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Ten Days on HubPages
Of course I am here to make money...
I am marking my first ten days on HubPages, and I am dying to know whether or not I'm moving in the right direction, and whether or not it will all just click in the end. I definitely observe slow improvements with each passing day. Here is where I stand.
Some statistics on my 10th day: 22 Hubs, 12 Followers, 30 Feedbacks, 45 HubKarma, 51 Comments, 4 Fan Mails, 17 cents.
My intent was to write three hubs a day, but with a full time job, and a working breed pup in the house, my time is limited. I cook from scratch as much as I possibly can, tend a garden, and have plenty of family commitments. I gave myself a permission to stick to 2 hubs a day, and it's working. I'm writing about topics that I am passionate about (writing comes easy to me, when I enjoy the subject), and I don't think this will be a struggle to keep up. I have written Hubs about Rottweilers, Dog Training, Cooking; I just barely scratched the surface with Books and Photography, and haven't even touched on Gardening. So, we are good here. I can write.
I have made money! The whopping 17 cents are credited to my name, thanks to HubPages Ads Program. I haven't seen anything from Google AdSense or Amazon, yet. My expectation is - if I can make 17 cents, I can make $1. If I can make $1, I can make $1,000. Let's see how that works out.
At least someone likes what I have to say. I am getting positive feedback in comments, I'm up to 30 Feedbacks split between Useful, Awesome, and Beautiful. I have Fan Mail (!), and I'm doting on each of the brave people that decided to follow me.
I have figured out how to use Google Keyword Tool, to add tags with most potential to attract readers to my hubs. I haven't seen any search engine traffic on my hubs yet, but I'm patient, and I'm hoping my diligence in selecting keywords will pay off, sooner rather than later.
When it comes to traffic on my pages, the vast majority of it comes from HubPages themselves (668 visits over the past 10 days), and just a few from Stumbleupon, on the measly number of articles I submitted to it.
I'm enjoying the community, and learning how to navigate the place. I like seeing what other people have to share, and feel like I have something to add to the articles that grab my attention. Today, I learned how to work with the Answers section of HubPages, and that feels like progress.
I'm giving myself till Christmas to reach my first $1,000. Is it too soon? Is it too ambitious? I guess we'll find out. I know I still have much to learn, but I am not afraid of the trial and error methods.
My strategy at the moment?
- Write 2 hubs a day.
- Participate in the community.
- Link to other helpful Hubs.
- Use Google Keywords Tool to attract the traffic outside of Hubpages.
Let's see if it will pay off...