Oh-Oh! 666 Referral Milestone Reached.

Last Update: July 17, 2019

No, I'm not a devil worshipper, LOL 😀

Fortunately, I'm not superstitious either.

Having said that, in a strange twist of irony this morning, I was writing an email to send out to my subscribers about the darker-side of online marketing and I was using some "evil" analogies for a little fun. And then my phone buzzed.

Admittedly, there's nothing weird about that, I get notifications constantly, but when I picked it up I thought I'd check my stats for the day and there it was...

666 referrals.

I was hoping to reach 700 referrals this month and share a new milestone (and proof that what Wealthy Affiliate teaches works) but 666 is more interesting I think? Particulary because I was writing that email when it happened :-)

By any measure though, I'm happy with my traffic and referral numbers this month (these are for the last 30 days by the way, not just July). And I'm not sharing these number to brag but rather to point out that what we do here works. I know how frustrating it is if you're just getting started and I remember I'd even take it personally if my posts were ranking poorly (as if Google knows or cares who we are, lol).

It just can't be said enough. We all go through the difficult early stages but the training works. You just have to stick with it long enough to let it work.

It can be frustrating waiting for Google and Bing to show you a little love but from their perspective (or at least, from the perspective of their algorithyms), they see countless new bloggers and website owners quit within the first few months.

By 6 months the number of people who give up is pretty high and they have no reason to think your site will be any different...

... that is, until you keep going beyond 6 months and prove it to them (in a really competitve niche it may take longer). But success only comes beyond the point where most people give up.

Kyle has said it before (and I'm paraphrasing here)... "you can't fail, all you can do is quit"

I can't say it any better than that so I'll leave Kyle with the final word and end it here :-)

- Jay

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TitaWorks Premium
Hee! Good on ya!

-- Netta
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J-KWest Premium Plus
Thanks Netta :-)
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mcknisu Premium
Wow, how crazy and good is that. Thanks for sharing.
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J-KWest Premium Plus
Hey Susan, thanks for kind words :-)

Jay
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KC1953 Premium
Congrats on the 666 milestone.

I'm not saying there's any significance to this number but we had a locomotive with that number and it stayed in the shop more than out. lol
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J-KWest Premium Plus
Oh no. that's not good.

So what you're sayin' is...

"I'm not sayin'...
... I'm just sayin" 😃

Thanks for reading KC, I appreciate it :-)
Jay
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BrendaMZ Premium Plus
Congratulations Jay. You are correct. It takes time to build a business, especially with affiliate marketing. Any business for that matter takes a long time to see profit margins increase. Its true that organic traffic takes time. Thanks for sharing with us. It gives me the motivation not to quit and I been here for 6 months, aint gonna quit that is for sure.
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J-KWest Premium Plus
Thanks Brenda, I love your comparison between building an online business and a traditional offline business. You're exactly right, they both take time to see a profit.

The advantage to an online business is that it costs pennies by comparison. The disadvantage to an online business is also that it costs pennies by comparison.

It's too easy to not take it seriously.

When you've got 100K or more invested into a traditional business, you'll do whatever it takes to make it work. It doesn't matter how long or how hard you have to work... you don't have a choice.

An online business is too easy to walk away from. It's too easy to put off until tomorrow, next week or two months from now. But if you treat it like a 100K business (which it is) you can't help but succeed.

Thanks for taking the time to read and post your comment :-)

Jay
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BrendaMZ Premium Plus
Absolutely.
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LoneWolf83 Premium
That's great!!
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J-KWest Premium Plus
Thanks Jessica!
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