The fifth week of the challenge to make money blogging was right smack in the middle of the 60 day undertaking. Often during a longer term challenge, somewhere around the middle of it, participants begin to lose the momentum. It is no different for many of us who are participating in this project. The blogging is wearing us out and we have to spring back. I too was beginning to feel the loss of the momentum.
We only need to remind ourselves that success is intentional and deliberate and if we want it badly enough we will achieve it.
So if we get hit and knocked down we need to jump right back and remember how badly we want to succeed.
You see, most people don’t really want to succeed. They only think that they do, but deep inside they don’t really believe it. For many, achieving success is only a wishful thinking or a daydream.
To succeed, a person needs to want it as badly as he wants to breathe!
- A successful person or a champion, unlike a wishful thinker, pursues his goal with sheer vigor and crystal clear focus.
- A champion will train while everyone else is tired and relaxing
- A champion will not give up when everyone else is saying that it is too hard
- A champion will find a way when others find a way not to
- A champion knows defeat but understands victory better
- A champion knows that with 3 seconds left there is plenty of time
- A champion loves the challenge, loathes the lull and enjoys the sweat
- A champion is the captain of his journey and his vessel, the champion-ship (adapted from The Lies We Tell Ourselves)
A couple days ago I came across an amazing video that I would like to share with you. After I watched it I read a few comments below the video. One of them struck the nail right on the head:
I watch this video everyday and im blessed i watched it. I watch it everyday because i want to lose weight and watching this, its huge motivation
At times, we all need a little inspiration and motivation. This video certainly put me right back on track.
As you might have gathered I lost my drive this week and I have not worked on my blog as much as I should have. I lost my focus a bit when I purchased an amazing list building course, List Frenzy (sorry I cannot provide a link at this time because the course is closed for now). The course cost me $16.55 and I took the money out of my initial $100.00 budget I allocated to my self at the beginning of the 60 day challenge.
The reason I purchased the course is because I am not building my list of subscribers as fast as I would like to. List Frenzy course is giving me the tools and the know how.
I definitely need to have a bigger list in order to implement a couple of free traffic generating methods discussed in the Simple Traffic Solution course I mentioned to you before.
During the week I have spent a lot of time learning how to set up sales funnels. I was working with HTML templates for Squeeze pages and Sales pages. I know there is software to do that and I am sure I have some of them in my arsenal of shiny objects but I wanted to be able to do this the harder way because I got some lovely squeeze page templates that require HTML input. Finally, after almost a week I finally succeeded in creating a funnel. That was an awesome feeling and a great learning experience for me, but unfortunately my blogging and the challenge suffered on account of it.
Make Money Blogging Challenge – Week 5 Results
- Total traffic: 181, off from last week
- Unique visitors: 142
Organic traffic is still rising significantly. Almost 49% of the traffic was organic. That is awesome.
- Page views: 555 pages
- Average pages per visit: 3.07, slightly lower than last week’s figure
- Bounce rate was up at a low of 2.29% but this does not concern me as it is a still very low bounce rate
Visitors spent quite a bit of time on my site. Over 29 minutes on average per visit!
Besides organic traffic, most of the traffic is from other blogs and a couple of forums, including the Warrior Forum.
During week 5, Blogging Spree site sold another product. It was a very low cost product but it was a sale none the less. As you can see the money is still slowly trickling in.
So my friends, I needed a bit of motivation to spring back into action. But that is OK. This sometimes happens to anyone. As long as we don’t give up and get right back on track, nothing is lost. I just need to look at it as a lesson learned. I’d love to hear from you. Please make sure to leave a comment. Until next week then…