# How much time does it take you to write a hub?

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Lwelchposted 7 years ago

How much time does it take you to write a hub?

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FatFreddysCatposted 7 years ago

It depends on how much "prep time" I have. Sometimes a Hub will stretch out over a couple of days before it's ready to go, other times I can bang it out in an hour or so.

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thranaxposted 7 years ago

Fastest Hub Time = 10 minutes, Text+images+links
Longest Hub Time to Date = 3 Hours (not including breaks)

Averages tend to be:

25 Minutes for 350-500 word articles with 3 pictures
40 Minutes for 500-850 word articles with 4-6 pictures
1 hour for 850-1500 word articles with many media elements

Now these are actual work time. Sitting there thinking about what picture would be good here, or looking at the tv for 5 minutes every 5 minutes doesn't count. So a 25 minute article could realistically take around 2 hours depending on how dedicated I am on writing it!

~thranax~

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chef-de-jourposted 7 years ago

How long is a piece of string?
You could end up with a hundred thousand different answers for this one question because there are so many different elements to creating a hub. The actual time spent writing the hub is also impossible to calculate precisely as we are all different and write at varying speeds.
Tom might write 30 words a minute, Eliza 45 and Bob 3!

I know where you're coming from I think. You want to know the average time spent by the average hubber writing the average hub?

There are parameters laid down for hub length but these are only numbers. So if you want to write a :

SHORT HUB -    300 - 500 words       25 minutes-45    minutes writing time
MEDIUM HUB -   600 - 1000 words     45 m - 1hour+                "
LONG HUB -       1100 - 2000 words   90m -  2/3/hours            "
MEGA HUB   -     2050 -  3000 words  3 hours - 5 hours           "

This is not an exact science!! Research time is not included. Personally I end up writing long hubs most of the time and I complete them over 2/3 days, spending a total of perhaps 2-3 hours whilst the hub settles.

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Lwelchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

You got it - just curious how long it takes in general.  I often think of my time/cost/benefit ratio and wonder if I were just doing it for money would I feel that it would be worth writing based on how much time it seems to take me.

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i4uposted 7 years ago

If there's enough knowledge on the subject then
a 500 word hub would require 40 minutes,
a 800 word hubs requires 1 hour
and hubs around 1200 words need 80-90 minutes.
The thing is I haven't gone beyond 1200 words. I'll surely come up with broad topics and more content in near time as I hardly get time these days with other activities along side.
When the research for any subject need to be done then the time taken eventually increases and after all that I stick to the plan of writing the hubs in My Word document and then on submitting them when time permits as for the layout adjustments as a hub it would take some more minutes anyway.
This is a good question by the way.
Well how much time do yo take, Lwelch?

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Lwelchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

I would say it generally takes 2-4 hours.  The longest part of the process seems to be adding links, citing sources, finding picture and videos to go with the piece.  I am really just curious what everyone's average is.

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i4uposted 7 years agoin reply to this

I do agree with that. I focused on the content part. With the finishing i.r the entire publishing needs close to more than a hour for even a 500 word hub.

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joanwzposted 7 years ago

It usually takes me up to 2 hours to research most topics (escept the ones I base on personal experiences which take little to no research).

It takes me about an 30 to 60 minutes to decide how to organize the material and jot down or "cut and paste" the basic notes.

It takes up to 2 hours to write it from there.

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newcalendarposted 7 years ago

Depends, I can spend all afternoon writing one, but usually in a morning I can fire one off in 30 minutes to an hour, I haven't lately due to illness but if you enjoy what you're working on the time flies by usually.

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iefox5posted 7 years ago

It always takes me 2-3 days to write a hub

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ExpressFreeposted 7 years ago

It actually depends on the topic you are writing about.  If you really focus and put your mind into it, it will onlytake few minutes to an hour or even a day to complete.  Preparation and having useful resources are very helpful in writing a hub as well as current knowledge and experience really help out.  I think it is much easier and faster if you are writing a hub that interest you the most out of your personal experience and ideas.

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alphonse georgeposted 7 years ago

Well that depends on the hubber.He can make a hub way long  if he want it to be.

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