How did you discover HubPages?
Was it by a purposeful search for a writing site? Could it have been by word of mouth? Was there an advertisement of some sort somewhere? Maybe it was pure luck?
I got transferred here by Squidoo. Before the merger, I'd never heard of HubPages.
I work as English - Arabic translator .. one day, a customer asked me to translate an article from Arabic to English to publish it somewhere .. after i get the work done, he came back and said "Can you edit it for me?" I did, and came again and again and again.. I got mad and asked him why he keep editing it! he sent me Hubpages link and said that every time he submit the article, Hubpages reject it .. i read hubpages terms to improve the article .. In the meantime, i fall in love with hubpages and read hubs everyday
I was looking for an alternative to social media; whereby people engage in meaningful / thought provoking conversation as opposed to 'this is what I am doing right now- status updates". I like the fact that one can share information and ideas on this platform and I was looking into blogging as an alternative social media pass time as well. I discovered Hubpages via a search engine by accident but it was a worthwhile find.
I discovered it accidentally. My son used to write for Brighthub.com, then it was closed. I occasionally browse to read his articles on troubleshooting.
I was new to the computer those days in 2012. Then, he was discouraged at the closure of that site and was searching for other works. I wanted to confirm whether it got closed permanently in 2014 and when searching for brighthub, I found one hubpages.com. Then went through it. It appealed to me and on browsing for some days, I came to know that I can also write there by signing up.
So I got signed up and started with the article on cigarette smoking. This article was to educate and warn my son about the bad effects of smoking. But, he did not leave smoking and my writing work kept on. That's how I entered this beautiful world of Hubpages.
I was advised to look for a writing site for two reasons:
1. To sharpen my writing skills and broaden my subject base;
2. To broadcast my own books through a specific page.
Having found Hub-pages I first put together a page to do 2) whilst adapting my writing style 1) as a sort of 'sales vehicle'. I was asked after a matter of months whether I wanted to start a sub-domain...
Several years later I have topped 105,000 readers, I'm on almost 300 pages on subjects between specialist travel, history and a few period sagas. The writing here also brings in some earnings... handy.
I love to write. I was unemployed at the time. It was a horrible New Jersey winter and I was going to a writer's club once a month at the local library. The organizer of the writer's club told me of this site. And so the story goes. I was unemployed for 23 months and did what I do best. Write, write and write. And yes even with all the hub changers (which I don't like) I am still here.
It was over 5 years ago now, although I still remember. My brother had joined looking for a source of passive income. He recommended I try it, since I like to write. And here I am 5 years later.. not really in it for money (although it's nice), but more for the experience and personal growth. I go through phases with HP, taking years off at a time, but always eventually coming back. I am currently "back."
by Steve Andrews 5 years ago
People have suggested I join Infobarrel so I did. I unpublished and deleted a hub here about La Guancha in Tenerife and thought I would use it as my first InfoBarrel article. The first problem I ran into was it said I was using a keyword too much. The keyword was roses and I was saying that there...
by Geekdom 4 years ago
I am looking for another writing site similar to the Old HubPages.With the newest updated forcing me to reformat most of my hubs and views declining drastically I am looking for a new writing site. HubPages is becoming to much hub maintenance instead of writing. I love the pay per click, easy...
by Shadaan Alam 4 years ago
I know nobody would declare his earnings but i think most of us are writing on a number of revenue sharing sites be it wizzley, infobarrel, squidoo etc. However in terms of revenue which has been the best site for you?
by Elizabeth Parker 4 years ago
How long have you been writing on hubpages?Just curious to see how long everyone has been on hubpages. I only discovered it this year.
by Susannah Birch 2 years ago
1. Ignore the number of followers & internal views. 2. Ignore hubber and hub scores. 3. Write, write, write to build up a base of quality content.4. Write on low competition topics so views increase with time. 5. Stop promoting so much when you could be writing. It's a waste of time unless you...
by Nell Rose 7 years ago
I have just found this new writing site, that after spending nearly an hour taking a test to prove my worthiness! I was wondering if it was worth it! they pay you about 2 dollars each article if it is 300 words, but of course you have to write it about 3 times! is it worth it? thanks
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