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April 2011 Blog Statistics and Income Update

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As I’ve said at Crystal Clear, I want to blog full time by 2012. To reach that goal, I need a bunch of traffic on all of my blogs.  Specifically, I’m aiming for 25,000 unique visitors a month at BFS by August 2011 and need to be making $30,000 a year total by 2012.  I figured the best way to keep my eye on the prize is to hit monthly targets. 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 April 2011 followed by the results: Alexa Ranking: 32,500 / 32,152  (Yay!) Visits: 9000 / 10,664  (WOOT!!!) Unique Visitors: 6000 / 7510  (FANTASTIC!!!) Pageviews: 17,500 / 18,621  (HECK YES!!!) RSS subscribers: 500 / 463  (I’m super happy!) Twitter followers: 500 / 492  (So close!) Traffic breakdown: 3750 from Referring Sites (3,112 I’m still happy!), 1750 from Direct Traffic (1,468 THANK YOU!), 3000 from Search Engines (5,014 WOOT!!!), 500 from Other (1070 COOL!) Blogging Income: $1500 / $2156.66  (SO HAPPY!!!) Monthly Income … Read more

March 2011 Blog Statistics and Income Update

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As I’ve been saying at Crystal Clear, I want to blog full time by 2012. To reach that goal, I need a bunch of traffic on all of my blogs. Specifically, I’m aiming for 25,000 unique visitors a month at BFS by August 2011 and need to be making $25,000 a year total by 2012  (**UPDATE:  That needs to be $30,000 a year). I figured the best way to keep my eye on the prize is to hit monthly targets. 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 March 2011 followed by the results: Alexa Ranking: 32,500 /32,765  (still SO happy!) Visits: 7500 /10,603  (WOOT!!!) Unique Visitors: 5000 /7353  (DOUBLE WOOT!!!) Pageviews: 15000 /21,574  (HECK YES!!!) RSS subscribers: 350 /470  (HAPPY DANCE!) Twitter followers: 350 /447  (HAPPY DANCE CONTINUED!!!) Traffic breakdown: 3250 from Referring Sites (hit 4858), 1500 from Direct Traffic (hit 2275), 2750 from Search Engines (hit 2639), 500 from Other (hit 831) Blogging Income: $1000 /$3769.84  (If you could see … Read more

February 2011 Blog Statistics and Income Update

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As I’ve been saying at Crystal Clear, I want to blog full time by 2012. To reach that goal, I need a bunch of traffic on all of my blogs. Specifically, I want 25,000 unique visitors a month at BFS by August 2011 and need to be making $25,000 a year total by 2012. I figured the best way to keep my eye on the prize is to hit monthly targets. 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 February 2011 followed by the results: Alexa Ranking: 38,000 / 33,689  (DANG SKIPPY!!!) Visits*: 4000 / 6931  (Whoo-hoo!) Unique Visitors: 1750 / 4539  (I’m giggling right now…)  Pageviews: 5000 / 13,229  (WOW!!!) RSS subscribers: 300 / 307  (Another win!) Twitter followers: 300 / 343  (Woot!) Traffic breakdown: 2100 from Referring Sites (2725!!!), 1550 from Direct Traffic (1515, lol), 350 from Search Engines (2112, HAHAHA), 0 Other (580)  Blogging Income: $1000 / $1082.30  (WHOO-HOO!!!) Monthly Income Breakdown Advertising:  $858.90 Writing:  $223.40 Blogging Expenses I don’t … Read more

January 2011 Blog Statistics and Income Update

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As I’ve been saying at Crystal Clear, I want to blog full time by 2012. To reach that goal, I need a bunch of traffic on all of my blogs. Specifically, I want 25,000 unique visitors a month at BFS by August 2011 and need to be making $25,000 a year total by 2012. I figured the best way to keep my eye on the prize is to hit monthly targets. 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 tomorrow, so stay tuned! Here were my goals for January 2011 followed by the results: Alexa Ranking: 42,000 / 39,036  (OH HECK YES!!!) Visits*: 3000 / 3552  (Yay AGAIN!) Unique Visitors*: 1200 / 1561  (And more WHOO-HOO!!!) Pageviews*: 3600 / 4486  (I could kiss you readers!!!) RSS subscribers: 300 / 276  (I’m still super happy) Twitter followers: 250 / 285  (WOOT again) Traffic breakdown*: 1500 (actually 1944) from Referring Sites, 900 (1345) from Direct Traffic, 600 (263)  from Search Engines Blogging Income:  $1000 / $895.12 Monthly Income Breakdown Advertising: $795.12 Freelance Writing:  $100 *UPDATE:  All of … Read more

2010 Blog Stats and Income Results

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Thanks so much for tuning in!  As I mentioned in my last blogging stats and income update, I’m excited to present you my blogging stats and income results for all of 2010. I started Budgeting in the Fun Stuff on February 20, 2010 and here is how I ended up on December 31, 2010: Alexa Ranking:  43,055 MozRank:  5 Visits:  28,690 Unique Visitors:  13,030 Pageviews:  55,166 RSS subscribers:  239 Twitter followers:  228 Traffic breakdown: 18,311 (63.82%) from Referring Sites, 6593 (22.98%) from Direct Traffic, 2755 (9.6%) from Search Engines, 1031 (3.59%) from Other Number of Posts:  366 Number of Comments:  4289  (Thank you so much!!!) Total Spam Received:  45,257  (You all suck!!!) Annual Expenses for BFS:  $691.95 Annual Income from Blog Advertising:  $5883.94 **Total Profit**:  $5191.99 Annual Expenses Breakdown Hosting and Domain Names: $213.12 Technical Support: $270 Paypal:  $208.83 Thank you all!!!

December 2010 Blog Statistics and Income Update

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As I’ve been saying at Crystal Clear, I want to blog full time by 2012. To reach that goal, I need a bunch of traffic on all of my blogs. Specifically, I want 25,000 unique visitors a month at BFS by August 2011 and need to be making $25,000 a year total by 2012. I figured the best way to keep my eye on the prize is to hit monthly targets. 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 tomorrow, so stay tuned! Here were my goals for December 2010 followed by the results: Alexa Ranking: 49,000 / 43,055  (Heck YEAH!!!) Visits: 3000 / 2642  (We only missed by about 10%, so woot!) Unique Visitors: 1200 / 1058  (Missing by 10% during the holidays works for me, lol) Pageviews: 3600 / 3542  (Oh-so-close…) RSS subscribers: 300 / 239  (I’m still super happy!) Twitter followers: 200 / 228  (BOOYAH!) Traffic breakdown: 50% / 51.55% (1362) Referring Sites, 30%  / 38.38% (1014) Direct Traffic, 20% / 10.07% (266) Search Engines Income from BFS Advertising: … Read more

November 2010 Blog Statistics and Income Update

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As I’ve been saying at Crystal Clear, I want to blog full time by 2012. To reach that goal, I need a bunch of traffic on all of my blogs. Specifically, I want 25,000 unique visitors a month at BFS by August 2011 and need to be making $25,000 a year total by the end of 2011. I figured the best way to keep my eye on the prize is to hit monthly targets. Between that and the fact there seems to be major interest in the subject, I’m starting a new 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 end of every year and an anniversary update as well. Here were my goals for November 2010 followed by the results (not as well as hoped :(): Alexa Ranking: 49,000 / 49,571 (Close) Visits: 4150 / 2511 (OUCH) Unique Visitors: 2150 / 1060 (DOUBLE-OUCH) Pageviews: 8000 / 3,234  (TRIPLE-OUCH) RSS subscribers: 200 / 219 (woot) Twitter followers: 155 / 182 (woot again) Traffic breakdown: 55% Referring Sites, 20% Direct Traffic, 24% Search Engines, 1% Other / 58.86% Referring Sites, 33.85% Direct Traffic, 7.29% Search Engines  (Sheesh) November … Read more