Making progress on my website

I feel good about the progress I’ve been making on my main website.  It’s certainly been going slower than I thought, but it is growing and going in the right direction.

Last month, I was excited when I hit a new high and earned $1,932 on my site.  Prior to that, the previous few months were in the $1,500 range and it seemed that I might not be able to break out of that pattern.

This month, it looks like I’m on track to earn a bit over $2000 for the month and that is encouraging.  I recently wrote an article on What’s the best type of vacuum for hardwood flooring.  I’m excited as 6 people already bought vacuum cleaners in the past week and a half.  I wasn’t expecting this.

Now, that’s the good news.  The challenging news is that almost all of that traffic came from pinterest and the traffic is dying down.  But, it shows that I have a high converting post, so now I just need to work on getting it to rank higher on search and get more traffic on there.  I have my work cut out for me.

Yesterday, I published an article on how to remove popcorn ceilings.  This should come in handy for many who are looking to get rid of these dated ceilings and I share some solutions that will make it easier and less messy.  The hope is that some people will purchase some of the tools on Amazon.

If I can reach $2000/month in July, and then just $100 extra each month, I can reach my new reset goal of $2,500/month by the end of the year.  This means if I can write one article/month that will generate an extra $100, or more likely 2 articles/month that each generate $50/month extra, then I can get there.

Also, if I can figure out how to really drive more traffic from Pinterest, then I’ll be in great shape.  I must be missing something because I only seem to be able to generate around 11,000 clicks per month from Pinterest.  I really wanted to get to 100,000 clicks/month by end of year.  But, maybe I can figure out how to get to 20,000 by end of summer.  For each 10,000 clicks, that represents an extra $90-100/month (probably a bit more in Nov/Dec).

And, if I can figure out how to get a few more articles on my site to rank better, that would help, too.

I’m also trying to create a couple of small ebooks, too so those may add a bit of incremental income.

It’s onward and upward from here.  I’m determined, so let’s hope I can make this work.