Tackling Our Debt is Joining the Yakezie Challenge!

joining yakezie challenge

I have been reading the Yakezie website as well as some of the member's websites for the past month or so. Yakezie looks like an excellent community of personal finance bloggers and lifestyle bloggers who blog about many different topics including saving money, debt, making money, health, travel and more. The reason I am drawn to this community is because it is unlike any other community that I have ever come across online.

What I mean by that is that while the members of Yakezie work hard each day on their own blogs they also work very hard at supporting each other.  Support includes everything from moral support and encouragement to tech support.

When you first decide that you want to build a blog or a website, creating it and writing your first few pages may be easy. The difficult part is getting noticed in the vast blog universe.

Sam, the creator of Yakezie understands the difficulties of getting noticed and believed that by building this community he could bring together some of the best bloggers who were more than willing to support and promote each other’s blog so that they could all get noticed and achieve  an Alexa ranking of 200,000 or less.

Sam also writes a blog known as Financial Samurai. In one of his blog posts titled “Creating Powerful Friends: Samurai’s Alexa Ranking Challenge” he provides very helpful tips on how to work on and promote your own blog, as well as how to promote the blogs of all the other members.

As soon as I read that post I knew I wanted to do my best to become a part of this community.

While blogging each day can initially be fun, there will be days where I will lose my focus and my momentum.

Joining a supportive community allows me to make new online friends, provide support and inspiration, and receive the motivation that I will occasionally need to keep going.

The Yakezie site is full of valuable information and I plan to spend some more time there so that I can catch up with everyone and learn more.

While a huge part of the challenge is to promote and support everyone else, I also need to work on my own blog, with the intention of achieving an Alexa ranking below 200,000.

Considering most new sites start somewhere in the millions, I can easily see why this is called a challenge.

I have a long road ahead of me, but I am ready. I’ve installed the Alexa toolbar based on what I have read on some of the other personal finance blogs.  I do not understand all of the benefits of using the toolbar yet, but I’m sure I will learn soon.

My Alexa ranking as of today is: No Rank

My goal is to be below 200,000 by August, 2012.


    • Jai Catalano

      Jai Catalano 02/11/2012 12:24 p.m. #

      Congrats on joining the challenge. You will love Yakezie.

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 02/11/2012 12:41 p.m. #

      Thanks Jai!
      Look forward to getting to know you.

    • Thad P @thadthoughts.com

      Thad P @thadthoughts.com 02/11/2012 3:44 p.m. #

      Welcome to the Yakezie Challenge. You're gonna love it!

    • John | Married (with Debt)

      John | Married (with Debt) 02/11/2012 5:36 p.m. #

      Welcome! I joined the challenge on Jan 3 and my Alexa went from 3.5 million to 220,000 in 5 weeks. Just make sure to be everywhere, commenting and promoting, and you will see it reciprocated.

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 02/11/2012 5:53 p.m. #

      @Thad P Thanks very much! I'm quite excited.

      @John Thank you and Congratulations with your blog! That is a huge accomplishment.

    • CultOfMoney

      CultOfMoney 02/12/2012 12:57 p.m. #

      Best of luck, I've been quite happy and surprised with the amount of support from the Yakezie community in helping me out. Good to have you in the challenge too!

    • Sicorra

      Sicorra 02/12/2012 2:34 p.m. #

      @CultOfMoney Thanks very much! It will be great to work with everyone in building our blogs.

    • Paul @ The Frugal Toad

      Paul @ The Frugal Toad 02/12/2012 6:03 p.m. #

      Welcome to Yakezie Sicorra! You will be amazed at how fast your blog will grow. Let me know if you have any questions.

    • Daisy

      Daisy 02/12/2012 6:44 p.m. #

      Congrats on joining the challenge! It's a lot of fun and your Alexa ranking will definitely drop super fast!

    • Michelle

      Michelle 02/13/2012 9:54 a.m. #

      Congrats on joining!

    • Khaleef @ KNS Financial

      Khaleef @ KNS Financial 02/13/2012 7:29 p.m. #

      Welcome to the challenge! I look forward to getting to know you. Have fun, and don't be afraid to ask questions.

    • Jackie

      Jackie 02/13/2012 8:51 p.m. #

      Welcome to the challenge! Looking forward to seeing how your debt reduction goes too :)

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 02/14/2012 1:44 p.m. #

      Thanks everyone for your inspiring comments. Please let me know if I can ever help you out with anything.

    • cashflowmantra

      cashflowmantra 02/16/2012 9:31 a.m. #

      Welcome to the Yakezie Challenge. It is a lot of effort, but fun.

    • Taline

      Taline 02/16/2012 noon #

      Welcome to the challenge! I recently joined as well and I love the Yakezie community! There is so much we can all learn from eachother! Good luck! :)

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 02/16/2012 12:13 p.m. #

      Hi Taline, Thanks for dropping by! It will be great to get to know you.

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 02/16/2012 12:15 p.m. #

      @cashflowmantra Thanks! I've noticed your posts in the forums. Look forward to learning more from you and everyone else.

    • James Petzke

      James Petzke 02/18/2012 5:14 p.m. #

      Welcome to the challenge! I recently joined myself, let me if there is anyway we can help each other out!

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 02/18/2012 5:44 p.m. #

      Thanks James and welcome to you as well. Best of luck!

    • Nick

      Nick 02/18/2012 10:34 p.m. #

      Welcome to the challenge. I joined about a month ago. It's amazing! Look forward to checking out what you have to say here.

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 02/19/2012 10:32 a.m. #

      Welcome to you as well. I love the name of your blog! I just visited it, and need to spend some time reading it. Let's stay connected.

    • Paul @ Make Money Make Cents

      Paul @ Make Money Make Cents 02/21/2012 2:06 p.m. #

      Good luck with the challenge! No rank to 1.18 mil is a couple days is fantastic! Let me know if I can help with anything.

    • Invest It Wisely

      Invest It Wisely 02/21/2012 2:50 p.m. #

      Welcome to the challenge! :)

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 02/21/2012 8:51 p.m. #

      @Invest It Wisely

      Thanks guys! We are in this challenge together and I look forward to getting to know you.

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