I'm sort of unsure whether or not I should focus on making new hubs right now, or on promoting the one I already have and honing skills for when I do have more. Any thoughts would be appreciated, but its not like its an emergency or anything.
I'd normally suggest keep writing new Hubs, on a variety of different subjects.
One of the great things about Hubs is that they get search engine traffic on their own, without needing a heap of promotion. Of course, if you promote you'll do even better - but I'd recommend waiting to see which Hubs get natural traffic first. Then you can focus on those, because they're obviously what people are looking for.
However, looking at your Hubs, I have to ask - what's your objective at HP? If you're hoping to attract outside traffic, then for each Hub, you need to ask yourself "are people likely to be searching for this subject on Google?". If the answer is no, it's unlikely you're going to get traffic no matter how much promoting you do. That's why it's difficult to get traffic to quirky or offbeat topics, or fiction.
Thanks for the input. You go above and beyond *gives the prestigious pat seal of approval.
Most of the Hubs I have up right now were adapted from things I already had written. I've stuck with some fiction hubs in the hope I might get some kind of feedback which has worked alright.
Basically I'm picking things I have written or have planned on writing to try and feel out some possible niches. At the same time I've written some articles from scratch but they actually seem to be less marketable than literary analysis essays.
I want to make money but I'll probably still produce quirky and offbeat subjects at the same time, it's kind of a curse.
Also I know most of what I have isn't suited to making money so I'm not worried about fouling them up. "sure I'll publish a soliloquy from an asthmatic bear's POV. steal it all you want plagerists, its worthless."
The way I see it - and trust me I'm no expert (18 hubs done and 8 in the pipeline)...
Even if you only get 5 visits to each hub a day, those are still visits. So if you have 100 crappy hubs thats 500 hits a day which will probably still slowly increase over time - as opposed to one or two single hubs that are absolutely great but aren't the only ones out there so you're still only getting 50 hits on each per day.
What I'm trying to say is - the more entries you have in a contest the more chance you have of winning (if the prize in this instance is ad clicks.)
Hmmm I think I confused myself a bit there...
Wish you well!
Its best to write on topics that people will be searching for on the internet, because your goal should be to provide a solution to peoples problems and help them get information about products and services, and also if you build your hubs around products found on Ebay and Amazon, then you know you will have the necessary traffic.
lol so far the product I have found I'm best suited to market is actually freeware. this advice is quite useful thanks.
I know this is the right commercial answer - if you want to be the next Nelle Hoxie, it's the way to go. However if you're still feeling your way, don't feel you have to turn into a salesman.
I've always written what I feel like writing, then I sit back and work out how I could slant it so there's something relevant to sell. You'd be surprised how often you can come up with something.
I know if I tried to write only on "hot" topics, I'd get bored - I'm more motivated writing about stuff that interests me, so I'm likely to write more, better Hubs if I do that. Each Hubber has to do what's best for them, IMO.
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