Why Did You Join Hub Pages

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  1. Ultimate Hubber profile image65
    Ultimate Hubberposted 14 years ago

    Why did you join Hub Pages?

    To make money.

    Just to author articles.

    Make friends.

    You liked the site.

    Or any other reason for joining it?

    1. JonTutor profile image59
      JonTutorposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I love this place... so many interesting topics to discuss.

    2. anjalichugh profile image69
      anjalichughposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Primarily for writing on subjects I love to and in the process if it earns me a few cents...why not. smile

    3. TrinaLynne profile image70
      TrinaLynneposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I joined hubpages as a way to have my voice heard in another avenue of writing. I use it as a stepping stone for other works. It is helping to write topic oriented subjects. I use it to help perfect my craft as well.

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      L. Andrew Marrposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I joined it for my portfolio - to get the opinions of strangers on my work.

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Well ,you got some pretty good stuff, like the Lamentations of the Afro Kid  big_smile

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          L. Andrew Marrposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Haha, cheers, what I like is if you type 'the Lamentations of the Afro Kid' into google then it comes up with me first =]

      2. blondepoet profile image66
        blondepoetposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I got to say Andrew you sure look older than 17. Are you sure?

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          L. Andrew Marrposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Ahh, Blondey, I haven't seen you on here in an age!
          I have kind of missed your quirky comments.
          Yes, I am 17. It is true.
          Just going into the Upper 6th Form this year.

          1. blondepoet profile image66
            blondepoetposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            Dang Andrew I think it is incredible, it is a good thing though to look older when you are 17, it can get you into nightclubs. The main thing is though when you are 30 you want to look 17 ROFL.

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              L. Andrew Marrposted 14 years agoin reply to this

              Aye, true, but I'm not really the clubbing person...much better for getting served in pubs. Also, apparently you have to be 18 to be an author on hubpages.

              My argument is I write everything in 'word' and copy it across (y)

              1. blondepoet profile image66
                blondepoetposted 14 years agoin reply to this

                Well you are very mature for your age may I say and very handsome, I bet you have to fight off the ladies with a rolled up newspaper every day. Plus your stories are great.

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                  L. Andrew Marrposted 14 years agoin reply to this

                  Haha, cheers Blondey, I do try =]
                  Unfortunately it is not that simple. Women in the UK do not appreciate the creative mind but more the good body. I am, rather unfortunately, fat.
                  Well, that is Blondey, unless you fancy showing your face around the UK anytime soon. =P


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      mtsi1098posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      to write and make friends, anything else is a benefit...

    6. Drew Breezzy profile image62
      Drew Breezzyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I wanted to know what people thought of my poems

  2. frankiectlus profile image60
    frankiectlusposted 14 years ago

    At first, I logged in because I heard you could make money off of it.  Now, I am seeing hubpages as a way to find out good information from others and to share my views with people in hopes to help others out.

  3. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 14 years ago

    I was looking for a place to show my ability and I hoped to get some people to visit my site and take a look at my books.

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    fierycjposted 14 years ago

    I'm basically killing time writing, till I make my big film directorial debut in the near future. That's it, really.

    1. JonTutor profile image59
      JonTutorposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        What kinda movies you wanna make?.. Who's your favorite Director?....I love Spielberg.

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        fierycjposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Spielberg is super. But my all time greatests are Martin Scorcese and Francis Ford Copolla. In horror, its Sam Raimi. I'll be making horror, fantasical, mythological, epics, supernatural, paranormal, adventure, action flicks. Zero drama, romantic comedies. I hate that stuff.

        1. JonTutor profile image59
          JonTutorposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          I will look out for you dude... When is your debut?... In that genre....have you seen sixth sense by Shyamalan... that guy is something.

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            fierycjposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            Shyamalan's one of my favorites.

    2. blondepoet profile image66
      blondepoetposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yea Fiery I can't wait til star in your movie. It will be the bomb.

  5. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 14 years ago

    Some family told me I could write ,and I believed them  lol

    then I decided yea ,make some money until publishers break my door down to sign me up..hehe

    I think its for the above reasons ,and its also a great time-waster
    ( I hate it , but I work better under pressure)

  6. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 14 years ago

    To write

    To read

    To learn

    To have some fun

  7. spiderpam profile image74
    spiderpamposted 14 years ago

    At first to vent, but now I relize it's a great place to spread the gospel. smile

    1. JonTutor profile image59
      JonTutorposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Oh NOOOOOOO... please no more gospel.... if you start I'm gonna run from this place.

  8. lindagoffigan profile image58
    lindagoffiganposted 14 years ago

    I was writing in my journal and was amazed when I read over what I had written.  Though I still write in my journals I decided to join the blogosphere and share my writing with others.

  9. Dame Scribe profile image58
    Dame Scribeposted 14 years ago

    I am hoping my writing attracts a husband lol roflol...jk tongue couldnt resist ...lol just enjoy writing about  topics that will help others big_smile and if it makes a few cents, ok, I won't argue, lol

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    isis_dreams2002posted 14 years ago

    to Make friends and to upload my writing and get feed back on it to see how I am going as a writer and to enjoy others writings and to have fun doing all the above

  11. Marisa Wright profile image88
    Marisa Wrightposted 14 years ago

    I came to HubPages from Helium.com, hoping it was a better way to earn money from my writing. I was thinking of building an alternative income writing online.

    I've learned several things since then.

    One, HubPages is miles ahead of Helium.com in terms of earnings per article, and if wrote a decent number of articles, I could make a decent income.

    Two, HubPages is the ideal place to make the transition from pay-to-write sites (where you just write) to your own successful blog or website, (where you have to understand layout, affiliate systems, SEO, etc).  The ability to tweak your Hubs at will means you can learn by experiment, plus there are so many knowledgeable Hubbers to learn from. The difference in earnings between the sites I started before HubPages, and the sites I have now, is dramatic.

    Three, I've learned that I can't make a living online - not because it's too hard, but because it's too lonely.  I'm not really happy unless I have the stimulus of other people around me. That's why my online endeavours are just hobbies now, and I'm back earning in the real world.

    1. mommyfreelancer profile image75
      mommyfreelancerposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Truth is, I read about Marisa Wright and her successes in HubPages, and at that time, I was trying to transition from pay-to-write to just plain write (and earn in the process) and HubPages sounded like a fab place to be in.

      I joined and though the earnings have not yet come, I have not been disappointed in the fabulousness of this place. Many very helpful hubbers who really write well. smile

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    logic,commonsenseposted 14 years ago

    I joined to meet interesting people and boy have I hit the Jackpot!

  13. Zeta Sfico profile image60
    Zeta Sficoposted 14 years ago

    good community and high quality articles.

  14. 1twistedbaby profile image60
    1twistedbabyposted 14 years ago

    I joined because I love to write and when people enjoy what I write, it makes all the work worth it.  I have not published a hub as of yet, but I am still looking for a topic and reading the guide with what free time I have.

  15. dwilliamson profile image60
    dwilliamsonposted 14 years ago

    One day I was searching the internet on how to make money online and came across a link to hubpages, so money was my main reason for joining. However, since joining, I have met a couple of people that I consider my best buds in the whole wide world. I am very pleased with hubpages. I have even recommended hubpages to my daughter and she is now hubbing as well. I am so glad I joined hubpages.

  16. cashmere profile image78
    cashmereposted 14 years ago

    I actually got the link from a prospective employer who wanted me to do a freelance project for him. The trouble was I had no hubpage profile and lost out on the job. So I decided to build it up as an online portfolio. Then i began having so much fun that it made losing the project seem worthwhile.

  17. Janet21 profile image80
    Janet21posted 14 years ago

    I came here to make money, but stayed here because this place is super cool....and I am making money. smile

  18. RedElf profile image89
    RedElfposted 14 years ago

    I was encouraged to start by another hubber and good friend. I was at a pretty low point and this sounded like an interesting place to start doing something for myself.

    Boy, was I surprised to read abut the money-making side of things, and all that goes along with that. I'm getting a great education, making some money, and actually having great fun writing and meeting people while I'm learning.

  19. Ultimate Hubber profile image65
    Ultimate Hubberposted 14 years ago

    Here is why I joined Hub Pages....

    I was searching stuff for my new blog. I wanted content from authority sites. While searching I came across Hub Pages every now and then. Then I thought of checking the site's authenticity before including its content on my blog, and there it was... I visited its home page and that was the moment. I was so stuck with this site, reading article after article and I wasn't left with an option other than joining it. So joined it. big_smile

  20. stephanie mclain profile image61
    stephanie mclainposted 14 years ago

    Where to start?

    I ran across HubPages awhile back while doing a search on Google. I sat here on this website for hours reading lots of great hubs.

    I hadn't really written anything other than a grocery list for over 10 years and decided I needed (and wanted) some practice. The idea of making a bit of cash while doing so was a big winner too.

    I'm so glad I've joined. I've learned a lot and met some great people here.

  21. my-success-guru profile image56
    my-success-guruposted 14 years ago

    Because I love creating and sharing- I would do it for free!!!

  22. Ultimate Hubber profile image65
    Ultimate Hubberposted 14 years ago

    Thought I better write a hub about Why I joined the Hub Pages .... So here it is...


  23. meetbrandon profile image71
    meetbrandonposted 14 years ago

    I joined HubPages because I thought it was a novel way to compliment my Bible study by writing about what I was studying, so I could keep track of all that I've studied and thought during the course of such activity.

    Eventually, when I amass a good regular payment from my articles, I plan on using the money from HubPages to bless others and give to charity.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image65
      Ultimate Hubberposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      This is really really nice. Best of luck for your plans. Hope your hubs rock and get high traffic.

  24. Davinagirl3 profile image59
    Davinagirl3posted 14 years ago

    Mostly just to write some of the thoughts that bounce around in my head.  I use to be a much better writer because I wrote all the time.  I wanted to start back.  It is like therapy for me.

  25. Dale Mazurek profile image62
    Dale Mazurekposted 14 years ago

    Well, there is no sense lying.  I guess I am not lying because I have never kept it a secret that I am slowly using HubPages for my marketing.

    However in the last few weeks those that have met me know I am not your typical marketer.  I have not spammed a single person.  I try and write quality stuff with very limited links.

    I guess I am hoping that the hubs will reach the outside world and help with my marketing that way.

    I know I have gotten off track a few times but why not have some fun while trying to make a living.

  26. frogspawn profile image60
    frogspawnposted 14 years ago

    I was frogmarched smile

    Cool place though.

  27. Cam Anju profile image68
    Cam Anjuposted 14 years ago

    I originally joined hubpages as the next article marketing place on my mom's list, we've never been able to make money online before so I thought hey what the heck right?!

    After I started writing and getting into the community of HP it became more then that, I enjoy writing here and I like to write things that can help people learn. I also love the fact I can learn so much on here from other hubbers! I'm so grateful to be on here. smile

    ....ehh.. the pennies are pretty awesome too! I just made my first amazon sale the other day. big_smile

  28. Carly Mitchell profile image59
    Carly Mitchellposted 14 years ago

    I have been writing a personal homegrown blog for the last 6 months but last night I started looking to take my writing to the next step and I found HubPages, which looks perfect for what I am after.

    Somewhere to express my many thoughts and enjoy some creative writing and give opinions is right up my street and hopefully a nice little sideline income generator.  The friendly community seem great too, so very glad I joined.

  29. emievil profile image67
    emievilposted 14 years ago

    I don't remember how I discovered Hubpages but once I saw this site, I was hooked. I joined Hub Pages because I simply wanted to see if I can write (anything and everything) stuff that other people will read. I also thought that this will be a great place for me to see other people's hubs and pick up various information and lessons from them. After more than one month here, all I can say is Hubpages did not meet my expectations...Hubpages EXCEEDED them!

    As to the earnings here, it was only after I joined Hubpages that I learned one can even earn some income here. What a bonus smile.

  30. NaomiR profile image75
    NaomiRposted 14 years ago

    I'm still very new to HubPages, but I'm having a great time writing about topics that interest me. I'm also enjoying looking at everyone else's pages. And if I make some money from it, that's a nice bonus!

  31. profile image0
    Louidam1posted 14 years ago

    I joined Hubpages to bring more traffic to my website and also to make extra money on here.

  32. manlypoetryman profile image77
    manlypoetrymanposted 14 years ago

    When I first stumbled on Hub pages...it was an accident...following someone's political link. I had one book that I've been working on...and one Manly Poetry Book complete that I was looking to publish...or just get the word out about. After trying my hand here on a few hubs....I loved it...love the presentation of each one...and love the Hub Community.

    Now...I can't wait to match up a good photo or two with my hub. On other Poem forums...all my work just blended in to a long list of titles in black and blue...and mixtures of everyone's work. So...I really appreciate having your own profile section...and account. The paid for clicks part...and the forum part are an added bonus. I like posting on forums and have for years. However...in this more international setting...I'm more reminded of how we all need to get along more than...just blabbing out my opinion...so I have'nt hit the Religion and Political forums like I have done in the past. I would rather build a fan base...and have others know who I am through my work...same for who ever I meet on Hub pages or become a fan of. I've been on enough of these type forums in both of those (above) categories to realize no one really wins on either side of those forums in the heated debates. We each come into them with our beliefs...and then leave...with nothing gained except maybe some more anger.

    As for the whole money making thing...I really haven't experienced that...but I want to learn and try other ways to get my work out. I haven't spent alot of time figuring out links...back links...best URL's...keywords and all the main stuff that goes into making money on-line. Mainly...I just write...and since I mainly write Manly poems...and Fiction...as my main forte'...I have read where these aren't the biggest click $ makers on here...or anywhere. Hopefully...I can help change that ...and /or expand my universe for my style of writing! See ya' around the Hub World! big_smile

  33. profile image0
    dennisemattposted 14 years ago

    I was desperate. I needed to get a job. I went to google and typed, blogging for money. the first thing that showed up was hubpages. I thought you HAD to join to see what it was all about. So, I joined. I had no idea what it was, or what I was doing, or anything. I signed up for adsense, cuz the site told me to. I have not made even 2 dollars yet, I dont care. I have learned alot, "met" some cool people, found out I am not the only crazy mom in the world. Made a fool of myself, and laughed more in these past few weeks then I have in a long long long time.

  34. Bard of Ely profile image81
    Bard of Elyposted 14 years ago

    To make money but then I found out how hard that was to begin with but I decided to stick around for many other reasons!

  35. profile image48
    badcompany99posted 14 years ago

    I just wanted to be a female pirate ya know and make a few dollars as well. Ok I can do that in work, make money ya know but they only let the girlies wear dresses, life is such a bitch !

  36. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 14 years ago

    I heard this was a good place to enjoy thoughtful discussions of controversial topics like religion and politics. Before joining, I did not realize that Obama was a socialist who hates Whitey or that Christianity is not something to think through, it's something that needs to be swallowed hook, line and sinker with no questions asked.

    I feel much smarter after participating...THANKS HUBBERS!!!

  37. HWP profile image61
    HWPposted 14 years ago

    Well, in all honesty I started out here purely to make money, but I am totally addicted to reading the forums, and while I might not comment much I admit to LMAO at least once a day at some of the things that go on in here. Not making any money yet, but am really enjoying being part of the Hubpages thang!

  38. goodfriendiam profile image60
    goodfriendiamposted 14 years ago

    I accidently landed here, by misspelling a word ...lol...I guess when you can't spell all that well, its not a bad thing after all....lol

  39. livewithrichard profile image72
    livewithrichardposted 14 years ago

    I came here thinking it would be a great way to promote my other sites.  It is, but I also found a great bunch of people in the forums and it didn't take long to realize that HP is way more than meets the eye.

  40. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 14 years ago

    Someone told me I could write lol

    1. livewithrichard profile image72
      livewithrichardposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      And you write very well smile

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
        Eaglekiwiposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Aww tanks berry much...what a kind thing to say Richards smile ty

        1. blondepoet profile image66
          blondepoetposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          hey EK would you like a cup of coffee am just about to put the jug on.

  41. profile image0
    isis_dreams2002posted 14 years ago

    to publish and learn and make friends

  42. maidouxixi profile image61
    maidouxixiposted 14 years ago

    I will be the most happiness girl in it.   
    :)beacuse of all of you.tongue

  43. Gennifer profile image53
    Genniferposted 14 years ago

    I like writing (I write stories in my native language, but in English I write only short stories) and I want to improve my English, to practise it. So the best combination for me was to write on HubPages. I like being here. It's a real community.

    And also I try to earn some money with Google AdSense, but I was realistic from the very beginning and I didn't expect to earn thousands a day. It's not the aim, but it's a nice bonus. wink

  44. wrenfrost56 profile image59
    wrenfrost56posted 14 years ago

    Well I joined initially because I love to write and I wanted to see if I was actually any good at it and get my work out into the world. I really love it here, talking to other writers, reading great material people reading mine getting feedback and making money all at the same time its ace!

  45. Jezzzz profile image45
    Jezzzzposted 14 years ago

    This seems to be a recurring question.  I joined hubpages for three reasons.

    1.  To make money - This is kind of a experiment for me to see if hubpages can make any significant money.

    2.  Create unique content

    3.  A way to market my other websites.

  46. profile image53
    rosieangelposted 14 years ago

    I stumble onto this website.  I joined because I wanted to see how much money I could make from it.  And I love sharing information with others.

    Now I found that there is wonderful information I could learn from different hubs.

  47. Angel Of Love profile image63
    Angel Of Loveposted 14 years ago

    I want to earn money and at the same time learn how to write.

  48. Cls1321 profile image61
    Cls1321posted 14 years ago

    I joined for the cash money. (lol)

    I had been making alright money from making niche blogs/websites but got tired of buying a new domain every time I wanted to try a new subject. Found hubpages and after examining the fact that hubpages helps you rank easily on search engines (WOOOT LESS SEO !) and brings you free traffic daily (WOOT EVEN LESS SEO) and was free (WOOT $10 per new niche saved !) I decided to try it out and don't regret it at all.

    on the down side I currently only make $2-4 a day from Hubpages...I am sure it will improve, only been like a month.

  49. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 14 years ago

    I'd been writing articles on assignment, but they weren't exactly meeting my "writing needs" (since they were about stuff in which I had absolutely zero interest).  I discovered writing sites that let people write about what they felt like writing about, so I started doing that as "fun" writing.  I'd also use whatever titles/questions there were as a way to practice writing about any number of things "on demand".  I thought it was good writing exercise.

    I found HubPages by accident and didn't really know what would make the best Hubs.  I started answering requests as a way to have yet more practice "writing on demand".  For the first several Hubs I just wrote the request Hubs, without really knowing how to create the right kind of title, etc.  Over time, as I got to know the site (and aims) better, I changed the kind of stuff I was writing; while also discovering that I was getting paid every month.  I still feel like I'm trying to find my "Hub identity", but in the meantime I'll write whatever Hubs I think of to write.

  50. mommyfreelancer profile image75
    mommyfreelancerposted 14 years ago

    May be off topic, just a quick response will do. Where can I find the "request" info? How will I know if someone has requested a hub from me? Thanks!

    1. nikki1 profile image60
      nikki1posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Look under your profile.. or my account,. possibly..
      Good luck finding it.


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