WA Bought Me A New Macbook + May 2020 Income Report!
Hello WA family. Another month has come and gone and I hope that you can pat yourself on the back for all the hard work that you were able to put into your online business. Afterall, if you put in the work, the results will show!
And that's exactly what I will be sharing with you today; the results of my hard work!
We always think that we'll see a linear growth to our business, and that was my impression at first, but that couldn't be further away from the truth. You see, business is like a rollercoaster ride; you'll have the peaks and the troughs.
That's what makes it fun in my opinion. We all want a business that works on autopilot with little to no work, but how would you ever get better PERSONALLY if there's never any work?
How would you keep your mental health? That's an important aspect, don't you think?
But anyways, I'm sure you're dying to know how I got meself the new Macbook Air 2020 in Space Grey, with 512GB of storage, so read on!
Then And Now
It's always going to be a debate on whether it's better to get a Windows laptop or a Macbook, but for me, it's always been the Macbook. My first laptop was a Sony and it died after only 2 years of use. It became REALLY slow.
Then, I worked hard at an amusement park in Canada called Canada's Wonderland, sometimes even working 12 hour shifts in the sun (those shifts were brutal!), in order to save up to get my first Macbook Pro. That was back in 2012.
And to be honest, that Macbook Pro lasted me almost 8 years! Even when I traded it in to Apple back in January this year, it was still working fine. I just needed to have it plugged in all the time.
Yeah, the battery was in a deplorable state but the Macbook itself ran as smoothly as when I first got it. I was always just working on my online business from home, so there was no issue there, but it was really time to get myself a new Macbook.
Oh! Then COVID-19 hit and I wasn't able to buy one until the past Sunday, when all the BestBuys (our biggest electronic store) reopened. And I said that was it! No more waiting. I'm getting it!
But it was also because I needed the features of the laptop really badly. I had to let go of my Youtube Channel for a while because it was so hard to film on my desktop. I didn't have a mic nor a camera. So my Youtube channel really suffered and I felt so bad that I couldn't publish videos.
Now, I'm really excited to have been able to get it because now, I can re-start on my channel and grow it! I have almost only 500 watch hours to go until I get monetized!
No more ramblings! LOL!
The truth is that I was able to buy this new Macbook thanks to WA. It's thanks to WA that I made all these commissions and I was able save up to invest in this laptop. Otherwise, I don't know where I would have gotten the money for it.
Achievements In May 2020
There are a few things that I'm happy about and obviously some others that I'm not too happy about as well.
1) I had a total of 60 WA Starter Referrals - Down from 82 last month :(
2) I got a total of 3 new WA sales.
3) I had 8 recurring WA sales + 2 black friday upgrades
4) My WA income came to a total of $380USD - about $512.69 CAD
5) My Google Adsense earnings was at $24 USD - about $32 CAD - for the whole month. (I deactivated it around May 10th and I'll tell you why in a sec)
6) My total income for the month of April was $404 USD (about $545 CAD).
7) I wasn't able to meet my monthly publishing schedule and only published 16 posts, 4 short of my goal of 20.
9) My traffic took a REALLY bad hit. I was getting around 300 visitors per day and it came down to about 100. It's not showing any signs of improvement, despite what I did all through the month to improve it. That's all due to this Google update!
Ughhh! Why is Google doing this to me? Sometimes I feel like yanking my hair out.
But no major updates has stopped me before and it won't stop me now. This is the third one I'm going through.
However, the good news is that my site speed on mobile is much better, I improved my landing pages and even removed Google Adsense from my website, thinking that the number of ads on my website might have been slowing down my site and might have been affecting my speed and thus, my ranking.
That's why I only had it for 10 days of the month in May.
But I really don't think so at this point. I think I'm going to put it back on my site.
Thanks For Reading!
What did you do to improve your rankings and page speed in May? If you could share with me and give me some ideas, I would very much appreciate it.