Ask people to engage and respond to them within 24hrs. It seems pretty simple and basic but I’ve had some serious pushback in regards to socializing online. Let me take a step back. My preference to knock out work systematically goes against engaging and taking that moment to put together a viable response. I’ve run into this hinderance more than enough times, and I finally want to go ahead and address it for others that may be struggling as well.
I’ll just say it, I hate being forced to engage. So when I make things like YouTube videos, posts, etc. I loathe the need to interact after I’ve produced content. Am I the only one? I have a few successful SEO friends that hate making YouTube videos and I’m sure a few of them don’t like writing as much as they might not want to admit it.
We all have something we either don’t enjoy doing or downright don’t want to do. I’ve come to the conclusion that I will need to find success on the other side of making those task that seem intolerable today, manageable tomorrow. I’m not sure if that means I need to grab a VA from my buddy Tim Francis over at Great Assistant or if I need to plan my day around the difficult tasks and make sure I conquer my most burdensome task early. For me, I’ve enjoyed writing this journey, but I admit the stop-start nature of the course has me a bit dejected and overwhelmed all at the same time.
I’ve come to the conclusion that blogging consistently is mostly about being able to manage ideas and undistracted moments of focus. I took on the task knowing that this wouldn’t be the issue, I can put out content month after month for the long stretch like my favorite rapper Curren$y. I don’t mind that at all. I get caught up because of my lack of confidence in the SEO realm mostly. I do understand the idea of creating solid content that is relevant, but constantly wonder about keywords, affiliate links, interlinking, offers, banners, images, video content etc. All this while I’m trying to build content that is engaging for the reader and ranks well with Google.
I think that I’ll be able to get good enough at this to make a few commission from this site over the next 60 days. I’ve put a hard stop on content creation for 2/2/19. So by then, not only will I be long done with the Wealthy Affiliate course, but the content on this site will be refined and curated to a point that I will have the rankings and traffic I need to create a full-time income. That’s a tall order, but remember I have SEO Affiliate Domination’s Greg Jeffries on my side. The guy put in work for 8yrs before he broke through, and I’m more than grateful to have met him and developed a solid friendship. Because of this, I have confidence in the process and I think that has made the difference. If you noticed in my previous post I discuss the disappointment I’ve had regarding not only the amount of content I’ve produced, but also the progress I’ve made going through the course itself. This goes against a couple of things, and I want to highlight this so that you don’t beat yourself up like I did.
Don’t Beat Yourself Up
Even though I wasn’t yet getting results, I remembered that even Share-A-Sale didn’t hit for me for 90days from the first time I logged into SEO Affiliate Domination and began learning. Obviously for much of that time I was learning and not necessarily writing content, but once I had a few sites up it wasn’t until I start systematically pumping out original content that I found success. So, if you are looking for a way to make passive income in the long run and have some sort of runway between investing in a course and benefiting from a course, I highly suggest affiliate marketing in the style that SEO AD and WA teach. I will say that SEO AD is all video course so I was able to go through the videos quickly in about 3 days of intense info gathering. I can’t say the same for WA which is thorough as well, but also bordering on rudimentary in nature. Like I’ve said several times in the blog, I like WA but I don’t think I would have achieved actual results (first commission) as quickly if I would have went with them over SEO AD as a newcomer. I’ll continue to take courses probably long after WA is done, this is definitely the type of skill you either sharpen or lose eventually.