Net Worth Update
One thing to note is that my lendingclub investment is has suddenly turned out of a rut. I had a few people default, bringing my returns down to 4%. However, most defaulters have started paying again bringing my rate of return to 11%!.
Other than that, my stocks have mostly fallen in value, and I’ve started to receive some income from realtyshares & other fixed income investments. It’s enough to purchase a few meals every month, but nothing more.
So far, I’ve completed 3 interviews. 1 of which went extremely well. However, just because a few interviews have gone well doesn’t mean I can relax and stop my hustle. I need to keep searching and applying for jobs until I have an offer that I’m willing to accept!
Current Website Stats
I’ve decided to share my website stats in addition because It’s something that I want to improve as well – and I’ve found that being accountable for something really helps. Right now, I’m averaging about 20 sessions per day, (a session occurs when someone visits your website). I want to increase this to about 50 sessions per day.
How I’m going to increase my traffic
Going from 20 to 50 sessions per day is roughly a 150% increase. It’s not going to be easy, but I do have some ideas on how to accomplish this.
Guest posts & Back-links
Whenever I guest post on another persons websites, I’ll get a link back to my website. Even if the guest post does not drive any traffic to me, my overall page ranking improves due to the back-link. Back-links (links to your website from other websites) are absolutely crucial in getting my pages to rank on google such that I can develop some organic traffic.
Quora is a platform that allows users to ask and answer questions. By leaving some links to my website in detailed answers I write, I can drive traffic back to my website. Here’s link to one of the awesome answers I wrote.
That answer resulted in over 40 people clicking through to visit my website over the course of about a week. By simply writing viral answers on Quora, I can greatly increase my traffic.
I’m going to start sharing my content on social media more. I recently started participating in blog shares, where fellow bloggers share each others articles. This leads to a wider viewer “net” which allows more people to click through and visit your website. I’m currently using a scheduling tool called buffer to make keep on top of my social media sharing.