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?
Hubpages is a great income source, but websites are a saleable asset.
I think that hubpages is a great site to earn passive income.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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