I Decided To Quit! These Are The Unexpected Results

Last Update: November 24, 2019

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!


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ggeorge300 Premium
Hey Reyhana …
I am a newbie to WA … However I have developed a mindset(prior to joining) that is extraordinarily powerful … Normally Reyhanna … I would have read your post with apprehension to move forward … Have you heard of the saying …" you become what you think about most of the time? " … Well I believe with the right mindset Reyhanna you are most definetly on the verge of a MAJOR BREATHTHROUGH … It may not be on on your radar at the present time … Reyhanna you have been doing the work … I believe we are no different from one another … There are a ton of techniques and tools to catapult you over the hump when you are ready to receive …
DaveSw Premium
I agree... Her progress has been phenomenal. Love this place! So good to know people are taking this training and the tools and running with them to create success... Cheers 🍻 Dave :)
RDulloo Premium
I absolutely also agree with you, George, and welcome to WA.

You will become what you think of yourself. If you think you can make it, you will. If you think you can't, you won't.

There are so many success stories here and it proves that the will to succeed no matter WHAT needs to come from within us. The training works, but the rest comes from us.
Cathy64 Premium
Awesome results. Congratulations. There is nothing wrong with being stubborn.

I know because I am also a stubborn person. And we have a positive outlook on life and can handle anything life throws at us.

And it is fun and exciting to work for yourself and reap the benefits. It is hard but working 9 - 5 is also hard work but not as satisfying.

Keep it up.
RDulloo Premium
Thank you, Cathy. I absolutely agree! I can't wait to have the time and financial freedom that working for myself will eventually bring. With these results, it's like tasting a bit of it... lol.. Can't get enough!
amhil23 Premium
Those are some really amazing results! Very inspiring!
I'm currently around the 150 - 200 organic traffic range so, hopefully if the pattern is consistent, it'll shoot up to the 300 - 400 daily traffic very soon.

I've written a lot in the last couple months so who knows, maybe a few of those articles will start ranking really well and maybe some even older articles will start doing the same.
RDulloo Premium
Thanks, Amhil. Yes, what's important is staying consistent. I'm sure that you'll get there as well.. :)

What I've noticed is that the results come a few months after you've put in the hard work, so if you've been putting the hard work during the last few months, then results are bound to show up any time now...
Tohin Premium
Hmmm, this journal-like motivational post of yours really hit me pretty hard to the point that as I read through each and every line, I kept feeling like ignoring everything around me to focus more on my business!

You have always been such an inspiration to me, and I believe many others as well even though I haven't reached your milestone yet, not even close to it. And, of course, that is absolutely my own fault and no one else's.

I am also pretty sure I am not doing as much work as you are but now like always I am even more determined to make this work and become stubborn to continue to work for free till success finally paves its way towards me.

Anyways, enough of my own ranting, you deserve all the good results you are seeing now. Please do take a few moments to sit back and give yourself a good pat in the back, " You've done amazingly well to have made it this far, Reyhana!"

Wishing you many more exquisite moments filled with lots and lots of bliss and success!

RDulloo Premium
Wow! Thanks for sharing Tohin. I'm glad that my post had this strong effect on you. Thanks for letting me know how much I inspire you.

Yes, this business is about working for free until you make it. A legitimate business does not profit until after a year, though it might take some people a little more time even then.

But that's why it's so important to never lose focus and to always have your eyes on the prize (results) because if you lose that, you won't remember your "why" anymore and you won't feel motivated to keep going.

So keep going strong and so the best that you can! You will get there!

I occasionally do stop and relax. Like this weekend, I didn't do any work and still made $130! lol