10 good reasons to start hubbing
If you're reading this, you've recently discovered the hubpages and are wondering whether it's really all it's cracked up to be.
The following are my top 10 reasons for giving it a go:
- If you've never been published before, hubpages is an excellent place to get used to seeing your work in the public domain. You've done it! You're work is officially available for all to read.
- After your first hub you might be like a new parent about your first baby - obsessively checking it to see who's read it, re-writing it, poking it. Hubpages allows you to agonise for a while and then realise that life goes on.
- Once you've produced your first hub and not exploded you realise that there's a lot more hubs you can write! It gives you the opportunity to write and write and write and write .....
- The more hubs you write, the more you start to get a feel for your personal style and preferred genre. This is where you become yourself!
- Similarly minded hubbers will read your work and provide supportive feedback. This is increased if you look at other hubs in your areas of interest and provide feedback yourself.
- Due to the volume of hubs on the web, Hubpages come up higher in search results, which gives the general public easier access to your work.
- Hubpages are enduring. I am constantly surprised at how many readers I get each month for the same hubs. There are always new readers waiting to discover your work.
- Your hub statistics will show you your more popular topics, to specialise in as a freelance writer for other publications.
- Once you're used to seeing yourself in print, you'll have the confidence to branch out in other arenas for your work - blog, website, collaborations with other writers.
- You don't know until you try. Hubbing costs nothing but your time to try and you might find that you are pleasantly surprised by the results.
I haven't expected to make money at hubbing (and I've not been disappointed!) but hubbing has been very useful in getting my writing out there and simply not worrying about it. The flow of readers is steady and it's always encouraging to see that your work is being read long after you've forgotten you've written it.
Lately I've been brave enough to branch out and produce the website www.kingdomvision.co.uk This has been important to me and hubbing played a key role in building up my confidence for it.
I strongly encourage you to give hubbing a try. It's very rewarding and you'll find you can write far better than you think you can. You might even make some money out of it!