10 Reasons to Create a Hub on HubPages
If you’re a web marketer interested in more traffic, more attention for your brand and more overall revenue, you should always include a HubPages hub with your Internet marketing campaigns.
A hub provides you with your very own platform where you can create engaging articles that inform, educate and/or entertain with the ability to gain followers and comments in every article you write.
HubPages is essentially a social network for writers. If you’re not on the platform yet, here are 10 reasons you may want to create a hub today.
- Ease of Use: The user-interface is just so easy that anyone can create a HubPages hub. The powers behind the social blogging platform have gone above and beyond to make the site incredibly user-friendly. That’s great news for marketers who don’t have a lot of time to figure new platforms out.
- Hosted Platform: With HubPages, there’s no need to purchase a domain and a separate hosting service for your articles. You are provided with your very own platform absolutely free.
- Backlinks: When you write a new entry for HubPages, you can include your links to build even more hyperlinks to your websites. This can provide you with even more targeted traffic. Continue reading »
Every Internet marketer should include HubPages in with their other online marketing campaigns. There are many ways to earn with the social blogging platform that any marketer who isn’t using it is leaving money on the table for sure. The following five points should prove to you that creating your own HubPages profile is both a good idea and a potentially lucrative one.
- Ad Revenue: With HubPages, you only have to enter the code from the various ad platforms you belong to in order to start earning from every hub you write. You can include Google Adsense and other network ads on your hubs and you just might pull in regular monthly income.
- Amazon Affiliate: HubPages makes it easy to link your Amazon affiliate account to your profile. This allows you to sell relevant Amazon products with each hub you publish. Continue reading »
There is a lot of good information available regarding membership sites. Sure you need to focus your membership website product idea, determine your target audience, quantify the economics of your membership website, and prepare a detailed membership website content plan, amongst others. But in my opinion, you first need to establish your intent and understand your customer appeal.
By intent, I mean really mean are you passionate about your subject. Sure, the outcome is to earn a living at it, and that is important. But are you all in? When I say customer appeal, I am simple questioning your commitment to provide good content and a working site. Are you ready to service your customer?
So before you start, I would invite you to consider these couple of things. I’ll tell you right now they are fundamental and likely obvious, but your acknowledgement and dedication to them will frame your success.
Basic Number One: Respect.
No one likes to be led on to believe one thing, and then experience something else that is the complete opposite; that under-delivers on quality and expectations set by the marketer.
Setting up a membership site for profit is a good thing, but you first you must…
Treat each person like the most important person in the world! Continue reading »
The Benefits of Kindle Publishing
Whether you have a manuscript sitting on your hard drive gathering the proverbial “dust” or you’ve dreamed of writing a book but have heard horror stories about getting published, then you’ll be glad to know that you can self-publish via Kindle publishing.
Self-publishing used to be stigmatized as many people looked upon self-published authors as the ones who “couldn’t make it” in the world of traditional publishing. In other words, they were seen as the failures that couldn’t sell their manuscript to a traditional publishing house and had opted to self-publish.
However, the rise of the eBook and self-pubbing systems like Kindle publishing has helped to change all that. In fact, many highly successful authors who have previously had numerous bestsellers published traditionally have turned to Kindle publishing. Continue reading »
Pinterest Marketing – Tips for Launching Your Brand Presence
While many marketers are familiar with Pinterest, many have yet to begin getting involved with all this social network has to offer. Pinterest is actually an important marketing tool that brands can use to get their brand presence out there. This website has quickly become one of the best referral traffic sources for many brands and your brand can benefit from this website as well. If you’re interested in using Pinterest marketing to develop your own brand presence, here are some helpful tips to help you get started.
Tip #1 – Reserve Your Name – The first thing you need to do to launch your brand presence on Pinterest is to reserve your name. Sign up and make sure you secure the username that you want. You can easily reserve your name and worry about getting started later. This way you ensure that no one takes the name that you want to use to promote your brand on the website.
Tip #2 – Group Things by Themes – Once you begin pinning, make sure you group things you post together by themes. Each board should have a specific image. You don’t want to create boards that are only a compilation of the products you offer. While it’s find to have some of your products shown on the boards, make sure you mix in plenty of other content that goes along with the boards overall theme as well. Continue reading »
Generating Traffic with StumbleUpon
Social media has become an essential part of an internet marketing strategy, thanks to sites like Twitter and Facebook. And while social bookmarking has always been a strategy used by internet marketers, it is rarely used properly. StumbleUpon is a great example of this.
This site is dedicated to helping promote websites and yet few internet marketers use it effectively. The concept is simple. People create an account, download a toolbar and click the “I Like It!” button when the find a website, photo, video or article they like. They enter a quick description and it’s immediately added into the StumbleUpon database.
Once it’s entered into the database, members who share similar interests can see it and vote for it. They have the option of giving it a positive vote with a “thumbs up”, a negative vote or a “thumbs down”, or a neutral vote. The more thumbs up it receives, the more popular it will be and the more people will see it.
Build a Great Reputation on StumbleUpon to Succeed
You can see how this could be used to generate traffic for a website. Of course, the key is to ensure you are offering quality content that people will want to promote. And since it is a community, to really succeed you need to become a valued member who is known for sharing intelligent and interesting content. Continue reading »