Hey everyone! I was wondering how all of you newer hubbers are doing! Finding success? Learning the ropes? I wasn't really active until June or so myself; and have since put quite a few up. I'm up to 31 hubs currently, and I think I've done well! I'm clocking over $10 so far this month! This is much more than previous months. I'm really hoping to see this double for next month. I thought I'd pull in some of the newer/less experienced hubbers in so we could discuss wins, losses, and lessons learned! I don't participate in much with the community now, so I thought this would be a good way to do it. I hope everyone is finding success this month!
I believe I'm doing alright. I've been here for two months. I've just started writing short stories and poems, but my main content is nonfiction articles. I have 34 hubs including the poem I published today. I only have about 3,000 vs some of the hubbers with 10k who have also been here for two months, but I believe it is because of the content that I write about. However, I am happy that I am writing good content regardless of the amount of views or the amount of money. I eventually expect things to pick up. I've also heard that August is the worst month for the internet.
That is really good though! Especially since you have a happy medium. Some fiction and some non fiction. It'll make for a wonderful portfolio should you ever use it. Personally, I want to use my income here to fund other online projects. I love to write, but I also like the idea of a steady income stream that you benefit from for a while after the work is done. If I am suffering from an August dead zone, I really can't wait to see how it picks up later on. But also- I've noticed that when the hubs age a bit (about 4-8 weeks) I get a steady boost in traffic. We'll definitely see how it pans out as we forge on.
Really (about the aged hubs)? I've been here for about 8 weeks now, so maybe I'll start to notice that soon.
Yes! As long as you are in fact targeting keywords. This time frame must be when they are testing out your material with the audience, then shove it on up towards the top of the results when they realize the audience is enjoying and interacting with it. I'm trying to find a good way to keep the bounce rate down and improve click throughs to other material. This would improve each piece's appearance (they don't like a high bounce rate, which is one pitfall of hubpages. Almost always going to have a high one compared to most other sites ) I hope you begin to see a traffic boost soon Ben! It's a really rewarding feeling!
I started on April, 2013. I have 24 hubs (all featured). I have 5,000+ views. I think I'm doing good (but I really have no idea.) lol
Yep! It is good! It means you're dragging in traffic. The best way to know that you are doing good is watching for your traffic sources to become dominated by Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Just keep posting, posting, and posting! Never can give up, but if you've been active for this long you're definitely going to stick
I think im doing okay, finished my 8th hub since I joined last week. Hoping to do one a day until I run out of ideas.
That's not a bad goal! I should do that as well, but I'm usually working. And when I'm off, I'm usually indulging in sleep, my pets, movies, and games... as well as time with friends and family. My posting has slowed greatly but my traffic is still climbing. It's a great feeling to see it paying off, so I'm going to try and push 2 hubs out today to see where they get me. I know exactly what I'd like to write about (there's only a hundred topics picked out haha) I just have to pin the right keywords to those topics! Balancing fun topics with hot evergreen keywords is the way to do it
Pretty good. I started on March 2013 and already have 27 Hubs, all featured. My Hubber Score is good, and have gotten a few accolades.
All of my hubs are featured as well, it seems to be a waste of time to write non featured hubs. They just won't drag in traffic, leaving our work to drift into a dark abyss to be forgotten. The accolades are awesome; they add a sense of competition and personal achievement. I'm hoping to reach the 10,000 view mark by the end of September!
I'm doing awesome, great for you to tune into the community It's a good way of getting known by posting in forums and answers. I've been learning the ropes as I go, piece-at-a-time is the key and I managed to hit 10k in my 2 months so far so it's fun! I really love doing this and that's why I feel I'm succeeding. but $10 in a month that's awesome! Ur above me haha if you keep that motivation you'll definitely hit your goal of doubling that All the best.
Thanks Poetic! All the best to you as well! We're definitely much different writers; I used to be very creative, and wrote a lot of poems when I was a teen (in my 20's now). Now, I just don't seem to find much of an ability to. If I really tap my creativity at the right time I can dish out a good one. I've written one poem in several years, which is posted to Facebook. Actually, I may just move it here instead so that it may be enjoyed. I'll have to post it momentarily! I had a few poems published in books from the Poetry.com series when i was 12-15. Was never able to afford a copy though. I almost let the education system beat the creativity out of me. One thing that should always be kept alive. When you lose that creativity you become a drone. Currently, everything I write is informational.... Not exactly a good thing.
No no the creativity is still in you trust me. I'll give you a tip, start being more positive use better words like "awesome" "that's cool" this will bring enthusiasm to you and learn to have fun! Forget rules and anything you feel you "shouldn't do" cause your an adult forget it, do it cause it's fun, lifes meant to be fun not serious. By using those positive words it will give you the starting to not being so-serious but maybe you already figured that out haha. Trust me I went through zen-training and all that trained to look at "reality" and still I have the most fun I've ever had. So my advice to you, post those old poems! See the encouragement of others then just start writing again, on your computer notepad and be shocked to see it click. Just let it floooow haha but all the best
OF course! You can't take life too seriously- I never do. Well, except for finances. I truly would like to withdraw from being an adult and go back to blanket/couch cushion forts, Snak Paks, Disney coloring books, and a viewing of every Pixar and Disney movie I could think of.... Including some Toy Story and Fox & the Hound... I guess that (in the future) "I'm a mom" will be an excuse for me to do allllll of those things again- just, with the kids... and claim it's just for them... LOL
I'm new (been here 2 days now) and I have two hubs up, both featured. So far the community has been friendly and refreshing, and though I'll be a bit busy in the coming weeks I look forward to posting more topics and reading more hubs. It really has been a fun two days.
Good Santano! You just have to strive to keep writing and posting them, even if you are seeing no views/earnings. This really is the kicker here. If you let the discouragement set in, it will defeat you. Pay it no attention and just keep writing, eventually, improvements will hit you if the pieces are picked up by search engines
hey angryelf, that's quite an earning. I'm also new to hubpages and not earning yet. I'm still learning how to get around the capsules and all. @Santano: Is that your real name? Sorry, just asking cause everyone in hubpages are using pen names and I'm glad to have found a fella. lol
Yeah It is my real name lol. Come to think of it I hadn't considered using a pen name.
Yes! I hit over $12 for the month of August so it's definitely a huge uphill climb! Hehehe my pen name has been a nickname for over 7 years now- and I even have it as a tattoo! So there's no forgetting it here
Hi I started around march and have done 38 hubs, my score is 80 with only 2 followers. I put a lot of time and effort into the articles but don't have many followers. Is my content not good enough? And how do I get more people to follow me?
Any suggestion welcome.
To get followers, you have to participate in the community. You're off to a good start by participating in the forums. You can also read hubs and make comments on them - get to know other Hubbers. Having said that, while it is nice to have the support of the community and have followers, it really isn't necessary for getting views. You get much more money by focusing on SEO and writing articles that the internet community at large want to read.
What Millionaire said is correct- to gain followers, be active You should also follow those who write things that interest you, rather than random people. This way, when you have time while you're here, you can read other's hubs. You can vote on them, comment on them, and this will give you more connections- but it should be something you are interested in so that you can actually jump into the discussion with interest. Other's hubs will also provide you with inspiration to write more. This in turn gives other hubbers material so that they can decide if they want to follow you as well. SEO is the most important for traffic as he said; not the community. This community is like your fan base that encourages you to reach out and perform in front of an audience (AKA Google)! The best advice I can give is for you to find keywords with low searches and virtually no competition with few results in a niche you love. Start here- the growing traffic will help to jumpstart that feeling of success to push you forward on hubpages. Don't get discouraged either!
We love to hear that so many new writers are doing well! Keep up the great work, guys!
Doing well is the fact that everyone keeps trucking under the face of discouragement, whether it be a handful of views or a penny in earnings for hours worth of writing/research. It's finding inspiration to keep doing what they love to do- write! I know it wasn't directed at me- but it is the truth
I just started a few days ago and trying to figure it all out. Trying to mix up my material. I learned the hard way that I can not use my other published material - even though it is mine. Oops! Sorry!
I have not got many views on my articles. Not sure if they are too long? Not interesting?
I've been getting better hubscores with each one so I must be doing something right. Thanks for this forum, this was nice to see what other new hubbers are experiencing.
Feel free to provide any advice!
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