Apr'18 Results: 358 Referrals Plus Many Milestones!

Last Update: May 01, 2018

Hi Guys!

I had another amazing month and things are really starting to snowball here.

April 2018 has yet again broke some records:

1. All time high referrals - I jumped from 236 referrals in March to 358 referrals in April!!

2. Highest Referrals Per Day - 20 referrals in a day and 3 weeks of double digit daily referrals and 1 week of single digit referrals.

3. Broke 1,000 visitors per day - Not only it broke 1,000 visitors a day, it went all the way up to 1,124 visitors on the last day of April.

4. Two Jaaxy Sales - I've only had 1 Jaaxy all this time, and this month, I got two more!

5. More than DOUBLED my March sales - 36 new premiums!

6. Most Money I've made - Not a huge increase from last month but I love showing the one year prior:


7. Most Adsense earned in a month - $157 - which means I can now get monthly payments from them (if I end up staying with them)! For May, I get to apply to Mediavine where your sessions need to be a minimum of 25,000 in your last 30 days, so not sure if I'll stay with Adsense. Heard you can make a lot more with Mediavine.


My site continues to grow, here's the month traffic:



Here's my 20 months graph:



There is nothing more gratifying than to see these results when I've been working so hard to build my site.

This month as I was continuing my progress and writing my posts, I get to "watch" my business keep breaking records.

It's so fun to see and I say watch because I'm not doing anything much different as I continue to publish daily on my blog.

I'm up to 420 posts published on my blog now and have about 6 ready for May.

My husband is starting to think "should I do that too?" I said ummm, YES! We'll see how that goes, I'm putting seeds in his head so he may start thinking a topic he'll like to talk about. LOL

Just like I had been putting seeds into my business and now those seeds are blooming and I can't wait to see how these seeds will grow!

BELIEVE in the training, BELIEVE in YOU, BELIEVE you can do this too (AND THEN DO IT!)!

There are no secrets to this business like many have said but people don't want to believe it. The best thing you can do for yourself is follow the training very closely and do the tasks.

Once you're done with the courses then it's a path of just writing, writing, writing in the way you were taught, and you will see results soon enough.

You will then experience the fruits of your labor like I am enjoying these days.

It's a GREAT feeling!

Grace

PS: As of this writing:



UPDATE (READ BEFORE YOU PM ME):

Please do not PM me asking me how I did it when I've already wrote how I've been doing it in this post: "I'm up to 420 posts published on my blog..."

AGAIN: THERE ARE NO SECRETS, I write A LOT. Write about product reviews. Write about product reviews. Hint: Write about lots of product reviews.

If you have no keywords on your site, you will not get any traffic.

Google will continue to give you better and better rankings as well with time, so if you keep adding more and more content (which has the low hanging fruit keywords), you will one day get the graph I have above.

You may go through MONTHS of low rankings and crappy traffic but your site should be slowly and gradually improving each month. If it's not, then analyze what you're doing wrong, or not doing enough of and figure it out.

Follow the BOOTCAMP TRAINING (at least just Levels 1 - 5)! Some of you who PM don't even sound like you have gone through the training and these are not new members.

I'm not trying to be mean or not help, but if you don't understand why you're not getting any traffic, then it means you haven't understood the training.

This goes for niche sites too, the training (OEC) is what's going to help you make money which goes back to content creation and low hanging fruit keywords <---- In The Training.

If you have a niche site, don't expect big results when promoting WA on there. Your niche can make you money, you don't need WA affiliate program too. You will not get my results if you promote WA on a niche site.

I also do NOT share my webiste for many reasons but may release it in the future. If you're in my niche, you should be able to find my site very easily when doing research for your product reviews, as many has.

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Eugene Premium
Amen Grace, no more to say. It's all in the training, I am planning to get a refresher again, but this time I will absorb everything. Yes I have to do a lot of writing, so I am way behind but I expect to get there. Thanks for your tips, I appreciate
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littlemama Premium
You're very welcome Eugene, yes just learn and apply, that's what I've been doing the entire time here. Learn not only from the training but other members as well. It's been an amazing journey and you will experience too if you can get that work going. :)
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amyr2017 Premium
hi Grace!

Just wanted to touch on something you said in your post above, "if you don't understand why you're not getting any traffic, then it means you haven't understood the training." --

I was one of those people who PM'd you, even after going through all the training. I'm not sure that your statement is entirely accurate, and here's why:

I went through ALL the training, and reviewed the courses over and over again. However, the process of putting up a successful site is so incredibly complicated, that when the site isn't getting traffic, its not necessarily because we didn't understand the training. It could be because of many of the nuances of building the site, which we can only learn by doing.

While the training is extensive and amazing, there are plenty of things I picked up along the way, and through reading other's comments and posts here, to learn about traffic, keywords, etc. there are a lot of tips and tricks that are not covered in the training.

The other key piece here is that you do this full-time, and many of us have other full-time work obligations, so 420 posts on a site seems impossible! I have been posting 3x a week and haven't even hit 100, but I remain optimistic!

In the meantime, you are one of the lucky ones, and that's awesome! Thanks for sharing such inspirational info!
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MoneyMech Premium
No need to fret Amy, I have a little above 50 posts and have made hundreds already. Optimize every post for SEO and treat every post as a money maker.

Don't work hard, work Smart.
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amyr2017 Premium
Great advice and thank you!
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littlemama Premium
Sounds like I offended you which is not my intention but I'm sorry if what I said is not all true.

I am lucky to be a stay at home mom and am able to work on my business 24/7, but I hear about others here having full time jobs and are able to quit.

If you're in a competitive niche, you will need to blog way more than 3x a week.

If you're in less completive niche, you can make so much money that at 13 months you can sell your blog for $28K (@sporkiepie I believe that was), and she only had 60 something posts on there.

So no, you don't need 420 posts, but having that number of posts have worked for me.

If it doesn't work for you to blog that much, then you can see the results with it as well.

Also, what are you writing? Reviews bring in the most traffic for me and it was not until I realized this fact that I started writing reviews almost 100% of my time from that point on forward, and my traffic started growing from that point too.

If you write about other things about how to blog or more how-to posts, these posts are very hard to convert to WA, although related theme.

I know sometimes I write too bluntly and I hope to change that in my next post and going forward.

I am sincerely sorry if I had upset you in anyway.

Grace
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amyr2017 Premium
Hi Grace and thanks for taking the time to respond.
I understand what you are saying.
I also see that blogging often makes a huge difference.

It’s not that I was offended — I just wanted to point out that it’s not so black and white and that there are other considerations for why my site isn’t where it needs to be.

But you make some excellent points.
Here is my link: https://natureshealingstrategies,com, and it’s all about living a plant-strong life.
I see that I need to learn how to write reviews.

Again, I appreciate your honesty and the time you took to clarify.
My best,
Amy
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littlemama Premium
Yes, I will be more considerate of other people's situations and just blog about my own experience.

As for your site, yes I remember that site and I believe I also talked about keywords - you may ask yourself if you're using the following paraments when choosing. your keywords:

AVG > 100
QSR < 100 (or 50 which I like to use)

If you are, then are you using them in your title, your first and last paragraph of your post?

All these things are in the training as well as how to write product reviews.

Keywords are what drives traffic to your site so if your niche is not that competitive then you should be getting more traffic if you're using the right keywords.

For your site, I think 3 posts a week would work so I would double check on your keyword usage. If all your SEO elements (internal & external linking, images, keywords, etc) are in place, you'll see a difference in your traffic. The topics are taught in the main training as well as in Jay's webinar, he has a lot of good sources about SEO or how to get ranked actually so that's a good Resouce to go to as well.

I really wish you the best Amy,
Grace
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amyr2017 Premium
Hi Grace -- for some reason I JUST saw this post -- maybe I didn't scroll down far enough on my dashboard or whatever.
Anyway sorry for the delay in my response!

Thank you for the helpful suggestions... I do believe that my links, images, internal and external linking are correct, and yes, I do use keywords in my title, 1st and last paragraphs.

Maybe my niche is too competitive. I will double check on the keyword parameters as well.

I appreciate your support and suggestions! Truly I do..!
Thank you again -- !
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littlemama Premium
No worries Amy I'm glad you have a lot of the SEO stuff in place, that's great! Yeah, I would double check the keyword parameters.
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amyr2017 Premium
Thanks again -- !!!
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Kerjackie Premium
Hi, Amy, I clicked on your link, it doesn't respond.
Jacqueline
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amyr2017 Premium
What link are you referring to?
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Eugene Premium
Amy, I am doing what Grace @littlemama recommended and that's the way to go. I am trying to do 3xweek but sometimes when I get back from work I get lazy and neglect it. But if you are like me and want this to work really bad, then we need to make the sacrifice and start blogging. We also need to have original content because Google will penalize our websites if we use content from other places.

This is a race for our 9 to 5 job freedom. I'm all for it and that's the reason I joined Wealthy Affiliate. You are in the right place and doing the right thing, so I congratulate you on making the right decision. Go for It!! Remember that we are here to help.
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Eugene Premium
I just saw that your background is on web design, so I am following you now. Maybe you can give me some tips.
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CherylK Premium
One thing that is helping me is having Yoast for SEO. When I finish writing a post, I scroll down to the Yoast SEO evaluation and can immediately see if my readability is good and whether or not I'm using the keywords too much or too little.

It points out problems like if I've neglected to add internal links, etc. I just love it and I'm just using the free version.

I've included a screenshot of the analysis on one of my posts:
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Debs66 Premium
Go on the Grace. Just goes to show it can be done sheer hard work and determination. Grace you dont need to share your website. You share enough already. Love to read your posts. Your amazing.

A true Entrepreneur. Thank you so much. keeps me motivated always. I love the OEC Perfect.

~Debs :)
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littlemama Premium
Thanks very much Debs, so appreciate your kind words and well wishes!! You're too sweet, very grateful.

I'm glad to share as much as I can because that's how I was able to push forward during those tough months.

Best of luck to you!
Grace
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Mark1957 Premium
Hello there Grace,
I have to say that I'm mightily impressed by your efforts, determination and results.
Although I've been a continuous member of WA for 3 years now I have to admit that I've been off the platform for a long while but I've returned and found that whilst a lot has stayed the same, a fair amount has also changed including you being off my radar!!
Very well done on your progress these last 18 months or so, I'm interested to continue to watch you grow so I've followed you.
Great stuff, Mark
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littlemama Premium
Thanks very much Mark! Appreciate your kind words here.

Yeah, you gotta stick with it to make that training work for you. :) I'm glad you're back, and hopefully you'll use it wisely this time!

You could do this too and if you do other niches, you can get even faster results than I did with less work, I've seen this happen many times.

Best of luck to you!
Grace
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Timothy555 Premium
Hi Grace! Thanks so much for showing me Wealthy Affiliate! This is the first Affiliate program I have found that is straight forward and not trying to sell me on some bullshit. Also, I just wanted to let you know that in your post right above here, the very last thing you wrote ", as many has"... from what I know of proper usage, should read ", as many have". Just throwing that out there, I know you write a ton, so it was probably just something that slipped through the cracks.

I am also really looking forward to working on WA and I am going through the training now. You seem like a really awesome person who knows the ropes really well, so I'm glad to have been inducted to the program by you! Thanks again!
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littlemama Premium
Hi Timothy,

Thanks for your tip! My grammar was never my strong point but atlas, I still make a 4 digit income with it. Lol. I try to proof read all my stuff before posting but yeah that one slipped.

I'm glad you're liking the platform so far, as you explore you're going to realize the wealth of info that's on here and could be a bit overwhelming at first.

If you stick with the main training courses first though (one of the first two courses under Training in the left menu), then you'll do great.

Thanks for your kind words Timothy, I'm very glad I was able to show you WA. I am in your corner, so holler anytime you need help. :)

Have fun!
Grace
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dbriley Premium
Sounds like you are doing great! I am looking forward to this soon. At this time I am still working on bootcamp but plan to not only finish it but then go back through the training again. I am sure there are things missed even taking it step by step. Thanks for posting and giving us an understanding of how working online can pay off.
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littlemama Premium
Hi Dena,

Thank you, yes, things are really starting to happen for my business and yes this can happen for you too. :)

That's great you're motivated to learn and repeat the lessons, you'll do just fine! ;)

Best of luck to you,
Grace
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dbriley Premium
Thanks and yes very motivated.
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littlemama Premium
You're most welcome :)
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DynamicDavid Premium
Hi Grace,

Love your post. Very encouraging and very inspiring.

Are you going all those other things mentioned in the training (getting website comments, social media stuff) as well as researching/writing a lot of product review posts?

From a planning/scheduling points of view, would you say you spend over 90% of your "affiliate working" time researching/writing posts for your website and the other time doing other affiliate stuff?

Peace,
David
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littlemama Premium
Hi David, thank you for your kind words and support!

Yes I did get website comments when I first started, I know it does help. But can be time consuming when you don't have the money to just buy them. I basically did them until I was receiving organic comments.

You will spend your first few months figuring out how your site will look, structured, organized, it's ever changing those first few months. Still doing writing but obviously not as much, you can see my message to Stunning Bell below how often I wrote.

Then it comes to a point in your business where you'll find all you'll need to do is research and writing.

However, you will find that a year into it, if results aren't happening the way you want, you need to review what you've been doing and revise for the better which I did last summer and added a 6K word guide to my site which acted as my landing page for WA as well as a lead magnet.

So I did that for several nights while day time I was continuing my writing schedule.

I also built an email series after I finished my guide which took a few more nights of work.

So those were the last major changes to my site last Aug/Sep'17. Then a couple months later I tweaked my guide which is something I'll always do to either add or adjust things I want to include and people to see.

Most days now is research and writing. What's worked better is having research days, I dedicate once a week to figure out what my next few posts will be, what products, keywords, and such. Then the rest of the week is writing on those, I found that much more productive.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.
Grace
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littlemama Premium
I forgot to mention about social media, yes I have everything set up and all my blog posts go out to social media automatically. You can have this set up too with tons of different free apps like IFTTT, Buffering, hootesuite, etc.

Social media I find is only good for the first 6 months when you don't have much traffic. What you really want is organic traffic, so if you don't want to do social media, that's fine as long as you make that up with lots more content on your site.

I've pretty much done everything in the lessons except continued with PPC, I also don't do videos as much as before which I should be getting back into but I haven't so far.
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DynamicDavid Premium
Hi Grace,

Thank you very much for your detailed reply. I am sure that many people will find your reply here useful and productive.

Having a 6k word post as your landing page and lead magnet is a big takeaway as well as having an email series.

Writing a lot of product reviews is the big takeaway from your WA blog with of course properly researched keywords to get traffic from the search engines.

Thanks for sharing.

Peace,
David
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littlemama Premium
You're welcome, the only scenario where you won't look for good keywords are brand new products. Being first to review is very beneficial for your traffic and site. :)
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DynamicDavid Premium
Hi Grace,

That is awesome.

Do you watch many of Jay's training live training classes, now under "Live Events" in the new WA UI? I have watched a few of them and have learned a lot, and started to do what he suggests where it makes sense for me.

Thanks for sharing.

Peace,
David
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DynamicDavid Premium
Thanks for the tip. :)
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littlemama Premium
Yes I used to watch a LOT of Jay's videos, not as much lately but I definitely will if there's a topic that interests me. Jay's webinars are fun in general and I love attending when I can just for the fun of it too. :)
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DynamicDavid Premium
He has them at 2 am on Saturday morning when I am doing other things, so I catch up on them when the recordings become available and if the topic is one that interests me.

He has a few about doing product reviews which he done a while back, going through them to pick up on useful tips. I have a few product reviews on my primary niche website which need updating to take what Jay says into account. Then to get the process down to a "t" so that I can do quality product reviews on a regular basis.

That is one of the reasons why your post caught my attention. :)
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littlemama Premium
I'm able to catch them live if I want to so it's fun that way. :)

That's good about the reviews, yeah, it's a great way to gain traffic and people are in buying mode by then too.
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StunningBell Premium
Little mama. Your post is really very informative, even though I did not understand it well the first time I read it. Lol.

Did you just say you already have 420 posts on your website????

This is, in fact, the bottom line. If anyone is reading my comment and wondering why you are not having the performance she is having now, then perhaps you didn't understand her message the first time too. LOL.

So if you are getting worried with only 50 posts on your website, you better get to work already and be patient. Because getting worried will not increase the number of posts on your website.

By the way, don't get me wrong please. I have only 30 posts as of today. Lol. But the message above was the best thing I read today. It shows what I have not yet accomplished, and what I must do to get to where she is.

Thanks, Little mama. I'm just from making some modifications on my website because of what I've learned from this post.
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littlemama Premium
Hi Stunning Bell,

I'm so honored to be able to have such an impact on your online business, thank you for letting me know.

YOU GOT IT!

No matter how grim your analytics look, keep writing, keep finding those low hanging fruit keywords, and just know that the future will be very bright.

I've had many of those days but like you right now, "getting it" back in Sep/17, made me kick it up publishing everyday (sometimes twice a day) and continued to do so today, I haven't stopped or slowed down.

Well, you can say I slowed down a bit because I try not to double post on any day so I can schedule my posts out more.

Consistency is also key, and I gradually increased my frequency from 8 posts a month to 12 a month, to 16 a month, to 20 a month, to everyday last Sep/17.

My traffic really kicked in Nov/17, it was the first big month for me and this has continued to improve monthly and my work production has stayed the same through all my traffic and income increasing.

I find that amazing!

That's the power of SEO happening.

I wish you all the best and please let me know if I can help you with anything else, you can PM me anytime.

Wish you much success!!
Grace
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StunningBell Premium
How can I say thank you? I'm humbled indeed. This was the most inspirational post I've read in a long time because it gave me the light bulb moment.

I'm still currently trying to rearrange my website. Thank you very much once again.
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littlemama Premium
Thank me by doing the work and letting me read your milestone posts!!

You’re going to have a very bright future, I’ll be watching out for you. :)
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StunningBell Premium
DEAL!!!!!
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littlemama Premium
Excellent! :)
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littlemama Premium
I have more nuggets if you want to read my replies to DynamicDavid. ;)
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StunningBell Premium
Great. Let me check it out.
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JosephGon1 Premium
Hello, Littlemama,
I just read your post and that is absolutely fantastic too hear. And I wanted to say, "CONGRATULATIONS." And thank you for sharing your story with all of us. For myself, hearing stories like yours is what continues to feed that hope and drive that's within, causing it to grow more and more each and every day. Thank you so much!! It's nice to meet you.
I hope that you and your family are having a
very wonderful evening.

Joseph

P.S. I bet that your husband will be doing this before long?
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littlemama Premium
Hi Joseph,

Thanks very much for all your kind words. Success posts were crucial for me in the first 12 months of my journey because I had such little results. I kept reading success posts and some lots more than one time. I am so happy to be able to do that for others too. :)

Not sure about my husband, we shall see. He's doing great at what he does, but he also likes being at home vs the office, so I hope he'll join me one day.

Best to you and wish you much success here!
Grace
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rexwee Premium
I love this quote. I'm going to write it down:

"BELIEVE in the training, BELIEVE in YOU, BELIEVE you can do this too (AND THEN DO IT!)!

There are no secrets to this business like many have said but people don't want to believe it. The best thing you can do for yourself is follow the training very closely and do the tasks."
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littlemama Premium
Thank you! Glad you like it. :)
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Debs66 Premium
Wow I am still stuck on the same. You are doing amazing.

Grace you are a fabulous inspiration and the power you have to keep writing is exceptional.

Now I would be crazy to say I am not Jealous because yes girl I am. Lol . I am a girl who wears her heart on her sleeve. :)

I wish you continued success Grace you are a fabulous inspiration to us all.

Keep going and prove to us all that this can be done.

Continued succes hunni.

~Debs :)
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littlemama Premium
Hi Debs,

Thank you so much for your kind words and support.

You have no need to be jealous because you have the same tools and training I used, so you can do this!!

I know you can get there if you continue writing reviews and keep consistently publishing on your site.

You have much success ahead of you and I know you can achieve it just like I am in the process of doing. :)

Much hugs!
Grace
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Debs66 Premium
Grace,

As long as I can implement the training as good as you have and yes I need to stick to the training more.

I have got tons of backtracking to do.

You are awesome Grace. May you have massive success in the future too. :)
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GailLowe Premium
Well done Grace. This is a great inspiration and thank you for sharing the details. It's great to see how your traffic to your site has grown over time and that is a great inspiration for people like me who are still only 7 months in but seeing some things starting to move. Keep it up and you'll easily get to Vega.
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N33 Premium
This is a real pleasure to read, Grace, thank you so much for sharing. I will let my husband read it too, never knows it could be soothing and inspiring (not a fan of this business up to now).

Believe you can do it too, and then do it.

Have a nice evening rocking lady.

Anne
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mbouteiller Premium
Wow Super Woman!! You are amazing and such an awesome inspiration for me. I have a longggg ways to go but I can do this. I know you're going to Vegas for sure!

That's exciting... I look forward to seeing your husband join us here.

I'm very proud of you for your accomplishments.

Best,
Monica
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littlemama Premium
Hi Monica, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad I can inspire you and you will be able to do this too!

We shall see with my husband and what he does, but he's been supporting us all these years since 2009 when we had our first child. Now I can finally contribute to our family in a big way, and I'm grateful for the way he supported me through all the different things I've tried. I owe this to him too for allowing me such freedom!

I look forward to your progress!
Grace
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DValentine Premium
littlemama mia! That's an awesome result - Way. To. freakin' Go!
If that doesn't stimulate someone to just do it then they're probably dead already.
Only 225 to go? Pah! That's like a week's 'work' right now.

So, so jealous, yet so, so excited. If you can do it then so can I!
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littlemama Premium
Thank you very much Dom! Lol, that's funny you say that, but glad I can stimulate the community here with my milestones!

Haha.. 225 is not a week's work but a few more months, I will continue my progress until I can reach Vegas!

Yeah, you don't need to be jealous, just picture this as your future results, I do that with other member's successes and now my numbers are following suit!

Just follow the training and do lots of product reviews. :)
Grace
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sherlock77 Premium
Well, well, well. Your site is really kicking some butt now. Good to see. It's suddenly taken off like predicted. Keep going with the content and you'll likely see April's stats double by the end of June, maybe even triple. Get in Google's good books and things snowball.

Must be a good feeling seeing it finally all starting to pay off. Would certainly be motivating.

The training does work and your regular updates on here are proof of that.

You deserve your success!!
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littlemama Premium
Hi Darren, Thank you so much! My conversion rate seems to have improved too with my success posts here I think. :)

April has really blown it out of the park, every month, I wonder if I'll beat my last. I hope this continues!

Let me know how you did, I hope you saw some improvements from your site too for April.

You can do this!
Grace
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