Wow, hard to believe it been six months since I launched The Money Cult. For those that are new and haven’t seen this before each month I take some time to review the previous month and recap what I learned, accomplished and how I am feeling about my site before the next month begins.
First I would really like to say I like the direction my blog is moving in. I very pleased about the how the interview went with Keller Hawthorne from FreshEVenture. I am going to focus more this month on doing interviews. I think they go over well I like to do them and they provide a lot of value. Look for more of these I had a Goal to do one a month last two months now I kicking that up to two and maybe more if I can streamline this process.
Next I would like to thank Brian at Blog Engage he did a very nice community spotlight on me and The Money Cult to my surprise. I would really like to give him and his site some credit. I submit my stuff their regularly. Vote and read others articles from their, he has build a very nice active community of bloggers. If your not using this I would register your blog and start using it. I see a nice amount of traffic from that site and have discover and met a lot of cool people from there.
On to the standard stuff.
Lessons learned from last month that still hold true.
TIP – Keyword research is worth the time if you want more traffic!
- Social and Peer Networking is becoming more and more important
- STILL NEED TO WORK ON THIS! – Develop a better routine
- People like interviews – Planning more this month
- Keyword research and organic traffic is very important
- How to do recorded calls
State of Mind
Still feel very good. Traffic is up and I feel like I am getting in more of a routine. Still trying to figure out a 10 hour work week. That is the goal averaging much more than that. My confidence level is pretty high and good feel like I am heading in the right direction and have a pretty good idea of what I need to do. I started to connect with a lot of cool people and that is always a good thing!
A couple things to note my Page Rank Drop to 0 not sure why but hope to see if I can get that back up to at least a 1. Strangely enough I noticed it dropped when I submitted to bloged a blog directory that I thought would help not sure if that was the cause also my site map was causing errors with google webmaster tools which I caught and have since corrected.
A Quick Note About Money
I really haven’t been focusing on it doesn’t seem to be as important to me and this blog right now. I know it will come in due time and that is all that matters. I only did two post with affiliate links which I did get a ton of clicks on my links well over 100 but no purchases. I going to just keep doing what I am doing here I do plan to launch a very low priced high quality product very soon will provide some details this month on it as a lot of my time is going to start going in to that. Not what I have a better understanding of how traffic works it is time to build my own product. I pretty sure I will have greater success with my own product as I can get other to promote. I plan to have robust affiliate plan and going to offer some cool contests to help kick it off.
Month End totals
|Opt – In||start||low||low||
*accounts for recurring sales (memberships affiliate sites)
Above table is a work in progress but figure I would start working on a format.
Goals for next month.
- More Interview’s 2 lined up all ready
- Continue with regular posting, commenting and bookmarking.
- 14 Posts
- Theme Redesign and Overhaul
- Start Building Opt-In’s
- Start working on Money Cult 1st Product
- Become a quicker writer
Thanks everyone for your support, help and comments
I wish you all more traffic and a great month!