3 Month Progress Report
What can you achieve in 3 months?
When you look at it, quite a bit really. After my questioning blog yesterday here it is a brief summary of my first amazing 3 months at WA.
Certificate training complete.
Started Bo’s Gogetters Training but I have to admit I haven’t followed though adequately.
I am thinking about doing the parts of Bootcamp that I can apply to my niche sites. I don't want to start a MMO site yet, but I see some really interesting comments from people who are doing Bootcamp and I feel it would help to add to my overall knowledge.
Plus I like the structure of the more formal training.
I have read and put into practice so many tips and suggestions from members, as well as listened to You Tube audios and read ebooks recommended by other members. For this I am forever grateful as I have learnt so much from this community.
I have also developed a core group of mentors, whose advice I value and trust and to me this is priceless in guiding my development as an online entrepreneur.
My Horse Handbook is my niche site and I am quite proud of it.
I think it looks professional and as I keep adding content I can see it building into an authority site for new horse owners.
Horses are my passion and this niche suits me to a T. I don't know if it will ever monetise but I am enjoying building it.
I have set up and am active in 4 social media sites, and I am now learning to be creative in Canva to produce a more professional look and feel for my social media engagement.
Currently I have 41 posts, 6 pages and 80 comments. No real traffic to speak of or sales, but hey it's only 3 months right?
Playing around the edges with a new business venture building websites for local business. I have started my first client website which is for a pest control business (family member).
It is a way for me to test the waters and see if I can do this part-time for some added income. Local SEO is intriguing and I am enjoying learning this side of the business.
At the time of writing I am currently #80.
I am very proud to be in the Top 100, and while I don't wish to wade into the whole ranking discussion, I do think it needs to be made clearer that the ranking is a measure of interaction, not length of tenure, knowledge or financial achievement.
Suffice to say I help out when I can and I try my very best to be encourage towards all members.
I heard the ethos of WA loud and clear within the first few weeks of becoming a member. We are a family, we pay it forward and we help each other out when we can.
Other members have been nothing but kind and helpful to me, answering all my newbie questions which I am sure they had all heard and answered 100 times before; and so I do my bit to pay it forward and in turn answer all the same questions for new members.
$2000 months consistently by May 2019.
My boss of 16 years will be retiring next May and I am unsure how this will change my full-time employment.
This is why I started with WA in the first place, to provide a safety net of additional income in case things go pear-shaped at work on his retirement.
While my $2000 a month goal will not be enough for me to give up my full time job it became evident, after I start with WA, that my original goals and timelines were not realistic or achievable.
Working full-time I don’t think I am able to give the time it takes to my niche site to have it cover all my wage within this time frame.
So a reassessment was necessary and I will know I am going in the right direction if I can achieve this goal within the next 12 months.
$10,000 months consistently by December 2020
18 months on from the above goal and once I am able to give up working for the man and dedicate 100% of my time to building my online empire I feel this will be achievable.
At this point I do not know how, but I am putting this out to the Universe now and working on my shorter term goal until it becomes my reality.
This will enable us to move interstate and purchase property where I can have my horses at home, set me up a lovely home office to continue working from and life will be just peachy.
Only One - Time
Working a full time job as well as trying to build an internet empire can be disheartening at times.
I have so much I want to do and achieve, but I need to be realistic about the time I have to commit.
Firstly to building out my core niche site, plus then any additional affiliate websites I might need to reach my goals and developing the web design business as a paying concern.
There is so much more training I want to do, so much more knowledge that I need to make this a success.
I am really struggling to come to terms with the amount of time I can commit to growing the site and continuing to educate myself which I know I need.
I am not looking for suggestions on time management. I know about prioritising and setting goals and if you want it enough you’ll make it happen etc, etc, etc.
I am managing my time as well as possible, unfortunately there are only 24 hours in each day and I do need to sleep at some point.
To be honest I am rather envious of those who are able to get up in the mornings and get stuck into the laptop life.
I am hardworking, and I know if this was my core employment I would be much further ahead, but thems the breaks.
I am on track, with eyes firmly on the prize and I am prepared to give what it takes to create a successful career in affiliate marketing.
So there you have it my first 3 months at WA.