In September 2006 I made my first website. We will call it Website A.
After two years of work, practice, trial, error, wasted time, stupid mistakes, study, practice, experimentation, and even doing a few things right, my little Website A was getting 2,500 – 3,500 unique visitors a month.
In November 2008, in a rush, I found a keyword I liked and made a little website. We will call it Website B.
Website B was a backburner site. I threw it together, eventually tweaked the theme, added some content when I could, did a bit of basic SEO, and then went back to my other projects. For the next 6 months I had barely any time to work on it. I updated it occasionally and did some basic off-site SEO here and there.
As of June 2009, Website B is getting 3,500 visitors.
- Website A = Two years and lots of work to get up to 3,500 visitors per month.
- Website B = Thrown together in a rush, put on the backburner, very little time spent on it, and seven months to get it up to 3,500 unique visitors per month.
- (Website A, by the way is now getting 12,000 to 13,000 unique visitors per month.)
- This is a little demonstration, for me, of the value of experience in Internet Marketing. I wrote about this in a post entitled Twenty-Two Months.
- If you ever feel discouraged that you haven’t become an overnight zillionaire like so many sales pages seem to promise you, remember this. Experience and practice is valuable and will pay off if you persist. I continue to study and practice and hope that the speed of my website’s growth will continue to improve as I gain more experience and know-how, just as it did during those first two years on Website A.
- I hope some people can find some encouragement in this!