Avery and I have some goals that go right along with this blog. We plan to monetize this blog to make it a side income and work on paying off debt, like my student loans. This means we have to treat this blog right and make some goals! Today I wanted to review our first month and some things goals we have to make it better.
- Started blog!
- Created Instagram
- Posted Introduction
- Reshaped about us and contact pages
Some big things that haven’t happened yet:
- Twitter or Facebook
- Regular blog post schedule
Unique Vistors: 40
WordPress followers: 4
Instagram followers: 11
Our thoughts on February
Honestly, Avery and I couldn’t have been more excited to make the connections that we did. These stats may seem small to some, but it was a huge start for us. We are really happy with how people have been reacting to us and hope we can continue to refine our work!
We did have some major issues occur. I had a heavy college load and Avery had an even heavier work load this last month. During this time we have both learned that we need to treat this like the business we want and the blog we love. So that means setting some goals for ourselves to just keep improving on consistency. Lucky for me my class load lightens after spring break significantly!
I also noticed I was holding myself back by overthinking it. Reviewing pre-written posts and refining them is great, but at some point content has the hit the webpage or it is pointless. This month I’m hoping to be more confident in my posts and get them out sooner!
We have also been taking a lot of time to think about how we want to monetize. We don’t want a billion annoying ads on our page because we don’t like blogs that have that either. Currently we are leaning towards starting with affiliate marketing and maybe one or two small advertisements. This has been a big part of this month just simply reading into terms and conditions and thinking about what we want to give our audience.
- Post on our blog every Tuesday and Friday!
- Create our Pinterest page
- Read about bloggers Pinterest strategies
- Post on Instagram 3x a week
Unique Vistors: 250
WordPress followers: 25
Instagram followers: 100
Our thoughts on March’s Goals
Stressing consistency is the number one objective this month. We are committing to post 2x a week for now with the occasional bonus posts. Everyone wants to increase their following and we are hoping by being more consistent we can!
We hope that by the end of March we will have smashed these goals. Check back in April to see how we did!
Naomi & Avery