7,977 Blog Traffic And 60 Days Later – My Blogging Journey

Today is 13th August 2013 and this marks exactly 2 months since the day this website is created.

This blogging journey had taught me a lot especially when it comes to building authority, increasing traffic to blogs and foster relationships with other bloggers.

Before that, I had created a simple video (yes, my second YouTube video) as a summary of this whole article:

Did you enjoy the video? I hope you do! (p/s it would be great if you could just give me a ‘Like’ on YouTube)

Let’s see how far this website had gone, shall we?

My blog traffic stats

This is how my website traffic looks like during the first 60 days

Total traffic: 7,977 (100%)

Organic traffic / Google: 2,446 (30.66%)

Direct traffic: 2,302 (28.86%)

Referral traffic: 3,229 (40.48%)

On an average,  the website is getting about 132 traffic a day or approximately 3,988 traffic a month. No biggy right?

I got to admit, I am ashamed of publishing the stats but for the sake of learning and sharing, I believe this is the best interest for all :)

Here’s a quick summary of what this whole article is all about:

  • My website traffic experience (organic traffic vs referral traffic)
  • Monetizing my blog
  • Satisfaction issues as a blogger

It all comes down to blog traffic

If you are planning to start blogging, then you got to know that traffic is the lifeline of a blog. It doesn’t really matter if you are blogging for money, passion or as a hobby.

You need traffic to sustain and maintain your site. Moreover, running a self hosted domain isn’t that cheap after all.

When I started this blog, I wanted to make this blog different. This means that I do NOT want to do the same mistakes I did years back with probably a dozen or more websites.

Instead of focusing on organic traffic, I wanted to focus on referral traffic instead. Let’s see what makes them different. 

1. The differences between organic and referral traffic 

Organic traffic vs Referral Trafffic

Which is the better choice when it comes to building traffic for your blogs?

Organic traffic vs Referral traffic … what?!

Let’s see what the web has to say about them:

Organic traffic – Visitors who come to your website from unpaid organic or natural search engine results

Referral traffic –  Visitors who come to your website from other domains (and pages in those domains)

Source: Google

In my own words …

Organic traffic can easily be defined as traffic gained from search engines. If you are getting more of this, it is safe to say that you are doing the right search engine optimization techniques to rank well on SERP’s.

Referral traffic (aka referred traffic) is traffic that comes from a second party and it doesn’t come through search engines. This type of traffic usually comes from social media, other domains and blogs who are sharing your links.

2. Why I decided NOT to be normal – focus more on referral traffic

Organic traffic vs Referral traffic

Are you focusing in the conventional (organic traffic) or the unconventional (referral traffic) for your blog?

Some bloggers say focusing on organic traffic is risky and I got to agree with this.

Google can easily change its algorithm several times a year but building a website from scratch would take months or maybe longer. You can’t just change your game plan overnight even if you have the manpower to do so.

So yes, I took the road less taken and I know what I did would actually be beneficial for my organic traffic as well (indirectly).

This brings me to the next related point below. Before that, ask yourself why did you do blogging. Could it be:

  • Earning some side income?
  • As a hobby?
  • Living your dreams?

For me, I blog because I love it and the ability to earn some side income is definitely a good plus point.

Okay you will be asking, “So, what would these have to do with referral traffic?”

I want to make sure that every traffic that lands on my blog counts. This means that if I can have 100 readers daily who really enjoy my writing, then I would have struck the gold mine … literally speaking.

Here’s what I think. Readers won’t click on a link shared on Twitter or Facebook if they are not interested with the topic. Therefore, is it safe to say that referral traffic means targeted traffic?

Yup, you can say that!

Now, do you see where this is going?

Monetizating my blog with referral traffic

Make money blogging tips for bloggers

How you make money blogging … the smart way?

Personally, I think I did rather okay even though I wish I could do more :)

Here are the stats after 60 days of uptime:

Google Adsense: $ 1.69

Affiliate sales: $ 209.96

Again, I know most of you guys could be earning more than this. Shame on me!

But here’s the thing. For those who been visiting my site during June would realized that I have more Google Adsense banners.

Compared to now, I only place Google Adsense banners on several spots or categories. But why? I had replaced them with specific banners that are closely related to the said categories.

For example, I will be featuring a web hosting affiliate banner if that category is about website creation. Chances is, those targeted readers will be probably looking for a cheap hosting to go with their self hosted domains.

Oh yes, this is rather crazy as I ended up with 68 widgets on my blog.

Like what I said, the earnings above could just be a fraction of what many other bloggers are earning. Nonetheless, it is a good start. At least, I know that what I did (mostly) are bearing fruits :)

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You can’t please everyone. So, stop trying!

You can't satisfy everyone as a blogger 

1. Making your readers happy …

As a blogger, you can’t possibly make everyone happy and you are bound to have lots of enemies when you are above the rest.

When I wrote “3 Disappointing Truth About MailChimp Email Marketing Solutions“, I was so sure that what I wrote is going to spark anger among MailChimp fans.

And for the record, I do receive hate mails and some super epic comments (which sadly, still lying in my moderation folder due to too many 4-letters words).

Here’s the thing about blogging. As long as you are doing it right, you don’t worry about what others think.

I very interesting quote I would love to share from someone I really respect:

It is impossible for a blogger to please all his readers.

Source: Smart Passive Income

The above is taken from Pat Flynn (the guy behind SPI) and the author of the eBook, ‘Let Go‘ which explains how unemployment changed his life completely and currently earning more than $100,000 monthly.

2. Unforeseen issues with blog subscribers

I had just a small number of followers for my newsletter and I too, received some feedbacks from them. Here are some of those:

  1. My emails are either too long or too short
  2. Wanting more freebies
  3. 15% of them subscribed as they thought I was doing more reviews instead
  4. Some of them were expecting me to email them during specific days of the week
  5. And the list continues …

Disclaimer: Feel free to think if I’m BS-ing but these are the things that REALLY happened to me recently.

My reply to them are the same (including the ones who leave comments on my blogs); I am not forcing you to subscribe to my newsletter and you are free to unsubscribe at any time.

I’m sorry if it might feel a little cocky but I am just one man and obviously, I don’t have super powers to make everyone happy.

Note: It is still rather sad to see that there are people who doesn’t really appreciate you and your writings.

Brighter sky after some stormy days

Building blogger's authority is important to main website ranking and trust.

There is always sunlight after a stormy day

I am sure that all of us have our ups and downs.

Being a blogger is very fun and I am very honored to meet up with some seriously great friends (bloggers).

There are definitely more than this list but they are the ones that truly make my day:

Adrienne Smith ~ Lovely woman who never STOP giving you encouragements especially in blogging and life.

Barry Wells ~ Nice guy and pretty good in IT related stuffs. LOVE his writings too! He’s also one of the guys behind Marketing Mini Classes.

Corina Ramos ~ Another nice lady. If I would give her a nickname, it would definitely be ‘Work From Home GURU’!

Adam Connell ~ Great writer and one hell of a marketer. Learned from him a lot especially when it comes to building authority and Internet marketing.

Harleena ~ One of the most inspiring bloggers I ever seen. She teaches me that you can be good in anything as long as you have the passion.

Again, I felt truly honored to meet up with so many bloggers and lovely friends. I would possibly given up last week or earlier but thanks to them, I felt that everything will be just A-okay for me.

60 days and 7,977 website traffic later …

So, what did I actually learn about blogging after this life changing experience?

We need to:

  1. Focus on the right traffic for our blog.
  2. Make friends with other bloggers and most importantly, learn from them.
  3. Mistakes are common in blogging. Use them to improve yourself.
  4. If you want to make money blogging, start improving your blogging skills and focus on traffic first.
  5. There are many ways to build your blog traffic. Choose the one that fits you best.
  6. Don’t ever give up on negative feedbacks. They will make you stronger!

Before I end


I truly hope that you enjoy this blog post as much as I do. So, did I miss out anything? Hit the reply button below and tell me what you think!

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Reginald Chan

Reginald Chan

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Reginald started blogging in 2005 and it soon went from just a hobby to a serious occupation. He specializes in content writing, marketing, social media and SEO. He also tweaks WordPress during his free time. Reginald is also offering paid services and if you need any help, feel free to contact him and check out the services he is offering or check out his latest project, Social Media Rush - Social Media Done Right.
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  • Ed King

    Reginald,
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and insight on blog traffic, I’m always looking to improve the look and feel of my site as well as the traffic from it. As far as referral traffic I find that to be one of the biggest sources for me with Pinterest and other social outlets as a photographer, I’m looking fwd to reading more of your input and really glad to have connected with you through Triberr.

    Ed

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Ed,

      It’s an honor to know you as well. Guess we owe Triberr a beer huh? :)

      From what I experienced, a photographer can make use of sites such as Pinterest, Tumblr and Flickr to increase their referral traffic. Very good source and best of all, zero cost. Glad you found that source which works for you mate!

      Wish you all the best and … of course, looking forward to connect with you more!

  • Pramod

    Congrats Reginald !
    Your blog is doing very well and its remarkable that half of your traffic is through Referrals . Most of the traffic for my blog is through search engines and i’d like to add extra bit of traffic from referrals .Kindly share some websites which can contribute traffic to my blog (apart from blog commenting,social media sites) .

    -Pramod

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Pramod,

      It really depends on what’s your niche all about. You need to pin point 5 or 10 sites which are closely related to your site. Then be active there and find for writing opportunity. Write for them and slowly, your traffic will grow. Not a problem if you focus in 40% updating your own blog and 60% on guest post.

      Personally, you can try Triberr and forums. Social media is also a great contributor. Personally, I don’t focus on all social media. Instead, my main ‘selling point’ is focusing on Twitter and Facebook only.

      You need to find your focus and work your way from there.

      Hope this helps!

  • http://www.adetechblog.com Adesanmi Adedotun

    HI Reginald,

    This is really a good beginning, nice earning for start and good traffic though. Our blog is just a day differences (24 hours) and you have started earning little and monetize it yet I have not started monetizing my own but hopefully I will start earning from my as well. Happy birthday mate.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Adesanmi,

      Haha thanks for the birthday wishes for my blog :)

      I guess that is just plain luck. Just hope to hit 1,000 views a day before thinking of serious monetization. Greedy me.

      Thanks for dropping by mate!

      • http://www.adetechblog.com Adesanmi Adedotun

        Hi mate,

        Not greedy at all but I rather call this an achievable goal, if properly plan with determination.

        • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

          Hi Adesanmi,

          Thanks for commenting. It’s human greed but yes, a good goal indeed ;-)

  • http://tomjamieson.com Tom Jamieson

    I agree with your sentiment here. I focus on Twitter the most, then FB, Pinterest, and the rest. I find a lot of referral traffic comes from Triberr shares and also using EasyRetweet and JustRetweet. Depending on the day, most of my referral traffic comes from either FB or Twitter. Have a great day!

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Tom,

      Have yet to really try on Pinterest. Looking forward to try it once I have enough time. Twitter been very great to me. Love it all the way. 40% of so traffic is really great … honestly speaking.

      Going to go serious in Facebook soon if time permits haha!

      Thanks for dropping by mate!

  • http://www.aliensmoney.com Qasim

    Hi Reginald,

    Glad to really read your experience with this blog so far, I totally agree with you regarding referral traffic as you don’t want your blog or your income source to rely totally on Google. As for your mailing list subscribers you would always see people how don’t agree with your work and those shouldn’t be on your mailing list, also you always have negative people whom try to take you down and you don’t have to care about those. Wish you a lot of success.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Qasim,

      Thanks for your reply. In fact, at times I was happy that these people are unsubscribing from my enwsletter. At least, I am able to reduce and improve the ‘list’ to make them more valuable :)

      Guess this is all about blogging life and thus, it is always interesting!

      Take care my friend! Talk to you soon.

  • http://www.work-from-home-concepts.com Corina Ramos

    Hi there Reginald!

    What a nice surprise to see my name listed here, thanks for that!

    I haven’t been blogging too long either but I think you’re on the right track. It’s obvious you’re paying attention to your stats and making adjustments as you need to.

    That’s what I did and it resulted in more traffic. I’m still getting more referral traffic but I’ll take it :). Now my challenge is converting that traffic to new subscribers, even better sales :)

    Thanks for sharing this update. Happy anniversary and wishing you many many successful years!

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Corina,

      Thanks for dropping by. This time blogging been great. I mean, all those peeps I meet are so great! Love to see the community grow too ;-)

      Oh yes, it’s our goal to convert those traffic. At least, if you have great content, then probably the followers will follow too :D

      Fingers crossed and take care!

  • http://www.cravingtech.com Michael Aulia

    I was focusing too much on search engines/organic traffic and when Google changed the algorithem, stats & income were hit.

    Now I’m all eyes and ears to be focusing more on gaining great readers/subscribers + referral traffic which are more targeted and long-term!

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Michael,

      Nice to see you back here :)

      I would say I learned a lot from this experience. Been many years since I was trying to make money blogging but failed terribly. Now I guess I know why.

      I wasn’t focusing on the most important thing in life … readers and friends. They are good source of traffic and support. And I wouldn’t be here without them ;-)

      • http://www.cravingtech.com Michael Aulia

        Yeah, true. Well gotta be honest that search engine visitors are good for CPC/CPM kind of income. I’m just never good at affiliate sales but there are always new things to learn

        • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

          Hi Michael,

          Can’t agree more. I know search engine traffic are pretty cool since we can easily determine (roughly) how well we are doing on SE. However, it is always nice to wake up and see some money in your bank account from affiliate sales.

          Affiliate sales (for me) is all about luck. At times, we might not get sales for weeks. At times, we might get multiple sales in just an hour. Pray hard for more luck ;-)

          A few dollars a day could do wonders for many people too! Most importantly, enjoy what you are doing and make it count :)

          Thanks for your input mate!

  • http://www.aha-now.com/ Harleena Singh

    Hi Reginald,

    Like Corina, this IS indeed a pleasant surprise to see my name mentioned here – thank you so much for that :)

    Well, let me first congratulate you for your great achievements in such a short period of time – commendable indeed! Yes – it truly is a time for celebration for you with this 2nd Anniversary and we know you are already creating waves in the Blogosphere, so there’s a lot more to come – isn’t it?

    Yes indeed, organic traffic or the ones you get from the search engines is the best one and if you are getting that already, you are on the right track dear friend! I still have to work on that as my referral is slightly more, though I’d say they are at par at times. I guess I need to learn the right optimization and SEO ways.

    Although my aim’s never been to make money from my blog, but if you can earn a little to maintain your blog and write because you love to write – nothing like it. I blog to help others in my own way, which I think you do too as most of your posts are a learning resource for all of us. I liked your idea of placing the banner in the right category that will target a particular audience. I also keep trying various spots on the blog, depending on what’s working or not.

    I agree – you really cannot make everyone happy, and no matter how much you try, there will always be some people who would remain unsatisfied. I guess what works best is to see if you are firstly happy with your work, and if you are, then be happy because you’ve done your best – isn’t it?

    We all make mistakes, but what matters most is that we learn from them and move ahead in life. Those mistakes or failures, and the negative feedbacks are what really teach us a lot in life, and yes, connecting with each other is a source of learning for all of us I think.

    It’s been a pleasure knowing you Reginald, and I congratulate you once again for reaching such heights within such a short time period. :)

    Thanks for sharing your experiences and journey with us. Have a nice week ahead :)

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Harleena,

      Firstly, you NEVER ever … fail to make me impress with your writing (and comments). I think you are way above most bloggers and you are already having a great name of your own. I am like miles away from you :)

      Your blog did show me something … it doesn’t matter much on SEO if you really love doing ‘that’ thing. You touched your readers by writing on real things and that, I got to learn from you. ALOT!

      Having bad readers or followers isn’t that bad after all. Why? We learn from mistakes and should always take criticisms seriously. After all, we want to improve right?

      I can’t thank you enough (and all the friends I made in such a short time period) and most of you already made me feel at home. That is something I really appreciate it. You guys rocks and keep that up!

      Harleena, thanks again for everything and you are one of those rockstars in the blogsphere :)

      Take care and keep up writing!

      Talk to you soon.

      • http://www.aha-now.com/ Harleena Singh

        Well, thank you for saying that – you make me reach cloud 9 with your kind words of appreciation dear friend :)

        But where I am today is after learning things over a period of time, where you are so fast and geared up I’d say. And you certainly aren’t ‘miles away’, you are right there already! In-fact I need to learn a lot from you!

        Ah…writing and commenting…those I truly do from my heart, and anything that you do from there shows perhaps :) I agree, my blogs rarely used much of SEO, even though I keep trying my ways on it, or perhaps I really don’t use any tools or plugin, nor have I ever done any guest posts, joined forums, and perhaps I’m not on all the bookmarking sites one’s supposed to be, which if I did, it might make a difference.

        Oh yes…we are all here for you whenever you need us – after all that’s what friend’s are for :)

        Thanks once again, and I’m happy for your great achievements :)

        • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

          Glad to have friends like you Harleena.

          We should … go out for a drink sometime if we happened to be on the same timezone, country etc :)

          You see Harleena, you didn’t do much SEO and watch where you are now. Double thumbs up!

          Will always learn from you guys. Have a great … great week ahead. You guys already made my week (maybe months)!

  • http://www.guestcrew.com/blog/ Uttoran Sen

    Hey Reginald, congrats!
    for a 2 months old blog, your stats are very good and inspiring.

    I see that you have got plenty of organic google search traffic which is quite an achievement,

    keep up the good work,
    regards,
    Uttoran Sen,

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Uttoran Sen,

      Thanks for dropping by and thanks for your wishes.

      I certainly hope to grow more and looking forward for more ‘improvement’ within myself. I think what I needed most now is planing the way to grow. Haha!

      Have a great day ahead mate.

  • Scott Craighead

    WOW! Those are some amazing traffic stats! I mean seriously way more than mine! Your a pro Reginald seriously! I only get about 500 a day. Congrats dude! – Scott Craighead

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hey Scott,

      If you are getting 500 a day, then you are way above me mate :) I am hitting an average of 130+ per day only. Haha!

      Anyway, it’s a long journey but certainly more to come.

      Talk to you soon!

  • http://techaddy.com Rahul

    Hello Reginald,
    Can u tell me your one best tactic to get traffic to your blog other than content and seo?

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Rahul,

      For me, there is nothing really exact in terms of traffic building. There are many ways such as knowing your niche, who are your top and most influential people and of course, how you want to get your traffic.

      Personally, I would say go for social media. Not by sharing links but go meet and talk with other bloggers. Build healthy relationship with them. Work with them in terms of building your blog traffic and in return, you will get a good level of traffic and exposure.

      Hope this explains it all :)

  • http://barry-wells.com Barry Wells

    Hi Reginald,

    First of all, thank you for the mention, kind words and linking to my site. A very nice gesture that I truly appreciate, thank you.

    You have had some really good results in just 60 days, congratulations.

    I think it’s good that you’re checking your stats and taking action accordingly. I think your earnings over 60 days are very good, bearing in mind this is your first 60 days and you’ll improve on those earnings the more you apply your successful methods.

    I tend to aim for referral traffic and use Social media and blogging to drive the traffic to my sites. Twitter is by far my favourite as it’s short and sweet yet the conversations continue into full blown ones… Just as we have Reginald ;)

    I’m SEO conscious when I write my posts but only tend to go into full SEO mode for product reviews as I’m aware of Google changing things on a regular basis and don’t want any of their slaps coming my way ;)

    I put a great deal of effort into building relationships with other bloggers that share an interest as I think that’s what will keep us going when times are tough, and they’ll keep bringing traffic to our blogs…. All of our blogs in the community.

    I like the way that you’ve been building your relationships with other bloggers and have a feeling that you’re going to get great results from your efforts. I’m looking forward to your 6 month review and seeing how things have improved month after month.

    Keep up all the great work and don’t worry about negative feedback. As you “rightly” say you can’t please everyone. Some are just to hard to help, while others will appreciate everything you share.

    Keep doing what you’re doing and your success will grow ;)

    All the best, thanks again for the mention and link.

    Enjoy your day off,
    Barry

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hey Barry,

      Thanks for the comment. Very constructive indeed!

      Let me see. I used to focus A LOT in content only and the outcome wasn’t great. I was lucky to have 15 views a day at most. Then I changed to just SEO only and the outcome? Less than 20 views a day. < – This was what I did since 2005. What a waste right?

      When I started this website, I decided to go social media way. Being active on Twitter was my main priority. Facebook and Google Plus were secondary. IT was great fun trying out new things and it worked!

      Of course, this whole journey isn’t a journey without you guys ;-)

      So yes, thank you Barry for everything. Even though I am no where near you guys, but this is certainly a good experience!

      Thank you for being my friend and motivator mate.

  • oludare khuji

    Hi Reginald,

    I started with the online world about four years ago ( had good success and made quality money with hubpages on the short term and wizzley).

    After the crash of the site, and their unfriendly policies, I decided to float my own site and it ended up a disaster.

    I have since learnt my lesson and set up a new site ( though just recovering from Google’s algorithm).

    I think, going the way of the social media for traffic and backlinks is the best on the long term and I also recommend that people read my article on how to get traffic from USA and Canada ( those regions give a high Google adsense earning for an adsense enthusiast like me).

    Regards,

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Oludare,

      Thanks for dropping by and share your info. I did too had some time with ‘fast making money’ website. Was earning like $200 per week which lasted for 2 months. It was enough for me to pay for some bills but after that, I never looked back.

      I too, like you, focused on Google Adsense a lot during my early days. Now, I tend to focus more on readers and affiliate sales instead. Google Adsense is okay but for my niche, it is not much of an earning if you ask me.

      See you around mate!

  • http://domainsflow.com Dragan Palla

    Hi Reginald,

    After reading this post I checked my source of traffic and got me thinking. 63,5% organic and only 11,2% referrals. I guess I need to start working on my referrals.

    I also must admit I’m not so active on social media but Twitter and G+ are my best sources.

    You made a good conclusions at the end, and I definitely need to make more friend with other bloggers.

    Keep up with the great work.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Dragan,

      Your percentage looks good mate. But honestly, you can only count on stats once you have like 10,000 traffic or so per month. If not, you got to do longer tests to have better results :) Mine was just reference :D

      Social media is great but each has their own style. So you got to understand how each and everyone works before you can benefit from them. Takes time but I am in the midst of finishing up an article about social media. So stay tune (and you can also sign up for my newsletter too).

      Blogger friends are great. They helped in giving opinion, advise etc. But trust me, good friends are hard to come by. Glad to meet up with a few who are really great!

      See you around.

  • http://mypawsitivelypets.com/ Ann Staub

    Sounds like you are doing pretty well for the first 2 months of your blog! Much better than my first 2 months. I am coming up on my 1 year “blogiversary” and am very pleased with my traffic right now. More than half of my traffic is from search engines, which I believe might be making my bounce rate not so good. I do enjoy occasional spikes from referral traffic that I get. It’s great to read about other people’s blogging experiences!

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Ann,

      Thanks for dropping by :)

      Search engine traffic is always welcome to any blogs. But it is also risky as big daddy (Google) loves to change the algorithm. We are also expecting one more change soon. Fingers crossed.

      *p/s You are doing great so keep it up!

      Talk to you soon and take care!

  • http://msileanespeaks.com Ileane

    Hi Reginald,I think that 130 visits a day is fantastic for a new blog.Congrats.Don’t worry too much about making money from your blog right now. You need to build up your content and your traffic for a few months before you can focus on monetizing.You’re on the right path and I just subscribed to your YouTube channel. Nice job.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Ileane,

      Oh my thank you so much for your kind words. If you asked me back in 2005 or 2009, I would say YES I would go for money! Now, I am happy to have a few great friends and some traffic :)

      I am focusing on traffic more and of course with content. At the moment, with only 45 posts, I need more than that. But it is rather challenging since I have a full time job and balancing time with some guest posts.

      My videos; OMG. It’s so bad! I mean … I am complete newbie in this! Haha. But I felt it is very fun and honestly, is a good escape from those *wall of text*.

      Appreciate your time commenting and I will definitely follow your Youtube guides.

      Have a great weekend!

  • http://adriennesmith.net/ Adrienne

    Hi Reginald,

    I’m sorry ‘m so late in getting by here but what a great post.

    Now seriously, I think for only having started this blog 60 days ago these numbers are impressive. If anyone is laughing at them then shame on them.

    As you shared in what you’ve learned from this process up to this point, most people don’t learn for years. I know one lady that maybe gets 10 people a week coming to her site so she’d give anything to have this type of traffic.

    I think this is very impressive and I know what kind of reports you’ll be doing later on. And by the way, thanks so much for the mention. I’m always so flattered and I’m so glad that we’ve connected here online.

    Great job Reginald and keep up the wonderful work.

    ~Adrienne

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Adrienne,

      Thanks for commenting and you are NEVER late!

      Honestly, I learned much from all of you and I am always thrilled. Why? Learning more things in blogging is always fun. Blogging since ’05 until now and I thought I seen everything. Think again, Reginald!

      Appreciate your kind words and really keeping fingers crossed. Hope to be more on par with you guys soon.

      Have a great weekend Adrienne.

  • http://viralwriter.com Gilbert Samuel

    You’ve really achieved something great in just a span of two months, my blog will be two months in a few days time and i can’t afford you to miss my post about it. Happy blogging mate. :)

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hey Gilbert,

      Thanks for dropping by! I saw your name a few times already and hey, that’s good news mate.

      I bet you will do just fine. Most importantly, enjoy the whole process :D

      See you around and added you on Twitter too!

  • Onyekachi

    This tutorial is so interesting. I want to say that for anyone to make money even in affiliate marketing, you just need the establish trust and large traffic. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Onyekachi,

      Thanks for dropping by. In fact, good point you got there. Trust is vital and some traffic. You don’t need high traffic (even though high traffic boost your chances) but traffic who trust you :)

      As long as you are explaining from your own experience, you should be just fine!

      Glad you find that useful and take care mate!

  • http://www.randyhilarski.com Randy Hilarski (

    Thanks for the great article Reginald! My numbers are similar after two months of taking my blog serious. I won’t run Adsense on my blog, but will offer my own products soon.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hey Randy!

      How are you mate? Hope you are in good health :) Wow your own product! Tempted to try. Good luck to you mate.

      Drop me a line if you need any help (though I am sure you are doing extremely well).

      Have a great week mate!

      • http://www.randyhilarski.com Randy Hilarski (

        For sure Reginald, everything is great. We are also about to launch my wife’s blog for the Spanish Social Media crowd. Over the next few weeks we should do a GPlus hangout. Have a great Day!

        • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

          Hey Randy,

          Whoa you really got your hand tied up huh? Wish you all the best! G+ hangout? If there’s a spot, do tell me ya :) Haha!

  • http://www.webpromotionbyexpert.com yogesh

    I am new with blogging and read many blog regularly. After a long time got blog who really touch to mind. Your writing is really inspiration and surely got new things about blogging. Thanks mate.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Yogesh,

      Welcome to my blog and … welcome to blogging! Hope you find articles here interesting and drop me a line if you need help.

      If you want extra blogging tips, feel free to sign up for my newsletter for some blogging tips ;-)

  • http://avgjoegeek.net Jason Mathes

    Reginald – seems you have it going on! Just remember to keep putting up quality content! And work on your Social Media and ESPECIALLY your email list! Google can and will change on your and a blogger needs to stop being so dependent upon it!

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Jason,

      Thank you for your kind words. I been active on Twitter and thinking of getting involved more on Facebook. Doing not bad on Twitter so, got to move on :) Creating email list … that’s tough! So hard to find good followers nowadays. Oh well!

      But I am devoted to give my readers the best … and only the best ;-)

  • http://emfastincome.com Enstine Muki

    Hi bro,
    This is great achievement in a short time. It’s been through hard work and smartness. Very few will get this done in 60 days.

    Tomorro 21 August will be 1 year since I started blogging and I’ll be sharing some stats too on my blog.

    Thanks for telling us your story

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Enstine,

      Thank you for your kind words :) I can’t wait mate! I think you are doing way better than many people and keep that up. I love your site and looking forward to see more of your work! ;-)

  • http://techblogcloud.com Ganesh Narayan Gupta

    Hey Reginald bro,

    You have done a great job in past 2 months. I have been searching through your blog many times and always found it useful. I wish you a happy blogging ahead :)

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Ganesh,

      Thanks for dropping by. I really hope to do more in the future and certainly, appreciate all the kind words (plus support).

      Talk to you soon.

  • Arleen

    Reginald-Those numbers are impressive. We all use blogging for different purposes. When I first started my purpose was to gain backward links to my site. I have no idea what blogging was about or communities. Today I look at it so differently as I have met so many wonderful people along the way and have learned so much that itself has been rewarding. Good luck and the course.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Arleen,

      Thanks for dropping by!

      I hope I am able to sustain it (plus adding more) soon. Lots of things to learn but what I really like is I wouldn’t really know how ‘it’ will work out tomorrow. Keep me on my toes and that is G-R-E-A-T! Heh~

      I started blogging thinking that content rules everything. Bet I was wrong and I didn’t know until like 2009 or so. Duh! Wasted so much time. Comparing then and now, everything changed so much and I barely able to keep up. Seriously.

      Nonetheless, glad to meet up many good friends and adding you to the list ;-)

      Take care Arleen and talk to you soon!

  • http://www.plugins24.com Phil

    Hey Reginald,

    thanks for this inspiring article! I would love to know how many articles you published to achieve this traffic, would you mind telling me? I am struggeling with traffic myself on my main blog right now, so any tips are appreciated :-)

    Social media is a great way and for me Twitter works out nicely, depending on the days and tweets I sent before. I never really got warm with Facebook…

    Cheers,
    Phil

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Phil,

      Thank you for your kind words :) I did about 40 articles within 60 days and not to forget about 5 guest posts.

      I would say the best way is to reach out to other bloggers, talk to them and be active within a community of 10 to 20. Leave valuable insight and doing some of those will actually give you trackbacks etc. This builds your authority and presence among others.

      Social media is important. I was active on Twitter and it was great. I don’t do much Facebook and Google+ but I make sure I share some articles there as well. Can’t afford to lose those … social juice ;-)

      Hope this helps!

  • Karen Hoyt

    Wow! You’ve been busting a move on blogging! Yay for you! I love your enthusiasm. When combined with your knowledge – I’d say you are an expert!
    I’ve made 2 visits to your site and feel like a kid in a candy store. You information has given me a lot of insight.
    Thanks for continuing to put out great articles for bloggers.
    Karen

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Karen,

      Thanks for your kind words :)

      I am still learning compared to others. Most of the information here are written through my experience and thus, I hope you had a great time.

      Drop me a line if you need any help and who knows, we might learn something from there.

      Take care and talk to you soon!

  • Sushil

    Reginald,

    Great info and Tips for blogging and traffic all the way.
    A quality content generation can fetch more trustful traffic to any blog so one should also focus on crating quality content, that could give a blog far more edge in inviting traffics and making them return too.

    Many Thanks.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Sushil,

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Blogging is all about passion and we should not focus too much on making money through it. Once we have the fame and traffic, money will come in by itself :)

      Have a great weekend!

  • Zelina Atkins

    Thanks for sharing, very useful information for webmasters. Using effective tactics that boost your blog traffic is the first step in achieving a variety of business goals.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Zelina,

      Thank you for commenting. It is all about the right focus and target. Of course, make sure you are not doing anything illegal :)

  • http://www.kulerthemes.com/ Stephan

    Hey Reggy,
    Firstly, very impressive theme, i love the way you change the design of your website weekly, good strategy to keep your audiences feeling excited.
    Secondly, i agree with your point of view. not to be normal. I don’t want to be normal. not only in this competition, but also in my life, i experienced that if i can be someone, why i have to be a normal one. you have only one life, so live your life differently, do sth crazy( but legal), get people’s attentions and you will be success. Be someone or no one.
    Thanks for your sharing, bro. Keep going forward.

    • http://www.reginaldchan.net Reginald

      Hi Stephan,

      Haha! Actually I am just being choosy and always can’t decide which is the best theme to use. Since I am a Genesis Pro user, I have access to over 40+ themes so, customizing them from time to time.

      Thanks to agree about the ‘being normal’ part. Many people hope to follow others but I don’t. I rather be something different from the rest. Well, at least I try and it works well even in blogging.

      Thanks for commenting mate.

  • http://www.smartbloggingtips.com Arun Kallarackal

    Hi Reginald,

    Great to hear your experience so far. And you are doing well :) I too share a similar story. When I started out, I committed lots of mistakes. Now, started fresh and doing well.

    Keep sharing your experiences!

    • http://reginaldchan.net Reginald Chan

      Hey Arun,

      Thanks for commenting. Well, we always need to ‘fall’ before we can stand up straight right? :)

      I will keep sharing and therefore, stay tune! You can also get notified for any new posts if you signup for my newsletter too!