Other than HubPages, what are other ways of making income online?

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  1. MountainManJake profile image87
    MountainManJakeposted 5 years ago

    Other than HubPages, what are other ways of making income online?

  2. brianrock profile image87
    brianrockposted 5 years ago

    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.

  3. stanwshura profile image72
    stanwshuraposted 5 years ago

    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

  4. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. MountainManJake profile image87
      MountainManJakeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the input.  How about methods that don't involve writing?


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