One of the most powerful methods of making money online is to post your content or article on various content sharing sites. And one of the best content sharing sites on the internet that gets weighed heavily by the search engines is HubPages.
What is HubPages?
HubPages is a content sharing site dedicated to the online community of people who love to share their passion, knowledge, expertise, or opinion.
The reason why its founders create HubPages is to help content writers share their experiences and interests for the benefit of the masses, and allow these Hubbers to get monetary benefit at the same time.
On the other hand, the main benefit of HubPages for internet browsers is that they're getting quality information to help improve their lives.
How to Make Money With HubPages
Here are some of the ways for Hubbers to make money with HubPages:
1) Boost Your Credibility and Reputation.
HubPages is an excellent way for internet marketers to establish their authority and subsequently recommend their product.
If your articles are helpful to targeted visitors of your Hubs, you will be perceived as an expert in your niche. The key to gaining popularity and expert status is to submit original, unique and helpful articles.
When you are perceived as an expert in your niche, people will welcome your advice and continue to navigate all your other HubPages and websites.
You will make money by giving them useful tidbits of information, and leading them to the complete solution through your products and services.
2) Monetize by promoting your own products or affiliate products. You may search for products to promote at various affiliate programs or affiliate directories online. These include Clickbank, Commission Junction, Ebay, and Amazon.
However, you need to be sure that the programs you promote are relevant to the content of your Hubs. Make sure you provide lots of value-packed content that builds trust and creates anticipation for more. This way, you'll be able to gain their trust faster and have an easier time referring your recommended products to them.
HubPages also allows you to get 60% of the Google Adsense revenue earned from all your Hubs.
HubPages Vs. Your Own Sites
The need to create separate websites diminishes because your HubPages will deliver what your website can do for you... and even more.
The advantage of using HubPages over your own websites is that the search engines love them, so they get better rankings in the search results. The disadvantage is that you have limited control over your ads and promotions (for example, you can't promote the same domain more than twice in the same Hub).
If you are a serious online marketer, having both your HubPages and your Websites is still important. You create your Hubs, then promote your own sites and affiliate programs in them.
If you have more than one niche in your portfolio, you can create several Hubs. In fact, there are people who own hundreds, or even thousands, of Hubs that are earning money for them. This is how easy it is to make money with HubPages.
Just remember to always submit original and unique content. This is because people in the HubPages community are quick to dispel duplicate content. And they are very vigilant in protecting their community from spammers and plagiarists.
Cool HubPages Feature
Finally, there is a neat feature in HubPages where you will be given a Hub Score. The number of hubs you produce, and the number of unique links and click, determine your Hub Scores.
When you get a high Hub Score combining the different factors, your Hub Status is going to increase. Hub Status ranging from Novice to Hall of Fame publishers will merit a reputation within the community.
There is a nice compensation relative to your hub status. For starters, you will easily get the prodigy score. A prodigy status will be given to your HubPages provided you have 19 quality hubs with a score of 75 and above.
Take note that you also need to have a Hub Score of over 75 to make the links in your Hubs dofollow. Otherwise, they would become nofollow. According to Wikipedia, "nofollow is an HTML attribute value used to instruct some search engines that a hyperlink should not influence the link target's ranking in the search engine's index." That means nofollow anchored text links are ineffective when it comes to positioning a site higher for your targeted keywords.
Your Hub Status is important because within the HubPages homepage, there are Hot, Best and New Hubs section. In the Best hubs section, your status will appear and this will equate to your popularity and expert status.
This feature is very innovative and will make an online marketer thrive to be good at what he does. Hall of Fame is an excellent place to be for experts; when you reach it, you'll have lots of extra dollars to add to your existing income, and you'll boost your reputation and credibility.
HubPages' popularity and dependability is increasing, so you have to strike while the iron is hot. The best time to hook up your online business with HubPages is now. Don't procrastinate. Your online business depends on people who are hungry and attracted to your offer. Any time or money invested in HubPages is worth it.