I'm kind of in a pickle...I put these classes on hold for a couple of months and now I'm struggling to re-connect. Also, I need to vent a little.
In a nutshell...I had two unavoidable trips to Washington and one to Arizona after my health scare in November. I'm grateful that we can work from anywhere but I've got to say it's harder than I thought it would be. It was really difficult to find time to be online. And internet access was sketchy at times.
My rankings dropped dramatically which isn't surprising but I'm back trying to get my ducks in a row.
Problem #1: I'm getting near zero traffic on my websites. I know I need to post more but even when I was diligent, the only visitors I got were from WA. I post on Social Media and try to connect with as many people as possible. Part of the problem is one of my niches has tons of competition. I thought I did a good job of researching keywords but apparently I didn't.
And I think there might be a problem with SEO. When I checked Analytics a day or so ago, there were a bunch of error messages. Some of them I just can't figure out how to fix. Besides not being able to interpret a lot of that data, it's entirely possible I screwed something up. :-(
Problem # 2: I am trying to work with a couple of websites that I had going before joining WA. Because of my husband's illness and then after he passed away, I just didn't have the oomph to keep up with them. Plus he made me promise not to sell our business for a year which was a mixed blessing...kept me busy which was what I needed but made it hard to concentrate on anything else.
In the meantime, both of my domain names expired and someone snapped them up. Just made me sick. My fault, of course, for letting them expire but it was just part of that icky period of my life.
I also had written more than 50 articles that are on HubPages (I was with Squidoo and when that ended, they were transferred to HubPages) and I'm just not into HubPages. I don't know how to move them all to perhaps another personal blog?
So here's my dilemma...I need advice. If any of you real WA pros (or if you know someone who could help me) would mind looking at my settings and giving me the scoop, I'd be most grateful. If it turns out that I'm just not turning out good content, I'll have to deal with that.
Plus if someone could check out my HubPages (PM me for the link) and help me decide what to do with them before I'm booted out of HubPages, I'd be most grateful. I'd love to be able to work them into my WA life. I have no clue how to do that.
Also, I'd love if someone would share their typical work day with me. I have a difficult time structuring my day. I have a fairly full schedule outside of WA but besides that, I'm constantly researching possible posts for my websites. And I write and rewrite. Probably more than I should but I'm just not that self-confident, I think.
I've reached Kyle's lesson (6 of 10) in bootcamp where we're to write non-stop for 30 minutes and I'm going to do that today!
I'm happy to hire whoever can help me get back in the swing of things. I don't have unlimited funds but I honestly believe I could recoup the expense if I'm on the right track. Please send me a PM if I'm making sense and you're available.
I love WA and want to be successful. Thanks for listening.