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Updating my Writing Portfolio on Hubpages
In my ever growing quest to become an on-line writer and marketer, I have decided I have been a member of Hubpages long enough to start making some dramatic additions to my online writing portfolio. The advice I have received from helpful Hubpages community members who successful make a part time living from the Internet, has convinced me it is time to move forward.
Thus far my writing portfolio consists mainly of articles written here on Hubpages. I do have a couple of articles on ezine.com, but my adsense revenue could use a boost.
My interest lays in passive income with Google Adsense as my primary source. I have learned about the many different ways to add to my Adsense revenue, and beginning with year 2 of my Hub life, I plan to set in motion more clicking opportunities by taking advantage of the online writing marketplace.
You can track my progress with me by means of this article and those that follow. I will state where I am currently, how I made it this far, and my short term and long term goals.
As I reach and expand my goals I will share the details about my progress and my failures - which I hope will be few in number.
Search Engine Snapshot Click on to Enlarge
Starting With the Title
My original title of this article was, Diversifying My Portfolio. Having learned the importance of key words, I now must check to see if I can come up with a more profitable title, which I have done.
Using the words, “writing portfolios” will fetch me the greatest yield, so the title of this piece is now Updating Writing Portfolios.
After using the Google key word tool, I next followed the advice to google my actual title in the Google search engine itself. This yielded way too many searches, so I narrowed down the searches by typing in “updating my writing portfolio on hubpages”. From the screen shot (something I just taught myself to do, which I will write about in the future) you can see the search results are now in the 3,000 to 10,000 range instead of the hundreds of thousands.
That’s how this article came to be titled, Updating my Writing Portfolio on Hubpages.
3 Articles Per Subject Topic
To increase my earnings I am ready to begin publishing more articles related to one central theme. I have been successful in a small way, but feel it is now time to practice this on a regular basis here on out. This requires pre-thought about my main piece and their offshoots.
For example, I have noticed my Google Analytics account shows a strong number of key word searches for “electrolytes”. My original hub that lead to this search is about Coconut Water as a natural sports drink. To capitalize on this interest, I plan to write at least two more articles with electrolytes as the theme. I will link them as I write one article for Hubpages, another for Ezines, and a last article for Redgage.
Having searched the keywords, I have determined what my articles will be about and expect to find more readership as I link the articles as instructed here at HP. Since I already have open accounts with these 3 sites, I won’t need to go through the sign-up process. Later on down the line, I expect I will branch out to different sites as a basis for comparison.
Expanding My Niches
My regular readers are aware that I try to thoroughly present helpful and encouraging information about Multiple Sclerosis. This has proven to be a successful niche for me; however I have decided to expand into a related field which is Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM for short)
I now have the mental stamina necessary to investigate and explain CAM as they deal with MS and MS medications; the possible reactions that can occur when there is not proper understanding of how synthetic drugs and CAM can work with or against each other.
Since this is information I personally am seeking, I know others in the MS community are doing the same. I look forward to finding out and sharing with my regular readers all that I can about this underutilized form of medicine. So along with traditional MS therapies, I am excited to expand my niche to include CAM, in the near future.
I have written a CAM-based posting on my Wordpress Blog, which has been dormant for quite some time. Might as well put it to get use by blogging about my experience with CAM beginning with my understanding of how and why Prozac works for me and what natural drugs might bring me the same results.
Godaddy.com or Hostgator.com?
Which Web Hosting Site Do You Recommend?
Time to Choose My Domain
I am about to register with my own domain name, although I am still trying to decide between godaddy.com and hostgator.com, if anyone would like to help me decide between the two, please answer my poll question, I would really appreciate it.
Setting up a quality website has me a bit nervous, but I do have a relative who works in the graphics art field, so I plan to use his expertise when I am ready to make that leap.
My dream site would host my MS and CAM info as well as my recommendations for products useful for those with chronic ailments. It is a combination I will have to keep investigating and studying, so I don’t expect my first attempt to be my last, as the more I learn the better I expect my site to become.
Which Directory Should I Use?
Since I need to use one or both article submission, what is your suggestion?
How Many Websites At Once?
I am thinking that I need to begin with 3 different sites that I can link to one another. That way I can concentrate on clearly presenting each niche one at a time. I want a MS site and a CAM site and a retail site. I need to research whether this is the best way to begin. (Any advice is appreciated during this decision process.)
Naturally, if I discover it is better to combine the sites, then that is what I will do.
The Use of Article Directories
I am stuck between a rock and a hard place as I finalize my decision about two submission sites. One uses software I would have to download, the other is available through an online membership.
Will it be:
- Trafficbug.com or
Maybe I should just use both. They both are roughly the same, and between the two it appears I will be able to easily submit my articles to all the social network sites and untold article directories. The increased exposure will hopefully lend itself to more viewers who click on more ads which will increase my adsense revenue.
Again, please feel free to help me decide. Your opinion is valued by me.
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The Future is Looking Good
As my confidence in my ability to learn and successfully apply information to my writing endeavors grows, I look to the future with anticipation.
Setting reasonable and easily attainable financial goals helps me to enjoy a slow but steady upward increase in my Adsense account.
Passive income is the right choice for me given my health concerns. I am glad I have finally found a way to earn money when I feel well enough to do so.
My small contribution to our family income is already being appreciated by my husband. He sees the potential and encourages me to continue to learn at my own pace while we patiently await the small financial reward we seek.
Keeping a written record and journal will enable me to track my progress, so I look forward to the adventure.