Operation Vegas 2021: Jan Update (Plus Updates on Other Sites)
Welcome to February! I hope all of you had great a great January. Time is flying by, as usual. I thought with the new year, I would switch things up a bit. I created a new banner and I'm also going to be including information from my other sites along with my WA site.
I'm doing that partially so you can see what's going on, and partially so I can keep track of things! :) Let's just get right into it!
My Main WA Site
I'm pretty happy with the way things went in January for my WA site. You'll see that my stats are getting better and better.
Here's what was accomplished:
- 9 articles written (most of them 2k words or more)
- 1 YouTube video
- 265 subscribers on YouTube
- One of my videos has 10,900+ views!
- 207 email subscribers
There are two areas where I'm just not succeeding and it's getting on YouTube and mailing my email subscribers.
YouTube is tough because I just don't have a lot of time to shoot videos and edit them. But I know I need to figure it out because YouTube is so good.
I also want to learn about TikTok because I know Grace is having a lot of success with that. And honestly, it looks like a lot of fun.
For my email, I really want to revamp it. So I'm really thinking about exactly what I want to do.
I'm also considering expanding the content on my website into other lifestyle topics like weight loss and budgeting since my website name is just my name. I know it's risky and it could be a big mistake, but I also love to experiment and see how things work out.
We'll see! I'm not entirely sold on this idea yet.
Traffic & Stats
Here are the traffic and stats January versus December.
December's stats from Search Console:
January's Search Console stats:
As you can see, all my stats are moving in the right direction, so that's great!
Traffic in December:
Traffic in January:
I still haven't hit 3k users in a month, but I expect to finally hit that this month. I'm getting close!
Update: It happened!!! Finaly!!
- January = 10, 0 Premium = $0
- February = 11, 0 Premium = $0
- March = 25, 0 Premium = $0
- April = 30, 2 Premiums = $39.50*
- May = 25, 3 Premiums = $47.50
- June = 37, 2 Premiums = $63.00
- July = 35, 3 Premiums = $118.00
- August = 24, 4 Premiums = $149.50
- September = 12, 2 Premiums = $157
- October = 32, 4 Premiums = $164.50
- November = 29, 4 Premiums = $149.50 (+1 Black Friday sale)
- December = 32, 2 Premiums = $157 (+ Black Friday sale payment = $282)
And here's January:
It looks better than last January! :)
Niche Site #1
I have 3 other niche sites, but I'm only working on one for now. Once I have a good amount of content on there, I'll let it simmer while I work on another site.
This is my PickPlants.com site. This is the one that I had up, took down and recently put back up again.
For this site, I'm just focusing on content and Pinterest. I'm not doing YouTube and I probably won't create an email list.
In January, I:
- Wrote 7 articles
- Created lots of pins (about 8-10 per post)
- Started a Pinterest account and got it all set up
Traffic & Stats
Here are the search console stats for January:
Even though this is a brand new site (kind of), I think I'm getting clicks already due to two things:
- This site existed before
I wouldn't expect this to happen for a brand new site that's never existed before.
Here's where I'm at with Pinterest so far:
1.6k monthly viewers is not too bad considering I just started this account.
And you can see that I'm getting a few users over to my site from Pinterest:
Traffic in January:
The traffic is January is very up and down. I don't think that's too unexpected since I don't have much content on the site yet and it's still new.
Day / Week / Month Traffic:
The first post I put on this site went up on 12/31/19. So, I'm actually pretty happy what's happening with this site in just a month.
I also was paid for a sale this morning ($15), but this one was one those sales that happened when the site was down.
I haven't been as active in WA, but I did post 2 trainings this month. They were on the same topic, but one was video training and the other was a text version.
You can check those out here if you have any interest in them:
- How to Embed Pinterest Pins to a Blog Post (& Get More Content Ideas!) - Video
- How to Embed Pinterest Pins to a Blog Post - Text
Using this technique has been helpful for my PickPlants site!
Overall, I wrote 16 articles between the two sites. I'm really happy with that because, as I mentioned, I got a job outside the house working 7 hours a day.
But I've managed to still write, feed my family (haha), take care of my pets and do all the household stuff. I've also added consistent, daily exercise back into my schedule.
I thought having a job would slow me down, but I actually feel more focused.
Anyway, that's all I have for this month.
Thanks for stopping by and reading!