Do you use HubPages as a outlet for your writing, or as a financial side hussel?
That is the wonderful thing about HubPages. You can do both. I chose HubPages primarily because I could write whatever I wanted to without too many restrictions. Now, after I finished about 20 articles, I was able to monetize. I've made about $1 so far; so, the pay is not at all glorious. My advice would be to never count on the money from HubPages; I mean, if you are successful, you could afford going out to eat once a month on HubPages dime. However, as a "side hussel," HubPages is pretty much useless.
This is not true, some of us can go out to dinner several times a month on what we make here if we are so inclined. At only 20 hubs that's not an entirely accurate assessment of the potential here I have 130 7 of those are the real money earners
The short answer is both, but don't count on HP to be that great of a side hustle. My hubs have helped me get clients as a freelancer though and I also use them to cross-promote my older niche sites and vice versa. Regardless, it takes a long time to build up to getting regular income here, but it's a good place to hone your writing skills if you are willing to put in the effort.
There are several who make payout here every month easily - some many times that, but it is usually due to seasoned hubs, good SEO and promotion (not spamming!) and things like Pinterest friendly images and the like that drive the kind of traffic you need to earn well. Older hubs also do better - so it's an exercise in patience.
As for me, I joined HubPages because of their hub format, style and accolades. It is a great way to showcase one's ideas and share to different people all over the world. The financial benefit of actually offering people to write about their business in my account is just a bonus.
i use hubpages to hone my skills as a grammar nazi. it's "hustle."
Hubpages is the first online website that I joined and from there, I joined Webanswers, Elance and Fiverr.Com. Hubpages is good for my writing because I never wrote to any website before, that is where I realised that I can write about anything that I am knowledgeable of like languages, gardening, cooking and any topic that I like to write about. I also learnt from other veteran hubbers here.
I use it as an outlet/hobby. If I can earn some beer money every few months by posting goofy s**t, that's OK with me.
I write because I write....it's what I DO. I have a very healthy, active muse and as with all writers, I was blessed with this gift. I can't imagine wasting a gift...especially one I so love!
Writing for HP just happens to be a side Hustle for a bit of mad money. I see that as a small bonus to indulging in one of my passions.
As Christin has mentioned. To make REAL money in freelance is no small task and certainly won't be accomplished by writing on just ONE site. Perhaps there are very few who started here 6 or 7 years ago and have really soared to high levels. But it would be just a few.
I wrote for years before HP and would continue to...as long as I'm breathing.........Just before joining HP, I wrote a monthly column in a local magazine for 4 years. It was nice, but didn't satisfy my desire to reach further.
I use it for both. For a while I've wanted to write articles and reviews and I've also wanted to make money from writing, which is what I love the most and what I've always dreamt of doing. I've only been published in charity projects so far so I haven't earned any money from writing fiction yet. However I didn't come here expecting to make easy money. I've been in the earnings program for about a month and have made a little over a dollar. It's really the writing part, which I'm here for but it's great that you can earn money from doing it.
I just like to wrirte and find Hub Pages to be a great and inspirational place to engage in this pass time. I like the money as well but do not aim to make payout regularly. Infact I'm not even close after just over a year
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