A couple of tips that apply to Hubbers

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  1. darkside profile image58
    darksideposted 14 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 image67
      emievilposted 14 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 image81
    RooBeeposted 14 years ago

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

  3. LindaCSmith profile image69
    LindaCSmithposted 14 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 image69
    lrohnerposted 14 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 image60
    Gemsongposted 14 years ago

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

    Patience is critical. smile

  6. thranax profile image71
    thranaxposted 14 years ago



  7. Csjun89 profile image60
    Csjun89posted 14 years ago

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

  8. viryabo profile image95
    viryaboposted 14 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this info Darkside. smile

  9. Roffi Grandiosa profile image61
    Roffi Grandiosaposted 14 years ago

    A key to success in life is hard work.


  10. Cranoo profile image62
    Cranooposted 14 years ago

    Easy come, Easy go! is my motto smile

  11. Georgina_writes profile image77
    Georgina_writesposted 14 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 image53
    wrenfrost56posted 14 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 image62
    lawrettaposted 14 years ago

    Thanks Darkside, point taken!

  14. seotrainingclub profile image59
    seotrainingclubposted 14 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 image49
    rumblingposted 14 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 image89
    RedElfposted 14 years ago

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

    1. profile image0
      cosetteposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      i concur! smile

  17. articleposter profile image59
    articleposterposted 14 years ago

    Good post, thanks

  18. sabrebIade profile image81
    sabrebIadeposted 14 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 image45
    oderogposted 14 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 image58
    Madison22posted 14 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 14 years ago

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

  22. prettydarkhorse profile image60
    prettydarkhorseposted 14 years ago

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


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