I don't have that many hubs here, mainly because my own sites take all my time.
But I've noticed that be it a hub or my own site articles, even though this is all I do full time, I only seem to get out 3 a day.
Do you think that is bad for someone who does it full time? I think I should be able to do more. Yet something always seems to come up or something.
I am by myself so it's hard to get any motivation, I rely solely on myself to get going and get my work done.
I should have over a hundred hubs here, but I only have 25 or so. When I make an article in my own sites I find it soooo hard to write another one like it for backlinks.
Well, got to go to work now,,,, after I get my dunkin dougnuts coffee and do some grocery shopping (see!)
That means nearly 100 hubs per month. It has been good move provided when one work with consistency.
matters how well they perform now, doesnt it!
i work full time online - i dont do 3 hubs a day!
i think websites are easier actually
Well yes, one hub a day making 100 a day is better than 50 hubs a day making nothing!
Just seems like I never have enough time. I run 15 websites, but most of those are pretty much on auto pilot. Then you get those bugs and glitches you always seem to have to fix.
I just want to make more quality articles, now that I know more about going after good keywords and all. Guess I need to stop complaining and more time writing!
It also depends how you split your time.
In one week I could either write around 20 hubs that I have done no keyword research for and lay no backlinks,; or 10 hubs that I have researched; or 5 researched hubs and lay some quality backlinks for them. It depends how you like to split your time and what you think makes money for you.
I tried doing all the research and backlinks - I hated it. So I just wrote hubs. I figure if you write a good hub someone might do the backlinks for you, but no-one is going to write your hubs
As long as you are moving forward then of course its good.
Time management really is a problem with people being self employed. Its hard to stay discipline.
I used to have that problem until my father taught me how important time is.
Time is of much greater value then money. Heres how he explained it.
You can throw a hundred dollars away, walk down the street, earn a hundred dollars and all is good. However if you waste even one second that is a second that no matter what you can never get back.
Your going to have good and bad days, just keep moving forward and all will be good.
Your father gave sound advice Dale, lovely post.
I write 5 hubs a day, Monday through Friday. Probably a couple on the weekend. I also maintain nearly 100 of my own sites - traditional designs and blogs (all privately owned - i.e. no blogger sites)
HP takes about 40% of my day. It would get more if there were more monetization methods available, such as buy.com or kmart or some other major affiliate players.
For the time that I've been here, I'm blown away by the stability of Google traffic. I've never seen anything like it. Even with the recent Mayday update, that killed some of my own sites and that of many others that I know, HP just kept rolling along.
Plus it's just super easy here to make good money - from the get go. When you're growing your own sites, they usually take a while to get going.
Bill, if 3 a day is bringing in the $$$ you want, they 3 is good. If not, more is good.
(Sorry I hit the wrong button, didn't mean to respond to a post.)
Wow, you write a lot! I can't imagine trying to upkeep 100 sites, but then I assume they are not all blog types.
Well, 3 a day is NOT bringing in the bucks I want. But after doing all the traffic stat checks, reading emails, taking care of bugs and so on I just don't ever seem to have time for more.
I also assume that as you write more content that is SEO'd good, you make more as time goes on that is passive. So 3 a day, I hope, will reach a point where I am making enough because the traffic from the past articles push your normal earnings higher.
I'm also adding some forums of my own in my websites, which should generate traffic without much help from me once they get going.
Anyway thanks for your input, you write a lot faster than me!
Thanks for the advice. I'm trying to get a system down, but I never stick to it. I'm also trying to do more right now because of the upcoming Holidays.
So I'm a bit discouraged at all the work I have to do and knowing I'm the only one who can do it or will care if it gets done. But I WILL get it done,,,,,, sometime!
Bill, I've hardly been here long enough to get my coat off so I have no comment on the use of Hub pages but I can recommend work hard or work smart to you.
I was in the position of needing extra length days to even stand still. I took a long look at my work load and eventually cut it by 40%. This cut my income by around 10% or less. with the new found free time and a better focus on the profitable aspects of my work quickly recouped the lost income and passed it.
Like you I'm single but now if I get up and don't want to work I don't have to, or get bored with one aspect for a day or two, do something else.
I can only write one Hub a day - don't think that I have ever managed two. So I think that we Hubbers are all different in our output levels and as long as we just keep writing at a pace that is works for us and keep moving forward everything is good.
It's hard finding a balance between writing here on HP and on your own sites, especially if you are like me and have half a dozen sites to contend with plus a full time offline business and a try to maintain a reasonable social life.
Stay organized and plan out your writing schedule at least the night before. It mostly works for me but then again, things happen.
I am a full timer, with other properties besides hubpages. I spend three hours writing backlink articles in the morning, and average around 12. I then block off two hours in the afternoon to work on the actual properties I am backlinking, stuff like keyword research, new posts, interlinking, and any technical stuff that comes up. Then I spend another hour at night posting my backling articles here there and everywhere.
If you are doing this for income, 3 a day is not enough. Maybe for a hobby it will do, and everyone will say something different, but most people who are on hubpages can not make a full time income from it. Unless you are outsourcing your backlink articles, you will see a reduction of income with just three articles a day.
So can you explain to me as a newbie why the quantity of hubs appears more important than the size of each hub the quality of content and it;s appeal.
At present and depending on research I can produce finished work of about 2-3000 words a day, drop the quality of the research and forget any more than one edit and I can crank it up to 3-4000 words a day. (obviously factors would push that in a long way in either direction)
So I'm to believe that it would be more effective to split my output into say 15 hubs equal to the days output in total.
I think you have to find the balance between quantity and quality. If you read Mark Knowles post about a Flagship hub he explains the importance of quality, but he also admits that every hub should not be a flagship hub.
http://hubpages.com/_PDS/hub/How-I-got- … first-page
Mark from the keyword academy always says to use the 80/20 rule. Write 80% of your time for backlinks, and 20% for your own content.
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