I just joined hubpages a day ago. I've only posted two hubs so far. I actually joined as I love writing and write from my heart. I just posted an article about improving self-confidence which I hope some of you will read (I used to have very little self-confidence but now am a tiger). It seems a lot of people are on here because of the potential revenue which is cool but I'm not. I signed up to write articles that actually benefit people and as I mentioned I love writing. Am I looking at this the wrong way, as in if I don't actually make any revenue I still feel better knowing I may have helped somebody? Is anybody else here just because they really have something to say and if the money doesn't roll in they are cool with that?
you called my name. I'm not here for the money, I'm here to begin my writing career and if I earn any money it'll be a big bonus.
I do it for both. I do like to write and I also would like to make money in the future.
Rafini, you write some great stuff. I am glad to see I'm not the only one here who joined simply because they have stories to share.
I share your passion for writing useful hubs. I do not write here solely for the money, although it is nice to have the money side of things, it is far more important to have enjoyment and passion for what you do. Welcome to hubpages, I feel confident you will love it here! Excuse me please, I posted this in the wrong spot!
I tell ya, sometimes I'm really daft.
Hello and Welcome to HubPages! Enjoy your time, check the help sections, have fun and participate in the forums (without taking things too personally) and write to your hearts content!
Hi lemondrop, welcome to hubpages, I read your hub on self-confidence. I left a lengthy response on the hub and I choose to follow you at this time.
I think that your hub could be improved by doing the following general things:
Format style is unusual and seems sort of like a list
This discussion does not seem to be give and take, I like it when the hub talks to me.
The hub should be a little longer.
I would like to see more pictures of the self-confident writer.
You do have google ads.
Otherwise good work....nice first edition hub. I suspect that with some time and trials, your hubs will improve rapidly.
I have not even got around to thinking about earning money and I have been here for a year.
Nice to meet yo lemondrop. Welcome
I care about money, but not enough not to write what I want to write.
I get annoyed by the hubs that plainly are only about money. If there is nothing helpful, interesting or amusing, it's just junk.
So - I'm happy you feel that way. I'll go taje a look.
Welcome, lemondrop11! I don't write for the money, either. It's just a bonus that I really don't count on as income. My hubs are sort of 'memoir style' and I hope they help others-at least I give it a shot!
Hi, and welcome. I don't write for money either. As you can see above, there's lots that don't. I came to HP to amuse myself and maybe a few others who might share my sense of humor. That's pretty much it. I will say, however, that you will make money by accident on HP, especially if you write half way decent and your articles are interesting to at least someone. Which, I am going to go see right now. Again, welcome.
Hi Lemondrop11, there are plenty of us here who write for the love of it. There are also some brilliant writers who make a fair whack on hubpages. What publishing on this site does really well is giving you a forum to try stuff out and 'find your style' and have a great deal of fun with the other hubsters. Nice to meet you!
I don't write here for the money, but the money is what enables me to write...if that makes any sense . I'm a full-time writer, and so I can't spend a lot of time doing anything that doesn't make money, yet whenever I can get away from client projects I write only about things I want to. I enjoy helping people, I'm very passionate about the subjects I write about, and my product reviews are all because it's something I've tried and would like other people to have a little bit more to base their own buying/renting/library checkout decisions on.
Like you I write for the love of it, I find I write better hubs when the pressure isn't on to earn money.
What you will find however is that the more quality hubs you write the more money you earn as a biproduct, you just can't help it.
Keep writing, keep enjoying it and welcome to hubpages.
Originally, I signed up here because the only writing I'd been doing was "business" writing (writing what other people hired me to write). That's one kind of writing, but it's not the kind that's involves writing for my own enjoyment. I was using HubPages as my spare-time writing and hobby. When I discovered I could earn pretty decent money with that hobby, all the better. I'm not exactly in a position that includes a few extra hundred dollars a month "doesn't mean much" to me. It does.
So, I'm always hovering between writing what I feel like writing and aiming to turn my hobby into a better earning one that it already is. My mix of Hubs probably shows that. I guess I'm not quite "all about the money", but I'm definitely "much about the money".
My favorite writing is pretty much the "go-wild-and-write-I-think-is-good-writing" kind of writing; but some of the Hubs that have given me the most reward aren't those. Instead, they're Hubs I wrote because I thought I had learned something from personal experience and/or wanted to use bad personal experience "to maybe make something useful to someone else out of them". From way back, I've always had the idea that writing something that helps someone understand themselves or one or another other person, or else that helps someone know they aren't alone in whatever it is they're going through, is about "as good writing gets", in terms of having "redeeming value".
Breaking up my purposes and wearing different Hubber hats ("Earner Hubber", "Hobby-Writer Hubber", and "Try-to-Make-a-Difference-in-Someone's-Life" Hubber)serves my different purposes for writing here.
I don't know if that makes me "Well Balanced Hubber" or "Split-Personality Hubber" - which in turn always leaves me feeling like "No-Real-Plan Hubber".
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