Another Venture in Passive Income: Hubpages
Everyone here knows I blog. But blogging alone is not going to sustain even a part-time income. (At least this early in my career.)
When I began researching how to create income online I came across many avenues besides blogging such as article writing, niche sites, eBay sales and Amazon Sales, just to name a few.
I feel I am at a comfortable stage in my blogging to which I can branch out and start creating passive income through article writing. I chose to write at Hubpages. There are many sites that offer writing experiences but 7 months ago I chose Hubpages. I liked that it was the new kid on the block and has skillful writers. Many sites I explored published rubbish. I found typos, ramblings, articles that seemed uninformative and just plain didn’t have any thought behind them. I narrowed down the field to Squidoo and Hubpages. They are very compatible to each other and, frankly, I liked the look of Hubpages more.
So why article writing? One, I already write. I can take what I have learned here and place it there. Not the same content but content that caters to article writing. Two, I have done research, and people do earn an income writing articles. Just like any other business it takes hard work, time and patience. Three, no money up front.
Top hubbers (people who write at Hubpages) have 4 things in common. They have written many articles, from 200-1000. They have been writing for years. They get involved in the Hubpages community. And they promote their articles. This is not any different from blogging! Though slightly different paths are taken, blogging and article writing are parallel avenues of income streams.
I joined Hubpages in October 2010. I quickly put up 5 hubs. And then left to pursue creating my blog. I did nothing with the hubs yet they have actually earned me .72 cents Adsense revenue. “Ha!” You say. “That is nothing!” I know. But I see that as potential. I DID NOTHING. What if I had 500 hubs and did nothing? That revenue could have been $360. Without doing anything but writing articles people read and clicked on Adsense ads.
I am going to take those hubs (I have since written one more) and many more I plan to write to the next level. Article writing is not any different from blogging: one needs to write great content, be unique, and be part of communities.
I’m not saying it is easy. But I am saying it has potential.
Come visit me, of course I am AllieRambles at Hubpages. (If in doubt always look for AllieRambles.)
What is your take?
Do you write articles? If so, have you found it lucrative and enjoyable?
What other forms of passive online income have you explored?
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