Operation Vegas 2021: March Update
I don't know what to think about March. Pretty crazy, eh?
This report isn't going to be super long because I didn't do a whole lot in March. I think like many others out there, I was glued to the news and social media for quite a while.
(Not a great idea, by the way. I recommend stepping away, going outside for walks and not constantly bombarding your brain with bad news.)
Then I wasted time going down a weird rabbit hole of watching hip hop fan YouTubers react to heavy metal music. I kid you not.
At least it's entertaining and something better than the depressing news!
Anyway, I digress...
I will tell you that my traffic did suffer for a bit as things started ramping up in the news.
But it's back to where it was last month.
I have been getting back on track and will continue to do so in April.
I'm semi working from home for my "regular" job (I work at an elementary school), and since we can't really go anywhere, I have an abundance of time on my hands.
(Sort of. Time seems to fly away from me anyway!)
If you're in the same boat, I suggest focusing on your business and coming out stronger at the end of all of this.
Anyway, I have bad news and good news for March as far as my site goes.
The Bad News
I only wrote 4 posts for my site.
That's not cool and I know it.
The Good News
I got another nice featured snippet from Google:
This was my best month yet in terms of sales.
Let's get into this report!
Traffic & Stats
February Search Console:
My average CTR is down, but clicks and impressions are up.
You can see that dip when things started ramping up about the pandemic.
Totally understandable. I actually thought traffic wouldn't bounce back as quickly as it did.
I guess like me, people are probably tired of hearing the same things in the news over and over and want to move on to other things again.
Let's move on to traffic.
Pretty similar to last month. If the pandemic wouldn't have happened, I would have been up from last month.
Day / Week / Month Traffic:
You can see that things are coming back up.
- January 2019 = 10, 0 Premium = $0
- February 2019 = 11, 0 Premium = $0
- March 2019 = 25, 0 Premium = $0
- April 2019 = 30, 2 Premiums = $39.50*
- May 2019 = 25, 3 Premiums = $47.50
- June 2019 = 37, 2 Premiums = $63.00
- July 2019 = 35, 3 Premiums = $118.00
- August 2019 = 24, 4 Premiums = $149.50
- September 2019 = 12, 2 Premiums = $157
- October 2019 = 32, 4 Premiums = $164.50
- November 2019 = 29, 4 Premiums = $149.50 (+1 Black Friday sale)
- December 2019 = 32, 2 Premiums = $157 (+ Black Friday sale payment = $282)
- January 2020 = 34, 4 Premiums = $220
- February 2020 = 17, 1 Premium = $219.50
(P.S. I also have 142 credits, which is worth $71. I'm just letting those build up for a while.)
This is what I love about this business.
Once you lay the foundation, you can keep getting sales even if you're not doing much for the month.
Obviously, this amount of money isn't where I want to be, but I knew things would slow down once I started working outside of the house again.
So, I'm OK with it.
I love that it's growing every month. I'm having fun with it all.
I know that in order to get more people, I need to put out more content or improve existing content.
I plan on doing that this month.
I'm thinking I won't be doing a TON on this site because I want to work on some other sites.
Let me just give you a quick overview of those and what I'm planning.
I don't have much to report on my other sites because I didn't really do anything with them this month.
The one site I restarted (PickPlants) did make 2 sales this month, but I won't get paid on those until next month.
So it's possible that the people who signed up will cancel. I'll let you know how it turns out next month.
There's another site I'm going to be working on that has to do with Law of Attraction. I think what I'd like to do is not make it into a blog necessarily, but maybe turn it into a simple site that promotes one product.
I may have to look into PPC in order to get traffic to it.
I'll keep you posted!
That's it for my March report! Let me know how your sites did this month. Did your traffic and sales go up, down or stay the same? If you have your own blog report, feel free to link it in the comments below!
Stay safe out there!