HubPages Overdrive: Maximizing my time to make money online

Designed by: jamestedmondson - HubPages Staff
Designed by: jamestedmondson - HubPages Staff

HUBPAGES OVERDRIVE!!! This is gonna be my mantra this year 2011 to maximize my time making money online through a decent and legal way of writing rich-text and meaningful hubs on Hubpages.

HP, as everyone shortened it, was born when I was a busy seafarer in 2006. The merchant ship I was working at has been stationed to Texas and Venezuela and other Latin American countries. Opening my account was not that easy due to time constraint. I had to answer some e-mails in a jiffy and never opened interesting Web sites, aside from my Yahoo mail.

It was in 2009 that I came across with the word HubPages. There's a sign-up invitation that prompted me to make my own profile and started writing hub and the monetization through its affiliates like Google AdSense, eBay, Amazon, and Kontera.

I've been drawn to this pool of prolific writers from around the world, influencing me to make word and text- enriched hubs that will attract readers more. Sharing ideas and learning something new from other hubbers allow me to be resilient on topics that with catch the attention of readers around the world.

No other alternative but HubPages

I've tried other alternatives to make a passive income on the internet. These scammers are so demanding that they flooded my e-mails with notices of this and that. I was tempted by one Web site to buy a domain, but was cautioned by one of the victims to refrain from joining the site. Many complaints summed up to one deafening truth, that scammers abound on the net!

I had to settle on HubPages. GoogleAdSense is so strict on hubber-applicants, requiring us ro make hubs adhering to their rules so that approval will not be too difficult. I was turned down the first time I applied, but got the nod the second time I submitted my application.

My sister cautioned me that my dedication on HubPages will do more harm than good. My health is failing and my astigmatism worsen. I had to renew my reading glasses and lessen hours working late at night just to complete my hubs.

She also said that HP can be another scam-in-the-making because the monetization takes a long time, a year or two, before you can receive your first payout. I got angry with what she said.

I reasoned out that Google Adwords will help me choose words that can optimize my hubs. I was given by Google management to utilize my free advertisement that they've sent through Google Adwords. That I did, although, I still owed them some balance when I chose those appropriate words that will be associated with my hubs through Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Soon enough, revelations poured in as I received my first payout last November 2010(read my other hub). I spent it wisely (LOL!). My sister who always opposes me was tongue-tied, no further coment was heard.

This gave me a new energy to continue my pursuit on virtual writing. I became magnetized by the bright future I've seen on HubPages.

There's no denying that HP will influence writers around the world for a long, long time. I'll be one of those who'll cling to that bright side of the future as I continue to hone my writing skills and be part of the productive force that continue to bind others to stick on HP.

I'll observe the Ethics of a Journalist, as much as possible. That's the only way to co-exist with HubPages while earning my efforts online.

Hubpages Overdrive on 2011

It's not only a banner year for me, but for everyone else who want to be more active on HubPages this year.

Activities like HubCamp, HubMob Weekly Topic, New HubNuggets, Contests and more entice me to give my best, although there are better hubbers, than me, that I freely acknowledge.

At this stage of my hubbing life, it is more a commitment than the payout as reward for my published articles. There's a responsibility embodied to  every idea or knowledge that I shared. I've grown into a more serious individual who's not afraid to accept criticisms from readers.

I'll strictly observe the ethics on journalism, that whatever I may write; it is i, who'll be accountable fro my published works.

That will be a creed that I'll follow, as long as HubPages believe in my existence.

Make Money with Hub Pages c/o biz2go

HubPages Overdrive

HubPages is here to stay.

Designed by: Hikikomori - HubPages writer
Designed by: Hikikomori - HubPages writer

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Romano Arnesto 5 years ago from Philippines

Great hub! Loved the design of the HP logos. I hope I can have souvenir t-shirt anytime soon. :D


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FeliciaM 5 years ago from Canada

Ya, love the design. Thanks for the hub! Keep on writing!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

Thanks, Romano. Hubpages shirts as retail business? Yeah, it's possible. I just need an approval from HP staff.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@FeliciaM: Way to go, Felicia. Thanks. I'll keep on writing.


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thesailor 5 years ago from Seven Seas

It's inspiring to be part of HubPages. Aside from teaching, writing is the most noble profession I know will last. We're writing history everyday.


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Chin chin 5 years ago from Philippines

Hi travel_man, I wish I could maximize writing on HP as much as you do. You've written so much hubs already. Keep it up!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

I love being a part of Hubpages. It's kind of like being in a community even know some people, and go there our new excellent writers signing up all the time. I'm glad you're doing so well with Google AdSense I and I've improved over the last few months also. It sure feels good to get that money. Good hub.


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Papa Sez 5 years ago from The Philippines to Canada

That's great travel_man. Hurray for the new found boost to your hubbing efforts. Making a payout is really inspiring. Mama Sez also received her first payout a few days ago and she's really happy here in HP.

See you around then :)


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Peter Dickinson 5 years ago from South East Asia

Good luck for 2011. Thank you for sharing.


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sameerk 5 years ago from India

nice hub , thanks for sharing


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@sailor: I agree with you. Writing build our world's history.


masmasika 5 years ago

Great hub. I love Hubpages too but I got other writing sites plus three blogs so I rarely write for Hubpages nowadays.


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DjBryle 5 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

Hey, Travel Man, your hub has inspired me to write even more. You are a blessing to know and I am glad that we met at HP.

I agree with you, the pay out is just a perk. Hub Pages is a home for lovers of writing like us, it some how give us a loving embrace where we learn more not only about making money but most of all about what is really essential in this life through the hubs of other hubbers. And it is a place where I learn more about writing with the help of kind hubbers who always extend their help.

Wishing you all the best for 2011 and all the years to come! Voted up for a useful hub, and shared it too. God bless! =)

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