I noticed a while back somewhere that HP staff had mentioned that creative writing such as poems and short stories don't do as well as informational pieces. I'm curious to know about the earnings of some of the people who publish a lot of these. Do you think the work publish on HP earns a fair amount?
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Thanks for commenting. I doubt though that there is anyone extremely far out ahead of the pack.
Sounds circular. Since most traffic comes from outside of HP it would be hard to keep them featured. Thanks for commenting.
Hadn't really thought of that. I've one hub that I wrote when I first joined that was meant to be humor. I had anticipated deleting it after a month or two but it's doing surprisingly well compared to others.... even still. Thanks for commenting.
I've not posted any poems here at all. I have some but I doubt that I would ever place them here. I'm just curious about what I see other people doing and how well it works for them. Thanks for commenting.
I like that attitude... I really do but every time I hear someone say that they don't write for money I think of Jack London and his comments on shoveling coal. I'll have to look at The Shaman. Thanks for commenting.
Great comments tsmog...
All I can really say is.... "There is no crying in baseball!"
Or maybe what I should say is... There is no crying in Hubpages!
You make a really good point here Rosemay. I was a bit hasty in my answer, but you are absolutely right in saying that if you include a little extra, you really can make a poem work for HubPages. I'm excited to check out your poems now!
Interesting thoughts. Have you thought of putting your poetry into other forums. For example published a book of collected poems? Perhaps through Amazon or Smashwords?
I keep wondering, why not test other forums? The numbers may still be low but I'm sure that there are people who are actually looking for poems... just, not here.
Thanks for the comment. Matches mostly with my own thoughts. I keep seeing people post poems and while some of them are good I just wonder why here and not somewhere that they may do better...
Wesley, I post my poetry here for the simple fact of, why not get paid for it. I used to use sites like allpoetry and thestarlitecafe for 15 years and with all those views I figure, hey might as well make a few bucks with it. Just a thought.
Thanks for answering.
Thanks for commenting. I agree that there is not much cash here for any type of writing early on.
Via Google AdWords Keyword Tool - in the last 30 days:
"Haiku poem" -- 2,900 searches
"funny haiku" -- 1,300 searches
"love poem for her" -- 1,300 searches
"limerick poem" -- 1,300 searches
Try including KWs like these in summaries and backlinks.
Chrisinhawaii, thanks for the comment. I think that these are very good points and would be useful to anyone whatever their genre of choice.
Wow! Nice critique! Thanks chrisinhawaii!
You are correct. I get all of my money from the Ad program and thus views are king. I forgot why I stopped posting to these forum, naysayers rejoice. Truth is though, at least 2/3 of my hits are from Pinterest, Facebook, then google.