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  1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
    Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years ago

    Hello!  I found out about HubPages through a Pintrest post, and although I was a bit nervous because I'd never done anything quite like this before, I dove right in and I'm not regretting a second of it!  I just wanted to try to get to know more people in this awesome community and see if anyone has any advice for the newbie.  smile  I have 6 featured Hubs so far and 1 pending, so I've been posting fairly consistently, and I'm getting some, though not a huge amount of, traffic.  I haven't applied for AdSense yet since I don't have at least 10 featured Hubs, but I plan to in the near future.  I've enjoyed the interactions I've had with some of the awesome people on this site, and I hope to meet more! 

    Just wanted to introduce myself and let people know how much I am loving HubPages!  This is truly an awesome community of great writers, and I am so excited about it!

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image73
      Matthew Meyerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome and happy Hubbing!

      1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
        Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you very much! smile

    2. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages, Elizabeth. Your enthusiasm is very refreshing. I wish you all the best.

      1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
        Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks so much! smile

    3. Cyndi10 profile image86
      Cyndi10posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Elizabeth, You have found a great place to write, get fascinating information and meet a uniquely talented group of people who are passionate about writing. So many of the hubbers have given some really useful information about how to take advantage of writing on Hubpages. I learn something new all the time. My suggestion: just write. Fine tune as you go along. If you love to write, this is the place. Take care.

  2. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Welcome, Elizabeth Bowers! You will love it here as I did (and still do) when I dove in with no understanding of online writing or what to expect. The people are very nice and helpful.
    I love your profile, very engaging. I'm sure you'll do very well here based on what I read. My pleasure to meet you. Enjoy and have fun. smile

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much for the kind welcome, and it is a pleasure to meet you as well!  I am looking forward to perusing your Hubs in the near future!  Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to respond to me!  It means a lot! smile

  3. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    Welcome!
      This is a great site with lots of friendly and helpful people. 
    It's also fun to write here, as you can choose your own topics with very few restrictions.

      Nice to meet you!

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Nice to meet you!  Thank you for the warm welcome!  This seems like an awesome community!

  4. JulieMProvost profile image60
    JulieMProvostposted 4 years ago

    Welcome smile I am new too and just have 7 hubs so far. This is a great place. It seems like there is so much potential.

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, and welcome to you as well!  I agree, so much potential.  I'm excited! smile

  5. marieloves profile image76
    marielovesposted 4 years ago

    Welcome Elizabeth!
    I have been doing writing hubs for a few days now and really enjoying myself as well!
    Based on your experience, you'll do awesome here!

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much!  I can't wait to read some of your Hubs, and it's awesome that you're enjoying yourself as well!

  6. The Examiner-1 profile image69
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    Hello Elizabeth and welcome to HubPages. As DzyMsLizzy said, there are "lots of friendly and helpful people" here and "it's also fun to write here". Whenever you get stuck, or stumped, simply ask a question and someone will answer it for you.

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much!  You're just confirming my suspicions that this place has a lot of great people who are supportive of each other.  I find this to be a breath of fresh air in today's world!

  7. Kathleen Odenthal profile image93
    Kathleen Odenthalposted 4 years ago

    Welcome Elizabeth! You have found a wonderful community of writers varying from hobbyists to professionals. All are supportive, welcoming and encouraging! I look forward to seeing what you post!

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much!  Everyone has been great so far.  Thank you for your warm welcome!

  8. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
    Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years ago

    Thanks to all of you for your warm welcomes and advice!  I am very excited about what HubPages has in store for me... and vice versa!  I will definitely be checking out all your Hubs in the near future!

  9. ShinyM profile image74
    ShinyMposted 4 years ago

    I didn't realize you needed 10 featured hubs to apply for adsense. I better get at it then. I only have three so far, but have not been posting consistently.

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You don't have to, but it is advised because you will have a better chance to be accepted.  I was going to apply earlier, but a little note popped up, telling me that it's recommended but not required that you have at least 10 to better your chances.  I'm sorry if I confused you!

  10. profile image0
    Ben Blackwellposted 4 years ago

    I'm glad you like it here.  It is fun to write, but can be a very big challenge to gain a lot of views and make money.

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!  Honestly, right now I'm just happy writing for the few people who are enjoying it, and mostly for myself.  And if I make a few dollars along the way, well, I'm not going to argue, but I'm really just doing this because of my passion for writing and the topics I'm writing about.  smile

  11. Madison Resare profile image78
    Madison Resareposted 4 years ago

    Hi Elizabeth!
    It is nice to meet someone who is in the same boat, I'm a brand new member also. I just finished my second hub (pending) and I am having a blast getting to write and getting to know new people. I can't wait to read more of your hubs smile

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much, and welcome yourself!  It certainly is nice to meet another new Hubber! I'll look forward to reading your Hubs, and it's great to meet you! smile  Good luck!

  12. MercCipher profile image62
    MercCipherposted 4 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages Elizabeth. This is very helpful community and a great place to write. There are a lot of other hubbers who are here to help anytime you need. Good luck here on HubPages.

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much!  The well wishes are much appreciated!

  13. Prodio profile image60
    Prodioposted 4 years ago

    Welcome smile

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!

  14. daborn7 profile image78
    daborn7posted 4 years ago

    Welcome to Hubpages Elizabeth! Glad you have joined us. Keep doing what you are doing and don't ever get discouraged, you will do just fine. Heres to your success!

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much!

  15. newjerusalem profile image72
    newjerusalemposted 4 years ago

    Welcome...This is a very good platform for writers...all the Best

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!  I think you're totally right and I'm really enjoying it!

  16. goodnews11 profile image88
    goodnews11posted 4 years ago

    Hi, Elizabeth Bowers..
    Welcome to hubpages. Do you have an active adsense account?.. If you don't, create a few interesting hubs and get your adsense approval as soon as possible and start earning. Looking forward for great hubs from you. Following you .. All the best smile

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi!  Thank you!  I don't yet; I'm waiting until I have at least 10 Hubs to apply for the account.  Thank you so much!

  17. Marie Flint profile image88
    Marie Flintposted 4 years ago

    Welcome, Elizabeth!

    Advice? I'm probably not the best to give it, since I'm still in-waiting for a payout after writing two years here; however, I'll give some anyway.

    1. Be sure to read the Tutorial in the Learning Center, even if just briefly.
    2. Take advantage of the available capsules when constructing your hubs.
    3. Long  hubs (1,000+ words) tend to get better Google standings and draw more traffic than short ones.
    4. While it's fine to right on a variety of topics, you'll achieve payout quicker if you can hone on one topic or genre.
    5. Read other hubs and comment on them for inspiration. Doing so will help your hubber score, which, in turn, will boost your desire to keep writing.
    6. Don't get bogged down with hub scores (the number assigned to an individual hub). These do change, depending on traffic.
    7. (This one should probably have been placed first.) Take the time to reread your hub for grammar, spelling, and punctuation before publishing. (If you're not sure about something, I'll be glad to help--you can send me the question and example through my Fan Mail.)

    Hands-on and time are ingredients to success. Whatever you do, don't give up!

    Wishing you "victory" here at Hub Pages, I say, "Blessings!"

    1. Marie Flint profile image88
      Marie Flintposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      edit: write (not right--silly me!)

      1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
        Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you so much for all the advice and for the warm welcome!  The time and attention you took to help me is greatly appreciated!  Thank you!

  18. Artois52 profile image89
    Artois52posted 4 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages. Hope you have fun and good luck with your writing.

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much! smile  I'm having a blast so far!

  19. dwelburn profile image95
    dwelburnposted 4 years ago

    Welcome Elizabeth; glad you are enjoying it here. smile

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!  So am I smile

  20. MJennifer profile image95
    MJenniferposted 4 years ago

    Welcome to HP, Elizabeth!  I still consider myself new here myself, 18 months later -- but I've thoroughly enjoyed the time here thanks to the amazing hubbers and hub-staff, the ability to write on any subject I choose (and incorporate my own photos), and the easy format for publishing, sharing, and promoting hubs.  Having primarily freelanced for print media / print books, I was hesitant to enter the world of writing online content -- but having done so, I've found it surprisingly rewarding (and addictive).  The interaction with the audience and with other writers is fulfilling and the immediacy of publishing exciting. It's wonderful having total editorial control as well -- what a pleasure that freedom is, after having had pieces butchered by editors in the past.

    This is a terrific site and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!  Hubbers are an encouraging and inspiring bunch. Keep those hubs coming -- I'll look forward to reading them. 

    Best -- MJ

    1. Elizabeth Bowers profile image87
      Elizabeth Bowersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much for your insightful and thoughtful post!  I wasn't sure what to expect when I started writing here, but you're right - it's been nothing but rewarding!  Thank you so much for the welcome!

 
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