Are You Feeling Discouraged?
Give yourself and your business time to mature! Don't quit! Don't change what you are doing!
So I came across a blog post just now and I replied to it the best way I knew how and after I read what I could share with the author, I decided I wanted to share it just in case anyone else was feeling the same way!
For the new members here at WA, including myself, it is easy to get discouraged in the beginning because we are not yet sure if we are making the right choice or doing everyhing correctly. This is natural.
Although it is okay to worry, I think you should also look at the success you have had so far within WA. You've completed training levels, built a website, written thousands of words in content, added afiiliate links, and have also helped others out that are new here also.
This is something to be proud of.
Although your site is not ranking great, or you are not getting much traffic, even making any money yet, that will come with time.
You have to give your business time to grow and gain trust in the internet world. After months of building great content, giving exceptional reviews, and continuing to let you business mature you will see results in the long run.
Here is what I said to the author of the discouraging blog:
I don't think you should change your niche, you've put in too much hard work already and starting over now after 4 months would only set you back.
Maybe you can try to find a way to keep your niche but curb it. Try transitioning other things into it that are relatable to it.
For instance, I have a baby niche, but I don't only focus on baby stuff, i've also started focusing on mom stuff as well so I was able to use my blog to target moms but in a way that I offer guidance on being a mom, and taking care of the baby.
I am able to review and offer suggestions on both topics even though it is only one website/blog.
I think finding other things within that scope of health and wellness could be your things also. Maybe go through your posts and update them, make a few changes that can start that transition and then open up to a wider audience.
Another thing, you mention that your posts are between 2500 and 3000 words. Not a lot of people will want to read that much in one post. Try making them a little shorter. I try to stick between 950 - 1500 words. And rarely try to hit the 1500 mark unless I am doing a review.
I know this is long, but I am hoping it helps you in some way.
Have you tried also adding reviews on you blog?
If there are products you are offering through Amazon, maybe try doing some reviews on them. This could help also.
I wrote a blog yesterday about google and traffic. One of the members told me that Google doesn't really trust your site till about six months. You are still in the beginning stages so I think you should just focus on building your content for now and the rest should come later.
You shouldn't feel bad about bringing your concerns to WA, it's only natural to wonder if you are doing something wrong when things aren't going the way you've hoped.
I would say just stick with it for now and I hope some of my tips help!
This information could be useful to you or someone else. Although I've only been here a few weeks, I see the value in this program and am willing to work hard and let my business gain the age it needs before I decide I want to change it.
Like everything else, it needs time to grow.
Thanks for reading!