You know the saying "Time flies when you are having fun" that should definitely be rephrased "Time flies when you are trying to start a blog and online business".
Well this is round 2 of my progress reports for this little venture.
Why should you read it?
If you too are starting a blog you may become disheartened by the big how to grow your blog to a million bazillion followers and generate a katrillion dollars. Well its not all like that. I am like you, I'm coming on leaps and bounds but struggling to gain traffic.
This is a way for me to document my processes, what I have done, what's failed and whats succeeded. I am being honest and open. Learn from me, with me and lets help each other out.
Well this month has flown by. It doesn't seem long ago that the I was sat writing my February report.
This month has been glorious, the sunshine and the weather on the West Coast of Australia has been epic. Its also public holiday season, which means a couple of long weekends and chance to recharge the batteries.
I've found a new job so will be changing companies for my day job, and hopefull this new one will bring me some increased happiness and allow me to be able to focus on DesignUntapped after my 9-5 without having to worry about job insecurities.
The AFL, Austrlaian Footy Seson has kicked off, and I have started an elite fantasy league. All league members have one thing in common, a total lack of knowledge of AFL. We hosted an old school sports day event tournament to decide the order of the draft. Which was an awesome day.
Blog and Content Stats
Facebook Page - 85 upto 105.
Twitter - 324 upto 360.
Instagram - 1075 to 1068
Pinterest - 122 to 166
My social media has been a result of genuine interaction with people. Sharing other peoples and my own content.
This last month has seen some solid progression in my blogging, I signed up the the Jeff Goins International Blogging challenge. This community based blogging challenge really taught some new skills and helped me to refine my voice and also put me in touch with some fellow bloggers.
I've also made the first steps into a brand new business venture, which I will be announcing in the coming months following development.
I haven't hit 200 visits yet. Hopefully I can continue to build and develop a readership.
List of Published Content
DesignUntapped Digital Digest
So I launched the DesignUntapped Digital Digest for my DesignUntapped members. This included exclusive content, links, competitions and discount codes. It'll be getting published each month so sign up to get the next edition.
I've saved the worst till last, hopefully in the future i can start to generate more traffic start to generate some income. This month my products didn't sell so well and I only shipped a couple of units.
INCOME (all $ are AUD)
- Advertising - $0 (not yet)
- Products - $78 (just a few, thanks everyone)
- E-Products - $0 (launching soon)
- Products $50
- Product Development $00
- Squarespace $34
- Miscellaneous Costs $25
- Adobe Creative $50
My Targets for Next Month
- I want to continue to grow my social media channels by 15%.
- Blog at least 6 new blogs, across the four channels (For Bloggers, For Fun, For Ink, For Design).
- Launch 4 new physical products in the shop.
- Add additional photography of Existing Products.
- Develop one free E-product blogging tool.
- Hit 200 daily visitors. (Fingers Crossed).
- I'm thinking about starting using adwords again to promote the blog.
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