I know there are hundreds of people who use HP as a platform for promoting various referral links, but does anyone use HP solely as their business center?
I suppose it makes good sense; marketing of the site is taken care of, no need to build a website. I have seen lots of people advertising MLM opportunities, however, my question pertains businesses in the more traditional sense, and not those that require one to obtain referrals to make a living.
I look forward to your responses.
I do! I do all my work on my Hewlett Packard(HP)!
On a serious note, I would never even think of doing that. You see you don't control HP, someone else does, you are just a user. What if they decide to unpublish your hubs or shut your account or shut the whole website?
That's true. It probably could be done, but I wouldn't put all my eggs in one basket. This site is run by someone else who would have final say on what goes on the site. So to put trust in someelse like that would be reckless. I suppose if a person did it as a second income kind of thing, understanding the potential for shut down, would be alright.
our posts made it to the board at the same time it seems...so my reply to Ultimate Hubber and yourself would have been the same. Nobody should trust their entire business to somebody else anyway, I agree that would be foolish.
Perhaps my original post was not clear.
Good morning Ultimate Hubber;
Thank you for your response. I understand your point, but of course, I was meaning as a promotional venue for services such as consulting, or as a promotion for some other type of business, whether it be an online or offline venture. One could always use a blog, but because HP ranks well, the idea does make sense.
You would have to own your website and use HP to promote it along with every other possible way... but not just run it from HP..
Yes, that makes sense. My main train of thought was to do with traditional business in the first place, where one may or may not have a website. I didn't make myself very clear evidently.
By the way, I enjoyed reading your profile. How interesting.
by Janis Leslie Evans15 months ago
I used to be totally addicted to HP, couldn't wait to log on everyday to see what was happening, who and what was popping in the forums, what interesting hub made HOTD, and of course, how my stats and earnings were...
by Ray Choiniere aka Cagsil5 years ago
Hey Staff,Please get your moderation team on the same page. I am beginning to get PISSED OFF at their incompetence.Last time I checked, RSS Feeds are allowed to be ON hubs and must be relevant to the HUB.I am getting...
by Dr. John Anderson21 months ago
The 3 month Quantcast data for HP - US Pageviews is shown below. Looks like there has been an average 10% loss of 'Quota', (average traffic) since the start if the year. There is a significant loss in mobile traffic...
by Ben Guinter3 years ago
HubPages is a Ning site? Look at the bottom right in the footer...It looks like someone deleted some of the code that hid the fact that this has been a Ning site all along.I thought HubPages was its own platform,...
by Paul Maplesden3 years ago
This is a long post, and I'd certainly appreciate you reading it, but for those adverse to large chunks of text and opinion, the TL;DR summary is:- HP thinks and acts as a business with a bottom line- They are making...
by Carlos Santo7 years ago
I've been researching and looking into starting a forum but I do not think that i will be very great at doing all the scripts and stuff. So if anyone wants to help me run/manage the forum I will be glad to have you on...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.