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A couple of tips that apply to Hubbers

  1. darkside profile image83
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Mashable have an article titled Launch Your Own Indie Journalism Site which is worth a read whether or not you want to start your own independent news site.

    Here's a couple of tips that can apply to Hubbers:

    From Best Advice for Indie Journalists

    “First, realize that this is going to be an incredible amount of hard work, with the occasional 20-hour day and lots of headaches. Also realize that when you own it, all the work you do really belongs to you, and the rewards can be amazing and gratifying.”

    “It’s a tremendous amount of hard work. If you want a nine-to-five job don’t do it. Advertising won’t be able to support you unless you have very high traffic and that will take time to build. The noise level is huge and getting louder, it is ever more challenging to stand out and build traffic.”

    Whether it's starting a site, or hubbing (and the former is a heck of a lot harder than the latter) you must realise this: there is no overnight success. You can have spikes that smell of popularity, but to build something sustainable takes a lot of hard work with a lot of smart thinking.

    1. emievil profile image80
      emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Agree 100% on this one. Thanks DS.

      Also thanks to LindaCSmith for digging this thread up. Would have missed it if you didn't bump it smile.

  2. RooBee profile image77
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    I love Mashable.
    Thanks for posting this. It's a great reminder from an exemplary hubber!

  3. LindaCSmith profile image75
    LindaCSmithposted 8 years ago

    This is so true...I think too many people expect instant gratification when what they should do is be consistent with good quality material and over time their readers will grow.

  4. lrohner profile image82
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    Great article, Darkside. Thanks. I also so totally agree with the quote about going after a targeted niche. So true.

  5. Gemsong profile image76
    Gemsongposted 8 years ago

    All very true advice. Especially for those of us who haven't been here long.

    Patience is critical. smile

  6. thranax profile image54
    thranaxposted 8 years ago



  7. Csjun89 profile image69
    Csjun89posted 8 years ago

    That's an interesting article, thank you for sharing!

  8. viryabo profile image87
    viryaboposted 8 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this info Darkside. smile

  9. Roffi Grandiosa profile image59
    Roffi Grandiosaposted 8 years ago

    A key to success in life is hard work.


  10. Cranoo profile image59
    Cranooposted 8 years ago

    Easy come, Easy go! is my motto smile

  11. Georgina_writes profile image82
    Georgina_writesposted 8 years ago

    I,m not afraid of hard work, having already built one business up from scratch, but I love writing Hubs.  My problemis that at the mo I've taken on a month's worth of copywriting because you have to have some bread and butter money and it's SOOOOO FRUSTRATING, because that's taking up so much time that I can't work on my hubs - other than keeping them ticking over.Gtreat article!  I'm off to read mashable now, then a coffee then that damned copywriting!

  12. wrenfrost56 profile image84
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    Thank-you darkside, you are as ever a fountain of knowledge and so true you only get back what you put in.

  13. lawretta profile image76
    lawrettaposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Darkside, point taken!

  14. seotrainingclub profile image61
    seotrainingclubposted 8 years ago

    I'm a big fan of Mashable - I find that if I want a "how-to" guide they usually have one. Thanks for posting this.

  15. rumbling profile image51
    rumblingposted 8 years ago

    Very sound advice and I think most successful hubbers have realized this. The thing is with so many blogs out there warning people about scams etc there are plenty of people who go for get rich quick schemes

  16. RedElf profile image86
    RedElfposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, darkside - always get the straight goods from you;)

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i concur! smile

  17. articleposter profile image58
    articleposterposted 8 years ago

    Good post, thanks

  18. sabrebIade profile image49
    sabrebIadeposted 8 years ago

    It's really nice to see that and not "Do this and you will make thousands in a week right away " thing.
    Come to think of it, most people that write that are selling something....

  19. oderog profile image46
    oderogposted 8 years ago

    Gtreat darkside, hard work and consistence is the key to success in any career, keep doing it until you are done

  20. Madison22 profile image61
    Madison22posted 8 years ago

    Thanks great advice! Something I know but tend to forget from time to time. It made me think of this quote "There is no such thing as good luck,just hard work"

  21. keefy01 profile image60
    keefy01posted 8 years ago

    Great advice Darkside. Especially for us newbies. Feet on the ground, maintain enthusiasm & stay focussed. Thanks:cool:

  22. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    feet on the ground and always the will to help others too like darkside