I am going to write a hub for the business I work for. I'm probably going to write it under a new sub-domain since I'm in the apprenticeship program and I don't think this hub will be acceptable in the A program. Have any of you written a hub for a business and how much do you charge? Any tips or advice on doing this? I've played around with the thought of doing this for a few businesses I know....
If you want to write a promotional piece for a business on HP, you need to write an informational article about their area of expertise and then recommend (and link to) the business in the Hub. I'd have thought that could be made acceptable to the apprenticeship program?
If you're just going to write an advertising blurb for the business, it will probably be unpublished as overly promotional - even if you put it on its own sub-domain. And bear in mind that a sub-domain containing only a single Hub is a waste of time - as Paul Edmonson has recently confirmed, Google sees each sub-domain as a separate website, and Google doesn't like one-page websites.
As for charges? If it was going to be on my own HubPages account (and therefore I stood to make income from it long-term too), then I'd charge between $30 and $50.
Some people charge by the word. I know people who write for reputable magazines (Forbes, National Geo, PC MAG) charge around 50-65 cents per word, while newbies get around 1-2 cents per word if they're just starting off writing for a lesser known web site. I was lucky enough to find a job that pays me by the hour to write. I'm still new to the whole writing scene, so I make a little less than 10 bucks an hour, but I know people with copy writing skills or English degrees that charge up to 60 dollars an hour for their services. So, you'd really have to base it off your education and experience with writing.
by Carolee Samuda 5 years ago
I am really upset over the whole discussion about the Apprenticeship program. Now disgruntled hubbers want to have the badge removed form our profiles.When I became an "elite", when it was known as that, I was treated really badly by some petty hubbers. When I joined the AP program I fell...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago
To those who graduated from the Apprenticeship Program, how did the program help you meet your writing goals and made you a better writer? Also, how is the Apprenticeship Program instrumental regarding your future writing goals whether it is becoming a published author, writing for a featured...
by Person of Interest 6 years ago
Yep, the latest blog post ratted you out. http://blog.hubpages.com/2012/07/apprentice-badges/Just kidding, congrats to all who are accepted. I intend to apply in maybe another month or two; fate willing and the river don't rise...Meanwhile, maybe all you folks with that little "a" might...
by Doodlehead 5 years ago
Are your writing as many hubs as you used to? Why or Why not?What are the factors that you have decided to write more or fewer hubs than before?
by Jack 5 years ago
What's the apprenticeship program like?I've just applied for it, and am now waiting for the approval process that apparently takes 4-6 weeks.
by Gemini Fox 6 years ago
Just saw this in the new layout! So exciting! Wish I could sign up but can't right now - not enough time to do a good job. But does anyone know how to find out how long the waiting list is already?
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