March 2016 Income Report – $103,521

Melyssa Griffin

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Hey all! I’m back with another income report to share with you today. I started doing income reports as a way to be more transparent about my business and hopefully shed some light on ways that you can grow your own online business and blog, too.
March 2016 Income Report -- This income report shares how I made six-figures in one month through my blog and e-courses. Click through to learn how I did it (with tips for you, too!).

I know that sharing one’s income online, for the world to see, is kind of a strange thing to do. Trust me, it took quite a bit of courage (and convincing from my friends!) to share this data with you. In fact, I held back from sharing my income reports in the past because I never (ever!) wanted to appear like I was flaunting my results.

Rather, I do this because I genuinely desire to help you grow your own business and want to provide some behind-the-curtain results of how I’ve grown and tweaked my own. I want to show you both what worked for me and what didn’t so that you can apply those lessons to your own dreams. My overall hope is that my income reports inspire or inform you to create and grow your own online biz. 

Thank you for traveling with me, behind-the-scenes, while I take you through my income and traffic reports each month. I’m grateful that you’re here. And if you’re working on growing your own business and blog? Best of luck to you, my friend. Now, let’s get into it!

Well, March was a heck of a month! It ended up being my biggest month in business, which was incredibly exciting and a bit surprising for me.

Something notable about March is that I re-launched one of my e-courses, Pinfinite Growth. The launch exceeded my expectations, as you’ll read about below. I also came to some important revelations during March, which are continuing to make an impact on my biz, even now in April. Can’t wait to share them with you! Let’s get crackalackin’. 😉 

March Income

  • Passive Revenue: $5,418
  • Monthly Recurring Revenue: $10,282
  • Webinar Revenue: $22,897
  • Launch Revenue: $56,832
  • Affiliate Revenue: $7,935
  • Ad Revenue: $157

Total Income: $103,521

March Expenses

Total Expenses: $12,514 (Anything with an * next to it is an affiliate link)

Net Profit: $91,007

 


 

The Pinfinite Growth Launch

My goal for the launch was to add 200 new students and $60k in revenue. Yet altogether, almost 300 new students enrolled, bringing in about $90,000 (that number includes the payment plan payments, too). Maybe I need to set higher goals. 😉

For a product that’s always available, $90k in revenue was amazing to me! I’m also thrilled that some of the students are already seeing crazy results (the launch only ended 20 days ago).

The thing that surprises me about the success of the launch is that Pinfinite Growth is an evergreen product. It’s always available to purchase. So you might assume that “launching” it wouldn’t bring great results (since people could have just purchased it whenever they wanted to).

But to turn it into an actual launch, I did the following:

  • I added some extra bonuses that were only available if you enrolled during the 10-day enrollment period.
  • I also added a payment plan, whereas you normally can only pay in full.
  • Lastly, I increased the price of the course by $50 after the launch, so there was an incentive to sign up beforehand.

I feel like part of the reason why the launch went so well is because Pinfinite Growth has been getting more recognition online. Here are a few reasons why I believe that is:

  1. The course is very actionable. It’s 3-4 hours of content that you could watch in one weekend. Everything I teach in the course is actionable (rather than theory/opinion/fluff), so students know exactly what to do.
  2. The course is based on a system. It’s literally like, “do all this stuff and you’ll see results.” And people follow all of my strategies and really do see results. Magic! But it isn’t like, “Here’s 27 different things you could do. Pick one.” I tell them what to do and in what order.
  3. It actually works. This is possibly the most important aspect…ha! But the fact that so many people have gotten positive results from Pinfinite Growth gives it a lot more publicity in Facebook groups and blog posts. It was even mentioned on The Huffington Post recently!
  4. The topic is not overdone. When I created Pinfinite Growth, I literally hadn’t heard of any other courses about Pinterest marketing. It wasn’t a popular subject. But because of that, I was able to really start standing out as a Pinterest strategist. If I had created a course in a saturated area (which I’ve also done ;)), then it would have been harder to stand out.

If you’re creating your own e-course (or want to!), then the steps above are great things to consider when planning out your course content.

Joining Snapchat

Every month it seems like there’s a new social media platform gaining popularity, eh? 😉 I’ve been growing more and more fond of video platforms, so I decided to give Snapchat a try. (My username is @nectarcollect, by the way). 😀

So far, I really enjoy it! I feel like it’s one of the only social media platforms where I am encouraged to be toooootally myself and provide some real behind-the-scenes info about my days — the good and the bad. It’s less time-consuming than Periscope and more personable than Instagram.

I haven’t really used it as a way to make sales though, as I don’t really find it conducive to that. I’m also not sure exactly how well it would grow my email list compared to other platforms (mainly because you can’t link to anything). But despite those disadvantages, I still think it’s important to have “good will” platforms where you can connect with your audience in a genuine way, and Snapchat definitely fits the bill in that arena.

For more tips about using Snapchat, check out this post: 6 Ways to Utilize Snapchat to Build Trust With Followers and Grow Your Audience

March 2016 Income Report -- This income report shares how I made six-figures in one month through my blog and e-courses. Click through to learn how I did it (with tips for you, too!).

I got a massive desktop computer

This may sound like a small thing, dear friend. But once you go massive-27-inch-screen…you don’t go back. Up until now, I did all of my work on a 15-inch laptop. It worked just fine, so I was skeptical about how much better a big desktop computer could really be.

My friends. It is game changing.

I feel so much more productive and organized with a big computer. It’s easier to see multiple files at once instead of flipping through a zillion different windows and tabs. A few days ago, I used my laptop to create a webinar presentation and it was humorously frustrating.

Anyways, you obviously don’t need to buy a gargantuan computer screen right away (though there are some affordable ones!). I waited a few years before considering it. But the moment you can? Do it.

The Passive Income Project

One of my big goals for the year so far has been to grow my *completely* passive income (i.e. income I would have made if I literally did nothing the entire month).

I divide passive income into a few categories:

  • Passive Sales: Sales I make from people just stumbling upon and purchasing my site and courses. In March, this number was $5,418.
  • Monthly Recurring Revenue: This is usually income from payment plans from a previous launch or course sale. Now, each month I receive those payment plan payments, which is completely passive aside from the work I put into the original launch. In March, I received $10,282 in monthly recurring revenue.
  • Affiliate Revenue: This isn’t always passive (for example, if I hosted an affiliate webinar to promote someone’s product, then it wouldn’t be passive). But for the most part, my affiliate income is completely passive because people purchase things through links in past blog posts. In March, my affiliate revenue was $7,935.

Altogether, March’s passive income was about $23,500. Honestly, that’s pretty crazy to me! But my goal before the end of 2016 is to start hitting at least $50,000 in passive income on a monthly basis. A lot of this will come from optimizing my evergreen funnels and re-launching the Blog to Biz Hive. Woo!

Now, I don’t just want to grow my passive income to make more money, but I also want to do it to rid myself of this idea that I should always be “hustling.” I want to take more vacations. I want to start a second business. And I want to be able to put more time into the communities I’ve already created. So, my passive income goals also come from a place of wanting more time while my business makes moolah without me fiddling with anything.

Some things to keep in mind about passive income:

  1. It takes time to achieve. I’ve noticed that the more I grow my brand and audience, the more my passive income increases, too. It makes sense, since more people are discovering my site and therefore buying my products.
  2. You have to provide a lot of free value. Passive income doesn’t come from webinars or email sequences (where you could more easily convert people into buyers). It comes from people who already know know, like, and trust you. A great way to make that happen is to provide as much FREE value as you can in order to build those relationships with people.
  3. Multiple income streams are important. As you can see above, I have three main income streams that bring me passive income. On top of that, I also have four different courses. Don’t be discouraged if no one is “passively” buying your product from the beginning. Consider adding more income streams and more products to your lineup.
  4. Make sure to optimize your website. What’s the end goal? As you may have noticed, I recently changed my website design. My last website design had one measly link in the navigation menu, which led to my courses. That was literally the ONLY mention of my products on my site. When I designed this new site, I wanted to make it more obvious what I do and how I can help people, so my courses are mentioned in several places. My passive income has doubled since launching the new design!

Here’s how you can take action:

This month, I want you to think about adding an extra income stream (or two!) to your monthly income. Could you start doing joint venture webinars (i.e. webinars you co-teach with someone else)? Could you start utilizing affiliate programs? Could you come out with a new product?

Write down your answer (or leave a comment below!) and let me know which income stream you’re going to add!

Got any questions? Comments? Insights? I’m all ears! Let’s chat down below.

p.s. I also have a private Facebook group where I’d love to chat with you and answer your Qs! Click here to join.

 

  1. Stacy

    April 21st, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing all of this with us. I’m new to your blog and am totally blown away by the amazing content here.

    Definitely inspired!

    And now I’m putting a massive desktop computer on my wish list!

  2. Melyssa Griffin

    April 22nd, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Thank you so much, Stacy! I appreciate that. 🙂

  3. Lexi Smith

    April 21st, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    OMG. I am a designer and a couple years ago I bought the 27in imac upgrading from my laptop. I cannot tell you how much better it is, theres so much space!! I now find it really difficult to work on my laptop now. I bet you’ll start getting so much more exciting stuff done now that you have a bigger screen 🙂

  4. Melyssa Griffin

    April 22nd, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Lexi, that has been my EXACT experience too!! 🙂

  5. Melyssa Griffin

    May 23rd, 2016 at 11:16 am

    It’s such a game changer right?? Best of luck to you Lexi 🙂

  6. Brittney L Lynn

    April 21st, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    I am currently in the middle of creating my first e-course (!!!) and I have to say…I commend all of the hard work you do for your courses because geez this is hard! Ha. I’m sure it will get easier as I do it more and more but it’s so much work!

    So the extra income stream I’m working on this month is definitely my e-course. Excited to launch in May!

  7. Melyssa Griffin

    April 22nd, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Oh my goodness, Brittney. You should have seen me struggling while trying to create my first course. It took forever and I totally feel your pain! I’ve gotten a little better at it now (but not much). Mainly, the thing that pushes me forward is knowing that I’ll get to help a lot of people and I’ll be creating something that I can sell over and over again. That’s always fun! 🙂

  8. Mia

    April 21st, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Love the transparency. I’ve been following you for a while now and I am stoked on your triumphs. It’s been motivating to say the least! Cheers!

  9. Melyssa Griffin

    April 22nd, 2016 at 10:07 am

    That is so kind of you, Mia. Thank you! 🙂

  10. Monica Galvan

    April 21st, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I’m curious, why do you have two email software systems? I noticed both ConvertKit and Infusionsoft in your expense list above. I also saw somewhere on your site a link to a Mailchimp optin. Do you use all three for different purposes? I’m curious to know!

  11. Melyssa Griffin

    April 21st, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    haha good question! The biggest reason I still have Mailchimp is because there were a bunch of places within my old site design where there were Mailchimp forms that I didn’t know how to change. So, they’d go to Zapier and then to Infusionsoft. Now, all of the forms lead to Infusionsoft, so I just need to find any traces of Mailchimp in past posts (like content upgrades) and then I’ll be all finished on MC. I also had a credit with ConvertKit (from a webinar bundle I bought a long time ago), so I didn’t have to pay for it for a few months. This month’s payment is because my credit ran out and I didn’t realize it. I’ve canceled my account over there now.

    So, nothing strategic. Mostly just I need to consolidate everything into Infusionsoft!

  12. Victoria Fry

    April 21st, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    So much good info here, Melyssa – thank you for sharing it with us! I couldn’t help giggling when you mentioned getting the massive desktop computer, though – I came at things from the opposite direction, as I have had a desktop computer for years, both for work and as an avid gamer, and the laptop came second for me. They definitely both have their advantages! 😀 Welcome to the 27-inch monitor club.

  13. Melyssa Griffin

    April 22nd, 2016 at 10:08 am

    haha that’s awesome Victoria! I was thinking of selling my 15-inch laptop for a more travel-friendly 11-inch, but I don’t know if I could handle that haha.

  14. Alex Ross

    April 21st, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Awesome Melyssa!

  15. Melyssa Griffin

    April 22nd, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Thank you Alex!

  16. Kusuma Dewi

    April 22nd, 2016 at 12:40 am

    I keep checking on your blog everyday to see income report March 2016 and im so happy that you break the record !! I finally decide to start my own blog , will join ur e-course (3-4 months from now) , i have 2K – 10K followers on multiple social media platform, but never consider blogging before .. Wish i can be as inspiring as you ! 🙂

  17. Melyssa Griffin

    April 22nd, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Aw you’re so sweet, Kusuma! That’s amazing that you have such a great audience on social media. I bet they’d be happy if you started a blog. 😉

  18. LisaLDN

    April 22nd, 2016 at 2:48 am

    Wow, this is absolutely amazing – congratulations! I definitely need to up my game, and you’re such an inspiration for that! 🙂

    — LisaLDN.com

  19. Melyssa Griffin

    April 22nd, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Thank you so much for the encouragement, Lisa! 🙂

  20. Donnie Lawson

    April 22nd, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Super interesting how you slice and dice your income and have a “passive” category. I like that. We do “three legs of blog income” with products, affiliate revenue, and ad revenue. More and more, the ad “leg” is kinda useless. Maybe I should re-evaluate how I break down our income.

    I’m super intrigued about funnels for higher-end products. I feel like I have funnels for a lower priced ($25,$50,$75) nailed down but I need to figure out our funnels for our new higher priced course. I’m guessing the strategy will be different but I’m not sure how yet…

    It’s been fun following your journey!

  21. Donnie Lawson

    April 22nd, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Also, I’m listening to Abby right now on Facebook Live and she’s talking about how she learned so much from you about Pinterest, specifically the idea of making a vertical Pinterest-friendly image for a lot of our lead magnets and free email courses. Such a simple thing but we never thought of it until we learned it from you!

  22. Melyssa Griffin

    April 22nd, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Ahh that’s so awesome to hear!! And super sweet of Abby to mention me. 🙂

  23. Kusuma Dewi

    April 24th, 2016 at 5:06 am

    Is it Abby from http://www.justagirlandherblog.com ? She also mention you on her email ( i subscribe to her mailing list ) cant wait to join your Pinfinite Growth >.< * but i need to narrow down my focus and pick a niche first and start posting hahahaa

  24. Melyssa Griffin

    April 22nd, 2016 at 10:12 am

    So interesting to hear how different people categorize it! One of my big goals is to really maximize the completely passive income I have coming in, which is why I like to keep track of the progress.

    I also recently launched a new evergreen webinar funnel for a $350 product and it’s converting like crazy. Happy to help if you’re interested in setting one up!

  25. Thays Dos Santos

    April 22nd, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Congratulations on your great success! <3 You are so hard working and deserve all that you have. Thank you for sharing this and helping me get back on track with my blog! It can be stressful and tiring sometimes and I am the worst at planning out my day but I know that all I need to do is go back on The Blog Hive and look over the organization module 😉 Hope you have a lovely day!
    Love,
    Thays

    http://www.sillycrazyme.com

  26. Melyssa Griffin

    April 22nd, 2016 at 10:12 am

    You’re so sweet, Thays! I really appreciate the support. 🙂

  27. Brenda Carey

    April 22nd, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Hi! I love your posts, and I was just curious how you would define your niche?

  28. Melyssa Griffin

    April 22nd, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Thank you Brenda! 🙂 I define it mainly by the people I help: bloggers and online entrepreneurs. I mainly include posts that help them grow their audience and monetize.

  29. Brenda Carey

    April 25th, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Thanks for responding!!
    I love the topics that you cover and I find that I have a passion for learning about them. I market for a B2B company during the day and I’m started to become more and more inspired to start a blog about different tactics in the marketing world and applying them to blogging, etc. I think I could come up with some good content, but I’m afraid that I won’t be able to grow a blog since – in the beginning – I feel like I would lack credibility during the initial growth phase since people would come to my site, read a post of tips, but then notice that the blog is still small and then they would question why there isn’t more growth/engagement and then never return (hahaha). Do you have any tips on how to push through that initial growth stage or how to build credibility when you’re first starting out and have little to no audience??

    Sorry, this is such a rambly post!! I really admire your blog and success and figured I would ask 🙂 .

  30. Carolyn Selheim-Miller

    April 22nd, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Gah this is awesome! Quesiton: when you refer to Webinar income vs. Launch income, is the webinar number people who purchased directly via the link in a webinar? Vs. form within a launch email or the sales page? Just always curious why people break out the webinar income from the rest of the launch.

  31. Melyssa Griffin

    April 22nd, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Hey Carolyn! The webinar income is income generated specifically from webinars (either from people purchasing during the live webinar or during the webinar follow-up email sequence for webinar registrants). I use different links for webinars so that I can track it.

    I separate my income like that because I’m always trying to keep track of which strategies are bringing me the highest ROI and where I should place more of my focus. 🙂

  32. StephanieStiavetti

    April 22nd, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    I’ve been eyeballing those 27″ iMacs for a while now. I’m still on the fence because I can take my laptop all over the house and work wherever feels best in the moment. I worry about feeling limited, but… SO MUCH SCREEN REAL ESTATE!

  33. Sara Mitchell

    April 22nd, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    you killed it this month Melyssa! and Pinfinite Growth has been such a great course. I definitely plan to implement the strategies when I rebrand this summer and really start to take my brand / blog seriously (so far it’s been more of a hobby).

  34. Desiree Fawn

    April 22nd, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Oh man. I eye-hump the big iMacs every single time I see them in store. One of these days I’m going to cave! Ha!

  35. Melyssa Griffin

    April 23rd, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    hahaha I’ve never heard the expression “eye hump” but I need to add it to my vocabulary STAT.

  36. Linda Ogier

    April 23rd, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Melyssa, every one of these posts gives me hope! I’m not in the right niche to make mega bucks, but I’d love a little extra per month or fortnight…. that would make my life a lot easier! I’m a teacher (like you), but still in the system. I’d love to earn enough to go part time. I’ve really enjoyed List Surge, and plan on getting PG at some point! All your free stuff has helped immensely too. And, I have to say, your new digs are looking pretty gorgeous. The blue couch has some artwork behind it and a beautiful fig plant now! I also happen to love the table you have as a desk. All ’round inspiring! Your FB group has also been super helpful. Thanks again and keep rockin your amazing success!

  37. Melyssa Griffin

    April 25th, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Hey Linda! Thanks so much for your kind words. I really appreciate it and it makes my day! It sounds like you’re on the track to create amazing things, so definitely keep me updated! xoxo

  38. Linda Ogier

    April 26th, 2016 at 5:03 am

    Thanks again!! Can’t wait to see the next income report. Oh, and looking forward to the Lead Pages webinar! Very exciting. 🙂

  39. Nia On Social

    April 24th, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Whoa! The income is crazy! I literally have no idea how I could get there. I did create a product but only 1 purchase so far. I need to push it more. I also need to look into affiliate links. Congrats on your success! will you be doing any consulting?

  40. Melyssa Griffin

    April 25th, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Hey Nia! That’s great that you already have a product out there to share and promote. Keep a lookout for 1:1 opportunities 🙂

  41. Rachel @ STCL

    April 24th, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    It just blows my mind how much your income has grown since I’ve been following along and also just how much you’re able to make in one month alone. You’re beyond killin’ it! Hooray for investing in a desktop Mac, new tech toys are always so exciting!

  42. Melyssa Griffin

    April 25th, 2016 at 8:22 am

    It’s been the best so far! Thank you for being here for so long, Rachel! <3

  43. Juliet M.

    April 24th, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    So awesome! And omg I can’t believe you’ve been working on that 15″ screen! Haha, I did the same for years but now I’m in love with the 27″ and I agree – SO much more productive (and definitely a necessity for design, as that is my main gig!).

  44. Melyssa Griffin

    April 25th, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Yes all around! Haha, thanks for commenting Juliet 🙂

  45. Heide Padilla

    April 25th, 2016 at 1:54 am

    Holy Moly! Wow, Melyssa. I really can’t believe it’s possible to make that much money through blogging. That’s just so awesome and so inspiring!

  46. Melyssa Griffin

    April 25th, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Thank you, Heide!

  47. Sarah

    April 25th, 2016 at 7:21 am

    So awesome and inspiring 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  48. Melyssa Griffin

    April 25th, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Thank you, Sarah! I really appreciate it.

  49. Iyanna

    April 25th, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Nothing short of amazing as usual, Melyssa! Looks like the more you invest, the more return that you get in return. Such an inspiration!!

  50. Melyssa Griffin

    April 26th, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Spot on, Iyanna! And thank you so much for your sweet compliment 🙂

  51. Narsha

    April 25th, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    I’m redesigning my website first, completing a 5-part course on flat lays, and then definitely curious about collab webinars. Though I should probably try periscope first D: ahhhhhh!

  52. Melyssa Griffin

    April 26th, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Periscope is the perrfect place to practice!

  53. Olga

    April 29th, 2016 at 3:01 am

    Hi Narsha! Curious about the course in flatlays, where is it from?

  54. Narsha

    April 29th, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Hi there! It’s the email course that I’m writing. It’s theflatlaykit.com. ????❤️ So proud.

  55. This Faith Thing

    April 25th, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    This is so amazing, Melyssa. So happy for you and so inspired by your hard work! ~Adeola (posting under my company name)

  56. Melyssa Griffin

    April 26th, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Hey Adeola! Thank you so much, I really appreciate it.

  57. Sarah Elizabeth

    April 26th, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Wow, that is truly incredible! I’m super impressed. Congratulations xx Your new website is beautiful by the way. I love the structure!!

  58. Melyssa Griffin

    April 26th, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Thank you so much, Sarah!

  59. Melissa Thorpe

    April 26th, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Very inspiring!! I’m *almost* ready to re-launch my website and am striving to be full time with my business soooooon!

    Question about your new website (looks amazing!!): I noticed there wasn’t an expense for it? Maybe I missed it in a past report?

    Thanks for being awesome!

  60. Melyssa Griffin

    April 28th, 2016 at 9:37 am

    That’s awesome, Melissa! I’m rooting for you. 🙂

    Good question and observation about the new website! I actually designed it myself and then worked out a collaboration with the developer so he ended up installing the design for free. So, it actually didn’t cost anything!

  61. chad hatten court records

    April 27th, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    That is amazing. Definately an inspitation.

  62. Melyssa Griffin

    April 29th, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Thanks so much! I love sharing 🙂

  63. Luz

    April 28th, 2016 at 3:26 am

    In May I will launch my e-course about self-love, so I have a second product to bring in sales 🙂 Looking so forward to it!

  64. Melyssa Griffin

    April 29th, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Good luck!! That sounds awesome 🙂

  65. Savanna HR

    May 2nd, 2016 at 11:58 am

    This is fascinating, you DOUBLED your income over last month. Ummm, huge! I’d be interested to learn more about what you think contributed to that, in terms of knowing what you needed to do to make it happen. I know a lot of people who see a huge increase in income like that attribute a lot of it to hiring a biz coach, do you think that’s the same for you? Still thinking of hiring one myself. Thank you for being so transparent, this is super inspiring!

  66. Melyssa Griffin

    May 2nd, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Hi Savanna! Thank you so much for the encouragement. 🙂 I would say that the big spike this month was due to the re-launch of one of my programs, Pinfinite Growth. My income is usually a bit bigger during months where I’m launching something. 🙂

  67. downtownstyle

    May 2nd, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Congrats on this fantastic launch! Also, love your site. Great info and super helpful. I did have a quick question related to your course launch. Was it all done on teachable, or did you utilize everwebinar for it also (do they work together as hosting/distribution)? So was it live and recorded, then available evergreen, or just recorded, put together on teachable and launched? And were the 2 pre-webinars you did on webinarjam or something similar? Thanks in advance…just so much info on your site its a little hard to keep everything straight 🙂 Keep up the awesome work!

  68. Melyssa Griffin

    May 3rd, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you so much! The launch was all done through Teachable. EverWebinar is a different type of program, which allows you to create evergreen webinars. All of the e-course videos were prerecorded, uploaded to the Teachable site, and sold as a complete course during the launch. The 2 webinars were actually done using Google Hangouts and LeadPages. 🙂

  69. downtownstyle

    May 5th, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks for the info!

  70. Madeline

    May 3rd, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    you are truly an inspiration! congratulations on all you’ve accomplished 🙂

  71. Melyssa Griffin

    May 3rd, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    You’re so kind! Thank you, Madeline! 🙂

  72. Shelsey Jarvis

    May 6th, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    You GO! Love that you’re so transparent, and it’s always amazing to see what the expenses look like when you’re at that level as well. Definitely something to strive for in the years to come!

  73. Melyssa Griffin

    May 7th, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Thank you so much Shelsey! <3

  74. Marijana Bojić

    May 8th, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Melyssa, I literally look up to you! I’ve been following your story for a while now and I am so incredibly impressed and motivated by how far you’ve come and how humble you’ve remained along the way. I am also a student of yours in PG and I can’t wait to dedicate more time to implement it all! Thank you so much for all you do 🙂 (and sorry for the cheesyness! :D) Hugs!

  75. Melyssa Griffin

    May 9th, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    You’re so kind, Marijana! <3 Thank you so much for the encouragement. That really means a lot to me.

  76. NiaSweetz

    May 8th, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    So you kind of snuck in my “things I buy as a blogger” suggestion with the massive computer. Sheeshhhhhhhhh 27 inches? Congratulations!!! I’m doing a roundup of incomes and I wrote that you were up to $30,000 only to come back and see that I was wrong! Why make the Snap @nectarcollect (following you now)? Aren’t you moving more toward MelyssaGriffin?

  77. Melyssa Griffin

    May 9th, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    haha thank you! It’s definitely a great computer to have around. 🙂

    And yeah, unfortunately Snapchat doesn’t allow you to change your username yet, so I’m stuck with @nectarcollect for the time being. Hopefully they’ll come out with a username changing option in the future, like the rest of the social media sites. 🙂

  78. Aurora Afable

    May 10th, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Hey, Melyssa. What is Launch Revenue?

  79. Melyssa Griffin

    May 12th, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Hi Aurora! Good question. “Launch Revenue” is the revenue I made from relaunching Pinfinite Growth.

  80. Aurora Afable

    May 12th, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    What did you do exactly when you say that you relaunched it? Is this like a one-time class?

  81. Melyssa Griffin

    May 12th, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    I did a bigger promotion for the course by adding extra bonuses and incentives for anyone who enrolled during a 10 day period.

  82. Lisa Villaume

    May 23rd, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Melyssa that’s an amazing result, you should be so proud. These are my favourite posts to read of yours as they are so transparent and shows that really anyone can launch their own product if they have the right support systems and unique product offering. Well done!
    Lisa Villaume | Where Women Dream Big & Master Their Lives

  83. Melyssa Griffin

    May 23rd, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Thanks so much for the kind words :] Best of luck to you, Lisa 🙂

  84. Mari Kuster

    October 21st, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Hi Melyssa, I just started learning your courses. Actually, I would like to make my own E-courses like you in near future. Therefore, I am just curious that how many people you work with. Do you have your team? or vertual assistance you have? I would be glad if you share about that. Thanks!

  85. Melyssa Griffin

    October 21st, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Hey Mari! I do have a team that I lean on during different parts of my course launches. I share a little bit about them in my August Income Report post, which you can find right here:

    https://www.melyssagriffin.com/august-2016-income-report/

    Once I was able to, creating a team was the best thing I’ve done for my business. I’m able to delegate the tasks that I’m not very good at or that take a lot of my time so now I’m able to focus on more creation and bigger picture tasks. I hope that helps and please let me know if you have any other questions at all. 🙂

  86. Katie Leigh

    March 31st, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Launching a product page on the site starting Monday! Excited to start selling some products. Katieleighhutt.com

  87. Melyssa Griffin

    March 31st, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Good luck, Katie! 🙂

  88. Cameron Roe

    November 15th, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Wow, congrats on the growth! I want to start a similar venture but focused more on helping entrepreneurs with learning, using, and building new technology. I’m just wondering, do you ever find yourself challenged with understanding how to use your applications? For example, Zapier or Infusionsoft? Also, do you have any tips for early revenue streams that could be easier to get live? I plan to create courses, but I’m currently just consulting and don’t have the runway to put my focus on a course yet. Thanks!

  89. Melyssa Griffin

    November 17th, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Hi Cameron, appreciate your kind words! 🙂 Your idea sounds great and you should absolutely run with it. I learned how to use Zapier and Infusionsoft over time, but I recommend watching as many tutorial videos as you can, and learn by doing. You’ll get the hang of it as you go. Infusionsoft is great, but not a platform I’d recommend for beginner entrepreneurs (ConvertKit is a nice, intermediate alternative). I think the most important thing to start with before you focus on revenue is building a healthy subscriber base and creating valuable content. As soon as you have 500-1,000 subscribers, you could send them a survey to get some of your ideas validated.

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