Anyone here on Hub Pages aspiring to be a professional writer?
I am aspiring to become a professional writer...hoping one day to write for some kind of video game publication or something similar...but I'll take whatever I can get in the meantime for the experience. I use Hub Pages mainly to practice my craft and as a showcase of my work for potential employers. My question is, am I wasting my time here...is there a better alternative and/or a better way to go about things?
As you can see from my Hubs my writing style is very unorthodox, which I know is not for eveybody, but I'm hopeful it will one day seperate me from the heard. I welcome any feedback.
I think you should try to write a book or apply for a writing position and use the Hubpage to show the way you write. I would like to make a 2d video game but I have to have more training.
I have thought about writting a book, but I just don't know where to start. I have a lot of interesting (and off-the-wall) ideas...just not too sure it would sell.
Michael - I have a self-published book called "Your first book" to help you write your first book. Contact me through "follow / email Sid" on profile if interested.
@Sid I'm not really sure how to e-mail users through Hub Pages, but I am interested in finding out more about the book you're talking about.
I am an odd duck Michael. My view is as soon as I joined Hubpages and then followed with the opportunities of the affiliate marketing I 'became' a professional writer. The question becomes how good of a professional writer am I and for what market place.
I am learning with the process of learning and earning as I go. I probably put forth maybe 15 hours a week to this endeavor and it runs in spurts. From a quick peek your aspirations are with the gaming 'industry.' Now, that has to be filled full of opportunity and that industry market place is definitely world wide.
I see with a glance your 'unorthodox' style is just that 'style.' The view I take is if you are comfortable with it then run with it with a word of caution. Is there a market for it? From the few excursions to the Albertson's thumbing through gamer magazines with a cup of Starbucks I must admit they do have a 'style' of their own.
I'm a proponent that time is never wasted - never. It is just a matter of perspective as some have said.
A quick eval / recon / survey of the land sort to speak (is that game talk?) is you are here and it is now, (rational thought stuff). I see your options are wide and open to opportunity (where are those opportunities and what ladder is being used to reach greater heights). Potential employers seek your wares in many ways and they are bound by ethics (Be aware). Experience is where experience begins.
Suggestion. Learn to paint and how to use the different brushes to create the picture you desire for family and self cohesively. Sooner or later choices will have to be made regarding the medium - water colors, acrylics, charcoal, and surface - canvass, paper, or downtown wall.
Remember, "Nothing is sold, until it is bought." Who is the buyer for your wares? Is the market place the broad stroke of the brush with current demands or more close to filbert or a fan. Is that demand being met and what is the supply for those demands. How competitive is that marketplace?
To reach success, as you suggested, is a change in order to succeed? Is the platform to launch the shuttle Mele solid? And, only awaiting the mission choice and objectives? What about those space stations? Are they being planned for future construction? Seems both will supply each other with a bit of pondering. Will a trend be followed or created or both, and what are the economics of the venture? (Time and effort).
What is the predominate theory seeking to be discovered?
If you get paid for writing, no matter how little or how much, you are a professional writer. However, that is different than earning a living with your writing, which is not such an easy thing to do.
Many on HP do work as professional writers outside of HP and do make their livings doing so. Some have done very well financially on HP, but most do not use it as their only means of making an income.
I went to check out your hubs but could only access 6 of them even when I clicked on "All." ???
Keep writing. Your style is what I call conversational and it definitely has a place. Good luck!
I'm a professional writer (9 books published), and I'm using HubPages to remain a professional writer and increase my income as print publication becomes a smaller source of revenue and online publication is growing.
If I were starting as a new writer now, and wanted to be a professional, I would definitely use HubPages.
I learned to write well by writing steadily. Now, I'm learning to write to an even higher quality by publishing frequently and steadily, and getting instant feedback.
I would encourage you to consider the HubPages Apprenticeship Program, as well.
Thank you so much for the advice...I greatly appreciate it. What books have you written, I would be interested in checking them out?
I've written business success books about project management, quality management, and more. Amazon, type in Sid Kemp. Quality Mgmt Demystified my thinking about life, Proj Mgmt Made Easy a great place to start. Perfect Solutions Dif Empl SIt, fun!
@Sid that is awesome. I am going to check out Amazon and see what I come across.
I write for money. Probably in a way I always have. You have two avenues to writing for a living. Crank them out and write a financial success. They are not exclusive. If I write for twelve hours a day on an assembly line for content, SEO and keyword pablum, that is a great minor league or practice field. Can you climb out into the big leagues? Do not even try until you have earned your stripes in the pits.
Hubpages is great for the reasons you use them. And if they extend you an offer like they have me, take it serious.
by jenwat0405 7 years ago
I have asked for critcism in the past and have recieved some on the visual aspects of my articles, but I would really like to know if my articles are of good quality. I would like to begin applying for freelance writing positions but I want to know if I have what it takes to make it.I don't...
by Erin Hill 10 years ago
Hello. I am working on a book-a novel- and was wondering if anyone had ever tried posting fiction on hubpages one chapter at a time to get input, develop a readershipt, yada yada? What is the best way to go about this? And is ther any way to protect your work from getting stolen when it's floating...
by Joan King 6 years ago
Does anyone make money on Hub Pages? If you do how do you do it?
by Geekdom 5 years ago
Has anyone done the HubPages Apprenticeship Program?I was asked to try the apprenticeship program on HubPages. Does anybody have any feedback from their experience? I would appreciate any first hand experiences. Thank you.
by johnfl 5 years ago
I have been on Hub Pages about a year and I have written about 27 Hubs and they have received close to 5000 views, which I felt was not bad and my status hovers between 82-88. Last week I had about 8 of my Hubs featured, which again seemed ok. Now magically overnight, I have all these codes now...
by epsonok0 4 years ago
Do you think that it is smart from a ratings and earnings stand point to move a hub to an offsite archive or blog to preserve it after it reaches 0 views for more than a week?Please read the whole question so that there is no confusion.Simple version: 1 Your hub hits 0 views for 1 week or...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|