I am in a catch 22. I haven't written yet so they told me to send my profile page, but Kontera denied affiliate. I need the affiliate to make money. I can't just write for the fun of it due to financial concerns.
Please help. Do I need to write one extensive article and then submit to these affiliates? Maybe I should just start over???
Also, what is the typical length of an article??? Thanks, Dee Dee
Dee Dee, typical length of an article is at least 400 words, and many successful Hubbers are recommending 800 to 1,500 words.
You need to sit down and do some reading. Darkside has a whole series of Hubs that you need to read, starting with this one:
Creating Hubs is fairly easy once you get the basic idea, but earning money online is harder. You need to take a long view - unless you turn out to be especially good, it will take you nine months to a year to make your first $100, but it goes a lot faster after that.
If you have zero content then you certainly won't fulfill their criteria.
If you want to be accepted I'd be inclined to have 10 very well written and original articles. Around 800 words in length.
Seeing that you are starting fresh and most likely have never made money before on the internet you have zero experience as well, and it takes time to establish a presence online.
I don't run Kontera on my hubs, but I do have it running on other peoples hubs (referrals) and I'll bandy around a few approximate figures so you can get an idea of how much money you might make with Kontera: 1600 page views with at least a 2% click thru rate you might make about $0.75.
Of course you'd need more page views than that because it is merely my page views and doesn't account for HubPages share of the ad impressions.
How long would it take you to get say 3000 page views? Where will you get the visitors from? And don't rely on the HubPages community because while we might give excellent (or even unwelcome) advice we are far less inclined to click on an ad or make a purchase. So you'll have to write about things that interest The Internet. Thankfully there are far more of those outside HubPages than in it. But you'll have to write about things they're interested in and then hopefully rank well in the Search Engine Results Pages.
It's a shame you couldn't start writing for the fun of it as it would give you time to learn all the ins and outs. To write without experience or knowledge of how it all works you'll be impatient, get desperate and make mistakes.
It's not a catch 22. If you want to achieve good earnings from web writing, all it takes is the investment of some sincere writing work and a bit of sustained effort. Sort of the same as it would for any legitimate earning possibility. I've never had a day job that started to give me money before I ever did any work or proved myself to them, and the web isn't any different.
An affiliate program judges if you are worthy of acceptance to their program by seeing what you are capable of. If you want to get any earnings on HubPages, you need to start writing first.
I think you need to read the help section and the FAQ's. You will not be approved until you write some hubs for them to look at. And you have no information at all on you profile page.
How can they approve if there is nothing there for them to approve?
If you are looking to make a lot of quick money at the start, this may not be for you. Do some writing, and see what happens.
I would start writing hubs so they know you are serious. I would not worry too much about Kontera any-way I don't think anyone here makes much from them any-way.
If you want to get yourself approved then host blog on sites like 2xhost.com or weebly.com then apply for kontera. Good luck.
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