Signing up for my 2nd year, even though I have made $0.00! WHY!

Last Update: August 24, 2015

So some people might think that I am crazy. 'You made zero in your first year, what are you doing man!'


Let me explain why.

I started here by accident really. I was just having a look into how people made money on the interweb. I came across amazon affiliates, clickbank, WA, and a few others.

So I ended up signing up for my starter month, which then became a yearly membership.

I was pretty quick with coming up with my niche, I wanted to create an online version of an exercise program for back pain that I have shown to thousands of people over the past 10 years.

What I didn't realise was how much work it would take to build this website!

Between working my regular business, raising 2 kids (oldest in their final year of high school!) 6-7 days a week of sport, and throw in a house renovation! I don't know how I got anything done. But I did!

I have learnt A LOT!! From having absolutely no idea about any of this, I have created a paid membership website with 71 pages, 17 posts and over 100 comments . I have learnt to shoot, edit and upload videos (40 of them). I am still learning how to write high quality content, and to persist at it.


I have done quite a bit, but I have not made any $$ from it. Yet.


All the above has pretty much taken the full year in between everything else, and my course has only been open for a couple of weeks. So my view is that I am only at the very beginning of monetising it.

My mission for the next year is to focus on SEO and getting traffic. So far it has been slow, but it has not been my focus. Consistently writing quality content, engaging with comments, and refining what I already have, that is the plan.


The lesson here is, if you come here thinking it will be fast money, you are wrong. Some people do start making some cash quite early, but I think for most of us it takes time, as in years!

When I read about the more successful guys (and gals) here, they have all been in the game for years. That is my outlook, build a quality business that will last. It is the best way.


If anyone wants to check out my site it is.

www.treatbackpainnaturally.com

I would love to hear from anyone with a background in marketing or website design with some tips for conversion.


Thanks, and have an amazing day!

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Mark1957 Premium
Hi Brad
Just reading through this it comes to mind that you've achieved a huge amount in your first year in terms of knowledge and the amount of content you have created so if I were you I'd be immensely proud of your efforts.
I had a quick look at your home page and I like the layout and the fact you give a 100% money back guarantee, maybe one thing I'd change is not having your testimonial video on autoplay. I personally am not a fan of that and I think most people looking at your site would click play naturally when they are ready to watch it.
To give you some encouragement I've posted a link below to DomW's blog from a few days ago....I think it makes great reading! Good luck with your future endeavours Brad, carry on as you have been doing and I think it'll all come good for you.

Mark
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DrBrad Premium
Hi Mark,

Thanks for the feedback.

I wasn't sure about the autoplayback video, so it is great to get some input on that. I have seen it used on a few other websites, and it annoyed me too! But I thought that it must be the way to go, that's why I did it that way. I will change it as you have suggested.

I have read Dom's post before, it is reasuring that I am on the right track.

Brad
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Mark1957 Premium
No problem Brad, good luck!
Mark
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BrooklynPhil Premium
I can relate 100%. I thought that I could find a mentor here at WA and with their one-on-one help I would be up and making money within six months. I never found that mentor (I got a lot of offers, but no mentor).

Needless to say, I'm not where I thought I would be, but I'm pleased with how far I've come and often surprised with what I've been able to build. I have a clearer picture of what I need to do and how much work it's going to take.

I'm here for the long haul and enjoying the journey.

I enjoyed your website, much success with it.
Phil
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copperdell Premium
You are totally right. Love the site
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MarionBlack Premium
It takes time, dedication and patience to build a successful website. You have shown that you have all three in spades. Here's to your success in this new year. :) ~Marion
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DrBrad Premium
Thanks Marion, I learnt some video skills from you!
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Loes Premium
It's the best reason to stay:) the terrific education! Everything else will inevitable follow!
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