People come to write on HubPages for all sorts of reasons, and those who make an effort are rewarded in just as many ways. Hubbers have enjoyed a large and constructive audience to help improve their writing, and several Hubbers have even gone on to get books published. Other Hubbers have had their work noticed by the national media, and have been asked to speak on the air, and others have participated in fun, Hubber-led initiatives like the Dark & Stormy Night contest and HubTrails.
Many, if not most, Hubbers come to HubPages because they can earn money off what they publish here. And while we certainly don’t bill HubPages as a get-rich scheme, those Hubbers who have made an honest effort at publishing many high-quality Hubs have been rewarded financially, as well. Traffic to their Hubs has continued to grow years after they’ve published them, so that their passive earnings have also grown, too, even when they’ve taken some time off.
Here’s stephhicks68‘s traffic graph, which illustrates this beautifully:
Most of Steph’s Hubs were published early on after she signed up. However, her traffic has continued to grow, from about 500 Hub views per day during her initial publishing period, to about 6 times that today.
Let’s take a look at another.
Jstankevicz, a true HubPages veteran (I think he’s been around longer than me!), took a 2 1/2 year hiatus from HubPages, but his traffic didn’t drop. In fact, during his time away, it slowly grew.
As he describes in his Hub on the matter, he likens Hubbing to gardening: you do the bulk of your labor at the beginning, but then patiently wait for the returns to start rolling in. For years, like a solid apple tree.
Thirteen Hubbers have generously shared their stories—including their traffic graphs and their earnings history—as well as other rewards they’ve enjoyed beyond the traffic and earnings. Check out the HubPages Success Stories page for some inspiration, and a reminder why you shouldn’t give up too early!