Hello! I found out about HubPages through a Pintrest post, and although I was a bit nervous because I'd never done anything quite like this before, I dove right in and I'm not regretting a second of it! I just wanted to try to get to know more people in this awesome community and see if anyone has any advice for the newbie. I have 6 featured Hubs so far and 1 pending, so I've been posting fairly consistently, and I'm getting some, though not a huge amount of, traffic. I haven't applied for AdSense yet since I don't have at least 10 featured Hubs, but I plan to in the near future. I've enjoyed the interactions I've had with some of the awesome people on this site, and I hope to meet more!
Just wanted to introduce myself and let people know how much I am loving HubPages! This is truly an awesome community of great writers, and I am so excited about it!
Hi Elizabeth, You have found a great place to write, get fascinating information and meet a uniquely talented group of people who are passionate about writing. So many of the hubbers have given some really useful information about how to take advantage of writing on Hubpages. I learn something new all the time. My suggestion: just write. Fine tune as you go along. If you love to write, this is the place. Take care.
Welcome, Elizabeth Bowers! You will love it here as I did (and still do) when I dove in with no understanding of online writing or what to expect. The people are very nice and helpful. I love your profile, very engaging. I'm sure you'll do very well here based on what I read. My pleasure to meet you. Enjoy and have fun.
Thank you very much for the kind welcome, and it is a pleasure to meet you as well! I am looking forward to perusing your Hubs in the near future! Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to respond to me! It means a lot!
Hello Elizabeth and welcome to HubPages. As DzyMsLizzy said, there are "lots of friendly and helpful people" here and "it's also fun to write here". Whenever you get stuck, or stumped, simply ask a question and someone will answer it for you.
You don't have to, but it is advised because you will have a better chance to be accepted. I was going to apply earlier, but a little note popped up, telling me that it's recommended but not required that you have at least 10 to better your chances. I'm sorry if I confused you!
Thank you! Honestly, right now I'm just happy writing for the few people who are enjoying it, and mostly for myself. And if I make a few dollars along the way, well, I'm not going to argue, but I'm really just doing this because of my passion for writing and the topics I'm writing about.
Hi Elizabeth! It is nice to meet someone who is in the same boat, I'm a brand new member also. I just finished my second hub (pending) and I am having a blast getting to write and getting to know new people. I can't wait to read more of your hubs
Hi, Elizabeth Bowers.. Welcome to hubpages. Do you have an active adsense account?.. If you don't, create a few interesting hubs and get your adsense approval as soon as possible and start earning. Looking forward for great hubs from you. Following you .. All the best
Advice? I'm probably not the best to give it, since I'm still in-waiting for a payout after writing two years here; however, I'll give some anyway.
1. Be sure to read the Tutorial in the Learning Center, even if just briefly. 2. Take advantage of the available capsules when constructing your hubs. 3. Long hubs (1,000+ words) tend to get better Google standings and draw more traffic than short ones. 4. While it's fine to right on a variety of topics, you'll achieve payout quicker if you can hone on one topic or genre. 5. Read other hubs and comment on them for inspiration. Doing so will help your hubber score, which, in turn, will boost your desire to keep writing. 6. Don't get bogged down with hub scores (the number assigned to an individual hub). These do change, depending on traffic. 7. (This one should probably have been placed first.) Take the time to reread your hub for grammar, spelling, and punctuation before publishing. (If you're not sure about something, I'll be glad to help--you can send me the question and example through my Fan Mail.)
Hands-on and time are ingredients to success. Whatever you do, don't give up!
Wishing you "victory" here at Hub Pages, I say, "Blessings!"
Welcome to HP, Elizabeth! I still consider myself new here myself, 18 months later -- but I've thoroughly enjoyed the time here thanks to the amazing hubbers and hub-staff, the ability to write on any subject I choose (and incorporate my own photos), and the easy format for publishing, sharing, and promoting hubs. Having primarily freelanced for print media / print books, I was hesitant to enter the world of writing online content -- but having done so, I've found it surprisingly rewarding (and addictive). The interaction with the audience and with other writers is fulfilling and the immediacy of publishing exciting. It's wonderful having total editorial control as well -- what a pleasure that freedom is, after having had pieces butchered by editors in the past.
This is a terrific site and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Hubbers are an encouraging and inspiring bunch. Keep those hubs coming -- I'll look forward to reading them.
Thank you very much for your insightful and thoughtful post! I wasn't sure what to expect when I started writing here, but you're right - it's been nothing but rewarding! Thank you so much for the welcome!
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