Would you trade $359 for $3500?
Hey everyone, I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and that you have had some time to set some new goals that you would like to accomplish in 2014. Today I would like to share my success with everyone that I have had over the past year here at Wealthy Affiliate.
In February of last year I took the plunge and went yearly. This has probably been the best choice that I could have ever made. I made a promise to myself that I was going to work hard at the Boot Camp and see how long it would take me to get my small investment back. It hasn't quite been a year yet but since 2013 is long gone now I have accomplished so much and had a huge amount of success so far.
My 2013 Year In Review How I reached my goals for the year
I started out fresh with the Boot Camp back in February and like everyone I had my doubts but I was still confident that I would make it with lots of hard work and dedication. Keep in mind that I was surrounded by negative people telling me that I wasn't going to make 1 cent online and that I should just get a regular job like everyone else.
It wasn't possible at the time for me to get a regular job due to some problems I had to deal with from my soon to be ex wife.
I started the Boot Camp training and followed the lessons as instructed and worked super hard at my website each and every day. It took me quite some time before I even started seeing any traffic at all but that didn't matter because I understood that this wasn't no get rich quick overnight kinda of thing. I was creating a long term business and things like this don't happen overnight.
It took me until May for me to get any decent traffic and I got my first sale the first week in May. I was so excited I had to tell everyone. It was a really great feeling and it gave me more confidence to keep pushing forward. After I got my first sale a few days later I got a couple more and like Kyle told me it has snowballed over time.
How I managed to get traffic and turn that traffic into sales
Kyle is always telling us to write engaging content and to always write with the visitor in mind. This is the only way to get people engaged in your content and make it interesting to read. If you are real with people and you can connect with them on a personal level you will be able to gain their trust and they will buy from you. Not only will this help you gain more readers but Google loves this kind of interaction as well and they will rank you higher as a result of this.
Here is a look at my traffic stats from the first of February to Dec 31st
If you take a look at my analytics from Feb you will see that I was getting 0 traffic and only a few visits per day until around the end of May. Little by little I watched the site start to get some traffic and it started growing more and more each month after that.
I also want to point out that the 2 weeks I was offline my traffic went from 1800 a week to around 2400 a week for both of those weeks. I'm not sure why or how this happened but it just goes to show that if you are consistent and dedicate a good deal of time to your business you will start seeing some awesome results.
As far as keeping my bounce rate down that has to do with user engagement and how you write your content. If you capture someones attention with a catchy title and continue to keep them interested throughout your whole article then you have won the battle. There is nothing worst then having a high bounce rate and losing your readers attention a few seconds after they land on your site.
How doing proper keyword research will play a huge role in your traffic
If you want to hit the big numbers with your traffic you need to make sure your doing proper keyword research. Keyword density also plays a good role in this as well. I only put my keyword in the title and in the first paragraph if I can fit it in there. If not then I don't even worry about it.
How long did it take for me to get my initial investment back?
This is the interesting part and what I was working hard at the most, this whole time. It took me 7 months to break even and get my $359 investment back. I don't think that is long at all and WA is worth every penny of it and then some. The training, help and support, and all the awesome tools that you have available here can't be beat. I have made 10 times what my original investment was so I would say that it is well worth the price.
I am now getting over 9,000 traffic a month and I see this rising more all the time. It just goes to show you what can be accomplished if you put your mind to it and give it everything you got. I hope this post gives you some encouragement and makes you want to get out there and work hard at your goals.
What a year it has been and I am looking to have an even better 2014 and I hope that everyone in the WA family has had a happy new year. I would love to hear your comments on this