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HubPages Is My Piggy Bank

Updated on March 15, 2011
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For the love of writing

HubPages is my piggy bank. It’s like saving for the rainy days just like the ants do. I’m taking my time here and enjoying what I do. Writing in HubPages is the best thing that happened to me during my respite from tedious work overseas. I still do my other activities such as mingling with friends and tending animals in the farms, but HP opened a new opportunity for me online.

Slowly but surely

“What you sow, you reap.” This is true. With all the hubs that I’ve written, I am really seeing the fruits of the so-called successful hubbing. For my part, it is slowly but surely surfacing. With the help of reliable affiliates, like Amazon for referrals, and Google AdSense for contents and clicks, I am sure that in the next days to come, I will receive my first payout. I’m not in a hurry to receive it. Who knows? It will come in a lump sum amount.

The short and long journeys

Monetizing our hubs depend on topics we write. Financial matters and business articles are leading in the demographics of topics that HubPages offer. Original contents, especially sharing insights from personal experiences encourage readers and fellow hubbers to sympathize. Even home businesses are being promoted here at HP. By just creating series of hubs about it, I’m sure they are earning it’s worth. The review on the latest products in the market is also good. I’ve also read reviews and interviews of fellow hubbers. I’ve found out that HP hubbers ranges from Hub Wannabes to Hub Nuggets and the new one, HubPage Elite. Some even have several accounts in HP. I think it’s legal as long as you’re not violating the rules of this writing portal.

My hubs range from various topics, too. I didn’t stick much on the same category. Whatever I read, heard and see that needs documentation, I write it on HP. Although, it’s not generating fast money, it is better than scams that are proliferating in the net. We are not paying money on HP. It’s the other way around. HP, with the help of affiliates is the one giving us bonuses for our works as hubbers. It’s a different kind of networking. This virtual community really hit us to contribute more in a positive way, while waiting for the monetization result.

Prolific hubbers who hit the right topic and search words are the ones earning 500-1000 dollars and more. For a moderate hubber, like me, I just have to wait for my turn for my ‘fruits’ ripen. When my hubs are ready for the picking, then it’s my time to rejoice also. Waiting patiently will also give me my valuable revenue.

It's not all about money.

Who said HubPages is a scam? It’s not. We just have to wait for our turn to generate money.

Some hubbers are getting frustrated because they’re not earning their dues as early as possible. What can I do; I’m also thinking the same way. And yet, I continue to contribute in HP in my own little way. Although, the medium of writing is English language only, there are valuable stories that are still stored in my “vernacular bank of ideas.”

My HP piggy bank will have to be filled to the fullest so that I can harvest my dues. It can take months or even a year. As long as the door of HP is open, I will believe in the site’s agenda: contribute hubs in order to monetize your works.

This is a HubPages Challenge

Your competition is yourself. I may say we cannot detach from our own shadow. What you write will reflect on how dedicated you are in your endeavor as contributor in HubPages.

This is a huge previlege for my part to be doing one of my desires...writing. Write all you can in HubPages...this is what I challenge, first, for myself then dare others (in a good way) to contribute more helpful, insightful hubs. Not just picture hubs; it never occur in my mind, though, to succumbing to such scheme just to get high hub ratings.

As Rebecca E. wrote, sometimes, competition is bad. It's a business after all. In writing, there will always be a star...a supernova and an inspiration to others. HubPages star will surely influence others to contribute more deserving hubs that will enlighten fellow hubbers and interested readers. I will not name names because it's too self-serving. In time, I will also select and namedrop them as a form of praising and commending their works. Heroes on HubPages? This will be possible. Ops, I've already mentioned one person that I really admired.

If you're Dazed, Confused and still love ideas to prosper and aspire hubbing it you can find the answers on: What A Hub Is And How To Create One. I'm sure Connie Smith has the best answers to give crystal clear ideas on how to create a hub step by step.

Thanking other hubbers is very much appreciated. Without them, you will be alone in your own world. This scenario will not create traffic and followers. Being in Hubpages, it's like spreading your wings for other to notice you and at the same time, admire you, too. I may not be prolific at sugary words when I praise others, but I will not finish this hub without the help of this climactic declaration of dohn121: An introduction to HubPages with Snoopy and Woodstock. Snoopy and Woodstock? Why on Earth will an exceptional hubber include these two characters from Peanuts comic strips to signify friendship here on HubPages? Does it trancends HubPages motto to a higher level of writing spree?

An exceptional lady hubber who is often misidentified as male due to her avatar and HubPages alias, frogdropping, will attest to the realization that there are already 'stars' shining before I was born on Hubpages last August of 2009. Hubpages Help will be a different kind of HubPages directory to get you started in this writing portal.

With these examples made by my fellow hubbers. I will not beg anymore for alms filling my piggy bank with HubPages coins. The clinking sounds of those coins will not be a dream anymore. After all, those will be the fruits of my love on Hub writing.


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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @craftarrific: There you have it! Thanks. I have to empty my piggy bank again this weekending of January 2012.

      My Google Adsense alerted me that I have to get my new payout at the nearest Western Union branch.

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      craftarrific 6 years ago from California

      The tortoise won the race! This is a great analogy with the piggy bank.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @alphagirl: Thanks.I hope you're tending on your own piggy bank, too.:D

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      alphagirl 6 years ago from USA

      Well said! Patience, write quality hubs and watch your piggy grow!

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @nicregi: WOW! I hope you and Miss HP will have a bright future here. It will be a formidable team, I sure of that. :D

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      Reginald Chan 6 years ago from Malaysia

      Came across this hub and thanks for sharing. Couldn't agree more on this. I joined sometimes back and took a break. Started my own website and best! Miss HP and I try put some time daily at here. Thanks for your advise and certainly useful.

      Thanks you for sharing.

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      You're so right, Ms. Connie. (LOL!!) There were times (since 2009) that I was dreaming of writing a very long hub but when I awakened, the reality was somewhat different. Well, I just left some coins in my piggy bank (for luck!).

      BTW, I participated on 30-days/30-Hub marathon and some HP contests and HubMob Weekly, too. So, my hubs accumulated that much. No regrets, though. I gained some friendly writers here on HubPages.

      Thanks, again! :D

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      Connie Smith 7 years ago from Tampa Bay, Florida

      You must have been possessed to have written 352 hubs in 18 months. If all of your hubs are as well written as this one -- and I am not just saying that because I got mentioned -- I am sure that your piggy bank is full.

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      You're welcome, Ms.Connie. I was inspired when I wrote this or should I say 'possessed' to write sensible hubs on HubPages.

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      Connie Smith 7 years ago from Tampa Bay, Florida

      I just found this one and appreciate the plug, though it was written a year ago. It has been a long year for me and I wasn't able to pay attention to Hubpages like I should, but so nice of you to include me here. Thank you.

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      Ireno Alcala 8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      betherann, thanks to you , too. I'm inspired by your courage. fellow hubbers, please do check her hubs, please.

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      Ireno Alcala 8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Thank, Jen. I think it will also a nine-moth period for me for my first payout. I just have to receive my PIN mailer. Goggle AdSense already sent a advise for me to wait for that most important item in order for me to receive my payment.

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      Jen's Solitude 8 years ago from Delaware

      Well put and well written. I share many of your views and can attest that the first payout is sweet. It took me 9 months, I was a month ahead of my preset schedule. I hope your payout comes even more quickly.

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      Ireno Alcala 8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Property-invest, thanks for dropping by. I was late checking your comment and other hubbers, too because we're busy preparingf for the national elections here in the Philippines, come May 2010. Well, I'm also preparing for that election hub, too.

      Anyways, thanks for the appreciation. LOL:)

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      Beth Morey 8 years ago from Montana

      Well written! Nice job.

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      Property-Invest 8 years ago from London

      Hi Travel_Man. I like your comparison woth the piggy bank, but hubpages keeps on giving, a constant flow of coins unlike a piggy bank which you empty once. Great hubs by the way.

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      Ireno Alcala 8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      And battle is a challenge per se as in writing good hubs. Thanks to you, too, Sir Peter D. Perseverance is one trait of a hubber to win here at HubPages. Earning rewards may take a slow pace or fast feedback, depending on how good or poor a hub is.

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      Peter Dickinson 8 years ago from South East Asia

      Enjoyment is more than half the battle. Thank you for your hub...long may your success continue.

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      Ireno Alcala 8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Thanks, Sandy. HubPages is both challenging and fulfilling.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      I waited too long to do the Hub Nuggets. Now I am working on the 30 day challenge. It is true, this is a challenge more for me.

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      Ireno Alcala 8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Thanks for appreciating my hub, thesailor. There are lots of good Hub writers out there. They just have to be discovered by each one of us in order to admire them.

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      thesailor 8 years ago from Seven Seas

      Nice comparison to a piggy bank, the HubPages. The links enabled me to know some Hub Nuggets that will serve as inspiration to me. Thanks for this hub, travel_man1971.


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