I Decided To Quit! These Are The Unexpected Results
Today, I want to write a diary-type post, to document my progress. I could have written this somewhere else, but I know that though I'm talking to myself here, that what I write might actually help others.
So here goes...
I knew that it wasn't the place for me. I always felt trapped and like I couldn't do what made me happy. I didn't feel comfortable sharing anything, just in case I would get in trouble for being honest.
People would come and go and I would need to work like a robot, typing away at my computer for hours on end, working on case after case that would make me go crazy. Then, I wouldn't meet the numbers and would never hear the end of it.
Well, that's when I decided to quit! I quit relying on somebody else for my paycheck. I quit expecting that I could get something more out of my job. I quit expecting to move up the ranks at work.
Yeah, you can call me lazy. You can call me irrealistic. You can call me crazy.
But why am I so sure that it's the right thing to do? It's because I've seen a world where I can depend on my OWN hard work to move up, where I have seen I can write my own paycheck, where I can dream and make that dream a reality.
It's the world of Wealthy Affiliate.
My Website Progress - SAC Update
I never imagined that my website would explode so much! For the longest time, I had an average of 100 - 200 visitors per day and no matter whether I was publishing every day or not, that number wouldn't go up.
I remember being so disappointed! Because my hard work wasn't really bringing me anywhere. And after about 1.5 years working hard on my online business, I should have been getting better results.
Obviously I was always doubting myself.
But I believed in the training and I did my darn hardest to improve and to learn. Or maybe it was just me being so stubborn to make this work?
I don't know anymore. But what I knew was that I put in too much work to just let it all go to waste.
Today, I'm blessed with having an average of 300 - 400 per day on my website. My average monthly visitors jumped from 2.5K to 11K within a few months' time.
And with that, came a flood of referrals to WA that I have never experienced before. Last month, I had a total of 73 referrals and this month, I've crossed the 100 referrals mark and we still have a few more days left.
I'm really ecstatic!
My email list is growing and growing and I'm now at 780 susbcribers! Some days, I even had upto 10 people subscribe to my email list, which to me, is insane. Because one year ago, when I first started, I would only get a few a week.
This is definitely going in the right direction.
My Youtube Channel Progress - Also SAC
I had my channel up since Dec 2018, uploaded a few videos, but I didn't take it very seriously. I only recently became serious about growing my Youtube Channel, since July 2018.
I publish an average of 6 - 8 videos per month and have been consistent since then. I have just crossed over the 500 subscriber mark, which means that subscriber wise, I'm halfway to getting monetized on Youtube!
However, unfortunately, that's not the only requirement needed; I also need 4000 watch hours in the last 12 months and as of this morning, I am at 1205 public watch hours. So I'm just over a quarter of the way there for that.
It's harder than I imagined, but I'm not afraid of hard work. If I could do it for my employer, I can work DOUBLE hard for myself to get to my goals.
Getting monetized on Youtube is another stream of income that I want to add. That's another goal that I have added for next year. And I want to use Youtube as another way to get more traffic to my website, as has been happening lately.
If the channel keeps growing like it has though, with almost 150 subscribers gained per month and daily watch time keeps steady at an average of 25 hours per day, I should become eligible to apply for monetization within the next 3 - 4 months.
That's so exciting and I just can't wait!
But that also means that I have to keep working as hard as I am now and that is also based on the same circumstances as today.
Things could definitely change and of course I would get disappointed if it didn't go in my favour, but hey! As long as I keep putting in the work, the results will eventually be what I'm looking for and maybe even more, like what's been happening lately.
Being Stubborn Is A Good Thing, I guess...
I can say that it has been a lot of ups and downs but that's what life is also about, right? I'm just so glad that I was strong enough to go through it all.
Or maybe I was just stubborn? Does my strength come from that, yet again? lol
I guess being stubborn in online business is what's needed; being stubborn to try and understand something no matter what, being stubborn to keep going without seeing any results, being stubborn to wanting that free life, free from financial worries or time constraints.
Maybe being stubborn is what's needed after all. I guess that's one trait I won't be changing anytime soon, maybe only to make it stronger. :)
What do you think of being stubborn?
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Thanks for reading, everyone. I hope you enjoyed this little journal-type entry of mine. Just wanted to write this to keep myself (and you) motivated and to keep track og my progress.
I'm just happy that the SAC so far has been going great, although I really do not think that I'll make it to Vegas 2020. But hey, there's always a Vegas 2021... :)
Wishing you the best, as usual!