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8 Brilliant Reasons Why You Should Join Hub Pages as a Freelance Writer

Updated on August 29, 2012

Maybe you are one of those people that seek opportunities to earn income for weekend get outs with friends or family or other necessities in the house or maybe you are saving to buy something. Maybe you are the type who writes for pleasure or reputation as a professional writer. I seriously don’t know about you. All I know is that these general reasons I just mentioned are good enough to make you consider joining Hub Pages.

I have done my own research and have come up with 8 brilliant reasons why anyone should join Hub Pages as a freelance writer. Though my list is in exhaustive, I am only human and may have missed out something. Thanks to Hub Pages for making it convenient for authors (Hubbers) and readers to interact by placing Comment Section at the end of the published articles (Hubs). Make use of that and add your reason (s) to my list. If your reason (s) are convincing enough, I can update my hub and include your contribution and reference you. Not bad huh! Now let’s get to business and get the reasons rolling.



Reason # 1: Earn Income

An obvious brilliant reason why many freelance writers join Hub Pages is to write for income. The good thing is to sign up for Hub Pages is absolutely free as long as you provide the required personal details asked for during the sign up process. Hub Pages has a revenue sharing program that shares its revenue in 60: 40 ratio. Hub Pages gets 60% and you get 40% from the revenue generated by your article. Write high quality articles, generate more traffic and Hub Pages pay you off handsomely. Not a bad idea after all for the fact that it’s FREE to join. About 20, 000 writers around the globe write for reasons they themselves know, be it income, pleasure of fame, I seriously don’t know. Who knows you could b the next Hub Page guru earning hundreds or even thousands or damn if you earn millions dollars monthly in Hub Pages. This is bloody massive. Isn’t this a bad idea? Not at all. Infect this looks tempting enough to a person with entrepreneurial spirit.


Reason #2: Legitimate and reputable


Hub Page is a legitimate site. All its business activities comply under applicable USA state Laws particularly in San Francisco where its head quarter is located since 2006. Hub Pages is highly reputable site. It has been ranked the 50th most visited site in USA according to recent survey by Quancast, an organization that measure web users for web users around the globe.. Hub Pages boast a huge score of 20, 000 freelance writers and about 2 million readers. Articles published with Hub Pages if of acceptable quality stands better chance of being crawled upon by the Google search robots and being ranked highly in Google Page Ranks thus boasting the hub’s traffic and generating income for the Hubbers

Reason # 3: Be an authority or expert in a niche (topic)

One fairly good reason why you should join Hub Pages is this. Hub Pages allows Hubbers to publish their articles under different categories and presents the Hubbers with a very range of categories. You can pick one category and make it yours by publishing all your articles under that category and be seen as an expert in that category. The more hubs you published under a niche, Google eventually comes to realize you as an authority in that niche and can send you more traffic by ranking you high in Google page ranks. Take for instance; A Papua New Guinean, precisely from Vanimo may want to write all about surfing in PNG, taking Vanimo as his case as Vanimo is currently the hottest surfing site in Papua New attracting professional surfers all around the globe. That Hubber will eventually be an authority in that niche as Vanimo is only found in PNG and nowhere else in the world. If you are in USA or and are know a bit about back yard gardening, you may want to share your skills here in Hub Pages and be respected as an authority. You get the picture? The bottom line is to publish more high quality articles in this niche. Major Search Engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing enjoy high quality consumer oriented articles so if you can give them this, they will regards you as an expert and ranked you highly in their pages ranks.



Reason # 4: Earn Respect and Good Credibility

Writing and publishing may sound easy in talking but not so in doing. Only committed ones really do so. Every one love talking about it but only few does it. If you happened to be among those few, many will see you as an authority or expert in a niche or topic or just seen as a professional writer. What do you get? Respect from your peers, family work or school mates or you’re a good credibility from your employers or professional colleagues. Imagine a friend who looks down on you one day stumbles upon your hubs in Hub Pages and see how your well written article demand greater attention from an international writers and readers from around the globe. His or her perception on you will definitely change from looking down on you to looking up on you. I am telling you this from my own experience.

Reason # 5: Publish for pleasure and popularity

Not all freelancer writers publish in Hub Pages for income. Some of my good friends and brilliant writers in Hub Pages just want to publish because they want to satisfy themselves. To have good depth and breadth of this reason, I asked a closed friend of mind and a Hubber (name withheld) why he was not interest in earning with Hub Pages and his one line response was “I love to see the hub out there and someone reading it”

For me, I kind of go for both. Write for income and pleasure as well because writing to me personally is a hobby.

Some write and published to gain popularity and believe me Hub Pages has it takes to make you a Hollywood celebrity in the writers circles if you live by the rules of good quality hubs and observe the professional code of conducts strictly observed by the Hub Page community. Forget not the Universal Law Sowing and Reaping.

You Reap What You Sow

Sow good conducts in Hub Pages and you reap countless benefits. Be bad to others and that’s exactly what you get back in return.


Reason # 6: Improve your English reading, writing and speaking skills

English is not the native language every society around the Globe. In PNG where I originate from, English is the third language of command. We have well over 800 languages, with Motu and Pidgin being the second language of command and English being the third. But English is the accepted language of command taught in all schools. To me this is ridiculous but that’s not the point. The point is if English isn’t your mother tongue, than it is necessary that you require more practice in reading, writing and speaking to better your English.


What a better way to do it Hub Pages under the watchful eyes of the Hub Pages community member. Hub Pages is one on the highly professional and profoundly friendly members who are always there to give you hand when you fall and show you the road ahead when you get lost somewhere in the middle. The more you read, do your research, write and publish, you eventually learn where your weak areas are and better each time you publish a hub. As you vocabulary widens, so is your writing and speaking.


Reason # 7: Market yourself as a profesional writer

Hub Pages is a writer’s community made up of professional writers. Experts in their own right share their expertise in Hub Pages. You being in there will certainly blend you as a professional writer. This may widen your chance of employment or freelance opportunities to write for even more income or better still be seen as an expert where you can coach others for extra bucks. Brilliant huh! Think about it again.




Reason # 8: Learn new technical skills


Look at me! I was literary an internet dummy before I joined Hub Pages. All I knew back than was to check my emails or if I wanted to research online, just type in what I wanted to search and that’s it, get the information and out I go. After joining Hub Pages, I can blog, access countless social sites, and even do search engine optimization, something of which I thought only experts can do.I know affiliate marketing and how to use advertising programs like Google AdSense, traffic monitoring program like Google Analytics and affiliate programs like eBay and Amazon. This is unbelievable how much I can learn in a short span of time. I keep learning. Isn’t this a wonderful idea to join Hub Pages? It’s even fun

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Summary

Now you are equipped with 8 brilliant reasons why you should join Hub Pages as a freelance writer. The ball is in your court. Take it or live it but remember, the result of your thought and decision today will affect your life in many years to come as our thoughts create reality.

If you are convinced by this article, save the rest by sharing this article with your friends and family in your social sites and lead them to reap countless benefits with Hub Pages like you and I do. Together we can help one another and make this planet an enjoyable place to live.



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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Mari.

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Cheers

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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Mari.

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Cheers

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      storylog 5 years ago from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

      Thanks Ian for another great convincing piece. I will be hubbing pretty soon. I am taking down notes. Thinking through my niches too. Talk soon.

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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      nancy. Thanks. Use it to refer new hubbers to hubpages.

      Cheers

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      Nancy McClintock 5 years ago from Southeast USA

      Quality information. I would like to use this to refer friends to hub pages. You have done a great job and should keep writing with your talent.

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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Mabata.Thanks for commenting. Do your 20 crazy ideas and get meet to discus..Eric. Thanks for the very insigtful comment. Marry. Woh! Did you really mean what you said...lolz. Appreciate all your comments. Cheers

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      Mabata heni Vaitai... 5 years ago

      Great stuff! I wouldn't mind learning to become one.

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      Eric Calderwood 5 years ago from USA

      HubPages has been a great help to my creativity and in my commitment to keep writing. There are also wonderful people to meet here and to interact with. Along with that, the guidelines provided help to insure that you work to make your writing high quality. You get feedback through the comments, which also help to motivate you and move you along your writing journey. Add to that the potential to earn money and you have a situation where you can only win!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hey, you sold me! Great article. Thanks.