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Why Financially Successful Writers Contribute To Multiple Websites

Updated on August 15, 2012

Success: Here You Come!

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Financial Success

Financially successful freelance writers contribute their online work to multiple websites.

The published pieces may be articles, blog posts, poetry or other genres. The websites may be "content farms" or otherwise. Though there is much diversity, the link between financial success of online writers and their contributions to multiple websites is not a coincidence.

By spreading your work over more than one site as a writer, you are afforded several advantages that increase your income and help build your portfolio. Financial success is defined as generating an income that allows you to still live comfortably after paying your bills.

Lower the Risks

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Lower Risks of Financial Difficulties

Writers who contribute to more than one website lower their risks of facing a financially difficult time.

You have likely heard the phrase, "Don't put all of your eggs into one basket". By spreading out your "eggs", or your published assignments, to a variety of platforms, you create a more secure financial platform.

Consider these worst-case scenarios:

  • You contribute to only one content farm for several months. One day, you try to log in to the site, only to find that it no longer exists! Your earnings for the month (and possibly longer) and your work are gone.
  • The website loses Google ranking when a new update occurs. Your daily page views decrease substantially, which causes your revenue share to plummet.
  • The online publisher decreases your upfront payments for articles without notice and offers no explanation. You now make half the money that you earned last month.

While you may never encounter these problems with the one place to which you contribute, it is a real possibility. There are risks in putting all of your faith and your assignments into only one place. By spreading out your published pieces, you lower the risks if the worst-case scenarios outlined above do occur; you would not have to start from scratch. You would still have articles safely earning revenue share at other sites. Lower the risks to increase opportunities of being financially successful.

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Show Versatility to Publishers

Writers who contribute to multiple venues are also more likely to be financially successful because they are more attractive to publishers. When you publish to a variety of sites, you need to be:

  • Organized
  • Self-motivated
  • Conscientiousness
  • Able to write in a variety of styles for different platforms
  • Able to meet needs of multiple publishers

By simply having your articles displayed at multiple sources online, you show publishers who are looking to hire that you possess the above qualities. You demonstrate versatility and the ability to multi-task by juggling demands of different online sources. You have a diverse portfolio. You are more likely to attract a publisher's interest and that means an increased opportunity for financial success.

Social Media Connections

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Build Online Connections

People who make a substantial income online generally have a strong social media network and a strong network within the websites' own communities. When you contribute to more than one platform, you are able to both strengthen and increase your network as you come across more people in the process.

When you join a second website, you may notice an overlap of some writers from the first site but there are also new people to whom you can connect.

Read the work of these new contributors and leave them feedback. Remember that taking interest in others builds connections for you. Within these relationships, you may develop agreements that you share each other's articles on social media networks and leave comments on newly published pieces. In turn, you increase your page views and reach a wider audience online. The result is increased earnings for you and more opportunity for financial success. Increase your connections further with each venue to which you contribute your work.

Poll Time!

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Linking Strategies and Success

Writers increase their income by writing for multiple sites as when when they use the platforms to build links for their articles. If you only contribute to one online publisher, you limit where you can post links to the articles. When you write for websites "A" and "B", you can create a backlink for an article at "A" within an assignment that you write for "B". You create more opportunities to showcase your published works.

Each time the backlink is clicked by a reader, you earn a page view on the second venue. If your pay is at least partially determined by number of page views of your pieces, then you are well on your way to financial success.

Your Journey as a Writer

By contributing to multiple websites, you are more likely to achieve financial success. Remember that the word "success" is not beyond your grasp. Writing is hard work and it does take time to build a portfolio of quality pieces. Be patient in your journey and stay positive!


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      Danielle Lopez 

      3 years ago from Spain

      Excellent hub. When I first started content writing, I only wrote for Helium. I eventually branched out and took on other content sites, such as Squidoo and Hubpages. I have seen numerous sites collapse, so it has been truly advantageous for me to consistently write for at least 3 sites at a time. That a way, in case one of the sites collapses, my family and I can still survive off of the earnings from the other sites until I find a new client or site. Thanks again for such an informative article!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      B. Leekley, the reason to write to different websites is many... For example, what if HP suddenly drops the rates of revenue? What if you wake up tomorrow and HP is no longer a site? Unfortunately as you do not own the site then you have to take those risks. By spreading content across multiple sites you see 1) which site works best for you and 2) which site is able to repay you socially and financially for your work. There is much to know and I'm glad you are reading hubs to learn more :)

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      Brian Leekley 

      5 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      Up, Useful, and Interesting. What are some of the websites for freelance writers besides HubPages that you recommend? I'm sorry if you already answered that in another reply or in another hub.

      What you say about putting one's eggs in more than one basket is so, but on the other hand taking time to write for another site would put my productivity even more behind at HubPages, meaning even longer before I have enough hubs to have enough traffic to finally break the $50 barrier. From what I've read, that usually takes circa a hundred hubs, and I'm not nearly halfway there yet. I've yet to make $5 in a month, with zero bankable so far. Isn't my best strategy to focus on getting over a hundred good quality hubs published and then start also contributing to other sites? Or? Have you contributed to more than one site all along, or did you publish 50 to 100 or more hubs first?

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      Christy Birmingham 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank-you Dwachira, Torrilynn, MarleneB, and Maralexa, for your kind comments and great feedback. Working for more than one publisher takes organization but is a great way to get your name out there and earn you even more recognition in the writing world. I wish you all success and appreciate your time.

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      Marilyn Alexander 

      5 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      Hi Christy. Not only do I value this hub, the comments and your responses have helped me immensely. Expanding my base makes sense. It would also allow me to expand some of the 'niches' in which I write. And, it also makes sense to start my own blog. I know - time, patience, and a plan! Thanks for this excellent hub with great advice. Thanks also to your smart and very gifted fans. I appreciate their comments too.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      5 years ago from USA

      This is a great hub. Your advice makes a lot of sense. While I am currently signed up to write for another publisher, I actively only write for HubPages right now. The one concern I have is exactly one that you mentioned - what if I arrive to sign in and all of a sudden HP is no longer in business? I've never known a company that gave people enough warning about stuff like that. So, it is a concern that is always at the back of my mind. Thank you for sharing your excellent knowledge with us. I think it is wise to think about what you have said.

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      5 years ago

      Thank you for this hub. I appreciate the usefulness of this hub. Helping us writers to benefit by earning money and continuing to write which is what we love to do.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 

      5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi ChristyWrites,

      I had to come here again and say lately i have joined oDesk and i have been selling few gigs at Fiverr. What you said is very true, when you join different sites you can sense an overlap among users almost immediately but as you get used to the sites you learn how to handle different types of online clients. The idea of contributing and earning from multiple sites is a bright one but it also requires a lot of hard work and dedication. Great write up, voted up, useful and shared with followers.

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks Cheeky Girl for the mentions of the other Websites (there you go Deerwhisperer!). Good point about guest blogging too :)

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      This is a great hub! Every reader and hubber should read this!

      Yes there are others like Infobarrel, Squidoo, Wizzley, Seekyt, and even a site called Topicspotter. But Hub Pages is the original and best!

      Guest blogging is another great way to earn income from writing and not much of a stretch from writing hubs! Just going to tweet this hub now! Cheers!

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      Brenda K Krupnow 

      5 years ago from Ravenden, AR

      Do you have any Websites that I might be interested in writing for? I write mainly fiction, ghost stories, and stories about my childhood; but I am quite versatile. Thanks so much for the useful hub. I voted up, and shared.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Yes Chuck, just make sure you submit high-quality articles at the sites rather than simply creating profiles and randomly writing. That way your reputation grows well.

      @jackie, thank-you!

      @Vinaya, I will look at your hub on writing. Not all websites require that you comment back or even comment on your own articles. HubPages does have that commitment. I am glad you stopped by to share your views from your experience, thank-you.

      @Rolly, happy retirement to you my friend!

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      Chuck Bluestein 

      5 years ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

      If you do a search for my name, you will see my articles on over a hundred different websites. I did that to get lots of different links to my website.

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      5 years ago from orange county, ca

      Very useful article- thanks :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      5 years ago from Nepal

      Christy, I agree with all of your good points. I have written a hub on similar topic, and here I want to share some bad points.

      You have to spend more time reading others work so that they will get back to you. People will never notice you until you read their works.

      You have to work hard to market and promote your works. Getting traffic becomes harder when you are involved with more than one site

      But anyways I liked your article. After reading this hub, I'm thinking to update my hub.


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      Rolly A Chabot 

      5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Christy... great advice Christy and one certainly to consider but where is the time these days... wait I have all the time in the world... retired now...

      Hugs from Alberta

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      Christy Birmingham 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Jane, thank-you! I appreciate your support and am glad you learn from what I write too.

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      Jane Carroll 

      5 years ago

      I don't currently write for any websites for pay but find the information very helpful in the event that I decide to start. Great article as always, Christy!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks @editorsupremo for stopping by to read. I appreciate that you took time to take a look. You are teaching me a lot about SEO and it is nice to share with you too. Having a niche is important in different places as you say; then you become the expert in the chosen topic. Take care and happy writing!

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      5 years ago from London, England

      A very good hub Christy. I commend you for putting it out there that writing for one directory is detrimental to your earning power for the very reasons you give.

      One thing a writer should do is to always have a backup in the event of a directory crashing. No.1 Rule ALWAYS keep a copy of the articles you write in a personal word file. This enables you to publish your article elsewhere in the event of a problem.

      Writing for multiple websites also enables you to write on different genres for different directories, for example, I write mainly about making money online and SEO on hubpages, but blog about diet and fitness. This generates a good income from two popular topics.

      Voted up and shared.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Angelo52, well it is not a matter of correct/not correct, but rather giving you financial security. Good job, I wish you success with your blogs!

      @ignugent17, yes more time indeed! :)

      @vespawoolf, Best of luck to you with your writing journey. Thanks for stopping by today.

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      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanks for the information. I currently write for a few different article websites plus a couple of my own blogs. Glad to see it is the correct thing to do.

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      5 years ago

      Thanks Christy for sharing this very inspiring hub. I agree with Mary too writers need more time. Voted up !

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      5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I can see that I need to widen out and write on other sites! Thanks for all the solid reasons...I'll look into it. Voted up and shared!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @mary, indeed. We are limited by time, but organization does help. I write for certain sites on certain days. Schedules and breaks help too. Wish you much success at HP :)

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      Mary Hyatt 

      5 years ago from Florida

      The only problem I have is TIME! There are not enought hours in a day to do all this. Wish I could.

      I voted this UP, etc.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Jo, Yes there is a lot to learn. Keep reading and you will be amazed how much you can absorb once you have the building blocks. As for Goggle (I'm sure you mean Google), I am surprised Chrome doesn't correspond with your PC. I really like the features. I do mean writing rather than affiliate work; in particular full-time freelance writers. Thanks for the comment, vote, and share as well.

      @fpherj48, hehe oh I see you are also friends with Bill & Bev :) They are great! You could still set goals for yourself here at HP, such as writing one hub a week (or more if able) and commenting on so many hubs a week. I agree that the community here is GREAT! I'm pleased to connect with you and thanks for your comment and read.

      @mandarmk9, Thank-you!

      @forlanda, Yes that latest update has affected my reads and I hope to move back up on Google again soon. I"m glad you have the right perspective and are managing your efforts well - best of luck to you in your journey.

      @Joan, welcome to the writing adventures. Remember to be patient and that is expected to be taking additional time as you are learning. We continue to learn a bit each day! Thanks for stopping by here.

      @bdegiulio Yes I remember we discussed before about WebAnswers and that is good that you are diversifying your efforts. Have you considered setting up your own blog? There are multiple writing sites and the key is to pick the one that best meets your needs. Thanks for your compliments!

      @howlermunkey, 50 is a great number to shoot for. Read through hubs and you will learn a lot from how you see hubbers set up their capsules and organize their work. Best of luck!

      @John, you are building quite a portfolio here at HP and doing well here. I am also at Helium and we can connect further if you return there. Thanks for your comment and connection.

      @Chris, I like to break down concepts into manageable bits of information. I'm glad for the positive feedback! Thanks for the share and *smiles* to you!

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      6 years ago

      You have outlined some great advice. I do have a couple of questions as to *websites*. Do you mean as an *affiliate* or actually writing an article? My second is the back links. Goggle is not friendly to my PC.

      I find it difficult to navigate..and I don't really like the features. :(

      There is so much out there to learn. I just now found blogger and Tumblr. :) Voted this up! Useful and interesting :) I shared on twitter..

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      6 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Hi Christy.....nice to meet you. This is a great hub! full of valuable info and advice.

      I started out here, not even knowing about the income possibilities. Pretty much didn't make it a priority or goal, once I became informed.

      Then, after awhile, I thought, "Heck, long as I'm loving this entire experience, why NOT look at the "money aspect" seriously?

      Well, the little Bit** on my shoulder said, "Because it probably ain't gonna happen, girl."

      Sometimes, she gets to me...and I believe her. So now, my attitude is....I just write and read and share and comment and continue to LOVE this Hub experience. & the HUBBERS.......if I make a few bucks, it's a BONUS.

      This is probably my most rational attitude......because if I intended to support myself here........I would be having mac & cheese every night with Bill & Bev........(after I've moved in with them)......Peace!

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      Mandar Karandikar 

      6 years ago from Ratlam, India

      Nice hub. Very useful. Thanks for all the info. Keep it up.

      :) Mandar

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      Juancho Forlanda 

      6 years ago from US of A

      Christy, good write up. Having all eggs in one basket has always been a major fear for me. Fortunately, I'm not quite dependent on my writing income yet, but with the way PANDA affected google searches recently, who knows what other changes would impact peoples ability to find your articles on HubPages.

      Definitely good advice.


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      Joan Veronica Robertson 

      6 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi, great Hub, I can only repeat what all these seeming hundreds of commenters have already said! I'm relatively new at this, and still very slow over producing Hubs, so diversifying should be more in the future for me, but a definite possibility, thanks for the reminder to keep on track!. Voted up, useful and interesting!

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      Bill De Giulio 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Christy, you always have such good advice. Every time I think I know what I'm doing here you manage to show me something new. Right now I'm only writing for HubPages although I do dabble in Webanswers. Maybe I should consider another publishing site? I think you are correct in that putting all of my eggs in one basket is risky. Thanks again.

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      Jeff Boettner 

      6 years ago from Tampa, FL

      Great Hub! Trying to establish a base here, but looking at other sites such as squidoo as secondary options. I have a hard time focusing, so Im trying to just stay focused on HubPages until I feel I have a solid base, then I'll try squidoo. I haven't even built my social networks yet, think I Have like 10 followers on twitter lol. Just want to hit 50 hubs, then we'll see where I go.

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      John Sarkis 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Christy, what an insightful and intuitive hub this one is.

      I used to write for Helium and Associated Content, but now I just write for HP. I might go back to them, but I'm not sure at this time. Helium and AC have potential, but I'm sticking with HP for now.

      Voted up - useful


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      6 years ago

      You've touched on so many great points! Diversity, backlinks, social networking... I love it. It's funny how mastering these basics is still the key to success. It doesn't have to be as complicated as we sometimes make it out to be.

      Thanks for another well-written and informative hub, Christy. I'm happy to share it with my followers.

      Aloha! =)

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @WhydThatHappen, yes there are many questions! The website to choose really does depend on your interests, what subject your write about, amount of time to devote... and more... I hope to write more on related topics here to help :) Your own domain is good when you have over 100 followers minimum, in my opinion, with regular commenters.

      @barbergirl28, There are several sites when you start to look around. I created a profile on Xomba but have yet to contribute.. ah the future! Hehe. Thanks for taking time to read, ponder, and comment :)

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      6 years ago

      I'm looking to expand into other websites but unsure of how to, or where to, make the move. What are some other stable, solid writing sites to join? and at what point does writing for your own domain become a smart move? Thanks for the great hub

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I think I heard someone say a few weeks ago how you shouldn't only contribute to Hubpages... and I immediately thought, I don't know how to differentiate between what I write for Hubpages and what I want to write for website B... (although I will admit I do belong to Xomba as well) But, I have a tendency to devote all my time to Hubpages because it has paid better. But maybe, just maybe, I need to start getting a little more active with Xomba again. Great article!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Chen, glad to hear that! I just connected with you here on HubPages and look forward to reading more of your work.

      @dwachira, Spreading out your income is also a good way to learn what you like and what works for you at certain sites. Thanks for the comment, votes, and share too!

      @Lisa, What a nice comment! I am pleased that my hubs are able to help you in your writing journey.

      @Happyboomernurse, Thank-you. I appreciate that you enjoy the words and the organization of the hubs. Feedback such as yours keeps me going!

      @bizwin, Time is indeed both our friend and our enemy! Sometimes in the same day... I appreciate the votes and comment here.

      @Rajan, You are doing so well in the writing world online. I see you getting many reads and kind comments here at HubPages and I am so happy for you.

      @onlinecashdigest, Do you have your own blog yet? I find that is a great way to make new connections, showcase your resume, and create backlinks to your hubs as well.

      @TT, awe! No charge but I do like to receive smiles :) One per read please!

      @Cathleena, you are on the right track for sure! Posting to Facebook and other social media websites is very important - get those hubs read! Thanks for sharing your insights to add to this hub.

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      Chen Suen 

      6 years ago from Arcadia, California

      Great hub! I'm working on writing on more sites and doing exactly what you suggest. Thank you for the info!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      This is really great helpful article, your approach of worst-case scenarios is very true. I will definitely reconsider my moves. Thanks. Voted up, useful and shared with followers.

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      6 years ago from Northeast Texas

      Christy this was a very informative hub. Gave me a lot to think about. I am going to share. I also saw several of your other hubs that I am off to read. Thanks for all the tips. I voted up, useful and interesting.


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      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      Great article. You've given powerful reasons for contributing to multiple websites.

      I like the graphics that you chose and it looked like many people have taken the poll.

      Voted up, useful and interesting. Also shared.

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      Christabel Evans 

      6 years ago from England, UK

      Excellent advice on diversifying our online writing business. Two is better than one, that is if you have enough time to take care of them. Very useful, voted up and across.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Wonderful and useful tips. All writers should have an alternative back up in case one site goes down. I write for 2 other sites and do back link to my hubs. However my major writing is done at hubpages as the community interaction is instant and caring. This apart , I find time too short to write as often for the other sites.

      Voted up, useful and interesting. Shared the hub.

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      6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Any suggestions for a good alternative to Hubpages so that I have variety. I have not found a good one that is commensurate to the quality of Hubpages.

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      Terrye Toombs 

      6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      And another great hub by Christy to be bookmarked and studied to death while wondering how I can make a million writing. :) Seriously, do you charge extra for awesomeness? :) VUMS.

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      Cathleena Beams 

      6 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

      I write for HubPages mostly now since I seem to do better here than the other places that I've tried. One thing that I do now is to write the article in a word document saved to my computer before publishing it in a hub since I had written at one time for Google's Knol which has now been ditched. Luckily, I hadn't posted very much with them. I would be pretty devastated if HubPages went away the way that they did. I do use other websites for my article links pretty regularly, primarily Facebook. I think the main thing is that you need to be able to work the sites you post on regularly, and they need to be high traffic sites so that your posts just won't sit out there in nowhere land, which is about as effective as shouting in the wind.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Skywriting, so glad you agree with this advice. I am accepted to Skyword but have not contributed yet. Diversity of a portfolio is key so that is nice your company has this!

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      6 years ago

      I completely agree that diversity should be a best practice for freelance writers -- beyond providing a padded wallet, a wide portfolio demonstrates adaptability and resourcefulness :). One of my favorite parts about recruiting writers for my company (Skyword) is that we have a range of topics and clients, so if one program ends there will always be others to apply to.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @CJWood, have you considered starting your own blog? That may help you to bring in some extra revenue as well. I am pleased you enjoyed the read here.

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      Christopher J Wood 

      6 years ago from Florida, USA

      Great hub! Well written and informative. You certainly have me rethinking my plan to concentrate on writing for one site. Voted Up!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Bishop, yes it is important to diversify where you write online. I am pleased that readers support the hub. Thanks for stopping by to read.

      @Nell, You are quite successful at HP and that is great to see :)

      @CR, Try spending a few hours a week adding backlinks and updating your work; you may see new views as a result! Thanks for the comment.

      @Teaches, Glad you find the information helpful. The vote is appreciated!

      @Shampa, Start slowly to branch out and you may be pleasantly surprised by the results. Do stay at HubPages though as it is a great website with many benefits. Thanks for the votes and comment too.

      @Jainismus, How nice, thank-you!

      @Anamika, I agree about diversity. I just read your ghost blogging hub and wish you much success with your career.

      @Kelley, Glad to see that you are trying to diversify when you are able to do so. Thanks for the vote, comment, and smile :)

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      6 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Hmm...this is nice and the voting pole really showed how many people do publish on different websites. Your advice is solid and I see that there's proof in the pudding.

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, like billy I tend to stick to hubs, I have joined others over the last few years, but get bored with them! lol! so I will never be rich! great article, nell

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      Pamela Hutson 

      6 years ago from Moonlight Maine

      I have revenue-sharing writing all over the web, but it's hard to focus when your content is all over the place. I could spend 15 hours a day online linking this to that and slapping up more content but then my brain would fall out in about a week! Great advice, good hub, thanks!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I appreciate hearing this information and thank you for the advice. I see that most of (over 44%) do write within four sites. I need to keep on top of those suggestions. Voted up.

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      Shampa Sadhya 

      6 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      It is a very useful and informative hub. I have only HP to talk about Though, I have joined a few more but never wrote one for any of them. It's because I never found one which is easy to handle like HP. I usually get confused but your hub is an eye opener. I have to spend time to set them right. Thanks for writing a very helpful hub.

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 

      6 years ago from Pune, India

      Great Hub with tips. Voted up and shared with followers.

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      Anamika S Jain 

      6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      As an ex Banker and someone who is successful financially, I would say that one should not put all the eggs in one basket. Diversification can help to lower the risks and be more successful. Had I not ventured into Ghost Blogging, I don't think I would have been where I am.

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      6 years ago

      What you said here Christy is so true! But so far I've had trouble having enough time to expand out of HubPages. I have written a couple articles on Squidoo and Wizzley but they didn't do much so keep my focus here. Voted up and shared! Kelley

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @boundarybathrooms, HubPages unfortunately doesn't let us change our usernames after created. Yes, a second account sounds great, best of luck!

      @P For Peony, Nice that you can make some extra money with your writing :)

      @jm72writes, The cross-linking can really help increase your income. Glad to hear you find this hub useful for you.

      @Randomcreative, I appreciate the positive feedback. Branching out can be a good thing :)

      @Xenonlit, You are busy, good for you! I also have a Helium profile and a blog - we have similar interests. Thanks for connecting with me.

      @DzyMsLizzy, four blogs, wow! Perhaps you could concentrate on building up one of the blogs in addition to writing for HubPages? Begin to diversify gradually and I hope you do well! Thanks for the votes and comment.

      @Rebecca, Awesome! Best of luck to you this summer, keep me posted how it's going :)

      @Victoria, I appreciate that! It is so nice to get positive feedback.

      @Doreen, you are a smart cookie, you are :)

      @editorsupremo, I see that we do think alike! Thank-you so much.

      @Trinity, branch out slowly and you may find another source of income. HubPages is a great community though, I agree :)

      @Peggy, Thanks for sharing your experience. You rock at HubPages by the way!

      @Josh, you have a blog too? Feel free to connect in the blog world as well, my blog Poetic Parfait is linked on my HP Profile.

      @Sampsons1, thank-you. Glad to hear you find the hub useful for you.

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      Thomas Mulrooney 

      6 years ago from Colne, Lancashire, UK

      Some great tips, thanks! At the moment I'm writing content for a company (see my username) but I've been writing under my own name on the Internet for quite some time. I will open a second account eventually, but I wish I'd chosen my real name for this account in the first place!

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for this well-written hub! I've never really considered having multiple sites to write on, cause I mainly do it out of leisure. But it's a thought! (A little passive income won't hurt hehe)

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      6 years ago from Missouri

      Great hub! I totally agree with what you said. I worry too much about what might happen to stick with just one site, but I also appreciated your point about social networking through multiple sites. I haven't paid as much attention to that aspect, but I will be more conscious of it now.

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      Rose Clearfield 

      6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great topic for a hub, Christy! All of your points here are valid and well explained. It can be so easy to get into an easy routine of only writing for 1-2 sites that you really like, but in the long run it's always better to diversify a little more. Thanks for all of the helpful tips.

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      6 years ago

      I started at Helium, set up at Wordpress and blogger, went to AC, now Hub Pages. Now that I have my own book, I started my own website to publicize it. Helium is the only place where I make any steady money, but I did invest a lot of my time there. This is an interesting hub and I agree that a person should try lots of things.

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      Liz Elias 

      6 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Interesting, indeed. I was for a short time writing for Demand Media Studios and Textbroker as well as here. Textbroker's rates were all over the place, determined by the final client, and most were too low to bother with for the amount of work required, and they had some dubious clients who wanted you to basically copy and re-word someone else's website. (No thank you!)

      Demand Studios has a ridiculously long list of reference sites you are not allowed to a bunch of other equally long lists of must do's; may not do's and such that make the topics nearly impossible to complete.

      So, I abandoned them both in favor of Hub Pages, where I am free to write what I want about what I know, instead of being forced into pre-determined titles. I've been so busy writing here that my 4 blogs have become neglected with no new entries in over a year! Maybe I should divvy up my time, and get back to my blogs!

      Very well-written article--voted up, interesting, useful and shared.

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This really hits home for me Christy! I am just getting ready to venture out into more writing sites and my son is helping me set up my blog almost as we speak. I am trying new places to write all Summer. Thanks, this gives me a boost of confidence!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Great hub, great information! I've been trying to spread my eggs out more these days. Thanks for the affirmation that this is a good thing. Everything you say makes sense. Well done. Voted up among others. Sharing, too!

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      6 years ago

      Awesome job as usual Christy! I think too many writers fall into the trap of settling into a site and then when that site encounters problems they fall into a really bad feast/famine cycle. I learned very early on to not depend on anything online ;)

    • editorsupremo profile image


      6 years ago from London, England

      Excellent hub Christy. As you rightfully said, it is essential for a writer to diversify and not put all of his eggs in the same basket if he wants to be financially successful.

      Voted up and share with all.

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      Trinity M 

      6 years ago

      As always a very interesting and insightful hub. I agree that one should diversify, something I already do but should do more of. I’ve become a bit attached to Hub Pages and that’s not always a good thing. Voted up and shared. :)

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I only write for HubPages and have dabbled in WebAnswers. Now HP has a Q&A similar to WebAnswers so it is tempting to keep all my eggs in one basket...and yet, I know you are right. It is a matter of time to also be considered. Now...if I didn't have to sleep, I could do even more. :) Voted up and useful.

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      LOL at Bill, here I come to comment for Christy, and you make me laugh out loud, heheeh too funny! Ok back to Christy, excellent job, yes I am with Bill, I only do hubpages, and a blog, but this has encouraged me to step out more!

      Good job Christy, my new hub friend! Voted up and awesome!

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      6 years ago from Tennessee

      Very good read and advice. I see I need to do more. Voted up, useful and interesting...

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Barbara, HubPages is a great site, don't get me wrong, but variety is good to have. Nice of you to stop by today.

      @rfmoran, I also am trying to work on my blog more. Feel free to connect in the blog world too, my blog link is on my profile :)

      @LaThing, Great comment, thanks!

      @Marc, Yes you have great variety in where you write. I hope you publish again soon on HP as you have been doing so well here!

      @JKenny, I worry if I put my eggs into one basket and wanted to share my thoughts using this hub. Thank-you for the comment and for connecting with me. Take care.

      @sandonia, Blogs are a great way to add to your income. WordPress provided a free platform and you can create a blog within 10 minutes (no lie!).

      @collegedad, Thanks for the supportive comment and vote. Variety is good and I wish you much success.

      @Ronna, Yes you are able to backlink within the text of the hub and at the end of the hub too. Welcome to HubPages :)

      @DS Duby, It may be worth going back to your hubs and adding in relevant links. Backlinks are a great bonus when you write for various publishers. I appreciate your support here by the way!

      @Bill, don't discount your contributions on YouTube and your book. You do contribute to various platforms. You are doing so well at HP my friend, I am happy for your success!

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      Barbara Badder 

      6 years ago from USA

      Thanks for reminding me that I shouldn't just put all of my efforts into Hubpages.

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      Russ Moran - The Write Stuff 

      6 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Great Hub. Voted up and useful. I write on my blog only occasionally since I joined HP 3.5 months ago. I should do more

    • LaThing profile image


      6 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Great information, Christy. Very helpful...... Thanks for sharing!

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      Marc Babineau 

      6 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      I write for 5 revenue share sites, 3 publisher-driven sites and 2 different blog hosting sites, and i still feel like that's not enough. I have gone through major downfalls in income from the RS sites, from over $8 a day to less than $0.25 a day too! Your hub mirrors my experiences writing online - great hub!

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      James Kenny 

      6 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Yep, I'm one of probably a large number of people who solely write for Hubpages. I have tried to broaden my horizons, but I enjoy writing for this site so much, its so easy to do and I like all of the people on here, which is a very big bonus. Thanks Christy, for giving us a timely reminder.

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      6 years ago

      I completely agree with everything you've written. I have also shared the concerns you mentioned with writing for one place. This has often made me wonder if I would be better off going it alone on my own site. Though, it can be difficult to build an audience that way.

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      6 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      Very informative Christy. I need to expand my writing to other site, but have trouble finding the time to conquer new site interfaces and creating additional content. Maybe it's time for me to diversify my efforts. Voted UP and shared!

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      Ronna Pennington 

      6 years ago from Arkansas

      Thank you! I've been afraid to backlink since I'm new here. That will help soooo much!

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      DS Duby 

      6 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Christy I couldn't agree more with this article, these are the reasons I continue to write for multiple sites, though I still need to take your advice and link some of my articles from here and let's say Yahoo from time to time. It's just another one of those great insights that never occurred to me. Thank you voted up, useful and interesting.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well there you go! I'll never be successful because I'm toiling for HubPages alone! Now I can tell Bev why we eat mac n cheese every single night. LOL

      Great hub as always, Christy!


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