I have been off of writing all together for about 3 or 4 years now. I'm just considering getting back into it, as I now have the time, since I am working from home in direct sales. So... my question is this:
Is hubpages worth my time and effort to get back into? Is there a Pay-Per-View site that would maybe be a better investment of my time? How have the ads here been working for everyone?
Is HubPages worth your time? Yes, PROVIDED you are able to write Hubs that are accepted for the niche sites.
Are you aware of the new niche sites? Basically what has happened is that HubPages has finally accepted that Google doesn't like generalist sites and strongly favours specialist ones (something the rest of the world has known for years). So they are gradually transforming HubPages from one big generalist site into a suite of specialist sites.
It seems to be working: a lot of Hubbers are finding their Hubs are earning better on the niche sites.
They started out by selecting the cream of existing Hubs and moving them across to the new sites. They are also vetting every new Hub that's written, and if it's good enough it gets moved across immediately.
The obvious question mark is what will happen to the old HubPages site because ultimately, it will consist only of Hubs that were considered "not good enough". They've said they will keep it going, but it's hard to see how it would be successful if the quality is generally low.
So, the strategy I'd suggest is to write new Hubs aimed at the niche sites. If they're going to be accepted, they'll get moved within the first week or two after publication - and if that happens, that's great. If they're not accepted then I'd suggest trying out DailyTwoCents or WeekendNotes. Neither of those sites do as well as the niche sites but they might do better than the main site in the long run.
The standard for the niche sites is higher. Look at the Stellar Hub criteria in the top right hand corner when editing a Hub and try to tick as many boxes as you can. Also if you're going to include Amazon products, you MUST say why you're recommending the particular product and it MUST be a product that's directly related to the main topic of the Hub.
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by Scott S Bateman 22 months ago
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by Michael Kismet 18 months ago
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by John D Wilson 22 months ago
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by Paul Edmondson 2 years ago
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by Scott S Bateman 23 months ago
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