Which is more profitable on freelance writing websites? Quantity? Or Quality?
I've been posting to HubPages for almost 15 months, and I just joined Bubblews two weeks ago. Since both have their subtle differences, I tend to post different types of writing on each site. However, I'm not very profitable on either. No, it doesn't affect my resolve. Despite periods of discouragement, I don't plan to stop writing. I just wonder what is working though. I see people post a lot of articles with poor quality, and others post high quality stuff on an infrequent basis. So, which works best?
The answer is both. Writers must produce words that people read. Online writing is not very profitable in the first place, as you know. But the only way to make it pay is to write with quality that has usefulness.
Your writing will need to stick around for a long while in order to pay for itself. Quantitly will always be limited in its earning power.
Neither. It all depends on how good you are in exposing your articles (i.e., fb, twitter, etc.). Ever read that some people tend to brag that they are earning so much money but their works seem to be of low quality anyway? And writers who tend to write good quality articles are complaining they are not earning much?
I guess quantity works better with sites such as bubblews, but for quality articles, it will work better in hp, in the long run. That is considering that you'll get lucky.
Best of luck. Hope you find what works best for you.
BeatsMe is right in the sense that your ability to advertise will be the primary factor for making money. Having said that, it is my experience that successful hubs are a shot in the dark, especially if you aren't willing to find out what the latest search trends are. You never really know which article is going to hit it big, so in that regard, quantity wins out, simply because it's a shotgun approach to finding a searchable topic. Quality, while appreciated, doesn't help you bring in traffic.
As a freelance writer who works predominantly for online clients (but doesn't draw a profit from sites like these), I'd say quality every time. Writing quality articles is what garners you a great reputation as a writer - not to mention the fact that it's quality pieces that people actually want to read! You could churn out hundreds of articles on these sorts of sites but if they're sub-standard they won't stand the test of time.
That's my two cents worth anyway. I also agree that good online marketing has a big part to play. There's no use writing quality articles if nobody's going to read them after all!
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