Here is a great online article by someone who is (or used to be) a fan of HubPages. It's titled: "Hubpages’ Success Stories Keep The Article Writing Dream Alive". It's an interesting read. Let me quote from that article, it says -
"Do not give up on making a living off of your online writing. Here are examples of Hubbers who are living the dream.
Many Triond writers harp on the fact that most only make pennies or a few dollars on Triond every month. Many have given up the hope of earning anything substantial on the internet deserting their writing dreams. However, how many have tried HubPages? HubPages has a much higher Alexa traffic rank than most writing sites and is one of the giants. Nothing illustrates success like seeing examples of people succeeding.
The following are a few highlights gleaned from the present HubPages link http://hubpages.com/success/ and is information by HubPages so it is not a case of writers claiming to make what they do not.
1. Marye Audet - She makes $3,800US monthly and presently has 487 articles (called hubs on HubPages).
2. Kathryn Vercillo – Kathryn makes $1,500US and has 1134 hubs.
3. Habee – Habee earns $1,300US monthly and has 1021 hubs.
4. John D Lee – This writer makes about $1300US monthly and has 494 hubs.
These are just a few of the success stories at HubPages. All of these figures are dated late 2011, post-Google Panda, so they may be making more now."
The HubPages 'success stories' page doesn't exist now. But the dream lives. It's still inspiring a lot of people on the internet. I'm just wondering why they disappeared, disappointing the dreams of so many people online.
Here is the link to that great article: http://writinghood.com/writing/hubpages … eam-alive/
Those were old success stories that were not written by Hubpages but statements presented by those hubbers. The earnings were possibly real at the time they gave the statements but the since then the site has been hit by several Google algorithm changes that made those statements impossible to believe, considering how the changes affected many top hubbers, and caused quite a controversy.
Plus, by putting those hubbers in the spotlight the way they were, they became the biggest targets of content theft because so many newcomers wanted to emulate them. While I find success stories inspiring, I would rather they be anonymous and show substantiated proof of success.
The frontpage entries were written by HubPages staff(s). And, obviously, it were the people running HubPages who persuaded those 'hubbers' to enlist their names and provide a brief 'story' so that the 'Success Stories' page could come into existence.
And now, all of a sudden, that page has been pulled down.
HP solicited statements from those hubbers, some of whom made claims in the Forums. HP does not know how much we earn, at least not back when those stories were written. They were written pre HP-Ads and before HP took over Ebay and Amazon, and before they disallowed affiliate links. HP also provided traffic graphs of those hubbers which allowed us to infer their statements were true. They took the traffic graphs down when the site tanked and the inference could no longer be substantiated.
I'm happy those success stories are no longer available because they provided unrealistic hope to the hundreds of newbies that sign up here every day. They're looking for overnight success which will not happen. Those successful hubbers have worked hard for several years (3 -6) and still work hard to regain what they have lost.
Create an account ---> Write what you like ---> Earn money ---> Look at what these successful hubbers have done ---> It was the most disingenuous thing ever displayed on this site.
However, images and graphs are no substantial evidence. And, as there is no 'independent' third-party monitoring the human processes on this site, there is no guarantee that any claim officially proclaimed here, is true.
Added to that, they have a pretty good track record in sincerity issues...
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