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Writing For Passion OR Writing For Profit

Updated on December 30, 2011

Passion or Profit?

 It is a good question. Do you write for passion? Or do you write for profit? Do you love writing? Or do you love the money that writing makes for you?

Of course not all of us who are writing purely for profit are making a profit. Tis the truth and bottom line. Most join hubpages with the unique thought that if they write a hub the "money will come" right?

I know when I found the video on YouTube not that long ago, I joined hubpages purely with the thought of making money with my google AdSense. Though don't get me wrong, I love writing and it has always been a passion for me. But I'll be brutally honest, I wish I could make tons of money in my writings. Though I have seen a dramatic increase to my blog and here on hubpages in traffic, I have not had any change really in my AdSense earnings. Most days I log into AdSense the amount shown is: $0.00. And yet I'm here still plugging away almost everyday, writing about something that has gotten my attention.

I enjoy writing. And the inspiration for my writing comes in many different ways. I could be just logging into my Yahoo account to check my email and there is an article on Yahoo News that catches my attention, or MSN even. Or just by watching some retarded reality show, I'll find myself analyzing everything and writing about it for the pure joy of making fun of it. It's how I write.

I have no niche (sort of speak) I don't have one particular topic that I have a passion for. Maybe I just have a passion for learning, reading and then writing about it. I don't understand it myself, so don't ask.

I'll be the first to tell you that I have no idea what SEO (search engine optimization) really means, or how to learn about it. I have google analytics, but couldn't tell you how to utilize it. (It's very confusing to me) I know about keywords, but don't really know what the heck to do with them. And even back linking... I mean what the heck is back linking? (SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN) And it's not that I wouldn't love to learn how to utilize all of these tools that are right at my finger tips, I just really don't get them!

So to answer my own questions... I write for both passion and profit. Though I see no profit, I'm hopeful that one day (hopefully soon) that my passion for writing will turn a profit. I'm not the type of person to give up just because everyday my adsense is staring back at me with $0.00. Eh money is just money. Though I would be the first to love to see big figures I'm not holding my breath. If it's meant to be, it will be.


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    • gqgirl profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Georgia

      Ty so much K-Lyric!

    • K-Lyric profile image


      6 years ago

      Great stuff loved it

    • Aley Martin profile image

      Alice Lee Martin 

      8 years ago from Sumner, Washington,USA

      My take on writing is to write for passion first, and if you happen to make money, that is an added benefit! To write merely for profit disappoints when nothing comes to fruition. Best of luck to all writers, it is a jungle out there!

    • gqgirl profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks so much to both of you for your insight and for coming to my hub! :) Hope to see more of you and will be checking out your writings myself :) Have a wonderful 4th of July!

    • blackreign2012 profile image


      8 years ago

      This was a nice piece. I write for passion purely.. I have always loved writing. The way a poem or story comes to life with a simple stroke of the pen. I have no use for adsense just the positive feedback on my writing is enough for me...

    • Timmy Octavian profile image

      Timmy Octavian 

      8 years ago

      Great hub! I face the profit/passion dilemma myself. I guess passion wins out though because I find myself still writing even when I'm not making any money lol.

      And by the way, if you keep plugging away those Adsense zeros will over time turn into some dollars, it just takes awhile at first.


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