It's been a year already! Is giving up my best choice?

Last Update: September 01, 2018

This is not a success story like many ones I have been reading lately.

In fact, I have been thinking whether or not to write this post but I'm finally going to share it because there might be people who are in a similar situation as me.

It's great to read success stories to get inspired and motivated, but I know success stories sometimes can be a little bit discouraging, especially if you have been putting a lot of effort into something and are not seeing the kind of results you desire and know you deserve.

I have been in this community for more than two years already, and the first year I was still studying so I worked very little on my site.

I also had the shiny object syndrome so I used to get very distracted and got involved in many opportunities.

Now I can say it's been a year that I decided I would start taking this seriously. I had 36 posts on my site back in September 2017. Now I have 330 posts.

Last year at this time I had more hope that I could make this work if I put in the effort and time and also was excited to see what changes I would experience.

I only had a full-time job for 3 months so the rest of months I have been working on this business.

At this point, I don't have that kind of hope I used to have. The only thing that keeps me going are the positive comments that sometimes I receive on my site and the fact that some of my referrals are glad to be here is something that is also preventing me from giving up.

If I were only taking into consideration my traffic stats, the number of referrals I get or the sales I have made, I probably would have given up already.

Yes, I'm earning more than I was earning last year at this time, but it's been some months that I'm not seeing any improvements even though I haven't stopped working.

Last year I made $0 so I guess I should be glad that I'm earning more than that now. Another positive thing is the fact that I still have the opportunity to work on this, until May I don't have to pay for my yearly membership again.

I'm also grateful that my family members are being patient and still haven't told me to get a real job, since they don't believe and don't support me in this even though it's going better than last year. They think I'm wasting my time and everyday I wish I could prove them wrong and give them what they deserve.

I know I would have more faith if I were making progress or saw a little breakthrough. I believe there's something big I'm missing out but I still haven't found what it is so maybe I'm not smart enough for this.

I had the hope that if I put in the effort, I could make it to Vegas but now I see it's too late for me.

Those who are looking to make an extra income, know that it's possible because if someone like me has reached that goal, I believe ANYONE can do it!

I'm a slow one so I believe anyone on here can achieve what I have achieved in less time than me.

So, at this point, my question is if giving up is the best decision I can make and there are times that I think about the results I'm getting and I would say "yes" because I am not seeing any improvements, but then I tell myself "a big no" because I'm NO QUITTER.

Anyway, I wanted to give some hope to those who are starting out and looking forward to making this work. Know that this is MORE THAN POSSIBLE for you!


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billarmstron Premium
Great article, sounds like a bite of burn out. You could go out and find a job and do this part time. If possible build a new site with a new topic and see where that takes you. Good Luck on your journey and keep a positive attitude going forward ;o)

P.S. Don't Quit or give up try and have some Fun
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Richiered Premium
Stick in there ! it will come for sure, you ONLY fail when you give up, remember Edison the inventor of the light bulb

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
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Miren Premium
Great quote! You are right, I need to remember that I'm not a failure if I keep trying this.
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Richiered Premium
Keep going, you are young and FULL of life, grab it by the neck and have fun every day day !!! it is so important, life goes quickly I I am 62 years old and it just wizzed by !!

Making money is important obviously, it gives you choices ! but just have fun ! it is free
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StevenRinker Premium
Awesome! QUITTING IS NEVER AN OPTION!!
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Miren Premium
Right!
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StevenRinker Premium
We all know if this was actually easy that everyone would do it. Most people reading this thread have drive and talent most people don't. This thing we do takes drive and perseverance. Fight the good fight!!
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Miren Premium
You’re right, that’s something I think a lot. If this were easy, most people would be doing this.
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Godsmack12 Premium
Always be proud of who you are not what you think you should be.
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Miren Premium
Exactly, that’s what I need to learn.
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DebbieRose Premium
Hi,
I think your journey is common...I can certainly relate. Just wondering what your traffic is like and if you use social media. I HVe no presence on SM yet but that seems to make a difference for many.
Debbie
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Miren Premium
I’ve been getting 200-300 visitors per day for some months already. I only share my posts on social media, I don’t do anything else. I’ve been focused on SEO but my rankings are not high lately...

What about you? What’s your niche?
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DianneH Premium
Have you got the sumo plugin or one alike, it let's you monitor how far down your posts people read to, from that you could move your action points around and experiment etc.

Just a thought I had as that's what I would do in your situation.

Please don't consider giving up! You have done so great, success is yours once you have mastered some finer points
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DebbieRose Premium
You're way ahead of me...I'm doing the Bootcamp promoting WA. Sounds like you're doing what's needed...it'll happen for us.
Debbie
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