I bet you never thought to actually ask advertisers to put their ad on your blog. Well, that’s what I suggest to do in Week 30 of Blog and Retire.
Blog and Retire Case Study Update Week 30
What’s in it and What did I do?
I am currently waiting it out to contact companies directly to advertise on my house blog. And even though it says to do something in Week 30, it doesn’t mean you have to do it right then. You can do it when it’s right for you.
If you’ve been following along, I’ve had a rough and unstable last couple of months, so my blog stats have not been growing at the house blog. That’s okay for now, but I’m hoping things will settle down in my life soon, so I can continue to grow my blog, and not just have it staying stagnant at its current stats. It’s been holding pretty steady since March actually. April was a good month, and May and this month have something left to be desired.
So I’m personally just not ready to proactively seek advertisers. I may or may not start doing that in July. I haven’t quite decided. I just don’t want to be stuck at a low advertising price. However, some money is better than no money.
My grandpa always said “Whether you’re rich or poor, it’s always nice to have money.”
I currently have just one advertiser at the house blog and it’s getting to be the time that I start seeking more. And quite frankly, even with the stats the way they are, it could get me some decent money if I was just willing to take some action and grab hold of it. So I’ll let you know when I start doing that. Stay tuned!
If you want to contact companies to advertise on your blog, the best way to do it is to look at other popular blogs similar to yours and contact the companies that are advertising on their blogs. Don’t be spammy. Be original, professional, and personal when you reach out to ask them if they’d like to advertise on your blog. Week 30 of Blog and Retire has thorough instructions on how to accomplish this. Click here to sign up for Week 1 now.
Case Study Blog Stats
Here are the house blog stats for June so far:
- Unique Visitors: 3,441
- Number of Visits: 9,523
- Number of Pageviews: 18,302
- Number of Hits: 98,991
- Links around the web: 354 so far this month
- Search Keyphrases: 664 so far this month
- Twitter Tweets: 3,463, Following: 1,700, Followers: 1,425
- Fans on 1house1couple’s Facebook page: 99