Thanks to all my readers and new Twitter followers (find me there @MoneyEnergy). April 2009 was definitely the best month yet for MoneyEnergy’s growth as a 10 month-old blog. Here’s a brief review of some of the highlights:
The last three months in particular, my blog traffic numbers have exponentially increased. It’s not all converting traffic or clicks, but I still think it’s a good sign. More of my posts were stumbled and more enjoyed success on social sites like Reddit.
- adsense income was highest ever
- visits to site were highest ever, up almost 30% from last month
- direct advertising sales were highest ever
- average visit time on site increased slightly (this one’s really hard to work at)
- average number of visitors/month just about doubled from February 2009 (I haven’t yet been keeping accurate track of month beginning and end numbers, but I think I might now.)
- total income from blog during April 2009: approx. $630 (I know this still doesn’t compare to the wildly successful other PF blogs out there, but it’s a great start for me – almost enough to pay my rent!!:))
April was also a HUGE carnival and guest post month for me. You can check out some of the articles I’ve done on my carnival and guest post publications page, but I’ll include here the most popular articles in case you’ve missed any.
Here’s Why You Should Ideally Have Four Emergency Funds
The Canadian Equivalent of the Roth IRA – The Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)
How To Get Started In Commission-Free, Fee-Free Investing (DRIPs)
Frugal Tips For the Rest of Us – How to Save Money You Barely Have
If You’re Broke and You Know It, Do These Four Things
♦I think in April I finally found my Twitter groove. I initially joined Twitter back in June 2008, but didn’t start really using it until late February 2009 (I’ve seen this pattern with many new to Twitter).
♦MoneyEnergy was also mentioned by such great blogs as Passive Family Income, Bible Money Matters, The Almost Millionaire, Financial Highway and one or two others (let me know if I’ve forgotten you, I still haven’t had my morning coffee!).
♦April also saw the start of the new Carnival of Cashflow Consciousness (the first edition will be posted on Monday, May 4th!, 2009), “Rags to Riches” Edition. I’m hosting at least the first and second editions, but will take offers for hosting it after that. The Carnival of Cashflow Consciousness aims to focus solely on passive income and other money-making opportunities in order to boost one’s monthly cashflow. You can submit articles here for future editions. The schedule will probably be bi-weekly or monthly to start.
♦I also began a short, informal series of interviews with other money bloggers that I’m going to be posting up each Friday. The first one was a conversation with The Almost Millionaire. They’re all going to be linked to each other so you can read them all and hopefully learn some more about the minds behind several great personal finance blogs.Related Posts
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