120 Day Newbie Progress Report

Last Update: May 12, 2020

Kia Ora,

Good Evening, From New Zealand Friends and Colleagues

100th Blog

For my 100th Blog which coincides with my 120 day or 4 lunar months with Wealthy Affiliate I wanted to provide my progress report as an indication to other Newbies as to what things may look like at this point.

This is not a template, it is an example that I hope will give both heart and a sense of pragmatic realism to those, who like me are on the earliest part of their Wealthy Affiliate Journey.

I am happy to say that it is much as I would have expected and much as I was led to believe by Kyle in his early messaging to me designed to encourage and get me going on the platform but at the same time provide a realistic set of expectations.

The Beginning

Just before I hit the stats I just want to recap on my first 17 days which for me were a tour de force.

Within 17 days of going premium (I was so impressed that I signed up to my Premium subscription, at the end of my first day as a free member) I had built two websites, written over 30,000 words, of keyword rich content, between 28 articles, and I had both sites indexed on Google.

I then determined that I would make it a goal to write at least 1000 words each day until reaching 70 articles on each of my sites. 18 32 35

So how did I do?......

The Stats

  • 120 days at Wealthy Affiliate
  • 3 websites up and traffic growing slowly but steadily
  • Article count 18, 32 and 35 respectively on the 3 sites
  • 118,000 words - lagging by just under 2,000 words but I will catch those up this weekend
  • Just made my first sale on Amazon this week, just as they were about to eject me LoL
  • 2 of the 3 sites have had pageOne 1st position rankings on Google and Bing
  • Double figures in WA referrals
  • Current 40% referral conversion rate
  • In profit after paying for membership fees
  • Learning daily working through bootcamp training and trying to improve as I go
  • Network of over 2000 souls following me and being followed back
  • Currently enjoying my role as a WA Ambassador helping where I can

Next Move

Well given that it all seems to be turning out as Kyle predicted it would, I am of the opinion, so far, that this probably works.
This leads me to the conclusion that if I keep on learning, and keep on applying what i learn, that it will probably only get better..

So still a long way from being a millionaire if indeed I ever will be LoL, but a lot further along, a lot more knowledgable and a lot more confident of making this work than I was 120 days ago.

I am still excited and still having a lot of fun, what about you?...............

With that, from New Zealand Friends and colleagues, I wish you a peaceful goodnight from New Zealand I have some words to catch up on LoL.

Kia Koa, Kia Kaha

Hamish🧐

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DCrossland Premium
Fantastic!! A great amount accomplished in a short time. I am just starting to get the ball rolling, still working on the basics. After reading several articles of people's personal journey I know it will take time, effort, consistency, perseverance and focus. However, being in charge of your destiny is priceless and so is the support everyone gives and receives on this platform. Keep Enjoying!
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Marilynsmith Premium
Wow! You did excellent in such a short space of time Mr Hamesh You deserve a pat on the back. Thank you for sharing. My content usually take awhile to create. Can anyone please give me some insight where I can find really good content like yours? I am not very saavy with the internet but willing to learn everything that works smarter.
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42Louise Premium
Get stuck into the training with Kyle, he gives you A LOT of ways to generate ideas for content.

Good Luck.
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42Louise Premium
Here's a list (to generate content ideas) that I got from when I did the training:

Google Instant
Google Alphabet Soup
Jaaxy
Jaaxy Alphabet Soup
Trendsmap --Explore Twitter Trending Topics
Current news
Set up Google alerts for your niche
Check out forums to see what people are asking

Enjoy the training!

Louise
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Hamish58 Premium
Great points from Louise and this will help too
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KrisOne Premium
Hi Hamish,

Thank you for posting your experience with your first 120 days! It was an encouraging and very uplifting read.

I'll be coming up on 90 days soon and am wondering how on earth I'm going to accomplish what you have. It's nerve-wracking, lol. Positive reinforcement like what you have provided here keeps me going.

And now I'm following you! Thanks again.

Kris
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Hamish58 Premium
Don’t get freaked out. The speed is the not the important trying we are all different Kris, it is is consistency that is important.

As long as you do something every day that moves you forward you are going two be absolutely fine🧐
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KrisOne Premium
Thank you!!
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Hamish58 Premium
You have this buddy 👍🏼🧐
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tonyfedora Premium
Is "Hamish" maori for "Kick Ass"? It's my first day as a premier member of WA and you have me not only optimistic and anxious to get started, but I am SO fired up about my future here! Many thanks and I can't WAIT to hear what's next for you!

Keep going Hamish!
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Hamish58 Premium
Kind words and thanks if it motivates you, then I have achieved what I set out to. Good luck bud, stay in touch🧐
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hamish,

Thank you so much for sharing your progress. I am on my third month and I can only manage 1 website (64 posts with 102K all time written words).
I really am tempted to crate another site but my mentor keeps letting me know that it is better for me to focus on one website first.
I admire you for your determination with your 3 websites. Great job in getting two figures referrals.
Seems like I need to kick start my affiliate site soon. :)

Once again thank you for sharing. It's very encouraging! You're one of my inspirations here at WA.

Ferra
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Hamish58 Premium
You are doing really well stay with the advice from your mentor Amelia. i am well used to juggling multiple projects so I feel real comfortable, but its not for the faint hearted Lol🧐
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