About TDomena
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I'm a Lifestyle Activist and Internet Marketer at KOHA Inc. Lifestyle Improvement and Media Company. I help people with life hacks to improve in relationships, businesses, and person development.

Since I joined WA, I've chosen to breakup my non-niche-specific lifestyle blog into several niche blogs in hopes that the audience will appreciate the brand portfolio better that way. My sites are:

Personal site (author and speaker) - Tiffanydomena.com
My main business site - kohainc.org
Personal Finance: Money Growing Mom - moneygrowingmom.com
Entrepreneurship: How To Entrepreneur - howtoentrepreneur.org [the one I work on daily]
Healthy Living - Nutrition and Fitness: Healthy Living Mom - healthylivingmom.org
Christian Lifestyle and Bible Study - www.kingdomofheavenambassador.com
Emergency Preparedness, Survival Training, and Video Gaming (will be run by my 10-year old) - www.survivalgamer.org

My goal is to create a full time income for myself thru my blogs - replacing my freelance income no later than July 2018 (6 months after joining WA), and I can't wait to give away some great jobs! I imagine that I will keep my hands full (especially before I get help).

I plan to work 40 hours or more per week (in between my kids schedule) since I'm a stay home mom. I work during naps and stay up late because that's how bad I want this.

I do make a full time income from home now thru freelancing but I'm scaling back to take this journey by the reigns. I'd like to convert the majority of my income to affiliate marketing, ad revenue, and digital product sales.

The worse case scenario is that I try, right?

I'd love if you stop by my sites, follow my journey, I'll be posting all my strategies for success in each niche on their niche specific blogs. I'm guessing most people will be interested in how I take my business full time within the next 6 months, and it's likely those strategies will be posted mostly on www.tiffanydomena.com and www.howtoentrepreneur.org.

I look forward to connecting and encouraging one another along the way. To your success,

Tiffany Domena

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Update: 03/14/2019

My original post said I wanted to replace my freelance income within 6 months of joining Wealthy Affiliate and that did not happen. It may be possible for some, but it wasn't possible for me. Instead, I put my best effort forward, made a lot of mistakes (many I didn't realize until people in the community pointed them out) and now, it's been one year and I'm still working towards my full-time income.

I know how some of you feel that have been working at this and feel like you're not getting the exact results you want. The reality here is....

It was my fault.

My biggest mistakes so far were:
Dividing my time on too many sites
Dividing my time between too many offered services (creating content, managing SEO for others, doing web design, doing logos here and there, etc.)
and, Not honing in on a narrow enough niche

I realized affiliate marketing is a career field of its own and if I want it to work, I need to focus on it for now. Otherwise, if I continue to balance marketing as a whole, it'll take me longer to get results in affiliate marketing

This career field is much more complex than I originally gave it credit for. I thought my background (mostly in social media marketing online, digital book publishing, and with basic Wordpress tech skills) was sufficient to translate into SEO, and it wasn't.

Starting about 3-4 months into this journey, I decided to stop dividing my time on all of the various sites, and I started focusing on one. If you visit any of those, you'll notice a basic site structure, but only 10 or less posts (aside from the blog I had before joining here).

In my first year, I was publishing just about daily. In total, I was able to publish nearly 300 posts (when you combine all of the sites) and 250 posts on the one I decided to focus on. I wrote nearly 600,000 words and got up to 3000 pageviews/mo. I know that may not be that exciting for some people, but I want to be transparent about the work it has taken me thus far in the Entrepreneurship niche which is a lifestyle niche.

I was able to make nearly $1000 thru affiliate marketing, but my priorities still clashed quite a bit since I was doing local speaking, live networking, tending to my kids, managing my home, and offering marketing services.

My goal is to build an authority site in a broad lifestyle niche (entrepreneurship) and in my first year, I still didn't realize an exact strategy of how to hone in to create that result (even if I plan to branch out later).

Now things are different.

My husband has agreed that instead of balancing the freelance work, the family, and blogging, that I can work on blogging and the family. That's a big pay cut (a full-time income pay cut).

I'm grateful for his support, and I've been working every day from 8AM-530PM blogging since January 2019. I enjoy being available and present for my family and having my profession. I want both. I want to be impactful helping others using my skills in the community as well as in the home.

Prayerfully, I'll achieve my full-time income from affiliate marketing soon. It's truly my favorite way to make money even though I've made enough money from home freelancing to cover my middle-class lifestyle. I truly prefer affiliate marketing over a service-based business (especially since my husband has one and we have young kids). I'm committed to sticking with affiliate marketing, then adding additional income streams from there.

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Update: 09/02/2019

I'm now at 19 months of working on my website. It's funny how things have evolved since I came here (great decision, by the way!). Now, I haven't paid any attention to those original sites in nearly one year with the exception of the one that's currently bringing me almost a full-time income from affiliate sales--that's howtoentrepreneur.org.

I'm very close to earning 100% of my full-time income from affiliate sales alone. I've been shooting for $5000/mo in sales and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's crazy how website growth goes after the first year. At first, I felt like I was creating content for myself and a few crickets, but now, I'm having lots of people watching and listening to the content I'm creating and it continues to increase.

I started recording case studies of different experiments I'm trying and many of them are working very well. I also started recording updates with my journey. I started these video case studies at 15 months and I plan to do this monthly at least until I'm full-time. Check out my income growth, traffic growth, and affiliate marketing lessons here =====>>>> https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/tdomena/training
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Money I would be happy earning
150,000/year
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
150,000+
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
40 hours/week
 
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How much money would you be happy earning?
150,000/year

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
150,000+

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
40 hours/week
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JRawson Premium
Welcome!

Work hard and you'll learn great stuff! :)
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Kyle Premium
Your goals are totally realistic and when you achieve the first one, it will be just a matter of scaling to reach the second one. The Internet works wonderful when you have your formula for success down which you are going to be getting from the training here at WA.

Once you get this formula down the sky is truly the limit Tiffany! I look forward to working with you and seeing you make your goals a reality. :)
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I am super excited to learn from everyone here on WA and start listening to how I can become an amazing affiliate. I know for a fact that anyone who has the right motivation, substantial amount of time, the right confidence, and goals set in place can accomplish anything in life. Thank you for sharing your goals. :)
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Dapembe Premium
Hi Tiffany,

Thank you for your story, for your candidness ground in reality. I feel closer to you already for your honesty.

Best of luck to you in reaching your goals. It's tough balancing life while raising a young family. Something tells me your going to have massive success real soon.

May God bless you in your endeavors,

Doug
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TDomena Premium
Thanks! I appreciate all of the blessings! I'm definitely seeing an upward incline. You can read all about it in my WA blog posts here. I try to be as transparent as possible because there's lots of false information about this industry. It's definitely my favorite business model but it takes work like any other business.

For our construction business, it took lots of time, money, and work, but for some reason, people in this industry try to sugarcoat hard work. In my opinion, hard work that's enjoyable can be very fulfilling. I hope the best for you. I seriously think you can achieve your goals with this business model (especially when you have realistic expectations). I've seen people do it.
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Dapembe Premium
Thank you for your words of encouragement!
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TDomena Premium
You're welcome!
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marchanna Premium
amazing profile and great update about your efforts. Glad I checked this out more thoroughly given our exchange on your blog post about likes and dislikes. Kudos to you for trying to do so many very interesting websites, but I can see you've explained you ran out of time to do them all properly.

I wonder if you have honed down your niche from the very broad 'entrepreneurship' to something more focused? Maybe you indicated such and I missed it.

Definitely wishing you well on your efforts to make it work! cheers Marc.
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TDomena Premium
To answer your question...I only work on the entrepreneurship blog now, and yes, I have narrowed my focus quite a bit. I've been following the Bootcamp route and even chosen sub-niches within internet marketing to work on.
It's still a work in progress though. You can check out my website and Youtube channel and you'll see. Thanks for stopping by.
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marchanna Premium
the front-end blogging route is a great route but a long one to get paying results, is what I've learned. If I understand you correctly, your niche is now internet marketing expertise within entrepreneurship? It's not exactly clear but if I have time I'll check out your stuff.
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TDomena Premium
I'm building an authority site in the long view--that's a compilation of niches. To start, I'm focusing on internet marketing.
I agree it's not quick, but I see your background is in sales.

Most sales work is making contact with people. The nice thing about blogging is the ability to leverage going out to get customers, and instead, have them self-qualify (thru keyword research or social media) to come to you. It's very powerful after it's compounded and matured a bit.
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drric Premium
Hello TDomena,
Happy to have you in my network. Throughout your profile, you sound like one of those success stories that we will hear on the news.
Keep it up! Affiliate Marketing is the simplest way to earn an income online.
You'll reach your goals, you have the right mindset.
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TDomena Premium
Thanks so much! Wow! I'd love to be one of "those success stories". Haha. Thanks for the encouraging words. I look forward to getting to know you better and hearing more of your experiences and success.
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Pedrone Premium
wow! Tiffany, you certainly did thin yourself out! and I can imagine
how much time and work is required to run your set up! I'm just a slow learner and I try to concentrate on digitals products in saying so I meant to promote products that have affiliate programs ..
so most of the hard work is taken out and I concentrate on buying traffic, pay to advertise on social media on thirth party web space, etc, but I still learning all of that ....
anyway, thank you for following me back have a great day!
ciao:0)
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TDomena Premium
Haha. I can overwork myself sometimes, but I'm learning. I'm much more focused today than I was before.
I wouldn't say you're a slow learner. This topic is much bigger than it looks on the outside. I don't think anyone realizes the intricacies of internet marketing until you're in it.
Your plan sounds interesting. Paid traffic can definitely speed the process of getting results, but keeping the lifetime customer value comparable between paid methods and organic methods is a challenge in the long run. At some point, the organic methods tip the scale where they bring in more ROI than their paid counterparts. Try to work on both.
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Pedrone Premium
Yes I agree totally with you Tiffany, in working with both as every coin has two faces and the Yin and Yang philosophy ...... but as you know they both counteract and working in tandem:0) one need the other to keep the balance!
have a good Day:0)
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TDomena Premium
I totally agree! Best wishes for your success.
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Pedrone Premium
I feel more confident ...even if is not that easy at all
ahahah ah ah!
ciao
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TDomena Premium
That's great Pedrone. That means you're going in the right direction.
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RHarding1 Premium
Hi Trisha,
I have just read through all your bio and coming to the end I was thinking "did she achieve her goal of a full time income in 6 months from starting out?" then, there was my answer in your update.
I have to say, having now read everything, your determination to make this work for you seems unlimited and that has to be admired greatly. Do keep it up and I am convinced you will achieve success.
Also, please keep us informed of progress because you now have me hooked onto your story.
As a result I have followed you and I wish you all the best.
Cheers,
Richard
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TDomena Premium
I sure will. I have several posts, my website, and now a Youtube channel you can watch to follow along. Thanks for reaching out and letting me know my story has interested you. It's people like you who make it motivating to continue sharing. I am determined to make this work, so I'll be sharing my journey and hopefully. it can help you too.
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