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A visual look back at 10,000 views
Hubbing is one of the easiest online money making techniques, and also one of the hardest. The hours that are put into hubs have the potential to earn nothing at all, and many of my hubs do just that.
As I wrote in my little memoir on the forums:
No one could have told me how to make good hubs. It was something I had to figure out on my own, and I'm still figuring it out even now. The numbers that some people get on their pages is 20 or 30 times what my best pages get per day, but I can definitely say I've honed the skill.
Everyone says to write what you love but also write to fill a gap in the internet... I think that each person has to take time and figure out what their specialty is. What do you know that is "niche" knowledge?
I didn't know any of my knowledge was "niche" until I put up a hub and realized it was #3 on google page 1!
On the other hand, something I thought was pretty specific knowledge doesn't do well because the search results are saturated with product placement.
Just keep making hubs, and pretty soon you'll happen across a topic you know a lot about, that also garners good views. I must say that I think it's 90% chance and guesswork until you find the first "sweet word" that gets you up in Google. But from that one keyword, you'll realize there's a genre of untapped ideas just waiting for you.
An Analysis of my time Hubbing
As you can see, despite writing tons of hubs in the beginning, I wasn't doing well.
I became frustrated with the Hubpages system and half-left to pursue the faster money provided by Textbroker and Webanswers.
But all it takes is that one "sweet spot" search term to let you realize that you DO have a niche, and it's waiting to be filled.
So while my numbers are still pretty paltry compared to a lot of Hubbers, I'm happy with them and if they stay stable I will consider my time here as well spent.