Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thick Bar vs Thin Bar: First Squidoo Lens

I created my first Squidoo lens! My lens is about using a thick bar or a thin bar for weight training. You see, I have been working out for the past year and a half, and I learned quite a lot when it comes to lifting. The thickness of the bar may not be an issue for some, especially beginners, but others actually care about it. There are benefits in using a thick bar, mainly due to added tension on the muscles. But this doesn't mean thin bars are useless. Learn more by checking out my lens, Thick Bar vs Thin Bar.

My Squidoo and HubPages Journey

So this is my first post which talks about the things I do to make money online by writing and sharing things that I am passionate about. For the past year, I have focused on writing at HubPages, a revenue sharing site where you can easily publish your articles and earn money on the side. I guess I can safely say that I have been quite successful on HP, although my earnings aren't something to brag about. After a little over a year, I'm very close to reaching 1 million views. There's some regret, because I know that I could have done a lot better in terms of traffic and income had I only exerted more effort in making more hubs. For those who are interested to know, I published around 120 hubs on my main account, but I deleted about 50 of them. Take note that I use a different username on HP.

Part of the reason why I started this blog is to focus on another HP account using my name. Actually, I have created the account about 6 months ago, but I barely touched it. So I want to start creating hubs and share them here with you, and let us all see how they would go.

During the past week, though, I have focused on my Squidoo account, which I also created about 6 months ago but I didn't really do anything. For the next two months, I would focus more on Squidoo, since I have yet to earn anything from it. I receive a decent amount of income from HP, so I want to diversify and try my luck on Squidoo.

My ultimate goal for 2013 is to create my own site, something that I've been considering for a long time now. I'm hoping to learn more about online marketing so I'll be better prepared for future projects.

There you have it. Let's see if I would be able to achieve all this by year's end.

Welcome to Caleb's Place!

Hello! I'm Caleb Melvern! I've been writing on the Internet for a year now, mostly on Web 2.0 sites. I've learned a lot in the past year, and today I finally decided to give blogger a try. In this blog, I will share the articles that I write in various sites, and maybe some other things of interest to me that I want to share with you, my readers. I hope you enjoy my little ramblings, and may you pick up a lesson or two as well.

Let the blogging begin!