New Make Money Experiment – 100 Hubs In 30 Days
May 7th, 2009 | by Court | Published in TKA News | 148 Comments
Lately I've been cooking up some new experiments. I'm not going to lie – I frakkin LOVE experiments. I always learn a ton when I do them and they fit inline with one of my personal mottos which is 'GO BIG OR GO TO BED'. If you missed my last experiment you should check it out:
What led me to this next experiment is actually quite interesting…
I have created some hubs lately on HubPages to help promote some other sites and pages that I have. Hubs seemed to be pretty strong pages so I figured that I could pass some link juice to other sites and pages that I have. I created my first hub and pointed a link to a page, only to find that the link was nofollowed. That means that the link wasn't going to pass any juice to my page so I did some searching and figured out that HubPages gives you a score as an author and you have to maintain a score above 74 (out of 100) to get links that don't have nofollows on them.
I did some more reading and figured out that it isn't that tough to get a score of 74 and that I could get there by creating a few more hubs. This REALLY annoyed me lol. I thought it was stupid that I had to do extra work just to get a link I mean I was giving them free content, after all. I dediced that I had already created one so I might as well create a few more so that I can get the juice from the first one. I figured that I could get some juice from the additional hubs I created as well so I thought 'what the heck'.
I ended up with five or six hubs and let them sit for a few weeks so that I could get the juice to my original pages. It was during that time that I decided that I might as well use the Adsense feature on HubPages because I figured that they would get some traffic eventually. HubPages does a 60/40 split with you on Adsense impressions. That to me was really annoying because even though you get 60% and HubPages gets 40%, it seemed like a lot to be giving when you're the one that creates the content for the hub. Even though I was annoyed I decided to do it anyway because I created the hubs to get the links and I figured that a click here and there wouldn't be that bad.
I activated Adsense in my account. The next day I checked
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it and found out that I had made like $4. I thought, “that has to be a fluke.” I checked the next day and had made another $3. I was honestly shocked. I figured that I really wouldn't make hardly anything because I hadn't done that much and HubPages was getting 40% of the Adsense impressions.
Since then I've made some more hubs and have figured out that the authority of the domain makes it pretty dang easy to get search traffic. At first the math didn't make sense in my head and if you know me you know that if the math doesn't work, I can't move forward. It wasn't working in my mind until I realized that getting rankings seemed much more than 40% easier on HubPages.
I had never really seen HubPages as a viable method for making money online but suddenly I find myself very curious and surprisingly confident that I can make a ton with HubPages and Adsense.
I find that if I'm going to really find out how viable any system is as a money maker, I have to jump in full steam. So far I've only been flirting with HubPages and I'm ready to take our relationship to the next level. In the next 30 days I will be creating at least 100 hubs. That means I'm going to have to do some serious planning over the next few days and then unleash a fairly large amount of content. I know that the amount of content I'm going to want to use for each hub (around 400 words) will cost me either 30 minutes or $5 if I hire someone. I don't have 50 hours to spend on this but I'll figure out how to make ends meet somehow.
I would like to invite you to join my in this experiment. I know with 100% certainty that I will make some extra money with this. It's impossible to know how much but I feel that it's going to be pretty significant. There will also be huge benefits from having additional, juicy pages that I can use to link to projects that I already have.
If you would like to join in, run over to HubPages, sign up for an account, and leave a comment here telling the group what you're willing to commit to. I don't really want any “I'll see how many I can get done” stuff going on. Commit yourselves to a number of hubs and stick to it. I am excessively busy and I've still committed to creating between three and four hubs per day for a month straight. I better go buy some Mountain Dew.