Hi - I really appreciate the apprenticeship program, and I'm waiting with baited breath to find out if I get in.
It would be wonderful if, once a hubber applies to the apprenticeship program, a log appears saying "You applied on [date]." Maybe even, "Your application will be reviewed by "date."
Thanks for all that you do!
You have an excellent set of hubs! I hope you make into the program. You have a new follower.
Become a greeter. This should give you a boost above all other applicants. You don't even have to write well!
That is not true Randy. And isn't the point to improve writing?
Not sure, Susan. I believe becoming a "brand" is being bandied about by the APs, so I assume marketing is one of the main objects. Besides, who's gonna teach them to write better?
The Apprenticeship Program expects you to already have decent writing skills AND an established online writing portfolio. From the webpage:
"...when reviewing applicants, we will be looking for a consistent stream of newly-published Hubs and/or an already existing blog, website, or collection of published online work. We will be reviewing this work for good grammar and punctuation, as strong writing skills are essential for success, and the Apprenticeship Program does not cover basic writing skills."
As I read the program description, the aim is just to teach you how to make more money and get more views on HubPages leveraging your existing network.
I wonder why they're touting it as a writing course when none of the given lesson titles have anything to do with the actual craft of writing: Online Media 101, Getting Found Online, Photos and Video, Making Money & Understanding Your Traffic, Developing a Following, Establishing a Multi-Platform Personal Brand.
None of these topics are rocket science. Considering that most people could figure this stuff out in a week, and considering that HP has a major problem with people who cannot write and fill up this site with junk, you'd think they'd offer an actual writing course.
Writing skills are a lot harder to teach than SEO skills are.
Also, there are many places to go to learn writing. But HubPages-specific SEO is best taught here by those who know how to do it.
Still, maybe we Hubbers who are good writers could put together a course on good writing for Hubbers?
I have a few hubs about basic writing/grammar skills. Maybe I need to create a few more.
Thanks, habee! How about an easier one - we can work together. I focus on topic and style. Maybe we could both create hubs for writers, then write a hub on both our pages and link to both. And add others, as well. Interested? If so, I'll start a new thread.
I disagree with you. There are many hubbers in the apprenticeship program now who are not greeters. Randy you should really apply, I believe you will do well.
Randy just like yourself many have not applied. They have a full schedule, so what are you waiting for? Maybe you could assist others with sharing your writing skills. I believe you would make a great teacher.
And the ones who have not applied or have been denied are honing there writing skills instead of spending time in the forums.
That's an awesome idea! I don't know if my application went through either. Im hoping so, or even that my writing is up to par... I fear my article topics might hinder my acceptance
Good news - Maybe. I got an email saying that my application has been received and will be reviewed. Did anyone else get one? If so, I think maybe the Powers that Be responded to this thread. (Powers That Be, if you're out there, thanks!)
I received an email - please re-apply in 6 months...oh well Its OK. I'm new here anyway so I am more than happy to wait and re-apply. By then I will have learnt so much more and will probably be able to achieve greater things.
Good luck SidKemp - here's hoping you make it through I hope success comes your way.
The program selections were made a few days ago and the writers will start working the lessons starting May 1st.
Just to be clear: the first round of selections have been made. We'll be adding new Apprenticeship groups every month! So if you didn't receive an invitation yet, don't despair! We just received so many applications that we can't accept too many at once, or we'd dilute the amount of personalized attention you get!
Hi Maddie - thanks so much for this note, and for all that you do. These clarifications from the Powers That Be (please consider this a compliment, as it makes reference to angels) are really helpful for all of us.
Hi Maddie - thanks to you and the HubPages team for giving us prompt replies by email regarding our applications. And I'm so excited to be starting in June!
Hi Jellygator - great. I'm glad you're in. I haven't heard back beyond that they have my app, so I guess I'm still under consideration. Enjoy, learn, and become even greater on HubPages than you already are!
Thanks, everyone, for your support. I learned today that I'm in the Apprenticeship program, and I start in June. I look forward to learning, succeeding, and sharing success with you all.
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