It seems the last few days I have been seeing more and more where people say there is no money to be made here.
Really it is just like anything else. You will eventually get out what you put in.
I earn money basically two ways on the internet. First way is through affiliate marketing and the second is through Adsense.
I have two other accounts here at Hubpages which I use for affiliate marketing. I dont write apammy content, all the hubs are quality and both author scores are in the 90s
I drive outside traffic to these hubs with my article writing. I choose keywords that are buying keywords.
Hubpages is probably one of the best tools on the internet to help make money. However just like any other tool out there it will only work as well as the person using it.
Dont give up on hubpages, just learn to use it properly and I bet you will be very happy with the results.
Hmm I think I should write a hub going into more detail as to exactly how I use hubpages to make money.
Anyways just my 2 cents
I am only here for writing, if I make money it will be a bonus.
Dale, what I find frustrating is that these are the same people who think you must follow everyone who follows you, you must read and comment on all their Hubs, and you must reply to every comment you get.
If they only stood back and thought about it, they'd see that the Hubbers who make money are the ones who take the community for what it is - a nice break from the hard work of Hubbing, not the main purpose of being here. If they spent their time writing Hubs and promoting off-site instead of being sociable with other Hubbers, they'd do a lot better.
I'd be the first to agree that having the community involvement is part of what makes HubPages good, but it seems to be getting badly out of proportion. Let's face it - the forums could disappear and they could disable all our comments boxes and remove the ability to follow, and we'd all still be making money.
Yeah. That's exactly what I've been trying to focus on lately. I came here to write, then i got all distracted by the forums. Which has happened to me before in other places, I must admit.
So now I'm trying to get some work done. It is time consuming just trying to figure it all out, and I know it's going to be a long time before I get it. Plus I have a bad habit of wanting to write about stuff I know I won't make any money on. So I'm trying to figure out what I mostly want to focus on and do, whether or not i should have multiple accounts and that kind of stuff, I still don't understand most of the tricks and tools of the trade, etc etc.
But playing around too much in the forums, I'll never get anything done. I never want to see my name in any of the top ten forum participation lists again.
...unless a really good thread topic comes up that week.
LOL! Pandora, if you want to write about something, write about it. If it's something you're in the mood for, it won't take that long to bash out a Hub and get it out of our system - and you may be surprised. I've learned that the Hubs which make money aren't always the ones you expect.
I recommend new Hubbers to take a scattergun approach - write about a whole range of stuff and see what works. Finding a niche is not easy, and HubPages gives us an edge because we can test things out easily - Hubs are one of the few places that get attention from search engines even if you're not actively promoting them.
But Marisa, you spend such an awful lot of time on the forums.
But they are irrisistable, aren't they?
So, you think you'd be doing better if they weren't here?
I've been struggling for years! Where should I go?
"You will eventually get out what you put in." So true Dale. It takes time and work. I enjoy writing so I always get something from it. I make very little money but that is my own doing or should I say...not doing.
I've seen them too Dale. The funny ones are coming from people who have signed up here for less than a week wanting to know when they're going to get paid.
I wrote a hub on how I earn online "secret to my success" and I can assure anyone that it takes time and effort to earn a steady income. For some, it's not worth the wait but for all involved, it's what you do while you're waiting that counts.
Reading such reviews from time to time ensure us not to give up. Dale thanks for reassurance, this is very important when you still are on the learning curve. Hubpages is great only if you have PATIENCE.
Luckily I don't need hubpages to make money and if I did I would be in the poor house because I'm not a gifted writer or really very creative.But I have fun here and try to do a hub or two hoping I don't make a complete ass of myself!!
hahahhah true that, i haven't made a single penny on this lol
I actually love the writers who write here just to write. They come up with some of the greatest hubs.
Luckily I dont count on any of the internet to make money. Would be too stressful. I make money because I decided I wanted to make that commitment.
I haven't been here long but I can see from the amount of work people are putting in that it will take me a long time to make money. I also need to spend about a week just reading all the information on how to make the hubs as profitable as possible. It is more satisfying when it takes hard work to make some money. Get rich quick schemes never work for me.
I make a fair bit on Hubpages, there is money to be made, but you do have to put the hours in, as with everything.
Oh, we are supposed to make $$?jk, lol. I prefer to think of HP as a supplement to my own $$ and writing is far more enjoyable than the promotion efforts that must go hand in hand also but ok. I agree, don't give up on HP but for lots of $$, one will not find it here unless willing to seriously commit the time and effort.
I never came here to make money, but just for the pure love of writing. I know I don't have too many hubs, but I've put my heart and soul (and lots of research) into all of them. I do keyword optimize them because readership is what matters more to me than anything else, and do manage to get a decent amount of traffic on them (along with a bit of money!)
Having said that, I realize with passing time, that 'online' writing has it's limitations, and that commercial hubs will certainly do better than just creative writing. Hence, I've started exploring other writing avenues...and even hope to write a book one day!
If I ever do make money on hubpages, I'll take myself out to buy ice cream or something. My biggest focus is composing and songwriting, but my hubpage stuff helps to tie it all together. I'm working on coordinating the two as things develop. If I get it all together, I might be able to make money here, but so far, it's more an experiment. Enjoyable one, too.
At this point, after nearly two years and 115 hubs, I guess I should thank my lucky stars that Hubpages isn't charging me money to write here. I would not say that I have given up, but if my goal had been to make money, I would have better spent my time doing something else.
It's a great place to publish anything you want for free. It's a good place to make new friends and new contacts. It's a great way to learn about what is available on the internet. For some people, it may be a good place to earn, too. But that's an exclusive group of hard working people who know what they're doing. Just putting in the time is not necessarily going to get you there.
I love the ones who complain about not making any money then you look at their profile and all they have are terrible hubs on "How to make money online".
It is interesting that none of you mention any dollar amounts.
The Tax man is not here.
Why would the dollar amount matter? The funds you create is completely up to the individual to figure out. This is called setting a goal?
A Overall Goal to Get To?
A Monthly Goal to Get To?
A Weekly Goal to Get To?
Plus, the integrated network of other tools(companies) to use is wide open and openly discussed here in the forum.
Those who need more information...should be doing the research(effort) to find out what and who to listen to.
There are plenty of people making $1,000 or more a month and that is because they put the most amount of effort in and they did what they needed to learn the process.
Just my thoughts.
There are many get rich scams advertized on TV on the Net. And not a single real person making money.
I did want to make money on here but since that it isn't happening I am just here to write now...I am trying my hand now at Amazon but that isn't panning out either so eh if I make money I do if not I don't...
At one time, and I am talking about 7 years ago or so, I had a couple of webites where I sold catalog items. I made some money, but it truly was time consuming trying to drive quality traffic to those sites. I am just saying that making money on the internet does take effort and know how.
I am new to hub pages, and have enjoyed the wide variety of writings and high skill levels of the authors. I hope to improve my writing skills and plan to stay, whether I make money or not. Just my two cents worth.
'Let's face it - the forums could disappear and they could disable all our comments boxes and remove the ability to follow, and we'd all still be making money.' Yes, so much more money. And we wouldn't have to worry our little heads about things like etiquette.
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