Blogging is Just Not For Me and That's Why I'm Quitting

Last Update: Aug 24, 2017


"Blogging is not for me"

"I don't know how to write"

"I don't have time for this"

The excuses as to why someone is not making it in the online world is getting really old and I figured a nice little post will help some of you break out of this wrong mindset.

Just like a lot of you, I didn't intend on starting a blog and I never even thought I'd be writing as I know for a fact that my content was beyond horrible in my early days.

Did that stop me?

Of course not.

The thing about this whole blogging thing is that you can actually make money and not just money, but a lot of it.

So if someone told me that I can make money doing it, why wouldn't I at the very least give it a try.

With just 3 short years I have made more money than any job I've ever held, to include a bar business that I once had 4 years ago.

So thank you WA for allowing me to spend more time with my family and for all the nice little perks that come with being an online entrepreneur.

I know it wasn't easy, but with a little help from the community here (in 2014), I managed to beat the odds and actually make a living on the internet.

I was told it wasn't going to happen overnight and that it was going to take time before I even made $1 but I knew this stuff actually worked.

Understanding How This whole Online thing Works is Not as Easy as it Sounds

I completely understand that a lot of you don't get how this whole online thing works but don't worry, we all were in your shoes at one point of our online careers.

Now if you can understand a couple of things, you might look at things a lot differently, especially if you're thinking about quitting.

  1. You will not make money right away and it might not even come in 6 months
  2. It takes persistence and patience
  3. As long as you are WORKING at it, you will see results

Those were the things I was told when I first started and I figured that even if it took me 2 years to make over $3k a month, I would do it.

My job wouldn't do that, even if I worked there for 10 years.

Of course it shouldn't take that long, but if I could make that in less than 5 years knowing that you will increase your income along the way, there is nothing that will hold me back from giving it my all.

Let's see...Work 10+ years to get small raises here and there to make $30k/year or put in 3 years into a website and make $50k +?

It's simple math like this that will take you a long way and that is what got me to where I am today.

We All Start Somewhere

Whether you're a pilot or a gas pump specialist, we all had to start somewhere and I'm sure we didn't know everything about the job.

The same thing applies to this whole affiliate marketing thing.

What makes this different than anything else?

So when someone tells me that they don't know how to write or that this is not for them, all I see are excuses and most especially the wrong mentality.

When I first started, I knew nothing about blogging, creating websites, or even knowing that making money online was even possible.

Rather than trying to debate on how I couldn't do it, I listened to what I was told and never looked back.

In less than two years of working on my online business, I was able to make a solid income and eventually work from home full-time.

I now do this for a living and I am living proof that the training and everything else that WA has to offer is beyond worth it.

Quit Making Excuses

If you have a website and you are adding content to it, don't stop what you're doing regardless if you're seeing any type of results.

Whether it's month 6 or month 3, there is no reason why any of you should stop working on your site.

Remember that you're building a business and all businesses take time to grow.

Continue adding content and don't ever stop until you make that first $1.

The worst thing you could do is add 1 post a month trying to say that you don't have time for your site.

Not blogging is like saying you don't want money.

I don't care who or what you are, there is no reason why you can't make money online.

Get your mind in the game and put in the work that is needed, just like everyone else.

Anyone can make thousands of dollars online as long as you keep your excuse list at 0.

So the next time you feel like quitting, remember that there is no reason as to why you can't make this work.


Okay now stop reading and get to work!

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Recent Comments


Thanks John, I have only been at this for almost a month and I have made a little bit of money. I have been getting really frustrated lately as I still can not get my Google analytics page to work right, it says I have only had one visitor in the last month, but one of my affiliate links has received over 4000 visitors to their site from my link. But now after reading your post I know I will make this work. Thanks for the motivation that you give and the support that you have given all along. I will go full blast forward until I do what you have done.

About time there's a post worth reading on WA! All these post about WA rank is such a waste of time and distraction.

Love this post John, what I expect from members like you. It really helps us who are still on the way. I'm almost one year in and my site is finally picking up traffic to 200 visits/day. I can't wait to see what the next 12 months will bring!


Thanks Grace
I found blogging has helped me develop my writing skills and build up speed. Helping others has helped me understand where I am going right and where things need a boost.
I agree that the ranking is not the main goal.
I do think it is a step in the right direction for people, like me, who are starting from nothing.
Along the way, comments on my blog have helped me learn some really useful stuff.
Having that ranking number floating there does give me some general idea about how I am doing.
It is not the end goal but useful for some people, like me.

Things that we do on WA are great and beneficial to many people, I just don't think a rank number on this platform gives any indication on how you're doing. You know how you're doing from the interaction with the community, not by a ranking number. Ranking number certainly does not say one knows more than another or makes more money than another. That's why I even think there should be no ranking here, I don't see the point.

I think the community would be even better without the ranking as then people will genuinely help each other instead of for a ranking purpose. Not everyone help to improve rank, but I know a lot do, it's obvious sometimes.

The time I took to write this reply would have been better use telling you something you needed help on than this ranking business.

Know what I mean? :)

Great post! The truth well spoken!

Well that was a nice kick in the head. Just at a time that I feel like I'm not making much headway toward making my online venture work. Thanks ...Got to get back to work ...ATB Carson 1

I love a positive butt chewing. Nothing good is ever easy. Thanks!!

You had me going at first. I thought YOU were quitting. Good thing you didn't. Congrats on your success.

I haven't had a raise in 10 years at my full time job. I started affiliate marketing part time almost a year ago.

This a great inspiring story. I'll add it to my list of success stories/testimonials.

Thanks for the inspiration, and I will get back to work.
I need to finish up a post I'm in the middle of.

Motivation overloaded. Thank you so much.

Awesome post, John!!

All of these things really hit close to home for me as I was the same way as I started out in the online world.

When I first started here I had no idea what blogging was and I was probably 1 of the worse writers out there.

My grammar was horrible and my spelling was atrocious!!

However, like you, I didn't let that stop me and I knew that I had to do whatever it takes to make it here.

Even though things haven't been the greatest in the past couple of years I have kept pushing forward.

Thanks for such a motivational and insightful post.


Thanks John for the boost of motivation!!

Thanks John, you're are a living proof that the business model, affiliate marketing, works for people who are totally new to the business. I shall continue to write, write, write.

Write on Song!

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