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Hubpages; tips for newbies

Updated on August 18, 2016
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Amanda 25, has been writing since she was in the 8th grade. Even winning some awards for her work.

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5 Days In

I joined 5 days ago and i am already learning so much. I thought i was a above average writer. Things i did not take in to consideration while writing are brought to my attention now. It is a great learning experience for anyone. Now i am putting myself in the bracket of being a below average writer. I am hoping Hubpages will whip me into shape even more. The articles people write on here are blowing my mind. They are so amazing and detailed, diverse and well put together. Upon reading many Hubpage articles i began getting a little discouraged, thinking i am not ready to run with the big dogs yet. So i put on my big girl... mascara and try to learn from my mistakes and other hubber's articles. I am still in bootcamp!

Bootcamp

Hubpage Bootcamp is for newbies, You have to publish five simultaneously-featured hubs. Your new hubs that do not pass the quality assessment process will be unpublished and not be seen. If your having trouble passing the 5 featured hub barrier, keep working on it! Edit your hubs and see what your doing wrong or if you need to add more content to your hub. Beware use your links sparingly on your hub, it will qualify as spammy. It is not the end of the world, you will achieve it with hard work and will be out of the bootcamp process in no time. Bootcamp was designed for new members, to stop spam and make sure the site stays top notch with quality work. I am still in bootcamp and i am still learning what to do, what not to do.

Hub tools help alot

Hub tools let you know how much or what content to put on your article. Which is great, you can not have a bunch of disorganized articles, not good for people trying to find information. There is a hub tool for everything, even for recipes. When i started writing my first hub, the ease of using the tools were simple and well put together. The little question marks on each hub tool tell you how to use the capsules and what they do if you put them in your article. You can also do a different page layout, for recipes and such. Overall it is pretty self explanatory, but if you still have trouble with hub tools search the help forum.

Help forum

Visiting the help forum is a must! You will have so many questions as a newbie. I suggest writing all your questions down and head over the the forum. You will also run across some other helpful tips and questions you didn't know you needed. The hubbers that answer your questions are very knowlegable, I noticed some of them have been on Hubpages for years. You can learn from them and there hubs as well. Never be afraid to ask questions, everyone has been a newbie.

How to Hub - a beginners guide

Hubpage Earning Program

This one was a little tricky for a newbie to figure out. Do not sign up for Google Adsense if you are a newbie, they do not accept us. I tried, i got the warning from hubpages about not enough content to be accepted...i am a rebel and did it anyway. Unfortunately, i was not accepted. We have not got our feet wet yet or have enough rich content on our site for them to accept us, but do not worry there is Ebay and Amazon. You have to promote there products in your hubs. If someone buys something through your referral you get commission for each sale. Sign-up is easy, login to your Hubpage account and go to my earnings. Click on the Earnings settings page, Click get started to set up your Ebay and Amazon programs. If you have issues reffer to the Hubpage help forum. Once you get that all set up your ready to start earning through your hubs.

Hubpage Overview

Congratulations on becoming a hubber, it's very enjoyable work! To put what is in your mind in a creative way, for people to see is a great way to express your views, opinions and inform people about places, products and just about anything else your heart desires. With Hubpage's ease of access and how this site is setup on a great foundation with lots of useful information, it is foolproof. A great way for a online community to come together, help each other and share a passion to write. Not to mention making a little bit of money for your hard work. Happy hubbing hubbers!

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      Amanda Winter 12 months ago from Houston, Tx

      Thank you for your advice!

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      Mel Carriere 12 months ago from San Diego California

      It is not difficult to be accepted on Google adsense. Get a facebook or other social media following, post your articles there, and you will bring in traffic. With a little bit of traffic, adsense is not particularly demanding. You'll be accepted quickly.

      Unfortunately, Amazon has paid me almost nothing, and if you read the latest email from Hub Pages, Ebay capsules are a thing of that past. Ebay didn't pay anything, anyway.

      Good luck on your Hub Pages experience. I advise patience and persistence. Don't give up if early results are negligible.

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      Norma Lawrence 12 months ago from California

      Welcome to Hub Pages. I joined 6 years ago but never did anything until 3 months ago. It is a great place to interact with other writers. Your article was great. Keep it up. My articles do not do well on this site but I will keep trying. Thanks

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      Amanda Winter 12 months ago from Houston, Tx

      Thank you!

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      Nancy Yager 12 months ago from Hamburg, New York

      So wonderful to have a newcomer. You will find that hubpages is forever changing but I feel that the changes have made us better.