Day 22: Completed Bootcamp Phase 2

Last Update: August 04, 2018

Happy to say I managed to finish the second phase of the affiliate bootcamp! Seemed to go slower than phase one but I hope that means I was paying more attention to the lessons and taking time with quality content.

Feeling a bit unsure of what to expect at my niche site for the upcoming weeks as Google's new algorithim rolls into place; hopefully nothing groundbreaking occurs. What are your expectations for this new update?

I had an experience today where someone asked me how much money I was making with WA. They were meaning well but it was pretty hard to admit I'm making practically nothing. But on the other hand, this was really good motivation for me to work even harder and keep plugging away!

How long did it take you to start making a consisten income? I'm currently at six months with under $1 to show for it, which is tough to write if I'm honest. The again, while I can't see results in terms of cash, I can see huge results in terms of my understanding of affiliate marketing, which is possibly even more useful.

Money can be spent and lost, but that knowledge should prove useful for a very long time!

Hoping this next week will bring good things!

Until then

Benji

Stats: (Niche Site, not bootcamp).

Visitors last 7 days: 118

Visitors last month: 415

Money earned last week: $0

Money earned total: $0.30

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EandS2018 Premium
Congratulations keep plugging on
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btwilkins Premium
Thank you :)
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HowardJaros Premium
Hi Benji!

Here is something I saw that Kyle posted a while back. It seems appropriate for where you are right now.

Only you know how much you have put into your website at this point, but compare that to what Kyle stated is realistic:

MONTH 1: Accomplishments
Website Set Up
SEO Set-up
Initial Framework of Content
Indexed by Google, Bing, Yahoo
You have 5-10 posts on your website
Earning Potential: A few sales, just getting your business foundation started

MONTH 3: Accomplishments
Content Starting to Get Ranked
Experience Some Big Breakthroughs in Search
Have Made Your First Sale or Two
Traffic is Cumulatively Starting to Grow
Search Engines are starting to give your site "authority"
You have 30-60 posts on your website
Earning Potential: $0-$500 per month

**Kyle Note: "It took me 3 months to make my first sale online. Here I am 15 years later full time online, if I quit in the first month I would have never gotten to the experience of lifelong and very fruitful business online. There is something to be said about being patient and not expecting "instant" success in business."

MONTH 6: Accomplishments
Traffic is starting to flow, ideally 100 uniques per day
Sales start to increase with consistency, several per week
You are truly starting to gain some expertise and brand
Bing/Yahoo start indexing your site at a higher rate
Engagement on your site starts to increase
You have 60-100 posts on your site
Earning Potential: $500-$3,000 per month

ONE YEAR:
Traffic is really starting ramp up. You can expect 500+ visits per day
Google is granting your site with some serious authority
Companies and other blogger start to reach out and connect with you
You are making WA sales and other affiliate sales daily
The Vegas Super Affiliate Conference is in your sites
You have 100-150 posts on your website
Earning Potential: $3,000-$10,000 per month

TWO YEARS:
Your business is truly starting to thrive
You are definitely a noticeable force in the search engine world. Google ranks your new content within 24 hours of it being posted.
You are earning a full time income online
Vegas is yours, you have most definitely made it
You have 200-300 posts on your site
Earning Potential: $10,000-$20,000 per month

5 YEARS:
You are a brand/authority in the industry
You have a full time+ business online, likely 6 figures plus annually
Google, Bing & Yahoo love you
You are taking earnings and spending it to drive your business through paid channels
You likely have made several hires, including writers, design help, and a virtual assistant
You made Vegas in the first 1-2 months of the year (with your sites on the 3,000 sales)
You are in a position to double your business annually
Earning Potential: $10,000-$50,000 per month

"But remember, you are building a business here. You get OUT of your business what you put into it. Ask any successful person what the fundamental reason why they are successful and others are not and they will usually say one of two things. Hard Work or Focus."

I hope that helps!
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btwilkins Premium
Thanks for dropping by. I'm at the six month mark with around two or three months being the 'hard work' months. Seem to fit most with the month 3 stats, apart from the sales part.

Bear in mind that those traffic stats are for my niche site and my bootcamp site has been around much less time. Was this taken from certification or bootcamp training?
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HowardJaros Premium
Honestly, Benji, I don't remember where I found it, but I saved it as it was something I wanted to refer to. But, I seem to wind up sharing it too as it is a kind of road map of what is possible.

You are getting there with your traffic numbers. Keep the faith, it will happen for you as it has for others.
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btwilkins Premium
Thank you for your encouragement. Will keep you posted!
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JKulk1 Premium
Hi Benjamin. Not having done bootcamp as yet I'm not sure what the conversion ratio is expected to be. But I do know that, in the none internet age, most marketers looked at a 3% conversion ratio (at the vey least). Going by those figures you should have joined up at least 12 people last month leading to 1 premium (12% average conversion). Maybe you need to have someone (plenty of experts here at WA) take a look at your blogs. JIm
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btwilkins Premium
Sorry, I should have made it clearer. The stats are for my niche site, not my bootcamp site. That's my bad. Still may be helpful to check in with an expert though :)
Have edited post accordingly.
Thanks
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