2018 Year In Review: $40K Thank You WA! Happy New Year!

Last Update: January 02, 2019

Happy New Year my WA friends!

I hope everyone had a great holiday season and ready to rock it here in 2019!

As I have been doing, I've been updating my progress here since I started and so I'd love to do a 2018 in review post here to summarize my year with final results, as this is my biggest year so far, totaling $40K in revenue:




I started here in Sep/16 and my first full calendar year, I didn't do too well revenue-wise but this is how it goes when you're building your online business.

Mid 2017 was when I really started writing a lot more on my blog, daily in fact, and continued to do so throughout 2018 with some slow down in the latter part of 2018.

If it wasn't for that ramp up in 2017, there's no way I would have made what I made in 2018.

If you're new to this online business, know that you don't get paid for the work you do today but you will get paid when you have established enough trust with your audience by providing and creating enough valuable content to them.

Content will always be king whether you write it or record it in a video form and the more you can create, the more visitors you will attract, the more money you make.



I still publish about 5 posts a week and have over 600 posts on my blog now and received almost 370K visitors in 2018.




Income Breakdown:

Here's the breakdown of my income that I've been using to be consistent:


And if I used WA reporting to proof my numbers:


Jaaxy is very little as you can see. :)

This is from my Mediavine dashboard which I started only in May/18, these are the display ads on my site:


Averaging 4 digits a month just for ads! Totally truly passive after initial setup!

However, this ad network only allows sites who's sessions are over 25,000 and even then, it's not a guaranteed shoe-in.

Make sure you're branding your business nicely and have at least 1 or 2 social media accounts that might help.


2018 In Summary:

  • Achieved 4 digit income in Mar/18
  • Achieved Vegas Super Affiliate Conference in Aug/18
  • Over 600 blog posts
  • 369K visitors
  • $40K highest income year 2018
  • $7.9K highest income month in Nov/18
  • One website - Started Sep/16

I think you can call my income for 2018 a "full time" income since some people do make that much a year.

But if you have seen my 2019 goals, this is far from what I want to achieve.

I want to build a 6 figure income this year and that means more than doubling my 2018 income.

I really hope I can do this and give you guys a better "2019 Year In Review" post!


Advice To New Members:

When you come to WA, you're not just going to "see" if you can make money online. You absolutely have the blueprint to follow in the training here to build an online business just like mine or BETTER.

There are many members here who do way better than me, make way more money than what I've reported above.

This is just to let you see what's possible if you really dive into the training and really learn this business.

The training alone will not get you to success though.

YOU will be a BIG factor in the success of your online business.

YOU need to be able to:

  • Follow closely to the training & DO the tasks
  • Ask questions if you're stuck
  • Be able to also be resourceful & find your own answers
  • Persistence in finding your answers
  • Consistently work on your online business, at least 15 - 20 hours a week
  • Create high quality valuable content
  • Be willing to work without pay!

There's no sugar coating anyting with this online business, it's just pure "you reap what you sow" and you DON'T "reap" quickly or instantly.

The last point is very important and if you look at my history above (or read my posts on my profile), you will see I had to put in a lot of work in building my business in 2017 to reach the income I have in 2018.

Some people can achieve what I have in much shorter time but also many who haven't reached their first dollar in 2 years time as well.

Therefore, when and how much you'll make in your online business highly depend on you and how badly you want an online business to be churning out money like the way mine does.

I hope seeing my 2018 results will motivate and inspire you to work even harder in 2019 to reach your goals!

If I'm your Premium Coach, REACH OUT FOR HELP!!

I'm always here for everyone but especially those who have me as their Premium Coach (see Help Center, I should be listed there beside the owners), do not sit there and be stuck.

Everyone also has WA's incredibly helpful community so there's no excuse not to get help here.

Reach out for help and get onto the path of success!!


Wishing You All The BEST 2019!

Grace

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Zarina Premium
Hmm, how the hell did I miss this post!?

I think I'm starting to sound repetitive, but you're killing it Grace!!! What a great inspiration you are!

I wish I were that disciplined - I certainly need to work on my mindset and realize that it's best to put in the most work right now and enjoy the rewards later than "take it easy and enjoy the day" kinda mentality.

I'm happy for you and looking forward to your Vegas posts/live stream!!

My best wishes to you in 2019, I know you'll rock it!! :)
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littlemama Premium
Hi Zarina! Thanks for coming by here and offering your awesome support as always! You have a brand new year to make some more positive changes so go for gold this year and step that petal to the metal as they say!

Thanks for your all your well wishes!! Have a great 2019!!
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Zarina Premium
Thank you! I will certainly try to work more on myself and my sites. Meeting you guys in Vegas would be SHWEEEET :D
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littlemama Premium
You're so welcome Zarina! Oh my gosh, I would absolutely be over the moon if you came too!
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YourBizTips Premium
Well done Grace, you deserve every cent of it! You are my star shining in the night sky. I am following your path (and recommendations) as I know that it will guide me to the end of the night, where the sun shines bright!

Thank you so much for your help and guidance in 2018 and I wish you and yours a very Happy, Healthy and Successful WA New Year.

John
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littlemama Premium
Thanks so much John! I’m grateful for your support and kind words. 😍

Glad I can help you and guide you, I hope your 2019 will be very successful!

Wish you the very best in 2019!
Grace
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LucyLee Premium
Wow Grace! Thats phenomenal. And honest, and helpful. Its nice to know what needs to be done, and what the results can look like. I guess all niches are a little different too. The WA niche is a good one, with a nice recurring income! That'll be my second website, when I've got the first one working well.
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littlemama Premium
Thank you so much Lucy! So appreciate your kind words and support. :)

If you can get one working well first, then you'll be able to promote WA even better because you'll have personal proof that the training works so that's awesome and easy to sell that way.

Hope you have the best 2019!
Grace
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ElizabethCu1 Premium
Thanks for your stats Grace. People don't often want to share detail.

I thought it interesting that work of 2017 paid off in 2018. For me as a past business owner this tells me that WA is definitely NO SCAM but is a real option. The growth is not overnight and requires work. I think ..,for me anyway, that is encouraging.

Hopefully I can learn to build the same income and help others who need to build theirs with an honest-to-goodness system. Your blog definitely inspired me because of the amount of detail!
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littlemama Premium
Nothing really grows overnight, no system or magic button and that's the problem with lots of people out there looking for a solution to make money online. They often quit this or that after a month of trying.

You're so welcome and glad you can take this post to help your journey. I will always share the details and if you want to learn more about my business, watch the first two videos of my training series and you'll learn more. I wish you much success in 2019!
Grace
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DaltonTberry Premium
Grace,

Thanks so much for the transparency. This is something that seems to get lost very quickly in the online world. Especially here at WA. I think it's important that we share our results. Both to prove that it can be done and to inspire others. Not to mention it helps build our own confidence when others chime in and throw you a huge CONGRATULATIONS on a great 2018!

You deserve it and I'm so glad all of your hard work has paid off. Thanks for the 2019 inspiration and keep up the great work. You're a baller!

-Dalton
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littlemama Premium
Hi Dalton, you're so welcome! And thanks for calling me a "baller"! :) Although, I think I'll think I'll be that more end of the year. ;)

I'm glad this post helps you and that is the reason I share my details. In my first year, I clung on to any type of these kinds of reports as possible and kept reading over them.

Because they had meant so much to me in my journey, I can only give back to the community that's given me so much.

I will always share to inspire members here and I hope I'm always able to.
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Defiant6 Premium
Amazing work! You laid out perfectly how earning money online from a business works. Do the work now and get paid later. We've all been taught to trade time for work and get paid (9-5 job), but here you are taught to put in the work on a consistent basis and get paid later which could happen at anytime. The beauty of it is though, you have MUCH BETTER potential to get paid more later for the work that you put in now and it is always scalable vs a regular job where there is always threat you could lose it. Great stuff, thanks for sharing!
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littlemama Premium
Exactly Brian, that is very true and why you have to be able to work without pay to get away of the job mentality. We are business owners now and businesses don't behave like a job.

Your site is always being accumulatively evaluated so your work from today will always be working for you in the future.

I wish you so much success in 2019!
Grace
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GShaw Premium
Great job Grace!

I also believe your niche can often reflect on your success. This doesn't mean it makes it easier because you still MUST put the same work into it, it just means certain niches should provide better opportunity for success.

Keep up all your great work and support!

Greg
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littlemama Premium
Hi Greg,

Certainly, there are lot of niches that don't even need the number of posts to produce the income I do. Some can hit 4 digits with just 65 posts.

So yes, you just need to keep going if you're not making money yet. It may mean your niche is more competitive so you need to write even more.

That's how I see it anyway and why I have so many posts. :)

Best to you in 2019!
Grace
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Sierradust Premium
Thanks for taking the time to write this blog. For us beginners out here it is helpful to see your blueprint. You are making money and therefore have become successful. I am building a site step by step. I have made 0 dollars and 0 traffic. But only been at it for 7 months. What is important is to stay focused and be productive. Learning to write content is huge. Another one is knowledge of your topic. Your right about this not a quick thing. I am putting my time in and enjoying it, although there are hurdles to overcome at every turn. It is your blog that reminds us of the uncertain time factor that exists. That is why we all need to be patient and not this become a failure.
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littlemama Premium
Hi Mark, we all learn at a different pace so there's no problem if you haven't made any money yet.

There is so much to learn really but it's important that you go back to the training and refocus.

Ask yourself these questions:
* Are you doing keyword research?
* If you are, are you using AVG > 100 AND QSR < 50?
* Are you writing content consistently?
* If you are how often?

Keywords are the start of your content, content is needed to get rankings on search engines so the more content you have, the more traffic you'll get on your website.

If you're doing all those things, you should be making money. If not have someone look at your site, either ask someone you know, your Premium Coach, or Site Feedback.

Here's my training on how to write a 1000 words easier: If you do a lot more writing this year, you will hit your first dollar soon. :)

I hope you will really build your business this year and make 2019 a great one!
Grace
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Sierradust Premium
Thanks for the advice, I am doing the stuff that you recommend. That gives me great reassurance that I 'm on the right track. Thanks again.
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littlemama Premium
That's fantastic to hear, so that means just keep going and produce a lot of great content that way. :)
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Sierradust Premium
The more I research and write content, the easier it gets.
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littlemama Premium
Yes I always tell people that, it just takes practice. :)
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lakbar12 Premium
This is an awesome post, Grace! You truly deserve it. You have worked hard. I seen you grow from the short period of time that I have been here in WA. And, I must say it is exciting to see. I really appreciate you sharing your journey with us. As this does help. Unfortunately, my premium coach is either not here or just MIA for a while. But, I do not let that stop me. I have learned to be pretty resourceful.

I wish you all the best in 2019 and I know that you will make your 6 Figure goal...
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littlemama Premium
Hi Lakisha! Thanks very much! That's okay that your Premium Coach is MIA, not every affiliate is going to be reaching out as that's not affiliate marketing anyway.

I do it because I truly love to help so if you need it, just PM me. :)

I don't have a Premium Coach either but I used the community and Super Affiliates to help me.

You can do this too! Make 2019 the best year yet!
Grace
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lakbar12 Premium
Thanks, Grace! You are the best...
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littlemama Premium
You're so welcome! :)
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Pio Premium
First, Happy 2019, Grace!
You have been inspirational and helpful, along with others who persistently and constantly reach out to help us on here. I'm sure you are on the right path to achieve bigger and better things this year, and I personally being motivated to follow.
Thanks so much With Best Wishes,
Pio
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littlemama Premium
That's so great to hear Pio, so glad to hear this! Happy 2019 to you too! I hope your year will be a strong one and reaching milestones you're going for. Best to you, Grace
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Roybretton Premium
Hello Grace,

Thank you for another great blog post Grace, it is always good to hear about your success stories and how you have progressed over the last couple of years. You have made some great honest points to those starting out, I believe that people will be encouraged not to give up.

I do hope you have a great time in Vegas and I look forward to seeing your progress in the coming 12 months.

A very happy and prosperous New Year to you Grace.

Roy
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littlemama Premium
Thanks so much for your kind words Roy! Glad you liked this one and appreciate so much that you follow my progress. I really do hope new members could see how this business works with what I show in this post.

Yes, can't wait for Vegas! 25 more days! We are a bit nervous leaving our girls, first time like this with their adult cousin. Hope it all works out!

I wish you a very successful 2019 and hope you will hit many milestones along the way!
Grace
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you for your reply Grace. I hear you, Grace, we can often learn so much from listening to other people's experiences and yours is a very fine example.

I am sure that when you have children it's a big thing leaving them, especially for the first time, it sounds like they are in very capable hands with a cousin!

I hope Vegas is a real joy and a boost to you Grace, I would take full advantage, in a good and positive way, to be around all those successful people, hopefully, you can all gain knowledge and tips in a practical and helpful way.

Wishing you all the best Grace.

Roy
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littlemama Premium
Thanks Roy, I'm so looking forward to learning more and meeting everyone, it's going to be so awesome! I really can't wait. :)

I have a list of questions that I'm bringing so I am going to take full advantage while I'm there.

Have a great day!
Grace
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you for taking the time to comment Grace.

I'm so pleased that you are looking forward to Vegas, you have worked so hard and really deserve it, you have also been a great inspiration to others.

It sounds like you already have a great plan and I'm sure that 2019 will bring you great results.

Have a great day.

Roy
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marchanna Premium
This is the stuff Grace :)

solid facts and figures and WOW look at that jump from one year to the next!!!

This is why I am a member of WA, to get stuff like this. Inspiration, sure! Friendliness and helpfulness, why not? But this -- this kind of post is where the rubber meets the road.

I'll put this one on my bookmarks bar for study in detail but all the stuff we need in one post, succinctly, clearly and no doubt, accurately!

thanks a million! I probably already said that on another one of your posts, ha! I'll try to come up with something new ;)

Marc
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littlemama Premium
Hi Marc, Thank you so much for your kindest words! I've always loved looking at stats of any member that would share them so that's why I share mine too because I'm sure there are others like me. :)

I'm happy to be able to share like this and give you all the nuts and bolts. I find it so fun! Lol I'm a numbers nerd.

You can say it a million times more, I don't get tired of hearing you talk about me! LOL ;)

I wish you so much success this year Marc!
Grace
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marchanna Premium
Right on! You create the right attention highly useful/beneficial/motivating posts and I'll keep singing your praises then :) It's a deal!

In the meantime, I'll be successful if I put in the hard work. Of that, you've demonstrated the evidence of the necessity. cheers Marc
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littlemama Premium
Yes Marc, get back to work! Lol No, I so appreciate your kind words. I will continue to share as much as I can. :)
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Lilli Premium
Grace, I would like to thank you for this informative and inspiring post. This goes to show us all the value of hard work, persistence and motivation. We have to avoid the "shiny object" syndrome and appreciate the value of delayed gratification and just put the nose to the grindstone and get the nitty gritty done on a daily basis. When you do that, it's just a matter of time.

I bet your income in 2019 explodes!!!
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littlemama Premium
Exactly Pat, you got it and glad could see that in this post. :) SOS is a real thing and I have done this myself too many times. The ability to stay focused is a skill everyone needs to master, it's hard not to jump ship when you're not earning.

I really love the way you said it "appreciate the value of delayed gratification" that's exactly right and how this business works.

You will see some more progression and results if you did that in 2019! I know you will. :)

I wish you much success!
Grace
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MichaelGulik Premium
This post has just now confirmed that which where I stand.

Thanks for writing this blog post because including another post yesterday, it has really shown me where I’m standing, in regards to making an earning.

After calculating your time and posts iam certain that I’m on the same path, and that after another 15 months I will be making and income.

So yeah, thanks again.

Regards,

Michael
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littlemama Premium
Hi Michael, That's great to hear and I'm glad my post has helped you see that you're on your way. That's great you are on the right path and you're going to make some great milestones this year then!

Looking forward to seeing what you'll be doing this year! Happy new year!
Grace
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Surfdude123 Premium
Yea. I just be doing something wrong. I have 400 posts and two premium referrals in three years. Same as you a boot camp site. But I noticed I just dont have to stamina anymore to keep writing with the same motivation. Got too distracted and honestly just burned out on writing. Been exploring the mountains and lakes.here in NC. Gives me a better perspective of my life I.spose. Congrats.
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littlemama Premium
What are your 400 posts about? Have you asked anyone to look at your site to see why it's not converting?

Have you checked out my training? That's okay if you have moved onto something else, maybe you're more passionate about nature, you can always start a new site. :)

Whatever you want to do, I hope you will have a successful 2019!
Grace
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Grace,

Happy happy New Year to you and your family!

Thank you for sharing your post... wow, what an awesome couple of years you've had here. You work hard and your successes are well deserved.

I think you will be in the 6 figure for 2019... that's my prediction from my 'glass ball'...

I have this bookmarked..lol!!

Wishing you continued success!

Monica
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littlemama Premium
Hi Monica, Happy new year to you and your family too!

You are so sweet, thanks for your kind words and your support of me making my goal this year! I'm so grateful for it!

I hope you will make 2019 a great one too!
Grace
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LeilaBlaze Premium
Hi Grace,
Wow, you success is motivating. Thank you for sharing your successful stories doing business online. I'm one of the newbie and still in the process of learning things esp. from the training. I have to admit that I'm having a hard time to find a profitable niche and yes please if you could help me out on this? Appreciate it very much, Happy New Year!
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anusuya1 Premium
Hi Leila,
Many of us stumble for niche selection and we get educated and kneel it down. Just type niche in the upper question box. You will come across several training and blogs.
Recently Smartkeeter has blogged on several profitable niches. You might hit your passion in one of those. Here is the last one Go through his posts and acquaint with the niches he has published. I am sure you will find a good and profitable one. He has statistics and relevant info in there.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/smartketeer
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Leila -- happy new year!

it's all good as these thoughts you've been having have already been expressed by many before you regarding choosing a niche to work on ...

just a lil' fyi -- your question landed in the WA community for response due to your use of the (?) -- simply remember to click yes or no before pressing the reply button ....

and here's a post that you might find helpful in answer --

all the best for 2019, cheerio ... :)
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littlemama Premium
Hi Leila,

Thank you for your kind words, appreciate them! Happy new year to you too!

I'm glad you're here at WA, you're going to learn so much. If you want to look for a niche, check this out:

You want to think about what you really love or have a passion for because you'll be working on this for a long time and you want to like what you're working on.

In order to succeed in affiliate marketing, your website needs to be focused on helping others in a particular area. If you think of a niche, then think about what are the things people in that niche would be searching for? What are their pain points? What can you help solve for them?

Like my website is all about helping people make money online. I'm helping people find a great training platform and other ways to learn how to make money online.

Another example would be pets, there are so many niches within pets. You could go as narrow as a website all about dog strollers or a little wider like dog training or dog grooming.

One more example is cooking, you can narrow it down by teaching people how to become a vegan. Therefore, this kind of website would be all about vegan food, how to eat vegan, how to be vegan, how to transition to be a vegan, etc... I hope you get the idea.

If you have it in your mind to help others in your niche, then you will have a thriving business.

Here are some other tutorials that will help you choose your niche: You can also go on Amazon.com to get ideas from their categories as well, each one of their sub-categories could be a great idea for a niche.

Also, I recommend using a free site first instead of buying a custom domain until you feel comfortable keeping the niche you picked. This way you can delete and start over without the extra $15 expense for another custom domain.

It's really easy here to transfer a free site to your own domain later on.

Another aspect you may want to think about is the price point of the products you'll be recommending in your niche.

The work is the same whether you promote a $5 product or a $500 product, make it worth your while. ;)

You want to build an online business where your site will be the bridge that connects people, who are searching for things, to the things they were searching for.

If you give people value, you build trust and if you have trust, then you'll have commissions.

Please let me know what you have decided on or what you're thinking about so I can help you more to narrow it down.

Grace
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LouisMunro Premium
Hi Grace
Congratulations Grace! What you have achieved is just phenomenal. I am struck by the fact that you have written over 600 posts. That is incredible.

You said your content should be high quality. This is something I struggle to understand. When is a post "high quality" exactly?

I am thinking you should be my premium coach for 2019. How exactly? Especially if you are already looking after 370k visitors! I am also struck by the volume generated and how your website is coping with all of this?

All the best for the new year, I know you are going to achieve your goal.

Louis Munro
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littlemama Premium
Hi Louis, thanks very much! Yes I still publish 5 days a week but I have writers now that I'm trying to train to help me write so I can pursue other projects to make 6 figures this year. It's slow going but I am getting there.

By high quality means:
* using the right keywords
* providing info people can use
* info that is not fluff just to get the word count
* a complete picture of that keyword
* long in length, min 1000 words

Haha... I don't have to be your direct premium coach, I can help you either way. It just may take me longer to get to you vs my direct referrals. I never not reply to people.

Regarding the number of posts, not every niche needs that many posts to make a 4 digit income. The more competitive a niche is, the more posts you need.

That's for sure. :)

You can do this, you have to be consistent, you have to keep writing.

Make 2019 your writing year!

Grace
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bosco50050 Premium
Grace,
It's so wonderful to see the progression and the picture of it being possible painted here. You have truly shown us all that it is workable. I rejoice with you for your achievements. It gives me hope that someday (in near future) I will be able to emulate your success.

i want to wish you a Happy New Year and a year of continued success.

Bravo! Kudos!
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littlemama Premium
Hi Bosco, Thank you so much for your kind words and support! I'm glad you can see what I'm trying to say. I hope you will surpass me and reaching for your goals too!

Have a great 2019 which I hope is full of success!
Grace
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laurenjean Premium
Now, this is the post I've been waiting for!
Waaaaow!! That income progression is amazing Grace!
Well done. You are AWESOME!
You followed the training, applied your mind, put in the time and now you're reaping the rewards.
I LOVE reading your posts. Your success is so encouraging.
THANK YOU so much for being such an inspiration to us all.
Wishing you a BRILLIANT 2019!
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littlemama Premium
Hi Lauren, that's very sweet of you to say, thank you, I'm very grateful for your support! I'm very happy to hear that you like this kind of post and that it can help you keep moving forward.

You're very welcome and I hope you stay inspired so you can kick some butt in 2019!

Best to you!
Grace
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smartm2018 Premium
Hi! Grace

This is very impressive! Congratulations for your achievement.

It is very encouraging to see what’s possible. All we need to do is put in the work and be patient.

Thank you for the advice and I get it.

Wishing you all the best as you set new goals.

Smart
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littlemama Premium
Thanks very much Smart! There's so much more that's possible. Yes, we need to put in that work and make it happen for ourselves.

You can do this!

Wish you a smashing 2019!
Grace
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phollett Premium
Hi Grace,

Thanks for the post,and I am always amazed at the help here, as you said we never need to be stuck, with so much help everywhere.

Also with so many people like you and others who have achieved success, providing the inspiration that you continually do.

I feel very grateful for WA and the people like you here. I hope you reach or even exceed your goals in 2019.Happy New Year
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littlemama Premium
Hi Phyllis, you're so welcome, and yes, the amazing community here at WA is a gold mine. I love it!

I always loved reading about people's successes and still do, and I made it a point back then to also provide the community with my successes if I ever reached it.

I'm always grateful to be able to share, I feel very fortunate to be able to do so.

I hope I can continue to do this and keep motivating others to do this too. :)

Wish you so much success in 2019!
Grace
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Rolie Premium
Congratulations Grace and thanks for sharing.

Your article has certainly been inspiring and informative. You seem to have had your goals well defined and you were disciplined to follow them.

You have set a hard act to follow but I shall certainly try and follow in your footsteps.

Please let me have a link to your website.

All the Very Best in the New Year
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littlemama Premium
Hi Roland,

Thank you so much and appreciate your kind words! I'm very glad to hear I can inspire you.

You can check out my training here if you want to see my site and follow in my footsteps: I've opened up my business to everyone so you can check it out there.

Wishing you much success this year!
Grace
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preciepas Premium
Wow!!! I wish I could reach even just a little fraction of what you have accomplished. I know I have to really work so hard to improve my website. I still have a lot to learn, and a lot of questions to ask.
A big congratulations to all your accomplishments.

Precilla
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littlemama Premium
Thank you Precilla for your kind words! I know you can do this too so push on and stick close to the training, ask lots of questions, that's the only way to get through anything. :)

Wish you much success in 2019!
Grace
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preciepas Premium
Thanks a lot, Grace. You really are an inspiration to us, newbies.
Any newbie would love to have you as their coach.
God bless,
Precilla
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littlemama Premium
You're so welcome. :) Glad I can inspire you! :) I'm open to any questions from anyone so ask away.
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preciepas Premium
I got so many questions, and a lot more to learn. Is it ok if I PM you if ever I get stuck, and ask you a question?

Thanks a lot in advance :)
Precilla
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nurselizstar Premium
My, my, my... My wish is to grow up and be just like you!! What an absolutely stunning shining star you are Grace. We may need to get one for you like mine...Grace*! I will (I'm afraid) be the person that doesn't make a dollar after 2 years that you referenced above! (Some people can achieve what I have in much shorter time but also many who haven't reached their first dollar in 2 years time as well.) I have lost my way and can't find my way back even with bread crumbs! LOL I think the best thing for me to do is start all over, not try to do both certifications at once, and stop and breathe!
Congratulations on this wonderful goal you have hit and surpassed! I have great respect for you. Happy New Year!
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littlemama Premium
Hi Liz, thank you so much for your kind words!! I hope I have not offended you in anyway, it's just to say everyone is on their own journey, their own pace.

Losing your way is okay, get back on the path to build your online business. You can do this. Start over, go through the training again, do what you have to do to make it happen for you. :)

I really do help everyone who comes to me, so if you have any questions, please reach out!

Have a great new year!
Grace
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nurselizstar Premium
Oh heaven's no, you didn't offend me Grace. No worries there. You're one of my gurus (whether you want to be or not! LOL) I depend on you greatly for training and support. Happy New Year dear lady!!
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RD40 Premium
Awesome stuff Grace! Being successful with your online business really does come down to the individual.

The training alone will not help you reach your level of success. Learning, applying what you've learn, and pure grit is what success is all about in the online world.

I wish you so much success in 2019 Grace. With both of us starting at the same time, I'm so happy to see that the both of us are creating a path to financially freedom.

And motivating others to do the same as well.

All the best to you!
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littlemama Premium
So Ralph, I made a video about WA today and yes you're in it so I can cry to people how you made so much more than me. LOL

Nah, it was more to show off my friend's results. ;) It will be up tonight sometime.

It's awesome to be able to show results when promoting. You have your own case study to start promoting WA with, so you're already half way there compared to someone brand new.

I'm very happy to see that you and I are on amazing paths, in different niches, and helping others do it as well.

It's going to be a fun year to come! Wish you much more 6 figures in 2019!

Grace
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RD40 Premium
Haha...thanks Grace! Safe to say I will be looking forward to seeing that video!

These are fun times for us. I hope to reach my goal and make Vegas for 2020 so that I can me you and the rest of the crew.

Again, Awesome job Grace!

Ralph
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littlemama Premium
Here you go: https://youtu.be/ep_3ZcxRrNk :)

Yes they sure are. :) It's nice to be earning and be able to do other things to expand even more.

Work hard for Vegas 2020!
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DBlanchard Premium
Congrats, Grace!!! You are amazing!
(Not to say Amazing Grace 🙂)

I remember vividly your message to Kyle in January of last year when you asked to join SWAG. You already had some 300 posts and you were already on your way!

But everyone has to realise this: you were only reaching the $500 per month income by then. That's not even $2 per post and I know how much time each one of those blog posts takes!

So you were actually working for peanuts until everything broke loose about 6 months later!

Being willing to work without pay is the key! You are the proof right there. How many hundred posts did you write before money started pouring in right?

I wish you 6 figures in 2019!!!! 🙂🙂

Denis
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littlemama Premium
Hi Denis,

That's funny you mention Kyle's SWAG, I wanted to get in so badly but when I got in, I realized it was for newer members. Lol

The way this business works, the way you need to wait to get ranked, etc, you have to be able to work without pay.

I started making a 3 digit income in my 12th month (Aug/17), I had about 150 posts then.

I doubled those posts by Dec/17.

So by the time I hit 4 digits in Mar/18, I had 389 posts.

I have just over 600 posts now.

Anyone reading this though, they need to realize that not every niche needs this many posts to make a 4 digit income.

Some niches only need 65 posts to make a 4 digit income.

So it's very different how many posts you need to make money with, it really depends on your niche.

I hope this helps and I wish you much success in 2019!!
Grace
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DBlanchard Premium
I realized after a few months that the MMO niche is different in that sense, yes it does take a lot of content to get ranked.

But what I like about it is that there are soooo many different angles you can take and so many different subjects to talk about.

My problem right now is not writer's block, it's the opposite: too many things to talk about and not enough time to write them all...

So I will continue to work for peanuts for as long as it takes, I will reach your level eventually. 🙂 It's a matter of persistence and believing in what we are doing!
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littlemama Premium
Hi Denis, to get to Vegas quickly though, don't just write about anything. Yes there are a LOT of different angles to promote WA, but a lot of those other things you can write about is hard to rank for. That's why doing product reviews is the fastest SEO way to do it.

You will see what I mean if you go through my training series which I show you how I got to Vegas: Not sure if you have seen that, but if you want to learn more about how to get to Vegas, use that training. :)
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DBlanchard Premium
Oh, I understood that a long time ago 🙂 and I already followed your training. I picked up a LOT of good stuff from it too! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom!!!

I am getting pretty good at those digital product reviews, my last dozen articles have started to rank on page one of Google. Yes!!

My main obstacle right now is lack of time to write. I get up at 4 am and write until I leave for my regular 9-5 job...And I do the same at night...until I go to bed.

But I have a hard time writing more than 3-4 articles per week, which is all I can do for now... At least I do get some referrals, but my conversion rate is really low!

All I can do is keep on writing and then write some more🙂🙂🙂
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keishalina9 Premium
Wow! ... Amazing Grace! ...

....love to see your upward spike from year over year! ...

.... yes, lots of focused hard work -- can see that....

....appreciate very much all your sharing with us ... actually quite practical, realistic and balanced in your presentation ...

Thanks so much for your update! ...

.... all the best as usual for your continuing climb to greatness in reaching the Summit of Success!

cheerio .... ⭐️🎈⭐️
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littlemama Premium
Hi Keisha, thanks for your great support here as always! So appreciate you!

I've always loved seeing stats of people's sites so that's why I include them too since I know it will help others see what's it like to have a business like mine. I hope sharing my info will help others learn.

I wish you so much success in 2019!
Grace
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Miren Premium
Absolutely amazing!!! Well, you already know that lol. It’s crazy how much your business grew last year. I’m sure you will reach your goals this year as well, I never doubt about you. I can already imagine your 6 figures post lol.

Can’t wait to hear how the Super Affiliate conference goes!! =D

I’m thinking if I should give up on monetizing my site with ads, since I didn’t even get Adsense’s approval... So I doubt I would get approved by Mediavine.
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littlemama Premium
Hi girl!! Thanks so much! lol So glad my year end like a nice even number like that, too funny. I hope you're right about my 6 figure post. ;)

What is going on with your ads? That's crazy you can't get approved by Adsense. Usually only new sites get disapproved, I'm wondering why you didn't get approved, of course they don't say exactly, did they?

Well, if you don't have ads, that's okay, there are still others. They are not the only ones either, so don't give up and don't say "I'd doubt it"... You will get approved somewhere. Try to hunt down an answer with Adsense though cuz that doesn't sound right.

How about Media.net, have you heard of them?

This is a game about not giving up, so don't give up on the ad networks. Ads can really boost your income passively.

I know you will get Vegas this year though so don't let up on what you've been doing the last few months, keep it going!!

See you in Vegas 2020!!
Grace
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Debs66 Premium
You little beauty!

Grace Your just amazing.

What I love about you more than anything is your honesty and the absolute time you share in your training videos and blog posts. How you continue to help always.

You have shared your timeline too. I remember once in one of your posts somebody had said that you shouldn't say how long it took.

That to me just defeats the object.

You never gave way to that and you carried on and have told the whole truth of your ups and downs over the last few years.

That makes way for a top blogger/Affiliate marketer/Mentor. In fact Dom is another blogger like you who showed his time line.

He earned barely nothing his first year then all of a sudden he was right at the top. I hear he is a millionaire now. He has staff of 100 people beneath him.

You are heading in the same direction. Come back and share some secrets from Vegas with us all Grace.

Your absolute brilliance in itself. Your just amazing.

~Debs :)) x
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littlemama Premium
Hi Debs, you're so sweet and kind with your words!! Thank you beautiful!

I really appreciate that you like the way I share because I want to show them the full picture.

If I don't, people will quit cuz they couldn't achieve the same in a year let's say or 6 months, however long they have tried.

My case by any means is not the most success I've seen happening around here, but I want to show that even little 'ol me can do this in a not-so-fast way, then maybe someone reading it will think, hey if she can do it, why can't I?

It's never about how fast you can get to your destination but about actually able to achieve your goals no matter how long it takes.

That's the grind that we must put in to make this work.

I can't wait to see what you do next Debs!! You'll be inspiring many this year!!

To a successful 2019!
Grace xxx
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Debs66 Premium
Same here too Grace

I have a few things in mind. I need to stop messing around and get back to work lol thats for sure.

I am hoping to blip down that darn aeroplane lol. I would have loved to have met you in Vegas.

Now I have more time who knows it might just drop..))
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littlemama Premium
You sure will Debs, you can do this! We will meet in Vegas one day!!
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IanCognito Premium
Hi Grace and Happy New Year!

It seems you've definitely hit your stride with a truly passive income! You have achieved a goal I strive for too. It's great to see such progress in the time frame in which you achieved it. You truly inspire.

I too wish you all the best in 2019!
Michael
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littlemama Premium
Hi Michael, happy new year to you too! Thanks very much for your kind words and support! I know you can do this too. What goal is it? Vegas? If it's Vegas, then I hope you have checked out my training series on how to get there: All the best to you in 2019!
Grace
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SnazzyIT Premium
Wow - I am inspired! and thank you for sharing, its from people who posts this type of detailed info that really helps me to be more determined than ever! You have made my day :)
BTW just out of my own curiosity - how many websites did you focus on?
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littlemama Premium
ONE website. :)

This is from one website since the beginning and that's why I have mentioned it in the bullet points up there somewhere. Focused work and energy makes that one thing grow faster.

Having one website is already a lot of work. When you're not earning, you should only work on one until it does earn so you can then hire for the second site.

That's what I'm doing and have started a 2nd site in Dec, of course, this one is not making any money yet but that's how most expand.

I'm now at a place where I can expand like that and can hire writers to write for me.

But the results above is just from one website.

I hope you will have a smashing 2019!
Grace
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SnazzyIT Premium
Thank you so much Grace,
that is helpful for me to know because I only just created the one but feel overwhelmed when others talk about how many sites they have going on. I am stressed as you say, with all the work just trying to progress in this one. I am going to follow your footsteps then and make my one website grow before going into another :)
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littlemama Premium
You're so welcome and glad I can help you. :) Don't stress about more than one site, just do one, you only need one to make you a full time income.
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Calh60 Premium
Hi Grace, I always get motivation from reading your posts. I spent the last couple of months here at WA just getting to know people, responding to posts and writing a few posts myself.

Now, it's 2019 and I'm going to hit the training hard. I may be reaching out to you for some guidance soon.

Congratulations on a great 2018,

Happy New Year!

Cal
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littlemama Premium
Hi Cal! Happy New Year!! No problem, I'm glad you got immersed into the WA community and there's no better community than WA's for sure, I'm not just saying that.

I'll be here when you need me and can't wait to help you in your journey this year!

Best to you,
Grace
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MaryFRM Premium
Happy New Year, Grace!
You are an inspiration for me and many others.
What I especially admire is the persistence and the ability to work A LOT to get what you want, if you don't like the tasks.
I only have about 24 posts on my website and even didn't find the narrow niche to focus on and the ultimate program to promote.
I have many affiliate products, but nothing major yet.
To get to 600 posts??? OMG! I would like that..

Wishing you to reach and outperform your 2019 goals
Mary
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littlemama Premium
Hi Mary,

Happy new year to you too! Glad I can inspire you as well. :)

The number of posts you need to make money with does depend on your niche. The more competitive, the more content you'll need, so I always say that if you're not getting enough traffic from the posts you have, it means you have to add more.

The more keywords on your site, the more chances of your site being ranked, the more traffic you get, the more money you make.

600 posts is over 2 years in the making, so don't think you have to do it all in one year. ;)

Make this year your best and continue to work at your business until it makes you money!

Best to you in 2019!
Grace
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Cav1966 Premium
First congratulations on breaking through to being an authority and an inspiration to many.
You will reach all goals no doubt because of who you are ...tenacious...determined..helpful..poositive..upbeat..the list goes on.
I always gain insight from all your post so thank you for all the knowledge gained. One of my focus points this year will be wa referals and finding a few good affiliate programs with recurring income ..so might reach out to you through the year but will definatly be reading all your posts 😀☺
May you have a prosperous happy year Grace
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littlemama Premium
Hi Cathy,

Thank you so much for your well wishes!! So appreciate your support and kind words.

Yes I do have another affiliate program that I'll be promoting this year that will be even more lucrative than the one here.

If you follow me on my social networks, or mailing list, you'll be the first to hear about it.

It will be coming very soon. ;)

I wish you so much success in 2019 and I hope I will help you along the way!

Grace
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Cav1966 Premium
Will do for sure
I think i am on your mailing list already will have to check
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altheone Premium
Awesome goal achieved Grace! You deserv it thru hard work and dedication. This is inspiring for everybody. Not only new ones but also friends that are in this community for 1-2-3 years. Change your approach or get help if you seems stuck. I had a bad first year but 2019 will be different. My goals are set for the complete year and you are one of my inspiration. It's your moment. All the best. Al
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littlemama Premium
Thanks so much Al! So glad you are making solid goals and going after them in 2019!

That's how it will start and with massive action this year, YOU WILL achieve them!!

I hope I can continue to inspire!
Grace
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RuthlynB Premium
I think congratulations are in order Grace, you are a real inspiration to me.

I can't thank you enough for sharing not only your success but the method you use to reach where you are.

I know that 2019 will end with you once again not only meeting your goals ut surpassing them
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littlemama Premium
Thanks very much Ruthlyn, so appreciate this! I love sharing my success because there's no secret to this. If you have a "get this done" attitude, then you can achieve this too!

Thank you for your confidence in me as well, I hope this will help me boost my own and get working!!

Happy 2019!
Grace
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Vickic3 Premium
Happy New Year Grace and congratulations on a 40k year.

I learn so much from you my friend and I know this year, you are going to blow it out of the water with 6 figures as you have all the qualities and work ethic to achieve these results.

I wish you continued success and also thank you so much for sharing how to do this properly.

I am only 6 months in and already seeing some really great results and intend to really rock 2019 as well

Go well and grow huge my friend
Vicki
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littlemama Premium
Hi Vicki, Thank you and happy new year to you too!

I'm glad you can learn from me and I can't wait to see what you'll do this year. :)

Thanks for your support and let's bang out this 2019 big time!
Grace
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HeidiY Premium
I always love reading your success blogs Grace. You would have to be one of the most committed WA members here. Your sheer volumn of work is incredible to me. I work full time and putting out a blog a day boggles my mind lol.

I’m hoping to get where you are but it’s going to take me a lot longer, and that’s just something I need to come to terms with :)

Thank you for sharing, you are an inspiration.
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littlemama Premium
Hi Heidi, Yes, you will take a little longer than me but definitely not impossible as I have seen many quit their jobs here from building this kind of online business so you can definitely do it! :)

Just keep at it, and keep building, as long as we get to our goals, it doesn't matter how long it takes!

I wish you much more success in 2019!
Grace
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TetaJulie Premium
Thank you for sharing with us this inspiring post on your success within Wealthy Affiliate.
Congratulations
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littlemama Premium
You're so welcome! :) Always happy to share and celebrate with the community.
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MThompson3 Premium
Way to go Grace!!!!!!!!! You are an inspiration to us all. I actually just watched your first Vegas video and about to watch the second one. 3rd, 4th, and 5th by Saturday.

See you in Vegas in 2020!

Make a living, make a difference.

Mark
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littlemama Premium
That's awesome Mark and glad you are doing my training, it will by pass a lot of headache as I pretty much tell you exactly what to do if you want to go my route. :)

You will get qualify this year if you can crank out those product reviews.

See you in Vegas 2020!
Grace
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Hollshope Premium
Amazing progress. Thanks for sharing your success. It motivates and inspires me.
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littlemama Premium
Thanks so much Holly! Keep up your great work and see a brighter 2019!
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AlenkaV Premium
Fantastic results and most definitely, yours is one the most inspiring stories on WA. Thank you for sharing and teaching the rest of the WA community how to achieve financial success through working hard and focus on what matters.

Happy New Year and looking forward to reading about your 2019 experiences :)

Best,
Alenka
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littlemama Premium
Hi Alenka,

Thanks very much and grateful for you to follow my progress! I will also share and help others as long as I can. WA has given me so much and I can never repay a community that has supported every step of the way.

Wish you so much success!
Grace
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NidaV Premium
You are my Littlemama.. as I have said you inspire me. I’m slowly getting my training in. I’ll do more as kids are going back to school after this holiday!

Keep it up! Keep inspiring us! Wish you all the best in the coming year! I know you are going to achieve your goal as you are very hard working!

Thank you so much for your help!
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littlemama Premium
Hi Nida, We're in the same boat, but my kids pretty much leave me alone when I want to work so I've been pretty lucky with that. :) You will get there too!

I hope you will have an amazing 2019!!
Grace
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AnaB7 Premium
Congratulations that is amazing! I get happy when I see others succeed. Wishing you success in this new year!


Kind regards,

Ana
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littlemama Premium
Hi Ana, I do as well, it never gets old for me seeing someone's first sale or any success posts. I love it all! :)

Wish you much success too in 2019!
Grace
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JanisSt Premium
Congrats!! That's awesome! Thanks for the advice and motivation! :)
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littlemama Premium
Hi Janis, Thanks so much! :) Glad I can motivate you!!
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shrestha Premium
Congratulations Grace, I will meet you in Vegas 2020!!
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littlemama Premium
Thank you Shrestha! Yes let's do this Vegas 2020 here we come! :)
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shrestha Premium
Yesss!!!! I'm so ready for the next year!
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littlemama Premium
Awesome!!!
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Swangirl Premium
I am so, so happy and excited for you Grace!! Congratulations! You did it. You have created a successful, full time business online and I know it will get much bigger and better from here!

You are an inspiration to so many of us here.

Jessica
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littlemama Premium
Thank you so much Jessica! You're on your way as well, excited for 2019! I wish you so much success. :)
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waawaawaa4 Premium
Happy New Year! Thank you so much for your advice. Wishing you continued success in 2019!
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littlemama Premium
Hi Cathy,

Happy new year to you too! You're so welcome and I hope you have a smashing 2019!

Grace
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prakk46 Premium
If this post of yours don't encourage us all, I don't know what will.
Thanks for this encouraging sharing.
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littlemama Premium
Thanks very much!! Appreciate your comment. :)
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