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The beginning of an obsession - Hubpages

Updated on February 2, 2010

Who knew that this could be such fun?

I have only been a member of Hubpages for a short time. Actually,only a little over a week. But during the time that I have spent here,I have come to find that this website can be quite addicting! I can't even remember exactly how I came across this website. Most likely it was through google. I remember reading something that said you could make money writing your own articles,and I thought "Well,if other people are doing it,I can too".

So,I made the decision to sign up. I did a little bit of research and found that the way you make money is through using affiliate programs,such as AdSense,and Amazon. So,I signed up for both,although I really had no idea what I was doing. Not long after that,I posted my first article,"Saving money in a single parent household".

Traffic was slow at first. I browsed around on the Hubpages website,looking for advice articles on how to use AdSense,and how to use Hubpages itself. I found a lot of helpful tips,and have learned a lot over the past week or so. I'm far from being an expert,but I'm quite satisfied with what I have learned thus far. The people on this website are very welcoming to newcomers,and I was a bit surprised that ANYBODY wanted to read the things I was writing about.

So,as my new addiction has grown,I find myself staying up late at night after work writing hubs. My goal was,and still is,to write at least one hub per day. I haven't raked in the big bucks,but I understand that it takes time,and also quality material. But,I did get my first click today on AdSense! I have earned a whopping 51 cents as of today. Yes,it is only one click.But it is a start,right? Who knows if I will ever reach my goal,but either way,I've found this to be an enjoyable past time for me. Thanks to all who have viewed my articles and left comments,and to all who view them in the future.



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    • lisaluv9784 profile image

      Lisa 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Art 4 Life - The way that I learned about Adsense was by reading other peoples hubs about how to use it. Use the search box at the top and type in "how to make money using Adsense",or any variation of that. I'm still learning how to use it myself,and it does seem to be a bit complicated. Your hubs seem just fine to me! You seem to be doing a good job. If you want to change it up a bit,just play around with the order and arrangement of your capsules. Just experiment with different ideas,that is how I learned. :)

    • Art 4 Life profile image

      Art 4 Life 7 years ago from in the middle of nowhere....

      Hi, and welcome to hub pages...I havent been here very long either...can you explain to me how you make money doing hubs? I guess I am just stupid or something...I really do not understand, anything about google, and Adsense..I am computer illiterate, (have problems just getting pictures out here on my hubs, and I dont understand how to arrange my hubs either...I like the way yours are arranged...if you dont want to help, that is fine..I'm just sorta lost out here....

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      nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

      I agree with you. This place is addictive. The other night I was having so much fun reading hubs and questions that time slipped by without my knowing it. When I finally looked at the clock it was three o'clock in the morning. I really do enjoy it though. So far its been a great experience. I've really enjoyed reading your articles. Keep up the good work.

    • lisaluv9784 profile image

      Lisa 7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thank you for stopping by. I agree,Hubpages does seem to have a great deal of potential. I plan to stick around. And good luck to you also!

    • Dave Cald profile image

      Dave Cald 7 years ago

      Welcome To HubPages Lisa! I know the earnings are slow at the beginning, but trust me they will increase after a few months. I am fairly new here myself, but I have written articles for other sites, and this one really seems to have potential. Good luck with reaching your goal!