Are you "branded" as a Hub Pages writer? If so, what is your brand, and how is i

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  1. drmiddlebrook profile image91
    drmiddlebrookposted 11 years ago

    Are you "branded" as a Hub Pages writer? If so, what is your brand, and how is it helpful to you?

    While I believe it is helpful for Hubbers to have an identifiable "brand image," I know it is not something that's easily accomplished. We all have many interests, so our brand must be able to provide an "umbrella" for a lot of interests. I'd like to know how those who feel they've accomplished the branding feat, have done it.

  2. tmbridgeland profile image79
    tmbridgelandposted 11 years ago

    No, and not sure how I would do that. I write lots of Hubs about politics, but they tend to get rather low traffic. My natural health Hubs get more.

  3. LuisEGonzalez profile image76
    LuisEGonzalezposted 11 years ago

    I don't know if this answers your question, but I seem to have been branded a photography writer which makes sense, if this is the case, since 90 % of my hubs are about photography. The end result has been that I have gotten several emails from outside sources asking for advice, tips and general photography questions. It also helps that at least two publications and one manufacturer of photo products have expressed interest of having me consult for them.

    1. drmiddlebrook profile image91
      drmiddlebrookposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, that's awesome LuisEGonzalez. This is exactly what I meant, by the way. You do indeed seem to have discovered your "brand," and it is working for you.

  4. ronhi profile image64
    ronhiposted 11 years ago

    my brand is domains. When i joined HP a few months ago, i was hubbing about everything, Books, movies, Internet, news, etc then a more expereinced hubber adviced me to stick to one niche. I decided to take the advice and am gald i did!

    1. drmiddlebrook profile image91
      drmiddlebrookposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      ronhi, may I ask what are some of the advantages of branding that you've found?

    2. ronhi profile image64
      ronhiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      @ drmiddlebrook it helped me get more organic traffic. Google, yahoo, Bing etc...maybe it is just a conicedence that the traffic from search engines began trickling in after branding...but maybe it honestly not 100% certain

    3. drmiddlebrook profile image91
      drmiddlebrookposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I believe your increased traffic is related to your brand. Having a brand makes it easier for your articles to be found when someone is doing a related search. Having articles sharing an "umbrella" of sorts, helps searchers discover you.

  5. Elderberry Arts profile image89
    Elderberry Artsposted 11 years ago

    I write on a range of topics but they do go together in a way. I write mainly about natural health and therapies, vegan/vegetarian food and spiritual and pagan topics.

    1. drmiddlebrook profile image91
      drmiddlebrookposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds to me like there is a natural "brand" in there somewhere!

  6. agilitymach profile image91
    agilitymachposted 11 years ago

    I am branded as an author of dog training articles with an emphasis on dog agility.  I have about three to five people a day from the agility world joining my FB page for my hubpages articles now after a slow start.  I also am getting about one request a week to publish an agility article elsewhere.  I do let them publish the link, of course. smile  It's been fun to watch the articles spread around cyberspace and grow.  I was known as a dog/agility writer prior to joining Hubpages though.  I have tried hubs on other subjects, and they've been fun too.

    1. drmiddlebrook profile image91
      drmiddlebrookposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      agilitymach, thanks for such a detailed response. I think I'm realizing from reading your comment and others that a Hubber's brand is likely going to be focused on what they like or write about most, that people enjoy reading.

  7. austinhealy profile image71
    austinhealyposted 11 years ago

    I honestly don't know if I'm branded as anything in particular, but I would LOVE to be branded as a fiction writer, which is what I like to do best. Unfortunately for me, my non ficiton writing seems to be more popular here on Hubpages, so I do a little of both. But to be honest, it is much harder for me to write non-fiction, in regard to the time and efforts involved in research;  however,  there is a nice side to it : I learn a lot!

    1. drmiddlebrook profile image91
      drmiddlebrookposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You and I have similar goals. I'm in love with writing fiction as well, but also enjoy writing non-fiction. Good luck developing your brand, and I'm glad you're learning from your efforts.

  8. nehanatu86 profile image88
    nehanatu86posted 11 years ago

    I am actually not sure what you mean by being a "branded" writer. How does one know if he/she is a branded writer? Is it an accolade given by hubpages?

    1. drmiddlebrook profile image91
      drmiddlebrookposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Although HP does sort of encourage branding, I'm not aware of any accolades given for it (although it might be a nice idea!). I guess you could say a brand would identify you as someone who writes on a certain topic or area of interest.

  9. Li Galo profile image76
    Li Galoposted 11 years ago

    I write mainly about travel topics.  I review places I've been to.  I give tips on travel subjects, from packing to passports to travel insurance.  It's easier to write when I'm on the road since everything is so fresh and exciting to me as I write it. Once in a while, I write about something not related to travel but I pretty much keep it about travel most of the time.

    1. drmiddlebrook profile image91
      drmiddlebrookposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like a brand to me, and like you're writing on topics you're interested in, on which you are a "subject matter expert." What benefits/advantages have you realized from sticking primarily to writing about travel?

  10. Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image61
    Jo_Goldsmith11posted 10 years ago

    This was the hardest thing for me to figure out!  Now, that I know what it is, and how so easy it was to get it and understand. I felt so stupid!  I personally have felt emotional at times.  I wondered if I ever would have my heart's desire.

    So, I looked to see who else was distinguishing them self as unique as their personality. How they used
    the talents they have been blessed with.
    They use these different parts of them that makes them to be the sucessful authors.
    It is such a process of figuring out who you are, what are you wanting to accomplish and then what is your message? Try to set yourself apart from the rest of us.

    My advice is to make your signature mark. I would need to find out,  I am Jewish to help with my enlightenment. My *signature mark* is after every article, letter or comment. I try to type just one word. Shalom

    1. drmiddlebrook profile image91
      drmiddlebrookposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for responding Jo Goldsmith. "Branding" usually comes from specializing in the topics you write about, so that you are seen as an expert in an area. Or, you could offer advice to people in a variety of topics, based on your area of expertise.


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