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How did you get started on Hub Pages?

Updated on April 22, 2013

Copyright© LillyGrillzit all rights reserved Feb 1, 2011, In response to the Question, how did you get started on HubPages? Permission granted from Rosie2010 to use her name.

How did you get started on HubPages?

This is an excellent question Rosie2010!

It was a hot and muggy Summer. The hottest on record.

I have two blogspot blogs, that were started at the end of 2006 , and 2008 respectively. Sometime in 2010, I started getting pop-ups at the end of a Blogspot post saying, Write on HubPages. I ignored it the first time, because by golly, in 2,000,000,000 years, that $1.76 I had in AdSense earnings from my hot blogs, would possibly quadruple! Tongue-in-cheek, smiling laugh.

The next time I saw the HubPages ad, was in June 2010 , the message was from Google AdSense, it was more direct and recommend that this may be a site I where I would enjoy writing

At the beginning of my internet marketing spree (2006) , the first thing I did, after figuring out how to sign up for AdSense, was to read for the next two weeks, about 80 hours worth of Google/Google AdSense/Blog helps on Google.

I read everything I could find for my newbie mind to comprehend Blogspot and AdSense. At the end of each answer, it would say, Did this answer your Question?, I would respond yes or no. The yes gives one the option to comment or give feedback as to how it helped . The No response, would offer more opportunities to break it down the answers even further.

I guess learning about self-publishing and marketing on the interenet is similar to reading all of the directions from the IRS on how to do a tax return. I did not mind wending my way, having to take a messaged path to a certain and complete answer. I plodded my way through with the help of the Google Help Community.

I love them.

The other tech types within the Google Labs, and helps, love to show their stuff and help. Anyway, the topics of my blogs are not where people who are visiting are shopping for jewelry, shoes, educations, a car visit. This is one reason even though I was getting 2,000 hits per day, I was not generating AdSense earnings.

I learned this because of HubPages. I have learned invaluable lessons in HubPages and from the entire community, that will help me in all areas of internet publishing. HubPages provides all of the tools necessary for those real publishers, who have something to give.

The golden rules of success

as long as I believe in my dreams, that is all that matters

I started printing off my daily stats! I wanted to prove to the naysayers that I found my path, and what I was meant to do. Finally, I realized that even those who love you the most in some ways, can be the worst enemy of your dreams and goals. I stopped printing out in August, and was satisfied to observe the statistics, points, scores and ratings alone, and on-line. As long as I believe in my dreams, that is all that matters.

the more you give, the more you get, this is not measurable, or conscience

The more you give the more you get. It is not something that you can measure, it is just a law of attraction and success. So, in July 2010, I dove into HubPages, and the HubPages Community head first. It was desperate times, and I had not had work in a long time, so I started writing for my life.

10 days in, I challenged myself to a 30 in 30 challenge. I have not been good at making goals that I could meet. For some reason a big failing of mine, is that I cannot finish things. I did finish with flying colors, a day early, and picked up a friend along the way, who joined about the same time I did, and had challenged himself to a 30 in 30.

Recently, I started going back over the handwritten log I started keeping on Day 4 of my HubPages Career. I sure did not know very much! I can tell you that because of the 30 in 30 challenge, by my 30th Hub, I could no longer contain my stats in my handwritten log,

We really encouraged each other and still support each other in reading and responding and sometimes sharing on other networks. We did it. It was possible because of the philosophy of HubPages, that we are all a part of a Hub in a wheel in a giant publishing machine.

When I say publishing, it is not all about marketing, it is about Writing in the 2000's. This new economy and internet world, have different needs in media, entertainment and media. Hubbers are providing that.

This is a great community, and You Ms Rosie2010 are an excellent writer, and co-publisher. I am proud to write beside you. Good Question.

The Internet community


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    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Ms. Katiem2! Thank you, thank you. These are kind and hopeful words. Thank you, I appreciate you. :0)Peace and Goodness.

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      7 years ago from I'm outta here

      I certainly am glad you finally took the plunge and what a great content writer you are. You dear friend make the Internet a better more well informed resource! :) Katie

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      tonymac04, Thank you so much. Your kind words are a positive start to this day. Have a stellar day. Thanks again. :0)

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      Tony McGregor 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      I really enjoyed reading about how you got involved here - and I'm glad you did get involved!

      Thanks for the interesting read.

      Love and peace


    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      @Rosie2010, Your question started my engines, and I appreciate your letting me use your name. It is a good question. HubPages, has provided the tools and community to allow me to grow as a writer and publisher. My HubLove story, is joyful to tell. Thanks for such a good Question. :0) Thanks for commenting.

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      Rosie Rose 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      OMG, Lori, this is awesome! And I'm right there with you. You are such a great writer. Thanks for the mention.. I really appreciate it. Vote up useful/awesome/beautiful.. hugsssss

      Have a nice day,


    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      @amybradley, Then you will! You have the goods! Everytime I have passed a milestone, or learned something helpful, I have made a Hub about it. Like those before me. Thank you! I am reading through all my following Hubs, I be on your Hubturf sometime today. A lot of reading and writing! Heaven! Thank you YOU WILL SUCCEED

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      7 years ago

      Voted up and useful. I am bookmarking this, one day I want to share how I began here too. Thanks for loads of inspirations! A.B.

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      @Daddy Paul, it is an honor to have you come by and comment on this Hub. Thank you.

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      Daddy Paul 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      I love reading hubs about others.

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Winsome, thank you! The 0101010's have tapped into the human energy expended in reaching out to like minds, writers on the Spaceship Earth. That is a possibility. Thanks for the Hug! Peace.

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      7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      So glad you dove in Lilly. I count you as a great friend even if you are only digitized 1's and 0's magically appearing in my computer as a person in Little Rock. I trust we may meet in the real world someday but till then here is a virtual hug. =:)


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