How Do I Get Started On HubPages? Guidelines To Get Noticed by Writing and Publishing Evergreen SEO Hub Page Articles

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Freelance Writer and Published Author on HubPages.com
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If You Can Write than You Can Be Successful!

Anyone with a background in English writing can become a successful online blogger and writer. Learn what is takes and you can be where you want to be in a very short time.
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What is HubPages?

So you came across HubPages and think that you are a good fit for the Community...Awesome!

Welcome to HubPages!

HubPages is a place where you can Create and Publish Original Articles:

Videos, Poems, Guides, How-to Articles and so much more!

As long as you follow the HubPages Guidelines, you can write about whatever you want!

You Own the Rights to What You Write and Publish! This makes you a Published Author!

What do you like to write about?

Do you enjoy Music, Video Games, or Poetry? Maybe you want to share some of your Home-Made Recipes?

Maybe you want to Write Reviews about Books or Movies you have recently read or watched.

Are you a Sports Addict?

Maybe you like to write and share your Religious Faith.

Maybe you want to tell the world why you have no faith.

Maybe its Autos you're into, or Family and Parenting ideas. Perhaps you are a Fashionable dresser and want to share your style with the world!! There are unlimited topics that you can write about on HubPages!

That's what's great about being a member of the HubPages community! You can write about whatever you want as long as you follow the HubPages Guidelines and be respectful to other writers. It's that easy!


Write Down Your Goals!

Chalkboards do well for holding yourself accountable to Daily Goals!
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What Should I do To Get Started?

Allow me to share my own Experience.

I started writing Hubs 2 years ago. I have always loved to write. I began writing down poems as young as 10 years old. My mother is a writer; I guess it is in my blood.

Anyway, I was working at a window manufacturing factory and was laid off when the company closed it's doors.

I came across HubPages while I was searching online for information about Freelance Writing. I had a lot of time on my hands, it was early summer here in New England, and I had nothing else to do!

And so I joined Hubpages.

At first I did some Movie Reviews.

I love watching movies, particularly horror and comedy. I figured, why not write down my opinions about them?

I started slow, a few Hubs here and there. A few months went by and I didn't do much. I was still searching for writing sites to join.

Then I'd publish a Hub and try to see if I was making money. Guess what? I wasn't!

That's when I decided to get a bit more serious with this writing thing. I did some Research on success on HubPages and started reading a lot of other people's Hubs, and Commenting as well.

You know what happened? I started getting followers and comments! People seemed to like what I was publishing! I found some really awesome writers here on HubPages! Some people start on fire and never stop burning! Others like myself are a little bit slower. It really doesn't matter.

The thing that counts is quality and eventually, quantity

Something that I started doing to keep track of my productivity on HubPages was to create a Personal Productivity Sheet. On my productivity sheets I have categories such as My Questions , My Answers , My Comments (I have left on other people's Hubs), My Hub Comments , New Followers , and number of New Hubs Published.

I set a daily goal and try to keep track of my activity. My goals were to ask 3 questions a day, answer at least 5 questions and try to get at least 5 new followers each day. I also try to comment on other people's Hubs at least 5 times per day. I immediately noticed an increase in my traffic.

One of the best things that you can do if you are able to, is to attend a HubCamp. HubCamps will give you the information that you need to create money-making Hubs. You will learn about Google AdSense and how to choose a perfect title that will be noticed in search engines.

I was lucky enough to attend HubCamp Boston on May 15, 2011 at the prestigious Back Bay Hotel.

I met a few cool Hubbers including thranax and Carolyn2008, who had a lot of experience to share themselves.

We had the opportunity to be educated by Awesome HubPages' Staff Members Robin Edmondson and Simone Smith.

Can You Make Money On HubPages?

Short answer; Yes. But it isn't guaranteed and it definitely doesn't happen overnight!

For some, including myself, it can take more than a year. How do you make money? By Creating Original, Search-Friendly Content.

To be monetarily successful on HubPages you need to do a lot of things. First, as mentioned above, you need to create Quality Content in Your Hubs.

Second, you need to get followers. I find that the best way to get people to follow you is to read their Hubs and comment on them. You have to be genuine; don't be superficial leaving comments on Hubs you haven't read or that you didn't enjoy reading.

When you like a Hub Rate It: "Up" and select an Appropriate Reason Why You Liked It.

Was the Article Useful, Beautiful, Funny or Interesting ?

Ratings help increase Hub score and lets the author know what people think about what they wrote. When you do this, you are showing other Hubbers that you like their work and are willing to read more from them. If you don't like a particular topic, don't explore it just to get Hub activity.

Will you be a millionaire? Probably not. In fact, most likely you will earn moderate income from HubPages. Some people are making some pretty decent money out here. Many have been able to use HubPages income from adsense revenue to quit there day job and become full time writers. Many of these writers also publish their work on other sites as well. The point is that the more quality work you have with great exposure, then you have a great potential to make a decent earning from your efforts.

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Elements of A Successful Article

There are certain things to consider if you want to reach the best search engine results from your articles. Probably the most important thing that will make your article stand out from all the others (on the entire web) is what you choose to write about. Here is the "Golden Rule":

  • Do a Google Search of a Topic you wish to write about. Open the first 3 links in the search results and look at the content in each result. Then you need to ask yourself: "Can I Do Better Than This?" You need to be honest with yourself when answering this question. If the answer is No, Don't Bother! You'll Be Wasting Your Time! If your answer is Yes, then Get Writing!



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What Elements Make an Article Stand Out in Search Engines?

HubPages has been around for more than 5 years now and they have learned a lot as a company as to what types of content are successful, through trial and error. The HubPages Team monitors trends site-wide and recently released a list of the things that successful Hubs have in them.

HubPages hosted a program called "Flagship Hubs" which was a program designed to follow several Hubs over a long period of time (starting in 2007) and the statistics showed that certain common elements within those Hubs made them stand out. Here are the results:

Each Hub Contained All of the Following Successful Elements:

  • Contained at least 1,500 Words: No "Fluff", just awesome, original content
  • Contained at least 5 Original Photos. These photos have to be High Resolution and Used Legally with proper attributes. Personal Photos Work Best! (photos you take yourself)
  • These Hubs Contained at least 1 High Quality Video (from multiple sources; your own will do best) The best videos teach "How To Do" something.
  • Contained at least 1 Map
  • Had a Table Embedded in the Article
  • Included at least 1 Poll and, or Quiz properly placed in the article
  • Included a minimum of 10 relevant Tags and included a variation of multiple spellings (Ex. HubPages, Hub Pages---Southeast, Southeast)
  • A Brief Summary (150 words or less, generally 2-3 sentences) that explains the purpose of your Hub.
  • An Easy to Read and Aesthetically Pleasing Format. Paragraphs in the article are broken up within several Text Capsules, Ads (Amazon and eBay) are Strategically Placed as well are Tables, Quizzes, Photos, Videos and Polls.


Additional Tips for Making Your Hub Stand Out

Although there are a lot of tips within this Hub, don't get overwhelmed! You may want to Bookmark this Hub for future reference. I did not write this entire Hub in one sitting! I have edited, re-edited and I am constantly adding information as I learn about what makes successful articles.

The HubPages Learning Center has become my best friend, and there are many experienced Hubbers out there that offer excellent information; you should take advantage of both! Here are some additional tips that I have learned over time:

  • Break parts of your article into Several Text Capsules. This increases the overall look of your Hub, makes it easier to read and allows for better Ad Placement.
  • Use Bullets (just as I am doing here with the little "dots" to the left of each point. Using Bullets in your articles presents the information in a list form. You can also use Numbers when you feel it will help get your point across or if you are listing specifically ordered steps on how to do something (ex. Recipe, How To Hubs...)
  • NEVER use "All Caps" (did you see that?) for more than a few words here and there to stress an important point. It's loud, rude and will turn away readers.
  • Constant Underlining is also something that you should avoid as it makes the article very busy and hard to read.
  • Never use stolen, copied or unauthorized photos. That is a violation of the HubPages Terms of Use and Google doesn't like it. You may be subject to legal action against you as this is a form of plagiarism, and your reputation as an Author will be tainted. Any photos you post should be your own or used with permission from the owner. You must site your source!

View Your Individual Hub Statistics! Here's How: (click on photos below to enlarge image)

Click "Stats" to Access Your Individual Hub's Statistics. Once you do, the Menu Shown Below will allow you to Break Down your Hub Stats.
Click "Stats" to Access Your Individual Hub's Statistics. Once you do, the Menu Shown Below will allow you to Break Down your Hub Stats.
Click on the Tabs in this Menu to review Specific Statistical Data for Your Hub.
Click on the Tabs in this Menu to review Specific Statistical Data for Your Hub.

Regularly Come Back to your Hubs and Reevaluate Them To See What Changes Can Be Made:

  • Make sure you didn't miss any Spelling or Grammar Errors.
  • When possible, Add Additional Content and make sure your Information is Up To Date!
  • Check up on Keywords by using the "Analyze Stats Tool". You can see what keywords are being used in search but not included in your articles
  1. Go to "My Account"
  2. Click on the Hub that you want to analyze (don't click "edit", just click on the Hub's link)
  3. On the top left, click "Stats"
  4. You can Analyze your Individual Hubs with these tabs.
  • Daily Stats
  • Weekly Stats
  • Monthly Stats
  • Total Stats
  • Keywords
  • Hub Metrics
  • eBay Stats

Checking these statistics regularly and using the Free Tools available will help you improve your Hubs and you will increase your knowledge on how to Optimize your Articles. You should get in the habit of doing this on a regular basis and if you accumulate many articles, you may want to record your update frequency so that no Hub gets left behind!


What Should I Do Next?

The best thing you can do is understand that writing on HubPages is a journey and you will not learn everything all at once. Over time you will learn some tricks to the trade and you will create some wonderful friendships with awesome writers in the community.

Get out there and Learn, Read, Comment, Share and above all else...Write! Jump in and don't be afraid to ask questions. You can e-mail the HubGreeters or Staff Members with questions about HubPages and you can also check out the forums and post your questions there.

I hope that you have found this guide useful and I would love to hear your comments. Remember, don't get overwhelmed and go at your own pace. Most Hubbers don't find instant success right away, but over time with a lot of effort, you will succeed! Best of Success!



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HotUrban profile image

HotUrban 5 years ago from HotUrban.com

Hi, interesting hub. I am new to hubpages and think it's a great idea. I've published four articles so far. Yet to make any money but am willing to be patient with it!


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Lidian 5 years ago

I've just come back to HubPages and am hoping to augment my Adsense income a bit - it's useful to read about your experience. I guess I need to give my Hubs at least a year to make money (I didn't have AdSense until about 6 months ago).


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks for stopping by HotUrban and Lidian! There is so much info out there on HubPages in the forums. Some stuff isn't necessarily beneficial but there are a lot of great articles on HubPages, Adsense, and making money. I advise any newcomer to check these out.

JSMatthew~


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blogHelp 5 years ago

I just discovered HubPages and it looks amazing. I love the community. Everyone seems helpful.

Great Hub. Excellent writer!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks, blogHelp!


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Scosgrove 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

Very informative, especially for someone new to Hubpages like myself.

Great tips! Thank you!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks Monique.

Scosgrove, you're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!


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zanin 5 years ago from London, England

Thank you, very useful information. I have only just started- few days now. Nice to hear about your journey on Hubpages.


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LuxmiH 5 years ago from Fort Pierce, Florida

I am glad you found me, because it helped me find you, I love your casual, informative style.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks LuxmiH! I appreciate that! That is how HubPages works; we find each other through our interesting articles. Being on HubPages has literally changed my life! I am so proud to be a member! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

JSMatthew~


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yshashikant 5 years ago from Mumbai

I joined hubpages 2 years ago and had just published 3 articles then and stopped and even forgot about it. And just a few days back, i somehow found my own article while i was stumbling through pages and here i go again and this time ,i m sort of addicted to it.

reading people's pinion and answering questions and trying to write something good, just keeps you engaged. i haven't been able to write something good as yet, but hopefully i will able to write some good stuff. well i guess experience will teach me how to do so.

and yeah thank you for a such a nice post. and i guess i will be following your ways of hubbing.... thank you once again...


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@yshashikant: Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I think that a lot of us writers take some time off at first because we don't see any immediate results. When we keep on going however, we begin to watch our online presence grow and it's a great feeling! Welcome back and best of luck to you!

JSMatthew~


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fucsia 5 years ago

I too have daily goals that not always I reach! 5 followers per day is also one of my goal, maybe too difficult! ( do you want to be one of them :) ?)

I like your Hub.

Voted Up!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I sure do, fucsia! Thanks!


Buddhist Hotdog 5 years ago

Really good article, and very good advice on getting involved in the HP community. I agree with LuxmiH, I like your writing style!


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Williamjordan 5 years ago from Houston TX

I had to come check you out after your visit yesterday it was well worth it. You write really well,and I learned something keep it up. The daily goals are a great deal.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks Buddhist Hotdog!

Much appreciated!

Williamjordan,

thank you for the kind words!

JSMatthew~


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annmackiemiller 5 years ago from Bingley Yorkshire England

nicely written - I'm looking forward to actually making some money from HubPages but they are fun to do anyway.


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mlesniewski 5 years ago from Upstate NY

Very Nice. I like the way you told your story on how you started writing here. I have found Hubpages totally by accident through google and will continue to do my best on writing good quality articles.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

annmackiemiller thanks for stopping by an leaving a comment! I wish you the best of luck in your HubPages journey!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

mlesniewski I am glad that you found HubPages by chance! Good luck to you! Thanks for the great comment!

JSMatthew~


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mlesniewski 5 years ago from Upstate NY

JSMatthew...thanks much...Matt


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

My pleasure, mlesniewski!

JSMatthew~


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

Informative hub but there are money who write for the fun of it and money is not the prime motivation for their writing in HubPages. I am one such writer. Thank you.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Spirit Whisperer, thanks for the comment. Personally, I write because I love to write! Making money while doing what I love is just a bonus. I don't make much but I do enjoy the trickle of earnings as it gives me a sense of pride and accomplishment.

I also love the community on HubPages. I have yet to find another site with as much care, respect, and honesty. If it was all about money to me, I would have quit a long time ago! I just love to read, write, think, and share with others! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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chamilj 5 years ago from Sri Lanka

Great hub for beginners. Absolutely helpful. Voted up!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks chamilj! I appreciate your comment. I am glad to help anyone who is new on HubPages. Although I have been here for 22 months, I just recently "studied" the Learning Center. After I read the information there, everything improved for me on HubPages. Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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Shayani 5 years ago

This is a very useful Hub for beginners as me!! I learned a lot about operating this HubPages!! Thank you very much... I voted up!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you Shayani! I am looking forward to reading your first Hub! Are you working on something right now? There are plenty of awesome writers that can help you and make sure to check out the Learning Center! Most of your questions can be answered there. Here's the link: http://hubpages.com/@learningcenter

Thanks for stopping by, commenting, and voting up! Much appreciated.

JSMatthew~


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CheerAdvisor 5 years ago from Eugene, OR

Your hub here has sparked a light in me. I love to write and though my passion is Cheerleading, I believe in my future hubs I will certainly branch out into other areas.

Thanks again for your leadership!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Wow! Awesome comment CheerAdvisor!

That's the first time I have been called a "Leader" on HubPages!

I think you should write about what you love; what inspires you. That's what people like to read.

Being original and having your own niche as a writer is key to both success and happiness.

Everyone has their own definition of those words. It's how you define them, that defines you!

I am glad I was able to share with you and become connected to you. I think that you know what you want to write about, you just haven't yet because you just started!

I wish you all the luck!

JSMatthew~


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Norma Budden 5 years ago from Nunavut, Canada

JS, I could not help but visit this hub when I saw the title. I enjoyed the hub and realized your dreams are similar to my own - and you just inspired me, indirectly, to create a hub. Thanks! I'll let you know when it's done.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Awesome!

Norma Budden, I can't wait! Good luck and let me know.

You can post a link to your Hub right here if you would like!

JSMatthew~


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Norma Budden 5 years ago from Nunavut, Canada

OK, JS. Here goes:

Who wants to be a millionaire? Read it here:

http://hubpages.com/money/-Who-Wants-to-be-A-Milli...


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I am heading to read it now!

JSMatthew~


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sholland10 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Thanks for the great info and advice. I am new, and articles like yours really helps. :-)


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Glad I could be of help, sholland10!

JSMatthew~


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kyenny0927 5 years ago from Ohio

Hi! I am brand new to HubPages, and haven't published anything yet, and I am a bit lost! LOL It seems a bit overwhelming to me, but hopefully I will get into the swing of things! My passion is writing, and I've always wanted to be a writer, so I hope that I can do that through here!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

kyenny0927 my advice to you is to start slow and find your pace. Define what your goals are-what do you want to get out of this?

It can be a bit overwhelming at first but if you look around the site and see what other people do, you can use that to see how you want to define your presence on HubPages.

I strongly suggest that you do research so that you don't waste time making mistakes that can easily be avoided. The best place to start is the Hub Pages Learning Center. Here's the link: http://hubpages.com/@learningcenter

I appreciate your comment and I wish you luck! I am looking forward to reading your first Hub, so let me know when you publish it!

Hope this helps.

JSMatthew~


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kyenny0927 5 years ago from Ohio

I will, and thank you so much! You've been very helpful! :)


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

It is my pleasure!

JSMatthew~


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L.L. Woodard 5 years ago from Oklahoma City

I learn something new and useful just about every time I log into HP. Your hub is no exception. Wishing you the best of success.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks L.L. Woodard! I appreciate that comment! I learn something new on HubPages everyday too. That's what makes this such a great place!

JSMatthew~


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Ann810 5 years ago from Sunny Cali

Thanks J.S.Matthew, this hub is motivating. I have now made myself a productivity worksheet to add my daily hub activities. Thanks again. voted up and useful


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks for stopping by, Ann810! I appreciate your comment!

I found that after a while my productivity increased so much, that I could no longer keep up with writing stuff down! It definitely helps and motivates you when you write down and accomplish individual goals, especially when you begin your "campaign". This is a great motivator!

Good luck to you! And thanks again for the comment.

JSMatthew~


klevifusha 5 years ago

I absolutely loved this article. It is definitely a great motivator for young writers like me.

Thanks for sharing.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I am glad that you found it useful, klevifusha. I am so proud to be a member of the HubPages Community. There are so many great writers here. I wish you all the best. Thank you for your comment.

JSMatthew~


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Anthea Carson 5 years ago from Colorado Springs

You have such a warm and friendly tone in your writing. I felt like I was just sitting and listening to a friend tell me about hubpages, and what to expect here and how to get help. I will check out those hubcamps and meetups, thanks and voted up.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Anthea Carson, you make me blush! That feeling is what I try to get all readers to feel when they read my articles. I am so glad that you left this comment! I assure you, you made my day! Thank you for taking the time to read an comment. I really appreciate that!

JSMatthew~


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HealthyPetNetwork 5 years ago

Great job. I found this information very useful. I enjoy writing and believe I contribute quality material but followers are not coming. I will follow some of your suggestions. Thank You


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you, HealthyPetNetwork! I hope that this will help you get the boost you need. One thing that I noticed is that you write really good Hubs within your niche. That's great, and may prove profitable in the long run.

Try reaching out to people who have similar interests in animals and you may find that you will have more of a response. Use the search option at the top of HubPages and look for articles and Hubbers related to pets and health. You may also want to follow related topics so you can find people who might follow you.

Don't get flustered; this does take time and I think that the quality of your Hubs will help you. Keep up the good work, and thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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kristymckeown 5 years ago from Havelock, Ontario

Great information. I have penned down your goals and I'm going dive in and see what I can accomplish. The goals you listed sound entirely acheivable and reasonable! Thanks!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks for commenting kristymckeown! I hope that these steps and goals work for you. As you will see over time, you will need to change your goals as you complete them. Good luck to you!

JSMatthew~


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FatFreddysCat 5 years ago from The Garden State

Thanks for the info. I'm a HubPages "newb," I've always loved to write so I can always use tips on how to get noticed.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks for commenting FatFreddysCat. I hope that these tips work for you and I wish you luck on your success.

JSMatthew~


jaimielr 5 years ago

Very informative, especially someone who is new to this! Thank you!


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Rob Winters 5 years ago

Nice Hub JS - Written in a way that inspires.Keeping records and yourself accountable for your hubtivity is a great idea to help achieve and keep motivated - i do this(keep notes/targets etc) when i workout for example and i find it's invaluable to making progress - same logic can clearly apply to other aspects of life such as hubtivity as you've outlined above, Voted Up & Useful!


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Cathy I 5 years ago from New York

Funny...I have made some of the same discoveries that you have,as well as some others, and I'm in the process of writing about them. We can compare notes later. Great hub. Keep on writing.


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ChristineVianello 5 years ago from Philadelphia

Congrats on being on hubpages for so long! I hope I can have as much success as you.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

jaimielr, thanks for stopping by! I hope that you find this information useful.

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Rob Winters, thanks for the comment. We write down our goals for everything from daily to-do lists, to shopping lists, why not HubPages? It has proven successful for me. I constantly set new goals as I reach them. I also take a day or two off here and there. Thanks for the comment and the votes!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Cathy, thanks for stopping by! I bet there are a lot of people who found out the things we have on our journey here at HubPages! It's great to be able to share what we have learned with others. I appreciate your comment and make sure you come back and post a link to your Hub right here in my comments when you are finished with it! That will give you a back-link from this Hub!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

ChristineVianello thanks for reading and commenting! You can do it if you are willing to put in the time and effort! You just need drive and patience!

JSMatthew~


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scauthor1969 5 years ago from Upstate South Carolina

Good reading for a Hubpages beginner like me. I like your strategy goals and may borrow them for myself.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I am glad this is useful, scauthor1969! Thanks for reading and commenting. Good luck to you!

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Suramya.K 5 years ago

Thanks for your awesome article. Now I guess I should also try to make daily goals and try to get them. I was answering at least 3 answers lately, but it became boring when there were no new questions. I agree that this brings a lot of exposure and I've got some followers from answering and asking questions.

I like to visit the answers section to get ideas for my future hubs when I don't know what to write about. Thanks once again. I'm smiling now..!!

See you around!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Suramya.K, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! It is so much easier to stay focused when you write down and keep track of goals. I agree that the questions and answers can get boring, but that's when I start Hub Hopping! Good luck to you and I look forward to reading more of your Hubs!

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J.A. Brown 5 years ago from Costa Rica (for the moment)

Thanks for such an informative and helpful post, I voted it up, just like you recommended! I just got started today on Hub Pages...hopefully it ends up being a great experience, where I can connect with other writers and learn more about all kinds of interesting stuff.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

J.A. Brown, hello! Thanks for stopping by! I can see that you are a great fit for HP as you are working pretty quickly and you have great quality in your Hubs! Good luck and thanks for the comment and the vote!

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GretaTheGreat 5 years ago from Bay Hill, USA/ North Alabama

Thank you. It sounds like you started the same way I am. Unemployed, summer and love to write. I look forward to learning more from you and creating my own Hubpages that people like.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

One of the greatest things about HubPages is that you learn about yourself through others. Everyone has there story, GretaTheGreat; only some of us can tell it.

Good luck on your journey here on HubPages, and thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comment.

JSMatthew~


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cooldad 5 years ago from Florida

I am also new here. Very informative hub, I appreciate it. It's great to meet new people and explore.


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cheerfulnuts 5 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Hi JSMatthew, thank you for sharing your experience. I'm new here but I have already fell in love with the community. I'm not really expecting to earn millions here, but I wish I will earn several hundreds of dollars.

I wish you success in your hubbing! =)


Grrr 3 5 years ago

I am also back after taking some time out. Your comment on one of my hubs gave me the motivation to soldier on, so, thanks J.S. Matthew.


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Carolyn2008 5 years ago from Boston

Great hub! It's nice to see an article on the positive attributes of HubPages. I really like hub hopping and learning about different things. Your suggestion about setting goals is a good idea. It will help me keep focus on what I am writing and how much I am contributing to the web site.


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mareezy13 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

This is the article I have been looking for. I was worried because I only have 7 followers and was looking for ways to get people to read my hubs. You gave me some useful feedback. I voted up! Thank you, you're great!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Sorry it took me so long to respond as I was helping a friend with his sign business!

@cooldad, Thanks for stopping by! It is very cool to meet all the amazing people on HubPages!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@ cheerfulnuts: Thanks for the comment! If you are looking for a great community then you have found the right place! There are many stipulations on HubPages as to what can be published and I think that it keeps the bad out and the good in! I wish you success as well! Thank you.

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Grrr 3: Welcome back! I am happy to have motivated you! Keep going and thanks for the comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Carolyn2008: Nice to see you again my friend! I too love to HubHop and I have found it very useful in getting followers. Goals are great for every aspect of life; why not in HubPages as well? Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@mareezy13: I am happy that this is the article that you have been looking for! That makes me feel like I am getting the results I want by being able to reach out and help others! This takes time so don't get discouraged. Set your goals and you will get to where you want to be. Keep up what you are doing and you see what I mean. Thanks for the vote and the comment. I appreciate it!

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Crobin28 5 years ago from Pelham, Alabama

Great explaination! I really appreciate you taking the time to write all this information down! And you provided great links to even more useful information!! I would like to attend a Hubcamp but more than likely... there wont be an oppurtunity for me to do that because I doubt it comes to Alabama! But I will certainly be checking and maybe one day I will be able to create great hubs with some great traffic. My biggest concern is... My Hub views are starting to go down after 2 days... They increase slowly and then they drop rapidly!! Any tips on how to fix that?


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BethanRose 5 years ago from South Wales

I am bookmarking this, very helpful. Thanks!:) voted up.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Crobin28: Thanks for stopping by! I just decided one day to create a Hub about the things I know about Hubbing; I learn something new every day! I am glad that you found the links helpful. I do hope that you get the opportunity to attend a HubCamp or even a HubMeet. They are great experiences.

As to Hub Views, they will always go up and down as that is the nature of statistics. This time of year tends to yield slower traffic for many authors, myself included. I wouldn't worry about it too much. The same goes for your Hubber Score (profile picture). That will also fluctuate.

I would focus on writing quality articles, promoting them, and reading and commenting on other Hubber's Hubs. Its a great way to draw traffic, both to your Hubs, and other Hubs as well; everybody wins!

Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@BethanRose: Thanks for the vote and for bookmarking. I appreciate the comment!

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htodd 5 years ago from United States

Great ,Hubpages is really a great platform for writers


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks for stopping by htodd! I appreciate your comment.

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chattercop 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

Very educational for a new user. Thank you for the information. It does give one a prespective on how things need to be done on Hubpages. A few things you mentioned here would have never come to my mind otherwise. Thank you.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

chattercop, I appreciate your comment. I am glad that you found this information useful. Overtime, you start to think of new things and learn from others too. This is a great community where you can easily share information. Thanks for stopping by!

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spirit929 5 years ago from Upstate NY somewhere over the rainbow

Hi JS,

Great article! I too luv to write and hopefully one day can do it on a full time basis. Right now I have started off slow but people seem to enjoy what Im writing and that alone is fulfilling, making money one day enough to pay my bills writing will be a dream come true however till that day comes I'm happy to be here with other fellow writers, Artist and Poets! Thanks for all the info & advice!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

spirit929, my goal is the same as yours; to be able to work from home full time and earn enough money. It is normal to start off slow or you can get overwhelmed if expectations are too high. Many people quit within 6 months. If people like what you are doing, keep going! Comments are definitely a great motivator for me. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving one!

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Cocoa Fly Fishes 5 years ago from Wherever the fish are!

Dear Mr. Matthew...

Thank you for sharing this hub! It's informative, encouraging, & helps to clarify the operational benefits to writers as part of the HubPages community.

Your effort & excellent writing are deeply appreciated! Thank you!

Best wishes for all good things to you & yours!

Warm regards...Cocoa Fly Fishes


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks for the comment Cocoa Fly Fishes! Best wishes to you as well and thanks for stopping by!

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Dezirya Austin 5 years ago from Wichita, Kansas

I have been wondering about this subject for a while now and nobody has been able to answer it such as you have. In a way that I could understand and gain from. I have also been writing for a while, i started when i was in the ninth grade with poems and greeting cards for friends. Its something that i sill have to work on and will love to work on. Again, thank you. -Dezirya


lian 5 years ago

Thank you for the information. I really like HubPages.


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kmashman 5 years ago from south wales - United Kingdom

Hi

Great hub and an area I will be exploring further on down the path. (Expect searching questions :-) )

Also, Thanks for becoming my first follower and and the great welcome. Look forward to reading more of your hubs. I will browse your existing works asap but in the meantime, should I call you JS or do you have a first name. ;-) Best regards Kevin


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Dezirya Austin: Thank you for reading and commenting! I am glad that you found this article unique. I appreciate it!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@lian: I really like HubPages too! It's a great community of awesome people who write interesting stuff. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@kmashman: You can call me JS which is my pen-name, but my name is Matt! I am glad to follow you and I appreciate your comment here. I look forward to reading your Hubs. Thanks for reading some of mine!

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WRParker86 5 years ago from Seymour, CT

Great advice. I was wondering how you gotten so many followers, but after reading your hub it began to make a lot of sense.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks for stopping by WRParker86! This article summarizes what I do here on HubPages. It takes time and a lot of effort, but if you stick with your personal goals, you can do anything! Good luck to you!

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AlienWednesday 5 years ago

Just started on hubpages and found this to be very useful. Thanks for the tips.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you AlienWednesday! I am glad that you found this useful. Good luck and Happy Hubbing!

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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA

Very useful and the harmony of writing for others is penetrated in this article. Thanks for sharing, everyone can be refreshed with this splash of writing water!


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spirit929 5 years ago from Upstate NY somewhere over the rainbow

Hi JS

Please excuse the dumb question but what exactly are the "Ad Sense" ads on our pages? I know which one are the Amazon ones but have no idea which are the ad sense, also do we control the ad sense ads like which ones to choose like we choose for Amazon ads?


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Ladybird33: Thanks for such an awesome comment! I appreciate that!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@spirit929: No question is dumb! We all have to start at the beginning!

Adsense is a Google program that puts ads on your article. The ads are generally related to your article and you don't have control over them like Amazon Affiliates Program, but you can block certain types of ads from the Adsense interface. You do have to sign up for it and it costs nothing. You allow Google to put ads on your page; they reward you when people click the ads! It's that simple.

You can't click on your own ads though, as that is considered ad fraud, and you will be permanently barred from HubPages. They do take this very seriously.

Here is a link for more information regarding the Adsense Program: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/1-2-setting-up-...

Another link that covers all of the programs: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/affiliate-setti...

I hope these help you and feel free to contact me if you have any other questions. Thanks for stopping by!

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YadiraE 5 years ago from Puerto Rico

Your Hub certainly is very useful. I was wondering how to build traffic and after reading your hub I'm going to set myself some goals too!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you YadiraE! I am glad that you found it useful. I wish you the best of luck! Happy Hubbing!

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Richard Reed 5 years ago

For some reason adsense blocked by account and i have no reason why


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Richard Reed, I am not very familiar with Adsense blocking reasons. What I can do is share the link with you on how to set it up so that you can make sure that you followed all the steps: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/1-2-setting-up-...

I tried to look in the forums but the link didn't load for me but I'll include it here anyway: http://hubpages.com/help/googleadsense

I wish I could be more helpful but I haven't encountered this problem before. I suggest you check out the forums and post a question so that someone may help you. Good luck and let me know how you make out.

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spirit929 5 years ago from Upstate NY somewhere over the rainbow

Thanks JS for the info! I just read it today. I thought that's what they were but I wasn't sure. Thanks again!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

spirit929, I appreciate you coming back and letting me know that you used the information. I am glad I can help. I definitely recommend really checking out the Learning Center. It's packed with in-depth information. I refer to it myself quite often. Here's the link: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/contents

Thanks for returning a comment. I appreciate that!

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schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago from USA

Hi,

I liked your hub and your daily goal idea. I've been here for over 12 months now and earned $42...It seems like I'll never make much...but who knows I guess?

I'll keep writing because I enjoy it and I hope HP stays open forever. But I must bring up backlinking, I only do it on facebook now...I used to do it with reddit, but now I can't remember which hubs I recommended so I'm lost sorta. I also tried shetoldme.com and stumbleupon. Any good other backlink ideas that are easy to do?

Thanks for the hub !

ps, what is Hubpages Elite mean?


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C-Bless 5 years ago from Canada

This is a great read and I appreciate you sharing your personal goals. About becoming a millionaire on hubpages, I must remember that the hare did win the race (the hare was slow but steady) so as my adsense pennies trickle in, I'll stay the course. I voted up because I like your writing style and your excellent ideas. I voted useful because I will be using your ideas.


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Very helpful information. This is encouraging for anyone who is just getting started!


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Steph Harris 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

A very good and informative hub, thank you for sharing all of your ideas and experience. I do love the community feel that we get from hubpages and even though I haven't started to make any real money from it with what you have said I will stick with it.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@schoolgirlforreal: Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! The absolute best way to make money here is totally based on article content. I am not even close to where I want to be because I haven't produced a lot of search friendly Hubs recently. I have been spending more time following and commenting others. I switch from "social" mode to "writer" mode from time to time. I am hoping to come out with some money makers soon. I have one in the works.

As far as back-linking, I say the more you are out there, the more you will be read! I would recommend sharing your links everywhere you can.

HubPages Elite is made up of member who run certain programs, such as HubGreeters and Hub Nuggets. Here's a link to find out more in-depth: http://hubpages.com/community/Learning-Center-the-...

Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@C-Bless: Very well said! I appreciate you voting Up and leaving such a nice comment. Slow and steady does win the race!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@randomcreative: Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I am happy that you found this article useful. Thank you!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Steph Harris: HubPages is a wonderful place to share. You will find many of us addicted to it! I know that I am. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it and stick with it!

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mommafitz 5 years ago from Saskatchewan, Canada

Very helpful! Thank you. I am new to hubpages and I will now be more patient and devote some more time to reading other peoples hubs and working on my own.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Welcome mommafitz! Patience is definitely a virtue on HubPages, especially for the first year! Have goals, hang in there, and you will get to where you want to be! Thanks for the comment.

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svenster 5 years ago

Super helpful hub to me as a new member as of about two hours ago. I just created my first hub and was looking for some direction. This helped me a lot. Your personal experience gave me some ideas to try out to build my repertoire of hubs and was also pretty inspirational. Thanks.


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sheenasen 5 years ago from india

thanks for the information...i really like ur style its simple and precise....rit fr. the heart i guess.i was searching..how to go bout as i m nw to hub pages...but i guess u made it very simple and clear to me..i know wat i hav to do and how i hav to do....c you around


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aprilking 5 years ago from United States

Thanks for that helpful information link!


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yort2325 5 years ago

This is a great hub thanks for all the great info.

This hub has gave me lots of ideas to make my hubs better and has gave me hope for the future.

http://hubpages.com/business/how-to-make-money-fro...


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@svenster: Welcome to HubPages! I am happy that you found this article helpful! I am glad to help! I will check out your first Hub.

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@sheenasen: You are very welcome! Thanks for the awesome comment. I appreciate it. Best of luck to you and thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@aprilking: Thanks for stopping by and commenting! You are welcome!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@yort2325: Thanks for commenting and sharing your link! I will check out your Hub. Good luck to you!

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sreekumar sukumaran 5 years ago

I like the idea, but the problem is when you have so much other activities too on internet, where would you find time to do all these. More over, if you concentrate and depend solely on adsense income from Hubpages, I don't know how yielding it would be. However, your efforts to write a very good article is admired.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you for leaving a comment sreekumar sukumaran. It is time consuming and takes a lot of effort. The key to making money through Adsense is determined on the types of articles you write. There are 2 parts of HubPages: the Social aspect and the "money" aspect. You can have a million followers and not make much money if you don't write the right kind of articles. Likewise, you can have no followers and make a lot of money.

The types of articles that make decent money have a successful formula: the content is "evergreen" which means it is something that won't fade away. Take this for instance: how many people will be searching about the Casey Anthony trial in 5 years? You might get a lot of traffic at first, but as the topic looses interest, people aren't searching it anymore. On the other hand, if you create a great article on say, how to "do" something as a step by step guide, you are more likely to have traffic consistently. Other tricks include Long-Trail search topics and finding your "niche". These are just a few key elements to the formula.

There are many other aspects to making money on HubPages. I would like to refer to a few links for more information:

http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/generating-reve...

http://hubpages.com/community/Learning-Center-long...

http://hubpages.com/community/Learning-Center-Ever...

I hope this helps clarify things!

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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA

Cool Hub - I ran across this one on twitter ;0)


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Obscure_Treasures 5 years ago from USA

Hi!!!!!!!!Great hub/Gathered a lot of useful formations.upload more if you have more informations.


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biblicaliving 5 years ago from U.S.A.

Just a word of warning though, be cautious when writing a humorous Hub. If someone takes it the wrong way, it may be moderated/unpublished. It's a rather disappointing experience to say the least. Just thought that I would share that insight. "A smart man learns from his mistakes. A wise man learns from the mistakes of others." -Unknown


pendrop 5 years ago

I am bran-spanking new to Hubpages and must say that this hubpage is very helpful. I'm going to write a hub or mabye some poetry. See y'all round the hubs!!


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jayb23 5 years ago from India

Lovely hub...will be sharing it with my followers. A must read for any newcomer. Keep up the good work


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anidae 5 years ago from Tennessee

I like your writing style and your experiences will help me to keep up my writing. I am still looking for my writing style but I hope to find it soon. Thank you for sharing your knowledge for beginners like me. I voted up.


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kd4rvb 5 years ago from Titusville, FL

Thank you for the excellent ideas, especially the productivity sheet idea, I will surely be giving that a try. Being new to Hubpages I find this very helpful. I have to admit, I'm not really expecting to make a fortune. I just enjoy writing and am finding this the best site I've seen so far for it. If you work hard, the money will come, assuming God means for you to have it.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@manthy: Thanks! That's cool that you found it on Twitter!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Obscure_Treasures: I am glad that you found this useful! I will post more as I learn. Thanks for the comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@biblicalivng: Very true. It is often hard to understand people's intentions when you are just reading what someone wrote. Thanks for adding that!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@pendrop: I am happy that this article is useful for you. Good luck here on HubPages and thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@jayb23: I appreciate your comment and sharing this link! Thank you!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@anidae: Thank you so much for the great comment. I am glad that I can help people who are starting out. The best way to find your writing style is to keep writing! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@kd4rvb: You are welcome and thank you! I am not anticipating becoming a millionaire but it would be nice! I agree with you that if God wants us to have it, we will! Thanks for your comment.

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Dr. Aaron LeBauer 5 years ago from Greensboro, NC

Great hub,

thanks for the useful information and inspiration to continue to write hubs and participate in the community.


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Jennie Demario 5 years ago from Floating in the clouds

Howdie Mr. Matthew! Great read for a fairly newcomer like myself. At 500+ followers you are a hub celebrity! hehe


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@ Dr. Aaron LeBauer: Thanks for the comment. I am glad that you found this article useful and inspiring. That means a lot to me, thanks!

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upal19 5 years ago from Dhaka

Very good advices. I enjoyed it thoroughly.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@ Jennie Demario: I'm pleased that that you think this article was a great read. Celebrity? I'm giggling but I don't know what to say. I don't think I'm a "Celebrity"...yet! HaHa!

Thanks for the comment. I appreciate it!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@upal19: Thanks for the comment!

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DilaraMawlaMonzur 5 years ago

It is a very useful hub, with a lot of information for a newcomer. Very helful indeed!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Glad to help DilaraMawlaMonzur! Thank you for the comment!

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luvmygirlz 5 years ago

Very helpful. Just joined today and just looking for something to do with my downtime. Being a stay at home mom and my youngest child starting full time kindergarden in a month I really needed something to do. I am yet to write anything but looking forward to sharing my opinions and other fun things. Thanks for the help


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Welcome to HubPages luvmygirlz! You won't get bored here on Hubpages! There are so many great writers and articles. It never ends! Thank you for the comment and I hope you check out the links and I wish you all the best! Happy Hubbing!

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luvmygirlz 5 years ago

Thanks and really look forward to it! So far so good and soooo addicting!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

It can be quite addicting, I agree!

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TravelinAsia 5 years ago from Thailand/Southeast Asia

Mr Matthew,

Thanks for the great bit of info. I do have a question.. how has the google panda update algorithm change affected your earnings and your traffic, and do you have any advice for people who have suffered post panda?


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

TravelinAsia, thanks for stopping by! I, like most Hubbers, have also suffered from the Panda update. When it first happened I had almost no traffic. Traffic and earnings are still lower for me but I have been keeping up with all the hard work the HubPages team has been doing. Check out the forums to see what is being done with this, if you haven't already done so. In short, HubPages won't succeed unless we do. With that said, I really believe that they are working in our best interest to resolve our problems.

The short answer is that it will take a while to get back to where we were. There is no doubt in mind that we will be even better ranked as a whole, but I think it will take some time to weed out the garbage. I know that Paul Edmondson, CEO of HubPages, has even had a physical meeting with people from Google trying to see what's next. I have my faith in the team and I will be vigilant. I think we will rise out of this. Quality content is quality content; Google will find it!

I hope this answers your question!

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Sandra E 5 years ago from Missouri

Mr. Matthew, I just joined the community this morning after deliberating for a couple of days. Your Hub was the first one I read to get my feet up and running--very impressive. I am also amazed at your follow through answers to each of your commentors. I hope I can devote as much attention to this endeavor as you have.


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Jenny_Leigh 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

Thanks for the info! I just joined a few days ago. I recently moved to a new state with my boyfriend. He has a job and I don't because I'm going to have my first child soon. Hubpages has been great! Writing is something I've always loved and it definitely passes the time while he's at work.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Sandra E: Welcome to the community!I appreciate your compliments. It can be time consuming to reply to each comment but I enjoy interacting with everyone who takes the time to read my articles! Thanks for stopping by and I wish you good luck!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@adeaugustus: Welcome back to HubPages! I am glad I am able to help! Keep up the great work and thanks for the comment. I appreciate it!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Jenny_Leigh: Welcome to HubPages! There is so much to do here on HubPages! Check out the forums, the HubHopper, and make sure that you keep writing! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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Zubair Ahmed 5 years ago

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for sharing this info, you are very correct in saying that it takes time on HP to get noticed and make money. In comparison to many I am still a baby on HP and can see now how the system works, it is hard work at first but if you can stick to it, it does pay off gradually.

Anyway thank you again for the info.

rgds

Zubair


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Zubair Ahmed, thanks for stopping by! I've been on HubPages for two years but I have to admit that I have only been "productive" in the last 6 or so months. It takes time, energy, patience, and persistence. It does pay off in the long run! Thanks for the comment!

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greatlove 5 years ago from Beaufort, NC

Thank you for sharing your wisdom. I greatly appreciate it.I'm just starting to get consistent on HP. Hopefully I will have some luck with my HP...


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Everyone goes at their own pace, greatlove. I see that you have been here longer than I have! Keep going! Now is the time to make it happen. Thanks for finding me. I am glad to follow you. I really look forward to your success!

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Naomi's Banner 5 years ago from United States

I apreciate this Hub. It gives me hope that I am not just waisting my time here. I have been able to maintain a good score since being on here however I have not made over a $1.00 yet which is one of the reasons why I started here. I will be honest I need a second income and thought I could generate enough income writing to do that. So I am grateful for generous people like you that share your wisdom! Thanks, Naomi


Damian 5 years ago

I have to chime in to say thank you for this article. Not only was very straight to the point, but I also found it to be extremely honest.

I'm very new here, and I have been reading ways to make this work for me. I truly enjoy writing and I love the attention of having other people read my creations. :)


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Naomi's Banner: Thanks for stopping by! Give it time: if you write great articles, the money will come! Good luck and thanks for the comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Damian: You are most welcome! I try to be honest in my writing. If you lie, you will get caught and there goes your reputation! Thanks for the awesome comment. I appreciate it! Good luck to you!

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lejonkung 5 years ago

great post with very useful information!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks lejonkung! I appreciate you stopping by.

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mistykay 5 years ago from Philippines

Thanks for posting this..so helpful for me as a newbie. All the best to you J.S. Matthew


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you mistykay! I appreciate the reciprocation! Glad to be of help. Thanks for stopping by!

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wheelinallover 5 years ago from Central United States

I like the feed now being available when I first log in. I have been here five months and had not seen this article yet.

Is anyone inspired yet? This works for me as immediate income is not a requirement. I am not a prolific writer and most of my best work is done while answering questions. I try to publish where I think each article will do the most good. In my case now its two websites, two business blogs and hub pages.

Recently I had the privilege of reading a blog which had been published in 2000. Things sure have changed a lot since then. Today's articles really show better.

I actually found this blog while doing a Google keyword search to try to improve the rank of an article I had written. It was in the number 1 spot on the first page. I haven't decided yet whether I will try to knock it out. We as hubber's today have information which will let us actually do that.

J. S. I like your idea of keeping a record of our time on hub pages. I think it would be a good method to test a few things. If you tried doing more of one thing and less of another you could find out how it affects the hub score. When you find out what works best it would be worth a fortune. LOL

Well I am off to see how my latest creation is going to fare.


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Humera Sharif 5 years ago from Faisal Abad

very helpful article for me.


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

With few exceptions, nearly all of my followers started following me after I left comments on their hubs. I joined hubpages shortly after Panda had happened. I've never been involved in a site that paid writers based on ad clicking. It seems bizarre to me.


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Naomi's Banner 5 years ago from United States

I am going to show my naïve here but someone please tell me what is panda?


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@wheelinallover: I also like the feed and have made it my homepage on my browser. You make some very good points and I appreciate you adding to this article! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Humera Sharif: I am glad this helps! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@FloraBreenRobison: The concept of us getting paid by people clicking our ads is related to search engines. If people are looking for a product or information and they search Google and come across our article, Google (and others) pays us when people click on the ads. It's like a referral fee. Thanks for the comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Naomi's Banner: You aren't naïve! Panda was an Update on Google's Search Algorithm and the way it accepts and rejects articles. There's a lot too it as many people on HubPages have lost a lot of traffic because of the update. HubPages is working very hard to fix the problem. Here's a few links for further reading:

http://jsmatthew.hubpages.com/hub/Feeling-A-Bit-Ov...

http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/78912

http://blog.hubpages.com/2011/06/preparing-a-test-...

That should bring you up to speed! I hope this helps! Thanks for stopping by!

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Bud Gallant 5 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Wow. This is extremely solid, useful information. I also appreciate the style you used to write this. I've never heard of HubCamp before. That sounds pretty incredible! Thanks for this awesome hub.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks for stopping by Bud! I see that you write some awesome Hubs yourself. I particularly enjoyed your Hub about the Sub-domain change. A lot of people will benefit from your article. In fact, I'll post it here:

http://hubpages.com/community/HubPages-Delivers-Su...

HubCamps are fun-check out my article to learn more. Thanks for the comment and follow!

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courtney8822 5 years ago from Texas

good hub, voted up! :)


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you courtney8822! I appreciate you stopping by. Thanks for the comment!

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Vucan219 5 years ago from Acworth, GA

Thanks for this informative hub, I am new to HubPages and haven't made my first Hub yet, I wanted to get some more info first and ran across this Hub and found it very informative, and wanted you to know that, and I look forward to making my first hub, after a little more research. Thanks for this hub.


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Bud Gallant 5 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Thanks J.S. That is really great of you!

Yes, I definitely will check that out on HubCamps. Sounds like a blast.


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reg5566 5 years ago from Santa Clarita, Ca.

JS you tell it like it is... Very helpful for me and a lot of others. Thanks am so grateful!

reg5566


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Vucan219: Welcome to HubPages! I am glad that this article can help you. Good luck with your Hubs and thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@reg5566: I am glad to be helpful! Thanks for stopping by!

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Keith120 5 years ago from Youngstown, OH

Excellent Hub! I am new to Hubpages and I believe this will help both experienced and inexperienced hubbers see there progress and stay motivated! Thanks for sharing.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I am glad that this will help you Keith120! Thanks for the comment!

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mybabymayra 5 years ago

thank you so much this was very useful ive been so depressed lately i haven't wanted to do much of anything but at least i am getting out of bed i haven't done that in a while


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

mybabymayra thanks for the comment! I hope that you feel better soon. Maybe if you spend some time on HubPages it could raise your mood! Check out the forums and questions areas. There are tons of interesting things out there. Keep your head up!

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angemac23 5 years ago from Canada

Great information for people starting out on the site!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks for the comment angemac23!

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jamesjacques 5 years ago from Seattle

I just joined hubpages yesterday. Reading this article was very helpful and will probably save me a lot of time, thanks.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks for stopping by jamesjacques! I am glad to be helpful and save you some time! Thanks for stopping by,

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rex michaels 5 years ago

Thanks, great info


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mohin28 5 years ago from London

this is a great Hub and useful information.


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hutura 5 years ago

Good information!! Keep up the good work.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@rex michaels: You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@mohin28: I am glad you found this Hub useful! Thanks for the comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@adeaugustus: Thanks for sharing your link! I am off to check out your Hub now. I do have a problem with procrastination. I often start things but don't finish them! Someday I will finish the novel! Thanks for checking back in.

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@hutura: Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it.

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seanorjohn 5 years ago

I'm lost. I read so many comments I forgot which hub I was on. If I press any more buttons I will probably get back to my browser. Voted up -- if I can navigate back


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

lol seanorjohn. I appreciate the comment. You made me laugh!

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prektjr.dc 5 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

Good article with lots of information for new writers!! Thanks! Voted up, useful and interesting!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

prektjr.dc thanks for the comment. I am glad that you found this article useful. I appreciate the votes! Thanks for stopping by!

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carolbrusegar 5 years ago from Nashville, TN

Very helpful information! I appreciate it!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, carolbrusegar! I am glad to help!

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mothercristina 5 years ago

I like the idea of having daily goals for hubpages. I'm always on again off again, which makes for little to no progress. Thanks for sharing tips.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I find that setting and achieving daily goals helps me to get to where I want to be. You are most welcome for the tips! Thanks for stopping by.

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janikon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

I really appreciated this hub - I'm a fanatical planner - it's refreshing to have someone propose the idea of daily goals and to keep organized, in order to succeed. It was fantastic advice, something I wish I had read four months ago, when I joined, but am thankful I read it at all


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks for the great comment janikon! It's never too late! I had a very slow start on HubPages myself. I have only been "serious" for less than a year. Good luck to you and thanks for the comment.

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Cshroff 5 years ago from North Carolina

This is a really helpful article. Personally, I think Hubpages should make more of an effort to inform new members such as myself. Your advice was really helpful because I didn't know how to get followers, or how the whole money thing worked. Thanks!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Cshroff I appreciate your comment. HubPages tries its best to greet new Hubbers via the HubGreeters program, of which I am a member. There are so many new members everyday that it's hard to keep up with everyone! You should be greeted soon. Thanks for the comment and I am glad you found this article helpful!

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Kyle Rivers 5 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

Thank you so much J.S!!!! This just gave me that extra spark of confidence. I believe in my writing capabilities and I often wondered, "Why aren't I gaining new followers yet?" Am I a horrible writer? No, It just shows that it takes a lot of patience. Something I do have. By the way, I rated you up and you just got yourself another follow!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Kyle Rivers you are welcome! I think you'll do just fine here! I appreciate the vote, comment, and the follow! I am now following you!

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Kyle Rivers 5 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

Thank you so much!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

You got it!

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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Great hub and very informative even for hubbers like myself who have been here for a few months now. It was very inspiring. Voted up + useful.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I appreciate your comment Seeker7! I didn't figure this out until a few months ago! Thanks for stopping by.

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Cardia 5 years ago from Barbados.

Great article! It has lots of good tips and information, especially for a new Hubber like myself. I also like that you explain that earning money from your Hubs does not develop overnight, and it takes time and diligence. Thank you!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I'm glad this was useful to you Cardia. It certainly takes time. Thanks for the comment. I appreciate you stopping by.

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moiragallaga 5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

Another excellent hub J.S. Matthew, with very good advice as always. Appreciate the way you encourage us newbies here and guide us to useful information to help us feel at home and improve our interaction here within hubpages.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you moiragallaga! I appreciate your comment. Thanks for stopping by!

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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA

COOL HUB MAN - THAT IS NICE TO HELP OUT THE NEWBIES LIKE ME!


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pinkytoky 5 years ago from Singapore

Very useful advice. Sort of help to strength my confidence in carrying on hubbing.


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Denisa Yeats 5 years ago from Canada

Great Hub!

I too write for the love of sharing my passions in life.

I may not be a great writer, but I do love what I do, and if someone gets a little bit out of it, then that's great.

I wanted to say that it is really apparent that you are a genuine person who loves to write and help others. Great to see that you respond to all the comments you receive. Not too many people do that.

Wishing you great success!!


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reg5566 5 years ago from Santa Clarita, Ca.

a great insite and informations thank you


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@manthy: Glad I could help! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@pinkytoky: I am happy to influence you! Good luck and thanks for the comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Denisa Yeats: I appreciate your awesome comment! I try to interact with each person who comments on my Hubs. I take great pride in my followers and I appreciate all the great feedback. Thanks you for stopping by and I wish you the best of luck! I am now following you!

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nmd777 5 years ago from Tennessee

I appreciate your honest and to the point advice about hubpages. I just signed up yesterday and was excited to see you became a follower of mine, thank you for that. I decided to read your hubpage to see what you have written about and found it very useful. I am very interested in checking out the hubcamp too, think I will do that now.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

nmd777 I am glad that this article is useful to you! Be sure to read up on the Learning Center to learn all about HubPages. There is so much useful information there: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/contents

I appreciate your comment and I wish you the best of luck!

Happy Hubbing!

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writingale 5 years ago from Land of the Green

very useful hub for me to start over .... thanks for the help


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TicksProfessional 5 years ago from Lucknow India

I am too slow...Completed just 6 hubs so far. I have been reading far more than writing and have come across many great writers. I enjoy being here on hubpages!

Great hub. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

There is no such ting as too slow TicksProfessional! I wrote the majority of my Hubs in the last year and many new people have written way more than the 61 Hubs that I have published. Everyone moves at there own place. There's a point in time for some people when things just click and then the ball gets rolling! That's what happened to me. I also do way more reading on HP than I do writing. To each his/her own! Thanks for the comment and the votes and keep going!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@writingale: Thanks for stopping by! Glad to help!

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Vish 5 years ago

Hey Matthew, Thanks dear for following and guiding me with such great information. I actually needed this knowledge. Loved u shared this :)


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

You are most welcome Vish! I am glad to be helpful providing this information. Good luck to you and Happy Hubbing!

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Mels Place 5 years ago from Florida

I love this hub and I do appreciate it as well. My husband has been writing on hub for about a year now and was just featured on this weeks weekly newsletter. He has not really done it to make money but is learning that he probably could. I am starting a new venture and thought why not try my hand at it. I am so happy that I was one of your "daily goals" I look forward to reading more!!

Melody at Mels Place


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maryellenquigley 5 years ago from Indiana

Thank you so much for this. It is awesome advice for a newbie. I'm a little overwhelmed at the moment, but this made me feel much better.


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Christystidbits 5 years ago

I have to thank you for the information as well. I too am a newbie. I do enjoying writing and I also enjoy expanding my knowledge through research on topics that interest me. I will definitely be checking out some of your other articles.


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KoraleeP 5 years ago from Vernon British Columbia Canada

Thanks a lot for sharing your HP experiences and knowledge. It is very much appreciated :).


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tamarindcandy 5 years ago

Thank you, this is excellent advice. Voted up + useful.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Mels Place: Which Hubber is your husband? I appreciate your comment! Thanks for stopping by.

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@maryellenquigley: You are most welcome! It can be overwhelming at first but in time, it will all sink in! Just don't get discouraged-and keep on writing! Good luck to you and thanks for the comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Christystidbits: You are also welcome! I am glad that this article is useful to you! I appreciate you checking out my articles and I wish you the best of luck!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@KoraleeP: Thanks for the comment! Good luck on HubPages!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@tamarindcandy: Thanks for the comment and the vote! I appreciate that!

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organicrider 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

Thank you for the advice. I hope I can find enough time to write and add to my Hub pages.


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burrell1975 5 years ago from Maryland

Thank you, all of the information listed was very helpful to me because I'm new and I didn't quite understand everything about hubs but I am going to check out the Hub Learning Center and other stuff that you mentioned and thanks for welcoming me to HubPages.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@organicrider: Thanks for stopping by! I hope you find the time but go at your own pace as not to get discouraged. Good luck!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@burrell1975: You are most welcome! It will take some time to be familiar with everything, but you'll get it in no time! Definitely frequent the Learning Center. HubPages adds to it somewhat often and there is a ton of great information there. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. I wish you all the best!

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HERBCYCLOPEDIA 5 years ago

It was definitely a surprise to find hubpages and an even higher surprise to see how much money they needed to invest on developing them but the engineering behind and the way they use this social tool is fantastic. To be noticed in hubpages they "force" you to be present there and get more and more hooked, which by the way they manage to achieve quite easily.


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California

You have written a great "how to get started" hub, with solid information, and a friendly format that will not scare away a skittish newbie. You were honest and willing to share, and I loved this hub because it is so typical of the Hub Pages environment. I've been here for about nine months now, but some days it feels like forever, this place just feels so much like a home. I've made a little money, and since I gave up my job to take care of my dad and my daughter, that is a nice bonus, but what I've gained from the community is priceless. Everyone I've met is supportive, helpful, and kind. We are all writers here, No matter the level of experience, education, or life circumstances, everyone is taken seriously, everyone has the opportunity to learn from each other, and I've neither witnessed or experienced even one incidence of cruelty, condescension, snobbery, or discrimination. Something that cannot often be said. Hub Pages is a great place for writers who love to write, and for readers who are looking for new original content. You carried this spirit through out your hub. Loved it so much that I posted a link to my FB wall, and another to my personal blog. Voted Up, Useful, Awesome, Interesting. Thanks for a great read, and keep up the good work!

Kristen


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@HERBCYCLOPEDIA: Yes, HubPages has been working hard for years to constantly update the site. The best part about the site is, unlike sites like Facebook, you have to be somewhat intelligent and creative. It weeds out the junk! Consider me hooked! Thanks for the comment.

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@K. Burns Darling: What an insightful comment! I appreciate your positive appraisal of this article. It's nice to hear from people who have been around for a while and agree with my points here; it adds validity to what I have posted, and I thank you for that! I have to agree that HubPages is the best online community, hands down. It is a very positive atmosphere and I am proud to be part of it! I really appreciate you commenting and sharing. It means a lot to me! Thanks again.

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SummerSurf 5 years ago

Inspiring me to keep writing. Nice article and good to get an insight into someone else's hubpages experiences.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks for sharing your comment SummerSurf. I appreciate you stopping by! Check out my other Hub about my experiences on HubPages: http://hubpages.com/community/Im-Really-Enjoying-C...

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HERBCYCLOPEDIA 5 years ago

Thanks a lot for this information, it was kind of difficult to gather all this from many other different articles and hubs but you manage to make it clear in a very short space ;)


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dan-1 5 years ago from Tampa, FL

thanks for the helpful advice, it will help to get the ball rolling.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@HERBCYCLOPEDIA: You are welcome! I am pleased to put all the info together to help out new Hubbers! I am glad that you found this article useful. Thanks for the comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@ dan-1: You are welcome! Good luck to you and get writing! Thanks for stopping by.

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fabulouslyfit 5 years ago

Thank you J.S. for your time and effort to help "New Hubbers" like me! I can't wait to write my first article, just tweaking it to show my best!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

You are welcome fabulouslyfit! I am glad to help out! Good luck and get writing!

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fabulouslyfit 5 years ago

Thanks Again, I appreciate it!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Any time fabulouslyfit! Contact me if you have any questions! I am here to help!

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marriednokids 5 years ago from California

This was so helpful to me since I am not on Hub pages. Thank you!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Glad to help marriednokids! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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MPChris 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

I'm so happy to see I'm not the only person who uses worksheets to track my productivity!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

They come in very handy for keeping track and staying with your goals. It works for me! Thanks for stopping by MPChris! I appreciate your comment.

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kikifish 5 years ago from Honolulu

J.S.Matthew,I am new here and this is really really uesful for me, hope I can be as successful as you oneday. again, thanks!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

kikifish I am so glad that you found this useful! Whatever goals you have, if you stick with them, you will get where you want to go. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment! Good luck to you!

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kikifish 5 years ago from Honolulu

JSMatthew, many thanks, I will keep up doing it just as you do!


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bwhite062007 5 years ago from East Coast

Very imformative blog! I am new to this and you just answered some of my curious questions. Great Job!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks kikifish! Good luck to you!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I am glad that I can help by answering some of your questions bwhite062007! Let me know if you have any more questions! Thanks for stopping by.

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Kimberly Turner 5 years ago from New Jersey

Love the Hub! Very informative and I especially love how you created your own goal chart... that is such a great way to keep track. Voted up and useful!


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BrantleyFoster 5 years ago from Southeastern United States

I'm all for the idea of setting goals. Trying to answer questions and comment on hubs also serves to make the community stronger.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Kimberly Turner: I am so glad that you love this Hub! I definitely used the chart a lot when I first began. I am constantly adjusting my goals from time to time. Right now I want to focus on producing some more quality Hubs! I recently posted some old poetry that I wrote which is different for me as I usually post more "structured" articles. Being on HubPages is a constant journey and I always look forward to what comes next! Thanks for the comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@BrantleyFoster: I agree! I try to answer questions by providing links from the Learning Center. Commenting on Hubs is the best way to create relationships on HubPages. Thanks for adding your comment!

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Winter Maclen 5 years ago from Illinois

I followed your advise, and link to this page. It really is helpful. And the comments of the others helps too. I guess some of us who are new to the site are concerned that if we comment too much or interact with too many experienced hubbers, we might come across as pushy or dumb. At least I do. I'm the sort of person who stands in the corner at a cocktail party and watches rather than interacting for fear are appearing badly.


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happypuppy 5 years ago

I enjoyed reading your hub. It is very useful, especially for beginners like me. Voted up!


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K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

thanks for sharing your thoughts on how to be popular and successful here at hubpages. When I first started off .. for about a year I didn't participate in the question & answer bit of hubpages but for the past couple of months I started to take an active interest in the question/answers and it is true that they do increase followers and traffic.


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MangBerto08 5 years ago from Philippines

WOw! Thanks. This is great information especially for me (newbie).


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Alex Simring 5 years ago from Australia

Thanks for a really useful hub. Its great to be part of a community which is all about sharing ideas.


msivakumar 5 years ago

That's a very nice way of making the newbies comfortable. Its like your seniors welcoming you (while in college). Thanks for all the efforts.


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LearnFromMe 5 years ago

I appreciate that you have shared your tips, goals and experiences here on HubPages. I think I might go do some of the things you suggest! Thanks!


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ThePracticalMommy 5 years ago from United States

Wow! Awesome tips here, J.S.Matthew! Thanks for sharing. If the kids give me a break today longer than these five minutes I might try to meet some of the goals you mention. :)


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Winter Maclen: Hello! I find that in most cases people on HubPages will not find you as shallow or dumb for following them. For most of us in the community, having followers and comments on our Hubs means we attain some level of success. I know that I appreciate all my followers and the comments they leave! Don't worry about it. The community here on HubPages is really awesome. You'll see! Now get out there, write some Hubs, leave comments on other Hubs, and start following people! You will see that most of the time, they will follow you back! Thanks for the comment and good luck to you!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@happypuppy: Thanks for the comment and the vote! I am glad that you liked this article.

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@K Kiss: I like to answer questions, particularly the ones that new Hubbers ask about HubPages. I like to provide useful links from the Learning Center to answer their questions. Great point! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@MangBerto08: I'm glad this is useful to you! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@abercrombie coupons: I am so happy that I encouraged you! Thanks for the awesome comment! I appreciate it.

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Alex Simring: HubPages is all about sharing indeed! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@msivakumar: I am pleased that I made you feel comfortable and welcome! My efforts are working! Thanks for the comment.

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@LearnFromMe: I wish you the best of luck! Thanks for commenting!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@ThePracticalMommy: I hope that you do get the time to do what you want to do! Enjoy them now though, they grow up fast! Thanks for stopping by!

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Winter Maclen 5 years ago from Illinois

Matt - I took your advice. And now I'm following you.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you Winter Maclen! I wish you all the best! Good luck!

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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA

Good article, I think it will help many people


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks manthy! That is my intent; I hope it does help people. I have received a lot of good feedback and I am thinking about adding a few more sections in the near future. Thanks for stopping by!

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ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

@ J.S.--Thanks so much for this information!

@ Winter--Me too!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks ThoughtSandwiches! I'm glad that you got something from this Hub! Thanks for stopping by!

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LABrashear 5 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

Thanks so much for the tips. I'm brand new here and appreciate any advice!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

LABrashear thanks for the comment! I am glad to help. Good luck to you!

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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Congratulations on winning the Most Helpful Hubbie award. You greet so many and give them great advice with hubs like this.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you so much Happyboomernurse! I didn't even know about the contest! I am so honored. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the awesome comment!

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SummerSurf 5 years ago

Useful and informative. I can empathise with what you mean by starting slow; I seem to go through phases. Some times I'm addicted and spend a lot of time on HubPages, other times I take a break as I find myself not getting much else done. I've got a full time job, love reading books, travelling, walking and want to learn to surf. There's only so many hours in a day. I hope though that slowly, over time, I'll be able to build up my articles and write about all the things I want to write about. Thanks for the helpful article.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

SummerSurf I can relate! I have periods of aggressive Hubbing and then I take some time off. It can be very addicting! Just go at your own pace and you will get to be where you want to be. I appreciate your comment!

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nayaz1625 5 years ago

Thanks a lot J. S. Matthew


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Cookinmom11 5 years ago from Saint George, Georgia

I like the spreadsheet and the daily productivity goals. Specific tips like these are very helpful to us newbies! :)


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

You are welcome nayaz1625! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Cookinmom11: I am pleased to be able to offer you some help! I appreciate your comment!

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Vinay Heart 5 years ago

I love this hub! I just started to write and this is a great sort of one stop guide to using hubpages. Your resources were excellent compliments to the article. Thanks for your help!


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alphagirl 5 years ago from USA

Glad to be a part of the world Hubpages. Compared to wordpress, this is so much easier to navigate. Thanks for being a hubgreeter.


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happypuppy 5 years ago

Thanks for the great info and advice. They sure come in handy for a beginner like me.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Vinay Heart: You are most welcome for the help! I know that when I started out on HubPages there really wasn't anything that was put together that was quick and helpful, and it took me a long time and a HubCamp to really know what to do here. That's why I decided to write this hub 4 months ago-to help out new Hubbers! Now that I am a HubGreeter, I feel like I can really make a difference! Thanks for the comment and good luck!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@alphagirl: HubPages is so much better/easier than WordPress. I have a WordPress account but all I use it for is re-direct people to my HubPages. I just couldn't get into it. You will find the most awesome people in the world here on HubPages and I'm not kidding! You wait and see-this is the best community on the web! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@happypuppy: You are most welcome! So glad to be of assistance. Let me know if you have any questions! Good luck and Happy Hubbing! Thanks for the comment.

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pbsandwichofdoom 5 years ago

Another great hub. I'm noticing that my AdSense earnings slowly and steadily increase the longer I'm on here, and I like getting the chance to keep up my skills writing for a general audience (As a grad student, you write some arcane and opaque material for a really narrow audience). I've also been trying to comment more, but I'm a little worried that once school starts in again, I won't really have the time to keep up with things here. Anyway, keep on hubbing! Voted up and useful.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello PB!

All of the ad programs generally take a bit of time to increase your earnings. Some people get lucky from the get-go; it's all about content and search. To be honest, some of my personal Hubs that I like the best don't generate the most earnings. It's more about what people are searching in search engines and how well your articles rank in the search. To learn more tricks to getting traffic and earnings, check out the "Choosing Topics" section of the Learning Center. There are some great articles that will train you to get better search engine results. Good luck with school! I understand that you won't have as much time to comment and all that, but do try to frequent back here and there. Thanks for the comment! I appreciate you stopping by!

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alphagirl 5 years ago from USA

I looked at the learning center to see how to make the ad sense ads appear. I can't find those answers. On the hub page info it says to go to hub then click raise it to high...where is that on my page? I can't see ir or find it. I even typed on you tube hoping to find a how to to show me. no ads appear on my page...:(


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello alphagirl! If you have successfully signed up for and were approved for Google Adsense, the ads will show up automatically. The time frame varies but it can take up to a week to get an e-mail from Google. Did you get your approval e-mail yet?

Try this if you already received the e-mail:

Go to "My Account" at the top right hand side of the page.

Then select the "Earnings" box in the left hand corner.

In the "Affiliate Settings" capsule, Google Adsense should be the first program listed.

Click "Get Started" or "Configure"

Follow the directions from there.

I hope that this answers your question! Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions and please let me know if this resolves your problem. If not, we will have to take another look at it.

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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Thank you so much for your encouraging mail and for the interesting article! And I thought writing was just a hobby! ;) When you love to do something, earning from it sure is the "frosting"!!

Thanks again!

Kathy :)


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blairtracy 5 years ago from Canada

I enjoyed reading your story. It inspired me to keep on writing! Thank-you.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@KathyH: You are most welcome! I like your comment about the "frosting"! Very good. Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@blairtracy: I am so happy to inspire you! I appreciate your comment. Thank you, and keep writing!

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jodhpur 5 years ago from JODHPUR

Thanks for writing a very useful hub, New writers like me are inspired by this hub.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

jodhpur, you are most welcome! I am so happy to be able to help new Hubbers! Thanks for the comment!

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iviskei 5 years ago from In your computer, stealing your internet.

This was really helpful! I'm just starting out and it's actually really nice to know that you don't just make money right away. That means my articles don't just stink. Lol! Thank you for writing such a great article!


mib56789 5 years ago

Excellent HUB. I'll be sharing it with others by linking back to it from my HUBs and redirecting traffic here. It's great for newbies to get advice like this. If they’re anything like me: First you sign up. That’s the easiest part because it’s free. Then you get scared because you think you can’t do it. Then you find the courage to do at least one HUB and hold your breath waiting to see if you will banished from the community. Then you discover that there are really nice people here. They support and encourage each other. Then you go “I think I can!” The rest of the your story becomes HUB history. :)


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

WHEW! With the amount of comments "useful" votes on this hub - that alone proves to me that you know what you are talking about, Sir!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@iviskei: It takes a while to build a following and also for Google to recognize and rank your pages. Have patience and be consistent and you will get to where you want to be. Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@mib56789: You said it right! That's a great way of describing the beginning process on HubPages! Well said! I appreciate your comment and sharing with others!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Wesman Todd Shaw: I really appreciate that comment! Thank you so much!

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iviskei 5 years ago from In your computer, stealing your internet.

Thanks for that advice JSMatthew! It's much appreciated. ^_^


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

It's my pleasure iviskei!

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iviskei 5 years ago from In your computer, stealing your internet.

Would you mind if I ask you a question regarding some hubpage information I put on a hub? (Sorry for this annoyingness, but you seem like a wealth of information. lol!)


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

No, iviskei, I don't mind and your not a annoying! I am a HubGreeter-this is what I do! Why don't you go to the right side of the top of the page and hit the "Contact J.S.Matthew" button so that you can send me an e-mail. That might be the easiest way to answer your question!

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danielbatista 5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

Very useful hub, I'm new here and it's always good to read hubs like this one.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Glad to help danielbatista! Thanks for stopping by!

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maxravi 5 years ago from India

Thanks for your comment, I knew a lot of things now about comments and score.voted up.


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fresh2def05 5 years ago from Louisville, Ky

This hub was incredibly helpful. Thanks for the help.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@maxravi: I am glad to help! Thanks for stopping by!

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mrsbloomingrose 5 years ago from Virginia

Thank you for your helpful articles and for welcoming new hubbers! Looks like I made the right choice by joining :)


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

mrsbloomingrose you made a great decision by joining HubPages! Wait until you meet the community! Thanks for reading and commenting and I wish you the best of luck!

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Helena Ricketts 5 years ago from Indiana

I love your spreadsheet idea and will have to use that to keep track of my activities on here to see what works for me too. I agree to only comment on hubs that you actually read and only read what you are interested in!

Thanks for sharing this info!


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Made 5 years ago from Finland

Thank you so much! This hub is very useful. I guess I'm one of the slow writers.


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Angie Jardine 5 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

Wow, what a lot of comments, JS! You seem to have hit a nerve with most of us hubbers.

I've only been here 6 months but I'm working hard at producing quality content (don't always pull it off!) and so far I'm only making about a dollar a month. But I'm willing to stick at it because I need to write - it feeds my soul.

Like you I'm in it for the long haul ... see you around.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Helena Ricketts: It is true that you shouldn't leave "empty" comments on Hubs that you didn't really read. People can see right through that! The spreadsheet is a great way to get started with setting, keeping, and accomplishing your goals. I appreciate your comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Made: I am glad that this article is useful to you! Everyone writes at their own pace, so write within your comfort zone-just don't ever stop writing! Thanks for the comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Angie Jardine: I am grateful for all the comments and support from fellow Hubbers! It takes time and effort to really figure out what's best to write. I started off doing Movie Reviews and have added Recipes, Poems, Essays and Short Stories, and more. Over time you find your niche. Keep working at it and you will make more money. I appreciate your comment very much and I would like to share a few links from the Learning Center that will explain what elements within articles make money on HubPages:

http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/in-depth-vs-bro...

http://hubpages.com/community/Learning-Center-long...

http://hubpages.com/community/Learning-Center-Ever...

http://hubpages.com/community/Learning-Center-keyw

http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/doing-your-rese...

http://hubpages.com/community/Learning-Center-topi

I hope that this helps! Thanks for stopping by!

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Cage SC 5 years ago from Presently located in greater Columbia, SC - USA

Congratulations! Yours was the first Hub page I read after joining up, writing my profile and first Hub submission. I was looking for a place to begin blogging - at the constant urging of many friends and aquaintances - and the lure of possibly making a few cents for my nonsense venting and random expounding on rather eclectic subjects sounded worth the trouble. I then hit "Hubs" and yours was among the first to offer advice. Thanks for the the input and the time it took to do so.


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ninacrimaldi 5 years ago

Thanks for the information. You answered alot of my questions!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

Thanks for a great hubpage. I am also going to be exploring some of the links you mentioned in this hub. Voted up!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks Cage SC! I had no idea that this article is the first to show up! That is great to hear! Welcome to the community and feel free to ask me any questions. Thanks for reading and commenting! Good luck!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@ninacrimaldi: Glad to answer some of your questions! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@homesteadbound: You are welcome! Please do check out te links; they are very helpful! Thanks for your comment!

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opinionsvary 5 years ago from my laptop

This was extremely helpful and inspirational! I'm still working on my first hub and I'm really nervous, I've been wanting it to be perfect. After reading this article I realize I will have to write a few Hubs to even get comfortable before the good stuff comes out. The links are really helpful as well! Thanks again!

-opinionsvary


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courtlneygdtm 5 years ago from United States

Thanks for this helpful news! I enjoyed reading your article. I've read several articles about HubPages, and this is the first one I read that talked about HubCamps. I hope a HubCamp comes to my area soon! Thanks again!

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andrewwilliams63 5 years ago

Very helpfult, thanks a lot.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@opinionsvary: Don't be nervous! I am sure that once you publish your Hub people will read it and be kind! That's the way it is here on HubPages! It takes a little while to get your rhythm but I think you'll do fine! There is no such thing as "perfect"; just be the best you can be. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a great comment. Let me know when you publish your first Hub!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@courtIneygdtm: Thanks for the comment! I hope tat you get the opportunity to attend one of the HubCamps someday. They are fun and very informative! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@andrewwilliams63: Glad to help! Thanks for the comment!

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x2x3 5 years ago

Great hub!! I just started writing my hubs hope people would like it:)


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DeborahNeyens 5 years ago from Iowa

Thanks for the useful information. I just came across Hubpages a couple of days ago and published my first two hubs this morning. I am most interested in the exposure, although a little income would be nice, too. You've offered some good suggestions to get me going. Thanks again.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@x2x3: I hope so too! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@pinkish: You are very welcome! Thanks for reading and leaving a comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@DeborahNeyens: You are most welcome! We are glad you joined our community! Welcome to HubPages! I appreciate your comment and wish you good luck!

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Forex 5 years ago

Very useful and motivating is the least adjective i could use for this hub. I have once been a hubber before, but didn't manage to publish an article before quitting then. But i found a reason to come back, and this hub has been a great source of motivation for me, as i have published 2 hubs within four days of joining again. I would also prepare a daily plan for myself very soon. Great work here. Keep it up.


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getridofwartfast 5 years ago from Canada

good article .. just getting started my self found it very helpful


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Forex: That's awesome! Welcome back! I appreciate your comment and look forward to reading some of your work! Good luck!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@getridofwartfast: Glad to be of assistance! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

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swathi180 5 years ago

Hi Matthew great article.It is really helpful for new hubber's like me.Learned a lot from your hubs.Definitely I will prepare a plan so that my traffic increases as well as earnings also.Thanks for the info.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you swathi180! I am glad to help out. Thanks for stopping by!

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Paul Westphal 5 years ago from Anderson, SC

Thanks for the useful hub. I am still kinda new to this and you gave me some ideas. Thanks


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I am glad that this article was useful to you Paul! Thanks for leaving a comment! I am now following you!

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skymaster 5 years ago

Really nice one ;)


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks skymaster!

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Maralexa 5 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Thank you J.S. Your article helped me at a time my motivation was lagging. I am working very hard at this whole process of writing and enjoying it more than I would have thought. The reading of hubs is not the chore I thought it might be. It is amazing how interesting and inspiring so many hubbers are.

Your daily planning outline helped me. Thanks.

P.S. may I ask why you are following me? I know it's a bold question, but am truly interested.....if you have the time.


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besidestillwaters 5 years ago from Harrisburg,PA

Thanks. I have 1 book published and know writers do not become rich. Feel free to critique my hubs if you see areas where I can improve. I have so much already written and unpublished.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Maralexa: Sorry for the delay in response but I have been away for a couple days! I am so pleased with your comment and happy to intervene at a time when you were lagging. I don't believe in coincidences! I also couldn't survive without spell-check, but that's besides the point!

When I first started on HubPages I thought it was impossible to read so many articles from so many people. After some time however, I find that it isn't really a chore but rather something I look forward to. HubPages is by far the best community on the web, hands down. It amazes me that so many great people come together all in one place.

I am glad that I was able to help you, and as far as why I am following you, I came across your profile and noticed that you write things that I am interested in (for starters, my great grandparents were Canadian!) and I wanted to make sure that you would show up in my Feed. I appreciate your comment and look forward to reading some of your work!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@besidestillwaters: Out of curiosity, where did you publish your book and how many copies have you sold (roughly). I am thinking about publishing a book in the future (I'm about 1/3 done with first draft) and just curious about the whole process. Thanks for stopping by and I will check out some of your Hubs!

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SheliaKay 5 years ago from Marietta, Ohio..... but born and raised in Northern Ohio on Lake Erie

Thank you for all the valuable information and links. I do admit this site has been quite overwhelming . A vote up for you, and I will differently be following your hubs, and advice.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello SheliaKay! It can be overwhelming, especially with all the recent changes since the Google Panda Update. I tried to put a little bit of everything in here to try to get people on their feet. There is a ton of other information in the Learning Center regarding traffic, choosing a great title, and much more. I appreciate your comment and thanks for the follow! Good luck to you!

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mcgreg28 5 years ago from Florida, USA

I am new to hubpages. Due to my class schedule, I am unable to spend a lot of time on the site. How much time do you recommend that I try to spend on the site?


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello mcgreg28! Everyone moves at their own pace, that's about all I can say. I wouldn't let it get in the way of your classes and homework! Do what you can, when you can. There will always be Spring Breaks and Holidays, and random opportunities. I would recommend that you maintain a minimum amount of time-even if it's an hour a week. If you spend too much time, your sleep and school will suffer and if you don't come around at all, then you'll be less likely to continue on HubPages. Find a balance that works for you. Awesome question! I hope my answer helps you!

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makusr 5 years ago from India

Thanks J.S.Mtthew,

Your article is very informative, realistic and a must read for all the beginners like me. Once I read about McDonald company. The article said that you might be making better burgers than Mc but Mc knows how to sell it better. This selling aspect of the thing has always to be taken care of. Your article deals with it. A very useful article. Voted up!

Lots of Love,

MAKUSR


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

That's a great point that McDonald's can sell better even though we can make a better burger! I appreciate you adding to this article! I appreciate the comment and vote!

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stacirenae89 5 years ago

I really enjoyed reading this. It let me know then even me the girl who is starting out with all of this and has loved to write all her life but was to afraid of what people would say about it, I have more inspiration to actually do this. I can become a professional writer. Thank you so much.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Once we get over our initial fear, stacirenae89, no one can stop us! Like former President J.F.K. said, "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself"! I wish you all the luck and thanks for the comment!

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Irwan Sukmawan 5 years ago from Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

Thank you sir! I got a pretty clear overview about this HubPages, after reading your articles.


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wildove5 5 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

Thank you for following me! And for the great info, I do have a question.....What is my URL address?


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Excellent hub. So many times I have people ask me what is HubPages and I offer them a short answer. From now on I will just tell them to come here and read your Hub. Up and awesome, useful and interesting.


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

Terrific hub! I love the idea of using a productivity sheet. I will have to try that. People are always asking me what is HubPages and how to get started. This will be a terrific hub to point them to. Thanks!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Irwin Sukmawan: You are welcome! I am glad this article helped you. Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@wildove5: You are welcome for the follow! I am not sure which URL you are asking about but if you go to "My Profile" at the top right hand of any HubPage, the link to your Hub profile will be in the address bar. Your's is: http://hubpages.com/@wildove5 You can copy and share it with people and they will be directed to your profile page and all your Hub Articles will be displayed at the bottom of your profile information.

I hope this answers your question! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Just Ask Susan: I really appreciate your referring this page to new users and also for the comment, votes, and follow!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@tlpoague: I appreciate your comment and for sharing this link! Thanks for stopping by!

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TheEpicJourney 5 years ago

Hey J.S.! Thanks for finding my hub and following me. I read this article and it was really helpful! At first I was just kind of writing on hubpages as something to do. After reading your article I'm a bit overwhelmed at the minute, but excited to see the potential that this site holds. Thanks for all the information! I'll be sure to keep in touch if I have questions. You seem like the go to guy haha. Thanks again!


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lollipopping 5 years ago from europe

Thankyou for this helpful and realistic article! I now have a much better idea of what Hubpages is all about. My brain is buzzing with ideas on what to write about!!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@TheEpicJourney: You are most welcome for the follow! It can be overwhelming but over time it gets a bit easy to stay on top of things. Just go at your own pace! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@lollipopping: I am happy that this article is useful to you! I appreciate your comment. Get writing!

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selfdefenselesson 5 years ago

I can't say anything but this.. "great hub".

Lot's of good pieces of advice. Especially for a new guy like me.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks selfdefenselesson! I appreciate your comment!

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franstan 5 years ago from Grates Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

I have been a writer on HubPages for a while now and I haven't made a cent. I gave up, but now I think I'll give it another try. Thanks for this page


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hi franstan! My first question to you would be have you set up your ad programs correctly? There are some things you need to do to make money. Here are some links from the Learning Center that give detailed explanations of the Ad Programs:

http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/affiliate-setti...

http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/What-is-the-Hub...

http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/1-2-setting-up-...

http://hubpages.com/community/Learning-Center-What...

I hope that these articles can help you and I am glad that you decided to stay on HubPages. Feel free to ask me any questions. Happy Hubbing!

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franstan 5 years ago from Grates Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Thank you. I have just revisited the ad programs and found I hadn't set up the Hub Ad program. Also I don't think my pages are very good, so I'll have to get writing.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Your welcome! Glad to help. I just checked out your Hub on Visiting Western Australia and thought it was great! You should consider adding some original photos that will greatly enhance your Hubs! Good luck and get writing!

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suzettenaples 5 years ago from Taos, NM

Thanks for the advice. I just published my first hub a few days ago and can use all the advice I can get. I don't know if any one cares about Naples, FL, but it is a fun place to be and live and since so any people vacation there I thought it would be a good place to start with a Hub. Wish me luck - that always helps, too.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello suzettenaples! You are welcome for the advice. You will get a lot of support from other Hubbers here on HubPages as this is a great community. I am sure that there is an interest in Naples, FL! I wish you the best of luck and thanks for the comment! I am now following you.

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xXSweetiXx 5 years ago from The Pacific Northwest

As a "Newbie" to Hub Pages, I am impressed. I have been writing for years, and finally feel that Hub Pages is the place to let it all out, in black and white! Thanks so much for your great Hub!!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I am so glad you finally found a place to call home xXSweetiXx! Welcome to the community and Happy Hubbing! Thanks for the comment.

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moirie 5 years ago

thank you... it's really very useful in my part... I and my wife planned to engage to this blogging activity,, we got married at early age with one baby at present.. I am really seeking info's same as your blog... I am not into writing but my wife does.. I always convince her to do blogging for us to make money and serve it as savings for our baby:)


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rjsadowski 5 years ago

this is an interesting, thought provoking article. I am new too HubPages and I am always interested in getting feedbach on my hubs and you have provided useful ideas.


dastof1963 5 years ago from Missouri

I love anything that's practical and applicable. Your Hub is both, and very much appreciated!


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rdevito04 5 years ago from Connecticut

I just joined and this was very interesting and useful. Thank you so much. Now I have to go plan my first Hub.


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ivantsoft 5 years ago from US

great hub. will be useful for rookies


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@moirie: I wish you and your wife the best of luck in your blogging adventure! Thanks for stopping by. I am now following you!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@rjsadowski: I am happy to help! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@LittlePayday: You are welcome and thanks for the vote!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@dastof1963: I appreciate your comment! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@redevito04: You are most welcome! Thanks for the comment and I look forward to reading your first Hub! Feel free to come back here and post a link to it!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@ivantsoft: Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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PositiveChristian 5 years ago from Hailsham, England

Although my profile says I've been on Hubpages for 3 years I have only just published my first Hub, so I really am new.

Your Hub is very enjoyable to read and I now have some idea as to what I can expect from Hubpages.

Thank you for your excellent writing.


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tiniewinne 5 years ago from world

liked it very much


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@PositiveChristian: It's never too late to get started and everyone goes at their own pace. I am glad I could help! Thanks for the read and comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@tiniewinne: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for stopping by!

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Money Making Moms 5 years ago from MISSISSIPPI

This was great. Exactly what I was looking to learn.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Glad to help Money Making Moms!

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UrsulaRose 5 years ago

Well written informative Hub Article - perfect for any 'Newbie Hubber' to read to get them off to a good start.

Happy to be a new follower of yours and look forward to spending time reading more of your hub articles. :-)


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I appreciate your comment UrsulaRose! I am trying to help new Hubbers get acquainted on HubPages. I always appreciate when "Veteran Hubbers" like yourself comment on this Hub. I am glad I am making a difference. I appreciate the follow and your comment! Thanks for stopping by.

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breete01 5 years ago from Huntington, IN

@J.S. Mathew, thanks for providing this information. Much appreciated.


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Urt og Dyr 5 years ago

I enjoyed reading your story and this introduction, Matthew. Thanks.


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

thanks very much for this hub, it is very informative and I wish i had looked at something like this when I began. It even keeps me on my toes so there you are!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@breete01: You are most welcome!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Urt og Dyr: You are welcome. I'm glad that you enjoyed it.

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Rebecca E.: I appreciate your comment. I think that you were one of the first people I followed a long time ago! This makes me happy to see that you found this article and find it useful! Thanks for making my day!

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Mind Unsettled 5 years ago from In My Head

Interesting hub! I never heard of HubCamps, but I should check one out. I love your scientific approach to HubPages, with the spreadsheet and all, but it must work :)


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello Mind Unsettled! HubCamps are fun and beneficial for authors on HubPages. I had so much fun and learned a lot in Boston. I never really thought of myself as a scientist, but since you put it that way, I'll take it! The methods and practices I have described in this Hub (wow, I do sound a bit scientific! lol) have worked for me and many others have said the same. I appreciate your comment. Thanks for stopping by!

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moirie 5 years ago

@ J. S. Matthew. Thank you for accepting and following me...I am still at the process of convincing my wife... She has not started blogging yet... I know she can create nice blogs.. i believe in her.... As to my part, I am not into writing and is not used into.., but i want to try...


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Nelly A. 5 years ago

Up. This hub helps a lot. Thanks for sharing this.


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Karen Graham 5 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

I am very new to Hub and am not sure if I am doing well at all. I wrote my second Hub last night, and it dealt with something I really love. I did notice that the words seemed to flow better than when I wrote the first one, so I am thinking that maybe I should follow through and continue to write about historical events and places.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@moirie: It is my pleasure to follow you! When speaking with your wife, show her how awesome the community is. Let her know that her efforts will not be in vane. You also need to tell her that this is a bit of work and takes time; it's not a get rich quick scheme. Just keep motivating her and when the time is right, she'll come around. Then she'll be addicted to HubPages! As for you, just write about what you want. It's that simple. Eventually, everyone finds their niche. Thanks for the comment and good luck!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Nelly A.: I am glad to help and appreciate the vote and comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Karen Graham: It sounds like you are exploring your niche! Just keep going! Write about what you enjoy and the end result will be worth it. Thanks for the comment!

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Kawaljit kaur 5 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India)

J.S.Mathew

I am a beginner on Hubpages, just joined. I was not knowing about it. It just happened. when I came to know that you are one of my first two fan followers, it cherished me a lot. Your article will help me in the times to come.


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forall 5 years ago

Thanks a lot Matthew. My first hub to read and my 1st comment on Hubpages. I really appreciate your work. It was much helpful. Thanks for following me. Good luck!!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Kawaljit kaur: That's an awesome comment! Thank you so much and Welcome to HubPages!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@forall: You're welcome! I am glad I can help! Welcome to HubPages and thanks for stopping by!

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Elizabeth Hayl 5 years ago from Midwest, USA

Thank you VERY VERY much for sending me this link! Bookmarked for sure! You give great advice!


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breete01 5 years ago from Huntington, IN

That's a very useful link J.S. Mathew.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Elizabeth Hayl: You are VERY VERY welcome! I appreciate your comment and bookmarking this Hub! Welcome to HubPages!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@breete01: I appreciate your comment and I read some of your Hubs and think you are a voice for people who sometimes don't have a voice! You will do well here on HubPages!

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Hunbbel Meer 5 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

This is a great hub for beginners Mr. Matthew. I wish I could have seen it the time I started off at hubpages. I thank you for sharing this, on behalf of all this hubpages community and many beginners to come :)


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kaynelson 5 years ago

This hub was really educational for me. And though I was willing to be patient as far as money...it made me a little more patient. Quality over quantity is my motivational phrase now! I was nervous about only having one so far!Thanks so much for writing this!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Hunbbel Meer: Thanks for the awesome comment. I always appreciate when you comment on my Hubs! I am just trying to share the things that I have learned.

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@kaynelson: Patience is a virtue...especially when trying to make money online. The fact is, most people quit before they even have a chance. Kudos to you for adopting your new motivational phrase. It will be a good guide for your future. Go at your own pace and produce something that you will be proud of, and others will learn from and enjoy. Thanks for stopping by!

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Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

This is a really great Hub. I have written for fun for many years and am just interested in sharing some of my stuff with other people. I work full time and my writing is drying up, I'm hoping that Hubpages will keep me on track, I've been a regular visitor here for the last year. I am hoping to start my first Hub today. Your hub is very informative, thank you for your efforts for us newbies!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello Jools99! Glad I could help! Good luck with your first Hub and thanks for stopping by!

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lundmusik 5 years ago from Tucson AZ

thanks so much for all your help!!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

You're welcome lundmusik! Thanks for stopping by!

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Terishere 5 years ago

Great hub and very informative!! With the short time I've been here, I found that commenting and voting on hubs I like has helped greatly with traffic. Plus, I've met some really great people here!!

I think I'm addicted lol

Great work! Voted up, useful and awesome!

Terri


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks Terishere! I always appreciate your comments. Being active in the community definitely increases traffic, especially when people Share Hub Articles on their Social Networks! The HubPages Community is unlike any other online site. There are so many great people sharing so many different things. I appreciate you comment and votes!

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Ratanak Ou 5 years ago

Thank for your greatful hub !


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

My pleasure Ratanak and I am pleased to meet you from Srok Khmer!

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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines

This is what made you indeed the most helpful hubber Sir J.S.Matthew, This gives us new hubbers ideas what to expect as we go along in this wonderful community. and I can say it will be a great experience! Thanks a lot for sharing this.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you so much for that comment Admiral_Joraxx! I really appreciate it!

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Discover2020 5 years ago from Florida, USA

Awesome article and very helpful.


Butterfly 5 years ago

Hi J.S. Thank you for following me on hubpages and the helpful links and suggestions. I am new to this and have a great deal to learn it seems. But I will plug away and hopefully be able to write some articles myself. Everyone sounds so friendly. Thank you again.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks Discover2020! I appreciate your comment.

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Butterfly: You are welcome for the follow and for the links! You'll do just fine! Just go at your own pace and make sure to check out the Learning Center from time to time. I appreciate you stopping by! Welcome to HubPages! You will love the community!

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Barbara Turpin 5 years ago from N. California

I love love love!! this hub.....enlightening and well written!! I do have one question, I've searched and I can't find an answer ........ or, I overlooked it (not unusual!).

I'm going to be using ONLY my iPhone when writing. As everybody knows, interruptions are unavoidable, my question, can partially written hubs be saved via hub? I'm actually afraid of your answer, afraid I'll only be able to read, not write :(

Thank YOU


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jean2011 5 years ago from Canada

This is a great hub! Very informative! Thank you so much for sharing.


mrhauma 5 years ago

I am very new to "hub", in fact I signed up just this morning. I found your article really helpful, and I just wanted to thank you for sharing this. Cheers.


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eclecticme 5 years ago from South Carolina

Thank you so much for following me, because that in turn allowed me to find you. This was a great hub and I know I will learn a lot from you and your experiences.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Barbara Turpin: I am pleased that you love this Hub! Unfortunately, I am an Android user and not familiar with Mac systems. I am sorry I couldn't answer your question. Have you tried posting in the Help Forums? http://hubpages.com/forum/2 If not, I am sure someone there knows about it! Sorry I couldn't help! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@jean2011: You are most welcome! Thanks for the comment!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@mrhauma: Welcome to HubPages! I am glad that you found this article and find it helpful! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Happy Hubbing!

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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@eclecticme: You are welcome! Thanks for the comment!

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Everminding 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

I just joined Hubpages today, thanks for the tip on Hub Camps


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Welcome to HubPages Everminding! Thanks for the comment. I am now your first follower!

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docbruin 5 years ago from USA

Great page and excellent information. This was one of the very first pages I went to when I was first checking out HubPages and the info you have here gave me the confidence to get started. Thanks for your work!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I am glad to be of assistance-especially for a fellow Boston Bruins Fan! Welcome to HubPages Doc! Thanks for stopping by!

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jasminegeorge 5 years ago from Rome

thank you so much for this hub!now I understand a lot more!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

You are welcome jasminegeorge! Glad to help out! Thanks for the comment.

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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

thank you J.S Matthew for helping...


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

thank you J.S Matthew for helping...this is a very helpful insight...i was banned from publishing for a month and it was quite frustrating...yet along the line Hub page approved my posts...actually this is my first time to publish hubs...like you I am fond of writing poetry...that's what I intend to publish, my own poems...


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Musicmp3 5 years ago from United States

wow so many comments this is very informative stuff. Thanx


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@raciniwa: You are most welcome! Welcome back to HubPages! I wish you the best of luck. Thanks for stopping by!

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