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Newbie seeking feedback. Day 1, Hub 1

  1. Variety Writer profile image60
    Variety Writerposted 6 years ago

    Hello,
    I am a newbie and I am looking for some feed back, especially from hubbers who have been here awhile. Hope I'm on the right track.

    Thank you.
    Here is my very first hub ever smile
    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Save-On-Car-Expenses

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Not a bad Hub, but I don't really believe you will sell very much oil or other products found easily at the local gas station or WalMart.  Try to advertise items people won't mind waiting a few days for.

      You'll soon get the knack of what does or doesn't sell on your Hubs.  smile  Welcome to HP!

      1. Variety Writer profile image60
        Variety Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for the feedback. Any specific product suggestions?

        1. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I try to offer something related to the Hub but will catch the eye as being unusual or new to get the visitors to enter "The Amazon Zone."  Then what ever they buy gets you the bucks.  Just one of the methods which seems to work okay for me.  Good luck! smile

    2. oceansnsunsets profile image87
      oceansnsunsetsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Variety writer, welcome to hubpages!  That is a great first hub.  You definitely seem like you are on your way.  Ocean

  2. starme77 profile image89
    starme77posted 6 years ago

    I think its a very well thought out hub - seems to have everything needed - Nice smile keep at it smile

    1. Variety Writer profile image60
      Variety Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for visiting. Much appreciated!

  3. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    First off - welcome to Hubpages smile

    Second - great first hub, top effort, more!

    Last - lose the first picture - kill it or insert it next to the text capsule that is free of product links. That way the ad block that's below the halfway mark will float up and to right of the first text block - which is exactly where it needs to be.

    You look like you've either read the instruction manual or have an idea of what you're doing smile

    1. Variety Writer profile image60
      Variety Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Picture gone. Thank you for the feedback. I really appreciate it!
      Yes, I read some instructions smile I have also been writing for over a year now... getting much better at it. 

      <runs off to make a 2nd hub page>

    2. iamalegend profile image72
      iamalegendposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think the amazon capsule should be placed in the middle of the hub.

      1. frogdropping profile image85
        frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        There should be an Amazon capsule everywhere you scroll on the page.

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    Muldanianposted 6 years ago

    Don't be disappointed if your hubs do not get the feedback you had hoped for.  I have been on here a couple of weeks, and really wanted feedback to hubs I had put a lot of effort into, and was disappointed when it was not forthcoming.  Now, I write for the enjoyment of it and realise that if the hubs do not connect with people, this does not make them worthless.  Simply that not everyone is interested in the same things.  So enjoy your writing for its own sake.

    1. frogdropping profile image85
      frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Muldanian I'm sorry if you missed out on constructive feedback. I must have missed you - sometimes we do hmm

      If you want any direction, ask me directly and I'll give it. And welcome to hubpages smile

    2. Variety Writer profile image60
      Variety Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good advise. Thank you!

  5. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    Hmmmmm lol ok - now go back (again!) and write another 100 words or so in the top text capsule - then create three small paragraphs from the text. You need the extra words to create enough space for the ad block to float next to it.

    Didn't note how many words were there in the first place :smile

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You notice everything, your Eliteness!  Warts and all!  lol

      1. frogdropping profile image85
        frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Of course Randy - I'm omnifrognipotent ... didn't you know that? smile

        1. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          That is much better than being omnifrogimpotent!  smile

          Especially if you feel sorta froggy!  lol

    2. Haunty profile image81
      Hauntyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      She eliminated that block in the second hub completely. lol

  6. Variety Writer profile image60
    Variety Writerposted 6 years ago

    Thank you everyone for the feedback.

    I just published my second page... and I think Im starting to get the hang of it.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/dogs-teeth

    1. leahlefler profile image98
      leahleflerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Great hubs! Keep it up - you'll get ad revenue in no time (I'm new to this game and I've gathered enough Adsense for a cup of coffee, so earning money is possible)!

      1. Variety Writer profile image60
        Variety Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Haven't applied for Adsense yet. Afraid of rejection. I read so much about many people being denied. I think I will wait a few months and build 100 hubs first. Thanks for the feedback.

        1. leahlefler profile image98
          leahleflerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I applied and was accepted right away, though I am in the United States (people from Asia often have to wait a minimum of six months prior to getting approved for an adsense account). I hope you get to your 100 hub goal quickly, and good luck with hubpages!

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    For future reference, all posts asking for people to help with criticism of hubs should be posted in the Extreme Hub Makeover forum. Otherwise they will delete your links.

    By the way, they both look good to me. Maybe adding a video showing someone brushing a dogs teeth would add to it. You can always find a video that fits your hub at YouTube I find smile

    1. Variety Writer profile image60
      Variety Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for letting me know. I'm new and didnt know, so I appreciate you taking the time to inform me.

  8. Variety Writer profile image60
    Variety Writerposted 6 years ago

    I'm up to 9 hubs in 7 days now. I think Im on a roll!

  9. Variety Writer profile image60
    Variety Writerposted 6 years ago

    My 10th Hub
    How to Make Play Doh
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Make-Play-Doh

    1. Variety Writer profile image60
      Variety Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I didnt mean to post this here. How do I delete a post?

 
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