Half Year Update: $9K 2018 vs $23.6K 2019

Last Update: July 03, 2019

Hello WA Warriors! I've missed you! :)

Thought it would be time for a half year update, even though my results have not increased more than I wanted by this point, it has more than doubled since last year.


2019 Half Year Update:

This year so far has been more growth for me, I've been doing a lot of learning outside of WA to advance my skills.

One thing you know for sure is that you can never stop learning.

Although WA has many resources here to learn from as well as their core training, there are still many aspects that WA does not teach so I have gone elsewhere to learn.

Some of the things I've been learning about are email marketing, paid traffic (still very green in this area and not profitable), and sales funnels.

I've also learned some more things about YouTube videos and how to build my channel, so I've been concentrating on this very much the last 2 months especially.

It's been a tough year for my online business and Google's June update did NOT help one bit. In fact, my traffic is still half of what it used to be from before the update. This is another reason why I have to diversify my traffic with YouTube videos.

I believe blogs and YouTube videos, these two platforms, have the best chance of getting that highly targeted search traffic that we all want.

Organice Search traffic is incredible when you have it and it's well worth your time to build that kind of traffic. This is why most of us quit because most don't know it takes TIME to build this massive traffic machine.

When you have thousands of visitors coming to your site everyday, you can pretty much sell anything.

All online business is the same in this way, you need traffic.

I think that's why people get so confused about what they should do to build an onlline business, whether it be a Shopify store, drop shipping store, affiliate marketing, it really doesn't matter what you do, you need to know how to ddrive traffic.

If you don't know how to drive traffic, then you won't be able to sell online.

This is why I must really learn paid traffic this year so I can make up for my loss in free traffic, which will require a lot of work and money to learn.

I've also been working a lot this year on improving my conversions and I haven't been able to accomplish much in this department despite my testing, testing, and testing different landing pages, different styles, they all still convert at around 5-6%.

I really don't know why this is and not sure what else I need to do to bring this up. I hope once my YouTube traffic gets even better that my conversion rate will go up as that's what I heard will increase my converion rate.

Another BUMP in the road I had this year was my Facebook Pages, I've lost all ability to create new Pages and my Work Anywhere Now Page as well as my new Grace aka Littlemama Page are both gone.

Yes I've disputed and no, I won't get them back or my ability to create new Fan Pages.

Guess FB Ads are out for now.

I didn't think it was a big deal to lose those Pages, but I would be lying if it didn't hurt a bit. I do still have my FB group though so let's see how long that will last.

Gotta keep moving on and pushing forward!

2019 INCOME PROOF

Okay, now let's get you some of the income proof that makes up my $23.6K for 2019:

Affiliate Commissions $18K:


Display Ads on My Site $4,703:


Affiliate Commissions $345:



That's majority of it, and the remaining few hundred mostly comes from people who want to pay me to get their post on my blog.

So there you have it, my 2019 Half Year update.

Am I Half Way to My 2019 Goals?

LOL

Not even close. BUT I'm not giving up on them, I have much to do still this next half of this year and I hope to bring even better news in the months to come.

But, wow, this online business brings a lot of ups and downs that one must endure and work through to keep earning online.

So... I keep on grinding. Partly why I haven't written much here because I just have my head down and building, picking up the pieces that Google bombed on me.

HOW HAS YOUR 2019 BEEN?

I truly miss connecting with you guys so catch me up in the comments below since I just caught you up with mine!

I would love to hear how you have been doing. Has your online business income increased this year? New milestones?

Tell me what's happening in your online business!


I hope you are all doing well!!

Grace



UPDATE: I just hit 1000 subscribers!!! July 3, 2019!! (Really, just a note for myself! Lol)

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west2000 Premium
Hi Grace...I've been keeping an eye on your updates here and thanks for sharing all this info. It is inspirational for those of us still in the baby steps phase. I didn't realize that you could lose so much traffic from a Google update. Do you have any advice on things to avoid doing to prevent that or is it just something that happens? Either way that's really unfortunate because you've worked so hard. I hope things pick up for you but I'm super impressed on your earnings. That's really exciting news! Keep up the good work :-)
-Susan
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littlemama Premium
Hi Susan, Nice to see you here and thanks for your kind comment!

Yeah, I've survived many Google Updates. This last one though, it was really hitting sites like mine so I couldn't avoid it.

To prevent something like this and losing so much traffic, you will need to build several traffic sources. I didn't have that and so that's why I'm building my YouTube channel.

Things will bounce back, they always do, but it will take some time that's all.

That's why I need to do other things to ensure my income does not dip too much lower in the coming months.

These times are there to test you, I'm going to pass it.

Best to you Susan and wish you much success!
Grace
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west2000 Premium
Thanks for your note Grace. Much appreciated! I guess it's important to diversify in terms of traffic sources for sure. Yes, life always is throwing us curveballs but if we keep going forward, we will succeed. If I can achieve half of what you've done in terms of income with this, I'll be happy.

Best wishes to you going forward, Grace!
-Susan
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akolipenouko Premium
Your achievements are a motivation factor for we struggling ones. You need to celebrate, Littlemama. I'm very proud of you.
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littlemama Premium
"You need to celebrate, Littlemama." Thanks for this sentence. I think the past couple of months have led me into a darker time in my business and it's been hard to celebrate. However, you are RIGHT, I still need to see what I've achieved thus far and celebrate.

I'm still earning and, with more learning, I hope to increase those earnings in the 2nd half.

Thanks for the reminder!

I wish you much success Akoli!

Grace
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akolipenouko Premium
More grease to your elbow and more successes in your business.
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WealthyPilot Premium
Grace,

Superb! Congratulations on your well-deserved and hard-earned achievement! You are an inspiration for us all!

Would you be able to walk us through your typical daily / weekly schedule?

How would you recommend someone structure their day / week in terms of effort / time / goals / milestones in order to achieve the same level of success that you have?

Or if you already have a blog post that speaks to this, could you please share?

Please help those of us who are on a lower rung of the ladder to climb up to the summit, as you have! :)
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littlemama Premium
Hi Hyder,

Thanks for your kind comment and I'm happy to inspire you!

I pretty much work Monday - Friday full time on my business, probably more than full time but it's flexible of course, I work when I can, but my work is consistent.

If I don't work as much during the week, I put in more work on the weekends.

That's probably one of the biggest thing I can advise is to be consistent in everything you do for your business.

Don't do spurts of work, whether it be blogs or YouTube channel or some other social media platform you want to build for free traffic, it takes consistent long term work to see results.

The ones I feel is best worth your time is your blog and YouTube channel. I've also heard great things about Pinterest but this must be used with Tailwind or else it's not going to work as well.

I hope this helps you,
Grace
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rubanzema Premium
Thank you for sharing.
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littlemama Premium
You’re very welcome!
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Carson2 Premium
Much to learn from you. Thanks for a great post.
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littlemama Premium
Thanks very much Carson! Wish you much success!
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