Many of you know that when we entered 2013, I not-so-silently recommitted myself to the prosperous future of this website! I absolutely love getting emails from my readers that say I turned their financial life around, so why not beef up my site so I can help thousands, no…tens of thousands, no…make that hundreds of thousands of people?!! This is why my goals reports are back, and I’m happy to report that things are starting to turn around! It’s been a very exciting week, so let’s go through the actions I took as well as the results that are happening!
Goals for March
1) Bring My Alexa Rank Below 100,000 – Last week, my Alexa Rank was at 110,855 and it was slowly starting to turn around. Well, I got some difinitive proof that the turn-around was real this week. My new Alexa Rank is 104,133 (and my 1-month rank is down to 95k!)!! I haven’t reached my goal of 100,o00 yet, but I’m well on my way. I just need to keep writing my kick-butt articles and this number should continue to slide down below that magic 100k mark. 😉
** 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 1,200 – This is one heck of a crazy goal, and I really have to kick something in gear to make this happen, but I am still encouraged by my progress. I have created a new subscriber section on the top right of my page, and I’ve also added a subscriber sign-up form at the end of each article. Just yesterday, I had 5 new subscribers! I know it doesn’t sound like much, but my average subscriber increase prior to this was about 2 per month! I’ve already more than doubled that in 1 day! I need to add a few more subscriber options on my page and I’ll be having a promotion soon to prompt others to subscribe. My goal is still 1,200 and I’m going to have to get incredibly creative to hit this.
3) Increase my Facebook Friends to 400 – To be honest, I haven’t tackled this one yet. Mostly, I’m depending on my kick-butt articles to help me out here, as well as my upcoming promotion.
4) Increase My Twitter Followers to 1,500 – Last week my Twitter numbers were at 1,137. After taking action on this for a few days, I have upped my followers to 1,247. I think 1,500 might actually be doable!
So hitting my subscriber numbers is going to be incredibly difficult, but the rest of these goals are absolutely possible based on where my current numbers are. I’m going to keep my head down on these goals and stay focused – hopefully I can report great things by the end of the month! 🙂
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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.