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Work Sucks

  1. Stacie Naczelnik profile image75
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    Why can't I be a full time hubber?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Would be nice, wouldn't it?

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      pgrundyposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I'm right there with ya--What do you do at work? I'm a CSR for a midwest bank. I hate it hate it hate it but my insurance costs me $27 every two weeks.

      It did help me get some good writing projects on finance topics though.

      1. stephhicks68 profile image82
        stephhicks68posted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I'm right there there too.  I want to write for a living, but have too much other "stuff" on my plate (real work, kids, hubby, bills, etc.) to figure it all out.  *sigh*

    3. Inspirepub profile image82
      Inspirepubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Because $1,800 per month is not enough to live on?

      Jenny

      P.S. I second Darkside - if you figure out how to make money on HubPages, you can set up your own websites and make even more, using those skills.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I make about $1700 a month after taxes...and that is Canadian dollars smile

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          pgrundyposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Wow. Is that all from Hubpages?

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
            Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            No, that is from my "real" job smile

      2. seamus profile image52
        seamusposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Wow, $1800 on HubPages? That sounds like a lot. Most people who've mentioned what they make say they make about $1 per day. I guess those making more don't talk about it?

        1. Inspirepub profile image82
          Inspirepubposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          There is rumored to be one person earning at that level on Hubpages. It would take about a million visitors a month, give or take, to achieve that - that's visitors in your share of the impressions.

          I don't know if you could do it without "sponsoring" a bunch of other Hubbers - you get a share of their impressions when you do that.

          Just writing a lot of Hubs won't do it, because I know someone with hundreds of Hubs who hasn't made that much in the whole of their career on HubPages yet.

          Then again, the right Hub can make you $50 a month, too. If it gets heaps of traffic and a good click-through rate.

          But basically, for most Hubbers, HubPages is a nice way to get a small amount of money. A few dollars a day is a reasonable expectation after a few months of consistent Hubbing.

          Jenny

  2. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    But don't have all your eggs in one basket. Diversify. Imagine if for some reason beyond your control (or the site admin's control) the server went down for 24 hours. That could mean a loss of a days revenue.

    By all means have HubPages as your number one site, but spread your roots.

  3. Marye Audet profile image91
    Marye Audetposted 9 years ago

    LOL Jenny
    that is exactly what our entire household income for 12 people is right now.  And has been for several months.

  4. Inspirepub profile image82
    Inspirepubposted 9 years ago

    Whew, Marye - you obviously don't live in San Francisco!

    Jenny

  5. Marye Audet profile image91
    Marye Audetposted 9 years ago

    nope. smile we live in the Dallas area...
    but our house is paid off, and we have 2 acres, raise alot of our food, and don't use heat or a/c unless temperatures are very extreme.

  6. Stacie Naczelnik profile image75
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    I am actively working on applications for grad school to get a MFA in creative writing, but that is still some time off (if I even get in the first time around).  I have something to look forward to, but work is draining me...I haven't even had the brain energy to think about publishing a new hub lately.

  7. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Work is aggravating for me today.  Here's my list of stuff:

    Compile a list of site issues reported by customers from a list of 43,000 customer emails
    Transfer specific customer product requests and separate them by appropriate studio representative
    Update previous request logs in Excel to reflect content which has gone live (about 3,000 logged requests)
    Update customers who requested the now-live content as to the change in status
    Reopen about 6,000 customer requests which were improperly answered
    Properly answer said requests
    Catch up on the 100ish current requests waiting to be answered

    Shoot me.

  8. Stacie Naczelnik profile image75
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    Well, I have a boss who spends half of her time lecturing us about spreading gossip, and the other half spreading the gossip.

    I am advising and supervising a student who complains about her job and "disappears" every time I leave her alone for even thirty seconds.  She also loudly says how "retarded" everything is, and tells other students that every single woman raped in India is also raped again by the police.  She insists it happens to every woman in India.  She also informed me that South America is a very Catholic country.  Yes: country.  Oh boy.  She also uses a lot of profanity very loudly and loves talking about her vagina so the entire office can hear.  I inherited her from another employee who left the job at the beginning of the year.  Ten more weeks.

    And, that's just the tip of the iceberg.

  9. stephhicks68 profile image82
    stephhicks68posted 9 years ago

    Exactly!  I have had 20,000 views on HubPages and made just over $53 so far.   So do the math.  That has taken me 3 months since I joined, but I haven't done a lot of promotion, etc.  I have a little over 100 hubs and 200 fans.  So, I consider it a hobby and fun so far...

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      pgrundyposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I write for Hubpages for fun and for the great people I meet here. I haven't made a dime here. I do make enough to quit my day job writing for other sites though-- I have about $450/week in regular income from longterm writing gigs, and then I take on extra freelance work too. Right now I'm finishing up two ebooks: one on money-saving recipes and one on the Law of Attraction. I haven't found it hard to make money writing online but I don't know a thing about MLM or any of that stuff--I just write copy for other people who mess with that.

      My bank job pays me $12 an hour and I work 20 hours each week, and that is 20 hours too much.I really resent it sometimes.But I need health insurance, and as robie2 has pointed out to me, it gives me a lot of great material for ranting and exposees!

      I do make some pocket money at a couple of other "fun" writing sites, but they are not nearly as fun as Hubpages.

  10. Paraglider profile image88
    Paragliderposted 9 years ago

    A few hundred $US doesn't go far in US or Europe, but it could be quite a reasonable income for someone living in parts of the Far East. Maybe there's your game plan - build your Internet income to say $500 pcm, then up sticks and relocate in Thailand or mainland China.

    1. Lissie profile image82
      Lissieposted 9 years ago in reply to this


      It would work for me - though I wouldnt choose China- they have winters! A lot of working nomads do just that - its much easier to make  a living online if you are living in a cheaper country.

  11. About-The-Home profile image61
    About-The-Homeposted 9 years ago

    I agree work sucks, but I'm being made redundant (or downsized) at the end of June and I think no work (=no money) will suck worse!!!

  12. Inspirepub profile image82
    Inspirepubposted 9 years ago

    Gerry, you have a couple of months yet - time to get serious about the whole make-money-online thing!

    Jenny

  13. About-The-Home profile image61
    About-The-Homeposted 9 years ago

    Thanks Jenny, you're an inspiration, but nothing seems to be working for me yet.

  14. seriessek profile image52
    seriessekposted 9 years ago

    Stacie,
    Believe me I've felt your pain.  I was in banking for 12 years.  All you do all day is listen to peoples problems and have them come to you when something horrible has happened in their lives like someone dies or gets divorced.  There's only so much negativity one person can take in a day!  I finally quit back in Oct.  My hubby got tired of me coming home miserable.  Now I am trying to get my home based biz up and running and I love every minute of it.

    I know for now you have to do it for the insurance.  Hang in there girl!  Keep doing what you are doing here and maybe just maybe someday you can hang that stinky bank job up!  Good luck to you!

 
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