All things considered, do you find HubPages worthwhile the time and effort you put into it?
So far, do your experiences on the site live up to your expectations? What have you heard other people say about their experiences, and would you recommend someone to join?
I'm having a lot of fun and have met some fantastic people here. I'm not sure that my original hope of using HP for residual income will come to anything. The learning curve appears to be far too steep. BTW, I loathe the new automated quote feature.
i had really high expectations at first
now not so much
i'm still pondering this
I have been here almost three years and I enjoy hubpages , yes sites will have there ups and downs and people come and go but watching a site grow like this one has been absolutely amazing! I have recommend hubpages to quite a few and they are still active on hubpages.
I never had any expectations when I joined. I do this for pure joy. As in life though there are people here I adore even though they are an Image on a screen and people here who grate on my nerves. If you are simply here to make a buck you may not enjoy this. But if you are here because you love to write , then you have found a home ! And writing is an artform , and true art and commerce rarely intersect.
But I came here to say what I have to say and if it resonates with someone great ! One last thought expectations are the fastest route to dissapointment !
I came here to write and read. So far, no one has prevented either. So yes.
Definitely. I'm expecting a $250 payout this month. That's not bad when you consider I've averaged less than one Hub a week for the time I've been here - not a bad return on effort!
You'll notice several successful internet entrepreneurs who are still here writing on HubPages - that says something, too, I think.
Sure, I would recommend it. If they love to write and create something then HubPages is for them. If they want to make a fast buck, though, then nope - not for them!
It's working fine for me, even though I am not heavily into doing everything to make big bucks.
I'm still making money and having a great time with many new people I've met. It's been more than I thought it might be.
So, to me, it's well worth my time.
I'm enjoying my time here. I love being able to write about whatever I want to write. I love the easy layout of the hubs...the jury is still out on whether it will make me any money which to be honest is my primary reason for writing. I think of all the hours I am putting in as 'work' although it is a very enjoyable kind of work.
I'm hopeful it will pay dividends in the future. If it doesn't...well, I will still be poor but will have enjoyed my time. It's also been a massive learning curve that I am still on, because it's not simply writing. It's writing, then backlinking, and using the best keywords to get traffic etc etc but most of all the community here is fantastic at sharing tips and SEO knowledge and all the things we really need to know if we want to make a success of online writing.
I really like hp the community here is really supportive, the formats good and I love the fact I can write about whatever I want. The moneys a nice bonus too.
Yes it is worth it, as I can only see Hubpages grow far beyond the confines of a traditional content site and plus I like to write stuff about my drawing and other interesting things I know and earn some money as a bonus and the earning part I really am trying to kick in high gear this year too, so yes it is very worthwhile if you put the time and effort in to creating good quality hubpages.
I'm really enjoying my time here.
It's a good creative outlet for me, and I've met some wonderful people.
As far as money is concerned ... I've heard it takes a while. But even without, it's fun.
I love the HubPage community, there is a great deal of friendship and support here. I have found the layout of HubPages to be very user friendly. I have looked at Squidoo as well and am not impressed with the look of the lenses.
I am still looking at all avenues in relation to actually making some money. There is still a lot to learn.
Meanwhile, I'm just enjoying my time here and look forward to writing, reading and meeting new people.
That all depends upon you, I'd say. It depends upon what you want to get out of it and what you're willing to put into it. At the 9 month mark, things are really picking up for me in terms of predictable income. That's nice, I DID join for that purpose originally. Along the way I've realized there are quite a few "side Perks" as well: friends, writing experience, learning opportunities, SEO knowledge, etc... So, all of these tings have increased my motivation. At first, I didn't really believe I could make any money, but I worked hard and am reaping the benefits. It's the most fun I've had "working" in a long time... But, it all takes time and a lot of effort.
I would and have recommended HubPages. I know quite a few people here pulling in extra cash monthly. Best of luck to you.
Like the community
Makin' money - notta enough to payout
I am enjoying my time here though I am afraid I will soon have to join a 12 step program or something to do more writing and less forum surfing.
Having sold a few articles (travel and mysteries) for nice returns on other sites, I enjoy my time more here. I like being able to write what I choose and being able to edit or remove it, also when I choose.
Although I haven't been here a year yet, I received my first payout a while back and look forward to many more. But for me, the money is just an added bonus for enjoying myself and meeting other great people.
Making money writing depends on many things, not the least of which is being capable of expressing yourself well. No, it ain't no easy thang!
Yes! If you are not a lazy "ad whore" who thinks he/she is going to get rich from HP then YES this place is great! I get PAID to write articles elsewhere.
I use HP simply for fun and practice and I have to admit I love it enough to not want to be banned even if I CAN'T always say what I want to say the way I want to say it or show nipples and @ss-crack.
(By the way, let's remember that any money you MIGHT make is from advertising NOT your actual writing.)
I came to HubPages to make money and found soooo much more! I found an on-line community who cares for each other and supports each other. I found people who think like I do and live accordingly. I found a place I could "let my hair down" and people would still accept me.
I say that the people on HubPages are the best community I've ever found! It has been well worth my time.
I like hub pages well enough it’s a good outlet, and there are some great people, but for revenue not so much. I have doubled my page views on another venue in 3 weeks compared to six months here and with that, Adsense revenue.
Hubpages has been a God send for me, I love to write and meet people, and give words of encouragement to those in search of a religious thread. hubpages let you be yourslef and write what ever you feel within reason. I have told a few pwople of hubpage and they are memebers now. I need money just like anyone else and have finally started making money, but it's n ot the most important thing. I really care about my followers and fans , they are the greatest. Godspeed. creativeone59
I just joined and have been enjoying it , it just takes a little getting used to.
Thanks to everyone for your comments. What has been said so far pretty much confirms my own impression: Most people will find making serious money on HubPages very difficult, but the site has other things to offer.
most people find making money online, period, to be extremely difficult, hubs is actually easier than any other method I have ever used.
The community aspect is awesome also..so its double plus good in my book
I've had a lot of fun hubbing. I've not made any money yet, but I'm sure that will come. I'd rather spend time here than on facebook.
Is it worth it? It all depends on what you want to get out of it. How much time to you have to devote to writing? If you simply enjoy writing and interacting with other hubbers, it's definately worthwhile. If you want to make money, then you have to keep writing quality hubs and make it like a job. I work full-time, so I write during my off time and try to make it work.
I make more money on Squidoo but I joined HubPages to expand my online income potential. I have no expectations yet...I'm too new here to know what's possible for me.
No my experience here is not up to my expectations but still I am satisfied. Yes, it is worth your time and effort and can be a great source of income in the long term.
i have learnt so much here, grown in character, patience, I have only been here 2 months so I am learning everyday from the pros, loving the community. I think that what keeps most people going when times are maybe tough.
A FRIEND OF MINE ASK ME HOW SHE CAN GET ON HUBPAGES CAUSE SHE WANT TO MAKE SOME MONEY-I HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO HER THAT IF SHE JUST WANT TO MAKE MONEY THEN THIS IS NOT FOR HER,TO ENJOY HUBPAGES YOU HAVE TO LOVE TO WRITE, I'VE BEEN HERE FOR THREE YEARS AND I LOVE IT BECAUSE I LOVE TO WRITE AND READ
I found that kontera and adsense are giving better results to me here on HP. I have learned a lot of things and found some good people here. I would like to know more writers and want to interact here so anything that comes with revenue is bonus.
Really, this is a double edged sword.
On one side of things, I love the people here, and it's a great community.
On the other side, I joined so that I could share information about Oklahoma and make a little money on the side.
So far, no money, but a decent amount of Google traffic.
I figure that I'll give it six months. If the income isn't great, I've already got the articles written that I can transfer to a different site. I'll keep posting new articles on HP, but after a certain amount of time, then I'll transfer them.
If things do pick up, great.. I'll be on here for a long time.
I do have some concerns about the new ads, but we'll see. So far, things seem to be going pretty smoothly.
I'm not making any money but the joy I get from meeting all these many different people and reading their work and creating my own is vastly more important to me.
I am glad to be part of this fine community. I am not making any money at the moment but, I enjoy reading the articles from the very many talented writers here on hubpages.
I write for the enjoyment of writing and as a form of self expression. I guess if you view hubpages as a road to wealth you might be flustered. I love it.
Yes, I do think its been worth my time and effort. I have been able to re-home some past articles so they can earn a little more money and I have gotten some writing and photography assignments via my hubs. And, I also enjoy the interaction with other hubbers.
From personal experience I have found that HubPages is worth my time and effort.
I have enjoyed writing and reading Hub-Pages:) Watching my score too much at first...because I looked forward to seeing it grow, the more active I was.
Now I am, trying to regain my wind in writing. Wasn't able to write for the last few days, and my score went down. It is interesting at one point it was 4 points higher than it is now.
I guess when it started going down, I started loosing heart. It was harder for me to hang in there, to have the enthusiam to keep writing.
Yet I am learning more about myself, in this process. I can't measure my efforts by some elses score system.
I have to just write, what God has put on my heart to write about. I do love encouraging others, and being encouraged by others through hub-pages.
Thank you for asking the question! It is a little scary at times sharing from your heart. Putting your feelings out, for everyone to see!
yes, I think it's worth the time and effort. you will find a lot of people who have been here 2 or more years! they must find it a worthwhile place to be.
I enjoy it, the writing platform is easy to work with and the sky is the limit. it's also a great place to read some very good writing and learn about things you've never thought about.
One of the things that I like about HubPages is that the presentation of articles is so attractive. You just won't find better looking things out there. So often, I go to look up something and see a dull page. Not at HubPages. Also, if you want to make money, you have to work at it and stay awhile to build up your links and such. Call me happy.
I've recommended hubpages to several people, two of them joined and as for whether or not I like it or if it's worth it- it has far surpassed my expectations. It is a great place for affirmation, for critique for meeting other writers; the entire atmosphere is 100% enjoyable, addicting and very much part of my life and existence now, and this just after 6 weeks. Hope this helps and hope you feel the love too!
As for the money making part it is very slow in coming but all good things take time. I posted a question regarding this in the forum which my fellow hubbers gave great advice about. I’ve learned through that I am not exactly in it for the money but if I make some I definitely will not complain! Good luck!
I haven't made a killing yet but so far I enjoy my time here
I really appreciate all of your feedback. HubPages is a vast place, that's for sure. And Hubs seem very different compared with blogs and regular websites, each Hubber is like a property owner inside a large community.
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