My Journey to 10K
A bit about myself: I started in online marketing back in early 2016. I had no clue what I was doing, but I somehow stumbled upon kindle publishing and had quite a bit of success with that for a while.
Unfortunately I made a lot of mistakes a long the way, and that came to a spectacular end.
However during that time I got into affiliate marketing and did fairly good looking back on it. I just opened a youtube channel initially and started making money right away!
At the time I didn't realize it - but that is an amazing amount to make for someone just starting out without a website. However I just got lucky and promoted the right products to the right audience. Beginners luck it turns out.
Things take a turn...
After my initial success with my Youtube channel, I thought I had this whole affiliate marketing thing figured out.
Boy was I wrong.
I wanted to learn SEO so I decided to jump in and take a bunch of courses and get personal training from a few well-known SEO's.
I also purchased a bunch of pre-made affiliate websites thinking that with all the information I learned, I would be able to scale them up quickly.
Little did I know at the time that the information I got was outdated and one of the coaches ran off with my money after 1 session!
So here I was with THOUSANDS of dollars spent on training, courses and websites with next to nothing to show for it!
I was burning through my money at an amazing pace. I didn't realize it at the time, but all those expenses added up! At the same time my personal life hit a rough patch. So not only was I failing at business, I was failing at life...
Persistance Pays Off
I spent so much money on trying to build all these sites and spread myself so thin that I really started to doubt myself and everything that I learned.
But finally, things started to turn! Google started paying attention to my sites and I FINALLY started to see some results!
Slowly, noticed that my rankings were improving. Keywords that I thought weren't possible to rank for, I could see my sites getting onto page 2.
Then out of nowhere I started ranking on page 1 for some pretty competitive terms. I finally felt vindicated after blowing through thousands with literally nothing to show except a empty back account.
Why Am I Doing This?
Documenting my journey to 10k visitors per month is something that is definitely taking me out of my comfort zone. One of the reasons I liked affiliate marketing is because I didn't have to put my name on anything. So if it failed, it would hurt.
But doing this will help me be accountable so it will be a good way to grow myself personally.
Before I started this site, I felt uncomfortable sharing anything I was doing with my friends. Call it insecurity, call it a mental block - its probably the biggest hurdle I will have to get over.
You see, Hustle Life was previously a website called The Lazy Plumber - it was pretty much your run of the mill shitty affiliate site that was filled with a bunch of reviews articles and barely anything else. No content, no personality no soul.
I really hated everything about it! I wanted to throw it in the trash, but I decided to rebrand it totally to something that speaks to me.
Hustle Life is all about working hard, even when everything is working against you. I want it to be something that I can be proud of and share with my friends.
I also want this journey to help inspire other people thinking of doing the same thing. I might not get there, but it will sure be fun to try!
So join me on my journey and stay tuned for updates and insights that I learn along the way.
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