How to Participate in the Million Dollar Blog Project + Share Your New Blog

  • September 22, 2011 by Caleb Wojcik
  • 43 Comments

Last week, Corbett, Sean Ogle, and I described how to decide on a perfect domain name and set up your blog from scratch. Today, it is time for you to share with everyone else what you plan to do for the MDBP.

Corbett and I have put together a website specifically for the Million Dollar Blog Project.  It will be the home to all of your stats, rankings, and accountability journals. It will also be a great place for you to see how other people are coming along with their MDBP websites.

You can head over to the MDBP registration page to sign up (remember, it is 100% free). 

On the welcome page there are also full instructions on how to set up the necessary stat tracking links in your profile (Feedburner, Clicky, revenue, etc.).

For a look at a sample profile, check out the page for Think Traffic.

We are still working on the MDBP rankings page, but it will be coming shortly. In the meantime you can still check out the list of other participating blogs.

That’s it for today. Just wanted to quickly share the new MDBP site with you all and let you spend some time getting your site set-up after purchasing the perfect domain.

Cheers!

Written by . Caleb Wojcik is one of the 3 C's at Think Traffic and Fizzle.co. He writes at CalebWojcik.com and hosts the Cubicle Renegade Podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @CalebWojcik.


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Jeffrey Trull September 22, 2011 at 6:12 am

The site looks awesome! Looking forward to participating!

Allie | Ramblings of a WAHM September 22, 2011 at 6:17 am

Hey Guys!

Thank you so much for putting this project together. I am not a newbie and I am not starting a fresh blog BUT I am in a rut. I’m at that stage where you think, “What do I do NOW?”

I’m more than willing to change things and implement new so I am ready for this!

I know your project and my participation in it will recharge my blog and my braincells into overdrive!

Looking forward to following and learning!

~Allie

Wilson Usman September 22, 2011 at 6:17 am

Awesome! I just registered and can’t wait to take my website to next level.

Andrew September 22, 2011 at 7:15 am

I just signed up. Looking forward to this!

Mike Dachuk September 22, 2011 at 7:35 am

I’m having a bit of trouble finding where to make clicky public. It says to click on the edit button, but I don’t see it anywhere. Any advice?

Andrei Verner September 22, 2011 at 7:46 am

Try going to Preferences > Preferences and check “Allow public access

Andrei Verner September 22, 2011 at 7:48 am

Hey guys!

It looks like I’ve entered the wrong clicky address. Is there any way to edit my details?

Jason September 22, 2011 at 8:20 am

Andrei, if you go to your profile and click “Edit profile”, you’ll be able to change it.

Steve@Earn Money Online September 22, 2011 at 8:46 am

Caleb,

Nice to see the project is moving along nicely. The log-in page seems nice simple and self-explanatory. I will be signing up soon!

-Steve

Niall Doherty September 22, 2011 at 8:51 am

Giggidy. Been waiting for this. Gonna register now. Good luck everyone!

Brandon Freund September 22, 2011 at 9:07 am

Registered! Hope I did it right!

Niall Doherty September 22, 2011 at 9:20 am

Anyone else have trouble making their GetClicky stats public? I found the post linked below that mentions an edit link, but I can’t find that anywhere on my user homepage.

http://getclicky.com/blog/14/public-statistics

Danielle McGaw September 22, 2011 at 9:37 am

Niall, go to Preferences on the left hand side near the bottom. You should be able to change it from there.

Michael Corley September 22, 2011 at 9:33 am

Corbett,

I’m all in. Fired up and ready to go. Have been waiting for something like this to come along for a while now.

Have even spread the word on twitter and facebook using a hashtag I thought made it easy to identify online in social media: #MDBP.

In fact, I actually started encouraging other bloggers I’ve met online to participate, as each are working to earn a living from their sites.

Glad I started reading Think Traffic over a year ago … I’ve been gleaning great advice here ever since and only expect more of the same during this challenge.

Corbett Barr September 22, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Awesome Michael! So glad to have you along. Thanks for being a reader over the past year.

Great idea with the hashtag as well. I’ll make sure to start using that and explain to everyone how it works.

#MDBP !

Danielle McGaw September 22, 2011 at 9:38 am

So excited to get going with this! I’m totally in love with my new blog and can’t wait to start making things happen. :)

Sharon Knight September 22, 2011 at 11:55 am

Yay! I am super jazzed about this. I do have one quick question – a week or two ago I asked if it was okay to do this using a blog that’s part of a larger website. You guys said yes so YAY! But what I still wonder is, is it better for my entire website to be the blog, i.e. have http://www.sharonknight.net be an entire Wordpress website itself, or is http://www.sharonknight/blog/ going to be okay? (For SEO, I guess is what I am wondering most).

Either way I am going for it as is but just wanted to see if you experts had knowledge about which was stronger or if it even matters.

Registering now!

Caleb Wojcik September 22, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Hey Sharon,

I don’t know the perfect SEO answer to whether or not the “/blog” part of it has anything to do with search rankings, but I know a lot of sites use that format and it seems to work just fine.

Thanks!

Ramy Khuffash September 22, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Signed up! How exciting! This is such an amazing idea, it will be interesting looking back on this in a year.

Stephanie September 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

All set and ready to go!

Sharon September 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I’m itching to get going with the project. Two small problems:

I’ve registered my blog but I can’t see it in the list?
Also, I’ve followed the tips in the comments above to make the GetClicky stats public but in Preferences > Preferences I don’t have an Advanced Settings option! Can anyone offer some assistance please.

Caleb Wojcik September 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Hi Sharon,

1. I see your site in the list. Maybe it just took a minute to show up?
2. Did you try these suggested steps? http://getclicky.com/blog/14/public-statistics

Kevin Wright September 22, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Sharon,

Under preferences on the left at the bottom of that list you will see subsections beneath it. The first is Info then another preferences. It is on that page that you will see the ‘advanced settings’ link beneath the daylight settings option drop down. Click that link and it will expand down for the check box you are looking for.

Kevin Wright September 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm

All registered. I’m pumped!

David Krug September 22, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I signed and am looking forward participating.

Mary September 23, 2011 at 6:58 am

My stats aren’t showing up in Clicky (though I did make them public). I checked in Google Analyitics and I do have some traffic.

Am I the only one not seeing any activity in Clicky?

Mary September 23, 2011 at 7:44 am

Never mind – I see I need to add tracking code to my own site – sorry about that.

Danielle Lynn September 23, 2011 at 10:14 am

Looking forward to the next step. :)

Andrew Richardson September 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Looks like a promising resource. I’ll give it a shot!

Ryan September 26, 2011 at 9:32 am

Just signed up! Also took a look a lot of the other blogs out there….loving Benjamin Oliver Jenks’ “Adventure Sauce” (www.adventuresauce.com), especially the stop motion videos. Looking forward to seeing how this all develops!!

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Online Marketing September 27, 2011 at 8:34 am

Just signed up (and here is my first link!) Amazing stuff guys, hats off for organizing this. Look forward to resources on these, God knows I’ll need them :)

Ella October 23, 2011 at 12:19 am

Looks like I’m veeery late to the party, but I’d still love to participate! I hope it’s fine…
Off to buy my domain name now, then will be back to follow instructions!

Dan November 3, 2011 at 5:48 am

I just registered! Now I need to fulfil on my accountability journal tasks :/

Lianne-carla Savage December 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I’ve tried to register but it’s telling me I’m not putting in a valid get clicky address I’ve made it public but I don’t know what I am supposed to link to as nothing is working

Mike Dachuk September 22, 2011 at 7:48 am

That did it! Thanks.

Andrei Verner September 22, 2011 at 7:56 am

No problem :)

Andrei Verner September 22, 2011 at 9:02 am

Right) I just could not find the “login” link lol
Thanks)

Niall Doherty September 22, 2011 at 9:44 am

Ah, found it! From the blog dashboard I had to go to preferences in the left menu, then the preferences sub-menu, and there’s a link there for advanced settings that reveals a check box for making the stats public.

Sharon Knight September 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Thanks Caleb!

For other users out there, I have already run into one way in which I wish I had done it all through WP, and that is that I have to enter the Clicky code on every single page of my website as well as use the WP plugin for the blog. If it was all a WP site I could just use the WP plugin and be done with it. Note to future self – WP is way more awesome than my website skills will ever be!

Sharon September 22, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Thanks Kevin – got it sorted now!

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