What Every New Hubber Should Know

Welcome to Hub Pages

I am not in any way an official greeter, but I have had a few close calls trying to save Hubbers from the I'm Leaving thread. In my short time I have gained a bit of experience and, while I am no expert at marketing, I can tell you where to find a lot of good information, and a lot of good friends.

So, welcome New Hubber, to a place that will hopefully be the happiest place on earth, as it is for me.

The first thing you should do is go over to the forum and check out the threads to the left. This is where you will find the answers to most of your technical questions and where you will find all of the how to's for setting up your adsense. If you are like me, it will only take three tries to get that one right (lol). You will definitely want to read the TOS (Terms of Service) If you don't you could get yourself in trouble real quick!

This from the forum page posted by Maddie Ruud is a comprehensive guide to help you with setting everything up.


Making Money on Hub Pages

One of the first questions everyone seems to have is to do with money. I had done my research before coming here and found it is usually two to three years before serious money can be made. Nelle Hoxie proved them all wrong. After only a year she was making a tidy sum each month. Here is the forum thread for Nelle's anniversary. In posts she tells us how she accomplished this amazing fete.


Another Hubber i would like you to meet is Patty Inglish MS. She has taken the time on more than one occasion to help me. Look at the layout of these two members Profile page.

You will notice that Nelle's is short and sweet, a first person account of herself, her likes and her dislikes. If you want to have a personal feel to your profile page, you can format it similarly. Patty's profile reads like a book jacket, in third person, If you are a professional writer with marketable skills, then her resume style profile might be right for you.

Your profile page can be changed and edited as often as you like. Be sure to read a few and figure out how you want to introduce yourself to your readers.

You can access your profile to make any changes by clicking on My Account, at the top of the page, and then in the new menu, select Your Profile under Your Account. On the left hand side you will see various choices such as your avatar, and on the right side you will see your BIO which is where you can write whatever you want the world to know about you.

An interesting side note here, in case you do not know, to make a link: Copy the URL you want to link, then highlight the words you want to serve as a short link. At the top of your capsule, or bio box, two new tools appear. A little chain link, and a broken chain link. Clicking on the chain link will bring up a box and you paste the URL. It is so easy! If you decide to unlink, just highlight and then click the broken chain link.

Now to Introduce you To the Community

Okay, here are some Hubbers with the social skills you need in order to enjoy your new life as a Hubber.

Zsuzsy Bee and her Hub-ctionary - a usage of HubPages hubbing words. Zsuzsy is our resident word usage pro as well as another excellent example to follow, if you want your hubs to be professional.

Mrvoodoo, and Forum Etiquet - A tale of how the forums can be fun one day and a dread experience the next, please read before sparring with the pro's. Mrvoodoo was an eclectic sort, do not let the name scare you away. He knew how to get rid of monsters under the bed, and how to sell rubber ducks and just about anything else you could imagine. He was full of surprises. Sadly, MrVoodoo was one of the hubbers who left in my absence.

MyWebs and How to Get More Followers, an extensive view of what to do to increase traffic and scores. I wish I had this information five weeks ago, when I started.

Okay, now you know how to talk, how to act, and how to find friends. The friends I have made here are too numerous to mention, I would be remiss if I left out the names of those who "took me in" Cosette, so patient as I tagged after her like a lost puppy. Habee, who answered my questions and is sooo funny! I have already mentioned Patty. Tom Cornett, and Earnestshub why they chose to like me, I do not know we are so different but they always make me laugh. Then there is Ohma, so peaceful in spirit, and Hokey, and Mega1. Figment and Stevennix2001, Sara Tonyn all you can count on, all the time! There are so many, it is suffice to say, you will not be sorry if you follow everyone I am following, or those who follow me. These are only the people I have interacted with the most, I am not playing favorites, but when you see them in the forums, introduce yourself, and for a good read, click on their name and any hub.

All of these great people and more, too many to mention, are here waiting for you to find them, here on HubPages.

How will they find you?

There are many good ways to make friends. One is to read other hubs. You can choose some of the people I have mentioned or you can go to these locations to find hubs to read.

This is the Hub Challenge Links thread: Here you will find links to thousands of hubs written on the 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge which is ongoing. You can start it any time, but many like to start on the first of a month, it is easier to keep track.

Another place to find hubs is here, in the Recommend another Hubber's Hub thread. If you go in, read a hub by the person who last posted, then copy the URL and paste in the thread. The next person reads one of yours and posts your URL.

Here is the thread Hubbers Help me Find a Hub For My Blog by Dale Mazurek, you will find excellent hubs selected by hubbers, the rule is you can give one of yours, but you must go out and find one by someone else too. Until you feel ready for this task, there are a lot of hubs there for you to read. Dale Mazurek uses his own blog to promote our hubs, and Hub Pages. Thanks Dale!

Finally a new feature here, The HubPages Hop! by Pauldeeds.This tool will have you hopping through the latest hubs! It is a great way to meet people.

Now make sure that when you read you post comments even if it is just a simple Thanks for writing, or I like your style... Anything meaningful you felt about the hub.

Participating in forums, posting comments, writing Hubs and asking or answering questions is called your Hubtivity. Hubtivity is what increases your hub score, as well as writing quality hubs, and getting page views. I think that's enough for your first day, so I say again:

Welcome To HubPages. You are going to like it here!

Helping Mothers and Others

If you would like to earn tangible residual income each month within a year, please contact me. You will be making a commitment to help others.

If you need help with anything from coping to writing please feel free to contact me as well. I do not charge for my knowledge. Just tired of seeing everyone taking advantage of others. Contact me (Faybe Bay) via HubPages through the link at the above right.

Have a great Day, thanks for reading, and if you like my writing please help me by rating me up, and sharing my page by clicking below.

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skyfire 6 years ago

Hi faybe bay, nice hub there. I was not aware of zsutsybe & mrvoodo's hubs, will check them out. I've similar hub on hubpages member expectation/frustration, but unable to cover everything in it. :(

BTW why not write your experience on hubHop tool, i'll wait for that hub :)

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Skyfire, that was really fast! I am always catching hubbers ready to call it quits, I thought, maybe yhis would be better, catch them when they get here!

Please feel free to put your link to your hub in the comments, I would be honored and it would help new hubbers!

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pinkylee 6 years ago

omg faybe! i had no idea you were doing this and i am so honored to be a part of this hub.

I have had much success here in the last 5 weeks of being a member and i have met some pretty amazing people as well as some that i just flat out do not get along with but that comes with life and a tip for anyone reading this is if you find you dont get along with some simply ignore them and if you do cross paths as you will just be nice ... drama is for high school lol

Faybe is one of the sweetest and nicest people here and always has kind words to say!

Koodos hunnie on this hub ... and thank you again so very much

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

I had to put you in honey, you taught me how to make friends here! thank you. I am hoping any seasoned hubbers will add comments to help fledglings along. Thank you Pinky, for helping me.

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Jen's Solitude 6 years ago from Delaware

Hi Faybe Bay, You've written a great hub for those who are new to the site. Very encouraging, welcoming, and easy to understand. Good job!

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dpfitzell 6 years ago from North Dakota

Thank you from a new hubber. I read and enjoy as many of these types of hubs as I can.

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Jen! If I have missed anything that would be helpful, please let me know.

@Dpfitzell, I am pleased to meet you, Thank you for reading and I hope this will help you.

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

I liked this hub and you listed some important things for people to get started on Hubpages. These are things I didn't know for about 3 months when I started. Good hub.

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you again, Pamela! I am glad it will help. I will do another in a couple of days.

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webdesignsbyapw 6 years ago from Petaluma, CA

I'd like to thank you for posting this. I'm a new Hubber and currently starting my 30 Hub Challenge. Im in love adding pics, and the overall site is better then any other sites I write at. I read Nellie's forum topic you referred and it is really inspiring. Keep up the good work!

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you, Webdesignsbyapw! I am following you and trying to learn from you as well.

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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Very interesting and informative!!

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Carlina Muscle, thank you. I hope it will help some people navigate and make new friends.

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TheJman 6 years ago from I've hidden it in my hubpages...its like where's wally but rather where's J :P

Great Hub Faybe!! :)

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Jman! You charmer, you are everywhere.

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

well done and it is good to know hubbers like you do care about others, YAY, Maita

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Maita! I am working on another. The next will be about turning to the experts, here in the hub world. LOL.

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Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

Very nicely done Faye. I'm glad to see you're adapting well to HubPages. :) New Hubbers have received a great piece of writing. Thank you for your generous effort in writing what they need. :)

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Cagsil for all of your help! I wouldn't be half what I am without you and the Home Team and Hub Tribe!

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samboiam 6 years ago from Texas

As new hubber,I appreciate this hub. Very informative. Thank you for helping us "newbies" out.

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shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

What a lovely introduction for newbies. I wish this was around for me when I first started! Well done Faybe x

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Samboiam, and Shaz! I do too. I suggested it to some of the others, but they just said, Yeah "somebody should" and that meant me. LOL :)

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Stevennix2001 6 years ago

great advice faybe. i think this will definitely help out a lot of new hubbers out there, and im sure they'll thank you too. :) anyway, thanks also for mentioning me. I wasn't expecting it to be honest. However, I'm glad you consider me a good person as i always found you to be one of the nicest girls on hubpages. :)

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank You, I wish I could have had room for everyone! Ohma wrote a special hub just for that! I linked it on my part two, with her permission of course.

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Ign Andy 6 years ago from Green Home Office

This is a must read hub for all new hubbers (like me).

I feel so lucky, thank you Faybe.

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Ign Andy, Welcome to HubPages! I am glad you found this to hopefully direct you to the places you need to go. Thank you for your kind comment.

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mod2vint 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

Holy Cow, we joined about the same time and you have learned so much more than I. Thanks for the post when I'm not at work I'll check out each and every link you have listed.

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Mod! I just know how to get there I am PC challenged LOL and SEO challenged (Whatever SEO means anyway) :)

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Rafini 6 years ago from Somewhere I can't get away from

Wow, great hub! The info on the links was especially helpful for me - I had no idea how to do this! Thanks for spelling out the how to's of HubPages. :)

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Rafini, now here's the challenge, can you explain some of it to me? I am good on this page but when it comes to the tech stuff? Ugh, I need montization for dummies! And if you write it I will read it and follow your lead!

HUGS, Faye

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susanlang 6 years ago

Faybe, I loved reading this. Wish it was up 5 months ago. Very informitive, thank you. It's easy to see how much time and hard work you put on the hubpages. I'm grateful to you. Thank you.

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Susan, I appreciate you stopping by! I was surprised this didn't get as much attention as I hoped, but at least it has helped a few.

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susanlang 6 years ago

Faybe, do you mind if I put a link to it on my profile page?

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Not at all! I would be flattered! Susan, that is a very sweet gesture on your part, thank you!

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dawnM 6 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

Thanks for the great info!

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Dawn, I hope this info helps you out!

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ns1209 6 years ago from UK - England

Great information

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Ns1209, hope it helps!

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Lamme 6 years ago

Very helpful. Thanks for the information.

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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Lamme, I hope it helps you make the most of Hub Pages!

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Mike's Corner 5 years ago from Maryland

This hub is a great resource, Faybe, thanks for putting it together!

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Faybe Bay 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Mike, I have been working at a regular job, massive hours, so I didn't get the comment until now. I'll be back to writing soon!

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incomeguru 5 years ago from Lagos

I'm very happy to have stumbled on this hub. As it contains important links that'll encourage newbies, and over time be great hubber. Voted up!

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Faybe Bay 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hopefully the links are not too far out of date. Great luck to you, I hope you become a great success at Hub Pages!

EphedeExcacle 4 years ago

Condivido esaurientemente nonostante le idee espresse fino ad ora. Continuate in questo modo.

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Faybe Bay 4 years ago from Florida Author

Translated on Google translate, I knew it was a compliment: EphedeExcacle wrote: "I share fully in spite of the ideas expressed so far. Continue in this way."

Thank you, EphedeExcacle. I wish this was in English so I could read without Google Translate. :)

Grazie, EphedeExcacle. Vorrei che questo era in inglese così ho potuto leggere senza Google Translate. :)

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