June 2016 Growth Report
There are several reasons I do these monthly reports, but the main reason is so that I’m publicly accountable for everything I do. The way I see it is if I put my report out there to the world wide web then I really have no place to hide. This, to me, is one of the biggest motivators that will enable me to be highly determined to become a hugely successful entrepreneur. I literally have no place to hide!
Another reason I want to do these reports is because I’d like to think that one day I can sit back and read through the journey I took, and the ups and downs it took me to make it.
Lastly, I want to inspire! A huge catalyst for creating this blog was to inspire others into the entrepreneurial route of life. I was just a normal guy from a normal family who worked every hour under the sun as a chef in an Italian restaurant up until a few years ago, but hey, enough about me. Let’s get into the good stuff!
What I Have Done in June
12 months of reports can only mean one thing….Birthday!
The past year has been the best year of my life businesswise and personally, and a lot of it is spurred on by the fact that I’m now blogging and putting my name out there as much as I can!
Thank you to those of you who have taken time to read my blog in the past year!
Right, onto June…..it’s cliche and I say it every month but…what a crazy month!
From attending STM meetups, masterminds, investment meetings, strategy planning, party planning and more, June certainly hasn’t disappointed!
The biggest news to announce from June was that my business partner Andy and I have taken a slight step back in proceedings with Lovecars. This in no way shape or form – as I will explain below – does not mean that we’re not still fully behind the project. It’s just a matter of timing, and for now, we have to be fully focused on our new startup.
Project P is moving at lightning speed.
The show will and must continue though, so let’s get into things!
As I mentioned above Andy and I took a slight step back from the project in June to focus on our other startup.
We’re still very much focused on the project and looking forward to steering (excuse the pun) it in the right direction. We just needed to reassess the logistics for the time being.
It’s a positive move, and what’s even more positive is that our site, social profile and brand continue to grow!
Paul, our partner and CEO, is doing an incredible job with the marketing side of things and is now heavily invested into Facebook Live and quickly becoming a real pro at it!
We’re still growing at an incredible rate on Facebook and our page is close to the 1.4 million mark. A lot of this is down to our latest Live videos and the phenomenal reach we achieve with them.
As you can see below in our latest Facebook Live posts, Paul is currently in Italy at the Official Pagani Owners Meeting and snapping some INCREDIBLE footage of the beautiful motors!
Up close and personal. Pagani owners gathering UNBELIEVABLE cars
Posted by Lovecars on Thursday, June 30, 2016
It’s full steam ahead with development and the app buildout. It’s just a slight change in focus for me and Andy for now.
It’s finally here!
Several months ago, I reported we were working on a new website for the company that represents the forums. Well, the first one I didn’t like, but the second one I love.
The site is now live and can be viewed at FixForums.com.
I’d really like your opinions on the new site, so please leave a comment below!
Another big move we made this past month was to transition all of my personal account posts as “K” over to the respective forums’ “Official” accounts. So for example:
- K > AffiliateFix.com
- K > EntrepreneurFix.com
- K > WebsiteFix.com
This was strategically done, to allow us to scale as a more professional outlet. Instead of messages and updates on the forums coming from me personally, they will now come from an official account, which instils more trust, presence, brand and authenticity.
Tim is somewhat of a mentor to me and someone who I hold in high regards. It was a real honour to have him answer so many questions on the forums, and he managed to conjure up 100’s of new threads and posts, which – if you read my How to Host a Successful Ask Me Anything – is a great boost for the forums!
Who’s attending AFFILIATE WORLD EUROPE 2016?
Secondly, my good friend Rohail Rizvi and I have been busy planning the kickoff party of all parties! I’ll be able to reveal more details soon on the blog, but for now, make sure you follow me on Facebook if you want to attend the event.
This will be the first ever party we’ve actually hosted, so we’re super excited to bring you AffiliateFix members to Berlin!
Okay, let’s get into some stats:
- Members: 35,079 (34,001 last month)
- Posts: 129,094 (125,702 last month)
- Active Members: 8913 (10135 last month)
- Facebook: 5795 (5654 last month)
- Twitter: 2201 (2194 last month)
- Members: 2507 (2450 last month)
- Posts: 17,389 (17,079 last month)
- Active Members: 334 (451 last month)
- Facebook: 6375 (6373 last month)
- Twitter: 220 (221 last month)
- Members: 40,166 (39,776 last month)
- Posts: 136,758 (135,665 last month)
- Active Members: 1068 (758 last month)
- Facebook: 15 (14 last month)
- Twitter: 4 (4 last month)
Landing Page Guys
It’s business as normal over at the number one company for landing page designs this past month. The team has been doing some amazing work with our clients and delivering some great results.
Andy and I have been at the helm as ever but have been focusing largely on “Project P”, which subsequently has a big connection with Landing Page Guys.
June saw us travelling all over the UK to meet with new and potential partners for Project P.
It also took us to an incredible office space in London called “The Rainmaking Loft”.
We visited The Loft to meet Deepak Tailor, a very inspirational and awesome client of ours. Deepak owns a very large rewards and free stuff website called LatestFreeStuff. He invited us to take a look at his amazing office space and finally meet in person.
It was great to finally meet Deepak and we spent several hours talking shop and discussing his amazing pitch and successful bid on Dragons’ Den.
Best of all, he was incredibly humble, and he invited me and Andy back to host one of his renowned Four Hour Work Week Meetup event where they invite guest speakers to talk in front of hundreds of people.
I’m super exited to be speaking in September, and as soon as details are finalised, they will be announced on the blog so stay tuned!
Elsewhere, my blogpost on 6 Tools That’ll Help You Build a High Converting Landing Page received some really good feedback and has resulted in a handful of new clients who saw my post on the blog, AffiliateFix and STM forums.
I’ve always said it, but advertorials and native-like content is a far better investment than any banner ad or advert.
Once more, I hit my monthly target of 4 posts, and I think they may have been 4 of my best personally. Wouldn’t you agree?
- OliverKenyon.com is One Year Old!
- How to Host a Successful Ask Me Anything
- 6 Tools That’ll Help You Build a High Converting Landing Page
- May 2016 Growth Report
My first year’s wrap-up post really brought it home to me as to how far I’ve come in the past year, but it’s literally flown by that it’s scary!
The very fact that I was recently featured on one of the biggest entrepreneurial podcasts available in the UK and that Deepak has invited me to speak in front of hundreds has really made me feel special and determined to make the next year even more successful.
We made a big switch in June in the form of our email software provider.
I think it’s unfair to criticise AWeber because they’ve provided a fantastic service to me and others for many years, but it was clear to me and others in the industry that they were having huge issues and it would take them some time to fix them.
I made the switch to Active Campaign, and although it’s still the early days, I must admit the results are already looking better.
Another thing I love about Active Campaign is the sexy UI/UX, which has given us some great inspiration for Project P. Some of the funnel features and tagging systems are super cool also.
My one criticism for now is they need to make it easier to manually unsubscribe people from your list.
So onto year two!
It was another busy month personally, with the highlight of June being my trip to London to attend the STM meetup!
I booked myself into a room at the HOTEL NAME next to Hyde Park.
Max and Tai joined me early afternoon, and the drinks and conversations just started to flow. These two guys are not only colleagues of mine but have also become very close friends, so we spent the whole rest of the day drinking and discussing business and ideas.
I’m a huge believer in karma, and it was proven when I went to clear our £200 bar tab and the woman at reception said she’d upgraded my room to the Suite! Bingo!
We had another drink and headed to the STM meet!
As I explained above, we turned up just as things were shutting down, but luckily enough, the awesome STM crew let us tag along with them for a pub crawl and we ended up in some random woman’s studio flat with some cold drinks from the off-license.
The odd thing is no one knew her or why we were there?
Anyway, it was great seeing Lorenzo, as he’s a huge inspiration of mine. It was also great finally meeting Christina, aka the FBQueen, who regularly posts on AffiliateFix and has hosted her own Ask The Expert Week!
Speaking of STM, who’s going to Berlin?
If you are, please reach out below as I’d love to have a drink or coffee with you, and be sure to attend our kickoff party!
Apart from crazy nights in London, Josie and I enjoyed a really nice evening away to Cardiff. We went back to the hotel we visited when we first got together almost 6 years ago and enjoyed a lovely meal on the Quay.
Another highlight was seeing my cousin perform with his band in Bristol. He’s an incredible pianist, so it was really nice seeing him on the keys!
Our house move is finally on its last legs and we hope to get the keys in July (fingers crossed).
So, July. The month of AFFILIATE WORLD EUROPE. I’m already excited to write next month’s report!
What did you get up to in June?