My 2018 Travel Niche Results and the Year Ahead, Bring on 2019!
Like most people I thought I would post up how much success and failure 2018 brought me.
This was my second full year with my Travel Niche website, after the first year brought next to no income, in late 2017 small amounts started creeping in.
These grew steadily throughout 2018 and peaked around august.
Being a Travel site I expected a slow down as the peak travel months passed. In actuality traffic increased while revenue stabilized at around $1000 a month.
Overall this has produced around $8000 in income!
This is still relatively small amounts but it's not to be sniffed at! That is $8000 I would not have had without WA. When you consider the minimal outlay This has cost (2x$299) it's an incredible investment. Of course, you need to factor in the huge time investment I have made as well but the beauty of it all is, none of this is going away.
I have 70 More posts on my site than I did when I made my highest grossing sales month. And plan to have 70-100 more by the time that month swings around again! I have an incredible base that I can just keep building and building on. I have a number of potentially very profitable posts that are not ranking where I want just now.
If everything I have planned for the coming year comes online then I can easily expect 2-3 Times the income! and who knows how much more beyond!
2017 has seen a huge number of success stories and some people are really bringing in a huge amount of money, but I do notice a lot of these seem to be Bootcamp site's. I am happy to say My site is a true Niche site (Travel) and I do not Promote WA at all. So anyone out there wondering if you really can make money from not promoting WA the answer is definitely yes!
My site has generated a staggering $100,000 in sales for my Affiliates so it's obvious the benefit I have to them and why this industry is booming. My site still generate tiny amounts of traffic 200-250 hits a day yet I am still making some tidy returns.
I literally can't wait to see what is in store in 2019. This time last year I was almost ready to give up after failing to even break even during the course of the year!
And that is the take home message. NEVER give up.
On top of the money my site has enabled me to take two incredible trips.
The first was part funded by my site, We hit L.A for a few days where we tried out the products we promote and had a great time. We have been to L.A a few times before and really never got on with the place! But due to the site we have created this time was a blast as we toured the Movie Studios the best beaches and all the site's and attractions in the area, all on our site's $$$
After this we hopped on a plane to simply the best place in the world. Maui Hawaii.
This was self funded and was more of a holiday but we used the experience to get a ton of photo's video's Story's and experiences for our site! After all this is what a travel site is all about.
Then in November we took our first FULLY funded Business trip! A looong weekend in New York. Flights and Hotels were paid for from the site's income and attractions funded by our partners! We had a blast as we toured around the City seeing a doing everything from the top of the skyscrapers, bus tours, museums and even a Doors-OFF Helicopter flight over the City.
NONE of that would have been possible without the site and without WA and as we head into 2019 we are already planning two more "once in a lifetime" trips.
I will end this with a few pictures As I can't go on about our trips without ....
HERE IS TO 2019!
Hogwarts Castle at Universal Studios
L.A Skyline from Griffith Observatory
Sunrise on Haleakala Volcano 10,000ft
Diving With Sharks !!!
Doors-Off Helicopter Flight Manhattan
Manhattan Skyline From Brroklyn
Top of the Empire State Building
Top of the Rock