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Update – What’s Working For Me

It’s June already…half of the year is already gone! Now is a great time to assess those New Years goals. Are you on track or did you fall completely off the track? In January I talked about my Amazon challenge and how I wanted to get to $5K/mo by June. Well, that didn’t happen!

BUT, as much as I want my niche blogs to be out there generating me that all so important passive income REALITY says…I need to meet a certain monthly goal by a certain time. I’m happy I set up niche affiliate blogs for the passive income that I do get on auto pilot. But if I’m going to reach my goals in a certain amount of time then I had to change things up….STAT!

I was sooo discouraged by the constant up and down rankings and the complication of building backlinks and not knowing how Google was going to react. I had to change something…and I feel so much better about my business now.

I’m not going to say that what I’m doing is the best way to make money online or that it’s easier.  I’m just able to see results faster…which is very important to me right now. I will definitely continue building my Amazon niche blogs and I even found some really good Adsense niches I want to get into once my other income is at a stable level.

So what exactly is working for me right now?

Looking at my PayPal sales I went from taking in roughly $900 in the month of March to over $3000 in the month of May.  And I’m aiming to double my sales for this month. As you can see I’m going to continue to do what’s working for me!

This income came from the following:

  • Services (mostly article writing)
  • PLR (PLR a La Carte and Health PLR Club – my own sites)
  • Affiliate Marketing (promoting other people’s products)
  • My own Affiliate Program
  • Basically all through my EMAIL LIST!

Of course, I had expenses so it’s not like it was all profit. However, once I have the systems and offers in place they run on autopilot and with little expense.

I now see the POWER in creating relevant OFFERS to an email list. It doesn’t matter if it’s your product or if it’s just a great product that you want to tell others about.

I attribute my growth to 1.) finding out what is working for me 2.) doing more of that 3.) working smarter (i.e. putting systems into place and creating more offers) and 4.) above all being focused and not spreading myself too thin!

So now that I’m seeing results I need to ramp it up. I EXPECT growth! I have to put better systems in place. I need to perfect my sales funnels and create more offers. I just bought the Profits Theme. So far, I can see I’m going to really like it.  I can’t wait to see how this helps to improve my sales funnels. There’s much work to do! But it’s fun!

I’d love to know! How you are doing with your goals! Are you on track? Did you change directions?

By Lisa

Hi, I'm Lisa and I help coaches and course creators grow their audiences and increase sales with Facebook ads.

10 replies on “Update – What’s Working For Me”

Lisa,

This is a great update. I am thrilled to see that you weren’t chained to your goals but were able to adapt and find some things that are working for you.

JW Ginn

Hey there! How’s mama and baby!? Yes sir, you have to be flexible in this game! You have to go with what’s working and change up when needed. I’m not so into ONE way that I over look other ways to create income online. Thanks for stopping by!

Thank you so much for writing about changing direction.
I feel as though I now have permission to do the same!
I’ve been feeling guilty for not sticking to my goals that I set myself at the beginning of the year which is silly really.
But other opportunities have arisen that I didn’t anticipate and I have had to put my other plans on the back burner.
I’m definitely guilty of trying to spread myself too thinly!
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Hi Julie!

I actually felt bad too about writing about what my plan was and then not sticking with it. BUT if other things are working out for me and I’m determined to meet a certain goal then I MUST be flexible! There are so many ways to make a living online. You have to do what is right for you and not just blindly follow the advice of others. 🙂

I know I can’t wait for our little girl to be born either. Especially since it’s been so hot around here too. Not fun waddling around in the heat and humidity! 🙂 It’s almost time for us though!

Congrats Lisa on finding what works for you. I too have been disappointed with the result versus the work I am putting into affiliate marketing and am looking at how best to use the vast knowledge I have accumulated over the past 2 years .

Hope I can really find what will finally work for me too.
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Thanks for sharing, Lisa. I appreciate your honesty in sharing what you’re making and in not being afraid to change directions.

I too have begun to shift away from niche affiliate marketing and am concentrating more on my various PLR efforts. I finally feel like I’m on track for this year.

And, I couldn’t agree with you more about Melissa’s Sweetie Marketing Insider program. She just makes everything seem so clear, and following her directions has been such a big help for me in getting focus.
Jenny recently posted..Coaching PLR Clearance Sale- Learn Guitar PLR- Vegan Lifestyle PLR- and More

Hi Ingrid!

If you keep searching and trying out different methods I have no doubt you WILL find the thing or things that work for you too. That’s part of the game I’m realizing anyway.

You have to keep doing things – testing, tweaking, trying new methods. Before you know it things are gelling and you start seeing results. From there you just increase what you are doing and then you start getting momentum.

Best wishes to you and thanks for stopping by!!

Hey Jenny!

PLR is great! I like your PLR idea (compiling various PLR resources) too. Doesn’t it feel GREAT to feel on track!?

Isn’t Melissa’s Insider program great? I really feel like she helped me focus in and realize what it is that I truly want out of my business. I’m constantly going back and re-reading some of the information so I can put into action.

Thanks for stopping by!!

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