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Running a business from HP

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    Kerry43posted 7 years ago

    I know there are hundreds of people who use HP as a platform for promoting various referral links, but does anyone use HP solely as their business center?

    I suppose it makes good sense; marketing of the site is taken care of, no need to build a website. I have seen lots of people advertising MLM opportunities, however, my question pertains businesses in the more traditional sense, and not those that require one to obtain referrals to make a living.

    I look forward to your responses.


  2. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
    Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago

    I do! I do all my work on my Hewlett Packard(HP)! lol

    On a serious note, I would never even think of doing that. You see you don't control HP, someone else does, you are just a user. What if they decide to unpublish your hubs or shut your account or shut the whole website?

    1. Diane Inside profile image78
      Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's true.  It probably could be done, but I wouldn't put all my eggs in one basket.  This site is run by someone else who would have final say on what goes on the site.  So to put trust in someelse like that would be reckless.  I suppose if a person did it as a second income kind of thing, understanding the potential for shut down, would be alright.

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        Kerry43posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hello Diane;
        our posts made it to the board at the same time it seems...so my reply to Ultimate Hubber and yourself would have been the same. Nobody should trust their entire business to somebody else anyway, I agree that would be foolish.

        Perhaps my original post was not clear.


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      Kerry43posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good morning Ultimate Hubber;

      Thank you for your response. I understand your point, but of course, I was meaning as a promotional venue for services such as consulting, or as a promotion for some other type of business, whether it be an online or offline venture. One could always use a blog, but because HP ranks well, the idea does make sense.


  3. LeanMan profile image86
    LeanManposted 7 years ago

    You would have to own your website and use HP to promote it along with every other possible way... but not just run it from HP..

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      Kerry43posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi LeanMan;

      Yes, that makes sense. My main train of thought was to do with traditional business in the first place, where one may or may not have a website. I didn't make myself very clear evidently.

      By the way, I enjoyed reading your profile. How interesting.