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If someone wanted to buy your profile and hubs for $5 per hub; would you sell it out?
No, I would not. I am happy to leave them here.
Sure. That's more than they're making me right now, although I would feel a little bad for the buyer that got cheated!
Even now, my Hubs have far better earnings potential than that.
This means that you can easily make over a 1000 hucks with your current number of hubs.
Well,yes. It's quite possible my HubPages income will be down by 50% this year - but that will still be over $1,000. And bear in mind, I'm not really one for backlinking either.
You meant to say:
"....1000 hucks with your current number of bubs."
Definitely not. Most hubs don't mature until they have been published around 9-12 months. Then they will stay in the rankings for the next 3/4 years earning you money. To sell for $5 a hub would be a total cop out and a big loss in earnings potential to you. Stick with what you have.
I wouldn't sell it. I just sold another company all of my old articles because I needed money, but now I'm a little sad about it.
Only if Simone wanted to buy it. . . .but she'd still have to pay more than that.
No. Whether its earning or not, its my writing and I would be gutted if it suddenly belonged to someone else
Since that would amount to at least 3 years income on here, I would be highly tempted to accept!
It's tempting but most likely not for me. Great question and thought provoking!
It depends on a number of factors including - what the niche is and whether you have a personal attachment to the articles you've written.
It also depends upon how much you value (and the market rewards you) for your work to date and its future potential.
Good question .....
No way would I sell. It's not just the money. I have two blogs that I've had for over a year and both do quite well which I think is odd considering they are not keyword optimized (I started them before I knew about keywords).
Just discovered the other day (I don't pay attention too often!) that my profile, where they are listed, has a PR of 4 and that is a tremendous boost to any link I put there.
Which brings me on the question - what is an acceptable number of links to put on our profiles?
I just bought this profile plus hubs for a little over fifty dollars the lot. The guy was desperate - he hadn't been making much. tbh - most of what he's written is a bit rubbish, and the other stuff is even worse - but I'm loaded from doing autoblog scams and it saved me from thinking up a profile name.
What I plan to do is republish the articles in China where the recycled and repetitve jokes may be useful in studying Western cliches for language schools.
I will never sell. I get attached to things easily and I love everything I've written, even if no one is reading them. I spend hours researching my subjects, more time in putting the article together, more time editing, more time in making it purty and all.
So, it would be like selling my own baby... over my dead body!
Oh well, not for $5 anyways.
Any of my crappy ones, which there are several may have a chance. But the top half that I spent some time on.. Definitely not. Even the crappier ones, I'd probably say no.
would Da Vinci sell for $5?
would Picasso sell for $5?
$6 maybe.. but $5 is an insult!
Some of my hubs have made me $1000, some $200.
You won't know for 3 years which ones are bringing in lots of money.
On the other hand I'm sure I have some which haven't even made me $0.01... I'd sell those, but for $50
You can never tell when a hub will suddenly become popular, or you feel like tweaking it and it makes a difference.
Hubs are like little babies... they're yours. Don't sell them! (unless the price is right).
I have no "emotional attachment" to pretty much most of my Hubs, and I'd probably sell most of them at the drop of a hat for the right price - but $5 or $10 a Hub wouldn't be the "right price" because it wouldn't be in my own best financial interest, based on what they (combined) do already earn me each year. I'd probably never sell them as one, big, lump, though. They're too different. Some of them I'd never have written for an upfront, one-time, pay as low as $10. With others, I'd want to keep any potential they have for myself. As for the profile, itself, and separate from the Hubs - not for sale. That identity and "personality" (for whatever it's worth) is "me". Silly as it may be to a lot of people who aren't worried about at least presenting their online business from a standpoint of authenticity (or one sort or another), I have "thing" about the concept of passing off a profile someone didn't create/think up himself as the person readers are dealing with when/if they do something like comment or e.mail. Here's where some "emotional attachment" may come in: I think that if anyone reads my profile, checks out the Hubs, clicks on anything I have under this name, etc., he'll probably recognize that all is authentic. I might show another side of my "authentic self" on another profile somewhere, but it's still authentic. Silly as it may seem, I'm kind of proud of that authenticity that goes with whatever I write anywhere. That's what's not for sale. I figure that if anyone wants to use a phony profile, he can think up his own and sees how he does with it (and maybe he'll do really well; maybe his profile will smack of fake. It's all fine and not my business). I wouldn't want anything I've come up with out of my own authenticity being used in that kind of "operation". I've had one offer or another on that kind of thing, and I've always found it kind of "yukky" (well, very yukky ). I mean... if someone is going to try to pass of other people's writing as his own, and earn from it - can't he at least come up with his own fake profile?
I'm really hoping that what you guys are saying about hubs maturing is true. I'm currently doing lots of backlinking and keyword tweaking to try and get more traffic but my earnings don't seem to be anything like what other people are saying :-(
Heck no! My hubs may earn that much in a single month when you count both Adsense and Amazon!
My Work is a Statement...
How do you value the statement of a Pearldiver?
It is unique, original and thought provoking!
Mind you.... Selling it could be a Greater Statement however...
Why Not? Perhaps if it was auctioned on E-Bay as: Unicorn Crap - Poetically Wrapped!
I would not sell them,the profile or hubs. However I might if the price and subject was right, write for someone else to publish.
My hubs are mostly based on things I have experience of so they feel like they belong to me and could not be altered by anyone else (well,I would not like that).
That does not mean they will always be Hubs (and remain here) there is a chance they will be moved to a different place in the future. One that I will have more control of and also which will give me the ability to gauge changes without so many things in a state of flux at one time. I want any mistakes make to be my own fault or be ones that are beyond my control, that would be a sort of learning curve.
For a long time I have had a hunch that the competitions run here that produced a lot of hubs on similar themes in a short space of time, might have made the Panda effect worse. I kept quiet about this because what do I know? (Not much about the internet it is true.)
Now the HubMob is on its final run and the subjects for writing on that and also for the last competition were almost 'non-specific' and broad based subjects/topics. Hence there was no massive influx of hubs on a particular topic.
When you see your viewings fluctuate that does not seem to bad, but when they tumble,rise and then plummet you have to start making choices. I will not remove all my hubs, but a lot have been deleted or unpublished and no new ones have taken their place. It is not about taking a moody stance, it is more about losing heart in putting time and effort in to replace writing that had taken time and effort to produce in the first place. Quality and constant improvement was what I had been trying to achieve all along.
NO, I will put them in my other sites or other sites!
NO! First of all, my profile really says nothing personal about me except why I'm on hubpages. Second, my hubs and poetry are of my personal experiences, put here because it looked like a nice, safe place to share them. I don't hub for money. So, no, not even for $500,000 a hub. It would be like selling my soul.
I suppose I better point out I was joking. Just in case anyone thinks the fake character with the dodgy profile picture is anything but genuine, in a sincerely fake way of course.
I think some fake is fine. (I'm not really planet Earth either, but I'm guessing people have figured that - and yours - out, just as we both had in mind.) As you've so cleverly (as always) pointed out, there's "sincerely fake". Then there's "obviously fake". Then, though, there's the kind of fake that "sincerely" pretends to be real. That's the stuff that (as my above "rant" probably suggests) has me thinking that, after soaking in it for four/five years, I really need to take a long vacation from the Internet. (Occupational hazard, I guess. )
Nice fakes in there Lisa. Forums are tough, the internet is tough - lot of fakes around.
But you can still spot the real people. And those connections go a long way to making up for the rubbish that's around.
On the subject of selling anything. Nah, this is mine. Not for sale.
I would suggest you keep a % of ownership for revenue purposes and not a total loss in the event they suddenly take off n making lots of $$
I'd be willing to negotiate. Some of my hubs aren't worth $5 but some of them are.
Besides, I would take that money and reinvest it right back in to my website or something.
I don't make big bucks on Hubpages, I make big bucks on my websites and use Hubpages to supplement them.
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