Success at Wealthy Affiliate- Over 100 SEO Users a Day & Yearly Upgrades
I remember setting out for my goal in 2019 to get 100 users in a day from Google alone to my site.
- It's a nice number
- It's a number I've heard from different people that say don't even worry about monetisation, sales pages or any other fancy things until you reach this
But by September I also remember thinking...
"Am I just an idiot? Am I doing something wrong? Maybe I'm not cut out for this?"
Here's what my traffic looked like from Google in Septmeber...
7 users a day!
Seriously I only have 4 months to go and I'm barely getting double digits... not even 1 tenth of my goal.
But here's the secret that I read this year and has helped so much...
Goals are for Losers
Before you get all high and mighty on me, let me explain...
When you set a goal you will spend most of your time not achieving that goal.
You are basically "losing" for the whole time until that one moment you actually achieve your goal.
It can be demotivating and is one of the big reasons why so many people NEVER achieve their new years resolutions or keep a fad diet going for long enough to see results.
So what's the answer?
Use systems not goals
Systems are habits that you can peform every week or ideally every day.
Each time you perform your system, you are succeeding.
This gives you a positive kick up the bum to keep on doing it.
My system was this:
Write every day.
It was pretty simple really.
But here's how to become a success machine...
Use systems to work to goals you CONTROL
So the book I was reading (How to fail at almost everything and still win big) then went on to say that goals still have their place.
But most people set bad goals that they can't control.
So eventually I set some goals to assist the system & keep me on track:
- Write 12 reviews a month
- Record and release 4 podcasts a month
- Write 8 articles a month on a new website
Do you notice the difference to my original goal here though?
I am in control of every one of these goals.
I am not reliant on Google ranking my website. I am not reliant on anyone else buying something. All I focus on is what I produce
To be honest I completely forgot about my orginal goal I set earlier this year until I found it in one of my notepads recently when setting some new systems and targets for 2020.
So I thought I should check out Google Analytics and see what happened...
I got 98 users from Google on the 30th December and broke the 100 mark on the 2nd January!
I missed it by 2 days!!
Do I care?
But it just shows the importance of setting goals and systems in the first place.
Would I have achieved this without setting any goals?
But I'm reminded of this quote
"If you aim at nothing you'll hit it every time" Zig Ziglar
Just by focussing on providing high quality writing money is starting to flow in. I didn't even set any financial goals in 2019 as I didn't know what to expect.
But I have had my first annual premium memberships and things really are progressing very similarly to what you get taught with the training.
These results may seem tiny to you. Or they may seem really amazing.
But the fact is we all have our own journey to go on and I remember how valuable these types of success posts were to me when it felt like I was doing so much and seeing no results.