Marketing involves a number of tasks that all have measurable results. These measurements are what justify your time, money and effort. If you’re not measuring what you’re doing you’ll be wasting your time because you’re bound to repeat your mistakes and miss opportunities to capitalize. – Neil Patel
You might feel like me.
You feel like you are wasting your time in blogging.
Or maybe not.
Since few years, I keep running this blog without any progress.
People asked me “How is your KhmerBird?”. I didn’t have the right answer. I just smiled at them and replied “It’s OK! It’s still running”.
But to tell you the true, there’s no progress. The number of visitors are still the same. The revenues from the blog are still the same.
In fact it doesn’t mean that I don’t have a vision. I wanted KhmerBird to become a place where people could find good information about Cambodia. Then I was stuck in providing what I planned. I could not find good writers. I didn’t have enough time to write by myself.
But it doesn’t mean either I dropped my dream.
I still believe online business is possible. In case you missed it, you can read 25 Top Money Making Blogs That Will Inspire You To Start Your Own Blog. That post will assure you that making money online is possible.
I keep paying to make Cambodian News running without any profit. It collects and provides a lot of good articles related to Cambodia. Each morning, it publishes new articles on its own. I don’t have to do anything about it. My dream is running without me.
I developed Khmer News which now became the top application for keyword “Khmer News” on Google play.
What did I miss on KhmerBird to make it progress?
As you read already the quote from Neil, if you don’t measure, you can’t make progress. You will not know what work and what doesn’t work.
Starting from the beginning of 2014, I will track down everything happens on KhmerBird:
- Engagement and Reach
- Lead Generation & Subscriptions
- Direct Sales & Revenue
I am not sure how much details I could break down but I will share more information on my next report.
How much I earned last December
- Google Adsense: $322.26
- Sales from ClickeAble Theme: $29
- Amazon Affiliate: $1.85
In total I earned $352.85
This is the chart of revenue compared to previous months.
It’s a good sign to see the revenue increases. But as I said the main income is not from KhmerBird. I hope by narrowing down the readers will allow me to provide good contents on blogging tips and how to start making money online.
This is the flexible way of keeping your dream aside and make your time to really do things that will make your life better.
My action plans
Things don’t come without a plan. I also wanted to confess that the unrest Cambodia during these few weeks diverts my concentration. But it is OK. It’s because I am care of what is happening in my country. You can keep your eyes closed. You can continue to ignore not to take any part. It is your right.
At the bottom of my heart, I want every Cambodian to have right to express themselves and have right to ask what they deserve. So I spent my time followed very closely to the protests and news related to Cambodia.
For the upcoming weeks, I hope I will be able to post a new blog post per week here on KhmerBird. I will write more about blogging. I want to help people out to start a blog and improve their lives by doing the right things to increase their incomes.
I saw a lot of Ads on Facebook to recruit people to work online. I don’t know what it is all about. But as I said here and here I don’t believe in easy money. I need to have 100% control in doing things I love to do.
I not yet fully introduce my web development and consulting services. It’s also a part of my plan to generate online income. Hope I could officially launch it soon.
That’s all for this month report. I wrote things as it came to my mind. It’s not well structured maybe. But I hope this post to be a conversation rather than a normal blog post.
Cheers to your online success!