Slow but steady

Last Update: January 03, 2018

Hello WA,

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.


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JeannineC Premium
There are some very successful sites about RVing. And always room for one more!
DNicholas Premium
Thanks Jeannine, maybe I'll be there someday soon.

sprbst53 Premium
I've felt the same way. It just takes time. It can be frustrating at times but it is fun.
MKearns Premium
Once you have it go over it again and nail it down Donald!
DNicholas Premium
Thanks Mike, I'll do that.
MiaL Premium
I love it - "social media here I come"!
Go for it!!

Have a look at this thread where you can post your social media accounts and request followers, with the idea that you follow others back: Cheers,
denocajun Premium
Great news it looks like you got a hold of what you want to do. Good luck I wish you the best. And please keep in touch...