What happens when you take no action on a project?
Zero progress! That’s what happens.
That pretty much sums up the month of March with my niche website.
But for good reason. Let me explain…
I have been tirelessly working on another project which has taken up most of my time. I’m at a point with that project where I’m hoping to ease back on the workload so that I have just a few hours spare per week to work on the niche site.
Here’s the deal…
I’m in this niche site business for the long haul. I’ve already explained that my niche site is within a niche that I’m very passionate about so I’m not worried about losing traction with it. I’m also not worrying about my ability to make the site a success.
I have complete faith and dedication of making the site a huge success. But this is largely down to the amount of work I put in. As long as there is some progress each month going forward, I’ll be happy.
That being said, I do believe in focussing on one project at a time, even more so after reading the book The One Thing.
The book explains that true success happens when you go all in on one thing and I’ve made the decision to do that with my new project, with the exception of writing a few hours per week for the niche site.
I’ll still update my niche site progress here on Coffee Shop Blogger but for me, it’s not all about who can make the most amount of money with their niche site the fastest!
I’m more interested in doing things at a steady and consistent pace whilst still enjoying life.
So I’m going all in on my “other project”, but what is it?
I’m very excited to announce WPConfidence.co.
Now, it is still in development, but essentially I’m developing a membership site for people wanting to improve on their skills with WordPress.
The plan is to create a number of online courses that together will help the learner develop the ultimate business website.
I’m finalizing the finishing touches of the first course (which will be completely free), but for now you can check out the home page to get an idea of what’s in store.
You can also sign up to the mailing list to get notified when I officially launch and get updates when new courses go live.
Now that I’ve got that out the way, let’s take a brief look at how the niche site performed in March and my plans going forward.
Niche Site Performance
Here’s the Google Analytics report for March 2019:
So March’s traffic was 207 visits from 180 people and 240 page views.
Here’s the difference from February’s traffic:
February had 121 visits from 95 people and 254 page views.
I’m quite happy with that number of traffic increase in March. I know it’s still nothing to boast about but it does show that the website it moving in the right direction even when I do nothing.
You can probably guess that my earnings for March were zero.
Plans Going Forward
Here are my rough plans for the near future:
- Create Pinterest pins and share them on Pinterest
- Update most of the articles
- Add more content
- Form a more coherent content marketing strategy
There are 20 articles on the site and I would like to update most of them. They are averaging around 1400 words each and I think I could get this average up to more like 2100 each. I’ll also improve the readibility of posts by making them more engaging with images, bucket brigades, Pinterest pins etc…
I also want to step up the product reviews/recommendations/promotions as this is very minimal at the moment. I’m sure I can increase my conversions to affiliate link clicks if I form a more optimal content marketing plan.
Other than this, I’ll be adding new content that I will be writing myself a few hours per week.
Thanks so much for reading and following me on this journey. There’s some exciting times ahead.
Let me know what you’re working on in the comments below!