What can happen in a month?

Last Update: September 12, 2014

Thank you all for reading my blogs here at WA. One commitment I made early on was to post "accountability blogs" at certain times... little progress reports, that keep me honest and motivated.

I hesitated to write this one. I thought I might skip it because I'd envisioned having more to brag about at the one month mark.

But then I heard myself telling someone about WA today, because he has a degree in marketing that he isn't using, and, like me, he has a fulfilling job but could use some extra cash. And in the telling, I realized by his reaction that I now have a lot of knowledge I didn't formerly have. He asked how to make money online, and I explained there are a lot of ways. And I explained the basics of website, blog, traffic, income... I realized I now know something about keywords and SEO that I didn't know before. He wrote down "wealthy affiliate."

I think I am having some success with the rank system here, and I think that will be helpful to me in the future, but I haven't even tried to do anything with that: I simply enjoyed interacting with all the people here, expressing opinions, asking questions, offering help when I can...and somehow that number kept dropping.

And I had with-held my WA pursuits from a daughter I thought would immediately worry about online scams: my plan was to tell her after I'd had some tangible success. But it came up somehow, and I said, in my humble-pie voice, "I've just started. I haven't made any money yet, because I am building and that takes a little time, but I have a basic website..."

"What, you hired someone?" (I know she was about to lecture me on what people charge for that, and that it can be done free...)

"No, I got the information, amazing videos and, well, lots of information, and I did it..."

"You did it?" There was no lecture from my loving offspring this day.

That, my friends, is success!

And I decided I had something to share here after all.

I wish you success. Thanks for reading.

If you are new, or even if you're not, why not post the following:

1) In one month, I would like to be..

2) In one month, my wildest WA success dream looks like...

3) Practically and realistically, in one month from now I think I can expect...

I will post again in a month, and remind you to re-read this blog and the comments you left, and you can see what happened. Like me, you might be pleasantly surprised!

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Bethamy Premium
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Hi Alice, Congratulations! It's almost like having a dirty little secret, then when the big reveal happens, and the naysayer's are left dropped-jawed, you kinda wish you had filmed it to play it back at your leisure. It proves that the baby boomers and tail-gating post babyboomers still rule! Go Girl! Blessings Bethamy.
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AliceC Premium
LOL. I will have to keep going. But breaks are allowed. Thanks for sharing, Bethamy.
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Kathy331 Premium
Great post Alice, love your daughters reaction!
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AliceC Premium
Hello my friend! Nice to hear from you. I am sure you can relate. :) Sounds like we have both raised self-assured daughters.
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LornaAllen Premium
Hi Alice - been beating myself up a bit lately cos I have a lot of other stuff going on that needs tending to and have only done a small amount of work on my site - but hey you are so right - I have done SO much since I started here - I showed my latest update to my own daughter last night and she responded 'that's really cool'.... indeed it is success!
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AliceC Premium
I think this has an ebb and flow like most things. The first while was SUCH exhilaration! But, even when something is exciting, it is also, for me, a great deal of learning and i guess I need breaks... I beat myself up too sometimes, but i am doing this FOR ME after all. LOL I am really pleased that you could relate to my post. Thanks for the comment.
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KatieMac Premium
lol you are right it can be done and here we learn how to !! have a great weekend
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AliceC Premium
Thanks Katie. Success to us! :)
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Eddie C Premium
Awesome Alice. That is definitely success. Look forward to next month.
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AliceC Premium
I'm glad you liked it. But you didn't post any replies. :( I would really like to see how people do. Is that too pushy?
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