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Have to wonder if writing here is worth the effort...


Okay, I have tried just about everything to get natural traffic but to no success. I get the whole "write better hubs, longer hubs, seo friendly hubs" etc. but this just feels wrong to spend an enormous amount of time in the hope of getting somewhere with no viewable progress in the present. No one gets a free lunch, but it seems as though Hubpages expects you to perform work now to maybe be paid at a later time. Getting tired of chasing that dangling carrot, from experiences on other writing sites you can get natural views from absolute garbage but can't get it from good articles here.

 

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Chloe Davis Smith (nochance) says

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    Theresa Ast (phdast7) 3 years ago

    Well said nochance. I agree with you wholeheartedly and your response was much nicer than mine. :)


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Poon Poi Ming (WalterPoon) says

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    thom w conroy 3 years ago

    Let's see - Gather.com Triond Helium and tons more. Half of the Squidoo Lens are nothing more than one big advertisement with little or no information of value to anyone over the age of 8.


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Theresa Ast (phdast7) says

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    Faceless39 3 years ago

    I totally agree. I have always written whatever I'm interested in at the time, and take each hub as a lesson and learning experience. I make money, and I learn in the process. Bravo!

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LoisRyan13903 says

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    thom w conroy 3 years ago

    I agree with you to a certain extent, but mortgaging your time in the present for an expected future return from writing online is setting yourself up for a tremendous disappoint. Witness Factoids and most recently Gather as models......


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Dorothy Cooper (dorothy0328) says

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    Poon Poi Ming (WalterPoon) 3 years ago

    $600 for 25 hubs? That's a lot of money! But is that pre-Panda or post-Panda? Would be glad to hear how much you made since February 2011.


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    Poon Poi Ming (WalterPoon) 3 years ago

    Robbie, your first reason is also one of my reasons. In fact, all your reasons are also my reasons, LOL.

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    thom w conroy 3 years ago

    With 3 Hubs written how do you know this to be true?????????????

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    Theresa Ast (phdast7) 3 years ago

    You should not be free labor and probably then HP really isn't worth the effort, because whether you make any substantial money on here is very iffy and very difficult. Good luck. :)