Well, it’s been a week since I started the Turn $100 into $2000 Challenge and as promised I am reporting on my results so far.
Just to fill you in, if you haven’t got time to read the post, Dean Holland announced this Challenge last week in his webinar for the Licensee Partner Program. (Contact me if you want to know more about this program.)
All the group have been challenged to see if they can turn $100 into $2000 in 60 days spending no less than an hour a day generating free traffic to their blogs.
The free traffic methods that we had to implement this week consisted of:
- Forum Posting
- Blog Commenting aka Blog Hopping
I have had a struggle to do this in 60 minutes a day as I am on a 4 week break in Spain with my husband and have also had to maintain my new IM list that I am building, post to my detox blog and write my weekly detox newsletter.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining because I love it but we do like to get out and about while we are here. Besides, it is my choice to keep sending out the newsletter to my subscribers if I can and I do have some articles virtually ready to post.
In the past I have had more time before we came away and had some posts areadly lined up on my blog scheduled to posted on certain dates. Not this time though.
So, back to the results of my Forum Posting and Blog Hopping.
Traffic generated: 87 unique visitor in the week.
I had stopped posting to this blog for some time because of other projects I was working on and my traffic had dropped right down. It was The Quick Start Challenge that got me back to it again.
Bounce rate was excellent at 36.78% which means that people are staying on my site to read the content. Wish I could get a bounce rate as low as that on my detox blog!
Of that number only 5 came from my posts in the Warrior Forum and 7 from Website Babble Forum which I have been a member of for some time and is the other forum I have been posting in.
Interestingly 16 came from Facebook but that may have been members of our group.
This is a disappointing result as I see one of our group got 180 visitors in total and Craig had 89 visitors in one day!
Craig, Dean’s operations manager, has started a new blog for this challenge and has been posting in the Warrior forum to drive traffic to it.
I’ve taken a look at what he’s been doing to see if I could figure out how he get results like this. I have come to the conclusion that it’s a lot to do with his signature as it is very compelling. I think I will change mine as a test.
Also, I see that not only has he been commenting on posts but had started some threads himself which is something I haven’t done yet.
I have to admit that I don’t get many posts done in the 60 minutes as it takes time to find some new posts that I can actually add something useful to.
In some cases they are too technical for me to anser even if I research them online or they are asking about something I know nothing whatsoever about.
It has taken me some time also to find blogs that get a lot of comments, I can be one of the first to comment and I can add something of value to the post. You want to your comment to be noticed by others and be helpful enough for others to click through to your blog.
Week 2 Free Traffic Method
Next weeks free traffic method is to be social bookmarking. I have already written several articles on this blog about social bookmarking:
I must admit that social bookmarking is not something I have done a lot of recently due to time constaints. I really need a VA!
I will be posting an update on this free traffic method and the results next week.
If you have any gret tips on social bookmarking for my readers please leave a comment. Thanks!