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Two months had passed since I entered the world of blogging – kind of.
Currently, with the move from my apartment into a rental house then transitioning jobs, things had been crazy!
Everyone, I need me day.
No Income [insert frowning face here]
November 2018 Goals & Learnings
1. Page Views
Currently, I am using HostGator as my web hosting for my WordPress site. I am still trying to figure my way around because there are so many resources.
Last I decided to do a calculation per day visit, and felt that was kind of meh – I don’t like it. So, I decided to do a whole month visitation which was 237 visitors and 364 views total.
Last month, I had 54 visitors and 208 total views.
Not too shabby I may say so myself.
Yes, I am still an extremely part part-time blogger.
I am using Tailwind for Pinterest because I heard a lot of good stuff around it. Of course, I manually Pin things too because I enjoy reading the blog posts and sort things out myself when I have the time.
Honestly, Tailwind can get a bit overwhelming when I forget to pin a bunch of posts for the week.
I am averaging around 60K monthly views with 131 followers.
+ 20K monthly views
+ 30 followers
I highly recommend using Pinterest if you want your blog to obtain a steady audience. Consumers and other bloggers are always on Pinterest attempting to socialize or in search of inspiration.
3. Email Subscribers
Crickets are still scattering around here.
To be honest, I don’t know how to set up a subscribing email list. The email subscription websites were so brutally confusing that I wanted to cry.
I had heard continuously how setting up a subscribing list is excruciatingly essential for bloggers and business builders so that they can connect with their loyal readers.
4. Blog Posts
Currently, I had published 39 blog posts, compared to 18 last month.
+ 21 blog posts
I still haven’t figure out my “niche” yet, so everything is still a “work in progress.” It’s okay to not know your niche because what you assumed you like writing about isn’t necessarily going to be what you, well – write on your blog. It’s weird, but once you start blogging you’ll understand.
5. Affiliate Sale
This is still as depressing as the email subscribers!
Last month I didn’t do any expenses, so I decided to sneak this in here.
Here are my overall expenses on the How Thrivers Blog –
HostGator/WordPress: $358.20/ 36 months (Started: October 2018)
I don’t know what I was thinking to pour in 36 months worth of time into a blog that may or may not succeed. I must be nuts to even finalize this instead of doing a month to month payment. But, I’m entering my third month and I refused to back away!
TailWind: $ 119 / year (Started: November 2018)
TailWind had been kind to be so far, so I’ll keep it. I’ll have more to comment when the year end.
KidisPtyLtd: $69/ one time usage (Started: November 2018 – Ended: November 2018)
So, I did the dumbest thing and experimented a bit too much with my blog then ended up locking myself out. Reflecting back, I could’ve contacted HostGator instead to help me…I don’t want to discuss this any further.
We all make mistakes. Let’s end it there.
Making Sense of Affiliated Marketing by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner: $197/one-time payment( Started: November 2018)
I haven’t finished the course yet, because…honestly…I don’t have time.
Although, so far I love what Michelle had to say, particularly her links to different companies.
6. End Note:
I would say for my second month of blogging; I didn’t do too bad mainly since I am still blogging part-time.
Yes, I am still working two jobs!
But, I finally finished moving and slowly transitioning out of my old job and into my new one.
I learn that it is not easy being a blogger mainly if you want to squeeze some passive income from it. Personally, I am not looking for a passive income, but it would be nice to see all my efforts turning into something tangible.
While reading through this, I realized I should establish some goals to motivate me, but that’s a time for next month!
See you there!