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Get Ready for the Money Grows on Hubs Contest!

  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/x/promos/mgoh_496.png
    Hey y'all!
    I want to give you a heads up about January's Money Grows on Hubs contest - it's a contest in the Personal Finance category and is an EXCELLENT way to beef up on your Hubbing skills.

    The prizes:
    Staff Pick (28 winners): $50 & New York Times best seller I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
    Daily Drawing (28 winners): $50
    Best Hub (4 winners): $100
    People's Choice (4 winners): $100
    Grand Prize (1 winner): $500

    And here's the cool thing- you can get started now! Just be sure to save your entries unpublished, and then publish them throughout the contest in January.

    Take the month of December to have a look at your own personal finances - do some research and plan out your financial goals for 2011 - and write Hubs as you go along!  We'll share additional tips and guides on writing Personal Finance Hubs throughout the month.

    For more information about the contest, visit the Personal Finance page.  I hope you plan on entering!

    1. sarovai profile image60
      sarovaiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good and essential topics. Hope all my fellow hubber's will not miss this opportunity. All the best one and all fellow hubber's.smile

      1. iamalegend profile image72
        iamalegendposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm preparing for it.Hope to win peoples attention.

      2. content profile image77
        contentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This should be interesting, as I haven't figured out how to make money on these hubs yet!

        1. TheMarquis profile image61
          TheMarquisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          There is no way to make money on these sites.

          1. Enelle Lamb profile image86
            Enelle Lambposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I beg to differ - I have made money on this site, and many others are doing the same and better than me.

          2. fireplaceguy profile image60
            fireplaceguyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It's best if you combine hubs with other online money making strategies. Diversification is always recommended!

      3. oceansnsunsets profile image88
        oceansnsunsetsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Simone, Very excited here about the contest! I had a couple questions about the weekly and daily topics, as I look ahead here. 

        It shows on week 1, Getting out of debt, then the seven days of that week have seven different topics.  Day 3 of week 1 is Student loans.  So for day 3 of week one, can we write in general about student loans?  Or do all five possible hubs for that day also have to tie in getting out of debt, and student loans both?  Day 7 is tax and taxes... can we write just about tax and taxes for a qualifying hubs, or does it have to tie in the weekly topic of getting out of debt and taxes to qualify as a hub for the contest?   

        Thanks for any help!  smile

        1. Simone Smith profile image91
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Hi oceansnsunsets!
          To answer those questions:

          You can submit ANYTHING within the Personal Finance category on any day for it to count.  The special topics are only for bonus points. 

          If you write a Hub about Student Loans on the Student Loans day, then you'll get three bonus points in the Daily Drawing.  You can only get three bonus points a day, so there's no point in writing five Hubs on student loans if you don't want to big_smile

          Weekly themes are just general themes to which daily topics are related.  You don't have to write about that theme in your submissions.

          Hope that explains it smile

          1. travelespresso profile image85
            travelespressoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Great.  Thanks for that detailed answer Simone.  I too had been wondering about the same thing as I have some finance related topics I want to write about and couldn't really find a category (day) into which they fit.

            1. oceansnsunsets profile image88
              oceansnsunsetsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Simone, thank you so much, that is very helpful and does explain it.  I

        2. 6hotfingers3 profile image60
          6hotfingers3posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Great Contest!  The Hub Forum topics  are excellent ideas and challenges for people desiring to write interesting  hubs. The Forum topics also help people improve their writing skills. I will participate in the January money grows on hubs contest. Thanks for the challenge.

        3. Tranquilheart profile image90
          Tranquilheartposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Hello Simone,

          I have a hub ready for the Frugal Living Advice and Tips category.  Do I have to wait till Jan 24th to publish it to be eligible for the three extra entries in the Daily Drawing?

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yep!  Though you can easily publish it at noon (PT) today and it will still count perfectly for the contest, and be entered in the daily drawing big_smile
            The extra entries are just... extra! And the REAL prizes are for the Hubs that win for quality!

            1. Tranquilheart profile image90
              Tranquilheartposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Okey dokey. Thanks!  smile

        4. vicky4227 profile image57
          vicky4227posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          i'm really confused

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Don't be - just publish any, original Personal Finance article of 300 words or more in the Personal Finance category starting noon today through noon on the 31st and you qualify!

        5. tritrain profile image77
          tritrainposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Great contest!  Count me in!

        6. yiasa profile image61
          yiasaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm gonna rock baby. (although i don't have any hubs prepared yet> hehehehe)

          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Hey, anyone can join in- even on the very last day of the contest  and still qualify for each prize offered!

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            1. Tranquilheart profile image90
              Tranquilheartposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION    wink

              Time proven ways to save money    http://hubpages.com/hub/Time-proven-ways-to-save-money

              Be wary of these easy financial pitfalls   http://hubpages.com/hub/Be-wary-of-thes … l-pitfalls

              Please check these out.  Thanks and good luck to all!

          2. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
            Zsuzsy Beeposted 5 years ago

            Simone how cool to have the heads up for the new contest this early, there is no excuse why I shouldn't have a few hubs ready for January. Thank you

            1. Simone Smith profile image91
              Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Yay! I can't wait to read them.

              1. shazwellyn profile image83
                shazwellynposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Simone, will the community be voting on best hubs?

                1. Simone Smith profile image91
                  Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Best Hubs of the day are chosen by staff, best Hubs of the week are chosen by our Judges, and the People's Choice Hub of each week is chosen by the community.

                  1. shazwellyn profile image83
                    shazwellynposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Thank you for making this clear Simone smile

          3. lender3212000 profile image85
            lender3212000posted 5 years ago

            Thanks for the heads up! I always enjoy writing about finance related topics so this may be a topic I write a few hubs on.

            1. Simone Smith profile image91
              Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Definitely! And you have plenty of time to research things learn something new that you can share as well!

          4. MPG Narratives profile image62
            MPG Narrativesposted 5 years ago

            Thanks Simone, will look at this but not really sure I know enough about finance though.

            1. Simone Smith profile image91
              Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              We're going to roll out a lot of helpful guides to make it easier to get started - our contest judges are going to share a lot of personal finance writing tips in the HubPages Blog throughout the month.
              A lot of it really involves doing your own research and sharing your notes in a Hub.  The approach I take is to address a financial issue that I feel I need to learn about, and then I just publish my findings. 
              It kills two birds with one stone! big_smile

              1. Vicki.Pierce profile image78
                Vicki.Pierceposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Ouch!  Around here we NEVER say "kills two birds with one stone"...... :-)

            2. saleheensblog profile image59
              saleheensblogposted 5 years ago

              you people always arrange a contest when I have my term final exams. huh. hmm grrrrrrrrrrr mad mad

              1. Rimzim profile image61
                Rimzimposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                LOL smile

              2. Simone Smith profile image91
                Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Your exams don't last for two months, do they? If they're now, you can just wait to start writing until January, when the contest already starts.  If your exams are in January, you can write your entries now and save them unpublished until the contest startes smile

                1. saleheensblog profile image59
                  saleheensblogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  December 19 to January 19.
                  Viva in Jan 21
                  mad mad

                  I will still make few hubs tongue though I have no chance to win with my poor English and less experience and knowledge on personal finance sad But I hope it will be a great learning experience.

                  1. Anesidora profile image83
                    Anesidoraposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    You write great. I've never noticed any excessive grammar errors from you. You write better English than many who use it as a first language!

                    1. Simone Smith profile image91
                      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      True dat. 4 reeeealz.

            3. Abbasangel profile image81
              Abbasangelposted 5 years ago

              I would love to be a part of this finance is a massive passion of mine. I hate poverty, I hate living week to week (so I don't) I have heaps of strategies and have had to enact different financial strategies in my short 5 years with adult bills!! wink

              1. Simone Smith profile image91
                Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Hurray!

            4. soni2006 profile image44
              soni2006posted 5 years ago

              Hello Simone, I am also in. January 2011 personal finance contest will be a memorable one. I have already uploaded three hubs on personal finance in unpublish state. I will publish them to hit the jackpots as I did in September with the Marks the Spot contest. The innovative ideas from Hubpages staff will help many people earn more and more on their hubs for their lifetime. Thanks for letting us know in advance. We don't have any excuse to miss the contest.

              1. Simone Smith profile image91
                Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Very smart!

                1. soni2006 profile image44
                  soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Thank you so much Simone. I have unpublished two more, now total 5 are ready. I will keep writing more and more as the competition will be really tough and definitely it is going to be tough for the judges too.

            5. nasus loops profile image80
              nasus loopsposted 5 years ago

              This is a great heads up.  Will try to find some extra time to get started now ready for next month.  Thanks.

              1. Simone Smith profile image91
                Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Yeah! The key is to write now and publish on the days when each Hub conforms with the Daily Topic.  Good luck!

            6. LoganG profile image95
              LoganGposted 5 years ago

              I'm really excited about this contest. Part of the reason I joined HubPages is because I read so many personal finance blogs and feel I have a lot I could contribute. Now I have some inspiration and deadlines!

              Quick question, though: in the rules it says something about posting between 12pm PT to 11:59am PT to count for that days categories? Which day exactly are those times valid for? Do I have until noon to get today's up? Or do I have until noon tomorrow to get today's up?

              Thanks!

              1. travelespresso profile image85
                travelespressoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                This is taken from the contest rules:

                Contest begins at 12:01 P.M. (PT) on January 3rd, 2011, and ends at 12:00 noon (PT) on January 31st, 2011

                As I'm half way round the world from Pacific standard time, I also get confused about when the "day" begins and finishes.  I use the following link to help convert it for me.

                http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

                Hope that this answers your question and helps.

              2. Anesidora profile image83
                Anesidoraposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Noon tomorrow, pacific time. January 3rd's topic must be in by Jan. 4th, noon, pacific time.

              3. Simone Smith profile image91
                Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                What they said.  And during the contest, there will also be a convenient countdown clock so that you'll be able to check and see what the day's topic is and how long you have until the deadline passes smile

                1. LoganG profile image95
                  LoganGposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Ah! Fantastic!

                  Thank you!

                2. Abbasangel profile image81
                  Abbasangelposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Brilliant!! A clock would be most handy!! smile

                3. WoodsmensPost profile image65
                  WoodsmensPostposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Neat where will the countdown clock be posted? I am unable to find it hasn't the countdown began? Thanks times a ticking I must get back to writing

                  Email me if someone replies to this post

                4. ysdata profile image57
                  ysdataposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Where is the link to the countdown clock?

                  1. barryrutherford profile image35
                    barryrutherfordposted 5 years ago in reply to this
                    1. ysdata profile image57
                      ysdataposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      Hubpages said
                      "And during the contest, there will also be a convenient countdown clock so that you'll be able to check and see what the day's topic is and how long you have until the deadline passes"
                      Meaning they will provide an official countdown clock.

            7. anujagarwal profile image65
              anujagarwalposted 5 years ago

              Wow! It will be a great month, perhaps year to start with and grow money. smile

            8. Rimzim profile image61
              Rimzimposted 5 years ago

              One complete month for preparation is making this contest more tuff.
              This contest is tuff not only for hubbers but admin panel also.

              Good luck all hubbers & admin panel smile

            9. matherese profile image59
              mathereseposted 5 years ago

              Thanks for the info i am also going to take part

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              2. soni2006 profile image44
                soni2006posted 5 years ago

                Created total 7 hubs on personal finance in unpublished state.

                1. adrienne2 profile image83
                  adrienne2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Wow @soni 7 (unpub) hubs already way to go!

                  1. soni2006 profile image44
                    soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Thanks a lot adrienne, I have total 11 now. Will write more and provide updates. I need to earn maximum in this contest for my daughter's nursery schools admission this year which is the biggest challenge for me and lakhs of parents in Delhi this year 2011.

                    1. anujagarwal profile image65
                      anujagarwalposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      Wow already 11, you certainly  will give tough competition.

              3. Xishan Ansari profile image61
                Xishan Ansariposted 5 years ago

                wowwwww its a great opportunity can't wait smile

                1. Mistress of Spice profile image60
                  Mistress of Spiceposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  yea will be gr8t, lets the talents begin, lol, looking out for al lthose accountant.............brain child come lets write...

                  I too will hve to beef up som stew to serve in january 2011

                  best of luck all you Hubbers...... :-)

              4. AEvans profile image70
                AEvansposted 5 years ago

                Thanks for the thumbs up. I am working on getting back into the swing of things and this should be an exciting one.

                1. motherbeastly profile image61
                  motherbeastlyposted 5 years ago

                  Ok, I am going to give this a go, I have lots of bits of hubs unpublished on all kinds of things so I'll just try and get some done for January.

                  1. blairstover profile image59
                    blairstoverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    This sounds great, can anyone participate?

                    1. Simone Smith profile image91
                      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      Yes!

                2. okmom23 profile image75
                  okmom23posted 5 years ago

                  I love this idea, and appreciate the lead time before the actual contest begins. Please count me in!

                3. danatheteacher profile image82
                  danatheteacherposted 5 years ago

                  I think that these challenges are such an awesome way to promote community and further writing skills. This is something hubpages does very very well!

                4. emievil profile image84
                  emievilposted 5 years ago

                  This is exciting! Haven't participated in the other contests but I will definitely give this a go. Thanks to the HP Team for this great idea / topic!

                  1. Simone Smith profile image91
                    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    This contest will be a great starting point- the rules are SUPER easy this time, and it's a great subject to write on!  I hope you enjoy it big_smile

                5. Purple Perl profile image81
                  Purple Perlposted 5 years ago

                  Looking forward to the contest! Thanks for the heads up,Simone!

                  1. Simone Smith profile image91
                    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Yay! I'm looking forward to seeing your entries!

                6. mr williams profile image82
                  mr williamsposted 5 years ago

                  It's great to know about this contest a month in advance because hubbers get enough time to create multiple hubs, save them, and work on them before the contest begins. I guess there's no excuse for hubbers to not earn some money in 2011. I can publish hubs anytime. I even write hubs from my cell phone in class when my professor starts repeating himself lol.

                  1. Simone Smith profile image91
                    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Hahaa, wow! That's awesome!

                7. leslie_espinola profile image59
                  leslie_espinolaposted 5 years ago

                  The hub winner will be any hub that gets me rich!

                  1. Simone Smith profile image91
                    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Quite true ^_^

                8. mikicagle profile image96
                  mikicagleposted 5 years ago

                  I have been on Hubpages for about a year now but have never entered a contest. I'm easily intimidated and believe me with all the talented writers on this site it isn't hard for me to get cold feet. Well, I decided that it's time for me to take the plunge, hold my nose, and get those cold tootsies wet. I think I have a good idea for my first personal finance hub and will start working on it tonight!! I also think I'm going to write another one based on the subject of my Hubnugget from last year, who knows maybe lightning will strike twice. smile

                  1. Simone Smith profile image91
                    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    YEAH! That's the spirit!
                    I'm so excited that you're already going to get started on Hubs and save them unpublished too- that'll give you a huge leg up, since you'll be all set with entries when the contest starts, and can publish them on days when they get bonus entries.  Good luck in the contest, mikicagle smile

                9. akirchner profile image96
                  akirchnerposted 5 years ago

                  Great topic and looking forward to having something creative (and economically minded) to do in January!

                10. soni2006 profile image44
                  soni2006posted 5 years ago

                  Hi friends, I am all set with 14 UNPUBLISHED hubs in the PERSONAL FINANCE already. Believe me friends, the Money grows on hubs competition is going to be really really tough in 2011 as there will be many many hubbers involved with this.

                  Thanks to Simone and HP staff for letting us know about this contest beforehand. I appreciate..

                  1. travelespresso profile image85
                    travelespressoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    WOW Soni - you are all fired up and ready to go.  Good for you. 
                    At this stage, I have many ideas but nothing concrete.  I'll definitely publish some though!

                    1. soni2006 profile image44
                      soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      Thank you so much travelespresso. Best of luck to you.

                  2. Simone Smith profile image91
                    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Hoooooly crap soni2006!  You're really going for this!!

                    1. soni2006 profile image44
                      soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      Thank you so much Simone. I have created one more. Total 15 unpublished now. I want to write more and more as I know the competition will be really really tight for the January contest.

                11. paul pruel profile image71
                  paul pruelposted 5 years ago

                  Is this contest is also open to newbies - like me?

                  1. Simone Smith profile image91
                    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Absolutely, paul pruel!!  I hope you enter!  It's a great way to sharpen your Hubbing skills big_smile

                12. brandonhart100 profile image83
                  brandonhart100posted 5 years ago

                  I've got a pretty good idea for this one, I just wish that I could go ahead and post it!

                  1. Simone Smith profile image91
                    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    It'll be worth it to wait!  If yours gets judged to be the best hub of the day, you'll win $50 and a book - and you'll also stand to win $100 and even $500!!

                  2. KCC Big Country profile image84
                    KCC Big Countryposted 5 years ago

                    Ooooooo, thanks for the heads up!  Time to get my thinking cap on and see if I can come up with something good.  smile

                    1. Simone Smith profile image91
                      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      I know you will!!

                  3. jokeapptv profile image62
                    jokeapptvposted 5 years ago

                    sounds great ill get started.

                    1. Simone Smith profile image91
                      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      So glad!  Looking forward to your entries.

                  4. American_Choices profile image86
                    American_Choicesposted 5 years ago

                    This is awesome!  Kudos to HubPages staff for not falling into the stale "diet" routine.

                    This is truly a public service.

                    And you posted just as I was about to post some articles around this very subject.

                    Thank you!  Looking forward to this and we will all learn and grow from each other.

                    Cheers to a profitable 2011!

                    1. Simone Smith profile image91
                      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      Yeah, diets are too cliche in January, hahaa.  Besides- we need to keep our extra "padding" as long as the weather is cold!
                      I'm so glad you'll be participating in the contest.  Good luck!!

                  5. twobmad profile image60
                    twobmadposted 5 years ago

                    Huh. I am just new to this site.. and I have a question. will there be any consolation price? I just want to know I am interested in entering the contest.

                    1. Simone Smith profile image91
                      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      The consolation prize is that all those entering stand to continue to profit from the AdSense revenue on entries they published long after the contest has passed big_smile
                      That can dwarf most of the prizes in the long run!

                      1. twobmad profile image60
                        twobmadposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                        Thats cool.. Simonesmith. thanks for answering my questions.. I will study some of the contest rules and I will prepare soon

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                    fashionjewelry10posted 5 years ago

                    I just started here Can I enter too? Or do you have to be on hubs for a certain time period?

                    1. oceansnsunsets profile image88
                      oceansnsunsetsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      Fashion, you can be a part of the contest, no time minimum from what I understand.  Have fun making your hubs, and welcome to hubpages!

                      1. Simone Smith profile image91
                        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                        oceansnsunsets is right.  And welcome to HubPages indeed!

                  7. Donna Janelle profile image82
                    Donna Janelleposted 5 years ago

                    Do I need to sign up anywhere? Or just make sure I publish in the Personal Finance catergory after January 3rd?

                    1. anujagarwal profile image65
                      anujagarwalposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      You simply need to publish in Personal Finance category, but make sure to check the timings at least for the bonus topic.

                    2. soni2006 profile image44
                      soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      Hi Donna, you don't need to sign up anywhere. You have already signed up for hubpages. Yes you need to publish your hubs in the Personal Finance category. Visit the Personal Finance page as linked in the top most post by SimoneSmith and read all the information.

                      By the way, I was able to create 17 unpublished hubs for contest till today. Post yours and reap the benefits.

                      1. Donna Janelle profile image82
                        Donna Janelleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                        Thanks for the input! I think this will be great motivation for me to start writing more hubs. Soni, I think it is awesone that you already have 17 ready to go!

                        1. soni2006 profile image44
                          soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                          Thanks a lot Donna. I was able to earn 200 dollars in September travel contest at hubpages. This is the #1 reason why I am preparing for this contest.

                  8. Michael Jay profile image61
                    Michael Jayposted 5 years ago

                    Wow!Another great contest at Hubpages. smile I am so excited about it.

                    1. soni2006 profile image44
                      soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      I am too Michael. Best of luck to you.

                  9. Roffi Grandiosa profile image60
                    Roffi Grandiosaposted 5 years ago

                    its a great opportunity for anyone to show their writing skills and opinion. Nice!

                    1. soni2006 profile image44
                      soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      Yes it is Roffi.

                  10. Ken Crow profile image60
                    Ken Crowposted 5 years ago

                    Outstanding topic and yes I will enter. I really do need to learn how to make money on this thing. That would be a refreshing change.

                    1. Simone Smith profile image91
                      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      Hurray - this is the perfect opportunity then!

                    2. soni2006 profile image44
                      soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                      Best of luck Ken.

                  11. truebluewriter profile image76
                    truebluewriterposted 5 years ago

                    this is a fun contest, you get a chance to learn finance and make money doing it hehe it might just get me to stop being lazy smile

                    1. 0
                      shameemlovesposted 5 years ago

                      interest to see some tips to earn money

                    2. travelespresso profile image85
                      travelespressoposted 5 years ago

                      I've written a few already - about 5 or 6 I think and have ideas for several more.  Not up to your standard yet Soni!  lol

                      It's exciting to be on such a run of similar hubs and I'm looking forward to this contest.  Thanks team.

                      1. Simone Smith profile image91
                        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                        Awesome!!!

                        1. soni2006 profile image44
                          soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                          Hello Simone. How r u? I completed my 22nd hub for the contest yesterday and will concentrate on writing more today.

                          1. Simone Smith profile image91
                            Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                            Oh. My. God.

                            1. soni2006 profile image44
                              soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                              Completed 25 now. I can't wait to write more. I need to be very very serious this time.

                            2. soni2006 profile image44
                              soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

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                              1. englightenedsoul profile image60
                                englightenedsoulposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                                That's incredible stuff Soni.  I have selected 32 topics as of now but have only started writing 2 and have finished none ;(.  Anyways I will speed up my writing in the next few days once the christmas rush is over. 

                                I plan on writing atleast a 100 hubs for the contest, lets see how I fare. 

                                My best wishes to you Soni and I am so sure you would do well!!

                                1. soni2006 profile image44
                                  soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                                  My best wishes to you too dear. I have not published a single hub in the December month and I have not moderated 496 comments on my hubs till now. I have not slept several nighs. You need to sacrifice something to achieve your goals. I need to stick to the contest for now.

                                  Also, the reason I have started so early for the contest is due to my daughter's admission in a nursery school in January 2011. I will not be able to contribute too much in January month that's why I am preparing in advance for my busy month of January. Nursery admissions here in New Delhi are very very tough. There are over 2 lakh candidates for 15000 seats in best 50 schools of Delhi, so it is again a contest for me to get my daughter's admission in the best school in central Delhi where I live.

                      2. soni2006 profile image44
                        soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                        That's really great travelespresso. I know you will publish more and more for the contest. Best of luck dear.

                    3. guy1973 profile image60
                      guy1973posted 5 years ago

                      i great initiative and will considering if i will take part

                    4. Davorunner profile image77
                      Davorunnerposted 5 years ago

                      This will be an awesome competition. So many people struggle with their finances - it will be a great way for them to stop and take a good hard look at the things they spend their money on, while providing good advice to others.

                      Can't wait to be a part of it

                      1. Simone Smith profile image91
                        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                        So glad you're joining in!

                    5. Nicky Page profile image80
                      Nicky Pageposted 5 years ago

                      Hi Simone, I am definitely ready for the Money Grows on Hubs contest. This will be a great opportunity to explore different personal finance topics and hopefully gain more traffic. Thanks!

                      1. Simone Smith profile image91
                        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                        I'm so glad you're going to be a part of the contest!

                    6. Shadesbreath profile image90
                      Shadesbreathposted 5 years ago

                      Hey, for those of you who are writing ahead of this contest... I'd like to do the same.

                      Here's the difference, I know nothing about finance. I am a satirist and general goofball, so, as usual, I intend to make fun of responsible financial behaviors.

                      Unfortunately, I don't know enough about finance to really make fun of it. SO, if you would like a link to your hub (when it comes out) in MY hub, you can get that, and some fun-based notoriety by sending me some of what you are going to put up so I can ruin it.  Here's an example of what I mean:

                      You will end up writing something like this in your hub because you know what you are talking about: "It's important to save money because you never never know what is going to happen in the future."

                      I will write: "Another popular misnomer about saving money is to SAVE. Some financial experts like YOUR NAME will tell you to 'save for the future because you never know what's going to happen' (LINK).'  Well, I think that's silly. If you buy a crystal ball, you CAN know what is going to happen in the future. Or you can get Tarot cards and read your future that way. Ten bucks and you are back in control. How's that for an investment? Now you can use the rest of your money for fun stuff like buying booze and hookers.  Don't listen to YOUR NAME, he's no fun."

                      See what I mean?

                      Anyway, email me if you are interested in giving me some stuff to spoof.

                      1. Abbasangel profile image81
                        Abbasangelposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                        I like this idea. I want to be a part of it!! Sounds awesome!! smile I have a few things that I am working on. smile Will email you.

                    7. soni2006 profile image44
                      soni2006posted 5 years ago

                      Completed one more - total 26 hubs for January 2011 contest.

                      1. travelespresso profile image85
                        travelespressoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                        You're rocking Soni.

                        1. soni2006 profile image44
                          soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                          Thanks dear.

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                      ukmasterposted 5 years ago

                      I am fired up, and planning to give it a go.. Wish me Luck!

                    9. Entourage_007 profile image80
                      Entourage_007posted 5 years ago

                      I cant wait for my first Hub Contest.  I definitely need to free up some spare time though before I can do that.  Good luck to all in the contest, I will be spectating for another month.

                      1. Simone Smith profile image91
                        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                        Well, if you find a spare moment during the month of January, I hope you might be able to join in on the fun!

                    10. soni2006 profile image44
                      soni2006posted 5 years ago

                      Now I have 28 unpublished hubs for Money Grows on Hubs contest.

                      1. englightenedsoul profile image60
                        englightenedsoulposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                        Thats phenomenal Soni.  And I am sure your daughter will get admission in the best of schools though I agree the competition for admission in delhi is cut throat and the fees are exorbitantly high.

                        But you will do it and I really admire your discipline and dedication.  Keep it up.

                        1. soni2006 profile image44
                          soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                          Thank you so much Natasha. I have checked a few of your hubs on Christmas and I am going to share them with my several online friends in minutes from now.

                    11. Dougulous profile image59
                      Dougulousposted 5 years ago

                      babybaybaybayabaybaaaby

                    12. soni2006 profile image44
                      soni2006posted 5 years ago

                      29 unpublished hubs to rock the contest.

                    13. soni2006 profile image44
                      soni2006posted 5 years ago

                      Total 30 unpublished hubs now.

                      1. sparksofgenious profile image60
                        sparksofgeniousposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                        great work soni2006

                        1. soni2006 profile image44
                          soni2006posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                          Thank you so much dear.

                       
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