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My March 2017 Blog Report

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You want to see some blogger stats ? Come here now and see what are my stats and income for March 2017

This is my second month of blog report. It was a great month and it growth from february. I’ve got couple of weekend reading edition that got shared a lot.

 

Numbers

Here’s is the important part of this report the numbers. Next month you will get if the number increased or decreased.

Page Views:

773 (+58)

This month was one of the best months since I’ve started my blog. I had a 1000 views goal for this month and I’ve failed to get it. So, I would like to get 1000 views next month.

Aquisition

Referral :

83(-71)

I’ve not got a lot of referral this month. I’ve commented less this month on other blog, so it seems to be related.

Direct :

59(-25)

This amount deceive me a little bit since the direct are who are coming back directly to read my blog.

Social

323(+190)

27 (+24) came from Pinterest

294 (+165) from twitter

2 (+1) from facebook

I’m pretty happy with these number since I have used a lot more twitter and Pinterest. I’ve started using BoardBoaster with my Pinterest and it seems to work a lot. I’ve also posted a lot more on twitter and it really helped a lot.

Twitter Followers:

442 (+116)

Last month, I’ve spent a lot of time on twitter. I was tweeting with other blogger and I’ve also setup buffer to schedule some of my tweets. I’ve working a lot to make it growth but I’ve not set any particular strategy for it.

Pinterest Followers: 

140 (+97)

Since last month, I’ve pinned a lot of new Pin and started using a strategy to make my account growth and getting some traffic from Pinterest. I hope it will grow more and more. Next month, I will add some Pinterest image to old post and try to share more on Group Board.

Money made: I’ve made a $0.44 from the AdSense advertising. It small but it’s $0.26 more than February.  On the long term, I am planning to add some affiliate revenue on the blog for the thing I use. I would never recommend something that I would not use or recommend to my friends and family. I’ve bought the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing and  I plan to use all my learning on this blog.

Most popular post:
The most popular post I’ve got is the How I plan for financial independence! post. This post got 124 views and Weekend Reading – Build Dividend Portfolio, $50 Day Strategy, Monthly Report was followed by the with 104 views. This Weekend reading edition got couples retweet that helped to get more views. Thanks to everyone who shared my post last month !

By the way, you know that you could get your own blog with Bluehost? For $3.95/month, you will have everything you need to start sharing your own experience on your own blog. If you need help to get started, you can look at my How to host your own blog post.

Net Worth March 2017 Update : $15,607.85 (+$1,425.775 +10.05%)

This is my net worth update for March 2017

Assets Feb-17 Mar-17 Monthly Change
Checking $1,500.59 $1,621.78 8.08%
Saving $8.35 $2,908.35 34730.54%
TSFA Investment $637.90 $911.03 42.82%
RRSP Investment $0.00 $0.00 0.00%
House $215,000.00 $215,000.00 0.00%
Car $12,547.00 $12,113.00 -3.46%
Liability
Mortgage $202,308.25 $201,795.37 -0.25%
Car loan at 0% $11,342.71 $11,014.06 -2.90%
Credit Card $1,860.80 $4,136.88 122.32%
NETWORTH $14,182.08 $15,607.85 10.05%

Again another net worth update. This month it’s a good one, it’s in the positive. In February, we had a bad month with all the tax and another annual bill, but this month it was a normal month.

I’ve saved way more than last month in my TSFA. The saving account is higher because my wife transferred me some money to pay for our Disney trip and I only have to pay the trip in August.

Income

This month was short and I’ve got 5 pay and I’ve also taken two sick days which were paid full last January.  These days were for me this time since I was too sick to get out of bed. I’ve got 4084.12$ in income last month. This includes my tax return for 2016.

Expense

Last month, I’ve spent 2838.04 which is an incredible low spending month. It was a slow month since we didn’t have any annual bill to pay in that month. My average is around $3200.

Saving

This month I’ve saved some money to my investment account. I’ve saved a total of 340$. I’ve saved 8% of my income which is more than my goal of 5%. Let see if next month will be around that.

Readers: How was your February month?

How to start earning money with a blog

Start Earning money with a blogIt’s easy to start earning money with a blog, but it require a lot of work. If you think you can’t write something that will interest some others, YOU ARE WRONG. Everybody have something to share, it can be an experience or knowledge on a specific subject. It can be about Finance, Trading, Parenting, a hobby, technology … Think about all the subject you can talk in a conversation with someone  and you can write about the same subject in a blog.

1. Start hosting a blog

The first step to start earning some money with a blog is to start one. To start a new blog, I recommend that you read my tutorial on how to host your own blog on shared hosting. It’s the easiest and the fastest way to start one without having any knowledge on server and computer. Also, if you ever need help you can always try to contact me and I will do my best to help you.

2. Write article and schedule them

To make money with a blog you need some readers and to get readers the first step after hosting your blog is to write multiple articles on a subject. I recommend that you write a couple articles and post them to make a base for your blog and schedule couple one on a regular base to keep getting new readers and old one back.

3. Adsense

An easy way to make money with a blog is to put some ads on it. You can use Adsense, media.net, AdThrive and all the others. There’s a lot of ads company out there for you to try. With ads network, they pay you for the click and the impression of the ads.  Adsense is one of the more common and you can easily put it on WordPress with the official plugin. It’s visual and you don’t need to code anything with that plugin.

Also make sure to have some content on your blog before applying to a ads network. You could be refused if you don’t have content since they can’t really show ads on a no content blog.

4. Affiliate

Affiliate is an other way to make some money. A company pays you for the sign-up or if they sell something throw a specific link you have to share with your user. These companies could be bluehost, Amazon, Ebate, GreatCanadianRebate and more. You can also ask your favorite company if they have one because you would like to talk about them on your blog. The worst answer you can get is No so you have nothing to lose to ask for an affiliate program.

I recommend that you install the plugin pretty link to show link like https://thefinancialtech.com/bluehost instead of http://www.bluehost.com/track/thefinancialtech/.

5. Traffic

More traffic you have on your site the more money you will make. To get some traffic I recommend that you post your link on some social media like Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook. These are going to really help you to push your content everywhere. Don’t just publish your link, but interact with your followers and other bloggers. That will bring you traffic and  more followers.

Some tools that can help you with social media :
For Pinterest, you can schedule your pin with Tailwind and Boardbooster to loop your pin.
For twitter, I am using tweetdeck to interact with my feed.

So like you read, it’s easy to start earning money with a blog. You just need to be motivate.

Readers : Have I missed something ?

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Dividends review – March 2016

DividendsHello readers, this is my dividends review for march. Something is new this month and I’ve choose to review the one that pay in march and not the one with a record date of march. It’s more easy to keep track like that.
Dividends from ETF Holdings:
  • ZRE have pay 0.088$ per share on 4 march 2016. I will receive 0.70$ from ZRE.
  • VDY have paid 0.126995$ per share on 7 march 2016. I will receive 2.03$ from VDY.
  • VDY have paid 0.060698$ per share on 24 march 2016. I will receive 0.97$ from VDY.
  • VXC have paid 0.112089$ per share on 24 march 2016. I will receive 0.56$ from VXC.
So I’ve receive 4.26$ of dividends in march 2016
Readers: how was your dividends last month ?

New business

I’ve always wanted to start a business in my life but didn’t want to rely only on it for my finance. So while I was in paternity leaves, i’ve looked into something that could bring me money while I have fun.

After couples days of research, I’ve found a niche that was underdeveloped here in canada. I registred my enterprise as a sole propritor and imported some stuff from china to resell it on ebay.

All this stuff is in an area that I love to look after. On every item, I make one dollar or more of profit. In a month, I’ve sold 10 items on about 40 that I’ve imported.

Since I was a new ebay seller, I had no reputation so I guess in the next month it gonna be better.

I will keep you updated every month.