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My goals, Improve my online writing and promotional skills - My 60dc log

Updated on February 6, 2012

What does 60dc mean to me?

I intend to use this challenge as motivation to jump start my online writing and promotional skills by grouping myself with innovative and talented individuals who will, when grouped together in the spirit of harmony, form a mastermind. This Mastermind united with a common goal, will achieve greatness that could not otherwise be achieved by mere individuals.

My Goals

First and foremost I hope to improve my online writing skills. Not only am I referring to my actual writing ability, but also knowing what topics to write about, keyword research, writing for the web crawlers, keyword density and many other aspects of online writing. Second I hope to improve my understanding of web page promotion including off-site seo, rss feeds, blogs, pings, track backs, aggregates and other ways to generate massive amounts of traffic.

By achieving the above two goals I hope to reach google payout each and every month following the challenge. While this amount may not seem like a lot to most, I will view it a proof that it is possible to supplement my income while researching topics that lends itself to my professional career in the material handling industry.

I also hope to increase my page views to 10,000 a month. The life blood of any online business is traffic. Not just any traffic but targeted traffic. Traffic that will be receptive to that which I am selling

So the short version, My goals are to increase traffic and money online by deleloping my online writing and promotional skills.

The Plan

To write at least 30 hubs in 30 days and then promote them using techniques developed for the use with this challenge. To network and learn the necessary skills, needed to be successful in the business of writing for money online, by some of the brightest and most successful writers in the HubPage community.

Hub topics

I plan on writing my hubs under the very broad topics of Material Handling and the NFL. More specifically the below mentioned topics.

First being "Material Handling Equipment"

AGV's, conveyors, carts, fork trucks, lift tables, hoists, cranes, etc...

Second broad category "Material Handling Safety"

manual material handling safety, material handling regulations, material handling safety equipment, and so on....

Third broad category "NFL Football specifically the Cincinnati Bengals"


Hub traffic as of 08/14/2010

My 60dc diary

08/14/2010 - Created Hub log, Spent time getting to know fellow 60DCers.

08/16/2010 - Outlined specific hub ideas, gathered info

08/18/2010- I have three partial NFL hubs in the mix, and have not yet published my first hub. Have been short on time due to things like soccer practice and the sort. Looking forward to having a real productive weekend though

08/19/2010 - Published the hub Bengals-Man-Cave-Big-screen-tvs-and-sports-furniture was able to anchor link to 2 other 60dc hubs, one on eagles clothes and the other on darts

08/20/2010 - Set up the twitter account using twitterfeed to publish 60 day challenge hubs.

08/21/2010 - Tried to set up Tumblr blog to utilize rss reeds. Had one post work but has not updated since. Work on later. Burned version of 60dc rss feed on feedburner. Added my and 60dc rss feeds to various rss submission site in sunforged easy rss submission hub and mark knowles original hub log that did not require to set up an account. Logged on hubsacademy forum, never participated in a forum before. Kind of overwhelming, was having a hard time trying to follow conversations. Still don't have password for super secret forum, but don't know if i need or not think i have the important info contained there in. Also was able to spend a little time doing some keyword research and setting up hubs. Still have alot of hubs to write, hope that I have all of the preliminary hub stuff done. Created a summary for my first hub, and template for additional hubs, used text module per edwierdo (on forum) and based my template off of edweirdo's original 60 day challenge hub log.

08/22/2010 - Went back to the Tumblr blog that I had set up yesterday. Seems to be working. the blog is located at follow). You may notice some duplicates because I had double up the rss feed when I believed it was not updating. this blog also accepts visitor submissions and links are dofollow. Was looking forward to completing a handfull of hubs this weekend, but so far have spent the majority of my time with rss feeds and the sort.

08/23/2010 - Spent time on twitter ,feedburner, and submission sites trying to get them squared away. Need to get them all taken are of so that I can concentrate on hubs. Got so much to do.

08/24/2010 - Week one has passed and is in the record books. Right now I only have one published hub to show for it. Progress that I have made - burned my feeds, 100+ submissions (only 35 subscribers so far),twitterfeed, twitter with hashtags,feed to tumblr blog(do follow), 4 hubs in progress. plan for the following week - continue to make submissions everyday, get at least 10 hubs in near publish form, waiting until submissions are more complete before publishing.

08/25/2010 - Added to more submission sites(2), created a friend feed for 60 day challenge- links). Also created another site (do follow) submitted to search engines. Worked on three NFL hubs.

08/26/2010 - Created weebly site dedicated to the 60 day challenge - (do follow profile links)(no follow hub links) Completed some more work on two more hubs, currently have 5 hubs more than half done and another 5 in the beginning stages. I have learned some about setting up rss feeds, and have broadened my horizons when it comes to the possibilities of using the feeds.

08/28/2010 - Worked on a few hubs and published 2010 Bengals Schedule - Road to the Superbowl.

08/29/2010 - Published -

08/31/2010 - Published -

09/01/2010 - Published - . My page views got up to 158 page views for a 24 hour period. My previous record was like 122. Have a feeling that alot of those views are fellow hubbers checking out my hubs.

09/04/2010 - finding it hard to come up with time needed to stay on target for the 30 hubs



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    • Yadvinder Singh profile image

      Yadvinder Singh 

      8 years ago from chandigarh

      Without goals a person is a very unfocused and scattered. Goals are very and to take action and to track them is equally as important as well nice hub.

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Daniel, Thanks for the words of encouragement.

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      Daniel Belize 

      8 years ago

      I like the focus on specific goals. Great work.

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio


      Thanks for stopping by. Hope everything is going well for you in the challenge.

    • glendoncaba profile image


      8 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse

      I am doing the rounds so just stopping by to say hello.

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Sunforged, thanks for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate all of the support from you and the other challengers.

    • sunforged profile image


      8 years ago from

      I appreciate that writing ability is one of factors worthy of improving , thats not often mentioned! I join you in that goal. Looks like a busy couple of days, when you are free this weekend please join the challenge at the 60Dc forum for some preliminary group events and discussion.

      From what I read above from Faybe Bay, it seems you have selected some great topics and have inside knowledge, congrats!

    • pakpub profile image


      8 years ago from Ohio

      Hope you reach all your goals for the 60dc. Welcome!

    • Faybe Bay profile image

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Welcome to the 60 day challenge Johnyater! I am looking forward to reading your hubs as I am a construction worker by trade and those subjects are very valuable. I would suggest adding tags that involve unions and construction as well as the companies humagaia suggested. When my superintendent needs something,(equipment, material, or safety info) his first search is always a Google search.

    • prasetio30 profile image


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good to see you here, John. I see great plan from you. Thanks for share with us.

    • kaltopsyd profile image


      8 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Hello, johnyater. Allow me to introduce myself... I'm the horrible person who hopped aboard the Hub challenge train 2 days late... Nevertheless, here I am. :-)

      Best of luck to you on your challenge!

      -K. Alto

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Money Glitch, I also believe we will not only learn from this challenge but it will serve as a good networking opportunity

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Hi johnyater, we have some of the same goals and I'm look forward to working with you and I really feel that we will learn a lot from sunforged and the rest of the team. Best wishes. :)

    • couponalbum profile image


      8 years ago from Sunnyvale, CA

      You have a very good plan. Keep it up. You have some very good hubs out there. Joining your fanclub and would like to invite you to join mine. :)

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Thanks for all of the kind words every one. I am sure together we will all suceed.

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This will be my first 60 day challenge and I am looking forward to working with you and the group. Best of luck.

    • Wendy Krick profile image

      Wendy Krick 

      8 years ago from Maryland

      I'm looking forward to being in this "mastermind" group with you! Good Luck!

    • Dobson profile image


      8 years ago from Virginia

      So good to get to know you. I expect to learn and grow our portfolio together!

    • Jane@CM profile image


      8 years ago

      Hey johnayater, I look forward to working with you on the challenge.

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      enlightenedsoul, thanks for the warm welcome. I am also stoked about entering into this challenge with you and all of the challengers. This will be a great opportunity for all of us to learn and help each other exceed our goals!

    • englightenedsoul profile image


      8 years ago

      Welcome aboard johnyater. I am excited to work on this challenge with you and I really like your way of thinking, it is similar to mine. I also decide my goals this way!!I am sure you would succeed!!!

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Cagsil, I also am looking forward to working with you. While I do plan on learing alot I tend to pick up things very quickly.

      I don't believe that I have overestimated the amount I wish to gain, but only time will tell. My logic behind my the increases are like this. Once I have written 30 or more hubs my total hubs will have increased by 200%. One would consider it reasonable that 200% increase in hubs would in time increase hub views and hopefully adsense a similiar amount. I added 70% on top of that to make it a challenge and that is how I came up with the 10,000 page views and adsense payout each month. An increase in the amount of 270%.

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      lisabeaman, we will learn together as there are many veterns is this challenge that willing to help.

    • Cagsil profile image


      8 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Johnyater, I look forward to working with you on the challenge and by the looks of it, you have a lot on your plate to learn. I do hope you haven't over-estimated the value you want to gain. I am new to the 60 Day Challenge, so my expectations are quite limited, but do realize that the increase in traffic and revenue is the ultimate goal. I hope you gain what you want and I have faith in you to obtain your goals. Good luck going forward. :) Nicely written hub log. :)

    • lisabeaman profile image


      8 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      Johnyater - Good luck in the challenge! I have a lot to learn as well, but you mentioned somethings in your hublog that I haven't even heard of! Oh my! Even more things to learn... Looking forward to learning and improving and accomplishing my goals alongside you and the others.

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Billy thanks for stopping by and I look forward to working with you.

    • Boomer60 profile image


      8 years ago

      johnyater, welcome to the team! Thought I had already stopped in to introduce myself, but when I read your profile I was sidetracked by the fact we had so much in common.

      Good-Luck with the challenge and don't hesitate to ask if you need any help!

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Billy, The team is shaping up nicely and I am glad that you are in. Heres to exceeding our goals and expectations.

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Sufi,I am looking forward to working with you also. I really enjoy your writing and it has been a pleasure to follow you. I assume by overlap you are referring to the hoist and crane hubs. I am aware of them and actually have allready linked to them in my material handling hub. For those two subjects I will most definitely write with a different spin and target different long tail keywords so that we are not in direct competition.

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      8 years ago

      Johny I look forward to working with you and achieving our goals together as a team. Thanks for the tag tip too. :)

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Deborah, Thanks for the welcome. I look forward working with you.

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      LeanMan thanks for wishing me luck. I have enjoyed your lean hubs and look forward to more. Keep up the good work!

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      wavegirl, thanks for the warm welcome. Will take you up on the offer for help.

    • Sufidreamer profile image


      8 years ago from Sparti, Greece

      Great to have you with us, John.

      It looks like we may have an area of overlap which is fantastic for promoting Hubs.

      Really looking forward to working with you :)

    • Deborah Demander profile image

      Deborah Demander 

      8 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Welcome to the team. I look forward to working with you.


    • LeanMan profile image


      8 years ago from At the Gemba

      Good luck in your endeavors Johnyater, been following your writing for a while so will be looking forward to your new stuff..

    • wavegirl22 profile image


      8 years ago from New York, NY

      johnater - welcome to the amazing 60dc - the return. Looking forward to working with you and just remember that help from anyone of challengers is just one click away!

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Rookie & pdh, glad to know you both, and looking forward to helping you reach your goals.

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      8 years ago from US

      Hi johnyater, I am happy to be working with you, Maita

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      Smart Rookie 

      8 years ago

      Glad to have you as a fellow challenger. Good luck to you!

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Pandoras Box & Irohner thanks for the welcome and I look forward to suceeding with you both.

    • lrohner profile image


      8 years ago from USA

      Welcome to the group, and I totally look forward to making it through this challenge with you!

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      Pandoras Box 

      8 years ago from A Seemingly Chaotic World

      Nice to meet you there Johnnyater. I gotta say, you're off to a good start on your own, looking at your stats, so I'm sure after this challenge you'll be getting just tons of traffic! Looking forward to working with you.

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Mutiny, looking forward to working with you also.

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      8 years ago from Arlington, VA

      Johnater, It will be nice working with you through the challenge! Good luck!

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      shaz, thanks for the warm welcome. I stumbled upon the last challenge too late, but followed it from the sidelines and learned quite a bit while doing so. I am excited about participating in this challenge and suceeding by helping others suceed.

    • johnyater profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Humagaia,thanks for the advice. I also am looking forward to working with you and the rest of the challengers.

    • shazwellyn profile image


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      This journey will provide you experience and expertise far greater than you can imagine. I am one of the original 60dcers and can say that it changed me in my outlook on seo.

      Welcome to the team!

      *United we stand, divided we fall* We will succeed with 60dc!

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      Charles Fox 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      As you are focussing on your professional subject may I ask if you have, as yet, made a list of all of your professional contacts, potential contacts and companies in the business of procuring such equipment. It is wise to focus some attention on these in the first place as they may be a paramount source of readership and sales. Traffic is one thing but with large ticket items as you are focussing on just one targeted sales could achieve your monthly sales income target many times over.

      I look forward to working with you on the 60DC2.


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