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My First 6 Months on HubPages

Updated on October 1, 2016
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It’s been just about six months now since I took that plunge into HubPageville. I must say it’s been a great ride so far. Not only have I learned so much about this whole on-line writing world but it has brought back some great memories of events and trips from days gone by as I compose Hubs and search for old photos.

I’ve also met some amazingly talented writers here who have been kind enough and patient enough to share their knowledge so that others can learn and prosper. One of the most amazing parts of this whole experience for me so far has been the fact that I can share and communicate with writers from all over the world. One day I’m taking a tour of a park in Ireland and the next day I’m discussing a marathon taking place in South Africa. How great is that?

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Going Back to School

It’s amazing the amount of knowledge that we slowly gain by being a member of this community. Every day I learn something new and the sum total of all this knowledge is easily the equivalent of taking a course in on-line publishing. And the beauty of this is that it just goes on and on, there really is no end to the learning process. Every time I think I’m ahead of the game and know enough to be dangerous I read a new hub and learn something new.

What's the Rush? Write Quality over Quantity

When I first signed on to HubPages, and pretty much during my first month or so I was definitely in a rush to get as many Hubs published as possible. Today, I look back at some of those Hubs and I think to myself, “What was I doing?” The difference in the quality of my Hubs from those first few weeks to now is amazing to me. So now I have started the task of going back and bringing these older Hubs up to par.

I have definitely settled into a “look” for my Hubs that I am comfortable with and seems to be working for me. I have gotten away from the mega picture slide show look to my hubs with dozens of photos. While I love incorporating pictures into my Hubs I started thinking of that saying, "too much of a good thing". Now I try to pick the best photos and place them appropriately within the Hub.

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Learn to Share

I’ve learned quite a few things over the past six months about sharing and promoting our work. I am now able to insert back links into my Hubs with ease and can certainly see the benefit to this. I am now posting my Hubs to Pinterest, FB, Twitter, Google+, Stumbleupon, and just recently to Delicious. While some of these seem to generate traffic, others don’t, so I think I need to re-evaluate the benefit of this and maybe pick and choose where I am posting to. I have tried to become more active on these sites so that I'm not considered spam and I continue to make some progress with this.

I am also now very conscious of sharing other Hubs that I find interesting and useful. I would want some else to do this for me so I have made it a point to comment and share other Hubs that I find interesting as often as I can.

Stats

Now on to the statistics. After my second month here on HubPages I set some goals. I thought I would be making good progress if after six months I managed to get fifty Hubs published to go along with 12,000 views. I also thought that I could possibly reach the $50 payout threshold by the end of my sixth month. I am pleased to report that I managed to meet each of these goals. At the time that I set these I thought they would be a challenge but I seem to have failed to realize the addiction that HubPages has over me.

6 Months to my First Payout

2012
Hubs Published
Earnings
Impressions
Views
Feb
12
$1.84
259
 
March
17
$6.05
880
 
April
14
$11.51
1591
 
May
10
$11.20
1808
 
June
9
$13.38
1862
 
July
8
$19.31
2814
 
TOTAL
70
$63.29
9214
15,168
Followers: 220
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I must say that I shared the same excitement over reaching the payout threshold as I did back on February 14th when I earned my first two cents. It’s certainly not because $50 is a large sum of money, it’s more to do with the fact that I can see the progress here and I know the ultimate potential of HubPages.

The thing that strikes me from the table above is that even though the number of Hubs that I'm publishing has gone down for the last five months my earnings have slowly increased. How great is that? I knew when I started this that it would be tough to publish a lot of Hubs over the summer months due to travel, family events, yard work, etc. I hope to reverse the trend over the winter when things calm down a little. I have a long list of Hubs that I want to write and publish so I will have plenty of material when my schedule permits.

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Does anyone else out there plan on using HubPages as a retirement supplement?

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What does the Future Hold?

I most likely won’t publish another status until I get to my one year anniversary. I have no idea where I’ll be with this come next February so I’m not going to set any targets or goals other than to say that I hope to still be as active and excited over HubPages as I am now. I am still looking at this as a possible retirement supplement down the road and if it all works out hopefully in five to ten years I can be earning enough to consider this a steady income stream. Maybe HubPages can be my vacation fund in retirement? To say that this could change my entire outlook on retirement is an understatement. I really think that this has the potential to be another leg to retirement to go along with the other more mainstream income sources such as: social security, pension, 401K, etc. I'll give it my best effort but I guess only time will tell. Either way I hope to continue to be an active member of this community as it's great fun and I look forward to reading and hearing from all of the great people that make this enjoyable.

As far as any advice I can give to anyone just starting out here I really think there are other Hubbers much more qualified for that than myself. The best advice and the only advice that I can give anyone considering taking the plunge into HubPages is that is takes patience, persistence, and of course hard work. If you can manage these three things then I think you have the recipe to be successful on HubPages.

© 2012 Bill De Giulio

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      Janda Raker 2 weeks ago from Amarillo, Texas

      Okay, Bill, thanks. I just found Billybuc's Mailbag Hubs and will check them out. One of the best things about HubPages is the help that Hubbers give to others! Love it! (Of course, I DO need to stop READING so much and start WRITING more! LOL)

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      Bill De Giulio 2 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      It's in HubPages. Just search for Billybuc in HubPages and from his profile page you will see all of his Mailbag Hubs. He publishes a new edition every Monday. He has been doing this for almost three years now. It's very helpful and he gives honest answers to questions he receives every week.

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      Janda Raker 2 weeks ago from Amarillo, Texas

      Wow, Bill, I don't even know about Mailbag by Billybuc. How do I find it? I have enjoyed many of his posts, but is Mailbag in HubPages or somewhere else? I'd like to check that out.

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      Bill De Giulio 2 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Janda. Check the weekly Mailbag published by Billybuc. He addressed your questions in this weeks edition. Very interesting.

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      Janda Raker 2 weeks ago from Amarillo, Texas

      Bill, do keep us posted as to what you discover about blogging and linking to HubPages. Some of this is a bit complicated. Hopefully someone on this thread will have experience and be able to help with first-hand info.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      I wish I had answers for you. I am not proficient in the world of blogging so I have some homework to do before I jump in. I do know that they can be monitized but exactly how one does that I'm not sure. I can propose the question to Billybuc (Bill Holland) who I'm pretty sure will have the answers. Ideally I envisioned having a travel blog but not duplicating my HP's content there. I would write short articles that would lead into my HP articles with a link to take readers to say Wanderwisdom where they could read the entire article. To be honest I'm not sure if this concept would work so I will do my homework before blindly jumping in.

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      Janda Raker 3 weeks ago from Amarillo, Texas

      Thanks for your input. That's probably a good move, to start a travel blog. Though I'm not totally sure how a blog differs from what we're doing on HubPages. Can you shed light on that? Also how would you monetize that? Would you be competing with yourself?

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      Bill De Giulio 3 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Absolutely it's do-able. I am toying with the idea of starting a travel blog to use as a launching point. I probably should have done it years ago. If you have the time to do it all why not?

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      Janda Raker 3 weeks ago from Amarillo, Texas

      Thanks, Bill, that's just what I wanted to know. Like you, I'd like to supplement my retirement income with what I can earn on Hubpages. Besides writing these travel articles on Hubpages, I'm writing some travel essays and submitting them to contests and anthologies. I'd like to continue to do both, using my website for a "landing space" for my "fans." Do you think all that's do-able?

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      Bill De Giulio 3 weeks ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Janda. After over five years here I still check in daily and yes, I am still enthusiastic. I don't write as often as I once did but with a couple of trips planned for later this year I will certainly pick it up again. As far as an HP being a good investment of my time probably not as much as I had hoped. Things have progressed to the point where I make the payout every month but if I figured out how much I have made and how many hours I have spent writing then it's not so good. But, I have learned a lot in my five years here and there is no way to quantify that. I do love having a venue to chronicle my travels and I do look forward to continuing with this. If my views/earnings continue to improve over the next five years then I may indeed reach the point where HP will be a nice, little supplement to retirement income, and that is what I hoped for when I started. My advice, keep writing, you never know when one of your hubs will catch on and take off.

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      Janda Raker 3 weeks ago from Amarillo, Texas

      Bill, I had not realized how long you had been a hubber until I ran across this Hub, posted when you'd been on for 6 months. So now I'm curious--how has your progress been? Are you still enthusiastic or even addicted to Hubpages? Has writing for this site been a good investment in your time? Has it accomplished what you were hoping for? I'm working on a couple of hubs right now, but life keeps interfering. So I'd love some encouragement from you and your followers, if it's available!

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you Dwight. This hub sure seems like a long time ago. I am coming up on 3 years here soon and still Hubbing away. I really think I'll be doing this for the foreseeable future. I won't get rich but it's great fun and a great community.

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      Dwight Phoenix 2 years ago from Jamaica

      Wow it's interesting.........but i think in my first month here, this is the best hub I've ever read.

      Maybe it's because it's just what i wanted to hear.

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      Linda Bryen 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi! bdeguilio, you are an inspiration to other hubbers. You have lots of useful, awesome and interesting articles especially the travel ones. I love reading your hubs because I learn a lot from you and thanks.

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      Bill De Giulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Thish. Welcome to HubPages. It can be addicting :). I am still here after over 2 and a half years and still enjoy posting hubs and interacting with members. You will find this to be a great community. Good luck, keep posting, and be patient as this takes time.

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      Thish 2 years ago

      Hi,

      I joined hubpages after being a stay home mom as to find some income. But i could not write a single article till 2 weeks back. for during this 2 week i wrote 5 hubs and i am also sort of addicted and i was feeling bad about over doing it. After reading your hub i felt I am normal and this is the life cycle of hubbers. This article is 2 years old.. So i hope you are doing great now. Thanks for inspiration. Looking forward to succeed in hub pages.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Bonnie. I have not joined triberr yet. I usually post my hubs to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Stumbleupon, Digg and Reddit. Will have to check out Triberr. Thanks for stopping by, HubPages really is a wonderful community.

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      Bonnie Sayers 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      I am considering starting to write but not yet sure so reading this area. Have you joined triberr to promote your articles?

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Mekenzie. Thank you for the visit, nice to meet you here also. It's been 15 months now since I discovered HP's and it's still a wonderful community. I really do enjoy writing here and the interaction with other members.

      Thanks so much. Have a wonderful weekend.

      Bill

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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      bde, Congrats on all you have learned here on the hubs. I have also found hubpages to be a great community and a growing experience as a writer and a student. :)

      Nice to meet you .. keep going!

      Blessings to you!

      Mekenzie

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Tirralan. Thanks for stopping by. Just a heads up, they just did away with the RSS feed a few months ago. It's too bad as I was just getting the hang of it. Now you have to use the link capsule and place the links manually. Oh well. Thank you for the read, have a great weekend.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Kas. Thank You and welcome to HubPages. I'm still plugging away and optimistic that I'll be here for years to come. It's a great community and the financial rewards will come in time. You're off to a great start, keep it going. Many thanks for the visit, comment, vote, share, etc...

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hey rajan. Absolutely! Patience, perseverance and hard work is the key to success here on HubPages. Thanks so much. Have a great weekend.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Great hub. These personal stories are always encouraging to me. You've done quite well so far. I will next read the hub on RSS feeds. Thank you.

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Very well done and an encouraging hub Bdegiulio! I'm thankful to see how hard it was for you and how you've overcome to do very well for yourself. It's encouraging to say the least. I completely understand the quality over quantity thing as well. I've tried my best to make sure I publish with as much quality as possible. I must say that you're a very good writer and I was enjoying the hub from start to finish. Great job and I'm voting you up and sharing!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hi Bill, it is wonderful reading your first six months' experience here on hubpages. This hub would be useful to new hubbers in that it spells out the 3 most important things needed, to be kept in mind, to succeed in all online writing and these are - patience, perseverance and hard work.

      Voted up, useful and shared.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks Linda and welcome to HubPages.

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      Linda0011 4 years ago

      thanx guys , for sharing ur experience. its really helpful specially for beginners.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi there My Moments. We all start from humble beginnings here on Hubpages. Give it time and you will see the potential. Good luck, you are off to a great start.

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      My Moments 4 years ago

      Nicely done! And congrats! I need to take a screen shot of my humble beginnings of $0.06 today and see where I end up in six months.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Jools99. Over the last 6 months my traffic has been up, and then very down, but heading back up now. Hang in there, it seems that we are at the mercy of Google. You are correct, we can find pretty much anything right here on HP's, why Google?

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Very interesting read Bill. My traffic is in the crapper at the moment so I am feeling like not bothering lately to be honest but I just love writing and I've discovered that if I want to find something out, I don't bother Googling it any more; I just look of HP, it's usually here :o)

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Zsuzsi. Thanks for stopping by. You are off to a great start here so keep it going. It does take time but it really is a great community. I believe that they are doing away with the RSS feed feature soon so don't stress about that. Have a great day.

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      Zsuzsi 4 years ago from Hungary

      I've only been on Hubpages for a short time and can already see that persistence and patience will be key to success. But if you want to achieve something it will take planning and time, right? RSS feed is still sort of blurry for me but hoping to get there soon. I enjoyed reading your hub and the insights you shared about your experience.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks Torri. It certainly can be addicting. I've been at this for 10 months now and still have that addiction. Just remember that it takes time and patience for this to pay off. Best of luck.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading your hub. I just recently joined a couple of months ago and have found very interesting hubs as well. I love reading and writing so hubpages has become very addictive to me. Voted up.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Chantele. Thanks for stopping by. Good luck and here's hoping that you reach the payout this month. You're doing well, keep up the great work.

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Well fingers crossed I will be making the $50 target at the end of this month. I need to make $14 this month to hit it. Will have to put in a few seriously good posts I think, as my halloween ones are obviously seasonal and will dropped off now. But I think if I work hard I can make it. Hope your still doing well adn good luck!

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks Eddie, it is a great community and I thoroughly enjoy interacting with folks from all over the world. Thank you for stopping by to read and comment. Bill

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      Eddie Carrara 4 years ago from New Hampshire

      I first started using Hubpages as a back linking tool for a website, then one day I wrote an automotive hub, I knew a problem people were having with their cars, and it was a global automotive problem. I found the same experience as you, I was communicating with people all over the world, and I found that more rewarding then making money or driving traffic to my site, not to mention the community here on Hubpages is awesome and very supportive. Now I make more money here on Hubpages than on my website :)

      Happy Hubbing Bill, and keep up the great work.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks Linda, I'm in it for the long haul. Appreciate your support very much.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      WTG Bill with six months which is now about 8 months. Better late than never in saying kudos to you! Wishing you many, many more months of hubbing!

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Nick, thanks for stopping by to read and comment. And welcome to HubPages. Looks like you are off to a great start, keep it going.

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      nanderson500 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      This is a very interesting hub. I have been here for almost two months so far. It's interesting to see how things may develop down the road!

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Renz. Thank you. It's been great fun so far and I hope it continues. Took a look at your profile and you are doing great so far, keep it going.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      This hub is pretty much awesome and highly motivational!

      And, I agree with you! Hubpages is a source of everyday knowledge from a very diverse range of topics.

      I really enjoyed reading this hub! And I loved the way you set your goals and eventually reached them. That's awesome! :)

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Melanie. Congrats to you also. You just went pass 6 months also. We do seem to be on a similar path. Who knows where it will take us. Just keep doing what you're doing and imagine where we'll be after 1 year, or 2 years.... Thank you for the continued support.

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      Melanie Chisnall 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Wow, has it been six months already? I started writing on HubPages at the end of Jan 2012, so I've been here about the same time, with a similar number of hubs and followers. Well done! Don't worry, I remember how excited I was when I earned my first cent, my husband thought I was going mad - jumping around for one little cent. Lol! What a journey it's been for you, congrats - and I look forward to reading many, many more of your travel and other articles :)

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Thank you! I look forward to hearing about your experiences in Italy!

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Debbie. The payout threshold is $50 and it is done through Paypal. If I understand the payout process correctly I should receive my first payout in late August.

      Thank you for the congrats. Have a great day.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks TT. 6 months has gone by quickly. I'm looking forward to the coming months and picking up the activity. W are going back to Italy in a few weeks so I'll have plenty of new topics. Thank you. Have a great day.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks Cassy. It is rewarding to see the progress. Nothing beats that first few cent :)

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      I'm fairly new here, so I have a question about the payout. How much does one have to have in earnings to receive a payout? Also, is this done through Paypal? I have a paypal account on file so just wondering how this works.

      Congratulations on your 6 month mark and I look forward to learning much more from you in the future!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      BD, congrats on your 6 months and continued success! You are doing outstanding both as a writer but as a hubber over all. It's been great reading your interesting trip hubs, I feel like I've seen the world through your writing! Looking forward to much, much more from you. :)

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      CassyLu1981 4 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      Congrats on your 6 months and your first payout!!! I know I was super excited to get my first two cents and my first payout as well :) You are doing incredible! Keep up the great work!!!!!!

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi vespawoolf. Thank you. It's been a great ride so far. Congratulations to you also as I see you recently had a 6 month anniversary also. Keep it going and let's see where we're at after 1 year.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Congratulations on reaching your goals and then some! HubPages is a wonderful venue for writers and those who have useful information to share. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Johan. It is very addicting. I'm wondering how long it lasts? Hopefully for the foreseeable future. It certainly has been a learning experience. Keep it going and thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Johan Smulders 4 years ago from East London, South Africa

      Interresting article and after 5 months I am hooked. Might also do a review after 6 months! What a learning experience it has been.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you Lesley. Likewise. It's been a pleasure meeting you here and I must say you are certainly one of the best at this. Your writing and photography skills are simply amazing. Have a great day.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Pramod. Thank you for reading and commenting. You can do this. Write about what interests you and see where it takes you. Sometimes the toughest step is the first one.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Bill, congratulations on your first six months!

      I'm so pleased to have met you and always enjoy reading your wonderful hubs!

      Happy writing!

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      pramodgokhale 4 years ago from Pune( India)

      Congrats,

      You plunged and got the Gold.I am still unlucky to publish my hub.I will try.You please guide me.

      Pramod

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Debbie. You are fairly new here also and look to be doing great so far. I must admit it is difficult to maintain that inspiration and desire but we have to remember that it's a long term deal here. That's why I read a lot of other hubbers updates, because it inspires me and drives me to keep writing. There is potential here and hopefully we all get to experience it.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Suzie. Thank you so much for the nice comments. Yeah, we've been on this ride together from the start and hopefully it goes on for the foreseeable future. You are doing great here and you should know that there are many of us who anxiously look forward to your Hubs. Just think where we can be 6 months from now if we keep it going. Keep writing and smiling.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you Carol. I read others HubPage updates all the time and it does help to keep me going. When I see that others are making progress it makes me want to do the same. The great thing about HubPages is that we can get so much support and encouragement from other members. Stay positive and keep plugging away, you are doing great here so far.

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Congratulations on your 6 month mark, and I have to say that you inspire me to keep going. I too get excited at the economic potential that Hubpages holds, besides the joy of connecting with great people and the constant writing practice!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Congratulations on your 6 months achievements - knowing you from almost the start I have followed you and seen you rise in the ranks! I am so delighted as you are so deserving.

      Your hubs are always full of information translated in your own unique style which makes compelling reading with fab photos mostly your own.

      Sincerest well done my friend on another great hub with useful info and tips for all newbie writers , will be voting and sharing for you:)

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Well as a newbie here of two months I really appreciate this hub. I see there is hope. Love following your progress and it is kind of you to share all this information and it is very heartening ...as it is easy to get discouraged.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Chris. How are things in Hawaii? Appreciate you stopping by to read and comment. I'll be looking for your 6 month update. You're getting close. Thanks for the read and comments, have a great day.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you tipstoretireearly. Hubplunge....I like that. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks aa lite. It does go by quickly. I thought it would be tough over the summer to maintain the level from when I started but I also plan to pick it up when summer ends. You are also doing great so far, 57 hubs! Keep them coming.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks Rachel. It is addicting, isn't it. I'm still addicted 6 months into this. You're doing great so far, keep plugging away. Thank you for the visit and the nice comments.

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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

      Congratulations! Now you got me thinking about what I would have to share when I reach the 6-month mark...

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      tipstoretireearly 4 years ago from New York

      Congrats on your half-year anniversary! I agree the best thing about taking this hubplunge is reading about so many interesting topics.

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      aa lite 4 years ago from London

      Hey bdegiulio, I thought it was time for your 6 month update. Glad to see that you are still enthusiastic about writing hubs and that you've reached payout. Seeing other people's progress is really reassuring for me. I too have somewhat slowed down the hub production, but am planning to start churning them out faster when the summer is over. Looking forward to more of your hubs in the next 6 months!

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      Rachel Koski 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Congrats on your first six months on Hubpages! I've been here just three weeks, and love it already (addicted). Thanks for sharing your progress, it's inspiring to newbies like myself.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks Bill. We started here about the same time and it's been my pleasure to get to know you over the past 6 months. It sure has gone by quickly. I'm looking forward to a long friendship here on HubPages. You are a true gentlemen and a scholar and you have a great sense of humor to boot.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Congratulations on your first six months. I have totally enjoyed getting to know you over this time, and I look forward to a continued friendship for many years to come.

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