My one-year anniversary on HubPages

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  1. NaomiR profile image76
    NaomiRposted 13 years ago

    Last August, I joined HubPages, thinking it would be an "easy" way to make some extra money. Boy, was I wrong, but it's been an interesting ride, anyway.

    I'm not the most prolific Hubber or even close to being the most successful, but for a "Hubber Hobbyist," I'm happy with the few hundred extra bucks that's in my bank account. I enjoy being able to write about whatever I want, and have many people read my work. I've also enjoyed learning about writing for the Internet, in general. When I joined last year, I knew absolutely nothing about SEO or keywords or RSS feeds, or any of that good stuff. I wouldn't call myself an expert, but I have definitely learned a lot and now know how to get my Hubs toward the front of Google.

    This July was actually my most successful month to date and I'm excited about my next year on HP. So for all of you newcomers who are doubting the process, stick with it, learn all you can and be prepared to work hard. I'm proud of the work that I've put in this past year and feel as if my time has paid off.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image80
      Shadesbreathposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats on sticking with it for a full year.  And you've been more prolific than I have, so, while that may not be saying much, it's saying something.  And I have, like you, learned a lot about SEO and stuff too.  Mostly just enough to spoof it more than actually use it, but hey, that's something too.  Good luck in the next year.  May your wealth grow exponentially.

  2. NaomiR profile image76
    NaomiRposted 13 years ago


  3. Richieb799 profile image65
    Richieb799posted 13 years ago

    Well Done Naomi, I have 3-4 months to go and it is an interesting ride!

  4. liljen23 profile image78
    liljen23posted 13 years ago

    Congrats Naomi smile smile, I thought it was going to be easy too and I have learned it takes research, consistency, and time..

  5. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 13 years ago

    Good for you!

  6. Mutiny92 profile image64
    Mutiny92posted 13 years ago

    and Happy Birthday!  One year is great!

  7. NaomiR profile image76
    NaomiRposted 13 years ago


  8. lorlie6 profile image74
    lorlie6posted 13 years ago

    Excellent job, NaomiR!  I joined in June of last year and was too chicken to write a hub until August!  I hope my understanding of all this SEO and Backlinking improves, but for now, I'm just enjoying the site.

  9. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    congrats Naomi, I've read some of your hubs, they're very well written. keep up the good work! big_smile

  10. Michael Willis profile image68
    Michael Willisposted 13 years ago

    Congrats Naomi!!!

  11. emievil profile image67
    emievilposted 13 years ago

    Congrats Naomi! Hope for another interesting year for you and of course, more Adsense / Amazon / eBay earnings smile.

  12. raisingme profile image78
    raisingmeposted 13 years ago

    Here is wishing you a prosperous year ahead on HubPages.  It is encouraging to hear that the enthusiasm with which one begins their hubbing experience extends well beyond the first few months.  Well Done!

  13. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Happy Anniversary, Naomi!

  14. Money Glitch profile image63
    Money Glitchposted 13 years ago

    Happy Anniversary Naomi! Cheers to another year! smile big_smile

  15. Cagsil profile image72
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Happy Anniversary Naomi! smile

    Yay! Way to go! smile

  16. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations, Naomi.  (By the way, how's that leg - all healed up?  )

  17. pisean282311 profile image64
    pisean282311posted 13 years ago


  18. salt profile image60
    saltposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations to you.

  19. RedElf profile image88
    RedElfposted 13 years ago

    Happy Anniversary to you!

  20. themist profile image60
    themistposted 13 years ago

    The fact that you're not happy with the "few extra couple of hundered bucks" makes me even more enthusiastic about my new venture (which I don't expect to make any money from)

    Thanks, quite inspiring...and congratulations!

  21. Flightkeeper profile image68
    Flightkeeperposted 13 years ago

    Hi Naomi, well done!  My one year is coming up soon.  I feel just like you regarding my start at hubpages.  I think you are being very modest though, you are very prolific.

    Here's to year 2!

  22. lrohner profile image67
    lrohnerposted 13 years ago

    Congrats Naomi! And best wishes for many more years and dollars to come!

  23. 4x4 profile image59
    4x4posted 13 years ago

    Good to know, thanks for sharing.

  24. CMHypno profile image84
    CMHypnoposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations Naomi, I found that the 1 year mark was a tipping point for me, and that I have started to get more traffic and earn more.  So I hope that your second Hubbing year is super successful for you - and fun!

  25. andromida profile image58
    andromidaposted 13 years ago

    Congrats Naomi smile

  26. Boomer60 profile image60
    Boomer60posted 13 years ago

    Happy Anniversary, Naomi! And may your next year be even better! :-)
    I am learning a lot here too! There are some really great people here who share so much and ask nothing in return. So different from the rest of the internet.

  27. profile image0
    Lecieposted 13 years ago

    congrats big_smile


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