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The Hubpages 60 Day Challenge

Updated on June 14, 2011

Now starting our second challenge...Aug 2010

The Team Building Process has begun show your serious interest in beginning this group collaborative - please peruse this info from the last challenge and create a new hublog in response to the following question...

The 60 Day Challenge - The Return - who's in?

see examples of Hub logs --> 60dc Logs

See the whole layout of the past challenge at 60 day Challenge Curriculum

An official Updated 60DC Challenge - the Return Intro will be released shortly, just giving a notice for all who are interested that the game is afoot

What is a 60 Day Challenge?

Most Hubpage users are familiar with the 30 day challenge, a personal goal of creating 30 hubs in 30 days.

Its a great concept that proves to each of us individually that our output can be much greater than we imagine. It also shows the power of personal goals.

But is it the best of challenges for optimal income generation. No, absolutely not. Its an incomplete challenge, so I am presenting the 60 day Challenge.

Phase 1: HubPages 60 Day Challenge

Just like the 30 Day challenge, we will be creating 30 Hubs in 30 days as the first phase.

Distinct differences:

A participant will select a minimum of 6 broad topics and a maximum of 10 topics that these Hubs will fall into. This topic selection will have important purposes later during the promotion process of the 60 day challenge.

After selecting your broad topics a participant will do their keyword research and begin writing their hubs at their own natural pace.

These broad topics will be used as your groups in the hub platform and as groups in our second phase of promotion.

Goal 1: Publish 30 Hubs in 30 days

Phase 2 : 60 Day Challenge

Taking a cue from HubPages old Flagship hub traffic bonus rules, we are going to spend at least 30 days (there is no reason not to start directly after publishing a new hub) attempting to get each hub to receive one view from 10 different sources.

Goal 2: Receive at least 1 view through 10 different sources after 60 days.

Once we reach 12 SERIOUS participants the challenge will begin

Will You participate in the 60 day Challenge?

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How to Participate in the 60 Day Challenge

After deciding you are going to commit to the 60 day Challenge, head on over to here:

Who wants to participate in the 60 Day Challenge

Select Answer this Question and create a hub. Pick any title you like..the hub will be a variation of a "capstone hub" another old HubPages program.

This hub will be your hubchallenge log, you will keep track of your publications and promotion efforts here. It will be a way for other 60 Day challengers to cheer you along and help in your promotion efforts.

Examples of Hublogs from the first 60 day Challenge -

These are just examples, there is no right or wrong way, and keeping live stats is not necessary at all for this challenge - our goal is a very broad set of traffic sources at the end of 60 days, and the ability to cheer each other on and keep us motivated.

Since this hub wont be finished yet, you can leave it unpublished, or even better write an intro paragraph that outlines your personal goals and gives something that the other 60 day challengers (April Challenge Team) can hold you to.

The other special addition will be the use of some group tags

  • taggety taggety (these will be revealed shortly)
  • taggety taggety too
  • taggety taggety three

Include these two (three) tags in each of your new hubs during the first phase (30 in 30) of your challenge. For each of these hubs add a rss capsule below your comments or pretty much anywhere you like and in the link bar place:

All of the challengers will do this, creating an inlink system similar to how the hubmob operates.

Benefits of 60 day challenge

The 60DC is:

This 60-day HubChallenge is more aggressive approach to writing hubs and following up with the proper promotion of them to optimize results. You will be strongly encouraged by your fellow hubbers to stick with it because it will benefit the entire group.

The 30 Day HubChallenge is like going to the gym a couple days a week where this 60 Day Challenge is like having a team with a personal trainer 7 days a week.

(Thank You - KCC Big Country)

As a smaller set of participants, we will actually be able to watch each others progress.

Once, 12 people show interest in participating, more detail will be given into HOW we will be able to assist each other in our promotion methods. An entire detailed Phase2 hub is in the works. For now, lets see if we have a dozen people capable of this commitment towards their own success

Hint: the promotion 30 days will take just as much effort as the first 30 days did!

You will walk out of this challenge with 30 new hubs that are properly optimized and backlinked at a minimum of 10 sources. With our powers combined all of our promotion efforts will be exponentially easier. We will assist each other towards our combined success.

Questions, Comments: Ask Away..

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      brtaiwo 7 years ago

      Can i do it alongside my 30 days challenge?

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      sunforged 7 years ago from

      Yes, consider it a 30 day challenge Plus. Work to write it...then work to make sure it is read.

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      Okay I am in. Just let me know when to start.

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      brtaiwo 7 years ago

      Can i do it alongside my 30 days challenge?

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      sunforged 7 years ago from

      If your in, be sure to click the poll, so I can have a quick reference to our numbers.

      And dont forget to reserve your log hub through the question link...this will be very important for communication between the participants later on.

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      Marisa Wright 7 years ago from Sydney

      I'm between contracts so should have no excuse for not doing 30 Hubs - however two reservations. One, my Hubs are likely to be on topics (like dance) that don't fit with anyone else's. Two, my two previous attempts resulted in only a handful of Hubs each time, so I'm concerned about my stickability. I'm going to have a think about this one.

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      Edweirdo 7 years ago from United States

      I did "30 in 30" my first month here, but my output has slowed since then, as I've spent my time optimizing those first hubs while adding a few more (which is also the point of this challenge). I'd like to participate, but have a question:

      Can I count the hubs I've written in the last few weeks towards my 30 hubs for Part 1, or can I only count hubs I create going forward as part of my new 30 for this challenge?

      And, PS, I LOVE this idea!

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      englightenedsoul 7 years ago

      I am in sunforged. I think it is a fantastic idea. By the way today morning I had published a hub, can that be counted in the 60 day challenge or do I need to write it again by clcking on answer this request created by you?? Would add the Rss feed right now. I am very excited and looking forward to it.

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      sunforged 7 years ago from

      @ Marisa, The fact that all your topics fall under the broad category of dance isnt a problem...the grouping is going to be primarily used for those who would otherwise had dozens of different themes within their 30. 30 hubs on dance could surely be separated into ( how-to, products, history of ..etc,) Im sure.

      Grouping will also help those who may have an issue with coming up with 30 topics ...having a set(personal) goal or topic for the day( like the contest?) makes the output much easier in my eyes.

      @edweirdo, sure, just pop the 60daychallenge tag and rss into your included hubs and be sure to try and have some general theme groups imagined and start your hublog for teh challenge...this step is important as I will use the log to help with our linking strategies later down the line..and from my own personal experience it is very useful in keeping motivated.

      Looks like we will have enough participants within the next days

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      sunforged 7 years ago from

      @enlightendsoul - the answer this request part is just for your hublog...which is a tool we will all use to cheer each other on and later use for link building.

      Any hubs you want to include as your first 30 in 30 phase - just add teh tags and an rss capsule (hidden below the comments is fine)

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      englightenedsoul 7 years ago

      Thank you so much. I would include the RSS right away and add tags. And I next time I would start my hub using your request. Not only would it help in maintaining my weblog but also would motivate me seeing others progress. Thank you so much!!

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      englightenedsoul 7 years ago

      Sunforged when I put the RSS feed it says no articles found. Is it because no hubs have yet been published or I am doing something wrong. I thought this hub would come up in the RSS feed. Sorry for acting so dumb and irritating you.

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      Edweirdo 7 years ago from United States

      This is great, sunforged! I've been trying to recapture the excitement and motivation I felt when I first signed up and took the 30 in 30 challenge.

      This seems like just the ticket!

      Tomorrow I'll answer the question and create my log hub...

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      sunforged 7 years ago from

      @enlightenedsoul - I dont irritate :) and there is no way that Im good enough to explain everything without leaving a few questions open!

      The rss feed just doesnt update immediately, give it a few hours, it will work!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for the offer and challenge but I can't work like that. I like to take my time to make sure it is what I like to write and post.

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      sunforged 7 years ago from

      @Hello, hello - Thank you for stopping by , the challenge is not for everyone.

      But I cant help but notice that you have published 300 hubs in under 8 months(240ish days) seem quite capable of working like this, ;D

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      SiddSingh 7 years ago

      Hi SF,

      Is there still room? I needed something like this to recharge my batteries!

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      sunforged 7 years ago from

      @SiddSingh, yes, there is still room! there has been a good level and mix of hubbers interested in the forum thread and comments, but only 1 has created a hublog and only 8 have responded to the poll , it looks like around 3 are using the 60dc tag .. So there is room, for sure! i am excited at the initial interest. Welcome!

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      rmr 7 years ago from Livonia, MI

      I'm going to give this a shot. Already set up my log, and researching some topics.

      Thanks for this!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      I recently finished the 30 day challenge. Thanks for the info on 60 days.

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      KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

      I think this a great idea! I have only one "complaint". In the text above you state "Unlike the 30 day challenge, quitting is discouraged". You seem to be implying that quitting is encouraged in the 30 day challenge. Can you explain what you mean? I take a lot of pride in promoting the 30 day Hub Challenge and I haven't seen evidence of anyone encouraging people to quit.

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      sunforged 7 years ago from

      hmmm, Perhaps that is ill-phrased. In this first 60 day challenge we will be a much smaller group than the 30dc, if someone falls off on completing it... whether in the writing or promotion phase, we will notice, and in some ways that will mean hurting the groups efforts.

      I intended to say something along the lines of this is a more "In your face" style challenge where we will push each other to achieve our set goals within a set time frame.In contrast the 30dc is at such a scale where its hard to tell whether someone actually completes or what benefits they received from trying.

      Ive been going to the gym a lot lately,so maybe the testosterone has gone to my head, and the whole "push" each other to scrape out that final effort thing is stuck in my mind.

      If you can suggest a revision, i will make it!

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      wordscribe41 7 years ago

      Sunforged, I'm SO in, if you still have room... Still reviewing the rules and rss stuff, but am totally into this!

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      Paula Atwell 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Debating, I will let you know.

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      KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

      I thought that was perhaps the case, Sunforged, but I didn't want others to take it the way it "sounded". If you make a comparison to the 30 day hub challenge, perhaps a gym analogy will help explain it. So, what I would say is something like this....

      This 60-day HubChallenge is more aggressive approach to writing hubs and following up with the proper promotion of them to optimize results. You will be strongly encouraged by your fellow hubbers to stick with it because it will benefit the entire group.

      The 30 Day HubChallenge is like going to the gym a couple days a week where this 60 Day Challenge is like having a team with a personal trainer 7 days a week.

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      De Greek 7 years ago from UK

      Wish you and all who take part GOOD LUCK. I shall be cheering you all on from my armchair :-)

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      N. Ramius 7 years ago

      I will compete. My log hub is up. Is it acceptable?

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      Daisydot 7 years ago

      I'd quite like to join - but I think you need a thread in the forum where we can weigh in with questions and/or ideas and help for each other.

      Just to get this straight - we make 30 hubs on no more than 10 topics - and then we have to ensure that each hub gets traffic from 10 separate sources, right? Do all the different Googles count as separate sources of traffic, eg Google UK, etc etc?

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      sunforged 7 years ago from

      @Daisydot - there is a forum thread and a question visible in the related questions to the right


      and google is just one source

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      pakpub 7 years ago from Ohio

      I am definitely doing this 60 day challenge.

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      Kidgas 7 years ago from Indianapolis

      I will go and create my 60 dc Hub and will gladly offer up my blog as a source of an RSS feed.

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      Deborah Demander 7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      I would like to join if it's not too late? Thanks.

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      Barry Rutherford 7 years ago from Queensland Australia

      same here !

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      KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

      I'm so excited for all of you participating! I'll be your biggest cheerleader! Thanks for the tweaking of the wording Sunforged. You guys are going to skyrocket with this. I look forward to catching the next wave!

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      oderog 7 years ago from Nairobi

      Great, am ready for this challenging challenge

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      celticmelody 7 years ago from Chicago IL

      Ok. I'm in if it is not too late! I'm such a newbie; I'm still trying to figure out the whole posting and including links and pictures thing.

      BUT, there's nothing like jumping in with both feet. Perhaps, those participating could post what their ..uh...challenges are to the challenge and we can help each other finish the challenge?

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      Shane Brown-Daniels 7 years ago from Jamaica

      Is it too late to jump on-board? I originally was a part of the 30-day challenge. Would love to be a part of the team.

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      Jule Romans 7 years ago from United States

      I just want to say that I will be watching with interest.

      :-) If you do another 60dc in the summer, I will join immediately. Too hard to do this during the school year. Darn kids actually want COMMENTS on their papers. Haha.

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      rmcrayne 7 years ago from San Antonio Texas

      I'll be peeping in for ideas for promoting my existing hubs. I did 28 hubs in 28 days for the contest, plus 4 hubmob roundup hubs. I feel a little burned out, and have vowed to curtail writing new hubs, and knuckle down and do some backlinking with Xomba, SheToldMe, etc on my current portfolio per your recommendations on some of your previous hubs. I made my first AdSense payout 22 Mar, and hope to make monthly payout by my 1 yr HP anniversary.

      Best of luck to everyone on the 60 DC.

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      kev8 7 years ago

      Great idea!!Looking forward to seeing the outcome!!

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Just stopped by to read and leave a comment link for your success my friend! Great to be a part of the team :)

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      thebeacon 7 years ago from Santa Rosa, California

      Great Idea... I am in. It seems like I already spent half a day on my hubpages.

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      DinnerMom 7 years ago from Central Florida

      This sounds like a wonderful opportunity (particularly for a newbie such as myself.) Unfortunately, I was on vacation with my family last week and missed the sign-up. Please let me know if any openings occur. I will be cheering everyone on and trying to learn as well.

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      shazwellyn 7 years ago from Great Britain

      Just dropping by to add a link! Im in it to be my best!! :)

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      pmccray 7 years ago from Utah

      I will check this out. I don't participate in the hub 30 day contests, because I'm on this site to write and make money and just one offering of subject matter, will bore me to tears. This is when writers block will hamper my productivity. Thanks for the challenge.

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      N. Ramius 6 years ago

      What happens if we don't finish all 30 hubs? I'm behind and only have tomorrow left.

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      kerisilk 6 years ago from Mequon, WI

      This looks like fun and I am hoping I can jump in now. Are there any other late comers?

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      Don Simkovich 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      This is great to know about . . . so it's 30 Hubs in 30 days and then the next 30 days spent promoting strategically -- or like crazy? at least one view from 10 different sources. This alone motivates me to do more backlinking.

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      Ask Jan 6 years ago from

      I would like to do the 30 day-I need all the help I can get!

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      Paula Atwell 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      This is good. I need to study this stuff over the weekend so that I can catch up. Will read through this thoroughly tomorrow and Sunday and get my hublog set up. :)

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      sunforged 6 years ago from

      The general information in this Hub still holds true ..but each challenge does have its own slight modifications

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      wvierra 6 years ago from Collinsville

      I want to join this challenge but from the dates on the post I might have missed it. I already downloaded the hub bar. I would set up my rss feeds but you haven't suggested they tag words yet. unless taggety taggety are the tag words 8o). also I like to write all my hubs at once and do the keyword research before I post them, then I would most likely post them in a 2 to 3 days time frame.

      I am not to late am I.

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      sunforged 6 years ago from

      @wvierra - as long as the 60dc question is open, you are welcome to join - today is the start date and the last day for new member registration

      here: check the FAQ's on the bottom -

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      India Arnold 6 years ago from Northern, California

      Hoping I'm not to late? I just submitted my 60dc hub and am having difficulty posting it to the forum? I am a rookie so I expected something to happen. Any help would be appreciated. My hub is

      Thank you for your advice in advance.


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      LPStarr 6 years ago from near my computer :P

      OK, let me make sure I understand. I'm to create 30 hubpages in 30 days, record progress, get traffic from different places, making sure the hubs are in 6-10 categories and SEO researched? Anything I missed? Is it to late to commit? Will I get feedback to see if my hubs are any good, and how I can improve them? I'm in if it isn't too late.

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      sunforged 6 years ago from

      You got it pegged for the most part, but yes, it is to late for this particular 60dc - not just because of time more because we are at capacity for a manageable group.

      It will happen again.

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      LPStarr 6 years ago from near my computer :P

      OK, will you let me know about the next one?

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      SEXYLADYDEE 6 years ago from Upstate NY

      Please let me know about the next one. I am following you so I assume you will mention it. Good Luck!

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