April 2017 Favorites
These are my favorites from last month. I am also going to use this post to report monthly how I am doing with blog. I find these posts very interesting when other people post them, so I thought I would do it here and see if you are interested. If not, you can skip this part and let me know down in the comments not to do it again.
First, I will report my page views. I am very embarrassed at how low they are, so I’m not going to say exactly what they are. Let’s just say that I want to significantly increase my viewership in the next month. Next month I will tell you how many viewers I have if it increases. I don’t know how it can not increase! Some things I have done to increase my viewership this month are:
- hold a giveaway.
- commenting on others posts. (I haven’t been able to find many blogs about stickers or planning so if you have one please comment and I’ll look you up!)
- trying to be more consistent with posting days and times.
Increase Social Media Presence
My numbers of followers have gone up in the past month especially in Instagram. I have been trying to be more social on Facebook, Instagram and twitter by replying, liking, re-tweeting and commenting as prompted. I am making some friendships and some regular customers for my stores. It is fun when people become fans. They can be a real boost and are better advertisement than your own. I’ve gained 82 followers through Instagram on this month. It has been a great source of traffic for me. I hope next month I do even better.
Right now my only income is from my stores and business is picking up! Sometimes getting orders out gets in the way of blogging and it puts a wrenching my consistency. I am torn between the two. I want to have people be able to count on me for blog posts, but I want to get my products out the door quickly. It’s a Catch-22.
The only affiliates that I have right now are Google AdSense and Amazon and they are not paying out because I have so little traffic. I think in the future they will be profitable, but not right now.
Publish More Blog Posts
I want to publish more blog post this month. I have my Editorial Calendar displayed on the blog for you so you can see what I have planned. Essentially, I have planned an Erin Condren Plan With Me on Saturdays a Happy Planner Plan With Me on Mondays and a Guest Sticker spread on Thursdays. When I get some more email addresses I’ll do two Newsletters a month.
Last month I published:
- Plan With Me – Wildflowers
- March 2017 Favorites
- Plan With Me – Rose Gold – Mother’s Day
- Plan With Me – Little Miss – Mother’s Day
- Guest Stickers – Jump To It Designs April Month
- Plan With Me – I’m Yours
- Plan With Me – African Animal & Natures Bounty
- Plan With Me – Fly Away
- Plan With Me – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Get More Email Subscribers
Right now, I don’t have many email subscribers. This is something I have been wanting to work on since I started the blog. To help in this endeavor I got a new plug-in that offers a freebie for signing up as an email subscriber. I created a cute bumblebee themed weekly planner sticker spread that is printable and free for signing up to be an email subscriber. I think I will combine my email subscriber and my newsletter subscriber into one group and they will get an update a couple of times a week with the current blog posts and newsletter if the time has come for it. It seems like a better idea thing keeping two lists. What are your thoughts?
Blog Goals for April
- Increase page view numbers by 10 fold at least.
- Continue to interact with my social media especially Instagram and Facebook. Get more Facebook page likes.
- Earn $200 in my store this month.
- Earn something/anything from Amazon this month.
- Get at least 100 more email subscribers.
Come back at the end of April to see if I accomplished these goals and what I have planned for the next month. If you have plans for May share them in the comments.
Other favorites posts:
What are your goals for the month of May?