Operation Vegas 2021? - October Update

Last Update: Nov 1, 2019

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Can you believe it's November 1st? Time to start planning those Black Friday emails and promotions! :)

I am feeling much more hopeful about things than I have the past few months. Things are starting to look up again, and I'm excited about that.

Here are some things I accomplished this month:

  • I got over 100 YouTube subscribers (https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/cld111/blog/new-mini-milesto...)
  • I got my first real hate comment on one of my MLM blog posts. I feel that should be celebrated! haha
  • Since I've been doing MLM reviews, I've also been aligning myself with the anti-mlm movement, and I'm making some good connections there.
  • I wrote 15 posts, which was my goal for the month.
  • I am working with a WA member who offered to make my site a case study and he's been helping me improve it. This has been awesome!
  • Created a new pop-up to get people to WA
  • Created a weekly email newsletter
  • Switched theme to GeneratePress (Jay was right again. It's amazing!)
  • Removing Thrive coding from all of my regular blog posts. I will still use it for landing pages.
  • Signed up with Grammarly (Where has this been all my life?!)
  • Added a cookie consent

Things Are Going to Slow Down

I feel really accomplished this month, and my numbers are showing much improvement as you'll see in a minute.

One thing to note is that I decided to take a part-time position at our local elementary school. Unfortunately, this is going to slow down my progress even more. But, it's OK. I'm going to do what I can when I can.

I realized that it doesn't matter how long it takes me to get to where I want to be because I'm not going to stop until I get there.

And luckily, my site is profitable now so I'm not worried about having to pay for the membership fee. I'm going to reduce my spending next year (with my business AND my personal life) and just focus on increasing my profits.


Traffic and Stats

Here's what September's stats looked like. This was a big improvement from August!

Now here's October's stats:

Click and impressions are way up. CTR is looking great and average position is going down. Woo hoo!

I have 8 really great keywords ranking in positions 1-2 that's helping boost this. Now, to just get some more in there... It's not a good idea to rely on just 1 or 2 posts!

Past 6 months:


You can see where things took a dive during the summer, and now we're moving back on up!

Traffic in September:

Traffic in October:

Everything is improving!

Daily / Weekly/ Monthly Traffic:

Going up!


Referrals:

  • 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

(*For April, I had an old payment waiting for the $25 threshold.)

Here's October's stats:

I cashed out some credits for $23.50, which is a part of this amount. My referrals are back up to pre-summer amounts, and 20 credits is pretty good! To me that means that the people that are coming in are engaged and excited about WA.

Now, I need to get some more people converted over to Premium. Hopefully Black Friday will help convince some. It's only the best deal ever. I'm still on Black Friday payments from many moons ago. :)

I also made a sale from another program, so that was good.

And I made ANOTHER sale from my old site that's been shut down for ages now. I don't even know how at this point. All I know is that I plan on getting that site back up in the new year, getting sales going again and then selling it off.


Goals for November

I don't know how it's going to go with my new job (which won't start until mid-month), but I think I can squeeze out 12 articles.

I also want to be more consistent on YouTube, so I am going to make it a goal to get at least 1 video per week up.

I also want to start thinking about how I can get more people on my email list.

That's it for this month!

How was your October? Let me know in the comments below!

- Christina

P.S. My Macbook Air that I so love is dying. I just purchased a new Macbook Air (in Gold, of course) to replace it. It's bittersweet though because I've had this one since 2012, and I got it in a crazy law-of-attraction-too-good-to-be-true kind of way. RIP Macbook Air. I will miss you!

(But my new one is so pretty and I can't wait to make magic with it!)

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Hi Christina!

The sentence that really resonates with me in your blog is:

"I realized that it doesn't matter how long it takes me to get to where I want to be because I'm not going to stop until I get there"

Well you and me both.

I want to congratulate you on your hard work and dedication!!! It does pay off and it's showing in your stats!

What's important to realize is that we all have a different path to get to success!

I have been working towards my goal more like the tortoise and a lot less like the hare 🙂

Having a full-time job and doing this gig part-time is definitely what's keeping me from firing my boss... It's a damn if you do damn if you don't kind of thing...

But hey who said it's impossible? Not me!

The main idea here (as you say in your blog) is NEVER QUIT!
Do something every day and things move forward!

I wish you a ton of success, and I have no doubt that you will get to Vegas! At your own pace! 🙂

Denis

Thanks, Denis! I'm going to keep plodding along, and you do the same. I know it's not easy when you have work, but do what you can when you can. That's all you CAN do, right?

We got this!

- Christina

Yes we sure do!! 🙂

Wow Christina! That's a fantastic accomplishment.
Joe

Thank you, Joe!

- Christina

Wow! Huge jump for the month of October. Congratulations!

Yes.. I was attached to my old laptop but had to let it go after a while. Enjoy your new Mac.

Thanks for sharing.

Thank you! It was nice to see the numbers go back up.

And I'm loving my new laptop!! It's so pretty!

- Christina

Congrats on your progress! I'm a Grammarly user too. It is such a helpful tool. I like your November goals. I'm sure you will have a great month!

Thanks so much, Eartha! I just loaded Grammarly even though I have known about it for so long. It's really helpful!

- Christina

Wow I've 'starred' this as a 'Success post' to read when I'm back on the laptop...first part got me hooked.

Massive congrats btw can't quite say the same for my October but overall I'm mighty happy...its all relative 👏👏

It is all relative and as long as you keep going, things will change for the better. Sometimes they get worse too, but they will get better again.

- Christina

Thanks Christina, you are right of course, one of my favourite quotes is "This too shall pass"

That is a perfect quote!

- Christina

Good afternoon Christina,

That really was a good and productive month of October, well done.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske

It really was a good month. Hopefully, it'll get better and better from here!

- Christina

Great progress! Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,

Michael

Thanks for reading!

- Christina

Congratulations on all your progress. Keep it up!

Marita

Thank you!

- Christina

Awesome
Tim

Thanks!

- Christina

Christina! Fantastic progress and plans for the future!!

Jeff

Thanks, Jeff!

- Christina

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