Since holidays are coming up, I'm thinking hubpages should pay us overtime, without a doubt. I know at a regular job, for being there on a holiday, I would get paid "double-time and a half". I'm thinking because I'm an excellent addition to hubpages, they should do this same platform on Christmas. When I log on.. pay me double and a half more for the day. What do you guys think?
Why should you get paid for logging on?
Our contract with HubPages is that we get paid on success - like a salesman who works for commission.
It's your choice whether or not you work during the holidays. You're not an employee who's obligated to work at this time.
For me hubpages should put and create more earning programs. I would love if they will put some points when we comment and create forums and questions here just like other sites that gives points/perks.
Why should they? You and HubPages share in actual income generated by ads on this site. That's much fairer and more transparent than HubPages collecting the income and then doling it out artificially for various kinds of activity.
That's how part of your Author HubScore gets calculated, which transfers subtly into more visibility and possibly more respect from readers and peers. Of course, you'd know this already if you read the FAQ or Learning Center.
Ken, this is not Bubblews.
HubPages is based on quality training, quality writing, and commitment to be a top notch writing site. HubPages goes above and beyond most other writing sites with not only the pay scale, but their appreciation of the writers here. I know this to be fact, because I have written for several other sites. They have affiliate programs, Google AdSense, Google Analytics, an apprentice program which is very motivating and helpful, they continue to add to the FAQ and continue to improve the site to ensure that quality is attained, they do not have tech problems and shut downs as often as other sites, they have experienced and learned leaders and a great crew that works hard to keep things running smoothly.
This is not a 'fly by night' company, but a solid writing site where writers learn and grow. The more we write quality and follow the rules, the more we get paid. We (writers) are the ones who keep the site going strong, HubPages keeps the site working and HubPages gives us the opportunity to become ever better and they include us in the profits. We all work together to succeed.
It is so irritating to have people come in from other sites and expect HP to be the same and before even taking the time to read TOS, check the Learning Center, the FAQ and the rules to start posting and complaining in the forums about what HP should do. HP is not like other sites and is certainly NOT like Bubblews. I enjoy writing for Bubblews, but I thoroughly dislike seeing people over there getting paid for posts about complaints, how much money one is making, how many likes they got, what movie they watched, nonsense things, facebook type notes on why they are mad at their spouse/kids, etc., how sick they are, who they hate, how many connections they made, etc.
If one wants to be paid more here at HP, then they should be prepared to work hard for it and produce quality. HP is more than willing to help us succeed, so it is only fair that we give back to them with quality.
I agree with Marisa and Cardisa, I don't think you understand how things work here. It's based on views of your work and ads people click on.
HubPages isn't your employer they are a website that enables you to post your work. You are paid based on your talent and efforts, not whether or not you show up.
Maybe it could be a "Christmas bonus"? Come to think of it, I've never been paid a Christmas bonus in my life, though I've had lots and lots of jobs. Stingy employers in general here in Australia...
Some Oz workers used to get a holiday bonus - a leave loading.
HP should pay us for responding to these posts! Oh no, wait, they should pay us just for logging in. Since we have to enter our password every two days, we should get paid each time we have to!
Really, what are you thinking? HP will only pay you if you do something worth doing. If you choose to write on a holiday, that's on you, not them.
(I think someone has confused HP with Bubblews.)
In addition to what the OP stated, I think we each should also get a box of chocolates.
They DO pay us double during this holiday period as a bonus. This extra money is supplied by the advertisers, who are more than happy to pay double rates during this season of goodwill. Advertisers deserve a bonus too, of course, so half our earnings on those days are deducted and paid to them as a bonus and a "thank you" from us to them.
It all works out so perfectly that we never even notice it's happening.
I can honestly say, due to my extensive knowledge of the zero times table, I am indeed making double during the holidays as I do during the non holiday months.
I was thinking the same thing when I read the OP´s contribution, but did not want to interfere with his eggnog induced haze.
PDS´suggestion of a box of chocolates, however, would be really nice.
I will give you my address if you'd like to send some.
Gee, you know I really would but with shipping the way it is they would probably not reach up there until next July or so.
I am still waiting for some books I bought from Ebay for Christmas 2012.
All the chocolate looks like this right now. It is not even ripe yet.
I wouldn't mind that size, but the color seems off.
I can hear Michael Scott right now.
Chocolate is bright yellow when it is ripe. Sounds delish, huh? Yellow chocolate,mmm.
The fruit pod is green, and then yellow when ripe, but the beans inside the pod are brownish with kind of a slimy sweet white covering. After they are dried and fermented the companies buy them and grind them up so they are nice and consistently brown .
You never know - I ordered liquor filled chocolates from Amazon last Friday; they are on the truck to be delivered today! And judging by the weather report, they will NOT be melted. Frozen, maybe, but not melted.
So, break it out when you get it, wilderness, and share, yes?
Oh I assumed it was the same for everyone. I get paid double on HP ads over the holiday periods as a thank you from the HubPages staff.
Perhaps it is just me then.
That must be it. I suppose it is some sort of quality reward.
That's pretty extensive for stick ppl, Mark Rembrandt.
It was a request from nicomp trying to catch me out. He demanded a man on an iPhone, playing polo and eating a burger while being fitted for a tuxedo.
A melancholy day. But also a kind of feel-good day. An odd combination.
Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future...
haha. Yeah... but mostly into the past.
I hope you had a nice Christmas.
Nothing bad happened, therefore, by definition, all good.
I'll just answer your very last question....except that I can't reply for "us guys,"....but just myself. I think that If we ALL got paid, what we firmly believe OUR time, energy and talents are worth.....ALL the time, for EVERYTHING we did.......face it...we'd ALL be enormously wealthy, wouldn't be hanging out on HP, exchanging Q's&A's.....or being concerned with a damned thing, except which island to buy next.
So....back to my original statement......I'm just guessing, but maybe our sense of "worth" is just a tad off?
Mark....would you do me the honors of making a scenario of stick men...to go with my comment? I would be most grateful.
"Merry Christmas" to all.
I don't think most of us will ever have the luxury of buying an island, but I think we are all definitely worth more than the pennies made on HP
Yes I agree with you Phyllis. That was well said. I got disillusioned with HP several months ago when my traffic dropped right down. But then it started going back up even though I had done nothing. So I started getting active again, updating my hubs, and it has gone up still further and December has been a record month for me. The point is that the residual earnings on HP is much better than BW where you have to be very active if you want to earn a decent amount. You do get some residual but nothing compared to HP. So whereas HP may seem to pay out much slower initially (and it does), the long term potential for your hubs is much greater.
My conclusion is that from a purely practical point of view it is better to put most of your time into HP and produce some really good quality informative hubs, and if you have a spare few minutes put up a quick post on BW. But don't spend much time on you BW's articles (I made the mistake of doing this when I first started writing on there) because it's just not worth it.
Thank you, dwelburn. December has been good for me, a few mishaps and slower traffic -- but, all in all, I am ending this year in a good way. With the slower traffic, I have been able to get into editing / revising all my hubs and that really helps improve things for me.
I hardly go to Bubblews anymore. It takes far too much time, as you say. HP is more worthwhile.
Why should something we choose to do on our own time, voluntarily, when we want, pay us time and a half for choosing to post during the holiday season (even though we don't have to post)? I mean, this is a passive-paying job, so should I get paid time and a half for clicks that happen over holidays even though I'm sitting on my ass eating turkey?
Nah, probably not. That's ridiculous. That's like a singer demanding holiday pay because they chose to book a show on Christmas Eve. Sorry, buddy, it was your choice to do that. No one told you that you had to.
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