jump to last post 1-9 of 9 discussions (19 posts)

Goals for New Hubbers

  1. MemphisYankee profile image60
    MemphisYankeeposted 5 years ago

    I just joined yesterday and so far I am really enjoying the community and the opportunity to write.  I want to keep improving and I'm very goal-oriented.  It would be nice to monetize, but I realize that will take time and right now I'd rather write and build a following.  Can anyone suggest some goals for a newbie?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Another 8 hubs in another 27 hours? big_smile

      1. MemphisYankee profile image60
        MemphisYankeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Haha.  I will try.  I have a lot of bottled up ideas.  That's probably why this is so fun so far!  Thanks.  smile

    2. relache profile image89
      relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Learn the Learning Center.  Don't just read it, work at understanding it.  You'll need a lot less Hubs to be successful here if you can do that.

  2. homesteadbound profile image89
    homesteadboundposted 5 years ago

    You might consider the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge. It was really beneficail to me as a newbie. To find out more about that challenge go here: http://hubpages.com/forum/25 . Right now would be a really good time to do the challenge because alot of people are doing one right now. Check it out!

    1. MemphisYankee profile image60
      MemphisYankeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I like that idea.  I think I'll try the challenge and then take Jeanne's advice and aim for 3 a week.  That seems reasonable after the newness starts to wear off.  Thank you!

      1. homesteadbound profile image89
        homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Good luck!

  3. Jeanne Grunert profile image92
    Jeanne Grunertposted 5 years ago

    I aim for 3 hubs a week.  Some weeks it is a challenge! But slow and steady wins the race. Aim for your first 50; with each increment of 50 traffic and revenues tend to go up. Good luck.

  4. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Goals for new hubbers?

    Increase awareness and knowledge of the tools available.

    Read the FAQ's page
    Visit, Read, Learn from the Learning Center about all things Hubpages.

    Publishing goals should be time constraint and limited to one per day, so that you provide quality hubs to your readers.

    Learn about Keyword Research and SEO Techniques. I suggest reading anything by Sunforged(Hubber Extraordinaire)

    Don't put all your writing in one location. Spread yourself out via WordPress, Blogs and other writing sites, such as Squidoo, Redditt, RedGage, Digg and others.

    Other than that, Have a fun.

    1. homesteadbound profile image89
      homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Get tips. I needed to read this.

  5. MidwestJerseyGirl profile image61
    MidwestJerseyGirlposted 5 years ago

    I too am a newbie. I am shooting for 3 Hubs a week. Another Hubber challenged me to write about something I posted in a comment and that sparked the Hub I have had the most response to.

  6. Tiger Mom profile image61
    Tiger Momposted 5 years ago

    Hi MemphisYankee,
    Welcome to HubPages.  I too am a newbie (3 months old).  I try to set goals too, but my rent paying jobs leaves me with little time to write hubs.  I work on getting my content up before posting just for the sake of posting.  Hang in there.  The rewards will come, later.

  7. brakel2 profile image86
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    When I joined, I copied a bunch of pages of instructions( learning center) and put them at the computer as I worked on my first hub.

  8. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago

    I did the same thing, brakel2!!! After months of researching and lots of nerves, I printed out some hub instructions and put together my first hub. I felt much better after that. Then, I would jot down ideas, putting up the next hub when I felt it was ready to go. I would also spend a lot of time learning about everything I could and reading others' hubs. There's so much to learn and do. It depends how much time you want to spend on it. My suggestion would be to write (maybe your goal is one hub a week or whatever you're comfortable with), read other people's hubs, make and answer comments, participate in the forums--all of this will help you to build a following. Hope that helps.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I went a little further in that I printed a checklist for making a hub and kept it nearby for months.  Otherwise I would end up forgetting the tags, or summary, or my RSS feed, or something.

      I would also suggest proofreading the hub thoroughly before publishing.  Then again in a day or two.  Then again 30 days later.  No matter how careful I am I almost find something wrong on that 30 day proofread.  After 30 days I don't just automatically see what I wanted to say instead of what I actually did say.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed!

      2. homesteadbound profile image89
        homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Great advice!

  9. MemphisYankee profile image60
    MemphisYankeeposted 5 years ago

    Thanks everyone!  Lots of great advice and things to research.  Slow and steady.  Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You're welcome. smile

 
working