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Non-profit environment?

  1. Susan Ng profile image89
    Susan Ngposted 7 years ago

    Teacher Michelle (Ripplemaker) asked if I could post this question in the forum for her.

    She recently got permission from a publishing company to post their story in her article as long as it is in a "non-profit environment".  Can she use it in HubPages?  Or is HubPages for profit? yikes

    1. DonnaCSmith profile image84
      DonnaCSmithposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think hubpages qualifies as a non profit. But, if she isn't signed up with the affiliates and is just writing for fun or to help the readers then I would say those hubs are not for profit. But she should ask her publisher to clarify what they mean. if they mean only those NOP that file under 501 with IRS then that would be different.

    2. Pearldiver profile image86
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Judging by the level of earnings experienced by many here; one surely could contend that this would qualify as a 'non-profit environment' (initially).

      Such a 'term' would always be contentious in regard to interpretation. What context is the term set in, within RM's agreement?

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

      You can turn the ads off completely and make that page non-profit.

      1. Susan Ng profile image89
        Susan Ngposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That's true, but then that would probably defeat one of the purposes for publishing the article in the first place. tongue

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

          Ah - so you want your cake and eat it too? tongue

          1. Susan Ng profile image89
            Susan Ngposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            With lots of creamy icing! Haha! tongue

      2. ripplemaker profile image91
        ripplemakerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Can one do that on one page only? smile
        Well, if that is possible... I would.
        It's a children's story...a short one but it is something dear to my heart.

        1. Susan Ng profile image89
          Susan Ngposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, you can, tich. You'll see the option at the top of the page in Edit mode. Uncheck "this hub may be considered commercial" then select None for Ads. smile

          1. ripplemaker profile image91
            ripplemakerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Okay alright thanks for the option. I have also sent the email. big_smile Thanks again... Now I better finish my writing... see you tomorrow.

            1. Susan Ng profile image89
              Susan Ngposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              smile

  2. Mrvoodoo profile image60
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    Yeah I would say it is, I don't think there's any way to turn all the ads off completely.

  3. Susan Ng profile image89
    Susan Ngposted 7 years ago

    I see... I didn't really see the "agreement", Teacher Michelle just told me about it.  She'll have to be the one to clarify that, I think.  I'll go call her. smile

  4. ripplemaker profile image91
    ripplemakerposted 7 years ago

    Teacher Susan, thanks so much for posting the question.  big_smile You are a dear!

    I will clarify with them.  But when I asked permission I did post the link of Hubpages and told them I had intended to share it here.  Hmmm...but I will ask. Thanks everyone. :-)

    1. Pearldiver profile image86
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      In reality... How could anyone say 'No' to you Ripplemaker? smile

      1. Susan Ng profile image89
        Susan Ngposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Especially when she points a loaded gun to your head?  Haha! lol

        1. ripplemaker profile image91
          ripplemakerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          U-oh...no guns please.  And I don't own one...would a water gun persuade someone? lol

      2. ripplemaker profile image91
        ripplemakerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ummmm....maybe when it's policy. winksmile
        aaawww thanks though Pearldiver.

  5. ripplemaker profile image91
    ripplemakerposted 7 years ago

    Susan, just wanted you to know they said "yes" and granted me permission (with the adsense and the amazon present).  Yehey! big_smilesmilecool

 
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