509, 2011

Yakezie Update: We Made It!

Over the last few months I’ve been talking about the Yakezie Challenge and keeping you updated on our progress. I’m happy to say we’ve completed the challenge and are now members of the Yakezie bloggers network.

What that means is we blogged consistently 2-4 times a week for the last six (eight) months and spent a lot of time selflessly promoting others (specifically other Yakezie bloggers and challengers). The six-month challenge period is all about building […]

1008, 2011

Yakezie Update: We Broke the 200,000 Mark!

I’m super-stoked because over the weekend the Living in Financial Excellence blog dropped under the 200,000 mark for its Alexa traffic ranking. That was the goal we had since beginning the Yakezie Challenge. Since last December our traffic rank has dropped from 2,800,000 to 197,778. That’s an incredible improvement in traffic in less than eight months.

A large part of that improvement was building relationships with other bloggers, promoting their content, and spending time on their […]

1907, 2011

069 Financial Excellence: Cash Flow Lessons Learned for Small Businesses


Episode 69: Cash Flow Basics for Small Businesses; Crap! I Got a Credit Card; Yakezie Challenge Update; July 19, 2011.
Today I intended to cover some lessons I learned about small business cash flow over the last few years. Before I got that far, though, I had to make a confession about an embarrassing new event in my life: I got a new credit card :(
Don’t forget: Living In Financial Excellence airs LIVE every Tuesday at […]

1807, 2011

What I’ve Learned from the Yakezie Challenge

Lessons Learned After Six Months in the Yakezie Challenge.
I mentioned an aweful long time ago that I joined the Yakezie challenge. That was back in January 2011 and I had six months to blog 2-4 times a week, selflessly promote others, and get my Alexa traffic ranking down under 200,000. It’s now July and I’m not quite there, but I do have a shot at meeting the requirements. But I really shouldn’t be in this […]