I am a newer,and I want to know what is hub and how to start it.
Think of a hub as a freelance journalism article - on any topic you wish. Some topics get more traffic and more money than others.
http://learningcenter.hubpages.com/2-1- … -and-tags/
You can fill it with content such as text, pictures, videos, polls, news and more.
Read some other hubber's hubs on the topic - there are many good ones if you browse around.
You can start a hub by first picking a topic.
You can choose whatever you like, if you are a big fan of Michael Jackson for example, write a hub about him.
You can write everything, from his hair color to your favorite song.
From his song list to his family, seriously everything.
Like WryLilt said you can add text, pictures, polls etc.
It's like an article for a house magazine.
Thanks,RoyZwam.one more question,whether I can have hub only one or I cam have many hubs in future?
Seriously? I shouldn't even justify your request with an answer...do you not bother to read the TOS ot help pages to find out what a site is about before you join it? You will not get any help here from the people "in the know" unless you can at least show that you've put some effort in to learning what HubPages is about on your own, then if you have technical questions there are plenty of great hubbers here that would be willing to help.
I think we all were in this position once, Lily Rose. I thought my first hub was a blog/profile of sorts and only wrote a few hundred words - about myself.
Fortunately the two nice hubbers who commented weren't scathing - they were very nice, welcomed me and led me in the right direction so I didn't get scared off too fast.
Yup I did the same thing, wrote a nice intro all about myself for my first hub, thinking it was an "about me" page, lol!
I'm sorry, but I beg to differ. I do not want to start a confrontation, but I strongly feel that anyone who joins a site should do the initial legwork themselves - heck, your own profile says: "If you are new to hubpages I recommend you read quick guide to hubpages,..." Sure, it links to your hub, but the point is that you recommend that new hubbers read a how to - how is that different from what I am saying?
Like I said previously, there are a lot of great hubbers here that are more than willing to help someone who asks relevant help questions - but I can tell you without a doubt that the best hubbers that help people here would agree with me.
I had a lot of questions when I first started, too, and they were answered here in the forums, whether I asked the question of searched for a relevant forum thread; however, I took the time to read what Hubpages was about and I didn't ask a stupid question like "What is a hub and how do I make one?"
I couldn't agree more. And there's no reason why the forums shouldn't be a new hubbers first port of call when trying to find answers. And they will usually be pointed in the right direction when doing so.
If a hubber doesn't want to be helpful or feels that the question being asked is beneath them, then they are free to ignore it completely and move on.
I agree with the forums being a great place to ask for help, but not the first place a new hubber should go to ask what a hub is!
I never said that I was unwilling to be helpful, just that I expect someone asking for help to put a little effort into learning a little something before asking for help - it's not like there's any difficulty in doing a little reading to find out what a hub is, especially once you've joined the site. And it's pretty obvious from the original poster's question that he/she has put no effort at all into educating himself...
Just review his posts here - he even asks if he can only have one hub or many more - seriously!
Cant believe people have replied seriously to this!!
I did my homework! I read forum posts and 'how to' hubs for 4 or 5 weeks before I joined the site, and another week before I wrote my first hub. I have never stopped reading.
There may be a few nice and tolerant hubbers who will post a nice reply to such a 'tell me everything because I can't be bothered to do my homework' post.
I must agree with Lily Rose in that the serious hubbers who can offer serious and valuable advice, are not going to bother.
Why not ask for links to the best getting started resources?
Thanks, Rose Mary - maybe Wrylilt just needed to hear it from someone else! You said it better than I did!
To automatically assume everyone is an idiot doesn't say much for your intellect, WryLilt. I give people a chance, but if they prove to be idiots off the bat they do not get my vote. I have very little tolerance for stupidity.
I'll say it again - if someone joins a website - VOLUNTARILY! - then they are solely responsible for getting off their own ass and figuring out what it's all about. Only after they educate themselves, even a little bit, is it ok to ask for help here. To ask people to do the work for you is plain stupid and that type of person has no place here amongst serious hubbers who have a clue. There's a big difference between idiocy and ignorance; I'm not sure you realize this.
"It's better to remain silent and be thought of a fool then to speak up and remove all doubt."
The most amusing and indeed sad part is how much time people have wasted arguing about whether or not to offer support - come on guys, get a life!
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