Happy New Year everyone! It's that time of year when many people think about changes they'd like to make in their lives. That's great until we realize we seldom follow through on these promises. That's why I like to focus on just one or two New Year's resolutions, so I can stay focused and turn my dreams into reality.
In the past I've focused on writing great (hope you think so) content. These articles began as follow-up emails, after talking to women homeowners who called my handyman business. My goal was to educate customers so they understood what caused the problems they were experiencing with their houses, and why I recommended one solution over others. My New Year's resolution for 2015 is to spend more time interacting with women homeowners, to learn how I can help you more. So …
What homeowner topics do you want to read about in 2015?
Most Popular Homeowner Information for Women in 2014
It's always fun to see what type of homeowner information people are searching for, as most visitors to Home Tips for Women find the site based on searching for a specific topic. Many of the articles were new in 2014 and a few were written in prior years. What was most rewarding for me, were two types of articles we started writing last year:
- Introduced homeowner stories and A Unique Porch Ceiling, A Homeowner's Story, made the top 10 list. One of our team members writes the story for you, so we encourage you to click to share your story and inspire others.
- Started Friday Fabulous Finds, and wow, our story on Beautiful & Definitely Not a Typical Stone Wall, made our top 10 articles in 2014 … and I've gotten good feedback on this addition, so you'll see more of these articles introducing new products for the home.
- Our most viewed article was Kitchen Renovations Under $5,000 which shared ideas for updates that will give your kitchen a whole new look, at a fraction of the cost of a full kitchen remodel (What a Kitchen Remodel Costs was #9 on the list). What this tells me is you'd like more articles on updating your home on a budget. Bathroom Remodel Ideas for a Busy School Year came in #11, as kitchen and bathroom remodels are the most popular home improvements.
- Americans love their pets, so it's no surprise that Ideas for Pet (Dog) Friendly Yards made out top 10 list. That means we'll keep our eyes open for new ideas that you'll love for your home and pets.
- Writing these articles started with my handyman business, so I was glad to see the Home Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Home, make the top 10 list … yeah! This is one of my goals for the site, to help you protect the investment you've made in your home so you spend less while building financial equity for your future. Related articles included:
- Burst Water Pipes and Waiting for the Plumber was written when a former handyman customer tracked me down in January. She wanted help finding a plumber (you'll hear more about our resource directory soon), and because they were all busy … I wrote 2 articles to help her get things under control while she waited.
- Save Money & Bubble Wrap Your Windows probably got it's start with a call to my handyman business because a homeowner didn't know where to buy the window insulation kits. The problem is they sell out quickly and then they're gone so buy early so you don't run out.
- Window seats, along with fireplaces and bookshelves that include hidden doors, are always popular. So I was glad to see Custom Window Seats Provide Extra Storage Space, make the top 10 list. Hope you enjoy the photos of my kitchen, where the window seat provided storage for all my oversized pots and pans.
- A fairly recent article talks about Finding a Realtor When Buying a House. This is where I shared my first hand experience from buying my new house in Arizona, and I switched realtors when I realized the first couple we met at an open house wasn't going to work well for me.
So what home projects are you planning for 2015? Let me know with a comment below and I'll be sure to write an article or 2, to offer you the best advice I can … using my experience owning 14 houses and running a handyman business for 8 years.