The Money Grows on Hubs contest is now in FULL SWING! This contest is EASY - all you have to do is publish an original Hub in the Personal Finance category that is a minimum of 300 words, and you immediately qualify for the following 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
If you want to get three ADDITIONAL entries in the Daily Drawing for a day, publish on the day's topic. Daily topics are displayed on the Topic Calendar on the Personal Finance page; deadlines are 12:00pm (PT) daily. If you want to know when that is relative to your time zone, have a look at the current PT here.
I really want to stress something - a lot of you are writing AMAZING Hubs, but you're not winning Staff Pick prizes because your titles are not optimized for search engines, and that is a HUGE part of our judging criteria.
I've been on this for two weeks and can tell you don't expect to make money from Adsense. Now when it comes to people, there are many that are kind and humorous.It depends on the type of success you want.
But I want to welcome you and hope enjoy and profit from the ride.
Hi there Profsear ,will you be succesful on Hubpages ,yes you will ,it will be hard work ,your hubs will have to be interesting ,like any other writer on here , there,s lots of great people on here to help you if you need it ,including me ,Iwish u luck and continued success in the future ,The Phoenix 482010
Wow- sorry for my delayed response! They're really quite similar topics, as you've seen from the entries on those days. If you're ever unsure of differences, the best thing to do is check out the categories themselves and see what the other Hubs look like
I am not very good at digital stuff and I don't know exactly what the video format is, such as mp4, wmv, avi, and so on. I only know my iPod accepts mp4 video, my windows movie make supports wmv and if you want to upload your videos to youtube.com you have to make it into flv I think. And if you have a Camcorder video I think not many player can play it so just convert them.
You know I can easily manage those video format because of Aiseesoft Total Video Converter It allows you to convert videos to any video format you want(including HD video).
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To clear up any deadline confusion: The contest does not officially begin until 12:00pm (PT) TODAY (that's about two and a half hours from now, and the deadline for the first day of the contest (and first Daily Bonus Topic) is TOMORROW at 12:00pm PT.
NOTE: If you published an entry before the 12:00pm PT on January 3rd, it will not be counted; you need to delete that post and re-publish it before noon today in order for it to count for Day 1
That means that any Personal Finance Hubs published before noon today will not be seen as entries. Hope that clears things up!
Soon, we'll have a countdown clock up on our contest page that will make it easy to see when the deadline for a day (and its daily bonus topic) will be. Unfortunately, it seems to be a bit off right now, and Fawntia, our brilliant Contest Page Behind The Scenes Mover and Shaker, is out sick, so we'll have to wait on that for just a bit, unless I can figure out what's wrong on my own. Good luck!
Hey y'all! The way our tracking system works, you need to have published your entry within the time period. To fix the problem, delete those Hubs and re-publish them before 12:00 PT today (that's Day 1's deadline).
Thanks Simone for the official kick off, this is really exciting. I have to say too, that Soni2006 and his enthusiasm for the contest is contagious! I have been watching the contest thread before this one, and hope to catch up to him, but it won't be easy! Good luck to everyone that is participating.
You all will definitely catch up with me. I have not done anything different. I have people publishing 4 to 5 hubs for the first day of the contest and that is amazing. I am really loving the way everyone is involved in.
and travel_man, I am not an A-1 hubber. They are many experienced hubbers better than me who have been writing hubs for the contest. I am just a tiny drop in the ocean. I counted today and found more than 100 hubs in the Understanding Finance subcategory for today.
Well Simone, I don't think my two hubs that I've worked on and submitted will count for the drawings because of the time zone difference. I am disappointed b/c I specifically wrote them for the topics in the daily bonus. Bummer.
For easy reference, we've put a countdown clock on the page, but that's only for bonus topics You can publish on anything within the PF category and qualify for the contest so long as you're publishing within this month.
One of mine was "published" early, too, but not because I can't tell time. I tried to save partway through a hub and hit "publish" by mistake. I pulled it down within five minutes, but my account wouldn't erase the date. So, like Simone said, I deleted and started over. Haste makes waste. Live and learn.
The Daily Bonus Topic: Every day of the contest features a Bonus Topic related to a weekly Personal Finance theme. Bonus Topics are designed to give you ideas for entries, and are entirely optional, however if you publish a Hub categorized within a contest day's Bonus Topic, it will be granted three additional entries in the day's Daily Drawing. (This does not have any bearing on the 5 per-day Hub limit).
each daily topic "is" the bonus topic I believe ie Understanding Finance
But I could be wrong, will wait for Simone, but saw you working hard and thought you might want that extra hub in.
The limit for a day for qualifying Hubs is five. Any Hub within the Personal Finance category counts as an entry. If you publish one entry and it is not related to the daily topic, it gets one Daily Drawing entry. If you publish one and it IS in the Daily Topic category, you get three entries in the Daily Drawing. If you publish five Hubs, and all are on the Daily Bonus Topic category, you get eight entries. If you publish five and one is in the Daily Bonus Topic category, you still get eight entries. I hope that clears things up
OK I finally decided to just unpublish my first contest hub cuz I published it too early for the contest. I am going to wait till tommorow because it happened to be about credit cards soooo..........maybe it was a good thing I re-read all the rules and topics!!
All you have to do to have a contest entry count is to publish it within the Personal Finance category. You do not need to post links here - they do nothing (aside from kinda taking up space, hahaa ^_^)
Why you are publishing it right now buddy? I think the credit card subcategory day will be after a few hours. If you will publish it at the right time after 11:59, you will get three entries in the daily drawings.
For the record, those are just three EXTRA entries. Any normal entry within the PF category gets one entry in the Daily Drawing no matter what, and ALL entries are up for the Staff Pick prize of the day!