Sunday, January 9, 2011

Writing Jobs, Online Copywriting Jobs: HubPages

HubPages is an online writing platform and online community where people are given the freedom to produce content of their choosing—excluding offensive and adult content, of course. Each published article on HubPages was called a "hub" which is essentially a mini webpage. Hubs can be customized with links, text, images, videos, polls, and more.

Update: I no longer write with HubPages. I still have an account with them, but I have since dedicated more time to Freelance Lady and private writing gigs.

Writing job/Online copywriting work at home with HubPages.

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I submitted only two posts on HubPages and barely saw any results. Those who produce content regularly and participate in the online community on HubPages see more earnings than those who publish a post and then leave it to gather dust.

Does HubPages pay you to write?

Not exactly. But don't get discouraged just yet!

While HubPages itself doesn't pay writers, it allows you to sync account like Google Adsense, Amazon Associates, and eBay Affiliates to your hub(s). When people click on these ads or purchase a product from your hub, you'll earn some cash.

Can you earn a steady income with HubPages?

From my experience and from what I've heard from others, it takes awhile to earn a steady income with HubPages. Earning a couple of dollars here and there is apparently easy.

I recently came across a poll in which 10% of the respondents admitted to earning $1,000 or more per month from their hubs. While this number may not be typical, it shows that it is possible—either that or the respondents were lying (which is also possible).

HubPages Tips

Before deciding what type of content to produce, think about what you're good at. Don't start writing on a topic that you know absolutely nothing about. People tend to write best when they're writing about their passion, or something they're familiar with. Pick a niche, and stick to it.

Also, consider using tools such as Google AdWords and Yahoo! Trends to help you figure out which keywords are fairing well in the online world, and then, research your competition. If you think you can beat your competition, then go right ahead and use the same keywords. If they're likely to stay on top, try to choose more specific keywords. Less competition means more money in your pocket.

Finally, don't neglect your social networking accounts. Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Reddit, and Tumblr are excellent tools for promoting your hubs.

Best of luck!

Read HubPages FAQs here.

An example Hub can be found here.

Have anything you'd like to share about HubPages? Leave a comment!

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