4 Years of Blogging – Annual State of the Blog

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I’m proud to say that this blog I started is officially four years old. Happy Birthday, GYFG! I’m pretty sure that puts my blog in the top 1% of blogs that make it past the one year mark – the percentage making it to four years must be tiny. I’ve lost count of the number of blogs I have seen pop up, only to disappear in six months (or less). It’s not easy to produce new content on a regular basis, especially if you’re not passionate about your topic. I think many people get allured to begin by the money that can potentially be made from blogging. Yes, there are bloggers earning six and even seven figure sums from their blogs. But …

Blogs 3rd Birthday

3 Years of Blogging – 360,000 Pageviews – $8,000 in Revenue – And More…

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Three years since I pushed “publish” on the first post of this blog! It’s almost hard to believe. I started out writing these reflective posts at every six-month milestone, but now that’s morphed into a yearly update since my last update was the blog’s two-year anniversary. My long-time readers know by now that I tend to view most things through a numerical lens, so I’m going to dive deep into those later in this post. My hardcore belief is that “the path is all math,” and I truly believe that you can neither manage nor optimize that which you don’t measure. Maybe I measure more than I need to, but since the numbers never lie, I probably won’t ever stop …

Still Going

2 Years of Blogging – 200,000 Pageviews – $4,000 in Revenue – And More…

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It really doesn’t seem possible that it has already been two years. I was in a very different place and mindset two years ago when I started this blog, oh how much you can grow and learn in such a short period of time. Believe it or not, through sharing and self-reflection, this blog has helped me catapult in many areas of my life. Obviously, the biggest area and the focus of this blog is the growth that has happened financially (and continues to happen). The growth in income and net worth has been absolutely mind-boggling. For those newer readers, this blog was created in September of 2014, and at the end of 2014 we had a net worth of …

Blogging Is Fun

Blogging – 18 Months & Going Strong

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When this blog was born I promised myself that I would be in it for a minimum of 1 year before I decided if I would continue or not. Now 18 months in, I think it goes without saying that I am here to blog for the long term. I use the term blog loosely as this site is more a personal journal that I’ve made public to the world. As many of my regular readers know, most of the content is shared in the 1st person, with the occasional 2nd person point of view (for more on this check out this resource). Some posts have a bit of both…is that even allowed? First Person Narrator: Definition. First person narrative is …

Start a Blog

How to Launch, Grow, Measure, and Monetize a Blog Vol.1

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This is your first and only warning that this post will be both EPIC in length and in detail. Over the course of the past 12 months I have been able to start, grow, measure, and monetize this very blog. A post like this would had saved me a lot of time and frustration. So today I am going to detail the entire process of creating a blog to ultimately flipping on the monetization switch. I am going to write the post (well really a series) that I wish I had when I launched Gen Y Finance Guy. This comprehensive guide will also act as a standing resource that I can point people too who reach out for my help, and there …

First Year of Blogging

The First Year of Blogging – Under the Hood [Post #100]

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Well, we made it to the one year mark. Did you know that most bloggers give up within their first 3 months? I have lost count as to the number of blogs I saw pop up over the last year that are no longer active. It’s sad, but it is also why you never really have to worry about competition. Most people are not willing to put in the work to get through the dip. The other reason you don’t have to worry about competition is that the internet has absolutely crushed the bell shaped curve. Not to geek out on you, but before the internet, there was a lot more conformity (normal distribution) in the world. Before the internet …

The First 6 Months of Blogging

The First 6 Months of Blogging – By The Numbers

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Has it really already been 6 months? Holy crap that came a hell of a lot quicker than I thought it would. No one told me or warned me how much work it would be to start and grow a blog. It is a lot of work! But more importantly, it has been 10 times more rewarding than I expected it to be. This blog was born on September 25th, 2014 when I officially pushed the buy button to purchase the domain and hosting from Blue Host. I have wanted to start a blog for years. In fact, I actually did start a blog back in 2009, but not really for the public. I used the blog as a place to share investing …