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Should Hubpages Pay Us More On These Days?

  1. PoeticPhilosophy profile image78
    PoeticPhilosophyposted 3 years ago

    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?

    1. galleryofgrace profile image81
      galleryofgraceposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Me thinks you be spiking the eggnog!

      1. rebekahELLE profile image87
        rebekahELLEposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I was thinking the same thing.  Hitting the eggnog a couple of days early?

      2. wordscribe43 profile image92
        wordscribe43posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Yep- definitely hitting the eggnog.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Cardisa profile image91
        Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think people have grasped the concept of HP, writing on the internet and what it truly entails. I'm still confused by the OP's question.....lol

    3. KenDeanAgudo profile image67
      KenDeanAgudoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. Phyllis Doyle profile image90
          Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          ah! I came here to say the same thing, Marisa -- "Why should they?" You have said it well and truthfully.

      2. relache profile image86
        relacheposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        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.

      3. Phyllis Doyle profile image90
        Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        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.

    4. Pamela N Red profile image90
      Pamela N Redposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      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.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Sounds reasonable to me...

    1. PoeticPhilosophy profile image78
      PoeticPhilosophyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      +2

  3. Suzanne Day profile image97
    Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago

    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...

    1. allthefacts profile image61
      allthefactsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Some Oz workers used to get a holiday bonus - a leave loading.

      1. Suzanne Day profile image97
        Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, it is standard practice in Oz to get a holiday pay of 4 weeks per year. This is saved up over the year. If you have saved it up you can use it, if you haven't you can't. Is an xmas bonus in the US instead of this?

  4. davidlivermore profile image89
    davidlivermoreposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. Writer Fox profile image79
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      +1

      (I think someone has confused HP with Bubblews.)

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        In addition to what the OP stated, I think we each should also get a box of chocolates.

        1. DrMark1961 profile image93
          DrMark1961posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Wait a minute...who was it who said "Hubpages is like a box of chocolates..." It was in some movie.

        2. PoeticPhilosophy profile image78
          PoeticPhilosophyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          +1

    2. Phyllis Doyle profile image90
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yes !

  5. chasmac profile image97
    chasmacposted 3 years ago

    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.

  6. profile image0
    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image93
      DrMark1961posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      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.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I will give you my address if you'd like to send some. smile

        1. DrMark1961 profile image93
          DrMark1961posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          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.

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Melted chocolate is always welcome.

            1. DrMark1961 profile image93
              DrMark1961posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8597360_f248.jpg

              All the chocolate looks like this right now. It is not even ripe yet.

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                Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                I wouldn't mind that size, but the color seems off.
                I can hear Michael Scott right now.

                1. DrMark1961 profile image93
                  DrMark1961posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Chocolate is bright yellow when it is ripe. Sounds delish, huh? Yellow chocolate,mmm.

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                    Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    A rose by any other name...

                  2. Health Reports profile image92
                    Health Reportsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    How does it get brown?

            2. The Examiner-1 profile image80
              The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Beth37,
              "Melted Chocolate" smile

          2. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            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.

            1. profile image0
              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Frozen, liquor chocolate is always welcome.

              1. wilderness profile image95
                wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                I know.  It's a problem, leaving drool all over the keyboard as I await the UPS truck.

            2. Phyllis Doyle profile image90
              Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              So, break it out when you get it, wilderness, and share, yes?

  7. Mark Ewbie profile image85
    Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I'm sure HPs staff is thrilled with you.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
        Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That must be it.  I suppose it is some sort of quality reward.

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          If I could draw pics, I would make double too. sad

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
            Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Me too...


            http://s4.hubimg.com/u/8597283_f248.jpg

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              That's pretty extensive for stick ppl, Mark Rembrandt.

              1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
                Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                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.

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                  Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Obviously.

                2. nicomp profile image58
                  nicompposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  ... and you rocked it.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    A melancholy day. But also a kind of feel-good day. An odd combination.

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Why both?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future...

        1. profile image0
          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          haha. Yeah... but mostly into the past.
          I hope you had a nice Christmas.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image85
            paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Nothing bad happened, therefore, by definition, all good.

            1. profile image0
              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Alright. Like they say, no news is good news I spose.

            2. Health Reports profile image92
              Health Reportsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              My turkey had gone bad - so we are resetting Christmas for tomorrow - actually the whole week.  Why not enjoy a full holiday.

        2. The Examiner-1 profile image80
          The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I saw that movie!

  9. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 3 years ago

    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.

  10. ziyena profile image79
    ziyenaposted 3 years ago

    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

  11. dwelburn profile image96
    dwelburnposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image90
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      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.

  12. profile image0
    CultureCurmudgeonposted 3 years ago

    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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