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My First Year on Hubpages: A Quick Review

Updated on September 18, 2017
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Break out the bubbly! We're celebrating an anniversary!
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in early June 2011, I opened an account on Hubpages, and I began writing and publishing articles on the website in October of the same year. One year later, I’ve decided to write on how my first year on Hubpages went, what I’ve learnt and my plans for the next year.

Writing:

During the past year, I have written and published fifteen hubs, not including this one. I wish I had written more during the last year (fifteen doesn’t seem that impressive), but due to personal commitments and responsibilities that kept me busy, I was unable to.

On Hubpages, you are encouraged to write on what you know, no matter the subject. I found myself writing hubs on topics such as technology, ways of saving and making money and beauty tips, amongst others. If I was unsure about something, I made sure to do some research on it before including it in my article.

Honestly, when I was considering opening an account on Hubpages, the question that kept repeating in my head was “What on earth am I going to write about?” However, when I actually started writing hubs, I found that ideas came in droves! As I would start working on a hub, an idea for another one would come up. I actually began to carry around a small notebook to jot down ideas for hub topics and phrases that I could use. (This really helps!)

I enjoyed working on every single one of my hubs that I have published. Granted, I’ve started more than I actually finished and published, but it was a good learning process. I learned how to write and organize articles so that they would be more interesting for the reader, where to get copyright-free stock photos from, and I also found out about SEO (search engine optimization) and the importance of key words and how they can help your traffic flow. So I didn’t just learn how to publish something to Hubpages, I learned about publishing internet content in general.

The Community:

I’ve definitely enjoyed being a member of the Hubpages community! Most members are friendly and welcoming, and you can find people from all over the world here. From the moment I signed up, I received welcome messages.

I especially enjoy interacting with them in the forums and the Questions/Answers sections of the website. Plus I’ve learned so much from everyone here, both in the forums as well as their hubs. Everyone is very helpful and encouraging.

I also enjoy receiving and leaving comments on other members’ hubs. Trust me; there is so much joy in receiving a notification saying that someone left you a comment on the hub that you worked hard on!

Earnings:

I’m not going to divulge how much I have earned so far on Hubpages, but it is a small amount. I currently use Google Adsense and the Amazon Affiliates Program as a means of earning revenue. I know that many people join Hubpages for the sole reason of earning money, and I can safely tell you this: Don’t expect to earn hundreds overnight. It simply doesn’t work that way. However, if you work at it continuously and are enthusiastic about writing and publishing hubs, you will earn some money. Patience is certainly key when it comes to publishing content online.

Also, it’s a pretty rewarding experience watching your earnings count up bit by bit, and knowing that you’re close to your next payout! It’s a long road, but you will get there!

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Goals for the Next Year:

The goal on the top of my list is to write more Hubs! I would like to get to fifty published hubs at least. I’ll also plan and organize my schedule so that I can set aside some time each week to work on my hubs.

Secondly, I’d like to get more involved in the community. I would like to ask more questions in the Answers section, and I hope someday that I can be answering some of the questions for a change in the Help forums. I also would like to take part in a challenge (maybe the famous 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge!) and also a competition. I’m already looking forward to the next year!

Interested in publishing content online? Think about signing up for Hubpages!
Interested in publishing content online? Think about signing up for Hubpages! | Source

The Big Question - Should You Sign Up for Hubpages?

If you enjoy writing and don’t mind doing a little bit of research every now and then, I’d say go for it. What do you have to lose? I certainly don’t regret joining Hubpages. I’ve learned a bit about how the internet works from the website, and I’ve also learned about other general topics.

However before you sign up and start furiously producing articles, I suggest heading over to the Hubpages Learning Center. There are tutorials for everything publishing and hub-related. It certainly helped me, and I still visit it today whenever I’m not sure about something.

If interested, you can sign up right here.


It’s been a good year for me on Hubpages so far. I’m still learning, but I certainly know more about publishing content online now than I did a year ago.

I’m looking forward to the next year and what it (and Hubpages) has to bring!

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    • daisydayz profile image

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      6 years ago from Cardiff

      Nice hub, I have been here around 6-7 months now I think, and I love the experience, I enjoy writing and sharing my ideas so much - and the financial side is just a bonus for me. Like you said I am not earning lots, just a little every month but it is slowely growing and I will soon hit my first payout which will be exciting. Good luck with your goals!

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      TycoonSam 

      6 years ago from Washington, MI

      Very nice hub. I'm fairly new to Hub Pages but I feel like I'm at home. The people are friendly and I'm proud to be part of this community.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      6 years ago from Washington, DC

      Cardia,

      Just wanted to stop by as a week-old hubber and thank you for this article. It was very informative and very generous of you. I came across it doing my hubber research as I try to learn all that I can to produce great hubs. Please give feedback on my 4 littles hubs whenever you get a chance. Thanks

    • Cardia profile imageAUTHOR

      Cardia 

      6 years ago from Barbados.

      I'm honoured! Thank you very much, and welcome to HubPages, ECKB! :) Best wishes to you.

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      Cardia 

      6 years ago from Barbados.

      The Annoying Life - I'm sure you will! and welcome to Hubpages!

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      ECKB 

      6 years ago

      Hi, I'm new to HP and this is the first page I've seen. I figured it would be rude if I didn't comment. Congrats on your first year ; )

    • The Annoying Life profile image

      Kevin Martin 

      6 years ago from United States

      I just signed up hours ago and I published my first Hub already. I'm very familiar with producing content online as I've been blogging and earning money by doing so for almost a year now, but I'm new to HubPages. I actually found your article by searching Google for HubPage reviews and you were the first result. I hope I'm able to increase my readership using HubPages! :)

    • Cardia profile imageAUTHOR

      Cardia 

      6 years ago from Barbados.

      Thank you for your comment! :)

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      diplorging 

      6 years ago from Serbia

      I like when people write about their experiences here on Hubpages. Congratulations on the anniversary. I hope you will write much more hubs in the future!

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