I just published my first hubpage. What do I do now?
Don't Rest On Your Laurels!
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!
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!
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!