September 2016 Monthly Report – Going Slow and Steady

september 2016 My Internet Quest Monthly Report

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s been a while but here goes my monthly blog report where I share almost everything to know about my progress offline and online.

Many things have been brewing these past few weeks which is why I haven’t been posting much lately but rest assured, I’m still here 😉

Without further ado, let’s get to the main part of why 99% of you lot are reading this…


The Usual Monthly Stats – August and September 2016.

Yes, I haven’t updated anything for 2 months and I’ve been procrastinating a lot too so as usual, I’ll share the stats for both months here starting from August 2016


Truth be told, I actually did pretty good in increasing my blog visibility.

Looking at the numbers, I had 4,211 visitors in August while in July, I had 3,909 which means that it actually increased by a few hundred more!

Not bad with very low productivity and I guess it goes to show that websites with older age are more attractive to Google because with little effort, I can rank up my pages easily SEO-wise as compared to when I first started the blog.

So does the momentum continue the following month?


Whoops! I guess it didn’t grow!

I had 4,040 visitors on September 2016 but I was happy anyhow because I still maintained the 4k bar which I never reached before.

This gave me more motivation on trying to find time to write more.

What’s sad is that I only had time to write one post for the entire period and that one is on…

Truth About Melaleuca Wellness Company Revealed – 30 Years of MLM.

I will definitely need to find time to write more, possibly one post a week. It will be a struggle but it’s definitely one my to-do-list.

Now let’s have a look at how I’m doing in social media…

Some very minor increments but they aren’t that bad since I wasn’t that active.

Now that’s the web stats are covered, I’m sure you’re just dying to know of…


My Sales – Good or Bad?

Let’s jump straight to the numbers shall we? Take a look at this…


For August 2016, I earned $131.50.

Certainly a steady increase from the previous month as I actually earned only $97 which is depressingly low since I went far below my 100 dollars mark.

Although I didn’t write many posts, I put effort into replying every single one of the comments I get and I even had a long chat with a few people on Facebook and Twitter.


Things got even better the next month though, because on September 2016 I earned $388.50.

This is by far a huge leap of faith to me because it is by far the highest I ever got with very little effort and content – See what they mean by passive income?

No matter how much effort you put in to building your blog, never ever fret because each and everything that you write is going to be worth-while in the long-run.Wealthy Affiliate Home Page

I aim to get even higher in October so be prepared for my next monthly report guys!

Just so you know, how I earn my commissions is basically through a program called Wealthy Affiliate.

It’s an Online Business platform complete with everything you need in order to succeed online – Evergreen training, a keyword tool, a website health checker, live video lessons, access to the owners themselves, high speed dedicated hosting and much more.

The program works as you can see from my efforts and I aim to grow my income even more – were I to have more time.


Interesting Things that Sort of Happened

Throughout those 2 months, there were some things that happened which I thought you might want to know.instagram-hold-my-account

My Instagram got hacked. No biggie.

Well it’s kind of a big deal actually.

I had no idea how it happened but it took up a great deal of my time and I wasted several weeks trying to fix it.

I didn’t notice that my account got hacked until one day I realized that I couldn’t log in my Instagram account.

It felt like something suspicious because I’ve never actually logged out of my Instagram since the first moment I created an account so feeling curious, I used my friend’s account and checked my profile instead.

I found out that my account was hacked and my picture was changed along with the descriptions and everything.

I remembered that I actually connected my Instagram to Facebook for security reasons (Came in handy for incidents like this) so I logged into Facebook, went inside Instagram and changed back everything about my profile back to normal.

I saw that even my username and password were completely changed by the hacker.

It was my first time experiencing this and I had to admit, it did make me panic a little.

But just when I thought that everything was okay, the hacker hacked me again and changed everything about my account just few hours later. Ugh!!!!


The hack experience is every blogger’s nightmare.

The hacker bot-followed thousands of people and I was really frustrated so I reported to the Instagram team instead.

They put my account on lockdown and from there, advised me to change everything from my email to passwords and other accounts.

We do not know from which account did the hacker got hold on my Instagram so it’s better if I change everything so I did exactly that.

A month after, I got my account back (Pretty long wait) and boy was I relieved – All I needed to do next is to find time to unfollow all those fake accounts the hacker followed.

I’m becoming an Uber driver!uber-review-coming-soon

Me! An Uber driver can you believe it?

If you’ve been following my progress, you will definitely notice the way I write reviews.

Before writing, I actually spend time to try everything myself firsthand so that I can tell the story exactly from the shoes of a user.

I have a list of scams and legit programs and you can see how detailed my reviews are complete with pictures and everything.

Uber is no different, I plan to write a review very soon after driving for one month.

It’s going to be great and as an Internet Marketer, one should not pass on the opportunity for Affiliate Marketing am I right?

Do subscribe to my newsletter if you want to know my journey, you’ll definitely be getting a mail from me informing you on Uber before end of this month 😉 .

Moving to a New Office and Getting a Website Makeover!


My soon-to-be-finished website.

If you didn’t know already, I have a local startup here in Malaysia called KAMIRA Event Management.

It’s been around for 2 years now but the website theme that I previously used suddenly decided to change to “Paid” instead of free because it looked too amazing for the creators to not make money out of it. Bummer.

Because of that, I had to change to another theme and its taking some time to create as I had to do everything again from scratch.

The website is very close to finishing though – I just need to find back all those pictures of my previous projects and create new content.


Me and my partner setting up our office.

We’ve just moved to a new office and our time is packed trying to set things up.

We’ll definitely have more bills to pay and more stuff to buy but as my company is growing, I needed space to put in all my event stuff and the address we get is kind of neat too as it shows how serious you are in your work – Definitely looking good in the company profile.


My Final Word

I haven’t had much progress as I had many things to focus on outside of my blog but rest assured, I will never stop blogging.

I love this blog too much and I love you all for sticking with me and my slow progress.

Good news is that my blog is back up and although it’s a bit slow, it’s definitely growing and I’m expecting good things next month so do stay tuned for next month’s update!

Thanks again for reading my monthly report, you guys are awesome and I’ll see you soon. Cheers!


Riaz Shah

8 comments to “September 2016 Monthly Report – Going Slow and Steady”
  1. It’s nice that you are getting a consistent number of visitors on your site…and, I am sure you are pleased with the earnings jump – that’s awesome!

    I am just starting online and it is nice that you put together some of the scams and legits. I am very cautious, so I think you list will be quite handy.

    I am interested to find out how your experience with Uber is…I am not sure I would fair well at it since driving is not something I look forward to.

    I wish you well on your internet quest.

    • I’m also interested with my Uber results but so far its looking great! Can’t wait to write a post on it, do look out for my next post if you want to know more. Thank you for your kind words, I’m wishing you the best of luck on your site too. Hope you have a great Monday!

  2. Hey,
    Great to see so many visitors on your site!
    If only I could get that many on mine (but I am an absolute beginner, so I guess I will get them with time)

    Btw, congratulations on getting a big jump in the earnings. I am sure you will earning a full time income very soon!

    Since when have you been doing affiliate marketing?
    I am asking this as I am a newbie, and would like to know about different people on the earning potential of this kind of marketing.


    • Hey Pushkaraj,

      I’ve been doing it for 2 years now but actually if you were to do it full time, you could definitely grow it in less than 6 months. Than ks for the kind words, you’ll get there soon too, best of luck! Appreciate the feedback, cheers!

  3. I really liked reading your post. It certainly seems like your internet quest is paying off. When did you start your quest and then start seeing results? You have some big traffic coming your way, how do you get so many visitors?

    When it comes to choosing a business that suits me. Would you join Wealthy Affiliate over a MLM company?

    • Hey Keldyn,

      Its all hard work I put into growing my blog, all the contents I put in month to month and all the time I spent connecting with my readers make them wanna come back to this site. I started 2 years ago and definitely WA over any MLM company any day. Awesome to know you liked my progress report, hope to see you again here soon! Have a great Thursday.

  4. Wow, that’s a big jump from August to September in earnings! If you can keep that kind of trend going, you will be earning a full-time income from it before too long. It just goes to show, it’s all about taking action. The more you sow, the more you reap later. If you keep posting to your website, over time your traffic will increase and you will, in turn, be able to increase your referrals.

    Sorry to hear that you got your Instagram account hacked. I wonder how they managed to hack it? Do you know?

    Congratulations on becoming an Uber driver, though!

    • Hey Marcus,

      I have no idea why I was hacked, I’m not even that famous and I don;t post as much but I think its happening way too often as of late. Maybe there’s a hidden agenda these hackers are gaming at? Thanks for the kind words and encouragement, much appreciated!

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