End of 2017 Update
Despite not posting a large amount, I’ve noticed a steady increase in traffic. Pleasingly, most of my traffic is now coming from google search, subscribers and less from the more intensive methods. So that’s been encouraging. On the income front I’m only recording income that I have redeemed or been paid in some way. I got my first $100 from google ads the other day, so that’s counted in December. $70 from cash rewards in November. There’s other earnings that haven’t been retrieved yet, but will once a sufficient amount gathers. Over the past 18 months the blog has earned about $200. I’d say there’s about another $100 in earnings that I haven’t accessed yet. So not really raking it in for what it takes to maintain and add content. But hopefully will slowly grow with time. I’m just a few off 100 subscribers, so should get there early in the new year, up to 96 as of today. Here’s a pictorial view of how things have gone since launching up to Nov 2017.
Hopes, Dreams and Goals
My experience is that whenever you start something that expectations are high and often far from the reality. I’m hoping I don’t make the same mistake here. So I wanted to share some of my hopes, dreams and goals for dollarwise.com.au. Maybe some of you wiser heads might be able to let me know if I’m shooting for the stars or a bit more realistic! So here goes.
Sharing a Personal Interest
I think sharing is a kindness. If you’re excited about something you share it. Personal finance is something I like to share about it. It always been of personal interest. And I’ve privately helped lots of people sort through their finances. So this is a way to spread the love a little wider.
To Be Helpful
I’m really keen to be helpful. I genuinely want to help people be wise with their money. And to help those who find this site to get the help they need with budgeting, spending cautiously, investing safely. I want to point to the best value for money options on all of life’s major costs from an Aussie perspective. And I hope to be a place you can come to and get some sound advice.
To Earn Some Side Cash
I’m hoping to make enough money to pay for some of my kids tuition costs and to free Mrs.Dollarwise from having to work if possible. We shall see.
Stats so far:
I’ll keep you posted on my progress over time. So far here’s where things are at. Any advice from those further down the road would be much appreciated. The site is growing, not stunningly, but steadily. I’m slowly getting some more comments and interaction. But a long way to go.
As you can see, nothing remarkable. The income has come from one person signing up to a cashback site and google Adwords. I’ve put most energy into Pinterest and twitter, but still a little disappointing on the facebook front. Will have to work a bit harder to get some likes there.
4 Ways I’d Love Your Support
Consider signing up to my newsletter
I’m not willing to go down the popup box line, which would be way more fruitful. I just hate them and don’t want to inflict on others what I hate myself. At the moment I’m sending out a monthly newsletter that is an automated list of all my posts. With time I hope to add more content and add in additional benefits, help, offers, etc to my subscribers.
Comments add life to a blog and joy for me. I want to hear from you and share with you. Comment away!
Like My facebook Page
0 likes is a little disheartening. Any love here would be appreciated to get me started! You can find my facebook page here.
Check out the products/Services I recommend
At the moment there’s 5 or 6 things that I feel pretty happy to recommend to others. You can see them on the sidebar to your right or by scrolling down if you’re on a mobile device. If ever these make sense for you, launching from here would be of help and earns me affiliate/referral income. Getting me closer to the 7k I’m aiming for.
Thanks for popping by on dollarwise and reading this through.