- July 27th, 2018: $26,966
- July 28th, 2018: $7,940
- July 29th, 2018: $6,749
- July 30th, 2018: $4,764
- July 31st, 2018: $9,528
- August 1st, 2018: $10,719
- August 2nd, 2018: $13,934
- August 3rd, 2018: $23,423
What you’re looking at here is the biggest launch that I’ve ever done. This was for the Billionaire Blog Club (which is now this place).
While the numbers are impressive what I want you to do is look at the successful payments.
280 people helped me make that much money.
In the grand scheme of things that isn’t a lot of people.
You might’ve also noticed the dates.
This is right in the middle of Google killing my Keto site. Now you can see why it wasn’t a total loss for me.
Every single month since then I’ve made 5 figures a month selling offers that teach people how to build online businesses.
I’ve sold offers that help with web design, mindset, copywriting, SEO, email marketing, and allowing people watch me build a business behind the scenes.
I’m not telling you this so you think you need to teach people how to build a business. Far from it.
Remember, I was doing great with the Keto site, but having both of these businesses side-by-side showed me something.
For me to make $40,000 in a month with the Keto business, I didn’t need 3,000,000 pageviews.
I just needed those people that were willing to buy my Keto offer.
Billionaire Blog Club never did more than 5,000 pageviews a month, but look at the numbers above.
That’s the power of word of mouth. People saw my writing on Obstacle.co and I had built up a following.
I followed that up by creating great products that helped people build successful blogs.
And then word spread.
I built my whole business on teaching people how to build blogs just like me.
But when Google yanked the rug out from under me I changed.
I didn’t want any bloggers to go through what I just went through. I had the luxury of having other sites up that were making money.
But what if Keto Dash had been my only source of income? I would’ve been toast.
And therein lies the major problem with blogging when your revenue plan revolves around ads.
Things are completely out of your control.
We started Thrive/Strive when Pinterest was good for traffic. We found topics that weren’t being hit really hard by any other sites so we were ranking on Google.
Once both of those things changed the ad revenue began to dry up.
That shouldn’t be what building a business is about.
I saw the writing on the wall, but that’s because I was fortunate. If I was going to continue to show people how to build successful online businesses with blogs then things had to change.
A new approach was needed. This approach was based on one simple premise:
To make money with a blog you just need 1 visitor.