Q4 report From 0-30K! And my first year at WA!

Last Update: January 06, 2017

Hi there WA' rriors and WA' rriorettes,

Gonna keep this quick and easy!

Q4 2016 marked the end of a year at WA.

Earnings were up approximately 50% from Q3 so yeah..heading in the right direction

$750, is not much to shout about but it is progress and lets face it, slowly,surely and steadily is the way to grow a business and obtain sustainability.

Traffic is up to, having hit 4,000 sessions for the first time in November,

Zero to 30k is only a slight exaggeration more like 29k and few hundred. Starting from a standing start of zero that is awesome! (I'm talking my yearly traffic here!)

Think about it Gone from an meagre idea for a niche site, a subject I had zero knowledge on just a "oh this niche can make money" to building a site that is earning money and getting 4,000 visitors monthly (well on track for that January 2017 so far).

Got my first sale ever in February - boy! I was the happiest $3.40 millionaire ever! First crazy $200 day in April followed by a $145 day end of May and similar days in July and November,

(Days like that just get your juice going and motivate you to just keep at it especially when the sales dial is stuck at zero!)

SEO wise, good god! I was really scared of SEO a year back..even the though of it would send me shaking and into a cold sweat!

Well a year later nailed on 4 top slots and 40 pages 1's and over a dozen top 3's! and currently over 70% of my traffic is SEO based!

(just for the record I do zero off page seo no link building or anything (sure I got'em but they occurred naturally)

So, in the worse case scenario (i.e in the very unlikely event of my site not making money), I believe I could set up an on page SEO service.

This year in 2017 I believe my site will start to snowball, going by the case study by itsvicky.com (WA member) and having a good look at the stats openly available. So the goal is $1800 monthly by the end of December 2017 and 25k traffic monthly.

Also as site continues to grow I'll scale up outsourcing of content. I have only started doing that slowly. Note you are "outsourcing your content" You are hiring an employee on a per job basis. Treat them as such. Inspire them, compliment them, let them know how pleasurable it is working with them, give a little Christmas New year wishes and a small tip .. all goes a long way to keeping them and having them happy to take on jobs that you request and to send you quality content.

A quality writer, is not worth $15 for a 1000 words They are worth much more! Old OScar Wilde Phrase of cost and value springs to mind!

Education goal is to select just one PPC network and truly master PPC ads. Starting small budget of say $20-$30 weekly and just reinvesting the profits made! This will give me an additional skill set in my repertoire (you know adwords and fb ads experts can charge $100/hr --if you doubt me go check Up work!)

Also to do at least one out reach post per month.

I have expanded to add in one more blog, and I'll keep to my 15 posts per site content goal (last month despite holidays I created about 50 articles of which a ready and waiting to be published - great for the days when I am a bit sick like now and don't feel like focusing on creating content)

Here its bigger better and more success in 2017 for all WA'rriors and WA'rriorettes.

Derek.

P.S All figures are real and can be verified.Zero paid traffic used. I added the financials more for those who are new and just started can see that yes, the WA method works, and to stick with and trust the process, Some make more, some less, that is just the nature of all things. Just Keep plugging away.

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amyr2017 Premium
Let us know when you can share the link with us! I'd love to see it.
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bonneville91 Premium
Good for you! Just starting and have a long way to go but, with stories like yours it gives all of us newbies a lot more faith in the WA system.
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StratosK Premium
Keep inspiring all of us that we are still in the beginning. Good luck!
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derekmarshal Premium
Thanks. A short update Now, one year further on from 4000 hits in Jan 2017 to just over 18,000 in Jan 2018. I fully expect 30,000 visitors by the end of this year as regular traffic.

Duringn 2017 I actually increased the number of posts that I published from 15 to 20. Now in 2018, I'm publishing 25 per month.
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phoeby123 Premium
Excellent news. Inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
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derekmarshal Premium
Thank you
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ErikWhite Premium
Great post, Derek. Love seeing people make real progress!
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derekmarshal Premium
Thank You,
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rickypru Premium
Love too read this, Dear Derek what kind of affiliates do you promote? WA affiliate or others?
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derekmarshal Premium
Its a niche site - non WA.
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DeborahDF Premium
Congratulations, Derek. All of your hard work is starting to pay off. Couldn’t be happier for you.
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derekmarshal Premium
Thank you kindly.
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amyr2017 Premium
So when can we see the website?
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JLennon Premium
Way to go! You have built a great foundation.
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derekmarshal Premium
Exactly what it is all about, building a solid foundation!
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julesnp Premium
Good day Derek,
Hey. Congratulations on your great achievements. That is just wonderful. It tells me I should finish what I am doing as quickly as possible and get to work on my WA projects. Again, great news and I wish you the very best for the future.
Have a great week.
Jules
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derekmarshal Premium
thanks
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amyr2017 Premium
This is amazing! Can I see your site for some badly needed inspiration...?!
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Many thanks for your honest and visible post !
Especially for newbie it is very inspiring to read such blogs.
I am about to start and would be gladly for further tips especially mistakes to avoid or gaining traffic.

Kr,
Yannic
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derekmarshal Premium
thanks
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hashrate Premium
I'm very hopeful after reading this!
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derekmarshal Premium
thank you..
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amyr2017 Premium
Amazing and inspiring...! Thank you...!
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derekmarshal Premium
thank you
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StPaul Premium
Thanks a lot for sharing really inspiring...
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derekmarshal Premium
Thank you
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Ruanka Premium
That's inspiring! Thank you for sharing
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derekmarshal Premium
Thanks for commenting. quick update ...6 months on..

Currently 10 No1s!! up 7!
Traffic heading for around 7k this month.

Sales doing pretty good Averaging $1200 per quarter over Q1 and Q2 which is up from $750 last quarter 2016.

Nothing particularly fantastic but all heading in the right direction ohh and site is 75% fully outsourced but I am still working as much as ever updating older content fixing some errors, particularly SEO wise on older posts.
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Ruanka Premium
wow! I can only dream to be at this point by 6 month. It is my goal eventually, so will work harder I guess.
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SuzaMarie Premium
Hey Derek! Thanks for sharing your 2016 progress. I hope things are continuing to go well for you in 2017. You had a solid foundation that you were building on.

Best wishes for success to you!

SM
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derekmarshal Premium
Thank you SM
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CW3 Premium
Thank you for your post. It is inspiring to see that you are actually making $, makes us newbies feel like we can do it too. Slow and steady.....
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derekmarshal Premium
Slow, steady and sustainable. 3 "s" of Success!!
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jzangronis Premium
Hello Derek,

Thank you for sharing your experience. You are moving in the right direction obviously in terms of knowledge and also income so keep up the great effort.

Joaquin
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derekmarshal Premium
Thank you
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AriefWibowo Premium
Congratulations! Very inspiring! Thank you.
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derekmarshal Premium
Thank you
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1VibrantLife Premium
That is a great accomplishment. Keep up the awesome dedication.
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derekmarshal Premium
Thank you
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Hani Premium
Great! well done!
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derekmarshal Premium
thank you
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newstar1 Premium
Pleased to meet you Derek. Thank you for the info on potential income. It is very inspiring to know that it is real!!
All the best in your future endeavors. Keep up the great work!!
Larry
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derekmarshal Premium
The first year (ok 2) is actually the most difficult ones. It takes more energy to start something than it does to keep it going.
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KerriM Premium
Fantastic, Derek!
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derekmarshal Premium
thanks.
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jetaranda Premium
Congrats.
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derekmarshal Premium
thank you.
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jacod Premium
You go Derek.

Proud of you.

Definitely and inspiration to a lot of members.


Wish you well.
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derekmarshal Premium
Exactly what I wanted to achieve with this post.
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Cindy624 Premium
Derek,

What an inspirational post! It's what makes WA so great - your success and everyone who is to follow! I'll be watching your progress and cheering for you!

Keep up the momentum!
Blessings,
Cindy
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derekmarshal Premium
Thank you kindly, Cindy.
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GiuliaB Premium
Ok, I know what to do now, Derek. I'm gonna have to case study your each and every move, as I have just entered my Q4 to the end of my first year, and I haven't put together a single penny!!

Congratulations my friend, and may 2017 become the success that you desire.
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derekmarshal Premium
Hi Giulia,

Excellent case study to follow is ItsVicky.com (member here) It certainly hits a home run with me!
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viyee Premium
Great work Derek, Wonderful, all the best 2017!
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derekmarshal Premium
Thank you
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Marcus1978 Premium
Awesome! Keep it up!
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derekmarshal Premium
Thanks Marcus.
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MPollock Premium
Everything counts, nice work
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derekmarshal Premium
Thank you
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WilliamBH Premium
Fantastic Derek! Amazing progress. Hope I can mirror it. Cheers, William.
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derekmarshal Premium
Thanks William, hope you can better it!
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waian Premium
Congratulations on your success Derek!
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derekmarshal Premium
Thank you
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