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Can a novice make it as a writer on Hubpages? I say YES!

Updated on March 14, 2013

This hub is dedicated to all the beginners on Hubpages and those who would like to join Hubpages but they are wondering whether they can really make it as online writers here. I have met several friends who say they would like to join Hubpages but they just shy away and conclude they can’t make good online writers.

When I joined Hubpages, about two months ago (on 04/28/2012), I had no prior knowledge in online writing and although I’m far from making it as a good online writer, certainly I can’t say that I have not accomplished a milestone.

If you are a beginner like I am, (Well, not very green now), I will let you know that there are two great aspects of Hubpages that can get you off very quickly; the user friendliness of Hubpages interface itself and the wonderful Hubpages community.

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Writing on Hubpages | Source

I was amazed how friendly the Hubpages interface is when I decided to write my first hub. The crafting of capsules didn’t seem that complicated and I could drop capsules, edit them and work my way around.

The Hubpages community is another aspect of Hubpages that I find very helpful especially to beginners. As a beginner, you might get frustrated due to your hubs being flagged down or missing your way around and so you decide to post questions. But unlike other online communities where you might end up not being helped, here you will get responses or polite comments of how to go around when you get stuck.

I found it does not matter who you ask so long as you do it in the right way. With time, you gain your own close friends who you actively interact with. I found relache being very helpful in my case, always ready to answer my questions and showing me the way, thanks relache.

The entire Hubpages community is wonderful, you feel you belong into a family that is tied together by the bond of writing and beyond. I cannot forget the support I’m getting from hubbers like ChristyWrites, tammyswallow, teaches12345, Angela Brummer, Cloudexplorer and many others. Thank you all and thank you Hubpages community.

As a beginner, start by writing what you like but not overly personal, it can be a recipe, a poem, a movie review or an experience such as a study experience that can help others. With time you will get used to writing as you learn new ideas and loops about online writing.

Do not be intimidated by online terms such as SEO (Search Engine Optimization), use of Keywords or even worry about the amount of hubs traffic and hubber score. Just concentrate on writing good and appealing articles and soon you will find visitors would like to read more of your articles.

How to become a Writer

Stats from "My account"
Stats from "My account" | Source
As a beginner, do not be intimidated by online terms such as SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or use of Keywords.
As a beginner, do not be intimidated by online terms such as SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or use of Keywords. | Source

Are you convinced to join Hubpages and start writing? If not yet, here are more stats to get you started. I have stayed here for just over two months, today (07/24/2012), I reached 100 followers and one of my hubs, which is less than a month old, has reached over 1000 views with an average of 140 views per day. Several other hubs have over 500 views and the average hubs views per day has risen from a low of less than a 100 views to an average of over 400 views.

I can’t say how I did it and much of the credit goes to my fellow hubbers for their support but what I know is that you can make it. I would say any success here depends on ones determination to do better, patience and constant participation especially interaction with other hubbers. Take the initiative now and start writing, if you have not yet joined Hubpages, join now.

If you are already here but you don’t know where to start, get some introduction here and start writing and if you are already writing but you feel like you want to give up, please don’t. Keep on writing, you never know what will happen tomorrow because even elite hubbers such as habee, jimmythejock and many others started in the same way. Good luck, keep writing and enjoy Hubpages.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Beatris Iversen,

      Yes, you can make it here, determination is all what you need. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Beatris Iversen 4 years ago

      Hi I just want to say thank you!! Its almost as though a new world has opened up for me!!! Hubbing is the future.. Good luck to you my friend...

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      One aspect of Hubpages that got me hooked is the wonderful community, not many online platforms you will find with a friendly community like on Hubpages. Thanks healthylife2 for stopping by and commenting.

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      You always provide such helpful advice and I really appreciate it. I agree that the community here is so helpful and supportive and truly wants to see other writers here succeed. Researching and writing is only one aspect that keeps me here for the moment. Interacting with other writers is really fun. Voted up!

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      Romina Borromeo 5 years ago from Makati City, Philippines

      Woah! Thanks lot! That would really help me a lot. Thank you, thank you. :DD

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hello lovelikeluxury, thanks for stopping here and commenting. You are very welcome to Hubpages and i can assure you that you are going to make it. Keep on writing and soon you shall realize that it is better you joined Hubpages. Am going to follow you and let me know of any problem that i might help here. Do enjoy HP.

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      Romina Borromeo 5 years ago from Makati City, Philippines

      This really lifted my spirits up. I joined yesterday and tried to think of what to post for my first hub since I'm not really a good writer myself. Reading this, I think I already know what to post for my first hub. Thanks so much! :DD

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Lovelovemeloveme, it is true, hubpages has the best online writing community. Thanks for the visit and commenting. Am glad you found this article to be useful.

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      Lovelovemeloveme 5 years ago from Cindee's Land

      thanks for the motivating hub. I find the interface of HUbpage really easy and accessible. The community is so informative, polite, pleasant, and kind. Definitely a nice community and place to meet new people all over the world. I think writing, like many things, just requires practice. Anyone can share anything.

      thanks for the hub. =)

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi monicamelendez, Hubpages is addictive, be warned. Once you are into it and you have a passion in writing, you'll not come out. I have found myself wanting to write and write and write..... Hubpages is the best publishing platform i have found so far. Thanks for the visit and commenting. Enjoy your day.

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      monicamelendez 5 years ago from Salt Lake City

      Dwachira, so happy to see you encouraging others to work with HubPages. I have really really liked it and it's worked out really well for me.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @Richawriter, thanks for the kind words, i just keep on trying and i do appreciate the support i get from helpful hubbers like you. Thanks.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @ComfortB, Hubpages is a great platform to keep writers on writing, i really like it here. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Richard J ONeill 5 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Dwachira, you truly are an inspiration to both new and prospective hubbers and you deserve all the success you get here!

      Your hubs are impressive and in 2 months you have achieved incredible stats and figures. You are obviously a highly driven and motivated online writer who will go on and achieve great things here in this flourishing community.

      Keep up the good work my friend!

      Peace. :)

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      Comfort Babatola 5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Before I joined hubpages, I knew I was a reader, but never thought I could write. Learning the basics and reading other hubs has really helped me blossomed. Now it just pours out of me. And, I'm earning too. Great hub. Voted Up and Useful.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      I agree with you molometer, the feeling of earning while learning is great. Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting.

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      molometer 5 years ago

      This is a great read and so true too. A novice can make it as a writer on hubpages if they keep at it. The good thing is earning while learning.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks kenneth avery for those kind words. I ppreciate you stopping here and commenting.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      this is a great hub. A must-read for beginning Hubbers. Voted up and away on this because it is that GOOD.

      Kenneth

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @Wendell Patterson, Thanks for stopping here and commenting. I found being active on Hubpages being really helpful especially when you have a problem. Other hubbers are very helpful here and i like the community. Keep around often and you shall see some changes. Enjoy your day.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @GoForTheJuggler, Hi, you got it right. Hubpages community is very helpful and teaches12345 is one of the hubbers that has really come to my help. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @josh3418, Thanks for the visit and comment, i have come to realize that once you get hooked to HP, you just want to keep on and on. Thanks for your support here.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @Angela Kane, Hi. Am glad to know you found this article to be helpful. I know you can make it here and Hubpages has the best helpful community you will ever get. Am going to follow you and share some of your hubs. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @CloudExplorer, Hi my friend, before commenting here i was from your profile, 219 hubs in 11 months! I must say that is a great work here for sure. Thanks for your kind words and support here. I would not have made it this way without help from hubbers like you. I will surely get in touch for those tricks, you introduced me to pearltrees and i know i'll get you from there but i don't mind FB requests either. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @thesingernurse, i agree with you, Hubpages is very user friendly and the community is very helpful. I like being here and everything that Hubpages has to offer, the only thing i complain about is that i really don't have much time to spend on Hubpages like i would want. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @lezsaysit, you are very welcome. If you have passion and determination in writing, you'll make it in Hubpages and i wish you well here. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @tammyswallow, Hi, good to see you here. you are of the hubbers that have really helped me and i do appreciate very much. I agree with you, if you have passion you can make it great in HP. Thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @ChristyWrites, Hi my friend, I would not have made this head way if i didn't get support from you and other hubbers. I do appreciate your support here and you are worthy mentioning. Thanks ChristyWrites for the visit, comment and support.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @samsons1, thanks for your kind words. When i first joined Hubpages, i got a lot of encouragement from other hubbers and i feel great being able to encourage others too especially beginners. I really do appreciate your visit and comment.

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      Wendell Patterson 5 years ago from Alabama

      You are absolutely right becoming more active in the hub community is awesome. I have been a member for several year but I just now started becoming more attactive and trying to write more. I have been blown away by the support that other hubbers offer each other and it has been very encouraging. Reading your hub has just added more fuel to the burning fire inside of me and I aspire for your type of success and positive energy.

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      Joshua Patrick 5 years ago from Texas

      I will echo how great this advice is, and that the people are fantastic! I wasn't surprised to see teaches12345 on your list of supportive people, too!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      dwachira,

      Awesome hub buddy! Great stats, looks like you are doing quite well!

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      Angela Kane 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      I am a novice so I sure hope so and your hub is great and provides excellent information on how to do so, thank you.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      You have definitely stepped up your game on hubpages and in a big way Dwachira, I congratulate you on your recent hubs success, and also for gaining the basics and understanding of how hubpages works pretty much. Writing is surely the key to it all, and quality is the other, sharing tops it all off indeed.

      What's cool about your hub is that all of us new hubber to older veterans learn the ropes pretty much the same here, mainly because there's only one way to be a true dedicated hubber, and you have pinned the tail on the donkey here for sure.

      Nice Hub voted up and on many levels and I already shared it on many networks, before writing this comment, oh and thanks for adding me here, your even catching on to the whole 'Hub Karma' factor.

      Holla at me if you like to learn many more neat tricks here, which are only tricks to me because many of them are hidden from all of our normal plain view of sight, also if you like to network with folks on facebook and all, I'll be happy to send you an invite to them.

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      The reason why I got hooked and won't leave Hubpages is because of everything about it. I liked how configuration menus and buttons are made in a manner that's user friendly. It had been very helpful even for someone like me who has no enough expertise in using the internet.

      But what really caught me was the warmth and camaraderie among hubbers/writers. It's simply PRICELESS.

      All these (and more) are the reasons why I became the freelance writer that I am right now - from being just a newbie writer like everybody else when they first started here.

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      lezsaysit 5 years ago from New York, NY

      As a newbie, I really appreciate this well written and inspiring Hub. You've a new fan. Thanks for sharing.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I say yes too! I think if someone has the passion and creativity they will be successful.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank-you for the mention! I have been glad to support you and am astonished by how much you have learned in such a short time period. Your hub will help encourage other writers at HP and drive the newer writers to keep working at it :)

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      Sam 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Very good read and great advise. I enjoy your Positive Mental Attitude, PMA and great enthusiasm plus you are an encourager for new and older writers. Voted up and useful.

      blessings to you my friend...

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @teaches12345, you are one person that has really helped me here on HP with your support. I say thank you for that and commenting too.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @kashmir56, Thanks for finding time to stop here, reading and commenting. I really appreciate your support.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      @Patkay, thanks. I thought if i can write this and share i might encourage someone here. From that figure of 1500 views per day, i can say you are doing very well. Thanks for the visit and comment. Enjoy your day.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      You have a great start here and have lots of talent. Glad to know you and to be a part of your growing interest in writing. I am honored by your mention and humbled. Keep up the good work!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is all great advice to help anyone not sure about writing here on HubPages !

      Well done and Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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      Patrick Kamau 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      This a very good hub for those who want to join HP or have already done so and don't know what to expect. Thanks for encouraging them and showing them the way. On your part, you are doing great and just keep them (hubs) coming.

      My first time when I joined HP, I was afraid no one would read my hubs, nowadays they are are attracting over 1500 views in a day. So if you stick around, you will reap the benefits later on.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi ignugent17, Hubpage is a wonderful online community than you can get on other sites. I really like it here. Thanks for the comment and visit.

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Great hub and very inspiring . I agree with you that the members are very friendly and helpful too. Thanks dwachira :-)

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks mary615, we all need encouragement and i agree with you that patience and being focused is a must in Hubpages. Thanks for the visit, comment and support, i really appreciate.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      A very good Hub to encourage all of us! You have done very well here. The key I think is to just "stick it out" and don't get impatient. It takes time and hard work. I'm a long way off from my goal, but I just keep plugging away!

      I voted this Hub UP, etc.etc. and I will share.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Julie DeNeen for stopping by and commenting, i wrote this hub specifically for beginners and the would be hubbers. I know there comes a time when one feels like quitting, i know because i have been there. Am just hoping new hubbers will read this and get encourage to go on.

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      I liked this hub! I hope other new people who think they aren't writers will join the hub clan. Voting up!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thank you dinkan53 for those kind words, i have realized the only way to make a progress in HP is to be determined and be a patient. I appreciate your visit and comment.

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      Having a mission & vision in mind and wanting to see them come through is the strongest motivating element for me. You are really inspiring new writers to perform well. I will appreciate if you continue this in future. Rated as useful and shared.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi lord de cross, good to see you here. I find being active on Hubpages and interacting with others being very helpful, you learn new ideas and you get to know what is happening. I agree with you, sometimes it is hard especially if you have a day job but we can just keep on trying. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Been seeing your sharing, and that will help you to get known in here Dwachira. Sometimes, we cannot keep up with wonderful hubbers, when we have a day Job! Lol! Great advice, and keep it up!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks snoblet for your kind words. I do appreciate your visit and comment.

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      Dave Rogers 5 years ago from New York

      You have a very positive way with inspiring people. This is a great article.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks billybuc, your own stats also keep me moving. I don't know how many hubs you write per day but certainly not one hub per week. I appreciate you stopping here and commenting. Thanks.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'd say your numbers are pretty darn impressive. Congratulations and nice job on a well-crafted hub!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi DS Duby, good to see you here. I agree with you, success on Hubpages need determination and patience. Thanks for the visit, comment and your support. Enjoy your day! Opps, it is night time in Illinois.

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      DS Duby 5 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Great advice Dwachira, the key is definitely to just stick with it and to always try and improve your writing. Voted up, interesting, useful and shared.