Day 29: You Don't Realize How Far You've Come Until You Look Back

Last Update: August 11, 2018

Today's blog post is going to be a short one, nothing too exciting has gone on recently so not much to report on.

One thing I did want to share with you was a little bit of motivation for those who feel they've been here a while but haven't seen results yet.

I was helping out a friend here at WA today when I realized just how much I was beginning to understand about internet marketing. Six months ago I had no clue what I was doing!

For example, while I haven't earned much physical cash over the last 6 months, I have gained an understanding of:

  • How to create and maintain a site, including a VERY basic understanding of code
  • How to get ranked well in Google (from languishing on page 17 and beyond to hitting page 1 for some terms),
  • How to properly use affiliate links (and why you SHOULDN'T use them a lot of the time),
  • How to leverage keywords and search terms (and see if the competition really is that low; checking for authority sites under the same keyword etc.),
  • How to increase your click-through-rate (incorporating call to actions, list based titles and dates),
  • How to write content that is readable and engaging (from walls of text to attractive posts),
  • How to write LOTS of content (from 500 word posts once a week to 1500 word posts daily),
  • How to properly use on page SEO (including the importance of alt-text and videos),
  • How to set up an email list, landing page, etc,
  • How to analyze site statistics,

And so much more!

Now for me that it much more valuable than any cash I might have been able to earn working a Saturday job, because that is developing a skillset that will serve me well for years to come!

For anyone who feels they're not getting any 'profit' from their efforts, consider this:

Your skillset you are developing IS the profit!

Stats:

Visitors last week: 179

Visitors last month: 485

Money earned total: $0.30

Bootcamp:

Money earned: $0

Unique WA affiliate link clicks: 80

TOTAL words written: 65,000

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JWhite5 Premium
Thanks for the information Benjamin!
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btwilkins Premium
Thanks!
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newlive Premium
good thoughts Wilkins keep it up you will get there
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btwilkins Premium
Thanks Gus! Appreciate it.
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Syedhashim Premium
Thank you for sharing.
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btwilkins Premium
Thanks!
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DGArchitect Premium
Thanks for sharing. It looks like you've learned alot and the business will grow in time.
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btwilkins Premium
Absolutely! Thanks for stopping by.
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CandP Premium
Yes, the skillset is developing and that is what we need to work on. All else unfolds from that.
Good job, Benjamin!
Have a great weekend!
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btwilkins Premium
Thank you! Have an enjoyable weekend yourselves!
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LisaRailbac2 Premium
Hello,
just wanted to know about a message I receive. It says Google i
has ranked my website??
Lisa
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btwilkins Premium
That's good news; it means your site is now ready to be found in Google and organic traffic is on its way!
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