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Is it possible for the HubPages gravy train to come to a stop?

  1. Spongy0llama profile image91
    Spongy0llamaposted 5 years ago

    Is it possible for the HubPages gravy train to come to a stop?

    This has been something I have begun to worry more and more about as my success here increases and I quickly come ever nearer to my first payout. I see my HubPages earnings potential becoming a key factor in my general income and I dream of living off my passion for writing.

    Is there any chance that this could all suddenly come to an end? Could HubPages one day just decide out of nowhere to terminate the earnings program?

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    Years ago, the speed of light was thought to be the ONLY constant in the universe.  In the present, however, we now know that the speed of light actually slows down when you approach absolute zero.

    So now, change is thought to be the only constant in the universe.

    In other words...yes.

    Also, "gravy train?"  Are you serious?

  3. CroftRoan profile image83
    CroftRoanposted 5 years ago

    I think it's more how you go about it. As long as you continue to create well written work and participate in the community you should be fine. You're a great writer so I doubt people will just suddenly stop reading your work.

    1. Spongy0llama profile image91
      Spongy0llamaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the compliment. I still have room to improve just like anyone else. That isn't what I meant though. I mean, is it likely for HubPages to just shut down in the near future, or cut off the ability to earn altogether? That's my fear.

  4. poetvix profile image70
    poetvixposted 5 years ago

    A shut down could happen to any site at any time just like any other company in the world can be shut down.   It seems logical to me, if one depends on on-line writing income, to spread it out over multiple sites.  If one closes, you still have the others to fall back on.

  5. Goody5 profile image70
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    We been following one another for some time now Spongy0llama, and this is a very good question. The gravy train as you put it seems to certainly be slowing down, and the way the numbers are looking, the train may even be heading into the station. I've been keeping track of the statistics since last year and the numbers don't exactly look very favorable anymore - http://goody5.hubpages.com/hub/Google-vs-the-Hub-Pages Anyone is more than welcome to do the math also.

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      paxwillposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's true earnings have gone down, but  I think spongyllama was considering the scenario in which HP stops paying us completely.

  6. profile image0
    paxwillposted 5 years ago

    Lol, gravy train, that's a good one.

    Everyone who writes here owns the rights to their content, so if HP stopped paying people then almost everyone would take their articles down and republish them elsewhere. How would HP survive such a massive reduction in content? It's not like eHow that had a huge library of pre-paid content when they terminated their user-generated content payment program.  All of HP's content is user-generated.

    I only picture this happening if HP's owners dissolve the business or sell it.

  7. MikeNV profile image79
    MikeNVposted 5 years ago

    Sorry but this made me laugh  First Payment and Gravy Train in the same paragraph.  Ummm okay.

    Something about all your eggs in one basket goes here.

    Potential is not money.