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Just use your own words!

Updated on December 1, 2010

Gaining online writing success

In a conversation today, I overheard myself thinking: "It maybe a slow process to get started, but don't give up." Developing your own style of writing may come about quite naturally if I give up trying to be an ad copy writer, with links to all my favorit web sites.

If you are worried about making an income from your literary exercise, making your hubs into a link farm, will not do it here. Squidoo lenses and other blogs may be the right place for it, but not HubPages.

On the topic of making your writing into a valuable source of income, let yourself be inspired by a few people who have found success creating HubPages here before you. I just made an amazing discovery by looking at some of the Success Stories

Take Chuck from Tucson, AZ USA for example. Not only is he an amazing writer, producing stories with great insight and focus on detail, he is generating a very nice income from the great popularity many of his over 550 hubs display. One can tell he puts as much of himself into his stories as the answers to the questions and comments he receives in return from his readers.

As one can see from all the Success Stories here, he is not the only one who managed to create an ongoing cash flow from their literary activities ... while it is a bit intimidating to think how long it may take you to write 100's of hubs, nobody had to produce that many over a single week-end. As Marye Audet put it so well: "It does take patience and persistence but all good things do."

It would be a bit easier and less intimidating had the editor a built-in spell checker! :)

[ ... it wasn't until my fourth hub that I discovered where the spell-checker was!  :)  ]

Toronto at night



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  • f_hruz profile image

    f_hruz 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Sounds like we are in the same pop & rock band - but it's fun to play for points.

    I wish I knew what s-links are and how to make them.

    Debbie, let's go on a date so you can tell me the whole story over coffee ... :)

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    debbiesdailyviews 6 years ago

    Hi franto, I do the S-links... but I don't know why I bother, it doesn't bring any more traffic.

    I think the only true way to bring readers, is exactly what you, and I are doing...

    Enjoying reading certain Hubs, and they will pay you the same compliment.

    I enjoy a wide range of hubs on here, but favour certain subjects.

    Some are clearly better than others.

    You however, have got it just so... hence me often popping back. : }

  • f_hruz profile image

    f_hruz 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Dear Debbie,

    it's always a joy to read your kind words and see the reflections of your mind.

    I didn't discover there was a spellchecker until after my fourth hub. Now I wish there were one for the comments section as well ... but you are soo right about not being too picky.

    It's quite amazing what one can learn from reading other peoples hubs. It must be all that quality in the hubs and the discussions which form a part of them to account for the high Google ratings ... do you pay much attention to any key words for SEO?

    Many thanks!


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    debbiesdailyviews 6 years ago

    Hif f-hruz.

    I enjoyed reading this, although, I also like reading your comments, and answers too.

    I mainly write my Hubs in the evening, and as I am doing so, I am also having conversations, and multi-tasking hahaha

    When I look back at some of my hubs, the spelling mistakes are shocking haha

    I considered going over them with edit. But then thought awww sod it !

    What's a few mistakes between friends. I am aware of the spell checker, but thought as I went along I did'nt need it.

    I put it down to typing to fast, and not being illiterate.


    Love reading your hubs, please kep them coming : }

  • f_hruz profile image

    f_hruz 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    it's good you got started - you'll be just fine!

    add your adsense publisher id to your affiliate details on here and all the google ads on your hubs will start to earn you money ... not much at first, but write a pile of them about some hot topics and the click value of these ads will become noticable ... :)

    good luck!

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    bottleinfrontame 6 years ago from Edinburgh

    thanks for the insight. I am finally getting around to trying this, after creating an account months ago. Fear of commitment to writing, other time obligations and mild technophobia. Speaking of which can you tell me I gave adsense my profile page address. Is that correct? or do you make one for each actual Hub?

  • f_hruz profile image

    f_hruz 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    My dear friends, thanks ever so much for your kind comments.

    Truth be told, I made this up as my first published hub because the other ones I tried before were being rejected for being too promotional ... :)

    I met affiliantes here at APSense. It's a popular social site with a lot of members, but promoting online income opportunities with out adding a bit of their own critical evaluation about what they discovered and why they think it's such a good opportunity is not the way to go.

    I don't enjoy such run-of-the-mill programs unless I can learn some thing by being a member or gain other things of value to me. Just trying to round up other members to get paid a commission 69 levels down is simply too brain dead an activity for me!

    HubPages is great because of all the valuable contacts one can make with other users, complement them and ask questions ... a great way to get to know really nice people.

    Thanks again for being a friend!

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    Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

    A enjoyed reading this to-the-point Hub with useful information. Thanks.

    Love and peace


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    affiliantes 6 years ago

    I already wrote that somewhere before it was nice to network with you.

    Beautiful Hub Page that easily explains how to combine business with pleasure.

    Be sure to put in your bookmarks and thanks for your very useful information that you share with us.

    Thank you for reminding me to this. . .

    Best regards Affiliantes

  • f_hruz profile image

    f_hruz 6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Thanks for your comments - it's nice to be in your company!

    I get the feeling, it's a special community of writers at various skill levels, education, life experience and the ability to express themselves, but also in terms of their interest in discovering the truth of what is real and what is mythology so we can learn to reflect on where we should be heading in our quest to bring our common humanity to a higher ground if a greater value among all of us is to be found ... :)

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    onegoodwoman 6 years ago from A small southern town

    This is the first hub, I have ever put into my favorites.

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    scriber1 6 years ago

    Upbeat, even in the face of spelling......... Now that's true character..;>)

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    John R Wilsdon 6 years ago from Superior, Arizona

    Nice to see an upbeat, positive hub - and I like the Toronto skyline.