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Tonight, I’m joining the Yakezie Challenge!
Essentially the challenge is to crack the Top 200,000 of all websites as ranked by Alexa within the next 6-months. Game on!
As you can see, I’m currently at 516,885 in the US, so I’ve definitely got some work to do. Here’s my strategy to work my way down past 200,000 by April 8th, 2016:
Create More Content
I plan to post at least two posts per week (minimum) on this site, which is double my current pace. My plan is to write one technical article on how to do something, and one miscellaneous piece focused on more abstract ideas around money, such as psychology and personal development. Other ideas for content are featuring different perspectives and stories from other personal finance bloggers, or even everyday readers and their financial challenges. While I’m at it, I’ll probably post updates around this Yakezie challenge to document any changes.
Engage & Build Relationships
I will continue to read content from other sites within the PF (personal finance) community and engage with comments regularly. I plan to network with other PF bloggers and find a mastermind group to join. I was really bummed I couldn’t hit FinCon this year to network with other bloggers and PF thought leaders. But, I’ve already made a promise to myself to get there next year and I definitely will have no excuses since it’s coming to my home town of San Diego!
Promote Others Selflessly
As I continue to engage within the PF community, I plan to make a concerted effort to promote others and listen to their views (even if I don’t agree with them). I see a lot of great content being produced and in addition to mentioning the larger sites, I will seek out smaller unknown sites that have great content going out and share it with others. I’d also like to feature some other bloggers on my site to better understand their stories. Everyone has a unique lens they view their finances from, so it will be awesome to understand what drives them.
So here’s something ironic. I used to own a tech company, yet I only started using Twitter a couple of months ago! (I finally know what a hash tag is for!) I plan to continue building my twitter presence through thoughtful activity and meaningful engagement.
Let’s connect! You can add me on twitter @FinanciallyALRT.
I have goal to land a least a couple of guest posts on larger authority sites within the PF community. I believe I have got a decent story to tell, so I’m hopeful I can provide some valuable content and in turn generate some reciprocal traffic. Likewise, I will also setup opportunities for others to guest post within my site.
A quick shout out to Dom of GenYFinanceGuy and Alexander of Cash Flow Diaries who are doing all the right things to grow their young sites consistently and with integrity. Both are fully transparent with their growth and an inspiration of what is possible in a relatively short amount of time. Upwards and onwards!
Readers, would you take on this Yakezie challenge, why or why not? What else do you think I could do to improve my chances of reaching the goal?
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