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I just published my first hubpage. What do I do now?

Updated on November 17, 2008

Don't Rest On Your Laurels!

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Move Forward Quickly & Decisively! ;)

Publish that first one and get busy on the next one! Or better yet, get busy on the next one before you finish the first one and have another one waiting in the wings!

Whenever I see a good idea, I make a note of it. I find it really easy to just keep an open file of ideas going while I am online and jot notes constantly. I keep files of various topics I would like to work on and add whatever I find as I come across it. I am always working on these to shape them up. So I may have several articles going at once. Sometimes I will publish a few at a time. My goal is to be able to publish six to eight a day, but I am not anywhere near that yet.

Make The Most Of The Web!

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Network!

Share your expertise with others and build your readership. Set up a FaceBook account, and post a link to your one and only Hub. Post links to other folks' Hubs that you find interesting and helpful.

Search Hub Pages for topics that interest you and become familiar with other authors. Join their fan clubs, study and comment on their work. Build a circle of friends.

Go to AnswerBag.com and answer people's questions. Be sure to answer the question completely. Then enhance your answer with a link to your article on the subject. AnswerBag is a great place to find good ideas for Hubs. If you see a question that you know you could write 300 good words to answer, you have a Hub! Write your Hub, illustrate it, go back and give a personal answer, and include your link! Just be sure that you do really give a good answer to the specific question as well as your link. Don't just go through and leave a bunch of links and nothing else! It's rude, and it's not what people want when they go to AnswerBag for an answer. Anytime you network through any service, be sure to actually participate in that service legitimately. If you just go in to post your links and hawk your wares, it won't go over well!

Remember to add a link to any new Hub that you create to your e mail signature!

Be Ready To Publish At The Drop Of A Hat!

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Find Resources!

Locate resources that can help you create better Hubs. For example, find one or two good sources for stock photos. I use everystockphoto.com quite a bit. I really like their photos. There are quite a few good services online. Amass a library of pictures that you can use with info about the photographer and attribution license handy so that you will be ready to illustrate your Hubs at the drop of a hat!

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  • justmesuzanne profile imageAUTHOR

    justmesuzanne 

    9 years ago from Texas

    Yeah, I have had some great ideas and totally forgotten them by the time I got home! That's a good idea about the recorder! I have started just keeping a bunch of unfinished HUBS. When I get an idea, I give it a title and rough in some notes, then take my time looking for pictures and scaring up information. That seems to be a good way to keep a list.

    Thanks for the comment!

  • Christoph Reilly profile image

    Christoph Reilly 

    9 years ago from St. Louis

    Very good advice. I keep a list too. In fact, I carry a small digital recorder with me so I can quickly get a record of an idea I have, and then I transcribe them to my file when I get home. It never fails when you want an idea to write about.

    Thanks for a great hub!

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    C. C. Riter 

    9 years ago

    Great info for a newbie like me. Thanx girl.

  • Joy M profile image

    Joy M 

    9 years ago from Sumner, Washington

    Thanks for the links. It's always nice to find free photos and you can never have too many ideas for articles. :)

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