Blog Report for First Full Month (9,262 pageviews) and Our Strategies

Ms 99to1percent

Blogging about Personal Finance along with a little touch of humor. Immigrant who started from the bottom and now I’m here…to tell my story, inspire and learn from others. Paid off $40K in student loans before graduating. CPA. Saved a $100K emergency fund in my 20’s. Hopping to pay off $500K+ mortgage within 5 years at 39. Hopping to become financially independent at 45. Happily married. Mom of 1.

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58 responses

  1. Nice job on the growth and features! I’m still trying to figure out this work/life/blog balance!

  2. BD Mike says:

    Congratulations! These are extremely impressive numbers. And thanks for sharing so many useful ideas and examples.

    Your top 10 seem to be quite effective. Two hours of effort plus a day have also paid off for you!

    We only recently installed Google Analytics and created a few social media accounts, so we’ll need to follow your effective actions. It will be interesting to see what can happen in a month.

    Congrats again on the great progress.

  3. That’s an amazing first month! Outshines mine by far. Keep this up and you’ll find yourselves among the list of bloggers earning a living online.

    Cheers!
    -PoF

  4. John@ PVF says:

    Thanks for sharing all of this info and giving me some good ideas for how to ramp up. We started at about the same time and have produced around the same number of posts, but your stats are 10x mine! Still waiting for that first big post to hit.

  5. Wow congratulations! These are really impressive numbers! I had 5k in the first month and was super happy. Almost 10k for the 1st month is any bloggers’ dream! 😉

  6. You are on fire!!! Nice work!

  7. You guys are killing it! Strong work!

  8. Your blogs stats are amazing. Exactly in line with everything else you two do. Congrats!

  9. That’s amazing! Our blog has been online for 2 years and we don’t even get as many page views as you get 🙂 – Maybe your month = 1 year for us.

    It definitely made us think more seriously about our blog and which direction we want to take it. We just gotta take it more seriously if we intend to earn money from it and grow it bigger 🙂

  10. Jennifer says:

    Really impressive results. ButI enjoy your posts a lot and I’m not surprised others do too. I think you might be the FASTEST growing (personal finance) blog.

  11. Mr. Groovy says:

    Wow, Ms99t01. Almost ten thousand visitors during your first full month of blogging is nothing short of spectacular. Consider me impressed. And consider me inspired. You guys are a welcome addition to our freakish cult of freakish money nerds. Cheers.

  12. Dash2Retire says:

    Wow! Congrats on an amazing first month! I’m still trying to navigate through this blogging world after a couple of weeks – you’re an inspiration!

  13. Jason Butler says:

    Congrats on a great first month. My first month was nowhere near that amount when I started blogging.

  14. Wow, what an amazing first month, way to go! Excited to see what’s to come next month 😉

  15. Awesome work! Thanks for sharing your advice for my post on reducing spending! It was great stuff!

  16. Cubert says:

    People are asking you for advice? Sh*t. No one ever asks me and I’ve been doing this for over a year. Maybe it’s the excessive dose of failures that turns people off. LOL. GREAT start, Team 99! Keep up the great work – that traffic will keep on growing!

  17. Congratulations on your fantastic first month! Looking forward to watching you as you continue to grow!

  18. That’s an amazing first month! Just being active in a lot of places (comments, social networks, etc) seems to be a really big payoff. You had some serious Twitter growth in 1 month! Any tips there?

    • HI Minafi,

      For Twitter, I started seeing momentum when I changed my bio. My bio used to be the typical generic stuff “CPA, blogger, happily married, mom of 1…” but I wasn’t getting many followers.

      Then I noticed, some of the popular twitter accounts bio’s talk about numbers/money such as “Paid off $35K student loans in 2 years,…

      Also my most popular post talks about making a lot of money…So I decided to change my bio to “Increased our income from $0 to $400K+/yr and so can you. We show you how to do it on our blog”.

      Since then at least 20-50 people follow me each day on Twitter even on days where I’m lazy and not active 🙂

      Hope my advice helps.

  19. Congratulations on such an amazing first month! I won’t be anywhere close to that with my baby blog, but will definitely try to implement some of these strategies. I love how much of your traffic came from referrals for such a young blog!

    Wishing you continued success in Month 2!

  20. MsBeatz says:

    It’s interesting that you did so well on Twitter, but so poorly on Facebook. For me, it’s completely the other way round. A lot of traffic is coming from Facebook with relatively little work while Twitter is just meh.

    • Good to hear! How do you manage it? Do you blog anonymously?

      • MsBeatz says:

        Anonymity is not an option for me. My blog is for US service members stationed in Germany and business-wise it is a business registered in Germany. German law requires everyone to drop their pants. Every business and every publication needs an imprint identifying who is behind the venture. I do well participating in local groups and getting my feet wet networking with others in the military niche. Frugality is part of my topics, my personal finance however is not. I’d feel a bit naked throwing that out into the world with my name and phone number out there, so I totally understand you wanting to keep your real names out of the blog.

  21. Congrats on your first full month. That’s great you can devote a couple hours most days to the blog during your commute. I wish you continued success!

  22. Joe says:

    awesome job!

    …and now I finally know what/who is POF lol

  23. Congrats on your first success. I hope you continued success.

  24. Arnold says:

    Howdy superb blog! Does running a blog like this take a lot of work? I have virtually no expertise in coding but I was hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyways, should you have any recommendations or techniques for new blog owners please share. I know this is off subject nevertheless I just had to ask. Thank you!

    • It does take a little bit of work. Use WordPress, and you might need a little coding here and there to fix issues or customize the blog. If you don’t know how to code, just google the questions, and you are most likely to find answers on how to do a specific task.

  25. Congratulations! The first month report looks awesome. You got a great start. Hope your traffic keeps growing to wherever you want it to be.
    Thanks a lot for the great tips. I just brought up my blog site this week, and try to figure out the details.

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