What's the single most important piece of advice you would give to a new hubber?
What do you know now that you wished you'd know/ or been told when you started? What's the single most important piece of advice you would give to a new hubber?
The most important advice would be to love what you do, i.e. writing. It is that much more easier to do something when you actually love doing it, rather than have to do it for some purpose, i.e. money.
I've followed this approach the almost 6 years I've been here at HubPages and it has worked for me. Money has been an incidental benefit. Looking back, if I were to put money as my number 1 priority and then write, I don't think it would have worked for me, at least personally.
So, I would say, love what you are doing and keep doing it, don't think about other factors and over-complicate things. Keep it simple!
When writing new Hubs, just focus on doing ones on the areas in which you have special or expert knowledge to share, or an area little written about. So much time and effort is needed into making a Hub of good quality (writing, photos, extra features, maintaining the hub) that writing about anything outside your special knowledge and the little traffic that generates is not worth it.
It took me a long time to realize that every single detail on a hub is important and all of them can make a huge difference in readership. You must take great care in your hubs as it is very easy to make small mistakes that add up to big problems.
Learn about SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). You may love writing for HubPages, you may even be the best writer here, with the best content, but unless your hubs are understood by robots as much as by potential readers, they will never attract enough traffic to stay published and make money from people clicking on ads.
PS The new feature “Need Some Goals?” box is a great tool that helps you meet the new quality standard required by HP for a successful hub.
I'm still relatively new, but if there is one thing that I learned, it is that you do not simply write a hub and never return to it. You need to go back and make sure everything is updated (if you're writing on a topic that could change). Make sure your hubs don't become dated. You'll find in rereading that there are always ways you can improve your hub, and there are always things that can be added. Also, if you are writing for money (which may not be your primary goal) write as often as possible. HubPages is a great way to earn some extra money, but you have to be dedicated to it. Treat it like a part-time job, and you will get great results. Best of luck! It's a lot of fun
Don't add a million followers in the hopes that people will add you in return, plus try not to write "This article is so interesting, thanks so much for sharing" randomly on hubs.
Write about something on which you have some expertise. Proofread! Proofread!
Don't rush success! Write and rewrite articles, add photos, links, videos, etc. until you are satisfied with the quality of your work, and then post it on HP. It might take some time to have a good number of hubs featured but it's worth the time and effort.
A good hub is the result of patience, attention to details - starting with the title, the keywords, your photos and the way you insert the capsules. Your hub has to be dynamic, fresh, updated and usefull.
It's impossible for me to name just one good advice, because behind all this work there are many small - but important - details to consider:) just enjoy "hubbing"
The learning center and forums can be your best friend when it comes to being succesful here on HubPages. Many new hubbers have the same kinds of questions and just about all of them can be answered here. If you are still having a hard time you can ask questions and read forums about traffic the rules and just for some good old inspiration to keep going. Use the tools provided they are available to make things easy and in my experience they work pretty well.
Jump into the hub pages community, and really talk to people. Don't write to try and gain an income. Write about what you know, and proof read. Be passionate.
You must love to write. Not just writing, it must have the sense, the point, the juice. And don't expect to gain something from it.Just do what you love and it will all comes into place. And while you are writing, try to read at the same time so you can learn from others opinions.
I like this question very much because it will enables new hubbers to enrich their hubs. Comparatively I am not an old guy but in this respect what I have learned is sharing here for the benefit of new hub-makers.
1.Love to write.
2.Choose subject in which you are well interested and well informed.
3.Spend time enough to make a good hub.It may be one hour,two hours,three hours ,one day ,two days or fifteen days .You have to use much time for class hub.
4.Add an apt introduction.
5.Make a compact hub with well knit sub topics.
6.Add Content Capsules to enrich your hub.
add text capsule
add photo capsule
add video capsule
add link capsule
add comment capsule
add poll capsule
add code capsule
add table capsule
add quiz capsule
add map capsule
7.Use simple language that reaches to everyone.
8.The learning center and forums can be your best guide when you are thinking of some solution for problem.
9. read and read your draft and make it perfect.
10Follow some good hubbers in hubpages to see their quality hubs.Observe minutely their hubs and extract the qualities for which their hubs have become top.
11.Choose one special niche for which you will be famous on hubpages and it will automatically select your hubs as standard or featured hub.
12.Do not waste your time idly,think of your hub and review it again and again.
See you later.
It is good to socialize & be part of forums. Interact & ask if you get stuck anytime with other hubbers. I think if you know somethings about SEO it helps a lot when you write some content. Make hubs a better place to be.
Never be in a hurry; that would be in relation to:
(1) making money
(2) publishing hubs
(3) expecting significant results
Remember to "flow" with what is in your heart and then sit back and be amazed...
Write well-crafted, engaging, quality hubs and proofread religiously before posting.
Write what you love! Money is cool but writing should be about more than just money.
With so many specifics on how to stay involved and improve- My advice would lead to one having an open mind, take criticism well, and be opinionated but in a healthy manner.
Pick up on while honing in your techniques, and above all, have fun and stay driven.
I too am a new Hubber and just love writing and throwing out popular as well as unpopular opinions and/or truths, or questioning lack thereof.
Not everybody has to agree with you, but to open up new dialog is always healthy. Even if such talk can be blunt or at times hard to push forth. Enjoy and take it all in. I have in the few weeks I have been writing.
This is a great outlet!
As in any other thing, diligence and patience are two important keys. Take time to learn from others and from errors, take attention to all details and develop a sense of empathy: if you were the reader, would you be satisfied with your content?
Rome wasn't built in a day, focus on self development and step forward everyday
Don't give up. Ever. Post quality hubs on a regular basis and you WILL see results.
Have fun, enjoy reading others hubs and don't expect too much, too soon. The longer your on hub-pages your clicks and such will begin to get higher as long as you put forth the effort.
My advice is not to think of the money until after you have written 100 featured hubs.
Never give up. No matter how many times your article is not excepted. Find the issue and move on. You will become better. If you think you can, your right. If you think you can't, your right! Make a decision to never give up.
Thanks for that. Thats what i get for using my phone.lol
In the context you use, in both cases it’s “you're” not “your”.
Some other comments: There is no guarantee you will become better. And just because you think you can, you are too close to the subject to determine whether you have succeeded.
Ask yourself why you are doing it. If it’s for your own satisfaction, or to establish friendships with other hubbers, then fine. Hub away.
If you aspire to be one of the handful of writers whose work is paid for and read by significant numbers of discerning readers, this forum will help you learn whether you’ve got what it takes. At that point, whichever the answer, it will once again be time to ask yourself why you are doing it. Hubbing, that is. As opposed to writing.
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