What 3 things do you think someone w/o a lot of time can do to increase their earnings on Hub pages?
What tips do you have for someone to increase their earnings on HP even if they don't have a lot of time to dedicate to writing several new hubs every week or even month?
Asking and answering questions can help to boost your income a little and doesn't require anywhere near as much time as writing a hub (oh look, you've already started!). Aside from that, responding to comments and striking up a bit of a conversation on the comments sections of your hubs usually helps bring in a bit of extra traffic too. If you haven't already, you can also sign up with social networking sites and post links to your hubs. Perhaps work mainly on promotion rather than content or perhaps offer other freelance services outside of Hubpages.
1. Increase Amazon or Ebay ads on your site with items relevant to your hubs.
2. Work on increasing backlinks.
3. Be active on Hubpages. I don't know exactly how this works, but I do notice when I'm more engaged in answering questions, responding in forums, and commenting on hubs, that my google hit go up. Maybe it's my imagination, but it does seem to have an effect!
I think like everything on hubpages, there is no magic bullet, but every little bit can contribute, and a lot of it just has to do with the quality and relevance of your hubs!
Publish your hubs on your personal social profiles, that why you will bring people who are interested in you and your work, and you will get shared pretty easy.
Write everyday. If you have 15 one day or an hour the next, use it to work on an article and publish them whenever you can. Slowly but surely you will see your portfolio grow and your views/income will follow. It takes time but, it will come.
I add links to my Hubs on Google +, Twitter, Facebook, and any other social site that allows this. Google + gets the most hits for me. Not getting rich by any means using all of the above. But I enjoy HubPages and will continue with it.
Is your Google + friends, like Facebook friends, or just people you have linked up to in Google +? Just wondering if it's different than Facebook, because I am careful who I link up with there, but Google + could be useful for random followers. TY
i will have to try this. i've linked on FB and twitter but not google+ that might have to come next.
1. Focus efforts on backlinking to Hubs by joining relevant forums and work in links back to your Hubs in your responses.
2. Get active on Twitter and other social media, and promote your Hubs to your followers. Just don't go overboard and turn people off.
3. Make sure your Hubs are properly linked together to drive traffic from Hub to Hub, and stay active on HubPages to pick up internal views.
Add a profile image so you look like a person rather than an anonymous being. Quite a lot of your traffic will come from within HubPages itself. Plus, someone landing on your post from outside of HP wants to see a face, even if it's a hand drawn caricature, something.
Also, if you can't write a new Hub post once a week there isn't much point in being here to make money. Your content won't get picked up in searches often enough to catch on. You can't make money without putting in time to promote your posts and create fresh content to bring in more readers.
I agree about volume. Once you get around 100 articles the earnings will look better. It helps to choose topics you can write about quickly, things you are already an expert on.
i never thought about the picture thing, i'll definitely get on that ASAP. and that is true on the posting, i think i can reasonably find time to write about 3-4 hubs per month, then spread out the posting to about 1 per week.
My three important things are :
1- Write quality and unique content
2- choose niche with less competition
3- Social networking
I believe you should spend alot of this 'little time' to write good quality hubs. A few nicely crafted and targeted hubs can easily fetch more than what fifty or more of badly done hubs do.
Take time time to work on relevant keywords and topics and do not forget the evergreen topics. These will last you a long time and you could be making extra cash too.
Well written and relevant evergreen topics will always be Google friendly and that is where your readers are.
It is not easy; I am trying to work on that too, but ultimately, that should be the road for all of us.
Hope I make sense.
All these suggestions work. I do a lot of sharing on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. As far as entering into the HubPages community, you might want to ask or answer questions if you have something pertinent to add. But…..stay clear of SOME of the forums, they are not for the faint of heart!! Myself, I have no desire (or time) to argue with anyone, and many of them get very heated.
There are many ways to increase the earnings on hub pages. I think the foremost is taking part in forum discussions. This gives a huge boost to traffic. Also we have to place our ads in a good location. Also it depends a lot on the quality and originality of content. Means the hubs should be your own and on engaging topics.
Since this is a social and writing site I think it is imperative to follow any hubbers whose work you like. I don't think enough people get this. We all want views and to get it we must be reading others work too. Besides it may give you an idea to write a new hub or improve an old one.
I wrote a post on getting twitter followers and twitter has got me most of my traffic to date however the last week or two have been less than stellar. I now have about 12.5 K followers and I tweet out regularly when I have a new post. Same with Facebook as well. I have about 460 followers and post a link to my hub every time I have a new one.
To increase back links give as well as get. You can link to others on Hub Pages, link your own posts together, post on other forum pages with a link to your page here and create other posts on other sites like Squidoo and Blogger. Just be careful not to duplicate content or Hub Pages will reject your work and if it does get by Hub Pages, Google will lower your ranking on searches.
A fourth thing I just thought of is Redgage. If you write articles there and post photographs people will view your work there and you get paid for views as well. I don't know the mechanics of that site but there is certainly nothing wrong with trying to link both sites.
Now you mentioned the lack of time that is invested. I am also an SBI member and their training says your income is directly related to the work put into your site. They also feel that the more pages you have the more visits you will get pushing your Google rank upwards.
Can you get other people to post for you? It seems some of the most popular and prolific sites have others doing the work for them. On a large scale Hub Pages is an example. We all post here, the site has millions of pages as a result and they reap part of the reward. Could you get others to post recipes or ideas on a site you own and summarize them here? It's being done all over the web and its just trying to find out what could work for you here.
Let us know if you come up with the magic formula. Looks to like lots of work is the only way.
wow. this is a good answer, i had to read it twice to digest all the info, there is a lot here and a lot of good stuff, i will definitely be taking some of these suggestions to mind, especially linking to other writers hubs and increasing twitter use
Based on what I learned in the apprenticeship program, and focusing on things that don't take much time, I would recommend:
1. Choose titles that contain phrases people are likely to search for on Google. You can do the same with sub-titles.
2. Be active on one or more of Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. Share there, and promote other people's work, and promote hubs (not your own) there. (This gets you known as a generous and considerate social media networker. As a result, people will read your own stuff when it comes out.
3. A day after you publish a hub, promote your own hub on which ever you use: Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest.
Best answer by far. I laughed after reading some of the other answers. The question author stated in the question that he doesn't have much time for HubPages and JanMaklak wrote a novel. Keep it real sid.
Isn't this a writers site? It takes less time to read than to write.
Don't worry Jan I did read your post! And Sid, these are great suggestions thanks! I will definitely be making the effort to share more on twitter, especially other people's hubs.
The number one reason people without time don't have time, is because they say they don't have time.
How much time you have is dependent on yourself. You have to be willing to prioritize.
Backlink your individual hubs and hubpages profile where topic related and where the link will be of high quality.
Get social and introduce your work to other people who have the same interests by joining their conversations or starting your own. Use a variety of social networks instead of just facebook and twitter, Make sure to use them also though.
Make sure you have organized your hubs into same topic groups and create feeds to submit. You can also share other hubbers work and potentially get a boost to your own.
1. Write a Hub summary for each article.
2. Submit your Hub URL's to Google, Yahoo, and AOL.
3. Join Yahoo Answers and leave your Hub URL's in your answers without spamming.
My Hubpage hits always increase dramatically when I share then on my Google + profile. That is the number one thing I suggest you do.
Sharing on Digg and StumbleUpon will increase your traffic a lot too.
I have also recently discovered that by going back to old Hubs and increasing the original content does wonders.
Move your articles from Hubpages to your own site or another site. I don't mean to be flip, but if you aren't getting enough views on HP, you might as well try greener pastures. The only way to make money on HP is to get good search traffic, and unfortunately there's not a whole lot you can do to change that if your time is precious.
I'm slowly moving mine to my own sites, and some to Infobarrel. Some I will keep here for the backlinks. Since I earn much more on other sites (and get 100 times the page views for very similar content) I just don't see any reason to stick with HP.
Infobarrel is moving away from straight Adsense revenue sharing and migrating to a system where the pay you directly, like HP does. You can check them out if you like http://www.infobarrel.com/signup.php?ref_id=3453
If you stay with HP, I wish you the best of luck and hope you are able to find some non-time-consuming ways to improve your earnings and traffic.
This is good advice for all areas of life. A smart person knows when to simply cut his or her losses if the effort is not being rewarded, and is not likely to be rewarded. (And Paxwill is among the smartest here!)
definitely worth considering. i think i'm going to stick with HP for now, but as i build up outside sites, i will definitely consider moving some of my articles there.
Hi ElleBee, I don't know if this would be considered time-consuming, but one thing I do is interlink articles that deal with similar subjects. It has really increased my page views by a lot compared to when I wasn't doing this. I just use the link capsule and give it a title like "what others are reading" and then select 3-5 articles I think my readers would also enjoy.
1. Write persistantly.
2. Read other hubs and comment.
3. Vote for hubs.
4. Follow people that have similar interests
5. Ask Questions.
My three suggestions for increasing earnings on HubPages are the following:
1.Write a lot of Quality Hubs
3.Pray hard that you get enough traffic
Sharing your links on sites like Twitter, Pintrest, Facebook, Digg, Delicious, Blinklist, Chime This and Diigolet keep your links promoted and passed around while you are away.
i agree with all the answers here. I don't write everyday. Only once a month. So, i read, comment, vote and answer questions everyday. Does help with the earnings
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