Find the Unique Flow That Works For You

Last Update: May 07, 2020

At this point I hoped to be a bit further along than I am, but as I reflect back on the reasons for the delays, I'm good with it. Although we have excellent, step-by-step training that we would all do well to follow as closely as possible, each of us learn a little differently from each other. We also vary in how we go about building a business, or how we structure our daily workflow, or how we function in general. Then there's our niche, our current knowledge base, or what we have to binge learn in order to continue writing content. And one other factor I'll throw in for good measure, is that some people have money to invest in their businesses, while others have to take a grass roots approach.

A wealthy person would buy an affiliate conglomerate like Rakuten or Share-A-Sale or an already-successful affiliate marketing site, and with no knowledge of how to be an affiliate, would own and manage such a business. An affiliate with a few dollars to spare could get a couple sites started and outsource the writing of some of the content and research, and even design. While we should all follow the model presented in training (because it works), I've had to remind myself that it will look different for each of us. If you've been here for a while you've seen the new WA premium member who already had loads of experience and within weeks is ranking high within WA with two or three sites already making money. We should respect and applaud their efforts and example as we remember, like I was stating above, we are each in a different place and we have to carve out our own ways of staying motivated. Competition can be good and healthy, but comparing ourselves to others can stifle growth. It's tempting to compare our ranking within WA, or to compare someone else's success, faster or slower, to our own, but comparing won't bring the right results. Healthy competition, on the other hand, can be a tool to keep a person motivated to reach that next goal.

So, what I've noticed is that my approach at WA is similar to the approach I've used in other online marketing ventures I was involved in years ago and a pattern that has seemed to work for me in different circles. I won't bore you with all the details, but here a quick synopsis: as I'm slowly building my sites and working on having them rank better, I'm studying everything I can within WA and anywhere with helpful and relevant information. Perhaps just writing, writing and writing is best, but for my motivation to remain intact, I have to build my knowledge base and explore all the areas I hear about in which I'm less experienced but extremely interested. At some point it will all culminate and several other new sites will be taking off simultaneously.

My biggest struggle with this is that I sometimes tend to put off writing content as I reach for more information to use on building my sites. That's just where I am right now. I know I have to do both and continue to write, write, write to become an authority within the niches I've chosen. My personal commitment to self is to carve out more time to write!

I hope this has been helpful for some of you. This was mainly a random rant to help me organize my scattered thoughts. It was helpful for me to get my thoughts in black and white. Thanks for reading!!

Darrin

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Sorry for the delayed response, and thanks to all of you for your kind responses! After writing that post, I started getting sick, which is rare for me. I couldn’t tell what it was, but as the symptoms persisted, and I started doing some investigation, I was almost certain it was Covid-19. Yesterday evening I finally made it to an appointment where I could be tested. It was negative! The dr. said it was some other virus and that should be feeling better soon. Although I’m still slightly sluggish and not quite the 100% I usually feel, I immediately felt better with the good news.

Again, thanks for all of your input and insights regarding this post.

Darrin
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42Louise Premium
Glad to hear you are okay now Darrin. Take it easy.
Louise
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42Louise Premium
Great rant Darrin and I can relate to everything you say.

I swing from writing content a lot and then gaining information on how to do things and back again. I'm working towards trying to do both but it's not always do-able.

All this stuff is new to me so I think I will settle out a bit later...OR not😀

Have a great weekend. Louise
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Thanks Louise!!
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KyriakosShip Premium
Hello Darrin. I absolutely agree with you.
If this is not a past time activity, one should be serious about it and do the best to establish credibility and status. I believe these two factrors are the ones that will evntually make the defference and keep someone around

Best regards

Kyriakos
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I very much agree! Trying to keep balance is a challenge, but it’s how we stay on the high wire. :)
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sbarrow4 Premium
Hi Darrin. You're right. It is always the ongoing battle trying to build on your strengths and supplement your weaknesses. We are all different and we all work differently. There isn't an exact answer or science. As long as we keep heading in the right directions those problems will sort themselves out.
have a great day
Stephen.
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Dbrums Premium
True! We use the info as a guide and wise insight for best practices as we carve out our Own path.

Thanks Stephen!
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