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Just signed up at Hubpages

I have not yet had a chance to take a look at it and really do much with it, but I just signed up with Hubpages. I use the exact same name as I do here and everywhere else that I've been writing. I am NOT going to be writing there until I have a chance to read through their tutorials and figure things out. But I wanted to say that I signed up based on the fact that many people seem to have been writing there and it seems to be a little bit different than some of the other sites I have seen. I still do not understand everything after reading their terms of service, but I suppose that will take some time. Between that site, my own blogs which are changing, and one other site that I am exploring, I should have enough to keep me busy. However, I am considering working with someone on another site, once I've had a chance to talk with him. I shall keep everyone posted.

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morilla wrote on February 23, 2016, 2:23 AM

Definitely do keep us in the loop. I've not tried Hubpages, but have briefly looked at it before. Like you, I didn't completely understand how it works. Unlike you, I didn't sign up or look around long enough to figure it all out. One of these days, I'll have to take a closer look.

MegL wrote on February 23, 2016, 3:16 AM

Hubpages is good. They also have an active forum. One person to follow is billybuc. He writes great stories and will comment on your hubs if you comment on his. He has LOTS of followers and is very active. There are a number of people with lots of followers who will do this too. But get one hub up first. Basically, you just need some paragraphs and some photographs.

Dawnwriter wrote on February 23, 2016, 5:31 AM

I looked at Hubpages too but it seemed rather daunting and time consuming. Good luck to you and keep us posted.

VinceSummers wrote on February 23, 2016, 7:11 AM

I'm pretty much sticking with what I've got left - especially since I have a new mathematics writer on my QuirkyScience site. I just put his first article up yesterday (it took me half a day to put it up!) and it is promising. I featured the piece.

CalmGemini wrote on February 23, 2016, 7:16 AM

Good to know that you have signed up at HubPages.Yes,it is good to know about the site at first.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 23, 2016, 10:48 AM

I wrote just around a dozen articles. Most of them were featured. It is a more focused writing site with specific areas to write about and more options to include graphics. They use a variety of writing templates with options to do basic layout or multiform. You will enjoy it if you like writing about topics that truly engage the readers.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 23, 2016, 10:55 AM
This about sums it up. Hope it helps. I found these articles worth a read.

carebear4u wrote on February 23, 2016, 12:21 PM

Does hubpages pay too?

JeanC wrote on February 23, 2016, 12:32 PM

I do need to get back to my Hubpages and get more serious about them.

MegL wrote on February 23, 2016, 5:04 PM

Yes, though earnings have slowed a lot

CoralLevang wrote on February 23, 2016, 6:11 PM

I will have to devote some time to figuring that one out. Thank you for the recommendation on the name to follow. If you find me and follow me as well then I can follow you. So that I know where you are still haven't figured out what the difference between an account to or an author and a hubber is and what a hub is. I'm still unclear

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MegL wrote on February 23, 2016, 6:25 PM

A hub is just another name for an article. Authors write hubs. Not sure what a hooker is, apart from the other meaning! LOL

MegL wrote on February 23, 2016, 6:29 PM

RoadMonkey and DreamerMeg have both followed you. emoticon :grin:

markgraham wrote on February 23, 2016, 7:13 PM

I have a little good news I will be writing an ebook on brainmass the teaching site I write for. I will be writing a study book on Homer's Illiad.

CoralLevang wrote on February 23, 2016, 7:49 PM

Roflmao... voice activation again at its finest. I still haven't found where the comments are that you made to me

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CoralLevang wrote on February 24, 2016, 1:36 AM

Thank you, I will take a look, Anthony

CoralLevang wrote on February 24, 2016, 1:37 AM

This is great News, Mark! Congratulations!

BarbRad wrote on February 24, 2016, 2:50 AM

I have two accounts there. The first one I opened in 2009, with the handle WannaB Writer. It's my favorite. The other is my Squidoo Transfer account (BarbRad) and the stories of the death of both of my children and lots of local stories are also here. I used to make about $50 every two months and more by winning contests on the original account. Now I'm lucky if I make $100 a year, since I can make almost as much on my own blogs. You need at least 50 hubs to start seeing much income. I probably don't make as much because I have stopped writing new material. I got out of the habit when Bubblews came along and paid more for much less effort. The thing about hubs is that you have to keep updating them all the time and HubPages keeps changing the rules, editing your work with or without your permission, removing your hubs from the search engines (putting them to sleep by unfeaturing them) if they don't get as much traffic as they used to or if they don't meet some new requirement that's been put in place. I'm in the process of moving as much work as I can from there, leaving just my most popular work.

BarbRad wrote on February 24, 2016, 3:09 AM

Not much. My best account (47 featured hubs left) has only earned about $8 since christmas. My newer Squidoo transfer account (40 featured hubs) has made only $2.40 since January 1.

MegL wrote on February 24, 2016, 3:23 AM

LOL. A hubber is a person who writes articles on hubpages

AdGoggleKo wrote on February 24, 2016, 8:25 PM

I wanted to try too but I do not have computer access at my hometown. I don't think it works on mobile because I received an error while signing up.

jiangliu1949 wrote on February 25, 2016, 1:26 AM

I haven't signed up on hubpages,though many people have mentioned it .Once bitten twice shy,I mean the Bubblews.Mylot have changed it layout,I haven't logged in it since yesterday.

jiangliu1949 wrote on February 25, 2016, 1:47 AM

Must say it has been a fruitful work for you to write on those sites.By the way ,Do 50 hubs mean 50 articles ?

Nar2Reviews wrote on February 25, 2016, 7:50 AM

Good luck and let us know. I have just signed up to MyLot.

CoralLevang wrote on February 25, 2016, 10:07 AM

I am still a bit confused about having these two accounts, just like Megl does. I do so appreciate your explanations here. It's helping me a little bit to get more familiar with it.

MegL wrote on February 25, 2016, 10:27 AM

Great news, congratulations. Then you can write an article here or on Hubpages about THAT to promote your book.

MegL wrote on February 25, 2016, 10:29 AM

Like BarbRad , I have two accounts because one was transferred over from Squidoo. They have different types of articles, so it's easy enough to keep them separate.

markgraham wrote on February 25, 2016, 1:42 PM

I just started writing the book. The book will mainly just be like a study guide for students reading the 'Illiad' by Homer, but maybe teachers will get it and use some of the questions in their tests or guides or lectures.

CoralLevang wrote on February 25, 2016, 4:05 PM

@markgraham Might I remind you that when you use the word " just" as you have in a couple of places here, you minimize what you do. Don't do that to yourself! Accept the accolades and enjoy basking in those accomplishments, however small they may feel.

DWDavisRSL wrote on February 25, 2016, 9:49 PM

Hub Pages is quite different from the other writing sites I've tried. I have about 26 Hubs over there so far, most are chapters from a novel in progress I'm working on that is for a bit older readership than my usual stuff. I'll look for you over there next time I log in.

BarbRad wrote on February 27, 2016, 2:52 AM

Yes, a hub is the HubPages term for an article on their site. Writers on the site are known as Hubbers.

BarbRad wrote on February 27, 2016, 2:54 AM

I was there today, but I didn't notice the changes.

jiangliu1949 wrote on February 27, 2016, 6:58 AM

Since mylot has changed their layout with google CDN load-on-you know Google has pulled out China ,so I haven't logged in mylot since 24 ,Feb.Today I sign up Tsu on your link,but I find your shortcode is just BarRad.Now I haven't found my foot on Tsu and two comments I have made there vanish quickly somehow .

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