Yakezie.com – Official Entry Post

It’s official. I think I found the personal finance site of my dreams.

It’s not so much a place to get advice (though it is that). It’s, Yakezie, a blogging network meant for people who truly want to help others. By working with members and networking with like-minded bloggers, success can be had by all. That’s something I can get behind.

After all those times I’ve seen the Yakezie badge on sites I visit often, I now have my own. Hopefully I can get my Alexa ranking below 200k and become a full-fledged member in 6 months.

One of the other great things about this site is that it is real. There’s a message below the surface, and I don’t know if anyone would come right out and say it, but it is this: follow our program and you will greatly improve your results. If it doesn’t happen in 6 months, it may not be meant to be.

This is a good way for me to see if I am truly cut out for this. Honestly, if I work hard for 6 months and can’t break 200k, I should probably look for something else. But honestly, it feels real this time. I have tried to do this in the past and have always given up.

Not this time.

At the time of publishing, my stats are:

 Alexa Traffic Rank: 3,631,754 United States Flag Traffic Rank in US: 363,088

I am sure, thanks to Yakezie, that these will improve greatly, because they have already improved since I found the site last week.

I want to thank the Yakezie members who have already reached out, and I’m looking forward to meeting and working with so many more.

 

So, in the tradition of Yakezie, I’d like to share some posts I enjoyed this week by fellow members :

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46 thoughts on “Yakezie.com – Official Entry Post

    • Thanks Jeff. I’ve had a look around your site and look forward to seeing more. Sustainable living is not only an interest of mine, it’s my retirement plan.

  1. Welcome to Yakezie! It’s such a wonderful, supportive network, and you’ll be superglad that you joined.

    As a word of caution, don’t obsess over your Alexa to the point that you feel that if you don’t break 200K you quit blogging. If you enjoy it, if you like getting your message out there, keep doing it regardless of rank. There’s so much more to blogging than your Alexa rank. Yes, it’s important to the challenge and all but don’t soley focus on your rank. Work on developing your readership and engaging with the other members; the rank will happen.
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    • Thanks Jana for stopping by. I am having a great time doing this so far, and am very encouraged that I found Yakezie. Can’t wait to check out your site.

      Hope you stop by again. Let me know if I can help at all.

    • Thanks, Forest. Lifestyle, finance and minimalism are some of my favorite topics. I’m not so good at the minimalism part. Thanks for the welcome. I can already tell this is going to be a good thing

    • Hank, I’m glad you stopped by. I learned a few months ago that if you want success, you have to go where the people are. Yakezie is where people are, and the kind of people that I want to read my stuff. Thanks again.

    • Thanks, it took me a while to find a theme for my site that I like. I think it helps towards keeping me in the mood to post. Hope to see you around.

    • Thanks SB – Do you mean the More by this Author box? I’m trying to figure out why that is like that. None of the other headers are doing it. Oh, the quirks of WordPress. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Hi,

    I am Martha Jackson and I am a member of some financial communities. I just visited your site http://www.marriedwithdebt.com/ and trust me you are doing a good job for your site. I read some of the articles of your site and I really found them worth reading. The quality of your content is excellent. It will help you to earn extra value from search engines.

    After seeing this, I would like to do something for your site and that is for FREE!!. I love to write financial articles and I would like to contribute something for your site if you’ll give me the permission. I can give you an original guest post and I assure you that it will be published only in your site.

    Please let me know your thoughts. Waiting for your positive reply.

    Thanks and Regards
    Martha
    martha.jackson815@gmail.com
    http://www.facebook.com/jackson.martha

    • Hi Martha, thanks for stopping by. Forgive me if your comment reads a bit like spam, but on the off chance that it is not, post a reply back here so I know you are watching. Thanks for your interest.

      • Hi John,

        Thanks for your reply. It is not a spam, I mean it. I will be glad if you will give me a chance to write a guest post for your site. I will never let you and your site down. My article will be 100% unique and original. If you think I deserve a chance, please let me know and I will start a relevant article for your site:)

        Take care:)

    • Thanks so much Denise. I popped over to your site and it looks like you are doing well. I also enjoy reading blogs of real people dealing with money issues. So glad to meet you.

    • I haven’t even been doing this a week yet and I can already feel the difference. I feel like my writing has a purpose now that people are actually reading it. Great to meet you and look forward to coming along with you.

  3. Welcome to the community John, You’ll do great and that Alexa will drop tremendously trust me. I know how you feel that it has a purpose and it’s a great feeling isn’t it?

    • Thanks Aaron. This is so much easier to do when you have people encouraging you. The people who have stopped by so far are the people I want reading my site, and the people I need in my corner. Glad to meet you.

    • Honored to have you stop by, Sam. Have already met a good amount of great people, and new ones every day. You’ve got a good thing with Yakezie, and I look forward to seeing what 2012 has in store.

  4. Hey John! I found your page over on Yakezie! I hope that we can connect some time. I was especially drawn to your site because your blog is about ME! Married w/ Debt – I have plenty of debt and plenty of love. I look forward to reading many of the stories you plan to share here on this blog. Don’t be a stranger. 🙂
    Elise Connors recently posted..Will You Quit Freelancing in 2012?My Profile

    • Elise – I’m glad you found this site! I visited your site, and the story about getting fired for not compromising who you are as a person sounds like it could be written about me (fingers crossed that I don’t get fired). Hope to see you around!

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