Oh, Those New, Beautiful, Shiny Distractions!

Last Update: May 26, 2016

So, I'm all about honesty and truth. That means sometimes admitting my obvious flaws! I've been distracted in many ways these past few weeks and I decided this was a really good chance to share with everyone as a reinforcement or commitment to remain focused on your 1 task at a time!!!

I haven't published anything new on my website, which is still waiting for part 2 of a tutorial on "Learning The Lingo" in Affiliate Marketing on my blog, for about 3 weeks now.

First distraction, albeit a good one for me, nonetheless took me away from my focus, my swimming pool. I ranted and raved about wanting to exercise and get some sunshine in my pool this year to my husband, Don. That took 3 weeks to get cleaned out, shocked and pH balanced. Yes, that was outsourced for anyone who wants to know! Still, a distraction for me because it sat dormant for the past 2 years, as I am the only user.

Second, I have had a terribly hard time with creating landing pages, thank-you pages and redirect emails for my last 2 pages on my website, "Make Money" and "Products/Tools that have basically nothing on them to promote. I'm kinda different that way, I don't like to use the same old landing pages that are saturating the marketplace by other affiliates. So, what did I do? I purchased 3 different products for my website as plugins that I spent considerable time trying to learn how to use and then integrate them with Get Response, which was my AutoResponder. None of them worked correctly and yes, I was extremely frustrated!

Third, I decided that if I changed the theme on my site, I could incorporate more fully with a wonderful product called OptimizePress, which is a landing page template theme or plugin. This has so much power that I couldn't upload it naturally through WA, so I did it the unconventional way, through File Transfer Protocol (FTP). It worked but what a mess I created with my website! Lord have mercy on my soul, talk about becoming nutso!!

I not only had to redo my homepage, about me page, contact page but also, part of my blog. Needless to say, couldn't get the OptimizePress to incorporate my static front page with the beautiful header and footer I had spent so much time on, but also, never really liked the way the blog looked! Back to Tesseract theme and recreated everything again!

Now, if this wasn't time-consuming enough, I then went about creating forms in Get Response and spent a couple of days putting those together and tying them to Thank-You pages, only to find out that in neither the confirmation emails they create nor the Thank-You pages I created was I able to redirect prospects to my affiliate links. Man, if this doesn't curl your hair, what will, right?

I am now another $2,000.00 in the hole and decided something had to give. I'm frustrated and humiliated, not to mention, absolutely exhausted! I've spent nights and days trying to create something to automate that just doesn't work.

I've given up on Get Response, there is no interaction with Facebook Advertising, which I happen to use a lot. Can't capture the email address or names of over 4,000 conversions that my ads manager tells me I got!! LOL. Seriously???

I am on a new endeavor. I've signed on with InfusionSoft and will gladly pay them to put together 4 campaigns that will integrate with each other and capture the names and emails and I will again, focus on my passion: my blog.

So, in wrapping up, I wanted to encourage every new affiliate here to just do one thing! Go through all of your training with Kyle, stay focused, reach out for help (thanks to all of you who did try and help me, by the way)! There are so many wonderful people here that really do try and help you. Understand that what Kyle is doing is trying to save you tons of money in advertising costs, initially. By helping you set up your websites with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Google Analytics. The more content you produce on your own, the more Google raises you up.

Let my example of failure and obsession with new things, help you all to realize that everyone of us goes through trials and errors, even the most successful marketer's. Don't look at Facebook, Twitter, phone or even emails! Put it all on hold, while you learn the basics you need until you've got yourself positioned with your website to become an authority! Amen. Can I get a Hallelujah?


Janice Campbell

p.s. I have lost 10 lbs! So, yeah, the pool thing was worth the time for me in one big aspect, healthwise! I need a few hours a day to break away from the computer!


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Ecowarrior Premium
I am trying to shed the dreaded kilos too, so I wish you the best! I find it hard to stay focused but trying to set us some sort of schedule with my WA work and need to work on my website!
Best wishes, Lisa
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jchomebiz Premium
Thank you Lisa! I find that just giving up my nightly bowl of ice cream and cutting out all fats, breads, sugars from my diet really has paid off.. I'm eating a lot more fruit, the greek yogurt by Dannon that has 15g of protein per tub every morning for breakfast and lots of vegies for dinner, as well as avacado's is working on my belly! Yogurt and avacado's are 2 of the 7 belly fat reducers. Now, I'm also dancing in my pool almost daily and feel so much better than I did a month ago! I'm going for another 24 lbs total and I'll feel like a rockstar!! lol
Good luck to you on your weight and your website. I feel like I've become somewhat of a pro already with wordpress and plugins, since I've had to re-install it 3 x already and have made a large step forward today with getting some banners added. My advice on the website: take a couple to 3 hours max a day/or night and shut yourself in somewhere quiet and just focus on the lessons. I'm following you now and if you need help with anything just private message me if you want to, okay?

Janice
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AlexEvans Premium
Getting that pool going for the season can be a real pain. it looks as though it was very worthwhile. You have delivered some very good advice Janice for the young and not not so young thank you.
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jchomebiz Premium
Thank you Evan! I can tell you this, I invested $129.00 in a gadget called "Tap" from Amazon. I have Amazon Prime for livestreaming music and movies and all kinds of stuff and with the Tap, I just tap it and tell Alexa to play my prime music playlists and have 360 degree sound all around me while I dance in the pool! lol I'm having a great time losing the love handles and dancing, all by myself!
Best investment I've made this year by far! In fact, I'm gonna add it to my ecommerce store because it is worth every penny. If you have wi-fi set up at home, that's all you need. No cords, no receivers, cds or player - just barely under a foot tall and has 9 hour battery life.

Thank you for your kind words, I really felt compelled to write something to help others focus, since I lost it! I'm now following you!
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Sgreen2016 Premium
Congrats on the weight loss :) I am trying myself~Sherry
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jchomebiz Premium
Thanks Sherry! I need it badly because of my age and joint pain. I don't know what you like to eat, but I completely gave up ice cream (it killed me at first) but eat pineapple, banana, grapes, cantaloupe, yogurt (greek dannon with 15g of protein) and avacado's. The avacado's and the yogurt (fruit flavored strawberry, mixed berry, blueberry are awesome) are 2 of 7 belly fat dissolvers. If you're anything like me, I lose first in my boobs, then my butt, then my belly. But for some reason with the fruits and vegies (I gave up meat as well) the yogurt and avacado's have really been working on my belly. So, now I've got this new "Tap" by Amazon with Alexa that I can just say: Alexa, play my prime playlist and I can dance in my pool! I'm loving that and it is so relaxing that I am truly feeling so much better! Whatever you like to do to exercise, whether it's walking or whatever, I know you like music, right? Try just dancing and shaking those hips for about 20 minutes a day!! It works, I'm telling you, honest!
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Sgreen2016 Premium
OMG!! that is a lot to give up lol. When I start losing weight I joke and say the first things to go are my assets lol...but the dang stomach, grrrr. I went to the doctor and the medicine she prescribed was over $200 so I decided to add 20 more minutes to my daily work out lol. Gave up meat, man ya killing me lol. I will check back with you 6.27. and let you know my progress...good luck my friend :)
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jchomebiz Premium
Ok, keep the meat if you want, but make it lean. And workouts for the tummy, ain't nothin better than the dancing! It works!! I had a gallbladder removed about 6 years ago and I'm not supposed to eat like normal people all the fattening foods like ice cream, I do take a biteful every now and again! But the creamer, sugar, (so if you're drinking soda, switch to at least diet), anything like fried chicken, butter all that fatty stuff doesn't process the way it should for me anymore. Which is how I got so big in the first place. I'd be happy to be at 130 lbs again! That means I need to lose another 24 lbs. I'll let you know how it goes!! Good luck to you my friend!!
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Sgreen2016 Premium
130 is what weight watchers told me and I about fell over. I said sorry but 160 is too small, at least for me...I am shooting for 170 I LOVE MY ASSETS lol. Actually, I had to work really hard to gain weight and after 3 kids well lets say gaining weight was no longer an issue lol. One quick story: I live in the Windy City and as a size 0-1 the wind would blow me away and my friends or some Stanger would have to hold me so I wouldn't blow way (true story) embarrassing lol. That happened all the way until I was a 12-13 size (this is great for me). We will reach our goals soon enough. That goes to everyone on this thread, Good Luck Everyone :) ~Sherry
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