Hello my readers! Today I’m going to catch you up on what I’ve been doing to build my online empire. (Haha… though a small one right now.) It’s been a month since I’ve started this website and I have to say, I’m not where I want to be yet. Of course not, right? But in the month, I’ve made some huge strives and I know this because I’m so tired! LOL
Here’s a summary of what I’ve accomplished in September:
- Signed up for training and educating myself
- Site Stats
- Did I make money online?
I’ve started my first month right by giving myself guidance from people who’s already done it, already making lots of money online, and whom created a platform that educates others to do the same. This is the best step I could take for myself because I had failed to succeed before when I tried blogging 5 years ago. Therefore, I’m very happy I’m starting this time on the right foot which will save me tons of time and, as a result, money.
SIGNED UP FOR TRAINING AND EDUCATING MYSELF
Early September, I signed up for Wealthy Affiliate, this is a platform where I’m learning how to build this website and writing content for it, it’s really one of the best place, if not the best, to educate yourself on how to make money online. I have a detailed write up about it HERE if you want to check it out. What I learned so far from Wealthy Affiliate:
- Start with one course & stick with it
- Do not skip lessons or tasks
- Don’t get distracted
Let’s take a closer look at each of these:
Start With One Course & Stick With It
When I first joined Wealthy Affiliate, I was very eager to get started so went ahead to start my first lessons in one of the courses. However, a few days in, I was curious about the other course series so I went through a few lessons there too. Then, I thought I had already started the other one so why don’t I go back? Finally, about 2 weeks later, I realized where I needed to be and now I’ve gone back to the second course series, Affiliate Bootcamp. You see, if you’re in the making money online niche, it’s best to go through the Affiliate Bootcamp first. The examples in the lessons are in that niche so it works well when learning it. This bootcamp comes with seven courses and each having ten lessons.
The first course I started with, Online Entrepreneur Course, is for any niche you want to build for your website so if you’re going to build an Amazon niche site for example, you should go through this course. This one as five courses and also has ten lessons at each level.
Whatever you choose, choose one and just stick with it instead of wasting time going back and forth like I did. At the time of this post, I’ve finished Course 1 of Affiliate Bootcamp and I can’t wait to see what Course 2 has in store. 🙂
Do Not Skip Lessons Or Tasks
Every single step of the way of each series, it’s very important to not skip any lessons and tasks. The lessons are designed to go a certain way so that your website is built in a logical order. I thought I can skip a little step here and a little there but you know what? The things I skipped I had to go back to do anyway later on, so it was no point skipping it. Every task that you need to take action has a purpose so learn from me and follow each lesson to the T.
Don’t Get Distracted
The Wealthy Affiliate platform has a lot to see, read, and many, many people to talk to. It’s best to set an allocated amount of time to just do research in there like looking up different training available or seeing what this person has done or what that person has accomplished. Let yourself have that free time, but then when it’s time to go through lessons, keep it “work” time.
The course is web based, so the rest of the internet is also in your face sort of speak. Refrain from quickly searching something on another tab while you’re supposed to be working and going through the lessons because you know what happens when you do that? You start getting more distracted from the search results or side ads you see and then you get off track. Stay focused!
My first month received 246 sessions according to Google Analytics. I don’t know if that’s good or bad for a first month, but I’ll take it! I don’t have anything to compare to so I’ll chalk it up to not bad. 🙂
QUICK TIP: When you set up your website, the first thing you should do after you’ve installed WordPress is to get your Google Analytics set up because it’s awesome to see where things started in the very beginning. Click HERE to see how you can set it up for your website.
Here are my other stats that I’ll update monthly:
- 7 Pages
- 3 Posts
- 58 Comments
I am a little disappointed I didn’t write more posts but I concentrated a lot of time on those pages and wasted a lot of time going back and forth on the courses, so I hope to do better in October. As well, I was going through the lessons and doing a lot of learning and exploring so I think I’ll be more productive next month.
DID I MAKE MONEY ONLINE?
For my first month, no I didn’t but I already have some good feelings about October. 😉 I will have to keep on moving along the course at Wealthy Affiliate and see where this takes me. Also, I had to plan a birthday party in September for my daughter who’s birthday was on Oct 1 so I’ve been quite busy. Along with my handmade businesses, I’m never not working. 🙂 I am not including my handmade businesses in this because it’s not a passive income business. My reports will only be about building my passive income being an internet marketer using affiliate marketing. Hope that clears things up, but with everything going on at the same time, it’s been quite busy!
Until next month, I hope you enjoyed this and I hope to bring better news next time. Please let me know how your first month was in the comments below!! I look forward to hearing your stories.