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Apprenticeship Program - length of waiting list?

  1. Gemini Fox profile image91
    Gemini Foxposted 5 years ago

    Just saw this in the new layout! So exciting! Wish I could sign up but can't right now - not enough time to do a good job. But does anyone know how to find out how long the waiting list is already?

  2. SimeyC profile image89
    SimeyCposted 5 years ago

    Good question! I suspect that the list is rather long at the moment - 30 to be accepted into the program soon - 49,000 or more on the waiting list!

    1. Gemini Fox profile image91
      Gemini Foxposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Noooooo . . . seriously! Is there a way to find out that I'm unaware of? Can't be 49K on the list - didn't this just come out yesterday?

      I saw someone with a  tag on his avatar yesterday saying something about the program but didn't know what it was at the time.

      1. SimeyC profile image89
        SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        There is no list -but I would suspect the number will be in the hundreds at the very least!

        1. Gemini Fox profile image91
          Gemini Foxposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          There is a list:

          http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Appr … ip-Program

          Guess it's probably best just to sign up and see what happens but it would be nice to know where you stand so you can prepare.

          1. SimeyC profile image89
            SimeyCposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I meant there isn't a published waiting list - it does say "If you are placed on the waiting list, you will be informed of which month you will be able to begin"

            1. Gemini Fox profile image91
              Gemini Foxposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you for trying to respond, SimeyC . . . but it would still be nice to know!  If there's 49,000 on the list then I can feel free to sign up and forget about it.  But if there are only 60, well then I know two months from now I better be somewhat prepared - know what I mean? Somehow I can't imagine hundreds of people signing up though - it sounds pretty rigorous.

              1. Randy Godwin profile image94
                Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Not holding my breath till I get invited!!  lollol


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    2. lorlie6 profile image85
      lorlie6posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Where do I find this list, SimeyC?  *Fingers crossed* but not too hopeful at the moment-maybe next time...smile

  3. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    I was told to reapply in six months - so that's a pretty good indicator to me how long the list is.  Oh well, I'll pursue other things then as I doubt I'll still be interested that far down the road wink lol.

    1. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I just got a knock back too. Ah well, just as well I don't need the money anymore!

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    I received my Apprenticeship blow-off today, and I doubt very much if I'm going to re-apply in six months as suggested.  I don't need the money, either.  I have a pension, and it takes care of the bills.  And while I waited for an answer, I found an experienced writer/online publisher who has already helped me with all the online basics, and under her guidance, it will take me less than six months to learn.  Doors close, doors open.

  5. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    Am tempted to apply, just to see if they knock me back.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yep, even though I said I wanted to withdraw my application, they still sent me an email saying to reapply in 6 months.  lollollol

      And I so wanted to put my "brand" out there!  tongue






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    2. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm tempted to apply with some of my other names to see if they get knocked back!

      If the plan is to get round everybody, and offer this course to everyone eventually, then folks shouldn't have to apply twice.

      I won't remember when six months are up, and it is highly unlikely if other folk will either.

      They should consider having a database of applicants, no refusals, simply an invitation when the time in right, even if it is a year or two down the road.

      1. Bianu profile image61
        Bianuposted 5 years ago in reply to this



        Th sounds sensible. Ask for applications, then tell us when we are scheduled to start.

        Just inviteus in. Don't make us feel like applicants at a job interview, portfolio in hand.

        Maybe thats the idea.....

  6. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    Personally, I would choose people with staying power and fine-tune the skills that they already have.  And most of you have shown that.  Loyalty means a lot.  At least it does to me.

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I've found loyalty doesn't mean a lot when it comes to making money online smile

      You're right about staying power though. Many people assume that they can write five hubs and earn hundreds of dollars.

    2. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Like Randy, I saw success cruelly snatched away on Google's whim, yet it strangely hasn't put me off.

      Well it did for a while, sort of. I  had really needed the money and tried to compensate for the loss of traffic by writing a series of higher than normal quality of hubs, trying to get back in Google's good books.

      It didn't work. Starting new subdomains did, however, and although my traffic has not yet returned to its previous level (across all my accounts) it is showing a promising upturn on all accounts except this one.

      Now I just write for the love of it. If it makes me money too, that's great, but if it doesn't, I have nothing to lose.

      As for staying power, why would I want to leave when this site, or people on this site (other hubbers actually, not the staff) have taught me so much about how to write for the search engines?

      Plus there is a great community here if you stay out of the politics/religious forums smile

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    There you go, WryLit!  You can't bank on a newbie.  Many of them bail when they figure out that you have to WORK at the writing and everything else to make money.  With newbies, you don't even have a crystal ball to help you out.  They can bail at any time, and it's usually when they find out that online money doesn't come easy.  And the yacht, the mansion and the foreign bank account will have to wait!  Yuck, yuck, yuck.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Does that mean if I already have a yacht, mansion, and foreign bank account, I shouldn't be writing anymore?  yikes

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      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh that's so cute - you have a hobby collecting models!

        1. Randy Godwin profile image94
          Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I don't think I mentioned my concubines, did I?  tongue


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          1. lorlie6 profile image85
            lorlie6posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I'd love to see your concubines, Randy.  Bet they have forked tongues-just the way you must like 'em! lol

            1. CMHypno profile image89
              CMHypnoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Did Randy run a Concubine Program?  Maybe the waiting list is shorter? lol

              1. lorlie6 profile image85
                lorlie6posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Don't know if he ran a program, but I bet he wishes he had!  Yup, the list must be shorter, poor dear Randy-he is quite 'randy', isn't he??

                lol

              2. lorlie6 profile image85
                lorlie6posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Don't know if he ran a program, but I bet he wishes he had!  Yup, the list must be shorter, poor dear Randy-he is quite 'randy', isn't he??

                lol

              3. Randy Godwin profile image94
                Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I'm sorry Cynthia, but like HP, I'm only inviting the youngest applicants! tongue

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            2. Randy Godwin profile image94
              Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Ha!  All species of females have forked tongues, Lorlie!!  lol


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              1. lorlie6 profile image85
                lorlie6posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Well Randy,

                I know I do...
                and a best friend of mine in college sure did!  Not to say anything happened between us or anything...

                Laurel
                =^O^=

              2. lorlie6 profile image85
                lorlie6posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                This is getting absurd, changing forums and all-
                it's becoming harder and harder to find my last post, though now I see it!
                lol

                1. Randy Godwin profile image94
                  Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Not much else to do here until HP straightens out the new formats.  I don't want to waste my time publishing my already written hubs here until I find out if they are going to use the same ugly formatting on all hubs.  sad


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                  1. lorlie6 profile image85
                    lorlie6posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I hope they're open to change-as most are in this here century-and update the ugly format soon.  If they don't, I'm not sure what I'll do.
                    L

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    Oh, hell no, Randy!  You are going to write because you want to.  I've been here nine months, and I've seen a lot of people leave.  Yes, you can earn money here, but it's not what most people have in mind.  They are truly disappointed and tend to waltz away.  Yeah.  In fact, I've cleared away some space for my yacht, and the neighbor on that side is pissed off.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, you are right, Arlene.  I only write now because I want to.  Certainly not at the promise of earnings which can disappear literally overnight.  I cannot imagine a more boring thought than to have to take lessons from HP staff. yikes

      "Bhuler, Bhuler, Bhuler....."!  lol


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  9. Dorsi profile image92
    Dorsiposted 5 years ago

    So if you didn't get a "try again later" email then one might still be under consideration?? (fingers crossed - I applied but not holding my breath too hard)

    1. Bianu profile image61
      Bianuposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Is it up to two weeks since you applied?

      1. Dorsi profile image92
        Dorsiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes I applied when it was first announced.

  10. akeejaho profile image61
    akeejahoposted 5 years ago

    I signed up to, and am anxiously awaiting word!  What an opportunity!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Great!  I'll bet they even teach the difference between two, too, and to as used in a sentence.  At least I hope so for one particular greeter on HP.  lol


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      1. Bianu profile image61
        Bianuposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ha Ha. Anyway it is a fabulous opportunity. From what I can deduce, some people with high traffic do not make as much money as they could. They must be a science or art to it. I want to learn.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image94
          Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Good luck to you!  I cannot possibly imagine wanting to emulate those who teach the program.  smile

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  11. Bianu profile image61
    Bianuposted 5 years ago

    I just got my reaction. Told to re apply in six months.
    I think those enrolled already should let us know what they learn. Just hoping.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry!  You've been here way too long!  lol

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  12. Janet21 profile image64
    Janet21posted 5 years ago

    I just submitted an application to see what happens.  I haven't written on hubpages since my hubs took a serious hit with Panda and never recovered.   I am always open to new things, so we will see.

  13. lorlie6 profile image85
    lorlie6posted 5 years ago

    I just did.
    We'll see what happens...

    1. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I hope you have better luck getting an answer from them than I have in the past about the reasons for my being banned from the forums on several occasions.lol



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      1. lorlie6 profile image85
        lorlie6posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        So do I, Randy! lol

 
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