Angry and Annoyed! Help me?

Last Update: February 15, 2016

And I would love some guidance and feedback from others.

So I love affiliate marketing, and since joining WA it feels like I have found a new way of life

BUT I am not making it with my affiliate website yet. I have 2 other websites that are product based that I had before I joined WA.

I struggled to learn how to work them, I struggled to learn how to do everything. It took me ages and I kept getting stuck and hitting new challenges. When I found WA I was doing ok.

Then when I found WA all the little pieces I hadn't put together fell into place, all the skill I had learned were fine tuned. The support I was lacking was suddenly found. This of course felt great..

Now I have an online baby store in South Africa with 2 websites. One for retail and one for wholesale.

The problem is that I have lost my passion for these websites in a way. I still love my websites but I don't want to hold products anymore, I don't want to have to be available all the time by phone, email and in person.

I just want to write...

So my retail store I have been blogging for a while and I have quite a lot of posts there but I have gone all quiet, focusing on my new WA website.

Sales in retail have gone quiet because the plan is to stop selling my own products. I want to just quietly kill retail and monetize my blogs.

The problem is the wholesale side. I love this side of it, and it is not a huge amount of work, and the orders are reasonably large. I just feel that lately all my suppliers are messing me around and everything is messing up. There are extra expenses all the time due to these stuff ups.

It got to me on Friday last week, I just snapped and lost it with someone... yes badly.

I don't mind things going wrong, but I do need people to answer their phones so that I can in turn give my customers feedback and keep them in the loop.

I'm tired of struggling and I'm tired of relying on other people when it is MY name on the line.

Here is my website I am talking about: http://kaboutjie.com/

and here are my blogs: http://kaboutjie.com/blog/

On Friday I took my wholesale website down I am so upset by the problems with my main suppliers... so there is nothing to see there.

http://wholesale.kaboutjie.com/

I'm not sure what I am wanting to know here, I suppose I am just floundering and very upset.

I'm not sure what to do about this, I'm starting to think F*** it....

I am just so tired of relying on other people and being disappointed. But where to from here and how to earn in the mean time?


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CathyS Premium
Ahhh - an "ah-ha" moment ... when you realize that you can't count on other people to do what they say, when they say, and how they say. I call it is "casual inconsideration." And yes - it is a real pain which, in turn, makes the people with the nonchalant attitude also a real pain.

So, the question is ...

Where's your passion and will it pay the bills?
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LynneHuy Premium
Yeah it will. Just not today and today I can't run my business that is paying... I'm just having a cry day today. nothing is going right and I am so tired of that.
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CathyS Premium
On days like this - I just step away. Focus on something else and get a good night's sleep. Fresh air and sunshine ... something so simple can make such a huge difference.
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RaeAnnePond Premium
Lynne, I do not believe in coincidences. I believe everything happens for a reason and sometimes we get so confused or frustrated about what is happening that we lose sight of that. When I get frustrated like that, and believe me I do, I just take a breather. Take a deep breath, go for a walk, play with my dogs, talk to my fiancé, read something inspirational, etc. Sometimes I just need to clear my head of what is bothering me and then come back to it when I am feeling better and my head is clear again. Does that help any?
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LynneHuy Premium
Thank you :)
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laurenjean Premium
Oh Lynne, sorry to hear things are so frustrating & disappointing for you right now. I feel your pain. Have you thought of doing a SWOT analysis of your business to get clear on all the positives & negatives?
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks Lauren. I know what I want to do, its just how to get there. Plus I have all these customers waiting for things and I can't even give them any feedback because my suppliers are literally ignoring me. I hate this, I can't handle giving terrible service.
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JudeP Premium
I agree with Geoff, step back and take a break. If you keep hearing that phrase I feel it must be significant, so wait and see what the next couple of days bring. Take care, Jude :)
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks Jude. It means a lot just having the support of the community.
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GeoffGS Premium
Find your 15 munutes. Breathe and meditate. Remember. Everything is exactly the way it should be. It's our vision of the world and where we stand in it that is skewed. How can I be useful to someone else is always the answer when I'm frustrated. Peace to you Lynn. Geoff.
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LynneHuy Premium
Thanks Geoff :) I do appreciate it.
Why is it that the message "everything is as it should be" keeps coming to me?
I guess there must be a reason for that.
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GeoffGS Premium
Because when one door is closed, another will open. Stay out of your own way as much as possible in the mean time. Sure the kids will help with that. :) lol.
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GeoffGS Premium
Don't worry. I'm sure I'll need some reassurance soon enough. Geoff. :)
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