Jul'18 Results: $4,373! It's Amazing How Fast Income Can Rise!

Last Update: August 01, 2018

Hello my friends,

I'm happy to report that I am sharing my July 2018 results after all because it's a pretty big jump and, from my last post, it sounded like the community enjoys my posts so I will continue sharing what I can that will give you some insights to what I do.

I must say that I will be sharing a lot more once I have hit my Vegas goal which is getting even closer these days!

I will have an analysis of my entire timeline and offer lots of data crunching which I really enjoy being an accountant at heart.

The header image I used for this post is very true how this business works. With each post you write, you are putting down seeds for your site to grow.


Results For July 2018:


My income for July really jumped this month because I had a record FIVE YEARLY membership upgrades that happened in the month!

Okay, before you ask, I calculate all my numbers in the month they occur so it doesn't matter when things get paid out, so my numbers represent transactions that are earned in the month they occured.

Payouts can be manipulated for the WA affiliate program in the sense that you can control when you cash out those credits so you can really make one month look better than another.

This really matters when you earn so many credits that you're earning a few hundred a month from just people setting up their accounts and buying domains.

Also, when the yearly commissions do payout after 30 day hold, it doesn't make sense for me to say I earned that in Sep (since I'll be paid in Sep for these five upgrades).

Instead, for each month, my totals include all sales, recurring, credits, yearly memberships earned in the month.

Even without the Five yearly upgrades, my July still increased $700 from June.

I had been getting yearly upgrades every month since March 2018, 1 to 2 a month, but 5 in July was incredible to see.

This just shows what could happen when you start having over 100 active premiums on your list! :) I have about 140 at the moment.

I haven't given any WA screenshots (because they never captured everything I've earned) but today, I'll add my July payment:



And here's a screenshot of my ads from Mediavine:


I started that Mediavine program last week of May, and they don't payout til 66 days after the month's earnings so my first payment is still to come in a few days here, then I'll start getting monthly payments.

You could only apply to this ad network when you have reached 25,000 sessions in your last 30 days which I did in May.

All in all, I haven't done anything much different in July to have this income increase, although my conversion has increased by about 3.8% this month so that helped a lot!

My focus in July was spreading the word about my coaching services so both here and on my website, I drive that home in every review post I wrote in July as well as editing the messages I send out to my referrals when they join and when they set up their profile accounts.

Nobody has to offer coaching services as this is just an affiliate program and all I need to do is drive people here but helping others succeed only pays you back big time so this is a no-brainer for me to help which I've always done anyway but now I'm telling people about my help (making it more of a big deal) and that has helped with conversions.


Blog Stats

This is the first month that my traffic has not increased in the double digits, instead it's only increased about 7.5% over June:

Users: 40,463 (1,300 Avg per day), highest point for July 1,869/day.

Sessions: 47,556

Pageviews: 64,599

Email List: 8,350


Still under 2,000 users a day and no new records for per day traffic.

I have major dips as you can see as the week goes towards the weekend. Saturdays are my lowest traffic points, guess people use Saturdays as their main relax day and not worried about making money online. Lol

Thursdays and Fridays usually decrease towards Saturdays as well, but sometimes they could surprise me. My best days for traffic are Sunday - Wed.


How Many Posts Do I Have?


Yes I've hit 500 posts!!!

Okay, that didn't hit 500 til this morning when my post for today published, so technically I had 499 in July. Lol

WHY DO I HAVE SO MANY POSTS?

Keywords in posts = traffic

Traffic = Visitors

Visitors = Money

This is all I use for traffic, I don't pay a single penny for any type of advertising or promotions.

All the visitors I get and HOW I get referrals are all from the traffic I get from Google. I don't even know if I get traffic from Yahoo or Bing, cuz I don't check basically. Lol

Most of the things I write are product reviews specifically for making money.


What's Next

I'm going to see if I could slow down on my writing and concentrate on doing things that will increase my conversions even more.

I also feel like I'm not getting enough referrals for the traffic I'm having, so again, I think I need to concentrate on converting these visitors.

Although, my traffic didn't increase that much more than June so that could be why my referrals didn't jump that much for July.

Still, I was able to get 673 referrals in July, an all time high. :)

I hope to have another update before August is over... *fingers crossed*!!


I hope you all enjoyed this post and I hope you guys had an awesome July as well!

Grace

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NatNiches Premium
Hi Grace - those results are just crazy, well done. I am almost able to apply to mediavine. Was the income much lower in May for Mediavine, just because you had less traffic? It's amazing how much that jumped up in June and July!! Or was it because you only just had it installed part of May? Looks great anyway. Nat x
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littlemama Premium
Hi Nat! Yes they are, my August is not as good for sure, so I think August may be my first month not increasing in revenue, but month is not over yet, so we'll see. ;)

Yeah I started Mediavine late in May so that's only 1 week's worth which equaled to 3 weeks of Adsense! That means I easily make 3x to 4x more than Adsense.

The ads for August actually is looking to be over $1K for sure this month so that's the first month it will hit 4 digits for ads.

If you get approved, it's well worth it! Also, let me know if you do because I have coding for you to place on pages you don't want the ads on. ;)

Take care,
Grace
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NatNiches Premium
That's awesome!

I wasn't sure how much to expect from it, but that gives me more of a idea. I will let you know if I'm approved! Yes, there are definitely some pages I wouldn't want it on. How long did it take them to get back to you?

Thanks Grace! Nat x
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littlemama Premium
I think it takes about a week, they do their due diligence and manually analyze all sites that apply. Hope they approve you. :)
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NatNiches Premium
About a week sounds good to me! I will let you know when it happens :).
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CM35 Premium
Good on you Grace.

I have enjoyed watching your progress on here. Great to see your rapidly improving progress.

Do you have any training you can point us in the direction of for email marketing? There is some on WA but seems to be a bit out dated.

Cheers

Chris
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littlemama Premium
Hi Chris,

Thanks for your kind words and appreciate you following my progress.

I have a couple of posts about that here: It's something not worth having until you can offer a freebie and you have some consistent organic traffic coming to your site.

Using a good email responder costs money monthly and grows with your list, so it's better to do this when you are more ready for it.

To much success for you!
Grace
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Debs66 Premium
Grace,
You are brilliant. You did it girll. You worked at it and implemented every bit of training here that you could. This is a life time business. You have this down to a fine art.

You are awe inspiring.

Even More so. Not many women get to Vegas Grace.
I just want to give you a big hug. Keep on going Grace. Your a Diamond. I love your updates. :))


~Debs :)
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littlemama Premium
Hi Debs! Thanks so much for your kind words!

You've been so supportive of my progress and I'm lucky to have members like you by my side!

You are a valuable member here with the knowledge & the successes you share as well! Thanks for being awesome!

To much more successes to you!
Grace
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Zarina Premium
Congratulations, Grace!!! Your posts always excite me so much as if it were my own commissions!! ahaha.

Even though lots of my energy is going into developing my Amazon website now, I decided to outsource some content for my new website that'll be more dedicated to WA promotion, to gain Google's trust until I write my own WA posts.

Still 5 more months left to make it to Vegas :)

P.S. so glad you decided to continue sharing your success posts! I am sure you will join the 10k/month club very soon!!! ;)
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littlemama Premium
Hahaha, that's too funny Zarina, thank you so much!

Know what you mean though, I do get so happy and gitty for others when I hear about how much they have earned because we all know how that must feel.

That's also why sharing my successes is so fun here because everyone is like minded here and trying to accomplish the same thing.

That's very cool about your amazon site, I can't wait to hear more about your progress.

I really can't wait to start another site, so sick of writing reviews! Lol

Wish you much success with both of your sites!
Grace
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TDomena Premium
Grace, I was really hoping you'd reconsider posting this month. I'm on my 5th month with my site and still anticipating the momentum. Your posts are like anxiety medicine when I question whether I should re-evaluate my strategy. It takes alot of patience to accomplish what you have. Thanks for posting your progress!
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littlemama Premium
HI Tiffany, well thank those 5 yearly upgrades! LOL it's been incredible to see that and not sure what I did to get them but I got them! I'm also not sure if this will ever repeat!

Those 5 upgrades sure gave me the big jump this past month and mostly why I wanted to share this... not sure what I'll do this month to hopefully get the same result.

Tell me about the patience!!!!!! It always ATE at me. You guys just have to keep going. The momentum of a site will only pick up near the end of your first year (because it's only getting more competitive this niche) if you have written enough posts to make it so.

That's why it's so important to keep working harder than ever when you're not earning or getting the traffic you want because you don't know when that will happen and it could only happen if you have content (keywords) on your site.

Like I did, just keep hanging onto every success post you could find. That's what got me through all those dry months!!

Keep it going strong girl!
Grace
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TDomena Premium
Thanks Grace!
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littlemama Premium
You're welcome :)
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VeronicasLuv Premium
I am thrilled for you, Twin!!!

I've said it many times before: You are definitely one of the most consistent people I know on the platform. And your consistency is paying off.

Thank you for sharing your success and inspiring us for greatness!

I'm going to add this one to my Favorites!
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littlemama Premium
Aww, thanks Twin! Yes the consistency is paying off big time and it's been pretty exciting to see.

I wish you much success Veronica!
Grace
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markos84uk Premium
It just goes to show, around one post per day is what you've written, right?

One quality post per day, and you've done no external paid ads, it's just organic traffic. You've cast a big net, and now you're catching some amazing profits!

I've followed you as you're the inspiration when I start thinking "Oh, I should do a video instead of writing".

Congratulations on your continuing successes.
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littlemama Premium
Hi Mark, Yeah I didn't do one a day til last Sep/17 so I've been doing that since then but have slowed down a bit this summer.

I will probably slow down from now on since I have such a base but will figure out how to convert my visitors better.

thanks for your following my progress! wish you much success too!
Grace
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Nicole81 Premium
This is amazing Grace, and such a great benchmark for those starting out (me!) to gauge off! Particularly 500 post, I always wondered how many I would need all up and even after doing the calcs as per Kyle's training, its good to get another perspective.
Fantastic, and great rewards for all your effort!! Thanks for sharing.
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littlemama Premium
Hi Nicole, Thank you but not every niche needs 500 posts, no way. :) My niche is very competitive so it's needed for me to get the results I have but there are many niches that reach 4 digit income without so many posts.

But, yes, the more posts you have the faster you'll see results because not every post will bring you money so you need to have as many chances as you can with writing more posts.

Best of luck to you and wish you much success!
Grace
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Nicole81 Premium
Thanks for the reply Grace. I wish you all the best with continued success!! :)
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littlemama Premium
You're so welcome!
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DBlanchard Premium
This is AMAZING Grace!

What impresses me the most is the increase from July 2017 to 2018 - A whoping 6,700% increase!!!!!!

You really are an example to follow! 500 Posts!!!! No wonder you are having success!!!!!!

I can just imagine how many hours you have invested in your business!!!

Just keep going! :)

Cheers to your success!
Denis
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littlemama Premium
Hi Denis! Yes, it's amazing when you see the year over year, isn't it? I can't believe it myself. The only thing kept me going were success posts of other bootcampers. :)

I have indeed invested a lot of time into my business and there's still much to do but the intensity is not as bad these days as I'm near the end of reaching one of my biggest goals.

It's sure an exciting time!
Grace
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lakegardens7 Premium
I am new.i really don't understand totally how you create traffic.
However the info you provided have me a real picture of the time it can take to get where I would like to be. I will follow yoy. I think I can learn a lot. Thanks for sharing
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littlemama Premium
Hi Cheryl, you're actually one of my referrals, so I'm your Premium Coach which means I will be helping you anyway I can so feel free to ask me anything on here or in Private Messaging.

How you create traffic is using keywords (one or more words that people use to search for things in search engines like Google) in your posts.

When someone searches for something on Google like "how to make hot tamales", then Google use those words to find websites that talk about those words, or in this case a website that talk how to make hot tamales.

So if your website has posts that have those same words, then your website will have a chance to be on the very first page of the search results of Google for that person to click on.

That's how you generate traffic is getting ranked on Google.

You will learn much more about this in the training on the left menu under Training but that's the summary of it.

I will teach you all I can, but you need to reach out to me to ask me questions. :)

Wishing you much success!
Grace
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lakegardens7 Premium
Thanks a Lot. I will do just that
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littlemama Premium
You're very welcome! :)
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shazzaWA Premium
Yes, you better keep these posts coming Grace because you refuel me every month I hope you realize!

The bit I love the most is you do not pay for any advertising. How cool is that?! Your costs are WA and no doubt Jaaxy and not sure what other tools you may pay for.... but you would know how very little your business tool costs are.

Very very cool Grace, well done.
Just comes down to as they say in this online world and if something works - to rinse and repeat.
And you do that beautifully!

Thanks for sharing and again congratulations.
Cheers, Sharon
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littlemama Premium
Hi Sharon,

Haha... yes, for people like you, I will definitely keep posts coming... there's a lot I want to share but not until I get Vegas. ;)

Yeah I only have about $125 in expenses every month (mostly Aweber actually, this cost grows with your list) so it's not much at all.

You will be able to do the same thing soon, you're already getting referrals and sales so you just also need to rinse and repeat what you're doing to bring in those referrals.

You could do this Sharon!
Grace
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CoraMitchell Premium
Hey girl! I’m so impressed with your success and happy for you! You’re doing something right!
You’re the BOMB!

... I’ve had (3) referrals since I started WA, (the end of April) could possibly have one conversion soon, I’m coaching her quite a bit! I’m so anxious, II’ll have 300 by Vegas, because I’m dying to meet you!

YOU’RE MY HERO!

Have a blessed day my friend,

Cora
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littlemama Premium
Hi Cora! Thank you so much for your message!

Lol we will be friends for a long time, I assure you that girl! ;)

That's great news!! You got 3 referrals already?! One conversion will come real soon then I hope! Be sure to use any success posts here on your site to get people signing up, showing proof works.

I'm dying to meet you and a lot of people in Vegas too! Lol

Keep up your great work and we shall surely meet one day!
Grace
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Eugene Premium
Grace I'm so proud of you, you are living proof that WA & of course Jaaxy is not hearsay but the reality. Liked what you said:

"Keywords in posts = traffic

Traffic = Visitors

Visitors = Money"

The Google traffic (Organic) is what we want because that's our money traffic since those visitors will be coming every month to see what's new. YYYYYEEEEESSSS!!!! Grace thank you for giving us that extra booster to stay on our path to success. You just have proven that this is for real. I'm going to keep pushing those posts. I have to sharpen my fingers, I feel sorry for my keyboard. Congrats Grace, really happy for you!
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littlemama Premium
Thank you Eugene for your kind message! Yes, the training certainly works and what you're taught here is gold to achieve online success!

I'm glad this motivates you to work even harder. :)

Wishing you much success,
Grace
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mbouteiller Premium
I have been thinking of you Grace! Great timing... Wow! You definitely have been having fast income and it's growing all the time. How exciting!

I'm glad you don't use ads or anything like that. I don't use ads or promotions too.

Obviously, you are an expert at writing reviews. Arggg... I'm still strugging on writing reviews. Most of the time, I think I put too much info in them... but they're all relevant in my opinion. You must have a review template.

On your email list... do you get a lot of response back? Are some of these people converting? I don't have an email list set up yet, when is a good time to do this?

Wow... 500 articles published is an amazing accomplishment. I can see you are very focused and determined. I need to work on this.

673 referrals in July alone... Congratulations Grace!

You are really inspiring me to do more. Get my jet fuel going...

Thank you and I really want to hear more from you!

Wishing you continued growing success!

Monica
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littlemama Premium
Hi Monica,

I saw one of your old posts today and wished it was a new one (it was about your last sale). How's your dive site going?

Yes I have my own template when it comes to reviews but I first used Kyle's kind of, and then I just started writing what I want and then developed some sort of template.

Email list - Yes they are converting on there but not at an alarming rate. You have to understand that even though they are on your list, most people don't even open your emails. I have open rates of 17% - 37% - the lower end for day 7 email and 37% on Day 1 email so just that fact alone you have to build a big list to have a huge impact.

I think the Starter sign ups from my email list is only about 1% - 2%, maybe slightly more, but I can't see much more than that. It's a must have though because now I email my list every month about my results as well, so this is partly why I want to write this post as well. I always get a few sign ups from my results emails.

You can count on hearing more from me soon. :)

Thanks Monica and hope you had a great month too!
Grace
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Grace,

Thanks for asking...My July has not been productive at all.

Still struggling with writing reviews. I recently published a review but it turned out to be over 4500 words. I think I put too much information in ... I know it's the 5 W's we should have in the review. I just don't know when to quit. It took me over 2 weeks to write this. It does have a Table of Content in it.

I don't know if my review is quality information.

I checked Jaaxy yesterday to see where some of my articles are ranked and this review is on page 1 in the 5th position. I looked at 3 other articles (not reviews), and they are on page 1 as well.

I spent July also revamping an old content.

I don't have many reviews written and after reading what you said, you have a lot of reviews and obviously they are making money for you.

Soooo... practice makes perfect. I just need to get the grasp of what kind of content to put in reviews and when to stop.

I think I'll wait on the email setup and work on getting more traffic.

Yea.... I look forward to reading more. Hopefully by then, I'll make a sale.

Have an AWESOME August, Grace!

Monica
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littlemama Premium
Yeah it's really not needed to write that much for a one product review post. Most of my reviews are about 1500 words.

When people are looking for reviews, they don't need all the details of the product itself, you just need to tell them the features, the benefits, why they should buy or not buy.

You only write that much if you have several products to review at once.

What review is this for? Dive or Bootcamp site? If it's for Bootcamp site, then you definitely don't need a 4500 word review... maybe for your WA review, but not for the other product reviews.

Also the more you do reviews the more easier it gets, I hated reviews before and that's why I also avoided this for most of my first 12 months.

That's why in the next 12 months I had a lot of work to do when I found out product reviews are the keys to Vegas.

Unless you have a lead magnet like a giveaway, then I would not do the email list set up yet.

In the meanwhile, read this: and this: If you have consistent traffic and you're able to set up the lead magnet then that's when you should start an email list.

I didn't add that lead magnet til my 12th month and what a difference in opt-ins, the result was instant, you can read about it in the posts I linked to you above.

You will make a sale!! Just keep at it and you can send me your link to your review if you want me to check anything. :)
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mbouteiller Premium
Wow... thank you, Grace, for the links.

I read your 'Offering A Freebie Absolutely Works On Building Your List' and I will definitely do this.

I want to get comfortable first writing reviews and then I'll definitely be doing this. I want to generate more traffic first. It makes sense what you are saying about getting more traffic in first. BUT I have some ideas already.

I'm back in my dive site after your suggestion a while back and enjoying it very much.

Eventually, I will go back to my WA niche but first I want my dive site to be really successful and making steady income monthly. I can't do both.

Wow, Grace, thank you... I'll send you a PM. I will be forever grateful if you would provide me with your constructive criticism.

Monica
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littlemama Premium
Hi Monica, you're very welcome and I will always help if you ask for it, so don't be shy. :)

I'm glad you're working on your dive site!
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Grace,

Wow... thank you very very much! I feel Blessed to have you in my life ... it would be fun to have our paths cross one day!

I thought I sent you a PM late last night ... lol, but I don't think I clicked the send button.

I'll send you another PM now and hope you get it. I'll send you my very 'troubling review', the long one. I would be grateful if you would take a look and give me strong constructive feedback... when you have time. I know you are busy so only if you have time.

Thank you, Grace,

Monica
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littlemama Premium
Yes it would be fun to meet in person one day! :)

I got both of your messages, and I'll get to your review soon.

No worries, I will help all I can!
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mbouteiller Premium
Yikes... I did it again. I sent you 2 PMs. I'm really sorry Grace!

Thank you... only when you have time.

OMG... how exciting that day will be! (I need a happy face here...).
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littlemama Premium
No worries at all! :)
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JackieSmith Premium
Congratulations Grace! Your consistency has paid off.


It sure motivates me to continue to strive towards my goal of being able to leave the 9-5 and be able to spend time with family and friends and do what I want to do when I want.

Thanks for sharing as always.
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littlemama Premium
Hi Jackie,

Thank you so much! It sure has and I wish this so much for you and everyone here as well.

Keep working on your site and make sure you get someone who knows what they're doing to take a look at it if it's not moving along the way it should or you think.

Emulate the ones in your niche and do what they do because that's the formula.

You could also come to me for help too, my door is always open.

I wish you much success!
Grace
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JackieSmith Premium
You're welcome Grace!

Thanks for the offer.

I will PM you should I have any questions. At the moment, I'm fine. I just need to keep on working hard and be consistent.

Things are now beginning to move in the right direction now that I am diligently following Kyle's training in the SWAG group.

Continued success to you!
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littlemama Premium
That's fantastic Jackie! That's good you've been making changes and now on the right track, you should see improvements in your stats soon.

Can't wait to hear about your progress!
Grace
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BenjisDad Premium
SMOKIN!!!!

This is wonderful news. So glad you decided to share anyways. (haters gonna hate).

But this is great stuff. I love how you have multiple streams of income and numbers are going up and up.

Feels good to have a brainchild maturing.

This is possible everyone... just follow the training. No tricks, no gimmicks, just work and dedication.
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littlemama Premium
Hi Chris,

Thank you!! Yes haters gonna hate, and that's why I just going to do what I want. Lol

It sure is possible for everyone, I really don't have tricks, I wish I did! Just follow the training here and it should work the way I have experiencing it. :)

Best of luck to you Chris!
Grace
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WendaSue Premium
I love your success story. Thank you so much. It is inspiring.
Here's to many more success stories.
Cheers!!
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littlemama Premium
Thanks so much Wenda! I'm glad you enjoy them and can inspire you! :)
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susuki133 Premium
Congrats keep it up, I am still plodding along. All the best. From Gaylene
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littlemama Premium
Thank you Gaylene, and that's great to hear! :)
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Orvell1 Premium
Wow really fantastic!!!
I'm going to try and catch you ❤
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littlemama Premium
Thank you very much! Do it!
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Awesome!!
I can't wait to be writing this type of post as well.
You have helped me more than you know my friend.

Wishing you much more continues success.
Lee Ann
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littlemama Premium
Thanks Lee Ann!! You will write these types of posts one day for sure! Just keep swimming. :)
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StunningBell Premium
Go littlemama Wonderful!!!!!!! wohooooooo so motivating. Thanks for sharing these updates
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littlemama Premium
You're welcome StunningBell and thanks for your kind words! :)
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JerryHuang Premium
Traffic in July and December will usually not increase a lot or it can even drop because of the holiday in the US. That’s the same for my site. I’ve discussed with more experienced WA member and this is the conclusion we had for traffic in July. So don’t worry too much about it.

One quick question though, how do you know how many “Active” Premium members you have? You count the number of recurring?
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littlemama Premium
Hi Jerry,

Yeah my last December was tragic! Lol

Actually, my July should have had more traffic but I did something at the beginning of the month that lost me a lot of traffic which I will explain later on.

Yeah, I have a running list of all my premiums and anyone that doesn't pay or pending is off my list pretty quickly so I don't have a false sense of how many I have.

Thanks for stopping by,
Grace
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Rich908 Premium
Awesome and Inspiring we can all learn from you. To many more successful stories

Richard
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littlemama Premium
Thanks Richard, glad you enjoyed this!
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JerryMcCoy Premium
Great Job.
Jerry
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littlemama Premium
Thanks very much!
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