HubPages is launching a new sub-forum soon and an ongoing initiative: The 30 Hubs in 30 Days HubChallenge.
Back in May the gauntlet was thrown down between Ryan Hupfer of Hubpages and Courtney Tuttle from The Keyword Academy. 100 hubs in 30 days. Because it was believed that something good would come out of it.
And something did. Within days the hub forum was whipped into a frenzy, and during the course of the 30 days and the aftermath, those participating published more hubs, saw more visitors and for some, a noticeable, even substantial, increase in Adsense earnings.
Courtney Tuttle got off to a strong start, leaving Ryan in his dust, making $475 by the end of the 30 days. Ryan had an excuse though… it was the drugs. For his shoulder surgery, which inconveniently had to be done not long after he announced the hubchallenge to the rest of the HubPages community.
Personally, my revenue rose by more than 300% and hasn’t looked back since.
When I took the 30 day challenge I thought I could publish 100. I was wrong. Some managed to achieve the feat, and I guess I might have too, if I could have successfully avoided shopping, household chores and sleeping.
It is important to go at a pace that isn’t going to physically drain you and mentally destroy you.
30 may sound like a lot. And it is. But 30 hubs is achievable. And you can accomplish both quality and quantity.
I’m happy with the quality of my hubs: The Roman Empire (I didn’t actually do this for the challenge, I had just finished writing it up when the challenge was announced, so don’t let the length scare you off), Newcastle, Australia, Caricaturing, Pepe the Prawn, Flagship Hubs, Capstone Hubs, Traffic Bonus, Cheese, Biceps, Sparta, Triceps, Chest, Deltoids, Forearms, HTML, Calves, Welding, Sulla, Hamstrings, Quadriceps, Glutes, Constantine, Seneca, Scones, Fans, Celebrating Useless Keyword Victories, Diocletian, Julian, Lower Back and Abdominals.
You’ll notice a theme running in there with some of them (muscle and fitness), more about that in a later blog post.
I’ll be breaking down a gameplan in three parts of one method of approaching your own 30 day hub challenge. In fact, I’ll be following this plan myself. Yes, once the sub-forum is unleashed I’ll be firing off the starting blocks, doing it all again!
And in the meantime I am actually sitting on my hands, not preparing (because I’m too busy getting my blog posts ready!). Preparation for me will happen as soon as I clock in on day 1.
You’ll get to read this and more, at the new blog that Greg and I are
about to unveil. Here it is! Startpoint.Biz
Update: Here is my 30 Day Hub Challenge Game Plan: Part I
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