Starting an online business fast
The world has become a place full of instant gratification. Want some food? Go to the drive thru. Need some information? Just go to Google and there will be hundreds, if not thousands, of sites waiting to give you what you need.
For the things that truly matter in life though, fast is not always best. You've got to stop and smell the roses along the way.I had been looking for quite awhile at ways to make money from home. I started mystery shopping, taking surveys, did some Mechanical Turks...None of it was getting me very much, but boy could I get a little bit of extra money fast.
I wasn't happy with only getting a little bit though. I wanted a way to permanently support myself while working from home. When I finally stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate about 4 weeks ago, I thought I had stuck oil.
.I flew through the first training course. I couldn't believe how easy it was to to buy a domain and start building a website. I decided almost immediately that I needed to learn more and took advantage of the discounted Premium rate for new members.
Halfway through the second training course and it all started to sink in. I had to slow down. It wasn't enough to just get things up and started. I need to plan out my posts better. Make sure my pages had evergreen content that could tie the entire site together.
Just from watching the live chat I was learning so much! Then I started reading other people's blogs; looking at the member training that was available; and really paying attention to the content I was putting on my site. It was not enough to just throw a website up and link to affiliate programs.
If I was going to get, and keep, traffic in my niche I realized that the site had to be inviting to women and it had to present the quality content I knew they could get on other sites in a way that other sites weren't presenting it.
I realized that getting my site up and running fast would not turn into me getting an online business started fast. Slow and steady was going to win this race for me. My site has a good solid foundation now. A few affiliate links and some really good content. I'm really happy with the way it looks. If I was a visitor I would want to stay for awhile. Now it's time to keep going with my training and learn all about social media.
For all of you new to WA I encourage you to take your time. There is so much information here. So many people who can teach you based on their personal experiences in online marketing. you may feel like you want/need money now, but it will pay off if you take your time your first month as a Premium member and really learn the industry, and community, you are joining.