A few newbie questions...

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  1. KarenCreftor profile image85
    KarenCreftorposted 6 years ago

    Hi, I'm curious to the following and hope the answers help other newbies too smile

    1. How do you write and edit your hubs? Directly on here, through software such as Word, pen and paper?

    2. I'm considering a short writing course (writing saleable articles through stonebridge) do you think it would be useful and worth the investment?

    3. Is there such a thing as a hub too long or too short?

    4. Has writing on HP ever directly lead to writing jobs for you outside of HP?

    5. How realistic is it to make a living writing here/similar sites?

    6. What 'job title' best describes this sort of work? Freelance writer/Content writer/Journalist/Article writer/Columnist etc.??

    Thanks!
    ~Kaz x

    1. Alecia Murphy profile image85
      Alecia Murphyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I can only answer a couple of questions but here goes.

      1. I write in HubPages but I think it's better if you save them in word and then copy/paste into the hubs so you can keep them if you leave HubPages.

      3. Yes, too short hubs get flagged and too long hubs don't get read (well at least I don't read them if they're too long).

      4. No, not yet but I'm optimistic.

      5. It's going to take a while so you probably want to go on other sites to supplement your income.

      6. Hubber/freelancer, as long as you like doing it.

      I hope this helps you and good luck Karen. I don't mind helping you at all smile.

  2. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Don't use Word.

    Use Notepad (Windows) or Textedit (Mac) or some other simple text editor (being a Unix/Linux guy, I write a lot of stuff in vi!).

    Word is great for big projects like books (though there are better things than Word, too).   For this type of work, you don't need it or even want it as it can complicate formatting.

    If you just do click Save Unpublished followed by  File-Save As every now and then while using the editor here, you'll be fine too.

  3. marriedwithdebt profile image73
    marriedwithdebtposted 6 years ago

    1. How do you write and edit your hubs? Directly on here, through software such as Word, pen and paper?

    Usually write them in Google Docs and then paste in when close to being ready to publish. If you leave your Hub unpublished for a day or so, its Hubscore will be higher when you publish.

    2. I'm considering a short writing course (writing saleable articles through stonebridge) do you think it would be useful and worth the investment?

    You didn't say how much it costs, so I can't answer. I'm sure you could find the same answers for free online.

    3. Is there such a thing as a hub too long or too short?

    Yes. I would say less than 500 words is not worth publishing. More than 1000 words and you are getting long (my opinion). If I see a hub that is 1500+ words with tons of photos, I honestly will probably not read it.

    4. Has writing on HP ever directly lead to writing jobs for you outside of HP?

    I'm too new to answer this, but it could if you link to it as a "portfolio" to promote an online writing service.

    5. How realistic is it to make a living writing here/similar sites?

    Not very realistic. 99% of people (my guess) don't make anything approaching a living. If you live in India or Africa, maybe.

    6. What 'job title' best describes this sort of work? Freelance writer/Content writer/Journalist/Article writer/Columnist etc.??

    How about Freelance Content Specialist? I like the way that sounds.

 
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