Do not give up on making a living off of your online writing. Here are examples of Hubbers who are living the dream.
Many Triond writers harp on the fact that most only make pennies or a few dollars on Triond every month. Many have given up the hope of earning anything substantial on the internet deserting their writing dreams. However, how many have tried HubPages? HubPages has a much higher Alexa traffic rank than most writing sites and is one of the giants. Nothing illustrates success like seeing examples of people succeeding. Money can be earned on HubPages via Google Adsense, Amazon affiliates, E-bay, Kontera etc. Let us look at examples of people who are doing very, very well on HubPages.
Why HubPages? HubPages has a Google PageRank of 6 and a high Alexa traffic rank of 310. Triond, by comparison, has a Google PageRank of 5 and a low Alexa traffic rank of 10,567.
The following are a few highlights gleaned from the present HubPages link http://hubpages.com/success/ and is information by HubPages so it is not a case of writers claiming to make what they do not.
1. Marye Audet - She makes $3,800US monthly and presently has 487 articles (called hubs on HubPages).
2. Kathryn Vercillo – Kathryn makes $1,500US and has 1134 hubs.
3. Habee – Habee earns $1,300US monthly and has 1021 hubs.
4. John D Lee – This writer makes about $1300US monthly and has 494 hubs.
5. jimmythejock – Jimmy earns $1,200US monthly and has 293 hubs.
6. stephhicks68 – This writer makes $950US monthly and has 339 hubs.
These are just a few of the success stories at HubPages. All of these figures are dated late 2011, post-Google Panda, so they may be making more now.
For another HubPages writer’s monthly earnings on HubPages and Infobarrel see http://www.mydebtfreegoal.com/2010/07/infobarrel-vs-hubpages-earnings-income-update.html
For a very thorough HubPages guide see cooljohnny23’s guide at http://cooljohnny23.hubpages.com/hub/A-complete-working-manual-for-hubpages-learn-all-the-ways-to-generate-income-through-hubpages. See also Marisa Wright’s tips at http://marisawright.hubpages.com/hub/My-HubPages-Tips.
It is therefore possible, even now, post-Google Panda, to live off of online writing earnings. Replicate the method and you will replicate the success.