Is it possible to write a quality hub in 5 minutes?
Is it possible to write a hub in 5 minutes?
As someone who loves their day job (actually, I work nights, but you get the idea), I love the idea of being able to work on my own through Hubpages to make money.
I know that there are people on Hubpages that make thousands of dollars per month. Yes, some of them spend hours and hours on their hubs. However, are there people who put emphasis on quantity over quality (that is not to say that their hubs are not high quality, but that they put together decent material in a short amount of time and still come away with earning an amount of money)? I set out to find the answer to this question.
I thought to myself, if I can make $0.50 (50 cents) per month per hub that I write, (I suppose I could make more than that if I used backlinks) that I could make a nice living if I could crank out a sizeable quantity of hubs in a short period of time (I typically have four nights off per week, as I work three nights per week as a nurse).
I reasoned that if I acted like I was working my regular job, 12 hours per night, on my nights off, and was able to write each hub in 5 minutes, I could write twenty hubs per hour for twelve hours, equaling 240 per night, or 960 per week, or multiplied by 4 weeks per month equaling 3840 per month.
Impossible? No. Likely? Probably not. I have no shortage of ideas. In fact, I have lists and lists of Hubs that I would like to write in a series of different subjects and areas.
What factors do I have going for me? I can type between 80-100 words per minute, depending on how interested and focused I am in what I am writing. I also read anywhere between 1200-2000 words per minute depending on my level of interest in what I am reading (and I can skim things, not reading for content, even faster). So I suppose that I am abnormal in that respect, but I think that anybody can train themselves to become good typists and great readers (I think it is a lot easier to become a faster typist than a faster reader, but I am sure you could take a speed reading course).
So, can I really write a Hub in 5 minutes?
Well, I put it to the test. I was sitting here on my laptop on my couch. My two young kids are asleep, but my wife was awake and she was watching the TV show “Friends” on T.V. While having my wife in the room (trying to talk to me) and having the television on and being in the un-air conditioned living room (I am cheap, so only our bedroom has air-conditioning for our hot summer nights), I timed myself with my cell-phone stopwatch and was able to finish a hub, complete with one backlink (to another hub) and a video, in just under 10 minutes.
What does that mean? Assuming that I can keep the pace (which is a BIG “if”), that means that I could conceivably, if I reallllly wanted to, write 1920 hubs in a month’s time if it takes 10 minutes a piece. If I am making an average of $0.50 (50 cents) per hub, I could make around $1000.00 per month. This would increase an extra $1000.00 per month for every month that I did this. If I did this for four months, I would make $4000.00 per month, or $48,000 per year. This would be enough for me to pay my rent and all my bills and have a little left over. After writing the hubs, this would be passive income.
I am also in the process of writing several study-guides, which I could advertise through the E-bay or Amazon.com affiliates on my hubs. This would be, essentially, free advertising. I could also advertise the website I am designing. I think that the possibilities of earning on Hubpages and other article databases is limitless.
Will I do this? I am finishing up my master’s degree in nursing (MSN) at the end of this month. After completing that, I think I may have the opportunity to share a lot of my nursing (and other miscellaneous) knowledge with Hubpages readers while also making some extra income.
However, no matter how much time I spend on the Hubs, I will make sure that they are quality and will emphasize quality over quantity. The most successful Hubbers seem to do this.