How to Turn Your Hubpages Articles Into Cash
From One Hubber to Another
I have been writing on HubPages for many years, and I'm doing pretty well with some of my articles. But I know that many writers on HubPages have written great articles and have yet to see the kind of money they expected. It takes time and patience to make money here, not to mention a LOT of work, nearly flawless English skills, and a working knowledge of SEO and keywords. For many good writers, that's just a bit too much to ask.
The $50 Payout
Many writers on HubPages have a library of articles that they have written, but they have yet to make the kind of money that they deserve for their work. Online writing is pretty demanding, and it takes time -- it can take months, or even years, to reach the $50 HubPages payout level. Until your earnings are up to the $50 level, you will not see any money for your efforts.
Turning Articles Into Cash
There is one way to get actual money for your hard work, and that is to transfer your account to another HubPages writer in exchange for a cash payment via PayPal. The process is relatively simple, and it is 100% approved by HubPages administrators. It means that a HubPages writer who has an account that isn't earning them anything can finally get paid.
Transferring accounts is quick and surprisingly easy -- I did it a little while ago. I thought it would be much more involved, but it really isn't. Here's what happened when myself and another hubber decided to transfer an account.
About two years ago, I connected with another HubPages writer who was frustrated with the lack of money she was making from her articles. She had dozens of decent articles, but she was making almost no money, and would not make the $50 payout level any time soon.
I offered to "buy" her articles for a figure in the low three digits, and she jumped at the chance. I wrote emails to HubPages administrators to make sure it was okay with them, and they said it was fine. I will talk more about the details of the transaction in a minute, but the short version is this: I sent her the money on PayPal, and I trusted her to send me her log-in information and etc. That part was a little nerve-wracking, because she could have just said "see ya" and never sent me her log-in. But it worked fine. I changed the password to my own, making it my account, and she had a nice cash surge that was money she made as a writer.
My Second Thoughts
Once I had the account, I reassessed the situation. Was the whole thing a dumb move? I'm not much of an entrepreneur, so I wasn't sure. I pretty much held my breath every month, waiting to see if I had wasted my money.
I also got busy fixing things I thought were wrong with some of the articles. I used some of what I know about SEO and keywords to make them more appealing to search engines. I did a LOT of grammar and sentence structure work, and I replaced old images with new ones. It took considerable work and time, but I knew that I had to do it if I wanted to avoid losing the money I had just spent! It was kind of like flipping a house -- I put a lot of sweat equity into the project, knowing that it might pay off down the road. Then again, it might not. It was a gamble, but I thought it could work.
How It All Turned Out
It took over a year before the account made payout. It took another year before I was close to breaking even. Assuming HubPages stays in business (and believe me, they better), I will see a decent return on my investment sometime in the next year or two.
I'm telling you all of this in the interest of transparency. I am at this moment still in the market to acquire more accounts that hubbers are sick of waiting on. In this way, writers who have worked hard and never seen a dime can get cash for their work, and I get a long-term investment that may or may not pay off.
The Details of Transferring Accounts
The way it works is pretty straightforward:
- You tell me you're interested in transferring your account
- I may ask to see a screen-shot of some recent traffic reports
- Based on what I see, I make you a cash offer
- If you accept the offer, we do a very short agreement in writing
- I send you the full cash amount via PayPal
- You send me your log-in information
- Once that's all settled, I change the password to one of my own
- We're done!
Interested? Let Me Know!
Please feel free to shoot me an email at the address in my HubPages profile (at the top of this page, where it says "contact author" in red). There's a good chance I will want to make you a cash offer for your account.