What makes you happier?

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  1. kirstenblog profile image79
    kirstenblogposted 14 years ago

    Are you happier when you earn a little bit of money from a hub or knowing that the information/help you have provided in a hub has really been of value to a reader?

    Personally I am a bit torn. I love seeing that I have made some money and am noticing that if my amazon sales fall off my google ad sense earnings increase so can have a little excitement often. On the other hand when I get a comment like one I got today I want to dance around the flat! I love that a site review type hub got someone excited and might just be a great thing in their life, and that I am responsible for that.

    I think maybe I really just want it all! big_smile lol

    1. Daddy Paul profile image62
      Daddy Paulposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I am here to make money and share what I know. If you gain from my hubs great. If I make money great. I have learned a lot from others writing. Much of the writing here is very honest and shares life experience.

  2. profile image0
    ryankettposted 14 years ago

    Money. There are people who would like me to feel ashamed of that, but I am not smile

  3. Urbane Chaos profile image90
    Urbane Chaosposted 14 years ago

    For me, it's equal.  I love to be able to help people out, and getting paid for it, well, that's just a nice sweet little bonus.

    The world is built on relationships and communication.  If we wern't able to form those two, then we'd still be slappin' sticks together and prayin' for rain.  I'd rather know that I've made a difference in the world.. but still, in order to do that, yes, I need a little cash flow.

    Smell what I'm steppin' in? big_smile

  4. kirstenblog profile image79
    kirstenblogposted 14 years ago

    It sounds like perhaps folks would like a balance, between feedback that you helped someone and earning money. That sounds fair enough to me smile

  5. CMHypno profile image82
    CMHypnoposted 14 years ago

    For me it's all good.  I like making money and I like it if people have enjoyed/gotten something out of my writing.

    Though, lots more money would be great! smile

  6. kirstenblog profile image79
    kirstenblogposted 14 years ago

    CMHypno, lots more money would be frickin spectacular! yikes

  7. Arthur Fontes profile image73
    Arthur Fontesposted 14 years ago

    The thing that actually motivates me to continue is checking analytics and seeing people from all over the world that actually spent time and read anything I wrote.  Everytime I see a new google I get excited to see what part of the world the reader was from.

  8. myownworld profile image72
    myownworldposted 14 years ago

    Personally, since I have a regular job elsewhere, I'm here solely for writing...and so nothing matters more to me than my work being read and valued. But I don't see why anyone here for money should not feel as happy at some appreciation of their work too. infact, I know lots of good writers here who are dependent on HP for money, but that doesn't take away from their talent in anyway... smile

  9. Greek One profile image63
    Greek Oneposted 14 years ago

    I am happy when people can find inner peace and joy when reading my material

  10. waynet profile image68
    waynetposted 14 years ago

    What makes me happier here is that I can write about whatever I want to write about and if that's my drawing, horror movie obsessions and the occasional funny hub, then that's even better....but I'm still happier when I make money everyday here!

  11. H.C Porter profile image79
    H.C Porterposted 14 years ago

    I honestly don't care much about the earnings of my hubs-but I get gitty & happy when I have lots of comments left, and if I know it helped another person in some way.

  12. profile image0
    Justine76posted 14 years ago

    I agree with MOW, Im here soley to write and hopefully help somebody out. BUT this is really supposed to be a money making thingy and so I am happy for other people when they make money.

  13. viryabo profile image94
    viryaboposted 14 years ago

    Real honest answer???
    Its the $$$. smile

  14. Rafini profile image81
    Rafiniposted 14 years ago

    Right now it's the writing & sharing info.  Once I start earning money...I'm sure it'll be the money! hmm smile

  15. winky123 profile image59
    winky123posted 14 years ago

    i dont know

  16. tfhodge profile image60
    tfhodgeposted 14 years ago

    'Feeling' happy and 'being' happy are quite a distinction. With or without material things, I am happy because I choose it, as well as choosing to be thankful.


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