Hello LifeAndMyFinances visitors! I am becoming incredibly excited about the future of this site! As I continue to add more and more quality articles every week, the readers have responded and decided to subscribe to this site.
Why Should You Subscribe?
Without readers, what fun is a website? That’s why I want to add value for my subscribers and ensure that they’ll stick around and learn new, useful information from my pages!
If you are a subscriber, you will begin to see a few more posts that are not offered to non-subscribers, and they will not be posted on the site! This information will be available to you only!
As a subscriber, you will also be informed as to when new posts are live on the site, giving you the option to view it (based on the title and a short description), or to skip it if it does not pertain to you. This could save you valuable time.
Also, I have free giveaways from time to time, and if you are a subscriber, you will be automatically entered to win!
Often times, sites do not want their readers to know how many (or how few) subscribers they have. Well, I am sharing this information with you today because it’s a great measure of how much the readers value the site! It’s one of the things that I really need to focus on in order to keep you, the reader, happy!
As of today, I have 61 active email subscribers, which is not too bad, considering my site is only 6 months old.
I found this awesome chart at http://www.blogperfume.com. It shows my subscriber numbers over the past six months, along with the growth of each month. I basically started at zero since my website was born in the last few days of August, and I have grown the subscribership by an average of 9 each month, which is equivalent to a growth rate of 29.27%!
Here’s the part that got me excited. Take a look at the predicted subscribers after 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. After 12 months, this tool predicts that I will have 1,154 subscribers! That sounds incredible! I only hope that my site will be valuable enough to gain so many subscribers.
My Goals And Plans
I want to do all I can in order to grow this site to the predicted amount of subscribers shown above, and here is how I plan to do it.
- Write at least 1 guest post per week in order to attract new readers
- Write an e-book that will only be available to my subscribers (projected date of completion, May 1, 2011)
- Continue to write well-thought-out articles 3-4 times per week
- Provide downloadable documents to help others with their personal finances
- Offer email postings that will only be available to my subscribers, as a thank-you for their loyalty
- Hold giveaway contests where the subscribers will automatically be entered to win!
With these actions, I aim to hit the subscriber projections:
- 114 subscribers by July 1, 2011
- 247 subscribers by October 1, 2011
- 1,154 subscribers by April, 2011
As long as I focus on helping you, the reader, these numbers should automatically happen.
As usual, I have been reading various websites regarding personal finance and would like to share some articles with you!
Build a Nest Egg and Let It Grow – by Passive Family Income (written by me)
St. Patricks Day Make Your Own Luck of the Irish – by Budgeting in the Fun Stuff
Squirreling Gone Wild #23: Strategic Furniture Placement– by Squirrelers
2011: The Year of the Health Savings Account – by Personal Dividends
5 Surprising Reasons The Feds WANT You To Stay In Debt! – by Dr. Dean
7 TIPS TO AVOID SHADY DEALS, UNDERHANDED TACTICS AND SLEAZY SCHEMES– by Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance
The 2 Factors That Determine Your Success In Todays Economy – by The Wise Buck
The Market Determines Price, Not You – by Everyday Tips and Thoughts
Basics of Dollar Cost Averaging – by Realized Returns
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.