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I'm Sorry HubPages.

Updated on February 9, 2014
Hub pages I'm sorry.
Hub pages I'm sorry.

I'm Sorry HubPages.

No, truly I am. I'm sorry for ever doubting that it could fulfil my expectations of what a writing site should be. For quite a few months now I have turned my back on the community and the site to see what effect this would have on my writing statistics. I have to say that the outcome has been pretty good. In the time of inactivity views and earnings have remained constant for most of the time. Until the last few weeks that is. Over the last month my views have begun increasing and so have my earnings.

So what is so good about that I hear some say?

It is particularly good because I have been almost completely inactive. The fact that I have continued to make money has allowed me to do some other things leveraging my time and maximising on my efforts.

Do the work once, get paid while you sleep.

Do the work once and get paid while you sleep is a powerful statement. Only the internet can provide this. Getting paid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year is what it's all about.

Working for a boss will never give you this. Writing content and blogs will give you this security in these highly volatile times and no job security.

Now is time to start.

I'm here for the long run.

Because of the continued income streams that HubPages provides I am here to stay and I am setting goals for myself again. Will it take over my life again in such a consuming way? Wait and see. Below you will see the immediate goals I am setting and I intend to achieve them.

I now want to work hard and I have decided to set a minimum set of targets that I would like to achieve. Consistency is the keyword here if I am to make any headway in the time left in 2013.

Thank you HubPages.

Yes a big thank you to HubPages for providing such a brilliant platform for anyone to become successful, whatever you believe success is.

The site is not standing still and is making subtle changes to the way it operates. Nobody likes change for the sake of change. Hub Pages is doing what is necessary from what I can see to consolidate it's position as being the top site for QUALITY CONTENT. My advice is to stick with it, learn and earn.

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Please accept my apology

I'm sorry, please accept my apologies for not trusting in you enough to believe that things would turn around over the longer term. Many feel this way I am sure. The fact is that in these days of instant everything we all expect fast results from everything we do, when, in reality anything worth having is worth waiting for.

I'm glad I waited for things to slowly improve and they are doing. The question is will others do the same ? Only time will tell.

What's next for poshcoffeeco on hub pages ?

My immediate goal is to achieve the 100.000 view milestone then as follows :-

# Recover my hub score.

# Become active in commenting again.

# Climb the commenter levels.

# Produce 2 quality articles per week.

These are my initial targets and hope that they will be the minimum standard for me to aspire to.

Poshcoffeeco is back!

Poshcoffeecco on Bubblews.

If you like writing on various platforms then take a look at my site on Bubblews.

Bubblews is great if you just want to write what you are currently feeling. Voice your opinion and get paid. Fast becoming a platform to be reckoned with, this compliments what you do on Hub Pages and pays really well. From where I am standing the 2 will compliment each other and add strength and variation to your earnings portfolio.

Check out my pages here.

If you decide not to join, that is fine, but I would urge all to do so as the $25 payment threashold is a bonus.

Take a look at my top 5 posts and pay particular attention to this one about Hub Pages.

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  • FatBoyThin profile image

    Colin Garrow 

    3 years ago from Kinneff, Scotland

    I don't bother setting goals, I just write when I feel like it (which is pretty much every day, anyway). Nice Hub, voted up.

  • TwilightDream profile image


    4 years ago from Chennai, India

    Congrats for reaching the milestone of 100000 views (your premier goal here)~ Keep it up!

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    Steve Mitchell 

    4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Thanks Jo miller for commenting. See you around then.

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    Jo Miller 

    4 years ago from Tennessee

    I have never been very active on this site, but also have decided to put in a little more time here. I have more modest goals than you, though.

    I'll look you up on Bubblews. I'm somewhat of a slacker there also.

  • poshcoffeeco profile imageAUTHOR

    Steve Mitchell 

    4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    cclitgirl. Thanks for the comment. It is a good platform, made what it is by lovely people like you.

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    Cynthia Calhoun 

    4 years ago from Western NC

    You make me giggle. :) Yes, you need to do other things besides just HP. But, it's a good platform and the community? Unbeatable. :)

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    Rose Clearfield 

    4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    The bottom line is that you need to have passive income as a freelance writer in order to maintain a reasonable monthly income. There is simply a limit to the amount of client writing that you can do in a day, and it is easy to burn out on this type of work. Sticking with HubPages is a long-term commitment. Sometimes it is really tough to keep that commitment, but once you're established, you can always come back to it as you have time. I hope to have more time again as we get into 2014. I appreciate your insight on this important topic!

  • TwilightDream profile image


    4 years ago from Chennai, India

    Hello SM (PC), I have been your follower very long back. I was also not active in HP for quite sometime. I feel very happy to meet you here (and thank you for sharing your feelings about HubPages). I also started just a week back. Wish you a happy, new circle here once again as you used to do earlier. Keep writing! My seasonal greetings!

  • vasmenon profile image


    4 years ago from India

    Interesting article indeed, considering that I've been around for more than a year and been lazy enough to publish only 3 hubs. Your Hub has really encouraged me to look at hubpages in new light....thank you indeed.

  • poshcoffeeco profile imageAUTHOR

    Steve Mitchell 

    4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Thanks to you all. I am surprised how well this has been received. It's great to hear from all of you and I appreciate it.

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    Angela Siuta 

    4 years ago from London

    Great Hub! Thanks for the tips. I am voting this up for sure :)

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    Jack Baumann 

    4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

    Great article, thank you for sharing.

  • molometer profile image


    4 years ago from United Kingdom

    I had the same experience as you Steve. It seemed the more hubs I published the worse things got.

    Hubpages did get a big slap from the big G last summer, and traffic fell of a cliff.

    My traffic has been almost at a constant level for months, with no activity from me.

    I have tweaked, moved and deleted a few hubs in the last few months but that's about it.

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Wonderful hub For you it is different than for me Bubblews is giving me the chance to earn so I can stay in my first home HP and continue to write my poetry Passing this on

  • Eiddwen profile image


    4 years ago from Wales

    A great hub and thank you for sharing.

    I have gained so much from HubPages and not to do with money.

    This hub will certainly be an encouragement to many. Voting up for sure.


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    Jeannie InABottle 

    4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    The earnings certainly do go up and down on HubPages, but still, it is way nicer here than on some of those other sites. I've noticed the views tend to go up in the fall and winter months, so I am pretty happy right now. Glad to see you are back! :-)

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    Mary Craig 

    4 years ago from New York

    So happy to see you back! There is only one way to learn Poshcoffe and that was is usually the hard way. I'm glad things have worked out the way they have and I must admit your hub is a spot of encouragement for us as well.

    Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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    Devika Primić 

    4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    The more time spent on HP the more you learn and get connected to each other here a great place to write but you got to write daily, comment on as many hubs as you can be active here is key to better writing and improvement overall. I know when I stopped writing for while here I did not see any results

  • J.S.Matthew profile image

    JS Matthew 

    4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

    Hey Steve! I am right about where you are right now. I have been slacking the last few months. My score is low and I went from level 5 commenter down to a 3. All the while my traffic and earnings have been steadily increasing (to be honest, I do have a lot of Holiday Hubs) and I am in the spirit to make a come back. Thanks for sharing this. I can relate. Up and shared.


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    Tracy Lynn Conway 

    4 years ago from Virginia, USA

    Glad to hear you're back! I should give Bubblews a chance, thanks for the tips! I like how you included the songs.



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    Fotinoula Gypsyy 

    4 years ago from NYC BABY

    Aw this was very cute! I've been inactive as well, but I do love hubpages! I always feel like I have no time due to work and...well, life! Lol but I should find the time to write again, I do love it! Thank you for sharing this! Voted up and more :):)

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    JT Walters 

    4 years ago from Florida

    You know I never thought I would last a week let alone almost 2 1/2 years on hubpages. I am only an average writer at best but I do manage some zingers in my hubs. My first paycheck was a surprise. The wonderful community of writers is a surprise and the assistance I have been getting from hubpages team has been phenomenal. Not even half my hubs are featured yet but I keep scrubbing them slowly but surely. I do not have one hub that is an editor's choice but honestly most of my writing took place two years ago. I have moved on to other endeavors but always return to hubpages to write articles; many which I do not get paid for because of mature content.

    I would never leave hubpages and I haven't even branched out to other Internet writing venues. Because my primary reason for writing was not financial the pay seemed irrelevant but nice. It is more of an art of expressing a perspective than a job to me even though I am not very good at it. Although I do seem to have a following on Pinterest.

    Great article for those who get discouraged easily. It takes a year of really working at it before anyone sees real signs of encouragement. And then like everything in life, traffic moves in cycles. Sometimes you are up and sometimes you are down. You just have to keep plugging away at it.

    Thanks for the hub!

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    Daisy Mariposa 

    4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

    Steve (poshcoffeeco),

    I am very glad to see you haven't abandoned HubPages. You were one of my first HP followers. I'm happy to see you will be here for the long run.

    I, too, am here for the long run. My page views have been increasing quite a bit in the past few weeks. All of my Hubs are Featured. Eighty-nine percent of them are Editor's Choice. I was awarded a Hubbie two years in a row for Most Interesting Hub. I don't see any reason to leave.

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    Dreamer at heart 

    4 years ago from Northern California

    I am glad you voiced your opinion and shared your comments. We all need to express our hopes and dreams for our writing goals.

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    Victoria Lynn 

    4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    Ditto! I have never planned on leaving HubPages, but I haven't been as active. I've still managed a hub or two per month even when traffic was so abysmal. It's nice now to be back to getting payout (I think I missed a month) every month without doing too much. I plan to do at least a little every month to keep things going here. I enjoyed your hub. I've been thinking about writing something along the same vein. See you around!

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    Shasta Matova 

    4 years ago from USA

    Welcome back. It is difficult to keep writing and stay loyal to a site when the earnings and traffic go down, and you aren't sure whether your continued hard work and dedication will pay off. I wish you the best in your return to HubPages.

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    Steve Mitchell 

    4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Craftytothecore thank you for a great comment.

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    Steve Mitchell 

    4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Stayingalivemomma, THANKS! Nice to hear from you TOO!

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    Steve Mitchell 

    4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Ardie, I have missed you. Lovely to hear from you. Thanks for commenting. Looking forward to reading more from you. You have made my day!

  • Ardie profile image


    4 years ago from Neverland

    I loved reading about your success here PC :) I still +heart+ HubPages too...itll always be my writing home. I am going to take a cue from you and find my way back to writing and reading.

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    Valerie Washington 

    4 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

    hey posh - welcome back. This is some great info and i have favorited your link to bubblews. I'm always looking for new ways to expand on my HP income! Thanks for sharing this! voted up+useful+interesting!

  • CraftytotheCore profile image


    4 years ago

    This is a great and encouraging Hub for the new people on HP like me. When I first came to HP, I had read elsewhere online that people were making upwards of $1000 a month writing articles. Well, I have to say that was very appealing to me. A stay-home, work-from-home mom with an Autistic child. Yup, that would have been the perfect solution to financial issues created by medical bills and so forth.

    So, after joining and writing my first Hub, I took a break for 2 weeks. I don't recall why. But I didn't see immediate payout so I guess I gave up.

    After being here for several months now and writing over 100 Hubs, I realized like anything else this site takes time to grow. It takes consistent dedicated and hard work. But anyone willing to do the work will eventually reap the rewards. I personally have not reached payout yet, but one day I hope to.

    One thing I thought about was a lot of the friends I made here in the beginning have left to go for faster and more substantial payouts. But I believe that those may just be temporary fixes. I think it really does take long-commitment to HP to see financial success. At least, that's why I stay here. Plus I like meeting new people and always look forward to conversing with the friends I have met already.

  • poshcoffeeco profile imageAUTHOR

    Steve Mitchell 

    4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Hi Cyndi10 thanks for commenting. When I was writing all the time here my earnings would dip the more I published or so it seemed. I hope now that the more I publish the more money I will make. Time will tell I guess.

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    Cynthia B Turner 

    4 years ago from Georgia

    While I never doubted that I could make money at Hubpages, I agree wholeheartedly with the outcomes of writing here. I fully realize that I need to publish more in order to make more, but the operative here is that you really do make money while you sleep, on the work you did one time. My income is not what I would like it to be, but that is really up to my efforts, not up to what Hubpages currently pays out, i.e. if I write more and keep the content of good quality, then I can get a raise. In other words, I'm the boss of that.

    Enjoyed your observations and musings. Sharing.


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