It totally depends upon the topic. One of my hubs took about 20 hours including all the research I had to do. Plus, I choose to put lots of pictures and video in it. If no research is involved, I'd say it takes me about three hours. I'm somewhat of a perfectionist, however.
i dont spend that long on mine, at the moment I am only using the hubs as practice for my typing, and putting hubs together...The one I did yesterday took less than an hour. Some people really do work on their hubs don't they????
Actual writing, probably takes about 20 to 30 minutes but gathering resources, vids, pics, links etc... adds about 2 to 3 hours. I could probably do it in less time if I stayed off the forums, but the community here is why I like HP.
Funny thing is, my hub with the most traffic also took the least time to complete. Maybe it has something to do with girls in bikini's...lol Anyway, it was just an experiment. I found that high traffic does not equate to a higher conversion or even CTR. Good quality information hubs are the good earners. Writing about things I would search for is key.
This is very true. Higher traffic doesn't always equal higher earnings...It just depends on what the subject is. Typically entertainment articles don't make much but get lots of traffic. Like my TV show hubs, they get tons of traffic but only earn a little bit each day...maybe $3-$5 each a month, if I'm lucky. I figure that it all adds up and they are fun to write about. Other than that, I really try to micro target my hubs to improve a high CTR and earn more.
I can't even begin to tell you how many hours I've spent on google keywords...that is the best tool, ever!!! I think I could get more writing done if I didn't spend so much time on it. I have so many keywords researched but not enough time in the day to write about all of them!
Thanks for the great advice!!! I just thought up a great idea for a few of my high traffic, high ranking hubs that don't earn much. Will definitely link some new relevant content from them over the next few days. I never even thought of that. If I have 4-5 high ranking, high-traffic hubs all linked together, I bet that could really increase profits.
I just looked into WordTracker (I've used their free keyword suggestion tool in the past). I think I'll sign up for the 7 day trial the week of July 4th, when I'll have some extra time to play around with it. $60 is about half of my monthly earnings at this point from adsense. Do you have a referral link that I could use? (I always try to use referral links as a "thank you!"
The thing with me and hubs is I've gotta be in the right mood. Take for instance this hub I'm doing right now about my favorite film directors, for a guy who loves movies as much as I do, and is an aspiring director and all, that should have been my first damn hub, but I just kept putting it off. I just had to be in the right mood for that kind of stuff. Its 2 months now, and I still haven't finished it. But all my other hubs take merely days and I'm done, easy.
I too pretty much need to be in the mood to write also,..most of my writing comes from the heart,..and some days I just don't feel like sharing,.LOL. Gosh I'd love to visit Africa,..It is very beautiful there.
Mine usually take about an hour. I have a short attention span so opt for topics that take a short amount of time to write about, but are also profitable. I am a fan of instant gratification and like fast results!!!
I have written a few that have taken me 4-5 hours, but that was back when I first joined.
Since then, I've found that it's possible to write quality content that will attract search engine traffic that only takes 30mins - 1hr to write.
Thanks, that is really sweet! I definitely will not write something that doesn't provide useful info (to someone out there lol), but I do try to write on things that don't take much time. I think it makes it more fun for me, this way! I get to write about a wider array of subjects and entertain and inform a larger group of people.
For my hubs, I find writing about personal experience's and topics I'm passionate is a breeze to write and I usally do them within 20 - 30 miinutes. However my hub about PTSD took a longwhile, because it was unknown territory for me and I wanted to be more factual about it. I appreciate the hubber's out there that puts long hours in on a hub that teaches me great stuff.
Unfortunately, I understand this all too well! I have 30 unpublished hubs. It's crazy! hahaha I just keep doing research and abandoning my works in progress. I need to force myself to finish them, it's truly frustrating.
Girly_girl09 I don't have a referral link for word tracker. There are one or two things I don't make $$$ with, as hard as that might seem to believe. Thanks for the thought though.
But definitely get those powerhouse hubs linked up and pass on the PR and google juice.
I have several websites, that sell NOTHING. They just sit at the center of the internet gaining authority. I update them at least 2 or 3 times a week. Then when I need a quick power link, I use them for a few days.
Thanks for the great advice, yet again! For the power links, do you keep them on your other, 'non-selling' sites indefinitely or just for a few weeks until you see the results your looking for? I've always wondered if having backlinks removed or deleted would negatively affect PR. I'd assume the answer is yes?
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