Whats your story on why you came to Hubpages?

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  1. Worldofwardrobes profile image60
    Worldofwardrobesposted 13 years ago

    Hi Everyone

    Im new here, so thought it would be a good idea for people to share why they first came to hubpages.

    Myself, Im an IT Engineer in the UK, 35 yrs old and wanted to start something totally and utterly away from fixing PC's..myself and my Fiance have start furnishing our home so combined the two

    What's your reason?

    Good to be here by the way


    1. Helen Cater profile image59
      Helen Caterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I own two hair salons but had a disater a few months back when my hubby had a heart attack. I have not had the best health over the last few years and to top it off I began to have bad symptoms of tennis elbow. After 25 years of hairdressing I decided to give up. I still run the salons and needed a new challenge that would keep my mind occupied. I fell upon hubpages whilst looking for beauty editorial work as I had been offered an online job reviewing beauty products. I did not want to be commited so declined and started writing on hubpages. I really enjoy it, and because of my hair and skin product reviews, have been offered lots more work. Nice to meet you Worldofwardrobes

    2. staceyleah74 profile image60
      staceyleah74posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Rob! Im new as well. Im a stay-at-home wife/mom and this is just something that I can do just for me. I enjoy writing!

      My husband is also an IT Engineer and I wrote this hub in his honor!:
      http://hubpages.com/hub/What-to-Expect- … an-IT-Nerd

      You may get a laugh from it! smile

  2. stuart747 profile image60
    stuart747posted 13 years ago

    My current full time job is very easy and I have a lot of spare time through out the day, Hubpages has given me something constuctive to do in that spare time, It's a shame that the job is coming to an end as I will have to find a propper job and do some hard work for a change sad

  3. rumbling profile image48
    rumblingposted 13 years ago

    to get back links to my blog posts, now I'm getting back links , earning money and learning a lots of new things smile

  4. profile image0
    rednckwmnposted 13 years ago

    I was going thru a massive financialy difficult time. Spent alot of time trying to find some work at home job. I stumbled across hubpages completly by accident. Thanks google!!

  5. profile image0
    Janettaposted 13 years ago

    I was reading an article that talked about all the paying sites the author was writing for. HubPages was on the list so I checked it out. So glad I did! big_smile

  6. lizy625 profile image60
    lizy625posted 13 years ago

    I was up late one night,financial woes-unemployed and overly anxious. Still trying to figure it all out, but love what I'm seeing here. Lots of skilled folks sharing great thoughts_good stuff.

  7. lesterd2009 profile image60
    lesterd2009posted 13 years ago

    Because Hubpages is one of the best article directories on the internet it allows you to make money as well as make lots of friends and learn a lot from people

  8. Worldofwardrobes profile image60
    Worldofwardrobesposted 13 years ago

    lol love the IT Hub smile Nomatter who I do a job for at work, their work mates automatically presume I broke it... we are there to help but get the blame!! madness smile)

    Intersting replies everyone, sorry to hear about the lack of health and the lack of work.. its fab to come across something like this to bring people together more, aside from Facebook.

    In a way id love to be made redundant so I could do so many other things... lifes full of surprised though eh. Either way, I hope everyones luck and fate gets better especially with Xmas coming


    1. staceyleah74 profile image60
      staceyleah74posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      glad you enjoyed it! smile

  9. tuacadoll profile image60
    tuacadollposted 13 years ago

    I accidentally came upon hub pages.  I was looking to expand, link and network with more people.  Even though I am new, I am getting used to this and really liking the fact that there are so many out there with the same ideas, thoughts and yes problems the rest of us have.  Oh yeah, I am also looking to make money

  10. Worldofwardrobes profile image60
    Worldofwardrobesposted 13 years ago


    I can safetly say im hooked lol


  11. rmcrayne profile image92
    rmcrayneposted 13 years ago

    My story of how I came to HubPages, as well as the stories of 3 other hubbers is in a recent hub by lyricsingray: 


    Welcome Rob!

  12. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 13 years ago

    To keep myself writing and getting input essentially. It's easy for myself to get lazy and not write since I am done school and am (poorly) job-seeking.

    I know people read my work, and give me some C&C. wink

  13. Specialk3749 profile image60
    Specialk3749posted 13 years ago

    I have always wanted to write a book, but with 7 kids and another on the way it is almost impossible.  When I came across Hubpages, I thought this was a neat way to do some writing and get some experience. It also gives me something to do for myself.  If I start making a little money, I will be thrilled!

  14. Jeffrey Neal profile image72
    Jeffrey Nealposted 13 years ago

    I was recently laid off, and some friends directed me to HubPages as a way to write about what I know and make some extra money.  I have found a lot more than I expected, though, with the great community here.  I am inspired now to contribute where I can.

  15. patful profile image60
    patfulposted 13 years ago

    Around June 1 I decided to take a leave from college teaching and go back to tech writing...many resumes sent out..no responses...then I stumbled on a link for HubPages and thought it would be neat to earn some money from writing.
    So I got started writing hubs...and then I got addicted...and  I realized I probably wasn't going to make a lot of money...but I enjoyed the give-and-take with other writers...reading what they wrote and responding to their comments on my hub.
    Writing hubs has been a healthy thing for my writing life in that I'm thinking AND doing something..not just talking about what I would like to write.

  16. Ms Chievous profile image67
    Ms Chievousposted 13 years ago

    I came here for a silly reason really.  I had just gotten divorced and was looking for a way to keep my ex from following me around.  So I started documenting it here at hubapges.  I found out three things.  1) No one really cared, 2) it didn't make a difference if I wrote it on the web or not and 3)  It was a lot of negative energy I had going on.  I looked around and saw the things that others were writing about.  i tried writing about things that made me happy and here I am two years later. smile  I have myself a lucrative hobby big_smile

  17. RedSonja94 profile image60
    RedSonja94posted 13 years ago

    I wanted to write more and possibly make a few bucks and a friend directed me to HubPages.  The rest as they say is history.  Now I'm hooked.

  18. NaomiR profile image78
    NaomiRposted 13 years ago

    I'm a professional writer who is looking to do some more freelance work. I love the format of HP, where you can write about anything. Some of the other online sites seemed to be a bit more restrictive. I'm hoping that HP, as well as a few outside assignments, will eventually become my full-time work.

  19. Bard of Ely profile image83
    Bard of Elyposted 13 years ago

    I was looking for ways to make money. I found it takes a long time to do so but stuck around anyway because I love this site!

  20. profile image0
    ralwusposted 13 years ago

    I was just fooling around on google and stumbled into a place filled with fun and great people. Now I am enjoying my creativity to the max and have made wonderful friends as a result.

  21. Laura du Toit profile image77
    Laura du Toitposted 13 years ago

    Hi I'm also one of the new kids on the block and I originally planned on making a hub and leaving.
    I did my first few hubs to get back links to my site and should have been busy with a million other marketing tactics but I am hooked.

    If my site gets links well that's great otherwise I hope that some day with enough writing experience I will be able to make a bit of money on Hub Pages.

    By the way it was a brilliant idea to start this thread. An opportunity to learn a bit more about our fellow hubbers.


  22. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    Three reasons:

    1.  I enjoy writing and discovered this site, and a couple of others, where I could write as hobby and maybe earn a little something too.

    2.   I was getting back into freelance writing, which I'd done years ago when my children were little.  I wanted some practice "writing on demand" (after not doing freelance writing for so long), so I'd go to HubPages "requests" (now known as "questions") and look for anything I thought I could possibly write about.  It gave me completely new things to write about (even if many were aimed at pretty specific situations) and practice writing about "whatever" (as opposed to the more narrow type of writing I'd done).

    3.  While it's fine to write on assignment, it often involves writing about something that the writer really doesn't give two hoots about.  I liked the idea of just being able to "write whatever".

  23. Pearldiver profile image69
    Pearldiverposted 13 years ago

    I was googling for lamp posts and car tyres; so I could explore all the wonderful scents throughout the world. hmm
    When HP came up along with car tyres; I thought this place was pretty awesome because they also provided the paper and a rubber!
    I already had a pencil; so now I could not only make a mark all over the world; but also leave a Thank You note! smile


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