My 6 Month Review & 6 Month Projection
What An Adventure This Is!!!
It's already been six months since I've started here at WA. Did I meet any of my goals? Yep, sure did! I did miss my financial goals, though, however. In fact I have yet to earn any money, but, that's ok, because, I know that money will be coming soon.
Which Way Is Up?
When I first started here, I had no idea what to expect. Not in terms of money. Or anything else for that matter. But I made some predictions about my what I thought I'd earn anyway. And in hindsight, I still like my original goals.
There certainly are people making money at this inside of 6 months. But for me quick money just wasn't in the cards.
Quitting Is The Only "Wrong" Way.
I had to go down the "wrong" road for a couple of months, (it was a learning process, and thus not really "wrong"). I worked hard pursuing an idea that was fundamentally flawed, (my site idea didn't directly match people searching for a product with a product to buy). Its a little more complicated than that. But that's the gist of it.
Site Owners Kyle & Carson To The Rescue
Fortunately, Carson, and Kyle, quickly exposed the flaw in my plan. And far earlier than I would have noticed it otherwise!
A small part of me does feel like I wasted those 3 months. But I know that just isn't true. Because I learned some great lessons. And I'm going to take those lessons with me everywhere I go.
Feeling Right At Home Here Now
At this point, I am on the final lesson of Level 2. I've learned a ton. And I've met a lot of nice people here. Like I already said, I didn't meet my original financial goals, BUT, I DID meet my most important goals, which were,
"The next 6 months, I will have persevered through this difficult time of learning, and trial and error. I will have learned quite a bit about writing great content, and using various software and tools. I will be active in the WA community and I will have solidified relationships with a few people."
Sometimes There Is A Line At The ATM
The money part IS important, but, I'm just not that worried about it because I know I'm in a good spot here. And I know my continuous effort will start paying off eventually. I've been relentless in my pursuit. I can't ask for much more than that! Now, I just need to wait my turn for the payoff.
I Can Hardly Wait To Get Through The Next 6 Months Here
Here's my new goals for the next six months:
A) Continue to be active in the WA community-chatting with my friends, making new friends, and helping the new members whenever I can.
B) Have a nice looking site with a logo, menu's, categories, sidebars, a fairly impressive amount of content, and affiliate links.
C) Get at least 1 keyword in a top 3 ranking on Google, and 3 more KW's on page 1.
D) Have made my first sale. And hopefully many more!
E) Complete Level 3 of the Certification Course.
F) Write articles/pages on a regular basis, and, learn to write them much faster than I do now. Maybe 2 hrs for a solid 400-600 words.
G) Scale back my hours at my regular job so I can work on my website more.
H) Increase efficiency.
I) Begin participating in the Wabinars. At least once per month.
I hope that the next 6 months here are just as fun as the last 6! It was a lot of fun, but, it wasn't all fun. In fact, it was quite difficult at times. But, I'm proud to say that giving up never even crossed my mind. I can hardly wait to see what the next 6 months will bring. I feel certain they will bear much more tangible fruit.
Thanks again to all the members who have welcomed me, befriended me, and assisted me!
The Adventure Continues. . .