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I'm Grateful to HubPages for Giving Me the Opportunity to Write

Updated on May 17, 2018
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Karen Hellier is a freelance writer and eBay entrepreneur. She lives happily in the mountains of North Georgia with her husband and her dog.

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I Have to Stop Writing and Go to Bed

It's 1:35 a.m. and I have to get up for work in 5 hours. I have to stop writing and go to bed now. But I can't...I am hooked.

In high school, I had a dream to major in English and be a writer, but teach till I became a good one. My father told me I could not major in English because there were no jobs. Like an obedient daughter, I listened to him and majored in Social Work. Oh yes, there are jobs in that field, but no money. I am happy doing the work I do. But I am happier writing.

I have dabbled in writing here and there over the years...poems tucked away in journals, newsletters here and there for myself, for my boss, for my team, love letters written to my husband, but I have yet to become a "writer." People have told me through the years that I should write a book. That sounds good but the reality of becoming a writer, finding a subject to write about, finding the time, finding a publisher, hoping and praying someone would think it was worthy of publication...whoa, all too daunting for someone like me who majored in Social Work instead of English.

Then I found HubPages. I can write to my heart's content, and although no one may see my words, I am WRITING !!! It feels so good. Words pour out of me. Time flies by, and I keep writing. I lose all track of time. 30 articles in 30 days were at first, "How am I going to find 30 different subjects to write about?" and is now, "I need to stop writing and go to bed so I can get some sleep."

I can't sleep after writing. My brain doesn't want to shut off. I am so excited about this new adventure. It's such a rush to do it finally. Day by day, more ideas pop into my head. I write the titles down on my HubPages account and save them, so I don't forget them. "I will work on them tomorrow, " I think to myself. Then I log off my computer and try to go to bed. But my mind can't settle down. The words and ideas keep coming, keep flowing out, begging me to get up and write them down, so I don't forget them. Words that are dying to be said. Stories that are screaming to be told. Piles of creative ideas that have been forming for years. I am WRITING !!! Oh, my gosh, what freedom to be able to finally express those heartfelt thoughts and burning words that have been in my mind and heart for decades. HubPages has opened up a faucet of writing for me, and I can't shut the water off...nor do I want to! I am so happy and grateful to have found a place to write. And at the same time, I am writing and also earning money. When I started writing for HubPages that was so exciting to me. And now that I have been writing on the HubPages website for six years, I am still happy and fulfilled by being able to write and earn money online from my writing.

There are other websites that allow people to write, but my first opportunity to write and publish my writing online was Hubpages. Am I really earning money from HubPages? Yes, not a lot but I am.

But the most wonderful thing about HubPages for me is the opportunity to write about anything and everything. And boy has my writing muse been having fun and letting it all out ever since! So thank you Hubpages for the opportunity to write.

Are You Interested in Earning Money From Writing?

If you are interested in earning money from writing, on any subject you please, sign up to write for HubPages today. There will some challenges for you, especially if you haven't written much online before. These challenges include:

  • Writing articles of 1,000 words or more
  • Writing articles, not just blogging
  • Including at least 3 to 4 photos
  • Adding a video when you can
  • Adding Google Adsense and Amazon Links to your account when appropriate

But the HubPages website has a tutorial section and helpful forums that give tips on how to be a successful writer for the HubPages website. I am not technically savvy, but by using the tutorials and asking questions of other HubPages writers, I have figured out how to do all of the above so it's not as challenging as you might think.

My experience with writing for HubPages has been totally positive and I can't recommend any writing website any higher than the HubPages site. I will always be grateful to HubPages for the chance to write and earn money online.

It's free to sign up as a HubPages writer, so what are you waiting for? Sign up today!

Copyright by Karen Hellier, 2012

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