Find the Unique Flow That Works For You
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!!