Taking it to the next level.

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  1. karpouzian profile image61
    karpouzianposted 9 years ago

    I know I have only been here for a short time, but I would like to 'take it to the next level'.  I want to 'make a go' of this, and I am seeing money trickly in daily now (albeit very slowly), but I'm truly interested in going beyond that.

    I want to be challenged.

    I want this to work.

    I know you hear this every week or so from some upstart newb, but I think I have the potential...  I am advertising, attempting to get back links, trying to refine the hubs I have - though getting more new content out is important to me right now.

    I know there are many people here who are just out to make money, and don't have time to invest in someone who may not be here tomorrow...

    I have read the Hubs people have suggested, I have searched the web and the forums for more information, I've read the 1 or 2 ebooks that seem worth it.

    Well, here is my point.  Is anyone willing to take on a mentee?  I'd like to think I have decent writing skills, I have my own camera, and video equipment if I need to do videos.  I guess I would prefer someone who has been relatively successful, but I understand those people spend a lot of hours here already, so I would settle for moderately successful smile.

    This will probably only get "Read this hub" responses, but that is ok, because the more I read, the more I am learning, but I am truly interested in finding someone who is willing to spend a little time on a newb.  smile


    Privately message/email me if you are interested.  Frankly, I can't pay anything (except maybe some links here and there), so the only thing you would be 'making' from this are the intrinsic (sp)benefits of a mentor/mentee relationship, but if you have the time, (or don't, but are willing to do it anyway), please contact me!

    1. Silver Rose profile image67
      Silver Roseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Why don't you head off to the Keyword Academy?

      They'll mentor you for a month for a dollar (plus provide a whole other bunch of stuff). After that the price increases, but you can leave before then simply by instructing paypal yourself.

      If you can't afford a dollar, just go to the site above and click on their archives, and read everything from the beginning. There's enough material out there to tell you what to do.

      There isn't any set formula to this - it changes as the net evolves, sometimes by the month. The thing is to do is keep statistics (I use an Open Office spreadsheet, which is free). Then write lots of material in lots of niches, and track their performance with your spreadsheet. It should be obvious to you with a couple of months which are the profitable niches and which arn't. Trial and error, that's what it's about.

      1. karpouzian profile image61
        karpouzianposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Funny you mention that smile  I just asked if anyone has used/liked/learned from their ebook in another thread.  Seems like really solid information.

        I will look into more of their services, I didn't realize the first month was that inexpensive.

  2. darkside profile image78
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    Are you doing hubs on things you know or topics that you like?

    Are you making an effort to make each hub original?

    Do you check over the writing you've done to check for spelling mistakes and clarity?

    Are you willing to learn how to do some keyword research?

    Are you going to make an effort to use your camera and video camera to capture some original content to add to your hubs?

    Then you don't need a mentor. You've got the talent and the attitude to make masterpieces.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image78
      Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yea hell thats what  I was thinkin , I think I might need you more lol

    2. karpouzian profile image61
      karpouzianposted 9 years agoin reply to this


      Stealing is for dummies.  If you mean from hub to hub, yes, of course.

      To be honest?  Not as often as I should.  I have pretty good spelling, and my grammar/sentence structure is usually pretty good, but I don't proof read nearly often enough.  It is something I really need to do more, and I have been making use of spellcheck on word, even though it pains me, lately.

      I am learning more every day, and am probably going to sign up for the keyword mentoring as mentioned in this topic.

      Pictures?  No problem, and I will make my own videos if I can't find perfect ones on YouTube, but honestly?  Does the time spent for video production outweigh not using an embeded video done by someone else?

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
        Mrvoodooposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        You could look at that another way and think about using unique videos you place on YouTube to drive traffic to your own sites/hubs/etc.  I get several thousand additional visitors coming my way via YouTube each month by emphasizing the link in the YouTube description box.

        Additionally there is also the YouTube partner program which lets you display Adsense ads directly onto your video content (although currently there are quite strict conditions for acceptance into the partner program), but could be worth checking out if you like making videos.

      2. darkside profile image78
        darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        No problems with grabbing an existing video. If however you have the gear and the talent, and you have something to say that hasn't been said yet or you can say it better, then go for it.

        The Youtube page can have a link to your hub, and you can also watermark your video so that way if others are using it, it's promoting your hubpage. Fresh traffic!

  3. 2patricias profile image61
    2patriciasposted 9 years ago

    We have been experimenting with making our own videos.  So far we have posted one on our website, but not on hubpages.

    This has proved difficult for us, but we think it is worth pursuing because most hubbers import video from other sources.

    If you can make original videos that are relevant to your hubs this could help you to get higher scores and more viewers and (one hopes) more income.

    1. karpouzian profile image61
      karpouzianposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Time vs. Value?

      If you can find something that fits your Hub as good or better quality than making your own videos, is it necessary to make your own?

  4. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages, Karpouzian big_smile


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