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How long before you decided HubPages was worth your time?

  1. William15 profile image84
    William15posted 2 years ago

    We almost all enter HubPages as sort of an "experiment." How long were you here before you decided to "stay?" Or are you still waiting? What were the determining factors?

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      Beth37posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I don't have anything better to do so....

    2. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I signed up to comment in the forums.  2 months later I ran across a reference to making money here and was instantly hooked.  Unemployed at the time, with lots of time to write (and figure out how it all worked) and feeling very poor it didn't take much.

    3. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I almost immediately felt it was worth my time; primarily because of the tools and how you can put together an attractive article. I wanted to share my writing, knowledge and insights, and HP was the perfect platform. Then I began to learn more and the forums and Hubs are a great training ground for someone like me who didn't have experience or knowledge in terms of writing online. Then I found out that there is a financial reward, eventually. Mostly, I have never thought anything happens overnight. I never have thought that way, not even when I was young. That's why I've always been willing to put work and time into anything that truly captures my attention and that I love and want to do.

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      sheilamyersposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I came to HP when a friend told me about it and I thought it would be a better place to write than a blog because there's more exposure here. I figured I'd give it a month and then decide if I'd stick around. I'm still here after seven months. Not only am I seeing more of my writing being read and commented on by other HP members, I'm also getting much more traffic from outside sources. My writing has also improved because of the more strict standards set by HP. I love it here!

  2. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 2 years ago

    More than four years later, I still have not decided.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    I started screwing around with HP in early 2011 just for the sheer hell of it. I still treat it as a hobby rather than a revenue source, it's less stressful that way.

  4. ilikegames profile image81
    ilikegamesposted 2 years ago

    I'm still in the experiment stage (only been here a few days) so I guess I'll have to get back to you on that one wink

    Ideally I'd like to re-assess after my first month here (aiming for a good amount of Hubs) and then watch it over months following. I'll probably give it an entire year before a say a definitive yes or no.

    I'm loving it so far anyway!

  5. WriterJanis profile image81
    WriterJanisposted 2 years ago

    I've just made my 4th Hub. It's too soon for me to decide. I'll need more time and Hubs.

  6. janshares profile image88
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    I don't recall exactly but it was early on (under 2 months) when I realized that despite the many frustrations (no Adsense approval, slow progress, and low hubberscore compared to others with less work), my love of writing and promotion of my business through my HP articles, made it worth it to stay. It did eventually pay off but took a long time, a good year and a half before I saw real progress. Patience is the key along with being clear on what your purpose is for being here. If it's quick money, it won't feel worth it to stay. But if it's growth as a writer, the pay offs will come.

  7. grand old lady profile image88
    grand old ladyposted 2 years ago

    Almost immediately, for practical reasons. You get $50 faster from Hub Pages than you would get $100 from a blog. Also, you get to have a very nice community of co-writers.