Do you love Hubpages more for its community or for the passive income?

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  1. CloudExplorer profile image76
    CloudExplorerposted 5 years ago

    Do you love Hubpages more for its community or for the passive income?

    Please explain why so, by your experiences here as a active community member or just as a person who cares to earn that chump change $. (This can be written in the form of a hub as an answer folks, if you wish to do so, please be honest, and make sure to use the answer capsule itself to do so while answering this question, these questions are meant to inspire hubs to be written as answers in conjunction.) Good Luck!

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  2. Faith Reaper profile image85
    Faith Reaperposted 5 years ago

    Well, I have been a member of HubPages for a little over a year, and it is strictly for the community and experimenting with writing just to see.  However, just this week, I went ahead and signed up to earn, so we will see how that goes.  From my understanding from reading others, I believe one could not make a living merely from HubPages, but look at it as more of getting the experience of writing to further future endeavors of writing.  But there are a few "success" stories too.

    God bless.

    1. CloudExplorer profile image76
      CloudExplorerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Faith as long as you write up stuff that people are in need of like How to articles, or crafty stuff, recipes or even commercial writing here you will earn your keep for sure. Good luck! Thanks for the cool answer, this community is the best by far!

  3. bravewarrior profile image91
    bravewarriorposted 5 years ago

    Mike, since I still haven't earned the first $50 (even though I joined in October 2011), I'd have to say I'm here for the community.  I've made some awesome friendships from all over the world.  That in itself is amazing.  I've also learned a lot and have the chance to perfect my writing skills.  I earn a living writing outside of HP but HP gives me the freedom to write what I want and not follow SEO rules unless I want to.  The HP community is fun, loving, caring, willing to share and is comprised of very talented (although some not so much) writers.  I love being a part of the HubPages community.

    1. CloudExplorer profile image76
      CloudExplorerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love your honesty Brave, thanks for the awesome answer up there, yeah earning here for the most part is rough at times, but it doesn't mean we cannot improve over time with it all. I so love hubpages community, we've definitely met some cool folks.

  4. lburmaster profile image84
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    The community and hubpages helps me continue to write. With everything to keep me busy, it takes forever for me to actually sit down and write, or even decide what to write. Hubpages helps me with that.

    1. CloudExplorer profile image76
      CloudExplorerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @lburmaster Trust me I know the feeling. I like your honesty and thank you for providing us a straight forward one. As for me my thoughts are running a mile per minute smile it seems and I've always had to many thoughts to write down LOL a burden maybe.

  5. Necessity profile image60
    Necessityposted 5 years ago

    I have to agree with bravewarrior.  I think I am still here because I like to read the Hubs.  There are a lot of interesting facts all in one place.  I have yet to earn my first $50 as well and I have been here awhile.  I think I am missing a trick or two.  Time to see if that tutorial is up and running again.

  6. heidithorne profile image98
    heidithorneposted 5 years ago

    While certainly I am interested in building (emphasis on "building") a passive income stream for the future, I have found some amazing people on HP that I probably never would have run across in other social media realms. I look at this as a social network of people who love what they do and love to write about it. I've learned a lot from many of them in less than 6 months on the system. Thank you for your contributions to the community!

    1. CloudExplorer profile image76
      CloudExplorerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @heidithorne, thank you for your most honest answer and I can't agree more about this fabulous community. So many differing walks of life conversing in unison and about everything and anything in life and all that it has to offer us all. So cool!

  7. tirelesstraveler profile image79
    tirelesstravelerposted 5 years ago

    While my passive income has increased I have say the community has encouraged me and helped me to be a better writer.  I shutter at some of my earlier hubs.  They were flat out terrible yet people still read them and cheered for me.

  8. moonfairy profile image78
    moonfairyposted 5 years ago

    I agree with everyone! I'm here because of the supportive community. It's so nice to put your writing on the line and get fantastic feedback.....it's a comforting place to be.

  9. WalterPoon profile image77
    WalterPoonposted 5 years ago

    My question is why can't it be both? As a formerly active Wikipedian, I must say that you missed out one more option, i.e. self-satisfaction in writing. Wikipedia does not pay a single cent, nor does it have a community to speak of. All you ever 'meet' there is an administrator breathing down your neck, if you write something wrong. And yet, there are so many contributors there.

    I'm looking forward to the HubPages Apprentice Program but I just joined HubPages recently and I understand that there's a long waiting list. That program alone will be worth a lot of money, if you were to take a similar course outside.

    As for the community, there's nothing like camaraderie and a sense of belonging. This alone, is sufficient in itself, but money, whether passive or active, is always good. To say to the contrary is nothing but pure hypocrisy. And I've learnt a lot from the community in 6 weeks... more than I'd been learning in the last 2 years with my own websites.

    1. CloudExplorer profile image76
      CloudExplorerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome! answer WalterPoon, I love it for the community much more than for the money, because its not helping me earn much anymore. I was making payout every 2 months a while back, and now its like every 4 months. I love this community a great deal.

    2. WalterPoon profile image77
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      CloudExplorer, a cool answer so that I don't set too high an expectation... you just told me what to expect, without saying it in words. With minimum payout of US$50, 4 months means, eeeemmmmm.....

  10. Nationette profile image78
    Nationetteposted 5 years ago

    i like it for the idea of the passive income, but i functionally love it as a personal creative outlet.

    1. WalterPoon profile image77
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nationette, that's as honest an answer as anyone can ever get.

    2. Nationette profile image78
      Nationetteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What else is there to be but genuine me? haha but thank you! i definitely endorse honesty in all situations

    3. WalterPoon profile image77
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A WYSIWYG... What You See Is What You Get!

    4. Nationette profile image78
      Nationetteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      hahah yesss!!

 
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