Help! I feel so overwhelmed

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I've recently quit my job as a kitchen manger to finally be able to try and work from home. I've been using affiliate marketing for the past couple of months. I've made some money through cj and a few other affiliate programs. I currently do not have a website. I gain money through social media. I have a few fan pages on FB and I have a few pinterest pages and I'm apart of 100s of FB groups which I post daily without an auto-poster.

I just feel like I'm hitting a wall. I have purchased a few programs which I really can't use (1 was a scam which I got refunded). I'm not sure how to proceed my cj account is over $300 and another affiliate program I use is over $100 after only a few days after being accepted.

I just don't know where to go from here I have looked into craigslist advertising but I just can't figure it out. I'm ready to start putting money into this since I started with $0 but with so many options I just feel overwhelmed and with so many ways its hard to pick out one. Any and all help will be much appreciated.. I'm highly motivated with a lot of time on my hands.
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  • Profile picture of the author wmrwl
    Why did you quit your job before having a solid plan in place?

    It sounds like you've achieved some level of success so take a step back, look at what you've done. What worked and what didn't? Replicate what worked, eliminate what didn't and keep experimenting.
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    • Profile picture of the author stackzilla
      Thank you for you reply
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  • My first suggestion is to do this:

    Close out everything that didn't make you money.

    Remember what it was that did make you money, and scale that up.

    Again, don't invest money unless you know for sure you are following a proven plan.

    If you're confused, you don't have to try and build some money making website or anything too turnkey.

    You could try going to Fiverr and making some good cash from there to get started. Learn your way. You don't have to get into it head on.

    What are you mainly interested in?

    You interested in affiliate marketing?

    Search the forum here for some ways to get affiliate sales, and start testing to see what works.

    Test it out to see which works for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyIMer
    I do not think it is a good move quitting your job.

    You should relax a bit, and as suggested by wmrwl, take a step back and to clarify things and make a plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author Al amin
    Originally Posted by stackzilla View Post

    I've recently quit my job as a kitchen manger to finally be able to try and work from home. I've been using affiliate marketing for the past couple of months. I've made some money through cj and a few other affiliate programs. I currently do not have a website. I gain money through social media. I have a few fan pages on FB and I have a few pinterest pages and I'm apart of 100s of FB groups which I post daily without an auto-poster.
    I just feel like I'm hitting a wall. I have purchased a few programs which I really can't use (1 was a scam which I got refunded). I'm not sure how to proceed my cj account is over $300 and another affiliate program I use is over $100 after only a few days after being accepted.
    I just don't know where to go from here I have looked into craigslist advertising but I just can't figure it out. I'm ready to start putting money into this since I started with $0 but with so many options I just feel overwhelmed and with so many ways its hard to pick out one. Any and all help will be much appreciated.. I'm highly motivated with a lot of time on my hands.
    First of all I would request you not to leave your day job (at least not right now). Then you said you made some cash. So why not scale that up until you make at least $1500-$2500. After getting that much you can always check out Paid campaign. Mind it first you need to lose $400-$1000 to test. When you find a winner just invest high amount of money and make profit and repeat.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave37
    The good thing is that you already did something that worked.

    It's good to have multiple income streams, but you cannot start building a new house without finishing the previous one. So I suggest you go back to one of the successful systems and work on it until you get total control over it.

    Another good way to get good focus and break free from been overwhelmed is to get a good coaching program.
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  • I will give you 2 suggestions.

    1) Don't buy the shiny objects on this website and others.
    2) Write an ebook about a topic you know very well.

    Once you get that done you can find a market/forum to sell the ebook to you. This is the quickest way to making money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author James1212
    Keep it simple, sounds like you are all over the place. Do some e-books and sell them on here. Sounds like you have some skills and knowledge. But if you need a job I would go get one to take some pressure off yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    Keep doing what you're doing now until you get really good at it, then you can move on to other traffic sources or learn other ways to increase your income.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy P
    A good rule of thumb is to try to stick to 1 plan or venture and see if it works for you. Give it time and never give up. Don't spread yourself all over the place and go jumping from one venture to another.
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  • Overwhelm is a symptom of the dreaded disease called "shinius objectus syndrome".

    Its when someone has been info overload and spreads themselves too thin in the process being jack of all and master of none in many products.

    I suggest picking a way to master a skill like seo, list building, graphics or something of great value that people pay lots of money for.

    Next is to have funds to feed your business to start.

    If you quit your job then you must get a business load. Some way some how to start your business venture.

    It is like a baby that needs to be fed. I had three jobs when i got started just to feed my biz, my son and my wife plus the never ending bills of life.

    You should find a mentor who can teach you the ropes to save you mistakes and guide you to what works but most coaches are expensive. So do your due diligence to see if they are legit.

    I suggest building your list, invest on an autoresponder, have a squeezepage, and have a free bribe to give away to get your traffic's emails.

    Build relationship with them and turn them into buyers for life.

    Always give value first and foremost!

    Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author Evan H
    Stick to one plan only...If I had to do it all over again I would have built my list from day 1...But you need money coming in when you first start out in this business to invest, test and tweak...Provide value and build relationships with other people before you start selling to them
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  • Profile picture of the author JessUBotNinja
    1) Documentation -- what worked, how well, what did you do in the things that worked... same types of info for those things that did not work.

    2) Focus -- what realms do you enjoy working in (fb, cl, affiliate pages, etc), perhaps if restaurants is a passion of yours, or even just an area you are very fluent in information wise, consider starting to focus on that

    3) Automate! there is not need to be doing a lot of simple tasks by hand... if you are willing to put some money out there there are plenty of softwares out there to help you... or (much fewer) to allow you to create your own software to tailor to your personal tasks
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  • Profile picture of the author stackzilla
    First of all I want to thank everyone who posted. I know leaving my job was probably not the best thing to do it was a decision I made too fast and without a back-up plan. Second I do plan on re-evauating what works and what doesn't and to focus on what does. I will also be looking into making an ebook I already have tools to make one. I am a highly motivated and I know if I just continue on I will reach my goals. Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author ceenote100
    I hope you have plenty of money saved up because quitting your job was very risky. It's extremely rare that people make a living on internet marketing overnight.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    You shouldn't have quit your job until you know for sure you have enough money to live off of for the next year. But since you quit your job stick to your plan and just go straight through this wall you are feeling. Consistency is key.
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    • Profile picture of the author holleythompson
      im in between agreeing and disagreeing with you quitting your previous job. i agree because if you dont really wanna do it anymore, then quit and start anew. i disagree because youre having a hard time making money now. however what matters now is you do your current job very well so you'll have no regrets in the end. well, it doesnt really matter now that you quit your previous job. just do what you want because you only live once.
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  • Profile picture of the author nuworld
    Keeping doing what you're doing that works. I would recommend building an email list. Do something that you like doing or see yourself doing and move towards that.

    You can look into paid traffic methods like building a list or cpa marketing. Building a list is so important so try to incorporate it into what you're doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Entrecon
    One thing about quitting your job, now you don't have a choice. Make money or starve.
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    • Profile picture of the author MrTwoFister
      Originally Posted by Entrecon View Post

      One thing about quitting your job, now you don't have a choice. Make money or starve.
      Absolutely..It is a do or die situation now for you..Just make sure you DO..
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Second I do plan on re-evauating what works and what doesn't and to focus on what does.
    Are you building a list or just sending traffic to affiliate offers? If you're not building a list you should set up an AR account before you do anything else. Learn how to use it before you go any farther.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimvol
    I think you may need to check out the link in my signature!

    Thanks!

    Jeremiah
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