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Bobski's 30 Day Challenge

Updated on February 3, 2013
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I Have Accepted the Challenge

I came across the idea for a 30 hubs in the 30 days challenge over in the HubPages forum, however, I didn't do my first one here. I thought I would go ahead and start it over at Squidoo. My first Squidoo 30 Day Challenge went pretty well and I ended up with 29 lenses (articles), I just missed it because my laptop died and I was without a computer for a few days.

My first Hubpages 30 Hubs in 30 Days challenge started on the 3rd September 2012 and this hub that I'm working on now is the first on the list. I haven't really decided what the next 29 hubs are going to be on but I'm sure I'll come up with them with no problem. The topics that I want to work on are Halloween, Christmas and some other medical hubs given the time of year.

I'm hoping that I will be able to increase my traffic and also my monthly earnings. I'm earning about $5.50 a month at the moment and looking to grow that to about $100 a month sometime after Christmas.

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The Challenge

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Week One

The first week didn't go exactly to plan as I was on holiday so I ended up with less time than I thought. I guess that's not such a bad thing because I was out doing fun stuff. I managed to post 4 news hubs and I've had about 3 days that have been over $0.50 which I am stoked about. I still haven't made any sales on here but I'm hopeful because my page views are consistently over the 200 mark and steadily increasing: more page views = a greater chance of a sale.

Week Two

I've managed to write some more hubs this week and I'm up to 8. I'm still 6 hubs behind but I'm hoping to catch up on those ones during week three. I've noticed that I'm getting more page views and I had my first day over $1 ($1.47 to be precise) which I'm really excited about. I can also see that I'm getting more eBay clicks, no sales yet but I'm sure they'll be here soon enough. I've already increased my earnings 80% since last months and I'm hoping to improve that to maybe 150% but only time will tell.

How many hubs did you manage during the challenge?

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Week Three

I still haven't caught up from my first week but I have managed to keep pace for a hub a day this week. I'm starting to run out of ideas so I'm going to have to search the web for more ideas and inspiration, I had this problem near the end of my last one so I know how to get past the writing slump. I'm very aware that I only have 8 days left and I still have 17 hubs to write, I'm sure I'll be able to bust out a few more this weekend and complete my 30 day challenge there should be no reason why I should fail.

Week Four

This week has been absolutely manic and I wasn't able to do much writing. This meant that I only completed 20 of my 30 hubs I set out to write. I'm not too worried about it because my earnings have really shot up now that I have over 50 hubs and according to Google Analytics the oldest ones are really starting to pull their weight.

I did notice a incredible drop in traffic at the end of September and I know others have had this too. I'm not really sure what caused it but I'm really disappointed that my earnings did drop on the last day or so. In October I'm going to be editing all of my hubs to make sure that they are up to date and that they are the best that they can be so that I can pick up the pieces and start have some dollar days again.

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      Bobby 4 years ago from U.K

      Thanks Billy! I've caught the writing bug too but at the moment I'm focusing on editing my existing articles to make them even better.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It sounds to me like you are a determined young woman; I like your writing style and I'll be by later to see some more of your work. I took the challenge months ago and found it helped me to get organized. Now I can't stop writing. :)

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      Bobby 4 years ago from U.K

      Hi Daisydayz, thanks for stopping by. After things have settled down after Christmas I'm going to be working on some more 30 day challenges, I was really impressed with how my earnings improved and that alone is enough to get me going again!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      I only managed around the 20/30 mark last time, but I am trying it again this month. Day 5 - 6 Hubs so one ahead. And I have 3 almost complete so will hopefully been even further ahead tomorrow, but I know how life has a tendency to be unexpected and get in the way! Fingers crossed I make it! You should try again! This contest has spurred me on with loads of ideas, so I think that will help me reach the 30 by the end of the month!