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Are you really here for the money? 'Cause I don't believe it.

  1. Haunty profile image84
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    Why are you hubbing?

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      For the money. And the fame, adulation and women.

      You give up easy huh?

      1. Haunty profile image84
        Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe I give up easy. But I'm taking the HubChallenge anyway.

        For me, now it's about the thrill, and to prove myself that I can do it. smile

        1. Mark Knowles profile image59
          Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Well - if you pick your topics, you can also make money smile

          But 5 weeks is not enough. It usually takes about 3 months to get the traffic - and the money fame and adulation that comes along. lol

    2. Lgali profile image49
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am for god cent cents

    3. Jamie Gates profile image60
      Jamie Gatesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I made 78 cents on one site recently. Thing is, I couldn't write at length. You know this site has to have people who simply love the writing craft.

      I find it therapeutic and judging from my measly three hubs, I must be climbing the walls. I had to mow the yard yesterday, actually. Today I have a headache on the left side of my head. Damn. Everything and its brother is blooming.

      To to make a short answer long - that's why.

    4. TrinaLynne profile image69
      TrinaLynneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am hubbing to perfect my craft of writing. The money is an added bonus for me.

  2. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Yep. Totally innit to winnit. I smelled the smelly smell of greenbacks from several virtual miles away. Why else would I be here? It's all about the money.

    And I'm minted. Now big_smile

    Anyway - Mark knows what he's talking about - he's well rubbed up. He's getting it from all directions tongue

  3. Mrvoodoo profile image60
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    "It's all about the Benjamins baby!"

    Or at least that's why I joined anyway, but the forums and the community in general are an added bonus.

    If you log onto the Adsense forums you'll find a lot of Google hate, if you log on to the eBay partner forums again loads of eBay hate, but in contrast there doesn't seem to be anything but love for Hubpages by its users, which is a nice (and fairly unusual) thing, so they must be doing something right.

    True I haven't made a lot of dollar yet, but it's showing signs of promise, even with the loss of 40% of revenue I still think it's got great potential.

    1. Haunty profile image84
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I see that you joined some 5 weeks ago and already have 42 hubs. It's as if you had taken a HubChallenge for 30 hubs last month by yourself.

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
        Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Haunty,

        Yes that is pretty much what I did do, but only for the 30 or 42, and whilst my hubs are pretty random, and probably not that search engine targeted, and I can say that in the short term publishing 30 hubs hasn't made a great deal of difference to my Adsense income, but hopefully in the long term...

  4. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Haunty - well done! Go and go some more! I wish you the best of luck smile

    1. Haunty profile image84
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, frogdropping! The same for you!

      Mark - Thanks.

      adjunct - you can't love your writing more than I love mine. I find it hard to modify a sentence once I've written it down.

      Jamie - My opinion is closest to yours, get better!

  5. adjunct profile image74
    adjunctposted 7 years ago

    I gotta tell you: I'm here because I like to read my writing online.

    Really!

    Thanks!

    adjunct

  6. Hawkesdream profile image79
    Hawkesdreamposted 7 years ago

    I am here for the writing, to improve my skills, and for the community, it's a great community ,warm and welcoming.
    Definatly not for the money $4 2MTHS and 28 hubs No not the money!

    1. Haunty profile image84
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You kinda speak my mind. Anyway, I always thought making money is about moving your body not sitting in a chair.

      Mrvoodoo - Yeah, I think the same way. One purpose of mine with this hubchallenge is to actually make the hubs (to force myself in a routine to make hubs), and I think I'll have time to promote them later. Good Luck in the long run!

      Everyday Miracles - You speak like you had read the book, The Flow. In my interpretation life is only worth living with something worthwhile in the works.

      1. Everyday Miracles profile image92
        Everyday Miraclesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I always have something in the works! big_smile

  7. Everyday Miracles profile image92
    Everyday Miraclesposted 7 years ago

    I'm learning FROM Mark how to learn LIKE Mark and I love it big_smile

    I joined for the money. I've earned a little (NOTHING today though! WTH?) but moreover, I've learned that if I put my mind to it I can create something worthwhile. I have two of those "worthwhile" things in the works right now smile

  8. profile image60
    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    I am here because I have no friends, write a load of crap that nobody reads but here I have found a safe haven where people read my crap and jeeez I have found friends, is this Heaven Mammy ??

    1. Haunty profile image84
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's been five weeks since I wanted to ask why you use this avatar?

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        badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I used it on another website so just brought it with me, guess I am a big Johnny Depp fan from way back to 21 Jump Street plus I can use it to act out a pirate persona which seems to work.

    2. JamaGenee profile image86
      JamaGeneeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No, it's IOWA. cool (If you haven't seen "Field of Dreams", this won't make any sense.)

      1. goldentoad profile image60
        goldentoadposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Any place where BT Evilpants hangs out is not Iowa

      2. profile image60
        badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I was actually going to quote Field of Dreams but I thought it was Ohio and wasnt sure so didnt use it, of course it was Iowa lol, jeeez you damn women can read my thoughts !!

        1. JamaGenee profile image86
          JamaGeneeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It's a wise Captain who remembers that. cool

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            badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Tis indeedy smile smile

  9. BristolBoy profile image83
    BristolBoyposted 7 years ago

    I origianlly came for the money originally as thought it seemed like a good way to make a bit. 

    It has turned out to be the case, having earned over $100 in the three months I have been here and I am now up to 18 hubs.  However, I was very fortunate to earn that.

  10. mandybeau profile image61
    mandybeauposted 7 years ago

    Badcompany would use that persona because I believe at least that he is Johnny Depps Double, Beside How do we know  that he is not Johnny Depp, A kid was at my place on the Computer recently and she saw his site and mine, and said, Wow you've got almost as many fans as he has and you aren't as famous as he is? Gee thanks kid.
    Back to why I write certainly not for the Dosh, I write some Hubs for the fun, others to rebel, against the system. (Especially the Google system. My long term readers will tell you that I have been a naughty girl, and google (small letters these days) has put me in the time out cupboard. Google is aware that I am not playing by the rules, after accusing me of wrongdoing, so today I wrongdo as much as poss because I can.
    Good idea for a Hub.
    As for your avator You just come out of the Tower lol.

    1. Haunty profile image84
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I guess I'm gonna become your fan someday, mandybeau. As for badcompany, he outsmarts as all.

      1. profile image60
        badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Why I thank you kind sir but tis difficult outsmarting any woman, doncha think ?

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    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    Who knows I could even be Hannibal Lectar lol !!

  12. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I 2nd Mark, lol money, fame, adulation cept for the men tongue lol ....wink it makes me feel great to see traffic from the other side of the world hit my site smile

  13. lindagoffigan profile image60
    lindagoffiganposted 7 years ago

    BristonBoy, you have got to tell me your secret.  I just made my first $100 but it took four months and almost 300 hubpage articles.  I am on a quota of four hubs a day to complete the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge and have one more to write before the night is over.

    I am not promoting heavily though I am using Wordtracker and Google Adwords for keyword.  I am promoting through digg.com and of course twitter where the challengers have to place a hashtag behind their post.

    I will be visiting you in the morning as my daily hubber community scroll and then back to work on the challenge.

    1. BristolBoy profile image83
      BristolBoyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I was extremely lucky as one of my hubs appears top on Yahoo! search results for a certain search phrase.  This search phrase was featured very prominantly on the main page of Yahoo.com and so I got lots of traffic from that over a period of a few hours.

      1. Kudlit profile image48
        Kudlitposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        BristolBoy, I don't think it's luck. You created a very useful hub. And I'm sure you spent a lot of time researching and creating that hub. Bottom line is you deserve it!

  14. ForTheInterim profile image78
    ForTheInterimposted 7 years ago

    I too was drawn in with the idea of a new way to earn money online! However - I only write about things I enjoy and either have some knowledge about, or about something I personally want to learn about anyways. That way at least I feel I'm getting something out of it.

    Though given I won't be back in Canada for a few months, and thus won't be employed for quite a while, so I have taken the Hub Challenge to push myself to write more, and I must admit I'd be overjoyed if I earned a little from my efforts.  Though at this point, that's not why I've stayed.

    But yes, a .10 click does make me do a little dance!

  15. goldentoad profile image60
    goldentoadposted 7 years ago

    I got lost and ended up here, stuck. Ever see the movie U-Turn?

    1. profile image60
      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Methinks its " Wrong Turn " you belong in GT !!

  16. Kudlit profile image48
    Kudlitposted 7 years ago

    When I started hubbing, I think hubpages is a good place to start making money. All the internet marketers were saying that hubpages is a good place to get backlinks to your site though. So I tried it. My first hub got a few clicks the following day. Now I know that I can make money with hubpages.

    Just give it enough time and you should see the money coming in trickles at first.

    The community is very supportive and will encourage you. I love hubpages!

  17. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    Bristolboy, way to go!  You've obviously hit a great niche - most people, even the successful ones, earn little or nothing in their first three months.

    Linda(Goffigan) you're also doing much better than average (though it's hardly surprising given your output!).  Most Hubbers take six to twelve months to earn their first $100. I know I did. Once you've hit the first $100, the next $100 arrives in half the time - and the $100 after that, quicker still.  It's a kind of snowball effect.

    Linda, rather than knocking yourself out writing huge volumes of Hubs right now, you might be better to hold back and give the traffic on your existing Hubs time to build. That way, you'll see which topics attract the buying public and which don't (using the Channels feature on Adsense), and can target your writing better.  I know I was surprised by which Hubs make money and which don't!

    1. lindagoffigan profile image60
      lindagoffiganposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Marisha, thank you for your suggestion to hold off writing and let the traffic build.  I appreciate your suggestion and have just completed the hubpage challenge of 100 hubs in 30 days so there was no stopping to see where the traffic was being directed.  But now that the challenge for me is over, my plan is to optimize on my articles and continue an output of four articles a day but not necessarily on Hubpages.

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
        Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Your fingers must be worn down to the bone, well done. smile

  18. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    At the risk of sounding naive...I'm here to write...the money is secondary

  19. eric2112 profile image90
    eric2112posted 7 years ago

    It's a mixed bag for me. I originally came for the money. I then came to realize that I actually like writing these hubs and seeing peoples responses to them. I'm a community type of fellow and love social type things.

    I am going to try for the Hub Challenge as well though I don't know how far I will get with it with a 2 year old daughter running round here. Still worth the try and might expand my horizons a bit in the process.

    Thanks BristolBoy for becoming my first fan and the kind words of assurrance.

    Everyone have a good one!!!

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    C. C. Riterposted 7 years ago

    Her majesty sent me here on a flying walrus to seek a gold toad and a jackaloupe.

    1. goldentoad profile image60
      goldentoadposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      too bad you only found the fool's gold toad

  21. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I'm here to build world peace, and I'm here "for the children" ...

    Oh, heck - I'm not here for those things.  I'm here for the money.  Actually, in all seriousness, I came for the enjoyment of the writing but stayed because of the money.  Also, I have a tremendous appreciation of the way things are run on HubPages  (well run, simple, no frills, straight-and-to-the-point), and of the writing of so many other Hubbers.    smile   Compared to a lot of other writing sites, I think the percentage of good writing on here may be higher.

    1. Haunty profile image84
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Although, I don't have a long track record, but I find Hubpages is among the friendliest places on the net. I also like simplicity a lot. smile

 
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