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Writing Melbourne - Melbourne Hubpages Social Meetup

Updated on September 7, 2016
Ready and waiting....a hungry Suzanne waits at the table for the Melbourne Hubpage members to show up at 7.00pm
Ready and waiting....a hungry Suzanne waits at the table for the Melbourne Hubpage members to show up at 7.00pm

Writing Melbourne – The First Hubpages Meet in Australia

The first Hubpages social meetup was planned on Australia Day 2011 and was held in Melbourne on 17th February 2011 at the Stolberg Beer Café in Preston (197 Plenty Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia). A small group of four hubbers got together to share drinks, a nice meal and Hubpages strategies and goals for the next year.

For everyone not in the know, Hubpages is an online writing platform that encourages writers to earn a residual income very easily and in a fun way, with minimal restrictions on content. You write online, in a supportive community of writers, and you write what you want (within the minimal guidelines set by Hubpages ie, no porn). The Melbourne, Australia group was formed by enthusiastic hubbers who decided to get together and share strategies on how to succeed at online writing and online marketing of their articles.

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May, Suzanne and Jason smile for the camera!
May, Suzanne and Jason smile for the camera!

Who Are The Melbourne Hubpage Writers?

The Meet was a great one – we all received lots of information from each other and had fun putting forth ideas as a group. Holding the meeting in the beer garden of the Stolberg allowed us to accommodate everyone well with space and also provided pleasant surroundings which inspired new friendships.

Members who attended included Melbourne members:

Suzanne Day
Kangaroo Jase
May PL
Richard (May’s husband)

Congratulations to everyone on your participation in making the first Australian Hubpages social meetup a memorable experience.

Strategies At The Melbourne Hubpages Social Meet

After introducing ourselves, we excitedly discussed Hubpages strategies, including:

  • Tags
  • Backlinking & Traffic
  • RSS
  • Evergreen vs News
  • Genres & Topic Choices
  • Genre Trees & Capstone Hubs
  • Hubs which made us lots of money and traffic
  • Hubs which didn’t succeed and why

Group Input At The Melbourne Social Meet

May PL shared some great information on writing business topics, including the subject of graphic design, positive thinking, website development and business skills and goals. May also shared some secrets on traffic generation and the role of the internet as an information highway in hubs. Her knowledge helped us to see that information plays an integral part in attracting traffic, and that business subjects that are ultra-competitive can still succeed.

“Kangaroo” Jason examined genre trees and told us about his prolific hubs on “Magic - The Gathering” and about the importance of writing what he knew about and was interested in. Jason had a lot of expert knowledge to impart from his online adventures in the years before he discovered Hubpages. I’d even go so far as to say that Jason was also an expert in what Google looks for in hubs and how to go about pleasing the Internet god.

Suzanne mentioned strategies in creating ideal hubs, the importance of evergreen topics and handy tips on making the hubs work better. She was able to share strategies on how to make product hubs and craft and travel topics more successful. Suzanne talked about the importance of aesthetics and supported Jason with the Google mastery.

Richard, being new to Hubpages, shared his insider’s view on the financial world and financial publishing and received helpful information from everyone on how to build successful hubs. He is quite keen to get started and his mind was overflowing with great ideas to write about. We look forward to hearing from you soon, Richard!

All of us talked about our earnings and hubpages goals for the next year and all of us had interesting perspectives and viewpoints.

Some amazing Hubpages strategies and successes were shared at the Melbourne Hubpages Socialmeet in Australia. From left to right: "Kangaroo Jase", May PL and Richard (soon to be a prolific financial hubber).
Some amazing Hubpages strategies and successes were shared at the Melbourne Hubpages Socialmeet in Australia. From left to right: "Kangaroo Jase", May PL and Richard (soon to be a prolific financial hubber).

Our first Hubpages social meetup in Melbourne, Victoria, was inspiring to all…

Our social meetup at Stolberg was a great occasion where everyone benefited in some way. We enjoyed talking to each other and sharing with each other. All conversation was agreed to be kept confidential and copyrighted by the owner (ie, no one would copy). We developed a great respect for our fellow hubbers and look forward to meeting up again in a few months time.


Where would you like to see a Hubpages social meetup in future?

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Become a writer for Melbourne Hubpages and join our social group!

If you are a writer in Melbourne and would like to consider making money via a residual, online income stream that is fun and easy to do, take a tour or join Hubpages to get started making money for your writing!

PS – We will publish the next Hubmeet here when it is planned, as well as on the Hubpages meetup website.

PPS – Robin, we would love to get some “marketing materials” (ie, freebies) to distribute at our next social Hubmeet. What do you think?

© 2011 Suzanne Day

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    • travel_man1971 profile image

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Why can't we make it here in the Philippines? We planned it here in Naga City (Bicol region), but it didn't pushed through. Maybe next year, if my fellow hubbers here are not so busy with their jobs.

    • rebekahELLE profile image

      rebekahELLE 

      7 years ago from Tampa Bay

      Thanks for sharing your experience! It looks and sounds like you had a great time together. I love how you came prepared with learning strategies and your own best practices. I'm going to check out some of your hubs! I love how the HP community is so willing to share with one another. It makes it a special place to write and publish!

      Good work with this hub!

    • freecampingaussie profile image

      freecampingaussie 

      7 years ago from Southern Spain

      Anyone in the Perth area to meet up middle of March ??

    • simeonvisser profile image

      simeonvisser 

      7 years ago

      @Suzanne: That would be great. I'm not sure if I'll be back in Melbourne in a few months but in the long run I might be back there.

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      Robin Edmondson 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      Your Meetup sounded like a great success! Your group sounded amazing and so interesting. I wish we could have been there! We'd love to send out a bit of swag next time! We can chat when you get closer to the next Meetup date.

    • Suzanne Day profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Day 

      7 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Hi Jason, glad you enjoyed it! I also look forward to growing the Meet over the next few years and learning even more from the people we meet!

      Simeon: We would love to have you attend the next meetup, which will be in a few months and will be posted on this hub and on the Hubpages Meetup website ; )

    • simeonvisser profile image

      simeonvisser 

      7 years ago

      Nice to see people meeting up in Melbourne, Australia. Too bad I left that city a few months ago. But if there's a meetup next time I'd love to attend!

    • Kangaroo_Jase profile image

      Kangaroo_Jase 

      7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      G'Day Suzanne, May & Richard.

      Yep wow indeed, you describe our get together for the inaugural Australian (in Melbourne , woot) HubMeet with great recollection and in awesome detail!!! Fantastic choice of venue as well.

      Had a great time with you all and found that with our diverse backgrounds, interests and experience, that ultimately what we all wanted from and out of Hubpages was the same result for each.

      I have always enjoyed collaboration and you ladies and Richard have given me much to think about and many idea's for more Hubs.

      Suzanne thankyou for your time and effort on arranging this 1st meetup in Aussieland! Next meetup, look forward to yourselves and more others attending.

    • Suzanne Day profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Day 

      7 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Thanks May! I must say, I was as impressed with your business card as I was with your hubs! You have a great natural writing ability and you make the ordinary sound extraordinary. We all look forward to reading more hubs from you and reckon you'll be a millionaire by the end of the year ; )

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      May PL 

      7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Wow, Sue, you very aptly described the get together yesterday. I'm impressed! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting both you and Jase and yes, it was a very beneficial time for all concerned, exploring different ideas and exchanging secrets and tips. Thanks to you both for making it a memorable time... hubby was impressed with our passion for HubPages and is raring to write his first hub! See you both at the next meet up!

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