SAC, Month 2, Am I Getting Better or is it An Illusion?

Last Update: May 24, 2019

Whew, I am spending as much time writing as I am researching topics to write about. This is unusual because I use to be a once a week blogger. Now, I guess due to the SAC that I am so thankful for, I am doing my best to keep up with my team mates by publishing 3 posts a week.

I have learn some very valuable tips from the man himself, Kyle, and my respect and admiration continues to grow.

The screen shot above was taken just a few minutes ago and my post was published before I left for work at noon today. This post came from the motivating lesson for month 2 of the Super Affiliate Challenge.

These writing exercises are a challenge all in itself because I am a slow typist. I would like to learn how to speed up my writing process like Kyle suggested, dictation. LOL. If I tried that the machine would be laughing at me..

This is actually fun, though. Yes, I am working 40+ hours a week, and yes I still have chores to do once I get home. So squeezing time in here and there to research, to write, has my brain constantly absorbing new information. Don't get me wrong, I like challenges, expecially if they are going to benefit me.

I haven't posted here in a while so forgive my absences of late. I am suppose to keep everyone abreast to our progress. So far, so Good.

Exceed Your Vision

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Thomashowar1 Premium
Very nice work Ken , learning new things is healthy for the brain , it keeps it stimulated. to your success. Thomas
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kmer6 Premium
The day you stop learning is the day you stop moving forward. I intend to keep moving forward. Thank you, Thomas, for your inspiring words.
Ken
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RAFStuart Premium
Well Done Ken, we all are learning new things.
Stuart
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kmer6 Premium
You are so right, Stuart. It is encouraging to see that we are getting better every day. Practice makes perfect, so it is said. My goal is to keep moving forward.
Ken
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RAFStuart Premium
Likewise.
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YvetteBL Premium
Hi Ken that's great. Keep up the good work. I haven't keep up with my writing, life got in the way or I should say I have allowed life to get in the way and neglect what I came on this platform for. I am hoping to do the same as you and get writing. I am catching up on my course again
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kmer6 Premium
Thank you, Yvette, for your reply. I took last summer off from WA, doing what I love, making my garden and yard the best in the neighborhood. I regret it now because no telling how much farther along I would be had I continued to work my online business. I encourage you to stop procrastinating and find time to learn and grow.
Ken
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Lazyblogger Premium
Great, with the right attitude you will see your fruits from your hard labor. Good job.
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kmer6 Premium
Thank you, David, for reading my post. Attitude is everything. If you continue to show gratitude and think positive good things will happen, like magic.
Ken
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SteveMand Premium
Hi Ken - congrats on the above result - but note that keyword doesn't get any searches - it is always better to spend your time writing posts on keywords people search for, otherwise all your hard work goes to waste.

Keep on working hard though and you will be fine.
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kmer6 Premium
Hey, Steve, thank you for stopping by and reading my post. It is true that the keyword is a low hanging fruit that only gets 24 searches a month and very little traffic. There is a good possibility that this post will rank for other keywords besides my intended keyword term. Only Google knows for sure.
Ken
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SteveMand Premium
In the keyword box in the photo you have put 'best kept secrets for how to work from home after 50' - according to Jaaxy that gets less that 10 traffic a month.

But yes you are right it could rank for other terms.
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kmer6 Premium
You are right about the traffic. I didn’t pay close enough attention to all the numbers from the Jaaxy results. I am learning that if the traffic numbers are less than 50 then very little if any visitors will click on my post. Sad but true. I am paying closer attention to all the numbers and not just the search volume and QSR results.
Thank you for your great advice! I hope my next post will have a better outcome.
Ken
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SteveMand Premium
Yes the training advice is to aim for over 100 avg and over 30 traffic.

Keep going and good luck Ken :)
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kmer6 Premium
I have collected a lot of keywords over the last few months. I'm deleting the ones that have less than 40 traffic numbers so as not to waste time with a post that won't get any traffic.
Thank you for your recommendations, Steve.
Ken
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TomHayes1 Premium
Hi, there kmer6,

I know exactly what you are talking about when it comes to typing, I'm also a two finger job; But we manage to get there end.

I was a very poor writer communicator, and I can say without any doubt that my skills in writing are improving.

Let's not lose the fact that Kyle has been at this caper (writing) for more than 15 years so naturally he's got it down to pat; However, I feel the further we get into the SAC the better we'll all become.

It's just the other day that I started on a post but never completed, so today I went back to re-continue; But, before I started I read over what I had previously written and some of it was absolute crap. So from that point of view, mt skills are starting to hone in.

This challenge is the best thing since sliced bread was introduced and I'm enjoying every minute of it.

I'm also starting to get a few nibbles from a couple of my sites and that is reflecting back in my stats; But, unfortunately, no takers just yet. But not to worry as that will happen that's for sure.

Some of the training is things that without the help of SAC I for one would never have thought about and they are the finer points that make a huge difference.

That's about it, so until my next update keep writing.

Tom
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kmer6 Premium
I feel exactly like you, Tom on the progress we are making. A little reveal about me, I continue to read, and reread, and reread as I write and sometimes I lose focus. I assume that is because I don't write the whole post in one sitting. I really like the procedure Kyle introduced in his Month 2 followup email about using the template and fill in your topic headers first before adding the content. This helps me to keep the flow moving correctly so that I hit the key points of my post without jumbling my topics together.
It does a body good to see the efforts are paying off and getting noticed by the search engines.
Exceed your vision.
Ken
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BobRoman Premium
Thanks for sharing!
Wish you a smooth weekend!
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kmer6 Premium
Thank you, Bob, for reading my post and I also wish you a great weekend. After I get my chores done I'll be writing and researching.
Ken
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KathyAnne Premium
I'm also slow at typing since I had a stroke 5 years ago. I'm fine apart from my dodgy left hand! I used to touch type but now use one hand. One thing I definitely recommend is Dragon naturally speaking. I bought it a few years ago, and it's an excellent tool. I don't use that often as I prefer to type by hand, but it can really speed up the process!
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kmer6 Premium
Thank you, Kathy, for your suggestion. I have been reluctant in getting the software to do what I should already know how to do. I guess I am hardheaded. LOL. I will look into getting Dragon to see if it will work with my Southern accent.
Ken
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MineThatBird Premium
Excellent work!
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kmer6 Premium
Thank you, Kate, for reading my post. One thing I just learned from the second SAC email is to not focus as much on the search volume but instead look at the traffic numbers. The low hanging fruit, which is what my post was using only gets 24 searches a month and only 5 for traffic. The traffic numbers, unless they are high, will result in no traffic, regardless of the search volume.
I will be selecting traffic numbers with a minimum of 50 or close to it from now on.
Exceed Your Vision
Ken
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AnitaLouise Premium
Great work!!
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kmer6 Premium
Thank you, Anita, for reading my post and your inspiring words. I still have a lot to do and to learn and hone these new skills I am using. Have a successful week!
Ken
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