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