How important do you think it is to like the subject you write about?
How do you think it affects your income? personally i write about a huge vareity of topics and whenever i write about what i am passionate about the hub does much better.
Very important, even if you know nothing about it but have the desire to research and find out because you really want to know it will make a good read!
I think it may make for better written hubs but what affects your income most is high paying keywords and if you pick out subjects that are not over saturated. For example if you picked the subject annuity settlements, that is a very high paying key word. The costs per click would be much higher than if you picked the word chess.
The top paid people i would guess spend their time researching which keywords pay the most and write hubs on these subjects. Guess I need to start doing this because while writing about what you like is fun, unfortunately is does not pay too much unless you really like annuity settlements, and it is one of your topics.
I definitely think it is important to write about subjects that you are interested in or passionate about. It makes for a better overall article than a cold researched article with no personality.
You can tell the Hubs that are written with feeling and passion and where the author's are engaged in what they are writing about. Great Question!
Having written more than my share of material about stuff I didn't care about, I don't think it's important as far as earning money goes. The world is full of jobs that aren't fun and that people do because they need to earn a living.
Where I think liking what you write about becomes important is when a person does nothing but write stuff he doesn't care about, or does that for too long. Somewhere in the mix, I think there has to be some writing (at least for a person who thinks of himself as a "writer", not a "churner-outer") that the writers cares about. If there isn't, after awhile it just gets mood-drainingly tedious to the point where a person can't stand to write another uninteresting/unchallenging word.
My best Hubs aren't my best writing by any means. Then again, my most well written Hubs do well (usually in ways other than earning).
I guess I just think if someone is using the writing skills he learned in high school to churn out articles it isn't important that he likes the subject. People who "have writing in their hearts", though, need to like the subject at least some of the time.
it helps, tending to produce better work; however, to make any sort of money from freelance writing you have write to the market, to sometimes become an expert and write on stuff you don't particularly like.
I agree--I think it's probably pretty important to write about things you like. I mean, you could just write about whatever, but even if it does put some change in your pocket, it won't feel like you've achieved much of anything. You'll probably feel just a little empty, if not a lot. Might as well fill your pockets and your self-esteem bank at the same time.
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