Just a Few. Beautiful. Drops.
Greetings, friends. How are ya? I do hope all is well and that you're life is filled with growth, learning and love. I know mine is, and I'm ever thankful.
Had to write because, yesterday, I saw at last what I've been working for for many months (16 to be exact) - sales on Amazon.
Are they big? Nope. Does it equal my worth, and the time and toil I've put into my site up to now?? Not even close. But they DO represent progress, and, though I'm a realist, I am nonetheless an OPTIMISTIC realist. So this has to be shared as a sign of how we all can win at this.
The green arcs in the picture above are what you see when Amazon pays out transactions to you. It's what you want to see, believe me.
I have managed in the past to eke out a couple sales by implementing the free "Google Ads" money that Google offers when you first sign up. It gives you those huge boosts of "fake traffic".
I call it fake 'cuz those numbers only occur when you artificially draw them through ad campaigns. It's not a true sign of how many people dig your site.
So up 'til now, if I didn't put out a huge ad, I got nothing.
What's odd is... I HAVE had a LOT of people click my links and go to Amazon. A LOT.
But nobody would buy.
It's like fishing for days, months... with the bobber dipping all the time, but landing no fish.
But now, I can't say that. Three people have bought through my links this week with no other impetus than what's in my articles.
About @#$# time. LOL
But consider, it took me 123 posts, all over 1500 words, and many above 2500, and many with videos, to have this finally happen.
Let that sink in for a bit.
123 posts. Researching them. Recording videos. Recording audio. Finding or creating just the right pictures.
Do you have that kind of patience?? Can you keep going through that, knowing this biz is NOT gonna get you "rich quick"?? That you'll have to work really hard and hear many say what you're doing is a waste of time and resources??
If you can say yes, then you'll probably succeed. A lot of this is just a numbers game, and you have to have a "farmer's commitment" to this Internet "soil" if you're going to mine anything memorable and lucrative. It takes perseverance with no remuneration.
Then, one day... a drop. Like a miracle at a dead well; a breakthrough from an abandoned, rusty faucet. A day... that drips promise.
Then another drop.
Soon enough, the thirsty will gather, and after so long, they will find desire quenched.
Those that haven't made it yet, keep going, right with me.
Those that have this working awesomely and are making a killing, please continue to share with us your insights, methods, warnings and "secrets". For every human, we "don't know what we don't know", and your help is vital to us finding that cool, cool water.
On other fronts, my stats continue to rise, both on my website, and on social media. Instagram especially is really gaining steam and followers, tho' I haven't reached 1,000 yet. I personally have used Gramblr for over 8 months and it's been excellent at building my traffic with people who are appropriate to my niche.
That's all for now.
Hope when my 2 years is up in October I'll be able to tell you I bought a yacht. LOL