My Hubpages Mid-Year Assessment and Self-Appraisel

It’s that time of year at work – mid-year assessments. I often try to apply what I learn in the office into my personal life and I this year I thought I would extend that to my Hubpages performance. I’ll score myself in multiple categories, including adding skills, quality of work and quantity of work. I’ll revisit my 2012 goals and set my sites on my year-end performance. I hope this hub helps you to assess your Hubpages performance and gets you motivated to set and achieve your goals in 2012 and beyond.

Adding skills: B (on track for an A)

I’ve really learned a lot in 2012, but still have a lot to learn. I wrote, published and sold my first e-book. I started a new travel blog to share my travel adventures. These experiences taught me about website creation and e-commerce. I’m thrilled that I was accepted into the Hubpages apprenticeship program!!! Okay, I was waitlisted, but it’s still exciting and I’m looking forward to really growing my online writing skills in the second half of 2012. I'll share my experiences with that program, too.

Quantity of Work: D-

Let's be honest - I failed miserably here. This was my poorest performing area as it relates to Hubpages. I only managed to write 4 new hubs the first half of 2012. I spent a lot of my time this year on my websites (I have two now, with two more outlined) and my e-book. So, while I’ve not turned out a lot of volume on Hubpages, I was certainly adding to my overall body of work. Still, I've got to improve in this area for the second half of the year.

Quality of Work: B

Selling the first copy of my ebook was a huge milestone for me. The fact that there was someone that not only wanted to read what I had to say but was even willing to pay money for it was truly amazing. It made me think that I could really do this – I could build my online brand.


 
Monthly Earnings
January
$0.73
February
$1.19
March
$2.57
April
$2.69
May
$3.52
June
$6.85
July
$9.42
August
$5.66
September
$4.52
October
$6.36
November
 
December
 

Earnings Impact: C- (but improving)

This area left a lot to be desired, but is showing signs of improvement every single month. Of course, it’s hard not to improve when you start the year at a grand total of 73 cents! Yes, that’s cents, not dollars. I’m strictly counting my Hubpages earnings here, not any additional online income. (If you aren’t yet making money from Hubpages it’s a great way to earn money while writing online).

Teamwork: B-

I continue to leave genuine feedback for other Hubbers, read hubs on topics that interest me, and ask and answer questions.I have room to grow here and improve my HubKarma.I’m following more hubbers and (slowly) growing a following of my own, right now I have 16 followers.

Hubpages and Online Goals for the second half of 2012:

  • Reach a Hub Score of at least 95
  • Publish 100 Hubs by end of year (that’s 63 Hub to go over the next 6 months, or just over 10 per month – way outpacing my current rate of publication).
  • Hit at least $25.00 a month in earnings
  • Sell 20 copies of my e-book
  • Improve my SEO (Search Engine Optimization) knowledge and skills
  • Have 50 followers

l'll revisit each of these goals again and track my progress monthly.Check back with this hub each month and see how I am progressing.I hope reading my honest mid-year self-assessment gets you thinking about your own goals and what you want to accomplish online and on Hubpages. I'd love to hear what goals you have set for yourself and how you are reaching those goals.

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Kommadant 4 years ago

Those are great goals written up. I would like to write 100 by years end, but right now I have school and a full time job, so I don't think that will be happening. Best of luck to you!


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Written Up 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK Author

Kommadmant, thanks for the encouragement! 100 will definitely be a stretch, but I'll try my hardest.


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LauraVerderber 4 years ago from Mobile, AL

Good luck and keep up the hard work! That is absolutely wonderful that you have done your own ebook. I will reach that dream one day as well. I'd like to see your continued progress; it will help inspire me as well.


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Written Up 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK Author

LauraVerderber - thank you for reading!

My goals are slowing coming closer, but I still have a ways to go in the next four months. Check back soon and see how I'm doing in October - I'm hoping to be making a lot more progress in the fourth quarter.


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LauraVerderber 4 years ago from Mobile, AL

No problem. I think I am going to start a hub similar to yours where I track my progress. It'll be a good record for me and I think it will also give others a hopeful and realistic expectation on what they can do with Hub Pages. Hopefully I'll be seeing an increase in earnings each month. That's what everyone on here has pretty much been saying. I started about 4 months ago but I just got approved for adsense in August, so now I'm getting serious about putting out more articles!


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LauraVerderber 4 years ago from Mobile, AL

Hey Written Up, I finished the hub that is similar to yours, where I track my online earnings over a year. This hub really inspired and motivated me. I gave you credit in my article as well. I would really appreciate if you could look mine over and let me know if I need to alter anything. Thanks! http://lauraverderber.hubpages.com/hub//Follow-My-...


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Written Up 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK Author

Lauraverdrber, thank you for linking to me and for the kind words. Your off to a great start on hubpages. Glad I could inspire you.


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Written Up 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK Author

For those following - Looks like my earnings were down a little in August form July. I still haven't broken the double digit earnings in a single month, but now that I am learning so much from the apprenticeship program, I know I will get there before the end of the year.


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Written Up 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK Author

I've still got a few months to break the double digit mark! Can I do it?


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daisydayz 4 years ago from Cardiff

Hope your goals are going well, they seem fairly achievable. I just want to get out 100 hubs by the end of the year, and see what that does to all my other stats really. I'm getting close need another 15! So should be fine. I was hoping to be earning more monthly, closer to your $25 goal but I'm only just scraping $10 most months. Fingers crossed it improves. Good luck!


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Written Up 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK Author

Daisydayz, good luck on your 100 hubs goal. Im still far from $25 but I think if I keep focusing on quality hubs, I'll eventually get there. Thanks for reading.


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LauraVerderber 4 years ago from Mobile, AL

Great to see an update on this hub. I'd like to point out have met one of your goals: You have over 50 followers! Congrats. :)


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Written Up 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK Author

Thanks Laura. Yes, one goal met. I'm glad people enjoy reading my hubs! Have a lot written to publish this month, once the turkey settles! How are you doing in your goals?


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LauraVerderber 4 years ago from Mobile, AL

Well, I'm making progress. Earning a little bit more every month and taking steps toward being creative, which is making me happy. I haven't made a lot but I figure if I just keep plugging away it'll happen! I even took the plunge and opened my own website, Lolsnake.com. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Mine was delicious but now the turkey has settled. Right to my waste line! Lol.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Congratulations on your acceptance into the Apprenticeship Program. I enjoy seeing people's progress here so I can compare it to my own. And creating goals are great so you can compare your results over time. Voted up. I wish you the best.


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Written Up 4 years ago from Oklahoma City, OK Author

Millionaire Tips, thanks for the encouragement. The apprenticeship program is teaching me a lot.

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