..if you would make enough of money with your hubs?
Or just keep your old boring 9 to 5 job
Yes i would my goal is to make £1500 a month and sustain that for a year then i would quit and concentrate on it full time.!!
I doubt anyone could earn enough on HubPages to quit their day job. There are Hubbers here who work online full-time, but they have a diverse online portfolio including Hubs, blogs and websites.
Having said that - no, I wouldn't quit my day job completely even if I could earn enough here. I've tried it, and I found working at home too isolating.
It's always good to diversify and have many streams of income. Counting on just one source is not a good business model (example: eHow). But to answers the question: in a heartbeat and my goal (but it might take a couple years).
I earn enough money from hubpages to live off of now. Comfortably if I was living in most of the United States. I am just stupid enough to live in one of the most expensive places on the planet.
My main issue has been gaining weight as this is the first time in my life I spend my working day sat on my ass. Dealing with that now.
Wat a day job?
I would probably try to work part-time.
I agree with Marisa on the isolation. The day needs to be structured for me and if home 24/7, I'm quite sure I would go crazy. If I did write online full-time for work, I would take my laptop to a bookstore or Panera or a coffee shop just to be around others and get out of the house at least a few days a week. I think it's important to communicate in the real world, face to face with people, and not just online or with devices.
I totally agree with you on that. I am actually luck enough to have still the control where and when I work (with in certain frame though), I love spending some part of my day working in on a coffee.
I think the social part is also just important for getting ideas.
I think so. I really enjoy being out and observing people and having casual conversations. I do some of my most productive writing/work when I'm out of the house.
I do think it helps if people are working at home to follow a routine, get up and get ready for the day like a regular job.
more and more people are now telecommuting, working for a company at home. but the isolation factor is a big one and should be considered.
This is obviously a theoretical question. On the other hand, give or take a couple of commish only sales jobs I have been living on just writing gigs but obviously none of my income was from HERE.
The trouble is, even if you made enough money from ads here on HP there are no benefits!
Well, considering I quit my day job before hubbing, I think I'd say, Yes!
I just need to break through this stubborn 23 cents a month barrier, then I'm on my way baby!
He he Yes, I assume that you are not paying allot of bills with that
Why brag like that and make the rest of us feel bad!
Big man now with yer 23 cents eh?
I have 10 to 7 job and I am earning 8 cents more than Greek One on Hubpages. Actually looking for a second job recently. Not a big chance in Toronto.
Yes I know. But you are also doing amazing things with your hubs. Pretty cool things.
I quit my job to focus on writing but have hardly written a thing these past three months. Do I regret it? I told myself I wouldn't and I don't. Still have money in the bank and a family who's still willing to put up with me. No, I'm not leeching off of them. I want a job as a writer or an assistant to a writer. I almost fell into another job doing what I did before; a mail clerk. Not fun when you're working with the wrong people. Hire me.
If i do that then chances are my weight will increase for sure. So, Big NO.
Being a mother is rather hard to quit, so no, I would keep my job. However, I would like my husband to be able to quit his job, and focus on something he really loves to do (besides fishing), so I do have financial goals with my writing.
No, I wouldn't quit. My job gives me a break from everything else!
Well, I don't have a boring 9-5 job. I really enjoy my work, so I'd probably just rake in the €s on both.
Yeah I'm the same as Camlo except I don't love my day job, probably need that pay and and extra 1500 to live over here lol
My aim is to build up enough wealth that I can quit everything; and for once in my life think about, and do, shallow, mundane, unproductive and useless things. (It would just be nice to have that for a few years before I drop dead. )
Same here! I'm trying to crack this hubpage thing and make a few thousand a month by the time I'm 25. Still learning and writing. Will see where it takes me
I don't care that I quit my job. It was the right thing to do because, hey, I did it. Schools startin so my niece and brother will be out of the house which means more me time. I'm gonna focus on my writing and look for a job. I want to be a writer's assistant or work for a publishing company. As long as I'm close to the action, I'll feel inspired.
If I could pay all the bills with passive income, I would focus on improving my golf game.
If I had the choice, I'd be out there in the work-place, but the recession here in Spain took that choice away from me. There are not many people who want to employ someone my age with a broken back - they see me as a liability even though I am almost as able as the next person.
I love what I am doing online, but how much nicer it would be to have a regular wage coming in while waiting on the income to build here.
Not exactly quit but it might be the other way around. This will become my day job and my day job right now will become my part - time job .
I have held on to the same job as employee in a Nationalized Bank after I passed my MBA 15 years back and look forward to retire after 15 years and reap all rewards. In the meanwhile, i can write 2-3 hubs a week here for making some extra money to fulfill my Shopping Addiction. I am new here and do not make much money out of my Hubs anyway
Hey, sorry for that. Hope you at least grap the opportunity and see if you have the possibility of earning some alternative income from this and of course by doing other stuff as well. I think every one agrees this can be done in combination with other stuff you do.
Been there, done that, and never looked back.
I really believe that you can make enough money on HP alone to live well (mortage, health insurance, food etc.) - if you treat it like a serious business and not an artsy pastime.
I'll probably reach that point in the next year. However, it would make me nervous to have all my apples in one basket. It's not a bad place to start however.
Oh and as far as isolation goes, you just go outside and make friends, like anyone else!
See? Even the exception to the rule would not put all his eggs into one basket! THAT should tell you something about the idea. Heed his words of wisdom!
I already quit my day job even though I don't make a penny from here So, Yes !
Yep, I'd probably quit my day job. Going backward now. When I retired from the Air Force, I took a year and a half off. Now I have to go back to work to support my writing habit.
Not just for hub pages no. For online writing and marketing yes. I wish I hadn't spent so much of my life being too afraid to take a risk. Now I know life is too short not to have a go. Seriously if it doesn't work out - one can do something different. The one thing that the majority of successful business people have in common is that they have normally had some substantial business failure.
I would definitly quit my day job! The beauty of this writing stuff is you can do it whenver you want and wherever you want. This would make it much easier to pursue the things that I love and try to earn a living with that. Plus, I could possibly do more traveling, which in turn would give me more to write about.
I quit my day job and it's been great. The only thing is I am putting on weight and I smoke too much when I'm writing, so it's not great for my health at the moment!
Are you focusing on one thing or many different tactics to earn income?
I quit my day job three years ago . Hubpages is far from my only income stream...or even the best, so far...but I'm working on bulking it up a bit and so far my efforts are paying off well. It just takes a little push to get more passive income going, and the new baby on the way has finally pushed me to start doing all the keyword optimizing, promotion, etc. that I kept putting off, as well as acquiring my own domains to apply what I've learned there. That said, writing and the occasional transcription or notetaking, all online, is my entire full-time income, which adds up to quite a bit more than I was making in my "9-5".
Yes if I have enough money to finance all my needs. I can do some home based work so that I can focus on something else not staying in the office for a very long hours. I can make productive things in my time.
I wish I made enough here to be equivalent to a 9-5 job! Even if I did, I couldn't quit my day job because I'm on call 24/7 as a mom - that's my job. (Sometimes I wish I could quit my job - just for a few hours! LOL!)
I don't write hubs to make money. I don't work my "9 to 5" to make money either. My first husband left me with the financial means to do just about anything I want, including nothing at all, if I so choose.
However, I love my work and I work for the love of it. I have my own interior design business and wouldn't dream of doing anything else.
What could be better than that?
you sound like a friend of mine only hehasnt worked in almost a whole year.
It doesn't sound like your friend is anything like her then. If he is male, so is unlikely to have a "first husband", and if he doesn't have a job, then the only similarity can be having lots of money. The similarities are uncanny
So was my first husband... gay I mean. Well he admitted to being bi, but my gut feeling told me gay all the way.
I would quit my day job if I still had it!
Unfortunately I have not had a regular job since Jan of 2009.
I am living off my pension, and unemployment. I keep track of my hubpages earning and so far I have only made a whopping $1.98 the whole time I have been here, and zero on amazon.
I think the internet is ruining are economy. Sure it is good to be able to have access to all of this stuff for free, but, that's a problem, as now you can find way too many things for free online, and it makes people who write for a living have a harder time of making decent money, as there is a million times more competition out there. And, that doesn't include all of the stuff that is pirated.
The only people making money these days are the people who know how to work the internet through advertising, and setting up websites without a middle man sucking up all their profits.
I know if I was more computer smart, I might be able to do the same. But, I also know there is a ton of competition coming there as well.
I wonder what would happen if we suddenly lost the internet, and all the robots that took away hundreds and thousands of jobs in the world. Could we go back?
i already quit my day job.. now i have too much time to waste even tho i work online, and i do pretty ok. have never made a cent on HP yet ho, but then, i also don't know how to yet haha
i'm too busy having fun...
I would love to be able to quit my day job because I make enough money on HP to be able to sustain myself comfortably. Lately I have been very unhappy in my day job so have been very motivated in trying to get hubpages to work for me. I don't have kids and would love the freedom to be able to travel whenever I want to without having to get approved for vacation from my job.
I quit my full-time job two years ago. A bit early for retirement (age 56), but I was just the right age to be covered by the retiree medical insurance.
I have a small monthly income, and some savings, so that helps keep me afloat as I work toward earning a supplementary income as a web publisher.
Once I quit my job, I never looked back. Love the freedom, absolutely love it.
And, I must say that I am appalled at what has happened to my former workplace. Layoffs last year, and just two weeks ago. My former department just decimated, just destroyed.
Absolutely. I don't have a very stimulating day job, and if I could support myself with my Hubs and other sources of revenue I would in a heartbeat.
I would quit today if I could! Hopefully it will happen eventually, just need to come up with ideas. I'm grateful I have a job at least, even if it is an hour and a half away from home.
I have been working for myself most of my life and the Internet has been a big part of that since 1991. The advertising income, affiliate sales and the trickle of ebook sales income is certainly nice - it takes the edge off for sure, and as I get closer to retirement, it's very nice. It's like having a few hundred thousand extra in retirement funds in terms of the income it brings.
I'm 62 now and this economic downturn definitely affected my customers. Business is off 30-40%, so we aren't living high on the hog (not tha we ever really did, but we were pretty good to ourselves).
I just don't have the right psychological makeup to make full time money from writing, so no, I wouldn't quit the rest because I'm simply unable to to do it. Making money - serious money - this way would be much harder work than I am interested in and frankly it involves promotional activities I am not entirely comfortable with. I have to like myself, and I don't see any way to make enough money with this stuff without compromising myself somewhat.
So, I'm happy with the extra I get. It's enough - it pays the mortgage and the car and a few other things. I don't need more.
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