Congratulations to Steve Pavlina who posted a few days back that in less than a year he’s grown his blog’s income from less than $10 per month to last month hitting $4700 for the month. That’s some pretty impressive growth for 10 months!
‘My income goal for the year was to reach $3000/month (from this site that is — this isn’t my primary source of income). In January of this year I made less than $10 from this site, so that’s a nice increase. Aside from adding new content, every month I dive through the metrics and do more experimenting and optimizing. This year my plan was to put down a solid foundation for future growth without concerning myself too much with making an income from it — the second year will be a lot more exciting. Even if I did nothing but continue to write new content and stopped working on optimization altogether, I’d be very surprised if this site generated less than $100,000 next year, so I expect I’ll soon be joining the ranks of six-figure bloggers.’
Steve goes on to talk about his plans ahead – particularly to take on an assistant to help out, something I’ve pondered on and off this year also. Another thing to add to my list of ‘things to think through in 2006!