I've Been Growing My Site For 18 Months — Here's What I Achieved

You can grow your website and earn money too.

Victoria Kurichenko
The Startup
Published in
6 min readFeb 20


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If you've been following me for a while, you might know I launched a website in August 2021.

I thought that this would be an excellent playground for my marketing experiments.

As an SEO specialist, I test my hypothesis and new content formats, measure content performance, and identify new working strategies. It's a lot of work which I often can't do with my clients' websites.

Back then, I launched an ugly and unprofessional WordPress site with a bunch of articles on different topics. There was no purpose behind it and no value for people. Nothing.

I thought no one would care because they would never find and read it.

However, I was wrong.

My website started growing several months after being live on the web. I've had mixed feelings about it.

On one side, I did not expect it to happen.

On the other side, I've used proven-to-work strategies, so it was meant to grow.

Was it luck or the reward for my hard work? I believe the former.

I launched a website despite the common opinion that competition was tough and ranking high was impossible.

People said, "You are late to the party. All niches are taken, especially yours."

However, I discovered that there are many untapped opportunities in every niche. You need to know how to find them.

Niche keyword research and on-page optimization helped me grow my site from 0 to roughly 5,000 visitors per month with less than 50 pages.

Here is the proof:

My website growth

I already hear unsolicited judgment that I should have done a better job as an SEO specialist and a website owner.

I could have attracted more users from organic search results and better monetized my website.



Victoria Kurichenko
The Startup

SEO specialist. Content writer. Helping companies attract potential customers through organic search results. https://selfmademillennials.com