18 Months Progress Report - The Best Online Home Business Here

Last Update: March 25, 2018

I joined WA in Sept 2016 so it's now been 18 months of hard work and many ups and downs. I am writing this progress report to share my journey and if you have recently joined WA hopefully my story will give you an idea of what it takes to build your online business.

I had some expereince in affiliate marketing and building websites with WordPress before I decided to join WA. I initially purchased a system called Google Sniper which pretty much crashed and burned.

I did make some sales but not enough to see really good earnings. When I joined WA I was determined to make it work. I knew it wasn't going to happen overnight so I got my head down and started adding content.

1st Year Earnings

In my first 12 months I published 192 posts and my website had around 8 pages. I was very pleased see my earnings increasing slowly. In total, I had earned around $3000 in my first year.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/craiguktv/blog/total-earning...

And then I had the rug pulled out from under me!

My customers started experiencing payment problems with my IPTV supplier. Their credit cards were being rejected. Despite my supplier saying they had resolved it, after a couple of months my customers were leaving in droves.

My earnings started going down rapidly. I had to do something and fast!

I set about searching for a new supplier. I tried several but I couldn't find one with the same qualiy of service. And then one day I struck Gold!

The Future's Bright

I found a fantastic supplier with awesome commissions and a better service than my previous one! Thankfully, due to the wonderful training here I had spent time building my email list so I could now connect with my customers and try to persuade them to switch to my new service.

With this new supplier it meant I had to create an online shop instead of customers purchasing directly from my supplier. This was even better because I could set my own prices.

Due to the better commissions it meant I had some leeway to offer regular promotions to my customers and entice them to switch over to my service.

Traffic = Earnings

Without content you ain't gonna see increased traffic. My visitors are now approx. 300/day but I eased off with my posting for a couple of months due to external factors. I now have 246 posts.

If I had continued at the same rate I am sure my traffic would be higher but I'm not complaining.

Last month was my best ever and I earned approx $1100 which really pleased me. This month was a potential breaking point for me. I have just teamed up with another reseller who wants to move his customers over to my service. He has experienced the same problems with the same supplier I was with.

What does this mean?

When I reach 100 customers with my new supplier, the commissions go up! So, when this reseller starts moving his customers over to me, I should see a sharp increase in earnings.

This won't happen overnight but I am now convinced I can reach my $2000 monthly target before my 2 years is up here. I am expecting to reach the magic 100 number by the end of April. That will put me close to my 2 year target.

This Wonderful Community

I couldn't have reached my targets without the help and advice I have received here at WA. I'd like to thank Kyle, Carson and Jay for giving us this platform and all the great training that comes with it. And everyone else here deserves praise too for being part of a great community.

I hope some of you can take inspiration from this and appreciate the hard work that it takes. But in the end, it will all be worth it!

ATB,

Craig.

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ClaudetteT1 Premium
Excellent progress. Keep it going!
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JerryHuang Premium
Craig I must say you’re a true inspiration! Congratulations to your progress and achievements so far. You’ve got a really good niche :)
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littlemama Premium
Congratulations Craig on such a great progress report of your journey! It’s been so fun watching you grow and the ups and downs. To much more success to 2 years!
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CraigUKTV Premium
Thanks Grace, it gets more fun when you start seeing things scaling up. I know you feel the same and I know you are now experiencing it too. It's been great watching us both progress!
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littlemama Premium
Yes I definitely feel more relaxed about my business now that there's money coming in! Lol

But I can't let myself relax too much, I still have much to go. :)
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WaynePro Premium
That's a great story, Craig! All the best.

Wayne
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CraigUKTV Premium
Thanks Wayne, same to you my friend!
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SuzaMarie Premium
Awesome! You did a great job adapting to your new circumstances. Keep up the great work!
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CraigUKTV Premium
Thanks a lot Suzanne
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HarveyBrown Premium
Given all the upheavals in open-source media players you are doing well Craig. All the best in achieving you two-year goal.
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CraigUKTV Premium
Thanks Harvey, open-source is one thing but without a VPN you may not get the access you want - that's where my VPN subs come in ;-0

Although they are more of a sideshow compared to my TV subs.
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HarveyBrown Premium
I have had a VPN for several years now.
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KatieMac Premium
Inspiring post Craig and with your determination I am sure you will reach your targets, congratulations wish you continued success
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CraigUKTV Premium
Thanks Katie and same to you!
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jared247 Premium
That's great Craig. Glad to hear things are moving along well for you. Good luck getting to that $2,000 mark soon.
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CraigUKTV Premium
Thanks Jared, exciting times ahead for all of us I hope!
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OwainCouch Premium
Well done mate. It's certainly going well for you and it definitely looks like you will make it a full time thing.

I am getting about 350 visitors a day but not as much sales as you. At the moment I'm getting those reviews out so hopefully things will turn for me.

It certainly helps though when you get a healthy commission. Top one I have is 20%, so I need to make plenty of sales.

My email marketing is going well and I can see that it will really help my site. Thanks for the help that you have given me with that.

Anyways, all the best and take it easy.

Owain
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CraigUKTV Premium
Cheers Owain, great to hear that your traffic is on the up now. I know you worked hard to get these results so hat well and truly doffed!

Also good to hear that your email list is growing. I've upped the ante today after purchasing Thrive Quiz Builder. I'm hoping to see even more sign ups with this.

You can check it out below. The quiz is accessed when my popup appears as the reader is about to leave my site. I'll let you know how the results go. TQB is a one-off payment of $67.

https://uktvservicesabroad.com/ntv-payment-problems
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OwainCouch Premium
You certainly do have a business mind Craig and know how to capitalise on your market.

I’ll get there eventually.
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Stella2 Premium
That's awesome!
Love your great attitude and how you stuck to it.
Here's to much more success! :-)
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CraigUKTV Premium
Thanks Stella, same to you!
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BrittaneyS Premium
Wow Craig, sounds like you're doing awesome! Thank you for being honest and sharing both you ups and downs over the last 18 months.

My fingers are crossed for you reaching your $2000 monthly mark!
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CraigUKTV Premium
Thanks Brittaney, I always share my progress because when I first started here it was other stories that helped to push me along.
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sheikave Premium
The effort pays off with interest.
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CraigUKTV Premium
Sure does!
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Sorayacge Premium
Well done Craig! It's so great to be able to follow your progress! :)
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CraigUKTV Premium
Thanks Soraya, hope u are doing great.
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Sorayacge Premium
Thanks Craig, I'm doing fine and I'm still growing my current site which I only started 3 months ago. I haven't made any money yet but that's okay just as long as I keep moving in the right direction! That's one of the reasons I love your progress reports so much because we started at almost the same time :)
Wow you're doing so well! :o Keep it up! :)
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CraigUKTV Premium
That sounds good Soraya, is this your second site? I've purchased another domain but can't seem to find the time to get on with it.
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Sorayacge Premium
Hi, yes, the first site that I started ran out of steam after about 7 months so I more or less took last summer off, not knowing what my new site should be about.

I finally started this current site in November and this time I'll never run out of topics lol!

I think I've found my niche this time. :)
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RD40 Premium
Awesome job Craig!
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CraigUKTV Premium
Thanks Ralph
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Steven-A Premium
thanks it is inspiring to hear that the hard work does pay off
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CraigUKTV Premium
That's great Steven, yup it definitely pays off if you stick at it.
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Steven-A Premium
thanks, Craig
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WaynePro Premium
That's a great story, Craig, congratulations! Looks like the hard work is paying off for you.

Wayne
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CraigUKTV Premium
Thanks Wayne, yes it's starting to build up nicely.
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Harizan Premium
Happy for your success:)
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CraigUKTV Premium
Thank you!
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Vesna2 Premium
Really inspiring story. Thank you for sharing, Craig!
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CraigUKTV Premium
Fantastic! You're welcome Vesna.
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NickSkellern Premium
Congratulations Craig. Great story! Thank you for keeping me inspired this morning!
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CraigUKTV Premium
Superb! Cheers Nick.
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accad Premium
It seems a website with just posts without any affiliate program will never earn.
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CraigUKTV Premium
Too true!
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Awesomely inspiring story Craig. It reminds me of the power of forging alliances with other like-minded people in your niche, and how you didn't give up when you lost some customers.

Thank you buddy, you definitely inspire me to work harder and smarter!
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CraigUKTV Premium
I've came close a few times Kaju but the inspiring stories I read here always help.
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StPaul Premium
Wow you are rocking all the very best... Thanks for sharing and really motivating!
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CraigUKTV Premium
Rock on Paul!
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JHill529 Premium
Looks like that setback might have been a better opportunity in disguise. Good luck and I hope things continue to improve!
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CraigUKTV Premium
Yes Jason, 100% correct! I'm so glad I found it,
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PMbaluka Premium
That's great achievement Craig and am sure you are going to achieve more as time goes. Congratulations
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CraigUKTV Premium
Hope so Paul, cheers
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Craig.
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CraigUKTV Premium
Cheers Roger
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