HubPages is not a big money earner for Hubbers, so what inspired you to join?
I'm here on the hub pages simply for fun and entertainment. I have a job in the real world to make money.
HubPages may not be a huge money earner, but it does help boost income to my other websites with cross-promotion. Hubs that are relevant to my niche sites are linked to each other. Also, HP has provided a great place for me to have a collection of writing I use as samples when seeking Freelance clients. In these indirect ways HP has helped me generate a livable income.
I also like the community and the helpfulness of most people here. The apprenticeship program is teaching me a lot also - things I can carry forward into my other writing ventures. So, overall I'd say HP does pay off.
I have always wanted to be able to publish my own content and I love how I can get such great feedback through hubpages. It has been such a warm and welcoming experience for me. I am constantly stunned by how many great writers there are on hubpages.
I love having a place to post my work, and I enjoy the community. I also have learned a lot from reading others hubs - both in the area of what to do and what not to do.
I don't think it's at all accurate to say HubPages is not a big money earner. Certainly not ever Hubber succeeds, but some people do very well here. HP is what you make of it. I'm here to earn, and I've not been disappointed.
Same here, its nice to see your own work out there on the web and recieve constructive comments to help you improve on future hubs. Also having kind people like you leaving comments like you have.
Like Christin, one reason I like HubPages is for cross-promotion and content marketing. I can write articles about digital photography here and link back to my blog, driving referral traffic to it. I can also write articles similar to those on my blog and attempt to capture multiple spots in Google's SERPs.
But this is also a place to write about other things that don't relate to one of the websites that I publish. If I want to write about something besides photography or educational technology, I can just write up a hub and publish it.
That being said, I do plan on making a small but significant income here. My goal is $50 / month, and I'll be happy when I hit that mark. I don't think that's out of reach for any hubber, if you're diligent about writing and do some research about what topics to cover.
One of the things that I LOVE about it is you have control of your work-- you can revise, edit, update, add, subtract or delete. In some places, you have one shot. I like the chance to improve.
I was inspired to join under the pretense that I would get paid to write. Within the first couple of days I began to see how wrong that ideal was and while it didn't stop me from continuing, it did change my perspective. I learned a lot more about SEO and Google and web writing in general. It became a game after that. How could I manipulate a title into attracting more viewers? Where could I post a link that would get more hits? Were their slightly deceptive, yet still slightly accurate, words I could use as a tag to get more traffic?
to me, hubpages gave me more earnings than other websites, at least i could get page rank 3 in google website. My own blog has pagerank 1 which is lower than i thought. HP hubbers are kind and leave lots of useful comments. That's why i kept participate every day
Initially, the idea that I could write and make money at it got my attention. That's not even an issue anymore. If I ever get this project done, I've got a place to share it, and I've learned and read so much great stuff here in the meantime. It's been inspiring and helpful to me!
Reading the answers here was informational and gives a glimpse into the way people think and live.
My motives for being on Hubpages for the past five months or so have adapted to my growing awareness.
In the early stages, without seeing the whole picture, there was some idea of building an income through the Hubpages channels.
My writing though is not targeted to a mainstream audience and I will only write on subjects I am naturally passionate about, have experience with or am interested to learn more about. So I let go of the idea of generating any significant advertising revenue.
It was fun to see the pennies add up every day. We (Kati, my life partner and I) went back and forth on whether to have advertising turned on or off. Just last week there were incidents which made the decision more clear. A hub visitor said when she went to one of my hubs she saw a banana appear and then was 'kicked off' the site. Others said a video hub would not load. And then I had a negative experience with the deceptive practices of a software company, and that day saw their advertising on one of my hubs. That is when I turned off advertising on all 41 hubs. And it gives a somewhat cleaner and quieter reading experience.
Like others who answered here, I link between my profile and web site. There is good traffic between them so it is mutually beneficial. Published a hub yesterday about 'boosting internet presence' in this way.
The other benefit is in networking with people with whom I feel some kinship. I have enjoyed the creative aspects of writing, making video hubs with Movie Maker and a video screen capture program, and interacting with hubbers on Questions. It is an experience of learning and growing.
I am a retired executive. I learnt the intricacies of the web or internet through Google Hep. I am big fan of Google. Withing four months of my experience on the web I landed up at 3-4 adsense revenue sharing sites as Google helped me in a big way to get my Google Adsense account approved. Google approval, fee time available with me and my lust for sharing knowledge and acquiring new skills was the driving force to join HubPages, which I discovered in January 2013. Now I think why I could not find a good global site earlier and meet intelligent hubbers like you. Learning through earning is my slogan to be here. Interestingly my adsense earning have started moving us. I do not whom to thank among Google, IndiastudyChannel or HubPages. I will follow the rule "When in Rome, do as the Romans do" that I thank HubPages for their continuous support and prividing such a beautiful platform to express me freely and fearlessly.
I see you are full of thanks and praise for HP, wqaindia, great to see whatever happens you are enjoying HP for what it is. Great to be in contact with fellow hubbers in many parts of the world.
I never knew about HP until it was recomended others. :
Since my youngest years I have been encouraged ot put my thoughts into words and share them.. So that is how I found my place here. Little did I know that I would find myself in a world of lovely people who open their lives and their thoughts to all of us. ps
HubPages is much more than Facebook or LinkedIn. With HP I can travel and learn new things and I can share my ideas. I use HP as my photo book of the web surfing and often I return to my online scrapbook.
As I have said before my greatest love of HP is the pen pals. Thanks to HP I have friends now from all over the world.
It is here on HubPages that I can ask technical questions for items that I need to know. I may be a great grandmother but I wish to stay current and learn and grow.
Yet after all these reasons, the financial fact remains, I make money from this part time job - I can walk away for weeks, return and still see earnings in my account.
Some people knit, sew, I write and share ideas and craft this online scrapbook and meet people from around the world.
I feel that hubpages can open door for me and my business, which is why I decided to join.
I'm on Hubpages because I wanted to write but wasn't sure of my own abilities. You receive constructive criticism from fellow writers which is invaluable. I have also made many friends on here and read fascinating articles. What's not to love?
I knew I was never gonna get rich writing about the geeky topics that I'm good at writing about, so HubPages is mainly a hobby/outlet for me. I'll reach a payout sometime down the road, but I'm in no hurry. As long as I enjoy doin' it, then I'll keep Hubbing.
To build my confidence in my writing and develop my skills and knowledge.
i have just join hub page for sharing my experience
by sampurna shrestha 10 years ago
Hey hubbers out there.. I am new to hubpages and i am not sure if I can really make money here. Like i have seen some success stories in hubpages but that seems to be long time ago. I am a student and i have little extra time. I would like to utilize my time writing hubs here only if I can really...
by Tilecleaninghub 12 years ago
Anyone know who makes the most money on hubpages. (besidest the hubpages owners of course). If you don't know then lets hear some speculating.
by my-success-guru 13 years ago
Who is the top earner? I heard of one lady earning around $1800 per month. Do you think you can eventually double or triple this?
by Kristy Callan 9 years ago
When I look at the questions section of hubpages I see pages and pages of silly questions. A lot of the time, when I click on "unanswered" or "latest" I see that the same person has asked ten or so questions in a row. I suspect that in most cases this is because of the fact that...
by Dil Vil 10 years ago
Previously there was Apprenticeship Program and that was closed. However, still rewards were being given to Apprenticeship Program people and also (may be) to few more hubbers for every hub they publish (Saw in a forum long back - I am sad - I could not open that program link also).I thought, soon...
by Mike Pugh 11 years ago
When you first joined hubpages. Did you ever get discouraged, because?When you first joined hubpages, we're you at all shocked or surprised to see fellow hubbers with impressive numbers like 1000+ hubs written? Did seeing such numbers at first, discourage you any, motivate you, or pose itself to...
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