My HubPages Experience: One Month on HubPages

At the time of writing, December 15, 2010, I'm exactly one month on HubPages. In that time I've written 12 hubs, I got 18 followers and my author score has risen from 30 to 85. It's quite enjoyable to write articles that are actually read. I have also signed up for a Google Analytics and Google AdSense account which I'm stil learning how to use properly.

I'm currently traveling through Australia and New Zealand and my hubs also reflect that with tips on traveling by bus and staying in hostels in New Zealand. As a result I haven't really been as active as I would like but that'll improve in the coming months. I also wrote two tutorials on HTML5 (one, two) and an article with websites for computer majors. I like that my work has also been picked up by the HubPages community with feedback buttons clicked on half of the hubs.

I read several hubs on how to write better hubs and I'm trying to apply that advice. For example, I have a RSS feed for my latest hub on each of my hubs. If I do that for all of them as I continue to contribute to HubPages then my latest hub will be visible on a growing number of hubs. I'm only showing the shortened description of course because that'll make you more interested! :)

Writing to you from the lovely city of Melbourne, Australia!
Writing to you from the lovely city of Melbourne, Australia!

As far as money concerned, I haven't made a single dollar yet but I also didn't expect that. I didn't have the time to put in the efforts to make quite a few quality hubs. But I figured that the best time to join HubPages would be right away instead of waiting until my travels are done. I have a few hubs up and I can regularly check how they're doing. As with many things in life it's usually better to do something than nothing. I can always come back and fix the hubs if I learn something to improve them.

I've also decided to focus on the writing of hubs. I don't have enough time to do both writing of hubs and to promote them at the same time. Some Hubbers also advocate that this is better. I'll start promoting them when I have a nice number of hubs that are actually worthy of internet-wide promotion. I'm still finding my niche and I'm tweaking my writing style. Perhaps a good time to ask: how is my writing style? Are you enjoying my hubs?

I also found a bug in the HubPages platform which was amazingly quickly fixed by the HubPages development team. That shows they're really actively involved in HubPages and that makes it a good platform to publish on.

Thanks for reading this and see you next time! :)

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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

I know nothing, really, about the software here; but it seems to me like there are really some top notch internet people here on hubpages; that work for hubpages directly, I mean. I hope that they keep top folks, and stay on top of this game so that what we do here stays high rank with Google. This hubpages thing is turning into more and more of an obsession for me. Glad you're here!


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simeonvisser 5 years ago Author

Yes, it's important that HubPages as a platform stays attractive to publish on. They have to keep it running and it needs to stay optimized for search engines and we have to keep publishing quality articles. If we all do that, everyone is happy. I'm glad you're here on HubPages as well, you've been quite active and you have a high Hubber score :)


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

I started out much like this. I have earned my first check from AdSense and I hope to get many more in the coming years. Yes, it will take that much time to get a good following and produce enough quality hubs.

Keep on keeping on....


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Trsmd 5 years ago from India

Congrats for spending 1 month here and earned lot of experience and hope money also.. You should never give up and should post continously..


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simeonvisser 5 years ago Author

@Austinstar: Yes, we all have to start somewhere. Like yourself I hope to get many AdSense payouts in the coming years.

@Trsmd: Thanks, I learned quite a bit during my short time here and I'll simply keep going. So far I earned 1.60 Euros but that'll become more I'm sure.


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lex123 5 years ago

Glad to read your hub about your one month experience here. It will be really useful for the newbies. Those who are persistent and regular contributors here will be able to achieve their goal.


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simeonvisser 5 years ago Author

@lex123: Yes, I'll keep writing in 2011, there is no point in stopping now. I think I'll also post hubs like this one from time to time to keep track of my progress. So far I don't have enough money yet for a payout but I'll get there, surely :)


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arthurchappell 5 years ago from Manchester, England

You've done really well in your first month here. A great example to the rest of us newbies. Keep up the good work.


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simeonvisser 5 years ago Author

@arthurchappell: Thanks, I hope I can keep it up. I'll continue to contribute as it will take a while before I'll receive some cash from Google every month.

You have also been very prolific in the two weeks that you are here. You have many topics that you intend to write about so we will be reading more of your work!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Congratulation from you. I hope you always enjoy to write on Hubpages. You are in the right place. I believe you are a good writer. Do the best and never give up. I always support you from the back. Success for you.

Prasetio:)


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simeonvisser 5 years ago Author

@prasetio30: Thanks, I see you have found the right place here at HubPages too with many hubs already published. I plan to stay active here for a long time as well. All the best, Simeon.


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alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

Thanks for the info on your own experiences. I'm linking this to my own hub about One Month at HubPages. Voting this Up and Useful.


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simeonvisser 5 years ago Author

@alocsin: Thanks! :)

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