Is It Time For A Rethink?

Last Update: September 11, 2019

Lately I have been focusing on personal branding. I have made videos about getting started online, written an ebook about personal branding,completed training courses about creating digital products. Yes I have been a real busy bee glued to my computer and staying up until late so that I won't miss the latest webinar. I am all about online marketing but now I am beginning to wonder if I am barking up the wrong tree.

I know we are supposed to be finding people's pain points and struggles and finding solutions for them. If I had really stopped to think before I got into busy mode what those pain points really are maybe I would be further on today.

I don't think too many people are staying awake at night worrying about their personal brand. So what should my online priorities be? Maybe helping people to lead happier lives might be more important than all this other stuff that is filling my brain and blotting out the realities of the real struggles that people are having.

Now I am asking myself whether someone would find it more painful to have had their heart broken than to have a janky personal brand or bio or social media accounts that weren't exactly popping?

I've spent years and a fortune on training about online marketing but in spite of all that knowledge perhaps I would have been better sharing the experiences that I have survived in my roller coaster crazy life.

I have had my heart broken on umpteen occasions and used various methods to mend it some more successful than others. I know how it feels and so I can empathise with others going trough the same trauma. I know what it's like to be adopted and I know what it's like to be happy, to be a mother and a grandmother, to be loved and to be cheated on, to be lonely and to be surrounded by love and the list goes on. So maybe these are the things I shiould be sharing instead of the latest hack on Instagram.

What do you think? I would really appreciate some honest opinions!

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GarryBrown Premium
I have had a massive rethink too; I have been at WA for just under 1 year. I have earned £50 commission.from my 2 sites, with all the commission coming from my diabetes site. My work from home site has brought 44 referrals to WA, not 1 has gone premium. I have spent a lot of hours promoting my sites on Facebook and Pinterest. And a lot of hours researching and writing blog posts.

I have now decided to buy a cheap camper/motorhome and be happy with my financial situation and just enjoy life with my family.
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hilarybassak Premium
Hi Garry
I have a camper van but unfortunately my grandsons are grown up now and don't really want to go traipsing around Europe with their parents and me. However we are planning a trip for next year from Ireland to Bulgaria and Greece via Spain, Italy and Switzerland etc. Really looking forward to that.
A year is a very short time on the internet. I hope you don't give up on your diabetes site as so many people are suffering from it including me. After all nowadays you can operate any online business on your smartphone. You must be doing something right when you have got 44 referrals and by this time next year you could have at least double that and find the magic strategy that will get them to sign up as members. I wish you every success and hope that WA will help you to buy a really cool camper van! 😀
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Carson2 Premium
An uplifting niche would be nice. The positive life that's possible.
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hilarybassak Premium
Thanks Carson
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hilarybassak Premium
Thank you Carson I appreciate the feedback
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BvVugt Premium
Sounds like you have something to offer as a coach. Maybe you could find a way to create self help courses to sell? Or create a membership community?

And at first, it doesn't have the be one or the other. If you direct some of the time you spend on your current niche to a new one, you could probably do both.
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hilarybassak Premium
Thanks Bianca I appreciate your feedback BTW I used to live in Den Haag - my ex-husband had a boutique there even though we couldn't speak any dutch when we opened it lol
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hilarybassak Premium
Thanks Bianca I appreciate the feedback BTW I used to live in Den Haag many moons ago
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BvVugt Premium
Lol, Den Haag is such an international city with all those diplomats and foreign companies you probable hardly needed Dutch ;-)

Cool place to live though, so close to the beach. I suppose you no longer live in the Netherlands now?
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hilarybassak Premium
Thanks Bianca for the inspiration
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hilarybassak Premium
Yes we had a boutique in Teresia Straat just a few minutes from the Queen's residence I miss Schevingengen and the poffertjes and I still eat chips with mayonnaise!!
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BvVugt Premium
Hahaha, everybody would miss the poffertjes. I love how you picked up some of our customs. Because I know chips with mayonnaise is frowned upon in some countries. Funny how we all love different things in different countries :-)
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Feochadan Premium
I think that writing about your passion would do you all kinds of good. My only concern is whether you would be able to monetize it. If you can, I would go for it!
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hilarybassak Premium
Hi Darlene I see you have also had lots of experiences in your life. There are always ways to monetise these things e.g. create an ebook about mending a broken heart and then target divorcees on FB ads etc etc
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Fleeky Premium
You would make a wonderful coach and advisor! Why not focus on that?
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hilarybassak Premium
Thank you Fleeky
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Fleeky Premium
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hilarybassak Premium
Thanks Fleeky Much appreciated
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