in just under 11 weeks, I am off to bed. Tired but happy.
Awesome, that's better than I did at around 11 weeks, I only had 20 plus hubs for a full year before I kicked in a schedule of writing hubpages. Well done, now sleep!
Just like to point out that I haven't gone 11 weeks without sleep - its just that I wanted to go to bed an hour ago but i just couldn't leave it at 99 hubs- it really bugged me. Will no doubt have to correct some mistakes on the new hubs in the morning, but the OCD in me would not rest until I hit 100.
great job...Perhaps I will get there...It has been nearly 1 year but I am pacing myself
However, I would highly recommend a trip to the Extreme Hub Makeover forum and have some of your hubs critiqued by veteran hubbers.
I'm not doubting your work, but quality is what is going to make you money, not so much quantity. Quality of content is a must more than quantity.
So, I am suggesting you post a few links in the forum I mentioned, so you can improve upon what you've done already, before you begin to write more and it gets away from you.
Just my thoughts.
Quality of content is a must more than quantity.
NOW YOU TELL ME!!?!?!?!!
I love reading the great stuff some of you write on here. But I came to learn more about marketing, so it has been souless marketing product hubs all the way - much easier to write than the clever stuff.
Youngest sprog off to preschool in September so with fewer distractions I can try something new, and start to learn all over again.
Thanks for the advice Cagsil. I'm not going in totally blind. I have read lots and lots and lots of forum threads and hubs (plenty of stuff by you) to get ideas and tips. My plan was to do 100-150 using one process up until the summer hols, have a break, then come back and attack it from a different angle while I'm watching what the other hubs do.
I might need an extreme makeover in a few months but I want to wait and watch for a few weeks first. Plus I'm not sure I can take the criticism, and I'm the kind of person who needs to see it myself. I see a lot of contradictory advice, so I do a few hubs one way, a few the other and see what works myself.
Waynet did I read somewhere that you are trying to get to 1000 hubs before the end of this year? You must be working on a pretty extreme schedule.
Yeah that's the plan, but I may not make it, as I am fine tuning some of my blogs, after some success with promotions etc.
I hope I can make it to 1000 hubpages by the end of the year, but if I make it to at least 800, then I'll still be happy!
Cagsil - one of the things I need to learn is the cool smileys. Saw a thread the other day where people had posted loads of pictures and realised how computer illiterate I really am.
Well done, you will have to keep us informed as to how well your approach has worked... I did consider trying what you did for a few products but decided to stick with what I am doing as I enjoy writting about my subjects and spend all my time living what I write... I would like to earn money but I don't expect overnight success, or even 6 months.. I see this as constant work for a significant period of time as the goal posts are always changing..
LeanMan - I'm happy to share stories of success or otherwise (otherwise more likely I think). Def no chance of overnight success - $50 is not quite a retirement fund so i am planning on sticking at it a bit longer. I know what you mean about goal posts. At the start I kept working sums out and saying if I do x hubs, I could make $y - I didn't know any better. Now I make no such bargains with myself. I just keep tap tapping away and look forward to a break in the summer.
Good hubs, Spacey. And great accomplishment to have done 100 already. Fantastic!
Some!!!!!!!!!! They are all perfect I tell you
Seriously I have no idea what will work. I have checked out a lot of product hubs by the experts, take what I like, leave what I don't like. I have this never ending internal battle of 'that hubber makes tons of money so they must be perfect, follow everything they do' vs 'there's more than one way to skin a cat'.
Sshhh Anesidora its a secret, almost noone ever tries to copy her style
I have done chunks of hubs in different styles so I can see what works. I am trying to be my own person, but I have picked up a lot of ideas from forums and reading other people's hubs.
Is made with ":" the word cool and ":" on the other side.
Thanks Cagsil - my first lesson from a master
My laptop screen is sooooooo grubby i didn't notice extra dot so I thought it was a . not a :
Ok Cagsil - so now I've learnt the basics, next lesson, how to be earning $5000 a month by the end of the week
When I figure out how to make $5,000.00 by a weeks end, I'll let you know and you can purchase the information.
yeah you and all the rest of the Hubpages army desperately searching for the Holy Grail.
I'm not after mega-bucks. By September 2011 sprog #2 will be going to school and I will struggle to find an excuse to not be getting a crummy part time job. So if I can convince husband that tap tap tapping on keyboard is more profitable than beep beep beeping on a check out I will be a happy woman.
if you both give me $5000 I will not only tell you how to make $5000 in a week but $10000!!!! lol
well, some people are really ambitious! by my standards 100 hubs in 11 weeks is super-ambitious and I congratulate you. I guess I would be in need of some kind of makeover after that much activity - if not my hubs, me - I mean psychologically. whatever. Good for you! now for the how to make $5,000/mo in less than a week? you go girl - phew!
I'm kidding - that is really not my ambition.
I'm thinking about the hub makeover - its just I always thought its something I'd use when I had run out of ideas myself. I don't want to be asking people to tell me stuff unless I have tried really hard to make it work. The hubs that are up will be subject to some tinkering over the next few months. I might stop at 100 now though. I look at these as my learning hubs that will help me learn about building earning hubs.
And life would be so dull if someone said - here research keywords like this, build a hub like this, promote it like this, now here's your check - no experimentation, no imagination, no excuse to hang out in forums under the guise of 'research' - no fun.
I'm quite happy with the blindly stumbling along approach, gathering a few Amazon pennies at a time when people by random bits of furniture not evenly vaguely related to any of my hubs . Time for coffee, brain shutting down, beginning to ramble nonsense (even more so than usual).
Wow, I'm impressed - 100 hubs in 11 weeks is awesome, I don't know how you did it!
Congratulations Spacey Gracey. you are really a hub machine. And I am more impressed by the fact that most of your hubs are amazon oriented. I am just pathetic at amazon and it takes me around 2-3 days to write a amazon hub and it still does not makes me money. I am sure you soon you will have dollars rolling in soon.
I find the Amazon stuff easy to write - just pretty boring. I don't know if I am any good at it yet. Only making a few dollars a week but that's what I expected at the start. If I'm still making the same I will declare myself a total failure and write a hub telling people how not to do it.
I know Amazon hubs are pretty boring but they are high paying too. most of the heavy weights here earn more from Amazon and ebay than adsense(Ryankett is an exception here, he makes $500+ per month from adsense and around $30 per month from amazon)...I think it is high time that I concentrate on amazon as I am incurring oppurtunity cost
I am sure your amazon hubs will surely pick up. I hope you are promoting them effectively. With 100 amazon hubs I can make a living!!!
Well promotion is something I definitely need to work at. If you have any hubs you've found really helpful on promotion please post them up.
I have read lots and lots of hubs and forum threads on backlinking and opinion still seems so divided, even among the people who are making good money - some backlink like crazy, and others say they don't do any and think that soon Google will be able to recognise these self-made backlinks. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.
Just gonna check out your hubs.
I was also faced with the same dilemma when I first started off at hubpages. To backlink my hubs or not, but as I have said in my hub, "How I made $100 from hubpages in six months", don't overload yourself with information and don't quit before trying. I have found backlinking very helpful and I would continue doing it. There would always be difference in opinion about it, as some authors are exceptionally talented and write wonderful hubs so other webmasters and bloggers automatically link to them and also some write in extremely narrow niches so don't feel the need to backlink as there is hardly any competition.
But hubbers like me who writes just about average need to backlink so that other people come to know about the existence of my hubs. I am planning to publish a hub on my promotion strategy, I will notify you when I hit the publish button!!
enlightenedsoul - I've just realised you said 100 hubs would be enough for you to make a living - and you've only been here 6 months so you must be doing lots right - need to take a closer look at you
Well I meant 100 amazon hubs, but still 100 adsense hubs won't be bad as well. I am earning $2-$3 per day from adsense and more hubs would only increase that. I have now focused my attention towards amazon and by the end of this year hoping to publish 75 amazon hubs(Infact I have already written down 45 topics that I would write). And I guess my scatter gun approach has been working for me and trust me that's the best strategy when you're new.
Good morning Spacey,
Will you now spend the next 11 weeks promoting your pages and gaining back links? That would be a good experiment to see how much difference a real effort at promotion makes to your earnings and views and how sustainable it was..
Hmmmm yes and no LeanMan. Some of them I already spent ages and ages putting backlinks down for, and all the others I just did a few. I can't tell the difference traffic-wise. I posted on another forum that they all do this funny little red triangle, blue triangle dance from one day to the next.
Some of the keywords were quite low competition so I'm hoping Google will give me love. Happy to just sit back and watch for a little while. I'm a stats woman at heart. That's why I went nuts and did 100 hubs because 100 hubs will tell me a lot more information than 10 hubs, and I will have more confidence in the conclusions I draw from that number. But also I need some more time to elapse before I start poking around at the stats.
Unless of course you were about to give me a list of magic back links that will give me 100 google #1 spots - in which case I will be more than happy to spend the next 11 weeks laying backlinks
Congratulations -youve reminded me of things to aim for thanks@!!
and congratulations again a great effort.. I applaud you!!!!
Nice job spacey gracey! The fact that your hubber score is in the nineties tells me whatever approach you are employing is doing just fine. We all are learning and will continue to do so, since we are seeing regular tweaks to the HP system. Keep on writing and when your ideas fall short you can always edit and rework the ones that underperform!
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