2017 – My 2017 Year In Review
I will try to keep this as short, sharp and shiny as possible. The best way to do this is through images. I should be able to show my whole complete stats in this post, from my personal goals, financial goals to my website performance. Here we go!
Buy, Hold Long Adsense Performance
Overall, pretty happy with the ads that were run on the site. I put in a fair bit of effort into the website and this almost covers all the cost of running the site for a whole year so overall I am happy if I can break even.
Buy, Hold Long Analytics Performance
Total page views were 28k, not too bad for a website that is only a year old. I really would like to reach 100k page views in the 2018 year… big goal. Let’s see if we can do it!
Buy, Hold Long Sources
Most of my website visits were from comments on other pages and quite a bit from my social media. I would really love to get that organic search up higher, that’s a 2018 goal.
Buy, Hold Long – Top 10 Blog Posts
My 2017 Goals
Goal 1: 10% portfolio increase ❌
I assume I meant 10% portfolio performance. Unfortunately, I missed this one by a little bit. My portfolio performed c. 7.00% so pretty close but missed it by a little in the end. Regardless, I am hoping to perform over 10% next year.
Goal 2: Invest at least $5000 in the market ✅
At the end of 2016 my portfolio was worth $2598.78, now it is worth $16,377.81, a massive increase for me. A little more than the $5k I originally wanted to input.
Goal 3: Save over $8000 in cash towards my future house deposit ✅
I managed to save well over $8k cash towards the house deposit and guess what? I bought a house!
Goal 4: Get Paid My First Dividend ✅
I totally did get paid my first dividend. Actually, in 2017 I was paid a total of $437.43 in dividends!
Goal 5: Average over 50 views on my blog per day ✅
Looking at the data we got above, total views were 28,052 views in the year which equates to 76.85 views a day… this is a win!
Dividend payments and my net worth will be made in another post, probably made tomorrow.
Overall, reflecting on my 2017 year it was pretty massive for me. I started my dividend journey. I was investing and learning about the market while making a nice little passive income on the side. I hope that one day my dividends can pay for my wage and living expenses and retire early. That is the name of the game right? How did you go?