How's that for a Post headline lol. Anyway, still struggling? Please keep reading...
Most of us go through the following sequence before making money:
Phase 1) You discover that you can make money online. You buy various products, get very excited, through up a site as quickly as possible and then spend a sleepless night thinking about all the money you're going to have in your PayPal or Clickbank account the following morning.
Phase 2) Weeks or even months (sometimes years!!!!) pass without making any decent amount of money. At this point, you need to look at what you did THAT day to promote your site, or to improve it...often you will find you didn't do anything. The next day is the same, and the one after that...
Phase 3) Ok, so you see posts about "you need to take MASSIVE action". So you say to yourself "right, that's it, I'm going to roll my sleeves up and really go for it. You start writing a new post for your site every day, you post 3 - 5 times a day on Facebook, you email a ton of site owners hoping for a joint venture partnership...and so on. You do this for month after which you are sick to death, close to getting brain damage...and maybe still don't have very much to show for it. "Dammit, I took massive action and nothing happened, what's the point!!!!"
Phase 4) Oh dear, this is where many will give up. Those who don't are starting to wonder if this is all a scam..."why is it not working for me". You stop your daily posting and emailing, and go back to buying products again looking for the secret.................
GANG....if you are not careful, this cycle can go on for years, how do I know??? Don't ask!!!! ;-)
Who wants to skip to phase 5????
Phase 5) Ok, stick with me please. Now, you may have read about the importance of writing a list of what you should be doing each day (possibly write it the night before), this is very good advice but many do it for a few days and then start letting it slip.
Here's what I did, and what I suggest you try, it has worked a treat for me.
FIRST THING!! I know this is so difficult, but if you have multiple websites, niches etc....PICK ONE!!!!!!! Pick the one you think has the most chance of making you money the quickest and keeping you interested for as long as possible. Once you have one site making money, it is sooo much easier to use the money to get others up and running. If however, you do more than one at once BEFORE making money, then you are halving the time spent on each one, thus doubling the time it will take to get either of them making moolah.
...ah, but I hear what you are thinking.. "but if I have two sites, won't that double my chances because one or the other might take off". Honestly, pleaseeeeeee, follow what I say.
Ok, so you have one site. The next thing is to decide what your daily plan is going to be for everyday. The difference being is the list is going to be the same for each day, and it isn't going to be so long that it will drive you insane.
For example, here is my list which I do day in, day out for my ONE site.
1) Do one post for my site
2) Announce that post with a link on my Facebook page
3) Do the same for twitter (of course, you can automate these two steps if you want via plugins)
4) Contact a Blog/site owner or YouTube owner to try and form a relationship (p.s not say "hi, can you promote my stuff lol"
AND THAT IS IT! I don't create a different list for the following day, it is the same every day, and it isn't so many things that it drives me nuts. I should be able to take only an hour or two each day, you could do less if you like.
The point being, is after a month, I will have 30 pieces of contents for my site, I will have 30 links to my post from Facebook (which others may share) and the same for Twitter. Also, I may make contact with one or two big hitters that can literally change your life over night. Even if not much happens after one or two months, it hasn't killed me and made me feel like giving in. However, I guarantee that if you keep this up for even 2 or 3 month, you WILL start to see results,
I have a weight loss site I was doing this with, everyone says WL is really competitive. Just by posting daily alone, after TWO months the site was getting nearly 300 hits a day.
Do me a favour, create your daily list NOW, print it out, stick it on your wall, put it on your PC desktop, tattoo it on your wee willy winkle or on your babylons and follow it daily!!
All the best and good luck.