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6:43 pm
September 6, 2010


Dolla Thug

New Member

posts 1

Hello Fellow Yakezie Challengers!!

As of last Sunday night (8/29), I officially joined in the challenge! 
My Alexa ranking was 2,175,623…that’s a long way from 200,000
BUT I'm already down to 1,802,494 in 8 days! 
Let’s see where I stand in 6 months by March 1st, 2011.  Any progress is good progress.  It’s going
DOWN!

I look forward to getting to know everyone!

6:55 pm
September 6, 2010


Paul Williams – Provident Planning

Nottingham, PA

Member

posts 43

moneyfunk said:

How do y'all remember when you joined? 

Hi, Money Funk here. I joined the Yakezie with a 425,121 and at the end of the challenge was at approximately 86,000. Then I had to reevaluate my personal life for personal reasons and fell to now a 152,452 due to lack of being around. But I know what it takes to get it back up. So mid September… I am planning to vamp the writing back up to raise that number. A lot of good opportunities come your way with a nice Alexa score. 

 

Goals… I have a few in mind, but some are still in the works. I am going to re-increase the Alexa numbers on Money Funk, finish setting up my healthy living blog and online store. My hopes are to kick it to working full-time from home. And the opportunities are prospering. Its just making sure I take the right ones, have a plan to increase the possibilities, and continue forward. 


I remembered because I just recently joined.  :)  But maybe you could find the date by going to the original post on Financial Samurai and looking at when you said you joined.

 

I've enjoyed your writing, so I'm looking forward to you getting more active again.  Good luck!

Provident Planning – Personal Finance from a Christian Perspective

http://www.providentplan.com

11:56 pm
September 6, 2010


glass_is_half

UK

New Member

posts 2

Hello all … first ever network of this sort that I have joined!  I have been blogging for just over 10 months now and I blog in a couple of different areas.

I joined the Yakezie challenge on the 6th of September and my Alexa ranking was 690,522.

I write about money saving and finance including budgeting and the utilizing of online and computer tools to assist.  Based on personal experience with Debt and Credit, I unfortunately have too close a familiarity with this subject!

In addition to money, I also write about some of my other interests on the site – Science Fiction and Fantasy books & Television shows that I have read and watched.  Customer Service, Operations and Technology is what I do and I have a great interest and passion for this also and like to share some tips and tricks that have helped me over the years to become as successfull as I have done.

I can't wait to become more involved in Yakezie.

4:24 am
September 7, 2010


Barbara Friedberg

Member

posts 1302

Hi MoneyFunk,

I'm looking forward to your progress, you have some interesting goals. That's the cool thing about blogging- even when you can't attend to it, the blog is still up! Life happens :)Wink

10:09 am
September 7, 2010


Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Member

posts 2213

Hi Everyone

 

Well, I too was late in the game in joining the challenge on June 10, 2010. My blog is about saving money, going green, and having fun. I really do appreciate any of your help in getting my Alexa count up as well as my subscribers. My current Alexa count as of June 10 was 1, 722, 015 and as of today was 1,995, 973. For some reason I am getting worse. I post the PEP (Prairie EcoThrifter Picks) every Friday which include all the great personal finance and frugal reads of the week that I have had a chance to check out. It is my way of supporting fellow bloggers. I wish you all the best of luck and thanks for letting me participate.

Miss T

"Helping you save money, go green, and have fun"

 

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11:26 am
September 7, 2010


Suba @ Wealth Informatics

Moderator

posts 1876

Miss T

 

I will try to help in any way I can (I usually Retweet and do a weekly favorites roundup). I have subscribed to your RSS as well. Will visit regularly.

 

Good Luck,

Suba

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4:30 pm
September 7, 2010


thepennyfrugalista

New Member

posts 2

Hi everyone! You may remember me from Rainy-Day Saver. I'm now entering the Yakezie Challenge with my new blog, The Penny Frugalista, where I talk about the more "personal" side of personal finance, post about my home improvement projects and offer commentary on financial news now and then.

 

I started around 1,057,000 on Labor Day and I'm again aiming for the Holy Grail of <200,000 Alexa ranking. So hello to all of my old Yakezie pals, and welcome to the new folks — I look forward to reading all of your great content and helping promote it.

 

Best of luck to all!

 

- Nicole, ThePennyFrugalista.com

4:31 pm
September 7, 2010


thepennyfrugalista

New Member

posts 2

Hi everyone! You may remember me from Rainy-Day Saver. I'm now entering the Yakezie Challenge with my new blog, The Penny Frugalista, where I talk about the more "personal" side of personal finance, post about my home improvement projects and offer commentary on financial news now and then.

 

I started around 1,057,000 on Labor Day and I'm again aiming for the Holy Grail of <200,000 Alexa ranking. So hello to all of my old Yakezie pals, and welcome to the new folks — I look forward to reading all of your great content and helping promote it.

 

Best of luck to all!

 

- Nicole, ThePennyFrugalista.com

6:51 pm
September 7, 2010


doctor_s

Member

posts 7

So maybe some of you can fill me in and educate me on what I can do to get involved in the challenge?  I want you to dumb it down for this fake doctor!

Some of my blogging goals:

-I love sharing my stories. That's the bottom line.  I like blogging anonymously and sharing the brutal honest truth about the dumb/smart decisions I make.  That is paramount. 

-Blogging keeps me sane.  It feels good when I reach people, but I know I am not reaching as many as I can.

-I want to write a book one day about stories and what I have learned throughout all this. 

More specific statistical goals

-id love to get more subscribers, i recently just added some lovely artwork to my minimalist site for buttons for email/rss subscribers!  I am still learning the WP design game.

-my traffic is weak.  I know the formula, post often, consistent traffic.  Life gets busy and I fall off. But I feel like I got a good system going.  goal is to get my alexa ranking below 1,000,000 by the EOY. 

-my seo is weak-er.  I recently migrated from blogger to wordpress and am tagging/categorizing my posts.Then I plan on slapping that SEO plugin on top to see how it helps.  Advice needed.

 

Thats more about me.  I am getting the hang of this and loving every damn second! Get at me on twitter as well.

7:08 pm
September 7, 2010


Mike – Saving Money Today

Member

posts 520

Wow…two blogs at once.  I can barely keep on top of one right now! 

Welcome aboard with your new blog Nicole.  :)

 

thepennyfrugalista said:

Hi everyone! You may remember me from Rainy-Day Saver. I'm now entering the Yakezie Challenge with my new blog, The Penny Frugalista, where I talk about the more "personal" side of personal finance, post about my home improvement projects and offer commentary on financial news now and then.

 

I started around 1,057,000 on Labor Day and I'm again aiming for the Holy Grail of <200,000 Alexa ranking. So hello to all of my old Yakezie pals, and welcome to the new folks — I look forward to reading all of your great content and helping promote it.

 

Best of luck to all!

 

- Nicole, ThePennyFrugalista.com


8:47 pm
September 7, 2010


jmichelsen

Moderator

posts 208

Financial Samurai said:

Go Hokies!  Good stuff with getting your CFP this November!  I'd love to learn about the process of becoming a CFP.  Maybe you can write a post here or on my site!

 

I really would like to get my CFP one day after I retire from my day job.

 

Cheers, Sam


I agree, I'd love a write-up about becoming a CFP. I've done a little research into it, and the cost is what deferred me for now. I guess anything official is going to cost $$ :)

(by the way, am I the only one a little upset about having to do math when posting? :) )

7:44 am
September 8, 2010


Paul Williams – Provident Planning

Nottingham, PA

Member

posts 43

jmichelsen said:

Financial Samurai said:

Go Hokies!  Good stuff with getting your CFP this November!  I'd love to learn about the process of becoming a CFP.  Maybe you can write a post here or on my site!

 

I really would like to get my CFP one day after I retire from my day job.

 

Cheers, Sam


I agree, I'd love a write-up about becoming a CFP. I've done a little research into it, and the cost is what deferred me for now. I guess anything official is going to cost $$ :)
 

(by the way, am I the only one a little upset about having to do math when posting? :) )


The math didn't both me, but now that you mention it…   It seems like it would be easier to screen out spam at registration rather than trying to screen it out on every post.  You can post without being registered anyway, can you?  But it's just a minor complaint for me.

 

The $$ for becoming a CFP depends on the path you take.  Nowadays, you have to have a bachelor's degree and there are also specific education requirements (certain classes) that you have to have completed.  Then there's the test prep and test fee.  I combined my bachelor's degree and education requirements.  I chose a self-guided study method because I knew I could handle it and I was fresh out of college when I took the test.  Many people choose a review course and guided study materials instead, which means a lot more $$$.  But it works for them.  And I don't think there's any getting around the test fee.  Then there's the annual fee after you complete all the other requirements, but it's not that bad ($360, I think).  I'll have to take a look at the costs in my post on Financial Samurai but also take a look at the benefits.  The CFP designation opens a lot of doors into financial services.

Provident Planning – Personal Finance from a Christian Perspective

http://www.providentplan.com

8:24 am
September 8, 2010


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet

Member

posts 3149

Paul Williams – Provident Planning said:

jmichelsen said:

Financial Samurai said:

Go Hokies!  Good stuff with getting your CFP this November!  I'd love to learn about the process of becoming a CFP.  Maybe you can write a post here or on my site!

 

I really would like to get my CFP one day after I retire from my day job.

 

Cheers, Sam


I agree, I'd love a write-up about becoming a CFP. I've done a little research into it, and the cost is what deferred me for now. I guess anything official is going to cost $$ :)

 

(by the way, am I the only one a little upset about having to do math when posting? :) )


The math didn't both me, but now that you mention it…   It seems like it would be easier to screen out spam at registration rather than trying to screen it out on every post.  You can post without being registered anyway, can you?  But it's just a minor complaint for me.
 

The $$ for becoming a CFP depends on the path you take.  Nowadays, you have to have a bachelor's degree and there are also specific education requirements (certain classes) that you have to have completed.  Then there's the test prep and test fee.  I combined my bachelor's degree and education requirements.  I chose a self-guided study method because I knew I could handle it and I was fresh out of college when I took the test.  Many people choose a review course and guided study materials instead, which means a lot more $$$.  But it works for them.  And I don't think there's any getting around the test fee.  Then there's the annual fee after you complete all the other requirements, but it's not that bad ($360, I think).  I'll have to take a look at the costs in my post on Financial Samurai but also take a look at the benefits.  The CFP designation opens a lot of doors into financial services.


Since this is ultimately what I want to do, I can't wait for your write up! 

I actually find the math kind of cute – but maybe I won't 3 months from now! Surprised

Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley

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7:20 pm
September 8, 2010


richlyreasonable

Member

posts 4

Hey Yakezie-ers, Yakezie-ites… Everyone!

My name is Lauren from RichlyReasonable.com.  I started the challenge 9 days ago at 1,283,063 and am now up to 1,066,787.  Awesome.  I love the principle of this group and will be doing my darndest to "promote selflessly."  Let me know if I can do anything for you, be it a cup of virtual sugar or blogger shoulder to cry on (keep your tears away from your keyboards though).   

1:12 pm
September 10, 2010


MaximizingMoney

Guest

Hello, I'm Max from MaximizingMoney.com.

 

I joined the Yakezie challenge on June 20, 2010, with an Alexa rank of 162,558, and my own goal was to get it under 100,000. I just checked, and I'm now at 143,627, so I'm slowly getting there.

 

My main reason for joining Yakezie was to be a part of a group of blogs that promoted each other, so I really appreciate that part of the original challenge and regularly promote other's articles. I basically subscribe to a bunch of blogs via email, and then try to promote as many articles as possible that catch my attention on any given day.

 

MaximizingMoney.com is primarily focused on bonus opportunities and the latest deals, which became an addiction of mine several years ago, but I occasionally branch out into other areas as well.

 

This is my first forum post, and I'm very happy to be a part of the group and moving forward into the future of Yakezie.

 

Good luck to everybody, Max

8:00 pm
September 12, 2010


Eric – PersonalProfitability.com

Portland, OR

Member

posts 2120

I joined up with the Yakezie Challenge on March 8th, 2010.  I have moved up over 800,000 in the Alexa rankings to 470,000.  I am still working on the top 200,000.  I learned about the challenge from Well Heeled, and I am excited to be a part of the group.

1:04 pm
September 13, 2010


richlyreasonable

Member

posts 4

Took me a few minutes, but clever domain name Max!

 

maximizingmoney said:

Hello, I'm Max from MaximizingMoney.com.

 

I joined the Yakezie challenge on June 20, 2010, with an Alexa rank of 162,558, and my own goal was to get it under 100,000. I just checked, and I'm now at 143,627, so I'm slowly getting there.

 

My main reason for joining Yakezie was to be a part of a group of blogs that promoted each other, so I really appreciate that part of the original challenge and regularly promote other's articles. I basically subscribe to a bunch of blogs via email, and then try to promote as many articles as possible that catch my attention on any given day.

 

MaximizingMoney.com is primarily focused on bonus opportunities and the latest deals, which became an addiction of mine several years ago, but I occasionally branch out into other areas as well.

 

This is my first forum post, and I'm very happy to be a part of the group and moving forward into the future of Yakezie.

 

Good luck to everybody, Max


6:51 pm
September 13, 2010


AmberBalanced

Kansas City

Member

posts 4

Hi everyone!Cool

I just joined the challenge today!  I switched from wordpress.com to self-hosting about 3 weeks ago and I'd like to get my Alexa ranking back up!  My current ranking is somewhere in the 1,500,000 so I've got a ways to go!

Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

Thanks!

Amber

Oh – great job on everything, Sam!  This is awesome!

4:05 pm
September 15, 2010


Barbara Friedberg

Member

posts 1302

Welcome- glad to have you on board

Barb

http://barbarafriedbergpersona…..inance.com

4:39 pm
September 15, 2010


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet

Member

posts 3149

A big welcome to everyone! By the end of the week I'll make sure to have everyone loaded up in my RSS Feed reader!

Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley

My Battle to Lose 100lbs and Pay off $100k in Debt:

http://fatguyskinnywallet.com

http://twitter.com/FGSW

http://www.facebook.com/fatguy…..innywallet

Personal Finance From A Biblical Perspective:

http://knsfinancial.com

http://www.facebook.com/knsfinancial

http://twitter.com/knsfinancial


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