My Business Achieved 1,600% Growth in 2013...Is That Possible?

Last Update: January 06, 2015

Happy 2014 WA community!

I'm writing this a bit late as January is nearly half over, but I wanted to update everyone on my progress over the past year.

I want to start off by saying that 2013 was not a good year for me. I've been dealing with a health issue for the past several months that has been causing all kinds of problems, including making it difficult for me to work as hard as I know I should be at my online business. However, I've been pushing through and just trying to focus on things one day at a time. It sucks what life can throw at you, but sometimes you just have to learn to deal.

But, however horrible 2013 was, it was also a year of accomplishments.

I joined WA in late January, stepped outside my comfort zone and started my own online business. I have learned SO much (and of course still continue to learn each and every day!) from the training and community here. I cannot thank everyone enough, including Kyle and Carson. They must be superhero geniuses.

From the moment I made my first sale, I knew this was serious business and I never gave up. I may have taken the occasional hiatus, but the part that matters is I always came back to my business.

I did not give up.

Here's my quarterly earnings chart from last year

Note that I've crossed out all numbers here. I am not trying to brag or show off how much I am making, I am merely trying to show the amount of GROWTH I have been experiencing, and that it's 100% achievable for anybody.

People sometimes can get caught up on the actual numbers, but the part that matters is I'm experiencing consistent and exceptional growth.

Realize that Internet Marketing earnings can be a roller coaster, but hang in there and let it average out!

Some months are amazing for earnings and others will suck. This depends a lot on your niche and the shopping habits of your customers.

When charting actual monthly earnings you'll notice the dips -

If you experience a sudden drop in earnings from one month to the next, you're not necessarily doing anything wrong. Many times this is just the nature of retail sales, so don't let it deter you from working hard! Just keep plugging along and let everything work itself out - it will average out!

I calculated that from the first quarter to the last of 2013, my business grew by OVER 1,600% percent!

This is the formula I used:

(Current Earnings - Previous Earnings) / Previous Earnings

x 100 = % Growth

I used my quarterly earnings for this - (quarter 4 - quarter 1)/quarter 4, but you can use this formula to calculate growth from quarter to quarter and from year to year too.

Quarterly Growth - 2013

Quarter 1 - Quarter 2 = 99.9% growth

Quarter 2 - Quarter 3 = 43% growth

Quarter 3 - Quarter 4 = 62% growth

Overall from Quarter 1 - Quarter 4 = 1,647% growth

Now, I realize this number is seriously inflated considering this is my first year in business and I have nothing to previously compare it to. I will have to compare my quarterly earnings from last year to this year once I reach that point, just to see how I am truly growing.

However, I am simply demonstrating the growth potential of building your own business on the internet. You can build something out of basically nothing and earn like crazy from it. It may sound absurd, but it really works!

Did it take a long time to achieve this? Heck yeah, but I definitely do NOT regret it.

I would like to continue growing like crazy throughout 2014. My goal is to have a growth of 300% for the year. :)


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SVajapeyam Premium
Wendy this is really AWESOME, I feel I'm really blessed by the divine to have come to WA. I wll surely follow your footsteps to achieve some thing like this
pmarkey Premium
awesome thanks for sharing this, great encouragement
Tgilliland Premium
That is great. Congrats and keep going
markmartin1 Premium
Thank you for that made my day.
Rosenbo Premium
I read this for the first time almost a year and a half after it was written. Are you still here Wendyjane? I hope so, and hope your health issue is only a memory by now. I'm pciking up the IM-thread for the second time, and this time I am determined to succeed and will not give up. Reading this post gives me a relly good feeling, thank you for sharing!
SMcGouran Premium
I'm so glad I read this Wendy, thank you and delighted that your perseverance paid off in the end!
jorgeoca Premium
Thank you Wendy, the fact that you are battling heath problems and even so achieving these results, motivate me more to focus on this business.
Very motivating. Thank you.
VickiB Premium
This is really encouraging thanks I'm new today
RobertM Premium
Hi Wendy, Thanks for the great post and more so showing your growth charts. Putting that sort of information out here, can only give couragement to those like myself to see what we can achieve if we believe in ourselves and stick with it. Also sorry to hear about your health issues and hope all will be well again soon. All the very best to you.
wendyjane Premium
No problem Robert, that was my intention for sure. :) Oh, and everything is going pretty well health-wise, thank you.
pyrenees1982 Premium
First of all, am sorry knowing your health condition; myself likewise have health issues(gout). I will include you in my prayer intentions. On "build my website" portion; I use one of the free given by WA, by just filling up info needed, then says am done. is that all?
wendyjane Premium
Well your site at that point is "built" but it's by no means "done". Now comes the fun part of logging in and adding content to your website!
Sebita80 Premium
Wow. Now, that's encouraging. Thanks for sharing this. Seb
msh2501 Premium
Thank you for sharing. It tells me that it is possible. Martha
blamb6227 Premium
well done and best of wishes
GayFloyd Premium
Thanks for letting us newbies know that it does work. From your post I felt your strength and perservance come through. I think you'll make that magic 300%. Good Luck!
wildcatblue2 Premium
Way to hang in there Wendy, this goes to show the rest of us what it takes, perseverance and hard work over the long term even when the results are not showing up at first. Inspirational indeed, and congratulations and best of wishes for the rest of 2014 and beyond!

Jack :)
Bryant88 Premium
Very inspirational and informative in regards to maintaining the right long term mindset, thanks.
cubandane Premium
Wow Wendy, That is inspirational. You sure put some work in and good on you for getting there in a pretty good time. Great to see a real live person get there within the first few days of joining WA. I am spurred on. All the best to you and hope your charts keep rising to at least the magik 300%. I shall watch your progress. Good luck.
JimintheWeb Premium
Love the fighter in you!

Inspirational, Wendy. Ya gonna addendum Q1 of 014?

Glad you overcame the “health issue(s)” of 013. And I am glad that the other animals did not take you out, you know how other packs can be with the weak & sickly.

You’re the wolf.
wendyjane Premium
I will have to do another post at the end of this year to compare it to last year!

Yeah, the health stuff is better but not 100%... the doctors still don't know what is wrong, I am just hoping for the best and that whatever it is will cure itself.

Yes, yes I am. ;)
Awesome. Your perseverance, despite trials, proves that with dedication, a goal, vision or dream can be realized. Thanks!
rodkrug Premium
Wow, you give me hope.
Guts, Gumption and Attitude. What a Wonderful combination !!!


wendyjane Premium
Haha thank you!! You rock.
Fezd Premium
Great post. 1600% is awesome! I can only imagine the joy of having a site that improves that much.

But why did you cross out the earnings? Of course it is up to you if you want to post what you earn, but earning reports are so fun to see, as it raises our hopes for our own sites!

Maybe its just me though :D

Keep up the great work!
wendyjane Premium
Hey, thanks! I didn't post my earnings here because I was focusing on the growth, and that is the most important part!

If you are interested in knowing the real numbers, send me a PM and I would be more than willing to discuss it with you. :)

annikaerbe Premium
Great ! Health issues are no fun at all. Have been dealing with that myself over the last couple of years. That is one of the reasons I want to try to earn an income working from home (and to spend time with my kids of course). Feel better and continued success!!
wendyjane Premium
Yeah, it really is pretty horrible. It was not my initial reason for wanting to earn money online, but I am so glad it all happened while I didn't have to worry about working a real job... I would have probably been fired for being sick all the time! Thank you so much for the kind comment and follow! :)
IveTriedThat Premium
This is fantastic news Wendy! Very encouraging. Thanks for taking the time to share :)
wendyjane Premium
Thank you Steve, and I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment! :)
nathaniell Premium
Amazing. It's really spectacular when you think about it. 1600% growth, and I'd bank that you spent just a few hundred bucks to keep everything running for 12 months. This sounds a lot better than getting a $100k loan from the bank and being profitable 3 years down the road (as a brick and mortar business might be).

Thanks for putting everything in numbers. I'm going to go calculate mine!
wendyjane Premium
Yeah, that is one aspect that attracted me to online business...your start up costs are SO low, yet the potential to grow and succeed is HUGE! You're right, I only had to spend a few hundred to keep my business going all year.

Honestly I can't even imagine going $100K into debt to get a brick and mortar business going... I have complete respect for those that do it...but I personally am not in the position to take a risk like that! For now I am going to stick with the "safety" of web

I can't wait til I have previous years of established business to really compare things. Anyway, yes go calculate!! :)
Debintexas1 Premium
Love seeing this!! It's very encouraging to me as I became a Premium member the first of January. I can't wait to see what this next year will bring! Congrats!!
wendyjane Premium
I am sure if you keep at it and follow the training here, you'll be amazed at how far you'll be by the end of the year! I wish you all the best Deb! :)
Sades143605 Premium
Great job! This is inspiring for a newbie like myself!
wendyjane Premium
thank you :)