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The Apprenticeship Program - What am I in for?
I'm actually really excited that I'm starting the Apprenticeship program in June. But I'm a bit apprehensive, too. Any folks out there already in it want to give a glimpse of what's in store? Particularly, how many hours a month are good to devote to the program? Any tips for getting the most out of it.
I am very grateful that you posted this question as I am also considering to participate in this program. I will be following any comments. Cheers and keep us posted.
Your 'Team Leader'
From HubPages, 30 Hubbers/month, selected from those who apply, get 6 mo. training to make money on HubPages. To apply, go My Account, black-letter top menu, far right, click Apprenticeship. See Learning Center, Special Programs, Apprenticeship pgrm.
You're teaching me...I didn't know you could sign up but I believe my group was part 2 of a test run on this. Glad that it's available to all now.
Cre8tor - thanks for being our Guinea pig! The experimental session you are in worked so well that they opened up applications.
I am excited to start the June program, too - I just received my titles via email, so it is time to start researching! I hope someone who has been through this answers, because I am interested in hearing how they are doing a few months into the program. I know Cre8tor and Shanna11 are currently in the program...
Congrats! You should be excited. Month 1 is great and the fruits come quickly for those who commit. You'll see.
I am glad to know the first month is great - I am also glad there is a big emphasis on title selection, because that is the area I have the most difficulty with (I am not an SEO expert, lol)!
Glad you received your titles. I'm still anxiously waiting for mine, so I can get started. But I'm looking forward to the program. I also appreciate the comments of Cre8tor & Shanna11 about the program.
Congrats to you who are starting in the AP! You're in for a great experience. I have learned soooo much through the lessons I wouldn't even know where to begin. I've been very lucky to have a great team as well that supports each other and offers great advice. I have had 2 HOTD's since joining, (not that everyone get's this automatically and I'm not bragging...just a good example of what I've learned and giving credit to the mentors who provided great direction) learned more than I could've ever taught myself and met some great hubber's to take this "journey" with.
It's not a walk in the park. With my job, family and other commitments, I'd be lying if I told you that it hasn't taken an extra effort on my part to meet the requirements of the program at times. The payoff however has been well worth it. I'm nearly 2 months in and come hell or highwater, I'll will complete this venture. The benefits have been extensive enough that for six months....it's worth the sacrifice. No doubt this program will keep me hubbing more successfully for many moons to come.
I will follow this question and be more than happy to comment on your answers/questions.
Thanks, Cre8tor! Your thoughts are very encouraging. If I may ask, on average, about how many hours per week are you putting in on HubPages as you do the work of the Apprenticeship program?
And a note to other readers HOTD stands for Hub Of The Day.
The time to me is hard to say for each person but I think Shanna11 is pretty close. It can depend on how far you go in a hub, if you use own photos and if you participate in forums and reading. Just writing your hubs & lessons, I'm at about 5 hrs
Hi guys! I'm finishing up my third month in the program, so I'm almost halfway done with it. It's a completely awesome program, and you will see nothing but positive come out of your hard work. I got my first payout after the first month and all my views went up. For the first month, I devoted about two to three hours per Hub because I had to research. Now that I research and pick my own titles (an integral part of the program-- they teach you how to find titles very well) it takes me maybe just two hours on average per Hub, but I'm also extremely busy with school and work, so my Hub's haven't been as great as I could make them, unfortunately.
The staff are amazing and awesome and will help you with anything. To get the most out of it, don't procrastinate! Plan WAY in advance and keep up, because you will automatically get booted from the program (and our team has lost a few because of this) after midnight on the last day of the month if you haven't met the requirements.
It is a lot of work, and you can really get the most out of it by giving it all you've got and setting aside enough time to work on your Hubs. I was a bit nervous at first, but it really is a lot of fun. Congrats on getting in and enjoy! Let me know if you have more any questions.
Agreed whole heartedly. That first payout and seeing my traffic go way up in month one was nice and very encouraging. Congrats on the halfway point!
Thanks for commenting, Shanna - I am very excited to begin. I have already drafted one article (I still need to add some media - photos/videos, etc. but the text is done). This is going to be a busy six months!
Thanks, Shanna! The info about time and payout is very encouraging: less time than I was concerned I might have to put in; & a sooner payout. Until now, I've focused on writing, learning my way around, & getting followers. Shifting to focus o
That's so awesome that everyone has been picked for the AP! I'm so jealous because I so wanted to do it. Maybe one day...
by John MacNab5 years ago
I received this email today. Can anyone tell me if it is genuine, or a scam?If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dilAfy …...
by Person of Interest5 years ago
Yep, the latest blog post ratted you out. http://blog.hubpages.com/2012/07/apprentice-badges/Just kidding, congrats to all who are accepted. I intend to apply in maybe another month or two; fate willing and the river...
by James Bowden6 years ago
Has anyone noticed the apprenticeship program tab on hubpages, as well as the associated article about the program. There is an article that speaks all about this program and what it involves. It does sound very...
by Gemini Fox6 years ago
Just saw this in the new layout! So exciting! Wish I could sign up but can't right now - not enough time to do a good job. But does anyone know how to find out how long the waiting list is already?
by Carolee Samuda5 years ago
I am really upset over the whole discussion about the Apprenticeship program. Now disgruntled hubbers want to have the badge removed form our profiles.When I became an "elite", when it was known as that, I was...
by Live To Write6 years ago
What is up with the apprenticeship program. Can anyone who has done it express their views on it, please?
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