Do you consider HubPages a hobby or as a way to boost your income?
I started writing on HubPages as a creative outlet, but now that I'm beginning to make a little money, I'm changing my outlook.
I started because I like to write, bu the possibility of making some income was appealling as well. I have been unable to establish and Adsense account because they say I had one once and want me to sign into that one. I have no idea what that password was. Google is not helpful in resolving problems at all from my own experience and from what I read here on HP. So, I write anyway because I like to write.
My income from HubPages thus far has been somewhere between "doodly" and "squat" so I guess it's a good thing that I consider it a hobby. If I were depending on earnings from it, I'd be living in a cardboard box down by the river.
I started to give me something to do while my little ones were at school. It has been such a joy being part of HubPages! All the wonderful people I have met and the most amazing things I have learned have made it great. Now that my income is growing little by little and I'm part of the Apprenticeship Program this time around it might become more then just a hobby for me
More as a hobby. I'm still learning and I've been here a year. Unfortunately I have not been able to take as much time as I could. And when I do have the time I lack the creative content.
I'm hoping with my next stream of Hubs to make more. I'm quite controversial, but in no way attempting to be offensive. If it makes money, so be it. I really just want my 'internet' voice heard.
For me, it's a hobby. I'm not even set up to make money on it.
My objective on Hubpages has always been: "a hobby which could grow into an income". Fortunately this is so, I have no Adsense yet! Keeping my fingers crossed, but they are really cramped by now!
I joined to polish my writing skills. I love the community support, the valuable training, and the opportunity to earn income is just an added benefit.
When I started writing on hub pages there was already an article submitted elsewhere which was in review. It was published 4 days after my first hub. When I first started writing on hub pages I had no understanding of search engine optimization.
Those articles are now ranked page one in their respective niches.
One, page one top of page with 1,720,000 competitors. A few have been changed slightly to make them more attractive to readers yet give search engines what they want.
Hub pages gave me what I needed to earn an online living. A supportive community who helped increase my skills. Then writers who help with the business by writing business articles for others.
Never stop learning. You never know what you can put together with what you learn. If you can't earn what you want on hub pages the information you gather could help you in other online endeavors. There are at least a few of us who are earning an online living.
I increase my hub earnings by sharing them with business associates and friends, who share them also. This has increased the search engine rankings of those hubs. I used one hub to show the first (now proven effective) method I used when writing my first hubs.
I tried to vote you up but I'm guessing there is a limit. But wow, I thought we were not allowed to tell people to look at our hubs or click them, I'm not sure. The only place I've shared my hubs is on FB.
Gabgirl12 don't know how I missed your comment. I learned long ago sharing the link to an article is not only allowed but necessary. There are places which it is not allowed. Traffic exchanges and safelists because they bring readers who don't read.
I'll be honest; for me, its primarily a way to boost my income, although that will take time. So I'm simply enjoying my writing hobby. Although by my calculations, I should receive my first ever payment at the end of June. Fingers crossed.
Same here. I'm super excited to actually make money from this site.
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You are SO right! It takes time, and work! Glad you're going to get a pay out.
I've always liked to read and write, so I joined Hubpages initially as a way to improve my writing. Then, I liked the interactions with the Hubbers and now I make a little money, which always comes in handy.
Hobby now, but hope I will learn how to make money on hubpages and earn some extra income here.
This site is a great way to improve my writing skills and expand my portfolio. I love the fact that all of my articles will make me money over time without any more effort on my part.
a hobby and nothing more. i don't make money on here and i never have. i enjoy this site and it gives me pleasure to write hubs and ask and answer questions.
I am new to the hubpages community. Right now it is more of a hobby. I am very much enjoying reading other peoples hubs.
I am working on my first hub and would like my hobby to morph into a way for me to earn income.
Usually i write because i love to travel and i want to share with all the people about my experience. And if i can be able to make some money with my hobby then where is the problem. It will encourage me to write more and more.
A hobby. Its as interesting to read other people's hubs as it is to write them.
Writing on HubPages is a passion for me. I never though writing would give me so much pleasure. It was only when i left my full time job due to some personal problems I started writing. I felt that i should have my blog where I could enjoy writing what I want and found HubPages. It is a great platform for all level of writers. More than income personal satisfaction is necessary and this is what i earn by writing HUBS.
I would say hobby. I love to write on subjects that interest me but I do not plan to make a big profit from my hubs. However, I can use this experience creating hubs to boost my writing skills and therefore boost my income as a writer in the distant future.
I don't see myself as a strong writer. I came across hubpages while I was looking for a recipe and looked around. It fascinated me that anyone could write story here and people would read them. After reading several hubs I realized I could doing this myself. After writing my own hub I realized how much I enjoyed doing it. While researching how to write a good hub I discovered that you could make money writing hubs (something I'm sure I should of seen while I was signing up).
I doubt I'll make a dollar writing here but it's been a great hobby. And even if I did make a dollar or two it would still be a hobby because I'm just hubbing for the fun of it.
HubPages is more than a hobby and more than a little money, for me, HubPages is a great way to read and learn and to be connected to a variety of subjects.
HubPages is much cheaper than National Geographic, and yet I can travel daily to many new places in the world. Best yet, I can interact with the authors and those who have first hand travel knowledge.
The money is nice and motivating but the community and knowledge is what drives me.
I started on hubpages just four months back as a hobby because I wish to express my thoughts freely which I felt I can do over here. Only lately I have found that this can be a good way of earning some supplementary income. However I am here mainly to vent out my feelings and thoughts to a well educated and informed audience which I found only here.
I just started HubPages two weeks ago, so I consider it a hobby for now. My goal is to earn some income from it.
i never knew about earning on hub pages. i joined in hub to gain more knowledge from genius community. i am very much interested in mutual exchange of views and ideas. it is my main thirst. i give less priority to earning because i need much more talent in writing. i can pass healthy comments, but i have to give sense to writings, earning should not be motto behind my subject. how ever i dream to write at least one hub for my satisfaction. any help please. good hub.
Writing is my passion. Earning from it is a reward from doing what I love to do best.
by devisree 8 years ago
Have you started writing in hub pages as a hobby or as a source for earning?
by x 9 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 don't rise...Meanwhile, maybe all you folks with that little "a" might...
by GinaCPocan 9 years ago
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by Charles T Baumert 5 years ago
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by lemonkerdz 8 years ago
HubPages is not a big money earner for Hubbers, so what inspired you to join?
by LarasMama 11 years ago
I'm currently trying to get my husband to help me write some hubs. I'm happy to type them up and edit them, I basically want his input on topics that I know nothing about - because the more topics you cover the more chance you have of getting a great niche.My husband is half won over on the idea I...
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