Accountability. A Look Back at the Last 3 Months.

Last Update: May 10, 2018

As you build out your business, it is always important that you reflect on what you have done, and in some case what you haven't done.

Completing an accountability "check" every 3-4 months is always a good idea, in particular one where others can offer you feedback on your achievements, and help you come up with ideas as to how you can better achieve results.

This "inward look" into my activities is something that I have always done in business (and in life). The reason I wait 3 months is that if you are doing this on a too regular basis you are going to be spending ALL of your time self reflection (which isn't useful).

So today we are all going to look back on the last 3 months, our accomplishments, what we are proud of, and what we feel we could have done better.

Take a moment and leave your responses to these 5 questions below.

  • How did the first 3 months go?
  • What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
  • Where did you waste time?
  • What tasks did you got better with?
  • What can you do better in the next 3 months?

It is this honest self reflection that will lead to improvement, growth, and your ability to streamline your business. It is OK to be hard on yourself sometimes, it leads to self-improvement. Just as important though, you want to celebrate your accomplishments. This will serve as motivation.

Having a healthy mix of both will lead to progression and more success in your business. I really look forward to seeing your responses.

Here is to a productive, exciting, and high achieving 3 months ahead!

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edobrick Premium
the training part less I like to have for me to in each tried in Google yahoo also less I have found some ones worked for me some have long list to work from for me ones worked for long before have some good ones too I like from then still working long hours for me have some still one I'm working on that too maybe I can work more on this one later on from now
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prakk46 Premium
I started month one with so much enthusiasm. Reading tutorial and doing research for contents on most nights upto 2am. After completing 8 posts, disaster struck. I was bedridden for 3 months. Now I am able to sit up, and I am getting hold of my mobile phone to log into WA. Although I am not able to sit at my workspace to work on my laptop, I am happy to be able to use my mobile to log into WA.
I hope to be up and and running soon and start to catch up with my online business.
Yes I have missed 3 months of work, but I will be back.
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laurenjean Premium
Oh nooooo. So sorry to hear of what you've been going through Prakkhan. Hope you are feeling 100% again soon. I'm sure you can pick up where you left off.
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prakk46 Premium
Thank you for your encouragement. Yes very happy to be able to sit up and reading posts from WA.
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mbstory4 Premium
You'll get there. I got distracted by weather related issues after 3 months I am back. Bit by bit you'll get there.
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Shweta10mg Premium
Eat well and have protein fruit smoothie no sugar no fats. Rest if it’s too much and have hot water and something calming.

Get back up and also to minimize boredom, have your tv run in the background, preferably a documentary related to your topic.

That is what I do if I feel exhausted or where inspiration is in dire need. Open windows for fresh air throughout the house and have scented aromatherapy or candles. It’s only because as humans we feel good vibes bring luck and wealth .
The past few days I’ve been keeping ( since I’m Hindu), the epic Ramayana in screen In Netflix to inspire me . I can’t tell you how much more energized I feel and far better off .
Then if tv is too distracting, listen to self empowering audio books before you write and before bed.
For all this you don’t need to mobilize yourself maybe a teeny bit.:) but that’s like lifting the phone or something.
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Zappades Premium
All the best to you, things will work out somehow :)
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boucherda Premium
I started off month 1 with gusto and enthusiasm. Much of what was in the first part of the program I had done previously so keeping up with the tasks was achievable, especially since the tasks were very specific. Then the tasks became more creative orientated. For example it took me a week to write a 1,200 word review of Wealthy Affiliate. During this time I am trying to keep up with my WA emails. I have restricted these to New Followers, Special Offers, Website Comments and Training. Even that takes up a lot of time and because my replies have become brief or non existent my ranking has gone from 5,747 to 14,633 - a bit of a demotivator!!
So now I move into month 2 and I have to set a goal of writing 12,000 words or 12 articles. At the present rate of progress that’s an impossibility, so my motivation is continuing to dwindle.
Month 3 is on hold at the moment.
So to answer the questions:
How did the first 3 months go?
In general I would have to say - not very well.
What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
I have improved my websites(2 of them), but because I find content difficult and very time consuming it lacks quality and therefore doesn’t attract readers.
Where did you waste time?
Thinking about what to write.
What tasks did you got better with?
Website layout and structure
What can you do better in the next 3 months?
Speeding up content writing - it’s a long haul.
On the plus side I really enjoy the lessons and continue to learn much about the concept of online business.
Thank you Kyle for setting this up.
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Henr Premium
How did the first 3 months go?

I started the training and it went well until I had to make posts. This is what´s my biggest challenge. I haven't spent that much time in WA either. I have to put more effort and time.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

I am happy that a friend of mine recommended WA. Even if I haven't done much so far, I am still positive and motivated. I know I have to spend more time in WA to see any results.

Where did you waste time?

My discipline can be much better. I can work with WA one day and then I don't spend time in WA in a few days. That's because I´m able to get stuck and feel that I don't know how to advance. I guess I have to more active and ask more questions and also be more consistent in WA. I also love to watch football and hockey games on tv, and that also make that I don´t enter to WA.

What tasks did you got better with?

I understand the keyword research better.

My English is improving.


What can you do better in the next 3 months?

Be more active in WA. Try to enter every day and be more consistent.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Henrik,
When you get stuck you can ask for advice from the community.
Others may have gotten stuck at the same place as you.

This community loves to help when they can, but we can't help if we don't know you need it.

I hope to see you around more.

Lee Ann
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Henr Premium
Hi Lee Ann!

That's nice to hear! Thank´s!

Henrik
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Anytime my friend.
I wouldn't have made it as far as I have without this community.
I am more than willing to help you and if it is something I can't help with, I will find someone who can : )
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hirohurl Premium
How did the first 3 months go?

In the first month I completed 14/18 of the tasks. Since then the number of completed tasks has been much lower.

In the second month, college classes started again (I'm a freelance English language teacher in Japan) and I find it difficult to do creative stuff related to my business on busy teaching days: content creation goes down the plughole.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

* I have managed to stay on track and publish my regular Friday blog post.

* I've managed to create a YouTube video every Sunday. In the video I run a prize draw for active team members in one of my programs.

* I started making "screenshot" videos and have created some Wordpress training videos on YouTube.

Where did you waste time?

Too much time spent scrolling through Facebook. Also, I can get distracted by YouTube videos - there's so much interesting content on YouTube!!

What tasks did you got better with?

* I ran a Google Adwords ad and got a lot of cheap traffic and quite a few conversions, which has given me more consfidence in continuing to experiment with PPC from now on.

* I found a better (i.e. much cheaper) alternative to Hootsuite for social media campaigns and have found it much easier to run social media campaigns as a result.

* I learnt about Pinterest and how to use Canva to create Pinterest and Facebook memes. :-)

What can you do better in the next 3 months?

There's a lot I need to improve on, from writing content that converts, to creating email follow-up series that get results, and working on conveying the value proposition behind my business idea, and getting my whole business funnel to work more smoothly.

Also, setting out clear online-business-related tasks that I can achieve during the working week. In short, improving my business-related efficiency.
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RichardU Premium
Ok, let's see ...
Not to my expectations but I did put in more effort than I have ever done. The exercise was indeed what I needed.

I have three websites running, drummed up more than 20,000 words in between them, made a sell in one of my high paying affiliate program, picked up quite a lot of new ways to improve both my writing and delivery, saw improvement on my SEO, and finally beginning to like writing lol.

The shortcomings, there is not enough time to do anything. juggling between work, family and Wealthy Affiliate is not easy but I like the challenge.

The journey is great.
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Zappades Premium
Sounds good to me :)
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RichardU Premium
Thank you
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Timtriedthat Premium
How did the first 3 months go?
Good! The layout of this program and how it is conducted got no comparison on the www. I established my lines of business and interest and learned a lot from the structure of content Kyle is providing.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities am I proud of?
I am still very much involved in my off-line business related to Industrial Automation and Renewable Energy. My websites on WA are supporting that business and pushing it up on many search engines.

Where did you waste time?
That question is very much 'user specific'. As industrial consultant I need to find solutions for my customers which involves a lot of time sourcing on the internet. For me it is part of creating income. Yet, sometimes, I see me going off track which one could name it 'wasted time' - for me it is relaxing the focus of what I am looking for, returning on track after a while to find a solution to my requested information.

What tasks did you got better with?
To better handle internet/websites 'regulations' - the doe's and dont's

What can you do better in the next 3 months?
Improving my current off-line business websites. Improving my WA internet website. Improving and publish my monthly Amazon store websites.

Thank you Kyle for your priceless support!
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LJackson1 Premium
Unfortunately the first 3 months didn't go as I had planned. I didn't take enough time to post anything and I still don't have my website up and running.... at least not yet. I am proud of the fact that I did write a couple of reviews. I wasted time by watching other tutorials and YouTube videos, but everything was related so I guess not too bad. I have set my goal to do @ least 2 hours a day, at least studying. But I'm determined to get my website up and running by June!! I've had a lot of personal issues to deal with...No excuse I know .I do so appreciate being part of the swag group , So thank you again Kyle!
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dalwhu Premium
In my first three months I have had 21 pages indexed. I went over all pages making sure all the SEO keywords and titles were what I needed for my articles and I checked all all images had ALT titles.

I used canva to create various posters for my pages and asked family and friends to comment on my page and posts on my pages as well as sharing them here.

I made my first ever referral sale and made $31.50 from it so far. I have also made a few niche sales through amazon.

I do not think I wasted time when I was on wealthy affiliate however I think I need to spend more time developing my my business. Although I juggle work and being a single parent two teenage sons with special needs I still believe I can contribute more time to my websites this is what I will try and do in the next three months.

I feel more organised with the structure and planning what I’m going to write articles I will prioritise. I also believe them or write the better quality my articles are getting.
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LeahV Premium
Hello everyone, I am a little slow getting to this, but here is my accountability post!

My first month started off amazing, I completed every task 100%. But as the next 2 months rolled up, I did less and less. I can off of maternity leave and started a dayhome, and took on another part time job. I think I bit off more than I could chew.

Now, with month 4 starting, I have finally figured out how to balance everything, including family time. I am ready to start fresh and spend more time building my site. I noticed a significant drop in my traffic, and I am determined to get that back!

I am proud of how much I have done on my site so far, as this is my first! I am also excited because I signed up for a new affiliate program, and I received an email from them saying how much they liked my site! Made me feel proud and renewed my wanting to work on it to a new level!

So, good luck to everyone on this months work!
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I did terribly. The first month went very well but then first thing in March, I had a dental emergency which caused serious complications to my lower jaw. This caused a tremendous expense that I am now still dealing with, though it looks like it is something I will get past.

Over the last ten weeks I had to take on hard labour to pay for the dental treatments and most evenings coming home dog tired and not wanting to do much more than sleep, not getting any of my chores, including tasks related to the Challenge.

There are those days when I could have bucked down on this, days when I didn't work, but spent that time on other things. It was a non-productive twelve weeks since the onslaught of bacterial infection that regular antibiotics was ineffective.

To this day the lower jaw is still inflamed and still can't close the jaw all the way due to a long cavity the infection ate away in the marrow part of it which has caused swelling and pushed up the teeth on that side.

But the pain is under control and though I have to work, doing exhaustive stuff, I have become more acclimated to that and am less tired when I come home.

So now, it is more of a case of procrastination than anything else, facing a two-month backlog in this work. I have work again today, not quite having the funds to finish the treatments, and with no credit, I have to come up with the money up front. Yesterday the dentist did root canal treatment in the tooth where the problem started and the jaw will heal on its own.

The next three months will be spent trying to get caught back up to par, and to do this, I have to double my efforts in everything related to the Challenge. One of the things that helped me with the expenses is a recurring yearly subscription sale which will turn up in July, or even June, if very early May, when the sale occurred, kicks in.

One of the least expected things - I had a lot of difficulty coming up with targeted keywords - for someone who has been here for a long time, this did become a problem. Most of the desired keywords for my present campaign are not candidates because of low search rates and high competition, one or the other, or more, such as keywords found upon research, to be irrelevant to my content, mostly being the relevant sense of such keywords having very little search rates compared to other usages of the same keyword. Because of these things, I have to abandon things I wanted to do in the campaign, including planned articles and topics.

In spite of the high confidence I had during the first month, I have fallen on my face in this. I have not read any of the other posts on here yet, and I imagine, mine, at this point, is amongst the worst cases in turn-out, being two full months behind.
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kimwolfe Premium
I've really enjoyed reading everyone's update. Goes to show we have things we do well and things we can improve on.

Here's my accountability update:

How did the first 3 months go?
Good as I continue to drive to make my website successful. And not so good as completing all of the tasks assignments throughout these 3 months.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
I'm still engaged with learning. I'm still here, at this everyday. The fact that I and you haven't given up in something to be proud of.

Where did you waste time?
Distractions. Other tutorials. Other training materials. Did not make the time to publish 3 posts a week which is essential to getting the search engines to notice you over other blogs.

What tasks did you got better with?
Commenting. I really enjoy SiteComments and the whole process. Commenting is a great way to help others, learn from others and improve your writing skills. I even wrote a blog post about it. Read about it here. And writing reviews. Reviews are easy because they can follow a same template. Saves time. Makes it efficient to pump out more content.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?
Focus. And Time efficiency. Although I have decent focus. I need to continue to be mindful of how I focus my time.

Thanks and I'm looking forward to the next 3 months!

Kim Wolfe
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kvertner Premium
Has it been three months already? For me, the time has just flown by. Like many of you, the first month went really well. It hit all of my goals and my site was really starting to come together.

The second month was a little more challenging, but I still managed to generate close to 15,000 quality words.

Month three, things kind of fell apart. I was able to spend some more time with Google+, Twitter and YouTube (mostly YouTube). I was only able to create about 12,000 of my personal goal of 20,000. We've had a lot going on in our family, and a few "life road bumps" that took most of my attention.

While I think my website looks good, and the content is high quality, I don't seem to be getting any traction in Google. I think I have a hard time being patient. I need to work on that.

With that said, I do have a good looking website that I am proud of. I just need to focus on content...content...content. And yes, kicking and screaming, Facebook. Anybody else not like the idea of FB and attaching who you are to your business? I'll figure it out...

At this point I have two referrals. One of which is my son, the other looks like it might have been a bot (sigh). I'm only getting about 5 visitors a day and most of those seems to be coming from WA though SiteComments. I'm following the training, so again...it seems like it is just a matter of time before I start to get some traction.

On a bright note, two months before starting the Super WA challenge, I had create my first niche website. It is now getting a few organic searched every day and I've made a couple of sales!

I don't really do social media...so thankfully, no wasted time there. I do however have this need to check the news every morning and evening. This seems like it distracts me for at least an hour. I'm going to go on a news fast for the next couple of weeks.

I also feel like I am spending more time than I should watching TV with the family (my office is the living room with the TV...so if the kids or wife is watching, I get sucked in). So guess what is happening this afternoon? I'm moving my office down stairs! No TV. No distractions.

As far what tasks I need to get better at, I would say creating a schedule and sticking to it. I need to get A TON BETTER at blocking out time that is dedicated to writing. Nothing else can happen during this time.

What can I do better in the next 3 months?
- Time management is the big one.
- Focus on the process Kyle showed us for creating content
- Don't procrastinate!

I'm enjoying reading posts from everyone else. I looks like many of us are in the same boat...and I am happy to say we are not sinking, we just need to row a little harder and faster.
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je721 Premium
How did the first 3 months go?

It's tough time for me that I could not achieve the Goals set to me. But all things are positive. Anything I did come out positive. I can see the slow progress, faster indexing by Google and few of my post are in the first page in SERP.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
I have experienced many positive things: I have 2 premium sales in Wealthy Affiliate,
more than 10 referrals to WA,
29 referrals to Jaaxy keyword research tool
5 sales in other Affiliate programs
More than 30 referrals in other programs
$20+ monthly in Adsense
Few of my posts are actually in No.1 in Google search engine.
My blog has grown to 1.3K minthly users.
WA help me a lot, now I know how to write a content that will ranked in the first page. That is the beauty of learning in WA.


Where did you waste time?
I wasted time on list building trying to figure out any free good autoresponder.

What tasks did you got better with?
Using Keyword research tool and write content that will rank better in SERP.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?
There are many things to improve myself. I will write more post and send out Newsletters to my subscribers once in a week.
I have got distracted with my day to day work and got little time for my site. I have hard times with my office work. But I will comeback strongly and be more active with my site.
Regards
Jesse
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mmadden99 Premium
I just posted about this very topic. I am working full time and trying to suppliment my income through WA. I am finding that time is hard to come by, but also that motivation comes in waves. You just have to ride that wave when it comes. I am sure everyone goes through times when they are less motivated, you just have to stay positive as you state and keep grinding through. Sometimes visualization of the reason you got involved helps (help my family, take a vacation, buy something for my wife).
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DaltonTberry Premium
How did the first 3 months go?

Honestly I started so strong and got distracted. I pumped out the 12,000 words needed for month two but then I was under the weather trying to survive and get by at my day job. Definitely could have written content and learned more, but I was being lazy for sure. Time to step up, get my rank back in the Top 200 here at WA, and get to writing quality content for my readers.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

The traffic I was seeing when I was writing great, long winded content that was able to draw SEO traffic due to my long standing site.

Where did you waste time?

I wasted a ton of time getting caught up in Analytics... as usual. I was concerned about traffic rather than content. In addition, I was super focused on making money quickly through other avenues which was not the best idea.

What tasks did you got better with?

I am better at managing my social media accounts. I am also better at sharing across all platforms and now I am less scared to be transparent with my family and friends about marketing Wealthy Affiliate and putting my face on YouTube. That personal touch is important and I was a little bit intimidated and maybe less self confident than I would have liked.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?

Step up and complete all of the Super Affiliate Challenge tasks instead of getting distracted. Write consistently and quit watching Netflix when I get home tired from my day job.

Hopefully I'm not the only one with these struggles. I'm definitely not scared to admit when I screw up and please... berate me for being a lazy bum last month!

Cheers,
Dalton
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Fitlife7483 Premium
How did the first 3 months go?

The first month was GREAT, I busted out the tasks like l was on fire. Half way into the second month though it all fell apart, I had to return to full time work and it has taken it’s toll. I am so mentally fatigued when I get home that I can’t even concentrate on anything. My ability to concentrate on trying to complete my tasks is gone. And to make it worse…I totally hate my job.

The second and third months have been horrible for me. Trying to make use of the little time that I have to dedicate to WA is clearly not enough. My websites and my progress in this challenge are suffering. I am so behind on my content writing it seems unachievable at times.

I have wasted time all over the place. Mainly due to the fact that I don’t have time to complete any task so I am feeling very overwhelmed and frustrated and can’t stay focused long enough to even think through the tasks at hand.

On one hand I want to just quit the job so I can devote all my time to my websites again and force them to be productive but the other hand says I need to be responsible and keep my job because that’s whats paying the bills right now.

I see the big picture what needs to get done but I have to prioritize the very limited time and that means not doing some of the tasks like helping 5 WA members a day, and spending time in LIVE chat, I paid for comments because I don’t have the time to read dozens of articles and leave comments for them all, I have a backlog of comments I still need to leave already.

Going forward I want to apologize to anyone who is still waiting for me to leave comments, I will eventually get them done.

But I am going to be a little selfish and concentrate only on the tasks of content writing, an occasional WA blog and finishing the other tasks such as a graph and a banner.

If I have any time available I will be reviewing training videos to catch up and refresh on certain tasks that I need to master.

I will probably be very quiet on the blogs and my ranking is diving everyday, but I can’t worry about that.

Sorry for the long post
I guess I had an extra minute (or two)
Pam
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DaltonTberry Premium
Pam! You're not the only one that came out super strong and then had some serious setbacks in month 2 and 3. Stick with it! We believe in you... I've had the same issues and we are all going to come back strong and crush some content this month and work extra hard to make up for lost time!

Let's go. :)

Dalton
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JIllW Premium
It has been a struggle as I do work as a TCP Traffic Control Person so I am tired at the end of the day and I always do not feel like writing so I watch a video and take notes. I got a mailbox address that Google recognizes so maybe now how can advertise locally. I am learning how to write better and write catchy ways to get people to sign up. I bought a Logitech 720p to make videos I have not done it yet but I will get the hang of it. I am going to try and to watch more videos in Boot Camp as I got a little ahead of myself and I will try to get more comfortable with social media as that is where I really fall short. In the next three months if I am not writing something I will be watching a lesson.I have gotten behind and summer can be busy. I will set some goals for writing a certain amount of words for each day. I wasted time by letting distractions get in the way. I am starting over on my website and I am going to keep it small for now. I am planning to learn more about Canva.
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FrankieCat Premium
How did the first 3 months go -
Not quite as well as I would have liked. I got through Phase 1 and loved it. I stalled on Phase 2 and haven't pushed through yet. I am a gardener, mostly vegetables, and this time of year takes up some of my time with prepping the garden and planting seeds. I still just need to set aside some time to work on my business.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud -
I guess getting the structure of my website started is an achievement i am proud of.

Where did you waste time -
Every where!! LOL!! Lately, my job has me working 9 - 10 hour days and I am wiped out when I get home. By the time I do some outdoor work, I just want to sit and relax with the wife. I need to carve out some time for WA and I will.

What tasks did you got better with -
Using Jaaxy. Also, I started to get better with Word Press.

What can you do better in the next 3 months -
I realize that consistent effort is the only way to succeed in life. I need to dedicate time from my busy schedule to build my website. I know that I can do this and I want to do this. So, I guess I just have to do this!!
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Hdthomas Premium
I definitely need more time, however, excuses aside I am still playing catch up but working none the less to get through all the task. I have gotten better and putting pictures and better content in my posts. Also finding good keywords and topics in my niche to discuss.
The one thing I really struggle with is actually doing a little each day. I am working with a coach now to help me get more of a routine set up so that I can commit to specific times for each important task and this is an important task for me.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You are doing it. Taking the steps to figure out a routine for yourself is a huge step that shows you are serious about what needs to be done.
Well done and you should be proud of yourself.
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Hdthomas Premium
Thank you, it’s really hard when you set goals and don’t reach them. However, instead of dwelling on what wasn’t reached you have to celebrate the small wins and gains that may be small steps but it’s still momentum towards that overarching goal.
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GailLowe Premium
Hello everyone and good morning from the UK! It's sunny here so something to write about!! :)

Here's my account of the first 3 months challenge in the 'feedback sandwich' or WWW (what went well) and EBI (even better if) way that we teachers like to promote!!

I am fairly pleased with my first 3 months work on this as I feel that I have learned a lot and it has been excellent to have some goals and list of things to achieve each month. I like having a tick list, even if I don't have everything ticked off as yet.

I have been working on redesigning my site which has taken up much more time than I thought it would to be honest. I designed a logo which I'm happy with and which now matches the colours and fonts on my site so I'm glad that I'm getting some of the branding sorted out. I still have a couple of issues related to changing the colour of one style of text on my site but I'm working on that. I'm pleased with the overall look and structure of the site, but as I said, it has taken a lot more time than I expected. Hopefully now though, I won't have to do it all again anytime soon!

I'm proud of the posts that I have written because I feel they are detailed and good, quality posts that will be of interest to the viewer and I've crossed the 100,000 words mark on SiteContent which I'm also proud of.
Interestingly, when I re-structured my site, and created some different menu categories, I realised that I had a lot more I could write about within the site than I had first thought.
I have a niche site as well as my affiliate site but I have been concentrating mostly on my affiliate site because I want to complete the tasks and I also think this will bring the biggest and quickest return at the moment.
I am averaging about one referral per day, and of those, 7 have become premium with some recurring each month too.

To that end, I have made money in these last 3 months - had 2 WA affiliate payments and an AdSense payment so I'm very pleased with that. I have posted here at WA my success when I've achieved them too.

I've loved working on canva and have created tables, logos, and banners that I've used. I think that taps into my visual and creative side well.

Things I could improve on:
The thing that I have been worst at is spending time in live chat. I think that this is because it's just really not me. I'm very happy to welcome people to WA and congratulate successes and engage with people via their blogs and comments. I have made many friends here doing that, but I've never really got into the chat room culture per se. If I'm really honest, I'm not even sure that it is one of the things that will be high on my priority list again this month, but I'll give it a go this month and see how I get on.

I feel that I have interacted well with my referrals though, premium or not and that IS something that I think I will continue with, along with helping people through questions, blogs and comments.

I know also that I can write more posts for my sites so will aim to do this. Most of my posts are either 2000 or just over so my word count is high but I think I'll try to write at least one post every other day. At the end of month 3, I managed 6 posts in 6 days so I know I can do it. I'm also trying to edit my ebook which is around 20,000 words too so I realise that I can't do everything at once.

Another thing that I really want to do in the next 3 months is to catch up on Jays' webinar trainings. Being in the UK, they are always on a 1am so I very rarely catch them live, and then a lot of things seem to get in the way and I don't catch up with all of them, which I'd like to do. I'd also like to crack on more with the bootcamp training too.

OK, so that's it. Some great things, some good things and some things to work on. Just like life!

All the best to everyone. Enjoy it. :) Gail
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Awesome job and thank you for the inspiration.
You have been busy and your rewards show that you are doing a great job.
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks Lee. I appreciate your support. All the best to you. Gail
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SuzaMarie Premium
Way to go, Gail! I like the logo.
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks Suzanne. Glad you like it.
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sns1977 Premium
Looking back at the past 3 months there are many things that I accomplished and some that I did not. The first month was hard to get all my posts done, however, I did meet this goal. I got all 12 posts published, my website all set up and ready to go. I did have a problem with the theme, I ended up changing it about 5 times. I am still not 100% happy with it but it will do for now.

The logo took me a while. Initially, I had selected one logo and ended up changing it the following month. I am happy with it now. The only things that I did not complete in the first month was the live chat daily and helping others as I am not too sure that my answers are correct all the time.

The 2nd and 3rd months I did not make my post goals due to trying to struggle with the new way that Kyle had us try for the posts. I found it took me longer to get everything together. I am going to meet my writing goals this coming month!

Even though I did not meet my post goals I have written more than I ever have these past couple of months and for that I am very proud. I also have quite a bit of traffic now which I am sure is due to the number of articles that I am posting. To date I have 19 Jaaxy referrals and 10 WA referrals which I just started getting a couple of weeks ago.

I found that I was wasting time with trying to structure my website perfectly, social media, logo, and the theme. I should have kept those a lot shorter. I also lost a lot of time trying to keep up with all the Wealthy Affiliate blog posts. I am so scared I am going to miss something important.
I am better with writing posts faster and longer. In the following months I plan on re-doing my first website and increasing my article goals. I know that in the following 3 months I will be able to meet my post goals and that is a main focus of mine.
Well, that is all for now. Best wishes to you all.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You are doing a great job.
I too have not been able to keep up with the blogs everyone writes here at WA.
I will hopefully get to some of them. My Email is on overload from all the notifications I receive. I don't change my notifications because I don't want to miss something.
But I am missing it anyway as I can't keep up with it.
We will figure it out : )
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sns1977 Premium
Thanks for the support. Not being able to keep up with the WA emails is the only downside to having a lot of followers. I dont want to miss anything either. We will make our goals if we focus. I did it the first month I can do it again. Good luck for this month.
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Tygilbert Premium
To be honest, my first 3 months was a disaster for me because i haven't completed the tasks due to some complications.

What accomplishments and achievements i'm proud?
I am proud to have built a website that is up and running and indexed, also on becoming a premium member.

Where did i waste time?
I wasted alot of time in canva and cool text, trying to design logo. I also wasted time trying to customize my theme, when changing it was better, Also dealing with everyday issues and getting tied up with work most times. As a result, i was unable to stay ahead.

What did i get better with?
creating logos, understanding more about custom links, adding imagery and understanding keywords.

What can i do better in the next 3 months?
Be more aggressive, pay closer attention in order to catch up and proceed.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
The logo was time consuming for me as well as my theme.
I think once we get past the little things that put us behind, we will move forward with more ease. (I hope)
Wishing you luck in the next 3 months.
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Tygilbert Premium
Thank you LeeMcQuay, now knowing that I wasn't the only one stuck with that problem is even more motivating, thanks again for sharing. Have a good day.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You to my friend.
I am sure we aren't alone : )
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elores Premium
I had negative and positive feelings with my first 3 months as everything did not work out for me as I would have like it to be. I started out with the first and second month with good spirits. I got thing accomplished as planned, although there were some difficulties sometimes, these were easily taken care of and I could continue on with my tasks.

I am very proud of being able to write contents much more faster and easier with the number of words required. When I first started, I was struggling to find content to write and the number of words made it much harder. I attributed my success in this area to Kyles training and with practice and determination which helped me. Now I am finding it much easier to write. Practice makes perfect.

I have wasted a lot of time in month 3, due to the fact that my computer was giving a lot of problems and I could not get my work done. For this reason, I got very distracted and frustrated, to say the least. This was not a very good feeling for me. I wasted 2 weeks to get everything back to normal and for this, I am way behind with my work.

I got better at choosing good keywords and writing better contents.

I promise to do better in the next 3 months, now that I have had the problem with my computer out of the way. I can focus more on my tasks and get my work done. I will work hard to get my website looking better. Although it is looking more like a website now with more contents, it still needs a lot more work to take it where I would like it to be. My big issue is to get my Boot Camp training done, and I will have to focus more on getting this done to get more information to work on my website.

Overall this has been a good training for me. I have learned a lot which will help me as I move forward to build my business and reach my goal. Looking forward to what is coming next, and hope to do much better with focusing more.
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NicoAlpaca Premium
In the first three months, I created a new website and completed the first month of the challenge. I started the second month but did not complete it. I glanced at the third month's tasks. I was really good at getting to know a lot of new WA friends and helping where I could. I successfully created new blogs. I realized that I did not know enough about my new niche and have to do a lot of research in order to create lots of content. I also need to use social media more and soft touch (real contacts) to introduce WA to new friends. All in all, I am not super happy with the number of tasks I completed but I am happy with my accomplishments. I learned a lot. I am presently in the thick of the alpaca shearing seasons. I am not sure where all those 24 hours in a day go. I am tired but this season is short. I will be done mid-June TG. I want to concentrate more on my first niche (alpacas) and get that one running and earning money. I will concentrate on my second niche later when I have more time for research.
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SoniaZ Premium
Well, the first 3 months did not go as well as I would have liked or planned. I set for myself what I thought were realistic goals given the time that I could dedicate to my new website, and fell miserably short of my own goals.

Furthermore, as far as content on my website goes, I find myself to be lagging in regards to my own goals. I only have five posts on my site, many are in the works but not ready to be published yet. Quite a decimal performance since I know that I can do better.

Next, is my presence at WA, I haven’t been around as much as I would have liked, helping people within the community, and sharing blog posts on the WA platform.

For the achievements that I am the proudest of, they include my logo and the fact that my website is up and running!

Now, where did I waste my time.... too many places! First trying to find images for my posts! Then life distractions, I have some renovation going on at my house, which pulls me away from my website!

Some of the tasks that I got better is first using Canva. Then, I also got better at finding keywords for posts, and by using Kyle’s method for breaking down posts, finding title first, I am now more efficient. My post creation sessions are far more structured than before. So thank you, Kyle!

Lastly, there are many things that I need to improve on. First one is to make a schedule where I set time aside for working on my website as well as spend time in WA and also for finishing my renovation, and I must stick to it! By doing so, I believe I will increase the number of posts on my website and be more present at Wealthy Affiliate.
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TopAchiever Premium
*** How did the first 3 months go?

They were somewhat delayed as I started late due to my mom's illness and only joined the team after all had been settled and so I was a late comer to the start.
I started off very confident and was making good progress on the site and niche I had chosen long time ago and thought that I could finally use the theme.
This got me despondent when I realized my site wasn't ranking as it should.
So I decided to change tracks with a new engine and started with a new site and had to start from scratch, I managed to do alright until I realized I needed a lot of content and then came unstuck when I was using to much time to find content and became despondent.

I have enjoyed all the new learning curves and thrive on looking for new topics and issue to create for training. But have become despondent. Definitely need a pep up of encouragement.

Lately it was the shoot out at our local craftmarket that gave pause for thought, and just recently the last 3 days I've not been well with a bad headache and feeling nauseated...


*** What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

Creating my own logo
Creating training for various topics as we go along
Ranking my website on at least page 3
Having a better understanding of how the process works with creating a website and the proper usage of keywords

*** Where did you waste time?

Changing websites midway

*** What tasks did you get better with?

Professionalism in creating my own logo and landing pages and cover pages - this is an amazing milestone as it's just up my ally website design! :-)

Also understanding that we don't have to spend a lot time on Live Chat to help others - that was a bonus. It frees us up to take care of what is important.

Being able to help others with a definite purpose and goal in mind is also an encouragement and builds ones self-esteem.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?

Tackle the large amount of content head-on and knuckle down and just do it.

Not having enough content prevents me from asking others to comment or give feedback, which is an integral part of the website starting to rank on Google. So I need to concentrate on this as a priority.

Put other menial things on the back burner and concentrate on creating a website that WILL bring in the income I so sorely need right now.

Your encouragement and keeping us on track is a testimony to me of your deepest commitment to helping us succeed and it touches the depths of my heart.

Thank you so much for giving and giving and giving again and again and again.

We are deeply grateful for everything you do. Right now the right words fail me so I'll just say thank you, thank you, thank you!
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LeeMcQuay Premium
I am sorry for the way things have went for you.

When we look at the world around us, sometimes the good in it becomes a little hard to see.
We have to focus on it to make the picture more clear. Once we do that, then we remember how beautiful it really is.

We have to do that here sometimes to.
When we get discouraged or think we can't do it, we have to remind ourselves why we wanted to do it to begin with. Focus on that picture again.

We new this was going to be intense, we just have to find the best rhythm for ourself, and then it will seem much easier.

Best Of Luck In All You Do
Lee Ann
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Nadja3 Premium
I did some analysis of my performance. Well, the good thing is that I am not complaining about writing anymore. I managed to overcome some barriers, and 1000+ words in the post look very manageable. The same applies to WA posts. I think I am doing better than 3 months ago. My biggest problem - comments, I have no access to Comments platform since I am not allowed to give comments. Funny enough, I have done so many comments outside the platforms, and I did not have a single rejection.
I wish to progress faster with Affiliate Bootcamp.
I hope to spend more time on WA tasks and activities when Spring semester ends.
But I am happy with the experience I am gaining. I have to admit, I am getting frustrated because I can't complete all the tasks required. I enjoy communication with WA community; I am used to communicating a lot with my students - I think its aftereffect.
Thank you, Kyle, for your efforts and support.
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Kyle Premium
When you are using the SiteComments platform, your goal is to add to the dialogue of the content and to be highly relevant to the content within the post.

If the post is about "how to lose weight fast online", then your comment should be about this exact topic. Ask a question, offer insight into your experiences within the topic, etc. You ARE NOT critiquing a website, you are not commenting on how you like the layout and you are do not want to comment things like "Great post" as it offers no value.

Here is some training on how the SiteComments platform works: You should watch this before you make another comment as it will offer you a good deal of perspective here.

PS. I have reset your threshold for you. Just be very careful moving forward.
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Nadja3 Premium
Thank you so much. I'll take care of it.
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PMurray1 Premium
I will second that motion, Kyle. I am having a huge amount of fun now that I know how to use Site Comments properly and I enjoy helping other people. Since my threshold was reset weeks ago, every single one of my comments has been approved and I have gotten many thanks from the WA members whose Site Content I commented on. And, I thoroughly enjoy getting Site Comments from others about my Content. I am really starting to absorb the training, especially about Content and how to use it, and I am starting to really enjoy my Super Affiliate training and look forward to learning something(s) new each and every day.
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sharoncl Premium
#1 How did the first 3 months go?

To be honest when the 1ST MONTHS tasks were announced i really thought i would struggle to the point where i probably wouldn't be able to do it, especially the 12 posts of at least 1000 words, but to my surprise i not only managed it, but surpassed it.

My main concern was being active in chat which i must admit have let slide a bit as well as the WA blog posts :(

MONTH 2 was pretty similar apart the way we started to research in bunches of 30 and to write titles for each and then break down 12 of them.

I find that by the time I'm ready to fill them out I've lost a bit of direction with them so I'm currently just researching and writing as i go for each article, I'm sure we'll see how that goes.

Again the live chat was proving to be a problem as was using the site comments feature.

That is something I've used since it was introduced, but for some reason lately it has become increasingly difficult to find articles to comment on and also to get comments on my posts so sometimes that particular task has fallen short.

MONTH 3 Again my time on live chat has not been what it should have been and nor has the site comments, but that is due to the problems i outlined in Month 2.

#2 What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

I've surprised myself that I'm putting together posts of 11000-1500 words on a regular basis.
I'm also pretty proud of the fact that I've managed to get organic comments on my site telling me how I've helped them :)
Also the fact that I've managed to get referrals during this time.

#3 Where did you waste time?

This one might sound a bit strange, but i think i waste a fair bit of time looking for people to help in live chat if that makes any sort of sense.
I also waste a lot of time going through site comments looking for posts to comment on.
Social media has never been a big thing in my life so there's no time spent there really apart from posting my latest posts.

I tend to over analyse my research so that can sometimes take a bit longer than it should, but i do like to be thorough with the information I'm giving out to my readers.

#4 What tasks did you got better with?

Definitely writing and being given a target number of posts has made that a bit easier.

#5 What can you do better in the next 3 months?

I'm near as damn it posting every other day so my target is to be able to increase that to every day without losing any of the quality.

To be more active on live chat :)

Make my website a better place for people to get the information that they are looking for and to probably redesign it a bit.

That's the end folks, hope i didn't bore you too much :)
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MarkBa Premium
Thanks for the opportunity to self reflect here Kyle.

I started writing my responses and realized my responses were longer than I thought they were going to be.

In the end I decided to write a WA blog post in response to the questions but here's a summary.

1) How did the first 3 months go?

Have I completed every task 100%? No. Have I made progress? For sure.

It has been tough and still is but after three months I know what it takes now so I am far more prepared to deal with the discomfort and not give up.


2) What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

I've created and am developing a brand I'm loving more and more

I've published blog posts 2-3 times a week most weeks

My writing's improved

I'm happy with the design of my website and how it's developing in alignment with my brand

Conversions are not flooding in but the trickle has started

3) Where did you waste time?

Sometimes a little too much on design but that's because I enjoyed it

The actual writing of posts - I am still too thorough i.e. slow!

Resisting areas I'm not comfortable with i.e social media

4) What tasks did you got better with?

Keyword and research

Defining my audience

Writing


5) What can you do better in the next 3 months?

Embracing social media more

Participating in Chat on WA - I'm still rubbish at this.

Get faster at writing posts.
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GailLowe Premium
Hi Mark

Well done on your achievements here. I'm with you on the live chat at WA as I'm rubbish as this too. But I know that we are both great at commenting on other people's work and blogs so that counts for something, surely!?

All the best for your ongoing progress. Gail
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Awesome job Mark.
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tgray143 Premium
The first two months were good, I was getting into a rhythm with my writing, and the task for me was pretty straightforward. I was excited about my future because I felt at the time that I finally had something for me to work for. But!
The third-month tragedy hit, and I lost my father to an aneurysm. It was sudden and unexpected there were no warning signs that he was sick. I have been struggling even to visit wealthy affiliate since that dreadful day. This is the first day that I have really checked in and done anything since. I am finding it very difficult to do anything that remotely reminds me of what I was doing that morning when I answered the phone and received the news. I have gone back and forth on if I even wanted to write this, and here I am telling you all what happened and why I have not done anything since.
I know that I have to get back to life, but I am struggling. I get up everyday and go to work, but at the end of the day, I am exhausted and unmotivated. Some of you may be wondering if I am seeking professional help. The answer is yes and is the reason why I can even write this right now. One of the things I have been asked to do is to start facing that which I am running from. Wealthy affiliate is what I was working on when I found out, and it took this long to come back. March 2, 2018, was the day it happened. I'm not sharing this with you to have anyone feel sorry for me and am not looking for advice, but I find it surprising that it is suggested that we reflect on our last three months because this is precisely what my doctor told me to do. I don't know how long the mourning phase of losing a parent is, so I am taking it one day at a time and I hope that I can return and pick up where I left off.
That is to build my future with the tools I have here and this beautiful community.
I feel lost, and I have to find myself again. So please be patient with me and hopefully I'll find the answers I need and get back on track. I like wealthy affiliate, and I want to do this. I need some time. Thank you all for listening to me. I feel like I am rambling now so I'll stop here, but I needed to do this. Thank you all for the help you have given me so far.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Tim

Sorry to hear about your Father! It is a loss that is very hard to describe, isn't it?

We are very proud of you for facing your fears Tim and we want to thank you for coming back. We also thank you for trusting us enough, to share this with us - it really means a lot to us, your Wealthy Affiliate family - thank you.

My Hubby's father suddenly passed in February this year, after his mother passed late 2016 - both totally unexpected and without warning. Thus we can relate, sort of. My father passed in 2010 - car accident.

I'm sure there are many of us who have lost a parent or both parents... Can we form a virtual circle and give Tim and each other a virtual hug? Like (or comment if you feel like) to join the circle and send a virtual hug to Tim!

(NB: We don't want to derail the purpose of Kyle's post, but we also would like to show support for a family member, right? Therefore a "Like" will show Tim that you joined the virtual circle and gave him (and the others) a hug.)

Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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TopAchiever Premium
Thank you for taking the time to share your heart with us at this fragile moment in time.
I can understand to an extent how you feel unmotivated to do anything as I lost a friend in 2016 and it took me a long while to get back to WA, but we have a wonderful and loving community who care about everyone even in their personal lives.

My heart goes out to you and I will keep praying for you to make the right decisions each day that will lead you back to what you enjoy most.

We miss you and embrace each moment you take to connect with us in WA.

Embrace your grieving and may you experience peace in your heart always.

Kind regards

Edu
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SongbirdDL Premium
Hello Timothy and I am really sorry to hear about your dad's passing.This is a difficult time for you and especially that it was unexpected.

You are in my prayers.

~Danielle
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Kyle

Thank you for forcing us to stop and reflect... this was a very good exercise!

Hubby and I will give our feedback separately. ;-)

Ladies frist. Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream):
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1. How did the first 3 months go?

• Much tougher and slower than I have imagined it would be. I even had NIGHTMARES about this! LOL!

• I am not happy with my Theme + think it is the ugliest website, but I decided to wait for Project Gutenburg, before wasting more time on a Theme. (Not easy for somebody who wants things perrrfect!) LOL!

• Between ISP problems, then Firefox slowdowns, then a laptop that packed up and had to be rebuild, then Parental Care issues, combined with my own health issues... whew, it was challenging.

• As far as commitment goes Month 1 and 2 was great. In Month 3 I felt very discouraged since we are committed to not use Social Media, because of issues we had in the past with identity theft (without going into too much detail). So we will have to find other ways to drive traffic.

• Just like it takes some time to get training-fit, it took a while for me to get into this as well. :-)

2. What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

• I am extremely grateful for all the encouragement and friendship I received - as well as blog post ideas and even a little bit of nudging. :-) I am also grateful for the enouraging comments received on my WA blog posts!

• We were also long overdue on a backup system and got that in place JUST IN TIME before my laptop went for a loop. Whew, that was a close call!

• I got a fair bit of the tasks done.

• I'm proud of myself for having stuck with this, regardless. Considering all the challenges we've had in the past 3 months, I know that I probably would not have completely given up, but I definitely would have done much less, so I am very grateful for this challenge, since it pushed me to work and try much harder. ;-)

3. Where did you waste time?

• Parental care issues which took a lot of my physical and emotional time and energy.

• I don't regard my time spend on WA as "wasted", since I learned a lot in the process, but it does take a lot of time. I am already selective in the blog posts that I read, but I will have to put a stricter time limit on how much time I can spend on it.
*** Kyle, I admire you and Carson even more for all that you guys are able to accomplish in a day! Seriously! :-)

• Also getting started with a blog post takes too much time. Once I have started it is flowing, but to get started is a challenge.

4. What tasks did you got better with?
• Commenting
• Wordpress
• Keyword research

5. What can you do better in the next 3 months?
• Focus
• Time allocation
• Better planning


Hubby: Vanilla IceCream ;-)
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1. How did the first 3 months go?
Very slow and tough.

2. What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
- Getting backup system in place.
- Rebuilt Chocolate IceCream's laptop that went for a loop.
- Upgraded my laptop to a bigger SSD and acquired proper backup drives.
- Got new anti-virus software installed.
- Learned a lot and implemented "child themes".
- Cleaned up website, added pictures to all posts and double checked links.
- Got into Google analytics.
- SEO tweaking

3. Where did you waste time?
- Ran out of blogging ideas.
- Wasted time de-cluttering (should never have built up clutter in the first place).

4. What tasks did you got better with?
Wordpress, Jaxxy, Google analytics, SEO etc

5. What can you do better in the next 3 months?
More posts. Faster posting.

Thank you for this opportunity Kyle, it was a very interesting and valuable exercise, with much insight gained.

Sharlee (Chocolate) + Vanilla IceCream
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Queenel13 Premium
Honestly, the first couple of months were great, but I have not done very much in the last month. I guess I was a little disappointed because I expected to see results in visits to my site.
I don't feel I have achieved much because I am not seeing results.
I don't really feel I wasted much time on anything as I have limited time to work on WA and I try to use it well.
I got better with understanding word press and how it works.
I am want to try and complete at least 3 posts per week going forward.
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Dhind1 Premium
Honestly, I have not given SWAG the attention it deserves.
Yes, I did complete all of the challenges in month one and some of the challenges in month 2. Month 3 I have had some other issues crop up in my life that demand attention, so I have not done them. Sad but true.

I am happy I got a logo and banner going. Also happy that I have accountability regarding getting posts done. I know I should blog here more often. I do help people with questions and chat. I am quite good at the social aspect of WA. Not so good at getting things done for my business.

I need to focus more on getting things done for my business and get more posts out there.

I am really happy to be a part of SWAG and will definitely do more in the next 3 months.


Alex
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Shweta10mg Premium
That is such a honest admission and bless you to do well also for yourself
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frmcf Premium
The past three months went by so fast I can hardly believe it. I have learned so much. But I also see there is so much more that needs to be learned. So let’s move on to Kyle’s questions.

* How did my first 3 months go?

I did struggle somewhat the first three months. Some of the challenges were a little difficult for me to learn and master. Actually there are a few things that I’m still working on and trying to accomplish, or master from month two and three. But I‘m moving along nicely.

* What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
The most noteworthy accomplishment and achievement that I’m proud of is finding out that I can produce high quality content. The other is my ability to do in depth research on any topic I choose.

* Where did you waste time?
I spent a lot of time on comments, training, and questions from the community. I don’t feel that this was a true waste of time though, because I learned a lot from doing it. But it did take up a lot of my time.

* What tasks did you got better with?
1. I feel that I got much better with keyword research. 2. Got better at making my post more appealing, thus improving my site. 3. Learned to be less wordy and more to the point in my articles and post.

* What can you do better in the next 3 months?
1. I know that I will do better at getting more post written and published that get indexed in Google. 2. I plan to get better at producing info graphics for my site and post. That is an area that I am having a lot of trouble with. 3. Using social sites has not been one of my favorites, so there is a need for improvement there.

I do want to thank Kyle for all the effort that he is putting into training us to be Super Affiliates. He has been FANTASTIC!
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Shweta10mg Premium
True Kyle has been so patient with all of us
This Platform opened my eyes and at times i get distracted, but whenever i re focus myself, there is just a world itself within WA
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babyboomer23 Premium
Can't believe how fast the 3 months have gone and how much I have learned.

1) How did the first 3 months go?
It has been a real mixture of ups and downs.

2) What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
I basically scrubbed my first website and set up another one. It was a better name and I also completely redesigned the site. I am happy with the finished product and the feedback has justified my decision.

I am also happy with the content, even though I am behind with the content.

3)Where did you waste time?
My organisational skills are not the best and getting the content organised and written is where I am wasting time. However I am definitely getting better.

4) What tasks did you got better with?
As above, getting the website organised including the content,


5) What can you do better in the next 3 months?
Writing the content on time and catching up with the program

Thank you for all the information that you impart and share.
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Traveller75 Premium
1- How did the first 3 months go?

It has gone better than I expected for the most part

2- What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

I have been doing 3 posts per week which is much better than before.

3- Where did you waste time?

I feel I waste my time trying to learn face book and twitter because I am just not good at trying to keep up with these programs.

4- What tasks did you got better with?

I got better at putting up posts on a regular basis and adding the url to bing, google, Jaaxy index and asking for comments.

5- What can you do better in the next 3 months?

I suppose there are many things I should do better but sorry to say using the social sites is just not in me. I plan on studying Bing PPC, and also talking with microsoft reps and also all the training here at Wealthy Affiliate. I have posts listed 1 to 5 on all 3 search engines others down farther and with very few visitors. That is why I want to learn PPC.
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Louie-Gigi Premium
The last three months have been a mix of highs and lows.

To be sure, we have learned and accomplished a lot! Fifteen blog posts and 31 pages. We're utilizing Jaaxy better, making sure that we use appropriate keywords, and coming up with captivating titles. We're writing better and using less time to come up with topics after utilizing Kyle's method of searching out the keywords in advance and letting those lead us to topics to write about.

We're also able to put more graphics into our posts, as well as making use of more call to action banners and statements that we hope will attract readers into exploring more.

In short, we have moved this webpage farther than we would have ever been able to move it had we not pushed ourselves into keeping up with the exacting, but perfectly doable schedule that Kyle has set before us.

That same demanding pace, though, has highlighted some very alarming concerns which we would be remiss if we did not share with the group.

The biggest casualty has been our first website. We have been unable to post any new article on it since the second month. We find that, between our full time jobs, the demands of the SWAG program, and the need to keep up with the posting requirements, has left us with little time to work on that other site, at all!

Add to that the fact that we are also unable to work on the regular training modules, so concentrated are we on this program. It's frustrating because while we continue to believe in what we are doing, the fact that we are lagging behind on our other trainings and on developing our other website, is very concerning to us.

We do not know if anyone is experiencing these other issues, or if they are unique to us.

We did find that at one point, we were duplicating our efforts, or worse, having to redo certain tasks because we were not working in sync with each other. I became so concentrated on writing the posts, while my wife worked on the back office, that I wasn't utilizing the keywords that she was picking out for each post. But this is a kink we have since ironed out.

We hope to do better at making our own banners using CANVA. We want to do even more when it comes to linking appropriate affiliate links, not just WA. But most of all, we want to be able to do more with the time that we have, and keep up with the writing expectations for the month.

The expectations of the program are high. But so are our expectations of ourselves. We continue to look forward to the challenges ahead, and the education we are sure to get as we progress with this program, and with WA, itself!
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You both are awesome!
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Kyle Premium
I agree, awesome and thanks for sharing!
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Louie-Gigi Premium
Thanks Lee! We all are trying our best.
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Karppa Premium
The first 3 months have gone very fast. The SWAG program and tasks have been challenging but possible to commit. The tasks have been versatile and educational. I’ve learned more than I ever imagine to do. I’ve put so much efforts than I can on this program and however thought there was not enough effort yet. I’ve so many other tasks to do in my life. Yes, I've struggled a lot but still, I think that all this stuff will be manageable.

I'm proud of my ability to write my content faster than earlier. The Kyle's schedule to find first a bunch of keywords and break them then titles and articles are suiting me well. But still, I need 4-6 hours for writing an article. I've written 40 articles but part of them I've finished before SWAG begun. I'm proud of my website, the theme, the framework, widgets, images and the whole ensemble I've created.

I've quite satisfied with my keyword research. I've got two Page 1, Position 1 rankings and some other Page 1 rankings. I'm satisfied with my social media appearance and my promotion on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. I've gotten nearby two comments to every post established and that's acceptable.

I've wasted my time too much in planning and writing articles and also on social media platforms. My daily planning isn't as clear as I wish and that's why I don't recognize always the most crucial tasks to do. Then I'm wasting the time with doing extraneous things.

What I have to do better? I have to get my website traffic increasing steadily. I've got some Page 1, Position 1 rankings and others but my site traffic hasn't increased yet. How long does it take to get decent traffic? What more I have to do? I have to write more keyword rich posts per month, put more efforts on the keyword research, site comments, participating chat forum, and writing more own posts at Wealthy Affiliate. Those are what I have to do better in the next 3 months.

One thing more is to create a captivating and efficient sales funnel for my promoting. I need some good ideas for that. How to create a relevant and captivating sales funnel; marketing pitch, landing page, squeeze page, call-to-action that converts well and induce also sales.

Despite all my difficulties, I'm more than ready to go further with this awesome program. I don't give up, I know I'm quite close to getting things rolling in the right way and with you, my fellow members, I'm going to do it.
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mtrew2015 Premium
Good luck in the next three months =)
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Be proud and keep moving forward.
You are on the right path.
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Karppa Premium
Thanks, Lee for your support .I'll keep on going towards my goals.
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viyee Premium
The First Three months:
A big challenge. I managed 18 blog posts and wrote 12 pages, all well over 1000 words.
At times I felt down about not reaching the targets but, as time goes by and I get more organised, it is getting easier. It is good having these targets because it gives me an understanding of what I have to do to make this business successful, and that is what I intend to do.

I am proud of
The quality of the content, which is much improved since I first began with Wealthy Affiliate.
The main website is beginning to look really professional and has a lot of content.
The referrals are beginning to trickle slowly in, although bolstered by a little boosted post, (Facebook.)
Getting a FB page off the ground and boosting it.

I wasted some time
Reading other peoples articles to get ideas and information on topics I was not very clear about.
Reading conflicting reviews by other people and struggling to get at the truth about a specific “product.”

I got better at
Writing content.
Planning good titles through keyword research, in advance.
Finding good keywords.
Skipping conflicting or confusing reviews.
Blogging on W.A. (Something that had been left by the wayside for a while.)

I will do better at:
Sticking to a schedule and completing more of the month’s tasks. Aiming to complete 100%.
Getting 20 reviews completed.
Making and including videos in new content.
Improving the keyword structure to include some more motivational aspect.
Extending use of social media.
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Kyoko817 Premium
I do have the same issue on reading other people's articles to get more information about what I would write. As you said, there are some conflict information, but also information can go deeper and I found myself digging into and finding multiple articles to research. Maybe I am too curious, and sometimes I feel I am spinning the cycle, but sometime I feel great learning.
Wish you the great success! :D - Kyoko
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Wealth2018 Premium
• How did the first 3 months go?
The first three months went by quickly. Sometimes I was frustrated but always excited and eager to learn. My biggest challenge (and still is), is content! But I have managed to keep all my posts above 1000 words and sometimes have even hit 1200 or 1300. All in all, though, I can say I learned an incredible amount, from setting up my own website to learning about the importance of SEO and keywords.

• What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
I have managed to build up some traffic, had some comments on my postings, am now affiliated with about 10 companies (just need to get them paying ). I am almost ready to start Boot Camp which has been one of my goals and also, by the end of June to become a yearly Premium member. I am posting more on social media and spending time educating myself on each platform, connecting with more people on WA, asking for comments on my website and giving them back. This is all good!

• Where did you waste time?
I don’t know if I would call it a waste of time, but the first thing I do before I tackle any lessons is go through all my email notifications, answer where I can, delete where I can and book mark what I want to learn more about. If I had to say where I wasted my time, it would be not setting clear working hours and sticking to them – it is easy for me to get side tracked by family, etc.

• What tasks did you get better with?
I would say the content writing has gotten much better as well the social media postings.

• What can you do better in the next 3 months?
I can set up a working schedule and follow it. I can set smaller goals in shorter time periods. I can realize that I don’t have to compete with anyone else, beat to my own drum, and accomplish what I can when I can. If it takes me a little longer, so be it.
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CJDodaro Premium
This is an excellent idea, Kyle. I also believe in self-reflection. Here are my answers to your questions:

How did the first 3 months go?

The first three months have gone rather quickly, but with a lot of accomplishments. I already had a website started when I began this challenge, but I had to go back and repair, add pics, and update 55 posts. That has admittedly put me behind in the tasks that you have given us. However, it has made my site much better, and I am looking forward to catching up and getting fully on track.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

What I am most proud of is how much better my site is looking after revamping my original posts, along with implementing the same changes as I create new posts. Although I have only had time to create 9 new posts during the challenge thus far, they are in good shape, and I will continue to work hard to get fully caught up.


Where did you waste time?

I don't really believe that I have wasted any time so far. I work hard on a daily basis, keeping distractions to a bare minimum, and always progress forward.

What tasks did you got better with?

What I have gotten better at doing are namely (2) things:

1. Jaaxy Keyword Research
2. Creating Posts

What can you do better in the next 3 months?

What I believe that I will do better at in the next 3 months, is implementing an using the Dragon Dictation. This should make writing my posts go faster as you have recommended.

I want to thank you again for presenting us with these challenges, all of which will help to make us more successful. The best to you and your family.

CJ Dodaro
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cookins25 Premium
I was just thinking how fast these first 3 months went by, and how much I’ve accomplished so far. So this post came at a great time.

So as I look back on these past 3 months, here my honest opinion too the following questions:

1. How did the first 3 months go?

I would say the first 3 months went by really well for me. I was able to stick with the task assigned each month and complete them, while at the same time go through the affiliate boot camp slowly but surely.

2. What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

The accomplishment I’m most proud of is I’ve kept up with my writing schedule and have done 12 post each month.

There were some days I was eager to write and others I wasn’t, but it’s good to see so many post published in such a short time as I look back.

3. Where did you waste time?

I would say I waste most my time researching. Some programs I reviewed were very confusing in terms of compensation plans and what they actually sold — that it took sometimes 3-4 hours to understand the program fully before I could write about it.

I hope as time goes by I’ll be better at quickly and accurately researching my post so I can produce more content.

4. What tasks did you got better with?

I would say without a doubt creating reviews for my website. It took me at first forever to put together a well written review usually taking days to write.

However after I’ve done my research and since I have a template I go by, I can and have written a full review in 1 day now.

5. What can you do better in the next 3 months?

I would say I could get better at researching and overall outlining several post at one time, that way I can easily write a lot more content for my website.

As of right now I plan out what I’ll write for a whole month, but I still research and write each post sepertely. I hope to improve upon this the upcoming months.


Again I look forward to the next 3 months to see where I’ll be, and I wish everyone doing this challenge good luck as we move forward :).
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scook04 Premium
Hi Kyle, All,

How did the first 3 months go?

I have to say the first 3 months have gone by so quickly, and can't believe were going into the 4th module already, but am really enjoying the journey and looking forward to seeing my website after month 12. One area I need to work on is to not get distracted so easily, especially when creating my content, as sometimes I loose my thoughts and takes longer than what it should.

All in all, I'm really happy with the way my website is turning out and starting to get some great results at the same time, especially gaining Page 1 with a few of my low competition keywords, and getting some clicks on my review pages.

Myself and my fiance recently became parents to a baby boy (23rd February), so one of the things I've had to work on is sticking to the 2 hours a day on my online business, an 8am-6pm job and having daddy time with Riley. I've been sticking to the 2 hours a day, as I go into work early and use the time to create my content and posting to my social media channels.

I'm really looking forward for Monday to arrive, seeing the Module 4 tasks, and continuing my affiliate journey :)

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

Seeing some of my posts achieve page 1 on Google was one of the greatest feelings, as I'd never done this before. I'm starting to get some clicks through on my review pages and building momentum at the moment. I'm mostly proud of the amount of knowledge I've gained so far and to not have that "give up" attitude.

Where did you waste time?

Definitely getting distracted and not fully concentrating, when I should have been. The content creation is where I've wasted a lot of time, and need to focus on that, and that only.

What tasks did you got better with?

Using Canva. It's such a great platform to use, but use to get bogged down trying to learn all of it, when I didn't need to.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?

I need to stick to the 12 posts per month, and continue to be engaging in my social media channels. Keep working hard.


Enjoy your weekend guys

Best Regards
Steven
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JackieSmith Premium
Firstly I'd like to say that it's great being in this group as it does hold me accountable.
Now in response to the questions:

How did the first 3 months go?
To be honest, my primary focus out of the task, was to complete the 12 posts which I was able to do in the first 2 months. In month 3, I wasn't able to do so as I spent time trying to resolve an issue with my website.

I didn't get to complete all the commenting, spending time in live chat, writing WA blog posts as I wanted to give back something that was valuable.
Most times when I went to comment on a post, someone had already commented.
(Also, trying to find a post with 0 comments is very hard, without giving the same response! This goes to show how talented the community is here.)

However, I wrote WA blogs that I deemed valuable.
I found spending time in live chat can be quite overwhelming; if you're not careful you can get carried away in some of the lively conversations.


Accomplishments, achievements ...
My website is now looking much better.
I'm more organised with posting content on a regular basis

Where did I waste time?
If this is in relation to NOT getting the tasks done and doing other activities, then I would say where the time was 'wasted' was trying to resolve issues with my website.

What tasks did I get better with?
Definitely writing posts.

What Can I do better in the next 3 months?
Set aside time for the unexpected (outside of the tasks which I will need to complete).

If I were to compare the last 3 months with previous months I can say that I have achieved much more than I could have imagined.

However, I'm not one to be easily satisfied as I know that there is so much more to do to become successful online - this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Thanks Kyle for holding us accountable and thanks to the SA members for your ongoing support.

Looking forward to the next 3 months!
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sukumarth Premium
The first 3 months went rather quickly.

I’m getting progressively slower with each passing month. The Supper Affiliate Challenge came when I was in my 3rd Phase of Affiliate Bootcamp and since I wanted to go step-by-step with the SWAG challenge training, I unchecked all the tasks I had already completed there and started afresh on a clean slate. I sometimes feel I would have completed the Bootcamp by now had the SWAG challenge not happened. I fell behind the tasks in the last 2 months. Talking about accomplishments, I managed to revamp my site with a new premium theme (I’m using an already created website for the Challenge) and have learned all that is there in the theme. I’m loving it. I’m proud of the various customisations I'm able to achieve. What I have done might be simple for more experienced people, but I know that I learned a lot in the last three months and I'm proud of that. The knowledge will always stand me in good stead in my future journey.

One thing I have not been able to do is giving myself time in the live chat. I tried but somehow I couldn’t. I prefer working on my site than being in the live chat because I have nothing much to contribute there. Perhaps, when I have more knowledge and when I have my business established, I could be more active there.

I think I did not waste time. I might not have been as productive as I should have been when it comes to the number of posts written but I have been learning a lot on my own. And that compensates the shortfall.

I’m getting better with the designing part. Though far from being perfect, I have a better grip on the aesthetics and the working of the various designing elements of my website's theme.

Each day here at WA is a great learning experience for me. There had been many times when I felt the tasks in SWAG challenge were slightly overwhelming for me but I’m continuing on nevertheless. Let me rephrase that. The tasks are not difficult in themselves but I’m confused whether the SWAG challenge is more suited for experienced people who have completed both the Certification and Affiliate Bootcamp here. I jumped in when I was not through with my Bootcamp training and at the time of writing this, I’m still stuck in Phase 2 level. It’s an irony of sorts that I have delayed my Affiliate Bootcamp because of this SWAG challenge. But do I have any regrets? Absolutely not. I so much love the Challenge. Cheers!
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mtrew2015 Premium
Good luck in your next three months =)
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sukumarth Premium
Thanks! Hope to do better next time.
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christinebso Premium
My 1st month I did not complete the 12 posts and WA blogs.
2nd and 3rd months I was unable to complete many tasks due to my job schedule.

My biggest challenge is writing content and what topic to write. I spent a lot of time on this. I know I am improving, now I can write more words for each article.

I think I have wasted too much time on researching information for writing articles.

I got better at writing, participate in live chat, improve my website.

For the next 3 months, I must have better schedule, write articles at faster pace and get more comments, improve on social media, setting up email list.

I know I have so much to catch up....planning... and taking actions to progress better in month 4 training :)
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Kyoko817 Premium
My first two months went really well! I was able to accomplish all tasks on time. The third month was a little challenging. I have published only 5, and only 2 in WA.

My website started forming like giving out "how to" information. The great thing of all is that I learn as I post those "how to", but also it takes longer than I want because I have to research and copy and paste of screenshot to show step by step process.
I love it, and I think it is going to be very valuable, but it just takes a little more than just write the article.

My accomplish is that I had at least 29 articles, and about 30 keywords I listed. Again, my website starts forming itself and now I see the direction of my website. It could be a subconscious thing, but I am pleased how my website is forming. I also got one referral! This will motivate me to keep moving!

I probably spent too much time on one article. I will go back and review Kyle's blog about how to write many articles in short period. Last two months, I had a great pace writing one a day. I will need to get back at this pace.

I certainly think I am getting better at writing! Again, this "information" article helps me learn, and become more "authoritative".

I want to be better at Social Media and Youtube. This is another my roadblock. My website is really branding myself, and I had never branded myself, so I have a little hesitance of the exposure... But I will need to overcome this, as you will have to do whatever it takes to become successful!

I will continuously follow the guidance and keep up the assignment.

Thank you, Kyle, for this great program, and everyone, for the great support!
Kyoko
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Rich908 Premium
I don't know about you guys but I found this accountability feedback very helpful and extremely therapeutic.

I could relate to all members who had various issues, struggles, and breakthroughs that took place in the last three months.
We can only get better and better at what we are doing.

What might have looked liked failure or slow progress is a sure sign of success. Don't be too hard on yourselves -pat yourself on the back you have come a long way. I know I have.
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carolbinger Premium
• How did the first 3 months go?

My first 2 months went very well as I was able to complete most of the tasks. Month 3 was very challenging as I had a family emergency which is still consuming much of my time. I was not able to complete some posts, do daily comments, and I still need to get my social network rolling. Despite my setback, I tried to login as often as I could. More and more I am understanding this business.

• What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

I am writing more and focusing on quality information. I am quite pleased that Google has indexed most of my posts. When I just started out, I could merely manage 500 words. Now I am writing over 1000 words for each article.

• Where did you waste time?

I think much of my time is spent on research, and fixing little areas on my website. I am still not pleased with my theme, so I spent quite some time testing a few. I updated all my featured images.

• What tasks did you got better with?

I must say my writing. Even though there is still room for improvement, I am feeling better with what I am doing.

• What can you do better in the next 3 months?

I am hoping to get through my research and writing at a faster pace. I also want to be more active in the community and getting more comments done.
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Shweta10mg Premium
actually Going ahead i 'm going to have to step up my game and do parallel training with both sites. This might make it interesting.
I lack the confidence with new topics and its kind of nice to see the existing one comment each or great views on quora i have for my niche site. IF i mix it up i can carry on with some faith and confidence in my abilities.

Compared to all of you here i have too much to do, and like all of you i want to be consistent and persistent.
I knew myself like this so that's why i guess i just write on my wa blog if i have an ounce of faith in myself at the moment, its sketchy.
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sharonwhyte Premium
This is definitely perfect time frames to set goals to achieve, and to reflect back on. Then for the next 3 mths tweak, do better, do more etc. A Timely reminder for me Kyle so truly appreciate that!

My responses seen as you ask...

1. How did the first 3 months go?
Very poorly in terms of building my business. I have let outside things influence my business building time and it is time to stop that, plan my next 3 months and back it up with action.

2. What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
What I am proud of is I was still getting a residual income in these past 3 mths from WA. Why? Because I did have awesome mthly plans, write lots of content and had gained referrals along the way prior to getting off track early this year.

3. Where did you waste time?
It was more letting outside influence totally fill my mind and an inability to focus on my content writing.

4. What tasks did you got better with?
What I think I have learned from this, is to have assigned times for my online business work - and do them without fail. No excuses. This is going to be my livelihood one day full time and if it is to be, then I have to do the hard yards now regardless of what is going on around me.

5. What can you do better in the next 3 months?
Definitely better planning, goal setting and sticking to a consistent amount of blog posts per week. I have been very consistent before in the past and had fabulous results. It is now time to do that again and keep at it, not letting anything derail me.

Thanks for this post Kyle and letting us all share.
Have a great weekend.
Sharon Whyte
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tomanec Premium
Here is my sincere answer.
1. Personally,I’m not satisfied how I did allow the first three months to pass by.Yes,I had some other work to finish,but that is not an excuse ,I admit it.I could and I should have done more.
2. I have started a new website for the Challenge opportunity and trying to get it settled…
3. I wasted most of the time these three months in some out of the internet engagements,which led me to not accomplishing regularly my monthly tasks of the Challenge.There were already started some changes/improvements in the house yard which are definitely ended.I’m a small bee breeder,a time consuming hobby especially in Spring.From now on,no bee breeding.
4. I have not done enough of the tasks to underline something I’m proud of.Yet,having got a website and solving the basics of it is one of the things,The Site Content platform is a place I feel better at,WordPress,Canva,Keyword research…
5. I have made a challenge to myself,next to the accepted one.I challenge myself to make up for my missed online improvement. I’ll keep myself accountable to myself,and make monthly checks on how I do,follow the Chalenge tasks.
I expect some of you to ask/see monthly,how I do my tasks,how I move forward.
All the best,Stojan
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LeeMcQuay Premium
I love your honesty.
It sounds like you now are able to move forward and you know how to do it.
Best OF Luck In Your Next 3 Months : )
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CalvinC Premium
This is interesting, self-reflection is something I've never thought about, thanks, Kyle.

1/ I'm pretty behind in term of contents due to some personal obligations.

2/ What I'm the proudest of myself during these short 3 months is being able to write contents of course. I feel more comfortable accomplishing this task. After you suggest we can use Voice Dictation to write, I'm now also using this method with Google Docs. Really happy to see I can write with my voice in English, I'm making progress in English and writing in general.

3/ I wasted a lot of time trying to figure out the best way to write interesting and SEO optimized content. However, I'm happy I did some researches on that subject. Writing contents is not so hard, but writing good articles is very hard. I spent a lot of time on that subject, but I'm also so glad I did it. Now I have a better idea of the process that leads to a good content.

I also spent a lot of time on finding the best theme for this task, I wanted to switch theme for some time now and finally, I did it. I'm happy with this theme now, I'm sure the tools that come with the theme will help me a lot for promoting WA and other Niche websites. However, the theme comes with a learning curve, I'm good to go now.

4/ I'm good at graphic design and web design, creating a website and designing good graphics are what I do best.

5/ Starting to give my website the design I wanted, with the functionalities that can help me reach my goal.

Writing good contents more comfortably,

Starting to apply what I've learned like Keywords Research, SEO, using all the Google set of tools like Google Search Console, having a presence on Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+.

Starting to create a mailing list.

Be more present in WA, have more interactions with the community. I know it's important for me if I want to promote WA efficiently. In fact being more present in WA will help me to build a presence online because it teaches us to communicate.

Giving more feedback and comments in WA, so I can get feedback and comments also.

Writing more posts and I would be happy to write a training about Wordpress and creating a website the simple way.

I'm also very interested in using Quora and Reddit, I know it's a lot of works, but I also believe once you know how to be good at one Social Media Platform, you can post to other platforms more easily.

I would like to start Youtube also, but this task I will think about it next year, it's a lot of work to prepare good videos.

It's a lot of works, but thanks to this great training, I have a better idea of what I should do and how I should do it. With all the training I received these first 3 months, I'm ready.

What I appreciated about the training, it's it gives us a roadmap on how to build an efficient and good business. There are a lot of things to digest, but it definitely worth our efforts.
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Wayne66 Premium
Three months already. It's hard to be honest when one hasn't lived up to their own expectations of what they wanted to accomplish while taking part in this program, a program that Kyle has put a lot of effort and time into to help those who declared "I'm Ready", to get it done. So, here goes.

In the beginning, I was very excited about taking part in this opportunity, as I am sure all were and in the first month I completed all but two of the tasks. Didn't get 12 posts added to my site and I didn't invite anyone.

In my second month, I was only able to complete 4 posts to my site, got started offering comments on other sites but was only got around to offering a couple a week, (so far). Nothing in the "Comments" area got completed and I haven't commented or posted here much at all.

Third Month? I don't even want to talk about that and the last week was a write off because I had THE WORST sinus infection one could imagine. I won't go into details.

I know that this sounds pretty negative but I did accomplish some things over the last three months. I've been adding Images to my posts consistently since I started my WA website as well as internal and external links.

I customized a logo for my header, (I'm kind of proud of that. I think it looks pretty nice), and I have created an image for a post using Canva. The things that I am doing, I am getting better at. You know what they say about practice?

These and a few others are something to be proud of. That said, I am not the least bit proud of the amount of time I wasted doing stuff, (TV was a big one), that had absolutely no benefit to my business or me.

It seems that I am missing a "Want to". You know...that thing that seems to drive certain people toward their goals and seems to be lacking in others.

What can I do better? Just about everything. But first I HAVE TO FIND that inner achiever and just saying to myself "JUST DO IT" doesn't seem to be enough.

I haven't given up on the possibility of success and I don't intend to quit. I have seen others here that are succeeding and I think most have started out the same as me with no experience.

If you didn't have that "Inner Achiever" at some point, how did you find it? I welcome any and all advice.

Moving Forward,
Wayne
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DeniseMarina Premium
Hi Kyle, Well I must confess writing for me in the begining was hard, but after the second month I started to write more than 1000 words. I´ve followed all the lessons, and implemented everything.
But email marketing we have not covered or videos, so there are things I am not still doing.

Facebook is hard because I write in English and everybody that follows me, is Portuguese, so I have nothing coming from there google + I still don't master need help please, don't know really what to do, and I was thinking Instragam as well.

I have only made one sail up to today, and its because I spoke to a friend of mine who speaks and writes well English.

Its hard, because I put all of my time, into my site, and things are slow.

If you could tell me where I can improve I would really appreciate it.

Thank you
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You aren't alone Denise. I know I am on here for what seems like 24/7.
I'm not, but it sure seems like it. even though I am also always involved in my girls activities.
I just don't comprehend everything yet.
You will get this and so will I.
I have called on Kyle as well as many times to help me on my way.
Some of us don't catch on as quick as others, but we will bet there.
We have an awesome community and I take advantage of it.
Everyone has been willing to help.
We can do this even if we do it together.
I/we are here for each other.
Just let me know if there is anything i can do to help.

Best of Luck In All You Do

Lee Ann
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DeniseMarina Premium
Thank you so much for your kinds words really helped to hear that. Thanks.
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Claudioj Premium
Hi Kyle
I have come a long way but I still have a long way to go.
In which I have advanced:
I created my first three videos and inserted into my site.
I have created several buttons with calls to action.
I recently created a static page as a home page.
I have made it much easier for Google spiders to browse my site in pages, post and categories.
I create many more internal links.
I have started to carry out EMail Marketing campaigns, here I have a long way to go.
I am very lazy in social networks, they are very complicated for me to implement.
These are my advances, I have to advance much more with social networks.
Regards!
Claudio
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Awesome job.
You should be proud. Especially with the videos.
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Claudioj Premium
Many thanks, now I´m following you!
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Tag, your it : )
Just kidding. I followed you. I look forward to this adventure together.
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MiaL Premium
Hi Kyle,
I'm a big fan of self reflection, not just for business but for life. I often reflect on how I handled particular situations, and whether I could do things differently next time. And I do this a lot when it comes to conversations that I have with my kids. (Because they take in everything I say!!)

When it comes to the last 3 months here, I feel mostly pleased with what I've achieved. I haven't completed any of the live chat requirements for the 3 challenges, and I'm not too worried about that. I've really had to allocate my time effectively to the components of the challenges that leave my website in the best shape. I have met the requirements for writing each month (except this month - I'm short by 2 posts this month). Although if the next challenge starts on Monday then I can definitely get 2 posts done this weekend! Writing seems to be flowing more now, and a quality 1,500 word post is now a piece of cake.

I have been finding it somewhat difficult to do everything I want to do on my website and in terms of the challenges because of the commitments I have outside of WA. This month was particularly difficult as I had a health issue that distracted me a lot. I'm very happy to report that is no longer an issue so I'm looking forward to month 4 being closer to distraction free.

I can honestly say that I don't feel I have wasted much time at all.

I'm proud that I'm building out my website. I am not seeing tangible results yet. I am happy with the quality of what I'm doing so I am trusting that my website will continue to build and grow and start to see some traffic. I am proud that I'm still learning (there's still so much to learn) and I am proud that I have established a way that I like to work that keeps me organised and on top of what's needed. I'm proud in general of what I have achieved while working full time and looking after my family. In fact I am rather ridiculously proud of this, and the level of knowledge that I have now compared to the day I signed up.

In the next 3 months, I want to improve:
- keywords and blog titles
- YouTube videos (scary for me!)
- revisiting all of my pages and key posts for SEO

Thank you to everyone in the community for being so kind to each other. It makes a difference. Thanks Jay for your training, and thanks Kyle and Carson for this platform. Thanks to everyone else who writes training and blogs to help others. Thanks for sharing your stories. x
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Great progress!
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MiaL Premium
Thanks Lee!
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grkuria Premium
The first 3 months went very quickly. I had a lot to learn in the 1st 2 months.
When l joined Wealthy Affiliate at the beginning of January this year, l did not know how to build a website, nor did l know how to write blogs with intension of building a business.
I am so happy that l am able to research for keywords. I have also become quicker in finding titles for my blogs and writing more than 1000 words per post and even beyond 1500 words per post.

I wasted a lot of time trying to learn how to use canva, researching on what to write in my blogs and looking for images to use. Luckily enough, the images which you access through WA site content are free and easy to use. I have become better in using Canva.

I have not made good use of social media and this is something l want to do more of in the next 3 months. I also want to concentrate on writing better quality blogs.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Great job!!
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ColtonJames Premium
Reflecting in the past 3 months, as well as the past year, I could always be doing more. I've been getting too comfortable and as a result, numbers have gone down.

Through the next 3 months I plan on building out more content on a more consistent basis on my new website as well as continuing to create more content on my website that I've had running for almost 4 years now. I also want to look into getting older content back on the map within the SERPs and work to bettering my conversion rates.

I don't wish to see anything go downhill too far... balancing my work along with overall life has been a struggle for me but I believe I'll find a system that works for me in due time. :)
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Just know you aren't alone. You will find the balance.
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magistudios Premium
Hey Colton,

Have a look at some training I did a few weeks ago as it may help with your task of getting older content back on the map within the SERPs.
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PMurray1 Premium
One thing I definitely need to improve on is avoiding time wastage. I have learned that I can get a lot done in 2-4 hours IF I don't fool around listening to music on YouTube, surfing the internet, or even spending too much time on chat or Jaaxy. I need to make sure that each task contributes to the expected end result.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You can do it : )
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PMurray1 Premium
Kyle, I feel that the past three months have been extremely valuable. I have advanced my online business training beyond anything I would have believed a year ago, or even three months ago. I am a week-10 days or so behind, so it helps that the next Super Affiliate lesson is coming a little late. As I have told you previously, I nearly died on Wednesday, April 25th in the hospital emergency room. I was heading into a diabetic coma. For several days afterward, I was fighting for my life to get my blood sugar down below the danger zone. Thank God spared my life. But even when I was in the hospital, I was reading over my printed copy of lesson 3, and in the days afterward I was trying as hard as humanly possible to at least get in an hour or two of training a day so that I would not fall too far behind, and so that I would not forget the stuff I had already learned. That is not something I would have done for just any old platform, only Wealthy Affiliate. I am still looking for my first referral, but I have confidence that it is coming. I enjoy reading other people's tales of their first successes.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
I am honored to meet you. I am glad God had his hand on you and helped you get through.

You have strength and you will succeed.

Best Of Luck In All You Do
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PMurray1 Premium
Thank you. I am honored to meet you as well and best of luck to you.
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hilarybassak Premium
1 The last 3 months have gone very well in some ways e.g. I have made a lot of improvements in my content but there is still a lot of room for improvement. On the whole I do feel that I am moving forward and I am looking forward to the next 3.
2 I am pleased that I have created a new website about Personal Branding which I believe is a subject that is going to be more and more popular especially now that FaceBook have made some changes. It is definitely a work in progress. Progress is the one thing that I am proud about. My content has improved and I am engaging a lot more than before. Using the comments section of WA is very helpful.
3 I wasted time by not checking out links for example. I found that one of my links which works perfectly well does not work inside my website so I will have to remove them all. Another way that I waste time is spending to much time checking emails and allowing myself to be distracted by lots of so called trainings which are really only promotions for other people's products. My biggest waste of time is procrastination and getting ready to do things rather than actually doing them.
4 I have started to join a few zooms so I may be getting better at listening instead of talking (I'm Irish you see!)
5 I can be more CONSISTENT and perhaps do a few trainings as I have spent an inordinate amount of time learning instead of implementing what I have learnt.
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N33 Premium
Hello Hilary,

So nice to hear from you, I was just thinking for myself, if you speak as you write, nobody complains listening to you.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Anne
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hilarybassak Premium
Thank you so much Anne -you are very kind
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You are on your way and that is awesome.
It is a pleasure to meet you Hilary.
Best Of Luck
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hilarybassak Premium
Thank you Lee. I really appreciate your comment
Best of luck to you too
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
1.It went okay but I couldn't fully focus on work because I was traveling quite constantly.
2.
-New income records almost every month.
-Reached 1,5k subscribers on YouTube
-Started getting sponsored content offers
To be honest, I could have achieved much more but little progress is still progress.
3.Too much checking on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media.
4.Email marketing, YouTube marketing, PPC marketing.
5.No travel. Work like a lion. Outsource as many tasks as possible. Put all the goals, plans and results on paper to track the progress.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Awesome accomplishments.
You must be doing something right : )
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Stella741 Premium
1. How did the first 3 months go?
In February, I was excited and getting on with the tasks that were in bootcamp...By the 2nd week, I had to rediscover where the training was...and press in with reaching the 12 post mark.

I set the almighty goal of 3-4 posts a week to catch up and managed 11.

In March, I learnt how to write a more effective review and also how to write content from content. I became friends with Site Content and wrote 1 blog post using similar pictures to enhance writing. I was slightly disappointed when I didn't reach my writing goals.

In April, I got distracted and had to pull myself up by the bootstraps to continue being consistent...Not 1 blog post! So I have freshly resolved to write my work out and research more on affiliate marketing and review tips so that I can add value to my chosen audience.

Research comes easily and I always look at the writing tone of articles to see where I can improve.

2) I now understand my weaknesses and will focus on my strengths when it comes to focusing, paying attention to writing with intent and getting to grips with one social media method at a time before moving on to the next.

I enjoy writing and also helping people at WA who are new.

3) Where did I waste time?
Writing analysis almost to paralysis!
I also kept on reviewing my work and trying to get to grips with Facebook, then chatting with friends...Hmmmm!

4) What tasks did you get better with?

I got better with posting relevant pictures in my content.
Blogging more consistently (before April!) -

The more techie aspects of wordpress and site content like internal links and affiliate links. I do not know code and will only learn a little when it comes to header image size.

I also got better at writing quality comments for others.

However, I am learning from you Kyle, Jay and some of the top 30 WA members.

5) What can I do better in the next 3 months?

Be focused and consistent.
Encourage myself and mix with positive friends who encourage progress.
Be realistic as to how affiliate marketing works and continue putting into practice what I have learnt and will learn with the intent of creating value for my audience.

This affiliate challenge is a REal one, but it is very stretching in a positive way...I'm glad...

Here's to you Kyle, Carson and all here at WA...are there any other online teachers who put in such an effort?

If you know of any? Will you introduce them to WA?
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LeeMcQuay Premium
That is awesome.
You are a prime example of what this post was to achieve.

You can do this.
We can do this : )
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JPride Premium
How did the first 3 months go?

The first 3 months were rough! Especially since I had just had a baby, and I got sick so I lost a lot of time building my business. I tried to do my best to keep up with the tasks but it wasn't easy.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

I was able to create my MMO site and perfect it to my liking (for now). I also got a great deal of content on my site to get started. The organic searchers daily are still in the teens, but the more I post content the better it gets.

Where did you waste time?

Sometimes I would get distracted on social media, and even in the chat here. I find myself getting lost in the conversation and I would lose track of time.

What tasks did you got better with?

I have been able to organize my schedule a lot better to stay on task. The blogging sequence I put in Site Content templates helps me write articles a lot faster.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?

I can organize my workflows to save time and automate a lot more things like social media posts. I can also devote more time to writing and research to get more blog posts done during the week.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Congrats on the new baby.
Happy mothers day : )

You can do this, even as a new mother.
It may be more challenging, just keep in mind what your goal is.

Best Of Luck In All You Do

Lee Ann
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N33 Premium
My compliment for your baby, ....and compliment for a new site creation. You are a power woman. I am sure you will manage that.

Wishing you and your family best energy and joy.
Anne
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DeeMoi Premium
(1) How did the first 3 months go?

Feels like the first 3 months went well. Above all, I have made a big step up from my attitude towards my online business and now I see a clear vision of why I want to have an online business. I feel I'm on the right track.

(2) What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

I am proud that I have made the tasks, especially the writing of 12 blog posts a month. In addition, I think my blog posts look pretty good now, with pictures, screenshots, banners ... I've integrated the online business as an integral part of my everyday life and look forward every day to continue to work on my website or to learn something new. I am working on my online business in some form every day, and that was not the case until recently.

(3) Where did you waste time?

Whereby I'm wasting time is, when I am doing research or doing other things than writing blog posts. I can and will improve that.

(4) What tasks did you get better with?

I've become much better at writing posts. When I write, there are no more distractions, I am absolutely focused on the post. In general, I've gotten better at organizing things better.

I've been working with Canva and Button Generator and have been able to significantly improve those skills.

(5) What can you do better in the next 3 months?

I can and want to get faster when I write posts. It seems to me that I still need too much time to write a whole article.

I also want to improve the quality of my posts. People should read my posts and be satisfied afterward.


Thanks, Kyle for this Super Affiliate Challenge and your help so far. Looking forward to the next 3 months!
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JPride Premium
Sounds like you are doing great with the challenge! I still have not been able to hit 12 posts in one month because I have so much going on outside of my online business. I hope I can eventually get to where you are.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Awesome job : )
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emerald860 Premium
My first 3 months? Well, they started out great. I wasn't meeting my goals but I was being consistent and using SiteContent was a huge help to me. I was proud of my achievements the first month. The second month, I took on more work so I wasn't as attentive. The third month, I lost the run of it completely and haven't done anything on my site. I'm not happy about that at all. I recognize that I need to work harder if I hope to see any progress. On the plus side, I hang out more in Live Chat. Perhaps because it's actually on my calendar each day. And maybe that's where the holes in my achievements lie. I may have just answered my own question. Schedule more things in my Google calendar.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Great job Alanna.
I hope the next 3 months are much better for you.
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amyr2017 Premium
Hi Kyle --

Without bogging you down with the gory details of the last 3 months of my progress (or lack thereof) -- I think for me, the bigger issue is as I look back overall, have I moved ahead or have I stagnated?

I have definitely moved ahead, and have reached out to some really great people here, who have helped me in tremendous ways.

Yes, I have gotten stuck on this or that, but really pushed myself to work on my site, and to learn more and more and the nuances of SEO, social media and cross-posting, etc. Every day, it seems, I am learning something new.

Have I made any money yet? $3.25. Nothing to write home about, but i feel confident that I am walking in the right direction. My time is limited because of my full time job, but I am on here as much as humanly possible, and I will keep pushing until I see the results I hoped for.

Thanks once again,
Amy
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Great job.
You are still here and are still moving forward.
That with a full time job isn't easy.
I hope the next 3 months are easier for you and you get more accomplished. : )
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amyr2017 Premium
Thank you...!
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You are very welcome.
Happy Mother's day ; )
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AlejandraB Premium
Hi Kyle and everyone,
1. How did the first 3 months go?
These past 3 months have gone so fast, I have been busy every single day on more focused tasks to work for my website.
The first month was hard for me to start, it took me longer to write the first blog posts, the second month was easier as I had a good idea on how to work, last month was great, I could work better.

2. What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
I know what is my goal for my website now, it's more clear to me and I don't get easily distracted by other things.
My website is my full time business, I can think this way about it and write it down on paper.

3. Where did you waste time?
I think the first month was the month I didn't do quite well, it took me longer to start.

4.What tasks did you get better with?
Understand the keywords for my website and how to make a list of them to create better and faster content for my website.
I am now better at writing content on the content tool here at WA, I just love how it works and it helps me to work better and faster.
I also worked more on sharing my content on Social Media and my numbers are getting better.

5. What can you do better in the next 3 months?
I need to work better to do some networking for my business.
I tried a few times the live chat here at WA, but it was hard for me, I know for any online business getting in touch with other bloggers is a growing opportunity for the online business, I think I need to try it again and learn how to be better at it.
I want to keep working this way on my website and reach the point to get referrals and write a success blog here at WA!


Thanks so much.
Have a great day everyone!
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denara2017 Premium
The last 3 months were productive. Did some but not enough SEO. Wasted time with a silly darn gastric resection and a knee replacement. Need work on getting better with tasks. What I need to do is reset schedule to devote a minimum of 2 hours per day to my business and to complete the training.
Are there people in WA that enjoy working 1 on 1? I would like to work with some one.
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Robert-A Premium
You don't really need a 1 on 1 when there is so much help within WA.
However if you feel this would benefit you then you should contact the person you signed up under.
After all did they not say they would help you all they could, or words to that effect?
In you case that would be littlemama.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/littlemama
Enjoy your Friday and the weekend to come.
Robert-A
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Omg. You had quite a not so nice 3 months.
I hope you are recovering nicely.
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CalvinC Premium
You got a good point here about the person you signed up under.

It's one of the reasons I'm happy nobody signed up for me yet. I don't think I'm ready for this kind of stuff, I'm also a newbie, I don't have the experience to give good advice to a beginner.

Anyway, my website doesn't look good for the moment, so...

I will be sad to see that someone signed up after visiting my website and to realize I can't help. When someone signed up because of you, It's your responsibility to take care of that person.

It's also the reason I will reset my actual website, I will use all the contents I created with some modifications, but I will do everything from scratch with what I've learned, I'm sure I will go faster and avoid the mistakes I made because know I KNOW what was wrong.
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Robert-A Premium
No probs Calvin.
Just because you are a newbie does not mean you do not have something to contribute.
I'm sure you will have skills that can help your fellow members.
Enjoy your Saturday.
Robert
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denara2017 Premium
Thank you. I have. No chemo and I can now climb stairs without screaming..
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denara2017 Premium
Thanks for the response from a fellow newbe.
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Kyle, I procrastinated on responding to your call for self-reflection because it was important to give the five questions justice. Regardless of the business at the end of the day the buck stops with you, whether you are hitting the ball out of the park or you are struggling to hit the ball. You are accountable,
The following are my answers to the five questions listed above:
The first three months were thought provoking, challenging, overwhelming, exciting and demanding. I learned a considerable amount of things that I did not cover in my niche website and will have to go back and bring it up to the standard of my SWAG website. I found it challenging and still do to complete the necessary number of content, even with the use of Jaaxy.
I am proud of the things I have accomplished using the tools recommended in the training, such as Jaaxy, Canva and the SiteContent. I am finding that I am researching what is Content Marketing and how I can leverage that knowledge to make my website the one of choice for SEOs.
I am still wasting time researching my posts. Not being an authority on Content Marketing, it is taking me a while to find what I want to write about. Once I have the material I do find your recommended approach Rey valuable in pumping out the posts and usually end up with posts of 2000 words or more.
As stated earlier I got better in using Canva to create banners and posters for Pinterest and Instagram. The length of my articles are much longer and better structured, thanks to Site Content. Through Jaaxy my topic search is improving.
I plan to focus more on getting more content published and attracting more organic traffic. Improving my site in terms of better utilisation of Google Analytics and the use of my socia media sites.
Have a great weekend.
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skendrick4 Premium
How did the first 3 months go?

I have learned a great deal. I don't have as many posts as I had hoped, only 23, but four of those are on the first page of search results, so I think that I am making progress in learning.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

I am learning to think business rather than job, as well as learning more about promotions, something I have never done before.

Where did you waste time?

I have made mistakes in all kinds of things and corrected them. However, most of my time is taken with just learning what I am to be doing and doing it.

What tasks did you got better with?

I am getting better at everything involved in building an online business, but I still have more to learn.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?

Probably everything.
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Braintree Premium
Hi Kyle,
In first 3 months I have made a lot of contacts within my niche and now have 20 blogs and pages between 1,100 and 2,600 words.
Have achieved so much including logo design, images and screen captures
Very happy with my site but still spend too much time on each post - usually 2 or 3 days - have to be completely happy with content.
Have three articles Google page 1's but only when I put the search terms in inverted commas " ". Early days.
Must do more in the marketing side and because my niche is start-up and small businesses am considering a B2B directory, assume there are some good WP plug-ins.
Thanks for all the help.
Colin
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ontherise Premium
My first month started off well, I had already started bootcamp so the first month came easier.
The second and third months not only brought on new learning but more time commitment which was difficult for me.

I have achieved a higher level of understanding in terms of SEO, websites in general, graphics, and ranking.

I feel like I waste time when I'm trying to come up with new articles and what to write about.

I do think my writing has improved and my process in general as I'm following Jays' strategy for ranking.
I also find that searching the 30 keywords at one time and then starting each article by inserting them before I go back and write is helpful.

Moving forward, I would still like to improve my writing(not struggle for 1000 words), work on my time management and be able to spend more time in the community.
I'm really hoping to see that 1st sale in the few months so I know I'm doing something right!

Looking forward to making it happen and see our tasks for month 4.

Christine
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N33 Premium
Hi, here is my short and honest survey :

How did the first 3 months go?

It was very surprising, exciting, time-consuming, brought many questions on the surface (business and private). Bringing the "machine" to roll took much energy.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

I am really proud of everything.

Where did you waste time?

I always lose much time with translating within the lessons, the interactions, comments.
I lose time to understand probably basic knowledge, for all of you just peanut.
I lose time when I have to do something outside WA, for instance creating a Pinterest account or any kind of account, "administrative and technical jobs"

What tasks did you got better with?

I am now more familiar with SiteContent, adding images and videos, creating images with Canva, posting on Pinterest

What can you do better in the next 3 months?

Making decisions. I have always been an over thinker, this slows me down and sometimes makes me walk back not in the doing, but in the "how to do"

Writing more content

Relaxing and drinking regularly


Wishing you all a nice weekend

Cheers,
Anne
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Chrissies Premium
Wow, where to start!!

1) How did the first 3 months go?

Well, I never actually managed to complete all the challenges I'm afraid.!
But I have learnt so much more than I knew before, and I have really enjoyed it!
I have had about ten referrals, but still not even one who appears to be doing anything at all at WA, and certainly no one who has gone Premium. Most of them do not even bother to complete their profiles.
I really want to understand what I am doing wrong there - I now have a total of 34 referrals who are going nowhere - that s a little disheartening.

2) What accomplishments etc are you proud of?

I have definitely got a good deal better at creating banners, but still further to go there!
I am understanding keywords more than I ever did before, and am taking much more care with finding good one and with how I use them.
I have one post which has been on Page 1 of Google for a few months now, and is currently at `No 6. This is a post about a scam, and it gets more traffic than all of my other posts put together. I just wish it was a post which was more focussed on promoting WA!

3) Where did you waste time?

Probably trying to get to grips with too many forms of social media, instead of trying to perfect just one or two.
Also, trying to get my head around making videos too - long way to go there!


4) What tasks did you get better with?

I think that I answered that in Q2!!

5) What can you do better in the next 3 months?

I think that I have to do everything better!!
But specifically, write more posts and write more posts!!
And also, graphs are still a mystery to me!
Likewise infographics.

I am actually seriously thinking about starting a brand new site as I continue with this challenge, instead of using my original one, but the whole idea is rather daunting!!

But the challenge is great - onwards and upwards and the best of luck to everyone
Chrissie :)
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Nick-at-WA Premium
Hi Kyle

How did the first 3 months go?

Well, the first three months were tough, challenging and fun. I worked hard but I have to admit that I can do better.


What accomplishments, achievements, and business-related activities are you proud of?

I am proud of my Social Media achievements, especially on Pinterest. I have grown my following to almost 3000 followers and my monthly page views to more than 15000 page views per month.
I also grew my Instagram account to 2000 followers.


Where did you waste time?

I wasted time by doing too much research on keywords. I must honestly admit that I am still struggling to get keywords and would like some really good advice about it. I’m in the MMO niche, promoting WA.

What tasks did you get better with?

I got better at writing and writers' block is not a problem anymore. I also got better with social media especially Pinterest.
I'm also getting better at giving comments in Site Comments.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?

I want to and will get better at finding more keywords to write about. I will write more content and especially reviews which I'm terrible with.
Although I am committed I will be even more committed to being successful.

Take care!
Nick
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LeeMcQuay Premium
The struggle is real my friend.
I have difficulties with keywords already and you are way ahead of me.
I am sure though that we will get passed it. : )
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Nick-at-WA Premium
Sure, we will, Lee and thanks for your inspiration!
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LeeMcQuay Premium
No problem my friend. We got this.
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Oh ok here it goes then. Kyle and Carson, and WA familia, thank you for having me and bringing me to a new stage in my life. While these past 3 months have brought about many great changes.

During that time I have adapted, to the best of my ability, ( still room for improvement) and have applied what I have picked up on.

Keeping in mind that , what happens on my personal world and my responsibilities, I must say it is quite much to manage. Education has long been a staple in our family and will continue to be so, therefore moving onto and trying is not an option. It is a well do mind set that has been activated.

It's go time for me and I have decided to branch out a bit and with a company that has sought me out through my resume. It's exciting and new just as the WA is and will always be.

One area that I have not been able to get thru is the images and perhaps it is the computer I am using, or I just don't know. That is
a my primary focus on right now,and I hope to master that soon.

As far as time wasted, perhaps a bit, but my family comes second to nothing on this planet. I feel that some time might have slipped through, but considering the absorption of the material, it's no wonder I am where I am.

Over the next three months, this is by far not over, matter of fact I am sure this is but another chapter to the incredible success we all will have over our duration, and i will adapt to and learn more with our venue.

I am

here

till it gets done.

There you have it, my take on the past 3 and the next three months. Thanks again Kyle, Carson, and the entire WA familia!
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nightwatch Premium
I have to say that I've found the Super Affiliate Challenge more challenging than I anticipated.

My initial idea was to use an existing site for the challenge but kyle recommended I start with a brand new site, which I did.

* How did the first 3 months go?

I've only got 20 posts published in that time, so I'm 16 posts behind. Some of my posts are quite long - 2,000-3,000 words, others shorter than 1,000 words.

Since I'm not an expert in my niche, I have a lot of learning to do before I write a post. I'd be a lot faster if I were writing from the position of being an expert.

I've been creating content for my mailing list at the same time, so that's taken up a fair bit of time and meant I've less time for writing blog posts.

* What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

Most of my content is indexed. Only 7 of 91 tracked keywords are ranked in Google. None of my keywords ranks any higher than 32 on Google.

My primary site keyword is ranked at #1 in both Yahoo and Bing, although it bobs about on page 1 of Bing.

All of my posts (except my About Me) post have received comments.

My traffic grew from 55 visits in March to 366 in April. But in May I've seen a drop in traffic.

I have added affiliate links for several products to my posts and sidebar.

I had one sale of a product with a recurring fee in April. But that's the only income my site has generated ($17.50 per month commission).

I haven't added Adsense to the site yet and Amazon isn't a good fit for the niche (list building & email marketing).

I have only had 2 free signups to WA from my WA review in the 3 months. Better than nothing but I was hoping for more.

I have promoted my posts on social media and some other site which has boosted my traffic but, despite them getting likes and shares on Twitter, Google Plus and StumbleUpon, those shares don't show up on the social media button widget (Sumo) on my posts.

My bounce rate started off good at about 65% but has gone up to 87%.

Session duration is pretty respectable at about 2m 20s.

I got my WA rank to the 297 at one point though it's now at 303.

* Where did you waste time?

Writing comments. I like to provide useful comments for other bloggers, so my comments tend to be a bit on the long side - several sentences and a couple of paragraphs long. A number of comments I've received have less thought put into them.

Doing the training. Not really a waste of time, but the time put in here is time away from writing posts and promoting my site.

Running other aspect of my online business also takes time away from building out my WA site.

* What tasks did you got better with?

I'm not a newbie to planning and content writing and have been building WP sites for years, so I haven't seen any improvement there. But I do now comment more on people's blogs to get more engagement and that's helping my WA blog rank better.

* What can you do better in the next 3 months?

I need to write more posts and especially more reviews, But I have to take the time to use products and tools so I can provide an honest review of them. So that means those posts will take longer to write.

I'd also like to find another venue for promoting WA. I've tried several so far, promoting WA directly and via my affiliate links for WA blog posts and free courses.

I've tried on Google Plus (my page and on community pages), Facebook (my page, my timeline and groups), Instagram, Twitter, StumbleUpon, to safelists, using solo ads and even newspaper classified ads.

Not a single taker. The two WA signups I did get came via the WA review on my site. And I have promoted that review on all the above sites as well.

The only paid advertising I tried was buying solo ad mailings.

Cheers,
Gary
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KatieMac Premium
Where do I start looking at the last three months it has been awesome and I will probably do a blog about it since it will be too long a response for the discussion.
However it has helped me see my weak spots, refine my work, understand the process better and has pushed me further out of my comfort zone, despite some health issues and time away with family I have still grown and got most of the tasks done, my biggest let down is getting the 12 posts done for my website, I need to come up with a better way to get this part right, using the timer, choosing a topic and just writing for 30mins is a great tip from Kyle, as you can alter it and tweak it once you have just got the writing done.

Will be doing more reflecting and working ways to get those blog posts done as when I produced more work there were positive results, two sign ups one stayed premium so far anyhow, two jaxxy referrals and domain names all bits of income to build up. So refining the formula is a must
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mrschippy Premium
Hi all - hope everyone is enjoying the training. Here's my feedback.

How did the first 3 months go?
Ok, but I still battle with perfectionism and faffing about perfecting graphics and stuff - it slows me down grrr. i'm working on it - good is enough. Perfect never actually happens...!

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
I feel I've niched down my site to a real focus - stay at home moms looking to make an income online from blogging/affiliate marketing. In the past I've chosen a niche that was too broad

Where did you waste time?
Faffing about trying to unlock the powers of traffic fro Pinterest as usual lol. Twisting & turning over the look of graphics etc and whether to add a huuuuuuugely long Pinterest pin to my posts or NOT...

What tasks did you got better with?
Organisation - loved the month 2 training on setting a proper work flow and planning out a month of posts in advance, rather than 1 at a time (which is what I did, which takes way longer)

What can you do better in the next 3 months?
Get more efficient at writing content (it's ok not to leave every single stone unturned in my research!, it's ok not to leave every single stone unturned in my research! just get on and write it my girl :) that's my mantra this month...)

I suffer from procrastination a bit to be honest - it's a right pain in the *rse and probably comes down to a fear of failure really. But learning this stuff about ourselves is a good thing I guess...

Good luck everyone
http://affiliateninjamom.com
Cheers
Sarah
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Colorman Premium
Hi Kyle and WA members. I think the biggest plus for me was being able to have article ideas and content ready in advance instead of doing them as I go along. I've also been consistent with writing publishing.

Minuses:
I have not been as active within the community as I should. Sorry members but my daily grind just leaves me with just a bit of time at the end of the day. I have to prioritise family and building the business. Hopefully I will be more active in the community in the months ahead.

I've also been trying to do video and I think that is eating up my precious time.

Anyway so far so good.
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kriskrklnd Premium
Hi Kyle, first off I just want to tell you I love how you keep us motivated! Being with WA has been quite a journey and I really can't recall my life before it!

Anyway, how did my first 3 months go? It was a rollercoaster for sure! Many ups and downs as I built my site, went Premium, got indexed, went that happened I was on top of the world and will never forget how I felt that day. Remembering my first few days here, it was a bit confusing but as I went through the training, Kyle made it super easy and I poured my heart and soul into it.
I was able to get some affiliate programs on my site, and google adsense, finally after 3 tries! Fought with Amazon and won. Like I said, it has been a rollercoaster. Am I making money yet? Pennies, but it's money right? Baby steps and that is in the right direction in my eyes. I've learned a ton about the niche I've picked, probably more than I've wanted to know and at times have spent 8 hours a day on my laptop writing content. When I started in January, my ranking was at something like 200,000, and now I'm ranking at 715. Just a few days ago I was at 500. Oops I've slipped a bit.

My accomplishments, achievements would be that 90% of my content is indexed with one of my articles being indexed within a day! I was so excited when that happened! I think a big accomplishment is joining Wealthy Affiliate. Without doing that, this wouldn't exist. Also, I made my first sale back in February, then made about 6 more since then. Not that I'm cashing a paycheck yet, but it's definitely a start. Google Adsense denied me 3 times, but I was so insistent that they finally approved me and I've gotten a few clicks, but still not enough yet to get paid, but still shows determination. Same goes with Amazon, they sent me a denial email and I didn't take "no" for an answer, so I fought back and they finally approved me for their affiliate program. Again, persistence

Where did I waste time? Honestly? Wandering around the WA platform! LOL!. I would get nosey and just peek around at other profiles, questions, blogs, etc.

What tasks did I get better with? Definitely Jaxxy and searching for keywords. Now I don't search keywords without it. It took me a while for that to set in and now I totally get it.

What can I do better in the next 3 months? Write more content, specifically more reviews. I really need to learn how to implement more products into my articles relating to my niche. Also, I need to learn how to comment better on the comment site platform. I've been banned before from having too many disapproved comments, now I am gunshy from commenting. Also, I would like to move a little faster on the training, I tend to get distracted for some reason. Learn to Focus, Focus, Focus!!!



So I have some things to work on and totally looking forward to my next 3 months!
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Memorylaneuk Premium
How did the first 3 months go?
Quickly.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud of?
That I managed to publish all 36 posts. That my site stats are all going in the right direction, up, but not as quickly as I would like.
That I have remained an active member within the WA community.

Where did you waste time?
Trying to get to grips with live chat... sorry it’s not for me. However I appreciate that for some it is a great platform.

What tasks did you got better with?
Planning out my posts in advance and doing jobs in blocks.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?
Reviews.. more of them.
Video

Final Words
I have thourghly enjoyed being held accountable with the SWAG challenge. I doubt I would have put out as many posts if not challenged to do so.
I also appreciate all the extra ideas and things to do. Whilst not achieving all of the extra bits, I did at least do them to the best of my ability and give them a go.
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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Harizan Premium
How did the first 3 months go?
It was rather testing the waters than having any big achievements. I created two websites - one niche and one promoting WA. My site content statistics show I have published 52 articles and 61 533 words for that period.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
I am proud of one thing: I am 100% sure that I want to continue my WA journey. I have no doubt that I want to do online marketing WITH this WA community and WITH the knowledge I gain here.
Having said that, I had no big accomplishments and achievements. My posts get indexed quick, but when I check their rankings, they are not in top 100 (except 1 post, ranked 20 on Google).
Possible explanations? Maybe the site is still new (3 months) and Google doesn't trust it. Maybe the competition is too strong. Maybe my content is not that exceptional so that Google prefers it. (Just to say I follow the rule to find keywords with low competition and high search results).
Logically my traffic is close to zero (I mean organic one, not that coming from community members).
I know the number of posts and words written are insufficient to see any change. That's why I am armed with patience. I know it may take a long time. I will be actively working, and waiting for the moment to come!

Where did you waste time?
I wouldn't call it a waste of time. But I made a huge (newbie) mistake. As I've mentioned, I started two sites in parallel. It took me about two months to understand that all these wise people, advising to make your first website a success and then multiplicate, were right. Moreover, I am in the middle of launching my own private label and selling products online. This process takes a lot of time (which in the 2018 H2 will not be the case, and I will be able to get back to my affiliate activities). So, this time pressure made me realize, I have to work smarter than harder:) I have a (great) idea of repositioning my WA promoting a website, with taking a sub-niche, related with giving tips how to sell on Amazon Europe, while intelligently pushing people to affiliate marketing and WA. Let's see what will happen in H2 2018 and 2019!

What tasks did you got better with?
I got better at writing. I learned so many tips and tricks, regarding social media, email marketing, and youtube. Waiting for the moment to implement my new knowledge:)

What can you do better in the next 3 months?
Social media marketing? Hopefully
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Vasiliy Premium
Hi Kyle, this is quite interesting. Will try to keep it short. I started my website in 2015, but only around December of 2017 where I really got serious about working on my website. In fact Super Affiliate Challenge was a big push for me.
Well I do have some great results promoting WA. Every time I see a new sale I realize that I need to work more and much harder.

*****How did the first 3 months go?

Writing 12 posts a month is a real challenge even though I can write content fast enough. I think just like for many people having full time job and family makes it harder to work on online business, nevertheless I always think about it and do find time to work on it.

******What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

I finally understand better how to send people from different posts to my centralized WA promotion. This is a great breakthrough. The problem is I have to go back and fix many old posts that I wrote initially.
I do see more traffic hitting my WA Promotion page from SEO which is very nice, and just like I said whenever you see something working you feel that you have to work even harder to multiply any little success that you get.

******Where did you waste time?
If I am tired after work I might check out news on my phone rather than spend time on WA. I feel that I need to be in the right mindset to write new posts which I think it's wrong. Organizing myself has been the hardest task so far.

******What tasks did you got better with?
Working on fine tuning posts for better conversion, although many things I am still looking answers for as I am studying my website visitors behavior. But it's really cool stuff when you see visitors going from various posts to your centralized promotion and then convert in to sign ups.

******What can you do better in the next 3 months?
I could always write more content as I have crazy ideas, but I have to work on organizing my time better as I miss out on a lot of free time that I could use to write more content.

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For anyone who is doubting whether online business works or not - I can say that it certainly does work and it does convert and YES - It FEELS REWARDING!
I had a ton of doubts in my head whether this was the right thing to start and would this ever work, but I made it clear for myself that there is no magic here, just write more quality content and work on getting more traffic and you will get sales - it's that simple. Conversions will happen. Don't try to over complicate anything.

So guys don't even think to give up, if you give up what you will do? Watch more TV, check out more Facebook? Waste more time? Let's get through Super Challenge and build online business we always dreamed about. Try to work on self discipline, it's a great quality that every business owner must have.

I wish everyone success! Let's write some more content!
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Thank you for your motivation and for sharing.
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JanSwe Premium
Hi all hard working SWAG friends!

How did the first 3 months go?
Great but not super great.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
I'm proud of my increased post freqvens. I was really bad at producing posts before I got blessed to be in this training.
I'm also proud of what I learned, like making more attractive posts, get a lot more engagements and more...

Where did you waste time?
On trying to perfecting text, Social Media engagements etc.

What tasks did you got better with?
Design, giving help, find keywords, engagements in the WA community.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?
Producing posts faster, more active in WA chat. Less time on Social Media, put more time on this great training.

Regards, Jan
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Jackiex4 Premium
Great idea Kyle.

How did the first 3 months go?
I was so excited to get going with the Super Affiliate Challenge and managed to tick most of the actions on the first two months. The chart and comparison table are scheduled for next week so I can tick them off - Don’t you just love ticking items off a list!!?
I’ve had the site for about 4 years but not really worked properly on it. I have to be a little disappointed that the results aren’t as good as I’d like but I suppose time will tell.
I’ve tried to become more active in Live Chat but find that I can get sucked in and lose so much precious time so this is something I need to address.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
I’ve been writing at least 12 posts a month with a word count of 12,000 or more for most of them and this was something I needed to get to grips with.
I love SiteContent and use it for all my posts. Actually, I think I’m addicted now. I’ve been much more focused on my tasks and especially writing for my WA site.
I’ve tried hard to get to grips with social media but had a problem with my Hootsuite account and am looking for alternative - any ideas?
I’ve been reading more business related books and have found these to be very inspirational. I’ve added a ‘book review’ section to my site and am going to be adding to this.

Where did you waste time?
Without a doubt, Live Chat has been an issue but I’m going to sort this problem out.
The sun came out, briefly, and as I live in the UK this is a rare occurrence so admit to taking advantage of getting some rays and spending time in the garden.

What tasks did you got better with?
My writing has become much more targeted and I can see the difference.
Although social media has foxed me I have learnt much more about it and feel more confident about using it.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?
Social media definitely is going to be a target. I need to become more interactive and add more relevant posts.

I’d like to get to grips with my email list for my WA site and have just begun this process.

And...of course...I’d like to monetize the site and get some referrals.

If there is one thing I’ve learnt, not just from SWAG but from WA as a whole, it’s patience and perseverance. I know it will happen but not necessarily today.

Can’t wait for Monday and the next installment.
Onwards And Upwards

Take care everybody
Jackie
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mtrew2015 Premium
I'm glad your writing has improved. Good luck in the next three months. Best of success to you =)
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phakacha8 Premium
Hi Kyle,
Thanks for asking these questions.
How did the first 3 months go?
#1. My first 3 months is a month of confusion and hard work. I've spent much time trying to decide which specific niche I should be going with. My url is https:// your-second-income.com and 'making money online' is my Niche. Dunno whether my blog posts are relevant or not because I had mixed all sorts of topics.
I fell short of ideas sometimes and want to go for other niches like fruits or poetry.
If I could be helped with some hints suggesting how to go about on cutting down my niche and what I should be writing on will be greatly appreciated. I've gone far with money making as a Niche with the url 'your-second-income.com'
You see, Google Analytics is difficult and vast for me and have been bothering me a lot.

#2. What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
As far as my accomplishments are concerned, content writing is improving and whether good or bad, I have my own logo already created. Whatever blogs I put up get indexed very fast these days which means I might have appended the rightful SEO for search engines and AM proud of this. I enjoyed Learning SEO.I've learned how to use the Canva too.

#3. Where did you waste time?- Social Media could have focused more on the training.
I did not waste time. There are family calls which prompted absence from WA platform for a day or so. I am not interested in social media like Facebook or Pinterest. But I spent quite a good amount of time mastering MailChimp a free source for pop ups, call to action and email list builder.

#4. What tasks did you got better with?
I am getting better with content writing and I do have the confidence for it though am a bit slow as I spend so much with revisions doing it.

#5.What can you do better in the next 3 months?
Once my Niche has been helped getting fixed with specificity, I'll be damn good writing much more content and increase my writing speed as well in the next 3 months and beyond.

PS. I want more training on Google Analytics.
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laurenjean Premium
Hi Phomrong, I think your site is looking great and all your posts are relevant to your topic. You could try some round-up posts - seem out top performers in your niche age feature their sites. I know you're not a fan of Pinterest but I've found it's a great source of inspiration for ideas on posts and posts headlines.
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phakacha8 Premium
Hey L Kinghorn,
Glad you suddenly appeared from nowhere and surprised me with a few tips of advice?

OK, round-up posts and Pinterest!
I'll have to dive in when Kinghorn recommends otherwise, I might missed the train. Haha...:)


Have a great day.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
I agree.
I have no clue how it really works let alone how to improve by using it.
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SeanGreentre Premium
Wow... This was a lot tougher than I thought it would be. At the risk of sounding like I'm making excuses - I'm really not - I started a new job in January and that has seriously impacted my time on this course. I get through just, but it's hard to find the time just now.

So here are my 'honest' answers.

How did the first 3 months go?
OK, though getting to 12 post or 12k words has been a struggle in the last month. I really need to knuckle down and find the time to do this.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
Simply getting a site live and getting as far as I have given the little time I now have. It looks good and its starting to get traction, which is always a motivator.

Where did you waste time?
I probably over analyse my stats, spending a lot of time digging down into data that doesn't serve me just now. But at the same time, it's all good practice. :-)

What tasks did you got better with?
Much as everyone else, writing has much improved, which will help as I struggle to find time to write posts, etc, going forward.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?
Less time procrastinating, more time doing - and writing!

That's it. My brutally honest reflection. Onwards and upwards :-)

Sean
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laurenjean Premium
Shoo, I salute you Sean. Starting a new job and the Super Affiliate Challenge at the same time, that takes a LOT. Courage. Time. Effort. Commitment. Determination. And all that good stuff.
I'd imagine you've had to give up a lot of leisure time to make it work. Totally understandable that it was tougher than you expected and impressive that you are doing so well.
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MikaelM Premium
How did the first 3 months go?

They have been intense and busy, but it has been very good. I have learned a lot and have managed to plan my time so I could keep up with the tasks and the content goals I had.

Still have very low traffic and hope this will pick up soon.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

I have created a really good base and have a lot of good content. I am proud I have managed to prioritize and plan so I have been able to put so much time into building my website and learning.

Where did you waste time?

I have tried to prioritize very hard to be able to keep up and also live up to other commitments I have, so do not really think I have wasted time.

What tasks did you get better with?

I became a lot more efficient in keyword research, my writing has improved, and I have improved my ability to implement CTAs

What can you do better in the next 3 months?

Still have very low traffic - this needs to increase. I could become better at writing posts on WA and participating in live chat, but this has been second priority for me, when I have had to choose where to focus.
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SowAndReap Premium
How did the first 3 months go?

When I started the challenge, I knew it was going to be a task.

Unexpectedly a loved one passed away. I did fall behind, not only that, I didn't feel like working, I felt like a lot of changes were happening rapidly in my personal life. So, my efforts were very unmotivated.

Sounds bad and depressing but that's the reality of it all. So I did things that I enjoyed like watching my shows, eating too much and just kind of chilling.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

The first achievement is that I was hesitant to take on the challenge because like I just said, I knew it was going to be a challenge for me.

But I knew that if I didn't, I was going to regret it.

Being that I didn't meet all of the goals that I wanted to, I did continue on and I'm so excited that I'm writing on a consistent basis.

And I feel for the first time more productive than ever.

Where did you waste time?

I did spend some time editing my website, which when I got to the older articles that I wrote, I cringed.

It felt like looking at those awful photos that you wish your parents would never pull out.

Unfortunately my content is on the web for everyone to see. I then reflected that if you can't have eggs on your face you will never grow.

What tasks did you got better with?

I feel I'm improving on being consistent with content creation. Now I'm being honest here, it's only been a week, but I'm not focusing on that.

I'm focusing on keeping that habit going.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?

Everything! I have a lot to improve on, but I'm not afraid to say that and work on it.
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mtrew2015 Premium
Awesome, I am not yet complete with my first three months, but I really appreciate your time in writing this, it will help keep me motivated.
Best,
Michael
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SowAndReap Premium
Hey Michael, I'm happy you're motivated, you are going to do great, best to you as well, Evelyn.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Awesome motivation. Thank you
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Reading the comments below I don't feel quite as frustrated as I did before coming here to this post. Actually my first three months weren't bad. But I have fallen behind due to other committments - ones that should have eased off by now.

I don't feel I wasted time per se. What I did do was be active in WA in other ways. I often help people via PM. Don't know if this is counted but some things I feel people want to know privately. I also do a lot of article commenting when following people. That is as long as they have their url on their profile page.

Social media has always been a problem for me. There is so much crap in there. And pretty rabid opinions. Generally not from any of us.

I already have a fan page though I would easily do my Working on the Wildside business page. And guess what. All the formating at the beginning looks different now. Didn't get very far as this completely put me off. One advantage is that I will have a steady stream of posts to put on it! Well back to deciphering it.

My biggest failure is in the number of posts. Two more and month two is finished. All I can say is month 4 and 5 are going to be really busy. But my word count is way over the supposed 24.000 words for the 2 x 12 per month for the first two months.

I actually did a WA blog today about today's incentive to work here all day.

The storm last night resulted in our door sticking shut so we couldn't get out. Neighbour called in and rescued us.

So all I can say is onward and upwards.

Cheers to all and happy slogging away.

Helen
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Kewl Web Premium
-First three months are so-so. I am not really proud of anything yet as I have reached this point many times before.The difference this time is I'll keep going for better or worse.

-I have a site with about 40 posts less than what I should have since I re-started WA on Jan 8th. I still have very little traffic. A few rankings on the first page but most are in the 100's or greater.

-I still struggle with the posts from start (research etc.) to finish (editing on WordPress) easily a day or more to produce.

-Personal commitments and constant negativity in my life (which unfortunately I can't avoid) affects my work & mindset. That's probably my biggest struggle.

-In the next three months beginning in June, I want to increase my writing output. Make my site more visually receptive. Fix old posts by adding content, basically, doing all the things we've been taught to increase the visitor experience and the click-through rate (8 clicks this week).

-Go back over the first three months materials and do anything I have missed which is a fair amount WA Blogs, commenting etc.

I am looking forward to writing about some new accomplishments in the next feedback session in a few months because I am starting to enter new territory now as far as learning and website progress is concerned.

Cheers
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Kyle Premium
One thing I do, because it can be a "brain drain" doing the same thing for too long, if I ever get in that state I will perform a completely different task. This is something that I recommend you consider.

Look at the next 3 months ahead to, keep your focus on the future and not so much on the past. It is great to reflect and learn from reflecting, but of course we always want to keep our eyes on the prize and this will constantly be evolving.
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Kewl Web Premium
Okay, thanks, Kyle. I will try doing that - changing tasks to keep things fresh and remain motivated.

And I'll just keep moving forward then - carrying on with next months tasks. I think you have a very good point there. I should look forward rather than back.

I appreciate the advice.

Thanks,

Devan.
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Rich908 Premium
1) How did the first 3 months go?
Tough - I was concentrating on balancing my posts, WA blogs, feedback on websites, comments on websites and helping out with classroom questions.

2) What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
Great fun with designing my logo, learning how to structure my content a lot better

3) Where did you waste time?- Social Media could have focused more on the training

4) What tasks did you get better with? Understanding key words
Youtube tutorials


5) What can you do better in the next 3 months?

Take my time with the assignments. Execute all my tasks with precision and build out my website to make it more professional looking
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Kyle Premium
That darn social media. We all do it, can't kick ourselves about what we have wasted our time on in the past, just don't get sucked into the vortex of social too often.
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MelaniLukito Premium
- First 3 months: I found the niche I love talking about, set up the website, learnt and built the website foundation (buy website domain, menu, category, learned SEO principles), learnt using social media to grow the website traffic.

- What I proud of: some of my posts rank well on Google, Bing, Yahoo. Start getting organic traffics, nominated in Sunshine blogger award (I know only a little about blogging before joining in Wealthy Affiliate). Display advertisements and affiliate product links. Got good responses from the reader's comment. Got subscribers before starting email marketing (they sent their email address via Sumo box).

-Where did I waste time? I spent too much time in researching and editing the article.

-What tasks did you got better with? Keyword research

-What can you do better in the next 3 months? I hope I can be more productive in publishing the article and start using email marketing.
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SCash Premium
Seeing that so many had the same experience I did the 3rd month in itself is giving me a recharge. I am not where I would like to be, but the monthly challenges definitely caused me to accomplish more than I would have. Coming up with ideas for content and having time to write the content has been a big challenge.
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Kyle Premium
It happens Sheryl, every month is going to be different and you have to take a month where you didn't feel you were as productive as you wanted to be and use that as MOMENTUM, rather than demotivation.

You are doing just great, look back and realize how much you have truly accomplished thus far.
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SCash Premium
Thanks you’re right I have been more focused on my business the last few months than I have ever been. Just need to remember the challenge isn’t meant to make us compare with one another but to challenge ourselves to improve and progress. So onward and forward
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herinnelson Premium
Great suggestion, Kyle! Thanks for this! I hadn't realized all I'd accomplished, the past challenges and all that there is yet to do.

My 3 months (since February) have been busy, as everybody else's have, too! I got my WA promotion site up and running. It's been great traffic wise.

* I've written 16 blogs that I'm expanding on.
* Joined AWeber and created an email campaign with 6 autoresponder emails (so far).
* Made an email opt-in page.
* Created a landing page after they opt-in.
* Wrote an eBook for a giveaway when they opt-in.
* Am working on 2 videos to apply to the email opt-in page and homepage.
* Created and designed 9 side banner ads.
* Added 13 banners ads: Adsense, Jaaxy, Lead pages, WA.
* Created a static landing page.
* Pinned 47 photos with site links to Pinterest and scheduled each using Board Booster. I have 54.4K monthly viewers.
* Created a business FaceBook page.
* Shared some of my WA blog posts on FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google + and Instagram.
* Received 118 comments on various pages through SiteContent (98 comments on the home page).
* Received some referrals, one going Premium from this site.
* Earned conversions totaling approximately $600 since February.

It is a constant work in progress. I just started another WA Promotion site focusing on Free Websites / SiteRubix.

Thanks, Kyle! Erin :)!
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GuyfromNB Premium
My first two months were going great. I seem to have inspiration. But on the third month things went totally down for me. I started doubting what I have achieved and even my own expertise in the field.

What was I proud of? Maybe post featured images at first.

Where did I waste time?

I think I had wasted time trying to do further research for my content and trying to help other people inside WA - especially when I was struggling to do so, trying to find questions that I could really give a good answer to.

What tasks I got better with? I think creating better headlines.

What can I do better? I honestly don't. Trying to find the motivation to continue!
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mtrew2015 Premium
Keep going. Remember nothing great ever happened without some struggles and challenges along the way.
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GuyfromNB Premium
Thanks Michael. I'll do my best to remember that.
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haroda Premium
Thank you, Kyle for putting this together in reflecting our progress.

How did the first 3 months go?
For my first month, I completed all the tasks for my newest website. However, I dropped the ball on my two other websites at the same time.

For the second month, I wrote three to four articles for my three websites per week and completing most of the tasks but not all.

For the third month, I totally got burned out because of too many late nights and reduced to two to three articles per week for all three websites. I completed all social media but have not put together the chart for the website. I completed about 2/3 of the tasks.

Sometimes, I get scattered on what website I should focus more of my time on. I want them all!!!

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

1. In 3 months, I have written 56,321 words, 31 articles published and 22 indexed by Google

Website 1 - 20posts, 44 comments
Website 2 - 49 posts, 21 comments
Website 3 - 35 posts, 81 comments

2. I connected with several new people outside of WA who came across my websites. That was fun. I have facebook pages for my three websites and I used Google plus every time I posted an article as well.

3. Currently, I am in the top 200 of WA ranking.

Where did you waste time?
1. Interact with WA platform more than I should, maybe. But I do find it very inspiring for me to learn and improve my website as well. Also when I feel overwhelmed, I would also interact with others on WA.
2. Slow on the research -- I am pulled away for day job work, so when I return, I needed to refresh my memory again each time.
3. April & May are the months of constant days working and traveling for my day job so very little time to write.
4. Read emails too often.

What tasks did you got better with?
1. I have improved on writing bit by bit.
2. I am getting better in creating a structure for my articles.
3. More new ideas popping into my head constantly the more I write. I have a notebook with me so I can capture those moments

What can you do better in the next 3 months?
1. Getting more comments for my websites.
2. Setup my keywords and structure for my articles.
3. I will complete working for one of my day jobs by the end of June so I have more free time to write.
4. Review my websites to see if I need to re-structure them.
5. Better self management of time.

Thank you again for taking the time in creating this reflection and the whole SWAG program. It brings out strengths and weakness in me. I definitely have lots of room for improvement.
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ValerieJoy Premium
1. I did not do as well in the first 3 months as I hoped to. I did not write or publish the number of posts required.

2. I was happy/proud of my Canva achievements, even though I did not complete them all. I’m proud of the logo for my website, and other images I produced using Canva.

3. I spent far too long trying to come up with ideas for posts. Because my website is far from new it has much content on it. No doubt I would have had more ideas for a new website, but my aim is to get my affiliate marketing website to the best it can be. Had I started a new website, I would have wasted all efforts put into the current site.

4. I didn’t have a good three months due to unforeseeable reasons.

5. I plan to do better in the next 3 months by researching affiliate products and writing reviews. I will also update older posts on this website.

I know I have benefited from this program but I need to be more consistent with my work. Better planning required on my behalf!
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GuyfromNB Premium
I.ve been struggling to find post ideas and the writing them too myself Valerie. I hope it gets better in this next month.
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ShakidaD Premium
Well my first 3 month's was a bit rough. I couldn't afford the $50 a month so I vanish for four months. I just came back in February simply because I missed the education and the people here. Um not much accomplish. Still stuck in the same rut I was originally in. With the website building and all. I really see wa as more of a hobby.
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mbouteiller Premium
1. How did my first 3 months go?

My first 2 months went really well and I was very pleased with my accomplishments. My writing improved immensely once I read Kyle’s article on writing conversationally and my light bulb finally turned on.

February – I had 21, 803 words and 12 articles and even wrote 4 article on my dive site.

March – I had 25, 840 words and 12 articles (I decided to let my dive site go for a while).

April - I have 8,837 words and 5 articles. (Arrggg, I feel like I lost my momentum and so I went back to my Bootcamp workout which I was desperately missing).

My 3rd month (April), oh my…. Not good at all. I spent a couple of weeks working on my personal tax which involves my house in the Caribbean that got hit by 2 hurricanes. Fortunately, my 147-year-old historical house is like a fortress so I'm told by the locals and was undamaged but I had issues with damages outside. Tree landed on my cistern (not even my tree, lol..) Anyway, I had a bunch of paperwork on that to deal with. (Procrastination …lol, tax time is never my favourite thing).

2. What accomplishments, achievements, and business-related activities am I proud of?

- specially, the fact that I was able to write 12 articles. I feel quite proud of that and plus they were long articles too.

- I now like my logo and also my website layout. It makes me feel like I want to spend time on my site.

3. Where did I waste time?

- 'Wasted time' on preparing and filing my income tax thing.
- Spent more time on my website design and logo because it was not making me happy. I really didn’t need to spend that much time.
- Back into my Bootcamp workout (not wasted time) but my mornings are gone Monday thru Friday).
- Wasted way too much time trying to find something I really wanted to write about even though I have a keyword list made up (they are just not exciting).
- I want to write more reviews but having challenges where to go to find them.


4. What tasks did I get better with?

- I got better in my writing.

5. What can I do better in the next 3 months?

- Get better focused.
- Get committed again and make my goals and GET THEM DONE!
- Spend more time helping members and oh yes, Live Chat.. I must do better in that area.
- Work on social media.
- Manage my time better. I like it when I don't have to cook so I can spend more time on my site.

Cheers everyone! Let's make Month 4 AWESOME and better than the last 3 months.

Wishing you all much success in your online business.
Monica
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GuyfromNB Premium
Lost it in the third month too for some reasons...
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Guy,

I feel like I fell off the bandwagon lol...

BUT, we will pick up our momentum in the 4th month. We can do this!!
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AlbinoP77 Premium
Hi Kyle,
Thanks for this reminders and "BRAKE PADS" to our business.
We definitely need like this to reflect on what we really accomplished and have done so far in our own businesses.
I admit and I am one of those whoare still coping up with the super affiliate challenge.
What Have I done so far?......
Here its is,

*How did the first 3 months go?
-It has been a struggle for me creating and writing post.
-My goal of 3 post per week was not accomplished and has been slowed down for the past few weeks with some technical problems in my laptop especially in my web browser hanging up and "unresponsive".

*What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
-I have made my first sale here at WA from a referral who subscribe on the first month..."Best feeling ever"!!Wohoo...!
-All my post have been indexed by google after 3-5 days of posting it ...Yehey!!!

*Where did you waste time?
-Browsing at social media (facebook,Youtube) and other "shiny object offers" from other internet gurus.

*What tasks did you got better with?
-Keyword research

*What can you do better in the next 3 months?
-Write more article post
-Post more my post in my social media accounts
-Learn and improve to write faster and create more articles
-More Focus to the job at hand and stick to the goal.
-Be aware of the bad habits of "procrastination"

More power at WA and Good luck to Everybody!

Bes Regards,
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Albino
I had a similar problem with my browser, although at the time I didn't realize that it was browser related. I thought it was my Internet Service Provider that is so useless, until one evening that Hubby decided to change my browser from Firefox (which I used for many years and which was always great) to Opera, and without any other changes, it felt like I got my life back! ;-) All of a sudden I had internet response again!
So try a different browser! ;-)
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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Labman Premium
The first and second months went well. I'm still not seeing much traffic from other than WA. Since I started a new site, I didn't really expect to see traffic yet.
I have created 12,000 words each month. I fell a bit short (considerably short) last month. Sometimes life just gets in the way of consistent effort.
I've been trying to keep up with posting inside WA but it takes a second place to creating content and sharing.

I have set up my social accounts for this site, but I'm not posting consistently yet. As for time wasting, well, it is easy to fall down the ranking hole in WA. I'm trying to focus on the site and less on interacting in WA.

Getting organized is the best way I can look at what is going well. I have a great keyword list, I'm working on headings before I post. I still seem to take a long time at sorting out what I'm going to say but the pre-organization is helping me to get that taken care of.

I'm looking forward to getting the social sharing working better. I'll be pulling in some of the social scheduling programs and posting more regularly. I have posts in the queue and some are ready to create the main content.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You are doing great!
Keep up the good work.
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siamjerry Premium
1. The first three months went rather smoothly, but I had a head start, having already built a website before with some 36 posts published in there. I am now at 75.
2. I finally found a rhythm to produce 3 blogs per week, taking 2 days for one article. I have updated and changed the design of my site completely.
3. At this point I have not wasted any time, although the chores at home have a habit of catching up to you. Generally I have enough time to perform all the actions needed and then some.
4. The discipline in researching and writing posts. I can much easier make comments, although they take time and have reached a 96% approval rate.
5. A weak point is producing video's, which I want to improve on the coming three months.

I am very happy to be part of this program, as it gives me the guidance and direction that I evidently needed.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
A man with a plan for sure.
You really seem to have it figured out. Awesome!
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siamjerry Premium
Thanks Lee, I sure hope so!
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Sophie5391 Premium
How did the first 3 months go?

the first 3 month have been an up and down rollercoaster. I hit a few snags like my computer breaking, some time management struggles and a few days of writers block. all things I did my best to push through and continue on.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?

I have had some affiliate companies reach out to me and ask me to test put and write about their products, and some wanted me to be apart of their affiliate programs. It was reassurance Im on the right track, and exciting that people are finding my sites.

Where did you waste time?

I wasted some time on product and topic research. Once your online following search results and getting into things, you can easily loose hours of your day. Although I got some great ideas, I lost a lot of time I could have been using writing pages and posts.

What tasks did you got better with?

I have been getting better with writing my pages and posts. I used to spend extra time creating layouts and planing out posts and pages before I started writing. Now I let the creativity go, I just start writing, get all my ideas down, and then through the proof read play around with the layout. This has saved me a lot of time.

I have also noticed a development in how I lay my pages and posts out and how I integrate my affiliate links. I have found ways to make the links look cleaner and add more value to the pages and posts.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?

over the next three months I want to attack my time management, I want to take all my tasks and assign each one time and a deadline to help keep me better on track so that I can stay on task and get more done. There are other little things I can do along the way to help my online business, but time management for me at this point in time is the one things that will help focus a lot of my success.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You have it all figured outit sounds like.
Great job.
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Zappades Premium
Hy and thanks for the chance to reflect here what happened so far and what should come in future.

How did the first 3 months go?
First, I must say, for me, it was a lot of work. I tried to accomplish all tasks but made it about to 90%.
Not enough WA blogs and not enough chat. I did chat for a while but found out that this is not right for me, I'm too straightforward and get easily misunderstood.
Now my website is exactly 4 months old, has 42 posts, 19 pages, and 580 comments.
My monthly traffic has risen to almost 600 and some few organic traffic is there now every day.
I applied getresponse, mailing list, two weekly newsletters and a free gift. Yesterday I started on my landing page.
I have made a few referrals and one premium.
All in all quite alright but not satisfying.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business-related activities are you proud?
I've written 67'000 words in these three months.
I have the autoresponder thing slowly working.
I got my site to an average position of 67 right now with 483 URL's total indexed. But this is not very constant and hasn't changed much in the last three month.
I'm proud of the whole thing actually but still, I want more :)

Where did you waste time?
private

What tasks did you got better with?
Writing content definitely.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?
Choose better ranking post ideas.
Improve conversions.
Get the site a more authoritarian look.
Create my first youtube video
Use social media more efficient.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Stefan,
Sounds like you have done very well.
I am sure you will reach what you set out to.
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CalvinC Premium
You're doing really great until now, it's something I know I can't reach for the moment.

Congratulations.

Perhaps next year I will be able to do that.

I'm so happy I've learned so much since I joined WA 5 months ago and being part of this program will boost my business.
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jlclayton1 Premium
The first 3 months have gone well. I didn't achieve all of my goals, but I made significant progress on my site and kept moving forward.

I'm most proud of the quantity and quality of my content, setting up my email marketing campaign, and learning more about social media.

The way I found myself wasting time was getting sidetracked when doing research and not staying on track of the task at hand.

I definitely got better with posting on social media--big accomplishment!

In the next 3 months I need to manage my time better, spend more time in Live Chat and keep up with my lessons better!

Janelle
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Sounds to me likeupi knows what you addres doing.
Keep up the good work.
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jlclayton1 Premium
Thank you! I'm going to keep learning every day and make a full time income from my site!
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TRPEng Premium
Hello Kyle, Here are my thoughts on the first three months.
(1) First three months - I spent considerable time researching a new theme for the Challenge. I wasted too much time trying to get them to work and I finally settled on the free Twenty Fifteen theme. I personally like how it looks and it is easy to use. After I got the theme sorted out I started the challenge material and boot camp. During this period I neglected my 1st website and started content on my Wealthy Citizen website. I got behind on content and have not as yet caught up.

(2) Accomplishments, Achievements, Business related activities.

I like the look of my websites. My catinthecradles.C has 8 pages and 73 posts of good quality content. Even people on Instagram like it. My wealthycitizen.C has 4 pages and 18 posts. It may not be an industry standard website but I am pleased with its content and I am looking for new topics and angles to work with. The one post you sent gave me lots of ideas. I don't care what anybody says but I do not feel LAZY because I do not have a static home page. I feel I put good thought into my work and is an ongoing process.
I spent a week sorting out Social Media. I finally got Pinterest set up and now I need to work on using all the social media properly for attracting traffic.

(3) Where did you waste time?

My days are full with home responsibilities before I can sit at my desk. It is east to get led away by other WA content rather that working on content for the websites.
I wasted to much time thinking about GDPR. I am waiting for an official Wealthy Affiliate statement. I read the great posts form Loes and Marion (ladies I have the greatest respect for) and there is now too much chatter on plugins and stuff. I just quit thinking about it.

(4)Task Improvement

My ability to write content has gotten easier. I have a good routine now with writing and utilizing SiteContent. I have found the glitches of SiteContent and now I can move quickly with writing. I utilize Pixabay a lot and up loaded my first YouTube Video.

(5) Improvement next three months.

I need to rethink my SEO.
I need to post more. I would like to write 4 posts a week.
I need to utilize Social Media more effectively.

Trevor
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Awesome.
Sounds like you definitely know what you are doing.
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TRPEng Premium
Thanks Lee
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Trevor
You've been doing great! Congratulations!
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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TRPEng Premium
Thanks Sharlee, nice to hear from you.
Trevor (Rum/Apple pie)
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LouisaB Premium
Commitment:
How did the first 3 months go?

Just the other day I decided to write a post about how committed are you? Anyhow after finishing it I tried to post it but the system wouldn't let me post it for viewing. So basically, I still get a chance to express my commitment to WA and my online home business.

The first three months was a very exciting time for me to be a part of The SWAG. That was an intriguing time. However, The Super Affiliate Challenge has been encouraging and motivating.

Month One:
Crafting your Website Design & Establishing your brand, was a rough struggle and pretty intense. Anyway I got through it, while using a broke 10 year old laptop. So throughout the first month I was stressed and still determined to go upward.

The lesson task were engaging and I was anxious to get started and finish it. As I enjoy new and exciting tasks. Choosing a theme and customizing it went very well. The task that I feel can be improved on is getting my referrals to join, Other than that one I think I did okay. Even if I have to say so.

Month Two:

The accomplishment, and achievements and business activities I am proud of?

One good accomplishment I am
proud of is visiting and staying on the Chat longer than ever, but somehow, I just lost my motivation to stay active for a better part of the third month. Writing a 1000 word blog has been going very well from the beginning, and still going okay. Most times I'm writing 1200 to 1500 word blogs. Through writing more I have being indexed, once or twice a week.

Helping five people is just right down my lane, I do it automatically, and maybe ten or more per day. Jaaxy have been very helpful for me, I think with the help of Jaaxy I have been indexed more often. I try and use it more often, and one of my goals is to use it at least once a day.
Regularly attending Jays trainings and webinars have also been a great motivator.

Month Three:

Where did I waste time?

My major problem was when I had to deal with a dying laptop. Somedays I had to use my Android to get the task done when my lap just decided to shut down on me, having to doctor on it and prayed that it would just perform one more day. So this is why I couldn't meet my 12000 words goal.

Last month my daughter bought me a TV. Mind you, I have not watch a TV for months, so I can see that since she brought it to me my speed and motivation has slowed a little. I choose not to get the writing done instead, I choose to watch Family Feud and Pro Basketball game.

The task that I got better with:

I think I have mentioned them throughout this post, but to name a few:

1. Writing 1000 word blogs or more
2. Using Jaaxy Keyword Search
3. Getting indexed by Google more
4. Chatting on Live chat
5. Researching and methods

The task that I can get better in the next 3 months?

1. Creating a video of my own
2. Improve on creating awesome graphs and charts
3. Make my first youtube video
4. I want to learn to give links to trainings on Chat when someone needs help. I just can't get that to work for me.
5 Create my first ebook
6. Improve on designing a perfect branded site
7. Write 12000 word blog for June.

"Be Bright, Be Happy, Be You."

~Louisa~
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Wow.
Wonderful job even with the dying laptop.
Was it put to rest yet?
You should be very proud of what you have accomplished.
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LouisaB Premium
Well, thank you! Now I need to upload my files.
Moreover, it's dead!
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Shweta10mg Premium
I’m not up to date and I need to be more aware of the overall picture as I get too immersed in a topic,then get exhausted and procrastinate with it. I listen to audio books and sometimes talk on chat but not often.

The next few months I wish I can be a better student and multi task. It sometimes feels overwhelming to fulfill all checklists but I know it’s also a privilege to be allowed into this program.

There is so much but as it is writing and learning a new field will take time and passion.

This is the real life concepts I m supposed to learn, and I know fear and escapism are going to hold me back.
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jlclayton1 Premium
I know fear and escapism very well and have fought against them many times as well, and I am a procrastinator!

One of the things I have had to do is give myself time limits for things. For example, I may give myself 30 min to check the news and see what the stock market is doing that day, then 1 hour to research an article, then till noon to get the article written. Scheduling my day has been the best thing for keeping me on task and not letting me procrastinate.

I know if I can do it, anybody can!

Janelle
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You can do this.
We can doi this together.
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luke61 Premium
The first three months were indeed trying but well worth the effort. I learned quite a great deal and made my fair share os mistakes. The third month kind of got away from me and I realized that I wasn't making the progress I was hoping for.

I am proud that I was able to complete the required number of posts and probably even more happier that I was able to learn from mistakes I was making and applied this in the creation of further posts.

I became a lot more familiar with Canva and was able to use this platform in creating images and banners to my post. It actually became fun and productive all at the same time.

Wasting time was not really a major concern for me as I do give my business a good four hours a day and avoid distractions for the most part. There was an illness to a family member that required my attention but hopefully that has been resolved.

I feel that I did become better at writing articles following Kyle's guidelines and instructions which actually made the creation of articles much easier.

The same can be said for researching keywords which hopefully will pay dividends down the road. It now takes me less time to find the 'low hanging fruit' with the techniques that Kyle has shown.

In the next three months I would like to build on the new concepts that I have learned and apply it to my business. I want to continue to learn something new everyday. Hopefully, those things will help to produce sales!
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vmccarthy Premium
1) The first two months went ok but by the third month I was behind on all my other responsibilities and became overwhelmed. Juggling everything is still a learning curve for me. I am a little behind but I intend to catch up in the next month.
2) I am proud of myself for starting my second website. This was one I wanted to start for awhile now so I’m glad I started it. Now I need to add content more frequently.
3) I try not to waste time but I could probably use the two hours before bed more productively.
4) I don’t feel like I’m better at anything yet.
5) In the next 3 months I will get better at completing all the training and getting my posts written. I also need to comment more and get comments on my website. I plan to restart my advertising as well this month for more sales. That’s always a great motivator. This training is exactly what I need right now and I intend to complete all the training.
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Happy2Learn Premium
HiQ1 the first 3 months went well overall.
Q2 Top achievements were creating 28 posts and 482 comments
1K friends on facebook 2K followers on Pinterest.
Set up a new domain. Transferred my site. Fixed all my old links and redirect, mixed my new SEO
Q3 Time waste was a lack of focus. Need to nail down tasks better
Q4 Next 3 months, ramp up my posting schedule and deliver more content and ramp up my social media engagement.
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edensbox Premium
Hey everyone!

How did the first 3 months go?
All in all, I think it went really well. I have picked up on things I had missed before and have been trying to clean up old pages.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business-related activities are you proud? I am proud that I came across someone who knows how to build awesome landing pages. Am in the process of changing my WA review over to a landing page. Also, right now I am making my Homepage a landing page as well. It's all learning as I go, but I feel it will pay off in the long run!

Where did you waste time? I had to spend a lot of personal time at home with my parents. It has been hectic, but I try to find balance and time for my work. I usually wake up before the house does so that it is quiet and I can think,

What tasks did you get better with? I am in love with Canva and feel that I have gotten a lot better with it.

What can you do better in the next 3 months?
I need to continue to work on the site to make it better so that many traffic gets better.
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ClaudiaHB Premium
How did the first 3 months go?
- not as good as I hoped, but better in some ways then I thought - if that makes any sense
What accomplishments, achievements, and business-related activities are you proud?
- I started a podcast, which I have been wanting to do for a long time, but did not have the guts to do, I finally got my newsletter going, and I started another website, that ranked pretty quick - which surprised me
Where did you waste time?
- by being sick. A lot of my time got wasted on dealing with health issues, my own, as well as those regarding my daughter, so that was a bummer.
What tasks did you got better with?
- creating longer content fast. I also got better at staying organized and focused.
What can you do better in the next 3 months?
- I am working on making better health choices, that fit my needs, in order to have the energy to stay focused on my work. If I do that, I can be more productive, and therefore have an easier time to get through the program.
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cramervod Premium
A) I enjoyed taking the time to try this out. The main takeaway is that I can write a lot. Starting with a small goal of 12k I quickly realized that was too small and had to change each months goal to 50k. I didn't write exclusively in site content, took on a couple of projects in Google Docs. but word count for 3 months was 152,815 just in site content. Overall it's probably around 200k words.

B) Time wasted on emails as I like to sign up for other people's email lists. That included going through several small training courses for storytelling, creativity, and hypnosis. I made it a priority to work on myself first and then writing and publishing content so I fall behind when it comes to the monetization of the site.

C) Clearly, I am getting better at putting out content, but the downside is editing isn't something that I do with a smile yet. That isn't much fun and I find it is like negative thinking. I can see many issues and catch myself all the time thinking things that are just not warranted.

c1) Comments are something I have been doing much better on but it still takes me far too long to read through and figure out the point of most articles. The same thing goes for writing WA blogs, it's just not my thing yet because until I prove to myself I can offer value inside of WA I keep my interactions limited.

D) I can still get better at everything I do clearly there is a need to be on schedule and to be a lot more organized. I often find myself sitting and staring at the screen even with a priorities list because part of me would rather keep writing.

A part of me just wants to keep working on myself but there is a nagging voice that tells me to log in to Facebook, to trade comments and to try to think even when my mind gets fogged up and becomes resistant.

Don't have much else to say right now, but I need to figure out how to prioritize things better and to get an actual accountability partner.
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
I feel this program has really been helpful for me. Here is my breakdown.
1. The first 3 months were great. I feel I struggled some the 1st month but was able to complete all the tasks. I definitely struggled the 2nd month because I only completed some of the work. The 3rd month I must have gotten my stride because I was able to complete all the tasks ahead of schedule.
2 What are you proud of? That I'm willing to seek help immediatly when I don't understand something.
3. Where did I waste time? When I don't understand something I tend to withdraw from everyone. I caught myself doing this a lot during the 2 month. I now have an accountability partner who I meet with weekly and so this is helping me keep up.
4 What task did you get better at? Staying on task.
5. What can I do to better the next 3 months? Continue seeking immediate help when needed and remember to always give help to others.

Tried and True

Elaine
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suzieq Premium
1. The first 3 months were great. It really got me motivated to write more articles than ever before. I wrote 24 for months 1 & 2. The third month I was away on holiday for 2.5 weeks but still managed to get a couple blogs out. We were mostly in a no wifi zone but was able to use the data on my phone. When I came home, I updated and republished several older articles and wrote a couple more.

2. I'm proud of my website and adding content to help others see the benefit of online businesses. I'm getting much better at scheduling my day, though my grandbabies can usually throw a wrench into that LOL.

3. Well, probably on my articles. I'm trying to set them up the way Kyle suggested, but because a lot of the content is new to me also, I'm finding I have to do a lot of research.

4. I got better at not wasting time on facebook, haha!! And I find that my writing and blog structure has improved.

5. I imagine I could do everything better with practice. I would like to feel more confident about writing blogs in WA, working on some videos (I don't know why that scares me), writing more reviews, and.....hoping I might see more traffic and maybe some referrals.

I know it will come, but I don't know why I'm not seeing anything yet. Patience, I know....:)

Cheers,
Suzanne
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PreshusLove Premium
How did the first 3 months go?
The first month was awesome. I started to slow down on month two and I'm still catching up on month three, but I'm finding my pace.
What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
I've added a ton of content and really organized and streamlined my production. I've learned some things that I saw automatically reflect in traffic and clicks when I applied them.
Where did you waste time?
I was trying to do two websites at once with bootcamp and my original passion. I think I would have made better progress and not slowed myself down if I hadn't tried to do too much.
What tasks did you got better with?
I put together content a little faster now with the better organization.
What can you do better in the next 3 months?
Focus on one thing at a time and keep learning ways to organize time and speed up.
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bryanb007 Premium
1. How did the first 3 months go?
The first 2 months went well but were quite challenging. they did, however, lead to my unexpected sharp rise in rankings which caused me concern. In month three, I deliberately slowed down for 2 reasons. To slow my rankings and to review where I am. I spend a lot of time on research but, although articles are listed, they never get ranked very well. between 30 and 270!

2. What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
My Ranking at WA shot up while I stuck to my program. I did not really achieve much other than adding content to my sites.

3. Where did you waste time? Research. I spend huge time on it without achieving more than I did without researching as much.

4.. What tasks did you got better with? Writing. My article length has improved although I am unsure about the quality.

5. What can you do better in the next 3 months? Improve research technique and article quality.
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BillandSue Premium
Hi Kyle,
After reflecting for awhile I will give you a few of my responses:

1. The first 3 months were a time of setting my own pace and not being concerned about how fast or slow anyone else in the Challenge was going.

2. I can't report great growth in visitors, YET. About 12-15 articles did get Google Indexed.(don't know about some older articles, as where you find the Google indexing).

There has been a slow increase of traffic to my website. The fact I was able to learn so many new things and put them into practice was a great plus.

3. I love the assignment of helping 5 others per day, I try to exceed that if I can. But I sometimes get off on a "rabbit trail" with looking up topics and instructions that are interesting, but kind of a "gee-wiz " area that is not too helpful in getting the daily tasks done.

4. The most helpful thing I learned, was organizing the steps to writing an article. I have 40 articles now on the website, as of today. I never would have or could have done this without the Challenge.

5. It is said "life get in the way". I need to develop a better time schedule to complete the various takse. All of these questions do really help to reflect on the "good, bad and ugly" of my 3-month journey. I am really confident that I will improve in all aspects of this Challenge. in the coming months ahead.

Bill
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Skydancer1 Premium
Good Insight to have an accountability check, this keeps our businesses on track.

1. How did the first 3 months go?
-The first 2 months went great got all requirements finished..
This last month, however, not so much. Had several life issues
that popped up and took a great deal of time away from the
business, So I was unable to complete April's requirements on
time
-An increase in organic traffic

2. What accomplishments, achievements, and business-related activities are you proud?
-Wrote 3 posts a week- Which is an uptick from my previous
pace
- 31 Referrals To WA- 196 Jaaxy Referrals during the last 2
months
- Had some good success with PPC following the Bootcamp
Training
-One of My Jaaxy Posts is Converting at Nearly 30%..pretty
much went viral on PPC when I launched my ad


3. Where did you waste time?
-Spent to much time trying to Multitask- so My intended project
was delayed. Time spent on graphics and images took longer
than I liked

4. What tasks did you get better with?
-Writing- I can bang out 1200+ words fairly easily now once I get
my topic and keywords-
- Creating videos- I have made several and It is now pretty easy
and straightforward
- Using the PC for taking notes instead of paper.

5. What can you do better in the next 3 months?
-Spend more time on research- Keyword research and Topic
research
-Be more organized in my daily routine- I tend to have man irons n
in the fire and have papers and notes all over the place
- Better planning for my task for the day

Take care all,

Todd
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TRPEng Premium
I like your stats Todd, good job
Trevor
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Skydancer1 Premium
Thanks,

I am hoping to improve them a great deal.

Take care
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Hi-Im-Fran Premium
I am ashamed! The first two months were almost a total loss although I did do a lot of bootcamp study as I was bedridden for two weeks ill. As I recovered, my husband was in hospital for 8 days and needed a lot of special care when he got home and the two deaths in the close family relatives where we had to be out of town.
When I was finally able to start really working, I was inspired by all the new things I had learned in the bootcamp training.

My accomplishments for the three months:

Steady Improvement

Month 1- only three post, WA review and training
Month 2- five post and training
Month3- 9 post, training, live chat, new followers and interactions - All this in the last two weeks
Improved rank from over 6500 to 448 and dropping every day
Did my first posting on facebook, google+, pinterest and twitter.

Also had one premium referral and got my first organic traffic. I also made a post to WA blog this morning.
My first post were 250, 350 and 450 words. All since have been over a thousand

CONCLUSION
While most of the 3 month period wasn't good, I am so proud of myself for finally figuring out what it will take to become a success and really sticking to the plan and getting so much done in the last two weeks.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
I am sorry for all you have went through but you have bee a real trooper to still be trucking along.
Be proud and hold your head high : )
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Hi-Im-Fran Premium
Thank you for the kind words! It's all good now and I'm back on track. I will meet my goals going forward.
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jlclayton1 Premium
It sounds like you've made terrific progress during some really challenging times. Please don't be ashamed at all--be proud of everything you achieved and how far you've come!

Janelle
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Hi-Im-Fran Premium
Thank you.You are so kind.
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accad Premium
Thank you for the opportunity to share what happened during the first three months here in the Super Affiliate Challenge.

1) Moving my articles to a new domain purposely for this challenge
2) Editing and revising some of the articles
3) Taking time to create my site's logo and brand
4) Added six articles with only 4,729 words and a pending unpublished one article. A total of 42 posts.
5) Being with the community for assistance and helping some.
6) Adding content to my other sites.
7) I'm stuck on the lesson on centralization of links


My Site
About Affiliate Marketing on the Web-The Greening of People's Lives. This aims to impress on people's mind that the online world is a new alternative to the problems of unemployment, retrenchment, displacement, and others besetting the lives of people.

Hardship:
1) I find it difficult to move on to keywords related to affiliate marketing. I could not think of a new one that I could vouch as facts and people's need. There are suggested keywords by search tools but I don't feel I have the authority to write about it.
2) Not full time on this business. As of this time I have only 10% publishing frequency.
3) I'm in financial constraint and none of the affiliate programs are starting to have a return on investment except Adsense with only cents weekly.
4) I'm planning to sell my sites but I want to experience receiving income from what I work hard for. In fact, I wrote Kyle on this concern.

It's really a challenge. I want to stay and grow my online business because I've invested time and money in it. I only don't know when will I see income.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Jimmy,
I hope that things pick up for you and you are able to stay with us.
You have put so much work in to it.
I really hope things work out for the best.
Lee Ann
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accad Premium
Thank you, Lee Ann, for the inspiring words. I do pray too that you will succeed in your online business.
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bonzo124 Premium
1. I am happy with my work on the first three months and I completed most of the tasks.

I write every month more than 12 articles and ask many comments on all of them. However, I did not write the four blogs per month on WA.

2. I get 4x more traffic that day 1 of the challenge, more referrals and I finally make sales. I am really proud of my traffic improvement. Also, I made sales on other affiliate programs.

3. Sometimes, there are some offline distractions and lose my focus. I work on them. It is not a problem.

4. I have improved my writing and overall, my posts look much better with the tips from the training. I create better calls to action and images than before.

I have eliminated the distractions from social media and improved my focus.

5. I want to keep improving my writing (quality and productivity) and my focus.

One question:

Is it better for SEO to publish many posts per week with 1000-1200 words or one-two 3000-word posts?
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Way to go.
Keep up the good work : )
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Roseberry Premium
1] How did the first 3 months go?
For the first three months for me it was all about the training and bootcamp. I took my time and created my blog at my own pace. One thing that is hard for beginners is where to begin with the very first post. I was honestly stuck on that for days until I just felt there is no right or wrong way just do it.

2] What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud?
Finishing the training, bootcamp, having 6 websites, being able to write about things that I have admired for a long time, getting to build websites, design my own custom logos, and just being a member are some of the amazing things I am proud of.

3] Where did you waste time?
Not sure how to answer this because I am guilty of being very picky and at times stubborn with certain things. While some might find certain things wasteful, I do not.

4] What tasks did you got better with?
I would say the things I did not know I am getting better. Keyword research, improving my writing skills, WordPress skills, selecting better themes, customizing skills to name a few.

5] What can you do better in the next 3 months?
It would definitely be write a lot more and find my own way to balance out six websites. If I can do at least 2-3 posts per week for each website I would be a happy camper. Also coming up with some original ideas based on my niches.
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Wow you are a super hero.
You took on this challenge and have 6 websites?
Awesome job.
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SWagner2 Premium
How did the first 3 months go? - The first month went well, the second month was okay until towards the end, and the third month was a disaster as far as the WA Super Affiliate challenge goes. I didn't get near enough done on my site and I was distracted most of the third month.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business-related activities are you proud? - I actually started another website/blog on an evergreen topic and got that squared away where I can get some posts written up fairly quickly. I feel like it has a lot of potential to make me some affiliate earnings in the future.

Where did you waste time? - I wasted tons of time on eBay related tasks. I'd really like to quit doing eBay but for now I am earning money with it. More money than I'm earning with affiliate marketing (which so far is $0).

What tasks did you get better with? - Getting postings outlined and organized so I can write them up faster.

What can you do better in the next 3 months? I'm more motivated to focus on the super affiliate site more now. I had a bit of a "crisis of faith" if you will, as far as doing the WA Super Affiliate site. But I see a lot of the Super Affiliates getting results from their sites and wish I could have spent more time on mine.

I actually got one person to accept my invitation to check out WA, but then she didn't sign up for Premium Membership and just kind of disappeared. I know this happens all the time and only a percentage of people who accept the invitation end up joining with a premium membership, but it was disappointing all the same.

I've really been going up and down with my work here, and I know I'd do better if I could just forget about eBay for now. But . . . money. We need it - who doesn't?
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LeeMcQuay Premium
I hope things start to get easier on you and you have success with the WA site and are no longer feeling the stress of trying to run them both.
Lee Ann
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sdawson Premium
How did the first 3 months go? This first 3 months have gone by very fast it seems and was very busy.

What accomplishments, achievements, and business related activities are you proud? I'm proud I'm starting to get back on track but still behind on creating content. I wanted to be further along with more blogs by now. I have created some of my longest blogs todate during this period and started creating Top 5 and Best o... type blogs.

I've been going through the SWAG training and learning lots from it.
I have been going through all my old blogs and fixing them where I can. Adding images and extra content and checking the keywords again. Making sure I have the Title and descriptions right.

I have learned kinda how to Skype.

I feel good that Elaine and I have become accountability partners and also partners in a joint venture that I hope will bring both of us success.

I'm glad I have committed to Aweber as my autoresponder, finished up the engineering website I was paid to do and have gotten my 3 artist friends blogsites up and signed up to use MailChimp for their autoresponder. Cheaper for them.

I have also set up the Arkansas Artist 4 Group site and got the newsletter popup working and the static form working. I'm getting ready to help them host an online art sale by the end of the month.
I need to create more of my own art for the sale soon

Elaine and I have populated an Online Mall with hundreds of affiliate links for our joint venture "The Bella Vista Online Mall" and we are ready to create blog posts to draw visitors to the 13 Shops.
I've applied to join the Cabella and REI affiliate programs. The Mall has been submitted to Google, added to my GA properties, and hopefully will be crawled and indexed soon. One post is already indexed.

Where did you waste time? I tend to waste time reading and surfing within WA, however, to tell the truth, I've been so busy I have surfed Facebook much less than usual.

What tasks did you got better with? I have gotten great at creating Amazon links after putting hundreds of products in the Online Mall Shops. I've created longer posts and some Top... and Best... ones.

What can you do better in the next 3 months? I WILL get better in creating more content. I have to. I hope to actually get more WA refferals and have at least one convert too. I feel that better and more content will help that a lot. I'm not happy with my sites traffic, it is practically null in GA. My WA stats were going up each month but no conversions and only a couple of more referrals who I've tried to reach out too with no luck.

I have really worked at giving and getting comments, up to this week where I'm behind what I've been doing. I've also been going into chat regularly and trying to find someone I can help.

I have loved the last three months - more like I feel a real purpose and my days are very full, even though my husband gets on to me for being on the computer all the time. One day I hope he will be happy that I did.
-shirley
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LeeMcQuay Premium
WOW,
How did you do all that? I almost feel like you even said it all in one breath.
You have been very busy and in all different directions to.
That is amazing.
Here is to a better next 3 months in WA.
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SongbirdDL Premium
You have done A LOT Shirley! And yes having an accountability partner helps loads - makes a big difference. Well done and wishing you more success in the next three months
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Ok, Complete honesty.
My first 3 months in this challenge have been 50/50.

My first month was awesome. I was able to complete every task.
My second and third month have been not as good. No excuses.

I have gotten my site to look REALLY good I think, and my content has gotten so much better.

I am able to have a thousand words with no issue.This I am very proud of.

I have been able to get more comments on my post and have even started getting more on older post.

As for what I am proud of, it would be the fact that I have made it this far. I owe that to all of you.

I have more areas that I need to improve in than not. For example Social media.

I haven't figured out how to give followers their likes , +1 and so on. I don't quite understand being part of groups with the same interest.

To me, it seems it defeats the purpose. Everyone in the group is already a part of Wealthy Affiliate. Help with rankings, I can understand. If that is the only purpose.

I don't understand analytics, so I honestly don't know how my site is doing. I think that I do have more post than not, on the first page of google.

I struggled very heavily with keywords and what to write about. While requesting feedback, I would have someone say I need to NOT add Wealthy Affiliate at the end of each job that researched for my readers.

I would also be advised that I need to do more reviews and less jobs. This caused mass confusion for me. I sort of lost what exactly it was that I was supposed to be doing.

I normally cause the confusion for myself, so when I get others thrown into the mix, yeah, it is a disaster. This also caused a lot of waisted time.

I am not a child, BUT, since I am in unchartered territory, I need guidance. I just don't need the mixed signals. It happens a lot here.

As for what I excelled at. Hmm. I would say that would be my word count for sure. Although my "set goal" somehow disappeared.

Helping the community. I LOVE doing this. Probably to much. I just REALLY love being ab;e to help.

For the nest 3 months I need to stay focused (after I figure out exactly what the heck I am supposed to write about) KYLE ?

I need to be able to read the feedback on my site and ignore when they tell me what I should be writing about. That is once I have the right path established.

I need to get a grip on social media, and analytics. I hate the fact that it takes me so long to get the hang of things. But I won't stop until I do.

I definitely need to pace myself and be able to focus on the most important and then move to the less important.

I know that I will get this. It may take me a little longer to comprehend it all, nut I will succeed.

I have been given an opportunity of a lifetime and I have already surpassed everything that I had even imagined myself doing upon joining Wealthy Affiliate.

I look forward to the next 3 months with all of you.
Best Of Luck In All You Do

Lee Ann
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jlclayton1 Premium
Believe me, you are not alone in your struggle to understand some things. I am proud that I can now post my articles to social media, but haven't yet learned how to find and join groups and know that I need to do that.

As far as analytics, I can see my traffic trending up, but I figure I'll learn more about it when I start getting more, lol. I just keep telling myself that as long as I'm learning something every day and moving forward, I'll get where I want to go eventually!

We'll get there!

Janelle
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Gordon3 Premium
I would have to say I'm with chezbrown.

First I landed a part-time job nightshift at a drug and alcohol rehab. I would not have gotten the job if I hadn't said I could do SEO and GMB which I learned entirely from WA here and Live training.

The upside of it was I made back over 3 times what I paid for the year for WA membership. So WA was worth it right there.

The downside was that I was a bit burned out from doing two nights a week of SEO and article writing Email funnel etc for a resistant and pretty unsupportive ans skeptical boss (who was also doing Blackhat) which took a lot of wind out of my sails of inspiration.

Scrambling for cash I was eager to get going on the Challenge but also felt paralyzed and overwhelmed by the time pressure. Again Jay's training on "The Three Month Wall" helped a lot. I also felt inspired to write an article on it.

Coming up for me now is a possible three quarter to full-time job but I am hoping it might be mellow enough that I don't need too much time to "switch" gears mentally when I get home from work. I've got to learn to compartmentalize and keep moving on things.

Doing 1000 words per article has gotten me in another way where I feel like Google is demanding unreasonable amounts of content to decide what is 'relevant' content. I have had difficulty thinking of things to say about WA and that has been a source of excuses to not get down to writing.

Recently I've decided to try and find successful WA'ers and look at how they are structuring their sites which has been I think the core of the issue for me, and has helped me think of topics more freely. I've decided I need to have a "#1 Recommendation landing page" to which all or a lot of other articles can be linked and those articles don't necessarily have to be on the menu. Just key articles and the rest for search engine purposes. Seeing examples of actual converting pages has helped me not get distracted from writing worrying about where this the content I am writing will fit and how.

I also decided to try and edit some video to post youtube content to try and drum up traffic and this has been another road or learning that has and will take a lot of time and effort.

Much of the challenge that I feel I am facing with the challenge is overwhelment from life but also the challenge of the learning curve as everything I do is pretty much the first time I've done it.

For example, I made a logo for my site for example and I don't like it but my skills are not at the place where I can make it better. There is something about hurrying to learn and then hurrying to do and make money all the while wondering if its going to work at all after I'm done that has been made things confused and difficult for me.

I am back to writing hopefully but I have to make dinner for the kids after work etc...but I know this is the only way out of the rat race I can see at the moment. I'm feeling worried I am so far behind I won't be able to catch up but I am going to try not to get distracted and go down other roads to try and speed the process for getting traffic too. Here youtube can be a useless distraction, for example, there are a lot of ways to "make money" online that I could do and write articles about but they take up precious writing time. I spent a lot of hours researching this thing called Legendary Marketer" where you could make a lot of money quickly and I do see that people are doing that however, you need traffic somehow, and the thing seems shaky in terms of it's legality to me...(if anyone knows more about that let me know).

The urgency to make money has made me stray into exploring other things, IRL jobs, other programs, technical training programs and videos for say Canva and Video editing youtube and building email lists. So much seems to need to be done I don't know where to start a lot of times these days, which all could be seen as relevant but in the end has taken away from grinding out written content.

Hopefully, I have been able to sort out priorities now and can get back to writing ...also the organization of my site itself into a one that converts seems more understandable to me now.

I might be too far behind to get the Vegas trip this year but I'm going to do my best to bang out content anyway.
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PhilipC1 Premium
Hi Kyle,

Well, the first three months is when I went from siterubix to own dot com. Very happy with that indeed.

Created and ranked page 1 for all 76 posts - I am sure I don't recall one not ranking - page 1 of Google and not unusual now to get position 1 but most definitely top five.

I got position 7 few days back and was disgusted, then laughed at myself, because that is still an achievement.

Google indexed a few posts in seconds over last few days which was a lovely shock to receive. Never ever happened that fast before so that is huge progress I think.

My posts have achieved more relevency for links/affiliate links and my seo is as good as I never thought possible! I feel like I have known this all my life.

Posts more formatted and standardized and clearer to scan through.

Word count going up the whole time it seems.
Accepted into a nice few affiliate programs and even waiting on Adsense to put ads on my site - its all starting to come together - for the step four of Monetizing.

When I went dot com 29 -01 - 2018 - I lost tons of traffic. Actually all barring 100 per month - very sad! If i was ever going to give up - that there was my OUT!!

No way - I carried on and now up to 36K per month. YAY! Delighted.

Many invitations be accepted daily and have tasted some financial success as well.

I spent one or two weeks on YouTube with videos, talking about scams, and I can't believe it. It has gone from 3.4 (I think that is exactly) up over 22K in about five weeks. One vid has got up to nearly 7K views and I am just - WHAT!!? It is a pain though with all the comments hehe but I always leave my link in description and that has added to some traffic.

So, my biggest surprise was waking up and checking Google analytics.

Erm, I nearly had a wake. My traffic had all but doubled from the day before - stunned! Leaped from 800+ to 1700+ overnight - wild jump for my daily traffic stats!

Question 3:-

I did not type any posts for a solid week. I wasted that week. My brain had gone to mush and the tank needed to refill.

Once I forced out one post then I was ready to keep on creating posts.

Drinking too much coffee in the morning has me losing time for sure.

Question 4:-
Lay out of my posts and with relevant placed bright images.

Working within WA with other WA members helping each other out - this part has vastly improved all areas of my site. Without it I may, no, I would not have the site I have now.

Question 5:-

Not take a week off and try to do 100 posts or more!

Curb the two hour wake up time in the morning drinking coffee lol before I begin my work.

Source my images before I start my posts - maybe for a whole bunche of them, because that can be very time consuming for sure.

I definitely need to share more to social media as I have become COMPLETELY dependent on Google for traffic.

I definitely need to improve my invitation in my posts - Too salesey at times.

Thanks Kyle, this was helpful.

Philip.
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sdawson Premium
You have some really great news. Congratulations! - Shirley
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ElianeLima Premium
Excellent idea, Kyle!
A reflection like this is much needed!

1) How did the first 3 months go?

Much more productive than I could've imagined. At first, it was very challenging to write 3 posts per week. And then it got much easier! :-)

2) What accomplishments, achievements, and business-related activities are you proud?

-> I got #1, #3 rankings on the first page of Google/Bing.

-> I'm proud to have gotten to a point that all my posts 1,200+ words. Sometimes 2,000 words. :-)

-> My graphics and branding are also improving. I'm pleased with them.

-> I've started networking with other WA members which has been extremely enriching.

3) Where did you waste time?

At times I caught myself spending more time than needed on Facebook. I really have to put my timer to work!

4) What tasks did you get better with?

Graphics, writing content, commenting on other people's blog posts.

5) What can you do better in the next 3 months?

-> Closely watch the time I spend engaging on Facebook.
-> Drive more free traffic to my website.
-> Write more WA keyword-rich blog posts

Can't wait for the next training.

Cheers!
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Lazyblogger Premium
One of my mentor ask me the same questions few years back, BT and is the same mistakes I am making today with a twist.

First three months went much better than I was doing before.
Content marketing and choosing the competitive keywords as per Jaaxy, is my number 1 improvement.

Having comments to my site is moving forward as well.

7 steps to SEO is in my fingers, can go to the next post without it.

The Biggy!

What is working for me and bringing in referrals daily? Bing ads. I will not do without it. I find an article that has high conversion, I revamp it according to the lessons, and now I am spending most of my time welcoming my new recruits and complementing them on their actions by writing down their goals. My last 3 months in a nutshell.

PS: Still have to do some of the tasks in month 2 & 3.

Wasting Time?

I try to do all the task, but it is difficult because of my business. So I try to hold on to a couple that I can relate to and run with it.

Will have to all the tasks going forward.
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sdawson Premium
Cool, congratulations! Bing Ads, huh? - Shirley
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gjshawk Premium
Months 1 and 2 were great. I was able to do the 12 posts per month for each month, and was able to increase my participation in the WA community as well. Except for live chat. That's still a problem for me.
Also, in month 2 I didn't try the dictation mode. i'm more comfortable just writing.

Life got in the way during month 3. I went to Vancouver, WA to watch grandkids while my daughter-in-law attended orientation for a new job. Of course they have internet in Washington, but my son and his wife had a block on just about everything so I couldn't access any sites for research and couldn't even log onto my own site.

I used my cell phone for some work but it was too slow to do much. I concentrated on offering comments on site comments mostly during that week.

I offered 90 comments and received 38 in May. I'm proud of that.

I have 73 posts and 239 comments on my site. It's been almost exactly one year.

I new I wasn't going to reach 12 posts for the month, I think I reached 8, each around 1200-1300 words or so.

I've been worried about my traffic. I'm only getting 4-8 visitors per day, and some of those are WA members leaving comments via site comments. I started checking google with my keywords for my posts, and the results have been disappointing. Only one post out of 73 was on page one. The next closest was page 4 and most are somewhere beyond page 10.

So, I started reviewing my old posts, re-checking my keywords in Jaaxy, and trying to improve my titles and content for each of my older posts. I'm just starting with that

I'd already been posting my posts to social media for about a month before the may lesson. I use Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. I think that's enough to start. Ive got over 660 followers on Pinterest.

I'm trying to progress "on the cheap" without investing in any "upgrades" in plugins or other aids until I get an income from my site.

I don't know why my posts don't rank better. Maybe my posts need to be closer to 2000 words.

i'm excited for some time to go back over things. There's quite a bit of tweaking that I think i need to do.

In the next 3 months I want to organize and plan ahead on my content. I need some sort of logical progression where I can invite people to "stay tuned" for the next post. I also think it will be time for email marketing soon, if I can start to get some visitors to my site.

Any advice or comments will be appreciated.
Grant
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SongbirdDL Premium
The first month was hard. I was used to doing a bit of work and a lot of play. When I set the time to work for real I felt some regret. I felt as though I was going to miss out on the fun but I PUSHED and realized there was no fun to miss out on out there. I did my twelve posts but not quite. It was a rushed job.

By the second month, I looked forward to the working hours. I lost interest in too much non productive activities. I have changed to become serious about writing my content. Still a bit lost in my second month. My 94 year old dad became unwell. I was off work for almost three weeks and so I was behind in my content.

Come third month, I was happy to sit and work. Felt excitement at the thought of writing content. Then I wrote my first review! I was over the moon. Writing reviews was the most scary thing for me. I caught up on my content and am now up to date, have even written my first post for the forth month.

However... I have found it difficult to get involved in live chat. Sometimes I just sit on the sidelines and observe. It hasn't been all wasted. Many a time I have got answers to pressing questions this way.

I enjoyed creating my logo. I have set up social media - Facebook, G+ and twitter. Made one YouTube video. And have created banners.

I have not shared my content on social media and I have not written posts on WA and I have not engaged in sitecomments. I was focused more on writing content for my site.

Upgrading Jaaxy brought a massive improvement to the way I work. I thought I would do it for one month and go back to the free version but now I realize I can't do that. I have so much to gain with the upgrade.

I feel that in my fourth month I will be able to do more of the tasks I haven't done because I am more comfortable in my content writing.

And so, this is me so far.

~Danielle
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Loes Premium
How is your dad now, is he a bit better again? My mom is 90/ soon 91, I know all about what age does to elderly people.
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sdawson Premium
Sounds like you are on track for a great next month. I haven't upgraded Jaaxy yet. Not ready to bit that $$ bullet yet. I need to create more content and am determined to do so this month. - Shirley
Come join me in Live Chat - its not so scary and you will be surprised what you know to help with.
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SongbirdDL Premium
My dad is okay now Loes, thank you for asking. Fingers crossed he lives a bit longer to see my success at WA. I would really love that. He goes to the garden and digs and stuff, so yer, I am glad about that.
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Loes Premium
Very nice to hear that, Moms and Dads are so precious
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SongbirdDL Premium
Yes, they are precious. Have a great day Loes!
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SongbirdDL Premium
Thank you Shirley. I feel good now about my progress and feel comfortable with the super affiliate challenge now. I will tackle more comments and social media next.

Thank you for the invitation to live chat. It's not so much not knowing what to say but more the speed. It just goes so fast. I see a question and when I am thinking of how to answer, someone has already given the answer. People write like they are talking there - speed wise. I am slow on that one.

I won't give up though. Thought I couldn't write a review and I have, so I know with enough effort I will get there.

Thank you for the encouragement Shirley.

~Danielle
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Loes Premium
Thanks Danielle, same to you
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DaleMaz Premium
My 3 months started out very positive. I was up beat and felt I was up to any challenge thrown at me.. I'm proud about the number of words and articles that I managed in the first 4 weeks. Unfortunately it really wasn't wasted time. In the last two months in our private life we have had to deal with surgeries. Infections. Cancers. And worst of all deaths. Yes not singular but plural. So unfortunately it wasn't wasted time but time I wish was better. I did get better with my time and how I build my articles..well as long as I stop having bad luck I want to work double time and try and get caught up.
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sdawson Premium
Praying for a much, much better month ahead Dale. - Shirley
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DianneBee Premium
1. First three months. The 1st month was editing blog posts, big time. Not much new got written. Reviewed training and I think made good improvements.
2. Very happy to see that by the end of March my google analytics showed a 2.5 x raise.
3. I wasted time editing posts on a blog which I really have to leave be for a while to focus on the one that's farther ahead. Not that I didn't improve or learn anything.
4. I can see I'm faster at writing/publishing and all the post-publish activities. Learned to make images fast with canva, make the Pin version etc.
5. More of everything, faster, more social media interaction. More interaction here at WA. (it's a time crunch folks!)
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sdawson Premium
Great GA is showing improvements be happy, I'm still waiting for that to happen. Good luck for this next month. - Shirley
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Chezbrown Premium
Hi I know that the thing I have struggled with most over the last 3 months is trying to do 12 posts a month. I have never got anywhere near to doing 12 and this month I only did one because I wasn't well. I know that I give myself a hard time over this and a couple of times have considered withdrawing from this challenge because I feel like I have let everyone else down.

This month is going to be a hard one too as I am off to Tenerife soon and won't be able to spend the same amount of time on here over the next week so will lose the first week of the month and will need to play catch up when I return. As usual I will give it my best shot.
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MozMary Premium
Hey Chez, take a look at magistudios' training on niche goal projections, there are no fails, there are just results before the deadline or after it. Enjoy your hols.
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sdawson Premium
Never say "Quit", just taking a little slower path to success. Since 2014 when I joined WA, I have had many months were I couldn't sit at the computer because of health reasons. This last month I've been back on prednizone and fighting diabetic ulcers again. But I'm determined to keep on until I achieve my goals. I have worthy goals and I want to reach them. When you get back home, just buckle down again. - Shirley
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LeeMcQuay Premium
You should never worry about letting US down. We are here for you know matter what.
You are the one who had to reach your goals. We are just trying to do the same.
We are doing it for ourselves, but we are also here to support each other.
I hope that made sense.
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Kyle Premium
First off, have an amazing holiday. Never feel guilty about taking them, but you can likely piece in a little work or at the very least, some idea generation while you are away. :)

Second, 12 posts may not be realistic for every person, some can achieve less, some more. That is fine. We are not all built "cookie cutter", our lives and personal demands are different, and that is completely normal. Don't worry.

Do what you can. And aim to be productive when you sit down to create content, when you research your content, and streamline your processes. Through time you will become more and more efficient.
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