Wealthy Affiliate Challenge Results - Nov 2016
For this post to make sense you must read my prior results here...
Next let's look at my short term goals results summary...
(Set 11th Oct 2016 - Updated 17th Nov 2016)
1. List Building. Build my list to 5000 subscribers (293 11th Oct 16 - Now 364 according to Active Campaign a 22% increase over the month.)
2. Help my subscribers more (not sure how to measure this but I wanted it listed) - Sharing more content that I love and the resources I use to achieve stuff... 🙂
3. Test and implement a new list building idea (will document as progress) - more below...
4. Write product reviews for 3 additional products that I like and use. Done ...ish, more below.
5. Journal my actions, process, and results consistently within a period I can live with (less than 2 years - probably bi-weekly). Looks like Monthly.
My site wide challenge for this site is to build up it's average earnings from the Wealthy Affiliate program to $1,000 per month.
So I need to add metrics into my short term goals template above to make reporting easier.
For now over the last 24 months I've earned $10571 which is a monthly average of $440.45
The other metric I wanted to share was how many new premium members I get per month. The two year average is 4.41 per month.
However the last 12 month average is only 2.66 per month...
Which is either due to my getting worse at conversion or a reflection of the increased competition from other WA affiliates.
Guess which I'm blaming?
A side note for those wanting to promote WA. The folks that do really well promoting WA tend to use the protecting people from online scams angle as taught in the WA bootcamp.
Personally I don't enjoy writing about crap products, so I rarely do it.
Though I probably should.
Product reviews I have done
Shiny Object Lemonade - A Warrior special offer (product of the day) from Lee Murray. Really enjoyed this... great read, inspiring angle, proven affiliate strategy.
Evergreen Affiliate Profits - Love the idea of this training... gives you ONE great affiliate program to promote in the dog training niche and teaches ONE free traffic method to promote it. Simple.
I did buy a few more products for review, but didn't like them enough to bother with.
List Building / Email Marketing
Though I've specified my list target at 5000 subscribers I'm not wanting to compromise on quality. Meaning I want subscribers interested in affiliate marketing who'll be opening my emails.
The image below shows a steady 2 new subscribers per day which hasn't changed from last month, but unsubscribes have gone down from 1 a day.
I'm very much learning the whole email marketing piece, I know it's the right way to go but I want to make sure I learn how to add value for subscribers before going all out to add new ones.
Currently I'm liking the post title image idea as used on this post. It gives me a chance to add color to otherwise text heavy content. I use a great program called Photoscrape to do this. Quick easy and free.
I use the Thrive Content Builder for editing WordPress. It's a premium plugin that makes editing in WordPress fun.
For example it allows me to design content templates like the one above for my short term goals. I can then simply add and edit these templates to any content I wish.
This saves me a lot of time and helps me become more creative.
Check out this video review of the Thrive Content Builder here...
If you have any questions please fire away in the comments below...