What is the best advice you would give a newcomer to Hubpages?

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  1. Barbara Kay profile image73
    Barbara Kayposted 13 years ago

    I'm curious what the best advice you would give someone new to Hubpages. I've read lots of advice in the hubs, but please share what you think is important.

    1. J Sunhawk profile image66
      J Sunhawkposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Keep the cat off the keyboard, and clean up the doughnut crumbs from your desk so the fire ants don't visit. Oh, and write, write, write. And listen to the Hub veterans.

  2. saleheensblog profile image61
    saleheensblogposted 13 years ago

    I would advice to visit the HP learning center and FAQ section first

  3. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 13 years ago

    Write like your life depends on it and don't stop. Then write some more. smile

  4. kmackey32 profile image64
    kmackey32posted 13 years ago

    And then write even more...lol

  5. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 13 years ago

    Make a plan and stick to it.

  6. thisisoli profile image69
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    Would definitely agree with advising people to go look at the learning center, way too many people asking questions which basically prove they did not bother to do an ounce of research.

  7. profile image0
    EmpressFelicityposted 13 years ago

    Decide why you're here.  That sounds obvious, but it's a question that people do need to ask themeselves!  For example, is it to make friends/socialise, or is it to write non-commercial stuff such as poetry or your life story, or is it to make money?  Or all of the above?

    If you want to make money, you really do need to do some reading about keyword research etc.  And be aware that it takes a LONG time before the earnings start to mount appreciably.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image73
      Barbara Kayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for all of the replies. I'm here for all of the above reasons. I guess I just need to keep writing, writing and more writing.

  8. wavegirl22 profile image49
    wavegirl22posted 13 years ago

    read read and read Hubs from Sunforged

    1. englightenedsoul profile image59
      englightenedsoulposted 13 years agoin reply to this


      1. K9keystrokes profile image82
        K9keystrokesposted 13 years agoin reply to this


  9. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 13 years ago

    Read the learning center.
    Enable Analytics immediately.
    Stay out of the forums smile

    1. MPG Narratives profile image61
      MPG Narrativesposted 13 years agoin reply to this


    2. K9keystrokes profile image82
      K9keystrokesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      LOL!   :-)

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      TopUniverseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i agree. but total out of forum is not a good idea. We can learn here here much more.

    4. saleheensblog profile image61
      saleheensblogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      goods advice, forum is addictive at least for me.

      1. Stories Inc. profile image63
        Stories Inc.posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        SoI've just found out... smile

    5. Barbara Kay profile image73
      Barbara Kayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe I am in the forums too much already. I enjoy them.

    6. Spacey Gracey profile image40
      Spacey Graceyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      And read the forums, and all the hubs about hubpages

      Excellent advice about analytics - wow I left that way too long

      And come back to the forums to get help with understanding analytics - then when you know what you are doing with the reporting can you tell me smile

  10. MPG Narratives profile image61
    MPG Narrativesposted 13 years ago

    Oops, time for me to stay out of forums.

    Write what you know
    Be true to your values
    Go to learning center first
    Be nice on forums. smile

  11. salt profile image61
    saltposted 13 years ago

    Read others work, but dont copy. Learn layout techniques and work on things that you like. Ride out the highs and lows and listen or read the comments of really experienced and helpful hubbers who are really lovely and do really give good advice. (thats not trying to be too kind to anyone. There are really people who do help and are very very knowledgeable.

  12. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 13 years ago

    I would say that, looking at the success stories, you shouldn't give up too soon:


  13. Wendy Krick profile image63
    Wendy Krickposted 13 years ago

    Don't Quit...Keep Writing...

  14. talfonso profile image85
    talfonsoposted 13 years ago

    Here's what I would pass on to a newcomer from my own experience: to financially succeed in writing for money, make a mixed forest of evergreen and deciduous content. Don't create only content that can be read daily and well into the future, but write content that can be useful every annual holiday as well!

  15. CYBERSUPE profile image60
    CYBERSUPEposted 13 years ago

    Be patient any just enjoy HubPages and all the wonderful Hubbers.

  16. couturepopcafe profile image59
    couturepopcafeposted 13 years ago

    Stay out of the religious and political forums unless you are armor plated.

  17. DonDWest profile image72
    DonDWestposted 13 years ago

    I have to be honest, as a newbie, it's a little hard not to get discouraged. I've done my homework and spent close to ten hours on my little hubs, most of the time spent having to do research and advertisement. Two of my hubs are already ranked #3 respectively for google on their distinct keywords.

    I've already got over 300 views, most are still from hubpages, but I'm getting hits from google and youtube now. The sad reality is I haven't even earned one red cent. Not even a dime. If this kind of traffic output can't even get one individual to click on a few ads, I don't know what will...

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      DonDWest, you'll find that hubs take a few months to age in search engines and get good traffic. 300 isn't a lot - I just passed 145,000.

      And you'll find that the more hubs you do, the more you'll learn and the faster you'll get.

      Definitely listen to Spacey Gracey, below. She's a pro and she's earning more than I do from going to work each month!

      She started just 8 months ago with no knowledge of how to make money online. So if you have the knowledge, then you should be able to beat her right? smile tongue

    2. Stories Inc. profile image63
      Stories Inc.posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      If I had 300 views in the first two days, I wouldn't be complaining... I think you're doing fairly well, if you ask me.

  18. Spacey Gracey profile image40
    Spacey Graceyposted 13 years ago

    DonD - go look at my profile page - see how many I hadin the first month and I made just 10 cents!. Now that many views is worth about $10 to me - that is not from adsense - most of it is from Amazon - but if I had given up after those first few weeks I never would've found out what potential there is in Hubpages.

    2 days is a bit quick to despair.


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