HubPages could benefit from an invitation-only new member model; I think that sort of setup could quickly weed out all the dubious new members and their hubs very quickly.
Here's how it would work:
1) New applicant would apply for membership; tell us why he/she wants to write
2) Submit two articles for review AND pay a non-refundable application fee
3) Articles are routed for review and approval by a review team made-up of HubPages staff and a mix of high-performing hubbers
4) Approval or denial is granted by review team and application fee is split between HubPages corporate and hubbers on review team
We need to make this network more exclusive, and for those who love to write, they will pay to join, especially when they know they'll recoup that spend on ad revenue.
..hmmm....doubt i would have joined up if i went through the process you are describing...i really didn't know what i was looking for - just knew i wanted to write something the night I joined and it went from there....so...i wouldn't have paid and couldn't have answered the question 'of why' at the time...as well i tend to stay away from 'groups that appear to be 'invite' only. why? just cuz.....i don't pay for memberships to buy stuff either - like Costco memberships and places like that...why?...why should i
You sure you would want to do this. I'm thinking you would not qualify for your own criterion.
You sure haven't looked at Jacob's hubs then.
I did Now, I have no body hair, call me Powder.
I couldn't get past the sensual velvety feeling.
"You sure haven't looked at Jacob's hubs then." Well actually I did. Maybe you are right. Maybe it makes money. But what do I know. Never was able to make any myself.
HubPages is not, at this time, the quality site that anyone would pay money to join. I would expect very few to even go through the rest of the process just to join and see if they would be accepted.
by twinfingers6 years ago
hello hubpages, i am a new member of this site. i live in the philippines, outside united state, can i avail adsense rewards?Another question. I don't have yet my own website,it is advisable for me to apply google...
by kschang5 years ago
Here's an idea or two... We all know that Hubpages have automatic flaggers that points out substandard hubs, "overly promotional", and so on. What if there's a feature where a hubber can request review, either...
by Arun Dev15 months ago
I have created the HubPages profile in my name. I'm doing the writing. But I don't have a bank account. So can I give my family member's name, who has a bank account, as payee name while signing up for AdSense...
by bankscottage4 years ago
I applied for an AdSense account before I had enough content. My account on Adsense says that it is "in review", on HubPages, it says it was "denied". A few months ago Google asked that I put...
by Phyllis Doyle Burns2 years ago
I believe HubPages would greatly benefit from implementing a stronger, more thorough training period for new members. I have been writing for the internet for over seven years now. I know that may not seem long to some...
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