Monthly Archives: May 2015

My CPVLab was down …

I’m using CPVLab as my tracker, with Beyond Hosting to host all my website. I’m using VPS to handle my traffic and I do not expect or allow any disturbances to my sites.

However, recently I encountered lagging from my CPVLab. Not too sure why, and since it was still running fine, I just ignored it.

My worst fear finally happened yesterday. While I was editing and adding new campaigns, but CPVLab couldn’t load and finally, “500 Internal Server Error” occurred. It was bad. My traffic was running and I was losing money every single minute. I imediately open a support ticket to Beyond Hosting. The person in charge (Kyle) replied almost immediately saying he would checked the issue. I could only wait and prayed.

After several attempts to bring my site back, including reinstalling my CPVLab, Kyle told me I had to wait for their Tier 2 admin to come as he did not have enough access rights to continue troubleshooting. I felt lost. This was the first time I felt completely helpless. There was nothing much I could do except to pause all my traffic.

Since everything’s down, I made use of the time to play with my daughter, brought her to our library and playground. It was then I realized I focused too much on my biz, rather than on my girl. Feeling pretty guilty ;(

At night, around 1030pm, beyond hosting staff replied asking me to try again. He (Jesse) said he had removed some files that were jamming my server.


I tried, but failed. I could login this time, but wasn’t able to edit my campaigns, or checked any stats. I emailed Jesse back again. He checked, and within 5 min, he told me it was settled. The root cause was because my database and CPVLab version were different, and therefore unable to sync. He fixed that by upgrading my CPVLab. Indeed, it was fixed magically! I couldn’t say happy I was at that time. It seems like a part of me suddenly revived from the dead. Lol.

I resumed all my traffic immediately. It was late and I was tired. I was hoping everything would be settled and by tomorrow morning, I could see some traffic reflected on my CPVLab. I knew my earnings would be affected, but right now the most important was to get the problem fixed.

The next morning, I login to my CPVLab before I even brushed my teeth (familiar anyone :p ). Finally, things were back to normal. My stats were healthy. Earnings were back and biz was back as usual.


Although my traffic and earnings were dropped, I was still happy with what I had. Online business was really a push button business. I pushed the button to resume my traffic, and traffic started running.

I’m not sure if the problem is settled. I have to login with my iphone regularly to make sure my site is up. But I’ve learned several lessons:

  • I depend too much on CPVLab. I must spread my traffic and campaigns to either more accounts, or Voluum. At least if 1 site/server is down, I still have the rest running.
  • Always get worldclass service such as BeyondHosting. You need immediate response when things happened, and they are giving you that attention. Don’t go for cheap sources.
  • Relax. When things are down and beyond your control, take the time off to do something meaningful. No point keeping it to heart and make your day miserable.

So have you encountered any sudden disturbances in life? How do you react or overcome it? I’ll like to hear.

Sweet April 2015

I’ve been really busy for the month of Apr to May. Things were going well for me, especially my online business. I’ll talked about it later.

Work is still taking 75% of my time. I love my job, and that’s why I’m still an employee. But right now, some circumstances changed, and I am seriously considering if I should pursue my business full time. Not really urgent, but decision has to be made someday. I guess it’s a good problem to have 🙂

As for my online business, it was doing quite ok for the month of Apr. I was able to hit USD20k for revenue. My ROI was close to 170%, which made my profits closed to SGD20k. Pretty sweet for someone who was doing part time.

 Ps: I’m not showing off my earnings. I can easily name 10-20 super affiliates earning way more than me. I’m trying to show my readers it’s definitely possible to make money online, part time, if you choose to.

How I Did It?

I do not consider myself successful or good, but I do have some tips to share on how to achieve this.

1. Mentor

I found this to be the most important factor. You could learn everything yourself by going through the forums, websites and ebooks, but nothing compariable to having a good mentor. You can shorten your path to success from a few years to a few months. Find a good mentor, follow exactly what he is doing and replicate.

2. Mastermind Group

Besides having a mentor, you need to have your own mastermind group, some like minded people who can work together with you. These people will be your inner circle, who’re willing to share their successes and failures with you. You will learn and progress faster from other people’s mistakes. 

Facebook is a good place to start finding. Seminars and previews are good too. Start finding yours.

3. Seminars

Last week, I attended Anthony Robbins’s seminar. It BLEW my mind! There were close to 6000 people, from 12 different countries. I met many friends there, shared our tips and experiences. If you asked me, it was totally priceless! 

I made a promise to myself – Attend at least a seminar every year. I need to keep improving myself, and seminars are good way to achieve it.

 
So how about you? How do you intend to change and upgrade your life? What are you doing right now to achieve it? Write down in the comments below. I’m very interested to hear from you 🙂