For the past 3 months I've spent almost every waking hour (I am literally talking about 85+ hours/week) trying to make this affiliate marketing business working for me. I started with no real previous knowledge and was eager to learn. At first I did well resisting the shiny objects as good as I could and focusing on one thing only.
But after a few weeks with no real results doubts started to come up and I began to run right into the newbie trap...
How could I not do that? After all I still had no idea what I was supposed to be doing and I started to become desperate for just some results. Well, turns out that didn't work out either.
Now I am at that point in time where in the past I'd give up. I'd quit and think that all internet marketing really is is just another pyramid scam that's feeding on desperate sorry people like myself (and, let's be honest, a part of the industry is aimed at just that...).
But, I've promised myself that I would not give up, that I would not quit, no matter what happens. I would make this work for me.
To be honest I am still lost and don't know what the heck I am supposed to do in detail. And If I wouldn't be broke I'd get myself a coach that would help me out here. But unless there is anyone here who wants to mentor me for free that's not really going to work right now.
Why did I start this thread? Maybe to tell some newbies that this whole thing is not as easy as it seems, and that I does take a lot of hard work and patience. Maybe to refocus myself to get back to the basics and work from there. Maybe in hope that someone will be able to send me in the right direction.
But mostly just to motivate myself and to remember...
To everyone who hasn't made it yet. Don't give up - but stop.
Refocus on where it is you want to go. Figure out what the next one step is to getting there and take that step today.
At least that's what I'll be doing...