Would you trade $359 for $3500?

Last Update: February 12, 2016

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

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PFierro Premium
Hi Scott. This is really awesome and I want to thank you for sharing. I am currently going through my free trial period and am considering going premium. I totally get that like any business, this will take time to develop. However, my wife and I both work full time jobs outside of this. My question for you is, about how much time each day it take you to reach your level of success? If I dedicated 1-2 hours of hard work each day on this, would that be similar to what you did?
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haroda Premium
I believe for everyone it is different. I don't really know if there is a set of time frame where you make it big or small... It will definitely require dedication, tenacity, consistency, and commitment. It is totally up to you, your learning pace, and your application to what your learned.

I am a slow writer so it'll take me at least 2 hours to write a blog. I have learned a lot so far and this is my 5th month with WA. So far my focus has been primarily with content so my selling has been very minimal. I am hopeful that once I do sell it'll take off quickly.

The WA community has been great. You can reach out to anyone including the founders and ask questions. Everyone is very helpful. WA have great mentors to help you succeed in your journey.

I hope I answered your question. Wishing you all the best on your decision one way or another...

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I didn't notice before but I just realized you signed up as premium. Congratulations on your decision. Best wishes on accomplishing your goals.
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PFierro Premium
thanks so much!!!
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DBeatty Premium
Thanks for sharing an honest analysis of what to expect. I am working hard at WA every day, both on the training and improving my websites; and going to work full time. But my rank has gone from ten thousand something to 6731, so I must be doing something right by following the step-by-step instructions. It's my 12th day as a member of WA. I went premium right away so I could have more websites. I just went annual today. My goal this year is to pay off some credit cards I had to use to make ends meet. They are bad news. My five year goal is to retire from my full-time job and just do WA. I really believe in this community.
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scottdogg187 Premium
You are most welcome Debra!!

It definitely takes a great amount of time and effort to any type of success. It's definitely worth all the blood sweat and tears that you put into it.

I wouldn't even worry about your rank here at WA cause you don't benefit from it in any way.

Worrying about your rank is a great way for you to fail before you even get started.

Instead, you should focus on going through the training and building out your site.

Also, I would only focus on building out 1 website at a time so that you don't overwhelm yourself and make things harder than they need to be.

Congrats on upgrading to the yearly membership here at WA.

By doing so you have just saved yourself $230 over the course of a year.

Great Job Debra!!

These are some great goals and these are the same goals I had when I first started out nearly 5 years ago.

It's great to have you here at WA and I really am looking forward to working with you in the following year and beyond.

Talk Soon
~Your Friend, Scott~
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GLCarr Premium
Fantastic Post, thanks for sharing
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jwlewis777 Premium
Thank you for that tidbit!
Its always great to see a success case. With my history of websites and zero traffic, it will be quite an adventure to learn some new skills here!

Thank you!
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Sarajane4343 Premium
Hi Scott reading your stuff you know so much!
I don't know my niche yet will find it! Thankyou for being so informative and so knowing! A true leader.,
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accad Premium
Thanks, I read this and I am including your link in my article for the testimonial part.
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Ptrep27 Premium
Very nice, a good read.
Thanks
Pierre
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SirDuke Premium
I just happened to join. This is both slightly intimidating and highly encouraging! I'm prepared to invest plenty of time into Wealthy Affiliate!
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What is that you sell? That is the part I am confused about. HELP
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Rosa,

What you sell depends on your niche (Topic of interest or hobby) Once you determine your niche you'll be selling products that are relevant to your niche from places like Amazon, Target, Walmart and Best Buy just to name a few.

For example, if you were to go into the beauty niche, you would be selling beauty products like makeup and eyeliner. Make sense? Once you get a decent amount of content on your website you'll be applying to be an affiliate for the companies I've listed above. Once you're approved you'll be given a special link called an affiliate link.

When people click on your link and purchase the product that you recommended you'll receive a commission from every sale you make. All of this is explained in full detail as you work your way through the training Rosa.

Have you had a chance to start going through the training yet? If so have you got your website built yet and have you come up with a niche yet?

If you need a hand coming up with a niche or have any questions for me thus far please let me know.

I hope this clears up any confusion that you may have had Rosa and I hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend.

Cheers
~Scott~
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valramosjr12 Premium
an inspiring story. It helps a lot to read these stories. :)
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Narda Premium
Are you in line to maybe make Vegas as the lights behind you remind me of the strip!
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Narda,

Yes I did happen to make Vegas this year and that is me outside the sky loft at the MGM Grand hotel this year at the WA Super Affiliate conference in Las Vegas.

You can read some highlights on how everything went down this year in my blog post here! Thanks for stopping by Narda
~Scott~
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mrm0067aubu Premium
Did you have any prior experience before WA? Did you only use all of the lessons and tools that WA gave you for your success, or was there any outside teaching on your own or tools outside of WA that lead to your success. I am new and thinking of going premium but would love to know your answers to these questions and if WA really has everything I need for success if I am willing to put in the work.
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HowardJaros Premium
Hi, Matt!

I have been here at WA for almost two years. I knew nothing about this before going premium. In those two years, I have built an extensive website that makes money each month. It does that through affiliate links and direct referrals to my business.

Hey, I just got a comment on my website from an Australian who is coming to this country and wants to use my services. I think that speaks for the teaching here at WA on how to create an online presence by building a website correctly and writing engaging content that ranks in the search engines!

Good luck as you move forward!!
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Veanna Premium
Thanks for the inspiration scottdogg187, Keep up the great work, and keep posting about your ongoing success story.
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Alisa1 Premium
Great story thanks Scott. I'm a 'slowby' but hopefully heading towards income :)
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shannon888 Premium
Great to hear! I'm at three months and still struggling to get my first sale. I know it will come - the doubts of others is hard but I persevere
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LynneHuy Premium
Love this update, I love looking at your traffic. How inspirational, thank you for sharing and well done!
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Great congrats ! Scott
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Ravel Premium
Great reading. Thanks for sharing.
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Dennie Premium
I've just joined and found your story inspiring. It's nice to hear about genuine results and to see the numbers. Thanks for sharing.
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DanOIS Premium
A great read, thanks!
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Natasha76 Premium
Well done
And thanks for sharing, This is very helpful to know. I save this links so I can use it in the future to go back to
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loishoward Premium
What happens if you can't write good content?
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donniecellis Premium
It takes some time. I have difficulty with this also. I'm getting better. I start by looking at other peoples content in my niche. I read theirs. I copy and paste some of the things I like and put it in a note pad or a text documents I also look at lessons dealing with stuff and Google questions and keywords. Then I organize copy (thoughts) and re-write or add my own thought to it. It takes me a couple of days to put something together. I add some pix to it that kinda relates and publish it. I often go back and re-read and up date. It was getting the first couple of articles out that took some time. Be encouraged, it will work.
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loishoward Premium
Thanks for your information, I know this will be challenging for me.
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Natasha76 Premium
To get some tips go to some sites in your niche field and read through their website content, Just to get ideas, as we not allowed to copy anything. Or read and do research on the net, make note of facts and COMBINE different fact from sites. And usually content is easier if you already have knowledge about a specific niche. Does this help you?
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loishoward Premium
Yes it does. Thanks.
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This was a refreshing read, nice to see some legitimate results based off hard work. This gives me some hope that I can get there at some point.
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kingoflotto Premium
Thanks for the honest and straightforward review of your results - I am a numbers guy, so good to have some numbers to go along with your success - keep it rocking...
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I'm new here and I'm very motivated on your blog. Thanks for sharing. Nice work :)
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america2000 Premium
Great work ...thanks for sharing ..wish you the best .
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SupportWorx Premium
You're right. 7 months is no time for building a career. Awesome story. -Alexx
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CShepherd Premium
Great work, Scott! And thank you for sharing that. It has helped me renew my commitment and made me think about setting new goals.
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jshannon123 Premium
Great job!
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mwas116 Premium
That is an awesome motivation for starters like me. I have only been here for two weeks and am really workig hard working hard
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sully730 Premium
I'm just starting out, thankyou for the motivating post!
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GaryHowell Premium
Exceptional post scott!
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Very inspiring and thanks for sharing.
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Great post Scott, well done.
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mariangelica Premium
Inspirational!! thank you for sharing.
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myworkathome Premium
Thanks Scott....this is motivating and brilliant. I wish I could find a way to get this kind of success.
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hey Joe,

I'm so glad this post has motivated you to keep pushing forward to reach your goals. Don't wish, TAKE ACTION on the training here and make it happen!!

I will be here to make sure you reach your goals and help you out whenever you need it.
Thanks for dropping by Joe
Your Friend, Scott
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Antuk Premium
Thanks for sharing Scott....so honest and inspirational. Well done on sticking with it.
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Indi-Em Premium
Brilliant! Very inspirational. Congratulations!
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Hustlehard Premium
Gave me inspiration! i work a full time job so I don't have a lot of time to work on my website. I'm learning how to manage my time so I can be done with this 9 to 5.
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mwanzaw2002 Premium
So cool stuff Scott!! Following your footsteps man
William
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sunnyobee Premium
Awesome Scott. Very inspiring. Keep up the good work. You are right. Keep plugging in everyday and success will be your one day.
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gwenelyn Premium
I love this Scott!!! Awesome!!! So encouraging.
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MMcConnell Premium
Wow, thank you for sharing, I really needed to hear this. Happy Holidays.
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TJRANDO Premium
Awesome is the only word! Excellent advice and encouragement--I also happen to know first hand that you Scott truly do have your customers and your associates well being in mind! You're the best and thanks for sharing!

Tom
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Awesome! What kind of blog you're holding? I'd like to take a look at it.
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Cata,

I have a WA boot camp site and you can find my website in my profile under my websites. I hope this helps you out and thanks so much for stopping by.

Scott
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kfa2000 Premium
Yes, it gave me a good encouragement. Thank you for sharing.
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iiXeno Premium
9k a month that sounds awesome man, gratz!
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Misspressy Premium
Hi Scott, thanks for sharing your success story with us, so motivating. I hope to embed your awesome story into my mind so that I can work as hard as you did and remind me to achieve the goals I've set early on when I joined WA. More power to you, God bless.
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Riaz Premium
This is very inspiring Scott! Glad I happened to stumble upon this blog of yours! I love reading all these WA success stories
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Awesome job. There sure are a lot of success stories around here.
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thank you for your post
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scottdogg187 Premium
No problem at all Carl!

I'm glad this has helped you out and hopefully it has inspired you to keep at it. Success can be yours if you are willing to work hard and devotes lots of time to your business. I will also be there to help you every step of the way.
Scott
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Jen090 Premium
Congrats, I just hope that even those who are not into WA Bootcamp can have the same success. As of now all I see are success stories for WA Bootcampers.
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Jennifer

You can create a very successful business in absolutely ANY niche that you could imagine. The training is geared towards promoting WA but you can apply it to any niche and be very successful.

There are many people who are involved with other niches that are making good money as well.
Scott
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kevscrapies Premium
Wow! Your post is very encouraging! I have printed it! My niche for start is for people who want to shop and earn cash back. What keywords, methods do I use for a start to get targeted traffic? People shop but how to I find those who want cash back specifically?
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Kav Premium
Personally I would start by writing about 'cashback', the pro & cons, different companies offering it, the type of merchandise you can buy through it. Show some testimonials. Once people have knowledge, using it is secondary.

I have made different purchases through cashback sites.
Hope this helps.
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Pauric Premium
Jaaxy keyword tool is the best way I know to find keywords for a niche like this. www.Jaaxy.com
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tribe82 Premium
In your main login in screen if you look down the left hand side you see a menu with a list of items; colored ones at the top then a black and white list headed up by the word Training. Towards the bottom of that list is an item highlighted in Red called Jaaxy. if you click on that item you will jumped to that tool which is called Jaaxy. You can sign up for a free account that gives you up to 30 free searches for targeted key words. It also gives you the metrics on the QSR for those metrics and the SEO strength. As you follow the training in course one, these terms and the meaning of these terms and the importance of key words will be well explained in the video material. I must say, you are really on the ball, as you already understand the meaning and the importance of key words on day one of signing up...impressive!
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kevscrapies Premium
Appreciate your advice--will do! Thank you
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kevscrapies Premium
Thanks for making me aware of the Jaaxy keyword tool. I will take a look at it Appreciate your help.
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kevscrapies Premium
Thanks for the encouragement and telling me about Jaaxy. Ready to look at Jaaxy now.
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emmae Premium
PS. I've printed this out and posted it on my wall!
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kyle8379 Premium
haha awesome!
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scottdogg187 Premium
This is awesome Emma!

I'm glad that this has inspired you enough to print it out and study it. This makes me feel good that I can help other people reach their goals and motivate them to never give up on your dreams.

I wish you tons of success in the online world and if you ever need my help let me know.
Scott
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emmae Premium
FANTASTIC post! This was so motivating and inspiring and just what everyone needs to read!

Your post is the definition of success. It's all about consistency and dedication and going all out!

Thank you for sharing your awesome success story and inspiring all of us to keep content creating and never give up :)
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scottdogg187 Premium
I'm glad this post has gave you and everyone else here the motivation, drive and inspiration that you need to see success online. This can be applied to absolutely ANY niche that you can think of.

The training at Wealthy Affiliate is the best that I have ever saw anywhere in this industry. It seems like it continues to get better here all the time.
Take care
Scott
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thekop Premium
Well done Scott, thanks for sharing your Analytics. It's very motivating to see it work for you and that you've got your investment back. Having said that, the graph is typical of what I would expect when you are focusing solely on unique content and SEO and long may it continue for you. I shall get back to focusing on my niche now.

Thanks for sharing again :)
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scottdogg187 Premium
No problem at all Siva!

I'm glad this has helped you out and has inspired you to focus on your niche. I know with lots of hard work and dedication you too can achieve these kind of results or better.
Scott
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WestBay Premium
Great post Scott, and thank you for sharing this personal information.
Looks like it's hard work and commitment at first and then the rewards start to flow...? Good job and well done.
One question what auto responder do you use?
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SaltyG Premium
Thanks for sharing your success story with us. Will serve as encouragement to keep working at our businesses.
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kyle8379 Premium
this is really great motivation! i'm at about the 4 month mark and feel like I'm on a similar path. I love that traffic spike you got around the 5-6 month mark!!!
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bestofluck Premium
Wow! You're very lucky.
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scottdogg187 Premium
Luck has nothing at all to do with my success. This is the results of plenty of hard work, motivation and taking action on the training here. You have everything you need to achieve the same level of success or better if you put your mind to it.
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RickBell57 Premium
Yes I would spend a thousand dollars to get that traffic. I have 5 impressions after 4 months. Who do I talk to about spending the 359! Help? Or 1,359.00!!!!
Oh, what good is that much traffic though if you don't sell something?

Oh, and I'm not feeling doubtful, reality has done that for me.
Rick
pm me if you can help on who to pay to get traffic. I am literally spent on trying to do it myself!
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Rick,
I have build up all this traffic by using free methods. I wouldn't advise you to pay anyone to get traffic because this is not going to be targeted traffic. Most of the time the whole process is automated and this could actually do more harm then good.

The traffic you get from these paid programs isn't going to be targeted towards your niche so you will just be wasting your money. When I say $359 I am referring to the yearly membership here at WA.

I challenged myself to see how long it would take me to get my initial investment back and these were my results after 10 months of hard work.

If you follow the training step by step and complete all the tasks you could be getting just as much traffic as I am or more. That is all I have done to achieve this. Try not to get discouraged and if you need to take a break for a few hours do it.

This will give your brain some time to rest and you can come back recharged and ready to learn all you can about this. If you have picked your niche then you will be selling the products that is associated with your niche.

If you need my help or have anymore questions feel free to send me a PM and I would love to answer all your questions. I know you can do this Rick if you work really hard and take action on what you learn.
Scott
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RickBell57 Premium
Thanks, I love how you and other members make it sound so easy. I have failed at some small details I didn't even catch myself, and members can easily do the same. You have to have someone check your site out thoroughly to find out if something is wrong in there, or else nothing will happen, and as you are not expecting anything to happen anyway, you go through weeks of this not thinking anything is wrong.
But speaking of wrong? I think you are wrong by telling everyone one here that just hard work is all it takes. Believe me! It takes a whole lot more then just hard work as I can attest to that. It takes making everything perfectly right and correct as you go. One small misstep and you have nothing and wonder why.
I understand about paying for traffic as well. I don't, but then ie..I don't have any either! ha!
10 months is twice what I have in my approach now, but I feel like I am starting over, as everything over the last four months I have found wrong with my site and why it does not produce traffic. So, You need to tell members that each little detail has to be perfect...and yes, keyword research and content, and posts, and all that are needed. But if you fail to implement properly and perfectly, you are going no where and for a very long time! Trust that, and explain that to the newbees! They need to hear it. As they could put in five months like myself and get one thing wrong and not know it here! That is what they need to know so they can worry and watch out for that one little detail! Not just work hard and expect everything to fall into place. God, I wish I were on the phone with you now.
Thanks for your message to me, but you are still incorrect no matter how many times I have to say it.
Rick
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Rick,
I'm sorry that you are having a hard time getting started or in making any kind of progress. I would think in 4 months or so that you have been here that you would be making some pretty good progress by that time.

I have never said at any time that any of this was easy because I would be lying if I did. Nobody is perfect and your website never will be either. You just need to have other members point out your mistakes and you fix them. That's it nothing too complicated.

I don't know why you don't seem to agree with me that it just takes hard work. This is the 100% truth. I would never lead you or anyone down the wrong path or give you the wrong information about something.

All you need to have is the ability to learn all you can about internet marketing. Take action and follow through with the tasks and complete each lesson the way you are instructed too. Ask questions when you have them and keep adding helpful informative quality content to your website.

If you follow the instructions exactly like you are supposed to do them there's NO REASON why you shouldn't start getting traffic to your website. This training has been proven to work for thousands upon thousands of people myself included.

It can work for you as well if you want it to bad enough. The reason why I say if I can do this anyone can is because it takes me a lot longer to learn something and I'm not the smartest guy out there.

I had failed at this numerous times and I kept getting discouraged all the time like you are now. Not to mention I didn't get that good of grades in school and my writing and grammar skills were horrible.

I set it in my mind to figure this stuff out and be successful at it no matter how long it took.

I started the Boot Camp in the middle of February 2013 and the first week in May of 2013 I got my first sale. I was absolutely floored as I couldn't hardly believe it. I also had friends and family that were completely against this whole Internet marketing thing.

I had to deal with all that on top of everything else that I was going through at the time. That is why I said if I can do this I know that anyone else can if they set their mind to it.

When you first start out things aren't going to be perfect. All you need to really do is be yourself, write your content like you would if you were talking to someone in the same room that you are in. Engage with your audience and ask for their feedback. Basically offer to help the people in your niche.

That's all there really is to it. When people land on your website its because they are looking for some answers to whatever they typed into a search engine to find your site. If you can deliver that to them through your content you will have won the battle.

If you are willing to put in the blood sweat and tears amazing things will happen for you and I hope that your situation changes soon. I'm sorry it took me so long to get back to you but thanks for responding back to me.

I would love to check out your website if you want and point out any mistakes that could be stopping you from getting rankings or traffic. Let me know and I hope you starting experiencing success soon.

Talk to you later Rick
Scott
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amitavborah Premium
Very encouraging Scott!
And you are absolutely true. Patience, perseverance and persistence is the key here. I have been the victim of running after making the 'quick money' for a long time and wasted a lot of time in that. It just doesn't work like that. Only when I got stuck to one plan and got that right, I saw some good results.
I recently joined WA and by looking at the great trainings around here, I am sure this is going to be awesome.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful story! It really inspires. :)
Regards!
Amitav
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bbraunj Premium
Great job! There were some parts of that post that I wrote down because the information was just awesome. Congratulations on your success and thanks for the motivation!
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Where does the 359 come from. Is that the cost of the premium membership
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Heidi,
Yes that is the cost of the yearly membership. This is the best way to pay if you can afford it. Over a $200 savings by going yearly. There is also a monthly plan for $19 your first month and $47 afterwards if you would rather pay that way.

I hope this has helped you out and if you have anymore questions let me know.
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Veganlife Premium
Encouraging, Scott. Best wishes for even greater success in 2014.
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jmwu92 Premium
I can really relate to this article. I just started out not too long ago (less than a month), and I feel doubtful at times, seeing if I can make money through affiliate marketing. But I know that it takes time and hardwork to get to where you want to be. I'm just working diligently until I get my first sale. After that, I KNOW that I will able to achieve success. Thanks for the motivation!

John
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi John,
Thanks for dropping by and I know what you mean about feeling doubtful about yourself. I still get like this at times, but then I think back to how much I have learned and grown since I have been here at WA.

If you can devote lots of time to this it really will be worth it in the long run. I still remember my first sale and I will never forget it. Its been about a year ago and it was the greatest moment ever.

Talk to you later
Scott
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ddjones Premium
That's amaze balls! lol congrats on your success =)
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scottdogg187 Premium
Thanks so much Dawn and I know that everyone here can achieve the same level of success as I have or ever better. All it takes is time if you can devote lots of time to this you will be rewarded for doing so.

Thanks so much for stopping by and i will talk to you soon
Scott
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Thats pretty badass man. Awesome growth in visitors :)
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scottdogg187 Premium
Yea I think it is too. It takes a while to build this up and maintain it but believe me it's worth it all at the end of the day. Stick with this and you can achieve these results as well.
Scott
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Just started that's good to know!
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tropics67 Premium
Impressive results!
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scottdogg187 Premium
Thank you and you can achieve the same results if you work hard at this.
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jgreen629 Premium
Hi scottdogg. I loved the lesson you encapsulated in your post, which is that with hard work comes great reward. I'm new to WA, so your post was a great example of what could happen to me if I put in the time, effort and sweat equity.
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Jessica,
I'm glad this post has helped you out and it has gave you an idea of what you can achieve if your willing to put in the hard work.
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tawanand Premium
Congrats
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scottdogg187 Premium
Thank you and I hope you are making progress in your online business.
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missyd Premium
This is what I love about WA, its not a get rich quick scam. I have seen so much of that and have been burnt. If you put the time and dedication in to it, the money will come eventually. Thanks for the post Scott, it gives us all hope!
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scottdogg187 Premium
I'm so glad you have enjoyed this post and it has gave you the motivation to keep pressing on. WA is so awesome and this is achievable for anyone if they put in the hard work.

I have fallen for a ton of get rich quick scams in the past as well and I am glad that I now have a legit place to refer everyone too. If you follow the training big things will happen for you.

If I can help you out in any way Missy please let me know.
Scott
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blubutterfly Premium
Wow, that was a great read and very encouraging. Thank you so much for your words. I have just spent 2 hours writing a post and up again at 6am for work tomorrow, but I don't care, I am so loving WA and what this site has to offer and all the support on top of that is amazing too. Bring it on 2014!!! Nitey nite :)
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scottdogg187 Premium
I'm glad that you liked it and it has offered you some encouragement to keep moving on. Your hard work here will pay off for you soon as long as you stick with it.

I hope you have a very successful 2014 and thanks for the comment.
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Very inspiring and honest of you to share this information. Many odds are against me at this time, but I have my son graduating high school in 2 years and I need more money to help pay for him. He deserves it and is a straight A student. I want to help pay his way and also to start saving for my own retirement and get out of the day to day job with no flexibility. If you can do this, so can I. Thanks so much and good luck for 2014!
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hey Ranay,
Thanks for stopping by and you need to do this for yourself and your son. If you stick with this and go through the training and "TAKE ACTION" on what you learn here. You will be able to quit that day job and focus on your business here.

I wish you the best of luck and if you ever need my help let me know.
Scott
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fastedie147 Premium
thats fantastic - congrats very inspiring
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steadfast Premium
Thanks for sharing and how keyword use in title ?
If i have keyword "student work at home "
Thank what should be title ?
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Eddie C Premium
Steadfast,

If you have this keyword, I would write a title on the lines of:
"Work From Home Opportunities For Students"
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Thanks for sharing.
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AmbitiousAce Premium
Thanks for being honest. The hard work and dedication will pay off !!
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SueWrites Premium
I love your honesty. it puts things in perspective about making money online, especially for a newbie like me.
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MizzMarion Premium
I found your profile after googling some info earlier last week so I decided to find and follow you after I joined WA (for the 3rd time lol). I'm looking forward to reading about your success and enjoying your content.
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I am new here and your post has given me hope and encouragement. Thanks : )
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salesmch Premium
Your demonstrated success and the charts you show are an encouragement to everyone. Thank you and please post more updates. As a relatively new member, you have helped me. Thanks.
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Hello scott i am really really motivated now after reading your story. But can u give me some advice over what type of niche i should choose and what type of website i should made. I m ready to do the hard work like you have done but i am confused about choosing the niche and the website. Pls give some advice..
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alexisnilo Premium
Thanks for this review, is is very encouraging.
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muziqlvr23 Premium
Great post Scott. It really put's in perspective that this is not a get rich quick scheme. The training the Kyle and Carson offer is by far the best I've seen online and I think it is worth way more than $359. Goodness knows I have wasted 10 times that amount on over-hyped junk. No more!
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stargaze1 Premium
Thanks for the motivating review. I look forward to success with online marketing regardless of what others have expressed. I can't wait to prove them wrong!
Slow and steady WILL win the race.
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi there,
I know exactly what you mean about negative people and them doubting that making money online works. As I have mentioned above I had to prove my family wrong and boy did I ever once I started making money lol. You will get there just don't let them people discourage you. I know you are going to do awesome here and if you ever need my help then please let me know.
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cld111 Premium
Great job Scott! Thanks for sharing! This is a motivator for us all. :)
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scottdogg187 Premium
No problem Christina! I'm glad this has motivated you and I hope you have a ton of success in 2014.
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howmuch Premium
This is just what new people need to read, Scott. Well done, and I hope you are soon making ten times the amount you are making now.
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi there,
Thank you for the kind words and I'm sure that I will be making 10 times that here in the near future.
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Beckron Premium
This is really awesome Scott. Big congratulation and i will work hard too . Cheers buddy :).
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Min,
Thanks so much for stopping by to comment. Work hard on your goals and you will experience lots of success.
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freedomforus Premium
Scott - Again Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! Buckeyes are WINNERS. Just ask us.
The rolling snowball just gets bigger & bigger! Let me know if there ANYTHING this Buckeye can do to help in 2014. Promise? Your friend - Larry
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Larry,
They always say you can't keep a buckeye down. Thanks for stopping by to comment and I promise I will let you know if there is anything you can do to help.
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mikpj Premium
You're welcome and thanks for making me curiuos about WA
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Mike,
I am so glad that you have found WA and I am glad you are doing great with Amazon. I know that 2014 is going to be your year and I hope you have continued success with WA.
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IveTriedThat Premium
Excellent blog Scott! The beauty of Internet Marketing is that your income will continue to rise for work you've done months or even years ago. 10x ROI this year can easily bee 100x next year :)
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scottdogg187 Premium
I have to agree with you Steve!

This is so awesome to see my income and traffic continue to rise. I also like the fact that your website is constantly working for you even after you have quit for the day. I have had an excellent year and I just know that 2014 will be even better. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on this.
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tommo1968 Premium
Great stats Scot that is really inspiring. I started my bootcamp then left it on the back burner so I could work on my niche site. Now after reading this I have decided to get back to it. Get my investment back is a good target to achieve so that's my goal. Thanks Scot just what I needed.
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mikpj Premium
I have done that also
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hey Tommy,
I'm glad that you enjoyed this post and I hope it has helped you out and motivated you to get moving on your boot camp site. I love your goal and I had that same goal last year and met it within 7 months and I know you can to.
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hey Tommy,
I'm glad this has gave you some motivation to get involved in the bootcamp and bring your site back to life. If you work hard you will get your investment back in no time. I look forward to hearing about your success in the coming months.
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georama Premium
Your blog will inspire and encourage many, thanks.
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scottdogg187 Premium
I'm glad that you really have enjoyed this and I hope you are experiencing success with your own website.
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mundy22 Premium
Scot that is inspiring to here, your evidence that am in the right place good on you that is really great news.
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Gordi Premium
Great to hear that work pays off. I am waiting for traffic still. I am ranking ok in Google and Yahoo, but that's not bringing in traffic. However, I have noticed that my amazon visits are going up consistently, but no sales. So, I keep adding to my website, until things start to move. Hope I can follow in your footsteps.
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johncruz Premium
Thanks for the motivation Scott, I will get to your level one day. Cheers!
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IslandMike Premium
Nice share -- thank you!
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skyhigh4 Premium
Wow! These are the results that we all want particularly us newbies. Great results. Congratulations :) Patti
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IMgan Premium
Awesome results...
Thanks for the share Scott.
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johncruz Premium
You're my boy Blue!
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parkwriter Premium
Wonderful real life example. I think that seeing the screen captures makes it so much more "real" to people.
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AlexSol Premium
Awesome report :)
Thanks for sharing this!
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forsthomas Premium
Thanks Scott, this was a great blogspot, thanks again and hope for an even better 2014

Thomas
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talimont1 Premium
THanks for this Scott! Great to see the cold hard facts! Great motivation to keep going and reaching and NOT GIVING UP!!!

Ken
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Rubenchez Premium
Very nice..I'm getting goose bumps from hearing your story..Where can I find my traffic numbers like the one you showed us? I haven't complete my boot camp yet.
Thanks for sharing!
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LondonLad Premium
Very well done Sir! Thanks for sharing your story, very encouraging. Happy 2014!
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blackhat Premium
Great story, good work and keep it coming!
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franjgomes Premium
A good example to follow, it give energy and confidence. Thank you for sharing.
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jko2013 Premium
Very inspiring, thank you for sharing.
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lanesamarie Premium
Great job Scott and thanks for sharing!
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msdj8163 Premium
That is excellent. Thanks for sharing. Much continued success to you. Debbie
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chellebuck79 Premium
Thanks for sharing :-)
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LilButterfly Premium
Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing! As a newbie, it gives me hope for the future! :)
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Jaweda2k Premium
Great job man! Glad to see that your are succeeding here. Keep working it!
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lane2000 Premium
Thank you for sharing all of this, it is encouraging to hear an honest account of someone's experience and success here.
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nathaniell Premium
It's great to see another bootcamper achieve this level of success! Congrats Scott. Those recurring commissions will really add up, and it sounds like 2014 will be a good year for you financially!
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Nathaniell ,
When I started the bootcamp I went over each lesson a couple times to make sure I did everything we needed to do. I am so glad I did now because it is definitely paying off now. I am looking to grow my business and my income in 2014 and I am looking forward to a great year.
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Hayden Live Premium
Congrats, Scott! Impressive indeed.
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Kyle Premium
Love looking at that chart Scott, your success is well deserved. You should be proud of what you have accomplished in 2013 and I know your 2014 is by far going to be your best one yet!

If you notice that graph, your hard work in February didn't pay off immediately. Imagine if you quit in April or May? You would have never gotten to experience the consistent success you are now nor the big year ahead. You gave yourself adequate time and you are going to reap the rewards now!

Can't wait to see where you take things in 2014 and what you are able to accomplish after the next 6 phases of bootcamp are rolled out!
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scottdogg187 Premium
You are exactly right Kyle, What if I would have quit after the first couple of months like most people do? I wouldn't have gotten anywhere but in the same situation I was in before, which is no where. I am so glad that I took the plunge and challenged myself to see just exactly what I could accomplish if I put my mind to it. If I can figure this stuff out I am confident that anyone can do this.

With such awesome training here at WA it would be impossible for someone to fail if they worked hard at this and was determined to come out on top. This year I am determined to go out of my way to help other people succeed online and to do all I can to tell other people about WA. Since I am making money now all the haters that used to doubt me is actually starting to come around now.

It is also so much easier to tell people about WA now and I am looking forward to the next 6 phases of boot camp this year. Thanks for everything you and Carson do to make this such an awesome community.

I can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2014
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daniel44 Premium
Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
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MyJobKiller Premium
Congrats Scott that is a great journey ! Wonderful results too . Can't wait to see more of your success in 2014 ! Rock it Out !
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winsuccess Premium
Scott, Thanks for sharing your story and your journey.
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JRCM Premium
It is great to read a story like this. Hope you have a terrific 2014.
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Petra81 Premium
Thank you for very inspiring story. I've just started and I hope I can eventually quit my daily job and fully dedicate to this online business.
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Rick H Premium
Thanks Scott for the report. It is very encouraging to hear of successes and to know I am building from an already worked plan. This is a keeper, and I plan on reviewing it from time to time. Thanks again!
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edgie Premium
Awesome , thanks for sharing and inspiring us all
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Crystal2010 Premium
Great here's to more sales in 2014
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Arushton Premium
This is very encouraging for those of us just starting out in this new year. It's nice to read a "real" success. I hope things continue to grow for you. :-)
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jyoder101 Premium
Congratulations! Your story definitely gives me hope.
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Jan,
This is the power of the boot camp and just goes to show how awesome the training at WA is. Stick with the boot camp and I know that you too can experience success just like I have.
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Shawn123 Premium
Great. That is awesome.
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hey Shawn,
Thanks for stopping by. How is your websites going man?
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JoeFlow267 Premium
My faith is strengthened:) Thank you for sharing.
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scottdogg187 Premium
No problem Joe,
I'm glad this has helped strengthen your faith and if you ever have any questions let me know.
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crp2511 Premium
Thanks for sharing your success with us, Scott. I signed up for premium about 6 weeks ago, I paid for the year and I'm putting a lot of work in, almost every day so far. I haven't yet started the boot camp because I'm concentrating on my own site, but am now thinking of starting down this track also and setting some goals. Craig
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Craig,
Welcome to WA and congrats on signing up for the year. It's great that you are working hard at this and I know that all your hard work will pay off. I would definitely check out the boot camp because the training is simply awesome.
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auden Premium
Congrats Scott, this is so motivating! Looking forward to more success posts from you! ;)
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scottdogg187 Premium
Thanks so much Jane!

I'm glad this post has motivated you and I hope to be reading one of your success posts in the near future. Work hard at this and ask questions when you have them and I know you can achieve the same level of success as I have.
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auden Premium
Thanks for the encouragement Scott! Just what I need to keep me moving! :)
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Gary Sanders Premium
Congratulations to you Scott. This was encouraging to read... thank you for sharing. Can ask you one question? What do you consider a good keyword (traffic, competition, etc...) I'm in the no traffic stage with one of my sites and I'm just curious.
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scottdogg187 Premium
I think any keyword that gets at least 50 searches a month and has a QSR of under 300 would be a pretty good keyword. I always try and find a QSR of 100 or below if I can. The lower the QSR is the easier it will be to get on the front page of Google.

The 3 main factors you should look at when doing keyword research is 1. Does this keyword make sense to a human? 2. How many searches does this keyword get a month? 3. How much competition am I up against ? If you can answer these questions then you will be finding some awesome keywords that will get traffic.

I know exactly how it feels to be in the no traffic zone and it's not a good feeling. If there is anything else I can help you with don't hesitate to ask.
Scott
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Hari S Nair Premium
very very motivating story friend.. thank you so much for sharing this..
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scottdogg187 Premium
No problem Hari,
I love sharing my success with everyone for 2 reasons. 1. It gives them some concrete evidence that it is possible to make money online. 2. It encourages the new people and gives them motivation to keep working on their websites. If you ever need a hand with anything let me know.
Scott
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Hari S Nair Premium
thanks Scott.. I actually needed that because I have been consistently working on my site from past 3 months and I don't like even thinking of giving up...
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bestbenito Premium
Hi Scott,
Thanks indeed for sharing such an inspiring experience at Wealthy Affiliate. I believe this post is worthwhile and will encourage newbies or those who are still skeptical that someone could make money online. This is a journey of thousand miles which requires consistent steps with commitment and dedication. Keep up the good work dude.
God bless.
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Ben,
I agree with you that this is a long journey and that's the main reason why most people fail at internet marketing. They don't wanna put in the work and time that it takes to build an online business. Thanks so much for the kind words and I hope you have a very successful 2014.
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LA2506 Premium
Thank you! Your experience makes sense and sounds reasonable and achievable for those of us that are grappling to get started and wonder if the results do come.
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi L,
It does take a considerable amount of work and time to see any results but it is definitely worth it. The thing I like about this is that your income continues to go up all the time. You also continue to get paid for work you did months and sometimes years ago.
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hart48 Premium
WOW! Scott that is wonderful! Congratulations! You are an example of how WA works. Good for you.
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hi Betty,
Thanks so much I am so glad to be a part of the WA family and I am looking forward to what 2014 has to offer.
Cheers
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kasparov Premium
What a great and inspiring story...awesome!
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hey Max,
I'm glad that my story has inspired you and I look forward to reading about your success in the near future. Keep working hard at your goals and I know you will reach them.
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Rick Jantz Premium
Definitely a success post, Scott. Thank you for sharing. This will be a real confidence boost for those just starting out with WA. Nice job, man.
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scottdogg187 Premium
Hey Rick, I agree with you that all the new people who is just getting started need some concrete proof that this stuff really works. I'm glad to share my many success stories with the WA family and I wish you lots of success in 2014 man.
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anitab Premium
This is super encouraging for those of us who are new around here! Thanks for sharing it!
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scottdogg187 Premium
No problem anitab, I'm glad you enjoyed it
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Kewl Web Premium
Wow Scott. I am really happy for you. This is great news! All The Best for 2014!
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scottdogg187 Premium
Thanks for stopping by and I hope this has encouraged you to keep moving forward and set your goals high for 2014.
Cheers Scott
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