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Brand New to HubPages

  1. Justin Frye profile image88
    Justin Fryeposted 2 years ago

    Hello there fellow Hubbers, I am brand new to the site and have two hubs published and waiting on a third to get accepted.  These honestly are my first time writing publicly.  I have never done anything like this online so this is a huge learning curve for me.  I plan to spend a lot of time in the learning center trying to learn the ins and outs.  I was hoping that a few of you could possibly read through my hubs and give me a little feedback.  I welcome constructive criticism.

    Thank you, and God bless

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image89
      Millionaire Tipsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages.  I have taken a look at your Corporate Ladder hub.  It is a good start.  Here are a few things I would do to change it:

      1.  Put the words into text capsules and title each section.  This way, people can quickly skim to see what the article is about and go straight to the information they are seeking. It also looks better visually.

      2.  Check for grammar issues. I run my words through the grammar checker on Word.  Also read the article after you have let it rest, and you will find issues on your own. Let's use this sentence as an example: "Most people want to be apart of a corporate team due to them wanting to wake up in the morning, go work their 8 hours, clock out, and come home to their family's. "  apart should be a part them should be their and family's should be families. Even with these changes, I would probably change the structure a bit to be more clear.  People don't want to work in corporations because they want to wake up in the morning, and without research statistics, I wouldn't trust "most". I would probably change it to say "Many people want to work in a corporation because they can work for eight hours, collect a paycheck, and go home to enjoy time with their family."

      3.  The quote at the beginning of the article is repeated.

      4. You have two images next to each other. I would spread them out more. I personally try to make sure there is always something pretty to look at as I scroll down the page.  Your hub shows just writing as you scroll down.  Also, you probably are using copyrighted images.  I suggest you find ones you are allowed to use, or use your own.  There is a Learning Center article on how to find and use images.

      5.  You asked a lot of rhetorical questions.  I think there are too many. If I were writing this hub, I would change it to a list. 5 Reasons Why You Must Stop Climbing the Corporate Ladder. It would help me organize the hub and make it easy for the reader.  The way it reads now, it is an opinion piece.  A list would make it more professional and more about the reader.

    2. calculus-geometry profile image86
      calculus-geometryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages! It's refreshing that you're not averse to reading the Learning Center, it really is the best source for most of the details of how HubPages works.  You might want to start with these two

      http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Elem … tellar-Hub


      The list of things that go into a "stellar" hub are not requirements, but a guideline of what will help you write hubs that get good search engine traffic.  Getting a Google Adsense acccount is the first step in making money through the HP Earning Program ( http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/hubp … am-and-ads ) Google Adsense is an external program, when you apply for an Adsense account it's a good idea to have at least 20 good hubs (articles) and your account is at least a month old. If you already have an Adsense account, you can disregard all that and start earning immediately using your existing Adsense ID.   

      Usually if there is anything wrong with your hub, it will be listed in a black warning box at the top of the hub before your publish.  (For example, it will give you a warning if you have more than two links to the same domain, or too much text in bold.)

      Overall, just writing is the best way to get a feel for how the site works.  Things like HubScore and HubberScore you shouldn't worry about too much.  They tend to change randomly and no one knows how they are calculated.  (What's factored into scores has also changed many times over the years, so some info on this site is out-dated.).  The bottom line is they don't have any effect on how much traffic you can get and how much you can earn.

      Also, there is no capsule (module) that automatically creates a table of contents, but this is a good tutorial for creating one from scratch.


    3. easylearningweb profile image90
      easylearningwebposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hello Justin and Welcome to Hubpages!

      Here are some tips for successful hubs:

      1. Write what you know a lot about or something you have a passion for, and it will show through in your writing.

      2. Include awesome pictures and be sure to reference the source.

      3. Remember you can include videos too, you can search for related videos on youtube to enhance your hubs.

      4. Read, read, read other hubs, one to get ideas from other stellar hubs, and also to make hubber friends too.

      5. Make your hubs attractive, full of rich, interesting content, that is unique and different than other hubs.

      Good luck to you in your hub writing!


  2. Justin Frye profile image88
    Justin Fryeposted 2 years ago

    Thank you for the reply.  I will take what you said, and try to adjust accordingly.  Thank you for taking the time in your day to help a newbie out!

  3. Justin McLean profile image94
    Justin McLeanposted 2 years ago

    Welcome Justin-

    I read your work and found it completely engaging and interesting. From here, just focus on grammar and adding more pictures or videos and I think you can have a lot of success. Good luck with everything here on HP.

  4. shay-marie profile image96
    shay-marieposted 2 years ago

    Hi Justin,
    I have 2 quick notes on photos:

    1) A few of them look pixelated, meaning they are too small for the space you are putting them in. Be careful with this as it can get you hosed up while passing QAP.

    2) More importantly, avoid using copyrighted photos in your articles, especially if you intend on getting an Adsense account. Most photos you find online or in Google images are copyrighted. It's always best to use your own original photos, but if you can't you can use public domain or creative commons photos (with attribution). This is the creative commons search page: http://search.creativecommons.org/

    I agree with Millionare tips - find the Learning center article on photos. A lot of new writers ignore this part of online writing, but it can come back and bite you in the butt down the road.

    1. Justin Frye profile image88
      Justin Fryeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you I will try to tackle these issues and improve.  I appreciate the feedback.

  5. The Examiner-1 profile image83
    The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages Justin!

    1. Justin Frye profile image88
      Justin Fryeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you!

  6. bwhite062007 profile image89
    bwhite062007posted 2 years ago

    Welcome to Hubpages Justin. The Help Center has all useful information, as well as your fellow hubbers. We are always here to help for whatever questions you may have!

  7. RTalloni profile image88
    RTalloniposted 2 years ago

    Based on your positive response to good advice which reflects a teachable character {and on the work you've already put into hubs), I'm guessing you are going to do well at HP!

    1. abidareacode profile image53
      abidareacodeposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Justin....You are really "just in" to hubs, but gets a lot of support from other hubbers.It is a right place to develop your writing skills and so continue with support of experienced hubbers.