I think every novice gets into this stage of looking for more and more products and services to sell. The problem with this is it’s not the answer you’re looking for. The product or service is just a small part of the pie. It took me quite a long time to make that realization. I think Wealthy Affiliate did a great job in building a frame around the idea of traffic and offer separately. It’s just one of those things as a beginner, you don’t think so much about building great traffic. You mostly want an offer that will make you a strong commission and honestly don’t care much about where the traffic comes from as long as it converts. I admit, this is how I was thinking, looking back it’s extremely lazy. There’s an entirely separate art of traffic generation. There’s an art in writing great copy. There’s an art to email sequencing. There’s even an art to presenting the offer itself.
Accepting This As an Art
I think we can all agree that the prospect of money is a huge factor as to why we start new “hobbies”. The problem with that is we absolutely miss the art behind each endeavor. In my experience, the art is what makes the difference. How much better can you make that visitor’s experience when they arrive on your site? If your presentation is amazing and your copy is trash they may stay longer than someone who has expert copy and horrible presentation. I think this is a sign of the times and also something that needs to be considered heavily. In this example, maybe you should hire your weakness. You can build from your strengths indeed, but I think beginners often forget to look through the eyes of the visitor. I’m guilty of it. I was so dead set on creating content that it wasn’t until later that I went in and tweaked my themes, added pictures and videos. I realized that I myself wouldn’t even stay on the website for very long if I landed on it.
Wealthy Affiliate Teaches You To Blog Aimlessly
You take the first few levels of courses, you earn badges and you learn to blog essentially. So you sit down to write, and write, and write some more. You don’t learn how to test, you barely learn to use Jaaxy to look-up keywords. It’s the age old “nothing going on here, move along now.” This part was sickening for me. I got to a point where I was forcing my way through the course. I think it was around the part where they encouraged I create a Pinterest account for lead generation. Yes this could work, but man it’s such a rabbit hole. Realizing that they tell you to make engaging content, and to clean up the user experience, and to post in the community to get feedback. This is all great, but where is the teaching? I suppose you can come to the realization on your own, but I guess the limitation exists for me because there’s a strong assumption on content pages rather than branding, aesthetic, and video content. Yes they teach you to make content that is engaging, but I’m yet to have anyone suggest video, email, messenger chat, or anything outside of writing blogs based on Jaaxy’s suggested keywords.