My 1st 30-Day Hub Challenge Log - Progress, Traffic & Earnings

As I write this, it's my second day of 30DHC (or 30-Day Hub Challenge) i.e. 23rd of November, 2010. I've been thinking about taking up this popular HubPages challenge, but had been quite busy for the past few months. Finally, after a week-long of sleepless nights I was up to it. Here I am, putting all my ideas to words that I'm going to plug together to make my hubs. In this log I'll be noting down my progress, as well as the traffic and income generated from my hubs each day throughout the challenge (through 22nd next month).

My goals are to:

  1. Create 30 high-quality hubs (which is of course what i HAVE to do in order to win the challenge)
  2. Generate somewhere around $100 with all of my hubs (total) through AdSense, and of course any affiliate links I use in my hubs
  3. Get at least 500 visitors to my hubs daily (excluding those from HubPages), means to rank my hubs in search engine results well
  4. Get at least 100 fans (which I'm soon going to get)

I'd be writing on plenty of topics particularly Christmas and gifts. I'll also write about the stuff I know about quite much but haven't written about.

My HubPages statistics before publishing first-day hub:

  • Author Score: 91
  • Hubs: 18
  • Followers: 94
  • Traffic: 3114 views
  • AdSense earning: $19.48
  • Amazon earning: $1.32

So, here goes my day-by-day progress for the 30DHC!

Day 1: The day was quite bad for I got stuck in a Photoshop project. I only got a few hours at the end of the day and those were solely dedicated to some keyword research. A bad day to start a challenge so great! Hopefully I publish 2 hubs now!

Day 2: I managed to write 2 hubs, but unfortunately couldn't publish them. I'm surely going to post them tomorrow!

Day 3: A busy day it was -yet I was able to write 2 more pieces of articles. I'm a bit lazier in posting them right now. Love the idea of posting them in bulk :)

Day 4: The morning was a bit lazy, but in the evening I was determined to create and publish some hub about Black Friday or Cyber Monday. So, I published this hub after an hour of search online and then compiling stuff together.

#1: Cyber Monday Shopping – A Guide (deleted)

I'll be showing you my hub stats tomorrow!

Day 5: Today I got up early for I was so much anxious about my stats. It was a pleasant surprise to know I had got an increase in AdSense earnings! Here's a look at my stats:

My HubPages statistics after publishing first-day hub:

  • Author Score: 90
  • Hubs: 19
  • Followers: 95
  • Traffic: 3354 views
  • AdSense earning: $22.01
  • Amazon earning: $1.32

I didn't however published or write any new hub.

Day 6: It has been 6 days now but I've only published 1 hub, the reason being that I'm just focusing on writing these days. I'll be publishing few hubs I've written in these 6 days together.

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 93
  • Hubs: 19
  • Followers: 95
  • Traffic: 3502 views
  • AdSense earning: $22.77
  • Amazon earning: $1.32

Day 7: My day started with creating a gift-ideas hub, here's the link:

#2: Fragrance Sets for Her Under $15

At the end of the day my stats not that much impressive (which I understand why).

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 90
  • Hubs: 20
  • Followers: 96
  • Traffic: 3652 views
  • AdSense earning: $24.73
  • Amazon earning: $1.32

Day 8: The day was busy writing some article and blog posts. Later I checked out the HubPages forum to discover weekly HubMob topic on Healthy Lifestyle. So, then I started creating hub on that. However, I didn't publish any more hub.

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 93
  • Hubs: 20
  • Followers: 97
  • Traffic: 3883 views
  • AdSense earning: $26.69
  • Amazon earning: $1.32

Day 9: I created a hub to participate in weekly HubMob on Healthy Lifestyle. It was

#3: 12 Foods That Help You Relax

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 90
  • Hubs: 21
  • Followers: 99
  • Traffic: 4099 views
  • AdSense earning: $28.25
  • Amazon earning: $1.32

Day 10: Gosh, it's my tenth day in the challenge and am just here with 3 hubs in 10 days! I must be quick and publish those hubs now. I couldn't publish any hub though but wrote a few more articles.

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 90
  • Hubs: 21
  • Followers: 99
  • Traffic: 4410 views
  • AdSense earning: $32.60
  • Amazon earning: $2.11

Day 11: The day was so bad for me for I was feeling nauseous the whole day. It feels like I would fail this challenge but they say hope is still there. So, I'm hoping to publish some hubs in bulk soon.

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 90
  • Hubs: 21
  • Followers: 101
  • Traffic: 4662 views
  • AdSense earning: $33.14
  • Amazon earning: $2.11

Day 12: Thanks for I was successful in drafting 5 more hubs, but didn't publish any as usual. The statistics for the day were not impressive -my author score dropped a point further :( However, I'm quite happy with my followers count and AdSense earning increasing a dollar each day!

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 89
  • Hubs: 21
  • Followers: 102
  • Traffic: 4881 views
  • AdSense earning: $35.08
  • Amazon earning: $2.11

Day 13: The day was quite productive, and I managed to write some more hubs and published 2 of them. Here're the links:

#4: Dumb Cane -A Poisonous Plant

#5: Oleander -A Poisonous Shrub

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 90
  • Hubs: 23
  • Followers: 102
  • Traffic: 5099 views
  • AdSense earning: $39.46
  • Amazon earning: $2.11

Day 14: The day was somewhat productive, and I managed to draft another hub but failed to publish any due to stress of workload.

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 92
  • Hubs: 23
  • Followers: 105
  • Traffic: 5362 views
  • AdSense earning: $40.98
  • Amazon earning: $6.11

Day 15: As I'm touching this halfway mark, it's shameful to tell that I've got just hubs published! That's pathetic, 5 hubs in 15 days! I must speed up -hoping to create 2 hubs per day now from tomorrow onwards!

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 91
  • Hubs: 23
  • Followers: 105
  • Traffic: 5636 views
  • AdSense earning: $44.96
  • Amazon earning: $7.55

Day 16: So, managed to publish another hub! That's not enough I know, but at least there was something to boast about. I'm on a tight schedule these days and it becomes impossible to write something everyday for me. I'm planning to devote 2 hours per day to HubPages, hope it works! Here's the hub I published today:

#6: Almay Cosmetics & Skincare - An Overview

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 92
  • Hubs: 24
  • Followers: 105
  • Traffic: 5924 views
  • AdSense earning: $48.08
  • Amazon earning: $7.57

Day 17: Wordless Wednesday...I'm a loser!

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 90
  • Hubs: 24
  • Followers: 105
  • Traffic: 6185 views
  • AdSense earning: $49.92
  • Amazon earning: $7.57

Day 18: So I created 2 more hubs! It was quite a busy day as I had to meet a deadline too, but am glad to write something for HubPages! (didn't publish any)

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 92
  • Hubs: 24
  • Followers: 105
  • Traffic: 6463 views
  • AdSense earning: $51.62
  • Amazon earning: $7.57

Day 19: I published a single hub (despite aiming for 2 hubs per day) but was a bit relaxed.

#7: Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Everyone (Unfortunately I deleted this hub later)

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 90
  • Hubs: 25
  • Followers: 106
  • Traffic: 6721 views
  • AdSense earning: $53.75
  • Amazon earning: $7.57

Day 20: So I'm starting publishing all of the hubs I've created during the first days of my 30DC Hub Challenge! Here're 2 for the day:

#8: Apple Pancakes - Recipe, Variations & Tips

#9: 10 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 92
  • Hubs: 27
  • Followers: 106
  • Traffic: 6906 views
  • AdSense earning: $54.57
  • Amazon earning: $11.89

Day 21: The day was a busy one with my project, it's time I'm realizing that it I shouldn't have taken up the challenge in this part of the year when I'm loaded with hundreds of assignments and tight deadlines. I didn't write or publish any hub today.

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 92
  • Hubs: 27
  • Followers: 107
  • Traffic: 7125 views
  • AdSense earning: $54.91
  • Amazon earning: $11.89

Day 22: So I my tenth hub of the challenge ha! Now it's a real challenge coming up: 8 days 20 hubs! It's do or die situation for me, wish me luck!

#10: Top 10 Espresso Makers

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 91
  • Hubs: 28
  • Followers: 107
  • Traffic: 7365 views
  • AdSense earning: $58.66
  • Amazon earning: $11.89

Day 23: I'm now left with just a week till the end of this challenge which is moving towards failure, bad luck. I couldn't publish any more today too, a loser!

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 91
  • Hubs: 28
  • Followers: 107
  • Traffic: 7571 views
  • AdSense earning: $61.86
  • Amazon earning: $12.46

Day 24: Another day gone wasted, I've only 6 days left and 20 more hubs to publish in order to win the challenge. I hope I can do it, I'll be publishing 4 hubs per day now. Wish me luck!

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 91
  • Hubs: 28
  • Followers: 107
  • Traffic: 7782 views
  • AdSense earning: $62.34
  • Amazon earning: $12.46

Day 25: The day was quite creative -I drafted 11 hubs but published only 2 of them.

#11: 10 Herbal Teas That Help You Relax

#12: Fragrance Sets for Her Under $20

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 91
  • Hubs: 30
  • Followers: 107
  • Traffic: 7945 views
  • AdSense earning: $63.45
  • Amazon earning: $12.46

Day 26: Only 4 days left and I've just published 12 hubs in this challenge! I may fail it but I don't want to -so I'd be publishing 5-10 hubs tomorrow hopefully! Today it was a blank day...

My HubPages statistics for the day:

  • Author Score: 90
  • Hubs: 30
  • Followers: 107
  • Traffic: 8100 views
  • AdSense earning: $63.75
  • Amazon earning: $13.48


I Failed the Challenge!

It's 21st of December, the last day of my 30 Day Hub Challenge and I'm sorry to let you know that I failed to publish 30 hubs during the past month. If you've been following my day-to-day progress you might know this very well why I failed the challenge. I had been stuck with many projects as well as some family business. Also, I took up this challenge at the wrong time, when I knew I had many things to juggle with at a time. So, the lesson I learnt it ONLY TAKE UP 30 DAY HUB CHALLENGE WHEN YOU ARE 100% SURE (not feeling) YOU CAN DO IT!

However, here's some good news, for I've got some boost in my earnings, traffic and followers count during this time. Here's what I've achieved:

  • Author Score: 91 (0% change)
  • Hubs: 30 (66% increase)
  • Followers: 110 (17% increase)
  • Traffic: 9721 views (180% increase)
  • AdSense earning: $66.20 (239% increase)
  • Amazon earning: $1.32 (921% increase)

So, you can actually earn by participating in 30 Day Hub Challenge! I encourage everyone to take up this challenge but also learn my lesson!


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Comments 4 comments

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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

I give anyone credit for doing the 30 day challenge.Best of luck to you in your writing.


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Spider Girl 5 years ago from the Web Author

Thanks Minnetonka Twin! Need such wishes :)


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JonLaird 5 years ago from United States

I'm new here, and this was an extremely motivational hub for me. I'm hoping to work up to some sort of routine like this. :)

Best of luck in your future writing and in any future challenges you may undertake!


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Spider Girl 5 years ago from the Web Author

Welcome to HubPages JonLaird, hope you enjoy making hubs and earning from them! Thanks for appreciation, luck!

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