Welcome back for another Frugal Friday here at Frugal Rules! Where has this week gone? This week has been crazy busy for us with business, which is a good thing but this has been one of those weeks that we seem to be meeting ourselves coming and going. We got a new client this week (WOO-HOO!) which is always a good thing, but we also had several more meetings than normal so that’s the main reason why you did not see me out and about as much in terms of commenting in the blogosphere. I love to be able to leave good comments, but times do not always allow for that. When I run into cases like that I do my best to tweet and share as much as possible as that is generally better than a comment.
As I said in last week’s Shout Out Saturday I am shuttering my monthly blog goals posts as I think that, outside the blogging community, many readers do not gain much from them. This is not to mention the fact that it also takes away a day a month that I can be writing about something more beneficial. However, I do plan on providing some of the higher level numbers in round up posts so others can see where Frugal Rules is at in terms of numbers. January was a great month for the site and Frugal Rules had 20,407 page views for the month (which was a 27% increase from December) and had 7,867 unique visitors. My goal was for 17,000 page views, so I was obviously pleased with the increase. I started to see some solid income come in through the site, so that is always a happily received bonus. I also had my first few affiliate sales this week, so that is exciting to see. In other blogging news, I finalized a deal with Andrea at Nuts and Bolts Media to do a complete site redesign! It’s a few months away, but I am still excited to see what she creates as I am looking to rebrand the site a little and bring in some things the current site is missing.
Like I said, I was not as active as I would’ve liked to have been this week, but that does not mean I was not able to catch some blog posts. As always, there were some great blog posts this week. If you have the time this weekend, I highly encourage you to check out some of the blog posts over the weekend.
Swanson Says: The Best Ron Swanson Quotes on Fearless Men
How to Know When to Quit Your Job on Ready For Zero
How to Shop For Your Nerd this Valentine’s Day on Luke 1428
Frugal Ways to Say I Love You this Valentine’s Day on Canadian Budget Binder
Financial Responsibility and Kids: It’s Never Too Early to Start on Work Save Live
Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Real Estate on One Smart Dollar
February Goal: De-Clutter My Digital and Online Life on Reach Financial Independence
Money Decisions to Make in Your Twenties on Eyes On The Dollar
Valentine’s Day Shopping on a Budget on Modest Money
What Not to do When You’re in Serious Financial Trouble on Debt RoundUp
Where You Live: The Good and the Bad on Budget and the Beach
5 Gift Ideas for Those That Hate Valentine’s Day on Plunged In Debt
Why Good Personal Finance Management and Prepping Go Hand in Hand on The Frugal Farmer
I Fought the Smartphone and the Smartphone Won on Money Bulldog
It’s a Win-Win: Get Rewarded For Saving on Enemy Of Debt
Three Financial Tips For College Graduates on I Heart Budgets
Should You Hire a Blog Coach on Frugal Portland
10 Credit Card Secrets They Don’t Want You To Know on Stumble Forward
How I Got Faster, Cheaper Internet Service By Rearranging My Furniture on Money Life And More
Odd Search Terms
101 ways to save money in 2013…Because 102 would just be too many!
Cheap things to cook for a Super Bowel party…cheap food = Port a Potty needed
How do you let him know he is being too frugal…Most men won’t notice a hammer over the head, so good luck!
Mutual fund for a Valentine gift…Nothing says ‘I love you, honey’ more than a good mutual fund!
27 ways to make your groceries last as long as possible…I never buy groceries, we just go out to eat (I kid, I kid)
I’m rich, but have credit card debt…I’d like to introduce you to my friend – Mr. Budget
Alyson Hannigan FHM…sorry, I don’t run THAT kind of site
Does anyone have anything fun planned for the weekend? Is anyone else experiencing football withdrawal like I am? Have a great weekend!
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