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I Just Reached my 500th Hub on HubPages!

Updated on January 8, 2012
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I never thought I would hit 500!

WOW! I am rather excited, as I just reached my 500th hub on HubPages! This is a big deal to me, because I never thought that I would see the day that that would happen!

Over three years ago, a dear friend of mine told me about HubPages, and they had written a beautiful hub. I had to come and see it, and I was so impressed from day one. Even though I enjoy writing very much, I thought it would be a bit too techy for me to join in and do for some reason. I was more of a writer, not someone who worked on creating a site moving things around, creating a text box with editors, etc.

Some three years later, nothing could be easier for me! I mean in terms of how user friendly HubPages is. One thing I do have to share, with others who may be truly wondering.... Can you make money on this site? Well the answer is yes. Admittedly, I have not made a lot of money, but I consistently make a little bit of money which over time turns into those 50.00 amounts which goes to my PayPal. My family is impressed, and somewhat surprised. They were very skeptical at first, even after two years they were.

If your goal is to make some money with HubPages, make sure you join up with the Ad Program here, so that you get money from that as well as from Google. Even a little bit every single day, adds up over time. You have something to share, no matter WHAT your experiences are.

No matter what your history or future is, YOU have a story to tell. You have unique experiences and points of view to share. Someone else out there will likely want to read about that. People are going to search things on Google and other search engines, why not have a hub in place so that you get that "click?"

There are so many on HubPages that have made a fair amount of money, and it is really rather impressive. I am thankful to HubPages for the opportunity to write here and with with them and other advertisers. Its a great system and mutually beneficial to all, so a win win situation. I hope to be here for a long time.

To any that may be discouraged, don't give up. Don't think about great numbers right now. Think of just doing one hub, the next hub. Move forward, do little bits every day. Find what times of day are the best for writing, for you personally. There are so many cool people on HubPages, many friends to be made, and more than enough to learn.

Thank you to all my HubPage friends. I have learned so much from you, and the world and universe is a more amazing place than I even knew it already was. Here are to many many more hubs with many old and new friends on HubPages!


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    • oceansnsunsets profile image

      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Prairie Princess, thank you very much for your comment! It was an exciting milestone for sure. When looked at in its totality, I guess it is a lot of writing! Thank you again.

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      Sharilee Swaity 6 years ago from Canada

      Wow, I just found this older hub. 500 hubs is a truly incredible achievement. Congratulations on this milestone. That is a lot of writing and clicking. Well done!

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Pinappu, Thank you! Welcome to Hubpages, by the way! Yes, you can hit that mark if through that keyboard. It just takes consistency, more than speed. That is what I have found. I hope you hit the mark and achieve all your goals on HubPages!

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      pinappu 6 years ago from India

      Great! I am new here and I also want to publish 500 hubs here. By my keyboard I shall hit the mark oneday.

    • oceansnsunsets profile image

      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Flora, I hear you. Time gets away sometimes, and I tend to go in spurts here on Hubpages. Even just focusing on the one at a time, eventually got me to where I am now. Also, sometimes I think its not so much the number, as the quality of hubs that matter to more people over time, overall. I wish you the best in your writing no matter how busy you may get in the future. :)

      Easylearningweb, thank you very much for your congratulations and comment there. :)

      Seeker7, thank you very much. I know that others encouragement of me has helped over time. The love of doing hubs or writing or sharing photos is another thing. Glad you stopped by, and I appreciate your comment.

      Hi Steph, great to have you stop by and thank you for your comment. 5 years is a great amount of time on the site, and anyone can tell that you love it as you are going strong still. I go back periodically like you mention there, and change up some things a bit as I have learned a lot on the way. Improving what we have already seems like a very smart move. Thanks for your kind words, and I really appreciate your reading my hubs and leaving a comment. I have enjoyed the hubs I have read from you, and look forward to many more. :) Wishing you the best.

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      Stephanie Hicks 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Congratulations! I am just about to start my 5th year at this site and have enjoyed it so much. My goal this year is to reach 400 quality hubs. I am also going back through my 335 hubs published to date to clean them up, change tags and add headings, etc. There is always room for improvement.

      Anyway - great accomplishment and I have been a long time fan of yours. All the best, Steph

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Wow! That is an amazing feat and many congratulations! I like the encouragement you give in your hub as well, especially to folks that are new to Hub Pages. Hearing your story will be a great motivator and inspiration for them as well as for hubbers who have been around a while longer.

      Voted up awesome!

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      Amelia Griggs 6 years ago

      Hats off to you, oceansnsunsets! Wow, that's quite an accomplishment...congratulations to you!

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      Congratulations on reaching 500 hubs. I don't write the same number of hubs every month, but I generally write more than one a week. I figure if I keep up this pace it will take me until my third year to reach 500 hubs, but I have a lot of time now that I may not have later, so I might never reach 500 hubs - Or it might take 5 years.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Phdast, thank you very much! I really appreciate your visit and comment. :)

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      Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Congratulations!! That is simply amazing!! What tenacity and dedication. You should be very pleased with your accomplishment. :)

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      You are very welcome, Dale. I look forward to seeing your hubs and reading them soon. :)

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      Dale Hyde 6 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

      Thank you so very much oceansnsunsets!

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Lady Quill, thank you very much for the congratulations. I think its great that you came back after being gone for a year. HubPages is such a wonderful opportunity, and even if life gets too busy, we can always come back and pick right up where we left off. Thank you for your very sweet and kind words, you made my day and made me smile. :) Wishing you the best in life and on HubPages!

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      Lady Quill 6 years ago

      Congratulations! I joined hubpages 2 years ago but only just came back after more than a year away. I love all the info you posted here. It makes me WANT to write more hubs! I want to be you when I grow up. lol

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Brett, thank you very much! I am very excited about it, and hope to do many more. My best wishes to you on HubPages. :)

      Dale, thank you very much, and welcome to HubPages! You are off to quite an excellent start here, with 13 hubs in five days time! Wow, way to go, and I wish you the best. :)

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      Dale Hyde 6 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

      Great Hub! Useful and informative. I am like Sherry, who commented, new to HubPages. I have been here five days now and have 13 published hubs. The site is very friendly users as you say, oceansunset. Congratulations on achieving Hub #500! Well done, and keep up the excellent writing and sharing.

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      Brett Winn 6 years ago from US

      Congratulations ... I have to say, that is an amazing accomplishment!

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Kris, and thank you! Wishing you the best in your hub experience. :)

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      Kris Heeter 6 years ago from Indiana

      Congratulations, what a fantastic milestone! Here's to the next 500:)

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Mary! You are a dear friend here in Hubland for sure. :) You are a favorite of mine, and I appreciate your visit and comment. I have done more than 2 in a week, and some weeks 2 hubs would be a great increase in my productivity. It just depends on the week. Hope to keep reading more from you over time. Have a great evening friend. :)

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      Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi oceansnsunsets, my dear friend here in Hubland. I'm not at all surprised that you would have published 500 Hubs. You are certainly consistent with your writing, and you always do interesting and beautiful Hubs that are a pleasure to read. I try and do 2 a week, if possible. Your poll is interesting, too. Keep writing, and we'll keep reading!

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Sherry, thank you very much. Congratulations also, on joining HubPages, and you are off to a great start. Keep up the great work! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. :)

      Millionaire Tips, thanks so much. The one hub at a time is what I have done for the most part over time. It will really be rewarding, and get you further and farther than you think in no time. Thanks for the comment. :)

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      Shasta Matova 6 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on your milestone. 500 hubs is quite the achievement! That's great advice to just work on one day, one hub at a time. It makes those big numbers, like 500, much more manageable.

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      Sherry Hewins 6 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      Congratulations, it's quite a milestone. Impressive to me as I am just starting out on HubPages and just passed my 10th hub.


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