Ive been looking for 20 min. thru the help cnter and in "my account" on how one might close their account. Also, is it possible to close an account temporarily and reopen it? If you close it, will you lose the money you've made so far and then have to start over again? Obviously there's no new earnings if your account is closed.
You can delete your Hubs or unpublish them and keep your account open to receive your next payout.
If you wanted to close your account though... and I guess just delay payout until a later date, would that be possible? To close it temporarily and maybe open it later?
You can't temporarily close an account, but you can unpublish your Hubs. I don't know if you are still paid on a closed account because I've never closed an account before.
That was exactly what I was looking for, thank you so much for finding that for me.
@ Writer Fox.
I have an unanswered question in Q&A about Google Index. You seem a person with a lot of knowledge on these matters. Would you help me and take a look at my question. The question is related to indexing of single hubs. I posted the Q 2 days ago and till now no one has an answer. Thanks for any help. Ghaelach
You don't need to close your account to take a break. Just set your comments to the "vacation" setting and turn off your notifications.
Remember, the whole idea of HubPages is passive income. Your Hubs earn all by themselves, and they won't stop doing that just because you're not around. The forums, and reading and commenting on other people's Hubs, are social activities that have no bearing on the success or failure of your Hubs. You may come back to a nicely increased account balance!
I dont participate in the forums as much as you do,but I do read and enjoy your comments. Like Robin said, you will be missed. Just follow Marissa´s advice and make it a vacation!
Come back when you feel in the mood for us again.
Hi Beth - You light up the forum, and we will miss you. If you need a break, take it and come back. It can be a Christmas break or longer. Have fun and take care. We love you. Blessings. Audrey
Beth: Due to health issues I have had to cut way back on all of my writing, and I have found it to be a big relief, actually. No more stress, no more worry. I throw an article on once in awhile, remove one that may not be doing well, etc. In the meantime, I'm still earning a little bit. I've recently done this with my blog as well as Bubblews as it was getting overwhelming. When I vacation, I do not write at all...and still I earn a bit. So you can work it any way you like. Good luck with this.
Just walk away for a while Beth. Come back when you feel ready.
Hey - I think we all need breaks now and then. When HP becomes more of a social media outlet, it can drain your time and stifle your creative juices. Why not do as Mark suggests and walk away for a bit? Put a stop to all email alerts, to avoid temptation, and just enjoy the passive income.
And know that we're all waiting for you, when you decide you're ready to jump back in the pool!
Good advice from Mark & Marcy - take a break and come back if you want to later.
I think we may share an anniversary this month - just fancy, one year on HubPages (Paper Anniversary) and the paper money we both though would be coming did not arrive. Darn!!
Go do something you really love Beth or just walk - get out a little more than you have been doing of late. Enjoy some sunshine somewhere - far from the madding crowd.
Said it before - I care Beth.
Hi Beth. I recommend what your fellow Hubbers have suggested. We all need a break sometimes; there isn't any real downside to leaving the site for awhile and coming back when you are rejuvinated. You can turn off your notifications here. We will be here with open arms when you return! Your fun-loving attitude will be missed in the meantime. Have a great holiday.
Well, then...can Hubpages close your account if you don't write any new hubs for a while?
There have been several times in the last seven years where I was either so busy traveling, or just didn't feel like writing, and just took a break. It's rather nice actually.
No need to unpublish stuff, unless you actually want your hubs to have to start over from scratch with the search engines.
Thanks Relache, and to everyone here.
You are all always full of the best info. I didn't even know there was a "vacation setting" for notifications. Ive kept my email open so I still get notifications. I didn't mean to make such an official announcement. I was just wondering what the options were. (I'd just really had it that day.)
Anyway, I am still taking a little break, didn't mean it to be quite so dramatic. lol
I'll be around soon enough to get on your last nerve, I'm sure.
Love to you all.
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