032: I am not sure about my choice of niche - so what now?

Last Update: July 04, 2014

There is light at the end of the tunnel - and no, it is not a train a comin!

naturally, people will start at the beginning, (like here at WA), with either a niche idea, or they simply develop into one as a means to an end. To get on with the training.

This is not a bad thing as it allows one to get moving forward. The problem is that down the road it often becomes a problem.

- Lack of inspiration to devolp the site content, due to the lack of inspiration about the "niche" is a very common one.

Short story!

So what if you made a website and are not inspired to work it? Then just leave it until another day, (or delete it!), and get down and busy with a brand new website in a brand new niche with more knowledge and more excitement than when you first started out!

Suddenly you find you can build a new site in a day or two! That makes up for the long time of plodding along with the old site you really had no love for!

Fact!

Not every website will "just become a success" - sometimes it just will just not! So move on and get going again!

Consider this!

Take a "timeout" from the computer and think about the things you like and can get passionate about - add products - can you get excited enough to make it a winner?

Yes - go for it!

No? Leave it well alone!

The moral of the story - do not get bogged down by an old idea - get fresh!

I hope this may be of some help to someone out there!

Be blessed with success and go for gold!

OldMule

[Please like/hate/comment as per usual - cheers].

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alexander11 Premium
Really good article and full of encouragement. I like your comments if the niche is just not going any where than abandon it and try another one of interest. As sometimes we can go into check-mate get focused on the idea of the niche that we ignore that we can change to different path any time.
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NicholeV Premium
Thank you! I needed that pep talk. I have a lot of passion behind my niche but I have felt that it will take a lot of study before I could get a site up and running with the appropriate information for my readers, which has left me dragging my feet a little. I guess it might be time to take a break and work on another passion.
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OldMule Premium
Hi remember to go to your niches top 5 websites in Google and look for inspiration and ideas too! Be blessed.
Cheers for the heads up - chat soon.
OldMule
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alexander11 Premium
Hi Nichole.

Perhaps you could just have a blast and take action on what you know as you can always perfect later. I am sure if you went and created a site today even if its a few pages, you would get fantastic feedback. I used to think and still do of trying to get things perfect, but I have realized that for me, it is best just implement and then go back and perfect later. I find that it offers more learning and starts to get the creative juices to flow. I know you will be successful.

To your success, Alex.
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Nice article, and very helpful, many thanks ...
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OldMule Premium
I thank yopu for the great feedback! Chat soon.
OldMule
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luke-sull Premium
It's like you read my mind. I did it yesterday. I have nearly 400 visits to my page from 80+ individuals so far!! Please find something you really enjoy doing and it takes the drain out of it.

Www.facebook.com/blokereport

That's my Facebook page. Links up nicely with my website. If you like it.... like it ;) and then share it!! :D
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OldMule Premium
Rock on buddy!! Sure thing - will do.
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luke-sull Premium
thanks man! hope you like!!
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OldMule Premium
What a plonker - lol.
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MrsClaus Premium
Yes, it was a great help, I need a reminder every now and then that change is GOOD!
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OldMule Premium
Great comment and share - thank you!
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LisaShuman Premium
Thanks a lot.
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OldMule Premium
Very welcome - cheers!
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Wondermn Premium
Makes a lot of sense, OldMule. Back into the trenches for me, more research into my niche... and meanwhile continue with my lessons one at a time! No desperate rush!!
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OldMule Premium
Sounding great my friend - I hope this helps you - keep me in the loop!
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dear OldMule,
how can i find other members' website here , so i can have a look and see how it will be at the end?
how i can be member there and how the information should be organized and how and when we can put information?
thanks
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OldMule Premium
Hi Anali
Rather go and look at sites that are already in first place and get ideas from them.
Next, if you do the lessons one by one until you understand what you are doing, you will eventually be able to create a website.
Hope this helps.
OldMule
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ssmart71 Premium
This was encouraging, thanks
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OldMule Premium
Hoping you can get something from it - let me know if it does.
All the best.
OldMule
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CASSTREEJOHN Premium
My master, I needed so much to hear or read your info about the nitches. It's very helpful
Thanks a lot. Blessings, Jaime Castrillon. (sure about niches?)
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OldMule Premium
Be blessed young warrior! Lol!
Ecological niche - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecological_niche Cached
This perspective of niche allows for the existence of both ecological equivalents and empty niches.

- Amen!
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Scorpio15 Premium
Thanks for the great post as is the norm with you.....
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OldMule Premium
Cheers my good man - as always - I appreciate your fine comments!
Thank you.
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Potre Premium
Passion will go far, and if you are uncertain, just make another website! Get back to older websites when you have more experience and ideas, maybe it will work.
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OldMule Premium
Amen there my friend! Cheers for the nod!
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be79877 Premium
Making a note of this. Thanks!!!
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OldMule Premium
Appreciate the lovely heads up as aleays - thank you!
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Nar Premium
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this very important issue of selecting a successful niche. :-)

Detaching ourselves from an old idea which gets us bogged down, sometimes, is painstaking. It is because we hope that the old idea might still work. While at it --more often than not-- it makes us more anxious about the uncertainty of the new idea which discourages us. Thus, deciding to keep the old or choosing the new, really, requires courage.
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OldMule Premium
Thank you for the great comment and great share - very very true! Thank you.
OldMule
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mykat Premium
Thanks for the great idea! It has been of great help to me. :)
I think I jumped the gun with my first site and grabbed domain name before going through that part of the training and felt like I had to make my site fit into the name. So, I will put that one on hold for now.

This time I have started one on siterubix and will work through the lessons first before deciding on a domain name.
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OldMule Premium
Great stuff - that rocks!
Glad you got a message from the blog too.
Appreciate the great comments.
Be blessed!
OldMule
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cubandane Premium
I'm wondering if I am not falling into that category. Good advice OM.
Cheers.
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OldMule Premium
You know you can chin wag it with me anytime - chat soon!
OldMule
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wealthmaker45 Premium
Great advice. Thanks
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OldMule Premium
Thank you for the heads up - appreciated!
OldMule
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CactusRocks Premium
Not a bad LiL Diddy for such a young kid.
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OldMule Premium
Ha ha! Cheers for the nod my good man!
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computermom Premium
Hi there, thanks for that great advice. I was having the same problem picking a niche I was passionate about. Glad to see I'm not alone
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OldMule Premium
cheers for the comment - have a magic day!
Be blessed - chat soon.
OldMule
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pahr53 Premium
Thanks for the encouraging advice!
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OldMule Premium
You are most welcome.
Chat soon.
OldMule
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Rea Premium
Sound advice...:)
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OldMule Premium
Thanks for the comment!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
OldMule
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TinaB Premium
Personally it's not easy to come up with a niche because it seems like the internet is saturated with all kinds of niches. So I'd feel frustrated, thinking maybe I should just pick something just to use it as a starting point when building my first site. But I realized it's better to carefully choose a niche that I'm interesting in doing,and like you said, find something you like and can get passionate about. That's what I'll do.
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OldMule Premium
Have a look at this blog I wrote awhile back - https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/oldmule/blog/how-to-find-a-niche-within-yourself-unusual-technique
cheers for the comments - appreciated!
OldMule
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garthjen Premium
I have been wondering if I chose the right niche but have been too scared to start all over.
You have given me food for thought.
Garth
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OldMule Premium
Nothing ventured ....! You will suprise yourself at what you have already learned and how much easier it is to do it once again - and what to lose?
Appreciate the feedback Garth.
OldMule
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ar20746 Premium
Great advice! Thanks!
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OldMule Premium
Cheers my friend - go for gold!
Chat soon.
OldMule
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Bill67 Premium
Very Well put Mister Mule
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EdwinShannon Premium
Oh ok so you saw my link? The visual edit page just started to work for me. I'm doing everything on my smart phone and my tablet. Now I have a image on my page that will be link up to a video.
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tmaltz Premium
thank you sir, great post
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OldMule Premium
Really appreciated - thanks for the comment.
OldMule
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kvimont Premium
Wonderful post, I had found myself in just that predicament and so I stared a new website same niche but a different theme and a better approach, It is coming along a lot better this go around.
http://havefunbuildingyourcomputer.com/
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Sugarbird Premium
HOORAY! That is so encouraging, kvimont! I'm starting to think there's hope yet! :)
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OldMule Premium
Looking good my friend! So much easier when you are feeling the right feel!
And you have inspired someone else too, (hiya Sugarbird), - all good!
Well done my friend - all the best!
OldMule
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EdwinShannon Premium
Ok here it is http://onlinemarketingfornewbies.siterubix.com I'm still working on it. But this is what I have so far. I'm trying to leverage a tutorial video on my get started page. I got the link up. But I don't know how to upload the imgage of the video with the snapshot I took so I can link that as well.
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EdwinShannon Premium
Oh ok, I'm getting a few clicks I have 9 clicks all time. But I don't know if the clicks are coming from within the WA affiliate community. Because I did left a link in one of the discussion or outside the WA community.
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Simoc Premium
Very pertinent for me. Thankyou OldMule
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OldMule Premium
Always happy if my blogs can help in some way - any suggestions or questions gladly received. Cheers my friend.
OldMule
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KevinCR Premium
Another 'must read' blog! A valuable member of our community.
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OldMule Premium
Bless you and thank you for the kind comments.
OldMule
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Nicole1972 Premium
Great advice! Thank you!
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OldMule Premium
Cheers Nicole - go for gold!
Chat soon.
OldMule
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skyhigh4 Premium
You are so right. Been feeling a bit unmotivated myself to be honest. Thank you :) Patti
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OldMule Premium
Anything I can do to help - please just shout out!
OldMule
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Freedomseekr Premium
Great advice here Andy! I'm thinking of trying something new myself and see where it goes. The first niche I started out on has been getting kind of tiresome to work on, and I only started it just to learn mainly since I wasn't too sure if it was really the one I wanted to do. I've had other niche ideas that keep "bothering" me, lol. Thanks for sharing and best wishes :)
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OldMule Premium
Great comments as always my friend - glad to hear you are looking to broaden your plans - here is to your success and beyond!
OldMule
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raynoldclare Premium
Once again, a great piece of writing.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers my friend, really appreciated!
Go for gold!
Chat soon.
OldMule
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3SEASONGIFT Premium
Yes, you are so right the old website get to be a nuisance and boarding but still hang on.
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OldMule Premium
If you want me to look at your site and comment then just drop me the link here.
Be blessed.
OldMule
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Ivy15 Premium
Andy. It's as if you wrote directly to me because that is where I am at now....stuck with little motivation for lack of content. I started out passionate but now......not so much. This pep-talk was what I needed to hear for myself. I will take time away from the computer and really think about a new niche or work the old one with new ideas. Thank you. :)
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OldMule Premium
Hiya Ivy. If one of my blogs helps but 1 person - then I am a happy man! Please keep me posted with your developments. Look forward to the results.
OldMule
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teacup Premium
I agree wholeheartedly. Thought you were bogged down and was about to suggest just what you said. Thanks for sharing.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers for the comments and the offer of help too - appreciated.
OldMule
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Christabelle Premium
Great advice! Thank you! :) Christa
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OldMule Premium
Cheers my friend - go for gold!
Chat soon.
OldMule
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1David Premium
Thanks for sharing and your support here at WA. Having new ideas
can keep a web designer motivated.
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OldMule Premium
... and customers coming back too!
Cheers for the comment.
OldMule
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SowAndReap Premium
Great Advice Andy.
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OldMule Premium
Thanks a mill - as always - good to know you are alive and kicking back too!
OldMule
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Glenn Paul Premium
Great advice OldMule. Thanks very much.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers for the heads up Glenn - apprecuated! OldMule
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Sugarbird Premium
LOVE ME THAT OLD MULE! I've only been a premium member for a short while but already the inspiration and information here has helped me so much. My blog is just getting started but BY GUM now I know it's gonna fly. Thank you Old Mule and everybody here who are eager to help and be helped. And happy 4th of July by the way!
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OldMule Premium
Thank you for the great feedback and comments. It is people like yourself that make it easy for us to want to help here too. Thank you for being you! Happy holidays!
OldMule
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Bill67 Premium
Hey Buddy Thanks for your awesome Post Have a great day
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OldMule Premium
Hiya Bill - cheers my buddy - happy holidays and cheers as always for the heads up.
OldMule
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foxssd Premium
Great advice, I'm feeling very passionate and happy with what I'm working on at the moment, but that might not always be the case and this is useful to keep in mind.
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OldMule Premium
Hi there - it is great to hear you are happy in what you are doing - always a bonus!
Thank you for the comment - have a great weekend.
OldMule
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DBSTAR Premium
Like, definitely like! You must find a workplace (niche) that will not bore you stiff, it is like working in a "real" place.....
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OldMule Premium
Totally! Thank you for the great comment - have a magic weekend!
OldMule
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DESIDAC Premium
Awesome advice! Thanks so much. I'm just starting with my website & I like my niche but if it does get old or doesn't work then it's great to know that going fresh with much more knowledge is that right thing to do.

Thanks again Oldmule!
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OldMule Premium
Great comments - thank you - look forward to seeing your success soon!
OldMule
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hudhud Premium
That sounds just like me! I will take your advise. I started this website and it is taking me days to complete. Can I rename my website and domain or do I have to buy another website and domain?
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OldMule Premium
If the name works with any niche then you can use it - deleting a website is not always right or wrong either. As a domain name is only a few dollars a year - get one that works for what you are doing.
Any questions - feel free to shout me.
OldMule
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PhyllisE1 Premium
You're right Old mule. Love it or leave it or come back later. Happy day!!!
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OldMule Premium
On the money honey! Great weekend to you too.
OldMule
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MikeGue323 Premium
Hi, OldMule! Great Post. You obviously are not Ranked at 19 for nothing. When your horse dies ...no sense on kicking, beating on it or sit on top of it and see if it comes alive to get you onward to where you were going in the first place. If you cannot corral another immediately, take a walk toward where your destination is! Ain't easy, but it has to be done, if you want to achieve your goals. Thanks for the inspiration to stay alive, on target and don't get bogged down by unworkable niches.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers for the heads up and great comments Mike! You are on the money my friend! Cheers for sharing.
OldMule
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dhayman Premium
Exactly. Most successful people fail far more than they succeed. It's called learning. Good post.
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OldMule Premium
Great comment - cheers, appreciated.
OldMule
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JRCM Premium
Thanks. Good advice.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers my friend - go for gold!
Chat soon.
OldMule
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KatieMac Premium
it makes good sense and it is better to change direction than be stagnant, good advice
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OldMule Premium
Cheers for the nod Katie - always appreciate your comments.
Thank you.
OldMule
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kennnyb Premium
I might just have done what you are warning me about. I hit number 2 on a google search and wondering about another website. I think you are right and take care of the old one first before continuing on to another, keeping the fist one foremost
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OldMule Premium
Congrats on your search placement - number 2 - good stuff my friend. Thanks for sharing!
OldMule
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mdvs42 Premium
Thanks mule you once again hit the nail on the head
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OldMule Premium
Cheers my friend - go for gold!
Appreciate the comment - thank you.
OldMule
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mdvs42 Premium
Hi Mule
This has been an ongoing struggle for me but I'm sure it will come me eventually.
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tweet76 Premium
Thanks again for your juicy tidbits of wisdom . If it's not fun and enjoyable , what's the point .
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OldMule Premium
Exactamo! Cheers for the nod on this - great comments as always! Appreciated.
OldMule
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dch1959 Premium
Glad to see you writing here again! Had been wondering where the OldMule had went.
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OldMule Premium
Glad to have a little more time on hand to be here - just been super busy so my playtime here has been minimal.
Thanks for the heads up - really appreciated! Thank you.
OldMule
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gerryturner1 Premium
Hi OldMule, As ever this appears to be sage advice.
I see no point in developing a home based business if it isn't fun, motivating and exciting. You have to want to get up and go for it every working day, otherwise you may as well go back to the drudge of a job you hate, doing things you don't like doing, for a boss you can't stand.
As my own boss in this business I am darn well going to make sure I havefun and enjoy working at it!
Thanks
Gerry
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OldMule Premium
On the money there Gerry!
Great comments and feedback - thank you, appreciated.
OldMule
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paparoney Premium
thank you, OldMule!!
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OldMule Premium
Cheers my friend - go for gold!
Chat soon.
OldMule
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necopam Premium
As usual a very wise and informative writing for which I again thank you but really confirms my predicament that I am in. As you are already aware from our previous contacts I am genuinely very passionate about my hospitality niche hospitalitycareerhints.com but yet am dry on what else to write as content. Find myself doing what you suggest I shouldn't be doing which is 'struggling' but do not want to move away from Hospitality which is my love. Does all that make sense my friend?
Neil
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KatieMac Premium
your website does give very good information and tips to help prepare those wanting to enter into the hospitality industry, perhaps instead of more pages you could come up with some new blogs or some links to work agencies, wish you well with it worked in that industry for many a year, have a good weekend
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OldMule Premium
Neil - what we need look for is a way to make it easier - I will get back to you next week with some answers to the question - "how to make your work more rewarding".
have a great weekend.
OldMule
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Pauric Premium
Hi Neil

I was just on your website and am wondering could you write about hospitality in golf clubs as well as hotels.
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crp2511 Premium
Great wisdom! I am considering starting a new site, I will continue with my first one but it doesn't need much work now.
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OldMule Premium
It does not get harder to run several sites - it actually gets easier the more you do it and add content or new sites - you can become inspired according to the mood and direct that energy to the most appropriate site. - dogs today - meds tomorrow, cats on Wednesdays etc.
OldMule
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petesway Premium
Number one, You have got to have fun; If I'm not enjoying it, it will seem wrong so I scrub it and start again. Making money doesn't interest me to the point of not bothering with anything else. To me it's brain activity and enjoying the internet with WA.
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OldMule Premium
... and thus the money just follows! Law of attraction at work in it's simplest form - be inspired - have fun - enjoy the life rewards!
Cheers for the great comments Pete.
OldMule
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EdwinShannon Premium
I'm definitely at this point now. I believe my website is developing just fine. But my niche is not serach able. I google my own niche and I'm no were near where in site of the listing. Is it because I'm using a free domain? My niche is call online marketing for newbies. I follow what I was suppose to do and to make sure it not too popular. Or maybe I'm being impatient.
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OldMule Premium
Hi Edwin.
There is every possibility you are being too impatient. Please give me your site link so I can take a look as well.
Cheers.
OldMule
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Pauric Premium
Hi Edwin

Your own domain would definitely help. And also more posts using high quality keywords
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Bill67 Premium
You are off to a good start, just keep moving forward.
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Lesmyb Premium
I can't believe your timing with this post! this is exactly where I am "stuck".
Please can I have your opinion: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/lesmyb/blog/how-do-you-know-when-it-is-time-to-give-up-and-start-over
Les
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OldMule Premium
Hi Les - left you a comment on your post too. Cheers for the nod - appreciated.
OldMule
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boballen Premium
Yes, I agree with you. If the excitement is not there then it's hard to keep motivated. But when you are excited by what you are doing, then nothing can stop you.

Regards, Bob.
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OldMule Premium
Totally on the money Bob! Cheers for the great comment - have a magic weekend.
OldMule
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