Hi everyone, my first post here! I am a new Hubber and would love to know your number one tip for Hubbing! Please let me know!
It is good to have a niche that people want to read. Be unique. Enjoy yourself. Welcome to HubPages!
My number one tip would be to take time to read the information in the learning center and then read hubs by successful writers who have implemented those guidelines so that you can see how they look on the page. Look at work that carries a hubber score of at least 85 . Those with scores close to 100 pretty much have mastered the basics. Another thing you can do is produce a hub,, get it featured and then ask for specific advice on the forums. We all are willing to help people who want to learn and grow because that was us in the past! Welcome to HP and good luck.
Good tips already posted. Don't dismiss any of them! Your first post looks like a very nice start. Learn more about proofing articles if you want them to really stand out, but remember, mistakes are not the end of the world. Everyone makes them and one of the best things about HP is the option to correct them if/when we find them in our own work. That's the tricky part! Have fun, keep learning, and enjoy those who support your work.
My suggestion is to write good articles that are relevant...join a local writers group and get feedback and critique on your articles before publishing...
Good luck and welcome to HubPages.
Welcome to HubPages. Write what you are passionate about. Be patient and don´t mind the ups and downs of the HubScore. Enjoy writing here.
I hope a lot of people read this. VERY helpful hubbing tips. I started on HP in 2010. A lot has changed with HP since then. Here is what I've learned since then...(through analytics, SEO techniques, etc..) Unless you rely on the latest celebrity gossip to write articles for getting traffic, it's the "how to" articles that seem to do the best. Think about it for a minute.. EVERYBODY wants to save money! All I know is even though I'm sort of handy, I'm not an auto mechanic. What's the first thing I do before I bring my car to the mechanic?.. I google it to see if it's an easy, cheap fix I can do myself. I write about swimming pools. It's my day job, and have done this for over 20 years. It's a VERY lucrative niche for me. Although very seasonal, I get some serious traffic during the busy summer season. Who wants to pay a pool service several hundred dollars to come out and treat the pool if they can buy the stuff they need for $50 and do it themselves? This is just an example. The potential to earn on HP is pretty much unlimited. Did you see the forum awhile ago where Paul posted a "Paypal resolution" for those who were making over $10,000/month? Well, I'm not one of them, but I can surely see the potential and realize now that it's not really that far out of reach to make that kind of money on here.
So..There are all kind of interests that can do very well as far as traffic views, but again.. "how to's" bring in a lot! (Electricians, auto mechanics, home repair, etc..) ie: "How much does your company charge to add an extra plug outlet in my living room?, $190.00 ?? Screw that!" Therefore... we search the internet and do it ourselves right?
I actually saw an article on hubpages once years ago titled "How to open a door" Ya, I'm sure thousands of people are searching for that! lol It really is about content. I'm not saying that just the trades will bring traffic, but it is NOT all about the number of articles, but the content and quality. I am now starting to focus on quantity because I know my articles are now to quality standards. I can't talk specific earnings, but I'll just say that CPM has more than triples this year. Here's a screenshot of last years traffic from June - October. I have added several articles since then, and it's already making a huge difference in traffic views.
Don't pay attention to your HubScore. It goes up or down whether you're publishing or not.
Hello Jeremy, love your name by the way.
Read some Hubs from others to get a feel for what HubPages expects. Find which niche topics you specialize in, make your articles at least 700 words long, and sprinkle images throughout them for visual flair.
You can earn small amounts of money (depending on your traffic) once you're accepted into the Google Adsense program, which requires making a dozen or so quality articles. Be sure to proofread, and welcome to HubPages!
Welcome Jeremy. Read other peoples articles and comment and get involved in the forums. You'll learn what you need to know to be successful on HP more quickly that way and the support from other hubbers is invaluable. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!
Welcome on board Jeremy,
#1 Secret: Everything about hubpages and hubbing is a mystery...from hubscore to hub earnings. However, if you know your trade, you will enjoy friendship from hubbers and the writing profession.
Hello Jeremy, welcome to hubpages. Writing with passion and interest alone will not get you to your goal.
The number one tip I'll like to give you is to befriend the hub-pages learning center.
There you will find all the tools for a successful hubbing.
Once again, welcome. And, happy hubbing!
Welcome to HP, Jeremy! The best advice I can give is to be patient with your progress. It takes time, patience, and a tenacious spirit to finally see your readership grow. Even after you've mastered the "formula" for a stellar hub and receive blessings from Google, you may have to wait for traffic to build. But it will come, along with earnings. Good luck!
Just write. Quality matters of course, but it's volume that will actually make money. Viral is the way to make substantial revenue and you may have to write 100 to get there. When you have an idea, write a hub. This is a long haul income stream, so get a base started of many hubs, monetize, then let it trickle in. Good luck!
Actually, it is not volume that makes money. There have been people here with as few as 12 hubs who have done extremely well financially. It is topic, quality and searchability that matter.. You can write all day long about purple worms, but if nobody is interested in that topic, you'll get no views!
Actually that's not true. Quantity isn't what should be focused on. Some people have 300 hubs and don't get much traffic. Last year during the summer I was getting upwards of 5,000 views/day with my 26 hubs. Subject and content.
Down here, and in Australia too, summer is in January. As good as your articles are, you should be getting that many page views per day all year round. When I look at one of your articles to fix a problem on my pool, I find that your suggestions are only for people in the US. What about the rest of the world? If you write some more, and make some of them regionally valid (for example "How to fix your green pool in Australia") you would probably be a fan of having a lot more hubs.
Good advice. I'll consider that. Although my articles are not specifically directed toward people in the US (a green pool is a green pool no matter where it's at), I See where you're going with that as far as views.
Also you need to keep in mind that my career has not brought me outside of the US. This is what I know best. Maybe things are different with pools in other countries, maybe not. Point is, I just don't know. I've never serviced pools in other countries so it might not be a good idea to "guess" and then write an article about something I'm not 100% sure of.
I am not sure if the chemicals we use are what you are using in the US. When I read one of your hubs, and you suggest that I "apply X and then clean the pool", for example, I wonder if you are talking about one of the agents that we use, or something we do not even have available. The filtering systems are the same, since we have several different types (I do not remember all of their names! I am sure you do.)
Anyway, this would take a lot of research and I am not sure it is worth the effort. I see your articles every time I look up a pool problem on Google so I just suggested it because you were talking about your traffic being only seasonal.
(My niche is NEVER seasonal, but I can imagine how frustrating it is to you and others like TimeTraveller2 when you see those numbers drop in the fall.)
lol, yes definitely seasonal! I still do get traffic, just not much in the off season. Have been adding more articles as of lately and I think if I eventually write enough of them, should be able to do at least ok during that time. I do like your idea though. I'm going to figure out how to incorporate that in some articles. I agree, will probably take some research. I could learn a thing or two from you!
Yup, and I was 2000+ with 10 hubs at the time.
Welcome to HubPages. I would develop a niche for myself. Seems like you are perfectly placed at the moment to write about travel or volunteering.
Welcome. Here’s a tip ... adding big photos to forum posts makes it difficult for lots of hubbers. Takes up too much space in our ‘feed’, especially when checking on a phone. So save your photos for your articles.
My advice is for every hour you spend learning about how to write on Hubpages, create two hubs. And then Repeat! You can easily get into an analysis paralysis cycle which doesn't get you anywhere. It is hard to predict what will drive traffic as there are a whole lot of factors not the least of which is competition from other articles across the web.
Hi Jeremy, Welcome aboard. I hope you like it here. The main thing is to write consistently and don't give up. Write about things you know and the rest will be easy. Happy Hubbing!
I got my 2nd article ready ,I am new here too but enjoying writing to share my ideas.
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