I am 60 and new to writing, blogging and to hub pages. After retiring I started writing freelance and started these. I read many of the threads here. Still I want my only hub (I have three more, not published yet) to be viewed by experienced and not so experienced writers and please tell what you can say. I would be thankful for all those who write anything that is good or bad about it. I collected lot of advice from many interesting helpful threads and shall definitely put them to use. Thanks to all who don't mind spending their time to help others.
I am restraining my urge to quit But....
Why would you want to quit after only writing one hub? Publish the ones you have waiting and get on with writing some more.
I know nothing about cars, but your first hub seems fine to me and well laid out, and has a couple of good accolades.
The key to HubPages is patience and tenacity. The most successful hubbers here have carried on writing and learning and have dozens of hubs under their belts.
Learn all you can about keywords, seo etc and keep on writing. Good luck and welcome.
Can't see why you should want to quit! A well presented and informative hub. Will you be more encouraged when your scores go up? They will very quickly, it took about two weeks for me to hit the high eighties and I think your hub is better than any thing I've published.
One word of advice though, is it cherry, as in the hub, or chery as in the tags? And if cherry is correct shouldn't it be cherry cars to fend off the gardeners and pie makers?
Oh, welcome as well.
Hey stick around, it gets better. Like all things it has it's ups and downs. I'd give it six months if I were you. Write a few more hubs so we can see your nice writing style. I, for one, hope you stick around.
Thanks a lot. It may take some time for me to read what you have commented. Will come back to you.
I'll take your advice.
You are welcome. I too liked you hub, by the way. It is a bit short, aim for 500 words or more. Also, you may want to add some more descriptive tags, like the exact car model. This can influence search engine visibility. You can use Google Adwords keyword suggestion tool to research suitable keywords/tags.
Hubpages takes a little while to get the hang of, but I think you'll like it once you've given it some time. Your hub seems better than most of the ones floating out there, so there's no reason to quit now.
I agree with BobbiRant - publish and give it 6 months.
"The origin of every excuse is the failure to do something."
As website examiner said, I like the hub, but find it a little short. Perhaps more detail on manufacturing or models. Modern plants or old? Can China produce enough to be a competitor in the world? Quality is an issue; expand on it.
As far as quitting, it is possible that you don't yet understand how HP and free lance writing works. I was in your almost exact shoes (60, out of work, no writing experience) in June, but am beginning to see results of my work on HP. I have chronicled these efforts and results in a recent hub as encouragement and explanation for other newbies rather than an effort to earn income. If you have uncertainties as to what to expect you might take a look.
Wilderness is a hard worker. His hub is a wortwhile read for anyone ready to make a commitment:
http://hubpages.com/hub/making-money-on … h-hubpages
Wilderness, Thanks for suggestions. I'll do those ASAP. Now proceeding to your hub.
First of all, you're taking this too seriously. Relax, enjoy the various threads and study what more successful "hubbers" have done. Some have been on this board for three years or more. Just make sure that what you do is quality. If you expect HP to be a bottomless pit of eternal cash then your expectations are too high.
Welcome to HP!
I know how to put a key in an ignition and start a car. That is as far as my mechanical ability goes. But even I thought you wrote a great Hub.
I hope that you will stick around and keep Hubbing.
If you write it, they will come!
All the best, Toby
Sun Pen, go to google and type in
"acceptance of chinese cars"
I'm not sure how many people will actually search that term, but that is a keyword phrase that you put in, and wouldn't you know it is first place! See who has an arrow pointing to their hub? Also your ads are very good. You will make money off of this hub. I have 60 hubs and I average a dollar a day combined to this point.
Please publish the other 3 hubs you are doing yourself and everyone else a huge disservice!
Look very carefully at some of your subtitles, as they might help you make more keywords. Remember, people are going to google.com and typing phrases in, you just have to find out those phrases!
Further more you are #2 on
"silver ck2 sedan"
That shows you how good Hubpages really is. You just need to find the best keywords.
There are always more keywords out there, even the best don't have all the best keywords!
BTW makes this fun, not a job! Only do it when you feel like writing and having fun, you don't need to be a millionaire off of this. Always write about what you love, to me it looks like you might have a chinese car niche that might need some addressing.
I think this post, has helped you allot. Just know your most likely not going to make money overnight. There are some real experienced writers here! Ones who have written books and make money at writing. I've noticed there are even publisher's listed in these hubs...if you stick around like the other's encouraged, you might learn a thing or two:) Blessings!
yes, I see that I have to learn a lot in this and writing too. both new subjects for me. Thanks lot hitting the correct point.
I had the same feeling when I started writing here at HP. I have never written anything before so my learning curve was huge.
I do feel as though being a part of the HP community has definitely improved my writing skills. I am also gaining views and AdSense $$$ on a daily basis.
Six months is a good goal, I have more daily views right now then I ever thought would be possible.
Patience, perseverance and a desire to learn will reap rewards in the long run.
BTW: Welcome to HP, we are all happy to have you as a fellow hubber.
First, you need to understand the difference between HubPages and other types of freelance work. Doing freelance, typically, you write an article and sell it. There's instant gratification there. With HubPages, it's all about patience. You earn money from either advertising or selling products. Your article doesn't actually earn anything - unless someone offers to buy it later on.
Second, You need to understand that it takes time. As more people begin to find your article, you begin to earn more. If your article is both readable and interesting, you'll soon start to attract a lot of attention. Write as if you were writing for a magazine - keep it around 1,000 words, start off with a good hook, and keep the reader interested. These things are what will get you noticed, and keep readers coming back again and again.
And finally, if you're serious about earning money through HubPages, do all the research you can about SEO (Search engine optimization). While it's nice to have a beautifully written article, if nobody can find it, then it's almost worthless. To be really successful writing online, that is something that you really must understand. Just the basics will get you by - it would take a lifetime to learn everything, and it's always changing.
Either way, you're off to a good start! I wouldn't give up just yet, give it a few more hubs and a couple months first.
Hi Sun Pen 50,
Lovely bright creative name:)
I'm sure you don't want to give up just yet......
You've only just got started !
It's a bit like looking for a car here at HubPages.
When you've got these feelings,it will become fun,to be part of this hub commuity forum
P.S.I agree with Urbane Chaos too:Patience,Perfecting & Performance and you shall reap the rewards:)
Sun Pen please dont be discouraged. We all are always in the process of learning and we don't learn unless we do something and make mistakes. Go ahead and publish few hubs, after sometime you will learn how to write as a freelancer. Wish you all the luck and I hope you will change your mind about quiting
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