Dealing with feelings

Last Update: June 01, 2014

It's been a month to the day that I went premium with WA. Over the past four or so weeks I have done all of the certification training courses. I have also browsed, and enjoyed, many other member created training courses, videos, and some videos/training from outside of WA.

At times it feels like there is so much to learn that I may never get a website ranked and earning money. My brain tells me that simply can't be true because other people are doing it...then firmly tells my emotions to shut up!

I did have a break through this weekend that got me very excited. I finally got my first bit of traffic that wasn't from WA. It didn't get me any sales, or commissions, but it got people onto my site!

My secret...Reddit. I probably should have waited longer to post a link there. It is recommended that you have an account open for at least a few days, if not weeks, and have commented on other people's links and discussions in your subreddit (or niche) before you post links. The reddit community can get down right abusive if they decide they don't like you, or are just there to sell you something.

But oh how awesome it is to log into Google Analytics and see a that a real live person is currently viewing your website AND IT ISN'T YOU! I also learned that I have Twitter followers (I'm not very good with Twitter).

This weekend I definitely learned the importance of social media. Now I just have to learn how to better leverage it so that I can get some more followers.

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RobinTheresa Premium
Brookeflinn. Thanks for the post. It is an encouragement to read. Glad that you had a breakthrough. This has been a long journey for me also but there are so many here that have gone before us to get advice from. Hang in there. Great Job. Robin.
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IMN Premium
One step at a time. One day at a time.
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Christabelle Premium
Good post and thank you for sharing your experiences! Christa
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RobinTheresa Premium
Thanks for the post it is very timely for me. I have been having those same feeling. Sometimes just not sure that I can make this happen. But I am sticking with it. Robin
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brookeflinn Premium
We can do it Robin! And I'm very glad I'm not the only one feeling like this.
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cheick55 Premium
I might try reddit.
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brookeflinn Premium
It's definitely at least worth looking into. Reddit is a very popular site, so if you can get in with their community then you can really drive some good traffic to your site. Plus if someone comments on one of your links it creates yet another legit backlink to your site because comment/link will show up on their user profile too.
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cheick55 Premium
You mentionede that they might not like you if it sounds like your selling stuff on your site? Please explain?
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brookeflinn Premium
It's more like if you go in without having ever commented on Reddit before and post a link to a review page/post on your site that has affiliate links all over it...well they'll think that you are on reddit just to get people to buy stuff from your site.

It would be better to go in and contribute to a few conversations in your niche, or subreddit. Maybe post a link to your site for a page/post that doesn't include any affiliate links first. If you set up the page/post in a way that tells people to look at the product review that would be okay. But I would hold off on putting a link on reddit that takes someone straight to a site that asks them to sign up for a service or "go here to buy this product."

It makes you look more like a contributor to the community instead of just someone out to make money off the community.
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cheick55 Premium
Thanks for the info
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cheick55 Premium
I also have been premium for a month. Let's high five the sky.
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Trialynn Premium
You are doing very well. congratulations!
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gise777 Premium
Good for you Brooks! I hope to follow your steps!
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corinnarose Premium
Thanks for the info and I'm sure you will see some real action soon!!! :)
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Jen090 Premium
You can also use Feedjit to check a real time visitor. Just add it to your widget.
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brookeflinn Premium
Ooo...thanks! I love all these fun new things to play with!
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nomda ploom Premium
lovely feedback, excitement and positivity come across very well!
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arick Premium
Yes, Brooke, it can be overwhelming. You are doing great!
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