$15,765.97 Earnings For Month of November
It’s been a while since I’ve given a monthly update, but I’m gonna try and be more consistent going forward.
Been busy with a lot of things which I will get to later. But also, I think I’ve been a bit too complacent with the success of my site.
So just know that even those who are finding success with their online business can have moments where they slack off.
But before I get into what I’ve been up to during my time of slacking, let’s go over how the month of November went.
The month started off ridiculously strong for me as you can see from the graph below. This was a bit surprising because I’ve heard from many that traffic seems to tick down during the holiday season.
Eventually traffic did start to go down around the 12th, but was still earning a decent income.
Things did start getting really busy again the day after Thanksgiving. The reason why this is worth mentioning is because my niche is in health and fitness.
So it only makes sense for people to make health a priority after enjoying themselves with all the food.
What surprised me however, was that my clicks didn’t really increase that much, but my conversion rates did.
As you can see, my conversion rate for the month was at almost 14%. But during the time after the 22nd, conversion rates were between 25-31%. Clearly people felt a bit guilty about their thanksgiving meal.
This was a huge boost for me income wise which lead to a strong finish for the month.
A Recap Of September and October Earnings
As you can see, september was my worst month since things started taking off for me. But I think it was like this for others as well, with back to school activities happening and all.
Things returned back to normal come October. Not only that, but I was finally compensated for missed conversions due to the company I was promoting going offline temporarily for 14 days.
This is why you see such a huge bump in earnings for the month. I actually made a little over 15k, and the rest was compensation primarily for the month of August and September.
You can read more about what happened in my August Report.
Believe it or not, I was very close to leaving this program due to lack of trust I was starting to have with the affiliate marketing team.
Things like low conversion rates and missed sales were happening due to them transferring from Sharesale over to Impact Radius.
I was going back and forth with them about when I would be receiving my compensation and for how much.
Eventually they asked how much I think I should be compensated. I said $8,500, but I would be ok with $5500 to get this whole things settled since there was no accurate way to tell how many of those clicks actually lead to sales.
Eventually we came to an agreement and they fully compensated me because they said “we’re thinking about the future of our partnership, and we want you to be happy.”
Since then all has been great, and we've developed a really good partnership.
So what did I learn from this experience?
I learned that we affiliate marketers do matter. I can remember a year ago watching one of the trainings done by Jay.
I can’t remember what he said exactly, but I think he was responding to a question about joining affiliate programs.
He talked about how these companies need affiliate marketers to help grow their business. So don’t think for a second that you aren’t important.
Just because you’re one individual and they’re some huge corporation, in order for them to grow, they need to treat their affiliate partners well.
Which is what makes Wealthy Affiliate such a great place to be. Kyle, Carson and the whole team treat us very well and I’m glad to be a part of it.
So just make sure to always keep that in mind when building your affiliate marketing business.
So What Have I Been Up To Lately?
As many of you know, to be successful with any business, especially your online business where you rely a lot on google, it takes a lot of work.
If you’ve read blogs from any of the other successful members here at WA, you know that it takes a lot of sacrifice and commitment to make this thing work.
When I first Joined WA, my workspace was basically my bed in the living room of my parents house.
Was it comfortable? Not at all. But it sure as heck gave me the motivation to grind hard at this and make it work.
But once the money started rolling in, I could see myself getting a bit complacent. Also, my living situation was starting to have a negative effect on me.
I was finding it hard to concentrate and focus on the work.
So I knew it was time to start making moves and get my own place. Once I felt comfortable with the money coming in from my site, my search for an apartment began.
So basically that past few weeks I’ve been settling into my new apt, along with paying off old credit card debts, and buying a new used car.
I have a second room which will be turned into my office. I plan on providing pics of my setup once I have everything I need.
So It’s time to get back on my grind like Rocky did back in Rocky III. Which is why I’m really looking forward to the new years!
So what are some of my goals for 2019?
Goals For 2019
Although I may not have finished the year production wise the way I wanted to, I plan on getting back at it in 2019.
Some of my goals for 2019 are:
Hit 200k in sales
Start doing videos
Get more involved in social media
Qualify for Vegas 2020
Was hoping to hit 100k for this year, but based on how slow December is going, not sure if I will get there. Although I do expect things to pick back up right after Christmas, so we’ll see.
The one thing I want to leave you all with is, enjoy the journey you’re on when it comes to building your business.
As you can see from my experience, there are always things that are going to come up regardless if you’re having success or not.
Try not to get too caught up in it and learn how to enjoy the process. I know being strapped for money can be a difficult thing to deal with, but the fact that you’re even trying is something you should give yourself a ton of credit for.
A lot of the times I have friends that say they’re bored and have nothing to do, but for me, i’m never bored because working on my business is always an exciting event. Even when I wasn’t making money.
So enjoy the journey, and know that you’re doing something many people are too afraid to even try. And that’s building a business that can change your life FOREVER!
So are you enjoying the journey of building your own business?