Blogs 3rd Birthday

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

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Reading Time: 13 minutesIt’s really hard to believe that it has been 3 years since I committed myself to this blog. I started out writing these reflective posts at every 6-month milestone, but it has now morphed into a yearly update since my last update was the blogs 2 year anniversary. My long-time readers know by now that I tend to view most things through a numerical lens. I honestly can’t help myself because of my hardcore belief that “The Path Is All Math.” I truly believe that you can neither manage nor optimize that which you don’t measure. At the risk of not measuring enough, I probably go a bit overboard and measure more than I need to. BUT before we get to the numbers, …

Still Going

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

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Reading Time: 9 minutesIt 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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Reading Time: 7 minutesWhen 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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Reading Time: 15 minutesThis 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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Reading Time: 15 minutesWell, 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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Reading Time: 11 minutesHas 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 …