My Past Caught Up To Me & Paid Me $1828.05!
No, I don't have a criminal past. lol When I refer to the past here, I'm talking about an article I wrote back in August 22, 2017 that has earned me $1828.05 this year SO FAR! The amount is probably greater if I set the date range back to 2017 and if one of the affiliate partners I listed in my screenshot below was capable of providing more historical data.
Either way you can see the screenshot below. It's showing a tracking id I used for one particular article. I actually use tracking ids for all my articles so I can see which ones are leading to my income. Most affiliate networks provide this so ask the one you work with how to set that up.
In either case the data you're seeing in the screenshot reflects just one of many articles!
How Did This Happen?
There isn't any secret sauce to spill. I basically follow what I laid out in my cheat sheet and the training that WA teaches. But the take away for you is that an article I wrote nearly a year ago, took time to really rank well. And now it's still earning me money nearly a year later.
This isn't new I have hundreds of articles that have been written since back in 2012 that still get traffic and make me money now!
What Does This Mean For You?
The effort you put in now may not pay off right away! I discuss this in my farmer article. It may takes months or even a year before Google trusts you and ranks your site. But if you continue to pump out quality content applying what WA teaches, then you will eventually get traffic and make money. This money won't be one time. It can be for years to come.
And keep in mind this doesn't doesn't happen for every article. You never know which articles Google will like and rank. This leads me to my next point.
Wait & See = Lost Money!
Let's say you decide I'm going to write one article and wait to see if it ranks and makes me money. The best case scenario Google ranks it and you're making money like I mentioned above. But during that time you were waiting, you could have written more articles that Google may have ranked and made more money. But you missed that boat because you wanted to wait around and see if this really works or not.
In other words you need delayed gratification. You can't have an employee mentality of I put in x hours and I need to see x dollars in x time. Unfortunately this business doesn't always work that way when you first start. And that's what most people fail to understand. So they give up not realizing their effort is a long term investment.
Rome wasn't built in a day and neither will your business. The folks that approach this like a long term investment will eventually see the return. It may not be on every article you write but some of them will hit. It's a numbers game. But you have to be patient to see the odds work in your favor.
Write Content That Is Properly Optimized!
Jay has a great video that breaks down the proper steps to optimize your content and to help you with proper keyword research. Too many of you are writing willy nilly or just writing what you think would be a good topic. And what you should be doing is writing based on proper keyword research and applying proper SEO best practices.
If you're not doing that with all your articles, you're wasting time. You won't get traffic or make money. Write with a purpose that is guided by the proper training provided here. Don't ignore it because you're fixated on what you want to write or do. It's a receipe for disaster.
Run with what you've learned here. I've linked to a few sources that will help you get right. If you liked this post, you'll probably enjoy my others here, so check them out! That's where you'll find my best advice. Read that stuff first because it will usually address a question or concern you have.
At the end of the day this business works. But it will only work for you if you give it the patience and delayed gratification required to see the results. You can't come here with an employee or get rich quick mentality. It won't cut it.
Assuming you're following the training, your work will eventually pay off and it will continue to do that many times over. My example above proves that. And remember it's just one article!
Your articles are like checks waiting to be cashed later. If you're focused on any other distractions then you're leaving money on the table. Let that marinate in your mind.
Until next time ya'll,
Eddy with a y
I'm off to write myself some checks. lol