Is Hubpage about money or about being a reliable quality article site?

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  1. NoahDriver profile image86
    NoahDriverposted 5 years ago

    So...I'm sort of new to this whole Hubpagesing thing. And I cannot really tell what the vibe of this whole place is. I mean, I can tell quality is being stressed, but all questions seem to be concerned with the money side of things. And yet I read a lot of really passionate, thought-provoking stuff on here. Is it more of a combo? One or the other? Or is this kind of a varying form person to person kind of thing? Thanks for your time!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The owners of HubPages want to make a profit from the site, so obviously what they want are Hubs that have money-making potential.  Which means they would obviously like Hubbers to have the same objective.

      However, in order to make money online these days, you do have to write quality original articles, so the two aims are not mutually exclusive by any means.

  2. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    It is about whatever the hubber wants is to be about. But, honestly, you can put great quality stuff online anywhere.  Content sites are about making income too.

  3. peachpurple profile image79
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    Hubpages is not a scam site. I love writing at HP because i could write anything of my interest such as craft, cooking, oipnions, reviews, personal thoughts and HP pays through the views that you have. If you could get 400 views per day for all the hubs, you may earn $1 per day. Although it pays much lesser than bubblews, at least HP does not hold back your payment. HP will pay promptly on the next month into your paypal account when you reached $50 . That you can be sure of!

  4. Greekgeek profile image90
    Greekgeekposted 5 years ago

    I think most hubbers fall somewhere between these two poles, and exist in the fluid space between them:

    -- I would like to earn money through my writing. What kind of things can I write that will be successful enough, and draw enough readers, to earn something?
    -- I am a writer who is passionate about my art. I take pride in my work, so I would like to earn something for my efforts. Where can I post my writing so that it will earn something?

    The former approach means figuring out how to satisfy readers, and tailoring your output towards what you discover that other web users read, like and need. It's a "serving a web audience" stance.

    The latter approach affirms that you'd be writing no matter what, so how can you earn what your writing is worth? It's a "monetize my art" stance.

    Either way, most hubbers realize that it is hard to earn much through writing -- it was in traditional publishing mediums, and still is -- and they realize that earning a living wage on a writing site is the exception rather than the rule.

    Pride in our work aside, how are any of us going to get traffic or income if we don't create content that is useful or interesting to a web audience? There's too much good stuff out there for them to waste their time reading filler and junk. Hubpages as a whole gets more or less traffic from Google depending on how much good quality content or wordspew it hosts.

    1. NoahDriver profile image86
      NoahDriverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm, that makes a lot of sense. That makes for an interesting community I'm assuming. It does seem like there exists a great deal of pride on the website but with a shrewd level of self/internet-awareness backing that up. Thanks for you all's thoughts!


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