A Wonderful Milestone for Me! 100 Hubs down, so sharing some TIPS | How Much Money Can You Earn From Hubpages?

So, I'm sharing some Tips for New Hubbers

Wow, what a year that was! 100 hubs and I'm still here .... heeew lol. OK, maybe I don't write as fast as many other members here, but this has been a good year for me and man have I learned a lot about Hubpages, Online writing, and just about every topic imaginable! All thanks to the wonderful writers here.



Although my profile actually says that I have been here far longer than a year, I wasn't active for the first 6-8 months. I originally joined Hubpages, but then got caught up with hunting for a new job and moving to South Korea to teach English (a great experience in itself). This then left me completely sidetracked, until one day I was sitting alone in the teachers office with naught to do and I suddenly remembered that article I published on Hubpages.



To my surprise, when I signed in, I discovered that it had actually been drawing readers! I could barely believe my eyes, as at the start I struggled to find anyone to come and read my article. Over the moon about this result, I felt new inspiration and of course made good use of my free office time, getting straight into writing more articles.



Soon I leaned that Hubapages is not just an article platform, but actually a 'cool place' where an amazingly supportive and fun community hangs out. These people (that's you guys, my AWESOME followers and others here) helped me and encouraged me to write more, and so with a lot of learning, this is where I am today ... turning 100 at last (how often do you say that in a lifetime, I'm guessing it won't be twice for me lol).



So, what have I learned that could be useful for new hubbers? As I remember clearly the early days of struggling, I wanted my 100th hub to be helpful to new readers. Now, let me see if I can come up with a few of the things that really helped me to get settled in, make friends and actually start drawing that lovely search engine traffic.


Hence, here are my Top TIPS for New (and not so new) Hubbers:



  • It is possible to get noticed! It may take time, but Hubpages will help you to get traffic, followers and support you all the way. Just check out the apprentice program if you really want some serious training, or read others' Hubs for many insights, tricks and tips.


  • If you haven't done so already, submit your new URL to search engines (I have a hub on my profile that can help). There are many search engines, but it is important to at least make sure you get indexed by Google and Bing (Yahoo+MSN combined). However, please ensure you have some good content first ;-).


  • Don't write only to make money. Although it is possible to make a lot of money here, and many have been referred for this reason, I feel that it is particularly important for new writers to write about what inspires them. The reason for this is that passion shows through in your writing, it is often more interesting and will read better. Just writing for money can often be obvious, almost like cheesy advertisements that scream "I am here only for the cash". This will make it harder for you to get a following. Obviously, once established, you can also venture into more profitable fields of writing, but please continue to write about what you love!


  • SHARING is all about team work (yea I know, but it had to be mentioned lol) and being a part of the community works for EVERYONE. This means that by sharing the work of other and leaving comments, you can help others while helping yourself. By doing this, you can get more readers, followers, comments and search engine traffic to your hubs. However, let me please emphasize ... DO NOT SPAM, please make your comments interesting, preferable a few lines, and relevant to each hub that you read. That said, by sharing you are also providing a service to other hubbers, helping them to get readers, while also increasing their hub content via your comments ... yes, this is considered content by search engines and they love it! Sharing with social media also has a huge effect, as I have seen hubbers that have received 100's of views a day for a single share. Combine social media with everyone sharing and we have a powerful tool! Social media and marketing are interlinked with big businesses, so why not on Hubpages?


  • Do not follow to get followers! This is a classic new hubber mistake (yes, I did it too originally). You are desperate to gain a following, so you run around Hubpages following people like a little maniac. This doesn't work well in the long run, as not only does it damage your ratings, but hubbers that have been here a while aren't always checking who is following, rather they are concentrating on comments. Instead, try to find people that you are actually interested in! Leave them an insightful comment (or two, or three), then follow them. This can be with or without fan-mail ... it isn't a requirement, but it is nice to receive. Hopefully they will see that you are interested in them and follow you back, if they find you interesting. However, if they do not, do not immediately unfollow them ... after all, they are writing about things you like right? Why would you unfollow? Instead, continue to enjoy the writing and leave comments and I am quite sure as you build friendships, your followers will grow too!


  • Writing online is very different to writing in the real world. Hence, consider putting at least two spaces between paragraphs, consider the length of your paragraphs and also use pictures and videos to make hubs interesting. You need to learn a little about keywords, avoid obvious selling and make your articles informative. Using graphics to separate and decorate can work very well, but is something I confess to not having used ... yet.


  • Keywords! These are a must for any serious Hubber and are simply the phrases which people use to search for what they want. While it is possible to gain search engine traffic without them, they are a big help to search engines when they are trying to determine what your article is about and also which adverts should be displayed next to your hubs. This then leads to targeted traffic, as people are looking for what the click. For this, the Google keword tool is great! It is a keyword suggestions tool, one of many keyword research tools available, but one of the better ones. Obviously you need to find your own interests, as this shows in your writing, but using popular keywords with low competition can bring massive organic traffic. Believe me, when an article hits first place on a popular traffic keyword, the traffic you receive is MIND BLOWING.


  • Summary. Basically write one and include one or two of your keywords! This is something that is often overlooked by new hubbers. The summary is in the small box on the right, the second one down and is also where you enter your tags.


  • Participate!! Whether you are into sharing, or not, make sure that you get involved. Get into the questions, answers, hub-hopping, forums and whatever else you enjoy here. You will not only get yourself seen, but you will also have more fun, learn a lot and help others in the process.


  • Use referral trackers in your links, especially external social media that you use. These clever little tweaks to the URLs that you share can earn you a lot of extra views! Even when sharing other people's hubs. By using your referral tracker in your social media, you will get a share of impressions (visits) and also a percentage of the traffic from new hubbers that signed up through your tracker!! It doesn't cost them anything, but it surely helps you. Since the change to your NEW URL in September 2011, did you remember to update your trackers on other sites? I didn't until last week! For a guide to URL trackers, this hub by Jimmythejock is useful "How to make good use of URL trackers"


  • Backlink. By this, I do not mean spam the web. Instead, leave insightful comments on other hubs and blogs, that also link to your. For those that are not familiar with backlinks, they are simply links on other pages/sites (like social media) that point to your pages/site. On Hubpages, you should not promote yourself in the comments, but instead the link is automatically provided to your profile ... along with your stunning picture of course. However, there are also many social media sites, bookmarking sites and article sites that you can link to your hubs from as well. Just be sure to read their rules, as if you play the game properly, everyone can win from this. Myself and many other hubbers have articles on this, so please look into creating a social media marketing strategy for yourself and your fellow hubbers (yes, post their hub to Dig, Redgage, Pin-it or others and they get a link).


  • Try to stay positive. Although some days you may not feel great, complaining, moaning and giving others negative feedback isn't going to help you online. If you must moan (which we all do at times), then try to put a comical or lighthearted spin on it. In comments, if you can see blatant errors or problems, tell the author by all means, but try to be demeaning and also share the parts that are well written, were interesting, or outright awesome! A bit of sugar is said to help the medicine go down and this is also very true with constructive feedback!


  • Submit your sitemap to Google! This is an awesome idea and detailed instructions from the writer WhydThatHappen. As it allows you to tell Google to go and check out your site, especially when you have new content and you can see how many pages are already indexed. For new Hubbers, it also allows them to get indexed (included in Google results) much faster. I found that all my articles were indexed (Wooohaaa lol), but the extra information that you get is really interesting! (such as time on site, traffic etc) Check out this hub for full instructions: SEO-Submit Your Sitemap





Now, all those wondering what the hundred dollar note is about, well that is kind of a nice surprise I got a while back on here. As many Hubbers will tell you, it takes time to get noticed and this is even more so with search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN. However, despite knowing this, in those initial stages, almost every hubber starts to wonder if they will get a cheque (check for the Americans here). I was getting close to this stage, but wasn't quite there ... frustratingly just about $10 away. Then, all of a sudden, Google fell in love with one of my articles. Hand on heart, I can honestly say that my first cheque from Hubpages was over $100! Man I was chuffed to bits with that!! and to say it gave me another boost of inspiration (plus a real nice weekend) is an understatement.



Apart from the writing experience and bonus of the extra income, I have learned an awful lot through being active here. It honestly doesn't seem to matter what you need to know/research, Hubpages now has something for you and it will be an article that is detailed, well written and informative at that. I have learned all sorts here, from cooking and DIY, to SEO and buying websites. There really is something for all interests and the site itself has helped expand my interests. Before joining here, I knew little about the online world, but now have my own websites and am continue to learn more about creating online content, SEO and marketing.



It has been a great journey, where I feel that I have also made some wonderful friends! We may not have met in person, but there are many people here that I feel I know and that I really enjoy 'conversations' with on a regular basis. That is not to mention the friendly banta ;-) in comments, and the amazing advice and support I have had the pleasure to receive this last year.

Thank you all for your efforts and support over the last year and I hope that all of us will continue to support each other into the future!

Thanks for reading!

P.S. If you have any further suggestions that you think would be helpful, please let me know in the comments.

P.P.S If you noticed that I now have less than 100 published hubs, this is because I learned that it is better to have topic focused accounts, rather than all articles under one account (too general and doesn't get as much traffic).




If you would like to join us on Hubpages, learn lots of new things, and also make some money whilst writing about what you like, click here to sign up today … who knows, it may turn into your main income and passion!


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Brett.Tesol 16 months ago from Somewhere in Asia Author

@suraj punjabi

Thanks for your comment. Yes, sharing and teamwork most certainly do still work. I unpublished the old article, as it was only about sharing other people's work and didn't have much information (unlike this one). However, letting people know that you shared their work and adding an appropriate comment will quickly get you followers, traffic and even online friends! Best of luck ...


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suraj punjabi 16 months ago from jakarta

Hi Brett, this is a very inspiring achievement, and I congratulate you on it. I found out abt your site when one article I was browsing spoke abt one of your aticles titled "do you like to share?" Where you explained that paying it forward works wonders. However, I cannot find this article, did you by any chance delete it? And I notice tht article was written some years ago, so with that in mind I would like to ask does sharing other ppl's article still work even now? If that article was not deleted could please be so kind as to give me a link to that article so I can read it? Thank you.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Congrats Bro. God bless you and hoping that you write many more Hubs as you feel ready and able to do. Peace.


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Doodlehead 3 years ago from Northern California

HP is great. I did the same thing you did: I came, I wrote one hub, got disheartened, came back, saw traffic, and got excited.

I still have way fewer hubs than you but oh....the PLANS I have!


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Naomi's Banner 3 years ago from United States

Congrats on the 100 Hubs. I work a full time job and am very active so finding time to write is difficult so I understand how it can be a challenge. I have read many of your Hubs and found them to be very helpful this one included! Great job and great information! Thanks!


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passionate77 3 years ago

Extremely informative article, i went through each and every word and just tried to learn from every bit, million thanks for sharing such a great experience of your hubpages journey and explaining such great tips for new writers, very very useful, voted up and also bookmarked the page to read over and over to learn more. your articles are so great Brett, i really enjoy reading them a lot, and now just going to your profile page to follow you, indeed its my pleasure to follow such a great hubber and definitely would love to seek your guidance all through hubpages journey. many blessings dear!


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Brett.Tesol 3 years ago from Somewhere in Asia Author

@ sgbrown I hope this helps get your traffic up again. These approaches are what have worked well for me and so I hope that they will help overs. Thanks for commenting.


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

I wanted to come back and give this another read! It never hurts to go back and review some really good hubs on getting traffic and improving your hubs. You always have great advice! My traffic tanked in early March and hasn't come back yet, so I am reviewing helpful hubs to see what I can do to get back on track. I know I can depend on you for good information! Voting this up, useful and sharing! Thank you! :)


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Rock_nj 3 years ago from New Jersey

Congratulations Brett on reaching the centenarian level on your Hubs. The advice you provided is good solid advice. I will check out your search engine submission Hub to see if I can learn something that I didn't know before.


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Thundermama 3 years ago from Canada

Congratulations on reaching this monumental milestone. So impressive! And thank you so much for sharing what you've learned. I too have been here for a year, but have not quite mastered all the keyword and backlinking stuff yet. I always find your hubs on this stuff very helpful. Here's to 100 more great hubs!


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

This is a very useful hub shared by you. It is so nice of you to share your experiences. Although I have completed one year here, still there is so much to learn. I feel I am visiting a 'learning centre' page.

Thanks so much for sharing!


Alise- Evon 3 years ago

Thank you for all the useful information- especially the reminders of where our focus should remain. If we share with or give freely and generously to others, we will reap a satisfying harvest. I will be reviewing this hub from time to time, and I will share it with others.


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felixkugz 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

congratulations to you!!! soon i shall be celebrating the same thing!!! keep at it!


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iviskei 3 years ago from In your computer, stealing your internet.

Congratz on 100 hubs! I learned a lot from this hub. Keep it up!


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Millionaire Tips 3 years ago from USA

Congratulations on your 100 hubs and $100 dollars. You're provided some great advice here. Participating in the community is a lot of fun and does help you learn a lot I wish you continued success too.


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Here I am again! And I have enjoyed my 2nd time here even more than the first time. I'm glad you updated, and that this is going around again.

I wish you continued success!


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ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

This is a very complete guide as to what new hubbers should do and what they should avoid. Who would have thought of submitting their hub to a search engine? I'm sure I'll refer to this hub again and again.


Kathleen Kerswig 3 years ago

Great Hub! Thanks for the info. I've been gone for awhile and I just returned to Hub Pages yesterday. I'm happy to be back and I'm glad I read this particular hub. It makes me think I'm doing the right thing. TY again! Voted up!


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia

I'm not sure how I missed such a milestone for you, but I did.

Aside from such a wonderful accomplishment, this article is packed with such valuable, concisely written information. It should be listed as a must read for all hubbers, new to the game or not. Great work. Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us. I'm sharing for the benefit of any newbies who may need this. Voted up.


mayank786 3 years ago

Mind blowing hub Brett i mean i learn a lot from your hub i surely read more of your hubs to get some extra knowledge and hopefully you publish such a great hub thank you Brett.


iamsahm 4 years ago

Thanks Brett, for the informative Hub. I'm very new here, so I will be referring back to this article, I'm sure.


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BrandiNoelle 4 years ago from Washington State

Thank you, Brett! I know you wrote this awhile ago, but I am a new hubber and found it to be very informative. Looking forward to trying your tips! :)


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Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

I've been here a little over a year myself. Much of this info I've heard and utilized but you never hear it too much. Great job.


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L.L. Woodard 4 years ago from Oklahoma City

100 hubs and ones that garner traffic at that -- way to go!

I've found the sharing aspect of hubbing to be rewarding in so many ways. I've read about topics in which I had little initial interest, but then find my world and perspective just a little wider. I've met some great hubbers along the way, too.

Great tips for success; voted up and Shared.


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jezebellamina 4 years ago from Dallas, TX

Hi Brett, thanks for sharing your experience and congrats on this milestone (although you are already well on your way toward Hub #200 :)

The more hubs like this I read, the more determination and drive I have to plug on toward my 100th hub. Staying positive is a very important aspect of success and articles like this are what keep me going!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Whew! (Worn out from the long, long scroll down) But a small price to pay when I've learned so much here.

A big congratulations to you for reaching this milestone.

Thank you for generously sharing such valuable information. If I keep reading your hubpage hubs, I'll be the smartest hubber here:)

Up and more and sharing of course!


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mjkearn 4 years ago

Hi Brett,

congratulations on your 100 hubs and thanks so much for taking the time to help other hubbers. I've learned a lot from this and look forward to reading more from you. Voted up and the rest,

MJ.


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Great help especially for a newcomer like me. I am going to bookmark this page and read often. Voted UP.


Pharmd759 4 years ago

Very nice site!


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Very useful and tips and advice...

and congrats on the wonderful milestone.. :)


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wheelinallover 4 years ago from Central United States

You have managed to put into one hub the best of what works for hub pages. I have been here over a year and am no where near my 100th hub.

For the newer hubbers who read this Brett is one hundred percent correct. You can earn writing articles which are close to advertising however don't forget what you are passionate about.

My love of horses and training them is paying better than all the other hubs combined. I only have one hub about horse training.

Voted up, awesome and sharing.


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Melis Ann 4 years ago from Mom On A Health Hunt

Congrats Brett! Great to see these tips for hubbers. Even though many are familiar it's always helpful to see another perspective and a reminder on how important a few basic ideas can be. I have much to learn still and am thankful I have you as a resource. I appreciate all the comments you have made on my hubs and am happy to have you as a supporter. I will be checking in on your URL hub... SHARED!


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Michelle Keiper 4 years ago

Congratulations, that is truly an accomplishment.


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kikalina 4 years ago from Europe

Congrats on your 100 hubs!


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pinkdaisy 4 years ago from Canada

Congrats! Thanks for the great tips =)


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pinkdaisy 4 years ago from Canada

Congrats!


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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

This is such a helpful hub, I keep coming back to re-read it for the great information.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring hub. Thanks for share with us. Voted up and success for you!


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montecristo 4 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

Congrats! Keep up the good work. Voted up!


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anglnwu 4 years ago

Congrats on your 100th hub--what an achievement. Enjoyed this hub and the tips offered. Boomarked it and shared.


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TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

Brett: Thanks for responding about white space. I can see how it would be helpful to readers.


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JamiJay 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

Thanks for the great tips! I had to bookmark this page on my computer so I can easily refer to it later if needed!

Congrats on your accomplishment!

I hope to see more great hubs from you in the future!


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littlemarkiesmom 4 years ago from The hot, humid South

Congratulations on 100 hubs! That's great! I'm not there yet, but working on it. ;) Thanks for the tips too. I'll definitely be looking into some of these more.


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

Congratulations on your milestone!!!

Your tips and instructions are definitely encouraging

I still struggle with referral trackers. Need to learn more about it. Thanks for the reminder

Thanks for sharing this :)


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LadyLyell 4 years ago from George, South Africa

Congratulations Brett for making the 100th hub!

You have inspired me as I lag behind you, far behind you.

I must say, I have made a few loyal friends here on hubpages from followers and therefore I have continued writing articles for this reason rather than any earnings forthcoming.

Keep it up Brett and I will be looking out for you in the future!


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

Congratulations on hitting the milestone! Excellent tips, thank you for sharing.


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

Nice tips and advices Brett! It helps a lot!


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Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

Congratulations on 100 hubs. This was a great hub. I've bookmarked two of the links to read later. Very helpful looking articles that I've bookmarked. Voting way up.


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nmdonders 4 years ago

Congratulations on your 100th Hub! I read this from start to finish. It was fantastic. I'm new and found this to be great advice that I really hope a lot of people get the chance to read.


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precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego

Really inspiring! Just right when I'm feeling lazy tonight about hubbing, or maybe editing or search engine submission. Congrats on the 100th hub! ^-^'


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zanaworld 4 years ago from Bangalore

100 Hubs is a great achievement in itself. Writing such wonder tips and insights into the hubpages is even greater achievement. You have indeed written lots of, I repeat, lots of 'important' tips and information on hubpages.

Congrats for your milestone and really, really very thankful for such a wonder, informative hub as your 100th Hub...


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

100 hubs! Wow ! Congrats Brett. It is a milestone that is next on my list. A very useful list of to do things for both the new and the not so new hubbers. I'm following most of these tips and will try to incorporate others like - submitting my URL to search engines, staying motivated and positive - I think I do this more often than not but once in a way you know!

I think this sort of a hub should be on everyone's list so that we as hubbers and readers can share the experiences gained during this period, the good and the bad, the do's and dont's and so on. I should be doing this on my 100th hub sharing my experiences on the way.

Voted all ends up. And shared these wonderful tips.


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Congratulations. You are a true success here om HubPages. That is not hard to see. I love the way you introduced that 100th Hub!


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia Author

Wow, some awesome comments here! Thank you all for taking the time to comment on my century.

@TIMETRAVELER2, the lines between the text is to allow "white space". It is used by a lot of hubbers, as this allows the readers eyes to rest and also makes it seem like less of a chore, as you read one small paragraph at a time ... sounds strange, but it works well! Hope that helps ...


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Brett, Congratulations on your 100 Hub Milestone! I remember the day I published 100 Hubs. It gets better and better with each milestone! You are a great Hubber and I am glad to work with you! Up and Shared!

JSMatthew~


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HawaiiHeart 4 years ago from Hawaii

Great tips - and congrats on the 100 hubs!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

This was such a great hub. I have to say, the sharing bit (although I am not surprised to see that as one of your tips) has really made a big change to they way I have been hubbing. I have found that after I read every article (ones that have been well written and I can stand by), I share it with my followers - or at least I try to. I also return the favor by those who comment on my articles, as those are the first ones I go and read when I have a chance. This has made a big difference as there is constant interaction on both ends and both hubbers are benefiting. There is so much to learn here and I am sure there is much more left we haven't learned. Thanks for sharing what you have learned since you have been around! Great hub!


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TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

Congrats on the 100 hubs and the check...my first one will come next month and I hit my own 100 earlier this month. One question, though...why do you double space between paragraphs? I never heard that one before and you are the first one I've seen who uses that technique. I've been a follower for awhile and love your work...I was also an ESOL teacher so like what you do! Voted up!


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ashish04joshi 4 years ago from India

Congrats Brett for 100 hubs (you're at 101 now though)...

Some of the things you mentioned here were really useful.

I'm pretty new here so still looking around for anything that might be of help.

Thanks for this one.

'Up' and 'Useful'


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC

Hi Brett!

I want to offer my congratulations and gratitude for hitting your 100th hub! It not only exciting for you but for all of your followers who share your success!

I know I have enjoyed reading your hubs and look forward to your next milestone, whatever it is!

Again, congratulations and thank you for being a valuable member of our community!

Sincerely,

Bruce


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molometer 4 years ago

A great big congratulations Brett on cracking the 100 hubs buddy. A real milestone.

You are an inspiration to all of us here. Your hubs are always useful and interesting and your work on the power of sharing is truly brilliant.

I know it has helped so many hubbers spread their hubs worldwide.

Voted up and all the buttons and of course sharing. Well done


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Redberry Sky 4 years ago

Congratulations on your century of Hubs! Thanks for sharing these tips, I was still hazy on things like backlinking and referral trackers so the information is very useful indeed.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada

Brent, congratulations on reaching 100 hubs! You are very prolific to have done so in such a short amount of time. This is a great body of work you have on here now, and especially impressive, considering you are teaching, as well.

Take care and here's to the next 100 hubs for you!


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bamuscarella 4 years ago from Buffalo, NY

Thanks for sharing. This is very encouraging to me... I love to write for the sake of it and am looking forward to publishing more Hubs!


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Arren123 4 years ago from UK

Thank you for this, most useful, voted up and useful :)


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neoankit 4 years ago from Pune

100 hubs, congrats man. :)


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia Author

Thank you all for such great comments!

I'm glad many have found these tips useful. I just tried to think about what I did wrong, or didn't understand in the beginning and tried to cover it all here. However, if you think of anymore, please let me know.


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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Congrats on your 100th. You must be very proud. After 5 hubs I can't imaging 95 more, but I can't stop writing for some reason. Thank you for the great tips.


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Rodric29 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I could not even finish reading your hub before I came down here to comment. I am going to be frank here, so please, believe when I say your hub gave me an almost spiritual awakening. Though I am doing the things that you have subscribed here as of last week because of another hubber who gives similar advice, I have just had confirmed that what she wrote is true by you--the second witness.

I appreciate the hub shares I get. You have just inspired me to write anew appreciate hub to my followers. Thank you. I will finish reading, but I have already voted it up beautiful, awesome, interesting and useful.

I think you have found a new fan.


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Eric Prado 4 years ago from Webster, Texas

Great hub! I too just hit my 100th hub milestone as well and this was quite helpful to me. Voted up, Awesome, and interesting and I will follow. =)


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gmmurgirl 4 years ago from Pilipinas

Hi Brett! Congrats in your 100the hubs! Great info in this hub. I'm sure it will help a lot of Hubbers like me. Thanks!


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Ashley Gisell 4 years ago from New York

Congratulations. I started hubbing not so long ago. Can't wait to reach 100 like you. Thanks for sharing!


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kuttingxedge 4 years ago from Just outside of international extradition agreements

Great article, and congrats on your milestone! Thank you for sharing your hard-earned wisdom with us.


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nybride710 4 years ago from Minnesota

Congratulations! I will be there after publishing two more hubs. I have gotten to the point where I make payout every month, but it took a year to get there. This does require some patience, but I am finding what more experienced hubbers recommend to be true.


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Conleys Review 4 years ago from Florida

Congratulations! Since I just started a few days ago, 100 Hubs seems a long way off for me. By the way, it is an interesting review of your Hub experience. Thanks.


MakJoSi 4 years ago

CONGRATS! I look forward for my 50 too! almsot at 30 now~! oh yeah! go go go!


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

An extremely helpful hub! Thank you for all the great tips.

I have to ask... How did you like teaching english in korea? I was dead set on doing just that and then I got married as had babies... with a korean here in the states ^_^


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

I am sharing this because I have so many new followers, so many great new writters, that can really use your great tips! I also didn't know much of this being new myself! Thank you so much again!


AndriyR 4 years ago

Congratulations on your 100 hubs! That is a great achievement! Also - this hub is very informative and nice written. I discovered some new things to dig in and explore. Thanks!


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dinkan53 4 years ago from India

Great achievement and my congratulations. I could imagine the hard work behind all those hubs. As a reader of your hubs great job is what I can say. Thanks for the tips. Voted up and useful.


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia Author

** Updated with another great tip from another hubber. Please check out the end of the list! It's a good one.


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srk4you 4 years ago

Congrats Brett, and yes, the tips were really helpful!


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Paul Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

Congratulations, Brett! You have some great tips and it's obvious you have accomplished a lot while publishing your first 100 hubs. I look forward to reading more of your hubs, and especially any more tips you have for hubbers. Voted up and sharing!


ssiddhanta 4 years ago

Great tips. Thanks a lot!. I will share it.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Wow! A big congrats on completing 100 hubs! You have come a long way! You are the real phenomenon behind the unique idea of SHARING! This engaging hub filled with your experiences on HubPages, handy and helpful tips for hubbers and finally how you got your deserved cheque all added to the reading interest of your follower-friends! You are an inspiration for many hubbers here, including me! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Pressed all the buttons. Voted up & Socially Shared


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Steel Engineer 4 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine

insightful

(See- I left an "insightful" comment! I learned something new.)


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twoseven 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Thank you for the great tips. I keep meaning to learn more about how to use Google keywords, and you explained it in a nice simple fashion, with helpful links. These are all great pieces of advice and I will try to keep them in mind. Congrats on making it to 100 hubs - quite a milestone!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

This is a great hub as always! Congratulations on reaching 100 hubs! That is a milestone worth celebrating. You have some very good information here for newbies as well as "not so newbies". I am bookmarking this one, to go back to some of the links here and review. Again, awesome hub, and congratulations! Have a wonderful day! :)


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point2make 4 years ago

Congratulations Brett. Your hubs reach and teach a lot of us here and we appreciate your efforts. 100 hubs is a great accomplishment...well done my friend There are many here looking forward to your next 100!


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EyesStraightAhead 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

Congratualtions, Brett! I know someone who just began teaching in South Korea. It sounds like an interesting exursion! Thank you for sharing these great tips with those of us who are new or still rather new. It is always great to learn how to gain more traffic and stay invthis for the love of writing.


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Heather Jacobs 4 years ago

Congratulations! Your hub certainly gives us newbies hope. Your tips are very useful and your writing is engaging. Thanks for SHARING!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Congrats, Brett. You have had a lot of helpful hubs, including this one. Some I've read and some I just haven't got around to yet. Good job. You're a great hubber. All the votes on this one and sharing!


kelleyward 4 years ago

Brett congrats! That's a huge accomplishment. I agree with everything you said here. Thanks for reminded me to submit my URL to search engines. voted up and useful! Kelley


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DS Duby 4 years ago from United States, Illinois

congratulations on 100 hubs it's sure to be a great feeling. I will be sure to follow your tips that I wasn't already aware of.


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phoenix2327 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Big congrats on reaching this milestone. And thanks for sharing your year with us. I was a very good read.


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Suzie HQ 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

As a newbie in the ranks of hubpages, this was a very informative article and inspirational Brett! Much congratulations on your century not out (sorry, could'nt resist a cricket term!!), enjoying your articles immensely, here's to the next 100!! Votes and sharing


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mollymeadows 4 years ago from The Shire

Congratulations! And I recognized myself in some of your "don't do this" tips. Thanks for setting me on the right track!


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Kris Heeter 4 years ago from Indiana

Brett - congratulations! I know many will find this inspirational and useful. I'm looking forward to your next 100!


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Dee aka Nonna 4 years ago

Congratulation on turning 100....lol. One hundred hubs is quite a milestone. Your tips are excellent even for some of us who have been around awhile.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Congratulations Brett on reaching that first 100 hub mark. I have learned much from you including the value of sharing. It truly works! These words of yours made me think..."Since the change to your NEW URL in September 2011, did you remember to update your trackers on other sites? I didn't until last week! " I know that I haven't updated mine. Thanks! Voted useful and SHARING. :)


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland

Great work to get 100 hubs written and published. You have put together a great learning tool for new hubbers. It will stop them making the same mistakes we all made when we started writing here.

I agree that the writers on this site are wonderful people to get to know.

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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas

You cover a lot of territory on this hub, and all very good advice for all hubbers, not just the newbies. A good opportunity for veterans to make sure we're covering all of our bases and up to date on everything that is available to help us succeed.

You've made a lot of helpful contributions on this site even before sharing your experience with this hub, and I appreciate it. Look forward to reading your future articles that are always interesting!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Useful and interesting!!


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KrazyKaty 4 years ago from College Station, TX

Thanks for the tips! I'm excited about my journey on hubpages!


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sandrabusby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Congratulations and thanks for the tips, Brett.


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samsons1 4 years ago from Tennessee

Great job my friend and congrats on your achievements. Very interesting article and good advice. Voted up, useful and shared...


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Bret....This is what I would call a real "feel-good" hub. You have just lifted spirits here and offered encouragement to newbies or a Hub Vet who may have fallen into a slump!........Simply...You've done your good deed for the month! lol.....At ease, Bret!

Congratulations on your accomplishments. You've earned the rewards.

I just shook my head in agreement from the start of your hub to the end.

You have said it ALL, pretty much right here! Peace, bret !!!! UP+++


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mbyL 4 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

Very good hub Brett!

Always nice to see some new work of you ;).

I loved your tips and read through all of them hehe. I also use them already myself, but still it was good to revise their usage. I will follow that hub so I can return later as I want to read them through a second time more accurately and maybe contemplate how to use them more effectively in my own hubs.

Great work here! Shared Voted up and Useful mate!


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA

Congratulations on your 100th hub. One of the great things about Hubpages is how much you learn while here.


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Life and Luxury 4 years ago from South Beach, FL

Thank you for these tips, especially for the referral information. Continued luck to you!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

We are "over the moon" to have you back and staying (that's a European saying btw)! You've added so much good information for so many people ... it is hard to believe you've just hit 100 hubs but not hard to believe you hit $100!!

You are great to follow and a great follower, a terrific writer and hubber, you give good advice and help those in need....is your face getting red yet? Well, I don't want your head too big or it won't fit through the door.

Seriously, congratulations and please keep it up we all look forward to your hubs and advice!!

Voted up, useful, interesting and SHARED with my followers.


WhydThatHappen 4 years ago

Great hub from a Hubber of experience! A lot different than other milestone hubs, and very useful! Thanks


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Congrats, Brett! I like your statement about sharing. It's important to share, but like you mentioned: don't spam! Folks don't like that. Read other people's Hubs and make a meaningful comment not just "great" and run off to try and follow that Hubber. I have to go back now and redead the part about updating your URL???

I voted this UP, etc.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Congrats on 100 hubs and cograts on over a 100.00 pay out. Enjoyed your hub voted up.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Congratulations, Brett. Why did I think you'd reach 100 a long time ago? Good advice, especially about using keywords. Voting this Up and Useful.


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Jenn-Anne 4 years ago

Great hub filled with usefull information. Congrats on your 100 hub milestone!


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Ddraigcoch 4 years ago from UK

Congratulations Brett. As you have seen for yourself, I am one of those writers who disappear for months and then come back again. I learnt to do that so that writing didn't keep burning me out, plus family life was crying for attention.

Finding the balance between writing and real life chores is a hard one to balance at first because all writers see is people advising them to write like crazy.

I was hoping I would have reached the 100 point a long time ago and am not even half way there yet, C'est la vie!

Great tips and it is lovely to see you sharing your experience with those who may need it.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Brett, this was great! I will be pointing some of my new hubber friends to this. It easily sums up all of the questions that they so often ask. And I picked up a number of helpful items myself...kind of like a one stop shopping experience! :) Thank you for this. Voted up and lots more. :)


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Modern Lady 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

Congratulations! 100 hubs is a big milestone and so is a $100 check (cheque) for you first payout. I wish you lots more success.


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KashyapWeboo 4 years ago from Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

Hello Brett,

Cool Tips. This hub will really helpful for me because I am new here.

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