Could I make any less progress on my February Goals?! Wow. I’m realizing that it’s almost the end of February and I haven’t put in nearly the effort that I needed to in order to meet my goals. As promised though, I’m going to share my “progress” with you. As I think about it though, sure, I might not hit all of these goals (or any for that matter), but my site is still improved when you compare it to what it was last month. So I guess I can’t get too down on myself.
1) Bring My Alexa Rank Below 100,000 – My Alexa Rank last week was 113,393, and today it’s at 114,164, so it’s basically gone unchanged for the week. I really have to keep an eye on this and put some more effort into attracting more visitors, after all, if your business isn’t moving forward, that means it’s going backwards. Time for me to get active in this category again. I really would like to get my Alexa Rank below 100k! If you’d like to help me achieve this, please download the Alexa Toolbar! Not only will your visits then count toward my rank, you’ll also be able to see the rank of every site you visit!
2) Grow my Subscriber Numbers to 1,100 – I really haven’t paid attention to my subscriber numbers this month, so there was virtually no progress in this category. I’m still hovering around the 908 number. So this is most definitely going to be a big fail! 🙁
3) Increase my Facebook Friends to 375 – I haven’t focused on this goal either. My Facebook friends have grown from 314 to 316. It’s incredibly slow progress, but I suppose it’s still progress, right? 😉
4) Increase My Twitter Followers to 1,300 – Twitter has been a struggle for me for a long time, so I put quite a lot of effort into this category this month. I have paid attention to related Tweets, responded to direct messages, and started following other Twitter users that relate to personal finance. I have grown my Twitter followers from 979 to over 1,100. It’s not quite my goal yet, but it’s not too shabby either. 🙂
I don’t always like to admit it, but there are a few articles out there that aren’t written by me, but are incredibly insightful and are fun to read! Here are a few of those articles from last week. Enjoy!
How To Be Indispensable at Young Adult Money
Does Being Rude Get Your Further in Life at Eyes on The Dollar
The Un-American Way: Saving for Purchases at Luke1428
Having Trouble With The Debt Cycle? Stop Agreeing to Payments at Work Save Live
Avoiding Debt: A Holiday Challenge at Finance Inspired
Where’s The Inflation at Don’t Quit Your Day Job
Preparing to Venture into Investing at Modest Money
Learning to Live on What We Earn at Beating Broke
What’s an Impulse Purchase at Evolving PF
Can You Afford an Early Retirement at One Smart Dollar
The Impact of Saving More Money at iHeartBudgets
Are You Getting Reeled in by Deceptive Refinance Marketing at Smart On Money
10 Ways to Embrace The Frugal Life at Money Infant
Tax Return Scams – 5 Tips to Protect You When File at Stumble Forward
Is There a Correlation Between Physical Fitness and Financial Health? – by Financial Samurai
How to Make Lots of Money by Losing Your Password – by 20s Finances
You May Not Be As Financially Fit As You Think – by Good Financial Cents
Why You’re Better Off Investing In Index Funds – by Work Save Live
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.