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2010 Hub Milestones and Accomplishments
Summary of 2010
I started writing hubs just over 2 years ago to help me bring in links for some of the websites I was working on. Then I used it to vent a little about social things and sports related topics. Made some friends and met a few really cool people in Hub Pages.
Then I decided it was time to see if I could make my linking project and editorials start to pay me some money. I saw that others had made a little and started to try myself.
So, it was a good year and I've been very blessed. Here's a little summary of 2010 with stats, accomplishments and things I've learned.
Published: 29 Hubs
Most visited Hub: LG Cosmos Review at ~27K visits
2010 Revenue: $560
Total Visits: 98K (Passed the 100K mark today 1/3/11 !!!!)
Total Hubs: 66
Passed 2 year mark in December.
There are 3 things I've learned from this past year;
1) Keywords - Very important to have high demand low competition. I summarized my process in my hub on most searched keywords.
2) Evergreen content - I figured out what they were talking about. In fact I stumbled onto it. My family switched cell phone. I liked my LG Cosmos so much I wrote a review. Did the keyword research and put it up on the web. Soon it caught the attention of Google and the rest is history. I started getting about 100 views per day on that one Hub. Next I had to figure out how upload ringtones. Once I figured it out I shared it with the world in a hub. Turns out lots of people who get the phone have the same question. There's another 75 or so views per day. The point is write about things you know and things others would want to know about.
3) Monetize with Amazon - Up until May of last year I had not bothered with Amazon too much because I'd sell something but get a lousy 4%. I was making pennies. Then I hit upon something. Remember the hub on my cell phone. I put Amazon on that and started selling lots of $1-$2 cases and covers. Not much money but I started reaching the escalators for 6 and 6 1/2%. Just per chance if you sell something for $100 would you rather get $4.00 for it or $6.50. So the point here is to make lots of cheap easy sales to jack up your rate and each sale then becomes more valuable. So when you do make a big sale, it pays you better.
I still have a lot to learn. I want to concentrate on more evergreen content. I have a list of projects I'd like to put up on Hub pages. I also want to attract more followers.
My goal is to get to 100 Hubs, 400 followers and make 4 figures on my hubs. That would be a cool part time side business and kind of fun too.
I hope this helps or dare I say inspires someone. This is something that can be done and it can be profitable. Maybe you could put down your goals for 2011 and we can check back in a year to see how we did...