Just over a year ago, Hubber habee was interviewed on the HubPages blog about her first payout. All these months later, habee is more active than ever on the site, and in a recent forum post, she happily announced that she’s even been getting writing jobs thanks to her Hubs being found online. We took a minute to chat with habee about the past 12 months and her continued success on the site and in the community – check out our exchange below:
Congrats on the new writing job! Did you expect to get offers to write via HubPages when you first joined the site?
I guess I didn’t really think about that when I first joined, although I’ve had offers when I wrote on other sites. Writing for pay is a great bonus! I’ve sold articles for as much as $375.
What advice would you give to those who are interested in being found as freelance writers on HubPages?
Just recently, I included a message on my profile page saying that I was available for writing, but I had plenty of offers before that. I have always stated on my profile page that I’m a freelance writer, however, so maybe that helped. I also included a little information about my experience with freelancing.
You won the Grand Prize of HubPages’ June contest, Eat, Drink, and Be Hubbalicious, and wrote a litany of amazing entries. What advice would you give to Hubbers interested in our upcoming contest on Personal Finance?
I would suggest planning Hubs for the contest NOW! Perhaps coming up with a few outlines would be in order, also. Instead of trying to write five entries every day, I suggest writing fewer entries and really concentrating on quality.
Your first payout was just over a year ago – how has your experience on HubPages developed in the past 12 months?
My earnings have increased every month since last February. I definitely believe that patience cannot be overlooked. Hubs take time to “age” on the search engines, and after they do, there’s a snowball effect. I rarely backlink, yet most of my Hubs are backlinked on numerous other sites. In most cases, if you write original Hubs that are interesting and/or informative, others will do the backlinking for you!
Habee, you write so many amazing articles. What is your secret to productivity? Your source of inspiration?
I guess I’ve always been a writer at heart. Even as a kid, I used to make up stories and poems. It also helps that I have a wide range of interests, and my education and experience teaching literature and writing skills didn’t hurt, either. Writing just comes so naturally for me that I can “whip up” a Hub or article in no time! This is usually a blessing, but it can be somewhat of a curse, at times. For example, when I’m trying to fall asleep at night, I’m usually creating a Hub in my head.
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If you would like more sage advice from this prolific Hubber, check out the Hubs she’s created to help fellow Hubbers improve their writing skills:
11 replies on “HubPages Success Story: One year after her first payout, habee find professional writing success on HubPages”
I’ve always been impressed by Habee. She is a hard worker and deserves to do well.
“I wanna be like you when i grow up Habee”.
Well done and congratulations for your great achievment on hubpages and for your fantastic online writing feats.
Congratulations Habee! You are a true testament of what hard work and preseverance can get you. I want to be just like you when I grow up! 😉
Habee is one of the true treasures of HP. She’s a terrific writer, great chef, and knowledgable. She’s also one of the best friends anyone could ask for. All I know is I need a lot more friends, family and neighbors like her!
Congrats, girl. You just keep rockin’ down that road of life with success as your calling card. And I’m going to try to keep up. 🙂
Congratulations Habee, thank you HubPages, for sharing Habee’s success story with us. For those of us compelled to write, working hard and trying to be patient, you have given another boost of hope.
Thanks again, and the best to you in the Future. Happy Holidays.
You are always an inspiration habee. You always offer something new to learn. Congratulation to you for the great success. Your success story gives me a great hope. Thank you habee and Hubpages.
Congratulations Habee , you are an inspiration to all of us here. Wishing you all the best in your future success!
Super Kudos Habee! On the writing jobs, your other hubbing success and for this interview.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer person.
I love habee’s hubs! Congrats habee! Truly inspirational!
Congratulations Habee, I’ve said before you are a prolific writer and you deserve this, well done. An inspiration to all.
Wishing you continued success!
Super Kudos Habee! On the writing jobs, your other hubbing success and for this interview. Couldn’t happen to a nicer person.