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30 Hubs in 30 Days

Updated on January 30, 2014

The 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge

I’m about to embark on a challenge to create a hub a day for the next 30 days. Can I do it?

This morning I was reading one of my favorite blogs by Court from The Keyword Academy saying that he was going to try a new make money online experiment by making 100 Hubs in 30 Days.

A lofty goal which sounded fun, and since I’m always up for a challenge thought I’d join him (on a somewhat smaller scale) by doing 30 hubs in 30 days.

In the past week or so, I too have become rather interested in hubs ever since a random hub that I wrote about Elizabeth Hasselbeck’s new book The G Free Diet started getting some substantial traffic and took me a little by surprise.

I also have noticed that I have made a few odd dollars from Adsense from my Hubpages as well which is always nice to wake up to.

Admittedly I already have fourteen hubs under my belt so I’m not starting as a complete newbie, but I never really put much time and effort into them before and was just using them more as an afterthought for backlinks.

So I’m very interested to see what will happen if I make 30 hubs over the next 30 days. At the very least it should improve my author score which is currently hovering around the 80 mark and at the very best it might increase my online income – well I’m hoping it will anyway.

I have no idea at this stage what I’m going to be writing about, and I think that’s part of the fun. I imagine I’ll have a mix of hubs that promote my offline sites, some that promote clickbank products as an affiliate, and some just written for the fun of it.

I’ll use this hub as hub #1 in the challenge and update it as I add more hubpages over the next 30 days.

I’ll also keep you updated on the traffic I’m receiving and the results of any income I make.

Want to join me? Just head over to hubpages and create your own free account and start hubbing!

This should be fun, let’s get started …

Hub Results Week 1

It's now been a week since I started the hub challenge (actually it's only been 4 days, but Monday's are when I've got the most time to update so that's when I'll be doing them.

So let's look at what we've got so far in terms of traffic and income.

Certainly nothing exciting at this stage, with just 32 visits with 4 hubs, however it's still very early days and the last hub I only published a few minutes ago.

In the last four days I've earned 0.86 cents on Adsense (again nothing exciting yet) from those hubs.

I did get two sales of my Yahoo Answers ebook, but I can't prove that they were from the hub I created or another promotional method.

No other sales yet.

More updates next week.

Hub Challenge Results Week 2

 Well it's been 11 days since I started the hub challenge and I've just completed my 11th hub (only 19 more to go) so it's time to update my results so far.

Let's look at traffic first.

The image is a little unclear, but since I started this challenge I've had 466 page views on those hubs which isn't bad for very new pages which should grow over the next few months, especially if I start building backlinks to some of the better pages (I haven't created any backlinks thus far, apart from interlinking some related hubs).

But while traffic is nice, you'd prefer to know how much money I've made so far. So, in the past week, from these hubs only, I've made:

Adsense: $6.28
Yahoo Answers ebook: $29.82
Amazon commissions: $23.94

Total Profit this week: $60.04

Total Profit since start of Hub Challenge: $60.90

Hub Challenge Results Week 3

I've now down 18 hubs since I started the challenge, and that means I only have 12 more to go to reach 30 hubs.

And since I'm sure you are all wanting to know my results, here they are:

So that's 1235 views on these 18 hubs since the start of the challenge.  I'm very impressed because really it's only been just over 2 weeks since the challenge started. 

And as for money made this week:

Adsense: $4.28
Amazon: $5.21
Ebook Sales: $4.97

Total: $14.46

Ok, so not quite as good as last week, but still not bad.  Remember this is ongoing profit that I can earn for months to come without even touching the hubs again (except for minor tweaking).

That brings the total profit since I started this challenge to: $75.36

30 Day HubChallenge Results

Ok, sorry about the lack of updates. I bought the Sims 3 and have been playing that instead of doing any work online ;)

Well I did manage to complete 30 hubs in 30 days, so I feel pretty happy with the results. Here's a look at the traffic that my hubchallenge hubs have received over the last 30 days:

I made a good mix of hubs, some for adsense revenue, some for affiliate revenue, some for fun, and other's 'just to see what would happen with them'.

As you can see, since I started this challenge I've gotten well over 3,000 page views to all of the hubs, some with lots of traffic and some with barely any traffic at all.

Don't be fooled into thinking that the hubs with the most traffic have made me the most money either, because the two hubs that have received the most traffic: Sims 3 and George & Izzie have made me absolutely nothing.

So what's the update on how much money I've made?

This is the total I've made over the last 30 or so days since starting the challenge:

Adsense: $28.35
Amazon: $304.61
Other (my sales/affiliate sales): $136.33

Total Profit: $469.29

Not bad eh?

Tracey :)

The Key to Get Your Hubs Ranked Well

No matter what anyone tells you, the key to getting your hubpages (or any page) ranked well in the search engines, is to build up their authority, and you do that two ways: one by creating good useful original content that people want to read, and two by building links to your site.

Building Backlinks to your Hubs

There has been quite a lot of controversy over building backlinks to your hubs in the forums lately and many people are of the opinion that you shouldn't build any links to your sites. I am not one of those people.

I've tried just creating hubs and letting them sit only to have another hub or website beat mine and take all the money. Make no mistakes, someone can easily create a hub just like yours and they only need a few backlinks and they will get listed higher in the search engines.

So I believe you should be getting a good mix of backlinks to your hubs. Those backlinks can come from other hubs that you write, articles you've written on other websites, backlink services (sparingly), blog commenting, press releases, and more.

While I don't recommend using really spammy methods like profile spamming, senuke and the like (I have done so in the past with awful results) building original links back to your site (articles, blog posts etc) can really make a difference in your ranking.


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    • Learning in Life profile image

      Megan Smith 

      6 years ago from Florida

      I fully enjoyed reading this hub! Very good read and informative.

    • onlinecashdigest profile image


      6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I have known about this Hub Challenge before but I have not joined it.

      But now that I am bent on improving my Hubpages income. I would a 30 DAY CHALLENGE for myself. And I would publish the result on a weekly basis.

    • How to - Answers profile image

      L M Reid 

      6 years ago from Ireland

      Very interesting hub thank you for sharing your writing experience and your earnings over the 30 days.

      I agree with persistence and steady writing that we can all earn money writing online.

      Some articles work and others do not. But if we keep writing we will get there and earn money

      Shared, up and useful

    • teutophile profile image


      6 years ago

      This is a very useful hub. Thanks for writing it and sharing your experience with us.

    • avan989 profile image


      6 years ago from maryland

      Your hub is really helpful and has inspire me to join in the challenge and write about my experiences.

    • okta12 profile image


      6 years ago

      Great article, thank You! I will probably accept this challenge some day as well.

    • Lauryallan profile image


      6 years ago

      This Hub was really helpful especially since the Hubs that had the most traffic didn;t make you the money. Totally blows the myth about traffic being King.

      voted up and useful.

    • carolinemoon profile image


      7 years ago

      Nice hub! Thanks for posting.

    • SincerelyT profile image


      7 years ago from Canada

      Although this hub was created a couple of years ago, I found it interesting to read. Great job traceye.

    • thehemu profile image


      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      i do like the idea, i have published 24 hubs in 12 days what about that.

    • traceye profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Australia

      They do a new challenge a few times a year, but you don't need to wait. Just do one for yourself and start getting some hubs written.

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      Sinea Pies 

      7 years ago from Northeastern United States

      I am totally challenged by the 30 day challenge. Sounds worthwhile. Does it come up often?

    • pertibha321 profile image


      7 years ago from india

      your results are impressive .its good to earn more then 400$ in a month.If you were in India you would be able to be famous in whole town(in small town at least) due to earning as much money in one moth just from writing online.I am confused about one thing only that you made as much profit just from 3000 hub views.You seems too lucky this way as seeing my adsense account i don't get as much income for 3000 hub views its nearly 10-12$ for 1000 views.So keep it doing best of luck.

    • Eighteen profile image


      7 years ago from England, UK

      Ooo.. I love the way that you have done this page - updating it with all the earnings stuff too. Very inspirational and encouraging.

    • hubba-hubba profile image


      7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Great motivation here and a very comprehensive breakdown that has sure helped me and I am sure will help other Hubbers in the future!

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      8 years ago

      i think this hub stuff is pretty cool.I like the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge.i could never compete in it though.

      :) ;) :D :| :D

    • traceye profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Hi Writerone,

      Most of my amazon sales come from my own sites, 2nd was the text links in hubs and lastly the amazon capsules.

      Glad you enjoyed my hub and blog!

      Take care

      t :)

    • writerone profile image


      8 years ago


      I really enjoyed this hub and also found your blog. Great stuff! Did you find that for the challenge you were making most of your Amazon dollars directly from the text links from the hubs or from the Amazon capsules or from your own Amazon site? Thanks in advance.

    • traceye profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Hi Spider Girl,

      Anywhere and everywhere! Although I mainly stick to product based hubs since they earn the most money.

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      Spider Girl 

      8 years ago from the Web

      Hi traceye, just wondering from where you get your ideas to write a hub each and every day!

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      B. E. Shaw Sr. 

      8 years ago from Atlanta

      Love this Hub, the way you outlined what you were going to do, you did it, and showed us the steps you took and the money you made .. it's very encouraging for the new guys like myself .. I joined 2 years ago and wrote maybe, 1 Hub, but really just started a few weeks ago .. and I have a Goal to complete 100 quality Hubs by the end of this month .. not sure if I'll make it, but if I'm in the 60-70 range that won't be too bad .. thanks for sharing your expertise ..

    • traceye profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Hi Vox Vocis,

      Nope you don't need to tell anyone, but you can add the tag 'hubchallenge' to the hubs you write for the challenge.

      Good luck!


    • vox vocis profile image


      8 years ago

      Traceye, this hub is one of the best hubs I've read concerning activities on Hubpages. I was thinking myself joining the I need to notify someone after I've published a hub like in the HubMob weekly topic or?

      Wish you all the best in the future!

    • TnFlash profile image


      9 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Great Hub! I need to start writing more hubs.

    • traceye profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      MSmithHub - Thanks so much. Yes I plan to start building links to my more popular (and profitable) hubs.

      gurgel1 - just keep taking action and building hubs. You'll get there - trust me.

      Silver Rose - Yes Amazon was the biggest moneymaker for me. The key was to focus on actual products rather than just write a hub and stick on Amazon as an afterthought.

      Tracey :)

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      Silver Rose 

      9 years ago from UK

      That's very interesting indeed - it was Amazon that was the moneymaker! I haven't got Amazon on any of my hubs yet - maybe I ought to start including it.

    • gurgel1 profile image


      9 years ago from profile

      i wish i could make 500 in a month

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      9 years ago

      $400 plus is a great result for 30 days. Things should get better as time goes on if you start to built link.

    • traceye profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      Yes it's true, there is work involved in writing good content. But whoever says making money online is easy is probably selling an ebook ;)

      I plan on doing more topics soon. I do best with Amazon where I target actual product names that people are searching for.

      Hubs tend to rank really well, and while you'll never outrank Amazon itself you can often get on the 1st page and get some decent traffic.

      I'll write a hub soon on finding good products to promote.

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      Pedro Prado 

      9 years ago

      It is a hard challenge Tracey. You need to write a lot, even when you don't feel like it. Simply knowing that you need to write a lot of unique, high quality content, aimed to interest your site visitors and potential customers. What kind of topics should I choose?

    • traceye profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      Yes I keep meaning to do an update. I'll try to get to it this week! I promise. :)

      Take care, Tracey

    • jdnyc profile image


      9 years ago from California

      Great job on the first three weeks! Is there an update on how the rest of your challenge went? I'm curious to see how it all turned out and if you were able to reach your goal of 30 hubs!

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      SEO Expert Kerala 

      9 years ago from KERALA

      am ready for 30 hubs in 30 days...

    • traceye profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      Hi Dawn,

      This page you are reading is a hub. It's just a one page website here on They are much quicker to set up than blogs and because you can have lots of different topics the potential to earn money is better.

      Take care,Tracey

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      Dawn Stephenson 

      9 years ago

      Hi Tracie, love receiving your emails, but as I am a complete newbie with just one blog on the go, I've never heard of hubs. What exactly are they?

    • traceye profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      MSmithHub, I know, I don't know how Court can do 100 in 30 days either! What a challenge.

      I've had to put aside some other work to concentrate on doing the 30 hubs, but I'm enjoying it and looking forward to seeing the results.


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      9 years ago

      Doing 1 hub a day is already not easy, really can't imagine how Court can do 100s in 30 days.

      Good luck in your adventure.

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      Adrienne F Manson 

      9 years ago from Atlanta

      Hi Traceye,

      The 30 Hubs in 30 Days is a great way to challenge ourselves to write, and to make a commitment to earning online.

    • traceye profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      Hi Connie,

      Just sign up with hub pages and start creating hubs! All the info is for free here, some in the help files, and other's on actual hubs. You can have a look at some of my hubs as examples if you like, I've got ones just for fun, some that promote affiliate products etc. It just needs to be a short 'how to' article type thing which you can add pictures or videos.

      To make money you need to enter your adsense id, amazon affiliate id and ebay affiliate id in the affiliate settings under 'my account'.

      They are very simple to make, I think you'll like it.

      Tracey :)

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      Connie Cupps 

      9 years ago

      How do I get started. I am very interested in blogging and now hubbing? I could use some extra money. Is there a e-book on blogging that tells you how to start or one on hubbing and how do you get paid. I am excited... I might learn something new. connie

    • traceye profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Australia

      OH MY GOD! Ryan Hupfer (works at hubpages) visited my blog. I feel all special and excited. That means that people ARE visiting :) Yah for me, and Yah for hubs!

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      Ryan Hupfer 

      9 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      I'm SO glad that you're joining in on the Hub Challenge and good luck with your 30 Hubs in 30 days! Be sure to keep us all updated on your progress over here in the forums:

      Now....get to Hubbing!!! :)


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