Update of my progress with wealthy affiliate

Last Update: August 31, 2019

Please take note of the picture above, I feel like the teacher at the back, trying hard to keep up.

At the same time, I feel like the little chap upfront, having the time of his life. Happy to have this chance.

My daughter, bless her soul, keeps reminding me how far I have come but I get so frustrated with myself for still getting stuck on things I feel I should understand. The terminology is sometimes confusing for me to understand.

This reminds me of the way I felt about "problem sums", the moment I heard the words, something in my brain shut down.

My poor, wonderful Dad, who was a maths boffin, could not understand why I could not grasp the fundamentals of what he was trying to explain.


Being a member of Wealthy Affiliate has changed my life. It has given me an enormous challenge, and despite some setbacks, the will to succeed still burns within me.

I became a member knowing sweet blow all about anything to do with the internet and the online world.

Believe it or not, I am ranked in the top 100, and have been for a few weeks now.

This is where I want to be.

My dream is still to complete the Super Affiliate Challenge, and that for me is where my frustration lies.

Somehow, probably as I was away on an extended holiday when we began, I managed to get way behind. Now I am struggling to play catch up.

Although I work on the computer the entire morning, almost every day, I don't ever seem to get on top of the tasks.


Although I am behind, the challenge has encouraged me to extend myself in ways I had not thought possible a year ago.

There is so much to learn which will help my business going forward.

Knowing that all the while I am completing tasks set out, this enables me to put into practice the things I am learning.

My big challenge is to get to grips with writing content which will -

  • Encourage people to learn something new, as I have done by joining Wealthy Affiliate
  • Find something they can not do without, thus enabling me to monetize my site
  • Help them with a problem they may have
  • Bring comfort when it is needed, give them encouragement


Is there anyone else out there feeling as I do?

Any suggestions on how I could overcome this feeling of being overwhelmed?

Suggestions please, dear Wealthy Affiliate family and friends.

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accad Premium
There are many things that may come up from the WA community but I just try to concentrate on what the courses and trainings suggest.
Any plugins, tools and other things not suggested by the course even though they are helpful, maybe it's not yet time to add them to the burden of learning.
JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi, accad,
You are right about that Will just plug on. (not in.)
All the best,
accad Premium
Hi, Jill, I think what I wrote on your post was intended for others. It was misplaced. However, thank you for accepting it.
laurenjean Premium Plus
Mom, you ARE doing an amazing job as a blogger! You are able to do it all on your own these days, keyword research, creating images on Canva, publishing and sharing posts with meta tags and all. You're an absolute star! You forget that when you started you didn't know what a URL was or how to attach a document in an email. Copy and paste was even new to you. "En kyk hoe lyk ons nou"... you are awesome! Celebrate your success.
JillAlexaVA Premium
Thank you, darling, You are such a wonderful support.
A lot going on just now, as you know.
Will get over this hump and keep going.
Love you always,
DarrenNicola Premium
Hello Jill and thanks for sharing your thoughts.
I think we all at times struggle with some aspects of this platform, for me I just take a step each day and start to see things happen.
Sometimes I have to go over the training a few times for it to make sense.
It does, however, get easier as you go.
You are not alone, keep up the good progress you are making.
Darren :)
JillAlexaVA Premium
Thank you so much, Darren,
I think I just get frustrated with myself when I don't understand things straight away. It is encouraging to know that others also need to go over things in the training more than once
Thank you so much for responding to my cry for help.
Kind regards,
Aussiemuso Premium
Hi Jill, I totally understand as I've just been there. I had to decide to cut myself some slack, as my expectations were too high with the family commitments I had. I didn't slow down, I just stopped beating myself up about what I didn't achieve in a day.

Instead I celebrate the little wins every day.

I think sometimes we underestimate all the other daily things expected of woman by their families. We know for a fact that women worldwide do 70% of the housework. We are expected to cook and organise most of the meals.

So why do we feel so under pressure?

If we were men starting a business, most of the time we could say, I have to work and other things would be done for us. This doesn't happen often for us but when it does it's greatly appreciated.

Think of everything you do fit into a day and celebrate just how much you achieve. Less stress will increase your productivity.

Wishing you well

Lily 😊
JillAlexaVA Premium
Oh, Lily, You star you! That makes me feel so much better.
As you say, we have so many other things to do.
Will keep this in mind and stop beating myself up.
Warm wishes,
Aussiemuso Premium
So pleased Jill. You are a valuable person at home and with your business.

One step a day consistantly, will bring you success and you will enjoy the journey.

Pretty much how you raised good kids. One day at a time.

Have a lovely day.

Lily 😊
JKulk1 Premium
I think most of us ate struggling in one or more parts of this Affiliate journey. Some with the technical side, others with content writing. All we need to do is take one step at a time. I know that I've had moments I thought I'd never understand something, however, sooner or later I find someone who can explain it to me in a simple way. You will never totally get rid of feeling overwhelmed but it will get easier. Jim
JillAlexaVA Premium
Thank you so much, Jim,
You are so wise. I am a monkey see, monkey do, kind of person. Once I have seen it done, and perhaps taken some notes, it becomes clearer.
Kind regards,