What I've been up to all this while

Last Update: June 27, 2019

It's really been quite a long while since I last posted here, and I thought it timely to now give an update of all that has been happening in my online journey.

Since joining WA in Feb 2018, I spent my first 9 months here working on my website in a health niche related to my kids' health condition, wanting to just pour my insights, experience and knowledge about healing naturally onto my blog, to help people in the same shoes. It wasn't really meant for monetizing, as I mainly promoted natural products that are cheap and can be found easily off supermarket shelves, like apple cider vinegar, dead sea salt, and stuff like that.

But what amazed me was the free organic traffic. Nothing to boast about, I know, with just 150 visitors per day. Yet it showed me that the training at WA absolutely works! I had zero experience in setting up websites, in fact I consider myself quite a dinosaur when it comes to any techy stuff. And yet with what WA teaches, I could actually own my very own website, and actually get targeted visitors landing on it, achieving the goal of helping those who need it most!

It was then, in Nov 2018, that I decided to start promoting WA, and hence my 2nd website, which is 7 months old now. In this time, I wrote 200 blog posts, each targeting a low hanging fruit when it comes to keyword, and each being complete and comprehensive in itself that will hopefully add immense value to my readers. These are the exact stuff that WA teaches.

And guess what, my organic traffic just hit 600 today, in just one day! It's super exciting. It's not to brag, but to show that just by following the training here at WA, implementing it, and sticking with it, you are going to see some unbelievable results!

If you are new here at WA, I hope this article assures you that the training here works, but it takes time to see results. Complete the training, implement whatever you learn as you go along, and keep on creating content, while staying patient to see results.

Have a nice day ahead, everyone!

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Jessibelle72 Premium
Thanks for sharing your insights and findings - and congratulations! Well done. Keep up the good work!
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Joo77 Premium
Thank you, Jessica. Wish you all the success to your online business too!
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FKelso Premium Plus
Well done. You are giving new folks an excellent message.
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Joo77 Premium
Hi Fran, thank you.
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kevin928 Premium
Thats brilliant Joo well done.

Inspiring for me to as I am also a dinosaur when it comes to anything remotely IT related and started my site becuase like you it was a passion about health.

It's not really meant for monetising as the products, like yours, are all off the shelf cheap products although I have sold some books and a few minor bits and pieces on Amazon.

Last month my traffic was just over 1200 visits (about 40 a day) and the site is already 6 months old.

Last month in May I started a new site to promote WA. It is just over 6 weeks old and I have managed 20 posts but so far no organic traffic and only started getting impressions in the last few days.

If I can match your organic traffic of 600 visitis by month 7 I would be ecstatic

Well done again.

Kevin
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Joo77 Premium
Hi Kevin, you will get there. I started from zero traffic too, everyone started out that way. Stick with it and you will see results.

You have a good heart. Continue to genuinely help people and add value to them, and the search engines will reward you for it.

I have the luxury of working full time hours on this since I started the 2nd website promoting WA. 8hrs a day: 5 in the morning while my kids are in school and 3 more at night after they go to bed. So depending on the hours you are able to put in, it may take different time periods to get to the same results. But you will get there, that’s for sure.
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kevin928 Premium
Thats brilliant Joo

My hours vary. I only work 16 hours a week as a teaching asssitant (but somehow always seem busy!).

I want to maintain my first site as well so my aim is 20 posts per month. That will probably be 5 or 6 on my old site and 14 or 15 on the new site which I just managed last month.

Is your traffic all seo organic or are you using social media as well and if so what platforms?
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Joo77 Premium
Hi Kevin,

I was teaching too, before I became a stay at home mum. :-)

I used to do a bit of Pinterest, it did drive traffic, but nothing beats organic ones from search engines. So right now, it’s zero social media for me as I tend to get distracted once I get on social media. Just burying my head and fervently churning out content, day in, day out. With the 200 posts done this year, mainly review posts, that’s where all the organic traffic comes from.

Just to give you an idea, yesterday’s traffic was 600+ from just organic. Another 40+ from direct as I have an autoresponder sequence for people signing up to my email list. 20 from social media, not from my own sharing but readers’ I guess.

If you have a preferred social media platform through which you can see results, then go ahead to promote your site on there. But stick with one platform at the start, focus is important, otherwise your efforts may become too scattered to see results.

For me, I truly believe in seo, it is the most powerful thing. So I just work on seo-ed content and nothing else.
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kevin928 Premium
Hi Joo

Thanks for your response. I was the same on my niche site trying to do FB, Twitter and Pinterest and was spending more time on there than writing.

I still tweet occasionally and add new posts to FB and Pinterest but thats it now. Thats why I was trying to decide what to do with my new site but I think at the moment it will be 100% focus on content

Can I ask what you use for your email list? I have mailchimp on my niche site although all I have is sign up widget and I really wanted to add a pop up and offer a free give away but am struggling to figure it out

I think on an MMO site mailchimp isn't so good so in the comeing months I will have to decided which route to go.

Have a great day

Kevin
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Joo77 Premium
Hi Kevin,
I did hear that sites in the MMO niche tend to get the dislikes of Mailchimp. I'm using ConvertKit, it's more expensive than the other very popular one which is Aweber. I chose Convertkit because I read about its higher deliverability, and it is super simple to use, when setting up the rules for email sequences, and tagging people. I started using it when I had barely 20 organic visitors a day. I find that it helps to retain more readers, without which they may just land on the site one time, and leave, and I'll never hear from them again.

But of course take your financial readiness into consideration, bearing in mind that an investment in an autoresponder may not pay off right from the start.

Hope this helps. You have a great day too!
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kevin928 Premium
Many thanks Joo

Another thing to add to the to do list!
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Joo77 Premium
No problem, Kevin. Let's press on towards success.
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SaraPoyner Premium
Amazing, great reassurance and motivation! Thank you for sharing : )
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Joo77 Premium
Glad you like it, Sara. Let’s work towards success together!
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SaraPoyner Premium
Yes lets : )
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Nick831 Premium
Sorry for the typo Joo.
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Joo77 Premium
No worries, Nick. It sounds nice too. Lol.
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