A lot of topics motivate us to start a hub. Generally the hub designed by others often motivated me to start a hub as my own here.
After I had my first child I realised I wanted to be able to stay home and not return to work. I started a blogger blog - it was awful. I went looking for ways to promote it. I stumbled on the word "backlinks" and came to Hubpages to build them. Then I kinda...stayed.
Several years ago I was writing on a regular basis for another site. However, due to the lack of quality content and the amount of plagiarism that was taking place I found another place to write. My new found site was a great place to put together quality articles and the monetary rewards were fantastic. Unfortunately, the company folded and many of my friends there were all left scratching our heads and wondering where we were going to write next. After several trusted friends suggested we write on HubPages I too jumped on board. I was surprised though when I wrote my first article to find out I had joined 2 years earlier but had never published anything. Thankfully many of my old writing buddies are now publishing here as well and the bonds and loyalty of our friendships continue.
I had been an article writer for a few years but let it slip as I didn't have the time due to career moves and so on. So when I came across Hub Pages by accident I loved the idea of being able to write on topics that I loved without that many constraints - that's what initially got me hooked and the other great people and writers on the site.
When I was made redundant I decided to have a bash at freelance writing as a possible earner and Hub Pages was perfect for this.
I was writing for another site prior to this, but there were certain limitations. This I discovered through Linked in. And I find it far more versatile and lucrative. Though I have not made money so far, the pleasure of writing and reading on various topics is quite satisfactory. The community is great--full of friendly and talented writers, each one inspiring the other member.
I was taking an online writing course. The course was designed for the free lance writer. Although I had taken a writing course years ago that combined creative writing into the study course, this one did not. I needed practice and a chance to find out if I had what it took to keep an audience reading my work. I found Hub Pages. It has inspired me to keep writing and to keep trying harder to improve. I like the input other members have given me after reading one of my hubs and I hope my comments on their work are just as welcoming.
Firstly to get money but now concept has changed enough people who are doing good,our motivaters.
To find a place that would keep me writing on a regular basis. Hubpages forces me to write each week instead of just writing once a month when I feel like it. To me, it's a hobby.
I'm not set up to make money here, so it's not that. But when I look at most of the novels being published today, I see how the writers have to become salesmen to drum up business for their works. There are so few readers of books left. If a novelist is "lucky", the book will be taken from them and stripped down into a movie form so that some essence of the story will reach the mainstream public. The essay has unfortunately replaced the novel as the most significant form of American literature today, while the novel has been totally commercialized as fodder for movies. The essay has replaced the novel, poetry, the play, and the short story, and is now center stage of the literary world. The essay is a pragmatic form of literature meant to convince someone of something without placing it in a narrative format. Best of all, the essay is the most-read form of literature in the US today. Still, our culture is based almost entirely on movies, television, and internet videos.
I stumbled upon HubPages while doing a search for a subject. The results produced a hub written by an excellent writer with an invitation at the end of the hub inviting other writers to write for HubPages. I took the bait and have been writing for HubPages since that day.
About 2 years ago I had gotten married, and started working at this job in a call center for AT&T. Every day at work seemed to get harder and harder for me. More and more stressful. People were calling me and even though I was doing my best to help them with their problems, they were saying I was the one that messed up their phones. I even had a couple people tell me that I should kill myself.
I soon after left that job and attempted finding a job ever since. However, when I would find a new job, I would feel dread and stress that first day, instead of excitement like I use to feel on day one. The rest of the days weren't any better and I would end up quitting. The job at the call center messed up my psych with working for other people and I just can't do it anymore.
I divorced my husband a long time ago, and now I live with my new boyfriend. He needed me to get some sort of job for money and I came across HubPages online. I just started and I can already see how hard its going to be. But I had planned on treating it like a full time job. I don't expect to get payouts quickly, but at least I can get paid for working in the comfort of my own home without the stress of other people looking over my shoulders constantly.
It makes me happy
About, maybe, two years before I started writing on HubPages, I had just started doing some offline freelance writing again after not having done it since my children were young. When I discovered "writing sites", it seemed like a good way to get practice (again) at "writing on demand" (writing what I could come up with after seeing a title suggested). I did that for awhile and found I enjoyed "just writing what I wanted to write" (but on another site). Once I was through feeling like I could use some "writing-on-demand" practice, I got a bad "flu thing" that left me exhausted for about two months. Since I at least had the energy to write, I went to that site and wrote up a storm whenever I had some free time but still not enough energy to do much of anything else. That site changed and started wanting to people to write "web articles" (as opposed to "whatever they wanted"), and that's when I searched and found HubPages.
As a freelance writer, a person often has to write what someone else wants him to write. A writer who works full-time for a company always has to write what someone else wants him to write. When I started writing, I'd never really had the time or chance to just write what I wanted to write; so the idea of doing that was appealing to me. Although I wanted/needed more money at the time, I didn't believe anyone could earn by writing on a site like this. So, my main motivation was to just enjoy writing, but also, maybe, share some of the stuff I think I've learned over a few decades of living life (and particularly since I've had some experiences a lot of people either haven't had yet, or else will never have). Once I began earning some extra money on here I just kept writing. My freelance business isn't all that "booming"; so, the more income, the better.
It's always seemed to me like using my spare or skimmed time to do what I enjoy on here (or a few other places) is a productive, but also pleasant, use of free time. With the Internet's becoming less and less a "just write what you want" place, my offline working picking up, and my kind of having lost sight of "what I want to write" anyway; I'm now in the process of re-thinking my approach/aims and getting a little more back in touch with my "writing roots" (which is one of the nice things about writing online, or offline).
All that aside, I have "a thing" that people don't understand one another very well. Sometimes that factors into what/why I write.
I was writing feature articles and some humor pieces for a regional supplement to a large newspaper, but they eventually tightened up their budget and stopped their regionals. I still owned the rights to the articles I had written for print.
An online friend that I 'met' on a writers forum mentioned that she was writing for HubPages. (DonnaCSmith) So I began asking her about it.
I originally repurposed some of my old articles, and then began writing some originals for HP. I thought I might as well have somebody else read my work, and -- if I earned a little coffee money-- it would be fine. I found out that it was a lot of fun-- especially getting feedback from readers.
My earnings are modest because I haven't treated it like a job, but I have made more than I expected and enjoy the experience.
A friend introduced me to Hubpages, as he is a writer too (a professional, not an amateur like me). As I had previously written some poetry and a whole bunch of short stories, I decided to give it a shot, and here I am, enjoying it very much so far
I was looking for a career change and my friend told me about hub pages.I was thrilled, although I knew it's not the easy way to build a fortune but I realized it's not always about the money. I really love writting and gives me the opportunity to make friends online and oneday, I'll have children so this is the best way for balancing work with family:)
I guess curiosity. Hubpages has helped me grow as a writer. Nowhere will you find a great website that not only, promotes your hubs but has some outstanding writers to help you along the way!
I always enjoyed writing even in grade school all throughout high school and did some stint as a literary editor in the university that i went to.Wrote some poems when i was at the university as an outlet of pent up frustrations of life in general.Of course that was eons of ages ago.My writing skills had gotten rusty and needs serious honing.The wide variety of topics and articles and the writers in hub are pretty interesting.Good place to start writing and expressing opinions.
by Helen Murphy Howell 7 years ago
Firstly, I only write non-fiction so this is a querie if you like on behalf of the poets and fiction writers on the site. I have looked around but I don't see any challenges or competitions particularly for this group of writers? If there are I apologise for obviously looking in the wrong place. If...
by Kejanny 7 years ago
What do you normally do to get motivated to keep writing on Hub Pages?I see in the forum discussions that sometimes hubbers do experience decrease in traffic and other disappointments. What do you do to get motivated to keep writing if you are faced with such an issue?
by Don Bobbitt 7 years ago
Where did our WRITERS go? I look at the list presented to me and I just see a lot of SOS!Let me explain. I am follwoing over 800 people.Normally, I can scan through the presented works and pull out several well-written and actually interesting articles to enjoy. At petty much any time.Right now, if...
by graebear 8 years ago
How many minutes or hours do you spend checking on or writing on Hub Pages a day ?
by H P Roychoudhury 9 years ago
Is it true that all people write on hub pages only for money?
by Helen Murphy Howell 8 years ago
If You Were Granted One Wish In Relation To Hub Pages, What Would You Ask For?I think for me it would be to be able to write high quality, popular hubs in short a time as possible or for some mega publisher to discover my work and like it!! One can always dream!! Have a happy New Year!
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