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.
I love Mashable.
Thanks for posting this. It's a great reminder from an exemplary hubber!
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.
Great article, Darkside. Thanks. I also so totally agree with the quote about going after a targeted niche. So true.
All very true advice. Especially for those of us who haven't been here long.
Patience is critical.
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!
Thank-you darkside, you are as ever a fountain of knowledge and so true you only get back what you put in.
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.
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
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....
Gtreat darkside, hard work and consistence is the key to success in any career, keep doing it until you are done
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"
Great advice Darkside. Especially for us newbies. Feet on the ground, maintain enthusiasm & stay focussed. Thanks:cool:
feet on the ground and always the will to help others too like darkside
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