This Is Not Working Out For Me
Aloha Kakou -- Hello Everyone !
Yesterday, 2/12/16, was my 2-month mark as a member with WA -- WooHoo!
It's been Good, Bad, and Ugly --
The Good... the WA "Ohana", or Family -- has been Good; in fact, even better than that -- everyone's been GREAT !! Helpful, Supportive, Encouraging -- and REAL!
The Bad... I'm still stuck on Course 1, Lesson 4 -- so I haven't even created my website yet. Everyone's advice has been to Follow the Training -- Everyone says it will Help. So I stopped spending so much time on the Social Media aspect of WA; went back to Lesson 4... and still couldn't move forward... I felt / I feel completely overwhelmed !!
I'm sooooo NOT Techno-Savvy; I don't know techno terminology; not even the basics...
What is HTML? What is its purpose? How do I apply it in creating my website?
What is URL? What is its purpose? How do I apply it in creating my website?
What's a Link? What is its purpose? How do I apply it in creating my website?
What's a Widget? Plugin? Home Page? Landing Page? And so on, and so forth.
The Ugly... I'd have to "Google" everything, which is VERY Time Consuming; then I'd get even more confused with the definitions, and still no understanding on "How To" do anything! I felt like a Deer-With-No-Eyes (No Eye Deer... get it? No Eye Deer = No Idea... 'kay... ne-VER mind... bah-dum-bump) -- I started Questioning myself:
WTH did I get Myself into? Why Am I Doing this to Myself? Who Do I Think I'm Fooling?!
Which leads me to believe... This is not working out for me.
Not ready to give up, I went to see my Uncle Flynn, who used to work for Microsoft, hoping he could enlighten me... I explained to him the WA Program, thinking he'd offer some advice or guidance... but nooooOOOOOOoooooo... instead, he responded with doubt and apprehension -- but before he elaborated, he asked me to walk him through the Lessons, up to the point where I was stuck at -- which I did (Course 1, Lesson 4).
His immediate response: Why isn't there a Vocabulary Lesson before you get to Creating A Website? I was like, RIGHT? THAT's what I-I-I thought too !! Especially for newbies like me -- I told him there were LIVE Training sessions, and that I had "attended" the one on Terminology (hosted by Jay on 1/22/16)...that I even took "old-school style" hand-written notes: SEO, SEM, PPC, CPC, SERP, CTA, etc., etc. --
I was excited at first, because I was able to follow along... for the most part; but then it got waaaaay too advanced for me... Meta This, Meta That, 404 Error, 301 ReDirect, Canonical Tag, Latent Semantic Indexing -- oi vey!! I Completely Lost My Mind !!
Then he said, that the WA Program seemed to be more Sales & Marketing oriented in its Lessons, as opposed to teaching Techno-Terms and Applications. I was like, S&M is where I HAVE experience and can probably go far in this business -- once I learn the Techno-Terms and Applications... but until then, I'm going nowhere, real fast.
He went on to say that he used to be involved in an Affiliate Marketing Program, which was more Techno/Applications oriented and cost less; he recommended it for me, and said he'd help me. I asked him what happened? Why did he stop? He said it didn't work out for him -- that he didn't make money, so he gave it up...
He went even further to say that WA seems to be comparable to MLM... only the people at the Top are making the money, and that I'm getting ripped off @ $47+ per month; he recommended that I get out of it.
I. Was. MORTIFIED! My Heart Sank; My Hopes and Dreams dashed in a matter of minutes; POP! Goes the sound of my big bubble bursting... What's a Girl To Do?
So I went back to The Good... socializing with the WA Family; I shared my concerns about Techno-Terms and Applications... about other members who started after me, had already gotten a better Rank and had more Followers... but I was advised by a few members, that I shouldn't be concerned about that part of the business right now -- that getting my website up and running is waaaaaay more important at this stage; that I shouldn't feel pressured by how others are doing... and that going at MY Pace is O.K.
Honestly? I'm not so concerned with Other People doing better than me, per se... what concerns me about Other People doing better than me, is that they started after me and yet they already "Get It"... I'm simply Not Getting It... it makes me feel like maybe I'm just not cut out for this -- maybe it's not my path to follow; maybe I need to be REAL with myself and Admit... This Is Not Working Out For Me --
But I'm Still Here... hanging on to HOPE... writing my 2-Months-into-WA BLOG... procrastinating Lesson 4... yet again... Now What? Heavy Sigh...