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Writing Hubs

  1. Army Infantry Mom profile image61
    Army Infantry Momposted 8 years ago

    I'm just curious,..How much time do you invest when writing your hubs ???

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    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Army Infantry Mom profile image61
      Army Infantry Momposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I do see why your hubs take awhile,..they are so informitive and full of great stuff. You just got yourself a new fan,..glad you made it out from the wrath of your dads chair in the pool.

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        wordscribe41posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Army Infantry Mom!

        1. Army Infantry Mom profile image61
          Army Infantry Momposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Your very Welcome !!!!

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    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????

    1. Army Infantry Mom profile image61
      Army Infantry Momposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Brenda,.you may not take long writing your hubs but I tell ya what,..I really enjoy your poety,..Glad I asked this question other wise I may have never seen them,..

  4. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    About 25 hours a day.

    1. Sufidreamer profile image80
      Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Slacker big_smile

    2. Army Infantry Mom profile image61
      Army Infantry Momposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I see why you spend so many hours,..your a pro. I was reading through some of your stuff and learned alot of great writing tips and I had'nt even heard of the Flagship Program untill now.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    that is why yours are so good and mine are not, now I understand x

  6. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Army Infantry Mom profile image61
      Army Infantry Momposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I am finding myself here in this forum much often now,..I love your twitter hubs,..I'm gonna try some of them out after I'm done hanging in here,..LOL

    2. girly_girl09 profile image69
      girly_girl09posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I agree! The forums eat up lots of my time, too. big_smile I try to stay off of the forums while I'm working on a hub...it's hard to do!

      1. Army Infantry Mom profile image61
        Army Infantry Momposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Oh my has 2 hours passed allready,..LOL,..Least I got my next title typed out,..hehe

      2. livewithrichard profile image85
        livewithrichardposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. girly_girl09 profile image69
          girly_girl09posted 8 years ago in reply to this

          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. smile 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!

          1. livewithrichard profile image85
            livewithrichardposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Mark Knowles wrote this hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/Making-Money-On … t-hubpages
            and it has put a lot of things in perspective for me.  It's great advice for any hubber that needs to find direction.

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            Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            girly_girl09, Even if the higher-traffic entertainment hubs don't make money, they usually end up with a good page rank and hubscore that is useful. You can link them to other hubs and pass it on.

            If you love google keywords, you should subscribe to wordtracker. I am totally addicted to it.

            1. girly_girl09 profile image69
              girly_girl09posted 8 years ago in reply to this

              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!" big_smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I work online 8 to 12 hours a day. It's how I make my living. For each hub I write, I do a great deal of off-site SEO.

    1. Army Infantry Mom profile image61
      Army Infantry Momposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I stopped by your profile and checked out your hubs,.if I'm ever looking to buy something online,..I know whos hub I'm stoppin "Buy".

  8. fierycj profile image79
    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Army Infantry Mom profile image61
      Army Infantry Momposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. fierycj profile image79
        fierycjposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        You should read my hubs on Nigeria: The Heart Of Africa Part 1 and 2. You'll find some useful information on tourism in Nigeria. Hey, thanks for fanning me.

  9. getpaidtopost profile image60
    getpaidtopostposted 8 years ago

    Ive only created 5 hubs but on average to write the hubs has taken me 4-5 hours each. however before i got to the writing stage I have also spent countless hours on research.

    1. Army Infantry Mom profile image61
      Army Infantry Momposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Opps ment to respond to you sooner,..but got hooked on this hub with a dog named buddy singing,..LOL It was great

      1. getpaidtopost profile image60
        getpaidtopostposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        No problem Army Infantry Mom, Happy you enjoyed the buddy vids.

  10. girly_girl09 profile image69
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    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. big_smile 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.

    1. Army Infantry Mom profile image61
      Army Infantry Momposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I follow your hubs on a daily basis,..even your shorter hub has great quality of useful content.

      1. girly_girl09 profile image69
        girly_girl09posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, that is really sweet! big_smile 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! big_smile I get to write about a wider array of subjects and entertain and inform a larger group of people.

  11. Army Infantry Mom profile image61
    Army Infantry Momposted 8 years ago

    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.

  12. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    Each hub gets the time it needs.

    1. Army Infantry Mom profile image61
      Army Infantry Momposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That a very good answer to my question.

  13. LondonGirl profile image89
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    It really varies. Some of my longer, more detailed and factual ones take ages, including gathering up 15 photos, videos, links, etc.

    That said, my second best hub in terms of regular page views and clicks is my one on fair skin looking tanned, which is a pretty brief rant (-:

    1. Army Infantry Mom profile image61
      Army Infantry Momposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I figured yours took some hours,..they have so much to offer.

      1. LondonGirl profile image89
        LondonGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        The historical ones tend to have taken me longer, and be longer, too!

  14. Dale Mazurek profile image61
    Dale Mazurekposted 8 years ago

    Because my attention span is all over the place I am working on 4 or 5 hubs at once.  I actually like jumping from each one.  The problem seems though that Im not getting many of them published  lol

    1. girly_girl09 profile image69
      girly_girl09posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      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.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. girly_girl09 profile image69
      girly_girl09posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the great advice, yet again! big_smile 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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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    No, I just use these special links for a few days actually.

    I have a series of specialized blogs (that are several years old) that can shoot a link to almost any topic. These links stay up indefinitely.

    If you have enough other links, then taking one link away, doesn't hurt too much.

  17. AEvans profile image65
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    Hours and sometimes days. smile

 
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