Meet the Staff! An Interview with Jason Menayan

Our Director of Marketing Jason Menayan, also known on HubPages under his personal username livelonger, has been with HubPages for years and is is the go-to guy for sound strategy, healthy perspective, and killer Hubbing tips!

If you’re curious to know more about this impressive Hubber and HubPages staff member, check out Jason’s answers to the questions below. They’re all asked by Hubbers, so you know they’re good ones.

Why do some staff members write lots of Hubs whilst others donโ€™t? Aren’t staff members not as interested in making more money from HubPages just like the Hubbers are? -ngureco

I can’t answer for others, but I’ve published over 200 Hubs and have 161 published now (I unpublished a lot of unsalvageably old Hubs). I just love writing, and sharing information and interests with other people. I also like bragging to my friends how much money I make; their jaws usually drop.

When does your work day begin and when does it end? Do you work 24/7 or ever go through HP withdrawal when you are away from the computer? -AEvans

I’ve never been good at drawing a clean line between work and home, so I tend to read HubPages-related stuff when I’m at home when it strikes my fancy. I usually do so not in an official capacity, but as a Hubber (livelonger). I can’t help it – much like others, I’m addicted! (I even wrote a Hub while I was on vacation in Mexico last year…)

What are your secret thoughts about Google? -paradigmsearch

Secret thoughts? I’m not sure I have any about them!

Do you ever sleep and when you sleep are you still dreaming of H-u-b-P-a-g-e-s? -prettydarkhorse

Yes, sometimes. I usually wake up screaming and drenched with sweat. (Kidding!)

What are the biggest risks that you have identified for continued success at online publishing? -GinnyLee

There always have been risks and always will be risks with publishing online, and pretty much any other venture that you could possibly be involved in. I really love HubPages, so I take the challenges in stride.

Are you concerned with some of the high-profile Hubbers leaving the site? Do you think it is part of the natural churn on writing? -GinnyLee

You’d be surprised, maybe even stunned, if you knew how many of those writers come back, most often surreptitiously under a new account. I struggle to think of a single exception. Churn is natural, as is, I guess, a quiet return. ๐Ÿ™‚

What motivates you to do the things you do for HubPages? -ripplemaker

I’ve been here for over 5 1/2 years and have loved that the site, community, features, and challenges have continued to evolve. I love reading great stuff, I love writing, I love working with some amazing colleagues on new features and programs, and I’ve enjoyed interacting with some truly fantastic Hubbers here over the years. It never gets boring!

11 thoughts on “Meet the Staff! An Interview with Jason Menayan

  1. Love your use of the word surreptitiously to describe new accounts hiding the high profile hubbers returning to the website. Very cool interview Simone and Jason. Keep on Hubbing Blake4d

  2. Great answers Jason, I have a question to add if you don’t mind lol.
    Does it get to you when people blame Hubpages, for things going wrong like Panda, I see you taking a lot of flack in the forums sometimes over things that at the time are out of Hubpages control…..jimmy

    • Jimmy – People do confuse concurrence with causation sometimes. Some people think that Panda was caused by the rollout of the Ad Program, and now some people accuse HubPages’ testing of causing traffic drops. What can you do? There are also some querulants who complain about anything and everything. Fortunately, they are outnumbered by people who are positive or at least reasonable. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. What an amazing interview, we have learned so much about who you are as a person! So glad you are on HP and now I will not feel guilty when I pull hubs down that are not lucrative. I love HP and hope you are around for a long-long time!

  4. Great Q&A and I love the comments and answers too! Word of the day: querulant. LOVE that word – so wonderfully descriptive.

    Have a great weekend – Cheers, Steph

  5. This was a great interview. I have had the pleasure of “spamming” Jason with lots of questions about HubPages and he always answers my questions honestly, timely, and professionally. Kudos to you Mr. Menayan! Thanks for all your help and support!

    JSMatthew~

  6. I am so glad that there was a HubCamp in Houston and that we got to meet you in person. You have always been most helpful when and if needed and are a great ambassador for HubPages. They are lucky to have you onboard!

    I also liked your use of the word “querulant.” Good one! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Great interview. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s fun getting to know a Hubber and a Hub Employee. You do so much in the community and you indeed have great tips. Thanks so much for sharing. ~CC

  8. It is a great privilege to share views from you. your sensitive answers are inspiring and encouraging people like me. i fully trust upon your genius dedicative services and avail the benefit of hub page.

  9. I’m an active stock options trader and I’ve written a book on this subject which is sold in all the major online booksellers. I’ve also written several short arcitlces on options trading with emphasis on the strategy of selling options.

    I may be ineterested in being a contributing writer on hubpages but I don’t see much information on your site on the terms and conditions of how to become one. Do you have a draft of an agreement which I can review? How do you calculate compensation?

    Appreciate your prompt response

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