Which is better? Writing for a site such as Hubpages or freelancing for Web publ

  1. Rhonda_M profile image84
    Rhonda_Mposted 5 years ago

    Which is better? Writing for a site such as Hubpages or freelancing for Web publications for a fee?

  2. chef-de-jour profile image97
    chef-de-jourposted 5 years ago

    You have to balance freedom of choice against deadlines and earnings potential. On HubPages you can write about what you know, what you are passionate about, and write the hub in your own time. For some writers this is paramount. Being free to choose the topic is all important too, because then you can concentrate on a niche area and build up a following or a core nucleus of hubs.

    Freelancing can be a very stressful occupation. You not only have a deadline to meet, you have a word count and probably a keyword target which can be irritating.
    Writing about something you're not interested in personally takes it out of you in time and the standards can start to drop. You see this all over the internet - budget articles pumped out at speed which often means bad grammar, weak sentence structure and an unreadable text.

    To be a successful freelancer means having a thick skin and hardened attitude. Some manage it but they have to work long hours churning out stuff on any topic- not a job I could sustain! Plus, the fees aren't that great if the work is online. Magazines and newspapers pay much more.

    HubPages allows you freedom but you won't become wealthy overnight, or even make a decent monthly income for the first few months (unless you're very savvy).

    1. Rhonda_M profile image84
      Rhonda_Mposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.I had been a print freelancer many years ago, and got burnt out from churning out stuff I didn,t care about just for the money .  I make a bit of coin here, had to lear seo etc, but do write what I want, and pay the bills doing other things.

 
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