Early May 2012 Blog Update 42 Comments
Earlier this week I wrote about diversifying online income. So I decided it was about time to start taking some steps to get some income coming in from this blog.
My first step was to start offering freelance website marketing services. Since I have an abundance of experience in that field, I figured it was a good place to start. I actually recently got a keyword research contract via this blog.
It would be much appreciated if you could help me out with sharing that page on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc. The support will not go unnoticed. Thanks!
Or if you’re interested in hiring me for website marketing services, send me an e-mail and we’ll work something out.
Blog Stats Update
The biggest news is that my blog now has a shiny new Google PageRank. Since this blog has only been going for 3 months, I was aiming for PR3, but really expecting PR2. I was ecstatic to see that I jumped up to PR4 Thursday morning. I was surprised, but I know it took a lot of hard work and time to get to that ranking. So don’t feel discouraged if you don’t make such a big leap.
The Alexa Rank improvement is slowing down a lot, but I’m sure that’s normal as you get lower and lower. As of writing this post I’m at 66K. Since I thought it would take a year or longer to get that low, I’m happy.
Facebook likes has been staying steady with a bit of back and forth movement. Since I don’t do anything on there, that’s no surprise.
On the Twitter front it looks like I gained about 25 followers in the past week. By my standards that’s not bad either. I’m going to try to get more active on Twitter and make a push for 500 followers by the end of May.
My Google+ following is starting to build up more. One of these days I’ll have to see what others are doing on there and take some notes.
I’d like to thank all of you for the help with these stats. It may reflect my efforts, but it would be nowhere with your support. If I can ever help you out somehow, don’t be shy. Reach out to me by e-mail anytime!
Favorite Posts On Other Blogs
And now for everyone who’s bored of my blog, here’s some other great posts to read. Or if you can’t get enough of my blog, check these blogs out anyway. They’re all run by great people and they put a lot of effort into their blogs. Plus they’re nice to me which I always appreciate
How much house is too much… on Step Away From The Mall
How to be Happy on Cult Of Money
I Want To Invest In Real Estate #2: I’m Too Emotional to Buy a House on American Debt Project
Is Tipping Out of Control? on Money Smart Guides
Do you really need money? on This That And The MBA
Money Saving Tips – Comparison Shopping on One Smart Dollar
Are Small Business Credit Cards a Good Idea? on Careful Cents
You Should Quit Your Job! 5 Signs That It Is Time To Move On on See Debt Run
How Much Did I Save Living At My In-Law’s? on Sweating The Big Stuff
How Long Will You Drive Your Car? on My Alternate Life
Go Green And Save Money At The Same Time on Finance Yoga
Modest Money Around The Web
It was another busy week of getting featured on a lot of blogs. It’s awesome how generous fellow bloggers are. I’m used to marketing e-commerce websites where the competition is fierce and cooperation would be unheard of. So this is a pleasant change of pace. Anyways, here is where Modest Money was mentioned recently:
Five For Friday: It might snow today in Central NY on This That And The MBA
Friday Finds 4/27 on Three Thrifty Guys
The Round Table on Money Smart Guides
Friday Personal Finance Review for April 27 on One Smart Dollar
Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #31 – Lend A Helping Hand on 101 Centavos
Weekly Roundup: Great Articles This Week on Money Q&A
Financial Simplicity Carnival 9th Edition on Money Smart Guides
Updates: April 22 – 28 on The Outlier Model
Yakezie Carnival – Earth Day 2012 Edition on The Frugal Toad
TotallyMoney Blog Carnival- Big Bang Theory Birthdays Edition on Debt Black Hole (Editor’s pick)
Festival of Frugality #334: Celebrate May Day Edition on This That And The MBA
Monthly Progress Report: April Showers Bring May Flowers on Careful Cents
For some reason I don’t seem to get pingbacks for this kind of stuff. So if I ever miss anything, let me know. It’s never done on purpose. I record these as I find them, but I’m sure I miss some mentions.
Since I started asking random questions in these Friday posts, I’ll continue the trend. Why did you get into blogging? Do you see yourself doing this long term? This is assuming that most visitors here are fellow bloggers. If you don’t blog, feel free to tell us more about yourself in the comments.