I Am At My Wit's End

Last Update: May 05, 2020

This might come out as a bit of rambling as I am writing my feelings and I might be judged but at this time, like in any other aspect of my life I need to be as honest as possible and I hope my honesty will serve me well.

For a very long time I have blogged about my accomplishments here at WA in an effort to encourage others but mostly to encourage myself. There were times when I needed to say it out and basically convince myself that things were happening and I would succeed. Heck....that is one of the things we say here quite regularly..."to your success"!

My problem has always been organic traffic. I have followed the training, done it as it said I should but I still get no organic traffic. Google analytic agrees and this morning I did a SEO analysis of my main website and found out that I average 3, yes 3 organic visits per month! That, I can tell you is extremely demotivating. Persons are going to tell me to wait because it will happen...When? I have been here approximately 7 months and if my website is not getting a visitor per day...at least 30 for the month then you must realize that something is drastically wrong!

Now the worst part of all this is my monthly struggle to pay the $49. Every month it has been a challenge. I have had my sites off-air twice during my time here and I am fearful that one day I will be forced to just let it all go. That would be tragic as I have invested in this. No, I can barely make ends meet so for me $49, although a measly sum for a lot of people, for me it is the difference between some extra food in the house of a little more money for my children to go to school. It could mean so many things as I struggle to stay within my means and pay for this monthly. It is a sacrifice.

I honestly have no idea where I will go from here and that's the truth! I am playing it by ear now and in Jamaica there is a Creole proverb that says;;;"Anywhere it mawga, it pops off", meaning, whenever you cannot go anymore you just let it go! I have decided to hold on as long as I can and I am thinking it might be better to sell the website rather than to lose everything.

Once I blogged of my inability to pay my fee and a member commented that he is sure I have a job and why not pay from my salary. That to me was the heights of crassness but it is best to leave some things alone. Just remember that our situations are very different. You do not know about mine if I do not choose to tell you and I certainly do not know about yours. We need to be empathetic!

One question I need to ask though. Do you have a way to check your organic traffic that I am missing?

Have a great day and I wish you all well!

Claudia

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Stanleycmng Premium
Claudia, you are right. Traffic is the lifeblood of any business, online and offline. I am not happy with my organic traffic too and am spending my time to revamp my website to something I feel can sustain over the longer term. Fortunately, I have a mailing list. I suggest you start looking at how you can drive traffic to your site. Try looking at Jay’s Pinterest webinars in February, maybe that can help. Build a mailing list too.
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ClaudiaAlex1 Premium
Thank you Stanley. I am starting to build a mailing list.....its less than 20 but it is growing! I will check out Jay's webinars for sure. I am presently trying to add content to the site as that was a major problem that was found.
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Linda103 Premium
I use the Rank Math plug in for SEO Claudia, might be worth a try as it tells you where you need the keywords etc and gives you a score. Once I got it on one site I put it on all of them as it makes SEO so much easier.
I was shocked at how low scoring my original posts were.
Google needs to rank your pages and does that with SEO so the better it is the more likely it is you will get seen.
The plug in is free.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - Mark (emmo1968) has given you an excellent answer, so I will just add to it. As he says, you only have 15 posts added over the space of 7 months, some of them really short. This is not enough to convince Google that you are an authority on your subject. Therefore, you won't be ranked high enough to attract visitors.

Ideally, you need to add 2 or 3 posts every week, at a minimum of 1000 words each. You didn't add any all in February and March. Consistency is the key. Typically, your traffic picks up at around the 6-month mark, but that is assuming you have added 2 posts per week, meaning you would have around 50 posts by now.

Just as an aside, you are breaking some of Amazon's rules which will get you banned from their program. You don't have an Affiliate Disclosure, which is a legal requirement. Here is the training on it. You are not allowed to show the price of an Amazon product, or use their star ratings.

It is actually a good choice of niche, but you need to put a lot more work into it. I notice you have written 40 WA blogs. Instead of writing those, if you had used that time to write for your website, you would be seeing more success.
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ClaudiaAlex1 Premium
Diana, your comment is still bugging me. It has opened my eyes to the fact that I am really the cause of my website not getting traffic!!! I have been hindering my own progress due to my limited posts! I was going through a website and saw that the owner has 36 pages.....I have a whopping 2!!! If I was not so depress right now I would just laugh! I have to fix this.......I have to!

Thank you so much!
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ElizabethRo2 Premium
Oh my girl Claudia, thank you for spilling your gut out, it is nice not to hold it in, and I am surprise to know you are down there in JA, I thought you was in the state.
Anyway, back to your deli ma, you are NOT going to give this up your mind is too great to waste it, I know what struggle is all about, and we will see you through.
I Elizabeth R will take care of your one year fee with no string attached, for you to go on succeeding within WA. My stimuli ck received allow me to do so.

I am smiling Claudia because I have no idea what traffic is all about cause I had none since I join WA and I know why not when you look on my website, but that is another story, I will save it for a blog. :)
I will touch base with Kyle and take it from there. no worries girl I got you. My family there in JA keeping me barest of the situation, so sorry it's getting worst for you all, like here.

I will keep on praying for us all, Stay safe and continue working on you website give it your all.

Love and blessing to you and family.

Elizabeth
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Emmo1968 Premium
Wow! You are an amazing woman.
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Scully2 Premium
Elizabeth!
What a wonderful human being you are!
Clare :)
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MelWaller Premium
Amazing Elizabeth! May you be richly blessed in return.

Mel
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ElizabethRo2 Premium
Thanks Emma, but you have to follow your heart, and I am bless to know I can.

Stay safe.

Elizabeth
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ElizabethRo2 Premium
Thanks Clare, I do believe if the slate was turn, someone would do the same for me too.

Stay safe and bless.
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ElizabethRo2 Premium
Thanks Mel, I know I will, God is good, and I am with the most wonderful dedicated helpful Community of WA.

We will succeed on ward.

Be bless.

Elizabeth
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ClaudiaAlex1 Premium
Elizabeth! You would really do that for me? I know I would if the situation was reversed and I could afford to.....without a second thought I would! But dearest Elizabeth, I cannot accept this! I am not proud or ungrateful but it is too much! You just made me cry with just the thought. I will send you a PM.

Best regards,
Claudia


PS. just because you are willing to do this for me....I am going to double my efforts to continue paying just to show you that I am really not a quitter!!
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ClaudiaAlex1 Premium
My gosh....she is!
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ElizabethRo2 Premium
No Worry Claudia, I know you would. I will check my pm.
Ps I sent a pm to Kyle so I know how to proceed.

Stay healthy and safe.

Elizabeth
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JeffreyBrown Premium
And because of your incredible generosity, Elizabeth--you will be blessed ten-fold!👍👍
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ElizabethRo2 Premium
Thanks 🙏🏾 my friend.
Be bless

Elizabeth
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JeffreyBrown Premium
I am from seeing acts of kindness such as yours, Elizabeth! 👍👍😎
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preciousns Premium
Hi Claudia, really sorry to hear you're feeling this way, but I also totally understand where you're coming from.

I read through some suggestions from other members, and I think everyone has had a really good suggestion for you, so I hope you find them helpful.

I like what someone said about contacting Jay (magistudios), to see if he might be able to have a look at your website in case there are any areas in which he can help you improve.

I did have a quick look at your hair extensions site, via your profile, and one major thing I would recommend for your site is to do more product reviews.

For me, this is where I get the most organic traffic from, and I have 80% product reviews on my site currently.

So, I hope this helps give you some extra direction about where to go with your site.

It would be a shame to see you go, as WA is definitely the place to be and has been a game-changer for so many affiliates.

Wishing you all the best,
Steph
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ClaudiaAlex1 Premium
Steph...thank you very much! It is very helpful to get the points of views from you all....there are many things that I did not even consider at all. I am going to get to the tasks of writing more......especially reviews!
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