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    February 17th, 2008HARTHmmmm Things, Quickies

    That time of year again … for what seems like a day or two (to me) seems to have somehow mysteriously stretch out to a week – or longer!

    The problem with having these “stress release” moments (between jobs, while new coffee pots are brewing, while printing, while multitasking, etc) is that there is not enough time to do the actual work. I surf a little, read a little, socialize a little, and so on and so on .. and then have to get back to work. I completely forget to actually do blogging work!

    So – I guess it’s time to start this use spreadsheet again!

    * 1800HART.com/stuff/1800HART_preposting_blogging_schedule-WITH_NAMES.xls

    postingsheetwithnames.jpg

    By the way – that’s a free excel template from 1800HART.com/blog/ for the taking, if you want it – help yourself. Just delete my own blogs and add your own. Just add to the first date, and the rest increments to the next day. It’s just a simple template.

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    February 13th, 2008HARTHmmmm Things, Quickies

    I have finally signed up to Pubmatic.com .. at least for the beta period .. to test.

    I have currently selected only 1 blog to test because I think it is a lot of work to switch the code all around. The blog that I have selected … is 1-8-0-0-H-A-R-T .. and I have only setup my Google Adsense account with Pubmatic. The theory, is that *before* .. I only made $15.34 in adsense in the month of January 2008 on this blog .. and hopefully *after* the test period is over .. it will be – more.

    The problem with testing things is, that things need to be tested and worked out. There will probably be a lot of crappy looking ads on 1800HART blog for a while, as Pubmatic is in learning mode .. and it is trying new things automatically. I mean – that’s its job, right? To try things and test things out to maximize the monetization.

    Well .. at least I believe that’s what it is supposed to be. So, for now – I will just let it sit on auto-pilot.

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    February 5th, 2008HARTHmmmm Things, Quickies

    Yes.. I remember this post:
    Mar/2007 – I have no intention of twittering thank-you very much!

    Okay. It’s Feb/2008 and I have resurrected my twitter account “PetLvr” and trying it seriously for at least the month of February 2008. I am using an application called Twhril v0.6 which required me to also install Adobe “AIR” (which I hear can be a memory hog)… but, so far so good.

    So – if you feel like watching me virtually “pee” or “eating” or “posting ridiculous stuff” on twitter – feel free to follow me along 🙂 I’ll probably include new posts from around our network as well 🙂

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    February 3rd, 2008HARTHmmmm Things, Quickies

    Apparently .. betweem 3:45pm CST and 4:26pm CST our sites were offline today, because we apparently reached 150% of our CPU usage. I wouldn’t have noticed, if it hadn’t been for my alerts from Montastic.com – the free internet monitoring service.

    I just set up a whole bunch of alerts and have them email them to my Gmail account when my sites are down. I contacted my host provider – determined what the cause was – and reboot was up shortly.

    I highly recommend you try that service out!

    Now comes the future questions for the HART-Empire Network … It looks like I will have to be upgrading our RAM on the dedicated server from 2GIG up to 4GIG … but then the question becomes – What next?

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    February 2nd, 2008HARTHmmmm Things, Quickies, Statistics, WooHoo

    * I’ve been keeping track of my HART-Empire Network Earnings Online ..

    Here is the link: HART-Empire Network Earnings Spreadsheet Document

    The earnings are on an “Accrual” basis, where I’m documenting what I’ve earned, but monies will usually come in the following month, or (if ever) when I reach the minimum threshold for release of my earnings for payment. The expenditures are on a “Cash” basis, as I pay something related to my online earnings, I just load up the spreadsheet and modify it.

    Summary of Gross Earnings 2007/2008

    * January 2007 – $344.61
    * February 2007 – $372.37
    * March 2007 – $492.41
    * April 2007 – $491.85
    * May 2007 – $620.99
    * June 2007 – $632.47
    * July 2007 – $672.66
    * August 2007 – $701.78
    * September 2007 – $706.09
    * October 2007 – $801.12
    * November 2007 – $859.20
    * December 2007 – $863.36

    ** Year-To-Date Gross Earnings (Jan-Dec/2007) – $7,558.91
    * Average (YTD) $20.71 per day or, $629.91 per month

    * January 2008 – $981.88

    ** Year-To-Date Gross Earnings (Jan-Jan/2008) – $981.88
    * Average (YTD) $31.67 per day or, $981.88 per month

    Reflection

    A good start for 2008 .. 981.88/863.36=118.52/863.36 = 13.7% increase over December revenues. I thought I would break $1,000 in January but “oh well”. I have found out that my adsense earnings are finally kicking in .. and I really haven’t been promoting the new template except on the “Battling For Health” series of blogs.

    I think there is great potential for increase once the template is finally distributed to more sites over the next few months .. starting with the “And You Will” series of blogs.

    Analysis Of Revenues

    SOURCE

    2008 (1/12)

    2007

    2006

    Google Adsense $249.80

    $1,541.42

    $800.00
    Linkworth $88.06

    $963.59

    $0.00
    Chitika $23.29

    $37.17

    $75.00
    Amazon $0.00

    $31.76

    $100.00
    Text-Link-Ads $620.73

    $4,807.90

    $1,050.00
    Cafepress $0.00

    $19.00

    $55.00
    Other Affiliations $0.00

    $158.07

    $85.00
    Private Ads $0.00

    $0.00

    $1,500.00
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    TOTAL $981.88

    $7,558.91

    $3,665.00
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    I thought I would keep up the side-by-side comparison to see how many months it takes me to exceed 2007 year-to-date revenues 🙂

    As I have been saying each and every month so far .. Where is the money?

    Analysis of Expenditures

    I will not be publicly analyzing my expenditures in 2008, although if you look at the public google document you will be able to see where my profits are shrinking to .. 🙂

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