2 Year Analysis: Update & Sneak Peek

Last Update: September 12, 2018

Hi Guys,

I have not been able to work on the training as much as I thought I would after August was over because I had other pressing issues with my site I had to attend to and now catching up on the work I missed.

But I have planned an outline which seems to tell me I have A LOT to do for this training series so i hope you will be patient with me. I have done a couple of videos already but I'm hoping to get most of the rest of the recording done this coming weekend.

I have a sneak peek for you that just sums up how this online business works and what you guys all could look forward to if you're still in your first year:



Remember when I asked if I should sell my blog for $15,000 5 months ago?? Glad I didn't sell huh?

Well, I never did wanted to sell, the guy asked so I was curious to see what he was offering. I always knew the potential of my blog.

I actually did an estimate to see how much my blog is worth now with all its assets and it was valued at almost $90K!

But now that I have a new goal set for this site (5 figures), I won't be selling just yet. ;)

Seeing that image above could either really scare you or really make you happy but this image shows the nature of this business and how things can change very quickly.

Of course, my 2 year analysis will show you how this happened and what I did to lead up to it.

Earning only $483 in my first year, but guess what? That covers the annual membership.

I had gone Yearly 2 months into my membership here as it was an absolutely no brainer, especially with the Black Friday discount at $299 (hint, hint! It's Nov 23 this year)!

After paying down the Yearly membership, it was all about the work which is a huge relief guys than the $49/monthly.

As I always mention, this is just one case. A lot of other niches could earn much easier earlier on with fewer posts.

I'm in a very competitive niche so it takes more work and longer to earn.

But worth the wait and hard work?

YOU BET! :)

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bguguen Premium
Hi Grace
Your graph gives me a huge sense of possible achievement, but I will have a lot to learn and to work on, I only hope that keeping your eyes oven my shoulder you can lead me to the steps to take, one step at a time. Thank you for being here and for convincing me to join WA.
Congratulations on your success
Bernard
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littlemama Premium
Thank you so much Bernard! Yes, I write these posts, not only to document my own progress, but to show people what is possible and offer members motivation/inspiration as these are the types of posts I fed off of during the whole first year.

Reading success posts really help me get through months of low income, there are tons on there too so don't you worry, you will find them. I also have a success stories list that I will be sending you or already have sent you, can't remember! LOL Please let me know if you want that list if I haven't sent it to you yet.

With my help, I sure hope you will achieve similar if not more. :)

Just know that if you can learn and put in the work, you WILL eventually get there. Some may learn faster, some slower, but if we are all consistently working hard at it, we will all get to a point of making money.

I will make sure you stay on course and that your work is doing well, but you need to ask for my help and ask me to check your work, etc. It's your responsible to reach out to me, otherwise, I just check in once in awhile. :)

If you're determined, you can do this!
Grace
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Ccoronado91 Premium
Hi Grace,
I am a newbie, one month in and to see your 2 year analysis really brought a spark to my current happy mood. Those are great numbers and i'm sure they will double possibly even triple for you as you seem like a go-getter. Good luck to you in your upcoming year and I look forward to your training!
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littlemama Premium
Thanks very much Cynthia and welcome to WA! I'm glad my graph didn't scare you away as this is very much the nature of this business. When the going gets tough, YOU gotta get TOUGHER!

That's how you'll succeed with this online business. :)
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Grace,

I remember 5 months ago when you asked the members if you should sell... my response was..

'Hang onto it Grace! You put too much work into your site and I really feel you are enjoying your niche. You are on your way to Vegas!! Great to read Kyle and Jay's input too.'

Sooo glad you didn't sell!

Can you imagine if you hung onto your site for longer, how much more it will be? $90K is amazing... in the next 2 years it could be double that if you meet your new goal in 5 figures! (Which I know you will meet!)

I look forward to your training Grace!!

Monica
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littlemama Premium
Hi Monica,

Thank you so much for your kind words and reminiscing about the past! :)

You really don't know what you're capable of until you actually do it. I never knew I could create a blog that is worth that much money. It's amazing to see and I can't wait to see where else this goes.

This will happen to you too! Best to you!
Grace
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mbouteiller Premium
Thank you Grace!

I look forward to successes like you.

Monica
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DavidPadkin8 Premium
Hi Grace
Well Done Thank you for sharing Much appreciated
With this years rules for Vegas changed to only !00 new Premiums required maybe your special training program
could start Jan 2019 which would help you plan and Produce the Training only a suggestion .
Thank you for all your ongoing help
Regards
David
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littlemama Premium
Hi David, you're so welcome and thank you for your kind words! :)

The rules haven't changed, WA always brings down the counter to 100 for Sep - Dec.

Come January, your counter will be back at 300. :)

Best of luck to you and thanks for your patience,
Grace
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derekmarshal Premium
"I'm in a competitive niche" We hear that all the time don't we..

I'm like...cam on!! there are NO new niches! Being in a competitive niche is freaking great sign that there is money to be made.

You have gone a proven that.

$483 first year earnings scare most folks off from trying and keep going..

$20k (near enough) Second year..wow!

well done on that!.
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derekmarshal Premium
Just to add $90k your digital asset is worth way more than that. I estimate, given your previous 2 months to be around the $120k mark.

Building up digital assets is what my niche site is about - why I pump all my earning back into getting quality content written for me. I don't actually make a profit as such nor to lose any money.

...But I do have a very nice growing asset with a list of clients tied to me for life!....and a done for me email marketing included!.
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littlemama Premium
Hi Derek,

You are so right, there are no new niches, but that dang football snack helmet case study is what I'm talking about. Jay does nothing else to that site and it continues to earn money every month. I want one of these. Lol

There's also another member in a niche who sold her blog for $28K after only 60 posts or something like that and only 1 year old. This is what I'm talking about. I want one of these too!

Yeah developing digital assets could pay big one day, it's incredible how much they are worth.

Thank you for you comments here as always! You're awesome!
Grace
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derekmarshal Premium
Jay's site goes against Amazon TOC..(No masking of links).

I got one of those myself in a second site I made..hardly touch it..infact have not logged in in over 18 months..pulls in pennies $150 or $5a day..about 40 post..I thought about selling it..glad I didn't.

But here in Asia that $150 pays my rent!. Money as I say is relative to one's lifestyle, location and situation. $150 is nothing for a Mum of two in America but a whole months salary in South East Asia...

One great example is Jerry site..You know what tool I use to get data...He only really Started that site in February (ok end of Jan, registered in in October of 2017 but did nt post anything) Only has 200 post..

6 months later he got triple figure premium sales in a single month and made Vegas!.

...I want one of thoseeeee sites!!!

BTW your 2nd year..whopping my 3rd of my principle niche site!
I gotta get my finger out here and get moving!!
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shazzaWA Premium
Bloody brilliant Grace. Knowing how little you pay in your costs for this business, I am pretty sure you mentioned to me and I know you won't mind me saying but, the WA platform, Jaaxy Keyword tool and an Autoresponder system which is about $100 to $120 business costs for you to run this business each mth.

So where on earth can one pay so VERY LITTLE and get such good return on investment? Yes, it takes blood, sweat and tears but this is the difference between someone who wants to succeed and someone who works at it, but has varying degrees of success. [me :)]

Well done Grace and I do look forward to your analysis and training that you have coming....!!!
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littlemama Premium
Hi Sharon! Love your first sentence! LOL. There's something about that word "bloody" that makes it so "massive"... lol

Yeah, my expenses is nothing, though my Aweber just kicked up to $149/month because it's over 10K, I feel like deleting some old subscribers to bring that fee back down. Lol

I think my expenses now is more to $200 a month (I don't have Jaaxy Pro, don't tell Kyle), still very low compared to what I made last month.

This type of online business is by far one of the best to do, such low operating costs, and not location dependent which I absolutely love.

You'll be getting there too Sharon!
Grace
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JosonInc Premium
Great share and looking forward to see the basics of the real secrets in this online money-making business. As a newbie with 3.5 months in... seeing this type of success, then seeing others fold up and leave...there is a real need to learn more of what it takes to be a success.

As Wealthy Affiliate guides us with the basics...we as individuals will choose and create our own paths based on what we have learned from the lessons and of course from everyone's experiences and our own experiences and personal capabilities and creativities. This is where we will widely differ in accomplishments. The difference of success and no success.

Congratulations Grace for your having found the right 'path' to success.


Joe
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littlemama Premium
Thank you Joe, but you'll be disappointed in my big reveal, it won't be anything new I haven't already said in my many posts on my profile. Success is reached when you work harder than everyone else, I don't have anything that special up my sleeve but I get it, you still want to see the details and hear from me or ones who are making money.

This is why I am doing the training, so others can keep learning as we do all pick up things differently and I know I can offer tips to you, sure... but it all comes down to very boring stuff, write, write, write.
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Zarina Premium
Oh wow, I forgot about that post when you contemplated whether to sell or not. I guess you're definitely glad you didn't sell it! Lol.

And that's a huge difference indeed; your graph puts things into perspective.

Wohooo!

And we'll be patient, I'm sure your training is well worth it. :)
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littlemama Premium
Yes I'm sure glad I didn't sell! Lol

Yeah, this chart really shows you can't quit when you're not making money, you actually have to work HARDER when that happens, which was exactly what I did. :)

Thanks for waiting for me!!
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NoMo9-5Grind Premium
Wow!

Grace you never cease to impress!

I have been following you since joining WA Dec last year and I'm just so impressed with where you started from and where you are to date. It is "Impressive" and proves that everything we all have here at WA is proof positive IT WORKS!

Congratulations on all your achievements and success!

I personally can't wait to see your next level/s of success.

You inspire us all!

Much continued success!

-Rob
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littlemama Premium
That's great to hear Rob, thank you so much for your support all this time. Yes, WA works indeed. I know you could get there too Rob, you have to keep writing those great valuable content to your readers and keep using great keywords.
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RD40 Premium
Awesome job Grace! What's funny is that I was also thinking about selling my site right before it took off. I guess that was the push it needed for both our businesses to get going...lol. Also, I started Sept16 as well, and it's great to see you finding success with everything. Keep it rolling!
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littlemama Premium
Thank you Ralph! What a story you have too!! I love it! We are only 2 days apart, awe! Happy 2 years to you too. :)

Yes we never know when our site will kick into the snowball effect but when it does, woohooo!!

You keep up the great work too!
Grace
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RD40 Premium
Thanks Grace! Enjoy Vegas and hope to see you there in 2020.
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littlemama Premium
Thank you Ralph, I sure will and yes, 2020 too!
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mmonterola Premium
Your hard work has paid off. More luck for the next year. Happy 2nd year anniversary!

Marita
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littlemama Premium
Thank you so much Marita! Yes hard word always pays off. :)
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keishalina9 Premium
FANTASTIC blog post! ... wow-zaa! ...

...what a 'bar chart' to illustrate the big gain in miracle Year 2 of fun play at work!... :o (just a kidding-- recognize that it took a ton of work to get where you are today... lots of effort, can sure see that.... :)

-- yes, like you, went Premium earlier rather than later and yes, wished I knew about WA earlier, too! ...

... better late than never as they say ... :)

Keep up with the ongoing success & amazing 'scaling up!' ...

All the best to you as usual, our TOP GUN! ... cheerio... :)
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littlemama Premium
Thank you so much Keisha! Sometimes showing an image like that could help blast someone's motivation to kick it up a notch! ;)

You're doing to do great things too, I can't wait to see!
Grace
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keishalina9 Premium
...great tag teams we have here... you're it! ... enjoy! ... lol ... :o
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DianneH Premium
Very encouraging. Thank you Grace!
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littlemama Premium
You're so welcome, glad to help you!
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Hollshope Premium
Your posts are always so encouraging. Thanks a lot!
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littlemama Premium
Thanks so much Holly!
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TAM7 Premium
Awesome, Grace.
Congrats!
Ted
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littlemama Premium
Thank you Ted! :)
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Glen B Premium
Little Mama,

I love your updates. The fact that you share figures is really great.

Did you happen to take my Poll? I was looking for some good earners to do so. It's anonymous. It's hard to display results of a poll unless people that are actually making money take it. :-) Again Great Progress and So happy you share.

Sincerely,
- Glen B
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littlemama Premium
Hi Glen, I had not seen your post, so I will check it out and offer my 2 cents. :)

Thanks for stopping by here!
Grace
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Glen B Premium
Thanks Grace!!
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littlemama Premium
You're welcome! :)
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Nivarb Premium
You always encourage me to push forward... glad you didn't sell that blog after all... looking forward to your training :)
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littlemama Premium
You bet Brian, and thanks for your patience, I will get that training out one day. :)
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HuyNLe1989 Premium
All your hardwork is very inspiring. I don’t even know how many times I have been just searching something else and ran across your posts at the top of google.

You are a great example that hard work will truly pay off. Thanks :)
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littlemama Premium
Thanks so much for letting me now Huy, that's so cool to hear. :)
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ZFlorez Premium
I'm also in a competitive niche! Such an inspiration, Thank You :-)
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littlemama Premium
Keep on blogging well then, you're doing awesome! :)

Thanks for your kind words!
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