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A Thousand Views on HubPages

Updated on April 21, 2012

My Reaction

What?!? Yes, I was really, really flabbergasted to the maxi when I received an email that I had a thousand views.

As of April 2012, I published only 12 hubs, asked only a handful of questions and answered some, and have a following of 65. I joined HubPages community in September 2011.

Yikes! I know it is embarrassing to even think I reached a thousand views when for many months, I was inactive. Also, I have not concentrated or even specialized in any particular topic.

My Earnings

This you wouldn’t believe – less than two dollars. I know, that is really low. I expected even less than that – truly. When I joined HubPages, I went through the earnings stuff. Like many writers, I also wished to get monetized in whatever I penned down. It is true that writing through HubPages and participating in it can generate you an income. The desired income would depend on your overall efforts.

Oh, you cannot fault me for being realistic. Prior to signing up, I read hubs by established hubbers. And, I found out that A – there are much, much better writers than I am; B – there are persons who are very productive, and much more industrious than I am; and C – there are much, much more knowledgeable people than the people I viewed as creative and intelligent and also, yes, better than the people whom I look up to. So, it dawned on me that my chances for the desired earnings will take time.

My Recommendations

The following are my lengthy suggestions to have a lucrative career in writing through HubPages:

· Gain more readers

1. Participate in the HubPages community – forums, Q&A, hubbing, etc.

2. Sincerely follow up with your followers and those you follow.

3. Use the social sites to let your family and friends know about you and your writing.

· Maintain credibility

1. Be accurate in any information you will divulge.

2. Do researches and keep reading more.

3. Avoid writing an article that you know you will not be proud to put your name on.

· Build your interests

1. Develop your writing style.

2. Broaden your knowledge by opening up to life experiences; other forms of media and yes, again, reading.

3. Balance yourself – activities and lifestyle including hobbies and interests, spiritual and emotional being.

Overall, I am quite happy with HubPages and with the following and readers that I have. I promise myself to be more active in the HubPages community and prioritize it so I can make writing a career. Thank God, for directing me to this site. I can express myself freely and able to connect with fellow writers and hubbers.


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      James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

      Congratulations! I like your suggestions. Before you know it you can hit 10,000! :-)

    • MonetteforJack profile image

      MonetteforJack 5 years ago from Tuckerton, NJ

      Thanks, Kittythedreamer! Whenever my computer works good, I log onto HubPages and make sure to read your hubs which are all very interesting.

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      Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

      Great advice, and congrats to you! That is still a great accomplishment. :) Blessings!

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      MonetteforJack 5 years ago from Tuckerton, NJ

      Thank you, Ms. Lesley. I enjoy reading your hubs a lot.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Congratulations on a thousand page views!

      A lovely hub to celebrate - enjoy your writing!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      MonetteforJack 5 years ago from Tuckerton, NJ

      Evening, Sir Ghaelach.

      I appreciate your felicitations. Yes, am happy. I hope you are feeling much better by now. You too, kindly take care of yourself, sir and I truly wish you be in good health. Thanks!


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      Ghaelach 5 years ago

      Morning Monettefor Jack.

      Glad your Navi was working and brought you to HP.

      Congrats on your 1000 and now for the next.

      We all have our individual styles and direction, some get thousands of visitors each day and others maybe 50 but it doesn't matter. What does matter is are you happy at what you do.

      Take care.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      MonetteforJack 5 years ago from Tuckerton, NJ

      Thanks for the encouragement!

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      Kim Lam 5 years ago from California

      Cheers to your milestone! Keep up the momentum. :-)