I’ve been working on this blog since 2011 and have wanted to quit more times than I can count (and if it wasn’t for your guy’s awesome feedback in the comments, I probably would have). But you kept telling me to “keep it up” and that you’re “looking forward to the next tutorial.” Honestly, those little comments helped me so much.
In early 2017, my traffic tripled in just a few days. Now, 3,000 people/day read my tutorials – 95% from Google. For the first time, I’m financially free from the affiliate income generated by my blog (which I have an extensive tutorial for).
That’s why I look happy :)
And that’s why it’s only fair to spread the love.
You guys trusted me when I recommended things on my blog and many of you intentionally used my affiliate links or Cloudways promo code. I am seriously grateful for that, so I’m trying to pay it forward.
So far, I have donated $6,000 to GoFundMe campaigns. $3,000 to feed hungry people in Denver and $3,000 to American Red Cross during Hurricane Harvey. I also gave $3,000 to my parents and will continue the donations.
Me, the crew, and some travel pics
50 Random And Disturbing Things About Me
I love sharing my story! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your list of questions. Videos and podcasts work too! I can talk about affiliate marketing, WordPress, speed, and SEO all day. And yes, I will link back to you.
Learn From My Mistakes
My Google Analytics has an interesting story.
Long story shot, keep creating awesome content and Google will eventually reward you. The same week my analytics jump, I moved out of my parents house to Denver, CO. It was a drive I’ll never forget.
Pronaya, My WordPress Developer
Can you believe I’ve been working with the same overseas WordPress developer sine 2011? I’m telling you, if you need development or speed optimization help, hire Pronaya. He’s skilled, timely, affordable ($40/hour), and has awesome communication. He helped me build this website even when I was too poor to afford him, he just said “pay me back later.” That’s the kind of person Pronaya is. Pronaya you are SO AMAZING!!!!!
About 90% of my affiliate income comes from them. It used to be SiteGround until I stopped recommending them. I still appreciate what SiteGround did for me and really jump started my affiliate income, but times have changed.