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is hub pages nothing more than a mutual admiration society?

  1. stclairjack profile image81
    stclairjackposted 6 years ago

    i mean realy, no one realy makes money here do they, ....moneys not even the point,... the whole point seems to be gathering up these precious little "acolades" and seeing who can have the most followers,... perhaps i'm pms'ing or just being my normal cranky self, but it seems like its nothing more than a platform for whining about the subjucts that face book doesnt have the overall IQ for,...

    seriously, if thats what this is then i'm cool with that,... just want to know so i can aproach it propperly.

    i'm gettin my ass banned for this one arent i?! har dee har har!!!!!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Some make money, some do not.

      Some just post to stir the pot.

      I write here for fun and dough.

      Anything else you'd like to know?

      1. gypsumgirl profile image92
        gypsumgirlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nice reply, Randy!  Love it!

      2. stclairjack profile image81
        stclairjackposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        my question would probubly qualify as a pot stir,.. hee hee.

        i just write because it pleases me to do so, and i'll continue w/ or w/o a platform like this,... i do love the forum of fellow writers.

        thanks for the post.

    2. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It might seem a bit daft, but the whole mutual appreciation thing is all to do with internal linking and strengthening the site. Fans/followers/readers, forum friendships, all leads to stronger linking. In a way we are like a team, by encouraging each other to do better, we are improving Hubpages and keeping it strong. This is actually a great place to write if you really want to get your work read by the masses. Whether or not you want to make money is up to you, but many of us do make money here.
      Welcome to Hubpages, by the way smile

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        Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I agree with Izzy. I was on another site where none of this was possible. And it made things so difficult that I just disappeared. On another site, while people talked on forum, the level of help given wasn't high quality. This site has exceptional people with truly exceptional knowledge and standards. Money can be made, but it depends on what one puts in. smile

    3. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this
  2. Pandoras Box profile image66
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    It is what you make of it.

    1. stclairjack profile image81
      stclairjackposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      couldnt agree more! thanks for the input.

  3. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    This is my main account that I use for "fun" writing and have all my accolades on and post in the forums. I have four other accounts I use to write on that are just for making money.

    For February I'm currently looking at $120 so I'm hoping I'll hit $160 or more by the end.

    It takes time, patience and learning but you can make money here - and it increases over time.

    It took me ten months to reach my first payout, two months my second and this month I'll probably make it in one. The bigger your base of articles and the older they get in search engines, the more you make.

    Have a look at people like Nelle Hoxie - she earns thousands a month with Hubpages.

    Remember - Hubpages internal views don't make you money, search engine views do.

    P.S. I didn't get my 100,000 accolade by annoying hubbers into visiting my hubs. tongue

    1. stclairjack profile image81
      stclairjackposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i apreciate the info,... not realy looking for $$$, i got no illusions there,... but i'm glad for those that are succesfull here,... i've tried my hand at what seems to be needed for that, and it just doesnt seem to be in me, but i'm ok with that.

      thanks

      1. KristenGrace profile image59
        KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You haven't been here very long though, don't you think you could give it a bit more time... Patience is key smile

      2. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It takes 6-9 months for a hub to reach earning potential and start bringing in good money.

        It takes good keyword research or a LOT of luck to write a hub that will do well in search engines.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
          mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          3 years for a hub to reach full earnings potential according to Hubpages staff feedback.

  4. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    The ones who make the most money hub away quietly and rarely poke their noses into the forums.
    They have no time for vanity. Too busy counting their Adsense $, I reckon smile

    1. stclairjack profile image81
      stclairjackposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      not a bad problem to have i supose! ha!

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Well, I earned almost $1000 in December on one Hub. The point is to get search engine traffic. The accolades and friendships are nice but they are not the main reasons for the site and why most people write here.

    1. KristenGrace profile image59
      KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      WOW !! Congratulations on that !

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
        Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yup, thanks to Facebook it went viral. Will probably never happen again but it was great while it lasted...

        1. IzzyM profile image86
          IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I missed the thread about that Susan, but I meant to congratulate you on it...or did I do that already? Whatever! Meant to ask though, how many hits did this hub get through going viral, and how long did it last?

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
            Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I got about 200,000 hits in 3 days.

            1. IzzyM profile image86
              IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Hey you'll be catching up with Kirstengrace soon! Congrats smile

              1. KristenGrace profile image59
                KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                LOL wink

        2. stclairjack profile image81
          stclairjackposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          you officialy have my curiosity up, i gota find it now, !!! way to go btw, hope it happens again soon for you!

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
            Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            It was my hub on cartoon characters and for a weekend everyone was asked to make their icon on Facebook a cartoon character from your childhood and it caught on.

            1. travelespresso profile image79
              travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              WOW UW what a great result.  Congrats.  I sometimes wonder what it takes for things to go viral.  Right place, right time, right topic, right motivation (of those who send it on) I guess.

              1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
                Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Yes, luckily my hub was the top one on Google for cartoon characters of the 60s at that time.

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                  Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  impressive - so it was a huge success because it was one a topic no-one else had written much about, and obviously had ads people couldn't resist?

            2. Lisa HW profile image82
              Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              What a nice thing to have happen.   smile   Happy for you - and congratulations.!  smile

        3. Eaglekiwi profile image69
          Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Wow well done UV!! smile makes it all worthwhile I bet.

        4. Randy Godwin profile image94
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          And I never received my Special Edition Beatles collection for linking it so heavily on Facebook for you.  So you're right Susan, it will probably never happen again! mad

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
            Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I didn`t get it either smile I had my credit card number used by someone just before Christmas. I have vowed never to use my credit card online again. I`m still trying to get it all cleared up even though I have a new card number.

            Anyway, don`t want to hijack this thread too much smile

    2. quotations profile image90
      quotationsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Would you mind telling me which hub earned you this much. I would love to learn from your success.

  6. Gemsong profile image81
    Gemsongposted 6 years ago

    I have posted in the forums for a long time, but I like having some where to post my articles to where I'll get at least a little exposure.

    1. stclairjack profile image81
      stclairjackposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i like the idea that some one read my stuff besides my friends,.. its cool knowing at least some one some where enjoyed it.

      1. wilderness profile image94
        wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Have you found the world map in google analytics yet?  If not, be sure to check it out - it tells you which country is reading your stuff and is really fun to watch.

  7. Len Cannon profile image87
    Len Cannonposted 6 years ago

    The whole point is to earn money. If you want to chase after accolades or followers or whatever, well, that's a cute diversion but it isn't helping your bottom line.

    1. stclairjack profile image81
      stclairjackposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      if thats what your after, you are exactly right.

  8. Sid. profile image58
    Sid.posted 6 years ago

    While I'm having fun learning how to write articles, I might get to try to make some money out of it too ^^.

  9. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Actually, Hubpages is considered to be a Professional Online Writing Platform for amateur, intermediate and professional writers.

    It's never been deemed an "admiration" society. wink

  10. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    That was brilliant Susan, well done!
    The rest of us can but dream smile

  11. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    What is HubPages about?

    Quote from the About Us section of the site under the right hand side of the page on 'More About Hubpages'

    HubPages has easy-to-use publishing tools, a vibrant author community and underlying revenue-maximizing infrastructure. Hubbers (HubPages authors) earn money by publishing their Hubs (content-rich Internet pages) on topics they know and love, and earn recognition among fellow Hubbers through the community-wide HubScore ranking system. The HubPages ecosystem provides a search-friendly infrastructure which drives traffic to Hubs from search engines such as Google and Yahoo, and enables Hubbers to earn revenue from industry-standard advertising vehicles such as Google AdSense, Kontera, and the eBay and Amazon Affiliates program. All of this is provided free to Hubbers in an open online community.

    Endquote

    1. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I don't consider 40% of adshare and sales exactly free.  "Free" sounds good but it's not quite factual, is it?  Not complaining, just sayin...  smile

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Some websites similar in model to HubPages and Squidoo,  'charge' you for the privilege of using their platform

  12. recommend1 profile image66
    recommend1posted 6 years ago

    Mutual admiration is one of the ways that writers can encourage and support each other. By nature writers are on their own in a little room and this site opens the virtual windows making the isolation more tolerable for some people.

    The balances between commercial interests, help, virtual friendship, forum expression is an admirable accomplishment by Hubpages.

    I have been on a few other sites so far and they are either dreary uninspiring places, or full of loud and ill informed zealots. The mix of people types here is managed well enough with specific boxes for each strange type of person that we are - and we all seem to fit in somewhere.

  13. Mark Ewbie profile image85
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    Well, it may seem that it's all about getting accolades and playing forum games but if I were to tell you that I have made over ten pounds, yes, ten pounds, in four months - I think you will realise there is a lot more to it.

    I didn't think I would hit my target quite so quickly, and I haven't - but ten pounds is reward enough for about 300 hours of work.  I include forum spamming and mutual admiration in those hours of course.   If it was just the writing then that's about half an hour, so not so bad.

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Half an hour to write 81 hubs? I bow in admiration!

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
        Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        They are all the same one, with the words rearranged slightly.

        Oh, all right.

        I lied.

        1. lorlie6 profile image85
          lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You stick-figured beast!  smilesmile

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
            Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hey!  The ten pounds part is true.  One truth amongst some misleading writing... it's what I do.  Apart from the truth bit, obviously.

            1. lorlie6 profile image85
              lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              That 10 lbs. looks cute on ya!!

              1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
                Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks, and your "e" is really neat.

                That's probably enough on the mutual self admiration front.

  14. Extinct Soul profile image61
    Extinct Soulposted 6 years ago

    I just posted to say that this --->
    "but it seems like its nothing more than a platform for whining about the subjucts that face book doesnt have the overall IQ for,... "
    was the best phrase I ever read today...hahaha

    I want to see a post from you here, after your "pms'ing", to see if you still have the same view of Hubpages...lol but nonetheless, I sorta kinda agree with your point lol

 
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