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February 2012 Blog Statistics and Income Update

Quick review since I know some of you only tune in for this monthly peek, lol. I started Budgeting in the Fun Stuff in February 2010, started Crystal-For-Hire Blog Advertising Services in April 2011, started working from home in July 2011, and Mr. BFS joined me at home in January 2012. WOOT!!! I have never worked harder in my life, but WOOT!!! Yep, it’s been crazy busy here. Hubby and I need at least $10,000 a month to cover expenses, basic savings, and taxes. But we are aiming for $15,000 a month so we can pay off our mortgage by June 2012, build up our emergency fund even more, and invest lots and lots for our future since I have no idea how long this can really last. I figured the best way to keep my eye on the prize is to hit monthly targets, so I started posting here towards the end of 2010. Between that and the fact there seems to be major interest in the subject, I started an update of my blogging stats and income around the 1st of every month. Here the goals for February 2012 followed by the results: Alexa Ranking: 36,000 / 36,825  (close but no cigar) … Read more…

Second Blogoversary Giveaway – More than $500 in Cash and Prizes!!!

Guess what?!  As of today, I have been blogging for 2 years here at BFS!!!  I can’t believe it!  Time really flies!!! Before I get to the giveaway (I know, I know…), here are my most interesting 2 year statistics from February 20, 2010 to February 19, 2012: Alexa Ranking:  Started at 8,531,858 and is now at 37,966!!! MozRank:  Started at nothing and is now at 5.41  🙂  Visits:  More than 200,000 (I don’t have the exact number since I has my Google Analytics code installed incorrectly for 11 months…oops…I was only recording homepage visits until 2011…but it shows as 199,995 right now) Unique Visitors:  More than 130,230 (again, I messed up the tracking code…)!!!  Pageviews:  More than 348,119 RSS subscribers:  296 after 1 year, 1019 after 2 years!!! Twitter followers:  318 after 1 year, 1230 after 2 years!!! Number of Posts:  429 after 1 year, now at 843!!! Number of Facebook Followers:  361 Number of Comments:  13,038  (Thank you so much!!!)  Total Spam Received:  More than 300,000  (You all suck!!!) So in honor of my second successful year of blogging, my fellow bloggers and I have put together a HUGE giveaway just for my great readers like you!  As you can see below, there are more … Read more…

January 2012 Blog Statistics and Income Update

Quick review since I know some of you only tune in for this monthly peek, lol.  I started Budgeting in the Fun Stuff in February 2010, started Crystal-For-Hire Blog Advertising Services in April 2011, started working from home in July 2011, and Mr. BFS joined me at home in January 2012.  WOOT!!!  I have never worked harder in my life, but WOOT!!! Yep, it’s been crazy busy here.  Hubby and I need at least $8000 a month to cover expenses, basic savings, and taxes.  But we are aiming for $15,000 a month so we can pay off our mortgage by June 2012, build up our emergency fund even more, and invest lots and lots for our future since I have no idea how long this can really last. I figured the best way to keep my eye on the prize is to hit monthly targets, so I started posting here. Between that and the fact there seems to be major interest in the subject, I started an update around the 1st of every month of my blogging stats and income generated. Here the goals for January 2012 followed by the results: Alexa Ranking: 35,000 / 37,095 Visits: 19,000 / 20,235 Unique … Read more…

December 2011 Blog Statistics and Income Update PLUS 2011 Annual Totals

It was the best month yet!!!  Whoo-hoo for a crazy 3 weeks and a little time off too!!! I wanted to blog full time by 2012. To reach that goal, I thought I needed a bunch of traffic on all of my blogs. Specifically, I was aiming for 25,000 unique visitors a month at BFS by August 2011 and needed to be making $30,000 a year total by 2012.  Well, there was a change of plans. I literally got too busy with my online work to keep my day job, so I quit as of July 15th, 2011! Self-employment is rocking so far! I figured the best way to keep my eye on the prize is to hit monthly targets, so I started posting here. Between that and the fact there seems to be major interest in the subject, I started an update around the 1st of every month of my blogging stats and income generated. I’ll also do a huge 1 year update at the beginning of every January. Here were my goals for December 2011 followed by the results: Alexa Ranking: 32,500 / 36,938 (inching up…) Visits: 19,000 / 16,994 (holiday month…I think I shot too high) Unique Visitors: 15,000 … Read more…

November 2011 Blog Statistics and Income Update

It has been a slower month than normal, but holidays can do that.  I appreciated the few days that were lighter than normal with emails, but I hope it picks up soon. I wanted to blog full time by 2012. To reach that goal, I thought I needed a bunch of traffic on all of my blogs. Specifically, I was aiming for 25,000 unique visitors a month at BFS by August 2011 and needed to be making $30,000 a year total by 2012. Well, there was a change of plans. I literally got too busy with my online work to keep my day job, so I quit as of July 15th, 2011! Self-employment is rocking so far! I figured the best way to keep my eye on the prize is to hit monthly targets, so I started posting here. Between that and the fact there seems to be major interest in the subject, I started an update around the 1st of every month of my blogging stats and income generated. I’ll also do a huge 1 year update at the beginning of every January. Here were my goals for November 2011 followed by the results: Alexa Ranking: 31,000 /33,185 Visits: 19,000 /17,928 … Read more…

October 2011 Blog Statistics and Income Update

It has been a heck of a month!  Long story short, I now have more than 90 client sites for my advertising business and had a record month.  Thank you all for supporting me just by tuning in!!! I wanted to blog full time by 2012. To reach that goal, I thought I needed a bunch of traffic on all of my blogs. Specifically, I was aiming for 25,000 unique visitors a month at BFS by August 2011 and needed to be making $30,000 a year total by 2012. Well, there was a change of plans. I literally got too busy with my online work to keep my day job, so I quit as of July 15th, 2011! Self-employment is rocking so far! I figured the best way to keep my eye on the prize is to hit monthly targets, so I started posting here. Between that and the fact there seems to be major interest in the subject, I started an update around the 1st of every month of my blogging stats and income generated. I’ll also do a huge 1 year update at the beginning of every January. Here were my goals for October 2011 followed by the results: … Read more…

September 2011 Blog Statistics and Income Update

I am back from the Financial Blogger Conference 2011 and am refreshed!!!  I will be sure to tell you all about it tomorrow, but I am sleepy and going to bed right now.  But check out my income for September!!!  HOLY MOLY!!!  Thank you all for helping me live my dream!!! I wanted to blog full time by 2012. To reach that goal, I thought I needed a bunch of traffic on all of my blogs. Specifically, I was aiming for 25,000 unique visitors a month at BFS by August 2011 and needed to be making $30,000 a year total by 2012. Well, there was a change of plans. I literally got too busy with my online work to keep my day job, so I quit as of July 15th, 2011!  Self-employment is rocking so far! I figured the best way to keep my eye on the prize is to hit monthly targets, so I started posting here. Between that and the fact there seems to be major interest in the subject, I started an update around the 1st of every month of my blogging stats and income generated. I’ll also do a huge 1 year update at the beginning … Read more…