Techno-crastination. the bane of my WA existence
Howzit WA Ohana !! [ Howzit = What's Up or Wassuuuup in local speak ]
I just made 3 months with WA on March 12, 2016 -- since the 2nd week of joining WA, I have procrastinated the Lessons and I am still stuck @ Course 1, Lesson 4 -- creating my website. I have Two Reasons (aka 'Excuses') for procrastination:
1) I've been a little pre-occupied with a new Part-Time J.O.B. -- 12 hours per week as Asst. Program Mgr. for Waipa Foundation, to help develop and manage a brand new tour activity offered right here on the island of Kauai; and
2) If you've read my previous blogs, you know that I'm not tech-savvy or tech-passionate, so I'm not exactly motivated to go on.
If I could afford to, I'd hire someone to do all this techno stuff for me, but that is simply not the case... in fact, I can't even afford to pay my existing bills right now, hence the PT J.O.B. What DOES motivate me to go on with WA, is that I am excited about getting my own business up and running, and I am absolutely passionate about my niche --
Speaking of niche (pun almost perfectly intended - depending on how you pronounce 'niche'), my niche has become a brain-fart "run amok"... originally, the premise of my niche was/is to blog about Things To Do on the island of Kauai; I would 'monetize' by including links to companies that have affiliate programs for Kauai-associated things (hotels, restaurants, tours, weddings, books, souvenirs, novelties, etc.). Another way to monetize, as recommended by several WA members, is to create my own products -- be it eBooks, Videos, Craft Items, or what have you, and promote/sell on the WA website. I thought... greeeaaat !! So I went off in that direction... and I mean it when I say "went off"... I started brain-farting up the yin-yangs... next thing you know, I'm running amok! Like I said... niche... brain-fart... run amok --
As I develop my niche and build my business, I continue to feel apprehensive about the techno-thing, and continue to procrastinate the lessons... admittedly, I have a severe case of TECHNO-CRASTINATION. Heavy sigh...
I do, however, find solace in the fact that I can depend on the WA Ohana (Family) to help me through the techno-thing. Couple that with my sales experience, and I have a recipe for success -- so why do I continue to TECHNO-CRASTINATE? Allow me to answer myself with an illustration...
"Here's a story, of a lovely lady", who is building up a business of her own:
Course 1, Lesson 4 -- choose a theme for my website... immediately, I realized the importance of choosing a Mobile-Friendly Design -- especially since the Primary Target Market of my business is Kauai Visitors. Unfortunately, browsing through the 2,000+ themes became a daunting task in and of itself... feeling overwhelmed and completely unmotivated, I escaped into the world of Techno-crastination, which has now become the bane of my WA existence.
Today, when I jumped online to catch up on WA emails and messages, I happened upon a Tutorial posted by WA Member "stephhill", titled "Importance of Mobile-Friendly Design". Very Useful Information and Extremely Helpful. Reading Steph's Tutorial was an affirmation that I have a pretty good business sense, and it gave me a boost of confidence for building my website... the timing was impeccable -- Thanks Steph !!
All that said, I feel much better about moving forward... I've re-thunk the direction I want to go in and I've already taken steps in that direction. I've refocused and reset my goals... working on getting my HI State GET License; a PUC License; Liability Insurance; and of course, Marketing -- with every intention of using my WA Website as the foundation of my business; ... now I just have to build a bridge over Techno-crastination Waters and get over it -- lololol !!