Monthly Traffic, Growth & Income Report for September 2013

I know, It’s been a while since I’ve published a traffic report.

If you’ll remember, when I first relaunched my blog last year, I was publishing traffic reports pretty consistently for the first few months, and then they just fell off.

The Birthday cake cookie my family got me on for my birthday back in August! :)

The Birthday cake cookie my family got me on my birthday back in August! :)

Well, they’re back! :)

I’ve decided that now is just as good of time as any to bring them back from the dead and make them a regular part of my content calendar again.

First off, just to let you know what to expect in regards to these monthly reports, they don’t have a “set in stone” publish date as things are unpredictable and I can’t always guarantee when they’ll be published.

However, I will publish them once per month, most likely within the first week of each month.

Also, I’m redirecting my efforts and have started to focus more on generating income directly from the blog in the form of affiliate sales and sales of my own product, in addition to the income I generate from other online sources.

So along with my monthly traffic report, I’ll be including a rundown of the income I generate directly from the blog month to month.

I now have a lot more time to invest into writing monthly reports (and tons of other content) than I’ve had in the past several months.

Monthly reports are a wonderful way to keep track of my progress, while giving you an over the shoulder look at what I do to grow my blog.

Plus, I just plain ol’ miss writing them. :)

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So, without further ado, let’s get right to it!

What I’ve done in September

Blog upgrades, changes and updates

If you actively follow me then you’ve noticed that before September it had been a while since I published any new content.

That was due to some personal issues I had to tend to that have since settled down, gratefully.

While I was on my content creation hiatus, I took some time to make some much needed changes and updates to my blog, as well as do a complete design overhaul – finally purchasing a premium theme!

The theme I decided to buy was the Genesis Prose child theme by Studio Press and I couldn’t be happier with my choice. I have a complete review of this theme coming soon, so be on the lookout for it.

I’ve also invested in some premium WordPress plugins.

Seeing that I’m starting to venture into doing more video tutorials and reviews, I figured what better way to optimize my videos than with LeadPlayer.

I’m elated about my new “toy” and I’m excited to see that it’s having a positive impact on helping me grow my audience and subscriber base.

I also have a full review on it coming soon, too. In the meantime, you can see it in action in part 1 my blog commenting guide tutorial below:

I also invested in two other list building gizmos

As building my audience and subscriber list is the main goal of my blog, I decided to invest in a better blog pop up that wouldn’t be as intrusive as the one I had before.

Pippity is an awesome popup that not only can you customize to your blog theme and content, but you can also customize it to your blog readers and their specific interests as well.

How about that? :)

I’ll definitely be doing a full review on this WP plugin soon also, so be on the lookout for that, too.

The other premium plugin I invested in is a contextual popup called Zamurai List Builder.

It’s pretty neat and I’ve been playing around with it for last couple of weeks. You can also customize it to your content and it seems like it would do wonders for increasing opt-in conversions – full review coming soon on it too.

Still focused on conversions

In an effort to further increase visitor conversion I ditch the Viperbar I used to have hovering over my content in favor of the neat sticky opt-in form that’s following you as you scroll down this post.

I thought that the only way to get this effect was to buy a premium plugin, but as it turns out this awesome plugin allows you to do the same thing.

And it’s FREE! We all love free don’t we? :)

One other list building plugin I’m in love with is Magic Action Box.

See the big pink opt-in box below this post?

That’s this neat free plugin that allows you to place really nice opt-in boxes below every post across your blog.

I always wanted something like this but I’m horrible at coding and I didn’t want to spend the time to figure it out.

Now, I don’t have too and you don’t either if you’d like to implement this on your blog as well. :)

Oh yeah, and I’ve also taken to placing in-line contextual opt-in forms within the content of my posts.

This has proven to work rather well for further optimizing my conversions and generating the maximum amount of subscribers possible.

If you’re enjoying my content so far and aren’t apart of our community yet, join the fun!








Lowering bounce rate

Lowering my bounce rate is something else I’ve been focusing on as well. So I’ve decided to do a complete audit of the content on my blog.

I’m sure there’s plenty of internal linking opportunities I’m missing out on. I’ve also installed this cool free plugin to help with generating more click throughs to other content on my blog.

Better tracking

I also decided that it’s high time that I really get my hands dirty and use Google Analytics for all it’s worth.

When you’re aiming for your main source of online income to be generated from your blog, then it’s imperative that you have meticulous tracking in place.

So I’m going to track EVERY single click, opt-in and action on my blog with GA.

From affiliate link clicks, to resource downloads, to even how many people click my “connect with me” social buttons in my side bar.

I’m still in the process of setting this all up as it is a tedious, time consuming process and I’m manually doing it myself.

However, once I’m finished it’ll definitely be well worth the time because I’ll be able to see every action someone takes on my blog and have the data needed to increase conversions.

If you want to learn how you can set this all up on your blog too, here’s an awesome tutorial I found that walks you the whole process step-by-step.

To take my GA tracking even further, I’ve installed 5 really neat traffic dashboards that allows me to see exactly how my blog’s performing at glance.

My good friend Ana Hoffman shared these awesome GA dashboards in a recent post over at TGC and I highly recommend you install them as well if you’re looking for an easier way to get a handle on your blog’s performance.

I’ve also created a completely new subscriber list to track only the people who subscribe to my list directly from my blog, rather than combining them with the other traffic and list building channels I have going.

It’s much better and beneficial to separate direct blog subscribers from other type of subscribers as I feel that these subscribers are of much higher quality and holds the most value to me.

Content Creation

Alrighty then, so lets move on to content creation.

Last month I published a grand total of 3 posts; they include:

I’ll admit, 3 posts is a slow start for my first month getting back into creating content, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg compared to the content I’ve got lined up for this month!

Plus, I’m elated that Ms. Ileane published my guest post after me being dormant on the content scene for so long. Many thanks to you Ms. Ileane! :)

Content/Blog Promotion

While I didn’t make much leeway in regards to the number of posts I wanted to publish last month, I did do rather well on the promotion side of things.

If you’ve watched by blog commenting tutorial or have followed me for any length of time, then you know that my main way to promote my content and blog is by doing a lot of blog commenting, as well as building relationships with my peers and influencers.

Well, last month I didn’t leave as many comments as I usually do, however, the comments I did make in conjunction with the quality content I published made quite an impact on my traffic stats!

I left a total of approximately 50 comments last month across several top and up and coming blogs, including:

(Unfortunately, I couldn’t find my complete roster of blogs I left comments on last month, however, I’ll be sure to include my entire list next month.)

All my commenting over the month lead to natural backlinks, of course, and also a featured mention in Adrienne Smith’s monthly Thankful Thursday roundup post.

I was totally elated and honored to be included in Adrienne’s roundup, among all the other great bloggers she featured. Many thanks to you Adrienne!

Guest posts

Last month I wrote a total of 1 guest post, which was on BasicBlogTips.com.

I was very happy Ms. Ileane accepted my post and shared it with her audience, which was written to not only provide value to her readers, but to also aid in getting more exposure to my blog commenting tutorial. And by golly did it work!

My guest post got a ton of comments, social shares, engagement and interaction from her audience.

Plus, I directly gained 6 more readers directly from the guest post itself by creating a customized welcome landing page specifically for her audience.

Not sure how many of her readers subscribed indirectly via surfing around my content and then deciding to subscribe through another opt-in form of my blog. But I’m happy about the results either way!

I’m planning to write several more guests posts this month for other top blogs in my niche.

I’m anxious to see how they’ll be received so be sure you subscribe and stay tuned for next month’s report!








I also did a bit of forum posting in September

Forum posting is a great way to build your brand and authority in a niche, aside from the steady trickle of traffic it can bring to your blog.

I only posted to two forums last month: TrafficPlanet.com and WebsiteBabble.com, which is owned by my good friend Lisa Irby of 2createawebsite.com.

I’m telling you, WB is the the ONLY forum I swear by in regards to the true community and value it has to offer it’s members.

Lisa does a magnificent job running this forum and the intimate community type feel there is priceless – much less “cut throat” than other, more popular forums in the niche.

I made a total of 24 forum posts last month.

  • WB – 18 (5 visits)
  • TP – 6 posts (6 visits)

My posts didn’t lead to much direct traffic, as you can see, but they did do good for helping to further build my reputation.

Plus, I definitely don’t mind spending my time contributing to two such awesome communities, so that certainly wasn’t time wasted in my book.

Let’s see those stats…

Okay ladies and gents, now lets get to the number crunching. ;)

In my previous traffic reports, I was using my hostgator analytics account to track my traffic stats and metrics.

However, I’ve realized after doing some research that hostgator‘s analytics can often times be inaccurate and skewed by either over or under estimating the actual amount of traffic your site is getting.

Since then I’ve taking the time to familiarize myself with Google Analytics and from this point on, I’ll only be using GA to track my stats because it’s much more accurate and is known as the industry standard tracking service.

Visitor stats

As I mentioned earlier, I’m just coming off of a content creation hiatus due to some personal issues I had to take care of. I hadn’t published a post to the blog since May of this year and I just got back into the game last month.

So while I was still finding pockets of time to make my way around the blogosphere, mingle with other bloggers, commenting, sharing their content and such, the lack of fresh content being published to my blog caused my traffic to suffer substantially compared to previous reports.

Here’s my stats from last month (September 2013):

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If you’ve followed my previous case studies you can see that there’s been a huge drop in traffic. But it’s okay! I’m on the mend and will be back and going strong soon.

Over the next few weeks and months I will be working hard to get my stats back to their former glory.

And I will appreciate any help you can lend.

So if you’re enjoying my content and this post so far please help me out by giving it a share, would you? Thanks! :)

Most popular content

Another change I’m making in my traffic reports is to keep track of my most popular content.

This will give me more insight on what content my readers like the most so I can further optimize those posts for conversion and tailor my future content calendar to contain more of those kinds of posts.

Here’s the most popular posts from last month:

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Looks like my blog commenting tutorial is preforming rather well and was the main driving force of my traffic last month.

Two of my previous case studies also hold two of the tops spots, which I’m pretty excited about seeing as I haven’t done any direct promotion for them in months.

Also, my customized welcome page for my guest post on BBT is preforming awesomely too as visitors from this page decided to stick around for a bit according to the bounce rate. :)

Top traffic sources

As you all know, the bulk of my traffic is referral traffic.

I don’t do any intentional backlinking for the purposes of getting ranked highly on search engines. Just a ton of blog commenting, some guest posting and direct engagement/interaction with my audience on social media platforms.

That being said, it’s interesting to see that Google’s holding the number two spot in my top traffic sources.

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Just goes to show what you should be focusing on if your goal is to drive more SERP traffic.

Search engine traffic

Although, SERP traffic isn’t my direct goal, from this point forward I’ll be sharing my search stats with you to exemplify what you can achieve by focusing on inbound marketing and directly engaging your audience to grow your brand and blog exposure.

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As you can see, most of my search traffic comes from searches for my brand or name, which is awesome as my goal is to drive more brand exposure and recognition.

YouTube views

In an effort to increase overall traffic and brand exposure, I’ve taken to creating video tutorials like this one.

Videos are a great way to teach and engage your audience, even though I do have some readers who’d rather consume info in text format rather than video

(Ironically enough, I’m one of those people too – and I’ve been creating downloadable PDF resources to accommodate those readers.)

So far my tutorials seem to be received well by my audience; you can see that my commenting tutorial is leading the pack with 182 views and 1,123 minutes watched.

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I was hosting part two of the commenting tutorial on Vimeo, but I just recently moved it and re-uploaded it to YouTube so they’ll both be hosted in the same place, so you’ll see that the views on YT for part two are much lower.

I’ve included my views stats from Vimeo so you can get the full picture. You’ll see that part 2 got a total of 52 views compared to part 1′s 182.

Guess more people are interested in the how-to part rather than the live examples?

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I have many more tutorials lined up, several of which I plan to publish this month.

I’m excited to see how they’ll preform.

If you have any tutorial requests, be sure to leave them in the comments or just shoot me a email here.

Social shares

I’m also going to be tracking my monthly social shares across the three major platforms: Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.

I’ve not set up a proper tracking system yet to track my global monthly shares across my blog, however, I’ll have it set up before I publish next month’s report.

So for now I’ll just report the shares I’ve gotten on the posts I’ve published directly to my blog last month (according to my social sharing plugins  at the time of me writing this report.)

Subscribers

The biggest, most important metric to me is email subscriber growth.

Although, I am on all major social media outlets and I appreciate any new followers I get on those platforms, email subscription is the ultimate form of conversion, in my book, and I will be sure to consistently report on my email subscriber growth monthly.

I’ll also be reporting on my social media subscriber/follower growth on YouTube, Twitter and Google+, however, those numbers probably wont appear in every report.

Oh, and if you’re wondering why you don’t see Facebook in that social media list, it’s because I’m hardly ever on Facebook.

(You might’ve noticed I don’t even have the social icon under my connect with me section in my sidebar.)

It’s not that I completely dislike FB, although the constant noise and chatter over there can be rather annoying, but I just feel that my time is much better spent on other networks.

I may change my mind about this in the future, but for right now Facebook’s out of the loop.

Because of all of the updates, upgrades and changes in tracking I’ve made to my blog, I’m only going to report my email subscriber stats for the blog starting from last month, September 2013 – when the changes were put into place, and then report from that point on in my subsequent traffic reports.

Here’s my subscriber/follower stats for last month:

  • Email: 54 / Total: 54
  • YouTube: 4 / Total: 53

I didn’t keep track of my follower growth for Google+ and Twitter last month, so I’ll just give the current amount.

In next month’s report, I’ll report the increase/decrease of my social following on those channels.

  • Twitter: Current total 1,075
  • Google+: Current total 476

Income report

As I mentioned earlier in this post, I’m beginning to focus more on generating income directly from my blog via sales of affiliate products, my own product (and subsequent products I have coming in the near future).

Although I do earn money online from other activities not directly related to my blog, I’d much rather build up my blog to where it’s generating a steady passive (or semi-passive) income on a monthly basis – without having to directly trade my time for money on a consistent basis.

I may also consider offering consultation services in the future, but I’ve yet to make a final decision on whether or not I want to do that.

So as it stands, the blog has generated a total of $0 last month and I’m actually in the red!

Here’s the breakdown:

Monthly expenses

Affiliate earnings

  • $0.00

My product earnings

  • $0.00

Earnings total:

Grand total: -$67.90

Ouch! Looks like I need to get it into gear, eh?

Over the next few weeks and months, I’m going to be busting my butt to bring that number into the black, so I’d appreciate any words of encouragement and support you could lend.

I’ma need it!

‘Til next time

I want to shout a huge THANK YOU to everyone who’s stuck by me and The SEO Rebel blog over the past year.

You guys are awesome and I have a wonderful community that I’m forever grateful for.

This month I’ll be grinding hard to make up for lost time, doing my best to push out content and tuts hand over fist.

I’m anxious to see what I can pull off this month.

We shall see! :)

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  • marlonsands

    Hi Ti,

    To boost your opt ins, if’n you get time, create a very attractive freebie video or report.

    I shared your site on FB and so did Tim Gorman.

    Your own product and an affiliate program will do wonders for your income. Stephen Luc has an excellent product on how he creates video products at lightning speed that still have good quality.

    You’re doing a fantastic job on your blog here. Keep up the consistency. On the affiliate income side, look at how Pat Flynn does tuts on his blog that subtly promote an affiliate product.

    Your blog design looks fantastic.

    Marlon Sanders

    • tiroberts

      Hi Marlon,

      It’s great to see your comment; welcome to the community!

      Thanks for chiming in and sharing your feedback and suggestions.

      I actually do have a freebie traffic report that I offer. It seems to do well and those who’ve read my free report have given it good reviews, which I’m thankful for.

      Yes, I decided a few months back to create my own video product because I need the ability to generate an income independent of affiliate products as it’s not promised that they’ll always be there to promote.

      Since it’s creation I’ve made a few sales, but nothing too major as I’ve yet to launch a full promotion campaign for it.

      The angle that Pat does is exactly what I’m, going for with my blog. So I’ll def be cranking out more review and tutorial posts over the next few weeks.

      Thanks again, Marlon, for adding your voice to the conversation. I look forward to seeing more of you around soon. :)

      Ti

  • Brian

    Nice post, your hard work shows, keep it up and thanks.

    • tiroberts

      Hi Brian,

      I’m glad you enjoyed my post; welcome to the community! I hope to see more of you around soon. :)

      Ti

  • Tony Matos

    Hi Ti,
    I do believe to get into any business venture you need your own product. I blame myself that I didn’t create a product when I started out, I feel that people should do their research first and take it one step at a time.
    There is so much out their to learn people don’t have patience and this is one reason that people fail. I did enjoy your video on blog commenting it takes a lot of work but its fun, and I do like sharing my views with other people also getting their ideas.
    So Ti I would like to say thanks for sharing your ideas on this post and wishing great success on your venture. Can’t wait for next post, have a nice day.
    Tony

    • tiroberts

      Hi Tony,

      I’m glad to see your comment; welcome to the community!

      Yes, in the internet marketing/blogging niche I think it’s extremely important to create your own product as soon as possible.

      If there’s one thing that I’ve learned since being involved in IM over the past 8 years it’s that you can’t rely on other people to pay you (i.e. affiliate programs). You have to learn how to pay yourself because there’s no guarantee that they’ll be there tomorrow.

      I wish you luck with your product creation venture. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.

      Thanks for taking the time to add your voice to the conversation. I look forward to seeing more of you around soon. :)

      Ti

      • Tony Matos

        Hi Tir,
        Thank you for replying back and I will be back thanks again.
        Tony

  • Adrienne

    Wow Ti, what a jam packed post. You shared a lot and at this moment I have 6 more tabs open with things you’ve shared that I’m checking out girl!

    I’ve been looking for an attractive opt-in box to go below my posts too but here’s where I’m different. I don’t want it on every single post. I want to be able to put it on the posts I want and now include it on the posts I don’t want. You know, like I have guest bloggers each month so I don’t want them on those particular posts. So that usually calls for coding but I don’t know how to do that and make it attractive. Urgggg

    Thank you for the mention and I loved sharing your post. I love to help my readers as much as possible so your post on commenting was definitely one I had to include.

    Good luck with what you intend to put into place in the coming months and I have no doubt you’ll do marvelous.

    Thank you for taking the time to share all this information with us and now I have more reading to do. ;-)

    ~Adrienne

    • tiroberts

      Hi Adrienne,

      It’s great to see your comment, lady. :)

      I’m glad that you’ve found my report informational. My goal was to pack as much value into this post as possible, so it’s great to hear that I fulfilled my goal.

      The Magic Action Box plugin, is a great plugin, and if I recall correctly, it does allow you to pick and chose the individual posts that you’d like for the box to appear under.

      You can also use MAB to create nice sidebar optin forms. It’s what I’m using for both my static and sticky sidebar optin boxes.

      You’re welcome for the mention. It’s all love and I truly appreciate you sharing my content with your readers, again.

      I’ll be seeing you around. Hope you have a great rest of the week! :)

      Ti

  • ZK

    I like the honesty in the income here Ti….unlike a lot of blogger who put up fake income posts to get visibility….you’re welcome to guest post on my blog http://www.webtrafficroi.com/guest-post

    best wishes :)

    • tiroberts

      Hi ZK,

      Great to see your comment; welcome to the community!

      I’m glad you enjoyed my post and thanks for the guest post invite! I’ll checkout your guidelines and will be contacting you shortly.

      It’s important that I’m authentic and transparent when it comes to reporting my numbers and income. It takes time to build a blog’s exposure and income. You don’t just come out of the blue and begin making thousands of dollars a month overnight.

      Thanks for taking the time to add your voice to the conversation. I look forward to seeing more of you around soon. :)

      Ti

  • Lisa Irby

    Ti, your posts never disappoint! I have mad respect for how transparent and detailed you always are. That’s one characteristic that will take you very far as a blogger. Keep up the fabulous work and thank you for the mention.

    • tiroberts

      Hi Lisa,

      Thanks so much for the compliments and kinds words; it means a lot coming from you.

      You’re very welcome for the mention. I’m happy to direct as many people as possible to your awesome content and community.

      Thanks again for dropping by. I’ll be seeing your around, chica! :)

      Ti

  • http://sksmith.wordpress.com Sherman Smith

    Hey Ti,

    You are really dead on and focus with your blog. I like the detail info. you presented here on what tools and plugins you’re using to really get going. Every blogger from beginner to veterans will definitely benefit from what you shared here! You are really on your way!

    • tiroberts

      Hi Sherman,

      I’m very happy to hear that you found value in my post. I wanted to be very detailed and share as much info as possible.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing more of you soon. :)

      Ti

  • http://msileanespeaks.com/ Ileane

    Hey Ti!!

    First of all congrats on having so much success since you started your blog.

    I shared this post over on Scoop.it the other day and here is the insight that I included:

    Ti Roberts is one of my favorite bloggers. She is so full of energy and eager to learn that she is destined for greatness and I want her on my team any day.

    In this post you’ll see her hit a bump in the road on her journey to earning an online income but you’ll also see how she takes it in stride and you’ll know that she is NOT one bit discouraged!

    Want to be inspired? Follow Ti!

    • tiroberts

      Hi Ileane,

      Thanks so much for the encouragement and kind words. I really appreciate it!

      I’m def going to be working hard to get my blog and income to where I want it to be so I appreciate your support and belief in me. :)

      Ti

  • Denis D.

    Thanks for sharing this new report with us. Even with taking a break your traffic numbers are really impressive and did not completely fall off a cliff. When I take just a day or two off my traffic completely plummets. I think all of your hard work and perseverance is finally paying off with steady and stable traffic flow.

    • tiroberts

      Hi Denis,

      Thanks for the words of encouragement. I’m still trucking along and I’m hopping that my numbers will reflect more growth next month.

      Keep your head down with your efforts as well. I’m rooting for you! :)

      Ti

  • Theodore Nwangene

    Hello TI,
    Welcome back. I can see you really have a very huge plan for your blog this time and, I’m sure the blog will hear it even if it does not have an eye :) Lol.

    I love your sincerity on this post and, I’m sure if you continue like this, you will certainly take your blog to a greater height soon.

    I’m happy you’ve now settled the tasks that kept you away this long now, lets continue enjoying your wealth of knowledge.

    Thanks for sharing and, more strength to your elbows.

    • tiroberts

      Hi Theodore,

      Thanks so much for the warm welcome back and kind words. I’m really excited to be back in the driving seat and I’m anxious to see what next months numbers look like.

      Ti

  • Maketta

    Hello Ti,

    It’s nice to see you making great progress for your blog. I know it took a lot of hard work. Hopefully, one day I hope to attain a good amount of traffic for my blog as well. I am constantly working on it but when I read blog posts such as yours it gives me a lot of encouragement. Congratulations on your traffic success! Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • tiroberts

      Hey Maketta,

      Thanks so much for the encouraging words. Yes, it is a helluva job but somebody’s gotta do, right? You’ll def get there too; just have to keep your head down and doing the next task laid out in front of you.

      Thanks again and I’ll be seeing you around, my friend. :)

      Ti

  • Casey Dennison

    Awesome month! I seen that you’d left a comment over on my blog, so I figured I’d check you out and see what’s going on over here. So far, I’m very impressed. It looks like we are both taking a similar approach to generating traffic to our blogs.

    I’m writing up my first report and will have it posted hopefully Monday. Keep it up!

    • tiroberts

      Hi Casey,

      It’s awesome to see your comment; welcome to the community!

      Yup, I did leave you a blurb and I’m glad to see that you returned the favor.

      Thanks for sharing your input and I’ll be sure to be back ’round your place to check out your report, too.

      I look forward to seeing more of you around soon. :)

      Ti

  • http://trucklicense.net/get-cdl Freedom Jackson

    What’s up Tiro,

    That’s awesome what you’ve accomplished it’s hard as a mofo to make money blogging but you have to start somewhere keep up the good work.

    • tiroberts

      Hi Darnell,

      Great to see your comment; welcome to the community!

      I really appreciate the encouraging words. I’m still busting my butt and will continue to do so until I “get there”.

      Thanks for leaving your input and I look forward to seeing more of you around soon. :)

      Ti

  • Maham Sony

    Hey Ti Roberts every word of encouragement you literally deserves. Very few bloggers invest that much daringly at the initial phase like you did. That proves you are an entrepreneur and know where to take risk and why. Great keep it up I am damn sure you will make it sooner or later.

    • tiroberts

      Hi Maham,

      So great to see your comment; welcome to the community!

      I really appreciate your encouraging words. It always does take an initial investment, either of time, money or both to make a return/profit.

      Thanks again and I look forward to seeing more of you around soon. :)

      Ti

  • tiroberts

    Hi,

    Yes, plugins can slow down the load time of your site quite a bit.

    I plan on doing a audit of my site load time soon and increasing the speed. I can imagine that some of the plugins will have to be sacrificed, but I’ll make it work. :)

    Great blog site, BTW.

    Thanks for sharing your input and I look forward to seeing more of you around soon. :)

    Ti

    • annonymous

      yes throw away unwanted plugins.