This month I mainly focussed on getting traffic and finding affiliates. I have to admit, this month did not go completely as planned. From June 25th to July 2nd I went on a vacation with my partner. I actually planned to schedule a post and pins in Pinterest but ended up procrastinating it.
Gain 50 Pinterest followers and 20k monthly impressions: SUCCESS.I have 70 Pinterest followers and 43k monthly impressions. My monthly impressions were increasing rapidly!
Figure out how to use Tailwind to its full potential: SUCCESS. It’s because of Tailwind that I have 43k monthly viewers on Pinterest! I truly believe that tailwind is key to making any blog successful. Sign up for tailwind here if you want to make your blog a success!
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Get 2.500 pageviews: FAIL. I got about 500 page views. Probably because I did not create enough good quality content.
Gain 10 newsletter subscribers: FAIL. This is still something I’m figuring out. I don’t really know how to do email marketing. This summer break I’m starting an email course and hopefully, that will help.
Write 12 blog posts: FAIL. This was mainly because I’m such a procrastinator. By planning SMART and waking up early I will change things up next month!
Make an email course: FAIL. I still have to find out how to do email marketing and sign up for a better email marketing platform.
Make at least $100: FAIL. Sadly I didn’t make any money this month. I just didn’t have enough traffic to make it happen.
Traffic goals before September
- Have 140 Pinterest followers
- Make at least $20
- Get 250 pageviews/day
- Learn about email marketing
- Write 8 blogposts (3 of which have more than a thousand words)
Finding sponsors and affiliates
Find sponsors and save links: FAIL. I obviously don’t have enough traffic to attract sponsors.
Find affiliates and save links: SUCCESS. I did find affiliates and I already used the links in my posts. Although they didn’t make any money, it was pretty exciting to see some visitors clicked on the links.
I’ll find sponsors when I hit 25.000 pageviews someday!
Time management goals
I didn’t accomplish any of my time management goals. Waking up early and having a productive start has always been a struggle for me. I’m setting the exact same goals for the following months.
- Wake up at (or before) 07.30 AM
- Treat blogging like a fulltime job
- Post replies on Reddit each day and promotions on 2 times a week
- Pin and repin everyday
- Make a to-do list every day
I’m currently using a 90-day planner to plan college, my blog and my work-outs and I love it!
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