ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Top Writing Tips - 100 Articles Later....

Updated on September 10, 2012

My Writing Journey!

After being online for months and more than 100 articles later, I have researched, studied and wrote many articles. Through the last year or so, I have learned so much from other hubbers, the FAQ’s and the forums. It has helped me as a writer and as a reader. Thank you so much to all, for your encouragement, criticism and helpful hints that have made me become a better writer and/or hubber! I hope to help other writers learn the value of Hubpages and this awesome community! Here are the top 18 tidbits I have learned over my hubpage journey;

Just Write
Just Write

Websites, internet and earning

Top 18 Tips:

If you are a new here, read the FAQ’s, trust me, they help!

Find a mentor within this website, I asked a lot of questions when I wasn’t for sure about the FAQ’s, these hubbers below have helped me through encouragement, comments, emails, and many other traits of support. These are my mentors:

  • Darkside
  • Frogdropping
  • Badcompany (TattoGuy now)
  • Msorenesson
  • Bingskee
  • Pamela99
  • Immartin
  • Rebecca E.
  • Harvey Stelman
  • Habee
  • Dohn121
  • Prettydarkhorse
  • Gusripper
  • Mickey Dee
  • Dream On
  • Maven 101
  • Breakfastpop
  • Blondepoet
  • Rawlus
  • James A Watkins
  • CheekyGirl
  • Ghost 32
  • Ryankett
  • SimoneSmith
  • Lorlie6
  • Fastfreta
  • We are all internet junkies, internet writers and internet helpers so find your mentors! They helped me to understand when I was posting things wrong or answered the tough questions or gave me continuous support when I needed it! Find your mentors; use them as needed because these Hubbers are priceless!

Promoting your hubs on other websites is a MUST; it’s like a band touring which are promoting their music, which is what you are doing with your hubs. If you don’t promote them on the internet you will not as much traffic, so therefore, you tour and promote, viola, traffic!

With that said, you can read all the hubs here about traffic and which network or social bookmarking websites are the best, but my best advice, is find your niche, because everyone is different. I tried several and it took me awhile to find the best websites that worked for me. It’s like trying on shoes; the more you try on, the more you will find the perfect pair. Here are the social networking websites that works most for my type of writing:

  • Xomba is a website where I see most of my traffic, you can sign up but make sure you write your own content too.
  • Redgage website is growing and the one site that is getting busier and I have won several contests from my hubs and made $25 a pop for winning the daily contests. It adds up and a very nice Redgage visa card. I highly recommend it, click on name.
  • Infopirate, just started using this site but really easy to use and post my hubs, plus, I have just started seeing more traffic on the hubs that I have posted on this website. Click on the name to check out this site.
  • Stumbleupon is crazy busy website and drives a lot of traffic to my hubpages and hubs. Check it out here, so many people and articles so you can learn a lot from this website too!

Proofreading is critical! I admit I am mine own worst proofreader but being on hubpages, forces me to do it. Plus, it helps me to improve on this particular skill that I do need help with on a daily basis. So proofread then go back and proofread again and again, so you get my point. After months of publishing a hub, I still find mistakes, so always look out for your own errors!

Your Title has to be good! I switch mine around to find the right one. I do go to the Google Keyword to see the best words for the ppc (pay per click), which helps tremendously. However, I really work on the ideal title that fits the hub and then search on Google (to figure out the pay per click per word).

Google Keyword tool is serious for all writers; understand the importance and significance of keywords and how to use them. Sorry, I am not going to give you all the answers, but hints on how to improve, some of these things you have to learn (they will help in the long run). Don’t forget to sign up for Google adsense!

Making money on Hubpages will come, however, you will have to WRITE, work HARD and TRY. Three ingredients to success and making money…remember WRITE, WORK HARD and TRY!

Most likely your first 10-20 hubs will be your learning platform, not as great as you want them, but over time you will make them better and they will become more popular. Don’t get discourage, just read and learn and continue to improve. It’s like taking your first steps as a baby, you stumble a few times but you get it after a while, just keep trying!

Quality versus Quantity – yep, write hubs with quality information, this is important! Be unique, be original and be creative!

Back linking is very important, learn how to do it and then do it! Read the articles below to learn more about back linking. Take the time to do it, it will drive traffic.

There are so many helpful hubs so read, review and find the right ones for you, however, I have to highlight the articles that have helped me through this journey;

Participate in the site, go to the forums, ask questions, answer questions, help others, and leave comments. You don’t have to spend hours upon hours doing this but participation is like working out, the more you do it the better you are.

Referrals are crucial; however, I am still learning this component of Hubpages. An area to improve on would be this, however, read and then do…right? Well, I have improved over time and will mostly likely continue to improve (and get more referrals). But this is my journey and I waited a long time to start working on referrals, I wanted to write, improve, read, write more and then I started to learn. Not the finest avenue I admit but I can tell that my journey has been exceptional! Hope yours is too. Here is my referral link if you want to sign up with me (I admit, I am not the best salesman) but I can promise you if you do sign up from me, it will be a remarkable voyage!

Just write! I want to make sure that I stress the importance of writing. Enjoy your writing, just let go, find that inner place and focus on writing. Writing and learning are two very different skills, so remember, to write. Then learn….

Continuous learning is always important, stay up with the times, the hubbers, and the authors, anything happening in today’s world, always learn and always know what’s going on around you.

Some hubbers will tell you to find your “niche” after a 100 hubs I am still looking for my niche, however, I do think its good advice! I just like writing about anything and will publish it. I am not the optimum example however, I do believe you have to find out what is best for you and if that is a niche, then locate it and promote that type of writing for you!

Hubpages is not designed to get rich quick, it’s about the community and learning, so write and then learn and then earn. Seriously, it’s worth it!

Here are my top 18 tips that will help you achieve your writing goal on Hubpages. These tips helped me and I only hope they will help your tour here at Hubpages. The internet is a fantastic tool for all and being a writer will only help you make that much more money. Life is exciting so write, learn and earn! That is what all these hubbers are doing, writing, learning and earning within this incredible website!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • G Miah profile image

      Gous Ahmed 6 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Some excellent and very helpful tips there Ladybird33! It really does help to research and ask for support from fellow hubbers, especially when you are treading the waters.

      It took me nearly four months to get the hang of things, and after a year i can say i know what i am doing!

      Good on you, and keep up the hubs!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      Hi G! Your comment is so true, it does take time to figure everything out. Hopefully, this hub will lead people to the right place for help! Thank you for reading. HOpe you are well, Ladybird

    • DREAM ON profile image

      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      These tips I will read again and again.It is so hard when you have life pulling you in one direction then your writings leading you to somewhere else.Some computer skills are helpful and neccessary to accomplish your goals.Keep asking until you get the answer that won't keep you up all night asking why?Thanks for helping others who want to succeed.I hope new hubbers will keep trying to fine tune their skills and try,try and try.

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      Hi Dream on, you are so right in your comment! Hopefully, the research will help others not to stay up all night like we have :) But I appreciate all your comments! You take care and always good to hear from you!

    • Randy Godwin profile image

      Randy Godwin 6 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Interesting advice. I don't backlink very much at all, Ladybird. And are those your referral links on the sites you mention in the hub? LOL! Rated up!

      Randy

    • breakfastpop profile image

      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Congratulations! What a milestone. Thank you so much for including me among your mentors. I am honored. Your advice is priceless. Rated up and useful!

    • samsons1 profile image

      Sam 6 years ago from Tennessee

      voted up, useful & beautiful! WOW! Lots of good advice and info here. Thanks and some of your mentors, I can claim also. Congrats on your success...

    • fresh2def05 profile image

      fresh2def05 6 years ago from Louisville, Ky

      very good hub Ladybird. This is also very inspiring to a new hubber such as myself. Also, I'm very pleased with the hubs you recommended. they are very helpful as well. This hub has been bookmarked and voted up. thanks

    • ghomefitness profile image

      ghomefitness 6 years ago from Chicago,IL

      Good tips, I have been at it for over a year and learned a lot from this hub. I have been just doing this for fun but why not make some money? Thanks for the help. up and very useful!

    • rotl profile image

      rotl 6 years ago from Florida

      Excellent hub, very useful and informative. Thanks for sharing your insights with the rest of us... sometimes successful people don't want to share their secrets, so I commend you for helping others.

    • CMHypno profile image

      CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Great tips for new hubbers Ladybird33, as it can all be a bit overwhelming when you start out. I agree with you, the referrals are a hard one to crack.

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Excellent hub and thank you for mentioning my name. You have some great tips and I use most of those sites to increase my traffic, except I have had a lot of trouble logging on to Redgage which I have given up. I think it took me more than 10-20 hubs as I didn't seek out help as I should have. The hubbers your named are all excellent. Rated up!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      Hi Randy! Those are my referral sites and I do backlink a lot, hopefully, you will more too. It's a lot to learn but you are doing great as is :) Thanks for stopping by!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      breakfastpop, thank you for always helping me and leaving awesome comments for me! I do appreciate it! Thanks so much!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      samsons1, thanks for the great comment and reading my hub, hope it helps! Thanks for voting up!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      fresh2def5, thank you so much! I hope these tips help you. great place here so enjoy your time here and thanks for coming to see me too!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      ghomefitness, if you have been here a year you should have made a little money! I hope this helps and I appreciate you coming to see me. All my best, Ladybird

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      rotl, I have to totally agree with your comment, the ones (and they know who they are) that work so hard to stand out but don't really offer help, well, it's sad to me. I hope this helps all one way or another. Thank you for coming to see me!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      CMHypno, I appreciate the comment and agree with you, it can be so overwehlming. Thanks for reading!!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      Pamela99, you have inspired me with all that you have done. I do agree with Redgage, it can be frustrating! Thanks for your comment and continued support!

    • funride profile image

      Ricardo Nunes 6 years ago from Portugal

      Hi Ladybird, you are not part of Hubpages Elite by chance... your hubs always bring good informations and tips for new hubbers (as well as for all the others). I agree with you completely, there is not just one solution... each one of us has to find what works better for our niches and hubs. Keep up the great work ;)

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      funride, thank you so much for the awesome comment! You are right, you have to find your own path and I can't say it enough. But I certainly appreciate your reading and I hope it helps! Thanks!

    • profile image

      Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

      This is a great hub that I will have to read again in its entirety. As a newbie, there is much I can benefit from this. Thanks for sharing.

    • profile image

      TattoGuy 6 years ago

      Firstly thanks for the mention and nice one on hitting 100 hubs, my further advice is find about 10 niches and vary your hubs on them, tis working for me.

      xox

    • profile image

      schraderksal 6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Ladybird-very insightful tips & informative hints; obviously the kind gleaned from hard work & experience! Sharing them mite smooth the playing field for alot of us new to Hubpages... My road may not be as bumpy now thanks to you!

    • giselle2323 profile image

      giselle2323 6 years ago from Peterborough, Ontario

      Great Hub and excellent information. As a new member to hub, I am still learning the ins and outs of the hub community. I will bookmark this hub and refer to it often. Thank you.

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      Hi Doug, I hope it helps, that is why I wrote it. Let me know. thanks so much

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      TattoGuy, I can always count on you! Thank you again for the tips.

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      schraderksal, thank you for reading and commenting, I certainly appreciate it. wishing you lots of luck.

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      giseele2323, awww, I loved being bookmarked, thank you! Keep me posted and let me know if it helps. thank you for coming to see me!

    • De Greek profile image

      De Greek 6 years ago from UK

      Well done on passing the magic number of 100 hubs and well done on an this excellent article. :-)

    • Dee aka Nonna profile image

      Dee aka Nonna 6 years ago

      This is a keeper for me. Thank you for the advice. I'm trying to absorb it all.

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      De Greek, Thank you so much for the wonderful comment! I appreciate your reading this hub!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      Dee aka Nonna, wishing you all the help and I hope this hub does just that! Thank you for stopping by!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Excellent hub. Terrific tips and advice. I am bookmarking, there's so much information I'll have to take more time to absorb it all later. Voted up and useful.

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      KoffeeKlatch Gals, thank you for the awesome comment. I loved writing this hub and hope it helps all when writing their next article. Thanks so much!

    • agvulpes profile image

      Peter 6 years ago from Australia

      Ladybird33 thanks for these great tips and I am bookmarking this Hub for future reference for myself and for pointing any newcomers at :-)

    • thougtforce profile image

      Christina Lornemark 6 years ago from Sweden

      This article has it all; a brilliant hub, excellent writing, great inspiration, very good advices, sincerity, useful links, ... I could go on forever! Thank you, for sharing your insights on this subject so clearly and in a way that is easily understood! Bookmarked and voted up of course!

    • Neverletitgo profile image

      Neverletitgo 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Lady, this great hub with useful tips for newbie’s like me as well as other hubbers. It is a four months since I signed hubpages and you were first person who welcomed me, thank you. I will apply your free tips in this hub plus your advices that you told me when I first came this page. I want to bookmark, vote up and check useful. Thanks for your free tips.

      Take care

      Abdi

    • Neverletitgo profile image

      Neverletitgo 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Hey, I forgot to ask you, for those sites that you've mentioned here,can I edit my articles like hubages?

      Thank you.

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      agvulpes, thank you for reading and commenting. I really hope it helps others! Thank you so much!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      thoughtforce, your comment summed up exactly what I wanted to accomplish with this hub, easy and useful for all. Thank you so much!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

      Neverletitgo, how are you? thank you for the wonderful comment and for reading my hub. Also, you can edit on these other sites as well. However, I will say hubpages is by far the best (to me). Thank you again and hope you are well!

    • tonymac04 profile image

      Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

      Very good advice. I have just signed up with infopirates and learning the ropes there.

      Thanks for the useful Hub.

      Love and peace

      Tony

    • catgypsy profile image

      catgypsy 6 years ago from the South

      What wonderful advice! Being new at this, it can be confusing and overwhelming at times. I love your style of writing. Very straightforward and encouraging.

      Thanks for all the great info,

      Sheila

    • catgypsy profile image

      catgypsy 6 years ago from the South

      Ok, another newbie question. In the Social Networking Sites part, are those sites where you only add blogs you've written on other sites, or do you write new blogs on them? I feel so incredibly stupid about all of this! But I figure the only way to learn is to ask!

      Thanks

      Sheila

    • Cheeky Girl profile image

      Cassandra Mantis 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Great hub! And thank you for putting moi name up there! Aw that is sweet! This is a great hub!

    • Glenn Stok profile image

      Glenn Stok 6 years ago from Long Island, NY

      You have a tremendously useful list of references here. Thanks. I voted up. Congratulations on writing 100 hubs (plus).

    • tsmog profile image

      Tim Mitchell 6 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Totally awesome , , ,I have bookmarked this for reference in my next planning session. A wealth of knowledge and it comes from experience, thank you very much

    • LucasKl profile image

      LucasKl 6 years ago from Hamburg, Germany

      Great, as a newbie to hubpages, I found this hub very helpful and encouraging. Thanks, Ladybird!

    • vocalcoach profile image

      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Sure do appreciate these helpful tips. You have presented an excellent hub - a great aid to all of us ('specially me). congratulations on your magnificent milestone. Very excited about reading more of your hubs. :)vocalcoach

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      I can't believe that I missed this one but better late than never I suppose.

      A great hub that I am bookmarking.

      Thank you for sharing and take care.

      Eiddwen.

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA

      tony, how are you? thanks so much for reading and stopping by to see me. Always good to have you come by!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA

      catgypsy, I don't really do blogs at all. I just write and advertise. I don't think there is anything right or wrong that you do as a writer. I think we just learn. Thank you for stopping by!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA

      All Cheeky Girl, you are an asset to Hubpages! My best to you.

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA

      thank you Glen, for the great comment and voting up for me! I appreciate it so. Hope you are well!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA

      tsmog, thanks for bookmarking, I love that! I appreciate your stopping by and commenting!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA

      Hi LucasKI, how are you? Thanks for reading. I am grateful! All of this helped me.

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA

      vocalcoach, your comment made my day and I hope it helps you. Thanks so much for reading! Love your comment and keep writing.

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA

      EIddwen, thanks so much. I really hope that I hope others because I was lucky to have help! Thanks again

    • Phillbert profile image

      Phillip Drayer Duncan 5 years ago from The Ozarks

      Wow lots of good advice! Thank you! Now ill go see if I can apply it! Hahaha thank you!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA

      Phillibert, thank you for reading and I hope it helps!

    • amazonrus profile image

      amazonrus 5 years ago from Earth

      Quality over Quantity. I only have 5 Hubs. But I'm well hitting 100K visitors in a months time! :)

    • profile image

      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      Hi Ladybird33, thanks for all those wonderful tips! Being a newbie anywhere often means an information overload for many, including myself! But just like anything else, it just needs to be taken at one step at the time, and perseverance is the key to anyone's success :-)

    • Cocoa Fly Fishes profile image

      Cocoa Fly Fishes 5 years ago from Wherever the fish are!

      Dear ladybird33:

      Thank you for this wonderful hub! Your clean, simple writing style makes writing look a lot easier than it is! *wink* I loooooove how you edit your work, dear!

      I'll revisit this to learn even more, but for now, you've got me hooked on HubPages!

      Warm regards to you & yours...Cocoa Fly Fishes

    • profile image

      Crystar 5 years ago

      Thank you for the great tips. You're a good writer.

    • wetnosedogs profile image

      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      I bookmarked this for future reference. Glad I thought this.

      I am sharing this.

    • easylearningweb profile image

      Amelia Griggs 4 years ago

      This is an extremely helpful hub, full of tips and great advice! Thanks a ton for sharing this information. I will definitely bookmark this hub!

      Regards,

      Easylearningweb

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 4 years ago from Georgia USA

      Thank you so much for the comment and reading my hub!

    • Ladybird33 profile image
      Author

      Ladybird33 4 years ago from Georgia USA

      Good. I hope it helps. Thank you!

    Click to Rate This Article