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

Last Update: August 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.

Period.

Okay now stop reading and get to work!

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Johncruz You nailed it!! Patience and determination are key in this e-commerce. I love analogies, there is the story of two guys who were mining gold. One quit with two more digs left the other kept going and hit the mother lode past the two digs. I am in this blogging for the long haul. Thanks a million.
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lmwhite Premium
Thank you for this post. I keep links to posts that inspire me to keep going with affiliate marketing, and this one is just great. Knowing that this is possible with continued effort and dedication will help me to stay in the game. Thanks again.

--Laura
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TRyan2 Premium
Great advice and encouragement! Thank you!
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NWTDennis Premium
Your simple math makes a lot of sense John.
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Fleeky Premium
Awesome sharing!
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johncruz Premium
Thanks Fleeky!
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NWTDennis Premium
Thanks John ... I needed that. I'm a retired Mfg Engineer with an MBA and struggle with this writing thing just like many others do. I've written some posts that I thought were pretty darn good. It's just the process took way too long.

My biggest challenge is becoming a volume writer. I've heard that Google likes a steady stream of posts. I just don't have the available time to do a post a day for an extended period of time. But 2 or 3 posts a week seems doable.

So I'm hoping a steady stream of 2 to 3 posts a week will get the job done.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Yes, it sure will. Kyle said in the training too that 2 or 3 posts a week is what we should aim for. Hope this helps! :-)
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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NWTDennis Premium
Thank you for your response Sharlee. John is a cool young guy and just returned from the SAC in Las Vegas ... his third time I think. That's a real nice business.
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johncruz Premium
You're too kind Dennis and you are definitely cool yourself. I hope business is going great for you as I'm sure you've been putting in the work like always.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Hi Dennis
Yes I agree, reading everybody's SAC reports are extremely motivating! Yes, WA is tops and the community superb! ;-)
Wishing you all of the very best!
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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MichelleV1 Premium
Great advice! thanks John!!!
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amexrn Premium
Hi John, great post. Got me inspired and motivated. I was kinda having a "writer's block" atm but it'll be done today. Thanks a lot. Now I gotta go work on my AB Training. :D Have a nice day!

Regards,
Arline
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johncruz Premium
I hope you're still chugging along Arline!
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amexrn Premium
I am trying my best. Thanks a lot John.

Kind regards,
Arline
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Surfdude123 Premium
My website has 275 posts on it now. I have made 8:00 in premium upgrades. May be laughable but at least I made something. LOL
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johncruz Premium
That's really good actually as that is just the beginning. Glad to see you're still at it David!
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TeamIceCream Premium
275 posts! Well done!
Have you submitted your website for feedback? It can be very insightful to hear what other members think can be improved upon. With at least 275 keywords out there, I would think that you would have made more sales already. Maybe it is something small that needs a little bit of tweaking?
Wishing you all the best!
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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TeamIceCream Premium
275 posts! Well done!
Have you submitted your website for feedback? It can be very insightful to hear what other members think can be improved upon. With at least 275 keywords out there, I would think that you would have made more sales already. Maybe it is something small that needs a little bit of tweaking?
Wishing you all the best!
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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Surfdude123 Premium
Thanks Sharlee. Actually now it's at 311 posts total. I have made one Premium referral but it's better than where I was. Lol I wish you the best!
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viyee Premium
Thanks John Brilliant contribution.
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johncruz Premium
Not a problem Peony!
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Elijah1916 Premium
Someone once said it initially seem impossible until it is done. There's nothing like IMPOSSIBLE, as the word itself says I M POSSIBLE. Isn't that strange!!!!!
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johncruz Premium
It sure is Lanu!
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dj-drea Premium
I know this to be true! I am not making enough for a full-time income yet, but I am making money. I know if I keep working my income will keep growing.
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johncruz Premium
That first $1 is the hardest part Andrea, so keep doing what it took you to make that first $1 and amazing things will happen!
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idobarnoam Premium
Thanks for the inspiration John.

It came exactly when it was needed.
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johncruz Premium
You're welcome Ido!
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Freedomseekr Premium
This is so very true, John! The more you write and keep on going with your sites, the better it gets. Although at first it may seem like you're doing all this writing for nothing, it all adds up over time.

Like yourself, I had no idea of what I was getting into when I started here...no experience at any of it, didn't even realize there was such a thing as affiliate marketing.

And, I certainly never thought I'd be writing posts that could be read by people across the globe. At first, it terrified me. But as you mentioned, the realization that if I wanted things in my life to change and be able to make money online rather than be stuck forever at a job I didn't enjoy, I'd just have to make up my mind and do it.

Anyways, I'd rather spend any amount of years it takes to get there, I've spent 20 plus years already at jobs that only give tiny raises every few years. Just isn't worth it to keep working these jobs when I know I can make more doing this...plus, I realized how much I really love to write once I got over the fear.

Sadly, many listen to their fear or whatever it is holding them back...that "I can't do this" mentality. Like you stated, "we all had to start somewhere" no matter what we do...that is so very true, John! The worst part is getting started, but once you do, it'll be that much easier to keep on going on to the next.

Thanks for sharing, John! Very inspiring, btw...keep up the awesome job!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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johncruz Premium
Exactly Sherry! If anyone can understand that you're really working for the future then that's all you need. Not many can make the "sacrifice" but those that can will be rewarded.
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mickeyb123 Premium
I think we all need this type of reading every once in a while, my friend! I have never been afraid of writing and it actually shows most of the time, but there are a lot of folks that just need encouragement to get started and keep doin' it!
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johncruz Premium
You're right Mickey!
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LadybugLove Premium
Thank you John...

I haven't lost sight of this...but going thru some very difficult things in my life right now that are beyond believable. Have to find a temporary job...going thru a divorce...and a possible loss of home. Right where the rubber meets the road. But I'm not giving up...NO WAY!! I've come too far to quit...and I'm NO quitter!!

So needed this today...to stay the course and the knowledge and encouragement that this will be supportive in time. So far have worked to build a following on FB for two years, even before coming to WA in February 2017. Have come a long way...but still a ways to go.

I'll be sharing your message with my people on WA! Thank you sooo much John!!

Blessings!

~Evon :)
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johncruz Premium
I went through something similar Evon and it absolutely sucks! What I remembered was why I joined this site for in the first place and that is what made all the difference. You will make it work too Evon so keep at it!
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LadybugLove Premium
Thank you John...
God is putting my pathway before me...doors opening. My Heavenly Papa is sooo good. Even counts my tears in His bottle. that means the world to me.

Onward and UPward! :')
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Ruthchicago Premium
Thanks, I needed that!
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Mark1234 Premium
well said John
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rwaite3613 Premium
Thanks for encouraging words, John. It definitely takes some patience while learning how to build a web site. Writing is one aspect but learning the behind scenes workings of a site can be a bit of a struggle.
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cosmicradio Premium
Inspirational, John. Thanks for sharing!
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JPeterson2 Premium
Great post John.. Thanks for the encouragement!
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jimnkaran Premium
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.
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Donnie58 Premium
Great inspiration, John! Thanks for posting. I think many need this here at WA.
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littlemama Premium
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!

THANK YOU!
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viyee Premium
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.
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littlemama Premium
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? :)
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GaryHorton Premium
Great post! The truth well spoken!
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Carson1 Premium
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
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subcpo14 Premium
I love a positive butt chewing. Nothing good is ever easy. Thanks!!
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GaryJr Premium
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.
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Zoosh Premium
Motivation overloaded. Thank you so much.
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scottdogg187 Premium
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.

~Scott~
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Biggsta Premium
Thanks John for the boost of motivation!!
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Song1 Premium
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.
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johncruz Premium
Write on Song!
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