February Income 2013

March 1, 2013

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February has been a very exciting month for my family and this blog. We met with the doctor yesterday and scheduled our delivery date for March 13 so we’ve been frantically getting everything ready for his arrival =). I personally don’t think she will last another week but only time will tell.

For those of you who have been following me for a while you might remember back in October I started the “Yakezie Challenge.” Yakezie is a is a blog network founded by Sam, the author of Financial Samurai. Its members are considered to be the heavy hitters in the financial blogging realm and strive to selflessly help others. The challenge was a 6 month test to see if you had what it takes to breach the 200,000 Alexa mark. I started with an Alexa ranking of 9,489,400 and am now sitting at 184000. I would like to thank all of the Yakezie members and current challengers for keeping me motivated and extending helpful hands without expecting anything in return.

Additionally I was featured in Technorati’s “Top 100 Business Blogs.”  Technorati is the leading blog search engine and directory, Technorati.com indexes more than a million blogs. The site has become the definitive source for the top stories, opinions, photos and videos emerging across news, entertainment, technology, lifestyle, sports, politics and business. Technorati.com tracks not only the authority and influence of blogs, but also the most comprehensive and current index of who and what is most popular in the Blogosphere.

Things have been moving pretty quickly here at Brick By Brick Investing which is definitely a good thing. In order to keep this momentum I plan on attending FINCON for the first time this year! FINCON is a 4 day conference that brings together the best of the financial blogging community. It will be good to put faces with names for the first time and pick the brains of the most influential and successful bloggers in the world.

Now for the numbers…

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The income for this month would have been higher but I suffered a trading loss. Its never good when you take a loss on a low risk strategy but it is inevitable. Stand up, brush yourself off, and keep on moving!

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My goal for February was to have over 2000 unique visitors. CRUSHED IT!

My goal for March is to have over 2500 unique visitors, we’ll see how this holds up when I’m sleep deprived and knee deep in diapers.

I was mentioned quite a bit around the blogosphere this month and for that I am thankful and very humbled. It’s great knowing I am providing content that people find beneficial.


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Fearless Men’s Weekly Round-Up | We Have 2 Awesome Cash Giveaways

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Weekly Wacky Wednesday #Contests and #Giveaways Roundup Wk6 #Wackywednesday

Mid week Money : PF Blog round up

Fearless Men’s Weekly Round-Up | Happy Valentines Day

Mid February 2013 Blog Update

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Shout Out Saturday #5 – Frugal Rules

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My inspiration in last week #10

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Fearless Men’s Weekly Round-Up | Two Awesome Cash Giveaways

Blue Collar Roundup: More License Plates Edition

Shout Out Saturday #6 – Frugal Rules

Weekend Link Love: Post Valentine’s Day Edition

Aggressively Pursuing a Dream, the Roundup #2

Survivor’s Standouts: I Finally “Did It” Edition

Time Is Our Most Precious Commodity

Bimbi’s Going Green | Money Soldiers

February Dividend Growth Articles

Fearless Men’s Weekly Round-Up | Last Day – $999 and $500 Giveaway


Lifestyle Carnival – Freeat33

The Money Mail Carnival – 12th Edition

Yakezie Carnival – New Baby Edition | The Amateur Financier

Lifestyle Carnival – Vanessa’s Money

Savvy Scot does the Carnival of Financial Camaraderie

Yakezie Carnival: Back on the bandwagon

Lifestyle Carnival 42nd Edition 

Carnival of Money Pros – Snow Edition

Lifestyle Carnival – MoneyMasterMom

Carnival of Retirement – the 59th Edition

Yakezie Carnival Almost Spring Edition | The Ultimate Juggle

That’s it for this month!

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28 Responses to “February Income 2013”

  1. writing2reality Says:

    Congratulations Marvin on breaking the 200,000 mark!! Truly impressive and speaks to the quality of the content you are producing!


  2. PK Says:

    Congrats on everything. It’s not all downhill from here, but perhaps it’ll help you with motivation to keep plugging away at the site.

    Technorati is a funny one – but every dip into the 100s means 3-5 click-throughs a day to us, so I’m into it.


    • Marvin Says:

      Definitely helps with motivation to keep going, especially the relationships I’ve built with other bloggers.


  3. Martin Says:

    Great results man and congrats on the Alexa mark. I think I will give Yakezie a shot. I was thinking about it recently, but wasn’t encouraged enough to sign on. But seeing your results is encouraging.


  4. Cody @ Samurai Trading Academy Says:

    Wow, that’s a pretty impressive Alexa move in 6 months. And 2,000 uniques!

    Well done. Obviously you are doing the right stuff and connecting with your audience as that’s some fantastic growth. Have you set goals for where you hope to be another 6 months from now?


  5. John S @ Frugal Rules Says:

    Great work Marvin! That’s cool you set the date for the delivery! It’s always interesting to see if Mom & baby make it til then. We just got our arrangements for the little ones taken care of, so it looks like we’ll be seeing you at FinCon.


    • Marvin Says:

      It was a little weird to me when the doctor asked us if we wanted to have our son on the 13th. I highly doubt he’ll make it that far I sure hope he doesn’t because Mrs. Brick By Brick Investing is miserable.

      Awesome, look forward to seeing you at FinCon!


  6. Jim Says:

    Congrats Marvin on the Baby first and Formost! Also, on the growth of the site, I am a reader and follower, keep up the great work. Look forward to seeing you at FinCon!!


  7. JC @ Passive-Income-Pursuit Says:

    Congrats on getting under 200k, I’ve still got a ways to go to hit that milestone. I’d love to go to FinCon, but I only have 3 weeks of guaranteed time off and I’m not sure the wife would approve of me using one week and not get to see her. Keep up the great work!


    • Marvin Says:

      Keep at it and I’m sure you’ll break that barrier soon my friend. I completely understand brother, family always comes first in my book!


  8. My Financial Independence Journey Says:

    Congratulations. It looks like you’ve been making some great progress. Keep it up!


  9. Integrator Says:

    Well done Marvin and congratulations!. I’ve enjoyed following your progress.


  10. My Wealth Desire Says:

    Congrats Marvin, for your income and alexa ratings. Keep up the good work, I know you can hit your goal.

    Thanks your for including me in your links.


  11. Money Soldiers Says:

    Hi, Marvin. Thank you for the mention. I’m thrilled. :)


  12. KK @ Student Debt Survivor Says:

    Looks like 176,201 according to my Alexa toolbar. Well done! I’ve never been to FinCon but would love to attend in the next year or two.


  13. Michelle Says:

    Looks like you’re doing well!



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