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Why I Like Writing On HubPages

For me, HubPages is by far my most productive writing site. Why?

(1) Satisfaction: I love writing informative, in-depth articles that have an impact on readers, and HP has been perfect for that. I don't really write for the money, and the articles I'm really proud of are the ones I put the effort into to make them good hubs.

(2) Residual income: Hubs continue to produce income long after they are written. So far, that hasn't been the case for me with PP and most other sites I write for - on those sites the views my articles get when published are usually all they ever get. (The other place I get some residual income is Writedge).

(3) Exposure: With 66 hubs and 349 followers, I can be pretty sure that any new hub I post will immediately be seen by at least 100 readers (mostly other hubbers at first). That's more than many of my articles on other sites have gotten in their entire existence. The counter argument to that is that I could probably write 100 articles here on Persona Paper, for example, in the time it takes me to research, write, and format a hub. But that goes back to my first reason above - for my own satisfaction, I'd rather write the hub!

(4) Value per view: The CPM of my HP views is usually about twice the value of a Persona Paper view, which in turn, is itself about twice the value of a view on sites like Writedge and Daily Two Cents.

I've written a hub that provides an in-depth comparison of several sites, including HubPages and Persona Paper. You can read it at

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Dragonfairy1 wrote on April 24, 2015, 2:47 PM

I should look at hubpages it sounds good, although it might have to be a future project for when I have more time to put into it.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 24, 2015, 3:20 PM

I have no complaints writing for . I also like the HP community. Great comments are left at the HUBs and in the forum discussions. It's just like here only with the differences you explained above.

But how often do you share your posts via social media? Views within and without the community are important. I try to tweet because that's quick. But I also share with those other buttons and try to come up with other places to share like Tsu and my blogs. “Sharing is caring” as they say. emoticon :smile:

MelissaE wrote on April 24, 2015, 9:15 PM

I like writing Hubs also. I feel like I just put more into it. I really should do that for all of my writing sites.

RonElFran wrote on April 24, 2015, 11:43 PM

Getting acclimated to HubPages definitely requires an investment of time. IMO, even before writing a hub, a new hubber should spend time in the Learning Center and in reading the hubs of other writers. That will make getting up to speed a lot easier.

RonElFran wrote on April 24, 2015, 11:49 PM

I have to admit that I don't usually share my PP posts to social media. I guess that's because I haven't considered them significant enough to do so. I do it with my hubs and Writedge articles, because those are longer and usually address issues that are less "in the moment" than what I write on PP. But I do want to find ways of getting traffic from outside the PP community, so I'll be thinking about this. Thanks for mentioning it.

RonElFran wrote on April 24, 2015, 11:54 PM

For me, each site I write for has its own unique purpose, and I deliberate use some of the other sites for articles that don't require as much time or effort as a hub does. But I certainly agree with you that whatever site we write on, we ought to be serious about providing quality material appropriate for that site.

iwrite28 wrote on April 25, 2015, 3:25 AM

I must check out HubPages again...the first time round I didn't like it all that much.

motrojam wrote on April 25, 2015, 10:33 AM

I don't feel qualified enough to be in Hubpages. My writing sucks.