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Anyone else had this experience on Hubpages?

  1. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I've had several people contact me through HP wanting to hire me to write for their websites. They've all been totally legit and paid me what they said they would. They stumbled upon my hubs and liked them. This is just one more reason I love HP!!

    Anyone else had this wonderful experience?

    1. PurpleOne profile image88
      PurpleOneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats! I really hope that some day the same can happen to me. Good for you! Nice to know that legit offers do exist.

    2. MKayo profile image91
      MKayoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, wonderful for you! That really says a lot about your solid writing.  If you get any overflow, send them my way.

    3. Greek One profile image80
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      In answer to your question, I have never had anyone
      1) contact me through Hubpages
      2) want to hire me to write for their websites (or anything else)
      3) Stumbled upon my hubs

      you must be a good writer!

    4. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have indeed. Glad to hear that you have also.

    5. travelespresso profile image84
      travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No Habee, unfortunately not....just requests from others declaring their love for me and asking for confirmation that they've found their soul mate! Huh! Gotta lol lol lol

      I'm very happy for you though!

    6. Lily Rose profile image84
      Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes - it came as a big shock and at first I said thanks but no thanks ... but then I considered it some more and spoke with this person at length and decided to give it a try.  I've been writing articles for this person for 3 months now, 20 articles a month @ $13 an article - it's been great!

    7. blondepoet profile image80
      blondepoetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow Habee you lucky thing so far I have only had people offer to pay me to marry them. Seriously. Can't even pronounce their names.
      Oguoirettte Bacakerttey names like that


    8. mellanyb16 profile image58
      mellanyb16posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't experienced this yet. But that's really good to know. It will inspire most people to write good materials.

  2. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    Not yet. smile However I only recently got my first copied content so I guess I'm just not up to par yet!


  3. joaniemb profile image60
    joaniembposted 6 years ago

    No I have not had a wonderful experience like that.

    I just wanted to say congrats to you. You have some great hubs and it is well deserved.

    May your success continue.

  4. kephrira profile image59
    kephriraposted 6 years ago

    Not had anyone wanted me to write for their website, but I got sent a free ebook (quite a good one as well) in return for writing a hub to review it.

  5. emievil profile image84
    emievilposted 6 years ago

    Not directly through HubPages but I was accepted as a (paid) guest blogger in a blog because of my accounting hubs here in HP smile.

  6. Dorothee-Gy profile image81
    Dorothee-Gyposted 6 years ago

    Not yet, but it sounds great and I'd hope to have it someday in the future! Congratulations!

  7. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Wow! Thanks, pals!

    Free books are always good, and congrats, Emievil!

    1. emievil profile image84
      emievilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I should be the one congratulating you. You more than deserve the accolade smile.

  8. Shopping-Online profile image72
    Shopping-Onlineposted 6 years ago

    I got some offers too. But did not find it attractive enough.

  9. nicregi profile image65
    nicregiposted 6 years ago

    Gratz! Love to see it coming for you guys...

  10. Anamika S profile image71
    Anamika Sposted 6 years ago

    Me too! But did not find the offers good enough. I would rather publish it in Revenue Sharing Sites.

  11. bukan profile image60
    bukanposted 6 years ago

    Congrats for your talent.. smile Yet i have not got that type of chance like yours.

  12. Rafini profile image81
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    No, I haven't.  I don't really expect to either considering I don't really write for the internet. hmm  Oh, well.  big_smile

    btw - Congrats!!  Just goes to show, writing online can pay off!  smilebig_smile

  13. viryabo profile image86
    viryaboposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations Habee. smile Thats highly commendable.
    You do write very well and i'm not suprised you've got such great and lucrative offers.
    Well done. I hope i can be that fortunate sometime in future.

    1. sofs profile image87
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats Habee, I have a long way to go before i get there!!

  14. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    I get the occasional request, they are usually only willing to pay a dollar per hundred words though, so I more often than not, turn them down.

  15. Flightkeeper profile image80
    Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago

    What a great experience Habee.  I haven't had that experience.  If anyone ever asked me to write for them, I think the only way I would be able to say yes is if that request came from a print magazine.  Just so I have something to show for it.

  16. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    I've had one request for website writing and a few editorial requests.  I'm still waiting for Random House, Penguin or Daw to hit me up with a three book deal though.

  17. waynet profile image48
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    I have, but then I think why? my writing isn't up to scratch really as I don't write grammatically correct or anything just write the way I like to....

  18. Pcunix profile image89
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    No, but I get swag to review - books, electronics, software.  Most of it doesn't have to be returned.

    One thing I do NOT like is when people send unsolicited stuff.  I had a game company send me their new game out of the blue - I don't do any games, I'm not going to review it.  If they had bothered to send an email first, I would have told them that.  The same thing happens with books, but at least I can probably find someone I know who wants to read it if I don't.

    As to writing, I think anybody who even began to look into contacting me to write for pay would immediately realize there is no point in even asking - I'm obviously just going to snap at them and say "no".

  19. Daniel Carter profile image90
    Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago

    Associated Press discovered one of my hubs about two months after I started writing and then interviewed me and made the hub the premise of a national AP release. But nothing since then. It was fun. Couldn't have seen that coming at all.

  20. PegCole17 profile image90
    PegCole17posted 6 years ago

    A women's group asked to publish one of my elder care articles on Women's Etc blog - an over 50 site for Women.

    It was really a compliment to be asked! And they offered some money too. whooo hoo!

    1. travelespresso profile image84
      travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's cool!  Congrats to you too!

  21. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    Congrats, Habee!!

    I've had several requests to write from people who found me through my articles here.  Most didn't seem very legit.

    One I am excited about I mentioned not too long ago in the forums.  I was contacted by the wife of someone I had written about.  Her husband wants to meet me and allow me to interview him for a magazine article.  Then I have a place that I've written about that wants me to visit and then write some content for their website.  They found me by researching some info about their place.  (Don't want to give too much info yet....he he he).

    HP really can open doors.

  22. Jeff Berndt profile image92
    Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago

    I haven't had this happen yet, but knowing that it's possible makes me happy. Good for you, Habee!

  23. amy jane profile image85
    amy janeposted 6 years ago

    I have - Hubpages is great exposure! It can take time though and a bit of luck. My best offer was to audition to host a reality tv show about perfectionist moms. The producer liked my Perfect Mom hub. It was a fun experience - I obviously didn't get it! It turns out I'm only funny on the internet, lol. smile

    1. BRIAN SLATER profile image84
      BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      amy, i can't imagine why you didn't get the job, better luck next time.smile

  24. DarkDisOrder profile image60
    DarkDisOrderposted 6 years ago

    No it hasn't happened to me, but thanks for this posting, it gives me inspiration...

  25. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    that's awesome habee..  smile

    and amy, how cool.

    I've had a few of my early childhood articles printed in a teacher's newsletter to their parents somewhere in Africa. It may have been South Africa. I was so surprised when I received the email, but equally felt honored.

  26. PurpleOne profile image88
    PurpleOneposted 6 years ago

    I just had an inquiry about my writing but it doesn't seem very legit.. I have to show my email address to respond back. If someone doesn't include very much information in their initial email, they're probably not too legit, are they?

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      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Or they could be very busy and testing the water
      Before using valuable time telling you more?

      The solution is setting up a secondary email address
      And replying to them that way. You have their email
      Addy... Ask for more info... Ask to see their site,
      Check out the design, the domain age, pagerank,
      Then make a judgement.

      If they want you to write multiple articles then
      Test the water yourself... Ask for payment after
      Each single article until you are confident that
      You can trust them. If they don't pay you after the
      First then write a hubpage with their domain as
      The title followed by the word SCAM.

      Not much to lose.

      1. PurpleOne profile image88
        PurpleOneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks very much for your advice. Maybe I'll give it a try anyway.

  27. toknowinfo profile image91
    toknowinfoposted 6 years ago

    Way to go!  It is wonderful that your gift of writing and talent gets noticed and is rewarded.  Congratulations! You have given me something to strive for.

  28. Sunny Robinson profile image83
    Sunny Robinsonposted 6 years ago

    This is what I love about Hubpages.

    1) There is obvious talent and a huge load of effort going into learning the ropes on here.

    2) The community is completely supportive.

    I would definitely imagine that would lead to good times and great opportunities.  Grats, Habee, and to others who have found fun times from HP.

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    ryankettposted 6 years ago

    I have had five of my hubpages published in print
    Magazines, which I let them do for free in return
    For the credit and a copy of the magazines.

    I also got two signed pictures of a world cup
    Winning footballer in return for putting his
    Agents contact details in a hubpage.

    I haven't had anything like that for a while

    A) I wrote all of those hubs for fun, I know
    Write almost exclusively for profit.

    B) I disabled my contact button for a few months.

    I recently reinstated the contact feature as I figured
    That I was perhaps missing out on the occassional
    Opportunity. I'm still too busy to respond to most
    Emails though... As can be expected with the amount
    Of activity that 20000 page views per day can
    Often generate.

    I actually got more exciting stuff happen when I
    Have an exciting and inviting profile and a personal
    Pic... That is something which I will be seeking
    To rectify.... I also get a fair share of very unexciting
    Offers.... Such as a man who wanted me to revenue share
    On his as of yet unbuilt blog. I'm no mug... I don't
    Need to revenue share with a complete stranger on a
    PR0 blog.

    Sorry for the hijack, many congrats on your success
    Habee. Keep on winning.

    Posted via WhackBerry

  30. BRIAN SLATER profile image84
    BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago

    well done to you Habee- no it's not happened to me yet- but I'm hopeful.