This month I maintained the progress I made last month in terms of traffic, but the visitors were buoyed by the three posts I shared on my personal FB page. Apparently people in my life are very interested in effective frugal measures!
FinCon14 early bird tickets went on sale this month and I BOUGHT MINE! (The financial details will be in next month’s report because I did it after February 15.) I’m committed to paying for this conference out of blog earnings in 2014 but we definitely haven’t made enough money yet to cover it, so I need to either step up my affiliate sales efforts or find another route by which to earn the money. Any ladies want to split a room? Let me know! (Is it weird that I’m open to splitting the room by 3-4 and not just 2?? It’s kind of expensive yet I want the experience of staying at the conference hotel.)
Analytics Data from February 15, 2014
People who listen to us, as of February 15, 2014:
RSS subscribers: 152 (too many fluctuations to bother recording change)
Twitter followers: 766 (+28)
Facebook fans: 53 (+3)
Alexa: 82,568 (+4,617)
Google PR: 3 (no change)
MozRank: 5.06 (+0.01)
Some Google Analytics statistics:
I shared a few articles on my personal Facebook page this month, so that inflated my pageviews a bit. Overall they were quite similar to last month.
This month, three of our top five most viewed posts are from this past month, which is pretty unusual! My post on reproduction got a lot of views and comments, as posts on that subject tend to do.
Most viewed posts:
Most Commented Posts:
Blog Balance Sheet
We’re well on our way to paying for my ticket to FinCon14 with progress this month!
affiliate income: $435
Kyle wanted to try out some alternate hosting services, so we switched to paying Dreamhost monthly. This is (allegedly) a temporary situation while he tries out the Google app engine.
Search Terms from Real People
“film editing side hustle” – You are looking for Budget and the Beach!
“how much money i need to give for a black tie wedding?” – The same as you would give for any other type of wedding. When are people going to learn that you do not need to pay for your plate!?
“md phd-buy or rent home?” – If you can, buy. You’ll be locked into the area for quite a while.
“how do i determine what to charge a person who is renting a room from me” – Whatever the market will bear. Or, use my formula for splitting rent among roommates! (But you have to use market rent for your house, not your mortgage payment.)
How do you promote your blog posts and what gives you the best traffic? Have you bought your FinCon14 ticket yet?