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
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
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!
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
to get back links to my blog posts, now I'm getting back links , earning money and learning a lots of new things
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!!
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!
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.
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
lol love the IT Hub 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 )
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
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
My story of how I came to HubPages, as well as the stories of 3 other hubbers is in a recent hub by lyricsingray:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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. I have myself a lucrative hobby
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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".
I was googling for lamp posts and car tyres; so I could explore all the wonderful scents throughout the world.
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!
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