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Am I the only one hubbing without intending to profit?

  1. abcd1111 profile image58
    abcd1111posted 8 years ago

    Is hubbing a waste of time if I don't plan on making any money, but would like to hone my skills? Constructive criticism, along with positive reinforcement would be my goals here instead of profit.

    I'm looking to be appreciated for entertainment value as opposed to teaching, advising or promoting products. Perhaps Hub Pages is not the right venue for me.

    Any thoughts?

    http://hubpages.com/profile/abcd1111

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      When I first started here my goal was to improve my writing and it still is. Most of my hubs are not promoting products and I make okay money. HubPages is a good place for anyone who wants to hone their writing skills.

  2. abcd1111 profile image58
    abcd1111posted 8 years ago

    I just found the thread started by Luanne16 asking, "Do I belong or am I a misfit here on Hubpages?"

    My thread may be redundant. There were many comments there that applied to my query.

    I still welcome any input if you care to take the time.

  3. Flightkeeper profile image73
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    You don't have to earn any money if you don't want to, but why wouldn't you want to?

    1. bukan profile image59
      bukanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Its a great chance to make money with your hub, but whenever my hub is helping to others requirement then i think that will give me more pleasure than earning a money. smile

  4. abcd1111 profile image58
    abcd1111posted 8 years ago

    Don't get me wrong, I would welcome money, but I guess I'm realizing this isn't necessarily the place for my style of writing.

    I probably need a writers' group for feedback or something. I enjoy posting knowing someone other than myself is reading my essays, but I can't really expect to profit from them here.

  5. torimari profile image70
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    You aren't alone. I just write to write...keep me active. Sure, I hope what I write is informative so others will read it. I don't really care if they click an add or not.

    It's a plus if I make some, but I really don't care. smile Hence, why I have so few hubs...I write when I have something to say or a good idea I LIKE.

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    Gracious Octoberposted 8 years ago

    Writing is the profit!

  7. thranax profile image52
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Lol, there are many poems on here my friend. All kinds of writings are welcome, but making money is just an incentive, not a necessity.

    ~thranax~

  8. abcd1111 profile image58
    abcd1111posted 8 years ago

    "I write when I have something to say or a good idea I LIKE."

    Well put torimari! Thanks for responding.



    "Writing is the profit!"  Words of wisdom Gracious October.


    Writers write. I enjoy writing, but feel I'm working in a vacuum sometimes.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    I am mostly because I don't know how.

  10. archdaw profile image59
    archdawposted 8 years ago

    I write just to let off some steam.  I don't make any money at it, but I get some good feed backs whether positive or negative.  If I make money in the process so be it, but this is my therapy.

  11. abcd1111 profile image58
    abcd1111posted 8 years ago

    sneak,

    I don't really know how to set up to earn either. There are hubs that will help you if you do want to learn.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! I'll look into it but I really can't imagine my thoughts could make money.

  12. abcd1111 profile image58
    abcd1111posted 8 years ago

    archdaw,

    I'm glad writing is your therapy. It's therapeutic to me as well, but it can also be the reason I need therapy!

    1. archdaw profile image59
      archdawposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hehe!!!!

  13. Randy Godwin profile image97
    Randy Godwinposted 8 years ago

    I think you'll find many here who write more for self satisfaction than the money.  Making a few bucks is just a bonus and kind of a game too.  You really have nothing to lose by trying it for a bit.  Good luck

  14. abcd1111 profile image58
    abcd1111posted 8 years ago

    Thank you Randy. I guess I'll have to try and tap into the left side of my brain, but my right side is fighting it.

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 8 years ago

    I would love to profit, but I doubt it will happen, the next week or so I have to concentrate on a trade show and the volunteering of my artistic skills at THE BLACK CAT BOUTIQUE..glas blown items , oils, perfums, and jewelry has a huge waiting list and I am not even done for thr craft show saturday, so you probly won't see me for a few days or get a new hub for a week or 2..
    Profit would be nice, I doubt I will ever get any, and I do this to let others in on basic things of my knowledge and to relax a bit...so I guess profit does not really matter...

    lol..but I can use all the money I can get!!!

  16. bukan profile image59
    bukanposted 8 years ago

    No, i am also with you who is not intending money from hub.

  17. Hookah profile image61
    Hookahposted 8 years ago

    Ditto there too although, I do admit that the money would be nice.

  18. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 8 years ago

    B.C.Boutique, when I first started, it was to write and see if anyone would bother reading it. I find some of my most successful Hubs have been from the heart, or on topics I feel really strongly about.
    I have learned a lot about what makes a good Hub, and how to attract traffic by reading hubs on those subjects and asking questions - there are lots around if you are interested.
    I do have some commercial hubs, but I still prefer to have some story along with the product.
    I think you can do both if you are so inclined! But either way, keep writing! You never know who might read your work. Something that gave me a real boost when I was quite new was being nominated for the HubNuggets. It gained me a lot wider readership. You can check out the HubNuggets if you are interested in reading some great writing by some newer hubbers smile

  19. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I like the whole package - writing for fun, meeting other hubbers, reading the hubs of others, and making a little extra money, to boot!

    1. Jeffrey Neal profile image77
      Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats on your 100, habee!

  20. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 8 years ago

    I have earned next to nothing here . So If I measure this by the commerce aspect I ama complete failure . However the bottom line for me is that I thoroughly enjoy having a platform for expressing my views . And I do it in a sometimes humorous fashion and I do it in a sometimes serious fashion . However I have made a multitude of friends not only in the USA but in other countries as well . And every now and again I say something that resonates with other people . How can that be bad ? I have never had any Illusions about me being Hemingway or F Scott Fitzgerald . So I just come here and enjoy the process and have fun . And like I said many times some people take this and themselves way to seriously ! Keep writing and have fun !!!

  21. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, Jeff! It won't last.

    1. Jeffrey Neal profile image77
      Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well for some reason mine won't break 91, but you deserve the 100.

  22. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    AND...don't forget Tony, about the multitude of women here who love you!

  23. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Aww...that's so sweet of you to say!

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    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    I am here to share information on technology, play in the forums, meet other hubbers and write because it relaxes me...Anything else is a bonus

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I  am! Just here. big_smile

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      mtsi1098posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ok you caught me...I have nothing better to do smile

    2. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I write for fun
      And to meet interesting ,intelligent, amazing  people  as all my friends here.
      One example is ralwus! smile

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        ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Awwww! yer so sweet. me too. tantrum is bestest! xox

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    go to last one to post then.

  27. abcd1111 profile image58
    abcd1111posted 8 years ago

    Thanks to everybody for their input. Clearly I have been over-thinking this. I will do what I do because I enjoy it and let the cards fall.

    It doesn't have to be about making money or getting a high score, it's about writing and people.

    Back on track and grateful to be here.

    Thanks again!!!

 
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