October Stats and November Goals


Hello Sophisticated Spenders!

Winter is here and I’m SO not ready for it!

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Time to update my monthly stats and goals!

Here are some numbers from October:


In October we had 759 views.  That’s down from 1,006 views in September.  My blog is suffering!  I can’t explain the lower numbers.

Twitter followers: 516 (an increase of 19)

Facebook page likes: 226 (increase of 2)

Side Hustle Income:

Blog: $0! (Same as last month, and the month before that)

Zumba/Insanity: $850.21 All fitness income is going into a separate account for now.  Not sure what I’ll do with the money at this point in time (This money is burning a hole in my pocket.  I am dying to spend it!)

eBay: $0  I failed at eBay because I did not list anything.

Update on goals:

1:  Smart Menu Planning Challenge.  Click here to read about my smart meal planning challenge.  FAIL!  This was a partial fail.  I cooked a new meal on Sunday and it was very good.  Problem is, by Wednesday I was tired of eating the same food and was not in a cooking mood.  I went to happy hour a few times and bought lunch at work.  But I managed to somehow stay under budget.  So that’s technically not a fail because I didn’t break my budget.

2: Take Fitness photos!  One of my Insanity students is a photographer.  I hope to get some professional fitness photos taken sometime soon.  FAIL!  I may table this goal until I am serious about getting my professional fitness life together.

3: Reading!  I need to cancel some of the magazines that I do not read.  I’m not quite sure how I am subscribed to so many.  But I will get this under control in October!  PASS!  I read around 5 or 6 magazines last month.  I will knock out more reading this month too.  I did fail at canceling the magazines that I don’t like.

4: Time management!  This is a new goal.  I need to spend 2-3 hours per day on something-anything!  I need a consistent schedule.

5:  Blog Updates!  (new) I need to figure out why my numbers are decreasing.  I will spend at least 5 hours per week trying to figure that out!

6:  Newsletter!  I have been “writing” a newsletter since Jan.  I hope to finish it this year.  I’m aiming for only 2 pages but it’s been pretty tough!  FAIL!  I did not look at said newsletter in October.

7:  EBay!  (new) I will follow the lead of JMoney from Budgets Are Sexy and list 1 item per week.  I will set a reminder in my calendar to list an item on Fridays.  I’m not sure why he picked This day of the week but I will jump on board asap!

Net worth! (new)  I calculated my net worth.  As of October 2014, I’m somewhere in the neighborhood of $53,000.  That really doesn’t say much.  But I will break that number down in a future post!

What are your goals for November? Did you accomplish all of your October goals?  Will you list 1 item on eBay per week with me?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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