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Stick with Hubpages or own website?

  1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image80
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 6 years ago

    I'd like to do more than just write and maybe start a webseries on a topic I enjoy. Was considering starting my own site, but got to thinking that I could just use HP and post videos on here. Possibly YouTube as well and maybe some day get AdSense there as well.

    Any pros out there have an opinion?

    1. MF8888 profile image59
      MF8888posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thats a great question, having both is a possible solution. Don't put all your eggs in one basket :]

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago

    Why don't you try it out and see what works?

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    ryankettposted 6 years ago


    Hubpages is a great income source, but websites are a saleable asset.

  4. daravuthz profile image73
    daravuthzposted 6 years ago

    I think that hubpages is a great site to earn passive income.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    You should not let other people control too much of your future. Once you know what you're doing, you've got to start making your own websites, if your serious about making money online. I'm working on one personal niche website a week - perhaps two, this entire year.

    1. Bill Manning profile image69
      Bill Manningposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've never understood how you can make so many websites and keep them up. I assume those sites are the type you fill up the best you can, then leave them alone, right?

      I have 2 dozen websites and I have most of the writing done by others. Yet still I can't keep up with them. hmm

      1. Marisa Wright profile image95
        Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I don't know what kind of websites Nelle has, but there's a big difference between a website and a blog.

        A blog requires constant posts to keep it fresh. A website doesn't.  I seem to recall Misha saying he doesn't update his website at all, he just concentrates on getting new links to it.

        I have most of my sites set up so the date of posting doesn't show anywhere.  I write some good informative content and then rarely make new posts unless I find something really relevant that's worth adding.

        It's a bit like writing a Hub, really - I rarely go back and update, but I do have dynamic content like eBay capsules and News feeds on the site.

        1. Bill Manning profile image69
          Bill Manningposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I see. I never made any websites like that because I thought without a ton of content on them they just keep going backward until they rank like number 1 million or so.

          But since they work for you and Nelle I guess I was wrong. However I am sure the websites must be very targeted to a narrow keyword or niche. smile

          1. Marisa Wright profile image95
            Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Does Australian belly dancing count as a very narrow keyword?

            It's true, the site doesn't make much money, but it has maintained a page rank of 3 for a long time.

  6. simeonvisser profile image86
    simeonvisserposted 6 years ago

    Yes, keep your options open. Start websites when you have the skills. I'm currently learning the skills on HubPages but I may do the same when I know how exactly money is earned online.

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    TopUniverseposted 6 years ago

    Stick with hubpages till you get some steady income.

  8. Ultimate Hubber profile image79
    Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago

    Start a website of your own. Promoting, marketing and SEOing it is fun and you wouldn't want to miss it. Also, it is better to spread your eggs in various baskets and I have noticed that a combination of websites and HP works well.

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    china manposted 6 years ago

    My opinion is that the best use for hubpages is for articles to connect people with your own site.  This is the plan I am about to follow - ask me next year if it works ! smile

  10. Wayne Orvisburg profile image80
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for the advice. I tried getting started with Wordpress, but lucky enough my laptop started giving me issues. Anywho, I think I'm going to try the website. I can see it is going to take some time. Thanks again.

  11. thisisoli profile image56
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    I would do both, use one to refer to the other.

    1. WoodsmensPost profile image54
      WoodsmensPostposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      thisisoli do find better results with putting a link on hubpages to the site or put hubpages link on the site. What I am referring to is one way backlink or in series leading to the money page. I'm sorry I can't think of what they call that where all links point to the $ site instead of 2 way backlinking. Or have you experienced it really doesn't matter just as long as they link each other ?

      I'm thinking of starting a website because I am making enough to cover the cost but traffic is a big concern. I don't want to start a dead weight webpage.

      Any thoughts thanks

      1. tritrain profile image74
        tritrainposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Web hosting is very inexpensive (I have a web host reviews hub) and you could easily cover the costs.

        It definitely takes work to build traffic, but it's also definitely doable.  It does depend on the type of content and how desirable it is for visitors.

        Hub Pages is a great place to test your theories about SEO, traffic, marketing, linkbuilding, and a niche.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image95
        Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Because Hubs have some authority with Google, links from HubPages TO your site are the best way to go. 

        If you've already identified a subject that attracts paying traffic, that's a good start.  If you've already written several Hubs on that subject, even better - because when you start the website, you can simply add a link to it from each of those Hubs and you have instant authority backlinks.

        Having a website doesn't have to be expensive.  The domain name is cheap as chips, it's only hosting you have to worry about - if you're unsure, you can pay by the month with hosts like Hostgator (though of course, you'll get a cheaper deal if you take the plunge and sign up).

  12. tritrain profile image74
    tritrainposted 6 years ago

    Do both.

  13. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 6 years ago

    Mix it up.

    Don't have all your eggs in one basket.

  14. 2besure profile image83
    2besureposted 6 years ago

    There is no reason you can not do both.  I have three websites and write of HubPages.  I make 100 times the money on HubPages than all three sites.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    I have very focused niche websites that all have blog components and make very good use of auto-updating datafeeds, so that I can add targeted products quickly.

    The blogs are not usually updated everyday (although the ones in the most competitive niches are), but are updated on a regular basis.

    HP is about 30 percent of my income and I want to reduce that to 10 percent. So I need to make more websites and fewer hubs this year.

    And no one writes my marketing copy, but me.

  16. lakeerieartists profile image73
    lakeerieartistsposted 6 years ago

    Nelle, what is an auto updating datafeed?