Turning a Wrong Into a Right – Why I joined Hubpages
Today, January 15th 2011, as I publish this Hub very proudly as a celebration, marks exactly 1 year since I published my first article on Hubpages, titled Orange Tree Pruning!
And you know what? Just two weeks later after this first publication I got my first click! Wow, 5 cents in my account!
I could have celebrated on my 100th hub, but I think 1 year is a good milestone worth to celebrate!
I´ve always been self employed and as one grows older, and of course wiser, you learn how not to cry over spilled milk, but to turn the situation around for your positive benefit!
Why I joined Hubpages
About a month previous to this date last year, while surfing the web I came across an interesting article through Hubpages! First time in my life that I ever heard about Hubpages! Curious, I decided to read and scroll through some more articles within Hubpages…till I got to the main join page!
Write, publish and earn money! Hmm…, that sounds interesting! So I decided to join and I do have do have to admit that I didn´t have the faintest clue up to what I was getting myself in to!
Eventually for about a month I didn´t publish a single word or article at HP and almost forgot about it!
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Turning a wrong into a right
Time went on and just two days away from 2010 New Years Eve I did my foot in badly after a nasty and stupid fall!
After a couple of x-rays the doc just told me to keep my foot still and rest! I´m not the type of guy that can stay still for too long just sitting around doing nothing and thimble my thumbs (ants in my pants sort of guy)! I watched movies, read books, more books, surfed the web and surfed some more and got bored, VERY BORED!
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Then I remembered that I had joined Hubpages the previous month, Ding! For about a week I wrote a few 200 to 300 word unfinished and unpublished articles!
I did not publish them at first because I was not satisfied with these articles; they lacked more content and meaning! So I re-arranged them and added some more content!
Now the thing is what to write about? Well I started simply with what I truly know about and pass on that experience, such as;
- Farming – Citrus trees, citrus varieties, irrigation…and the list goes on!
- Scuba diving – One of my favorite subjects. The list is endless with all the Scuba Diving that I have been doing!
- Cars and car maintenance – Again so much to write about!
- Classic cars – I just love this topic, just check out my Jaguar E-Type Hubs and Mini Sport Restoration Hub!
- Health – Health in general, vitamins & minerals, Homeopathy, all still fresh in my mind.
- The Algarve – It´s a small province but there is so much to discover and write!
These are just the basic topics that I write about in which I do have experience and there are dozens of topics more to come!
Hubpages not only gives us a great platform to publish our hubs and make some passive income but the greater thing of all that I have found out is the ease that one can get an instant help from a fellow hubber!
Hubpages is a great community where you can get good information on any topic, publish your articles and yes, make money and even make friends!
Money wise, I got my first check 7 months down the line, my second 4 months after that! The third is very close to the threshold!
A simple word of advice to all new hubbers that are reading this – Never give up!
A Thank You
Again, I do have to admit that this hub that I´m publishing today is a bit of a thank you to all fellow hubbers, followers, fans, friends I´ve made through Hubpages and as well Hubpages staff!
Yours in HealthNelson Soares