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Blogging highlights and earnings for 2007

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This has been a great year for change your thoughts and it has gone from strength to strength and it's all down to you.

I thought I would share the highlights and show what can be achieved in a year.

Statistics:

Traffic: unique Visitors

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RSS Subscribers

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Traffic

I am very pleased with the amount of traffic I am getting just now and I have to say that if it wasn't for stumbleupon I would have had half the traffic. I have started to optimize the blog for SEO to get more search traffic as I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket. Organic search is accounting for about 20% of all traffic which is quite good.

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Top 10 articles for 2007

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Top 10 articles are as follows:

22 of the Best Motivational Videos for free

10 beliefs that could hold you back in life

10 Questions that will change your life

The three pillars of creativity

6 Ways to dramatically increase eye contact skills

Top 5 gym-free exercises

10 ways to boost your concentration

5 Ways to make money without selling your body

Change your life part 2 – gaining back your energy

Micronap your way to success

Earnings

I am also pleased with the earnings. I only started affiliate marketing at the end of October this year and have started to see results from it. I have taken Google adsense off the blog so the figures have dipped since October, where previously I was earning around $100 per month. I may put adsense back on the blog, I am not sure yet as adsense seems the least obtrusive and readers are used to it on blogs.

 

Earnings from blog related activities Amount
Earnings from writing for another blog:

£3,600 ($6,840)

Earnings from Google Adsense:

£423 ($803)

Earnings from affiliate marketing:

£1,200 ($2,280)

Total

£5,223 ($9,923)

Expenditure (advertising etc)

£1,730 ($3,287)

 
Net profit from blog related activities

£3,493 ($6636)

 

Thank you

I would like to thank all the readers of this blog and everyone who has commented and made contributions to the discussions. I would also like to thank everyone who has stumbled and dugg my articles and I hope this continues throughout 2008 as I know I will be using stumbleupon a lot more in 2008.

I would particularly like to thank:

Jim Bouchard – Jim has contributed 5 articles to this site and they have all been excellent and he has provided a fantastic free download for the readers of Change your thoughts,

Grigor Ćorić – Grigor wrote another fantastic article 'Three pillars of creativity' which brought my second front page on Digg and it received over 10,000 visits in a 24 hour period.

Alex Blackwell – Alex contributed a great article for change your thoughts and I hope to see more from him in the future.

Alexander Kjerulf (the chief happiness officer) – Alexander submitted another one of his great articles to Change your thoughts and it was received very well. Alexander is one of my favorite bloggers.

Aaron Potts – Another one of my favorite bloggers helped me out by guest authoring whilst I was on holiday last year.

Jospeph Bernard – Joseph was the first guest author for Change your thoughts which ultimately led me to seek out more quality authors for the site.

Laura Young – Laura kindly stood in for me whilst i was away on holiday and wrote a great article on Becoming more disciplined

Lodewijk van den Broek – Lodewijk was another one of the early guest authors and wrote another cracker of an article 'Your vision of the future'

Ponn Sabra – Is an inspirational woman and an inspirational blogger who wrote a great article in September.

Michael Pollok – Michael is the guy who designed the current version of change your thoughts theme and it was a god send when i was in a panic about my site supposedly being hacked.

The PBN Network – The Positive Blog network has been fantastic this year and i have made some great contacts through it. It will hopefully get stronger this year.

Gleb Reys – I would like to thank Gleb for helping me out this year in a lot of ways notleast of all taking a look at my hosting when there were problems, thanks mate.

Finally I would like to thank all of the regular readers of this blog and i hope 2008 is your best year yet.

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Steven Aitchison

Steven Aitchison is the author of The Belief Principle and an online trainer teaching personal development and online business.  He is also the creator of this blog which has been running since August 2006.