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Steps to Follow

  1. SceneIt profile image61
    SceneItposted 8 years ago

    Can anyone tell me the first steps they took when they first started.  Did you get a Web page up and running or a Hub page or Blog?  Or all three at once. As you can see I am quite new to this and bouncing around reading everybodies stuff.  I did a Hub first then a Web and am wondering about a Blog.  Just point me in the direction of some good info.

    1. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I've had a web site of my own since 1998.  I just got started with HubPages about a year and a half ago.  How you decide to start is up to you.

      And when you ask how much time people spend on Hubs to be successful, you haven't made clear your definition of success, so it's unlikely you'll get much of a specific answer.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image92
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    It really depends what you're trying to achieve.  Personally, I'd recommend getting used to one thing at a time!   Browse around, check out a few Hubs, read the information (I recommend Darkside's articles on how to Hub) and try writing a few Hubs of your own. 

    You'll learn a lot by Hubbing and talking to other Hubbers, so when you're ready to start a blog or a website, you'll do it so much better.

  3. SceneIt profile image61
    SceneItposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Marissa, on average how much time do you ar others spend on this to be successful?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Gamergirl is right - everyone is different.  And Relache is also correct, without knowing your definition of "success", it's hard to tell you how much time you need.

      I was lucky to have a big chunk of time when I wasn't mobile (and so couldn't do anything else), to write a good number of Hubs.  Because I had so many hours available, I really didn't take account of how long it took me, I'm afraid.  However the best Hubs do take a bit of time to put together, because they include informative text, photos, links, ads and even videos.  This one by Marye Audet is a good example


      From what I've learned so far, if you want to make a living on the net, it's like any other job - you have to do your research, then put in the hours.  I've only earned a few dollars so far and know I have a long way to go, compared to Hubbers like Relache!

  4. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    The time folks invest in Hubpages really depends on each individual.  Some folks can churn out quality hubs in no time, it seems, others take their own sweet time.  We're like snowflakes, really.  Mostly helpful, mostly friendly, sometimes catty snowflakes who jealously guard the sanctity of our beloved Hubpages.. but snowflakes nonetheless.

  5. Lissie profile image86
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    I've been spending about 50 hours a week on the internet for the last couple of months.  Success - if you mean $  - don't give  up your day job unless you can live on $100 / month!  I recently found an awesome article on the 5 mistakes he made starting up.  I made 4 out out of 5  so have a read here and maybe try to avoid some of them http://www.continuingadventures.com/200 … de-my-head
    And yes there is no easy answer, you need to have a plan and an approach to get there - your mileage will vary as they say!

  6. Apae profile image71
    Apaeposted 8 years ago

    When I first started out, I came straight to the forums. Lol. My Mum was the one who'd told me about this place, and she said networking was the thing to do. She'd always had trouble to find replies to anything anyone posted and so never frequented to forums, but I jumped right in. After that I started answering requests and haven't stopped.

    That's my little HP biography =]

  7. darkside profile image85
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for that link Lissie. The link from that to the original article was most informative.