Despite the title, this post is not going to be about football. (Although it is rather appropriate considering today is opening day for most college football teams.) More specifically, this is going to be a post about goals for Matthew515.com with a look back at the previous month.
I want to be completely transparent about Matthew515.com. As the site grows and begins to accept donations and generate income I will, at the end of each month, post those numbers here for all to see. My hope and prayer is that the site be self sufficient and generate income for my family and to the glory of God’s kingdom as I try to do what He has called me to do.
A word about supporting the site: Any book or product you see with linked text is an Amazon link. If you click the link and end up purchasing a product through Amazon this site will get a small percentage of that sale. Likewise the Amazon banner on the right side of the page; if you click it and then buy anything from Amazon the site gets a small percentage. It’s a very quick and easy way of supporting the site that doesn’t cost you anything extra.
I have also set a goal for unique visitors each month. It’s a big goal, and frankly, it’s probably impossible for me alone. Thankfully, I am not alone. I have placed my faith and my trust in the Lord and I believe in setting goals that only God can accomplish. That way, there’s no doubt that He provided and He gets all the credit and all the glory. I am praying for 10,000 unique visitors per month as a site goal. Like I said, it’s a very big goal.
August is the first complete month for Matthew515.com after the site was completed on July 23rd. This being the last day of the month I will post the numbers for August and when we reach the end of September I will post those numbers and so on. This will give us a very real picture of how the site is growing, how God is working, and hopefully be of interest to you as well.
This has been and will continue to be a journey of faith. I am excited about what God is going to do and I look forward to each step along the way. I will work like it’s up to me and pray like it’s up to God and leave the results to Him. I want to be found faithful and I want to do exactly what God has called me to do. Please pray for me and my family as we continue this journey.
And now for the numbers:
Unique Visitors: 759 (This is the number we are praying will one day meet or exceed 10,000. We have a long way to go but this is an excellent start!)
Number of Visits: 1,521 (Avg. of 2.0 visits per person)
Pages viewed: 7,458 (Avg. of 4.9 pages per visit)
Income: $1.57 (Via Google Adsense Ads viewed)
Thus ends our first monthly summary and I appreciate you taking the time to read it and to support the site and the ministry. As always, please leave any comments or suggestions in the spaces below.