Do you realize how many personal finance articles are written each week? There have to be thousands, maybe even hundreds of thousands. It seems like every person that is paying down debt today (which is pretty much everyone) has their own blog and is journaling about their experience. Needless to say, this puts a lot of opinions on the web, but a very small percentage of those opinions are accurate and exhibit quality (and entertaining) writing.
Best PF Articles from Last Week
Each week, I weed through all of the bad stuff and come up with 4-5 articles that I absolutely loved and that I think can help you out in your journey to wealth. Check out the articles from last week!
5 Secret Habits of Self-Made Millionaires – by Credit.com – I absolutely loved this article and was happy to note that my actions should be getting me to . . . → Read More: Best PF Articles from this Past Week (and Website Growth Reports)
After reading dozens of posts this past week, I have saved the best for you, my faithful readers. Have a look and enjoy four of the top articles that I have read this week:
3 Weeks After Quitting My Job – by Living A FI – This guy has officially saved enough to quit his job and become completely financially independent. And, his wife will quit her job in the summer. This is an amazing accomplishment and makes for some fascinating reading.
What I’m Teaching My Son About Money – by Mr. Money Mustache – MMM and his family spend a total of $25,000 a year and live solely off their investments. His son, who is 9 years old, has a growing curiosity about why his friends’ parents go to work, but his don’t. This post is a great account of how his parents are intentionally teaching their son about . . . → Read More: Best Personal Finance Posts and Website Growth
I want to help people kick their debt in the teeth, which is why I am so adamant about growing this site. The better the articles I write, the more people visit and share it’s content, which then likely results in a greater number of people waging war against their depressed financial position. My efforts on this site could absolutely affect hundreds, if not thousands, of people for the better. This is why these yearly goals were born, and why I try to hard to improve on them every week.
Goals Update #19 – How Am I Doing?
Alright, so every category is growing, which is great, but this could also make me grow complacent. How are these numbers doing compared to the linear growth that’s necessary to hit the yearly goals? This is what I should really be worried about. We’re coming up on the 5 month mark. How . . . → Read More: Awesome Articles and My Teetering Goals
I want to help people kick their debt in the teeth, which is why I am so adamant about growing this site. The better the articles I write, the more people visit and share it’s content, which then likely results in a greater number of people waging war against their depressed financial position. My efforts on this site could absolutely affect hundreds, if not thousands, of people for the better. This is why these yearly goals were born.
Goals Update #18 – How Am I Doing?
Alright, so how am I doing compared to my goals that I set for the year??
My goals are to, by the end of the year:
Increase my visitors from 7,915 a month to 15,000 Increase my Facebook followers from 534 to 1,000 Increase my Twitter followers from 1,776 to 3,000 Increase my subscribers from 1,088 to 2,000 Visitor Numbers
Visitor numbers just continue . . . → Read More: Goals Update and the Top PF Articles of the Week
Whew! It seems like every week is crazier than the last, and this past week has certainly been no different. I traveled to New York on a business trip a week and a half ago, and since then my article, “9 Things the Rich Do That the Poor Do Not” was picked up by Business Insider, and then because of it’s popularity was set up as a featured article on their site! All in all, that article had over 191,000 views and 48 comments! Naturally, this drove a ton more traffic to my site, which then lead to more Twitter followers, Facebook friends, and new subscribers! This site growth has been absolutely excellent. Just when I think it can’t get any better, it does! It’s absolutely crazy what quality content can do.
Goals Update #17 – A Look at the Numbers
Alright, so let’s not delay. How am I doing . . . → Read More: Still Growing in Popularity – Goals Update #17
I simply cannot overemphasize the importance of doing whatever it is that you do to the absolute best of your abilities. I started my blog in 2010. Initially, I wrote my very best content and my site exploded – and then I got greedy and accepted shady ads while writing crappy content. Naturally, my site suffered because of these poor decisions. Then, in late 2014, I decided that I was going to take my site back and write only amazing content. The results have been simply unbelievable.
In the few short months after tirelessly obsessing over each article published on my site, I have been featured on RockStar Finance, Globe and Mail, The SAHA Financial Daily, and now….Business Insider!
That’s right, on Thursday, April 16th, Business Insider decided to run my article, “9 Things Rich People Do That Poor People Do Not“. So far, it has been one of the . . . → Read More: Growing Yet Again – Featured on Business Insider!
It was 5:30am Monday morning. It didn’t seem out of the ordinary. It was dark out, I was tired, everything was pretty normal. As is my daily routine, I whipped out my phone and checked my site to make sure my new article had posted correctly and was being reviewed by my readers. At this point, everything looked good and my reader count for the day appeared as usual – something like 20 views by 5:30am. Cool beans – so I went about the rest of my day.
The next time I checked my analytics was when I was at work – sometime around 11am. My daily visitors were already over 700 and there were 44 people actively checking out my site at that very moment!
This type of volume has simply never happened before, so I figured I got picked up by another website – my . . . → Read More: My Unbelievable 14,000 Visitor Day!