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Can You Really Make Money with Hubpages?
Here is what I've earned in my first 18 days by writing on Hubpages:
My husband rushed over when he heard me screaming from the living room followed by my three children.
“What's wrong? Are you okay?” they all asked at unison with concerns.
“Look, my first earning at Hubpages!” I said excitedly, pointing at the screen.
My son burst out laughing right away. “Mom, you didn't bother to pick up a quarter last time you saw one. Now you only got 5 cents and you're like just won a million dollars.”
He was right. I did feel like I just won something huge.
It was not the number followed by the $ that made me scream in excitement. Right at the beginning when I joined Hubpages, I have learned a lot from other hubbers here about what to expect in terms of making money at Hubpages. So I didn't expect to see any earning the first year here. I focused on learning and took in useful advices from great hubbers here.
English is my second language. I started learning it when I was twenty. I'd never dared to dream about that one day I would publish my work in English. I was nervous when I first signed up with Hubpages and I didn't have the courage to publish my work until three days later. Shimmering Dawn, Irenevosburgh and Ardie were the very first three people to comment on my first hub – Decorate a wall. Their positive and encouraging comments gave me a boost in confidence. Ardie even taught me how to make a better hub. Then as I published more hubs, more people followed with their useful comments. I have learned so much in less than three weeks here.
When my Page Views reached 1000, it's an approval of acceptance of my writing skills in English.
When $0.05 showed up on my HubPages Earnings Program, it marked the beginning of my career as an author.
Thank you Hubpages for creating this wonderful website. Thank you hubbers for sharing your knowledge. I appreciate all of your supports and encouragements.
Updated on May 10, 2014
I have stopped writing since late 2012 because of my busy schedule. I am happy to say that I still receive paycheck for the hubs I published at Hubpages.