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Welcome to the Fly to FI February 2019 Blogress Report! For those of you here for the first time, I post monthly reports detailing my blog stats, income statement, growth strategies, and more! I hope that you get some value out of this report and enjoy reading about my progress. Follow along each month as the Fly to FI community continues to grow!
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February 2019 Blogress Report
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Let’s dig in.
This month I published 5 articles within 3 categories.
Mindset – 1 article
My Journey – 2 articles
Guest Posts – 2 articles
- The Proven Path to Financial Freedom | Grant Sabatier
- How to Maximize Your Income Potential | Gen Y Finance Guy
- Frugal First Dates to Money Mates – Valentine’s Day Special w/ Our Girlfriends
- Catching the Entrepreneurial Bug | Timika Downes
- Achieving FI Through the Trades | Captain DIY
February Blog Stats
Total Revenue: $672.95. Highest revenue month so far! This is mainly due to the little bit of freelance blog-related work that I picked up since I’m “jobless” now. The goal is to keep this income train chugging, but I’m not sure how much free time I’ll have during the Financial Freedom book tour.
FlexOffers: $200. FlexOffers is an affiliate program aggregator. If you own a website or blog, I highly recommend checking them out. I use their platform to promote products or services that I truly believe in. One example is Personal Capital.
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Siteground: $50. This is the best domain hosting company I have done business with. I typically buy my domains through Namecheap and then host them on SiteGround. The process is simple and SiteGround provides great website speed and customer support. They offer hosting packages from as low as $3.95 per month.
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Amazon: $2.95. Although the payouts aren’t too substantial, every penny counts! This month I started using the Amazon Affiliates program and two items were bought using my links. Actually, even if you just click on my Amazon Affiliate link and do your normal shopping, I’ll earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. If you’re feeling generous I’d really appreciate it 🙂
Blog Posts: $400. Since I quit my corporate job I have a lot more free time to mess around in the freelance/gig economy. I thought it was appropriate to put this revenue in the Blogress Report because it was only possible due to the work I’ve already done on Fly to FI. Feel free to hit me up for a freelance article!
I included my Airbnb referral link and someone used it to sign up and book a trip. If you use my referral link to sign up for Airbnb you receive $40 in free travel credit. Thanks for the support and enjoy your travels!
Total Expenses: $0. This may seem awesome, but I’m kind of disappointed in myself for not running some Facebook Ads this month. It’s just been so incredibly busy! … more on that later.
February 2019 – Life, Media, and Blog Strategy Updates
February was my first full month of corporate joblessness… it felt great! I had so much time to work on my entrepreneurial ventures and finally take a step back to breathe.
HUGE Site Revamp
As you might have noticed, I completely revamped the website and updated the Fly to FI branding. I’ve also been going back through old posts and optimizing my pictures and SEO for increased page speed and Google rankings. Feel free to play around on the new site and tell me what you think. I added pages like Start Here, Best Of, Press and updated my About Page and Resources Page.
It took me quite a long time to get everything done, but I really like how the site looks now. I’m sure I’ll have even more improvements to share with you next month!
Financial Freedom Book Tour
If you’ve been following my story, you know that I will be joining Grant Sabatier on the Financial Freedom Book Tour around the country. February was my last month before hitting the road so I had to take care of things back home like our rental property, my taxes, and a bunch of other little household tasks.
We’re going to be hitting 40+ cities on this tour so make sure you check out the tour page and attend an event in a city near you! The page is constantly being updated with new events so check back often.
Guest Post Appearances
RockStar Finance – 7 Months Into a Corporate Job, Cody Chose to Buy Freedom… with Frugality
GenY Finance Guy – Chasing FIRE #5 (Interview)
Catch me On Social
|Facebook Group ||Facebook Page
|Google + ||Quora
Where Can I Improve?
I am constantly trying to improve the Fly to FI brand and deliver the best possible content to my readers.
If you have any suggestions to improve my content, site, brand, or anything at all please contact me at cody [at] flytofi [dot] com. I’m also open to new business ventures and opportunities. Don’t hesitate to hit me up!
Thanks for checking in to the February 2019 Blogress Report. See you next month!
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