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How long does it take you on average to write a hub?

  1. JulietduPreez profile image88
    JulietduPreezposted 7 years ago


    I was wondering how long it takes you to write a hub. Perhaps an average time overall or for various types of hubs.

    I read somewhere of a guy who wrote 10 hubs a day for 10 days! In my dreams. I take well over two hours per hub. Probably more if I added it all up.


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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Usually an hour and a half !

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        \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Bad Company will take a lot longer than an hour with your next project wont it??????

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          badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah I have already spent that on it, thats why I will wait until Thursday. I am my own worse critic, if I don't like it I won't post it. It was like my Keyfinder Hub, I hate that hub and was all for deleting it but it got a good few clicks but I still hate it.

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            \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this
    2. Lady_E profile image81
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      In the beginning - months ago - It used to take me 4 hours to write a Hub. My goodness! but now, approximately 2 hours. Less than an hour if its a Poem. smile

    3. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      4-5 months apparently

    4. Owais Siddiqui profile image78
      Owais Siddiquiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have been writing commercially and can write a lot... But when it comes to writing a hub it has to be something from my heart and has to mean something I dont write a hub until I feel for it.

      So max that I can do is one hub straight from the heart

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      cathinfranceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Takes about fifteen minutes. Usually because I know what I want to say when I start. Once I start it flows fairly quickly. having said that, I don't post that often so maybe you write more often but more slowly each time?

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    Same as you 2-3 hours.

    I would question the quality of anybody who squeezes out 10 a day. The most I have ever managed in a day was 4 published, and 2 half done. That took me ALL day!

    1. kephrira profile image60
      kephriraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I've never managed more than 3 or 4 in a day either. Mostly mine take an hour or two each.

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      your hard work is always appreciated honestly it really is

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    last night i wrote a poem, it was an effort to try to pull myself away from the computer, took 2 minutes, but then longer to advertise the books..... I promised myself i would switch the computer of once the hub was done...

    I am soooooo lazy and have lots of good ideas in my head but just stick to messing around in forums and writing little ditty's that is why i will never be rich or famous, but i am happy..............

  4. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    about 2 hours and longer ones with more research take a few days

    1. Lisa burkez profile image60
      Lisa burkezposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A quality hub in 2-3 hours and if the topic does not interest me then it takes about two days also.

    2. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's about par for me, too!  Hi Cindy Vine!

  5. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    a few hours minimum~~ depends on research involved~~ and how often I'm distracted hmm

  6. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Like others it depends what I'm writing. I'm fighting with one right now that will probably take me hours and hours collectively.

    If I write about a subject I know well, maybe an hour or two. If I write something straight from my mind i.e. froggy nonsense, frighteningly quick.

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    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    Although if I am drunk I can write it in the toilet and publish it in 45 mins, just like my Peggy Sue Hub smile

    1. frogdropping profile image85
      frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lololol smile of the day moment - cheers BC big_smile

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        badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this


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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    did that last one wrong

      Please post it just for me please please please

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am posting it on Thursday night, twil be worth the wait I hope, jeeez I havent written anything in ages !

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        \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        what time thursday i kwant to be the first to read it

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          badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          9pm uk time on the dot !

  9. Helen Cater profile image60
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    I have only managed to do two in one day and found it exhausting. I did one today and with research and keyword search took a good three hours if not longer but it is still not fully finished.

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ah yes but you had lots of success, i read about it while you were on holiday.   I have had no success actually, that is because you put in the hard work, well done

  10. emievil profile image84
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    1 to 2 hours - 1 hour for the writing (and research) and another hour to put in everything including the pictures, links, tags, videos, etc. But if it's a ranting hub, 30 minutes to 1 hour tops! smile

  11. DennisBarker profile image60
    DennisBarkerposted 7 years ago

    Depends on the amount of personal interest I have in the topic. I tend to start witno personal interesth something personal, a memory or tenuous connection, and then let whatever flows flow from there.

    If I'm fully engaged in the topic I can write 500 words in an hour and then another hour to add video and news feeds.

    If I have no personal interest then it can take me days to even get started, then a couple of hours for research and another hour to pull it all together.

    I often go back to the hub a week or so later and edit / re write it, or add another paragraph or two when I can see it in a more detached way.That takes me another hour or so.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    you are not going to believe this ha ha ha ha i am at my religious meeting,,,,,,, not back til 10 but i will tune in when i get back,,,,,,, can't miss it even for you sorry

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Just for you I will post it at 1030pm uk time smile

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        \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        thanks so uch it does mean a lot to me..... I know it will be brilliant, have you sourced some good pics yet...

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          badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah the framework is all done, just need to put the bones on it but I am kinda liking it !

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            \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            goody gum drops

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    shinujohn2008posted 7 years ago

    It depends on what you write. Good hubs take about 3 hours

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So you wrote 2,900 in 2 years, thats some work !

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        shinujohn2008posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I was giving him advice about writing good hubs , i never said my hubs are of quality

  14. RedSonja94 profile image60
    RedSonja94posted 7 years ago

    I've only published two hubs but the first one only took a few minutes as I was typing from memory.  The second one took me like three hours.  I had a little more into the second one though and I'm learning a lot as I go.

  15. mkott profile image80
    mkottposted 7 years ago

    Depends on what I am writing about.  I try and publish a hub every other day the off day is for research and usually start writing the next day I finish up and publish.

  16. Susana S profile image92
    Susana Sposted 7 years ago

    I'm very slooooooow, lol. About 4-6 hours, but I am a perfectionist.

    1. rmcrayne profile image94
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm in your camp.  Most of my stuff is education I've been providing to clients verbally for 6 years or more.  A lot of it I already had in some form as a 1-2 page patient handout.  A few were 4-6 page handouts.  It's all stuff I'm passionate about and I want it to be right.  A lot of it is fairly complex stuff that I try to make simple and logical.  So I'd say 3-6 hours.

  17. torimari profile image79
    torimariposted 7 years ago

    Uh, like an eternity. I've always was obsessive over revision, and I didn't even want to publish the mere 2 hubs I have because of it!

    I mean, some folks are here for 6 days and have 20 hubs, but me still 2...xD I just prefer quality over quantity and need to be inspired (But, for all I know those people just are more prolific then me and still write great hubs...).

    Oh, well.

  18. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Tori, don't sweat over it, I am here for two years, and have just 17 hubs. wink

    1. awsydney profile image59
      awsydneyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      True but look at how many fans you have!

      I was told the Dragon naturally speak software is a great tool which help with content and research and this significantly cuts down the time taken. Maybe this explains those 10 hub per day hubbers. I'm suprised no one has raised this?

      1. tksensei profile image60
        tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That stuff works surprisingly well, but it messes with the internal voice.

        1. awsydney profile image59
          awsydneyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm really wondering whether I should get that software although I'm no serious writer. Just wanna cut down on time. Pushing affiliate products definitely earn a lot more than writing for adsense pennies.

  19. Ms Chievous profile image82
    Ms Chievousposted 7 years ago

    Takes me from 45 minutes to two hours to complete a hub.  Depends upon how intersted I get in the subject and how many
    "Hey Mom come here!"  I hear!

  20. Gennifer profile image74
    Genniferposted 7 years ago

    As I see the majority of hubbers need 2-3 hours to write a hub, but for me it takes a bit longer as English is not my native language: I think in Russian, than translate my thoughts into English and if I don't know a word I have to look it up in the dictionary, so in general it takes me 4-5 hours... smile

  21. Appletreedeals profile image84
    Appletreedealsposted 7 years ago

    Geez! I get too wordy and then have to spend extra time editing. I usually take 2-4 hours on short hubs.

  22. Jerilee Wei profile image92
    Jerilee Weiposted 7 years ago

    On average about 3-4 hours from start to finish, including research.  Rarely, a day if it is something I'm either unsure about, or too emotionally involved to release.

  23. Flightkeeper profile image80
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    At least two hours.

    The articles that I write which features products are easier to write because it's basically putting together facts and Amazon capsules.

    Next articles to write longer is when I write about an idea I have and then just looking for some research.

    My travel articles take longer because I have to think about what to write, the way to write it, select pictures, find research, etc.

  24. Tracy711 profile image74
    Tracy711posted 7 years ago

    Hi, I'm a newbie too and I don't think it matters how long it takes. It all depends on what you are writing about and how much you would like to share. The most important thing I think is that you write about something you truly love or enjoy. These make the best reading and are popular. So if it takes 1 hour or 1 day it does not matter as long as you do a good job. You want to make it interesting so you can attract fans. I don't have that many fans yet but I have a few and they are very nice. So just keep writing and be happy. And if you get a chance check out my hubs.

  25. Kadmiels profile image74
    Kadmielsposted 7 years ago

    In general i do 3 to 4 hubs a day and it takes me all day to do them.. of course it also depends on topic and research but i try to average that

  26. andromida profile image75
    andromidaposted 7 years ago

    4-5 hours to even 4-5 days.

  27. Flightkeeper profile image80
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    I really admire the hubbers whose first language is not English trying to write a hub in English. I wouldn't know how to write in another language.

    1. Helen Cater profile image60
      Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you there I have enough trouble and I am English. Good on all you people who have English as a second language.

  28. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    It depends on what I'm writing about.

    Usually I have about 10 hubs drafted and working on at any one time. I don't often pursue a hub from start to finish in one sitting. I have, but not often. And when I do it usually results in something under 500 words. Otherwise I've got on simmer 700+ word hubs that are getting ingredients thrown in here and there.

    I have no strict way of doing things. It's random, unpredictable and hectic.

  29. Gemsong profile image86
    Gemsongposted 7 years ago

    Well I'm still new to writing hubs but it depends on the topic. If I'm doing a review I can spit one out in about an hour after I watch the movie. If I have to take research then 2-3 days. And if it's creative writing.... forever.

    1. Aqua profile image79
      Aquaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      When I get writer's block I consider doing a movie review or book review but I'm concerned they won't bring any traffic. Do you find that's the case at all?

      1. Gemsong profile image86
        Gemsongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well, at this point I'm not in a traffic. I haven't gotten a lot in the last few weeks. 200+ total page views since I started. As I'm still in the finding my niche mode the reviews do well enough for me. smile The score ranges from 60 to 75 but I don't know if that's good or not.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I'm still new to it all too but it takes me a few hours to write one out and then post it but...if I can't write it takes a few days, weeks, and months lol

  31. Lisa HW profile image80
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I think mine average around 2 hours (maybe an hour and a half or three-quarters of writing, and then whatever's left putting whatever stuff there's going to be).  I always plan to go back and add stuff, but I never do.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You will on oe these days right? smile lol

    2. Aqua profile image79
      Aquaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lisa, there's always tomorrow and the next day, right? smile

  32. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago

    It usually take me 3 hours to write a quality hub. I do not do key word research but only concentrate to write it. Adsense is my secondary goal and not at all primary because it is less than 1% of my business income.
    Jyoti Kothari

  33. dutchman1951 profile image61
    dutchman1951posted 7 years ago

    Am new to this but about 2 hours, so -far
    I also drift in to side stuff, and the sesson goes long.


  34. Gemsong profile image86
    Gemsongposted 7 years ago

    I just wrote a hub. I wrote through an episode of Two and a Half Men and an episode of NCIS. So that's an hour and a half including commercials, IMs, annoying cats and snoring husband.

    This does not say good things about me.

  35. mymagicview profile image52
    mymagicviewposted 7 years ago

    1.30 hours

  36. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago

    Some times it takes an hour and some times a week or even a month. All depend upon subject matter and mood.
    Jyoti Kothari

  37. embitca profile image87
    embitcaposted 7 years ago

    Often I can write the main content for the hub in a half hour to an hour, depending on how long the hub is going to be. But putting the hub together after that will still wind up taking me at least another hour because I'm usually looking for just the right Amazon listings to add, or the right youtube video, or looking for photos, etc. Then I futz around forever with the lay-out. Then I check keywords and such for tags, etc.

    But like Darkside, I usually have several hubs I'm working on at once. So often I will grab the url and post my text. Then leave it unpublished until I can come back to it and add the rest of the ingredients.

  38. NGRIA Bassett profile image59
    NGRIA Bassettposted 7 years ago

    It takes me on average 3 hrs to research and write a hub.

  39. Sa Toya profile image87
    Sa Toyaposted 7 years ago

    To be honest I'm new to hubs and it takes me ages sometimes, like up to 4 hours sometimes.
    I've done two in a day and needed to take a nap lol!
    well not really but it was tiring...VERY!
    I've spent all day on my last hub, I'm hoping it will take less time the more I'm hubbing.

  40. Bredavies profile image70
    Bredaviesposted 7 years ago

    It used to take me 15 minutes. But now I look over things twice and it takes me 30 maybe an hour.

  41. Mama Sez profile image80
    Mama Sezposted 7 years ago

    If data and all necessary information are already available, it will take me about an hour to complete a hub or write an article.  For those requiring research, about 3 days...spending like 2 hours per day.

  42. David Trujillo profile image90
    David Trujilloposted 16 months ago

    1 hour to write, 1 hour to enhance with photos, 30 minutes to publish. so 2 hours and 30 minutes

  43. Kristen Howe profile image81
    Kristen Howeposted 16 months ago

    I tend to write my hubs ahead of time than when I first started and cut time in half. Like David, it's about a hour, give or take, when I copy/paste it onto hub, and add photos, ad capsules, and publish within 30 minutes.