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Why Join HubPages? Work From Home!

Updated on November 6, 2010

HubPages Can Help You Stay Home

There are many reasons to Join HubPages, and being able to work from home is just one of them.

There are many benefits, and many challenges, that come with working from home. It can bring a sense of freedom and exhilaration into your life. It can also be lonely and terrifying.

I have worked from home as a self-employed computer expert since about 1998, so I have lots of "at home" experience, on and off HubPages. I speak from personal experience about the joys and challenges of working at home (for HubPages, or in any other business).

HubPages "Gives" You Time Off When You Need It

One of the greatest things about working from home, and about working on HubPages specifically, is "Flex Time". Since you are the boss, it is relatively easy to say "I ain't workin' today!".

If you have kids, you can go see them perform at a class play in the middle of the day, no problem.

If your child is not feeling well, you can take the day off to look after them, no problem.

If the weather turns from bad to beautiful, and you are looking out the window at the first really great sunny day you have seen in weeks (or months), you can step outside and stand in the hand of God, no problem.

If anything, good or bad, comes up that you need or want to put some time into, no problem. Your time is yours to control.

You Are In Control Of Your Time - Don't Mess It Up

Great! You are your own boss when you Join HubPages ... but as Spiderman learned early in the game, "With great power comes great responsibility ...". You can take the time that you need, when you need it, to keep your life in balance, but "balance" is the key. You have to put time into your work as well, and the more time you put in, the greater you rewards will be.

The thing to remember is that while HubPages can provide a supplementary or full time income (many Hubbers make hundreds of dollars a month off their hubs, while others make thousands) it is only going to happen if you put the work into it ... and there is little or no return at that oh-so critical time ... the beginning.

Confession Of A Lazy Home Hubber

OK, I admit it. I Joined HubPages because my research told me that it was the best Web 2.0 community (and it is a community) to put my time into. I KNEW that the start-up would be hard, and that I would have little or nothing to show for those first weeks or months. I created somewhat more than 20 hubs after signing up, saw nothing much happening in the way of traffic or returns, and aside from tossing a few more token hubs up over the next year, did nothing. HubPages, for the most part, fell "off my radar".

Then a funny thing (Ha! Ha!, the joke was on me) happened. Those hubs had been growing in traffic and performance behind my back. The few pennies or dollar or so that I rarely if ever saw in earnings started to come on faster and stronger, until I could not ignore the trend. My little abandoned hubs were really starting to make money! The research that had told me, way back then, that there would be a slow and steady increase in performance held true. And so did the "money per hub per year" calculations. To my horror (and to my delight) I realized that if I had been putting up a hub a day or so I would be "rolling" in cash. Horror, because I had, of course, not done that. Delight, of course, because HubPages had PROVEN it was for real in the only way that counts ... ok, not the only way, but in a big, big way ... right there on the bottom line.

Ready ... Set ... Join HubPages!

You should Join HubPages now.

I'm going to give it to you straight. I love to play with numbers, and the numbers keep coming up about the same, last year, this year, every time I look at them.

If you are an "average" successful Hubber, you can expect to make about $10.00 per hub per year. Write 100 quality hubs, make about $1,000.00.

You can expect to be making between $20.00 and $30.00 per hour for actual time spent writing hubs once your performance starts riding above that sweet spot on the income/performance graph (8 to 12 months after you start).

You won't make anything approaching that the first handful of months. That is normal. That is the hard part. That is the boot camp time that separates the soldiers from the so-longs.

Want to work from home? Join HubPages Right Now and do it!

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