A couple of days ago liswilliams shared her excitement in the forums about being on HubPages for one year. HubPages is a site where great success comes with time, patience, and diligence, so these milestones really count! If you’re new to HubPages and curious as to what your experience might be like, have a look at our interview below:
What brought you to HubPages one year ago?
I had just self-published a cookbook so I figured I could just keep publishing online and see how it goes. I was also working as a missionary chef so I was looking to make a little extra cash.
Have your goals on HubPages changed over the past twelve months? Has your writing shifted?
Yeah, definitely, especially over the last 6 months since I started backlinking and focusing on keywords. I’ve definitely broadened my focus in terms of what really works. I still love writing about food, but the reality is that it does not make that much and at the end of the day you have to think of this like a business. After joining up with The Keyword Academy my SEO knowledge was given a real nice boost. I really try and write about my own experiences and things that interest me.
You share on your profile that you’re a passionate chef. Do you have one cooking related Hub that you think everyone would really benefit from reading, or a favorite recipe that you would like to share?
The Best BBQ Chicken Burger is pretty popular. It’s really easy, which is especially nice for this time of the year when you don’t want to go to too much trouble after a hectic Christmas.
You’re from Cape Town, South Africa – do you write about your city much on HubPages? What sites would you recommend to visiting Hubbers?
Yeah, Cape Town is a fantastic place! I wrote a couple of Hubs, but moved them around to other sites. Tony Mac is a master at writing anything to do with South Africa.
Poverty in South Africa tells you about the situation in South Africa. Hubpages is a great place to make people aware of serious topics.
What do you hope to do with HubPages in the future?
Hubpages allows you to earn a lot of money (for some), but at the end of the day you should be writing for enjoyment and that’s what I strive for. If you write with good intent your rewards will follow. 🙂