Oops I meant to type by the end of 2020. LOL
I feel like this is a reasonable goal to accomplish. This should be fun.
As of right now, I have 26 hubs on TurboFuture and LevelSkip. I also have two black sheep hubs on ToughNickel.
I will need to write about 70 new hubs to complete this goal. I will only count a hub as successful after it is moved to a network website. Me being a huge video game nerd that means LevelSkip or TurboFuture.
I should be able to complete this goal with about eight to nine hubs published a month.
This probably will be harder to do than I think.
Your last sentence hits the nail on the head - this is a heck of a challenge, a solo marathon. You'll need to train, keep hydrated, pace yourself, eat the right food, wear the right shoes and go for it.... week by week, article by article.
I think you can do it, just prepare yourself mentally for those hard miles...in the middle...miles 13 - 21...
Right now is a good time for setting goals....you have 72 to complete, including the ones you're bringing over. That's roughly 7-8 a month Eric!!!!!!
Quick, get writing!!
I know! I am creating a list of potential topics today. I am then going to use this list to write new hubs. I plan on spending a lot of time writing this upcoming week.
I had more video game ideas that I originally thought. This is why brainstorming works! It really does work, but it takes time.
I also have played some games for hundreds and thousands of hours. I should be able to express my thoughts and write some neat guides.
I have enough old articles and new ideas to potentially get to about 50 hubs already (Assuming these ideas and hubs work as planned.)
I will eventually hit a wall when it comes to new ideas. But I am focusing on what I have and going to write that first. I will deal with this issue in the future.
So far things are going well. This month I mostly published already written content.
I had a blog about poker games, and I decided it was not worth the time to host it. I am moving this content to Hubpages. I am not sure how this content will do on HubPages, but they are doing OK.
I still have more poker articles to turn into hubs. I have about 15 or so left.
I also did write some new things this month.
I reviewed a few products I owned. I wrote a guide about using multiple computer screens. I also wrote a few top ten lists about one of my favorite computer games.
I also wrote a guide for a survey website I use often. I guess I can write about things other than video games and technology after all! Well, its a website so I guess still technology.
It turns out having an obsession with video games and playing them six hours some days has some benefits. I can turn this experience into hubs!
I have a lot of video game related hub ideas, and I made sure to note them this time so I don't forget. I am not the best at determining what ideas are good or not. But I think some of them will be good.
Right now I am at 43 published network hubs.
So far I have enough ideas to get to about 60 or so published hubs.
I think going from 80 - 100 will be hard. I will have to think hard to make ideas for hubs are that worthwhile and not just number padding.
This is an issue I had in the past. I had some ideas for hubs that were not worth the time and effort I put into writing them.
I recently deleted three hubs that were so underperforming it was not even worth the time or effort to try to save them.
I still have three hubs that are somewhat dead but I did try to save those three and see if they improve.
In May if things go well, I should have all of my poker content on LevelSkip.
I should be at about 60 network hubs then, so I should still be on schedule.
So it turns out working full-time and writing hubs don't mix very for me. I could have done more but I did very little this month. I have to learn to pace myself. I will need to make time to do a tiny bit of writing and editing every day now.
I only published one new hub this month.
I also removed a hub and republished it. I did not like the title and I made some edits while republishing it. I think I picked a title that was off. I could be completely wrong on this though?
This hub is a compliment to another hub I wrote. One is about the best items in a game. The other is about the worst items in the same game.
For some reason, the best items list is growing in traffic while the worst items list stagnated. I wanted to test something so I republished it.
I suppose to be fair I did make some significant edits to some of my older hubs.
One of the games I write about had a big update and this contradicted something I said in a hub.
I also had to make some slight edits to some of my other guides to keep them current.
I also have an idea for a new hub as well. I added it to the list.
I still have some older stuff I need to edit and publish. I said I was supposed to be around 60 hubs this far. Well, I am quite behind and 49 hubs.
I suppose I still could get to 100 by the end of the year. But at this point, I will try my best and try to focus on quality more than quantity.
I have some hub ideas I think will get more views but... I am not so sure about that. Only one way to find out I suppose!
My main goal right now is just to get to $50 every month. I will use the money to fund my video game addiction and other computer related hobbies (Oh wait. Maybe that was too honest! hm... nah I don't care).
In May I made about $12. So yeah you won't hear me bragging about pay to anybody anytime soon.
Either way, I still have plenty of hubs to publish!
Focussing on quality rather than quantity is key. You will get more traffic on a few quality hubs than a lot of lesser quality hubs.
Updating old hubs to keep the information current is also important. Not updating is a mistake that a lot of hubbers make and then wonder why their traffic falling.
Sounds like you are on the right track. Keep up the good work! It's not easy but it is worth it.
Update #3 Yes, I skipped some months. But I did not do anything anyway.
I was procrastinating on one hub in particular. I got it finished and published. The only reason it took so long was because I was being lazy about it.
The last few hubs I wrote including the hub I was lazy about are pretty disappointing in views. I don't plan on writing much about that game anytime soon.
But after analyzing my daily views for weeks and months I have learned some things I think will help me in the future. I know now that some games are much safer bets to write about compared to others.
I still also have plenty to write about poker. Sometimes I feel as playing free poker games is the only hobby I have left I enjoy anymore.
So no wonder I have about 100 hubs to write about that alone! Well, not that many. But I do have probably about ten more at least.
Also one of my recent hubs is doing so well so fast that I created a list of guides to write just for that game alone.
The thing is the first guide I am writing for this game has become my biggest hub yet at over 5000 words. This is taking quite a while to proofread.
After editing and updating my planned hubs list I have about 20 or so things to write.
My goal is still to get 100 hubs published and to eventually make over $50 in ad revenue a month.
I am willing to accept this probably won't happen by the end of this year. But I am still going to try to publish what I can.
For some reason, in September I was inspired to write. I wrote and published eight new hubs. The most I have published in quite a while.
I finally finished importing in all the already written poker content I had.
I only wrote three new hubs in October.
I probably won't get to 100 published network hubs by December 31st.
But I am not going to stop. If this goal takes 13 or 14 months then fine. I think keeping track of my progress inspires me to write more.
I almost have a list of about 10 planned hubs so I am going to have to brainstorm ideas for about 20 new hubs.
I was paid this month. Even though it was only $60 this reminds me what I can get out of this website and it greatly inspires me to write more.
I am about half way there to getting paid monthly so I still have a lot of work to do.
That's cool. Good luck with the rest and the new article ideas.
Eric keep at it. Well done for churning out so many already and equally well done for realising that not all written articles will hit the jackpot, some just don't take off whilst others surprise and zoom away. In the end be consistent with quality and you will attract a steady loyal readership - then perhaps your articles will rank higher and gain regular high traffic.
You made payout. Great. Reward is important, it helps with momentum and brings a special satisfaction. Keep us up to date.
I think it's great to set a challenge like that. My goal is to have 50 published and featured hubs by the end of the year. I was initially going to go with 100 as well, but I think that having too big of a goal can make me feel a bit unmotivated and less likely to achieve it.
Good luck to you with your goal!
So for this month. I have written two new hubs. I also edited some of my current hubs.
I have a group of articles that were on their own website and I plan on bringing them over to HubPages.
I suppose this is not exactly writing something new but I think they will do well on HubPages.
Also, be careful about trying to maintain two websites. I learned the hard way I don't want to do this.
I have some game guides I want to write as I enjoy writing how-tos about video games the most. I also have a few product reviews planned.
Hi Eric, don't be to too hard on yourself about reaching that one hundred goal. I'm glad to read that you've slowed down as the reality of working full time and publishing hit you and made you alter your goals. I've been promising myself to get to 100 for a couple years now. I committed to it for 2020 and now accepting that it may not happen. I'm at 93 and have a poem in the pocket. I agree with OldRoses advice: quality over quantity. Take your time, reset your goal when necessary. Most of all, enjoy the process and rejoice when you click 'publish." Have a happy Sunday.
by maheshpatwal 12 years ago
How many hubs you write in a month??? I have been trying to write atleast 10 hubs a month but...still not able to reach that mark due to other obligation and professional life. How do you manage this problem???
by HrtsMakeFamilies 13 years ago
I'm curious if anyone actually makes money on their hubs. How long did it take for you to make some? Is it a good side income?
by Ginny 11 years ago
What are your HubPages goals for the next year? Income, number of hubs published, writing goals?
by johnfl 10 years ago
I have been on Hub Pages about a year and I have written about 27 Hubs and they have received close to 5000 views, which I felt was not bad and my status hovers between 82-88. Last week I had about 8 of my Hubs featured, which again seemed ok. Now magically overnight, I have all these codes now...
by badcompany99 4 years ago
Just curious on how long it takes to make a profit on the site.
by wendi_w 12 years ago
What to do if you have too many ideas for hubs and not enough time?I hear many people ask how do you come up with hub ideas. Writer's block seems to be a big issue. I on the other hand have the opposite problem I normally have more ideas than time and find it difficult to focus on just one! Any...
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