This Stupid Mistake Cost me $800
If you want to continue to grow your business, you should be consistently working on it. But if you have an older website you don’t update or check as often, you should at the VERY least be logging in from time to time to make sure everything is still running smoothly, and things like themes, plugins and WordPress itself is all up to date. (Or hire someone to do this!!!)
Well I am guilty of not keeping up on things like I should have been with one of my websites... and guess what happened? Because of some sort of technical issue I didn’t catch (because I just didn’t bother to even check the website for a month) the pages weren’t loading properly and I lost out on an ENTIRE MONTH of traffic and sales.
This website varies a lot in month to month earnings, but usually April I can earn around $800 from this site alone.
Sidenote: As you can see from the above screenshot taken from Google Analytics, this website does not get a huge amount of traffic (around 150 - 200 visit per day) This is the power of QUALITY traffic.. If you know how to attract the right audience, you don't need a tons of visits to earn money.
That is $800 in LOST REVENUE. $800 is a lot of money.
Passive income is great, but it still requires regular maintenance to work properly. If you don't want to bother to do it yourself, hire someone else to do it for you.
II realize this is my fault, and I could have caught the issue much sooner if I had just been a little more caring of my website!
Your websites can eventually earn you passive income - but don’t take advantage of that fact too much. You still NEED to keep up on things, even if you aren’t spending a lot of time on a particular website anymore.
I hope you can all learn from my mistake. :)