I do not want to quit. But....

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  1. Sun Pen 50 profile image61
    Sun Pen 50posted 12 years ago

    I am 60 and new to writing, blogging and to hub pages. After retiring I started writing freelance and started these. I read many of the threads here. Still I want my only hub (I have three more, not published yet) to be viewed by experienced and not so experienced writers and please tell what you can say. I would be thankful for all those who write anything that is good or bad about it. I collected lot of advice from many interesting helpful threads and shall definitely put them to use. Thanks to all who don't mind spending their time to help others.

    I am restraining my urge to quit But....

    1. CMHypno profile image84
      CMHypnoposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Why would you want to quit after only writing one hub? Publish the ones you have waiting and get on with writing some more.

      I know nothing about cars, but your first hub seems fine to me and well laid out, and has a couple of good accolades.

      The key to HubPages is patience and tenacity.  The most successful hubbers here have carried on writing and learning and have dozens of hubs under their belts.

      Learn all you can about keywords, seo etc and keep on writing.  Good luck and welcome.

      1. Sun Pen 50 profile image61
        Sun Pen 50posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for advice and inspiration.. I don't want to quit but..

    2. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Can't see why you should want to quit! A well presented and informative hub. Will you be more encouraged when your scores go up? They will very quickly, it took about two weeks for me to hit the high eighties and I think your hub is better than any thing I've published.
      One word of advice though, is it cherry, as in the hub, or chery as in the tags? And if cherry is correct shouldn't it be cherry cars to fend off the gardeners and pie makers?

      Oh, welcome as well.

      1. Sun Pen 50 profile image61
        Sun Pen 50posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        It's chery
        But by mistake I accepted the auto correct
        But it is there in URL what best can I do now?

    3. Hokey profile image59
      Hokeyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      obviously you dont get it. Quit.

  2. BobbiRant profile image62
    BobbiRantposted 12 years ago

    Hey stick around, it gets better.  Like all things it has it's ups and downs.  I'd give it six months if I were you.  Write a few more hubs so we can see your nice writing style.  I, for one, hope you stick around.

    1. Sun Pen 50 profile image61
      Sun Pen 50posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.    I shall.

  3. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 12 years ago

    Don't worry so much. Enjoy the experience:


    1. Sun Pen 50 profile image61
      Sun Pen 50posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks a lot. It may take some time for me to read what you have commented.  Will come back to you.
      I'll take your advice.

      1. profile image0
        Website Examinerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        You are welcome. I too liked you hub, by the way. It is a bit short, aim for 500 words or more. Also, you may want to add some more descriptive tags, like the exact car model. This can influence search engine visibility. You can use Google Adwords keyword suggestion tool to research suitable keywords/tags.

        1. Sun Pen 50 profile image61
          Sun Pen 50posted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you once again. I'll follow the advice.

  4. Megavitamin profile image70
    Megavitaminposted 12 years ago

    Hubpages takes a little while to get the hang of, but I think you'll like it once you've given it some time.  Your hub seems better than most of the ones floating out there, so there's no reason to quit now.

    Good luck!

    1. Sun Pen 50 profile image61
      Sun Pen 50posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for compliment.

  5. GmaGoldie profile image74
    GmaGoldieposted 12 years ago

    I agree with BobbiRant - publish and give it 6 months. 

    "The origin of every excuse is the failure to do something."
    Andy Anderson

    1. Sun Pen 50 profile image61
      Sun Pen 50posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for advice.

  6. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 12 years ago

    As website examiner said, I like the hub, but find it a little short.  Perhaps more detail on manufacturing or models.  Modern plants or old?  Can China produce enough to be a competitor in the world?  Quality is an issue; expand on it.

    As far as quitting, it is possible that you don't yet understand how HP and free lance writing works.  I was in your almost exact shoes (60, out of work, no writing experience) in June, but am beginning to see results of my work on HP.  I have chronicled these efforts and results in a recent hub as encouragement and explanation for other newbies rather than an effort to earn income.  If you have uncertainties as to what to expect you might take a look.

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Wilderness is a hard worker. His hub is a wortwhile read for anyone ready to make a commitment:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/making-money-on … h-hubpages

      1. Sun Pen 50 profile image61
        Sun Pen 50posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        W.E. Once again Thanks a lot.

    2. Sun Pen 50 profile image61
      Sun Pen 50posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Wilderness, Thanks for suggestions. I'll do those ASAP. Now proceeding to your hub.

  7. profile image58
    foreignpressposted 12 years ago

    First of all, you're taking this too seriously. Relax, enjoy the various threads and study what more successful "hubbers" have done. Some have been on this board for three years or more. Just make sure that what you do is quality. If you expect HP to be a bottomless pit of eternal cash then your expectations are too high.

    1. Sun Pen 50 profile image61
      Sun Pen 50posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Thanks.

  8. profile image0
    Toby Hansenposted 12 years ago

    Welcome to HP!

    I know how to put a key in an ignition and start a car. That is as far as my mechanical ability goes. But even I thought you wrote a great Hub.

    I hope that you will stick around and keep Hubbing.

    If you write it, they will come!

    All the best, Toby

    1. Sun Pen 50 profile image61
      Sun Pen 50posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the compliment. and advice. I see this is a great community helping each other. I am impressed.

  9. Mikeydoes profile image44
    Mikeydoesposted 12 years ago

    Sun Pen, go to google and type in
    "acceptance of chinese cars"

    I'm not sure how many people will actually search that term, but that is a keyword phrase that you put in, and wouldn't you know it is first place! See who has an arrow pointing to their hub? Also your ads are very good. You will make money off of this hub. I have 60 hubs and I average a dollar a day combined to this point.

    Please publish the other 3 hubs you are doing yourself and everyone else a huge disservice!

    Look very carefully at some of your subtitles, as they might help you make more keywords. Remember, people are going to google.com and typing phrases in, you just have to find out those phrases!

    Further more you are #2 on
    "silver ck2 sedan"

    That shows you how good Hubpages really is. You just need to find the best keywords.

    There are always more keywords out there, even the best don't have all the best keywords!

    BTW makes this fun, not a job! Only do it when you feel like writing and having fun, you don't need to be a millionaire off of this. Always write about what you love, to me it looks like you might have a chinese car niche that might need some addressing. wink

    1. Sun Pen 50 profile image61
      Sun Pen 50posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Thanks a lot for bringing good news and advice. I didn't check any and never expected as I am not very familiar with keywords etc etc. It seems that I have to go to school once again.

  10. heart4theword profile image59
    heart4thewordposted 12 years ago

    I think this post, has helped you allot.  Just know your most likely not going to make money overnight.  There are some real experienced writers here!  Ones who have written books and make money at writing.  I've noticed there are even publisher's listed in these hubs...if you stick around like the other's encouraged, you might learn a thing or two:)  Blessings!

    1. Sun Pen 50 profile image61
      Sun Pen 50posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      yes, I see that I have to learn a lot in this and writing too. both new subjects for me. Thanks lot hitting the correct point.

      1. Reality Bytes profile image75
        Reality Bytesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I had the same feeling when I started writing here at HP.  I have never written anything before so my learning curve was huge.

        I do feel as though being a part of the HP community has definitely improved my writing skills.  I am also gaining views and AdSense $$$ on a daily basis.

        Six months is a good goal, I have more daily views right now then I ever thought would be possible.

        Patience, perseverance and a desire to learn will reap rewards in the long run.

        BTW: Welcome to HP, we are all happy to have you as a fellow hubber.  smile

  11. Urbane Chaos profile image90
    Urbane Chaosposted 12 years ago

    First, you need to understand the difference between HubPages and other types of freelance work.  Doing freelance, typically, you write an article and sell it.  There's instant gratification there. With HubPages, it's all about patience.  You earn money from either advertising or selling products.  Your article doesn't actually earn anything - unless someone offers to buy it later on.

    Second, You need to understand that it takes time.  As more people begin to find your article, you begin to earn more.  If your article is both readable and interesting, you'll soon start to attract a lot of attention.  Write as if you were writing for a magazine - keep it around 1,000 words, start off with a good hook, and keep the reader interested.  These things are what will get you noticed, and keep readers coming back again and again.

    And finally, if you're serious about earning money through HubPages, do all the research you can about SEO (Search engine optimization).  While it's nice to have a beautifully written article, if nobody can find it, then it's almost worthless.  To be really successful writing online, that is something that you really must understand.  Just the basics will get you by - it would take a lifetime to learn everything, and it's always changing.

    Either way, you're off to a good start!  I wouldn't give up just yet, give it a few more hubs and a couple months first.

    Good luck!

    1. Sun Pen 50 profile image61
      Sun Pen 50posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the advice, encouragement and your time and effort. I'll not allow that to go waste. Definitely.
      Thanks once again

  12. wearing well profile image68
    wearing wellposted 12 years ago

    Hi Sun Pen 50,

    Lovely bright creative name:)

    I'm sure you don't want to give up just yet......
    You've only just got started !

    It's a bit like looking for a car here at HubPages.

    When you've got these feelings,it will become fun,to be part of this hub commuity forum smile

    P.S.I agree with Urbane Chaos too:Patience,Perfecting & Performance and you shall reap the rewards:)

    Best Wishes

    1. adrienne2 profile image67
      adrienne2posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Sun Pen be encouraged you have alot to share with your HP community. You have a lot of knowledge on foreign cars, you are off to a good start. Keep going!

  13. CYBERSUPE profile image61
    CYBERSUPEposted 12 years ago

    Fight on Sun Pen the fun has just begun.

  14. Valeed profile image70
    Valeedposted 12 years ago

    Sun Pen please dont be discouraged. We all are always in the process of learning and we don't learn unless we do something and make mistakes. Go ahead and publish few hubs, after sometime you will learn how to write as a freelancer. Wish you all the luck and I hope you will change your mind about quiting smile


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