Has Apprenticeship Program added to, or diminished your enjoyment of writing hubs?
For those who are participating in the program, I know you have to write at least 8 hubs a month, and my perception is that there is more focus on SEO and commercially viable topics. I'm wondering if this feels like it's stifling your creativity at all, or is the experience all positive?
I personally feel like the program has added to my enjoyment of writing because I have so much more to work with now. The program has definitely opened my eyes about how everything works, and now that I'm used to all of the technical stuff to do my writing happens even faster. I'm seeing positive results of this program, and I'm only 3 months in.
Yes, you do need 8 hubs a month and you need to follow the rules, but with every hub it gets easier and easier.
I'm at the end of the 2nd month, and for me, the experience is wonderful. The rules are quite flexible - 8 to 24 hubs a month, and, although no poetry, fiction, or pure spirituality is allowed, I can write on related topics. For example, I can't write on Zen meditation, but I can write on Zen gardens - and that Hub did extremely well. I got great ideas and support from the HubPages mentor, Simone Smith, and from fellow team members. The course materials really help me use all the HubPages tools and increase my income.
I recommend anyone in the program create a plan that works for you and exceeds the basic requirements of the Apprenticeship Program.
Just finished my third month of the apprenticeship and I have learned something new every month, so I'm quite happy with this opportunity. I think it's a balance between SEO and creativity.
I love it! I don't feel like it stifles anything. Instead, it allows me to take that same creativity and tweak it to make more money. It has expanded my views and I've come to see more possibilities than ever.
I just finished my first month, and I have to say, the apprenticeship has not stifled my creativity in any way. If anything, it has broadened my creativity by showing me topics that I hadn't even thought to write about. I'm looking forward to the next five months and their lessons. I'm actually having fun. I tend to work best under pressure and the apprenticeship has given me a kick in the pants and accountability. I have some pressure and that's helping me write.
by Sid Kemp5 years ago
Hi - I really appreciate the apprenticeship program, and I'm waiting with baited breath to find out if I get in.It would be wonderful if, once a hubber applies to the apprenticeship program, a log appears saying...
by James Bowden5 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 Jack5 years ago
What's the apprenticeship program like?I've just applied for it, and am now waiting for the approval process that apparently takes 4-6 weeks.
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 John MacNab4 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 Gemini Fox5 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?
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