Hubs for Sale !!!

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  1. Trsmd profile image57
    Trsmdposted 7 years ago

    If a Hubber wants to quit Hubpages and before leaving he wants to sell the pages created by him and if another person can buy that creation?

    Will Hubpages allow this system?

    Or it will treat as a duplicate content?

    Have anyone bought other Hubs and got published?

    Please share your knowledge and comments.

    1. sofs profile image80
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think you cannot sell your hubs though you could write them for a price for others... But why would you want to, as they age they will fetch you a steady income...

      1. Randy Godwin profile image91
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Why not?  If one closed their account and unpublished their hubs, they can do what they like with them I would think.  We own our content here, or most of us do.

      2. Trsmd profile image57
        Trsmdposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        This is the reason I want to buy...

  2. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    You would just hand over the password and log in and walk away , the buyer would put their own affiliate ids in.

    Any smart buyer would be buying your aged , formatted content so any other way of selling besides selling the entire account with access would be a poor decision as its otherwise mostly worthless as previously published content.

    You own all your content, do as you wish with it.

  3. sofs profile image80
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    Oooh........ I stand corrected... when the Gurus say I listen!! smilesmilesmilesmile

  4. SunSeven profile image67
    SunSevenposted 7 years ago

    Perhaps we can use a 'market place' section here at the forums, where we can trade hubs, accounts, services, etc among other things. smile
    Best Regards

  5. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago

    You own your hubs, you have the right to close your Hubpages Account and republish your hub elsewhere without any risk of "Duplicate Content" flags once you have unpublished your Hubs on Hubpages, (or indeed sell them on to others to re-publish anywhere they wish to). I hope this explains things smile

  6. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Wonder how much a good hub that gets lots of traffic and clicks would bring?

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good question, I have been paid up to $100 simply for including a link on one hub of mine, and have received other "goodies" for a similar link on another hub. (I should add that in each case I checked out the links first to ensure they were good quality sites)

    2. lrohner profile image81
      lrohnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      In the world of websites (last time I checked), the going price for an aged website was anywhere from two or three to five times the annual earnings. I would think someone selling an entire aged HP account would follow some similar path, assuming the seller was handing over the login and password and walking away.

      I agree with Sunforged, though, that breaking up an account and selling off the text of an individual hub is pretty worthless. Heck, you can go onto Elance or Guru or a host of other places and pay someone between $3.00 and $10.00 to write a hub for you.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image91
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I agree, your Eliteness.  But it would still be permissible. Whether or not it is sensible to do so is another story.

        1. lrohner profile image81
          lrohnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You are absolutely correct, your Snakeness. I didn't mean to imply otherwise. smile

          1. Randy Godwin profile image91
            Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you.....I think!yikes

      2. Bill Manning profile image73
        Bill Manningposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        quote=Irohner In the world of websites (last time I checked), the going price for an aged website was anywhere from two or three to five times the annual earnings. unquote

        I wish that was true. If that was the case I could make over $300,000 selling my top sites and still have a few left.

        I recently tried to sell a few sites and can't even get 1/3rd of the yearly income from them. But then again who has any money now? hmm

  7. simeonvisser profile image80
    simeonvisserposted 7 years ago

    Technically the URL of a hub cannot be transferred to another account. So you must take over an entire account if you want to keep the URLs intact. It would be very laborious to delete hubs and recreate them at the new account with the same URL.

  8. Mark Ewbie profile image87
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    Er.. if anyone wants to buy my hubs then I'm sure we could find a deal, I'm thinking somewhere in the region of fifty thousand dollars.

    1. simeonvisser profile image80
      simeonvisserposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Each? tongue

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
        Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well I was thinking as a job lot, because there are one or two that aren't great sellers.  Pricing individually would take more time than this joke is worth.

    2. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have been offered $50,000 for my main website.  I quite seriously would not take less than $2-$3 million.  If it were only worth advertising income, that's still a rapacious offer, but as it is also responsible for most of my other income, $50K would be idiotic.

      1. BRIAN SLATER profile image86
        BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        pcunix- would you mind sharing with us the site,  so I can run my thumb over it and see what you get for £50k

  9. profile image0
    Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years ago

    If you read the conditions, there's a specific hub that says hubs are not allowed to be sold.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Where?

      1. profile image0
        Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Mark, sorry, I didn't bookmark it, but I definitely read that one couldn't see one's hubs...

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You are wrong. Sorry.

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nope, don't believe so. Hub content belongs to the author, so yes, you can sell it on if you wish to, or even publish it elsewhere. Okay, if it is still published here you will get a 'duplicate content' flag, but if you unpublish here you can republish it anywhere you wish to, it is YOUR content and work.I have no idea why you might have thought this was not allowed, and would love to know where you read this!!!

    3. saleheensblog profile image61
      saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      the author of the hub has provided wrong information.

      if you read terms of use http://hubpages.com/help/user_agreement > section 6 ;you will get a clear idea.

  10. GlstngRosePetals profile image74
    GlstngRosePetalsposted 7 years ago

    Mark I'm not sure if you can sell your hub articles on here but you have great hubs and are a great writer. I think it would be sad to see you sell your articles and we would all hate to see you do that. Please reconsider your decision.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have no intention of selling my hubs. Worry not. lol

    2. hubber-2009 profile image54
      hubber-2009posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have seen two Mark has posted here..

      Which Mark you are referring?

  11. Trsmd profile image57
    Trsmdposted 7 years ago

    Based on the replies so far, i am coming to the conclusion that when a page is NOT PUBLISHED the text of that page can be sold and can be used by another Hubber..

    Is it right?

    1. sunforged profile image74
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You retain full rights to your work whether published or not.

  12. hubber-2009 profile image54
    hubber-2009posted 7 years ago

    Don't Laugh...

    Is there anybody to take or buy my Hubs...

    1. dingdong profile image60
      dingdongposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Why did you unpublish them?

  13. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    my Hubs are for sale for $1000!!!

    What a great investment opportunity for some online business guru!

    To date, they have only earned about $7... but they are aging nicely and industry experts predict that they will double in value over the coming years!(PS, they also make great Christmas gifts)

    For the low, low price you get the COMPLETE set of Elmer Fudd articles, which in themselves are bound to be appreciated by future generations for the literary masterpieces which they are.

    But wait, the deal doesn't end there!!  I will throw in for NO EXTRA CHARGE a 4 article series outline the scandalous relationship between Bert and Ernie which I am currently working on (complete with pictures!)

    http://www.albanystudentpress.org/polopoly_fs/1.1815258!/image/748889272.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_240/748889272.jpg

    1. saleheensblog profile image61
      saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have bough Greek One's account with 1000$. So, every one saleheensblog's second identity is Greek One from now on. lol lol Did I violate a TOS? lol lol

    2. Dorsi profile image91
      Dorsiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ROTFL)

      Good one

    3. kirstenblog profile image77
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If I turn them inside out and add an attachment will they grill up some delicious burgers? Can they cut through solid metal and will you add an additional % off for the next 10 mins?

  14. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    You can sell you articles, but I am not so sure about an entire account.

  15. profile image58
    foreignpressposted 7 years ago

    The hard part of writing a hub is researching and creating the core content. That's what is being materially transferred. The core material can be updated periodically making the hub appear "new." If HP doesn't have a legal provision for this they will have to research it.

  16. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    I'm auctioning mine, soon, soon, and believe they'll eachz of em start at, like, you know, $20,000 or so.  Do I hear a bid? on any you care for the most, let you in on this auction for the first $20,000 and then . . . soon, soon!

    Not yet!  *slapping saleen's hand*

  17. saleheensblog profile image61
    saleheensblogposted 7 years ago

    please help here with a genuine question http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/63043

  18. profile image0
    cookingdivaposted 7 years ago

    I am too attached my hub babies, and they are making me cool cents (yes you heard it right) right now. Not for sale! :-)

  19. Laura Marie profile image67
    Laura Marieposted 7 years ago

    I know you can sell Squidoo lenses so I thought you would be able to sell Hubs too, maybe not. Perhaps it is something Hubpages could look into.

  20. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    I would personally be against the ability to sell hubs. It would draw a huge number of people who write poor quality content for sale, rather than content for quality.

    1. simeonvisser profile image80
      simeonvisserposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That assumes people would pay money for poor quality content...

      1. thisisoli profile image70
        thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It doesn't matter if people pay for it or not, peopel will still create the content with high hopes.  Check out the digital point market place, Eight years ago that was a fantastic place for writers and content strategists to trade, nowadays no one who knows what they are doing treads there.

      2. Trsmd profile image57
        Trsmdposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Generally those who are not earning from their hubs will be interested to sell..

  21. Adroit Alien profile image75
    Adroit Alienposted 7 years ago

    It seems clear that we are able to sell own own hubs. What would be nice is an easier way to do it. Dealing with private messages and shady people comes with risk. Maybe HP should be a middleman.

    Oh and all you crybabies claiming that it will ruin HP need to relax. If people want to sell their hubs, why shouldn't they? If I want to sell content I own, then I will.

 
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