It's definitely that time of year. Ebay Christmas Hubs' traffic have just nosedived. Should be zero pretty soon. I'm watching with great curiousity to see what kinds of things sell after Christmas and into January.
Hi Dale! Yes I stopped thinking about getting ready for Christmas way back when. But I do love watching Christmas sales. And even though I know the end comes on suddenly and hard EVERY YEAR, it still makes me wistful every year.
I need to ask. First let me say, I'm not a Writer. I'm just a reagular guy. I only write hubs that mean something to me. I just want to get my opinion out there and start a good debate. I find that it's a great way to channel rage and anger in a positive way. The hubs and the forums are just great ways for me to express myself.
But, I'm not against making money too! If I were to write as many hubs as you and Nelle; what is the general amount I could make in a month?
Hard to say. I make between $800 and $2000 a month here, but there are constant setbacks in doing this for a living. As I mentioned on another thread - I had my Christmas hubs lined up by the end of August and I completely missed the boat with a few of them which meant hours of work for very little payoff. I sorely misjudged how easy it would be to rank poker pages here.
I'm just plodding along making hubs. I don't think I had the right strategy or knew enough to understand it all to really get in on the Christmas money this year. Ah, next year though, hehe, I can't wait.
I am finding it interesting that I am getting significant hits on some of what I consider summer topics. Sorry, Nelle, I did hear the echoes of your thud here in Cleveland. I will have to try the plastic crap strategy next year.
I wasn't raised with a belief system that included Christmas, so my winter seasonal holiday Hubs aren't shopping ones. They're still holding strong. I expect them to quit pretty much right on the holiday.
I have to admit that my traffic has stayed pretty steady throughout this season, and my adsense is also continuing to grow on a daily average basis. It just seems that my hubs keep flip-flopping as to which ones are getting the most traffic.
Relache, I love reading your how to hubs like the Yule one because they are just so interesting. Even if I have a different belief system, I still like to learn. I think the how to type of hubs for holidays are looked at until the day the holiday is over when people get home and actually make the item that you are teaching them how to make.
My traffic is fine, as good as any other day, but that is the benefit of having a large proportion of hubs which are not trying to sell anything. In fact my Adsense is doing great this week, one of my highest ever days Tuesday, an above average day today.
People have finished buying gifts, and have run out of money, but they dont need to pay for my information, hehe
MikeNV Ebay has given alot of direction about what they expect from your traffic. They want you to send new ebay buyers, who spend a lot of time on the site, who buy a lot quickly, and become ACRUS. But in terms of buying quickly, they understand auctions vs. buy it now items and say that they don't discriminate against auctions. They seem to prefer paypal users as well.
I have very little experience with Ebay, prior to QPC. All I can say is that I've made a great deal of money the last two months. But I did design hubs with the above in mind.
There has been a lot of people it seems who have been burned by Ebay who were in the motors section. I haven't spent any time in it.
Sorry, Nelle - I'm going for the "plastic Crap" theory!
Look for my new series: Plastic Crap Everyone Needs, followed by Plastic Crap You Can't Live Without, and How To Monetize Your Plastic Crap Hubs - oops - can't forget Best Google Plastic Crap AdWords, and How To Create Evergreen Plastic Crap Content
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