My 1st Two Years and Recent Sales

Last Update: January 21, 2020

It's been an incredible 2-year journeys so far. I started out on fire, had some family issues, and job relocation that distracted me for almost a year, and now I have re-focused and chose a new niche.

I had hoped to be making some great money within the first year but I chose a niche that wasn't on fire, so to speak, and then my family and job issues took my attention away which contributed to me not creating content for a significant amount of time.

I chose a new niche, and as you can see from the image above, it's about Hiking Emergency Beacons. I started this site in August 2019, and it was 5 months ago as of the writing of this article.

Again, I was hoping for some significant sales within 3 or 4 months, and when I say significant, I mean at least $500 per month, but as you all know, things don't always move as fast as we hope, plus this business is a long term business and I have heard many times that things really start breaking open for many people after they have been in business for about 1 year.

Here's where I am today, after 5 months with my hikingemergencybeacon.com site.

In the last 3 weeks, I have had 4 significant sales of high priced items ($350 or more), which has proven to me that people will buy these satellite messengers through my site.

People who buy these devices do a lot of research before buying, so I have to really break down the reviews and provide a lot of information to people. I have actually chosen to purchase the beacons before making a lot of money through my site as I need to have the devices in hand and truly test them and compare them, instead of relying on what other people say about them.

The Bottom Line

I have only made around $60 since starting this site, 5 months ago, but I am encouraged as this niche has a lot of interest from outdoor adventurers and I have seen several high priced satellite messengers sell already.

The Future Plan

It doesn't matter if it takes me 5 years to build up these sites and for me to become an established expert in this market. I am in this for the long haul.

I love getting out into the mountains, here in Colorado, to hike and test these emergency beacons, and then writing and creating videos. I never thought I would like it as much as I do.

I'm only hoping that I make enough money so I can stop working as an engineer and do this full time.

The magic pill for me: the right niche, dedication, consistency, training, and hard work...creating valuable content + keeping my site professional and not full of ads or over the top selling.

What's Your Secret?

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jennyjewel Premium
Hi Richard, sounds like a change of niche was a perfect choice for you. We joined WA around the same time, and like you I have had work and family issues, in the mix.
I have struggled with the MMO niche and just a few weeks ago, set up a new website and chose a different niche. Your post has made me feel a little more confident and encouraged, with the decision.
I am happy that you are enjoying your new niche, and am wishing you much success.

All the best
Jenny
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Belden22 Premium Plus
Thanks Jenny. It's important to stick with your niche long enough to give it time to succeed, but sometimes we need to change it up. I still have my two older niches, but I only add maybe 1 article per month, whereas my 2 new niches get 2 or more articles each week at a minimum for both of them.

It's a lot of work, but I am also encouraged because the interest if off the charts different then my first 2 niches.

Let's keep focused because it will happen if we stick with the training and be consistent in creating our content.

I am more motivated then ever and things feel like they're about ready to break lose for me now.

Rick
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jennyjewel Premium
Yes it's always hard work Rick, but so much easier when you are happy and enthusiastic about your niche.

Things sound like they are going great, and I am sure this is going to be a great success for you. Keep us updated, once in a while:)

All the best
Jenny
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JeffreyBrown Premium
That's awesome, Richard! It seems like you're building a solid foundation upon which to build your business, my friend! 👍👍😎
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Belden22 Premium Plus
Thank you. I'm really working on having a professional site that will last for years.

Rick
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JeffreyBrown Premium
That's the best way to do it, my friend! 👍👍
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remapot3 Premium Plus
Good on you. Hope you get more of it.
Sham
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JulietAA Premium
Well done you!
Congratulations!
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MForstner Premium
Hi Rick, Your site looks great! Well done! When I looked at your bio pic I thought it sure looks like Colorado with the Continental Divide in the background so I had to check your profile...It was!

My Magic pill? Same as you but I use my website more as a hub which links to Amazon from FB and Pinterest ads. I focus more on PPC and Sponsored Ads on Amazon for my own product which will be my own Brand soon.

I started a few weeks ago and am averaging 2 sales a day. 5 is my short term goal and 10 would be plenty until I feel I need to scale up.

Regards,

Mike
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Belden22 Premium Plus
I have tried PPC a few times but haven't found what works yet, yet keeps the cost within reason. I can get a lot of attention but the cost is to high.

Rick
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