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By Jacqueline Boss

Month 8- October 2011: $12.33

On 01, Nov 2011 | 7 Comments | In Blogging, Monthly Traffic & Income Reports | By Jacqueline Boss

This month I’ve been slowly getting back into blogging and I’ve started writing an ebook about traveling for free which I would ideally like to release in December. After so many months of barely writing, I’d forgotten how fun and rewarding blogging is. And with every week that passes I learn a little bit more about how to have a successful blog. If you are interested in starting a blog but don’t think you know enough yet to do it- at least get it up and running and start posting. There is only so much you can learn from reading about blogging and only so much I can help you understand, but the majority of what I know and what you can learn will come from real experience. And it’s fun!

A few of my friends here are bloggers too, and it is exciting for me to share ideas with them. You can share in my excitement- check out Cameron’s “Master Manifesting,” about how to realize your dreams and improve your life, read about Amanda’s amazing and emotional journeys at “One Yellow Roman Candle,” or give Katrin input about her first blog (in German) at “Job Break.”

Google AdSense Earnings:

Total: $11.73

Number of Clicks: 15

Average Cost per Click: $0.78


Amazon Affiliate Earnings:

Total: $0.60

Items Ordered: 1

Clicks: 85

Conversion: %2.25


Total Earnings: $12.33

Twitter Followers: 104

I don’t think I should keep my Twitter account, because I can’t stand Twitter and never use it, but I’m afraid that one day it will “click” and I’ll wish I had kept it. Thoughts?

Feedburner Subscribers: 52

Average Reach: 5


I reached a goal this month- I received my first payment from Google adsense! They don’t send out money until it accumulates to $100 or over.

861 more unique visitors than last month! That is exciting. My main goal this month and for the rest of 2011 is to bring back the subscribers and the people who like to read my blog regularly by posting and interacting more. My random google-search visitors are ever increasing, but the most important visitors are the ones who come back regularly. Plus, when I do write new posts, those readers that are subscribed via feedburner seem to react well (they click on links to my blog within the new posts that are sent to them.)

I’ve noticed my stats improving in the last few days because of a few things- I’m doing a little bit of advertising around Kalani (I’m going to put up a few flyers soon and see what happens- if it works well I will probably try to do a lot more flyer ads.) Also, the changes I made to my home page and logo seem to be inviting people to explore my site more and just make my blog look more professional and interesting. It’s the results of little changes like this that all mush together in my head to give me an overall picture of how to make my blog successful in the future.

As for my ebook, the December release date, if I can finish it by then, will be a really exciting holiday season marketing experiment for me. There is the biggest potential for sales of the year, and I want to start figuring out how to make this work for my blog as soon as possible so that I can improve my technique each year!









  1. Nice. Less from last month but as a whole this is improving.

    Regarding Twitter, I would suggest to stick to it. Don’t give up your twitter account, in my view it is an integral part of social network :) It will be beneficial in the long run.

    • Jacqueline Boss

      Thanks. I agree, I know there is some trick to it- I just don’t know what it is right now. Interaction, I suppose, but I don’t like interacting with so few words and so many abbreviations and hash tags and such. But couldn’t hurt to just let it sit there for a bit I guess. :)

  2. These stats show over 3000 unique visitors, 66% bounce rate, and 52 subscribers. You’re doing a great job of getting people to the site. However they are not subscribing. I first subscribed after reading a post on travel. Subsequently posts are about building web sites, feather hair extensions, and other topics.

    People subscribed by email get an email every time you post. A couple of interesting posts keeps them hooked. A couple of off-topic posts and they leave.

    Now that I’ve started my own travels and blog the web site analysis posts are interesting. However they still seem off-topic especially if not counter-balanced by other posts about travel.

    Take a look at your topics. It may be difficult to draw people in and to keep people if they don’t understand the core message of your site (“how to travel for free”, “web site analysis”, “my exciting adventures”, what is it?).

    Dream Life Come True
    Living the Dream. How can I help you live yours?

    • Jacqueline Boss

      Exactly my concern, I have been posting a lot less than in the first few months and neglecting my subscribers. The overall message of the site is the tagline that I just removed for aesthetic reasons- how to escape the 9-5 and become a jack of all travel. So entrepreneurship and travel. I want to not only provide resources, but also back it up with my own examples and experiences.

      The web site analysis and things about selling feather hair extensions online are all examples of business ventures and how they are working out for me, to give my readers ideas and statistics to encourage them to start businesses of their own.

      Though I do agree I need more posts about cheap and alternative travel, but this is one of the hardest topics for me to find information about.

      • “Find information about”? Why not just travel?

        • Jacqueline Boss

          Researching is quicker. The information I write about would take years to accumulate by traveling.

  3. Mike

    I really enjoy seeing your success here and it let’s the rest of us know that our blogs can pay for more than just coffee. Thanks for the inspiration.

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