Numbers Exciting Me Right Now
I have a few odd numbers in my business that are interesting me right now.
What do you know...?
1. Amazon Affiliate Income is on the Increase
There's been some movement in my Amazon account. I haven't really been focusing on Amazon and it shows - Amazon UK just kicked me out of their Program for not making 1 sale in 365 days (or at least notified me that my account will be termintated in 7 days) .
But my US sales have been on the increase lately and today I received a Gift Card for $48.75 from Amazon. Woohoo!
I've been looking into Amazon Native Ads because I know I'm not doing enough with Amazon but I couldn't work out how to install it.
So I'm adding Amazon Training to my to-do list.
2. LinkedIn Connections now over 12,500
I took this screenshot yesterday when I noticed my LinkedIn Connections had just hit 12,500.
When I started building LinkedIn a year ago, I had no idea I could build this number of connections so quickly. But it's the QUALITY of connections on LinkedIn that really interests me.
On LinkedIn I now have a Network of 12,500+ POWER WOMEN, hand picked by me for their amazingness. They are Entrepreneurs, Digital Marketers, Bestselling Authors, Virtual Assistants, Public Relations Experts, Motivational Speakers, Bloggers, Freelancers, Content Writers et al.
Oh... and I learned a genius trick this week on LinkedIn.
You probably know by now that you can only have 30,000 Connections on LinkedIn but you can have an unlimited number of Followers.
I get loads of Connection Requests which I reject because they're not my target audience. I found out this week there's a Privacy Setting to make follow primary.
This simply means that when people first visit your Profile they will only see the option to follow you. They have to delve a little more to be able to connect with you.
The end result:
This tiny little tweak reduces the number and improves the quality of your connection requests and increases the number of your LinkedIn Followers.
Keen to try it? It's quick and easy to implement. Here's how.
How to Make Follow Primary on LinkedIn
- Go to Your LinkedIn Profile
- Click on the Me drop-down menu (picture of yourself, top right)
- Scroll down to Settings and Privacy and click on it
- Click the Privacy Tab
- Scroll all the way down to the last section: Blocking and Hiding
- There's a little "Change" button on the right of Followers, click that
- It opens up a section that looks like the screenshot below
- Under Make follow primary, toggle the blue button at the bottom to YES
3. Site Content - Nearly Half a Million Words
I'm about a post away from my next target - 500,000 Words in Site Content.
The last time I blogged about Site Content was when I hit a Quarter Million Words
4. Found some Awesome Keywords
A friend of mine offered to give me 12 weeks of Free Health and Wellness Coaching so I just started blogging about it.
What a cool niche - I found a keyword with a whopping 216,838 Average Monthly Searches and a QSR of 1.
Definitely going to follow Chuck Holmes's advice and go all out with that post. Working on a Presentation on Canva to upload to Slide Share and a video for YouTube.
(Oh, this is not a business number but it was excited to discover I've lost 2.2kgs in my first week of Health and Wellness Coaching).
5. Income is on the Increase
This month is going well, I received some nice affiliate commission on the 1st and the work flow has been pretty consistent.
I made $531 last April and I'm on $608 already via Paypal, add the Amazon Gift Card and I've earned $657. My highest month this year so far was January, I made $609.
Hoping for a great finish as I have a few extra expenses than normal to cover this month.
Also looking forward to when there's an extra digit in that number. If I play my cards right, I just scrape over that elusive $1000 mark for the first time this month. (Here's hoping).
Which numbers are exciting you this week?
I'd love to catch up on your news. Share your favourite milestones in the comments below.
To Your Success