I've had several people contact me through HP wanting to hire me to write for their websites. They've all been totally legit and paid me what they said they would. They stumbled upon my hubs and liked them. This is just one more reason I love HP!!
Anyone else had this wonderful experience?
Congrats! I really hope that some day the same can happen to me. Good for you! Nice to know that legit offers do exist.
Hey, wonderful for you! That really says a lot about your solid writing. If you get any overflow, send them my way.
In answer to your question, I have never had anyone
1) contact me through Hubpages
2) want to hire me to write for their websites (or anything else)
3) Stumbled upon my hubs
you must be a good writer!
I have indeed. Glad to hear that you have also.
No Habee, unfortunately not....just requests from others declaring their love for me and asking for confirmation that they've found their soul mate! Huh! Gotta
I'm very happy for you though!
Yes - it came as a big shock and at first I said thanks but no thanks ... but then I considered it some more and spoke with this person at length and decided to give it a try. I've been writing articles for this person for 3 months now, 20 articles a month @ $13 an article - it's been great!
Wow Habee you lucky thing so far I have only had people offer to pay me to marry them. Seriously. Can't even pronounce their names.
Oguoirettte Bacakerttey names like that
I haven't experienced this yet. But that's really good to know. It will inspire most people to write good materials.
Not yet. However I only recently got my first copied content so I guess I'm just not up to par yet!
No I have not had a wonderful experience like that.
I just wanted to say congrats to you. You have some great hubs and it is well deserved.
May your success continue.
Not had anyone wanted me to write for their website, but I got sent a free ebook (quite a good one as well) in return for writing a hub to review it.
Not directly through HubPages but I was accepted as a (paid) guest blogger in a blog because of my accounting hubs here in HP .
Not yet, but it sounds great and I'd hope to have it someday in the future! Congratulations!
Wow! Thanks, pals!
Free books are always good, and congrats, Emievil!
I got some offers too. But did not find it attractive enough.
Me too! But did not find the offers good enough. I would rather publish it in Revenue Sharing Sites.
Congrats for your talent.. Yet i have not got that type of chance like yours.
No, I haven't. I don't really expect to either considering I don't really write for the internet. Oh, well.
btw - Congrats!! Just goes to show, writing online can pay off!
Congratulations Habee. Thats highly commendable.
You do write very well and i'm not suprised you've got such great and lucrative offers.
Well done. I hope i can be that fortunate sometime in future.
I get the occasional request, they are usually only willing to pay a dollar per hundred words though, so I more often than not, turn them down.
What a great experience Habee. I haven't had that experience. If anyone ever asked me to write for them, I think the only way I would be able to say yes is if that request came from a print magazine. Just so I have something to show for it.
I've had one request for website writing and a few editorial requests. I'm still waiting for Random House, Penguin or Daw to hit me up with a three book deal though.
I have, but then I think why? my writing isn't up to scratch really as I don't write grammatically correct or anything just write the way I like to....
No, but I get swag to review - books, electronics, software. Most of it doesn't have to be returned.
One thing I do NOT like is when people send unsolicited stuff. I had a game company send me their new game out of the blue - I don't do any games, I'm not going to review it. If they had bothered to send an email first, I would have told them that. The same thing happens with books, but at least I can probably find someone I know who wants to read it if I don't.
As to writing, I think anybody who even began to look into contacting me to write for pay would immediately realize there is no point in even asking - I'm obviously just going to snap at them and say "no".
Associated Press discovered one of my hubs about two months after I started writing and then interviewed me and made the hub the premise of a national AP release. But nothing since then. It was fun. Couldn't have seen that coming at all.
A women's group asked to publish one of my elder care articles on Women's Etc blog - an over 50 site for Women.
It was really a compliment to be asked! And they offered some money too. whooo hoo!
I've had several requests to write from people who found me through my articles here. Most didn't seem very legit.
One I am excited about I mentioned not too long ago in the forums. I was contacted by the wife of someone I had written about. Her husband wants to meet me and allow me to interview him for a magazine article. Then I have a place that I've written about that wants me to visit and then write some content for their website. They found me by researching some info about their place. (Don't want to give too much info yet....he he he).
HP really can open doors.
I haven't had this happen yet, but knowing that it's possible makes me happy. Good for you, Habee!
I have - Hubpages is great exposure! It can take time though and a bit of luck. My best offer was to audition to host a reality tv show about perfectionist moms. The producer liked my Perfect Mom hub. It was a fun experience - I obviously didn't get it! It turns out I'm only funny on the internet, lol.
No it hasn't happened to me, but thanks for this posting, it gives me inspiration...
that's awesome habee..
and amy, how cool.
I've had a few of my early childhood articles printed in a teacher's newsletter to their parents somewhere in Africa. It may have been South Africa. I was so surprised when I received the email, but equally felt honored.
I just had an inquiry about my writing but it doesn't seem very legit.. I have to show my email address to respond back. If someone doesn't include very much information in their initial email, they're probably not too legit, are they?
Or they could be very busy and testing the water
Before using valuable time telling you more?
The solution is setting up a secondary email address
And replying to them that way. You have their email
Addy... Ask for more info... Ask to see their site,
Check out the design, the domain age, pagerank,
Then make a judgement.
If they want you to write multiple articles then
Test the water yourself... Ask for payment after
Each single article until you are confident that
You can trust them. If they don't pay you after the
First then write a hubpage with their domain as
The title followed by the word SCAM.
Not much to lose.
Way to go! It is wonderful that your gift of writing and talent gets noticed and is rewarded. Congratulations! You have given me something to strive for.
This is what I love about Hubpages.
1) There is obvious talent and a huge load of effort going into learning the ropes on here.
2) The community is completely supportive.
I would definitely imagine that would lead to good times and great opportunities. Grats, Habee, and to others who have found fun times from HP.
I have had five of my hubpages published in print
Magazines, which I let them do for free in return
For the credit and a copy of the magazines.
I also got two signed pictures of a world cup
Winning footballer in return for putting his
Agents contact details in a hubpage.
I haven't had anything like that for a while
A) I wrote all of those hubs for fun, I know
Write almost exclusively for profit.
B) I disabled my contact button for a few months.
I recently reinstated the contact feature as I figured
That I was perhaps missing out on the occassional
Opportunity. I'm still too busy to respond to most
Emails though... As can be expected with the amount
Of activity that 20000 page views per day can
I actually got more exciting stuff happen when I
Have an exciting and inviting profile and a personal
Pic... That is something which I will be seeking
To rectify.... I also get a fair share of very unexciting
Offers.... Such as a man who wanted me to revenue share
On his as of yet unbuilt blog. I'm no mug... I don't
Need to revenue share with a complete stranger on a
Sorry for the hijack, many congrats on your success
Habee. Keep on winning.
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well done to you Habee- no it's not happened to me yet- but I'm hopeful.
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