2014 was a fine year for My Own Advisor thanks to every reader and visitor. Today’s blogpost will highlight a few milestones for the site and share some reflections when it comes to my favourite posts for the year that was.
The end of 2014 marked my fifth year of running this site. Here are some numbers associated with site traffic in 2014:
- Almost 500,000 pageviews!
- About 54% of all site traffic remains courtesy of new visitors, so I hope you keep coming back!
- Close to 80% of all site traffic is from Canada but audiences are growing from the U.S. and the U.K – thanks to fans abroad!
Here were some of my favourite articles from 2014 by month:
January 2014 – Do you really need $1 million saved and invested to retire well? Here was my answer.
February 2014 – I think contributing to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) makes great financial “cents” if you do this…
March 2014 – I shared some investing keys we can all apply from Warren Buffett here.
April 2014 – Find out some ways to be a cheapass.
May 2014 – I write about saving and investing but I also have this much debt…
June 2014 – Here are some top international equity Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to consider for your portfolio.
July 2014 – These are some investing truths you can take all the way to the bank.
August 2014 – There are many ways to destroy your financial plan; I listed four ways to make a total mess of it.
September 2014 – Here is the nitty-gritty on what you need to know about money management fees.
October 2014 – I reviewed this investing book, a book you can still download for free here.
November 2014 – Using my own portfolio, here is a case study using capital losses to offset capital gains.
December 2014 – We planned, we saw, we conquered these financial goals.
All my Archives can be found here.
Here is what I’d like to boldly see for the site in 2015:
- Average over 60,000 pageviews per month. Why not?!
- Get moving on an ebook so you can download it from my site.
I look forward to sharing more about our financial journey and all things personal finance in 2015. Stay along for the ride and thanks for reading and sharing with friends.
Great year Mark. Those are some impressive numbers! Congrats on 2014 and all the best going forward!
Thanks for the support Kyle, always happy to hear from you. Best wishes to you and your online empire in 2015 🙂
Now if only you had been around 15 or 20 years ago, we sure wasted a lot of opportunities investing with safe bank GICs and funds.
Luckilly our frugal ways whiile we caught up a good habits to carrry into retirement.
It sounds like you’re on a good path Richard. I know I wasted many years investing the wrong way, in the wrong products. I finally feel like things are coming together. I just need to be patient and keep doing what I’m doing I think.
Congratulations Mark on the great site numbers. I’m sure the page views will continue to grow. I’ll be following along throughout 2015 to see how it turns out!
Thanks Captain Cash. I hope you continue to follow along and we can compare notes on passive income. All the best!
Wow, these are nice numbers! Congratulations, Mark!
Happy holidays for you and your family!
Thanks Daniel, pretty surprised myself about the traffic but it’s great to see. Happy Holidays!
Great achievement reaching 500,000 page views! Good luck in 2015 and I look forward to continue following your journey.
Thanks FerdiS! I look forward to more on your comments here. Cheers to 2015.
Congratulations on your well-deserved success Mark! I’m more impressed your consistency (5 years) than your popularity (pageviews) — though both are nice!
Best wishes with your goals. My 2015 focus is shifting to YouTube, which allows more visual communication. My blog then becomes the place to post the script and embed the videos. At least that’s the plan!
Thanks Promod. Great plan for the YouTube videos. I look forward to watching them in 2015.
Congrats on reaching almost 500k pageviews, that’s a lot of views! With such great contents I can understand why people keep coming back for more. Let’s have an excellent 2015!
Thanks Tawcan for the support and kind words. I look forward to reading more about your investing approach in 2015.
Congrats on the continued success of your site. Keep up the good work in 2015 and Happy New Year.
It’s thanks to folks like you as well Mark, the support and bouncing ideas off of that make this site enjoyable to run, and also provides a vehicle for learning.
Thanks again and stay in touch throughout 2015. Happy New Year to you and family!
Congratulations Mark on achieving almost 500,000 pageviews! Keep up the great work!! Happy New Year! I wish you all the best for 2015.
Thanks Kanwal. I appreciate all the blog support in the past including 2015. I too, wish you the best for 2015!
Great work, Mark. Thats quite an achievement and wish you the best for your 2015 goals.
Thanks R2R. I look forward to reading your journey as well in 2015.
Congratulations Mark! 500,000 page views is really impressive. I’d love to get to that in 2015. In 2014 I had 240,000 page views and I’m super excited to keep growing next year. Good luck in 2015.
I think all you can ask for Thomas is to enjoy the journey. Good luck in 2015.
500,000 views; that is absolutely remarkable! your site is so down to earth and easy to read i shouldn’t be surprised. keep up the good work and i’m looking forward to the ebook.
Geez, great things to say Gary. I don’t know what to say other than it’s great to hear from readers in this regard and I enjoy running the site. Thanks for the support and stay in touch in 2015!
Congratulations Mark….Quite an achievement. Keep up the good work!
Thanks for the support Ken. Stay in touch in 2015.
Congrats on a great year. Cheers to 2015.
Thanks Jason. Looking forward to seeing you here more in 2015.
Great stuff Mark and congrats on the growing site numbers. I’m sure 2015 will bring even more growth for you. Happy holidays!
Thanks Dan and Happy Holidays to you as well!