Slow but steady
I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of at least some of this. It seams that most everything I do here is new to me. I've always been a hands on kind of a guy. If it has to do with anything mechanical or involves anything with wood, I can do it. Anything involving computers or the internet has been pretty much Greek to me. Because of that, every time I get into something new in the training, I have to do some research to figure out just what it is and how to use it.
That part really don't bother me though, I was a vocational teacher for years and I love learning new things. It does tend to slow the process down quite a bit, but this isn't a sprint, it's a marathon, and I'm here for the long haul.
When I came to WA, I was on temporary disability from a back problem. I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis due to osteoarthritis. I have had issues with my back since high school so I decided, with all the research I've done about back issues, my first niche would be about my aching back. I didn't know if I could make any money on it, but I figured it would be a good place to start to gain some experience and maybe even help a few people along the way. So that's what I did.
When it comes to social media, I looked for a book to help me. You know, something like "Social Media For Dummies" or something like that. I discovered you tube was a wealth of information. I have a Facebook account, but I got that just for the pictures of the grandkids. My daughter-in-law had to show me how to use it. I'd never even made a post on it. So now it's "Look out social media here I come".
I just made my first post on Google+. I have to admit, I was a little nervous about it. It took me quite a while to figure out if I was even doing it right. I think it went okay, at least it works.
I think most of what I've learned has been through the community. What wonderful people you all are. If I wasn't determined to get my website producing, I think I could spend all my free time with the community. But I can't, I have to get work done.
My plan is to have the certification training finished by the end of January. I feel that is a very reachable goal. I'm a lot more comfortable with the training and all of the available tools that I can now spend more time actually working and less time researching.
Withing the next three months, I want to have active accounts on the various social media platforms so I can efficiently and effectively promote my website. I want to sign on as an affiliate marketer with various programs and start promoting products via advertising and reviews. I also want to learn enough to be able to help those that are just starting with WA, kind of a pay it forward thing.
In the next six months, I want to have my second website well on it's way by going through the affiliate bootcamp. I can't wait to get started with that.
I new when I signed up with WA, that this was going to be a long term investment of time. I'm very happy with the progress I have made so far, especially considering how little I knew when I started. My ultimate goal is to be making enough money by the time I retire to allow me and the wife to do some travelling. I think by then I should have four or five websites up and running. That should keep us on the road for quite a spell. Then I can manage my business on the road. Who knows I might even start a new site about RVing.
Thank you WA for all of your help and support, maybe someday, I'll be able to pay it back.