Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by once again. Instead of my normal Thursday credit card posts I just wanted to give you guys a quick update. August is already halfway over and I still have so much I need to take care of.
Between the family and blogging my days are really merging together. I still haven’t gotten around to guest posting on another site yet but I hopefully will get to those in the second half of the month.
Family Life and the kids
The family has been keeping me pretty busy over the past couple of weeks. My younger brother started football camp for high school so now I am forced to get up 30 minutes earlier to make sure I get up and fix him breakfast while still having time to get Twinkie ready for school. He has two a days for practice until tomorrow and then school starts on Monday.
As for my little Twinkie I spend about 30-40 minutes with her every morning feeding and getting her ready for daycare. She is something, always smiling and for some reason she just hates me holding her when she is tired.
When she is ready to go to sleep I just put her down and out she goes. Little mama is certainly growing up fast and each passing day I am reminded how time flies more the reason to get this online income going so I can spend even more time with her.
The wifey as been deadd tired the past few days as Twinkie decided she didn’t want to sleep through the night. Right now I am sleeping in her room with her so that mommy can sleep through the whole night. She is still adjusting to going back to work at this point and really misses time with our daughter. Since I work from home I try to make sure everything is done by the time her and Twinkie arrive home so all she has to do is eat and play with the little one.
Blogging, Networking and More Blogging
Over the past two weeks I have been hard at work working on all my sites. I just started focusing more on my Thomas S. Moore site and as well as my four other sites. Thomas S. Moore is where I put up a few post talking about tips for bloggers and digital marketing.
I usually get a few email from bloggers asking about traffic, seo and other things so feel free to email me and I will do my best to answer your question. If you have something in particular you would like me to do a post on just leave it in the comments on the site or email me.
The two travel sites I am working are in the early stages of development and I am getting all the content ready to push them forward by the beginning of September. I plan to have a lot going on with them and as soon as I have them ready I will do a pre-launch. Right now the plan is to have a post Monday through Friday with weekends off so I need about 60 posts for each site.
Networking has been going wonderful and I have met a lot of great people. From personal finance bloggers to marketers, business owners to investors I try to meet and help as many people as I can. You never know what might come out of an actual email or tweet. Being helpful and genuine are what works best and I really enjoy learning and soaking up knowledge.
Post Schedule, Guest Posts, and Writers
A lot has been going on behind the scenes here at Your Daily Finance. I am in the process of adding two writers to help me produce content. I wont say that it will be a lot more content just it will make it easier for me to do what I do best as well as giving a different perspective on different aspects of personal finance. I am thinking about a new schedule for the site with Monday, Wednesday and Friday posts but I am not quite sure yet.
For the future of YDF there will be guest posts from industry experts much like how Brandon Turner did the post a few weeks ago about real estate investing which you can read here. I have a few other guest posts lined up and I think going forward they will be a great asset to readers and building up this site into an authority site.
Advertising, Freelancing and Income
I am on the wall as to what I want to do with monetization of this site. I know a lot of people sell sponsored posts, do adsense, affiliate products, or use their site to help them freelance and start a business. For me its just choosing what I that is sustainable long term. As for my income from online to this point for the month I have made a total of $80 to date from my online efforts more on this at the end of the month.
Thats it for now. Gotta get back to grinding and figure out some aspects of all my sites and creating a strategy that will allow me to cut down the hours I am working and scale the business so that I have even more time to spend with the family.
How is your August going? Anything new? What are you looking to accomplish before the end of the month? Any new projects or ideas for making income or being better with your finances?