2013 so far has been 1000x more hectic then I could have ever planned for. My day job is incredibly busy the first month of the year and I have been doing 60+hrs a week so finding time to work on Degrees and Debt has been a challenge. Nonetheless, in the few minutes I do spare I have been launching and improving the current design/theme which is new for 2013. It isnt complete yet and it wont be for a while as I am sure we will be making changes to perfect and tweak certain areas as readership grows.
Its no secret that one of the goals with DandD is for me to turn a profit on it and grow from there. This is intended to be an asset for me in more ways then one. Not only do I hope to gain some income from this blog and future internet en-devours, but I would like to catalog my journey to being debt-free and the time thereafter investing and growing my personal finances. As you can see there are a few ad’s on the site, but I hope to never incorporate more ad’s then would be visually appealing. I have no intention on making this a website full of ad’s.
Some goals for the initial year at DandD include:
- Establishing a footprint in the finance blog niche of the internet
- Growing readership on a consistent basis
- Gaining consistent and growing advertiser requests and income
- Bringing on additional writers (hopefully some current students and recent grads, as well as established professionals) to document their journeys and stories
The first thing anyone can notice is that none of these goals above are SMART. They are not measurable as this is going to be the first full year of DandD and will serve as a test period but also a bench marking period. I hope to utilize the upcoming months to work out the kinks of the site, establish a schedule for posting and maintenance and most importantly set myself up for future success with Degrees and Debt.
I love comments, please let me know what you think of the site, any suggestions you may have or if you want to share your journey!