Should I just write for Hubpages now?

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  1. canadawest99 profile image59
    canadawest99posted 8 years ago

    I have articles scattered over about 5 sites; xomba, infobarrel, triond, bukisa and of course hubpages.  I thought it was best to diversify and I do get some clicks from each of those sites, but honestly, hubpages has more traffic and monthly visitors than all those other sites combined.   

    Wouldn't it be best to concentrate all efforts there for the maximum return or should I keep scattering my work around?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would say keep your options open. A lot of people here, myself included, write for several sites. Just make sure your content is different at each place.

    2. thisisoli profile image70
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I focus on Hubpages for articles sites and it is working out pretty good so far.

  2. Spacey Gracey profile image34
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    Almost all my income comes from HP and it scares the hell out of me that I have failed to diversify, but I needed to get my income up to a particular level to pay the bills.

    I have tried Xomba, Squidoo, Bukisa and Triond - none of them ever ranked as well as HP, or offered the same potential in terms of what I wanted to do with my hubs.

    My back up is that I'm taking FireShot images of my best hubs so if the worst happens I can replicate what I have, or at least learn from what worked.

    Hopefully you'll get some more posts though because I know there are plenty of hubbers who would disagree with this and have strong diversification.

    1. Peter-Jan Celis profile image61
      Peter-Jan Celisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Are you afraid of HP losing your data/hubs or HP changing the contract and denying you access?

      The first is very unlikely as I'm sure is hosted on "cloud services" with many copies floating around constantly on several servers across the world.

      The second: In terms of T&C changes, I agree there is a risk, especially with the banning of porn & gambling earlier (which I support for branding and google serps, but it remains an unexpected change to the contract).

      In terms of diversification: I'd rather focus on the best venue for writing (hubpages) and start doing something entirely different (e.g. istockphoto, buying a forum, ...) with the profits down the road.

  3. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    1. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'll second this.

      I don't write for a lot of places as one of my personal rules is that I have to retain ownership of my writing, but I don't write for just one.

    2. David 470 profile image82
      David 470posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL at the picture! Yeah I agree to some extent, but I think I am going to make a website, but not until I am making a certain amount with hubpages..

  4. Spacey Gracey profile image34
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    Hi Uninvited Writer - do you use the sites already mentioned? And still get good results? I just find it so hard to motivate myslef to write a new article for same keywords on a different site, because I already want to move on to the next big idea.

    Maybe I should try re-using the keywords in my most successful hubs and see how I get on.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I write for most of them and have made some money. I make most of my AdSense revenue from HubPages and Triond. I also write for a company that pays me $10 a article (Internet Brands).

      1. profile image52
        LoveAmericaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I don't write for anyone, I am looking to write about what people are not talking about.  The elepant in the room.  Everyone knows it but won't mention. How do you do that?

  5. LindaJM profile image75
    LindaJMposted 8 years ago

    HubPages is a great site for income and good search engine rankings. It is getting most of my energy this month, aside from my blogs.

  6. sid_candid profile image62
    sid_candidposted 8 years ago

    I will say that Hubpages is the best site for writing for residual adsense income. So start writing here and reap the multiple benefits of this wonderful site.

    1. canadawest99 profile image59
      canadawest99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I kind of feel that now HP has broken the top 50 sites list that its the place to focus.  I mean sites that popular aren't going away any time soon.

  7. Bill Manning profile image75
    Bill Manningposted 8 years ago

    I agree Hubpages is a good site. HOWEVER, IMO it should always be the goal of everyone who wants to really make money online to make their own, hosted websites.

    If your serious about making your living online you have to try to make most of your income with your own sites.

    Places like this, as well as any others, can disappear overnight. I make 99% of my income from my own sites.

    I also can sell them and make a lot off them. Plus do whatever the hell I want to do with them. smile

    1. Lissie profile image77
      Lissieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very sound advice - Hubpages is a great place to learn what topics make money and how to rank them in the search engines - but you should then apply that knowledge to your own sites.

      At the end of the day you are only renting here - ownership has huge benefits :-)

  8. codehub profile image60
    codehubposted 8 years ago

    Nothing in this world is forever, giving one self options must be a good thing

  9. Thriller profile image79
    Thrillerposted 8 years ago

    I think if you want to make a living from online writng then HubPages + COnstant COntent + Personal blog/site is the way to move forward. But if you have some support system, then concentrating on just one sites is fine


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