06/10/19 – Last update for 4 weeks

I am now almost 3 months in to my membership with Wealthy Affiliate and this week I have pushed through Phase 5 with ease. The final part of the Phase sees a 6-week plan of writing content which will then bring me to Phase 6. Rather than 6-weeks I am going to slim this down a little to 4-weeks, and also I have decided that I will not be doing any weekly updates during this time so I can purely concentrate on creating new content.

I have created some keyword-rich content within the last couple of weeks that I am eagerly waiting for Google to index. I am hoping soon to have one or two conversions, that is people creating a new account with Wealthy Affiliate from one of my articles.

Here’s my final update for now:

Wealthy Affiliate Training Progress

Affiliate Bootcamp:
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From 10% to 69% this week which I am pleased with. As you can see I am now on the lesson “Creating a 6-week plan of attack”.

Wealthy Affiliate Community


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A small drop in my rank, and a couple of new followers.

Social Networking

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I have barely spent any time on social media this week as I’ve pushed through Phase 5. I did upload a new article which has had a couple of retweets and comments.

Google Analytics

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Nice healthy increase this week, and drop in bounce rate. Session duration has really increased so users are spending longer reading and engaging. This hopefully means my articles are improving.

Any other comments

Another good week, not sure how the next 4 weeks will go, see you soon!

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29/09/19 – Phase 5 Audiences & Referrals

Have you ever ran a marathon? Well for those who have they will know what I mean by hitting “the wall”. Last week I feel that was my point, I felt fatigued, negative, and out of energy. I did not want to go on.

Luckily this week I’ve had second wind and a surge of energy to push on through the training right through to the end (I hope!).

I’ve finally left Phase 4 which felt like it was going on forever, and in to “Phase 5 [of 7] Knowing your audiences & Catapulting your referrals”. This phase looks deeper in to the use of video, ways of connecting to your audience, and how to capture maximum invites and referrals.

I actually took the plunge this week and did something I never thought I would, that it to create my own YouTube channel. You can see this video here.

Stats for this week:

Wealthy Affiliate Training Progress

Affiliate Bootcamp:

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Now 10% in to Phase 5. This is quite a large section, almost double the number of tasks. Let’s hope it doesn’t take me twice as long as Phase 4!

Wealthy Affiliate Community

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Again a small decline of my rank even though I have pushed through a fair amount of training, and made some contribution to the community. 8 more followers, I also did a very short post referring to a “Jaaxywhack” ! 😀

Social Networking

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A nice increase to my Followers list, again mainly from the writing community, but also a number of like minded entrepreneurs and internet marketers.

Google Analytics

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A healthy increase in the number of visits again, but also and increase in the bounce rate. Bit like a roller coaster at the moment!

Any other comments

Nothing else to report, been a good week really, and I’m feeling more positive to the outcome once my training is complete.

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22/09/19 – Affiliate Bootcamp half way point!

This week I have pushed through the half-way point of the Wealthy Affiliate Bootcamp training. As you may have observed the past 2 or 3 weeks the pace has really slowed down. I have found it increasingly difficult time wise with other commitments, but also motivation. It’s now been a couple of months since I joined Wealthy Affiliate, at this point I am really finding it tough to keep up the momentum.

This is how it’s looking this week:

Wealthy Affiliate Training Progress

Affiliate Bootcamp:
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10 tasks complete this week. I actually had to skip part of the training. The task was to share a video from Wealthy Affiliate, but sadly the video was so old (6 years) it wasn’t worth writing an article over and sharing.

Wealthy Affiliate Community


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Gradual decline down to 23366. I put this down to the slower pace of training. A couple of new followers added to my network. No new posts this week.

Social Networking

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A nice increase over the past week mainly from the #WritingCommunity of Twitter.

Google Analytics


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Same pattern as last week. Number of users has more than halved however the bounce rate has significantly dropped to 50%, this means we are seeing an increase of quality of visits.

Any other comments

The end?

I’ve really debated throwing in the towel recently. This is not really anything against Wealthy Affiliate but more to do with the enormity of the task and the commitment Internet Marketing requires in order to produce the results. It is no wonder most give in too soon. For this reason I cannot quit, not yet anyway, it hasn’t broken me just yet. And a slow progress is better than no progress at all I would say.

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15/09/2019 -Phase 4 Get Visual

This week marks the start of ‘Phase 4 – Get Visual. Get Aesthetic. Get a Brand Through Media’. This section of the training concentrates more on the visual design of the website, leveraging the use of images better, videos, and logos.

Again this week I have really struggling with committing time to my Wealthy Affiliate training. It’s not that I didn’t want to, it’s being able to give the time with other personal commitments and a full-time job. Sometimes this does have it’s benefits however, it always me to think over what I will be doing next and to come up with new ideas.

This is how we are looking at the end of this week:

Wealthy Affiliate Training Progress

Affiliate Bootcamp:

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7 tasks completed this. My next task is to write a blog using a video from Wealthy Affiliate classroom. This will be useful for readers to see how the Wealthy Affiliate training works, and hopefully if they are interested in learning too this will convert to a new sign-up.

Wealthy Affiliate Community

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Again a slight decrease in my rank as I have not progressed much through the training, and not contributed a great deal to the community. I did however use the live chat which I haven’t before, and thus 6 new members are following me.


Social Networking

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Quite an increase in the number of followers which has taken me over the 1,000 mark.

Google Analytics

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I’m going to present the results of Google Analytics a little differently now. Hopefully its clearer. This week the number of visitors has decreased a little however the bounce rate has dropped. This is better as it shows users are making better use of the site, rather than a larger number of visitors visiting then leaving promptly.

Any other comments

Next week I hope to push through Phase 3 a little quicker. In my mind I’d like to get through the entire training as quickly as possible so that I am then able to use what I have learnt to produce quality content.

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08/09/2019 – Nearing the end of Phase 3

It’s been a bit of a tough week for me personally, just lots on so I have not been able to commit much time to training. That said I nearly reached my target of completing Phase 3 of Bootcamp training.

Therefore not a lot to report this week, and even this evening I am pushed for time so I for that reason shall crack on…

Wealthy Affiliate Training Progress

Affiliate Bootcamp


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8 tasks completed this week. At the end of this Phase it’s recommended to take several weeks off training and push on with writing articles, however since this is what my site is all about I will press on with the training.

Wealthy Affiliate Community


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My Rank has dropped a little this week. I’ve made very little contribution to the community this week so it’s of no surprise. A couple more followers.

Social Networking

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It’s been nice to watch my Followers mostly naturally increase over the past week. Most of my posts now get some kind of interaction.

Google Analytics

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First full week of Google Analytics. 72 page views in a week lets see if this changes much from now on. Bounce rate is a little high, should be no more than 70% else we have an issue with the content.

Any other comments

Not a lot else to report this week. I have added in an affiliate link to WA on the right hand side as part of the training. Onwards to Phase 4 next week, lets see what that is all about….

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01/09/2019 – Google Analytics!

Wow, it’s September already, where is the year going?!

This week I pressed on with Twitter, for the first few days I continued to follow many users, like posts, re-tweet, comment etc etc. Now my followers are organically increasing which is great to see.

One of the training tasks was a speed test of my writing skills, what content could I produce in 30 minutes without thinking too much about the topic. If you’d like to see the results of this test see my blog posts on Wealthy Affiliate entitled “Two weeks of Twitter”.

Finally, the next part of the training was to install Google Analytics. YES! I have wanting to do this part for a while now. Finally, I can start to see if this website is actually being viewed, duration of visits, popular pages etc. I will now include this in my weekly report.

As usual, here’s this week’s progress:

Wealthy Affiliate Training Progress

Affiliate Bootcamp


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9 tasks completed this week. I’m hoping by the end of next week to complete Phase 3.

Wealthy Affiliate Community

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My Rank has picked up a little this week as I have pushed on with the training, and contributed another blog post. Couple more followers in my network too.

Social Networking

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Number of followers has greatly increased. I’ve targeted the ‘writing community’ a lot as I feel this is closely related to what I am doing here and is a good audience. No changes or updates to the Facebook pages this week.

Google Analytics

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The Google Analytics code was only installed mid week so the stats are not reflective of the entire week, but good to see some activity.

Any other comments

Another problem experienced a few days ago. My website was running incredibly slow. This was quickly resolved by the support team at Wealthy Affiliate although I didn’t receive an answer as to what the issue was.

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25/8/19 – A week of Twitter

This week as we near the end of August, I haven’t made much progress in terms of Wealthy Affiliate training but that’s not to say I haven’t been busy or it’s gone to waste. Remember last week I created a new article ‘4 REASONS WHY YOU WON’T QUIT THE 9-5 JOB YOU HATE‘? I posted this on my new Twitter account. Out of 172 impressions the article was viewed just ONCE! Hmm…

I soon learnt that this was really a numbers game, and I had to up my game! This week has been all about Twitter. Although I have been ‘active’ on Twitter for 9 years, I really haven’t used it. Armed with my new account I started to share news, comment on trending items, posted updates, followed people, re-tweeted etc etc. 8 days in, I have 244 followers! It’s really become quite enjoyable and addictive too.

To give you some perspective to the first paragraph, my latest comment on a trending item has had over 32,000 impressions and growing!

I’ll now include the social aspect as part of my weekly blog as I think this will be interesting…

Here’s this weeks progress:

Wealthy Affiliate Training Progress

Affiliate Bootcamp

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Just a few tasks completed from last week. This was to upload an engaging article which has kick started my Twitter journey.

Wealthy Affiliate Community

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My rank has dropped a little as I haven’t progressed much on my training, nor have I interacted a great deal on Wealthy Affiliate so it’s to be expected. Again my network of followers has organically grown a little from 66 to 74.

Social Networking

I’ve created a new Facebook business page, and community group, but not ‘pushed’ this out as yet. Twitter has kicked off to a great start

Twitter

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Here is my first post on my profile, vs a comment I made on a trending article, the results are quite astonishing.

Any other comments

This week I had to call on a little help from my coach and Wealthy Affiliates support. Must say I was impressed. I had a reply within the hour from my coach, and withing minutes from support. The issue was soon resolved. Great!

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18/08/19 – Let’s Get Social

Yep it’s the part of the training I’ve been dreading – social engagement! Let me explain. At the start of this week my Facebook account was disabled, Twitter – an abysmal 15 followers, and Instagram a grand total of 2x photo uploads.

I dragged my feet in to Phase 3 of the training and just couldn’t get any motivation. So much so I wrote this blog on Wealthy Affiliate. Within minutes, I was getting positive and motivating replies from fellow Wealthy Affiliate members with their thought’s and experiences.

By the end of this week a negative start has been turned in to a positive. I have re-enabled my Facebook account, created a new group. I have also started a new Twitter account dedicated to Internet Marketing.

Here’s this week’s progress:

Wealthy Affiliate Training Progress

Affiliate Bootcamp



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Progress a little slow this week as discussed above. I have also been doing a fair amount of prep work with my Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Wealthy Affiliate Community

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Quite a leap again from 27220. I have been engaging a fair amount on Wealthy Affiliate this week, including my new blog post. My network of followers is naturally increasing as the weeks pass.

Any other comments

I have decided I will change my drop down section ‘Alternate Training’ to ‘Articles’ on this site for useful posts which I can share socially.

As mentioned above I created a new Twitter account yesterday. I tweeted using a Trending hash tag and within minutes, I got my first follower. Today another!

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11/08/19 – I’ve had a break

This week I have been away on holiday which means I have done no training, uploaded any new content, or made any changes. For consistency I will report progress in the usual format:

Wealthy Affiliate Training Progress

Affiliate Bootcamp

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At this point Kyle does suggest a 10-day break from training, so my holiday sat perfectly. I will continue training from tomorrow.

Wealthy Affiliate Community

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Wow…. that’s quite a change from last week (was 60815). A little odd since I’ve not done anything this week. I’ve asked the Wealthy Affiliate community why this is, perhaps a delay? Actually this is a good test. How long does it take to get an answer? I asked the question at 20:24…. let’s see. I was just about to publish this when I had a notification to say I’d had a reply to my question, which was at 20:32. 8 minutes to receive a reply, that’s pretty impressive right? And the answer is, yes there is a delay, so my work from last week has pushed up my ranking.

Revenue / Income

Obviously nothing as yet…. I’ve decided I will omit this section for now so it won’t appear from next week – unless of course I have a referral.

Any other comments

The break was needed this week, albeit it has played on my mind a little that no progress has been made. Back to it tomorrow. Next in the training we look at the social side, this will possibly be my least favourite section!

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04/08/19 – One month in, how’s it looking?

I’m not going to lie, this week has been TOUGH! My WA experience is just shy of a month now. This week I have just felt exhausted, I am not used tackling something like this nearly every evening when my body and mind is shutting down and ready for sleep. Coupled with a real sense of self-doubt has made it the most difficult time so-far.

I also hit a bit of a roadblock with the training. The end of Phase 2 of the Bootcamp tasks you with doing a review. What could I review? I didn’t feel I could review WA at this point, not properly. After a couple of days I did have a brainwave. ‘Six Figure Mentors’. I can across these guys before WA, they offer training too but they are way more expensive! If you want to know more about them you can read my review here. I’ve put under another drop down called ‘Alternate Training’, I may changed this.

As with my last blog, here’s my progress this week:

Wealthy Affiliate Training Progress

Affiliate Bootcamp:

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Wow, I’ve actually surprised myself as I didn’t realise just how much progress I have made since last week. Phase 2 is now complete which brings me on to the Social side of Affiliate Marketing. I’m not looking forward to this. I’m not really in to social networking, getting likes, followers or ‘friends’. So this could be interesting…

Wealthy Affiliate Community

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Oh dear, a drop from 50132 last week, but it was to be expected really. I have concentrated on the training and my site rather than the community side of things.

x2 more followers so people are reading my content on the WA community.

Revenue / Income

No change here. I’m not sure I should even have this section yet. I don’t want to mislead readers in to thinking I am expecting anything yet. Honestly I think it will be more like 6 months before I expect anything at all!

Any other comments

As above, this week has been difficult. I’m still having real doubts about Wealthy Affiliates approach to affiliate marketing. WordPress websites? Can they really do it anymore? I guess I haven’t done enough training yet to find out…. Onwards!

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