My honest experience being here for 1 month

Last Update: June 13, 2019

Hello to all of you that are reading this Blog Post . I arrived here on the WA platform 1 month ago and I would like to share my experience . Maybe you are not interested ( and that is totally fine) and you stop reading now, maybe you are curious and keep on reading and this are the ones I am doing it for . So Let's make a resume to my previous month:

- When I arrived here, I did not have any clue what to expect . Honestly, I was skeptical but I also taught, I have nothing to lose, so I told myself, let's give it a try.

- I followed and did all the assignments that you have to do up until level 3. At this moment I started with level 3. Let me give you some insights and feeling I have had from start until level 3:

- 1. Choosing a Nice ? For me it was obvious, I am a distiller and I want to share my passion and experiences. Looked easy until I had to start writing: pffff, I am not such a big writer and sharing my taught on paper for the whole internet to read? It scared me. I have written a few posts so far, nothing spectacular and it takes a lot of energy from me doing this, so I am still struggling today.

- I registered a domain name ( Koengerard.com), started building my website and put a few posts on there: BUT honestly, the small devil inside of me tells me all the time, why are you doing this ? Nobody will read this, nobody is interested in that ...etc., better stop and do something else. Until today, I am stronger than the voice of the little devil but still, I am struggling again.

I share this because I am sure that there are people here, who has the same struggles and I want to encourage you to keep on going and never give up . I used to run my own companies for 15 years and If I look back, I have had a wonderful time. On the other hand, If I look a bit further than I also see that I have had similar struggles back then and I kept on going.

So my conclusion of this blog: Even if you have a hard, shitty time . Even if you wonder If it makes all sens. Even is you also consider of stopping or doing something else, I am begging you, before you stop, ask yourself the question If you have given it really a chance to succeed. Often we give up, just before we could have been rewarded for our efforts .

Rome is not build in 1 day. Since I am here, I have already done a lot of research, my conclusion on WA marketing is: If you keep on going and you never give up, sooner or later you have to have success . To all of you out here, let's keep on going and we will have a good time together when we are over the finish .

Cheers from Belgium

Koen

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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Hi Koen! You're absolutely right! We can succeed at this. That's especially true since we have the WA training that goes step by step. A plus for you is that you've also had success with the brick & mortar biz. But, like the brick and mortar businesses, we still have to take action to see what works best, then tweak it as we go. Sometimes, we might have to scrap the direction in which we're going and go in another direction b/c our target audience has a greater interest. Live, learn, adjust, and keep moving forward! :)

I wish you much success!
Colleen
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KoenGerard Premium
Thanks, Colleen, you are so right: Live, learn, adjust, and keep moving forward! :). I really like this mindset

greetings
Koen
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AffMktgRt Premium
Koen,

Great update and moving personal testimony of your journey here so far. Congrats on the progress you have made on many fronts.

I liked the fact that you have pointed out the devil's voice inside your head trying to discourage you and how you fight to overcome.

In fact, I have written before on that same very subject here: Wishing you continued success and do not give up for in doing so you will never know what you could have achieved.

Blessings!
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KoenGerard Premium
Thanks, very encouraging words. I just read your blog on the link. You are so right. I really like the mindset.
greetings
Koen
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EdwinBernard Premium
Koen, I found a lot of value in your message. You speak from experience from a bricks and mortar business, If you can make that work, you will be able to succeed online.

The secret is to keep following the winning formula Wealthy Affiliate is giving us. If others can make this work, anybody else can. You gave the reason why it can work. And also why it will not work. The choice is ours.

Congrats in making it to Level 3.

Cheers.

Edwin
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KoenGerard Premium
Thanks, Edwin, You are definitely right. Sooner or later the hard work must be rewarded.
greetings
Koen
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Kettei Premium
Thanks for your honest thoughts, Koen.

The good news is, the writing gets easier (and kudos to you for writing in a second language).

Most of us here have had the same fears and thoughts that you expressed - and as you keep writing and seeing your website grow, you'll start to feel pretty good.

It takes time to build the traffic and it will come - I'm sure that in your niche, you'll quickly gain a following, especially once you start leveraging social media.

Best wishes for the future!
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KoenGerard Premium
Hey Phil, thanks for your comment . Thanks for the good advice .
Life is for the walkers, not for the talkers.
cheers bro
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Nadia27 Premium
That i svery true, we need to keep working, keep creating content, marketing and success will surely happen!
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KoenGerard Premium
thanks Nadia
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