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The 60 Day Challenge Return– Learning How to Increase Online Traffic and Improve Affiliate Sales

Updated on June 25, 2011

Improve Money Making Potential

I believe that taking the 60 Day Challenge will help me reach my ultimate goals of learning how to increase online traffic, and improve affiliate sales. In the beginning, really was not sure if anyone would be interested in my hubs on HubPages. It took over a month before I made that first dollar; and about seven months to get the 1st Adsense payout. Needless to say, over half my hubs do not generate money and would really like to improve my overall money making potential.

During this 60 day challenge I will be logging struggles and successes alike in order that this might become a learning guideline for others. One struggle that concerns me is the fact that I’m a slow writer; while many Hubbers can produce hubs in a matter of hours most of my money making hubs took me days to write. So I see this as one huddle that I would like to overcome rather quickly.

Another Hurdle – So Why Take the 60 Day Challenge Return

Never participated in the 30 Day Challenge and missed out on the last 60 Day Challenge; nonetheless, I’ve read and studied a lot of hubs written by sunforged, darkside, and Mark Knowles. Some of the hubs that I've studied from these experienced writers are found in the next section.  While I’ve learned a lot from these hubbers as well as others; there’s still a lot to learn about keywords, SEO, and online marketing. And to be honest with you most of the IM language goes right over my head and this could be looked upon as another hurdle for me to overcome.

However, an individual must be willing to take on a challenge like this one in order to elevate oneself to another level of learning and understanding. You might ask, “So why take on this hurdle?” – And my answer is, “Why Not?” Nothing can ever be won if you are not willing to jump into the game. "There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself." Michael F. Staley

My Online Writing Goals

Will admit to being somewhat proud and in awe of my accomplishments within the last year, since I knew absolutely nothing about writing online. However, there are still goals that need to be attained and my goals for this 60 Day Challenge are:

1) Increase Online Traffic - Develop 30 additional quality hubs within 30 days in order to generate more online traffic. Would like to increase my page views from around 500 a day to over 1,000.

2) Improve Promotional Skills - This is truly an area that needs a lot of improving. In the past have very minimal exposure on socialmedia groups like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Generally create backlinks with Diggs and StumbleUpon; and occasionally RedGage and SheToldMe.

3) Improve Affiliate Sales - Amazon sales are almost none existent. Would like to start generating some income from this affiliate. Would also like to learn about promoting other affiliate programs. And would love to receive Adsense payouts monthly rather than bi-monthly.

Anticipation of Winning

As with most of the challenges I’ve participated here at HubPages, I’m entering the 60 Day Challenge with the anticipation of coming out on top with additional knowledge of improving my writing skills in addition to learning how to increase online traffic, develop promotional skills, and improve Affiliate Sales. To reach these goals my overall plans are to:

  • Develop a strategy for keeping up with the writing assignment of 30 hubs. This means there should be at least seven hubs a week to keep up with the 30 hubs in 30 day requirement.
  • To remain positive, focused, and not discouraged on getting the task done in a timely fashion.

So Begins the Journey and My 60 Day Challenge Log

Based on a book by Marsha Sinetar titled “Do What You Love, the Money will Follow,” I will be continuing my writing on health and fitness, longevity, and alternative medicines. However, I view myself as being a very versatile writer so there may be hubs on holidays, ice swimming, crockpot cooking, and or domestic violence as those articles have been successful in the past as well.

Hubs' Stats

Finding the Right Balance is Part of the Key to Winning...

And the Challenge Begins...

Week One

Whoopee! Mid-day Monday August 16, 2010, however, did not discover this until midnight prior to calling it a night. Played Ms. Social Butterfly, hub hopping and meeting other 60DC Hubbers only to discover there was other work to be done. Needless to say, a hub was not completed.

August 17th - Was spent frantically attempting to read and learn what to do next. It really pays to know someone who has taken the challenge before and that way an individual does not have to overloaded sunforged with all the 'newbie questions' like "where do I find the private forum?" Thanks for your patience Miata, (prettydarkhorse).

August 18th - Finally caught up on everything that should have been done on Monday, Tuesday at the latest. I think :0 Now onward to creating the hubs....

August 19th – Started my first hub however, fell asleep with the laptop in my lap and hands on the keyboard. LOL! Too bad I haven’t learned to type unconsciously, yet.

August 20th – Woo Hoo, almost finished my first hub about 4:00 a.m. this morning. Now I’ve got to get a little sleep and then go about my weekend duties.

August 21st - Got some much need support today from wavegirl22 who reached out and sent a ‘just checking on you’ quick e-mail. In response I was able to vent my concerns of finding balance between writing and having family obligations. Shari, thanks for the advice and hublove; it was very much appreciated. J That’s one thing that is good about being on a team, one can always learn from those that have done what you are attempting to accomplish.

August 22nd – O.k. another day and another hub started, sincerely hoping to spend time in the forums today and catching up on what else needs to be done. I’m letting my first hub marinate a little prior to publishing. Week one is almost over and I’m still juggling attempting to find a good balance between writing and being personable with family, fans/followers, friends, and co-workers.

August 24th - Wow the end of week one and the beginning of week two. Where did the time go? Only managed to accomplish 3 hubs this week (one 2 showing the third is still unpublished). Needless to say, hopefully next week will be less busy. Thinking of changing my strategy a little as well... Well here goes...

Week 2 - Reality of the Challenge

August 27th - They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well I think this one says it all. The reality of the challenge at hand becomes real and in some ways a little overwhelming. Very frustrated that some of the steps and tools are still somewhat unclear in my mind . Feeling the way I did when I began my online education. Lots of long hours and blank stares at the computer. In some ways still working on week one. However, I'm determined to keep pushing forward....

August 30th - Woo Hoo, alright! Received a Google Adsense payout today. Now, the vision becomes clear again as to why this challenge is so important to win.... Completed one hub that I just published and finishing up on another two that hopefully I can publish tomorrow. But, for now enjoying the bliss of receiving money for all the effort put forth. :)

OMG - Week Three - Will I Make It?

It's hard to believe that the team is entering into the 3rd week of the challenge and after this evening I will have only published 7 hubs counting this one. Needless to say, the way I feeling is depicted in the picture to your right. "I'm late, I'm late, will I make that all important date?" OMG!

However, I choose to stay focused on the vision and celebrate the fact that I got my very 1st payout today from Amazon sales. And I will be receiving another one for at the end of September. Woo Hoo!

September 6th - Wow, the game plan for having a productive weekend was shot to h#ll. Had computer problems all weekend and could not figure out what it was until today. Somehow the last FireFox update did not complete properly. Therefore, I could not create hubs. It took me a long time to figure out exactly where the problem was. Ugghhrrrrrrr!

Noooo - Week Four - and I'm sooo Behind

September 7th - It is hard to believe that this is the week that in seven days everyone should have completed the 30 hubs/30 days. This is definitely the part of the race where one feels the burn, wonders what is over the hill ahead, and will I make it to the finish line. Hopefully this week some way some how will be more productive than the past three. Definitely have observed some concerns, however, I will wait and post at the end of the 30 day journey.

September 15th - Wow, 30 days have came and gone and I am so far behind on producing 30 hubs that it not funny.  For about the last 10 days, I've had computer problems and connecting to the internet problems.  My cable/internet service decided to do an upgrade and I have been without access for 3 of those 10 days.  Well, I've decided not to stop, because I don't like quitting.  So let's do a recap of what has been accomplished in this 30 days and see what the next 30 days bring.

Recap of the Challenge

I have really had some tough blows during this race to win the 60 day challenge. And to be honest right now it appears in some ways that I am losing badly. I only have 14 hubs completed (2 of which have not even been published yet) within the first 30 days.

Lessons Learned

In every circumstance there are lessons to be learned. What I've learned within this challenge so far is that "Life is going to happen and lots of times you can not control the giant you will be facing." Unfortunately, I had no way of foreseeing computer and internet problems that would require so much of my time and cause me to be so much further behind.

Of course, when you see how big the giant really is you can choose to stand and keep fighting or run away and quit. I'm choosing to stand and keep kicking at the knees of this challenge that is if sunforged and the rest of the team will have me.

I hope you don't view the following stats as bragging because I'm not that type of a person. However, in order to keep moving forward one must take a look at where you are:

  • One of the small successes is that I've had an article on the Front of HubPages I believe everyday since the challenge started. Some days 2 and 3 hubs, which I consider to be an honor.
  • Here's my hub stats that reflect the changes for the last 30 days....

Week Five - Revived and Ready for Round Two...

September 16 - O.k. as stated earlier, I'm not quitting, I want to see what the next 30 days bring. Obviously from the stats, although I'm moving slow, there has been a good change in the overall stats. So here we go again....

September 21 - Another week is gone and I'm still behind in many areas. Only about half the hubs that I should have completed last week.  But, I've learn from the work industry that some projects never get "caught-up" and many never end on time.

Week Six - No Time for Discouragement..

September 22 - Now not only am I behind on the hubs but the promotion of them as well.  Uggggh, can I have 90 days please...  Quotes to keep me moving forward this week…

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill

“Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit.” - Unknown

One must Believe in Winning from the Beginning

At the End of the Journey

Although, it will be 60 days before this challenge is over; I believe that an individual must conceive from the beginning that the goal can be accomplished in order to have a positive end results.

60 Day Challenge - Returns
60 Day Challenge - Returns


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    • daisydayz profile image

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      6 years ago from Cardiff

      Well I decided to personally test myself with the 30/30 challenge this month, but as with you I found that life got a little in my way, as I had a pile of other work dropped on me that sadly had to take priority. So it is very unlikely I will get a finished 30 up by the end of my 30 days (although I am tacking a few days out to go away and will add these days on when I get back) I think I will manage around 20 which is more than I usually get up in a month. And I have seen an increase in traffic although nothing as large as yours, I am still happy with what I have acheived so far, and think I will probably test myself again when I think I will have less work on my hands.

    • Money Glitch profile imageAUTHOR

      Money Glitch 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Hi Claudia Tello; LOL, no I haven't gotten faster. As a matter of fact, I have not had time for writing for quiet some time... :0

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      Claudia Tello 

      7 years ago from Mexico

      I am also a slow hub writer, how are you doing with your production these days? Did you get faster?

    • Money Glitch profile imageAUTHOR

      Money Glitch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @Manju -Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      @dmilesut - Thanks for commenting. No I'm in the process of writing so within a few days. :)

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      7 years ago

      Pretty cool hub. Have you written any hubs lately?

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      7 years ago

      I have been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

      bookmarked for future reference

      and definitely I shall notify your hub to my facebook and twitter friends.

      Thank you.

      God Bless :)

    • Money Glitch profile imageAUTHOR

      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      LOL, I guess I do need to tell the ending. Well, here's a short summation. I was not able to complete the 30 hubs in 30 days not even in 60 days. Spend a lot of time researching and nursing my hubs, just couldn't figure out a way to mass produce them.

      Will definitely have to finish this hub with the whole story one day soon. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • gr82bme profile image


      8 years ago from USA

      So how did you do? I could never write that many in that time. If I did they would not be very good

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Hi Andrew, I'm glad you have found this hub useful. And I agree Mark and SunForged's hubs have assisted in the knowledge that I've gained so far. Thanks for the read. :)

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      8 years ago from Zion

      This hub is quite insightful, truly, Mark and SunForged hubs have taught me a lot on healthy methods of getting targeted web traffic. Thanks.

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Hey bgamall, the 60dc2 has about 3 more weeks to go. And then I'm not sure how long before the actual results will show. But check back I will continue to post updates. Thx for stopping by and commenting. :)

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      Gary Anderson 

      8 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      So what was the outcome? Lots of sales?

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for the encouraging words glendoncaba and good luck to you on your quest as well. :)

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      8 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse

      Go on and finish the 30. I'm in the same boat. 10 to go.

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      I am pleased with the quality output, but I do wish I could have finished the 30 in 30. I probably could have done it, but the quality would not have been there. Finding balance between the two is still something I'm struggling with. :( Thanks for stopping by sunforged and commenting. :)

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      8 years ago from

      i love this log - fun to follow along with, very impressive and quality output you have had these past 30 days!

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Thanks gr82beme for the read and rating. :)

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      8 years ago from USA

      Great info. Will rate up and bookmark. Well done!

    • Money Glitch profile imageAUTHOR

      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Hi Pro, Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great weekend. :)

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      Pro Design Source 

      8 years ago

      MG - Congrats on your success so far! I've noticed a lot of your hubs on the featured pages, so that is awesome!

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      You, know it really amazes me, how many people get on HP with all the answers, but "no proof in the pudding" per say. Obviously you are very new here.

      Please refrain from placing links to your own personal New hubs on a fellow hubber's work. Most consider it to be rude, lots of hubbers will delete your comments and identify you as a spammer if you do it too often. Much success to you. :)

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      8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Affiliate marketers should also learn to tap the power of Facebook ads. Facebook has 500 million active users and you can customize your ads to target specific user interest, what could be more powerful than that?

      Read this hub -->

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Thanks so much Deborah, I have a lot of newbies that follow me so I'm hoping that my being candid will in some indirect way help them to find this hub useful for whatever endeavors they pursue here on HP. You and I both know there is way more to it than just a 'good hubscore.' Thanks for stopping by. Namaste.

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      Deborah Demander 

      8 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      You can do this! Welcome to the team. I enjoyed your honesty in this hub.


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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @Katiem2 - Hi Katiem, LOL! I hope your vision is right. Wow, you do did the 30dc I've got to stop by. Congrats on your success and thanks for stopping by and offering your support. :)

      @glendoncaba - Sounds great to me. Let's go for it! :)

    • glendoncaba profile image


      8 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse

      Hi Money Glitch!

      Let's see if we can make some money together.

    • katiem2 profile image


      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      I just finished my 30 day challenge. Good luck and Best Wishes as you'll be great and do amazing your contributions to HubPages and the world in general are valued and appreciated as your content is fab. I invision you doing amazing things. :)

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @nifty@50 - Thanks nifty for stopping by for a read and thanks for the well wishes. :)

      @MorganF - Best of luck to you to, Morgan F. Let's win! :)

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      Morgan F 

      8 years ago from USA

      Best of luck Money Glitch!

    • nifty@50 profile image


      8 years ago

      Great hub! Best of luck with the 60 DC! I just can't find the time to participate, but will be following with interest from the sidelines!

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @pakpub - Thanks so much pakpub, I really look forward to working with you. :)

      @viking305 - Thanks for stopping by Viking and I'm glad you enjoyed the read. I look forward to working and learning with you during this challenge. :)

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      L M Reid 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      Hello Money Glitch and welcome to the challenge. I too have taken up the challenge for the first time.

      I enjoyed reading this hublog and look forward to working with you here Good Luck. I love your quote too 'One must Believe in Winning from the Beginning'

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      8 years ago from Ohio

      Good luck with your 60 DC goals! Welcome!

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @enlightenedsoul - Awe enlightenedsoul, you are making me blush with your kind comments, thanks for the compliments. This is one thing that is great about team collaborations, (each individual has a 'significant quality' to offer the team. Wishing you all the success as well. :)

      @kingkhan - Hi King, thanks for stopping by. :)

      @Faybe Bay - Hi Faybe, thanks for all the words of wisdom and encouragement. I'm sure you will reach your page view goals during the challenge. I am so looking forward to working with and learning all that I can for everyone on the team. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @sexyladydee - Hi Dee, thanks for the well wishes, and good luck on your quest of 30/30. Way to go! :)

      @lisabeaman - Hi Lisa, thanks so much for the connection and I look forward to working with you as well. :)

      @kaltopsyd - Hi kalto, I look forward to working with you and the rest of the team as well. :)

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      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Hi Money Glitch! You have a leg up on me, 500 views a day? I would be happy with 100 a day, but I have been getting closer to that lately. I love your 60 day challenge hub log and see your online writing goals are well within your reach! You needn't worry about speed of writing if your hubs are quality hubs they will get the traffic you desire without a problem. Devoting days to your hub means that you are a perfectionist. This is an asset! It's also an area that can actually help you! If you check out Waynet's challenge log, you'll see how he does the research and writes multiple hubs in the same vein. This is a technique I have yet to master, but will be working on this time around, and one that will benefit you as well.

      Great luck in the challenge and in achieving your goals, then surpassing them!

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      8 years ago

      great hub and accept the challenge

    • englightenedsoul profile image


      8 years ago

      The first image says it all and it will surely happen. I am glad that you joined this challenge. I am sure the participants would have lot to learn from you especially how to get your hub on the front page of hubpages and in the hot hubs tab. You are terrific writer and I am really looking forward to work and interact with you on this challenge. Wish you all the success!!

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

      Hello Money Glitch. Allow me to belatedly wish you good luck on the challenge. I'm excited to work with you and the other challengers.

      -K. Alto

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      8 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      Hi Money Glitch! Welcome to the team. I just realized that you were on it. I'll add a link to your hublog on mine. It'll be great working with you on the challenge! Hope you do well in accomplishing your goals!

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      8 years ago from Upstate NY

      Good luck! I am in the middle of my first 30/30 hub challenge and I was contemplating continuing on for 60/60 after reading your hub I know that I can. So why not. Again good luck.

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @Boomer50 - Hi Boomer, hehe, I like that avatar name. :) Thanks for the add to your hub and the well wishes. Best of luck to you in accomplishing your goals as well. :)

      @msorensson - Hi msorensson, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. :)

      @Dobson - Hi Dobson, there's really no secret! I've just read a lot of hubs by the really successful hubbers like the ones mentioned above; and attempted to follow their suggestions, i.e. make a lot of genuine comments, interacted within the forums, and write quality hubs. "Content, content, content is the king," is something they all say. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a complimentary comment. :)

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @prettydarkhorse - Hi Maita, always a pleasure to hear from you my friend. I am really excited about getting to chat with you on a regular bases again. Take Care!:)

      @johnyater - Hi johnater, thanks for your support and I am really looking forward to working with you towards our team effort. Thanks for stopping by. :)

      @TattoGuy - Hi moi friend, thanks for the reminder. I think Ive already signed up for Reddit, however, just forgot about it. Thanks my teacher, I promise to make you proud. xoxo :)

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      8 years ago from Virginia

      I will be watching to see what tactics have made you successful up to now. I like your use of pictures, it really jazzes up the hub!

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      8 years ago

      Beautiful hub and I love the simple way you put down your goals!!

    • Boomer60 profile image


      8 years ago

      Welcome aboard the 60dc team Money Glitch! Your goals fall in-line for what is ahead of you. Nice hub-log. I did post you on my hub-log. Thanks for the visit and Good-Luck achieving your goals.

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      8 years ago

      Digg is ok for a backlink MG but if you want to increase your traffic join Reddit, I get a lot of traffic from Reddit plus I got 2 good links from it to my Greattattoos website. Just dont post more than 2 a day or they get annoyed lol. Trust yer Teacher, joining Reddit will increase yer traffic, nice hub btw ; ) xox

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      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      MG, you have a great attitude. I am also positive that you will achieve your goals.

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      8 years ago from US

      Hi M, Good to be working with you! Gotta see your sexy avatar more often, Take care, Maita

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @Pandoras Box - Hi PB, it's nice to meet you and I look forward to working with you as well. :)

      @lakeerieartists - Hi, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting I am glad to be a part of the team and looking forward to the journey. :)

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      Paula Atwell 

      8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Love your positive attitude on this project. Glad to have you on our team.

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      Pandoras Box 

      8 years ago from A Seemingly Chaotic World

      Hi there MG. Looking forward to working with you.

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @Ingenira - Hi Ingenira, thanks for the well wishes! :)

      @Wendy K - Hi Wendy, welcome aboard, I look forward to getting to know you during our online writing journey. Best wishes. :)

      WOW, now that was a lot of HubLove thanks again everyone for stopping by. Know that I'm pulling for you in your endeavors as well. :)

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @Chin chin - Hi Chin chin, it's great to see ya! I for one believe you are ready for the challenge now. Of course, I will be sure to share the details along the way. Thanks for stopping by and cheering me on. :)

      @LeanMan - Hey LeanMan Best wishes to you as well on your journey to passive income. :)

      @humagaia - Hi Humagaia thanks for adding me to your list. It is great to meet you and best wishes on the challenge. :)

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @samson1 - LOL, "Friends are all I've made so far." It took me a minute to get this sentence. But, hey samson, we all have been there. Keep hanging on, it will happen for you, just keep reading hubs, participating in the forums, and writing the rest will come. Thanks for your support my friend. :)

      @diabetesreporter - Wow D.R.! Thanks for provding such useful information. I will definitely check into your suggestions. Thanks for commenting. :)

      @Pamela99 - Whoopee, that's great Pam, we can lean on and support each other as always. Glad to see you here. :)

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      @Wavegirl - Hey Wavegirl, I am happy to have made this challenge, thanks for the welcome. :)

      @shazwellyn - Hi Shaz, I agree with a team pulling together, we will accomplish great things. LOL, I like the idea, "Watch out Google - here we come!" Thanks for the support. :) - Hey Psychic, great to see ya, thanks for stopping by. :)

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      Wendy Krick 

      8 years ago from Maryland

      Hi Money Glitch. I'm glad you signed up. I just did too. You are going to do great! Best Wishes.

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      8 years ago

      Good Luck ! :)

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      Charles Fox 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Money Glitch, just added you to my list of 60DC2 participants. I'm sure you will achieve your online writing goals.

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      8 years ago from At the Gemba

      Welcome aboard the challenge, best of luck.

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      Chin chin 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      Wishing you all the best, Money Glitch. I think you will come out a winner at the end as you will learn a lot of things along the way. I am not yet ready to take that challenge, maybe someday, I'll follow your lead.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Money glitch, I'm glad to see you in the 60 day challenge as i just decided to try it as well. I think our goals are about the same. Best of luck. I think it will be great.

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      8 years ago from Eureka, California

      Congrats! Am sure that you will do great. Like you mentioned in your article, some people are naturally (or by training) fast writers. Those people should obviously stick to the way they are doing things.

      Many others though are much faster when it comes to "writing" by using dictation. I think that one reason for this is because most humans speak much faster than they can type, and the delay of getting your thoughts on to paper can lead people to lose their train of thought and interrupt their natural work flow.

      If you (or anyone else) fall into the latter category, I would highly suggest trying out "writing orally" a few times to see if it improves the speed and/or quality of their work.

      There are a couple of ways of doing this. The simplest (and cheapest) is simply to use a voice recorder or dictation machine, then transcribe your work to print later on. This is obviously is pretty slow and cumbersome though.

      The other method would be to use a computer microphone and some type of voice recognition software that would automatically transcribe everything for you. Some of the software is not highly accurate, but you will need to go back and edit everything later on, anyway.

      There are a few (expensive) software solutions for Windows or the Mac. However, I would suggest simply downloading a free Linux operating system such as Ubuntu that provides such software for free. You can usually install most Linux operating systems side-by side on the same computer that you use to run Windows, or download one of their "Live CDs", which can also be run on a thumb drive without the need to access your hard drive at all. The Live versions run a lot slower, but are good for demo purposes. Either way, it's fast, easy and free. Hope this helps!

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      8 years ago from Tennessee

      voted up & useful! 'you go girl'. Had thought about it (60DC), but don't feel I'm quite ready to tackle, yet. Friends, are all I've made so far...

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      8 years ago

      Go Money Glitch, you deserve it!

    • shazwellyn profile image


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Greetings dear MoneyGlitch and wonderful to have you onboard. You will speed up your writing technique - you see! Practice makes perfect! Joining the 60dc, you will find the more you put into the team, the more you will get out. *united we stand, divided we fall* ... and we WILL SUCCEED! Watch out Google - here we come!

    • wavegirl22 profile image


      8 years ago from New York, NY

      Welcome on Board MG - glad to see you taking the challenge!


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