Why do people use hubpages?

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  1. sasta10 profile image63
    sasta10posted 12 years ago

    Do people use hub pages for exposure?

    1. profile image0
      Charlene Marianoposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I am relatively new to hubpages. I confessed that I only joined it because I learned that you can make free money out of it in a duration of time with a trinkle of luck, patience & effort.

      Aside from that I desperately want my articles to be read. I want people to give comments on it whether it's a good or bad. The important thing is I got a feedback. For I believe that criticisms can help me improve my writing skill. The problem is I am actually having a writer's block so I only had manage to published one hub.

    2. sanathara profile image60
      sanatharaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have joined Hubpages to make money only..

    3. nickm6556 profile image59
      nickm6556posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I joined because I had a lot of things that I wanted to write about and the idea of making money was really cool.

    4. profile image0
      Daniella Lopezposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I use Hubpages for exposure. I've found Hubpages to be a great way to promote my writing, as well as meet people that I can relate to.

    5. Greekgeek profile image81
      Greekgeekposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'm using it because it's the one place I know where the "Thinky thoughts and geeking about obscure subjects" articles I use to post on my personal website get paid a little for impressions.

      Different sites favor different kinds of content. I've discovered that Squidoo pays well for interactive articles with a lot of reader engagement, but my informational articles that people just read, absorb, and leave don't do well because they earn no clicks, no sales. I could post them on my own site, but let's face it, user generated content sites get more traffic and pay better than building a web 1.0 site and slapping ads on it. A blog is a little easier to monetize, but a blog has to be focused on one subject, whereas I write on many.

      Solution? Find a site that pays you a pittance for impressions. Enter HubAds.

      And then you've got one more batch of eggs in one more basket.

      If I weren't trying to earn a living online, I'd probably be continuing to post everything on my own websites as I have since '93.

  2. 2uesday profile image67
    2uesdayposted 12 years ago

    Looking forward to the different types of replies to this post smile smile

    1. Ms Dee profile image86
      Ms Deeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      What 'people' are you thinking of sasta10? I'm guessing you mean readers of HubPages, right?

      If it is just the reader, I am thinking that people come to HubPages based on searches on the internet for something they are specifically looking for, or posts of HubPages article links on social media that peaks their interest.

      1. sasta10 profile image63
        sasta10posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Hi, I have heard a lot of people use it for link building to their websites a block.  Thats what I meant when I said exposure.  Thanks for your answer.

      2. sasta10 profile image63
        sasta10posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Hi, thanks for your esponse MS Dee.  I have read articles on the internet which states people using it for link building to their websites or blogs.  That's what I meant when I said exposure.  Thanks.

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image83
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 12 years ago

    I'm thinking of one internet poo poo slinger or "Troll" profile, if you will - that calls itself "evolution gui" or something - and features a picture of Darwin.

    That person or that profile does not publish hubs - it's only purpose for existing is spreading putrid filth and hate of all manner of theism as often as is possible.

    I'd say that that troubled person uses his or her profile for exposure. . .but is obviously too ashamed of their own person to use their name or picture.

    1. MelissaBarrett profile image59
      MelissaBarrettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      He's not so bad.  If engaged in reasonable conversation, he actually has some pretty interesting things to say.  He just doesn't respond well to rhetoric...

    2. sasta10 profile image63
      sasta10posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, I know who you are talking about, this guy responded to one of my forum question relating to religion.  I don't mind as everyone has the right to make a point.  It also makes your discussion interesting.  I don't mind at all as long as it don't get too personal.  Thanks.

  4. Greek One profile image65
    Greek Oneposted 12 years ago

    Hubpages is one of the safest places to meet like-minded singles who are eager to date, flirt, and have non-committal sexual relations with you and your friends.

    As dating sites go, it is one of the best I have come across, and in addition to that, you can ear AdSense revenue by posting 'Hubs" that detail you sexual escapades.

    I give it two thumbs up.... so to speak

    1. thejeffriestube profile image61
      thejeffriestubeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I spit soda all over my monitor. LOL

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image83
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 12 years agoin reply to this


      I couldn't possibly agree any more!

  5. 2uesday profile image67
    2uesdayposted 12 years ago

    I have returned to this in more sensible mode wink smile

    I cannot speak for others but I joined HubPages because I wanted to write and share my writing, to see if anyone was interested in it. Do I use HubPages to get readers to my articles here and to the other places that I write, I guess so.
    I do n't do much if any back links nor do I tweet etc. so Hubpages, RedGage and my Blogs are the way I get potential readers that are not sent by search engines.

    1. sasta10 profile image63
      sasta10posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi 2uesday, thanks for your response.  Hubpage is a great place to improve your writing skill.  Thanks.

  6. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 12 years ago

    I joined HubPages to write and earn a few extra pennies of income.  It is a very friendly place where one can meet people from all around the world and many of the writers here are top notch.  Not a day goes by that I do not learn something new.  Also HubPages provides all kinds of tools and support for those who have never written previously (like me).

    1. sasta10 profile image63
      sasta10posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, peggy W thanks for your kind response, you are absolutely right when you say hubpages is a great place to learn and meet new people.  I have read some great articles on online business, recipes, health and building your self esteem.  Through hub pages I have found another site to earn money and I have sofar earned $110 within 2 months of joining the site.  The site is called fiverr.com.  You are right, there is something new  to learn everyday on hubpages. Thanks.

  7. Gordon Hamilton profile image94
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 12 years ago

    Sasta, further to previous replies, I think you'll find that people use Hub Pages for a variety of reasons. Whether it be as a way of expressing themselves online, hoping to make a bit of money online, a desire to see their own thoughts and feelings in "Print" online - or any combination of all three and more.

    I can honestly say that I have never considered exposing myself on Hub Pages - and all will be probably be glad to hear that I have no intention of changing that policy! smile

    1. sasta10 profile image63
      sasta10posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, thanks Gordon Hamilton for your response.  I have read few articles on the internet which states that hubpages is a good place for promoting your website links.  Thats what I meant for exposure, not actually exposing oneself on there, thats not what I meant when I asked this question.  Thanks.

      1. Gordon Hamilton profile image94
        Gordon Hamiltonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        You're welcome, Sasta. I'm sorry for the tongue in cheek comment. I wish you the very best of luck here on Hub Pages and in all you do,



  8. sharavananpl profile image59
    sharavananplposted 11 years ago

    Hubpages is a real source of information.

  9. Ladybird33 profile image69
    Ladybird33posted 11 years ago

    I like to write and learn and earn but if earnig is your first cause then you are forgetting the first two important things in life in making money, learning and just write  That is my opinion.

  10. DonnaCSmith profile image82
    DonnaCSmithposted 11 years ago

    Yes, promoting my books through my Hubpage articles is a great perk. I have been an "equine journalist" for over twenty years and have five published books. So I have a strong niche in writing about horses, and most of my articles are about horses and many relate back to my books. I usually include an Amazon capsule with my books when the article relates.

    But, I have also branched out to write about other things that interest me such as NC travel and history, book reviews, cooking, memoir, etc. Now I am reaching my goal of a monthly pay-out and am working a little harder to up my goal.

  11. Greek One profile image65
    Greek Oneposted 11 years ago

    casual encounters with like-minded singles who are not afraid to explore their sexuality by exchanging pics on forum posts

  12. aware profile image66
    awareposted 11 years ago

    I joined  thinking this was a creative writing site.
    There are many helpful and supportive  writers here.
    But the straight forward mentoring i   hoped for from hubpages staff. Was a over expectation. The vague and ambiguous nature of flagging and  pulling down of hubs has me frustrated .I took my hubs down. But i remain here in forums  because  i  grew fond  of the people here.
    Join a writers guild.
    Copyright your work.

  13. barryrutherford profile image78
    barryrutherfordposted 11 years ago

    When I was lost in Brisbane four years ago.

    I hooked up with it in the Brisbane City Library Computers & it took off from there...

    1. 2uesday profile image67
      2uesdayposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like the title of a book or song - Lost in Brisbane. smile


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