Is it possible to make a decent full-time living writing online articles on sites like Hubpages?
It is possible with time (few years) and a lot of effort. I know there are people making about $1000 (passive earnings) per month after continuously writing on Hubpages for about four years.
HI Kittyjj, how many hubs would one have to write to reach that level of income?
sweetzara, Chuck has more than 600 in 5 years, Marye Audet has close to 500 in 5 years. But keep in mind that not the quantity but the quality of hubs help bring you the $$$.
Even amongst the hubbers who are relatively successful financially, there's a big variation in the numbers of hubs they have to write to earn the same amount. It's the topic, I think, that makes the difference.
From the success stories, it seems possible. I wish to get that level as well. Working toward this.
Some topics are commercial, but most are not. If you have knowledge about things people search for, eventually you could make a reasonable amount. Topics that seem to be popular with googlers include sports and fitness training, pregnancy, medical conditions, legal problems, tax problems, product reviews, movie reviews. Apparently "how to" articles do well, particularly regarding practical things. You are unlikely to make much money if you write general articles or fiction. You need a niche area where you can show expertise and address people's practical problems. I doubt if that's any writer's dream, but it seems to work for those who do it.
I do not think it is possible for everyone, though some people have success stories to tell. It would require lot of effort and the right selection of topics. But if you are in a regular job, you can not devote as much time to hubpages as is required to earn a decent living. Because, writing also requires lot of research, reading and awareness to create a quality content.
I suppose the sky's the limit if you've got nothing to do but write Hubs and then spend sixteen hours a day back linking them all over the internet in order to gain traffic, but realistically you might earn enough for a 12 pack of beer after a couple of months.
It is possible to make a full-time living here, but for the majority of people who try, it just won't be probable. No matter how hard they try, it just won't work for some folks.
And since the Panda and Penguin updates from Google, it's gotten even harder.
I am just wondering what do you mean by "no matter how hard they try, it just won;t work for some folks"? Is there a piece of puzzle most people will miss out while writing?
Some people no matter how hard they try, just aren't cut out to be writers. This has been true for the entire history of the struggling author. Atheletes dream of Olympic medals, actors dream of Oscars, but success at that level is rare. Same here.
relache: I often see your comments, and I appreciate and enjoy your honesty.
I am also interested to know in the same question. THank you all who answered. Thanks sweetzara for raising the question.
I think it is possible, creativity is the key to finding the niche that will elevate earnings from the interactions of your posting.
I was wondering what you mean by "elevate earnings from interactions of your posting." How exactly does one do that?
To lift up or make higher : to raise in rank or status: to improve morally, intellectually, financially elevate your readers.
How are you doing so far? Do you think it is possible? I suppose anything is possible if you put the work in. To be a successful writer you have to write a lot and constantly improve. You have to be focused on the writing, not the money.
If I continue as I'm doing at present, I could die of old age before getting a payout:) I doubt if even thousands of hubs would earn me a living. You DO have to write the kind of thing that gets googled by people who just might want to buy something!
I'm still working towards that first payout...! I would have quit long time back had I not enjoyed the writing and interaction with other writers. That's what keeps me coming back
I agree with you, sweetzara-----that's what keeps most of us ,coming back.
I would love to write for HubPages and make decent living. I do think that it takes time to build traffic, write articles, and that over time it can become a possibility. Great question.
I do think it is possible, for a couple of reasons. Firstly, people have achieved it. There are several examples of this on hubpages, including some who have been kind enough to share some of their techniques. Also, internet marketing can be very profitable. I've learned about online marketing for about three years now. It all started with an interest to work from home. Marketing is the way to make money, period. All content production, search engine optimization, backlinking, networking, etc. is related to internet marketing as a whole. As writers, knowing the basics of internet marketing can only benefit us.
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