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For You New Hubbers....

  1. Cre8tor profile image96
    Cre8torposted 2 years ago

    I'm posting this here because my hope is that new comers reading it will perhaps be inspired...not that I personally am all that inspirational but perhaps my HP story will be.

    By Friday, July 11th, I should be seeing my counter finally (after 2 1/2 yrs.) tick past the 500,000 view mark while also achieving personal best monthly earnings for the last few months. (both from views and Amazon) I don't talk specific about the money but I assure you, it's nothing you'd turn down and has made a significant difference for me over the past couple of years.

    I'm telling you this because it's real. I do not work for HP. I'm not a plant. I joined up just like most of you. Looking for work, found HP, wrote about what I knew that I thought others may want to know and voila, it worked.

    I don't hold any secrets to the internet nor can I tell you how to decipher your Hubber score however I can say that if you find a niche, consider what those who sit down to their computer are searching for, create a complete and well thought out Hub...you can succeed here. It's not overnight. It's not in a week but I'm telling you, it was worth every minute I've spent working on it and it's not like I've had to spend hours daily for 2 1/2 years. (Tip: Searchers search for things that help them and/or make their jobs/lives easier. If you show them, they will come.)

    At any rate, I won't run on anymore but I wanted to share this. Share it in a way that I thought could help and not just get me a bunch of kudos. That said, all kudos are welcome too.

    Happy Hubbing All And Best Of Luck On Your Journey Here!

    1. WilliamsDaniel profile image61
      WilliamsDanielposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks. Good point. I'm a new hubber here and I still can't think of the best topic to write. For now, I'm trying to observe other users and the suitable topics to write in this community.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image91
        DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        A suitable topic is what you know about, not what others are writing and have been successful with. Do you know how to repair cars? Write about that. Be specific, including the make and model. What do people want and need to know?
        How about repairs around the house? Gardening skills? Livestock? How to get around in the north of England? Think about what you do every day, and write about it.
        Good luck.

        1. Cre8tor profile image96
          Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Yep

        2. WilliamsDaniel profile image61
          WilliamsDanielposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you for the tips Mark! I am a web developer and a web designer. So, my interest would eventually focus there. smile

          1. DrMark1961 profile image91
            DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I think you will find a lot of competition in that area, but all I can say is "dont be discouraged". My niche also has a lot of competition, and many of the hubs I published have few page views. Some, however, do very well, even though they do not seem any different than the others.
            It seems impossible to predict success, so publish something every few days until your numbers start rising.

            1. WilliamsDaniel profile image61
              WilliamsDanielposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks Mark. Anyway, I'm not a competitive person. hehe  I only serve one purpose and that is to share my knowledge and expertise in my work. Hope it'll help. smile

              1. DrMark1961 profile image91
                DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                I wish I could say the same; at times, I am too competitive.

                1. WilliamsDaniel profile image61
                  WilliamsDanielposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  hehe. That's normal. Human tend to be that way in order to survive. wink

      2. PegCole17 profile image90
        PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        WilliamsDaniel, Begin at the beginning. Write a hub so others will read it and follow you. People who sign up and never write an article are regarded as potential spammers, I'm sorry to say.
        Write about what you know, spell check your work, add some quality legal pictures (try Photobucket if you don't own a camera - images are free to use from there) and let us decide if we want to follow you.
        Peg

        1. Cre8tor profile image96
          Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Yes and remember, followers are great but there is a whole wide web out there who can find you even if they don't know about HP.

          1. WilliamsDaniel profile image61
            WilliamsDanielposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Done with my first hub smile

        2. WilliamsDaniel profile image61
          WilliamsDanielposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks PegCole17. My account is still empty because I cannot find a good topic to write. I don't want to write just for the purpose of publishing it. I want to write so I can help others through it. But thanks to Mark and you. I think I have something in mind to write about smile

          1. Barbara Kay profile image85
            Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I for one can use any advice you have about your current work. I'm going to follow you and please write more on the subject.

    2. ChitrangadaSharan profile image88
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I completely agree with you and my story is somewhat similar to you.
      I also do not spend more than 2 to 3 hours in a day here. But I enjoy writing at my own convenient pace and reading other's hubs. And slowly the income goes on increasing every month and the payment is sure, even if slow.
      Of course the 'content is king' and for those who spend more time here, promote it well, will have quicker payouts.

    3. erinshelby profile image80
      erinshelbyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      "Tip: Searchers search for things that help them and/or make their jobs/lives easier. If you show them, they will come.)"

      Nice tip.

      1. Cre8tor profile image96
        Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks.

    4. bzirkone profile image81
      bzirkoneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      "I don't talk specific about the money but I assure you, it's nothing you'd turn down and has made a significant difference for me over the past couple of years."

      Can you give a range of monthly income you have earned with your hubs?  Do you use Hubs to supplement your income from a 'day job' or are you earning a living entirely from Hubpages?  If so, I find that pretty inspiring. 

      Good article.  Glad I found it and I will check out your hubs as well.

      1. Cre8tor profile image96
        Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Honestly, I would tell you to the penny but it does seem to be sort of a taboo thing. I work full time plus in HVAC so no, I don't live off of it however it's significant enough that my wife and I discuss it when looking at our monthly finances.

        1. bzirkone profile image81
          bzirkoneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          "... it's significant enough...." 

          Thanks, that is encouraging.  I do like your writing style.

          1. Cre8tor profile image96
            Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you.

    5. PegCole17 profile image90
      PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations, Cre8tor, on reaching this impressive milestone. Wow.
      Peg

      1. Cre8tor profile image96
        Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you.

    6. Raine Law Yuen profile image83
      Raine Law Yuenposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for this bit of inspiration.  This is my second month on HP. Trying to learn the more finer and technical points so coming across your hub has given me some encouragement. What I would like to know is how long do you spend on your hubs daily? To get the  traffic that you have - Is it a full time job for you? Which keyword search tools can you recommend. I am learning about SEO at the moment so it would be great to get feedback from someone as experienced as you on this subject.

      1. Cre8tor profile image96
        Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        My time on HP has been anything but consistent...much with the waves of my life. Currently, I haven't much more time than to be here on this forum or to check on my views, updates, etc... I've used a couple of tools but honestly, I think some of my best "keywording" has come from simply thinking about what people type when they are looking for what I'm about to Hub on. I work in HVAC...people have HVAC and it breaks...what breaks?...the A/C capacitor...voila, "How to change a capacitor"

        People want to know how to dry their IPhone...voila, "Using rice to dry your IPhone"....people want to know what keeps hair shiny...."Keeping your Hair Shiny with ______"

        You're not writing a tabloid where the most shocking headline catches someones eye.

        Yes, I have gotten some good ideas from AdWords but often I think, "well duh, I knew that". AdWords is my tool of choice though because there is a lot of good CPM and competition information that I feel has helped me.

        1. Raine Law Yuen profile image83
          Raine Law Yuenposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          wonderful advise. Thanks for this.

  2. DrMark1961 profile image91
    DrMark1961posted 2 years ago

    Excellent points, cre8tor. I just commented on a forum last night from someone who wanted to quit--she had few page views but her hubs did not help anyone/make their lives easier. There are still lots of things that can be written that will help people, and those that do so will earn a good living from this site.
    Inspiring comments. Thanks.

    1. Cre8tor profile image96
      Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed. I've seen where some are disgruntled as to why their Hubs aren't earning them money and though I see it's well written, photoed, etc...it's about their day at the beach and as inspiring as it may have been to them, it will only be read by those who stumble there. Now, tell me about "10 Awesome Beach Fun Ideas" and you're on to something...at least with the couple hundred million people going to the beach this year.

  3. Kathleen Odenthal profile image93
    Kathleen Odenthalposted 2 years ago

    Thanks you for posting this! This is a valuable read for newcomers as well as long-time hubbers.

  4. Marie Flint profile image92
    Marie Flintposted 2 years ago

    Oh, Crea8tor, it's so nice to hear some good news for a change. Thank you for sharing. Blessings!

    1. Cre8tor profile image96
      Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I know. As in much of the world today...negativity is so much more outspoken.

  5. Matt Cox89 profile image60
    Matt Cox89posted 2 years ago

    I'm new to this and I don't really know where to start. I guess I don't completely understand how it works.

    1. Cre8tor profile image96
      Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I tend to think as if I'm writing an article for a magazine. Now, your topic is ??? (whatever you know the most about) Find one thing about that subject that's interesting or informative or useful and start writing your article about it. I take my own pictures for originality, format it so I feel it's easy to read and reference...like a magazine (related ads and all)...and never forget to speak to my reader.

      Just remember something that took me a minute to learn...magazines are sold on stands where people walk by and accidentally see them or are in a position to start reading whatever random headline grabs their attention. Your "magazine" is on the net which means a attention headline doesn't really help.

      I repeat, I'm not a professional but in my experience a simple, to the point title with good content behind it has helped me immensely on the web as a whole. Not just HP.

  6. Tom Marshal profile image84
    Tom Marshalposted 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your experience with others. It will give more confidence to the new writers.  I am also a new writer here, but I am not in this career.  You have waited two and half years to get 50000 views!!  But in my opinion, two and a half year is not long period to achieve something.  It will gives the message that, creating hubs is not a 'quick money making process'.  If you want to achieve good result, you should write  consistently with quality hubs.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
      Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      He said 500,000 views--half a million-- not 50,000.
      I'm getting close to that big number, too, but it has taken me a lot longer.

  7. Heather Y Gilmore profile image61
    Heather Y Gilmoreposted 2 years ago

    I am also a new hubber and observing all the post to become a better hubber.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations on your awesome achievement.  It just goes to show how successful one can be when you create a niche subject on HubPages.

      1. Heather Y Gilmore profile image61
        Heather Y Gilmoreposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you so much. I think I am going to enjoy hubbing.

  8. sundaramponnusamy profile image85
    sundaramponnusamyposted 2 years ago

    I agree with you Cre8tor. It is really worth the time working here. I have understood this after two years. Now I am improving my work and planning to write more.

    1. Cre8tor profile image96
      Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes. Some Hubs are just somewhat timeless and with updates, can be more effective even than new Hubs and continue to generate traffic for years to come.

  9. Gupta Pankaj profile image60
    Gupta Pankajposted 2 years ago

    With lots of kope joined very recenly and your achievements I find really inspiring

  10. janshares profile image90
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    Love it, well said and so refreshing. Early congrats and approaching half-a-mil in views.

  11. firstday profile image60
    firstdayposted 2 years ago

    Thank you for posting this. Thank you again.

  12. TheGlobeTrotter profile image76
    TheGlobeTrotterposted 2 years ago

    A refreshing experience..im a new hubber i hope to turn my passion for writing into a steady income..!!well..u have increased my optimism..thats for sure.. wink

  13. momsdoworkathome profile image87
    momsdoworkathomeposted 2 years ago

    This is wonderful news. I wish you all the best. Thank you for the inspiration.

  14. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 2 years ago

    You've done a great job smile.  My story is similar to yours.  I just had my 3rd anniversary here and hit my 500,000+ views a few months ago. 

    I would also add, that for those who are just getting started, if you are looking to freelance write for others as a business, Hubs can be a very aesthetically pleasing way to demonstrate your skills to potential clients.  I often use hubs as writing samples and it has worked well for me. 

    Hubs can enhance work you do elsewhere, so when I think of earning potential here, I don't limit it to simply the monthly income from ads/Amazon etc.  I consider the other indirect ways HP helps me earn as well.

    1. bzirkone profile image81
      bzirkoneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Can you explain the other ways HP helps you indirectly?

      1. ChristinS profile image94
        ChristinSposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        A couple of ways - as I explained; using hubs as writing samples has helped me to get clients. I am self-employed as a freelance writer.  In addition, a few of my hubs have helped send traffic to my website and, in return, my websites often send traffic here to my hubs as well.  The cross promotion benefit is great; so long as one does NOT spam, overly self-promote or link irrelevant material to their hubs etc.

  15. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 2 years ago

    Congrats!  So glad to see your success here!  You deserve it!

  16. blueheron profile image97
    blueheronposted 2 years ago

    Cre8tor, I suspect you are in a really great niche. Home maintenance/repair/improvement seems to get a lot of views.

    1. Cre8tor profile image96
      Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I agree but it's one of many. Really though, with it and some others, it just makes sense...it's something that 95% of the world has in common but it not the only thing.

  17. pattyfloren profile image80
    pattyflorenposted 2 years ago

    Thanks Cre8tor for your encouragement.  I do have something to write about and am doing good.  Someday I will  really gain your confidence.  If it only takes 2 1/2 years than hopefully 2 1/2 years it is.

  18. BillAlvarez profile image88
    BillAlvarezposted 2 years ago

    thanks for that post! you make a lot sense.

  19. Cre8tor profile image96
    Cre8torposted 2 years ago

    Thanks everyone for the comments and I'm glad my post seems to be offering encouragement. I want to touch on something that has crossed my mind reading some of the feedback...I've been here 2-1/2 years and it's taken that long for me to hit 500,000 views but that is not how long it took to for me to start seeing the "fruits of my labor".

    Anyway, the point is, don't take the post as..."you might see some success after 2-1/2 years..." because that wasn't the case in my experience.

  20. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
    DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago

    Well done, indeed!  After 4 years here, I've yet to reach 300,000 views! 
    And my "earnings?"  Pocket change at best, and certainly not more than quarterly, ekeing out the bare payment threshold minimum.
    I write because I enjoy writing, and because I like to think that on some level I can offer a mix of useful information and humor.
    I have, however, allowed my payouts to languish in my PayPal account, so they have accrued, and once or twice, I've been able to call on those funds to get me out of a tight spot.
    Otherwise, if I were trying to write for the money, I'd have quit the site long ago.
    Cheers, and best wishes for your continued success!

    1. Cre8tor profile image96
      Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That's what's great about HP though...many are here simply because they love to write and this gives them a place to do that and keep there work. It can also be a great social experience that is often much more intellectually intriguing than another FB post of someone's bad day.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Congrats on your success here.

        I have been writing here about the same amount of time as you, but only recently started earning real money.  I'm at 160,000 views plus right now, which is nothing compared to your numbers, but most of them started pouring in within the last few months, and I am hoping the trend continues.

        I've done a lot of experimenting to see what works and am still learning, so I appreciate your advice.

        Good Job!

        1. Cre8tor profile image96
          Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks TT2. If your seeing better stuff then perhaps your tinkering is helping. I started writing poems and tried a couple of more controversial things...have dabbled in music and games but my best Hubs are those that have offered the reader something they needed. (HVAC) I'd be lying if I said I set out to write about what I do for a living...always saw myself as more of a creative writer but when I saw what was happening, I didn't fight it.

  21. AliceDamon profile image60
    AliceDamonposted 2 years ago

    I'm new to Hubpages and this tips are helping me a lot! Thank you so much!

  22. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 2 years ago

    @Cre8tor I think what you have done is HubPages at its best - helpful and genuine. I'm particularly impressed with the comments and responses. http://cre8tor.hubpages.com/hub/How-to- … -Capacitor

    1. Cre8tor profile image96
      Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Paul very much! It feels good that someone notices this. I always said if I had a rock band, I would use it to offer something to the world....HP is almost as good as a rock band, right? LOL. Sincerely though. Thank you for the kind words.

  23. Melissa Noon profile image92
    Melissa Noonposted 2 years ago

    I sm very new here and I worry that the things that interest me may not influence many people on this site so I decided to just keep writing what I love and see what happens. I am giving it a trial of six months to see if people like my articles and etc but so far even just starting off I am pretty pleased with the hubs I have read and that I have followers already. I just hope that the more time I spend on the time I make some new friends and find really useful and interesting hubs and find out the more popular topics.

    So far the hubs I see do the best is recipes.

  24. profile image61
    namamamaposted 2 years ago

    I technically joined this site over a year ago, but after deciding that I want to do something that implements the things I'm passionate about (read: writing and web design), I saw this site pop up again, and I'm gonna give it a try.

    My thing is though, I don't have a niche per se.  I have an outside blog and I post whatever there, but it's still a small presence so I can't post certain things on it because it'd just get lost.  I needed some encouragement, so this helped a bit.  Thanks.

    1. Cre8tor profile image96
      Cre8torposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You're welcome and thank you.

 
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