Posted: 10:56 pm by tom in Blog
, My Life
, Push Standards
Apologies for not posting anything of real interest today but I’m slaving away in the library to get an important essay done.
I just wanted to announce a few ‘coming soon’ developments to the blog.
Firstly I’m going to be monetizing the website properly soon. However, don’t worry the page won’t become laden with annoying adverts or anything. I’m thinking about keeping things very simple, such as ‘buy me a beer’ and non-obstrusive affiliate links. I’ll basically be combining the themes of my users voluntarily giving something back (for instance if they appreciate a good article or tutorial) and providing affiliate links WITH A PURPOSE that should provide useful content to my visitors. What I won’t be doing is splashing adsense all over the place. I’ll also hopefully be working on posting some paid reviews as my traffic is growing nicely right now. This strategy is partly inspired by the great video over at ShoeMoney about ‘monetizing your blog’.
Secondly I’m going to be taking promotion to the next level. I look set to receive as many unique visitors in the first week of March as I did in the entire month of February (around 11,000). I figured that this is the time to pull out all the stops and keep improving this traffic curve. I hope to definitely surpass 30,000 uniques this month! The good news for readers is that I’ll be posting about my promotional strategies (something I haven’t done properly in a while). I’ve got some really great ideas for how to effectively market the blog, so check back soon!
Finally, I’m going to be working to improve the content of Push Standards over the coming weeks. I’m not saying that I don’t like the content that I’m posting, but look out for some great new Photoshop tutorials, and insightful posts about blogging/marketing! I’m also thinking about getting into interviews, as I always appreciate a well-written interview with someone succeeding in their field.
On that note, I’m afraid that it’s back to the essay. Wish me luck, and check back tomorrow for a more substantial post!