Study or Add Content?

Last Update: February 02, 2016

I’ve almost completed Lesson 2 of Course 3 - the one about how affiliate marketing works. How exciting! But one of the tasks is to join at least one of the recommended affiliate networks and that has proved to be a stumbling block.

I looked at each of the 4 networks mentioned and there are two which have merchants suited to my niche. BUT then I began to worry that my site might not have enough content to get accepted by the networks.

How much content is enough?

Anyway, I have settled down to add content before I actually finish the tasks at the end of this lesson. And because I am determined to work through the lessons methodically and complete all the tasks before moving on the the next lesson, my studying has stopped.

I have set myself a goal for the amount of content I would feel happy presenting to potential affiliate networks. Which means I’ll be writing articles for the next few days.

Has / did anyone else hit a point where they felt that their site was a little too light on content to be able to progress to the next lesson?

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jdlovel Premium
Good topic. I always try to keep a balance. Blog, write comments, do lessons. It's not a matter of how much or how quickly you go through the lessons, it's did you complete each lesson exercise and thoroughly understand the lesson and the exercise. You can't climb from mid ways and you can't skip a rung an dif you try to scale a ladder too quickly you might slip and fall. balance
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jastewart Premium
Exactly - I DO work through the lessons methodically. What brought me to a halt was not having enough content to apply to affiliate programs. But now I'm almost happy with the amount of content and will feel confident when I apply to the various affiliate programs.
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bogyolin Premium
This is exactly my dilemma, too. I stopped at the end of course two and couldnt progress since then due to the kack of content on my site still. I wish i could have 2-3 weeks off work to dedicate on content writing instead...:(
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jastewart Premium
It's one week later and I think I was right to focus on adding content. The more content I added the more I realised that I needed to organise the menus on my site. So, taking a break from studying has been positive.
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bogyolin Premium
Glad it worked out well. At the end of the day it's not a sprint but a marathon so slower pace would be better just hard to resist when there are so many things to learn :)
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VMahony Premium
Today, I did both. I need to be more disciplined about training.
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jastewart Premium
Self discipline is key. You're right.
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XinZhang Premium
I also felt I wasn't keeping up on the website so I paused training going until I caught up somewhat. I had to keep reminding myself that it isn't a race. You Don't Get A Prize For Finishing Training quickly. And I have no idea why this started capitalizing my words.
Xin
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jastewart Premium
You are so right - it's not a race. It's about consistency and dedication. And to be consistent with the stages of the course I need to feel that the website is developed enough.
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JoshuaMeain Premium
I did have the same problem as you. I decided it would be best to keep building my website for a few more days. After all once your done with the training you have to sort out your own problems. You have to think of new ways to attract traffic.

In about two days I felt my website was ready for affiliate links and started to do the training again.

It's really up to you but there is no rush. Just go at your own pace. I finished the training in about a week and a half. Here is my website that I have recently realized has a few spelling mistakes. http://healthycathealthylife.com
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JoshuaMeain Premium
But seriously do what you think is best because it probably is. Be confident in your ability because all human beings have the power to do amazing things.
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