Challenges: July & August 2016

Last Update: September 01, 2016

I said June was a roller coaster... and 100% underestimated how July and August can be even more bumpy. That said, I was super happy that Kyle commented on my last monthly update.


Thanks a bunch, Kyle. Your words meant a lot to me.

So here are June's goals:

  • Develop an efficient writing schedule,
  • Continue to build relationships and learn from other folks.

It's always exhilarating to be able to strike everything off!


A quick recap

July came with a bunch of my sibling and cousins coming back from Europe. We had a ton of fun together during our trip to Nha Trang (Vietnam) and more.


Of course, fun time doesn't mean slack time.

I've developed a pretty good writing schedule that allows me to work everyday while still having time to socialise.

On the topic of writing, I was honoured to get my first guest post published on one of my admirer's, Todd Maltzahn, blog.

Also these 2 months, I have been more into building relationships with other influencers. Some of them were kind enough to start commenting and sharing my posts with their audiences.

Blogging is about connections at the end of the day.


I've also gotten around to put a "Featured on..." section on my sidebar. Sooner or later, I'd like to redesign it and add a link to a list of all the places I've been featured at...

The wins

... since more and more folks invited me to be featured on their blog as a blogger, SEO, even a Pinterest expert, it was such an honour seeing that I am still quite a newcomer!


And best of all, I am happy to say that I've finally learned a thing or two about ranking for low-competitive keywords and have some of my posts on the top 5 in less than a month, which is something I can not even dream about before.

Sales are finally coming along as well, though they are not yet sustainable so that will be something I'll work on in the following months.

What's next?

Today, Kyle just shared about the Vegas trip in 2017. He's given us a special offer of making 100 sales in 3 months in order to attend this big WA event.

I've always loved a good challenge so this is gonna be my number one goal from now on.

For September, I will:

  • Focus on researching low-competitive, buying keywords to increase WA sales,
  • Figure if I need to write more content to rank on Google,
  • Continue to build relationships and learn from other folks.

Let's see how it goes!

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viyee Premium
Hi Anh, Well done. Great post and thank you very much for sharing. Very best wish you achieving your goal.
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Anh Premium
Aww thanks for the kind words, you too!
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Hi Anh,

I have to say I love your positive mindset and outlook on achieving your goals. You decided you would be successful (going on your bio) and you are taking consistent action to make it happen. That's what it's all about. You are sure to achieve the success you are striving for, without a doubt.

Thanks for sharing your progress and keep up the good work!
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Anh Premium
Hey Tim! Thanks a bunch for dropping by my blog and bio. As I like to think, as long as you keep at something, you ought to learn a thing or two about it. :)

You are a real inspiration to me and I wish you all the best with your endeavours as well!

Take care,
Anh
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CathyLou Premium
Hey Anh
It's great to hear of your progress! Sounds like you are doing a great job getting connected (which as you say, is the most important thing.)
I like that you've managed to put a schedule in place that works for you, and that lets you get out and do things as well!
Cheers,
Cath
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Anh Premium
Thanks Cath for dropping by! I get exhausted easily so a smart schedule is crucial to my survival, ha ha.

Cheers,
Anh
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janmar Premium
Nice goals and direction!
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Anh Premium
Aww, thank you. I'm trying my best!
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MPollock Premium
Great advice, thanks,
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Anh Premium
Thanks for dropping by, I appreciate it!
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NatNiches Premium
Really pleased to hear your progress Anh! Brilliant work so far and I know it's just going to get better and better. Look forward to hearing how you're getting on again in the near future. All the best!
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Anh Premium
Thanks for the kind words, I'm slowly getting somewhere and pleased with what's ahead. Writing these monthly updates is a great way to keep myself on track so hopefully I'll see you on my blog again in October.

I wish you all the best with your endeavours!

Cheers,
Anh
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NatNiches Premium
You certainly will! I look forward to it and wishing you all the very best in the next couple of months. Nat
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Anh Premium
Aww, thanks again, Nat. You're a star.
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Aspiring Premium
Hi Anh - wow, you are going really well so far. I also want to chase the Las Vegas dream, so have some planning and writing to do!! Good luck with your continuing journey, Mara.
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Anh Premium
Thanks a bunch, Mara.

When I wrote this post, I didn't know what to expect, now I'm quite... nervous and excited at the same time. I'm not 100% sure I can make it in only 3 months, just gonna give it my all!

Good luck with your journey as well. :)

Take care,
Anh
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Aspiring Premium
That's all we can do - I will be doing my best too, but agree it's going to be a challenge. Good luck and hope we both make it! Mara :)
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Anh Premium
Mara, we certainly will!
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