Time flies!

It's been one year since I joined Wealthy Affiliate.

I've learned a lot during the past one year and gained a lot too.

I only have one website at the moment, and my current gut feeling tells me to continue focusing on it and be an expert on my niche.


Here's the summary of what I've accomplished for the past one year:

  1. Website achievement
    • I've reached more than 1000 pageviews a day (something that I would not even imagine before!)
    • This website has made more than $1K in revenue. I remember the day I did my very first training in WA and Kyle asked about our monetary goal, I mentioned $1K and hey, I'm here now. Thinking that 6 months ago, I only earned less than $100, I would not imagine I've reached this level so fast.
    • I've got noticed online! Some brands have approached me personally to do a sponsored product review. In fact, I was so surprised and -ahem- slightly unprepared. My first media kit was only made less than 3 weeks ago because one brand actually requested for it, lol.
  2. Personal :
    • I used to be a very shy person who rather stay quiet and rarely share my opinion. But now, I am more open about voicing out my opinion and promoting my website to my friends.
    • I managed to quit my full time job and be with my kids. This has been my dream since long long time ago. Yes, I have not reached the income level that I got when I still worked full time. But let's think about this. I only work 1-2 hours a day to work for this website while earning roughly 25% of what I earned full time (10-hour a day). So, I get a higher hourly salary! With this, I can use my other spare time to focus on my family and my kids development.


For new members...

It's exciting to see how others have been progressing and perhaps you would imagine that 1 year later you would be there.

But let me tell you more stories..

My online journey is NOT ALL sunshine and roses..

I failed before...

In fact, I've created a website before joining WA but getting nowhere.

I didn't narrow down my niche enough.

I was writing all sort of things that I was interested at that moment.

I had trickles of traffic, but that's it.

I had no conversion, no growth.

I fed up.

I quit.


What makes the difference now?

After joining WA, I am MORE committed.

I followed the training step by step and make sure I finish the required tasks before I move on.

I created posts after posts and constantly tweak them to make them better.

I watched Jay's webinars and more webinars.

I learn new techniques and apply them to my website.

I don't just dream, I take action.

And that, partly because, I took the Annual Membership.

It's not cheap, I know.

But I told myself, "you have spent such a huge amount of money. You better make this work."

And it did.

Will I renew my annual membership?

Of course, yes!

I owe WA for all the achievements that I got so far.

So, if you are still contemplating whether you should go premium and go yearly, I would say "Go for it! You won't regret it!"


What's next?

I'll continue to pursue my website growth.

I have one particular goal in mind, which I hope I can achieve it in the next one year.

I want to create and sell my own product.

That's it.

Wish me luck, friends..

I wish you all the best in your online journey with Wealthy Affiliate.

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renatopengue Premium
Great work and thank you for inspiring us, best luck with your new website.
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fiftarina Premium
Thank you!
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MelaniLukito Premium
Good afternoon. I just read an article about your success story and very impressed. How did you enroll in Amazone? What address and city did you fill as I knew the list only contain cities in USA. Thank you for the attention.
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fiftarina Premium
Hi Melani, I used Singapore-based address if I'm not wrong. I think it should be possible to enroll even though you are not based in USA
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MelaniLukito Premium
I will try, thank you for answering, Rina. Look forward to read your success story with your own product.
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Lowaikar Premium
Great! Good achievement. I wonder how come you only spend 1/2 hour a day and reach this far?
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fiftarina Premium
Haha.. I don't have specific answer to this. Perhaps because I tried my best to produce great content, even though I don't post so frequently. Great post + low competition keyword => easy to rank in Google => easy to get traffic. I hope this make sense.
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SondraM Premium
Thank you for sharing your story. Best wishes for continued growth and success.
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GoranVinko Premium
Another inspiring story.
Thanks for sharing!
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preciousns Premium
Well done and congratulations on all your acheivements so far. I've seen your website and think it looks so good. I was so impressed and I can tell that you've worked very hard.

Seeing this post has given me an extra motivation boost and much needed encouragement to keep going and push through.

Wishing you continued success! :)
Steph
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fiftarina Premium
I'm glad that you feel more motivated with this blog post. That's exactly why I decided to share my progress here. To give inspiration for new and existing WA members. I wish you all the best. Be consistent, focus, and soon you'll be on your road to success.
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Borneoman Premium
Tahniah!!
Saya hampir berputus asa sebab sangat payah utk dpt sales. But this particular post really inspired me to work even harder and not giving up.
-Raynold-
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fiftarina Premium
Hello Raynold,
Are you by chance from Malaysia?
Thank you and terima kasih banyak2 =).
The first sale is usually the hardest but once you reach that stage, more sales will come naturally. All the best!
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Borneoman Premium
Thanks for your kind words Rina :-)
Yes I'm a Malaysian living in Sabah. It's not easy but I just got started in affiliate marketing. There are still lots of things to learn to be successful in this business.
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JJ3030 Premium
Congrats on reaching your goals
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fiftarina Premium
You're welcome!
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ClareG Premium
Fantastic update! Congratulations, you rock!!
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mijareze Premium
Great job!
Ed
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fiftarina Premium
Thank you, Ed!
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jetaranda Premium
I love your story, inspires me to keep going.
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fiftarina Premium
Glad that my story inspires you =)
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Your story is very inspiring! Please how do I visit your website? I would like to take a tour there. I don't see the link. Cheers. I wish you all the best.
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fiftarina Premium
I just realised that I should not post my website address here. Please view my profile to check my website address.
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joe1st Premium
Thanks for sharing your storie and congratulations on your journey so far. Very inspiring!

I just want to ask how did you find the time to do what you did? I mean you have kids and you was working a full time job.
I'm really struggling to find time, well not really about the time, more on being focused on the work. I'm currently working a full time job 10-12 hours a day and when I get home I'm just too exhausted to write contents.

Your storie is really inspiring and I really hope I will also get there one day.

Kind regards
Joe ☺
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fiftarina Premium
Hi,

I drafted my content in Evernote during my commuting to work in my mobile device.
I also use my lunch time at work to edit my images.
At home, I usually wake up early to do my stuff, while my family are all still asleep. I was able to do this because I had a live-in helper at home who took care of the household chores.

Now after I quit my job and no longer has a live-in helper, I work on my website during my kids' nap time, after their bed time, or early in the morning.
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ehaines Premium
Thank you for sharing your experience. It is truly inspiring!
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fiftarina Premium
You are welcome.
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DBritton Premium
Congratulations on a job well done!
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fiftarina Premium
Thank you!
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paulgoodwin Premium
I think you have a great website and I have left you a comment but it took me ages where to find to leave it!
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I wish you great success in your next year and a very well done
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fiftarina Premium
Hi Paul, thank you for taking your time to visit my website and leave a comment. I really appreciate it.
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paulgoodwin Premium
Hello and thank you - and you are more than welcome to leave a comment on my site as well
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CoachGom Premium
I checked your site and I'm impressed with your talent of choosing a good niche. Just keep going, you'll go places! =)
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fiftarina Premium
Thank you for the compliment!
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NikNikoKhail Premium
Congratulations on your first your achievement. I literally just finished the classrooms, and I'm about to hop into the certification courses. I really hope I do well this year, but I'm very committed in everything I do so I'm not really worried.

Well, take care, and I wish you well in your future endeavors.

Respectfully,

Nikolai
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fiftarina Premium
Thank you. Take your time to go through the course, Nikolai. And most important, follow the step by step tutorial and finished the assigned task. Good luck to you!
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Profithog Premium
Good Job! Pretty cool :-)
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fiftarina Premium
Thanks
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ebufi Premium
Congratulations !!
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fiftarina Premium
Thank you!
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fiftarina Premium
Thank you!
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Anh Premium
Wow, I am so happy to hear how far you've gotten after one year.

To be honest, at first, I was a bit envious since it's one year for me at Wealthy Affiliate too and although I've achieved quite a few things, I didn't have as much traffic or earn as much as you.

Then I read the next part where you told us about the fact that you've failed before. This is the first time I created a website, and I may need to fail more, gain more experiences on my way to success. But as you advised, I'm sticking to this and committed to making it work.

Thanks so much for sharing!

Cheers,
Anh
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fiftarina Premium
Hey Anh,
Exactly, that's why I feel the need to tell the stories before WA.
When new members come to WA, they all have different backgrounds.
Some have online experience, a little.
Some have 5 years experience...
Some have a technical background...
And the rest are starting from the scratch.

Btw, I just browse through your blogs and you have such an impressive achievement. Being featured in ProBlogger then HuffPost (man, this is my dream!).
Congrats to you and to your success ahead.
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Anh Premium
Aww, thanks so much for the kind words.

As someone who has emotional issues, it's not always easy to focus on the positive wins. And the struggle to keep moving forward everyday can be painful, but nothing worth having in life comes easy, right?

I wish you all the best as well in your endeavour as well!

Cheers,
Anh
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Me4TheWin Premium
Congratulations! It is so exciting to hear how you have grown in the last year! How wonderful that you are finally able to be home with your children like you wanted to! Mine are all but grown now, but I remember how thrilling it was to be able to take that step, andI don;t regret a single moment. I solook forward to seeing your next post a year from now and hearing about your new product line!!! :-)
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fiftarina Premium
Thank you, Deedee! Btw, your website looks pretty, love it!
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Thesecret101 Premium
Excellent run down of your time here, I've been here just over a month, and it's very inspiring to hear what I could be looking forward to in the near future...keep up the good work, and I look forward to another update in the future
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fiftarina Premium
Thank you! Keep following the training, and in months ahead, your journey will become more exciting!
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Thesecret101 Premium
Will do, there's just soo much to learn, especially after finishing the course there's the bootcamp and also Jay's training, but it's all good fun...I hope you continue to get better and better results
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NorahJ Premium
One of the ways that people are successful is that they are coachable/trainable - I struggle with this at times but again you are the proof that following the steps does work. Congratulations - I love the tone of your post.
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fiftarina Premium
Hi Norah, try to take one small step at a time. It might be confusing at first, but keep trying and ask when you are in doubt. The community here is wonderful and so responsive. I wish you all the best.
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AlexEvans Premium
Congratulations that is a real achievement, and best wishes fit the coming year I am sure you will create and sell your item product.
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fiftarina Premium
Thank you!
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Grandma1945 Premium
Wonderful post and so great to hear about your great success. Blessings to you.
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fiftarina Premium
Thank you so much!
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Merideth Premium
Congratulations
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fiftarina Premium
Thank you!
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NRosales Premium
A big congratulations to you, I am glad little by little you are achieving your dream, and I believe this will happen to me as well.
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fiftarina Premium
Thank you. I am confident you will reach this stage soon! All the best!
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Noteboom Premium
Thank you and congratulations! What a very motivated article! You help others with this, keep going with your great job!
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fiftarina Premium
Thanks a lot. I hope I can motivate other members to keep going and reach their goals.
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JudeP Premium
Great progress, here's to the next year! :)
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fiftarina Premium
Thank you Jude. You are my inspiration!
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JonStevens Premium
Congratulations on achieving those great accomplishments!
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fiftarina Premium
Thank you, Stevens. All the best for you too
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