October 2011 Goals and Income Report

Are you curious how much money I make by blogging? Well, you are in luck because I give full disclosure to my readers. I think this is a great way for my readers to partner with me and make this a success. Because I don’t just blog for the money, I also include monthly goals. My main goal is providing a great resource for others to learn how to manage their finances. If I make money while doing that, I’m all for it. I really do see this as a partnership with my readers and that is why I also host giveaways throughout the year.


These are the goals that I set at the beginning of October to reach by the end of October:

  • Alexa Ranking: 100,000; actual: 87,401
  • RSS subscribers: 60; actual: 75
  • Twitter followers: 150; actual: 177
  • Facebook Fans: 35; actual: 54


Mozrank Update

On my yearly goals page, I established that another goal to get a mozrank of 3 or higher. I successfully accomplished this one during October. I now have a mozrank of 4.53. Wahooo!If you aren’t familiar with mozRank, it is a ranking system that judges the credibility of your site based basically on how many other credible sites link to you. It is on a scale of  1-10, so I am really happy.

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For November

I want to keep making progress with the site. Here are my goals for November.

Income Report

This month has been really successful considering how long this site has been around. As you will see below, I have decided to lump together my advertising efforts. This  protects the privacy of some of my advertisers, while also still giving you the juicy details.

Advertising (including: adsense, affiliate, and private): $161.24
Staff Writing: $30
Online Freelancing: $8

Total Income: $199.24

This month was a great month. I am not certain it is going to continue to increase just yet, but it is a good indication that earning a decent side income with this blog is possible. I have done really well with advertising this month.

I also started a carnival submission service. This is under the online freelancing category. If you are a personal finance blogger and hate the hassle of submitting to carnivals each week, email me (20sfinances *at* gmail *dot* com) for more information. I offer a great service at a reasonable rate. You can also check out my Corey for Hire page, which details the various services that I offer.

This Week’s Carnivals:

20’s Finances was also featured this past week in the following carnivals. Thanks to those who graciously hosted:

Personal Finance Whiz at Personal Finance Whiz
Carnival of Financial Planning at The Skilled Investor Blog
Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at My University Money
Yakezie Carnival at Mom’s Plans
Carnival of Wealth at Control Your Cash
Totally Money Blog Carnival at Modern Tightwad
Carnival of Personal Finance at Sustainable Personal Finance

37 Responses to October 2011 Goals and Income Report

  1. Aloysa says:

    Nice report that shows a very natural and exponential progression.

  2. Awesome job with the income and your goals! You are really making it happen!

    • Corey says:

      Thanks Derek. I have some great examples and blogging friends at Yakezie that have made this happen.

  3. Good progress, as long as you’re enjoying what you’re doing the money will come naturally in larger amounts.

  4. Wow, you crushed your goals! Continued luck with November! Awesome.

  5. Wow, congratulations, you are doing great!!!

  6. Congrats Corey on all your success. I think it’s great to see hard work pay off 🙂

  7. Congrats! It looks like the income is making a progession. How many months have you been blogging now? Usually 6-9 months is the sweet spot and it’s all good from there as long as you stay consistent. Great job!

  8. Look at you super star. You are doing awesome. Congrats on all of the growth in October. Keep it up and good luck.

  9. Great job! I think you are doing extremely well with the online income. It will go up every month!

  10. YFS says:


    You progress is nothing short of amazing. I want to be like you when my blog grows up. damn man you’re killing it

    • Corey says:

      haha. It still has a long way to go, but I am very happy with the success so far. It has pushed me to contemplate starting another one.

  11. Congrats on the progress. I love seeing how others are building their future empires!

  12. Evan says:

    There is a HUGE difference in income between a PR2 and PR3…congrats! I expect that number to go up exponentially of the months to come.

  13. Nice work Cory and congrats again on the PR3!

  14. Congratulations, earning $200 on blogging is a big step. That’s fantastic. And I hope to get PR3 soon, fingers crossed!

  15. Nice job 🙂

    You really are going a great job, and it shows!

  16. You’re exceeding your goals, that’s just awesome. Great job, Corey. Nice blogging income too. 🙂 I’ve been thinking about adding some kind of advertising to my blog so that I don’t have to pay my hosting anymore, any tips?

  17. Sam says:

    Big balla! Keep up the good progress!

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