My Hubpages Mid-Year Assessment and Self-Appraisel
It’s that time of year at work – mid-year assessments. I often try to apply what I learn in the office into my personal life and I this year I thought I would extend that to my Hubpages performance. I’ll score myself in multiple categories, including adding skills, quality of work and quantity of work. I’ll revisit my 2012 goals and set my sites on my year-end performance. I hope this hub helps you to assess your Hubpages performance and gets you motivated to set and achieve your goals in 2012 and beyond.
Adding skills: B (on track for an A)
I’ve really learned a lot in 2012, but still have a lot to learn. I wrote, published and sold my first e-book. I started a new travel blog to share my travel adventures. These experiences taught me about website creation and e-commerce. I’m thrilled that I was accepted into the Hubpages apprenticeship program!!! Okay, I was waitlisted, but it’s still exciting and I’m looking forward to really growing my online writing skills in the second half of 2012. I'll share my experiences with that program, too.
Quantity of Work: D-
Let's be honest - I failed miserably here. This was my poorest performing area as it relates to Hubpages. I only managed to write 4 new hubs the first half of 2012. I spent a lot of my time this year on my websites (I have two now, with two more outlined) and my e-book. So, while I’ve not turned out a lot of volume on Hubpages, I was certainly adding to my overall body of work. Still, I've got to improve in this area for the second half of the year.
Quality of Work: B
Selling the first copy of my ebook was a huge milestone for me. The fact that there was someone that not only wanted to read what I had to say but was even willing to pay money for it was truly amazing. It made me think that I could really do this – I could build my online brand.
Earnings Impact: C- (but improving)
This area left a lot to be desired, but is showing signs of improvement every single month. Of course, it’s hard not to improve when you start the year at a grand total of 73 cents! Yes, that’s cents, not dollars. I’m strictly counting my Hubpages earnings here, not any additional online income. (If you aren’t yet making money from Hubpages it’s a great way to earn money while writing online).
I continue to leave genuine feedback for other Hubbers, read hubs on topics that interest me, and ask and answer questions.I have room to grow here and improve my HubKarma.I’m following more hubbers and (slowly) growing a following of my own, right now I have 16 followers.
Hubpages and Online Goals for the second half of 2012:
- Reach a Hub Score of at least 95
- Publish 100 Hubs by end of year (that’s 63 Hub to go over the next 6 months, or just over 10 per month – way outpacing my current rate of publication).
- Hit at least $25.00 a month in earnings
- Sell 20 copies of my e-book
- Improve my SEO (Search Engine Optimization) knowledge and skills
- Have 50 followers
l'll revisit each of these goals again and track my progress monthly.Check back with this hub each month and see how I am progressing.I hope reading my honest mid-year self-assessment gets you thinking about your own goals and what you want to accomplish online and on Hubpages. I'd love to hear what goals you have set for yourself and how you are reaching those goals.