Sep 16 2009

What Have I Been Up To?

As some of you noticed, we got kind of quiet here without many updates. BAYB slowly got more difficult to manage as our regular writers started on new ventures or left the blogging world. I always envisioned BAYB as a community blog, and that’s what I want to keep it as. As we search for new quality authors, I’ll be doing my best to keep updating.

Its All Free Online

Over the last few months I went on an affiliate marketing binge. I was able to generate decent affiliate commissions through forums I participated in. When that dried up I went back to updating Its All Free Online (IAFO).

Through Social Media it has become it’s own community, which is great for any site. The way I was able to do that however was with Facebook and Twitter.

IAFO has grown to over 1600 fans on Facebook and about 130 on Twitter. Facebook has seemed to be easier to not only interact with people, but also continue to build the fans. The community has not only allowed traffic to basically double each month, but also create commissions, earn more money, and create new opportunities for networking.

BAYB Future

I’ve never really been able to create the size community for this site as I did for IAFO. Instead of BAYB being my main focus I would like to maintain it not only as a resource, but a place for people to share their posts and ideas.

With posting being almost nothing, we’ve actually GAINED about 250 RSS feed readers. Many of our great posts have continued to be picked up by bloggers as a resource and advice. In turn I’m guessing many of those people who visited through those links subscribed to our feed.

As we continue in the blogging world, I’d like to re-visit my strategies for websites, social media, and SEO. I’m not only looking to set up a few paid reviews, but I also have some new resources to share as well.

Thanks for sticking with us!

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  1. marcus@make money online said:

    Thanks for the update. I hope you continue with this blog because it is a valuable resource to us(your readers).

    September 17th, 2009 at 6:12 am
  2. Matthew Henrickson said:

    I’ll do my best on updates. I have a few article ideas that I will be putting up.

    One is going to most likely be a somewhat slam on a company. It started out great! :( Just waiting to see how it plays out.

    September 17th, 2009 at 11:51 am
  3. Kids Vampire Costume said:

    Stick at it. I know how you feel because ive been through similar things with my blogs. Natural attrition is always a factor and writers always come and go or find better offers. I find re-writing my goals helps me stay on top of things.

    September 19th, 2009 at 9:52 pm
  4. List Building Secret Blog said:

    Good for you and may you continue to share great blogs.
    Keep it up!

    September 21st, 2009 at 9:38 pm
  5. TV Spoilers said:

    I just found this blog and I can see why people are still subscribing.

    At first glance, it seems to be a great resource so I’m guessing those new people subscribed in the hopes of not missing a new update.

    I’ll bet I can learn a lot here :)

    Edie

    September 22nd, 2009 at 1:25 pm
  6. used tires said:

    Thanks for the update Matthew, actually I’ve followed the BAYB for over a year now, although I haven’t said much threw out that time in terms of comments but I still have followed it, and will continue to do so for the future as well =D

    Looking forward to your slam post on company ;-)

    Till then,

    Jean

    September 26th, 2009 at 1:10 pm
  7. John @ Affiliateobsession.com said:

    Nice to see you get back on this blog and give us all an update. I get your IAFO updates everyday in my inbox! Good luck with BAYB.

    September 27th, 2009 at 12:19 pm
  8. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Glad to see some new faces, as well as some familiar.

    Okay maybe it won’t be a slam, they are still “investigating” but it’s not the best.

    Blogging/Twitter has been crazy with getting the attention of companies. There was a “Power of Twitter” thing I also observed. I have to contact the woman who was behind the ‘movement’ to see if I can blog the results.

    Hey John! :)

    September 27th, 2009 at 1:36 pm
  9. shaunjudy said:

    First time here and glad I found this blog. Please keep the updates going as this blog is full of good stuff.

    September 28th, 2009 at 7:00 pm
  10. super bright led said:

    you blog is very informative ,keep going dude.

    October 4th, 2009 at 7:59 am

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