Can you use your Hubs as writing samples for freelance writing jobs?

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  1. Blogger Mom profile image65
    Blogger Momposted 11 years ago

    Specifically, has anyone submitted their best hub articles as writing samples to help get a job?  I'm not talking about re-using hubs to publish somewhere else - I just mean using them as part of a resume, as an example of past written work.  Thanks!

  2. Peter M. Lopez profile image86
    Peter M. Lopezposted 11 years ago

    I have.

  3. C.M. Vanderlinden profile image63
    C.M. Vanderlindenposted 11 years ago

    Yep, I've done it a couple of times, and gotten good feedback, including a couple of pretty lucrative writing jobs. It definitely helps if the hub you submit is along the lines of the content they want you to write, but any well-written, professional looking hub will  work.

  4. Blogger Mom profile image65
    Blogger Momposted 11 years ago

    Excellent...thanks! smile

  5. profile image51
    philem44posted 11 years ago

    Below are some vital tricks and tips to help you generate traffic none stop guaranteed:

    *Free advertising:

    1. Write and submit articles to the article directories.
    2. Answer peoples’ questions on
    3. Post in forums and have a link to your site in your signature.
    4. Write a press release and submit it to
    5. Advertise your website in the appropriate category on
    6. Submit your website to the major search engines.
    7. Give an unbiased testimonial of a product/service that you
        have used in exchange for a backlink to your site.
    8. Optimize each page of your website for a particular keyword
        or search phrase.
    9.  Add a link in your email signature to your website.
    10. Have a tell-a-friend form on your site.
    11. Send articles to ezine publishers that includes a link to your
    12. Hold a crazy content and make it go viral.
    13. Submit your site to any related niche directories on the net.
    14. Give away a freebie (ebook, report, e-course) to keep people
          coming back to your site.
    15. Find joint venture partners that will send you traffic.
    16. Submit a viral video to
    17. Start an affiliate program and let your affiliates send you
    18. Start your own newsletter or ezine.
    19. Sell or place classified ads on with a link to
          your site.
    20. Create and sell a product with resell or giveaway rights and     
          include a link to your site in order to pass it around etc.

    * Paid Advertising:
    1. Buying traffic.
    2. Pay-per-click (PPC) search engine advertising.
    3. Ezine advertising.
    4. Pay-per-lead/ pay-per-sales 
    5. Paying for link exchange

    You don’t need to be thinking how you will steal the top listing    in the search engine as many internet marketers do because it is simply a waste of time. However, each search engine is unique and has its own guidelines in regard to how they rank a web page. Besides, there are always frequent changes in their guidelines such that it is impossible to keep up with them. Your best approach after submitting your website to the search engines is to optimize your website to the best of your ability. Submit your pages to the search engines and forget about them. Resubmit your main pages anytime there is a significant change.

    Your precious time can be utilized well by applying other marketing techniques and principles rather than fighting the search engine wars.

    If you really want to make huge success online, you must be willing and ready to invest in your online business. There are many advertising schemes that will enable you to make targeted sales in record time.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Spam, spam, spam spam.

      1. makemoneyonline profile image36
        makemoneyonlineposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        That's was usefull for me as I am still a newbie so stop making the police when you don't need too : as far as I know he didn't post any link to his own hubs so it's not spam (and even if he did if it is appropriate it's not spam either).

        1. darkside profile image81
          darksideposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Question: "Can you use your Hubs as writing samples for freelance writing jobs?"

          Answer? "Below are some vital tricks and tips to help you generate traffic none stop guaranteed"

          This thread wasn't the right place for such an answer.

          1. makemoneyonline profile image36
            makemoneyonlineposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Hmm ... you're right it's because I didn't even read the first post myself but his post straight away smile

    2. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 11 years agoin reply to this the question posted rather than post an off-topic answer.

    3. Rusty Green profile image50
      Rusty Greenposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      How does having a newsletter generate traffic to your hub? Are you saying to put a link in the newsletter? But what if the content has nothing to do with your bub?

  6. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 11 years ago

    Why on earth would you NOT use your hubs to show the quality of your writing. For me, it was part of the reason for wanting to write here in the first place. I have, in fact, just accepted a job writing and managing this site:

    Luxury Property Blog

    At least partly based on some of the hubs I have written. This one in particular went down very well as part of my online writing resume:

    How I got my hub to be on Google's first page

    When the competition is over, I will be doing a hub about the benefits of using hubpages as a venue for your writing talents.

    1. amy jane profile image79
      amy janeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I started at Hubpages for the same reason. I needed some fresh clips and a personal blog just isn't the same. My print clips are ten years old and I had no experience writing web content.

      I'm completely hooked and love it here, but that's a different topic!

      Looking forward to reading that hub, Mark smile

  7. Shirley Anderson profile image62
    Shirley Andersonposted 11 years ago

    I recently bid successfully on a writing project, and got a job teaching English as a second language using my hubpages as part of my online resume.  Also linked to one of my Helium pages.

    Combining print clips with online ones would, I hoped, show the prospective client that I can work in both mediums.  It was a successful method for me.

    Technically, your hubpage is a published clip and I can't see why on earth you can't use it, in fact I think you'd be crazy not to, especially if you don't have any other credits to use.

    Go for it, I say, and best of luck in procuring work.  We're rooting for you!

  8. Blogger Mom profile image65
    Blogger Momposted 11 years ago

    Thanks everyone, and thanks Mark - I'll look forward to reading that hub.  I actually used one of your links from your making money online hub (, so I really appreciate all of the info you give us beginners. smile

    Amy, my personal blogs aren't worthy of submitting as writing samples - that's why I love writing here...not only is the traffic 100x better than my blogs, but I'm writing about topics that may be out of my comfort zone.  It's a great way to get the practice I need.

    Thanks again, everyone! smile

  9. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 11 years ago

    LOL - he is pissed that I told him off for spamming up another forum thread.

    Sock puppets? I seem to remember learning that term from you big_smile


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