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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.
Let’s make money online!
36 thoughts on “Income Report: One Month – We All Start Somewhere!”
Wealthy Affiliate is a wonderful online platform with nearly zero negative review. I do find this too good to be true when I first read the review. I recommend anyone to take her recommendation to join Wealthy Affiliate University.
Thank you Arthur! I’m glad you also find that Wealthy Affiliate is a wonderful platform to learn how to build your blog and make money online!
Wish you much success!
Brilliant post! Love the information with all the stats etc.
You are 100% right about not skipping any of the lessons. Wealthy Affiliate has these training modules for good reason. I know with all the effort you put into it that you can make it a success. Great informative article for anyone considering a venture into working from home.
Thank you Craig for your kind words! I do love working at home and this is the way to do it. The training has been 100% and just love how everything flows. I hope others will find this post informative too so they too could make their working from home a reality!
Hey Grace, I know wealthy affiliate has a good reputation and the review including yours speaks for them. There are very few genuine programs out there on internet and wealthy affiliate is one of them. Thank you for your great information.
Thanks for your input Jed, appreciate you stopping by! It is true there are more scams than genuine programs on the internet so I’m so glad I found Wealthy Affiliate when I did.
To much success to you,
Thank you Grace,
That was the most refreshingly positive and honest update! I can see great things ahead for you!
I too am easily distracted but find it simple to get back on track with the way the program is setup and ease of navigation between the courses.
Here’s to October!
Thanks so much Casie! I want to be honest so people know that this is not a get rich quick scheme like most programs are on the internet. I will reap what I sow now in the future and that’s okay with me. I won’t be long so I’m looking forward to October! Stay focused! 🙂
Have a great weekend!
Awesome post. Refreshing and informative. Great way to connect with your audience being so personal. Love it!
Thank you Susanne for stopping by!
Hi Grace, what a great article! I am already a member of Wealthy Affiliate but can 100% stand by these claims. WA is truly a one-of-a-kind and I have no doubts that they are the best internet marketing platform out on the world wide web.
Your first month is great! Even though you lost some time, you still have built out your site quite well already for one month! My first month was not even close to your stats, so keep up your good work!
Your post will help hundreds, if not thousands of people to make their decision whether they want to sign up or now, so awesome job 🙂
Thanks for your comment Brandon! I’m glad you find that Wealthy Affiliate is also a great platform! I do hope I can help others decide whether or not this is for them. Thanks also for your encouragement!
You have done a fabulous job promoting Wealth Affiliate.com and I too have only good things to say about the program.
Your Website is very good and I like the way you have documents your journey I like your site because it is clear and concise,, easy to follow with not too many distractions.
I think you will do well and I wish you the best of luck, I am on a similar journey only not as advanced as you seem too be and I hope I can do as well as you have when I am at your level.
Thank you Wanda for taking your time to comment on my page! I so appreciate your thoughts on my progress and your kind words regarding the look of my site. I’m sure you’ll be at my level soon, just follow the lessons and you’ll get there! 🙂
To your success,
I really love you site lots of exciting stuff. would really hope to learn all you have. your site makes me feel like i will be definitely returning to see how much money you have made at the least great job.
Thanks Teena, yes I hope you follow along to see my progress. It’s been exciting building my site out and I hope you learn as well as be inspire while you’re here!
Appreciate you stopping by!
Great informative post. You are right it is hard sometimes to find time to work on your on-line business when you have to work a job on top of it. It is well worth the effort though and I hope you keep with it. You will see a return you just have to keep plugging away on it. A suggestion is start a dedicated pinterest account and facebook and any other social media and establish your accounts then start driving traffic that way. Good luck and I hope the best for you.
Thank you Rick for your suggestions. This month I will be setting up all the social media accounts so I can get traffic from those sources too. I already have a Twitter set up, and will add at least Facebook soon. I’ll have to decide which other ones to add as well. I appreciate you reading my one month update!
Beautiful website and review. Thanks for sharing grace.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and ready my update!
wow. What a great month you had! My first month is slower than you, thanks for sharing your stats! Can’t wait to see next month.
Thank you Tyron for checking out my one month progress! Everyone will be going at a different pace, so I’m sure you’ll catch up to me soon enough. 🙂
Thanks for following along!
I did the same thing
I started a niche site and then became curious about bootcamp.
Really enjoyed reading your stats and update.
Im around where you are.
Im going to look into google analytics on your recommendation
Hi Tom, Thanks for letting me know how you’re doing with your website too! I’m glad we are at round the same place in our ventures. Yes, check out Google Analytics and add it to your site soon because it’s fun to see your website grow from the very beginning. 🙂
Best wishes to you!
Congratulations, you seem to be making excellent progress so early on.
I too am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and like you am progressing slowly through their course.
Every post I create I share the links on Social Media, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter. This is a great way to receive initial traffic into my website.
My long term aim is to produce more posts as the year goes by, hopefully one day I will achieve organic traffic through the Search Engines through high rankings.
Do you link your newly created posts via Social Media?
Thanks so much for your kind words on my progress! Yes so far I share my posts on Twitter but that’s my goal in October is to set up my other social media accounts and link them all here on my site. Definitely a great way to get traffic to your website!
Wish you continued success!
Brilliant website keep up the amazing work!!!
Thanks so much Del on your lovely words!! You motivate me to keep moving forward!
Best to you!
Thank you for this, I’ve been bad about skipping around and getting distracted by everything else, but your results seem outstanding! Keep on keepin’ on, can’t wait to see your site grow!
Thanks Megan for stopping by and checking out my first month! You’ll get there, we all get easily distracted so just have a plan to stay focused when it’s “work” time and you’ll get what you need done. 🙂 Thanks for your kind words!
Knowing that you have already made some money in October I was smiling reading about $0 and you r good feelings about October 😀
My first month was in September 2015. I signed up and was staying all nights long but I was also getting ready to go back on the cruise ship (where internet is very poor) so I couldn’t get into a training very well. I was skipping tasks too (more or less) 🙂 I was paying for the premium for 10 months not really doing so much here but..
My first month (July 2016.) when I paid for a yearly membership was training training training, networking, training, networking, building, WordPress, Wealthy Affiliate, training lol
I went through the Certification course first training 2 times (plus once in September) and decided to go for the Bootcamp (already have done once in September – with small skipping) .
I am still warmed up and 8-10 hours per day working on my site and training and networking 🙂
Wow Sunny! That’s what I call dedication! I’m glad you went annually, that was the big push for you! Now look at your site?! It’s fantastic!! Thanks for sharing your “real” first month! I hope everything will continue to be well with you and finding much success!
Hello grace, so fresh to read your review
Love it actually. Keep it going on like this.
Can you plz tell me quickly how to do google analytics ?
Thank you Arooj for reading about the first month of my blog! I’m glad you liked it and can learn from it.
Yes, I can tell you how to add Google Analytics in this post: How to Add Google Analytics to a Website
I hope you can add it to your website quickly with my instructions!
To much success to you!
Congratulations Grace. I´m from Brazil and I´m starting my jouney too. I wish all the best and all the sucess!!!
That’s wonderful you are also starting your journey! I wish you much success and I hope we can grow our sites together!
Wishing you all the best!