care about traffic from Google.
A list is traffic on tap. Anytime you want it, to any page you wish to direct it.
As long as the people on your list trust you, it's money on tap too. Your list members will buy at a much higher rate than traffic you get from Google (or just about anywhere else).
Want to make money as an affiliate marketer? Guess what? Yep, a list is the best way to crank out the affiliate commissions.
Stop fighting it. Stop spinning your wheels on 10 different "projects" at once. Focus all of your energy on getting that list built and growing. Learn how to "talk" to your list members so they believe and trust you. Then don't be afraid to send them offers. They will repay that trust in you by buying what you recommend. Just don't do them wrong by sending crappy offers or you'll lose them (as you should).
It REALLY is this simple. Stop coming up with reasons why it won't work for you. It WILL work for you. But you have to DO the work.