How to Ask Good Questions

Because you now have the opportunity to earn ad revenue from Questions you ask on HubPages, you might be wondering what sorts of Questions are most likely to find success (and make money) over time.

After all, some online questions see a lot of traffic and evolve into very useful resources while others flounder in obscurity. What differentiates good questions from bad ones?

As it happens, just a few small details separate the majority of great and dismal Questions (on HubPages and elsewhere online). To make sure the Questions you ask fall into the former category, we recommend:

  • Asking Questions in complete, grammatically correct sentences (that begin with capital letters end end with question marks)
  • Avoiding discussion Questions
  • Avoiding personal Questions
  • Avoiding Questions that can be answered with one word or sentence
  • Asking specific Questions
  • Asking information-based Questions
  • Asking Questions for which there are not good answers online (if you Google something and don’t find a sufficient article or website addressing your query, this is a great time to ask a Question!)

For more details on these points, listen in to this week’s Online Writing Insider (Asking Good Questions). We hope you find our question-asking advice to be helpful. If there are any other details of the online writing world that you’d like us to cover, tell us about them! Email your comments, requests, and questions to podcast-at-HubPages-dot-com.

7 thoughts on “How to Ask Good Questions

  1. This is amazing and a great addition to the awesome site πŸ™‚

    I was wondering if you’ll will be placing ads on the questions from now on? There doesn’t seem to be any ads at present so was wondering πŸ˜‰

    The past two weeks have seen lots of development – the release of videos, the amazing new headers and now this!

  2. Hmm…

    Asking a question not already addressed online, or cannot be found in Google? There’s a near-impossible feat!

    The internet has exploded into a place where virtually everything is addressed and discussed. Even the Encyclopedia Britannica is ceasing print publication!

    It’s all already “out there” someplace….

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