materials. Hence, don't write because you need to build articles for cash. Write because your experiences were of value to you and hopefully will be of value to others.
4. Keep your articles crisp and to the point.
The articles where my responses were most positive and still produce hits are those that were to the point and didn't ramble on. Articles that ramble are now being deleted.
5. Time produces Ideas
What I have done is listed all the experiences and fond memories I have had during my leave from Hubpages. This will (hopefully) produce quality works that will benefit others for years.
I returned to hubbing after two and a half years because I hope to share my experiences with others and learn from them as well. To me, this is the reward I seek. The money from advertisements is second. As Bill Gates once said, "Follow your passions first and the money will just follow. Forcing money to follow never works."