Blogging is more powerful than ever now, thanks to the might of social media. When you publish a good blog post, people Like it on Facebook, ReTweet it on Twitter, or comment it from Disqus. Often, you can find your blog post has spread quickly all over the social web. If you handle your online presence well through social media, you can develop an audience, and build your reputation in your chosen niches in a fairly short time.
So, is blogging just a hobby to you? Do you just enjoy sharing your thoughts with others? Or, would you love to turn blogging into a steady revenue stream?
So can only the top bloggers earn money from their blog?
You might feel envious of all those top bloggers. They have speech invitations, product endorsement offers, and even book contracts. It seems that there are numerous opportunities for them to earn money as a blogger. Should we face the fact that it is a privilege exclusively for the bloggers at the top of the pyramid? read more
This is an interview with Jason Menayan, the Director of Marketing at HubPages.
Q: For our readers that are unfamiliar with HubPages, why don’t you give them a brief description.
HubPages is a social content community where authors write about what they know and love, with over 900,000 topical articles (what we call “Hubs”) published by over 170,000 authors. The breadth of topics, vibrancy of our content base, and constant weeding out of substandard content ensures that great-quality content enjoys quick provisional ranking by the search engines, and a steady stream of revenue-generating traffic for years after publication. Our authors earn via Google AdSense and other advertising-/commission-based vehicles, with many earning hundreds of dollars a month on what they’ve already published, and more than a handful that are earning thousands every month. We’re the 57th largest site in terms of US traffic (according to Quantcast) and get more than 28 million visitors monthly. read more