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30 Hubs in 30 Days Is For Wimps

Updated on June 4, 2010

Why Publish 30 Hubs in 30 Days

Don't take this the wrong way. Not everyone has an interest in cranking out a lot of Hubs for any reason. On the other hand, building up a critical mass of HubPages is one of the best ways to increase the traffic to your Hubs. It is also one of the fastest ways to increase the amount of traffic Hubs get.

With that being said, a goal of getting 30 Hubs published in 30 days can help any Hubber increase their traffic, their HubRank, and their enjoyment of HubPages. After all, it is more fun to write stuff if someone is reading it, and the quickest way to get discouraged and give up, never to return to HubPages to publish again, is to feel like you are wasting your time by writing and publishing Hubs.

This, undoubtedly, is why the folks a HubPages promote the 30 Hubs in 30 Days concept so much themselves.

30 Hubs Over 30 Days Is Not Enough

In the month or so since I published my first Hub on HubPages, I've learned a few things.

First, writing more Hubs is the key to building up quick and sustainable traffic.

Second, the quality of said Hubs does not have to be very high. (Keep reading before throwing a fit at this statement.)

Third, the way the page builder works at HubPages is built for speed.

When I added those things up with some facts about myself:

  1. I am a professional writer.
  2. Which means that I can write about almost any topic out there provided I have enough knowledge or information. (And 9 times out of 10 I can fake it if I don't.)
  3. I can type about 90 words per minute.
  4. I can write from my mind without jotting down notes or making an outline.

I came to the conclusion that publishing 30 Hubs over the course of 30 Days is for a different kind of writer. For professional writers with experience in generating large amounts of content on tight deadlines, 30 Hubs should take less than 30 HOURS!

Why Publish 30 Hubs in 30 Hours

When I first started publishing on HubPages -- about two months after I first setup an account -- I did what a lot of first time Hubbers do. I  wrote up some high-quality Hubs about topics that I knew a lot about, and that I felt would have true intrinsic value to any reader. They were How-To type articles about technical processes that are not necessarily common knowledge. I figured that these articles would represent me on the new community I had just joined well enough to avoid embarrassment or ridicule.

I also toyed around with the HubPages interface, and experimented with the different layouts. I got my AdSense and Amazon Affiliate information setup, and then, I started worrying about how to increase HubRank and how to get higher HubScore. This is all very time consuming, and if you continue to go about publishing Hubs in this manner, it will indeed take you 30 days to publish 30 Hubs.

However, after a few weeks I noticed something. Hubs are VERY easy to write. Unlike writing for your own website where you need to try and match your article topics to the audience that reads the website, on HubPages you can write about anything, anywhere, at anytime, without worrying about whether or not it has any relevance to anything you have every written before.

Also, unlike other sites where they publish any writer's unsolicited articles, there is no approval process, or regimented format that must be adhered to. Reworking an article to keep there from being a link in the first two paragraphs, for example, can be time consuming. On HubPages, there are no rules.

Technically, Hubs can't be too spammy, and they aren't supposed to have a lot of links, especially outbound links all to the same website, but the rules are all generalized and easy to follow. In fact, following the rules at HubPages happens automatically if a) you can write well, and b) you aren't trying to deliberately be a weasel

By publishing 30 Hubs right away, I would then have the choice to either go back to publishing more meaty Hubs at a slower pace, knowing that my HubRank and HubPages based traffic was secure, or I could keep cranking out lighter, easier hubs and see what happened. And, since 90% of the reason I started publishing on HubPages at all was to see how it compared to other types of article marketing and passive income generation, getting that traffic flowing quickly would give me a faster answer.

Either way, publishing 30 Hubs immediately would give me 43 published Hubs and that would remove any semblance of should of, could of, would of, from my endeavors here on

30 Hours Starts -- NOW!

It is Monday, October 5th at 2:45 P.M.

I will publish 30 Hubs before Tuesday, October 6th at 8:45 P.M. which is 30 hours later.

Wish me luck.


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    • kellyteam profile image

      Willette 5 years ago from Michigan

      Well I am struggling through the 30 hubs in 30 days, so not for me right now. But enjoyed the article and will be watching for you to meet the 30 hubs in 30 hours challenge in the future. I think you can do it.

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      Amy Hyun 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      i'm trying this right now :)

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      Kent Clarke 5 years ago from Aventura FL

      Great!! Good luck on this.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 6 years ago from Western NC

      Wow. And I thought I was doing all right with 40-ish hubs in 7 weeks. :P Perhaps I'll look into this though, because a hub takes me several hours to complete, not to mention the outside research. :\

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      brycewestervelt 7 years ago from Florida, USA

      30 hubs in 30 hours of writing time seems doable. Perhaps I will take this up as 30 hubs over 3 days!

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      Typhoon 7 years ago from North America

      Interesting idea. I read your other hubs on this and it sounds like a fun challenge. I'll probably give it a try later too - thanks for the inspiration Llama :)

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      Suzanne Alicie 8 years ago

      With your qualifications it definitely sounds like a challenge you should try again.

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      Carolyn Augustine 8 years ago from The Land of Tractors

      Wow Hub Llama, 30 hubs in 30 hours would be an impressive feat. Good luck! With such an aggressive goal, you should be able to try this three or four times until you get er' done. :)

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      Hub Llama 8 years ago from Denver, CO

      Fail! Maybe, even epic fail :)

      Back to back unusual evenings means that I had much less time during the 30 hours than I had planned on to work on Hubs. The result is that I didn't come anywhere near 30 during the 30 hours.

      Since then, I have other responsibilities. While I did not make the 30 hours mark, the challenge is still a valid one and one I will attempt again. For now, I will ensure that more than 30 news hubs since I started this little endeavor are published by Monday. That is still far less than 30 days, though much more than 30 hours.

      If you embark upon your own 30 hubs in 30 hours challenge, please do drop me a comment here to let me know. I'll cheer you on, and would love to see how it works out. Then, when you are done, success or fail, publish a hub for us to let us know what you learned in your mission.

      Good luck.

      Hub Llama