The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain
The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there. – Vince Lombardi
Welcome to the first monthly Blog Traffic and Income Report for The Mastermind Within! Each month, we will be posting our blog statistics to give readers an understanding of the nuts and bolts of what Erik and Henry are doing and achieving here at The Mastermind Within.
This post will take the following form: first, a recap of the various posts written by Erik and Henry throughout the month. Second, the traffic and income statistics which are gathered from Google Analytics and the various affiliate and ad networks The Mastermind Within takes part in. Third, we will discuss what changes or strategies we have for the next month, February 2017, to try to boost traffic. As always, any and all feedback is gladly welcomed. I know that I don’t know everything about blogging. (not even close)
January 2017 Post Summary
In January, Henry and Erik posted 25 times. As mentioned in our goals post, we want to post 250 times in 2017. We are on pace for 300 posts in 2017; we just need to stay consistent and we can accomplish this!
Henry had a few posts on yoga, working out, and taking a loan from his 401(k) to pay down debt. Here is a list of the non-book review posts Henry wrote in January:
- Going Against the Grain – Borrowing Against 401(k)
- Positive Transformations – Bigger, Faster, Stronger 1
- Positive Transformations – Bigger, Faster, Stronger 2
- Positive Transformations – Bigger, Faster, Stronger 3
- Positive Transformations – Bigger, Faster, Stronger 4
- One Yoga – Kundalini Yoga
Erik had posts on increasing his credit limit, taking out a credit card to save money, and his goal to read 75 books. Here is a list of the non-book review posts Erik wrote in January:
- My Goal to Read 75 Books in 2017
- Hey, here’s $161.87 for free… Finally Making Smart Choices
- Increasing My Credit Limit 7.5k (and Other Thoughts)
- How the Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio
- Takeaways from a New Year’s Eve Event
Henry posted the following book reviews:
Erik posted the following book reviews:
Next… on to the good stuff!
January 2017 Blog Statistics
In January 2017, we had 1,636 page views and we made $4.32!! Big money!! (You think we can retire off this? Joking!)
January 2017 Google Analytics Summary
January 2017 Income Report
As you can see above, we had some good days, and some not so good days in January. In the Income Report, you can see the breakdown of revenue for the month of January: we have affiliates links throughout the site from Bluehost, Amazon, and Xtheme. In addition, we utilize Google AdSense. As the page views increase, hopefully these numbers will increase. Time will tell; this is a fun experiment!
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Action Steps for February
This is a great start for our first month of blogging. For the most part, I’m excited about the possibilities and opportunities for this blog. To drive traffic in the first month, we spent a fair amount of time trying to comment on other people’s blogs. We do this for two reasons: one, it is part of our mission statement. We want to build a community where knowledge can accumulate and ideas can prosper.
The Mastermind Within Mission Statement:
The Mastermind Within hopes to build a collaborative community where ideas can flow openly, and readers can build knowledge and experience amazing personal growth.
The second reason is it is a fairly decent method to get traction in the blogosphere. By commenting on the following sites, we were able to get a majority of our page views:
In the coming months, we want to explore with coming up with a better layout for the site, continue to be consistent with our posting, and continue to grow each and every day! 🙂 As I mentioned before, any and all feedback is welcome!
How did January go for your blog or website? What tips or tricks could you share with us to improve our blog?
A journey of a thousand miles beings with a single step. – Lao-Tzu
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