Clouds of Uncertainty - I've Lost My Way, Where Do I Go From Here?
Last Update: Sep 5, 2018
I'm not sure why I'm writing this post or what I'm looking for. Maybe words of encouragement from the WA community (all of you are great by the way)? Maybe just to express what's going on in mind and solidfying it by typing this post?
I'm essentially in a rut. If you've read my one and only previous post you know my history with WA. In a nutshell though, I've tried and fell a couple of times trying to get a site going.
I thought that this most recent and third time would be different. I started out in May and the first 3 months I was doing well writing content consistently. However, for the past month I haven't written any content.
I guess I was hoping to see at least a couple of affiliate sales through Amazon (even if it was just a buck or two). However, nothing happened. Interestingly, I get maybe 2 or 3 organic pieces of traffic on the two product reviews I've had, but no other visits to any of the other 20-something posts I've written.
Now I'm mentally back down at the bottom. I'm questioning myself. Do I pick another niche? Even as far as do I give up? I don't want to. I see the success stories. I just saw the post of "Back to 5 figures" for the month.
I suppose I'm impatient. Those 5 figures didn't happen overnight, it happened over a few years for that WA member.
I'm not doing well financially though. Credit cards are maxed out (it's a lot). Rent on top of groceries, $800 for child care on top of an $800 monthly student loan payment. I'm getting caught up with the need of instant gratification and success.
I know that's not the way to think, but my mind keeps taking me there and it's difficult to try to stop my mind racing. I tried listening to some motivational speeches today and I suppose they helped for a very short amount of time. Now it's 9:30p where I am and for the past few hours have been thinking negatively again. I'm tired and I know I have to get back up to take care of my 5 month old and work my 8-430 job again, and again then the next day, and again, etc.
Sometimes I wish some sort of miracle would happen, but according to the motivational speeches I listened to today, that's not how it works.
So here I am now. Not sure what to do and not sure what I need to help myself.
So here I am exposing my negative mentality for the WA community. Apologies if this has put a damper on your mood. I do wish everyone success in this great community. Hugs to all of you and those that have supported me thus far.
New niche? Keep going with the site I've neglected for the last month? WA isn't for me? Wish me luck to find the right path.
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