How do you measure your success as a Hubpages writer?

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  1. jpcmc profile image90
    jpcmcposted 9 years ago

    How do you measure your success as a Hubpages writer?

  2. lorlie6 profile image76
    lorlie6posted 9 years ago

    Hi jpcmc-long time and all that!  Good to see you again.
    Your question is quite timely with so many of us  concerned with monetary gain, Google placement, and fluctuation in our statuses on this site-among other things.
    I've been thinking about your question most of the day and I honestly think everyone should do this as well-then we can  identify what is valuable to us as writers.
    Success is many things to many people, and for me it's not measured in dollars; I've been on the site for over 4 years and have yet to pull in $100.  Certainly I hoped for financial gain, but it was simply not meant to be.  So far!
    What I have found most important here is being able to express myself honestly, to practice and improve my writing style, and to interact with and learn from other hubbers.  Taking into account those variables, I am a huge success.

    1. jpcmc profile image90
      jpcmcposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Glad to see you as well.  Yes, recent events have made us squirm a little more than usual.  2 years into hubbing, I still get trickles but i still enjoy writing, sharing and reading from other hubbers.

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    Robbie C Wilsonposted 9 years ago

    For me, I set my own goals and measure my success by measuring my progress towards those goals. I have several goals in play at the moment covering writing hubs, re-writing old hubs, daily traffic targets and also a monetary target. These keep me busy and motivated. I am less worried about what other people are achieving, we are all different and want different things out of HubPages.

  4. stricktlydating profile image85
    stricktlydatingposted 9 years ago

    For me, I aim to continue increasing my monthly income and page views.

    1. jpcmc profile image90
      jpcmcposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good luck with that.  i'm sure everyone of us would like a little nudge in our income and views.

  5. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 9 years ago

    Traffic, money and to a lesser degree, people who leave thankful comments.

    1. jpcmc profile image90
      jpcmcposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for sharing.  ... I hope this counts as a thankful comment.  LOL

  6. ChristinS profile image39
    ChristinSposted 9 years ago

    Of course the obvious with earnings/traffic, but also how many times my hubs are shared/pinned - because I have had several that went viral on Pinterest. Also, I measure the success based on the feedback/comments I receive which are always helpful.  In an indirect way, I base my success here on how many paying clients I have, because I use my hubs as writing samples a lot when getting clients. Right now I have so much going on that I've had to turn down some jobs, so that means my hubs are doing something to help me out also.

  7. Diana Lee profile image81
    Diana Leeposted 9 years ago

    Popularity is a biggy in my book and I'm not talking so much about the traffic as I am the friendly feedback. I would be inspired to write more if given good comments from the few readers who read my hubs than no comments with a thousand views. Exposure is important, yes, but it also tells you your writing is not interesting enough to expect a compliment if you have a large audience with no response. Maybe you got the title right to draw them in and the content lacks the zest to keep them reading it.  Money here may come from traffic, but what if you write books or articles other places. Hard copies may be another story all together.

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    Ben Blackwellposted 9 years ago

    I would measure my success ultimately by the quality of my articles.  Quality is first - everything else is second.  Writing for the sake of making money rather than for the sake of writing something for a purpose is a distortion of what art is about (not to say that it's wrong to have a writing job.  This can be reflected by positive comments, feedback on the bottom of the hubs, and various earned accolades, such as writing engaging topics people like to read from start to finish.

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    JThomp42posted 9 years ago

    By my earnings and my traffic. Writing material that people really enjoy reading.


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