Oh My Goodness - 100 Hubs Completed!

I have reached my 100th hub. This is an unbelievable milestone for me. I didn’t think that I would be able to write 10, let alone 50 but now I have made it past 100. It is really good what some motivation can do.

I read the hubs of other people who were trying to achieve the challenge of writing 30 hubs in 30 days. I thought that was interesting but I did not think I would be able to find the time to write an article a day. Then I saw that some people had upped the challenge stakes and were aiming to produce 100 hubs in 30 days. That’s 3.3 articles per day. At first I thought people are either mad or they do not have to go out to work so have oodles of time, to sit at home, leisurely sipping on a hot cup of java and lightly tapping away on their computer to their heart’s content.

I am working on ways to make money online, so I was fascinated by the possibility of earning cash via adsense, eBay and Amazon links. I therefore decided to bite the bullet and try myself. Hey, if you are not in the game, you can’t complain.

So I have reached 100 hubs. When I started my own challenge on 16 June 09 I had already written 16 articles so to technically complete this task successfully, I have a further 16 to go and my end date is 16 July 09. It is so funny for me to be able to say, yeah, I can do that, no problem.

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100 hubs is hard work! Time for a nice cup of tea.
100 hubs is hard work! Time for a nice cup of tea.

What I Have Gained From The Challenge So Far

I have learned that when I put my mind to something, I really can do it. My writing skills have improved too. My early offerings barely scrapped past the 400 word marker. I have to admit to using a lot of fluff and filler words in order to build up my word count. Hopefully I have been able to reduce this somewhat.

I have enjoyed doing research on topics I know very little about. I have read lots and have gathered some fantastic trivia that I hope will help me complete crosswords and to answer trivial pursuit questions in the future. I am still crashing and burning regarding keywords. I think that I have been trying to enter markets that are very competitive and where far more experienced SEO writers are making good money as they know what they are doing.

I love the fact that people from all around the world are reading my stuff and also take the time to leave comments. Many thanks for that.

How much will I earn writing hubs?
How much will I earn writing hubs?

My Earnings So Far

I have started earning money from adsense with these hubs. The minimum amount has been $0.04 and the maximum for one day was $3.38 so far. I have checked my account and noticed that I have earned something from at least one of my hubs everyday since 22 June. That means 6 days after starting the challenge, I have received clicks. Cool.

I have had absolutely no luck with Amazon and I can’t get an affiliate link with ebay, which is a shame so I will now most probably abandon Amazon unless I am writing a specific product review.

So I have not made enough to retire and buy my own paradise island a la Richard Branson, but seeing the money add up helps to spur me on.

Right, off I go to write hub number 101. Thanks for reading and I would be grateful for any comments about your own experiences.

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9 comments

Jill Deibel 5 years ago

Your hub is encouraging. So far, I've completed 5 Hubs and made a whopping 8 cents. I had hoped for more financial success after so much work! I'm busy researching ways to drive traffic, but there is definitely a learning curve for non-techies like myself. Congrats on your achievement!


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Tiptopcat 6 years ago from London, UK Author

DeBorrah K.Ogans - thank you so much for stopping by. I have been working hard to improve on the number of hubs and will keep on plugging away.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Tiptopcat, Nice hub! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings


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Tiptopcat 7 years ago from London, UK Author

@MagicStarER - thanks for stopping by. I have to admit, it wasn't easy but I am glad to that I got through it. It is nice to set a goal and to achieve it successfully.


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MagicStarER 7 years ago from Western Kentucky

Congratulations on writing all those hubs! I don't think I could do that many. I have too many "blocked" days! My writing comes and goes! It is like painting - I can't be creative on demand. So I know how hard it was to get to that 100 hubs milestone! I see I will have to try harder!! Great job! :)


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Tiptopcat 7 years ago from London, UK Author

@rb11 - Thank you so much for your comment here and on my other hubs. I hope I won't start boring people with my new found knowledge. lol.


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Tiptopcat 7 years ago from London, UK Author

@Gyspy willow - thank you. It feels really good to have got to this milestone. I do believe that the fact that we are writing anything at all is an achievement so keep going. Your 35 hubs will soon turn into 40, 50,60,etc etc. Good luck with it.


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rb11 7 years ago from Las Vegas

Congratulations, your perseverance pays off. I bet you are a much better conversationalist because of the variety of researched topics you had to do. From what I understand your adsense will fluctuate because they run 40/60. 40% of the time the clicks go to hubs and 60% of the time to you. Keep up the good work

Regards


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

Interesting, well done. I am on the 3 month mark too but only a miserable 35 hubs (and I thought Iwas doing well!) So congratulations!

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