Other than HubPages, what are other ways of making income online?
There are lots of "small" ways to make money online - paid to click sites, paid to read email sites, paid to complete survey sites. But these are rarely very profitable.
To make any acceptable amount of money, you'll need to publish things - on HubPages or your own blog. If you publish on your own blog, you've got a few options to monetize that info.
Google AdSense is a good catch all. The income potential of AdSense ads depends on the topic. Some topics have higher click through rates and costs per click, making them more profitable.
Amazon Associates can be a great option for some articles. When I write about digital cameras and digital photography, this makes me _way_ more money than AdSense or the HubPages ad program. It depends on what products you promote and how well they relate to your writing. (This is my biggest earner).
Other affiliate marketing relationships may work out for you, but these really depend on the topic you write on. Commission Junction is one big name in affiliate marketing, and if you drive traffic to one of their links you can earn some money.
A final option is to sell backlinks. This isn't a good idea for "real" websites, but it's ok if you have an old website that you don't really update anymore. Tnx.net and Backlinks.com (among other sites) help you sell backlinks on your website for straight up cash.
I know of 4 sites off the top of my head that pay for your writing, although some have stricter editorial guidelines than others:
yahoo!voices.com (formerly associatedcontent.com)
And this last one I've been with for years and have made a few hundred dollars writing a lot at first, but maybe an article or poem every couple of weeks since google pulled its algorithm monopoly: helium.com
Develop your own portfolio of work as you gain experience. I found original clients through Elance, Freelanced.com and some other freelancing sites. These are actual paying clients - not piddly few cents here few cents there kind of junk. Once you develop a few regular clients and develop amazing content for them, word of mouth typically brings in more.
It's a process and it requires a lot of time polishing writing skills, building content and "clips" as they were called back in the newspaper/magazine writing days lol.
by 3bagsfull 9 years ago
I am just getting started here and am really liking it. I hope it pays off eventually.I write for examiner.com and have a shop on etsy.com.my hope is that all these sites and others I add will make me $3000 a month. It will take awhile but I believe in the secretask, believe, receivehow about you?
by Mark Knowles 10 years ago
I am moving this question over here to ask for help from the hubpages team.2 of my hubs and some of hovalis' hubs seem to have had a penalty applied by google and have disappeared from the search rankings down to the last page. The conclusion we have come to is that they have been flagged for...
by Jyoti Kothari 8 years ago
Yes, I have joined hubpages out of curiosity and found that no one is earning here.I suggest every body to go for a real business to earn something.Here u work hard for nothing or few cents.If u wish to start a real business I can help u as I am in a real one.
by Dale Mazurek 9 years ago
I am so friggen excited. My partner and I had our best day ever online today.I do want to say the amount but not sure if that is the proper thing to do.Give me some advice and after a few responses I will decide.I very rarely talk about my income online but dam it was awesome today.Cheers
by Dr Mark 7 months ago
Do any hubbers spend 40 hours a week (or more) writing and researching hubs? Does the effort pay off if the site is treated like a regular job?
by Mcham Law 7 years ago
HI. I sorta like HP. I find some of what the rest of the people here have to say interesting. But let's be honest. I'm hear for the backlinks. I am writing hubs as part of my SEO. Problem is I can't get my score over 66 much less up to the 75 mark and I'm getting tired of it. I hop hubs every day,...
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