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How Hubpages Gave Me a Job and a New Discovery

Updated on February 26, 2012

When I was in kindergarten, my teachers were having a hard time training me how to write and read. Sure, I can catch up with songs, colors, and drawing but I was pretty troublesome with the former two. I don’t know if it was due to my teacher’s incompetence or my childish reluctance to learn. But anyway, I am not ashamed to tell everyone that it was only during my first grade that I learned how to read and write well.

Looking back, I still can’t imagine that I’d land on doing something my former pre-school teachers would not think I’d do in the coming years. Also, given my profession as a nurse, people are bewildered when they find out that I do writing for a living, aside from my previous rebellion in rock music (Hahaha!). All along, they knew that writing wasn’t really my thing. Well, at least not until two years ago…

Zen Health August to October Issue
Zen Health August to October Issue | Source

You see, when I was waiting for the result of my Philippine Nurse Licensure Exam, I decided not to work just yet because I want to relish months of good time and rest from my perilous BSN years. I was so desperate to do something worthwhile. I tried doing other things alongside composing songs and singing for various indie rock bands. One time while taking a break, I tried searching online for new nursing articles to read about, just to keep me abreast on new things about patient care and health, you know all that stuff. And from there, I had stumbled upon this nursing website called Nursetogether. As I read on further, I discovered that they were in need of contributors to share their expertise for nurses and nursing students alike. I thought why not give it a try? After all, I somehow have ample experiences to share with student nurses being the newly grad BSN scholar I am, that time. And the next thing I knew, I already have three articles published in that dynamic and interactive nursing website, one of which was also featured in a Philippine health magazine called ZEN HEALTH (August to October Issue).

So I guess, the aforementioned experience was my first jump to the realms of writing. But what does Hubpages had to do with my current writing endeavors? If you’re not yet eaten by boredom from this, first ever blog-like hub, then you may continue reading along…

Strict voice rest for two consecutive months. Thank goodness for the speedy recovery!
Strict voice rest for two consecutive months. Thank goodness for the speedy recovery! | Source

Okay so where were we? Well, I joined here in this cool website almost three months ago, prompted by the exasperation brought upon by a previous vocal cord disorder which I had triumphantly overcome. In September 2011, I was strongly advised by my ENT doctor to undergo strict voice rest. That means, I am not allowed to talk, whisper, moan, yell, shout, sigh, and produce whatever sound I am capable of for two months. The only time that I’d be allowed to talk is when my scope exam would show that I already have healed vocal cords. Luckily, I did have a smooth and fast recovery in the said period of time, from which I am very thankful of. But during those trying times, I literally have no one to talk to. People noticed that I became a little withdrawn so they started communicating with me through pens and whiteboards. And most of the time, I would do charades to tell them what I need or want. Also, I got tired of blogging for a while because it’s as if my reflective words were shouting back at me. I just hated doing that during those two hard months. One day, however, when I was browsing for some nursing photos in Google, I accidentally landed on www.hubpages.com. I was on someone else’s hub which I currently resent having done nothing to remember her username. Basically, that was my first introduction to Hubpages.

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Okay now, for the discovery...

The moment I saw the potential of Hubpages as a credible platform for writing, I never missed the chance to sign up. I can still remember the video they had with that wonderful female voice over within the video clip. And from there, I almost cannot believe that I’ve published over ten hubs until today. Even after my recuperation, I was so hooked that I never stopped writing and participating in Hubpages community. Meanwhile, since I was left with no job to go back to after my recovery, I had to look for something to sustain my finances. During a month-long job hunt, I still continued writing in here.

Earning from Writing - For Real!

Never did I imagine that Hubpages would be the one to land me on my first writing job, well, at least figuratively. After endless trials and submissions, I was finally called by a local-based company in search for freelance article writers. I did not hesitate to attend their series of interviews. Of course, aside from seeing me, they had to read about some of my works. With that said, I openly admit that I passed some print outs of my hubs as part of my sample portfolio. Finally, last January 25th, I was officially hired by the said company. And almost three weeks ago, I got my first salary through a cash card they had provided for me. You don’t have an idea how delighted I was.

Well, it won’t hurt to tell everyone that I spent my first writing salary for my mother’s diagnostic examinations and check-ups.

I feel so proud of myself. It’s like graduating from college again. The training, keenness, flair in writing, and techniques I got from Hubpages are so valuable. I couldn’t have done this without them. There were also some hubbers who gave me full-blast support such as Cloudexplorer, Lord de Cross, rLcasalme, and others (I’m pretty sure you know who you are. It’s just that I am not really good with remembering usernames.) It’s like you’re all instrumental to this pay-check and the ones to follow.

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Yeeeee! Cash card. 3 | Source

I must say, Hubpages gave me the training I need in order to fortify my writing abilities and land on a decent and flexible writing job I can do along with my singing and studying. Furthermore, Hubpages gave me a revelation – that I can become a writer by my own means and rights. And for me, that is one big accomplishment.

Want to have that same positive transformation in your career and life?

Then join HUBPAGES!

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      Congratulation on your first writing job. Yes writing online is so rewarding. And with a site like this there are so many like minded people that it is also fun.

      Thanks for SHARING. Up and interesting

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      conradofontanilla 5 years ago from Philippines

      Wow! Tina, you can be entertaining and inspiring at the same time. I have already written that HUB on noni I told you about. Noni product is available in Cubao, across the Farmer's Plaza, at Biovitale Holistic Center, G/F 597 CRB Bldg. EDSA Cubao. Try (02) 448-7625 or (02) 448-7626. Try to get a discount by telling them that I have guided you to their store which is owned by Dr. Sonny Viloria, a Naturopath and entrepreneur. You may show them a printout of this, which they can verify thru my cell phone 09276846078.

      I hope PhilNONI will be able to help your MOM on her diabetes.

      'Til then,

      Conrado D. Fontanilla

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Hi there Sir Conrado! Thank you very much for that valuable piece of information. Cubao is just one jeepney ride from where I live so I'd definitely check out that store you've been telling about. I will also do as you had instructed. A discount would surely help.

      Will be texting you later. Have a great Sunday! :)

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you very much Viking! Hubpages has helped me a lot. And until now, I am still learning a lot through it. Truly, Hubpages rocks! \m/

      I really appreciate your comment. Have a nice day!

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      Ruth Serrano 5 years ago from Philippines

      well, your preschool teachers did not know that hidden talent :) KUDOS on the great job.. and get well soon to your mom... I enjoyed reading your hub by the way.. it was very inspiring... voted up:)

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      A great success story! I hope you keep Hubbing too and post news of more successes.

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      Comfort Babatola 5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Congrats thesingernurse! What an inspiration your story is. I remember responding to your hubs not too long ago. I'm so happy for you!

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      Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines

      congratulations, I am proud of you,I guess one of the happiest people here on earth are those people who earned from their passion regardless of the amount they received...I know how happy you are and you are really so great to be able to use all your God given talents. Hope to hear you sing someday

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      Congratulations! I enjoy reading about successs tories like yours.

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      Cogratulations!

      Your journey to success is inspiring

      Thanks for SHARING:)

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      Cliff Mendrez 5 years ago from Philippines

      thesingernurse, congratulations! I've wondered why you have not published any hub as of late and now I know the answer. This is a great story. I hope you would be able to continue writing here. You are a beautiful and gifted writer!

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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      Great story thesingernurse. Your story will serve as encouragement for a lot of people here in hubpages.

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      Robert Erich 5 years ago from California

      This is a great success story! I am totally psyched that Hubpages has given you such an incredible opportunity. I look forward to seeing where your writing continues to take you.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      You achieved success on your own due to your own hard-work and dedication to your writing skills as well as balancing your other talents and passions(singing and nursing) very nicely. Congrats on your exciting job. Even I landed on HubPages accidently. I am blessed to be the part of this encouraging and supportive site and its good and helpful community - our hubber-friends. Wish u more success in your life. All the best!

      Thank u for sharing. Interesting. Vote up.

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Hi rutheddavid! Thank you very much for dropping by. :)

      Yeah, they did not know... so do I. But like what I had said, this whole experience was a revelation. I am very happy about stumbling upon Hubpages. Signing up here is like the best thing I did since last year. :)

      Thank you very much! Have a great day! :)

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you comfortB. Yes, it was not too long ago. And I would like to thank you for sharing great things in your hubs. I am one of your happy followers. :)

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you very much for reading Xstatic! :) I am humbled by such experience but it feels so good. I am lucky to have the opportunity to share this with all of you guys.

      Thank you and more power to you! :)

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Indeed, earning from doing what you love is fulfilling. Thank you for dropping by Cecilia! :) And oh about the gigs... If you want, you may check out our play scheds, songs, and videos at our official band page, AMIHAN:

      https://www.facebook.com/AngAmihan?sk=app_17809112...

      although as of now, we're in the process of finishing all our recording endeavors. Have a great day friend! :)

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you Millionaire. You're all part of this success. Thank you for making it all possible. :)

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you very much for reading thumbi. And I really appreciate your comment. :D

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Yes Cliff, that's the reason. I've been so preoccupied in the past few days as I tried my best to get a "feel" of my new writing job. It was hard at first, but it's all worth it. I just love writing and singing. :)

      Thank you for dropping by bro! Have a blessed day!

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you very much for taking the time to read cebutouristspot. :)

      I shared my story because I want everyone to see the beauty in using Hubpages. And of course, to take full advantage of it. :)

      Take care!

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you Rob! It's very nice to hear from my first ever and inspiring follower! At some point, I have tried emulating your straight-forward, humorous, and prolific writing. But I guess, nothing beats the original. Hahahaha!

      Thank you very much for dropping by! :)

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you very much ishwaryaa, my friend. You're one of those people here in Hubpages who always give me something to look forward to.

      Truly, finding Hubpages is like finding a precious stone amidst rocks and sands. And I look forward to having more fab hubber-friends. :)

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      rLcasaLme 5 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Wow Tina! I'm so happy for you. You really don't know how to rest, do you? It seems you want to do everything if possible. Hehe. =P

      And hey, thanks for the mention. I'm very glad and honored.

      Keep it up! Don't stop!

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Don't mention it Kuya. You were so supportive back then. Well, until now. :D Hehehe! I love trying out new things regardless whether I'd be successful in it or not. For me, it's not all about winning or getting what I want. It's all about acquiring wonderful experiences.

      Thank you very much for your time. Take care! :)

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      An amazing inspirational story @Thesingingnurse, and thanks for mentioning me of all people in your hub as well, I only call it how I see it. Your a rising star in the making, and you deserve all that you receive, you owe me nothing at all.

      I just notice great talent when I see it, and you my dear are a one of a kind, your talent is simply impeccable in every way imaginable, from singing, to writing, to your visual appeal with your fashion images and all. Simply breath taking is the presence you have here on hubpages as well as elsewhere as I've seen you on Youtube singing in those cool videos, and I'm simply amazed to say the least, but honored to know you.

      Congrad's on being so interesting, so talented, and such a humble, and kind spirited individual. Oh and awesome hub again, this ones getting pinned.

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you very much CloudExplorer. Reading your insights made my day. I don't aim to become a rockstar or something of that sort. I just want to do the things I am very passionate about. And it feels very good to know that beautiful and wonderful people (Oh, and you're one of them!) get to appreciate my efforts. In the past, I was not given the opportunity to discover and improve my talents and abilities. One factor is that my parents won't let me to because they've always been stuck to the idea that "they had the fullest right to dictate things upon me". I love them dearly but their decision towards what would best work for me did not make me happy at all. And I am very thankful that now, even though they are not really that convinced that I'd succeed on things I do, they somehow support me with my endeavors. In a way, it is a bit of relief in my part.

      People like you inspire me a lot to become better. Thank you very much for believing in things I am capable of doing. Still, I have so much to learn about. Take care! And thank you very much for dropping by.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Congrats on your success, and I hope you enjoy hubpages for a long time yet! cheers nell

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you Nell. Wonderful writers and people like you make my stay here in Hubpages a rewarding experience every time. I always feel at home and learn a lot.

      Good luck to all your endeavors too. Thank you very much for stopping by. :)

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ...well I haven't made one sing penny here so maybe I should offer up the starving female population - the male model in me - lol - a poster boy for the local dog pound if my cats allow me - lol lol -

      ....well Tina this really is a feel good story and naturally I am so happy for you - this is an excellent testimony also for hubpages but I would say it all started with you and your attitude and your drive, determination and ambition - you are a young lady to be admired - and respected. Will post this awesome story to our music/cinema group LET'S JUST TALK MUSIC OR CINEMA on FACEBOOK with a direct link back here ... lake erie time ontario canada 11:38am

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you very much epigramman, my friend. Hubpages opened a lot of doors for me. Writing for this site is like the confirmation of my upcoming writing career (If there's such thing awaiting me. Lol.). I really appreciate your comments. However, I still feel humbled because I know these beautiful words are coming from epigramman - one of the best and lovable hubbers in the entire Hubpages planet (Wish there's really such a thing!). :D

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      Debbie Roberts 5 years ago from Greece

      Well done on your success, it is all down to you for having the courage to go for it and having the drive to put in the hard work needed for success of any kind. Whether it's singing, writing or nursing. I'm sure things will only get better and better for you.

      I'm sure it felt good to be able to put your hard earned money towards your Mothers medical costs, after all we only get one Mum.

      An inspiring hub and voted up.

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you for taking the time to read Debbie. Everything was hard at first but it feels good to be rewarded with so much blessings after going through such hardships. As for shouldering my mom's medical costs, it sure felt good. It's about time I take care of her. :D

      Thank you for your very encouraging comment as well. Take care!

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      Cassandra Mantis 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      I know that its possible to earn money on Hub Pages and I wish you lots of luck with writing and blogging Tina! I posted here earlier but I don't see it. My pc may have been acting up at the time! Have a great day! :)

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      It is... literally and figuratively! I may have not earned directly from my hubs but writing in Hubpages has helped me become a better writer... And I continue learning everyday!

      Thank you for stopping by Cassy! Take care! :)

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      theking2020 5 years ago

      Congratulations on your success, I have no doubt that you will acquire more success as well as wish you the best of luck.

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you very much theking2020. Thank you for believing in me. I wish you success in all your endeavors as well. Take care! :)

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      dayakthinker 5 years ago

      Great Job. I believe your determination and your positive thoughts get everyone going.

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you very much Dayathinker! I love sharing positiveness to everyone. Thank you very much for dropping by! :)

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      What a brave and patient person you are. Recovering from vocal problems can take a very long time, as you have found out.

      So glad you joined hubpages because you are a true treasure. I love your beautiful attitude. You are a positive light! Voted up interesting and beautiful (like you.)

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you very much Ms. Audrey. Yeah, it was hard at first. But through the course of recuperation, I learned how to accept such condition since it will only be just temporary. I know it happened for a reason and somehow, I am thankful; because that experience taught me how to value my voice even more.

      I am also very happy to have joined Hubpages because I get to meet wonderful individuals, like you. Now, I get to learn proper vocal techniques by reading all your hubs. They are very useful! :)

      Take care Ms. Audrey and have a great day! :)

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      precy anza 5 years ago from USA

      Hey, how are you?

      This is a good read and glad found this hub of yours. This is inspiring :) Happy to know about your success. Keep us posted!

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Am doing great Precy. Thank you very much for taking the time to read my hub. I'm glad to know that I had given inspiration by sharing my humble beginnings here at Hubpages.

      I wish you even more success in life. More power to you!

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 5 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi,

      Just read your article. I must say it is inspiring, influencing and igniting. I wish I had your writing skill! Congrats and keep on writing.

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you very much Sunilkunnoth2012! My own journey to becoming a freelance writer had been inspiring as well. Never did I imagine that I could go this far. In turn, this motivates me to help my fellow aspiring writers in their own journey to success. And sharing my experiences and insights are the least that I can do.

      Thank you for taking the time to read this hub. More power to all your endeavors!

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      I can relate much of what you said here. I love Hubpages and came across it accidentally. I've learn so much about writing here and hope to learn more. Thanks for sharing this fab hub. Voted up and shared! Take care, Kelley

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      Deninson Mota 5 years ago from East Elmhurst, NY

      @thesingernurse

      Great story. I must congratulate you for your new job. Your hub has a great message in it and I know it will inspire many people.

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      What a wonderfully inspiring story. Congratulations on using your HubPages portfolio to get a paying writing job.

      I empathize with how hard it is to rest one's voice. I had some temporary paralysis of my vocal cords years ago for about a month after having thyroid surgery and it was really frustrating, especially since I had a newborn son. It was also scary as I wasn't sure if I would get my voice back. Needless to say, I never took speaking for granted after I fully recovered.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Congrats on your success and thank you for sharing your experience!

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      Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      This is a beautiful and very inspirational story. Thank you so much for sharing and congrats on your success! :)

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you Kelly. Indeed, Hubpages had impacted our lives in wonderful ways we never thought before as possible. I hope you can share your great Hubpages experience to us as well.

      Thank you very much for dropping by. Take care!

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you for taking the time to read gregoriom. Writing for Hubpages is humbling and inspiring at the same time. I'm very glad to share all these experiences to all my fellow hubbers. Take care!

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you very much Melchi. It's my pleasure to inspire fellow hubbers even through my small ways. Take care!

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you for sharing your own experience Happyboomernurse. I also had the same apprehensions when I was advised to have complete voice rest for a couple of months. And just like what you said, I have never taken my voice for granted after that, ever again. As for my writing job, I must admit that I am very delighted to end up making articles and being paid for real. It's kind of frustrating at the beginning but I guess struggles and frustrations are all part of the process. Aside from writing, when am away from my computer, I also do clinical work as a nurse.

      Thank you very much for dropping by! More power to you. :)

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you very much for dropping by HawaiiHeart! Take care!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      A very goo write! Congrats on your accomplishments and way to go..

      All the best

      Rahul

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you very much Rahul! More power to you. Take care! :)

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      yssubramanyam 5 years ago from india, nellore. andhrapradesh

      excellent achievement. your devotion and dedication besides determination worked out success. i love your hub. i may start soon..all must help me.. hoping so..

      bye till next..

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you for reading, Sir. Like I always say, it isn't easy starting out. But with determination (as you said) and perseverance, anyone can go a long way. Wow, I hope you can also share with us your journey through the exciting world of freelancing!

      Cheers! :)

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You are well on your way now - congrats!

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you very much Christy! :) Have a great day!

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      myownlife 5 years ago from london

      Wow, awesome, brilliant job. apparently everyone wants to be you but you are the one just you. hope to learn many more things from you.

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      Melis Ann 4 years ago from Mom On A Health Hunt

      Congrats on a job well done! Writing is a great outlet and way to share with others. If you can get paid for it on top of that, it's a great bonus.

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      thesingernurse 4 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Indeed, Melis Ann. I never thought it would be possible. Maybe, luck struck me just in time when I needed it. Thank you very much for dropping by. Happy writing!

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      Veronica Sevilla 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Wow. This is such a nice hub! I can totally relate since I'm also a RN in PH. After passing the NLE, I've had more work experience as a writer than any nursing-related job. I'm resigning from my staff nurse job this month because of the distance from my house to the hospital and I'm thinking of going back to writing. Cheers for nurse-writers! :)

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      thesingernurse 4 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Hi Veronica! I commend those nurses, like you, who have found a means to earn despite our nurse unemployment issues at the moment. Cheers to all of us.

      And thank you very much for dropping by. :)

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      agusfanani 4 years ago from Indonesia

      Hello thesingernurse. You're blessed with some good talents that have brought you success. Congratulations, I hope that you'll reach more success in the future. Vote up !

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      thesingernurse 4 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Thank you agusfanani!

      As for me being blessed with some good talents - I would really love to believe that. However, I consider myself more as someone who has been honed by the tests of time. What I do and am capable of right now is more like a product of overcome challenges and sustained hard work.

      And the only way to make things better is to share them in every way imaginable - like writing. :)

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      John Coviello 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Great story about how you wound up at HubPages. I was going to answer your poll, but you did not have the option that led me to HubPages. I heard about it through an email sent to me by a job search site that I had put in the keyword "writer" for job opportunities. HubPages advertises on major job search sites.

      Why not have a link to your referral link for someone to sign up for HubPages at the end of this Hub, where you say "Then join HUBPAGES!"? Getting new Hubbers to sign up under your referral link is a great way to make extra money on HubPages.

      One final question... I see you are from the Philippines, is English your native language? The reason why I ask is because your writing is in such good English that it really seems like you grew up in an English speaking country.

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