It’s been a great year for CharlesNgo.com.
2012 / 2013 was about me trying out the blogging thing.
2014 was about taking this seriously and taking it to the next level.
The Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2014
Here are the most viewed posts this year. (I only included post that were published this year)
- New to Mobile Marketing? Here’s What’s Making Money.
- The Definitive Guide to Voluum.com
- My Secret Tools to Make Killer Landing Pages
- How to Make Money With Mobile Content Offers (Pin Submits)
- A Deeper Look at What Separates the Super Affiliates
- The Software I Use To be More Productive – 2014
- What Goes Through My Mind When I Optimize a Campaign
- Back to Basics: Mastering Angles
- 30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years
- How a Blog Reader Made $500 a Day Using 4 Learning Hacks
Read These Articles Again
Here are some articles that didn’t make it in the top 10, but I think are worth re-reading.
- 9 Simple Ways to Have a More Productive and Successful Year (29)
- 4 Common Thinking Mistakes and How to Fix Them
- Get More Done by Lunch, Then Others Do in 1 Day
- The 8 Skills Every Successful Affiliate Marketer Needs
- 7 Steps to Take After You Make $500 a Day
Wins for 2014
It’s always good to look back on the wins of the past year. It’s easy to be in the trenches and lose track of what you’ve actually accomplished. Small wins build momentum and motivation.
- I threw an epic party with Clickdealer at Affiliate Summit West. (See the video)
- I held 4 free workshops in Jakarta, Bangkok, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur. I wanted to get some public speaking experience, and test out the interest in live events.They were a huge success. We sold out seats in each city, and some affiliates were able to become full-timers based off the information I shared.There were some people who were disappointed that I only conducted these sessions in Asia, and some even accused me of wanting to only help my fellow Asians (LOL).These workshops cost a lot of money to throw. The companies which sponsored these events wanted to expand their affiliate base in Asia (big emerging market for the affiliate industry). I’d love to speak in Europe or USA if given the opportunity.
- I redesigned the blog. It took a lot of work, but I’m proud of how it looks now.
- I started monetizing the blog. The blog costs money to run so it’s nice that I’m not operating at a loss anymore. I don’t sell ad space to anyone and only promote products I actually use such as Voluum, StackThatMoney, and affiliate networks.
- I hired a blog editor. She edits most of my posts now. The posts have better grammar, no spelling errors, and this frees up more time for me to write more articles.
- I started doing some non-written content such as audio and even made my first video.
- I’ve deliver value day after day on my Facebook page. It’s not just copy and paste motivational pics. I’m spending time writing out hard hitting advice.
- My writing is improving.It’s far from perfect, but I can tell the difference when I compare current posts to the ones from two years ago.
- Created my Start Here section for new readers.
What I Could Have Done Better
There’s always room for improvements.
- I did not write a single guest post. I’m hoping to guest post on other internet marketing blogs next year.
- I wanted to write more articles but tend to stick with my once a week post. I think what I’ll try to do is write some shorter posts in order to write more.
- I’m still working on the newbie guide. It’s taking a while due to lack of time, and I guess perfectionism. This isn’t easy to write.
- I need to hire some people to help with the blog. The most time-consuming part is the content and I can’t easily outsource that.
- I want to write more exclusive content for my email list.
Goals for the Blog in 2015
I only have one goal for the blog in 2015, and it’s to keep writing consistently.
2015 is going to be busy.
I’m growing my affiliate marketing team, launching AFFcelerator (my affiliate training program), I’ll be traveling twice as much as I did this year, and there are some other projects I haven’t announced yet etc.
This is the part where most affiliate marketing blogs die. People start running out of topics to write about, the motivation starts dying down, or they just move on to more profitable opportunities. It’s rare to see an affiliate marketing blog last more than two years.
But I’m going to keep the blog going for another year at least. I love writing. I love sharing information. I didn’t realize how much of an impact the blog has on people until I read my birthday messages, so I’d feel a bit of guilt if I quit.
One downside of a growing blog is I just can’t keep up with the amount of messages I get everyday from readers. It’s like a fire-hydrant of emails and Facebook messages from people asking for help.
If I don’t respond it doesn’t mean I’m being a dick or or that I think your question is stupid. I’m greedy with my time, and it’s better leverage for me to focus on writing good posts.
Thank you for supporting the blog. I hope to keep delivering value and sharing with you what I learn.
Lets crush it in 2015!